NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2016 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://nyc.gov/parks/events NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Fri, 05 Feb 2016 22:31:17 GMT <![CDATA[Teen PASS]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/05/teen-pass http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/05/teen-pass Date: February 5, 2016

When school is out, Teen PASS offers FREE, exceptional clubs that focus on the areas of NYC Parks, arts, environmental science and sports that are tailored to the interests and talents of 6th - 8th graders. We create a safe space for young people to grow as scientists and artists, nature lovers and healthy individuals alongside our gifted staff.

Programs are held during weekday afternoons, select Saturdays and school holidays at Red Hook Recreation Center, Faber Park Field House and Westside Collaborative middle school. Check each individual site for specific program schedules.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: 2123602746

Location: Faber Park Field House (in Faber Pool and Park),Red Hook Recreation Center (in Red Hook Recreation Area)

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R008, B126 Faber Pool and Park, Red Hook Recreation Area 2016-02-05 2016-02-05 3:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.64023590087890600, -74.13526916503906000; 40.67240142822265600, -74.00399780273438000 Mon, 19 Oct 2015 13:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Preview Screening of The Black Panthers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/05/arts-culture-fun-preview-screening-of-the-black-panthers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/05/arts-culture-fun-preview-screening-of-the-black-panthers Date: February 5, 2016

Presented by Indie Lens Pop Up and WNET.

Join us for a preview screening of The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution by Stanley Nelson before it airs on PBS on February 16, 2016.

A new revolutionary culture emerged in the turbulent 1960s, and the Black Panther Party was at the vanguard. Weaving together a treasure trove of rare footage with the voices of a diverse group of people who were there, Stanley Nelson tells the vibrant story of a pivotal movement that feels timely all over again.

Indie Lens Pop-Up is a neighborhood series that brings people together for film screenings and community-driven conversations. Featuring documentaries seen on the PBS series Independent Lens, Indie Lens Pop-Up draws local residents, leaders, and organizations to discuss what matters most, from newsworthy topics to family and relationships.

Make friends, share stories, and join the conversation. Can't attend in person? Visit Independent Lens on Facebook for information on our online Pop-Up events.

The event is free but please RSVP here to reserve your seat.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 771-2787

Location: St. Johns Recreation Center

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2016-02-05 2016-02-05 6:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.67350006103515600, -73.93479919433594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/567ae8f0964c1.jpg Wed, 20 Jan 2016 19:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Winter Workspace Workshop: Basketry, Functional and Wearable Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/06/winter-workspace-workshop-basketry-functional-and-wearable-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/06/winter-workspace-workshop-basketry-functional-and-wearable-art Date: February 6, 2016

Each winter, Wave Hill opens Glyndor Gallery as workspace for New York-area artists, giving them the unique opportunity to explore the winter landscape as a source of inspiration. Artists share aspects of their practice and engagement with Wave Hill through hands-on workshops. Workshops begin in Glyndor Gallery with an introduction to the artist’s work, then continue in the Ecology Building or Wave Hill House for the creative activity.

Sarah Zapata plans to continue sewing arpilleras (wall hangings traditionally made by women) to address savage abuses of human rights in Peru and Chile during times of guerilla occupation. Using fibers and native grasses, participants fabricate wearable or decorative baskets while exploring traditional, as well as modern, South American cultures. Visitors aged 12 and over are welcome when accompanied by an adult. Newcomers and practicing artists alike are welcome.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Glyndor Gallery (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2016-02-06 2016-02-06 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.89886474609375000, -73.91186523437500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56aa5abfa806b.jpg Mon, 01 Feb 2016 12:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/06/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/06/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour Date: February 6, 2016

Join Central Park Conservancy guides for an introduction to some of the southern park highlights, including Grand Army Plaza, the pond, Gapstow Bridge, Wollman Rink, Chess & Checkers House, and the Dairy.

The tour route involves moderate inclines and some stairs. Tour starts inside the park at 61st Street and Fifth Avenue. For weather cancellation, ticket and other policies, please review Central Park's Conservancy's policies carefully. Groups of seven or more must schedule a custom tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org.

For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

Location: Inside the Park at Fifth Avenue and 61st Street (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-02-06 2016-02-06 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.76549911499023400, -73.97219848632812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56423f05b161b.jpg Wed, 06 Jan 2016 15:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Black History Month Family Activity Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/06/black-history-month-family-activity-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/06/black-history-month-family-activity-day Date: February 6, 2016

In celebration of Black History Month, costumed historian Cheyney McKnight (of Not Your Momma's History) will bring Morris-Jumel Mansion's Colonial Kitchen to life as she speaks about African influences on colonial cooking. There will be things to taste and lots to learn!

Advanced registration is recommended. Please email education@morrisjumel.org or call (212) 923-8008.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 923-8008

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

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M073 Roger Morris Park 2016-02-06 2016-02-06 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.83449935913086000, -73.93849945068360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56967e799bb3c.jpg Wed, 20 Jan 2016 19:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Playwriting for Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/06/playwriting-for-adults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/06/playwriting-for-adults Date: February 6, 2016

Join Juan Ramirez in a playwriting series of workshops at the Poe Park Visitor Center on Saturdays. This class is for adults. The class will workshop:

  • Creating characters, monologues and outlines
  • Proper play format
  • How to make character dialogue natural
  • Emphasizing character development
  • How to find inspiration with the world around you
  • Discovering genres

Fun exercises: Characters writing letters to each other, characters talking to other fictional characters, writing like other playwrights

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2016-02-06 2016-02-06 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Wed, 30 Dec 2015 12:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Hands on History: Collage Homage]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/06/hands-on-history-collage-homage http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/06/hands-on-history-collage-homage Date: February 6, 2016

Learn about early African American painters and reconstruct works of art from the 19th century into modern day collages. After the craft activity, tour the museum to learn about early abolitionists Rufus King and John Alsop King.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 206-0545

Location: King Manor Museum (in Rufus King Park)

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Q023 Rufus King Park 2016-02-06 2016-02-06 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.70299911499023400, -73.80372619628906000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/568bf72fe8161.jpg Thu, 07 Jan 2016 13:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Ed Center Open Hours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/06/ed-center-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/06/ed-center-open-hours Date: February 6, 2016

The Ed Center is open for free, drop-in hours four afternoons a week!

Get to know Brooklyn Bridge Park with our 250-gallon aquarium filled with critters from the East River, a 10’-scale model of Brooklyn Bridge Park, crafts, a reading corner, and much more!

Photo by Alexa Hoyer

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Environmental Education Center (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-02-06 2016-02-06 1:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.70428673171300000, -73.98938399553300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56b39ce479a04.jpg Thu, 04 Feb 2016 15:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Union Square: Crossroads of New York Walking Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/06/union-square-crossroads-of-new-york-walking-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/06/union-square-crossroads-of-new-york-walking-tour Date: February 6, 2016

The Union Square Partnership teamed with Big Onion Walking Tours to create a free, 90-minute walking tour Saturdays entitled Union Square: Crossroads of New York. The tour departs from the Abraham Lincoln Statue located along the 16th Street transverse. With the help of a tour guide, you will explore the social and political history of the Union Square neighborhood through discussions of the people, history, architecture, and forces that have shaped this community. Reservations are not required for individuals, but are required for groups.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 517-1826

Location: Abraham Lincoln Statue (in Union Square Park)

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M089 Union Square Park 2016-02-06 2016-02-06 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.73630142211914000, -73.99009704589844000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54cfe899a5d4d.jpg Tue, 15 Dec 2015 11:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Researching Your Story]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/06/researching-your-story http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/06/researching-your-story Date: February 6, 2016

Join genealogist and family historian Andrea Butler Ramsey for a personal tale of family research as she shares the challenges and rewards of investigating her West-Indian immigrant roots. Follow her research trail primarily from the archives in Barbados to the Bronx and be inspired to investigate your own family story. Bronx County Historical Society (BCHS) Educator Angel Hernandez will also share tips on genealogical resources available at Bronx Co. Historical Society, particularly those important for researching the stories of African American families in the Bronx.

About Andrea Butler Ramsey
Ms. Andrea Butler Ramsey has spent most of her lifetime as a Bronx resident. She attributes stories told to her by her maternal grandmother, from the island of Barbados, as her inspiration and what peaked her interest in family history and genealogy. She is a member of the National Chapter of the Afro-American Historical Genealogical Society (AAHGS) and the local Jean-Sampson - Scott Greater New York Chapter. She served as the chairperson of the AAHGS-NY Caribbean Committee and is a member of the Writers Group. She has given presentations at the Latter Day Saints New York and Queens Family History Centers, at the Smithsonian in Washington D.C. , the New York Public Library and New York Genealogical and Biographical Society.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 881-8900

Location: Valentine-Varian House (in Valentine Varian House)

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X215 Valentine Varian House 2016-02-06 2016-02-06 3:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.87730026245117000, -73.87950134277344000 Wed, 20 Jan 2016 19:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Fire-Making Skills]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/07/firemaking-skills http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/07/firemaking-skills Date: February 7, 2016

Fire is mankind's greatest discovery. Learn primitive and modern methods for making fire safely and responsibly while exploring the great outdoors. Registration required. To register visit www.nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Wednesday, January 27th.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-421-2021

Location: Salt Marsh Nature Center (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2016-02-07 2016-02-07 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.60469818115234400, -73.92980194091797000 Fri, 04 Dec 2015 15:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Winter Workspace Workshop: Animation with Paint and Natural Materials]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/07/winter-workspace-workshop-animation-with-paint-and-natural-materials http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/07/winter-workspace-workshop-animation-with-paint-and-natural-materials Date: February 7, 2016

Each winter, Wave Hill opens Glyndor Gallery as workspace for New York-area artists, giving them the unique opportunity to explore the winter landscape as a source of inspiration. Artists share aspects of their practice and engagement with Wave Hill through hands-on workshops. Workshops begin in Glyndor Gallery with an introduction to the artist’s work, then continue in the Ecology Building or Wave Hill House for the creative activity.

During the Winter Workspace, Ezra Wube will make a stop-motion, animation short based on studies of Wave Hill’s plants, insects and animals, looking at how they respond to their surroundings. Today, absorb the wintry Wave Hill landscape. Then use your observations, as well as found objects and paint, to create a short, stop-motion, animation film. Visitors aged 12 and over are welcome when accompanied by an adult. Newcomers and practicing artists alike are welcome.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Glyndor Gallery (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2016-02-07 2016-02-07 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.89886474609375000, -73.91186523437500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56aa5c1d956a3.JPG Mon, 01 Feb 2016 12:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Ed Center Open Hours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/07/ed-center-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/07/ed-center-open-hours Date: February 7, 2016

The Ed Center is open for free, drop-in hours four afternoons a week!

Get to know Brooklyn Bridge Park with our 250-gallon aquarium filled with critters from the East River, a 10’-scale model of Brooklyn Bridge Park, crafts, a reading corner, and much more!

Photo by Alexa Hoyer

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Environmental Education Center (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-02-07 2016-02-07 1:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.70428673171300000, -73.98938399553300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56b39ce479a04.jpg Thu, 04 Feb 2016 15:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Chinese New Year: Year of the Monkey]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/07/chinese-new-year-year-of-the-monkey http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/07/chinese-new-year-year-of-the-monkey Date: February 7, 2016

Learn about the history of this ancient celebration and the symbolism of the monkey. Crafts and snacks will be provided. Appropriate for age 5 and older.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2016-02-07 2016-02-07 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 Fri, 22 Jan 2016 12:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Ed Center Open Hours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/08/ed-center-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/08/ed-center-open-hours Date: February 8, 2016

The Ed Center is open for free, drop-in hours on Lunar New Year!

