NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2015 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://www.nycgovparks.org/sub_things_to_do/upcoming_events/events_search.php NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Fri, 22 May 2015 15:06:49 GMT NYC Parks News 25 25 http://www.nycgovparks.org/sub_things_to_do/upcoming_events/events_search.php http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/parks_leaf_thumb.gif <![CDATA[Art in the Garden: Nature & Science in Dialogue]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/22/art-in-the-garden-nature-science-in-dialogue http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/22/art-in-the-garden-nature-science-in-dialogue Date: May 22, 2015

Artist Emily Barnett's exhibit of recent collages and installations integrates themes of nature and science using a vocabulary of forms including quantum corrals (an iconic scientific image of individual atoms manipulated with a scanning tunneling microscope), snake skeletons, nests and constellations.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-05-22 2015-05-22 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55316a4e7ba86.jpg Fri, 17 Apr 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/22/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/22/bryant-park-juggling Date: May 22, 2015

Test your coordination and dexterity with free juggling lessons in the park. All skill levels are welcome to join in the fun. Equipment is provided.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 42nd Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-05-22 2015-05-22 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7543, -73.9834 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551c3ca583ca1.jpg Fri, 03 Apr 2015 16:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Creative Writing Short Stories Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/22/creative-writing-short-stories-fictionnon-fictionadults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/22/creative-writing-short-stories-fictionnon-fictionadults Date: May 22, 2015

Take this introduction to short story writing. Learn about plot, conflict, resolution with a published writer.

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-05-22 2015-05-22 1:30 pm 3:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Fencing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/22/bryant-park-fencing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/22/bryant-park-fencing Date: May 22, 2015

Take a stab at the modern sport of fencing with masters from Manhattan Fencing Center. No prior experience needed and equipment is provided.

Call (212) 382-2255 to pre-register or take a chance and drop by. Must be 16 or older to participate.

For more information, check out the Fencing post on the Bryant Park Blog.

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Fifth Avenue Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-05-22 2015-05-22 1:30 pm 2:30 pm 40.7528, -73.9816 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551c5d9ace645.jpg Fri, 03 Apr 2015 16:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Belvedere's Kingdom]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/22/central-park-tour-belvederes-kingdom http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/22/central-park-tour-belvederes-kingdom Date: May 22, 2015

Completed in 1872, Belvedere Castle offers grand views of the landscape it dominates just west of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Join Central Park Conservancy guides on this tour of the area's best-loved attractions, including Belvedere Castle, the Great Lawn, Turtle Pond, and the 3,500-year-old Obelisk, commonly known as Cleopatra’s Needle.

The tour route involves moderate inclines and a few stairs. Tour starts and ends at Belvedere Castle (mid-Park at 79th Street)

Space is limited; advance ticket purchase recommended. Tickets available onsite with credit card only. Please arrive at the meeting location 15 minutes before the start of the tour to allow time for check in. For the courtesy of other guests, those arriving after the start time cannot be accommodated.

Ticket sales are final. Tours take place rain or shine, except in extreme weather conditions (heavy rain, sustained winds of 30 mph or more, snowstorms, and a wind chill below 25 Fahrenheit or heat index above 95 degrees Fahrenheit).

Groups of seven or more must schedule a custom tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org.

For the latest information or to see more dates for this tour, check the Central Park Conservancy calendar. Tour dates and times are subject to change without notice.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Belvedere Castle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-05-22 2015-05-22 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.7793, -73.9691 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/530fef2612e4a.jpg Tue, 07 Apr 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[ESL Beginners Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/23/esl-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/23/esl-class Date: May 23, 2015

Spanish-speaking adults will learn the basic structure of English from an ESL instructor. New students must take a placement test, which is administered at 9 a.m. on Saturdays.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-05-23 2015-05-23 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 12 Feb 2015 17:00:11 EST
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: Nature & Science in Dialogue]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/23/art-in-the-garden-nature-science-in-dialogue http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/23/art-in-the-garden-nature-science-in-dialogue Date: May 23, 2015

Artist Emily Barnett's exhibit of recent collages and installations integrates themes of nature and science using a vocabulary of forms including quantum corrals (an iconic scientific image of individual atoms manipulated with a scanning tunneling microscope), snake skeletons, nests and constellations.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-05-23 2015-05-23 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55316a4e7ba86.jpg Fri, 17 Apr 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Bird Walks at Van Cortlandt Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/23/bird-walks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/23/bird-walks Date: May 23, 2015

The history of birding and Van Cortlandt Park are inseparable. Influential birders such as Roger Tory Peterson and Allan D. Cruickshank got their starts on Van Cortlandt’s ecologically diverse grounds. These walks, led by NYC Audobon experts, celebrate the tradition set forth by these great ornithologists. Participants will look for various species of residents and migrants and discuss a wide range of avian topics. For more information, please call (212) 691-7483.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 691-7483

Location: Van Cortlandt Nature Center (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2015-05-23 2015-05-23 8:00 am 9:30 am 40.8911, -73.894 Wed, 13 May 2015 18:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[HSBC Children’s Garden Spring Session at QBG]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/23/hsbc-childrens-garden-spring-session-at-qbg http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/23/hsbc-childrens-garden-spring-session-at-qbg Date: May 23, 2015

The HSBC Children’s Garden at Queens Botanical Garden offers hands-on discovery for ages 5-12. Children’s imaginations and knowledge blossom as they plant and harvest vegetables and flowers, visit the Bee garden, and more.

This program takes place on Saturdays from April 11 to June 20 (except May 23). Children must be 5 years old by June 30, 2015.

Registration required by email at education@queensbotanical.org.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-05-23 2015-05-23 9:30 am 12:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54d3b031016c2.jpg Thu, 05 Mar 2015 18:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[ESL Advanced Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/23/esl-advanced http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/23/esl-advanced Date: May 23, 2015

The focus of this class will be on sharpening English language speaking, reading comprehension, and writing for Spanish-speaking adults with good conversational writing and reading skills.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-05-23 2015-05-23 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 19:00:09 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Fly Fishing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/23/bryant-park-fly-fishing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/23/bryant-park-fly-fishing Date: May 23, 2015

Learn the basics of fly fishing for free.

Join expert instructors from Orvis for lessons of fly casting and outfit rigging. Class spaces are first come first served. Call Orvis at (212) 827-0698 to reserve your spot.

For more information, check out the Fly Fishing post on the Bryant Park blog.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Fifth Avenue Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-05-23 2015-05-23 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7528, -73.9816 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551467e37d383.jpg Tue, 12 May 2015 12:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Redesign Javits Playground with Storefront Science]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/23/redesign-javits-playground-with-storefront-science http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/23/redesign-javits-playground-with-storefront-science Date: May 23, 2015

You love playing in Javits Playground, but do you want it to offer more adventure, more climbing, more youth basketball, more modern play equipment or gardening? Whatever your vision, we need your help to guide its upcoming capital reconstruction. Come spend time with Dr. A exploring the math, engineering and physics of the playground, and then get creative about what your future Javits would look like? Javits has received $1.6 million in capital funding from Councilmember Rodriguez and Borough President Brewer. Fundraising is underway for the additional $1 million needed for the project.

Space is limited. Appropriate for ages 5-12. Children must be accompanied by an adult. You must pre-register by emailing info@FortTryonPark.org with child's name and age.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Jacob Javits Playground (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2015-05-23 2015-05-23 10:00 am 11:30 am 40.859, -73.9349 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5554c3b4bb9ce.jpg Fri, 15 May 2015 13:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Audubon: Wonderful Warblers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/23/popup-audubon-wonderful-warblers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/23/popup-audubon-wonderful-warblers Date: May 23, 2015

Join the Alliance to discover why Prospect Park is an important place for many species of birds. Through fun games, experiments and citizen science projects, learn why warblers are so wonderful.

