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 Sat, 20 Dec 2014 02:01:54 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[Shape Up NYC: Zumba Toning]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/08/shape-up-nyc-zumba1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/08/shape-up-nyc-zumba1 Date: March 8, 2014

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.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: McDonald Park House (in McDonald Playground)

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R034 McDonald Playground 2014-03-08 2014-03-08 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.6291, -74.1155 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:30 EST
<![CDATA[National Girls and Women in Sports Day in Manhattan]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/08/national-girls-and-women-in-sports-day-in-manhattan http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/08/national-girls-and-women-in-sports-day-in-manhattan Date: March 8, 2014

Join us for National Girls and Women in Sports Day, an annual event honoring female athletes! To celebrate, NYC Parks has free events in all five boroughs.

Activities in Manhattan include:

  • Fitness challenge and talks led by WNBA's New York Liberty player Kym Hampton
  • Street hockey with Columbia University Ice Hockey team
  • Wendy Hilliard Foundation's rhythmic gymnastics demo
  • Rugby with NY Women's Rugby club
  • Handball with NYC Handball
  • Wheelchair basketball
  • Ultimate frisbee
  • Kickboxing instruction
  • Volleyball clinics with Hunter College
  • Softball clinics with Columbia University Softball team
  • Double dutch with Stan's Pepper Steppers
  • Golf putting games
  • Table tennis free play
  • Computer classes

Kids registered by 11:00 a.m. will receive a free t-shirt while supplies last! Girls are welcome at this family-friendly event.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 408-0262

Location: Tony Dapolito Recreation Center

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M103 Tony Dapolito Recreation Center 2014-03-08 2014-03-08 10:30 am 3:00 pm 40.7296, -74.0054 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:42 EST
<![CDATA[Wilderness Survival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/08/wilderness-survival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/08/wilderness-survival Date: March 8, 2014

What would you do if you found yourself lost in the woods? Do you know how to build your own shelter, or start a fire without matches? What would you eat and where would you find water? Do you have what it takes to survive in the wild? Our Urban Park Rangers are skilled in the techniques of wilderness survival and emergency preparedness. On these fun, family friendly programs you will learn tips and tricks that will enhance your knowledge of the natural world, and might just save your life. Whether you are preparing for an extended journey through the woods or just want to be more prepared for any situation, a wilderness survival program is perfect for you. Wilderness survival programs feature hands-on activities in an outdoor setting.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

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

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2014-03-08 2014-03-08 11:00 am 40.7428, -73.7359 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:52 EST
<![CDATA[Botanical Papermaking Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/08/botanical-papermaking-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/08/botanical-papermaking-workshop Date: March 8, 2014

Join Greenbelt resident artist Kathy Trimarco for a relaxing afternoon of learning the ancient art of making paper using a variety of botanical additives. Participants will make several sheets of paper and create a docorative date book cover embellished with natural materials. Pre-payment and registraition required.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2014-03-08 2014-03-08 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.5884, -74.1391 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:51 EST
<![CDATA[ESL Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/08/esl-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/08/esl-class Date: March 8, 2014

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

New students take placement test at 12 p.m.

Start time: 11:00 am

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 2014-03-08 2014-03-08 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:20 EST
<![CDATA[Introduction to Bird Watching]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/08/introduction-to-bird-watching http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/08/introduction-to-bird-watching Date: March 8, 2014

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

Led by the Brooklyn Brid Club.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-03-08 2014-03-08 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/528136ab90698.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:10 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Tavern & Its Green]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/08/central-park-tour-tavern-its-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/08/central-park-tour-tavern-its-green Date: March 8, 2014

Discover the parade ground that became the Sheep Meadow and sheepfold that became a world famous restaurant, then explore the Children’s District and the Mall with its statues and majestic stand of American Elms.

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

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

Location: Giuseppe Mazzini statue (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-03-08 2014-03-08 12:00 pm 1:15 pm 40.7728, -73.9768 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/530fee6feec9f.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:43 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/08/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/08/bryant-park-juggling Date: March 8, 2014

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-03-08 2014-03-08 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:10 EST
<![CDATA[Exploring the Water Cycle]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/08/exploring-the-water-cycle http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/08/exploring-the-water-cycle Date: March 8, 2014

Understanding our climate helps us prepare our city for a more sustainable future. Our Urban Park Rangers will introduce you to these important scientific concepts that will help you prepare for the future. Our climate programs explore topics like climate change, global warming and concepts of sustainability. On our weather programs, we will delve deeply into everyday weather events including lightning and thunder, clouds and the water cycle, and hurricanes and extreme storms.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-03-08 2014-03-08 1:00 pm 40.7971, -73.9515 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:27 EST
<![CDATA[Nature Photography: Winter Wildlife]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/08/nature-photography-winter-wildlife http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/08/nature-photography-winter-wildlife Date: March 8, 2014

Our Urban Park Ranger Nature Art and Photography programs allow you to interpret the natural world through artistic expression, while learning about the local environment. All photography programs are for digital cameras and you must provide your own camera. DSLR camera preferred, but all cameras are welcome.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 319-7258

Location: Pelham Bay Ranger Station (in Pelham Bay Park)

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2014-03-08 2014-03-08 1:00 pm 40.8516, -73.8266 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:46 EST
<![CDATA[Fitness Bootcamp]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/08/fitness-bootcamp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/08/fitness-bootcamp Date: March 8, 2014

Come join in! Bootcamp is a total body workout that helps muscle tone, improve strength and endurance, and addresses muscle strength and endurance while keeping the heart rate up to burn calories and improve cardiovascular health

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-4793 x301

Location: Alley Athletic (in Alley Pond Park)

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2014-03-08 2014-03-08 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.7404, -73.7339 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:35 EST
<![CDATA[Book Making Workshop with Yarisa Colon]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/08/book-making-workshop-with-yarisa-colon-all-ages http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/08/book-making-workshop-with-yarisa-colon-all-ages Date: March 8, 2014

Learn to design and create a pocket-sized book using recycled materials. Techniques will include collage, drawing and the use of unique embellishments.

No prior book-making experience is required. All supplies will be provided, but please call the center to register, since space is limited.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-03-08 2014-03-08 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:51 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Mid-Park Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/08/central-park-tour-midpark-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/08/central-park-tour-midpark-welcome-tour Date: March 8, 2014

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

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

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 2:45 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Alexander von Humboldt statue (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-03-08 2014-03-08 2:00 pm 2:45 pm 40.7794, -73.9734 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53063d734c462.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:37 EST
<![CDATA[Adaptive Sports Fest]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/08/adaptive-sports-fest http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/08/adaptive-sports-fest Date: March 8, 2014

Play and learn what recreation centers have to offer! Try indoor wheelchair soccer, wheelchair basketball, wheelchair power soccer, handcycling, and field games like javelin and discus!

This event is free and open to members of the public of all abilities. A limited supply of wheelchairs is provided for all to play!

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 353-7853

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

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2014-03-08 2014-03-08 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8344 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5304df67be9b9.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:23 EST
<![CDATA[History In Your Hands: Flax to Linen]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/08/history-in-your-hands-flax-to-linen http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/08/history-in-your-hands-flax-to-linen Date: March 8, 2014

Come check on our flax crop and try out tools used to process flax fibers into linen cloth.

