NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2014 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://www.nycgovparks.org/sub_things_to_do/upcoming_events/events_search.php NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Fri, 25 Apr 2014 06:05:00 GMT NYC Parks News 25 25 http://www.nycgovparks.org/sub_things_to_do/upcoming_events/events_search.php http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/parks_leaf_thumb.gif <![CDATA[Urban Wildlife Appreciation Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/urban-wildlife-appreciation-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/urban-wildlife-appreciation-day Date: May 3, 2014

Get up close and personal with NYC's wild residents. Learn about squirrels, coyotes, skunks, urban birds, and more. The Urban Park Rangers will also inform you about the best places to see wildlife in NYC and how to safely interact. Learn from New York State licensed rehabilitators and additional wildlife enthusiasts. Engage your creative side listening to musical performances, and participating in kids' activities. It's fun for everyone!

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Indian Road Lawn (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2014-05-03 2014-05-03 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.8728, -73.9195 Fri, 25 Apr 2014 02:05:01 EDT
<![CDATA["Home" En Plein Air Watercolor Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/home-en-plein-air-watercolor-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/home-en-plein-air-watercolor-workshop Date: May 3, 2014

“Home” artist Elizabeth Allison will lead an outdoor watercolor workshop. Come paint a picture of the Morris-Jumel Mansion or of your favorite house.
This workshop is suitable for ages 10 and up. Reservations are encouraged.
Support provided by the West Harlem Local Development Corporation Fund of Tides.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: 2129238008

Location: Morris-Jumel Mansion (in Roger Morris Park)

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M073 Roger Morris Park 2014-05-03 2014-05-03 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.8345, -73.9385 Fri, 25 Apr 2014 02:05:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids Enjoy Exercise Now (KEEN)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/kids-enjoy-exercise-now-keen http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/kids-enjoy-exercise-now-keen Date: May 3, 2014

Kids Enjoy Exercise Now (KEEN) is a recreational program that provides one-on-one activities for children and young adults with developmental and physical disabilities.

Children should enroll through NY Cares, and must be Recreation Center members. Please call the Recreation Center 54 at (212) 754-5411 for more information about how to enroll.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:45 pm

Contact phone: (212) 754-5411

Location: Recreation Center Fifty-four (in Recreation Center 54)

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M130 Recreation Center 54 2014-05-03 2014-05-03 1:00 pm 3:45 pm 40.7565, -73.9651 Fri, 25 Apr 2014 02:05:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Kids Time: Game Social]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/bryant-park-kids-time-game-social http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/bryant-park-kids-time-game-social Date: May 3, 2014

Join us at our all new weekly Game Socials to meet up with like-minded players interested in the same games as you.

Though kids games are available whenever we are open, the Kids Time Game Social lets the little ones enjoy games geared especially towards them. Learn about Candyland, Old Maid, Memory, or Operation every weekend.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-05-03 2014-05-03 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Fri, 25 Apr 2014 02:05:01 EDT
<![CDATA[History In Your Hands: Fleece Fun]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/history-in-your-hands-fleece-fun1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/history-in-your-hands-fleece-fun1 Date: May 3, 2014

Come to Lefferts and see how wool was used on a colonial farm. You can brush the wool with carding paddles, spin yarn using a drop spindle, and even make a felt ball to take home with you.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 789-2822 x301

Location: Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-05-03 2014-05-03 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6643, -73.9639 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51635132de039.jpg Fri, 25 Apr 2014 02:05:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/04/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/04/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: May 4, 2014

See more than 30 life-size animatronic dinosaurs, including a 40-foot long tyrannosaurus rex, on this ride through the two-acre safari at the Bronx Zoo.

Learn about the different species of dinosaurs and their habitats, discover how fossils provide insight into what life may have looked like in prehistoric times and explore how animatronics work.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-1010

Location: Bronx Zoo (in Bronx Park)

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X002 Bronx Park 2014-05-04 2014-05-04 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Fri, 25 Apr 2014 02:05:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Alpine Trough Day at Wave Hill]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/04/alpine-trough-day-at-wave-hill2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/04/alpine-trough-day-at-wave-hill2 Date: May 4, 2014

Spend the day with Assistant Director of Public Programs Laurel Rimmer and Horticultural Interpreter Charles Day as they share the art of trough gardening.

  • Alpine Trough Day: Make an Alpine Trough: Alpine troughs function as miniature, self-contained rock gardens, displaying a variety of diminutive plants in a small amount of space. Spend the day with Assistant Director of Public Programs Laurel Rimmer and Horticultural Interpreter Charles Day as they share the art of trough gardening. Mix up a batch of ‘hypertufa’ and craft a small round trough to take home. Children ages 12 and up welcome with an adult. $25/$15 Wave Hill Member. Registration required, online at www.wavehill.org, by calling (718) 549-3200 x251 or at the Perkins Visitor Center. Meet on the grounds at 10:00 a.m.
  • Alpine Trough Walk: Get inspired by the unique collection of alpine plants artfully arranged in the troughs at the T.H. Everett Alpine House. Free with admission to the grounds (Admission: $8 adults, $4 students and seniors, $2 children 12-18). Registration not required. Meet at Perkins Visitor Center, 1:30 p.m.
  • Alpine Trough Day: Plant an Alpine Trough: Alpine troughs function as miniature, self-contained rock gardens, displaying a variety of diminutive plants in a small amount of space. Spend the day with Assistant Director of Public Programs Laurel Rimmer and Horticultural Interpreter Charles Day as they share the art of trough gardening. Using a rustic pre-made trough, select from a variety of alpine plants and create a miniature landscape for your garden, deck or terrace. $40/$30 Wave Hill Member. Children ages 12 and up welcome with an adult. Registration required, online at www.wavehill.org, by calling 718.549.3200 x251 or at the Perkins Visitor Center. Meet on the grounds at 2:00 p.m.

Photos: Joshua Bright, Mick Hale

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2014-05-04 2014-05-04 10:00 am 40.8987, -73.9125 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5339c31640350.jpg Fri, 25 Apr 2014 02:05:01 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park Day at Albemarle Playground]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/04/its-my-park-day-at-albemarle-playground http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/04/its-my-park-day-at-albemarle-playground Date: May 4, 2014

On May 4th join The Singing Winds, a storytelling series featuring traditional folklore representing the local community in an effort to further beautify Albermarle Playground.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 564-5983

Location: Albemarle Playground

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B297 Albemarle Playground 2014-05-04 2014-05-04 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.6457, -73.9806 Fri, 25 Apr 2014 02:05:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/04/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/04/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: May 4, 2014

Test your ping pong skills at one of two state-of-the-art tables. Bring a friend, or sign up with our park attendant, who can arrange a friendly game.

