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, 19 Apr 2014 12:22:33 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[Bryant Park Reading Room]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/06/bryant-park-reading-room http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/06/bryant-park-reading-room Date: May 6, 2013

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Reading Room (in Bryant Park)

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

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

Registration required:
inlinguainBryantPark@inlingua.com

Start time: 11:45 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-05-06 2013-05-06 11:45 am 12:30 pm 40.7534, -73.9827 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 08:22:34 EDT
<![CDATA[Walk NYC: Willowbrook Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/06/walk-nyc-willowbrook-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/06/walk-nyc-willowbrook-park Date: May 6, 2013

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Carousel for All Children (in Willowbrook Park)

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-05-06 2013-05-06 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 08:22:34 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Piano]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/06/bryant-park-piano http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/06/bryant-park-piano Date: May 6, 2013

Clap your hands, stamp your feet, and say yeah to weekday performances of ragtime, jazz, boogie-woogie, and stride piano in Bryant Park. Produced in partnership with the Local 802 of the American Federation of Musicians and Sam Ash Music Stores.

Monday – Friday, 12:30pm – 2:30pm*

May 6 – 10 Terry Waldo
13 – 17 Jon Weber
20 – 24 Russ Kassoff
27 – 31 Larry Ham
June 3 – 7 Todd Robbins
10 – 14 Ayako Shirasaki
17 – 21 Luiz Simas
24 – 28 Joel Forrester
July 1 – 5 Junior Mance
8 – 12* Yuka Aikawa
15 – 19* Isaac ben Ayala
22 – 26* Dona Carter
29 – August 2* Deanna Witkowski
August 5 – 9* Roy Eaton
12 – 16* Victor Lin
19 – 23 Sue Maskaleris
26 – 30 Frank Owens
September 2 – 6 Armen Donelian
9 – 13 Dan Manjovi
16 – 20 Kuni Mikami
23 – 27 Daryl Sherman
*Piano will be held from 2pm – 4pm on Thursdays, July 11, 18, 25, and August 1, 8, 15

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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<![CDATA[Grow More Vegetables Certificate Series]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/06/grow-more-vegetables-certificate-seriesthe http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/06/grow-more-vegetables-certificate-seriesthe Date: May 6, 2013

The Grow More Vegetables Certificate Series is an edible gardening course designed to equip community gardeners, teachers, and city residents with the best organic techniques for growing vegetables safely and effectively, particularly in an urban setting. The program consists of six classes, both in the classroom and with hands-on gardening instruction in the field. The Queens Botanical Garden and Just Food in Manhattan will each host a Certificate series in their respective boroughs. Be advised that there is an application process for this Certificate series; preference will be given to community, school, and resident gardeners of the specific borough. For more information, e-mail greg@justfood.org for the Manhattan series.

Thursdays, April 4th - May 9th 6pm - 8pm
Mondays, May 6 - June 17th 6pm - 8pm

*Manhattan series will be held on six Mondays

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Just Food Office

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<![CDATA[Bryant Park Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/07/bryant-park-tai-chi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/07/bryant-park-tai-chi Date: May 7, 2013

Tai Chi and Eternal Spring are instructed by members of the Tai Chi Chuan Center for all ages and experience levels.

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone: 212-768-4242

Location: Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-05-07 2013-05-07 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.7541, -73.9845 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 08:22:34 EDT
<![CDATA[Art Exhibit: Fish & Crushed Can Story- Mixed Media]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/07/art-exhibit-fish-crushed-can-story-mixed-media http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/07/art-exhibit-fish-crushed-can-story-mixed-media Date: May 7, 2013

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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<![CDATA[Mother's Day Plant Sale]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/07/mothers-day-plant-sale http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/07/mothers-day-plant-sale Date: May 7, 2013

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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<![CDATA[Celebrate National Bike Month at QBG]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/07/celebrate-national-bike-month-at-qbg http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/07/celebrate-national-bike-month-at-qbg Date: May 7, 2013

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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<![CDATA[Fitness Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/07/fitness-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/07/fitness-walk Date: May 7, 2013

Adults can join us on a free fitness walking program every Tuesday and Thursday morning. This program is terrific for adults of all ages. We have just extended this walk until October 31st.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 352-4793 x301

Location: Joe Michaels Mile: Western Entrance (in Crocheron Park)

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Q012 Crocheron Park 2013-05-07 2013-05-07 9:00 am 40.7888, -73.7821 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 08:22:34 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Week at Fort Hamilton Senior Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/07/free-week-at-fort-hamilton-senior-recreation-center http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/07/free-week-at-fort-hamilton-senior-recreation-center Date: May 7, 2013

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 439-4296

Location: Fort Hamilton Senior Recreation Center

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<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Couch to 5K]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/07/shape-up-nyc-couch-to-5k http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/07/shape-up-nyc-couch-to-5k Date: May 7, 2013

Join Shape Up NYC for a free outdoor Couch to 5K class each week. No registration is required, just show up ready to work out. Couch to 5K is a beginner program for the aspiring runner that will combine running, walking, and conditioning exercises to get you in shape for long distance running. Meet outside the Bowne Park Field House, rain or shine.

