NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2014 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://www.nycgovparks.org/sub_things_to_do/upcoming_events/events_search.php NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Wed, 23 Apr 2014 18:13:53 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[Human Impacts Institute Tree Care Tuesdays]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/06/human-impacts-institute-tree-care-tuesdays http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/06/human-impacts-institute-tree-care-tuesdays Date: May 6, 2014

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 727 9761

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

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2014-05-06 2014-05-06 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.716, -73.9555 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d8195c8ec3.JPG Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:13:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/06/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/06/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: May 6, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-1010

Location: Bronx Zoo (in Bronx Park)

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X002 Bronx Park 2014-05-06 2014-05-06 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:13:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/06/bryant-park-juggling1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/06/bryant-park-juggling1 Date: May 6, 2014

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

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-05-06 2014-05-06 5:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:13:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/07/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/07/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: May 7, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-1010

Location: Bronx Zoo (in Bronx Park)

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X002 Bronx Park 2014-05-07 2014-05-07 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:13:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/08/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/08/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: May 8, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-1010

Location: Bronx Zoo (in Bronx Park)

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X002 Bronx Park 2014-05-08 2014-05-08 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:13:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Conversational English]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/08/conversational-english http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/08/conversational-english Date: May 8, 2014

Participants will explore different topics through conversation, to explore their English diction and comprehension.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-05-08 2014-05-08 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:13:53 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Central Park Tour: Northern Forts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/08/central-park-tour-northern-forts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/08/central-park-tour-northern-forts Date: May 8, 2014

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

History buffs will love this tour of the Harlem Meer and its environs, which were key lands in the American Revolution and the War of 1812. The route involves many hills and stairs.

Space is limited; advance registration suggested. 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 30mph or more, snowstorms, and a wind chill below 25 or heat index above 95 degrees).

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: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2014-05-08 2014-05-08 12:00 pm 1:15 pm 40.7968, -73.9515 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/530fede1b969d.jpg Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:13:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Learn To Draw]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/08/learn-to-draw http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/08/learn-to-draw Date: May 8, 2014

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

Start time: 1:00 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 2014-05-08 2014-05-08 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:13:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature on the Go!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/08/nature-on-the-go http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/08/nature-on-the-go Date: May 8, 2014

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-05-08 2014-05-08 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51634824e03ed.jpg Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:13:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Animal Encounter]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/08/animal-encounter http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/08/animal-encounter Date: May 8, 2014

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

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-05-08 2014-05-08 3:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5163470fe9ca2.png Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:13:53 EDT
<![CDATA[GreenThumb Workshop: Explore the Many Uses of Herbs]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/08/greenthumb-workshop-explore-the-many-uses-of-herbs http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/08/greenthumb-workshop-explore-the-many-uses-of-herbs Date: May 8, 2014

Please join GreenThumb as we cover some of the culinary and healing properties of herbs commonly cultivated in New York City.

Learn how to make some simple products with the herbs you grow, from sun tea to salve.

Please RSVP at the link below.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 788-8070

Location: A. Badillo Community Rose Garden

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2014-05-08 2014-05-08 4:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.8253, -73.913 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:13:53 EDT
<![CDATA[English Reading For Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/09/english-reading-for-adults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/09/english-reading-for-adults Date: May 9, 2014

This class is for individuals who speak English. Class will focus on strategies improve reading, diction and writing.

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 2014-05-09 2014-05-09 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:13:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/09/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/09/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: May 9, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-1010

Location: Bronx Zoo (in Bronx Park)

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X002 Bronx Park 2014-05-09 2014-05-09 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:13:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Belvedere's Kingdom]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/09/central-park-tour-belvederes-kingdom http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/09/central-park-tour-belvederes-kingdom Date: May 9, 2014

Take a walk around the landscapes dominated by historic Belvedere Castle, situated high on Vista Rock. Route involves moderate inclines and a few stairs.

Space is limited; advance registration suggested. 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 30mph or more, snowstorms, and a wind chill below 25 or heat index above 95 degrees).

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: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Belvedere Castle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-05-09 2014-05-09 12:00 pm 1:15 pm 40.7793, -73.9691 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/530fef2612e4a.jpg Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:13:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Conference House Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/09/house-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/09/house-tours Date: May 9, 2014

Come to the Conference House in Tottenville for guided tours through an historic house where Benjamin Franklin, Edward Rutledge, John Adams, and Lord Howe met in an attempt to end the Revolutionary War. After taking a guided tour, experience the rich views of nature at Conference House Park, as well as stopping by the Visitor's Center to view our rotating exhibits!

