NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2014 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://www.nycgovparks.org/sub_things_to_do/upcoming_events/events_search.php NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Thu, 25 Dec 2014 11:34:55 GMT NYC Parks News 25 25 http://www.nycgovparks.org/sub_things_to_do/upcoming_events/events_search.php http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/parks_leaf_thumb.gif <![CDATA[Adapted Swim Program for People with Disabilities at Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/24/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities-at-gertrude-ederle-recreation-center http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/24/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities-at-gertrude-ederle-recreation-center Date: November 24, 2014

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

Preregistration with Parks Citywide Aquatics is required. For more information, visit the Adapted Aquatics page.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 397-3159

Location: Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center

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M063 Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center 2014-11-24 2014-11-24 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.7715, -73.9885 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:18 EST
<![CDATA[Sit Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/24/sit-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/24/sit-aerobics Date: November 24, 2014

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

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

Start time: 2:15 pm

End time: 3:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 387-7687

Location: Hamilton Fish Recreation Center

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2014-11-24 2014-11-24 2:15 pm 3:15 pm 40.7198, -73.9818 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:40 EST
<![CDATA[National Multiple Sclerosis Society: Southern New York Chapter Level 2 Wellness Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/24/national-multiple-sclerosis-society-southern-new-york-chapter-level-2-wellness-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/24/national-multiple-sclerosis-society-southern-new-york-chapter-level-2-wellness-class Date: November 24, 2014

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

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

Register here.

Start time: 6:15 pm

End time: 7:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 453-3247

Location: McCarren Play Center

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2014-11-24 2014-11-24 6:15 pm 7:15 pm 40.7202, -73.951 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:42 EST
<![CDATA[Thomas Boyland Playground Community Input Meeting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/24/thomas-boyland-playground-community-input-meeting http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/24/thomas-boyland-playground-community-input-meeting Date: November 24, 2014

Through the Community Parks Initiative, NYC Parks is spending $130 million to rebuild and re-imagine 35 community parks across the city, including at Thomas Boyland Park in Bushwick, Brooklyn. We will upgrade playgrounds, ball courts, green spaces and more, using 21st-century designs and materials. To do this, we need your input and feedback on local needs, and your ideas on how this playground can better serve the neighborhood.

Registration for this event is encouraged, but not required.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Audrey Johnson Day Care Learning Center (in Thomas Boyland Park)

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B381 Thomas Boyland Park 2014-11-24 2014-11-24 6:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.6896, -73.904 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:23 EST
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/25/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/25/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: November 25, 2014

Come to Fort Tryon Park and try something new. Join us on Saturdays, Tuesday, and Thursday 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. Fitness programs are canceled if the weather is lower than 20 degrees.

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.

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 2014-11-25 2014-11-25 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.8606, -73.9338 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5395c8d750ccf.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:34 EST
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: The Evolution of an Artist]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/25/art-in-the-garden-the-evolution-of-an-artist http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/25/art-in-the-garden-the-evolution-of-an-artist Date: November 25, 2014

From landscapes to portraits to modern abstraction, Elaine Hajian's work consistently expresses the artist's vision through myriad styles and mediums.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-11-25 2014-11-25 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:38 EST
<![CDATA[4th Bienal de Arte Latinoamericano del Bronx: Open For Discussion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/25/4th-bienal-de-arte-latinoamericano-del-bronx-open-for-discussion http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/25/4th-bienal-de-arte-latinoamericano-del-bronx-open-for-discussion Date: November 25, 2014

The Bronx Latin AMerican Art Biennial presents the exhibition Open For Discussion. Art by Eduardo Terranova, Marylin Caminero, Pablo Caviede, Yarisa Colon, Josue Guarionex, Elizabeth Moreno, Delilah Montoya, Justo Carreras, Alejandro Epifanio, Jose Ortiz, Yehimar Abyssys, Carolina Bermudez, Melissa Calderon, Wanda Cotorreal, Martita Ibanez, Jonas Hidalgo.

The exhibition suggests that art discussion is inherently an expression of populism and protest; therefore it is important not to deny the mass attraction to it, but to recognize its communicative power.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-11-25 2014-11-25 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:13 EST
<![CDATA[Holiday Train Show]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/25/holiday-train-show http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/25/holiday-train-show Date: November 25, 2014

A 23-year New York tradition where real trains zip past city landmarks in the glow of the great Haupt Conservatory.

Step into a city in miniature featuring more than 150 iconic buildings recreated with bark, leaves, and other natural materials. Marvel over G-scale trains humming along between the Statue of Liberty and Rockefeller Center, traveling on a quarter mile of track as they bring life to this cherished holiday experience. Real trains, real landmarks, real fun—now at NYBG.

Please note: Advance reservations are strongly recommended as tickets do sell out. Purchase tickets here. This exhibition is closed on some Mondays and major holidays.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: New York Botanical Garden

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2014-11-25 2014-11-25 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.8626, -73.8783 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:01 EST
<![CDATA[High Line Art: Pier 54 Exhibit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/25/high-line-art-pier-54-exhibit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/25/high-line-art-pier-54-exhibit Date: November 25, 2014

High Line Art presents Pier 54, an exhibition conceived as a tribute to and a reaction against Pier 18, a legendary project organized by artist and curator Willoughby Sharp in 1971. For its original iteration, Sharp invited 27 artists to create an event or an action to take place on the abandoned Pier 18 in the Financial District of New York City. Artists responded in a variety of ways: some carried out performances, others created sculptures and installations or sent simple instructions for do-it-yourself works to be executed by someone else. All the events were photographed by artists Harry Shunk and János Kender, and subsequently exhibited in photographic form at the Museum of Modern Art in the summer of 1971. Among the participants – who, in keeping with a largely gender-biased art world at the time, happened to be all male – were Vito Acconci, John Baldessari, Jan Dibbets, Dan Graham, Gordon Matta-Clark, Mario Merz, Allen Ruppersberg, Richard Serra, William Wegman, and many others.

Both a re-enactment and an exercise in historical revisionism, Pier 54 took place during the summer of 2014 on Hudson River Park’s Pier 54 – a disused pier located at 11th Avenue and West 13th Street. The pier is visible from the High Line and preserves many historical memories and architectural vestiges of Manhattan’s West Side, a neighborhood that has been swiftly transformed in the past decades. High Line Art invited 27 contemporary artists – this time all women – to realize projects that respond to the location and engage with the changing landscape of the waterfront.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: High Line Exhibition

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2014-11-25 2014-11-25 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7469, -74.0079 Tue, 18 Nov 2014 14:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Garden Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/25/garden-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/25/garden-highlights-walk Date: November 25, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2014-11-25 2014-11-25 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.8991, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/544e832a5bcfd.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:45 EST
<![CDATA[Adaptive Track and Field]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/25/adaptive-track-and-field http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/25/adaptive-track-and-field Date: November 25, 2014

Train for the Paralympics through this program! Persons with disabilities are welcome to participate, whether competitively or recreationally.

