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Free things to do in New York City! Free events in New York City! (All events are free unless otherwise noted)

You never run out of free things to do, free events to go to in New York City! So start taking advantage of those free things to do today! Don't miss the opportunities that only New York provides with non-ending amount of free things to do, free events to go to!

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The quality and quantity of free events, free things to do that happen in New York City every day of the year is truly amazing.

Where else but in New York City can you listen to a world-class musician, discuss a book with a famous author, take a part in poetry reading, have a glass of wine at an art exhibition opening, and all that on the same day, and all that free of charge!

The trick is to know about those free events, free things to do BEFORE they happen, not after the fact. That's where Club freeTime comes in handy -- Club freeTime allows you to take advantage of all the free things to do, all the free events that take place in New York City, as you find out about them just in time! Start using these unique New York City opportunities today!

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Club freeTime is the only complete source of free events, free things to do in New York City: your perfect guide to free Entertainment & free Culture in the City that never sleeps.

Contrary to the common misconception that most of free events, free things to do, happen in New York City in summer, October and March are the busiest months in New York City in terms of free events, free things to do. That 'summer' misconception is due to big publicity that some of New York City summer free events, free thing to do get.

In fact, New York City, NYC, never ceases to amaze you with quantity and quality of its free events, free things to do whether it's summer or winter, spring or fall. Start using these unique New York City opportunities today!

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We make sure that New Yorkers and visitors to New York are informed about ALL free events, ALL free things to do that happen in New York City. The variety and quality are just mind boggling!

NYC, NY free events, free things to do: low budget/high class!

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In addition to providing information about free events, free things to do in New York City, Club freeTime offers its members complimentary tickets (a member can reserve up to 5 complimentary tickets per performance) to classical music concerts, dance performances and theater in New York City: when a producer wants that special buzz of the 'full house' - Club freeTime members are welcomed for their enthusiasm and sophistication!

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Get a taste of free Culture & free Entertainment in New York City!

Free culture & free entertainment in New York City is low budget, but high class!

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'Open up a whole new cultural world... in one of the most vibrant capital cities in the world, sampling cultural delights beyond anyone's wildest dream.' Rupert Parker, journalist, photographer, cameraman, and TV producer

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The quality and quantity of
free events,
free things to do
that happen in New York City
every day of the year
is truly amazing.

So don't miss the opportunities
that only New York provides:
stop wondering what to do;
start taking advantage of
free things to do,
free events to go to
in NYC
today!

free (and almost free) workshops in New York City (NYC)

Free workshops are among the many free, low budget and inexpensive events New York City has to offer.

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Join Silvana Pizzuti on Sunday mornings to learn and practice Tai Chi, a slow moving martial art with health benefits for all fitness levels.
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Workshops, July 05, 2015, 07/05/2015, Tai Chi on the Hudson
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Join the Manhattan Community Boathouse for a paddle on the Hudson! The free walk-up kayaking program operates on a first-come, first-served basis and is suitable for people of all ages and athletic abilities. Kayaks, paddles, lifejackets and basic instructions are provided. Please allow time for waiting in line when planning your visit. They cannot guarantee that you will have a chance to go out if you arrive less than an hour before we close. The last boat of the day goes out 15 minutes before the program closes for the evening. Weather permitting.
   New York City, NY; NYC

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Workshops, July 05, 2015, 07/05/2015, Kayaking on the Hudson
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Come learn how to take your chess game to the next level with Zeebedee Collins. Best for beginners; limited boards available.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, July 05, 2015, 07/05/2015, Checkmate 101
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Fishing in New York City? You bet! Each summer, Big City Fishing offers a free program, to those as young as five who are eager to learn both how to fish and about the Hudson River environment. They provide the rods, reels, bait and instruction. Beyond teaching fishing, the program also provides participants with a first-hand opportunity to learn about river ecology and the many fish species that can be found in the river. Participants can drop in a line and relax, or engage with environmental educators on such topics such as water quality, fish biology and more. A fun and educational experience, Big City Fishing offers city-dwellers a unique option for outdoor family recreation.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, July 05, 2015, 07/05/2015, Big City Fishing
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Fishing in New York City? You bet! Each summer, Big City Fishing offers a free program, to those as young as five who are eager to learn both how to fish and about the Hudson River environment. They provide the rods, reels, bait and instruction. Beyond teaching fishing, the program also provides participants with a first-hand opportunity to learn about river ecology and the many fish species that can be found in the river. Participants can drop in a line and relax, or engage with environmental educators on such topics such as water quality, fish biology and more. A fun and educational experience, Big City Fishing offers city-dwellers a unique option for outdoor family recreation.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, July 05, 2015, 07/05/2015, Big City Fishing
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Join Sunrise Abhaya Yoga for a yoga class that integrates postures, breathing exercises, relaxation and meditation to stretch, strengthen and condition.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, July 06, 2015, 07/06/2015, Sunrise Abhaya Yoga
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Energize your day with a workout before work. Balance, strengthen, and lengthen the body with moves inspired by ballet, yoga, and Pilates. Focusing on a unique combination of dynamic movement and isometric holds, the sequences work strategically to transform the body and develop long term postural benefits. Taught by the experts from barre3. No equipment necessary. Bringing a water bottle is encouraged.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, July 06, 2015, 07/06/2015, Barre Class
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Brooklyn resident James Martinelli’s Cardio Dance and Range of Movement workout offers improved strength and increased flexibility.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, July 06, 2015, 07/06/2015, Broadway Dance Workout
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Learn the basics features of Microsoft Word 2010, a word processing program you can use to create documents. Topics include entering and editing text, saving files, and formatting.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, July 06, 2015, 07/06/2015, MS Word 2010 for Beginners Workshop
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Learn a new language in this standalone beginner classes. Classes are not cumulative, so you may attend any class throughout the season without needing to play catch up.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Lessons, July 06, 2015, 07/06/2015, Beginner Italian Language Class
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Test your coordination and dexterity with free juggling lessons in the park. All skill levels are welcome to join in the fun. Equipment is provided. Lessons are weather permitting.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, July 06, 2015, 07/06/2015, Learn Juggling in the Park
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Fishing in New York City? You bet! Each summer, Big City Fishing offers a free program, to those as young as five who are eager to learn both how to fish and about the Hudson River environment. They provide the rods, reels, bait and instruction. Beyond teaching fishing, the program also provides participants with a first-hand opportunity to learn about river ecology and the many fish species that can be found in the river. Participants can drop in a line and relax, or engage with environmental educators on such topics such as water quality, fish biology and more. A fun and educational experience, Big City Fishing offers city-dwellers a unique option for outdoor family recreation.
   New York City, NY; NYC

