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 Mon, 21 Apr 2014 15:04:34 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[Arsenal Gallery Exhibition: STRATA]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/15/strata http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/15/strata Date: April 15, 2014

NYC Parks is pleased to present STRATA, an exhibition of prints, ceramics and collages by Marie Lorenz, Katy Fischer and Max Warsh. The artists in STRATA collect and arrange found or invented artifacts from the urban environment, including river flotsam, ceramic shards, and architectural details, through various modes of discovery. They use their collections as source material for multilayered, abstract compositions that reframe our familiar surroundings and challenge the division between man-made and organic in favor of a more seamless view of the material world. STRATA is on view in the Arsenal Gallery now through April 24, 2014.

Marie Lorenz creates large scale, collograph prints from objects she collects on her excursions through New York City’s waterways. In this new series of prints, Lorenz engages with the mysterious paths the objects have traveled by repeatedly printing the elements in ornate circular patterns, which evoke both tidal vortexes and folk art medallions.

Katy Fischer’s ceramic sculpture is reminiscent of archeological discoveries. She is inspired by the way ancient artifacts become evocatively abstract shapes once they are broken, weathered and displaced, not unlike the bits of debris deposited around the city. The shard-like fragments read as both found and made, broken and whole, abstract and representational and suggest intriguing connections and possible histories.

On his walks around the city, Max Warsh photographs architectural facades, which are used as source material for his work. For these new pieces, Warsh photographed buildings in the neighborhood that surrounds the Arsenal. He then reconfigures these found textures, grooved surfaces and cast ornamental details in his studio through cutting, painting and collage to arrive at compositions that reinvigorate our engagement with the visual language of the urban landscape.

In the work of all three artists, the fragment points to a larger more complete whole and a sense that a sum of the parts does or could exist. However each artist works to evade the reveal: we never see the whole building, the actual found object, or the unbroken pot. Rather, these fragmented compositions convey the way memory is an amalgamated fiction rather than a knowable fact.

In conjunction with STRATA , Audra Wolowiec will present the sound installation Weather Language on April 14, 2014, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the Arsenal. The sound piece will be composed of a mixture of found sounds and vocal interventions that are sensitive to both the Arsenal site and the city at large. Wolowiecs’ voice will overlap with the voices of strangers she encountered while walking through the city, creating a sound environment that is as subtle and ambiguous as the weather.

The Arsenal Gallery is dedicated to examining themes of nature, urban space, wildlife, New York City parks and park history. It is located on the third floor of the Parks Department Headquarters, in Central Park, on Fifth Avenue at 64th Street. Gallery hours are Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Admission is free. For more information on the Arsenal Gallery, please call 212-360-8163.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-04-15 2014-04-15 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52fd2ae9dd9fd.jpg Mon, 21 Apr 2014 11:04:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Zumba]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/15/shape-up-nyc-zumba http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/15/shape-up-nyc-zumba Date: April 15, 2014

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

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: McDonald Park House (in McDonald Playground)

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R034 McDonald Playground 2014-04-15 2014-04-15 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.6291, -74.1155 Mon, 21 Apr 2014 11:04:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/15/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/15/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: April 15, 2014

See more than 30 life-size animatronic dinosaurs, including a 40-foot long tyrannosaurus rex, on this ride through the two-acre safari at the Bronx Zoo.

Learn about the different species of dinosaurs and their habitats, discover how fossils provide insight into what life may have looked like in prehistoric times and explore how animatronics work.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-1010

Location: Bronx Zoo (in Bronx Park)

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X002 Bronx Park 2014-04-15 2014-04-15 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Mon, 21 Apr 2014 11:04:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Botany]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/15/botany http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/15/botany Date: April 15, 2014

The kids are out of school, now get them out of the house. Head to the park and join Urban Park Rangersfree “Kids Week” programs. Immerse your kids, and yourself, in the natural world. Experience history, wildlife, birds, bugs and more.

Ages 12 and under.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Payson Park House (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2014-04-15 2014-04-15 10:00 am 40.8673, -73.929 Mon, 21 Apr 2014 11:04:35 EDT
<![CDATA[MillionTreesNYC TreeLC Workshop in Manhattan]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/15/milliontreesnyc-treelc-workshop-in-manhattan http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/15/milliontreesnyc-treelc-workshop-in-manhattan Date: April 15, 2014

Help water and care for the 110,000+ new street trees that have been planted across New York City! Join the MillionTreesNYC to give trees a little "Tree LC" and stewardship, and help keep New York City green by coming to a free MillionTreesNYC tree care workshop where you will learn:

  • What is MillionTreesNYC?
  • How to identify trees in New York City
  • Benefits trees bring to our city
  • Tree Care - Water! Weed! Mulch! Plant flowers!

Workshops are focused on active tree care, so come ready to get your hands dirty and care for street trees along the sidewalk. Please wear closed-toed shoes and layered clothing that can get dirty. Tree stewardship is similar to gardening work, involving bending and kneeling on the sidewalk. Children are always welcome, and must be accompanied by an adult. All participants will care for trees using small gardening tools and watering buckets. Please dress for light gardening work, wear close-toed shoes, and bring a refillable water bottle. All MillionTreesNYC events are rain or shine.

Registration is required

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 760-6931

Location: Corner of 115th St & Lexington Ave, East Harlem

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2014-04-15 2014-04-15 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7979, -73.9421 Mon, 21 Apr 2014 11:04:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Flowers and Showers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/15/flowers-and-showers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/15/flowers-and-showers Date: April 15, 2014

Create tissue paper flowers to decorate a plastic watering can to take home.

Give the decorative bouquet as a gift, or use the can to "shower" the flowers that grow outside.

This program is suitable for ages 6 and up. Registration limited to 18 participants.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2014-04-15 2014-04-15 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.5884, -74.1391 Mon, 21 Apr 2014 11:04:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Rock Exploration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/15/rock-exploration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/15/rock-exploration Date: April 15, 2014

The kids are out of school, now get them out of the house. Head to the park and join Urban Park Rangers free “Kids Week” programs. Immerse your kids, and yourself, in the natural world. Experience history, wildlife, birds, bugs, and more.

Ages 12 and under.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

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

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R119 Blue Heron Park 2014-04-15 2014-04-15 10:00 am 40.5309, -74.1778 Mon, 21 Apr 2014 11:04:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Culinary Kids Food Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/15/culinary-kids-food-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/15/culinary-kids-food-festival Date: April 15, 2014

As part of the New York Botanical Garden's Edible Academy initiative, join us for a family-friendly, week-long food festival celebrating the relationships among plants, farms, and your favorite foods.

Ruth Rea Howell Family Garden staff and culinary team, Growing Chefs, will be on hand offering cooking demonstrations, recipes, and hands-on activities, with plenty of live music and tasting to add to the fun.

Bring your Festival passport along as you tinker with the science of kitchen chemistry and get to the root of the foods from pickles to cheese at a variety of activity sanctions.

