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 Tue, 22 Aug 2017 03:43:16 GMT <![CDATA[Outdoor Movie Screening - NYsferatu: Symphony of a Century by Andrea Mastrovito]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/07/outdoor-movie-screening-nysferatu-symphony-of-a-century-by-andrea-mostrovito http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/07/outdoor-movie-screening-nysferatu-symphony-of-a-century-by-andrea-mostrovito Date: September 7, 2017

More Art premieres NYsferatu: Symphony of a Century by Andrea Mastrovito, a spectacular, hand-animated, silent film that combines music and community engagement to create a powerful and poignant statement about the horrors of the unknown and the inspiring search for liberty.

Resetting Friedrich W. Murnau’s classic 1922 film Nosferatu in contemporary New York City, Mastrovito and his team of 12 artists have created over 35,000 original drawings to replicate the beautifully eerie flickering shutter effect of early cinema. The re-imagined storyline and title cards of NYsferatu were made in collaboration with recent immigrants and English-as-new-language learners. Musical improvisation by The Michael Leonhart Orchestra.

The movie starts at dusk, generally around 7:30 p.m.. Film runs 65 mins.

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone: (646) 416-6940

Location: Harbor View Lawn (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2017-09-07 2017-09-07 7:30 pm 10:30 pm 40.70142745971680000, -73.99737548828125000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/594d519ecab0b.jpg Mon, 10 Jul 2017 18:15:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: The Unsinkable Molly Brown (1964)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/07/movies-under-the-stars-the-unsinkable-molly-brown-1964 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/07/movies-under-the-stars-the-unsinkable-molly-brown-1964 Date: September 7, 2017

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

Based on a true story, the film casts Debbie Reynolds as hoydenish Molly Brown, who wangles her way into Denver High Society when she marries "overnight millionaire" Johnny Brown. This film is Not Rated.

Know Before You Go
You should arrive by 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: 7:30 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Basketball Courts (in De Witt Clinton Park)

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M022 De Witt Clinton Park 2017-09-07 2017-09-07 7:30 pm 10:30 pm 40.76842974595600000, -73.99480509758000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/596646bccc7c1.gif Thu, 27 Jul 2017 17:30:07 EDT
<![CDATA[The Fence]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/08/the-fence http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/08/the-fence Date: September 8, 2017

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

Photo by Etienne Frossard

Start time: 6:00 am

End time: 1:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Brooklyn Bridge Park

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2017-09-08 2017-09-08 6:00 am 1:00 am 40.70291519165039000, -73.99490356445312000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59638323cabdc.jpg Mon, 10 Jul 2017 12:45:04 EDT
<![CDATA[The Bronx Meets East Africa]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/08/the-bronx-meets-east-africa http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/08/the-bronx-meets-east-africa Date: September 8, 2017

The Bronx Meets East Africa is an exhibition showcasing East African artists and their emerging relationships to the Bronx community. The artwork featured will focus on the following themes: The drive to feed one’s family, to provide a decent shelter for self and loved ones, to belong, and to leave a legacy.

The event intends to showcase the similarities and differences of Ugandans’ daily life compared to that of an American displaced in the Bronx. Of the 3.2 million foreign born residing in NYC, the Bronx is home to the largest concentration of African born immigrants compared to other boroughs.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-09-08 2017-09-08 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/597ccda792388.jpg Fri, 04 Aug 2017 12:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Beekeeping]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/08/bryant-park-beekeeping http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/08/bryant-park-beekeeping Date: September 8, 2017

Join Bryant Park Corp. for educational talks about bees and the art of beekeeping.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2017-09-08 2017-09-08 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.75370025634765600, -73.98359680175781000 Wed, 03 May 2017 13:45:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Weekend Nature Exploration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/08/weekend-nature-exploration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/08/weekend-nature-exploration Date: September 8, 2017

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

Discovery Pack, noon - 3:00 p.m.: The Prospect Park Alliance invites you to get inspired by nature with our new Discovery Packs, a ready-to-go kits filled with nature activities for families.

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2017-09-08 2017-09-08 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.66070175170900000, -73.96540069580100000 Fri, 14 Jul 2017 11:45:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Adult Imaginative Arts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/08/adult-imaginative-arts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/08/adult-imaginative-arts Date: September 8, 2017

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

July: Decorative Wine Bottles

August: Pencil Sketch and Things Galore

September: Silhouettes Ablaze

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-09-08 2017-09-08 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/594d640a27d67.jpg Fri, 23 Jun 2017 15:00:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Seasonal Arts and Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/08/seasonal-arts-and-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/08/seasonal-arts-and-crafts Date: September 8, 2017

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

Schedule

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

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-09-08 2017-09-08 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Thu, 29 Jun 2017 16:15:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Girls Basketball Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/08/girls-basketball-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/08/girls-basketball-clinic Date: September 8, 2017

Join NYC Parks for a free 12-week basketball clinic for girls ages 12 to 14 and ages 15 to 17.

Instructors will teach participants the basic rules and fundamental skills of basketball in preparation for our 2018 winter basketball tournament.

All skill levels are welcome!

For more information, please call Roberto Valle at (718) 393-7370 or email roberto.valle@parks.nyc.gov.

For accessibility information, please contact Roberto Valle by Wednesday, August 22 at (718) 393-7370.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 393-7370

Location: Lost Battalion Hall Recreation Center

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Q401 Lost Battalion Hall Recreation Center 2017-09-08 2017-09-08 5:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.73220062255859400, -73.86519622802734000 Wed, 26 Jul 2017 18:15:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Dance for Seniors]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/08/summer-on-the-hudson-dance-for-seniors http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/08/summer-on-the-hudson-dance-for-seniors Date: September 8, 2017

Dances for a Variable Population master teacher Naomi Goldberg Haas and members of the intergenerational company lead dance workshops for all ages and abilities with a focus on seniors.

Celebrate moving in strong and creative ways.

All are welcome!

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Lawn at 133rd and Marginal Streets (in West Harlem Piers)

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M376 West Harlem Piers 2017-09-08 2017-09-08 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.82019102036800000, -73.95993142386500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c07cd1a9313.JPG Thu, 23 Mar 2017 17:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Bingo]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/08/summer-on-the-hudson-bingo http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/08/summer-on-the-hudson-bingo Date: September 8, 2017

Bring your own food and soft beverages to this free, all-ages BINGO! night. Each game winner receives a prize!

Start time: 6:00 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 2017-09-08 2017-09-08 6:00 pm 7:30 pm 40.81883621215820000, -73.96091461181640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c1bbce901d1.JPG Thu, 30 Mar 2017 17:30:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Bollywood & Bomba with Back to School Giveaway and Public Art in Virginia Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/08/bollywood-bomba-with-back-to-school-giveaway-and-public-art-in-virginia-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/08/bollywood-bomba-with-back-to-school-giveaway-and-public-art-in-virginia-park Date: September 8, 2017

Enjoy a live performance, Bollywood & Bomba, in Virginia Park in collaboration with the public artwork Daylighting by Lovie Pignata and Loving the Bronx. This event is free and great for all ages and is part of a series of weekly community building events in the park. There will also be a back to school giveaway of book bags with supplies.