Recreation Center membership is required to join.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 293-5934

Location: West Bronx Recreation Center

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X261 West Bronx Recreation Center 2014-11-25 2014-11-25 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8441, -73.9188 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:25 EST
<![CDATA[Rock Your Seat]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/25/rock-your-seat http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/25/rock-your-seat Date: November 25, 2014

Experience the sound of music as you workout to the beat without leaving your seat. This class which takes place in a seated position will increase upper body range of motion, develop strength, and tone.

This program requires Recreation Center membership. Please visit the Membership Information page to find out more.

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 2014-11-25 2014-11-25 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.5926, -74.1358 Thu, 04 Dec 2014 13:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Union Square Holiday Market]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/25/union-square-holiday-market http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/25/union-square-holiday-market Date: November 25, 2014

Shop for holiday gifts and stock up on your favorite treats in Union Square Park. Visit UrbanSpace for a list of vendors.

Please note: The Holiday Market opens from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on weekdays, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturdays, and 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Sundays. The market is closed on Thanksgiving Day.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 529-9262

Location: South Plaza (in Union Square Park)

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M089 Union Square Park 2014-11-25 2014-11-25 11:00 am 8:00 pm 40.735, -73.9909 Thu, 20 Nov 2014 11:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Fields of Inquiry: Photographs by Yola Monakhov Stockton]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/25/fields-of-inquiry-photographs-by-yola-monakhov-stockton http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/25/fields-of-inquiry-photographs-by-yola-monakhov-stockton Date: November 25, 2014

The show features work from two series, Field Guide to Bird Songs and Empire Picture of the Hudson. Stockton's work provides commentary on the photographic process through traditional documentary photography and constructed compositions.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-4506 x10

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

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R117 Alice Austen Park 2014-11-25 2014-11-25 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.6146, -74.0631 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5408cd35c7b83.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:33 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Holiday Shops]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/25/bryant-park-holiday-shops http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/25/bryant-park-holiday-shops Date: November 25, 2014

Featuring more than 125 boutique-style shops in the park's tree-lined allées, the Holiday Shops complete the park's transformation into a winter wonderland.

From distinctive apparel to jewelry, decorative goods, local foods, and much more, the Holiday Shops are the perfect place to find gifts for all – adults, kids, and even pets.

Please note: The holiday shops open from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Mondays through Fridays, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturdays, and from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sundays.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-11-25 2014-11-25 11:00 am 8:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/547cda2016286.jpg Mon, 01 Dec 2014 17:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/25/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/25/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: November 25, 2014

Test your ping pong skills at one of two state-of-the-art tables.

Paddles and balls provided free of charge to all skill levels. Bring a friend, or sign up with our park attendant, who can arrange a friendly game.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Ping Pong Court (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-11-25 2014-11-25 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:21 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: North Woods]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/25/central-park-tour-north-woods http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/25/central-park-tour-north-woods Date: November 25, 2014

View tumbling cascades, rustic bridges, and picturesque pools in the park's largest woodland area, a landscape designed to offer a forest retreat right in Manhattan. The route involves many hills and stairs.

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2014-11-25 2014-11-25 12:00 pm 1:15 pm 40.7968, -73.9515 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/538cbb5b47555.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:39 EST
<![CDATA[Abs Workout]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/25/abs-work-out http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/25/abs-work-out Date: November 25, 2014

Exercise workout focusing on abs, especially strength training your core

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-11-25 2014-11-25 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:14 EST
<![CDATA[Art for Us Adaptive Art Program]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/25/art-for-us-adaptive-art-program http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/25/art-for-us-adaptive-art-program Date: November 25, 2014

Instructional art program for people with disabilities to interact, socialize and express themselves through art. For adults and seniors.

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 218-2380

Location: McCarren Play Center

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2014-11-25 2014-11-25 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.7202, -73.951 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:31 EST
<![CDATA[Meditation Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/25/meditation-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/25/meditation-class Date: November 25, 2014

Join us and learn some basic hatha yoga techniques to initiate relaxation. Learn how to influence changes within our physical and emotional responses to stress. Focus will be on breathing, sound, and mindfulness.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 1:45 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-11-25 2014-11-25 1:00 pm 1:45 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:29 EST
<![CDATA[Riding the Waves Exhibit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/25/open-house-ny-riding-the-waves-exhibit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/25/open-house-ny-riding-the-waves-exhibit Date: November 25, 2014

The new Lenape Gallery at Conference House Park Visitor Center presents Riding the Waves, a new exhibit of the Museum of Maritime Navigation and Communication. The premiere exhibit will feature select pieces from the collection of the museum's founder, Mr. Samir Farag. The exhibit will run through January 2015.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 227-1403

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2014-11-25 2014-11-25 1:00 pm 40.5026, -74.2518 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/546f6a6e167c1.jpg Fri, 21 Nov 2014 12:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Wave Hill Gallery Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/25/gallery-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/25/gallery-tour Date: November 25, 2014

Join a curatorial fellow for a tour of current exhibitions. In the main gallery, Recapturing the Scenic Wilds is inspired by Theodore Roosevelt, a former resident of Wave Hill who had a lifelong passion for discovering and collecting specimens for the public to appreciate. Exhibiting contemporary artists investigate the natural history display and what it says about our relationship to nature. In the Sunroom Project Space, Hilary Lorenz creates an immersive environment by experimenting with the arrangement of large shaped paper constructions printed with plant and animal imagery that appears to dance around the room, Tours take place Tuesdays and Saturdays at 2 p.m.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Glyndor Gallery (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2014-11-25 2014-11-25 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.8989, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/544e86ee08d83.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:42 EST
<![CDATA[Le Petit Zen Art Workshop for Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/25/le-petit-zen-art-workshop-for-adults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/25/le-petit-zen-art-workshop-for-adults Date: November 25, 2014

Participants will create small Zen works of art in black and white. Learn Zentangle and other meditative forms of art. Any color use will be minimal.

