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 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 11:45:25 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[Nature Photography: Winter Landscapes]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/08/nature-photography-winter-landscapes http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/08/nature-photography-winter-landscapes Date: February 8, 2014

Our Urban Park Ranger Nature Art and Photography programs allow you to interpret the natural world through artistic expression, while learning about the local environment. All photography programs are for digital cameras and you must provide your own camera. DSLR camera preferred, but all cameras are welcome.

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 2014-02-08 2014-02-08 1:00 pm 40.6047, -73.9298 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 07:45:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Recycle-To-Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/08/recycletoart http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/08/recycletoart Date: February 8, 2014

Participants will have fun creating arts and crafts projects using different discarded everyday materials, turning them into new beautiful items. (All Ages)

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 2014-02-08 2014-02-08 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 07:45:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Victorian Valentine Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/08/victorian-valentine-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/08/victorian-valentine-workshop Date: February 8, 2014

Show that you care—not with a boring, store-bought card, but with a handmade, full-of-charm, sure-to-woo original creation. Learn about the history of valentines and the use of printed “scraps” used to make them in the 19th century while you craft your own memorable card. A fun workshop for the whole family! Registration required at (718) 885-1461 or info@bpmm.org.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 885-1461

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2014-02-08 2014-02-08 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.8705, -73.8109 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 07:45:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Dance and Fitness Infusion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/08/shape-up-nyc-dance-fitness-infusion http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/08/shape-up-nyc-dance-fitness-infusion Date: February 8, 2014

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

Dance and Fitness Infusion fuses the art of dance and exercise.

The workout is composed of different movements of dance and exercising techniques infused to strengthen abdominals, get rid of loss fat on triceps and biceps, and tighten muscles.

Exercises may include: different types crunches, leg raises, planks, and different styles of dance such as reggaeton, pop, and 80's music.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: McDonald Park House (in McDonald Playground)

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R034 McDonald Playground 2014-02-08 2014-02-08 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.6291, -74.1155 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 07:45:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids Enjoy Exercise Now (KEEN)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/08/kids-enjoy-exercise-now-keen http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/08/kids-enjoy-exercise-now-keen Date: February 8, 2014

Kids Enjoy Exercise Now (KEEN) is a recreational program that provides one-on-one activities for children and young adults with developmental and physical disabilities.

Children should enroll through NY Cares, and must be Recreation Center members. Please call the Recreation Center 54 at (212) 754-5411 for more information about how to enroll.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:45 pm

Contact phone: (212) 754-5411

Location: Recreation Center Fifty-four (in Recreation Center 54)

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M130 Recreation Center 54 2014-02-08 2014-02-08 1:00 pm 3:45 pm 40.7565, -73.9651 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 07:45:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Community Conversations for Kids: I Could Do That! Esther Morris Gets Women the Vote]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/08/community-conversations-for-kids-democracy http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/08/community-conversations-for-kids-democracy Date: February 8, 2014

In another New York Council for the Humanities’ Conversations with Kids program, this time focusing on the topic of democracy, we will read and discuss the book I Could Do That! Esther Morris Gets Women the Vote by Linda Arms White. In this story, six-year-old Esther Morris learns early on that she can do anything if she puts her mind to; this story shows how one girl’s courage drive her through a life filled with challenges until, in 1869, she wins the vote for women in Wyoming Territory – the first time ever in the United States!

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 939-0647 x17

Location: Kingsland Homestead

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2014-02-08 2014-02-08 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.7637, -73.824 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52cb0376ddff4.jpg Fri, 18 Apr 2014 07:45:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Cross-Park Promenade]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/08/central-park-tour-crosspark-promenade http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/08/central-park-tour-crosspark-promenade Date: February 8, 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.

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

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

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

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

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M010 Central Park 2014-02-08 2014-02-08 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.7725, -73.967 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52a0f6c69c8bb.jpg Fri, 18 Apr 2014 07:45:25 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: New York Turtles Meet and Greet]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/08/new-york-turtles-meet-and-greet http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/08/new-york-turtles-meet-and-greet Date: February 8, 2014

Please note: this event has been rescheduled for Saturday, March 1st in order to protect the turtles. Join us in two weeks inside the Payson Park House at 2:00 p.m. when, with better weather, the turtles will have a safe journey.

Bring the whole family to meet the turtles of New York with Lorri Cramer, N.Y. State Licensed Wildlife Rehabilitator and Turtle Specialist.
Lorri will be joined by some of her shelled friends as she speaks about what makes turtles so special and what you can do to help them.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Payson Park House (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2014-02-08 2014-02-08 2:00 pm 3:15 pm 40.8674, -73.929 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 07:45:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Anne Northup: Slavery and the Birth of American Cuisine]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/08/anne-northup-slavery-and-the-birth-of-american-cuisine http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/08/anne-northup-slavery-and-the-birth-of-american-cuisine Date: February 8, 2014

In conjunction with the Oscar-Nominated movie “12 Years A Slave,” learn about the untold story of Solomon Northup’s wife, Anne.

Annean innovator in American cuisinewas an ambitious, independent free African-American woman in 19th century New York.

Historian Greg Washington will lead a tour of the mansion and the local neighborhood as Anne would have experienced them in the 1840's. Professor Jane Lancaster will discuss the relationship of Anne Northup and Eliza Jumel in Saratoga Springs and New York. Finally, food historian, Tonya Hopkins, will recreate some of Anne Northup's recipes for a three-course formal dinner, while leading a conversation about Anne's life and career.

This program is sponsored by the New York Council for the Humanities, a state-affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 923-8008

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

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M073 Roger Morris Park 2014-02-08 2014-02-08 2:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.8345, -73.9385 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52f3bb0e589c8.jpg Fri, 18 Apr 2014 07:45:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Tavern Concerts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/08/tavern-concerts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/08/tavern-concerts Date: February 8, 2014

It's Tavern time!

Sit back and listen to some of the best folk and acoustic songwriters and musicians in the country, in a room known for its acoustic warmth.

There will be warm fires and lots of laughter!

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 351-1611 x281

Location: Historic Richmond Town

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2014-02-08 2014-02-08 6:00 pm 40.5698, -74.1448 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 07:45:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Hearts & All That Jazz]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/08/hearts-all-that-jazz http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/08/hearts-all-that-jazz Date: February 8, 2014

The Conference House Cabaret presents an enchanted evening of live music, small bites, sweet delights, and liquid refreshments from 8 p.m. - 10 p.m. on Saturday, February 8th at the Conference House, 7455 Hylan Boulevard, Staten Island, NY 10307.