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 984-6046

Location: Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2014-05-09 2014-05-09 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.502, -74.2514 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5339a985105b4.jpg Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:13:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Short Story Fiction/Non-Fiction Writing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/09/short-story-fictionnonfiction-writing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/09/short-story-fictionnonfiction-writing Date: May 9, 2014

Work on your fiction/non-fiction short story-writing with an established writer. Get to know your character and create your scene. Use timed writing exercises to flesh out your story idea and develop an interesting character.

This class is for adults.

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 2014-05-09 2014-05-09 1:30 pm 3:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:13:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature on the Go!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/09/nature-on-the-go http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/09/nature-on-the-go Date: May 9, 2014

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-05-09 2014-05-09 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51634824e03ed.jpg Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:13:53 EDT
<![CDATA[MillionTreesNYC TreeLC Workshop in the Bronx]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/09/milliontreesnyc-treelc-workshop-in-the-bronx http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/09/milliontreesnyc-treelc-workshop-in-the-bronx Date: May 9, 2014

Help water and care for the 80,000+ new street trees that have been planted across New York City! Join the MillionTreesNYC to give trees a little "Tree LC" and stewardship, and help keep New York City green by coming to a free MillionTreesNYC tree care workshop where you will learn:

  • What is MillionTreesNYC?
  • How to identify trees in New York City Benefits trees bring to our city
  • Tree Care - Water! Weed! Mulch! Plant flowers!

Workshops are focused on active tree care, so come ready to get your hands dirty and care for street trees along the sidewalk. Please wear closed-toed shoes and layered clothing that can get dirty. Tree stewardship is similar to gardening work, involving bending and kneeling on the sidewalk. Children are always welcome, and must be accompanied by an adult. All participants will care for trees using small gardening tools and watering buckets. Please dress for light gardening work, wear close-toed shoes, and bring a refillable water bottle. All MillionTreesNYC events are rain or shine.

Registration is required

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 760-6931

Location: Colgate Avenue and Westchester Avenue

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2014-05-09 2014-05-09 3:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.8284, -73.882 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:13:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Animal Encounter]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/09/animal-encounter http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/09/animal-encounter Date: May 9, 2014

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

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-05-09 2014-05-09 3:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5163470fe9ca2.png Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:13:53 EDT
<![CDATA[ESL Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/10/esl-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/10/esl-class Date: May 10, 2014

Spanish-speaking adults will learn the basic structure of English from ESL instructor. New students must take a placement test, which is administered at 11am on Saturdays.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-05-10 2014-05-10 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:13:53 EDT
<![CDATA[MillionTreesNYC Planting Event at Alley Pond Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/10/milliontreesnyc-planting-event-at-alley-pond-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/10/milliontreesnyc-planting-event-at-alley-pond-park Date: May 10, 2014

Seven years ago, the city launched the MillionTreesNYC initiative with an ambitious goal: to plant and care for one million new trees across the city.

The benefits to be gained were clear: improved air and water quality, reduced pollution from storm water runoff, flooding and erosion, and reduced energy costs, to name a few.

Since 2007, we have come a long way towards reaching our goal of planting one million trees, and we are confident that we will get there.

We invite you to join us this spring to plant trees at Alley Pond Park in Queens!

Registration is required.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Northern Boulevard and 234th Street (in Alley Pond Park)

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2014-05-10 2014-05-10 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.7634, -73.7465 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/535053fa1ac52.jpg Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:13:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Tunisian Crochet Beginners]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/10/tunisian-crochet-beginners http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/10/tunisian-crochet-beginners Date: May 10, 2014

Learn basic Tunisian or Afghan crochet in this class, where you'll learn to use the technique to make a pot holder.

Materials required:

  • One skein light colored worsted weight (#4) yarn
  • #H crochet hook

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 2014-05-10 2014-05-10 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:13:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/10/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/10/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: May 10, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-1010

Location: Bronx Zoo (in Bronx Park)

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X002 Bronx Park 2014-05-10 2014-05-10 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:13:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Fly Fishing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/10/bryant-park-fly-fishing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/10/bryant-park-fly-fishing Date: May 10, 2014

Learn the basics of fly fishing - no water needed!

Join expert instrucotrs from Orvis for lessons on fly casting and outfit rigging. Pre-register by phone.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 827-0698

Location: Fifth Avenue Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-05-10 2014-05-10 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7528, -73.9816 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:13:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Dyckman Farmhouse Museum Open House: Country in the City]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/10/country-in-the-city http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/10/country-in-the-city Date: May 10, 2014

Where else can you sit on a porch in Manhattan?

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

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

Event Schedule

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 304-9422

Location: Dyckman Farmhouse Museum (in Dyckman House Museum)

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M026 Dyckman House Museum 2014-05-10 2014-05-10 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.8675, -73.9229 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53415a1abd3bf.jpg Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:13:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Spread the Love: Wildflower Seed Balls]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/10/spread-the-love-wildflower-seed-balls http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/10/spread-the-love-wildflower-seed-balls Date: May 10, 2014

Let’s stir up a batch of wildflower seed balls, learn about local wildflowers and the benefits of adding wildflowers and herbs to your garden, yard, or other open space.

