NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2014 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://www.nycgovparks.org/sub_things_to_do/upcoming_events/events_search.php NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Wed, 23 Apr 2014 18:15:09 GMT NYC Parks News 25 25 http://www.nycgovparks.org/sub_things_to_do/upcoming_events/events_search.php http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/parks_leaf_thumb.gif <![CDATA[It's My Park Day at Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/04/its-my-park-day-at-rockaway-beach-and-boardwalk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/04/its-my-park-day-at-rockaway-beach-and-boardwalk Date: May 4, 2013

On It's My Park Day, join the Belle Harbor Property Owners Association as they demonstrate unity and civic participation by cleaning up the beach.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 697-6116

Location: Beach 134th Street (in Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk)

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Q162 Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk 2013-05-04 2013-05-04 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.5723, -73.8508 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:15:10 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park Day at Inwood Hill Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/04/its-my-park-day-at-inwood-hill-park1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/04/its-my-park-day-at-inwood-hill-park1 Date: May 4, 2013

On It's My Park Day, join Inwoof at Homer's Dog Run at Inwood Hill Park for their semi-annual clean-up. Help the group pick-up litter, sweep up, remove weeds, repair the fence line and move gravel to level out the run for the dogs.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (631) 897-6880

Location: Homers Dog Run (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2013-05-04 2013-05-04 10:00 am 3:00 pm 40.8711, -73.9218 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:15:10 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park Day in Shore Road Park, at Narrows Botanical Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/04/its-my-park-day-in-shore-road-park-at-narrows-botanical-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/04/its-my-park-day-in-shore-road-park-at-narrows-botanical-garden Date: May 4, 2013

On It's My Park Day, join the Narrows Botanical Garden for painting projects and a general clean-up.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: 71st St and Shore Road (in Shore Park and Parkway)

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B082 Shore Park and Parkway 2013-05-04 2013-05-04 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.6366, -74.0367 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:15:10 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park Day at Shore Road Park, at 97th Street.]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/04/its-my-park-day-at-shore-road-park-at-97th-street http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/04/its-my-park-day-at-shore-road-park-at-97th-street Date: May 4, 2013

On It's My Park Day, join the Shore Road Parks Conservancy and the Cornerstone Church at Bay Ridge for clearing, weeding and a general clean-up.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (646) 355-3709

Location: Shore Road Promenade (97th Street Entrance) (in Shore Park and Parkway)

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B082 Shore Park and Parkway 2013-05-04 2013-05-04 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.6152, -74.0377 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:15:10 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park Day at South Oxford Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/04/its-my-park-day-at-south-oxford-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/04/its-my-park-day-at-south-oxford-park Date: May 4, 2013

On It's My Park Day, join the Friends of South Oxford Park and celebrate a new season of park advocacy. Local residents will help spruce up the park and playground. Volunteers are encouraged to bring work gloves and wear appropriate attire.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (917) 402-0198

Location: South Oxford Street and Atlantic Commmons (in South Oxford Park)

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B407 South Oxford Park 2013-05-04 2013-05-04 10:30 am 1:30 pm 40.6841, -73.9729 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:15:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Bird Walks at The New York Botanical Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/04/bird-walks-at-the-new-york-botanical-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/04/bird-walks-at-the-new-york-botanical-garden Date: May 4, 2013

The diverse habitats of the Botanical Garden offer visitors a chance to see dozens of species of birds throughout the year. Bring your binoculars and walk the Garden grounds with an expert.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: 718-817-8700

Location: Watson Building (in Bronx Park)

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X002 Bronx Park 2013-05-04 2013-05-04 11:00 am 40.8624, -73.8805 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:15:10 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park Day at Owls Head Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/04/its-my-park-day-at-owls-head-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/04/its-my-park-day-at-owls-head-park Date: May 4, 2013

On It's My Park Day, join the Owl's Head Volunteer Horticultural Group and help beautify this waterfront property. Please wear work boots and bring work gloves. Please register online below.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: 67th Street and Colonial Road (in Owl's Head Park)

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B066 Owl's Head Park 2013-05-04 2013-05-04 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.6395, -74.0303 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:15:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Chess Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/04/chess-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/04/chess-clinic Date: May 4, 2013

Learn new tactical insights from Chess Master Shirley Ben-Dak, then pit your newly acquired skills against other players at your level tournament-style.

Ages 6+.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-1461

Location: Chess & Checkers House (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-05-04 2013-05-04 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.7689, -73.9746 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:15:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Conservatory Garden Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/04/conservatory-garden-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/04/conservatory-garden-tour Date: May 4, 2013

See thousands of blooming trees, shrubs, bulbs, and perennials with the Garden staff. Tours are free and meet at the Vanderbilt Gate at 5th Ave. between 104th and 105th Streets. No reservations needed.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Conservatory Garden (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-05-04 2013-05-04 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.7937, -73.9522 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:15:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Street Types: Turn of the Century Portraiture By Alice Austen]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/04/street-types-turn-of-the-century-portraiture-by-alice-austen http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/04/street-types-turn-of-the-century-portraiture-by-alice-austen Date: May 4, 2013

This show explores the portraits Alice Austen made on the streets of Manhattan at the turn of the last century. Her curious work captured the faces of New York City’s working class, as the population exploded with an influx of new immigrants, hoping to find the American Dream.
The Alice Austen House Museum is accessible to wheelchair users. There is a wheelchair ramp located in the rear of the museum.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-4506

Location: Alice Austen House Museum (in Alice Austen Park)

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R117 Alice Austen Park 2013-05-04 2013-05-04 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.6146, -74.0631 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:15:10 EDT
<![CDATA[High Line Field Station]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/04/every-friday-saturday-and-sunday-high-line-field-station http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/04/every-friday-saturday-and-sunday-high-line-field-station Date: May 4, 2013

Whether it’s your first walk or your hundredth visit, High Line Greeters help you discover a new side of the High Line.

The High Line Field Station is a mobile information cart, staffed by High Line Greeters, a group of knowledgeable volunteers who answer your questions and provide information about the park’s history, design, landscape, and more. The Field Station is also stocked with free resources, like monthly bloom lists, seasonal High Line Art maps, and information about upcoming free events and activities for the whole family.

The High Line Field Station is open Thursdays, from 1:00 – 7:00 PM, and Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, from 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM, between Saturday, May 4 and Sunday, September 29. The High Line Field Station will be open on Memorial Day (Monday, May 27) from 1:00 – 7:00 PM.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 206-9922

Location: Chelsea Market Passage (in The High Line)

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M360 The High Line 2013-05-04 2013-05-04 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7429, -74.0072 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:15:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Learn to Ride: Matthew P. Sapolin Playground]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/04/learn-to-ride http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/04/learn-to-ride Date: May 4, 2013

Prepare your child to experience beautiful spring weather on a bicycle. NYC Parks and Bike New York present the Learn to Ride program, providing free bike riding classes for children. Conducted by our trained professionals, learning can be easy and safe.

