NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2016 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://nyc.gov/parks/events NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Fri, 12 Feb 2016 14:12:51 GMT <![CDATA[Holiday Train Show]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/09/holiday-train-show http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/09/holiday-train-show Date: January 9, 2016

See enchanting model trains zip through a display of 150 landmarks, each re-created with bark, leaves, and other natural materials—all under the twinkling glow of the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory.

Marvel at G-scale locomotives humming along among familiar sights such as the Brooklyn Bridge, Statue of Liberty, and Rockefeller Center—surprising at every turn—on nearly a half-mile of track.

Please note: Advanced reservations are strongly recommended. To purchase tickets, please visit the New York Botanical Garden's website. The New York Botanical Garden is open Tuesdays through Sundays (closed on Mondays).

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 817-8716

Location: New York Botanical Garden

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2016-01-09 2016-01-09 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.86259841918945000, -73.87830352783203000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/564ba54a1e42b.jpg Tue, 17 Nov 2015 18:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Tai Chi Chuan]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/09/tai-chi-chuan http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/09/tai-chi-chuan Date: January 9, 2016

Quiet like a mountain, moving like a river, Tai Chi Chuan is a sequence of gentle movements based on images found in nature. In this class, Irving Yee, a member of the William CC Chen Tai Chi School, introduces students to the internal martial arts, and promotes awareness of their health benefits. Students split into groups according to their level of expertise, exploring movements at their own pace, whether as beginners or more advanced students of Tai Chi. Classes are held indoors November through April.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: 718-549-3200

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2016-01-09 2016-01-09 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/565ded5f7970c.jpg Tue, 01 Dec 2015 16:00:01 EST
<![CDATA[MulchFest]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/09/mulchfest http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/09/mulchfest Date: January 9, 2016

Bring your holiday tree to a designated city park to be recycled into mulch that will nourish plantings across the city!

We'll recycle your Christmas trees into wood chips. These wood chips are used to nourish trees and plants on streets and gardens citywide. Or, take home your very own bag of mulch to use in your backyard or to make a winter bed for a street tree . More than 30,000 trees were recycled last year. Help us top this number!

Chipping Locations
You can bring your tree to a chipping location on January 9 and 10 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. We’ll chip your tree, and give you your very own bag of mulch! For a list of chipping locations near you, please visit our MulchFest page.

Drop-Off Locations
Or you can bring your tree to a drop-off site from Saturday, January 2 through Sunday, January 10. Leave your tree with us, and we’ll recycle it for you later! For a list of drop-off locations near you, please visit our MulchFest page.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: New York City

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2016-01-09 2016-01-09 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.71328353881800000, -74.00698089599600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/565e1cab92648.jpg Fri, 18 Dec 2015 12:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Christmas in the Colonies]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/09/chirstmas-in-the-colonies http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/09/chirstmas-in-the-colonies Date: January 9, 2016

Enjoy Van Cortlandt House decked out in its holiday finery for Saint Nicholas Day, New Year’s Day, and Twelfth Night.

Free with regular museum admission.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 543-3344

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2016-01-09 2016-01-09 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.89114379882812500, -73.89489746093750000 Wed, 25 Nov 2015 13:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Living with White-Tailed Deer]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/09/living-with-whitetailed-deer http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/09/living-with-whitetailed-deer Date: January 9, 2016

Explore the woods of Blue Heron Park with the Urban Park Rangers in a search for deer. Learn about deer ecology and behavior as you look for clues of deer presence. Join in a discussion about the impacts of deer in an urban environment.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-967-3542

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

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R119 Blue Heron Park 2016-01-09 2016-01-09 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.53085327148437500, -74.17777252197266000 Thu, 03 Dec 2015 13:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Penguins Are Cool!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/09/penguins-are-cool http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/09/penguins-are-cool Date: January 9, 2016

Learn about penguins, then make a pom-pom penguin craft. Afterwards join us for a popular penguin movie starting at 1pm. Ages 4-8 with chaperone.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2016-01-09 2016-01-09 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 Wed, 09 Dec 2015 18:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/09/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/09/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: January 9, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2016-01-09 2016-01-09 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56423eb442327.jpg Wed, 16 Dec 2015 18:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Composting 101 Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/09/composting-101-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/09/composting-101-workshop Date: January 9, 2016

What is compost? How do I make it? Do I need a bin? Do I need worms? This basic level workshop will introduce you to compost, how it’s made, and what to do with it when it’s done. Pre-registration requested.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 425-3504

Location: Compost Demonstration Site (in Snug Harbor Cultural Center)

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R116 Snug Harbor Cultural Center 2016-01-09 2016-01-09 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.64268829089600000, -74.10273053751800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/567318b23afe4.jpg Fri, 18 Dec 2015 15:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Free Community Restorative Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/09/free-community-restorative-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/09/free-community-restorative-yoga Date: January 9, 2016

Try out a session of restorative yoga, a gentle practice that promotes a deep sense of relaxation and helps restore energy. With instructor Betsy Kase, Director of Yoga Haven, use supported and modified poses and props such as blocks, blankets, belts, music and aromatherapy, to go inward and enjoy the benefits of slowing down. Wrap up the experience with a cup of herbal tea. Equipment provided.

Free, and admission to the grounds is free until noon.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-549-3200

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2016-01-09 2016-01-09 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/565df1976525c.jpg Tue, 01 Dec 2015 16:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Playwriting for Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/09/playwriting-for-adults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/09/playwriting-for-adults Date: January 9, 2016

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2016-01-09 2016-01-09 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Wed, 30 Dec 2015 12:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Learn to Play Soccer with Coach Victor Campbell]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/09/learn-to-play-soccer-with-coach-victor-campbell http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/09/learn-to-play-soccer-with-coach-victor-campbell Date: January 9, 2016

Children and youth ages 6-12 years learn fundamental and advanced soccer skills.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-402-5155

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

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2016-01-09 2016-01-09 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.81079864501953000, -73.91470336914062000 Wed, 23 Sep 2015 18:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Winter Wellness: Salves & Lotions]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/09/winter-wellness-salves-lotions http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/09/winter-wellness-salves-lotions Date: January 9, 2016

Start 2016 resolved to be healthy and strong in body and soul. In this series of hands-on workshops, learn about the medicinal qualities of herbs and practice new wellness techniques. In this first session, guided by Melissa Rivera fromEssence & Aroma, discover the healing properties and benefits of herbs and create your own salves and lotions to soothe your winter-weary skin. Take home recipes, as well as a set of all-natural products made during the workshop. The second and third sessions in this series take place on January 16 and February 13.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-549-3200

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2016-01-09 2016-01-09 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/565df782b9ae9.jpg Tue, 01 Dec 2015 16:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Medicinal Plants]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/09/medicinal-plants http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/09/medicinal-plants Date: January 9, 2016

Learn how common plants have been used by humans throughout history to ease pain and cure disease.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 548-0912

Location: Van Cortlandt Nature Center (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2016-01-09 2016-01-09 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.89110183715800000, -73.89399719238300000 Wed, 02 Dec 2015 14:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Winter Survival Skills]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/09/winter-survival-skills http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/09/winter-survival-skills Date: January 9, 2016

