NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2016 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://nyc.gov/parks/events NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Thu, 05 May 2016 08:56:38 GMT <![CDATA[Kids Learn to Ride a Bike with Bike NY]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/kids-learn-to-ride-a-bike-with-bike-ny1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/kids-learn-to-ride-a-bike-with-bike-ny1 Date: May 7, 2016

Bike New York will cohost a free Kids Learn to Ride event with HY/HK Alliance!

Are you struggling to teach your child to ride a bike the old-fashioned way? Are you about ready to throw in the towel? Are you and your child interested in a positive community experience where dozens of kids learn to ride a bike together? If so, Learn to Ride—Kids is the class for you. This class is open to children ages 5 - 13. Each participant must attend with a legal guardian.

There will be two class sessions, noon - 2:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. We will close off Hudson Boulevard West adjacent to the playground to create a car free learning environment.

Registration is strongly encouraged! Vist Bike NYC to register.

Kids must bring their own bike and helmet. Enoch's Bike Shop has created a raffle for a girls bike for the event!

Classes are canceled in the event of rain; please call the Bike NY weather hotline at (212) 870-2080 ext. 2 for updates. Students registered for a class that is canceled because of rain will be invited to register for a later class date within the established season schedule.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 239-1619

Location: 35th Street Playground (in Hudson Park)

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M399 Hudson Park 2016-05-07 2016-05-07 3:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.75603679324600000, -74.00011681216400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/571e7ceed73a5.jpg Mon, 02 May 2016 18:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Audubon: Wonderful Warblers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/08/popup-audubon-wonderful-warblers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/08/popup-audubon-wonderful-warblers Date: May 8, 2016

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 Bird Watching, 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 2016-05-08 2016-05-08 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.66183853149414000, -73.96591949462890000 Tue, 22 Mar 2016 16:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Audubon II: Animal Clues]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/08/popup-audubon-ii-animal-clues http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/08/popup-audubon-ii-animal-clues Date: May 8, 2016

Join Alliance educators at the Peninsula to learn about birds and other animals that make their home near water, and add to the “nest” we are weaving with natural materials.

  • 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 April, play Habitat Bingo, search for birds and design a home for one of the Park's many living things.
  • Lakeside Nature Stroll, 12–1 pm: Join Alliance naturalists for a guided nature walk through the meandering paths of the Peninsula and search for signs of animal homes.
  • Junior Naturalists, 1–2 pm: Help Alliance naturalists track migrating birds and invasive plants that impact where animals can make their homes 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 Bird Watching, 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 2016-05-08 2016-05-08 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.65719985961914000, -73.96890258789062000 Tue, 22 Mar 2016 16:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Learn to Ride: Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/08/learn-to-rideadults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/08/learn-to-rideadults Date: May 8, 2016

Learn to Ride—Adults is a free class for adults and mature teens who are ready to ride. It doesn’t matter if you’re 18 or 80, we’ll get you rolling in no time. With our safe, easy, effective method, Learn to Ride students learn how to balance, pedal, start, stop, and steer a bike, as well as adjust a helmet for proper fit. Most people learn to ride in one session, but even if they don’t, they’ll leave equipped with an easy, low-stress way to teach themselves—or, they can join us for another free class!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 870-2080

Location: Flushing Meadows Corona Park Aquatics Center (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2016-05-08 2016-05-08 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.75159835815430000, -73.83719635009766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56fc41cd74099.jpg Tue, 05 Apr 2016 14:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Exploration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/08/nature-exploration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/08/nature-exploration Date: May 8, 2016

Join the Prospect Park Alliance for nature education programs at the Prospect Park Audubon Center, the first urban Audubon Center in the nation.

  • Nature Play, 10–11 am: Join Alliance naturalists and learn to appreciate the beauty of nature and develop self-reliance, creativity and problem-solving skills through different outdoor play-based activities.
  • Discovery Pack, 10 am–12 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.
  • Blooming Naturalists,12–1 pm: So you think you are a Naturalist? Find out at the Audubon Center by learning how to identify birds and use binoculars and field guides.
  • Introduction to Bird Watching, Saturdays, 12–1 pm: Look! Up in the sky, it’s a bird! But what kind of bird is it? Join the Prospect Park Alliance to learn about the magnificent array of birds that call Prospect Park home. Led by the Brooklyn Bird Club.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2016-05-08 2016-05-08 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.66070175170898400, -73.96540069580078000 Wed, 16 Mar 2016 15:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Ed Center Open Hours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/08/ed-center-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/08/ed-center-open-hours Date: May 8, 2016

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

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

Photo by Alexa Hoyer

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Environmental Education Center (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-05-08 2016-05-08 1:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.70428673171300000, -73.98938399553300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56b39ce479a04.jpg Thu, 04 Feb 2016 15:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Fleece Fun]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/08/fleece-fun http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/08/fleece-fun Date: May 8, 2016

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 2016-05-08 2016-05-08 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.66429901123047000, -73.96389770507812000 Tue, 22 Mar 2016 11:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/09/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/09/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour Date: May 9, 2016

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

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

For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

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

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M010 Central Park 2016-05-09 2016-05-09 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.76549911499023400, -73.97219848632812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570803bf842f4.JPG Mon, 11 Apr 2016 17:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Beginner Foreign Language Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/09/beginner-foreign-language-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/09/beginner-foreign-language-class Date: May 9, 2016

Bryant Park speaks Brazilian Portuguese, Italian, and Japanese with instruction by inlingua. Learn a new language in these standalone beginner classes. Classes are not cumulative, so you may attend any class throughout the season without needing to play catch up.

Registration is required, and opens one week before each class date. Please email inlinguainBryantPark@inlingua.com to reserve a spot.

There is a 20 student capacity per class. Attendance limited to one class for each language offered.

Start time: 11:45 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2016-05-09 2016-05-09 11:45 am 12:30 pm 40.75370025634800000, -73.98359680175800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57101988d29ab.jpg Mon, 18 Apr 2016 19:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Hallett Nature Sanctuary]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/09/hallett-nature-sanctuary http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/09/hallett-nature-sanctuary Date: May 9, 2016

During these limited hours, visitors can explore the normally-closed Hallett Nature Sanctuary at their own pace along the rustic trail. See how the Central Park Conservancy has restored this native woodland garden for birds and other wildlife.

The wood-chipped trail is uneven; please wear appropriate shoes. This ecosystem is a protected area and home to many flora and fauna. No groups, dogs, bikes, or strollers. Free and self-guided, no registration needed. Space is limited.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Hallett Nature Sanctuary (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-05-09 2016-05-09 2:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.76570129394531000, -73.97609710693360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f00ec84d426.jpg Mon, 21 Mar 2016 12:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Teen PASS]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/09/teen-pass http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/09/teen-pass Date: May 9, 2016

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

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

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: 2123602746

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

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R008, B126 Faber Pool and Park, Red Hook Recreation Area 2016-05-09 2016-05-09 3:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.64023590087890600, -74.13526916503906000; 40.67240142822265600, -74.00399780273438000 Mon, 19 Oct 2015 13:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Ed Center Open Hours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/10/ed-center-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/10/ed-center-open-hours Date: May 10, 2016

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

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

Photo by Alexa Hoyer

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Environmental Education Center (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-05-10 2016-05-10 3:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.70428673171300000, -73.98938399553300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56b39ce479a04.jpg Mon, 28 Mar 2016 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Teen PASS]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/10/teen-pass http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/10/teen-pass Date: May 10, 2016

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

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

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: 2123602746

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

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R008, B126 Faber Pool and Park, Red Hook Recreation Area 2016-05-10 2016-05-10 3:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.64023590087890600, -74.13526916503906000; 40.67240142822265600, -74.00399780273438000 Mon, 19 Oct 2015 13:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Partnerships Academy Workshop: Partnering for Success (Bronx)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/10/partnerships-academy-workshop-partnering-for-success-bronx http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/10/partnerships-academy-workshop-partnering-for-success-bronx Date: May 10, 2016

Would you like to have more support for your community group? At this workshop, participants will gain the skills to build strong relationships with businesses, government, and other organizations. You will leave knowing what type of organization you are going to approach next, and how to get them on board.