The daily 1 p.m. cooking demonstration will feature kid-friendly recipes and tasty sample, while local chefs will share tips and recipes.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2014-04-15 2014-04-15 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Mon, 21 Apr 2014 11:04:35 EDT
<![CDATA[The Orchid Show: Key West Contemporary]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/15/the-orchid-show-key-west-contemporary http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/15/the-orchid-show-key-west-contemporary Date: April 15, 2014

Step out of the bustling city and into the Florida Keys, where the dramatic beauty of a flourishing tropical garden is amplified by vibrant architecture to recall this particular island's charm and ambience.

The Enid A. Haupt Conservatory's sprawling glasshouse galleries are transformed into a modernist Key West estate garden inspired by a garden originally designed by award-winning landscape architect Raymond Jungles for Susan Henshaw Jones, who is President of the Museum of the City of New York, and Judge Richard K. Eaton.

Immerse yourself in an effusion of orchids blooming among still, geometric reflecting pools, soaring angular pergolas, and sleek benches.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2014-04-15 2014-04-15 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Mon, 21 Apr 2014 11:04:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Art for Us Adaptive Art Program]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/15/art-for-us-adaptive-art-program http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/15/art-for-us-adaptive-art-program Date: April 15, 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: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 218-2380

Location: McCarren Play Center

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2014-04-15 2014-04-15 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7202, -73.951 Mon, 21 Apr 2014 11:04:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Zumba Toning]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/15/shape-up-nyc-zumba1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/15/shape-up-nyc-zumba1 Date: April 15, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: McDonald Park House (in McDonald Playground)

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R034 McDonald Playground 2014-04-15 2014-04-15 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.6291, -74.1155 Mon, 21 Apr 2014 11:04:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Adaptive Track and Field]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/15/adaptive-track-and-field http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/15/adaptive-track-and-field Date: April 15, 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 2014-04-15 2014-04-15 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8441, -73.9188 Mon, 21 Apr 2014 11:04:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: North Woods]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/15/central-park-tour-north-woods http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/15/central-park-tour-north-woods Date: April 15, 2014

View tumbling cascades, rustic bridges, and picturesque pools in the "Manhattan Adirondacks." The route involves many hills and stairs.

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2014-04-15 2014-04-15 12:00 pm 1:15 pm 40.7968, -73.9515 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51d715c87a7f6.jpg Mon, 21 Apr 2014 11:04:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Abs Workout]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/15/abs-work-out http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/15/abs-work-out Date: April 15, 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 2014-04-15 2014-04-15 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 21 Apr 2014 11:04:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Adult Adaptive Sports]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/15/adult-adaptive-sports http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/15/adult-adaptive-sports Date: April 15, 2014

A selection of adaptive sports clinics. An excellent opportunity for adults and seniors with disabilities to play and learn modified sports.

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

Start time: 12:00 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 2014-04-15 2014-04-15 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.7715, -73.9885 Mon, 21 Apr 2014 11:04:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Rock Your Seat]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/15/rock-your-seat http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/15/rock-your-seat Date: April 15, 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.

Recreation Center membership is required to participate.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 667-3545

Location: Greenbelt Recreation Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2014-04-15 2014-04-15 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.5926, -74.1358 Mon, 21 Apr 2014 11:04:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Flower Power]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/15/flower-power http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/15/flower-power Date: April 15, 2014

The kids are out of school, now get them out of the house. Head to the park and join Urban Park Rangers free “Kids Week” programs. Immerse your kids, and yourself, in the natural world. Experience history, wildlife, birds, bugs, and more.

Ages 12 and under.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Salt Marsh Nature Center (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2014-04-15 2014-04-15 1:00 pm 40.6047, -73.9298 Mon, 21 Apr 2014 11:04:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Native American Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/15/native-american-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/15/native-american-walk Date: April 15, 2014

The kids are out of school, now get them out of the house. Head to the park and join Urban Park Rangers free “Kids Week” programs. Immerse your kids, and yourself, in the natural world. Experience history, wildlife, birds, bugs, and more.

Ages 12 and under.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 846-2731

Location: Rose Avenue and Oak Avenue (in Kissena Park)

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Q024 Kissena Park 2014-04-15 2014-04-15 1:00 pm 40.7498, -73.8076 Mon, 21 Apr 2014 11:04:35 EDT
<![CDATA[All About Fish]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/15/all-about-fish http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/15/all-about-fish Date: April 15, 2014

The kids are out of school, now get them out of the house. Head to the park and join Urban Park Rangers free “Kids Week” programs. Immerse your kids, and yourself, in the natural world. Experience history, wildlife, birds, bugs, and more.

Ages 12 and under.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 548-0912

Location: Crotona Nature Center (in Crotona Park)

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X010 Crotona Park 2014-04-15 2014-04-15 1:00 pm 40.837, -73.8934 Mon, 21 Apr 2014 11:04:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Meditation Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/15/meditation-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/15/meditation-class Date: April 15, 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 2014-04-15 2014-04-15 1:00 pm 1:45 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 21 Apr 2014 11:04:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Botany]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/15/botany1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/15/botany1 Date: April 15, 2014

The kids are out of school, now get them out of the house. Head to the park and join Urban Park Rangers free “Kids Week” programs. Immerse your kids, and yourself, in the natural world. Experience history, wildlife, birds, bugs, and more.
Ages 12 and under.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-04-15 2014-04-15 2:00 pm 40.7971, -73.9515 Mon, 21 Apr 2014 11:04:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Knitting & Crocheting for Intermediate and Advanced Levels]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/15/knitcroxchet-intermediate-group http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/15/knitcroxchet-intermediate-group Date: April 15, 2014

Knit: Participants will create a small reversible knit project using two different colors. Materials: 1 (7oz) skein each of color A & color B in Worsted weight yarn, #6 knitting needles.

Crochet: Participants will make a reversible crochet project using two different colored yarns. Materials: Worsted weight yarn, crochet hook letter H. 1 (7oz.) skein each of Color A & Color B.

Must be able to read and follow patterns.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 3:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-04-15 2014-04-15 2:30 pm 3:30 am 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 21 Apr 2014 11:04:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Cardio Sculpt]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/15/shape-up-nyc-cardio-sculpt1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/15/shape-up-nyc-cardio-sculpt1 Date: April 15, 2014

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

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

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: McDonald Park House (in McDonald Playground)

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R034 McDonald Playground 2014-04-15 2014-04-15 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.6291, -74.1155 Mon, 21 Apr 2014 11:04:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Wheelchair Basketball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/15/wheelchair-basketball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/15/wheelchair-basketball Date: April 15, 2014

Join the Brooklyn Nets wheelchair basketball team for a practice in the gymnasium!

Recreation Center membership is required to participate.

