NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2017 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://nyc.gov/parks/events NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Wed, 24 May 2017 06:13:13 GMT <![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Flushing Meadows Corona Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/15/nyrr-open-run-flushing-meadows-corona-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/15/nyrr-open-run-flushing-meadows-corona-park Date: June 15, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2017-06-15 2017-06-15 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.74265728919200000, -73.84999632835400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58daa514d21db.jpg Thu, 04 May 2017 16:14:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Bee Movie (2007)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/15/movies-under-the-stars-bee-movie-2007 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/15/movies-under-the-stars-bee-movie-2007 Date: June 15, 2017

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

Barry B. Benson, a bee who has just graduated from college, is disillusioned at his lone career choice: making honey. On a special trip outside the hive, Barry's life is saved by Vanessa, a florist in New York City. As their relationship blossoms, he discovers humans actually eat honey, and subsequently decides to sue.

Know Before You Go
You should arrive by 8:00 p.m. to get your spot. Feel free to bring a blanket to sit on; there will be a limited supply of chairs available. Bottled water is OK, but no glass. Reservations are not taken; space is available on a first-come, first-served basis. All are welcome!

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time: 11:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Sol Bloom Playground

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M244 Sol Bloom Playground 2017-06-15 2017-06-15 8:30 pm 11:30 pm 40.78969955444336000, -73.96880340576172000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59039970747e5.jpg Fri, 12 May 2017 16:45:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/16/yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/16/yoga Date: June 16, 2017

Get ready to challenge yourself with a yoga session to both strengthen and relax the mind and body. Please bring your own mat.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 352-4793

Location: Hockey Rink (in Little Bay Park)

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Q010A Little Bay Park 2017-06-16 2017-06-16 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.78979873657226600, -73.78479766845703000 Mon, 15 May 2017 12:44:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Multimedia Arts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/16/multimedia-arts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/16/multimedia-arts Date: June 16, 2017

We will be creating vintage-style bottles from your own clean bottles. This program is offered to adults.

Multimedia Arts Program Schedule
May: Vintage Bottles
June: Trinket Boxes

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-06-16 2017-06-16 1:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 05 May 2017 12:30:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Book Worms]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/16/book-worms http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/16/book-worms Date: June 16, 2017

Book Worms is a program for children to share and develop their love for reading. Children will be able to develop and advance their literacy skills through a variety of fun and educational literacy games, activities, and library trips.

Registration is required. To register, please email Dana.Vitolo@parks.nyc.gov or call (718) 816-6172.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

Location: Walker Park

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R015 Walker Park 2017-06-16 2017-06-16 2:30 pm 3:30 pm 40.64329910278320000, -74.10939788818360000 Mon, 27 Mar 2017 18:14:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Afterschool Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/16/afterschool-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/16/afterschool-festival Date: June 16, 2017

Join NYC Parks and Council District 28 for a day of inflatables, games, face painting, popcorn, cotton candy, ices, and more!

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-393-7370

Location: Rochdale Park

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Q413 Rochdale Park 2017-06-16 2017-06-16 2:30 pm 6:30 pm 40.67470169067383000, -73.77449798583984000 Mon, 22 May 2017 09:59:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Seasonal Arts and Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/16/seasonal-arts-andcrafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/16/seasonal-arts-andcrafts Date: June 16, 2017

This month, we're creating Q-Tip painted hand print trees! This program is offered to kids ages six to 12 years old.

Seasonal Arts and Crafts Program Schedule
May: Q-Tip Painted Hand Print Tree
June: Colorful Rainbow Mobile

Start time: 2:45 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-06-16 2017-06-16 2:45 pm 4:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 05 May 2017 13:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in Action]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/16/art-in-action http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/16/art-in-action Date: June 16, 2017

Art in Action is a program where children will be given the opportunity to develop their creativity and personal expression through a variety of fun and educational arts and crafts projects.

Registration is required. To register, please email Dana.Vitolo@parks.nyc.gov or call (718) 816.6172.

Start time: 3:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

Location: Walker Park

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R015 Walker Park 2017-06-16 2017-06-16 3:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.64329910278320000, -74.10939788818360000 Mon, 27 Mar 2017 18:30:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Basketball Training Camp]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/16/basketball-training-camp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/16/basketball-training-camp Date: June 16, 2017

Children ages 6 through 13 will participate in a variety of physical exercises, while learning the fundamentals of basketball.

Registration is required. To register, please email Dana.Vitolo@parks.nyc.gov or call (718) 816-6172.

Start time: 4:30 pm

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

Location: Walker Park

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R015 Walker Park 2017-06-16 2017-06-16 4:30 pm 5:30 pm 40.64329910278320000, -74.10939788818360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58d2aa4c1cc8e.jpg Wed, 22 Mar 2017 12:59:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Friday Picnics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/16/bryant-park-friday-picnics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/16/bryant-park-friday-picnics Date: June 16, 2017

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

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Bryant Park Lawn (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2017-06-16 2017-06-16 5:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.75350189208984400, -73.98370361328125000 Tue, 02 May 2017 15:45:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Table Toppers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/16/table-toppers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/16/table-toppers Date: June 16, 2017

Children participate in a variety of table-top games and tournaments.

Registration is required. To register, please email Dana.Vitolo@parks.nyc.gov or call (718) 816-6172.

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

Location: Walker Park

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R015 Walker Park 2017-06-16 2017-06-16 5:30 pm 6:30 pm 40.64329910278320000, -74.10939788818360000 Wed, 22 Mar 2017 11:44:57 EDT
<![CDATA[NYC Parks Presents Latin Summer Night]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/16/nyc-parks-presents-latin-summer-night http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/16/nyc-parks-presents-latin-summer-night Date: June 16, 2017

Join us as we dance the night away to a mixture of Latin and reggae music in the Heights. There will be an open dance floor with the sound of salsa, bachata, merengue, and reggae.

Contact (212) 360-1430 or accessibility@parks.nyc.gov for more information regarding accessibility. Requests for special accommodations should be made by June 6.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 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 2017-06-16 2017-06-16 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.84657630176400000, -73.94082593917800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58efe44eb9c78.png Tue, 02 May 2017 18:30:09 EDT
<![CDATA[NYC Parks Presents Tonight We Dance: Tango at Union Square Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/16/nyc-parks-presents-tonight-we-dance-tango-at-union-square-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/16/nyc-parks-presents-tonight-we-dance-tango-at-union-square-park Date: June 16, 2017

Spend evenings this June experiencing the not-to-be-missed “authentic Buenos Aires Tango”. Make friends or dance while enjoying tango music, stories, and classes—featuring a live band on June 30! All are welcome!

As part of the Arts, Culture & Fun series, this event is presented in partnership with Strictly Tango NYC.

Contact (212) 360-1430 or accessibility@parks.nyc.gov for more information regarding accessibility.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: South Plaza (in Union Square Park)

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M089 Union Square Park 2017-06-16 2017-06-16 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.73500061035156000, -73.99089813232422000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59247e76ad598.JPG Tue, 23 May 2017 17:59:50 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Harlem Dances]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/16/summer-on-the-hudson-harlem-dances http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/16/summer-on-the-hudson-harlem-dances Date: June 16, 2017

Join various local companies for dance performances and lessons of different movement styles.

Harlem Dances events take place on the third Friday of each month from May through August.

Schedule

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: 311

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

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M376 West Harlem Piers 2017-06-16 2017-06-16 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.81883621215820000, -73.96091461181640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c081f582b24.JPG Thu, 30 Mar 2017 14:14:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Taikoza]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/16/arts-culture-fun-taikoza http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/16/arts-culture-fun-taikoza Date: June 16, 2017

Join NYC Parks for a special concert featuring Taikoza. Taikoza has created a new sound using the thunderous rhythms of the ancestral Taiko drums and the magical sounds of the bamboo flutes. Roughly translated, Taiko means big drums, and that’s exactly what Taikoza brings: big drums, powerful rhythms, and electrifying, room-thumping energy. This exciting group draws from Japan’s rich tradition of music and performance to create a highly visual performance.

