NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2014 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://www.nycgovparks.org/sub_things_to_do/upcoming_events/events_search.php NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Sat, 29 Nov 2014 00:26:55 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[Whimsical Winter Wonderland exhibit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/13/whimsical-winter-wonderland-exhibit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/13/whimsical-winter-wonderland-exhibit Date: February 13, 2014

Sixteen emerging and established artists interpret a Whimsical Winter Wonderland.

These American and international artists’ works will charm and delight the spirit of the child or the child within.

Curated by Lucy Aponte and Laura Alvarez.

Due to popular demand, it has been extended to February 22, with the closing exhibition on that date, from 1:00 p.m.-3:30 p.m.

Please note: The gallery is closed on Sundays, Mondays and holidays.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-02-13 2014-02-13 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/529f4213e26e9.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:52 EST
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: “Get the Picture?”]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/13/art-in-the-garden-get-the-picture3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/13/art-in-the-garden-get-the-picture3 Date: February 13, 2014

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-02-13 2014-02-13 8:00 am 4:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:32 EST
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Shape Up NYC: Stretch, Tone and Balance]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/13/shape-up-nyc-stretch-tone-and-balance http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/13/shape-up-nyc-stretch-tone-and-balance Date: February 13, 2014

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: McDonald Park House (in McDonald Playground)

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R034 McDonald Playground 2014-02-13 2014-02-13 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.6291, -74.1155 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:27 EST
<![CDATA[Arsenal Gallery Black History Month Exhibition: The March]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/13/arsenal-gallery-exhibtion-the-march1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/13/arsenal-gallery-exhibtion-the-march1 Date: February 13, 2014

In commemoration of Black History Month, the Arsenal Gallery is pleased to present The March, an exhibition that includes work from seventeen artists. Coordinated by NYC Parks’ Ebony Society, this exhibition reflects on the struggles and victories of the Civil Rights Movement past, present and future, as well as those individuals who have advanced the cause.

Artists include: Mitsuko Brooks, Gladys Carty, Tuwanda Harmon, Bill Howard, Nathaniel Ladson, Olga Matos-Castillo, Dionis Ortiz, Malcolm Pinckney, Ansel Pitcairn, Victor Polanco, Jake Seo, Christopher Spinelli, Dexter G. Stringfellow, Mario Tavarez, Alan J.P. Thompson, Quay Quinn Wolf, and Wayne Young.

Open Monday- Friday, 9:00 a.m. -5:00 p.m.

Admission is free, closed on holidays.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-02-13 2014-02-13 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:31 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Stretching, Toning, Relaxation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/13/stretching-toning-relaxation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/13/stretching-toning-relaxation Date: February 13, 2014

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

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

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-02-13 2014-02-13 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:46 EST
<![CDATA[Chair Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/13/chair-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/13/chair-yoga Date: February 13, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:15 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 242-5228

Location: Tony Dapolito Recreation Center

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M103 Tony Dapolito Recreation Center 2014-02-13 2014-02-13 10:15 am 11:00 am 40.7296, -74.0054 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:46 EST
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Shape Up NYC: Cardio, Toning, and Stretching]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/13/shape-up-nyc-cardio-toning-and-stretching http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/13/shape-up-nyc-cardio-toning-and-stretching Date: February 13, 2014

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

This medium intensity class will boost your energy levels, improve your health, and get your heart pumping.

Suitable for all ages and levels of fitness. No equipment needed other than supportive sneakers.

Event is subject to change.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-02-13 2014-02-13 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5277fbf99dc4d.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:24 EST
<![CDATA[Chair Fitness]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/13/chair-fitness http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/13/chair-fitness Date: February 13, 2014

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 242-5228

Location: Tony Dapolito Recreation Center

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M103 Tony Dapolito Recreation Center 2014-02-13 2014-02-13 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7296, -74.0054 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:46 EST
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Central Park Tour: Views From the Past]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/13/central-park-tour-views-from-the-past http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/13/central-park-tour-views-from-the-past Date: February 13, 2014

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

Learn about the park's history and how its designers, Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux, struggled to make their vision our reality. The route involves a few stairs.

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

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2014-02-13 2014-02-13 12:00 pm 1:15 pm 40.7691, -73.9741 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52a0f3d80ab7e.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:45 EST
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Brooklyn Winter Movie Series: Despicable Me 2]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/13/brooklyn-winter-movie-series-despicable-me-2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/13/brooklyn-winter-movie-series-despicable-me-2 Date: February 13, 2014

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

Avoid the cold! Duck inside for a free movie series now showing at recreation centers in Brooklyn!

In Despicable Me 2, Gru is recruited to defeat a super criminal.

Open to the public. Free popcorn!

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 485-4633

Location: Brownsville Recreation Center (in Brownsville Playground)

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B270 Brownsville Playground 2014-02-13 2014-02-13 3:00 pm 40.6566, -73.902 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:54 EST
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Shape Up NYC: Bootcamp]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/13/shape-up-nyc-bootcamp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/13/shape-up-nyc-bootcamp Date: February 13, 2014

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

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

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

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: McDonald Park House (in McDonald Playground)

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R034 McDonald Playground 2014-02-13 2014-02-13 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.6291, -74.1155 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:22 EST
<![CDATA[Whimsical Winter Wonderland exhibit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/14/whimsical-winter-wonderland-exhibit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/14/whimsical-winter-wonderland-exhibit Date: February 14, 2014

Sixteen emerging and established artists interpret a Whimsical Winter Wonderland.

These American and international artists’ works will charm and delight the spirit of the child or the child within.

Curated by Lucy Aponte and Laura Alvarez.

Due to popular demand, it has been extended to February 22, with the closing exhibition on that date, from 1:00 p.m.-3:30 p.m.

Please note: The gallery is closed on Sundays, Mondays and holidays.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-02-14 2014-02-14 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/529f4213e26e9.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:52 EST
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: “Get the Picture?”]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/14/art-in-the-garden-get-the-picture3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/14/art-in-the-garden-get-the-picture3 Date: February 14, 2014

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-02-14 2014-02-14 8:00 am 4:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:32 EST
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Heart of the Community: Get Energized (Beginners)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/14/heart-of-the-community-get-energized-beginners http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/14/heart-of-the-community-get-energized-beginners Date: February 14, 2014

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

Make sparks with NYC Parks! Get fitter with us this Valentine's Day. Heart of the Community brings you free fitness classes in all five boroughs.

Try Get Energized! This invigorating, cardiovascular workout is the perfect way to start the day. For beginners.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

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

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M131 Hansborough Recreation Center 2014-02-14 2014-02-14 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.8128, -73.9393 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:54 EST
<![CDATA[Heart of the Community: Adults' Power Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/14/heart-of-the-community-adults-power-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/14/heart-of-the-community-adults-power-walk Date: February 14, 2014

Make sparks with NYC Parks! Get fitter with us this Valentine's Day. Heart of the Community brings you free fitness classes in all five boroughs.