Lovie Pignata's public art project activates a blacktop with a bold, painted replica of the nearby Bronx River, highlighting the importance of this waterway. She has also installed retired canoes from local non-profits, which are retrofitted with seating, chessboards, planters, and wayfinding signage. Daylighting will be on view through June 19, 2018.

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

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8114

Location: Corner of Westchester Avenue and White Plains Road (in Virginia Park)

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X148L1 Virginia Park 2017-09-08 2017-09-08 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.83319549866400000, -73.86258685588800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/599359ffe2461.JPG Thu, 17 Aug 2017 17:45:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Presents: Shakespeare: The Tempest]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/08/bryant-park-presents-shakespeare http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/08/bryant-park-presents-shakespeare Date: September 8, 2017

Join us on the lawn for a full production of The Tempest. Produced by the Drilling Company.

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

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2017-09-08 2017-09-08 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.75370025634800000, -73.98359680175800000 Tue, 25 Jul 2017 18:15:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Bat Bonanza Night Hike at Willowbrook Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/08/bat-bonanza-night-hike-at-willowbrook-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/08/bat-bonanza-night-hike-at-willowbrook-park Date: September 8, 2017

Back by popular demand! Join us for an end-of-summer stroll around Willowbrook Park to search for nocturnal mammalian mosquito eaters.

Ages 8+.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: 1 Eton Place (in Willowbrook Park)

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R030 Willowbrook Park 2017-09-08 2017-09-08 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.60414505004883000, -74.16001892089844000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/595a90fd081bd.jpg Tue, 08 Aug 2017 12:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Zootopia]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/08/movies-under-the-stars-zootopia http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/08/movies-under-the-stars-zootopia Date: September 8, 2017

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

A rabbit cop must solve a missing person's case in a city inhabited by anthropomorphic animals.

Know Before You Go
You should arrive by 6:30 p.m. to get your spot. Feel free to bring a blanket to sit on; there will be a limited supply of chairs available. Bottled water is OK, but no glass. Reservations are not taken; space is available on a first-come, first-served basis. All are welcome!

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 927-1514

Location: Central Lawn (in J. Hood Wright Park)

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M099 J. Hood Wright Park 2017-09-08 2017-09-08 7:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.84670081474700000, -73.94127815961800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59664773afbb3.gif Thu, 27 Jul 2017 17:30:07 EDT
<![CDATA[The Fence]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/the-fence http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/the-fence Date: September 9, 2017

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

Photo by Etienne Frossard

Start time: 6:00 am

End time: 1:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Brooklyn Bridge Park

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2017-09-09 2017-09-09 6:00 am 1:00 am 40.70291519165039000, -73.99490356445312000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59638323cabdc.jpg Mon, 10 Jul 2017 12:45:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Van Cortlandt Track Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/van-cortlandt-track-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/van-cortlandt-track-club Date: September 9, 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 2017-09-09 2017-09-09 8:00 am 9:30 am 40.88800048828125000, -73.89679718017578000 Mon, 24 Apr 2017 13:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Socrates Farmers Market]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/socrates-farmers-market http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/socrates-farmers-market Date: September 9, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 956-1819

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2017-09-09 2017-09-09 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.76839087611100000, -73.93660759925800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5947f17e651b7.jpg Mon, 19 Jun 2017 12:15:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: September 9, 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 2017-09-09 2017-09-09 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[Queens Bocce Tournament]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/bocce-tournament http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/bocce-tournament Date: September 9, 2017

Calling all Bocce enthusiasts! Join NYC Parks for our annual citywide faceoff. Players compete in borough-wide tournaments, with the best teams advancing to the citywide championship.

The tournament is open to ages 18 and older. Register individually or as a group online at queensbocce2017.eventbrite.com or call (718) 393-7370.

Winning teams will represent their borough in the NYC Parks Citywide Championship on September 17, 2016 in South Beach, Staten Island. Make sure you're available to play then, too.

16 teams maximum.

Check in begins at 8:30 a.m. and the tournament starts at 9:00 a.m.

For accessiblity information, contact Roberto Valle by Saturday, September 6 at (718) 393-7370.

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 393-7370

Location: Juniper Valley Park 80th Street Entrance (in Juniper Valley Park)

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Q102 Juniper Valley Park 2017-09-09 2017-09-09 8:30 am 5:00 pm 40.72150039672851600, -73.87650299072266000 Fri, 14 Jul 2017 11:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Soundview Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/nyrr-open-run-soundview-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/nyrr-open-run-soundview-park Date: September 9, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

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

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X118 Soundview Park 2017-09-09 2017-09-09 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.82009887695300000, -73.87239837646500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5940551462ae4.jpg Mon, 19 Jun 2017 12:15:04 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Astoria Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/nyrr-open-run-astoria-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/nyrr-open-run-astoria-park Date: September 9, 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 2017-09-09 2017-09-09 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.77669906616211000, -73.92579650878906000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58daa3317c06c.jpg Mon, 19 Jun 2017 11:30:00 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Canarsie Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/nyrr-open-run-canarsie-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/nyrr-open-run-canarsie-park Date: September 9, 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 2017-09-09 2017-09-09 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.62897491455078000, -73.89597320556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58daa366dd267.jpg Mon, 19 Jun 2017 11:30:01 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Inwood Hill Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/nyrr-open-run-inwood-hill-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/nyrr-open-run-inwood-hill-park Date: September 9, 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 2017-09-09 2017-09-09 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.86990581800800000, -73.92093217372900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58daa38c0d02e.jpg Mon, 19 Jun 2017 11:30:02 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: St. Mary's Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/nyrr-open-run-st-marys-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/nyrr-open-run-st-marys-park Date: September 9, 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 2017-09-09 2017-09-09 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.81381420348400000, -73.91180372238200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58daa3f846bdb.jpg Mon, 19 Jun 2017 11:30:03 EDT
<![CDATA[The Bronx Meets East Africa]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/the-bronx-meets-east-africa http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/the-bronx-meets-east-africa Date: September 9, 2017

The Bronx Meets East Africa is an exhibition showcasing East African artists and their emerging relationships to the Bronx community. The artwork featured will focus on the following themes: The drive to feed one’s family, to provide a decent shelter for self and loved ones, to belong, and to leave a legacy.

The event intends to showcase the similarities and differences of Ugandans’ daily life compared to that of an American displaced in the Bronx. Of the 3.2 million foreign born residing in NYC, the Bronx is home to the largest concentration of African born immigrants compared to other boroughs.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-09-09 2017-09-09 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/597ccda792388.jpg Fri, 04 Aug 2017 12:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Zumba - Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/shape-up-zumbaadults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/shape-up-zumbaadults Date: September 9, 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 2017-09-09 2017-09-09 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Thu, 17 Nov 2016 13:14:57 EST
<![CDATA[Free Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/free-yoga-brooklyn http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/free-yoga-brooklyn Date: September 9, 2017

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 333-2552

Location: Garden of Hope

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2017-09-09 2017-09-09 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.68339920043945000, -73.94010162353516000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59270718b4bed.JPG Tue, 30 May 2017 17:45:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/free-yoga-brooklyn1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/free-yoga-brooklyn1 Date: September 9, 2017

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 333-2552

Location: Jane Bailey Memorial Garden

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2017-09-09 2017-09-09 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.68759918212890600, -73.95819854736328000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59270a3428d90.jpg Tue, 30 May 2017 17:45:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/free-yoga-east-harlem http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/free-yoga-east-harlem Date: September 9, 2017

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

Free yoga mats available for temporary use.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 333-2552

Location: Target East Harlem Community Garden

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2017-09-09 2017-09-09 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.79660034179687500, -73.93409729003906000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59270f7b85227.jpg Tue, 30 May 2017 17:59:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Yoga and Public Art in Morningside Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/free-yoga-and-public-art-in-morningside-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/free-yoga-and-public-art-in-morningside-park Date: September 9, 2017

Three and a Half Acres Yoga will offer free community yoga classes at 10:00 a.m. on the second Saturday of each month during the exhibition Reflections by Aya Rodriguez-Izumi. Bring your own mat and water.

