NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2014 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://www.nycgovparks.org/sub_things_to_do/upcoming_events/events_search.php NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Thu, 24 Apr 2014 20:21:11 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[Heart of the Community: Teen Dance Fitness]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/14/heart-of-the-community-teen-dance-fitness http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/14/heart-of-the-community-teen-dance-fitness 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.

Teens are welcome to try this Dance Fitness class! They'll have fun learning some basic dance moves and keeping active.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Sorrentino Recreation Center

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Q446 Sorrentino Recreation Center 2014-02-14 2014-02-14 4:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.6024, -73.7625 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:21:11 EDT
<![CDATA[Adapted Aquatics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/14/adapted-aquatics2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/14/adapted-aquatics2 Date: February 14, 2014

Adapted Aquatics exercise offers a complete body workout and ranges from gentle walking in water to high-energy exercise; it helps alleviate pain, improve circulation, and promote healing and muscle development for those suffering from physical ailments resulting from injury, disease, or aging.

To register, please call our Citywide Aquatics office at 718-760-6969 ext. 0.

Recreation Center membership is required.

Start time: 4:30 pm

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-760-6969 ext. 0

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

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2014-02-14 2014-02-14 4:30 pm 5:30 pm 40.8108, -73.9147 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:21:11 EDT
<![CDATA[Heart of the Community: Nutrition Talk: Heart-Healthy Behavior]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/14/heart-of-the-community-nutrition-talk-hearthealthy-behavior1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/14/heart-of-the-community-nutrition-talk-hearthealthy-behavior1 Date: February 14, 2014

Make sparks with NYC Parks!

Learn about nutritional choices you can make to keep your heart healthy.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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M164 Asser Levy Playground 2014-02-14 2014-02-14 5:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.7361, -73.9757 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:21:11 EDT
<![CDATA[Heart of the Community: Roller Skating]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/14/heart-of-the-community-roller-skating http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/14/heart-of-the-community-roller-skating 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.

Dust off your skates and enjoy this fun pastime in the gymnasium.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Brownsville Recreation Center (in Brownsville Playground)

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B270 Brownsville Playground 2014-02-14 2014-02-14 5:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.6566, -73.902 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:21:11 EDT
<![CDATA[Heart of the Community: Wellness Station: Body Fat and BMI Testing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/14/heart-of-the-community-wellness-station-body-fat-and-bmi-testing1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/14/heart-of-the-community-wellness-station-body-fat-and-bmi-testing1 Date: February 14, 2014

Make sparks with NYC Parks!

Don't be shy! Make informed choices about your health by getting your body fat and BMI tested.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

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 5:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.8128, -73.9393 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:21:11 EDT
<![CDATA[Adapted Aquatics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/14/adapted-aquatics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/14/adapted-aquatics Date: February 14, 2014

Adapted Aquatics exercise offers a complete body workout and ranges from gentle walking in water to high-energy exercise; it helps alleviate pain, improve circulation, and promote healing and muscle development for those suffering from physical ailments resulting from injury, disease, or aging.

To register, please call the Citywide Aquatics office at 718-760-6969 ext. 0.

Recreation Center membership is required.

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 271-7572

Location: Flushing Meadows Corona Park Aquatics Center

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<![CDATA[Heart of the Community: Shape Up NYC: Boot Camp]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/14/heart-of-the-community-shape-up-nyc-boot-camp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/14/heart-of-the-community-shape-up-nyc-boot-camp 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 Shape Up NYC: Boot Camp! The class will provide a complete upper/lower body workout to help tone and firm the body.

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone:

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

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X044 St. James Park 2014-02-14 2014-02-14 5:30 pm 6:30 pm 40.8647, -73.8992 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:21:11 EDT
<![CDATA[Heart of the Community: Cross Training]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/14/heart-of-the-community-cross-training http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/14/heart-of-the-community-cross-training 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 Cross Training! Get your whole body fit without neglecting or stressing any one area. Our bodies are in the best shape when our workouts are varied!

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center (in Williamsbridge Oval)

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X104 Williamsbridge Oval 2014-02-14 2014-02-14 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.8769, -73.8765 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:21:11 EDT
<![CDATA[Heart of the Community: Pilates]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/14/heart-of-the-community-pilates http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/14/heart-of-the-community-pilates 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 Pilates! Create a balanced body while invigorating your mind and elevating your spirit. Gain core strength, flatten and tighten abdominal muscle and increase your overall flexibility.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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M164 Asser Levy Playground 2014-02-14 2014-02-14 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.7361, -73.9757 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:21:11 EDT
<![CDATA[Heart of the Community: Shape Up NYC: Body Toning]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/14/heart-of-the-community-shape-up-nyc-body-toning http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/14/heart-of-the-community-shape-up-nyc-body-toning 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 Body Toning! Get fit in this fun class that pushes you to tone your body.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

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 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.8128, -73.9393 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:21:11 EDT
<![CDATA[Heart of the Community: Zumba]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/14/heart-of-the-community-zumba-with-maxine http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/14/heart-of-the-community-zumba-with-maxine 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.

Enjoy Zumba! It's 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: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Brownsville Recreation Center (in Brownsville Playground)

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B270 Brownsville Playground 2014-02-14 2014-02-14 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.6566, -73.902 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:21:11 EDT
<![CDATA[Heart of the Community: Zumba]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/14/heart-of-the-community-zumba http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/14/heart-of-the-community-zumba 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.

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: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: St. Johns Recreation Center

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2014-02-14 2014-02-14 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.6735, -73.9348 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:21:11 EDT
<![CDATA[Heart of the Community: Music and Movement Meditation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/14/heart-of-the-community-music-and-movement-meditation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/14/heart-of-the-community-music-and-movement-meditation Date: February 14, 2014

Make sparks with NYC Parks!