Get to know Brooklyn Bridge Park with our 250-gallon aquarium filled with critters from the East River, a 10’ scale model of Brooklyn Bridge Park, crafts, a reading corner, and much more!

Photo by Alexa Hoyer

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Environmental Education Center (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-02-08 2016-02-08 1:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.70428673171300000, -73.98938399553300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56b39ce479a04.jpg Thu, 04 Feb 2016 16:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Teen PASS]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/08/teen-pass http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/08/teen-pass Date: February 8, 2016

When school is out, Teen PASS offers FREE, exceptional clubs that focus on the areas of NYC Parks, arts, environmental science and sports that are tailored to the interests and talents of 6th - 8th graders. We create a safe space for young people to grow as scientists and artists, nature lovers and healthy individuals alongside our gifted staff.

Programs are held during weekday afternoons, select Saturdays and school holidays at Red Hook Recreation Center, Faber Park Field House and Westside Collaborative middle school. Check each individual site for specific program schedules.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: 2123602746

Location: Faber Park Field House (in Faber Pool and Park),Red Hook Recreation Center (in Red Hook Recreation Area)

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R008, B126 Faber Pool and Park, Red Hook Recreation Area 2016-02-08 2016-02-08 3:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.64023590087890600, -74.13526916503906000; 40.67240142822265600, -74.00399780273438000 Mon, 19 Oct 2015 13:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Members Trip: The Bruce Museum and Artist Studio Visit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/09/members-trip-the-bruce-museum-and-artist-studio-visit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/09/members-trip-the-bruce-museum-and-artist-studio-visit Date: February 9, 2016

Join Wave Hill staff for a trip to Greenwich, Connecticut, to tour the eclectic Bruce Museum. Sitting high on a hill overlooking Greenwich Harbor, this former mansion-turned-museum offers exhibitions that promote the understanding and appreciation of art, science and natural history. After the tour, enjoy lunch on Greenwich Avenue and a visit to a local artist’s studio on the way home.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2016-02-09 2016-02-09 9:00 am 4:00 pm 40.89870071411133000, -73.91249847412110000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56aa5c75e52ac.jpg Mon, 01 Feb 2016 12:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/09/tour-of-gracie-mansion http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/09/tour-of-gracie-mansion Date: February 9, 2016

In 1799, a prosperous New York merchant named Archibald Gracie built a country house overlooking a bend in the East River, five miles north of the then-New York City limits. Little did he know that, more than 200 years later, his home would be serving as the official residence of the First Family of New York City - a place where history is made, not merely recorded.

As a historic house museum run by the Parks Department, sitting on 11 acres of grounds now known as Carl Schurz Park, Gracie Mansion has served as the home of 10 mayors, beginning first with Mayor Fiorello H. La Guardia in 1942. Today, Gracie Mansion is occupied by the de Blasio family, which has opened its doors in the spirit of the administration's motto: one city, rising together. In keeping with that theme, Mayor de Blasio and First Lady Chirlane McCray have introduced a new art installation, titled “Windows on the City: Looking Out at Gracie’s New York.” The installation consists of previously and newly acquired works, all from the original Gracie Mansion period, which have been curated to create a more historically accurate picture of life in New York City during the time of Gracie Mansion’s construction.

To RSVP for tour, please go to: on.nyc.gov/gracietour

Currently, Gracie Mansion is not offering group tours. If you are part of a private organization that would like to tour the house, please email your request, including the size of group, your name and the purpose of a tour, to gracieinfo@cityhall.nyc.gov, and we will work to add you to one of the currently scheduled tours.

Photo ID required for entrance. No photography permitted in the interior. At the present time, tours are available in English only. Please plan to arrive at least five minutes in advance.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 10:50 am

Contact phone: (212) 676-3060

Location: Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2016-02-09 2016-02-09 10:00 am 10:50 am 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56a68fcc263c3.jpg Tue, 26 Jan 2016 16:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/09/tour-of-gracie-mansion1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/09/tour-of-gracie-mansion1 Date: February 9, 2016

In 1799, a prosperous New York merchant named Archibald Gracie built a country house overlooking a bend in the East River, five miles north of the then-New York City limits. Little did he know that, more than 200 years later, his home would be serving as the official residence of the First Family of New York City - a place where history is made, not merely recorded.

As a historic house museum run by the Parks Department, sitting on 11 acres of grounds now known as Carl Schurz Park, Gracie Mansion has served as the home of 10 mayors, beginning first with Mayor Fiorello H. La Guardia in 1942. Today, Gracie Mansion is occupied by the de Blasio family, which has opened its doors in the spirit of the administration's motto: one city, rising together. In keeping with that theme, Mayor de Blasio and First Lady Chirlane McCray have introduced a new art installation, titled “Windows on the City: Looking Out at Gracie’s New York.” The installation consists of previously and newly acquired works, all from the original Gracie Mansion period, which have been curated to create a more historically accurate picture of life in New York City during the time of Gracie Mansion’s construction.

To RSVP for tour, please go to: on.nyc.gov/gracietour

Currently, Gracie Mansion is not offering group tours. If you are part of a private organization that would like to tour the house, please email your request, including the size of group, your name and the purpose of a tour, to gracieinfo@cityhall.nyc.gov, and we will work to add you to one of the currently scheduled tours.

Photo ID required for entrance. No photography permitted in the interior. At the present time, tours are available in English only. Please plan to arrive at least five minutes in advance.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 11:50 am

Contact phone: (212) 676-3060

Location: Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2016-02-09 2016-02-09 11:00 am 11:50 am 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56a68fcc263c3.jpg Tue, 26 Jan 2016 16:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/09/tour-of-gracie-mansion2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/09/tour-of-gracie-mansion2 Date: February 9, 2016

In 1799, a prosperous New York merchant named Archibald Gracie built a country house overlooking a bend in the East River, five miles north of the then-New York City limits. Little did he know that, more than 200 years later, his home would be serving as the official residence of the First Family of New York City - a place where history is made, not merely recorded.

As a historic house museum run by the Parks Department, sitting on 11 acres of grounds now known as Carl Schurz Park, Gracie Mansion has served as the home of 10 mayors, beginning first with Mayor Fiorello H. La Guardia in 1942. Today, Gracie Mansion is occupied by the de Blasio family, which has opened its doors in the spirit of the administration's motto: one city, rising together. In keeping with that theme, Mayor de Blasio and First Lady Chirlane McCray have introduced a new art installation, titled “Windows on the City: Looking Out at Gracie’s New York.” The installation consists of previously and newly acquired works, all from the original Gracie Mansion period, which have been curated to create a more historically accurate picture of life in New York City during the time of Gracie Mansion’s construction.

To RSVP for tour, please go to: on.nyc.gov/gracietour

Currently, Gracie Mansion is not offering group tours. If you are part of a private organization that would like to tour the house, please email your request, including the size of group, your name and the purpose of a tour, to gracieinfo@cityhall.nyc.gov, and we will work to add you to one of the currently scheduled tours.

Photo ID required for entrance. No photography permitted in the interior. At the present time, tours are available in English only. Please plan to arrive at least five minutes in advance.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 2:50 pm

Contact phone: (212) 676-3060

Location: Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2016-02-09 2016-02-09 2:00 pm 2:50 pm 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56a68fcc263c3.jpg Tue, 26 Jan 2016 16:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/09/tour-of-gracie-mansion3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/09/tour-of-gracie-mansion3 Date: February 9, 2016

In 1799, a prosperous New York merchant named Archibald Gracie built a country house overlooking a bend in the East River, five miles north of the then-New York City limits. Little did he know that, more than 200 years later, his home would be serving as the official residence of the First Family of New York City - a place where history is made, not merely recorded.

As a historic house museum run by the Parks Department, sitting on 11 acres of grounds now known as Carl Schurz Park, Gracie Mansion has served as the home of 10 mayors, beginning first with Mayor Fiorello H. La Guardia in 1942. Today, Gracie Mansion is occupied by the de Blasio family, which has opened its doors in the spirit of the administration's motto: one city, rising together. In keeping with that theme, Mayor de Blasio and First Lady Chirlane McCray have introduced a new art installation, titled “Windows on the City: Looking Out at Gracie’s New York.” The installation consists of previously and newly acquired works, all from the original Gracie Mansion period, which have been curated to create a more historically accurate picture of life in New York City during the time of Gracie Mansion’s construction.

To RSVP for tour, please go to: on.nyc.gov/gracietour

Currently, Gracie Mansion is not offering group tours. If you are part of a private organization that would like to tour the house, please email your request, including the size of group, your name and the purpose of a tour, to gracieinfo@cityhall.nyc.gov, and we will work to add you to one of the currently scheduled tours.

Photo ID required for entrance. No photography permitted in the interior. At the present time, tours are available in English only. Please plan to arrive at least five minutes in advance.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 3:50 pm

Contact phone: (212) 676-3060

Location: Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2016-02-09 2016-02-09 3:00 pm 3:50 pm 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56a68fcc263c3.jpg Tue, 26 Jan 2016 16:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Ed Center Open Hours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/09/ed-center-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/09/ed-center-open-hours Date: February 9, 2016

The Ed Center is open for free, drop-in hours four afternoons a week, on Sundays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays!

Get to know Brooklyn Bridge Park with our 250-gallon aquarium filled with critters from the East River, a 10’-scale model of Brooklyn Bridge Park, crafts, a reading corner, and much more!

Photo by Alexa Hoyer

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Environmental Education Center (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-02-09 2016-02-09 3:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.70428673171300000, -73.98938399553300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56b39ce479a04.jpg Thu, 04 Feb 2016 15:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Teen PASS]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/09/teen-pass http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/09/teen-pass Date: February 9, 2016

When school is out, Teen PASS offers FREE, exceptional clubs that focus on the areas of NYC Parks, arts, environmental science and sports that are tailored to the interests and talents of 6th - 8th graders. We create a safe space for young people to grow as scientists and artists, nature lovers and healthy individuals alongside our gifted staff.

Programs are held during weekday afternoons, select Saturdays and school holidays at Red Hook Recreation Center, Faber Park Field House and Westside Collaborative middle school. Check each individual site for specific program schedules.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: 2123602746

Location: Faber Park Field House (in Faber Pool and Park),Red Hook Recreation Center (in Red Hook Recreation Area)

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R008, B126 Faber Pool and Park, Red Hook Recreation Area 2016-02-09 2016-02-09 3:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.64023590087890600, -74.13526916503906000; 40.67240142822265600, -74.00399780273438000 Mon, 19 Oct 2015 13:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Community Visioning at Thomas Jefferson Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/09/community-visioning-at-thomas-jefferson-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/09/community-visioning-at-thomas-jefferson-park Date: February 9, 2016

Join Tom's Dog Run Committee and Friends of Thomas Jefferson Park for a Community Visioning event at Thomas Jefferson Park. Get connected with people and organizations energizing and improving your park!

Attendees will participate in the following interactive and brainstorming activities:

  • Community mapping
  • Building favorite park memories through place making
  • Getting connected to parks and other community groups
  • Sharing ideas and common interest regarding Thomas Jefferson Park (service projects, events, etc.)

