NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2016 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://nyc.gov/parks/events NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Wed, 27 Jul 2016 01:59:37 GMT <![CDATA[Bargemusic Family Concert]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/13/bargemusic-family-concert http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/13/bargemusic-family-concert Date: August 13, 2016

Visit Bargemusic for their free Neighborhood Family Concerts.

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

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

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Bargemusic (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-08-13 2016-08-13 4:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.70009994506800000, -73.99729919433600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57605f18d1ebb.jpg Tue, 14 Jun 2016 18:00:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Dance at Socrates]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/13/dance-at-socrates http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/13/dance-at-socrates Date: August 13, 2016

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

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2016-08-13 2016-08-13 4:00 pm 5:30 pm 40.76839087611100000, -73.93660759925800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573a1aea90714.png Wed, 20 Jul 2016 19:00:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Salsa Saturdays]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/13/summer-salsa-saturdays http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/13/summer-salsa-saturdays Date: August 13, 2016

Lorenz Latin Dance Studio will teach a Salsa dance class from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. A performance from salsa band Los Monstritos will follow!

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 333-2552

Location: Target Bronx Community Garden

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2016-08-13 2016-08-13 5:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.83280181884765600, -73.92680358886719000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5702a803b3f16.JPG Fri, 27 May 2016 11:00:14 EDT
<![CDATA[NYC Parks Presents Arts, Culture & Fun: A Night of Swing & Jazz!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/13/nyc-parks-presents-arts-culture-fun-a-night-of-swing-jazz http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/13/nyc-parks-presents-arts-culture-fun-a-night-of-swing-jazz Date: August 13, 2016

Join us for a live Swing & Jazz concert featuring the Harlem Renaissance Orchestra (HRO). Enjoy dancing, share stories, and listen to the music reminiscent of the Big Band Era. Come early for some swing dance classes and stay for open dance. Everyone is invited!

Know Before You Go: It's ok to bring a snack and beverage. Bottled waters are OK, but no glass. Alcoholic beverages are strictly prohibted.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 408-0243

Location: The Bandshell (in Jackie Robinson Park),Jackie Robinson Park entrance (in Jackie Robinson Park)

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M014 Jackie Robinson Park 2016-08-13 2016-08-13 5:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.82630157470703000, -73.94120025634766000; 40.82519912719726600, -73.94149780273438000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/579244573b5cd.jpg Fri, 22 Jul 2016 13:00:28 EDT
<![CDATA[All the Park's A Stage: The Winter's Tale]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/13/all-the-parks-a-stage-the-winters-tale1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/13/all-the-parks-a-stage-the-winters-tale1 Date: August 13, 2016

See free performances of Shakespeare's romantic comedy The Winter’s Tale by the New York Classical Theatre.

This performance will move to different locations throughout the park.

Photo by: Julienne Schaer

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Bridge View Lawn (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-08-13 2016-08-13 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.70258683453300000, -73.99624776840200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/576053c2b2bfd.JPG Mon, 25 Jul 2016 18:00:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Dreamland Roller Disco Skate Party]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/13/dreamland-roller-disco-skate-party http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/13/dreamland-roller-disco-skate-party Date: August 13, 2016

Roller skate under the stars with Lola Star.

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

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

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (347) 731-7593

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

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Q163 Rockaway Beach Boardwalk 2016-08-13 2016-08-13 7:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.57970046997100000, -73.82969665527300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5761943908b6d.jpg Wed, 15 Jun 2016 14:00:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Perseids Meteor Shower]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/13/perseids-meteor-shower http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/13/perseids-meteor-shower Date: August 13, 2016

Our Urban Park Rangers will be your guides to the solar system, discussing the science, history and folklore of the universe. Astronomy programs feature the use of telescopes and binoculars to observe specific astronomical events. Bring a blanket and lets enjoy a night gazing up at the night sky watching for falling stars.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: 212-628-2345

Location: Payson Park House (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2016-08-13 2016-08-13 8:00 pm 9:30 pm 40.86729812622070000, -73.92900085449219000 Sun, 19 Jun 2016 02:00:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Movie Nights in the Rockaways: Zootopia]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/13/movie-night http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/13/movie-night Date: August 13, 2016

Enjoy free summer movie nights for the whole family! There will be popcorn. Bring a blanket or Chair.

Zootopia
In a city inhabited by anthropomorphic animals who have abandoned traditional predator/prey roles in favor of civilized co-existence, uptight rabbit police officer Judy Hopps is forced with charismatic fox con artist Nick Wilde to crack a major case involving the mysterious disappearance of some carnivorous citizens.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 318-4000

Location: Broad Channel Park

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Q460 Broad Channel Park 2016-08-13 2016-08-13 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.60100173950200000, -73.81980133056600000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: High Society]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/13/arts-culture-fun-paris-blues http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/13/arts-culture-fun-paris-blues Date: August 13, 2016

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

High Society is a glossy Technicolor-and-VistaVision musical remake of Philip Barry's The Philadelphia Story (1940), decked out with million-watt star power and a Cole Porter score. Set amongst the rich and famous in Newport, RI, the story revolves around the wedding plans of socialite Tracy Lord (Grace Kelly). Tracy is all set to marry stuffy George Kittridge (John Lund), while magazine writer Mike Connor (Frank Sinatra) and photographer Liz Imbrie (Celeste Holm) intend to cover the ceremony. Meanwhile, Tracy's ex-husband C.K. Dexter-Haven (Bing Crosby) also comes calling, ostensibly to the attend the annual Newport Jazz Festival, but actually for the purpose of winning Tracy back. In the course of events, Mike falls in love with Tracy, and she with him. The Jazz Festival subplot allows scriptwriter John Patrick to bring Louis Armstrong into the proceedings, much to the delight of anyone who cares anything about music. The Cole Porter tunes include the Crosby-Sinatra duet "Well, Did You Evah?," the Crosby-Armstrong teaming "Now You Has Jazz," the Kelly-Crosby romantic ballad "True Love," and the Sinatra solo "You're Sensational."