FLUX Public Art Projects is an Art In FLUX initiative that supports greater accessibility to the arts and creates opportunities for artists by reclaiming underutilized and unique spaces for art.

Reflections is made possible in part with public funds from Creative Engagement / Creative Learning, supported by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and administered by Lower Manhattan Cultural Council.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 866-5263

Location: Lawn at 117th Street (in Morningside Park)

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M056 Morningside Park 2017-09-09 2017-09-09 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.80619812011719000, -73.95809936523438000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59305f752534c.JPG Fri, 21 Jul 2017 15:15:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Green Team]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/green-team http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/green-team Date: September 9, 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 2017-09-09 2017-09-09 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.70169830322265600, -73.99690246582031000 Fri, 03 Mar 2017 17:15:23 EST
<![CDATA[Claremont in Motion Bike Ride]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/claremont-in-motion-bike-ride http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/claremont-in-motion-bike-ride Date: September 9, 2017

Come out on Saturdays for our Bike Ride Program!

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

Please note:

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

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

This event is rain or shine.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (347) 261-1764

Location: Claremont Neighborhood Center

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2017-09-09 2017-09-09 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.83302330000000000, -73.90525030000000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/595ff5ee68398.png Fri, 07 Jul 2017 17:30:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Borderless Plants and Kavad Boxes]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/family-art-project-borderless-plants-and-kavad-boxes http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/family-art-project-borderless-plants-and-kavad-boxes Date: September 9, 2017

Welcome back artist Tammy Nguyen, exhibiting in Call & Response, the fall exhibition in Glyndor Gallery. She will share her storytelling and bookmaking techniques. Hear her stories about plants as global citizens from her own Kavad Box, a brightly colored folding box used in traditional Indian culture to house stories. Collage and paint your plant story onto a neatly folding box that travels.

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

Photo credit: Joshua Bright

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2017-09-09 2017-09-09 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/598e0560caa3e.jpg Wed, 16 Aug 2017 15:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Saturday Woodland Corps]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/saturday-woodland-corps http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/saturday-woodland-corps Date: September 9, 2017

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

Please note: volunteers must be able to lift and carry 10 pounds in order to participate in these activities.

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Prospect Park

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B073 Prospect Park 2017-09-09 2017-09-09 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.66170120239258000, -73.97080230712890000 Wed, 16 Aug 2017 16:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Ikebana on View]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/ikebana-on-view http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/ikebana-on-view Date: September 9, 2017

Join us in celebrating the 90th anniversary of the Sogetsu School of Ikebana at Wave Hill. Ikebana is the Japanese tradition of flower arranging, and Sogetsu, founded in 1927, is an avant garde style, with study groups all over the world. A famous saying by founder Sofu Teshigahara—and the credo of the Sogetsu school—is that Sogetsu can be done by anyone, anywhere, anytime with any kind of material. View beautiful works of art in an exhibition featuring arrangements, courtesy of the New York Branch of the Sogetsu School of Ikebana. Attend a live demonstration by Sogetsu instructors, and stop by The Shop at Wave Hill for a special promotion on ikebana-related titles.

Registration not required. Free, and admission to the grounds is free until noon.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2017-09-09 2017-09-09 10:00 am 3:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/598e043617270.jpg Wed, 16 Aug 2017 15:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Butt & Gut]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/summer-on-the-hudson-butt-gut http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/summer-on-the-hudson-butt-gut Date: September 9, 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 2017-09-09 2017-09-09 10:30 am 11:15 am 40.79199981689500000, -73.97899627685500000 Fri, 07 Jul 2017 16:44:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Shape Up NYC Zumba in West Harlem Piers Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/summer-on-the-hudson-shape-up-nyc-zumba-in-west-harlem-piers-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/summer-on-the-hudson-shape-up-nyc-zumba-in-west-harlem-piers-park Date: September 9, 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 2017-09-09 2017-09-09 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.81883621215820000, -73.96091461181640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c07c687d486.JPG Thu, 23 Mar 2017 17:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Stories at the Statue of Hans Christian Andersen]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/stories-at-the-statue-of-hans-christian-andersen http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/stories-at-the-statue-of-hans-christian-andersen Date: September 9, 2017

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

Liz Weir will share Irish tales and Angela Halvorson Borg will share the Iraqi story "The Golden Lamb."

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Hans Christian Andersen Statue (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-09-09 2017-09-09 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.77450180053711000, -73.96779632568360000 Thu, 08 Jun 2017 11:30:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Public Art and Yoga In Fort Greene Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/public-art-and-yoga-in-fort-greene-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/public-art-and-yoga-in-fort-greene-park Date: September 9, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

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

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B032 Fort Greene Park 2017-09-09 2017-09-09 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.69319915771484400, -73.97389984130860000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5943e0805358f.JPG Fri, 16 Jun 2017 09:45:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/garden-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/garden-highlights-walk Date: September 9, 2017

Join a Wave Hill Garden Guide for an hour-long tour of seasonal garden highlights.

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2017-09-09 2017-09-09 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/598df806c8ef6.jpg Wed, 16 Aug 2017 15:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Ikebana Demonstration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/ikebana-demonstration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/ikebana-demonstration Date: September 9, 2017

Attend a live demonstration by Sogetsu instructors, as part of our celebration of the 90th anniversary of the Sogetsu School of Ikebana at Wave Hill. Ikebana is the Japanese tradition of flower arranging, and Sogetsu, founded in 1927, is an avant garde style, with study groups all over the world. A famous saying by founder Sofu Teshigahara—and the credo of the Sogetsu school—is that Sogetsu can be done by anyone, anywhere, anytime with any kind of material. Stop by The Shop at Wave Hill for a special promotion on Ikebana-related titles. Registration not required.

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2017-09-09 2017-09-09 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/598e06e4c5346.jpg Wed, 16 Aug 2017 15:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Screenwriters Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/screen-writers-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/screen-writers-workshop Date: September 9, 2017

Join Juan Ramirez Jr. at our free Screenwriters Workshops in Poe Park! Bring the story idea you wish to develop into a screen play or series.

For adults.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-09-09 2017-09-09 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Mon, 08 May 2017 12:30:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Make Your Mark]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/arts-culture-fun-make-your-mark http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/arts-culture-fun-make-your-mark Date: September 9, 2017

Join us for a landscape painting workshop. Andrea Cuckier will introduce the participants to the notion of frame, composition elements, atmosphere, and graphic aspects of painting. After giving basic guidelines and a brief demo, Andrea will guide the group to a spot where you will each create your own work.