Paddles and balls provided free of charge to all skill levels.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Ping Pong Court (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-05-04 2014-05-04 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Fri, 25 Apr 2014 02:05:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Celebrate Queens Farm!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/04/celebrate-queens-farm http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/04/celebrate-queens-farm Date: May 4, 2014

What does Springtime mean to us?

Celebration all things Queens Farm! Watch sheep shearing and spinning demos, take a hayride, go on a farmer-led tour, check out our Community Compost Program, and pick up vegetable and flower seedlings at our Spring Plant Sale. Enjoy live music by Savannah Sky and locally-made food by Queens County Market purveyors. Our historic Adriance Farmhouse will be open exclusively for this event with special treats for all!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 347-3276

Location: Queens County Farm Museum (in Queens Farm Park)

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Q453 Queens Farm Park 2014-05-04 2014-05-04 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.7478, -73.7223 Fri, 25 Apr 2014 02:05:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/04/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/04/bryant-park-games Date: May 4, 2014

Take a break with an eclectic selection of favorite tabletop games for free. From Scrabble and mancala to dominoes and Jenga. Visit bryantpark.org to find weekly Game Socials and Clinics for Board and Party Games, Mah Jongg, and more.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-05-04 2014-05-04 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Fri, 25 Apr 2014 02:05:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Kubb]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/04/bryant-park-kubb http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/04/bryant-park-kubb Date: May 4, 2014

Learn the Scandinavian lawn game, also known as Viking Chess. To win, knock over your opponent’s blocks with wooden pins. Never played? Our attendant will teach you.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: The Green (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-05-04 2014-05-04 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Fri, 25 Apr 2014 02:05:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Putting Green]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/04/bryant-park-putting-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/04/bryant-park-putting-green Date: May 4, 2014

Practice your technique, perfect your distance and speed, or bring the kids to play on the green, all free of charge. Golf balls and clubs are provided.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: The Green (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-05-04 2014-05-04 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Fri, 25 Apr 2014 02:05:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Audubon: Wonderful Warblers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/04/popup-audubon-wonderful-warblers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/04/popup-audubon-wonderful-warblers Date: May 4, 2014

The Prospect Park Alliance presents Pop-Up Audubon, now in its second season, which invites families to directly engage with nature through outdoor learning in locations around the Park.

Nature on the Go!: 2 p.m.
Wonderful Warblers provides information and background knowledge needed to fully appreciate why Prospect Park is an essential stopover for birds. Participants also create their own pair of binoculars and learn how to identify these colorful songbirds.
Nature’s Helpers: 3 p.m.
Join the Alliance to spend some time enjoying nature while helping to keep the park clean. Take a tour of the Park and help keep it clean along the way. Gloves, garbage bags, and trash grabbers will be provided.
Family Bird Watching: 4 p.m.
Take a stroll on the Lullwater Trail to look for colorful and unique spring migrants.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

Location: Binnen Bridge (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-05-04 2014-05-04 12:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.6617, -73.9659 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d66b19ebc3.png Fri, 25 Apr 2014 02:05:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Pets & Pals/ Walk 4 Paws Party]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/04/pets-palawalk-4-paws-party http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/04/pets-palawalk-4-paws-party Date: May 4, 2014

Join us for a free day of family and pet fun. There will be games, rides, craft projects, pet adoption, microchip clinic by Central Veterinary Associates, animal demonstrations and more. This event is sponsored by City Council Member Mark Weprin. For the dog walk, you can sign up that morning with your dog at 10:00 a.m. or you can register online.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-4793 x301

Location: 76th Avenue and Springfield Boulevard (in Alley Pond Park)

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2014-05-04 2014-05-04 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.7402, -73.7496 Fri, 25 Apr 2014 02:05:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Irish Arts Center presents Irish Dance Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/04/summer-on-the-hudson-irish-arts-center http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/04/summer-on-the-hudson-irish-arts-center Date: May 4, 2014

Irish Arts Center returns with its 13th annual day-long Irish Dance Festival featuring performances by hundreds of the best Irish dancers, with opportunities for the whole family to join in.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Pier I (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2014-05-04 2014-05-04 1:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.7797, -73.9889 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/531f334a04933.jpg Fri, 25 Apr 2014 02:05:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Kids Time: Game Social]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/04/bryant-park-kids-time-game-social http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/04/bryant-park-kids-time-game-social Date: May 4, 2014

Join us at our all new weekly Game Socials to meet up with like-minded players interested in the same games as you.

Though kids games are available whenever we are open, the Kids Time Game Social lets the little ones enjoy games geared especially towards them. Learn about Candyland, Old Maid, Memory, or Operation every weekend.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-05-04 2014-05-04 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Fri, 25 Apr 2014 02:05:01 EDT
<![CDATA[QBG Craft Table at The Shops at Skyview Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/04/qbg-craft-table-at-the-shops-at-skyview-center http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/04/qbg-craft-table-at-the-shops-at-skyview-center Date: May 4, 2014

Make papel picado (perforated paper) flags for Cinco de Mayo!

Supplies are limited and times/location are subject to change.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Shops at SkyView Center

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2014-05-04 2014-05-04 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7578, -73.8347 Fri, 25 Apr 2014 02:05:01 EDT
<![CDATA[History In Your Hands: Fleece Fun]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/04/history-in-your-hands-fleece-fun1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/04/history-in-your-hands-fleece-fun1 Date: May 4, 2014

Come to Lefferts and see how wool was used on a colonial farm. You can brush the wool with carding paddles, spin yarn using a drop spindle, and even make a felt ball to take home with you.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 789-2822 x301

Location: Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-05-04 2014-05-04 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6643, -73.9639 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51635132de039.jpg Fri, 25 Apr 2014 02:05:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/05/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/05/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: May 5, 2014

See more than 30 life-size animatronic dinosaurs, including a 40-foot long tyrannosaurus rex, on this ride through the two-acre safari at the Bronx Zoo.

Learn about the different species of dinosaurs and their habitats, discover how fossils provide insight into what life may have looked like in prehistoric times and explore how animatronics work.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-1010

Location: Bronx Zoo (in Bronx Park)

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X002 Bronx Park 2014-05-05 2014-05-05 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Fri, 25 Apr 2014 02:05:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/05/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/05/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: May 5, 2014

Test your ping pong skills at one of two state-of-the-art tables. Bring a friend, or sign up with our park attendant, who can arrange a friendly game.