Try Adults' Power Walk! Walk for exercise. Power walking can be just as effective as jogging with less impact on the joints.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: St. Johns Recreation Center

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2014-02-14 2014-02-14 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.6735, -73.9348 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:54 EST
<![CDATA[Heart of the Community: Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/14/heart-of-the-community-tai-chi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/14/heart-of-the-community-tai-chi Date: February 14, 2014

Make sparks with NYC Parks! Get fitter with us this Valentine's Day. Heart of the Community brings you free fitness classes in all five boroughs.

Try Tai Chi! This Chinese martial art relaxes the body by aligning breath with a series of movements. It is believed to improve cardiovascular fitness, balance and flexibility and relieve stress.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Brownsville Recreation Center (in Brownsville Playground)

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B270 Brownsville Playground 2014-02-14 2014-02-14 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.6566, -73.902 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:55 EST
<![CDATA[Heart of the Community: Shape Up NYC: Total Body Bootcamp]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/14/heart-of-the-community-shape-up-nyc-total-body-bootcamp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/14/heart-of-the-community-shape-up-nyc-total-body-bootcamp Date: February 14, 2014

Make sparks with NYC Parks! Get fitter with us this Valentine's Day. Heart of the Community brings you free fitness classes in all five boroughs.

Try Total Body Bootcamp! This total body workout addresses muscle strength and endurance while keeping the heart rate up to burn calories and improve cardiovascular health.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Greenbelt Recreation Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2014-02-14 2014-02-14 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.5926, -74.1358 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:55 EST
<![CDATA[Arsenal Gallery Black History Month Exhibition: The March]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/14/arsenal-gallery-exhibtion-the-march1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/14/arsenal-gallery-exhibtion-the-march1 Date: February 14, 2014

In commemoration of Black History Month, the Arsenal Gallery is pleased to present The March, an exhibition that includes work from seventeen artists. Coordinated by NYC Parks’ Ebony Society, this exhibition reflects on the struggles and victories of the Civil Rights Movement past, present and future, as well as those individuals who have advanced the cause.

Artists include: Mitsuko Brooks, Gladys Carty, Tuwanda Harmon, Bill Howard, Nathaniel Ladson, Olga Matos-Castillo, Dionis Ortiz, Malcolm Pinckney, Ansel Pitcairn, Victor Polanco, Jake Seo, Christopher Spinelli, Dexter G. Stringfellow, Mario Tavarez, Alan J.P. Thompson, Quay Quinn Wolf, and Wayne Young.

Open Monday- Friday, 9:00 a.m. -5:00 p.m.

Admission is free, closed on holidays.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-02-14 2014-02-14 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:31 EST
<![CDATA[Heart of the Community: Sit Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/14/heart-of-the-community-sit-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/14/heart-of-the-community-sit-aerobics Date: February 14, 2014

Make sparks with NYC Parks! Get fitter with us this Valentine's Day. Heart of the Community brings you free fitness classes in all five boroughs.

Try Seated Aerobics! It raises your heart rate and improve your balance, with minimal impact on joints.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: St. Johns Recreation Center

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2014-02-14 2014-02-14 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.6735, -73.9348 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:55 EST
<![CDATA[Heart of the Community: Low Impact Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/14/heart-of-the-community-low-impact-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/14/heart-of-the-community-low-impact-aerobics Date: February 14, 2014

Make sparks with NYC Parks! Get fitter with us this Valentine's Day. Heart of the Community brings you free fitness classes in all five boroughs.

Try Low Impact Aerobics! This class incorporates light free weights, seated aerobics and walking to improve cardiovascular health, build strength and improve endurance. It's a low intensity class.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Sorrentino Recreation Center

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Q446 Sorrentino Recreation Center 2014-02-14 2014-02-14 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.6024, -73.7625 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:54 EST
<![CDATA[Heart of the Community: Senior Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/14/heart-of-the-community-senior-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/14/heart-of-the-community-senior-yoga Date: February 14, 2014

Make sparks with NYC Parks! Get fitter with us this Valentine's Day. Heart of the Community brings you free fitness classes in all five boroughs.

Try Senior Yoga! Increase flexibility and balance in this introduction to basic yoga.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center (in Williamsbridge Oval)

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X104 Williamsbridge Oval 2014-02-14 2014-02-14 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.8769, -73.8765 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:55 EST
<![CDATA[Heart of the Community: Shape Up NYC: Zumba]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/14/heart-of-the-community-shape-up-nyc-zumba1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/14/heart-of-the-community-shape-up-nyc-zumba1 Date: February 14, 2014

Make sparks with NYC Parks! Get fitter with us this Valentine's Day. Heart of the Community brings you free fitness classes in all five boroughs.

Try Zumba! It's a fusion of Latin, International and popular music dance themes creating a dynamic, exciting, effective fitness system! The routines feature aerobic, fitness interval training with a combination of fast and slow rhythms that tone and sculpt the body with easy to follow dance steps.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone:

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

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M164 Asser Levy Playground 2014-02-14 2014-02-14 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7361, -73.9757 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:55 EST
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Heart of the Community: Get Energized (Moderate to Advanced)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/14/heart-of-the-community-get-energized-moderate-to-advanced http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/14/heart-of-the-community-get-energized-moderate-to-advanced Date: February 14, 2014

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

Make sparks with NYC Parks! Get fitter with us this Valentine's Day. Heart of the Community brings you free fitness classes in all five boroughs.

Try Get Energized! This invigorating, cardiovascular workout is the perfect way to start the day.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone:

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

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M131 Hansborough Recreation Center 2014-02-14 2014-02-14 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.8128, -73.9393 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:54 EST
<![CDATA[Heart of the Community: Wellness Talk: A Heart-Healthy Lifestyle with Dr. Jacqueline Tamis-Holland, MD FACC]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/14/heart-of-the-community-wellness-talk-a-hearthealthy-lifestyle-with-dr-jacqueline-tamisholland-md-facc http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/14/heart-of-the-community-wellness-talk-a-hearthealthy-lifestyle-with-dr-jacqueline-tamisholland-md-facc Date: February 14, 2014

Make sparks with NYC Parks!

Learn about heart-healthy living from an expert: Dr. Jacqueline Tamis-Holland, Director of Women's Heart NY at Mount Sinai Saint Luke's Hospital.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone:

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

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2014-02-14 2014-02-14 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7515, -73.8344 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:55 EST
<![CDATA[Heart of the Community: Aerobics Fusion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/14/heart-of-the-community-aerobics-fusion http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/14/heart-of-the-community-aerobics-fusion Date: February 14, 2014

Make sparks with NYC Parks! Get fitter with us this Valentine's Day. Heart of the Community brings you free fitness classes in all five boroughs.

Try Aerobics Fusion! Strengthen your heart with a new kind of aerobics class.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: St. James Recreation Center (in St. James Park)

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X044 St. James Park 2014-02-14 2014-02-14 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.8647, -73.8992 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:54 EST
<![CDATA[Sit Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/14/sit-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/14/sit-aerobics Date: February 14, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 771-2787

Location: St. Johns Recreation Center

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2014-02-14 2014-02-14 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.6735, -73.9348 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:38 EST
<![CDATA[Heart of the Community: Fun Fitness Fridays]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/14/heart-of-the-community-fun-fitness-fridays http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/14/heart-of-the-community-fun-fitness-fridays Date: February 14, 2014

Make sparks with NYC Parks! Get fitter with us this Valentine's Day. Heart of the Community brings you free fitness classes in all five boroughs.

