NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2016 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://nyc.gov/parks/events NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Wed, 27 Jul 2016 01:26:25 GMT <![CDATA[Herbert Hepworth The Aristocrat Clown at Fantasy Shore Amusement Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/06/herbert-hepworth-the-aristocrat-clown-at-fantasy-shore-amusement-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/06/herbert-hepworth-the-aristocrat-clown-at-fantasy-shore-amusement-park Date: August 6, 2016

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

Herbert Hepworth is a New York City Aristocrat Clown who enjoys nothing more than dancing and magic! Herbert leads the audience in dance games while also performing magic tricks from yesteryear. Guests of all ages are sure to have a good time with Herbert, but, whatever you do, don’t call him Herbie!

About Fantasy Shore
Fantasy Shore Amusement Park is located in Midland Beach, Staten Island. With great views right on the beach path, this Amusement Park is home to the only roller-coaster in Staten Island, The "Verrazano Viper", The Teaside Sea Cups, other attractions, and fun games.

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 788-2676

Location: Fantasy Shore Amusement Park (in Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach)

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R046 Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach 2016-08-06 2016-08-06 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.57778975743700000, -74.07887887954700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/579678fae6fd3.png Mon, 25 Jul 2016 18:00:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Reading of 'Our Town' with UP Theater Company]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/06/reading-of-our-town-with-up-theater-company http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/06/reading-of-our-town-with-up-theater-company Date: August 6, 2016

UP Theatre Company presents new and exciting professional performances by local artists to Northern Manhattan. “Our Town” is a classic play that touches on the themes of every day life and is sure to make audiences of any generation take a look at the world and people around them in a new light.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 304-9422

Location: Dyckman Farmhouse Museum (in Dyckman House Museum)

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M026 Dyckman House Museum 2016-08-06 2016-08-06 3:00 pm 5:30 pm 40.86750030517578000, -73.92289733886719000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57977b8ccaef2.PNG Tue, 26 Jul 2016 18:00:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Sweet Spot Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/06/sweet-spot-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/06/sweet-spot-festival Date: August 6, 2016

Summer on the Hudson and Kindred Arts bring you Sweet Spot Festival, a family-friendly gathering of community, cultures, and music lovers of all ages. Enjoy Reggae, Soulful House, Disco, and Afro-Beat spun by a rotating collection of North America's most renowned sound architects.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: On the Pier (in West Harlem Piers)

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M376 West Harlem Piers 2016-08-06 2016-08-06 3:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.81880187988300000, -73.96109771728500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f5987e73c6b.JPG Fri, 10 Jun 2016 17:00:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Bargemusic Family Concert]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/06/bargemusic-family-concert http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/06/bargemusic-family-concert Date: August 6, 2016

Visit Bargemusic for their free Neighborhood Family Concerts.

Walk across the gangplank of a renovated coffee barge for a one-hour, family-friendly concert. This one-hour performance includes a Q & A session with the musicians.

Doors open 15 minutes before the performance; no reserved seating is available. Visit bargemusic.org for more!

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Bargemusic (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-08-06 2016-08-06 4:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.70009994506800000, -73.99729919433600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57605f18d1ebb.jpg Tue, 14 Jun 2016 18:00:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Dance at Socrates]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/06/dance-at-socrates http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/06/dance-at-socrates Date: August 6, 2016

Now in its fourth season, Norte Maar’s Dance at Socrates offers a residency and performance program that brings New York-based choreographers and their dancers to Socrates’ unique waterfront environment. Three weeklong residencies will each culminate in a free dance performance on an outdoor stage within the grove of trees. Throughout their creative process, participating choreographers will be in full view of the public, so that visitors can witness cutting-edge dance and movement in the making, then experience fully produced performances every Saturday.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2016-08-06 2016-08-06 4:00 pm 5:30 pm 40.76839087611100000, -73.93660759925800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573a1aea90714.png Wed, 20 Jul 2016 19:00:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Hindu Lamp Ceremony]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/06/hindu-lamp-ceremony http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/06/hindu-lamp-ceremony Date: August 6, 2016

Help bring peace and harmony to our shoreline. Aeilushi Mistry will perform the traditional Hindu Aarti ceremony at the park. And, enjoy a dance performance by a guest artist. This project is sponsored, in part, by the Greater New York Arts Development Fund of the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, administered by Brooklyn Arts Council (BAC).

Photo by Julienne Schaer

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pebble Beach (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-08-06 2016-08-06 4:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.70009994506800000, -73.99729919433600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57606456a3b8f.JPG Wed, 20 Jul 2016 19:00:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Camping: Bronx]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/06/family-camping-bronx http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/06/family-camping-bronx Date: August 6, 2016

We camp to create lasting memories, connect to the natural world, and bond with our families.

The Urban Park Rangers celebrate the tradition of camping and we look forward to welcoming your family.

Space is limited and families are chosen by lottery. To enter the lottery, visit our Urban Park Rangers' registration page. Registration will open from July 20 through 27.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 319-7258

Location: Pelham Bay Park

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2016-08-06 2016-08-06 6:00 pm 7:00 am 40.85860061645508000, -73.80269622802734000 Fri, 15 Jul 2016 19:00:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Camping: Staten Island]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/06/family-camping-wolfes-pond-park-staten-island http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/06/family-camping-wolfes-pond-park-staten-island Date: August 6, 2016

We camp to create lasting memories, connect with the natural world, and bond with our families. Camping affords us the opportunity to unplug from the diversions of everyday life and to laugh and play with our families.

The Urban Park Rangers celebrate the tradition of camping and we look forward to welcoming your family.

Space is limited and participants are chosen by lottery. To enter your family into the lottery, please visit our Urban Park Rangers' program registration page. Registration will open from July 20 through July 27.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 am

Contact phone: 9718) 967-3542

Location: Wolfes Pond Park (in Wolfe's Pond Park)

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R031 Wolfe's Pond Park 2016-08-06 2016-08-06 6:00 pm 7:00 am 40.51829910278320000, -74.18720245361328000 Fri, 15 Jul 2016 19:00:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Grooves]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/06/garden-grooves http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/06/garden-grooves Date: August 6, 2016

Enjoy the soothing sounds of live music from local musicians in the comfort of the New York Restoration Project’s outdoor spaces.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 333-2552

Location: Greene Acres Community Garden

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2016-08-06 2016-08-06 6:00 pm 8:30 pm 40.68780899047851600, -73.95726776123047000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57028f991ddc5.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Dreamland Roller Disco Skate Party]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/06/dreamland-roller-disco-skate-party http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/06/dreamland-roller-disco-skate-party Date: August 6, 2016

Roller skate under the stars with Lola Star.

Lola Star and her crew of fabulous burlesque dancers, roller derby stars, dance skaters, and colorful performers will host pop-up roller disco party at the newly renovated Roller Rink at Beach 108th Street. Skate to incredible retro 70s, 80s, and 90s skate classics as the sun sets, the wave of the ocean crash beside you, and the salty sea air drifts through the rink.