Participants must bring their own bicycle and helmet. For more information, visit the Learn to Ride website.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Matthew P. Sapolin Playground

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M233 Matthew P. Sapolin Playground 2013-05-04 2013-05-04 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.7774, -73.9839 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:15:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Chess]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/04/bryant-park-chess http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/04/bryant-park-chess Date: May 4, 2013

Game boards, including chess, checkers, and backgammon, are available for a small fee. Provided by the Marshall Chess Club.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-05-04 2013-05-04 11:00 am 8:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:15:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Zumba]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/04/shape-up-nyc-zumba http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/04/shape-up-nyc-zumba Date: May 4, 2013

Join Shape Up NYC for a free outdoor Zumba class each week at West Harlem Piers! No registration is required, just show up ready to work out! Zumba is a fusion of Latin, International and popular music dance themes creating a dynamic, exciting, effective fitness system! The routines feature aerobic, fitness interval training with a combination of fast and slow rhythms that tone and sculpt the body with easy to follow dance steps.

Shape Up NYC (an NYC Parks program run in partnership with Equinox, NYC Service, and Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield) offers more than 175 free fitness classes every week at locations across the five boroughs to help New Yorkers get and stay fit.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: West Harlem Piers Park

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2013-05-04 2013-05-04 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.8188, -73.9611 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/516da249ab7cd.jpg Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:15:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Country in the City]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/04/country-in-the-city http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/04/country-in-the-city Date: May 4, 2013

Where else can you sit on a porch in Manhattan? Enjoy the arrival of warm weather by joining us for our annual Open House at Dyckman Farmhouse Museum. A special feature of the day in the "country" will be local artists working in the plein-air (in the open air) tradition of landscape painting in the garden.

Events During the Day:

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 304-9422

Location: Dyckman Farmhouse Museum (in Dyckman House Museum)

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M026 Dyckman House Museum 2013-05-04 2013-05-04 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.8675, -73.9229 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/516424d5ea240.jpg Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:15:10 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park Day at Hoover-Manton Playgrounds]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/04/its-my-park-day-at-hoover-manton-playgrounds http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/04/its-my-park-day-at-hoover-manton-playgrounds Date: May 4, 2013

On It's My Park Day, join The Briarwood Action Network in cleaning, mulching, weeding and painting benches throughout the park and basketball poles and backboards. Projects followed by arts and crafts and story reading. Light refreshments provided by neighborhood businesses. Please register below.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (347) 445-1108

Location: Manton Avenue & Main street (in Hoover - Manton Playgrounds)

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Q220G Hoover - Manton Playgrounds 2013-05-04 2013-05-04 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.7103, -73.8197 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:15:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Major League Baseball Pitch, Hit & Run]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/04/major-league-baseball-pitch-hit-run http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/04/major-league-baseball-pitch-hit-run Date: May 4, 2013

Major League Baseball Pitch, Hit & Run (PHR) is a Free, exciting skills event for boys and girls (7-14 years old). Where participants have the opportunity to compete in four levels of competition including Team Championship events at all 30 Major League ballparks and the National Finals at the MLB All-Star Game. Children showcase their skills in pitching, hitting and running.

All participants must fill out registration form prior to taking part in the event.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 754-5411

Location: Chelsea Field (in Chelsea Park)

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M011 Chelsea Park 2013-05-04 2013-05-04 11:00 am 2:30 pm 40.7502, -74.0016 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:15:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park: Le Carrousel]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/04/bryant-park-le-carrousel http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/04/bryant-park-le-carrousel Date: May 4, 2013

La Carrousel was specially created to complement the park’s French classical style, featuring brightly colored animals and French cabaret music. $2 per ride, or buy a discount card to enjoy 10 rides for $15.

Also available for parties.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Le Carrousel (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-05-04 2013-05-04 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7533, -73.984 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:15:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/04/shape-up-nyc-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/04/shape-up-nyc-yoga Date: May 4, 2013

Join Shape Up NYC for a free outdoor Yoga class each week. No registration is required, just show up ready to work out. This is an open level class with a focus on bringing awareness to the body through core strengthening and total body flexibility. Meet at the entrance to the running track.

Shape Up NYC (an NYC Parks program run in partnership with Equinox, NYC Service, and Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield) offers more than 175 free fitness classes every week at locations across the five boroughs to help New Yorkers get and stay fit.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Astoria Park Track (in Astoria Park)

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Q004 Astoria Park 2013-05-04 2013-05-04 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7767, -73.9258 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:15:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/04/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/04/bryant-park-games Date: May 4, 2013

Take a game break with an eclectic selection of favorite tabletop games for free. From scrabble and mancala to dominoes and more.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-05-04 2013-05-04 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:15:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/04/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/04/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: May 4, 2013

Test your ping pong skills at one of two state-of-the-art tables. Paddles and balls are provided free of charge. Sign up with an attendant in the park to reserve a time slot.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Ping Pong Court (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-05-04 2013-05-04 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:15:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Reading Room]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/04/bryant-park-reading-room http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/04/bryant-park-reading-room Date: May 4, 2013

Reading, writing, and literary happenings related to the written word – under the London Plane trees – in the open-air Reading Room.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Reading Room (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-05-04 2013-05-04 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7542, -73.9833 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:15:10 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park Day at Sumner Playground]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/04/its-my-park-day-at-sumner-playground http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/04/its-my-park-day-at-sumner-playground Date: May 4, 2013

On It's My Park Day, join Mentors Organized Means Victory for Everyone (M.O.V.E.) to paint benches and handball courts. Please wear work boots and bring work gloves.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (347) 891-1745

Location: Sumner Playground

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B263 Sumner Playground 2013-05-04 2013-05-04 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.6972, -73.9428 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:15:10 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park Day At Owl's Head Park with Shore Road Parks Conservancy]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/04/its-my-park-day-at-owls-head-park-with-shore-road-parks-conservancy http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/04/its-my-park-day-at-owls-head-park-with-shore-road-parks-conservancy Date: May 4, 2013

On It's My Park Day, join the East Coast Kruzers, Owl's Head Horticulture Group, (GEC) Guild for Exceptional Children and other groups, as they prepare garden beds for planting.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 am

Contact phone: (646) 355-3709

Location: 67th Street and Colonial Road (in Owl's Head Park)

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B066 Owl's Head Park 2013-05-04 2013-05-04 11:00 am 2:00 am 40.6395, -74.0303 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:15:10 EDT
<![CDATA[On A Wing: Ladybugs]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/04/on-a-wing-ladybugs http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/04/on-a-wing-ladybugs Date: May 4, 2013

Learn about ladybugs, their role in Central Park’s ecology, where you can spot them, and how The Lost Ladybug Project is helping recover their lost populations with your help!

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-1461

Location: Belvedere Castle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-05-04 2013-05-04 12:00 pm 1:30 pm 40.7793, -73.9691 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:15:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Urban Wildlife Appreciation Day with the Urban Park Rangers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/04/wildlife-appreciation-day-with-the-urban-park-rangers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/04/wildlife-appreciation-day-with-the-urban-park-rangers Date: May 4, 2013

New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife. From falcons and salamanders, to deer and seals, wildlife viewing opportunities exist year-round in all of our parks and beaches. Wildlife viewing is a perfect activity for any age. Today wildlife viewing is recognized as one of the nation’s fastest growing activities. Our Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in New York City.