Bring home a wildflower seed ball for yourself, or to give as a unique gift.

This program is part of the 7th annual NYC Wildflower week, sponsored by Con Edison.

Registration required.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2014-05-10 2014-05-10 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.5884, -74.1391 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:13:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Introduction to Bird Watching]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/10/introduction-to-bird-watching http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/10/introduction-to-bird-watching Date: May 10, 2014

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

Led by the Brooklyn Brid Club.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-05-10 2014-05-10 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/528136ab90698.jpg Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:13:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Citizenship Classes for Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/10/citizenship-classes-for-adults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/10/citizenship-classes-for-adults Date: May 10, 2014

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 2014-05-10 2014-05-10 12:30 pm 1:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:13:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Freshkills Park Hike]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/10/freshkills-park-hike-moderate1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/10/freshkills-park-hike-moderate1 Date: May 10, 2014

Yearn for adventure? Join the Freshkills Park Staff as we hike areas we are developing into new parkland on Staten Island. This hike will bring you behind the scenes into natural sections of the park typically restricted from public access to introduce you to the beauty of the hills and creeks in Freshkills Park. Take advantage of this opportunity to learn about the park development while getting out in nature and staying in shape.

Please sign up for this tour on the Freshkills Park Events Page. Email freshkillspark@parks.nyc.gov with questions. There is limited space on this tour, registration is required.

This hike includes elevations with gravel and dirt terrain. For all hiking programs we recommend wearing comfortable shoes or boots, and packing water, sunscreen, bugspray, and a light snack.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 788-8277

Location: Schmul Park

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R045 Schmul Park 2014-05-10 2014-05-10 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.5899, -74.1877 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:13:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Conference House Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/10/house-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/10/house-tours Date: May 10, 2014

Come to the Conference House in Tottenville for guided tours through an historic house where Benjamin Franklin, Edward Rutledge, John Adams, and Lord Howe met in an attempt to end the Revolutionary War. After taking a guided tour, experience the rich views of nature at Conference House Park, as well as stopping by the Visitor's Center to view our rotating exhibits!

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 984-6046

Location: Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2014-05-10 2014-05-10 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.502, -74.2514 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5339a985105b4.jpg Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:13:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Seneca Village]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/10/central-park-tour-seneca-village http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/10/central-park-tour-seneca-village Date: May 10, 2014

Established on land that would become part of Central Park, Seneca Village was Manhattan’s first known community of African-American property owners. Learn about the history of the village and the people who lived there. The route involves moderate inclines and a few stairs.

Space is limited; advance registration suggested. 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 30mph or more, snowstorms, and a wind chill below 25 or heat index above 95 degrees).

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: 3:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: 85th Street and Central Park West (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-05-10 2014-05-10 2:00 pm 3:15 pm 40.7846, -73.9697 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51d708b703c02.jpg Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:13:53 EDT
<![CDATA[History In Your Hands: Fleece Fun]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/10/history-in-your-hands-fleece-fun1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/10/history-in-your-hands-fleece-fun1 Date: May 10, 2014

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 789-2822 x301

Location: Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-05-10 2014-05-10 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6643, -73.9639 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51635132de039.jpg Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:13:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/11/summer-on-the-hudson-tai-chi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/11/summer-on-the-hudson-tai-chi Date: May 11, 2014

Join Silvana Pizzuti to learn and practice Tai Chi, a slow moving martial art with health benefits for all fitness levels.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: 311

Location: Soldiers and Sailors Monument (in Riverside Park)

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M072 Riverside Park 2014-05-11 2014-05-11 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.792, -73.979 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:13:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/11/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/11/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: May 11, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-1010

Location: Bronx Zoo (in Bronx Park)

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X002 Bronx Park 2014-05-11 2014-05-11 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:13:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Springtime Hike at Breezy Point]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/11/springtime-hike-at-breezy-point http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/11/springtime-hike-at-breezy-point Date: May 11, 2014

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

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

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

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

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 474-0896

Location: Fort Tilden

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2014-05-11 2014-05-11 10:30 am 12:30 pm 40.5632, -73.8833 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:13:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Bones of an Old Dutch Farmhouse]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/11/bones-of-an-old-dutch-farmhouse http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/11/bones-of-an-old-dutch-farmhouse Date: May 11, 2014

Join the Prospect Park Alliance to examine the white oak timbers (the bones) of Lefferts Historic House and the many layers that were added, subtracted, and changed over the past 230 years. Climb the staircase for a view of the attic's smokehouse and descend into the cellar for a look at the foundation. For adults and teenagers. Only 10 people per tour. Reservations required: call (347) 992-4732.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (347) 992-4732

Location: Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-05-11 2014-05-11 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.6643, -73.9639 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d563fbd023.jpg Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:13:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Conference House Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/11/house-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/11/house-tours Date: May 11, 2014

Come to the Conference House in Tottenville for guided tours through an historic house where Benjamin Franklin, Edward Rutledge, John Adams, and Lord Howe met in an attempt to end the Revolutionary War. After taking a guided tour, experience the rich views of nature at Conference House Park, as well as stopping by the Visitor's Center to view our rotating exhibits!

