NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2015 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://www.nycgovparks.org/sub_things_to_do/upcoming_events/events_search.php NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Tue, 21 Apr 2015 21:38:44 GMT NYC Parks News 25 25 http://www.nycgovparks.org/sub_things_to_do/upcoming_events/events_search.php http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/parks_leaf_thumb.gif <![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Cardio Toning]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/13/shape-up-nyc-cardio-toning http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/13/shape-up-nyc-cardio-toning Date: March 13, 2015

An exercise class focusing on your core through a combination of strength, balance and toning exercises that raise the heart rate to burn calories and strengthen the cardio-respiratory system. Workout mat recommended.

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 2015-03-13 2015-03-13 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:14 EST
<![CDATA[Adapted Swim Program for People with Disabilities at Roy Wilkins Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/13/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities4 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/13/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities4 Date: March 13, 2015

The Adapted Aquatics program offers aquatic exercise therapy that ranges from gentle water walking to aerobic-type exercise which improves range of motion, flexibility, mobility, muscle tone, coordination, focus and strength. It also offers swim instruction that focuses on becoming comfortable in the water and learning basic swimming and safety skills.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 760-6969 ext. 0

Location: Roy Wilkins Recreation Center

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Q448 Roy Wilkins Recreation Center 2015-03-13 2015-03-13 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.6881, -73.7701 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:21 EST
<![CDATA[Creative Writing Short Stories Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/13/creative-writing-short-stories-fictionnon-fictionadults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/13/creative-writing-short-stories-fictionnon-fictionadults Date: March 13, 2015

Take this introduction to short story writing. Learn about plot, conflict, resolution with a published writer.

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-03-13 2015-03-13 1:30 pm 3:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Adapted Swim Program for People with Disabilities at Metropolitan Pool & Fitness Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/13/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/13/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities2 Date: March 13, 2015

The Adapted Aquatics program offers aquatic exercise therapy that ranges from gentle water walking to aerobic-type exercise which improves range of motion, flexibility, mobility, muscle tone, coordination, focus and strength. It also offers swim instruction that focuses on becoming comfortable in the water and learning basic swimming and safety skills.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 760-6969 ext. 0

Location: Metropolitan Pool & Fitness Center (in Metropolitan Recreation Center)

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B085 Metropolitan Recreation Center 2015-03-13 2015-03-13 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.715, -73.9603 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:20 EST
<![CDATA[Adapted Swim Programs for People with Disabilities at Hansborough Pool & Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/13/adapted-swim-programs-for-people-with-disabilities http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/13/adapted-swim-programs-for-people-with-disabilities Date: March 13, 2015

The Adapted Aquatics program offers aquatic exercise therapy that ranges from gentle water walking to aerobic-type exercise which improves range of motion, felxibility, mobilty, muscle tone, coordination, focus and strength. It also offers swim instruction that focuses on becoming comfortable in the water and learning basic swimming and safety skills.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 760-6969 ext. 0

Location: Hansborough Pool & Recreation Center (in Hansborough Recreation Center)

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M131 Hansborough Recreation Center 2015-03-13 2015-03-13 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.8128, -73.9393 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:22 EST
<![CDATA[Seasonal Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/13/seasonal-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/13/seasonal-crafts Date: March 13, 2015

Make seasonal and holiday arts & crafts items to take home.

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 2015-03-13 2015-03-13 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:16 EST
<![CDATA[Adapted Swim Program for People with Disabilities at Asser Levy Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/13/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/13/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities Date: March 13, 2015

Aquatic therapy that ranges from gentle water walking to aerobic-type exercise which improves range of motion, felxibility. mobility, muscle tone, coordination, focus and strength. It also includes swim instruction that focuses on becoming comfortable in the water and learning basic swimming and safety skills.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 760-6969 ext. 0

Location: Asser Levy Recreation Center (in Asser Levy Playground)

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M164 Asser Levy Playground 2015-03-13 2015-03-13 3:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7361, -73.9757 Mon, 08 Dec 2014 13:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Adapted Swim Program for People with Disabilities at St. Mary's Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/13/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/13/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities3 Date: March 13, 2015

The Adapted Aquatics program offers aquatic exercise therapy that ranges from gentle water walking to aerobic-type exercise which improves range of motion, flexibility, mobility, muscle tone, coordination, focus and strength. It also offers swim instruction that focuses on becoming comfortable in the water and learning basic swimming and safety skills.

Start time: 3:45 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 760-6969 ext. 0

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

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2015-03-13 2015-03-13 3:45 pm 5:00 pm 40.8108, -73.9147 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:20 EST
<![CDATA[Adapted Swim Program for People with Disabilities at Flushing Meadows Corona Park Aquatics Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/13/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/13/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities1 Date: March 13, 2015

The Adapted Aquatics program offers aquatic exercise therapy that ranges from gentle water walking to aerobic-type exercise whichimproves range of motion, flexibility, mobility, muscle tone, coordination, focis and strength, it also focuses on becoming comfortable in the water and learning basic swimming and safety skills.

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 760-6969 ext. 0

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

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2015-03-13 2015-03-13 5:30 pm 6:30 pm 40.7516, -73.8372 Mon, 16 Mar 2015 14:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Spirit of the Irish Candlelight Ghost Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/13/spirit-of-the-irish-candlelight-ghost-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/13/spirit-of-the-irish-candlelight-ghost-tour Date: March 13, 2015

Doors slam, floorboards creak, voices call into the night. For more than seven decades, mystifying and mysterious tales have surrounded the Merchant’s House, leading The New York Times to call it “Manhattan’s Most Haunted House.” On this candlelit tour, venture into the shadows of history to see the house where eight people died, and hear true tales of inexplicable occurrences from those who actually experienced them. Many of the most peculiar occurrences have been related to the Tredwells’ Irish servants, and so this special tour will include the 4th floor servants’ quarters.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 777-1089

Location: Merchant's House Museum

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M318 Merchant's House Museum 2015-03-13 2015-03-13 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.7277, -73.9923 Mon, 09 Mar 2015 13:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[ESL Beginners Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/14/esl-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/14/esl-class Date: March 14, 2015

Spanish-speaking adults will learn the basic structure of English from an ESL instructor. New students must take a placement test, which is administered at 9 a.m. on Saturdays.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-03-14 2015-03-14 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 12 Feb 2015 17:00:09 EST
<![CDATA[2014 Emerging Artist Fellowship Exhibition at Socrates Sculpture Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/14/eaf14-2014-emerging-artist-fellowship-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/14/eaf14-2014-emerging-artist-fellowship-exhibition Date: March 14, 2015

The annual Emerging Artist Fellowship (EAF) Exhibition is a cornerstone of Socrates Sculpture Park’s visual arts programming and is widely acclaimed for the ambition, breadth, and innovation of the works on view. Featuring fifteen artists, EAF14 is a survey of the compelling and diverse state of sculpture today.

Each EAF14 artist has engaged with the larger narrative of public space in a dynamic and daring way, building upon Socrates Sculpture Park’s goal to present socially aware, inspiring art in the public realm. EAF14 artists were selected through a highly competitive process that attracted a broad field of nearly 300 candidates, reviewed by the park’s curatorial advisors Anne Barlow (Executive Director, Art in General) and Joe Sheftel (Joe Sheftel Gallery, New York). Selected EAF14 artists were awarded a 2014 Emerging Artist Fellowship, including 24/7 access to the park’s outdoor studio and facilities, as well as the financial, technical, and curatorial support to realize his or her most ambitious work possible.

Image credit: Jordan Griska. Dolos. 2014 Emerging Artist Fellowship Exhibition, Socrates Sculpture Park (Queens, 2014). Photo: Nate Dorr.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: Katie Denny Horowitz

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2015-03-14 2015-03-14 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7687, -73.9369 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54b55480939aa.JPG Tue, 13 Jan 2015 18:00:14 EST
<![CDATA[Van Cortlandt Track Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/14/van-cortlandt-track-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/14/van-cortlandt-track-club Date: March 14, 2015

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:

Contact phone:

Location: Van Cortlandt Stadium (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2015-03-14 2015-03-14 8:00 am 40.888, -73.8968 Thu, 26 Feb 2015 18:00:31 EST
<![CDATA[Greenmarket at Grand Army Plaza]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/14/greenmarket-at-grand-army-plaza http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/14/greenmarket-at-grand-army-plaza Date: March 14, 2015

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 2015-03-14 2015-03-14 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.6735, -73.9701 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Latinos In Comics Exhibiton]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/14/latinos-in-comics-exhibiton http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/14/latinos-in-comics-exhibiton Date: March 14, 2015

Over fifty pieces of work by Latinos in the comic book industry will be on display at the Poe Park Visitor Center.

