NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2016 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://nyc.gov/parks/events NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Sun, 31 Jul 2016 05:43:08 GMT <![CDATA[Swing Dancing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/10/swing-dancing-event http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/10/swing-dancing-event Date: August 10, 2016

Enjoy and evening of swing dancing!

Sponsored by Council Memner Rafael L. Espinal, Jr.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 235-4100

Location: Elton Street and Jamaica Avenue (in Highland Park)

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Q020 Highland Park 2016-08-10 2016-08-10 6:00 pm 7:30 pm 40.68360137939453000, -73.88569641113281000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:18 EDT
<![CDATA[GreenThumb Workshop: Art in the Garden Series: Musical Mobiles and Wind Chimes]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/10/greenthumb-workshop-art-in-the-garden-series-musical-mobiles-wind-chimes http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/10/greenthumb-workshop-art-in-the-garden-series-musical-mobiles-wind-chimes Date: August 10, 2016

In this workshop we will create our own unique, rustic and recycled wind chimes! We will hang terra cotta pots and any other “found” items you bring
along to hang from branches to create mobiles. GreenThumb will provide basic materials, but feel free to bring your own creative ideas and materials to add to the pizzazz!

RSVP here.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 602.5300

Location: Siempre Verde Garden

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2016-08-10 2016-08-10 6:00 pm 7:30 pm 40.72000122070312500, -73.98390197753906000 Tue, 21 Jun 2016 15:00:26 EDT
<![CDATA[Composting 101]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/10/composting-101 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/10/composting-101 Date: August 10, 2016

Have you wanted to start composting but have no idea how to start? If so, then join Audubon New York and the NYC Compost Project at McGolrick Park in Greenpoint for a Composting 101 workshop! Participants will get hands-on experience on how to produce compost locally by transforming their food scraps into compost gold and learn how composting helps birds and other wildlife of Brooklyn! Workshops are open to adults and families.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 979-3077

Location: Central Pavilion (in Msgr. McGolrick Park)

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B114 Msgr. McGolrick Park 2016-08-10 2016-08-10 6:00 pm 7:30 pm 40.72444915771484400, -73.94336700439453000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/577fe99cce20a.jpg Mon, 25 Jul 2016 18:00:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Game Social]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/10/game-social http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/10/game-social Date: August 10, 2016

Make new friends and play some of the most exciting strategy board games at this social event. Board games include:

  • Tuesdays: Forbidden Island and Shadows Over Camelot
  • Wednesdays: Settlers of Catan and Carcassonne
  • Fridays: Wits & Wagers and King of Tokyo

Stop in during Bryant Park's weekly Game Socials to play multi-player co-op, strategy, and party games.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2016-08-10 2016-08-10 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.75370025634800000, -73.98359680175800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57101d2a07d08.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Presents Accordions Around the World]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/10/accordions-around-the-world http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/10/accordions-around-the-world Date: August 10, 2016

This is a weekly series featuring a total of over 75 accordionists, as well as bandoneon/bayan/concertina/harmonium players, representing a vast spectrum of musical genres from many corners of the globe.

Visit bryantpark.org for the schedule.

Produced with Ariana’s List.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2016-08-10 2016-08-10 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.75370025634765600, -73.98359680175781000 Tue, 05 Jul 2016 17:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Yoga Evening Salute to the Sun]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/10/summer-on-the-hudson-yoga-evening-salute-to-the-sun http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/10/summer-on-the-hudson-yoga-evening-salute-to-the-sun Date: August 10, 2016

Summer on the Hudson brings back the ever popular Hatha yoga with Hollis, featuring beautiful sunsets over the Hudson River. Suitable for all fitness levels.

Please wear comfortable clothing and bring your own mat.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: 311

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

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M353 Riverside Park South 2016-08-10 2016-08-10 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.77700042724609400, -73.99069976806640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f57f3166b81.JPG Fri, 10 Jun 2016 17:00:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Moves: African Dance]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/10/garden-mooves http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/10/garden-mooves Date: August 10, 2016

Each session will feature an African dance-based workout. No partner or prior experience required.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 333-2552

Location: Target Brooklyn Community Garden

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2016-08-10 2016-08-10 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.69210052490234400, -73.95529937744140000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57068d45c4eb9.jpg Fri, 27 May 2016 12:00:11 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Moves: Zumba]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/10/garden-mooves1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/10/garden-mooves1 Date: August 10, 2016

Come out for free Zumba classes! No partner or prior experience required.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 333-2552

Location: Willis Avenue Community Garden

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2016-08-10 2016-08-10 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.81219863891601600, -73.92019653320312000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5702851515728.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Capoeira]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/10/family-capoeira http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/10/family-capoeira Date: August 10, 2016

Capoeira is a unique Brazilian art form that has evolved over centuries into an exciting combination of martial arts, dance, music, and acrobatics. Some of capoeira’s benefits include strength, flexibility, stamina, overall fitness, and confidence. Benefits of capoeira for kids include promoting social interaction and sense of belonging, building confidence, discipline and self esteem, promoting a healthy lifestyle so children become active and healthy, and develop cultural awareness and tolerance. Wear comfortable clothing.

Capoeira was developed in Brazil, but its history extends to Africa and tribes from Angola. Slaves living on Brazilian Plantations who weren’t allowed to openly practice traditional forms of self-defense developed an ingenious method of disguising their training by combining it with dance-like movements, singing, and the rhythms of primitive instruments.

Photo by Aba Da Capoeira Bronx

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 569-4112

Location: Indian Road Lawn (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2016-08-10 2016-08-10 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.87279891967773400, -73.91950225830078000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/572a0cb5efbc1.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:12 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Make Your Mark Painting on the Rooftop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/10/arts-culture-fun-make-your-mark-painting-on-the-rooftop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/10/arts-culture-fun-make-your-mark-painting-on-the-rooftop Date: August 10, 2016

Join artist Amy DiGi for a rooftop painting and monotypes printmaking workshop, hosted in partnership with the Art Students League of New York. Participants will learn how to paint from observation, plus basics about materials, color mixing, and composition. You'll get to take home your painting!

Supplies will be provided for you. No experience is necessary. Rain or shine. The event moves indoors in case of rain.

Space is limited, so please RSVP on Eventbrite at amydigi0810.eventbrite.com

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 242-5228

Location: Tony Dapolito Recreation Center

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2016-08-10 2016-08-10 6:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.72953033447265600, -74.00550842285156000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57168d408a827.JPG Wed, 13 Jul 2016 13:00:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Shakespeare in the Park Presents: Julius Caesar]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/10/shakespeare-in-the-park-presents-julius-caesar http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/10/shakespeare-in-the-park-presents-julius-caesar Date: August 10, 2016

This sensational political thriller explores the tension between private loyalties and the public good, and unflinchingly questions the price of freedom.

A children's show starts at 6:30 p.m. The main performance starts at 7:30 p.m.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 760-6560

Location: Unisphere (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2016-08-10 2016-08-10 6:30 pm 10:00 pm 40.74638748168945000, -73.84501647949219000 Thu, 09 Jun 2016 11:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Pier I Picture Show - Audience Vote - Mary and Max v. Carol v. The Warriors]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/10/summer-on-the-hudson-pier-i-picture-show http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/10/summer-on-the-hudson-pier-i-picture-show Date: August 10, 2016

This year’s theme: Audacious New York!

Pack a picnic, bring a friend, and settle in for a sunset and a movie on the Pier. Open Captioned.

Pier I Picture Show Film Series takes place on Wednesdays, from July 6 through August 17. Seating starts at 6:30 p.m. and the film begins at dusk, approximately 8:30 p.m.

Seating is limited, unreserved, and available on a first-come first-served basis beginning 1- 2 hours before the event. If there is heavy rain at the time of the event, the event will be cancelled. No rain dates are scheduled. If attendance reaches maximum capacity, management reserves the right to close participation.

Movie schedule

July 6
The Walk - In 1974, high-wire artist Philippe Petit recruits a team of people to help him realize his dream: to walk the immense void between the World Trade Center towers

July 13
Basquiat - the meteoric rise of youthful artist Jean-Michel Basquiat. Starting out as a street artist, living in Thompkins Square Park in a cardboard box, Jean-Michel is "discovered" by Andy Warhol's art world and becomes a star.

July 20
Arthur (1981)- A happy drunk with no pretensions at any ambition, he is also the heir to a vast fortune which he is told will only be his if he marries Susan.