Works will be no larger than 4"x6"

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-11-25 2014-11-25 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 01 Dec 2014 12:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Remembering Yesterday: Queens and Its World's Fairs]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/25/remembering-yesterday-queens-and-its-worlds-fairs http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/25/remembering-yesterday-queens-and-its-worlds-fairs Date: November 25, 2014

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

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

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 939-0647

Location: Kingsland Homestead

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2014-11-25 2014-11-25 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.7637, -73.824 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/539f45af106a7.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:07 EST
<![CDATA[Brooklyn Nets Wheelchair Basketball Open Gym]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/25/brooklyn-nets-wheelchair-basketball-open-gym http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/25/brooklyn-nets-wheelchair-basketball-open-gym Date: November 25, 2014

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

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 353-7853

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

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2014-11-25 2014-11-25 8:00 pm 9:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8344 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:54 EST
<![CDATA[4th Bienal de Arte Latinoamericano del Bronx: Open For Discussion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/26/4th-bienal-de-arte-latinoamericano-del-bronx-open-for-discussion http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/26/4th-bienal-de-arte-latinoamericano-del-bronx-open-for-discussion Date: November 26, 2014

The Bronx Latin AMerican Art Biennial presents the exhibition Open For Discussion. Art by Eduardo Terranova, Marylin Caminero, Pablo Caviede, Yarisa Colon, Josue Guarionex, Elizabeth Moreno, Delilah Montoya, Justo Carreras, Alejandro Epifanio, Jose Ortiz, Yehimar Abyssys, Carolina Bermudez, Melissa Calderon, Wanda Cotorreal, Martita Ibanez, Jonas Hidalgo.

The exhibition suggests that art discussion is inherently an expression of populism and protest; therefore it is important not to deny the mass attraction to it, but to recognize its communicative power.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-11-26 2014-11-26 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:13 EST
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: The Evolution of an Artist]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/26/art-in-the-garden-the-evolution-of-an-artist http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/26/art-in-the-garden-the-evolution-of-an-artist Date: November 26, 2014

From landscapes to portraits to modern abstraction, Elaine Hajian's work consistently expresses the artist's vision through myriad styles and mediums.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-11-26 2014-11-26 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:38 EST
<![CDATA[Body Sculpting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/26/body-sculpting http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/26/body-sculpting Date: November 26, 2014

This total body adult workout class addresses muscle strength and endurance while keeping the heart rate up to burn calories.

Enjoy fun, continuous movement to great music.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-11-26 2014-11-26 10:00 am 11:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:51 EST
<![CDATA[Holiday Train Show]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/26/holiday-train-show http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/26/holiday-train-show Date: November 26, 2014

A 23-year New York tradition where real trains zip past city landmarks in the glow of the great Haupt Conservatory.

Step into a city in miniature featuring more than 150 iconic buildings recreated with bark, leaves, and other natural materials. Marvel over G-scale trains humming along between the Statue of Liberty and Rockefeller Center, traveling on a quarter mile of track as they bring life to this cherished holiday experience. Real trains, real landmarks, real fun—now at NYBG.

Please note: Advance reservations are strongly recommended as tickets do sell out. Purchase tickets here. This exhibition is closed on some Mondays and major holidays.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: New York Botanical Garden

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2014-11-26 2014-11-26 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.8626, -73.8783 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:01 EST
<![CDATA[Sit Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/26/sit-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/26/sit-aerobics Date: November 26, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 771-2787

Location: St. Johns Recreation Center

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2014-11-26 2014-11-26 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.6735, -73.9348 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:37 EST
<![CDATA[Union Square Holiday Market]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/26/union-square-holiday-market http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/26/union-square-holiday-market Date: November 26, 2014

Shop for holiday gifts and stock up on your favorite treats in Union Square Park. Visit UrbanSpace for a list of vendors.

Please note: The Holiday Market opens from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on weekdays, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturdays, and 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Sundays. The market is closed on Thanksgiving Day.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 529-9262

Location: South Plaza (in Union Square Park)

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M089 Union Square Park 2014-11-26 2014-11-26 11:00 am 8:00 pm 40.735, -73.9909 Thu, 20 Nov 2014 11:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/26/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/26/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: November 26, 2014

Test your ping pong skills at one of two state-of-the-art tables.

Paddles and balls provided free of charge to all skill levels. Bring a friend, or sign up with our park attendant, who can arrange a friendly game.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Ping Pong Court (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-11-26 2014-11-26 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:21 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Holiday Shops]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/26/bryant-park-holiday-shops http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/26/bryant-park-holiday-shops Date: November 26, 2014

Featuring more than 125 boutique-style shops in the park's tree-lined allées, the Holiday Shops complete the park's transformation into a winter wonderland.

From distinctive apparel to jewelry, decorative goods, local foods, and much more, the Holiday Shops are the perfect place to find gifts for all – adults, kids, and even pets.

Please note: The holiday shops open from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Mondays through Fridays, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturdays, and from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sundays.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-11-26 2014-11-26 11:00 am 8:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/547cda2016286.jpg Mon, 01 Dec 2014 17:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[High Line Art: Pier 54 Exhibit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/26/high-line-art-pier-54-exhibit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/26/high-line-art-pier-54-exhibit Date: November 26, 2014

High Line Art presents Pier 54, an exhibition conceived as a tribute to and a reaction against Pier 18, a legendary project organized by artist and curator Willoughby Sharp in 1971. For its original iteration, Sharp invited 27 artists to create an event or an action to take place on the abandoned Pier 18 in the Financial District of New York City. Artists responded in a variety of ways: some carried out performances, others created sculptures and installations or sent simple instructions for do-it-yourself works to be executed by someone else. All the events were photographed by artists Harry Shunk and János Kender, and subsequently exhibited in photographic form at the Museum of Modern Art in the summer of 1971. Among the participants – who, in keeping with a largely gender-biased art world at the time, happened to be all male – were Vito Acconci, John Baldessari, Jan Dibbets, Dan Graham, Gordon Matta-Clark, Mario Merz, Allen Ruppersberg, Richard Serra, William Wegman, and many others.

Both a re-enactment and an exercise in historical revisionism, Pier 54 took place during the summer of 2014 on Hudson River Park’s Pier 54 – a disused pier located at 11th Avenue and West 13th Street. The pier is visible from the High Line and preserves many historical memories and architectural vestiges of Manhattan’s West Side, a neighborhood that has been swiftly transformed in the past decades. High Line Art invited 27 contemporary artists – this time all women – to realize projects that respond to the location and engage with the changing landscape of the waterfront.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: High Line Exhibition

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2014-11-26 2014-11-26 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7469, -74.0079 Tue, 18 Nov 2014 14:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Fields of Inquiry: Photographs by Yola Monakhov Stockton]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/26/fields-of-inquiry-photographs-by-yola-monakhov-stockton http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/26/fields-of-inquiry-photographs-by-yola-monakhov-stockton Date: November 26, 2014

The show features work from two series, Field Guide to Bird Songs and Empire Picture of the Hudson. Stockton's work provides commentary on the photographic process through traditional documentary photography and constructed compositions.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-4506 x10

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

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R117 Alice Austen Park 2014-11-26 2014-11-26 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.6146, -74.0631 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5408cd35c7b83.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:33 EST
<![CDATA[Dancercise]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/26/dancercise http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/26/dancercise Date: November 26, 2014

Get in shape with dance moves using weights.

