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July 2017

Urban Farm Volunteer Event: Harlem Grown

July 29 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
118 W 134th St, 118 W 134th St
New York, NY 10030 United States
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Free

The Active Citizen is excited to volunteer with Harlem Grown on July 29th! Harlem Grown is an independent, non-profit organization whose mission is to inspire youth to lead healthy and ambitious lives through mentorship and hands-on education in urban farming, sustainability, and nutrition. Join us as we volunteer at their urban farm. We will be doing weeding, seeding, building, raking, and composting. It will be a great way to get your hands dirty and provide strong, direct service to an…

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Harlem Week: A Great Day Harlem

July 30 @ 12:00 pm - 8:30 pm
W 122nd St & Riverside Dr, W 122nd St & Riverside Dr
New York, NY 10027 United States
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Free

With an expected attendance of 40,000+ , Great Day in Harlem is a day long family-oriented event. Participants can enjoy an Outdoor Festival, Picnic, Fashion Show and Concerts, saluting Gospel, Dance, Theater, Latin, Rhythm & Blues and Jazz. There will also be arts & crafts, food from around the world, vendors, exhibitions, corporate exhibits, career recruitment and much more!

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August 2017

The Art of the Park Tour

August 2 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Dairy Visitor Center, Mid-Park between 64th and 65th Street
New York City, NY 10022 United States
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$15

Central Park has long been revered as a masterpiece of living art. Visitors on this tour will admire Park vistas as if walking through a landscape painting, all while learning about the Park's intricate design features. Discover the Park's most artfully executed landscapes on this tour led by Central Park Conservancy guides. Highlights of this tour include: Sheep Meadow, the Mall, Bethesda Terrace, Bow Bridge, the Ramble, and Belvedere Castle Meet: Tour starts at the Dairy Visitor Center (mid-Park between 64th and…

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¡ARRIBA!: Latin Dance Party with Williamsburg Salsa Orchestra

August 2 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
High line, 14th st 10th ave
Manhattan, NY United States
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Free

Feel the rhythm of some of New York City's hottest Latin bands as the High Line is transformed into an epic dance floor for our annual series. Grab your friends and get ready to dance.

We end the season with a splash with a special performance by the Williamsburg Salsa Orchestra! This stunning 11-piece band takes the art of salsa to new places, creating groundbreaking arrangements of indie rock songs to add a little contemporary indie flair to the salsa rhythms you love.

Join us at 6 PM for a dance lesson with Milteri Tucker Concepcion of Bombazo Dance Company, or come early for a drink at Terroir and a killer sunset view.

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The North Woods Tour

August 3 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Charles A. Dana Discovery Center in Central Park, Central Park
Manhattan,
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$15

The North Woods is the largest of the Park's three woodlands, offering people and wildlife a 40-acre forest retreat in the middle of New York City. Join us for this tour around tumbling waterfalls, rustic bridges, and picturesque pools, led by Central Park Conservancy guides. Highlights include Harlem Meer, Huddlestone Arch, the Loch, Glenspan Arch, several cascades, and the Pool. Meet: Charles A. Dana Discovery Center (inside the Park at 110th Street between Fifth and Lenox Avenues). Tour ends at…

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West Side Evening Stroll

August 3 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Central Park Conservancy Kiosk at Merchant’s Gate, Central Park South/59th Street and Central Park West
New York City, NY United States
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Free

Join us after work for an evening stroll along part of Central Park’s West side. Central Park Conservancy guides lead you on a casual walk from the southwest corner of Central Park to Tavern on the Green. Learn about the Maine Monument, west side arches, Heckscher Ballfields, Sheep Meadow, and Tavern on the Green on this tour designed for New York summer evenings. Meet: Tour starts inside the Park at the Central Park Conservancy kiosk at Merchants Gate (Central Park South/59th Street…

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THE LESSON

August 3 @ 10:00 pm - August 4 @ 12:00 am
Arlene’s Grocery, 95 Stanton Street
New York City, NY 10002 United States
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Free - $5

RSVP before 6pm day of for FREE ENTRY at thelessonnyc.com/ or pay $5 for tickets at the door. Thursday nights at Arlene’s Grocery has been the stuff of legend over the past three years with The Lesson turning into one of New York’s premiere jam sessions. Fronted by Gentei Kaijo (Japanese for "Limitation Cancellation"), the band’s collective resumes include work with DJ Premier, Bilal, Joey Bada$$, Robert Glasper, Trey Songz, Lauryn Hill, Reggie Watts, Talib Kweli, Les Nubians, Lupe Fiasco,…

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Discovery Walks for Families: Belvedere’s Kingdom

August 4 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Belvedere Castle in Central Park, Central Park
Manhattan,
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Explore the landscape surrounding Belvedere Castle in full spring glory—the expansive views from Vista Rock, colorful blooms of Shakespeare Garden, and the diverse flora and fauna of Turtle Pond. Bring your family for a guided walk and discover why Central Park is a sanctuary for plants, animals, and humans alike. Learn about the architecture, landscapes, and ecosystems of the Park through hands-on exploration using Discovery Kits – rugged backpacks filled with kid-friendly binoculars, field guides, and hand lenses. Pre-registration required…

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COMEDY AT THE GROCERY

August 7 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Arlene’s Grocery, 95 Stanton Street
New York City, NY 10002 United States
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$5

This Time Out NY and New York Times Critic's Pick comedy show features the best performers in town, every first Monday of the month at 8pm at Arlene's Grocery. Hosted by Julian Kiani. Tickets are $5 at the door. This event is 21 and over.

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ARLENE’S WORLD FAMOUS LIVE ROCK & ROLL KARAOKE

August 7 @ 10:00 pm - August 8 @ 12:00 am
Arlene’s Grocery, 95 Stanton Street
New York City, NY 10002 United States
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Free

Every Monday, this downtown music venue hosts a rock 'n' roll karaoke night, where attendees can choose from a selection of hits to perform with a live band. Bring your friends and have a moment in the spotlight while performing your favorite rock song. This event is 21 and over. 

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