NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2017 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://nyc.gov/parks/events NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Wed, 28 Jun 2017 05:29:06 GMT <![CDATA[Broadway in Bryant Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/20/broadway-in-bryant-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/20/broadway-in-bryant-park Date: July 20, 2017

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

JULY 6

Hosted by Christine Nagy and includes performances from:
Preshow: Winner of Steinway’s Rising Star on Broadway Contest
STOMP
Groundhog Day
Wicked
The Phantom of the Opera

JULY 13

Hosted by Delilah and includes performances from:
Preshow: Aruba Tourist Authority Carnival Dancers
Kinky Boots
Beautiful: The Carole King Musical
School of Rock
Soulpepper on 42nd Street

JULY 20

Today’s show is hosted by Rich Kaminski and includes performances from:
Waitress
Chicago
Cats
Spamilton: An American Parody

JULY 27

Hosted by Delilah and includes performances from:
A Bronx Tale
Anastasia: Home at Last
Avenue Q
The Imbible

AUGUST 3

Hosted by Bob Bronson and includes performances from:
Preshow: Aruba Tourist Authority Carnival Dancers
Miss Saigon
Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812
Broadway Dreams

AUGUST 10

Hosted by Helen Little and includes performances from:
Preshow: Brooke Shapiro
Come From Away
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Bandstand
Curvy Widow

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 1:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2017-07-20 2017-07-20 12:30 pm 1:30 am 40.75370025634800000, -73.98359680175800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/594d62fe38f2a.jpg Fri, 23 Jun 2017 15:00:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Sing-a-Long Thursdays]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/20/bryant-park-singalong-thursdays http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/20/bryant-park-singalong-thursdays Date: July 20, 2017

Join award-winning musicians at the piano on the upper terrace for our popular sing-a-longs to showtunes and crowd favorites.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2017-07-20 2017-07-20 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.75370025634765600, -73.98359680175781000 Fri, 23 Jun 2017 14:15:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids Imaginative Arts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/20/kids-imaginative-arts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/20/kids-imaginative-arts Date: July 20, 2017

Get your creative juices flowing with imaginative art. Cell phone photography is part of the activities. Kids will create pieces combining 2D and 3D for creative effect. Use your cell phone camera to capture your 3D effect

Needed: Cell phone camera

Monthly Kids Imaginative Arts Projects

  • July: 3D Illusion - Stand it Up, 3D Hole, Sliding Water Drop, Floating Sphere
  • August: Pencil Sketch and Things Galore (2D and 3D combined)
  • Sseptember: Silhouettes Abalze (silouhettes and color mix)

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-07-20 2017-07-20 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 23 Jun 2017 14:15:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Ed Center Open Hours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/20/ed-center-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/20/ed-center-open-hours Date: July 20, 2017

Explore the park like never before with signature exhibits, interactive displays, and arts and crafts. This summer's themes will include pollination and the estuary.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Main Street (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2017-07-20 2017-07-20 3:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.70410156250000000, -73.99019622802734000 Fri, 23 Jun 2017 14:15:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Basketball Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/20/basketball-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/20/basketball-clinic Date: July 20, 2017

Join Big and Little Skills Academy for dynamic youth basketball clinics on Pier 2. Each program will include yoga to enhance flexibility, or flag football for agility training. Recommended for ages 8 to 17 years old.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 2 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2017-07-20 2017-07-20 4:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.70009994506800000, -73.99729919433600000 Mon, 19 Jun 2017 11:59:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Quiet Clubbing Generation Party]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/20/quiet-clubbing-generation-party http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/20/quiet-clubbing-generation-party Date: July 20, 2017

This free headphone party is all about different decades in music history and has something for everyone. Three live DJs will play everything from disco 70s and funky 80s, to dancy 90s, and the hottest 2k hits!

You must RSVP for free tickets. Please RSVP here.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: George Seuffert Bandshell (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2017-07-20 2017-07-20 5:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.69939422607422000, -73.85723114013672000 Thu, 01 Jun 2017 14:30:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Kayaking]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/20/kayaking http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/20/kayaking Date: July 20, 2017

Paddle on a sit-on-top kayak in the East River. Children younger than 18 years old must have an adult guardian present.

photo by Etienne Frossard, courtesy of Brooklyn Bridge Park

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 6:45 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 2 Dock (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2017-07-20 2017-07-20 5:30 pm 6:45 pm 40.69950103759765600, -73.99819946289062000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/594c3bdf1f3ca.jpg Thu, 22 Jun 2017 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[NYC Parks Wheelchair Softball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/20/nyc-parks-wheelchair-softball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/20/nyc-parks-wheelchair-softball Date: July 20, 2017

We’re looking forward to another successful and exciting season of wheelchair softball! Come out and learn the game--all you have to do is show up! Just bring your sports chair, or we can provide one for you if you're looking to play! Volunteers are welcome to join and assist with the game activities.

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (631) 374-2337

Location: Victory Field (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2017-07-20 2017-07-20 5:30 pm 8:00 pm 40.70140075683600000, -73.85299682617200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/593089678b5ab.jpg Mon, 05 Jun 2017 12:30:34 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/20/bryant-park-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/20/bryant-park-yoga Date: July 20, 2017

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

Class held on the lawn.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Lawn (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2017-07-20 2017-07-20 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.75350189209000000, -73.98370361328100000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/591b41d040b77.jpg Tue, 16 May 2017 14:29:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/20/free-yoga-morris-jumel-mansion http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/20/free-yoga-morris-jumel-mansion Date: July 20, 2017

Calm your mind and refresh your senses in the serene gardens of the Morris-Jumel Mansion, on Thursday evenings starting in June. Practitioners of all levels welcome to join this free flow and let go class.

An open-level vinyasa practice to pick up the pace and get you through the rest of your week with clear mind, open heart, and pep in your step. Shake off that mid-week slump and apply alignment principles adopted in Sunday's class to this rhythmic release flo

Instructor: Jacob Lacopo

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 333-2552

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

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M073 Roger Morris Park 2017-07-20 2017-07-20 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.83449935913086000, -73.93849945068360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59270d2732d78.jpg Wed, 31 May 2017 18:14:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: West Side Evening Stroll]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/20/central-park-tour-west-side-evening-stroll http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/20/central-park-tour-west-side-evening-stroll Date: July 20, 2017

Join us after work for an evening stroll along part of Central Park’s West side. Central Park Conservancy guides lead you on a casual walk from the southwest corner of Central Park to Tavern on the Green.

Learn about the Maine Monument, west side arches, Heckscher Ballfields, Sheep Meadow, and Tavern on the Green on this tour designed for New York summer evenings.

There are a few inclines. The tour starts inside the Park at the Central Park Conservancy kiosk at Merchants Gate (Central Park South/59th Street and Central Park West) and ends at Tavern on the Green (Central Park West between 66th and 67th Streets). For weather cancellation, ticket and other policies, please review Central Park's Conservancy's policies carefully. Groups of seven or more must schedule a custom tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org.

For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-07-20 2017-07-20 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.76825795574400000, -73.98132359981500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/579f7dacd1f17.jpg Thu, 08 Jun 2017 17:15:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Carpentry 101: Creating Projects for Your Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/20/carpentry-101 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/20/carpentry-101 Date: July 20, 2017

With the right tools, you can do a lot in your garden. We’ll discuss lumber and hardware selection, explain and use some measuring tools, and practice using hand and power tools on small garden projects.