The Prospect Park Alliance will be on hand to help you feel different pieces of linen cloth to compare the weaves and try on some linen reproduction clothes for a fun photo-op in our farm wagon.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 789-2822 x301

Location: Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-03-08 2014-03-08 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6643, -73.9639 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/537519d8d5698.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:58 EST
<![CDATA[Tavern Concerts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/08/tavern-concerts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/08/tavern-concerts Date: March 8, 2014

It's Tavern time!

Sit back and listen to some of the best folk and acoustic songwriters and musicians in the country, in a room known for its acoustic warmth.

There will be warm fires and lots of laughter!

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 351-1611 x281

Location: Historic Richmond Town (in LaTourette Park & Golf Course)

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R013 LaTourette Park & Golf Course 2014-03-08 2014-03-08 6:00 pm 40.5698, -74.1448 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:17 EST
<![CDATA[The Night Sky]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/08/the-night-sky http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/08/the-night-sky Date: March 8, 2014

Our Urban Park Rangers will be your guides to the solar system, discussing the science, history, and folklore of the universe. Fall and winter are the best times to observe meteor showers, the phases of the moon, and many planets of the Milky Way. Night Sky programs highlight the history and folklore of the solar system, using the naked eye to locate stars and planets.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Salt Marsh Nature Center (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2014-03-08 2014-03-08 7:00 pm 40.6047, -73.9298 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:20 EST
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: “Get the Picture?”]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/09/art-in-the-garden-get-the-picture3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/09/art-in-the-garden-get-the-picture3 Date: March 9, 2014

Artist Alan Richards’s colorful satirical composite images, or photomanipulations, feature elements juxtaposed to create pieces that portray humor and whimsy.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-03-09 2014-03-09 8:00 am 4:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:32 EST
<![CDATA[The Orchid Show: Key West Contemporary]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/09/the-orchid-show-key-west-contemporary http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/09/the-orchid-show-key-west-contemporary Date: March 9, 2014

Step out of the bustling city and into the Florida Keys, where the dramatic beauty of a flourishing tropical garden is amplified by vibrant architecture to recall this particular island's charm and ambience.

The Enid A. Haupt Conservatory's sprawling glasshouse galleries are transformed into a modernist Key West estate garden inspired by a garden originally designed by award-winning landscape architect Raymond Jungles for Susan Henshaw Jones, who is President of the Museum of the City of New York, and Judge Richard K. Eaton.

Immerse yourself in an effusion of orchids blooming among still, geometric reflecting pools, soaring angular pergolas, and sleek benches.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2014-03-09 2014-03-09 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:23 EST
<![CDATA[Pretty Princess Tea Party]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/09/pretty-princess-tea-party http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/09/pretty-princess-tea-party Date: March 9, 2014

Join us for a proper sit-down tea party filled with princess fun. We will be serving tea, dainty sandwiches, fancy desserts, and more. Learn princess manners plus how to walk and talk like a princess. There will be sparkle make-up, storytelling, and a craft. Please come dressed in your best princess costume.

A certificate will be presented to each child making them an honorary princess at the end of the party.

For aspiring princesses ages 3-5.

For more information please call (718) 667-3545.

Space is limited! Please RSVP by March 1.

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 667-3545

Location: Greenbelt Recreation Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2014-03-09 2014-03-09 11:30 am 1:30 pm 40.5926, -74.1358 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:00 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/09/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/09/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour Date: March 9, 2014

Travel from Grand Army Plaza, past the Pond and Gapstow Bridge, and stop at the Dairy on this trip through the southern Central Park highlights. The route involves moderate inclines and some stairs.

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 12:45 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

Location: William Tecumseh Sherman Statue (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-03-09 2014-03-09 12:00 pm 12:45 pm 40.7646, -73.9731 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53063cd04714f.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:42 EST
<![CDATA[Learn Orienteering]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/09/orienteering http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/09/orienteering Date: March 9, 2014

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 this program, learn how to navigate using a map and compass. We recommend wearing comfortable shoes or boots, and packing water and a light snack.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 846-2731

Location: Bayswater Park

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Q007 Bayswater Park 2014-03-09 2014-03-09 1:00 pm 40.5974, -73.768 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:54 EST
<![CDATA[Prospect Park Fitness Hike]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/09/prospect-park-fitness-hike-vigorous http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/09/prospect-park-fitness-hike-vigorous Date: March 9, 2014

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 from the world to clear your head. On this vigorous fitness hike burn off the winter fat while enjoying Brooklyn's flagship park. We recommend wearing comfortable shoes or boots, and packing water and a light snack.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-03-09 2014-03-09 1:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:00 EST
<![CDATA[Historic New York: Estates of Pelham Bay]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/09/historic-new-york-estates-of-pelham-bay http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/09/historic-new-york-estates-of-pelham-bay Date: March 9, 2014

Urban Park Rangers specialize in interpretation of historic turning points, both natural and man-made, in our city’s long history. On this walking tour learn about the grand estates that once occupied the land that is now Pelham Bay Park; the largest park in New York City.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 319-7258

Location: Pelham Bay Ranger Station (in Pelham Bay Park)

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2014-03-09 2014-03-09 1:00 pm 40.8516, -73.8266 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:56 EST
<![CDATA[Nature Crafts: Make Your Own Backyard Bird Feeder]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/09/nature-crafts-make-your-own-backyard-bird-feeder http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/09/nature-crafts-make-your-own-backyard-bird-feeder Date: March 9, 2014

Birding with youth is the perfect way to use our senses and learn more about our natural environment right here in the city! What better time to learn about wildlife and bird migration than at the fist sign of spring! Join environmental educator Robin Sanchez for a fun indoor kids program to learn about the many native birds species while making recycled bird feeders and nesting bags in preparation for spring. Kids can then take their crafts home to discover and observe wildlife right out their own back window! Please bring an empty milk or juice carton from home (extra cartons will be available).
Suitable for ages 5-10. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
This program has been made possible with support from the Greenacre Foundation and Fort Tryon Park Trust.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Payson Center (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2014-03-09 2014-03-09 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.8672, -73.9289 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:44 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Belvedere's Kingdom]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/09/central-park-tour-belvederes-kingdom http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/09/central-park-tour-belvederes-kingdom Date: March 9, 2014

Take a walk around the landscapes dominated by historic Belvedere Castle, situated high on Vista Rock. In celebration of the Conservancy's upcoming work to restore the Obelisk and the exhibit, Cleopatra's Needle, currently on display at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, special tours will take place on April 4, 5, and 6 which will highlight the monument commonly known as Cleopatra's Needle. Route involves moderate inclines and a few stairs.

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

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

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Belvedere Castle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-03-09 2014-03-09 2:00 pm 3:15 pm 40.7793, -73.9691 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/530fef2612e4a.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:32 EST
<![CDATA[History In Your Hands: Flax to Linen]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/09/history-in-your-hands-flax-to-linen http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/09/history-in-your-hands-flax-to-linen Date: March 9, 2014

Come check on our flax crop and try out tools used to process flax fibers into linen cloth.

