NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2016 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://nyc.gov/parks/events NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Sun, 24 Jul 2016 08:51:29 GMT <![CDATA[Iron Kids Competition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/11/iron-kids-competition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/11/iron-kids-competition Date: August 11, 2016

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 408-0243

Location: Marcus Garvey Park

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

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

Equipment will be provided.

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Lawn (in Bryant Park)

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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

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

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2016-08-11 2016-08-11 12:30 pm 1:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Broadway in Bryant Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/11/broadway-in-bryant-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/11/broadway-in-bryant-park Date: August 11, 2016

Performances to be announced in late June.

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

Visit bryantpark.org for more information.

Presented by 106.7 LiteFM

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park Stage (in Bryant Park)

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

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

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

About Piano in Bryant Park

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

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

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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

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

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (917) 291-6436

Location: Swindler Cove (in Sherman Creek)

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

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 860-5544

Location: Hunts Point Recreation Center

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

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-3657

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

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

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

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

Photo by Alexa Hoyer

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Environmental Education Center (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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

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

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: Shawn James

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

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

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

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

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Walker Park

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R015 Walker Park 2016-08-11 2016-08-11 3:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.64329910278320000, -74.10939788818360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573c8b564a761.jpg Wed, 18 May 2016 13:01:48 EDT
<![CDATA[The Uni Project at Playground 103]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/11/the-uni-project-at-playground-103 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/11/the-uni-project-at-playground-103 Date: August 11, 2016

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

This program is in collaboration with the Community Parks Initiative.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Playground 103 CIII

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

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

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-390-8023

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

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

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

View the full schedule at SummerintheSquare.nyc.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: South Plaza (in Union Square Park)

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

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

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 2 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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

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

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

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

For a detailed schedule visit SummerintheSquare.nyc.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: North Plaza (in Union Square Park)

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

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

Additional Rules for Kayaking

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

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

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

Photo by: Etienne Frossard

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 6:45 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 2 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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

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

Volunteers are of course welcome to join us as well!

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (631) 374-2337

Location: Victory Field (in Forest Park)

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

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

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

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

For more informaiton and updates visit our Meetup.com page

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 333-2552

Location: Imani Community Garden

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

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

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

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

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Lawn (in Bryant Park)

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

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

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

This class is suitable for ages 14 and older.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 239-1619

Location: Hudson Park Fountains (in Hudson Park)

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M399 Hudson Park 2016-08-11 2016-08-11 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.75560660661400000, -74.00059022205600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/576d552ba596d.jpg Fri, 15 Jul 2016 16:00:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Beginner Chess Social]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/11/beginner-chess-socials-at-bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/11/beginner-chess-socials-at-bryant-park-games Date: August 11, 2016

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

Kids are welcome.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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

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

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

About Brooklyn Bridge Park's Movies With a View
Movies with a View is a summer must that has earned a large and loyal following. Since its launch in 2000, we’ve wowed, entertained, thrilled, and pulled at the heartstrings of over 340,000 moviegoers, making our program one of New York City’s favorite summer film series. Movies with a View takes place every Thursday evening in July and August. In 2016, the eight-week series will draw an average of 7,000 film fans at each screening. There is no better place to be on a hot summer night than watching a classic film and enjoying the breeze off of the East River from your perch under the Brooklyn Bridge with the dazzling Manhattan skyline before you.

Photo by Etienne Frossard

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 1 Entrance (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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

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

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

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

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: On the Pier (in West Harlem Piers)

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

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

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

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

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Reading Room (in Bryant Park)

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

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

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

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 318-4000

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

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Q163 Rockaway Beach Boardwalk 2016-08-11 2016-08-11 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.57970046997100000, -73.82969665527300000 Fri, 01 Jul 2016 18:00:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Movie: Grease in Union Square Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/11/movie-grease-in-union-square-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/11/movie-grease-in-union-square-park Date: August 11, 2016

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

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 460-1200

Location: North Plaza (in Union Square Park)

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M089 Union Square Park 2016-08-11 2016-08-11 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.73658370971680000, -73.98987579345703000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573f223351645.png Wed, 25 May 2016 19:00:11 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: The Incredibles]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/11/movies-under-the-stars-the-incredibles http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/11/movies-under-the-stars-the-incredibles Date: August 11, 2016