In case of rain the event moves indoors.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 402-5155

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

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2016-08-13 2016-08-13 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.81140766880700000, -73.91422057151800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/576ae175529a8.jpg Fri, 24 Jun 2016 17:00:31 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Coraline]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/13/movies-under-the-stars-coraline http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/13/movies-under-the-stars-coraline Date: August 13, 2016

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


A young girl walks through a secret door and discovers a parallel reality that is eerily similar to the life she already knows, yet deeply unsettling in a number of ways, in director Henry Selick's animated adaptation of Neil Gaiman's international best-seller. Eleven-year-old Coraline Jones (voice of Dakota Fanning) is fearlessly courageous, and perhaps far too adventurous for her own good. Rated PG

Know Before You Go:

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

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 11:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 639-9675

Location: De Witt Clinton Park

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M022 De Witt Clinton Park 2016-08-13 2016-08-13 8:00 pm 11:00 pm 40.76819992065430000, -73.99430084228516000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/579245c797d97.jpg Fri, 22 Jul 2016 13:00:28 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: School Of Rock]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/13/movies-under-the-stars-school-of-rock http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/13/movies-under-the-stars-school-of-rock Date: August 13, 2016

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

The world's least-employable heavy metal guitarist is entrusted with the minds of upstate New York's best and brightest in this fish-out-of-water comedy. Jack Black plays Dewey Finn, axe-bearer for a fitfully successful bar band determined to win a regional battle-of-the-bands competition. There's only one thing standing in their way: the self-indulgent solos and crowd-diving antics of their "embarrassing" lead guitarist. When his band votes him out in favor of a would-be rock god, Dewey has to make the rent somehow, and after intercepting a call for his substitute-teacher roomie Ned, the pot-bellied slacker finds himself in front of a class of elite elementary school students. At a loss for a lesson plan, Dewey takes offense at the pre-teen prodigies' staid musical regimen and makes it his goal to preach them the gospel of The Who, Led Zeppelin, and AC/DC -- with the ulterior motive of getting them to compete against his former band for a cash prize. But no matter how willing his pupils, Dewey runs up against the consternation of the school's stern headmistress Principal Mullins, the battle-of-the-bands' promoter, and not least, his identity-deprived roomie

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

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-430-1825

Location: Lawn area behind the track and field area (in Pelham Bay Park)

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2016-08-13 2016-08-13 8:30 pm 10:30 pm 40.84830093383800000, -73.82260131835900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5796248fe3cc8.jpg Mon, 25 Jul 2016 15:00:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/14/summer-on-the-hudson-tai-chi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/14/summer-on-the-hudson-tai-chi Date: August 14, 2016

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

Wear comfortable clothes and sunscreen.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: 311

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

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M072 Riverside Park 2016-08-14 2016-08-14 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.79199981689500000, -73.97899627685500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f5701bd1f8c.JPG Fri, 10 Jun 2016 17:00:18 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Marine Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/14/nyrr-open-run-marine-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/14/nyrr-open-run-marine-park Date: August 14, 2016

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

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

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Carmine Carro Community Center (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2016-08-14 2016-08-14 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.60810089111300000, -73.93769836425800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57754449cf792.png Wed, 13 Jul 2016 18:00:14 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Cunningham Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/14/nyrr-open-run-cunningham-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/14/nyrr-open-run-cunningham-park Date: August 14, 2016

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Main Park House (in Cunningham Park)

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Q021 Cunningham Park 2016-08-14 2016-08-14 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.72980117797851600, -73.77359771728516000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/572a16c3d755f.jpg Fri, 01 Jul 2016 11:00:43 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Conference House Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/14/nyrr-open-run-conference-house-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/14/nyrr-open-run-conference-house-park Date: August 14, 2016

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2016-08-14 2016-08-14 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.50255203247070000, -74.25181579589844000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/572a161aa29c2.jpg Fri, 01 Jul 2016 11:00:43 EDT
<![CDATA[Alley Pond Adventure Course: Free Public Sundays]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/14/alley-pond-adventure-course-free-public-sundays http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/14/alley-pond-adventure-course-free-public-sundays Date: August 14, 2016

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

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

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

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 217-4685

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

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

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2016-08-14 2016-08-14 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.76839087611100000, -73.93660759925800000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Get Up & Go! Family Adventure Race Staten Island 10AM]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/14/get-up-go-family-adventure-race-staten-island-10am http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/14/get-up-go-family-adventure-race-staten-island-10am Date: August 14, 2016

Supported by New York Road Runners

This exciting and FREE parent-child race incorporates basic exercises and sports skills, and provides a healthy, one-hour dose of fun for all! Open to children ages 8-12 and their parents.

The timed races take place on a course featuring 12 activity stations where team members must properly perform the required exercise or task before advancing to the next station and final run to the finish line.

View a sample course here.