Start time: 7:45 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 2014-04-15 2014-04-15 7:45 pm 9:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8344 Mon, 21 Apr 2014 11:04:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Doors To The Bronx Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/16/doors-to-the-bronx-exhibition1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/16/doors-to-the-bronx-exhibition1 Date: April 16, 2014

An art exhibition comprised of paintings made by Bronx artist Danilo Peguero. This exhibition is a celebration of the Bronx's rich architectural history. The show features some of the most interesting and glamorous doors that beautify and protect the heart of the unconquerable Bronx.

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 2014-04-16 2014-04-16 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 21 Apr 2014 11:04:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: “Get the Picture?”]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/16/art-in-the-garden-get-the-picture3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/16/art-in-the-garden-get-the-picture3 Date: April 16, 2014

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-04-16 2014-04-16 8:00 am 4:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Mon, 21 Apr 2014 11:04:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Arsenal Gallery Exhibition: STRATA]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/16/strata http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/16/strata Date: April 16, 2014

NYC Parks is pleased to present STRATA, an exhibition of prints, ceramics and collages by Marie Lorenz, Katy Fischer and Max Warsh. The artists in STRATA collect and arrange found or invented artifacts from the urban environment, including river flotsam, ceramic shards, and architectural details, through various modes of discovery. They use their collections as source material for multilayered, abstract compositions that reframe our familiar surroundings and challenge the division between man-made and organic in favor of a more seamless view of the material world. STRATA is on view in the Arsenal Gallery now through April 24, 2014.

Marie Lorenz creates large scale, collograph prints from objects she collects on her excursions through New York City’s waterways. In this new series of prints, Lorenz engages with the mysterious paths the objects have traveled by repeatedly printing the elements in ornate circular patterns, which evoke both tidal vortexes and folk art medallions.

Katy Fischer’s ceramic sculpture is reminiscent of archeological discoveries. She is inspired by the way ancient artifacts become evocatively abstract shapes once they are broken, weathered and displaced, not unlike the bits of debris deposited around the city. The shard-like fragments read as both found and made, broken and whole, abstract and representational and suggest intriguing connections and possible histories.

On his walks around the city, Max Warsh photographs architectural facades, which are used as source material for his work. For these new pieces, Warsh photographed buildings in the neighborhood that surrounds the Arsenal. He then reconfigures these found textures, grooved surfaces and cast ornamental details in his studio through cutting, painting and collage to arrive at compositions that reinvigorate our engagement with the visual language of the urban landscape.

In the work of all three artists, the fragment points to a larger more complete whole and a sense that a sum of the parts does or could exist. However each artist works to evade the reveal: we never see the whole building, the actual found object, or the unbroken pot. Rather, these fragmented compositions convey the way memory is an amalgamated fiction rather than a knowable fact.

In conjunction with STRATA , Audra Wolowiec will present the sound installation Weather Language on April 14, 2014, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the Arsenal. The sound piece will be composed of a mixture of found sounds and vocal interventions that are sensitive to both the Arsenal site and the city at large. Wolowiecs’ voice will overlap with the voices of strangers she encountered while walking through the city, creating a sound environment that is as subtle and ambiguous as the weather.

The Arsenal Gallery is dedicated to examining themes of nature, urban space, wildlife, New York City parks and park history. It is located on the third floor of the Parks Department Headquarters, in Central Park, on Fifth Avenue at 64th Street. Gallery hours are Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Admission is free. For more information on the Arsenal Gallery, please call 212-360-8163.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-04-16 2014-04-16 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52fd2ae9dd9fd.jpg Mon, 21 Apr 2014 11:04:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Chair Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/16/shape-up-nyc-chair-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/16/shape-up-nyc-chair-aerobics Date: April 16, 2014

A seated exercise class that raises the heart rate and improves balance, with minimal impact on joints. This Shape Up NYC program is free and open to the public.

For adults and seniors.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 771-2787

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

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2014-04-16 2014-04-16 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.8108, -73.9147 Mon, 21 Apr 2014 11:04:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/16/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/16/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: April 16, 2014

See more than 30 life-size animatronic dinosaurs, including a 40-foot long tyrannosaurus rex, on this ride through the two-acre safari at the Bronx Zoo.

Learn about the different species of dinosaurs and their habitats, discover how fossils provide insight into what life may have looked like in prehistoric times and explore how animatronics work.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-1010

Location: Bronx Zoo (in Bronx Park)

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X002 Bronx Park 2014-04-16 2014-04-16 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Mon, 21 Apr 2014 11:04:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Exploring the Climate]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/16/exploring-the-climate http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/16/exploring-the-climate Date: April 16, 2014

The kids are out of school, now get them out of the house. Head to the park and join Urban Park Rangers free “Kids Week” programs. Immerse your kids, and yourself, in the natural world. Experience history, wildlife, birds, bugs, and more.
Ages 12 and under.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Payson Park House (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2014-04-16 2014-04-16 10:00 am 40.8673, -73.929 Mon, 21 Apr 2014 11:04:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Culinary Kids Food Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/16/culinary-kids-food-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/16/culinary-kids-food-festival Date: April 16, 2014

As part of the New York Botanical Garden's Edible Academy initiative, join us for a family-friendly, week-long food festival celebrating the relationships among plants, farms, and your favorite foods.

Ruth Rea Howell Family Garden staff and culinary team, Growing Chefs, will be on hand offering cooking demonstrations, recipes, and hands-on activities, with plenty of live music and tasting to add to the fun.

Bring your Festival passport along as you tinker with the science of kitchen chemistry and get to the root of the foods from pickles to cheese at a variety of activity sanctions.

The daily 1 p.m. cooking demonstration will feature kid-friendly recipes and tasty sample, while local chefs will share tips and recipes.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2014-04-16 2014-04-16 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Mon, 21 Apr 2014 11:04:35 EDT
<![CDATA[The Orchid Show: Key West Contemporary]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/16/the-orchid-show-key-west-contemporary http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/16/the-orchid-show-key-west-contemporary Date: April 16, 2014

Step out of the bustling city and into the Florida Keys, where the dramatic beauty of a flourishing tropical garden is amplified by vibrant architecture to recall this particular island's charm and ambience.

The Enid A. Haupt Conservatory's sprawling glasshouse galleries are transformed into a modernist Key West estate garden inspired by a garden originally designed by award-winning landscape architect Raymond Jungles for Susan Henshaw Jones, who is President of the Museum of the City of New York, and Judge Richard K. Eaton.

Immerse yourself in an effusion of orchids blooming among still, geometric reflecting pools, soaring angular pergolas, and sleek benches.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2014-04-16 2014-04-16 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Mon, 21 Apr 2014 11:04:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Chair/Sit Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/16/chairsit-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/16/chairsit-aerobics Date: April 16, 2014

Get a full cardio workout without using machines! Great for those with limited mobility or those in wheelchairs.