Try Music and Movement Meditation with Paula Edwards Sealy, Nia Movement Art Brown Belt a revolutionary approach to mindfulness using music and movement.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Sorrentino Recreation Center

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Q446 Sorrentino Recreation Center 2014-02-14 2014-02-14 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.6024, -73.7625 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:21:11 EDT
<![CDATA[Valentine's Day Ball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/14/valentine-day-ball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/14/valentine-day-ball Date: February 14, 2014

Come and dance the night away with us in our Valentine's Day Dance. This is dance is for adults. Light refreshments will be served.

Please RSVP by February 8.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

Location: Greenbelt Recreation Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2014-02-14 2014-02-14 6:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.5926, -74.1358 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:21:11 EDT
<![CDATA[Heart of the Community: Zumba]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/14/heart-of-the-community-zumba1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/14/heart-of-the-community-zumba1 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 Zumba! 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: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone:

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

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2014-02-14 2014-02-14 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8344 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:21:11 EDT
<![CDATA[Heart of the Community: Bokwa]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/14/heart-of-the-community-bokwa http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/14/heart-of-the-community-bokwa 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 Bokwa! Dance your way to health in this fun, easy-to-learn fitness experience!

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone:

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

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X044 St. James Park 2014-02-14 2014-02-14 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.8647, -73.8992 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:21:11 EDT
<![CDATA[Valentine’s Day Concert]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/14/valentines-day-concert http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/14/valentines-day-concert Date: February 14, 2014

Experience the romance of the 19th century on Valentine's Day with music specially chosen to match the elegant setting. An ensemble of young, Juilliard-trained friends will offer a musical taste of the 19th century with Beethoven's touching D major string trio, as well as works that feature the bassoon. Always the musical prankster, this rare solo instrument will show off it's flair for romance.

Registration requested at (718) 885-1461 or info@bpmm.org

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 885-1461

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2014-02-14 2014-02-14 7:00 pm 40.8705, -73.8109 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:21:11 EDT
<![CDATA[Love in the Parlors: A Valentine in Concert]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/14/love-in-the-parlors-a-valentine-in-concert http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/14/love-in-the-parlors-a-valentine-in-concert Date: February 14, 2014

The Bond Street Euterpean Singing Society presents lush, romantic vocal music of the world’s greatest 19th-century composers performed in the Merchant House Museum’s Greek revival double parlor. Singers Anthony Bellov, Jane Elizabeth Rady, and Dayle Vander Sande perform rarely heard gems by Rossini, Schumann, Liszt, Delibes, Rachmaninoff, Stephen Foster, and more. Chosen by NBC Online as a top pick in 2010 and a top pick by TimeOut NY in 2012 for Valentine’s Day.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 777-1089

Location: Merchant's House Museum

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M318 Merchant's House Museum 2014-02-14 2014-02-14 7:00 pm 40.7277, -73.9923 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:21:11 EDT
<![CDATA[Heart of the Community: Wellness Station: Body Fat and BMI Testing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/14/heart-of-the-community-wellness-station-body-fat-and-bmi-testing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/14/heart-of-the-community-wellness-station-body-fat-and-bmi-testing Date: February 14, 2014

Make sparks with NYC Parks!

Don't be shy! Make informed choices about your health by getting your body fat and BMI tested.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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M164 Asser Levy Playground 2014-02-14 2014-02-14 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.7361, -73.9757 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:21:11 EDT
<![CDATA[Heart of the Community: Shape Up NYC: Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/14/heart-of-the-community-shape-up-nyc-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/14/heart-of-the-community-shape-up-nyc-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 Yoga! It's an open level class with a focus on bringing awareness to the body through core strengthening and total body flexibility.

Mats are provided (though students are encouraged to bring their own). Students should wear comfortable clothing.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Brownsville Recreation Center (in Brownsville Playground)

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B270 Brownsville Playground 2014-02-14 2014-02-14 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.6566, -73.902 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:21:12 EDT
<![CDATA[Heart of the Community: Shape Up NYC: Tabata Fusion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/14/heart-of-the-community-shape-up-nyc-tabata-fusion http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/14/heart-of-the-community-shape-up-nyc-tabata-fusion 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 Tabata Fusion! It's a dynamic cardio, strength, balance & conditioning experience using Tabata inspired intervals, which are a series of high intensity interval training (HiiT) exercise sequences.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Greenbelt Recreation Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2014-02-14 2014-02-14 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.5926, -74.1358 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:21:12 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Shape Up NYC: Cardio Sculpt]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/14/shape-up-nyc-cardio-sculpt http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/14/shape-up-nyc-cardio-sculpt Date: February 14, 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.

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 2014-02-14 2014-02-14 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.6291, -74.1155 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:21:12 EDT
<![CDATA[Heart of the Community: Cycling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/14/heart-of-the-community-cycling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/14/heart-of-the-community-cycling 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 Cycling! Take a spin and feel the burn during this intense workout.

Bring a towel and a bottle of water!

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center (in Williamsbridge Oval)

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X104 Williamsbridge Oval 2014-02-14 2014-02-14 7:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.8769, -73.8765 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:21:12 EDT
<![CDATA[Heart of the Community: Break Dancing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/14/heart-of-the-community-break-dancing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/14/heart-of-the-community-break-dancing 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 Break Dance! Geared towards students with no hip-hop dance and break dance background, participants learn the basic body moves and techniques.