Bring a chair or blanket and enjoy the show!

Sponsored by Council Member Costa Constantinides

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: 7183937370

Location: Ditmars Park

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Q385 Ditmars Park 2017-06-16 2017-06-16 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.77160587815700000, -73.90713321277400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/590c779c0cde2.JPG Mon, 08 May 2017 10:15:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Movie Under the Stars: Sing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/16/movie-under-the-stars-sing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/16/movie-under-the-stars-sing Date: June 16, 2017

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

A koala impresario stages a gala singing competition in order to save his theater, and the contest attracts the attention of such musically inclined animals as a harried pig mom, a teenage gorilla, a shy elephant and a punk porcupine

Know Before You Go
You should arrive before 7:00 p.m. to get your spot. Feel free to bring a blanket to sit on; there will be a limited supply of chairs available. Bottled water is OK, but no glass. Reservations are not taken; space is available on a first-come, first-served basis. All are welcome!

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 393-7370

Location: Rochdale Park

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Q413 Rochdale Park 2017-06-16 2017-06-16 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.67470169067383000, -73.77449798583984000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58e7d8119d94d.jpg Tue, 18 Apr 2017 18:45:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Movie Under the Stars: Secret Life of Pets]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/16/movie-under-the-stars-secret-life-of-pets http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/16/movie-under-the-stars-secret-life-of-pets Date: June 16, 2017

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

Two mismatched mutts get lost in NYC due to their feuding, and must find their way home. During their journey, they encounter a vicious bunny who plans to lead a group of abandoned pets on a mission of revenge against humanity.

Know Before You Go
You should arrive before 7:00 p.m. to get your spot. Feel free to bring a blanket to sit on; there will be a limited supply of chairs available. Bottled water is OK, but no glass. Reservations are not taken; space is available on a first-come, first-served basis. All are welcome!

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 393-7370

Location: MacNeil Park (in Macneil Park)

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Q009 Macneil Park 2017-06-16 2017-06-16 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.79280090332031000, -73.85119628906250000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58e68788a6c2e.jpg Tue, 18 Apr 2017 18:29:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Central Intelligence]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/16/movies-under-the-stars-central-intelligence http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/16/movies-under-the-stars-central-intelligence Date: June 16, 2017

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

An accountant helps an old high-school classmate, now a CIA agent, with a crucial mission involving the hacking of U.S. spy satellites.

Know Before You Go:

You should arrive by 7:30 p.m. to get your spot. Feel free to bring a blanket to sit on, 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: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430-1825

Location: Rainey Park

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2017-06-16 2017-06-16 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.81970275414900000, -73.89666612579500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/590b7520f10d2.jpg Mon, 22 May 2017 13:15:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun presents MOCA Cinema: A Thousand Years of Good Prayers (2008)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/16/arts-culture-fun-presents-moca-cinema-a-thousand-years-of-good-prayers-2008 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/16/arts-culture-fun-presents-moca-cinema-a-thousand-years-of-good-prayers-2008 Date: June 16, 2017

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

A Chinese widower travels to America to visit his estranged daughter. This film is Not Rated.

This event is presented in partnership with the Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA).

About MOCA
The Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA) is a non-profit institution that preserves, presents and explores the diverse history, heritage and culture of people of Chinese descent in the United States through innovative exhibitions, educational initiatives, and public programs. Visit mocanyc.org to find out more and check out their calendar of upcoming events!

Know Before You Go
You should arrive by 8:00 p.m. to get your spot. Feel free to bring a blanket to sit on; there will be a limited supply of chairs available. Bottled water is OK, but no glass. Reservations are not taken; space is available on a first-come, first-served basis. All are welcome!

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time: 11:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Columbus Park

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M015 Columbus Park 2017-06-16 2017-06-16 8:30 pm 11:30 pm 40.71519851684570000, -74.00000000000000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5912041c6b5d6.jpg Fri, 12 May 2017 16:45:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Revolutionary New York: Staten Island 1776]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/17/revolutionary-new-york-staten-island-1776 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/17/revolutionary-new-york-staten-island-1776 Date: June 17, 2017

Become a part of America's historic revolution and join the Urban Park Rangers as we explore and discuss this park's and Staten Island's connection to the War of Independence.

Start time: 1:00 am

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2017-06-17 2017-06-17 1:00 am 2:30 pm 40.50255203247100000, -74.25181579589800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5910df83f0c55.jpg Mon, 08 May 2017 17:15:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Wildlife Tour: High Line as Habitat]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/17/wildlife-tour-high-line-as-habitat http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/17/wildlife-tour-high-line-as-habitat Date: June 17, 2017

Tour the High Line with horticulturist and resident wildlife expert, Maryanne Stubbs. This tour will focus on how pollinators, migratory birds, and other wildlife use the habitat and forage provided by the High Line's gardens.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:15 am

Contact phone: (212) 206-9922

Location: High Line (in The High Line)

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M360 The High Line 2017-06-17 2017-06-17 8:00 am 9:15 am 40.74670028686523400, -74.00569915771484000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/591f13685591a.jpg Fri, 19 May 2017 13:45:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Van Cortlandt Track Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/17/van-cortlandt-track-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/17/van-cortlandt-track-club Date: June 17, 2017

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 430-1890

Location: Van Cortlandt Stadium (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2017-06-17 2017-06-17 8:00 am 9:30 am 40.88800048828125000, -73.89679718017578000 Mon, 24 Apr 2017 13:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Bird Walks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/17/bird-walks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/17/bird-walks Date: June 17, 2017

Head to the park to join bird walks led by experts from the NYC Audubon! Bird walks focus on wildlife happenings in the park.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 430-1890

Location: Van Cortlandt Nature Center (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2017-06-17 2017-06-17 8:00 am 9:30 am 40.89110183715800000, -73.89399719238300000 Mon, 01 May 2017 11:15:00 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Henry Hudson Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/17/its-my-park-at-henry-hudson-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/17/its-my-park-at-henry-hudson-park Date: June 17, 2017

This It's My Park season, volunteer with the Stewards of Henry Hudson Park. Start your Saturday mornings at this Bronx Park; help to amplify its beauty and sustain community with general cleanups and gardening.

Rain or shine, there will be something for everyone to do at this unique park!

Please note: Volunteers under 18- years-old are required to present a signed guardian’s consent to participate or have a chaperone present. Walk-ons are welcome!

RSVP:

Individuals and small groups are asked to register for the project by emailing dp.reynolds@verizon.net.

Groups of 15+ volunteers must submit a Group Request to join the Stewards for their weekly cleanups a month prior to desired date. Be sure to indicate on the form that you would like to work alongside the Stewards of Henry Hudson Park.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (347) 203-9164

Location: Henry Hudson Monument (in Henry Hudson Park)

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X080 Henry Hudson Park 2017-06-17 2017-06-17 8:00 am 12:00 pm 40.88240051269531000, -73.91840362548828000 Wed, 05 Apr 2017 16:15:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/17/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/17/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: June 17, 2017

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

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

All of our fitness programs are free, led by trained professionals, and suitable for all levels. Wear comfortable clothing and bring water.

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

Please note: Fitness programs are canceled if the weather is lower than 20 degrees and when there are icy conditions. Please check back for rain and weather/air advisory cancels.