Este taller se ofrecerá con traducción al Español.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 602-5300

Location: Eagle Slope Community Garden

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2017-07-20 2017-07-20 6:00 pm 7:30 pm 40.81570053100600000, -73.91159820556600000 Tue, 27 Jun 2017 17:30:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Open Track Night]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/20/open-track-night http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/20/open-track-night Date: July 20, 2017

This weekly event is an opportunity for adult runners and walkers of all abilities to utilize world-class Icahn Stadium! Once a month, Open Track Nights will also feature a free introductory running form seminar.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1899

Location: Icahn Stadium (in Randall's Island Park)

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2017-07-20 2017-07-20 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.79322814941406000, -73.92541503906250000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58b59fca4a92b.jpg Thu, 06 Apr 2017 13:15:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Senior Movement]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/20/summer-on-the-hudson-senior-movement http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/20/summer-on-the-hudson-senior-movement Date: July 20, 2017

Dances for a Variable Population master teacher Naomi Goldberg Haas and intergenerational company members lead a dance workshop focusing on seniors of all ages and abilities. Celebrate moving in strong and creative ways.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Pier I (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2017-07-20 2017-07-20 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.77970123291000000, -73.98889923095700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c06ee019eff.JPG Thu, 30 Mar 2017 15:29:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Yoga Flow]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/20/summer-on-the-hudson-yoga-flow http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/20/summer-on-the-hudson-yoga-flow Date: July 20, 2017

Link mindful breathing with movement in this full spectrum yoga practice that includes modifications and intensifications depending on experience level.

Veteran Nina Semczuk helps you cultivate strength, flexibility, balance, and focus while enjoying yoga outdoors.

Bring your own mat.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: North Lawn at 78th Street (in Riverside Park)

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M072 Riverside Park 2017-07-20 2017-07-20 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.78425352978800000, -73.98408865928600000 Thu, 23 Mar 2017 17:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Dance Away the Night with the City Stompers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/20/arts-culture-fun-flag-day-with-the-city-stompers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/20/arts-culture-fun-flag-day-with-the-city-stompers Date: July 20, 2017

The City Stompers invite you to get on your feet and move to the sounds of live American fiddle music. Swing your corner and do-si-do, join hands for a Virginia Reel and step right up and holler "yeehoo"!

This event is free and open to the public.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: 718 816-6172

Location: Midland Beach Splash Plaza (in Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach)

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R046 Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach 2017-07-20 2017-07-20 6:30 pm 8:00 pm 40.57849884033203000, -74.07759857177734000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58fa2f2264ae3.jpg Wed, 17 May 2017 15:15:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Everybody Tango!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/20/summer-on-the-hudson-everybody-tango http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/20/summer-on-the-hudson-everybody-tango Date: July 20, 2017

Enjoy Argentine Tango with an introductory lesson, music, and dancing in the open air led by Strictly Tango NYC.

Lessons take place at 6:45 and at 7:45.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: 311

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

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M376 West Harlem Piers 2017-07-20 2017-07-20 6:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.81883621215820000, -73.96091461181640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c07e0a115eb.JPG Tue, 30 May 2017 11:45:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Barefoot Dancing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/20/barefoot-dancing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/20/barefoot-dancing Date: July 20, 2017

Kick off your shoes and dance on the lush, green Van Cortlandt House Museum Lawn.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430-1890

Location: Van Cortlandt House Museum (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2017-07-20 2017-07-20 6:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.89114379882812500, -73.89489746093750000 Wed, 03 May 2017 14:29:44 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Flushing Meadows Corona Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/20/nyrr-open-run-flushing-meadows-corona-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/20/nyrr-open-run-flushing-meadows-corona-park Date: July 20, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2017-07-20 2017-07-20 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.74265728919200000, -73.84999632835400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58daa514d21db.jpg Mon, 19 Jun 2017 11:30:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Zumba under the Stars with Lisa G aka RockaZumbaWay]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/20/zumba-under-the-stars-with-lisa-g-aka-rockazumbaway http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/20/zumba-under-the-stars-with-lisa-g-aka-rockazumbaway Date: July 20, 2017

Get in shape with this popular form of exercise and dance which combines Latin and African dance steps.

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 2017-07-20 2017-07-20 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.57970046997100000, -73.82969665527300000 Thu, 20 Apr 2017 18:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[That 70s Project]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/20/that-70s-project http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/20/that-70s-project Date: July 20, 2017

Take a spectacular trip back to the 1970s and the quintessential musical styles that defined an era and inspired a generation!

Sponsored by The Forest Park Trust, Inc.

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 235-4100

Location: George Seuffert Bandshell (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2017-07-20 2017-07-20 7:30 pm 9:00 pm 40.69939422607422000, -73.85723114013672000 Mon, 01 May 2017 14:59:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies with a View: Casablanca]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/20/movies-with-a-view-casablanca http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/20/movies-with-a-view-casablanca Date: July 20, 2017

In Casablanca in December 1941, a cynical American expatriate encounters a former lover, with unforeseen complications. Move begins at sundown.

Pre-Show Party
The evening begins with DJ Emch (Subatomic Sound System) and the short film Victor & Isolina, directed by William D. Caballero and curated by BAMcinématek. Park your bike for free with Transportation Alternatives when you arrive!

Beer Garden opens and music starts at 6:00 p.m., movie begins at sundown.

About Movies with a View
Movies with a View takes place every Thursday evening in July and August. In 2017, 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 Harbor View Lawn with the dazzling Manhattan skyline before you.

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2017-07-20 2017-07-20 7:30 pm 10:00 pm 40.70294877799900000, -73.99473768472700000 Tue, 27 Jun 2017 14:15:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Classical Theatre of Harlem Presents The Three Musketeers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/20/classical-theatre-of-harlem-presents-the-three-musketeers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/20/classical-theatre-of-harlem-presents-the-three-musketeers Date: July 20, 2017

It's all for one and one for all as D'Artagnan and the Musketeers fight to protect the ones they love from the revolting exploits of Cardinal Richelieu.

A story of double crossings, kidnappings, and carefully-guarded secrets, complete with lavish fights and sweeping romance, The Three Musketeers reminds us that through strength, courage and unity, you can always defend what you believe in.

Directed by Jenny Bennett, Choreographed by Tiffany Rea-Fisher, Fight Director: Manny Brown

Friday evening performances begin at 8:30 p.m., immediately after JazzMobile.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 797-9938

Location: Richard Rodgers Amphitheater (in Marcus Garvey Park)

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M058 Marcus Garvey Park 2017-07-20 2017-07-20 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.80488245516300000, -73.94440275430700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/594427843a333.jpg Tue, 27 Jun 2017 11:30:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Journey to the Stars]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/20/journey-to-the-stars http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/20/journey-to-the-stars Date: July 20, 2017

Gaze across the New York sky and all the wonders it holds with Amateur Astronomers Association of New York. On Thursday nights in July and August, members of the Amateur Astronomers Association of New York will set up hi-powered telescopes for stargazing sessions that are free and open to the public. Weather permitting.

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2017-07-20 2017-07-20 8:30 pm 10:30 am 40.70169830322265600, -73.99690246582031000 Fri, 23 Jun 2017 16:30:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Ghostbusters]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/20/movies-under-the-stars-ghostbusters http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/20/movies-under-the-stars-ghostbusters Date: July 20, 2017

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

Unemployed parapsychologists devise a system for neutralizing ghosts when New York City comes under attack from supernatural demons.