  • Adventure Hike, 12–1 pm
    Alliance naturalists will introduce you to the natural history of Prospect Park and the Park's hidden trails. Recommended for families with children 5 and older.
  • Nature on the Go!, 1–2 pm
    Did you know 25 types of warblers stop at Prospect Park in May? Learn how to identify these cute and colorful birds on a bird walk. Participants will also create their own pair of binoculars and learn how to identify these colorful songbirds.
  • Nature’s Helpers, 2–3 pm
    Did you know that trees help trees? After learning how mulch protects tree roots, spend time spreading wood chips around trees.
  • Family Birdwatching, 3–4 pm
    After learning how to use binoculars, join our naturalists to identify some of the 250 species of birds that call Prospect Park home.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Eastwood (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-05-23 2015-05-23 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.6618, -73.9659 Thu, 23 Apr 2015 16:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Audubon II: Plant Clues]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/23/popup-audubon-ii-plant-clues http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/23/popup-audubon-ii-plant-clues Date: May 23, 2015

This spring, the Prospect Park Alliance introduces twice the Pop-Up Audubon fun with a second tent that explores the aquatic habitats of Prospect Park. In May, learn what trees and plants tell us about our environment.

  • Discovery Pack, 11 am–4 pm
    The Prospect Park Alliance invites you to get inspired by nature with our new Discovery Packs, a ready-to-go kits filled with nature activities for families. In May, monitor the development of plants that supply food and shelter for birds in Prospect Park.
  • Lakeside Nature Stroll, 12–1 pm
    Join Alliance naturalists for a guided nature walk through the meandering paths of the Peninsula and scout for plants that thrive in that unique environment.
  • Junior Naturalists, 1–2 pm
    Help Alliance naturalists track the growth of important plant species in this citizen science program.
  • Nature’s Helpers, 2–3 pm
    Let’s lend a helping hand to make our park a better place. Learn how mulch helps trees, spread wood chips or protect the environment by removing damaging litter.
  • Family Birdwatching, 3–4 pm
    After learning how to use binoculars, join our naturalists to identify some of the 250 species of birds that call Prospect Park home.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Peninsula (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-05-23 2015-05-23 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.6572, -73.9689 Tue, 10 Mar 2015 12:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[ESL Intermediate Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/23/esl-intermediate http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/23/esl-intermediate Date: May 23, 2015

Spanish-speaking adults will learn the basic structure of reading and writing English from a certified ESL instructor.

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-05-23 2015-05-23 11:30 am 12:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 19:00:10 EST
<![CDATA[Citizenship Classes for Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/23/citizenship-classes-for-adults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/23/citizenship-classes-for-adults Date: May 23, 2015

In this class, students will review sample citizenship questions as well as practice English comprehension, pronunciation, and listening skills.

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-05-23 2015-05-23 12:30 pm 1:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 19:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Union Square: Crossroads of New York Walking Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/23/union-square-crossroads-of-new-york-walking-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/23/union-square-crossroads-of-new-york-walking-tour Date: May 23, 2015

The Union Square Partnership teamed with Big Onion Walking Tours to create a free, 90-minute walking tour Saturdaysentitled 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 2015-05-23 2015-05-23 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.7363, -73.9901 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54cfe899a5d4d.jpg Tue, 14 Apr 2015 16:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Fleece Fun]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/23/fleece-fun http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/23/fleece-fun Date: May 23, 2015

Come to Lefferts Historic House and see how wool was used on a Flatbush farm.

You can brush the wool with carding paddles, spin yarn using a drop spindle, and even make a felt ball to take home with you.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-05-23 2015-05-23 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6643, -73.9639 Wed, 25 Feb 2015 12:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Mid-Park Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/23/central-park-tour-midpark-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/23/central-park-tour-midpark-welcome-tour Date: May 23, 2015

Explore some of the park's best-known features, including the Lake and the Ramble, and then marvel at the view from Belvedere Castle, on this tour led by Central Park Conservancy guides.

The tour route involves many hills, stairs, and uneven terrain. Tour starts in front of the Alexander von Humboldt statue (77th Street and Central Park West), and ends at Belvedere Castle (mid-Park at 79th Street)

Tours take place rain or shine, except in extreme weather conditions (heavy rain, sustained winds of 30 mph or more, snowstorms, and a wind chill below 25 degrees Fahrenheit or heat index above 95 degrees Fahrenheit).

Groups of seven or more must schedule a custom tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org.

For the latest information or to see more dates for this tour, check the Central Park Conservancy calendar. Tour dates and times are subject to change without notice.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 2:45 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Alexander von Humboldt statue (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-05-23 2015-05-23 2:00 pm 2:45 pm 40.7794, -73.9734 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5522d48944911.jpg Tue, 07 Apr 2015 18:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: Nature & Science in Dialogue]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/24/art-in-the-garden-nature-science-in-dialogue http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/24/art-in-the-garden-nature-science-in-dialogue Date: May 24, 2015

Artist Emily Barnett's exhibit of recent collages and installations integrates themes of nature and science using a vocabulary of forms including quantum corrals (an iconic scientific image of individual atoms manipulated with a scanning tunneling microscope), snake skeletons, nests and constellations.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-05-24 2015-05-24 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55316a4e7ba86.jpg Fri, 17 Apr 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Alley Pond Park Adventure Course: Free Public Sundays]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/24/alley-pond-park-adventure-course-free-public-sundays http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/24/alley-pond-park-adventure-course-free-public-sundays Date: May 24, 2015

The Alley Pond Park Adventure Course offers free outdoor adventure that fosters trust, communication and team building at Alley Pond Park. The program is a two-hour adventure, which includes both low and high elements. The Adventure Course is open for individuals, small groups of friend, and family.

Space is Limited. Open to ages 8 and up. Minors must be accompanied by an adult. Valid photo identificaiton required. Sneakers required. For the months of July and August pre-registration is required. Please visit www.nycgovparks.org/programs/rangers/registration to enter your name into the lottery.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 217-4685

Location: Alley Pond Park Adventure Center (in Alley Pond Park)

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2015-05-24 2015-05-24 9:30 am 12:00 pm 40.7428, -73.7359 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5508a1ad5dcb1.JPG Wed, 22 Apr 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Birding Basics for Families]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/24/birding-basics-for-families http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/24/birding-basics-for-families Date: May 24, 2015

Experience Central Park when it becomes a precious bird habitat and migration hot spot! Bring your family on a guided walk led by Conservancy Discovery Guides and NYC Audubon Society. Learn how to spot our feathered residents that make Central Park their home, and their foreign cousins as they pass through Central Park during their annual migration. Witness firsthand how the Conservancy's work has made the Park a sanctuary for these birds. Binoculars can be borrowed from the Dana Discovery Center.

Families only, maximum of three children per parent or guardian; no groups. Ages 5+. Free, pre-registration is recommended. Space is limited; arrive early for check in.

This program takes place rain or shine, except in extreme weather conditions (heavy rain, sustained winds of 30mph or heat index above 95 degrees).

For more information, please call 212.860.1378

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 860.1378

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

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M010 Central Park 2015-05-24 2015-05-24 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7968, -73.9515 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54f8b1598d246.jpg Thu, 09 Apr 2015 12:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Audubon: Wonderful Warblers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/24/popup-audubon-wonderful-warblers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/24/popup-audubon-wonderful-warblers Date: May 24, 2015

Join the Alliance to discover why Prospect Park is an important place for many species of birds. Through fun games, experiments and citizen science projects, learn why warblers are so wonderful.

  • Adventure Hike, 12–1 pm
    Alliance naturalists will introduce you to the natural history of Prospect Park and the Park's hidden trails. Recommended for families with children 5 and older.
  • Nature on the Go!, 1–2 pm
    Did you know 25 types of warblers stop at Prospect Park in May? Learn how to identify these cute and colorful birds on a bird walk. Participants will also create their own pair of binoculars and learn how to identify these colorful songbirds.
  • Nature’s Helpers, 2–3 pm
    Did you know that trees help trees? After learning how mulch protects tree roots, spend time spreading wood chips around trees.
  • Family Birdwatching, 3–4 pm
    After learning how to use binoculars, join our naturalists to identify some of the 250 species of birds that call Prospect Park home.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Eastwood (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-05-24 2015-05-24 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.6618, -73.9659 Thu, 23 Apr 2015 16:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Audubon II: Plant Clues]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/24/popup-audubon-ii-plant-clues http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/24/popup-audubon-ii-plant-clues Date: May 24, 2015

This spring, the Prospect Park Alliance introduces twice the Pop-Up Audubon fun with a second tent that explores the aquatic habitats of Prospect Park. In May, learn what trees and plants tell us about our environment.