July 27
Dog Day Afternoon - A man robs a bank to pay for his lover's operation; it turns into a hostage situation and a media circus.

August 3
The Royal Tenenbaums - An estranged family of former child prodigies reunites when their father announces he is terminally ill.

August 10
Audience Vote! Mary and Max v. Carol v. The Warriors. Like Summer on the Hudson on Facebook or Twitter and cast your vote!

Aug 17
Aunte Mame - An orphan goes to live with his free-spirited aunt. Conflict ensues when the executor of his father's estate objects to the aunt's lifestyle.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 11:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Pier I (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2016-08-10 2016-08-10 6:30 pm 11:00 pm 40.77970123291000000, -73.98889923095700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f063bc0c9ec.JPG Fri, 10 Jun 2016 17:00:15 EDT
<![CDATA[Club Fit: Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/10/club-fit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/10/club-fit Date: August 10, 2016

Our free, outdoor yoga classes are a great way for the entire family to stay fit!

Mats will be provided for temporary use.

Start time: 6:45 pm

End time: 7:45 pm

Contact phone: (212) 333-2552

Location: Sherman Creek Peninsula (in Sherman Creek)

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M300 Sherman Creek 2016-08-10 2016-08-10 6:45 pm 7:45 pm 40.85929311610800000, -73.92193448543500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5702804ae905e.jpeg Fri, 27 May 2016 17:00:15 EDT
<![CDATA[Sunset Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/10/sunset-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/10/sunset-yoga Date: August 10, 2016

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

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

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

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

Start time: 6:45 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

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

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2016-08-10 2016-08-10 6:45 pm 8:00 pm 40.86209869384765600, -73.93329620361328000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/572a0610ef55d.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:12 EDT
<![CDATA[Pi-Yo]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/10/piyo http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/10/piyo Date: August 10, 2016

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

Photo by Etienne Frossard.

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 2016-08-10 2016-08-10 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.69260025024414000, -74.00189971923828000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575884328982b.jpg Fri, 29 Jul 2016 15:00:39 EDT
<![CDATA[Sunset Wednesdays Outdoor Music: Bronx Salsa Fest with Orquesta SCC]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/10/sunset-wednesdays-outdoor-music-bronx-salsa-fest-with-orquesta-scc http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/10/sunset-wednesdays-outdoor-music-bronx-salsa-fest-with-orquesta-scc Date: August 10, 2016

Each Sunset Wednesday, enjoy outdoor concerts by vibrant New York City musicians who will bring a pop sensibility to their performance on Wave Hill’s Great Lawn. Orquesta SCC is an NYC-based, 11-member, all male contemporary salsa big band led by Jose Vazquez-Cofresi and Edwin Perez. SCC stands for Salsa Con Conciencia, and the band’s mission is to make music that benefits society. The group has toured in more than 23 European and Latin American countries, and its music has been featured on the FOX Television show “So You Think You Can Dance” and the NFL’s “Monday Night Football” broadcasts. This event will be part of the Bronx Salsa Fest celebration. Visitors may bring a lawn chair and picnic during the performance.

Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2016-08-10 2016-08-10 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.89870071411133000, -73.91249847412110000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5785543a01fb0.jpg Mon, 25 Jul 2016 19:00:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Double Dutch]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/10/double-dutch http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/10/double-dutch Date: August 10, 2016

Learn to double dutch in a block party environment with experienced Brooklyn based Double Dutch Empire instructors.

Open to all abilities and recommended for ages 15 and up.

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

Photo Credit: Roger Kisby

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 2 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-08-10 2016-08-10 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.69944923094600000, -73.99875831604000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57643ed63e57c.JPG Fri, 17 Jun 2016 18:00:21 EDT
<![CDATA[All the Park's A Stage: The Winter's Tale]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/10/all-the-parks-a-stage-the-winters-tale http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/10/all-the-parks-a-stage-the-winters-tale Date: August 10, 2016

See free performances of Shakespeare's romantic comedy The Winter’s Tale by the New York Classical Theatre.

This performance will move to different locations throughout the park.

Photo by: Julienne Schaer

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Bridge View Lawn (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-08-10 2016-08-10 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.70258683453300000, -73.99624776840200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/576053c2b2bfd.JPG Mon, 25 Jul 2016 18:00:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Outdoor Cinema 2016: Suzhou River (China)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/10/outdoor-cinema-2016 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/10/outdoor-cinema-2016 Date: August 10, 2016

Socrates Sculpture Park and Film Forum, in collaboration with Rooftop Films, present this annual international film festival, which features a different country or culture each Wednesday evening between July 6 and August 24. This year’s series examines the theme of The River, either literally or metaphorically, as we celebrate our 30th anniversary and the Landmark exhibition.

Each week throughout the summer series, the film is paired with live international music and local food vendors representing each week’s featured country of origin, making for a diverse array of films, food, and music. This program invites visitors to picnic on the grass, see musical and dance performances, enjoy the cool waterfront breeze as the sun sets over the Manhattan skyline, and watch exceptional international films on an outdoor screen.

About Suzhou River
Chinese filmmaker Lou Ye calls Shanghai’s mysterious Suzhou River “the blood of the city”, as it cuts through the seedy nightclubs, abandoned warehouses, and criminal underworld of this romantic film noir. The story of a motorcycle messenger who is hired to kidnap an alluring young woman with whom he falls in love, Suzhou River has echoes of Vertigo, riffing on its themes of voyeurism, mistaken identity, and sexual obsession.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2016-08-10 2016-08-10 7:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.76839087611100000, -73.93660759925800000 Wed, 15 Jun 2016 17:00:18 EDT
<![CDATA[FrogWatch USA: Monthly Monitoring]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/10/frogwatch-usa-monthly-monitoring http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/10/frogwatch-usa-monthly-monitoring Date: August 10, 2016

Hike to Walker Pond to listen for (and possibly see) frogs.

A headlamp or flashlight is required. This program is suitable for ages 8 and older.

Registration is required. To register, please email naturecenter@sigreenbelt.org or call (718) 351-3450.

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: 200 Nevada Avenue (in High Rock Park)

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R088 High Rock Park 2016-08-10 2016-08-10 7:30 pm 9:00 pm 40.58449935913086000, -74.12509918212890000 Tue, 26 Jul 2016 18:00:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Classic Film Series: The Strange Love of Martha Ivers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/10/classic-film-series http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/10/classic-film-series Date: August 10, 2016

This series honors Kirk Douglas and Sidney Poitier–two Hollywood legends.

Join us for the first film in this four-part series, The Strange Love of Martha Ivers (1946, Unrated)—a film noir of murder, love, and guilt in a Pennsylvania town.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 333-2552

Location: Target Brooklyn Community Garden

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2016-08-10 2016-08-10 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.69210052490234400, -73.95529937744140000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5706860d53c3f.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: The Good Dinosaur]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/10/movies-under-the-stars-the-good-dinosaur http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/10/movies-under-the-stars-the-good-dinosaur Date: August 10, 2016

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

In this enchanting computer-animated fantasy, set in a world where the dinosaurs never went extinct, an amiable young Apatosaurus named Arlo (voiced by Raymond Ochoa) loses his father in a storm and is swept away by a vicious river current, stranding him in a frightening new place far from his home. He soon embarks on a journey to reunite with his family, and befriends a prehistoric human child known as Spot (Jack Bright) along the way. Rated PG

Know Before You Go:

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

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 11:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 639-9675

Location: Carmansville Playground (in Carmansville Park)

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M018 Carmansville Park 2016-08-10 2016-08-10 8:00 pm 11:00 pm 40.82919627410000000, -73.94424778640000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5792434e46aa1.jpg Fri, 22 Jul 2016 13:00:28 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer in the Square: Morning Fitness]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/11/summer-in-the-square-morning-fitness http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/11/summer-in-the-square-morning-fitness Date: August 11, 2016

Join the Union Square Partnership, New York Health & Racquet Club, and Paragon Sports for morning fitness classes every Thursday to start your day with a sweat!

Classes include yoga, cardio, or dance with your favorite trainers. All morning classes meet on the South Plaza. Classes are at 7 a.m., 8 a.m., and 10 a.m. Please bring your own mat and towel.

For a detailed schedule, visit SummerintheSquare.nyc. Follow @UnionSquareNY on Twitter and Instagram for updates.