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; space is available on a first-come, first-served basis. All are welcome!

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-667-3545

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

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R005 Clove Lakes Park 2017-07-20 2017-07-20 8:30 pm 10:30 pm 40.61798545080600000, -74.10562247037900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/594e894a8ea1c.jpg Mon, 26 Jun 2017 10:30:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Outdoor Movie Night: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/20/summer-outdoor-movie-night-fantastic-beasts-and-where-to-find-them http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/20/summer-outdoor-movie-night-fantastic-beasts-and-where-to-find-them Date: July 20, 2017

Come with your blanket and snacks to sit on the North Lawn in West Stuyvesant. There are many benches that allow for comfortable viewing and wheel chair access.

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
Our third summer movie is J.K. Rowling's Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. The year is 1926, and Newt Scamander has just completed a global excursion to find and document an extraordinary array of magical creatures. Arriving in New York for a brief stopover, he might have come and gone without incident, were it not for a No-Maj (American for Muggle) namedJacob, a misplaced magical case, and the escape of some of Newt's fantastic beasts, which could spell trouble for both the wizarding and No-Maj worlds.

Rain date: August 17

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time: 11:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: North Lawn (in Stuyvesant Square)

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M086 Stuyvesant Square 2017-07-20 2017-07-20 8:30 pm 11:00 pm 40.73418920855100000, -73.98416721820800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/592a4eeac39b4.jpg Mon, 26 Jun 2017 15:59:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Newsies (1992)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/20/movies-under-the-stars-newsies-1992 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/20/movies-under-the-stars-newsies-1992 Date: July 20, 2017

Join NYC Parks and the New York City Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment for a free film! Celebrate Throwback Thursdays with us this July and August with our 90’s Edition of the Tony Dapolito Rooftop Movie Festival!

When young newspaper sellers are exploited beyond reason by their bosses, they set out to enact change and are met by the ruthlessness of big business in this musical about the Newsboys' Strike of 1899. Rated PG-13.

To commemorate the 118th anniversary of the Strike's inception on July 20, 1899, this event will feature a special musical performance from AfterWork Theater's Sing Out program.

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

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time: 11:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 242-5228

Location: Tony Dapolito Recreation Center

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M103 Tony Dapolito Recreation Center 2017-07-20 2017-07-20 8:30 pm 11:30 pm 40.72959899902344000, -74.00540161132812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/594823f539665.jpg Mon, 19 Jun 2017 17:44:59 EDT
<![CDATA[The Fence]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/21/the-fence http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/21/the-fence Date: July 21, 2017

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

Start time: 0:00 am

End time: 11:59 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Brooklyn Bridge Park

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2017-07-21 2017-07-21 0:00 am 11:59 pm 40.70291519165039000, -73.99490356445312000 Thu, 22 Jun 2017 14:15:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Rush Summer Session @99 Plymouth]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/21/rush-summer-session-99-plymouth http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/21/rush-summer-session-99-plymouth Date: July 21, 2017

Come to 99 Plymouth and see the brilliant, site-specific murals created by the talented students of the Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation’s Summer Session. The paintings will celebrate the park as a place of natural beauty and respite in our often chaotic urban environment. The students will work in the style of NYC artist and Rush Director of Education, Meridith McNeal.

Rush Summer Session is a free art education program provided to underserved youth by the Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation.

Start time: 0:00 am

End time: 11:59 pm

Contact phone:

Location: 99 Plymouth Street (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2017-07-21 2017-07-21 0:00 am 11:59 pm 40.70405696345800000, -73.98930621147200000 Tue, 27 Jun 2017 17:30:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Introduction to Meditation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/21/introduction-to-meditation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/21/introduction-to-meditation Date: July 21, 2017

Known benefits of a regular meditation practice include stress reduction. improved concentration, increased self-awareness and sense of happiness, improved cardiovascular and immune health, and more. This class is designed to introduce brand new beginners to the practice of mediation. Please bring a mat of blanket to sit on.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 8:45 am

Contact phone: (212) 569-4112

Location: Pats Lawn (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2017-07-21 2017-07-21 8:00 am 8:45 am 40.87289810180664000, -73.91899871826172000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59442755cc0f0.jpg Fri, 16 Jun 2017 17:15:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Edgar Allan Poe Illustrated]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/21/edgar-allan-poe-illustrated http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/21/edgar-allan-poe-illustrated Date: July 21, 2017

Check out the Poe Visitor Center for an exhibition showcasing the literary work of Edgar Allan Poe, interpreted by contemporary illustrators Nancy Doniger, Donna Miskend, Dave Kopka and Carol (Klio) Burrell.

About the Artists

  • Donna Miskend is an exhibition curator, is an illustrator, designer and writer. She frequently designs for the August Strindberg Repertory Theatre, and exhibits her artwork throughout the U.S.
  • Michael Patrick Hearn has remained one of the most respected contemporary writers about children’s literature since the publication of The Annotated Wizard of Oz right after college. His many other books include The Annotated Christmas Carol, The Annotated Huckleberry Finn, The Victorian Fairy Tale Book; Myth, Magic and Mystery; and Tommy Ungerer Chronicler of the Absurd. He has created numerous exhibitions including the Tomi Ungerer show at The Eric Carle Museum. He has lectured all over the United States and Europe. He is often interviewed by the media and including byBBC4 and TCM. His latest book is The Annotated Edgar Allan Poe, available soon.
  • James Armstrong has had his plays performed by such theaters as The Attic Ensemble (The Four Doctors Huxley), the Abingdon Theatre Company (Foggy Bottom), Playwrights Forum (The Metric System), Sundog Theatre (Meucci's Message), and Detroit Rep (Capital). He has also adapted for the stage several 19th-century works, including A Christmas Carol, Alice in Wonderland, and Moby-Dick. He is a member of the Dramatists Guild of America and you can keep up with him at www.armstrongplays.com.
  • Dave Kopka engages in books, story boarding, comics, and pre-production work, but is fascinated with exploring a wide spectrum of illustration and being a creative force in visual narrative. Site and contact: davekopka.com, illustration@davekopka.com
  • Nancy Doniger has created many illustrations for the New York Times and appear in print and on the web for publishers and companies worldwide. Her most recent book is Lemonade: and Other Poems Squeezed from a Single Word, written by Bob Raczka for Roaring Brook Press. Site and contact: www.nancydoniger.com
  • Carol (Klio) Burrell is a comics illustrator and native New Yorker. Site and contact: http://spqrblues.com/IV/
  • Charlie Vázquez, is director of the Bronx Writers Center and author, whose work includes San Juan Noir, an anthology by Akashic Books.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-07-21 2017-07-21 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Thu, 01 Jun 2017 14:14:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Arsenal Gallery Exhibit: Plant Patterns]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/21/arsenal-gallery-exhibit-plant-patterns http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/21/arsenal-gallery-exhibit-plant-patterns Date: July 21, 2017

Plant Patterns features the work of Adam Frezza & Terri Chiao, Adrienne Elise Tarver, Karin Haas, Liesl Pfeffer, and Nick Wildermuth. The artists use plants’ impressive natural characteristics as a means to explore various themes in their graphic works. Domestic and wild flora have provided artists with inspiration for centuries. The diversity and multitude of plant colors, shapes, and repetitive forms, which evolved to lure pollinators, caution predators, and promote regeneration, are naturally appealing to artists’ sensibilities.