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Bowne Park

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<![CDATA[Erik Benson: The Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/07/erik-benson-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/07/erik-benson-the-park Date: May 7, 2013

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: The Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-05-07 2013-05-07 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7676, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5187e57d9d9bb.jpg Sat, 19 Apr 2014 08:22:34 EDT
<![CDATA[Catch & Release Fishing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/07/catch-release-fishing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/07/catch-release-fishing Date: May 7, 2013

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

Catch & Release Fishing

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2013-05-07 2013-05-07 10:00 am 3:00 pm 40.7968, -73.9515 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/511bb82a307e4.jpg Sat, 19 Apr 2014 08:22:34 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Week at Fort Hamilton Senior Recreation Center: Pilates Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/07/free-week-at-fort-hamilton-senior-recreation-center-pilates-and-blood-pressure-checks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/07/free-week-at-fort-hamilton-senior-recreation-center-pilates-and-blood-pressure-checks Date: May 7, 2013

Gain core strength, flatten and tighten abdominals, and increase your overall flexibility in this free Pilates class. Create a balanced body while invigorating your mind and elevating your spirit.

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 439-4296

Location: Fort Hamilton Senior Recreation Center

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<![CDATA[Street Types: Turn of the Century Portraiture By Alice Austen]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/07/street-types-turn-of-the-century-portraiture-by-alice-austen http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/07/street-types-turn-of-the-century-portraiture-by-alice-austen Date: May 7, 2013

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-4506

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

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R117 Alice Austen Park 2013-05-07 2013-05-07 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.6146, -74.0631 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 08:22:34 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Highlights Walk at Wave Hill]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/07/garden-highlights-walk-at-wave-hill http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/07/garden-highlights-walk-at-wave-hill Date: May 7, 2013

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2013-05-07 2013-05-07 11:00 am 40.8991, -73.9119 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 08:22:34 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Chess]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/07/bryant-park-chess http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/07/bryant-park-chess Date: May 7, 2013

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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<![CDATA[Bryant Park Petanque]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/07/bryant-park-petanque http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/07/bryant-park-petanque Date: May 7, 2013

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

Available for parties.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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<![CDATA[Bryant Park: Le Carrousel]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/07/bryant-park-le-carrousel http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/07/bryant-park-le-carrousel Date: May 7, 2013

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

Also available for parties.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Le Carrousel (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-05-07 2013-05-07 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7533, -73.984 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 08:22:34 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/07/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/07/bryant-park-games Date: May 7, 2013

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/07/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/07/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: May 7, 2013

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Ping Pong Court (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-05-07 2013-05-07 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 08:22:34 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Reading Room]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/07/bryant-park-reading-room http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/07/bryant-park-reading-room Date: May 7, 2013

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Reading Room (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-05-07 2013-05-07 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7542, -73.9833 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 08:22:34 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Week at Fort Hamilton Senior Recreation Center: Blood Pressure Checks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/07/free-week-at-fort-hamilton-senior-recreation-center-free-blood-pressure-checks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/07/free-week-at-fort-hamilton-senior-recreation-center-free-blood-pressure-checks Date: May 7, 2013

Blood pressure checks are important measures of hypertension, a condition that can affect the entire body. Monitor your health with our free checks.

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 439-4296

Location: Fort Hamilton Senior Recreation Center

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<![CDATA[Bryant Park Meet the Birds]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/07/bryant-park-meet-the-birds http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/07/bryant-park-meet-the-birds Date: May 7, 2013

Get an up-close visit with exotic birds from Arcadia Bird Sanctuary and Educational Center.

*No "Meet the Birds" on June 25 and July 2*

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Le Carrousel (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-05-07 2013-05-07 11:30 am 2:00 pm 40.7533, -73.984 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 08:22:34 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/07/bryant-park-juggling1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/07/bryant-park-juggling1 Date: May 7, 2013

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-05-07 2013-05-07 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 08:22:34 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Piano]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/07/bryant-park-piano http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/07/bryant-park-piano Date: May 7, 2013

Clap your hands, stamp your feet, and say yeah to weekday performances of ragtime, jazz, boogie-woogie, and stride piano in Bryant Park. Produced in partnership with the Local 802 of the American Federation of Musicians and Sam Ash Music Stores.

Monday – Friday, 12:30pm – 2:30pm*

May 6 – 10 Terry Waldo
13 – 17 Jon Weber
20 – 24 Russ Kassoff
27 – 31 Larry Ham
June 3 – 7 Todd Robbins
10 – 14 Ayako Shirasaki
17 – 21 Luiz Simas
24 – 28 Joel Forrester
July 1 – 5 Junior Mance
8 – 12* Yuka Aikawa
15 – 19* Isaac ben Ayala
22 – 26* Dona Carter
29 – August 2* Deanna Witkowski
August 5 – 9* Roy Eaton
12 – 16* Victor Lin
19 – 23 Sue Maskaleris
26 – 30 Frank Owens
September 2 – 6 Armen Donelian
9 – 13 Dan Manjovi
16 – 20 Kuni Mikami
23 – 27 Daryl Sherman
*Piano will be held from 2pm – 4pm on Thursdays, July 11, 18, 25, and August 1, 8, 15

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-05-07 2013-05-07 12:30 pm 2:30 pm 40.7534, -73.9827 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 08:22:34 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/07/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/07/bryant-park-juggling Date: May 7, 2013

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

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-05-07 2013-05-07 5:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 08:22:34 EDT
<![CDATA[Stargazing on the High Line]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/07/every-tuesday-stargazing-on-the-high-line http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/07/every-tuesday-stargazing-on-the-high-line Date: May 7, 2013

You don’t have to leave New York City to see the stars.