Tickets are $30 per person, payable by check or credit card.

Reservations must be made by February 4th by calling (718) 984-6046, (718) 984-1073 or emailing ConferenceHouseEvents@gmail.com.

We have limited space for this event so reserve now before you miss out!

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 984-6046

Location: Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2014-02-08 2014-02-08 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.502, -74.2514 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 07:45:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Mad. Sq. Art 2013: Giuseppe Penone: "Ideas of Stone (Idee di pietra)"]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/09/mad-sq-art-2013-l-giuseppe-penone-ideas-of-stone-idee-di-pietra http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/09/mad-sq-art-2013-l-giuseppe-penone-ideas-of-stone-idee-di-pietra Date: February 9, 2014

New York—Madison Square Park Conservancy’s Mad. Sq. Art announces a new sculptural installation for fall 2013 by renowned Italian artist Giuseppe Penone, consisting of three monumental, 30-foot tall bronze trees. Ideas of Stone, featuring Penone’s signature manipulation of the trees’ natural forms, will interact with Madison Square Park’s lush landscape to highlight the relationships amongst man, sculpture and nature. The installation will remain on view daily from September 26, 2013 through February 9, 2014 in Madison Square Park.

Throughout his 40-year career, Penone has employed natural materials and forms in an exploration of the contrasting and fundamental relationships between man and nature. Penone was a member of the Italian Arte Povera movement, which was comprised of artists who sought to dissolve divisions between art and life by using commonplace subjects and materials in their work. Trees as living sculpture is a recurring theme for Penone. He often manipulates these natural forms by twisting, deconstructing, hollowing, and uprooting the organic figures. He incorporates traces of fingerprints, nails, wires, carvings, and precariously placed boulders as remnant evidence of the sculptures’ manmade composition and the effect of human interaction with the natural world. Penone addresses concepts of weight, balance, and scale, while merging the manmade and the organic.

President of the Madison Square Park Conservancy, Debbie Landau comments: “With this, the Park’s twenty-sixth exhibition of outdoor sculpture, we are honored to present Giuseppe Penone, an esteemed artist of international stature. Penone’s work may be best-known to European audiences, and the opportunity to display his towering bronze trees in New York is a tribute to his unique vision which complements the natural environment of the Park’s foliage as the seasons transition from fall to winter.”

Artist Giuseppe Penone states: “It is with great anticipation that I have planned for the exhibition of my work in Madison Square Park. A tree summarizes in an exemplary way the contrast between two forces: the force of gravity and the weight of life we are part of. The need and the search for balance, which exists in every living being to counteract the force of gravity, is evident in every step and in every small action of our lives. It is a river stone that appears amid the branches of a tree. A stone suspended amid the branches of a tree, separated from the soil by a structure that is not land and is not air, a stone that lies between the force of gravity and the force of the attraction of light.”

- See more at: http://www.madisonsquarepark.org/things-to-do/calendar/mad-sq-art-giuseppe-penone#sthash.lBVaxX5M.dpuf

New York—Madison Square Park Conservancy’s Mad. Sq. Art announces a new sculptural installation for fall 2013 by renowned Italian artist Giuseppe Penone, consisting of three monumental, 30-foot tall bronze trees. Ideas of Stone, featuring Penone’s signature manipulation of the trees’ natural forms, will interact with Madison Square Park’s lush landscape to highlight the relationships amongst man, sculpture and nature. The installation will remain on view daily from September 26, 2013 through February 9, 2014 in Madison Square Park.

Throughout his 40-year career, Penone has employed natural materials and forms in an exploration of the contrasting and fundamental relationships between man and nature. Penone was a member of the Italian Arte Povera movement, which was comprised of artists who sought to dissolve divisions between art and life by using commonplace subjects and materials in their work. Trees as living sculpture is a recurring theme for Penone. He often manipulates these natural forms by twisting, deconstructing, hollowing, and uprooting the organic figures. He incorporates traces of fingerprints, nails, wires, carvings, and precariously placed boulders as remnant evidence of the sculptures’ manmade composition and the effect of human interaction with the natural world. Penone addresses concepts of weight, balance, and scale, while merging the manmade and the organic.

President of the Madison Square Park Conservancy, Debbie Landau comments: “With this, the Park’s twenty-sixth exhibition of outdoor sculpture, we are honored to present Giuseppe Penone, an esteemed artist of international stature. Penone’s work may be best-known to European audiences, and the opportunity to display his towering bronze trees in New York is a tribute to his unique vision which complements the natural environment of the Park’s foliage as the seasons transition from fall to winter.”

Artist Giuseppe Penone states: “It is with great anticipation that I have planned for the exhibition of my work in Madison Square Park. A tree summarizes in an exemplary way the contrast between two forces: the force of gravity and the weight of life we are part of. The need and the search for balance, which exists in every living being to counteract the force of gravity, is evident in every step and in every small action of our lives. It is a river stone that appears amid the branches of a tree. A stone suspended amid the branches of a tree, separated from the soil by a structure that is not land and is not air, a stone that lies between the force of gravity and the force of the attraction of light.”

- See more at: http://www.madisonsquarepark.org/things-to-do/calendar/mad-sq-art-giuseppe-penone#sthash.lBVaxX5M.dpufdfdf

New York—Madison Square Park Conservancy’s Mad. Sq. Art announces a new sculptural installation for fall 2013 by renowned Italian artist Giuseppe Penone, consisting of three monumental, 30-foot tall bronze trees. Ideas of Stone, featuring Penone’s signature manipulation of the trees’ natural forms, will interact with Madison Square Park’s lush landscape to highlight the relationships amongst man, sculpture and nature. The installation will remain on view daily from September 26, 2013 through February 9, 2014 in Madison Square Park.

Throughout his 40-year career, Penone has employed natural materials and forms in an exploration of the contrasting and fundamental relationships between man and nature. Penone was a member of the Italian Arte Povera movement, which was comprised of artists who sought to dissolve divisions between art and life by using commonplace subjects and materials in their work. Trees as living sculpture is a recurring theme for Penone. He often manipulates these natural forms by twisting, deconstructing, hollowing, and uprooting the organic figures. He incorporates traces of fingerprints, nails, wires, carvings, and precariously placed boulders as remnant evidence of the sculptures’ manmade composition and the effect of human interaction with the natural world. Penone addresses concepts of weight, balance, and scale, while merging the manmade and the organic.

President of the Madison Square Park Conservancy, Debbie Landau comments: “With this, the Park’s twenty-sixth exhibition of outdoor sculpture, we are honored to present Giuseppe Penone, an esteemed artist of international stature. Penone’s work may be best-known to European audiences, and the opportunity to display his towering bronze trees in New York is a tribute to his unique vision which complements the natural environment of the Park’s foliage as the seasons transition from fall to winter.”

