NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2016 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://nyc.gov/parks/events NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Tue, 03 May 2016 11:04:16 GMT <![CDATA[Exhibition - Great Outdoors: Selections from the Museum of American Illustration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/08/exhibition-great-outdoors-selections-from-the-museum-of-american-illustration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/08/exhibition-great-outdoors-selections-from-the-museum-of-american-illustration Date: April 8, 2016

Illustration has been linked to the printed word for centuries. The art form crosses cultures, class, time, and education, giving visual form to the otherwise unimaginable.

Great Outdoors showcases over thirty artworks from the Museum of American Illustration’s collection that depict the vast indulgences of outdoor life, including recreational sports, ice skating, biking, and quiet contemplation. The show features illustrations originally published in books, magazines and weeklies from the Golden Age of Illustration (1880-1920) through 2014.

Please note: The Arsenal elevator is currently out of service. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-04-08 2016-04-08 9:00 am 5:00 am 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56cb4f148c061.jpg Wed, 20 Apr 2016 12:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[The Orchid Show: Orchidelirium]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/08/the-orchid-show-orchidelirum http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/08/the-orchid-show-orchidelirum Date: April 8, 2016

More thrilling than ever, the 14th annual Orchid Show transports visitors on a journey through orchid collecting history, each moment playing out against a stunning backdrop of thousands of orchids. Discover the far-flung adventures of orchid hunters swept up in 19th-century "orchidelirium," when explorers risked life and limb to secure these captivating flowers from jungles around the world. Then learn about NYBG's efforts to rescue illegally collected orchids that have been seized at international borders. Dance performances, a poetry reading, orchid care demonstrations, and shopping fill the daylight hours, while the return of our popular Orchid Evenings ensures many memorable celebrations after the sun has set.

For more information about the Orchid Show, please visit the New York Botanical Garden's website.

Save 20% on All-Garden Pass tickets: Use code 9210 online at nybg.org.
Valid only when you use code 9210 online at nybg.org. Valid for All-Garden Pass visits made February 27 through April 17. Offer subject to availability. Orders are limited to 6 tickets. Not valid on Special Event tickets or group tours. Discount cannot be combined with any other promotional offer or previously purchased tickets. Discount may be modified or withdrawn without prior notice. Tickets are not refundable or exchangeable.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 817-8700

Location: New York Botanical Garden

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2016-04-08 2016-04-08 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.86118619927200000, -73.88079619947500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56d46d2bf2185.jpg Mon, 29 Feb 2016 12:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Protectors of Pine Oak Woods: 40 Years of Green]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/08/protectors-of-pine-oak-woods-40-years-of-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/08/protectors-of-pine-oak-woods-40-years-of-green Date: April 8, 2016

Celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Protectors of Pine Oak Woods, and learn more about their dedication to preserving and expanding Staten Island parks.This exhibit traces the group’s history and growth through text, photos, and other ephemera. The exhibit runs through June 11, 2016.

The gallery is closed on Sundays and holidays. Admission is free.

Image: The Protectors of Pine Oak Woods has led in the creation of the parks and bluebelts indicated by stars on this map.

Dominick Durso/ALMAR Graphics

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

Location: Conference House Park Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2016-04-08 2016-04-08 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f15c0f3a162.jpeg Tue, 22 Mar 2016 13:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/08/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/08/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: April 8, 2016

Take our signature tour, and let Central Park Conservancy guides give you an insider's look at some of the most iconic features of the world's greatest urban park. Learn how rocky, swampy land was built into the living work of art that is Central Park today. Highlights of this tour include: the Dairy, Sheep Meadow, Cherry Hill, the Lake, Bow Bridge, Bethesda Terrace, The Mall, and Literary Walk.

The tour route involves a few stairs. The tour starts and ends at the Dairy Visitor Center (mid-Park at 65th Street).

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

Location: Outside the Dairy Gift Shop (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-04-08 2016-04-08 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5707fdbcd2ffa.JPG Fri, 08 Apr 2016 16:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Cardio & Body Strengthening]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/08/shape-up-nyc-cardio-body-strengthening http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/08/shape-up-nyc-cardio-body-strengthening Date: April 8, 2016

This total body workout 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!

This instructor is part of the NYC Parks Fitness Instructor Training Program.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2016-04-08 2016-04-08 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.66070175170898400, -73.96540069580078000 Mon, 22 Feb 2016 14:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Nature Exploration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/08/nature-exploration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/08/nature-exploration Date: April 8, 2016

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

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

  • Discovery Pack, 12–3 pm: The Prospect Park Alliance invites you to get inspired by nature with our new Discovery Packs, a ready-to-go kits filled with nature activities for families.
  • Bird Nerds Game Hour, 1–2 pm: Test your knowledge of birds in this fun, mildly competitive hour of puzzles, Bingo, card games, and more!
  • Nature on the Go!, 2–3 pm: An Alliance Naturalist will lead children and families to areas near the Audubon Center, where you can learn about the nature that is all around us and participate in a Citizen Science project.
  • Animal Encounter, 3–4 pm: Curious as to how Snappy the turtle got her name? Want to watch the snake gobble a mouse? Join Alliance Naturalists in learning more about the animals in the Audubon Center’s collection and even assist in an actual feeding.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2016-04-08 2016-04-08 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.66070175170898400, -73.96540069580078000 Mon, 28 Mar 2016 18:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[The Urban Agriculture and Green Careers Fair]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/08/the-urban-agriculture-and-green-careers-fair http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/08/the-urban-agriculture-and-green-careers-fair Date: April 8, 2016

Stop by to talk with industry professionals, college and university staff, and local community organizations about available career pathways in the field. Attend our short seminars on topics ranging from RainWater Havesting Systems to Aquaculture to Solar Energy Systems. Meet other students and education professionals who are interested in expanding opportunities in this field. Gather resources to bring back to your own schools or organizations to share with colleagues and students. Make sure to bring a present photo I.D. at the entrance.

To attend, please RSVP here.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: The Brooklyn College Student Center

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2016-04-08 2016-04-08 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.63057560000000000, -73.95664500000000000 Mon, 28 Mar 2016 15:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Hallett Nature Sanctuary]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/08/hallett-nature-sanctuary http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/08/hallett-nature-sanctuary Date: April 8, 2016

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Hallett Nature Sanctuary (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-04-08 2016-04-08 2:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.76570129394531000, -73.97609710693360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f00ec84d426.jpg Mon, 21 Mar 2016 12:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Women's History Month: Seasonal Arts & Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/08/seasonal-arts-craftswomens-history-month http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/08/seasonal-arts-craftswomens-history-month Date: April 8, 2016

Make arts and crafts items relating to celebrity women from the Bronx. For all ages; parents and kids together.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2016-04-08 2016-04-08 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 04 Mar 2016 18:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Performance: Tamar Ettun and the Moving Company]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/08/performance-tamar-ettun-and-the-moving-company http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/08/performance-tamar-ettun-and-the-moving-company Date: April 8, 2016

Mauve Bird with Yellow Teeth Red Feathers Green Feet and a Rose Belly: Part YELLOW is a multidisciplinary performance, in which vast colors, inflatables, sound, and dance combine to create an immersive psychological landscape commenting on desire. It could be viewed as a “handheld history”, a collection of personal accounts, about transformation within a culture. Ettun investigates the concepts of movement and stillness in relation to the ephemeral, and confronts our machine-like psychological defenses with accumulated gestures building empathy with the other.

Mauve Bird is a body of work presented by Ettun and her performance group The Moving Company, as a tetralogy, premiering a new installment each year until the completion of the project in 2018. Each part is based on a color—blue, red, yellow, and orange—and an emotion relating to the other. In addition to performances, the work consists of videos, photographs and sculptural objects. Following its premiere in Bryant Park, Part YELLOW will be the subject of Ettun's one-person exhibition at Uppsala Art Museum in Sweden.

Tamar Ettun lives and works in Brooklyn, NY and is represented by Fridman Gallery, New York, New York.

Performers: Maia Karo, Rebecca Pristoop, Mor Mendel, Sabrina Shapiro, Asher Mones, Laura Bernstein, Tina Wang

Costume design by Ella Dagan

Presented by Bryant Park, The Franklin Furnace Fund, Art Production Fund, Fridman Gallery, with support from LMCC's Studios at 28 Liberty.

Image: Jonathan Patkowski for LMCC

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2016-04-08 2016-04-08 3:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.75370025634765600, -73.98359680175781000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56e968dd9c76f.jpg Wed, 16 Mar 2016 11:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[3 to 6 Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/08/3-to-6-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/08/3-to-6-club Date: April 8, 2016

Walker Park is offering various activities at the 3 to 6 Club, open to children ages 7 through 12 years, including art, literacy and sports.

Registration began September 8th and is ongoing. However, space is limited and on a first come, first serve basis.