  • Discovery Pack, 11 am–4 pm
    The Prospect Park Alliance invites you to get inspired by nature with our new Discovery Packs, a ready-to-go kits filled with nature activities for families. In May, monitor the development of plants that supply food and shelter for birds in Prospect Park.
  • Lakeside Nature Stroll, 12–1 pm
    Join Alliance naturalists for a guided nature walk through the meandering paths of the Peninsula and scout for plants that thrive in that unique environment.
  • Junior Naturalists, 1–2 pm
    Help Alliance naturalists track the growth of important plant species in this citizen science program.
  • Nature’s Helpers, 2–3 pm
    Let’s lend a helping hand to make our park a better place. Learn how mulch helps trees, spread wood chips or protect the environment by removing damaging litter.
  • Family Birdwatching, 3–4 pm
    After learning how to use binoculars, join our naturalists to identify some of the 250 species of birds that call Prospect Park home.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Peninsula (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-05-24 2015-05-24 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.6572, -73.9689 Tue, 10 Mar 2015 12:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Learn To Ride for Kids]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/24/summer-on-the-hudson-learn-to-ride http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/24/summer-on-the-hudson-learn-to-ride Date: May 24, 2015

This class is for new riders, 5 years old and up.

Learn to balance, ride, and enjoy life on two wheels. Don't have a bike yet? No problem, a limited number of kids bikes will be lent for the day by Bike and Roll NYC.

Reservations required here. Day of training is first come, first trained; there may be a wait.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Bike path at 135th Street

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2015-05-24 2015-05-24 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.8215, -73.9588 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55198d4dd3004.JPG Fri, 03 Apr 2015 18:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Northern Forts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/24/central-park-tour-northern-forts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/24/central-park-tour-northern-forts Date: May 24, 2015

History buffs will love this exploration of the fort landscape in the northern part of Central Park. Join Central Park Conservancy guides to visit sites that played important strategic roles in the American Revolution and the War of 1812.

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

Space is limited; Space is limited; advance ticket purchase recommended. Please arrive at the meeting location 15 minutes before the start of the tour to allow time for check-in. Out of consideration for other guests we cannot accommodate those arriving after the start time.

Ticket sales are final. Tours take place rain or shine, except in extreme weather conditions (heavy rain, sustained winds of 30mph or more, snowstorms, and a wind chill below 25 degree Fahrenheit or heat index above 95 degrees Fahrenheit).

Groups of seven or more must schedule a custom tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org.

For the latest information or to see more dates for this tour, check the Central Park Conservancy calendar. Tour dates and times are subject to change without notice.

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 2015-05-24 2015-05-24 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.7968, -73.9515 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5522d53ad96f0.jpg Tue, 07 Apr 2015 18:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Alley Pond Park Adventure Course: Free Public Sundays]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/24/alley-pond-park-adventure-course-free-public-sundays1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/24/alley-pond-park-adventure-course-free-public-sundays1 Date: May 24, 2015

The Alley Pond Park Adventure Course offers free outdoor adventure that fosters trust, communication, and team building. The program is two-hour adventure which includes both low and high elements. The Adventure Course is open for individuals, small groups of friends, and family.

Space is Limited. Open to ages 8 and up. Minors must be accompanied by an adult. Valid photo identificaiton required. Sneakers required. For the months of July and August pre-registration is required. Please visit http://www.nycgovparks.org/programs/rangers/registration to enter your name into the lottery.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 217-4685

Location: Alley Pond Park Adventure Center (in Alley Pond Park)

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2015-05-24 2015-05-24 1:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.7428, -73.7359 Wed, 22 Apr 2015 17:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Fleece Fun]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/24/fleece-fun http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/24/fleece-fun Date: May 24, 2015

Come to Lefferts Historic House and see how wool was used on a Flatbush farm.

You can brush the wool with carding paddles, spin yarn using a drop spindle, and even make a felt ball to take home with you.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-05-24 2015-05-24 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6643, -73.9639 Wed, 25 Feb 2015 12:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: Nature & Science in Dialogue]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/25/art-in-the-garden-nature-science-in-dialogue http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/25/art-in-the-garden-nature-science-in-dialogue Date: May 25, 2015

Artist Emily Barnett's exhibit of recent collages and installations integrates themes of nature and science using a vocabulary of forms including quantum corrals (an iconic scientific image of individual atoms manipulated with a scanning tunneling microscope), snake skeletons, nests and constellations.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-05-25 2015-05-25 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55316a4e7ba86.jpg Fri, 17 Apr 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Language Classes]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/25/bryant-park-language-classes http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/25/bryant-park-language-classes Date: May 25, 2015

Ciao! Ola! Konnichiwa! Hola!

Bryant Park speaks Italian, Brazilian Portuguese, Japanese, and Spanish this summer with free classes from inlingua. Learn a new language in these standalone beginner classes. Classes are not cumulative, so you may attend any class throughout the season.

If you find that registration for the class you'd like to take is full, take a chance and drop by! We have been able to accommodate walk-ins at some of our summer classes.

Start time: 11:45 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-05-25 2015-05-25 11:45 am 12:30 pm 40.7534, -73.9827 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551c5dcbae1f1.jpg Fri, 03 Apr 2015 16:00:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Memorial Day in Prospect Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/25/memorial-day-in-prospect-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/25/memorial-day-in-prospect-park Date: May 25, 2015

Join the Prospect Park Alliance this Memorial Day for family-friendly activities at the Prospect Park Audubon Center and Lefferts Historic House.

Nature Exploration, 12–4 pm
Prospect Park Audubon Center, Free

  • Nature Play, 1–2 pm
    Join Alliance naturalists and begin to appreciate the beauty of nature and develop self-reliance, creativity, and problem-solving skills through different outdoor play-based activities.
  • Nature’s Helpers 2–3 pm
    Did you know that trees help trees? After learning how mulch protects tree roots, spend time spreading wood chips around trees.
  • Nature on the Go!, 3–4 pm
    An Alliance naturalist will lead children and families to areas near the Audubon Center, where you can learn about the nature that is all around us and participate in a Citizen Science project!
  • Animal Encounter, 4–4:30 pm
    Curious as to how “Snappy” the turtle got her name? Want to watch the snake gobble up a mouse? Join Alliance naturalists to meet the animals in the Audubon Center’s collection. Learn what it takes to care for these amazing creatures and assist in an actual feeding.

Potato Planting, 2–4 pm
Lefferts Historic House, $3 suggested donatio
n.
Join the Prospect Park Alliance at Lefferts Historic House, and get a taste of what life was like on a Flatbush farm in spring. Join us in planting our annual potato crop, race against friends and family in organized potato sack races and take a tour of the Lefferts historic rooms.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Audubon Center at the Boathouse (in Prospect Park),Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-05-25 2015-05-25 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654; 40.6643, -73.9639 Fri, 06 Mar 2015 12:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/25/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/25/bryant-park-juggling Date: May 25, 2015

Test your coordination and dexterity with free juggling lessons in the park. All skill levels are welcome to join in the fun. Equipment is provided.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 42nd Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-05-25 2015-05-25 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7543, -73.9834 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551c3ca583ca1.jpg Fri, 03 Apr 2015 16:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: Nature & Science in Dialogue]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/26/art-in-the-garden-nature-science-in-dialogue http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/26/art-in-the-garden-nature-science-in-dialogue Date: May 26, 2015

Artist Emily Barnett's exhibit of recent collages and installations integrates themes of nature and science using a vocabulary of forms including quantum corrals (an iconic scientific image of individual atoms manipulated with a scanning tunneling microscope), snake skeletons, nests and constellations.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-05-26 2015-05-26 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55316a4e7ba86.jpg Fri, 17 Apr 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Mid-Park Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/26/central-park-tour-midpark-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/26/central-park-tour-midpark-welcome-tour Date: May 26, 2015

Explore some of the park's best-known features, including the Lake and the Ramble, and then marvel at the view from Belvedere Castle, on this tour led by Central Park Conservancy guides.