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 9:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2017-06-17 2017-06-17 8:30 am 9:30 am 40.86059951782226600, -73.93379974365234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5835d712e52a1.JPG Wed, 23 Nov 2016 15:45:10 EST
<![CDATA[Parent and Me Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/17/parent-and-me-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/17/parent-and-me-yoga Date: June 17, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 9:45 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

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

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2017-06-17 2017-06-17 9:00 am 9:45 am 40.86209869384765600, -73.93329620361328000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5727c6e903b5c.jpg Wed, 19 Apr 2017 16:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Mind Body Fusion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/17/shape-up-nyc-mind-body-fusion http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/17/shape-up-nyc-mind-body-fusion Date: June 17, 2017

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

Location: Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2017-06-17 2017-06-17 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.50199890136719000, -74.25140380859375000 Tue, 06 Dec 2016 12:45:02 EST
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Astoria Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/17/nyrr-open-run-astoria-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/17/nyrr-open-run-astoria-park Date: June 17, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Astoria Park Track (in Astoria Park)

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Q004 Astoria Park 2017-06-17 2017-06-17 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.77669906616211000, -73.92579650878906000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58daa3317c06c.jpg Wed, 29 Mar 2017 13:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Canarsie Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/17/nyrr-open-run-canarsie-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/17/nyrr-open-run-canarsie-park Date: June 17, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

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

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B018 Canarsie Park 2017-06-17 2017-06-17 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.62897491455078000, -73.89597320556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58daa366dd267.jpg Wed, 29 Mar 2017 14:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Inwood Hill Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/17/nyrr-open-run-inwood-hill-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/17/nyrr-open-run-inwood-hill-park Date: June 17, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

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

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2017-06-17 2017-06-17 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.87005996704101600, -73.92106628417969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58daa38c0d02e.jpg Wed, 29 Mar 2017 13:45:06 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: St. Mary's Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/17/nyrr-open-run-st-marys-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/17/nyrr-open-run-st-marys-park Date: June 17, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

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

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2017-06-17 2017-06-17 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.81381420348400000, -73.91180372238200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58daa3f846bdb.jpg Wed, 29 Mar 2017 13:30:05 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Weeping Beech Park and Daniel Carter Beard Mall]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/17/beautify-historic-flushing-volunteer-program http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/17/beautify-historic-flushing-volunteer-program Date: June 17, 2017

Help Beautify Historic Flushing with clean-up and planting activities.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 359-0528

Location: Bowne House (in Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech)

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Q022 Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech 2017-06-17 2017-06-17 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.76290130615234400, -73.82520294189453000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58b70e5f17950.jpg Fri, 03 Mar 2017 16:45:24 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Zumba - Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/17/shape-up-zumbaadults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/17/shape-up-zumbaadults Date: June 17, 2017

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-06-17 2017-06-17 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Thu, 17 Nov 2016 13:14:57 EST
<![CDATA[Green Team]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/17/green-team http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/17/green-team Date: June 17, 2017

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

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

New volunteers, please complete this form to RSVP.

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2017-06-17 2017-06-17 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.70169830322265600, -73.99690246582031000 Fri, 03 Mar 2017 17:15:23 EST
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Conference House Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/17/its-my-park-at-conference-house-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/17/its-my-park-at-conference-house-park Date: June 17, 2017

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2017-06-17 2017-06-17 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 Mon, 03 Apr 2017 14:45:03 EDT
<![CDATA[NYC Compost: Farm and Garden Work Days]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/17/nyc-compost-farm-garden-work-days http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/17/nyc-compost-farm-garden-work-days Date: June 17, 2017

Cultivate an intimate understanding of the interconnections between soil, plants, and human health by working directly with the land. We’ll be getting our hands and knees dirty with tasks that include soil care, weeding, planting, bed preparation, and composting,

Bring a water bottle. Wear a sun hat, closed-toed shoes, and clothing you don’t mind getting dirty.

This volunteer program meets on the first Wednesday of the month at the Heritage Farm and the third Saturday of the month at the Compost Demonstration Garden.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 425-3515

Location: Compost Demonstration Site (in Snug Harbor Cultural Center)

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R116 Snug Harbor Cultural Center 2017-06-17 2017-06-17 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.64268829089600000, -74.10273053751800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58ebd2eecf3aa.jpg Tue, 11 Apr 2017 16:30:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Fly Fishing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/17/bryant-park-fly-fishing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/17/bryant-park-fly-fishing Date: June 17, 2017

Join expert instructors from Orvis for lessons on fly casting and outfit rigging. Equipment will be provided.

Class spaces are first-come, first-served. To register, visit orvis.com/newyorkcity and click the blue and gold "Join Us" banner.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Orvis

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2017-06-17 2017-06-17 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.75311208147800000, -73.98086478220900000 Mon, 24 Apr 2017 13:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Lucy Wilner: Us and Them, Birds at the Intersection of Natural and Man-made Worlds]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/17/lucy-wilner-us-and-them-birds-at-the-intersection-of-natural-and-manmade-worlds http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/17/lucy-wilner-us-and-them-birds-at-the-intersection-of-natural-and-manmade-worlds Date: June 17, 2017

Join us for an exhibit at Conference House Park, Lucy Wilner: Us and Them, Birds at the Intersection of Natural and Man-made Worlds, on display through July 23.

Wilner’s paintings explore the realms of imagination evoked by today’s new ecological and trans-species consciousness. Far from naturalistic, they present symbolic relationships, especially those between human beings, our histories, tools, and environments, and the natural world.

Gallery hours: Monday - Saturday, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. / Closed holidays / Free admission

Opening reception: Saturday, May 13, 2017 / 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Image: Lucy Wilner, Aperture (detail), 72” x 60” inches, acrylic on canvas 2016

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 2017-06-17 2017-06-17 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59075dee7abf6.jpg Wed, 03 May 2017 17:30:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Butt & Gut]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/17/summer-on-the-hudson-butt-gut http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/17/summer-on-the-hudson-butt-gut Date: June 17, 2017

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

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:15 am

Contact phone: 311

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

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M072 Riverside Park 2017-06-17 2017-06-17 10:30 am 11:15 am 40.79199981689500000, -73.97899627685500000 Thu, 30 Mar 2017 14:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Science in the Park: Baywaters]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/17/science-in-the-park-baywaters http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/17/science-in-the-park-baywaters Date: June 17, 2017

Join Alley Pond Environmental Center for fun, free, hands-on science programming in Little Bay Park. We'll grab a seining net and learn about the various creatures that live in the bay.

Boots will be provided.

Please note: There will be no program on Saturday, May 27 (Memorial Day Weekend).

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-4793

Location: Little Bay Park

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Q010A Little Bay Park 2017-06-17 2017-06-17 10:30 am 12:00 pm 40.78960037231445000, -73.78700256347656000 Thu, 20 Apr 2017 11:45:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Shape Up NYC Zumba in West Harlem Piers Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/17/summer-on-the-hudson-shape-up-nyc-zumba-in-west-harlem-piers-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/17/summer-on-the-hudson-shape-up-nyc-zumba-in-west-harlem-piers-park Date: June 17, 2017

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

Colorful outfits are encouraged!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

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

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M376 West Harlem Piers 2017-06-17 2017-06-17 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.81883621215820000, -73.96091461181640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c07c687d486.JPG Thu, 23 Mar 2017 17:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/17/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/17/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour Date: June 17, 2017

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

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

For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-06-17 2017-06-17 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.76549911499023400, -73.97219848632812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570803bf842f4.JPG Wed, 05 Apr 2017 18:30:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Family Day at Wyckoff Farmhouse]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/17/free-family-day-at-wyckoff-farmhouse http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/17/free-family-day-at-wyckoff-farmhouse Date: June 17, 2017

Visit the Wyckoff Farmhouse this winter for a free family day!