Paddles and balls provided free of charge to all skill levels.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Ping Pong Court (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-05-05 2014-05-05 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Fri, 25 Apr 2014 02:05:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/05/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/05/bryant-park-games Date: May 5, 2014

Take a break with an eclectic selection of favorite tabletop games for free. From Scrabble and mancala to dominoes and Jenga. Visit bryantpark.org to find weekly Game Socials and Clinics for Board and Party Games, Mah Jongg, and more.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-05-05 2014-05-05 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Fri, 25 Apr 2014 02:05:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Kubb]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/05/bryant-park-kubb http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/05/bryant-park-kubb Date: May 5, 2014

Learn the Scandinavian lawn game, also known as Viking Chess. To win, knock over your opponent’s blocks with wooden pins. Never played? Our attendant will teach you.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: The Green (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-05-05 2014-05-05 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Fri, 25 Apr 2014 02:05:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Putting Green]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/05/bryant-park-putting-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/05/bryant-park-putting-green Date: May 5, 2014

Practice your technique, perfect your distance and speed, or bring the kids to play on the green, all free of charge. Golf balls and clubs are provided.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: The Green (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-05-05 2014-05-05 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Fri, 25 Apr 2014 02:05:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/05/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/05/bryant-park-juggling Date: May 5, 2014

Test your coordination and dexterity with free juggling lessons. All skills are welcome and equipment is provided.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-05-05 2014-05-05 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Fri, 25 Apr 2014 02:05:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/06/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/06/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: May 6, 2014

See more than 30 life-size animatronic dinosaurs, including a 40-foot long tyrannosaurus rex, on this ride through the two-acre safari at the Bronx Zoo.

Learn about the different species of dinosaurs and their habitats, discover how fossils provide insight into what life may have looked like in prehistoric times and explore how animatronics work.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-1010

Location: Bronx Zoo (in Bronx Park)

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X002 Bronx Park 2014-05-06 2014-05-06 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Fri, 25 Apr 2014 02:05:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Human Impacts Institute Tree Care Tuesdays]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/06/human-impacts-institute-tree-care-tuesdays http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/06/human-impacts-institute-tree-care-tuesdays Date: May 6, 2014

Human Impacts Institute’s successful Tree Care Tuesday program will be entering its second season, launching during earth week this April. The goal of Tree Care Tuesdays is to beautify NYC neighborhoods, create community relationships, promote green space, mitigate air pollution, and prevent stormwater runoff.

Tree care sessions involve community volunteers, alongside HII crew cleaning-up, aerating and mulching tree beds and planting bulbs in the tree bed soil all while spending quality time with your community and mother nature.

Human Impacts Institute will provide supplies for tree care. Participants should bring water bottles, sunblock, a hat, and any other personal items. Participants under 18 need to be accompanied by a guardian.

Please note: Tree Care Tuesdays meet on Tuesdays between 10:00 a.m. 12:00 p.m., from April 22nd through September 2nd. On April 22, May 20, June 17 and July 15, Tree Care Tuesdays will meet 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Space is limited. Registration is recommended for individuals and required for groups. Please register by email with your full name and contact information, and specify “Tree Care Tuesday”, the specific date, as well as how many people will be attending in your registration.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 727 9761

Location: Roebling Street between N 7th St and N 6th St

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2014-05-06 2014-05-06 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.716, -73.9555 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d8195c8ec3.JPG Fri, 25 Apr 2014 02:05:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/06/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/06/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: May 6, 2014

Test your ping pong skills at one of two state-of-the-art tables. Bring a friend, or sign up with our park attendant, who can arrange a friendly game.

Paddles and balls provided free of charge to all skill levels.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Ping Pong Court (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-05-06 2014-05-06 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Fri, 25 Apr 2014 02:05:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/06/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/06/bryant-park-games Date: May 6, 2014

Take a break with an eclectic selection of favorite tabletop games for free. From Scrabble and mancala to dominoes and Jenga. Visit bryantpark.org to find weekly Game Socials and Clinics for Board and Party Games, Mah Jongg, and more.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-05-06 2014-05-06 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Fri, 25 Apr 2014 02:05:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Kubb]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/06/bryant-park-kubb http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/06/bryant-park-kubb Date: May 6, 2014

Learn the Scandinavian lawn game, also known as Viking Chess. To win, knock over your opponent’s blocks with wooden pins. Never played? Our attendant will teach you.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: The Green (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-05-06 2014-05-06 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Fri, 25 Apr 2014 02:05:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Putting Green]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/06/bryant-park-putting-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/06/bryant-park-putting-green Date: May 6, 2014

Practice your technique, perfect your distance and speed, or bring the kids to play on the green, all free of charge. Golf balls and clubs are provided.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: The Green (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-05-06 2014-05-06 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Fri, 25 Apr 2014 02:05:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Board Game Social]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/06/bryant-park-board-game-social http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/06/bryant-park-board-game-social Date: May 6, 2014

Join us at our all new weekly Game Socials to meet up with like-minded players interested in the same games as you. The Board Game Social features games in their classic form with a board, special pieces and a little bit of competition. Try classics like Sorry, Clue, Monopoly, or Life.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-05-06 2014-05-06 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Fri, 25 Apr 2014 02:05:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/06/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/06/bryant-park-juggling Date: May 6, 2014

Test your coordination and dexterity with free juggling lessons. All skills are welcome and equipment is provided.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-05-06 2014-05-06 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Fri, 25 Apr 2014 02:05:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/06/bryant-park-juggling1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/06/bryant-park-juggling1 Date: May 6, 2014

Test your coordination and dexterity with free juggling lessons. All skills are welcome and equipment is provided.

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-05-06 2014-05-06 5:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Fri, 25 Apr 2014 02:05:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/07/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/07/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: May 7, 2014

See more than 30 life-size animatronic dinosaurs, including a 40-foot long tyrannosaurus rex, on this ride through the two-acre safari at the Bronx Zoo.

Learn about the different species of dinosaurs and their habitats, discover how fossils provide insight into what life may have looked like in prehistoric times and explore how animatronics work.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-1010

Location: Bronx Zoo (in Bronx Park)

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X002 Bronx Park 2014-05-07 2014-05-07 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Fri, 25 Apr 2014 02:05:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/07/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/07/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: May 7, 2014

Test your ping pong skills at one of two state-of-the-art tables. Bring a friend, or sign up with our park attendant, who can arrange a friendly game.