Recreation Center membership is required to participate.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 353-7853

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

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2014-04-16 2014-04-16 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7515, -73.8344 Mon, 21 Apr 2014 11:04:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Sit Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/16/sit-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/16/sit-aerobics Date: April 16, 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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2014-04-16 2014-04-16 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.6735, -73.9348 Mon, 21 Apr 2014 11:04:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Chair Toning]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/16/shape-up-nyc-chair-toning http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/16/shape-up-nyc-chair-toning Date: April 16, 2014

A seated exercise class that strengthens muscle groups with minimal impact on joints. This Shape Up NYC program is free and open to the public.

For adults and seniors.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 402-5155

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

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2014-04-16 2014-04-16 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.8108, -73.9147 Mon, 21 Apr 2014 11:04:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Boot Camp]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/16/shape-up-nyc-bootcamp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/16/shape-up-nyc-bootcamp Date: April 16, 2014

This total body workout addresses muscle strength and endurance while keeping the heart rate up to improve your cardiovascular health.

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 2014-04-16 2014-04-16 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 21 Apr 2014 11:04:35 EDT
<![CDATA[GreenThumb Workshop: Starting Seeds Indoors]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/16/greenthumb-workshop-starting-seeds-indoors http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/16/greenthumb-workshop-starting-seeds-indoors Date: April 16, 2014

Learn the basics of seed starting and find out when to start seeds indoors, which seeds should be started indoors, and what they need to thrive indoors. Pick up vegetable, flower, and herb seeds for your garden group.

This workshop is given in partnership with the New York Botanical Garden.

This is a bilingual English/Spanish workshop. Este programa va a estar presentado en español y ingles.

Please RSVP.

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 788-8070

Location: Garden of Life and Health

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2014-04-16 2014-04-16 11:30 am 12:30 pm 40.8216, -73.9154 Mon, 21 Apr 2014 11:04:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Blooming Naturalists]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/16/blooming-naturalists http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/16/blooming-naturalists Date: April 16, 2014

So you think you are a naturalist? Join the 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 each day!

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-04-16 2014-04-16 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5327482a3015f.png Mon, 21 Apr 2014 11:04:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Adaptive Chair Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/16/adaptive-chair-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/16/adaptive-chair-aerobics Date: April 16, 2014

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

Recreation Center membership is required.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 397-3159

Location: Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center

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M063 Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center 2014-04-16 2014-04-16 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7715, -73.9885 Mon, 21 Apr 2014 11:04:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/16/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/16/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: April 16, 2014

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

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

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

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

For the latest information or to see more dates for this tour, check 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) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2014-04-16 2014-04-16 12:00 pm 1:15 pm 40.7691, -73.9741 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/530ff01584e37.jpg Mon, 21 Apr 2014 11:04:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Eco Scavenger Hunt]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/16/eco-scavenger-hunt http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/16/eco-scavenger-hunt Date: April 16, 2014

The kids are out of school, now get them out of the house. Head to the park and join Urban Park Rangers free “Kids Week” programs. Immerse your kids, and yourself, in the natural world. Experience history, wildlife, birds, bugs, and more.
Ages 12 and under.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Salt Marsh Nature Center (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2014-04-16 2014-04-16 1:00 pm 40.6047, -73.9298 Mon, 21 Apr 2014 11:04:35 EDT
<![CDATA[All Things Animals]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/16/all-things-animals http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/16/all-things-animals Date: April 16, 2014

The kids are out of school, now get them out of the house. Head to the park and join Urban Park Rangers free “Kids Week” programs. Immerse your kids, and yourself, in the natural world. Experience history, wildlife, birds, bugs, and more.
Ages 12 and under.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Salt Marsh Nature Center (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2014-04-16 2014-04-16 1:00 pm 40.6047, -73.9298 Mon, 21 Apr 2014 11:04:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Wilderness Skills]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/16/wilderness-skills http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/16/wilderness-skills Date: April 16, 2014

The kids are out of school, now get them out of the house. Head to the park and join Urban Park Rangers free “Kids Week” programs. Immerse your kids, and yourself, in the natural world. Experience history, wildlife, birds, bugs, and more.
Ages 12 and under.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 846-2731

Location: Forest Park Visitor Center (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2014-04-16 2014-04-16 1:00 pm 40.7003, -73.8548 Mon, 21 Apr 2014 11:04:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Raptors]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/16/raptors http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/16/raptors Date: April 16, 2014

The kids are out of school, now get them out of the house. Head to the park and join Urban Park Rangers free “Kids Week” programs. Immerse your kids, and yourself, in the natural world. Experience history, wildlife, birds, bugs, and more.
Ages 12 and under.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 548-0912

Location: Crotona Nature Center (in Crotona Park)

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X010 Crotona Park 2014-04-16 2014-04-16 1:00 pm 40.837, -73.8934 Mon, 21 Apr 2014 11:04:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Pond Exploration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/16/pond-exploration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/16/pond-exploration Date: April 16, 2014

The kids are out of school, now get them out of the house. Head to the park and join Urban Park Rangers free “Kids Week” programs. Immerse your kids, and yourself, in the natural world. Experience history, wildlife, birds, bugs, and more.
Ages 12 and under.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

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

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R119 Blue Heron Park 2014-04-16 2014-04-16 1:00 pm 40.5309, -74.1778 Mon, 21 Apr 2014 11:04:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Second Hand Cool: Paper Bead Bracelets]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/16/second-hand-cool-paper-bead-bracelets http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/16/second-hand-cool-paper-bead-bracelets Date: April 16, 2014

Join us for a fun-filled workshop where everyday materials are transformed into an eco-chic accessory for your spring wardrobe. No experience necessary: we’ll show you what to do. This program is designed for ages 8-13 and their adult chaperones and is part of the Awesome Afternoons series, sponsored by Time Warner Cable. Free program. Registration required.

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2014-04-16 2014-04-16 1:30 pm 2:30 pm 40.5884, -74.1391 Mon, 21 Apr 2014 11:04:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Adaptive Weight Training]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/16/adaptive-weight-training http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/16/adaptive-weight-training Date: April 16, 2014

Learn how to train muscle groups for competitive sports and recreational use. For individuals with disabilities. Please inquire at the front desk.

Recreation Center membership is required to participate.

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 353-7853

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

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2014-04-16 2014-04-16 1:30 pm 3:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8344 Mon, 21 Apr 2014 11:04:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Planting and Transplanting Outdoors]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/16/planting-and-transplanting-outdoors http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/16/planting-and-transplanting-outdoors Date: April 16, 2014

Join us as we direct seed some cool season veggies and transplant our early starts! We will discuss and practice techniques for soil preparation, direct seeding, and transplanting.

Grow to Learn registered schools only may request soil, compost, and lumber for Fall delivery.

Please RSVP for this workshop.

