Jun
2
Sun
City Parks Foundation – Track & Field @ Forest Park
Jun 2 @ 10:00 am – Jul 21 @ 12:00 pm
City Parks Foundation - Track & Field @ Forest Park | New York | New York | United States

This April, City Parks Foundation is kicking off its 2019 Spring sports programs for young people living in Queens, Brooklyn, Bronx, or Manhattan. CityParks Track & Field, presented in partnership with New York Road Runners and supported by the Randall’s Island Park Alliance, gives New York City kids, ages eight to 14, the chance to learn the basics of the sport. From hurdles and relay races, to long jump, shot put and javelin throw, this program runs from April 20 through June 8 in Brooklyn, the Bronx, and Queens, with sessions once per week. The Jesse Owens Track and Field program introduces novice runners to cross country distance running through runs from East Harlem to Randall’s Island Park. This program runs from April 7 – June 23 in Manhattan, and is held once per week. Online registration is now open for all spring programs at CityParksFoundation.org/play. Participants are encouraged to register online in advance, though walk-up participants may register on-site if space permits. For more information and a full list of City Parks Foundation’s 2019 sports programs, please visit www.CityParksFoundation.org. Please contact sports@cityparksfoundation.org or call (718) 760-6999 for any questions.

CityParks Track & Field presented by New York Road Runners
April 20 – June 9, 2019

QUEENS
Forest Park
Myrtle Ave. & Woodhaven Blvd.
April 21 – June 10
Sundays, 10:00am – 12:00pm

CityParks Jesse Owens Track & Field presented in partnership with Randall’s Island Park Alliance

BROOKLYN
Kaiser Park
Neptune Ave. & Bayview Ave.
April 21 – June 10
Saturdays, 10:00am – 12:00pm

BRONX
Soundview Park
Lafayette Ave. & Morrison Ave.
April 21 – June 10
Sundays, 10:00am – 12:00pm

MANHATTAN
Thomas Jefferson Park
E. 112th St. & 1st Ave.
April 7 – June 23
Saturdays, 10:00am – 12:00pm

Jun
3
Mon
City Parks Foundation – Seniors Fitness @ Astoria Park Tennis Courts
Jun 3 @ 10:00 am – Jul 26 @ 12:00 pm
City Parks Foundation - Seniors Fitness @ Astoria Park Tennis Courts | New York | United States

City Parks Foundation is kicking off its 2019 Spring sports program for seniors this April. CityParks Seniors Fitness, presented in partnership with New York Road Runners, is held in 17 neighborhood parks in all 5 boroughs. Seniors Fitness, offered from April 22 – June 14, gives New Yorkers 60+ the chance to participate in free tennis lessons, yoga and fitness walking. All equipment is provided. The program has served over 10,000 participants since it began in 2006 and encourages older New Yorkers to maximize their health benefits by staying active. Online registration is now open for all spring programs at CityParksFoundation.org/play. Participants are encouraged to register online in advance, though walk-up participants may register on-site if space permits. For more information and a full list of City Parks Foundation’s 2019 sports programs, please visit www.CityParksFoundation.org. Please contact sports@cityparksfoundation.org or call (718) 760-6999 for any questions.

CityParks Seniors Fitness presented by New York Road Runners
April 22 – June 14, 2019

QUEENS
Astoria Park Tennis Courts
21st. St. & Hoyt Ave. S
Tennis – Monday / Wednesday, 10:00am – 12:00pm

Cunningham Park
Union Turnpike & 193rd. St.
Tennis – Tuesday / Thursday, 9:00am – 11:00am
Yoga – Tuesday / Thursday, 10:00am – 11:00am

Flushing Meadows Corona Park
Tennis Courts Meridian Rd.
Tennis – Monday / Wednesday, 10:00am – 12:00pm

Roy Wilkins Park
Baisley Blvd. & 177th St.
Tennis – Tuesday / Thursday, 11:30am – 1:00pm
Yoga – Tuesday / Thursday, 10:00am – 11:00am

STATEN ISLAND
Faber Park
Richmond Terrace & Faber St.
Yoga – Tuesday / Thursday, 11:00am – 12:00pm

Greenbelt Park
Brielle Ave. btw Rockland & Wolcott Aves.
Tennis – Monday / Friday, 12:00pm – 2:00pm