The event will be supported and facilitated by Partnerships for Parks - Catalyst Program.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: 646-483-8721

Location: Thomas Jefferson Recreation Center (in Thomas Jefferson Park)

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M047 Thomas Jefferson Park 2016-02-09 2016-02-09 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.79349899291992000, -73.93669891357422000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56b3a2d8673f9.jpg Thu, 04 Feb 2016 15:00:07 EST
<![CDATA[Teen PASS]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/10/teen-pass http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/10/teen-pass Date: February 10, 2016

When school is out, Teen PASS offers FREE, exceptional clubs that focus on the areas of NYC Parks, arts, environmental science and sports that are tailored to the interests and talents of 6th - 8th graders. We create a safe space for young people to grow as scientists and artists, nature lovers and healthy individuals alongside our gifted staff.

Programs are held during weekday afternoons, select Saturdays and school holidays at Red Hook Recreation Center, Faber Park Field House and Westside Collaborative middle school. Check each individual site for specific program schedules.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: 2123602746

Location: Faber Park Field House (in Faber Pool and Park),Red Hook Recreation Center (in Red Hook Recreation Area)

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R008, B126 Faber Pool and Park, Red Hook Recreation Area 2016-02-10 2016-02-10 3:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.64023590087890600, -74.13526916503906000; 40.67240142822265600, -74.00399780273438000 Mon, 19 Oct 2015 13:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/11/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/11/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour Date: February 11, 2016

Join Central Park Conservancy guides for an introduction to some of the southern park highlights, including Grand Army Plaza, the pond, Gapstow Bridge, Wollman Rink, Chess & Checkers House, and the Dairy.

The tour route involves moderate inclines and some stairs. Tour starts inside the park at 61st Street and Fifth Avenue. For weather cancellation, ticket and other policies, please review Central Park's Conservancy's policies carefully. Groups of seven or more must schedule a custom tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org.

For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

Location: Inside the Park at Fifth Avenue and 61st Street (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-02-11 2016-02-11 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.76549911499023400, -73.97219848632812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56423f05b161b.jpg Wed, 06 Jan 2016 15:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Make Your Mark]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/11/arts-culture-fun-make-your-mark http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/11/arts-culture-fun-make-your-mark Date: February 11, 2016

Please join us for a landscape painting workshop using watercolor, inks, and charcoal. The workshop will be led by artist/illustrator Georgie Flores, a Puerto Rican born artist with a Bachelor’s degree in Communication Design from Pratt Institute. At the age of twelve, he began working as an assistant muralist and sign builder, and by 17 he was an established muralist in Puerto Rico. An artist educator since 2000 and painter since 1990, Flores’ most recent work revolves around his subway commute to and from Brooklyn to the Queens Museum of Art, where he currently works as an artist educator.

Please RSVP to cultureartsfun@parks.nyc.gov. RSVPs are recommended, but not required.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 276-8686

Location: Roy Wilkins Recreation Center

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Q448 Roy Wilkins Recreation Center 2016-02-11 2016-02-11 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.68807220458984400, -73.77011108398438000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56aa70ce0b7a9.JPG Thu, 04 Feb 2016 16:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Art Workshop Begins: The Cool Palette]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/11/art-workshop-begins-the-cool-palette http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/11/art-workshop-begins-the-cool-palette Date: February 11, 2016

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 harnessing these subtle hues to create effective compositions. Weekly demonstrations, individual guidance and group discussions encourage students to make new discoveries in the landscape, as well as in their own work. Limited supplies provided.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-549-3200

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2016-02-11 2016-02-11 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/565e074f26a47.jpg Mon, 14 Dec 2015 13:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Ed Center Open Hours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/11/ed-center-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/11/ed-center-open-hours Date: February 11, 2016

The Ed Center is open for free, drop-in hours four afternoons a week, on Sundays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays!

Get to know Brooklyn Bridge Park with our 250-gallon aquarium filled with critters from the East River, a 10’-scale model of Brooklyn Bridge Park, crafts, a reading corner, and much more!

Photo by Alexa Hoyer

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Environmental Education Center (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-02-11 2016-02-11 3:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.70428673171300000, -73.98938399553300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56b39ce479a04.jpg Thu, 04 Feb 2016 15:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Teen PASS]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/11/teen-pass http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/11/teen-pass Date: February 11, 2016

When school is out, Teen PASS offers FREE, exceptional clubs that focus on the areas of NYC Parks, arts, environmental science and sports that are tailored to the interests and talents of 6th - 8th graders. We create a safe space for young people to grow as scientists and artists, nature lovers and healthy individuals alongside our gifted staff.

Programs are held during weekday afternoons, select Saturdays and school holidays at Red Hook Recreation Center, Faber Park Field House and Westside Collaborative middle school. Check each individual site for specific program schedules.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: 2123602746

Location: Faber Park Field House (in Faber Pool and Park),Red Hook Recreation Center (in Red Hook Recreation Area)

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R008, B126 Faber Pool and Park, Red Hook Recreation Area 2016-02-11 2016-02-11 3:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.64023590087890600, -74.13526916503906000; 40.67240142822265600, -74.00399780273438000 Mon, 19 Oct 2015 13:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Teen PASS]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/12/teen-pass http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/12/teen-pass Date: February 12, 2016

When school is out, Teen PASS offers FREE, exceptional clubs that focus on the areas of NYC Parks, arts, environmental science and sports that are tailored to the interests and talents of 6th - 8th graders. We create a safe space for young people to grow as scientists and artists, nature lovers and healthy individuals alongside our gifted staff.

Programs are held during weekday afternoons, select Saturdays and school holidays at Red Hook Recreation Center, Faber Park Field House and Westside Collaborative middle school. Check each individual site for specific program schedules.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: 2123602746

Location: Faber Park Field House (in Faber Pool and Park),Red Hook Recreation Center (in Red Hook Recreation Area)

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R008, B126 Faber Pool and Park, Red Hook Recreation Area 2016-02-12 2016-02-12 3:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.64023590087890600, -74.13526916503906000; 40.67240142822265600, -74.00399780273438000 Mon, 19 Oct 2015 13:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Preview Screening of The Black Panthers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/12/arts-culture-fun-preview-screening-of-the-black-panthers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/12/arts-culture-fun-preview-screening-of-the-black-panthers Date: February 12, 2016

Presented by Indie Lens Pop Up and WNET.

Join us for a preview screening of The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution by Stanley Nelson before it airs on PBS on February 16, 2016.

The screening will be followed by a discussion with Brittany Williams, Million Hoodies Movement for Justice, and former Black Panthers Sadiki "Bro. Shep" Ojore Olugbala, James "Tarik" Haskins; and BJ (William M. Johnson).

A new revolutionary culture emerged in the turbulent 1960s, and the Black Panther Party was at the vanguard. Weaving together a treasure trove of rare footage with the voices of a diverse group of people who were there, Stanley Nelson tells the vibrant story of a pivotal movement that feels timely all over again.

Indie Lens Pop-Up is a neighborhood series that brings people together for film screenings and community-driven conversations. Featuring documentaries seen on the PBS series Independent Lens, Indie Lens Pop-Up draws local residents, leaders, and organizations to discuss what matters most, from newsworthy topics to family and relationships. Make friends, share stories, and join the conversation. Can't attend in person? Visit Independent Lens on Facebook for information on our online Pop-Up events.

The event is free but please RSVP at http://stmarysblackpanthers.eventbrite.com to reserve your seat.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 402-5155

Location: St. Mary's Recreation Center (in St. Mary's Park)

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2016-02-12 2016-02-12 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.81079864501953000, -73.91470336914062000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/567ae8f0964c1.jpg Wed, 20 Jan 2016 19:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Crazy for Composting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/13/crazy-for-composting http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/13/crazy-for-composting Date: February 13, 2016

Are you passionate about composting but want more from your bin? These Q&A sessions provide the practical tips, advice, and encouragement you need to take composting to the next level, whether you are just starting out (Session 1) or have been digging in for years (Session 2).

Registered GreenThumb community gardens will be able to request an order of compost, soil, or a clean fill for spring delivery.

In partnership with New York Botanical Garden.

Please RSVP here.

Session I: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Session II: 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 817-8543

Location: New York Botanical Garden

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2016-02-13 2016-02-13 10:00 am 3:00 pm 40.86259841918945000, -73.87830352783203000 Thu, 04 Feb 2016 11:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Seeding for Spring]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/13/seeding-for-spring http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/13/seeding-for-spring Date: February 13, 2016

Learn what’s going on in the soil beneath our feet and how compost can help remediate some common soil problems. Visit our website for more information at www.snug-harbor.org.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 425-3504

Location: Snug Harbor

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2016-02-13 2016-02-13 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.64310073852539000, -74.10179901123047000 Fri, 18 Dec 2015 15:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Playwriting for Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/13/playwriting-for-adults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/13/playwriting-for-adults Date: February 13, 2016

Join Juan Ramirez in a playwriting series of workshops at the Poe Park Visitor Center on Saturdays. This class is for adults. The class will workshop:

  • Creating characters, monologues and outlines
  • Proper play format
  • How to make character dialogue natural
  • Emphasizing character development
  • How to find inspiration with the world around you
  • Discovering genres

Fun exercises: Characters writing letters to each other, characters talking to other fictional characters, writing like other playwrights

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2016-02-13 2016-02-13 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Wed, 30 Dec 2015 12:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Winter Workspace Open Studios]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/13/winter-workspace-open-studios http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/13/winter-workspace-open-studios Date: February 13, 2016

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. Individual artists share their studio practice with the public on this open studio day. This year’s artists are Dennis Redmoon Darkeem, Ira Eduardovna, Gwen Fabricant, Zachari Logan, Ezra Wube and Sarah Zapata.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-549-3200

Location: Glyndor Gallery (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2016-02-13 2016-02-13 1:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.89886474609375000, -73.91186523437500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56aa5d5d86577.jpg Tue, 02 Feb 2016 12:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Ed Center Open Hours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/13/ed-center-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/13/ed-center-open-hours Date: February 13, 2016

The Ed Center is open for free, drop-in hours four afternoons a week!

Get to know Brooklyn Bridge Park with our 250-gallon aquarium filled with critters from the East River, a 10’-scale model of Brooklyn Bridge Park, crafts, a reading corner, and much more!

Photo by Alexa Hoyer

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Environmental Education Center (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-02-13 2016-02-13 1:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.70428673171300000, -73.98938399553300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56b39ce479a04.jpg Thu, 04 Feb 2016 15:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Union Square: Crossroads of New York Walking Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/13/union-square-crossroads-of-new-york-walking-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/13/union-square-crossroads-of-new-york-walking-tour Date: February 13, 2016

The Union Square Partnership teamed with Big Onion Walking Tours to create a free, 90-minute walking tour Saturdays entitled Union Square: Crossroads of New York. The tour departs from the Abraham Lincoln Statue located along the 16th Street transverse. With the help of a tour guide, you will explore the social and political history of the Union Square neighborhood through discussions of the people, history, architecture, and forces that have shaped this community. Reservations are not required for individuals, but are required for groups.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 517-1826

Location: Abraham Lincoln Statue (in Union Square Park)

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M089 Union Square Park 2016-02-13 2016-02-13 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.73630142211914000, -73.99009704589844000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54cfe899a5d4d.jpg Tue, 15 Dec 2015 11:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Winter Birding at Wave Hill]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/14/winter-birding http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/14/winter-birding Date: February 14, 2016

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 naturalist Gabriel Willow to observe birds in their winter habitats.