Gaze at the stars, planets, and Moon through the high-powered telescopes of the Amateur Astronomers Association of New York, and chat with the experts about the sights you see. Stargazing at the High Line takes place every Tuesday, beginning at dusk, between Tuesday, April 2 and Tuesday, October 29.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 206-9922

Location: 14th Street Passage (in The High Line)

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M360 The High Line 2013-05-07 2013-05-07 6:30 pm 9:30 pm 40.7417, -74.0078 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5141fffebc529.png Sat, 19 Apr 2014 08:22:34 EDT
<![CDATA[Tuesday Tours: Weekly Guided Walking Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/07/tuesday-tours-weekly-free-guided-walking-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/07/tuesday-tours-weekly-free-guided-walking-tours Date: May 7, 2013

Hear the story behind New York City’s park in the sky. Tuesday Tours are free hour-long walking tours led by High Line Docents, knowledgeable volunteer guides who offer you an insider’s perspective on the park’s history, design, and landscape.

Tuesday Tours take place weekly between Tuesday, May 7 and Tuesday, September 24.

Space is limited. Please arrive at least 15 minutes early to guarantee a spot.

Tuesday Tours are subject to cancellation due to weather. Check back or follow @highlinenyc on Twitter for updates every Tuesday by noon.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 206-9922

Location: 14th Street Passage (in The High Line)

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M360 The High Line 2013-05-07 2013-05-07 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.7417, -74.0078 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51420073ab7ef.png Sat, 19 Apr 2014 08:22:34 EDT
<![CDATA[Sunrise Tai Chi Classes]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/08/sunrise-tai-chi-classes http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/08/sunrise-tai-chi-classes Date: May 8, 2013

Sunrise Tai Chi Classes with Robert Martinez, certified Tai Chi Instructor. All programs are free, led by trained professionals, and suitable for all levels. Wear comfy clothing and bring water. Rain and weather/air advisory cancels.

Start time: 6:30 am

End time: 7:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Linden Terrace (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2013-05-08 2013-05-08 6:30 am 7:30 am 40.8617, -73.9335 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/517ff120af3f6.jpg Sat, 19 Apr 2014 08:22:34 EDT
<![CDATA[Art Exhibit: Fish & Crushed Can Story- Mixed Media]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/08/art-exhibit-fish-crushed-can-story-mixed-media http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/08/art-exhibit-fish-crushed-can-story-mixed-media Date: May 8, 2013

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2013-05-08 2013-05-08 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 08:22:34 EDT
<![CDATA[Mother's Day Plant Sale]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/08/mothers-day-plant-sale http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/08/mothers-day-plant-sale Date: May 8, 2013

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2013-05-08 2013-05-08 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 08:22:34 EDT
<![CDATA[Celebrate National Bike Month at QBG]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/08/celebrate-national-bike-month-at-qbg http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/08/celebrate-national-bike-month-at-qbg Date: May 8, 2013

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2013-05-08 2013-05-08 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 08:22:34 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Week at Fort Hamilton Senior Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/08/free-week-at-fort-hamilton-senior-recreation-center http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/08/free-week-at-fort-hamilton-senior-recreation-center Date: May 8, 2013

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 439-4296

Location: Fort Hamilton Senior Recreation Center

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2013-05-08 2013-05-08 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.6133, -74.03 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5187e53f7ae10.jpg Sat, 19 Apr 2014 08:22:34 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Week at Fort Hamilton Senior Recreation Center: Aerobics Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/08/free-week-at-fort-hamilton-senior-recreation-center-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/08/free-week-at-fort-hamilton-senior-recreation-center-aerobics Date: May 8, 2013

Get your heart pumping through a free aerobics class. Informed by the latest finding in exercise science, this cardio class focuses on strengthening and fine tuning major muscle groups.

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 439-4296

Location: Fort Hamilton Senior Recreation Center

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2013-05-08 2013-05-08 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.6133, -74.03 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 08:22:34 EDT
<![CDATA[Erik Benson: The Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/08/erik-benson-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/08/erik-benson-the-park Date: May 8, 2013

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: The Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-05-08 2013-05-08 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7676, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5187e57d9d9bb.jpg Sat, 19 Apr 2014 08:22:34 EDT
<![CDATA[Greenbelt Tree Tots]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/08/greenbelt-tree-tots http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/08/greenbelt-tree-tots Date: May 8, 2013

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 [weather permitting] for 3 and 4 year olds and their caregiver.