Start time: 7:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: South Plaza (in Union Square Park)

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M089 Union Square Park 2016-08-11 2016-08-11 7:00 am 10:00 am 40.73500061035156000, -73.99089813232422000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57606d68e831d.png Tue, 14 Jun 2016 18:00:23 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/11/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/11/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: August 11, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2016-08-11 2016-08-11 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.86059951782226600, -73.93379974365234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5395c8d750ccf.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:37 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/11/bryant-park-tai-chi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/11/bryant-park-tai-chi Date: August 11, 2016

Enjoy free Tai Chi classes in the park.

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

Classes are rain or shine. All ages and levels of experience are welcome.

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2016-08-11 2016-08-11 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.75410079956055000, -73.98449707031250000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Yoga Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/11/yoga-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/11/yoga-class Date: August 11, 2016

Join a yoga class at Washington Square Park! All abilities are welcome. Bring your own yoga mat. Drop-ins are welcome. Classes are free and open to the public.

This class is brought to you by Yoga Vida.

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 9:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Garibaldi Plaza (in Washington Square Park)

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M098 Washington Square Park 2016-08-11 2016-08-11 8:30 am 9:30 am 40.73049926757812500, -73.99700164794922000 Fri, 03 Jun 2016 18:00:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Fitness Walk at Joe Michaels Mile]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/11/fitness-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/11/fitness-walk Date: August 11, 2016

Meet at Fort Totten Gate for a self-guided walk from the gate to Joe Michaels Mile and back (approximately 2 miles).

For adults only.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 352-4793

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

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Q458 Fort Totten Park 2016-08-11 2016-08-11 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.78953552246094000, -73.78208923339844000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:41 EDT
<![CDATA[Kid's Whimsies: Line Figures With Personality]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/11/kids-whimsies-line-figures-with-personality http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/11/kids-whimsies-line-figures-with-personality Date: August 11, 2016

Children will create their own line figure characters in motion and give them personality. This is a fun activity for kids ages five to 12.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2016-08-11 2016-08-11 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Thu, 28 Jul 2016 17:00:37 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition - SPF16: NYC Pools and Beaches in Contemporary Photography]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/11/exhibition-spf16-nyc-pools-and-beaches-in-contemporary-photography http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/11/exhibition-spf16-nyc-pools-and-beaches-in-contemporary-photography Date: August 11, 2016

Every year millions of New Yorkers beat the heat in NYC Parks’ 55 outdoor pools and 14 miles of beaches. The Arsenal Gallery celebrates the 2016 summer season with the exhibition SPF16: NYC Pools and Beaches in Contemporary Photography, which highlights the city’s most popular warm weather amenities—its public pools and beaches.

Exhibited artists include Juliana Beasley, Damion Berger, Rona Chang, Bruce Davidson, Tobias Hutzler, Bruce Katz, Michael Kirby Smith, Wayne Lawrence, Greg Miller, Christine Osinski, Thomas Roma, and Lauren Welles.

Please note: the Arsenal elevator is currently out of service. We apologize for the inconveinience.

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 2016-08-11 2016-08-11 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5736145427dda.jpg Tue, 07 Jun 2016 15:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Faces of Cuba Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/11/faces-of-cuba-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/11/faces-of-cuba-exhibition Date: August 11, 2016

This photo exhibit is the result of a "people to people" cultural exchange in which the artist participated last October. The artist and group visited Havana, Cienfuegos, and Trinidad. Music and art were everywhere and the crumbling Spanish architecture made for some interesting images. The various images convey his impressions of Cuba and the Cuban people in an apolitical manner. The recent presidential visit and talk of lifting the embargo lend context to the images.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2016-08-11 2016-08-11 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Tue, 05 Jul 2016 17:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer in the Square: Kids Activities]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/11/summer-in-the-square-kids-activities http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/11/summer-in-the-square-kids-activities Date: August 11, 2016

Join the Union Square Partnership for interactive children's activities and performances from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Bring your family and friends for some summer fun for the whole gang.

  • 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.: Children's Pavilion - featuring over 250 books, courtesy of Simon + Schuster, crafts, games, and other fun activities.
  • 10:30 a.m.: Yoga Storytime - Children of all ages and their caregivers are encouraged to come “play” yoga and experience how their breath and body move together in a fun-filled way.
  • 11:00 a.m.: Special Performance (Hot Peas N' Butter, Rolie Polie Guacamole + more!)
  • 1:00 p.m.: Surprise Princess Appearances (select dates)
  • 2:00 p.m.: Story time with PJ Library
  • 3:00 p.m.: Fitness with Pop Fit Kids - Kids engage in fun-plus-fitness with these high-energy circuit activities, agility drills, partner games, dynamic movements, and more while learning the benefit of the Fit Five: Cardio, Strength, Flexibility, Endurance, and Balance.

For a full schedule, visit SummerintheSquare.nyc.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: South Plaza (in Union Square Park)

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M089 Union Square Park 2016-08-11 2016-08-11 9:00 am 6:00 pm 40.73500061035156000, -73.99089813232422000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57607080a6c87.png Tue, 14 Jun 2016 18:00:23 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience at Sunset Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/11/summer-sports-experience-at-sunset-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/11/summer-sports-experience-at-sunset-park Date: August 11, 2016

Tots Program (2-5 Years old) M-F 9:15am-10:00am

Tots Program (8 months - 3 Years old) M-F 10:00am-11:00am and 11:00am-12:00pm M-F.

Other activities for ages 6-14 will be offered M-F 9:15am- 4:45pm. Activities include Soccer, Basketball, Rugby, Volleyball, Goalball, Softball and Group Games.

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

At Sunset Park, kids will learn basketball, soccer and football! To find out more, please call the Sunset Park Recreation Center at (718) 972-2135.

Start time: 9:15 am

End time: 4:45 pm

Contact phone: (718) 972-2135

Location: Sunset Park Recreation Center (in Sunset Park),Sunset Park

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B087 Sunset Park 2016-08-11 2016-08-11 9:15 am 4:45 pm 40.64670181274414000, -74.00239562988281000; 40.64791488647461000, -74.00363922119140000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573c8b564a761.jpg Wed, 25 May 2016 12:00:15 EDT
<![CDATA[Dances for a Variable Population]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/11/dances-for-a-variable-population http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/11/dances-for-a-variable-population Date: August 11, 2016

Participate in a free weekly outdoor dance class, promoting strong and creative movement, for adults of all ages and abilities. DVP's lively, fun and free programs bring beautifully crafted choreography that extends and improves the quality of life. DVP believes in dance that engages communities as participants and audience members.

Wear comfortable clothes! This class is free and open to the public.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Garibaldi Plaza (in Washington Square Park)

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M098 Washington Square Park 2016-08-11 2016-08-11 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.73049926757812500, -73.99700164794922000 Thu, 14 Jul 2016 19:00:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Storytime at The Battery]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/11/storytime-at-the-battery http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/11/storytime-at-the-battery Date: August 11, 2016

Storytime takes place on the Labyrinth Farm every Tuesday and Thursday from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., from July 5 through August 18. Stories are geared towards children ages five years old to 8 years old, but all are welcome, so bring the whole family!

Story Schedule:

  • July 5 - Wangari’s Trees of Peace
  • July 7 - The Empty Pot
  • July 12 - Sophie’s Fish
  • July 14 - Blueberries For Sal
  • July 19 - Where the River Begins
  • July 21 Rainbow Crow
  • July 26 – Plants Feed Me
  • July 28 - Weeds Find a Way
  • August 2 - The Curious Garden
  • August 4 - The Honeybee Man
  • August 9 – Yoko
  • August 11 - The Imaginary Garden
  • August 16 - Make Way for Ducklings
  • August 18 – Green Eggs and Ham

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Labyrinth Farm (in The Battery)

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M005 The Battery 2016-08-11 2016-08-11 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.70411962625300000, -74.01668685812700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575d775dd6860.JPG Wed, 15 Jun 2016 16:00:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Tots Soccer & Pee Wee Basketball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/11/summer-on-the-hudson-tots-soccer-pee-wee-basketball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/11/summer-on-the-hudson-tots-soccer-pee-wee-basketball Date: August 11, 2016

All little ones (5 years old and under only) are welcome at Summer on the Hudson's introductory lessons in soccer and basketball.