Paddles and balls provided free of charge to all skill levels.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Ping Pong Court (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-05-07 2014-05-07 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Fri, 25 Apr 2014 02:05:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/07/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/07/bryant-park-games Date: May 7, 2014

Take a break with an eclectic selection of favorite tabletop games for free. From Scrabble and mancala to dominoes and Jenga. Visit bryantpark.org to find weekly Game Socials and Clinics for Board and Party Games, Mah Jongg, and more.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-05-07 2014-05-07 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Fri, 25 Apr 2014 02:05:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Kubb]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/07/bryant-park-kubb http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/07/bryant-park-kubb Date: May 7, 2014

Learn the Scandinavian lawn game, also known as Viking Chess. To win, knock over your opponent’s blocks with wooden pins. Never played? Our attendant will teach you.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: The Green (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-05-07 2014-05-07 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Fri, 25 Apr 2014 02:05:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Putting Green]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/07/bryant-park-putting-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/07/bryant-park-putting-green Date: May 7, 2014

Practice your technique, perfect your distance and speed, or bring the kids to play on the green, all free of charge. Golf balls and clubs are provided.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: The Green (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-05-07 2014-05-07 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Fri, 25 Apr 2014 02:05:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/07/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/07/bryant-park-juggling Date: May 7, 2014

Test your coordination and dexterity with free juggling lessons. All skills are welcome and equipment is provided.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-05-07 2014-05-07 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Fri, 25 Apr 2014 02:05:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong Tournament]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/07/bryant-park-ping-pong-tournament http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/07/bryant-park-ping-pong-tournament Date: May 7, 2014

Add some competition to your regular table tennis game in our fun single-elimination, bracket-style tournaments.

Pre-registration online is required. Registration will open one month prior to tournament date. If space allows, then on-site registration will open at 6:00 p.m. Please check-in with attendant when you arrive for the tournament. Registration will close, and spots will be turned over to wait-listed registrants, beginning at 6:20 p.m. We will begin promptly at 6:30p.m.

Tournament dates: May 7, June 4, July 2, August 6, September 3, October 1
*Registration for each tournament will open one month in advance.

USATT ranked players with a rating of 2000 or higher are not eligible to play.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Ping Pong Court (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-05-07 2014-05-07 6:00 pm 9:30 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Fri, 25 Apr 2014 02:05:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/08/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/08/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: May 8, 2014

See more than 30 life-size animatronic dinosaurs, including a 40-foot long tyrannosaurus rex, on this ride through the two-acre safari at the Bronx Zoo.

Learn about the different species of dinosaurs and their habitats, discover how fossils provide insight into what life may have looked like in prehistoric times and explore how animatronics work.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-1010

Location: Bronx Zoo (in Bronx Park)

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X002 Bronx Park 2014-05-08 2014-05-08 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Fri, 25 Apr 2014 02:05:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Greenbelt Tree Tots]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/08/greenbelt-tree-tots http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/08/greenbelt-tree-tots Date: May 8, 2014

Join us for a dynamic exploration of the wonders of the forest. Through hands-on activities, observations, finger plays, games, and stories, children will become familiar with the sights and sounds of the forest.

The program will take place indoors and outdoors for 3-4 year olds and their caregivers. Registration required. Space is limited.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 10:45 am

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2014-05-08 2014-05-08 10:00 am 10:45 am 40.5884, -74.1391 Fri, 25 Apr 2014 02:05:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/08/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/08/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: May 8, 2014

Test your ping pong skills at one of two state-of-the-art tables. Bring a friend, or sign up with our park attendant, who can arrange a friendly game.

Paddles and balls provided free of charge to all skill levels.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Ping Pong Court (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-05-08 2014-05-08 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Fri, 25 Apr 2014 02:05:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/08/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/08/bryant-park-games Date: May 8, 2014

Take a break with an eclectic selection of favorite tabletop games for free. From Scrabble and mancala to dominoes and Jenga. Visit bryantpark.org to find weekly Game Socials and Clinics for Board and Party Games, Mah Jongg, and more.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-05-08 2014-05-08 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Fri, 25 Apr 2014 02:05:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Kubb]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/08/bryant-park-kubb http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/08/bryant-park-kubb Date: May 8, 2014

Learn the Scandinavian lawn game, also known as Viking Chess. To win, knock over your opponent’s blocks with wooden pins. Never played? Our attendant will teach you.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: The Green (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-05-08 2014-05-08 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Fri, 25 Apr 2014 02:05:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Putting Green]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/08/bryant-park-putting-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/08/bryant-park-putting-green Date: May 8, 2014

Practice your technique, perfect your distance and speed, or bring the kids to play on the green, all free of charge. Golf balls and clubs are provided.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: The Green (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-05-08 2014-05-08 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Fri, 25 Apr 2014 02:05:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Board Game Social]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/08/bryant-park-board-game-social http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/08/bryant-park-board-game-social Date: May 8, 2014

Join us at our all new weekly Game Socials to meet up with like-minded players interested in the same games as you. The Board Game Social features games in their classic form with a board, special pieces and a little bit of competition. Try classics like Sorry, Clue, Monopoly, or Life.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-05-08 2014-05-08 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Fri, 25 Apr 2014 02:05:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/08/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/08/bryant-park-juggling Date: May 8, 2014

Test your coordination and dexterity with free juggling lessons. All skills are welcome and equipment is provided.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-05-08 2014-05-08 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Fri, 25 Apr 2014 02:05:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Blooming Naturalists: Introduction to Bird Watching]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/08/blooming-naturalists http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/08/blooming-naturalists Date: May 8, 2014

So you think you are a naturalist? Join the Alliance at the Audubon Center in this Introduction to Bird Watching series. Using fun games and activities learn what makes birds so special!

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

Location: Audubon Center at the Boathouse (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-05-08 2014-05-08 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5327482a3015f.png Fri, 25 Apr 2014 02:05:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature on the Go!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/08/nature-on-the-go http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/08/nature-on-the-go Date: May 8, 2014

Join the Prospect Park Alliance at the Audubon Center to learn about the nature that is all around us. A naturalist leads children and families to areas near the Audubon Center to discover the flora and fauna in the park. Meet at the Audubon Center.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

Location: Audubon Center at the Boathouse (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-05-08 2014-05-08 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51634824e03ed.jpg Fri, 25 Apr 2014 02:05:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Animal Encounter]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/08/animal-encounter http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/08/animal-encounter Date: May 8, 2014

Curious as to how "Snappy" the turtle got her name? Want to watch the snake gobble up a mouse? Join the Alliance at the Audubon Center to learn more about the animals in our collection. Discover what it takes to care for these amazing creatures and assist in an actual feeding. There will also be opportunities to get up close and personal!