The workshop will include:

  • A guide to how to identify the best potential new partners for your group
  • A pitch activity to craft and practice what you will say to sign on a new partner
  • Expert speakers from business and government will explain what makes them want to partner with a group

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 602-5349

Location: The Bronx Museum of the Arts

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2016-05-10 2016-05-10 6:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.83115020000000000, -73.91976250000000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5714ec6fb4d2a.png Mon, 18 Apr 2016 19:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Greeley Square Improv]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/10/greeley-square-improv http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/10/greeley-square-improv Date: May 10, 2016

Learn improv with some of NYC's best instructors from The Peoples Improv Theater.

Explore scene work and improvisation techniques in a free, two-hour long beginner-level improv workshop in Greeley Square Park.

Each class is a fresh start and covers beginner-level material through games and group exercises.

Register online and join us for a class! Registration is required for each class but we encourage you to stop by a class to see if there is space available.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 719-3434

Location: Greeley Square (in Greeley Square Park)

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M032 Greeley Square Park 2016-05-10 2016-05-10 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.74860000610351600, -73.98829650878906000 Wed, 27 Apr 2016 13:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Walking Meditation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/11/walking-meditation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/11/walking-meditation Date: May 11, 2016

This class, presented by the Shinnyo Center for Meditation & Well-Being, translates fundamental Buddhist principles into experiences that can be accessible to anyone in contemporary society. The Walking Meditation classes will begin at the Upper Terrace gravel (across from the Bryant Park Cafe) with opening remarks and instruction; then, the class will conduct a slow and mindful turn about the park.

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2016-05-11 2016-05-11 8:30 am 9:00 am 40.75370025634800000, -73.98359680175800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/571022d1e50f9.jpg Mon, 18 Apr 2016 19:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Northern Forts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/11/central-park-tour-northern-forts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/11/central-park-tour-northern-forts Date: May 11, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2016-05-11 2016-05-11 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.79679870605469000, -73.95149993896484000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57080296a04a7.jpg Tue, 12 Apr 2016 13:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Hallett Nature Sanctuary]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/11/hallett-nature-sanctuary http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/11/hallett-nature-sanctuary Date: May 11, 2016

During these limited hours, visitors can explore the normally-closed Hallett Nature Sanctuary at their own pace along the rustic trail. See how the Central Park Conservancy has restored this native woodland garden for birds and other wildlife.

The wood-chipped trail is uneven; please wear appropriate shoes. This ecosystem is a protected area and home to many flora and fauna. No groups, dogs, bikes, or strollers. Free and self-guided, no registration needed. Space is limited.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Hallett Nature Sanctuary (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-05-11 2016-05-11 2:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.76570129394531000, -73.97609710693360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f00ec84d426.jpg Mon, 21 Mar 2016 12:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Teen PASS]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/11/teen-pass http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/11/teen-pass Date: May 11, 2016

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

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

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: 2123602746

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

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R008, B126 Faber Pool and Park, Red Hook Recreation Area 2016-05-11 2016-05-11 3:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.64023590087890600, -74.13526916503906000; 40.67240142822265600, -74.00399780273438000 Mon, 19 Oct 2015 13:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[GreenThumb Workshop: The Power of Herbs]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/11/greenthumb-workshop-the-power-of-herbs http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/11/greenthumb-workshop-the-power-of-herbs Date: May 11, 2016

Companion planting is growing garden plants together that have complementary requirements and so do not compete for light, water, or other resources. Good companion planting results in better growth of each plant. Many herbs are good companions: they are beneficial to pollinators, give off essential oils that repel pests and don’t require too much water. Come to the workshop to learn more!

Please RSVP here.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 602-5300

Location: Franklin Memorial Garden

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2016-05-11 2016-05-11 5:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.82630157470703000, -73.90529632568360000 Tue, 05 Apr 2016 17:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Good Bugs in the Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/11/good-bugs-in-the-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/11/good-bugs-in-the-garden Date: May 11, 2016

Join Morris-Jumel Gardener Karen for a free evening of insect fun.

She will discuss beneficial insects in the garden, and you and your little ones are invited to help her release ladybugs into the park!

Because we close our park at 5:00 p.m., please meet at the entrance gates promptly at 6:00 p.m. to be allowed in to join the fun.

All ages are welcome and no pre-registration required. For more information about this program, please email jardinera.karen@gmail.com.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 6:45 pm

Contact phone: (212) 923-8008

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

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M073 Roger Morris Park 2016-05-11 2016-05-11 6:00 pm 6:45 pm 40.83449935913086000, -73.93849945068360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570bd4c278b5b.JPG Tue, 12 Apr 2016 11:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Tree Tots (3-4 year-olds) - Early Childhood Series]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/12/tree-tots-early-childhood-series http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/12/tree-tots-early-childhood-series Date: May 12, 2016

Through hands-on activities, observations, games and stories, children will become familiar with the sights and sounds of the forest.

This program will take place indoors and outdoors (weather-permitting) for children and their caregivers.

Space is limited and registration is requsted. Please call (718) 351-3450 or email naturecenter@sigreenbelt.org.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:15 am

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2016-05-12 2016-05-12 9:30 am 10:15 am 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 Mon, 28 Mar 2016 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Peepers (2 year-olds) - Early Childhood Series]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/12/peepers-early-childhood-series http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/12/peepers-early-childhood-series Date: May 12, 2016

Through hands-on activities, observations, games, and stories, children will become familiar with the sights and sounds of the forest.

This program will take place indoor and outdoors (weather-permitting) for children and their caregivers.

Space is limited. Registeration requested. Please call (718) 351-3450 or email naturecenter@sigreenbelt.org.

Start time: 10:45 am

End time: 11:15 am

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2016-05-12 2016-05-12 10:45 am 11:15 am 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 Mon, 28 Mar 2016 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/12/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/12/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour Date: May 12, 2016

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

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

For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

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

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M010 Central Park 2016-05-12 2016-05-12 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.76549911499023400, -73.97219848632812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570803bf842f4.JPG Tue, 12 Apr 2016 13:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Exploration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/12/nature-exploration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/12/nature-exploration Date: May 12, 2016

Join the Prospect Park Alliance for nature education programs at the Prospect Park Audubon Center, the first urban Audubon Center in the nation.

Thursdays and Fridays, 12–4, beginning Friday, April 7

  • Discovery Pack, 12–3 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.
  • Bird Nerds Game Hour, 1–2 pm: Test your knowledge of birds in this fun, mildly competitive hour of puzzles, Bingo, card games, and more!
  • Nature on the Go!, 2–3 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, 3–4 pm: Curious as to how Snappy the turtle got her name? Want to watch the snake gobble a mouse? Join Alliance Naturalists in learning more about the animals in the Audubon Center’s collection and even assist in an actual feeding.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2016-05-12 2016-05-12 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.66070175170898400, -73.96540069580078000 Mon, 28 Mar 2016 18:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Ed Center Open Hours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/12/ed-center-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/12/ed-center-open-hours Date: May 12, 2016

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

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

Photo by Alexa Hoyer

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Environmental Education Center (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-05-12 2016-05-12 3:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.70428673171300000, -73.98938399553300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56b39ce479a04.jpg Mon, 28 Mar 2016 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Teen PASS]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/12/teen-pass http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/12/teen-pass Date: May 12, 2016

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

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

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: 2123602746

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

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R008, B126 Faber Pool and Park, Red Hook Recreation Area 2016-05-12 2016-05-12 3:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.64023590087890600, -74.13526916503906000; 40.67240142822265600, -74.00399780273438000 Mon, 19 Oct 2015 13:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[City Chicken Institute: Spring Chicks Special - Hatching and Rearing Chicks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/12/city-chicken-institute-spring-chicks-special-hatching-and-rearing-chicks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/12/city-chicken-institute-spring-chicks-special-hatching-and-rearing-chicks Date: May 12, 2016

Visit a live chicken coop and learn how to raise your own flock. This workshop will go over the joys and risks of hatching your own eggs and how to care for the cute fuzzy little things that follow.