For more information please contact Rich Costello at (718) 816-6172

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

Location: Walker Park

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R015 Walker Park 2016-04-08 2016-04-08 3:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.64329910278320000, -74.10939788818360000 Mon, 28 Mar 2016 18:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Teen PASS]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/08/teen-pass http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/08/teen-pass Date: April 8, 2016

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

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

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: 2123602746

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

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R008, B126 Faber Pool and Park, Red Hook Recreation Area 2016-04-08 2016-04-08 3:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.64023590087890600, -74.13526916503906000; 40.67240142822265600, -74.00399780273438000 Mon, 19 Oct 2015 13:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Performance: Tamar Ettun and the Moving Company]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/08/performance-tamar-ettun-and-the-moving-company1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/08/performance-tamar-ettun-and-the-moving-company1 Date: April 8, 2016

Mauve Bird with Yellow Teeth Red Feathers Green Feet and a Rose Belly: Part YELLOW is a multidisciplinary performance in which vast colors, inflatables, sound, and dance combine to create an immersive psychological landscape commenting on desire. It could be viewed as a “handheld history”, a collection of personal accounts, about transformation within a culture. Ettun investigates the concepts of movement and stillness in relation to the ephemeral, and confronts our machine-like psychological defenses with accumulated gestures building empathy with the other. An artist Q&A will follow the park performance from 6:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Mauve Bird is a body of work presented by Ettun and her performance group The Moving Company, as a tetralogy, premiering a new installment each year until the completion of the project in 2018. Each part is based on a color—blue, red, yellow, and orange—and an emotion relating to the other. In addition to performances, the work consists of videos, photographs and sculptural objects. Following its premiere in Bryant Park, Part YELLOW will be the subject of Ettun's one-person exhibition at Uppsala Art Museum in Sweden.

Tamar Ettun lives and works in Brooklyn, NY and is represented by Fridman Gallery, New York, New York.

Performers: Maia Karo, Rebecca Pristoop, Mor Mendel, Sabrina Shapiro, Asher Mones, Laura Bernstein, Tina Wang

Costume design by Ella Dagan

Presented by Bryant Park, The Franklin Furnace Fund, Art Production Fund, Fridman Gallery, with support from LMCC's Studios at 28 Liberty.

Image: Jonathan Patkowski for LMCC

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2016-04-08 2016-04-08 5:00 pm 6:30 pm 40.75370025634765600, -73.98359680175781000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56e96ae1874b6.jpg Tue, 29 Mar 2016 17:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Historical Tour - Randall's Island South]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/08/historical-tour-randalls-island-south http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/08/historical-tour-randalls-island-south Date: April 8, 2016

Randall's Island has a rich and unique history. Did you know that the island was once three separate land masses? Come learn about the influential people, the bridges, and the landscape changes that transformed the island into the beautiful park it is today!

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Touchdown of the 103rd Street Footbridge (in Randall's Island Park)

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2016-04-08 2016-04-08 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.78490066528320000, -73.93579864501953000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f9649167d33.jpg Mon, 28 Mar 2016 15:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids and Teens Talent Showcase]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/08/kids-and-teens-talent-showcase http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/08/kids-and-teens-talent-showcase Date: April 8, 2016

Come out and enjoy a variety of child/youth talent performances featuring urban cultural dancing, such as step and spoken word poetry. All talent performers are from the local community and recreation center programs of the Hamilton Fish and Alfred E. Smith Recreation Centers.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 387-7687

Location: Hamilton Fish Recreation Center (in Hamilton Fish Park)

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M033 Hamilton Fish Park 2016-04-08 2016-04-08 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.71979904174805000, -73.98179626464844000 Wed, 30 Mar 2016 15:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[ACT/REACT: Re-Imagining the Past]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/08/actreact-reimagining-the-past http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/08/actreact-reimagining-the-past Date: April 8, 2016

Together with the City Island Theater Group and the Supporting Characters, Bartow-Pell presents a unique immersive theatrical event with short, site-specific performances that bring the period rooms of the mansion to life. Follow the actors from room to room as you step back in time.

Registration is required. Please call (718) 885-1461 or email info@bpmm.org.

Performances at 7 p.m. and 8 p.m.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 885-1461

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2016-04-08 2016-04-08 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.87186431884765600, -73.80553436279297000 Tue, 01 Mar 2016 14:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Will Eisner "The Spirit" Retrospective Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/09/will-eisner-the-spirit-retrospective-exhibitionwomens-history-month http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/09/will-eisner-the-spirit-retrospective-exhibitionwomens-history-month Date: April 9, 2016

The Poe Park Visitor Center is proud to celebrate the 75th anniversary of Will Eisner's "The Spirit." Arguably the most influential person in American comics, Will Eisner as artist, entrepreneur, innovator, and virtual storyteller, enjoyed a career that encompassed comic books from their early beginnings in the 1930s to their development as graphic novels in the 1990s.

On display at the Poe Park Visitor Center gallery, the exhibit will feature artworks from Will Eisner's estate, which will include comic strips of "The Spirit", Eisner's graphic novels "A Contact with God", "Dropsie Avenue", "Life Force", and more.

There will be a discussion with Ray Felix of The Spirit's Femme Fatales as part of Women's History Month: "P'Gell", "Sand Sarif", and more.

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 2016-04-09 2016-04-09 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 04 Mar 2016 18:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Greenmarket at Grand Army Plaza]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/09/greenmarket-at-grand-army-plaza http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/09/greenmarket-at-grand-army-plaza Date: April 9, 2016

At what other market can you do all your food shopping, sample local wine, and explore Brooklyn's favorite park? Established in 1989, the Grand Army Plaza greenmarket is the flagship Brooklyn market.

EBT/Food Stamps and WIC & Senior FMNP coupons accepted year-round.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Grand Army Plaza

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B040 Grand Army Plaza 2016-04-09 2016-04-09 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.67350006103515600, -73.97010040283203000 Mon, 22 Feb 2016 14:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Van Cortlandt Track Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/09/van-cortlandt-track-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/09/van-cortlandt-track-club Date: April 9, 2016

The Van Cortlandt Track Club runs through and around the Yonkers-Bronx border in small groups. The club breaks into various groups based on different paces and distances, starting with a loop of the Parade Grounds, then some peel off through the trails for various length and speed runs in smaller groups. Be sure to meet back up after the run at the Short Stop Cafe across the street for breakfast!

For more information about the Saturday morning run and other races, visit: http://www.vctc.org/page/saturday-morning-group-runs

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Van Cortlandt Stadium (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2016-04-09 2016-04-09 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.888, -73.8968 Wed, 06 May 2015 12:02:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/09/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/09/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: April 9, 2016

Come to Fort Tryon Park and try something new. Join us on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday mornings for one hour of walking, stretching, and strengthening exercises.

All of our fitness programs are free, led by trained professionals, and suitable for all levels. Wear comfortable clothing and bring water. Please check back for rain and weather/air advisory cancels.

For a breath of fresh air, take your workouts outdoors. Parks are becoming a logical alternative environment for those who want to add variety to their work outs, or who just don't like the gym. And, it's an affordable way to increase physical activity opportunities, because there's nothing special to build.

Exercise with a view, in natural sunlight, with green scenery all around bestows health benefits that can’t be found indoors. Scientific studies have shown that the pleasure of being outdoors for example gives your brain, psyche, and immune system an extra boost.

Please note: Fitness programs are canceled if the weather is lower than 20 degrees and when there are icy conditions.

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 9:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2016-04-09 2016-04-09 8:30 am 9:30 am 40.86059951782226600, -73.93379974365234000 Tue, 09 Feb 2016 15:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run-Inwood Hill Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/09/nyrr-open-runinwood-hill-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/09/nyrr-open-runinwood-hill-park Date: April 9, 2016

Get moving in Inwood Hill Park! Enjoy free Saturday morning runs and walks at NYRR"s weekly open runs.

Everyone is welcomed. Volunteers are needed too!

Meet at the park entrance at the corner of Isham Street and Seaman Avenue.

Start time: 8:45 am

End time: 9:45 am

Contact phone: (646) 822-6731

Location: Seaman Avenue and Isham Street Entrance (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2016-04-09 2016-04-09 8:45 am 9:45 am 40.86999893188476600, -73.92109680175781000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f14992d004c.jpg Thu, 28 Apr 2016 17:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Birding: Spring Migration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/09/birding-spring-migration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/09/birding-spring-migration Date: April 9, 2016

Our Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in the urban jungle. To enhance your experience we encourage you to bring binoculars and field guides, or ask a Ranger to borrow a pair.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

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

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2016-04-09 2016-04-09 9:00 am 10:30 am 40.74280166625976600, -73.73590087890625000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f97f63d167c.jpg Mon, 28 Mar 2016 16:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: It's My Park at Playground 62]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/09/its-my-park-at-playground-62 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/09/its-my-park-at-playground-62 Date: April 9, 2016

Please note: this event has been cancelled and will be rescheduled for April 30th.

This It's My Park season, volunteer with the Boon Church of Overseas Chinese Mission to clean up Playground 62. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Playground Sixty Two (in Playground Sixty Two LXII)

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Q377 Playground Sixty Two LXII 2016-04-09 2016-04-09 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.73607522840000000, -73.85290233730000000 Thu, 07 Apr 2016 16:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Bird Walk with New York City Audubon]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/09/bird-walk-with-new-york-city-audubon http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/09/bird-walk-with-new-york-city-audubon Date: April 9, 2016

Register for one or all five free nature walks in this special series with NYC Audubon! Spot and identify creatures of flight and learn how QBG provides important resources for birds—like seeds and insects to eat, water and shelter.