Start time: 11:00 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 2014-11-26 2014-11-26 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:11 EST
<![CDATA[Riding the Waves Exhibit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/26/open-house-ny-riding-the-waves-exhibit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/26/open-house-ny-riding-the-waves-exhibit Date: November 26, 2014

The new Lenape Gallery at Conference House Park Visitor Center presents Riding the Waves, a new exhibit of the Museum of Maritime Navigation and Communication. The premiere exhibit will feature select pieces from the collection of the museum's founder, Mr. Samir Farag. The exhibit will run through January 2015.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 227-1403

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2014-11-26 2014-11-26 1:00 pm 40.5026, -74.2518 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/546f6a6e167c1.jpg Fri, 21 Nov 2014 12:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Art for Us Adaptive Art Program]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/26/art-for-us-adaptive-art-program http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/26/art-for-us-adaptive-art-program Date: November 26, 2014

Instructional art program for people with disabilities to interact, socialize and express themselves through art. For adults and seniors.

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 218-2380

Location: McCarren Play Center

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2014-11-26 2014-11-26 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.7202, -73.951 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:31 EST
<![CDATA[Recycle-To-Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/26/recycletoart http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/26/recycletoart Date: November 26, 2014

Have fun turning discardee materials into usable works of art. Children under 10 years must be accompanied by an adult. Wear clothes that can get messy.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-11-26 2014-11-26 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:03 EST
<![CDATA[New York Rollin' Knicks Wheelchair Basketball Open Gym]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/26/new-york-rollin-knicks-wheelchair-basketball-open-gym http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/26/new-york-rollin-knicks-wheelchair-basketball-open-gym Date: November 26, 2014

Wheelchair basketball is similar to regular basketball but is played in a wheelchair. Particpants must be physically disabled, adults or seniors, and able to play in a sports wheelchair. There are available sports wheelchairs for use at the recreation center.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 293-5934

Location: West Bronx Recreation Center

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X261 West Bronx Recreation Center 2014-11-26 2014-11-26 6:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.8441, -73.9188 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:48 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Bollywood Cardio Dance]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/26/shape-up-nyc-bollywood-cardio-dance http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/26/shape-up-nyc-bollywood-cardio-dance Date: November 26, 2014

Join Shape Up NYC's free Bolly X classes.

Bolly X is a high in tensity Bollywood cardio dance workout.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 927-1563

Location: J. Hood Wright Recreation Center (in J. Hood Wright Park)

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M099 J. Hood Wright Park 2014-11-26 2014-11-26 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.8469, -73.9399 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:22 EST
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/27/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/27/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: November 27, 2014

Come to Fort Tryon Park and try something new. Join us on Saturdays, Tuesday, and Thursday 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. Fitness programs are canceled if the weather is lower than 20 degrees.

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.

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 2014-11-27 2014-11-27 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.8606, -73.9338 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5395c8d750ccf.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:34 EST
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: The Evolution of an Artist]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/27/art-in-the-garden-the-evolution-of-an-artist http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/27/art-in-the-garden-the-evolution-of-an-artist Date: November 27, 2014

From landscapes to portraits to modern abstraction, Elaine Hajian's work consistently expresses the artist's vision through myriad styles and mediums.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-11-27 2014-11-27 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:38 EST
<![CDATA[4th Bienal de Arte Latinoamericano del Bronx: Open For Discussion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/27/4th-bienal-de-arte-latinoamericano-del-bronx-open-for-discussion http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/27/4th-bienal-de-arte-latinoamericano-del-bronx-open-for-discussion Date: November 27, 2014

The Bronx Latin AMerican Art Biennial presents the exhibition Open For Discussion. Art by Eduardo Terranova, Marylin Caminero, Pablo Caviede, Yarisa Colon, Josue Guarionex, Elizabeth Moreno, Delilah Montoya, Justo Carreras, Alejandro Epifanio, Jose Ortiz, Yehimar Abyssys, Carolina Bermudez, Melissa Calderon, Wanda Cotorreal, Martita Ibanez, Jonas Hidalgo.

The exhibition suggests that art discussion is inherently an expression of populism and protest; therefore it is important not to deny the mass attraction to it, but to recognize its communicative power.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-11-27 2014-11-27 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:13 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Stretching, Toning, Relaxation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/27/stretching-toning-relaxation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/27/stretching-toning-relaxation Date: November 27, 2014

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

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

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-11-27 2014-11-27 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:47 EST
<![CDATA[Union Square Holiday Market]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/27/union-square-holiday-market http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/27/union-square-holiday-market Date: November 27, 2014

Shop for holiday gifts and stock up on your favorite treats in Union Square Park. Visit UrbanSpace for a list of vendors.

Please note: The Holiday Market opens from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on weekdays, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturdays, and 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Sundays. The market is closed on Thanksgiving Day.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 529-9262

Location: South Plaza (in Union Square Park)

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M089 Union Square Park 2014-11-27 2014-11-27 11:00 am 8:00 pm 40.735, -73.9909 Thu, 20 Nov 2014 11:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Adaptive Track and Field]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/27/adaptive-track-and-field http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/27/adaptive-track-and-field Date: November 27, 2014

Train for the Paralympics through this program! Persons with disabilities are welcome to participate, whether competitively or recreationally.

Recreation Center membership is required to join.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 293-5934

Location: West Bronx Recreation Center

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X261 West Bronx Recreation Center 2014-11-27 2014-11-27 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8441, -73.9188 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:25 EST
<![CDATA[Fields of Inquiry: Photographs by Yola Monakhov Stockton]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/27/fields-of-inquiry-photographs-by-yola-monakhov-stockton http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/27/fields-of-inquiry-photographs-by-yola-monakhov-stockton Date: November 27, 2014

The show features work from two series, Field Guide to Bird Songs and Empire Picture of the Hudson. Stockton's work provides commentary on the photographic process through traditional documentary photography and constructed compositions.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-4506 x10

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

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R117 Alice Austen Park 2014-11-27 2014-11-27 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.6146, -74.0631 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5408cd35c7b83.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:33 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Dance Fitness]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/27/shape-up-nyc-dance-fitness http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/27/shape-up-nyc-dance-fitness Date: November 27, 2014

An exercise class focusing on your core through a combination of strength, balance and toning exercises while keeping the heart rate up to burn calories and strengthen the cardio respiratory system. We recommend bringing a workout mat.