Our Urban Park Rangers are well versed in outdoor lore. Learn ways to stay warm and survive in harsh winter weather. All programs are family-friendly, but are recommended for ages 8 years and older.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

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

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B087 Sunset Park 2016-01-09 2016-01-09 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.64636741800000000, -74.00180339810000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/565f3c487e646.jpg Wed, 02 Dec 2015 14:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Paper Arts & Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/09/paper-arts-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/09/paper-arts-crafts Date: January 9, 2016

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2016-01-09 2016-01-09 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Wed, 30 Dec 2015 17:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Union Square: Crossroads of New York Walking Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/09/union-square-crossroads-of-new-york-walking-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/09/union-square-crossroads-of-new-york-walking-tour Date: January 9, 2016

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 517-1826

Location: Abraham Lincoln Statue (in Union Square Park)

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M089 Union Square Park 2016-01-09 2016-01-09 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.73630142211914000, -73.99009704589844000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54cfe899a5d4d.jpg Tue, 15 Dec 2015 11:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Le Petit Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/09/le-petit-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/09/le-petit-art Date: January 9, 2016

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2016-01-09 2016-01-09 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Mon, 31 Aug 2015 17:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Leading the Way: Six Outstanding Women of Queens]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/09/leading-the-way-six-outstanding-women-of-queens http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/09/leading-the-way-six-outstanding-women-of-queens Date: January 9, 2016

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

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 939-0647

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

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Q022 Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech 2016-01-09 2016-01-09 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.76369857788086000, -73.82399749755860000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5591a2b96e22b.jpg Thu, 30 Jul 2015 11:00:10 EDT
<![CDATA[New York Road Runners Open Run: Run for Life at Marine Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/10/new-york-road-runners-open-run-run-for-life-at-marine-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/10/new-york-road-runners-open-run-run-for-life-at-marine-park Date: January 10, 2016

Open Run is a new community-based initiative that launched in St. Mary's Park in the Bronx on National Running Day, June 3, 2015. Through this initiative, New York Road Runners is empowering local volunteers to bring free weekly runs to local neighborhood parks all over NYC.

All runs are directed by volunteers and are free to all participants. The finish line is open until the last person is done. The courses vary based on park, but they are between 2.5-3 miles. Participants are encouraged to arrive 15 minutes before the start of the run and to leave their valuables at home – bag check is not provided. No need to do anything before the run, just show up. Open to all ages, experience levels, walkers, strollers, dogs: All are welcome!

This program is in coordination with NYC Parks' Community Parks Initiative.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Carmine Carro Community Center (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2016-01-10 2016-01-10 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.60810089111300000, -73.93769836425800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/567b155c53d54.png Mon, 28 Dec 2015 18:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Winter Birding]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/10/winter-birding http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/10/winter-birding Date: January 10, 2016

The Hudson River valley hosts an impressive diversity of bird species, even during the winter months. Explore Wave Hill’s tranquil gardens and woodlands with naturalist Gabriel Willow to observe birds in their winter habitats. Ages 10 and older welcome with an adult. Severe weather cancels. For weather-related updates call (718) 549-3200 x245 by 8AM the day of the walk.

Free with admission to the grounds. (NYC Audubon Members enjoy two-for-one admission.)

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone: 718-549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2016-01-10 2016-01-10 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/565dfb320abde.jpg Tue, 01 Dec 2015 16:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Holiday Train Show]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/10/holiday-train-show http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/10/holiday-train-show Date: January 10, 2016

See enchanting model trains zip through a display of 150 landmarks, each re-created with bark, leaves, and other natural materials—all under the twinkling glow of the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory.

Marvel at G-scale locomotives humming along among familiar sights such as the Brooklyn Bridge, Statue of Liberty, and Rockefeller Center—surprising at every turn—on nearly a half-mile of track.

Please note: Advanced reservations are strongly recommended. To purchase tickets, please visit the New York Botanical Garden's website. The New York Botanical Garden is open Tuesdays through Sundays (closed on Mondays).

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 817-8716

Location: New York Botanical Garden

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2016-01-10 2016-01-10 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.86259841918945000, -73.87830352783203000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/564ba54a1e42b.jpg Tue, 17 Nov 2015 18:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Hatha Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/10/hatha-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/10/hatha-yoga Date: January 10, 2016

Reduce stress, increase your energy and bring strength and flexibility to mind, body and spirit with a yoga practice. Classes are led by Yoga for Blissdirector Neem Dewji, and are held indoors November through April. All levels welcome.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:15 am

Contact phone: 718-549-3200

Location: Ecology Building (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2016-01-10 2016-01-10 10:00 am 11:15 am 40.89788818359375000, -73.91107940673828000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/565deebea5779.jpg Tue, 01 Dec 2015 16:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[MulchFest]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/10/mulchfest http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/10/mulchfest Date: January 10, 2016

Bring your holiday tree to a designated city park to be recycled into mulch that will nourish plantings across the city!

We'll recycle your Christmas trees into wood chips. These wood chips are used to nourish trees and plants on streets and gardens citywide. Or, take home your very own bag of mulch to use in your backyard or to make a winter bed for a street tree . More than 30,000 trees were recycled last year. Help us top this number!

Chipping Locations
You can bring your tree to a chipping location on January 9 and 10 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. We’ll chip your tree, and give you your very own bag of mulch! For a list of chipping locations near you, please visit our MulchFest page.

Drop-Off Locations
Or you can bring your tree to a drop-off site from Saturday, January 2 through Sunday, January 10. Leave your tree with us, and we’ll recycle it for you later! For a list of drop-off locations near you, please visit our MulchFest page.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: New York City

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2016-01-10 2016-01-10 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.71328353881800000, -74.00698089599600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/565e1cab92648.jpg Fri, 18 Dec 2015 12:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Christmas in the Colonies]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/10/chirstmas-in-the-colonies http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/10/chirstmas-in-the-colonies Date: January 10, 2016

Enjoy Van Cortlandt House decked out in its holiday finery for Saint Nicholas Day, New Year’s Day, and Twelfth Night.

Free with regular museum admission.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 543-3344

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2016-01-10 2016-01-10 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.89114379882812500, -73.89489746093750000 Wed, 25 Nov 2015 13:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Electronic Waste Recycling Event]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/10/electronic-waste-recycling-event http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/10/electronic-waste-recycling-event Date: January 10, 2016

Responsibly dispose of all your unwanted or broken gadgets at the 13th annual “after the holidays” e-waste event at Queens Botanical Garden in partnership with the Lower East Side Ecology Center.

And don’t miss the children’s craft activity from 1 to 3pm in the Education Building. After dropping off items at the e-waste event, join us in the Education Building, where we’ll be making children’s crafts out of recycled and repurposed items. Crafts are free to make and available while supplies last, 1pm to 3pm.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden Parking Garden

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2016-01-10 2016-01-10 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.75189971923828000, -73.83029937744140000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/567b11045640c.jpg Mon, 28 Dec 2015 18:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Fitness Hike in the Greenbelt]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/10/fitness-hike-vigorous http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/10/fitness-hike-vigorous Date: January 10, 2016

Our Urban Park Ranger hiking guides will introduce you to the hidden gems of New York City. On our hikes you can explore nature, discover our city’s urban forests, or just unplug form the world to clear your head.