Advanced Registration Preferred; walk-ins welcome: qbgbirdwalks.eventbrite.com

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: 718-886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2016-04-09 2016-04-09 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56ce2aea41575.jpg Tue, 08 Mar 2016 12:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Jamaica Bay Tree Planting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/09/jamaica-bay-tree-planting http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/09/jamaica-bay-tree-planting Date: April 9, 2016

Volunteer with the Stewardship Team to plant trees in the forest in Jamaica Bay! Trees provide so many benefits to New Yorkers such as improved air and water quality, reduced pollution, and lower energy costs. Volunteers will be trained in proper planting techniques, while furthering the efforts of MillionTreesNYC. Come dressed in sturdy boots or shoes, long pants, and clothing that can get dirty. Space is limited and registration is required for this event.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-1463

Location: Point Breeze Place and Baywater Court (in Jamaica Bay Park)

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Q309 Jamaica Bay Park 2016-04-09 2016-04-09 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.61360168457031000, -73.76740264892578000 Wed, 09 Mar 2016 14:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[The Orchid Show: Orchidelirium]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/09/the-orchid-show-orchidelirum http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/09/the-orchid-show-orchidelirum Date: April 9, 2016

More thrilling than ever, the 14th annual Orchid Show transports visitors on a journey through orchid collecting history, each moment playing out against a stunning backdrop of thousands of orchids. Discover the far-flung adventures of orchid hunters swept up in 19th-century "orchidelirium," when explorers risked life and limb to secure these captivating flowers from jungles around the world. Then learn about NYBG's efforts to rescue illegally collected orchids that have been seized at international borders. Dance performances, a poetry reading, orchid care demonstrations, and shopping fill the daylight hours, while the return of our popular Orchid Evenings ensures many memorable celebrations after the sun has set.

For more information about the Orchid Show, please visit the New York Botanical Garden's website.

Save 20% on All-Garden Pass tickets: Use code 9210 online at nybg.org.
Valid only when you use code 9210 online at nybg.org. Valid for All-Garden Pass visits made February 27 through April 17. Offer subject to availability. Orders are limited to 6 tickets. Not valid on Special Event tickets or group tours. Discount cannot be combined with any other promotional offer or previously purchased tickets. Discount may be modified or withdrawn without prior notice. Tickets are not refundable or exchangeable.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 817-8700

Location: New York Botanical Garden

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2016-04-09 2016-04-09 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.86118619927200000, -73.88079619947500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56d46d2bf2185.jpg Mon, 29 Feb 2016 12:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Lemon Creek Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/09/its-my-park-at-lemon-creek-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/09/its-my-park-at-lemon-creek-park Date: April 9, 2016

Join NYC H2O, the Staten Island Museum, the Natural Resources Protection Association, and the NYC Parks for a volunteer beach clean-up at Lemon Creek Park.

A clean beach benefits local residents and marine life. School children who go on NYC H2O's free field trips to Lemon Creek will get to learn about wetlands and green infrastructure. So help get Lemon Creek's Beach ready for spring! Registration is required. Please register here.

The cleanup will run from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Optional bus transportation to Lemon Creek will be provided from Union Square in Manhattan (space is limited). The bus will depart at 8 a.m. and will return to Union Square after the cleanup.

There will be a very special treat for volunteers at noon. Naturalist Alan Ascher will lead a hands-on seining net adventure to finish up the clean-up. You will get to see close-up some of the creatures that live in Prince's Bay, which we helped protect from beach garbage.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Seguine Avenue & Johnston Terrace (in Lemon Creek Park)

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R079 Lemon Creek Park 2016-04-09 2016-04-09 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.51260757446289000, -74.19711303710938000 Mon, 28 Mar 2016 14:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Poseidon Playground]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/09/its-my-park-at-poseidon-playground http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/09/its-my-park-at-poseidon-playground Date: April 9, 2016

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Carey Gardens for a general cleanup. Volunteers will help with weeding and raking. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Poseidon Playground

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B169B Poseidon Playground 2016-04-09 2016-04-09 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.57246912690000000, -73.99209322680000000 Tue, 05 Apr 2016 14:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: It's My Park at MacDonald Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/09/its-my-park-at-macdonald-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/09/its-my-park-at-macdonald-park Date: April 9, 2016

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Friends of MacDonald Park to clean up MacDonald Park. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: MacDonald Park Sitting Area (in MacDonald Park)

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Q207 MacDonald Park 2016-04-09 2016-04-09 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.72200012207031000, -73.84619903564453000 Thu, 07 Apr 2016 16:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Joe Michaels Mile]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/09/its-my-park-at-joe-michaels-mile http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/09/its-my-park-at-joe-michaels-mile Date: April 9, 2016

This It's My Park season, volunteer with the Bayside Anglers Group to help clean-up Joe Michaels Mile at Fort Totten Park. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Little Bay Parking Lot (in Little Bay Park)

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Q010A Little Bay Park 2016-04-09 2016-04-09 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.79080661916100000, -73.78206729888900000 Wed, 06 Apr 2016 13:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Highland Park Community Garden: Open House]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/09/highland-park-community-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/09/highland-park-community-garden Date: April 9, 2016

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

Join our Community Gardeners as they welcome spring with workshops and tours of the garden.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 235-4462

Location: Highland Park Children's Garden (in Highland Park)

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B047 Highland Park 2016-04-09 2016-04-09 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.68289947509800000, -73.88790130615200000 Fri, 08 Apr 2016 14:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Protectors of Pine Oak Woods: 40 Years of Green]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/09/protectors-of-pine-oak-woods-40-years-of-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/09/protectors-of-pine-oak-woods-40-years-of-green Date: April 9, 2016

Celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Protectors of Pine Oak Woods, and learn more about their dedication to preserving and expanding Staten Island parks.This exhibit traces the group’s history and growth through text, photos, and other ephemera. The exhibit runs through June 11, 2016.

The gallery is closed on Sundays and holidays. Admission is free.

Image: The Protectors of Pine Oak Woods has led in the creation of the parks and bluebelts indicated by stars on this map.

Dominick Durso/ALMAR Graphics

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

Location: Conference House Park Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2016-04-09 2016-04-09 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f15c0f3a162.jpeg Tue, 22 Mar 2016 13:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Annual Shearing of the Heather Celebration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/09/annual-shearing-of-the-heather-celebration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/09/annual-shearing-of-the-heather-celebration Date: April 9, 2016

The three-acre Heather Garden is the site of our annual rite of spring – the Shearing of the Heather by members of the Northeast Heather Society and Heather Garden staff.

Bring your musical instruments and join in our community parade through the Heather Garden. Learn why Fort Tryon Park has the largest heath and heather collection in the northeast, and learn how to propogate your own heathers with clippings from the shearing. Participate in a historical scavenger hunt, make flower-themed crafts, and get your face painted while enjoying the garden’s spring beauty and panoramic views of the Hudson River and Palisades!

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2016-04-09 2016-04-09 10:30 am 12:00 pm 40.86059951782226600, -73.93379974365234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5693fa3786c94.jpg Mon, 11 Jan 2016 18:00:01 EST
<![CDATA[Black Out Poetry Session: Family Activity Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/09/black-out-poetry-session-family-activity-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/09/black-out-poetry-session-family-activity-day Date: April 9, 2016

Using the works of early and mid-19th century authors that Madame Jumel may have read we will use black out techniques to create a new work of art and poetry.

Black out poetry involves selecting words from a printed page of a book to create a new poem, all the other words on the page are blacked out. The methods and designs of the black out process can range from simple to ornate.

Recommended for children ages 6 and above, and led by local artist Trish Mayo, the workshop will teach participants how to create a black out design around words chosen as their poem. Participants will create a work of art to take home.

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 923-8008

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

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M073 Roger Morris Park 2016-04-09 2016-04-09 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.83449935913086000, -73.93849945068360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56ca245b7e82a.jpg Mon, 21 Mar 2016 10:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[$5 Family Fun Day: Remember the Ladies]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/09/5-family-fun-day-remember-the-ladies http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/09/5-family-fun-day-remember-the-ladies Date: April 9, 2016

Come to Van Cortlandt House Museum for the inagural event in our new series "$5 Family Fun Day". This kick off event will focus on the lives of women in the 18th century. Not to worry, the menfolk of the family will find the presentations interesting too.

Presentations will be ongoing during the hours of 11:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. and include washing clothes over a fire (outside weather permitting) and table top loom weaving. You'll also be able to see our wonderful doll's house up close, touch samples of the fabrics found throughout the house, try your hand a weaving on a reproduction loom, and make a print inspired by our colorful chintz bedhangings.

The program is hands-on and family participation is encouraged. A participation fee of $5 per family (up to 5 people per family) will help us cover the cost of supplies and other expenses for the day.

This program is made possible in part by The National Society of Colonial Dames in the State of New York and The Order of Colonial Lords of Manors in America. Van Cortlandt House Museum is owned by NYC Parks, operated by The National Society of Colonial Dames in the State of New York, and is a member of The Historic House Trust of New York City.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 543-3344

Location: Van Cortlandt House Museum (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2016-04-09 2016-04-09 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.89114379882812500, -73.89489746093750000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56c75d052b616.jpg Wed, 16 Mar 2016 15:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Audubon: Leaf Litter Critters]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/09/popup-audubon-leaf-litter-critters http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/09/popup-audubon-leaf-litter-critters Date: April 9, 2016

A healthy forest has helpers to ensure the circle of life goes on. Using fun games and experiments, join the Prospect Park Alliance to uncover the secrets of soil creatures, fungus and decomposition.