We offer birding programs throughout the year and our Exploration series focuses on unique wildlife viewing opportunities during particular seasons. Birding programs are appropriate for all skill levels and beginners are welcome. To enhance your experience we encourage you to bring binoculars and field guides, or ask a Ranger to borrow a pair.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 304-2365

Location: Pats Lawn (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2013-05-04 2013-05-04 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.8729, -73.919 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5165bec6e0611.jpg Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:15:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Volunteer Opportunity - Carousel Opening Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/04/volunteer-opportunity-carousel-opening-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/04/volunteer-opportunity-carousel-opening-day Date: May 4, 2013

Join the Greenbelt staff and assist with crafts, games and face painting during opening day celebration.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 667-2165 ext. 311

Location: 1 Eton Place (in Willowbrook Park)

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R030 Willowbrook Park 2013-05-04 2013-05-04 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6041, -74.16 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:15:10 EDT
<![CDATA[NYC Compost Project in Queens: Compost Tabling at Earth Day Rockaway]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/04/nyc-compost-project-in-queens-compost-tabling-at-earth-day-rockaway http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/04/nyc-compost-project-in-queens-compost-tabling-at-earth-day-rockaway Date: May 4, 2013

Visit the NYC Compost Project in Queens at Earth Day Rockaway. We'll provide advice about composting indoors and outdoors, and will have a live worm bin on site.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Beach 59th St & Boardwalk (in Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk)

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Q162 Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk 2013-05-04 2013-05-04 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.5889, -73.7886 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:15:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Ride The Carousel in Prospect Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/04/ride-the-carousel-in-prospect-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/04/ride-the-carousel-in-prospect-park Date: May 4, 2013

Located in the Park’s "Children’s Corner," the Carousel features 51 magnificently carved horses, a lion, a giraffe, a deer, and two dragon-pulled chariots. Carved in 1912 by Charles Carmel, one of the foremost carousel designers of the time, and restored by the Prospect Park Alliance in 1990, the Carousel promises that classic summertime amusement will be available for generations of fun. In addition, the Prospect Park Carousel is one of the few in the world that is wheelchair accessible.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 230-7637

Location: The Carousel (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2013-05-04 2013-05-04 12:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.6637, -73.9642 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/516344b163619.jpg Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:15:10 EDT
<![CDATA[VW Dome 2: 7th Annual Earth Day Rockaway]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/04/vw-dome-2-7th-annual-earth-day-rockaway http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/04/vw-dome-2-7th-annual-earth-day-rockaway Date: May 4, 2013

Join Rockaway Waterfront Alliance and the NYC Parks Department for a day of fun at the VW Dome 2 and by the Rockaway beach with free activities and programs for families and kids of all ages. This year's event will include: Live music by Il Collectivo, recycling olympics, mock dolphin rescue from the Riverhead Foundation, kite-making, composting, face painting, raptor demonstration, firehouse safety obstacle course, surf fishing, soil remediation workshops, free DOT bike helmet giveaways and art and crafts activities to learn how to better appreciate and conserve the earth's resources.

All activities are free and intended to raise awareness of the natural resources along the Rockaway shoreline.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Beach 94th Street and Shore Front Parkway (in Rockaway Beach)

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Q050 Rockaway Beach 2013-05-04 2013-05-04 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.5832, -73.8154 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:15:10 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park Day at Chelsea Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/04/its-my-park-day-at-chelsea-recreation-center http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/04/its-my-park-day-at-chelsea-recreation-center Date: May 4, 2013

Volunteers are needed at Chelsea Recreation Center for It's My Park Day. Green thumbs, joins the community to help plant flowers in front of the Center. Discover easy ways to be green through Parks educational materials.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Chelsea Recreation Center

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M260 Chelsea Recreation Center 2013-05-04 2013-05-04 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.7483, -74.0022 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:15:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Forest Crew]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/04/forest-crew-training-session http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/04/forest-crew-training-session Date: May 4, 2013

From Porcelainberry to Multiflora Rose and Oriental Bittersweet, the Highbridge Forest Crew works to remove these invasive plants and others from the park and to care for recently planted native trees. The Forest Crew will learn basic invasive and native plant identification, proper removal techniques and an overview of NYRP’s approach to urban reforestation. Anyone interested in forest ecology, invasive plant removal, and urban forests should attend and join the Forest Crew in their work every Saturday afternoon.

RSVP by emailing volunteer@nyrp.org.

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 291-6436

Location: Laurel Hill Terrace (in Highbridge Park)

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M037 Highbridge Park 2013-05-04 2013-05-04 12:30 pm 3:00 pm 40.8512, -73.9271 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51360dd21b745.jpg Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:15:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Wave Hill Family Walk: Spring in Full Swing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/04/wave-hill-family-walk-spring-in-full-swing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/04/wave-hill-family-walk-spring-in-full-swing Date: May 4, 2013

Check out the hustle and bustle of activity as insects, spiders, birds, snails and other garden creatures “spring” into action on a stroll through garden and woodlands with naturalist Paul Keim. Ages six and older are welcome with an adult.

Photo Credit: Wave Hill

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2013-05-04 2013-05-04 12:30 pm 40.8991, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/516ef0c0df82d.jpg Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:15:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Planting and Lawn Maintenance: Spring Kickoff]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/04/planting-and-lawn-maintenance-spring-kickoff http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/04/planting-and-lawn-maintenance-spring-kickoff Date: May 4, 2013

Help us kick–off our spring season of volunteering in Sherman Creek Park and along the Harlem River Esplanade at the height of our cherry tree bloom. Bring out your whole family to picnic along the bike path, take in the beauty of 250 flowering trees and to work with NYRP staff on tree care and lawn maintenance.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (917) 291-6436

Location: Sherman Creek Park (in Sherman Creek)

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M300 Sherman Creek 2013-05-04 2013-05-04 1:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.8611, -73.918 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:15:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Lefferts Historic House-2nd Floor Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/04/lefferts-historic-house-2nd-floor-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/04/lefferts-historic-house-2nd-floor-tours Date: May 4, 2013

View significant artifacts from 19th-century family life and walk into a fully furnished 1820s bedroom.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 789-2822

Location: Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2013-05-04 2013-05-04 1:00 pm 4:30 pm 40.6643, -73.9639 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5166e6336343b.jpg Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:15:10 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park Day at Valentino Pier]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/04/its-my-park-day-at-valentino-pier http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/04/its-my-park-day-at-valentino-pier Date: May 4, 2013

On It's My Park Day, join the Red Hook Boaters, for a shoreline clean-up, kayaking demonstration (weather permitting), kayaking lessons and a volunteer orientation. Learn more about Red Hook Boaters who run a free kayaking program on Wednesdays and Sundays during the summer and maintain the beachfront at Valentino Pier. Like almost all of Red Hook, the motto of this year's group is "Relaunch." The group will renovate their new kayak container, as the old one was destroyed by Sandy.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Valentino Pier

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2013-05-04 2013-05-04 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6784, -74.0174 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:15:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Craft Workshop with the QBG Craft Group]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/04/craft-workshop-with-the-qbg-craft-group http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/04/craft-workshop-with-the-qbg-craft-group Date: May 4, 2013