Workshops 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.

The garden's gates open at 5:30 p.m.; the workshop begins at 6 p.m.

For more informaiton and updates, please visit our Meetup.com page.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 333-2552

Location: Imani Community Garden

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2016-05-12 2016-05-12 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.67620086669922000, -73.93289947509766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56fea1fbbd0c7.JPG Wed, 06 Apr 2016 13:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Beginner Chess Social]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/12/beginner-chess-socials-at-bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/12/beginner-chess-socials-at-bryant-park-games Date: May 12, 2016

Welcome beginners! Learn to setup a chess board and map out your next move with assistance from our Chess host.

Kids are welcome.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2016-05-12 2016-05-12 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.75370025634800000, -73.98359680175800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57101ba286703.jpg Mon, 18 Apr 2016 19:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Exploration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/13/nature-exploration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/13/nature-exploration Date: May 13, 2016

Join the Prospect Park Alliance for nature education programs at the Prospect Park Audubon Center, the first urban Audubon Center in the nation.

Thursdays and Fridays, 12–4, beginning Friday, April 7

  • Discovery Pack, 12–3 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.
  • Bird Nerds Game Hour, 1–2 pm: Test your knowledge of birds in this fun, mildly competitive hour of puzzles, Bingo, card games, and more!
  • Nature on the Go!, 2–3 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, 3–4 pm: Curious as to how Snappy the turtle got her name? Want to watch the snake gobble a mouse? Join Alliance Naturalists in learning more about the animals in the Audubon Center’s collection and even assist in an actual feeding.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2016-05-13 2016-05-13 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.66070175170898400, -73.96540069580078000 Mon, 28 Mar 2016 18:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Legendary Landmarks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/13/central-park-tour-legendary-landmarks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/13/central-park-tour-legendary-landmarks Date: May 13, 2016

Built as a folly and 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 highlights, including Belvedere Castle, Shakespeare Garden, 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. The tour starts and ends at Belvedere Castle (mid-Park at 79th Street).

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review the Central Park Conservancy policies carefully. Groups of seven or more must schedule a custom tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org. For more information, please review our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

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 2016-05-13 2016-05-13 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.77930068969726600, -73.96910095214844000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5707fe79def37.JPG Thu, 14 Apr 2016 19:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Hallett Nature Sanctuary]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/13/hallett-nature-sanctuary http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/13/hallett-nature-sanctuary Date: May 13, 2016

During these limited hours, visitors can explore the normally-closed Hallett Nature Sanctuary at their own pace along the rustic trail. See how the Central Park Conservancy has restored this native woodland garden for birds and other wildlife.

The wood-chipped trail is uneven; please wear appropriate shoes. This ecosystem is a protected area and home to many flora and fauna. No groups, dogs, bikes, or strollers. Free and self-guided, no registration needed. Space is limited.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Hallett Nature Sanctuary (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-05-13 2016-05-13 2:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.76570129394531000, -73.97609710693360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f00ec84d426.jpg Mon, 21 Mar 2016 12:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Teen PASS]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/13/teen-pass http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/13/teen-pass Date: May 13, 2016

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

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

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: 2123602746

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

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R008, B126 Faber Pool and Park, Red Hook Recreation Area 2016-05-13 2016-05-13 3:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.64023590087890600, -74.13526916503906000; 40.67240142822265600, -74.00399780273438000 Mon, 19 Oct 2015 13:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Compost Tea and Cookies]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/14/compost-tea-and-cookies http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/14/compost-tea-and-cookies Date: May 14, 2016

This advanced composting class will show participants how to make a batch of compost tea—an aerated brew of finished compost in water. Making actively aerated compost tea creates an explosion of beneficial bacteria and fungi found in compost. Compost tea can be applied to plants as a foliar spray or soil soak.

Come enjoy tea and (edible!) cookies with us in this informative session. Register online: composttea.eventbrite.com

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2016-05-14 2016-05-14 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56a29d6bedeac.jpg Tue, 02 Feb 2016 18:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: The Art of Birding A Walk through Forever Wild Bird Sanctuary]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/14/summer-on-the-hudson-the-art-of-birding-a-walk-through-forever-wild-bird-sanctuary http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/14/summer-on-the-hudson-the-art-of-birding-a-walk-through-forever-wild-bird-sanctuary Date: May 14, 2016

Join Jeff Nulle, long-time volunteer park tender and past president of the Linnaean Society of New York, on National Migratory Bird Day, the height of spring migration in North America.

Bring binoculars if you have them.

Rain date: May 21

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: 311

Location: Riverside Park Bird Sanctuary (in Riverside Park)

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M071 Riverside Park 2016-05-14 2016-05-14 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.81039810180664000, -73.96579742431640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f57140b348d.JPG Mon, 11 Apr 2016 15:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Butterfly Project NYC Native Plant Share]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/14/butterfly-project-nyc-native-plant-share http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/14/butterfly-project-nyc-native-plant-share Date: May 14, 2016

Join Butterfly Project NYC, Grow to Learn, and The New York Botanical Garden/Bronx Green Up Program to learn more about the connections between native plants and pollinators and how to encourage them in urban landscapes.

This year’s workshop is once again part of NYC Wildflower Week. Plants will be available for pickup, to be used in schoolyards, community gardens, and other public spaces while supplies last.

Pre-registration is required. To register, fill out the online form at butterflyprojectnyc.org by 5:00 p.m. on May 9.

Many thanks to our partners at City Parks Foundation and NYC Wildflower Week.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 817-8026

Location: Grove Hill Learning Garden

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2016-05-14 2016-05-14 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.81969833374023400, -73.90930175781250000 Tue, 05 Apr 2016 17:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Learn to Ride: Kids]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/14/leanr-to-ride-kids http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/14/leanr-to-ride-kids Date: May 14, 2016

Learn to Ride—kids is a free class for adults and mature teens who are ready to ride. It doesn't matter how old you are, we’ll get you rolling in no time. With our safe, easy, effective method, Learn to Ride students learn how to balance, pedal, start, stop, and steer a bike, as well as adjust a helmet for proper fit. Most kids learn to ride in one session, but even if they don’t, they can join us for another free class!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 393-7370

Location: Juniper Boulevard South and 80th Street (in Juniper Valley Park)

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Q102 Juniper Valley Park 2016-05-14 2016-05-14 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.71979904174805000, -73.87529754638672000 Wed, 06 Apr 2016 13:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Learn to Ride: Adult Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/14/learn-to-rideadult-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/14/learn-to-rideadult-class Date: May 14, 2016

Learn to Ride—Adults is a free class for adults and mature teens who are ready to ride. It oesn’t matter if you’re 18 or 80, we’ll get you rolling in no time. With our safe, easy, effective method, Learn to Ride students learn how to balance, pedal, start, stop, and steer a bike, as well as adjust a helmet for proper fit. Most people learn to ride in one session, but even if they don’t, they’ll leave equipped with an easy, low-stress way to teach themselves—or, they can join us for another free class!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 870-2080