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

Location: Audubon Center at the Boathouse (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-05-08 2014-05-08 3:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5163470fe9ca2.png Fri, 25 Apr 2014 02:05:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/09/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/09/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: May 9, 2014

See more than 30 life-size animatronic dinosaurs, including a 40-foot long tyrannosaurus rex, on this ride through the two-acre safari at the Bronx Zoo.

Learn about the different species of dinosaurs and their habitats, discover how fossils provide insight into what life may have looked like in prehistoric times and explore how animatronics work.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-1010

Location: Bronx Zoo (in Bronx Park)

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X002 Bronx Park 2014-05-09 2014-05-09 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Fri, 25 Apr 2014 02:05:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/09/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/09/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: May 9, 2014

Test your ping pong skills at one of two state-of-the-art tables. Bring a friend, or sign up with our park attendant, who can arrange a friendly game.

Paddles and balls provided free of charge to all skill levels.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Ping Pong Court (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-05-09 2014-05-09 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Fri, 25 Apr 2014 02:05:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/09/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/09/bryant-park-games Date: May 9, 2014

Take a break with an eclectic selection of favorite tabletop games for free. From Scrabble and mancala to dominoes and Jenga. Visit bryantpark.org to find weekly Game Socials and Clinics for Board and Party Games, Mah Jongg, and more.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-05-09 2014-05-09 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Fri, 25 Apr 2014 02:05:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Kubb]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/09/bryant-park-kubb http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/09/bryant-park-kubb Date: May 9, 2014

Learn the Scandinavian lawn game, also known as Viking Chess. To win, knock over your opponent’s blocks with wooden pins. Never played? Our attendant will teach you.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: The Green (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-05-09 2014-05-09 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Fri, 25 Apr 2014 02:05:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Putting Green]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/09/bryant-park-putting-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/09/bryant-park-putting-green Date: May 9, 2014

Practice your technique, perfect your distance and speed, or bring the kids to play on the green, all free of charge. Golf balls and clubs are provided.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: The Green (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-05-09 2014-05-09 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Fri, 25 Apr 2014 02:05:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/09/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/09/bryant-park-juggling Date: May 9, 2014

Test your coordination and dexterity with free juggling lessons. All skills are welcome and equipment is provided.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-05-09 2014-05-09 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Fri, 25 Apr 2014 02:05:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Blooming Naturalists: Introduction to Bird Watching]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/09/blooming-naturalists http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/09/blooming-naturalists Date: May 9, 2014

So you think you are a naturalist? Join the Alliance at the Audubon Center in this Introduction to Bird Watching series. Using fun games and activities learn what makes birds so special!

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

Location: Audubon Center at the Boathouse (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-05-09 2014-05-09 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5327482a3015f.png Fri, 25 Apr 2014 02:05:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature on the Go!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/09/nature-on-the-go http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/09/nature-on-the-go Date: May 9, 2014

Join the Prospect Park Alliance at the Audubon Center to learn about the nature that is all around us. A naturalist leads children and families to areas near the Audubon Center to discover the flora and fauna in the park. Meet at the Audubon Center.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

Location: Audubon Center at the Boathouse (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-05-09 2014-05-09 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51634824e03ed.jpg Fri, 25 Apr 2014 02:05:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Seasonal Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/09/seasonal-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/09/seasonal-crafts Date: May 9, 2014

Make seasonal and holiday arts & crafts items to take home.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-05-09 2014-05-09 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 25 Apr 2014 02:05:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Animal Encounter]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/09/animal-encounter http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/09/animal-encounter Date: May 9, 2014

Curious as to how "Snappy" the turtle got her name? Want to watch the snake gobble up a mouse? Join the Alliance at the Audubon Center to learn more about the animals in our collection. Discover what it takes to care for these amazing creatures and assist in an actual feeding. There will also be opportunities to get up close and personal!

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

Location: Audubon Center at the Boathouse (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-05-09 2014-05-09 3:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5163470fe9ca2.png Fri, 25 Apr 2014 02:05:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Adapted Aquatics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/09/adapted-aquatics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/09/adapted-aquatics Date: May 9, 2014

Practice your swimming skills in this adaptive swim program for people with disabilities! To register, which is mandatory, please call the Citywide Aquatics office at 718-760-6969 ext. 0.

Recreation center membership is required. Visit the recreation membership page for more information.

Start time: 4:30 pm

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-760-6969 ext. 0

Location: Roy Wilkins Recreation Center

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Q448 Roy Wilkins Recreation Center 2014-05-09 2014-05-09 4:30 pm 5:30 pm 40.6881, -73.7701 Fri, 25 Apr 2014 02:05:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Party Game Social]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/09/bryant-park-party-game-social http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/09/bryant-park-party-game-social Date: May 9, 2014

Join us at our all new weekly Game Socials to meet up with like-minded players interested in the same games as you.

The Party Game Social is perfect for large groups and individuals looking to meet other players. With Apples to Apples, Taboo, Scattergories, Jenga and Menu Mash-Up, these games are sure to get the fun started.

Drop in anytime, as many party games allow for late additions.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-05-09 2014-05-09 5:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Fri, 25 Apr 2014 02:05:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/10/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/10/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: May 10, 2014

See more than 30 life-size animatronic dinosaurs, including a 40-foot long tyrannosaurus rex, on this ride through the two-acre safari at the Bronx Zoo.

Learn about the different species of dinosaurs and their habitats, discover how fossils provide insight into what life may have looked like in prehistoric times and explore how animatronics work.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-1010

Location: Bronx Zoo (in Bronx Park)

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X002 Bronx Park 2014-05-10 2014-05-10 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Fri, 25 Apr 2014 02:05:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Learn to Ride: Rockaway Beach]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/10/learn-to-ride-rockaway-beach-at-108th-street http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/10/learn-to-ride-rockaway-beach-at-108th-street Date: May 10, 2014

NYC Parks and Bike New York are proud to present Learn to Ride classes.

The classes teach a safe, easy, effective method to learn to ride. "Balance first" teaches kids the basics: balancing, starting, stopping, and steering.

Participants must bring their own bike and helmet.