Start time: 9:45 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2013-05-08 2013-05-08 9:45 am 10:30 am 40.5884, -74.1391 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 08:22:34 EDT
<![CDATA[Catch & Release Fishing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/08/catch-release-fishing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/08/catch-release-fishing Date: May 8, 2013

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

Catch & Release Fishing

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2013-05-08 2013-05-08 10:00 am 3:00 pm 40.7968, -73.9515 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/511bb82a307e4.jpg Sat, 19 Apr 2014 08:22:34 EDT
<![CDATA[Woodland Discovery Kit in Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/08/woodland-discovery-kit-in-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/08/woodland-discovery-kit-in-central-park Date: May 8, 2013

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2013-05-08 2013-05-08 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7968, -73.9515 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 08:22:34 EDT
<![CDATA[The Wild Garden: Discovering Central Park Woodlands Exhibit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/08/the-wild-garden-discovering-central-park-woodlands-exhibit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/08/the-wild-garden-discovering-central-park-woodlands-exhibit Date: May 8, 2013

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2013-05-08 2013-05-08 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7968, -73.9515 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 08:22:34 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks PuppetMobile Presents "Little Red's Hood"]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/08/cityparks-puppetmobile-presents-little-reds-hood http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/08/cityparks-puppetmobile-presents-little-reds-hood Date: May 8, 2013

Little Red’s Hood is a fresh retelling of the classic “Little Red Riding Hood” tale updated with a modern sensibility that will appeal to kids. The production features a dozen, hand-made marionettes crafted by the expert puppeteers from the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre.

Like many of today’s children, Little Red is a smart, young city slicker who is too focused on her smartphone to notice her surroundings. Wulfric is a misunderstood wolf with a sweet tooth. When Little Red travels from New York City to the country to deliver some cupcakes to her Grandma, she encounters a colorful cast of characters as Wulfric the Wolf tries to head her off at the pass.

Little Red’s Hood is directed by Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre’s Artistic Director Bruce Cannon and written by Liam Hurley.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Sunset Park Recreation Center (in Sunset Park)

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B087 Sunset Park 2013-05-08 2013-05-08 10:00 am 40.648, -74.0037 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/515b091466e89.jpg Sat, 19 Apr 2014 08:22:34 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Week at Fort Hamilton Senior Recreation Center: Zumba Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/08/free-week-at-fort-hamilton-senior-recreation-center-zumba http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/08/free-week-at-fort-hamilton-senior-recreation-center-zumba Date: May 8, 2013

Dance the pounds away through this fun, free exercise class. Zumba is a fusion of Latin, international and popular music dance themes that sculpt the body with fast and slow rhythms and easy to follow dance steps.

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 439-4296

Location: Fort Hamilton Senior Recreation Center

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2013-05-08 2013-05-08 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.6133, -74.03 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 08:22:34 EDT
<![CDATA[Street Types: Turn of the Century Portraiture By Alice Austen]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/08/street-types-turn-of-the-century-portraiture-by-alice-austen http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/08/street-types-turn-of-the-century-portraiture-by-alice-austen Date: May 8, 2013

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-4506

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

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R117 Alice Austen Park 2013-05-08 2013-05-08 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.6146, -74.0631 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 08:22:34 EDT
<![CDATA[Greenbelt Peepers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/08/greenbelt-peepers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/08/greenbelt-peepers Date: May 8, 2013

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 [weather permitting] for 2 year olds and their caregiver.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2013-05-08 2013-05-08 11:00 am 11:30 am 40.5884, -74.1391 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 08:22:34 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Chess]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/08/bryant-park-chess http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/08/bryant-park-chess Date: May 8, 2013

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-05-08 2013-05-08 11:00 am 8:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 08:22:34 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Petanque]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/08/bryant-park-petanque http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/08/bryant-park-petanque Date: May 8, 2013

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

Available for parties.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-05-08 2013-05-08 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7541, -73.9845 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 08:22:34 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park: Le Carrousel]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/08/bryant-park-le-carrousel http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/08/bryant-park-le-carrousel Date: May 8, 2013

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

Also available for parties.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Le Carrousel (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-05-08 2013-05-08 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7533, -73.984 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 08:22:34 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/08/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/08/bryant-park-games Date: May 8, 2013

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-05-08 2013-05-08 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 08:22:34 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/08/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/08/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: May 8, 2013

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Ping Pong Court (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-05-08 2013-05-08 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 08:22:34 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Reading Room]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/08/bryant-park-reading-room http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/08/bryant-park-reading-room Date: May 8, 2013

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Reading Room (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-05-08 2013-05-08 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7542, -73.9833 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 08:22:34 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Week at Fort Hamilton Senior Recreation Center: Yoga Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/08/free-week-at-fort-hamilton-senior-recreation-center-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/08/free-week-at-fort-hamilton-senior-recreation-center-yoga Date: May 8, 2013

Yoga strengthens your core and increases total body flexibility through meditative poses. Enjoy this class for free.

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 439-4296

Location: Fort Hamilton Senior Recreation Center

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2013-05-08 2013-05-08 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.6133, -74.03 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 08:22:34 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Intermediate French Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/08/bryant-park-intermediate-french-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/08/bryant-park-intermediate-french-class Date: May 8, 2013

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

Registration required. Email inlinguainBryantPark@inlingua.com to register.