Location: Near the baseball field (in St. Mary's Park)

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2016-05-14 2016-05-14 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.81052146771000000, -73.91097760200500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/571934452746a.jpg Thu, 21 Apr 2016 17:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Learn to Ride: Kids]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/14/learn-to-ride-kids http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/14/learn-to-ride-kids Date: May 14, 2016

Learn to Ride—kids is a free class for adults and mature teens who are ready to ride. It doesn't matter how old you are, we’ll get you rolling in no time. With our safe, easy, effective method, Learn to Ride students learn how to balance, pedal, start, stop, and steer a bike, as well as adjust a helmet for proper fit. Most kids learn to ride in one session, but even if they don’t, they can join us for another free class!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 408-0243

Location: Bloomingdale Playground

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M238 Bloomingdale Playground 2016-05-14 2016-05-14 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.79930114746094000, -73.96600341796875000 Fri, 22 Apr 2016 18:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[GreenThumb Workshop: Event Planning For Volunteer Work Days]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/14/greenthumb-workshop-event-planning-for-volunteer-work-days http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/14/greenthumb-workshop-event-planning-for-volunteer-work-days Date: May 14, 2016

Do you want to learn how to plan an event that will also improve your community garden space? Come out and join us at El Flamboyan for an event planning workshop, fruit tree pruning, volunteer work day, and a cookout to celebrate at the end of the day.

Please RSVP here.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 602-5300

Location: El Flamboyan Community Garden

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2016-05-14 2016-05-14 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.81359863281250000, -73.90589904785156000 Tue, 05 Apr 2016 17:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Audubon: Wonderful Warblers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/14/popup-audubon-wonderful-warblers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/14/popup-audubon-wonderful-warblers Date: May 14, 2016

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 Bird Watching, 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 2016-05-14 2016-05-14 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.66183853149414000, -73.96591949462890000 Tue, 22 Mar 2016 16:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Audubon II: Animal Clues]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/14/popup-audubon-ii-animal-clues http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/14/popup-audubon-ii-animal-clues Date: May 14, 2016

Join Alliance educators at the Peninsula to learn about birds and other animals that make their home near water, and add to the “nest” we are weaving with natural materials.

  • 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 April, play Habitat Bingo, search for birds and design a home for one of the Park's many living things.
  • Lakeside Nature Stroll, 12–1 pm: Join Alliance naturalists for a guided nature walk through the meandering paths of the Peninsula and search for signs of animal homes.
  • Junior Naturalists, 1–2 pm: Help Alliance naturalists track migrating birds and invasive plants that impact where animals can make their homes 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 Bird Watching, 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 2016-05-14 2016-05-14 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.65719985961914000, -73.96890258789062000 Tue, 22 Mar 2016 16:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Playwriting for Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/14/playwriting-for-adults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/14/playwriting-for-adults Date: May 14, 2016

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2016-05-14 2016-05-14 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Wed, 30 Dec 2015 12:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Nature Exploration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/14/nature-exploration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/14/nature-exploration Date: May 14, 2016

Join the Prospect Park Alliance for nature education programs at the Prospect Park Audubon Center, the first urban Audubon Center in the nation.

  • Nature Play, 10–11 am: Join Alliance naturalists and learn to appreciate the beauty of nature and develop self-reliance, creativity and problem-solving skills through different outdoor play-based activities.
  • Discovery Pack, 10 am–12 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.
  • Blooming Naturalists,12–1 pm: So you think you are a Naturalist? Find out at the Audubon Center by learning how to identify birds and use binoculars and field guides.
  • Introduction to Bird Watching, Saturdays, 12–1 pm: Look! Up in the sky, it’s a bird! But what kind of bird is it? Join the Prospect Park Alliance to learn about the magnificent array of birds that call Prospect Park home. Led by the Brooklyn Bird Club.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2016-05-14 2016-05-14 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.66070175170898400, -73.96540069580078000 Wed, 16 Mar 2016 15:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Girls Season Opener Jam]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/14/summer-on-the-hudson-girls-season-opener-jam http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/14/summer-on-the-hudson-girls-season-opener-jam Date: May 14, 2016

Girls Riders Organization helps Summer on the Hudson celebrate the seasonal opening of Riverside Skate Park at 108th Street with an open skate, girls all-level learn to ride, board decorating, and a game of S.K.A.T.E.

Bring your board and full gear (helmet, elbow and knee pads for over 18 /wrist guards for under 18)..

Other Girls Riders Organization and Summer on the Hudson girls meet-up and skate dates: Sunday, July 17, Saturday, August 13, and Sunday, September 18, at 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

You may also join us at this event for a presentation of the proposed design for the Skate Park rebuild! Hear from project designers, W Architecture and Landscape Architecture, and representatives from Riverside Park Conservancy and NYC Parks from noon to 2:00 p.m.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Skate Park at 108th Street (in Riverside Park)

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M072 Riverside Park 2016-05-14 2016-05-14 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.80350112915000000, -73.96980285644500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f571a65f121.JPG Wed, 04 May 2016 14:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Ed Center Open Hours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/14/ed-center-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/14/ed-center-open-hours Date: May 14, 2016

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

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

Photo by Alexa Hoyer

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Environmental Education Center (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-05-14 2016-05-14 1:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.70428673171300000, -73.98938399553300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56b39ce479a04.jpg Thu, 04 Feb 2016 15:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Wildlife of New York]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/14/arts-culture-fun-wildlife-of-new-york http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/14/arts-culture-fun-wildlife-of-new-york Date: May 14, 2016

Join Illustrator Giada Crispiels for a unique coloring project celebrating her new book Wildlife of New York, which captures the diverse beauty of the city's treasured neighborhoods and landmarks, alongside the animals that call this city home.

Giada Crispiels is a Brooklyn-based artist whose work includes drawing, photography, and installations. Trained at the LABA Academy of Art (Brescia, Italy), she has won various residencies and fellowships for her work concerning nature in the urban environment.

Rain or shine! In case of rain, the event will be hosted indoors at the Salt Marsh Nature Center.

Please RSVP to reserve your spot.

In partnerships with Abbeville Press Publishers.

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Avenue U and East 33rd Street (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2016-05-14 2016-05-14 1:30 pm 3:00 pm 40.60469818115234400, -73.93029785156250000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f55f3085765.jpg Wed, 04 May 2016 17:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Fleece Fun]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/14/fleece-fun http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/14/fleece-fun Date: May 14, 2016

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 2016-05-14 2016-05-14 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.66429901123047000, -73.96389770507812000 Tue, 22 Mar 2016 11:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Storefront Science: Who Knows What Owls Eat?]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/14/storefront-science-who-knows-what-owls-eat http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/14/storefront-science-who-knows-what-owls-eat Date: May 14, 2016

Did you know that Northern Manhattan is called home by the great-horned owl? Eastern screech owls also next in the vicinity. Want to learn more about food chains and food webs and how owls survive in the parks? Join Dr. A for a dissection of owl pellets and see what you discover.

This program is made possible through the generous funding of Councilmember Ydanis Rodriguez.

Please note: Space is limited to 15 children (ages 5-11). RSVP is required; to register, please email RSVP@FortTryonParkTrust.org.