The tour route involves many hills, stairs, and uneven terrain. Tour starts in front of the Alexander von Humboldt statue (77th Street and Central Park West), and ends at Belvedere Castle (mid-Park at 79th Street)

Tours take place rain or shine, except in extreme weather conditions (heavy rain, sustained winds of 30 mph or more, snowstorms, and a wind chill below 25 degrees Fahrenheit or heat index above 95 degrees Fahrenheit).

Groups of seven or more must schedule a custom tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org.

For the latest information or to see more dates for this tour, check the Central Park Conservancy calendar. Tour dates and times are subject to change without notice.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 11:45 am

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Alexander von Humboldt statue (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-05-26 2015-05-26 11:00 am 11:45 am 40.7794, -73.9734 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5522d48944911.jpg Tue, 07 Apr 2015 18:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/26/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/26/bryant-park-juggling Date: May 26, 2015

Test your coordination and dexterity with free juggling lessons in the park. All skill levels are welcome to join in the fun. Equipment is provided.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 42nd Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-05-26 2015-05-26 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7543, -73.9834 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551c3ca583ca1.jpg Fri, 03 Apr 2015 16:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: Nature & Science in Dialogue]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/27/art-in-the-garden-nature-science-in-dialogue http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/27/art-in-the-garden-nature-science-in-dialogue Date: May 27, 2015

Artist Emily Barnett's exhibit of recent collages and installations integrates themes of nature and science using a vocabulary of forms including quantum corrals (an iconic scientific image of individual atoms manipulated with a scanning tunneling microscope), snake skeletons, nests and constellations.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-05-27 2015-05-27 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55316a4e7ba86.jpg Fri, 17 Apr 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/27/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/27/bryant-park-juggling Date: May 27, 2015

Test your coordination and dexterity with free juggling lessons in the park. All skill levels are welcome to join in the fun. Equipment is provided.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 42nd Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-05-27 2015-05-27 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7543, -73.9834 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551c3ca583ca1.jpg Fri, 03 Apr 2015 16:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[City Chicken Institute: How to Build an Auto Waterer]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/27/city-chicken-institute-how-to-build-an-auto-waterer http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/27/city-chicken-institute-how-to-build-an-auto-waterer Date: May 27, 2015

You can raise chickens in New York City! Visit a live chicken coop and learn about the benefits of raising your own flock in an urban setting. There are workshops that are suitable for all levels of experience.

Workshops may include hands-on components, so please come in appropriate attire. You will be provided with all necessary tools and gloves.

Garden gates open at 5:30 p.m., the workshop begins at 6 p.m.

For more informaiton and updates visit our Meet Up.com page

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 333-2552

Location: Paradise on Earth

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2015-05-27 2015-05-27 5:30 pm 7:00 pm 40.8269, -73.8939 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5531252ddb5bf.jpg Wed, 22 Apr 2015 19:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Partnerships Academy: Stewardship 101: How To Get Involved With Your Community Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/27/partnerships-academy-stewardship-101-how-to-get-involved-with-your-community-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/27/partnerships-academy-stewardship-101-how-to-get-involved-with-your-community-park Date: May 27, 2015

Do you care about the NYC parks, trees, and green spaces where you work or live? Want to do more to help out?

The Partnerships Academy is a free training program that supports community-based park groups and individual volunteers to achieve success. Whether you are new to volunteering in parks, or already involved, this training will help you get clear on your next step.

At this training, you will:

  • Get connected to free tools, paint, and supplies to run your own park project
  • Learn what a "Friends of" park group is and how you can join or start one
  • Get tips on the best NYC resources for green space enthusiasts
  • Find out how your company or group can volunteer in parks
  • Learn from other New Yorkers who have made a difference in their parks and communities

Please register here for this event.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 788-1965

Location: Ranaqua: Bronx Parks Headquarters

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2015-05-27 2015-05-27 6:30 pm 8:00 pm 40.8473, -73.8707 Mon, 11 May 2015 14:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: Nature & Science in Dialogue]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/28/art-in-the-garden-nature-science-in-dialogue http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/28/art-in-the-garden-nature-science-in-dialogue Date: May 28, 2015

Artist Emily Barnett's exhibit of recent collages and installations integrates themes of nature and science using a vocabulary of forms including quantum corrals (an iconic scientific image of individual atoms manipulated with a scanning tunneling microscope), snake skeletons, nests and constellations.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-05-28 2015-05-28 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55316a4e7ba86.jpg Fri, 17 Apr 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Locomotive Lawn Live]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/28/summer-on-the-hudson-locomotive-lawn-live http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/28/summer-on-the-hudson-locomotive-lawn-live Date: May 28, 2015

Bilingual Birdies celebrates language and culture with fun-filled live music, dance, and puppetry! Concerts may be held in Spanish, French, Mandarin, Hebrew, or English.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: 311

Location: Locomotive Lawn (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2015-05-28 2015-05-28 10:30 am 11:00 am 40.7749, -73.9912 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/550091b0bb35f.JPG Thu, 02 Apr 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Northern Forts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/28/central-park-tour-northern-forts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/28/central-park-tour-northern-forts Date: May 28, 2015

History buffs will love this exploration of the fort landscape in the northern part of Central Park. Join Central Park Conservancy guides to visit sites that played important strategic roles in the American Revolution and the War of 1812.

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

Space is limited; Space is limited; advance ticket purchase recommended. Please arrive at the meeting location 15 minutes before the start of the tour to allow time for check-in. Out of consideration for other guests we cannot accommodate those arriving after the start time.

Ticket sales are final. Tours take place rain or shine, except in extreme weather conditions (heavy rain, sustained winds of 30mph or more, snowstorms, and a wind chill below 25 degree Fahrenheit or heat index above 95 degrees Fahrenheit).

Groups of seven or more must schedule a custom tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org.

For the latest information or to see more dates for this tour, check the Central Park Conservancy calendar. Tour dates and times are subject to change without notice.

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 2015-05-28 2015-05-28 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.7968, -73.9515 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5522d53ad96f0.jpg Tue, 07 Apr 2015 18:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/28/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/28/bryant-park-juggling Date: May 28, 2015

Test your coordination and dexterity with free juggling lessons in the park. All skill levels are welcome to join in the fun. Equipment is provided.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 42nd Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-05-28 2015-05-28 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7543, -73.9834 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551c3ca583ca1.jpg Fri, 03 Apr 2015 16:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Learn To Draw]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/28/learn-to-draw http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/28/learn-to-draw Date: May 28, 2015

Learn the basics of still life pencil drawing, including volume, tone, value and sketching. (Ages 10-adults).

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-05-28 2015-05-28 1:30 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:23 EST
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: Nature & Science in Dialogue]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/29/art-in-the-garden-nature-science-in-dialogue http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/29/art-in-the-garden-nature-science-in-dialogue Date: May 29, 2015

Artist Emily Barnett's exhibit of recent collages and installations integrates themes of nature and science using a vocabulary of forms including quantum corrals (an iconic scientific image of individual atoms manipulated with a scanning tunneling microscope), snake skeletons, nests and constellations.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-05-29 2015-05-29 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55316a4e7ba86.jpg Fri, 17 Apr 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/29/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/29/bryant-park-juggling Date: May 29, 2015

Test your coordination and dexterity with free juggling lessons in the park. All skill levels are welcome to join in the fun. Equipment is provided.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 42nd Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-05-29 2015-05-29 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7543, -73.9834 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551c3ca583ca1.jpg Fri, 03 Apr 2015 16:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Creative Writing Short Stories Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/29/creative-writing-short-stories-fictionnon-fictionadults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/29/creative-writing-short-stories-fictionnon-fictionadults Date: May 29, 2015

Take this introduction to short story writing. Learn about plot, conflict, resolution with a published writer.