Shaping Up has never been this easy! Shape Up NYC offers free fitness classes every week at dozens of locations across the five boroughs. Shape Up NYC classes are taught by expert fitness instructors who know how to make fitness fun. Class offerings are varied and include aerobics, yoga, pilates and zumba.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-11-27 2014-11-27 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5422e0fcab2bc.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:25 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Holiday Shops]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/27/bryant-park-holiday-shops http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/27/bryant-park-holiday-shops Date: November 27, 2014

Featuring more than 125 boutique-style shops in the park's tree-lined allées, the Holiday Shops complete the park's transformation into a winter wonderland.

From distinctive apparel to jewelry, decorative goods, local foods, and much more, the Holiday Shops are the perfect place to find gifts for all – adults, kids, and even pets.

Please note: The holiday shops open from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Mondays through Fridays, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturdays, and from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sundays.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-11-27 2014-11-27 11:00 am 8:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/547cda2016286.jpg Mon, 01 Dec 2014 17:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/27/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/27/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: November 27, 2014

Test your ping pong skills at one of two state-of-the-art tables.

Paddles and balls provided free of charge to all skill levels. Bring a friend, or sign up with our park attendant, who can arrange a friendly game.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Ping Pong Court (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-11-27 2014-11-27 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:21 EST
<![CDATA[High Line Art: Pier 54 Exhibit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/27/high-line-art-pier-54-exhibit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/27/high-line-art-pier-54-exhibit Date: November 27, 2014

High Line Art presents Pier 54, an exhibition conceived as a tribute to and a reaction against Pier 18, a legendary project organized by artist and curator Willoughby Sharp in 1971. For its original iteration, Sharp invited 27 artists to create an event or an action to take place on the abandoned Pier 18 in the Financial District of New York City. Artists responded in a variety of ways: some carried out performances, others created sculptures and installations or sent simple instructions for do-it-yourself works to be executed by someone else. All the events were photographed by artists Harry Shunk and János Kender, and subsequently exhibited in photographic form at the Museum of Modern Art in the summer of 1971. Among the participants – who, in keeping with a largely gender-biased art world at the time, happened to be all male – were Vito Acconci, John Baldessari, Jan Dibbets, Dan Graham, Gordon Matta-Clark, Mario Merz, Allen Ruppersberg, Richard Serra, William Wegman, and many others.

Both a re-enactment and an exercise in historical revisionism, Pier 54 took place during the summer of 2014 on Hudson River Park’s Pier 54 – a disused pier located at 11th Avenue and West 13th Street. The pier is visible from the High Line and preserves many historical memories and architectural vestiges of Manhattan’s West Side, a neighborhood that has been swiftly transformed in the past decades. High Line Art invited 27 contemporary artists – this time all women – to realize projects that respond to the location and engage with the changing landscape of the waterfront.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: High Line Exhibition

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2014-11-27 2014-11-27 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7469, -74.0079 Tue, 18 Nov 2014 14:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Blooming Naturalists: Introduction to Bird Watching]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/27/blooming-naturalists http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/27/blooming-naturalists Date: November 27, 2014

So you think you're a naturalist? Join the Prospect Park Alliance at the Audubon Center in this Introduction to Bird Watching series. Using fun games and activities, learn what makes birds so special in a different lesson every week!

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-11-27 2014-11-27 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5422e306872ef.png Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:50 EST
<![CDATA[Riding the Waves Exhibit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/27/open-house-ny-riding-the-waves-exhibit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/27/open-house-ny-riding-the-waves-exhibit Date: November 27, 2014

The new Lenape Gallery at Conference House Park Visitor Center presents Riding the Waves, a new exhibit of the Museum of Maritime Navigation and Communication. The premiere exhibit will feature select pieces from the collection of the museum's founder, Mr. Samir Farag. The exhibit will run through January 2015.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 227-1403

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2014-11-27 2014-11-27 1:00 pm 40.5026, -74.2518 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/546f6a6e167c1.jpg Fri, 21 Nov 2014 12:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Learn To Draw]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/27/learn-to-draw http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/27/learn-to-draw Date: November 27, 2014

Learn the basics of still life pencil drawing, including volume, tone, value and sketching. (Ages 10-adults).

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-11-27 2014-11-27 1:30 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:24 EST
<![CDATA[Nature on the Go!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/27/nature-on-the-go http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/27/nature-on-the-go Date: November 27, 2014

Join the Prospect Park Alliance at the Audubon Center to learn about the nature that is all around us. A naturalist leads children and families to areas near the Audubon Center to discover the flora and fauna in the park. Meet at the Audubon Center.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-11-27 2014-11-27 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5422e3898b691.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:46 EST
<![CDATA[Animal Encounter at Prospect Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/27/animal-encounter http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/27/animal-encounter Date: November 27, 2014

Curious as to how "Snappy" the turtle got her name? Want to watch the snake gobble up a mouse? Join the Alliance at the Audubon Center to learn more about the animals in our collection. Discover what it takes to care for these amazing creatures and assist in an actual feeding. There will also be opportunities to get up close and personal!

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-11-27 2014-11-27 3:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5422e40bd9f77.png Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:30 EST
<![CDATA[4th Bienal de Arte Latinoamericano del Bronx: Open For Discussion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/28/4th-bienal-de-arte-latinoamericano-del-bronx-open-for-discussion http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/28/4th-bienal-de-arte-latinoamericano-del-bronx-open-for-discussion Date: November 28, 2014

The Bronx Latin AMerican Art Biennial presents the exhibition Open For Discussion. Art by Eduardo Terranova, Marylin Caminero, Pablo Caviede, Yarisa Colon, Josue Guarionex, Elizabeth Moreno, Delilah Montoya, Justo Carreras, Alejandro Epifanio, Jose Ortiz, Yehimar Abyssys, Carolina Bermudez, Melissa Calderon, Wanda Cotorreal, Martita Ibanez, Jonas Hidalgo.

The exhibition suggests that art discussion is inherently an expression of populism and protest; therefore it is important not to deny the mass attraction to it, but to recognize its communicative power.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-11-28 2014-11-28 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:13 EST
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: The Evolution of an Artist]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/28/art-in-the-garden-the-evolution-of-an-artist http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/28/art-in-the-garden-the-evolution-of-an-artist Date: November 28, 2014

From landscapes to portraits to modern abstraction, Elaine Hajian's work consistently expresses the artist's vision through myriad styles and mediums.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-11-28 2014-11-28 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:38 EST
<![CDATA[11th Annual Day After Thanksgiving Hike]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/28/11th-annual-day-after-thanksgiving-hike http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/28/11th-annual-day-after-thanksgiving-hike Date: November 28, 2014

Join the Greenbelt educators for our annual Day After Thanksgiving Hike in the Greenbelt.

Walk off all that turkey and stuffing on this two-hour hike and enjoy the serenity of the woods, including a brief visit to the LaTourette House.