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

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

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

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 393-7370

Location: Francis Lewis Park

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

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

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

Know Before You Go:

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

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 11:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 639-9675

Location: First Park

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

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

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-08-11 2016-08-11 8:30 pm 10:30 pm 40.70169830322265600, -73.99690246582031000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57631466bc0e8.jpg Fri, 17 Jun 2016 13:00:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Cinema LIC Outdoor Movie: August Rush]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/11/cinema-lic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/11/cinema-lic Date: August 11, 2016

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

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time: 11:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 282-4123

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

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

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-08-12 2016-08-12 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5736145427dda.jpg Tue, 07 Jun 2016 15:00:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Faces of Cuba Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/12/faces-of-cuba-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/12/faces-of-cuba-exhibition Date: August 12, 2016

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 9:15 am

End time: 4:45 pm

Contact phone: (718) 972-2135

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

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: 718-390-8023

Location: Levy Playground

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R033 Levy Playground 2016-08-12 2016-08-12 10:00 am 11:30 am 40.63371949336600000, -74.12918639894700000 Thu, 07 Jul 2016 13:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Flora/Fauna/Feathers of Richmond County]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/12/florafaunafeathers-of-richmond-county http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/12/florafaunafeathers-of-richmond-county Date: August 12, 2016

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

This exhibition is sponsored by Protectors of Pine Oak Woods.

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 543-8672

Location: Williamsbridge Oval

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X104 Williamsbridge Oval 2016-08-12 2016-08-12 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.87870025634765600, -73.87699890136719000 Thu, 07 Jul 2016 14:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Landmark at Socrates Sculpture Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/12/landmark http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/12/landmark Date: August 12, 2016

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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

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

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: 212) 387-7687

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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

Groups must schedule in advance. Space is limited.

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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

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

Equipment will be provided.

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Lawn (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2016-08-12 2016-08-12 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.75350189209000000, -73.98370361328100000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57102489e50b8.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience at Faber Field House, Staten Island]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/12/summer-sports-experience-at-faber-field-house-staten-island http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/12/summer-sports-experience-at-faber-field-house-staten-island Date: August 12, 2016

Join NYC Parks at Faber Field House in Staten Island to play Flag Football on Fridays from 12:00pm-2:00pm. All levels appropriate. Ages 7-17.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-390-8023

Location: Faber Park Field House (in Faber Pool and Park)

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R008 Faber Pool and Park 2016-08-12 2016-08-12 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.64023590087890600, -74.13526916503906000 Thu, 07 Jul 2016 13:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Piano in Bryant Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/12/bryant-park-piano http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/12/bryant-park-piano Date: August 12, 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 2016-08-12 2016-08-12 12:30 pm 2:30 pm 40.75370025634800000, -73.98359680175800000 Fri, 03 Jun 2016 15:00:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Seasonal Arts & Crafts: Fork Painting Flower Power]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/12/seasonal-arts-craftsfork-painting-flower-power http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/12/seasonal-arts-craftsfork-painting-flower-power Date: August 12, 2016

Kids and parents will create painted flowers using forks.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2016-08-12 2016-08-12 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 01 Jul 2016 18:01:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Hallett Nature Sanctuary]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/12/hallett-nature-sanctuary http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/12/hallett-nature-sanctuary Date: August 12, 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 2016-08-12 2016-08-12 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[Sports Unlimited]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/12/sports-unlimited http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/12/sports-unlimited Date: August 12, 2016

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-3657

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

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X044 St. James Park 2016-08-12 2016-08-12 2:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.86470031738281000, -73.89920043945312000 Mon, 18 Jul 2016 17:00:31 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience at Grandview Playground]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/12/summer-sports-experience-at-grandview-playground http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/12/summer-sports-experience-at-grandview-playground Date: August 12, 2016

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

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Grandview Playground

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R068 Grandview Playground 2016-08-12 2016-08-12 3:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.63087011813500000, -74.16449878780800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573c8b564a761.jpg Wed, 18 May 2016 13:01:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience at Playground for all Children, Queens]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/12/summer-sports-experience-at-playground-for-all-children-queens http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/12/summer-sports-experience-at-playground-for-all-children-queens Date: August 12, 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 2016-08-12 2016-08-12 3:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.74089813232422000, -73.84909820556640000 Thu, 07 Jul 2016 13:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience at Grandview]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/12/summer-sports-experience-at-grandview http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/12/summer-sports-experience-at-grandview Date: August 12, 2016