Ages 10 and older are welcome with an adult. Severe weather cancels. For weather-related updates call (718) 549-3200 x245 by 8:00 a.m. the day of the walk.

Free with admission to the grounds. (NYC Audubon Members enjoy two-for-one admission.)

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2016-02-14 2016-02-14 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56aa5ee3b0e25.jpg Mon, 01 Feb 2016 17:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Winter Tree ID]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/14/winter-tree-id http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/14/winter-tree-id Date: February 14, 2016

Our Urban Park Ranger hiking guides will introduce you to the hidden gems of New York City.

This hike will strengthen your winter tree ID skills as you learn about different characteristics and traits to look for, in order to identify trees without their leaves. Kissena Park includes many unique trees as well, being the site of the Samuel Parsons nursery.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-352-1769

Location: Rose Avenue and Oak Avenue (in Kissena Park)

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Q024 Kissena Park 2016-02-14 2016-02-14 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.74979782104492000, -73.80760192871094000 Wed, 09 Dec 2015 13:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Ed Center Open Hours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/14/ed-center-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/14/ed-center-open-hours Date: February 14, 2016

The Ed Center is open for free, drop-in hours four afternoons a week!

Get to know Brooklyn Bridge Park with our 250-gallon aquarium filled with critters from the East River, a 10’-scale model of Brooklyn Bridge Park, crafts, a reading corner, and much more!

Photo by Alexa Hoyer

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Environmental Education Center (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-02-14 2016-02-14 1:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.70428673171300000, -73.98938399553300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56b39ce479a04.jpg Thu, 04 Feb 2016 15:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Amorous Animals]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/14/amorous-animals http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/14/amorous-animals Date: February 14, 2016

Join us for a presentation on the courtship ritual of animals, followed by a short walk (weather permitting).

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2016-02-14 2016-02-14 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 Fri, 22 Jan 2016 14:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Gilded Age Glamour Exhibition Opening]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/14/gilded-age-glamour-exhibition-opening http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/14/gilded-age-glamour-exhibition-opening Date: February 14, 2016

Clothes tell stories, and the clothing in this exhibit tell the story of how the Bartow mansion of the 1850s became the Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum of today. Featuring garments dating primarily to 1870–1900, this fashion exhibition reflects the continuing history of the mansion beyond the Bartow family. Curated by Sarah Pickman, Ph.D. student, Yale University, and Claire McRee, M.A., Bard Graduate Center, Curatorial Assistant at the Allentown Art Museum.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 885-1461

Location: Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (in Pelham Bay Park)

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2016-02-14 2016-02-14 6:00 pm 7:30 pm 40.87186431884765600, -73.80553436279297000 Thu, 04 Feb 2016 16:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Northern Forts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/15/central-park-tour-northern-forts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/15/central-park-tour-northern-forts Date: February 15, 2016

Did you know that the north end of Central Park has a rich history that includes the British having been stationed here during the American Revolution, and American troops stationed there during the War of 1812? Recent archaeological and historical investigations in the area have revealed even more information about how the "Fort Landscape" was used in the late 18th and early 19th centuries, before this area was part of Central Park. This season, join our guides and learn the history of this part of the Park, get insight into the studies in the area, and appreciate the recent restorations undertaken by the Conservancy.

Highlights of this tour include McGowan's Pass, Fort Clinton, Nutter's Battery, and the Harlem Meer.

The tour route involves many hills and stairs, and some uneven terrain. Tour starts at Charles A. Dana Discovery Center (inside the park at 110th Street between Fifth and Lenox Avenues), and ends near the park perimeter at 106th Street and Fifth Avenue.

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review the Central Park Conservancy's policies carefully.

Groups of seven or more must schedule a custom tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org.For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

Location: Charles A. Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-02-15 2016-02-15 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.79679870605469000, -73.95149993896484000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/564242ad5ee65.jpg Wed, 06 Jan 2016 15:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Teen PASS]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/15/teen-pass http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/15/teen-pass Date: February 15, 2016

When school is out, Teen PASS offers FREE, exceptional clubs that focus on the areas of NYC Parks, arts, environmental science and sports that are tailored to the interests and talents of 6th - 8th graders. We create a safe space for young people to grow as scientists and artists, nature lovers and healthy individuals alongside our gifted staff.

Programs are held during weekday afternoons, select Saturdays and school holidays at Red Hook Recreation Center, Faber Park Field House and Westside Collaborative middle school. Check each individual site for specific program schedules.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: 2123602746

Location: Faber Park Field House (in Faber Pool and Park),Red Hook Recreation Center (in Red Hook Recreation Area)

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R008, B126 Faber Pool and Park, Red Hook Recreation Area 2016-02-15 2016-02-15 3:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.64023590087890600, -74.13526916503906000; 40.67240142822265600, -74.00399780273438000 Mon, 19 Oct 2015 13:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/16/tour-of-gracie-mansion http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/16/tour-of-gracie-mansion Date: February 16, 2016

In 1799, a prosperous New York merchant named Archibald Gracie built a country house overlooking a bend in the East River, five miles north of the then-New York City limits. Little did he know that, more than 200 years later, his home would be serving as the official residence of the First Family of New York City - a place where history is made, not merely recorded.

As a historic house museum run by the Parks Department, sitting on 11 acres of grounds now known as Carl Schurz Park, Gracie Mansion has served as the home of 10 mayors, beginning first with Mayor Fiorello H. La Guardia in 1942. Today, Gracie Mansion is occupied by the de Blasio family, which has opened its doors in the spirit of the administration's motto: one city, rising together. In keeping with that theme, Mayor de Blasio and First Lady Chirlane McCray have introduced a new art installation, titled “Windows on the City: Looking Out at Gracie’s New York.” The installation consists of previously and newly acquired works, all from the original Gracie Mansion period, which have been curated to create a more historically accurate picture of life in New York City during the time of Gracie Mansion’s construction.

To RSVP for tour, please go to: on.nyc.gov/gracietour

Currently, Gracie Mansion is not offering group tours. If you are part of a private organization that would like to tour the house, please email your request, including the size of group, your name and the purpose of a tour, to gracieinfo@cityhall.nyc.gov, and we will work to add you to one of the currently scheduled tours.

Photo ID required for entrance. No photography permitted in the interior. At the present time, tours are available in English only. Please plan to arrive at least five minutes in advance.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 10:50 am

Contact phone: (212) 676-3060

Location: Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2016-02-16 2016-02-16 10:00 am 10:50 am 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56a68fcc263c3.jpg Wed, 27 Jan 2016 12:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/16/tour-of-gracie-mansion1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/16/tour-of-gracie-mansion1 Date: February 16, 2016

In 1799, a prosperous New York merchant named Archibald Gracie built a country house overlooking a bend in the East River, five miles north of the then-New York City limits. Little did he know that, more than 200 years later, his home would be serving as the official residence of the First Family of New York City - a place where history is made, not merely recorded.

As a historic house museum run by the Parks Department, sitting on 11 acres of grounds now known as Carl Schurz Park, Gracie Mansion has served as the home of 10 mayors, beginning first with Mayor Fiorello H. La Guardia in 1942. Today, Gracie Mansion is occupied by the de Blasio family, which has opened its doors in the spirit of the administration's motto: one city, rising together. In keeping with that theme, Mayor de Blasio and First Lady Chirlane McCray have introduced a new art installation, titled “Windows on the City: Looking Out at Gracie’s New York.” The installation consists of previously and newly acquired works, all from the original Gracie Mansion period, which have been curated to create a more historically accurate picture of life in New York City during the time of Gracie Mansion’s construction.

To RSVP for tour, please go to: on.nyc.gov/gracietour

Currently, Gracie Mansion is not offering group tours. If you are part of a private organization that would like to tour the house, please email your request, including the size of group, your name and the purpose of a tour, to gracieinfo@cityhall.nyc.gov, and we will work to add you to one of the currently scheduled tours.

Photo ID required for entrance. No photography permitted in the interior. At the present time, tours are available in English only. Please plan to arrive at least five minutes in advance.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 11:50 am

Contact phone: (212) 676-3060

Location: Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2016-02-16 2016-02-16 11:00 am 11:50 am 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56a68fcc263c3.jpg Wed, 27 Jan 2016 12:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Winter Walk and Talk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/16/winter-walk-and-talk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/16/winter-walk-and-talk Date: February 16, 2016

It's Kids Week: Monday, February 15th to Friday, February 19th, so bring the kids to Conference House Park and enjoy a walk through the park's extensive natural areas including tall forest stands, young groves, open fields, pocket wetlands and coastal dunes.

This family-friendly educational walk and talk is designed to increase the appreciation and understanding of park's waterfront environment and is part of our Dunes, Drawing and Dendrology program.

Pre-registration is recommended. Meet at the Conference House Park Visitor Center.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

Location: Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2016-02-16 2016-02-16 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.50260162353515600, -74.25180053710938000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56b37e9f2a0ce.jpg Thu, 04 Feb 2016 16:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Mid-Winter Recess Workshops: Celebrate Black History MonthGeorge Washington Carver Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/16/midwinter-recess-workshops http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/16/midwinter-recess-workshops Date: February 16, 2016

Students will follow in Dr. Carver’s steps, using plants to paint and to create a healing lotion to take home. Please register here.

Come an hour before (12 p.m. to 1 p.m.) to learn about Queens Botanical Garden's new and upcoming gardening programs for kids and teens, and pick up a winter garden scavenger hunt.

For more details about the Mid-Winter Recess (February Break Series) at Queens Botanical Garden, please visit queensbotanical.org.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2016-02-16 2016-02-16 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/568ecfa758200.jpg Tue, 12 Jan 2016 10:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/16/tour-of-gracie-mansion2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/16/tour-of-gracie-mansion2 Date: February 16, 2016

In 1799, a prosperous New York merchant named Archibald Gracie built a country house overlooking a bend in the East River, five miles north of the then-New York City limits. Little did he know that, more than 200 years later, his home would be serving as the official residence of the First Family of New York City - a place where history is made, not merely recorded.

As a historic house museum run by the Parks Department, sitting on 11 acres of grounds now known as Carl Schurz Park, Gracie Mansion has served as the home of 10 mayors, beginning first with Mayor Fiorello H. La Guardia in 1942. Today, Gracie Mansion is occupied by the de Blasio family, which has opened its doors in the spirit of the administration's motto: one city, rising together. In keeping with that theme, Mayor de Blasio and First Lady Chirlane McCray have introduced a new art installation, titled “Windows on the City: Looking Out at Gracie’s New York.” The installation consists of previously and newly acquired works, all from the original Gracie Mansion period, which have been curated to create a more historically accurate picture of life in New York City during the time of Gracie Mansion’s construction.

To RSVP for tour, please go to: on.nyc.gov/gracietour.

Currently, Gracie Mansion is not offering group tours. If you are part of a private organization that would like to tour the house, please email your request, including the size of group, your name and the purpose of a tour, to gracieinfo@cityhall.nyc.gov, and we will work to add you to one of the currently scheduled tours.