This group has a huge following in the world of Comic Con and cosplay. The exhibit, curated by Ray Felix of the Bronx Heroes Comic Con, features daily screenings of Zorro films from the golden age serials to the contemporaty silver screen.

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 2015-03-14 2015-03-14 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54f750e602955.jpg Mon, 23 Mar 2015 14:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park (Saturdays)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/14/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/14/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park1 Date: March 14, 2015

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 2015-03-14 2015-03-14 8:30 am 9:30 am 40.8606, -73.9338 Thu, 12 Mar 2015 16:00:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC Zumba]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/14/zumba http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/14/zumba Date: March 14, 2015

Combining Latin, international and popular music with dance moves that create an aerobic workout. This class features a combination of fast and slow rhythms that tone and sculpt the body.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-03-14 2015-03-14 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:19 EST
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: The Lives of Hamilton Fish Art Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/14/arts-culture-fun-the-lives-of-hamilton-fish-art-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/14/arts-culture-fun-the-lives-of-hamilton-fish-art-exhibition Date: March 14, 2015

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

The Arts, Culture & Fun series presents The Lives of Hamilton Fish.

- Art Exhibit March 2 - 31, 2015

- Film Screening March 28, 2015

On January 16, 1936 the deaths of two famous men were printed on the front page of the Peekskill Evening Star. The two men shared the name Hamilton Fish. One was a notorious killer Hamilton "Albert" Fish and the other, Hamilton Fish II, a beloved statesman. This coincidence was discovered by artist Rachel Mason who was inspired to create an opera and feature film called The Lives of Hamilton Fish.

Scenes in the film were shot at historic sites in New York State and amazingly, The Hamilton Fish Recreation Center was completed in 1936, the same year that the two men died. To coincide with the film's New York City debut which will happen in March 2015, The Hamilton Fish Recreation Center will present a special exhibition of Mason's storyboard sketches, props, paintings and research.

In addition to the exhibition, the center will host a screening on Saturday, March 28 at 3:00 p.m.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 387-7687

Location: Hamilton Fish Recreation Center

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2015-03-14 2015-03-14 9:00 am 4:00 pm 40.7198, -73.9818 Thu, 26 Feb 2015 17:00:07 EST
<![CDATA[Art In the Garden: Paul Lin & Botanical Therapeutic Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/14/art-in-the-garden-paul-lin-botanical-therapeutic-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/14/art-in-the-garden-paul-lin-botanical-therapeutic-art Date: March 14, 2015

Blending fine art and traditional crafts, Lin explores natural materials, transforming them into stunning landscapes and portraits. Watch for news about an art workshop and closing reception in the Spring Calendar and on our website

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-03-14 2015-03-14 9:00 am 4:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Mon, 15 Dec 2014 18:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[34th Annual Making Brooklyn Bloom at Brooklyn Botanic Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/14/brooklyn-botanic-garden-event-34th-annual-making-brooklyn-bloom http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/14/brooklyn-botanic-garden-event-34th-annual-making-brooklyn-bloom Date: March 14, 2015

This free annual event kicks off the spring gardening season with exhibits, workshops, networking, and speakers.

In keeping with the notion of sankofa—remembering the past in order to move forward—this year’s theme, “Roots of Resilience,” will examine the ways in which sustainability is tradition, not trend. Our grandparents may have grown up on farms, but today, more people than ever are city dwellers and must actively seek reconnection with the land and nature.

Resilient gardening practices can serve to bridge our collective past with a greener, more equitable future. The Wilbur A. Levin Keynote Address, “Organic: Our Origins, Our Stories,” will be delivered by Onika Abraham, Director of Farm School NYC.

Register the day of the event to secure space in workshops and at keynote address. For more information, please visit the Brooklyn Botanic Garden website.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Brooklyn Botanic Garden

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B010 Brooklyn Botanic Garden 2015-03-14 2015-03-14 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.6691, -73.9622 Fri, 13 Mar 2015 12:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Seasonal Explorers: Magical March]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/14/seasonal-explorers-magical-march http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/14/seasonal-explorers-magical-march Date: March 14, 2015

Celebrate the start of the spring season by joining the Greenbelt staff for some fun-filled activities, crafts, stories, and hikes (weather permitting). This mini-series will consist of three Saturdays morning sessions and are suitable for ages 5 to 7 years old, accompanied by a chaperone. Join us for one week or all three. Registration and pre-payment required.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 10:45 am

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2015-03-14 2015-03-14 10:00 am 10:45 am 40.5884, -74.1391 Wed, 18 Mar 2015 12:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC Body Sculpting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/14/shape-up-nyc-body-sculpting http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/14/shape-up-nyc-body-sculpting Date: March 14, 2015

This total body workout addresses muscle strength and endurance while keeping the heart rate up to burn calories. Enjoy fun, continuous movement to great music.

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 2015-03-14 2015-03-14 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:13 EST
<![CDATA[ESL Advanced Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/14/esl-advanced http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/14/esl-advanced Date: March 14, 2015

The focus of this class will be on sharpening English language speaking, reading comprehension, and writing for Spanish-speaking adults with good conversational writing and reading skills.

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 2015-03-14 2015-03-14 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 19:00:08 EST
<![CDATA[Tai Chi Chuan]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/14/tai-chi-chuan http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/14/tai-chi-chuan Date: March 14, 2015

Quiet like a mountain, moving like a river, Tai Chi is a sequence of gentle movements based on images found in nature. In this beginner-level class, Irving Yee, a member of the William CC Chen Tai Chi School, introduces students to the internal martial arts and promotes an awareness of its benefits. Sessions in March are held indoors.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-03-14 2015-03-14 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.8991, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54f5ea323f00a.jpg Tue, 03 Mar 2015 19:00:08 EST
<![CDATA[The Orchid Show: Chandeliers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/14/the-orchid-show-chandeliers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/14/the-orchid-show-chandeliers Date: March 14, 2015

The elegance of the orchid in all its myriad forms returns to the New York Botanical Garden this year with an aerial display unlike any other.

Explore an expanded showcase of hanging designs inside the Haupt Conservatory before stepping outside to enjoy a complementary schedule of events and activities. Inspired dance performances, poetry, hands-on 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.

Please note: The Garden is open year-round, Tuesday to Sunday, 10 a.m.–6 p.m. (Winter hours: 10 a.m.–5 p.m., mid January–February), and Monday April 6, 2015.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 817-8700

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2015-03-14 2015-03-14 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.8597, -73.8806 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54d10e3534a82.jpg Wed, 18 Mar 2015 12:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Volunteer Event: Forest Restoration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/14/volunteer-event-forest-restoration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/14/volunteer-event-forest-restoration Date: March 14, 2015

Join Greenbelt Natural Resource Team removing invasive plants and restoring trails in High Rock Park. To volunteer for any of our events you must be age 14 and up or be accompanied by an adult. Gloves and tools are provided. Please bring water and a light snack with you.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

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

Location: 200 Nevada Avenue (in High Rock Park)

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R088 High Rock Park 2015-03-14 2015-03-14 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.5845, -74.1251 Wed, 04 Mar 2015 18:00:08 EST
<![CDATA[Volunteer Garden Clean-Up Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/14/volunteer-garden-cleanup-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/14/volunteer-garden-cleanup-day Date: March 14, 2015

Roll up your sleeves and don your gardening gloves to help us make the grounds of Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum look beautiful again after winter’s weather! Light breakfast available. Please bring gloves and wear boots.

Rain (or snow!) date: Saturday, March 21. Registration requested at (718) 885-1461 or info@bpmm.org.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 885-1461

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2015-03-14 2015-03-14 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8719, -73.8055 Wed, 04 Mar 2015 18:00:08 EST
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Stylish Seed Pots]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/14/family-art-project-stylish-seed-pots http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/14/family-art-project-stylish-seed-pots Date: March 14, 2015

With spring fast approaching, we need pots for planting! Take an ordinary terracotta pot and make it into something fantastic by adding beads, tiles, buttons, ribbons and other odds and ends. Then, add some soil and a seed, and don’t forget to water! Free, and admission to the grounds is free until noon.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-03-14 2015-03-14 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8987, -73.9125 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54f5e57bf1edc.jpg Wed, 04 Mar 2015 18:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Family Birdwatching]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/14/family-birdwatching http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/14/family-birdwatching Date: March 14, 2015

Looking for a fun way to spend time with your family outdoors? Join the Prospect Park Alliance for its monthly family birdwatching tours. 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: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-03-14 2015-03-14 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.6607, -73.9654 Tue, 06 Jan 2015 15:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Fire Making Skills]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/14/fire-making-skills http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/14/fire-making-skills Date: March 14, 2015

Our Urban Park Rangers are skilled in the techniques and development of diverse outdoor skills Learn tips and tricks that will enhance your knowledge of the natural world, and might just save your life.