The Prospect Park Alliance will be on hand to help you feel different pieces of linen cloth to compare the weaves and try on some linen reproduction clothes for a fun photo-op in our farm wagon.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 789-2822 x301

Location: Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-03-09 2014-03-09 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6643, -73.9639 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/537519d8d5698.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:58 EST
<![CDATA[The Night Sky]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/09/the-night-sky http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/09/the-night-sky Date: March 9, 2014

Our Urban Park Rangers will be your guides to the solar system, discussing the science, history, and folklore of the universe. Fall and winter are the best times to observe meteor showers, the phases of the moon, and many planets of the Milky Way. Night Sky programs highlight the history and folklore of the solar system, using the naked eye to locate stars and planets.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Belvedere Castle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-03-09 2014-03-09 7:00 pm 40.7793, -73.9691 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:20 EST
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: “Get the Picture?”]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/10/art-in-the-garden-get-the-picture3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/10/art-in-the-garden-get-the-picture3 Date: March 10, 2014

Artist Alan Richards’s colorful satirical composite images, or photomanipulations, feature elements juxtaposed to create pieces that portray humor and whimsy.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-03-10 2014-03-10 8:00 am 4:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:33 EST
<![CDATA[Rockaway Community Park Coastal Clean-up]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/10/rockaway-community-park-coastal-cleanup http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/10/rockaway-community-park-coastal-cleanup Date: March 10, 2014

Volunteer with Natural Areas Volunteers (NAV) at Rockaway Community Park to help remove debris from the shoreline. This work will help protect the natural habitat of Jamaica Bay. Come dressed in sturdy boots or shoes and warm clothing that can get dirty. Please meet your NAV Technical Leader at the corner of Almeda Avenue and Beach 58th Street.

Space is limited. Registration is required for this event.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-3318

Location: Almeda Avenue & Beach 58th St. (in Rockaway Community Park)

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Q371 Rockaway Community Park 2014-03-10 2014-03-10 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.5973, -73.7884 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:11 EST
<![CDATA[Arsenal Gallery Exhibition: STRATA]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/10/strata http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/10/strata Date: March 10, 2014

NYC Parks is pleased to present STRATA, an exhibition of prints, ceramics and collages by Marie Lorenz, Katy Fischer and Max Warsh. The artists in STRATA collect and arrange found or invented artifacts from the urban environment, including river flotsam, ceramic shards, and architectural details, through various modes of discovery. They use their collections as source material for multilayered, abstract compositions that reframe our familiar surroundings and challenge the division between man-made and organic in favor of a more seamless view of the material world. STRATA is on view in the Arsenal Gallery now through April 24, 2014.

Marie Lorenz creates large scale, collograph prints from objects she collects on her excursions through New York City’s waterways. In this new series of prints, Lorenz engages with the mysterious paths the objects have traveled by repeatedly printing the elements in ornate circular patterns, which evoke both tidal vortexes and folk art medallions.

Katy Fischer’s ceramic sculpture is reminiscent of archeological discoveries. She is inspired by the way ancient artifacts become evocatively abstract shapes once they are broken, weathered and displaced, not unlike the bits of debris deposited around the city. The shard-like fragments read as both found and made, broken and whole, abstract and representational and suggest intriguing connections and possible histories.

On his walks around the city, Max Warsh photographs architectural facades, which are used as source material for his work. For these new pieces, Warsh photographed buildings in the neighborhood that surrounds the Arsenal. He then reconfigures these found textures, grooved surfaces and cast ornamental details in his studio through cutting, painting and collage to arrive at compositions that reinvigorate our engagement with the visual language of the urban landscape.

In the work of all three artists, the fragment points to a larger more complete whole and a sense that a sum of the parts does or could exist. However each artist works to evade the reveal: we never see the whole building, the actual found object, or the unbroken pot. Rather, these fragmented compositions convey the way memory is an amalgamated fiction rather than a knowable fact.

In conjunction with STRATA , Audra Wolowiec will present the sound installation Weather Language on April 14, 2014, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the Arsenal. The sound piece will be composed of a mixture of found sounds and vocal interventions that are sensitive to both the Arsenal site and the city at large. Wolowiecs’ voice will overlap with the voices of strangers she encountered while walking through the city, creating a sound environment that is as subtle and ambiguous as the weather.

The Arsenal Gallery is dedicated to examining themes of nature, urban space, wildlife, New York City parks and park history. It is located on the third floor of the Parks Department Headquarters, in Central Park, on Fifth Avenue at 64th Street. Gallery hours are Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Admission is free. For more information on the Arsenal Gallery, please call 212-360-8163.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-03-10 2014-03-10 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52fd2ae9dd9fd.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:46 EST
<![CDATA[The Orchid Show: Key West Contemporary]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/10/the-orchid-show-key-west-contemporary http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/10/the-orchid-show-key-west-contemporary Date: March 10, 2014

Step out of the bustling city and into the Florida Keys, where the dramatic beauty of a flourishing tropical garden is amplified by vibrant architecture to recall this particular island's charm and ambience.

The Enid A. Haupt Conservatory's sprawling glasshouse galleries are transformed into a modernist Key West estate garden inspired by a garden originally designed by award-winning landscape architect Raymond Jungles for Susan Henshaw Jones, who is President of the Museum of the City of New York, and Judge Richard K. Eaton.

Immerse yourself in an effusion of orchids blooming among still, geometric reflecting pools, soaring angular pergolas, and sleek benches.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2014-03-10 2014-03-10 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:23 EST
<![CDATA[Harriet Tubman Day Of Commemoration Wreath Laying Ceremony]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/10/harriet-tubman-day-of-commemoration-wreath-laying-ceremony http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/10/harriet-tubman-day-of-commemoration-wreath-laying-ceremony Date: March 10, 2014

On March 10, 1913, Harriet Tubman died of pneumonia at her Homestead in Auburn, New York; it is believed she was born in 1820 or 1821. She was buried with military honors at Fort Hill Cemetery, Auburn, New York. On August 26, 2003, through the tireless efforts of BWLC, then Governor Pataki signed legislation for the Harriet Tubman Day of Commemoration to be celebrated every March 10 in New York State.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Harriet Tubman Memorial

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2014-03-10 2014-03-10 10:00 am 40.8078, -73.9529 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:52 EST
<![CDATA[Chair/Sit Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/10/chairsit-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/10/chairsit-aerobics Date: March 10, 2014

Get a full cardio workout without using machines! Great for those with limited mobility or those in wheelchairs.

Recreation Center membership is required to participate.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 353-7853

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

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2014-03-10 2014-03-10 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7515, -73.8344 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:47 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/10/shape-up-nyc-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/10/shape-up-nyc-aerobics Date: March 10, 2014

McDonald Park House is Staten Island's home of Shape Up NYC! Take part in 14 fitness classes per week for free.

Aerobics class is a moderate, heart-pumping workout to help burn calories and improve heart health.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: McDonald Park House (in McDonald Playground)

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R034 McDonald Playground 2014-03-10 2014-03-10 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.6291, -74.1155 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:20 EST
<![CDATA[Free Tax Preparation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/10/free-tax-preparation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/10/free-tax-preparation Date: March 10, 2014

Get free tax preparation help at Owen Dolen Recreation Center, sponsored by AARP.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 829-0156

Location: Owen Dolen Golden Age Center (in Owen F. Dolen Park)

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X016 Owen F. Dolen Park 2014-03-10 2014-03-10 10:30 am 2:30 pm 40.8406, -73.8428 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:40 EST
<![CDATA[Monday Movement]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/10/monday-movement http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/10/monday-movement Date: March 10, 2014

Get the week started off right in this low-impact, chair aerobics class. Perfect for seniors or those with limited mobility. Open to adults and seniors.