Meeting Location: Hylan Blvd. & Satterlee St.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Conference House Park

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R006 Conference House Park 2016-08-14 2016-08-14 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.50189971923828000, -74.22799682617188000 Tue, 26 Jul 2016 18:00:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Birding in Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/14/birding http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/14/birding Date: August 14, 2016

Come birding with the Urban Park Rangers in Central Park!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Belvedere Castle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-08-14 2016-08-14 10:00 am 11:30 am 40.77930068969726600, -73.96910095214844000 Mon, 25 Jul 2016 19:00:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Historic New York: The World's Fair]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/14/historic-new-york-the-worlds-fair http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/14/historic-new-york-the-worlds-fair Date: August 14, 2016

Urban Park Rangers specialize in interpretation of historic turning points, both natural and man-made, in our city’s long history. Come learn about the famous World's Fairs at Flushing Meadows Corona Park.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Unisphere (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2016-08-14 2016-08-14 10:00 am 11:30 am 40.74638748168945000, -73.84501647949219000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57967725f141e.jpg Mon, 25 Jul 2016 17:00:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Landmark at Socrates Sculpture Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/14/landmark http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/14/landmark Date: August 14, 2016

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2016-08-14 2016-08-14 10:00 am 8:00 pm 40.76839087611100000, -73.93660759925800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57362ea5d20d1.jpg Sun, 19 Jun 2016 02:00:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Get Up & Go! Family Adventure Race Staten Island 11AM]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/14/get-up-go-family-adventure-race-staten-island-11am http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/14/get-up-go-family-adventure-race-staten-island-11am Date: August 14, 2016

Supported by New York Road Runners

This exciting and FREE parent-child race incorporates basic exercises and sports skills, and provides a healthy, one-hour dose of fun for all! Open to children ages 8-12 and their parents.

The timed races take place on a course featuring 12 activity stations where team members must properly perform the required exercise or task before advancing to the next station and final run to the finish line.

View an example of the course here!

Meeting Location: Hylan Blvd. & Satterlee St.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Conference House Park

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R006 Conference House Park 2016-08-14 2016-08-14 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.50189971923828000, -74.22799682617188000 Tue, 26 Jul 2016 18:00:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Freshwater Fishing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/14/freshwater-fishing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/14/freshwater-fishing Date: August 14, 2016

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.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 548-0912

Location: Van Cortlandt South and Major Deegan Expressway (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2016-08-14 2016-08-14 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.88589859008789000, -73.89669799804688000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57967808e5afb.JPG Mon, 25 Jul 2016 17:00:33 EDT
<![CDATA[World's Fair History Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/14/worlds-fair-history-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/14/worlds-fair-history-tour Date: August 14, 2016

Meet us at the Unisphere on the second Sunday of each month for a free one-hour walking tour of World's Fair icons.

Hear the stories behind the Unisphere, New York State Pavilion, Hall of Science, the Queens Zoo aviary, the carousel, and more.

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

First-come, first-served.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 760-6437

Location: Unisphere (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2016-08-14 2016-08-14 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.74638748168945000, -73.84501647949219000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57081ebe8f276.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Bike New York: Street Skills Ride]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/14/street-skills-ride http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/14/street-skills-ride Date: August 14, 2016

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430-1890

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2016-08-14 2016-08-14 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.88610076904297000, -73.89749908447266000 Tue, 28 Jun 2016 16:00:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Basic Canoeing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/14/basic-canoeing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/14/basic-canoeing Date: August 14, 2016

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

Basic canoeing programs are great for all skill levels, and are open to children 8 years old and older. First-come, first-served.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Martling Avenue and Brooks Pond Place (in Clove Lakes Park)

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R005 Clove Lakes Park 2016-08-14 2016-08-14 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.62360000610351600, -74.11830139160156000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57967782d6ca3.jpg Mon, 25 Jul 2016 17:00:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Get Up & Go! Family Adventure Race Staten Island 12PM]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/14/get-up-go-family-adventure-race-staten-island-12pm http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/14/get-up-go-family-adventure-race-staten-island-12pm Date: August 14, 2016

Supported by New York Road Runners

This exciting and FREE parent-child race incorporates basic exercises and sports skills, and provides a healthy, one-hour dose of fun for all! Open to children ages 8-12 and their parents.

The timed races take place on a course featuring 12 activity stations where team members must properly perform the required exercise or task before advancing to the next station and final run to the finish line.

View an example of the course here!

Meeting Location: Hylan Blvd. & Satterlee St.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Conference House Park

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R006 Conference House Park 2016-08-14 2016-08-14 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.50189971923828000, -74.22799682617188000 Tue, 26 Jul 2016 18:00:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Basketball Clinics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/14/basketball-clinics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/14/basketball-clinics Date: August 14, 2016

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 2 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-08-14 2016-08-14 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.69944923094600000, -73.99875831604000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57643d5da9d19.JPG Fri, 17 Jun 2016 17:00:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Sherman Creek Stewards: Forest Crew]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/14/sherman-creek-stewards-forest-crew http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/14/sherman-creek-stewards-forest-crew Date: August 14, 2016

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

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (917) 291-6436

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

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M037 Highbridge Park 2016-08-14 2016-08-14 1:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.85340118408203000, -73.92669677734375000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Alley Pond Adventure Course: Free Public Sundays]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/14/alley-pond-adventure-course-free-public-sundays1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/14/alley-pond-adventure-course-free-public-sundays1 Date: August 14, 2016

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

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

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 217-4685

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

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

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

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

Photo by Alexa Hoyer

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Environmental Education Center (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-08-14 2016-08-14 1:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.70428673171300000, -73.98938399553300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56b39ce479a04.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Community Rowing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/14/community-rowing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/14/community-rowing Date: August 14, 2016

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 466-5799

Location: Hunts Point Riverside Park

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X336 Hunts Point Riverside Park 2016-08-14 2016-08-14 1:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.81750106811523400, -73.88240051269531000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56d07c559a5a4.jpg Fri, 15 Jul 2016 17:00:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Hip to Hip Theatre Company Presents Shakespeare in the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/14/hip-to-hip-theatre-company-presents-shakespeare-in-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/14/hip-to-hip-theatre-company-presents-shakespeare-in-the-park Date: August 14, 2016