Photo by D. Bruce Yolton

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Anne Loftus Playground (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2016-05-14 2016-05-14 3:00 pm 4:30 pm 40.86520004272461000, -73.92880249023438000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/571f91a8ad1d5.jpg Wed, 04 May 2016 12:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Learn to Ride-Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/15/learn-to-rideadults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/15/learn-to-rideadults Date: May 15, 2016

Learn to Ride—Adults is a free class for adults and mature teens who are ready to ride. It doesn’t matter if you’re 18 or 80, we’ll get you rolling in no time. With our safe, easy, effective method, Learn to Ride students learn how to balance, pedal, start, stop, and steer a bike, as well as adjust a helmet for proper fit. Most people learn to ride in one session, but even if they don’t, they’ll leave equipped with an easy, low-stress way to teach themselves—or, they can join us for another free class!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 870-2080

Location: Icahn Stadium (in Randall's Island Park)

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2016-05-15 2016-05-15 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.79322814941406000, -73.92541503906250000 Tue, 29 Mar 2016 17:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Audubon: Wonderful Warblers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/15/popup-audubon-wonderful-warblers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/15/popup-audubon-wonderful-warblers Date: May 15, 2016

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 Bird Watching, 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 2016-05-15 2016-05-15 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.66183853149414000, -73.96591949462890000 Tue, 22 Mar 2016 16:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Audubon II: Animal Clues]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/15/popup-audubon-ii-animal-clues http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/15/popup-audubon-ii-animal-clues Date: May 15, 2016

Join Alliance educators at the Peninsula to learn about birds and other animals that make their home near water, and add to the “nest” we are weaving with natural materials.

  • 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 April, play Habitat Bingo, search for birds and design a home for one of the Park's many living things.
  • Lakeside Nature Stroll, 12–1 pm: Join Alliance naturalists for a guided nature walk through the meandering paths of the Peninsula and search for signs of animal homes.
  • Junior Naturalists, 1–2 pm: Help Alliance naturalists track migrating birds and invasive plants that impact where animals can make their homes 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 Bird Watching, 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 2016-05-15 2016-05-15 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.65719985961914000, -73.96890258789062000 Tue, 22 Mar 2016 16:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Northern Forts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/15/central-park-tour-northern-forts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/15/central-park-tour-northern-forts Date: May 15, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2016-05-15 2016-05-15 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.79679870605469000, -73.95149993896484000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57080296a04a7.jpg Tue, 12 Apr 2016 13:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Exploration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/15/nature-exploration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/15/nature-exploration Date: May 15, 2016

Join the Prospect Park Alliance for nature education programs at the Prospect Park Audubon Center, the first urban Audubon Center in the nation.

  • Nature Play, 10–11 am: Join Alliance naturalists and learn to appreciate the beauty of nature and develop self-reliance, creativity and problem-solving skills through different outdoor play-based activities.
  • Discovery Pack, 10 am–12 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.
  • Blooming Naturalists,12–1 pm: So you think you are a Naturalist? Find out at the Audubon Center by learning how to identify birds and use binoculars and field guides.
  • Introduction to Bird Watching, Saturdays, 12–1 pm: Look! Up in the sky, it’s a bird! But what kind of bird is it? Join the Prospect Park Alliance to learn about the magnificent array of birds that call Prospect Park home. Led by the Brooklyn Bird Club.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2016-05-15 2016-05-15 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.66070175170898400, -73.96540069580078000 Wed, 16 Mar 2016 15:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Ed Center Open Hours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/15/ed-center-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/15/ed-center-open-hours Date: May 15, 2016

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

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

Photo by Alexa Hoyer

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Environmental Education Center (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-05-15 2016-05-15 1:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.70428673171300000, -73.98938399553300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56b39ce479a04.jpg Thu, 04 Feb 2016 15:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Fleece Fun]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/15/fleece-fun http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/15/fleece-fun Date: May 15, 2016

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 2016-05-15 2016-05-15 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.66429901123047000, -73.96389770507812000 Tue, 22 Mar 2016 11:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Genealogy Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/15/genealogy-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/15/genealogy-workshop Date: May 15, 2016

If you've ever wanted to learn how genealogical research is done, or how to research your own family tree, now's your chance! On May 15, we will be joined by Genealogist Wilhelmina Kelly and Regent of the New York chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution Cate Ludlum.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 939-0647 ext. 14

Location: Kingsland Homestead (in Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech)

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Q022 Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech 2016-05-15 2016-05-15 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.76369857788086000, -73.82399749755860000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57225b84cb0ae.jpg Tue, 03 May 2016 15:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Beginner Foreign Language Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/16/beginner-foreign-language-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/16/beginner-foreign-language-class Date: May 16, 2016

Bryant Park speaks Brazilian Portuguese, Italian, and Japanese with instruction by inlingua. Learn a new language in these standalone beginner classes. Classes are not cumulative, so you may attend any class throughout the season without needing to play catch up.

Registration is required, and opens one week before each class date. Please email inlinguainBryantPark@inlingua.com to reserve a spot.

There is a 20 student capacity per class. Attendance limited to one class for each language offered.

Start time: 11:45 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2016-05-16 2016-05-16 11:45 am 12:30 pm 40.75370025634800000, -73.98359680175800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57101988d29ab.jpg Mon, 18 Apr 2016 19:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Hallett Nature Sanctuary]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/16/hallett-nature-sanctuary http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/16/hallett-nature-sanctuary Date: May 16, 2016

During these limited hours, visitors can explore the normally-closed Hallett Nature Sanctuary at their own pace along the rustic trail. See how the Central Park Conservancy has restored this native woodland garden for birds and other wildlife.

The wood-chipped trail is uneven; please wear appropriate shoes. This ecosystem is a protected area and home to many flora and fauna. No groups, dogs, bikes, or strollers. Free and self-guided, no registration needed. Space is limited.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Hallett Nature Sanctuary (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-05-16 2016-05-16 2:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.76570129394531000, -73.97609710693360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f00ec84d426.jpg Mon, 21 Mar 2016 12:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Teen PASS]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/16/teen-pass http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/16/teen-pass Date: May 16, 2016

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

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

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: 2123602746

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

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R008, B126 Faber Pool and Park, Red Hook Recreation Area 2016-05-16 2016-05-16 3:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.64023590087890600, -74.13526916503906000; 40.67240142822265600, -74.00399780273438000 Mon, 19 Oct 2015 13:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Ed Center Open Hours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/17/ed-center-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/17/ed-center-open-hours Date: May 17, 2016

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

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

Photo by Alexa Hoyer

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Environmental Education Center (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-05-17 2016-05-17 3:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.70428673171300000, -73.98938399553300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56b39ce479a04.jpg Mon, 28 Mar 2016 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Teen PASS]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/17/teen-pass http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/17/teen-pass Date: May 17, 2016

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

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

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: 2123602746

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

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R008, B126 Faber Pool and Park, Red Hook Recreation Area 2016-05-17 2016-05-17 3:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.64023590087890600, -74.13526916503906000; 40.67240142822265600, -74.00399780273438000 Mon, 19 Oct 2015 13:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Greeley Square Improv]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/17/greeley-square-improv http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/17/greeley-square-improv Date: May 17, 2016

Learn improv with some of NYC's best instructors from The Peoples Improv Theater.

Explore scene work and improvisation techniques in a free, two-hour long beginner-level improv workshop in Greeley Square Park.

Each class is a fresh start and covers beginner-level material through games and group exercises.

Register online and join us for a class! Registration is required for each class but we encourage you to stop by a class to see if there is space available.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 719-3434

Location: Greeley Square (in Greeley Square Park)

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M032 Greeley Square Park 2016-05-17 2016-05-17 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.74860000610351600, -73.98829650878906000 Wed, 27 Apr 2016 13:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Walking Meditation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/18/walking-meditation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/18/walking-meditation Date: May 18, 2016

This class, presented by the Shinnyo Center for Meditation & Well-Being, translates fundamental Buddhist principles into experiences that can be accessible to anyone in contemporary society. The Walking Meditation classes will begin at the Upper Terrace gravel (across from the Bryant Park Cafe) with opening remarks and instruction; then, the class will conduct a slow and mindful turn about the park.