Try Fun Fitness Fridays! It's a high-impact class that combines elements of aerobics, zumba, and modern dance movements.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Brownsville Recreation Center (in Brownsville Playground)

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B270 Brownsville Playground 2014-02-14 2014-02-14 10:00 am 11:30 am 40.6566, -73.902 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:54 EST
<![CDATA[Heart of the Community: Walk NYC]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/14/heart-of-the-community-walk-nyc http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/14/heart-of-the-community-walk-nyc Date: February 14, 2014

Make sparks with NYC Parks! Get fitter with us this Valentine's Day.

Experience NYC in a new way. Try Walk NYC! The Walk NYC program encourages New Yorkers of all ages to get fit while enjoying the outdoors.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Greenbelt Recreation Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2014-02-14 2014-02-14 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.5926, -74.1358 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:55 EST
<![CDATA[Heart of the Community: Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/14/heart-of-the-community-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/14/heart-of-the-community-yoga Date: February 14, 2014

Make sparks with NYC Parks! Get fitter with us this Valentine's Day. Heart of the Community brings you free fitness classes in all five boroughs.

Try Yoga! Focus on bringing awareness to the body through core strengthening and total body flexibility.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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M164 Asser Levy Playground 2014-02-14 2014-02-14 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7361, -73.9757 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:55 EST
<![CDATA[Heart of the Community: Nutrition Talk: Making Small Changes for a Healthy Heart]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/14/heart-of-the-community-nutrition-talk-making-small-changes-for-a-healthy-heart http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/14/heart-of-the-community-nutrition-talk-making-small-changes-for-a-healthy-heart Date: February 14, 2014

Make sparks with NYC Parks!

Improving your health doesn't have to mean changing your life overnight! Learn how to make small changes to your daily routine for heart-healthiness.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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M131 Hansborough Recreation Center 2014-02-14 2014-02-14 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.8128, -73.9393 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:55 EST
<![CDATA[Heart of the Community: Shape Up NYC: Zumba]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/14/heart-of-the-community-shape-up-nyc-zumba http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/14/heart-of-the-community-shape-up-nyc-zumba Date: February 14, 2014

Make sparks with NYC Parks! Get fitter with us this Valentine's Day. Heart of the Community brings you free fitness classes in all five boroughs.

Take Zumba, a fusion of Latin, international and popular music dance themes creating a dynamic, exciting and effective fitness system!

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 771-2787

Location: St. Johns Recreation Center

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2014-02-14 2014-02-14 11:30 am 12:30 pm 40.6735, -73.9348 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:55 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Pilates]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/14/shape-up-nyc-pilates http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/14/shape-up-nyc-pilates Date: February 14, 2014

Join us for an introductory class to the Pilates method. These conditioning exercises can create length in the body, and improve flexibility and strength.

Please bring your own mat. The class is open to adults and seniors and no registration is required. Events subject to change.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-02-14 2014-02-14 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/528134f69ac11.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:27 EST
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Heart of the Community: Nutrition Talk: Heart-Healthy Behavior]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/14/heart-of-the-community-nutrition-talk-hearthealthy-behavior http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/14/heart-of-the-community-nutrition-talk-hearthealthy-behavior Date: February 14, 2014

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

Make sparks with NYC Parks! Get fitter with us this Valentine's Day.

Learn about nutritional choices you can make to keep your heart healthy.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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M164 Asser Levy Playground 2014-02-14 2014-02-14 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7361, -73.9757 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:55 EST
<![CDATA[Heart of the Community: Yoga Fundamentals]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/14/heart-of-the-community-yoga-fundamentals http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/14/heart-of-the-community-yoga-fundamentals Date: February 14, 2014

Make sparks with NYC Parks! Get fitter with us this Valentine's Day. Heart of the Community brings you free fitness classes in all five boroughs.

Try Yoga Fundamentals! Increase strength, flexibility and awareness. A great class for beginners or yogis looking to polish their practice.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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M131 Hansborough Recreation Center 2014-02-14 2014-02-14 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.8128, -73.9393 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:55 EST
<![CDATA[Heart of the Community: Ballet Workout]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/14/heart-of-the-community-ballet-workout http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/14/heart-of-the-community-ballet-workout Date: February 14, 2014

Make sparks with NYC Parks! Get fitter with us this Valentine's Day. Heart of the Community brings you free fitness classes in all five boroughs.

Try Ballet Workout! Learn the fundamentals of classic ballet, plus get an intense core workout to increase strength and improve balance.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Sorrentino Recreation Center

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Q446 Sorrentino Recreation Center 2014-02-14 2014-02-14 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.6024, -73.7625 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:54 EST
<![CDATA[Heart of the Community: Resistance Stretching]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/14/heart-of-the-community-resistance-stretching http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/14/heart-of-the-community-resistance-stretching Date: February 14, 2014

Make sparks with NYC Parks! Get fitter with us this Valentine's Day. Heart of the Community brings you free fitness classes in all five boroughs.

Try Resistance Stretching! This total body workout helps tone, firm and build lean muscles through movements using light-resistance bands.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Greenbelt Recreation Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2014-02-14 2014-02-14 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.5926, -74.1358 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:55 EST
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Central Park Tour: Cross-Park Promenade]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/14/central-park-tour-crosspark-promenade http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/14/central-park-tour-crosspark-promenade Date: February 14, 2014

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

On this east-west walk you will see a hidden bench that tells time, miniature boats powered by the wind, a magnificent sculpture celebrating fresh water, and much more. The route involves a few stairs.

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

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

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

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M010 Central Park 2014-02-14 2014-02-14 12:00 pm 1:30 pm 40.7725, -73.967 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52a0f6c69c8bb.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:34 EST
<![CDATA[Heart of the Community: Breathing and Meditation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/14/heart-of-the-community-breathing-and-meditation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/14/heart-of-the-community-breathing-and-meditation Date: February 14, 2014

Make sparks with NYC Parks! Get fitter with us this Valentine's Day.

Try Breathing and Meditation! The class helps relieve stress and improve focus.

Start time: 12:15 pm

End time: 1:15 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center (in Williamsbridge Oval)

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X104 Williamsbridge Oval 2014-02-14 2014-02-14 12:15 pm 1:15 pm 40.8769, -73.8765 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:54 EST
<![CDATA[Heart of the Community: Cardio Kickboxing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/14/heart-of-the-community-cardio-kickboxing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/14/heart-of-the-community-cardio-kickboxing Date: February 14, 2014

Make sparks with NYC Parks! Get fitter with us this Valentine's Day. Heart of the Community brings you free fitness classes in all five boroughs.

Try Cardio Kickboxing! Kickbox your way to improved cardiovascular health. Get in shape and learn basic kickboxing moves.

