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To prepare for the reopening of Central Park’s lawns for its 10 million springtime visitors, Michael Strahan, former New York...

To celebrate Valentine's Day, 2013, NYC Parks hosted “Heart of the Community,” an event featuring free fitness classes and...

On the evening of February 8, a winter storm popularly known as "Nemo" dropped more than a foot of snow on New York City....

 

On January 26, 2013, NYC Parks held its annual Winter Jam festival. The event brought thousands of New Yorkers to Central Park...

On October 27, Central Park was over run by princesses, zombies and pirates in celebration of Halloween. New Yorkers young and...

On October 20, 2012, Partnerships for Parks, a joint program of City Parks Foundation and NYC Parks, held its twice-annual It's...

 

On October 9, 2012, NYC Parks cut the ribbon on the Bleecker Sitting Area at Bleecker Street and West 11th Street. With support...

On September 22, 2012, New Yorkers of all ages came out to Central Park for the 12th Annual Chess-in-the-Park Rapid Open, the...

 

On Monday, September 10, Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg joined NYC Parks and other officials to cut the ribbon on a $12 million...

On August 23, 2012, NYC Parks and local elected officials cut the ribbon on $900,000 in improvements to Neufeld Playground in...

On August 6, 2012, Michael R. Bloomberg and Parks Commissioner Adrian Benepe yesterday cut the ribbon on the redevelopment of...

 

On August 7, NYC Parks joined Courts of Dreams Foundation Chairman Natasha Cornstein, former New York Knick Larry Johnson, and...

Lace up for the new renovations at Bronx River "Shoelace" Park. On June 18, Parks Commissioner Adrian Benepe joined Assembly...

On July 13, 2012 Memorial Grove at Van Cortlandt Park re-opened after renovations to improve the site. Memorial Grove is...

 

Officials from the NYC Parks Deparment and the Department for the Aging, along with council members started the Senior Swim...

The newly renovated McCarren Pool and Play Center opened on June 28, 2012. McCarren pool originally opened in 1936 as one of...

June 28, 2012 marked the opening of Citywide outdoor pools. NYC residents splashed and dived their way into the refreshing...

 

On June 23, 2012 Parks welcomed thrill-seeking New Yorkers to Adventures NYC, Parks’ 8th annual celebration of the...

Two newly renovated playgrounds opened at Tremont Park on June 22, 2012. The project included improvements of two playgrounds...

The 2012 Adidas Grand Prix, held at Randall's Island Park June 9, provided athletes and spectators with a day of fierce...

 

181 competitors from 17 schools throughout NYC participated in the 3rd Annual Paralympic Track & Field Event which was held in...

Dozens of kayaks, 70 canoes, and 170 paddlers participated in the Amazing Bronx River Flotilla on May 5, 2012. Paddlers made...

In 1912, Japan gave the United States thousands of cherry trees to celebrate their friendship. Over 2,000 of these trees were...

 

On April 2, Aziz Ansari, comedian and star of NBC's Parks and Recreation, joined the NYC Department of Parks & Recreation and...

On March 30, Parks & Recreation Commissioner Adrian Benepe joined Columbia University professors Gayatri Spivak and Kenneth...

On March 24, 2012, the annual Going Green in Queens conference was held at the Al Oerter Recreation Center. Hundreds of New...

 

On January 21, hundreds of New Yorkers braved the elements to check out the Bronx's second annual Winterfest Celebration, held...

On December 20, 2011, Commissioner Adrian Benepe joined Staten Island Deputy Borough President Ed Burke, former Staten Island...

 

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