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 984-6046

Location: Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2014-05-11 2014-05-11 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.502, -74.2514 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5339a985105b4.jpg Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:13:53 EDT
<![CDATA[History In Your Hands: Fleece Fun]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/11/history-in-your-hands-fleece-fun1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/11/history-in-your-hands-fleece-fun1 Date: May 11, 2014

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 789-2822 x301

Location: Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-05-11 2014-05-11 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6643, -73.9639 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51635132de039.jpg Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:13:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/12/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/12/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: May 12, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-1010

Location: Bronx Zoo (in Bronx Park)

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X002 Bronx Park 2014-05-12 2014-05-12 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:13:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Brazilian Portuguese Language Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/12/bryant-park-brazilian-portuguese-language-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/12/bryant-park-brazilian-portuguese-language-class Date: May 12, 2014

Learn a new language or brush up on your skills in these beginner classes. Attendance is limited to one class.

Registration by email is required.

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 2014-05-12 2014-05-12 11:45 am 12:30 pm 40.7534, -73.9827 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:13:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Human Impacts Institute Tree Care Tuesdays]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/13/human-impacts-institute-tree-care-tuesdays http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/13/human-impacts-institute-tree-care-tuesdays Date: May 13, 2014

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

Tree care sessions involve community volunteers, alongside HII crew cleaning-up, aerating and mulching tree beds and planting bulbs in the tree bed soil all while spending quality time with your community and mother nature. Tree Care Tuesdays will take place every Tuesday from April 22nd 2014- September 2nd 2014. Sessions will occur from 10am-12pm with one session a month at 5pm-7pm.

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

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 727 9761

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

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2014-05-13 2014-05-13 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.716, -73.9555 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d8195c8ec3.JPG Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:13:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/13/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/13/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: May 13, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-1010

Location: Bronx Zoo (in Bronx Park)

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X002 Bronx Park 2014-05-13 2014-05-13 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:13:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/13/bryant-park-juggling1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/13/bryant-park-juggling1 Date: May 13, 2014

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

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-05-13 2014-05-13 5:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:13:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/14/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/14/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: May 14, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-1010

Location: Bronx Zoo (in Bronx Park)

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X002 Bronx Park 2014-05-14 2014-05-14 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:13:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Belvedere's Kingdom]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/14/central-park-tour-belvederes-kingdom http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/14/central-park-tour-belvederes-kingdom Date: May 14, 2014

Take a walk around the landscapes dominated by historic Belvedere Castle, situated high on Vista Rock. Route involves moderate inclines and a few stairs.

Space is limited; advance registration suggested. 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 30mph or more, snowstorms, and a wind chill below 25 or heat index above 95 degrees).

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: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Belvedere Castle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-05-14 2014-05-14 12:00 pm 1:15 pm 40.7793, -73.9691 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/530fef2612e4a.jpg Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:13:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Teaching in the Spring Kitchen and Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/14/teaching-in-the-spring-kitchen-and-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/14/teaching-in-the-spring-kitchen-and-garden Date: May 14, 2014

Learn some Edible Schoolyard NYC lessons and teaching techniques for the garden and kitchen in spring.

You must RSVP as space is limited.

Grow to Learn registered schools only may request soil, compost, and lumber for Fall delivery.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 788-8073

Location: PS 216

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2014-05-14 2014-05-14 4:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.5903, -73.9698 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:13:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/15/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/15/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: May 15, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-1010

Location: Bronx Zoo (in Bronx Park)

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X002 Bronx Park 2014-05-15 2014-05-15 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:13:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Conversational English]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/15/conversational-english http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/15/conversational-english Date: May 15, 2014

Participants will explore different topics through conversation, to explore their English diction and comprehension.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-05-15 2014-05-15 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:13:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Learn To Draw]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/15/learn-to-draw http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/15/learn-to-draw Date: May 15, 2014

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

Start time: 1:00 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 2014-05-15 2014-05-15 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:13:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature on the Go!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/15/nature-on-the-go http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/15/nature-on-the-go Date: May 15, 2014

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-05-15 2014-05-15 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51634824e03ed.jpg Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:13:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Animal Encounter]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/15/animal-encounter http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/15/animal-encounter Date: May 15, 2014

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

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-05-15 2014-05-15 3:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5163470fe9ca2.png Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:13:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Lecture with Neil Duncan, Collections Manager, Mammalogy, AMNH]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/15/lecture-with-neil-duncan-collections-manager-mammalogy-amnh http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/15/lecture-with-neil-duncan-collections-manager-mammalogy-amnh Date: May 15, 2014

Join NYC Parks for a lecture with Neil Duncan, Collections Manager, Mammalogy and Vertebrate Zoology, American Museum of Natural History as part of the exhibition Closely Knit: A Textile Analysis of Animals by Ruth Marshall, on view in the Arsenal Gallery.