Photo ID required for entrance. No photography permitted in the interior. At the present time, tours are available in English only. Please plan to arrive at least five minutes in advance.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 2:50 pm

Contact phone: (212) 676-3060

Location: Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2016-02-16 2016-02-16 2:00 pm 2:50 pm 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56a68fcc263c3.jpg Wed, 27 Jan 2016 17:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/16/tour-of-gracie-mansion3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/16/tour-of-gracie-mansion3 Date: February 16, 2016

In 1799, a prosperous New York merchant named Archibald Gracie built a country house overlooking a bend in the East River, five miles north of the then-New York City limits. Little did he know that, more than 200 years later, his home would be serving as the official residence of the First Family of New York City - a place where history is made, not merely recorded.

As a historic house museum run by the Parks Department, sitting on 11 acres of grounds now known as Carl Schurz Park, Gracie Mansion has served as the home of 10 mayors, beginning first with Mayor Fiorello H. La Guardia in 1942. Today, Gracie Mansion is occupied by the de Blasio family, which has opened its doors in the spirit of the administration's motto: one city, rising together. In keeping with that theme, Mayor de Blasio and First Lady Chirlane McCray have introduced a new art installation, titled “Windows on the City: Looking Out at Gracie’s New York.” The installation consists of previously and newly acquired works, all from the original Gracie Mansion period, which have been curated to create a more historically accurate picture of life in New York City during the time of Gracie Mansion’s construction.

To RSVP for tour, please go to: on.nyc.gov/gracietour.

Currently, Gracie Mansion is not offering group tours. If you are part of a private organization that would like to tour the house, please email your request, including the size of group, your name and the purpose of a tour, to gracieinfo@cityhall.nyc.gov, and we will work to add you to one of the currently scheduled tours.

Photo ID required for entrance. No photography permitted in the interior. At the present time, tours are available in English only. Please plan to arrive at least five minutes in advance.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 3:50 pm

Contact phone: (212) 676-3060

Location: Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2016-02-16 2016-02-16 3:00 pm 3:50 pm 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56a68fcc263c3.jpg Wed, 27 Jan 2016 17:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Ed Center Open Hours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/16/ed-center-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/16/ed-center-open-hours Date: February 16, 2016

The Ed Center is open for free, drop-in hours four afternoons a week, on Sundays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays!

Get to know Brooklyn Bridge Park with our 250-gallon aquarium filled with critters from the East River, a 10’-scale model of Brooklyn Bridge Park, crafts, a reading corner, and much more!

Photo by Alexa Hoyer

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Environmental Education Center (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-02-16 2016-02-16 3:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.70428673171300000, -73.98938399553300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56b39ce479a04.jpg Thu, 04 Feb 2016 15:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Teen PASS]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/16/teen-pass http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/16/teen-pass Date: February 16, 2016

When school is out, Teen PASS offers FREE, exceptional clubs that focus on the areas of NYC Parks, arts, environmental science and sports that are tailored to the interests and talents of 6th - 8th graders. We create a safe space for young people to grow as scientists and artists, nature lovers and healthy individuals alongside our gifted staff.

Programs are held during weekday afternoons, select Saturdays and school holidays at Red Hook Recreation Center, Faber Park Field House and Westside Collaborative middle school. Check each individual site for specific program schedules.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: 2123602746

Location: Faber Park Field House (in Faber Pool and Park),Red Hook Recreation Center (in Red Hook Recreation Area)

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R008, B126 Faber Pool and Park, Red Hook Recreation Area 2016-02-16 2016-02-16 3:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.64023590087890600, -74.13526916503906000; 40.67240142822265600, -74.00399780273438000 Mon, 19 Oct 2015 13:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Teen PASS]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/17/teen-pass http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/17/teen-pass Date: February 17, 2016

When school is out, Teen PASS offers FREE, exceptional clubs that focus on the areas of NYC Parks, arts, environmental science and sports that are tailored to the interests and talents of 6th - 8th graders. We create a safe space for young people to grow as scientists and artists, nature lovers and healthy individuals alongside our gifted staff.

Programs are held during weekday afternoons, select Saturdays and school holidays at Red Hook Recreation Center, Faber Park Field House and Westside Collaborative middle school. Check each individual site for specific program schedules.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: 2123602746

Location: Faber Park Field House (in Faber Pool and Park),Red Hook Recreation Center (in Red Hook Recreation Area)

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R008, B126 Faber Pool and Park, Red Hook Recreation Area 2016-02-17 2016-02-17 3:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.64023590087890600, -74.13526916503906000; 40.67240142822265600, -74.00399780273438000 Mon, 19 Oct 2015 13:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[The Pen and the Trowel: A Horticultural Lecture by Marta McDowell]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/17/the-pen-and-the-trowel-a-horticultural-lecture-by-marta-mcdowell http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/17/the-pen-and-the-trowel-a-horticultural-lecture-by-marta-mcdowell Date: February 17, 2016

An engaging lecturer on topics ranging from design history to plant combinations, garden writer Marta McDowell has for years been occupied with writers who garden, and whose horticultural interests have changed her own planting beds, as well as her bookshelves. Starting with Mark Twain, a former illustrious tenant of Wave Hill House, and connecting to authors ranging from Emerson to Harriet Beecher Stowe, McDowell will explore the writing-gardening connection in their gardens and her own.

This is the second of Wave Hill’s three 2016 Horticultural Lectures, a winter series hosted by the Friends of Horticulture Committee and devoted to the subject of garden design and the meaning of our interactions with plants and the natural world. They are held at the New York School of Interior Design.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: NY School of Interior Design

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2016-02-17 2016-02-17 6:00 pm 7:30 pm 40.76869964599609400, -73.96230316162110000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56aa60c01e26e.jpg Tue, 02 Feb 2016 18:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Northern Forts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/18/central-park-tour-northern-forts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/18/central-park-tour-northern-forts Date: February 18, 2016

Did you know that the north end of Central Park has a rich history that includes the British having been stationed here during the American Revolution, and American troops stationed there during the War of 1812? Recent archaeological and historical investigations in the area have revealed even more information about how the "Fort Landscape" was used in the late 18th and early 19th centuries, before this area was part of Central Park. This season, join our guides and learn the history of this part of the Park, get insight into the studies in the area, and appreciate the recent restorations undertaken by the Conservancy.

Highlights of this tour include McGowan's Pass, Fort Clinton, Nutter's Battery, and the Harlem Meer.

The tour route involves many hills and stairs, and some uneven terrain. Tour starts at Charles A. Dana Discovery Center (inside the park at 110th Street between Fifth and Lenox Avenues), and ends near the park perimeter at 106th Street and Fifth Avenue.

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review the Central Park Conservancy's policies carefully.

Groups of seven or more must schedule a custom tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org.For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

Location: Charles A. Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-02-18 2016-02-18 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.79679870605469000, -73.95149993896484000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/564242ad5ee65.jpg Wed, 06 Jan 2016 15:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Mid-Winter Recess Workshops: NYC Compost Project - I Heart Worms for Families]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/18/midwinter-recess-workshops http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/18/midwinter-recess-workshops Date: February 18, 2016

Make heart-shaped compost cookies for your plants. Please register here.

Come an hour before (12 p.m. to 1 p.m.) to learn about Queens Botanical Garden's new and upcoming gardening programs for kids and teens, and pick up a winter garden scavenger hunt.

For more details on the Mid-Winter Recess Workshop seires please visit queensbotanical.org.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2016-02-18 2016-02-18 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/568ecfa758200.jpg Tue, 12 Jan 2016 10:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Ed Center Open Hours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/18/ed-center-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/18/ed-center-open-hours Date: February 18, 2016

The Ed Center is open for free, drop-in hours four afternoons a week, on Sundays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays!

Get to know Brooklyn Bridge Park with our 250-gallon aquarium filled with critters from the East River, a 10’-scale model of Brooklyn Bridge Park, crafts, a reading corner, and much more!

Photo by Alexa Hoyer

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Environmental Education Center (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-02-18 2016-02-18 3:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.70428673171300000, -73.98938399553300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56b39ce479a04.jpg Thu, 04 Feb 2016 15:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Teen PASS]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/18/teen-pass http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/18/teen-pass Date: February 18, 2016

When school is out, Teen PASS offers FREE, exceptional clubs that focus on the areas of NYC Parks, arts, environmental science and sports that are tailored to the interests and talents of 6th - 8th graders. We create a safe space for young people to grow as scientists and artists, nature lovers and healthy individuals alongside our gifted staff.

Programs are held during weekday afternoons, select Saturdays and school holidays at Red Hook Recreation Center, Faber Park Field House and Westside Collaborative middle school. Check each individual site for specific program schedules.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: 2123602746

Location: Faber Park Field House (in Faber Pool and Park),Red Hook Recreation Center (in Red Hook Recreation Area)

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R008, B126 Faber Pool and Park, Red Hook Recreation Area 2016-02-18 2016-02-18 3:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.64023590087890600, -74.13526916503906000; 40.67240142822265600, -74.00399780273438000 Mon, 19 Oct 2015 13:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[GreenThumb Workshop: Raised Bed Design]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/18/greenthumb-workshop-raised-bed-design http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/18/greenthumb-workshop-raised-bed-design Date: February 18, 2016

Learn how to create a two tier triangle raised bed using the same supplies given by GreenThumb. These beds are smaller and primarily used in gardens where space is limited.

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 602-5300

Location: Brownsville Recreation Center (in Brownsville Playground)

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B270 Brownsville Playground 2016-02-18 2016-02-18 5:30 pm 7:00 pm 40.65660095214844000, -73.90200042724610000 Mon, 25 Jan 2016 15:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Teen PASS]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/19/teen-pass http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/19/teen-pass Date: February 19, 2016

When school is out, Teen PASS offers FREE, exceptional clubs that focus on the areas of NYC Parks, arts, environmental science and sports that are tailored to the interests and talents of 6th - 8th graders. We create a safe space for young people to grow as scientists and artists, nature lovers and healthy individuals alongside our gifted staff.

Programs are held during weekday afternoons, select Saturdays and school holidays at Red Hook Recreation Center, Faber Park Field House and Westside Collaborative middle school. Check each individual site for specific program schedules.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: 2123602746

Location: Faber Park Field House (in Faber Pool and Park),Red Hook Recreation Center (in Red Hook Recreation Area)

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R008, B126 Faber Pool and Park, Red Hook Recreation Area 2016-02-19 2016-02-19 3:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.64023590087890600, -74.13526916503906000; 40.67240142822265600, -74.00399780273438000 Mon, 19 Oct 2015 13:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Film Screening: Ghosts of Amistad, In the Footsteps of the Rebels]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/19/film-screening-ghosts-of-amistad-in-the-footsteps-of-the-rebels http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/19/film-screening-ghosts-of-amistad-in-the-footsteps-of-the-rebels Date: February 19, 2016

Join us as we explore the Amistad slave ship rebellion 177 years later with a screening of the documentary Ghosts of Amistad.

The film, based on Marcus Rediker's The Amistad Rebellion: An Atlantic Odyssey of Slavery and Freedom (Viking-Penguin, 2012) documents his journey to Sierra Leone in 2013 to recover historical accounts from the villages of those Africans who were forced onboard the Amistad vessel, and his encounter with the ruins of the slave trading factory Lomboko.