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Workshops, July 06, 2015, 07/06/2015, Big City Fishing
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Learn the basics of working with spreadsheets using Microsoft Excel 2010. Topics include entering data and formulas, moving and copying data, formatting &amp; print previewing worksheets.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, July 06, 2015, 07/06/2015, MS Excel 2010 for Beginners Workshop
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Classes for all ages and experience levels. 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.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, July 07, 2015, 07/07/2015, Park Tai Chi
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Join neighbors from the Taoist Tai Chi Society for an introductory class. Tai Chi movements are believed to help calm the emotions, focus the mind, and strengthen the immune system. Don't miss this amazing opportunity to discover a new discipline and feel better in a natural, open-air space. Beginners welcome.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, July 07, 2015, 07/07/2015, Tuesday Tai Chi
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Perfect your downward dog under the trees and on the lush lawn at the 12th season of outdoor yoga classes, presented by Athleta with instructors curated by Yoga Journal and media support from Flavorpill. Mats are provided by Athleta - no need to bring your own.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, July 07, 2015, 07/07/2015, Park Yoga
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Learn all about the Cloud, what it is and how you use it.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, July 07, 2015, 07/07/2015, Connecting to the Cloud Workshop
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Meditate in the heart of the big city with Ziva Meditation. Reduce your level of stress, perform at the top of your game more consistently, improve the quality of your sleep, and do less and accomplish more with this free weekly class. No registration required; all levels welcome.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, July 07, 2015, 07/07/2015, Meditation Class in the Park
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Test your coordination and dexterity with free juggling lessons in the park. All skill levels are welcome to join in the fun. Equipment is provided. Lessons are weather permitting.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, July 07, 2015, 07/07/2015, Learn Juggling in the Park
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Fishing in New York City? You bet! Each summer, Big City Fishing offers a free program, to those as young as five who are eager to learn both how to fish and about the Hudson River environment. They provide the rods, reels, bait and instruction. Beyond teaching fishing, the program also provides participants with a first-hand opportunity to learn about river ecology and the many fish species that can be found in the river. Participants can drop in a line and relax, or engage with environmental educators on such topics such as water quality, fish biology and more. A fun and educational experience, Big City Fishing offers city-dwellers a unique option for outdoor family recreation.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, July 07, 2015, 07/07/2015, Big City Fishing
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Learn about hardware and software before buying a computer. With all the tablets out there it is hard to figure out which one you should get. Learn how to determine which tablet is the best fit for you.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, July 07, 2015, 07/07/2015, Tablet Buying Guide
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Specialty art classes with instruction by Artist and Craftsman Supply. All skill levels are welcome, and necessary materials are provided. For adults, age 16+.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, July 07, 2015, 07/07/2015, Basic Color Theory
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Join weekly Game Socials to meet up with like-minded players interested in the same games as you. On Tuesdays, they play the classic word game Scrabble.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, July 07, 2015, 07/07/2015, Scrabble Game Social
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Need help getting started with eBooks? Bring your laptop, eReader, tablet or smart phone to eBook Help Hour. Get assistance loading electronic library books on your Kindle, create your free Adobe ID, learn about 3M Cloud Library, and so much more. Make sure you bring your library card and any necessary access passwords for your devices so they can help you as quickly as possible.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, July 07, 2015, 07/07/2015, eBook Help Hour: Get Started with eBooks
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Lolë and FITiST bring you a summer of movement and well-being. A wide range of classes are offered, but space is limited to 75 people per class.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, July 07, 2015, 07/07/2015, Lolë/FITiST Meetup
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Reach your fitness goals in the world’s most beautiful outdoor gym! Get fit with innovative exercises designed by top trainers to utilize the Park’s best natural features: rocks, trails, stairs, hills, and gorgeous open lawns. A variety of in-Park classes will help you to maximize your strength and agility, as well as increase flexibility and muscle tone. Age 18 years and older.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, July 07, 2015, 07/07/2015, Park Circuit Workout
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Take your yoga practice outside and be inspired by stunning views. Participants should bring their own towels and mats.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, July 07, 2015, 07/07/2015, Outdoor Yoga Class
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Learn how to create a slideshow presentation using Microsoft PowerPoint 2010. Topics include creating and editing slides, inserting images and clipart, and running your slideshow.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, July 07, 2015, 07/07/2015, MS PowerPoint 2010 for Beginners Workshop
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Join instructor Melissa Ricci from Base Fitness for a flowing, multi-level pilates mat class that will tone and balance your muscles, align your body, strengthen your core, and give you renewed energy.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, July 07, 2015, 07/07/2015, Pilates in the Park
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You don't have to leave New York City to see the stars. Gaze at the stars, planets, and moon through the high-powered telescopes of the Amateur Astronomers Association, and chat with the experts about the sights you see.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, July 07, 2015, 07/07/2015, Stargazing in the Park
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Energize your day with a workout before work. Join The Rise NYC, a community-driven pop-up fitness group, for a Boot Camp. Rotations through exercises like crunches, planks, push-ups, burpees, and mountain climbers ensure a mixture of cardio and strength training that will keep you coming back - and seeing results. No equipment necessary; smiles and high-fives encouraged. Rain or shine.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, July 08, 2015, 07/08/2015, Park FitClub: Boot Camp with The Rise NYC
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Join neighbors from the Integral Yoga Institute, the Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Center, and two surprise guests, for weekly guided meditations. Rise above the city streets and start your day focused, centered, and connected with nature. Beginners welcome.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, July 08, 2015, 07/08/2015, Wednesday Meditation
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Learn how to create, edit and share online documents using Google's ever-evolving word processing, spreadsheet, presentation and calendar programs.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, July 08, 2015, 07/08/2015, Google Series Workshop: Google Drive/Docs
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Get inspired by the beautiful expanse of the Hudson River and New York Harbor and by the verdant park, with its very special Hot and Cool gardens; each flower-filled and colorful throughout the season. All art materials are provided. Participants can practice already known techniques or try new ones using water colors, pastels, colored pencils, and other media. An artist/educator will offer ideas,instruction and critiques regarding technique.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, July 08, 2015, 07/08/2015, Elements of Nature Drawing
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Test your coordination and dexterity with free juggling lessons in the park. All skill levels are welcome to join in the fun. Equipment is provided. Lessons are weather permitting.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, July 08, 2015, 07/08/2015, Learn Juggling in the Park
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Many people are challenged when trying to draw the human figure. This workshop offers everyone a chance to improve their skills through a wonderful outdoor figure drawing class. Each week a different model will strike both short and long poses for participants to draw. An artist/educator will be on hand to offer suggestions and give critiques throughout the class. All drawing materials are supplied.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, July 08, 2015, 07/08/2015, Figure al Fresco
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Join us at our weekly Game Socials to meet up with like-minded players interested in the same games as you. On Wednesdays, play the popular strategy game Settlers of Catan.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, July 08, 2015, 07/08/2015, Settlers of Catan Game Social
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An after-work volleyball game for adults. The scorekeeper and the ball will be provided and will instruct newcomers in the basics of the game. This good-natured game has been going for over a decade, and although many people have been attending year after year, players of all experience levels are welcome. Coming by after work is a great way to relax and make new friends.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, July 08, 2015, 07/08/2015, Volleyball After Work
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Open space, fresh sea air, and the floral scent of the gardens will help you stretch away the stress of the workday and allow you to let go of the hectic buzz of city life. Whether you’re still learning Child’s Pose or have mastered the Twisted Half Moon, instructor Mary Ryan Barnes, who has been teaching Yoga for over twenty five years, will guide you through a routine that works for you. Bring your own mat or borrow one from us.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, July 08, 2015, 07/08/2015, Sunset Yoga
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End your day with relaxing Hatha yoga with instructor Hollis Lewis in a beautiful sunset setting. Suitable for all fitness levels. Please wear loose, comfortable clothing and bring your own mat.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, July 08, 2015, 07/08/2015, Evening Yoga
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Lolë and FITiST bring you a summer of movement and well-being. A wide range of classes are offered, but space is limited to 75 people per class.
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Workshops, July 08, 2015, 07/08/2015, Lolë/FITiST Meetup
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Explore more advanced features of Microsoft Excel 2010. Topics include using formulas and functions, data sorting and conditional formatting.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, July 08, 2015, 07/08/2015, Advanced MS Excel 2010 Workshop
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Join Lou Cornacchia, founder of Cobble Hill’s Body in Balance Studio, for her amazing Pilates Mat Class. Students will learn proper technique, core muscle strength, spinal alignment and shoulder stabilization. This dynamic class is intermediate/advanced and done to upbeat music, emphasizes stretching, good posture, upper body and serious core strength. Classes are open to ages 16 and older. Participants must bring their own mat and dynaband. You are required to fill out a release form and bring one to every class. Beginners are welcome to go at their own pace.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, July 08, 2015, 07/08/2015, Sunset Pilates
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This Open Flow class is for all levels. They use the Sun Salutations to warm up, and then take you through various hip-openers, forward bends, and backbends to energize and open up the heart, calm the mind and fire the digestion. The movement initiates with the breath to bring awareness and connect to the vital energy of the body, Prana.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, July 09, 2015, 07/09/2015, Wake Up Yoga with Atmananda
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Classes for all ages and experience levels. 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.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, July 09, 2015, 07/09/2015, Park Tai Chi
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CLAY Health Club + Spa presents Strength, Power and Peace, a class sampler series for you to experience CLAY's integrated approach to fitness and wellness. Experience the physical, mental and spiritual benefits of Zen Power, Strength and Flow, Full Body Core Pilates, Rhythm of Yoga, Tai Chi and more.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, July 09, 2015, 07/09/2015, Pilates: Strong to the Core
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Brick New York's B|X workouts are high energy, face-paced cardio with body weight interval training. The classes are similar to a boot camp and perfect for the person looking for a non-stop, action-packed 45 minutes of exercise, without the heavy weightlifting. B|X focuses on cardio, muscle tone, flexibility and agility training.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, July 09, 2015, 07/09/2015, Cardio and Strength
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Learn the basics of navigating a PC with Windows 7.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, July 09, 2015, 07/09/2015, Windows 7 Basics Workshop
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Begin exploring your genealogy with the NYPL. This class explains the basic steps to getting started in family history research by examining vital records - birth, marriage, and death certificates, and search tips for census population schedules.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, July 09, 2015, 07/09/2015, Uncovering Your Family History: Researching Vital Records and the Census
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Test your coordination and dexterity with free juggling lessons in the park. All skill levels are welcome to join in the fun. Equipment is provided. Lessons are weather permitting.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, July 09, 2015, 07/09/2015, Learn Juggling in the Park
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Share your passion for checkers, chess, mahjong, Monopoly, or Scrabble. All levels of play welcome.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, July 09, 2015, 07/09/2015, Retro Board Gaming for Adults
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Fishing in New York City? You bet! Each summer, Big City Fishing offers a free program, to those as young as five who are eager to learn both how to fish and about the Hudson River environment. They provide the rods, reels, bait and instruction. Beyond teaching fishing, the program also provides participants with a first-hand opportunity to learn about river ecology and the many fish species that can be found in the river. Participants can drop in a line and relax, or engage with environmental educators on such topics such as water quality, fish biology and more. A fun and educational experience, Big City Fishing offers city-dwellers a unique option for outdoor family recreation.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, July 09, 2015, 07/09/2015, Big City Fishing
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Explore current and historical newspapers and periodicals available online through NYPL.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, July 09, 2015, 07/09/2015, Researching with E-Resources: Periodicals and Newspapers
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Join us at our weekly Game Socials to meet up with like-minded players interested in the same games as you. On Thursdays, beginners are invited to play chess.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, July 09, 2015, 07/09/2015, Beginners' Chess Social
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Glide along the water while kayaking. Children under 18 must have an adult guardian present. All levels are welcome and no experience is necessary.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, July 09, 2015, 07/09/2015, Kayaking in the Park
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Perfect your downward dog under the trees and on the lush lawn at the 12th season of outdoor yoga classes, presented by Athleta with instructors curated by Yoga Journal and media support from Flavorpill. Mats are provided by Athleta - no need to bring your own.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, July 09, 2015, 07/09/2015, Park Yoga
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Reach your fitness goals in the world’s most beautiful outdoor gym! Get fit with innovative exercises designed by top trainers to utilize the Park’s best natural features: rocks, trails, stairs, hills, and gorgeous open lawns. A variety of in-Park classes will help you to maximize your strength and agility, as well as increase flexibility and muscle tone. Age 18 years and older.
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Workshops, July 09, 2015, 07/09/2015, Park Circuit Workout
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Pen your own story, poem, or screenplay, at writers workshops guaranteed to improve and perfect. Facilitated by: B.C. Edwards.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, July 09, 2015, 07/09/2015, Creative Writing Writers Workshop
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Crunch presents a calorie-burning cardio and pilates-based toning class, combined to maximize your fat burning potential.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, July 09, 2015, 07/09/2015, Fat-Burning Pilates with Crunch
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A free weekly drop-in Tai Chi class on Friday mornings from May through October. The sights and sounds of the Hudson River provide an ideal backdrop for focusing and exercising the body and mind. Instructor Alex Hing will lead the group through gentle physical exercises and stretching. Tai Chi is a low impact exercise form practiced for both its defense training and its health benefits. Each posture flows into the next without pause, ensuring that the body is in constant motion. It is an excellent choice of exercise for people of all ages.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, July 10, 2015, 07/10/2015, Morning Tai Chi
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This course will cover some basic features of the iPad. Learn the hardware, some settings, navigation and app basics.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, July 10, 2015, 07/10/2015, iPad Basics Workshop
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Join weekly Game Socials to meet up with like-minded players interested in the same games as you. On Fridays, they play the popular party game Apples to Apples.
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Workshops, July 10, 2015, 07/10/2015, Apples to Apples Game Social
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Improvise on African, Latin and Caribbean rhythms at Sunset Jam on the Hudson drumming circle. The gatherings are led by master drummers. After beginning with the teaching of traditional drumming patterns, and establishing a steady heartbeat pulse, participants are then asked to contribute their own rhythmic patterns as part of call and response chanting and drumming. Instruments are provided, or bring your own.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, July 10, 2015, 07/10/2015, Sunset Jam on the Hudson
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Enjoy views of the Park's landscapes as you get fit. Coach Lon Wilson of the New York Walkers Club leads walks at a moderate to brisk pace over mostly flat surfaces. Wear comfortable sneakers! Ages 18+.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, July 11, 2015, 07/11/2015, Health and Race Walking
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Glide along the water while kayaking. Children under 18 must have an adult guardian present. All levels are welcome and no experience is necessary.
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Workshops, July 11, 2015, 07/11/2015, Kayaking in the Park
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Join the Manhattan Community Boathouse for a paddle on the Hudson! The free walk-up kayaking program operates on a first-come, first-served basis and is suitable for people of all ages and athletic abilities. Kayaks, paddles, lifejackets and basic instructions are provided. Please allow time for waiting in line when planning your visit. They cannot guarantee that you will have a chance to go out if you arrive less than an hour before we close. The last boat of the day goes out 15 minutes before the program closes for the evening. Weather permitting.
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Workshops, July 11, 2015, 07/11/2015, Kayaking on the Hudson
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Learn the basics of fly fishing for free. Join expert instructors from Orvis for lessons on fly casting and outfit rigging.
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Workshops, July 11, 2015, 07/11/2015, Park Fly Fishing
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Join Grandmaster Irina Krush as she demonstrates and teaches you lead moves on the board, followed by a simul game for up to 30 players. Not for beginner chess players, must have experience.
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Workshops, July 11, 2015, 07/11/2015, Chess Lecture and Simul Series with Grandmaster Irina Krush