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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X044 St. James Park 2014-02-14 2014-02-14 7:30 pm 9:00 pm 40.8647, -73.8992 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:21:12 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: “Get the Picture?”]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/15/art-in-the-garden-get-the-picture3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/15/art-in-the-garden-get-the-picture3 Date: February 15, 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[Greenmarket at Grand Army Plaza]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/15/greenmarket-at-grand-army-plaza http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/15/greenmarket-at-grand-army-plaza Date: February 15, 2014

At what other market can you do all your food shopping, sample local wine, and take walk in Prospect Park? Open since 1989, Grand Army Plaza is the flagship Brooklyn market. EBT/Food Stamps and WIC & Senior FMNP coupons accepted year-round.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Grand Army Plaza

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B040 Grand Army Plaza 2014-02-15 2014-02-15 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.6735, -73.9701 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52c7206a84855.jpg Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:21:12 EDT
<![CDATA[Whimsical Winter Wonderland exhibit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/15/whimsical-winter-wonderland-exhibit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/15/whimsical-winter-wonderland-exhibit Date: February 15, 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 2014-02-15 2014-02-15 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/529f4213e26e9.jpg Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:21:12 EDT
<![CDATA[Volunteer for the Cold Feat 10K Race]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/15/cold-feat-10k-race http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/15/cold-feat-10k-race Date: February 15, 2014

Volunteers needed to distribute refreshments. To volunteer for any of our events you must be age 14 or be accompanied by an adult.

Start time: 8:30 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 667-2165 x311

Location: Latourette Golf Course Clubhouse

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2014-02-15 2014-02-15 8:30 am 40.5761, -74.1468 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:21:12 EDT
<![CDATA[ESL Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/15/esl-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/15/esl-class Date: February 15, 2014

Spanish-speaking adults will learn the basic structure of English from ESL instructor. New students must take a placement test, which is administered at 11am on Saturdays.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-02-15 2014-02-15 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:21:12 EDT
<![CDATA[First Annual Fitness Marathon: Love Your Body!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/15/first-annual-fitness-marathon-love-your-body http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/15/first-annual-fitness-marathon-love-your-body Date: February 15, 2014

Spend the day with someone you love...you!

Challenge yourself all day or just drop in! Fitness classes include: yoga, spinning, kettlebell, kickboxing and Zumba.

Refreshments will be provided.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1380

Location: Pelham Fritz Recreation Center (in Marcus Garvey Park)

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M058 Marcus Garvey Park 2014-02-15 2014-02-15 9:30 am 3:00 pm 40.8052, -73.9434 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:21:12 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Zumba]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/15/shape-up-nyc-zumba http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/15/shape-up-nyc-zumba Date: February 15, 2014

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

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 2014-02-15 2014-02-15 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.6291, -74.1155 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:21:12 EDT
<![CDATA[Pelham Fritz Fitness Marathon: Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/15/pelham-fritz-fitness-marathon-tai-chi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/15/pelham-fritz-fitness-marathon-tai-chi Date: February 15, 2014

Spend the day with someone you love...YOU! Visit Pelham Fritz Recreation Center for a packed day of free fitness events lasting until 3:00 p.m.

Tai Chi is a 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.

Free and open to the public. For adults 18 and over.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:15 am

Contact phone: (212) 860-1380

Location: Pelham Fritz Recreation Center (in Marcus Garvey Park)

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M058 Marcus Garvey Park 2014-02-15 2014-02-15 9:30 am 10:15 am 40.8052, -73.9434 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:21:12 EDT
<![CDATA[Pelham Fritz Fitness Marathon: Aerobics Warm Up]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/15/pelham-fritz-fitness-marathon-aerobics-warm-up http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/15/pelham-fritz-fitness-marathon-aerobics-warm-up Date: February 15, 2014

Spend the day with someone you love...YOU! Visit Pelham Fritz Recreation Center for a packed day of free fitness events lasting until 3:00 p.m.

Aerobics Warm Up is a low-intensity, heart-pumping workout that helps burn calories and improve heart health.

Free and open to the public. For adults 18 and over.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:15 am

Contact phone: (212) 860-1380

Location: Pelham Fritz Recreation Center (in Marcus Garvey Park)

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M058 Marcus Garvey Park 2014-02-15 2014-02-15 9:30 am 10:15 am 40.8052, -73.9434 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:21:12 EDT
<![CDATA[Close: A Journey in Scotland at The New York Botanical Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/15/close-a-journey-in-scotland-at-the-new-york-botanical-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/15/close-a-journey-in-scotland-at-the-new-york-botanical-garden Date: February 15, 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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2014-02-15 2014-02-15 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:21:12 EDT
<![CDATA[Tunisian Crochet Beginners]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/15/tunisian-crochet-beginners http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/15/tunisian-crochet-beginners Date: February 15, 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: 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 2014-02-15 2014-02-15 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:21:12 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/15/shape-up-nyc-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/15/shape-up-nyc-aerobics Date: February 15, 2014

A low intensity workout that uses easy-to-follow dance steps to improve heart health and tone the body.

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 2014-02-15 2014-02-15 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:21:12 EDT
<![CDATA[2014 10K Cold Feat Trail Race]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/15/2014-10k-cold-feat-trail-race http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/15/2014-10k-cold-feat-trail-race Date: February 15, 2014

The Greenbelt’s challenging “Cold Feat” 10-K Trail Race is brought to you by the Greenbelt Conservancy, King of the Mountain Events, and NYC Parks.We are grateful to the friendly staff at LaTourette golf course for allowing us to share their beautiful facilities on race day.

Start/finish is by the federal style David LaTourette House. The route begins on the rolling fairways and takes you off into the surrounding Greenbelt trails – rustic and hilly. Due to elevations, parts of this course are challenging, making that feeling of crossing the finish line even more rewarding. We run in all weather conditions and, based on past race experiences, have found it can be done! This race will be professionally timed, culminating in an awards ceremony. Refreshments and race appropriate apparel are provided for runners.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Latourette Golf Course Clubhouse

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2014-02-15 2014-02-15 10:00 am 40.5761, -74.1468 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52ced4cb02af8.jpeg Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:21:12 EDT
<![CDATA[GreenThumb Workshop: Crazy for Composting & Rodent Prevention]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/15/greenthumb-workshop-crazy-for-composting-rodent-prevention http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/15/greenthumb-workshop-crazy-for-composting-rodent-prevention Date: February 15, 2014

Please join Jodie Colón, Compost Educator at the NYC Compost Project in the Bronx, and Caroline Bragdon from the NYC Dept of Health for a workshop on composting and rodent prevention.