Pre-registration is required. To register, please visit Bike New York's webpage.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Beach 108th Street Hockey Rink (in Rockaway Beach Boardwalk)

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Q163 Rockaway Beach Boardwalk 2014-05-10 2014-05-10 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.5797, -73.8297 Fri, 25 Apr 2014 02:05:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Learn to Ride: Van Cortlandt Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/10/learn-to-ride-van-cortlandt-park-at-southwest-playground http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/10/learn-to-ride-van-cortlandt-park-at-southwest-playground Date: May 10, 2014

NYC Parks and Bike New York are proud to present Learn to Ride classes.

The classes teach a safe, easy, effective method to learn to ride. "Balance first" teaches kids the basics: balancing, starting, stopping, and steering.

Participants must bring their own bike and helmet.

Pre-registration is required. To register, please visit Bike New York's webpage.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Southwest Playground (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2014-05-10 2014-05-10 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8867, -73.8983 Fri, 25 Apr 2014 02:05:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Mother's Day Weekend Garden Party]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/10/mothers-day-weekend-garden-party http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/10/mothers-day-weekend-garden-party Date: May 10, 2014

Treat Mom to the day out that she deserves! In fact, bring the whole family for live music, games, casual picnicking, and more-- all surrounded by the most spectacular spring landscape New York has to offer. Kids can make an afternoon of crafting birds' nests, Mother's Day cards, and giant chalk drawings in the Everett Children's Adventure Garden,or join the young at heart to fly kites or perfect your croquet game. Gather everyone together for a bite as you hop between our visiting food trucks and snack vendors, with beer and wine available for adults to purchase to toast the occasion.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2014-05-10 2014-05-10 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Fri, 25 Apr 2014 02:05:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/10/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/10/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: May 10, 2014

Test your ping pong skills at one of two state-of-the-art tables. Bring a friend, or sign up with our park attendant, who can arrange a friendly game.

Paddles and balls provided free of charge to all skill levels.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Ping Pong Court (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-05-10 2014-05-10 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Fri, 25 Apr 2014 02:05:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/10/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/10/bryant-park-games Date: May 10, 2014

Take a break with an eclectic selection of favorite tabletop games for free. From Scrabble and mancala to dominoes and Jenga. Visit bryantpark.org to find weekly Game Socials and Clinics for Board and Party Games, Mah Jongg, and more.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-05-10 2014-05-10 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Fri, 25 Apr 2014 02:05:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Kubb]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/10/bryant-park-kubb http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/10/bryant-park-kubb Date: May 10, 2014

Learn the Scandinavian lawn game, also known as Viking Chess. To win, knock over your opponent’s blocks with wooden pins. Never played? Our attendant will teach you.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: The Green (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-05-10 2014-05-10 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Fri, 25 Apr 2014 02:05:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Putting Green]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/10/bryant-park-putting-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/10/bryant-park-putting-green Date: May 10, 2014

Practice your technique, perfect your distance and speed, or bring the kids to play on the green, all free of charge. Golf balls and clubs are provided.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: The Green (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-05-10 2014-05-10 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Fri, 25 Apr 2014 02:05:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Dyckman Farmhouse Museum Open House: Country in the City]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/10/country-in-the-city http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/10/country-in-the-city Date: May 10, 2014

Where else can you sit on a porch in Manhattan?

Enjoy the arrival of warm weather by joining us at the Open House at Dyckman Farmhouse Museum.

A special feature of the day in the “country” will be local artists working in the plein-air (in the open air) tradition of landscape painting in the garden.

Event Schedule

Artists at Work
11am-4pm
In the late 19th and early 20th century, artists came to Inwood to capture its remaining rural character on canvas. Local artists, including Diane Drescher, Elissa Gore and Bob Bahr, continue that plein-air tradition and will spend the day finding inspiration at the farmhouse.

On the Farm
11am-5pm
Take a self-guided tour of the farmhouse and learn more about the Dyckman family and what living in the country meant in early 19th century New York.

History Play Date: Plein Air Painting
12pm-2pm
Country in the City for Kids! This year for Country in the City, young visitors, ages 6 and up are invited to paint outdoors in the plein-air painting tradition. Stop by anytime between 12 and 2 pm to observe the artists at work and try your hand at watercolor landscapes. Painting materials will be provided and will continue until 2pm or as long as supplies last.

Recommended for children age 6 and up.
FREE, All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 304-9422

Location: Dyckman Farmhouse Museum (in Dyckman House Museum)

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M026 Dyckman House Museum 2014-05-10 2014-05-10 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.8675, -73.9229 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53415a1abd3bf.jpg Fri, 25 Apr 2014 02:05:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Learn to Ride: Midland Beach]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/10/learn-to-ride-midland-beach http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/10/learn-to-ride-midland-beach Date: May 10, 2014

NYC Parks and Bike New York are proud to present Learn to Ride classes.

The classes teach a safe, easy, effective method to learn to ride. "Balance first" teaches kids the basics: balancing, starting, stopping, and steering.

Participants must bring their own bike and helmet.

Pre-registration is required. To register, please visit Bike New York's webpage.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Midland Beach Parking Lot (in Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach)

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R046 Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach 2014-05-10 2014-05-10 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.5731, -74.0877 Fri, 25 Apr 2014 02:05:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Learn to Ride: Matthew P. Sapolin Playground]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/10/learn-to-ride-matthew-p-sapolin-playground http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/10/learn-to-ride-matthew-p-sapolin-playground Date: May 10, 2014

NYC Parks and Bike New York are proud to present Learn to Ride classes.

The classes teach a safe, easy, effective method to learn to ride. "Balance first" teaches kids the basics: balancing, starting, stopping, and steering.

Participants must bring their own bike and helmet.

Pre-registration is required. To register, please visit Bike New York's webpage.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Matthew P. Sapolin Playground

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M233 Matthew P. Sapolin Playground 2014-05-10 2014-05-10 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.7774, -73.9839 Fri, 25 Apr 2014 02:05:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/10/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/10/bryant-park-juggling Date: May 10, 2014

Test your coordination and dexterity with free juggling lessons. All skills are welcome and equipment is provided.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-05-10 2014-05-10 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Fri, 25 Apr 2014 02:05:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Audubon: Wonderful Warblers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/10/popup-audubon-wonderful-warblers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/10/popup-audubon-wonderful-warblers Date: May 10, 2014

The Prospect Park Alliance presents Pop-Up Audubon, now in its second season, which invites families to directly engage with nature through outdoor learning in locations around the Park.