Curated by Jennifer Lantzas, Deputy Director of Public Art, NYC Parks

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 2017-07-21 2017-07-21 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59405bf6dc699.jpg Tue, 13 Jun 2017 18:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Pool Free Swim]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/21/popup-pool-free-swim http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/21/popup-pool-free-swim Date: July 21, 2017

Take in the sunshine and cool water at the Pier 2 Pop-Up Pool! The 30'x50' pool includes a sandy beach and play area with refreshing food and drinks from Lizzmonade.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 2 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2017-07-21 2017-07-21 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.69944923094600000, -73.99875831604000000 Fri, 23 Jun 2017 12:45:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Adult Imaginative Arts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/21/adult-imaginative-arts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/21/adult-imaginative-arts Date: July 21, 2017

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

July: Decorative Wine Bottles

August: Pencil Sketch and Things Galore

September: Silhouettes Ablaze

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-07-21 2017-07-21 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/594d640a27d67.jpg Fri, 23 Jun 2017 15:00:19 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks PuppetMobile presents Cinderella Samba at Owl’s Head Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/21/cityparks-puppetmobile-presents-cinderella-samba-at-owls-head-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/21/cityparks-puppetmobile-presents-cinderella-samba-at-owls-head-park Date: July 21, 2017

Cinderella Samba is a contemporary twist on the classic “Cinderella” fairy tale. The CityParks PuppetMobile production sets the timeless tale in the lush landscape of Brazil, where, thanks to the help of her fairy godmother, Cinderella attends Rio de Janeiro’s biggest Carnival gala and dances the samba with Prince Paulo himself. After Cinderella is forced to flee the gala just before midnight, the prince sets out to find the mystery woman who stole his heart, in hopes of marrying her.


The lively production features an original commissioned musical soundtrack that brings samba center-stage; handcrafted Carnival festival floats on parade; and one-of-a-kind marionettes donning their most vibrant Carnival costumes, created by the expert puppeteers from the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theater in Central Park.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Owl's Head Park

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B066 Owl's Head Park 2017-07-21 2017-07-21 4:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.64009857177734400, -74.03240203857422000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59400155bf134.jpg Tue, 13 Jun 2017 11:30:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Community Rowing at Van Cortlandt Park Lake]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/21/free-community-rowing-at-van-cortlandt-park-lake-in-the-bronx http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/21/free-community-rowing-at-van-cortlandt-park-lake-in-the-bronx Date: July 21, 2017

Join Village Community Boathouse's special new public rowing program on Van Cortlandt Park Lake in the Bronx!

This is a great chance to explore a beautiful park, learn to use the sculling boat, and introduce others to the joy of rowing. Community rowing is free and open to all; no experience or reservations necessary.

Check the Village Community Boathouse's social media feeds on Facebook and Twitter for possible last-minute changes due to weather or other circumstances. Or, visit their website at VCB.NYC. Email mailinglist@vcb.nyc to join the mailing list for updates.

For specifics on the Van Cortlandt Park lake row, please email VCPark@vcb.nyc.

Volunteers
We always apprecite volunteers. Those kind enough to help with the setup, please go to the container in the parking lot south of the lake. Volunteers should meet at 4:00 p.m.

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

Start time: 4:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 229-2059

Location: South end of lake (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2017-07-21 2017-07-21 4:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.88915215898600000, -73.89286369085300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/593cc52b52532.JPG Wed, 14 Jun 2017 12:30:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Friday Picnics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/21/bryant-park-friday-picnics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/21/bryant-park-friday-picnics Date: July 21, 2017

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

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Bryant Park Lawn (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2017-07-21 2017-07-21 5:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.75350189208984400, -73.98370361328125000 Tue, 02 May 2017 15:45:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Glow-In-The-Dark Paint Night]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/21/glow-in-the-dark-paint-night1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/21/glow-in-the-dark-paint-night1 Date: July 21, 2017

Create a stunning, luminous masterpiece! Participants will use glow-in-the-dark paint to bring out their creativity on a blank canvas.

This event is FREE and open to the public.

Space is limted and RSVP is required. Please call (212) 447-2023 or email Erica.Serrano@parks.nyc.gov to make a reservation.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 447-2023

Location: Asser Levy Recreation Center (in Asser Levy Playground)

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M164 Asser Levy Playground 2017-07-21 2017-07-21 6:00 pm 8:30 pm 40.73609924316406000, -73.97570037841797000 Tue, 20 Jun 2017 15:29:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Harlem Dances]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/21/summer-on-the-hudson-harlem-dances http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/21/summer-on-the-hudson-harlem-dances Date: July 21, 2017

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

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

Schedule

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: 311

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

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M376 West Harlem Piers 2017-07-21 2017-07-21 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.81883621215820000, -73.96091461181640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c081f582b24.JPG Thu, 30 Mar 2017 14:14:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Body Combat with Dodge YMCA]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/21/body-combat-with-dodge-ymca http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/21/body-combat-with-dodge-ymca Date: July 21, 2017

Strike, punch, kick, and kata your way through calories to superior martial arts-inspired cardio fitness.

Your instructor will lead you through a workout which combines upper and lower body moves using power training, muay thai, and karate.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 6 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2017-07-21 2017-07-21 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.69260025024414000, -74.00189971923828000 Tue, 27 Jun 2017 11:14:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Hip Hop Dance Aerobics with Dodge YMCA]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/21/hip-hop-dance-aerobics-with-dodge-ymca http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/21/hip-hop-dance-aerobics-with-dodge-ymca Date: July 21, 2017

This Dodge YMCA class gets your heart pumping with hip-hop music and hot step-by-step dance moves.

This class teaches step by step movements with fun choreography, so you can get your feet moving and your heart pumping.

A few notes:
- 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: Pier 3 Greenway Terrace (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2017-07-21 2017-07-21 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.69720421843000000, -73.99818968772900000 Tue, 27 Jun 2017 11:14:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Movie Nights in the Rockways: Up]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/21/movie-nights-in-the-rockways http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/21/movie-nights-in-the-rockways Date: July 21, 2017

We're hosting free movie nights in the Rockaways for the entire family to enjoy. Refreshments will be served! Bring a chair or blanket.

Up
Carl Fredricksen (Ed Asner), a 78 year-old balloon salesman, is about to fulfill a lifelong dream. Tying thousands of balloons to his house, he flies away to the South American wilderness. But Carl's worst nightmare comes true when he discovers a little boy named Russell is a stowaway aboard the balloon-powered house.

Sponsored by Councilman Eric Ulrich

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 318-4000

Location: Beach 94th Street, off Shorefront Parkway (in Rockaway Beach)

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Q050 Rockaway Beach 2017-07-21 2017-07-21 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.58319854736300000, -73.81539916992200000 Tue, 27 Jun 2017 14:44:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Classical Theatre of Harlem Presents The Three Musketeers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/21/classical-theatre-of-harlem-presents-the-three-musketeers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/21/classical-theatre-of-harlem-presents-the-three-musketeers Date: July 21, 2017

It's all for one and one for all as D'Artagnan and the Musketeers fight to protect the ones they love from the revolting exploits of Cardinal Richelieu.

A story of double crossings, kidnappings, and carefully-guarded secrets, complete with lavish fights and sweeping romance, The Three Musketeers reminds us that through strength, courage and unity, you can always defend what you believe in.