Are you passionate about composting but want more from your bin? This Q&A session provides the practical tips, advice, and encouragement you need to take composting to the next level, whether you are just starting out or have been digging in for years. Registered GreenThumb community gardens will be able to request an order of compost, soil, or clean fill for early spring delivery.

The second session is a rat-abatement training focusing on the biology, behavior, and habitat of rodents and how urban gardeners and composters can prevent, detect, and respond to infestations.

  • Session A (10 a.m. - 12 p.m.) Crazy for Composting — Jodie Colón
  • Session B (1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.) Rodent Prevention — Caroline Bragdon

Registration required; email compost@nybg.org or call (718) 817-8543 to register for one or both sessions.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 817-8543

Location: New York Botanical Garden

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2014-02-15 2014-02-15 10:00 am 3:00 pm 40.8626, -73.8783 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:21:12 EDT
<![CDATA[Pelham Fritz Fitness Marathon: Zumba]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/15/pelham-fritz-fitness-marathon-zumba http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/15/pelham-fritz-fitness-marathon-zumba Date: February 15, 2014

Spend the day with someone you love...you! Visit Pelham Fritz Recreation Center for a packed day of free fitness events lasting until 3:00 p.m.

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

Free and open to the public. For adults 18 and over.

Start time: 10:15 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 860-1380

Location: Pelham Fritz Recreation Center (in Marcus Garvey Park)

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M058 Marcus Garvey Park 2014-02-15 2014-02-15 10:15 am 11:00 am 40.8052, -73.9434 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:21:12 EDT
<![CDATA[Pelham Fritz Fitness Marathon: Boot Camp]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/15/pelham-fritz-fitness-marathon-boot-camp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/15/pelham-fritz-fitness-marathon-boot-camp Date: February 15, 2014

Spend the day with someone you love...you! Visit Pelham Fritz Recreation Center for a packed day of free fitness events lasting until 3:00 p.m.

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

Free and open to the public. For adults 18 and over.

Start time: 10:15 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 860-1380

Location: Pelham Fritz Recreation Center (in Marcus Garvey Park)

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M058 Marcus Garvey Park 2014-02-15 2014-02-15 10:15 am 11:00 am 40.8052, -73.9434 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:21:12 EDT
<![CDATA[Pelham Fritz Fitness Marathon: Fitness Machine Instruction]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/15/pelham-fritz-fitness-marathon-fitness-machine-instruction http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/15/pelham-fritz-fitness-marathon-fitness-machine-instruction Date: February 15, 2014

Spend the day with someone you love...you! Visit Pelham Fritz Recreation Center for a packed day of free fitness events lasting until 3:00 p.m.

Learn the proper way to use strength training and cardio machines, essential knowledge for getting better, safer results.

Free and open to the public. For adults 18 and over.

Start time: 10:15 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 860-1380

Location: Pelham Fritz Recreation Center (in Marcus Garvey Park)

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M058 Marcus Garvey Park 2014-02-15 2014-02-15 10:15 am 11:00 am 40.8052, -73.9434 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:21:12 EDT
<![CDATA[Pelham Fritz Fitness Marathon: Fitness Apps]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/15/pelham-fritz-fitness-marathon-fitness-apps http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/15/pelham-fritz-fitness-marathon-fitness-apps Date: February 15, 2014

Spend the day with someone you love...you! Visit Pelham Fritz Recreation Center for a packed day of free fitness events lasting until 3:00 p.m.

Learn how to use your smartphone to set and keep track of fitness goals!

Free and open to the public. For adults 18 and over.

Start time: 10:15 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 860-1380

Location: Pelham Fritz Recreation Center (in Marcus Garvey Park)

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M058 Marcus Garvey Park 2014-02-15 2014-02-15 10:15 am 11:00 am 40.8052, -73.9434 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:21:12 EDT
<![CDATA[Knitting & Crocheting for Intermediate and Advanced Levels]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/15/knitcrochet-intermediate-group http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/15/knitcrochet-intermediate-group Date: February 15, 2014

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

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

Must be able to read and follow patterns.

Start time: 10:30 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 2014-02-15 2014-02-15 10:30 am 12:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:21:12 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Zumba Toning]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/15/shape-up-nyc-zumba1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/15/shape-up-nyc-zumba1 Date: February 15, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: McDonald Park House (in McDonald Playground)

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R034 McDonald Playground 2014-02-15 2014-02-15 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.6291, -74.1155 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:21:12 EDT
<![CDATA[Children’s Program Crochet Class for Girls and Boys]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/15/childrens-program-crochet-class-for-girls-and-boys http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/15/childrens-program-crochet-class-for-girls-and-boys Date: February 15, 2014

In the 19th century, needlework of all kinds — including crochet, knitting, and embroidery — was an essential part of the education of young girls. In this 21st century class, your child — girl or boy — will learn the basics of crochet in the Museum’s Greek Revival double parlor, just as the Tredwell daughters would have done. Limited to 10; Girls and Boys ages 8-12 only. Crochet hooks, yarn, and patterns will be provided. $20 per child. Reservations required; click here to purchase tickets.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 777-1089

Location: Merchant's House Museum

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M318 Merchant's House Museum 2014-02-15 2014-02-15 10:30 am 12:00 pm 40.7277, -73.9923 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:21:12 EDT
<![CDATA[Great Backyard Bird Count]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/15/great-backyard-bird-count http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/15/great-backyard-bird-count Date: February 15, 2014

Join the Queens Botanical Garden for the 17th annual bird counting event. Our results will be added to those submitted from around the world. Meet at the Visitor & Administration Building lobby.