While our public tours on Fridays and Saturdays are normally geared for an adult audience, we’ve planned engaging, kid-friendly tours, hands-on activities, scavenger hunts, and more on select Saturdays. If the weather’s nice, bring a picnic and enjoy our grounds before or after your visit to the house.

If you plan to visit with children under 10, we recommend visiting before 2 p.m. to take advantage of specially planned activities for younger children.

Want to learn more? Email programs@wyckoffmuseum.org for additional information.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 629-5400

Location: Wyckoff Farmhouse Museum (in Fidler-Wyckoff House Park)

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B376 Fidler-Wyckoff House Park 2017-06-17 2017-06-17 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.64431762695312500, -73.92077636718750000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5679612da0624.jpg Wed, 19 Apr 2017 15:45:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Conservancy's Chess Lecture and Simul Series]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/17/central-park-conservancys-chess-lecture-and-simul-series http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/17/central-park-conservancys-chess-lecture-and-simul-series Date: June 17, 2017

Learn techniques from some of the best names in chess, and then put your new skills to the test in a simul with fellow players at our special chess lecture and simul series.

This program is FREE. Ages 6+, prior experience required. Event begins at 11:00 am sharp. Must be present the entire program to play in simul.

Registration begins at 10:00 AM

  • Saturday, June 17
    Grandmaster Michael Rohde
  • Saturday, July 22
    Grandmaster Irina Krush
  • Saturday, August 26
    Grandmaster Larry Christiansen

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

Location: Chess & Checkers House (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-06-17 2017-06-17 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.76890182495117000, -73.97460174560547000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58ebd80d6be5a.jpg Wed, 03 May 2017 17:15:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Adventures NYC]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/17/adventures-nyc http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/17/adventures-nyc Date: June 17, 2017

Get ready to bike, climb, race, and glide at Adventures NYC!

On Saturday, June 17, join NYC Parks in Central Park to celebrate the great outdoors and enjoy a day of adventure—for free! Activities will include:

  • Rock Climbing
  • Zip Lining
  • Mountain Biking
  • Surfing Virtual Reality Experience
  • Yoga
  • Obstacle Races
  • Free Bike Valet Parking
  • Outdoor Survival Training

Certain activities will require a waiver, which will be provided at the event for participants to sign. Participants under the age of 18 must have a legal guardian present to sign the waiver.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Naumburg Bandshell (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-06-17 2017-06-17 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.77249908447265600, -73.97109985351562000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5910d3c312a5c.jpg Mon, 08 May 2017 16:30:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Urban Farm Exploration Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/17/urban-farm-exploration-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/17/urban-farm-exploration-day Date: June 17, 2017

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1899

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

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2017-06-17 2017-06-17 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.78369903564453000, -73.92621612548828000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58b5a4ab18fbc.JPG Mon, 13 Mar 2017 17:15:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Make Your Mark Graphic Novel Workshop Series]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/17/arts-culture-fun-make-your-mark-graphic-novel-workshop-series http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/17/arts-culture-fun-make-your-mark-graphic-novel-workshop-series Date: June 17, 2017

In this workshop series for 4 Saturdays in June, you will learn the foundations of what makes up a graphic novel or comic. Participating artists should already have fleshed out characters and environments along with an understanding of perspective. We will cover composition, image and text relationships as well as lighting. Please bring a sketchbook and ruler. All other supplies will be provided.

Maurice Buckley is an Illustrator, sculptor, storyteller and educator. He received his Bachelor of Fine Arts at Alfred University in 2013. Since then he's been teaching art all around New York City, through organizations such as The Art Student's League of New York, and Doing art together. In addition to teaching he works from home as a comic book artist. He currently resides in Brooklyn New York and is working on launching a comic book company with his colleagues and mentors.

Space is limited, so please RSVP to reserve your spot to letitia.guillory@parks.nyc.gov

In partnership with the Art Students League Seeds of the League

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: 718.965.8942

Location: Bushwick Inlet Park Center (in Bushwick Inlet Park)

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B529 Bushwick Inlet Park 2017-06-17 2017-06-17 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.72172493331700000, -73.96043425798400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/591b088ee87ff.jpg Wed, 17 May 2017 15:15:04 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Bronx Fiction Writers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/17/bronx-fiction-writers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/17/bronx-fiction-writers Date: June 17, 2017

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

The Bronx Writers Center presents this exciting new gathering of crime and noir writers to the fantastic Poe Park Visitor Center adjacent to the Poe Cottage, where the American master wrote the classic short story “The Cask of Amontillado”. This casual writers meeting will meet every third Saturday of each month to participate in writing prompts, readings and critiques of these eternal, ever reinventing genres of fiction. Free. Hosted by Bronx Writers Center Director Charlie Vázquez who’ll have a story published in the upcoming San Juan Noir, by Akashic Books.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-06-17 2017-06-17 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Mon, 08 May 2017 12:30:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Fitness Festival : Healthy Alternatives]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/17/family-fitness-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/17/family-fitness-festival Date: June 17, 2017

Free samples! Free food demos! Free fitness classes! Free sports!

Come get ready for summer. School is out and now is the time to learn how to keep the entire family healthy and happy during the summer. Sign up for the reading program at the public library. Learn how to cook healthy food. Sign the kids up for Parks' free Summer Sports Experience program, where kids can play sports all day throughout the summer for free! Take a Yoga, Spinning, or Boxing Bootcamp class. There are activities for all ages, so bring the whole family!

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-543-8672

Location: Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center (in Williamsbridge Oval)

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X104 Williamsbridge Oval 2017-06-17 2017-06-17 12:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.87669691244100000, -73.87855219841000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/572f4dcc9fa1d.jpg Thu, 11 May 2017 10:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Scavenger Hunt]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/17/scavenger-hunt http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/17/scavenger-hunt Date: June 17, 2017

Use all of your senses and explore the park, searching high and low for clues with the Urban Park Rangers as your guide.

Nature scavenger hunts are a great way to connect to the natural world and get moving outside.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Fort Greene Park Visitor Center (in Fort Greene Park)

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B032 Fort Greene Park 2017-06-17 2017-06-17 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.69219970703125000, -73.97480010986328000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5910e00ff0f4a.jpg Mon, 08 May 2017 17:30:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/17/family-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/17/family-day Date: June 17, 2017

Join us for a fun afternoon of games, crafts, a photo booth, an animal show, inflatables, and more!

Sponsored by Council Member Rory Lancman

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 393-7370

Location: Electric Playground

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Q342 Electric Playground 2017-06-17 2017-06-17 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.73590087890625000, -73.80539703369140000 Tue, 18 Apr 2017 18:45:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Art Exhibition: Flora/Fauna/Feathers of Richmond County]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/17/florafaunafeathers-of-richmond-county http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/17/florafaunafeathers-of-richmond-county Date: June 17, 2017

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

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

Organized & curated by Gail Middleton / Creative Photographers Guild

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2017-06-17 2017-06-17 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.50500106811500000, -74.25370025634800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59088cfc9d17a.jpg Tue, 02 May 2017 15:14:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Rocking the Boat: Free Community Rowing and Sailing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/17/rocking-the-boat-free-community-rowing-sailing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/17/rocking-the-boat-free-community-rowing-sailing Date: June 17, 2017

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

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

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

Free Sailing

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

  • Sunday, June 11
  • Saturday, August 12
  • Sunday, September 10

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 466-5799

Location: Hunts Point Riverside Park

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X336 Hunts Point Riverside Park 2017-06-17 2017-06-17 1:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.81750106811523400, -73.88240051269531000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5909ec80b4a13.jpg Mon, 22 May 2017 12:14:50 EDT
<![CDATA[Union Square Park: Crossroads of New York Walking Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/17/union-square-park-crossroads-of-new-york-walking-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/17/union-square-park-crossroads-of-new-york-walking-tour Date: June 17, 2017

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

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

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

Tours are held every Saturday (except major holidays).