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-05-29 2015-05-29 1:30 pm 3:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Fencing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/29/bryant-park-fencing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/29/bryant-park-fencing Date: May 29, 2015

Take a stab at the modern sport of fencing with masters from Manhattan Fencing Center. No prior experience needed and equipment is provided.

Call (212) 382-2255 to pre-register or take a chance and drop by. Must be 16 or older to participate.

For more information, check out the Fencing post on the Bryant Park Blog.

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Fifth Avenue Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-05-29 2015-05-29 1:30 pm 2:30 pm 40.7528, -73.9816 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551c5d9ace645.jpg Fri, 03 Apr 2015 16:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[ESL Beginners Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/esl-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/esl-class Date: May 30, 2015

Spanish-speaking adults will learn the basic structure of English from an ESL instructor. New students must take a placement test, which is administered at 9 a.m. on Saturdays.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-05-30 2015-05-30 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 12 Feb 2015 17:00:10 EST
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: Nature & Science in Dialogue]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/art-in-the-garden-nature-science-in-dialogue http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/art-in-the-garden-nature-science-in-dialogue Date: May 30, 2015

Artist Emily Barnett's exhibit of recent collages and installations integrates themes of nature and science using a vocabulary of forms including quantum corrals (an iconic scientific image of individual atoms manipulated with a scanning tunneling microscope), snake skeletons, nests and constellations.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-05-30 2015-05-30 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55316a4e7ba86.jpg Fri, 17 Apr 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Bird Walks at Van Cortlandt Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/bird-walks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/bird-walks Date: May 30, 2015

The history of birding and Van Cortlandt Park are inseparable. Influential birders such as Roger Tory Peterson and Allan D. Cruickshank got their starts on Van Cortlandt’s ecologically diverse grounds. These walks, led by NYC Audobon experts, celebrate the tradition set forth by these great ornithologists. Participants will look for various species of residents and migrants and discuss a wide range of avian topics. For more information, please call (212) 691-7483.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 691-7483

Location: Van Cortlandt Nature Center (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2015-05-30 2015-05-30 8:00 am 9:30 am 40.8911, -73.894 Wed, 13 May 2015 18:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[HSBC Children’s Garden Spring Session at QBG]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/hsbc-childrens-garden-spring-session-at-qbg http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/hsbc-childrens-garden-spring-session-at-qbg Date: May 30, 2015

The HSBC Children’s Garden at Queens Botanical Garden offers hands-on discovery for ages 5-12. Children’s imaginations and knowledge blossom as they plant and harvest vegetables and flowers, visit the Bee garden, and more.

This program takes place on Saturdays from April 11 to June 20 (except May 23). Children must be 5 years old by June 30, 2015.

Registration required by email at education@queensbotanical.org.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-05-30 2015-05-30 9:30 am 12:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54d3b031016c2.jpg Thu, 05 Mar 2015 18:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[ESL Advanced Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/esl-advanced http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/esl-advanced Date: May 30, 2015

The focus of this class will be on sharpening English language speaking, reading comprehension, and writing for Spanish-speaking adults with good conversational writing and reading skills.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-05-30 2015-05-30 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 19:00:09 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Fly Fishing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/bryant-park-fly-fishing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/bryant-park-fly-fishing Date: May 30, 2015

Learn the basics of fly fishing for free.

Join expert instructors from Orvis for lessons of fly casting and outfit rigging. Class spaces are first come first served. Call Orvis at (212) 827-0698 to reserve your spot.

For more information, check out the Fly Fishing post on the Bryant Park blog.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Fifth Avenue Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-05-30 2015-05-30 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7528, -73.9816 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551467e37d383.jpg Tue, 12 May 2015 12:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Audubon: Wonderful Warblers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/popup-audubon-wonderful-warblers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/popup-audubon-wonderful-warblers Date: May 30, 2015

Join the Alliance to discover why Prospect Park is an important place for many species of birds. Through fun games, experiments and citizen science projects, learn why warblers are so wonderful.

  • Adventure Hike, 12–1 pm
    Alliance naturalists will introduce you to the natural history of Prospect Park and the Park's hidden trails. Recommended for families with children 5 and older.
  • Nature on the Go!, 1–2 pm
    Did you know 25 types of warblers stop at Prospect Park in May? Learn how to identify these cute and colorful birds on a bird walk. Participants will also create their own pair of binoculars and learn how to identify these colorful songbirds.
  • Nature’s Helpers, 2–3 pm
    Did you know that trees help trees? After learning how mulch protects tree roots, spend time spreading wood chips around trees.
  • Family Birdwatching, 3–4 pm
    After learning how to use binoculars, join our naturalists to identify some of the 250 species of birds that call Prospect Park home.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Eastwood (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-05-30 2015-05-30 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.6618, -73.9659 Thu, 23 Apr 2015 16:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Audubon II: Plant Clues]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/popup-audubon-ii-plant-clues http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/popup-audubon-ii-plant-clues Date: May 30, 2015

This spring, the Prospect Park Alliance introduces twice the Pop-Up Audubon fun with a second tent that explores the aquatic habitats of Prospect Park. In May, learn what trees and plants tell us about our environment.

  • Discovery Pack, 11 am–4 pm
    The Prospect Park Alliance invites you to get inspired by nature with our new Discovery Packs, a ready-to-go kits filled with nature activities for families. In May, monitor the development of plants that supply food and shelter for birds in Prospect Park.
  • Lakeside Nature Stroll, 12–1 pm
    Join Alliance naturalists for a guided nature walk through the meandering paths of the Peninsula and scout for plants that thrive in that unique environment.
  • Junior Naturalists, 1–2 pm
    Help Alliance naturalists track the growth of important plant species in this citizen science program.
  • Nature’s Helpers, 2–3 pm
    Let’s lend a helping hand to make our park a better place. Learn how mulch helps trees, spread wood chips or protect the environment by removing damaging litter.
  • Family Birdwatching, 3–4 pm
    After learning how to use binoculars, join our naturalists to identify some of the 250 species of birds that call Prospect Park home.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Peninsula (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-05-30 2015-05-30 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.6572, -73.9689 Tue, 10 Mar 2015 12:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[NatureFest 2015]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/naturefest-2015 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/naturefest-2015 Date: May 30, 2015

NatureFest is a family celebration of environmental awareness and local natural history. It has blossomed into a community event, thanks to participation from science, environmental, and nature groups from around New York City. Admission is free (and fun for the whole family!)

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 727-1135

Location: Carousel for All Children (in Willowbrook Park)

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R030 Willowbrook Park 2015-05-30 2015-05-30 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.6039, -74.1586 Fri, 13 Mar 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Great New York City Fish Count]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/summer-on-the-hudson-great-new-york-city-fish-count http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/summer-on-the-hudson-great-new-york-city-fish-count Date: May 30, 2015

How many and what species fish will we collect as we pull our nets through the Hudson? How will our site differ from others? Join us for this fun waterside event! Part of the annual World Science Festival.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: 172nd Beach (in Fort Washington Park)

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M028 Fort Washington Park 2015-05-30 2015-05-30 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8454, -73.946 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551ae3c035129.JPG Tue, 12 May 2015 12:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour Date: May 30, 2015

Travel past the Pond and Gapstow Bridge, and on to the Dairy, with this tour of southern park highlights led by Central Park Conservancy tour guides.

The tour route involves moderate inclines and some stairs. Tour starts inside the Park at 61st Street and Fifth Avenue

Tours take place rain or shine, except in extreme weather conditions (heavy rain, sustained winds of 30 m.p.h. or more, snowstorms, and a wind chill below 25 degrees Fahrenheit or heat index above 95 degrees Fahrenheit).

Groups of seven or more must schedule a custom tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org.