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

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

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2016-08-14 2016-08-14 4:00 pm 6:30 pm 40.76839087611100000, -73.93660759925800000 Wed, 20 Jul 2016 18:00:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Zumba]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/14/zumba http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/14/zumba Date: August 14, 2016

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

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

Start time: 4:30 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 2 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-08-14 2016-08-14 4:30 pm 6:00 pm 40.69944923094600000, -73.99875831604000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57586c5f8c415.jpg Wed, 08 Jun 2016 16:00:11 EDT
<![CDATA[The Alex Nguyen Quintet]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/14/the-alex-nguyen-quintet http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/14/the-alex-nguyen-quintet Date: August 14, 2016

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

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 848-8295

Location: Stuyvesant Square

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M086 Stuyvesant Square 2016-08-14 2016-08-14 6:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.73379898071289000, -73.98439788818360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/576a1460aa793.jpg Wed, 20 Jul 2016 18:00:25 EDT
<![CDATA[All the Park's A Stage: The Winter's Tale]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/14/all-the-parks-a-stage-the-winters-tale1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/14/all-the-parks-a-stage-the-winters-tale1 Date: August 14, 2016

See free performances of Shakespeare's romantic comedy The Winter’s Tale by the New York Classical Theatre.

This performance will move to different locations throughout the park.

Photo by: Julienne Schaer

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Bridge View Lawn (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-08-14 2016-08-14 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.70258683453300000, -73.99624776840200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/576053c2b2bfd.JPG Mon, 25 Jul 2016 18:00:46 EDT
<![CDATA[FMCP Movie Night: The Land Before Time]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/14/fmcp-movie-night-the-land-before-time http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/14/fmcp-movie-night-the-land-before-time Date: August 14, 2016

Littlefoot, a young plant-eating dinosaur, is orphaned after his mother (Helen Shaver) perishes while protecting him from a vicious carnivore. With her last breath, she tells him how to get to the legendary Great Valley, where he will be reunited with others of his kind. With his friend Cera, Littlefoot sets out for the fabled land, meeting a variety of new friends along the way—while also being tracked by the killer dinosaur that mortally wounded his mother.

Bring your own chair or blanket to this fun, free event.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 760-6560

Location: Lawrence Playground (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2016-08-14 2016-08-14 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.74788188576500000, -73.83376399311500000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:38 EDT
<![CDATA[Outdoor Movie Night: The Good Dinosaur]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/14/outdoor-movie-night-the-good-dinosaur http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/14/outdoor-movie-night-the-good-dinosaur Date: August 14, 2016

In partnership with NYC Parks, Randall's Island Park Alliance offers a wide range of movies that all ages will enjoy. Surrounded by stunning vistas, Randall’s Island provides a gorgeous setting to enjoy a film with your friends or family under the stars throughout the summer season.

The Good Dinosaur
After a lot of accidents that changed the usual form of his happy and joyful family, Arlo, an Apatosaurus formed a distant and accidental relationship with a brave young primitive boy in a world that dinosaurs successfully live until the Prehistoric age.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Randall's Island Connector (in Randall's Island Park)

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2016-08-14 2016-08-14 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.79737834109800000, -73.91649150848400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5720e6398dc00.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: The Land Before Time]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/14/movies-under-the-stars-the-land-before-time http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/14/movies-under-the-stars-the-land-before-time Date: August 14, 2016

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

Animation producer Don Bluth's fondness for overly cutesy characters and muddy color compositions work to the benefit of his feature-length cartoon The Land Before Time. Littlefoot, a brontosaurus child, must fend for himself when his mother is killed (shades of Bambi). With several other orphaned dinosaurs, Littlefoot seeks out the fabled Great Valley, where food and shelter is plentiful. Along the way, the kiddie dinos learn several vital (and politically correct) life lessons, all the while keeping themselves scarce whenever the fierce tyrannosauri gallumph into view. The cuteness of the characters (emphasized by the voice work) takes some of the harsh edges off the story, which makes the film eminently suitable for younger children; and the smeary color design is ideal for the time-frame of the film, which is set in the turbulent, nature-run-rampant period just before the dinosaurs died out.

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

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 393-7370

Location: Lawrence Playground (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2016-08-14 2016-08-14 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.74788188576500000, -73.83376399311500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5776b9b4b7146.jpg Fri, 01 Jul 2016 16:00:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: School of Rock]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/14/movies-under-the-stars-school-of-rock http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/14/movies-under-the-stars-school-of-rock Date: August 14, 2016

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

The world's least-employable heavy metal guitarist is entrusted with the minds of upstate New York's best and brightest in this fish-out-of-water comedy. Jack Black plays Dewey Finn, axe-bearer for a fitfully successful bar band determined to win a regional battle-of-the-bands competition. There's only one thing standing in their way: the self-indulgent solos and crowd-diving antics of their "embarrassing" lead guitarist. When his band votes him out in favor of a would-be rock god, Dewey has to make the rent somehow, and after intercepting a call for his substitute-teacher roomie Ned (Mike White), the pot-bellied slacker finds himself in front of a class of elite elementary school students. At a loss for a lesson plan, Dewey takes offense at the pre-teen prodigies' staid musical regimen and makes it his goal to preach them the gospel of The Who, Led Zeppelin, and AC/DC -- with the ulterior motive of getting them to compete against his former band for a cash prize. But no matter how willing his pupils, Dewey runs up against the consternation of the school's stern headmistress Principal Mullins (Joan Cusack), the battle-of-the-bands' promoter (Frank Whaley), and not least, his identity-deprived roomie Ned.