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This modern dance class, now in its fifth year, is led by dancers from the world-renowned Limón Dance Company. Experience the joy of movement and dance — open to all levels.
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Workshops, July 11, 2015, 07/11/2015, Moves with Limón Dance
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The Drawing in the Park program offers artists of all experience levels the opportunity to create in a beautiful environment, with an instructor on hand to provide guidance and critiques. Participants are offered the chance to paint in watercolor, or use pastels, chalk, and charcoal. Artists can draw upon the actual landscapes or to draw from their own imagination. Art materials are provided and participants provide the energy and their personal vision.
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Workshops, July 11, 2015, 07/11/2015, Drawing in the Park
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Shape Up NYC offers free fitness classes to help New Yorkers get and stay fit.
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Workshops, July 11, 2015, 07/11/2015, Shape Up NYC Zumba
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Learn the basics features of Microsoft Word 2010, a word processing program you can use to create documents. Topics include entering and editing text, saving files, and formatting.
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Workshops, July 11, 2015, 07/11/2015, MS Word 2010 for Beginners Workshop
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Join Silvana Pizzuti on Sunday mornings to learn and practice Tai Chi, a slow moving martial art with health benefits for all fitness levels.
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Workshops, July 12, 2015, 07/12/2015, Tai Chi on the Hudson
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Join the Manhattan Community Boathouse for a paddle on the Hudson! The free walk-up kayaking program operates on a first-come, first-served basis and is suitable for people of all ages and athletic abilities. Kayaks, paddles, lifejackets and basic instructions are provided. Please allow time for waiting in line when planning your visit. They cannot guarantee that you will have a chance to go out if you arrive less than an hour before we close. The last boat of the day goes out 15 minutes before the program closes for the evening. Weather permitting.
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Workshops, July 12, 2015, 07/12/2015, Kayaking on the Hudson
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Come learn how to take your chess game to the next level with Zeebedee Collins. Best for beginners; limited boards available.
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Workshops, July 12, 2015, 07/12/2015, Checkmate 101
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Fishing in New York City? You bet! Each summer, Big City Fishing offers a free program, to those as young as five who are eager to learn both how to fish and about the Hudson River environment. They provide the rods, reels, bait and instruction. Beyond teaching fishing, the program also provides participants with a first-hand opportunity to learn about river ecology and the many fish species that can be found in the river. Participants can drop in a line and relax, or engage with environmental educators on such topics such as water quality, fish biology and more. A fun and educational experience, Big City Fishing offers city-dwellers a unique option for outdoor family recreation.
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Workshops, July 12, 2015, 07/12/2015, Big City Fishing
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Fishing in New York City? You bet! Each summer, Big City Fishing offers a free program, to those as young as five who are eager to learn both how to fish and about the Hudson River environment. They provide the rods, reels, bait and instruction. Beyond teaching fishing, the program also provides participants with a first-hand opportunity to learn about river ecology and the many fish species that can be found in the river. Participants can drop in a line and relax, or engage with environmental educators on such topics such as water quality, fish biology and more. A fun and educational experience, Big City Fishing offers city-dwellers a unique option for outdoor family recreation.
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Workshops, July 12, 2015, 07/12/2015, Big City Fishing
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Join Sunrise Abhaya Yoga for a yoga class that integrates postures, breathing exercises, relaxation and meditation to stretch, strengthen and condition.
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Workshops, July 13, 2015, 07/13/2015, Sunrise Abhaya Yoga
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Energize your day with a workout before work. Balance, strengthen, and lengthen the body with moves inspired by ballet, yoga, and Pilates. Focusing on a unique combination of dynamic movement and isometric holds, the sequences work strategically to transform the body and develop long term postural benefits. Taught by the experts from barre3. No equipment necessary. Bringing a water bottle is encouraged.
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Workshops, July 13, 2015, 07/13/2015, Barre Class
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Brooklyn resident James Martinelli’s Cardio Dance and Range of Movement workout offers improved strength and increased flexibility.
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Workshops, July 13, 2015, 07/13/2015, Broadway Dance Workout
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Learn the basics features of Microsoft Word 2010, a word processing program you can use to create documents. Topics include entering and editing text, saving files, and formatting.
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Workshops, July 13, 2015, 07/13/2015, MS Word 2010 for Beginners Workshop
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Learn a new language in this standalone beginner classes. Classes are not cumulative, so you may attend any class throughout the season without needing to play catch up.
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Lessons, July 13, 2015, 07/13/2015, Beginner Japanese Language Class
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Fishing in New York City? You bet! Each summer, Big City Fishing offers a free program, to those as young as five who are eager to learn both how to fish and about the Hudson River environment. They provide the rods, reels, bait and instruction. Beyond teaching fishing, the program also provides participants with a first-hand opportunity to learn about river ecology and the many fish species that can be found in the river. Participants can drop in a line and relax, or engage with environmental educators on such topics such as water quality, fish biology and more. A fun and educational experience, Big City Fishing offers city-dwellers a unique option for outdoor family recreation.
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Workshops, July 13, 2015, 07/13/2015, Big City Fishing
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With Peter Doobinin. Insight meditation — the practice of mindfulness developed in the Theravadan Buddhist tradition — is a straightforward, practical and compassionate approach to spiritual and personal development. It offers a very effective way to reduce stress, let go of habitual, painful thinking patterns, and develop concentration, ease, well-being, and a deep understanding of the relationship between our body and mind.
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Workshops, July 13, 2015, 07/13/2015, Intro Class: Insight Meditation
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Classes for all ages and experience levels. 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.
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Workshops, July 14, 2015, 07/14/2015, Park Tai Chi
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Join neighbors from the Taoist Tai Chi Society for an introductory class. Tai Chi movements are believed to help calm the emotions, focus the mind, and strengthen the immune system. Don't miss this amazing opportunity to discover a new discipline and feel better in a natural, open-air space. Beginners welcome.
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Workshops, July 14, 2015, 07/14/2015, Tuesday Tai Chi
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Perfect your downward dog under the trees and on the lush lawn at the 12th season of outdoor yoga classes, presented by Athleta with instructors curated by Yoga Journal and media support from Flavorpill. Mats are provided by Athleta - no need to bring your own.
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Workshops, July 14, 2015, 07/14/2015, Park Yoga
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This class will explore the editing of photos using PIXLR. Please bring a flash drive or SD card with pictures to be edited.
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Workshops, July 14, 2015, 07/14/2015, Photo Editing for Beginners Using PIXLR
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Meditate in the heart of the big city with Ziva Meditation. Reduce your level of stress, perform at the top of your game more consistently, improve the quality of your sleep, and do less and accomplish more with this free weekly class. No registration required; all levels welcome.
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Workshops, July 14, 2015, 07/14/2015, Meditation Class in the Park
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Fishing in New York City? You bet! Each summer, Big City Fishing offers a free program, to those as young as five who are eager to learn both how to fish and about the Hudson River environment. They provide the rods, reels, bait and instruction. Beyond teaching fishing, the program also provides participants with a first-hand opportunity to learn about river ecology and the many fish species that can be found in the river. Participants can drop in a line and relax, or engage with environmental educators on such topics such as water quality, fish biology and more. A fun and educational experience, Big City Fishing offers city-dwellers a unique option for outdoor family recreation.
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Workshops, July 14, 2015, 07/14/2015, Big City Fishing
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This course will cover some basic features of the iPad. Learn the hardware, some settings, navigation and app basics.
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Workshops, July 14, 2015, 07/14/2015, iPad Basics Workshop
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This course will cover some basic features of the iPad. Learn the hardware, some settings, navigation and app basics.
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Workshops, July 14, 2015, 07/14/2015, iPad Basics Workshop
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Help NYPL build the geospatial library of the future! This workshop will get you oriented with the set of tools the Library has developed that enables librarians and the general public to add valuable geographic context to old maps by overlaying digital images of historical maps onto a contemporary digital map through a process called georectification, or "warping" maps. This means overlaying digital images of historic maps onto a contemporary digital map (similar to Google Maps), transforming them into tiles of a virtual atlas.
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Workshops, July 14, 2015, 07/14/2015, Citizen Cartography: Building a Virtual Atlas of New York
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Join weekly Game Socials to meet up with like-minded players interested in the same games as you. On Tuesdays, they play the classic word game Scrabble.
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Workshops, July 14, 2015, 07/14/2015, Scrabble Game Social
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Lolë and FITiST bring you a summer of movement and well-being. A wide range of classes are offered, but space is limited to 75 people per class.
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Workshops, July 14, 2015, 07/14/2015, Lolë/FITiST Meetup
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Reach your fitness goals in the world’s most beautiful outdoor gym! Get fit with innovative exercises designed by top trainers to utilize the Park’s best natural features: rocks, trails, stairs, hills, and gorgeous open lawns. A variety of in-Park classes will help you to maximize your strength and agility, as well as increase flexibility and muscle tone. Age 18 years and older.
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Workshops, July 14, 2015, 07/14/2015, Park Circuit Workout
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Take your yoga practice outside and be inspired by stunning views. Participants should bring their own towels and mats.
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Workshops, July 14, 2015, 07/14/2015, Outdoor Yoga Class
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Join instructor Melissa Ricci from Base Fitness for a flowing, multi-level pilates mat class that will tone and balance your muscles, align your body, strengthen your core, and give you renewed energy.
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Workshops, July 14, 2015, 07/14/2015, Pilates in the Park
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You don't have to leave New York City to see the stars. Gaze at the stars, planets, and moon through the high-powered telescopes of the Amateur Astronomers Association, and chat with the experts about the sights you see.
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Workshops, July 14, 2015, 07/14/2015, Stargazing in the Park
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Energize your day with a workout before work. Join The Rise NYC, a community-driven pop-up fitness group, for a Boot Camp. Rotations through exercises like crunches, planks, push-ups, burpees, and mountain climbers ensure a mixture of cardio and strength training that will keep you coming back - and seeing results. No equipment necessary; smiles and high-fives encouraged. Rain or shine.
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Workshops, July 15, 2015, 07/15/2015, Park FitClub: Boot Camp with The Rise NYC
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Join neighbors from the Integral Yoga Institute, the Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Center, and two surprise guests, for weekly guided meditations. Rise above the city streets and start your day focused, centered, and connected with nature. Beginners welcome.
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Workshops, July 15, 2015, 07/15/2015, Wednesday Meditation
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Get inspired by the beautiful expanse of the Hudson River and New York Harbor and by the verdant park, with its very special Hot and Cool gardens; each flower-filled and colorful throughout the season. All art materials are provided. Participants can practice already known techniques or try new ones using water colors, pastels, colored pencils, and other media. An artist/educator will offer ideas,instruction and critiques regarding technique.
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Workshops, July 15, 2015, 07/15/2015, Elements of Nature Drawing
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Need help getting started with eBooks? Bring your laptop, eReader, tablet or smart phone to eBook Help Hour. Get assistance loading electronic library books on your Kindle, create your free Adobe ID, learn about 3M Cloud Library, and so much more. Make sure you bring your library card and any necessary access passwords for your devices so they can help you as quickly as possible.
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Workshops, July 15, 2015, 07/15/2015, eBook Help Hour: Get Started with eBooks
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Many people are challenged when trying to draw the human figure. This workshop offers everyone a chance to improve their skills through a wonderful outdoor figure drawing class. Each week a different model will strike both short and long poses for participants to draw. An artist/educator will be on hand to offer suggestions and give critiques throughout the class. All drawing materials are supplied.
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Workshops, July 15, 2015, 07/15/2015, Figure al Fresco
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Discover genealogical resources at the New York Public Library. This class offers an introductory exploration of passenger lists and naturalization records, their history, and the history Castle Garden, Ellis Island, and the Port of New York as a site of immigration to the United States.
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Workshops, July 15, 2015, 07/15/2015, Uncovering Your Family History: Researching Immigration Records
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A teaching artist provides expert instruction in drawing, taking inspiration from the architecture, monuments, and people in in the park. Learn basic drawing techniques including line, composition, shading, and depth. Pencils, eraser, paper, and drawing board provided.
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Workshops, July 15, 2015, 07/15/2015, Drawing Lessons for Adults
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Join us at our weekly Game Socials to meet up with like-minded players interested in the same games as you. On Wednesdays, play the popular strategy game Settlers of Catan.
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Workshops, July 15, 2015, 07/15/2015, Settlers of Catan Game Social
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An after-work volleyball game for adults. The scorekeeper and the ball will be provided and will instruct newcomers in the basics of the game. This good-natured game has been going for over a decade, and although many people have been attending year after year, players of all experience levels are welcome. Coming by after work is a great way to relax and make new friends.
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Workshops, July 15, 2015, 07/15/2015, Volleyball After Work
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With Thomas Amelio. One of the most powerful and complete means for awakening, healing and transformation is chakra practice. Central to the yoga tradition, chakras are spiritual, psychological and emotional energy centers that exist within the human subtle body. In this class, explore the unique purpose and function of each chakra.
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Workshops, July 15, 2015, 07/15/2015, Intro Class: The Alchemy of the Chakras
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Open space, fresh sea air, and the floral scent of the gardens will help you stretch away the stress of the workday and allow you to let go of the hectic buzz of city life. Whether you’re still learning Child’s Pose or have mastered the Twisted Half Moon, instructor Mary Ryan Barnes, who has been teaching Yoga for over twenty five years, will guide you through a routine that works for you. Bring your own mat or borrow one from us.
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Workshops, July 15, 2015, 07/15/2015, Sunset Yoga
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End your day with relaxing Hatha yoga with instructor Hollis Lewis in a beautiful sunset setting. Suitable for all fitness levels. Please wear loose, comfortable clothing and bring your own mat.
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Workshops, July 15, 2015, 07/15/2015, Evening Yoga
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Lolë and FITiST bring you a summer of movement and well-being. A wide range of classes are offered, but space is limited to 75 people per class.
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Workshops, July 15, 2015, 07/15/2015, Lolë/FITiST Meetup
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Learn about the online social network Facebook.
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Workshops, July 15, 2015, 07/15/2015, Facebook Basics
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Join Lou Cornacchia, founder of Cobble Hill’s Body in Balance Studio, for her amazing Pilates Mat Class. Students will learn proper technique, core muscle strength, spinal alignment and shoulder stabilization. This dynamic class is intermediate/advanced and done to upbeat music, emphasizes stretching, good posture, upper body and serious core strength. Classes are open to ages 16 and older. Participants must bring their own mat and dynaband. You are required to fill out a release form and bring one to every class. Beginners are welcome to go at their own pace.
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Workshops, July 15, 2015, 07/15/2015, Sunset Pilates
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This Open Flow class is for all levels. They use the Sun Salutations to warm up, and then take you through various hip-openers, forward bends, and backbends to energize and open up the heart, calm the mind and fire the digestion. The movement initiates with the breath to bring awareness and connect to the vital energy of the body, Prana.
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Workshops, July 16, 2015, 07/16/2015, Wake Up Yoga with Atmananda
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Classes for all ages and experience levels. 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.
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Workshops, July 16, 2015, 07/16/2015, Park Tai Chi
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CLAY Health Club + Spa presents Strength, Power and Peace, a class sampler series for you to experience CLAY's integrated approach to fitness and wellness. Experience the physical, mental and spiritual benefits of Zen Power, Strength and Flow, Full Body Core Pilates, Rhythm of Yoga, Tai Chi and more.
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Workshops, July 16, 2015, 07/16/2015, Yoga : Zen Power
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Brick New York's B|X workouts are high energy, face-paced cardio with body weight interval training. The classes are similar to a boot camp and perfect for the person looking for a non-stop, action-packed 45 minutes of exercise, without the heavy weightlifting. B|X focuses on cardio, muscle tone, flexibility and agility training.
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Workshops, July 16, 2015, 07/16/2015, Cardio and Strength
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Discover free computer tutorials on the web. Search NYPL’s Catalog for books, DVDs and eBooks to help you learn computer programs and concepts on your own. Find resources on Word, Excel, Office 2010 and 2013, the Internet, typing and other topics.