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 771-2787

Location: St. Johns Recreation Center

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2014-02-14 2014-02-14 12:30 pm 1:30 pm 40.6735, -73.9348 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:54 EST
<![CDATA[Heart of the Community: Senior Fitness]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/14/heart-of-the-community-senior-fitness http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/14/heart-of-the-community-senior-fitness Date: February 14, 2014

Make sparks with NYC Parks! Get fitter with us this Valentine's Day. Heart of the Community brings you free fitness classes in all five boroughs.

Try Senior Fitness! Keep active in this low-impact exercise class.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 353-7853

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

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2014-02-14 2014-02-14 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8344 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:55 EST
<![CDATA[Heart of the Community: In and Out 30 Minute Workout]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/14/heart-of-the-community-in-and-out-30-minute-workout http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/14/heart-of-the-community-in-and-out-30-minute-workout Date: February 14, 2014

Make sparks with NYC Parks! Get fitter with us this Valentine's Day.

Heart of the Community brings you free fitness classes in all five boroughs. Try In and Out 30 Minute Workout! In a rush? Squeeze this 30 minute session into your day! Feel leaner and fitter.

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center (in Williamsbridge Oval)

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X104 Williamsbridge Oval 2014-02-14 2014-02-14 1:30 pm 2:00 pm 40.8769, -73.8765 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:54 EST
<![CDATA[Short Story Fiction/Non-Fiction Writing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/14/short-story-fictionnonfiction-writing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/14/short-story-fictionnonfiction-writing Date: February 14, 2014

Work on your fiction/non-fiction short story-writing with an established writer. Get to know your character and create your scene. Use timed writing exercises to flesh out your story idea and develop an interesting character.

This class is for adults.

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 2014-02-14 2014-02-14 1:30 pm 3:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:33 EST
<![CDATA[Adapted Aquatics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/14/adapted-aquatics1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/14/adapted-aquatics1 Date: February 14, 2014

Adapted Aquatics exercise offers a complete body workout and ranges from gentle walking in water to high-energy exercise; it helps alleviate pain, improve circulation, and promote healing and muscle development for those suffering from physical ailments resulting from injury, disease, or aging.

To register, please call our Citywide Aquatics office at 718-760-6969 ext. 0.

Recreation Center membership is required to participate.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-760-6969 ext. 0

Location: Metropolitan Recreation Center

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B085 Metropolitan Recreation Center 2014-02-14 2014-02-14 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.7151, -73.9605 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:16 EST
<![CDATA[Adaptive Swim]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/14/adaptive-swim1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/14/adaptive-swim1 Date: February 14, 2014

Adapted Aquatics exercise offers a complete body workout and ranges from gentle walking in water to high-energy exercise; it helps alleviate pain, improve circulation, and promote healing and muscle development for those suffering from physical ailments resulting from injury, disease, or aging.

To register, please call the Citywide Aquatics office at 718-760-6969 ext. 0.

Recreation Center membership is required to participate.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 234-9603

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

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M131 Hansborough Recreation Center 2014-02-14 2014-02-14 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.8128, -73.9393 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:24 EST
<![CDATA[Seasonal Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/14/seasonal-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/14/seasonal-crafts Date: February 14, 2014

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 2014-02-14 2014-02-14 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:14 EST
<![CDATA[Adaptive Swim]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/14/adaptive-swim http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/14/adaptive-swim Date: February 14, 2014

Adapted Aquatics exercise offers a complete body workout and ranges from gentle walking in water to high-energy exercise; it helps alleviate pain, improve circulation, and promote healing and muscle development for those suffering from physical ailments resulting from injury, disease, or aging.

To register, please call the Citywide Aquatics office at 718-760-6969 ext. 0.

Recreation Center membership is required.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 447-2020

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

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M164 Asser Levy Playground 2014-02-14 2014-02-14 3:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7361, -73.9757 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:24 EST
<![CDATA[After School Ice Skating (Registration Full)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/14/after-school-ice-skating http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/14/after-school-ice-skating Date: February 14, 2014

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

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

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

Please note: Registration is full.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 348-4867

Location: Lasker Pool & Rink (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-02-14 2014-02-14 4:00 pm 4:30 pm 40.7964, -73.9547 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:28 EST
<![CDATA[Heart of the Community: Teen Fitness]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/14/heart-of-the-community-teen-fitness http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/14/heart-of-the-community-teen-fitness Date: February 14, 2014

Make sparks with NYC Parks! Get fitter with us this Valentine's Day. Heart of the Community brings you free fitness classes in all five boroughs.

Teens are welcome to try Teen Fitness! Learn how to properly condition your body using weights, calisthenics and cardio machines. For ages 14-17.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center (in Williamsbridge Oval)

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X104 Williamsbridge Oval 2014-02-14 2014-02-14 4:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.8769, -73.8765 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:55 EST
<![CDATA[Heart of the Community: Teen Dance Fitness]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/14/heart-of-the-community-teen-dance-fitness http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/14/heart-of-the-community-teen-dance-fitness Date: February 14, 2014

Make sparks with NYC Parks! Get fitter with us this Valentine's Day. Heart of the Community brings you free fitness classes in all five boroughs.

Teens are welcome to try this Dance Fitness class! They'll have fun learning some basic dance moves and keeping active.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Sorrentino Recreation Center

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Q446 Sorrentino Recreation Center 2014-02-14 2014-02-14 4:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.6024, -73.7625 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:55 EST
<![CDATA[Adapted Aquatics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/14/adapted-aquatics2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/14/adapted-aquatics2 Date: February 14, 2014

Adapted Aquatics exercise offers a complete body workout and ranges from gentle walking in water to high-energy exercise; it helps alleviate pain, improve circulation, and promote healing and muscle development for those suffering from physical ailments resulting from injury, disease, or aging.

To register, please call our Citywide Aquatics office at 718-760-6969 ext. 0.

Recreation Center membership is required.

Start time: 4:30 pm

End time: 5:30 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 2014-02-14 2014-02-14 4:30 pm 5:30 pm 40.8108, -73.9147 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:17 EST
<![CDATA[Heart of the Community: Nutrition Talk: Heart-Healthy Behavior]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/14/heart-of-the-community-nutrition-talk-hearthealthy-behavior1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/14/heart-of-the-community-nutrition-talk-hearthealthy-behavior1 Date: February 14, 2014

Make sparks with NYC Parks!

Learn about nutritional choices you can make to keep your heart healthy.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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M164 Asser Levy Playground 2014-02-14 2014-02-14 5:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.7361, -73.9757 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:55 EST
<![CDATA[Heart of the Community: Roller Skating]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/14/heart-of-the-community-roller-skating http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/14/heart-of-the-community-roller-skating Date: February 14, 2014

Make sparks with NYC Parks! Get fitter with us this Valentine's Day. Heart of the Community brings you free fitness classes in all five boroughs.