Join NYC Parks at Grandview Playground on Fridays at 3:00pm-6:0pm to play Soccer and Volleyball. All levels appropriate. Ages 7-17.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-390-8023

Location: Grandview Playground

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R068 Grandview Playground 2016-08-12 2016-08-12 3:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.63087011813500000, -74.16449878780800000 Thu, 07 Jul 2016 13:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sounds: SKA Orchestra]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/12/summer-sounds-ska-orchestra http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/12/summer-sounds-ska-orchestra Date: August 12, 2016

The NYC SKA Orchestra is an 18- piece big band with a bold new sound. The orchestra boasts a lush musical style of jazz, blues, ska, rock steady and reggae.

Presented by The Kupferberg Center For Arts at Queens College.

Bring a chair or blanket and enjoy the show!

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-393-7270

Location: Lawrence Virgilio Playground

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Q031 Lawrence Virgilio Playground 2016-08-12 2016-08-12 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.74750137329100000, -73.91069793701200000 Mon, 18 Jul 2016 13:00:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Game Social]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/12/game-social http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/12/game-social Date: August 12, 2016

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

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

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

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2016-08-12 2016-08-12 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.75370025634800000, -73.98359680175800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57101d2a07d08.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Hike and Draw]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/12/hike-and-draw http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/12/hike-and-draw Date: August 12, 2016

Relax and de-stress on four summer evenings with our new program partner The Art Students League. Focusing in on nature and transferring it to paper can be a calming and meditative process. Bring a bottle of water and a light-weight portable chair to the nature center. From there we will venture out with artists Pedro Ramirez and Amy Digi to beautiful sights worth feasting your eyes on.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430-1890

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2016-08-12 2016-08-12 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.89110183715800000, -73.89399719238300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575989eb63518.JPG Wed, 13 Jul 2016 14:00:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Hip Hop Dance Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/12/hip-hop-dance-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/12/hip-hop-dance-aerobics Date: August 12, 2016

Join this cardiovascular workout using urban up-beat hip hop music. This class teaches step by step movements with fun choreography, so you can get your feet moving and your heart pumping.

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

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: The Granite Prospect (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-08-12 2016-08-12 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.70193862915039000, -73.99747467041016000 Wed, 15 Jun 2016 13:00:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Movie Across from Golden Pond: The Avengers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/12/movie-across-from-golden-pond-the-avengers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/12/movie-across-from-golden-pond-the-avengers Date: August 12, 2016

The Ninja Turtles meet reporter April O'Neil and prepare to do battle with their nemesis Shredder.

Kids craft activity will begin at 7:00 p.m., followed by the movie at sunset.

Generously funded by Council Member Paul Vallone and NEQ Administrator Matt Symons.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-4793

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

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Q012 Crocheron Park 2016-08-12 2016-08-12 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.77134323120117000, -73.76530456542969000 Tue, 12 Jul 2016 17:00:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Town Square Presents SummerSTARZ: Inside Out]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/12/town-squares-summerstarz-free-family-movie-nights-are-back http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/12/town-squares-summerstarz-free-family-movie-nights-are-back Date: August 12, 2016

Town Square's SummerSTARZ free family movie nights are back! Six wonderful Friday nights are planned for Transmitter Park on the gorgeous Greenpoint waterfront! Bring a picnic blanket, friends, and family. Come early and have an awesome time!

Inside Out
Emotions run wild in the mind of a little girl who is uprooted from her peaceful life in the Midwest and forced to move to San Francisco in this Pixar adventure from director Pete Docter (Up, Monsters Inc.).