For the latest information or to see more dates for this tour, check the Central Park Conservancy calendar. Tour dates and times are subject to change without notice.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 11:45 am

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 2015-05-30 2015-05-30 11:00 am 11:45 am 40.7655, -73.9722 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54f4c41408d16.jpg Tue, 07 Apr 2015 18:00:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Solar Observation with Amateur Astronomers Assoication of NY]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/solar-observation-with-amateur-astronomers-assoication-of-ny http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/solar-observation-with-amateur-astronomers-assoication-of-ny Date: May 30, 2015

Amateur Astronomers Association members will be present with telescopes specially filtered to view the sun.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-05-30 2015-05-30 11:00 am 1:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Tue, 05 May 2015 19:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[ESL Intermediate Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/esl-intermediate http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/esl-intermediate Date: May 30, 2015

Spanish-speaking adults will learn the basic structure of reading and writing English from a certified ESL instructor.

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-05-30 2015-05-30 11:30 am 12:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 19:00:10 EST
<![CDATA[Citizenship Classes for Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/citizenship-classes-for-adults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/citizenship-classes-for-adults Date: May 30, 2015

In this class, students will review sample citizenship questions as well as practice English comprehension, pronunciation, and listening skills.

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-05-30 2015-05-30 12:30 pm 1:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 19:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Union Square: Crossroads of New York Walking Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/union-square-crossroads-of-new-york-walking-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/union-square-crossroads-of-new-york-walking-tour Date: May 30, 2015

The Union Square Partnership teamed with Big Onion Walking Tours to create a free, 90-minute walking tour Saturdaysentitled 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 2015-05-30 2015-05-30 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.7363, -73.9901 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54cfe899a5d4d.jpg Tue, 14 Apr 2015 16:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Fleece Fun]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/fleece-fun http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/fleece-fun Date: May 30, 2015

Come to Lefferts Historic House and see how wool was used on a Flatbush farm.

You can brush the wool with carding paddles, spin yarn using a drop spindle, and even make a felt ball to take home with you.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-05-30 2015-05-30 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6643, -73.9639 Wed, 25 Feb 2015 12:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: Nature & Science in Dialogue]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/31/art-in-the-garden-nature-science-in-dialogue http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/31/art-in-the-garden-nature-science-in-dialogue Date: May 31, 2015

Artist Emily Barnett's exhibit of recent collages and installations integrates themes of nature and science using a vocabulary of forms including quantum corrals (an iconic scientific image of individual atoms manipulated with a scanning tunneling microscope), snake skeletons, nests and constellations.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-05-31 2015-05-31 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55316a4e7ba86.jpg Fri, 17 Apr 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Alley Pond Park Adventure Course: Free Public Sundays]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/31/alley-pond-park-adventure-course-free-public-sundays http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/31/alley-pond-park-adventure-course-free-public-sundays Date: May 31, 2015

The Alley Pond Park Adventure Course offers free outdoor adventure that fosters trust, communication and team building at Alley Pond Park. The program is a two-hour adventure, which includes both low and high elements. The Adventure Course is open for individuals, small groups of friend, and family.

Space is Limited. Open to ages 8 and up. Minors must be accompanied by an adult. Valid photo identificaiton required. Sneakers required. For the months of July and August pre-registration is required. Please visit www.nycgovparks.org/programs/rangers/registration to enter your name into the lottery.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 217-4685

Location: Alley Pond Park Adventure Center (in Alley Pond Park)

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2015-05-31 2015-05-31 9:30 am 12:00 pm 40.7428, -73.7359 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5508a1ad5dcb1.JPG Wed, 22 Apr 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Birding Basics for Families]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/31/birding-basics-for-families http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/31/birding-basics-for-families Date: May 31, 2015

Experience Central Park when it becomes a precious bird habitat and migration hot spot! Bring your family on a guided walk led by Conservancy Discovery Guides and NYC Audubon Society. Learn how to spot our feathered residents that make Central Park their home, and their foreign cousins as they pass through Central Park during their annual migration. Witness firsthand how the Conservancy's work has made the Park a sanctuary for these birds. Binoculars can be borrowed from the Dana Discovery Center.

Families only, maximum of three children per parent or guardian; no groups. Ages 5+. Free, pre-registration is recommended. Space is limited; arrive early for check in.

This program takes place rain or shine, except in extreme weather conditions (heavy rain, sustained winds of 30mph or heat index above 95 degrees).

For more information, please call 212.860.1378

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 860.1378

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

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M010 Central Park 2015-05-31 2015-05-31 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7968, -73.9515 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54f8b1598d246.jpg Thu, 09 Apr 2015 12:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Natural Areas Exploration Day and Audubon Spring Migration Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/31/natural-areas-exploration-day-and-audubon-spring-migration-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/31/natural-areas-exploration-day-and-audubon-spring-migration-walk Date: May 31, 2015

Come explore Randall’s Island’s wetlands and other natural areas. All ages are welcome. Learn from natural areas experts and explore the island’s diverse plant and animal communities.

Check the Randall's Island event calendar for details.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Randalls Island Natural Areas (in Randall's Island Park)

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2015-05-31 2015-05-31 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.7919, -73.927 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5513040148626.jpg Fri, 27 Mar 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Buds: For 2s and 3s]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/31/garden-buds-for-2s-and-3s http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/31/garden-buds-for-2s-and-3s Date: May 31, 2015

Discover and explore the wonders of nature with your young gardener. Each class will focus on a different theme and allow your toddler to get a hands-on and fun experience with plants and gardening!

Each Bud must be accompanied by a parent or guardian (due to space limitations, no more than two adults can attend per family). Advance registration is required at gardenbuds.eventbrite.com.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-05-31 2015-05-31 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7515, -73.8262 Tue, 19 May 2015 16:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Audubon: Wonderful Warblers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/31/popup-audubon-wonderful-warblers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/31/popup-audubon-wonderful-warblers Date: May 31, 2015

Join the Alliance to discover why Prospect Park is an important place for many species of birds. Through fun games, experiments and citizen science projects, learn why warblers are so wonderful.

  • Adventure Hike, 12–1 pm
    Alliance naturalists will introduce you to the natural history of Prospect Park and the Park's hidden trails. Recommended for families with children 5 and older.
  • Nature on the Go!, 1–2 pm
    Did you know 25 types of warblers stop at Prospect Park in May? Learn how to identify these cute and colorful birds on a bird walk. Participants will also create their own pair of binoculars and learn how to identify these colorful songbirds.
  • Nature’s Helpers, 2–3 pm
    Did you know that trees help trees? After learning how mulch protects tree roots, spend time spreading wood chips around trees.
  • Family Birdwatching, 3–4 pm
    After learning how to use binoculars, join our naturalists to identify some of the 250 species of birds that call Prospect Park home.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Eastwood (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-05-31 2015-05-31 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.6618, -73.9659 Thu, 23 Apr 2015 16:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Audubon II: Plant Clues]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/31/popup-audubon-ii-plant-clues http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/31/popup-audubon-ii-plant-clues Date: May 31, 2015

This spring, the Prospect Park Alliance introduces twice the Pop-Up Audubon fun with a second tent that explores the aquatic habitats of Prospect Park. In May, learn what trees and plants tell us about our environment.

  • Discovery Pack, 11 am–4 pm
    The Prospect Park Alliance invites you to get inspired by nature with our new Discovery Packs, a ready-to-go kits filled with nature activities for families. In May, monitor the development of plants that supply food and shelter for birds in Prospect Park.
  • Lakeside Nature Stroll, 12–1 pm
    Join Alliance naturalists for a guided nature walk through the meandering paths of the Peninsula and scout for plants that thrive in that unique environment.
  • Junior Naturalists, 1–2 pm
    Help Alliance naturalists track the growth of important plant species in this citizen science program.
  • Nature’s Helpers, 2–3 pm
    Let’s lend a helping hand to make our park a better place. Learn how mulch helps trees, spread wood chips or protect the environment by removing damaging litter.
  • Family Birdwatching, 3–4 pm
    After learning how to use binoculars, join our naturalists to identify some of the 250 species of birds that call Prospect Park home.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Peninsula (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-05-31 2015-05-31 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.6572, -73.9689 Tue, 10 Mar 2015 12:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Alley Pond Park Adventure Course: Free Public Sundays]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/31/alley-pond-park-adventure-course-free-public-sundays1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/31/alley-pond-park-adventure-course-free-public-sundays1 Date: May 31, 2015

The Alley Pond Park Adventure Course offers free outdoor adventure that fosters trust, communication, and team building. The program is two-hour adventure which includes both low and high elements. The Adventure Course is open for individuals, small groups of friends, and family.