Recreation center membership is required. Visit the recreation membership page for more information.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 485-4633

Location: Brownsville Recreation Center (in Brownsville Playground)

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B270 Brownsville Playground 2014-03-10 2014-03-10 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.6566, -73.902 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:33 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/10/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/10/bryant-park-juggling Date: March 10, 2014

Test your coordination and dexterity with free juggling lessons. All skills 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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M008 Bryant Park 2014-03-10 2014-03-10 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:09 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: The Ramble]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/10/central-park-tour-the-ramble http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/10/central-park-tour-the-ramble Date: March 10, 2014

Pass over streams and under arches on a maze of pathways in this secluded, 38-acre woodland on this route, which involves many hills and stairs.

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

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Belvedere Castle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-03-10 2014-03-10 12:00 pm 1:15 pm 40.7793, -73.9691 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/530feb06b56e8.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:44 EST
<![CDATA[National Girls and Women in Sports Day in Staten Island]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/10/national-girls-and-women-in-sports-day-in-staten-island http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/10/national-girls-and-women-in-sports-day-in-staten-island Date: March 10, 2014

Join us for National Girls and Women in Sports Day, an annual event honoring female athletes! To celebrate, NYC Parks has free events in all five boroughs.

Activities in Staten Island include:

  • Fitness challenge and talks led by WNBA's New York Liberty player Kym Hampton
  • Basketball clinics
  • Fitness classes
  • Hockey clinics
  • Guest speaker, College of Staten Island Dolphin's Ednita Lorenzo
  • Giveaways

Dress warmly! The event will be held outside. Kids registered by 3:30 p.m. will receive a free t-shirt while supplies last!

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 667-3545

Location: P.S. 018 John G. Whittier

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2014-03-10 2014-03-10 3:00 pm 5:30 pm 40.637, -74.1176 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:42 EST
<![CDATA[Beginner Hockey Clinic (Registration Full)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/10/beginner-hockey-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/10/beginner-hockey-clinic Date: March 10, 2014

Improve your game with skating and puck control drills as well as scrimmage play, all in an encouraging environment.

Participation in this 10-session program includes use of all equipment.

Ages 6 – 9. Space is limited; advance registration required.

Please note: Registration is full.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 348-4867

Location: Lasker Pool & Rink (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-03-10 2014-03-10 4:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.7964, -73.9547 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:45 EST
<![CDATA[Grow to Learn/GreenThumb School Garden Seed Giveaway]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/10/grow-to-learngreenthumb-school-garden-seed-giveaway http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/10/grow-to-learngreenthumb-school-garden-seed-giveaway Date: March 10, 2014

Grow to Learn registered schools only will be able to receive 10-12 packets of vegetable, herb, and flower seeds. First come, first served, while supplies last.

RSVP is required for this event.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 788-8073

Location: GreenThumb Office

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2014-03-10 2014-03-10 4:00 pm 6:30 pm 40.7138, -74.0054 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:50 EST
<![CDATA[Master Composter Certificate Course with the NYC Compost Project]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/10/master-composter-certificate-course-with-the-nyc-compost-project-hosted-by-queens-botanical-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/10/master-composter-certificate-course-with-the-nyc-compost-project-hosted-by-queens-botanical-garden Date: March 10, 2014

The Master Composter Certificate Course is a wonderful way to become more involved in the composting community in Queens and to share your love for composting with others! You will gain a deeper understanding of composting in NYC and support in creating a compost-related project of your design. Master composters play a vital role in educating New Yorkers about the joys of composting in the city.

To apply, use the online application at: http://www.nyc.gov/html/nycwasteless/html/compost/compostproj.shtml.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: February 7, 2014.

Learn more about becoming a Master Composter: http://www.queensbotanical.org/Education/compost/master_composter

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 539-5296

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-03-10 2014-03-10 6:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:27 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Kettlebell, Core and Conditioning]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/10/shape-up-nyc-kettlebell-core-and-conditioning http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/10/shape-up-nyc-kettlebell-core-and-conditioning Date: March 10, 2014

McDonald Park House is Staten Island's home of Shape Up NYC! Take part in 14 fitness classes per week for free.

Kettlebell, Core and Conditioning is a strength and conditioning class that will elevate your heart rate, build muscle, increase flexibility and burn fat.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: McDonald Park House (in McDonald Playground)

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R034 McDonald Playground 2014-03-10 2014-03-10 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.6291, -74.1155 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:26 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC's Couch to 5K: Group Run]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/10/shape-up-nycs-couch-to-5k-group-run http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/10/shape-up-nycs-couch-to-5k-group-run Date: March 10, 2014

Join us for our new running group in Prospect Park on Mondays!

The class will combine group running, walking, and conditioning exercises to get you in shape for long distance running.

The class will be held outdoors, rain or shine.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-03-10 2014-03-10 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.6643, -73.9639 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52d4140b7303f.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:31 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Body Blast]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/10/shape-up-nyc-body-blast http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/10/shape-up-nyc-body-blast Date: March 10, 2014

McDonald Park House is Staten Island's home of Shape Up NYC! Take part in 14 fitness classes per week for free.

Body Blast is a moderate impact aerobics workout, with strength training exercises for overall fitness.

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: McDonald Park House (in McDonald Playground)

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R034 McDonald Playground 2014-03-10 2014-03-10 7:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.6291, -74.1155 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:21 EST
<![CDATA[Beginners Tunisian Crochet]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/11/tunisian-crochet-beginners http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/11/tunisian-crochet-beginners Date: March 11, 2014

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

Materials required:

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

Start time: 1:30 am

End time: 2:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-03-11 2014-03-11 1:30 am 2:30 am 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:25 EST
<![CDATA[Doors To The Bronx Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/11/doors-to-the-bronx-exhibition1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/11/doors-to-the-bronx-exhibition1 Date: March 11, 2014

An art exhibition comprised of paintings made by Bronx artist Danilo Peguero. This exhibition is a celebration of the Bronx's rich architectural history. The show features some of the most interesting and glamorous doors that beautify and protect the heart of the unconquerable Bronx.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-03-11 2014-03-11 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:17 EST
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: “Get the Picture?”]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/11/art-in-the-garden-get-the-picture3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/11/art-in-the-garden-get-the-picture3 Date: March 11, 2014

Artist Alan Richards’s colorful satirical composite images, or photomanipulations, feature elements juxtaposed to create pieces that portray humor and whimsy.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-03-11 2014-03-11 8:00 am 4:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:33 EST
<![CDATA[Arsenal Gallery Exhibition: STRATA]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/11/strata http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/11/strata Date: March 11, 2014

NYC Parks is pleased to present STRATA, an exhibition of prints, ceramics and collages by Marie Lorenz, Katy Fischer and Max Warsh. The artists in STRATA collect and arrange found or invented artifacts from the urban environment, including river flotsam, ceramic shards, and architectural details, through various modes of discovery. They use their collections as source material for multilayered, abstract compositions that reframe our familiar surroundings and challenge the division between man-made and organic in favor of a more seamless view of the material world. STRATA is on view in the Arsenal Gallery now through April 24, 2014.

Marie Lorenz creates large scale, collograph prints from objects she collects on her excursions through New York City’s waterways. In this new series of prints, Lorenz engages with the mysterious paths the objects have traveled by repeatedly printing the elements in ornate circular patterns, which evoke both tidal vortexes and folk art medallions.