Bring your own skates or rent a pair for $8.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (347) 731-7593

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

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Q163 Rockaway Beach Boardwalk 2016-08-06 2016-08-06 7:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.57970046997100000, -73.82969665527300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5761943908b6d.jpg Wed, 15 Jun 2016 14:00:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Astronomy]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/06/astronomy http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/06/astronomy Date: August 6, 2016

Our Urban Park Rangers will be your guides to the solar system, discussing the science, history, and folklore of the universe. Astronomy programs feature the use of telescopes and binoculars to observe specific astronomical events.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Owl's Head Park House (in Owl's Head Park)

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B066 Owl's Head Park 2016-08-06 2016-08-06 8:00 pm 9:30 pm 40.63930130004883000, -74.03199768066406000 Fri, 15 Jul 2016 19:00:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Ranger's Choice: Little Red Lighthouse Lantern Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/06/rangers-choice-little-red-lighthouse-lantern-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/06/rangers-choice-little-red-lighthouse-lantern-tour Date: August 6, 2016

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

The Jeffrey's Hook lighthouse, erected in 1880 and moved to its current site in 1921, has become widely known as the children's literary landmark "The Little Red Lighthouse." Join us as we explore this unique landmark at night.

Space is limited and participants will be chosen via lottery. To register, please visit our Urban Park Rangers' program registration page. Registration opens from July 20 through July 27.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Fort Washington Park

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M028 Fort Washington Park 2016-08-06 2016-08-06 8:00 pm 9:30 pm 40.84945992950900000, -73.94659233093300000 Fri, 15 Jul 2016 19:00:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Paris Blues]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/06/arts-culture-fun-paris-blues http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/06/arts-culture-fun-paris-blues Date: August 6, 2016

Bring a blanket, chair and friends and enjoy movies outdoors.

The second film of director Martin Ritt with both Paul Newmanand Sidney Poitier, it's set in a city that has long been a haven for black musicians eager to escape the racism of the U.S. Newman is Ram Bowen, a trombone player who makes his living in a jazz group, which also includes tenor man Eddie Cook (Sidney Poitier), while studying music and aspiring to a career as a "serious" composer. Eddie stays in Paris to bask in the respect that its people feel for his music, a respect rarely accorded him in the States. A pair of tourists, Connie Lampson (Diahann Carroll) and Lillian Corning (Joanne Woodward) arrive in the city for a two-week vacation, and the two musicians lose no time in hooking up. Soon both relationships take a serious turn and the musicians are forced to make some important decisions about the possibility of returning to their native soil.

In case of rain the event moves indoors.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 402-5155

Location: St. Mary's Recreation Center (in St. Mary's Park)

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2016-08-06 2016-08-06 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.81140766880700000, -73.91422057151800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/576ae2bf82927.jpg Fri, 24 Jun 2016 17:00:31 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Creed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/06/movies-under-the-stars-creed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/06/movies-under-the-stars-creed Date: August 6, 2016

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

Adonis Johnson Creed (Michael B. Jordan), the son of former heavyweight champion Apollo Creed, attempts to follow in his father's footsteps and become a boxing legend in his own right. Apollo died in the ring in the 1980s at the hand of Russian pugilist Ivan Drago, forcing Adonis to grow up without his dad in his life. The young man travels to Philadelphia to find his late father's nemesis-turned-best friend, Rocky Balboa (Sylvester Stallone), in order to recruit him as a trainer. Balboa soon takes the young Creed under his wing and helps him get in shape for a shot at the title. Ryan Coogler directs this spin-off of the hugely successful Rocky franchise.

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

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 393-7370

Location: Wayanda Park

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Q082 Wayanda Park 2016-08-06 2016-08-06 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.71080017089844000, -73.73899841308594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57769c58c8f13.jpg Fri, 01 Jul 2016 16:00:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Coach Carter]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/06/movies-under-the-stars-coach-carter http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/06/movies-under-the-stars-coach-carter Date: August 6, 2016

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

The true-life story of a coach who tries to teach his players that there's more to life than basketball is brought to the screen in this sports drama. Ken Carter (Samuel L. Jackson) was once a star player on the Richmond High School basketball team in Richmond, CA, and years later, after establishing himself in publishing and marketing, he returns to the school and to the team as the new basketball coach. Carter quickly sees that his work is cut out for him -- the team is having an awful season, and their fights off the court are more decisive than their play on the court. Rated PG-13

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

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 11:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Samuel Seabury Playground

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M236 Samuel Seabury Playground 2016-08-06 2016-08-06 8:00 pm 11:00 pm 40.78540039062500000, -73.95079803466797000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/579241f89e61f.jpg Fri, 22 Jul 2016 13:00:28 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Remember the Titans]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/06/movies-under-the-stars-remember-the-titans http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/06/movies-under-the-stars-remember-the-titans Date: August 6, 2016

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

A high school football coach finds himself fighting for stakes much higher than the State Championship in this drama based on actual events. In 1971, a court order forces three high schools in Alexandria, Virginia (two white, one African-American), to integrate their student bodies and faculties for the first time. As a result, Coach Bill Yoast (Will Patton), longtime head coach of the T.C. Williams High School football team, is asked to step down, and Herman Boone (Denzel Washington) is appointed to replace him as the school's first black faculty member. The new coach is hardly welcomed with open arms, either by the school's staff or the students, and the newly integrated team is full of players (both black and white) who have little trust or respect for one another. But Boone is determined to put a winning team on the field -- it's how he approaches the game, and his future depends on it. Against long odds, Boone helps his team overcome distrust and misunderstanding of their coach (and each other) as they become a gridiron force to be reckoned with.

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

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 667-3545

Location: Willowbrook Park Archery Range (in Willowbrook Park)

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R030 Willowbrook Park 2016-08-06 2016-08-06 8:30 pm 10:30 pm 40.60267767781100000, -74.15647268295300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5790e5777b23b.jpg Fri, 22 Jul 2016 12:00:39 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Finding Nemo]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/06/movies-under-the-stars-finding-nemo http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/06/movies-under-the-stars-finding-nemo Date: August 6, 2016

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

The wizards at Pixar take us under the sea to the world of clownfish Marlin and his son Nemo. When the defiant Nemo takes off from his dad and gets captured by a tropical fish seeker he finds himself stuck in a fishbowl in a dentist’s office. Marlin and his well meaning, but wacky, friend Dory embark on an epic journey to find his son.

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

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430-1825

Location: Williamsbridge Oval

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X104 Williamsbridge Oval 2016-08-06 2016-08-06 8:30 pm 10:30 pm 40.87870025634765600, -73.87699890136719000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/579621c6bd665.jpg Mon, 25 Jul 2016 13:00:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Norm of the North]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/06/movies-under-the-stars-norm-of-the-north http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/06/movies-under-the-stars-norm-of-the-north Date: August 6, 2016

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

In this delightful animated feature, Norm (Rob Schneider) the polar bear doesn't know how to hunt, but he does possess the unique ability to talk to humans. When the wealthy Mr. Greene (Ken Jeong) unveils his idea to build luxury condos in the Arctic, Norm realizes that his beloved home is in jeopardy. Accompanied by three mischievous lemmings, Norm stows away on a ship to New York. Once there, he meets a surprising ally (Maya Kay) who helps him hatch a scheme to sabotage the shady developer's plans.

Know Before You Go
You should come before 8:45 p.m. to get your spot for the movie. Please bring your own picnic blanket or chair. Food is OK, but no alcohol or smoking. All are welcome!