Following the screening, co-producers, Dr. Philip Misevich and Dr. Konrad Tuchscerer will lead a discussion. To reserve a seat, email programs@kingmanor.org or call (718) 206-0545 x 13.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 206-0545

Location: Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning Black Box Theatre

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2016-02-19 2016-02-19 6:30 pm 8:00 pm 40.70400750000000000, -73.79843160000000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/568bf4dfb802e.jpg Tue, 05 Jan 2016 18:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[GreenThumb Workshop: Maintaining Your Garden Tools]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/20/greenthumb-workshop-maintaining-your-garden-tools http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/20/greenthumb-workshop-maintaining-your-garden-tools Date: February 20, 2016

Learn how to maintain your garden tools and extend their use to make them more effective. Learn how to sharpen your hand pruners and your other gardening tools. This is a bilingual English/Spanish workshop.

Please RSVP here.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 602-5300

Location: GreenThumb Compound

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2016-02-20 2016-02-20 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.75339889526367000, -73.94750213623047000 Mon, 25 Jan 2016 15:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Winter Tree ID]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/20/winter-tree-id http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/20/winter-tree-id Date: February 20, 2016

Our Urban Park Ranger hiking guides will introduce you to the hidden gems of New York City. This hike will strengthen your winter tree ID skills as you learn about different characteristics and traits to look for, in order to identify trees without their leaves.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-421-2021

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2016-02-20 2016-02-20 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.66070175170898400, -73.96540069580078000 Wed, 09 Dec 2015 13:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[George Washington's Birthday: Family Activity Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/20/george-washingtons-birthday-family-activity-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/20/george-washingtons-birthday-family-activity-day Date: February 20, 2016

Come celebrate George Washington's birthday at his only Manhattan headquarters during the Revolutionary War!

We will be making a special George-inspired craft. At 1 p.m. we will have a special tour about Washington's time in the mansion.

Free with museum admission. Advanced registration is recommended at education@morrisjumel.org.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 923-8008

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

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M073 Roger Morris Park 2016-02-20 2016-02-20 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.83449935913086000, -73.93849945068360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5696863fa1207.jpg Wed, 20 Jan 2016 19:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Armor Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/20/armor-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/20/armor-day Date: February 20, 2016

Get thyself to Wave Hill’s Armor Hall for a day of merrymaking and medieval adventures! Try on armor, watch fencing and archery demonstrations, enjoy roaming minstrels, and immerse yourself altogether in the knightly world. Built in 1927 by scholar Bashford Dean, Armor Hall once displayed his personal collection of arms and armor. Be “Dean for a day” when the armor returns to Armor Hall! Co-presented with Historic Arms, an association of scholars who lecture and demonstrate arms and armor, including duels of honor and legends of chivalry.

Free, and admission to the grounds is free until noon.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2016-02-20 2016-02-20 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56aa616eae9fc.jpg Tue, 02 Feb 2016 17:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/20/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/20/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour Date: February 20, 2016

Join Central Park Conservancy guides for an introduction to some of the southern park highlights, including Grand Army Plaza, the pond, Gapstow Bridge, Wollman Rink, Chess & Checkers House, and the Dairy.

The tour route involves moderate inclines and some stairs. Tour starts inside the park at 61st Street and Fifth Avenue. For weather cancellation, ticket and other policies, please review Central Park's Conservancy's policies carefully. Groups of seven or more must schedule a custom tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org.

For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

Location: Inside the Park at Fifth Avenue and 61st Street (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-02-20 2016-02-20 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.76549911499023400, -73.97219848632812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56423f05b161b.jpg Wed, 06 Jan 2016 15:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Playwriting for Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/20/playwriting-for-adults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/20/playwriting-for-adults Date: February 20, 2016

Join Juan Ramirez in a playwriting series of workshops at the Poe Park Visitor Center on Saturdays. This class is for adults. The class will workshop:

  • Creating characters, monologues and outlines
  • Proper play format
  • How to make character dialogue natural
  • Emphasizing character development
  • How to find inspiration with the world around you
  • Discovering genres

Fun exercises: Characters writing letters to each other, characters talking to other fictional characters, writing like other playwrights

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2016-02-20 2016-02-20 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Wed, 30 Dec 2015 12:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Free Family Day at Wyckoff Farmhouse]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/20/free-family-day-at-wyckoff-farmhouse http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/20/free-family-day-at-wyckoff-farmhouse Date: February 20, 2016

Visit the Wyckoff Farmhouse this winter for a free family day!

While our public tours on Fridays and Saturdays are normally geared for an adult audience, we’ve planned engaging, kid-friendly tours, hands-on activities, scavenger hunts, and more on select Saturdays. If the weather’s nice, bring a picnic and enjoy our grounds before or after your visit to the house.

If you plan to visit with children under 10, we recommend visiting before 2 p.m. to take advantage of specially planned activities for younger children.

Want to learn more? Email programs@wyckoffmuseum.org for additional information.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 629-5400

Location: Wyckoff Farmhouse Museum (in Fidler-Wyckoff House Park)

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B376 Fidler-Wyckoff House Park 2016-02-20 2016-02-20 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.64431762695312500, -73.92077636718750000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5679612da0624.jpg Mon, 28 Dec 2015 18:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Ed Center Open Hours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/20/ed-center-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/20/ed-center-open-hours Date: February 20, 2016

The Ed Center is open for free, drop-in hours four afternoons a week!

Get to know Brooklyn Bridge Park with our 250-gallon aquarium filled with critters from the East River, a 10’-scale model of Brooklyn Bridge Park, crafts, a reading corner, and much more!

Photo by Alexa Hoyer

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Environmental Education Center (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-02-20 2016-02-20 1:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.70428673171300000, -73.98938399553300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56b39ce479a04.jpg Thu, 04 Feb 2016 15:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Union Square: Crossroads of New York Walking Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/20/union-square-crossroads-of-new-york-walking-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/20/union-square-crossroads-of-new-york-walking-tour Date: February 20, 2016

The Union Square Partnership teamed with Big Onion Walking Tours to create a free, 90-minute walking tour Saturdays entitled Union Square: Crossroads of New York. The tour departs from the Abraham Lincoln Statue located along the 16th Street transverse. With the help of a tour guide, you will explore the social and political history of the Union Square neighborhood through discussions of the people, history, architecture, and forces that have shaped this community. Reservations are not required for individuals, but are required for groups.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 517-1826

Location: Abraham Lincoln Statue (in Union Square Park)

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M089 Union Square Park 2016-02-20 2016-02-20 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.73630142211914000, -73.99009704589844000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54cfe899a5d4d.jpg Tue, 15 Dec 2015 11:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Special Interactive Tour for Families: A Child’s View of Life in 19th Century New York]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/20/special-interactive-tour-for-families-a-childs-view-of-life-in-19th-century-new-york http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/20/special-interactive-tour-for-families-a-childs-view-of-life-in-19th-century-new-york Date: February 20, 2016

29 East Fourth Street was home not only to the eight Tredwell children, but also to two young granddaughters. Come tour the house and learn what life was like for children (and adults) in the 1850s, from schoolwork and chores to games and play.

Could you carry a bucket of coal up steep stairs? Do you have a calling card? A top hat? What, no hoop skirt? How did you take a bath? And penmanship really, really mattered.

Best for children eight to 12 years old.

Start time: 3:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 777-1089

Location: Merchant's House Museum

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M318 Merchant's House Museum 2016-02-20 2016-02-20 3:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.72769927978515600, -73.99230194091797000 Fri, 22 Jan 2016 11:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Living with White-Tailed Deer]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/21/living-with-whitetailed-deer http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/21/living-with-whitetailed-deer Date: February 21, 2016

Explore Blue Heron Park with the Urban Park Rangers in a search for deer. Learn about deer ecology and behavior as you look for clues of deer presence. Join in a discussion about the impacts of deer in an urban environment.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-967-3542

Location: Blue Heron Nature Center (in Blue Heron Park)

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R119 Blue Heron Park 2016-02-21 2016-02-21 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.53085327148437500, -74.17777252197266000 Thu, 03 Dec 2015 13:00:01 EST
<![CDATA[Wire the Wise]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/21/wire-the-wise http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/21/wire-the-wise Date: February 21, 2016

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!

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: 212-255-3066

Location: Tony Dapolito Recreation Center

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M103 Tony Dapolito Recreation Center 2016-02-21 2016-02-21 11:30 am 1:00 pm 40.72959899902344000, -74.00540161132812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56aa67aea31b6.jpg Mon, 01 Feb 2016 12:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Ed Center Open Hours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/21/ed-center-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/21/ed-center-open-hours Date: February 21, 2016

The Ed Center is open for free, drop-in hours four afternoons a week!

Get to know Brooklyn Bridge Park with our 250-gallon aquarium filled with critters from the East River, a 10’-scale model of Brooklyn Bridge Park, crafts, a reading corner, and much more!

Photo by Alexa Hoyer

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Environmental Education Center (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-02-21 2016-02-21 1:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.70428673171300000, -73.98938399553300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56b39ce479a04.jpg Thu, 04 Feb 2016 15:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Teen PASS]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/22/teen-pass http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/22/teen-pass Date: February 22, 2016

When school is out, Teen PASS offers FREE, exceptional clubs that focus on the areas of NYC Parks, arts, environmental science and sports that are tailored to the interests and talents of 6th - 8th graders. We create a safe space for young people to grow as scientists and artists, nature lovers and healthy individuals alongside our gifted staff.

Programs are held during weekday afternoons, select Saturdays and school holidays at Red Hook Recreation Center, Faber Park Field House and Westside Collaborative middle school. Check each individual site for specific program schedules.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: 2123602746

Location: Faber Park Field House (in Faber Pool and Park),Red Hook Recreation Center (in Red Hook Recreation Area)

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R008, B126 Faber Pool and Park, Red Hook Recreation Area 2016-02-22 2016-02-22 3:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.64023590087890600, -74.13526916503906000; 40.67240142822265600, -74.00399780273438000 Mon, 19 Oct 2015 13:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/23/tour-of-gracie-mansion http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/23/tour-of-gracie-mansion Date: February 23, 2016

In 1799, a prosperous New York merchant named Archibald Gracie built a country house overlooking a bend in the East River, five miles north of the then-New York City limits. Little did he know that, more than 200 years later, his home would be serving as the official residence of the First Family of New York City - a place where history is made, not merely recorded.

As a historic house museum run by the Parks Department, sitting on 11 acres of grounds now known as Carl Schurz Park, Gracie Mansion has served as the home of 10 mayors, beginning first with Mayor Fiorello H. La Guardia in 1942. Today, Gracie Mansion is occupied by the de Blasio family, which has opened its doors in the spirit of the administration's motto: one city, rising together. In keeping with that theme, Mayor de Blasio and First Lady Chirlane McCray have introduced a new art installation, titled “Windows on the City: Looking Out at Gracie’s New York.” The installation consists of previously and newly acquired works, all from the original Gracie Mansion period, which have been curated to create a more historically accurate picture of life in New York City during the time of Gracie Mansion’s construction.

To RSVP for tour, please go to: on.nyc.gov/gracietour.

Currently, Gracie Mansion is not offering group tours. If you are part of a private organization that would like to tour the house, please email your request, including the size of group, your name and the purpose of a tour, to gracieinfo@cityhall.nyc.gov, and we will work to add you to one of the currently scheduled tours.