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (347) 987-2765

Location: WNYC Transmitter Park

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B385 WNYC Transmitter Park 2016-08-12 2016-08-12 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.72977066040000000, -73.96070861816400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/576c12888f200.jpg Fri, 01 Jul 2016 18:00:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/12/movies-under-the-stars-avengers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/12/movies-under-the-stars-avengers Date: August 12, 2016

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

Paramount Pictures and Michael Bay present this reboot of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles franchise with Wrath of the Titans' helmer Jonathan Liebesman directing. The sinister Shredder has seized control of New York City's police and politicians, leaving his ruthless Foot Clan to spread chaos in the streets. With no prospects for salvation in sight, mutant crime-fighters Raphael, Leonardo , Donatello, and Michelangelo leap into action. They put up a fierce fight, too, though in order to truly defeat Shredder, the heroes in a half shell will need the help of courageous reporter April O'Neil (Megan Fox) and her quick witted cameraman Vern Fenwick (Will Arnett) as well. With their help, Shredder's plan will quickly unravel, and this once-great city will rise again

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 are welcome!

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 393-7370

Location: Crocheron Park

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Q012 Crocheron Park 2016-08-12 2016-08-12 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.77040100097656000, -73.76730346679688000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5783b1fd5bdb8.jpg Mon, 11 Jul 2016 11:00:11 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: E.T. The Extra Terrestrial]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/12/arts-culture-fun-et-the-extra-terrestrial http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/12/arts-culture-fun-et-the-extra-terrestrial Date: August 12, 2016

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

Both a classic movie for kids and a remarkable portrait of childhood, E.T. is a sci-fi adventure that captures thatstrange moment in youth when the world is a place of mysterious possibilities (some wonderful, some awful), and theuniverse seems somehow separate from the one inhabited by grown-ups. Henry Thomas plays Elliott, a young boy livingwith his single mother (Dee Wallace), his older brother Michael (Robert MacNaughton), and his younger sister Gertie(Drew Barrymore). In 2002, Steven Spielberg re-released E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial in a revised edition, with several deleted scenes restored and digitally refurbished special effects.

In case of rain the event moves indoors.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 543-8672

Location: Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center (in Williamsbridge Oval)

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X104 Williamsbridge Oval 2016-08-12 2016-08-12 8:00 pm 10:30 pm 40.87669691244100000, -73.87855219841000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5769a3ac68958.jpg Fri, 24 Jun 2016 17:00:31 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Open Season: Scared Silly]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/12/movies-under-the-stars-open-season-scared-silly http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/12/movies-under-the-stars-open-season-scared-silly Date: August 12, 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.

Elliott, Boog and friends return for an all new adventure in the wilderness in this animated family comedy directed by David Feiss. Rated PG.

Know Before You Go:

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

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 11:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 408-0100

Location: 218th Street and Indian Road (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2016-08-12 2016-08-12 8:00 pm 11:00 pm 40.87289810180664000, -73.91860198974610000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/579244c359a0e.jpg Fri, 22 Jul 2016 13:00:28 EDT
<![CDATA[Coney Island Friday Night Fireworks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/12/coney-island-friday-night-fireworks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/12/coney-island-friday-night-fireworks Date: August 12, 2016

Brought to you by Alliance for Coney Island

Enjoy free fireworks every Friday from June 17th through September 2, 2016.

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

Start time: 9:30 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 594-7895

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

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B169 Coney Island Beach & Boardwalk 2016-08-12 2016-08-12 9:30 pm 10:30 pm 40.57329940795898400, -73.97799682617188000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/574e7214e284c.jpg Wed, 01 Jun 2016 02:00:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Yoga on the Beach]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/13/yoga-on-the-beach http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/13/yoga-on-the-beach Date: August 13, 2016

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

Bring a mat, large towel, or blanket.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 318-4000

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

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Q162 Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk 2016-08-13 2016-08-13 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.58000183105469000, -73.82879638671875000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5707f1381b9f1.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:13 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Henry Hudson park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/13/its-my-park-at-henry-hudson-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/13/its-my-park-at-henry-hudson-park Date: August 13, 2016

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

Rain or shine there will be something for everyone to do at this unique park! Please register for the project by emailing dp.reynolds@verizon.net. Walk-ons are welcome.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (347) 203-9164

Location: Henry Hudson Monument (in Henry Hudson Park)

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X080 Henry Hudson Park 2016-08-13 2016-08-13 8:00 am 12:00 pm 40.88240051269531000, -73.91840362548828000 Wed, 22 Jun 2016 11:00:39 EDT
<![CDATA[Greenmarket at Grand Army Plaza]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/13/greenmarket-at-grand-army-plaza http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/13/greenmarket-at-grand-army-plaza Date: August 13, 2016

At what other market can you do all your food shopping, sample local wine, and explore Brooklyn's favorite park? Established in 1989, the Grand Army Plaza greenmarket is the flagship Brooklyn market.