Fire is mankind's greatest discovery. Learn primitive and modern methods for making fire safely and responsibly while exploring the great outdoors. All programs are family friendly, but are recommended for ages 8 years and older.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

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

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2015-03-14 2015-03-14 11:00 am 40.7428, -73.7359 Wed, 24 Dec 2014 18:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Ranger's Choice Nature Photography Winter Woods]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/14/rangers-choice-nature-photography-winter-woods http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/14/rangers-choice-nature-photography-winter-woods Date: March 14, 2015

Each season we feature some of the Rangers' favorite Weekend Adventure experiences. Bring your camera and get inspired by the powerful images of nature in winter.

Registration is required. To register visit www.nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Wednesday, March 4th.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: High Rock Park

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R088 High Rock Park 2015-03-14 2015-03-14 11:00 am 40.5828, -74.1241 Mon, 15 Dec 2014 14:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[ESL Intermediate Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/14/esl-intermediate http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/14/esl-intermediate Date: March 14, 2015

Spanish-speaking adults will learn the basic structure of reading and writing English from a certified ESL instructor.

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-03-14 2015-03-14 11:30 am 12:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 19:00:10 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: North Woods]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/14/central-park-tour-north-woods http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/14/central-park-tour-north-woods Date: March 14, 2015

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 of tumbling waterfalls, rustic bridges, and picturesque pools, led by Central Park Conservancy guides.

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

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2015-03-14 2015-03-14 12:00 pm 1:30 pm 40.7968, -73.9515 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54f0d48bd4d01.jpg Tue, 03 Mar 2015 19:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Exhibit: Sacred to the Memory: The 150th Anniversary of the Death of Seabury Tredwell]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/14/exhibition-sacred-to-the-memory-the-150th-anniversary-of-the-death-of-seabury-tredwell http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/14/exhibition-sacred-to-the-memory-the-150th-anniversary-of-the-death-of-seabury-tredwell Date: March 14, 2015

This year marks the 150th anniversary of the death of Seabury Tredwell, the patriarch of the family who lived at 29 East 4th Street for nearly 100 years. Come pay your last respects as we celebrate the life (and commemorate the death) of one of New York’s oldest and most respected merchants.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 777-1089

Location: Merchant's House Museum

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M318 Merchant's House Museum 2015-03-14 2015-03-14 12:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.7277, -73.9923 Thu, 19 Feb 2015 18:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Introduction to Bird Watching]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/14/introduction-to-bird-watching http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/14/introduction-to-bird-watching Date: March 14, 2015

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: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-03-14 2015-03-14 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 Wed, 18 Mar 2015 13:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Hands-on History: You've Got Mail!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/14/handson-history-youve-got-mail http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/14/handson-history-youve-got-mail Date: March 14, 2015

Write a letter with a quill and ink, just like Rufus King! Hear a true story about a dog that helped postal workers in the 19th century. Take a museum tour and see a mailbox used in Jamaica 200 years ago.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 206-0545 x13

Location: King Manor Museum (in Rufus King Park)

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Q023 Rufus King Park 2015-03-14 2015-03-14 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.703, -73.8037 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54c918e58167d.jpg Thu, 29 Jan 2015 16:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Citizenship Classes for Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/14/citizenship-classes-for-adults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/14/citizenship-classes-for-adults Date: March 14, 2015

In this class, students will review sample citizenship questions as well as practice English comprehension, pronunciation, and listening skills.

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-03-14 2015-03-14 12:30 pm 1:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 19:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Soundview II: Historic Walking Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/14/soundview-ii-walking-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/14/soundview-ii-walking-tour Date: March 14, 2015

The community of Soundview today comprises of the immediate area across the Bronx River in the southeastern part of the borough, dubbed “The Gateway of the East Bronx” in the first part of this walking tour in 2012.

Soundview today is a thriving community of ethnic groups and commercial verve. Join Bronx County Historical Society Educator Angel Hernandez on a historic stroll through Soundview as he points out historic sites, as well as the present attractions of the area.

This tour meets at the foot of the Bronx-bound #6 Whitlock Avenue subway station staircase.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 881-8900

Location: Whitlock Avenue Train station

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2015-03-14 2015-03-14 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.8277, -73.8861 Fri, 23 Jan 2015 16:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Women in Comics Panel & Justice Woman Screening]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/14/women-in-comics-panel-justice-woman-screening-womens-history-month http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/14/women-in-comics-panel-justice-woman-screening-womens-history-month Date: March 14, 2015

Join Regine Sawyer in her panel discussion celebrating Women's History Month and women's contribution to comics, film, animation, cosplay, and publishing.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-03-14 2015-03-14 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 04 Mar 2015 18:00:08 EST
<![CDATA[Le Petit Zen Art - Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/14/le-petit-zen-artadults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/14/le-petit-zen-artadults Date: March 14, 2015

Participants (16 years old - adult) will create small works of art utilizing multiple mediums.

Works will be created on surfaces measuring 4"x6" or less, utilizing, both conventional and non-conventional materials.

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-03-14 2015-03-14 1:30 pm 3:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 04 Dec 2014 11:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Paper Arts & Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/14/paper-arts-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/14/paper-arts-crafts Date: March 14, 2015

Participants of all ages have fun creating paper arts and crafts. Projects may include origami, kirigami, decoupage, and collage.

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 2015-03-14 2015-03-14 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Tue, 06 Jan 2015 13:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Terrarium Gardening Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/14/terrarium-gardening-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/14/terrarium-gardening-workshop Date: March 14, 2015

Don't have a garden or greenhouse? Tiny ferns and other tropical plants thrive in the humid conditions of an enclosed glass jar as if in their own miniature greenhouse. Design and plant your own fanciful landscape in a glass jar with a selection of diminutive plants, perfect for home or office. Assistant Director of Public Programs Laurel Rimmer provides plants, materials. and technical assistance. Ages eight and older welcome with an adult.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-03-14 2015-03-14 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.8987, -73.9125 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54f5e9675986f.jpg Wed, 04 Mar 2015 18:00:08 EST
<![CDATA[Union Square: Crossroads of New York Walking Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/14/union-square-crossroads-of-new-york-walking-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/14/union-square-crossroads-of-new-york-walking-tour Date: March 14, 2015

The Union Square Partnership teamed with Big Onion Walking Tours to create a free, 90-minute walking tour Saturdaysentitled Union Square: Crossroads of New York. The tour departs from the Abraham Lincoln Statue located along the 16th Street transverse. With the help of a tour guide, you will explore the social and political history of the Union Square neighborhood through discussions of the people, history, architecture, and forces that have shaped this community. Reservations are not required for individuals, but are required for groups.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 517-1826

Location: Abraham Lincoln Statue (in Union Square Park)

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M089 Union Square Park 2015-03-14 2015-03-14 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.7363, -73.9901 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54cfe899a5d4d.jpg Tue, 14 Apr 2015 16:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Belvedere's Kingdom]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/14/central-park-tour-belvederes-kingdom http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/14/central-park-tour-belvederes-kingdom Date: March 14, 2015

Completed in 1872, Belvedere Castle offers grand views of the landscape it dominates just west of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Join Central Park Conservancy guides on this tour of the area's best-loved attractions, including Belvedere Castle, the Great Lawn, Turtle Pond, and the 3,500-year-old Obelisk, commonly known as Cleopatra’s Needle.

The tour route involves moderate inclines and a few stairs. Tour starts and ends at Belvedere Castle (mid-Park at 79th Street)

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

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

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Belvedere Castle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-03-14 2015-03-14 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.7793, -73.9691 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/530fef2612e4a.jpg Tue, 03 Mar 2015 19:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Children’s Garden Family Day at Queens Botanical Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/14/childrens-garden-family-day-at-qbg-sponsored-by-hsbc http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/14/childrens-garden-family-day-at-qbg-sponsored-by-hsbc Date: March 14, 2015

Get a taste of the HSBC Children’s Garden program as we plant seeds while learning about gardening and the environment. Plus, have a chance to register early for the Spring Session which begins on April 4.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-03-14 2015-03-14 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54d1117fd2d4d.jpg Tue, 17 Feb 2015 19:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Remembering Yesterday: Queens and Its World's Fairs]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/14/remembering-yesterday-queens-and-its-worlds-fairs http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/14/remembering-yesterday-queens-and-its-worlds-fairs Date: March 14, 2015

Remembering is both a collective and a personal activity. In this exhibition, both are on display in relation to two World’s Fairs that took place in Flushing, Queens in 1939/40 and 1964/65. Within this exhibition, collective memory is represented by shared experiences of the Fairs and personal memory by the memorabilia drawn from the collections of people who attended and fondly recall the Fairs. While these Fairs were global in scope, their attendees were overwhelmingly local, many residing in Queens. All items on display in the exhibition have either been donated or loaned to the Queens Historical Society by those residents of Queens who attended the Fairs.