The event is free but seating is limited. RSVP to artandantiquities@parks.nyc.gov

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-05-15 2014-05-15 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/535186f1be8f2.jpeg Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:13:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Fashion Flashback: 1914]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/15/fashion-flashback-1914 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/15/fashion-flashback-1914 Date: May 15, 2014

To celebrate the centennial of both Bronx County and Bartow-Pell, we offer a look back at the fashions of 1914 by Bard Graduate Center scholar Sarah Pickman. Her studies in fashion history and anthropology, combined with her work in the Textile Conservation Department at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, give her a unique take on a tumultuous time.

Registration requested at info@bpmm.org or (718) 885-1461.

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 885-1461

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2014-05-15 2014-05-15 7:30 pm 40.8705, -73.8109 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:13:53 EDT
<![CDATA[English Reading For Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/16/english-reading-for-adults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/16/english-reading-for-adults Date: May 16, 2014

This class is for individuals who speak English. Class will focus on strategies improve reading, diction and writing.

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 2014-05-16 2014-05-16 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:13:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/16/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/16/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: May 16, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-1010

Location: Bronx Zoo (in Bronx Park)

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X002 Bronx Park 2014-05-16 2014-05-16 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:13:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Conference House Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/16/house-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/16/house-tours Date: May 16, 2014

Come to the Conference House in Tottenville for guided tours through an historic house where Benjamin Franklin, Edward Rutledge, John Adams, and Lord Howe met in an attempt to end the Revolutionary War. After taking a guided tour, experience the rich views of nature at Conference House Park, as well as stopping by the Visitor's Center to view our rotating exhibits!

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 984-6046

Location: Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2014-05-16 2014-05-16 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.502, -74.2514 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5339a985105b4.jpg Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:13:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Short Story Fiction/Non-Fiction Writing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/16/short-story-fictionnonfiction-writing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/16/short-story-fictionnonfiction-writing Date: May 16, 2014

Work on your fiction/non-fiction short story-writing with an established writer. Get to know your character and create your scene. Use timed writing exercises to flesh out your story idea and develop an interesting character.

This class is for adults.

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 2014-05-16 2014-05-16 1:30 pm 3:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:13:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature on the Go!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/16/nature-on-the-go http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/16/nature-on-the-go Date: May 16, 2014

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-05-16 2014-05-16 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51634824e03ed.jpg Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:13:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Animal Encounter]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/16/animal-encounter http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/16/animal-encounter Date: May 16, 2014

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

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-05-16 2014-05-16 3:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5163470fe9ca2.png Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:13:53 EDT
<![CDATA[ESL Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/17/esl-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/17/esl-class Date: May 17, 2014

Spanish-speaking adults will learn the basic structure of English from ESL instructor. New students must take a placement test, which is administered at 11am on Saturdays.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-05-17 2014-05-17 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:13:53 EDT
<![CDATA[MillionTreesNYC Planting Event at Jones Woods Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/17/milliontreesnyc-planting-event-at-jones-woods-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/17/milliontreesnyc-planting-event-at-jones-woods-park Date: May 17, 2014

Seven years ago, the city launched the MillionTreesNYC initiative with an ambitious goal: to plant and care for one million new trees across the city.

The benefits to be gained were clear: improved air and water quality; reduced pollution from storm water runoff, flooding and erosion; and reduced energy costs, to name a few.

Since 2007, we have come a long way towards reaching our goal of planting one million trees, and we are confident that we will get there.

We invite you to join us this spring to plant trees at Jones Woods Park in Staten Island!

Registration is required

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Franklin Avenue and Arnold Street (in Jones Woods Park)

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R048 Jones Woods Park 2014-05-17 2014-05-17 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.6385, -74.0908 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:13:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Tunisian Crochet Beginners]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/17/tunisian-crochet-beginners http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/17/tunisian-crochet-beginners Date: May 17, 2014

Learn basic Tunisian or Afghan crochet in this class, where you'll learn to use the technique to make a pot holder.