Katy Fischer’s ceramic sculpture is reminiscent of archeological discoveries. She is inspired by the way ancient artifacts become evocatively abstract shapes once they are broken, weathered and displaced, not unlike the bits of debris deposited around the city. The shard-like fragments read as both found and made, broken and whole, abstract and representational and suggest intriguing connections and possible histories.

On his walks around the city, Max Warsh photographs architectural facades, which are used as source material for his work. For these new pieces, Warsh photographed buildings in the neighborhood that surrounds the Arsenal. He then reconfigures these found textures, grooved surfaces and cast ornamental details in his studio through cutting, painting and collage to arrive at compositions that reinvigorate our engagement with the visual language of the urban landscape.

In the work of all three artists, the fragment points to a larger more complete whole and a sense that a sum of the parts does or could exist. However each artist works to evade the reveal: we never see the whole building, the actual found object, or the unbroken pot. Rather, these fragmented compositions convey the way memory is an amalgamated fiction rather than a knowable fact.

In conjunction with STRATA , Audra Wolowiec will present the sound installation Weather Language on April 14, 2014, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the Arsenal. The sound piece will be composed of a mixture of found sounds and vocal interventions that are sensitive to both the Arsenal site and the city at large. Wolowiecs’ voice will overlap with the voices of strangers she encountered while walking through the city, creating a sound environment that is as subtle and ambiguous as the weather.

The Arsenal Gallery is dedicated to examining themes of nature, urban space, wildlife, New York City parks and park history. It is located on the third floor of the Parks Department Headquarters, in Central Park, on Fifth Avenue at 64th Street. Gallery hours are Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Admission is free. For more information on the Arsenal Gallery, please call 212-360-8163.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-03-11 2014-03-11 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52fd2ae9dd9fd.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:46 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Zumba]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/11/shape-up-nyc-zumba http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/11/shape-up-nyc-zumba Date: March 11, 2014

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.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: McDonald Park House (in McDonald Playground)

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R034 McDonald Playground 2014-03-11 2014-03-11 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.6291, -74.1155 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:28 EST
<![CDATA[The Orchid Show: Key West Contemporary]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/11/the-orchid-show-key-west-contemporary http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/11/the-orchid-show-key-west-contemporary Date: March 11, 2014

Step out of the bustling city and into the Florida Keys, where the dramatic beauty of a flourishing tropical garden is amplified by vibrant architecture to recall this particular island's charm and ambience.

The Enid A. Haupt Conservatory's sprawling glasshouse galleries are transformed into a modernist Key West estate garden inspired by a garden originally designed by award-winning landscape architect Raymond Jungles for Susan Henshaw Jones, who is President of the Museum of the City of New York, and Judge Richard K. Eaton.

Immerse yourself in an effusion of orchids blooming among still, geometric reflecting pools, soaring angular pergolas, and sleek benches.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2014-03-11 2014-03-11 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:23 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Zumba Toning]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/11/shape-up-nyc-zumba1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/11/shape-up-nyc-zumba1 Date: March 11, 2014

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.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: McDonald Park House (in McDonald Playground)

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R034 McDonald Playground 2014-03-11 2014-03-11 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.6291, -74.1155 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:30 EST
<![CDATA[Chair Fitness with Weights]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/11/chair-fitness-with-weights http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/11/chair-fitness-with-weights Date: March 11, 2014

With the addition of weights, the chair exercise program gives members the opportunity to add more movement and activity in their daily lives to improve health. For adults and seniors.

Recreation center membership is required. Visit the recreation membership page for more information.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 242-5228

Location: Tony Dapolito Recreation Center

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M103 Tony Dapolito Recreation Center 2014-03-11 2014-03-11 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7296, -74.0054 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:46 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/11/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/11/bryant-park-juggling Date: March 11, 2014

Test your coordination and dexterity with free juggling lessons. All skills 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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M008 Bryant Park 2014-03-11 2014-03-11 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:09 EST
<![CDATA[Abs Workout]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/11/abs-work-out http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/11/abs-work-out Date: March 11, 2014

Exercise workout focusing on abs, especially strength training your core

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-03-11 2014-03-11 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:14 EST
<![CDATA[Adult Adaptive Sports]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/11/adult-adaptive-sports http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/11/adult-adaptive-sports Date: March 11, 2014

A selection of adaptive sports clinics. An excellent opportunity for adults and seniors with disabilities to play and learn modified sports.

Recreation center membership is required. Visit the recreation membership page for more information.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 397-3159

Location: Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center

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M063 Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center 2014-03-11 2014-03-11 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.7715, -73.9885 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:27 EST
<![CDATA[Meditation Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/11/meditation-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/11/meditation-class Date: March 11, 2014

Join us and learn some basic hatha yoga techniques to initiate relaxation. Learn how to influence changes within our physical and emotional responses to stress. Focus will be on breathing, sound, and mindfulness.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 1:45 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-03-11 2014-03-11 1:00 pm 1:45 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:28 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/11/bryant-park-juggling1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/11/bryant-park-juggling1 Date: March 11, 2014

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

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-03-11 2014-03-11 5:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:10 EST
<![CDATA[Urban Cemeteries as Historic Landscapes : Design, Topography, Geology, and Stewardship]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/11/urban-cemeteries-as-historic-landscapes-part-2-design-topography-geology-and-stewardship2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/11/urban-cemeteries-as-historic-landscapes-part-2-design-topography-geology-and-stewardship2 Date: March 11, 2014

Sidney Horenstein will give a lecture on urban cemeteries, both private and public, and with a view towards giving listeners a greater understanding and appreciation of these evocative landscapes in our urban setting.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8240

Location: The Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-03-11 2014-03-11 6:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.7676, -73.9713 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:27 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Cardio Sculpt]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/11/shape-up-nyc-cardio-sculpt1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/11/shape-up-nyc-cardio-sculpt1 Date: March 11, 2014

McDonald Park House is Staten Island's home of Shape Up NYC! Take part in 14 fitness classes per week for free.

Cardio Sculpt is a total body workout that addresses muscle strength and endurance while keeping the heart rate up to burn calories and strengthen the cardio respiratory system. Continuous movement to great music makes it fun!

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: McDonald Park House (in McDonald Playground)

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R034 McDonald Playground 2014-03-11 2014-03-11 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.6291, -74.1155 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:23 EST
<![CDATA[Wheelchair Basketball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/11/wheelchair-basketball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/11/wheelchair-basketball Date: March 11, 2014

Join the Brooklyn Nets wheelchair basketball team for a practice in the gymnasium!

Recreation Center membership is required to participate.