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 460-1200

Location: Abraham Lincoln Statue (in Union Square Park)

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M089 Union Square Park 2017-06-17 2017-06-17 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.73630142211914000, -73.99009704589844000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5876ae30340f5.jpg Wed, 18 Jan 2017 11:15:02 EST
<![CDATA[Crochet Amigurumi-Cup-O'-Joy]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/17/crochet-amigurumicupojoy http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/17/crochet-amigurumicupojoy Date: June 17, 2017

Crochet an adorable Amigurumi Cup-O'-Joy tea cup and tea bag.

Materials needed: #4 bright color of your choice yarn for the tea cup and a color for your favorite tea (cherry, mint, lemon, etc) and string, size F crochet hook, tapestry needle,stitch marker, and poly-fill. (Adults)

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-06-17 2017-06-17 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 05 May 2017 11:45:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Stroll to Strawberry Fields]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/17/central-park-tour-stroll-to-strawberry-fields http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/17/central-park-tour-stroll-to-strawberry-fields Date: June 17, 2017

Explore the southwest of Central Park with Central Park Conservancy tour guides, and see it like never before. From a planned military parade ground to the site commemorating a famous activist for peace, one of the most-visited areas of the Park has some secrets to share with even the most seasoned Park-goer!

Highlights of this tour include: Maine Monument, the Children’s District, Sheep Meadow, Tavern on the Green, and Strawberry Fields.

There are a few inclines. The tour starts inside the Park at the Central Park Conservancy kiosk at Merchants Gate (Central Park South/59th Street and Central Park West.) Tour ends at 72nd Street and Central Park West.

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: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

Location: Central Park Conservancy Kiosk at Merchant's Gate (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-06-17 2017-06-17 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.76825795574400000, -73.98132359981500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/579f7dacd1f17.jpg Wed, 05 Apr 2017 18:30:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Paper Arts and Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/17/paper-arts-crafts-sun-and-moon-in-warm-and-cool-colors http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/17/paper-arts-crafts-sun-and-moon-in-warm-and-cool-colors Date: June 17, 2017

Make fun things with paper arts and crafts.

Themes
May: Paper Bouquet for Mother's Day
June: Tie Card for Father's Day

This program is suitable for kids ages 6 to 12 years old.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-06-17 2017-06-17 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 05 May 2017 12:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Camping: Queens]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/17/family-camping http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/17/family-camping Date: June 17, 2017

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

Please note: Family Camping programs take place in all five boroughs, but space is limited and families are chosen by lottery. To enter your family in the lottery, visit nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register. Registration opens on Wednesday, June 7.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Alley Pond Park

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2017-06-17 2017-06-17 6:00 pm 7:00 am 40.74409866333008000, -73.74420166015625000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5910e0832a9d8.jpg Mon, 08 May 2017 18:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Revival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/17/summer-on-the-hudson-revival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/17/summer-on-the-hudson-revival Date: June 17, 2017

Dances For A Variable Population, legendary dancers, and neighborhood adults perform seminal dance techniques of the 20th century alongside the dancers who created them.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: General Grant National Memorial (in Riverside Park)

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M072 Riverside Park 2017-06-17 2017-06-17 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.81320190429687500, -73.96299743652344000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c07bdac69f4.jpg Thu, 30 Mar 2017 15:45:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: East Winds Ensemble]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/17/arts-culture-fun-east-winds-ensemble http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/17/arts-culture-fun-east-winds-ensemble Date: June 17, 2017

East Winds Ensemble presents a unique concert by two masters of Japanese music, Masayo Ishigure and Marco Lienhard.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Isham Park

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M043 Isham Park 2017-06-17 2017-06-17 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.86940002441406000, -73.91870117187500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58f66e9354bda.jpg Wed, 26 Apr 2017 15:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Movie Under the Stars: Sing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/17/movie-under-the-stars-sing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/17/movie-under-the-stars-sing Date: June 17, 2017

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

A koala impresario stages a gala singing competition in order to save his theater, and the contest attracts the attention of such musically inclined animals as a harried pig mom, a teenage gorilla, a shy elephant and a punk porcupine

Know Before You Go
You should arrive before 7:00 p.m. to get your spot. Feel free to bring a blanket to sit on; there will be a limited supply of chairs available. Bottled water is OK, but no glass. Reservations are not taken; space is available on a first-come, first-served basis. All are welcome!

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 393-7370

Location: Paul Raimonda Playground

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Q298 Paul Raimonda Playground 2017-06-17 2017-06-17 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.77271881966700000, -73.89761407539500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58e7d8119d94d.jpg Tue, 18 Apr 2017 18:45:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (2009)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/17/movies-under-the-stars-cloudy-with-a-chance-of-meatballs-2009 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/17/movies-under-the-stars-cloudy-with-a-chance-of-meatballs-2009 Date: June 17, 2017

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

An inventor and a weather-reporter intern try to discover why the sky is raining food instead of water in this adaptation of the children's book by Ron and Judi Barrett.

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

Contact (212) 360-1430 or accessibility@parks.nyc.gov for more information regarding accessibility. Requests for special accommodations should be made by June 14.

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time: 11:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: St. Catherine's Park

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M079 St. Catherine's Park 2017-06-17 2017-06-17 8:30 pm 11:00 pm 40.76520156860351600, -73.95870208740234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5914bc6271ffd.jpg Fri, 12 May 2017 16:45:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/18/summer-on-the-hudson-tai-chi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/18/summer-on-the-hudson-tai-chi Date: June 18, 2017

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: 311

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

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M072 Riverside Park 2017-06-18 2017-06-18 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.79199981689500000, -73.97899627685500000 Thu, 23 Mar 2017 17:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Marine Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/18/nyrr-open-run-marine-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/18/nyrr-open-run-marine-park Date: June 18, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Carmine Carro Community Center (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2017-06-18 2017-06-18 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.60794394557300000, -73.93746501207400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58daa422a8c80.jpg Wed, 29 Mar 2017 13:30:06 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Cunningham Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/18/nyrr-open-run-cunningham-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/18/nyrr-open-run-cunningham-park Date: June 18, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Main Park House (in Cunningham Park)

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Q021 Cunningham Park 2017-06-18 2017-06-18 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.72980117797851600, -73.77359771728516000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58daa4c73adad.jpg Wed, 29 Mar 2017 13:45:05 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Conference House Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/18/nyrr-open-run-conference-house-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/18/nyrr-open-run-conference-house-park Date: June 18, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2017-06-18 2017-06-18 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.50255203247070000, -74.25181579589844000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58daa44f36213.jpg Wed, 29 Mar 2017 13:45:06 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Crotona Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/18/nyrr-open-run-crotona-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/18/nyrr-open-run-crotona-park Date: June 18, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: East path, north of tennis courts on Crotona Avenue (in Crotona Park)

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X010 Crotona Park 2017-06-18 2017-06-18 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.84100554638500000, -73.89473199844400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58daa493b5021.jpg Wed, 29 Mar 2017 13:45:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Tide Pool Exploration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/18/tide-pool-exploration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/18/tide-pool-exploration Date: June 18, 2017

We connect children with nature to encourage active exploration of the natural world.

This program is specifically designed for young children and families. All supplies are provided.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 319-7258

Location: Orchard Beach Nature Center (in Pelham Bay Park)

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2017-06-18 2017-06-18 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.87039947509765600, -73.78669738769531000 Mon, 08 May 2017 17:30:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Urban Farm Exploration Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/18/urban-farm-exploration-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/18/urban-farm-exploration-day Date: June 18, 2017

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1899

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

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2017-06-18 2017-06-18 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.78369903564453000, -73.92621612548828000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58b5a4ab18fbc.JPG Mon, 13 Mar 2017 17:15:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Community Rowing at Pier 40]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/18/free-community-rowing-at-pier-40 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/18/free-community-rowing-at-pier-40 Date: June 18, 2017

Join the Village Community Boathouse for Community Rowing in traditional Whitehall gigs, captained by experienced New York Harbor coxswains (captains).