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Workshops, July 16, 2015, 07/16/2015, Teach Yourself: Computer Self-Study
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Test your coordination and dexterity with free juggling lessons in the park. All skill levels are welcome to join in the fun. Equipment is provided. Lessons are weather permitting.
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Workshops, July 16, 2015, 07/16/2015, Learn Juggling in the Park
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Fishing in New York City? You bet! Each summer, Big City Fishing offers a free program, to those as young as five who are eager to learn both how to fish and about the Hudson River environment. They provide the rods, reels, bait and instruction. Beyond teaching fishing, the program also provides participants with a first-hand opportunity to learn about river ecology and the many fish species that can be found in the river. Participants can drop in a line and relax, or engage with environmental educators on such topics such as water quality, fish biology and more. A fun and educational experience, Big City Fishing offers city-dwellers a unique option for outdoor family recreation.
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Workshops, July 16, 2015, 07/16/2015, Big City Fishing
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Share your passion for checkers, chess, mahjong, Monopoly, or Scrabble. All levels of play welcome.
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Workshops, July 16, 2015, 07/16/2015, Retro Board Gaming for Adults
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Using basic database search techniques, learn how to find full-text articles from thousands of magazines, newspapers, and journals that are available in the extensive digital archive known as EBSCOhost.
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Workshops, July 16, 2015, 07/16/2015, Magazines and Newspapers Database Workshop 1
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Join us at our weekly Game Socials to meet up with like-minded players interested in the same games as you. On Thursdays, beginners are invited to play chess.
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Workshops, July 16, 2015, 07/16/2015, Beginners' Chess Social
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Glide along the water while kayaking. Children under 18 must have an adult guardian present. All levels are welcome and no experience is necessary.
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Workshops, July 16, 2015, 07/16/2015, Kayaking in the Park
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Perfect your downward dog under the trees and on the lush lawn at the 12th season of outdoor yoga classes, presented by Athleta with instructors curated by Yoga Journal and media support from Flavorpill. Mats are provided by Athleta - no need to bring your own.
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Workshops, July 16, 2015, 07/16/2015, Park Yoga
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Crunch presents House Grooves, from underground to mainstream, this popular form of dance offers a constant cardio workout that will keep you sweating in style. Learn easy to follow routines that combine aerobic dance, jazz, house &amp; hip-hop moves.
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Workshops, July 16, 2015, 07/16/2015, House Grooves Workout with Crunch
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Learn the American version of this social, strategy game hailing from China at free clinics in the park.
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Workshops, July 16, 2015, 07/16/2015, Mah Jongg Clinic
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Are you a Mac, PC... or neither? Learn about the differences between Apple's Mac computers and Windows PCs by exploring the advantages and limitations of each platform.
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Workshops, July 16, 2015, 07/16/2015, PC vs. Mac Workshop
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Pen your own story, poem, or screenplay, at writers workshops guaranteed to improve and perfect. Facilitated by: Pete Jensen.
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Workshops, July 16, 2015, 07/16/2015, TV Writers Workshop
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Crunch presents Rock Yoga, a free expression of music &amp; a strong Vinyasa flow to awaken your being. The spirit of popular music and the teachings of yoga will rock your world.
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Workshops, July 16, 2015, 07/16/2015, Rock Yoga with Crunch
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A free weekly drop-in Tai Chi class on Friday mornings from May through October. The sights and sounds of the Hudson River provide an ideal backdrop for focusing and exercising the body and mind. Instructor Alex Hing will lead the group through gentle physical exercises and stretching. Tai Chi is a low impact exercise form practiced for both its defense training and its health benefits. Each posture flows into the next without pause, ensuring that the body is in constant motion. It is an excellent choice of exercise for people of all ages.
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Workshops, July 17, 2015, 07/17/2015, Morning Tai Chi
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Test your coordination and dexterity with free juggling lessons in the park. All skill levels are welcome to join in the fun. Equipment is provided. Lessons are weather permitting.
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Workshops, July 17, 2015, 07/17/2015, Learn Juggling in the Park
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Join weekly Game Socials to meet up with like-minded players interested in the same games as you. On Fridays, they play the popular party game Apples to Apples.
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Workshops, July 17, 2015, 07/17/2015, Apples to Apples Game Social
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Improvise on African, Latin and Caribbean rhythms at Sunset Jam on the Hudson drumming circle. The gatherings are led by master drummers. After beginning with the teaching of traditional drumming patterns, and establishing a steady heartbeat pulse, participants are then asked to contribute their own rhythmic patterns as part of call and response chanting and drumming. Instruments are provided, or bring your own.
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Workshops, July 17, 2015, 07/17/2015, Sunset Jam on the Hudson
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Enjoy views of the Park's landscapes as you get fit. Coach Lon Wilson of the New York Walkers Club leads walks at a moderate to brisk pace over mostly flat surfaces. Wear comfortable sneakers! Ages 18+.
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Workshops, July 18, 2015, 07/18/2015, Health and Race Walking
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Glide along the water while kayaking. Children under 18 must have an adult guardian present. All levels are welcome and no experience is necessary.
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Workshops, July 18, 2015, 07/18/2015, Kayaking in the Park
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Join the Manhattan Community Boathouse for a paddle on the Hudson! The free walk-up kayaking program operates on a first-come, first-served basis and is suitable for people of all ages and athletic abilities. Kayaks, paddles, lifejackets and basic instructions are provided. Please allow time for waiting in line when planning your visit. They cannot guarantee that you will have a chance to go out if you arrive less than an hour before we close. The last boat of the day goes out 15 minutes before the program closes for the evening. Weather permitting.
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Workshops, July 18, 2015, 07/18/2015, Kayaking on the Hudson
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This modern dance class, now in its fifth year, is led by dancers from the world-renowned Limón Dance Company. Experience the joy of movement and dance — open to all levels.
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Workshops, July 18, 2015, 07/18/2015, Moves with Limón Dance
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The Drawing in the Park program offers artists of all experience levels the opportunity to create in a beautiful environment, with an instructor on hand to provide guidance and critiques. Participants are offered the chance to paint in watercolor, or use pastels, chalk, and charcoal. Artists can draw upon the actual landscapes or to draw from their own imagination. Art materials are provided and participants provide the energy and their personal vision.
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Workshops, July 18, 2015, 07/18/2015, Drawing in the Park
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Shape Up NYC offers free fitness classes to help New Yorkers get and stay fit.
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Workshops, July 18, 2015, 07/18/2015, Shape Up NYC Zumba
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Test your coordination and dexterity with free juggling lessons in the park. All skill levels are welcome to join in the fun. Equipment is provided. Lessons are weather permitting.
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Workshops, July 18, 2015, 07/18/2015, Learn Juggling in the Park
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Learn the basics features of Microsoft Word 2010, a word processing program you can use to create documents. Topics include entering and editing text, saving files, and formatting.
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Workshops, July 18, 2015, 07/18/2015, MS Word 2010 for Beginners Workshop
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Join Silvana Pizzuti on Sunday mornings to learn and practice Tai Chi, a slow moving martial art with health benefits for all fitness levels.
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Workshops, July 19, 2015, 07/19/2015, Tai Chi on the Hudson
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Join the Manhattan Community Boathouse for a paddle on the Hudson! The free walk-up kayaking program operates on a first-come, first-served basis and is suitable for people of all ages and athletic abilities. Kayaks, paddles, lifejackets and basic instructions are provided. Please allow time for waiting in line when planning your visit. They cannot guarantee that you will have a chance to go out if you arrive less than an hour before we close. The last boat of the day goes out 15 minutes before the program closes for the evening. Weather permitting.
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Workshops, July 19, 2015, 07/19/2015, Kayaking on the Hudson
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A free dialogue writing class, taught by Jeremy Wechter.
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Workshops, July 19, 2015, 07/19/2015, Gotham Writers Workshop: Dialogue
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Come learn how to take your chess game to the next level with Zeebedee Collins. Best for beginners; limited boards available.
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Workshops, July 19, 2015, 07/19/2015, Checkmate 101
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Fishing in New York City? You bet! Each summer, Big City Fishing offers a free program, to those as young as five who are eager to learn both how to fish and about the Hudson River environment. They provide the rods, reels, bait and instruction. Beyond teaching fishing, the program also provides participants with a first-hand opportunity to learn about river ecology and the many fish species that can be found in the river. Participants can drop in a line and relax, or engage with environmental educators on such topics such as water quality, fish biology and more. A fun and educational experience, Big City Fishing offers city-dwellers a unique option for outdoor family recreation.
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Workshops, July 19, 2015, 07/19/2015, Big City Fishing
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Fishing in New York City? You bet! Each summer, Big City Fishing offers a free program, to those as young as five who are eager to learn both how to fish and about the Hudson River environment. They provide the rods, reels, bait and instruction. Beyond teaching fishing, the program also provides participants with a first-hand opportunity to learn about river ecology and the many fish species that can be found in the river. Participants can drop in a line and relax, or engage with environmental educators on such topics such as water quality, fish biology and more. A fun and educational experience, Big City Fishing offers city-dwellers a unique option for outdoor family recreation.
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Workshops, July 19, 2015, 07/19/2015, Big City Fishing
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Join Sunrise Abhaya Yoga for a yoga class that integrates postures, breathing exercises, relaxation and meditation to stretch, strengthen and condition.
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Workshops, July 20, 2015, 07/20/2015, Sunrise Abhaya Yoga
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Energize your day with a workout before work. Balance, strengthen, and lengthen the body with moves inspired by ballet, yoga, and Pilates. Focusing on a unique combination of dynamic movement and isometric holds, the sequences work strategically to transform the body and develop long term postural benefits. Taught by the experts from barre3. No equipment necessary. Bringing a water bottle is encouraged.
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Workshops, July 20, 2015, 07/20/2015, Barre Class
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Brooklyn resident James Martinelli’s Cardio Dance and Range of Movement workout offers improved strength and increased flexibility.
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Workshops, July 20, 2015, 07/20/2015, Broadway Dance Workout
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Learn a new language in this standalone beginner classes. Classes are not cumulative, so you may attend any class throughout the season without needing to play catch up.
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Lessons, July 20, 2015, 07/20/2015, Beginner Brazilian Portuguese Language Class
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Test your coordination and dexterity with free juggling lessons in the park. All skill levels are welcome to join in the fun. Equipment is provided. Lessons are weather permitting.
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Workshops, July 20, 2015, 07/20/2015, Learn Juggling in the Park
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Learn the American version of this social, strategy game hailing from China at free clinics in the park.
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Workshops, July 20, 2015, 07/20/2015, Mah Jongg Clinic
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Fishing in New York City? You bet! Each summer, Big City Fishing offers a free program, to those as young as five who are eager to learn both how to fish and about the Hudson River environment. They provide the rods, reels, bait and instruction. Beyond teaching fishing, the program also provides participants with a first-hand opportunity to learn about river ecology and the many fish species that can be found in the river. Participants can drop in a line and relax, or engage with environmental educators on such topics such as water quality, fish biology and more. A fun and educational experience, Big City Fishing offers city-dwellers a unique option for outdoor family recreation.
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Workshops, July 20, 2015, 07/20/2015, Big City Fishing
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Learn the basics of working with spreadsheets using Microsoft Excel 2010. Topics include entering data and formulas, moving and copying data, formatting &amp; print previewing worksheets.
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Workshops, July 20, 2015, 07/20/2015, MS Excel 2010 for Beginners Workshop
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Classes for all ages and experience levels. 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.
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Workshops, July 21, 2015, 07/21/2015, Park Tai Chi
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Join neighbors from the Taoist Tai Chi Society for an introductory class. Tai Chi movements are believed to help calm the emotions, focus the mind, and strengthen the immune system. Don't miss this amazing opportunity to discover a new discipline and feel better in a natural, open-air space. Beginners welcome.
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Workshops, July 21, 2015, 07/21/2015, Tuesday Tai Chi
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Perfect your downward dog under the trees and on the lush lawn at the 12th season of outdoor yoga classes, presented by Athleta with instructors curated by Yoga Journal and media support from Flavorpill. Mats are provided by Athleta - no need to bring your own.
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Workshops, July 21, 2015, 07/21/2015, Park Yoga
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Learn about the online social network Twitter.
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Workshops, July 21, 2015, 07/21/2015, Twitter Basics Workshop
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Meditate in the heart of the big city with Ziva Meditation. Reduce your level of stress, perform at the top of your game more consistently, improve the quality of your sleep, and do less and accomplish more with this free weekly class. No registration required; all levels welcome.
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Workshops, July 21, 2015, 07/21/2015, Meditation Class in the Park
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Test your coordination and dexterity with free juggling lessons in the park. All skill levels are welcome to join in the fun. Equipment is provided. Lessons are weather permitting.
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Workshops, July 21, 2015, 07/21/2015, Learn Juggling in the Park
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Fishing in New York City? You bet! Each summer, Big City Fishing offers a free program, to those as young as five who are eager to learn both how to fish and about the Hudson River environment. They provide the rods, reels, bait and instruction. Beyond teaching fishing, the program also provides participants with a first-hand opportunity to learn about river ecology and the many fish species that can be found in the river. Participants can drop in a line and relax, or engage with environmental educators on such topics such as water quality, fish biology and more. A fun and educational experience, Big City Fishing offers city-dwellers a unique option for outdoor family recreation.
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Workshops, July 21, 2015, 07/21/2015, Big City Fishing
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Learn about the online social network Facebook.
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Workshops, July 21, 2015, 07/21/2015, Facebook Basics
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Join weekly Game Socials to meet up with like-minded players interested in the same games as you. On Tuesdays, they play the classic word game Scrabble.
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Workshops, July 21, 2015, 07/21/2015, Scrabble Game Social
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Need help getting started with eBooks? Bring your laptop, eReader, tablet or smart phone to eBook Help Hour. Get assistance loading electronic library books on your Kindle, create your free Adobe ID, learn about 3M Cloud Library, and so much more. Make sure you bring your library card and any necessary access passwords for your devices so they can help you as quickly as possible.
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Workshops, July 21, 2015, 07/21/2015, eBook Help Hour: Get Started with eBooks
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Lolë and FITiST bring you a summer of movement and well-being. A wide range of classes are offered, but space is limited to 75 people per class.
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Workshops, July 21, 2015, 07/21/2015, Lolë/FITiST Meetup
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Reach your fitness goals in the world’s most beautiful outdoor gym! Get fit with innovative exercises designed by top trainers to utilize the Park’s best natural features: rocks, trails, stairs, hills, and gorgeous open lawns. A variety of in-Park classes will help you to maximize your strength and agility, as well as increase flexibility and muscle tone. Age 18 years and older.
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Workshops, July 21, 2015, 07/21/2015, Park Circuit Workout
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Take your yoga practice outside and be inspired by stunning views. Participants should bring their own towels and mats.
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Workshops, July 21, 2015, 07/21/2015, Outdoor Yoga Class
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Join instructor Melissa Ricci from Base Fitness for a flowing, multi-level pilates mat class that will tone and balance your muscles, align your body, strengthen your core, and give you renewed energy.
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Workshops, July 21, 2015, 07/21/2015, Pilates in the Park
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This introductory meditation class was featured in New York Magazine’s top picks.
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Workshops, July 21, 2015, 07/21/2015, Introduction to Meditation
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You don't have to leave New York City to see the stars. Gaze at the stars, planets, and moon through the high-powered telescopes of the Amateur Astronomers Association, and chat with the experts about the sights you see.
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Workshops, July 21, 2015, 07/21/2015, Stargazing in the Park
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Energize your day with a workout before work. Join The Rise NYC, a community-driven pop-up fitness group, for a Boot Camp. Rotations through exercises like crunches, planks, push-ups, burpees, and mountain climbers ensure a mixture of cardio and strength training that will keep you coming back - and seeing results. No equipment necessary; smiles and high-fives encouraged. Rain or shine.