Start time: 7:45 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 353-7853

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

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2014-03-11 2014-03-11 7:45 pm 9:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8344 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:48 EST
<![CDATA[Doors To The Bronx Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/12/doors-to-the-bronx-exhibition1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/12/doors-to-the-bronx-exhibition1 Date: March 12, 2014

An art exhibition comprised of paintings made by Bronx artist Danilo Peguero. This exhibition is a celebration of the Bronx's rich architectural history. The show features some of the most interesting and glamorous doors that beautify and protect the heart of the unconquerable Bronx.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-03-12 2014-03-12 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:17 EST
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: “Get the Picture?”]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/12/art-in-the-garden-get-the-picture3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/12/art-in-the-garden-get-the-picture3 Date: March 12, 2014

Artist Alan Richards’s colorful satirical composite images, or photomanipulations, feature elements juxtaposed to create pieces that portray humor and whimsy.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-03-12 2014-03-12 8:00 am 4:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:33 EST
<![CDATA[Arsenal Gallery Exhibition: STRATA]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/12/strata http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/12/strata Date: March 12, 2014

NYC Parks is pleased to present STRATA, an exhibition of prints, ceramics and collages by Marie Lorenz, Katy Fischer and Max Warsh. The artists in STRATA collect and arrange found or invented artifacts from the urban environment, including river flotsam, ceramic shards, and architectural details, through various modes of discovery. They use their collections as source material for multilayered, abstract compositions that reframe our familiar surroundings and challenge the division between man-made and organic in favor of a more seamless view of the material world. STRATA is on view in the Arsenal Gallery now through April 24, 2014.

Marie Lorenz creates large scale, collograph prints from objects she collects on her excursions through New York City’s waterways. In this new series of prints, Lorenz engages with the mysterious paths the objects have traveled by repeatedly printing the elements in ornate circular patterns, which evoke both tidal vortexes and folk art medallions.

Katy Fischer’s ceramic sculpture is reminiscent of archeological discoveries. She is inspired by the way ancient artifacts become evocatively abstract shapes once they are broken, weathered and displaced, not unlike the bits of debris deposited around the city. The shard-like fragments read as both found and made, broken and whole, abstract and representational and suggest intriguing connections and possible histories.

On his walks around the city, Max Warsh photographs architectural facades, which are used as source material for his work. For these new pieces, Warsh photographed buildings in the neighborhood that surrounds the Arsenal. He then reconfigures these found textures, grooved surfaces and cast ornamental details in his studio through cutting, painting and collage to arrive at compositions that reinvigorate our engagement with the visual language of the urban landscape.

In the work of all three artists, the fragment points to a larger more complete whole and a sense that a sum of the parts does or could exist. However each artist works to evade the reveal: we never see the whole building, the actual found object, or the unbroken pot. Rather, these fragmented compositions convey the way memory is an amalgamated fiction rather than a knowable fact.

In conjunction with STRATA , Audra Wolowiec will present the sound installation Weather Language on April 14, 2014, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the Arsenal. The sound piece will be composed of a mixture of found sounds and vocal interventions that are sensitive to both the Arsenal site and the city at large. Wolowiecs’ voice will overlap with the voices of strangers she encountered while walking through the city, creating a sound environment that is as subtle and ambiguous as the weather.

The Arsenal Gallery is dedicated to examining themes of nature, urban space, wildlife, New York City parks and park history. It is located on the third floor of the Parks Department Headquarters, in Central Park, on Fifth Avenue at 64th Street. Gallery hours are Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Admission is free. For more information on the Arsenal Gallery, please call 212-360-8163.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-03-12 2014-03-12 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52fd2ae9dd9fd.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:46 EST
<![CDATA[The Orchid Show: Key West Contemporary]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/12/the-orchid-show-key-west-contemporary http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/12/the-orchid-show-key-west-contemporary Date: March 12, 2014

Step out of the bustling city and into the Florida Keys, where the dramatic beauty of a flourishing tropical garden is amplified by vibrant architecture to recall this particular island's charm and ambience.

The Enid A. Haupt Conservatory's sprawling glasshouse galleries are transformed into a modernist Key West estate garden inspired by a garden originally designed by award-winning landscape architect Raymond Jungles for Susan Henshaw Jones, who is President of the Museum of the City of New York, and Judge Richard K. Eaton.

Immerse yourself in an effusion of orchids blooming among still, geometric reflecting pools, soaring angular pergolas, and sleek benches.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2014-03-12 2014-03-12 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:23 EST
<![CDATA[Chair/Sit Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/12/chairsit-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/12/chairsit-aerobics Date: March 12, 2014

Get a full cardio workout without using machines! Great for those with limited mobility or those in wheelchairs.

Recreation Center membership is required to participate.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 353-7853

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

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2014-03-12 2014-03-12 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7515, -73.8344 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:47 EST
<![CDATA[Sit Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/12/sit-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/12/sit-aerobics Date: March 12, 2014

A seated exercise class that raises the heart rate and improves balance, with minimal impact on joints. For adults and seniors.

Recreation center membership is required. Visit the recreation membership page for more information.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 771-2787

Location: St. Johns Recreation Center

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2014-03-12 2014-03-12 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.6735, -73.9348 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:36 EST
<![CDATA[Chair Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/12/chair-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/12/chair-aerobics Date: March 12, 2014

A seated exercise class that raises the heart rate and improves balance, with minimal impact on joints. Recreation Center membership is required.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 397-3159

Location: Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center

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M063 Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center 2014-03-12 2014-03-12 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7715, -73.9885 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:46 EST
<![CDATA[GreenThumb Seed Giveaway]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/12/greenthumb-seed-giveaway http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/12/greenthumb-seed-giveaway Date: March 12, 2014

Pick up a mix of vegetable, fruit, flower, and herb seeds for the upcoming season! For registered GreenThumb gardens only. A limit to the number of seeds per group will be determined by how many seeds we receive.

Please RSVP

* You will need an ID to enter the building.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 788-8070

Location: GreenThumb Office

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2014-03-12 2014-03-12 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7138, -74.0054 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:48 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/12/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/12/bryant-park-juggling Date: March 12, 2014

Test your coordination and dexterity with free juggling lessons. All skills 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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M008 Bryant Park 2014-03-12 2014-03-12 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:09 EST
<![CDATA[Adaptive Dance]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/12/adaptive-dance http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/12/adaptive-dance Date: March 12, 2014

This program leads participants in body movement to dance music such as reggae, hip hop, and funk Especially for adults and seniors with disabilities.

Recreation center membership is required. Visit the recreation membership page for more information.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 234-9607

Location: Jackie Robinson Recreation Center (in Jackie Robinson Park)

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M014 Jackie Robinson Park 2014-03-12 2014-03-12 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.8242, -73.9425 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:23 EST
<![CDATA[MillionTreesNYC TreeLC Workshop in Brooklyn]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/12/milliontreesnyc-treelc-workshop-in-brooklyn http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/12/milliontreesnyc-treelc-workshop-in-brooklyn Date: March 12, 2014

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

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

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

Registration is required

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 393-7254

Location: Sterling Place & Nostrand Ave

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2014-03-12 2014-03-12 1:30 pm 3:30 pm 40.6725, -73.9503 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:31 EST
<![CDATA[After School Ice Skating (Registration Full)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/12/after-school-ice-skating http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/12/after-school-ice-skating Date: March 12, 2014

Learn the basic elements of ice skating through group and individual instruction.

Participation in this 10-session program includes use of all equipment.

Ages 5 – 7. Space is limited; advance registration required.

Please note: Registration is full.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 348-4867

Location: Lasker Pool & Rink (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-03-12 2014-03-12 4:00 pm 4:30 pm 40.7964, -73.9547 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:28 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Yoga - Relax and Stretch]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/12/shape-up-nyc-yoga-relax-and-stretch http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/12/shape-up-nyc-yoga-relax-and-stretch Date: March 12, 2014

Yoga - Relax and Stretch is an open level class with a focus on bringing awareness to the body through core strengthening and total body flexibility.