Materials required:

  • One skein light colored worsted weight (#4) yarn
  • #H crochet hook

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 2014-05-17 2014-05-17 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:13:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/17/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/17/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: May 17, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-1010

Location: Bronx Zoo (in Bronx Park)

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X002 Bronx Park 2014-05-17 2014-05-17 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:13:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Fly Fishing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/17/bryant-park-fly-fishing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/17/bryant-park-fly-fishing Date: May 17, 2014

Learn the basics of fly fishing - no water needed!

Join expert instrucotrs from Orvis for lessons on fly casting and outfit rigging. Pre-register by phone.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 827-0698

Location: Fifth Avenue Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-05-17 2014-05-17 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7528, -73.9816 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:13:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Hiking Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/17/central-park-tour-hiking-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/17/central-park-tour-hiking-central-park Date: May 17, 2014

A follow-up to the sold-out Central Park Hike last summer, guides will take guests from Belvedere Castle at Vista Rock, through the Ramble and other landscapes to the Hallett Nature Sanctuary. Learn about urban horticulture, woodlands, and conservation on this hike co-led by Conservancy staff and the Appalachian Mountain Club. Route involves hills, stairs, uneven paths, and wood-chipped trails. Ages 16+.

Space is limited; advance registration suggested. 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 30mph or more, snowstorms, and a wind chill below 25 or heat index above 95 degrees).

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: 10:30 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Belvedere Castle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-05-17 2014-05-17 10:30 am 12:30 pm 40.7793, -73.9691 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/530ffee528c1e.jpg Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:13:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Mid-Park Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/17/central-park-tour-midpark-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/17/central-park-tour-midpark-welcome-tour Date: May 17, 2014

Explore Central Park’s central features, including the Lake and Ramble woodland, then marvel at the views from Belvedere Castle. This route involves many hills, stairs, and uneven paths.

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 or heat index above 95 degrees).

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: 12:00 pm

End time: 12:45 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Alexander von Humboldt statue (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-05-17 2014-05-17 12:00 pm 12:45 pm 40.7794, -73.9734 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53063d734c462.jpg Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:13:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Introduction to Bird Watching]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/17/introduction-to-bird-watching http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/17/introduction-to-bird-watching Date: May 17, 2014

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

Led by the Brooklyn Brid Club.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-05-17 2014-05-17 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/528136ab90698.jpg Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:13:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Hands-on History: Reading with Rufus]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/17/handson-history-reading-with-rufus http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/17/handson-history-reading-with-rufus Date: May 17, 2014

Rufus King loved to read and owned over 3,500 books! Take a tour of the museum to see his library. Create your own book and decorate it using paper marbleizing, which was very popular in the 19th century.

Families with children of all ages are welcome!

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 206-0545

Location: King Manor Museum (in Rufus King Park)

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Q023 Rufus King Park 2014-05-17 2014-05-17 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.703, -73.8037 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fe3c0293b2.jpg Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:13:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Citizenship Classes for Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/17/citizenship-classes-for-adults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/17/citizenship-classes-for-adults Date: May 17, 2014

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 2014-05-17 2014-05-17 12:30 pm 1:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:13:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Conference House Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/17/house-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/17/house-tours Date: May 17, 2014

Come to the Conference House in Tottenville for guided tours through an historic house where Benjamin Franklin, Edward Rutledge, John Adams, and Lord Howe met in an attempt to end the Revolutionary War. After taking a guided tour, experience the rich views of nature at Conference House Park, as well as stopping by the Visitor's Center to view our rotating exhibits!

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 984-6046

Location: Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2014-05-17 2014-05-17 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.502, -74.2514 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5339a985105b4.jpg Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:13:53 EDT
<![CDATA[History In Your Hands: Fleece Fun]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/17/history-in-your-hands-fleece-fun1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/17/history-in-your-hands-fleece-fun1 Date: May 17, 2014

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 789-2822 x301

Location: Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-05-17 2014-05-17 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6643, -73.9639 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51635132de039.jpg Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:13:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/18/summer-on-the-hudson-tai-chi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/18/summer-on-the-hudson-tai-chi Date: May 18, 2014

Join Silvana Pizzuti to learn and practice Tai Chi, a slow moving martial art with health benefits for all fitness levels.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: 311

Location: Soldiers and Sailors Monument (in Riverside Park)

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M072 Riverside Park 2014-05-18 2014-05-18 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.792, -73.979 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:13:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/18/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/18/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: May 18, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-1010

Location: Bronx Zoo (in Bronx Park)

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X002 Bronx Park 2014-05-18 2014-05-18 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:13:53 EDT
<![CDATA[World's Fair Anniversary Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/18/worlds-fair-anniversary-festival-in-flushing-meadows-corona-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/18/worlds-fair-anniversary-festival-in-flushing-meadows-corona-park Date: May 18, 2014

We're celebrating the 75th and 50th anniversaries of the NYC World's Fair with a full day of free activities for all.