Artist Giuseppe Penone states: “It is with great anticipation that I have planned for the exhibition of my work in Madison Square Park. A tree summarizes in an exemplary way the contrast between two forces: the force of gravity and the weight of life we are part of. The need and the search for balance, which exists in every living being to counteract the force of gravity, is evident in every step and in every small action of our lives. It is a river stone that appears amid the branches of a tree. A stone suspended amid the branches of a tree, separated from the soil by a structure that is not land and is not air, a stone that lies between the force of gravity and the force of the attraction of light.”

- See more at: http://www.madisonsquarepark.org/things-to-do/calendar/mad-sq-art-giuseppe-penone#sthash.lBVaxX5M.dpuf

New York—Madison Square Park Conservancy’s Mad. Sq. Art announces a new sculptural installation for fall 2013 by renowned Italian artist Giuseppe Penone, consisting of three monumental, 30-foot tall bronze trees. Ideas of Stone, featuring Penone’s signature manipulation of the trees’ natural forms, will interact with Madison Square Park’s lush landscape to highlight the relationships amongst man, sculpture and nature. The installation will remain on view daily from September 26, 2013 through February 9, 2014 in Madison Square Park.

Throughout his 40-year career, Penone has employed natural materials and forms in an exploration of the contrasting and fundamental relationships between man and nature. Penone was a member of the Italian Arte Povera movement, which was comprised of artists who sought to dissolve divisions between art and life by using commonplace subjects and materials in their work. Trees as living sculpture is a recurring theme for Penone. He often manipulates these natural forms by twisting, deconstructing, hollowing, and uprooting the organic figures. He incorporates traces of fingerprints, nails, wires, carvings, and precariously placed boulders as remnant evidence of the sculptures’ manmade composition and the effect of human interaction with the natural world. Penone addresses concepts of weight, balance, and scale, while merging the manmade and the organic.

President of the Madison Square Park Conservancy, Debbie Landau comments: “With this, the Park’s twenty-sixth exhibition of outdoor sculpture, we are honored to present Giuseppe Penone, an esteemed artist of international stature. Penone’s work may be best-known to European audiences, and the opportunity to display his towering bronze trees in New York is a tribute to his unique vision which complements the natural environment of the Park’s foliage as the seasons transition from fall to winter.”

Artist Giuseppe Penone states: “It is with great anticipation that I have planned for the exhibition of my work in Madison Square Park. A tree summarizes in an exemplary way the contrast between two forces: the force of gravity and the weight of life we are part of. The need and the search for balance, which exists in every living being to counteract the force of gravity, is evident in every step and in every small action of our lives. It is a river stone that appears amid the branches of a tree. A stone suspended amid the branches of a tree, separated from the soil by a structure that is not land and is not air, a stone that lies between the force of gravity and the force of the attraction of light.”

- See more at: http://www.madisonsquarepark.org/things-to-do/calendar/mad-sq-art-giuseppe-penone#sthash.lBVaxX5M.dpuf

Madison Square Park Conservancy’s Mad. Sq. Art's sculptural installation for fall 2013 is by renowned Italian artist Giuseppe Penone and consists of three monumental, 30-foot tall bronze trees. Ideas of Stone (Idee di pietra), featuring Penone’s signature manipulation of the trees’ natural forms, will interact with Madison Square Park’s lush landscape to highlight the relationships amongst man, sculpture and nature. The installation will remain on view daily from September 26, 2013 through February 9, 2014 in Madison Square Park.

Throughout his 40-year career, Penone has employed natural materials and forms in an exploration of the contrasting and fundamental relationships between man and nature. Penone was a member of the Italian Arte Povera movement, which was comprised of artists who sought to dissolve divisions between art and life by using commonplace subjects and materials in their work. Trees as living sculpture is a recurring theme for Penone. He often manipulates these natural forms by twisting, deconstructing, hollowing, and uprooting the organic figures. He incorporates traces of fingerprints, nails, wires, carvings, and precariously placed boulders as remnant evidence of the sculptures’ manmade composition and the effect of human interaction with the natural world. Penone addresses concepts of weight, balance, and scale, while merging the manmade and the organic.

Start time: 6:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Oval Lawn (in Madison Square Park)

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M052 Madison Square Park 2014-02-09 2014-02-09 6:00 am 40.7417, -73.988 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 07:45:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: “Get the Picture?”]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/09/art-in-the-garden-get-the-picture3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/09/art-in-the-garden-get-the-picture3 Date: February 9, 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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<![CDATA[Whimsical Winter Wonderland exhibit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/09/whimsical-winter-wonderland-exhibit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/09/whimsical-winter-wonderland-exhibit Date: February 9, 2014

Sixteen emerging and established artists interpret a Whimsical Winter Wonderland.

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

Curated by Lucy Aponte and Laura Alvarez.

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

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-02-09 2014-02-09 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/529f4213e26e9.jpg Fri, 18 Apr 2014 07:45:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Close: A Journey in Scotland at The New York Botanical Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/09/close-a-journey-in-scotland-at-the-new-york-botanical-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/09/close-a-journey-in-scotland-at-the-new-york-botanical-garden Date: February 9, 2014

The word "close" is a traditional Scottish word that describes a landscape so inspirational that heaven seems closer to Earth in that place.

In 2004 when landscape photographer and journalist Allan Pollok-Morris learned that Little Sparta, a garden designed by Ian Hamilton Finlay, had been named the most important work of art in Scotland, he was inspired to travel throughout his home country in search of new works in landscape design and land art.

This exhibition documents Pollok-Morris's journey and celebrates the creations of many notable contemporary designers and artists working in the Scottish landscape. Through his documentary-style photographs, Pollok-Morris aims to capture "everyday" images of these landscapes from the point of view of those who envisioned and created them. The exhibition uses examples from all corners of the country to celebrate the important role of gardens and land art in international arts and culture.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 817-8700

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2014-02-09 2014-02-09 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 07:45:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Valentine's Day 5K]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/09/valentines-day-5k http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/09/valentines-day-5k Date: February 9, 2014

Join Brooklyn Road Runners Club for their traditional V-Day 5K in Prospect Park. Trophies will be awarded by age group. Couples can compete for a gift certificate to one of Park Slope's romantic restaurants. Registration is required. Register online.