EBT/Food Stamps and WIC & Senior FMNP coupons accepted year-round.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Grand Army Plaza

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B040 Grand Army Plaza 2016-08-13 2016-08-13 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.67350006103515600, -73.97010040283203000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/13/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/13/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: August 13, 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.

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 9:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2016-08-13 2016-08-13 8:30 am 9:30 am 40.86059951782226600, -73.93379974365234000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:59 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run-Inwood Hill Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/13/nyrr-open-runinwood-hill-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/13/nyrr-open-runinwood-hill-park Date: August 13, 2016

Get moving in Inwood Hill Park! Enjoy free Saturday morning runs and walks at NYRR"s weekly open runs.

Everyone is welcomed. Volunteers are needed too!

Meet at the park entrance at the corner of Isham Street and Seaman Avenue.

Start time: 8:45 am

End time: 9:45 am

Contact phone: (646) 822-6731

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

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2016-08-13 2016-08-13 8:45 am 9:45 am 40.86999893188476600, -73.92109680175781000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f14992d004c.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Parent and Me Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/13/parent-and-me-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/13/parent-and-me-yoga Date: August 13, 2016

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 9:45 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

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

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2016-08-13 2016-08-13 9:00 am 9:45 am 40.86209869384765600, -73.93329620361328000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5727c6e903b5c.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:11 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Mind Body Fusion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/13/shape-up-nyc-mind-body-fusion http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/13/shape-up-nyc-mind-body-fusion Date: August 13, 2016

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

Location: Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2016-08-13 2016-08-13 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.50199890136719000, -74.25140380859375000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:09 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Astoria Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/13/nyrr-open-run-astoria-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/13/nyrr-open-run-astoria-park Date: August 13, 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: Astoria Park Track (in Astoria Park)

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Q004 Astoria Park 2016-08-13 2016-08-13 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.77669906616211000, -73.92579650878906000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/572a15bfb9157.jpg Fri, 01 Jul 2016 11:00:41 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: St. Mary's Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/13/nyrr-open-run-st-marys-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/13/nyrr-open-run-st-marys-park Date: August 13, 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: Eagle Avenue and 149th Street (in St. Mary's Park)

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2016-08-13 2016-08-13 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.81381420348400000, -73.91180372238200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/572a15e8eb87f.jpg Fri, 01 Jul 2016 11:00:42 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Crotona Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/13/nyrr-open-run-crotona-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/13/nyrr-open-run-crotona-park Date: August 13, 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: East path, north of tennis courts on Crotona Avenue (in Crotona Park)

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X010 Crotona Park 2016-08-13 2016-08-13 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.84100554638500000, -73.89473199844400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/577546f0a23e2.png Fri, 01 Jul 2016 11:00:44 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Inwood Hill Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/13/nyrr-open-run-inwood-hill-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/13/nyrr-open-run-inwood-hill-park Date: August 13, 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: Isham Street and Seaman Avenue (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2016-08-13 2016-08-13 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.87005996704101600, -73.92106628417969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/577556987c806.png Fri, 01 Jul 2016 11:00:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Fort Tryon Sir William's Dog Run Cleanup Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/13/fort-tryon-sir-williams-dog-run-cleanup-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/13/fort-tryon-sir-williams-dog-run-cleanup-day Date: August 13, 2016

Join a cleanup at Fort Tryon’s Sir William Dog Run! Volunteers can help pick up litter and redistribute some of the wood chips to areas that have low spots.

This will benefit all our furry friends who use our dog run!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Sir William's Dog Run (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2016-08-13 2016-08-13 9:00 am 11:00 am 40.86181010625700000, -73.93174206880200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57925147d06c6.jpg Fri, 22 Jul 2016 18:00:27 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Conference House Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/13/its-my-park-at-conference-house-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/13/its-my-park-at-conference-house-park Date: August 13, 2016

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Friends of Conference House Park to show some tender, loving care to Conference House Park. Volunteers will help with gardening preparation and beach cleanup to get the park ready for the warm weather. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2016-08-13 2016-08-13 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:15 EDT
<![CDATA[Hattie Carthan Community Farmers' Market]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/13/hattie-carthan-community-farmers-market http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/13/hattie-carthan-community-farmers-market Date: August 13, 2016

The Hattie Carthan Community Farmers’ Market is opening for its eighth season of healthy food, activities, education, and food justice programming.