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 788-8073

Location: Garden of Life and Health

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2014-04-16 2014-04-16 1:30 pm 3:30 pm 40.8216, -73.9154 Mon, 21 Apr 2014 11:04:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Exploring the Climate]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/16/exploring-the-climate1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/16/exploring-the-climate1 Date: April 16, 2014

The kids are out of school, now get them out of the house. Head to the park and join Urban Park Rangers free “Kids Week” programs. Immerse your kids, and yourself, in the natural world. Experience history, wildlife, birds, bugs, and more.
Ages 12 and under.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-04-16 2014-04-16 2:00 pm 40.7971, -73.9515 Mon, 21 Apr 2014 11:04:35 EDT
<![CDATA["Home" Family Garden Art Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/16/home-family-garden-art-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/16/home-family-garden-art-workshop Date: April 16, 2014

Come paint with “Home” artist Shira Toren and get inspired by our garden. Feel free to bring your plants as inspiration.
This workshop is suitable for ages 8 and up. Art supplies will be provided. Reservations are encouraged.
Support provided by the West Harlem Local Development Corporation Fund of Tides.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 923-8008

Location: Morris-Jumel Mansion (in Roger Morris Park)

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M073 Roger Morris Park 2014-04-16 2014-04-16 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.8345, -73.9385 Mon, 21 Apr 2014 11:04:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Greenbelt Easter Fest]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/16/greenbelt-easter-fest http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/16/greenbelt-easter-fest Date: April 16, 2014

The Greenbelt Easter Fest "Search for the Golden Egg" is an afternoon of free fun for the whole family. Activities will include face painting, Easter crafts, egg coloring, games, egg hunt, and much, much more. There will be a special appearance by Peter Rabbit and his friends.

For more information you may call the center at (718) 667-3545.

Pleae RSVP by April 11.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 667-3545

Location: Greenbelt Recreation Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2014-04-16 2014-04-16 4:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.5926, -74.1358 Mon, 21 Apr 2014 11:04:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Couch to 5K]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/16/shape-up-nyc-couch-to-5k http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/16/shape-up-nyc-couch-to-5k Date: April 16, 2014

A beginner program for the aspiring runner, this class will combine running, walking, and conditioning exercises to get you in shape for long distance running.

Rain or shine.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-3300

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

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2014-04-16 2014-04-16 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8344 Mon, 21 Apr 2014 11:04:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Wheelchair Basketball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/16/wheelchair-basketball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/16/wheelchair-basketball Date: April 16, 2014

Practice with the New York Rollin' Knicks! Improve your skills against some of the best. Beginner, intermediate and advanced players with disabilities are welcome.

Recreation Center membership is required to participate.

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 2014-04-16 2014-04-16 6:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.8441, -73.9188 Mon, 21 Apr 2014 11:04:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Yoga - Relax and Stretch]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/16/shape-up-nyc-yoga-relax-and-stretch http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/16/shape-up-nyc-yoga-relax-and-stretch Date: April 16, 2014

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

Yoga - Relax and Stretch is an open level class with a focus on bringing awareness to the body through core strengthening and total body flexibility.

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: McDonald Park House (in McDonald Playground)

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R034 McDonald Playground 2014-04-16 2014-04-16 7:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.6291, -74.1155 Mon, 21 Apr 2014 11:04:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/17/my-morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/17/my-morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: April 17, 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. Rain and weather / air advisory cancels. Fitness programs are cancelled if the weather is lower than 20 degrees.

For a breath of fresh air, take your workouts outdoors. After years of being a gym rat, I've seen the light, so to speak. 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 2014-04-17 2014-04-17 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.8606, -73.9338 Mon, 21 Apr 2014 11:04:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Doors To The Bronx Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/17/doors-to-the-bronx-exhibition1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/17/doors-to-the-bronx-exhibition1 Date: April 17, 2014

An art exhibition comprised of paintings made by Bronx artist Danilo Peguero. This exhibition is a celebration of the Bronx's rich architectural history. The show features some of the most interesting and glamorous doors that beautify and protect the heart of the unconquerable Bronx.

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 2014-04-17 2014-04-17 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 21 Apr 2014 11:04:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: “Get the Picture?”]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/17/art-in-the-garden-get-the-picture3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/17/art-in-the-garden-get-the-picture3 Date: April 17, 2014

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-04-17 2014-04-17 8:00 am 4:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Mon, 21 Apr 2014 11:04:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Arsenal Gallery Exhibition: STRATA]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/17/strata http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/17/strata Date: April 17, 2014

NYC Parks is pleased to present STRATA, an exhibition of prints, ceramics and collages by Marie Lorenz, Katy Fischer and Max Warsh. The artists in STRATA collect and arrange found or invented artifacts from the urban environment, including river flotsam, ceramic shards, and architectural details, through various modes of discovery. They use their collections as source material for multilayered, abstract compositions that reframe our familiar surroundings and challenge the division between man-made and organic in favor of a more seamless view of the material world. STRATA is on view in the Arsenal Gallery now through April 24, 2014.

Marie Lorenz creates large scale, collograph prints from objects she collects on her excursions through New York City’s waterways. In this new series of prints, Lorenz engages with the mysterious paths the objects have traveled by repeatedly printing the elements in ornate circular patterns, which evoke both tidal vortexes and folk art medallions.

Katy Fischer’s ceramic sculpture is reminiscent of archeological discoveries. She is inspired by the way ancient artifacts become evocatively abstract shapes once they are broken, weathered and displaced, not unlike the bits of debris deposited around the city. The shard-like fragments read as both found and made, broken and whole, abstract and representational and suggest intriguing connections and possible histories.

On his walks around the city, Max Warsh photographs architectural facades, which are used as source material for his work. For these new pieces, Warsh photographed buildings in the neighborhood that surrounds the Arsenal. He then reconfigures these found textures, grooved surfaces and cast ornamental details in his studio through cutting, painting and collage to arrive at compositions that reinvigorate our engagement with the visual language of the urban landscape.

In the work of all three artists, the fragment points to a larger more complete whole and a sense that a sum of the parts does or could exist. However each artist works to evade the reveal: we never see the whole building, the actual found object, or the unbroken pot. Rather, these fragmented compositions convey the way memory is an amalgamated fiction rather than a knowable fact.

In conjunction with STRATA , Audra Wolowiec will present the sound installation Weather Language on April 14, 2014, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the Arsenal. The sound piece will be composed of a mixture of found sounds and vocal interventions that are sensitive to both the Arsenal site and the city at large. Wolowiecs’ voice will overlap with the voices of strangers she encountered while walking through the city, creating a sound environment that is as subtle and ambiguous as the weather.