A portion of the proceeds will be donated to The Wounded Warrior Project.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Bartel-Pritchard Square

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B003 Bartel-Pritchard Square 2014-02-09 2014-02-09 10:00 am 40.661, -73.9799 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 07:45:25 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/09/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/09/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour Date: February 9, 2014

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

Travel from Grand Army Plaza, past the Pond and Gapstow Bridge, and stop at the Dairy on this trip through the southern Park highlights.

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

Tour dates and times are subject to change without notice.

Note: Groups of seven or more must schedule a custom tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org or (212) 360-2726.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 12:45 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

Location: William Tecumseh Sherman Statue (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-02-09 2014-02-09 12:00 pm 12:45 pm 40.7646, -73.9731 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52a0f1200485b.jpg Fri, 18 Apr 2014 07:45:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Exploration: Prospect Park Hike]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/09/nature-exploration-prospect-park-hike-light http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/09/nature-exploration-prospect-park-hike-light Date: February 9, 2014

Our Urban Park Ranger hiking guides will introduce you to the hidden gems of New York City and places often off limits to the general public. On our hikes, you may explore nature, discover our City’s rich history and diverse culture, or just unplug from the world to clear your head. On this light paced hike discover the history of Prospect Park and discover the rich biodiversity of Brooklyn. We recommend wearing comfortable shoes or boots, and packing water and a light snack.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Prospect Park Picnic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-02-09 2014-02-09 1:00 pm 40.6674, -73.9726 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 07:45:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Nature Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/09/family-nature-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/09/family-nature-crafts Date: February 9, 2014

Urban Park Rangers are role models who encourage children to let their imaginations run wild in a safe, supportive atmosphere. Today we are making nature crafts to help us learn about our environment. All supplies provided.

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 2014-02-09 2014-02-09 1:00 pm 40.837, -73.8934 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 07:45:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Storytelling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/09/storytelling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/09/storytelling Date: February 9, 2014

Urban Park Rangers are role models who encourage children to let their imaginations run wild in a safe, supportive atmosphere. Join us as we share classic stories about nature, animals, and our environment.

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 2014-02-09 2014-02-09 1:00 pm 40.5309, -74.1778 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 07:45:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Emergency Preparedness: Extreme Weather]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/09/emergency-preparedness-extreme-weather http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/09/emergency-preparedness-extreme-weather Date: February 9, 2014

What would you do if you found yourself lost in the woods? Do you know how to build your own shelter, or start a fire without matches? What would you eat and where would you find water? Do you have what it takes to survive in the wild? Our Urban Park Rangers are skilled in the techniques of wilderness survival and emergency preparedness. On these fun, family friendly programs you will learn tips and tricks that will enhance your knowledge of the natural world, and might just save your life. Whether you are preparing for an extended journey through the woods or just want to be more prepared for any situation, a wilderness survival program is perfect for you. Emergency Preparedness provides families and individuals with helpful information on how to be ready when an emergency situation arises.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Cunningham Park Parking Lot (in Cunningham Park)

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Q021 Cunningham Park 2014-02-09 2014-02-09 1:00 pm 40.7309, -73.774 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 07:45:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Wave Hill Garden Lecture: Beatrix Farrand and the Garden at Bellefield]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/09/wave-hill-garden-lecture-beatrix-farrand-and-the-garden-at-bellefield http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/09/wave-hill-garden-lecture-beatrix-farrand-and-the-garden-at-bellefield Date: February 9, 2014

Beatrix Farrand was one of America’s most revered early landscape architects and a pioneer of innovative design during the first half of the 20th century. Very few of her gardens remain intact, but one of her existing gems is right here in the Hudson Valley. Anne Cleves Symmes, Horticulturist for the Beatrix Farrand Garden Association, describes the two-decade-long process of restoring Bellefield, Farrand’s secret garden in Hyde Park, NY. The formal garden has been fully restored to its former glory and plans are underway to recreate the surrounding Wild Garden with its informal layout of trees, shrubs and flowering bulbs.

Registration recommended, online at www.wavehill.org, onsite at the Perkins Visitor Center or by calling (718) 549-3200 x251.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200 x251

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2014-02-09 2014-02-09 1:00 pm 40.8976, -73.9113 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 07:45:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Screening of Doin' It in the Park: Pick-Up Basketball, NYC with Director Bobbito Garcia]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/09/arts-culture-fun-screening-of-doin-it-in-the-park-pickup-basketball-nyc3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/09/arts-culture-fun-screening-of-doin-it-in-the-park-pickup-basketball-nyc3 Date: February 9, 2014

Come see the movie Complex Magazine calls, "One of the greatest sports documentaries of all-time."

Doin’ It In The Park: Pick-Up Basketball, NYC is directed by Bobbito Garcia and Kevin Couliau. It explores the history, culture, and social impact of New York’s summer b-ball scene, widely recognized as the worldwide mecca of the sport.

Bonus: Meet the film's director, Bobbito Garcia!

Warning: This film contains strong language.

Space is limited. RSVP to bk.artsculturefun@parks.nyc.gov or (718) 771-2787.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 771-2787

Location: St. Johns Recreation Center

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2014-02-09 2014-02-09 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.6735, -73.9348 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52bca4225806a.JPG Fri, 18 Apr 2014 07:45:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Wave Hill Garden & Conservatory Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/09/garden-conservatory-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/09/garden-conservatory-highlights-walk Date: February 9, 2014

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2014-02-09 2014-02-09 2:00 pm 40.8991, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52c5daf628e99.jpg Fri, 18 Apr 2014 07:45:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: “Get the Picture?”]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/10/art-in-the-garden-get-the-picture3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/10/art-in-the-garden-get-the-picture3 Date: February 10, 2014

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-02-10 2014-02-10 8:00 am 4:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 07:45:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Whimsical Winter Wonderland exhibit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/10/whimsical-winter-wonderland-exhibit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/10/whimsical-winter-wonderland-exhibit Date: February 10, 2014

Sixteen emerging and established artists interpret a Whimsical Winter Wonderland.

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

Curated by Lucy Aponte and Laura Alvarez.