Start time: 8:45 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 965-8942

Location: Brower Park

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B012 Brower Park 2016-08-06 2016-08-06 8:45 pm 10:30 pm 40.67359924316406000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5744e0c25a796.jpg Tue, 26 Jul 2016 17:00:34 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/07/summer-on-the-hudson-tai-chi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/07/summer-on-the-hudson-tai-chi Date: August 7, 2016

Summer on the Hudson will get your chi flowing each week when you join Silvana Pizzuti at the Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument Plaza to learn and practice Tai Chi, a slow moving martial art with health benefits for all fitness levels.

Wear comfortable clothes and sunscreen.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: 311

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

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M072 Riverside Park 2016-08-07 2016-08-07 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.79199981689500000, -73.97899627685500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f5701bd1f8c.JPG Fri, 10 Jun 2016 17:00:18 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Marine Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/07/nyrr-open-run-marine-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/07/nyrr-open-run-marine-park Date: August 7, 2016

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 2016-08-07 2016-08-07 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.60810089111300000, -73.93769836425800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57754449cf792.png Wed, 13 Jul 2016 18:00:14 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Cunningham Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/07/nyrr-open-run-cunningham-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/07/nyrr-open-run-cunningham-park Date: August 7, 2016

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 2016-08-07 2016-08-07 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.72980117797851600, -73.77359771728516000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/572a16c3d755f.jpg Fri, 01 Jul 2016 11:00:43 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Conference House Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/07/nyrr-open-run-conference-house-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/07/nyrr-open-run-conference-house-park Date: August 7, 2016

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 2016-08-07 2016-08-07 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.50255203247070000, -74.25181579589844000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/572a161aa29c2.jpg Fri, 01 Jul 2016 11:00:43 EDT
<![CDATA[Alley Pond Adventure Course: Free Public Sundays]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/07/alley-pond-adventure-course-free-public-sundays http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/07/alley-pond-adventure-course-free-public-sundays Date: August 7, 2016

The Alley Pond Park Adventure Course offers free outdoor adventure that fosters trust, communication, and team building at Alley Pond Park. The program is a two-hour adventure, which includes both low and high elements.

The Adventure Course is open to individuals, small groups of friends, and family, ages 8 and up. Minors must be accompanied by an adult. Valid photo identificaiton is required. You must wear sneakers.

Space is limited and participants are chosen by lottery. Please visit our Urban Park Rangers' Events Registration page to enter your name in the lottery.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 217-4685

Location: Alley Pond Park Adventure Center (in Alley Pond Park)

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2016-08-07 2016-08-07 9:30 am 12:00 pm 40.74280166625976600, -73.73590087890625000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/576c1ed580fb7.JPG Thu, 23 Jun 2016 14:00:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/07/yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/07/yoga Date: August 7, 2016

These yoga classes are free and designed for all experience levels. Participants should wear comfortable clothing bring a mat or a towel.

Kripalu Yoga is a system of Hatha Yoga that integrates body postures, breathing techniques, relaxation, and meditation. Taught by Monique Schubert and Yojaida Estrella, participants are encouraged to integrate their yoga practices with this very special waterfront environment of nature and art.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2016-08-07 2016-08-07 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.76839087611100000, -73.93660759925800000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Volunteer Day!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/07/garden-volunteer-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/07/garden-volunteer-day Date: August 7, 2016

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 monthly under the supervision of Gardener Karen and NYC Parks.

All tools and instructions will be provided; just bring a willingness to get a little dirty as we beautify our special garden. Close-toed shoes are required, and RSVP is appreciated to jardinera.karen@gmail.com.

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 2016-08-07 2016-08-07 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.83449935913086000, -73.93849945068360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570bfb718fe43.JPG Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Park to Park Biking]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/07/park-to-park-biking http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/07/park-to-park-biking Date: August 7, 2016

Bike the Greenbelt's Multipurpose Trail and New Springville Greenway!

Bring your own bicycle (and helmet). Children aged 14 and younger must be accompanied by an adult.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Start Point

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2016-08-07 2016-08-07 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.60207590000000000, -74.16719700000000000 Thu, 21 Jul 2016 12:00:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Landmark at Socrates Sculpture Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/07/landmark http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/07/landmark Date: August 7, 2016

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2016-08-07 2016-08-07 10:00 am 8:00 pm 40.76839087611100000, -73.93660759925800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57362ea5d20d1.jpg Sun, 19 Jun 2016 02:00:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Pier Kids at Brooklyn Bridge Park: Shira & Friends]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/07/pier-kids-at-brooklyn-bridge-park-shira-friends http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/07/pier-kids-at-brooklyn-bridge-park-shira-friends Date: August 7, 2016

Led by singer-songwriter, Shira Kobren, Shira & Friends loves bringing its high energy, catchy tunes to its favorite kinds of audiences—the ones that love to dance along and become part of the show. Shira & Friends sing about topics that range from how to have the best day, to under-bed-monsters, to the power of dancing. The band released its EP of original songs, “When You’re A Kid,” in 2012. Shira believes that no one ever really outgrows the love of being silly or the joy of letting an imagination run wild, and she makes sure to get her audience members of all ages joining in the fun.

Photo by Etienne Frossard

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 6 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-08-07 2016-08-07 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.69260025024414000, -74.00189971923828000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575880703373e.jpg Wed, 20 Jul 2016 18:00:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Checkmate 101]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/07/checkmate-101 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/07/checkmate-101 Date: August 7, 2016

Come learn how to take your chess game to the next level with Zeebedee Collins! Best for beginners; limited boards available.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 6 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-08-07 2016-08-07 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.69260025024414000, -74.00189971923828000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57630c10a6326.jpg Fri, 17 Jun 2016 13:00:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Bicycling Basics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/07/bicycling-basics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/07/bicycling-basics Date: August 7, 2016

This is a three-hour on-bike class for adults and mature teens who have recently learned how to ride a bike or who want to improve their core cycling skills. You’ll learn how to adjust your helmet for a safe, comfortable fit, choose an appropriately sized bike, adjust the seat, perform a simple mechanical inspection to ensure the bike is road-ready, start and stop with confidence, shift gears, scan and signal, and navigate around common road hazards. Bicycling Basics is a required class in our Earn-A-Bike program. For more information, visit Bike New York.

Pre-registration is required. Kids must bring a bike and a helmet; adults can borrow ours.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430-1890

Location: Putnam Avenue and Van Cortlandt Park South (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2016-08-07 2016-08-07 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.88610076904297000, -73.89749908447266000 Wed, 20 Jul 2016 18:00:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Bike New York: Street Skills Ride]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/07/bike-new-york-street-skills-ride http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/07/bike-new-york-street-skills-ride Date: August 7, 2016

Street Skills Rides are free weekend programs for adults and mature teens who want to increase their comfort and confidence when cycling on city streets. After you’ve taken our Street Skills Class, you can use your newfound knowledge to tackle our bike-handling skill drills, and then top it off with a small group ride of five to eight miles with similarly-skilled cyclists and league-certified cycling Instructors.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 870-2080

Location: Flushing Meadows Corona Park Aquatics Center (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2016-08-07 2016-08-07 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.75159835815430000, -73.83719635009766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/576ab09d6cd6a.jpg Tue, 28 Jun 2016 16:00:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Conservancy Family Performance Festival: Leaf Arrow]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/07/family-performance-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/07/family-performance-festival Date: August 7, 2016

Each summer, Central Park Conservancy hosts a series of eco-education and multicultural performances for the whole family to enjoy. Formerly known as A Clearing in the Forest, this year's Family Performance Festival is chock-a-block full of fun and learning through music, storytelling, park adventures, puppetry, and more!