Learn the art of using pressed flowers from the expert hands of QBG's Craft Group and make a Mother's Day card and bookmark. Registration required; limited to 12 people.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800 ext. 230

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2013-05-04 2013-05-04 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:15:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Walking Tour: Manhattan’s Revitalized Morningside Park and its Diverse Neighborhoods]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/04/free-walking-tour-manhattans-revitalized-morningside-park-and-its-diverse-neighborhoods http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/04/free-walking-tour-manhattans-revitalized-morningside-park-and-its-diverse-neighborhoods Date: May 4, 2013

Explore the steep topography and dramatic vistas of an NYC Scenic Landmark - Morningside Park. See evidence of the park's recent remarkable revitalization and the impact this has had on the surrounding neighborhoods of Harlem, Manhattan Valley and Morningside Heights. Stroll through parts of each of these neighborhoods to get a sense of their diversity and history. Learn about the concept and history of the Olmsted and Vaux park design. After the tour feel free to stay in the neighborhood and enjoy the many restaurants and bars along Frederick Douglass Boulevard or Columbus and Amsterdam Avenues.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 937-3883

Location: Cafe Amrita

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2013-05-04 2013-05-04 3:00 pm 5:30 pm 40.8007, -73.9586 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/516f08e8e5cf8.jpg Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:15:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Kentucky Derby Fundraiser]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/04/kentucky-derby-fundraiser http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/04/kentucky-derby-fundraiser Date: May 4, 2013

Support the museum and watch the Derby in style with the backdrop of the Greek Revival mansion and its beautiful, soon to be restored, garden. Call for details.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 885-1461

Location: Bartow Pell Mansion

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2013-05-04 2013-05-04 5:00 pm 7:30 pm 40.8719, -73.8055 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:15:10 EDT
<![CDATA[TD Five Boro Bike Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/05/td-five-boro-bike-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/05/td-five-boro-bike-tour Date: May 5, 2013

Held annually the first Sunday in May, the TD Five Boro Bike Tour is America’s largest cycling event. The Tour is produced by Bike New York, the city’s premiere bicycling organization, in association with the City of New York and the New York City Department of Transportation. The event provides participants the unique and fun experience to bike through all five boroughs – a 40 mile, traffic-free ride for 32,000 cyclists. Proceeds from the event fund Bike New York’s education programs.

Registration is conducted on a first come, first served basis, and is required. Those interested in participating in the TD Five Boro Bike Tour will have the opportunity to register starting on Tuesday, January 22 at 12PM (noon) EST. Registration is expected to sell out quickly! Visit Bike New York’s TD Five Boro Bike Tour page in order to register.

Start time: 6:30 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Across from 17 Battery Place (in Battery Park)

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M005 Battery Park 2013-05-05 2013-05-05 6:30 am 40.7026, -74.0162 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/4f0f1be6d794d.gif Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:15:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/05/summer-on-the-hudson-tai-chi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/05/summer-on-the-hudson-tai-chi Date: May 5, 2013

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: 311

Location: Soldiers and Sailors Monument (in Riverside Park)

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M072 Riverside Park 2013-05-05 2013-05-05 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.792, -73.979 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:15:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Art Exhibit: Fish & Crushed Can Story- Mixed Media]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/05/art-exhibit-fish-crushed-can-story-mixed-media http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/05/art-exhibit-fish-crushed-can-story-mixed-media Date: May 5, 2013

This mixed media exhibit by artist Iandry Randriamandroso is created from discarded, crushed aluminum cans found on the streets, and cardboard and burlap from local grocery, along with wordless hand-made books about a fish and a crushed can. This exhibit illustrates how growth is disrupted by invasive species, and is on display in the Visitor&Administration Building Gallery. Free with Garden admission.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2013-05-05 2013-05-05 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:15:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Mother's Day Plant Sale]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/05/mothers-day-plant-sale http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/05/mothers-day-plant-sale Date: May 5, 2013

Give Mom (or yourself) the gift of flowers for the windowsill or garden! Visit the QBG store for an assortment of blooms anytime from May 1 to may 12 , or while supplies last.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2013-05-05 2013-05-05 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:15:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Celebrate National Bike Month at QBG]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/05/celebrate-national-bike-month-at-qbg http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/05/celebrate-national-bike-month-at-qbg Date: May 5, 2013

Ride your bike to QBG during the month of May and receive 50% off admission. Lock up your wheels at our bike racks and take a stroll to see the flowers (bicycles not allowed inside)

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2013-05-05 2013-05-05 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:15:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Early Morning Bird Walk: Marvelous Migrants]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/05/early-morning-bird-walk-marvelous-migrants http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/05/early-morning-bird-walk-marvelous-migrants Date: May 5, 2013

See some of the dazzling birds that visit the Park before flying to northern breeding grounds. Led by the Brooklyn Bird Club.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2013-05-05 2013-05-05 8:00 am 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5165d88748df8.jpg Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:15:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Challenge of Champions]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/05/challenge-of-champions-martial-arts-tournament http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/05/challenge-of-champions-martial-arts-tournament Date: May 5, 2013

This epic martial arts tournament gives participants ages 6 to 17 the chance to compete for free. Face opponents of all levels in Karate, Kung Fu and Tae Kwon Do in one of five martial arts rings. Meet Jadi Tention, world champion martial arts fighter, who is considered to be one of the best fighters in the world.

Registration begins at 8:00 a.m. Safety gear required: head, feet, chest, cup and mouthpiece.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Al Oerter Recreation Center (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2013-05-05 2013-05-05 8:00 am 40.7515, -73.8344 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/516c4a9658ca6.JPG Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:15:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Help Rejuvenate Fort Tryon Park with the New York Junior League]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/05/help-rejuvenate-fort-tryon-park-with-the-new-york-junior-league http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/05/help-rejuvenate-fort-tryon-park-with-the-new-york-junior-league Date: May 5, 2013

Join the New York Junior League’s Playground Improvement Project (PIP) as they set out to beautify and improve Fort Tryon Park. The project will involve gardening, landscaping, renovating, and making general improvements to Fort Tryon Park. PIP is a collaborative effort with NYC Parks, corporate and community volunteers, neighborhood citizens, children and families. NYJL volunteers can fulfill membership responsibilities by spending a day in the park.

Children age 13 or older are welcome to attend but must be accompanied by an adult. All children under the age of 18 must have permission slips signed by a parent or guardian to participate. Permission slips are available onsite.

All registered participants will receive a t-shirt, breakfast and boxed lunch. Please wear clothes that you don't mind getting messy, closed-toed shoes and dress in layers.

To register, visit the New York Junior League website. Make Sure to register below as well.

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Anne Loftus Playground (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2013-05-05 2013-05-05 8:30 am 4:00 pm 40.8652, -73.9288 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:15:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Early Birds Hike at High Rock Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/05/early-birds-hike-at-high-rock-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/05/early-birds-hike-at-high-rock-park Date: May 5, 2013

Join the Greenbelt Educators on a morning hike as we look for our feathered friends in the scenic Greenbelt. Spring migration will be underway so there is a chance to see warblers and other unusual birds. This moderate hike is for bird watchers of all levels. Meet at the Nevada parking lot of High Rock Park and bring binoculars, if possible. Ages 8 and up.