Directed by Jenny Bennett, Choreographed by Tiffany Rea-Fisher, Fight Director: Manny Brown

Friday evening performances begin at 8:30 p.m., immediately after JazzMobile.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 797-9938

Location: Richard Rodgers Amphitheater (in Marcus Garvey Park)

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M058 Marcus Garvey Park 2017-07-21 2017-07-21 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.80488245516300000, -73.94440275430700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/594427843a333.jpg Tue, 27 Jun 2017 11:30:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Films on the Green Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/21/summer-on-the-hudson-films-on-the-green-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/21/summer-on-the-hudson-films-on-the-green-festival Date: July 21, 2017

The French Embassy and NYC Parks present the 10th annual outdoor Films on the Green Festival featuring free French films in NYC parks.

Films to be announced.

Visit frenchculture.org for more details.

(rain dates July 22 & 29)

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 11:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Pier I (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2017-07-21 2017-07-21 8:00 pm 11:00 pm 40.77970123291000000, -73.98889923095700000 Thu, 30 Mar 2017 17:44:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Films on the Green: Lumiere D'eteby Grémillon, selected by Matías Piñeiro]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/21/films-on-the-green-lumiere-dete-by-grmillon-selected-by-matas-pieiro http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/21/films-on-the-green-lumiere-dete-by-grmillon-selected-by-matas-pieiro Date: July 21, 2017

Matías Piñeiro's Pick for #FilmsontheGreen

Lumiere D'ete
Directed by Jean Grémillon
With Madeleine Renaud, Pierre Brasseur
1943 | Drama | 1h50 | France | Janus Films

Arriving at a remote mountaintop hotel in Provence, the Parisian Michèle is involved in a love triangle with a worker and an aristocrat whose neighboring castle will be the scene of a show-stopping costume ball.

Films in French with English subtitles
Music by WHCS Radio DJ prior to the screening!


#FilmsontheGreen | Free French films in NYC Parks

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 439-1425

Location: Pier I (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2017-07-21 2017-07-21 8:30 pm 10:30 pm 40.77970123291000000, -73.98889923095700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/590b7c69e65e4.jpg Tue, 27 Jun 2017 13:44:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Up]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/21/movie-under-the-stars-up http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/21/movie-under-the-stars-up Date: July 21, 2017

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

An old man and a young explorer team up and take on the wilderness after the elderly salesman's plan to reach South America via helium balloons pays off. Against all odds, the unlikely pair come to rely on one another.

Know Before You Go
You should arrive before 7:30 p.m. to get your spot. Feel free to bring a blanket to sit on; there will be a limited supply of chairs available. Bottled water is OK, but no glass. Reservations are not taken; space is available on a first-come, first-served basis. All are welcome!

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 393-7370

Location: Beach 94th Street, off Shorefront Parkway (in Rockaway Beach)

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Q050 Rockaway Beach 2017-07-21 2017-07-21 8:30 pm 10:30 pm 40.58319854736300000, -73.81539916992200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59382315b135e.jpg Mon, 19 Jun 2017 11:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Jaws]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/21/movies-under-the-stars-jaws http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/21/movies-under-the-stars-jaws Date: July 21, 2017

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

An enormous great white shark terrorizes a summer resort town, where a police chief, a fisherman and a marine biologist realize they're "gonna need a bigger boat" to battle the bloodthirsty beast.

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; space is available on a first-come, first-served basis. All are welcome!

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-667-3545

Location: Cedar Grove Beach Parking Lot (in Great Kills Park)

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R016 Great Kills Park 2017-07-21 2017-07-21 8:30 pm 10:30 pm 40.55989837646500000, -74.10179901123000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/594e89d4a5888.jpg Mon, 26 Jun 2017 10:30:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Coney Island Friday Night Fireworks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/21/coney-island-friday-night-fireworks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/21/coney-island-friday-night-fireworks Date: July 21, 2017

Watch the fireworks illuminate the sky at Coney Island Beach and Boardwalk from June 23, 2017 to September 1, 2017.

The fireworks show starts at 9:30 p.m.

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

Start time: 9:30 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 372-2592

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

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B169 Coney Island Beach & Boardwalk 2017-07-21 2017-07-21 9:30 pm 10:00 pm 40.57329940795900000, -73.97799682617200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/593b19357d31e.jpg Fri, 09 Jun 2017 18:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[The Fence]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/22/the-fence http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/22/the-fence Date: July 22, 2017

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

Start time: 0:00 am

End time: 11:59 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Brooklyn Bridge Park

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2017-07-22 2017-07-22 0:00 am 11:59 pm 40.70291519165039000, -73.99490356445312000 Thu, 22 Jun 2017 14:15:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Rush Summer Session @99 Plymouth]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/22/rush-summer-session-99-plymouth http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/22/rush-summer-session-99-plymouth Date: July 22, 2017

Come to 99 Plymouth and see the brilliant, site-specific murals created by the talented students of the Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation’s Summer Session. The paintings will celebrate the park as a place of natural beauty and respite in our often chaotic urban environment. The students will work in the style of NYC artist and Rush Director of Education, Meridith McNeal.

Rush Summer Session is a free art education program provided to underserved youth by the Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation.

Start time: 0:00 am

End time: 11:59 pm

Contact phone:

Location: 99 Plymouth Street (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2017-07-22 2017-07-22 0:00 am 11:59 pm 40.70405696345800000, -73.98930621147200000 Tue, 27 Jun 2017 17:30:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Yoga on the Beach: Beginner Hatha Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/22/yoga-on-the-beach http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/22/yoga-on-the-beach Date: July 22, 2017

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 2017-07-22 2017-07-22 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.58000183105469000, -73.82879638671875000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58f9299c8de8e.jpg Thu, 20 Apr 2017 17:44:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Van Cortlandt Track Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/22/van-cortlandt-track-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/22/van-cortlandt-track-club Date: July 22, 2017

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 430-1890

Location: Van Cortlandt Stadium (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2017-07-22 2017-07-22 8:00 am 9:30 am 40.88800048828125000, -73.89679718017578000 Mon, 24 Apr 2017 13:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Bird Walks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/22/bird-walks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/22/bird-walks Date: July 22, 2017

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 430-1890

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2017-07-22 2017-07-22 8:00 am 9:30 am 40.89110183715800000, -73.89399719238300000 Mon, 01 May 2017 11:15:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Socrates Farmers Market]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/22/socrates-farmers-market http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/22/socrates-farmers-market Date: July 22, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 956-1819

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2017-07-22 2017-07-22 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.76839087611100000, -73.93660759925800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5947f17e651b7.jpg Mon, 19 Jun 2017 12:15:05 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Edmonds Playground]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/22/its-my-park-at-edmonds-playground http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/22/its-my-park-at-edmonds-playground Date: July 22, 2017

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Friends of Ronald Edmonds Playground to care for the park at Edmonds Playground. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 219-1405

Location: Dekalb Avenue and Adelphi Street (in Edmonds Playground)

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B321 Edmonds Playground 2017-07-22 2017-07-22 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.68934857893400000, -73.97120813192800000 Mon, 26 Jun 2017 16:15:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/22/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/22/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: July 22, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 9:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2017-07-22 2017-07-22 8:30 am 9:30 am 40.86059951782226600, -73.93379974365234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5835d712e52a1.JPG Wed, 23 Nov 2016 15:45:10 EST
<![CDATA[Parent and Me Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/22/parent-and-me-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/22/parent-and-me-yoga Date: July 22, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 9:45 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