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

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-667-3545

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

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R005 Clove Lakes Park 2016-08-14 2016-08-14 8:30 pm 10:30 pm 40.61798545080600000, -74.10562247037900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57936af4deae4.jpg Mon, 25 Jul 2016 16:00:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition - SPF16: NYC Pools and Beaches in Contemporary Photography]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/15/exhibition-spf16-nyc-pools-and-beaches-in-contemporary-photography http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/15/exhibition-spf16-nyc-pools-and-beaches-in-contemporary-photography Date: August 15, 2016

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-08-15 2016-08-15 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5736145427dda.jpg Tue, 07 Jun 2016 15:00:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience at Sunset Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/15/summer-sports-experience-at-sunset-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/15/summer-sports-experience-at-sunset-park Date: August 15, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 9:15 am

End time: 4:45 pm

Contact phone: (718) 972-2135

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

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

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Prospect Park

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

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

This exhibition is sponsored by Protectors of Pine Oak Woods.

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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

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

Free, No registration needed.


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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 927-1514

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

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M099 J. Hood Wright Park 2016-08-15 2016-08-15 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.84657630176400000, -73.94082593917800000 Mon, 25 Jul 2016 17:00:34 EDT
<![CDATA[Landmark at Socrates Sculpture Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/15/landmark http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/15/landmark Date: August 15, 2016

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2016-08-15 2016-08-15 10:00 am 8:00 pm 40.76839087611100000, -73.93660759925800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57362ea5d20d1.jpg Sun, 19 Jun 2016 02:00:36 EDT
<![CDATA[A.M. Stretch]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/15/am-stretch http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/15/am-stretch Date: August 15, 2016

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

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: 212) 387-7687

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

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M033 Hamilton Fish Park 2016-08-15 2016-08-15 10:30 am 11:00 am 40.71979904174805000, -73.98179626464844000 Tue, 28 Jun 2016 13:00:37 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Walking Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/15/free-walking-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/15/free-walking-club Date: August 15, 2016

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 84 Fountain

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2016-08-15 2016-08-15 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.76340440180300000, -74.00081181526200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575aeffa81ff1.jpg Fri, 10 Jun 2016 19:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/15/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/15/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour Date: August 15, 2016

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

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

For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

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

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M010 Central Park 2016-08-15 2016-08-15 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.76549911499023400, -73.97219848632812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570803bf842f4.JPG Mon, 25 Jul 2016 17:00:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Beginner Foreign Language Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/15/beginner-foreign-language-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/15/beginner-foreign-language-class Date: August 15, 2016

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

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

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

Start time: 11:45 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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

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

Equipment will be provided.

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Lawn (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2016-08-15 2016-08-15 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.75350189209000000, -73.98370361328100000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57102489e50b8.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Piano in Bryant Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/15/bryant-park-piano http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/15/bryant-park-piano Date: August 15, 2016

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

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

About Piano in Bryant Park

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

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

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2016-08-15 2016-08-15 12:30 pm 2:30 pm 40.75370025634800000, -73.98359680175800000 Fri, 03 Jun 2016 15:00:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Hallett Nature Sanctuary]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/15/hallett-nature-sanctuary http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/15/hallett-nature-sanctuary Date: August 15, 2016

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Hallett Nature Sanctuary (in Central Park)

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

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

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: Shawn James

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

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2016-08-15 2016-08-15 3:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.74089813232422000, -73.84909820556640000 Thu, 07 Jul 2016 13:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[HBO Bryant Park Summer Film Festival: The Big Chill]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/15/hbo-bryant-park-summer-film-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/15/hbo-bryant-park-summer-film-festival Date: August 15, 2016

A group of college friends reunite after 15 years for the funeral of one of their own. The all-star cast of 30-somethings includes Tom Berenger, Glenn Close, Kevin Klein, William Hurt, and Jeff Goldblum. The comedy/drama scored three Oscar nominations: for Best Picture, Screenplay, and Close. The best-selling soundtrack album/CD, crammed with ‘60s hits, included tunes by The Rolling Stones, Aretha Franklin, The Temptations, Marvin Gaye, Creedence Clearwater Revival and many, many more. (1983) 105 MIN. (R) (SONY)

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

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

Visit bryantpark.org for more information.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 11:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Lawn (in Bryant Park)

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

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

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

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 569-4112

Location: Indian Road Lawn (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2016-08-15 2016-08-15 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.87279891967773400, -73.91950225830078000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/572a11191dbbd.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:13 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Finding Nemo]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/15/movies-under-the-stars-featuring-finding-nemo http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/15/movies-under-the-stars-featuring-finding-nemo Date: August 15, 2016

Please bring a blanket or low chair.

After his son Nemo (Alexander Gould) is captured, Marlin (Albert Brooks), a clownfish, sets out on an adventure with another fish named Dory (Ellen DeGeneres) to find him.

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 235-4100

Location: Buddy Monument (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2016-08-15 2016-08-15 7:30 pm 9:00 pm 40.70140075683594000, -73.84149932861328000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Movie Night: Selma]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/15/movies-under-the-stars http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/15/movies-under-the-stars Date: August 15, 2016

Selma, starring David Oyelowo and Carmen Ejogo, is a chronicle of Martin Luther King's campaign to secure equal voting rights via an epic march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama.

Raid date: August 16.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 217-6452

Location: Main Park House (in Cunningham Park)

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Q021 Cunningham Park 2016-08-15 2016-08-15 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.72980117797851600, -73.77359771728516000 Mon, 18 Jul 2016 13:00:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Astoria Movies on the Waterfront: Ferris Bueller's Day Off]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/15/central-astoria-movies-on-the-waterfront-ferris-buellers-day-off http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/15/central-astoria-movies-on-the-waterfront-ferris-buellers-day-off Date: August 15, 2016

Ferris Bueller has an uncanny skill at cutting classes and getting away with it. Intending to make one last duck-out before graduation, on Ferris' trail is high school principal Rooney, determined to catch him in the act.