Open Tuesdays, Saturdays and Sundays, 2:30 – 4:30 pm. Through May 31, 2015.

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 2015-03-14 2015-03-14 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.7637, -73.824 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/539f45af106a7.jpg Fri, 17 Apr 2015 17:00:13 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition Opening & Open House]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/14/exhibition-opening-open-house http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/14/exhibition-opening-open-house Date: March 14, 2015

The Alice Austen House’s 30th Anniversary Exhibition, Becoming Clear Comfort: History of a Landmark, brings to light the history of the museum’s National and New York City Landmark building, tracing its path from one-room Dutch farmhouse in the 1690s, to Victorian Gothic cottage and home to early American photographer Alice Austen (1866-1952), to protected landmark, to public museum.

Join us to celebrate the history and legacy of Clear Comfort with tours of the public and private spaces of the home. .

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-4506 x10

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

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R117 Alice Austen Park 2015-03-14 2015-03-14 3:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.6146, -74.0631 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54f88d2800a13.jpg Thu, 05 Mar 2015 13:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[The Night Sky]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/14/the-night-sky http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/14/the-night-sky Date: March 14, 2015

Our Urban Park Rangers will be your guides to the solar system, discussing the science, history, and folklore of the universe. Night Sky programs highlight the history and folklore of the solar system, using the naked eye to locate stars and planets.

Bring your walking shoes as we hike up to the Overlook to get closer to the stars.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

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

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2015-03-14 2015-03-14 5:00 pm 40.8701, -73.9211 Tue, 06 Jan 2015 15:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[At the Tredwells’ Table: Cooking Demonstration and Tasting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/14/at-the-tredwells-table-cooking-demonstration-and-tasting http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/14/at-the-tredwells-table-cooking-demonstration-and-tasting Date: March 14, 2015

Since ancient times, Irish cooking has been a simple, hearty cuisine full of tradition and strong ties to the land. Throughout the turbulent tale of Irish history, Irish cooking and its star ingredient, the potato, have taken culinary hard knocks, yet the cuisine emerges triumphant in its ability to coax exceptional flavor from natural ingredients with the simplest of preparations.

In celebration of the Tredwells’ Irish servants, we will examine the true history of Irish food and its well-deserved and celebrated modern renaissance. Professionally trained chef and Merchant’s House tour guide Carl Raymond offers a discussion of Irish cooking over the past 400 years with a focus on the 19th century and the lives of the Irish servants who once worked in the Merchant’s House, as well as a cooking demonstration and tasting. Two of Ireland’s classic dishes will be prepared: a rich Colcannon soup with potato and cabbage and an authentic meat and Guinness stew. In addition, modern culinary tips and techniques on preparing these classic dishes will be demonstrated. The presentation will take place in the original kitchen where the servants worked and will be accompanied by a choice of Guinness or wine. Each guest will receive a recipe booklet to take home.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 777-1089

Location: Merchant's House Museum

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M318 Merchant's House Museum 2015-03-14 2015-03-14 6:30 pm 40.7277, -73.9923 Mon, 09 Mar 2015 13:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[United Airlines NYC Half]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/15/united-airlines-nyc-half http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/15/united-airlines-nyc-half Date: March 15, 2015

The 2015 United Airlines NYC Half will take runners from around the city and the globe on a 13.1-mile tour of NYC.

Led by a talent-packed roster of American and international elites, runners will stop traffic in Manhattan, from Central Park through Times Square to South Street Seaport!

The United Airlines NYC Half is a part of NYRR's Five-Borough Series: Run New York. Five Boroughs. One City.

Start time: 7:30 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Central Park

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M010 Central Park 2015-03-15 2015-03-15 7:30 am 40.7796, -73.9694 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54d28660c9f37.jpg Wed, 18 Feb 2015 17:00:16 EST
<![CDATA[New York Road Runners Times Square Kids' Run at the United Airlines NYC Half]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/15/nyrr-times-square-kids-run-at-the-united-airlines-nyc-half http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/15/nyrr-times-square-kids-run-at-the-united-airlines-nyc-half Date: March 15, 2015

The first-ever New York Road Runners Times Square Kids' Run at the United Airlines NYC Half will give kids a chance to stop traffic in Times Square while they run a thrilling 1500 meters (nearly a mile) in one of New York City's most iconic venues! All kids will receive an official NYRR Times Square Kids' Run at the United Airlines NYC Half souvenir.

The event will be staged in three age groups: 7-10 years, 11-13 years, and 14-18 years. Join us for an unforgettable race!

Start time: 8:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Father Duffy Square

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M093 Father Duffy Square 2015-03-15 2015-03-15 8:00 am 40.7591, -73.985 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54f0bb2d7803f.jpg Fri, 27 Feb 2015 18:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[2014 Emerging Artist Fellowship Exhibition at Socrates Sculpture Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/15/eaf14-2014-emerging-artist-fellowship-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/15/eaf14-2014-emerging-artist-fellowship-exhibition Date: March 15, 2015

The annual Emerging Artist Fellowship (EAF) Exhibition is a cornerstone of Socrates Sculpture Park’s visual arts programming and is widely acclaimed for the ambition, breadth, and innovation of the works on view. Featuring fifteen artists, EAF14 is a survey of the compelling and diverse state of sculpture today.

Each EAF14 artist has engaged with the larger narrative of public space in a dynamic and daring way, building upon Socrates Sculpture Park’s goal to present socially aware, inspiring art in the public realm. EAF14 artists were selected through a highly competitive process that attracted a broad field of nearly 300 candidates, reviewed by the park’s curatorial advisors Anne Barlow (Executive Director, Art in General) and Joe Sheftel (Joe Sheftel Gallery, New York). Selected EAF14 artists were awarded a 2014 Emerging Artist Fellowship, including 24/7 access to the park’s outdoor studio and facilities, as well as the financial, technical, and curatorial support to realize his or her most ambitious work possible.

Image credit: Jordan Griska. Dolos. 2014 Emerging Artist Fellowship Exhibition, Socrates Sculpture Park (Queens, 2014). Photo: Nate Dorr.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: Katie Denny Horowitz

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2015-03-15 2015-03-15 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7687, -73.9369 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54b55480939aa.JPG Tue, 13 Jan 2015 18:00:14 EST
<![CDATA[Art In the Garden: Paul Lin & Botanical Therapeutic Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/15/art-in-the-garden-paul-lin-botanical-therapeutic-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/15/art-in-the-garden-paul-lin-botanical-therapeutic-art Date: March 15, 2015

Blending fine art and traditional crafts, Lin explores natural materials, transforming them into stunning landscapes and portraits. Watch for news about an art workshop and closing reception in the Spring Calendar and on our website

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-03-15 2015-03-15 9:00 am 4:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Mon, 15 Dec 2014 18:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[The Orchid Show: Chandeliers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/15/the-orchid-show-chandeliers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/15/the-orchid-show-chandeliers Date: March 15, 2015

The elegance of the orchid in all its myriad forms returns to the New York Botanical Garden this year with an aerial display unlike any other.

Explore an expanded showcase of hanging designs inside the Haupt Conservatory before stepping outside to enjoy a complementary schedule of events and activities. Inspired dance performances, poetry, hands-on 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.

Please note: The Garden is open year-round, Tuesday to Sunday, 10 a.m.–6 p.m. (Winter hours: 10 a.m.–5 p.m., mid January–February), and Monday April 6, 2015.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 817-8700

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2015-03-15 2015-03-15 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.8597, -73.8806 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54d10e3534a82.jpg Wed, 18 Mar 2015 12:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Stylish Seed Pots]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/15/family-art-project-stylish-seed-pots http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/15/family-art-project-stylish-seed-pots Date: March 15, 2015

With spring fast approaching, we need pots for planting! Take an ordinary terracotta pot and make it into something fantastic by adding beads, tiles, buttons, ribbons and other odds and ends. Then, add some soil and a seed, and don’t forget to water! Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-03-15 2015-03-15 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8987, -73.9125 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54f5e5a2bf00d.jpg Wed, 04 Mar 2015 18:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Hatha Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/15/hatha-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/15/hatha-yoga Date: March 15, 2015

Reduce stress, increase your energy and bring strength and flexibility to mind, body and spirit with a yoga practice. Classes are led by Yoga for Bliss director Neem Dewji and other certified instructors. Ms. Dewji is certified in Hatha and Therapeutic Yoga from The Yoga for Health Foundation, England, and The Integral Yoga Institute, NYC. All levels welcome. Sessions in March are held indoors.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:15 am

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-03-15 2015-03-15 10:00 am 11:15 am 40.8991, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54f5eab7448d3.jpg Tue, 03 Mar 2015 19:00:07 EST
<![CDATA[Youth Wheelchair Basketball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/15/youth-wheelchair-basketball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/15/youth-wheelchair-basketball Date: March 15, 2015

NYC Parks' Chelsea Recreation Center is starting a new sports program for children with physical disabilities ages 6-21. Come out and learn to play wheelchair basketball with the New York Rollin' Fury! There are sportschairs available for use at Chelsea Recreation Center, if needed.