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2016-05-18 2016-05-18 8:30 am 9:00 am 40.75370025634800000, -73.98359680175800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/571022d1e50f9.jpg Mon, 18 Apr 2016 19:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Mid-Park Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/18/central-park-tour-midpark-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/18/central-park-tour-midpark-welcome-tour Date: May 18, 2016

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

The tour route involves many hills, stairs, and uneven terrain. The 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).

For weather cancellation, ticket and other policies, please review the Central Park Conservancy's policies carefully. Groups of seven or more must schedule a custom tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org.

For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Alexander von Humboldt statue (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-05-18 2016-05-18 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.77939987182617000, -73.97339630126953000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570801bb68e2d.jpg Tue, 12 Apr 2016 13:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Hallett Nature Sanctuary]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/18/hallett-nature-sanctuary http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/18/hallett-nature-sanctuary Date: May 18, 2016

During these limited hours, visitors can explore the normally-closed Hallett Nature Sanctuary at their own pace along the rustic trail. See how the Central Park Conservancy has restored this native woodland garden for birds and other wildlife.

The wood-chipped trail is uneven; please wear appropriate shoes. This ecosystem is a protected area and home to many flora and fauna. No groups, dogs, bikes, or strollers. Free and self-guided, no registration needed. Space is limited.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Hallett Nature Sanctuary (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-05-18 2016-05-18 2:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.76570129394531000, -73.97609710693360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f00ec84d426.jpg Mon, 21 Mar 2016 12:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Teen PASS]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/18/teen-pass http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/18/teen-pass Date: May 18, 2016

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

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

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: 2123602746

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

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R008, B126 Faber Pool and Park, Red Hook Recreation Area 2016-05-18 2016-05-18 3:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.64023590087890600, -74.13526916503906000; 40.67240142822265600, -74.00399780273438000 Mon, 19 Oct 2015 13:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[GreenThumb Workshop: Brick Laying/BBQ Pit Construction]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/18/greenthumb-workshop-brick-layingbbq-pit-construction http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/18/greenthumb-workshop-brick-layingbbq-pit-construction Date: May 18, 2016

Don’t know what to do with the bricks in your garden? You can’t beat the taste of barbecued meat cooked on an open fire. Forget rushing to the garden center to buy an expensive barbecue; set aside one day and you can have your own stylish brick barbecue. Learn the basics of safe construction and what is allowed in your community garden.

Please RSVP here.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 602-5300

Location: La Isla Garden

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2016-05-18 2016-05-18 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.83190155029297000, -73.92929840087890000 Tue, 05 Apr 2016 17:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Tree Tots (3-4 year-olds) - Early Childhood Series]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/19/tree-tots-early-childhood-series http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/19/tree-tots-early-childhood-series Date: May 19, 2016

Through hands-on activities, observations, games and stories, children will become familiar with the sights and sounds of the forest.

This program will take place indoors and outdoors (weather-permitting) for children and their caregivers.

Space is limited and registration is requsted. Please call (718) 351-3450 or email naturecenter@sigreenbelt.org.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:15 am

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2016-05-19 2016-05-19 9:30 am 10:15 am 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 Mon, 28 Mar 2016 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Peepers (2 year-olds) - Early Childhood Series]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/19/peepers-early-childhood-series http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/19/peepers-early-childhood-series Date: May 19, 2016

Through hands-on activities, observations, games, and stories, children will become familiar with the sights and sounds of the forest.

This program will take place indoor and outdoors (weather-permitting) for children and their caregivers.

Space is limited. Registeration requested. Please call (718) 351-3450 or email naturecenter@sigreenbelt.org.

Start time: 10:45 am

End time: 11:15 am

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2016-05-19 2016-05-19 10:45 am 11:15 am 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 Mon, 28 Mar 2016 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Exploration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/19/nature-exploration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/19/nature-exploration Date: May 19, 2016

Join the Prospect Park Alliance for nature education programs at the Prospect Park Audubon Center, the first urban Audubon Center in the nation.

Thursdays and Fridays, 12–4, beginning Friday, April 7

  • Discovery Pack, 12–3 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.
  • Bird Nerds Game Hour, 1–2 pm: Test your knowledge of birds in this fun, mildly competitive hour of puzzles, Bingo, card games, and more!
  • Nature on the Go!, 2–3 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, 3–4 pm: Curious as to how Snappy the turtle got her name? Want to watch the snake gobble a mouse? Join Alliance Naturalists in learning more about the animals in the Audubon Center’s collection and even assist in an actual feeding.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2016-05-19 2016-05-19 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.66070175170898400, -73.96540069580078000 Mon, 28 Mar 2016 18:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Ed Center Open Hours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/19/ed-center-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/19/ed-center-open-hours Date: May 19, 2016

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

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

Photo by Alexa Hoyer

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Environmental Education Center (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-05-19 2016-05-19 3:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.70428673171300000, -73.98938399553300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56b39ce479a04.jpg Mon, 28 Mar 2016 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Teen PASS]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/19/teen-pass http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/19/teen-pass Date: May 19, 2016

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

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

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: 2123602746

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

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R008, B126 Faber Pool and Park, Red Hook Recreation Area 2016-05-19 2016-05-19 3:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.64023590087890600, -74.13526916503906000; 40.67240142822265600, -74.00399780273438000 Mon, 19 Oct 2015 13:00:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Beginner Chess Social]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/19/beginner-chess-socials-at-bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/19/beginner-chess-socials-at-bryant-park-games Date: May 19, 2016

Welcome beginners! Learn to setup a chess board and map out your next move with assistance from our Chess host.

Kids are welcome.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2016-05-19 2016-05-19 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.75370025634800000, -73.98359680175800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57101ba286703.jpg Mon, 18 Apr 2016 19:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Exploration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/20/nature-exploration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/20/nature-exploration Date: May 20, 2016

Join the Prospect Park Alliance for nature education programs at the Prospect Park Audubon Center, the first urban Audubon Center in the nation.

Thursdays and Fridays, 12–4, beginning Friday, April 7

  • Discovery Pack, 12–3 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.
  • Bird Nerds Game Hour, 1–2 pm: Test your knowledge of birds in this fun, mildly competitive hour of puzzles, Bingo, card games, and more!
  • Nature on the Go!, 2–3 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, 3–4 pm: Curious as to how Snappy the turtle got her name? Want to watch the snake gobble a mouse? Join Alliance Naturalists in learning more about the animals in the Audubon Center’s collection and even assist in an actual feeding.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2016-05-20 2016-05-20 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.66070175170898400, -73.96540069580078000 Mon, 28 Mar 2016 18:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Legendary Landmarks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/20/central-park-tour-legendary-landmarks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/20/central-park-tour-legendary-landmarks Date: May 20, 2016

Built as a folly and 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 highlights, including Belvedere Castle, Shakespeare Garden, 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. The tour starts and ends at Belvedere Castle (mid-Park at 79th Street).

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review the Central Park Conservancy policies carefully. Groups of seven or more must schedule a custom tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org. For more information, please review our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

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 2016-05-20 2016-05-20 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.77930068969726600, -73.96910095214844000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5707fe79def37.JPG Thu, 14 Apr 2016 19:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Hallett Nature Sanctuary]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/20/hallett-nature-sanctuary http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/20/hallett-nature-sanctuary Date: May 20, 2016

During these limited hours, visitors can explore the normally-closed Hallett Nature Sanctuary at their own pace along the rustic trail. See how the Central Park Conservancy has restored this native woodland garden for birds and other wildlife.