This vigorous intensity hike is a long distance hike that features hills and rugged terrain.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Parking Area (in High Rock Park)

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R088 High Rock Park 2016-01-10 2016-01-10 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.58452377526500000, -74.12510871887200000 Thu, 17 Dec 2015 13:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/10/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/10/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park Date: January 10, 2016

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

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

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

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

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

For more information, please review these Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

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

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M010 Central Park 2016-01-10 2016-01-10 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.77249908447265600, -73.96700286865234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56423e4f3f7a0.jpg Sat, 09 Jan 2016 18:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[North Manhattan Parks Super Hike (Moderate)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/10/north-manhattan-parks-super-hike-moderate http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/10/north-manhattan-parks-super-hike-moderate Date: January 10, 2016

Discover the hidden gems found in the parks of northern Manhattan. Hikers will see the old rock shelters used by Lenape Natives at Inwood Hill Park, observe the Cloisters building in Fort Tryon Park, and finish at the legendary Little Red Lighthouse.

Registration required. To register visit www.nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Wednesday December 30th.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: 212-628-2345

Location: Inwood Hill Park

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2016-01-10 2016-01-10 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.87300109863281000, -73.92539978027344000 Mon, 30 Nov 2015 17:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Meditation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/10/meditation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/10/meditation Date: January 10, 2016

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

Start time: 11:45 am

End time: 12:45 pm

Contact phone: 718-549-3200

Location: Ecology Building (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2016-01-10 2016-01-10 11:45 am 12:45 pm 40.89788818359375000, -73.91107940673828000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/565def8ab9257.jpg Tue, 01 Dec 2015 16:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Trail of the Month: Nature Center Trail]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/10/trail-of-the-month-nature-center-trail http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/10/trail-of-the-month-nature-center-trail Date: January 10, 2016

Kick off the New Year with a leisurely paced, one mile interpretive hike around the Nature Center trail.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2016-01-10 2016-01-10 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 Mon, 14 Dec 2015 13:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Build a Birdfeeder]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/10/build-a-birdfeeder http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/10/build-a-birdfeeder Date: January 10, 2016

Build your very own bird feeder from recycled materials. Participants chosen by lottery. To enter your name in the lottery, visit www.nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Friday, January 1st.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-421-2021

Location: Marine Park at E. 36th Street (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2016-01-10 2016-01-10 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.60540008544922000, -73.92759704589844000 Mon, 30 Nov 2015 17:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Family Nature Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/10/family-nature-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/10/family-nature-walk Date: January 10, 2016

Join naturalist and educator Gabriel Willow on a family-friendly walk through the gardens or woodlands. Ages six and older welcome with an adult.

Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2016-01-10 2016-01-10 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/565dfd269fd44.jpg Tue, 01 Dec 2015 16:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Garden & Conservatory Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/10/garden-conservatory-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/10/garden-conservatory-highlights-walk Date: January 10, 2016

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

Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2016-01-10 2016-01-10 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/565df08b14430.jpg Tue, 01 Dec 2015 16:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Concert: Hermès String Quartet]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/10/concert-herms-string-quartet http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/10/concert-herms-string-quartet Date: January 10, 2016

Founded in 2008 at the Lyon Conservatory, the Hermès String Quartet is a luminous, young, Paris-based ensemble and winner of the Young Concert Artists International Auditions. The Quartet offers a program of quartets by Ravel and Mozart to showcase its “intense and colorful playing” (The New York Times). The performance lasts approximately one hour.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-549-3200

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2016-01-10 2016-01-10 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/565dfe5b3abb9.jpg Tue, 01 Dec 2015 16:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Leading the Way: Six Outstanding Women of Queens]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/10/leading-the-way-six-outstanding-women-of-queens http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/10/leading-the-way-six-outstanding-women-of-queens Date: January 10, 2016

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

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 939-0647

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

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Q022 Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech 2016-01-10 2016-01-10 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.76369857788086000, -73.82399749755860000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5591a2b96e22b.jpg Thu, 30 Jul 2015 11:00:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Live Concert by Singer Ryan Kelly]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/11/arts-culture-fun-live-concert-by-singer-ryan-kelly http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/11/arts-culture-fun-live-concert-by-singer-ryan-kelly Date: January 11, 2016

Join us for a concert by Ryan Kelly performing songs from her CD "Ryan not just another girl." Ms. Kelly's style is a mix of pop, rock,jazz, adult contemporary, standards, easy listening & orchestral music. Not Just Another Girl is perfect for the music lover and the lyric lover.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: 718 667-3545

Location: Greenbelt Recreation Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2016-01-11 2016-01-11 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.59260177612305000, -74.13580322265625000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/568d74f318012.jpg Thu, 07 Jan 2016 13:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[3 to 6 Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/11/3-to-6-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/11/3-to-6-club Date: January 11, 2016

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

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

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

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

Location: Walker Park

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R015 Walker Park 2016-01-11 2016-01-11 3:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.64329910278320000, -74.10939788818360000 Mon, 25 Jan 2016 16:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Teen PASS]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/11/teen-pass http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/11/teen-pass Date: January 11, 2016

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

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

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: 2123602746

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

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R008, B126 Faber Pool and Park, Red Hook Recreation Area 2016-01-11 2016-01-11 3:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.64023590087890600, -74.13526916503906000; 40.67240142822265600, -74.00399780273438000 Mon, 19 Oct 2015 13:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/12/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/12/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park2 Date: January 12, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2016-01-12 2016-01-12 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.86059951782226600, -73.93379974365234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5395c8d750ccf.jpg Mon, 14 Sep 2015 15:00:11 EDT
<![CDATA[Whimsical Winter Wonder...Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/12/whimsical-winter-wonderexhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/12/whimsical-winter-wonderexhibition Date: January 12, 2016

The Poe Park Visitor Center is proud to present its 3rd annual Whimsical Winter Wonder...exhibition. This season's event features works from emerging and established artists from the Bronx. Participating artists include Rhonda Asher, Ernesto Camacho, Elaine Langer, Amarylis Leon, Abraham Levy, Nishanth Gopinathan, Nidhin Nishanth, Miriam Quin, and James Sexer Rodriguez.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2016-01-12 2016-01-12 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/565ddfe39e5df.JPG Tue, 01 Dec 2015 17:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Holiday Train Show]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/12/holiday-train-show http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/12/holiday-train-show Date: January 12, 2016

See enchanting model trains zip through a display of 150 landmarks, each re-created with bark, leaves, and other natural materials—all under the twinkling glow of the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory.

Marvel at G-scale locomotives humming along among familiar sights such as the Brooklyn Bridge, Statue of Liberty, and Rockefeller Center—surprising at every turn—on nearly a half-mile of track.

Please note: Advanced reservations are strongly recommended. To purchase tickets, please visit the New York Botanical Garden's website. The New York Botanical Garden is open Tuesdays through Sundays (closed on Mondays).