This year, the market will continue to grow its youth program in order to employ, educate, and empower local teenagers through the Hattie Carthan Urban Agriculture Youth Corps. We have also worked feverishly to improve the environment and delivery of services to market shoppers through strategic improvements in the physical infrastructure and by partnering with The Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation to increase our local visibility and foot traffic in the markets. That partnership will offer us additional market days at sister market sites in the immediate community, and to host several cultural festivals in the market and garden, author readings in the childrens garden, bike tours which complement our natural programming, and increase advertising and promotions of both markets.

The Large Market will continue its Healthy Gains through Baking with Whole Grains at the newly-improved cooking island area in September; offer eggs and herbs for sale from the Hattie Carthan chicken coops and new herbal farm, and will continue to offer individuals and institutions an opportunity to receive local vegetables, eggs, and herbs by subscribing to our alternative distribution programs—The Mixed Basket weekly Program and Institutional Basket Program.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Hattie Carthan Garden (in Hattie Carthan Community Garden)

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B400 Hattie Carthan Community Garden 2016-08-13 2016-08-13 9:00 am 3:00 pm 40.68980026245117000, -73.94850158691406000 Wed, 13 Jul 2016 13:00:15 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience at Williamsbridge Oval]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/13/summer-sports-experience-at-williamsbridge-oval http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/13/summer-sports-experience-at-williamsbridge-oval Date: August 13, 2016

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 Williamsbridge Oval, kids will learn basketball, soccer, football, track & field, kickball, volleyball and street hockey! To find out more, please call the Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center at (718) 543-8672.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 543-8672

Location: Williamsbridge Oval,Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center (in Williamsbridge Oval)

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X104 Williamsbridge Oval 2016-08-13 2016-08-13 9:00 am 3:30 pm 40.87870025634765600, -73.87699890136719000; 40.87669691244100000, -73.87855219841000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573c8b564a761.jpg Fri, 10 Jun 2016 10:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Faces of Cuba Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/13/faces-of-cuba-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/13/faces-of-cuba-exhibition Date: August 13, 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 2016-08-13 2016-08-13 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Tue, 05 Jul 2016 17:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Club Fit: Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/13/club-fit-east-harlem http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/13/club-fit-east-harlem Date: August 13, 2016

Enjoy free, outdoor yoga classes. Yoga is a great way for the entire family to stay fit!

Mats will be provided for temporary use.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 333-2552

Location: Target East Harlem Community Garden

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2016-08-13 2016-08-13 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.79660034179687500, -73.93409729003906000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57027af0b4ff8.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Club Fit: Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/13/club-fit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/13/club-fit Date: August 13, 2016

Enjoy free, outdoor yoga classes! Yoga is a great way for the entire family to stay fit!

Mats will be provided for temporary use.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 333-2552

Location: Jane Bailey Memorial Garden

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2016-08-13 2016-08-13 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.68759918212890600, -73.95819854736328000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57027c944a67d.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Club Fit: Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/13/club-fit1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/13/club-fit1 Date: August 13, 2016

Enjoy free, outdoor yoga classes! Yoga is a great way for the entire family to stay fit!

Mats will be provided for temporary use.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 333-2552

Location: Garden of Hope

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2016-08-13 2016-08-13 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.68339920043945000, -73.94010162353516000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57027ee3e774d.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Moves with Limon Dance]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/13/moves-with-limon-dance http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/13/moves-with-limon-dance Date: August 13, 2016

Experience the joy of movement and dance.

Free classes are led by former and current members of the internationally-renowned modern dance company, Limon Dance.

Open to all levels and ages.

Visit bryantpark.org for updates and more information.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Lawn (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2016-08-13 2016-08-13 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.75350189209000000, -73.98370361328100000 Thu, 02 Jun 2016 12:00:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Yoga at Alice Austen House]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/13/free-yoga-at-alice-austen-house http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/13/free-yoga-at-alice-austen-house Date: August 13, 2016

Join us for a free gentle yoga session on the lawn of Clear Comfort.