Space is Limited. Open to ages 8 and up. Minors must be accompanied by an adult. Valid photo identificaiton required. Sneakers required. For the months of July and August pre-registration is required. Please visit http://www.nycgovparks.org/programs/rangers/registration to enter your name into the lottery.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 217-4685

Location: Alley Pond Park Adventure Center (in Alley Pond Park)

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2015-05-31 2015-05-31 1:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.7428, -73.7359 Wed, 22 Apr 2015 17:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Basic Orienteering (light)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/31/basic-orienteering-light http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/31/basic-orienteering-light Date: May 31, 2015

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

On orienteering hikes you will learn to strengthen your map reading and compass using skills.

Light hikes feature a leisurely stroll on mostly paved paths. For all hiking programs we recommend wearing comfortable shoes or boots, and packing water and a light snack.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Bloomingdale Park Playground (in Bloomingdale Park)

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R106 Bloomingdale Park 2015-05-31 2015-05-31 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.5354, -74.2083 Wed, 06 May 2015 12:00:13 EDT
<![CDATA[Fleece Fun]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/31/fleece-fun http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/31/fleece-fun Date: May 31, 2015

Come to Lefferts Historic House and see how wool was used on a Flatbush farm.

You can brush the wool with carding paddles, spin yarn using a drop spindle, and even make a felt ball to take home with you.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-05-31 2015-05-31 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6643, -73.9639 Wed, 25 Feb 2015 12:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Greenbelt Garden Club: Natural Pest and Weed Control]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/31/greenbelt-garden-club-natural-pest-and-weed-control http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/31/greenbelt-garden-club-natural-pest-and-weed-control Date: May 31, 2015

Everyone loves fresh fruits and vegetables… including our six- legged friends. Learn natural and safe ways to keep insects and other hungry backyard inhabitants from feasting on your harvest. We will also share tips on how to rid your garden from unwanted plants without using poisons. Make and take home a pesticide-free insect spray for your garden.

This program is suitable for ages 16 and up.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2015-05-31 2015-05-31 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.5884, -74.1391 Tue, 31 Mar 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: Nature & Science in Dialogue]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/01/art-in-the-garden-nature-science-in-dialogue http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/01/art-in-the-garden-nature-science-in-dialogue Date: June 1, 2015

Artist Emily Barnett's exhibit of recent collages and installations integrates themes of nature and science using a vocabulary of forms including quantum corrals (an iconic scientific image of individual atoms manipulated with a scanning tunneling microscope), snake skeletons, nests and constellations.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-06-01 2015-06-01 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55316a4e7ba86.jpg Fri, 17 Apr 2015 17:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Heart Smart: A 6-Session Heart Health Education Series!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/01/heart-smart-a-6session-heart-health-education-series http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/01/heart-smart-a-6session-heart-health-education-series Date: June 1, 2015

The 6-session course includes cholesterol and blood pressure screenings. The curriculum will be presented by cardiologists, dietitians, exercise professionals, and yoga instructors. Participants will receive tote bags recipes, exercise bands, and other wellness tools. Both women and men are welcome to enroll!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 860-1380

Location: Pelham Fritz Recreation Center

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2015-06-01 2015-06-01 10:00 am 11:30 am 40.805, -73.945 Thu, 07 May 2015 18:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Language Classes]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/01/bryant-park-language-classes http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/01/bryant-park-language-classes Date: June 1, 2015

Ciao! Ola! Konnichiwa! Hola!

Bryant Park speaks Italian, Brazilian Portuguese, Japanese, and Spanish this summer with free classes from inlingua. Learn a new language in these standalone beginner classes. Classes are not cumulative, so you may attend any class throughout the season.

If you find that registration for the class you'd like to take is full, take a chance and drop by! We have been able to accommodate walk-ins at some of our summer classes.

Start time: 11:45 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-06-01 2015-06-01 11:45 am 12:30 pm 40.7534, -73.9827 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551c5dcbae1f1.jpg Fri, 03 Apr 2015 16:00:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/01/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/01/bryant-park-juggling Date: June 1, 2015

Test your coordination and dexterity with free juggling lessons in the park. All skill levels are welcome to join in the fun. Equipment is provided.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 42nd Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-06-01 2015-06-01 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7543, -73.9834 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551c3ca583ca1.jpg Fri, 03 Apr 2015 16:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: Nature & Science in Dialogue]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/02/art-in-the-garden-nature-science-in-dialogue http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/02/art-in-the-garden-nature-science-in-dialogue Date: June 2, 2015

Artist Emily Barnett's exhibit of recent collages and installations integrates themes of nature and science using a vocabulary of forms including quantum corrals (an iconic scientific image of individual atoms manipulated with a scanning tunneling microscope), snake skeletons, nests and constellations.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-06-02 2015-06-02 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55316a4e7ba86.jpg Fri, 17 Apr 2015 17:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/02/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/02/bryant-park-juggling Date: June 2, 2015

Test your coordination and dexterity with free juggling lessons in the park. All skill levels are welcome to join in the fun. Equipment is provided.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 42nd Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-06-02 2015-06-02 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7543, -73.9834 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551c3ca583ca1.jpg Fri, 03 Apr 2015 16:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Painting Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/02/arts-culture-fun-presents-an-art-making-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/02/arts-culture-fun-presents-an-art-making-workshop Date: June 2, 2015

Back by popular demand, join artist Amy Digi for an rooftop painting workshop, hosted in partnership with the Art Students League’s Seeds of the League program! Participants will learn how to paint from observation, plus basics about materials, color mixing and composition. You'll get to take home your painting! Supplies are provided for you. No experience is necessary. Amy Digi is a United States Coast Guard Artist and is included in their permanent collection. She is also an artist in the prestigious Art in Embassies Program. Amy studied at the League and received her MFA from Lehman College and BFA from Pratt Institute. She exhibits prolifically in the New York area. Space is limited-please RSVP. Rain or shine! (We move the class indoors in case of rain

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 242-5228

Location: Tony Dapolito Recreation Center

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2015-06-02 2015-06-02 6:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.7295, -74.0055 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/553e2f8a425c0.jpg Tue, 05 May 2015 18:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: Nature & Science in Dialogue]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/03/art-in-the-garden-nature-science-in-dialogue http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/03/art-in-the-garden-nature-science-in-dialogue Date: June 3, 2015

Artist Emily Barnett's exhibit of recent collages and installations integrates themes of nature and science using a vocabulary of forms including quantum corrals (an iconic scientific image of individual atoms manipulated with a scanning tunneling microscope), snake skeletons, nests and constellations.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-06-03 2015-06-03 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55316a4e7ba86.jpg Fri, 17 Apr 2015 17:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/03/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/03/bryant-park-juggling Date: June 3, 2015

Test your coordination and dexterity with free juggling lessons in the park. All skill levels are welcome to join in the fun. Equipment is provided.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 42nd Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-06-03 2015-06-03 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7543, -73.9834 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551c3ca583ca1.jpg Fri, 03 Apr 2015 16:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: Nature & Science in Dialogue]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/04/art-in-the-garden-nature-science-in-dialogue http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/04/art-in-the-garden-nature-science-in-dialogue Date: June 4, 2015

Artist Emily Barnett's exhibit of recent collages and installations integrates themes of nature and science using a vocabulary of forms including quantum corrals (an iconic scientific image of individual atoms manipulated with a scanning tunneling microscope), snake skeletons, nests and constellations.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-06-04 2015-06-04 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55316a4e7ba86.jpg Fri, 17 Apr 2015 17:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Locomotive Lawn Live]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/04/summer-on-the-hudson-locomotive-lawn-live http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/04/summer-on-the-hudson-locomotive-lawn-live Date: June 4, 2015

Bilingual Birdies celebrates language and culture with fun-filled live music, dance, and puppetry! Concerts may be held in Spanish, French, Mandarin, Hebrew, or English.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: 311

Location: Locomotive Lawn (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2015-06-04 2015-06-04 10:30 am 11:00 am 40.7749, -73.9912 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/550091b0bb35f.JPG Thu, 02 Apr 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/04/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/04/bryant-park-juggling Date: June 4, 2015

Test your coordination and dexterity with free juggling lessons in the park. All skill levels are welcome to join in the fun. Equipment is provided.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 42nd Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-06-04 2015-06-04 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7543, -73.9834 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551c3ca583ca1.jpg Fri, 03 Apr 2015 16:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Learn To Draw]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/04/learn-to-draw http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/04/learn-to-draw Date: June 4, 2015

Learn the basics of still life pencil drawing, including volume, tone, value and sketching. (Ages 10-adults).

