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Seniors

Seniors can exercise their mind, body and soul at programs that include everything from physical fitness to senior socials.

Seniors Events

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Feb 9

Community Visioning at Thomas Jefferson Park

at Thomas Jefferson Recreation Center (in Thomas Jefferson Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Get connected with people and organizations energizing and improving your park!
Free!

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Feb 11

Art Workshop Begins: The Cool Palette

at Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill) , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Using a palette of muted colors, capture the seasonal light and simple serenity of the landscape with artist Rachael Wren. Working with acrylic paint and collage, focus on…

Feb 11

Arts, Culture & Fun: Make Your Mark

at Roy Wilkins Recreation Center , Queens  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Please join us for a landscape painting workshop using watercolor, inks, and charcoal.
Free!

Friday, February 12, 2016

Feb 12

Arts, Culture & Fun: Preview Screening of The Black Panthers

at St. Mary's Recreation Center (in St. Mary's Park) , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
The screening will be followed by a discussion with Brittany Williams, Million Hoodies Movement for Justice, and former Black Panthers.
Free!

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Saturday, February 13, 2016

Feb 13

Fall in Love with Fitness

at J. Hood Wright Recreation Center (in J. Hood Wright Park) , Manhattan

9:30 a.m.4:30 p.m.
Come out and join us for a fun filled day of fitness classes. Our fitness room will be open access for today only during the event hours. The schedule of fitness activities will be as…
Free!

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Feb 13

Herb Smith Art Exhibit: The Birds of Richmond County

at Conference House Park Visitor Center (in Conference House Park) , Staten Island  This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
NYC Parks is pleased to present the exhibition: The Birds of Richmond County. Artist Herb Smith’s interest in painting wildlife, especially birds, goes back to his youth. …
Free!

Feb 13

Tai Chi Chuan

at Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill) , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.
Students split into groups according to their level of expertise, exploring movements at their own pace, whether as beginners or more advanced students of Tai Chi.

Feb 13

Winter Workspace Open Studios

at Glyndor Gallery (in Wave Hill) , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
This winter, Glyndor Gallery is transformed again into studio spaces for artists to develop new work and offer opportunities for public interaction in the context of the garden.…

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Kids

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Feb 14

Winter Birding at Wave Hill

at Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill) , Bronx

9:30 a.m.10:30 a.m.
The Hudson River valley hosts an impressive diversity of bird species, even during the winter months. Explore Wave Hill’s tranquil gardens and woodlands with naturalistGabriel…

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Kids
Feb 14

Hatha Yoga

at Ecology Building (in Wave Hill) , Bronx

10:00 a.m.11:15 a.m.
Reduce stress, increase your energy and bring strength and flexibility to your mind, body and spirit with a yoga practice.

Feb 14

Meditation

at Ecology Building (in Wave Hill) , Bronx

11:45 a.m.12:45 p.m.
Let nature inspire you to find your center and reconnect with your true self using guided mindfulness and other meditation practices.

Feb 14

Family Nature Walk

at Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill) , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Join naturalist and educator Gabriel Willow on a family-friendly walk through the gardens or woodlands. Ages six and older welcome with an adult. Free with admission…

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Kids
Feb 14

Garden & Conservatory Highlights Walk

at Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill) , Bronx

2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Join us for an hour-long tour of seasonal garden highlights. Free with admission to the grounds.

Monday, February 15, 2016

Feb 15

Central Park Tour: Northern Forts

at Charles A. Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
See sites that played important strategic roles in the American Revolution and the War of 1812, and enjoy the stunning overlook to the Harlem Meer.

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Feb 18

Central Park Tour: Northern Forts

at Charles A. Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
See sites that played important strategic roles in the American Revolution and the War of 1812, and enjoy the stunning overlook to the Harlem Meer.

Saturday, February 20, 2016

Feb 20

Herb Smith Art Exhibit: The Birds of Richmond County

at Conference House Park Visitor Center (in Conference House Park) , Staten Island  This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
NYC Parks is pleased to present the exhibition: The Birds of Richmond County. Artist Herb Smith’s interest in painting wildlife, especially birds, goes back to his youth. …
Free!

Feb 20

Tai Chi Chuan

at Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill) , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.
Quiet like a mountain, moving like a river, Tai Chi Chuan is a sequence of gentle movements based on images found in nature.

Sunday, February 21, 2016

Feb 21

Hatha Yoga

at Ecology Building (in Wave Hill) , Bronx

10:00 a.m.11:15 a.m.
Reduce stress, increase your energy and bring strength and flexibility to your mind, body, and spirit with a yoga practice.