Through contemporary and historical storytelling, songs, and traditional dance, learn about the special relationship the Native American people have with the Earth. Celebrate your appreciation of the natural environment with an interactive show featuring coyote tales, creation stories, and historic folklore. This unique performance will remind even the youngest audience members that we must respect and care for our parks!

This family-friendly program is free. All ages are welcome. Please let us know you’re coming. In case of inclement weather, please check Central Park Conservancy's website or call (646) 208-4111 for updates.

Programs are between 60 and 90 minutes long.

For a complete listing of performances, visit Central Park Conservancy's Family Performance Festival page.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (646) 208-4111

Location: The Great Hill (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-08-07 2016-08-07 12:00 pm 1:30 pm 40.79769897460937500, -73.95870208740234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575864c56797b.jpg Wed, 20 Jul 2016 18:00:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Basketball Clinics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/07/basketball-clinics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/07/basketball-clinics Date: August 7, 2016

Improve basic basketball skills with the Big and Little Skills Academy (BALSA) on Pier 2. Each clinic will include either yoga to enhance flexibility or flag football for agility training.

Join Big and Little Skills Academy for dynamic basketball clinics for ages 8 to 17.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 2 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-08-07 2016-08-07 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.69944923094600000, -73.99875831604000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57643d5da9d19.JPG Fri, 17 Jun 2016 17:00:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Basic Canoeing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/07/basic-canoeing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/07/basic-canoeing Date: August 7, 2016

Few experiences compare with being on the open water in New York City. The rhythm of the waves, the sun on your face, and the exhilaration of slicing through the water all add up to an experience you'll never forget.

Basic canoe programs are great for all skill levels. Canoe programs are limited to ages 8 years and older.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Lasker Pool & Rink (in Central Park),Harlem Meer (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-08-07 2016-08-07 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.79639816284180000, -73.95469665527344000; 40.79731057762900000, -73.95351123809800000 Tue, 26 Jul 2016 12:00:47 EDT
<![CDATA[What's in Bloom in the Heather Garden? August Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/07/whats-in-bloom-in-the-heather-garden-august-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/07/whats-in-bloom-in-the-heather-garden-august-tour Date: August 7, 2016

Take a walking tour of the Heather Garden in Fort Tryon Park with horticulturist Madeline Byrne and learn about the dozens of plants currently in bloom. Learn about the garden's history and how the Heather Garden compares with the plants found at the New York Botanical Garden, where Madeline Byrne has over 15 years of experience.

These tours are wheelchair accessible but persons with mobility issues may find them challenging because of the park's many steep paths.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2016-08-07 2016-08-07 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.86059951782226600, -73.93379974365234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5775480687462.jpg Fri, 01 Jul 2016 11:00:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Living with Urban Coyotes]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/07/living-with-urban-coyotes http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/07/living-with-urban-coyotes Date: August 7, 2016

Join the Urban Park Rangers in learning about coyotes, an oft-misunderstood member of our local habitat.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-352-1769

Location: Forest Park Visitor Center (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2016-08-07 2016-08-07 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.70069885253906000, -73.85500335693360000 Tue, 07 Jun 2016 15:00:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Intermediate Canoeing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/07/intermediate-canoeing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/07/intermediate-canoeing Date: August 7, 2016

Join our Urban Park Rangers on a canoe adventure at Marine Park.

Few experiences compare with being on the open water in New York City. The rhythm of the waves, the sun on your face, and the exhilaration of slicing through the water all add up to an experience you'll never forget.

Some experience is required. Canoe programs are limited to ages 8 years and older.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Burnett Street and Avenue U (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2016-08-07 2016-08-07 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.60269927978515600, -73.93350219726562000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57978724d4ba5.jpg Tue, 26 Jul 2016 12:00:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Sherman Creek Stewards: Forest Crew]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/07/sherman-creek-stewards-forest-crew http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/07/sherman-creek-stewards-forest-crew Date: August 7, 2016

On Sunday afternoons, volunteers go into Highbridge Forest and tackle the modern day challenge of native reforestation. We’ll teach you everything you need to know, from native plant and tree identification to the how, why, and what of invasive species removal. Later, you can tell your friends and family how you helped preserve a forest in the middle of Manhattan!

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (917) 291-6436

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

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M037 Highbridge Park 2016-08-07 2016-08-07 1:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.85340118408203000, -73.92669677734375000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Alley Pond Adventure Course: Free Public Sundays]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/07/alley-pond-adventure-course-free-public-sundays1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/07/alley-pond-adventure-course-free-public-sundays1 Date: August 7, 2016

The Alley Pond Park Adventure Course offers free outdoor adventure that fosters trust, communication, and team building at Alley Pond Park. The program is a two-hour adventure, which includes both low and high elements.

The Adventure Course is open to individuals, small groups of friends, and family, ages 8 and up. Minors must be accompanied by an adult. Valid photo identificaiton is required. You must wear sneakers.

Space is limited and participants are chosen by lottery. Please visit our Urban Park Rangers' Events Registration page to enter your name in the lottery.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 217-4685

Location: Alley Pond Park Adventure Center (in Alley Pond Park)

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2016-08-07 2016-08-07 1:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.74280166625976600, -73.73590087890625000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/576c1fcf8a3a1.JPG Thu, 23 Jun 2016 14:00:43 EDT
<![CDATA[Ed Center Open Hours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/07/ed-center-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/07/ed-center-open-hours Date: August 7, 2016

The Ed Center is open for free, drop-in hours four afternoons a week!

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

Photo by Alexa Hoyer

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Environmental Education Center (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-08-07 2016-08-07 1:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.70428673171300000, -73.98938399553300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56b39ce479a04.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Community Rowing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/07/community-rowing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/07/community-rowing Date: August 7, 2016

Explore the south end of the Bronx River in one of Rocking the Boat's handmade wooden boats.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 466-5799

Location: Hunts Point Riverside Park

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X336 Hunts Point Riverside Park 2016-08-07 2016-08-07 1:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.81750106811523400, -73.88240051269531000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56d07c559a5a4.jpg Fri, 15 Jul 2016 17:00:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Magical Miles Thorn at Fantasy Forest Amusement Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/07/magical-miles-thorn-at-fantasy-forest-amusement-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/07/magical-miles-thorn-at-fantasy-forest-amusement-park Date: August 7, 2016

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

Miles Thorn is a professional magician and illusionist from NYC. Miles offers a unique Las Vegas style magic and illusion show for all types of events. The show is filled with fast-paced visual magic, live animals, and incredible displays of juggling. He strives to set himself apart from the competition, and leave audiences with a magical experience they are sure to remember!

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: 4:00 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 2016-08-07 2016-08-07 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.74310436552700000, -73.84925603866600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57964a98c4752.png Mon, 25 Jul 2016 18:00:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Hip to Hip Theatre Company Presents Shakespeare in the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/07/hip-to-hip-theatre-company-presents-shakespeare-in-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/07/hip-to-hip-theatre-company-presents-shakespeare-in-the-park Date: August 7, 2016

Now in its tenth season, Hip to Hip returns to the park to present a tragedy one week and a comedy the next, performed in repertory by a professional troupe of actors. All performances are fun for the whole family. Bring a blanket or low chair and picnic fare, and enjoy Shakespeare in the open air. This year's program includes: Julius Caesar (Sunday, August 7) and As You Like It (Sunday, August 14).