To register, email sromar@queensbotanical.org.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-02-15 2014-02-15 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:21:12 EDT
<![CDATA[Scavenger Hunt]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/15/scavenger-hunt http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/15/scavenger-hunt Date: February 15, 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 search for nature clues to complete our scavenger hunt.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

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

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R119 Blue Heron Park 2014-02-15 2014-02-15 11:00 am 40.5309, -74.1778 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:21:12 EDT
<![CDATA[Pelham Fritz Fitness Marathon: Cross Training]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/15/pelham-fritz-fitness-marathon-cross-training http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/15/pelham-fritz-fitness-marathon-cross-training Date: February 15, 2014

Spend the day with someone you love...you! Visit Pelham Fritz Recreation Center for a packed day of free fitness events lasting until 3:00 p.m.

Cross Training is a total body workout that uses different methods of training to achieve ultimate fitness.

Free and open to the public. For adults 18 and over.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 11:45 am

Contact phone: (212) 860-1380

Location: Pelham Fritz Recreation Center (in Marcus Garvey Park)

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M058 Marcus Garvey Park 2014-02-15 2014-02-15 11:00 am 11:45 am 40.8052, -73.9434 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:21:12 EDT
<![CDATA[Pelham Fritz Fitness Marathon: Spin]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/15/pelham-fritz-fitness-marathon-spin http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/15/pelham-fritz-fitness-marathon-spin Date: February 15, 2014

Spend the day with someone you love...YOU! Visit Pelham Fritz Recreation Center for a packed day of free fitness events lasting until 3:00 p.m.

Spin the pounds away in this cycling class conducted in high-intensity intervals, set to energizing music.

Free and open to the public. For adults 18 and over.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 11:45 am

Contact phone: (212) 860-1380

Location: Pelham Fritz Recreation Center (in Marcus Garvey Park)

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M058 Marcus Garvey Park 2014-02-15 2014-02-15 11:00 am 11:45 am 40.8052, -73.9434 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:21:12 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Pelham Fritz Fitness Marathon: Nutrition Seminar]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/15/pelham-fritz-fitness-marathon-nutrition-seminar http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/15/pelham-fritz-fitness-marathon-nutrition-seminar Date: February 15, 2014

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

Spend the day with someone you love...YOU! Visit Pelham Fritz Recreation Center for a packed day of free fitness events lasting until 3:00 p.m.

You can make basic nutritional changes to improve your health! Learn what foods you can incorporate into your diet to feel healthier and more energetic.

Free and open to the public. For adults 18 and over.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 11:45 am

Contact phone: (212) 860-1380

Location: Pelham Fritz Recreation Center (in Marcus Garvey Park)

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M058 Marcus Garvey Park 2014-02-15 2014-02-15 11:00 am 11:45 am 40.8052, -73.9434 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:21:12 EDT
<![CDATA[Introduction to Bird Watching]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/15/introduction-to-bird-watching http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/15/introduction-to-bird-watching Date: February 15, 2014

Look, up in the sky, it's a bird! But what kind? Join the Alliance to learn about the 250 species of birds that call Prospect Park home.

Led by the Brooklyn Brid Club.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-02-15 2014-02-15 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/528136ab90698.jpg Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:21:12 EDT
<![CDATA[Hands-on History: Tiny Valentine]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/15/handson-history-tiny-valentine http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/15/handson-history-tiny-valentine Date: February 15, 2014

Celebrate with your loved ones at King Manor! Create a miniature self-portrait inside a locket necklace and other 19th century-inspired valentines to give to your sweetheart. Families with children of all ages are welcome!

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 206-0545 x13

Location: King Manor Museum (in Rufus King Park)

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Q023 Rufus King Park 2014-02-15 2014-02-15 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.703, -73.8037 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52cec2f4a1c5c.jpg Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:21:12 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Central Park Tour: Northern Forts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/15/central-park-tour-northern-forts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/15/central-park-tour-northern-forts Date: February 15, 2014

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

History buffs will love this tour of the Harlem Meer and its environs, which were key lands in the American Revolution and the War of 1812. The route involves many hills and 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) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2014-02-15 2014-02-15 12:00 pm 1:15 pm 40.7968, -73.9515 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52a0fee353259.jpg Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:21:12 EDT
<![CDATA[Pelham Fritz Fitness Marathon: Kettlebell]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/15/pelham-fritz-fitness-marathon-kettlebell http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/15/pelham-fritz-fitness-marathon-kettlebell Date: February 15, 2014

Spend the day with someone you love...YOU! Visit Pelham Fritz Recreation Center for a packed day of free fitness events lasting until 3:00 p.m.

Kettlebell workouts consist of weighted exercises that build cardiovascular strength, endurance and flexibility through repetition.

Free and open to the public. For adults 18 and over.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 12:45 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1380

Location: Pelham Fritz Recreation Center (in Marcus Garvey Park)

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M058 Marcus Garvey Park 2014-02-15 2014-02-15 12:00 pm 12:45 pm 40.8052, -73.9434 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:21:12 EDT
<![CDATA[Pelham Fritz Fitness Marathon: Sport Training]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/15/pelham-fritz-fitness-marathon-sport-training http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/15/pelham-fritz-fitness-marathon-sport-training Date: February 15, 2014

Spend the day with someone you love...YOU! Visit Pelham Fritz Recreation Center for a packed day of free fitness events lasting until 3:00 p.m.

Sport Training helps athletes improve their sports performance through speed, strength and agility drills.

Free and open to the public. For adults 18 and over.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 12:45 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1380

Location: Pelham Fritz Recreation Center (in Marcus Garvey Park)

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M058 Marcus Garvey Park 2014-02-15 2014-02-15 12:00 pm 12:45 pm 40.8052, -73.9434 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:21:12 EDT
<![CDATA[Pelham Fritz Fitness Marathon: Fitness Apps]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/15/pelham-fritz-fitness-marathon-fitness-apps1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/15/pelham-fritz-fitness-marathon-fitness-apps1 Date: February 15, 2014

Spend the day with someone you love...YOU! Visit Pelham Fritz Recreation Center for a packed day of free fitness events lasting until 3:00 p.m.