For more information, contact Emmanuel Diaz at Emmanuel.Diaz@parks.nyc.gov or (212) 255-3705.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 255-3705

Location: Chelsea Recreation Center

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M260 Chelsea Recreation Center 2015-03-15 2015-03-15 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.7483, -74.0022 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:57 EST
<![CDATA[Nature Exploration Hike]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/15/nature-exploration-hike-light http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/15/nature-exploration-hike-light Date: March 15, 2015

Our Urban Park Ranger hiking guides will introduce you to the hidden gems of New York City. On our hikes, you may explore nature, discover our city’s urban forests, or just unplug form the world to clear your head. Hiking programs feature intensity levels ranging from light (a leisurely stroll on mostly paved paths), to moderate, to vigorous. This will be a light hike.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Albert H. Mauro Playground (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2015-03-15 2015-03-15 11:00 am 40.7227, -73.827 Wed, 24 Dec 2014 18:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Meditation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/15/meditation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/15/meditation Date: March 15, 2015

Let nature inspire you to find your center and reconnect with your true self using guided mindfulness and other meditation practices. Each session, led by Yoga for Bliss director Neem Dewji and other qualified instructors, includes instruction in simple techniques, followed by guided meditations. Sessions are held indoors. All levels welcome.

Start time: 11:45 am

End time: 12:45 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-03-15 2015-03-15 11:45 am 12:45 pm 40.8991, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54f5ebe89f3fe.jpg Wed, 04 Mar 2015 18:00:08 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/15/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/15/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour Date: March 15, 2015

Travel past the Pond and Gapstow Bridge, and on to the Dairy, with this tour of southern Park highlights led by Central Park Conservancy tour guides.

The tour route involves moderate inclines and some stairs. Tour starts inside the Park at 61st Street and Fifth Avenue

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 12:45 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

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

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M010 Central Park 2015-03-15 2015-03-15 12:00 pm 12:45 pm 40.7655, -73.9722 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54f4c41408d16.jpg Mon, 02 Mar 2015 18:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Exhibit: Sacred to the Memory: The 150th Anniversary of the Death of Seabury Tredwell]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/15/exhibition-sacred-to-the-memory-the-150th-anniversary-of-the-death-of-seabury-tredwell http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/15/exhibition-sacred-to-the-memory-the-150th-anniversary-of-the-death-of-seabury-tredwell Date: March 15, 2015

This year marks the 150th anniversary of the death of Seabury Tredwell, the patriarch of the family who lived at 29 East 4th Street for nearly 100 years. Come pay your last respects as we celebrate the life (and commemorate the death) of one of New York’s oldest and most respected merchants.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 777-1089

Location: Merchant's House Museum

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M318 Merchant's House Museum 2015-03-15 2015-03-15 12:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.7277, -73.9923 Thu, 19 Feb 2015 18:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[St. Patrick’s Day Celebration: A Tribute to the Tredwells’ Irish Servants]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/15/st-patricks-day-celebration-a-tribute-to-the-tredwells-irish-servants http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/15/st-patricks-day-celebration-a-tribute-to-the-tredwells-irish-servants Date: March 15, 2015

Join us for a walking tour, In the Footsteps of Bridget Murphy, and a backstairs look at the Merchant’s House, “arguably the oldest intact site of Irish habitation in New York City” according to Time Out New York. Come climb the narrow staircase to the newly restored fourth-floor servants’ quarters and see where the Tredwells’ four Irish servants lived and did some of their work. You’ll learn why it would have been impossible to run a home like the Merchant’s House without them.

Included with regular admission. Reservations not required.

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 777-1089

Location: Merchant's House Museum

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M318 Merchant's House Museum 2015-03-15 2015-03-15 12:30 pm 40.7277, -73.9923 Mon, 09 Mar 2015 13:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Ranger's Choice: Camp Cooking 101]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/15/rangers-choice-camp-cooking-101 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/15/rangers-choice-camp-cooking-101 Date: March 15, 2015

Each season we feature some of the Rangers' favorite Weekend Adventure experiences.

Become a campfire foodie! Learn the basics of camp etiquette, how to set up a campfire, and make a meal with a Dutch Oven.

Participants are chosen by lottery. To enter your name in the lottery, please visit www.nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Wednesday, March 4th

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 548-0912

Location: Van Cortlandt Park

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2015-03-15 2015-03-15 1:00 pm 40.8916, -73.8929 Mon, 15 Dec 2014 14:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Leprechaun Hike]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/15/leprechaun-hike http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/15/leprechaun-hike Date: March 15, 2015

Join the Greenbelt educators as they search for elusive leprechauns and their pots of gold in this St. Patrick’s Day hike.

Dress appropriately for hiking. This hike is approximately one mile and is suitable for children ages 7 and up.

Registration is required.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2015-03-15 2015-03-15 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.5884, -74.1391 Mon, 09 Mar 2015 13:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Wave Hill Garden Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/15/garden-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/15/garden-highlights-walk Date: March 15, 2015

Join us for an hour-long tour of seasonal garden highlights. Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-03-15 2015-03-15 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.8991, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54f5e744db5e4.jpg Wed, 04 Mar 2015 17:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Northern Forts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/15/central-park-tour-northern-forts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/15/central-park-tour-northern-forts Date: March 15, 2015

History buffs will love this exploration of the Fort Landscape in the northern part of Central Park. Join Central Park Conservancy guides to visit sites that played important strategic roles in the American Revolution and the War of 1812.

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

Space is limited; Space is limited; advance ticket purchase recommended. Please arrive at the meeting location 15 minutes before the start of the tour to allow time for check-in. Out of consideration for other guests we cannot accommodate those arriving after the start time.

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

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2015-03-15 2015-03-15 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.7968, -73.9515 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54f4b7ad89471.JPG Tue, 03 Mar 2015 19:00:07 EST
<![CDATA[Concert: Ray Vega Latin Jazz Quintet]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/15/concert-ray-vega-latin-jazz-quintet http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/15/concert-ray-vega-latin-jazz-quintet Date: March 15, 2015

Trumpeter Ray Vega is a South Bronx native. He brings his Latin Jazz ensemble back to Wave Hill with a mix of his own works and his unique take on standard tunes.

Described by JAZZIZ Magazine as “…a dean of golden tones and elegant, melody-respecting improvisational development,” Ray Vega has performed with such legendary figures as Tito Puente, Mongo Santamaria, Lionel Hampton, and Paquito D’Rivera.

Registration is required. Please register here.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-03-15 2015-03-15 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.8987, -73.9125 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54f5edc718c32.jpg Thu, 05 Mar 2015 12:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Remembering Yesterday: Queens and Its World's Fairs]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/15/remembering-yesterday-queens-and-its-worlds-fairs http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/15/remembering-yesterday-queens-and-its-worlds-fairs Date: March 15, 2015

Remembering is both a collective and a personal activity. In this exhibition, both are on display in relation to two World’s Fairs that took place in Flushing, Queens in 1939/40 and 1964/65. Within this exhibition, collective memory is represented by shared experiences of the Fairs and personal memory by the memorabilia drawn from the collections of people who attended and fondly recall the Fairs. While these Fairs were global in scope, their attendees were overwhelmingly local, many residing in Queens. All items on display in the exhibition have either been donated or loaned to the Queens Historical Society by those residents of Queens who attended the Fairs.

Open Tuesdays, Saturdays and Sundays, 2:30 – 4:30 pm. Through May 31, 2015.

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 2015-03-15 2015-03-15 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.7637, -73.824 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/539f45af106a7.jpg Fri, 17 Apr 2015 17:00:13 EDT
<![CDATA[Winter Chamber Music at Bartow-Pell]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/15/winter-chamber-music-at-bartowpell http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/15/winter-chamber-music-at-bartowpell Date: March 15, 2015

To celebrate Women’s History Month, we present Siren Baroque, an all-female ensemble performing works by all-female 17th-century composers.