Photo ID required for entrance. No photography permitted in the interior. At the present time, tours are available in English only. Please plan to arrive at least five minutes in advance.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 10:50 am

Contact phone: (212) 676-3060

Location: Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2016-02-23 2016-02-23 10:00 am 10:50 am 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56a68fcc263c3.jpg Wed, 27 Jan 2016 17:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/23/tour-of-gracie-mansion1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/23/tour-of-gracie-mansion1 Date: February 23, 2016

In 1799, a prosperous New York merchant named Archibald Gracie built a country house overlooking a bend in the East River, five miles north of the then-New York City limits. Little did he know that, more than 200 years later, his home would be serving as the official residence of the First Family of New York City - a place where history is made, not merely recorded.

As a historic house museum run by the Parks Department, sitting on 11 acres of grounds now known as Carl Schurz Park, Gracie Mansion has served as the home of 10 mayors, beginning first with Mayor Fiorello H. La Guardia in 1942. Today, Gracie Mansion is occupied by the de Blasio family, which has opened its doors in the spirit of the administration's motto: one city, rising together. In keeping with that theme, Mayor de Blasio and First Lady Chirlane McCray have introduced a new art installation, titled “Windows on the City: Looking Out at Gracie’s New York.” The installation consists of previously and newly acquired works, all from the original Gracie Mansion period, which have been curated to create a more historically accurate picture of life in New York City during the time of Gracie Mansion’s construction.

To RSVP for tour, please go to on.nyc.gov/gracietour.

Currently, Gracie Mansion is not offering group tours. If you are part of a private organization that would like to tour the house, please email your request, including the size of group, your name and the purpose of a tour, to gracieinfo@cityhall.nyc.gov, and we will work to add you to one of the currently scheduled tours.

Photo ID required for entrance. No photography permitted in the interior. At the present time, tours are available in English only. Please plan to arrive at least five minutes in advance.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 11:50 am

Contact phone: (212) 676-3060

Location: Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2016-02-23 2016-02-23 11:00 am 11:50 am 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56a68fcc263c3.jpg Wed, 27 Jan 2016 17:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/23/tour-of-gracie-mansion2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/23/tour-of-gracie-mansion2 Date: February 23, 2016

In 1799, a prosperous New York merchant named Archibald Gracie built a country house overlooking a bend in the East River, five miles north of the then-New York City limits. Little did he know that, more than 200 years later, his home would be serving as the official residence of the First Family of New York City - a place where history is made, not merely recorded.

As a historic house museum run by the Parks Department, sitting on 11 acres of grounds now known as Carl Schurz Park, Gracie Mansion has served as the home of 10 mayors, beginning first with Mayor Fiorello H. La Guardia in 1942. Today, Gracie Mansion is occupied by the de Blasio family, which has opened its doors in the spirit of the administration's motto: one city, rising together. In keeping with that theme, Mayor de Blasio and First Lady Chirlane McCray have introduced a new art installation, titled “Windows on the City: Looking Out at Gracie’s New York.” The installation consists of previously and newly acquired works, all from the original Gracie Mansion period, which have been curated to create a more historically accurate picture of life in New York City during the time of Gracie Mansion’s construction.

To RSVP for tour, please go to: on.nyc.gov/gracietour.

Currently, Gracie Mansion is not offering group tours. If you are part of a private organization that would like to tour the house, please email your request, including the size of group, your name and the purpose of a tour, to gracieinfo@cityhall.nyc.gov, and we will work to add you to one of the currently scheduled tours.

Photo ID required for entrance. No photography permitted in the interior. At the present time, tours are available in English only. Please plan to arrive at least five minutes in advance.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 2:50 pm

Contact phone: (212) 676-3060

Location: Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2016-02-23 2016-02-23 2:00 pm 2:50 pm 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56a68fcc263c3.jpg Wed, 27 Jan 2016 17:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Ed Center Open Hours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/23/ed-center-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/23/ed-center-open-hours Date: February 23, 2016

The Ed Center is open for free, drop-in hours four afternoons a week, on Sundays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays!

Get to know Brooklyn Bridge Park with our 250-gallon aquarium filled with critters from the East River, a 10’-scale model of Brooklyn Bridge Park, crafts, a reading corner, and much more!

Photo by Alexa Hoyer

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Environmental Education Center (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-02-23 2016-02-23 3:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.70428673171300000, -73.98938399553300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56b39ce479a04.jpg Thu, 04 Feb 2016 15:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Teen PASS]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/23/teen-pass http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/23/teen-pass Date: February 23, 2016

When school is out, Teen PASS offers FREE, exceptional clubs that focus on the areas of NYC Parks, arts, environmental science and sports that are tailored to the interests and talents of 6th - 8th graders. We create a safe space for young people to grow as scientists and artists, nature lovers and healthy individuals alongside our gifted staff.

Programs are held during weekday afternoons, select Saturdays and school holidays at Red Hook Recreation Center, Faber Park Field House and Westside Collaborative middle school. Check each individual site for specific program schedules.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: 2123602746

Location: Faber Park Field House (in Faber Pool and Park),Red Hook Recreation Center (in Red Hook Recreation Area)

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R008, B126 Faber Pool and Park, Red Hook Recreation Area 2016-02-23 2016-02-23 3:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.64023590087890600, -74.13526916503906000; 40.67240142822265600, -74.00399780273438000 Mon, 19 Oct 2015 13:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/23/tour-of-gracie-mansion3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/23/tour-of-gracie-mansion3 Date: February 23, 2016

In 1799, a prosperous New York merchant named Archibald Gracie built a country house overlooking a bend in the East River, five miles north of the then-New York City limits. Little did he know that, more than 200 years later, his home would be serving as the official residence of the First Family of New York City - a place where history is made, not merely recorded.

As a historic house museum run by the Parks Department, sitting on 11 acres of grounds now known as Carl Schurz Park, Gracie Mansion has served as the home of 10 mayors, beginning first with Mayor Fiorello H. La Guardia in 1942. Today, Gracie Mansion is occupied by the de Blasio family, which has opened its doors in the spirit of the administration's motto: one city, rising together. In keeping with that theme, Mayor de Blasio and First Lady Chirlane McCray have introduced a new art installation, titled “Windows on the City: Looking Out at Gracie’s New York.” The installation consists of previously and newly acquired works, all from the original Gracie Mansion period, which have been curated to create a more historically accurate picture of life in New York City during the time of Gracie Mansion’s construction.

To RSVP for tour, please go to: on.nyc.gov/gracietour.

Currently, Gracie Mansion is not offering group tours. If you are part of a private organization that would like to tour the house, please email your request, including the size of group, your name and the purpose of a tour, to gracieinfo@cityhall.nyc.gov, and we will work to add you to one of the currently scheduled tours.

Photo ID required for entrance. No photography permitted in the interior. At the present time, tours are available in English only. Please plan to arrive at least five minutes in advance.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 3:50 pm

Contact phone: (212) 676-3060

Location: Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2016-02-23 2016-02-23 3:00 pm 3:50 pm 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56a68fcc263c3.jpg Wed, 27 Jan 2016 17:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Teen PASS]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/24/teen-pass http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/24/teen-pass Date: February 24, 2016

When school is out, Teen PASS offers FREE, exceptional clubs that focus on the areas of NYC Parks, arts, environmental science and sports that are tailored to the interests and talents of 6th - 8th graders. We create a safe space for young people to grow as scientists and artists, nature lovers and healthy individuals alongside our gifted staff.

Programs are held during weekday afternoons, select Saturdays and school holidays at Red Hook Recreation Center, Faber Park Field House and Westside Collaborative middle school. Check each individual site for specific program schedules.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: 2123602746

Location: Faber Park Field House (in Faber Pool and Park),Red Hook Recreation Center (in Red Hook Recreation Area)

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R008, B126 Faber Pool and Park, Red Hook Recreation Area 2016-02-24 2016-02-24 3:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.64023590087890600, -74.13526916503906000; 40.67240142822265600, -74.00399780273438000 Mon, 19 Oct 2015 13:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[GreenThumb Workshop: Conflict Resolution]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/24/greenthumb-workshop-conflict-resolution http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/24/greenthumb-workshop-conflict-resolution Date: February 24, 2016

Join fellow GreenThumb gardeners for an evening to come together and find solutions to issues that commonly arise between community gardeners. In this interactive and engaging workshop we will talk about underlying issues to common garden conflicts, walk through reallife scenarios, find solutions, and learn how to harness everyone’s unique talent to help gardens thrive for years to come.

In partnership with Just Food.

Please RSVP here.

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 602-5300

Location: Alfred E. Smith Recreation Center (in Alfred E. Smith Playground)

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M194 Alfred E. Smith Playground 2016-02-24 2016-02-24 5:30 pm 7:00 pm 40.71070098876953000, -73.99669647216797000 Mon, 25 Jan 2016 15:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/25/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/25/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour Date: February 25, 2016

Join Central Park Conservancy guides for an introduction to some of the southern park highlights, including Grand Army Plaza, the pond, Gapstow Bridge, Wollman Rink, Chess & Checkers House, and the Dairy.

The tour route involves moderate inclines and some stairs. Tour starts inside the park at 61st Street and Fifth Avenue. For weather cancellation, ticket and other policies, please review Central Park's Conservancy's policies carefully. Groups of seven or more must schedule a custom tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org.

For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

Location: Inside the Park at Fifth Avenue and 61st Street (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-02-25 2016-02-25 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.76549911499023400, -73.97219848632812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56423f05b161b.jpg Wed, 06 Jan 2016 15:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Ed Center Open Hours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/25/ed-center-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/25/ed-center-open-hours Date: February 25, 2016

The Ed Center is open for free, drop-in hours four afternoons a week, on Sundays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays!

Get to know Brooklyn Bridge Park with our 250-gallon aquarium filled with critters from the East River, a 10’-scale model of Brooklyn Bridge Park, crafts, a reading corner, and much more!

Photo by Alexa Hoyer

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Environmental Education Center (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-02-25 2016-02-25 3:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.70428673171300000, -73.98938399553300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56b39ce479a04.jpg Thu, 04 Feb 2016 15:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Teen PASS]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/25/teen-pass http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/25/teen-pass Date: February 25, 2016

When school is out, Teen PASS offers FREE, exceptional clubs that focus on the areas of NYC Parks, arts, environmental science and sports that are tailored to the interests and talents of 6th - 8th graders. We create a safe space for young people to grow as scientists and artists, nature lovers and healthy individuals alongside our gifted staff.

Programs are held during weekday afternoons, select Saturdays and school holidays at Red Hook Recreation Center, Faber Park Field House and Westside Collaborative middle school. Check each individual site for specific program schedules.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: 2123602746

Location: Faber Park Field House (in Faber Pool and Park),Red Hook Recreation Center (in Red Hook Recreation Area)

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R008, B126 Faber Pool and Park, Red Hook Recreation Area 2016-02-25 2016-02-25 3:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.64023590087890600, -74.13526916503906000; 40.67240142822265600, -74.00399780273438000 Mon, 19 Oct 2015 13:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Teen PASS]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/26/teen-pass http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/26/teen-pass Date: February 26, 2016

When school is out, Teen PASS offers FREE, exceptional clubs that focus on the areas of NYC Parks, arts, environmental science and sports that are tailored to the interests and talents of 6th - 8th graders. We create a safe space for young people to grow as scientists and artists, nature lovers and healthy individuals alongside our gifted staff.