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

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-02-10 2014-02-10 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/529f4213e26e9.jpg Fri, 18 Apr 2014 07:45:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Arsenal Gallery Black History Month Exhibition: The March]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/10/arsenal-gallery-exhibtion-the-march1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/10/arsenal-gallery-exhibtion-the-march1 Date: February 10, 2014

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

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

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

Admission is free, closed on holidays.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-02-10 2014-02-10 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 07:45:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Chair Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/10/shape-up-nyc-chair-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/10/shape-up-nyc-chair-aerobics Date: February 10, 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 2014-02-10 2014-02-10 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.8108, -73.9147 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 07:45:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/10/shape-up-nyc-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/10/shape-up-nyc-aerobics Date: February 10, 2014

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

Aerobics class is a moderate, heart-pumping workout to help burn calories and improve heart health.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: McDonald Park House (in McDonald Playground)

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R034 McDonald Playground 2014-02-10 2014-02-10 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.6291, -74.1155 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 07:45:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Chair Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/10/chair-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/10/chair-yoga Date: February 10, 2014

Chair yoga is a gentle form of yoga that can be practiced while sitting or standing using a chair for support. A low impact class, it focuses on strengthening the body's inner core through slow movements, concentrating and breathing. 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: (212) 447-2020

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

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M164 Asser Levy Playground 2014-02-10 2014-02-10 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7361, -73.9757 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 07:45:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Chair Toning]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/10/shape-up-nyc-chair-toning http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/10/shape-up-nyc-chair-toning Date: February 10, 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 2014-02-10 2014-02-10 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.8108, -73.9147 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 07:45:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Tax Preparation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/10/free-tax-preparation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/10/free-tax-preparation Date: February 10, 2014

Get free tax preparation help at Owen Dolen Recreation Center, sponsored by AARP.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 829-0156

Location: Owen Dolen Golden Age Center (in Owen F. Dolen Park)

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X016 Owen F. Dolen Park 2014-02-10 2014-02-10 10:30 am 2:30 pm 40.8406, -73.8428 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 07:45:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Cooking with the Pampered Chef]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/10/the-pampered-chef http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/10/the-pampered-chef Date: February 10, 2014

Jeanne Englert from the Pampered Chef will demonstrate how to cook fun and fabulous food using the Pampered Chef cookware.

Tastings provided!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 667-3545

Location: Greenbelt Recreation Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2014-02-10 2014-02-10 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.5926, -74.1358 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 07:45:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Monday Movement]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/10/monday-movement http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/10/monday-movement Date: February 10, 2014

Get the week started off right in this low-impact, chair aerobics class. Perfect for seniors or those with limited mobility. Open to adults and seniors.

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 485-4633

Location: Brownsville Recreation Center (in Brownsville Playground)

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B270 Brownsville Playground 2014-02-10 2014-02-10 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.6566, -73.902 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 07:45:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: West Side Stories]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/10/central-park-tour-west-side-stories http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/10/central-park-tour-west-side-stories Date: February 10, 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 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) 772-0288

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

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M010 Central Park 2014-02-10 2014-02-10 12:00 pm 1:15 pm 40.782, -73.9714 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51d70601d1d92.jpg Fri, 18 Apr 2014 07:45:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Beginner Hockey Clinic (Registration Full)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/10/beginner-hockey-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/10/beginner-hockey-clinic Date: February 10, 2014

Improve your game with skating and puck control drills as well as scrimmage play, all in an encouraging environment.

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

Ages 6 – 9. Space is limited; advance registration required.

Please note: Registration is full.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 348-4867

Location: Lasker Pool & Rink (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-02-10 2014-02-10 4:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.7964, -73.9547 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 07:45:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Kettlebell, Core and Conditioning]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/10/shape-up-nyc-kettlebell-core-and-conditioning http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/10/shape-up-nyc-kettlebell-core-and-conditioning Date: February 10, 2014

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

Kettlebell, Core and Conditioning is a strength and conditioning class that will elevate your heart rate, build muscle, increase flexibility and burn fat.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: McDonald Park House (in McDonald Playground)

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R034 McDonald Playground 2014-02-10 2014-02-10 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.6291, -74.1155 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 07:45:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC's Couch to 5K: Group Run]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/10/shape-up-nycs-couch-to-5k-group-run http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/10/shape-up-nycs-couch-to-5k-group-run Date: February 10, 2014

Join us for our new running group in Prospect Park on Mondays! The class will combine group running, walking, and conditioning exercises to get you in shape for long distance running. The class will be held outdoors, rain or shine. Everyone will meet on the porch of Lefferts Historic House in Prospect Park at 7:00 p.m.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-02-10 2014-02-10 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.6643, -73.9639 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52d4140b7303f.jpg Fri, 18 Apr 2014 07:45:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Body Blast]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/10/shape-up-nyc-body-blast http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/10/shape-up-nyc-body-blast Date: February 10, 2014

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

Body Blast is a moderate impact aerobics workout, with strength training exercises for overall fitness.

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 2014-02-10 2014-02-10 7:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.6291, -74.1155 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 07:45:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Beginners Tunisian Crochet]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/11/tunisian-crochet-beginners http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/11/tunisian-crochet-beginners Date: February 11, 2014

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

Materials required:

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

Start time: 1:30 am

End time: 2:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-02-11 2014-02-11 1:30 am 2:30 am 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 07:45:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/11/my-morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/11/my-morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: February 11, 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 2014-02-11 2014-02-11 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.8606, -73.9338 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 07:45:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: “Get the Picture?”]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/11/art-in-the-garden-get-the-picture3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/11/art-in-the-garden-get-the-picture3 Date: February 11, 2014

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-02-11 2014-02-11 8:00 am 4:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 07:45:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Whimsical Winter Wonderland exhibit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/11/whimsical-winter-wonderland-exhibit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/11/whimsical-winter-wonderland-exhibit Date: February 11, 2014

Sixteen emerging and established artists interpret a Whimsical Winter Wonderland.

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

Curated by Lucy Aponte and Laura Alvarez.

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

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-02-11 2014-02-11 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/529f4213e26e9.jpg Fri, 18 Apr 2014 07:45:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Arsenal Gallery Black History Month Exhibition: The March]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/11/arsenal-gallery-exhibtion-the-march1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/11/arsenal-gallery-exhibtion-the-march1 Date: February 11, 2014

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

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

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

Admission is free, closed on holidays.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-02-11 2014-02-11 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 07:45:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Zumba]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/11/shape-up-nyc-zumba http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/11/shape-up-nyc-zumba Date: February 11, 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 2014-02-11 2014-02-11 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.6291, -74.1155 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 07:45:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Close: A Journey in Scotland at The New York Botanical Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/11/close-a-journey-in-scotland-at-the-new-york-botanical-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/11/close-a-journey-in-scotland-at-the-new-york-botanical-garden Date: February 11, 2014

The word "close" is a traditional Scottish word that describes a landscape so inspirational that heaven seems closer to Earth in that place.

In 2004 when landscape photographer and journalist Allan Pollok-Morris learned that Little Sparta, a garden designed by Ian Hamilton Finlay, had been named the most important work of art in Scotland, he was inspired to travel throughout his home country in search of new works in landscape design and land art.