Tots Soccer: 9:30–10:15am
Pee Wee Basketball: 10:30–11:30am

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: 311

Location: 71st Street Soccer Field and Basketball Courts (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2016-08-11 2016-08-11 9:30 am 11:30 am 40.78049850463867000, -73.98819732666016000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f06697a27e2.JPG Fri, 10 Jun 2016 17:00:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Stretching and Toning]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/11/shape-up-stretching-toning http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/11/shape-up-stretching-toning Date: August 11, 2016

Join a free exercise class that focuses on total body fitness through dance movements.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2016-08-11 2016-08-11 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 01 Jul 2016 18:01:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience at McDonald Playground, Staten Island]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/11/summer-sports-experience-at-mcdonald-playground-staten-island http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/11/summer-sports-experience-at-mcdonald-playground-staten-island Date: August 11, 2016

Join NYC Parks at McDonald Playground on Thursdays from 10:00am-11:30 am to play Street Hockey All levels appropriate. Ages 7-17.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Mcdonald Playground (in McDonald Playground)

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B244 McDonald Playground 2016-08-11 2016-08-11 10:00 am 11:30 am 40.60060119628906000, -73.97200012207031000 Thu, 07 Jul 2016 13:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Prospect Park Alliance Thursday Corps]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/11/prospect-park-alliance-thursday-corps http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/11/prospect-park-alliance-thursday-corps Date: August 11, 2016

The Prospect Park Alliance’s Thursday Corps volunteers perform a multitude of different projects throughout the park. The group meets at a different location every week helping in a variety of landscape and horticultural projects. Regardless of physical ability, there's something for everyone to do.

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2016-08-11 2016-08-11 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.66070175170898400, -73.96540069580078000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Flora/Fauna/Feathers of Richmond County]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/11/florafaunafeathers-of-richmond-county http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/11/florafaunafeathers-of-richmond-county Date: August 11, 2016

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

This exhibition is sponsored by Protectors of Pine Oak Woods.

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2016-08-11 2016-08-11 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57447b13660ef.jpeg Tue, 24 May 2016 15:00:12 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Regeneration: Randi Ehrhart]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/11/regeneration-randi-ehrhart http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/11/regeneration-randi-ehrhart Date: August 11, 2016

The Lenape Gallery at the Conference House Park Visitor Center will open a unique exhibition, featuring artist Randi Ehrhart.

Regeneration is a three-dimensional installation featuring hundreds of entomology-based miniature sculpted works constructed from dead branches, dried leaves, and other barren, hollow, empty, and vacant organic material found primarily in the Northeast United States.

Born in New York City, Ehrhart studied art at Queens College in Flushing, New York, and worked as a professional bench jeweler in the Bowery. A widow, mother of three grown sons and a recent grandmother, Ehrhart has dedicated her life and work by establishing herself as a conduit connecting nature and art in a fresh new light.

The Lenape Gallery is pleased to launch Regeneration, the first solo exhibit by Randi Ehrhart. This exhibition beautifully combines her innovative work with fascinating aspects of her life and process. The exhibit will be extended through 9-4-16.

For further information, please contact Frank Gessner at (718) 227-1463 or email francis.gessner@parks.nyc.gov.

The Lenape Gallery is open on Mondays through Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Admission is free.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2016-08-11 2016-08-11 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57752a146e563.jpg Tue, 19 Jul 2016 12:00:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience at Williamsbridge Oval]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/11/summer-sports-experience-at-williams-bridge-oval http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/11/summer-sports-experience-at-williams-bridge-oval Date: August 11, 2016

Learn to play sports at Williamsbridge Oval. Youth ages 6-14 can come and learn to play sports such as Flag Football, Basketball, Soccer, Volleyball, Ultimate Frisbee and others at this drop in, FREE program.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 543-8672

Location: Williamsbridge Oval

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X104 Williamsbridge Oval 2016-08-11 2016-08-11 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.87870025634765600, -73.87699890136719000 Thu, 07 Jul 2016 14:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience at J Hood Wright Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/11/summer-sports-experience-at-j-hood-wright-recreation-center http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/11/summer-sports-experience-at-j-hood-wright-recreation-center Date: August 11, 2016

Summer Sports Experience every M-F at J Hood Wright Recreation Center from 10:00am-6:00pm welcomes children ages 6-14 to learn different sports such as soccer, softball, flag football and others on a drop in basis.

Free, No registration needed.


351 Fort Washington Ave, New York, NY 10033
For questions, Please call (212) 927-1514

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 927-1514

Location: J. Hood Wright Recreation Center (in J. Hood Wright Park)

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M099 J. Hood Wright Park 2016-08-11 2016-08-11 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.84657630176400000, -73.94082593917800000 Mon, 25 Jul 2016 17:00:34 EDT
<![CDATA[Landmark at Socrates Sculpture Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/11/landmark http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/11/landmark Date: August 11, 2016

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2016-08-11 2016-08-11 10:00 am 8:00 pm 40.76839087611100000, -73.93660759925800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57362ea5d20d1.jpg Sun, 19 Jun 2016 02:00:36 EDT
<![CDATA[A.M. Stretch]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/11/am-stretch http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/11/am-stretch Date: August 11, 2016

A morning stretching class is a great way to start the day. This class will help build range of motion from head to toe, correct posture, and help students understand the difference between pain and a stretch.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: 212) 387-7687

Location: Hamilton Fish Recreation Center (in Hamilton Fish Park)

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M033 Hamilton Fish Park 2016-08-11 2016-08-11 10:30 am 11:00 am 40.71979904174805000, -73.98179626464844000 Tue, 28 Jun 2016 13:00:37 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/11/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/11/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park Date: August 11, 2016

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

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

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

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

For more information, please review these Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

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

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M010 Central Park 2016-08-11 2016-08-11 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.77249908447265600, -73.96700286865234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5708015809ab2.JPG Mon, 25 Jul 2016 17:00:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Iron Kids Competition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/11/iron-kids-competition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/11/iron-kids-competition Date: August 11, 2016

Get ready to have some fun! The Iron Kids Competition consists of a short swim and half mile run. For children and youth ages 6 to 17 years.

Please bring a towel, swim suit and swim cap, which are all required for the swimming portion of challenge. Socks and sneakers are required for the running portion of the challenge.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 408-0243

Location: Marcus Garvey Park

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M058 Marcus Garvey Park 2016-08-11 2016-08-11 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.80450820922851600, -73.94366455078125000 Thu, 14 Jul 2016 16:00:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/11/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/11/bryant-park-juggling Date: August 11, 2016

Test your coordination and dexterity with free juggling lessons in the park. All skill levels are welcome to join in the fun.

Equipment will be provided.

The Bryant Park Jugglers use the park throughout the year. They are a friendly group and open to drop-ins, even if you catch them outside of the regular juggling lessons.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Lawn (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2016-08-11 2016-08-11 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.75350189209000000, -73.98370361328100000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57102489e50b8.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer in the Square: Lunchtime Jazz]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/11/summer-in-the-square-lunchtime-jazz http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/11/summer-in-the-square-lunchtime-jazz Date: August 11, 2016

Grab your lunch for special lunchtime performances by The New School for Jazz. Let these incredible artists provide the soundtrack for your meal while enjoying the park's beauty.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: West Side Seating Area (in Union Square Park)

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M089 Union Square Park 2016-08-11 2016-08-11 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.73669815063476600, -73.99046325683594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5760727d187a4.png Tue, 14 Jun 2016 18:00:23 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience at Corporal Thompson Field, Staten Island]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/11/summer-sports-experience-at-corporal-thompson-field-staten-island http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/11/summer-sports-experience-at-corporal-thompson-field-staten-island Date: August 11, 2016

Join NYC Parks at Corporal Thompson Field on Thursdays from 12:00pm-2:00pm to play Flag Football. All levels appropriate. Ages 7-17.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Cpl. Thompson Park (in CPL. Thompson Park)

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R109 CPL. Thompson Park 2016-08-11 2016-08-11 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.63790130615234400, -74.11910247802734000 Thu, 07 Jul 2016 13:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Hatha Yoga and Meditation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/11/hatha-yoga-and-meditation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/11/hatha-yoga-and-meditation Date: August 11, 2016

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

This hatha yoga and meditation class focuses on whole body fitness for strength, health, well-being, and balance. You'll learn yoga techniques to initiate relaxation and influence changes within our physical and emotional responses to stress.