Programs are held during weekday afternoons, select Saturdays and school holidays at Red Hook Recreation Center, Faber Park Field House and Westside Collaborative middle school. Check each individual site for specific program schedules.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: 2123602746

Location: Faber Park Field House (in Faber Pool and Park),Red Hook Recreation Center (in Red Hook Recreation Area)

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R008, B126 Faber Pool and Park, Red Hook Recreation Area 2016-02-26 2016-02-26 3:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.64023590087890600, -74.13526916503906000; 40.67240142822265600, -74.00399780273438000 Mon, 19 Oct 2015 13:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Northern Forts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/27/central-park-tour-northern-forts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/27/central-park-tour-northern-forts Date: February 27, 2016

Did you know that the north end of Central Park has a rich history that includes the British having been stationed here during the American Revolution, and American troops stationed there during the War of 1812? Recent archaeological and historical investigations in the area have revealed even more information about how the "Fort Landscape" was used in the late 18th and early 19th centuries, before this area was part of Central Park. This season, join our guides and learn the history of this part of the Park, get insight into the studies in the area, and appreciate the recent restorations undertaken by the Conservancy.

Highlights of this tour include McGowan's Pass, Fort Clinton, Nutter's Battery, and the Harlem Meer.

The tour route involves many hills and stairs, and some uneven terrain. Tour starts at Charles A. Dana Discovery Center (inside the park at 110th Street between Fifth and Lenox Avenues), and ends near the park perimeter at 106th Street and Fifth Avenue.

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review the Central Park Conservancy's policies carefully.

Groups of seven or more must schedule a custom tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org.For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

Location: Charles A. Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-02-27 2016-02-27 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.79679870605469000, -73.95149993896484000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/564242ad5ee65.jpg Wed, 06 Jan 2016 15:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[GreenThumb Workshop: Fruit Tree Pruning]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/27/greenthumb-workshop-fruit-tree-pruning http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/27/greenthumb-workshop-fruit-tree-pruning Date: February 27, 2016

Learn why fruit trees need annual pruning for best production. Discover and practice how to prune the different types of fruit trees. We will prune at the ideal time of year, in late winter.

Please RSVP here.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 602-5300

Location: Drew Gardens

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2016-02-27 2016-02-27 11:00 am 1:30 pm 40.83980178833008000, -73.87889862060547000 Mon, 25 Jan 2016 15:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Lunar New Year at the Prospect Park Zoo]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/27/lunar-new-year-at-the-prospect-park-zoo http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/27/lunar-new-year-at-the-prospect-park-zoo Date: February 27, 2016

The WCS’s (Wildlife Conservation Society) Prospect Park Zoo is celebrating the Year of the Monkey with special activities to ring in the Lunar New Year.

Activities each day include:

  • Hao Bang Ah Monkey Puppet Show – The Chinese Theatre Works will perform a special Year of the Monkey puppet show for visitors of all ages. (1 and 2:30 p.m.)
  • Monkey Treats – Visitors will make enrichment items that keepers will present to the zoo’s monkeys in celebration of the occasion. (12:30 and 3:30 p.m.)
  • Lunar New Year Zodiac Scavenger Hunt – Visitors will use a scavenger hunt map to search for answers about zoo animals that might also be represented in the lunar zodiac. Those who complete the hunt will receive a prize. (11 a.m. to 4 p.m)
  • Calligraphy – Visitors will take home a piece of the celebration by coloring monkey-themed bookmarks and have a Chinese calligraphy expert write on one side. (1:30 to 2:30 p.m. and 3 to 4 p.m.)
  • Lunar New Year Craft – Visitors will make a special craft to celebrate the new year. (11 a.m. to 1 p.m.)
  • Discovery Center – The zoo’s Discovery Center will be open and decorated for the new year. Education staff will introduce visitors to the zoo’s rabbit, another animal represented in the lunar zodiac. (11 a.m. to 4 p.m.)
  • Sea Lion Feedings – The zoo’s daily sea lion feedings will take place at 11:30 a.m., 2 and 4 p.m.

All event times are subject to change. For a complete schedule, visit prospectparkzoo.com.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 399-7339

Location: Prospect Park Zoo (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2016-02-27 2016-02-27 11:00 am 4:30 pm 40.66527557373047000, -73.96540832519531000 Fri, 22 Jan 2016 13:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Playwriting for Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/27/playwriting-for-adults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/27/playwriting-for-adults Date: February 27, 2016

Join Juan Ramirez in a playwriting series of workshops at the Poe Park Visitor Center on Saturdays. This class is for adults. The class will workshop:

  • Creating characters, monologues and outlines
  • Proper play format
  • How to make character dialogue natural
  • Emphasizing character development
  • How to find inspiration with the world around you
  • Discovering genres

Fun exercises: Characters writing letters to each other, characters talking to other fictional characters, writing like other playwrights

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2016-02-27 2016-02-27 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Wed, 30 Dec 2015 12:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Lighthouses of the Greenbelt]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/27/lighthouses-of-the-greenbelt http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/27/lighthouses-of-the-greenbelt Date: February 27, 2016

Learn about the two lighthouses that border the Greenbelt, and the importance of lighthouses in Staten Island's history.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2016-02-27 2016-02-27 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 Mon, 11 Jan 2016 18:00:01 EST
<![CDATA[Cooking Demo: Cooking with Vanilla]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/27/cooking-demo-cooking-with-vanilla http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/27/cooking-demo-cooking-with-vanilla Date: February 27, 2016

The taste of vanilla is hard to describe—and even harder to resist! The source of this enigmatic flavoring is Vanilla planifolia, an orchid native to Mexico. Watch as a chef from Wave Hill exclusive caterer Great Performances prepares some delicious dishes and, after sampling the results, take a stroll to the Marco Polo Stufano Conservatory to meet our very own vanilla plant and some of its lovely relatives.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2016-02-27 2016-02-27 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56aa6338e6865.jpg Tue, 02 Feb 2016 18:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Nature's Workshop: Natural Fiber Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/27/natures-workshop-natural-fiber-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/27/natures-workshop-natural-fiber-workshop Date: February 27, 2016

Urban Park Rangers Nature Centers are your gateway to New York City parks. Each serves as an in–park community center for public education, recreational activities, and environmental studies. The centers serve as both starting points for walking tours and workshop sites for educational programs for the whole family. This winter, join us for the Nature's Workshop series. Each program in this series explores its topic in depth and allows you to develop a skill, participate in a hands-on project, and indulge your curiosity. All supplies provided.

Learn how to extract fiber and dyes from natural plants and try your hand at tying and weaving techniques using cordage made from plant fiber. Participants are chosen by lottery. To enter your name in the lottery, visit www.nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Thursday, February 11th.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-421-2021

Location: Fort Greene Park Visitor Center (in Fort Greene Park)

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B032 Fort Greene Park 2016-02-27 2016-02-27 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.69219970703125000, -73.97480010986328000 Wed, 09 Dec 2015 16:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Ed Center Open Hours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/27/ed-center-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/27/ed-center-open-hours Date: February 27, 2016

The Ed Center is open for free, drop-in hours four afternoons a week!

Get to know Brooklyn Bridge Park with our 250-gallon aquarium filled with critters from the East River, a 10’-scale model of Brooklyn Bridge Park, crafts, a reading corner, and much more!

Photo by Alexa Hoyer

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Environmental Education Center (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-02-27 2016-02-27 1:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.70428673171300000, -73.98938399553300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56b39ce479a04.jpg Thu, 04 Feb 2016 15:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Union Square: Crossroads of New York Walking Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/27/union-square-crossroads-of-new-york-walking-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/27/union-square-crossroads-of-new-york-walking-tour Date: February 27, 2016

The Union Square Partnership teamed with Big Onion Walking Tours to create a free, 90-minute walking tour Saturdays entitled Union Square: Crossroads of New York. The tour departs from the Abraham Lincoln Statue located along the 16th Street transverse. With the help of a tour guide, you will explore the social and political history of the Union Square neighborhood through discussions of the people, history, architecture, and forces that have shaped this community. Reservations are not required for individuals, but are required for groups.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 517-1826

Location: Abraham Lincoln Statue (in Union Square Park)

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M089 Union Square Park 2016-02-27 2016-02-27 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.73630142211914000, -73.99009704589844000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54cfe899a5d4d.jpg Tue, 15 Dec 2015 11:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Lunar New Year at the Prospect Park Zoo]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/28/lunar-new-year-at-the-prospect-park-zoo http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/28/lunar-new-year-at-the-prospect-park-zoo Date: February 28, 2016

The WCS’s (Wildlife Conservation Society) Prospect Park Zoo is celebrating the Year of the Monkey with special activities to ring in the Lunar New Year.

Activities each day include:

  • Hao Bang Ah Monkey Puppet Show – The Chinese Theatre Works will perform a special Year of the Monkey puppet show for visitors of all ages. (1 and 2:30 p.m.)
  • Monkey Treats – Visitors will make enrichment items that keepers will present to the zoo’s monkeys in celebration of the occasion. (12:30 and 3:30 p.m.)
  • Lunar New Year Zodiac Scavenger Hunt – Visitors will use a scavenger hunt map to search for answers about zoo animals that might also be represented in the lunar zodiac. Those who complete the hunt will receive a prize. (11 a.m. to 4 p.m)
  • Calligraphy – Visitors will take home a piece of the celebration by coloring monkey-themed bookmarks and have a Chinese calligraphy expert write on one side. (1:30 to 2:30 p.m. and 3 to 4 p.m.)
  • Lunar New Year Craft – Visitors will make a special craft to celebrate the new year. (11 a.m. to 1 p.m.)
  • Discovery Center – The zoo’s Discovery Center will be open and decorated for the new year. Education staff will introduce visitors to the zoo’s rabbit, another animal represented in the lunar zodiac. (11 a.m. to 4 p.m.)
  • Sea Lion Feedings – The zoo’s daily sea lion feedings will take place at 11:30 a.m., 2 and 4 p.m.

All event times are subject to change. For a complete schedule, visit prospectparkzoo.com.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 399-7339

Location: Prospect Park Zoo (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2016-02-28 2016-02-28 11:00 am 4:30 pm 40.66527557373047000, -73.96540832519531000 Fri, 22 Jan 2016 13:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Lecture: Walking on WaterThe Past and Future of the Old Croton Aqueduct]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/28/lecture-walking-on-waterthe-past-and-future-of-the-old-croton-aqueduct http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/28/lecture-walking-on-waterthe-past-and-future-of-the-old-croton-aqueduct Date: February 28, 2016

Join Tom Tarnowsky and Mavis Cain of the Friends of the Old Croton Aqueduct for this talk about the fascinating history of the 41-mile aqueduct that quenched the thirst of an expanding urban population and saved the city from fires, disease and nasty smells. Completed in 1842, the aqueduct was an engineering marvel that carried fresh water from Westchester County to New York City.

The scenic walking path above the underground aqueduct, now a National Landmark, winds through villages, woodlands, urban areas, and over the newly-restored High Bridge on its journey to Manhattan.

Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2016-02-28 2016-02-28 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56aa63d84ccfc.jpg Tue, 02 Feb 2016 19:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Winter Tree ID]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/28/winter-tree-id http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/28/winter-tree-id Date: February 28, 2016

Our Urban Park Ranger hiking guides will introduce you to the hidden gems of New York City. This hike will strengthen your winter tree ID skills as you learn about different characteristics and traits to look for, in order to identify trees without their leaves.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: 212-628-2345

Location: Isham Street and Seaman Avenue (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2016-02-28 2016-02-28 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.87005996704101600, -73.92106628417969000 Wed, 09 Dec 2015 16:00:02 EST