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Workshops, July 22, 2015, 07/22/2015, Park FitClub: Boot Camp with The Rise NYC
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Join neighbors from the Integral Yoga Institute, the Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Center, and two surprise guests, for weekly guided meditations. Rise above the city streets and start your day focused, centered, and connected with nature. Beginners welcome.
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Workshops, July 22, 2015, 07/22/2015, Wednesday Meditation
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Explore more advanced features of Microsoft Excel 2010. Topics include using formulas and functions, data sorting and conditional formatting.
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Workshops, July 22, 2015, 07/22/2015, Advanced MS Excel 2010 Workshop
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Get inspired by the beautiful expanse of the Hudson River and New York Harbor and by the verdant park, with its very special Hot and Cool gardens; each flower-filled and colorful throughout the season. All art materials are provided. Participants can practice already known techniques or try new ones using water colors, pastels, colored pencils, and other media. An artist/educator will offer ideas,instruction and critiques regarding technique.
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Workshops, July 22, 2015, 07/22/2015, Elements of Nature Drawing
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Test your coordination and dexterity with free juggling lessons in the park. All skill levels are welcome to join in the fun. Equipment is provided. Lessons are weather permitting.
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Workshops, July 22, 2015, 07/22/2015, Learn Juggling in the Park
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Many people are challenged when trying to draw the human figure. This workshop offers everyone a chance to improve their skills through a wonderful outdoor figure drawing class. Each week a different model will strike both short and long poses for participants to draw. An artist/educator will be on hand to offer suggestions and give critiques throughout the class. All drawing materials are supplied.
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Workshops, July 22, 2015, 07/22/2015, Figure al Fresco
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Learn what you need to know before buying or selling an old book. In this class, you will examine an old book, look to see who else owns a copy, and review the sale records and current booksellers’ catalogs to learn about its value. Along the way attendees will learn about the tools and resources that the antiquarian community uses to value a book.
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Workshops, July 22, 2015, 07/22/2015, Old Books, Rare Books: Learning About the Value of Your Books
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Join us at our weekly Game Socials to meet up with like-minded players interested in the same games as you. On Wednesdays, play the popular strategy game Settlers of Catan.
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Workshops, July 22, 2015, 07/22/2015, Settlers of Catan Game Social
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An after-work volleyball game for adults. The scorekeeper and the ball will be provided and will instruct newcomers in the basics of the game. This good-natured game has been going for over a decade, and although many people have been attending year after year, players of all experience levels are welcome. Coming by after work is a great way to relax and make new friends.
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Workshops, July 22, 2015, 07/22/2015, Volleyball After Work
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Open space, fresh sea air, and the floral scent of the gardens will help you stretch away the stress of the workday and allow you to let go of the hectic buzz of city life. Whether you’re still learning Child’s Pose or have mastered the Twisted Half Moon, instructor Mary Ryan Barnes, who has been teaching Yoga for over twenty five years, will guide you through a routine that works for you. Bring your own mat or borrow one from us.
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Workshops, July 22, 2015, 07/22/2015, Sunset Yoga
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End your day with relaxing Hatha yoga with instructor Hollis Lewis in a beautiful sunset setting. Suitable for all fitness levels. Please wear loose, comfortable clothing and bring your own mat.
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Workshops, July 22, 2015, 07/22/2015, Evening Yoga
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Learn about the online social network Twitter.
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Workshops, July 22, 2015, 07/22/2015, Twitter Basics Workshop
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Lolë and FITiST bring you a summer of movement and well-being. A wide range of classes are offered, but space is limited to 75 people per class.
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Workshops, July 22, 2015, 07/22/2015, Lolë/FITiST Meetup
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Join Lou Cornacchia, founder of Cobble Hill’s Body in Balance Studio, for her amazing Pilates Mat Class. Students will learn proper technique, core muscle strength, spinal alignment and shoulder stabilization. This dynamic class is intermediate/advanced and done to upbeat music, emphasizes stretching, good posture, upper body and serious core strength. Classes are open to ages 16 and older. Participants must bring their own mat and dynaband. You are required to fill out a release form and bring one to every class. Beginners are welcome to go at their own pace.
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Workshops, July 22, 2015, 07/22/2015, Sunset Pilates
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This Open Flow class is for all levels. They use the Sun Salutations to warm up, and then take you through various hip-openers, forward bends, and backbends to energize and open up the heart, calm the mind and fire the digestion. The movement initiates with the breath to bring awareness and connect to the vital energy of the body, Prana.
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Workshops, July 23, 2015, 07/23/2015, Wake Up Yoga with Atmananda
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Classes for all ages and experience levels. 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.
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Workshops, July 23, 2015, 07/23/2015, Park Tai Chi
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Explore more advanced features of Microsoft Word 2010. Topics include mail merge, tables, text boxes, headers and footers, footnotes and endnotes.
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Workshops, July 23, 2015, 07/23/2015, Advanced MS Word 2010 Workshop
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Test your coordination and dexterity with free juggling lessons in the park. All skill levels are welcome to join in the fun. Equipment is provided. Lessons are weather permitting.
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Workshops, July 23, 2015, 07/23/2015, Learn Juggling in the Park
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Fishing in New York City? You bet! Each summer, Big City Fishing offers a free program, to those as young as five who are eager to learn both how to fish and about the Hudson River environment. They provide the rods, reels, bait and instruction. Beyond teaching fishing, the program also provides participants with a first-hand opportunity to learn about river ecology and the many fish species that can be found in the river. Participants can drop in a line and relax, or engage with environmental educators on such topics such as water quality, fish biology and more. A fun and educational experience, Big City Fishing offers city-dwellers a unique option for outdoor family recreation.
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Workshops, July 23, 2015, 07/23/2015, Big City Fishing
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Share your passion for checkers, chess, mahjong, Monopoly, or Scrabble. All levels of play welcome.
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Workshops, July 23, 2015, 07/23/2015, Retro Board Gaming for Adults
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Join us at our weekly Game Socials to meet up with like-minded players interested in the same games as you. On Thursdays, beginners are invited to play chess.
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Workshops, July 23, 2015, 07/23/2015, Beginners' Chess Social
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Glide along the water while kayaking. Children under 18 must have an adult guardian present. All levels are welcome and no experience is necessary.
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Workshops, July 23, 2015, 07/23/2015, Kayaking in the Park
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Perfect your downward dog under the trees and on the lush lawn at the 12th season of outdoor yoga classes, presented by Athleta with instructors curated by Yoga Journal and media support from Flavorpill. Mats are provided by Athleta - no need to bring your own.
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Workshops, July 23, 2015, 07/23/2015, Park Yoga
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Reach your fitness goals in the world’s most beautiful outdoor gym! Get fit with innovative exercises designed by top trainers to utilize the Park’s best natural features: rocks, trails, stairs, hills, and gorgeous open lawns. A variety of in-Park classes will help you to maximize your strength and agility, as well as increase flexibility and muscle tone. Age 18 years and older.
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Workshops, July 23, 2015, 07/23/2015, Park Circuit Workout
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Pen your own story, poem, or screenplay, at writers workshops guaranteed to improve and perfect. Facilitated by: Miranda McLeod.
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Workshops, July 23, 2015, 07/23/2015, Short Story 1.0 Writers Workshop
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A free weekly drop-in Tai Chi class on Friday mornings from May through October. The sights and sounds of the Hudson River provide an ideal backdrop for focusing and exercising the body and mind. Instructor Alex Hing will lead the group through gentle physical exercises and stretching. Tai Chi is a low impact exercise form practiced for both its defense training and its health benefits. Each posture flows into the next without pause, ensuring that the body is in constant motion. It is an excellent choice of exercise for people of all ages.
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Workshops, July 24, 2015, 07/24/2015, Morning Tai Chi
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Test your coordination and dexterity with free juggling lessons in the park. All skill levels are welcome to join in the fun. Equipment is provided. Lessons are weather permitting.
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Workshops, July 24, 2015, 07/24/2015, Learn Juggling in the Park
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Learn about the online social network Twitter.
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Workshops, July 24, 2015, 07/24/2015, Twitter Basics Workshop
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Join weekly Game Socials to meet up with like-minded players interested in the same games as you. On Fridays, they play the popular party game Apples to Apples.
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Workshops, July 24, 2015, 07/24/2015, Apples to Apples Game Social
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Improvise on African, Latin and Caribbean rhythms at Sunset Jam on the Hudson drumming circle. The gatherings are led by master drummers. After beginning with the teaching of traditional drumming patterns, and establishing a steady heartbeat pulse, participants are then asked to contribute their own rhythmic patterns as part of call and response chanting and drumming. Instruments are provided, or bring your own.
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Workshops, July 24, 2015, 07/24/2015, Sunset Jam on the Hudson
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Ayurveda, India’s ancient health care tradition is a complete medical system that focuses on diet, lifestyle herbs and natural therapies to maintain human health. It emphasizes the prevention of disease and the body’s capacity for rejuvenation. Ayurveda’s goal is to equip patients with tools to attain optimal health through a deeper understanding of themselves and their environment. Ayurveda maintains that each of us has a specific constitu-tion which heavily influences our character, health, and disease vulnerability, so knowing our constitutional type helps us determine our optimal diet and lifestyle.
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Workshops, July 24, 2015, 07/24/2015, Intro Class: The Fundamentals of Ayurveda
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Enjoy views of the Park's landscapes as you get fit. Coach Lon Wilson of the New York Walkers Club leads walks at a moderate to brisk pace over mostly flat surfaces. Wear comfortable sneakers! Ages 18+.
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Workshops, July 25, 2015, 07/25/2015, Health and Race Walking
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Glide along the water while kayaking. Children under 18 must have an adult guardian present. All levels are welcome and no experience is necessary.
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Workshops, July 25, 2015, 07/25/2015, Kayaking in the Park
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Join the Manhattan Community Boathouse for a paddle on the Hudson! The free walk-up kayaking program operates on a first-come, first-served basis and is suitable for people of all ages and athletic abilities. Kayaks, paddles, lifejackets and basic instructions are provided. Please allow time for waiting in line when planning your visit. They cannot guarantee that you will have a chance to go out if you arrive less than an hour before we close. The last boat of the day goes out 15 minutes before the program closes for the evening. Weather permitting.
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Workshops, July 25, 2015, 07/25/2015, Kayaking on the Hudson
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Learn the basics of fly fishing for free. Join expert instructors from Orvis for lessons on fly casting and outfit rigging.
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Workshops, July 25, 2015, 07/25/2015, Park Fly Fishing
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This modern dance class, now in its fifth year, is led by dancers from the world-renowned Limón Dance Company. Experience the joy of movement and dance — open to all levels.
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Workshops, July 25, 2015, 07/25/2015, Moves with Limón Dance
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The Drawing in the Park program offers artists of all experience levels the opportunity to create in a beautiful environment, with an instructor on hand to provide guidance and critiques. Participants are offered the chance to paint in watercolor, or use pastels, chalk, and charcoal. Artists can draw upon the actual landscapes or to draw from their own imagination. Art materials are provided and participants provide the energy and their personal vision.
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Workshops, July 25, 2015, 07/25/2015, Drawing in the Park
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Shape Up NYC offers free fitness classes to help New Yorkers get and stay fit.
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Workshops, July 25, 2015, 07/25/2015, Shape Up NYC Zumba
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Test your coordination and dexterity with free juggling lessons in the park. All skill levels are welcome to join in the fun. Equipment is provided. Lessons are weather permitting.
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Workshops, July 25, 2015, 07/25/2015, Learn Juggling in the Park
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Join Silvana Pizzuti on Sunday mornings to learn and practice Tai Chi, a slow moving martial art with health benefits for all fitness levels.
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Workshops, July 26, 2015, 07/26/2015, Tai Chi on the Hudson
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Join the Manhattan Community Boathouse for a paddle on the Hudson! The free walk-up kayaking program operates on a first-come, first-served basis and is suitable for people of all ages and athletic abilities. Kayaks, paddles, lifejackets and basic instructions are provided. Please allow time for waiting in line when planning your visit. They cannot guarantee that you will have a chance to go out if you arrive less than an hour before we close. The last boat of the day goes out 15 minutes before the program closes for the evening. Weather permitting.
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Workshops, July 26, 2015, 07/26/2015, Kayaking on the Hudson
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Come learn how to take your chess game to the next level with Zeebedee Collins. Best for beginners; limited boards available.
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Workshops, July 26, 2015, 07/26/2015, Checkmate 101
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Fishing in New York City? You bet! Each summer, Big City Fishing offers a free program, to those as young as five who are eager to learn both how to fish and about the Hudson River environment. They provide the rods, reels, bait and instruction. Beyond teaching fishing, the program also provides participants with a first-hand opportunity to learn about river ecology and the many fish species that can be found in the river. Participants can drop in a line and relax, or engage with environmental educators on such topics such as water quality, fish biology and more. A fun and educational experience, Big City Fishing offers city-dwellers a unique option for outdoor family recreation.
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Workshops, July 26, 2015, 07/26/2015, Big City Fishing
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Fishing in New York City? You bet! Each summer, Big City Fishing offers a free program, to those as young as five who are eager to learn both how to fish and about the Hudson River environment. They provide the rods, reels, bait and instruction. Beyond teaching fishing, the program also provides participants with a first-hand opportunity to learn about river ecology and the many fish species that can be found in the river. Participants can drop in a line and relax, or engage with environmental educators on such topics such as water quality, fish biology and more. A fun and educational experience, Big City Fishing offers city-dwellers a unique option for outdoor family recreation.
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Workshops, July 26, 2015, 07/26/2015, Big City Fishing
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Join Sunrise Abhaya Yoga for a yoga class that integrates postures, breathing exercises, relaxation and meditation to stretch, strengthen and condition.
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Workshops, July 27, 2015, 07/27/2015, Sunrise Abhaya Yoga
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Energize your day with a workout before work. Balance, strengthen, and lengthen the body with moves inspired by ballet, yoga, and Pilates. Focusing on a unique combination of dynamic movement and isometric holds, the sequences work strategically to transform the body and develop long term postural benefits. Taught by the experts from barre3. No equipment necessary. Bringing a water bottle is encouraged.
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Workshops, July 27, 2015, 07/27/2015, Barre Class
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Brooklyn resident James Martinelli’s Cardio Dance and Range of Movement workout offers improved strength and increased flexibility.
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Workshops, July 27, 2015, 07/27/2015, Broadway Dance Workout
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Learn the basics features of Microsoft Word 2010, a word processing program you can use to create documents. Topics include entering and editing text, saving files, and formatting.
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Workshops, July 27, 2015, 07/27/2015, MS Word 2010 for Beginners Workshop
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Learn a new language in this standalone beginner classes. Classes are not cumulative, so you may attend any class throughout the season without needing to play catch up.
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Lessons, July 27, 2015, 07/27/2015, Beginner Italian Language Class
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Test your coordination and dexterity with free juggling lessons in the park. All skill levels are welcome to join in the fun. Equipment is provided. Lessons are weather permitting.
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Workshops, July 27, 2015, 07/27/2015, Learn Juggling in the Park
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Explore more advanced features of Microsoft Word 2010. Topics include mail merge, tables, text boxes, headers and footers, footnotes and endnotes.
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Workshops, July 27, 2015, 07/27/2015, Advanced MS Word 2010 Workshop
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Fishing in New York City? You bet! Each summer, Big City Fishing offers a free program, to those as young as five who are eager to learn both how to fish and about the Hudson River environment. They provide the rods, reels, bait and instruction. Beyond teaching fishing, the program also provides participants with a first-hand opportunity to learn about river ecology and the many fish species that can be found in the river. Participants can drop in a line and relax, or engage with environmental educators on such topics such as water quality, fish biology and more. A fun and educational experience, Big City Fishing offers city-dwellers a unique option for outdoor family recreation.
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Workshops, July 27, 2015, 07/27/2015, Big City Fishing
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Classes for all ages and experience levels. 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.