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 817-8716

Location: New York Botanical Garden

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2016-01-12 2016-01-12 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.86259841918945000, -73.87830352783203000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/564ba54a1e42b.jpg Tue, 17 Nov 2015 18:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Art Workshop Begins: Photographing Winter's Colors]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/12/art-workshop-begins-photographing-winters-colors http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/12/art-workshop-begins-photographing-winters-colors Date: January 12, 2016

Whether in the bark of trees, the gleam of icicles or in winter-blooming plants, there is much to explore and photograph in the crisp air. Using demonstrations, slide lectures, hands-on assignments and reviews of students’ work, photographer Benjamin Swett guides participants in rendering the natural colors of the season accurately and expressively. His exhibit New York City of Trees is on view in Wave Hill House. Series continues January 19 and 26.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-549-3200

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2016-01-12 2016-01-12 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/565e000740cb8.jpg Tue, 01 Dec 2015 16:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Le Petit Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/12/le-petit-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/12/le-petit-art Date: January 12, 2016

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2016-01-12 2016-01-12 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Mon, 31 Aug 2015 17:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Leading the Way: Six Outstanding Women of Queens]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/12/leading-the-way-six-outstanding-women-of-queens http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/12/leading-the-way-six-outstanding-women-of-queens Date: January 12, 2016

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

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 939-0647

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

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Q022 Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech 2016-01-12 2016-01-12 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.76369857788086000, -73.82399749755860000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5591a2b96e22b.jpg Thu, 30 Jul 2015 11:00:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Teen PASS]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/12/teen-pass http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/12/teen-pass Date: January 12, 2016

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

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

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: 2123602746

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

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R008, B126 Faber Pool and Park, Red Hook Recreation Area 2016-01-12 2016-01-12 3:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.64023590087890600, -74.13526916503906000; 40.67240142822265600, -74.00399780273438000 Mon, 19 Oct 2015 13:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[3 to 6 Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/12/3-to-6-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/12/3-to-6-club Date: January 12, 2016

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

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

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

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

Location: Walker Park

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R015 Walker Park 2016-01-12 2016-01-12 3:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.64329910278320000, -74.10939788818360000 Mon, 25 Jan 2016 16:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[New York Road Runners Open Run: Run for Life in Silver Lake Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/12/new-york-road-runners-open-run-run-for-life-in-silver-lake-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/12/new-york-road-runners-open-run-run-for-life-in-silver-lake-park Date: January 12, 2016

Open Run is a new community-based initiative that launched in St. Mary's Park in the Bronx on National Running Day, June 3, 2015. Through this initiative, New York Road Runners is empowering local volunteers to bring free weekly runs to local neighborhood parks all over NYC.

All runs are directed by volunteers and are free to all participants. The finish line is open until the last person is done. The courses vary based on park, but they are between 2.5-3 miles. Participants are encouraged to arrive 15 minutes before the start of the run and to leave their valuables at home – bag check is not provided. No need to do anything before the run, just show up. Open to all ages, experience levels, walkers, strollers, dogs: All are welcome!

This program is in coordination with NYC Parks' Community Parks Initiative.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Bridge (in Silver Lake Park)

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R022 Silver Lake Park 2016-01-12 2016-01-12 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.62750538007900000, -74.09353446960400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/567b159224df1.png Mon, 28 Dec 2015 18:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Whimsical Winter Wonder...Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/13/whimsical-winter-wonderexhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/13/whimsical-winter-wonderexhibition Date: January 13, 2016

The Poe Park Visitor Center is proud to present its 3rd annual Whimsical Winter Wonder...exhibition. This season's event features works from emerging and established artists from the Bronx. Participating artists include Rhonda Asher, Ernesto Camacho, Elaine Langer, Amarylis Leon, Abraham Levy, Nishanth Gopinathan, Nidhin Nishanth, Miriam Quin, and James Sexer Rodriguez.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2016-01-13 2016-01-13 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/565ddfe39e5df.JPG Tue, 01 Dec 2015 17:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Holiday Train Show]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/13/holiday-train-show http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/13/holiday-train-show Date: January 13, 2016

See enchanting model trains zip through a display of 150 landmarks, each re-created with bark, leaves, and other natural materials—all under the twinkling glow of the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory.

Marvel at G-scale locomotives humming along among familiar sights such as the Brooklyn Bridge, Statue of Liberty, and Rockefeller Center—surprising at every turn—on nearly a half-mile of track.

Please note: Advanced reservations are strongly recommended. To purchase tickets, please visit the New York Botanical Garden's website. The New York Botanical Garden is open Tuesdays through Sundays (closed on Mondays).

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 817-8716

Location: New York Botanical Garden

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2016-01-13 2016-01-13 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.86259841918945000, -73.87830352783203000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/564ba54a1e42b.jpg Thu, 31 Dec 2015 14:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[3 to 6 Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/13/3-to-6-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/13/3-to-6-club Date: January 13, 2016

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

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

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

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

Location: Walker Park

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R015 Walker Park 2016-01-13 2016-01-13 3:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.64329910278320000, -74.10939788818360000 Mon, 25 Jan 2016 16:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Teen PASS]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/13/teen-pass http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/13/teen-pass Date: January 13, 2016

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

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

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: 2123602746

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

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R008, B126 Faber Pool and Park, Red Hook Recreation Area 2016-01-13 2016-01-13 3:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.64023590087890600, -74.13526916503906000; 40.67240142822265600, -74.00399780273438000 Mon, 19 Oct 2015 13:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Story Hour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/13/story-hour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/13/story-hour Date: January 13, 2016

Literacy INC. will host a free reading workshop at King Manor Museum in order to promote literacy in the community.

Families with children of all ages are welcome to attend, listen to stories, and participate in a craft activity. Free snacks will be provided. For more information please call (718) 206-0545 x 13.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 206-0545

Location: King Manor Museum (in Rufus King Park)

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Q023 Rufus King Park 2016-01-13 2016-01-13 4:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.70299911499023400, -73.80372619628906000 Tue, 19 Jan 2016 14:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Winter Fit Fest]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/13/winter-fit-fest http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/13/winter-fit-fest Date: January 13, 2016

Join us for our Winter Fit Fest! We will be offering free fitness classes and nutrition information sessions to support your new year's resolutions.

Schedule

  • Spin Express: 5:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
  • Fitness Diet Seminar: 5:35 p.m. - 5:50 p.m.
  • Medicine Ball Madness: 6:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
  • Stretching, Recovery and Cool Down Info: 6:35 p.m. - 6:50 p.m.
  • Power Punch (Boxing): 7:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 242-5228

Location: Tony Dapolito Recreation Center

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M103 Tony Dapolito Recreation Center 2016-01-13 2016-01-13 5:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.72959899902344000, -74.00540161132812000 Mon, 11 Jan 2016 17:00:01 EST
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/14/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/14/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park2 Date: January 14, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2016-01-14 2016-01-14 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.86059951782226600, -73.93379974365234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5395c8d750ccf.jpg Mon, 14 Sep 2015 15:00:11 EDT
<![CDATA[Whimsical Winter Wonder...Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/14/whimsical-winter-wonderexhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/14/whimsical-winter-wonderexhibition Date: January 14, 2016

The Poe Park Visitor Center is proud to present its 3rd annual Whimsical Winter Wonder...exhibition. This season's event features works from emerging and established artists from the Bronx. Participating artists include Rhonda Asher, Ernesto Camacho, Elaine Langer, Amarylis Leon, Abraham Levy, Nishanth Gopinathan, Nidhin Nishanth, Miriam Quin, and James Sexer Rodriguez.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2016-01-14 2016-01-14 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/565ddfe39e5df.JPG Tue, 01 Dec 2015 17:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Holiday Train Show]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/14/holiday-train-show http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/14/holiday-train-show Date: January 14, 2016

See enchanting model trains zip through a display of 150 landmarks, each re-created with bark, leaves, and other natural materials—all under the twinkling glow of the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory.