Dust off your skates and enjoy this fun pastime in the gymnasium.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Brownsville Recreation Center (in Brownsville Playground)

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B270 Brownsville Playground 2014-02-14 2014-02-14 5:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.6566, -73.902 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:55 EST
<![CDATA[Heart of the Community: Wellness Station: Body Fat and BMI Testing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/14/heart-of-the-community-wellness-station-body-fat-and-bmi-testing1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/14/heart-of-the-community-wellness-station-body-fat-and-bmi-testing1 Date: February 14, 2014

Make sparks with NYC Parks!

Don't be shy! Make informed choices about your health by getting your body fat and BMI tested.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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M131 Hansborough Recreation Center 2014-02-14 2014-02-14 5:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.8128, -73.9393 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:55 EST
<![CDATA[Adapted Aquatics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/14/adapted-aquatics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/14/adapted-aquatics Date: February 14, 2014

Adapted Aquatics exercise offers a complete body workout and ranges from gentle walking in water to high-energy exercise; it helps alleviate pain, improve circulation, and promote healing and muscle development for those suffering from physical ailments resulting from injury, disease, or aging.

To register, please call the Citywide Aquatics office at 718-760-6969 ext. 0.

Recreation Center membership is required.

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 271-7572

Location: Flushing Meadows Corona Park Aquatics Center

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2014-02-14 2014-02-14 5:30 pm 6:30 pm 40.7516, -73.8372 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:16 EST
<![CDATA[Heart of the Community: Shape Up NYC: Boot Camp]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/14/heart-of-the-community-shape-up-nyc-boot-camp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/14/heart-of-the-community-shape-up-nyc-boot-camp Date: February 14, 2014

Make sparks with NYC Parks! Get fitter with us this Valentine's Day. Heart of the Community brings you free fitness classes in all five boroughs.

Try Shape Up NYC: Boot Camp! The class will provide a complete upper/lower body workout to help tone and firm the body.

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: St. James Recreation Center (in St. James Park)

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X044 St. James Park 2014-02-14 2014-02-14 5:30 pm 6:30 pm 40.8647, -73.8992 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:55 EST
<![CDATA[Heart of the Community: Cross Training]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/14/heart-of-the-community-cross-training http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/14/heart-of-the-community-cross-training Date: February 14, 2014

Make sparks with NYC Parks! Get fitter with us this Valentine's Day. Heart of the Community brings you free fitness classes in all five boroughs.

Try Cross Training! Get your whole body fit without neglecting or stressing any one area. Our bodies are in the best shape when our workouts are varied!

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center (in Williamsbridge Oval)

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X104 Williamsbridge Oval 2014-02-14 2014-02-14 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.8769, -73.8765 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:54 EST
<![CDATA[Heart of the Community: Pilates]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/14/heart-of-the-community-pilates http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/14/heart-of-the-community-pilates Date: February 14, 2014

Make sparks with NYC Parks! Get fitter with us this Valentine's Day. Heart of the Community brings you free fitness classes in all five boroughs.

Try Pilates! Create a balanced body while invigorating your mind and elevating your spirit. Gain core strength, flatten and tighten abdominal muscle and increase your overall flexibility.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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M164 Asser Levy Playground 2014-02-14 2014-02-14 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.7361, -73.9757 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:55 EST
<![CDATA[Heart of the Community: Shape Up NYC: Body Toning]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/14/heart-of-the-community-shape-up-nyc-body-toning http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/14/heart-of-the-community-shape-up-nyc-body-toning Date: February 14, 2014

Make sparks with NYC Parks! Get fitter with us this Valentine's Day. Heart of the Community brings you free fitness classes in all five boroughs.

Try Body Toning! Get fit in this fun class that pushes you to tone your body.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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M131 Hansborough Recreation Center 2014-02-14 2014-02-14 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.8128, -73.9393 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:55 EST
<![CDATA[Heart of the Community: Zumba]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/14/heart-of-the-community-zumba-with-maxine http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/14/heart-of-the-community-zumba-with-maxine Date: February 14, 2014

Make sparks with NYC Parks! Get fitter with us this Valentine's Day. Heart of the Community brings you free fitness classes in all five boroughs.

Enjoy Zumba! It's a fusion of Latin, International and popular music dance themes creating a dynamic, exciting, effective fitness system!

The routines feature aerobic, fitness interval training with a combination of fast and slow rhythms that tone and sculpt the body with easy to follow dance steps.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Brownsville Recreation Center (in Brownsville Playground)

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B270 Brownsville Playground 2014-02-14 2014-02-14 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.6566, -73.902 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:55 EST
<![CDATA[Heart of the Community: Zumba]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/14/heart-of-the-community-zumba http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/14/heart-of-the-community-zumba Date: February 14, 2014

Make sparks with NYC Parks! Get fitter with us this Valentine's Day. Heart of the Community brings you free fitness classes in all five boroughs.

Zumba is a fusion of Latin, International and popular music dance themes creating a dynamic, exciting, effective fitness system! The routines feature aerobic, fitness interval training with a combination of fast and slow rhythms that tone and sculpt the body with easy to follow dance steps.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: St. Johns Recreation Center

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2014-02-14 2014-02-14 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.6735, -73.9348 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:55 EST
<![CDATA[Heart of the Community: Music and Movement Meditation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/14/heart-of-the-community-music-and-movement-meditation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/14/heart-of-the-community-music-and-movement-meditation Date: February 14, 2014

Make sparks with NYC Parks!

Try Music and Movement Meditation with Paula Edwards Sealy, Nia Movement Art Brown Belt a revolutionary approach to mindfulness using music and movement.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Sorrentino Recreation Center

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Q446 Sorrentino Recreation Center 2014-02-14 2014-02-14 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.6024, -73.7625 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:55 EST
<![CDATA[Heart of the Community: Zumba]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/14/heart-of-the-community-zumba1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/14/heart-of-the-community-zumba1 Date: February 14, 2014

Make sparks with NYC Parks! Get fitter with us this Valentine's Day. Heart of the Community brings you free fitness classes in all five boroughs.

Try Zumba! Zumba is a fusion of Latin, International and popular music dance themes creating a dynamic, exciting, effective fitness system!

The routines feature aerobic, fitness interval training with a combination of fast and slow rhythms that tone and sculpt the body with easy to follow dance steps.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone:

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

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2014-02-14 2014-02-14 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8344 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:55 EST
<![CDATA[Heart of the Community: Bokwa]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/14/heart-of-the-community-bokwa http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/14/heart-of-the-community-bokwa Date: February 14, 2014

Make sparks with NYC Parks! Get fitter with us this Valentine's Day. Heart of the Community brings you free fitness classes in all five boroughs.

Try Bokwa! Dance your way to health in this fun, easy-to-learn fitness experience!

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: St. James Recreation Center (in St. James Park)

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X044 St. James Park 2014-02-14 2014-02-14 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.8647, -73.8992 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:54 EST
<![CDATA[Valentine's Day Ball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/14/valentine-day-ball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/14/valentine-day-ball Date: February 14, 2014

Come and dance the night away with us in our Valentine's Day Dance. This is dance is for adults. Light refreshments will be served.