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Workshops, July 28, 2015, 07/28/2015, Park Tai Chi
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Join neighbors from the Taoist Tai Chi Society for an introductory class. Tai Chi movements are believed to help calm the emotions, focus the mind, and strengthen the immune system. Don't miss this amazing opportunity to discover a new discipline and feel better in a natural, open-air space. Beginners welcome.
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Workshops, July 28, 2015, 07/28/2015, Tuesday Tai Chi
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Perfect your downward dog under the trees and on the lush lawn at the 12th season of outdoor yoga classes, presented by Athleta with instructors curated by Yoga Journal and media support from Flavorpill. Mats are provided by Athleta - no need to bring your own.
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Workshops, July 28, 2015, 07/28/2015, Park Yoga
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Learn all about Video Chatting via Google Hangouts.
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Workshops, July 28, 2015, 07/28/2015, Google Hangouts Workshop
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Meditate in the heart of the big city with Ziva Meditation. Reduce your level of stress, perform at the top of your game more consistently, improve the quality of your sleep, and do less and accomplish more with this free weekly class. No registration required; all levels welcome.
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Workshops, July 28, 2015, 07/28/2015, Meditation Class in the Park
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Test your coordination and dexterity with free juggling lessons in the park. All skill levels are welcome to join in the fun. Equipment is provided. Lessons are weather permitting.
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Workshops, July 28, 2015, 07/28/2015, Learn Juggling in the Park
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Fishing in New York City? You bet! Each summer, Big City Fishing offers a free program, to those as young as five who are eager to learn both how to fish and about the Hudson River environment. They provide the rods, reels, bait and instruction. Beyond teaching fishing, the program also provides participants with a first-hand opportunity to learn about river ecology and the many fish species that can be found in the river. Participants can drop in a line and relax, or engage with environmental educators on such topics such as water quality, fish biology and more. A fun and educational experience, Big City Fishing offers city-dwellers a unique option for outdoor family recreation.
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Workshops, July 28, 2015, 07/28/2015, Big City Fishing
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Come and explore the depths of Google. Discover some of the amazing new features Google is offering.
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Workshops, July 28, 2015, 07/28/2015, Getting More Out of Google
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Join weekly Game Socials to meet up with like-minded players interested in the same games as you. On Tuesdays, they play the classic word game Scrabble.
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Workshops, July 28, 2015, 07/28/2015, Scrabble Game Social
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Lolë and FITiST bring you a summer of movement and well-being. A wide range of classes are offered, but space is limited to 75 people per class.
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Workshops, July 28, 2015, 07/28/2015, Lolë/FITiST Meetup
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Reach your fitness goals in the world’s most beautiful outdoor gym! Get fit with innovative exercises designed by top trainers to utilize the Park’s best natural features: rocks, trails, stairs, hills, and gorgeous open lawns. A variety of in-Park classes will help you to maximize your strength and agility, as well as increase flexibility and muscle tone. Age 18 years and older.
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Workshops, July 28, 2015, 07/28/2015, Park Circuit Workout
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Take your yoga practice outside and be inspired by stunning views. Participants should bring their own towels and mats.
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Workshops, July 28, 2015, 07/28/2015, Outdoor Yoga Class
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Join instructor Melissa Ricci from Base Fitness for a flowing, multi-level pilates mat class that will tone and balance your muscles, align your body, strengthen your core, and give you renewed energy.
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Workshops, July 28, 2015, 07/28/2015, Pilates in the Park
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This introductory meditation class was featured in New York Magazine’s top picks.
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Workshops, July 28, 2015, 07/28/2015, Introduction to Meditation
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You don't have to leave New York City to see the stars. Gaze at the stars, planets, and moon through the high-powered telescopes of the Amateur Astronomers Association, and chat with the experts about the sights you see.
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Workshops, July 28, 2015, 07/28/2015, Stargazing in the Park
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Energize your day with a workout before work. Join The Rise NYC, a community-driven pop-up fitness group, for a Boot Camp. Rotations through exercises like crunches, planks, push-ups, burpees, and mountain climbers ensure a mixture of cardio and strength training that will keep you coming back - and seeing results. No equipment necessary; smiles and high-fives encouraged. Rain or shine.
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Workshops, July 29, 2015, 07/29/2015, Park FitClub: Boot Camp with The Rise NYC
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Join neighbors from the Integral Yoga Institute, the Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Center, and two surprise guests, for weekly guided meditations. Rise above the city streets and start your day focused, centered, and connected with nature. Beginners welcome.
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Workshops, July 29, 2015, 07/29/2015, Wednesday Meditation
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Get inspired by the beautiful expanse of the Hudson River and New York Harbor and by the verdant park, with its very special Hot and Cool gardens; each flower-filled and colorful throughout the season. All art materials are provided. Participants can practice already known techniques or try new ones using water colors, pastels, colored pencils, and other media. An artist/educator will offer ideas,instruction and critiques regarding technique.
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Workshops, July 29, 2015, 07/29/2015, Elements of Nature Drawing
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Test your coordination and dexterity with free juggling lessons in the park. All skill levels are welcome to join in the fun. Equipment is provided. Lessons are weather permitting.
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Workshops, July 29, 2015, 07/29/2015, Learn Juggling in the Park
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Need help getting started with eBooks? Bring your laptop, eReader, tablet or smart phone to eBook Help Hour. Get assistance loading electronic library books on your Kindle, create your free Adobe ID, learn about 3M Cloud Library, and so much more. Make sure you bring your library card and any necessary access passwords for your devices so they can help you as quickly as possible.
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Workshops, July 29, 2015, 07/29/2015, eBook Help Hour: Get Started with eBooks
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Many people are challenged when trying to draw the human figure. This workshop offers everyone a chance to improve their skills through a wonderful outdoor figure drawing class. Each week a different model will strike both short and long poses for participants to draw. An artist/educator will be on hand to offer suggestions and give critiques throughout the class. All drawing materials are supplied.
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Workshops, July 29, 2015, 07/29/2015, Figure al Fresco
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Join us at our weekly Game Socials to meet up with like-minded players interested in the same games as you. On Wednesdays, play the popular strategy game Settlers of Catan.
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Workshops, July 29, 2015, 07/29/2015, Settlers of Catan Game Social
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An after-work volleyball game for adults. The scorekeeper and the ball will be provided and will instruct newcomers in the basics of the game. This good-natured game has been going for over a decade, and although many people have been attending year after year, players of all experience levels are welcome. Coming by after work is a great way to relax and make new friends.
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Workshops, July 29, 2015, 07/29/2015, Volleyball After Work
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Open space, fresh sea air, and the floral scent of the gardens will help you stretch away the stress of the workday and allow you to let go of the hectic buzz of city life. Whether you’re still learning Child’s Pose or have mastered the Twisted Half Moon, instructor Mary Ryan Barnes, who has been teaching Yoga for over twenty five years, will guide you through a routine that works for you. Bring your own mat or borrow one from us.
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Workshops, July 29, 2015, 07/29/2015, Sunset Yoga
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End your day with relaxing Hatha yoga with instructor Hollis Lewis in a beautiful sunset setting. Suitable for all fitness levels. Please wear loose, comfortable clothing and bring your own mat.
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Workshops, July 29, 2015, 07/29/2015, Evening Yoga
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Hola! Ni Hao! Bonjour! Konnichiwa! Dobryi den'! Come try out the Mango Languages program and start learning one of 35 languages today. This is a conversation-based language learning program with a built-in recording option. Record your voice and compare your speech to the narrator’s to hear your progress.
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Workshops, July 29, 2015, 07/29/2015, Mango Language Lab Workshop
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Lolë and FITiST bring you a summer of movement and well-being. A wide range of classes are offered, but space is limited to 75 people per class.
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Workshops, July 29, 2015, 07/29/2015, Lolë/FITiST Meetup
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Join Lou Cornacchia, founder of Cobble Hill’s Body in Balance Studio, for her amazing Pilates Mat Class. Students will learn proper technique, core muscle strength, spinal alignment and shoulder stabilization. This dynamic class is intermediate/advanced and done to upbeat music, emphasizes stretching, good posture, upper body and serious core strength. Classes are open to ages 16 and older. Participants must bring their own mat and dynaband. You are required to fill out a release form and bring one to every class. Beginners are welcome to go at their own pace.
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Workshops, July 29, 2015, 07/29/2015, Sunset Pilates
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Classes for all ages and experience levels. 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.
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Workshops, July 30, 2015, 07/30/2015, Park Tai Chi
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Learn the basics of working with spreadsheets using Microsoft Excel 2010. Topics include entering data and formulas, moving and copying data, formatting &amp; print previewing worksheets.
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Workshops, July 30, 2015, 07/30/2015, MS Excel 2010 for Beginners Workshop
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Test your coordination and dexterity with free juggling lessons in the park. All skill levels are welcome to join in the fun. Equipment is provided. Lessons are weather permitting.
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Workshops, July 30, 2015, 07/30/2015, Learn Juggling in the Park
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Fishing in New York City? You bet! Each summer, Big City Fishing offers a free program, to those as young as five who are eager to learn both how to fish and about the Hudson River environment. They provide the rods, reels, bait and instruction. Beyond teaching fishing, the program also provides participants with a first-hand opportunity to learn about river ecology and the many fish species that can be found in the river. Participants can drop in a line and relax, or engage with environmental educators on such topics such as water quality, fish biology and more. A fun and educational experience, Big City Fishing offers city-dwellers a unique option for outdoor family recreation.
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Workshops, July 30, 2015, 07/30/2015, Big City Fishing
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Share your passion for checkers, chess, mahjong, Monopoly, or Scrabble. All levels of play welcome.
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Workshops, July 30, 2015, 07/30/2015, Retro Board Gaming for Adults
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Join us at our weekly Game Socials to meet up with like-minded players interested in the same games as you. On Thursdays, beginners are invited to play chess.
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Workshops, July 30, 2015, 07/30/2015, Beginners' Chess Social
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Glide along the water while kayaking. Children under 18 must have an adult guardian present. All levels are welcome and no experience is necessary.
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Workshops, July 30, 2015, 07/30/2015, Kayaking in the Park
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Perfect your downward dog under the trees and on the lush lawn at the 12th season of outdoor yoga classes, presented by Athleta with instructors curated by Yoga Journal and media support from Flavorpill. Mats are provided by Athleta - no need to bring your own.
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Workshops, July 30, 2015, 07/30/2015, Park Yoga
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Reach your fitness goals in the world’s most beautiful outdoor gym! Get fit with innovative exercises designed by top trainers to utilize the Park’s best natural features: rocks, trails, stairs, hills, and gorgeous open lawns. A variety of in-Park classes will help you to maximize your strength and agility, as well as increase flexibility and muscle tone. Age 18 years and older.
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Workshops, July 30, 2015, 07/30/2015, Park Circuit Workout
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Pen your own story, poem, or screenplay, at writers workshops guaranteed to improve and perfect. Facilitated by: Miranda McLeod.
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Workshops, July 30, 2015, 07/30/2015, Short Story 2.0 Writers Workshop
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A free weekly drop-in Tai Chi class on Friday mornings from May through October. The sights and sounds of the Hudson River provide an ideal backdrop for focusing and exercising the body and mind. Instructor Alex Hing will lead the group through gentle physical exercises and stretching. Tai Chi is a low impact exercise form practiced for both its defense training and its health benefits. Each posture flows into the next without pause, ensuring that the body is in constant motion. It is an excellent choice of exercise for people of all ages.
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Workshops, July 31, 2015, 07/31/2015, Morning Tai Chi
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Test your coordination and dexterity with free juggling lessons in the park. All skill levels are welcome to join in the fun. Equipment is provided. Lessons are weather permitting.
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Workshops, July 31, 2015, 07/31/2015, Learn Juggling in the Park
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Learn how to find apps, review apps and discover some of the most popular apps around for iOS and Android devices.
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Workshops, July 31, 2015, 07/31/2015, Apps on Tablets Workshop
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Join weekly Game Socials to meet up with like-minded players interested in the same games as you. On Fridays, they play the popular party game Apples to Apples.
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Workshops, July 31, 2015, 07/31/2015, Apples to Apples Game Social
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Improvise on African, Latin and Caribbean rhythms at Sunset Jam on the Hudson drumming circle. The gatherings are led by master drummers. After beginning with the teaching of traditional drumming patterns, and establishing a steady heartbeat pulse, participants are then asked to contribute their own rhythmic patterns as part of call and response chanting and drumming. Instruments are provided, or bring your own.
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Workshops, July 31, 2015, 07/31/2015, Sunset Jam on the Hudson
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Glide along the water while kayaking. Children under 18 must have an adult guardian present. All levels are welcome and no experience is necessary.
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Workshops, August 01, 2015, 08/01/2015, Kayaking in the Park
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Join the Manhattan Community Boathouse for a paddle on the Hudson! The free walk-up kayaking program operates on a first-come, first-served basis and is suitable for people of all ages and athletic abilities. Kayaks, paddles, lifejackets and basic instructions are provided. Please allow time for waiting in line when planning your visit. They cannot guarantee that you will have a chance to go out if you arrive less than an hour before we close. The last boat of the day goes out 15 minutes before the program closes for the evening. Weather permitting.
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Workshops, August 01, 2015, 08/01/2015, Kayaking on the Hudson
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The Drawing in the Park program offers artists of all experience levels the opportunity to create in a beautiful environment, with an instructor on hand to provide guidance and critiques. Participants are offered the chance to paint in watercolor, or use pastels, chalk, and charcoal. Artists can draw upon the actual landscapes or to draw from their own imagination. Art materials are provided and participants provide the energy and their personal vision.
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Workshops, August 01, 2015, 08/01/2015, Drawing in the Park
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Shape Up NYC offers free fitness classes to help New Yorkers get and stay fit.
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Workshops, August 01, 2015, 08/01/2015, Shape Up NYC Zumba
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Join Silvana Pizzuti on Sunday mornings to learn and practice Tai Chi, a slow moving martial art with health benefits for all fitness levels.
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Workshops, August 02, 2015, 08/02/2015, Tai Chi on the Hudson
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Join the Manhattan Community Boathouse for a paddle on the Hudson! The free walk-up kayaking program operates on a first-come, first-served basis and is suitable for people of all ages and athletic abilities. Kayaks, paddles, lifejackets and basic instructions are provided. Please allow time for waiting in line when planning your visit. They cannot guarantee that you will have a chance to go out if you arrive less than an hour before we close. The last boat of the day goes out 15 minutes before the program closes for the evening. Weather permitting.
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Workshops, August 02, 2015, 08/02/2015, Kayaking on the Hudson
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Come learn how to take your chess game to the next level with Zeebedee Collins. Best for beginners; limited boards available.
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Workshops, August 02, 2015, 08/02/2015, Checkmate 101
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Fishing in New York City? You bet! Each summer, Big City Fishing offers a free program, to those as young as five who are eager to learn both how to fish and about the Hudson River environment. They provide the rods, reels, bait and instruction. Beyond teaching fishing, the program also provides participants with a first-hand opportunity to learn about river ecology and the many fish species that can be found in the river. Participants can drop in a line and relax, or engage with environmental educators on such topics such as water quality, fish biology and more. A fun and educational experience, Big City Fishing offers city-dwellers a unique option for outdoor family recreation.
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Workshops, August 02, 2015, 08/02/2015, Big City Fishing
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Fishing in New York City? You bet! Each summer, Big City Fishing offers a free program, to those as young as five who are eager to learn both how to fish and about the Hudson River environment. They provide the rods, reels, bait and instruction. Beyond teaching fishing, the program also provides participants with a first-hand opportunity to learn about river ecology and the many fish species that can be found in the river. Participants can drop in a line and relax, or engage with environmental educators on such topics such as water quality, fish biology and more. A fun and educational experience, Big City Fishing offers city-dwellers a unique option for outdoor family recreation.
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Workshops, August 02, 2015, 08/02/2015, Big City Fishing