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

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2017-07-22 2017-07-22 9:00 am 9:45 am 40.86209869384765600, -73.93329620361328000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5727c6e903b5c.jpg Wed, 19 Apr 2017 16:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Soundview Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/22/nyrr-open-run-soundview-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/22/nyrr-open-run-soundview-park Date: July 22, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

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

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X118 Soundview Park 2017-07-22 2017-07-22 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.82009887695300000, -73.87239837646500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5940551462ae4.jpg Mon, 19 Jun 2017 12:15:04 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Astoria Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/22/nyrr-open-run-astoria-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/22/nyrr-open-run-astoria-park Date: July 22, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Astoria Park Track (in Astoria Park)

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Q004 Astoria Park 2017-07-22 2017-07-22 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.77669906616211000, -73.92579650878906000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58daa3317c06c.jpg Mon, 19 Jun 2017 11:30:00 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Canarsie Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/22/nyrr-open-run-canarsie-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/22/nyrr-open-run-canarsie-park Date: July 22, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

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

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B018 Canarsie Park 2017-07-22 2017-07-22 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.62897491455078000, -73.89597320556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58daa366dd267.jpg Mon, 19 Jun 2017 11:30:01 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Inwood Hill Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/22/nyrr-open-run-inwood-hill-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/22/nyrr-open-run-inwood-hill-park Date: July 22, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

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

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2017-07-22 2017-07-22 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.86990581800800000, -73.92093217372900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58daa38c0d02e.jpg Mon, 19 Jun 2017 11:30:02 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: St. Mary's Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/22/nyrr-open-run-st-marys-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/22/nyrr-open-run-st-marys-park Date: July 22, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

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

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2017-07-22 2017-07-22 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.81381420348400000, -73.91180372238200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58daa3f846bdb.jpg Mon, 19 Jun 2017 11:30:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Edgar Allan Poe Illustrated]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/22/edgar-allan-poe-illustrated http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/22/edgar-allan-poe-illustrated Date: July 22, 2017

Check out the Poe Visitor Center for an exhibition showcasing the literary work of Edgar Allan Poe, interpreted by contemporary illustrators Nancy Doniger, Donna Miskend, Dave Kopka and Carol (Klio) Burrell.

About the Artists

  • Donna Miskend is an exhibition curator, is an illustrator, designer and writer. She frequently designs for the August Strindberg Repertory Theatre, and exhibits her artwork throughout the U.S.
  • Michael Patrick Hearn has remained one of the most respected contemporary writers about children’s literature since the publication of The Annotated Wizard of Oz right after college. His many other books include The Annotated Christmas Carol, The Annotated Huckleberry Finn, The Victorian Fairy Tale Book; Myth, Magic and Mystery; and Tommy Ungerer Chronicler of the Absurd. He has created numerous exhibitions including the Tomi Ungerer show at The Eric Carle Museum. He has lectured all over the United States and Europe. He is often interviewed by the media and including byBBC4 and TCM. His latest book is The Annotated Edgar Allan Poe, available soon.
  • James Armstrong has had his plays performed by such theaters as The Attic Ensemble (The Four Doctors Huxley), the Abingdon Theatre Company (Foggy Bottom), Playwrights Forum (The Metric System), Sundog Theatre (Meucci's Message), and Detroit Rep (Capital). He has also adapted for the stage several 19th-century works, including A Christmas Carol, Alice in Wonderland, and Moby-Dick. He is a member of the Dramatists Guild of America and you can keep up with him at www.armstrongplays.com.
  • Dave Kopka engages in books, story boarding, comics, and pre-production work, but is fascinated with exploring a wide spectrum of illustration and being a creative force in visual narrative. Site and contact: davekopka.com, illustration@davekopka.com
  • Nancy Doniger has created many illustrations for the New York Times and appear in print and on the web for publishers and companies worldwide. Her most recent book is Lemonade: and Other Poems Squeezed from a Single Word, written by Bob Raczka for Roaring Brook Press. Site and contact: www.nancydoniger.com
  • Carol (Klio) Burrell is a comics illustrator and native New Yorker. Site and contact: http://spqrblues.com/IV/
  • Charlie Vázquez, is director of the Bronx Writers Center and author, whose work includes San Juan Noir, an anthology by Akashic Books.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-07-22 2017-07-22 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Thu, 01 Jun 2017 14:14:46 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Green Central Knoll]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/22/its-my-park-at-green-central-knoll http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/22/its-my-park-at-green-central-knoll Date: July 22, 2017

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Bushwick Parents | Padres de Bushwick to clean and beautify at Green Central Knoll. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Entrance on Central Avenue (in Green Central Knoll)

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B395 Green Central Knoll 2017-07-22 2017-07-22 9:30 am 1:30 pm 40.70249938964844000, -73.93299102783203000 Mon, 26 Jun 2017 16:15:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Zumba - Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/22/shape-up-zumbaadults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/22/shape-up-zumbaadults Date: July 22, 2017

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-07-22 2017-07-22 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Thu, 17 Nov 2016 13:14:57 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Moves with Limon Dance]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/22/bryant-park-moves-with-limon-dance http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/22/bryant-park-moves-with-limon-dance Date: July 22, 2017

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.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2017-07-22 2017-07-22 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.75370025634765600, -73.98359680175781000 Fri, 26 May 2017 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/22/free-yoga-brooklyn http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/22/free-yoga-brooklyn Date: July 22, 2017

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 333-2552

Location: Garden of Hope

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2017-07-22 2017-07-22 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.68339920043945000, -73.94010162353516000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59270718b4bed.JPG Tue, 30 May 2017 17:45:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/22/free-yoga-brooklyn1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/22/free-yoga-brooklyn1 Date: July 22, 2017

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 333-2552

Location: Jane Bailey Memorial Garden

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2017-07-22 2017-07-22 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.68759918212890600, -73.95819854736328000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59270a3428d90.jpg Tue, 30 May 2017 17:45:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/22/free-yoga-east-harlem http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/22/free-yoga-east-harlem Date: July 22, 2017

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

Free yoga mats available for temporary use.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 333-2552

Location: Target East Harlem Community Garden

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2017-07-22 2017-07-22 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.79660034179687500, -73.93409729003906000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59270f7b85227.jpg Tue, 30 May 2017 17:59:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Vegetable Gardening: Crop Planning for Maximizing Harvest]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/22/vegetable-gardening-crop-planning-for-maximizing-harvest http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/22/vegetable-gardening-crop-planning-for-maximizing-harvest Date: July 22, 2017

Participants will learn how to create an efficient crop plan to maximize yield in a small space using succession planting while maintaining healthy soil
through crop rotation and other organic techniques. They will tour Battery Urban Farm to see these techniques in action.

Pre-registration is required.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 344-3491

Location: Battery Urban Farm (in The Battery)

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M005 The Battery 2017-07-22 2017-07-22 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.70328903198242000, -74.01482391357422000 Tue, 27 Jun 2017 17:30:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Gentle Flow Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/22/gentle-flow-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/22/gentle-flow-yoga Date: July 22, 2017

Join us on the lawn of Clear Comfort for yoga every other Saturday this summer. Led by Be Yoga & Dance in partnership with Shape Up NYC.

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 2017-07-22 2017-07-22 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.61460113525390600, -74.06310272216797000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/593d78ebed511.JPG Thu, 15 Jun 2017 17:29:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Green Team]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/22/green-team http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/22/green-team Date: July 22, 2017

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

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

New volunteers, please complete this form to RSVP.