Nature on the Go!: 2 p.m.
Wonderful Warblers provides information and background knowledge needed to fully appreciate why Prospect Park is an essential stopover for birds. Participants also create their own pair of binoculars and learn how to identify these colorful songbirds.
Nature’s Helpers: 3 p.m.
Join the Alliance to spend some time enjoying nature while helping to keep the park clean. Take a tour of the Park and help keep it clean along the way. Gloves, garbage bags, and trash grabbers will be provided.
Family Bird Watching: 4 p.m.
Take a stroll on the Lullwater Trail to look for colorful and unique spring migrants.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

Location: Binnen Bridge (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-05-10 2014-05-10 12:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.6617, -73.9659 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d66b19ebc3.png Fri, 25 Apr 2014 02:05:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Introduction to Bird Watching]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/10/introduction-to-bird-watching http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/10/introduction-to-bird-watching Date: May 10, 2014

Look, up in the sky, it's a bird! But what kind? Join the Alliance to learn about the 250 species of birds that call Prospect Park home.

Led by the Brooklyn Brid Club.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

Location: Audubon Center at the Boathouse (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-05-10 2014-05-10 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/528136ab90698.jpg Fri, 25 Apr 2014 02:05:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Learn to Ride: Matthew P. Sapolin Playground]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/10/learn-to-ride-matthew-p-sapolin-playground1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/10/learn-to-ride-matthew-p-sapolin-playground1 Date: May 10, 2014

NYC Parks and Bike New York are proud to present Learn to Ride classes.

The classes teach a safe, easy, effective method to learn to ride. "Balance first" teaches kids the basics: balancing, starting, stopping, and steering.

Participants must bring their own bike and helmet.

Pre-registration is required. To register, please visit Bike New York's webpage.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Matthew P. Sapolin Playground

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M233 Matthew P. Sapolin Playground 2014-05-10 2014-05-10 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.7774, -73.9839 Fri, 25 Apr 2014 02:05:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Insect Exploration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/10/insect-exploration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/10/insect-exploration Date: May 10, 2014

New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife. From falcons and salamanders, to deer and seals, wildlife viewing opportunities exist year-round in all of our parks and beaches. Our Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in New York City. Enjoy learning about the diversity of insects which inhabit our parks. Butterflies, bees, and beetles are only a few of the critters we may be able to encounter.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 846-2731

Location: Forest Park Visitor Center (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2014-05-10 2014-05-10 1:00 pm 40.7003, -73.8548 Fri, 25 Apr 2014 02:05:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Play Dates]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/10/summer-on-the-hudson-play-dates http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/10/summer-on-the-hudson-play-dates Date: May 10, 2014

Come have a family play date with your children and bring friends to this outdoor kiddie party featuring children’s entertainment, arts & crafts, and neighborhood fun!

May 10 Community Works / book-reading, discussion, & game-playing
June 14 Amelia Robinson of Mil's Trills / interactive music for kids of all ages
July 12 AndyRoo / a musical journey to the AndyRooniverse
August 9 Music with Patrick / Jam time!

Thank you to our 2014 Summer on the Hudson in West Harlem Piers Park sponsor Fairway Market.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: West Harlem Piers Park

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2014-05-10 2014-05-10 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.8188, -73.9611 Fri, 25 Apr 2014 02:05:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids Enjoy Exercise Now (KEEN)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/10/kids-enjoy-exercise-now-keen http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/10/kids-enjoy-exercise-now-keen Date: May 10, 2014

Kids Enjoy Exercise Now (KEEN) is a recreational program that provides one-on-one activities for children and young adults with developmental and physical disabilities.

Children should enroll through NY Cares, and must be Recreation Center members. Please call the Recreation Center 54 at (212) 754-5411 for more information about how to enroll.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:45 pm

Contact phone: (212) 754-5411

Location: Recreation Center Fifty-four (in Recreation Center 54)

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M130 Recreation Center 54 2014-05-10 2014-05-10 1:00 pm 3:45 pm 40.7565, -73.9651 Fri, 25 Apr 2014 02:05:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Kids Time: Game Social]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/10/bryant-park-kids-time-game-social http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/10/bryant-park-kids-time-game-social Date: May 10, 2014

Join us at our all new weekly Game Socials to meet up with like-minded players interested in the same games as you.

Though kids games are available whenever we are open, the Kids Time Game Social lets the little ones enjoy games geared especially towards them. Learn about Candyland, Old Maid, Memory, or Operation every weekend.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-05-10 2014-05-10 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Fri, 25 Apr 2014 02:05:01 EDT
<![CDATA[History In Your Hands: Fleece Fun]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/10/history-in-your-hands-fleece-fun1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/10/history-in-your-hands-fleece-fun1 Date: May 10, 2014

Come to Lefferts and see how wool was used on a colonial farm. You can brush the wool with carding paddles, spin yarn using a drop spindle, and even make a felt ball to take home with you.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 789-2822 x301

Location: Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-05-10 2014-05-10 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6643, -73.9639 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51635132de039.jpg Fri, 25 Apr 2014 02:05:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/11/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/11/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: May 11, 2014

See more than 30 life-size animatronic dinosaurs, including a 40-foot long tyrannosaurus rex, on this ride through the two-acre safari at the Bronx Zoo.

Learn about the different species of dinosaurs and their habitats, discover how fossils provide insight into what life may have looked like in prehistoric times and explore how animatronics work.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-1010

Location: Bronx Zoo (in Bronx Park)

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X002 Bronx Park 2014-05-11 2014-05-11 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Fri, 25 Apr 2014 02:05:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Mother's Day Weekend Garden Party]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/11/mothers-day-weekend-garden-party http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/11/mothers-day-weekend-garden-party Date: May 11, 2014

Treat Mom to the day out that she deserves! In fact, bring the whole family for live music, games, casual picnicking, and more-- all surrounded by the most spectacular spring landscape New York has to offer. Kids can make an afternoon of crafting birds' nests, Mother's Day cards, and giant chalk drawings in the Everett Children's Adventure Garden,or join the young at heart to fly kites or perfect your croquet game. Gather everyone together for a bite as you hop between our visiting food trucks and snack vendors, with beer and wine available for adults to purchase to toast the occasion.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2014-05-11 2014-05-11 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Fri, 25 Apr 2014 02:05:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Springtime Hike at Breezy Point]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/11/springtime-hike-at-breezy-point http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/11/springtime-hike-at-breezy-point Date: May 11, 2014

Carpool in a caravan, led by Mickey Maxwell Cohen of the American Littoral Society, to the little known western tip of the Rockaway Peninsula.

Highlights will include dune foliage, shore birds and a surprising assortment of rocks and minerals used in the construction of the Breezy Point Jetty.

Binoculars, a hammer, collecting bag, eye protection and a magnifying glass will be helpful.