This session is presented by Be Yoga & Dance of Rosebank, Staten Island, in partnership with Shape Up NYC.

Free yoga is offered on the second and fourth Saturdays in June, July, and August.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 816-4506

Location: Alice Austen House Museum (in Alice Austen Park)

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R117 Alice Austen Park 2016-08-13 2016-08-13 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.61460113525390600, -74.06310272216797000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575061d59c38c.jpg Fri, 03 Jun 2016 19:00:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Green Team]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/13/green-team http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/13/green-team Date: August 13, 2016

The Green Team provides essential horticultural care to the park, including planting, mulching, and removing invasive plants. The Green Team is a wonderful opportunity to learn about gardening, enjoy nature, and make the park look its best. No experience necessary.

New volunteers, please complete this form to RSVP.

Registered volunteers, please login to your volunteer profile to schedule yourself.

Photo by: Etienne Frossard

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-08-13 2016-08-13 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.70169830322265600, -73.99690246582031000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57644826540cc.jpg Fri, 17 Jun 2016 18:00:22 EDT
<![CDATA["Welcome!" program]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/13/welcome-program http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/13/welcome-program Date: August 13, 2016

Volunteer greeters will be available from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Washington Square Park Conservancy’s "Welcome! Wagon" to answer your questions about the park’s history and horticulture.

Tours will be available, free of charge. Tours begin at 11:00 a.m. and will depart from the Welcome Wagon. Tours are led by community volunteers. Tours are first-come, first-served.

You’ll find the Welcome! Wagon located near the Park House or Holley Plaza throughout the summer and early fall (but not on severely rainy days).

"Welcome!" is organized by the Washington Square Park Conservancy.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Holley Plaza (in Washington Square Park)

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M098 Washington Square Park 2016-08-13 2016-08-13 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.73130035400390600, -73.99819946289062000 Mon, 06 Jun 2016 17:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Kayaking]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/13/kayaking http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/13/kayaking Date: August 13, 2016

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

Additional Rules for Kayaking

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

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

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

Photo by: Etienne Frossard

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 2 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-08-13 2016-08-13 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.69944923094600000, -73.99875831604000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/576442dc134ba.jpg Fri, 17 Jun 2016 18:00:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Flora/Fauna/Feathers of Richmond County]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/13/florafaunafeathers-of-richmond-county http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/13/florafaunafeathers-of-richmond-county Date: August 13, 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 2016-08-13 2016-08-13 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[A Day in the Life of the Bronx River]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/13/a-day-in-the-life-of-the-bronx-river http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/13/a-day-in-the-life-of-the-bronx-river Date: August 13, 2016

Together with professional scientists, our Citizen Science Stewards will participate in different studies throughout the watershed, culminating with a data exchange information about how to get involved with our various CS opportunities.

More information will be coming soon!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430-4690

Location: Concrete Plant Park,180th Street and Boston Road (in Bronx Park)

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X305, X002 Concrete Plant Park, Bronx Park 2016-08-13 2016-08-13 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.82690048217773400, -73.88480377197266000; 40.84260177612300000, -73.87819671630900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575193ec5f7b4.jpg Fri, 15 Jul 2016 17:00:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Landmark at Socrates Sculpture Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/13/landmark http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/13/landmark Date: August 13, 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 2016-08-13 2016-08-13 10:00 am 8:00 pm 40.76839087611100000, -73.93660759925800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57362ea5d20d1.jpg Sun, 19 Jun 2016 02:00:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Zumba in West Harlem Piers Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/13/zumba-in-west-harlem-piers-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/13/zumba-in-west-harlem-piers-park Date: August 13, 2016

Summer on the Hudson and Shape Up NYC offers free fitness classes to help New Yorkers get and stay fit.