Suitable for ages 8 and up. Dress appropriately for hiking and for the weather conditions. This program is sponsored by Councilman Vincent Ignizio.

Registration is required.

Start time: 10:00 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 2014-11-28 2014-11-28 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.5884, -74.1391 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:11 EST
<![CDATA[Holiday Train Show]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/28/holiday-train-show http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/28/holiday-train-show Date: November 28, 2014

A 23-year New York tradition where real trains zip past city landmarks in the glow of the great Haupt Conservatory.

Step into a city in miniature featuring more than 150 iconic buildings recreated with bark, leaves, and other natural materials. Marvel over G-scale trains humming along between the Statue of Liberty and Rockefeller Center, traveling on a quarter mile of track as they bring life to this cherished holiday experience. Real trains, real landmarks, real fun—now at NYBG.

Please note: Advance reservations are strongly recommended as tickets do sell out. Purchase tickets here. This exhibition is closed on some Mondays and major holidays.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: New York Botanical Garden

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2014-11-28 2014-11-28 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.8626, -73.8783 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:01 EST
<![CDATA[Sit Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/28/sit-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/28/sit-aerobics Date: November 28, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 771-2787

Location: St. Johns Recreation Center

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2014-11-28 2014-11-28 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.6735, -73.9348 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:37 EST
<![CDATA[Run for the Trail: Thanksgiving Reunion Run 5K]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/28/run-for-the-trail-thanksgiving-reunion-run-5k http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/28/run-for-the-trail-thanksgiving-reunion-run-5k Date: November 28, 2014

Revisit your route from yesterday or yesteryear.

Register at here with old running pals or by yourself. Proceeds benefit VCP Conservancy’s XC trail initiative.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 430-1890

Location: Parade Ground (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2014-11-28 2014-11-28 10:00 am 40.8947, -73.8952 Mon, 24 Nov 2014 18:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[High Line Art: Pier 54 Exhibit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/28/high-line-art-pier-54-exhibit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/28/high-line-art-pier-54-exhibit Date: November 28, 2014

High Line Art presents Pier 54, an exhibition conceived as a tribute to and a reaction against Pier 18, a legendary project organized by artist and curator Willoughby Sharp in 1971. For its original iteration, Sharp invited 27 artists to create an event or an action to take place on the abandoned Pier 18 in the Financial District of New York City. Artists responded in a variety of ways: some carried out performances, others created sculptures and installations or sent simple instructions for do-it-yourself works to be executed by someone else. All the events were photographed by artists Harry Shunk and János Kender, and subsequently exhibited in photographic form at the Museum of Modern Art in the summer of 1971. Among the participants – who, in keeping with a largely gender-biased art world at the time, happened to be all male – were Vito Acconci, John Baldessari, Jan Dibbets, Dan Graham, Gordon Matta-Clark, Mario Merz, Allen Ruppersberg, Richard Serra, William Wegman, and many others.

Both a re-enactment and an exercise in historical revisionism, Pier 54 took place during the summer of 2014 on Hudson River Park’s Pier 54 – a disused pier located at 11th Avenue and West 13th Street. The pier is visible from the High Line and preserves many historical memories and architectural vestiges of Manhattan’s West Side, a neighborhood that has been swiftly transformed in the past decades. High Line Art invited 27 contemporary artists – this time all women – to realize projects that respond to the location and engage with the changing landscape of the waterfront.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: High Line Exhibition

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2014-11-28 2014-11-28 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7469, -74.0079 Tue, 18 Nov 2014 14:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Arts and Craft Fair]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/28/arts-and-craft-fair http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/28/arts-and-craft-fair Date: November 28, 2014

Buy locally and support your community! Local artists and crafts people will exhibit their work available for sale.

Vendors offer one of a kind jewelry, hand-made American doll clothing, personalize greeting cards, and baked goods. Get out of the hibernation mode and come visit a Victorian cottage filled with something for everyone!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-4506 x10

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

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R117 Alice Austen Park 2014-11-28 2014-11-28 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.6146, -74.0631 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:39 EST
<![CDATA[Black Friday Meditation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/28/black-friday-meditation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/28/black-friday-meditation Date: November 28, 2014

Avoid the malls this year and create a worry-free outlook for the holiday season. Mindfulness meditation has been proven to relieve stress, help you focus and even make you happier. Led by a member from the Yoga for Bliss team, this beginners level class will be offered free of charge. All levels welcome—but registration recommended, online only. Drop-ins will be accommodated as the limited space permits.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2014-11-28 2014-11-28 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.8987, -73.9125 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/544e85df634ac.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:49 EST
<![CDATA[Union Square Holiday Market]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/28/union-square-holiday-market http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/28/union-square-holiday-market Date: November 28, 2014

Shop for holiday gifts and stock up on your favorite treats in Union Square Park. Visit UrbanSpace for a list of vendors.

Please note: The Holiday Market opens from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on weekdays, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturdays, and 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Sundays. The market is closed on Thanksgiving Day.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 529-9262

Location: South Plaza (in Union Square Park)

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M089 Union Square Park 2014-11-28 2014-11-28 11:00 am 8:00 pm 40.735, -73.9909 Thu, 20 Nov 2014 11:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Fields of Inquiry: Photographs by Yola Monakhov Stockton]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/28/fields-of-inquiry-photographs-by-yola-monakhov-stockton http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/28/fields-of-inquiry-photographs-by-yola-monakhov-stockton Date: November 28, 2014

The show features work from two series, Field Guide to Bird Songs and Empire Picture of the Hudson. Stockton's work provides commentary on the photographic process through traditional documentary photography and constructed compositions.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-4506 x10

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

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R117 Alice Austen Park 2014-11-28 2014-11-28 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.6146, -74.0631 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5408cd35c7b83.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:33 EST
<![CDATA[Dyckman in Miniature]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/28/dyckman-in-miniature http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/28/dyckman-in-miniature Date: November 28, 2014

On view for a limited time, a fantastical model of the historic site built by Don Rice out of LEGO® bricks. Over 3,000 pieces were used to create a fabulous scene of the c.1784 farmhouse and its garden.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 304-9422

Location: Dyckman Farmhouse Museum (in Dyckman House Museum)

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M026 Dyckman House Museum 2014-11-28 2014-11-28 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.8675, -73.9229 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/542446c7c5ba1.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:18 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/28/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/28/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: November 28, 2014

Test your ping pong skills at one of two state-of-the-art tables.

Paddles and balls provided free of charge to all skill levels. Bring a friend, or sign up with our park attendant, who can arrange a friendly game.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Ping Pong Court (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-11-28 2014-11-28 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:21 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Holiday Shops]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/28/bryant-park-holiday-shops http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/28/bryant-park-holiday-shops Date: November 28, 2014

Featuring more than 125 boutique-style shops in the park's tree-lined allées, the Holiday Shops complete the park's transformation into a winter wonderland.