Learn how to use your smartphone to set and keep track of fitness goals!

Free and open to the public. For adults 18 and over.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 12:45 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1380

Location: Pelham Fritz Recreation Center (in Marcus Garvey Park)

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M058 Marcus Garvey Park 2014-02-15 2014-02-15 12:00 pm 12:45 pm 40.8052, -73.9434 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:21:12 EDT
<![CDATA[Fitness Bootcamp]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/15/fitness-bootcamp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/15/fitness-bootcamp Date: February 15, 2014

Come join in! Bootcamp is a total body workout that helps muscle tone, improve strength and endurance, and addresses muscle strength and endurance while keeping the heart rate up to burn calories and improve cardiovascular health

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-4793 x301

Location: Alley Athletic (in Alley Pond Park)

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2014-02-15 2014-02-15 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.7404, -73.7339 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:21:12 EDT
<![CDATA[Birding: Winter Birds]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/15/birding-winter-birds http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/15/birding-winter-birds Date: February 15, 2014

New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife. From falcons and salamanders, to deer and seals, wildlife viewing opportunities exist year-round in all of our parks and beaches. Our Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in New York City. Discover the amazing variety of birds that winter here in NYC. Birding programs are appropriate for all skill levels and beginners are welcome.

To enhance your experience we encourage you to bring binoculars and field guides, or ask a Ranger to borrow a pair.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

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

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B032 Fort Greene Park 2014-02-15 2014-02-15 1:00 pm 40.6922, -73.9748 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:21:12 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Photography: Winter Landscapes]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/15/nature-photography-winter-landscapes http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/15/nature-photography-winter-landscapes Date: February 15, 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) 548-0912

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2014-02-15 2014-02-15 1:00 pm 40.8911, -73.894 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:21:12 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Winter Nature Hike]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/15/family-winter-nature-hike http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/15/family-winter-nature-hike Date: February 15, 2014

Urban Park Rangers are role models who encourage children to let their imaginations run wild in a safe, supportive atmosphere. Bring the whole family as we take a leisurely hike through Central Park's North Woods.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-02-15 2014-02-15 1:00 pm 40.7971, -73.9515 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52af4edd88749.jpg Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:21:12 EDT
<![CDATA[Recycle-To-Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/15/recycletoart http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/15/recycletoart Date: February 15, 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 2014-02-15 2014-02-15 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:21:12 EDT
<![CDATA[Paper Arts & Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/15/paper-arts-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/15/paper-arts-crafts Date: February 15, 2014

Participants will have fun creating paper arts & crafts projects using multiple mediums. Projects may be origami, kirigami, decoupage, collage, etc.

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 2014-02-15 2014-02-15 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:21:12 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Dance and Fitness Infusion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/15/shape-up-nyc-dance-fitness-infusion http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/15/shape-up-nyc-dance-fitness-infusion Date: February 15, 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 2014-02-15 2014-02-15 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.6291, -74.1155 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:21:12 EDT
<![CDATA[Pelham Fritz Fitness Marathon: Core Zone]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/15/pelham-fritz-fitness-marathon-core-zone http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/15/pelham-fritz-fitness-marathon-core-zone Date: February 15, 2014

Spend the day with someone you love...YOU! Visit Pelham Fritz Recreation Center for a packed day of free fitness events lasting until 3:00 p.m.

Core Zone helps you gain core strength, flatten and tighten abdominals and increase your overall flexibility.

Free and open to the public. For adults 18 and over.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 1:45 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1380

Location: Pelham Fritz Recreation Center (in Marcus Garvey Park)

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M058 Marcus Garvey Park 2014-02-15 2014-02-15 1:00 pm 1:45 pm 40.8052, -73.9434 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:21:12 EDT
<![CDATA[Pelham Fritz Fitness Marathon: Fitness Machine Instruction]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/15/pelham-fritz-fitness-marathon-fitness-machine-instruction1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/15/pelham-fritz-fitness-marathon-fitness-machine-instruction1 Date: February 15, 2014

Spend the day with someone you love...you! Visit Pelham Fritz Recreation Center for a packed day of free fitness events lasting until 3:00 p.m.

Learn the proper way to use strength training and cardio machines, essential knowledge for getting better, safer results.

Free and open to the public. For adults 18 and over.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 1:45 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1380

Location: Pelham Fritz Recreation Center (in Marcus Garvey Park)

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M058 Marcus Garvey Park 2014-02-15 2014-02-15 1:00 pm 1:45 pm 40.8052, -73.9434 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:21:12 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids Enjoy Exercise Now (KEEN)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/15/kids-enjoy-exercise-now-keen http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/15/kids-enjoy-exercise-now-keen Date: February 15, 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 2014-02-15 2014-02-15 1:00 pm 3:45 pm 40.7565, -73.9651 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:21:12 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/15/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/15/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour Date: February 15, 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: 2:00 pm

End time: 2:45 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

Location: William Tecumseh Sherman Statue (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-02-15 2014-02-15 2:00 pm 2:45 pm 40.7646, -73.9731 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52a0f1200485b.jpg Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:21:12 EDT
<![CDATA[Pelham Fritz Fitness Marathon: Yoga Stretch]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/15/pelham-fritz-fitness-marathon-yoga-stretch http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/15/pelham-fritz-fitness-marathon-yoga-stretch Date: February 15, 2014

Spend the day with someone you love...YOU! Visit Pelham Fritz Recreation Center for a packed day of free fitness events lasting until 3:00 p.m.

Yoga Stretch is a low-intensity work out combining elements of yoga with a focus on stretching muscles. It increases flexibility and enhances mindfulness.