Registration required. Call (718) 351-3450 or email: naturecenter@sigreenbelt.org to register.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: 200 Nevada Avenue (in High Rock Park)

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R088 High Rock Park 2013-05-05 2013-05-05 9:00 am 11:00 am 40.5845, -74.1251 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:15:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Spend your summer in the Greenbelt: High Rock Camp and Mini Camp]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/05/spend-your-summer-in-the-greenbelt-high-rock-camp-and-mini-camp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/05/spend-your-summer-in-the-greenbelt-high-rock-camp-and-mini-camp Date: May 5, 2013

High Rock Summer Day Camp and Mini Camp are taking reservations for their 2013 summer season. For more information on both High Rock Summer Day Camp and Mini Camp follow the links listed below.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: 200 Nevada Avenue (in High Rock Park)

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R088 High Rock Park 2013-05-05 2013-05-05 9:00 am 40.5845, -74.1251 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/516ab90c11a1c.jpg Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:15:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Rockaway Composting and Plant Debris Removal]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/05/rockaway-composting-and-plant-debris-removal http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/05/rockaway-composting-and-plant-debris-removal Date: May 5, 2013

Improving the neighborhoods of Rockaway and Broad Channel after the devastation of Hurricane Sandy includes the removal of dead shrubs and trees and subsequent re-landscaping. This weekend, NYC Parks will assist in this effort with a debris collection and compost distribution initiative.

We are conducting a wood debris collection effort, during which you can bring your tree debris, branches and shrubs to two locations for chipping. At these sites, compost (which provides beneficial organic matter when incorporated into soil) can be obtained at no cost. Please bring bags and shovels for the compost.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 618-1595

Location: Parking Lot on Seagirt Blvd. and Beach 15th St. (in Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk)

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Q162 Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk 2013-05-05 2013-05-05 9:00 am 2:00 pm 40.595, -73.7486 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:15:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Weekend Volunteer Corps]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/05/weekend-volunteer-corps http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/05/weekend-volunteer-corps Date: May 5, 2013

Weekend Volunteer Corps are a wonderful opportunity for groups to get their hands dirty with projects throughout the park. Individuals are welcome too!

All groups must pre-register.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 965-8960

Location: Picnic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2013-05-05 2013-05-05 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.6655, -73.9716 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5165dd10394b4.jpg Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:15:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Birding for Families]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/05/birding-for-families http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/05/birding-for-families Date: May 5, 2013

Experience Central Park as a precious bird habitat and learn how to spot our feathered neighbors on a walk with NYC Audubon. Binoculars available to borrow ; space is limited; please arrive early to sign in. Ages 5+.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 360-1461

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

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M010 Central Park 2013-05-05 2013-05-05 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7968, -73.9515 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:15:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Woodland Discovery Kit in Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/05/woodland-discovery-kit-in-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/05/woodland-discovery-kit-in-central-park Date: May 5, 2013

Visit The Wild Garden: Discovering Central Park Woodlands exhibit and start exploring the North Woods on your own by borrowing a North Woods Discovery Kit stocked with binoculars, a hand lens, and flora/fauna guides. Accompanying adult with valid ID required. Purchase an optional Discovery Journal for $2 for a one-of-a-kind woodland adventure. Recommended for ages 8 – 12.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2013-05-05 2013-05-05 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7968, -73.9515 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:15:10 EDT
<![CDATA[The Wild Garden: Discovering Central Park Woodlands Exhibit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/05/the-wild-garden-discovering-central-park-woodlands-exhibit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/05/the-wild-garden-discovering-central-park-woodlands-exhibit Date: May 5, 2013

Use this hands-on exhibit to illuminate the history, ecology, and management of the woodlands and learn why these landscapes are so essential to the purpose of Central Park. The exhibit includes a digital interactive app highlighting historic photos and revealing hidden features. Exhibit introductions are available by appointment for groups of 10 or more; call (212) 860-1370 for more information.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2013-05-05 2013-05-05 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7968, -73.9515 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:15:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Catch & Release Fishing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/05/catch-release-fishing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/05/catch-release-fishing Date: May 5, 2013

Grab a pole and relax on the Harlem Meer while you wait for a bite from one of the many species of fish that live in its diverse aquatic ecosystem! Poles available to borrow; must release fish after catching them. Free for families and individuals; groups larger than 5 must reserve at least 2 weeks in advance.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2013-05-05 2013-05-05 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.7968, -73.9515 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:15:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Exploration Hike (Moderate)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/05/nature-exploration-hike-moderate http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/05/nature-exploration-hike-moderate Date: May 5, 2013

Our Urban Park Ranger hiking guides will introduce you to the hidden gems of New York City and places often off limits to the general public. On our hikes, you may explore nature, discover our City’s rich history and diverse culture, or just unplug form the world to clear your head.

Hiking programs feature intensity levels ranging from light (a leisurely stroll on mostly paved paths), moderate (longer, faster paced hikes on rugged terrain), to vigorous (long distance, with hills and rugged terrain). For all hiking programs we recommend wearing comfortable shoes or boots, and packing water and a light snack.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 846-2731

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

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2013-05-05 2013-05-05 10:00 am 40.7428, -73.7359 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:15:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Tai-Chi in the Greenbelt]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/05/taichi-in-the-greenbelt http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/05/taichi-in-the-greenbelt Date: May 5, 2013

Join Tai-Chi instructor Raymond Yuen for Tai-Chi sessions overlooking our beautiful and inspiring woodlands. All fitness levels are welcome. Classes are ongoing year-round, but are occasionally cancelled due to holidays, inclement weather, and other events. No class on 5/12, 5/26 and 6/12.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2013-05-05 2013-05-05 10:00 am 11:30 am 40.5884, -74.1391 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:15:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Petanque Tournament]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/05/bryant-park-petanque-tournament http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/05/bryant-park-petanque-tournament Date: May 5, 2013

Local, national, and international tournaments organized by La Boule New Yorkaise. Visit LBNY's website for more information and registration details.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-05-05 2013-05-05 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:15:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Cinco de Mayo Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/05/cinco-de-mayo-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/05/cinco-de-mayo-festival Date: May 5, 2013

Come join the festivites of Cinco de Mayo hosted by Casa Puebla USA. There will be live music, dancing, food and giveaways. This event is packed with fun for all ages.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 531-0552

Location: Festival Site (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2013-05-05 2013-05-05 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.744, -73.843 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:15:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Street Types: Turn of the Century Portraiture By Alice Austen]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/05/street-types-turn-of-the-century-portraiture-by-alice-austen http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/05/street-types-turn-of-the-century-portraiture-by-alice-austen Date: May 5, 2013

This show explores the portraits Alice Austen made on the streets of Manhattan at the turn of the last century. Her curious work captured the faces of New York City’s working class, as the population exploded with an influx of new immigrants, hoping to find the American Dream.
The Alice Austen House Museum is accessible to wheelchair users. There is a wheelchair ramp located in the rear of the museum.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-4506

Location: Alice Austen House Museum (in Alice Austen Park)

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R117 Alice Austen Park 2013-05-05 2013-05-05 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.6146, -74.0631 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:15:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Celebrate Queens Farm!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/05/celebrate-queens-farm http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/05/celebrate-queens-farm Date: May 5, 2013