The wood-chipped trail is uneven; please wear appropriate shoes. This ecosystem is a protected area and home to many flora and fauna. No groups, dogs, bikes, or strollers. Free and self-guided, no registration needed. Space is limited.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Hallett Nature Sanctuary (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-05-20 2016-05-20 2:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.76570129394531000, -73.97609710693360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f00ec84d426.jpg Mon, 21 Mar 2016 12:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Teen PASS]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/20/teen-pass http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/20/teen-pass Date: May 20, 2016

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

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

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: 2123602746

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

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R008, B126 Faber Pool and Park, Red Hook Recreation Area 2016-05-20 2016-05-20 3:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.64023590087890600, -74.13526916503906000; 40.67240142822265600, -74.00399780273438000 Mon, 19 Oct 2015 13:00:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Storefront Science: Afterschool Pop-Up Program]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/20/storefront-science-afterschool-popup-program http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/20/storefront-science-afterschool-popup-program Date: May 20, 2016

Explore the natural world around you with Dr. A!

Learn how to identify different trees and insects. Test and play various science tools through interactive games for children during this two-hour exploration session.

Funded through the generosity of Coucilmember Ydanis Rodriguez.

Start time: 3:30 pm

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Anne Loftus Playground (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2016-05-20 2016-05-20 3:30 pm 5:30 pm 40.86520004272461000, -73.92880249023438000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570ff4ee3a9b6.jpg Thu, 14 Apr 2016 17:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Taikoza Concert in the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/20/arts-culture-fun-taikoza-concert-in-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/20/arts-culture-fun-taikoza-concert-in-the-park Date: May 20, 2016

Join NYC Parks for a special concert featuring Taikoza. Taikoza has created a new sound using the thunderous rhythms of the ancestral Taiko drums and the magical sounds of the bamboo flutes. Roughly translated, Taiko means big drums, and that’s exactly what Taikoza brings—big Drums, powerful rhythms, and electrifying, room-thumping energy. This exciting group draws from Japan’s rich tradition of music and performance to create a highly visual performance.

About Taikoza
Taikoza was formed in New York City by members of Ondekoza (the group that started the renaissance of Taiko in Japan in the 60s and introduced Taiko to the world). The members of Taikoza have performed on stages and parks around the world.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: 718 263-1163

Location: Lost Battalion Playground (in Lost Battalion Hall Recreation Center)

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Q401 Lost Battalion Hall Recreation Center 2016-05-20 2016-05-20 6:00 pm 7:30 pm 40.73223876953125000, -73.86503601074219000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56be104f0b8b4.jpg Wed, 24 Feb 2016 14:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Harlem Dances Series - Fiyah! Dancehall Theater]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/20/harlem-dances http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/20/harlem-dances Date: May 20, 2016

Join Summer on the Hudson and different local companies as they demonstrate and teach you specific dance-style steps and moves. Come out to all four of these monthly dance parties and end the summer with a new dance repetoire.

May 20
Fiyah! Dancehall Theater was created in 2013 to bring light to the Jamaican Dancehall and African/Caribbean culture in a new aspect—the Theater. Taking dynamic storytelling through music and movement to the audience in a high energy passionate stage performance, FIYAH is the first of its kind and making history, now in its fourth season. Artistic Director Jessica Phoenix is looking forward to spreading more fiyah worldwide!

June 17
Ballroom Basix - learn social and fitness skills through ballroom and latin fundamentals

July 15
Hearts of Men is a community based, all-male dance company created to honor the passion, determination, potential, and beauty of all men in an inter-generational process. Created in 2011 by founder/director Fredrick Earl Mosley, company members included such greats as the late Dudley Williams, Matthew Rushing, Clifton Brown, Darius Crenshaw, Brian Harlan Brooks, and Jamal Story. The ensemble has performed in the Ailey Studios and at Montclair State University and NY SummerStage over the past three years.

August 19
Art of Stepping - this body formations and techniques workshop delves in to the history of stepping.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: 125th Street and Marginal Street (in West Harlem Piers)

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M376 West Harlem Piers 2016-05-20 2016-05-20 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.81883621215820000, -73.96091461181640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f5768a0af17.JPG Mon, 11 Apr 2016 16:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Learn to Ride: Kids]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/21/learn-to-ride-kids3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/21/learn-to-ride-kids3 Date: May 21, 2016

Learn to Ride—kids is a free class for adults and mature teens who are ready to ride. It doesn't matter how old you are, we’ll get you rolling in no time. With our safe, easy, effective method, Learn to Ride students learn how to balance, pedal, start, stop, and steer a bike, as well as adjust a helmet for proper fit. Most kids learn to ride in one session, but even if they don’t, they can join us for another free class!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430-1847

Location: Shoelace Park (in Bronx Park)

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X002 Bronx Park 2016-05-21 2016-05-21 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.89120101928711000, -73.86319732666016000 Fri, 22 Apr 2016 19:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Sherman Creek Stewardship Day: Getting Started with Compost]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/21/sherman-creek-stewardship-day-getting-started-with-compost http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/21/sherman-creek-stewardship-day-getting-started-with-compost Date: May 21, 2016

Get hands-on experience using finished compost around Sherman Creek Park. Learn all about the best ways to apply compost tea, use compost as a mulch or top-dressing, and when one application is better than the other. Be prepared to bring home a small bag of compost!

To RSVP, please email volunteer@nyrp.org or call (917) 291-6436.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 291-6436

Location: Swindler Cove (in Sherman Creek)

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M300 Sherman Creek 2016-05-21 2016-05-21 10:30 am 1:00 pm 40.85740280151367000, -73.92161560058594000 Tue, 12 Apr 2016 14:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[GreenThumb Workshop: Plant Starts Giveaway]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/21/greenthumb-workshop-plant-starts-giveaway http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/21/greenthumb-workshop-plant-starts-giveaway Date: May 21, 2016

Get your veggie transplants at our annual giveaway, and learn some tips on square-foot gardening.

All supplies are for registered GreenThumb community gardens only and are available by RSVP while supplies last. One site pick-up only.

Please RSVP by calling (212) 602-5300 or by filling out the online form here.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 602-5300

Location: GreenThumb Compound

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2016-05-21 2016-05-21 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.75339889526367000, -73.94750213623047000 Thu, 17 Mar 2016 14:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Activity Day: Make a Terrarium]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/21/family-activity-day-make-a-terrarium http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/21/family-activity-day-make-a-terrarium Date: May 21, 2016

Celebrate the spring season by learning about the history of terrariums, and make one to take home! Terrariums were invented in 1842 and became hugely popular.

Participants will be able to make their own live terrariums and personalize them with pebble art.

Free with museum admission! Advanced registration is recommended. To register, please email education@morrisjumel.org.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 923-8008

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

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M073 Roger Morris Park 2016-05-21 2016-05-21 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.83449935913086000, -73.93849945068360000 Tue, 12 Apr 2016 11:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Learn to Ride: Kids]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/21/learn-to-ride-kids2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/21/learn-to-ride-kids2 Date: May 21, 2016

Learn to Ride—kids is a free class for adults and mature teens who are ready to ride. It doesn't matter how old you are, we’ll get you rolling in no time. With our safe, easy, effective method, Learn to Ride students learn how to balance, pedal, start, stop, and steer a bike, as well as adjust a helmet for proper fit. Most kids learn to ride in one session, but even if they don’t, they can join us for another free class!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

Location: South Beach Parking Lot

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2016-05-21 2016-05-21 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.57961654663086000, -74.07612609863281000 Fri, 22 Apr 2016 19:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Audubon: Wonderful Warblers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/21/popup-audubon-wonderful-warblers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/21/popup-audubon-wonderful-warblers Date: May 21, 2016

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 Bird Watching, 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 2016-05-21 2016-05-21 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.66183853149414000, -73.96591949462890000 Tue, 22 Mar 2016 16:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Audubon II: Animal Clues]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/21/popup-audubon-ii-animal-clues http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/21/popup-audubon-ii-animal-clues Date: May 21, 2016

Join Alliance educators at the Peninsula to learn about birds and other animals that make their home near water, and add to the “nest” we are weaving with natural materials.