Kids & The Classics—a children’s interactive workshop—is offered prior to each performance. Designed for children ages four to 14, this program offers children a chance to interact with the actors and theatrical text by previewing characters and situations, and by making comparisons to contemporary life through theater games. The children’s program is a 45-minute workshop that begins one hour before each performance.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2016-08-07 2016-08-07 4:00 pm 6:30 pm 40.76839087611100000, -73.93660759925800000 Wed, 20 Jul 2016 18:00:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Zumba]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/07/zumba http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/07/zumba Date: August 7, 2016

Zumba is a fusion of Latin and International music, utilizing dance themes that create a dynamic, exciting, and effective fitness program. The routines feature aerobic training with a combination of fast and slow rhythms that tone and sculpt the body.

  • Registration begins at 4 p.m. before each class.
  • Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
  • All participants must sign a waiver each afternoon before participating.

Start time: 4:30 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 2 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-08-07 2016-08-07 4:30 pm 6:00 pm 40.69944923094600000, -73.99875831604000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57586c5f8c415.jpg Wed, 08 Jun 2016 16:00:11 EDT
<![CDATA[Katz Concert Series: The Moonlighters]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/07/katz-concert-series-the-moonlighters http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/07/katz-concert-series-the-moonlighters Date: August 7, 2016

Bring a chair or blanket and enjoy an evening of Doo Wop music preformed by The Devotions!

Sponsored by Borough President Melinda Katz in Partnership with Kupferberg Center for the Arts, NYC Parks and Council Member Paul Vallone.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-393-7272

Location: MacNeil Park (in Macneil Park)

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Q009 Macneil Park 2016-08-07 2016-08-07 5:00 pm 6:30 pm 40.79280090332031000, -73.85119628906250000 Fri, 01 Jul 2016 16:00:58 EDT
<![CDATA[The Alex Nguyen Quintet]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/07/the-alex-nguyen-quintet http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/07/the-alex-nguyen-quintet Date: August 7, 2016

Jam out to some sweet jazz outdoors with the Alex Nguyen Quintet at Stuyvesant Park, featuring a special guest artist each week.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 848-8295

Location: Stuyvesant Square

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M086 Stuyvesant Square 2016-08-07 2016-08-07 6:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.73379898071289000, -73.98439788818360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/576a1460aa793.jpg Wed, 20 Jul 2016 18:00:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Movie Nights in the Rockaways: Goosebumps]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/07/movie-nights-in-the-rockaways-goosebumps http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/07/movie-nights-in-the-rockaways-goosebumps Date: August 7, 2016

Enjoy a movie night for the whole family. Bring a chair or a blanket. Popcorn will be served.

A teen named Zach (Dylan Minnette) reluctantly moves from New York City to the quiet town of Madison, DE, where he quickly realizes that his reclusive new neighbor is in fact the horror author of the Goosebump series.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 318-4000

Location: Beach 17th Street and Seagirt Boulevard (in Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk)

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Q162 Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk 2016-08-07 2016-08-07 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.59479904174805000, -73.75090026855469000 Thu, 26 May 2016 18:00:13 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Goosebumps]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/07/movies-under-the-stars-goosebumps http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/07/movies-under-the-stars-goosebumps Date: August 7, 2016

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

Jack Black stars as acclaimed Goosebumps writer R.L. Stine in this feature-film adaptation of the popular YA book series. A teenager named Zach (Dylan Minnette) reluctantly moves from New York City to the quiet town of Madison, DE, where he quickly realizes that his reclusive new neighbor is in fact the horror author of the Goosebumps series. Zach learns Stine's identity when he is drawn to the writer's daughter Hannah (Odeya Rush), but soon discovers the dangerous secret inside their home -- the creatures from Stine's famous stories are real, and are kept locked away inside their original manuscripts. After an accident frees the monsters, Zach, Hannah, and their nerdy pal Champ (Ryan Lee) must work together with Stine to save their town from destruction.

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

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 393-7370

Location: Beach 20th Street Overlook (in Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk)

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Q162 Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk 2016-08-07 2016-08-07 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.59270095825195000, -73.75440216064453000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5776b8d964f8f.jpg Fri, 01 Jul 2016 16:00:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition - SPF16: NYC Pools and Beaches in Contemporary Photography]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/08/exhibition-spf16-nyc-pools-and-beaches-in-contemporary-photography http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/08/exhibition-spf16-nyc-pools-and-beaches-in-contemporary-photography Date: August 8, 2016

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-08-08 2016-08-08 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5736145427dda.jpg Tue, 07 Jun 2016 15:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience at Sunset Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/08/summer-sports-experience-at-sunset-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/08/summer-sports-experience-at-sunset-park Date: August 8, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 9:15 am

End time: 4:45 pm

Contact phone: (718) 972-2135

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

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B087 Sunset Park 2016-08-08 2016-08-08 9:15 am 4:45 pm 40.64670181274414000, -74.00239562988281000; 40.64791488647461000, -74.00363922119140000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573c8b564a761.jpg Wed, 25 May 2016 12:00:15 EDT
<![CDATA[Prospect Park Alliance Monday Eastside Revival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/08/prospect-park-alliance-monday-eastside-revival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/08/prospect-park-alliance-monday-eastside-revival Date: August 8, 2016

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: Prospect Park

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B073 Prospect Park 2016-08-08 2016-08-08 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.66170120239258000, -73.97080230712890000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Flora/Fauna/Feathers of Richmond County]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/08/florafaunafeathers-of-richmond-county http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/08/florafaunafeathers-of-richmond-county Date: August 8, 2016

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

This exhibition is sponsored by Protectors of Pine Oak Woods.

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2016-08-08 2016-08-08 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57447b13660ef.jpeg Tue, 24 May 2016 15:00:12 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience at J Hood Wright Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/08/summer-sports-experience-at-j-hood-wright-recreation-center http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/08/summer-sports-experience-at-j-hood-wright-recreation-center Date: August 8, 2016

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

Free, No registration needed.


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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 927-1514

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

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M099 J. Hood Wright Park 2016-08-08 2016-08-08 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.84657630176400000, -73.94082593917800000 Mon, 25 Jul 2016 17:00:34 EDT
<![CDATA[Landmark at Socrates Sculpture Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/08/landmark http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/08/landmark Date: August 8, 2016

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2016-08-08 2016-08-08 10:00 am 8:00 pm 40.76839087611100000, -73.93660759925800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57362ea5d20d1.jpg Sun, 19 Jun 2016 02:00:35 EDT
<![CDATA[A.M. Stretch]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/08/am-stretch http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/08/am-stretch Date: August 8, 2016

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

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: 212) 387-7687

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

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M033 Hamilton Fish Park 2016-08-08 2016-08-08 10:30 am 11:00 am 40.71979904174805000, -73.98179626464844000 Tue, 28 Jun 2016 13:00:37 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Walking Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/08/free-walking-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/08/free-walking-club Date: August 8, 2016

Get Healthy on The Hudson with Shape Up NYC for a summer of exercise and well-being. The Hudson River Park and Shape Up NYC will offer a weekly walking club at Hudson River Park’s Pier 84.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 84 Fountain

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2016-08-08 2016-08-08 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.76340440180300000, -74.00081181526200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575aeffa81ff1.jpg Fri, 10 Jun 2016 19:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Beginner Foreign Language Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/08/beginner-foreign-language-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/08/beginner-foreign-language-class Date: August 8, 2016

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

Registration is required, and opens one week before each class date. Please email inlinguainBryantPark@inlingua.com to reserve a spot.