The Village Community Boathouse offers free community rowing on Sundays starting at noon and on Tuesdays starting 5:30 p.m., through November 12, 2017.

Community rowing is free and open to all; no experience or reservations necessary.

Please note: It is very important that you arrive between noon and 12:30 p.m., as the Village Community Boathouse pair their boats, coxswains, and rowers by 12:30. Boats leave right after for the afternoon. In some cases, the Villiage Community Boathouse will have additional boats leaving at a later time but the chances to get out on a boat then are much slimmer. Please check the Villiage Community Boathouse's social media feeds on Facebook or Twitter for possible last-minute changes due to weather or other circumstances. Or, call (212) 229-2059.

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 229-2059

Location: Pier 40

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2017-06-18 2017-06-18 12:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.72847662039400000, -74.01341533660900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58f9297a60298.JPG Mon, 22 May 2017 15:15:06 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Science in the Park: WOODLANDS]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/18/science-in-the-park-woodlands http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/18/science-in-the-park-woodlands Date: June 18, 2017

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

Join Alley Pond Environmental Center and New York Hall of Science for fun, FREE, hands-on science programming in Alley Pond Park. Topics include pond exploration, engineering, insects, and flight. Program is suitable for children ages 7-11.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: 7183524793

Location: 76th Avenue and Springfield Boulevard (in Alley Pond Park)

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2017-06-18 2017-06-18 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.74020004272461000, -73.74960327148438000 Tue, 18 Apr 2017 18:14:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Waterfall Hike (light)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/18/waterfall-hike-light http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/18/waterfall-hike-light Date: June 18, 2017

Hiking is the ultimate way to enjoy the outdoors and a fun way to reduce stress. Regardless of the intensity level, it is a great way to burn calories and stay fit.

Our Urban Park Ranger hiking guides will introduce you to the hidden gems of New York City parks. On our nature hikes, you can take an hour to unplug from the world and immerse yourself in the wonders of nature.

Light hikes are leisurely strolls on mostly paved paths. For all hiking programs, we recommend wearing comfortable shoes or boots, and packing water and a light snack.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2017-06-18 2017-06-18 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.66070175170900000, -73.96540069580100000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5910e17e86449.jpg Mon, 08 May 2017 17:30:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Ranger's Choice: Archery]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/18/rangers-choice-archery http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/18/rangers-choice-archery Date: June 18, 2017

NYC Park's bright and talented Urban Park Rangers are what make our Weekend Adventure programs so amazing.

This program is a beginner's introduction to the sport of archery. Recommended for ages 8 and older.

Please note: Participants are chosen via lottery. To register for the lottery, please visit the Urban Park Rangers' Event Registration page. Registration opens on Wednesday, June 7.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Willowbrook Park

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R030 Willowbrook Park 2017-06-18 2017-06-18 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.60359954833984400, -74.15840148925781000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5910e0d71a4ef.jpg Mon, 08 May 2017 17:30:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/18/family-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/18/family-day Date: June 18, 2017

Join NYC Parks and Council Member Rory Lancman for an afternoon of games, crafts, an animal show, inflatables, and more!

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 393-7370

Location: Albert H. Mauro Playground (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2017-06-18 2017-06-18 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.72269821166992000, -73.82700347900390000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58e7d4e1482ac.jpg Tue, 18 Apr 2017 18:45:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Presto Pete & Incredulous Chris at Fantasy Forest]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/18/presto-pete-incredulous-chris-at-fantasy-forest http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/18/presto-pete-incredulous-chris-at-fantasy-forest Date: June 18, 2017

Every Sunday, Fantasy Forest Amusement Park offers free kid-friendly entertainment. The performances are at 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m.

About Presto Pete & Incredulous Chris
Presto Pete and Incredulous Chris of Pete and Chris Amusements are New England's only Two-Man Kid's Magic Show! They give an ultra high-energy performance that capture's kid's attention and doesn't let go! They are two brothers who have been performing around the east coast for the past five years making kid's not only laugh, but also giggle and guffaw!

About Fantasy Forest
Fantasy Forest Amusement Park is located next to the Queens Zoo in the Flushing Meadows Corona Park. Fantasy Forest is home to The Flushing Meadows Carousel, The Corona Cobra Coaster, and other fun attractions and games.

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 2:45 pm

Contact phone: (718) 788-2676

Location: Fantasy Forest Amusement Park (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2017-06-18 2017-06-18 2:00 pm 2:45 pm 40.74310436552700000, -73.84925603866600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/591499d46dc1d.jpg Thu, 18 May 2017 18:30:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Pony Rides]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/18/pony-rides http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/18/pony-rides Date: June 18, 2017

On Father's Day, head to the Riverdale Stables for free pony rides. Ages four to 10.

Younger ages may be held on the saddle for photos.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430-1890

Location: Stables Area (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2017-06-18 2017-06-18 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.90240097045898400, -73.89409637451172000 Wed, 03 May 2017 14:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Freshwater Fishing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/18/freshwater-fishing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/18/freshwater-fishing Date: June 18, 2017

Catch-and-release fishing is a great way to get outdoors and discover nature just a few blocks from home. Our experienced Rangers teach the ethics of fishing and the ecology of our waterways on every fishing program.

You can try to hook a pumpkinseed sunfish, carp, or chain pickerel. Whether you chose to grab a simple bamboo pole at a quiet lake or join more advanced saltwater programs, we have a program that fits your skill level.

Participation is first-come, first-served. This program is recommended for ages 8 years and older.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-06-18 2017-06-18 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.79707717895508000, -73.95149230957031000 Mon, 08 May 2017 17:30:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Presto Pete & Incredulous Chris at Fantasy Forest]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/18/presto-pete-incredulous-chris-at-fantasy-forest1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/18/presto-pete-incredulous-chris-at-fantasy-forest1 Date: June 18, 2017

Every Sunday, Fantasy Forest Amusement Park offers free kid-friendly entertainment. The performances are at 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m.

About Presto Pete & Incredulous Chris
Presto Pete and Incredulous Chris of Pete and Chris Amusements are New England's only Two-Man Kid's Magic Show! They give an ultra high-energy performance that capture's kid's attention and doesn't let go! They are two brothers who have been performing around the east coast for the past five years making kid's not only laugh, but also giggle and guffaw!

About Fantasy Forest
Fantasy Forest Amusement Park is located next to the Queens Zoo in the Flushing Meadows Corona Park. Fantasy Forest is home to The Flushing Meadows Carousel, The Corona Cobra Coaster, and other fun attractions and games.

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

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 4:45 pm

Contact phone: (718) 788-2676

Location: Fantasy Forest Amusement Park (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2017-06-18 2017-06-18 4:00 pm 4:45 pm 40.74310436552700000, -73.84925603866600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/591499d46dc1d.jpg Thu, 18 May 2017 18:30:04 EDT
<![CDATA[History of Rock and Soul featuring Pauly and the Goodfellas]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/18/history-of-rock-and-soul-featuring-pauly-and-the-goodfellas http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/18/history-of-rock-and-soul-featuring-pauly-and-the-goodfellas Date: June 18, 2017

Join the fun and hilarity with the best interactive rock-and-roll comedy adventure band.