No previous experience is necessary.

All art supplies will be provided but please bring a few household supplies: 2-3 large yogurt containers (or other recycled plastic containers) 2-3 flat plastic surfaces such as plastic lid/covers from yogurt or humus containers, plastic trays or Tupperware tops, and a blanket to sit on.

About the artist
Andrea Cukier is a New York-based visual artist from Argentina whose work focuses on nature, and her love for its conservation. Ms. Cukier holds a degree of Profesora Superior de Pintura from Argentina and her paintings have been part of several juried and invitational group as well as solo shows at prestigious venues . Throughout her career she has taught studio art and art history and has participated in several projects with developmentally challenged children. Her work is in the permanent collections of The Godwin Ternbach Museum, The Argentine Consulate in New York City, and The Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.

RSVP
Space is limited. Please RSVP to hold your spot at manhattan.acf@parks.nyc.gov.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 408-0243

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

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M099 J. Hood Wright Park 2017-09-09 2017-09-09 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.84600067138672000, -73.94100189208984000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/595e9f61a7044.jpg Wed, 12 Jul 2017 11:15:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Learn to Ride]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/learn-to-ride http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/learn-to-ride Date: September 9, 2017

Bring a bike, a child, and a helmet for this free fun event! Show your kids, ages five and older how to ride a two-wheeler.

Please pre-register at bike.nyc/education/classes/learn-to-ride-kids,

For accessibility information, contact Shawn James by September 6 at (718) 393-7370.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 393-7370

Location: Jackson Pond Playground (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2017-09-09 2017-09-09 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.70100021362305000, -73.84259796142578000 Tue, 01 Aug 2017 15:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Workshop: Caring for Staten Island Parks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/workshop-for-new-volunteers-how-to-get-involved-with-your-park1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/workshop-for-new-volunteers-how-to-get-involved-with-your-park1 Date: September 9, 2017

Partnerships Academy Workshops

Partnerships for Parks (PfP) invites you to join us at one of our many free and open to the public workshops offered year-round! They are a great way to meet, network, and learn the skills needed to get involved with, build, or sustain your park group.

Upcoming Workshop: Staten Island Parks Connections

Do you want to find new ways to improve your Staten Island neighborhood by caring for parks?

Join us at our next Staten Island Parks Connections networking workshop to meet staff members and other Staten Island volunteers who support parks. Hear stories from experienced volunteers and community leaders and learn about resources that will help you reach your goals.

Topics will include:

  • Working with NYC Parks officials
  • How you and your neighbors can spruce up your park with an “It’s My Park” project
  • How to get 501(c)3 status and acquire funding
  • Ways to join together with neighbors who also care about your parks

Please register here if you would like to attend.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Blue Heron Nature Center (in Blue Heron Park)

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R119 Blue Heron Park 2017-09-09 2017-09-09 11:00 am 1:30 pm 40.53085327148437500, -74.17777252197266000 Fri, 04 Aug 2017 16:45:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Urban Farm Exploration Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/urban-farm-exploration-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/urban-farm-exploration-day Date: September 9, 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 2017-09-09 2017-09-09 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.78369903564453000, -73.92621612548828000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58b5a4ab18fbc.JPG Mon, 13 Mar 2017 17:15:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Introduction to Bird Watching]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/introduction-to-bird-watching http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/introduction-to-bird-watching Date: September 9, 2017

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2017-09-09 2017-09-09 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.66070175170900000, -73.96540069580100000 Wed, 19 Jul 2017 12:15:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Capoeira for Beginners]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/capoeira-for-beginners http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/capoeira-for-beginners Date: September 9, 2017

Led by certified instructor Camaleao from Capoeira Nago Queens, this six-part series will introduce participants to the basic fundamentals of the Brazilian martial art of capoeira. This introduction will offer guidance with balance, flexibility, and agility while also providing a brief history of capoeira traditions.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 956-1819

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2017-09-09 2017-09-09 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.76839087611100000, -73.93660759925800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/594ab1e8bfc8b.jpg Wed, 16 Aug 2017 16:30:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Turn & Learn (NYC Compost Project)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/turn-learn-nyc-compost-project http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/turn-learn-nyc-compost-project Date: September 9, 2017

Enjoy the fresh air and beautiful surroundings while working on the NYC Compost Project demonstration site. Learn sustainable landscape management practices and help us make compost. Bring a water bottle, wear closed-toed shoes and clothes you don’t mind getting dirty.

Registration is requested.

This event takes place on the first Wednesdays of the month,from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., and the second and third Saturdays of the month, from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

The NYC Compost Project, created by the NYC Department of Sanitation (DSNY) in 1993, works to rebuild NYC’s soils by providing New Yorkers with the knowledge, skills, and opportunities they need to make and use compost locally. NYC Compost Project programs are implemented by DSNY-funded teams at seven host organizations, including Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Big Reuse, Earth Matter NY, Lower East Side Ecology Center, Queens Botanical Garden, Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden, and The New York Botanical Garden. Learn more: www.nyc.gov/compostproject

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 425-3592

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

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R116 Snug Harbor Cultural Center 2017-09-09 2017-09-09 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.64268829089600000, -74.10273053751800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5983a58432dd5.jpg Mon, 07 Aug 2017 16:45:41 EDT
<![CDATA[The Magic of Rogue at Forest Park Carousel]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/the-magic-of-rogue-at-forest-park-carousel http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/the-magic-of-rogue-at-forest-park-carousel Date: September 9, 2017

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

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

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 2:45 pm

Contact phone: (718) 788-2676

Location: Forest Park Carousel (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2017-09-09 2017-09-09 2:00 pm 2:45 pm 40.70037253595900000, -73.85648775100700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/596faf086da81.JPG Fri, 21 Jul 2017 18:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Union Square Park: Crossroads of New York Walking Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/union-square-park-crossroads-of-new-york-walking-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/union-square-park-crossroads-of-new-york-walking-tour Date: September 9, 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 2017-09-09 2017-09-09 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[Paper Arts and Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/paper-arts-and-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/paper-arts-and-crafts Date: September 9, 2017

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

Monthly Paper Arts and Crafts Projects

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-09-09 2017-09-09 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 23 Jun 2017 13:30:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Crochet Basics and Accessories - Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/crochet-basics-accessories-adults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/crochet-basics-accessories-adults Date: September 9, 2017

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

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

Monthly Crochet Projects

  • August: Delicate Crochet Bracelet - White or ecru mercerized cotton thread #10 #6 steel crochet hook. Learn double crochet and treble
  • September: Two Color Scarf - Two colors #4 acrylic yarn #H crochet hook

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-09-09 2017-09-09 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Thu, 03 Aug 2017 18:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Outdoor Skills: Fire Building]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/outdoor-skills-fire-building http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/outdoor-skills-fire-building Date: September 9, 2017

Our Urban Park Rangers are well versed in outdoor lore. Learn tips and tricks that will enhance your knowledge of the natural world, and might just save your life. Whether you are preparing for an extended journey through the woods or just want to be more prepared for any situation, an outdoor skills program is the perfect fit for you.