The Arsenal Gallery is dedicated to examining themes of nature, urban space, wildlife, New York City parks and park history. It is located on the third floor of the Parks Department Headquarters, in Central Park, on Fifth Avenue at 64th Street. Gallery hours are Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Admission is free. For more information on the Arsenal Gallery, please call 212-360-8163.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-04-17 2014-04-17 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52fd2ae9dd9fd.jpg Mon, 21 Apr 2014 11:04:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Stretch, Tone and Balance]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/17/shape-up-nyc-stretch-tone-and-balance http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/17/shape-up-nyc-stretch-tone-and-balance Date: April 17, 2014

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: McDonald Park House (in McDonald Playground)

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R034 McDonald Playground 2014-04-17 2014-04-17 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.6291, -74.1155 Mon, 21 Apr 2014 11:04:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/17/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/17/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: April 17, 2014

See more than 30 life-size animatronic dinosaurs, including a 40-foot long tyrannosaurus rex, on this ride through the two-acre safari at the Bronx Zoo.

Learn about the different species of dinosaurs and their habitats, discover how fossils provide insight into what life may have looked like in prehistoric times and explore how animatronics work.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-1010

Location: Bronx Zoo (in Bronx Park)

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X002 Bronx Park 2014-04-17 2014-04-17 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Mon, 21 Apr 2014 11:04:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Insect Exploration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/17/insect-exploration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/17/insect-exploration Date: April 17, 2014

The kids are out of school, now get them out of the house. Head to the park and join Urban Park Rangers free “Kids Week” programs. Immerse your kids, and yourself, in the natural world. Experience history, wildlife, birds, bugs, and more.
Ages 12 and under.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Payson Park House (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2014-04-17 2014-04-17 10:00 am 40.8673, -73.929 Mon, 21 Apr 2014 11:04:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Greenbelt Tree Tots]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/17/greenbelt-tree-tots http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/17/greenbelt-tree-tots Date: April 17, 2014

Join us for a dynamic exploration of the wonders of the forest. Through hands-on activities, observations, finger plays, games, and stories, children will become familiar with the sights and sounds of the forest.

The program will take place indoors and outdoors for 3-4 year olds and their caregivers. Registration required. Space is limited.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 10:45 am

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2014-04-17 2014-04-17 10:00 am 10:45 am 40.5884, -74.1391 Mon, 21 Apr 2014 11:04:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Insect Exploration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/17/insect-exploration2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/17/insect-exploration2 Date: April 17, 2014

The kids are out of school, now get them out of the house. Head to the park and join Urban Park Rangers free “Kids Week” programs. Immerse your kids, and yourself, in the natural world. Experience history, wildlife, birds, bugs, and more.
Ages 12 and under.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

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

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R119 Blue Heron Park 2014-04-17 2014-04-17 10:00 am 40.5309, -74.1778 Mon, 21 Apr 2014 11:04:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Culinary Kids Food Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/17/culinary-kids-food-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/17/culinary-kids-food-festival Date: April 17, 2014

As part of the New York Botanical Garden's Edible Academy initiative, join us for a family-friendly, week-long food festival celebrating the relationships among plants, farms, and your favorite foods.

Ruth Rea Howell Family Garden staff and culinary team, Growing Chefs, will be on hand offering cooking demonstrations, recipes, and hands-on activities, with plenty of live music and tasting to add to the fun.

Bring your Festival passport along as you tinker with the science of kitchen chemistry and get to the root of the foods from pickles to cheese at a variety of activity sanctions.

The daily 1 p.m. cooking demonstration will feature kid-friendly recipes and tasty sample, while local chefs will share tips and recipes.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2014-04-17 2014-04-17 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Mon, 21 Apr 2014 11:04:35 EDT
<![CDATA[The Orchid Show: Key West Contemporary]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/17/the-orchid-show-key-west-contemporary http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/17/the-orchid-show-key-west-contemporary Date: April 17, 2014

Step out of the bustling city and into the Florida Keys, where the dramatic beauty of a flourishing tropical garden is amplified by vibrant architecture to recall this particular island's charm and ambience.

The Enid A. Haupt Conservatory's sprawling glasshouse galleries are transformed into a modernist Key West estate garden inspired by a garden originally designed by award-winning landscape architect Raymond Jungles for Susan Henshaw Jones, who is President of the Museum of the City of New York, and Judge Richard K. Eaton.

Immerse yourself in an effusion of orchids blooming among still, geometric reflecting pools, soaring angular pergolas, and sleek benches.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2014-04-17 2014-04-17 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Mon, 21 Apr 2014 11:04:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Stretching, Toning, Relaxation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/17/stretching-toning-relaxation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/17/stretching-toning-relaxation Date: April 17, 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 2014-04-17 2014-04-17 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 21 Apr 2014 11:04:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Total Body Workout]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/17/shape-up-nyc-total-body-workout http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/17/shape-up-nyc-total-body-workout Date: April 17, 2014

Class will provide a total body workout, with strengthening exercises and light weight lifting. Most of the class is done seated, with modifications available for the standing portion. The center is wheelchair accessible.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-3657

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

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X044 St. James Park 2014-04-17 2014-04-17 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.8647, -73.8992 Mon, 21 Apr 2014 11:04:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Chair Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/17/chair-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/17/chair-yoga Date: April 17, 2014

Get into yoga! This session of mindful, seated exercise will convince you of the benefits of this popular practice.

People with disabilities and who are able-bodied are welcome. Recreation Center membership is required to participate.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 255-3705

Location: Chelsea Recreation Center

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M260 Chelsea Recreation Center 2014-04-17 2014-04-17 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7483, -74.0022 Mon, 21 Apr 2014 11:04:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Conversational English]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/17/conversational-english http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/17/conversational-english Date: April 17, 2014

Participants will explore different topics through conversation, to explore their English diction and comprehension.

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 2014-04-17 2014-04-17 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 21 Apr 2014 11:04:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Adaptive Track and Field]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/17/adaptive-track-and-field http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/17/adaptive-track-and-field Date: April 17, 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 2014-04-17 2014-04-17 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8441, -73.9188 Mon, 21 Apr 2014 11:04:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Blooming Naturalists]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/17/blooming-naturalists http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/17/blooming-naturalists Date: April 17, 2014

So you think you are a naturalist? Join the 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 each day!

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-04-17 2014-04-17 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5327482a3015f.png Mon, 21 Apr 2014 11:04:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: West Side Stories]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/17/central-park-tour-west-side-stories http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/17/central-park-tour-west-side-stories Date: April 17, 2014

Visit an area of the park off the beaten track for most visitors, but well-known to Upper West Siders. Route involves moderate inclines and a few stairs.

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

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

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

For the latest information or to see more dates for this tour, check 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) 772-0288

Location: 81st Street and Central Park West (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-04-17 2014-04-17 12:00 pm 1:15 pm 40.782, -73.9714 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51d70601d1d92.jpg Mon, 21 Apr 2014 11:04:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Rock Your Seat]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/17/rock-your-seat http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/17/rock-your-seat Date: April 17, 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.