Interested in revisiting the 1939 and 1964 Fairs? We'll be leading tours of historic sites that are still in Flushing Medaows Corona Park, and displaying exhibits of memorabilia.

Kid-friendly events include 50-cent rides on the historic carousel, puppet shows, face painting, and a visit by Mr Met.

Enjoy cultural music and dance performances throughout the day followed by an evening concert and fireworks!. Different foods from around the world will be available, including Belgian waffles, which were introduced to the US at the 1964 World's Fair.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Unisphere (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2014-05-18 2014-05-18 1:00 pm 8:30 pm 40.7464, -73.845 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d914eef31c.jpg Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:13:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Conference House Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/18/house-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/18/house-tours Date: May 18, 2014

Come to the Conference House in Tottenville for guided tours through an historic house where Benjamin Franklin, Edward Rutledge, John Adams, and Lord Howe met in an attempt to end the Revolutionary War. After taking a guided tour, experience the rich views of nature at Conference House Park, as well as stopping by the Visitor's Center to view our rotating exhibits!

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 984-6046

Location: Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2014-05-18 2014-05-18 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.502, -74.2514 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5339a985105b4.jpg Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:13:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Fleece Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/18/fleece-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/18/fleece-festival Date: May 18, 2014

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 789-2822 x301

Location: Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-05-18 2014-05-18 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6643, -73.9639 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d5bf57a9a9.jpg Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:13:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Northern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/18/central-park-tour-northern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/18/central-park-tour-northern-welcome-tour Date: May 18, 2014

See the park’s northernmost highlights on this walk from Conservatory Garden, along the Harlem Meer and past the North Woods. The route is easy to negotiate, a few stairs.

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 or heat index above 95 degrees).

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) 860-1370

Location: East 106th Street Entrance (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-05-18 2014-05-18 2:00 pm 2:45 pm 40.7943, -73.9512 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52a0ef96a6454.jpg Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:13:53 EDT
<![CDATA[History In Your Hands: Fleece Fun]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/18/history-in-your-hands-fleece-fun1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/18/history-in-your-hands-fleece-fun1 Date: May 18, 2014

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 789-2822 x301

Location: Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-05-18 2014-05-18 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6643, -73.9639 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51635132de039.jpg Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:13:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/19/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/19/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: May 19, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-1010

Location: Bronx Zoo (in Bronx Park)

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X002 Bronx Park 2014-05-19 2014-05-19 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:13:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Italian Language Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/19/bryant-park-italian-language-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/19/bryant-park-italian-language-class Date: May 19, 2014

Learn a new language or brush up on your skills in these beginner classes. Attendance is limited to one class for each language offered. Registration required: inlinguainBryantPark@inlingua.com.

Italian: May 19th, July 7th, July 28th, August 25th

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 2014-05-19 2014-05-19 11:45 am 12:30 pm 40.7534, -73.9827 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:13:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/20/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/20/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: May 20, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-1010

Location: Bronx Zoo (in Bronx Park)

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X002 Bronx Park 2014-05-20 2014-05-20 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:13:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Human Impacts Institute Tree Care Tuesdays]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/20/human-impacts-institute-tree-care-tuesdays http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/20/human-impacts-institute-tree-care-tuesdays Date: May 20, 2014

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 727 9761

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

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2014-05-20 2014-05-20 5:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.716, -73.9555 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d8195c8ec3.JPG Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:13:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/20/bryant-park-juggling1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/20/bryant-park-juggling1 Date: May 20, 2014

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

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-05-20 2014-05-20 5:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:13:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/21/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/21/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: May 21, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-1010

Location: Bronx Zoo (in Bronx Park)

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X002 Bronx Park 2014-05-21 2014-05-21 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:13:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Artist Talk with Ruth Marshall]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/21/artist-talk-with-ruth-marshall3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/21/artist-talk-with-ruth-marshall3 Date: May 21, 2014

Join Ruth Marshall for a talk about her artwork as part of her exhibition Closely Knit: A Textile Analysis of Animals on View in the Arsenal Gallery.

Closely Knit: A Textile Analysis of Animals by Ruth Marshall brings attention to illegal wildlife trade and species loss in a way that unites a widened audience of scientists, art enthusiasts and the general public. Her life-size, knitted textile pelts of tigers, leopards, coral snakes and Australian marsupials exemplify how artisan goods have the potential to have higher commercial value than poached skins on the black market. Her textiles reinforce the ideology that support for conservation and culture is a more sustainable, viable and lucrative endeavor than the illegal wildlife trade.