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2016-08-11 2016-08-11 12:30 pm 1:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Thu, 28 Jul 2016 17:00:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Broadway in Bryant Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/11/broadway-in-bryant-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/11/broadway-in-bryant-park Date: August 11, 2016

Performances to be announced in late June.

The best of musicals on and off Broadway showcase their hits, plus lots of surprises from other Broadway shows. Hosted by LiteFM DJs.

Visit bryantpark.org for more information.

Presented by 106.7 LiteFM

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park Stage (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2016-08-11 2016-08-11 12:30 pm 1:30 pm 40.75387093023100000, -73.98393744230300000 Tue, 05 Jul 2016 17:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Piano in Bryant Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/11/bryant-park-piano http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/11/bryant-park-piano Date: August 11, 2016

Summertime, and the livin' is easy... so swing on by for toe-tappin' performances by New York's finest, playing ragtime, stride, and jazz to your and My Heart's Delight.

Visit Bryant Park's Piano page to find more information and today's scheduled performance.

About Piano in Bryant Park

Piano in Bryant Park is produced in partnership with the Local 802 of the American Federation of Musicians, Sam Ash Music Stores, Jazz Center of New York, and Music Performance Trust Fund.

The piano is located on the Upper Terrace, at the base of the William Cullen Bryant statue, between the Bryant Park Grill and Bryant Park Cafe.

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2016-08-11 2016-08-11 12:30 pm 2:30 pm 40.75370025634800000, -73.98359680175800000 Fri, 03 Jun 2016 15:00:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Sherman Creek Stewards: Garden Crew]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/11/sherman-creek-stewards-garden-crew http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/11/sherman-creek-stewards-garden-crew Date: August 11, 2016

Like many New Yorkers, you may love the idea of raising your own garden but lack the knowledge, space or confidence to do so. Garden Crew is the perfect opportunity to dive into the soil and figure it all out! Here you’ll learn about plant maintenance and care throughout the seasons while helping to beautify Sherman Creek Park.

New members are required to attend an Orientation Session, held on the first Saturday of the month. Call 917-291-6436 or email volunteer@nyrp.org for more details.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (917) 291-6436

Location: Swindler Cove (in Sherman Creek)

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M300 Sherman Creek 2016-08-11 2016-08-11 1:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.85842514038086000, -73.92292785644531000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Hunts Point Summer Experience]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/11/hunts-point-summer-experience-program http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/11/hunts-point-summer-experience-program Date: August 11, 2016

Girls and boys ages 6-13 are invited to join our experienced staff for organized play in Ultimate Frisbee, softball and flag football!

For more information, pleae contact Fernando Rosa at (718) 860-5544 or fernando.rosa@parks.nyc.gov.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 860-5544

Location: Hunts Point Recreation Center

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2016-08-11 2016-08-11 2:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.81492233276367000, -73.88902282714844000 Mon, 18 Jul 2016 17:00:30 EDT
<![CDATA[Sports Unlimited]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/11/sports-unlimited http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/11/sports-unlimited Date: August 11, 2016

Girls and boys ages 6-17 are invited to join our experienced staff for organized play in Ultimate Frisbee, soccer, dodgeball, flag football and handball!

For more information, pleae contact Sheroly Jones at (718) 367-3657 or sheroly.jones@parks.nyc.gov.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-3657

Location: St. James Recreation Center (in St. James Park)

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X044 St. James Park 2016-08-11 2016-08-11 2:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.86470031738281000, -73.89920043945312000 Mon, 18 Jul 2016 17:00:31 EDT
<![CDATA[Ed Center Open Hours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/11/ed-center-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/11/ed-center-open-hours Date: August 11, 2016

The Ed Center is open for free, drop-in hours four afternoons a week, on Sundays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays!

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

Photo by Alexa Hoyer

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Environmental Education Center (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-08-11 2016-08-11 3:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.70428673171300000, -73.98938399553300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56b39ce479a04.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience at Playground for all Children, Queens]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/11/summer-sports-experience-at-playground-for-all-children-queens http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/11/summer-sports-experience-at-playground-for-all-children-queens Date: August 11, 2016

Join NYC Parks at the Playground for all Children in Queens (field adjacent to playground) Mondays- Fridays this summer from 3:00pm-5:00pm to learn sports such as Wiffleball, Kickball, Ultimate Frisbee, Flag Football and Softball. All levels appropriate. Ages 7-17

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: Shawn James

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

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2016-08-11 2016-08-11 3:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.74089813232422000, -73.84909820556640000 Thu, 07 Jul 2016 13:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Summer Sports Experience at Walker Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/11/summer-sports-experience-at-walker-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/11/summer-sports-experience-at-walker-park Date: August 11, 2016

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

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

At Walker Park, kids will learn all about soccer! To find out more, please email Richard.Costello@parks.nyc.gov.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Walker Park

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R015 Walker Park 2016-08-11 2016-08-11 3:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.64329910278320000, -74.10939788818360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573c8b564a761.jpg Mon, 25 Jul 2016 14:00:32 EDT
<![CDATA[The Uni Project at Playground 103]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/11/the-uni-project-at-playground-103 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/11/the-uni-project-at-playground-103 Date: August 11, 2016

Come read and draw with the Uni Project at Playground 103!

This program is in collaboration with the Community Parks Initiative.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Playground 103 CIII

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M108G Playground 103 CIII 2016-08-11 2016-08-11 3:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.78708431390000000, -73.93906586090000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/577133025b7c7.jpg Fri, 15 Jul 2016 19:00:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience at Clove Lakes Park, Staten Island]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/11/summer-sports-experience-at-clove-lakes-park-staten-island http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/11/summer-sports-experience-at-clove-lakes-park-staten-island Date: August 11, 2016

Join NYC Parks at Clove Lakes Park on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:00pm-6:00pm to play basketball. All levels appropiate. Ages 7-17.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-390-8023

Location: Clove Lakes Park Playground (in Clove Lakes Park)

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R005 Clove Lakes Park 2016-08-11 2016-08-11 3:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.61849975585937500, -74.10600280761719000 Thu, 07 Jul 2016 13:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer in the Square: Evening Performance]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/11/summer-in-the-square-evening-performance http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/11/summer-in-the-square-evening-performance Date: August 11, 2016

Join Union Square Partnership to enjoy a rotating selection of performances and dance classes led by the Peridance Contemporary Dance Company, or musical performances by Third Street Music School.

View the full schedule at SummerintheSquare.nyc.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: South Plaza (in Union Square Park)

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M089 Union Square Park 2016-08-11 2016-08-11 5:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.73500061035156000, -73.99089813232422000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5760734e0ea9a.png Tue, 14 Jun 2016 18:00:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Basketball Clinics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/11/basketball-clinics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/11/basketball-clinics Date: August 11, 2016

Join Big and Little Skills Academy for dynamic basketball clinics for ages eight to 17.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 2 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-08-11 2016-08-11 5:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.69944923094600000, -73.99875831604000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57643c220077d.JPG Fri, 17 Jun 2016 17:00:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer in the Square - Evening Fitness]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/11/summer-in-the-square-evening-fitness http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/11/summer-in-the-square-evening-fitness Date: August 11, 2016

Join the Union Square Partnership, Paragon Sports, and CRUNCH for a variety of specialized cardio, strengthening, yoga, and dance fitness classes to tone, get your heart rate up, and most importantly have fun!

All evening classes meet on the North Plaza. Classes are at 5:00 p.m., 6:00 p.m., and 7:00 p.m. Please bring your own mat and towel.

Paragon Run Club meets at 6:30 p.m. for a community run.

For a detailed schedule visit SummerintheSquare.nyc.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: North Plaza (in Union Square Park)

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M089 Union Square Park 2016-08-11 2016-08-11 5:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.73658370971680000, -73.98987579345703000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57606f3b9dba6.png Tue, 14 Jun 2016 18:00:23 EDT
<![CDATA[Kayaking]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/11/kayaking http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/11/kayaking Date: August 11, 2016

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

Additional Rules for Kayaking

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

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

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

Photo by: Etienne Frossard

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 6:45 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 2 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-08-11 2016-08-11 5:30 pm 6:45 pm 40.69944923094600000, -73.99875831604000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57644381ae072.jpg Fri, 17 Jun 2016 18:00:22 EDT
<![CDATA[2016 Wheelchair Sports Federation Softball Clinics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/11/2016-wheelchair-sports-federation-softball-clinics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/11/2016-wheelchair-sports-federation-softball-clinics Date: August 11, 2016

The sport is very similar to traditional softball, but played by athletes using wheelchairs, with some differences in the rules. People of all ages are welcome to join us and learn the game. No experience is required and the program is free.