Recreation Center membership is required to participate.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 667-3545

Location: Greenbelt Recreation Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2014-04-17 2014-04-17 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.5926, -74.1358 Mon, 21 Apr 2014 11:04:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Blooming Naturalists: Introduction to Bird Watching]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/17/blooming-naturalists1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/17/blooming-naturalists1 Date: April 17, 2014

So you think you are a naturalist? Join the Alliance at the Audubon Center in this Introduction to Bird Watching series. Using fun games and activities learn what makes birds so special!

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-04-17 2014-04-17 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5327482a3015f.png Mon, 21 Apr 2014 11:04:35 EDT
<![CDATA[All About Bugs]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/17/all-about-bugs http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/17/all-about-bugs Date: April 17, 2014

The kids are out of school, now get them out of the house. Head to the park and join Urban Park Rangers free “Kids Week” programs. Immerse your kids, and yourself, in the natural world. Experience history, wildlife, birds, bugs, and more.
Ages 12 and under.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 846-2731

Location: Forest Park Visitor Center (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2014-04-17 2014-04-17 1:00 pm 40.7003, -73.8548 Mon, 21 Apr 2014 11:04:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Exploration Hike]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/17/nature-exploration-hike http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/17/nature-exploration-hike Date: April 17, 2014

The kids are out of school, now get them out of the house. Head to the park and join Urban Park Rangers free “Kids Week” programs. Immerse your kids, and yourself, in the natural world. Experience history, wildlife, birds, bugs, and more.
Ages 12 and under.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 548-0912

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2014-04-17 2014-04-17 1:00 pm 40.8911, -73.894 Mon, 21 Apr 2014 11:04:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Learn To Draw]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/17/learn-to-draw http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/17/learn-to-draw Date: April 17, 2014

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-04-17 2014-04-17 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 21 Apr 2014 11:04:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature on the Go!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/17/nature-on-the-go http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/17/nature-on-the-go Date: April 17, 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: (718) 287-3400

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-04-17 2014-04-17 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51634824e03ed.jpg Mon, 21 Apr 2014 11:04:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Insect Exploration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/17/insect-exploration1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/17/insect-exploration1 Date: April 17, 2014

The kids are out of school, now get them out of the house. Head to the park and join Urban Park Rangers free “Kids Week” programs. Immerse your kids, and yourself, in the natural world. Experience history, wildlife, birds, bugs, and more.
Ages 12 and under.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-04-17 2014-04-17 2:00 pm 40.7971, -73.9515 Mon, 21 Apr 2014 11:04:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Animal Encounter]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/17/animal-encounter http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/17/animal-encounter Date: April 17, 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: (718) 287-3400

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-04-17 2014-04-17 3:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5163470fe9ca2.png Mon, 21 Apr 2014 11:04:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Volunteer with the Garden Crew]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/17/garden-crew1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/17/garden-crew1 Date: April 17, 2014

The garden crew will be meeting regularly to maintain and revitalize the ornamental and native plantings around Sherman Creek and Swindler Cove. As part of garden crew you will help redesign and plant garden beds as well as weed, water, and dead-head in existing gardens. If you want to learn more about planting, pruning, weed identification, and other horticultural techniques join the garden crew in their weekly workdays.

Please register by email.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone: (917) 291-6436

Location: Sherman Creek Park (in Sherman Creek)

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M300 Sherman Creek 2014-04-17 2014-04-17 4:00 pm 6:30 pm 40.8611, -73.918 Mon, 21 Apr 2014 11:04:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Bootcamp]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/17/shape-up-nyc-bootcamp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/17/shape-up-nyc-bootcamp Date: April 17, 2014

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

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

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: McDonald Park House (in McDonald Playground)

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R034 McDonald Playground 2014-04-17 2014-04-17 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.6291, -74.1155 Mon, 21 Apr 2014 11:04:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature at Night]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/17/nature-at-night-high-rock-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/17/nature-at-night-high-rock-park Date: April 17, 2014

When the sun goes down, many animals make their presence known. From fluttering bats and moths to calling frogs and more, hike along the edge of the wetlands in search of wildlife.

Hike is suitable for ages 8 and up with adult chaperone. Bring a flashlight or headlamp and wear insect repellent.

This program is sponsored by the Luff Fund Wildlife Series. Free program.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: 200 Nevada Avenue (in High Rock Park)

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R088 High Rock Park 2014-04-17 2014-04-17 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.5845, -74.1251 Mon, 21 Apr 2014 11:04:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Adaptive Dance]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/17/adaptive-dance http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/17/adaptive-dance Date: April 17, 2014

Body movement to dance music: reggae, hip hop, funk. Recreation Center membership is required to participate.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 234-9607

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

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M014 Jackie Robinson Park 2014-04-17 2014-04-17 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.8242, -73.9425 Mon, 21 Apr 2014 11:04:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Doors To The Bronx Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/18/doors-to-the-bronx-exhibition1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/18/doors-to-the-bronx-exhibition1 Date: April 18, 2014

An art exhibition comprised of paintings made by Bronx artist Danilo Peguero. This exhibition is a celebration of the Bronx's rich architectural history. The show features some of the most interesting and glamorous doors that beautify and protect the heart of the unconquerable Bronx.

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 2014-04-18 2014-04-18 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 21 Apr 2014 11:04:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: “Get the Picture?”]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/18/art-in-the-garden-get-the-picture3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/18/art-in-the-garden-get-the-picture3 Date: April 18, 2014

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-04-18 2014-04-18 8:00 am 4:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Mon, 21 Apr 2014 11:04:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Yoga in the Orangerie Spring Series]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/18/yoga-in-the-orangerie-spring-series http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/18/yoga-in-the-orangerie-spring-series Date: April 18, 2014

A beginner-level class also suitable for those who want to deepen their practice in a steady, mindful approach.

Taught by certified Anusara® yoga teacher Ann Casapini in a serene, sunlit space.

Ten classes. Class size limited to 12. Registration and pre-payment required.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:15 am

Contact phone: (718) 885-1461

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2014-04-18 2014-04-18 9:00 am 10:15 am 40.8705, -73.8109 Mon, 21 Apr 2014 11:04:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Arsenal Gallery Exhibition: STRATA]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/18/strata http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/18/strata Date: April 18, 2014

NYC Parks is pleased to present STRATA, an exhibition of prints, ceramics and collages by Marie Lorenz, Katy Fischer and Max Warsh. The artists in STRATA collect and arrange found or invented artifacts from the urban environment, including river flotsam, ceramic shards, and architectural details, through various modes of discovery. They use their collections as source material for multilayered, abstract compositions that reframe our familiar surroundings and challenge the division between man-made and organic in favor of a more seamless view of the material world. STRATA is on view in the Arsenal Gallery now through April 24, 2014.

Marie Lorenz creates large scale, collograph prints from objects she collects on her excursions through New York City’s waterways. In this new series of prints, Lorenz engages with the mysterious paths the objects have traveled by repeatedly printing the elements in ornate circular patterns, which evoke both tidal vortexes and folk art medallions.