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2017-07-22 2017-07-22 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.70169830322265600, -73.99690246582031000 Fri, 03 Mar 2017 17:15:23 EST
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Conference House Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/22/its-my-park-at-conference-house-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/22/its-my-park-at-conference-house-park Date: July 22, 2017

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2017-07-22 2017-07-22 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 Mon, 03 Apr 2017 14:45:03 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Owl's Head Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/22/its-my-park-at-owls-head-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/22/its-my-park-at-owls-head-park Date: July 22, 2017

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Owl's Head Hort Group to beautify the neighborhood through horticulture work at Owl's Head Park. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 748-9522

Location: 67th Street and Colonial Road Entrance (in Owl's Head Park)

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B066 Owl's Head Park 2017-07-22 2017-07-22 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.63952255249000000, -74.03029632568400000 Mon, 26 Jun 2017 16:30:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Spray a Watercolor Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/22/family-art-project-spray-a-watercolor-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/22/family-art-project-spray-a-watercolor-garden Date: July 22, 2017

In conjunction with the exhibition Flora Fantastica! in Glyndor Gallery, paint the colors of summer into a garden painting made without brushes, and inspired by all the flowering plants in the garden. Work with mists of watercolor in a painting outdoors, and combine it with color-soaked, paper flowers to create your own blooming vision. Bountiful Blooms Weekend event.

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2017-07-22 2017-07-22 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/593834b9d3a4c.jpg Tue, 13 Jun 2017 17:29:55 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Elmhurst Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/22/its-my-park-at-elmhurst-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/22/its-my-park-at-elmhurst-park Date: July 22, 2017

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Assemblymember Barnwell's Office to do a general cleanup at Elmhurst Park. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 651-3185

Location: Elmhurst Park Comfort Station (in Elmhurst Park)

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Q492 Elmhurst Park 2017-07-22 2017-07-22 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.73055943456500000, -73.88511338830000000 Mon, 26 Jun 2017 16:30:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Kayaking]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/22/kayaking http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/22/kayaking Date: July 22, 2017

Paddle on a sit-on-top kayak in the East River. Children under 18 must have an adult guardian present.

photo by Etienne Frossard, courtesy of Brooklyn Bridge Park

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 2 Dock (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2017-07-22 2017-07-22 10:00 am 3:00 pm 40.69950103759765600, -73.99819946289062000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/594c3c3d775a9.jpg Thu, 22 Jun 2017 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Drew Playground]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/22/its-my-park-at-drew-playground http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/22/its-my-park-at-drew-playground Date: July 22, 2017

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Bringing the Peace to clean up and remove litter at Drew Playground. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (347) 697-0879

Location: Drew Playground

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X021 Drew Playground 2017-07-22 2017-07-22 10:00 am 3:00 pm 40.83309936523437500, -73.90329742431640000 Mon, 26 Jun 2017 16:15:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Lucy Wilner: Us and Them, Birds at the Intersection of Natural and Man-made Worlds]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/22/lucy-wilner-us-and-them-birds-at-the-intersection-of-natural-and-manmade-worlds http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/22/lucy-wilner-us-and-them-birds-at-the-intersection-of-natural-and-manmade-worlds Date: July 22, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2017-07-22 2017-07-22 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59075dee7abf6.jpg Wed, 03 May 2017 17:30:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Pool Free Swim]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/22/popup-pool-free-swim http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/22/popup-pool-free-swim Date: July 22, 2017

Take in the sunshine and cool water at the Pier 2 Pop-Up Pool! The 30'x50' pool includes a sandy beach and play area with refreshing food and drinks from Lizzmonade.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 2 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2017-07-22 2017-07-22 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.69944923094600000, -73.99875831604000000 Fri, 23 Jun 2017 12:45:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Butt & Gut]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/22/summer-on-the-hudson-butt-gut http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/22/summer-on-the-hudson-butt-gut Date: July 22, 2017

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

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:15 am

Contact phone: 311

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

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M072 Riverside Park 2017-07-22 2017-07-22 10:30 am 11:15 am 40.79199981689500000, -73.97899627685500000 Thu, 30 Mar 2017 14:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Shape Up NYC Zumba in West Harlem Piers Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/22/summer-on-the-hudson-shape-up-nyc-zumba-in-west-harlem-piers-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/22/summer-on-the-hudson-shape-up-nyc-zumba-in-west-harlem-piers-park Date: July 22, 2017

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

Colorful outfits are encouraged!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

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

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M376 West Harlem Piers 2017-07-22 2017-07-22 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.81883621215820000, -73.96091461181640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c07c687d486.JPG Thu, 23 Mar 2017 17:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Stories at the Statue of Hans Christian Andersen]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/22/stories-at-the-statue-of-hans-christian-andersen http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/22/stories-at-the-statue-of-hans-christian-andersen Date: July 22, 2017

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

LuAnn Adams will share the Egyptian story "Blue Hippopotamus" and Heather Forest will share the Persian story "The Hunchback."

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Hans Christian Andersen Statue (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-07-22 2017-07-22 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.77450180053711000, -73.96779632568360000 Thu, 08 Jun 2017 11:30:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Public Art and Yoga In Fort Greene Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/22/public-art-and-yoga-in-fort-greene-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/22/public-art-and-yoga-in-fort-greene-park Date: July 22, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

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

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B032 Fort Greene Park 2017-07-22 2017-07-22 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.69319915771484400, -73.97389984130860000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5943e0805358f.JPG Fri, 16 Jun 2017 09:45:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/22/garden-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/22/garden-highlights-walk Date: July 22, 2017

Join us for an hour-long tour of seasonal garden highlights.

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2017-07-22 2017-07-22 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59383991ee0bb.jpg Fri, 09 Jun 2017 13:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Seining]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/22/seining http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/22/seining Date: July 22, 2017

Catch-and-release fishing is a great way to get outdoors and discover nature just a few blocks from home.

Our experienced Rangers teach the ethics of fishing and the ecology of our waterways on every fishing program. Get ready to get your hands wet, seining programs use nets to catch fish.

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Neptune Avenue and Bayview Avenue

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2017-07-22 2017-07-22 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.57902020000000000, -73.99565570000000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5939c72dc4cea.jpg Thu, 08 Jun 2017 18:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Conservatory Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/22/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/22/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden Date: July 22, 2017

Join us for a staff-led tour through three gardens in one! From a magnificent wrought-iron gate made in 1894 to a sculptural tribute to The Secret Garden, Central Park Conservancy staff take you on a guided stroll amid thousands of trees, shrubs, bulbs, perennials, and annuals that bloom throughout the year. Learn about Conservatory Garden's history, design, and botanical specimens, from the professionals who care for it. This tour is bound to give visitors a new appreciation for this special space in Central Park

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Vanderbilt Gate (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-07-22 2017-07-22 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.79349899291992000, -73.95189666748047000 Mon, 12 Jun 2017 12:30:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Keeping Chickens Part 1: Spring and Summer (Bronx)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/22/keeping-chickens-part-1-spring-and-summer-bronx http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/22/keeping-chickens-part-1-spring-and-summer-bronx Date: July 22, 2017

Learn the nuts and bolts of keeping chickens in the city. This workshop will be the first in a two-part series: this summer we’ll cover maintenance for spring and summer, and in the fall we’ll discuss maintenance for fall and winter. Gardeners who attend both sessions will be eligible to receive a book on keeping chickens! Part 1 this summer will be offered in two locations, and Part 2 will be offered in the fall.