Marvel at G-scale locomotives humming along among familiar sights such as the Brooklyn Bridge, Statue of Liberty, and Rockefeller Center—surprising at every turn—on nearly a half-mile of track.

Please note: Advanced reservations are strongly recommended. To purchase tickets, please visit the New York Botanical Garden's website. The New York Botanical Garden is open Tuesdays through Sundays (closed on Mondays).

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 817-8716

Location: New York Botanical Garden

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2016-01-14 2016-01-14 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.86259841918945000, -73.87830352783203000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/564ba54a1e42b.jpg Tue, 17 Nov 2015 18:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Winter Workspace Workshop: Contemporary Pastels]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/14/winter-workspace-workshop-contemporary-pastels http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/14/winter-workspace-workshop-contemporary-pastels Date: January 14, 2016

Each winter, Wave Hill opens Glyndor Gallery as workspace for New York-area artists, giving them the unique opportunity to explore the winter landscape as a source of inspiration. Artists share aspects of their practice and engagement with Wave Hill through hands-on workshops. Workshops begin in Glyndor Gallery with an introduction to the artist’s work, then continue in the Ecology Building or Wave Hill House for the creative activity.

Working in pastel, Zachari Logan will create new drawings, furthering themes of identity and hybridity, based on studies of plants found onsite. In his workshop, he will demonstrate unique drawing methods and techniques that give pastels an innovative twist. Participants will make their own pastel drawing. Visitors aged 12 and over are welcome when accompanied by an adult. Newcomers and practicing artists alike are welcome.

Pictured: Zachari Logan working on Leshy 3 in studio. Courtesy of the artist.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-549-3200

Location: Glyndor Gallery (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2016-01-14 2016-01-14 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.89886474609375000, -73.91186523437500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/565e007541c5c.jpg Tue, 01 Dec 2015 16:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Stretching, Toning, Relaxation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/14/stretching-toning-relaxation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/14/stretching-toning-relaxation Date: January 14, 2016

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 2016-01-14 2016-01-14 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:49 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/14/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/14/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park Date: January 14, 2016

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

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

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

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

For more information, please review these Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

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

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M010 Central Park 2016-01-14 2016-01-14 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.77249908447265600, -73.96700286865234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56423e4f3f7a0.jpg Tue, 15 Dec 2015 15:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Thursday Evening Hours at the Merchant’s House Museum]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/14/thursday-evening-hours-at-the-merchants-house-museum http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/14/thursday-evening-hours-at-the-merchants-house-museum Date: January 14, 2016

Beginning May 7, 2015, the Merchant’s House Museum and Garden will be open to the public for tours on Thursday evenings until 8 p.m. A guided tour, included with Museum admission, will be offered at 6:30 p.m.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 777-1089

Location: Merchant's House Museum

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M318 Merchant's House Museum 2016-01-14 2016-01-14 12:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.7277, -73.9923 Fri, 17 Apr 2015 18:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Hatha Yoga and Meditation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/14/hatha-yoga-and-meditation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/14/hatha-yoga-and-meditation Date: January 14, 2016

This hatha yoga and meditation class focuses on whole body fitness for strength, health, well-being, and balance. You'll learn yoga techniques to initiate relaxation and influence changes within our physical and emotional responses to stress.

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2016-01-14 2016-01-14 12:30 pm 1:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Wed, 20 Jan 2016 19:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Patterned Scarf-Knitting Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/14/knit-a-fibonacciinspired-scarfadults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/14/knit-a-fibonacciinspired-scarfadults Date: January 14, 2016

Participants will create a Fibonnacci-inspired striped scarf with two different colors of yarn. Select your contrasting or complementary colors for your piece. This is a pattern using a sequencing numerical pattern that produces an intersting affect. For those experienced in knitting, and wish to learn a fun technique.

Students bring own materials (#8 knitting needles, #4 color worsted weight yarn-two contrasting or complementary colors of your choice).

This is a class for those with serious interest in learning to work with two colors and creating an interesting numerical sequencing pattern for interesting effect.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2016-01-14 2016-01-14 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Tue, 29 Dec 2015 16:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Tunisian Patterned Scarf-Making Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/14/crochet-beginners-class-adults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/14/crochet-beginners-class-adults Date: January 14, 2016

Participants will create a Tunisian crocheted, striped Fibonacci inspired scarf; producing an interesting numerical sequencing pattern effect on the work.

Students bring own materials (#H Tunisian crochet hook, #4 color worsted weight yarn-two contrasting or complementary colors of your choice).

This is a class for those with serious interest in learning Tunisian crochet and working with two colors.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2016-01-14 2016-01-14 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Tue, 29 Dec 2015 16:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Teen PASS]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/14/teen-pass http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/14/teen-pass Date: January 14, 2016

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

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

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: 2123602746

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

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R008, B126 Faber Pool and Park, Red Hook Recreation Area 2016-01-14 2016-01-14 3:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.64023590087890600, -74.13526916503906000; 40.67240142822265600, -74.00399780273438000 Mon, 19 Oct 2015 13:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[3 to 6 Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/14/3-to-6-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/14/3-to-6-club Date: January 14, 2016

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

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

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

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

Location: Walker Park

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R015 Walker Park 2016-01-14 2016-01-14 3:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.64329910278320000, -74.10939788818360000 Mon, 25 Jan 2016 16:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Fundraising For Garden Groups]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/14/fundraising-for-garden-groups-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/14/fundraising-for-garden-groups-workshop Date: January 14, 2016

Partnerships for Parks invites GreenThumb gardeners to this Partnership Academy workshop to learn how to put together a fundraising plan. Attendees will have the opportunity to network, hear from industry professionals, learn best fundraising practices from other community groups, hear about grants, learn 10 fundraising techniques and when to use them, and the basics of budgeting.

Please call (212) 602-5349 to register, and RSVP here.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 602-5349

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

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R119 Blue Heron Park 2016-01-14 2016-01-14 6:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.53085327148437500, -74.17777252197266000 Mon, 30 Nov 2015 14:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[New York Road Runners Open Run: Run for Life - Brooklyn Bridge Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/14/new-york-road-runners-open-run-run-for-life-brooklyn-bridge-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/14/new-york-road-runners-open-run-run-for-life-brooklyn-bridge-park Date: January 14, 2016

Open Run is a new community-based initiative that empowers local volunteers to bring free weekly runs to local neighborhood parks all over NYC. All runs are directed by volunteers and are free to all participants. The finish line is open until the last person is done. The courses vary based on park, but they are between 2.5-3 miles.