This exhibition documents Pollok-Morris's journey and celebrates the creations of many notable contemporary designers and artists working in the Scottish landscape. Through his documentary-style photographs, Pollok-Morris aims to capture "everyday" images of these landscapes from the point of view of those who envisioned and created them. The exhibition uses examples from all corners of the country to celebrate the important role of gardens and land art in international arts and culture.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 817-8700

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2014-02-11 2014-02-11 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 07:45:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Art for Us Adaptive Art Program]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/11/art-for-us-adaptive-art-program http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/11/art-for-us-adaptive-art-program Date: February 11, 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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2014-02-11 2014-02-11 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7202, -73.951 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 07:45:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Zumba Toning]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/11/shape-up-nyc-zumba1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/11/shape-up-nyc-zumba1 Date: February 11, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: McDonald Park House (in McDonald Playground)

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R034 McDonald Playground 2014-02-11 2014-02-11 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.6291, -74.1155 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 07:45:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Chair Fitness with Weights]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/11/chair-fitness-with-weights http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/11/chair-fitness-with-weights Date: February 11, 2014

With the addition of weights, the chair exercise program gives members the opportunity to add more movement and activity in their daily lives to improve health. For adults and seniors.

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 242-5228

Location: Tony Dapolito Recreation Center

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M103 Tony Dapolito Recreation Center 2014-02-11 2014-02-11 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7296, -74.0054 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 07:45:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Abs Workout]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/11/abs-work-out http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/11/abs-work-out Date: February 11, 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 2014-02-11 2014-02-11 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 07:45:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Belvedere's Kingdom]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/11/central-park-tour-belvederes-kingdom http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/11/central-park-tour-belvederes-kingdom Date: February 11, 2014

Take a walk around the landscapes dominated by historic Belvedere Castle, situated high atop Vista Rock.

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

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Belvedere Castle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-02-11 2014-02-11 12:00 pm 1:15 pm 40.7793, -73.9691 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52a0f65a3bc85.jpg Fri, 18 Apr 2014 07:45:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Adult Adaptive Sports]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/11/adult-adaptive-sports http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/11/adult-adaptive-sports Date: February 11, 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 2014-02-11 2014-02-11 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.7715, -73.9885 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 07:45:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Meditation Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/11/meditation-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/11/meditation-class Date: February 11, 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 2014-02-11 2014-02-11 1:00 pm 1:45 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 07:45:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Knitting & Crocheting for Intermediate and Advanced Levels]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/11/knitcroxchet-intermediate-group http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/11/knitcroxchet-intermediate-group Date: February 11, 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 2014-02-11 2014-02-11 2:30 pm 3:30 am 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 07:45:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Cardio Sculpt]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/11/shape-up-nyc-cardio-sculpt1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/11/shape-up-nyc-cardio-sculpt1 Date: February 11, 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 2014-02-11 2014-02-11 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.6291, -74.1155 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 07:45:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Wheelchair Basketball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/11/wheelchair-basketball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/11/wheelchair-basketball Date: February 11, 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 2014-02-11 2014-02-11 7:45 pm 9:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8344 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 07:45:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: “Get the Picture?”]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/12/art-in-the-garden-get-the-picture3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/12/art-in-the-garden-get-the-picture3 Date: February 12, 2014

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-02-12 2014-02-12 8:00 am 4:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 07:45:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Whimsical Winter Wonderland exhibit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/12/whimsical-winter-wonderland-exhibit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/12/whimsical-winter-wonderland-exhibit Date: February 12, 2014

Sixteen emerging and established artists interpret a Whimsical Winter Wonderland.

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

Curated by Lucy Aponte and Laura Alvarez.

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

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-02-12 2014-02-12 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/529f4213e26e9.jpg Fri, 18 Apr 2014 07:45:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Arsenal Gallery Black History Month Exhibition: The March]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/12/arsenal-gallery-exhibtion-the-march http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/12/arsenal-gallery-exhibtion-the-march Date: February 12, 2014

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

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

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

Admission is free, closed on holidays.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-02-12 2014-02-12 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 07:45:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Chair Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/12/shape-up-nyc-chair-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/12/shape-up-nyc-chair-aerobics Date: February 12, 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 2014-02-12 2014-02-12 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.8108, -73.9147 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 07:45:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Close: A Journey in Scotland at The New York Botanical Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/12/close-a-journey-in-scotland-at-the-new-york-botanical-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/12/close-a-journey-in-scotland-at-the-new-york-botanical-garden Date: February 12, 2014

The word "close" is a traditional Scottish word that describes a landscape so inspirational that heaven seems closer to Earth in that place.

In 2004 when landscape photographer and journalist Allan Pollok-Morris learned that Little Sparta, a garden designed by Ian Hamilton Finlay, had been named the most important work of art in Scotland, he was inspired to travel throughout his home country in search of new works in landscape design and land art.

This exhibition documents Pollok-Morris's journey and celebrates the creations of many notable contemporary designers and artists working in the Scottish landscape. Through his documentary-style photographs, Pollok-Morris aims to capture "everyday" images of these landscapes from the point of view of those who envisioned and created them. The exhibition uses examples from all corners of the country to celebrate the important role of gardens and land art in international arts and culture.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 817-8700

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2014-02-12 2014-02-12 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 07:45:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Sit Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/12/sit-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/12/sit-aerobics Date: February 12, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 771-2787

Location: St. Johns Recreation Center

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2014-02-12 2014-02-12 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.6735, -73.9348 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 07:45:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Chair Toning]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/12/shape-up-nyc-chair-toning http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/12/shape-up-nyc-chair-toning Date: February 12, 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 2014-02-12 2014-02-12 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.8108, -73.9147 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 07:45:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Boot Camp]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/12/shape-up-nyc-bootcamp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/12/shape-up-nyc-bootcamp Date: February 12, 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 2014-02-12 2014-02-12 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 07:45:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Chair Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/12/chair-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/12/chair-aerobics Date: February 12, 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: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 397-3159

Location: Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center

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M063 Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center 2014-02-12 2014-02-12 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7715, -73.9885 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 07:45:25 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Central Park Tour: Northern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/12/central-park-tour-northern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/12/central-park-tour-northern-welcome-tour Date: February 12, 2014

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

See the park’s northernmost highlights on this walk from Conservatory Garden, along the Harlem Meer and past the North Woods.

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

Tour dates and times are subject to change without notice.