Volunteers are of course welcome to join us as well!

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (631) 374-2337

Location: Victory Field (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2016-08-11 2016-08-11 5:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.70196512533900000, -73.85458660309100000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57755b6aaba5d.jpg Fri, 01 Jul 2016 11:00:41 EDT
<![CDATA[City Chicken Institute: Auto-Watering Systems]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/11/city-chicken-institute-autowatering-systems http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/11/city-chicken-institute-autowatering-systems Date: August 11, 2016

Visit a live chicken coop and learn how to raise your own flock. In this hands-on workshop, you will learn about several options for providing your chickens with fresh water year round and some simple ways to reduce your chores.

Workshops are suitable for all levels of experience. Workshops may include hands-on components, so please come in appropriate attire. You will be provided with all necessary tools and gloves.

Garden gates open at 5:30 p.m. and the workshop begins at 6 p.m.

For more informaiton and updates visit our Meetup.com page

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 333-2552

Location: Imani Community Garden

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2016-08-11 2016-08-11 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.67620086669922000, -73.93289947509766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56fea6a9bc6cb.JPG Wed, 25 May 2016 15:00:11 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/11/bryant-park-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/11/bryant-park-yoga Date: August 11, 2016

Bryant Park Yoga is returning for its 13th season! Stop by the park and join a Tuesday morning or Thursday evening class in this flagship series presented by Athleta, with instructors curated by Yoga Journal.

Athleta provides a colorful selection of mats - no need to bring your own.

RSVP now at Eventbrite! Walk-ins are also welcome.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Lawn (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2016-08-11 2016-08-11 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.75350189209000000, -73.98370361328100000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5717f487e65b3.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Yoga in Hudson Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/11/yoga-in-hudson-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/11/yoga-in-hudson-park Date: August 11, 2016

Join our yogi for fun and challenging yoga classes outdoors near the fountains!

Please bring your own mat and towel. All skill levels are welcome, no experience necessary. Classes are canceled in the case of rain. Please check our Instagram feed.

This class is suitable for ages 14 and older.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 239-1619

Location: Hudson Park Fountains (in Hudson Park)

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M399 Hudson Park 2016-08-11 2016-08-11 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.75560660661400000, -74.00059022205600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/576d552ba596d.jpg Fri, 15 Jul 2016 16:00:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: East Side Evening Stroll]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/11/central-park-tour-east-side-evening-stroll http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/11/central-park-tour-east-side-evening-stroll Date: August 11, 2016

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

Learn about the Zoo, the Arsenal, Balto, The Mall, Bethesda Terrace and Fountain, and the Lake on this tour designed for New York summer evenings. This tour will take place on Thursdays through Aug 18.

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

For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2016-08-11 2016-08-11 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.76549911499023400, -73.97219848632812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/579a44b9537e5.jpg Thu, 28 Jul 2016 14:00:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Beginner Chess Social]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/11/beginner-chess-socials-at-bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/11/beginner-chess-socials-at-bryant-park-games Date: August 11, 2016

Welcome beginners! Learn to setup a chess board and map out your next move with assistance from our Chess host.

Kids are welcome.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2016-08-11 2016-08-11 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.75370025634800000, -73.98359680175800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57101ba286703.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies With a View: Selma]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/11/movies-with-a-view http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/11/movies-with-a-view Date: August 11, 2016

Selma is a chronicle of Martin Luther King’s campaign to secure equal voting rights via an epic march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama in 1965.

DJ Ming and a short film curated by BAMcinématek will kick off the evening. Valet your bike with Transportation Alternatives sponsored by Spinlister.

About Brooklyn Bridge Park's Movies With a View
Movies with a View is a summer must that has earned a large and loyal following. Since its launch in 2000, we’ve wowed, entertained, thrilled, and pulled at the heartstrings of over 340,000 moviegoers, making our program one of New York City’s favorite summer film series. Movies with a View takes place every Thursday evening in July and August. In 2016, 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 your perch under the Brooklyn Bridge with the dazzling Manhattan skyline before you.

Photo by Etienne Frossard

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 1 Entrance (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-08-11 2016-08-11 6:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.70270156860400000, -73.99530029296900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5758780362c3a.jpg Wed, 15 Jun 2016 18:00:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Everybody Tango!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/11/everybody-tango http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/11/everybody-tango Date: August 11, 2016

Come to Summer on the Hudson in West Harlem Piers Park every Thursday from June through August to enjoy an introductory lesson in Argentine tango music and dancing led by Strictly Tango NYC, which aims at the heart of tango—confidence—and strive to build this in students quickly and effectively.

You will learn tango in a friendly and supportive community of tango dancers. Our system of teaching tango is structured and precise while also allowing our students to have fun and be creative.

We guarantee you’ll be dancing tango after your first lesson.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: On the Pier (in West Harlem Piers)

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M376 West Harlem Piers 2016-08-11 2016-08-11 6:30 pm 9:30 pm 40.81880187988300000, -73.96109771728500000 Fri, 10 Jun 2016 17:00:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Short Story 2.0 Writers Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/11/short-story-20-writers-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/11/short-story-20-writers-workshop Date: August 11, 2016

Facilitated by: Miranda McLeod, Master of Fine Arts, New York University

Pen your own story, poem, or screenplay, at writers' workshops guaranteed to improve and perfect your writing. Pre-registration required. Please register here.

Rain information: In case of rain, events are held under a tent at the Reading Room. In case of severe weather, please check bryantpark.org for the indoor location.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Reading Room (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2016-08-11 2016-08-11 7:00 pm 8:30 pm 40.75370025634800000, -73.98359680175800000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Zumba Under The Stars with Lisa G aka RockaZumbaWay]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/11/zumba-under-the-stars-with-lisa-g-aka-rockazumbaway http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/11/zumba-under-the-stars-with-lisa-g-aka-rockazumbaway Date: August 11, 2016

Get in shape with this popular form of exercise and dance that combines Latin and African dance steps. Dance to great music and burn calories.

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 2016-08-11 2016-08-11 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.57970046997100000, -73.82969665527300000 Fri, 01 Jul 2016 18:00:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Julius Caesar at Fort Greene Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/11/julius-caesar-at-fort-greene-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/11/julius-caesar-at-fort-greene-park Date: August 11, 2016

Watch Hip to Hip Theatre Company's production of Julius Caesar at the Myrtle Avenue Lawn in Fort Greene Park.

This family-friendly production is for lovers of Shakespeare and for those experiencing Shakespeare for the first time. All performances are free and open to the public. Bring picnic blankets or low chairs. No lines. No tickets. Seating is first-come, first-served. Stop by an hour before the show for an interactive, kids' friendly workshop.

Kids & the Classics
6:30 p.m. - 7:15 p.m.
“Kids & the Classics” is the companion piece to Hip to Hip’s program of "Free Shakespeare in the Park”. This free 45-minute, interactive workshop is offered one hour before every performance, and is designed for children ages four to 14. It gives children a chance to interact with the text by previewing the characters and situations, creating links between the text and their own lives through theatre games, and close reading of text.

Julius Caesar
7:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
In this sensational political thriller, Shakespeare explores the tension between private loyalties and the public good, and unflinchingly questions the price of freedom. Caesar is determined to crown himself as Rome’s first emperor, but a few senators, led by the idealistic, intellectual Brutus and his manipulative, rebellious friend Cassius, are prepared to sacrifice everything to liberate their country. Instead of being greeted as liberators, they are met with civil war.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (646) 925-2564

Location: Myrtle Avenue Lawn (in Fort Greene Park)

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B032 Fort Greene Park 2016-08-11 2016-08-11 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.69250106811523400, -73.97550201416016000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/577d7615d0b5b.jpg Tue, 26 Jul 2016 17:00:34 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Astoria Concerts on the Waterfront: Women of Pop and Rock]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/11/central-astoria-concerts-on-the-waterfront-women-of-pop-rock http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/11/central-astoria-concerts-on-the-waterfront-women-of-pop-rock Date: August 11, 2016

Central Astoria LDC invites you to come out and enjoy The Women of Rock featuring Jill Gioia, a salute to the greatest women of rock-n-roll and their music. Jill and her award-winning band will take you back in time as they perform music by Stevie Nicks, Pat Benatar, Heart, and Janis Joplin, and into present day with music by Pink, Kelly Clarkson, Katy Perry, and many more!