Please RSVP by February 8.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

Location: Greenbelt Recreation Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2014-02-14 2014-02-14 6:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.5926, -74.1358 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:28 EST
<![CDATA[Valentine’s Day Concert]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/14/valentines-day-concert http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/14/valentines-day-concert Date: February 14, 2014

Experience the romance of the 19th century on Valentine's Day with music specially chosen to match the elegant setting. An ensemble of young, Juilliard-trained friends will offer a musical taste of the 19th century with Beethoven's touching D major string trio, as well as works that feature the bassoon. Always the musical prankster, this rare solo instrument will show off it's flair for romance.

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

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 885-1461

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2014-02-14 2014-02-14 7:00 pm 40.8705, -73.8109 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:28 EST
<![CDATA[Love in the Parlors: A Valentine in Concert]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/14/love-in-the-parlors-a-valentine-in-concert http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/14/love-in-the-parlors-a-valentine-in-concert Date: February 14, 2014

The Bond Street Euterpean Singing Society presents lush, romantic vocal music of the world’s greatest 19th-century composers performed in the Merchant House Museum’s Greek revival double parlor. Singers Anthony Bellov, Jane Elizabeth Rady, and Dayle Vander Sande perform rarely heard gems by Rossini, Schumann, Liszt, Delibes, Rachmaninoff, Stephen Foster, and more. Chosen by NBC Online as a top pick in 2010 and a top pick by TimeOut NY in 2012 for Valentine’s Day.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 777-1089

Location: Merchant's House Museum

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M318 Merchant's House Museum 2014-02-14 2014-02-14 7:00 pm 40.7277, -73.9923 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:26 EST
<![CDATA[Heart of the Community: Wellness Station: Body Fat and BMI Testing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/14/heart-of-the-community-wellness-station-body-fat-and-bmi-testing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/14/heart-of-the-community-wellness-station-body-fat-and-bmi-testing Date: February 14, 2014

Make sparks with NYC Parks!

Don't be shy! Make informed choices about your health by getting your body fat and BMI tested.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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M164 Asser Levy Playground 2014-02-14 2014-02-14 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.7361, -73.9757 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:55 EST
<![CDATA[Heart of the Community: Shape Up NYC: Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/14/heart-of-the-community-shape-up-nyc-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/14/heart-of-the-community-shape-up-nyc-yoga Date: February 14, 2014

Make sparks with NYC Parks! Get fitter with us this Valentine's Day. Heart of the Community brings you free fitness classes in all five boroughs.

Try Yoga! It's an open level class with a focus on bringing awareness to the body through core strengthening and total body flexibility.

Mats are provided (though students are encouraged to bring their own). Students should wear comfortable clothing.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Brownsville Recreation Center (in Brownsville Playground)

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B270 Brownsville Playground 2014-02-14 2014-02-14 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.6566, -73.902 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:55 EST
<![CDATA[Heart of the Community: Shape Up NYC: Tabata Fusion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/14/heart-of-the-community-shape-up-nyc-tabata-fusion http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/14/heart-of-the-community-shape-up-nyc-tabata-fusion Date: February 14, 2014

Make sparks with NYC Parks! Get fitter with us this Valentine's Day. Heart of the Community brings you free fitness classes in all five boroughs.

Try Tabata Fusion! It's a dynamic cardio, strength, balance & conditioning experience using Tabata inspired intervals, which are a series of high intensity interval training (HiiT) exercise sequences.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Greenbelt Recreation Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2014-02-14 2014-02-14 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.5926, -74.1358 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:55 EST
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Shape Up NYC: Cardio Sculpt]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/14/shape-up-nyc-cardio-sculpt http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/14/shape-up-nyc-cardio-sculpt Date: February 14, 2014

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

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

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

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: McDonald Park House (in McDonald Playground)

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R034 McDonald Playground 2014-02-14 2014-02-14 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.6291, -74.1155 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:23 EST
<![CDATA[Heart of the Community: Cycling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/14/heart-of-the-community-cycling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/14/heart-of-the-community-cycling Date: February 14, 2014

Make sparks with NYC Parks! Get fitter with us this Valentine's Day. Heart of the Community brings you free fitness classes in all five boroughs.

Try Cycling! Take a spin and feel the burn during this intense workout.

Bring a towel and a bottle of water!

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center (in Williamsbridge Oval)

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X104 Williamsbridge Oval 2014-02-14 2014-02-14 7:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.8769, -73.8765 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:54 EST
<![CDATA[Heart of the Community: Break Dancing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/14/heart-of-the-community-break-dancing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/14/heart-of-the-community-break-dancing Date: February 14, 2014

Make sparks with NYC Parks! Get fitter with us this Valentine's Day. Heart of the Community brings you free fitness classes in all five boroughs.

Try Break Dance! Geared towards students with no hip-hop dance and break dance background, participants learn the basic body moves and techniques.

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: St. James Recreation Center (in St. James Park)

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X044 St. James Park 2014-02-14 2014-02-14 7:30 pm 9:00 pm 40.8647, -73.8992 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:54 EST
<![CDATA[Greenmarket at Grand Army Plaza]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/15/greenmarket-at-grand-army-plaza http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/15/greenmarket-at-grand-army-plaza Date: February 15, 2014

At what other market can you do all your food shopping, sample local wine, and take walk in Prospect Park? Open since 1989, Grand Army Plaza 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 2014-02-15 2014-02-15 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.6735, -73.9701 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52c7206a84855.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:48 EST
<![CDATA[Whimsical Winter Wonderland exhibit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/15/whimsical-winter-wonderland-exhibit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/15/whimsical-winter-wonderland-exhibit Date: February 15, 2014

Sixteen emerging and established artists interpret a Whimsical Winter Wonderland.

These American and international artists’ works will charm and delight the spirit of the child or the child within.

Curated by Lucy Aponte and Laura Alvarez.

Due to popular demand, it has been extended to February 22, with the closing exhibition on that date, from 1:00 p.m.-3:30 p.m.

Please note: The gallery is closed on Sundays, Mondays and holidays.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-02-15 2014-02-15 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/529f4213e26e9.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:52 EST
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: “Get the Picture?”]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/15/art-in-the-garden-get-the-picture3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/15/art-in-the-garden-get-the-picture3 Date: February 15, 2014

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-02-15 2014-02-15 8:00 am 4:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:32 EST
<![CDATA[Volunteer for the Cold Feat 10K Race]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/15/cold-feat-10k-race http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/15/cold-feat-10k-race Date: February 15, 2014

Volunteers needed to distribute refreshments. To volunteer for any of our events you must be age 14 or be accompanied by an adult.

Start time: 8:30 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 667-2165 x311

Location: Latourette Golf Course Clubhouse

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2014-02-15 2014-02-15 8:30 am 40.5761, -74.1468 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:05 EST
<![CDATA[Pelham Fritz Fitness Marathon: Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/15/pelham-fritz-fitness-marathon-tai-chi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/15/pelham-fritz-fitness-marathon-tai-chi Date: February 15, 2014

Spend the day with someone you love...YOU! Visit Pelham Fritz Recreation Center for a packed day of free fitness events lasting until 3:00 p.m.