There is a 20 student capacity per class. Attendance limited to one class for each language offered.

Start time: 11:45 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2016-08-08 2016-08-08 11:45 am 12:30 pm 40.75370025634800000, -73.98359680175800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57101988d29ab.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/08/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/08/bryant-park-juggling Date: August 8, 2016

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

Equipment will be provided.

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Lawn (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2016-08-08 2016-08-08 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.75350189209000000, -73.98370361328100000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57102489e50b8.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Piano in Bryant Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/08/bryant-park-piano http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/08/bryant-park-piano Date: August 8, 2016

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

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

About Piano in Bryant Park

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

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

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2016-08-08 2016-08-08 12:30 pm 2:30 pm 40.75370025634800000, -73.98359680175800000 Fri, 03 Jun 2016 15:00:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/08/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/08/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour Date: August 8, 2016

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

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

For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

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

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M010 Central Park 2016-08-08 2016-08-08 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.76549911499023400, -73.97219848632812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570803bf842f4.JPG Mon, 25 Jul 2016 17:00:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Hallett Nature Sanctuary]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/08/hallett-nature-sanctuary http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/08/hallett-nature-sanctuary Date: August 8, 2016

During these limited hours, visitors can explore the normally-closed Hallett Nature Sanctuary at their own pace along the rustic trail. See how the Central Park Conservancy has restored this native woodland garden for birds and other wildlife.

The wood-chipped trail is uneven; please wear appropriate shoes. This ecosystem is a protected area and home to many flora and fauna. No groups, dogs, bikes, or strollers. Free and self-guided, no registration needed. Space is limited.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Hallett Nature Sanctuary (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-08-08 2016-08-08 2:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.76570129394531000, -73.97609710693360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f00ec84d426.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience at Playground for all Children, Queens]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/08/summer-sports-experience-at-playground-for-all-children-queens http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/08/summer-sports-experience-at-playground-for-all-children-queens Date: August 8, 2016

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

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: Shawn James

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

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2016-08-08 2016-08-08 3:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.74089813232422000, -73.84909820556640000 Thu, 07 Jul 2016 13:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[HBO Bryant Park Summer Film Festival: High Plains Drifter]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/08/hbo-bryant-park-summer-film-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/08/hbo-bryant-park-summer-film-festival Date: August 8, 2016

Clint Eastwood directs himself, as the gun-toting “Stranger With No Name,” in a frontier-set, revenge drama with mythical overtones. His revisionist views of the old West, subversion of the popular genre and a touch of misogyny proved controversial to some. Putting it plainly, John Wayne wasn’t high on “Drifter.” Eastwood was obviously inspired by those Italian-made, spaghetti westerns of Sergio Leone, so expect twangy music, multiple shootings and a couple of deaths by bullwhip. Ouch! (1973) 105 MIN. (R) (UNIVERSAL)

Bring a blanket and sit on the lawn to enjoy great food, friends, plus a classic Warner Brothers cartoon before the feature film.

The lawn opens at 5:00 p.m. for blankets and picnicking. Films begin at sunset (typically between 8 p.m. and 9 p.m). All packages, bags, briefcases, backpacks, etc. are subject to inspection.

Visit bryantpark.org for more information.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 11:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Lawn (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2016-08-08 2016-08-08 5:00 pm 11:00 pm 40.75350189209000000, -73.98370361328100000 Wed, 15 Jun 2016 13:00:23 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Drumming: West African Drum and Dance]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/08/family-drumming-west-african-drum-and-dance http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/08/family-drumming-west-african-drum-and-dance Date: August 8, 2016

Join us for this dance class. All are welcome to learn the traditional dances unique to West Africa. You can also bring your own drum and follow the guidance of our professional drumming teachers.

African dances are largely participatory, with spectators being part of the performance. Get fit while becoming more musical!

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 569-4112

Location: Indian Road Lawn (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2016-08-08 2016-08-08 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.87279891967773400, -73.91950225830078000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/572a11191dbbd.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:13 EDT
<![CDATA[Ballet Barre]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/08/ballet-barre http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/08/ballet-barre Date: August 8, 2016

Based on ballet techniques and movements, this class will engage muscles in focused exercises for a complete body workout.

  • Registration begins at 6:30 pm before each class.
  • Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
  • All participants must sign a waiver each night before participating.

Photo by Julienne Schaer.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 2 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-08-08 2016-08-08 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.69944923094600000, -73.99875831604000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5758825182c62.jpg Wed, 08 Jun 2016 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Minions]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/08/movies-under-the-stars-presentsminions http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/08/movies-under-the-stars-presentsminions Date: August 8, 2016

Despicable Me's minions get their very own spin-off. Pierre Coffin and Kyle Balda co-direct this animated comedy featuring the voices of Sandra Bullock and Jon Hamm.

Please bring a blanket or low chair.

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 235-4100

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

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Q020 Highland Park 2016-08-08 2016-08-08 7:30 pm 9:00 pm 40.68360137939453000, -73.88569641113281000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Movie Night: The Mouse That Roared]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/08/movies-under-the-stars http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/08/movies-under-the-stars Date: August 8, 2016

An impoverished nation declares a war on the United States, hoping to lose, but things don't go according to plan.

Starring Peter Sellers and Jean Seberg. 1.5 hours.

Rain date: August 11.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 217-6452

Location: Main Park House (in Cunningham Park)

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Q021 Cunningham Park 2016-08-08 2016-08-08 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.72980117797851600, -73.77359771728516000 Mon, 18 Jul 2016 13:00:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Astoria Movies on the Waterfront: Minions]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/08/central-astoria-movies-on-the-waterfront-minions http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/08/central-astoria-movies-on-the-waterfront-minions Date: August 8, 2016

Minions live to serve, but find themselves working for a series of unsuccessful master. Their search leads them to Scarlet Overkill, the world's first-ever super-villainess.

Children of all ages, as well as adults, will learn the power of loyalty in this charming movie.

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 728-7820

Location: Astoria Park Lawn (in Astoria Park)

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Q004 Astoria Park 2016-08-08 2016-08-08 8:30 pm 10:00 pm 40.77815603022100000, -73.92440688610100000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5734bf3e15122.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/09/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/09/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: August 9, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2016-08-09 2016-08-09 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.86059951782226600, -73.93379974365234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5395c8d750ccf.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:37 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/09/bryant-park-tai-chi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/09/bryant-park-tai-chi Date: August 9, 2016

Enjoy free Tai Chi classes in the park.

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

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

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2016-08-09 2016-08-09 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.75410079956055000, -73.98449707031250000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Meditation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/09/meditation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/09/meditation Date: August 9, 2016

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.

RSVP today!

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

About our partners

Integral Yoga Institute of New York is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the practice and teachings of Integral Yoga, as taught by Sri Swami Satchidananda. These teachings facilitate an easeful body, a peaceful mind, a useful life and, ultimately, the realization of one's true Self. Integral Yoga encourages interfaith harmony by respecting all the world's faiths with the goal to promote peace in the individual and in the world.

The International Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centres is a non-profit organization named after Swami Sivananda, one of the most influential spiritual teachers of the 20th century and founded by his disciple Swami Vishnudevananda. Their mission is to spread peace, health and joy through yoga.