Free and open to the public. For adults 18 and over.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 2:45 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1380

Location: Pelham Fritz Recreation Center (in Marcus Garvey Park)

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M058 Marcus Garvey Park 2014-02-15 2014-02-15 2:00 pm 2:45 pm 40.8052, -73.9434 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:21:12 EDT
<![CDATA[Pelham Fritz Fitness Marathon: Line Dancing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/15/pelham-fritz-fitness-marathon-line-dancing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/15/pelham-fritz-fitness-marathon-line-dancing Date: February 15, 2014

Spend the day with someone you love...YOU! Visit Pelham Fritz Recreation Center for a packed day of free fitness events lasting until 3:00 p.m.

Learn to line dance, or if you're already familiar, come for a fun-filled session! Dancing is one of the most exciting ways to exercise; you won't even notice the time pass.

Free and open to the public. For adults 18 and over.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 2:45 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1380

Location: Pelham Fritz Recreation Center (in Marcus Garvey Park)

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M058 Marcus Garvey Park 2014-02-15 2014-02-15 2:00 pm 2:45 pm 40.8052, -73.9434 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:21:12 EDT
<![CDATA[Pelham Fritz Fitness Marathon: Fitness Apps]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/15/pelham-fritz-fitness-marathon-fitness-apps2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/15/pelham-fritz-fitness-marathon-fitness-apps2 Date: February 15, 2014

Spend the day with someone you love...you! Visit Pelham Fritz Recreation Center for a packed day of free fitness events lasting until 3:00 p.m.

Learn how to use your smartphone to set and keep track of fitness goals!

Free and open to the public. For adults 18 and over.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 2:45 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1380

Location: Pelham Fritz Recreation Center (in Marcus Garvey Park)

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M058 Marcus Garvey Park 2014-02-15 2014-02-15 2:00 pm 2:45 pm 40.8052, -73.9434 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:21:12 EDT
<![CDATA[6th Annual Chocolate Day: Eliza's "Miss Havisham" Tea]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/15/6th-annual-chocolate-day-elizas-miss-havisham-tea http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/15/6th-annual-chocolate-day-elizas-miss-havisham-tea Date: February 15, 2014

Mrs. Jumel invites guests for a Valentine’s Day soiree they’ll never forget. We’re all a little mad at this tea party, as guests will interact with Madame Jumel and her friends. Be sure to come in your finest attire, Eliza is very particular about her tea parties.

The event is appropriate for adults, and families with children age 10 and up.

Tickets are $40 per person. Pre-paid advanced registration is required. Call (212) 923-8008 to register.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 923-8008

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

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M073 Roger Morris Park 2014-02-15 2014-02-15 3:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.8345, -73.9385 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52f3bb9a411a8.jpg Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:21:12 EDT
<![CDATA[Tavern Concerts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/15/tavern-concerts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/15/tavern-concerts Date: February 15, 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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2014-02-15 2014-02-15 6:00 pm 40.5698, -74.1448 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:21:12 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: “Get the Picture?”]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/16/art-in-the-garden-get-the-picture3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/16/art-in-the-garden-get-the-picture3 Date: February 16, 2014

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-02-16 2014-02-16 8:00 am 4:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:21:12 EDT
<![CDATA[Whimsical Winter Wonderland exhibit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/16/whimsical-winter-wonderland-exhibit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/16/whimsical-winter-wonderland-exhibit Date: February 16, 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 2014-02-16 2014-02-16 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/529f4213e26e9.jpg Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:21:12 EDT
<![CDATA[Close: A Journey in Scotland at The New York Botanical Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/16/close-a-journey-in-scotland-at-the-new-york-botanical-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/16/close-a-journey-in-scotland-at-the-new-york-botanical-garden Date: February 16, 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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2014-02-16 2014-02-16 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:21:12 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Central Park Tour: Northern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/16/central-park-tour-northern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/16/central-park-tour-northern-welcome-tour Date: February 16, 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 2014-02-16 2014-02-16 12:00 pm 12:45 pm 40.7943, -73.9512 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52a0ef96a6454.jpg Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:21:12 EDT
<![CDATA[New York and the American Revolution]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/16/new-york-and-the-american-revolution http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/16/new-york-and-the-american-revolution Date: February 16, 2014

Urban Park Rangers specialize in interpretation of historic turning points, both natural and manmade, in our city’s long history. On this walking tour learn about the battles, heroes, and British Occupation of New York during the American Revolutionary War.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 548-0912

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2014-02-16 2014-02-16 1:00 pm 40.8911, -73.894 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:21:12 EDT
<![CDATA[Exploring Our Climate]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/16/exploring-our-climate http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/16/exploring-our-climate Date: February 16, 2014

Understanding our climate helps us prepare our city for a more sustainable future.

Our Urban Park Rangers will introduce you to these important scientific concepts that will help you prepare for the future. Our climate programs explore topics like climate change, global warming and concepts of sustainability.

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 2014-02-16 2014-02-16 1:00 pm 40.5309, -74.1778 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52a9e624623e0.jpg Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:21:12 EDT
<![CDATA[Black & White Winter Art Drawing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/16/black-white-winter-art-drawing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/16/black-white-winter-art-drawing Date: February 16, 2014

Our Urban Park Ranger Nature Art programs allow you to interpret the natural world through artistic expression, while learning about the local environment. Art programs may include drawing, painting, and nature art projects. All supplies are provided unless otherwise indicated. All art programs are family friendly, but may be challenging for younger children.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Belvedere Castle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-02-16 2014-02-16 1:00 pm 40.7793, -73.9691 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:21:12 EDT
<![CDATA[Birding: Owls]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/16/birding-owls http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/16/birding-owls Date: February 16, 2014

Our Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in New York City.