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 728-7820

Location: Astoria Park Lawn (in Astoria Park)

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Q004 Astoria Park 2016-08-11 2016-08-11 7:30 pm 9:00 pm 40.77815603022100000, -73.92440688610100000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57360ea3256af.jpg Tue, 26 Jul 2016 18:00:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Just '60s Concert]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/11/just-60s-concert http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/11/just-60s-concert Date: August 11, 2016

Listen and dance to fabulous live music from the '60s at this free outdoor event.

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 217-6452

Location: Main Park House (in Cunningham Park)

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Q021 Cunningham Park 2016-08-11 2016-08-11 7:30 pm 9:30 pm 40.72980117797851600, -73.77359771728516000 Mon, 25 Jul 2016 18:00:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Movie: Grease in Union Square Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/11/movie-grease-in-union-square-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/11/movie-grease-in-union-square-park Date: August 11, 2016

Grease is the word! Join us for a movie night in Union Square with Sandy, Danny, Rizzo, and all your favorite Pink Ladies and T-Birds in Grease.

Start time: 8:00 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 2016-08-11 2016-08-11 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.73658370971680000, -73.98987579345703000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573f223351645.png Wed, 25 May 2016 19:00:11 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: The Incredibles]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/11/movies-under-the-stars-the-incredibles http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/11/movies-under-the-stars-the-incredibles Date: August 11, 2016

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

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

Know Before You Go
Movie begins at dusk. You should come early to get a spot and bring a chair or blanket. All ages welcome!

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 393-7370

Location: Francis Lewis Park

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Q126 Francis Lewis Park 2016-08-11 2016-08-11 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.79650115966797000, -73.82489776611328000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57769f82d0b61.jpg Fri, 01 Jul 2016 16:00:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: The Benchwarmers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/11/movies-under-the-stars-the-benchwarmers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/11/movies-under-the-stars-the-benchwarmers Date: August 11, 2016

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

A baseball-loving millionaire (Jon Lovitz) helps three inept nerds (David Spade, Rob Schneider, and Jon Heder) form a baseball team to compete with the meanest bullies in the Little League. One of the trio becomes the hero of nerds everywhere, until his fans learn that he was once a bully too.

Know Before You Go
You should come before 8:00 p.m. to get your spot for the movie. Please bring your own picnic blanket or chair. Food is OK, but no alcohol or smoking. All are welcome!

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 965-8942

Location: Lawn (in Dyker Beach Park)

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B028 Dyker Beach Park 2016-08-11 2016-08-11 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.61250675793800000, -74.01371276378600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/577a7bdf39417.jpg Thu, 28 Jul 2016 18:00:39 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Aladdin and the King of Thieves]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/11/movies-under-the-stars-aladdin-and-the-king-of-thieves http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/11/movies-under-the-stars-aladdin-and-the-king-of-thieves Date: August 11, 2016

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

In Disney's second straight-to-video sequel to Aladdin, Aladdin (voice of Scott Weinger) and Princess Jasmine (voice of Linda Larkin) have finally decided to marry, but when the big day finally arrives, the ceremony is thrown into chaos by the unexpected arrival of the Forty Thieves, who are searching for the enchanted Hand of Midas, a charm that will turn all it touches into gold. Aladdin makes the shocking discovery that his father (voice of John Rhys-Davies), long believed dead, is actually the leader of this infamous band of thieves, and when his father falls into peril, Aladdin must rescue him -- with the genie of the lamp (voice of Robin Williams) on hand to help.

Know Before You Go:

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

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 11:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 639-9675

Location: First Park

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M124 First Park 2016-08-11 2016-08-11 8:00 pm 11:00 pm 40.72349929809570000, -73.98979949951172000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/579243ef8ecb9.jpg Fri, 22 Jul 2016 13:00:28 EDT
<![CDATA[Journey to the Stars]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/11/journey-to-the-stars http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/11/journey-to-the-stars Date: August 11, 2016

Come out and see the stars, planets, and the moon from Brooklyn Bridge Park!

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-08-11 2016-08-11 8:30 pm 10:30 pm 40.70169830322265600, -73.99690246582031000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57631466bc0e8.jpg Fri, 17 Jun 2016 13:00:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Wait Until Dark]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/11/movies-under-the-stars-wait-until-dark http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/11/movies-under-the-stars-wait-until-dark Date: August 11, 2016

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

Wait Until Dark is an innovative, highly entertaining and suspenseful thriller about a blind housewife, Susy Hendrix (Audrey Hepburn). Independent and resourceful, Susy is learning to cope with her blindness, which resulted from a recent accident. She is aided by her difficult, slightly unreliable young neighbor Gloria (Julie Herrod) with whom she has an exasperated but lovingly maternal relationship. Susy's life is changed as she is terrorized by a group of criminals who believe she has hidden a baby doll used by them to smuggle heroin into the country. Unknown to Susy, her photographer husband Sam (Efrem Zimbalist Jr.) took the doll as a favor for a woman he met on an international plane flight and unwittingly brought the doll to the couple's New York apartment when the woman became afraid of the customs officials. Alone in her apartment and cut-off from the outside world, Susy must fight for her life against a gang of ruthless criminals, led by the violent, psychotic Roat (Alan Arkin). The tension builds as Roat, aided by his gang, impersonates police officers and friends of her husband in order to win Susy's confidence, gaining access to her apartment to look for the doll. The climax of the film, a violent physical confrontation between Susie and Roat in her dark kitchen, is one of the most memorable and frightening scenes in screen history. All performances are outstanding, particularly those of Audrey Hepburn who plays a vulnerable, but self-reliant woman, and Alan Arkin, in perhaps his best role, as the ruthless, manipulative Roat.

Know Before You Go
You should arrive before 8:30 p.m. to get your spot. Feel free to bring a blanket to sit on, although there will be a limited supply of chairs available. Bottled waters are OK, but no glass. Reservations are not taken, so space is available on a first come first served basis. All are welcome!

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-667-3545

Location: Greenbelt Recreation Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2016-08-11 2016-08-11 8:30 pm 10:30 pm 40.59198260134300000, -74.13947248458900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5790e7841bfd5.jpg Mon, 25 Jul 2016 16:00:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Big Hero 6]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/11/movies-under-the-stars-big-hero-6 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/11/movies-under-the-stars-big-hero-6 Date: August 11, 2016

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

Robotics prodigy Hiro lives in the city of San Fransokyo. Next to his older brother, Tadashi, Hiro's closest companion is Baymax, a robot whose sole purpose is to take care of people. When a devastating turn of events throws Hiro into the middle of a dangerous plot, he transforms Baymax and his other friends, Go Go Tamago, Wasabi Honey Lemon and Fred into a band of high-tech heroes.

You should arrive before 8:30 p.m. to get your spot. Feel free to bring a blanket to sit on, although there will be a limited supply of chairs available. Bottled water is OK, but no glass. Reservations are not taken, so space is available on a first come first served basis. All are welcome!

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-430-1825

Location: Hunts Point Recreation Center

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2016-08-11 2016-08-11 8:30 pm 10:30 pm 40.81492233276367000, -73.88902282714844000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/579622d4638c1.jpg Mon, 25 Jul 2016 15:00:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Cinema LIC Outdoor Movie: August Rush]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/11/cinema-lic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/11/cinema-lic Date: August 11, 2016

Separated by events they could not control but bound by love and by music, three people search for what they lost and what will make their lives complete - each other. Keri Russell (waitress, Felicity), Johathan Rhys Meyers (The Tudors), and Freddie Highmore (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Finding Neverland) star with Robin Williams in this amazing, hear-warming tale of two very different musicians who fall in love only to be torn apart, both unaware that they have a child, a musical prodigy who is trying to find them as much as they are trying to find each other, a boy destined for greatness as the rising young star August Rush.