Tai Chi is a Chinese martial art relaxes the body by aligning breath with a series of movements. It is believed to improve cardiovascular fitness, balance and flexibility and relieve stress.

Free and open to the public. For adults 18 and over.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:15 am

Contact phone: (212) 860-1380

Location: Pelham Fritz Recreation Center (in Marcus Garvey Park)

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M058 Marcus Garvey Park 2014-02-15 2014-02-15 9:30 am 10:15 am 40.8052, -73.9434 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:57 EST
<![CDATA[Pelham Fritz Fitness Marathon: Aerobics Warm Up]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/15/pelham-fritz-fitness-marathon-aerobics-warm-up http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/15/pelham-fritz-fitness-marathon-aerobics-warm-up Date: February 15, 2014

Spend the day with someone you love...YOU! Visit Pelham Fritz Recreation Center for a packed day of free fitness events lasting until 3:00 p.m.

Aerobics Warm Up is a low-intensity, heart-pumping workout that helps burn calories and improve heart health.

Free and open to the public. For adults 18 and over.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:15 am

Contact phone: (212) 860-1380

Location: Pelham Fritz Recreation Center (in Marcus Garvey Park)

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M058 Marcus Garvey Park 2014-02-15 2014-02-15 9:30 am 10:15 am 40.8052, -73.9434 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:57 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Zumba]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/15/shape-up-nyc-zumba http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/15/shape-up-nyc-zumba Date: February 15, 2014

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

Zumba is a fusion of Latin, International and popular music dance themes creating a dynamic, exciting, effective fitness system! The routines feature aerobic, fitness interval training with a combination of fast and slow rhythms that tone and sculpt the body with easy to follow dance steps.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: McDonald Park House (in McDonald Playground)

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R034 McDonald Playground 2014-02-15 2014-02-15 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.6291, -74.1155 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:29 EST
<![CDATA[First Annual Fitness Marathon: Love Your Body!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/15/first-annual-fitness-marathon-love-your-body http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/15/first-annual-fitness-marathon-love-your-body Date: February 15, 2014

Spend the day with someone you love...you!

Challenge yourself all day or just drop in! Fitness classes include: yoga, spinning, kettlebell, kickboxing and Zumba.

Refreshments will be provided.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1380

Location: Pelham Fritz Recreation Center (in Marcus Garvey Park)

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M058 Marcus Garvey Park 2014-02-15 2014-02-15 9:30 am 3:00 pm 40.8052, -73.9434 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:34 EST
<![CDATA[2014 10K Cold Feat Trail Race]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/15/2014-10k-cold-feat-trail-race http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/15/2014-10k-cold-feat-trail-race Date: February 15, 2014

The Greenbelt’s challenging “Cold Feat” 10-K Trail Race is brought to you by the Greenbelt Conservancy, King of the Mountain Events, and NYC Parks.We are grateful to the friendly staff at LaTourette golf course for allowing us to share their beautiful facilities on race day.

Start/finish is by the federal style David LaTourette House. The route begins on the rolling fairways and takes you off into the surrounding Greenbelt trails – rustic and hilly. Due to elevations, parts of this course are challenging, making that feeling of crossing the finish line even more rewarding. We run in all weather conditions and, based on past race experiences, have found it can be done! This race will be professionally timed, culminating in an awards ceremony. Refreshments and race appropriate apparel are provided for runners.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Latourette Golf Course Clubhouse

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2014-02-15 2014-02-15 10:00 am 40.5761, -74.1468 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52ced4cb02af8.jpeg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:11 EST
<![CDATA[Crochet Two-Color Easy Open Mesh Beach/Market Bag]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/15/crochet-twocolor-easy-open-mesh-beachmarket-bag http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/15/crochet-twocolor-easy-open-mesh-beachmarket-bag Date: February 15, 2014

Learn to make an open mesh bag for the beach, or to put your crochet projects and yarn into. Bring your own materials. Choose any two complementary or contrasting colors of your choice. Think summer colors--for beginners, we would suggest avoiding dark colors. If you cannot find cotton yarn, then get acrylic yarn. Avoid stretchy yarns

Supplies needed:

  • #4 (Worsted Wt.) 100% cotton yarn (1 skein color A; 1 skein color B)
  • #J crochet hook

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-02-15 2014-02-15 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:10 EST
<![CDATA[Tunisian Crochet Beginners]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/15/tunisian-crochet-beginners http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/15/tunisian-crochet-beginners Date: February 15, 2014

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

Materials required:

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-02-15 2014-02-15 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:25 EST
<![CDATA[GreenThumb Workshop: Crazy for Composting & Rodent Prevention]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/15/greenthumb-workshop-crazy-for-composting-rodent-prevention http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/15/greenthumb-workshop-crazy-for-composting-rodent-prevention Date: February 15, 2014

Please join Jodie Colón, Compost Educator at the NYC Compost Project in the Bronx, and Caroline Bragdon from the NYC Dept of Health for a workshop on composting and rodent prevention.

Are you passionate about composting but want more from your bin? This Q&A session provides the practical tips, advice, and encouragement you need to take composting to the next level, whether you are just starting out or have been digging in for years. Registered GreenThumb community gardens will be able to request an order of compost, soil, or clean fill for early spring delivery.

The second session is a rat-abatement training focusing on the biology, behavior, and habitat of rodents and how urban gardeners and composters can prevent, detect, and respond to infestations.

  • Session A (10 a.m. - 12 p.m.) Crazy for Composting — Jodie Colón
  • Session B (1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.) Rodent Prevention — Caroline Bragdon

Registration required; email compost@nybg.org or call (718) 817-8543 to register for one or both sessions.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 817-8543

Location: New York Botanical Garden

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2014-02-15 2014-02-15 10:00 am 3:00 pm 40.8626, -73.8783 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:49 EST
<![CDATA[Pelham Fritz Fitness Marathon: Zumba]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/15/pelham-fritz-fitness-marathon-zumba http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/15/pelham-fritz-fitness-marathon-zumba Date: February 15, 2014

Spend the day with someone you love...you! Visit Pelham Fritz Recreation Center for a packed day of free fitness events lasting until 3:00 p.m.

Zumba is a fusion of Latin, International and popular music dance themes creating a dynamic, exciting, effective fitness system!

Free and open to the public. For adults 18 and over.

Start time: 10:15 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 860-1380

Location: Pelham Fritz Recreation Center (in Marcus Garvey Park)

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M058 Marcus Garvey Park 2014-02-15 2014-02-15 10:15 am 11:00 am 40.8052, -73.9434 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:57 EST
<![CDATA[Pelham Fritz Fitness Marathon: Boot Camp]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/15/pelham-fritz-fitness-marathon-boot-camp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/15/pelham-fritz-fitness-marathon-boot-camp Date: February 15, 2014

Spend the day with someone you love...you! Visit Pelham Fritz Recreation Center for a packed day of free fitness events lasting until 3:00 p.m.