All programs are family friendly, but are recommended for ages 8 years and older.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Blue Heron Nature Center (in Blue Heron Park)

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R119 Blue Heron Park 2017-09-09 2017-09-09 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.53085327148437500, -74.17777252197266000 Tue, 08 Aug 2017 12:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[The Magic of Rogue at Forest Park Carousel]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/the-magic-of-rogue-at-forest-park-carousel1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/the-magic-of-rogue-at-forest-park-carousel1 Date: September 9, 2017

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

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

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

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

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 4:45 pm

Contact phone: (718) 788-2676

Location: Forest Park Carousel (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2017-09-09 2017-09-09 4:00 pm 4:45 pm 40.70037253595900000, -73.85648775100700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/596faf086da81.JPG Fri, 21 Jul 2017 18:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Historic Harlem Parks & Manhattan Recreation Film Festival: The Fits]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/historic-harlem-parks-manhattan-recreation-film-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/historic-harlem-parks-manhattan-recreation-film-festival Date: September 9, 2017

The Fits, directed by Anna Rose Holmer, 72 minutes, USA.

A dreamy exploration of girlhood, The Fits follows an 11-year-old tomboy as she tries to fit in with her peers after joining an all-girl dance team.

Music
Curated by Injoy Enterprises, this energetic to Black women will feature one of NYC's hottest she-J's, the Uptown Dance Academy, live music by an all-female band led by drummer extraordinaire Camille Gainer Jones with performances from independent artists Abby Dobson, Claudia Hayden, Toni Ann Semple, Vivian Sessoms and more.

Please visit ImageNation's website for rain location information.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 408-0243

Location: Richard Rodgers Amphitheater (in Marcus Garvey Park)

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M058 Marcus Garvey Park 2017-09-09 2017-09-09 6:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.80488245516300000, -73.94440275430700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59419172f308f.jpg Fri, 07 Jul 2017 13:15:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Urban Starfest in Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/urban-starfest-in-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/urban-starfest-in-central-park Date: September 9, 2017

Our Urban Park Rangers will be your guides to the solar system, discussing the science, history and folklore of the universe.

The Urban Park Rangers and the Amateur Astronomers Association invite you to enjoy the wonders of the universe at this annual event. New York City parks are the perfect places within the city to stargaze and learn more about the night sky.

Please note: this event was previously listed for September 30.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Sheep Meadow (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-09-09 2017-09-09 7:00 pm 8:30 pm 40.77230072021484400, -73.97499847412110000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59933806bcfab.jpg Tue, 15 Aug 2017 14:14:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Presents: Shakespeare: The Tempest]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/bryant-park-presents-shakespeare http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/bryant-park-presents-shakespeare Date: September 9, 2017

Join us on the lawn for a full production of The Tempest. Produced by the Drilling Company.

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

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2017-09-09 2017-09-09 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.75370025634800000, -73.98359680175800000 Tue, 25 Jul 2017 18:15:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Outdoor Movie Screening - NYsferatu: Symphony of a Century by Andrea Mastrovito]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/outdoor-movie-screening-nysferatu-symphony-of-a-century-by-andrea-mostrovito1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/outdoor-movie-screening-nysferatu-symphony-of-a-century-by-andrea-mostrovito1 Date: September 9, 2017

More Art premieres NYsferatu: Symphony of a Century by Andrea Mastrovito, a spectacular, hand-animated, silent film that combines music and community engagement to create a powerful and poignant statement about the horrors of the unknown and the inspiring search for liberty.

Resetting Friedrich W. Murnau’s classic 1922 film Nosferatu in contemporary New York City, Mastrovito and his team of 12 artists have created over 35,000 original drawings to replicate the beautifully eerie flickering shutter effect of early cinema. The re-imagined storyline and title cards of NYsferatu were made in collaboration with recent immigrants and English-as-new -anguage learners.

Featuring the original soundtrack by Simone Giuliani. Family-friendly art activities start at 6:00 p.m.

The movie starts at dusk, generally around 7:30 p.m. Film runs 65 mins.

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone: (646) 416.6940

Location: Sunset Park

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B087 Sunset Park 2017-09-09 2017-09-09 7:30 pm 10:30 pm 40.64791488647461000, -74.00363922119140000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/594d519ecab0b.jpg Mon, 10 Jul 2017 18:15:03 EDT
<![CDATA[The Fence]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/10/the-fence http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/10/the-fence Date: September 10, 2017

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

Photo by Etienne Frossard

Start time: 6:00 am

End time: 1:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Brooklyn Bridge Park

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2017-09-10 2017-09-10 6:00 am 1:00 am 40.70291519165039000, -73.99490356445312000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59638323cabdc.jpg Mon, 10 Jul 2017 12:45:04 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Marine Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/10/nyrr-open-run-marine-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/10/nyrr-open-run-marine-park Date: September 10, 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 2017-09-10 2017-09-10 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.60794394557300000, -73.93746501207400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58daa422a8c80.jpg Mon, 19 Jun 2017 11:30:04 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Conference House Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/10/nyrr-open-run-conference-house-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/10/nyrr-open-run-conference-house-park Date: September 10, 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 2017-09-10 2017-09-10 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.50255203247100000, -74.25181579589800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58daa44f36213.jpg Mon, 19 Jun 2017 11:30:04 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Crotona Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/10/nyrr-open-run-crotona-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/10/nyrr-open-run-crotona-park Date: September 10, 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 2017-09-10 2017-09-10 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.84100554638500000, -73.89473199844400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58daa493b5021.jpg Mon, 19 Jun 2017 11:30:05 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Cunningham Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/10/nyrr-open-run-cunningham-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/10/nyrr-open-run-cunningham-park Date: September 10, 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 2017-09-10 2017-09-10 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.72980117797851600, -73.77359771728516000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58daa4c73adad.jpg Mon, 19 Jun 2017 11:30:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Cunningham Park Farmers Market]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/10/farmers-market http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/10/farmers-market Date: September 10, 2017

Through the efforts of Friends of Cunningham Park, Inc. and the Jamaica Estates Civic Association we are happy to announce a weekly farmers market. The market will be open to the public from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. every Sunday. At the market you will be able to meet the farmers and purchase local dairy, vegetable, fruit, and meat products, as well as baked goods and drinks.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Main Park House (in Cunningham Park)

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Q021 Cunningham Park 2017-09-10 2017-09-10 9:00 am 2:00 pm 40.72980117797851600, -73.77359771728516000 Mon, 05 Jun 2017 15:15:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/10/free-yoga-in-the-hudson-boulevard-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/10/free-yoga-in-the-hudson-boulevard-park Date: September 10, 2017

Join HY/HK Alliance for free yoga at Hudson Park every Sunday! Bring a mat.

Please note: there will not be class on Sunday of Labor Day weekend, Sunday September 3.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 239-1619

Location: Hudson Park Fountains (in Hudson Park)

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M399 Hudson Park 2017-09-10 2017-09-10 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.75560660661400000, -74.00059022205600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5993427b30dc0.jpg Wed, 16 Aug 2017 12:45:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Tai Chi Fort Greene]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/10/tai-chi-fort-greene http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/10/tai-chi-fort-greene Date: September 10, 2017

Movement, meditation, and deep breathing for better health, strength, concentration, and self-awareness!