Generously funded by Council Member Eric A. Ulrich.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 235-4100

Location: George Seuffert Bandshell (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2017-06-18 2017-06-18 5:00 pm 6:30 pm 40.69939422607422000, -73.85723114013672000 Mon, 01 May 2017 13:59:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Let’s Dance!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/18/summer-on-the-hudson-lets-dance http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/18/summer-on-the-hudson-lets-dance Date: June 18, 2017

Learn to dance Salsa, Zouk, and Bachata with lessons and group social dances led by master teachers from the Piel Canela Dance and Music School featuring DJ Ray Colon.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Pier I (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2017-06-18 2017-06-18 6:00 pm 9:30 pm 40.77970123291000000, -73.98889923095700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c05d2316466.JPG Thu, 30 Mar 2017 15:45:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: West Side Stories]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/19/central-park-tour-west-side-stories http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/19/central-park-tour-west-side-stories Date: June 19, 2017

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

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

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

Groups of seven or more must schedule a custom tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org.For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-06-19 2017-06-19 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.78196334838867000, -73.97141265869140000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570802e3d4ca3.JPG Wed, 05 Apr 2017 18:30:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Language Classes]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/19/bryant-park-language-classes http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/19/bryant-park-language-classes Date: June 19, 2017

Bryant Park speaks Brazilian Portuguese, Italian, and French with instruction by inlingua. Learn a new language in these standalone beginner classes. Classes are not cumulative, so you may attend any class throughout the season without needing to play catch up.

Please note: Pre-registration is required, and opens one week before each class date. Please email inlinguainBryantPark@inlingua.com to reserve a spot. 20 student capacity per class. Attendance is limited to one class for each language offered. We are able to accept drop-ins on the day of class if it is not full.

Start time: 11:45 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2017-06-19 2017-06-19 11:45 am 12:30 pm 40.75370025634765600, -73.98359680175781000 Wed, 26 Apr 2017 15:14:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Learn How to Play Lacrosse]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/19/learn-to-play-lacrosse http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/19/learn-to-play-lacrosse Date: June 19, 2017

Children between the ages of 7 and 12 will learn the basics of lacrosse while having fun!

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

Location: I.S. 2 George L. Egbert Playground

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2017-06-19 2017-06-19 3:00 pm 4:30 pm 40.57730102539062500, -74.10109710693360000 Mon, 27 Mar 2017 18:14:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/20/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/20/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: June 20, 2017

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 2017-06-20 2017-06-20 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.86059951782226600, -73.93379974365234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5835db853eaf0.jpg Fri, 25 Nov 2016 11:30:11 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/20/bryant-park-tai-chi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/20/bryant-park-tai-chi Date: June 20, 2017

Free classes for all ages and experience levels.

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 Master Hyland Harris.

Classes are rain or shine.

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2017-06-20 2017-06-20 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.75370025634765600, -73.98359680175781000 Fri, 28 Apr 2017 12:59:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Fitness Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/20/fitness-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/20/fitness-walk Date: June 20, 2017

Join us for a free self-guided walking program from the Fort Totten gate onto Joe Michaels Mile and back (approximately two 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 2017-06-20 2017-06-20 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.78953552246094000, -73.78208923339844000 Mon, 15 May 2017 12:44:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/20/tour-of-gracie-mansion http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/20/tour-of-gracie-mansion Date: June 20, 2017

In 1799, a prosperous New York merchant named Archibald Gracie built a country house overlooking a bend in the East River, five miles north of the then-New York City limits. Little did he know that, more than 200 years later, his home would be serving as the official residence of the First Family of New York City—a place where history is made, not merely recorded.

As a historic house museum run by NYC Parks, sitting on 11 acres of grounds now known as Carl Schurz Park, Gracie Mansion has served as the home of 10 mayors, beginning first with Mayor Fiorello H. La Guardia in 1942. Today, Gracie Mansion is occupied by the de Blasio family, which has opened its doors in the spirit of the administration's motto: one city, rising together.

In celebration of our 75th Anniversary of Gracie being a mayoral residence, Mayor de Blasio and First Lady Chirlane McCray have introduced a new art installation, titled New York 1942. This is the second in a series of installations envisioning New York through the framework of Gracie Mansion as it has been inhabited over time. It includes artwork, documents and objects from the period that the La Guardias lived in Gracie, shown together to tell a more complete story of the overall historic context as perceived from diverse perspectives.

To RSVP for tour, please visit on.nyc.gov/gracietour.

Currently, Gracie Mansion is not offering group tours. If you are part of a private organization that would like to tour the house, please email your request, including the size of group, your name and the purpose of a tour, to gracieinfo@cityhall.nyc.gov and we will work to add you to one of the currently scheduled tours.

Photo ID required for entrance. No photography permitted in the interior. At the present time, tours are available in English only. Please plan to arrive at least five minutes in advance.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 10:50 am

Contact phone: (212) 676-3060

Location: Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2017-06-20 2017-06-20 10:00 am 10:50 am 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573238818609b.jpg Wed, 01 Mar 2017 17:00:23 EST
<![CDATA[Paint it Up]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/20/paint-it-up http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/20/paint-it-up Date: June 20, 2017

Create a still-life painting on canvas to take home. This program is suitable for adults.

Paint It Up Program Schedule
May: Upcycle Decorative Painted Cans and Containers
June: Recycle Painted Rocks-painted nature on rocks

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-06-20 2017-06-20 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 05 May 2017 12:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/20/bryant-park-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/20/bryant-park-yoga Date: June 20, 2017

Perfect your downward dog under the trees at our 14th season of outdoor yoga classes. Open to everyone of all ages and skill levels.

Class held on the upper terrace.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2017-06-20 2017-06-20 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.75339889526367000, -73.98269653320312000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/591b41390267c.jpg Tue, 16 May 2017 14:14:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/20/tour-of-gracie-mansion1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/20/tour-of-gracie-mansion1 Date: June 20, 2017

In 1799, a prosperous New York merchant named Archibald Gracie built a country house overlooking a bend in the East River, five miles north of the then-New York City limits. Little did he know that, more than 200 years later, his home would be serving as the official residence of the First Family of New York City—a place where history is made, not merely recorded.

As a historic house museum run by NYC Parks, sitting on 11 acres of grounds now known as Carl Schurz Park, Gracie Mansion has served as the home of 10 mayors, beginning first with Mayor Fiorello H. La Guardia in 1942. Today, Gracie Mansion is occupied by the de Blasio family, which has opened its doors in the spirit of the administration's motto: one city, rising together.

In celebration of our 75th Anniversary of Gracie being a mayoral residence, Mayor de Blasio and First Lady Chirlane McCray have introduced a new art installation, titled New York 1942. This is the second in a series of installations envisioning New York through the framework of Gracie Mansion as it has been inhabited over time. It includes artwork, documents and objects from the period that the La Guardias lived in Gracie, shown together to tell a more complete story of the overall historic context as perceived from diverse perspectives.

To RSVP for a tour, please visit on.nyc.gov/gracietour.

Currently, Gracie Mansion is not offering group tours. If you are part of a private organization that would like to tour the house, please email your request, including the size of group, your name and the purpose of a tour, to gracieinfo@cityhall.nyc.gov and we will work to add you to one of the currently scheduled tours.

Photo ID required for entrance. No photography permitted in the interior. At the present time, tours are available in English only. Please plan to arrive at least five minutes in advance.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 11:50 am

Contact phone: (212) 676-3060

Location: Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2017-06-20 2017-06-20 11:00 am 11:50 am 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573238818609b.jpg Wed, 01 Mar 2017 17:00:24 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/20/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/20/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park Date: June 20, 2017

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 2017-06-20 2017-06-20 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.77249908447265600, -73.96700286865234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5708015809ab2.JPG Wed, 05 Apr 2017 18:30:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/20/tour-of-gracie-mansion2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/20/tour-of-gracie-mansion2 Date: June 20, 2017

In 1799, a prosperous New York merchant named Archibald Gracie built a country house overlooking a bend in the East River, five miles north of the then-New York City limits. Little did he know that, more than 200 years later, his home would be serving as the official residence of the First Family of New York City—a place where history is made, not merely recorded.