What does Springtime mean to us? Find out at this celebration of things Queens Farm! Watch sheep shearing and spinning demos, learn about our Community Compost Project, enjoy in-depth tours led by our farmers, and pick up vegetable seedlings and flowers at our Spring Plant Sale. And be sure to visit our historic Adriance Farmhouse, open exclusively for this event with special treats for all! There will be live music, hayrides, and some of the city’s best Food Trucks on the farm all day!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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Q453 Queens Farm Park 2013-05-05 2013-05-05 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.7478, -73.7223 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:15:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Cricket Opener Event]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/05/cricket-opener-event http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/05/cricket-opener-event Date: May 5, 2013

Celebrate the park that has the most cricket fields in all the United States!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430-1890

Location: Parade Ground (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2013-05-05 2013-05-05 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.8947, -73.8952 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/514747c4b2550.JPG Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:15:10 EDT
<![CDATA[High Line Field Station]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/05/every-friday-saturday-and-sunday-high-line-field-station http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/05/every-friday-saturday-and-sunday-high-line-field-station Date: May 5, 2013

Whether it’s your first walk or your hundredth visit, High Line Greeters help you discover a new side of the High Line.

The High Line Field Station is a mobile information cart, staffed by High Line Greeters, a group of knowledgeable volunteers who answer your questions and provide information about the park’s history, design, landscape, and more. The Field Station is also stocked with free resources, like monthly bloom lists, seasonal High Line Art maps, and information about upcoming free events and activities for the whole family.

The High Line Field Station is open Thursdays, from 1:00 – 7:00 PM, and Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, from 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM, between Saturday, May 4 and Sunday, September 29. The High Line Field Station will be open on Memorial Day (Monday, May 27) from 1:00 – 7:00 PM.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 206-9922

Location: Chelsea Market Passage (in The High Line)

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M360 The High Line 2013-05-05 2013-05-05 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7429, -74.0072 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:15:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Historic New York: Fort Greene]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/05/historic-new-york-fort-greene http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/05/historic-new-york-fort-greene Date: May 5, 2013

Ice-age glaciers, Native Americans, Dutch traders, British Redcoats, and the Underground Railroad have all left their mark on New York City. Their stories can be found in the names of our streets, our architecture, and our parks. Urban Park Rangers specialize in interpretation of historic turning points, both natural and man-made, in our city’s long history.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 722-3218

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

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B032 Fort Greene Park 2013-05-05 2013-05-05 11:00 am 40.6922, -73.9748 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:15:10 EDT
<![CDATA[NYC Compost Project in Queens: Compost Tabling at Celebrate Queens Farm]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/05/nyc-compost-project-in-queens-compost-tabling-at-celebrate-queens-farm http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/05/nyc-compost-project-in-queens-compost-tabling-at-celebrate-queens-farm Date: May 5, 2013

Visit the NYC Compost Project in Queens at Celebrate Queens Farm! We'll provide advice about composting indoors and outdoors, and will have a LIVE worm bin.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

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

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Q453 Queens Farm Park 2013-05-05 2013-05-05 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.7478, -73.7223 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:15:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Scavenger Hunt]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/05/family-scavenger-hunt http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/05/family-scavenger-hunt Date: May 5, 2013

We connect children with nature to encourage active exploration of the natural world. Children who spend time outdoors develop strong imaginations and learn to socialize better with others. Urban Park Rangers are role models who encourage children to let their imaginations run wild in a safe, supportive atmosphere.

While most of our programs are family friendly, the programs highlighted here are specifically for young children and families.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: River Run Playground (in Riverside Park)

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M071 Riverside Park 2013-05-05 2013-05-05 11:00 am 40.787, -73.9822 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:15:10 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Archery]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/05/archery http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/05/archery Date: May 5, 2013

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

Archery is a wonderful way to improve focus, develop patience and build upper body strength. Our trained Rangers will demonstrate the safe and proper way to draw a bow and shoot an arrow.

Families and children ages 8 years and older are welcome to participate.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Willowbrook Park Archery Range (in Willowbrook Park)

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R030 Willowbrook Park 2013-05-05 2013-05-05 11:00 am 40.6032, -74.1613 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:15:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Chess]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/05/bryant-park-chess http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/05/bryant-park-chess Date: May 5, 2013

Game boards, including chess, checkers, and backgammon, are available for a small fee. Provided by the Marshall Chess Club.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-05-05 2013-05-05 11:00 am 8:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:15:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Food Truck Rally]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/05/food-truck-rally1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/05/food-truck-rally1 Date: May 5, 2013

The food trucks are back! Head to Grand Army Plaza on the first and third Sunday to sample treats from New York’s best food trucks. Exceptions: May 19 and September 1; Food Truck Rally will take place on May 26 and September 8 instead.

All trucks are members of the New York City Food Truck Association.

Participating trucks (varies at each rally):

Andy's Italian ices

Mexicue

Red Hook Lobster Pound

Big D's Grub Truck

Miami Food Machine

Rickshaw

Chinese Mirch

Mike n willies

Souvlaki Gr

COOLHAUS

Milk Truck

TAIM MOBILE

Eddies pizza

Morris Grilled Cheese

The Treats Truck

gorilla cheese nyc

Mud Truck

Toum

Green Pirate Juice Truck

Nuchas

Valduccis Pizza

Kelvin Slush

palenque

Van Leeuwen

Kimchi Taco Truck

Phil's Steaks

Wafels & Dinges

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Grand Army Plaza

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B040 Grand Army Plaza 2013-05-05 2013-05-05 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.6735, -73.9701 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5165d9deb0b09.png Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:15:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park: Le Carrousel]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/05/bryant-park-le-carrousel http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/05/bryant-park-le-carrousel Date: May 5, 2013

La Carrousel was specially created to complement the park’s French classical style, featuring brightly colored animals and French cabaret music. $2 per ride, or buy a discount card to enjoy 10 rides for $15.

Also available for parties.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Le Carrousel (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-05-05 2013-05-05 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7533, -73.984 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:15:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/05/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/05/bryant-park-games Date: May 5, 2013

Take a game break with an eclectic selection of favorite tabletop games for free. From scrabble and mancala to dominoes and more.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-05-05 2013-05-05 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:15:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/05/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/05/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: May 5, 2013

Test your ping pong skills at one of two state-of-the-art tables. Paddles and balls are provided free of charge. Sign up with an attendant in the park to reserve a time slot.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Ping Pong Court (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-05-05 2013-05-05 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:15:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Reading Room]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/05/bryant-park-reading-room http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/05/bryant-park-reading-room Date: May 5, 2013

Reading, writing, and literary happenings related to the written word – under the London Plane trees – in the open-air Reading Room.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Reading Room (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-05-05 2013-05-05 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7542, -73.9833 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:15:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Pets & Pals/Walk for Paws Party]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/05/pets-palswalk-for-paws-party http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/05/pets-palswalk-for-paws-party Date: May 5, 2013

Join us for a free day of family and pet fun. Games, rides, craft projects, pet adoption, pet walks, and a microchip clinic, animal demonstrations, and more. Free giveaways are included.