  • 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 April, play Habitat Bingo, search for birds and design a home for one of the Park's many living things.
  • Lakeside Nature Stroll, 12–1 pm: Join Alliance naturalists for a guided nature walk through the meandering paths of the Peninsula and search for signs of animal homes.
  • Junior Naturalists, 1–2 pm: Help Alliance naturalists track migrating birds and invasive plants that impact where animals can make their homes 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 Bird Watching, 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 2016-05-21 2016-05-21 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.65719985961914000, -73.96890258789062000 Tue, 22 Mar 2016 16:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Playwriting for Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/21/playwriting-for-adults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/21/playwriting-for-adults Date: May 21, 2016

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2016-05-21 2016-05-21 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Wed, 04 May 2016 12:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Bronx Crime & Noir Writer's Society: Writing Series]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/21/bronx-crime-noir-writers-societywriting-series http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/21/bronx-crime-noir-writers-societywriting-series Date: May 21, 2016

The Bronx Writers Center presents this exciting new gathering of crime and noir writers to the fantastic Poe Park Visitor Center, adjacent to the Poe Cottage where the American master wrote the classic short story "The Cask of Amontillado." This casual writers meeting gathers the third Saturday of each month to participate in writing prompts, readings, and critiques of these eternal, ever reinventing genres of fiction.

Hosted by Bronx Writers Director, Charlie Vazquez. Classes get full, so come early.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2016-05-21 2016-05-21 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 04 Mar 2016 20:00:01 EST
<![CDATA[Learn to Ride: Kids]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/21/learn-to-ride-kids1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/21/learn-to-ride-kids1 Date: May 21, 2016

Learn to Ride—kids is a free class for adults and mature teens who are ready to ride. It doesn't matter how old you are, we’ll get you rolling in no time. With our safe, easy, effective method, Learn to Ride students learn how to balance, pedal, start, stop, and steer a bike, as well as adjust a helmet for proper fit. Most kids learn to ride in one session, but even if they don’t, they can join us for another free class!

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 393-7370

Location: Baisley Park Extension (in Baisley Pond Park)

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Q005 Baisley Pond Park 2016-05-21 2016-05-21 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.67278289794922000, -73.78794097900390000 Fri, 22 Apr 2016 19:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[GreenThumb Workshop: Marvelous Mushrooms]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/21/marvelous-mushrooms http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/21/marvelous-mushrooms Date: May 21, 2016

Fungi can be helpful in your garden and delicious in the kitchen. This class offers a peek into the fungi kingdom at large and addresses do it yourself indoor growing and cultivation methods with the option to transfer your fungi to your outdoor garden. In addition to a demonstration of basic propagation techniques, the class offers resources for finding mushroom materials to work with as you set about on your homegrown mycological pursuits.

Please RSVP here.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 602-5300

Location: Smiling Hogshead Ranch

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2016-05-21 2016-05-21 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.74335782840400000, -73.94278855582000000 Tue, 05 Apr 2016 17:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Learn to Ride: Kids]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/21/learn-to-ride-kids http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/21/learn-to-ride-kids Date: May 21, 2016

Learn to Ride—kids is a free class for adults and mature teens who are ready to ride. It doesn't matter how old you are, we’ll get you rolling in no time. With our safe, easy, effective method, Learn to Ride students learn how to balance, pedal, start, stop, and steer a bike, as well as adjust a helmet for proper fit. Most kids learn to ride in one session, but even if they don’t, they can join us for another free class!

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 965-8942

Location: Herbert Von King Park

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B088 Herbert Von King Park 2016-05-21 2016-05-21 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.69010162353515600, -73.94650268554688000 Fri, 22 Apr 2016 19:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Exploration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/21/nature-exploration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/21/nature-exploration Date: May 21, 2016

Join the Prospect Park Alliance for nature education programs at the Prospect Park Audubon Center, the first urban Audubon Center in the nation.

  • Nature Play, 10–11 am: Join Alliance naturalists and learn to appreciate the beauty of nature and develop self-reliance, creativity and problem-solving skills through different outdoor play-based activities.
  • Discovery Pack, 10 am–12 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.
  • Blooming Naturalists,12–1 pm: So you think you are a Naturalist? Find out at the Audubon Center by learning how to identify birds and use binoculars and field guides.
  • Introduction to Bird Watching, Saturdays, 12–1 pm: Look! Up in the sky, it’s a bird! But what kind of bird is it? Join the Prospect Park Alliance to learn about the magnificent array of birds that call Prospect Park home. Led by the Brooklyn Bird Club.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2016-05-21 2016-05-21 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.66070175170898400, -73.96540069580078000 Wed, 16 Mar 2016 15:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Family Day at Wyckoff Farmhouse]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/21/free-family-day-at-wyckoff-farmhouse http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/21/free-family-day-at-wyckoff-farmhouse Date: May 21, 2016

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

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

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

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 629-5400

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

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B376 Fidler-Wyckoff House Park 2016-05-21 2016-05-21 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.64431762695312500, -73.92077636718750000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5679612da0624.jpg Mon, 28 Dec 2015 18:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Ed Center Open Hours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/21/ed-center-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/21/ed-center-open-hours Date: May 21, 2016

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

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

Photo by Alexa Hoyer

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Environmental Education Center (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-05-21 2016-05-21 1:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.70428673171300000, -73.98938399553300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56b39ce479a04.jpg Thu, 04 Feb 2016 15:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Fleece Fun]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/21/fleece-fun http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/21/fleece-fun Date: May 21, 2016

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 2016-05-21 2016-05-21 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.66429901123047000, -73.96389770507812000 Tue, 22 Mar 2016 11:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Learn to Ride: Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/22/learn-to-rideadults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/22/learn-to-rideadults Date: May 22, 2016

Learn to Ride—Adults is a free class for adults and mature teens who are ready to ride. It doesn’t matter if you’re 18 or 80, we’ll get you rolling in no time. With our safe, easy, effective method, Learn to Ride students learn how to balance, pedal, start, stop, and steer a bike, as well as adjust a helmet for proper fit. Most people learn to ride in one session, but even if they don’t, they’ll leave equipped with an easy, low-stress way to teach themselves—or, they can join us for another free class!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 870-2080

Location: Flushing Meadows Corona Park Aquatics Center (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)

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<![CDATA[Pop-Up Audubon: Wonderful Warblers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/22/popup-audubon-wonderful-warblers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/22/popup-audubon-wonderful-warblers Date: May 22, 2016

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 Bird Watching, 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 2016-05-22 2016-05-22 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.66183853149414000, -73.96591949462890000 Tue, 22 Mar 2016 16:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Audubon II: Animal Clues]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/22/popup-audubon-ii-animal-clues http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/22/popup-audubon-ii-animal-clues Date: May 22, 2016

Join Alliance educators at the Peninsula to learn about birds and other animals that make their home near water, and add to the “nest” we are weaving with natural materials.

  • 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 April, play Habitat Bingo, search for birds and design a home for one of the Park's many living things.
  • Lakeside Nature Stroll, 12–1 pm: Join Alliance naturalists for a guided nature walk through the meandering paths of the Peninsula and search for signs of animal homes.
  • Junior Naturalists, 1–2 pm: Help Alliance naturalists track migrating birds and invasive plants that impact where animals can make their homes 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 Bird Watching, 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 2016-05-22 2016-05-22 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.65719985961914000, -73.96890258789062000 Tue, 22 Mar 2016 16:00:02 EDT