Katy Fischer’s ceramic sculpture is reminiscent of archeological discoveries. She is inspired by the way ancient artifacts become evocatively abstract shapes once they are broken, weathered and displaced, not unlike the bits of debris deposited around the city. The shard-like fragments read as both found and made, broken and whole, abstract and representational and suggest intriguing connections and possible histories.

On his walks around the city, Max Warsh photographs architectural facades, which are used as source material for his work. For these new pieces, Warsh photographed buildings in the neighborhood that surrounds the Arsenal. He then reconfigures these found textures, grooved surfaces and cast ornamental details in his studio through cutting, painting and collage to arrive at compositions that reinvigorate our engagement with the visual language of the urban landscape.

In the work of all three artists, the fragment points to a larger more complete whole and a sense that a sum of the parts does or could exist. However each artist works to evade the reveal: we never see the whole building, the actual found object, or the unbroken pot. Rather, these fragmented compositions convey the way memory is an amalgamated fiction rather than a knowable fact.

In conjunction with STRATA , Audra Wolowiec will present the sound installation Weather Language on April 14, 2014, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the Arsenal. The sound piece will be composed of a mixture of found sounds and vocal interventions that are sensitive to both the Arsenal site and the city at large. Wolowiecs’ voice will overlap with the voices of strangers she encountered while walking through the city, creating a sound environment that is as subtle and ambiguous as the weather.

The Arsenal Gallery is dedicated to examining themes of nature, urban space, wildlife, New York City parks and park history. It is located on the third floor of the Parks Department Headquarters, in Central Park, on Fifth Avenue at 64th Street. Gallery hours are Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Admission is free. For more information on the Arsenal Gallery, please call 212-360-8163.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-04-18 2014-04-18 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52fd2ae9dd9fd.jpg Mon, 21 Apr 2014 11:04:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/18/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/18/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: April 18, 2014

See more than 30 life-size animatronic dinosaurs, including a 40-foot long tyrannosaurus rex, on this ride through the two-acre safari at the Bronx Zoo.

Learn about the different species of dinosaurs and their habitats, discover how fossils provide insight into what life may have looked like in prehistoric times and explore how animatronics work.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-1010

Location: Bronx Zoo (in Bronx Park)

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X002 Bronx Park 2014-04-18 2014-04-18 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Mon, 21 Apr 2014 11:04:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Raptors]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/18/raptors http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/18/raptors Date: April 18, 2014

The kids are out of school, now get them out of the house. Head to the park and join Urban Park Rangers free “Kids Week” programs. Immerse your kids, and yourself, in the natural world. Experience history, wildlife, birds, bugs, and more.
Ages 12 and under.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Payson Park House (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2014-04-18 2014-04-18 10:00 am 40.8673, -73.929 Mon, 21 Apr 2014 11:04:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Culinary Kids Food Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/18/culinary-kids-food-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/18/culinary-kids-food-festival Date: April 18, 2014

As part of the New York Botanical Garden's Edible Academy initiative, join us for a family-friendly, week-long food festival celebrating the relationships among plants, farms, and your favorite foods.

Ruth Rea Howell Family Garden staff and culinary team, Growing Chefs, will be on hand offering cooking demonstrations, recipes, and hands-on activities, with plenty of live music and tasting to add to the fun.

Bring your Festival passport along as you tinker with the science of kitchen chemistry and get to the root of the foods from pickles to cheese at a variety of activity sanctions.

The daily 1 p.m. cooking demonstration will feature kid-friendly recipes and tasty sample, while local chefs will share tips and recipes.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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<![CDATA[The Orchid Show: Key West Contemporary]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/18/the-orchid-show-key-west-contemporary http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/18/the-orchid-show-key-west-contemporary Date: April 18, 2014

Step out of the bustling city and into the Florida Keys, where the dramatic beauty of a flourishing tropical garden is amplified by vibrant architecture to recall this particular island's charm and ambience.

The Enid A. Haupt Conservatory's sprawling glasshouse galleries are transformed into a modernist Key West estate garden inspired by a garden originally designed by award-winning landscape architect Raymond Jungles for Susan Henshaw Jones, who is President of the Museum of the City of New York, and Judge Richard K. Eaton.

Immerse yourself in an effusion of orchids blooming among still, geometric reflecting pools, soaring angular pergolas, and sleek benches.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2014-04-18 2014-04-18 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Mon, 21 Apr 2014 11:04:35 EDT
<![CDATA[English Reading For Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/18/english-reading-for-adults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/18/english-reading-for-adults Date: April 18, 2014

This class is for individuals who speak English. Class will focus on strategies improve reading, diction and writing.

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 2014-04-18 2014-04-18 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 21 Apr 2014 11:04:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Sit Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/18/sit-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/18/sit-aerobics Date: April 18, 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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2014-04-18 2014-04-18 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.6735, -73.9348 Mon, 21 Apr 2014 11:04:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Easter Egg Hunt]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/18/easter-egg-hunt http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/18/easter-egg-hunt Date: April 18, 2014

Join The Historic Tappen Park Community Partnership's first annual Easter Egg Hunt.

Enjoy face painting, games, and more!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Tappen Park

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R028 Tappen Park 2014-04-18 2014-04-18 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.6268, -74.0769 Mon, 21 Apr 2014 11:04:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Adaptive Fitness]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/18/adaptive-fitness http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/18/adaptive-fitness Date: April 18, 2014

Take this Recreation Center class to feel leaner and stronger! The program is specifically for people with disabilities or limited mobility.

Recreation Center membership is required.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 255-3705

Location: Chelsea Recreation Center

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M260 Chelsea Recreation Center 2014-04-18 2014-04-18 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7483, -74.0022 Mon, 21 Apr 2014 11:04:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Blooming Naturalists]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/18/blooming-naturalists http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/18/blooming-naturalists Date: April 18, 2014

So you think you are a naturalist? Join the 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 each day!

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-04-18 2014-04-18 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5327482a3015f.png Mon, 21 Apr 2014 11:04:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/18/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/18/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park Date: April 18, 2014

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

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

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

For the latest information or to see more dates for this tour, check 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 2014-04-18 2014-04-18 12:00 pm 1:30 pm 40.7725, -73.967 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53063c99b6a83.jpg Mon, 21 Apr 2014 11:04:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Pilates]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/18/shape-up-nyc-pilates http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/18/shape-up-nyc-pilates Date: April 18, 2014

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-04-18 2014-04-18 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/528134f69ac11.jpg Mon, 21 Apr 2014 11:04:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Blooming Naturalists: Introduction to Bird Watching]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/18/blooming-naturalists1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/18/blooming-naturalists1 Date: April 18, 2014

So you think you are a naturalist? Join the Alliance at the Audubon Center in this Introduction to Bird Watching series. Using fun games and activities learn what makes birds so special!

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-04-18 2014-04-18 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5327482a3015f.png Mon, 21 Apr 2014 11:04:35 EDT