Wear comfortable workout clothing and sneakers.

Your instructors will be Leon Qi Ying and Marilyn Fleming. Leon Qi Ying is native Chinese speaker and Brooklyn resident who has studied and practiced Tai Chi for over 30 years. Marilyn Fleming ‘M’ grew up in the UK and is longtime resident of Fort Greene. M studied with Leon Qi Ying and is a Tai Chi Easy™ Practice Leader.

To learn more, visit taichibklyn.com

Important note: if you practice Tai Chi for health purposes, it is important that you seek advice from your main health care providers, such as your family doctors. This will help ensure coordinated and safe care.

No class if it rains.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:15 am

Contact phone:

Location: On the lawn between the Visitor Center and Prison Ship Martyrs Monument (in Fort Greene Park)

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B032 Fort Greene Park 2017-09-10 2017-09-10 10:00 am 11:15 am 40.69211135514100000, -73.97502458095600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/595165ff33210.jpg Mon, 14 Aug 2017 12:29:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Roger Morris Park Garden Volunteer Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/10/roger-morris-park-garden-volunteer-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/10/roger-morris-park-garden-volunteer-day Date: September 10, 2017

Whether you have a green thumb or just a curiosity for what makes the garden grow, all are welcome to volunteer in Roger Morris Park, the grounds of the Morris-Jumel Mansion, once a month under the supervision of NYC Parks.

All tools and instructions are provided, just bring a willingness to get a little dirty as we beautify our special garden.

Close-toed shoes are required. Volunteers under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

RSVP by emailing John.Kelly@parks.nyc.gov

Groups must RSVP by August 28.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 923-8008

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

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M073 Roger Morris Park 2017-09-10 2017-09-10 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.83449935913086000, -73.93849945068360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58cff0c98d14c.JPG Thu, 30 Mar 2017 17:59:52 EDT
<![CDATA[World's Fair History Walking Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/10/worlds-fair-history-walking-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/10/worlds-fair-history-walking-tour Date: September 10, 2017

Join us for a free walking tour of World's Fair sites in Flushing Meadows Corona Park.

Hear the stories behind the Unisphere, New York State Pavilion, Hall of Science, Queens Zoo Aviary, Carousel, Time Capsules, Underground Home, second-oldest outdoor antiquity in NYC, and more.

The tours continue the second Sunday of each month through November. Tours begin at 11 a.m. and at 1:00 p.m. and meet at the Unisphere.

Tours are led by Flushing Meadows Corona Park's volunteer docents.

No registration is required. Tours are first-come, first-served.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 760-6437

Location: Unisphere (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2017-09-10 2017-09-10 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.74638748168945000, -73.84501647949219000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58f4f0500a9f6.jpg Wed, 26 Apr 2017 15:14:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Historic New York: Old Croton Aqueduct]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/10/historic-new-york-old-croton-aqueduct http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/10/historic-new-york-old-croton-aqueduct Date: September 10, 2017

During New York's early years, clean water was paramount to the success of our great metropolis. The Croton Aqueduct brought the water we needed to combat the cholera epidemic of the 1830s.

Hike across the High Bridge with the Urban Park Rangers and learn how New York City’s oldest standing bridge (completed in 1848) brought water from the Bronx to Manhattan, and allowed our city to grow into the Twentieth Century.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 548-0912

Location: 170th Street and University Avenue (in Highbridge Park)

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X120 Highbridge Park 2017-09-10 2017-09-10 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.84251599073000000, -73.92589700222000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5989dfee68bd1.jpg Wed, 16 Aug 2017 14:15:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Thomas Jefferson Park to Randall's Island Hike (Moderate)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/10/thomas-jefferson-park-to-randalls-island-moderate http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/10/thomas-jefferson-park-to-randalls-island-moderate Date: September 10, 2017

Our Urban Park Ranger hiking guides will introduce you to the hidden gems of New York City parks. On our hikes, you can gain orienteering skills, explore our city’s rich history, or just take an hour to unplug from the world.

Enjoy the urban wildlife and landscaping of Thomas Jefferson Park. Then journey along the greenway to Randall's Island to explore the salt marshes and waterside views of the city.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: 112th Street and First Avenue (in Thomas Jefferson Park)

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M047 Thomas Jefferson Park 2017-09-10 2017-09-10 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.79342974627500000, -73.93723106384300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5989e3391f1a9.JPG Tue, 08 Aug 2017 12:15:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Seining]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/10/seining1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/10/seining1 Date: September 10, 2017

Our experienced Urban Park Rangers teach the ecology of our waterways on every seining program. Get ready to get your hands wet; seining programs use nets to catch fish.

All equipment is provided; this program is recommended for ages 8 years and older. Participation is first-come, first-served.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Bayview Avenue and Johnston Terrace (in Lemon Creek Park)

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R079 Lemon Creek Park 2017-09-10 2017-09-10 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.51328923519100000, -74.20030832167400000 Tue, 08 Aug 2017 12:15:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Trail of the Month: Red Trail from High Rock Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/10/trail-of-the-month-red-trail-from-high-rock-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/10/trail-of-the-month-red-trail-from-high-rock-park Date: September 10, 2017

Hike the Red Trail to Historic Richmond Town on this long-distanced, fact-paced hike. The duration of hike is dependent on the size and pace of the group. Bring snacks and water. Sunscreen and insect repellent recommended.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: 200 Nevada Avenue (in High Rock Park)

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R088 High Rock Park 2017-09-10 2017-09-10 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.58449935913086000, -74.12509918212890000 Tue, 08 Aug 2017 12:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Urban Farm Exploration Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/10/urban-farm-exploration-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/10/urban-farm-exploration-day Date: September 10, 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 2017-09-10 2017-09-10 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/2017/09/10/free-community-rowing-at-pier-40 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/10/free-community-rowing-at-pier-40 Date: September 10, 2017

Join the Village Community Boathouse for Community Rowing in traditional Whitehall gigs, captained by experienced New York Harbor coxswains. The Village Community Boathouse offers free community rowing on Sundays at noon and on Tuesdays at 5:30 p.m., through November 12, 2017.

Community rowing is free and open to all; no experience or reservations necessary, and lifejackets will be provided. Children (under 18) must be accompanied by a parent. For every rower under 12 one parent or adult guardian must be present. All participants must sign a liability waiver.

Please note: You must arrive at noon, as the Village Community Boathouse pair their boats, coxswains, and rowers by 12:30. Boats leave right after for the afternoon. 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!

About Village Community Boathouse
Village Community Boathouse is a 501(c)(3) non-profit run by volunteers, based on the south side of Pier 40 on the Hudson River. While our community rowing programs are free, our facilities, boats and equipment require regular upkeep and repair. Your donations make our program possible.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 229-2059

Location: Pier 40

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2017-09-10 2017-09-10 12:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.72847662039400000, -74.01341533660900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58f9297a60298.JPG Fri, 04 Aug 2017 16:45:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Forest Crew]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/10/forest-crew http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/10/forest-crew Date: September 10, 2017

Forest Crew is open to community members who wish to drop in and volunteer on a weekly, bi-monthly, and monthly basis.