Feb 21

Wire the Wise

at Tony Dapolito Recreation Center , Manhattan

11:30 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Get one-on-one help with technology and connect with young professionals at this social and educational event! Bring your own device or try something new!
Free!

Feb 21

Meditation

at Ecology Building (in Wave Hill) , Bronx

11:45 a.m.12:45 p.m.
Let nature inspire you to find your center and reconnect with your true self using guided mindfulness and other meditation practices.

Feb 21

Garden & Conservatory Highlights Walk

at Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill) , Bronx

2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Join us for an hour-long tour of seasonal garden highlights. Free with admission to the grounds.

Feb 21

Concert: REBEL Ensemble for Baroque Music

at Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill) , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
REBEL Ensemble for Baroque Music presents an elegant and energized program of works for harpsichord and strings by Bach, Vivaldi, and Telemann.

Friday, February 26, 2016

Feb 26

McDonald's Faces of Black History

at Red Hook Recreation Center (in Red Hook Recreation Area) , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.1:30 p.m.
Journey with McDonald's Gospel Fest singers through a musical timeline. Trace the development of African-American musical styles and learn about the prominent artistic expressions.
Free!

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Saturday, February 27, 2016

Feb 27

Herb Smith Art Exhibit: The Birds of Richmond County

at Conference House Park Visitor Center (in Conference House Park) , Staten Island  This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
NYC Parks is pleased to present the exhibition: The Birds of Richmond County. Artist Herb Smith’s interest in painting wildlife, especially birds, goes back to his youth. …
Free!

Feb 27

Tai Chi Chuan

at Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill) , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.
Quiet like a mountain, moving like a river, Tai Chi Chuan is a sequence of gentle movements based on images found in nature.

Feb 27

Central Park Tour: Northern Forts

at Charles A. Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
See sites that played important strategic roles in the American Revolution and the War of 1812, and enjoy the stunning overlook to the Harlem Meer.

Sunday, February 28, 2016

Feb 28

Hatha Yoga

at Ecology Building (in Wave Hill) , Bronx

10:00 a.m.11:15 a.m.
Reduce stress, increase your energy and bring strength and flexibility to your mind, body, and spirit with a yoga practice.

Feb 28

Meditation

at Ecology Building (in Wave Hill) , Bronx

11:45 a.m.12:45 p.m.
Let nature inspire you to find your center and reconnect with your true self using guided mindfulness and other meditation practices.

Feb 28

Lecture: Walking on Water–The Past and Future of the Old Croton Aqueduct

at Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill) , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Learn about the fascinating history of the 41-mile aqueduct that quenched the thirst of an expanding urban population and saved the city.

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Event
Feb 28

Garden & Conservatory Highlights Walk

at Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill) , Bronx

2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Join us for an hour-long tour of seasonal garden highlights. Free with admission to the grounds.

Best For
Kids

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Mar 17

Arts, Culture & Fun: Make Your Mark

at Al Oerter Recreation Center (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park) , Queens  This is an Accessible location

1:30 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Please join us for a landscape painting workshop using watercolor, inks, and charcoal. The workshop will be led by Artist/Illustrator Georgie Flores.
Free!

Friday, April 1, 2016

Apr 1

Senior Olympics Prep Meet-Up Clinics: Track and Field

at St. Johns Recreation Center , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

8:00 a.m.9:00 a.m.
NYC Parks is hosting its first ever Senior Olympics for Recreation Center members age 50+! Join these meetups to prepare for the competition in May.

Friday, April 8, 2016

Apr 8

Senior Olympics Prep Meet-Up Clinics: Track and Field

at St. Johns Recreation Center , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

8:00 a.m.9:00 a.m.
NYC Parks is hosting its first ever Senior Olympics for Recreation Center members age 50+! Join these meetups to prepare for the competition in May.

Friday, April 15, 2016

Apr 15

Senior Olympics Prep Meet-Up Clinics: Track and Field

at St. Johns Recreation Center , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

8:00 a.m.9:00 a.m.
NYC Parks is hosting its first ever Senior Olympics for Recreation Center members age 50+! Join these meetups to prepare for the competition in May.

Friday, April 22, 2016

Apr 22

Senior Olympics Prep Meet-Up Clinics: Track and Field

at St. Johns Recreation Center , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

8:00 a.m.9:00 a.m.
NYC Parks is hosting its first ever Senior Olympics for Recreation Center members age 50+! Join these meetups to prepare for the competition in May.

Friday, April 29, 2016

Apr 29

Senior Olympics Prep Meet-Up Clinics: Track and Field

at St. Johns Recreation Center , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

8:00 a.m.9:00 a.m.
NYC Parks is hosting its first ever Senior Olympics for Recreation Center members age 50+! Join these meetups to prepare for the competition in May.

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