  • Adventure Hike, 12–1 pm: Prospect Park Alliance naturalists will introduce you to the natural history of Prospect Park and its hidden trails. Recommended for families with children 5 years and older.
  • Nature on the Go!, 1–2 pm: Join Alliance naturalists on a search under the soil to learn about the secret lives of Leaf Litter Critters. Participants can even take home their very own compost bin.
  • Nature’s Helpers, 2–3 pm: Did you know that trees help trees? After learning how mulch protects tree roots, spend time spreading wood chips around trees.
  • Family Bird Watching, 3–4 pm: After learning how to use binoculars, join our naturalists to identify some of the 250 species of birds that call Prospect Park home.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Eastwood (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2016-04-09 2016-04-09 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.66183853149414000, -73.96591949462890000 Fri, 26 Feb 2016 12:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: The Art of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/09/central-park-tour-the-art-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/09/central-park-tour-the-art-of-the-park Date: April 9, 2016

Central Park has long been revered as a masterpiece of living art. Visitors on this tour will admire park vistas as if walking through a landscape painting, all while learning about the park's intricate design features. Discover the park's most artfully executed landscapes on this tour led by Central Park Conservancy guides. Highlights of this tour include: Sheep Meadow, the Mall, Bethesda Terrace, Bow Bridge, the Ramble, and Belvedere Castle.

The tour route involves hills and stairs. The tour starts at the Dairy Visitor Center (mid-Park at 65th Street), and ends at Belvedere Castle (mid-Park at 79th Street)

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

Location: Outside the Dairy Gift Shop (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-04-09 2016-04-09 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/564243e57ee3c.jpg Tue, 01 Mar 2016 16:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Audubon II: Plant Clues]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/09/popup-audubon-ii-plant-clues http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/09/popup-audubon-ii-plant-clues Date: April 9, 2016

Join Alliance educators to learn what trees and plants tell us about our environment.

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Peninsula (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2016-04-09 2016-04-09 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.65719985961914000, -73.96890258789062000 Mon, 22 Feb 2016 14:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Feral Cat Caretaker Certificate]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/09/feral-cat-caretaker-certificate http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/09/feral-cat-caretaker-certificate Date: April 9, 2016

Learn the basics of Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) and colony care in this hands-on workshop.

Attending a TNR certification workshop is the first step to gain the knowledge and skills needed to help the feral and stray community cats in your garden. Upon completion of the workshop, you will become a Certified TNR Caretaker and be eligible for free or low-cost spay/neuter, trap loans, transportation for cats and traps, educational and networking events, newsletters, community outreach materials, and other services and support.

In partnership with the NYC Feral Cat Initiative and the ASPCA.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 602-5300

Location: United Community Centers

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2016-04-09 2016-04-09 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.66490173339844000, -73.88670349121094000 Tue, 01 Mar 2016 17:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Greenbelt Nature Exploration Hike (vigorous)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/09/nature-exploration-hike-vigorous http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/09/nature-exploration-hike-vigorous Date: April 9, 2016

Hiking is the ultimate way to enjoy the outdoors and a fun way to reduce stress. Regardless of the intensity level, it is a great way to burn calories and stay fit. Our Urban Park Ranger hiking guides will introduce you to the hidden gems of New York City parks. On our nature hikes, you can take an hour to unplug from the world and immerse yourself in the wonders of nature. Vigorous hikes often include walking long distances, with hills and rugged terrain. For all hiking programs we recommend wearing comfortable shoes or boots, and packing water and a light snack.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: 200 Nevada Avenue (in High Rock Park)

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R088 High Rock Park 2016-04-09 2016-04-09 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.58449935913086000, -74.12509918212890000 Mon, 21 Mar 2016 12:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Conservatory Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/09/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/09/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden Date: April 9, 2016

From a magnificent iron gate made in 1894 to a sculptural tribute to The Secret Garden, Central Park Conservancy staff takes you on a guided stroll amid thousands of trees, shrubs, perennials, and annuals that bloom throughout the year. Learn about Conservatory Garden's history, design, and botanical specimens, from the professionals who care for it. This tour is bound to give visitors a new appreciation for this special space in Central Park. Route involves a few stairs.

The last Saturday of the month tour is free with registration.

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: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

Location: Vanderbilt Gate (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-04-09 2016-04-09 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.79349899291992000, -73.95189666748047000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56fbdce88695e.jpg Mon, 11 Apr 2016 15:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Eco Art Social: Nature Notebook]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/09/eco-art-social-nature-notebook http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/09/eco-art-social-nature-notebook Date: April 9, 2016

Explore the natural world and record what inspires you! Learn the basics of keeping a nature journal. Notebooks will be provided or bring your own. This program is suitable for children age 8 and older.

Eco Art Social is an inclusive gathering where attendees engage in participatory artistry and craft that cultivates creativity alongside environmental and ecological awareness. Topics range to include the visual, literary, and performing arts.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2016-04-09 2016-04-09 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5705565be04cd.png Fri, 08 Apr 2016 12:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Exploration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/09/nature-exploration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/09/nature-exploration Date: April 9, 2016

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2016-04-09 2016-04-09 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.66070175170898400, -73.96540069580078000 Wed, 16 Mar 2016 15:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Introduction to Bird Watching]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/09/introduction-to-bird-watching http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/09/introduction-to-bird-watching Date: April 9, 2016

Look! Up in the sky, it’s a bird! But what kind of bird is it? Take a tour and learn about the magnificent array of birds that call Prospect Park home.

Led by the Brooklyn Bird Club.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2016-04-09 2016-04-09 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.66070175170898400, -73.96540069580078000 Fri, 26 Feb 2016 13:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Playwriting for Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/09/playwriting-for-adults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/09/playwriting-for-adults Date: April 9, 2016

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2016-04-09 2016-04-09 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Wed, 30 Dec 2015 12:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: The Public Theater presents Romeo and Juliet]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/09/arts-culture-fun-the-public-theater-moblie-unit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/09/arts-culture-fun-the-public-theater-moblie-unit Date: April 9, 2016

This spring, the Public Theater’s Mobile Unit will tour Shakespeare’s timeless tale of Romeo and Juliet to communities across New York City, including many NYC Parks locations. In some of the most romantic language ever written for the stage, young Romeo and Juliet become fortune’s fools when the ancient grudge between their families forces them to sacrifice all for the chance to be together. Obie Award winner Lear de Bessonet directs the classic tale of star-crossed lovers caught between the world outside the bedroom window and passion as boundless as the sea.

The Public Theater’s mission to make theater accessible to all, as exemplified by free Shakespeare in the Park, is expanded upon by the Mobile Unit, which strengthens community engagement with the arts by bringing free, world-class productions of Shakespeare to recreation centers, correctional facilities, homeless shelters, social advocacy organizations, and other places of community gathering in all five boroughs.

Space is limited. To reserve your seat, please email Jennifer.jennings@parks.nyc.gov.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-5558

Location: Faber Park Field House (in Faber Pool and Park)

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R008 Faber Pool and Park 2016-04-09 2016-04-09 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.64023590087890600, -74.13526916503906000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56b8fec2a2b54.jpg Mon, 22 Feb 2016 19:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Ed Center Open Hours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/09/ed-center-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/09/ed-center-open-hours Date: April 9, 2016

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

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

Photo by Alexa Hoyer

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Environmental Education Center (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-04-09 2016-04-09 1:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.70428673171300000, -73.98938399553300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56b39ce479a04.jpg Thu, 04 Feb 2016 15:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Green Dream: Labyrinth Arts Collective Opening Reception]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/09/green-dream-labyrinth-arts-collective-opening-reception http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/09/green-dream-labyrinth-arts-collective-opening-reception Date: April 9, 2016

See a collection of paintings and sculptures that include recycled work and paintings that have an environmental message. The artworks will be on display from 12:30 pm to 5:00 pm.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2016-04-09 2016-04-09 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 Fri, 08 Apr 2016 12:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Historic New York: Old Croton Aqueduct]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/09/historic-new-york-old-croton-aqueduct http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/09/historic-new-york-old-croton-aqueduct Date: April 9, 2016

Urban Park Rangers specialize in interpretation of historic turning points, both natural and man-made, in our city’s long history. Walk along the path of the Old Croton Aqueduct and learn the stories behind its creation and importance to the growth of the City of New York.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 548-0912

Location: 242nd Street and Van Cortlandt Park East (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2016-04-09 2016-04-09 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.90226414572500000, -73.86836934089700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f0463c921c8.JPG Mon, 21 Mar 2016 16:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Goalball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/09/goalball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/09/goalball Date: April 9, 2016

Goalball is a Paralympic sport for athletes with visual impairments.It is played by two teams of three who are blindfolded using a ball with bells inside.

The ball is the size of a basketball but twice the weight. All abilities are welcome! Interested players can attend anytime. Membership is required.

For more information, email Rodolfo.Guevara@parks.nyc.gov.