Start time: 4:30 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 885-1461

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2015-03-15 2015-03-15 4:30 pm 40.8705, -73.8109 Wed, 24 Dec 2014 18:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[2014 Emerging Artist Fellowship Exhibition at Socrates Sculpture Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/16/eaf14-2014-emerging-artist-fellowship-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/16/eaf14-2014-emerging-artist-fellowship-exhibition Date: March 16, 2015

The annual Emerging Artist Fellowship (EAF) Exhibition is a cornerstone of Socrates Sculpture Park’s visual arts programming and is widely acclaimed for the ambition, breadth, and innovation of the works on view. Featuring fifteen artists, EAF14 is a survey of the compelling and diverse state of sculpture today.

Each EAF14 artist has engaged with the larger narrative of public space in a dynamic and daring way, building upon Socrates Sculpture Park’s goal to present socially aware, inspiring art in the public realm. EAF14 artists were selected through a highly competitive process that attracted a broad field of nearly 300 candidates, reviewed by the park’s curatorial advisors Anne Barlow (Executive Director, Art in General) and Joe Sheftel (Joe Sheftel Gallery, New York). Selected EAF14 artists were awarded a 2014 Emerging Artist Fellowship, including 24/7 access to the park’s outdoor studio and facilities, as well as the financial, technical, and curatorial support to realize his or her most ambitious work possible.

Image credit: Jordan Griska. Dolos. 2014 Emerging Artist Fellowship Exhibition, Socrates Sculpture Park (Queens, 2014). Photo: Nate Dorr.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: Katie Denny Horowitz

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2015-03-16 2015-03-16 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7687, -73.9369 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54b55480939aa.JPG Tue, 13 Jan 2015 18:00:14 EST
<![CDATA[Art Exhibit: Conserving Our City of Nature: The Artwork of Alan Messer]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/16/exhibition-conserving-our-city-of-nature-the-artwork-of-alan-messer http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/16/exhibition-conserving-our-city-of-nature-the-artwork-of-alan-messer Date: March 16, 2015

Many New Yorkers are unaware of the 350 species of wild birds—almost a third of all bird species in North America—that live in or pass through New York City each year. Artist Alan Messer skillfully captures many, from exquisite migrating blackburnian warblers in Central Park’s ramble to a Northern Harrier scanning the vast marshes of Jamaica Bay. Conserving Our City of Nature: The Artwork of Alan Messer presented by NYC Audubon reveals over 30 of Messer’s detailed paintings, illustrations, and field sketches of New York City's avian wildlife and habitats, offering a view of NYC Audubon's conservation mission through an artistic eye.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-03-16 2015-03-16 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54da6b97eadaf.jpg Tue, 17 Feb 2015 19:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Art In the Garden: Paul Lin & Botanical Therapeutic Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/16/art-in-the-garden-paul-lin-botanical-therapeutic-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/16/art-in-the-garden-paul-lin-botanical-therapeutic-art Date: March 16, 2015

Blending fine art and traditional crafts, Lin explores natural materials, transforming them into stunning landscapes and portraits. Watch for news about an art workshop and closing reception in the Spring Calendar and on our website

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-03-16 2015-03-16 9:00 am 4:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Mon, 15 Dec 2014 18:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: The Lives of Hamilton Fish Art Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/16/arts-culture-fun-the-lives-of-hamilton-fish-art-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/16/arts-culture-fun-the-lives-of-hamilton-fish-art-exhibition Date: March 16, 2015

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

The Arts, Culture & Fun series presents The Lives of Hamilton Fish.

- Art Exhibit March 2 - 31, 2015

- Film Screening March 28, 2015

On January 16, 1936 the deaths of two famous men were printed on the front page of the Peekskill Evening Star. The two men shared the name Hamilton Fish. One was a notorious killer Hamilton "Albert" Fish and the other, Hamilton Fish II, a beloved statesman. This coincidence was discovered by artist Rachel Mason who was inspired to create an opera and feature film called The Lives of Hamilton Fish.

Scenes in the film were shot at historic sites in New York State and amazingly, The Hamilton Fish Recreation Center was completed in 1936, the same year that the two men died. To coincide with the film's New York City debut which will happen in March 2015, The Hamilton Fish Recreation Center will present a special exhibition of Mason's storyboard sketches, props, paintings and research.

In addition to the exhibition, the center will host a screening on Saturday, March 28 at 3:00 p.m.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 387-7687

Location: Hamilton Fish Recreation Center

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2015-03-16 2015-03-16 9:00 am 9:00 pm 40.7198, -73.9818 Thu, 26 Feb 2015 17:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Native Ensemble: Artists Chronicle Staten Island's Natural Spaces]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/16/native-ensemble-artists-chronicle-staten-islands-natural-spaces http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/16/native-ensemble-artists-chronicle-staten-islands-natural-spaces Date: March 16, 2015

NYC Parks is pleased to present the exhibition: “Native Ensemble: Artists Chronicle Staten Island’s Natural Spaces”, featuring local Staten Island artists that will run from February 13 – March 29, 2015, with an opening reception on Thursday, February 12th from 7-9 p.m. in the Lenape Gallery at the Conference House Park Visitor Center. The exhibition is curated by Sarah Yuster.

The eight artists featured in the show: David DiLillo, Ann Marie McDonnell, Michael McWeeney, Gail Middleton, Bill Murphy, Kristi Pfister, Melissa West and Sarah Yuster will present inspired 2-D and 3-D works created in a variety of art mediums that explore Staten Island’s natural elements and open spaces in conventional and unconventional techniques. Allusions to the human narrative in these works give way in an effort to shape the poetic and elusive concept of time and nature.

Lenape Gallery hours are Tuesday – Friday 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., and Saturday, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. For additional information please contact Frank Gessner at (718) 227-1463.

Image: Gail Middleton, Raritan Bay: View from the Conference House

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 2015-03-16 2015-03-16 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.5026, -74.2518 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54ca6156371aa.jpg Tue, 10 Feb 2015 11:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Exhibit: Sacred to the Memory: The 150th Anniversary of the Death of Seabury Tredwell]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/16/exhibition-sacred-to-the-memory-the-150th-anniversary-of-the-death-of-seabury-tredwell http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/16/exhibition-sacred-to-the-memory-the-150th-anniversary-of-the-death-of-seabury-tredwell Date: March 16, 2015

This year marks the 150th anniversary of the death of Seabury Tredwell, the patriarch of the family who lived at 29 East 4th Street for nearly 100 years. Come pay your last respects as we celebrate the life (and commemorate the death) of one of New York’s oldest and most respected merchants.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 777-1089

Location: Merchant's House Museum

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M318 Merchant's House Museum 2015-03-16 2015-03-16 12:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.7277, -73.9923 Thu, 19 Feb 2015 18:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Adapted Swim Program for People with Disabilities at Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/16/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/16/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities Date: March 16, 2015

The Adapted Aquatics program offers aquatic exercise therapy that ranges from gentle water walking to aerobic-type exercise which improves range of motion, felxibility, mobilty, muscle tone, coordination, focus and strength. It also offers swim instruction that focuses on becoming comfortable in the water and learning basic swimming and safety skills.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 760-6969 ext. 0

Location: Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center

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M063 Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center 2015-03-16 2015-03-16 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.7715, -73.9885 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:18 EST
<![CDATA[Sit Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/16/sit-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/16/sit-aerobics Date: March 16, 2015

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

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

Start time: 2:15 pm

End time: 3:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 387-7687

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

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M033 Hamilton Fish Park 2015-03-16 2015-03-16 2:15 pm 3:15 pm 40.7198, -73.9818 Mon, 16 Mar 2015 14:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[National Multiple Sclerosis Society: Southern New York Chapter Level 2 Wellness Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/16/national-multiple-sclerosis-society-southern-new-york-chapter-level-2-wellness-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/16/national-multiple-sclerosis-society-southern-new-york-chapter-level-2-wellness-class Date: March 16, 2015

Level 2 programs are for those who want to focus on a more advanced fitness regimen. These exercises are done from a standing position or while lying on the floor or mat. These activities are minimally modified and you must be able to move from a standing position to the floor or mat independently.

Our wellness programs are a 22 to 24-week format, and incorporate a holistic approach to promote wellness of mind, body and spirit. Classes will employ similar modalities of movement like yoga, Pilates and aerobic exercise. Guest classes on Reiki, stress management, tai chi and other subjects will provide an enhanced, comprehensive experience for all participants. All classes are designed to tone and strengthen muscles, with a focus on strength and cardiovascular fitness. Light weights and exercise bands are often used.

Register here.