From distinctive apparel to jewelry, decorative goods, local foods, and much more, the Holiday Shops are the perfect place to find gifts for all – adults, kids, and even pets.

Please note: The holiday shops open from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Mondays through Fridays, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturdays, and from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sundays.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-11-28 2014-11-28 11:00 am 8:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/547cda2016286.jpg Mon, 01 Dec 2014 17:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/28/tai-chi1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/28/tai-chi1 Date: November 28, 2014

Learn the correct Tai Chi movements and walking and breathing techniques, with a professional Tai Chi instructor.

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-11-28 2014-11-28 11:30 am 12:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:16 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Cardio Toning]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/28/shape-up-nyc-cardio-toning http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/28/shape-up-nyc-cardio-toning Date: November 28, 2014

An exercise class focusing on your core through a combination of strength, balance, and toning exercises while keeping the heart rate up to burn calories and strengthen the cardio respiratory system. We recommend bringing a workout mat.

Shaping Up has never been this easy! Shape Up NYC offers free fitness classes every week at dozens of locations across the five boroughs. Shape Up NYC classes are taught by expert fitness instructors who know how to make fitness fun. Class offerings are varied and include aerobics, yoga, pilates and zumba.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-11-28 2014-11-28 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5422e0fcab2bc.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:24 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/28/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/28/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park Date: November 28, 2014

See some of the park's most famous landmarks, including Conservatory Water, Bethesda Terrace, the Lake, and Strawberry Fields, on this east-to-west walk. The route involves a few stairs.

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

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

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M010 Central Park 2014-11-28 2014-11-28 12:00 pm 1:30 pm 40.7725, -73.967 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/538cbe0e4c275.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:35 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Mind Body Fusion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/28/shapeup-nyc-mind-body-fusion http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/28/shapeup-nyc-mind-body-fusion Date: November 28, 2014

Get your blood flowing. Join a Shape Up NYC trained instructor for cardio-yoga fusion workout designed to help both your mind and body

Burn calories, reduce holiday stress, and work out thoses muscle kinks.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (646) 645-8446

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2014-11-28 2014-11-28 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.5026, -74.2518 Wed, 03 Dec 2014 10:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Conference House Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/28/house-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/28/house-tours Date: November 28, 2014

Come to the Conference House in Tottenville for guided tours through an historic house where Benjamin Franklin, Edward Rutledge, John Adams, and Lord Howe met in an attempt to end the Revolutionary War. After taking a guided tour, experience the rich views of nature at Conference House Park, as well as stopping by the Visitor's Center to view our rotating exhibits!

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 984-6046

Location: Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2014-11-28 2014-11-28 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.502, -74.2514 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5339a985105b4.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:04 EST
<![CDATA[Riding the Waves Exhibit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/28/open-house-ny-riding-the-waves-exhibit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/28/open-house-ny-riding-the-waves-exhibit Date: November 28, 2014

The new Lenape Gallery at Conference House Park Visitor Center presents Riding the Waves, a new exhibit of the Museum of Maritime Navigation and Communication. The premiere exhibit will feature select pieces from the collection of the museum's founder, Mr. Samir Farag. The exhibit will run through January 2015.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 227-1403

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2014-11-28 2014-11-28 1:00 pm 40.5026, -74.2518 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/546f6a6e167c1.jpg Fri, 21 Nov 2014 12:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Blooming Naturalists: Introduction to Bird Watching]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/28/blooming-naturalists http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/28/blooming-naturalists Date: November 28, 2014

So you think you're a naturalist? Join the Prospect Park Alliance at the Audubon Center in this Introduction to Bird Watching series. Using fun games and activities, learn what makes birds so special in a different lesson every week!

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-11-28 2014-11-28 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5422e306872ef.png Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:50 EST
<![CDATA[Creative Short Story Writing Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/28/creative-short-story-writing-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/28/creative-short-story-writing-workshop Date: November 28, 2014

Work on your short story, or fiction/non-fiction writing with an established writer. Get to know your character and create your scene.

For adults.

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-11-28 2014-11-28 1:30 pm 3:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:09 EST
<![CDATA[Adapted Swim Programs for People with Disabilities at Hansborough Pool & Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/28/adapted-swim-programs-for-people-with-disabilities http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/28/adapted-swim-programs-for-people-with-disabilities Date: November 28, 2014

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

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

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

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M131 Hansborough Recreation Center 2014-11-28 2014-11-28 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.8128, -73.9393 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:21 EST
<![CDATA[Seasonal Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/28/seasonal-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/28/seasonal-crafts Date: November 28, 2014

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-11-28 2014-11-28 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:15 EST
<![CDATA[Nature on the Go!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/28/nature-on-the-go http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/28/nature-on-the-go Date: November 28, 2014

Join the Prospect Park Alliance at the Audubon Center to learn about the nature that is all around us. A naturalist leads children and families to areas near the Audubon Center to discover the flora and fauna in the park. Meet at the Audubon Center.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-11-28 2014-11-28 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5422e3898b691.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:46 EST
<![CDATA[Adapted Swim Program for People with Disabilities at Metropolitan Pool & Fitness Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/28/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/28/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities2 Date: November 28, 2014

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

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

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

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

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B085 Metropolitan Recreation Center 2014-11-28 2014-11-28 2:30 pm 3:30 pm 40.715, -73.9603 Mon, 08 Dec 2014 13:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Adapted Swim Program for People with Disabilities at Roy Wilkins Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/28/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities4 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/28/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities4 Date: November 28, 2014

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

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

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

Location: Roy Wilkins Recreation Center

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Q448 Roy Wilkins Recreation Center 2014-11-28 2014-11-28 2:30 pm 3:30 pm 40.6881, -73.7701 Mon, 08 Dec 2014 13:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Adapted Swim Program for People with Disabilities at Asser Levy Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/28/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/28/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities Date: November 28, 2014

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

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

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

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

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M164 Asser Levy Playground 2014-11-28 2014-11-28 3:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7361, -73.9757 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:17 EST
<![CDATA[Adapted Swim Program for People with Disabilities at Asser Levy Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/28/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities-at-asser-levy-recreation-center http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/28/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities-at-asser-levy-recreation-center Date: November 28, 2014

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

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

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

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

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M164 Asser Levy Playground 2014-11-28 2014-11-28 3:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7361, -73.9757 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:18 EST
<![CDATA[Animal Encounter at Prospect Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/28/animal-encounter http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/28/animal-encounter Date: November 28, 2014

Curious as to how "Snappy" the turtle got her name? Want to watch the snake gobble up a mouse? Join the Alliance at the Audubon Center to learn more about the animals in our collection. Discover what it takes to care for these amazing creatures and assist in an actual feeding. There will also be opportunities to get up close and personal!