Registration is required for this event. Register online, or register onsite starting at 10:00 a.m.

Sponsored by Council Member Mark Weprin and Bobbi and the Strays.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-4793

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

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2013-05-05 2013-05-05 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.7402, -73.7496 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5155b5d22a9a9.jpg Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:15:10 EDT
<![CDATA[NYC Hear The Ball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/05/nyc-hear-the-ball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/05/nyc-hear-the-ball Date: May 5, 2013

NYC Hear The Ball will provide components of education and awareness about a sport, Beep Baseball, that benefits those with vision disabilities. At this event the Long Island Bombers will compete against the New Jersey Lightning.

Beep Baseball is an adapted version of our national pastime, and with the beep of a ball and buzz of a base it enables athletes with vision disabilities to enjoy team competition. At this event spectators will witness athletic individuals who conquer their challenges and rely on the abilities that lie within. All are welcome and following the game there will be the opportunity to try out the sport of beep baseball.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: North Meadow Baseball Field 12 (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-05-05 2013-05-05 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7912, -73.9579 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:15:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Ride The Carousel in Prospect Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/05/ride-the-carousel-in-prospect-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/05/ride-the-carousel-in-prospect-park Date: May 5, 2013

Located in the Park’s "Children’s Corner," the Carousel features 51 magnificently carved horses, a lion, a giraffe, a deer, and two dragon-pulled chariots. Carved in 1912 by Charles Carmel, one of the foremost carousel designers of the time, and restored by the Prospect Park Alliance in 1990, the Carousel promises that classic summertime amusement will be available for generations of fun. In addition, the Prospect Park Carousel is one of the few in the world that is wheelchair accessible.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 230-7637

Location: The Carousel (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2013-05-05 2013-05-05 12:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.6637, -73.9642 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/516344b163619.jpg Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:15:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Irish Arts Center New York City Irish Dance Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/05/summer-on-the-hudson-irish-arts-center-new-york-city-irish-dance-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/05/summer-on-the-hudson-irish-arts-center-new-york-city-irish-dance-festival Date: May 5, 2013

The Irish Arts Center returns with its 12th annual much-loved celebration of traditional Irish dance and music, featuring performances by stars of the Irish dance world and NY area dance schools. Join in the fun with live music, workshops in traditional Irish dance for all skill levels, a singer’s circle, Irish language classes, face-painting, children’s craft table and more! This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, and by the New York State Council on the Arts, a public agency.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Pier I (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2013-05-05 2013-05-05 1:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.7797, -73.9889 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51547a13f0857.JPG Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:15:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Walking Tour in Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/05/garden-walking-tour-in-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/05/garden-walking-tour-in-fort-tryon-park Date: May 5, 2013

Take a tour of the "Park for All Seasons." Take a walking tour of the Heather and Alpine Gardens of Fort Tryon Park. Discover which plants are in bloom in each of the seasons, even in the dead of winter. Learn about the gardens' history, future, and secrets from a member of Fort Tryon's expert horticulture staff.

These tours are wheelchair accessible but persons with mobility issues may find them challenging because of the park's many steep paths.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2013-05-05 2013-05-05 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.8606, -73.9338 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:15:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Lefferts Historic House-2nd Floor Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/05/lefferts-historic-house-2nd-floor-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/05/lefferts-historic-house-2nd-floor-tours Date: May 5, 2013

View significant artifacts from 19th-century family life and walk into a fully furnished 1820s bedroom.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 789-2822

Location: Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2013-05-05 2013-05-05 1:00 pm 4:30 pm 40.6643, -73.9639 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5166e6336343b.jpg Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:15:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Highlights Walk at Wave Hill]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/05/garden-highlights-walk-at-wave-hill http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/05/garden-highlights-walk-at-wave-hill Date: May 5, 2013

Join us for an hour-long tour of seasonal garden highlights.

Photo credit: Joshua Bright

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2013-05-05 2013-05-05 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.8991, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/512cf7fddfa51.JPG Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:15:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Author Talk and Book Signing: Defiant Brides]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/05/author-talk-and-book-signing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/05/author-talk-and-book-signing Date: May 5, 2013

Listen to a discussion by Nancy Rubin Stuart, author of Defiant Brides: The Untold Story of Two Revolutionary-Era Women and the Radical Men They Married, a 2013 selection of the History and Military Book Clubs and The Book of The Month Club.

Two wealthy teenagers defy their parents in the Revolutionary era by marrying political radicals, Benedict Arnold and Henry Knox. Benedict Arnold’s bride was the blonde Philadelphia belle, Peggy Shippen, “said to be the most beautiful woman in America.” Henry Knox’s wife was the stunning dark-eyed brunette Lucy Flucker, whose Loyalist family never spoke to her again. DEFIANT BRIDES captures how passion and marriage changed their lives of both young women -- one who assisted Arnold in his betrayal of America -- the other, who faithfully followed General Knox through the army camps of the Revolution while bearing and losing ten of young children.

Free, but advanced registration is required, call 212-923-8008 to register.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 923-8008

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

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M073 Roger Morris Park 2013-05-05 2013-05-05 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.8345, -73.9385 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:15:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Overlook Concerts at Riverside Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/05/overlook-concerts-at-riverside-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/05/overlook-concerts-at-riverside-park Date: May 5, 2013

Riverside Park Conservancy present Spring Overlook Concerts, a series of musical performances.

Performance Schedule:

  • May 5 Columbia Wind Ensemble
  • May 12 French Cookin’ Blues Band
  • May 19 Orbit Brass Quintet of the Manhattan School of Music

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 870-3070

Location: 116th Street Overlook (in Riverside Park)

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M071 Riverside Park 2013-05-05 2013-05-05 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.8093, -73.9669 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:15:10 EDT
<![CDATA[The Good Coffeehouse @ The Old Stone House Presents The Yankee Rebels]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/05/the-good-coffeehouse-the-old-stone-house-presents-the-yankee-rebels http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/05/the-good-coffeehouse-the-old-stone-house-presents-the-yankee-rebels Date: May 5, 2013

The Old Stone House is delighted to welcome the roots music series, The Good Coffee House, to our House on the first Sunday of the month from 4:30 to 6:30 pm. Great music, great snacks, great company.

Please join us on Sunday, May 5 for The Yankee Rebels!
The Yankee Rebels is made up by its 3 original members, Les Bayer on banjo and vocals, Dr. Dave Bressler on Mandolin and vocals, and Art Dekhayser on guitar and lead vocals. In addition, The band consists of Allen Cohen on bass and vocals, and Mark Farrell on fiddle, mandolin and vocals. They draw their material from traditional and contemporary bluegrass, as well as several original vocals and instrumentals.