Start time: 6:15 pm

End time: 7:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 453-3247

Location: McCarren Play Center (in McCarren Park)

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B058 McCarren Park 2015-03-16 2015-03-16 6:15 pm 7:15 pm 40.7201, -73.95 Mon, 16 Mar 2015 14:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/17/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/17/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park2 Date: March 17, 2015

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 2015-03-17 2015-03-17 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.8606, -73.9338 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5395c8d750ccf.jpg Fri, 13 Mar 2015 11:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Latinos In Comics Exhibiton]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/17/latinos-in-comics-exhibiton http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/17/latinos-in-comics-exhibiton Date: March 17, 2015

Over fifty pieces of work by Latinos in the comic book industry will be on display at the Poe Park Visitor Center.

This group has a huge following in the world of Comic Con and cosplay. The exhibit, curated by Ray Felix of the Bronx Heroes Comic Con, features daily screenings of Zorro films from the golden age serials to the contemporaty silver screen.

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 2015-03-17 2015-03-17 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54f750e602955.jpg Mon, 23 Mar 2015 14:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Tai Chi for Beginners]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/17/tai-chi-for-beginners http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/17/tai-chi-for-beginners Date: March 17, 2015

Learn basic movements and Tai Chi moves that will improve your balance.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-03-17 2015-03-17 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 12 Mar 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[2014 Emerging Artist Fellowship Exhibition at Socrates Sculpture Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/17/eaf14-2014-emerging-artist-fellowship-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/17/eaf14-2014-emerging-artist-fellowship-exhibition Date: March 17, 2015

The annual Emerging Artist Fellowship (EAF) Exhibition is a cornerstone of Socrates Sculpture Park’s visual arts programming and is widely acclaimed for the ambition, breadth, and innovation of the works on view. Featuring fifteen artists, EAF14 is a survey of the compelling and diverse state of sculpture today.

Each EAF14 artist has engaged with the larger narrative of public space in a dynamic and daring way, building upon Socrates Sculpture Park’s goal to present socially aware, inspiring art in the public realm. EAF14 artists were selected through a highly competitive process that attracted a broad field of nearly 300 candidates, reviewed by the park’s curatorial advisors Anne Barlow (Executive Director, Art in General) and Joe Sheftel (Joe Sheftel Gallery, New York). Selected EAF14 artists were awarded a 2014 Emerging Artist Fellowship, including 24/7 access to the park’s outdoor studio and facilities, as well as the financial, technical, and curatorial support to realize his or her most ambitious work possible.

Image credit: Jordan Griska. Dolos. 2014 Emerging Artist Fellowship Exhibition, Socrates Sculpture Park (Queens, 2014). Photo: Nate Dorr.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: Katie Denny Horowitz

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2015-03-17 2015-03-17 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7687, -73.9369 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54b55480939aa.JPG Tue, 13 Jan 2015 18:00:14 EST
<![CDATA[Art Exhibit: Conserving Our City of Nature: The Artwork of Alan Messer]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/17/exhibition-conserving-our-city-of-nature-the-artwork-of-alan-messer http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/17/exhibition-conserving-our-city-of-nature-the-artwork-of-alan-messer Date: March 17, 2015

Many New Yorkers are unaware of the 350 species of wild birds—almost a third of all bird species in North America—that live in or pass through New York City each year. Artist Alan Messer skillfully captures many, from exquisite migrating blackburnian warblers in Central Park’s ramble to a Northern Harrier scanning the vast marshes of Jamaica Bay. Conserving Our City of Nature: The Artwork of Alan Messer presented by NYC Audubon reveals over 30 of Messer’s detailed paintings, illustrations, and field sketches of New York City's avian wildlife and habitats, offering a view of NYC Audubon's conservation mission through an artistic eye.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-03-17 2015-03-17 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54da6b97eadaf.jpg Tue, 17 Feb 2015 19:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Art In the Garden: Paul Lin & Botanical Therapeutic Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/17/art-in-the-garden-paul-lin-botanical-therapeutic-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/17/art-in-the-garden-paul-lin-botanical-therapeutic-art Date: March 17, 2015

Blending fine art and traditional crafts, Lin explores natural materials, transforming them into stunning landscapes and portraits. Watch for news about an art workshop and closing reception in the Spring Calendar and on our website

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-03-17 2015-03-17 9:00 am 4:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Mon, 15 Dec 2014 18:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: The Lives of Hamilton Fish Art Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/17/arts-culture-fun-the-lives-of-hamilton-fish-art-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/17/arts-culture-fun-the-lives-of-hamilton-fish-art-exhibition Date: March 17, 2015

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

The Arts, Culture & Fun series presents The Lives of Hamilton Fish.

- Art Exhibit March 2 - 31, 2015

- Film Screening March 28, 2015

On January 16, 1936 the deaths of two famous men were printed on the front page of the Peekskill Evening Star. The two men shared the name Hamilton Fish. One was a notorious killer Hamilton "Albert" Fish and the other, Hamilton Fish II, a beloved statesman. This coincidence was discovered by artist Rachel Mason who was inspired to create an opera and feature film called The Lives of Hamilton Fish.

Scenes in the film were shot at historic sites in New York State and amazingly, The Hamilton Fish Recreation Center was completed in 1936, the same year that the two men died. To coincide with the film's New York City debut which will happen in March 2015, The Hamilton Fish Recreation Center will present a special exhibition of Mason's storyboard sketches, props, paintings and research.

In addition to the exhibition, the center will host a screening on Saturday, March 28 at 3:00 p.m.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 387-7687

Location: Hamilton Fish Recreation Center

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2015-03-17 2015-03-17 9:00 am 9:00 pm 40.7198, -73.9818 Thu, 26 Feb 2015 17:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[The Orchid Show: Chandeliers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/17/the-orchid-show-chandeliers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/17/the-orchid-show-chandeliers Date: March 17, 2015

The elegance of the orchid in all its myriad forms returns to the New York Botanical Garden this year with an aerial display unlike any other.

Explore an expanded showcase of hanging designs inside the Haupt Conservatory before stepping outside to enjoy a complementary schedule of events and activities. Inspired dance performances, poetry, hands-on 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.

Please note: The Garden is open year-round, Tuesday to Sunday, 10 a.m.–6 p.m. (Winter hours: 10 a.m.–5 p.m., mid January–February), and Monday April 6, 2015.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 817-8700

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2015-03-17 2015-03-17 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.8597, -73.8806 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54d10e3534a82.jpg Wed, 18 Mar 2015 12:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Native Ensemble: Artists Chronicle Staten Island's Natural Spaces]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/17/native-ensemble-artists-chronicle-staten-islands-natural-spaces http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/17/native-ensemble-artists-chronicle-staten-islands-natural-spaces Date: March 17, 2015

NYC Parks is pleased to present the exhibition: “Native Ensemble: Artists Chronicle Staten Island’s Natural Spaces”, featuring local Staten Island artists that will run from February 13 – March 29, 2015, with an opening reception on Thursday, February 12th from 7-9 p.m. in the Lenape Gallery at the Conference House Park Visitor Center. The exhibition is curated by Sarah Yuster.

The eight artists featured in the show: David DiLillo, Ann Marie McDonnell, Michael McWeeney, Gail Middleton, Bill Murphy, Kristi Pfister, Melissa West and Sarah Yuster will present inspired 2-D and 3-D works created in a variety of art mediums that explore Staten Island’s natural elements and open spaces in conventional and unconventional techniques. Allusions to the human narrative in these works give way in an effort to shape the poetic and elusive concept of time and nature.

Lenape Gallery hours are Tuesday – Friday 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., and Saturday, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. For additional information please contact Frank Gessner at (718) 227-1463.

Image: Gail Middleton, Raritan Bay: View from the Conference House

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 2015-03-17 2015-03-17 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.5026, -74.2518 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54ca6156371aa.jpg Tue, 10 Feb 2015 11:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[St. Patrick's Day Parade]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/17/st-patricks-day-parade http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/17/st-patricks-day-parade Date: March 17, 2015

This annual parade has been held for more than 250 years in honor of the Patron Saint of Ireland and the Archdiocese of New York. The Parade is reviewed from the steps of Saint Patrick's Cathedral by His Eminence, Timothy Cardinal Dolan, Archbishop of New York. This tradition has remained unchanged since the early days of the parade when the Archbishop of New York observed marchers from Old St. Patrick's Cathedral in historic Greenwich Village.