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Energize your day with a workout before work. Balance, strengthen, and lengthen the body with moves inspired by ballet, yoga, and Pilates. Focusing on a unique combination of dynamic movement and isometric holds, the sequences work strategically to transform the body and develop long term postural benefits. Taught by the experts from barre3. No equipment necessary. Bringing a water bottle is encouraged.
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Workshops, August 03, 2015, 08/03/2015, Barre Class
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Brooklyn resident James Martinelli’s Cardio Dance and Range of Movement workout offers improved strength and increased flexibility.
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Workshops, August 03, 2015, 08/03/2015, Broadway Dance Workout
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Learn a new language in this standalone beginner classes. Classes are not cumulative, so you may attend any class throughout the season without needing to play catch up.
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Lessons, August 03, 2015, 08/03/2015, Beginner Japanese Language Class
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Fishing in New York City? You bet! Each summer, Big City Fishing offers a free program, to those as young as five who are eager to learn both how to fish and about the Hudson River environment. They provide the rods, reels, bait and instruction. Beyond teaching fishing, the program also provides participants with a first-hand opportunity to learn about river ecology and the many fish species that can be found in the river. Participants can drop in a line and relax, or engage with environmental educators on such topics such as water quality, fish biology and more. A fun and educational experience, Big City Fishing offers city-dwellers a unique option for outdoor family recreation.
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Workshops, August 03, 2015, 08/03/2015, Big City Fishing
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Classes for all ages and experience levels. 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.
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Workshops, August 04, 2015, 08/04/2015, Park Tai Chi
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Perfect your downward dog under the trees and on the lush lawn at the 12th season of outdoor yoga classes, presented by Athleta with instructors curated by Yoga Journal and media support from Flavorpill. Mats are provided by Athleta - no need to bring your own.
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Workshops, August 04, 2015, 08/04/2015, Park Yoga
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Meditate in the heart of the big city with Ziva Meditation. Reduce your level of stress, perform at the top of your game more consistently, improve the quality of your sleep, and do less and accomplish more with this free weekly class. No registration required; all levels welcome.
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Workshops, August 04, 2015, 08/04/2015, Meditation Class in the Park
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Fishing in New York City? You bet! Each summer, Big City Fishing offers a free program, to those as young as five who are eager to learn both how to fish and about the Hudson River environment. They provide the rods, reels, bait and instruction. Beyond teaching fishing, the program also provides participants with a first-hand opportunity to learn about river ecology and the many fish species that can be found in the river. Participants can drop in a line and relax, or engage with environmental educators on such topics such as water quality, fish biology and more. A fun and educational experience, Big City Fishing offers city-dwellers a unique option for outdoor family recreation.
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Workshops, August 04, 2015, 08/04/2015, Big City Fishing
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Specialty art classes with instruction by Artist &amp; Craftsman Supply. All skill levels are welcome, and necessary materials are provided.
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Workshops, August 04, 2015, 08/04/2015, Wire Jewelry Making
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Join weekly Game Socials to meet up with like-minded players interested in the same games as you. On Tuesdays, they play the classic word game Scrabble.
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Workshops, August 04, 2015, 08/04/2015, Scrabble Game Social
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Lolë and FITiST bring you a summer of movement and well-being. A wide range of classes are offered, but space is limited to 75 people per class.
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Workshops, August 04, 2015, 08/04/2015, Lolë/FITiST Meetup
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Take your yoga practice outside and be inspired by stunning views. Participants should bring their own towels and mats.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, August 04, 2015, 08/04/2015, Outdoor Yoga Class
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Join instructor Melissa Ricci from Base Fitness for a flowing, multi-level pilates mat class that will tone and balance your muscles, align your body, strengthen your core, and give you renewed energy.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, August 04, 2015, 08/04/2015, Pilates in the Park
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Energize your day with a workout before work. Join The Rise NYC, a community-driven pop-up fitness group, for a Boot Camp. Rotations through exercises like crunches, planks, push-ups, burpees, and mountain climbers ensure a mixture of cardio and strength training that will keep you coming back - and seeing results. No equipment necessary; smiles and high-fives encouraged. Rain or shine.
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Workshops, August 05, 2015, 08/05/2015, Park FitClub: Boot Camp with The Rise NYC
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Get inspired by the beautiful expanse of the Hudson River and New York Harbor and by the verdant park, with its very special Hot and Cool gardens; each flower-filled and colorful throughout the season. All art materials are provided. Participants can practice already known techniques or try new ones using water colors, pastels, colored pencils, and other media. An artist/educator will offer ideas,instruction and critiques regarding technique.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, August 05, 2015, 08/05/2015, Elements of Nature Drawing
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Many people are challenged when trying to draw the human figure. This workshop offers everyone a chance to improve their skills through a wonderful outdoor figure drawing class. Each week a different model will strike both short and long poses for participants to draw. An artist/educator will be on hand to offer suggestions and give critiques throughout the class. All drawing materials are supplied.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, August 05, 2015, 08/05/2015, Figure al Fresco
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A teaching artist provides expert instruction in drawing, taking inspiration from the architecture, monuments, and people in in the park. Learn basic drawing techniques including line, composition, shading, and depth. Pencils, eraser, paper, and drawing board provided.
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Workshops, August 05, 2015, 08/05/2015, Drawing Lessons for Adults
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Join us at our weekly Game Socials to meet up with like-minded players interested in the same games as you. On Wednesdays, play the popular strategy game Settlers of Catan.
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Workshops, August 05, 2015, 08/05/2015, Settlers of Catan Game Social
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An after-work volleyball game for adults. The scorekeeper and the ball will be provided and will instruct newcomers in the basics of the game. This good-natured game has been going for over a decade, and although many people have been attending year after year, players of all experience levels are welcome. Coming by after work is a great way to relax and make new friends.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, August 05, 2015, 08/05/2015, Volleyball After Work
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Open space, fresh sea air, and the floral scent of the gardens will help you stretch away the stress of the workday and allow you to let go of the hectic buzz of city life. Whether you’re still learning Child’s Pose or have mastered the Twisted Half Moon, instructor Mary Ryan Barnes, who has been teaching Yoga for over twenty five years, will guide you through a routine that works for you. Bring your own mat or borrow one from us.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, August 05, 2015, 08/05/2015, Sunset Yoga
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End your day with relaxing Hatha yoga with instructor Hollis Lewis in a beautiful sunset setting. Suitable for all fitness levels. Please wear loose, comfortable clothing and bring your own mat.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, August 05, 2015, 08/05/2015, Evening Yoga
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Lolë and FITiST bring you a summer of movement and well-being. A wide range of classes are offered, but space is limited to 75 people per class.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, August 05, 2015, 08/05/2015, Lolë/FITiST Meetup
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Join Lou Cornacchia, founder of Cobble Hill’s Body in Balance Studio, for her amazing Pilates Mat Class. Students will learn proper technique, core muscle strength, spinal alignment and shoulder stabilization. This dynamic class is intermediate/advanced and done to upbeat music, emphasizes stretching, good posture, upper body and serious core strength. Classes are open to ages 16 and older. Participants must bring their own mat and dynaband. You are required to fill out a release form and bring one to every class. Beginners are welcome to go at their own pace.
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Workshops, August 05, 2015, 08/05/2015, Sunset Pilates
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Classes for all ages and experience levels. 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.
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Workshops, August 06, 2015, 08/06/2015, Park Tai Chi
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Fishing in New York City? You bet! Each summer, Big City Fishing offers a free program, to those as young as five who are eager to learn both how to fish and about the Hudson River environment. They provide the rods, reels, bait and instruction. Beyond teaching fishing, the program also provides participants with a first-hand opportunity to learn about river ecology and the many fish species that can be found in the river. Participants can drop in a line and relax, or engage with environmental educators on such topics such as water quality, fish biology and more. A fun and educational experience, Big City Fishing offers city-dwellers a unique option for outdoor family recreation.
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Workshops, August 06, 2015, 08/06/2015, Big City Fishing
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Join us at our weekly Game Socials to meet up with like-minded players interested in the same games as you. On Thursdays, beginners are invited to play chess.
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Workshops, August 06, 2015, 08/06/2015, Beginners' Chess Social
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Glide along the water while kayaking. Children under 18 must have an adult guardian present. All levels are welcome and no experience is necessary.
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Workshops, August 06, 2015, 08/06/2015, Kayaking in the Park
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Perfect your downward dog under the trees and on the lush lawn at the 12th season of outdoor yoga classes, presented by Athleta with instructors curated by Yoga Journal and media support from Flavorpill. Mats are provided by Athleta - no need to bring your own.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, August 06, 2015, 08/06/2015, Park Yoga
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Pen your own story, poem, or screenplay, at writers workshops guaranteed to improve and perfect. Facilitated by: Miranda McLeod.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, August 06, 2015, 08/06/2015, Short Story 3.0 Writers Workshop
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A free weekly drop-in Tai Chi class on Friday mornings from May through October. The sights and sounds of the Hudson River provide an ideal backdrop for focusing and exercising the body and mind. Instructor Alex Hing will lead the group through gentle physical exercises and stretching. Tai Chi is a low impact exercise form practiced for both its defense training and its health benefits. Each posture flows into the next without pause, ensuring that the body is in constant motion. It is an excellent choice of exercise for people of all ages.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, August 07, 2015, 08/07/2015, Morning Tai Chi
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Join weekly Game Socials to meet up with like-minded players interested in the same games as you. On Fridays, they play the popular party game Apples to Apples.
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Workshops, August 07, 2015, 08/07/2015, Apples to Apples Game Social
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Improvise on African, Latin and Caribbean rhythms at Sunset Jam on the Hudson drumming circle. The gatherings are led by master drummers. After beginning with the teaching of traditional drumming patterns, and establishing a steady heartbeat pulse, participants are then asked to contribute their own rhythmic patterns as part of call and response chanting and drumming. Instruments are provided, or bring your own.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, August 07, 2015, 08/07/2015, Sunset Jam on the Hudson
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Glide along the water while kayaking. Children under 18 must have an adult guardian present. All levels are welcome and no experience is necessary.
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Workshops, August 08, 2015, 08/08/2015, Kayaking in the Park
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Join the Manhattan Community Boathouse for a paddle on the Hudson! The free walk-up kayaking program operates on a first-come, first-served basis and is suitable for people of all ages and athletic abilities. Kayaks, paddles, lifejackets and basic instructions are provided. Please allow time for waiting in line when planning your visit. They cannot guarantee that you will have a chance to go out if you arrive less than an hour before we close. The last boat of the day goes out 15 minutes before the program closes for the evening. Weather permitting.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, August 08, 2015, 08/08/2015, Kayaking on the Hudson
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The Drawing in the Park program offers artists of all experience levels the opportunity to create in a beautiful environment, with an instructor on hand to provide guidance and critiques. Participants are offered the chance to paint in watercolor, or use pastels, chalk, and charcoal. Artists can draw upon the actual landscapes or to draw from their own imagination. Art materials are provided and participants provide the energy and their personal vision.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, August 08, 2015, 08/08/2015, Drawing in the Park
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Shape Up NYC offers free fitness classes to help New Yorkers get and stay fit.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, August 08, 2015, 08/08/2015, Shape Up NYC Zumba
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Join Silvana Pizzuti on Sunday mornings to learn and practice Tai Chi, a slow moving martial art with health benefits for all fitness levels.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, August 09, 2015, 08/09/2015, Tai Chi on the Hudson
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Join the Manhattan Community Boathouse for a paddle on the Hudson! The free walk-up kayaking program operates on a first-come, first-served basis and is suitable for people of all ages and athletic abilities. Kayaks, paddles, lifejackets and basic instructions are provided. Please allow time for waiting in line when planning your visit. They cannot guarantee that you will have a chance to go out if you arrive less than an hour before we close. The last boat of the day goes out 15 minutes before the program closes for the evening. Weather permitting.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, August 09, 2015, 08/09/2015, Kayaking on the Hudson
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Come learn how to take your chess game to the next level with Zeebedee Collins. Best for beginners; limited boards available.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, August 09, 2015, 08/09/2015, Checkmate 101
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Fishing in New York City? You bet! Each summer, Big City Fishing offers a free program, to those as young as five who are eager to learn both how to fish and about the Hudson River environment. They provide the rods, reels, bait and instruction. Beyond teaching fishing, the program also provides participants with a first-hand opportunity to learn about river ecology and the many fish species that can be found in the river. Participants can drop in a line and relax, or engage with environmental educators on such topics such as water quality, fish biology and more. A fun and educational experience, Big City Fishing offers city-dwellers a unique option for outdoor family recreation.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, August 09, 2015, 08/09/2015, Big City Fishing
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Fishing in New York City? You bet! Each summer, Big City Fishing offers a free program, to those as young as five who are eager to learn both how to fish and about the Hudson River environment. They provide the rods, reels, bait and instruction. Beyond teaching fishing, the program also provides participants with a first-hand opportunity to learn about river ecology and the many fish species that can be found in the river. Participants can drop in a line and relax, or engage with environmental educators on such topics such as water quality, fish biology and more. A fun and educational experience, Big City Fishing offers city-dwellers a unique option for outdoor family recreation.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, August 09, 2015, 08/09/2015, Big City Fishing
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Energize your day with a workout before work. Balance, strengthen, and lengthen the body with moves inspired by ballet, yoga, and Pilates. Focusing on a unique combination of dynamic movement and isometric holds, the sequences work strategically to transform the body and develop long term postural benefits. Taught by the experts from barre3. No equipment necessary. Bringing a water bottle is encouraged.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, August 10, 2015, 08/10/2015, Barre Class
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Learn a new language in this standalone beginner classes. Classes are not cumulative, so you may attend any class throughout the season without needing to play catch up.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Lessons, August 10, 2015, 08/10/2015, Beginner Brazilian Portuguese Language Class
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Fishing in New York City? You bet! Each summer, Big City Fishing offers a free program, to those as young as five who are eager to learn both how to fish and about the Hudson River environment. They provide the rods, reels, bait and instruction. Beyond teaching fishing, the program also provides participants with a first-hand opportunity to learn about river ecology and the many fish species that can be found in the river. Participants can drop in a line and relax, or engage with environmental educators on such topics such as water quality, fish biology and more. A fun and educational experience, Big City Fishing offers city-dwellers a unique option for outdoor family recreation.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, August 10, 2015, 08/10/2015, Big City Fishing
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Classes for all ages and experience levels. 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.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, August 11, 2015, 08/11/2015, Park Tai Chi
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Perfect your downward dog under the trees and on the lush lawn at the 12th season of outdoor yoga classes, presented by Athleta with instructors curated by Yoga Journal and media support from Flavorpill. Mats are provided by Athleta - no need to bring your own.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, August 11, 2015, 08/11/2015, Park Yoga
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Meditate in the heart of the big city with Ziva Meditation. Reduce your level of stress, perform at the top of your game more consistently, improve the quality of your sleep, and do less and accomplish more with this free weekly class. No registration required; all levels welcome.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, August 11, 2015, 08/11/2015, Meditation Class in the Park
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Fishing in New York City? You bet! Each summer, Big City Fishing offers a free program, to those as young as five who are eager to learn both how to fish and about the Hudson River environment. They provide the rods, reels, bait and instruction. Beyond teaching fishing, the program also provides participants with a first-hand opportunity to learn about river ecology and the many fish species that can be found in the river. Participants can drop in a line and relax, or engage with environmental educators on such topics such as water quality, fish biology and more. A fun and educational experience, Big City Fishing offers city-dwellers a unique option for outdoor family recreation.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, August 11, 2015, 08/11/2015, Big City Fishing