Facilitated by Lilly Kesselman, GreenThumb community gardener at Brook Park, and GreenThumb

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 602-5300

Location: Friends of Brook Park

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2017-07-22 2017-07-22 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.80875396728515600, -73.91910552978516000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/592f2e05313dc.JPG Thu, 22 Jun 2017 15:45:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Conservancy's Chess Lecture and Simul Series]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/22/central-park-conservancys-chess-lecture-and-simul-series http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/22/central-park-conservancys-chess-lecture-and-simul-series Date: July 22, 2017

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

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

Registration begins at 10:00 AM

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

Location: Chess & Checkers House (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-07-22 2017-07-22 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.76890182495117000, -73.97460174560547000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58ebda181c9da.jpg Wed, 03 May 2017 17:30:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Urban Farm Exploration Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/22/urban-farm-exploration-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/22/urban-farm-exploration-day Date: July 22, 2017

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1899

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

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2017-07-22 2017-07-22 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.78369903564453000, -73.92621612548828000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58b5a4ab18fbc.JPG Mon, 13 Mar 2017 17:15:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Rowing on Prospect Park Lake]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/22/rowing-on-prospect-park-lake-free http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/22/rowing-on-prospect-park-lake-free Date: July 22, 2017

The Village Community Boathouse is offering free public rowing on Prospect Park Lake this summer.

Rowing is a beautifully simple, healthy, and empowering sport, and the ample waters of the lake are an ideal place to pursue its pleasures.

Community rowing is free and open to all; no experience or reservations necessary. Sessions run from noon until 4:00 p.m. on Saturdays from June 10 to August 26. Boats are launched from the ramp on Well House Drive in the southwest corner of the lake. The temporary boathouse–two shipping containers–is located just across from the ramp.

Who Can Participate
Community rowing is open to all, although some physical dexterity is required to get in and out of the boats. The focus of the program is recreation in a safe and respectful environment. Each participant must sign a waiver; kids and teens younger than 18 must be escorted by a parent. Life jackets are provided—and must be worn!

What You'll Row
We use a diverse fleet of traditional wooden rowing boats, built by volunteers and similar in shape and appearance to those used in the early days of park rowing.

How the Villiage Community Boathouse is Funded
We are a nonprofit organization entirely run by volunteers. While no commitment is required from those who row with us, our facilities, boats and equipment require regular upkeep and repair. The park is surrounded by a large and diverse population that needs more access to on-water recreation.Your donations make our program possible. If you're looking to volunteer, please email volunteers@vcb.nyc.

Contact
For more information about the Village Community Boathouse and its programs, please email info@vcb.nyc. Please check the Village Community Boathouse's social media feeds on Facebook and Twitter for possible last minute changes due to weather or other circumstances.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 229-2059

Location: The Well House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2017-07-22 2017-07-22 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.65684512758200000, -73.97034907341000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/592238ca05299.JPG Wed, 31 May 2017 18:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Rangers Choice: Medicinal Plants]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/22/rangers-choice-medicinal-plants http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/22/rangers-choice-medicinal-plants Date: July 22, 2017

Learn how common plants have been used by humans throughout history to ease pain and cure diseases.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 548-0912

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2017-07-22 2017-07-22 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.89110183715800000, -73.89399719238300000 Tue, 06 Jun 2017 17:45:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Art Exhibition: Flora/Fauna/Feathers of Richmond County]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/22/florafaunafeathers-of-richmond-county http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/22/florafaunafeathers-of-richmond-county Date: July 22, 2017

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

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

Organized & curated by Gail Middleton / Creative Photographers Guild

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2017-07-22 2017-07-22 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.50500106811500000, -74.25370025634800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59088cfc9d17a.jpg Tue, 02 May 2017 15:14:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Rocking the Boat: Free Community Rowing and Sailing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/22/rocking-the-boat-free-community-rowing-sailing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/22/rocking-the-boat-free-community-rowing-sailing Date: July 22, 2017

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

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

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

Free Sailing

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

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 466-5799

Location: Hunts Point Riverside Park

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X336 Hunts Point Riverside Park 2017-07-22 2017-07-22 1:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.81750106811523400, -73.88240051269531000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5909ec80b4a13.jpg Mon, 05 Jun 2017 16:15:34 EDT
<![CDATA[Volunteer Orientation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/22/volunteer-orientation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/22/volunteer-orientation Date: July 22, 2017

Want to get more involved at Brooklyn Bridge Park this year? Learn about our volunteer positions and their schedules!

Directions to find the group will be sent by email to registered volunteers only the day before orientation.

Fill out a Volunteer Application and then log-in to your Volunteer Profile to sign-up for orientation on the calendar.

For more information, please email Karla Osorio-Perez at kosorio-perez@brooklynbridgepark.org.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: 334 Furman Street (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2017-07-22 2017-07-22 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.69403178914900000, -73.99932694435100000 Fri, 03 Mar 2017 17:15:23 EST
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Taikoza]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/22/arts-culture-fun-taikoza http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/22/arts-culture-fun-taikoza Date: July 22, 2017

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

About Taikoza
Taikoza was formed in New York City by members of Ondekoza (the group that started the renaissance of taiko in Japan in the '60s and introduced Taiko worldwide).

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: 718 367-3657

Location: Playground for All Children (in Pelham Bay Park)

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2017-07-22 2017-07-22 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.84849929809570000, -73.82559967041016000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58f6195a26dbb.jpg Wed, 17 May 2017 15:15:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Union Square Park: Crossroads of New York Walking Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/22/union-square-park-crossroads-of-new-york-walking-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/22/union-square-park-crossroads-of-new-york-walking-tour Date: July 22, 2017

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

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

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

Tours are held every Saturday (except major holidays).

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 460-1200

Location: Abraham Lincoln Statue (in Union Square Park)

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M089 Union Square Park 2017-07-22 2017-07-22 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.73630142211914000, -73.99009704589844000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5876ae30340f5.jpg Wed, 18 Jan 2017 11:15:02 EST
<![CDATA[Paper Arts and Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/22/paper-arts-and-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/22/paper-arts-and-crafts Date: July 22, 2017

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

Monthly Paper Arts and Crafts Projects

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-07-22 2017-07-22 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 23 Jun 2017 13:30:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Crochet Basics and Accessories - Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/22/crochet-basics-accessories-adults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/22/crochet-basics-accessories-adults Date: July 22, 2017

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

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

Monthly Crochet Projects

  • July: Boho Bracelet
  • August: Delicate Crochet Bracelet - White or ecru mercerized cotton threa #10 #6 steel crochet hook
  • September: Two Color Scarf - Two colors #4 acrylic yarn #H crochet hook

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-07-22 2017-07-22 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 23 Jun 2017 13:15:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Tending to a Growing Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/22/tending-to-a-growing-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/22/tending-to-a-growing-garden Date: July 22, 2017

Visitors of all ages can come help Prospect Park Alliance take care of the potato plot, herb gardens, and berry patches at Lefferts Historic House by pulling weeds and helping to water the plants.

Bring a hat and a bottle of water, and we will provide the tools and gloves!

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2017-07-22 2017-07-22 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.66429901123047000, -73.96389770507812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59494657ecd13.jpg Fri, 23 Jun 2017 13:30:19 EDT