The parade starts at 44th street and marches up Fifth Avenue past St. Patrick's Cathedral at 50th Street all the way up 79th Street and the Irish Historical Society, where the parade finishes around 4:30 - 5:00 pm

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Grand Army Plaza

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2015-03-17 2015-03-17 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7642, -73.973 Thu, 12 Mar 2015 12:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Abs Workout]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/17/abs-work-out http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/17/abs-work-out Date: March 17, 2015

Exercise workout focusing on abs, especially strength training your core

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-03-17 2015-03-17 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:15 EST
<![CDATA[Meditation and Hatha Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/17/meditationtasha-valentin http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/17/meditationtasha-valentin Date: March 17, 2015

Join us and learn some basic Hatha Yoga techniques to initiate relaxation. Learn how to influence changes within our physical and emotional responses to stress. The focus of the class will be breathing, sound, and mindfullness.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 1:45 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-03-17 2015-03-17 1:00 pm 1:45 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:11 EST
<![CDATA[Le Petit Zen Art Workshop for Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/17/le-petit-zen-art-workshop-for-adults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/17/le-petit-zen-art-workshop-for-adults Date: March 17, 2015

Through drawings, paintings and other techniques, adult participants will create miniature works (4”x6” or less) of Zen art. The instructing artist Lucy Aponte will demonstrate how to create intricate, delicate works, using repeating, strokes and patterns, creating detailed miniature art for display at home. There will be very minimal use of color, for a more dramatic effect.

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 2015-03-17 2015-03-17 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:10 EST
<![CDATA[Remembering Yesterday: Queens and Its World's Fairs]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/17/remembering-yesterday-queens-and-its-worlds-fairs http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/17/remembering-yesterday-queens-and-its-worlds-fairs Date: March 17, 2015

Remembering is both a collective and a personal activity. In this exhibition, both are on display in relation to two World’s Fairs that took place in Flushing, Queens in 1939/40 and 1964/65. Within this exhibition, collective memory is represented by shared experiences of the Fairs and personal memory by the memorabilia drawn from the collections of people who attended and fondly recall the Fairs. While these Fairs were global in scope, their attendees were overwhelmingly local, many residing in Queens. All items on display in the exhibition have either been donated or loaned to the Queens Historical Society by those residents of Queens who attended the Fairs.

Open Tuesdays, Saturdays and Sundays, 2:30 – 4:30 pm. Through May 31, 2015.

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 2015-03-17 2015-03-17 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.7637, -73.824 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/539f45af106a7.jpg Fri, 17 Apr 2015 17:00:13 EDT
<![CDATA[Brooklyn Nets Wheelchair Basketball Open Gym]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/17/brooklyn-nets-wheelchair-basketball-open-gym http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/17/brooklyn-nets-wheelchair-basketball-open-gym Date: March 17, 2015

This sport is similar to regular basketball but is played in a wheelchair. Participants must be physically disabled and able to play in a sports wheelchair. There are available sportschairs for use at the recreation center. This event is for adults and seniors.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 353-7853

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

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2015-03-17 2015-03-17 8:00 pm 9:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8344 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:54 EST
<![CDATA[Latinos In Comics Exhibiton]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/18/latinos-in-comics-exhibiton http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/18/latinos-in-comics-exhibiton Date: March 18, 2015

Over fifty pieces of work by Latinos in the comic book industry will be on display at the Poe Park Visitor Center.

This group has a huge following in the world of Comic Con and cosplay. The exhibit, curated by Ray Felix of the Bronx Heroes Comic Con, features daily screenings of Zorro films from the golden age serials to the contemporaty silver screen.

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 2015-03-18 2015-03-18 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54f750e602955.jpg Mon, 23 Mar 2015 14:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[2014 Emerging Artist Fellowship Exhibition at Socrates Sculpture Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/18/eaf14-2014-emerging-artist-fellowship-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/18/eaf14-2014-emerging-artist-fellowship-exhibition Date: March 18, 2015

The annual Emerging Artist Fellowship (EAF) Exhibition is a cornerstone of Socrates Sculpture Park’s visual arts programming and is widely acclaimed for the ambition, breadth, and innovation of the works on view. Featuring fifteen artists, EAF14 is a survey of the compelling and diverse state of sculpture today.

Each EAF14 artist has engaged with the larger narrative of public space in a dynamic and daring way, building upon Socrates Sculpture Park’s goal to present socially aware, inspiring art in the public realm. EAF14 artists were selected through a highly competitive process that attracted a broad field of nearly 300 candidates, reviewed by the park’s curatorial advisors Anne Barlow (Executive Director, Art in General) and Joe Sheftel (Joe Sheftel Gallery, New York). Selected EAF14 artists were awarded a 2014 Emerging Artist Fellowship, including 24/7 access to the park’s outdoor studio and facilities, as well as the financial, technical, and curatorial support to realize his or her most ambitious work possible.

Image credit: Jordan Griska. Dolos. 2014 Emerging Artist Fellowship Exhibition, Socrates Sculpture Park (Queens, 2014). Photo: Nate Dorr.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: Katie Denny Horowitz

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2015-03-18 2015-03-18 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7687, -73.9369 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54b55480939aa.JPG Tue, 13 Jan 2015 18:00:14 EST
<![CDATA[Art Exhibit: Conserving Our City of Nature: The Artwork of Alan Messer]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/18/exhibition-conserving-our-city-of-nature-the-artwork-of-alan-messer http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/18/exhibition-conserving-our-city-of-nature-the-artwork-of-alan-messer Date: March 18, 2015

Many New Yorkers are unaware of the 350 species of wild birds—almost a third of all bird species in North America—that live in or pass through New York City each year. Artist Alan Messer skillfully captures many, from exquisite migrating blackburnian warblers in Central Park’s ramble to a Northern Harrier scanning the vast marshes of Jamaica Bay. Conserving Our City of Nature: The Artwork of Alan Messer presented by NYC Audubon reveals over 30 of Messer’s detailed paintings, illustrations, and field sketches of New York City's avian wildlife and habitats, offering a view of NYC Audubon's conservation mission through an artistic eye.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-03-18 2015-03-18 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54da6b97eadaf.jpg Tue, 17 Feb 2015 19:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: The Lives of Hamilton Fish Art Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/18/arts-culture-fun-the-lives-of-hamilton-fish-art-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/18/arts-culture-fun-the-lives-of-hamilton-fish-art-exhibition Date: March 18, 2015

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

The Arts, Culture & Fun series presents The Lives of Hamilton Fish.

- Art Exhibit March 2 - 31, 2015

- Film Screening March 28, 2015

On January 16, 1936 the deaths of two famous men were printed on the front page of the Peekskill Evening Star. The two men shared the name Hamilton Fish. One was a notorious killer Hamilton "Albert" Fish and the other, Hamilton Fish II, a beloved statesman. This coincidence was discovered by artist Rachel Mason who was inspired to create an opera and feature film called The Lives of Hamilton Fish.

Scenes in the film were shot at historic sites in New York State and amazingly, The Hamilton Fish Recreation Center was completed in 1936, the same year that the two men died. To coincide with the film's New York City debut which will happen in March 2015, The Hamilton Fish Recreation Center will present a special exhibition of Mason's storyboard sketches, props, paintings and research.

In addition to the exhibition, the center will host a screening on Saturday, March 28 at 3:00 p.m.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 387-7687

Location: Hamilton Fish Recreation Center

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2015-03-18 2015-03-18 9:00 am 9:00 pm 40.7198, -73.9818 Thu, 26 Feb 2015 17:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Art In the Garden: Paul Lin & Botanical Therapeutic Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/18/art-in-the-garden-paul-lin-botanical-therapeutic-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/18/art-in-the-garden-paul-lin-botanical-therapeutic-art Date: March 18, 2015

Blending fine art and traditional crafts, Lin explores natural materials, transforming them into stunning landscapes and portraits. Watch for news about an art workshop and closing reception in the Spring Calendar and on our website

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-03-18 2015-03-18 9:00 am 4:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Mon, 15 Dec 2014 18:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Greenbelt Peepers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/18/greenbelt-peepers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/18/greenbelt-peepers Date: March 18, 2015

Join us for a dynamic exploration of the wonders of the forest. Through hands-on activities,observations, finger plays, games, and stories, children will become familiar with the sights and sounds of the forest. The program will take place indoors and outdoors for 2-3 year olds and their caregiver. Registration required. Space is limited.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 10:45 am

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2015-03-18 2015-03-18 10:00 am 10:45 am 40.5884, -74.1391 Fri, 19 Dec 2014 18:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[The Orchid Show: Chandeliers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/18/the-orchid-show-chandeliers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/18/the-orchid-show-chandeliers Date: March 18, 2015

The elegance of the orchid in all its myriad forms returns to the New York Botanical Garden this year with an aerial display unlike any other.

Explore an expanded showcase of hanging designs inside the Haupt Conservatory before stepping outside to enjoy a complementary schedule of events and activities. Inspired dance performances, poetry, hands-on 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.

Please note: The Garden is open year-round, Tuesday to Sunday, 10 a.m.–6 p.m. (Winter hours: 10 a.m.–5 p.m., mid January–February), and Monday April 6, 2015.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 817-8700

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2015-03-18 2015-03-18 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.8597, -73.8806 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54d10e3534a82.jpg Wed, 18 Mar 2015 12:00:09 EDT