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

Free and open to the public. For adults 18 and over.

Start time: 10:15 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 860-1380

Location: Pelham Fritz Recreation Center (in Marcus Garvey Park)

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M058 Marcus Garvey Park 2014-02-15 2014-02-15 10:15 am 11:00 am 40.8052, -73.9434 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:57 EST
<![CDATA[Pelham Fritz Fitness Marathon: Fitness Machine Instruction]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/15/pelham-fritz-fitness-marathon-fitness-machine-instruction http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/15/pelham-fritz-fitness-marathon-fitness-machine-instruction Date: February 15, 2014

Spend the day with someone you love...you! Visit Pelham Fritz Recreation Center for a packed day of free fitness events lasting until 3:00 p.m.

Learn the proper way to use strength training and cardio machines, essential knowledge for getting better, safer results.

Free and open to the public. For adults 18 and over.

Start time: 10:15 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 860-1380

Location: Pelham Fritz Recreation Center (in Marcus Garvey Park)

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M058 Marcus Garvey Park 2014-02-15 2014-02-15 10:15 am 11:00 am 40.8052, -73.9434 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:57 EST
<![CDATA[Pelham Fritz Fitness Marathon: Fitness Apps]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/15/pelham-fritz-fitness-marathon-fitness-apps http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/15/pelham-fritz-fitness-marathon-fitness-apps Date: February 15, 2014

Spend the day with someone you love...you! Visit Pelham Fritz Recreation Center for a packed day of free fitness events lasting until 3:00 p.m.

Learn how to use your smartphone to set and keep track of fitness goals!

Free and open to the public. For adults 18 and over.

Start time: 10:15 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 860-1380

Location: Pelham Fritz Recreation Center (in Marcus Garvey Park)

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M058 Marcus Garvey Park 2014-02-15 2014-02-15 10:15 am 11:00 am 40.8052, -73.9434 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:57 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Zumba Toning]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/15/shape-up-nyc-zumba1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/15/shape-up-nyc-zumba1 Date: February 15, 2014

Zumba is a fusion of Latin, International and popular music dance themes creating a dynamic, exciting, effective fitness system!

The routines feature aerobic, fitness interval training with a combination of fast and slow rhythms that tone and sculpt the body with easy to follow dance steps.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: McDonald Park House (in McDonald Playground)

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R034 McDonald Playground 2014-02-15 2014-02-15 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.6291, -74.1155 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:30 EST
<![CDATA[Children’s Program Crochet Class for Girls and Boys]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/15/childrens-program-crochet-class-for-girls-and-boys http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/15/childrens-program-crochet-class-for-girls-and-boys Date: February 15, 2014

In the 19th century, needlework of all kinds — including crochet, knitting, and embroidery — was an essential part of the education of young girls. In this 21st century class, your child — girl or boy — will learn the basics of crochet in the Museum’s Greek Revival double parlor, just as the Tredwell daughters would have done. Limited to 10; Girls and Boys ages 8-12 only. Crochet hooks, yarn, and patterns will be provided. $20 per child. Reservations required; click here to purchase tickets.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 777-1089

Location: Merchant's House Museum

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M318 Merchant's House Museum 2014-02-15 2014-02-15 10:30 am 12:00 pm 40.7277, -73.9923 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:48 EST
<![CDATA[Scavenger Hunt]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/15/scavenger-hunt http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/15/scavenger-hunt Date: February 15, 2014

Urban Park Rangers are role models who encourage children to let their imaginations run wild in a safe, supportive atmosphere. Join us as we search for nature clues to complete our scavenger hunt.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Blue Heron Nature Center (in Blue Heron Park)

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R119 Blue Heron Park 2014-02-15 2014-02-15 11:00 am 40.5309, -74.1778 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:14 EST
<![CDATA[Pelham Fritz Fitness Marathon: Cross Training]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/15/pelham-fritz-fitness-marathon-cross-training http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/15/pelham-fritz-fitness-marathon-cross-training Date: February 15, 2014

Spend the day with someone you love...you! Visit Pelham Fritz Recreation Center for a packed day of free fitness events lasting until 3:00 p.m.

Cross Training is a total body workout that uses different methods of training to achieve ultimate fitness.

Free and open to the public. For adults 18 and over.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 11:45 am

Contact phone: (212) 860-1380

Location: Pelham Fritz Recreation Center (in Marcus Garvey Park)

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M058 Marcus Garvey Park 2014-02-15 2014-02-15 11:00 am 11:45 am 40.8052, -73.9434 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:57 EST
<![CDATA[Pelham Fritz Fitness Marathon: Spin]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/15/pelham-fritz-fitness-marathon-spin http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/15/pelham-fritz-fitness-marathon-spin Date: February 15, 2014

Spend the day with someone you love...YOU! Visit Pelham Fritz Recreation Center for a packed day of free fitness events lasting until 3:00 p.m.

Spin the pounds away in this cycling class conducted in high-intensity intervals, set to energizing music.

Free and open to the public. For adults 18 and over.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 11:45 am

Contact phone: (212) 860-1380

Location: Pelham Fritz Recreation Center (in Marcus Garvey Park)

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M058 Marcus Garvey Park 2014-02-15 2014-02-15 11:00 am 11:45 am 40.8052, -73.9434 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:57 EST
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Pelham Fritz Fitness Marathon: Nutrition Seminar]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/15/pelham-fritz-fitness-marathon-nutrition-seminar http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/15/pelham-fritz-fitness-marathon-nutrition-seminar Date: February 15, 2014

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

Spend the day with someone you love...YOU! Visit Pelham Fritz Recreation Center for a packed day of free fitness events lasting until 3:00 p.m.

You can make basic nutritional changes to improve your health! Learn what foods you can incorporate into your diet to feel healthier and more energetic.

Free and open to the public. For adults 18 and over.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 11:45 am

Contact phone: (212) 860-1380

Location: Pelham Fritz Recreation Center (in Marcus Garvey Park)

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<![CDATA[Great Backyard Bird Count]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/15/great-backyard-bird-count http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/15/great-backyard-bird-count Date: February 15, 2014

Join the Queens Botanical Garden for the 17th annual bird counting event. Our results will be added to those submitted from around the world. Meet at the Visitor & Administration Building lobby.

To register, email sromar@queensbotanical.org.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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<![CDATA[ESL Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/15/esl-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/15/esl-class Date: February 15, 2014

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

New students take placement test at 12 p.m.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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<![CDATA[Pelham Fritz Fitness Marathon: Kettlebell]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/15/pelham-fritz-fitness-marathon-kettlebell http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/15/pelham-fritz-fitness-marathon-kettlebell Date: February 15, 2014

Spend the day with someone you love...YOU! Visit Pelham Fritz Recreation Center for a packed day of free fitness events lasting until 3:00 p.m.

Kettlebell workouts consist of weighted exercises that build cardiovascular strength, endurance and flexibility through repetition.

Free and open to the public. For adults 18 and over.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 12:45 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1380

Location: Pelham Fritz Recreation Center (in Marcus Garvey Park)

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