She has conducted research at the American Museum of Natural History, Melbourne Museum and the Berlin Zoo. For Closely Knit, Marshall studied Askai, Central Park Zoo’s six-year-old male snow leopard and created a new knitted workbased on his distinctive coat. The exhibition is staged in the historic Arsenal building, which housed a menagerie of gifted animals on the basement level from 1859 to 1871, and was the first home of the American Museum of Natural History from 1869 to 1877 before it moved to its current home on Manhattan’s West Side.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-05-21 2014-05-21 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5351884c65142.jpeg Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:13:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/22/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/22/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: May 22, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-1010

Location: Bronx Zoo (in Bronx Park)

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X002 Bronx Park 2014-05-22 2014-05-22 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:13:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Conversational English]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/22/conversational-english http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/22/conversational-english Date: May 22, 2014

Participants will explore different topics through conversation, to explore their English diction and comprehension.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-05-22 2014-05-22 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:13:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Learn To Draw]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/22/learn-to-draw http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/22/learn-to-draw Date: May 22, 2014

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

Start time: 1:00 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 2014-05-22 2014-05-22 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:13:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature on the Go!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/22/nature-on-the-go http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/22/nature-on-the-go Date: May 22, 2014

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-05-22 2014-05-22 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51634824e03ed.jpg Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:13:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Animal Encounter]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/22/animal-encounter http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/22/animal-encounter Date: May 22, 2014

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

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-05-22 2014-05-22 3:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5163470fe9ca2.png Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:13:53 EDT
<![CDATA[English Reading For Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/23/english-reading-for-adults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/23/english-reading-for-adults Date: May 23, 2014

This class is for individuals who speak English. Class will focus on strategies improve reading, diction and writing.

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 2014-05-23 2014-05-23 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:13:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/23/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/23/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: May 23, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-1010

Location: Bronx Zoo (in Bronx Park)

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X002 Bronx Park 2014-05-23 2014-05-23 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:13:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Mid-Park Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/23/central-park-tour-midpark-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/23/central-park-tour-midpark-welcome-tour Date: May 23, 2014

Explore Central Park’s central features, including the Lake and Ramble woodland, then marvel at the views from Belvedere Castle. This route involves many hills, stairs, and uneven paths.

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 or heat index above 95 degrees).

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: 12:00 pm

End time: 12:45 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Alexander von Humboldt statue (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-05-23 2014-05-23 12:00 pm 12:45 pm 40.7794, -73.9734 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53063d734c462.jpg Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:13:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Conference House Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/23/house-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/23/house-tours Date: May 23, 2014

Come to the Conference House in Tottenville for guided tours through an historic house where Benjamin Franklin, Edward Rutledge, John Adams, and Lord Howe met in an attempt to end the Revolutionary War. After taking a guided tour, experience the rich views of nature at Conference House Park, as well as stopping by the Visitor's Center to view our rotating exhibits!

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 984-6046

Location: Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2014-05-23 2014-05-23 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.502, -74.2514 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5339a985105b4.jpg Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:13:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Short Story Fiction/Non-Fiction Writing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/23/short-story-fictionnonfiction-writing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/23/short-story-fictionnonfiction-writing Date: May 23, 2014

Work on your fiction/non-fiction short story-writing with an established writer. Get to know your character and create your scene. Use timed writing exercises to flesh out your story idea and develop an interesting character.

This class is for adults.

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 2014-05-23 2014-05-23 1:30 pm 3:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:13:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature on the Go!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/23/nature-on-the-go http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/23/nature-on-the-go Date: May 23, 2014

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-05-23 2014-05-23 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51634824e03ed.jpg Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:13:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Animal Encounter]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/23/animal-encounter http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/23/animal-encounter Date: May 23, 2014

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

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-05-23 2014-05-23 3:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5163470fe9ca2.png Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:13:53 EDT
<![CDATA[ESL Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/24/esl-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/24/esl-class Date: May 24, 2014

Spanish-speaking adults will learn the basic structure of English from ESL instructor. New students must take a placement test, which is administered at 11am on Saturdays.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-05-24 2014-05-24 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:13:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Nature Walks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/24/summer-on-the-hudson-nature-walks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/24/summer-on-the-hudson-nature-walks Date: May 24, 2014

Join Leslie Day, naturalist and author of Field Guide to the Natural World of New York City, and Field Guide to the Street Trees of New York City, (Johns Hopkins University Press) for a nature walk.

Learn about the trees, plants and bird life of Riverside Park.

The walk will explore the trees and birds along the river to the gardens.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: 311

Location: West 79th Street and Riverside Drive (in Riverside Park)

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M072 Riverside Park 2014-05-24 2014-05-24 9:30 am 11:00 am 40.7851, -73.9827 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:13:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Tunisian Crochet Beginners]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/24/tunisian-crochet-beginners http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/24/tunisian-crochet-beginners Date: May 24, 2014

Learn basic Tunisian or Afghan crochet in this class, where you'll learn to use the technique to make a pot holder.

Materials required:

  • One skein light colored worsted weight (#4) yarn
  • #H crochet hook

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 2014-05-24 2014-05-24 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:13:53 EDT