Start time: 1:45 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-3319

Location: Chelsea Recreation Center

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M260 Chelsea Recreation Center 2016-04-09 2016-04-09 1:45 pm 4:00 pm 40.74829864501953000, -74.00219726562500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56bb8530e2b9a.jpg Thu, 11 Feb 2016 19:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Spring Sprouts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/09/spring-sprouts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/09/spring-sprouts Date: April 9, 2016

It's time for spring planting! Join the Prospect Park Alliance at Lefferts Historic House where you can make a small pot out of newspaper, fill it with soil, and plant an herb seed to take home.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2016-04-09 2016-04-09 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.66429901123047000, -73.96389770507812000 Wed, 24 Feb 2016 14:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/09/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/09/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park Date: April 9, 2016

Walk straight through the heart of Central Park on this east-to-west tour led by Central Park Conservancy guides. Enjoy a great variety of the scenic, sculptural, and architectural elements the park has to offer. Visit some of the park's most famous landmarks, including Conservatory Water, Loeb Boathouse, Bethesda Terrace, Bow Bridge, Cherry Hill, the lake, and Strawberry Fields.

The tour route involves a few stairs. The tour starts in front of the Samuel F. B. Morse statue (inside the Park at 72nd Street and Fifth Avenue), and ends at 72nd Street and Central Park West.

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

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

For more information, please review these Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

Location: East 72nd Street and Fifth Avenue (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-04-09 2016-04-09 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.77249908447265600, -73.96700286865234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56423e4f3f7a0.jpg Tue, 01 Mar 2016 16:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Paper Arts & Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/09/paper-arts-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/09/paper-arts-crafts Date: April 9, 2016

Participants of all ages will have fun creating paper arts & crafts items to take home. Projects may include origami, decoupage, kirigami, collage, paper cutting, and more.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2016-04-09 2016-04-09 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Wed, 30 Dec 2015 17:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Le Petit Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/09/le-petit-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/09/le-petit-art Date: April 9, 2016

Create miniature works of art (4"x6") or less using multiple mediums like acrylic paint, water color, pastel, pencil, ink, and surfaces like wood, canvas, paper, metal, and glass.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2016-04-09 2016-04-09 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Mon, 31 Aug 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Leading the Way: Six Outstanding Women of Queens]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/09/leading-the-way-six-outstanding-women-of-queens http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/09/leading-the-way-six-outstanding-women-of-queens Date: April 9, 2016

The Queens Historical Society presents their newest exhibition, Leading the Way: Six Outstanding Women of Queens. Featuring women from diverse fields and backgrounds, who at one point in their lives lived and worked in Queens, the exhibition highlights the life and work of Helen Keller, Betty Friedan, Rise Stevens, Lisa Randall, Grace Lee Boggs, and Yeou-Cheng Ma. Also on display is an interactive installation of handmade sea glass-like objects by artist M. J. Levy Dickson, as an homage to Helen Keller. On view Tuesdays, Saturdays and Sundays from 2:30-4:30 p.m. until May 2016.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 939-0647

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

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Q022 Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech 2016-04-09 2016-04-09 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.76369857788086000, -73.82399749755860000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5591a2b96e22b.jpg Mon, 29 Feb 2016 18:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Yoga with Awesome Asana]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/09/yoga-with-awesome-asana http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/09/yoga-with-awesome-asana Date: April 9, 2016

Every Saturday, Certified yoga instructor Chelsea Best conducts Awesome Asana Yoga, an open-level Vinyasa class designed to accommodate beginners and experts alike. All are welcome, and mats, if you haven’t one, are provided.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:05 pm

Contact phone: (212) 923-8008

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

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M073 Roger Morris Park 2016-04-09 2016-04-09 3:00 pm 4:05 pm 40.83449935913086000, -73.93849945068360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/569683c63c53a.jpg Wed, 20 Jan 2016 19:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Opening Reception: Public Art Sculpture - DNA Totem]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/09/opening-reception-public-art-sculpture http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/09/opening-reception-public-art-sculpture Date: April 9, 2016

DNA Totem is a public sculpture by artist Suprina Kenney.

Join Marcus Garvey Park Alliance at the artist reception, with a performance by beat-rhyming artist Kid Lucky and spoken word performances by Young Drip, Parabxlla, and Victoria Awogbemi accompanied by guitarist Jennifer Ochiagha. Everyone is invited!

Start time: 4:30 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 797-9938

Location: Acropolis (in Marcus Garvey Park)

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M058 Marcus Garvey Park 2016-04-09 2016-04-09 4:30 pm 7:00 pm 40.80427169799805000, -73.94361114501953000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56febdf587a04.jpg Tue, 05 Apr 2016 14:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[ACT/REACT: Re-Imagining the Past]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/09/actreact-reimagining-the-past http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/09/actreact-reimagining-the-past Date: April 9, 2016

Together with the City Island Theater Group and the supporting characters, Bartow-Pell presents a unique immersive theatrical event with short, site-specific performances that bring the period rooms of the mansion to life. Follow the actors from room to room as you step back in time.

Registration is required; please call (718) 885.1461 or email info@bpmm.org.

The performances will be held at 5 p.m. and 6 p.m.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 885-1461

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2016-04-09 2016-04-09 5:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.87186431884765600, -73.80553436279297000 Wed, 16 Mar 2016 17:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[City Parks Foundation Run for the Parks (4M)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/10/city-parks-foundation-run-for-the-parks-4m http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/10/city-parks-foundation-run-for-the-parks-4m Date: April 10, 2016

Spring is in full flower at this popular running event to support City Parks Foundation. Your support allows City Parks Foundation to provide vital cultural, educational, and athletic opportunities for New Yorkers of all ages, and strengthen community connections to local parks and green spaces. They work in over 350 parks citywide, presenting a broad range of programs in an effort to promote healthy communities. Their philosophy is simple: thriving parks reflect vibrant communities.

Visit the NYRR's Run for the Parks page to register for this race today.

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Central Park

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M010 Central Park 2016-04-10 2016-04-10 8:30 am 10:00 am 40.77959823608398400, -73.96939849853516000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56eb1439de807.jpg Fri, 18 Mar 2016 19:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Birding for Beginners]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/10/birding-for-beginners http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/10/birding-for-beginners Date: April 10, 2016

Our Urban Park Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife-viewing spots in the urban jungle. To enhance your experience we encourage you to bring binoculars and field guides, or ask a Ranger to borrow a pair.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Wolfe's Pond Park Comfort Station (in Wolfe's Pond Park)

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R031 Wolfe's Pond Park 2016-04-10 2016-04-10 10:00 am 11:30 am 40.52040100097700000, -74.18949890136700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f97fd4c6a72.jpg Mon, 28 Mar 2016 16:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[The Orchid Show: Orchidelirium]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/10/the-orchid-show-orchidelirum http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/10/the-orchid-show-orchidelirum Date: April 10, 2016

More thrilling than ever, the 14th annual Orchid Show transports visitors on a journey through orchid collecting history, each moment playing out against a stunning backdrop of thousands of orchids. Discover the far-flung adventures of orchid hunters swept up in 19th-century "orchidelirium," when explorers risked life and limb to secure these captivating flowers from jungles around the world. Then learn about NYBG's efforts to rescue illegally collected orchids that have been seized at international borders. Dance performances, a poetry reading, orchid care demonstrations, and shopping fill the daylight hours, while the return of our popular Orchid Evenings ensures many memorable celebrations after the sun has set.

For more information about the Orchid Show, please visit the New York Botanical Garden's website.

Save 20% on All-Garden Pass tickets: Use code 9210 online at nybg.org.
Valid only when you use code 9210 online at nybg.org. Valid for All-Garden Pass visits made February 27 through April 17. Offer subject to availability. Orders are limited to 6 tickets. Not valid on Special Event tickets or group tours. Discount cannot be combined with any other promotional offer or previously purchased tickets. Discount may be modified or withdrawn without prior notice. Tickets are not refundable or exchangeable.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 817-8700

Location: New York Botanical Garden

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2016-04-10 2016-04-10 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.86118619927200000, -73.88079619947500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56d46d2bf2185.jpg Mon, 29 Feb 2016 12:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/10/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/10/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park Date: April 10, 2016

Walk straight through the heart of Central Park on this east-to-west tour led by Central Park Conservancy guides. Enjoy a great variety of the scenic, sculptural, and architectural elements the park has to offer. Visit some of the park's most famous landmarks, including Conservatory Water, Loeb Boathouse, Bethesda Terrace, Bow Bridge, Cherry Hill, the lake, and Strawberry Fields.

The tour route involves a few stairs. The tour starts in front of the Samuel F. B. Morse statue (inside the Park at 72nd Street and Fifth Avenue), and ends at 72nd Street and Central Park West.

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

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

For more information, please review these Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

Location: East 72nd Street and Fifth Avenue (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-04-10 2016-04-10 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.77249908447265600, -73.96700286865234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56423e4f3f7a0.jpg Mon, 22 Feb 2016 14:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Bones Of An Old Dutch House Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/10/bones-of-an-old-dutch-house-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/10/bones-of-an-old-dutch-house-tour Date: April 10, 2016

Examine the white oak timbers (the bones) of Lefferts Historic House and the many layers that were added, subtracted, and changed over the past 230 years. Climb the staircase for a view of the attic's smokehouse and descend into the cellar for a look at the foundation.