French
May 8, 22; June 5, 19; July 3, 17, 31; August 14, 28

Start time: 11:45 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-05-08 2013-05-08 11:45 am 12:30 pm 40.7534, -73.9827 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 08:22:34 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/08/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/08/bryant-park-juggling Date: May 8, 2013

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-05-08 2013-05-08 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 08:22:34 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Week at Fort Hamilton Senior Recreation Center: Nutrition Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/08/free-week-at-fort-hamilton-senior-recreation-center-nutrition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/08/free-week-at-fort-hamilton-senior-recreation-center-nutrition Date: May 8, 2013

Learn the essential elements of a balanced, healthy diet informed by the latest findings in nutrition. This free class is taught by a registered dietician.

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 439-4296

Location: Fort Hamilton Senior Recreation Center

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2013-05-08 2013-05-08 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.6133, -74.03 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 08:22:34 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Piano]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/08/bryant-park-piano http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/08/bryant-park-piano Date: May 8, 2013

Clap your hands, stamp your feet, and say yeah to weekday performances of ragtime, jazz, boogie-woogie, and stride piano in Bryant Park. Produced in partnership with the Local 802 of the American Federation of Musicians and Sam Ash Music Stores.

Monday – Friday, 12:30pm – 2:30pm*

May 6 – 10 Terry Waldo
13 – 17 Jon Weber
20 – 24 Russ Kassoff
27 – 31 Larry Ham
June 3 – 7 Todd Robbins
10 – 14 Ayako Shirasaki
17 – 21 Luiz Simas
24 – 28 Joel Forrester
July 1 – 5 Junior Mance
8 – 12* Yuka Aikawa
15 – 19* Isaac ben Ayala
22 – 26* Dona Carter
29 – August 2* Deanna Witkowski
August 5 – 9* Roy Eaton
12 – 16* Victor Lin
19 – 23 Sue Maskaleris
26 – 30 Frank Owens
September 2 – 6 Armen Donelian
9 – 13 Dan Manjovi
16 – 20 Kuni Mikami
23 – 27 Daryl Sherman
*Piano will be held from 2pm – 4pm on Thursdays, July 11, 18, 25, and August 1, 8, 15

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-05-08 2013-05-08 12:30 pm 2:30 pm 40.7534, -73.9827 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 08:22:34 EDT
<![CDATA[Tour: Feeding the Future]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/08/tour-feeding-the-future http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/08/tour-feeding-the-future Date: May 8, 2013

Originally built in 1934, the High Line played a critical role in carrying farm-fresh foods to the growing metropolis.

During this walking tour, Sonya Kharas, of the NYU Food Studies Program, will reveal how food is at the center of the High Line’s history, and lead the group in an engaging discussion of the High Line’s changing role in the City’s food system.

This High Line Program is open to visitors of all ages.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 206-9922

Location: High Line (in The High Line)

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M360 The High Line 2013-05-08 2013-05-08 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.7467, -74.0057 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5141fcd7d0ad9.png Sat, 19 Apr 2014 08:22:34 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/09/bryant-park-tai-chi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/09/bryant-park-tai-chi Date: May 9, 2013

Tai Chi and Eternal Spring are instructed by members of the Tai Chi Chuan Center for all ages and experience levels.

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone: 212-768-4242

Location: Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-05-09 2013-05-09 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.7541, -73.9845 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 08:22:34 EDT
<![CDATA[Art Exhibit: Fish & Crushed Can Story- Mixed Media]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/09/art-exhibit-fish-crushed-can-story-mixed-media http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/09/art-exhibit-fish-crushed-can-story-mixed-media Date: May 9, 2013

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2013-05-09 2013-05-09 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 08:22:34 EDT
<![CDATA[Mother's Day Plant Sale]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/09/mothers-day-plant-sale http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/09/mothers-day-plant-sale Date: May 9, 2013

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2013-05-09 2013-05-09 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 08:22:34 EDT
<![CDATA[Celebrate National Bike Month at QBG]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/09/celebrate-national-bike-month-at-qbg http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/09/celebrate-national-bike-month-at-qbg Date: May 9, 2013

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2013-05-09 2013-05-09 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 08:22:34 EDT
<![CDATA[Fitness Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/09/fitness-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/09/fitness-walk Date: May 9, 2013

Adults can join us on a free fitness walking program every Tuesday and Thursday morning. This program is terrific for adults of all ages. We have just extended this walk until October 31st.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 352-4793 x301

Location: Joe Michaels Mile: Western Entrance (in Crocheron Park)

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Q012 Crocheron Park 2013-05-09 2013-05-09 9:00 am 40.7888, -73.7821 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 08:22:34 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Week at Fort Hamilton Senior Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/09/free-week-at-fort-hamilton-senior-recreation-center http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/09/free-week-at-fort-hamilton-senior-recreation-center Date: May 9, 2013

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 439-4296

Location: Fort Hamilton Senior Recreation Center

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2013-05-09 2013-05-09 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.6133, -74.03 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5187e53f7ae10.jpg Sat, 19 Apr 2014 08:22:34 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Couch to 5K]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/09/shape-up-nyc-couch-to-5k http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/09/shape-up-nyc-couch-to-5k Date: May 9, 2013

Join Shape Up NYC for a free outdoor Couch to 5K class each week. No registration is required, just show up ready to work out. Couch to 5K is a beginner program for the aspiring runner that will combine running, walking, and conditioning exercises to get you in shape for long distance running. Meet outside the Bowne Park Field House, rain or shine.