College and high school students, environmental enthusiasts, and those who are looking to enter the green-collar field are strongly encouraged to attend regularly and to view this as an apprenticeship opportunity. Consistency will be rewarded!

Priority registration will always be given to regular and repeat volunteers if attendance approaches program capacity.

Please RSVP here.

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 333-2552

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

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M037 Highbridge Park 2017-09-10 2017-09-10 12:30 pm 2:30 pm 40.85380172729500000, -73.92620086669900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58d05a5a67417.JPG Tue, 30 May 2017 17:59:47 EDT
<![CDATA[World's Fair History Walking Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/10/worlds-fair-history-walking-tour1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/10/worlds-fair-history-walking-tour1 Date: September 10, 2017

Join us for a free walking tour of World's Fair sites in Flushing Meadows Corona Park.

Hear the stories behind the Unisphere, New York State Pavilion, Hall of Science, Queens Zoo Aviary, Carousel, Time Capsules, Underground Home, second-oldest outdoor antiquity in NYC, and more.

The tours continue the second Sunday of each month through November. Tours begin at 11 a.m. and at 1:00 p.m. and meet at the Unisphere.

Tours are led by Flushing Meadows Corona Park's volunteer docents.

No registration is required. Tours are first-come, first-served.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 760-6437

Location: Unisphere (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2017-09-10 2017-09-10 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.74638748168945000, -73.84501647949219000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58f4f0500a9f6.jpg Wed, 26 Apr 2017 15:14:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Seaside Wildlife Exploration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/10/seaside-wildlife-exploration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/10/seaside-wildlife-exploration Date: September 10, 2017

New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife. Our Urban Park Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots for seaside creatures.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Canarsie Park House (in Canarsie Park)

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B018 Canarsie Park 2017-09-10 2017-09-10 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.62894289677700000, -73.89599752426100000 Tue, 08 Aug 2017 12:30:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Scavenger Hunt]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/10/nature-scavenger-hunt http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/10/nature-scavenger-hunt Date: September 10, 2017

Captain George H. Tilly Park is named for a local son of a prominent Jamaica family. The Tilly family once owned the land on which this park sits. At the turn of the last century, the bulk of the wooded land which comprise Captain George H. Tilly Park was owned by the Highland Park Society, a group of Jamaica landowners. In 1908, the landowners deeded the property to New York City for one dollar, insisting only that it always be used as a park.

Join the Rangers as they introduce you to this hidden nine-acre neighborhood green space.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Highland Avenue Entrance (in Captain Tilly Park)

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Q052 Captain Tilly Park 2017-09-10 2017-09-10 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.71079601552100000, -73.79861783981300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59930fffd0b81.jpg Tue, 15 Aug 2017 11:29:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: West Side County Fair]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/10/summer-on-the-hudson-west-side-county-fair http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/10/summer-on-the-hudson-west-side-county-fair Date: September 10, 2017

Enjoy a BIG day of county fair magic in Manhattan. There will be carnival rides and games, awesome bands, sideshow performers, aerialists, local food and merchandise vendors, cotton candy, and more!

(rain date: September 17)

See House of Yes aerialists and sideshow performers' beautiful and facinating acts!

Laugh with host Ambrose Martos!

Hear live music from Mariti Garrett and Bette Smith, and more.

Bring clean, reusable, portable items such as clothing, housewares, games, books, & toys that you no longer need, and take home something new-to-you, free! At the Stop & Swap w/GrowNYC! You don’t have to bring something to take something. (Please do NOT bring: furniture, large items, tube televisions, expired or open food, unsealed personal care products, medicine, dirty or ripped clothing, fabric scraps, incomplete toys and games, non-working electronics, magazines, or sharp objects.)

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Pier I (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2017-09-10 2017-09-10 1:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.77970123291000000, -73.98889923095700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c05886cb65d.JPG Fri, 16 Jun 2017 14:44:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Bonkerz The Clown at Fantasy Forest Amusement Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/10/bonkerz-the-clown-at-fantasy-forest-amusement-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/10/bonkerz-the-clown-at-fantasy-forest-amusement-park Date: September 10, 2017

Every Sunday and holiday from Memorial Day weekend through September, Fantasy Forest Amusement Park offers free kid-friendly entertainment. The performances are at 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m.

About Bonkerz the Clown
This wise-cracking Brooklyn clown is proud to cross the borough border and bring his show to Queens. He’ll make jokes, clown around, and do some magic. Always looking for volunteers to help him with tricks, Bonkerz is sure to give all guests stomach aches from laughing so hard!

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 2017-09-10 2017-09-10 2:00 pm 2:45 pm 40.74310436552700000, -73.84925603866600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/596f841e869e9.jpg Fri, 21 Jul 2017 18:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Bonkerz The Clown at Fantasy Forest Amusement Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/10/bonkerz-the-clown-at-fantasy-forest-amusement-park1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/10/bonkerz-the-clown-at-fantasy-forest-amusement-park1 Date: September 10, 2017

Every Sunday and holiday from Memorial Day weekend through September, Fantasy Forest Amusement Park offers free kid-friendly entertainment. The performances are at 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m.

About Bonkerz the Clown
This wise-cracking Brooklyn clown is proud to cross the borough border and bring his show to Queens. He’ll make jokes, clown around, and do some magic. Always looking for volunteers to help him with tricks, Bonkerz is sure to give all guests stomach aches from laughing so hard!

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 2017-09-10 2017-09-10 4:00 pm 4:45 pm 40.74310436552700000, -73.84925603866600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/596f841e869e9.jpg Fri, 21 Jul 2017 18:15:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Jazz in the Park with Alex Nguyen and Friends]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/10/jazz-in-the-park-with-alex-nguyen-and-friends http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/10/jazz-in-the-park-with-alex-nguyen-and-friends Date: September 10, 2017

Come listen to jazz under the trees and watch the sun set behind the clouds.

This event will take place in four sessions on Sundays from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on the following dates: August 13, 20, 27, and September 10. When selecting tickets, please choose the option with the desired date.

About Alex Nguyen
Since arriving in NYC, trumpeter Alex Nguyen has been establishing himself for his distinctive lyrical and melodic style. The Savannah, GA native has garnered praise for his independent projects, including the Jazz Conceptions Orchestra, for which he arranges much of the material. Alex has appeared with such groups as the Cannonball Adderley Legacy Band, the Curtis Fuller Quintet, and Celebration of Lionel Hampton; and one of his compositions “The First Year” was featured on NEA Jazz Master Kenny Barron’s album The Traveler.