As a historic house museum run by NYC Parks, sitting on 11 acres of grounds now known as Carl Schurz Park, Gracie Mansion has served as the home of 10 mayors, beginning first with Mayor Fiorello H. La Guardia in 1942. Today, Gracie Mansion is occupied by the de Blasio family, which has opened its doors in the spirit of the administration's motto: one city, rising together.

In celebration of our 75th Anniversary of Gracie being a mayoral residence, Mayor de Blasio and First Lady Chirlane McCray have introduced a new art installation, titled New York 1942. This is the second in a series of installations envisioning New York through the framework of Gracie Mansion as it has been inhabited over time. It includes artwork, documents and objects from the period that the La Guardias lived in Gracie, shown together to tell a more complete story of the overall historic context as perceived from diverse perspectives.

To RSVP for a tour, please visit on.nyc.gov/gracietour.

Currently, Gracie Mansion is not offering group tours. If you are part of a private organization that would like to tour the house, please email your request, including the size of group, your name and the purpose of a tour, to gracieinfo@cityhall.nyc.gov and we will work to add you to one of the currently scheduled tours.

Photo ID required for entrance. No photography permitted in the interior. At the present time, tours are available in English only. Please plan to arrive at least five minutes in advance.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 2:50 pm

Contact phone: (212) 676-3060

Location: Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2017-06-20 2017-06-20 2:00 pm 2:50 pm 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573238818609b.jpg Wed, 01 Mar 2017 17:00:25 EST
<![CDATA[Book Worms]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/20/book-worms http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/20/book-worms Date: June 20, 2017

Book Worms is a program for children to share and develop their love for reading. Children will be able to develop and advance their literacy skills through a variety of fun and educational literacy games, activities, and library trips.

Registration is required. To register, please email Dana.Vitolo@parks.nyc.gov or call (718) 816-6172.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

Location: Walker Park

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R015 Walker Park 2017-06-20 2017-06-20 2:30 pm 3:30 pm 40.64329910278320000, -74.10939788818360000 Mon, 27 Mar 2017 18:14:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids Le Petit Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/20/kids-le-petit-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/20/kids-le-petit-art Date: June 20, 2017

Make your own miniature, personalized art for gift or to keep. This class is suitable for kids ages six to 12 years old.

Kids Le Petit Art Schedule
May: Painting Small Cans Upcycle Art
June: Create A Mini Book

Start time: 2:45 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-06-20 2017-06-20 2:45 pm 4:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 05 May 2017 12:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/20/tour-of-gracie-mansion3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/20/tour-of-gracie-mansion3 Date: June 20, 2017

In 1799, a prosperous New York merchant named Archibald Gracie built a country house overlooking a bend in the East River, five miles north of the then-New York City limits. Little did he know that, more than 200 years later, his home would be serving as the official residence of the First Family of New York City—a place where history is made, not merely recorded.

As a historic house museum run by NYC Parks, sitting on 11 acres of grounds now known as Carl Schurz Park, Gracie Mansion has served as the home of 10 mayors, beginning first with Mayor Fiorello H. La Guardia in 1942. Today, Gracie Mansion is occupied by the de Blasio family, which has opened its doors in the spirit of the administration's motto: one city, rising together.

In celebration of our 75th Anniversary of Gracie being a mayoral residence, Mayor de Blasio and First Lady Chirlane McCray have introduced a new art installation, titled New York 1942. This is the second in a series of installations envisioning New York through the framework of Gracie Mansion as it has been inhabited over time. It includes artwork, documents and objects from the period that the La Guardias lived in Gracie, shown together to tell a more complete story of the overall historic context as perceived from diverse perspectives.

To RSVP for a tour, please visit on.nyc.gov/gracietour.

Currently, Gracie Mansion is not offering group tours. If you are part of a private organization that would like to tour the house, please email your request, including the size of group, your name and the purpose of a tour, to gracieinfo@cityhall.nyc.gov and we will work to add you to one of the currently scheduled tours.

Photo ID required for entrance. No photography permitted in the interior. At the present time, tours are available in English only. Please plan to arrive at least five minutes in advance.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 3:50 pm

Contact phone: (212) 676-3060

Location: Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2017-06-20 2017-06-20 3:00 pm 3:50 pm 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573238818609b.jpg Wed, 01 Mar 2017 17:30:23 EST
<![CDATA[Art in Action]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/20/art-in-action http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/20/art-in-action Date: June 20, 2017

Art in Action is a program where children will be given the opportunity to develop their creativity and personal expression through a variety of fun and educational arts and crafts projects.

Registration is required. To register, please email Dana.Vitolo@parks.nyc.gov or call (718) 816.6172.

Start time: 3:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

Location: Walker Park

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R015 Walker Park 2017-06-20 2017-06-20 3:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.64329910278320000, -74.10939788818360000 Mon, 27 Mar 2017 18:30:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Soccer Training Camp]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/20/soccer-training-camp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/20/soccer-training-camp Date: June 20, 2017

Children ages 6 through 13 will be able to participate in a variety of physical exercises while learning the basic fundamentals of soccer.

Registration is required. To register, please email Dana.Vitolo@parks.nyc.gov or call (718) 816-6172.

Start time: 4:30 pm

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Walker Park

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R015 Walker Park 2017-06-20 2017-06-20 4:30 pm 5:30 pm 40.64329910278320000, -74.10939788818360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58d29b3e7ad1d.jpg Wed, 22 Mar 2017 12:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Table Toppers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/20/table-toppers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/20/table-toppers Date: June 20, 2017

Children participate in a variety of table-top games and tournaments.

Registration is required. To register, please email Dana.Vitolo@parks.nyc.gov or call (718) 816-6172.

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

Location: Walker Park

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R015 Walker Park 2017-06-20 2017-06-20 5:30 pm 6:30 pm 40.64329910278320000, -74.10939788818360000 Wed, 22 Mar 2017 11:44:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: East Side Evening Stroll]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/20/central-park-tour-east-side-evening-stroll http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/20/central-park-tour-east-side-evening-stroll Date: June 20, 2017

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.

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 2017-06-20 2017-06-20 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.76549911499023400, -73.97219848632812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/579a44b9537e5.jpg Wed, 03 May 2017 17:15:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Community Rowing at Pier 40]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/20/community-rowing-at-pier-40-free-event http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/06/20/community-rowing-at-pier-40-free-event Date: June 20, 2017

Join the Village Community Boathouse for Community Rowing in traditional Whitehall gigs, captained by experienced New York Harbor coxswains (captains).

The Village Community Boathouse offers free community rowing on Sundays starting at noon and on Tuesdays starting 5:30 p.m., through November 12, 2017.

Community rowing is free and open to all; no experience or reservations necessary.

As temperatures on the water are generally cooler than on land, please dress accordingly, especially if you are not planning to actively row. We are providing lifejackets for free.

ITS IS VERY IMPORTANT THAT YOU COME BEFORE EARLY. No later than 6 PM. WE PAIR OUR BOATS WITH COXSWAINS (1) AND ROWERS (4 for each boat) ) BY 6pm AND BOATS LEAVE RIGHT AFTER FOR THE EVENING ROW. Rows last usually between 1 and 2 hours.

Also please check our social media feeds for possible last minute changes due to weather or other circumstances:

FACEBOOK https://www.facebook.com/VCBoathouse/ TWITTER https://twitter.com/VCBoathouseNYC

or call (see our Phone No on our website VCB.NYC)

Or join our mailinglist for updates: mailinglist@vcb.nyc

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

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 229-2059

Location: Pier 40

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