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Bowne Park

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Q006 Bowne Park 2013-05-09 2013-05-09 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.7705, -73.8073 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 08:22:34 EDT
<![CDATA[Erik Benson: The Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/09/erik-benson-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/09/erik-benson-the-park Date: May 9, 2013

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: The Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-05-09 2013-05-09 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7676, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5187e57d9d9bb.jpg Sat, 19 Apr 2014 08:22:34 EDT
<![CDATA[Stretching, Toning, and Relaxation at the Poe Visitor Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/09/craniosacral-relaxation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/09/craniosacral-relaxation Date: May 9, 2013

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 2013-05-09 2013-05-09 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 08:22:34 EDT
<![CDATA[Catch & Release Fishing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/09/catch-release-fishing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/09/catch-release-fishing Date: May 9, 2013

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

Catch & Release Fishing

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2013-05-09 2013-05-09 10:00 am 3:00 pm 40.7968, -73.9515 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/511bb82a307e4.jpg Sat, 19 Apr 2014 08:22:34 EDT
<![CDATA[Woodland Discovery Kit in Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/09/woodland-discovery-kit-in-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/09/woodland-discovery-kit-in-central-park Date: May 9, 2013

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2013-05-09 2013-05-09 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7968, -73.9515 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 08:22:34 EDT
<![CDATA[The Wild Garden: Discovering Central Park Woodlands Exhibit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/09/the-wild-garden-discovering-central-park-woodlands-exhibit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/09/the-wild-garden-discovering-central-park-woodlands-exhibit Date: May 9, 2013

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2013-05-09 2013-05-09 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7968, -73.9515 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 08:22:34 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks PuppetMobile Presents "Little Red's Hood"]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/09/cityparks-puppetmobile-presents-little-reds-hood http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/09/cityparks-puppetmobile-presents-little-reds-hood Date: May 9, 2013

Little Red’s Hood is a fresh retelling of the classic “Little Red Riding Hood” tale updated with a modern sensibility that will appeal to kids. The production features a dozen, hand-made marionettes crafted by the expert puppeteers from the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre.

Like many of today’s children, Little Red is a smart, young city slicker who is too focused on her smartphone to notice her surroundings. Wulfric is a misunderstood wolf with a sweet tooth. When Little Red travels from New York City to the country to deliver some cupcakes to her Grandma, she encounters a colorful cast of characters as Wulfric the Wolf tries to head her off at the pass.

Little Red’s Hood is directed by Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre’s Artistic Director Bruce Cannon and written by Liam Hurley.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Sunset Park Recreation Center (in Sunset Park)

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B087 Sunset Park 2013-05-09 2013-05-09 10:00 am 40.648, -74.0037 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/515b091466e89.jpg Sat, 19 Apr 2014 08:22:34 EDT
<![CDATA[Greenbelt Tree Tots]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/09/greenbelt-tree-tots http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/09/greenbelt-tree-tots Date: May 9, 2013

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 (weather permitting) for 3 and 4 year olds and their caregiver.

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 2013-05-09 2013-05-09 10:00 am 10:45 am 40.5884, -74.1391 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 08:22:34 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Week at Fort Hamilton Senior Recreation Center: Gardening Green Up]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/09/free-week-at-fort-hamilton-senior-recreation-center-gardening-green-up http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/09/free-week-at-fort-hamilton-senior-recreation-center-gardening-green-up Date: May 9, 2013

Exercise your green thumbs in this gardening activity designed to beautify Fort Hamilton.

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 439-4296

Location: Fort Hamilton Senior Recreation Center

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2013-05-09 2013-05-09 10:00 am 40.6133, -74.03 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 08:22:34 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park Day at Utopia Playground]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/09/its-my-park-day-at-utopia-playground http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/09/its-my-park-day-at-utopia-playground Date: May 9, 2013

On It's My Park Day, come out and join Birch Family Services as they rake leaves, remove debris and clean the Utopia Playground.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 591-8100

Location: Utopia Playground

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Q294 Utopia Playground 2013-05-09 2013-05-09 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7307, -73.7924 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 08:22:34 EDT
<![CDATA[Street Types: Turn of the Century Portraiture By Alice Austen]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/09/street-types-turn-of-the-century-portraiture-by-alice-austen http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/09/street-types-turn-of-the-century-portraiture-by-alice-austen Date: May 9, 2013

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-4506

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

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R117 Alice Austen Park 2013-05-09 2013-05-09 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.6146, -74.0631 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 08:22:34 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Chess]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/09/bryant-park-chess http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/09/bryant-park-chess Date: May 9, 2013

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-05-09 2013-05-09 11:00 am 8:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 08:22:34 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Petanque]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/09/bryant-park-petanque http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/09/bryant-park-petanque Date: May 9, 2013