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Walker Park

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R015 Walker Park 2014-03-12 2014-03-12 7:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.6433, -74.1094 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:28 EST
<![CDATA[Doors To The Bronx Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/13/doors-to-the-bronx-exhibition1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/13/doors-to-the-bronx-exhibition1 Date: March 13, 2014

An art exhibition comprised of paintings made by Bronx artist Danilo Peguero. This exhibition is a celebration of the Bronx's rich architectural history. The show features some of the most interesting and glamorous doors that beautify and protect the heart of the unconquerable Bronx.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-03-13 2014-03-13 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:17 EST
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: “Get the Picture?”]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/13/art-in-the-garden-get-the-picture3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/13/art-in-the-garden-get-the-picture3 Date: March 13, 2014

Artist Alan Richards’s colorful satirical composite images, or photomanipulations, feature elements juxtaposed to create pieces that portray humor and whimsy.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-03-13 2014-03-13 8:00 am 4:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:33 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Stretch, Tone and Balance]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/13/shape-up-nyc-stretch-tone-and-balance http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/13/shape-up-nyc-stretch-tone-and-balance Date: March 13, 2014

McDonald Park House is Staten Island's home of Shape Up NYC! Take part in 14 fitness classes per week for free.

Stretch, Tone and Balance is a moderate, heart-pumping workout that strengthens and lengthens muscles and improves imbalance.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: McDonald Park House (in McDonald Playground)

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R034 McDonald Playground 2014-03-13 2014-03-13 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.6291, -74.1155 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:27 EST
<![CDATA[Arsenal Gallery Exhibition: STRATA]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/13/strata http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/13/strata Date: March 13, 2014

NYC Parks is pleased to present STRATA, an exhibition of prints, ceramics and collages by Marie Lorenz, Katy Fischer and Max Warsh. The artists in STRATA collect and arrange found or invented artifacts from the urban environment, including river flotsam, ceramic shards, and architectural details, through various modes of discovery. They use their collections as source material for multilayered, abstract compositions that reframe our familiar surroundings and challenge the division between man-made and organic in favor of a more seamless view of the material world. STRATA is on view in the Arsenal Gallery now through April 24, 2014.

Marie Lorenz creates large scale, collograph prints from objects she collects on her excursions through New York City’s waterways. In this new series of prints, Lorenz engages with the mysterious paths the objects have traveled by repeatedly printing the elements in ornate circular patterns, which evoke both tidal vortexes and folk art medallions.

Katy Fischer’s ceramic sculpture is reminiscent of archeological discoveries. She is inspired by the way ancient artifacts become evocatively abstract shapes once they are broken, weathered and displaced, not unlike the bits of debris deposited around the city. The shard-like fragments read as both found and made, broken and whole, abstract and representational and suggest intriguing connections and possible histories.

On his walks around the city, Max Warsh photographs architectural facades, which are used as source material for his work. For these new pieces, Warsh photographed buildings in the neighborhood that surrounds the Arsenal. He then reconfigures these found textures, grooved surfaces and cast ornamental details in his studio through cutting, painting and collage to arrive at compositions that reinvigorate our engagement with the visual language of the urban landscape.

In the work of all three artists, the fragment points to a larger more complete whole and a sense that a sum of the parts does or could exist. However each artist works to evade the reveal: we never see the whole building, the actual found object, or the unbroken pot. Rather, these fragmented compositions convey the way memory is an amalgamated fiction rather than a knowable fact.

In conjunction with STRATA , Audra Wolowiec will present the sound installation Weather Language on April 14, 2014, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the Arsenal. The sound piece will be composed of a mixture of found sounds and vocal interventions that are sensitive to both the Arsenal site and the city at large. Wolowiecs’ voice will overlap with the voices of strangers she encountered while walking through the city, creating a sound environment that is as subtle and ambiguous as the weather.

The Arsenal Gallery is dedicated to examining themes of nature, urban space, wildlife, New York City parks and park history. It is located on the third floor of the Parks Department Headquarters, in Central Park, on Fifth Avenue at 64th Street. Gallery hours are Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Admission is free. For more information on the Arsenal Gallery, please call 212-360-8163.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-03-13 2014-03-13 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52fd2ae9dd9fd.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:46 EST
<![CDATA[The Orchid Show: Key West Contemporary]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/13/the-orchid-show-key-west-contemporary http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/13/the-orchid-show-key-west-contemporary Date: March 13, 2014

Step out of the bustling city and into the Florida Keys, where the dramatic beauty of a flourishing tropical garden is amplified by vibrant architecture to recall this particular island's charm and ambience.

The Enid A. Haupt Conservatory's sprawling glasshouse galleries are transformed into a modernist Key West estate garden inspired by a garden originally designed by award-winning landscape architect Raymond Jungles for Susan Henshaw Jones, who is President of the Museum of the City of New York, and Judge Richard K. Eaton.

Immerse yourself in an effusion of orchids blooming among still, geometric reflecting pools, soaring angular pergolas, and sleek benches.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2014-03-13 2014-03-13 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:23 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Stretching, Toning, Relaxation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/13/stretching-toning-relaxation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/13/stretching-toning-relaxation Date: March 13, 2014

The relaxation technique, somewhat like yoga, makes you feel as though you are floating on water.

You may experience yourself drifting in and out of sleep during the gentle and quiet sessions. You will gain a deeper sense of well-being and relaxation, with a better understanding of your body and how it feels. If you suffer migraines or back or neck pain, the instructor will advice you on the specific technique to alleviate the area of concern.

Mats and materials are provided. Come in loose and comfortable pants and clothing. Most people remove their shoes.

Get ready to have an amazing experience. This is a very popular class.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-03-13 2014-03-13 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:47 EST
<![CDATA[Chair Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/13/chair-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/13/chair-yoga Date: March 13, 2014

A wonderful adaptation of the standard yoga sequence, Chair Yoga is done seated. For adults and seniors.

Recreation center membership is required. Visit the recreation membership page for more information.

Start time: 10:15 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 242-5228

Location: Tony Dapolito Recreation Center

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M103 Tony Dapolito Recreation Center 2014-03-13 2014-03-13 10:15 am 11:00 am 40.7296, -74.0054 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:46 EST
<![CDATA[Chair Fitness]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/13/chair-fitness http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/13/chair-fitness Date: March 13, 2014

The chair exercise program gives members the opportunity to add more movement and activity in their daily lives to improve health. For adults and seniors.

Recreation center membership is required. Visit the recreation membership page for more information.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 242-5228

Location: Tony Dapolito Recreation Center

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M103 Tony Dapolito Recreation Center 2014-03-13 2014-03-13 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7296, -74.0054 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:46 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/13/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/13/bryant-park-juggling Date: March 13, 2014

Test your coordination and dexterity with free juggling lessons. All skills 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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M008 Bryant Park 2014-03-13 2014-03-13 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:09 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: North Woods]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/13/central-park-tour-north-woods http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/13/central-park-tour-north-woods Date: March 13, 2014

View tumbling cascades, rustic bridges, and picturesque pools in the "Manhattan Adirondacks." The route involves many hills and stairs.

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2014-03-13 2014-03-13 12:00 pm 1:15 pm 40.7968, -73.9515 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51d715c87a7f6.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:39 EST
<![CDATA[Raised Bed Construction Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/13/raised-bed-construction-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/13/raised-bed-construction-workshop Date: March 13, 2014

Would you like a little practice with power tools? Do you need some help with how to build your raised beds? Join students from DeWitt Clinton High School as we construct them!