Note: Groups of seven or more must schedule a custom tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org or (212) 360-2726.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 12:45 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

Location: East 106th Street Entrance (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-02-12 2014-02-12 12:00 pm 12:45 pm 40.7943, -73.9512 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52a0ef96a6454.jpg Fri, 18 Apr 2014 07:45:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Brooklyn Winter Movie Series: Casablanca]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/12/brooklyn-winter-movie-series-casablanca http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/12/brooklyn-winter-movie-series-casablanca Date: February 12, 2014

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

Casablanca takes place in Morocco during the early days of World War II. A heart-broken American expat is reunited with a former lover, with complications.

Open to the public. Free popcorn!

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 439-4296

Location: Fort Hamilton Senior Recreation Center

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2014-02-12 2014-02-12 2:00 pm 40.6133, -74.03 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 07:45:25 EDT
<![CDATA[After School Ice Skating (Registration Full)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/12/after-school-ice-skating http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/12/after-school-ice-skating Date: February 12, 2014

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

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

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

Please note: Registration is full.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 348-4867

Location: Lasker Pool & Rink (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-02-12 2014-02-12 4:00 pm 4:30 pm 40.7964, -73.9547 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 07:45:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Reap the Benefits of Cover Crops]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/12/reap-the-benefits-of-cover-crops http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/12/reap-the-benefits-of-cover-crops Date: February 12, 2014

Cover crops are grown to replenish the soil and prevent erosion.

In this workshop, we will discuss the role of cover crops in enhancing soil health, talk about recommended crop choices, and practice sowing seed. We will also till under a cover crop that was planted in the Fall, and demonstrate how to plant a cover crop for seasonal rotations.

Grow to Learn registered schools will receive cover crop seeds; first come, first served, while supplies last.

Please RSVP for this workshop.

Start time: 4:30 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 788-8073

Location: GrowNYC Greening Library

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2014-02-12 2014-02-12 4:30 pm 6:00 pm 40.7138, -74.0054 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 07:45:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Wheelchair Basketball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/12/wheelchair-basketball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/12/wheelchair-basketball Date: February 12, 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 2014-02-12 2014-02-12 6:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.8441, -73.9188 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 07:45:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Screening of Las Marthas with Filmmakers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/12/arts-culture-fun-screening-of-las-marthas http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/12/arts-culture-fun-screening-of-las-marthas Date: February 12, 2014

Watch a special preview screening of Las Marthas with the filmmakers!

Producer/Director Cristina Ibarra and Producer Erin Ploss-Campoamor will present the film.

Dating from the aftermath of the US-Mexican War, the annual debutante ball in Laredo, Texas is unlike any other. Las Marthas follows two Mexican American girls carrying this gilded tradition on their shoulders during a time of economic uncertainty and tension over immigration.

Q & A to follow the screening.

Free and open to the public. RSVP at Cultureartsfun@parks.nyc.gov or (718) 349-0444.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 349-0444

Location: A.R.R.O.W. Community Center

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2014-02-12 2014-02-12 6:00 pm 7:30 pm 40.7559, -73.9259 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52a9dcefbb2c3.JPG Fri, 18 Apr 2014 07:45:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Yoga - Relax and Stretch]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/12/shape-up-nyc-yoga-relax-and-stretch http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/12/shape-up-nyc-yoga-relax-and-stretch Date: February 12, 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 2014-02-12 2014-02-12 7:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.6291, -74.1155 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 07:45:25 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/13/my-morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/13/my-morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: February 13, 2014

Please note: this event has been cancelled due to the forecast heavy precipitation..

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 2014-02-13 2014-02-13 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.8606, -73.9338 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 07:45:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: “Get the Picture?”]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/13/art-in-the-garden-get-the-picture3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/13/art-in-the-garden-get-the-picture3 Date: February 13, 2014

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-02-13 2014-02-13 8:00 am 4:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 07:45:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Whimsical Winter Wonderland exhibit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/13/whimsical-winter-wonderland-exhibit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/13/whimsical-winter-wonderland-exhibit Date: February 13, 2014

Sixteen emerging and established artists interpret a Whimsical Winter Wonderland.

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

Curated by Lucy Aponte and Laura Alvarez.

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

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-02-13 2014-02-13 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/529f4213e26e9.jpg Fri, 18 Apr 2014 07:45:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Arsenal Gallery Black History Month Exhibition: The March]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/13/arsenal-gallery-exhibtion-the-march1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/13/arsenal-gallery-exhibtion-the-march1 Date: February 13, 2014

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

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

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

Admission is free, closed on holidays.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-02-13 2014-02-13 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 07:45:25 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Shape Up NYC: Stretch, Tone and Balance]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/13/shape-up-nyc-stretch-tone-and-balance http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/13/shape-up-nyc-stretch-tone-and-balance Date: February 13, 2014

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: McDonald Park House (in McDonald Playground)

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R034 McDonald Playground 2014-02-13 2014-02-13 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.6291, -74.1155 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 07:45:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Close: A Journey in Scotland at The New York Botanical Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/13/close-a-journey-in-scotland-at-the-new-york-botanical-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/13/close-a-journey-in-scotland-at-the-new-york-botanical-garden Date: February 13, 2014

The word "close" is a traditional Scottish word that describes a landscape so inspirational that heaven seems closer to Earth in that place.

In 2004 when landscape photographer and journalist Allan Pollok-Morris learned that Little Sparta, a garden designed by Ian Hamilton Finlay, had been named the most important work of art in Scotland, he was inspired to travel throughout his home country in search of new works in landscape design and land art.

This exhibition documents Pollok-Morris's journey and celebrates the creations of many notable contemporary designers and artists working in the Scottish landscape. Through his documentary-style photographs, Pollok-Morris aims to capture "everyday" images of these landscapes from the point of view of those who envisioned and created them. The exhibition uses examples from all corners of the country to celebrate the important role of gardens and land art in international arts and culture.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 817-8700

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2014-02-13 2014-02-13 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 07:45:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Stretching, Toning, Relaxation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/13/stretching-toning-relaxation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/13/stretching-toning-relaxation Date: February 13, 2014

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

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

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-02-13 2014-02-13 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 07:45:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Chair Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/13/chair-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/13/chair-yoga Date: February 13, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:15 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 242-5228

Location: Tony Dapolito Recreation Center

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M103 Tony Dapolito Recreation Center 2014-02-13 2014-02-13 10:15 am 11:00 am 40.7296, -74.0054 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 07:45:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Total Body Workout]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/13/shape-up-nyc-total-body-workout http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/13/shape-up-nyc-total-body-workout Date: February 13, 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 2014-02-13 2014-02-13 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.8647, -73.8992 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 07:45:25 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Shape Up NYC: Cardio, Toning, and Stretching]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/13/shape-up-nyc-cardio-toning-and-stretching http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/13/shape-up-nyc-cardio-toning-and-stretching Date: February 13, 2014