This free hike is in partnership with Gateway National Recreation Area.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 474-0896

Location: Fort Tilden

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2014-05-11 2014-05-11 10:30 am 12:30 pm 40.5632, -73.8833 Fri, 25 Apr 2014 02:05:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/11/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/11/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: May 11, 2014

Test your ping pong skills at one of two state-of-the-art tables. Bring a friend, or sign up with our park attendant, who can arrange a friendly game.

Paddles and balls provided free of charge to all skill levels.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Ping Pong Court (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-05-11 2014-05-11 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Fri, 25 Apr 2014 02:05:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/11/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/11/bryant-park-games Date: May 11, 2014

Take a break with an eclectic selection of favorite tabletop games for free. From Scrabble and mancala to dominoes and Jenga. Visit bryantpark.org to find weekly Game Socials and Clinics for Board and Party Games, Mah Jongg, and more.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-05-11 2014-05-11 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Fri, 25 Apr 2014 02:05:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Kubb]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/11/bryant-park-kubb http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/11/bryant-park-kubb Date: May 11, 2014

Learn the Scandinavian lawn game, also known as Viking Chess. To win, knock over your opponent’s blocks with wooden pins. Never played? Our attendant will teach you.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: The Green (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-05-11 2014-05-11 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Fri, 25 Apr 2014 02:05:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Putting Green]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/11/bryant-park-putting-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/11/bryant-park-putting-green Date: May 11, 2014

Practice your technique, perfect your distance and speed, or bring the kids to play on the green, all free of charge. Golf balls and clubs are provided.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: The Green (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-05-11 2014-05-11 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Fri, 25 Apr 2014 02:05:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Audubon: Wonderful Warblers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/11/popup-audubon-wonderful-warblers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/11/popup-audubon-wonderful-warblers Date: May 11, 2014

The Prospect Park Alliance presents Pop-Up Audubon, now in its second season, which invites families to directly engage with nature through outdoor learning in locations around the Park.

Nature on the Go!: 2 p.m.
Wonderful Warblers provides information and background knowledge needed to fully appreciate why Prospect Park is an essential stopover for birds. Participants also create their own pair of binoculars and learn how to identify these colorful songbirds.
Nature’s Helpers: 3 p.m.
Join the Alliance to spend some time enjoying nature while helping to keep the park clean. Take a tour of the Park and help keep it clean along the way. Gloves, garbage bags, and trash grabbers will be provided.
Family Bird Watching: 4 p.m.
Take a stroll on the Lullwater Trail to look for colorful and unique spring migrants.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

Location: Binnen Bridge (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-05-11 2014-05-11 12:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.6617, -73.9659 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d66b19ebc3.png Fri, 25 Apr 2014 02:05:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Freshwater Fishing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/11/freshwater-fishing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/11/freshwater-fishing Date: May 11, 2014

Catch-and-release fishing is a great way to get outdoors and discover nature just a few blocks from home. Our experienced Rangers teach the ethics of fishing and the ecology of our waterways on every fishing program. Participation in a mandatory safety review lead by a trained Ranger is required. All equipment is provided.

Adults, families, and children ages 8 years and older are welcome to participate in all fishing programs.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 548-0912

Location: Crotona Nature Center (in Crotona Park)

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X010 Crotona Park 2014-05-11 2014-05-11 12:00 pm 40.837, -73.8934 Fri, 25 Apr 2014 02:05:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Mother's Day Fun and Plant Sale at Queens Botanical Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/11/mothers-day-fun-and-plant-sale-at-qbg http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/11/mothers-day-fun-and-plant-sale-at-qbg Date: May 11, 2014

Make mom happy, visit Queens Botanical Garden! Pack a little picnic lunch or snack to enjoy in the Arboretum, pick up a treat at our Plant Sale, and from 12 noon to 4:00 p.m., kids can make a special craft for mom at our Children's Activity Table.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-05-11 2014-05-11 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Fri, 25 Apr 2014 02:05:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Kids Time: Game Social]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/11/bryant-park-kids-time-game-social http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/11/bryant-park-kids-time-game-social Date: May 11, 2014

Join us at our all new weekly Game Socials to meet up with like-minded players interested in the same games as you.

Though kids games are available whenever we are open, the Kids Time Game Social lets the little ones enjoy games geared especially towards them. Learn about Candyland, Old Maid, Memory, or Operation every weekend.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-05-11 2014-05-11 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Fri, 25 Apr 2014 02:05:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Pony Rides]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/11/pony-ride http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/11/pony-ride Date: May 11, 2014

Enjoy some Mother's Day fun at the Riverdale Equestrian Center.

Suitable for ages 4-10. Limited to the first 20 children. Younger ages may be held on a saddle for photos.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Stables Area (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2014-05-11 2014-05-11 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.9024, -73.8941 Fri, 25 Apr 2014 02:05:01 EDT
<![CDATA[History In Your Hands: Fleece Fun]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/11/history-in-your-hands-fleece-fun1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/11/history-in-your-hands-fleece-fun1 Date: May 11, 2014

Come to Lefferts and see how wool was used on a colonial farm. You can brush the wool with carding paddles, spin yarn using a drop spindle, and even make a felt ball to take home with you.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 789-2822 x301

Location: Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-05-11 2014-05-11 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6643, -73.9639 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51635132de039.jpg Fri, 25 Apr 2014 02:05:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/12/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/12/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: May 12, 2014

See more than 30 life-size animatronic dinosaurs, including a 40-foot long tyrannosaurus rex, on this ride through the two-acre safari at the Bronx Zoo.

Learn about the different species of dinosaurs and their habitats, discover how fossils provide insight into what life may have looked like in prehistoric times and explore how animatronics work.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-1010

Location: Bronx Zoo (in Bronx Park)

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X002 Bronx Park 2014-05-12 2014-05-12 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Fri, 25 Apr 2014 02:05:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/12/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/12/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: May 12, 2014

Test your ping pong skills at one of two state-of-the-art tables. Bring a friend, or sign up with our park attendant, who can arrange a friendly game.

Paddles and balls provided free of charge to all skill levels.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Ping Pong Court (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-05-12 2014-05-12 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Fri, 25 Apr 2014 02:05:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/12/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/12/bryant-park-games Date: May 12, 2014

Take a break with an eclectic selection of favorite tabletop games for free. From Scrabble and mancala to dominoes and Jenga. Visit bryantpark.org to find weekly Game Socials and Clinics for Board and Party Games, Mah Jongg, and more.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-05-12 2014-05-12 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Fri, 25 Apr 2014 02:05:01 EDT