Start time: 4:30 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 768-3195

Location: Old Stone House (in J.J. Byrne Playground)

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B111 J.J. Byrne Playground 2013-05-05 2013-05-05 4:30 pm 40.6729, -73.9846 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5154871b207ae.jpg Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:15:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Art Exhibit: Fish & Crushed Can Story- Mixed Media]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/06/art-exhibit-fish-crushed-can-story-mixed-media http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/06/art-exhibit-fish-crushed-can-story-mixed-media Date: May 6, 2013

This mixed media exhibit by artist Iandry Randriamandroso is created from discarded, crushed aluminum cans found on the streets, and cardboard and burlap from local grocery, along with wordless hand-made books about a fish and a crushed can. This exhibit illustrates how growth is disrupted by invasive species, and is on display in the Visitor&Administration Building Gallery. Free with Garden admission.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2013-05-06 2013-05-06 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:15:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Mother's Day Plant Sale]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/06/mothers-day-plant-sale http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/06/mothers-day-plant-sale Date: May 6, 2013

Give Mom (or yourself) the gift of flowers for the windowsill or garden! Visit the QBG store for an assortment of blooms anytime from May 1 to may 12 , or while supplies last.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2013-05-06 2013-05-06 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:15:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Celebrate National Bike Month at QBG]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/06/celebrate-national-bike-month-at-qbg http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/06/celebrate-national-bike-month-at-qbg Date: May 6, 2013

Ride your bike to QBG during the month of May and receive 50% off admission. Lock up your wheels at our bike racks and take a stroll to see the flowers (bicycles not allowed inside)

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2013-05-06 2013-05-06 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:15:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Birding Tours of Bryant Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/06/birding-tours-of-bryant-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/06/birding-tours-of-bryant-park Date: May 6, 2013

Discover the varieties of birds that call Bryant Park home during the migratory season with guided tours. Presented in partnership with the New York City Audubon Society.


Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 'wichcraft coffee kiosk (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-05-06 2013-05-06 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.7545, -73.984 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:15:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Week at Fort Hamilton Senior Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/06/free-week-at-fort-hamilton-senior-recreation-center http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/06/free-week-at-fort-hamilton-senior-recreation-center Date: May 6, 2013

Enjoy the facilities at Fort Hamilton Senior Recreation Center for FREE for a week in May!

From Monday, May 6 - Saturday, May 11, admission to Fort Hamilton is free of charge every day for adults and seniors. Take part in a variety of programs, like fitness, nutrition and arts classes. Bring friends!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 439-4296

Location: Fort Hamilton Senior Recreation Center

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2013-05-06 2013-05-06 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.6133, -74.03 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5187e53f7ae10.jpg Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:15:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Erik Benson: The Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/06/erik-benson-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/06/erik-benson-the-park Date: May 6, 2013

Erik Benson’s paintings depict the landscape of everyday metropolitan life, created with thousands of shapes hand-cut from dried sheets of acrylic paint. Benson uses this painstaking compositional technique to capture the complexity of urban development, with its interplay of construction and creative destruction, density and emptiness. Familiar cityscapes emerge as more complex than they initially appear.

Originally I was interested in creating a painting vocabulary that depicted the plasticity and temporality of unexamined things such as playgrounds and construction sites,” says Benson. “These interests have been growing into ideas and concerns that deal with the urban landscape, such as how cities grow and shrink, and what these issues mean to the inhabitants.”

In these vivid new paintings, Benson considers the role and impact of playgrounds, trees and parks within evolving communities, often setting the saturated colors and bold shapes of play equipment and dynamic tree branch patterns against the muted backdrops of the surrounding buildings. Inspired by his neighborhood of Bushwick, Brooklyn, he creates works that are not precise representations, but rather archetypes, at once foreboding and optimistic.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: The Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-05-06 2013-05-06 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7676, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5187e57d9d9bb.jpg Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:15:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Week at Fort Hamilton Senior Recreation Center: Ceramics Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/06/free-week-at-fort-hamilton-senior-recreation-center-ceramics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/06/free-week-at-fort-hamilton-senior-recreation-center-ceramics Date: May 6, 2013

Express yourself by making objects with clay in this free ceramics class. Learn how to mold your own vessels using techniques applied by hand.

Adults and seniors enjoy the facilities for free at Fort Hamilton Senior Recreation Center from Monday, May 6 to Saturday, May 11. Identification is required.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 439-4296

Location: Fort Hamilton Senior Recreation Center

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2013-05-06 2013-05-06 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.6133, -74.03 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:15:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Street Types: Turn of the Century Portraiture By Alice Austen]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/06/street-types-turn-of-the-century-portraiture-by-alice-austen http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/06/street-types-turn-of-the-century-portraiture-by-alice-austen Date: May 6, 2013

This show explores the portraits Alice Austen made on the streets of Manhattan at the turn of the last century. Her curious work captured the faces of New York City’s working class, as the population exploded with an influx of new immigrants, hoping to find the American Dream.
The Alice Austen House Museum is accessible to wheelchair users. There is a wheelchair ramp located in the rear of the museum.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-4506

Location: Alice Austen House Museum (in Alice Austen Park)

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<![CDATA[Bryant Park Chess]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/06/bryant-park-chess http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/06/bryant-park-chess Date: May 6, 2013

Game boards, including chess, checkers, and backgammon, are available for a small fee. Provided by the Marshall Chess Club.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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<![CDATA[Bryant Park Petanque]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/06/bryant-park-petanque http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/06/bryant-park-petanque Date: May 6, 2013

Learn to play pétanque, the popular European game anchored in precision, patience, and camaraderie from members of La Boule New Yorkaise, NYC’s championship-winning club.

Available for parties.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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<![CDATA[Bryant Park: Le Carrousel]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/06/bryant-park-le-carrousel http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/06/bryant-park-le-carrousel Date: May 6, 2013

La Carrousel was specially created to complement the park’s French classical style, featuring brightly colored animals and French cabaret music. $2 per ride, or buy a discount card to enjoy 10 rides for $15.

Also available for parties.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Le Carrousel (in Bryant Park)

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<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/06/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/06/bryant-park-games Date: May 6, 2013

Take a game break with an eclectic selection of favorite tabletop games for free. From scrabble and mancala to dominoes and more.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/06/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/06/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: May 6, 2013

Test your ping pong skills at one of two state-of-the-art tables. Paddles and balls are provided free of charge. Sign up with an attendant in the park to reserve a time slot.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Ping Pong Court (in Bryant Park)

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<![CDATA[Bryant Park Reading Room]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/06/bryant-park-reading-room http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/06/bryant-park-reading-room Date: May 6, 2013

Reading, writing, and literary happenings related to the written word – under the London Plane trees – in the open-air Reading Room.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Reading Room (in Bryant Park)

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<![CDATA[Bryant Park Beginner French Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/06/bryant-park-beginner-french-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/06/bryant-park-beginner-french-class Date: May 6, 2013

Bonjour! Hola! Konnichiwa! Ciao! Learn a new language or brush up on your skills in these standalone classes. Attend at any time – lessons are not cumulative.

Registration required:
inlinguainBryantPark@inlingua.com

Start time: 11:45 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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<![CDATA[Walk NYC: Willowbrook Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/06/walk-nyc-willowbrook-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/06/walk-nyc-willowbrook-park Date: May 6, 2013

Walk NYC is a FREE program that encourages New Yorkers of all ages to get fit while enjoying the outdoors. With funding provided by Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield, Parks will staff locations throughout the city with trained walking instructors to lead one-hour walks.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Carousel for All Children (in Willowbrook Park)

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<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/06/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/06/bryant-park-juggling Date: May 6, 2013

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park

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