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 728-7820

Location: Astoria Park Lawn (in Astoria Park)

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Q004 Astoria Park 2016-08-15 2016-08-15 8:30 pm 10:00 pm 40.77815603022100000, -73.92440688610100000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5734bedd34bde.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/16/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/16/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: August 16, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2016-08-16 2016-08-16 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.86059951782226600, -73.93379974365234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5395c8d750ccf.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:37 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/16/bryant-park-tai-chi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/16/bryant-park-tai-chi Date: August 16, 2016

Enjoy free Tai Chi classes in the park.

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

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

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2016-08-16 2016-08-16 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.75410079956055000, -73.98449707031250000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Meditation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/16/meditation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/16/meditation Date: August 16, 2016

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

RSVP today!

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

About our partners

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 206-9922

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

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M360 The High Line 2016-08-16 2016-08-16 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.74670028686500000, -74.00569915771500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575073560e5ec.jpg Fri, 03 Jun 2016 18:00:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Fitness Walk at Joe Michaels Mile]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/16/fitness-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/16/fitness-walk Date: August 16, 2016

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

For adults only.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 352-4793

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

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Q458 Fort Totten Park 2016-08-16 2016-08-16 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.78953552246094000, -73.78208923339844000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:41 EDT
<![CDATA[Tai Chi Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/16/tai-chi-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/16/tai-chi-class Date: August 16, 2016

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

Class is led by Steven Asherman.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Garibaldi Plaza (in Washington Square Park)

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M098 Washington Square Park 2016-08-16 2016-08-16 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.73049926757812500, -73.99700164794922000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition - SPF16: NYC Pools and Beaches in Contemporary Photography]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/16/exhibition-spf16-nyc-pools-and-beaches-in-contemporary-photography http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/16/exhibition-spf16-nyc-pools-and-beaches-in-contemporary-photography Date: August 16, 2016

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-08-16 2016-08-16 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5736145427dda.jpg Tue, 07 Jun 2016 15:00:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Faces of Cuba Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/16/faces-of-cuba-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/16/faces-of-cuba-exhibition Date: August 16, 2016

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2016-08-16 2016-08-16 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Tue, 05 Jul 2016 17:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience at Sunset Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/16/summer-sports-experience-at-sunset-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/16/summer-sports-experience-at-sunset-park Date: August 16, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 9:15 am

End time: 4:45 pm

Contact phone: (718) 972-2135

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

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B087 Sunset Park 2016-08-16 2016-08-16 9:15 am 4:45 pm 40.64670181274414000, -74.00239562988281000; 40.64791488647461000, -74.00363922119140000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573c8b564a761.jpg Wed, 25 May 2016 12:00:15 EDT
<![CDATA[Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/16/tai-chi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/16/tai-chi Date: August 16, 2016

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

People of all ages and conditions can learn.

RSVP here!

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

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

Partners
In partnership with Taoist Tai Chi Society.

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

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 206-9922

Location: Under the Standard (in The High Line)

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M360 The High Line 2016-08-16 2016-08-16 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.74078269849600000, -74.00861740112300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57507524dd165.jpg Fri, 03 Jun 2016 18:00:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Storytime at The Battery]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/16/storytime-at-the-battery http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/16/storytime-at-the-battery Date: August 16, 2016

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

Story Schedule:

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

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Labyrinth Farm (in The Battery)

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

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

As a historic house museum run by NYC Parks, sitting on 11 acres of grounds now known as Carl Schurz Park, Gracie Mansion has served as the home of 10 mayors, beginning first with Mayor Fiorello H. La Guardia in 1942. Today, Gracie Mansion is occupied by the de Blasio family, which has opened its doors in the spirit of the administration's motto: one city, rising together. In keeping with that theme, Mayor de Blasio and First Lady Chirlane McCray have introduced a new art installation, titled Windows on the City: Looking Out at Gracie’s New York. The installation consists of previously and newly acquired works, all from the original Gracie Mansion period, which have been curated to create a more historically accurate picture of life in New York City during the time of Gracie Mansion’s construction.

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

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 10:50 am

Contact phone: (212) 676-3060

Location: Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2016-08-16 2016-08-16 10:00 am 10:50 am 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573238818609b.jpg Tue, 07 Jun 2016 22:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/16/bryant-park-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/16/bryant-park-yoga Date: August 16, 2016

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

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2016-08-16 2016-08-16 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.75370025634800000, -73.98359680175800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5717f3d147df0.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Crew]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/16/garden-crew http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/16/garden-crew Date: August 16, 2016

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

Bring water and sunscreen.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430-1890

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2016-08-16 2016-08-16 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.90449905395508000, -73.89640045166016000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575977812bcf2.JPG Tue, 14 Jun 2016 19:00:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Game Days]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/16/game-days http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/16/game-days Date: August 16, 2016

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

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

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M376 West Harlem Piers 2016-08-16 2016-08-16 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.81883621215820000, -73.96091461181640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f596ec98a01.JPG Fri, 10 Jun 2016 17:00:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience at Grandview, Staten Island]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/16/summer-sports-experience-at-grandview-staten-island http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/16/summer-sports-experience-at-grandview-staten-island Date: August 16, 2016

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: Benny Adorno

Location: Grandview Playground

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R068 Grandview Playground 2016-08-16 2016-08-16 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.63087011813500000, -74.16449878780800000 Thu, 07 Jul 2016 13:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Flora/Fauna/Feathers of Richmond County]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/16/florafaunafeathers-of-richmond-county http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/16/florafaunafeathers-of-richmond-county Date: August 16, 2016

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

This exhibition is sponsored by Protectors of Pine Oak Woods.