Participants are encouraged to arrive 15 minutes before the start of the run and to leave their valuables at home – bag check is not provided. No need to do anything before the run, just show up. Open to all ages, experience levels, walkers, strollers, dogs: All are welcome!

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 6 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-01-14 2016-01-14 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.69260025024414000, -74.00189971923828000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/567b1647ce0ae.png Thu, 31 Dec 2015 14:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Whimsical Winter Wonder...Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/15/whimsical-winter-wonderexhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/15/whimsical-winter-wonderexhibition Date: January 15, 2016

The Poe Park Visitor Center is proud to present its 3rd annual Whimsical Winter Wonder...exhibition. This season's event features works from emerging and established artists from the Bronx. Participating artists include Rhonda Asher, Ernesto Camacho, Elaine Langer, Amarylis Leon, Abraham Levy, Nishanth Gopinathan, Nidhin Nishanth, Miriam Quin, and James Sexer Rodriguez.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2016-01-15 2016-01-15 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/565ddfe39e5df.JPG Tue, 01 Dec 2015 17:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Holiday Train Show]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/15/holiday-train-show http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/15/holiday-train-show Date: January 15, 2016

See enchanting model trains zip through a display of 150 landmarks, each re-created with bark, leaves, and other natural materials—all under the twinkling glow of the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory.

Marvel at G-scale locomotives humming along among familiar sights such as the Brooklyn Bridge, Statue of Liberty, and Rockefeller Center—surprising at every turn—on nearly a half-mile of track.

Please note: Advanced reservations are strongly recommended. To purchase tickets, please visit the New York Botanical Garden's website. The New York Botanical Garden is open Tuesdays through Sundays (closed on Mondays).

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 817-8716

Location: New York Botanical Garden

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2016-01-15 2016-01-15 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.86259841918945000, -73.87830352783203000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/564ba54a1e42b.jpg Tue, 17 Nov 2015 18:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/15/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/15/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: January 15, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2016-01-15 2016-01-15 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56423eb442327.jpg Tue, 05 Jan 2016 17:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Movies in the Parks: Selma]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/15/movies-in-the-parks-selma http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/15/movies-in-the-parks-selma Date: January 15, 2016

Join us for this powerful chronicle of Martin Luther King, Jr.'s campaign to secure equal voting rights via an epic march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama in 1965. This film will be followed by a panel discussion on social justice.

Rated PG-13

Know Before You Go: School groups are enouraged to attend, but should make reservations by calling (718) 485-4633. Space is limited so seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. All are welcome.

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 485-4633

Location: Brownsville Recreation Center (in Brownsville Playground)

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B270 Brownsville Playground 2016-01-15 2016-01-15 11:30 am 1:30 pm 40.65660095214844000, -73.90200042724610000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56845f57bc4dd.jpg Thu, 07 Jan 2016 12:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Senior Olympics Prep Meet-Up Clinics: Pickleball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/15/senior-olympics-prep-meetup-clinics-pickleball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/15/senior-olympics-prep-meetup-clinics-pickleball Date: January 15, 2016

NYC Parks is hosting its first ever Senior Olympics!

Brooklyn's Senior Olympics takes place May 11-14 at St. John's Recreation Center. Recreation Center members age 50+ must register with a Brooklyn Recreation Center to compete.

Competitions include: Bowling, Tennis, Pickleball, Table Tennis, Swimming, Basketball, Shuffle Board and Table Games. A Torch Relay will stop at all the Brooklyn Recreation Centers, beginning May 10 and ending at the opening ceremony for the Senior Olympics on May 11.

To prepare for the Senior Olympics, Recreation Center members are invited to clinics like these from October to April. Each month, a different sport will be covered in these weekly clinics. The first week of each month is open to the public.

The Senior Olympics is sponsored by New York State Senator Jesse Hamilton. Pre-registration is required. To find out more, please call Sunset Park Recreation Center at (718) 972-2135.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 972-2135

Location: Sunset Park Recreation Center (in Sunset Park)

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B087 Sunset Park 2016-01-15 2016-01-15 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.64670181274414000, -74.00239562988281000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5627a574ea8dc.jpg Wed, 21 Oct 2015 12:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Seasonal Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/15/seasonal-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/15/seasonal-crafts Date: January 15, 2016

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 2016-01-15 2016-01-15 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:17 EST
<![CDATA[Kids Art Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/15/kids-art-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/15/kids-art-class Date: January 15, 2016

Learn drawing and painting techniques using multiple mediums.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 3:45 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2016-01-15 2016-01-15 2:30 pm 3:45 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 02 Oct 2015 14:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[3 to 6 Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/15/3-to-6-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/15/3-to-6-club Date: January 15, 2016

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

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

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

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

Location: Walker Park

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R015 Walker Park 2016-01-15 2016-01-15 3:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.64329910278320000, -74.10939788818360000 Mon, 25 Jan 2016 16:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Teen PASS]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/15/teen-pass http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/15/teen-pass Date: January 15, 2016

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

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

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: 2123602746

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

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R008, B126 Faber Pool and Park, Red Hook Recreation Area 2016-01-15 2016-01-15 3:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.64023590087890600, -74.13526916503906000; 40.67240142822265600, -74.00399780273438000 Mon, 19 Oct 2015 13:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Preview Screening of In Football We Trust]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/15/arts-culture-fun-preview-screening-of-in-football-we-trust http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/15/arts-culture-fun-preview-screening-of-in-football-we-trust Date: January 15, 2016

Presented by Indie Lens Pop Up join us for a preview screening of In Football We Trust by Tony Vainuku and Erika Cohn before it airs on PBS on January 25th.

In Football We Trust intimately follows four Polynesian high school football players in Utah struggling to overcome gang violence, family pressures, and poverty as they enter the high stakes world of college recruiting and the promise of pro sports. The odds may be stacked against them, but they’ll never stop fighting for a better future.

The screening will be followed by a Q&A led by Trevon Blondet, former Captain of the Long Island University Post team. Blondet also coached as the varsity defensive coordinator at the Cardinal Hayes High School football team for 6 years.

Indie Lens Pop-Up is a neighborhood series that brings people together for film screenings and community-driven conversations. Featuring documentaries seen on the PBS series Independent Lens, Indie Lens Pop-Up draws local residents, leaders, and organizations to discuss what matters most, from newsworthy topics to family and relationships. Make friends, share stories, and join the conversation. Can't attend in person? Visit Independent Lens on Facebook for information on our online Pop-Up events.

Please register on eventbrite to reserve your seat.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 293-5934

Location: West Bronx Recreation Center

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X261 West Bronx Recreation Center 2016-01-15 2016-01-15 6:00 pm 8:30 pm 40.84410095214844000, -73.91880035400390000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5644c5bc7084c.jpg Tue, 29 Dec 2015 17:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Glass Bottle Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/15/glass-bottle-art1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/15/glass-bottle-art1 Date: January 15, 2016

Come join us for an evening of painting and socializing! No artistic experience necessary, but you'll be surprised by your hidden talents!

All supplies will be provided.

Regstration required. Please call RSVP at Kashfia.Tasmi@parks.nyc.gov or (718) 263-1163.