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

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

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

Event is subject to change.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-02-13 2014-02-13 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5277fbf99dc4d.jpg Fri, 18 Apr 2014 07:45:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Conversational English]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/13/conversational-english http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/13/conversational-english Date: February 13, 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 2014-02-13 2014-02-13 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 07:45:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Chair Fitness]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/13/chair-fitness http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/13/chair-fitness Date: February 13, 2014

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 242-5228

Location: Tony Dapolito Recreation Center

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M103 Tony Dapolito Recreation Center 2014-02-13 2014-02-13 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7296, -74.0054 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 07:45:25 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Central Park Tour: Views From the Past]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/13/central-park-tour-views-from-the-past http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/13/central-park-tour-views-from-the-past Date: February 13, 2014

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2014-02-13 2014-02-13 12:00 pm 1:15 pm 40.7691, -73.9741 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52a0f3d80ab7e.jpg Fri, 18 Apr 2014 07:45:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Learn To Draw]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/13/learn-to-draw http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/13/learn-to-draw Date: February 13, 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 2014-02-13 2014-02-13 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 07:45:26 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Brooklyn Winter Movie Series: Despicable Me 2]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/13/brooklyn-winter-movie-series-despicable-me-2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/13/brooklyn-winter-movie-series-despicable-me-2 Date: February 13, 2014

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

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

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

Open to the public. Free popcorn!

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 485-4633

Location: Brownsville Recreation Center (in Brownsville Playground)

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B270 Brownsville Playground 2014-02-13 2014-02-13 3:00 pm 40.6566, -73.902 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 07:45:26 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Shape Up NYC: Bootcamp]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/13/shape-up-nyc-bootcamp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/13/shape-up-nyc-bootcamp Date: February 13, 2014

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

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

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

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: McDonald Park House (in McDonald Playground)

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R034 McDonald Playground 2014-02-13 2014-02-13 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.6291, -74.1155 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 07:45:26 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: “Get the Picture?”]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/14/art-in-the-garden-get-the-picture3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/14/art-in-the-garden-get-the-picture3 Date: February 14, 2014

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-02-14 2014-02-14 8:00 am 4:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 07:45:26 EDT
<![CDATA[Whimsical Winter Wonderland exhibit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/14/whimsical-winter-wonderland-exhibit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/14/whimsical-winter-wonderland-exhibit Date: February 14, 2014

Sixteen emerging and established artists interpret a Whimsical Winter Wonderland.

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

Curated by Lucy Aponte and Laura Alvarez.

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

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-02-14 2014-02-14 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/529f4213e26e9.jpg Fri, 18 Apr 2014 07:45:26 EDT
<![CDATA[Arsenal Gallery Black History Month Exhibition: The March]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/14/arsenal-gallery-exhibtion-the-march1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/14/arsenal-gallery-exhibtion-the-march1 Date: February 14, 2014

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

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

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

Admission is free, closed on holidays.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-02-14 2014-02-14 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 07:45:26 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Heart of the Community: Get Energized (Beginners)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/14/heart-of-the-community-get-energized-beginners http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/14/heart-of-the-community-get-energized-beginners Date: February 14, 2014

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

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

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M131 Hansborough Recreation Center 2014-02-14 2014-02-14 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.8128, -73.9393 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 07:45:26 EDT
<![CDATA[Heart of the Community: Adults' Power Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/14/heart-of-the-community-adults-power-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/14/heart-of-the-community-adults-power-walk Date: February 14, 2014

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: St. Johns Recreation Center

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2014-02-14 2014-02-14 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.6735, -73.9348 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 07:45:26 EDT
<![CDATA[Heart of the Community: Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/14/heart-of-the-community-tai-chi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/14/heart-of-the-community-tai-chi Date: February 14, 2014

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Brownsville Recreation Center (in Brownsville Playground)

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B270 Brownsville Playground 2014-02-14 2014-02-14 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.6566, -73.902 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 07:45:26 EDT
<![CDATA[Heart of the Community: Shape Up NYC: Total Body Bootcamp]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/14/heart-of-the-community-shape-up-nyc-total-body-bootcamp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/14/heart-of-the-community-shape-up-nyc-total-body-bootcamp Date: February 14, 2014

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Greenbelt Recreation Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2014-02-14 2014-02-14 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.5926, -74.1358 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 07:45:26 EDT
<![CDATA[Close: A Journey in Scotland at The New York Botanical Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/14/close-a-journey-in-scotland-at-the-new-york-botanical-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/14/close-a-journey-in-scotland-at-the-new-york-botanical-garden Date: February 14, 2014

The word "close" is a traditional Scottish word that describes a landscape so inspirational that heaven seems closer to Earth in that place.

In 2004 when landscape photographer and journalist Allan Pollok-Morris learned that Little Sparta, a garden designed by Ian Hamilton Finlay, had been named the most important work of art in Scotland, he was inspired to travel throughout his home country in search of new works in landscape design and land art.

This exhibition documents Pollok-Morris's journey and celebrates the creations of many notable contemporary designers and artists working in the Scottish landscape. Through his documentary-style photographs, Pollok-Morris aims to capture "everyday" images of these landscapes from the point of view of those who envisioned and created them. The exhibition uses examples from all corners of the country to celebrate the important role of gardens and land art in international arts and culture.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 817-8700

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2014-02-14 2014-02-14 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 07:45:26 EDT
<![CDATA[English Reading For Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/14/english-reading-for-adults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/14/english-reading-for-adults Date: February 14, 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 2014-02-14 2014-02-14 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 07:45:26 EDT
<![CDATA[Heart of the Community: Sit Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/14/heart-of-the-community-sit-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/14/heart-of-the-community-sit-aerobics Date: February 14, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: St. Johns Recreation Center

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2014-02-14 2014-02-14 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.6735, -73.9348 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 07:45:26 EDT
<![CDATA[Heart of the Community: Low Impact Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/14/heart-of-the-community-low-impact-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/14/heart-of-the-community-low-impact-aerobics Date: February 14, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Sorrentino Recreation Center

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Q446 Sorrentino Recreation Center 2014-02-14 2014-02-14 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.6024, -73.7625 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 07:45:26 EDT
<![CDATA[Heart of the Community: Senior Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/14/heart-of-the-community-senior-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/14/heart-of-the-community-senior-yoga Date: February 14, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center (in Williamsbridge Oval)

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X104 Williamsbridge Oval 2014-02-14 2014-02-14 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.8769, -73.8765 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 07:45:26 EDT