This tour is intended for adults and teenagers, and is limited to 10 people. Reservations are required; please call (347) 992-4732.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2016-04-10 2016-04-10 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.66429901123047000, -73.96389770507812000 Wed, 16 Mar 2016 16:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Audubon: Leaf Litter Critters]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/10/popup-audubon-leaf-litter-critters http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/10/popup-audubon-leaf-litter-critters Date: April 10, 2016

A healthy forest has helpers to ensure the circle of life goes on. Using fun games and experiments, join the Prospect Park Alliance to uncover the secrets of soil creatures, fungus and decomposition.

  • Adventure Hike, 12–1 pm: Prospect Park Alliance naturalists will introduce you to the natural history of Prospect Park and its hidden trails. Recommended for families with children 5 years and older.
  • Nature on the Go!, 1–2 pm: Join Alliance naturalists on a search under the soil to learn about the secret lives of Leaf Litter Critters. Participants can even take home their very own compost bin.
  • Nature’s Helpers, 2–3 pm: Did you know that trees help trees? After learning how mulch protects tree roots, spend time spreading wood chips around trees.
  • Family Bird Watching, 3–4 pm: After learning how to use binoculars, join our naturalists to identify some of the 250 species of birds that call Prospect Park home.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Eastwood (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2016-04-10 2016-04-10 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.66183853149414000, -73.96591949462890000 Fri, 26 Feb 2016 12:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Audubon II: Plant Clues]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/10/popup-audubon-ii-plant-clues http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/10/popup-audubon-ii-plant-clues Date: April 10, 2016

Join Alliance educators to learn what trees and plants tell us about our environment.

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Peninsula (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2016-04-10 2016-04-10 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.65719985961914000, -73.96890258789062000 Mon, 22 Feb 2016 14:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Birding]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/10/birding http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/10/birding Date: April 10, 2016

New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife. Our Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in the urban jungle. To enhance your experience, we encourage you to bring binoculars and field guides, or ask a Ranger to borrow a pair.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 319-7258

Location: Pelham Bay Nature Center (in Pelham Bay Park)

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2016-04-10 2016-04-10 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.85166235434100000, -73.82469034195000000 Fri, 25 Mar 2016 13:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Trail of the Month: Yellow Trail & Reed's Basket Willow Swamp]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/10/trail-of-the-month-yellow-trail-reeds-basket-willow-swamp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/10/trail-of-the-month-yellow-trail-reeds-basket-willow-swamp Date: April 10, 2016

Join us on a group hike along the Yellow trail/ Reed’s Basket Willow Swamp.

We'll go at a brisk pace for an 8-mile, round-trip hike.

In April, woodland wildflowers, including bloodroot, spring beauty, trout lily, red trillium, wild ginger, are blooming.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: 200 Nevada Avenue (in High Rock Park)

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R088 High Rock Park 2016-04-10 2016-04-10 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.58449935913086000, -74.12509918212890000 Fri, 08 Apr 2016 12:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Hike the Vanderbilt Motor Parkway (moderate)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/10/hike-the-vanderbilt-motor-parkway-moderate http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/10/hike-the-vanderbilt-motor-parkway-moderate Date: April 10, 2016

Hiking is the ultimate way to enjoy the outdoors and a fun way to reduce stress. Regardless of the intensity level, it is a great way to burn calories and stay fit.

Our Urban Park Ranger hiking guides will introduce you to the hidden gems of New York City parks. On our nature hikes, you can take an hour to unplug from the world and immerse yourself in the wonders of nature.

Moderate hikes are longer, faster-paced hikes on rugged terrain. For all hiking programs, we recommend wearing comfortable shoes or boots, and packing water and a light snack.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: 73rd Avenue and Hollis Hills Terrace (in Cunningham Park)

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Q021 Cunningham Park 2016-04-10 2016-04-10 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.73752975463900000, -73.76780700683600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f0468a01bdc.jpg Mon, 21 Mar 2016 16:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Are You Ready to Bring It?: Children's Dance Battle]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/10/are-you-ready-to-bring-it http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/10/are-you-ready-to-bring-it Date: April 10, 2016

Learn the form of dance called Stand Battle. Children ages 6-13 years old are encouraged to come join us Sundays in April and May to learn this great form of dance that is performed in parades. To end the session the group will perform in Manhattan's Dance Parade on Saturday May 21 sponsored by danceparade.org. To register email sarah.bishow@parks.nyc.gov you can also just show up. These are free dance classes. All we require is for your child to get a free membership with the recreation center. Please have a guardian bring the child to fill out the membership form.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-543-8672

Location: Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center (in Williamsbridge Oval)

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X104 Williamsbridge Oval 2016-04-10 2016-04-10 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.87689971923828000, -73.87650299072266000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57026842b5b5f.png Mon, 04 Apr 2016 18:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Exploration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/10/nature-exploration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/10/nature-exploration Date: April 10, 2016

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2016-04-10 2016-04-10 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.66070175170898400, -73.96540069580078000 Wed, 16 Mar 2016 15:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[A Walking Tour of Historic 19th Century NoHo]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/10/a-walking-tour-of-historic-19th-century-noho http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/10/a-walking-tour-of-historic-19th-century-noho Date: April 10, 2016

Join us for a journey back in time to the elite "Bond Street area", home to Astors, Vanderbilts, Delanos, and the Tredwells, who lived in the Merchant’s House.

You’ll walk the footsteps of these wealthy mercantile families whose elegant Federal mansions once lined the tranquil cobblestone streets. Our tour passes by iconic landmarks such as the imposing Colonnade Row, the Public Theater, and The Cooper Union, where Lincoln gave his "right makes might" speech. On the bustling Astor Place, imagine the drama of events that led to the Opera House riot of 1849, among the bloodiest in American history. And visit the site of the scandalous 1857 Bond Street murder of Harvey Burdell, one of the City’s still unsolved crimes.

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 777-1089

Location: Merchant's House Museum

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M318 Merchant's House Museum 2016-04-10 2016-04-10 12:30 pm 1:30 pm 40.72769927978515600, -73.99230194091797000 Wed, 30 Mar 2016 15:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Photography Scavenger Hunt]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/10/family-photography-scavenger-hunt http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/10/family-photography-scavenger-hunt Date: April 10, 2016

We connect children with nature to encourage active exploration of the natural world. Children who spend time outdoors develop strong imaginations and learn to socialize better with others.

Please bring your own digital camera or smartphone.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: 43rd Street and Seventh Avenue (in Sunset Park)

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B087 Sunset Park 2016-04-10 2016-04-10 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.64636741800000000, -74.00180339810000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f987cd7d581.jpg Mon, 28 Mar 2016 16:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Ethnobotany and Native Herbs Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/10/ethnobotany-and-native-herbs-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/10/ethnobotany-and-native-herbs-workshop Date: April 10, 2016

This hands-on workshop will allow you to learn more about herbs and edible plants that grow naturally in New York City's parks. After, you’ll create a terrarium to start your own indoor herb garden. Great for kids and families.

Registration is required. Space is still available, please call (212) 628-2345 to reserve your spot.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Inwood Hill Park

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2016-04-10 2016-04-10 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.87300109863281000, -73.92539978027344000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56fbf58993cc7.jpg Fri, 08 Apr 2016 12:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Yoga with Awesome Asana]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/10/yoga-with-awesome-asana http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/10/yoga-with-awesome-asana Date: April 10, 2016

Every Sunday at 1 p.m. at Morris-Jumel Mansion, certified yoga instructor Chelsea Best conducts Awesome Asana Yoga, an open-level Vinyasa class designed to accommodate beginners and experts alike.

All are welcome, and mats, if you haven’t one, are provided.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:05 pm

Contact phone: (212) 923-8008

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

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M073 Roger Morris Park 2016-04-10 2016-04-10 1:00 pm 2:05 pm 40.83449935913086000, -73.93849945068360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/569684beaa3fd.jpg Wed, 13 Jan 2016 17:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Sherman Creek Stewards: Forest Crew]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/10/sherman-creek-stewards-forest-crew http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/10/sherman-creek-stewards-forest-crew Date: April 10, 2016

On Sunday afternoons, volunteers go into Highbridge Forest and tackle the modern day challenge of native reforestation. We’ll teach you everything you need to know, from native plant and tree identification to the how, why, and what of invasive species removal. Later, you can tell your friends and family how you helped preserve a forest in the middle of Manhattan!

New members are required to attend an Orientation Session, held on the first Saturday of the month. Email volunteer@nyrp.org or call 917-291-6436 for more details.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (917) 291-6436

Location: 190th Street and Amsterdam Avenue (in Highbridge Park)

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M037 Highbridge Park 2016-04-10 2016-04-10 1:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.85340118408203000, -73.92669677734375000 Wed, 16 Mar 2016 15:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Ed Center Open Hours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/10/ed-center-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/10/ed-center-open-hours Date: April 10, 2016

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

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

Photo by Alexa Hoyer

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Environmental Education Center (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-04-10 2016-04-10 1:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.70428673171300000, -73.98938399553300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56b39ce479a04.jpg Thu, 04 Feb 2016 15:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Spring Sprouts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/10/spring-sprouts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/10/spring-sprouts Date: April 10, 2016

It's time for spring planting! Join the Prospect Park Alliance at Lefferts Historic House where you can make a small pot out of newspaper, fill it with soil, and plant an herb seed to take home.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2016-04-10 2016-04-10 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.66429901123047000, -73.96389770507812000 Wed, 24 Feb 2016 14:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: North Woods]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/10/central-park-tour-north-woods http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/10/central-park-tour-north-woods Date: April 10, 2016

The North Woods is the largest of the park's three woodlands, offering people and wildlife a 40-acre forest retreat in the middle of New York City.