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2016-08-16 2016-08-16 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57447b13660ef.jpeg Tue, 24 May 2016 15:00:12 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience at Williamsbridge Oval]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/16/summer-sports-experience-at-williams-bridge-oval http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/16/summer-sports-experience-at-williams-bridge-oval Date: August 16, 2016

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 543-8672

Location: Williamsbridge Oval

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X104 Williamsbridge Oval 2016-08-16 2016-08-16 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.87870025634765600, -73.87699890136719000 Thu, 07 Jul 2016 14:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience at J Hood Wright Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/16/summer-sports-experience-at-j-hood-wright-recreation-center http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/16/summer-sports-experience-at-j-hood-wright-recreation-center Date: August 16, 2016

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

Free, No registration needed.


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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 927-1514

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

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M099 J. Hood Wright Park 2016-08-16 2016-08-16 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.84657630176400000, -73.94082593917800000 Mon, 25 Jul 2016 17:00:34 EDT
<![CDATA[Landmark at Socrates Sculpture Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/16/landmark http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/16/landmark Date: August 16, 2016

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2016-08-16 2016-08-16 10:00 am 8:00 pm 40.76839087611100000, -73.93660759925800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57362ea5d20d1.jpg Sun, 19 Jun 2016 02:00:36 EDT
<![CDATA[A.M. Stretch]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/16/am-stretch http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/16/am-stretch Date: August 16, 2016

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

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: 212) 387-7687

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

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M033 Hamilton Fish Park 2016-08-16 2016-08-16 10:30 am 11:00 am 40.71979904174805000, -73.98179626464844000 Tue, 28 Jun 2016 13:00:37 EDT
<![CDATA[Music with Darlene Graham]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/16/music-with-darlene-graham http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/16/music-with-darlene-graham Date: August 16, 2016

Darlene Graham entertains children of all ages with her interactive and exciting performance.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 352-4793

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

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2016-08-16 2016-08-16 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.74020004272461000, -73.74960327148438000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:40 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Storytime]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/16/bryant-park-storytime http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/16/bryant-park-storytime Date: August 16, 2016

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

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

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Reading Room (in Bryant Park)

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

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

As a historic house museum run by NYC Parks, sitting on 11 acres of grounds now known as Carl Schurz Park, Gracie Mansion has served as the home of 10 mayors, beginning first with Mayor Fiorello H. La Guardia in 1942. Today, Gracie Mansion is occupied by the de Blasio family, which has opened its doors in the spirit of the administration's motto: one city, rising together. In keeping with that theme, Mayor de Blasio and First Lady Chirlane McCray have introduced a new art installation, titled Windows on the City: Looking Out at Gracie’s New York. The installation consists of previously and newly acquired works, all from the original Gracie Mansion period, which have been curated to create a more historically accurate picture of life in New York City during the time of Gracie Mansion’s construction.

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 11:50 am

Contact phone: (212) 676-3060

Location: Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2016-08-16 2016-08-16 11:00 am 11:50 am 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57323457cdf51.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:19 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks PuppetMobile Presents Puss in Boots]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/16/puppets-in-the-park-presents-little-reds-hood http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/16/puppets-in-the-park-presents-little-reds-hood Date: August 16, 2016

The CityParks PuppetMobile presents the classic "Puss in Boots" tale, with a twist. Once upon a time there lived a young man named Ferguson Mundingle. Fergus has just the bare essentials in life - a roof over his head, the clothes on his back, and his ever faithful pet cat. One day when lamenting his poor lifestyle, Fergus is astounded when his cat stands up, begins talking and introduces himself as Puss. Puss reveals to Fergus that he is very intelligent and well traveled, and even has an idea to help Fergus improve his situation. With that in mind, Puss dons a snazzy pair of boots and sets off on an exciting magical journey. Despite his reputation as a sly trickster, Puss soon proves himself a caring friend to all, willing to help at any cost!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 760-6560

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

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2016-08-16 2016-08-16 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.74330139160200000, -73.85140228271500000 Thu, 09 Jun 2016 17:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Walk, Jog, or Run with NYRR]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/16/shape-up-nyc-walk-jog-or-run-with-nyrr http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/16/shape-up-nyc-walk-jog-or-run-with-nyrr Date: August 16, 2016

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center (in Williamsbridge Oval)

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X104 Williamsbridge Oval 2016-08-16 2016-08-16 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.87669691244100000, -73.87855219841000000 Wed, 20 Jul 2016 18:00:25 EDT
<![CDATA[New York Road Runners : Walk, Jog, Run]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/16/new-york-road-runners-walk-jog-run http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/16/new-york-road-runners-walk-jog-run Date: August 16, 2016

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-543-8672

Location: Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center (in Williamsbridge Oval)

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X104 Williamsbridge Oval 2016-08-16 2016-08-16 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.87669691244100000, -73.87855219841000000 Mon, 25 Jul 2016 15:00:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/16/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/16/bryant-park-juggling Date: August 16, 2016

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

Equipment will be provided.

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Lawn (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2016-08-16 2016-08-16 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.75350189209000000, -73.98370361328100000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57102489e50b8.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Piano in Bryant Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/16/bryant-park-piano http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/16/bryant-park-piano Date: August 16, 2016

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

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

About Piano in Bryant Park

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

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

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2016-08-16 2016-08-16 12:30 pm 2:30 pm 40.75370025634800000, -73.98359680175800000 Fri, 03 Jun 2016 15:00:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Knits]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/16/bryant-park-knits http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/16/bryant-park-knits Date: August 16, 2016

Join Bryant Park Corp.'s free beginner-level classes presented by Knitty City. Yarn and needles are provided.

To register, call Knitty City at (212) 787-5896, or take a chance and drop by.