This class is a fusion of Latin, international. and popular music dance themes creating a dynamic, exciting, effective fitness system! The routines feature aerobic, fitness interval training with a combination of fast and slow rhythms that tone and sculpt the body with easy to follow dance steps.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: On the Pier (in West Harlem Piers)

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M376 West Harlem Piers 2016-08-13 2016-08-13 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.81880187988300000, -73.96109771728500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f5706748b17.jpg Fri, 10 Jun 2016 17:00:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/13/tai-chi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/13/tai-chi Date: August 13, 2016

Tai Chi classes are led by certified instructors from the Taoist Tai Chi Society of the USA. These classes offer the opportunity to learn the Taoist method, improve one’s health, relax, and exercise in an outdoor setting among changing exhibitions of contemporary sculpture.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2016-08-13 2016-08-13 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.76839087611100000, -73.93660759925800000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Stories at the Statue of Hans Christian Andersen]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/13/stories-at-the-statue-of-hans-christian-andersen http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/13/stories-at-the-statue-of-hans-christian-andersen Date: August 13, 2016

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

Gerald Fierst will share the H.C. Andersen story "Nightingale" and Arif Choudhury will share the Arabian story "Arabian Tale".

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Hans Christian Andersen Statue (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-08-13 2016-08-13 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.77450180053711000, -73.96779632568360000 Tue, 07 Jun 2016 22:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Walt Whitman Tours of Fort Greene Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/13/walt-whitman-tours-of-fort-greene-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/13/walt-whitman-tours-of-fort-greene-park Date: August 13, 2016

Join the Fort Greene Park Conservancy, the Walt Whitman Project, and American Opera Project on a free, 90-minute guided walking tour of Fort Greene Park. Learn about the park's history and Walt Whitman's life during his days in Brooklyn.

Registration is limited. Please register through the Fort Greene Park Conservancy's website.

The Walt Whitman Tours of Fort Greene Park are supported by a grant from the New York Council for the Humanities.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (646) 925-2564

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

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B032 Fort Greene Park 2016-08-13 2016-08-13 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.69219970703125000, -73.97480010986328000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573b74e94e6d5.jpg Wed, 08 Jun 2016 14:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[GreenThumb Workshop: Power of Herbs]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/13/greenthumb-workshop-power-of-herbs http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/13/greenthumb-workshop-power-of-herbs Date: August 13, 2016

Herbs are powerful in treating common sicknesses as well as other aspects impacting our quality of life. Let us explore the ancient art of herbs for arthritis, asthma, diabetes, blood pressure, beauty care, and much more.

RSVP here.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 602-5300

Location: Sparrow's Nest Community Garden

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2016-08-13 2016-08-13 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.74029000000000000, -73.85893100000000000 Tue, 21 Jun 2016 15:00:26 EDT
<![CDATA[Learn to Ride: Kids]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/13/learn-to-ride-kids http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/13/learn-to-ride-kids Date: August 13, 2016

Learn to Ride—kids is a free class for adults and mature teens who are ready to ride. It doesn't matter how old you are, we’ll get you rolling in no time. With our safe, easy, effective method, Learn to Ride students learn how to balance, pedal, start, stop, and steer a bike, as well as adjust a helmet for proper fit. Most kids learn to ride in one session, but even if they don’t, they can join us for another free class!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 408-0243

Location: Poor Richard's Playground

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M230 Poor Richard's Playground 2016-08-13 2016-08-13 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.79249954223633000, -73.94259643554688000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience at Chelsea Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/13/summer-sports-experience-at-chelsea-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/13/summer-sports-experience-at-chelsea-park Date: August 13, 2016

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 Chelsea Park, kids will take part in a softball program! They'll learn everything there is to know about softball and how to play. To find out more, please call (212) 408-0243.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 408-0243

Location: Chelsea Park

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M011 Chelsea Park 2016-08-13 2016-08-13 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.74990081787109400, -74.00060272216797000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573c8b564a761.jpg Fri, 27 May 2016 12:00:11 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience at Greenbelt]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/13/summer-sports-experience-at-greenbelt http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/13/summer-sports-experience-at-greenbelt Date: August 13, 2016

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 Greenbelt, on the outdoor playing fields behind the recreation center, kids will learn all about street hockey and basketball! To find out more, please email Richard.Costello@parks.nyc.gov.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Greenbelt Recreation Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2016-08-13 2016-08-13 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.59198260134300000, -74.13947248458900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573c8b564a761.jpg Wed, 18 May 2016 13:01:47 EDT