Join us for this tour around tumbling waterfalls, rustic bridges, and picturesque pools, led by Central Park Conservancy guides. Highlights include: Harlem Meer, Huddlestone Arch, the Loch, Glenspan Arch, several cascades, and the Pool.

The tour route involves hills, stairs, and uneven terrain. The tour starts at the Charles A. Dana Discovery Center (inside the park at 110th Street between Fifth and Lenox Avenues), and ends at the Pool (103rd Street and Central Park West).

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

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

For more information, please review our Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2016-04-10 2016-04-10 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.79679870605469000, -73.95149993896484000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/564241ae98fd2.jpg Tue, 01 Mar 2016 16:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Storytime & Craft]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/10/storytime-craft http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/10/storytime-craft Date: April 10, 2016

Bring your little nature lovers to Queens Botanical Garden for a relaxing afternoon featuring nature-inspired stories, followed by a botanically-themed craft activity.

Generously sponsored by the World Flower Children’s Foundation.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2016-04-10 2016-04-10 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56ce29ffd211c.JPG Wed, 16 Mar 2016 17:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Triennial Talks: Staten Island as Place]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/10/triennial-talks-staten-island-as-place http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/10/triennial-talks-staten-island-as-place Date: April 10, 2016

Triennial artists explore the built and natural environment of Staten Island. This event includes a discussion and Q&A. Free with museum admission. RSVP by phone at (718) 816-4506 x10 or by email at info@aliceausten.org.

For more information about this event and the exhibit, please visit aliceausten.org/statenislandunlimited.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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R117 Alice Austen Park 2016-04-10 2016-04-10 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.61460113525390600, -74.06310272216797000 Wed, 16 Mar 2016 17:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Green Dream Workshop for Kids: Recycled Birdhouse]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/10/green-dream-workshop-for-kids-recycled-birdhouse http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/10/green-dream-workshop-for-kids-recycled-birdhouse Date: April 10, 2016

Teaching artist, Stephanie Kosinski, facilitates making a recycled birdhouse from string, leaves, and twigs.

This workshop is suitable for children ages 7 - 12.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2016-04-10 2016-04-10 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 Fri, 08 Apr 2016 12:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Love Rally]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/10/love-rally http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/10/love-rally Date: April 10, 2016

The love rally, organized in part by the Project for the Advancement of our Common Humanity (PACH) at NYU, will gather world leaders, interfaith leaders, musicians, spoken word poets, elementary and middle school students, activists, and policymakers for an afternoon of readings, remarks, and performances all focused on love and our common humanity.

“The love we need right now in our hate and violence filled world is love of our common humanity,” said Niobe Way, the founder of the PACH and professor of applied psychology at NYU’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development.

Check out the full list of attendees and learn more information at their Facebook page.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Garibaldi Plaza (in Washington Square Park)

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M098 Washington Square Park 2016-04-10 2016-04-10 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.73049926757812500, -73.99700164794922000 Fri, 08 Apr 2016 16:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Leading the Way: Six Outstanding Women of Queens]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/10/leading-the-way-six-outstanding-women-of-queens http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/10/leading-the-way-six-outstanding-women-of-queens Date: April 10, 2016

The Queens Historical Society presents their newest exhibition, Leading the Way: Six Outstanding Women of Queens. Featuring women from diverse fields and backgrounds, who at one point in their lives lived and worked in Queens, the exhibition highlights the life and work of Helen Keller, Betty Friedan, Rise Stevens, Lisa Randall, Grace Lee Boggs, and Yeou-Cheng Ma. Also on display is an interactive installation of handmade sea glass-like objects by artist M. J. Levy Dickson, as an homage to Helen Keller. On view Tuesdays, Saturdays and Sundays from 2:30-4:30 p.m. until May 2016.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 939-0647

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

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Q022 Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech 2016-04-10 2016-04-10 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.76369857788086000, -73.82399749755860000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5591a2b96e22b.jpg Mon, 29 Feb 2016 18:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Exhibition - Great Outdoors: Selections from the Museum of American Illustration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/11/exhibition-great-outdoors-selections-from-the-museum-of-american-illustration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/11/exhibition-great-outdoors-selections-from-the-museum-of-american-illustration Date: April 11, 2016

Illustration has been linked to the printed word for centuries. The art form crosses cultures, class, time, and education, giving visual form to the otherwise unimaginable.

Great Outdoors showcases over thirty artworks from the Museum of American Illustration’s collection that depict the vast indulgences of outdoor life, including recreational sports, ice skating, biking, and quiet contemplation. The show features illustrations originally published in books, magazines and weeklies from the Golden Age of Illustration (1880-1920) through 2014.

Please note: The Arsenal elevator is currently out of service. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-04-11 2016-04-11 9:00 am 5:00 am 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56cb4f148c061.jpg Wed, 20 Apr 2016 12:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Prospect Park Alliance Monday Eastside Revival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/11/prospect-park-alliance-monday-eastside-revival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/11/prospect-park-alliance-monday-eastside-revival Date: April 11, 2016

Join the Prospect Park Alliance to help beautify two of the Park’s most elegant locations: the Vale of Cashmere and the Rose Garden. Tasks may include raking, sweeping, path edging, and litter removal.

Register online or call (718) 287-3400 for more information

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Prospect Park

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B073 Prospect Park 2016-04-11 2016-04-11 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.66170120239258000, -73.97080230712890000 Mon, 22 Feb 2016 14:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Protectors of Pine Oak Woods: 40 Years of Green]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/11/protectors-of-pine-oak-woods-40-years-of-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/11/protectors-of-pine-oak-woods-40-years-of-green Date: April 11, 2016

Celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Protectors of Pine Oak Woods, and learn more about their dedication to preserving and expanding Staten Island parks.This exhibit traces the group’s history and growth through text, photos, and other ephemera. The exhibit runs through June 11, 2016.

The gallery is closed on Sundays and holidays. Admission is free.

Image: The Protectors of Pine Oak Woods has led in the creation of the parks and bluebelts indicated by stars on this map.

Dominick Durso/ALMAR Graphics

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

Location: Conference House Park Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2016-04-11 2016-04-11 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f15c0f3a162.jpeg Tue, 22 Mar 2016 13:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Northern Forts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/11/central-park-tour-northern-forts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/11/central-park-tour-northern-forts Date: April 11, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2016-04-11 2016-04-11 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.79679870605469000, -73.95149993896484000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/564242ad5ee65.jpg Tue, 01 Mar 2016 16:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Hallett Nature Sanctuary]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/11/hallett-nature-sanctuary http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/11/hallett-nature-sanctuary Date: April 11, 2016

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Hallett Nature Sanctuary (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-04-11 2016-04-11 2:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.76570129394531000, -73.97609710693360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f00ec84d426.jpg Mon, 21 Mar 2016 12:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Teen PASS]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/11/teen-pass http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/11/teen-pass Date: April 11, 2016

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

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

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: 2123602746

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

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R008, B126 Faber Pool and Park, Red Hook Recreation Area 2016-04-11 2016-04-11 3:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.64023590087890600, -74.13526916503906000; 40.67240142822265600, -74.00399780273438000 Mon, 19 Oct 2015 13:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[3 to 6 Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/11/3-to-6-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/11/3-to-6-club Date: April 11, 2016

Walker Park is offering various activities at the 3 to 6 Club, open to children ages 7 through 12 years, including art, literacy and sports.

Registration began September 8th and is ongoing. However, space is limited and on a first come, first serve basis.

For more information please contact Rich Costello at (718) 816-6172

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

Location: Walker Park

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R015 Walker Park 2016-04-11 2016-04-11 3:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.64329910278320000, -74.10939788818360000 Mon, 28 Mar 2016 18:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Community Input Meeting: Walton Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/11/community-input-meeting-walton-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/11/community-input-meeting-walton-park Date: April 11, 2016

Through the Community Parks Initiative, we are re-imagining parks across New York City. Join us at this community meeting, where we will discuss your ideas and wishes for Walton Park in the Fordham/University Heights section of the Bronx.

Let us know that you'll be attending. Register here.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: P.S. 279

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2016-04-11 2016-04-11 6:00 pm 7:30 pm 40.85475130000000000, -73.90502360000000000 Fri, 08 Apr 2016 11:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Community Input Meeting: Lafayette Playground]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/11/community-input-meeting-lafayette-playground http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/11/community-input-meeting-lafayette-playground Date: April 11, 2016

Through the Community Parks Initiative, we are re-imagining parks across New York City. Join us at this community meeting, where we will discuss your ideas and wishes for Lafayette Playground in Brooklyn.