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2016-08-16 2016-08-16 1:30 pm 3:00 pm 40.75370025634800000, -73.98359680175800000 Tue, 07 Jun 2016 22:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/16/tour-of-gracie-mansion1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/16/tour-of-gracie-mansion1 Date: August 16, 2016

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

As a historic house museum run by NYC Parks, sitting on 11 acres of grounds now known as Carl Schurz Park, Gracie Mansion has served as the home of 10 mayors, beginning first with Mayor Fiorello H. La Guardia in 1942. Today, Gracie Mansion is occupied by the de Blasio family, which has opened its doors in the spirit of the administration's motto: one city, rising together. In keeping with that theme, Mayor de Blasio and First Lady Chirlane McCray have introduced a new art installation, titled Windows on the City: Looking Out at Gracie’s New York. The installation consists of previously and newly acquired works, all from the original Gracie Mansion period, which have been curated to create a more historically accurate picture of life in New York City during the time of Gracie Mansion’s construction.

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

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 2:50 pm

Contact phone: (212) 676-3060

Location: Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2016-08-16 2016-08-16 2:00 pm 2:50 pm 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573235242afdc.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Forest Stewards]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/16/forest-stewards http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/16/forest-stewards Date: August 16, 2016

Lend a hand and care for the forest during the growing season. Learn skills including cutting back overgrown plants, identifying and weeding invasive plants, spreading wood chips on the trails, and more.

Bring water and a snack. This volunteer program is recommended for adults and teens comfortable with strenuous outdoor activities. Volunteer and community service credit available.

Suitable for ages 13 and older.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2016-08-16 2016-08-16 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 Mon, 25 Jul 2016 18:00:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Hunts Point Summer Experience]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/16/hunts-point-summer-experience-program http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/16/hunts-point-summer-experience-program Date: August 16, 2016

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 860-5544

Location: Hunts Point Recreation Center

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2016-08-16 2016-08-16 2:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.81492233276367000, -73.88902282714844000 Mon, 18 Jul 2016 17:00:30 EDT
<![CDATA[Sports Unlimited]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/16/sports-unlimited http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/16/sports-unlimited Date: August 16, 2016

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-3657

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

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X044 St. James Park 2016-08-16 2016-08-16 2:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.86470031738281000, -73.89920043945312000 Mon, 18 Jul 2016 17:00:31 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience at Clove Lakes Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/16/summer-sports-experience-at-clove-lakes-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/16/summer-sports-experience-at-clove-lakes-park Date: August 16, 2016

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Clove Lakes Park

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R005 Clove Lakes Park 2016-08-16 2016-08-16 2:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.61740112304687500, -74.11170196533203000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573c8b564a761.jpg Wed, 18 May 2016 13:01:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/16/tour-of-gracie-mansion2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/16/tour-of-gracie-mansion2 Date: August 16, 2016

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

As a historic house museum run by NYC Parks, sitting on 11 acres of grounds now known as Carl Schurz Park, Gracie Mansion has served as the home of 10 mayors, beginning first with Mayor Fiorello H. La Guardia in 1942. Today, Gracie Mansion is occupied by the de Blasio family, which has opened its doors in the spirit of the administration's motto: one city, rising together. In keeping with that theme, Mayor de Blasio and First Lady Chirlane McCray have introduced a new art installation, titled Windows on the City: Looking Out at Gracie’s New York. The installation consists of previously and newly acquired works, all from the original Gracie Mansion period, which have been curated to create a more historically accurate picture of life in New York City during the time of Gracie Mansion’s construction.

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

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

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

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 3:50 pm

Contact phone: (212) 676-3060

Location: Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2016-08-16 2016-08-16 3:00 pm 3:50 pm 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573235c594bc8.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Ed Center Open Hours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/16/ed-center-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/16/ed-center-open-hours Date: August 16, 2016

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

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

Photo by Alexa Hoyer

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Environmental Education Center (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-08-16 2016-08-16 3:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.70428673171300000, -73.98938399553300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56b39ce479a04.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience at Playground for all Children, Queens]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/16/summer-sports-experience-at-playground-for-all-children-queens http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/16/summer-sports-experience-at-playground-for-all-children-queens Date: August 16, 2016

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

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: Shawn James

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

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2016-08-16 2016-08-16 3:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.74089813232422000, -73.84909820556640000 Thu, 07 Jul 2016 13:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience at Clove Lakes Park, Staten Island]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/16/summer-sports-experience-at-clove-lakes-park-staten-island http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/16/summer-sports-experience-at-clove-lakes-park-staten-island Date: August 16, 2016

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

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-390-8023

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

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R005 Clove Lakes Park 2016-08-16 2016-08-16 3:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.61849975585937500, -74.10600280761719000 Thu, 07 Jul 2016 13:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/16/bryant-park-juggling1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/16/bryant-park-juggling1 Date: August 16, 2016

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

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

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Lawn (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2016-08-16 2016-08-16 5:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.75350189209000000, -73.98370361328100000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5710264b3d71d.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Music with Coyote Pups]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/16/family-music-with-coyote-pups http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/16/family-music-with-coyote-pups Date: August 16, 2016

In this highly entertaining and educational class, music is used as a vehicle for kids to learn about the world around them. Hank’s energetic approach and commitment to engage each and every child in class creates an atmosphere where singing and moving become essential elements of life. Hank’s intention is to help kids and parents embody the music learned in class so it can be easily translated to experiences out in the world.

For families with kids ages infant to 6 year olds.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 569-4112

Location: Indian Road Lawn (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2016-08-16 2016-08-16 6:00 pm 6:30 pm 40.87279891967773400, -73.91950225830078000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573b213a9a6fc.jpg Wed, 18 May 2016 18:01:43 EDT