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

Available for parties.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-05-09 2013-05-09 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7541, -73.9845 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 08:22:34 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park: Le Carrousel]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/09/bryant-park-le-carrousel http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/09/bryant-park-le-carrousel Date: May 9, 2013

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

Also available for parties.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Le Carrousel (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-05-09 2013-05-09 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7533, -73.984 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 08:22:34 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/09/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/09/bryant-park-games Date: May 9, 2013

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-05-09 2013-05-09 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 08:22:34 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/09/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/09/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: May 9, 2013

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Ping Pong Court (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-05-09 2013-05-09 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 08:22:34 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Reading Room]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/09/bryant-park-reading-room http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/09/bryant-park-reading-room Date: May 9, 2013

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Reading Room (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-05-09 2013-05-09 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7542, -73.9833 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 08:22:34 EDT
<![CDATA[Ride The Carousel in Prospect Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/09/ride-the-carousel-in-prospect-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/09/ride-the-carousel-in-prospect-park Date: May 9, 2013

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 230-7637

Location: The Carousel (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2013-05-09 2013-05-09 12:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.6637, -73.9642 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/516344b163619.jpg Sat, 19 Apr 2014 08:22:34 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/09/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/09/bryant-park-juggling Date: May 9, 2013

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-05-09 2013-05-09 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 08:22:34 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Piano]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/09/bryant-park-piano http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/09/bryant-park-piano Date: May 9, 2013

Clap your hands, stamp your feet, and say yeah to weekday performances of ragtime, jazz, boogie-woogie, and stride piano in Bryant Park. Produced in partnership with the Local 802 of the American Federation of Musicians and Sam Ash Music Stores.

Monday – Friday, 12:30pm – 2:30pm*

May 6 – 10 Terry Waldo
13 – 17 Jon Weber
20 – 24 Russ Kassoff
27 – 31 Larry Ham
June 3 – 7 Todd Robbins
10 – 14 Ayako Shirasaki
17 – 21 Luiz Simas
24 – 28 Joel Forrester
July 1 – 5 Junior Mance
8 – 12* Yuka Aikawa
15 – 19* Isaac ben Ayala
22 – 26* Dona Carter
29 – August 2* Deanna Witkowski
August 5 – 9* Roy Eaton
12 – 16* Victor Lin
19 – 23 Sue Maskaleris
26 – 30 Frank Owens
September 2 – 6 Armen Donelian
9 – 13 Dan Manjovi
16 – 20 Kuni Mikami
23 – 27 Daryl Sherman
*Piano will be held from 2pm – 4pm on Thursdays, July 11, 18, 25, and August 1, 8, 15

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-05-09 2013-05-09 12:30 pm 2:30 pm 40.7534, -73.9827 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 08:22:34 EDT
<![CDATA[High Line Field Station]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/09/every-thursday-high-line-field-station http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/09/every-thursday-high-line-field-station Date: May 9, 2013

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

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

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 206-9922

Location: Chelsea Market Passage (in The High Line)

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M360 The High Line 2013-05-09 2013-05-09 1:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.7429, -74.0072 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 08:22:34 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature's Helpers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/09/natures-helpers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/09/natures-helpers Date: May 9, 2013

Spend time outside enjoying nature while helping to keep the Park clean.

Families are encouraged to come and take a tour of the Park and its waterways and help keep it clean along the way. Gloves, garbage bags and trash grabbers will be provided.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2013-05-09 2013-05-09 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/515c79d60235d.jpg Sat, 19 Apr 2014 08:22:34 EDT
<![CDATA[Tour: What’s in Bloom: A Nature Walk on the High Line]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/09/tour-whats-in-bloom-a-nature-walk-on-the-high-line http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/09/tour-whats-in-bloom-a-nature-walk-on-the-high-line Date: May 9, 2013

In keeping with the vision of Dutch planting designer Piet Oudolf, the High Line’s landscape undergoes dramatic transitions through the four seasons, with new foliage and blooms on view each month. Take a walking tour with a High Line Gardener to get an insider’s look at the park’s unique horticultural design, and learn what it takes to maintain a garden elevated above the streets of New York City.

This High Line Program is open to visitors of all ages. Purchase your tickets below.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 206-9922

Location: High Line (in The High Line)

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M360 The High Line 2013-05-09 2013-05-09 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.7467, -74.0057 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5141fec5bb012.png Sat, 19 Apr 2014 08:22:34 EDT
<![CDATA[Animal Encounter at Prospect Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/09/animal-encounter-at-prospect-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/09/animal-encounter-at-prospect-park Date: May 9, 2013

Curious as to how “Snappy” the turtle got her name? Want to watch the snake gobble up a mouse? Join one of our trained staff in learning more about the animals in the Audubon Center’s collection. Learn what it takes to care for these amazing creatures and even assist in an actual feeding. There will also be opportunities to get up close and personal with our box turtle!