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-06-04 2015-06-04 1:30 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:23 EST
<![CDATA[Partnerships Academy: Stewardship 101: How To Get Involved With Your Community Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/04/partnerships-academy-stewardship-101-how-to-get-involved-with-your-community-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/04/partnerships-academy-stewardship-101-how-to-get-involved-with-your-community-park Date: June 4, 2015

Do you care about the NYC parks, trees, and green spaces where you work or live? Want to do more to help out?

The Partnerships Academy is a free training program that supports community-based park groups and individual volunteers to achieve success. Whether you are new to volunteering in parks, or already involved, this training will help you get clear on your next step.

At this training, you will:

  • Get connected to free tools, paint, and supplies to run your own park project
  • Learn what a "Friends of" park group is and how you can join or start one
  • Get tips on the best NYC resources for green space enthusiasts
  • Find out how your company or group can volunteer in parks
  • Learn from other New Yorkers who have made a difference in their parks and communities

Please register here for this event.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 788-1965

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

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R119 Blue Heron Park 2015-06-04 2015-06-04 7:00 pm 8:30 pm 40.5309, -74.1778 Mon, 11 May 2015 14:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: Nature & Science in Dialogue]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/05/art-in-the-garden-nature-science-in-dialogue http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/05/art-in-the-garden-nature-science-in-dialogue Date: June 5, 2015

Artist Emily Barnett's exhibit of recent collages and installations integrates themes of nature and science using a vocabulary of forms including quantum corrals (an iconic scientific image of individual atoms manipulated with a scanning tunneling microscope), snake skeletons, nests and constellations.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-06-05 2015-06-05 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55316a4e7ba86.jpg Fri, 17 Apr 2015 17:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/05/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/05/bryant-park-juggling Date: June 5, 2015

Test your coordination and dexterity with free juggling lessons in the park. All skill levels are welcome to join in the fun. Equipment is provided.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 42nd Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-06-05 2015-06-05 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7543, -73.9834 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551c3ca583ca1.jpg Fri, 03 Apr 2015 16:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Creative Writing Short Stories Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/05/creative-writing-short-stories-fictionnon-fictionadults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/05/creative-writing-short-stories-fictionnon-fictionadults Date: June 5, 2015

Take this introduction to short story writing. Learn about plot, conflict, resolution with a published writer.

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-06-05 2015-06-05 1:30 pm 3:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Fencing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/05/bryant-park-fencing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/05/bryant-park-fencing Date: June 5, 2015

Take a stab at the modern sport of fencing with masters from Manhattan Fencing Center. No prior experience needed and equipment is provided.

Call (212) 382-2255 to pre-register or take a chance and drop by. Must be 16 or older to participate.

For more information, check out the Fencing post on the Bryant Park Blog.

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Fifth Avenue Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-06-05 2015-06-05 1:30 pm 2:30 pm 40.7528, -73.9816 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551c5d9ace645.jpg Fri, 03 Apr 2015 16:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Mid-Park Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/05/central-park-tour-midpark-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/05/central-park-tour-midpark-welcome-tour Date: June 5, 2015

Explore some of the park's best-known features, including the Lake and the Ramble, and then marvel at the view from Belvedere Castle, on this tour led by Central Park Conservancy guides.

The tour route involves many hills, stairs, and uneven terrain. Tour starts in front of the Alexander von Humboldt statue (77th Street and Central Park West), and ends at Belvedere Castle (mid-Park at 79th Street)

Tours take place rain or shine, except in extreme weather conditions (heavy rain, sustained winds of 30 mph or more, snowstorms, and a wind chill below 25 degrees Fahrenheit or heat index above 95 degrees Fahrenheit).

Groups of seven or more must schedule a custom tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org.

For the latest information or to see more dates for this tour, check the Central Park Conservancy calendar. Tour dates and times are subject to change without notice.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 2:45 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Alexander von Humboldt statue (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-06-05 2015-06-05 2:00 pm 2:45 pm 40.7794, -73.9734 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5522d48944911.jpg Tue, 07 Apr 2015 18:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[ESL Beginners Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/06/esl-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/06/esl-class Date: June 6, 2015

Spanish-speaking adults will learn the basic structure of English from an ESL instructor. New students must take a placement test, which is administered at 9 a.m. on Saturdays.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-06-06 2015-06-06 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 12 Feb 2015 17:00:10 EST
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: Nature & Science in Dialogue]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/06/art-in-the-garden-nature-science-in-dialogue http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/06/art-in-the-garden-nature-science-in-dialogue Date: June 6, 2015

Artist Emily Barnett's exhibit of recent collages and installations integrates themes of nature and science using a vocabulary of forms including quantum corrals (an iconic scientific image of individual atoms manipulated with a scanning tunneling microscope), snake skeletons, nests and constellations.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-06-06 2015-06-06 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55316a4e7ba86.jpg Fri, 17 Apr 2015 17:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Bird Walks at Van Cortlandt Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/06/bird-walks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/06/bird-walks Date: June 6, 2015

The history of birding and Van Cortlandt Park are inseparable. Influential birders such as Roger Tory Peterson and Allan D. Cruickshank got their starts on Van Cortlandt’s ecologically diverse grounds. These walks, led by NYC Audobon experts, celebrate the tradition set forth by these great ornithologists. Participants will look for various species of residents and migrants and discuss a wide range of avian topics. For more information, please call (212) 691-7483.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 691-7483

Location: Van Cortlandt Nature Center (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2015-06-06 2015-06-06 8:00 am 9:30 am 40.8911, -73.894 Wed, 13 May 2015 18:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[HSBC Children’s Garden Spring Session at QBG]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/06/hsbc-childrens-garden-spring-session-at-qbg http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/06/hsbc-childrens-garden-spring-session-at-qbg Date: June 6, 2015

The HSBC Children’s Garden at Queens Botanical Garden offers hands-on discovery for ages 5-12. Children’s imaginations and knowledge blossom as they plant and harvest vegetables and flowers, visit the Bee garden, and more.

This program takes place on Saturdays from April 11 to June 20 (except May 23). Children must be 5 years old by June 30, 2015.

Registration required by email at education@queensbotanical.org.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-06-06 2015-06-06 9:30 am 12:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54d3b031016c2.jpg Thu, 05 Mar 2015 18:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[ESL Advanced Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/06/esl-advanced http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/06/esl-advanced Date: June 6, 2015

The focus of this class will be on sharpening English language speaking, reading comprehension, and writing for Spanish-speaking adults with good conversational writing and reading skills.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-06-06 2015-06-06 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 19:00:09 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Fly Fishing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/06/bryant-park-fly-fishing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/06/bryant-park-fly-fishing Date: June 6, 2015

Learn the basics of fly fishing for free.

Join expert instructors from Orvis for lessons of fly casting and outfit rigging. Class spaces are first come first served. Call Orvis at (212) 827-0698 to reserve your spot.

For more information, check out the Fly Fishing post on the Bryant Park blog.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Fifth Avenue Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-06-06 2015-06-06 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7528, -73.9816 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551467e37d383.jpg Tue, 12 May 2015 12:00:05 EDT