Birding programs are appropriate for all skill levels and beginners are welcome. To enhance your experience we encourage you to bring binoculars and field guides, or ask a Ranger to borrow a pair.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Alley Pond Park Adventure Center (in Alley Pond Park)

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2014-02-16 2014-02-16 1:00 pm 40.7428, -73.7359 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:21:12 EDT
<![CDATA[Wave Hill Garden & Conservatory Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/16/garden-conservatory-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/16/garden-conservatory-highlights-walk Date: February 16, 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 2014-02-16 2014-02-16 2:00 pm 40.8991, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52c5daf628e99.jpg Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:21:12 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Views From the Past]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/16/central-park-tour-views-from-the-past http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/16/central-park-tour-views-from-the-past Date: February 16, 2014

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: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2014-02-16 2014-02-16 2:00 pm 3:15 pm 40.7691, -73.9741 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52a0f3d80ab7e.jpg Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:21:12 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: “Get the Picture?”]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/17/art-in-the-garden-get-the-picture3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/17/art-in-the-garden-get-the-picture3 Date: February 17, 2014

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-02-17 2014-02-17 8:00 am 4:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:21:12 EDT
<![CDATA[Whimsical Winter Wonderland exhibit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/17/whimsical-winter-wonderland-exhibit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/17/whimsical-winter-wonderland-exhibit Date: February 17, 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 2014-02-17 2014-02-17 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/529f4213e26e9.jpg Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:21:12 EDT
<![CDATA[Arsenal Gallery Black History Month Exhibition: The March]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/17/arsenal-gallery-exhibtion-the-march1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/17/arsenal-gallery-exhibtion-the-march1 Date: February 17, 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 2014-02-17 2014-02-17 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:21:12 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Chair Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/17/shape-up-nyc-chair-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/17/shape-up-nyc-chair-aerobics Date: February 17, 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 2014-02-17 2014-02-17 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.8108, -73.9147 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:21:12 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids' Week in Inwood Hill Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/17/kids-week3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/17/kids-week3 Date: February 17, 2014

School is out! Get outside and get excited!

Take the kids to the park to enjoy a variety of nature programs.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 304-2365

Location: Payson Park House (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2014-02-17 2014-02-17 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.8673, -73.929 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:21:12 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/17/shape-up-nyc-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/17/shape-up-nyc-aerobics Date: February 17, 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 2014-02-17 2014-02-17 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.6291, -74.1155 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:21:12 EDT
<![CDATA[Chair Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/17/chair-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/17/chair-yoga Date: February 17, 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 2014-02-17 2014-02-17 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7361, -73.9757 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:21:12 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Chair Toning]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/17/shape-up-nyc-chair-toning http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/17/shape-up-nyc-chair-toning Date: February 17, 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 2014-02-17 2014-02-17 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.8108, -73.9147 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:21:12 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Tax Preparation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/17/free-tax-preparation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/17/free-tax-preparation Date: February 17, 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 2014-02-17 2014-02-17 10:30 am 2:30 pm 40.8406, -73.8428 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:21:12 EDT
<![CDATA[Monday Movement]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/17/monday-movement http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/17/monday-movement Date: February 17, 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 2014-02-17 2014-02-17 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.6566, -73.902 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:21:12 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids' Week in the Bronx]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/17/kids-week-in-crotona-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/17/kids-week-in-crotona-park Date: February 17, 2014

School is out! Get outside and get excited!

Take the kids to the park to enjoy a variety of nature programs.

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 2014-02-17 2014-02-17 1:00 pm 40.837, -73.8934 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:21:12 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids' Week in Brooklyn]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/17/kids-week1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/17/kids-week1 Date: February 17, 2014

School is out! Get outside and get excited!

Take the kids to the park to enjoy a variety of nature programs.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Salt Marsh Nature Center (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2014-02-17 2014-02-17 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.6047, -73.9298 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:21:12 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids' Week in Staten Island]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/17/kids-week2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/17/kids-week2 Date: February 17, 2014

School is out! Get outside and get excited!

Take the kids to the park to enjoy a variety of nature programs.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

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

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R119 Blue Heron Park 2014-02-17 2014-02-17 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.5309, -74.1778 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:21:12 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids' Week in Fort Totten Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/17/kids-week5 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/17/kids-week5 Date: February 17, 2014

School is out! Get outside and get excited!

Take the kids to the park to enjoy a variety of nature programs.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Fort Totten Visitor's Center (in Fort Totten Park)

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Q458 Fort Totten Park 2014-02-17 2014-02-17 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.7952, -73.7784 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:21:12 EDT
<![CDATA[Brooklyn Winter Movie Series: Monsters University]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/17/brooklyn-winter-movie-series-monsters-university http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/17/brooklyn-winter-movie-series-monsters-university Date: February 17, 2014

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

In Monsters University, catch a glimpse of Mike and Sully's friendship in college - when they weren't the best of friends!

Open to the public. Free popcorn!

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 485-4633

Location: Brownsville Recreation Center (in Brownsville Playground)

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B270 Brownsville Playground 2014-02-17 2014-02-17 1:00 pm 40.6566, -73.902 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:21:12 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids' Week in Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/17/kids-week4 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/17/kids-week4 Date: February 17, 2014

School is out! Get outside and get excited!

Take the kids to the park to enjoy a variety of nature programs.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Belvedere Castle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-02-17 2014-02-17 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.7793, -73.9691 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:21:12 EDT
<![CDATA[Beginner Hockey Clinic (Registration Full)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/17/beginner-hockey-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/17/beginner-hockey-clinic Date: February 17, 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 2014-02-17 2014-02-17 4:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.7964, -73.9547 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:21:12 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Kettlebell, Core and Conditioning]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/17/shape-up-nyc-kettlebell-core-and-conditioning http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/17/shape-up-nyc-kettlebell-core-and-conditioning Date: February 17, 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 2014-02-17 2014-02-17 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.6291, -74.1155 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:21:12 EDT