BRONX
Pelham Bay Park
Watt Ave. & Middletown Rd.
Yoga – Tuesday / Thursday, 9:00am – 10:00am
Tennis – Monday / Wednesday, 1:00pm – 3:00pm

Soundview Park
Lafayette Ave. btw Boynton & Colgate Aves.
Fitness Walking – Monday / Wednesday, 9:00am – 10:00am
Yoga – Monday / Wednesday, 10:00am – 11:00am

Van Cortlandt Park
Broadway & Mosholu Aves.
Fitness Walking – Tuesday / Thursday, 10:00am – 11:00am

Williamsbridge Oval
3225 Reservoir Oval E.
Yoga – Monday / Wednesday, 9:00am – 10:00am

BROOKLYN
Kaiser Park
Neptune & Bayview Aves.
Tennis – Tuesday / Thursday, 10:00am – 12:00pm

Marine Park Nature Center
Ave. U & E. 32nd St.
Yoga – Monday / Wednesday, 9:00am – 10:00am

South Oxford Park
S. Oxford St. & Atlantic Ave.
Yoga – Wednesday / Friday, 11:00am – 12:00pm

MANHATTAN
Carl Schurz Park
E. 86th St. & East End Ave.
Fitness Walking – Monday / Friday, 9:00am – 10:00am
Yoga – Tuesday / Thursday, 9:00am – 10:00am

Central Park Tennis Courts
93rd St. near West Dr.
Tennis – Friday, 1:00pm – 3:00pm

Inwood Hill Tennis Courts
207th St. & Seaman Ave.
Yoga – Monday / Wednesday, 11:00am – 12:00pm
Tennis – Tuesday / Thursday, 10:00am – 12:00pm

Sara D. Roosevelt Park
Chrystie & Forsyth Sts.
Yoga – Tuesday / Thursday, 11:00am – 12:00pm
Fitness Walking – Monday / Friday, 10:00am – 11:00am

Jun
5
Wed
Seasonal Farmstand @ Queens County Farm Museum
Jun 5 – Nov 24 all-day
Seasonal Farmstand @ Queens County Farm Museum | New York | United States

Enjoy farm-fresh produce grown right here at Queens Farm from spring thru fall. Over 80 varieties of fruits, vegetables, flowers, and herbs are featured throughout the season. Members always get 10% off and EBT & SNAP benefits are gladly accepted. We love when you BYOB (bring your own bags)!

Wednesday–Sunday through November 3, 2019
Wed, Thurs, Fri, 11:00 am–3:00 pm
Sat & Sun, 11:00 am–5:00 pm

Jun
6
Thu
Watercolors on the Farm @ Queens County Farm Museum
Jun 6 – Jun 27 all-day
Watercolors on the Farm @ Queens County Farm Museum | New York | United States

Experiment in the medium of watercolor with the farm landscape as your backdrop! Local Queens artist Denis Ponsot will provide instruction and demo all the “shop tricks” in watercolor painting. Beginning and experienced students are welcome and will explore a variety of techniques with an emphasis on developing one’s own style. Demonstrations of color and design, wet-on-wet, and dry brush techniques will be included. Individual attention will be given. Note: A supply list will be distributed upon registration for this course.

4 sessions: Thurs, June 6, 13, 20 & 27
1:00–4:00 pm

Jun
13
Thu
Queens LGBT Film Festival @ Museum of the Moving Image
Jun 13 @ 4:00 pm – 11:30 pm

The Queens Festival is an non profit organization founded in 2017 to promote diverse films based on LGBT related topics in the borough of Queens.

Sports History in Queens with Jeffrey Kroessler @ Queens Historical Society
Jun 13 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Sports History in Queens with Jeffrey Kroessler @ Queens Historical Society

Everyone knows that New York City is the sports capital of America, but few acknowledge how great a part Queens has played in that history. From baseball and football to boxing, horseracing, and even golf, so many historic events took place on the playing fields and in the arenas of Queens. In this illustrated lecture, Dr. Jeffrey Kroessler will survey the borough’s sports landscape, highlighting the not only wins and losses, heroes and goats, but also how economic and political forces have shaped that history.

Jeffrey A. Kroessler is an associate professor in the Lloyd Sealy Library at John Jay College of Criminal Justice. He received his Ph.D. in urban history from the CUNY Graduate Center and his ML.S. from Queens College. He is the author of The Greater New York Sports Chronology and New York, Year by Year: a Chronology of the Great Metropolis.