Alex is winner of the International Trumpet Guild Jazz Competition, placed second at the National Trumpet Competition, and was awarded residencies at Betty Carter’s Jazz Ahead at the Kennedy Center, and the Steans Institute for Young Artists at the Ravinia Festival. A graduate of the University of North Florida’s Jazz Studies program where he worked with legendary alto saxophonist Bunky Green, Alex also holds a Masters in Jazz Studies from SUNY Purchase, where he worked with trumpeters Jon Faddis and Jim Rotondi. Alex is Music Director of St. George’s Church on Stuyvesant Park, and curates its Jazz in the Cave series.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: North Lawn (in Stuyvesant Square)

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M086 Stuyvesant Square 2017-09-10 2017-09-10 6:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.73418920855100000, -73.98416721820800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5928e7f353455.jpg Mon, 26 Jun 2017 16:15:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Prospect Park Alliance Monday Eastside Revival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/11/prospect-park-alliance-monday-eastside-revival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/11/prospect-park-alliance-monday-eastside-revival Date: September 11, 2017

Join the Prospect Park Alliance to help beautify two of the park’s most elegant locations: the Vale of Cashmere and the Rose Garden. Tasks may include raking, sweeping, path edging, and litter removal.

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: The Rose Garden

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2017-09-11 2017-09-11 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.66912421916000000, -73.96799683573600000 Wed, 19 Jul 2017 12:45:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/11/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/11/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park Date: September 11, 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 2017-09-11 2017-09-11 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.77249908447265600, -73.96700286865234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5708015809ab2.JPG Fri, 04 Aug 2017 12:45:10 EDT
<![CDATA[High Line Art Tour: Mutations]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/11/art-tour-mutations http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/11/art-tour-mutations Date: September 11, 2017

From sculptures and murals to performances and videos, the High Line is filled with public art. Join High Line Art Assistant Curator Melanie Kress for an insider's view on High Line Art's current Mutations exhibition.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 206-9922

Location: High Line (in The High Line)

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M360 The High Line 2017-09-11 2017-09-11 6:00 pm 7:15 pm 40.74670028686523400, -74.00569915771484000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5924a8d480898.jpg Tue, 06 Jun 2017 14:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/12/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/12/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: September 12, 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 2017-09-12 2017-09-12 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/2017/09/12/bryant-park-tai-chi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/12/bryant-park-tai-chi Date: September 12, 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 2017-09-12 2017-09-12 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.75370025634765600, -73.98359680175781000 Fri, 28 Apr 2017 12:59:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Meditation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/12/meditation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/12/meditation Date: September 12, 2017

Start your Tuesdays off right. Rise above the city streets and begin your day focused, centered, and connected with nature. Join the Integral Yoga Institute, Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Center, and other guests for guided meditations. Open to people of all ages and experience levels.

Meditation is subject to cancellation due to weather. Check @highlinenyc on Twitter for updates.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 206-9922

Location: On the High Line at 22nd St. (in The High Line)

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M360 The High Line 2017-09-12 2017-09-12 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.74711794880300000, -74.00518564608800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/591f438fbae5b.jpg Wed, 31 May 2017 18:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Fitness Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/12/fitness-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/12/fitness-walk Date: September 12, 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 2017-09-12 2017-09-12 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.78953552246094000, -73.78208923339844000 Mon, 15 May 2017 12:44:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Tiny Tots Stories and Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/12/tiny-tots-stories-and-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/12/tiny-tots-stories-and-art Date: September 12, 2017

Fun is had with cute and funny stories and songs for tiny tots to enjoy. Session ends with fun arts activity inspired by the stories and songs.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-09-12 2017-09-12 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 23 Jun 2017 13:45:00 EDT
<![CDATA[The Bronx Meets East Africa]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/12/the-bronx-meets-east-africa http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/12/the-bronx-meets-east-africa Date: September 12, 2017

The Bronx Meets East Africa is an exhibition showcasing East African artists and their emerging relationships to the Bronx community. The artwork featured will focus on the following themes: The drive to feed one’s family, to provide a decent shelter for self and loved ones, to belong, and to leave a legacy.

The event intends to showcase the similarities and differences of Ugandans’ daily life compared to that of an American displaced in the Bronx. Of the 3.2 million foreign born residing in NYC, the Bronx is home to the largest concentration of African born immigrants compared to other boroughs.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-09-12 2017-09-12 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/597ccda792388.jpg Fri, 04 Aug 2017 12:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/12/tai-chi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/12/tai-chi Date: September 12, 2017

Don't miss this amazing opportunity to discover a new discipline and find balance and relaxation in our beautiful park! Join our neighbors from the Taoist Tai Chi Society for an introductory practice of the different moves included in the basic Tai Chi set. Tai Chi is learned by doing: the instructor will demonstrate, then perform the moves with the class, and finally watch the students as they repeat them. Movements are believed to help calm the emotions, focus the mind, and strengthen the immune system.

People of all ages and conditions can learn.

In the event of rain, Tai Chi will be moved into the 14th Street passage, on the High Line at 14th Street.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 206-9922

Location: On the High Line at 13th Street (in The High Line)

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M360 The High Line 2017-09-12 2017-09-12 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.74072892169700000, -74.00806097415200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/591f4dbd68d6f.jpg Wed, 31 May 2017 18:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/12/tour-of-gracie-mansion http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/12/tour-of-gracie-mansion Date: September 12, 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 2017-09-12 2017-09-12 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[Up-Cycle-to-Art/Vintage and Steam Punk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/12/upcycletoartvintage-and-steam-punk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/12/upcycletoartvintage-and-steam-punk Date: September 12, 2017

Adults decorate and up-cycle your clean, empty cans and bottles with beautiful napkins, wrapping paper, and vintage images from home.

Participants should bring their own vintage party napkins, wrapping paper or magazine cut outs to apply to surfaces of the items they are up-cycling to art. Outside and inside of cans and bottles should be clean and free of labels and gummy residue.

Schedule

  • July: Decorative Cans/Vintage (bring your own clean cans from home)
  • August: Up-cycle Wine Bottles/Vintage (bring your own clean bottles from home)
  • September: Up-cycle Cardboard Books Steam Punk/Vintage. We will provide cardboard

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-09-12 2017-09-12 10:00 am 11:30 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 30 Jun 2017 12:15:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Bi-weekly Gardening Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/12/biweekly-gardening-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/12/biweekly-gardening-club Date: September 12, 2017

Join us twice a week as we spruce up Stuyvesant Square and make it a better place for everyone. Gardening is shown to be very beneficial for both body and mind, as wel as our planet.

All ages and experience are welcome.

All gloves, tools, and other necessary materials will be provided.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Stuyvesant Square

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M086 Stuyvesant Square 2017-09-12 2017-09-12 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.73379898071289000, -73.98439788818360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5946c9f0d68f7.jpg Mon, 19 Jun 2017 11:45:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/12/tour-of-gracie-mansion1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/12/tour-of-gracie-mansion1 Date: September 12, 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 2017-09-12 2017-09-12 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[Garden Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/12/garden-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/12/garden-highlights-walk Date: September 12, 2017

Join a Wave Hill Garden Guide for an hour-long tour of seasonal garden highlights.

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2017-09-12 2017-09-12 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/598df806c8ef6.jpg Wed, 16 Aug 2017 15:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids Mixed Media Arts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/12/kids-mixed-media-arts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/12/kids-mixed-media-arts Date: September 12, 2017

During August, we will create decoupage cards. Using magazine cut-outs or decorative party napkins we will decorate a cute greeting or art card.

In September, we will create decoupage containers using magazine cut-outs or a decorative pack of party napkins. Bring clean, empty cans, labels, and please remove gummy residue.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-09-12 2017-09-12 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 04 Aug 2017 12:00:07 EDT