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2013-05-09 2013-05-09 2:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5163470fe9ca2.png Sat, 19 Apr 2014 08:22:34 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature On The Go!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/09/nature-on-the-go http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/09/nature-on-the-go Date: May 9, 2013

Come have fun in nature. A Naturalist will lead children and families to areas near the Audubon Center, where you can be active and learn about the nature that is all around us.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2013-05-09 2013-05-09 3:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51634824e03ed.jpg Sat, 19 Apr 2014 08:22:34 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Crew]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/09/garden-crew-training-session http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/09/garden-crew-training-session Date: May 9, 2013

The ornamental and native plantings around Sherman Creek and Swindler Cove need constant care; from watering to weeding, planting to dead-heading there is always work to be done in these gardens. Help maintain the Sherman Creek Gardens and join our Garden Crew on Thursday evenings this spring through fall.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone: (917) 291-6436

Location: Swindler Cove Park

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2013-05-09 2013-05-09 4:00 pm 6:30 pm 40.8588, -73.923 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51360fad2696e.jpg Sat, 19 Apr 2014 08:22:34 EDT
<![CDATA[School Garden Plant Start Giveaway]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/09/school-garden-plant-start-giveaway http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/09/school-garden-plant-start-giveaway Date: May 9, 2013

Grow to Learn registered school gardens ONLY may pick up 2 flats each of vegetable, herb, and flower starts.

You must RSVP for this event, as supplies are limited.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 788-8073

Location: College Avenue Garden

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2013-05-09 2013-05-09 4:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.838, -73.9099 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 08:22:34 EDT
<![CDATA[Birding Tours at Bryant Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/09/birding-tours-at-bryant-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/09/birding-tours-at-bryant-park Date: May 9, 2013

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

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 'wichcraft coffee kiosk (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-05-09 2013-05-09 5:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.7545, -73.984 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 08:22:34 EDT
<![CDATA["Grow More Vegetables" Certificate Series]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/09/grow-more-vegetables-certificate-series http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/09/grow-more-vegetables-certificate-series Date: May 9, 2013

Queens Botanical Garden announces the opening of registration for the “Grow More Vegetables” program which will be held at the Garden beginning in April. This is a free edible gardening course designed to equip community gardeners, teachers, and city residents with the best organic techniques for growing vegetables safely and effectively, particularly in urban settings. The program, with hands-on gardening instruction, consists of six classes, both in the classroom and in the field. There is an application process and preference will be given to participants who work, live, or garden in Queens. The course runs for six Thursdays, April 4-May 9, 6-8pm. Space is limited.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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<![CDATA[Grow More Vegetables Certificate Series]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/09/grow-more-vegetables-certificate-series1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/09/grow-more-vegetables-certificate-series1 Date: May 9, 2013

The Grow More Vegetables Certificate Series is an edible gardening course designed to equip community gardeners, teachers, and city residents with the best organic techniques for growing vegetables safely and effectively, particularly in an urban setting. The program consists of six classes, both in the classroom and with hands-on gardening instruction in the field. The Queens Botanical Garden and Just Food in Manhattan will each host a Certificate series in their respective boroughs. Be advised that there is an application process for this Certificate series; preference will be given to community, school, and resident gardeners of the specific borough. For more information, e-mail greg@justfood.org for the Manhattan series. For the Queens series, download the Queens Botanical Garden application.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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<![CDATA[Art Exhibit: Fish & Crushed Can Story- Mixed Media]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/10/art-exhibit-fish-crushed-can-story-mixed-media http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/10/art-exhibit-fish-crushed-can-story-mixed-media Date: May 10, 2013

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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<![CDATA[Mother's Day Plant Sale]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/10/mothers-day-plant-sale http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/10/mothers-day-plant-sale Date: May 10, 2013

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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<![CDATA[Celebrate National Bike Month at QBG]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/10/celebrate-national-bike-month-at-qbg http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/10/celebrate-national-bike-month-at-qbg Date: May 10, 2013

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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<![CDATA[Yoga in the Orangerie]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/10/yoga-in-the-orangerie http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/10/yoga-in-the-orangerie Date: May 10, 2013

The benefits of yoga are well known: de-stress, get strong and flexible, and have fun! This beginner level class is also suitable for those who want to deepen their practice in a steady, mindful approach. Taught by certified Anusara yoga teacher Ann Casapini in a serene, sunlit space. Ten-class series. Class size limited to 12. Registration and pre-payment required.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:15 am

Contact phone: (718) 885-1461

Location: Bartow Pell Mansion

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<![CDATA[Free Week at Fort Hamilton Senior Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/10/free-week-at-fort-hamilton-senior-recreation-center http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/10/free-week-at-fort-hamilton-senior-recreation-center Date: May 10, 2013

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 439-4296

Location: Fort Hamilton Senior Recreation Center

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<![CDATA[Free Week at Fort Hamilton Senior Recreation Center: Wii Bowling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/10/free-week-at-fort-hamilton-senior-recreation-center-wii-bowling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/10/free-week-at-fort-hamilton-senior-recreation-center-wii-bowling Date: May 10, 2013

Experience Wii Bowling, a fun video game that mirrors the real thing. Use hand-eye coordination and upper-body muscles to bowl a strike with a Wii hand-held controller.

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 439-4296

Location: Fort Hamilton Senior Recreation Center

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