Let us know that you'll be attending. Register here.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Kingsborough Early College Secondary School/Lafayette High School

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2016-04-11 2016-04-11 6:00 pm 7:30 pm 40.59362350000000000, -73.98614420000000000 Wed, 06 Apr 2016 10:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/12/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/12/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: April 12, 2016

Come to Fort Tryon Park and try something new. Join us on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday mornings for one hour of walking, stretching, and strengthening exercises.

All of our fitness programs are free, led by trained professionals, and suitable for all levels. Wear comfortable clothing and bring water. Please check back for rain and weather/air advisory cancels.

For a breath of fresh air, take your workouts outdoors. Parks are becoming a logical alternative environment for those who want to add variety to their work outs, or who just don't like the gym. And, it's an affordable way to increase physical activity opportunities, because there's nothing special to build.

Exercise with a view, in natural sunlight, with green scenery all around bestows health benefits that can’t be found indoors. Scientific studies have shown that the pleasure of being outdoors for example gives your brain, psyche, and immune system an extra boost.

Please note: Fitness programs are canceled if the weather is lower than 20 degrees and when there are icy conditions. Saturday morning walks begin at 8:30 a.m.

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2016-04-12 2016-04-12 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.86059951782226600, -73.93379974365234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5395c8d750ccf.jpg Thu, 24 Mar 2016 12:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Will Eisner "The Spirit" Retrospective Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/12/will-eisner-the-spirit-retrospective-exhibitionwomens-history-month http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/12/will-eisner-the-spirit-retrospective-exhibitionwomens-history-month Date: April 12, 2016

The Poe Park Visitor Center is proud to celebrate the 75th anniversary of Will Eisner's "The Spirit." Arguably the most influential person in American comics, Will Eisner as artist, entrepreneur, innovator, and virtual storyteller, enjoyed a career that encompassed comic books from their early beginnings in the 1930s to their development as graphic novels in the 1990s.

On display at the Poe Park Visitor Center gallery, the exhibit will feature artworks from Will Eisner's estate, which will include comic strips of "The Spirit", Eisner's graphic novels "A Contact with God", "Dropsie Avenue", "Life Force", and more.

There will be a discussion with Ray Felix of The Spirit's Femme Fatales as part of Women's History Month: "P'Gell", "Sand Sarif", and more.

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 2016-04-12 2016-04-12 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 04 Mar 2016 18:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Exhibition - Great Outdoors: Selections from the Museum of American Illustration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/12/exhibition-great-outdoors-selections-from-the-museum-of-american-illustration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/12/exhibition-great-outdoors-selections-from-the-museum-of-american-illustration Date: April 12, 2016

Illustration has been linked to the printed word for centuries. The art form crosses cultures, class, time, and education, giving visual form to the otherwise unimaginable.

Great Outdoors showcases over thirty artworks from the Museum of American Illustration’s collection that depict the vast indulgences of outdoor life, including recreational sports, ice skating, biking, and quiet contemplation. The show features illustrations originally published in books, magazines and weeklies from the Golden Age of Illustration (1880-1920) through 2014.

Please note: The Arsenal elevator is currently out of service. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-04-12 2016-04-12 9:00 am 5:00 am 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56cb4f148c061.jpg Wed, 20 Apr 2016 12:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[The Orchid Show: Orchidelirium]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/12/the-orchid-show-orchidelirum http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/12/the-orchid-show-orchidelirum Date: April 12, 2016

More thrilling than ever, the 14th annual Orchid Show transports visitors on a journey through orchid collecting history, each moment playing out against a stunning backdrop of thousands of orchids. Discover the far-flung adventures of orchid hunters swept up in 19th-century "orchidelirium," when explorers risked life and limb to secure these captivating flowers from jungles around the world. Then learn about NYBG's efforts to rescue illegally collected orchids that have been seized at international borders. Dance performances, a poetry reading, orchid care demonstrations, and shopping fill the daylight hours, while the return of our popular Orchid Evenings ensures many memorable celebrations after the sun has set.

For more information about the Orchid Show, please visit the New York Botanical Garden's website.

Save 20% on All-Garden Pass tickets: Use code 9210 online at nybg.org.
Valid only when you use code 9210 online at nybg.org. Valid for All-Garden Pass visits made February 27 through April 17. Offer subject to availability. Orders are limited to 6 tickets. Not valid on Special Event tickets or group tours. Discount cannot be combined with any other promotional offer or previously purchased tickets. Discount may be modified or withdrawn without prior notice. Tickets are not refundable or exchangeable.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 817-8700

Location: New York Botanical Garden

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2016-04-12 2016-04-12 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.86118619927200000, -73.88079619947500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56d46d2bf2185.jpg Mon, 29 Feb 2016 12:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Baby & Me Fun Learning]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/12/baby-me-fun-learning http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/12/baby-me-fun-learning Date: April 12, 2016

Learn simple signs for communicating with your baby, and play games and activities for both baby and you. Infants and toddlers are welcome. Join the fun!

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 2016-04-12 2016-04-12 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Mon, 28 Mar 2016 18:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/12/tour-of-gracie-mansion http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/12/tour-of-gracie-mansion Date: April 12, 2016

In 1799, a prosperous New York merchant named Archibald Gracie built a country house overlooking a bend in the East River, five miles north of the then-New York City limits. Little did he know that, more than 200 years later, his home would be serving as the official residence of the First Family of New York City - a place where history is made, not merely recorded.

As a historic house museum run by the Parks Department, sitting on 11 acres of grounds now known as Carl Schurz Park, Gracie Mansion has served as the home of 10 mayors, beginning first with Mayor Fiorello H. La Guardia in 1942. Today, Gracie Mansion is occupied by the de Blasio family, which has opened its doors in the spirit of the administration's motto: one city, rising together. In keeping with that theme, Mayor de Blasio and First Lady Chirlane McCray have introduced a new art installation, titled “Windows on the City: Looking Out at Gracie’s New York.” The installation consists of previously and newly acquired works, all from the original Gracie Mansion period, which have been curated to create a more historically accurate picture of life in New York City during the time of Gracie Mansion’s construction.

To RSVP for tour, please go to: on.nyc.gov/gracietour.

Currently, Gracie Mansion is not offering group tours. If you are part of a private organization that would like to tour the house, please email your request, including the size of group, your name and the purpose of a tour, to gracieinfo@cityhall.nyc.gov, and we will work to add you to one of the currently scheduled tours.

Photo ID required for entrance. No photography permitted in the interior. At the present time, tours are available in English only. Please plan to arrive at least five minutes in advance.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 10:50 am

Contact phone: (212) 676-3060

Location: Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2016-04-12 2016-04-12 10:00 am 10:50 am 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56a68fcc263c3.jpg Wed, 27 Jan 2016 17:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Protectors of Pine Oak Woods: 40 Years of Green]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/12/protectors-of-pine-oak-woods-40-years-of-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/12/protectors-of-pine-oak-woods-40-years-of-green Date: April 12, 2016

Celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Protectors of Pine Oak Woods, and learn more about their dedication to preserving and expanding Staten Island parks.This exhibit traces the group’s history and growth through text, photos, and other ephemera. The exhibit runs through June 11, 2016.

The gallery is closed on Sundays and holidays. Admission is free.

Image: The Protectors of Pine Oak Woods has led in the creation of the parks and bluebelts indicated by stars on this map.

Dominick Durso/ALMAR Graphics

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

Location: Conference House Park Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2016-04-12 2016-04-12 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f15c0f3a162.jpeg Tue, 22 Mar 2016 13:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/12/tour-of-gracie-mansion1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/12/tour-of-gracie-mansion1 Date: April 12, 2016

In 1799, a prosperous New York merchant named Archibald Gracie built a country house overlooking a bend in the East River, five miles north of the then-New York City limits. Little did he know that, more than 200 years later, his home would be serving as the official residence of the First Family of New York City - a place where history is made, not merely recorded.

As a historic house museum run by the Parks Department, sitting on 11 acres of grounds now known as Carl Schurz Park, Gracie Mansion has served as the home of 10 mayors, beginning first with Mayor Fiorello H. La Guardia in 1942. Today, Gracie Mansion is occupied by the de Blasio family, which has opened its doors in the spirit of the administration's motto: one city, rising together. In keeping with that theme, Mayor de Blasio and First Lady Chirlane McCray have introduced a new art installation, titled “Windows on the City: Looking Out at Gracie’s New York.” The installation consists of previously and newly acquired works, all from the original Gracie Mansion period, which have been curated to create a more historically accurate picture of life in New York City during the time of Gracie Mansion’s construction.

To RSVP for tour, please go to on.nyc.gov/gracietour.

Currently, Gracie Mansion is not offering group tours. If you are part of a private organization that would like to tour the house, please email your request, including the size of group, your name and the purpose of a tour, to gracieinfo@cityhall.nyc.gov, and we will work to add you to one of the currently scheduled tours.

Photo ID required for entrance. No photography permitted in the interior. At the present time, tours are available in English only. Please plan to arrive at least five minutes in advance.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 11:50 am

Contact phone: (212) 676-3060

Location: Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2016-04-12 2016-04-12 11:00 am 11:50 am 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56a68fcc263c3.jpg Wed, 27 Jan 2016 17:00:03 EST