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Learn the American version of this social, strategy game hailing from China at free clinics in the park.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, August 11, 2015, 08/11/2015, Mah Jongg Clinic
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Join weekly Game Socials to meet up with like-minded players interested in the same games as you. On Tuesdays, they play the classic word game Scrabble.
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Workshops, August 11, 2015, 08/11/2015, Scrabble Game Social
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Lolë and FITiST bring you a summer of movement and well-being. A wide range of classes are offered, but space is limited to 75 people per class.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, August 11, 2015, 08/11/2015, Lolë/FITiST Meetup
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Take your yoga practice outside and be inspired by stunning views. Participants should bring their own towels and mats.
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Workshops, August 11, 2015, 08/11/2015, Outdoor Yoga Class
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Join instructor Melissa Ricci from Base Fitness for a flowing, multi-level pilates mat class that will tone and balance your muscles, align your body, strengthen your core, and give you renewed energy.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, August 11, 2015, 08/11/2015, Pilates in the Park
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Energize your day with a workout before work. Join The Rise NYC, a community-driven pop-up fitness group, for a Boot Camp. Rotations through exercises like crunches, planks, push-ups, burpees, and mountain climbers ensure a mixture of cardio and strength training that will keep you coming back - and seeing results. No equipment necessary; smiles and high-fives encouraged. Rain or shine.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, August 12, 2015, 08/12/2015, Park FitClub: Boot Camp with The Rise NYC
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Get inspired by the beautiful expanse of the Hudson River and New York Harbor and by the verdant park, with its very special Hot and Cool gardens; each flower-filled and colorful throughout the season. All art materials are provided. Participants can practice already known techniques or try new ones using water colors, pastels, colored pencils, and other media. An artist/educator will offer ideas,instruction and critiques regarding technique.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, August 12, 2015, 08/12/2015, Elements of Nature Drawing
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Many people are challenged when trying to draw the human figure. This workshop offers everyone a chance to improve their skills through a wonderful outdoor figure drawing class. Each week a different model will strike both short and long poses for participants to draw. An artist/educator will be on hand to offer suggestions and give critiques throughout the class. All drawing materials are supplied.
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Workshops, August 12, 2015, 08/12/2015, Figure al Fresco
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Join us at our weekly Game Socials to meet up with like-minded players interested in the same games as you. On Wednesdays, play the popular strategy game Settlers of Catan.
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Workshops, August 12, 2015, 08/12/2015, Settlers of Catan Game Social
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An after-work volleyball game for adults. The scorekeeper and the ball will be provided and will instruct newcomers in the basics of the game. This good-natured game has been going for over a decade, and although many people have been attending year after year, players of all experience levels are welcome. Coming by after work is a great way to relax and make new friends.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, August 12, 2015, 08/12/2015, Volleyball After Work
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Open space, fresh sea air, and the floral scent of the gardens will help you stretch away the stress of the workday and allow you to let go of the hectic buzz of city life. Whether you’re still learning Child’s Pose or have mastered the Twisted Half Moon, instructor Mary Ryan Barnes, who has been teaching Yoga for over twenty five years, will guide you through a routine that works for you. Bring your own mat or borrow one from us.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, August 12, 2015, 08/12/2015, Sunset Yoga
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End your day with relaxing Hatha yoga with instructor Hollis Lewis in a beautiful sunset setting. Suitable for all fitness levels. Please wear loose, comfortable clothing and bring your own mat.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, August 12, 2015, 08/12/2015, Evening Yoga
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Lolë and FITiST bring you a summer of movement and well-being. A wide range of classes are offered, but space is limited to 75 people per class.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, August 12, 2015, 08/12/2015, Lolë/FITiST Meetup
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Join Lou Cornacchia, founder of Cobble Hill’s Body in Balance Studio, for her amazing Pilates Mat Class. Students will learn proper technique, core muscle strength, spinal alignment and shoulder stabilization. This dynamic class is intermediate/advanced and done to upbeat music, emphasizes stretching, good posture, upper body and serious core strength. Classes are open to ages 16 and older. Participants must bring their own mat and dynaband. You are required to fill out a release form and bring one to every class. Beginners are welcome to go at their own pace.
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Workshops, August 12, 2015, 08/12/2015, Sunset Pilates
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Classes for all ages and experience levels. 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.
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Workshops, August 13, 2015, 08/13/2015, Park Tai Chi
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Join us at our weekly Game Socials to meet up with like-minded players interested in the same games as you. On Thursdays, beginners are invited to play chess.
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Workshops, August 13, 2015, 08/13/2015, Beginners' Chess Social
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Glide along the water while kayaking. Children under 18 must have an adult guardian present. All levels are welcome and no experience is necessary.
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Workshops, August 13, 2015, 08/13/2015, Kayaking in the Park
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Perfect your downward dog under the trees and on the lush lawn at the 12th season of outdoor yoga classes, presented by Athleta with instructors curated by Yoga Journal and media support from Flavorpill. Mats are provided by Athleta - no need to bring your own.
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Workshops, August 13, 2015, 08/13/2015, Park Yoga
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Pen your own story, poem, or screenplay, at writers workshops guaranteed to improve and perfect. Facilitated by: Miranda McLeod.
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Workshops, August 13, 2015, 08/13/2015, Short Story 4.0 Writers Workshop
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A free weekly drop-in Tai Chi class on Friday mornings from May through October. The sights and sounds of the Hudson River provide an ideal backdrop for focusing and exercising the body and mind. Instructor Alex Hing will lead the group through gentle physical exercises and stretching. Tai Chi is a low impact exercise form practiced for both its defense training and its health benefits. Each posture flows into the next without pause, ensuring that the body is in constant motion. It is an excellent choice of exercise for people of all ages.
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Workshops, August 14, 2015, 08/14/2015, Morning Tai Chi
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Join weekly Game Socials to meet up with like-minded players interested in the same games as you. On Fridays, they play the popular party game Apples to Apples.
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Workshops, August 14, 2015, 08/14/2015, Apples to Apples Game Social
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Improvise on African, Latin and Caribbean rhythms at Sunset Jam on the Hudson drumming circle. The gatherings are led by master drummers. After beginning with the teaching of traditional drumming patterns, and establishing a steady heartbeat pulse, participants are then asked to contribute their own rhythmic patterns as part of call and response chanting and drumming. Instruments are provided, or bring your own.
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Workshops, August 14, 2015, 08/14/2015, Sunset Jam on the Hudson
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Glide along the water while kayaking. Children under 18 must have an adult guardian present. All levels are welcome and no experience is necessary.
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Workshops, August 15, 2015, 08/15/2015, Kayaking in the Park
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Join the Manhattan Community Boathouse for a paddle on the Hudson! The free walk-up kayaking program operates on a first-come, first-served basis and is suitable for people of all ages and athletic abilities. Kayaks, paddles, lifejackets and basic instructions are provided. Please allow time for waiting in line when planning your visit. They cannot guarantee that you will have a chance to go out if you arrive less than an hour before we close. The last boat of the day goes out 15 minutes before the program closes for the evening. Weather permitting.
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Workshops, August 15, 2015, 08/15/2015, Kayaking on the Hudson
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The Drawing in the Park program offers artists of all experience levels the opportunity to create in a beautiful environment, with an instructor on hand to provide guidance and critiques. Participants are offered the chance to paint in watercolor, or use pastels, chalk, and charcoal. Artists can draw upon the actual landscapes or to draw from their own imagination. Art materials are provided and participants provide the energy and their personal vision.
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Workshops, August 15, 2015, 08/15/2015, Drawing in the Park
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Shape Up NYC offers free fitness classes to help New Yorkers get and stay fit.
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Workshops, August 15, 2015, 08/15/2015, Shape Up NYC Zumba
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Join Silvana Pizzuti on Sunday mornings to learn and practice Tai Chi, a slow moving martial art with health benefits for all fitness levels.
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Workshops, August 16, 2015, 08/16/2015, Tai Chi on the Hudson
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Join the Manhattan Community Boathouse for a paddle on the Hudson! The free walk-up kayaking program operates on a first-come, first-served basis and is suitable for people of all ages and athletic abilities. Kayaks, paddles, lifejackets and basic instructions are provided. Please allow time for waiting in line when planning your visit. They cannot guarantee that you will have a chance to go out if you arrive less than an hour before we close. The last boat of the day goes out 15 minutes before the program closes for the evening. Weather permitting.
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Workshops, August 16, 2015, 08/16/2015, Kayaking on the Hudson
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Fishing in New York City? You bet! Each summer, Big City Fishing offers a free program, to those as young as five who are eager to learn both how to fish and about the Hudson River environment. They provide the rods, reels, bait and instruction. Beyond teaching fishing, the program also provides participants with a first-hand opportunity to learn about river ecology and the many fish species that can be found in the river. Participants can drop in a line and relax, or engage with environmental educators on such topics such as water quality, fish biology and more. A fun and educational experience, Big City Fishing offers city-dwellers a unique option for outdoor family recreation.
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Workshops, August 16, 2015, 08/16/2015, Big City Fishing
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Fishing in New York City? You bet! Each summer, Big City Fishing offers a free program, to those as young as five who are eager to learn both how to fish and about the Hudson River environment. They provide the rods, reels, bait and instruction. Beyond teaching fishing, the program also provides participants with a first-hand opportunity to learn about river ecology and the many fish species that can be found in the river. Participants can drop in a line and relax, or engage with environmental educators on such topics such as water quality, fish biology and more. A fun and educational experience, Big City Fishing offers city-dwellers a unique option for outdoor family recreation.
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Workshops, August 16, 2015, 08/16/2015, Big City Fishing
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Energize your day with a workout before work. Balance, strengthen, and lengthen the body with moves inspired by ballet, yoga, and Pilates. Focusing on a unique combination of dynamic movement and isometric holds, the sequences work strategically to transform the body and develop long term postural benefits. Taught by the experts from barre3. No equipment necessary. Bringing a water bottle is encouraged.
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Workshops, August 17, 2015, 08/17/2015, Barre Class
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Learn a new language in this standalone beginner classes. Classes are not cumulative, so you may attend any class throughout the season without needing to play catch up.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Lessons, August 17, 2015, 08/17/2015, Beginner Italian Language Class
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Fishing in New York City? You bet! Each summer, Big City Fishing offers a free program, to those as young as five who are eager to learn both how to fish and about the Hudson River environment. They provide the rods, reels, bait and instruction. Beyond teaching fishing, the program also provides participants with a first-hand opportunity to learn about river ecology and the many fish species that can be found in the river. Participants can drop in a line and relax, or engage with environmental educators on such topics such as water quality, fish biology and more. A fun and educational experience, Big City Fishing offers city-dwellers a unique option for outdoor family recreation.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, August 17, 2015, 08/17/2015, Big City Fishing
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Classes for all ages and experience levels. 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.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, August 18, 2015, 08/18/2015, Park Tai Chi
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Perfect your downward dog under the trees and on the lush lawn at the 12th season of outdoor yoga classes, presented by Athleta with instructors curated by Yoga Journal and media support from Flavorpill. Mats are provided by Athleta - no need to bring your own.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, August 18, 2015, 08/18/2015, Park Yoga
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Meditate in the heart of the big city with Ziva Meditation. Reduce your level of stress, perform at the top of your game more consistently, improve the quality of your sleep, and do less and accomplish more with this free weekly class. No registration required; all levels welcome.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, August 18, 2015, 08/18/2015, Meditation Class in the Park
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Fishing in New York City? You bet! Each summer, Big City Fishing offers a free program, to those as young as five who are eager to learn both how to fish and about the Hudson River environment. They provide the rods, reels, bait and instruction. Beyond teaching fishing, the program also provides participants with a first-hand opportunity to learn about river ecology and the many fish species that can be found in the river. Participants can drop in a line and relax, or engage with environmental educators on such topics such as water quality, fish biology and more. A fun and educational experience, Big City Fishing offers city-dwellers a unique option for outdoor family recreation.
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Workshops, August 18, 2015, 08/18/2015, Big City Fishing
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Join weekly Game Socials to meet up with like-minded players interested in the same games as you. On Tuesdays, they play the classic word game Scrabble.
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Workshops, August 18, 2015, 08/18/2015, Scrabble Game Social
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Lolë and FITiST bring you a summer of movement and well-being. A wide range of classes are offered, but space is limited to 75 people per class.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, August 18, 2015, 08/18/2015, Lolë/FITiST Meetup
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Take your yoga practice outside and be inspired by stunning views. Participants should bring their own towels and mats.
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Workshops, August 18, 2015, 08/18/2015, Outdoor Yoga Class
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Join instructor Melissa Ricci from Base Fitness for a flowing, multi-level pilates mat class that will tone and balance your muscles, align your body, strengthen your core, and give you renewed energy.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, August 18, 2015, 08/18/2015, Pilates in the Park
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Energize your day with a workout before work. Join The Rise NYC, a community-driven pop-up fitness group, for a Boot Camp. Rotations through exercises like crunches, planks, push-ups, burpees, and mountain climbers ensure a mixture of cardio and strength training that will keep you coming back - and seeing results. No equipment necessary; smiles and high-fives encouraged. Rain or shine.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, August 19, 2015, 08/19/2015, Park FitClub: Boot Camp with The Rise NYC
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Get inspired by the beautiful expanse of the Hudson River and New York Harbor and by the verdant park, with its very special Hot and Cool gardens; each flower-filled and colorful throughout the season. All art materials are provided. Participants can practice already known techniques or try new ones using water colors, pastels, colored pencils, and other media. An artist/educator will offer ideas,instruction and critiques regarding technique.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, August 19, 2015, 08/19/2015, Elements of Nature Drawing
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Many people are challenged when trying to draw the human figure. This workshop offers everyone a chance to improve their skills through a wonderful outdoor figure drawing class. Each week a different model will strike both short and long poses for participants to draw. An artist/educator will be on hand to offer suggestions and give critiques throughout the class. All drawing materials are supplied.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, August 19, 2015, 08/19/2015, Figure al Fresco
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A teaching artist provides expert instruction in drawing, taking inspiration from the architecture, monuments, and people in in the park. Learn basic drawing techniques including line, composition, shading, and depth. Pencils, eraser, paper, and drawing board provided.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, August 19, 2015, 08/19/2015, Drawing Lessons for Adults
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Join us at our weekly Game Socials to meet up with like-minded players interested in the same games as you. On Wednesdays, play the popular strategy game Settlers of Catan.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, August 19, 2015, 08/19/2015, Settlers of Catan Game Social
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An after-work volleyball game for adults. The scorekeeper and the ball will be provided and will instruct newcomers in the basics of the game. This good-natured game has been going for over a decade, and although many people have been attending year after year, players of all experience levels are welcome. Coming by after work is a great way to relax and make new friends.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, August 19, 2015, 08/19/2015, Volleyball After Work
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An after-work volleyball game for adults. The scorekeeper and the ball will be provided and will instruct newcomers in the basics of the game. This good-natured game has been going for over a decade, and although many people have been attending year after year, players of all experience levels are welcome. Coming by after work is a great way to relax and make new friends.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, August 19, 2015, 08/19/2015, Volleyball After Work
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Open space, fresh sea air, and the floral scent of the gardens will help you stretch away the stress of the workday and allow you to let go of the hectic buzz of city life. Whether you’re still learning Child’s Pose or have mastered the Twisted Half Moon, instructor Mary Ryan Barnes, who has been teaching Yoga for over twenty five years, will guide you through a routine that works for you. Bring your own mat or borrow one from us.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, August 19, 2015, 08/19/2015, Sunset Yoga
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End your day with relaxing Hatha yoga with instructor Hollis Lewis in a beautiful sunset setting. Suitable for all fitness levels. Please wear loose, comfortable clothing and bring your own mat.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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