Start time: 6:15 pm

End time: 8:15 pm

Contact phone: (718) 263-1163

Location: Lost Battalion Hall Recreation Center

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Q401 Lost Battalion Hall Recreation Center 2016-01-15 2016-01-15 6:15 pm 8:15 pm 40.73220062255859400, -73.86519622802734000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/567c112fdb936.jpg Mon, 28 Dec 2015 14:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Skate Oddity: A David Bowie Tribute]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/15/skate-oddity-a-david-bowie-tribute http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/15/skate-oddity-a-david-bowie-tribute Date: January 15, 2016

As a tribute to the late musical icon, The Rink at Bank of America Winter Village will exclusively play David Bowie's music from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday, January 15. The tunes start with his early career and end with music from his most recent album, Blackstar.

To make it even more festive, we hired two face-painters who can make you look like Aladdin Sane, Ziggy Stardust, Jareth the Goblin King, as well as other classic Bowie looks.

As always skate admission is free. Skate rental prices and other information can be found at wintervillage.org/skate/overview.

One night only: you won't want to miss it!

(Photo Credit: Jusay Photography)

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: The Rink at Winter Village (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2016-01-15 2016-01-15 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.75353622436523400, -73.98333740234375000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56990c3c41ea8.JPG Fri, 15 Jan 2016 11:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Whimsical Winter Wonder...Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/16/whimsical-winter-wonderexhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/16/whimsical-winter-wonderexhibition Date: January 16, 2016

The Poe Park Visitor Center is proud to present its 3rd annual Whimsical Winter Wonder...exhibition. This season's event features works from emerging and established artists from the Bronx. Participating artists include Rhonda Asher, Ernesto Camacho, Elaine Langer, Amarylis Leon, Abraham Levy, Nishanth Gopinathan, Nidhin Nishanth, Miriam Quin, and James Sexer Rodriguez.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2016-01-16 2016-01-16 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/565ddfe39e5df.JPG Tue, 01 Dec 2015 17:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Van Cortlandt Track Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/16/van-cortlandt-track-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/16/van-cortlandt-track-club Date: January 16, 2016

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

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Van Cortlandt Stadium (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2016-01-16 2016-01-16 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.888, -73.8968 Wed, 06 May 2015 12:02:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/16/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/16/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: January 16, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 9:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2016-01-16 2016-01-16 8:30 am 9:30 am 40.86059951782226600, -73.93379974365234000 Tue, 09 Feb 2016 15:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[New York Road Runners Open Run: Run for Life - Astoria Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/16/new-york-road-runners-open-run-run-for-life-astoria-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/16/new-york-road-runners-open-run-run-for-life-astoria-park Date: January 16, 2016

Open Run is a new community-based initiative that launched in St. Mary's Park in the Bronx on National Running Day, June 3, 2015. Through this initiative, New York Road Runners is empowering local volunteers to bring free weekly runs to local neighborhood parks all over NYC.

All runs are directed by volunteers and are free to all participants. The finish line is open until the last person is done. The courses vary based on park, but they are between 2.5-3 miles. Participants are encouraged to arrive 15 minutes before the start of the run and to leave their valuables at home – bag check is not provided. No need to do anything before the run, just show up. Open to all ages, experience levels, walkers, strollers, dogs: All are welcome!

This program is in coordination with NYC Parks' Community Parks Initiative.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Astoria Park Track (in Astoria Park)

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Q004 Astoria Park 2016-01-16 2016-01-16 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.77669906616211000, -73.92579650878906000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/567b14d16da82.png Mon, 28 Dec 2015 18:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[New York Road Runners Open Run: Run for Life - St. Mary's Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/16/new-york-road-runners-open-run-run-for-life-st-marys-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/16/new-york-road-runners-open-run-run-for-life-st-marys-park Date: January 16, 2016

Open Run is a new community-based initiative that launched in St. Mary's Park in the Bronx on National Running Day, June 3, 2015. Through this initiative, New York Road Runners is empowering local volunteers to bring free weekly runs to local neighborhood parks all over NYC.

All runs are directed by volunteers and are free to all participants. The finish line is open until the last person is done. The courses vary based on park, but they are between 2.5-3 miles. Participants are encouraged to arrive 15 minutes before the start of the run and to leave their valuables at home – bag check is not provided. No need to do anything before the run, just show up. Open to all ages, experience levels, walkers, strollers, dogs: All are welcome!

This program is in coordination with NYC Parks' Community Parks Initiative.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: St. Anns Avenue and East 149th Street (in St. Mary's Park)

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2016-01-16 2016-01-16 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.81409835815430000, -73.91290283203125000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/567b147d97ced.png Mon, 28 Dec 2015 18:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Holiday Train Show]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/16/holiday-train-show http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/16/holiday-train-show Date: January 16, 2016

See enchanting model trains zip through a display of 150 landmarks, each re-created with bark, leaves, and other natural materials—all under the twinkling glow of the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory.

Marvel at G-scale locomotives humming along among familiar sights such as the Brooklyn Bridge, Statue of Liberty, and Rockefeller Center—surprising at every turn—on nearly a half-mile of track.

Please note: Advanced reservations are strongly recommended. To purchase tickets, please visit the New York Botanical Garden's website. The New York Botanical Garden is open Tuesdays through Sundays (closed on Mondays).

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 817-8716

Location: New York Botanical Garden

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2016-01-16 2016-01-16 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.86259841918945000, -73.87830352783203000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/564ba54a1e42b.jpg Tue, 17 Nov 2015 18:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Tai Chi Chuan]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/16/tai-chi-chuan http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/16/tai-chi-chuan Date: January 16, 2016

Quiet like a mountain, moving like a river, Tai Chi Chuan is a sequence of gentle movements based on images found in nature. In this class, Irving Yee, a member of the William CC Chen Tai Chi School, introduces students to the internal martial arts, and promotes awareness of their health benefits. Students split into groups according to their level of expertise, exploring movements at their own pace, whether as beginners or more advanced students of Tai Chi. Classes are held indoors November through April.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: 718-549-3200

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2016-01-16 2016-01-16 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/565ded5f7970c.jpg Wed, 02 Dec 2015 18:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Teens Beginners' Dance Classes]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/16/teens-beginners-street-jazzmodernballet http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/16/teens-beginners-street-jazzmodernballet Date: January 16, 2016

This class for teen girls ages 14-17 teaches a mix of hip hop, ballet, and street jazz. Participants will learn basic dance, flexibility, and singing.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2016-01-16 2016-01-16 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Tue, 29 Dec 2015 18:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Herb Smith Art Exhibit: The Birds of Richmond County]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/16/herb-smith-art-exhibit-the-birds-of-richmond-county http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/16/herb-smith-art-exhibit-the-birds-of-richmond-county Date: January 16, 2016

NYC Parks is pleased to present the exhibition: The Birds of Richmond County. Artist Herb Smith’s interest in painting wildlife, especially birds, goes back to his youth. His ability and technique to capture the structural differences, colors and unique traits of birds by layering oil paint brings a satisfying depth to his work. Paying homage to masters of the Dutch Renaissance Age such as Van Eyck, Van Der Wyden, Rembrandt and Vermeer, his realistic approach creates an accurate quality that tantalizes the viewer’s perception in a way that is true to life.