On the last Tuesday of every month, join our special guest meditation leaders:

  • June 28 – Emily Fletcher, Ziva Meditation
  • July 26 – John McIlwain, Garrison Institute
  • August 30 – Ben Turshen
  • September 27 – Jeff Kober

Support
Public Programs on the High Line are supported by Altman Foundation. These programs are supported, in part, with public funds from the New York City Council, under the leadership of Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 206-9922

Location: 22nd Street Seating Steps (in The High Line)

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M360 The High Line 2016-08-09 2016-08-09 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.74670028686500000, -74.00569915771500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575073560e5ec.jpg Fri, 03 Jun 2016 18:00:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Fitness Walk at Joe Michaels Mile]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/09/fitness-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/09/fitness-walk Date: August 9, 2016

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

For adults only.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 352-4793

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

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Q458 Fort Totten Park 2016-08-09 2016-08-09 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.78953552246094000, -73.78208923339844000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:41 EDT
<![CDATA[Tai Chi Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/09/tai-chi-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/09/tai-chi-class Date: August 9, 2016

Take a Tai chi class at Washington Square Park! All ages and abilities are welcome. Dress comfortably.

Class is led by Steven Asherman.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Garibaldi Plaza (in Washington Square Park)

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M098 Washington Square Park 2016-08-09 2016-08-09 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.73049926757812500, -73.99700164794922000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition - SPF16: NYC Pools and Beaches in Contemporary Photography]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/09/exhibition-spf16-nyc-pools-and-beaches-in-contemporary-photography http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/09/exhibition-spf16-nyc-pools-and-beaches-in-contemporary-photography Date: August 9, 2016

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-08-09 2016-08-09 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5736145427dda.jpg Tue, 07 Jun 2016 15:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Faces of Cuba Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/09/faces-of-cuba-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/09/faces-of-cuba-exhibition Date: August 9, 2016

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2016-08-09 2016-08-09 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Tue, 05 Jul 2016 17:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience at Sunset Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/09/summer-sports-experience-at-sunset-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/09/summer-sports-experience-at-sunset-park Date: August 9, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 9:15 am

End time: 4:45 pm

Contact phone: (718) 972-2135

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

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B087 Sunset Park 2016-08-09 2016-08-09 9:15 am 4:45 pm 40.64670181274414000, -74.00239562988281000; 40.64791488647461000, -74.00363922119140000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573c8b564a761.jpg Wed, 25 May 2016 12:00:15 EDT
<![CDATA[Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/09/tai-chi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/09/tai-chi Date: August 9, 2016

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.

RSVP here!

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

About Taoist Tai Chi Society
The Taoist Tai Chi Society is the largest non-profit Tai Chi organization in the world, practicing in 26 countries. Taoist Tai Chi is an exercise for health and relaxation, and can be practiced by people of any age or fitness level. Developed by the Taoist Society's founder, Master Moy Lin Shin, a 108 move "set" is specifically designed to improve health. Stretching, full range of motion, and the continuous turning of the spine distinguish this art at the physical level. Join us and learn the first few moves.

Partners
In partnership with Taoist Tai Chi Society.

Support
Public Programs on the High Line are supported by Altman Foundation. These programs are supported, in part, with public funds from the New York City Council, under the leadership of Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 206-9922

Location: Under the Standard (in The High Line)

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M360 The High Line 2016-08-09 2016-08-09 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.74078269849600000, -74.00861740112300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57507524dd165.jpg Fri, 03 Jun 2016 18:00:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Storytime at The Battery]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/09/storytime-at-the-battery http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/09/storytime-at-the-battery Date: August 9, 2016

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

Story Schedule:

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

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Labyrinth Farm (in The Battery)

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M005 The Battery 2016-08-09 2016-08-09 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.70411962625300000, -74.01668685812700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575d775dd6860.JPG Wed, 15 Jun 2016 16:00:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/09/tour-of-gracie-mansion3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/09/tour-of-gracie-mansion3 Date: August 9, 2016

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 keeping with that theme, Mayor de Blasio and First Lady Chirlane McCray have introduced a new art installation, titled Windows on the City: Looking Out at Gracie’s New York. The installation consists of previously and newly acquired works, all from the original Gracie Mansion period, which have been curated to create a more historically accurate picture of life in New York City during the time of Gracie Mansion’s construction.

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 2016-08-09 2016-08-09 10:00 am 10:50 am 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573238818609b.jpg Tue, 07 Jun 2016 22:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[My Reptile Guy]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/09/my-reptile-guy http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/09/my-reptile-guy Date: August 9, 2016

Enjoy this original and educational show featuring the display of several exotic animals.

Sponsored by Young Peoples Day Camp

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 352-4793

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

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2016-08-09 2016-08-09 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.74020004272461000, -73.74960327148438000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:40 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/09/bryant-park-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/09/bryant-park-yoga Date: August 9, 2016

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

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2016-08-09 2016-08-09 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.75370025634800000, -73.98359680175800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5717f3d147df0.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Isadora Duncan Children’s Dance Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/09/isadora-duncan-childrens-dance-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/09/isadora-duncan-childrens-dance-class Date: August 9, 2016

Inspired by the natural movements of the human body, Isadora Duncan created a style of dance filled with joyful, rhythmical movements. These skipping, running, and leaping, free, lyrical, and expressive upper body movements make it a great activity for children.

Wear comfortable clothing appropriate for the weather. Footwear should be flexible and easy to move in, such as ballet flats or comfortable sandals. This class is for children ages six to 11. Parents are responsible for the supervision of their children during the class.

Company members of The Isadora Duncan Dance Company will lead these free public classes underwritten by the Fort Tryon Park Trust. Consistent participants will be invited to perform as part of the dance performance on August 20.

Please note: There is no class on Saturday, August 13 or Tuesday, August 16.

Rain or wet ground cancels. Check the Fort Tryon Park Trust Facebook Page for updates.

Registration is now open! Please email RSVP@FortTryonParkTrust.org to enroll your child today!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Dongan Lawn (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2016-08-09 2016-08-09 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.86339950561523400, -73.93009948730469000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5730fd505b399.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Crew]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/09/garden-crew http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/09/garden-crew Date: August 9, 2016

Help care for our vegetable beds at Friends’ Compost and Garden Site. Grown produce will be donated to local food pantries.

Bring water and sunscreen.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430-1890

Location: Friends of Van Cortlandt Park Compost Demo Site (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2016-08-09 2016-08-09 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.90449905395508000, -73.89640045166016000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575977812bcf2.JPG Tue, 14 Jun 2016 19:00:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Game Days]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/09/game-days http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/09/game-days Date: August 9, 2016

Calling children 12 and under! Want something fun to do on a sunny afternoon? Join Summer on the Hudson in West Harlem Piers Park for games such as giant tic-tac-toe, lawn bowling, hopscotch, jump rope, and more. Small groups are welcome.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

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

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M376 West Harlem Piers 2016-08-09 2016-08-09 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.81883621215820000, -73.96091461181640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f596ec98a01.JPG Fri, 10 Jun 2016 17:00:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience at Grandview, Staten Island]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/09/summer-sports-experience-at-grandview-staten-island http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/09/summer-sports-experience-at-grandview-staten-island Date: August 9, 2016

Join NYC Parks to play Flag Football at Grandview Park on Staten Island. All levels appropiate, ages 7-17.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: Benny Adorno

Location: Grandview Playground

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R068 Grandview Playground 2016-08-09 2016-08-09 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.63087011813500000, -74.16449878780800000 Thu, 07 Jul 2016 13:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Flora/Fauna/Feathers of Richmond County]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/09/florafaunafeathers-of-richmond-county http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/09/florafaunafeathers-of-richmond-county Date: August 9, 2016

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

This exhibition is sponsored by Protectors of Pine Oak Woods.