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

Please RSVP for this workshop.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 788-8073

Location: The Clinton Garden at DeWitt Clinton High School

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2014-03-13 2014-03-13 3:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.8808, -73.8881 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:01 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Bootcamp]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/13/shape-up-nyc-bootcamp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/13/shape-up-nyc-bootcamp Date: March 13, 2014

McDonald Park House is Staten Island's home of Shape Up NYC! Take part in 14 fitness classes per week for free.

Bootcamp is a total body workout that addresses muscle strength and endurance while keeping the heart rate up to burn calories and improve cardiovascular health.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: McDonald Park House (in McDonald Playground)

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R034 McDonald Playground 2014-03-13 2014-03-13 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.6291, -74.1155 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:23 EST
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Screening of Doin' It in the Park: Pick-Up Basketball, NYC with Director Bobbito Garcia]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/13/arts-culture-fun-screening-of-doin-it-in-the-park-pickup-basketball-nyc http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/13/arts-culture-fun-screening-of-doin-it-in-the-park-pickup-basketball-nyc Date: March 13, 2014

Come see the movie Complex Magazine calls, "One of the greatest sports documentaries of all-time."

Doin’ It In The Park: Pick-Up Basketball, NYC explores the history, culture, and social impact of New York’s summer b-ball scene, widely recognized as the worldwide mecca of the sport. Stay for the Q&A and meet the film's Director, Bobbito Garcia!

Space is limited. RSVP to centralrec@parks.nyc.gov or (718) 402-5155.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 402-5155

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

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2014-03-13 2014-03-13 7:00 pm 8:30 pm 40.8108, -73.9147 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52d7fa1c426f9.JPG Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:40 EST
<![CDATA[The Architecture of Delano & Aldrich]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/13/the-architecture-of-delano-aldrich http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/13/the-architecture-of-delano-aldrich Date: March 13, 2014

The firm of Delano & Aldrich played a central role in the first half of the 20th century, substantially shaping the architectural climate of the period. The International Garden Club hired the NY firm in 1914 to restore the dilapidated Bartow mansion. Award-winning architect and author Peter Pennoyer has an international practice in classical architecture and wrote the seminal work on Delano & Aldrich together with architectural historian Anne Walker.

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

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 885-1461

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2014-03-13 2014-03-13 7:30 pm 40.8705, -73.8109 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:18 EST
<![CDATA[Doors To The Bronx Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/14/doors-to-the-bronx-exhibition1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/14/doors-to-the-bronx-exhibition1 Date: March 14, 2014

An art exhibition comprised of paintings made by Bronx artist Danilo Peguero. This exhibition is a celebration of the Bronx's rich architectural history. The show features some of the most interesting and glamorous doors that beautify and protect the heart of the unconquerable Bronx.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-03-14 2014-03-14 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:17 EST
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: “Get the Picture?”]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/14/art-in-the-garden-get-the-picture3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/14/art-in-the-garden-get-the-picture3 Date: March 14, 2014

Artist Alan Richards’s colorful satirical composite images, or photomanipulations, feature elements juxtaposed to create pieces that portray humor and whimsy.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-03-14 2014-03-14 8:00 am 4:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:33 EST
<![CDATA[Arsenal Gallery Exhibition: STRATA]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/14/strata http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/14/strata Date: March 14, 2014

NYC Parks is pleased to present STRATA, an exhibition of prints, ceramics and collages by Marie Lorenz, Katy Fischer and Max Warsh. The artists in STRATA collect and arrange found or invented artifacts from the urban environment, including river flotsam, ceramic shards, and architectural details, through various modes of discovery. They use their collections as source material for multilayered, abstract compositions that reframe our familiar surroundings and challenge the division between man-made and organic in favor of a more seamless view of the material world. STRATA is on view in the Arsenal Gallery now through April 24, 2014.

Marie Lorenz creates large scale, collograph prints from objects she collects on her excursions through New York City’s waterways. In this new series of prints, Lorenz engages with the mysterious paths the objects have traveled by repeatedly printing the elements in ornate circular patterns, which evoke both tidal vortexes and folk art medallions.

Katy Fischer’s ceramic sculpture is reminiscent of archeological discoveries. She is inspired by the way ancient artifacts become evocatively abstract shapes once they are broken, weathered and displaced, not unlike the bits of debris deposited around the city. The shard-like fragments read as both found and made, broken and whole, abstract and representational and suggest intriguing connections and possible histories.

On his walks around the city, Max Warsh photographs architectural facades, which are used as source material for his work. For these new pieces, Warsh photographed buildings in the neighborhood that surrounds the Arsenal. He then reconfigures these found textures, grooved surfaces and cast ornamental details in his studio through cutting, painting and collage to arrive at compositions that reinvigorate our engagement with the visual language of the urban landscape.

In the work of all three artists, the fragment points to a larger more complete whole and a sense that a sum of the parts does or could exist. However each artist works to evade the reveal: we never see the whole building, the actual found object, or the unbroken pot. Rather, these fragmented compositions convey the way memory is an amalgamated fiction rather than a knowable fact.

In conjunction with STRATA , Audra Wolowiec will present the sound installation Weather Language on April 14, 2014, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the Arsenal. The sound piece will be composed of a mixture of found sounds and vocal interventions that are sensitive to both the Arsenal site and the city at large. Wolowiecs’ voice will overlap with the voices of strangers she encountered while walking through the city, creating a sound environment that is as subtle and ambiguous as the weather.

The Arsenal Gallery is dedicated to examining themes of nature, urban space, wildlife, New York City parks and park history. It is located on the third floor of the Parks Department Headquarters, in Central Park, on Fifth Avenue at 64th Street. Gallery hours are Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Admission is free. For more information on the Arsenal Gallery, please call 212-360-8163.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-03-14 2014-03-14 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52fd2ae9dd9fd.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:46 EST
<![CDATA[The Orchid Show: Key West Contemporary]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/14/the-orchid-show-key-west-contemporary http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/14/the-orchid-show-key-west-contemporary Date: March 14, 2014

Step out of the bustling city and into the Florida Keys, where the dramatic beauty of a flourishing tropical garden is amplified by vibrant architecture to recall this particular island's charm and ambience.

The Enid A. Haupt Conservatory's sprawling glasshouse galleries are transformed into a modernist Key West estate garden inspired by a garden originally designed by award-winning landscape architect Raymond Jungles for Susan Henshaw Jones, who is President of the Museum of the City of New York, and Judge Richard K. Eaton.

Immerse yourself in an effusion of orchids blooming among still, geometric reflecting pools, soaring angular pergolas, and sleek benches.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2014-03-14 2014-03-14 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:23 EST
<![CDATA[Sit Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/14/sit-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/14/sit-aerobics Date: March 14, 2014

A seated exercise class that raises the heart rate and improves balance, with minimal impact on joints. For adults and seniors.

Recreation center membership is required. Visit the recreation membership page for more information.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 771-2787

Location: St. Johns Recreation Center

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2014-03-14 2014-03-14 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.6735, -73.9348 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:36 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/14/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/14/bryant-park-juggling Date: March 14, 2014

Test your coordination and dexterity with free juggling lessons. All skills 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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M008 Bryant Park 2014-03-14 2014-03-14 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:09 EST