There will be an opening reception on Thursday, January 14, 2016 from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. The exhibit runs through 2-29-16.

Lenape Gallery hours are Monday to Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Saturday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The gallery is closed on Sundays and holidays. Admission is free.

Image: Herb Smith - White Throated Sparrow 16” x 12” oil on panel

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2016-01-16 2016-01-16 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/568408f2e228d.jpg Wed, 13 Jan 2016 18:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[GreenThumb Workshop: Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) Certification]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/16/greenthumb-workshop-trapneuterreturn-tnr-certification http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/16/greenthumb-workshop-trapneuterreturn-tnr-certification Date: January 16, 2016

Attending a TNR certification workshop is the first step to gain the knowledge and skills needed to help feral and stray community cats in your gardens. Learn the basics of Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) and colony care in this hands-on workshop, and become a Certified TNR Caretaker.

Upon completion of the workshop, you will become a Certified TNR Caretaker and be eligible for free or low-cost spay/neuter, trap loans, transportation for cats and traps, educational and networking events, newsletters, community outreach materials, and other services and support within the five boroughs of New York City, provided by the NYC Feral Cat Initiative of the Mayor’s Alliance for NYC’s Animals, the ASPCA, and other area organizations.

Please RSVP for this workshop here.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 602-5300

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

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M014 Jackie Robinson Park 2016-01-16 2016-01-16 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.82419967651367000, -73.94249725341797000 Mon, 04 Jan 2016 13:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/16/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/16/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour Date: January 16, 2016

Join Central Park Conservancy guides for an introduction to some of the southern park highlights, including Grand Army Plaza, the pond, Gapstow Bridge, Wollman Rink, Chess & Checkers House, and the Dairy.

The tour route involves moderate inclines and some stairs. Tour starts inside the park at 61st Street and Fifth Avenue. For weather cancellation, ticket and other policies, please review Central Park's Conservancy's policies carefully. Groups of seven or more must schedule a custom tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org.

For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

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

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M010 Central Park 2016-01-16 2016-01-16 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.76549911499023400, -73.97219848632812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56423f05b161b.jpg Wed, 16 Dec 2015 18:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Playwriting for Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/16/playwriting-for-adults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/16/playwriting-for-adults Date: January 16, 2016

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2016-01-16 2016-01-16 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 15 Jan 2016 10:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Learn to Play Soccer with Coach Victor Campbell]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/16/learn-to-play-soccer-with-coach-victor-campbell http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/16/learn-to-play-soccer-with-coach-victor-campbell Date: January 16, 2016

Children and youth ages 6-12 years learn fundamental and advanced soccer skills.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-402-5155

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

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2016-01-16 2016-01-16 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.81079864501953000, -73.91470336914062000 Wed, 23 Sep 2015 18:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Finding Your Way: Maps and Compasses]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/16/finding-your-way-maps-and-compasses http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/16/finding-your-way-maps-and-compasses Date: January 16, 2016

If you lost your way could you navigate to safety? Join the Urban Park Rangers and learn how to navigate using a map and compass. All programs are family-friendly, but are recommended for ages 8 years and older.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-01-16 2016-01-16 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.79707717895508000, -73.95149230957031000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/565f3d977cc37.jpg Wed, 02 Dec 2015 14:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Nature Exploration: Hunter Island (Moderate)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/16/nature-exploration-hunter-island-moderate http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/16/nature-exploration-hunter-island-moderate Date: January 16, 2016

Our Urban Park Ranger hiking guides will introduce you to the hidden gems of New York City. Join our hikes and explore nature, discover our city’s urban forests, or just unplug form the world to clear your head. Moderate intensity hikes are longer, faster-paced hikes on rugged terrain.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 548-0912

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2016-01-16 2016-01-16 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.87039947509765600, -73.78669738769531000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/565f3de2038cd.jpg Wed, 02 Dec 2015 14:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Scavenger Hunt Hike (Light)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/16/scavenger-hunt-hike-light http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/16/scavenger-hunt-hike-light Date: January 16, 2016

Our Urban Park Ranger hiking guides will introduce you to the hidden gems of New York City. On our hikes you may explore nature, discover our city’s urban forests, or just unplug form the world to clear your head. Light hikes feature a leisurely stroll on mostly paved paths.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-722-3218

Location: Fort Greene Park Visitor Center (in Fort Greene Park)

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B032 Fort Greene Park 2016-01-16 2016-01-16 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.69219970703125000, -73.97480010986328000 Wed, 02 Dec 2015 16:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Animal Tracks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/16/animal-tracks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/16/animal-tracks Date: January 16, 2016

Learn to identify our Greenbelt animals by their footprints, then make some tracks of your own. Ages 4-8 with an adult chaperone.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2016-01-16 2016-01-16 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 Wed, 09 Dec 2015 18:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Free Family Day at Wyckoff Farmhouse]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/16/free-family-day-at-wyckoff-farmhouse http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/16/free-family-day-at-wyckoff-farmhouse Date: January 16, 2016

Visit the Wyckoff Farmhouse this winter for a free family day!

While our public tours on Fridays and Saturdays are normally geared for an adult audience, we’ve planned engaging, kid-friendly tours, hands-on activities, scavenger hunts, and more on select Saturdays. If the weather’s nice, bring a picnic and enjoy our grounds before or after your visit to the house.

If you plan to visit with children under 10, we recommend visiting before 2 p.m. to take advantage of specially planned activities for younger children.

Want to learn more? Email programs@wyckoffmuseum.org for additional information.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 629-5400

Location: Wyckoff Farmhouse Museum (in Fidler-Wyckoff House Park)

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B376 Fidler-Wyckoff House Park 2016-01-16 2016-01-16 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.64431762695312500, -73.92077636718750000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5679612da0624.jpg Mon, 28 Dec 2015 18:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Winter Wellness: Aligning the Chakras through Yoga and Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/16/winter-wellness-aligning-the-chakras-through-yoga-and-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/16/winter-wellness-aligning-the-chakras-through-yoga-and-art Date: January 16, 2016

Start 2016 resolved to be healthy and strong in body and soul. In this series of hands-on workshops, learn about the medicinal qualities of herbs and practice new wellness techniques. Chakras are the body’s centers of spiritual power, controlling its flow of energy. In this session, learn about chakras and work to find your own balance with yogi, artist and healer Sara Hart from iHart Lens. This journey to mindfulness and creativity includes breath work, yoga practice and art-making. Weather permitting, the class will conclude with a short, meditative walk outdoors.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-549-3200

Location: Ecology Building (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2016-01-16 2016-01-16 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.89788818359375000, -73.91107940673828000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/565e016141128.jpg Wed, 02 Dec 2015 18:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Paper Arts & Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/16/paper-arts-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/16/paper-arts-crafts Date: January 16, 2016

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2016-01-16 2016-01-16 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Wed, 30 Dec 2015 17:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Le Petit Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/16/le-petit-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/16/le-petit-art Date: January 16, 2016

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2016-01-16 2016-01-16 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Mon, 31 Aug 2015 17:00:04 EDT