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2016-08-09 2016-08-09 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57447b13660ef.jpeg Tue, 24 May 2016 15:00:12 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience at Williamsbridge Oval]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/09/summer-sports-experience-at-williams-bridge-oval http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/09/summer-sports-experience-at-williams-bridge-oval Date: August 9, 2016

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 543-8672

Location: Williamsbridge Oval

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X104 Williamsbridge Oval 2016-08-09 2016-08-09 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.87870025634765600, -73.87699890136719000 Thu, 07 Jul 2016 14:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience at J Hood Wright Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/09/summer-sports-experience-at-j-hood-wright-recreation-center http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/09/summer-sports-experience-at-j-hood-wright-recreation-center Date: August 9, 2016

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

Free, No registration needed.


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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 927-1514

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

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M099 J. Hood Wright Park 2016-08-09 2016-08-09 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.84657630176400000, -73.94082593917800000 Mon, 25 Jul 2016 17:00:34 EDT
<![CDATA[Landmark at Socrates Sculpture Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/09/landmark http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/09/landmark Date: August 9, 2016

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2016-08-09 2016-08-09 10:00 am 8:00 pm 40.76839087611100000, -73.93660759925800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57362ea5d20d1.jpg Sun, 19 Jun 2016 02:00:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Reading Storytime]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/09/summer-reading-storytime http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/09/summer-reading-storytime Date: August 9, 2016

Listen to Brooklyn Heights librarians read stories from the Brooklyn Public Library’s reading list.

Join The Brooklyn Public Library for a rollicking good time listening to stories, singing songs, and enjoying the breeze from the water!

Brooklyn Heights children’s librarian will read stories from the library’s summer reading list, plus a whole lot more! The only thing more fun than a good storytime is one with a view of the Brooklyn Bridge!

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone:

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

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-08-09 2016-08-09 10:30 am 11:00 am 40.69720421843000000, -73.99818968772900000 Tue, 14 Jun 2016 18:00:24 EDT
<![CDATA[A.M. Stretch]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/09/am-stretch http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/09/am-stretch Date: August 9, 2016

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

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: 212) 387-7687

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

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M033 Hamilton Fish Park 2016-08-09 2016-08-09 10:30 am 11:00 am 40.71979904174805000, -73.98179626464844000 Tue, 28 Jun 2016 13:00:37 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Storytime]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/09/bryant-park-storytime http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/09/bryant-park-storytime Date: August 9, 2016

Enjoy tails, meowsic, and arts and crafts, hosted by Cali Co Cat.

In case of rain, Word for Word Storytime will be canceled.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Reading Room (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2016-08-09 2016-08-09 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.75370025634800000, -73.98359680175800000 Tue, 14 Jun 2016 14:00:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/09/tour-of-gracie-mansion http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/09/tour-of-gracie-mansion Date: August 9, 2016

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 keeping with that theme, Mayor de Blasio and First Lady Chirlane McCray have introduced a new art installation, titled Windows on the City: Looking Out at Gracie’s New York. The installation consists of previously and newly acquired works, all from the original Gracie Mansion period, which have been curated to create a more historically accurate picture of life in New York City during the time of Gracie Mansion’s construction.

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: 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 2016-08-09 2016-08-09 11:00 am 11:50 am 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57323457cdf51.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Teatro Sea Presents: Mi Chivita Magica/My Magical Colombian Bus]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/09/teatro-sea-presents-mi-chivita-magicamy-magical-colombian-bus http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/09/teatro-sea-presents-mi-chivita-magicamy-magical-colombian-bus Date: August 9, 2016

Hop aboard "La Chivta", a bilingual show about a magical bus that journeys through the heartland of Colombia. Join lovable characters that share traditional songs, dance, and stories of their beloved homeland.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 760-6560

Location: 111th Street and 53rd Avenue (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2016-08-09 2016-08-09 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.74330139160200000, -73.85140228271500000 Thu, 09 Jun 2016 11:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Walk, Jog, or Run with NYRR]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/09/shape-up-nyc-walk-jog-or-run-with-nyrr http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/09/shape-up-nyc-walk-jog-or-run-with-nyrr Date: August 9, 2016

Walk, Jog, or Run with the New York Road Runners. The scenic and early morning setting paints the perfect picture to train your cardiovascular strength and endurance. This class is in partnership with the New York Road Runners.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center (in Williamsbridge Oval)

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X104 Williamsbridge Oval 2016-08-09 2016-08-09 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.87669691244100000, -73.87855219841000000 Wed, 20 Jul 2016 18:00:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Mid-Park Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/09/central-park-tour-midpark-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/09/central-park-tour-midpark-welcome-tour Date: August 9, 2016

Explore some of the park's best-known features, and then marvel at the view from Belvedere Castle, on this introductory tour led by Central Park Conservancy guides. Highlights of this tour include: Balcony Bridge, Oak Bridge, the Lake, the Ramble, and Belvedere Castle.

The tour route involves many hills, stairs, and uneven terrain. The tour starts in front of the Alexander von Humboldt statue (77th Street and Central Park West), and ends at Belvedere Castle (mid-Park at 79th Street).

For weather cancellation, ticket and other 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 the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Alexander von Humboldt statue (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-08-09 2016-08-09 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.77939987182617000, -73.97339630126953000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570801bb68e2d.jpg Mon, 25 Jul 2016 17:00:33 EDT
<![CDATA[New York Road Runners : Walk, Jog, Run]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/09/new-york-road-runners-walk-jog-run http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/09/new-york-road-runners-walk-jog-run Date: August 9, 2016

Learn how to properly walk, jog, or run with an instructor from New York Road Runners. Each week, the instructor will show you proper form. If you are just beginning and want to learn how to run, he can give you the steps on how to get there. If you are already jogging and running, he can make sure you have good form to stay safe.

Please be sure to bring water. The group will meet inside the recreation center lobby and then walk out to the track together.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-543-8672

Location: Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center (in Williamsbridge Oval)

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X104 Williamsbridge Oval 2016-08-09 2016-08-09 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.87669691244100000, -73.87855219841000000 Mon, 25 Jul 2016 15:00:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Paint It Up: Still-Life Watercolor]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/09/paint-it-upstill-life-watercolor http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/09/paint-it-upstill-life-watercolor Date: August 9, 2016

Participants will create a watercolor still life to take home.

This is a beginners class for adults

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2016-08-09 2016-08-09 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Tue, 05 Jul 2016 18:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/09/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/09/bryant-park-juggling Date: August 9, 2016

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

Equipment will be provided.

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Lawn (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2016-08-09 2016-08-09 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.75350189209000000, -73.98370361328100000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57102489e50b8.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Piano in Bryant Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/09/bryant-park-piano http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/09/bryant-park-piano Date: August 9, 2016

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

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

About Piano in Bryant Park

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

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

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2016-08-09 2016-08-09 12:30 pm 2:30 pm 40.75370025634800000, -73.98359680175800000 Fri, 03 Jun 2016 15:00:18 EDT