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time: 11:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 282-4123

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

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Q471 Hunter's Point South Park 2016-08-11 2016-08-11 8:30 pm 11:00 pm 40.74312210083000000, -73.96025848388700000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Baby & Me: Engaging Baby's Imagination]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/12/baby-me-engaging-babys-imagination http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/12/baby-me-engaging-babys-imagination Date: August 12, 2016

Join the activities that engage your baby's imagination: stories, songs, nursery rhymes, and more.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2016-08-12 2016-08-12 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 01 Jul 2016 18:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Compost Workdays]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/12/compost-workdays http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/12/compost-workdays Date: August 12, 2016

Spend your morning at the compost site making compost from food scraps recovered from NYC residents. You’ll learn Queens Botanical Garden’s compost recipe and make a three-yard batch in our aerated static bin system, using residential food scraps accepted at our Queens based drop-off locations.

Volunteers must be at least 16 years old. Registration is required, please sign up here.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800 ext. 500

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2016-08-12 2016-08-12 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/576acf62b4a59.JPG Thu, 23 Jun 2016 14:00:41 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition - SPF16: NYC Pools and Beaches in Contemporary Photography]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/12/exhibition-spf16-nyc-pools-and-beaches-in-contemporary-photography http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/12/exhibition-spf16-nyc-pools-and-beaches-in-contemporary-photography Date: August 12, 2016

Every year millions of New Yorkers beat the heat in NYC Parks’ 55 outdoor pools and 14 miles of beaches. The Arsenal Gallery celebrates the 2016 summer season with the exhibition SPF16: NYC Pools and Beaches in Contemporary Photography, which highlights the city’s most popular warm weather amenities—its public pools and beaches.

Exhibited artists include Juliana Beasley, Damion Berger, Rona Chang, Bruce Davidson, Tobias Hutzler, Bruce Katz, Michael Kirby Smith, Wayne Lawrence, Greg Miller, Christine Osinski, Thomas Roma, and Lauren Welles.

Please note: the Arsenal elevator is currently out of service. We apologize for the inconveinience.

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 2016-08-12 2016-08-12 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5736145427dda.jpg Tue, 07 Jun 2016 15:00:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Faces of Cuba Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/12/faces-of-cuba-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/12/faces-of-cuba-exhibition Date: August 12, 2016

This photo exhibit is the result of a "people to people" cultural exchange in which the artist participated last October. The artist and group visited Havana, Cienfuegos, and Trinidad. Music and art were everywhere and the crumbling Spanish architecture made for some interesting images. The various images convey his impressions of Cuba and the Cuban people in an apolitical manner. The recent presidential visit and talk of lifting the embargo lend context to the images.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2016-08-12 2016-08-12 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Tue, 05 Jul 2016 17:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience at Sunset Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/12/summer-sports-experience-at-sunset-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/12/summer-sports-experience-at-sunset-park Date: August 12, 2016

Tots Program (2-5 Years old) M-F 9:15am-10:00am

Tots Program (8 months - 3 Years old) M-F 10:00am-11:00am and 11:00am-12:00pm M-F.

Other activities for ages 6-14 will be offered M-F 9:15am- 4:45pm. Activities include Soccer, Basketball, Rugby, Volleyball, Goalball, Softball and Group Games.

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

At Sunset Park, kids will learn basketball, soccer and football! To find out more, please call the Sunset Park Recreation Center at (718) 972-2135.

Start time: 9:15 am

End time: 4:45 pm

Contact phone: (718) 972-2135

Location: Sunset Park Recreation Center (in Sunset Park),Sunset Park

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B087 Sunset Park 2016-08-12 2016-08-12 9:15 am 4:45 pm 40.64670181274414000, -74.00239562988281000; 40.64791488647461000, -74.00363922119140000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573c8b564a761.jpg Wed, 25 May 2016 12:00:15 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience at Levy Playground, Staten Island]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/12/summer-sports-experience-at-levy-playground-staten-island http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/12/summer-sports-experience-at-levy-playground-staten-island Date: August 12, 2016

Join NYC Parks at Levy Playground on Castleton and Jewett Ave. on Fridays from 10:00am-11:30am to play basketball. All levels appropriate. Ages 7-17.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: 718-390-8023

Location: Levy Playground

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R033 Levy Playground 2016-08-12 2016-08-12 10:00 am 11:30 am 40.63371949336600000, -74.12918639894700000 Thu, 07 Jul 2016 13:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[New Roots Community Farm Work Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/12/new-roots-community-farm-work-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/12/new-roots-community-farm-work-day Date: August 12, 2016

Volunteer with us as we partner with the International Rescue Committee and provide this urban farm with summer garden care for their vegetable plants and flower beds.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: New Roots Community Garden

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2016-08-12 2016-08-12 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.82122039794922000, -73.92516326904297000 Thu, 28 Jul 2016 15:00:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Flora/Fauna/Feathers of Richmond County]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/12/florafaunafeathers-of-richmond-county http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/12/florafaunafeathers-of-richmond-county Date: August 12, 2016

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

This exhibition is sponsored by Protectors of Pine Oak Woods.

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2016-08-12 2016-08-12 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57447b13660ef.jpeg Tue, 24 May 2016 15:00:12 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience at Williamsbridge Oval]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/12/summer-sports-experience-at-williams-bridge-oval http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/12/summer-sports-experience-at-williams-bridge-oval Date: August 12, 2016

Learn to play sports at Williamsbridge Oval. Youth ages 6-14 can come and learn to play sports such as Flag Football, Basketball, Soccer, Volleyball, Ultimate Frisbee and others at this drop in, FREE program.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 543-8672

Location: Williamsbridge Oval

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X104 Williamsbridge Oval 2016-08-12 2016-08-12 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.87870025634765600, -73.87699890136719000 Thu, 07 Jul 2016 14:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience at J Hood Wright Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/12/summer-sports-experience-at-j-hood-wright-recreation-center http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/12/summer-sports-experience-at-j-hood-wright-recreation-center Date: August 12, 2016

Summer Sports Experience every M-F at J Hood Wright Recreation Center from 10:00am-6:00pm welcomes children ages 6-14 to learn different sports such as soccer, softball, flag football and others on a drop in basis.

Free, No registration needed.


351 Fort Washington Ave, New York, NY 10033
For questions, Please call (212) 927-1514

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 927-1514

Location: J. Hood Wright Recreation Center (in J. Hood Wright Park)

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M099 J. Hood Wright Park 2016-08-12 2016-08-12 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.84657630176400000, -73.94082593917800000 Mon, 25 Jul 2016 17:00:34 EDT
<![CDATA[Landmark at Socrates Sculpture Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/12/landmark http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/12/landmark Date: August 12, 2016

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2016-08-12 2016-08-12 10:00 am 8:00 pm 40.76839087611100000, -73.93660759925800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57362ea5d20d1.jpg Sun, 19 Jun 2016 02:00:36 EDT
<![CDATA[A.M. Stretch]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/12/am-stretch http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/12/am-stretch Date: August 12, 2016

A morning stretching class is a great way to start the day. This class will help build range of motion from head to toe, correct posture, and help students understand the difference between pain and a stretch.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: 212) 387-7687

Location: Hamilton Fish Recreation Center (in Hamilton Fish Park)

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M033 Hamilton Fish Park 2016-08-12 2016-08-12 10:30 am 11:00 am 40.71979904174805000, -73.98179626464844000 Tue, 28 Jun 2016 13:00:37 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Cardio & Body Strengthening]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/12/shape-up-nyc-cardio-body-strengthening http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/12/shape-up-nyc-cardio-body-strengthening Date: August 12, 2016

This total body workout addresses muscle strength and endurance while keeping the heart rate up to burn calories and strengthen the cardio respiratory system. Continuous movement to great music makes it fun!

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2016-08-12 2016-08-12 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.66070175170898400, -73.96540069580078000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids Express]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/12/kids-express http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/12/kids-express Date: August 12, 2016

Groups must schedule in advance. Space is limited.

Kids engage in activities that encourages self expression through process-oriented art—allowing for individual expression.

Interpretation of literary arts through a different art form includes discussion and sharing of ideas.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2016-08-12 2016-08-12 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Wed, 20 Jul 2016 18:00:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/12/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/12/bryant-park-juggling Date: August 12, 2016

Test your coordination and dexterity with free juggling lessons in the park. All skill levels are welcome to join in the fun.

Equipment will be provided.

The Bryant Park Jugglers use the park throughout the year. They are a friendly group and open to drop-ins, even if you catch them outside of the regular juggling lessons.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Lawn (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2016-08-12 2016-08-12 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.75350189209000000, -73.98370361328100000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57102489e50b8.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:01 EDT