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-11-28 2014-11-28 3:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5422e40bd9f77.png Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:30 EST
<![CDATA[Adapted Swim Program for People with Disabilities at St. Mary's Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/28/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/28/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities3 Date: November 28, 2014

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

Start time: 3:45 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

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

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

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2014-11-28 2014-11-28 3:45 pm 5:00 pm 40.8108, -73.9147 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:20 EST
<![CDATA[Fitness Bootcamp]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/28/fitness-bootcamp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/28/fitness-bootcamp Date: November 28, 2014

Come join a bootcamp class with a focus on strength, plyometrics, and high intensity circuit training. There will also be some mind/body elements of stretching and breathing.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-4793 x301

Location: Alley Athletic (in Alley Pond Park)

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2014-11-28 2014-11-28 5:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.7404, -73.7339 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:35 EST
<![CDATA[Adapted Swim Program for People with Disabilities at Flushing Meadows Corona Park Aquatics Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/28/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/28/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities1 Date: November 28, 2014

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

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

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

Location: Flushing Meadows Corona Park Aquatics Center

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2014-11-28 2014-11-28 5:30 pm 6:30 pm 40.7516, -73.8372 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:19 EST
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/29/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/29/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park1 Date: November 29, 2014

Come to Fort Tryon Park and try something new. Join us on Saturdays, Tuesday, and Thursday 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. Fitness programs are canceled if the weather is lower than 20 degrees.

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.

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 2014-11-29 2014-11-29 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.8606, -73.9338 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5395c8d750ccf.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:39 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Trail Running]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/29/shape-up-nyc-trail-running http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/29/shape-up-nyc-trail-running Date: November 29, 2014

Join Shape Up NYC, a free fitness program, in Staten Island for a weekly trail-running fitness class in The Greenbelt, the borough's largest parkland.

Get fit while enjoying our lovely settings, weather-permitting.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2014-11-29 2014-11-29 8:00 am 10:00 am 40.5884, -74.1391 Tue, 25 Nov 2014 13:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Van Cortlandt Track Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/29/van-cortlandt-track-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/29/van-cortlandt-track-club Date: November 29, 2014

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

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Van Cortlandt Stadium (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2014-11-29 2014-11-29 8:00 am 40.888, -73.8968 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:42 EST
<![CDATA[Bird Walk with NYC Audubon]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/29/bird-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/29/bird-walk Date: November 29, 2014

NYC Audubon experts lead the way as we marvel at quirky but logical bird behavior and delicate feathers in exquisite patterns.

Influential birders such as Roger Tory Peterson and Allan D. Cruickshank learned their craft on Van Cortlandt Park’s ecologically diverse grounds, and these walks celebrate the tradition set by them. Participants will look for resident and migrant species and discuss a wide range of avian topics. No registration necessary. No limit. Free. When birding on your own, check the Nature Sightings log in front of the Nature Center before you head out. At the end of walks, please add your sightings to the log, so others may be aware of recent nature happenings in the park.

Bring binoculars if you have them and wear sturdy shoes!

For more information about the birding program, visit: http://www.vcpark.org/the-park/features/9-birding.html

Start time: 8:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 430-1890

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2014-11-29 2014-11-29 8:00 am 40.8911, -73.894 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/545b9c23a4fbe.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:46 EST
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: The Evolution of an Artist]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/29/art-in-the-garden-the-evolution-of-an-artist http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/29/art-in-the-garden-the-evolution-of-an-artist Date: November 29, 2014

From landscapes to portraits to modern abstraction, Elaine Hajian's work consistently expresses the artist's vision through myriad styles and mediums.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-11-29 2014-11-29 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:38 EST
<![CDATA[4th Bienal de Arte Latinoamericano del Bronx: Open For Discussion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/29/4th-bienal-de-arte-latinoamericano-del-bronx-open-for-discussion http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/29/4th-bienal-de-arte-latinoamericano-del-bronx-open-for-discussion Date: November 29, 2014

The Bronx Latin AMerican Art Biennial presents the exhibition Open For Discussion. Art by Eduardo Terranova, Marylin Caminero, Pablo Caviede, Yarisa Colon, Josue Guarionex, Elizabeth Moreno, Delilah Montoya, Justo Carreras, Alejandro Epifanio, Jose Ortiz, Yehimar Abyssys, Carolina Bermudez, Melissa Calderon, Wanda Cotorreal, Martita Ibanez, Jonas Hidalgo.

The exhibition suggests that art discussion is inherently an expression of populism and protest; therefore it is important not to deny the mass attraction to it, but to recognize its communicative power.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-11-29 2014-11-29 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:13 EST
<![CDATA[Greenmarket at Grand Army Plaza]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/29/greenmarket-at-grand-army-plaza http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/29/greenmarket-at-grand-army-plaza Date: November 29, 2014

At what other market can you do all your food shopping, sample local wine, and take walk in Prospect Park? Open since 1989, Grand Army Plaza is the flagship Brooklyn market.

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Grand Army Plaza

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B040 Grand Army Plaza 2014-11-29 2014-11-29 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.6735, -73.9701 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52c7206a84855.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:47 EST
<![CDATA[Zumba]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/29/zumba http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/29/zumba Date: November 29, 2014

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-11-29 2014-11-29 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:59 EST
<![CDATA[Cleaning & Maintaining Westerleigh Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/29/cleaningmaintaining-westerleigh-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/29/cleaningmaintaining-westerleigh-park Date: November 29, 2014

Help us maintain the beauty of Westerleigh Park by raking, planting, or gardening. Enjoy a cup of coffee and a donut while getting great exercise. We are there every Saturday morning.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 442-0336

Location: Westerleigh Park

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R029 Westerleigh Park 2014-11-29 2014-11-29 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.6198, -74.1345 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/535b12e79fe5e.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:04 EST
<![CDATA[Chair Exercise]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/29/chair-exercise http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/29/chair-exercise Date: November 29, 2014

This energizing, seated workout for adults and seniors invigorates and infuses new interest and enthusiasm in fitness. It uses exciting latin rhythms with easy to follow steps from cha-cha, mambo, merengue, salsa, bachata, flamenco, cumbia, old-school dances and even belly-dancing, making it fun, safe and healthy for all.

Recreation Center membership is required. For more information, visit the membership information page.

Instructor: Janet Wise-Thomas

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 927-1563

Location: J. Hood Wright Recreation Center (in J. Hood Wright Park)

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M099 J. Hood Wright Park 2014-11-29 2014-11-29 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.8469, -73.9399 Thu, 04 Dec 2014 15:00:04 EST