From the Archives: Bayside Yacht Club @ Bayside Historical Society
Jun 13 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
From the Archives: Bayside Yacht Club @ Bayside Historical Society | New York | United States

Bayside Historical Society invites you to join us for the opening of our new exhibit series “From the Archives,” which will feature historically significant documents, artifacts, photographs, and other archival materials from our vast collections. The first installment of the series will showcase the history of the Bayside Yacht Club and its activities throughout the 20th Century.

Cost: Free for BHS members; $5.00 for non-members

Jun
14
Fri
Take Root Presents: Angharad Davies and Amber Sloan @ Green Space
Jun 14 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Take Root Presents: Angharad Davies and Amber Sloan @ Green Space | New York | United States

TAKE ROOT, now in its 10th season, nurtures dance artists at established stages in their careers, pairing them in a split bill or full evening-length program. This monthly series supports dance makers’ experimentation and growth by providing our venue, Green Space, along with full technical and marketing support to present their work to the NYC public.

Curated by Aviva Geismar

June 14th and 15th
8pm
Advance sale tickets: $17 online at www.GreenSpaceStudio.org
Tickets purchased at door: $20 cash, $22 credit card

In “The Shadow Itself Is A Place,” choreographer Angharad Davies and poet Alison Moncrief Bromage are inspired by the mirror and its relationship with light. The piece is set deep in a valley which receives sunlight only half the year. Recently, a mirror has been hung on its mountainside. The hung mirror reflects, refracts, and distorts the light and everything below it—whether a small tucked-away village and the lives therein, or the internal landscape of individual muscle memory. Through movement, text and soundscore, Angharad and Alison consider what it means to live in a shadow. What transformations take place when lines of light refract upon us or even in us? How do words and the body fail us and simultaneously move us closer to the elusive and to the alive? With thanks for the funding and space made available by The Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development and Yale University.

Amber Sloan premieres “On the Edge of Normal,” a work exploring individual assertion versus group conformity. She questions how to find the balance between getting your needs met and making sacrifices for the sake of others. When do you stand your ground and when do you submit for the harmony of the group? On the Edge of Normal is performed by Esme Boyce, Dylan Crossman, Jordan Morley, and Sloan, with sound by Sam Crawford and costumes by Pei-Chi Su. This work is made possible in part with funding from the Jerome Robbins Foundation.

Glow in the Dark Madness! @ Katch Astoria
Jun 14 @ 10:00 pm – Jun 15 @ 3:00 am
Glow in the Dark Madness! @ Katch Astoria | New York | United States

Brush off your best white and neon threads for this one! Glow as bright as your headphones and dance the night away at our indoor glow in the dark party. Complete with black lights, glow in the dark face and body painting, glow sticks, and glowing headphones, this party will be hard to miss. Our 3 live DJs will be there to further illuminate the night. Tickets are limited, so act fact!

Your 3 live DJs will be spinning all night:
DJ 1 (Green): Latin
DJ 2 (Red): 80’s/90’s/2K Throwbacks
DJ 3 (Blue): Hip Hop/R&B

Your experience includes:
• A pair of Quiet Events headphones
• 3 DJs battling for your attention
• Glow in the dark gear
• Glow in the dark body painting

Special Notes:
• 18+ to party, 21+ to drink
• Rain or shine
• Dress code: White and neon clothing encouraged!

What to bring:
• Valid ID
• You MUST have a credit or debit card for the check-in process. If the headphones are NOT returned, there will be a $100 charge to your credit or debit card after the event.
• No need to print your ticket, just show the code on your phone or they will have your name at the door.

How it works:
When you arrive you’ll receive a pair of special wireless headphones. You can adjust the volume and choose between up to three DJ’s with a flip of a switch. Each headset has a color LED that shows what channel you are listening to. It’s super social; you’re in control of the music! There’s no loud music that you have to talk over. Plus, there’s no ringing in your ears when you leave!

Jun
15
Sat
Planting Day at the Castle @ Bayside Historical Society
Jun 15 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Planting Day at the Castle @ Bayside Historical Society | New York | United States

Now that the Castle grounds have been weeded, raked, and cleared thanks to our Earth Day volunteers, it’s time to beautify our gardens with new flowers and plants. Come join Bayside Historical Society for a day of planting — all levels of gardening expertise welcome! This is a free event.