NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2015 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 Sun, 29 Mar 2015 20:55:57 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[Family Art Project: A Desert Under Glass]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/21/family-art-project-a-desert-under-glass http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/21/family-art-project-a-desert-under-glass Date: February 21, 2015

Go on a visit to Wave Hill’s Cactus and Succulent House—housed in one wing of the Marco Polo Stufano Conservatory—and leave winter behind.

Spend some time sketching and painting our exotic desert dwellers, then, using sand and tempera paint, make a desert mirage.

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-02-21 2015-02-21 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8987, -73.9125 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54c144965e4c4.jpg Mon, 02 Feb 2015 13:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC Body Sculpting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/21/shape-up-nyc-body-sculpting http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/21/shape-up-nyc-body-sculpting Date: February 21, 2015

This total body workout addresses muscle strength and endurance while keeping the heart rate up to burn calories. Enjoy fun, continuous movement to great music.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-02-21 2015-02-21 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:13 EST
<![CDATA[Tai Chi Chuan]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/21/tai-chi-chuan http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/21/tai-chi-chuan Date: February 21, 2015

Quiet like a mountain, moving like a river, Tai Chi is a sequence of gentle movements based on images found in nature. In this hour-long class, Irving Yee, a member of the William CC Chen Tai Chi School, introduces students to the internal martial arts and promotes an awareness of its benefits. Sessions are held indoors in winter.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-02-21 2015-02-21 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.8991, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54c65bd78379e.jpg Mon, 26 Jan 2015 16:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Oak Ridge Open House]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/21/oak-ridge-open-house http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/21/oak-ridge-open-house Date: February 21, 2015

Do you need a place to hold a private event? The Forest Park Trust, Inc. is hosting an open house for Oak Ridge, which will feature rental information, availability and party planning suggestions. Guests who make a deposit during the open house with this email will receive a discount.

RSVP by emailing nicole.gamory@parks.nyc.gov with the subject Open House RSVP.

For directions or additional information please call Nicole Gamory at (718) 235-4100 ext.305

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 235-4100 ext 305

Location: Oak Ridge (Forest Park Headquarters) (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2015-02-21 2015-02-21 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.696, -73.8665 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 19:00:12 EST
<![CDATA[Momofuku Milk Bar Pop-Up in Madison Square Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/21/momofuku-milk-bar-popup-in-madison-square-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/21/momofuku-milk-bar-popup-in-madison-square-park Date: February 21, 2015

This temporary sweets shop will feature cereal-milk hot chocolate, hot cider with miso butterscotch, birthday cake truffles, and much more.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Madison Square Park

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M052 Madison Square Park 2015-02-21 2015-02-21 10:00 am 8:00 pm 40.7413, -73.9884 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54c9699f66c06.jpg Wed, 28 Jan 2015 19:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Love Your Body Fitness Marathon]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/21/love-you-body-fitness-marathon http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/21/love-you-body-fitness-marathon Date: February 21, 2015

Show some love to the most important person in your life…YOU!

Go the distance with five hours of free fitness classes. Or stop in anytime! There are classes available for both adults and children.

Participants should wear fitness attire, including sneakers.

This event is free and open to the public! For more information, please call Pelham Fritz Recreation Center at (212) 860-1380 or email LaSharn.Cooper@parks.nyc.gov.

Fitness schedule

10:00 – 10:45 am:

Zumba (Backstage Room)
Children’s Zumba (Multipurpose Room)

10:50 – 11:30 am:

No Weights Workout (Backstage Room)
Bodyweight Pilates (Multipurpose Room)

11:35 am – 12:15 pm:

Power Up Conditioning (Backstage Room)
High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) (Multipurpose Room)

12:00 – 3:00 pm:

Spinning (Bike Room)

12:20 – 1:15 pm:

Children’s Dance (Backstage Room)
Step Aerobics (Multipurpose Room)

1:15 – 1:55 pm:

Beat it Cardio (Backstage Room)
Body Conditioning (Multipurpose Room)

2:00 – 3:00 pm:

Yoga (Backstage Room)
Line Dancing (Multipurpose Room)

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1380

Location: Pelham Fritz Recreation Center

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2015-02-21 2015-02-21 10:00 am 3:00 pm 40.805, -73.945 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54bea91ae0c78.JPG Thu, 19 Feb 2015 16:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[International Food Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/21/international-food-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/21/international-food-day Date: February 21, 2015

In recognition of Black History Month we will be hosting an International Food Day. Join us and enjoy a variety of foods from various cultures savoring your taste buds.

Also don't forget to check out our Black History Presentation Board featuring people who contributed to society and the special "Did You Know" weekly feature throughout the month.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 667-3545

Location: Greenbelt Recreation Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2015-02-21 2015-02-21 10:30 am 2:00 pm 40.5926, -74.1358 Thu, 12 Feb 2015 17:00:12 EST
<![CDATA[Dickens Picture Book Reading & Art Project with T.T. Tyler]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/21/dickens-picture-book-reading-art-project-with-tt-tyler http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/21/dickens-picture-book-reading-art-project-with-tt-tyler Date: February 21, 2015

Enjoy a Dickens picture book story and have fun creating art with T.T.Tyler (ages 3 & up).

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-02-21 2015-02-21 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 02 Feb 2015 13:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[ESL Intermediate Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/21/esl-intermediate http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/21/esl-intermediate Date: February 21, 2015

Spanish-speaking adults will learn the basic structure of reading and writing English from a certified ESL instructor.

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-02-21 2015-02-21 11:30 am 12:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 19:00:10 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Northern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/21/central-park-tour-northern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/21/central-park-tour-northern-welcome-tour Date: February 21, 2015

See the park’s northernmost highlights on this walk from Conservatory Garden, along the Harlem Meer and past the North Woods. The route is easy to negotiate, a few stairs.

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 12:45 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2015-02-21 2015-02-21 12:00 pm 12:45 pm 40.7943, -73.9512 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52a0ef96a6454.jpg Mon, 29 Dec 2014 19:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Introduction to Bird Watching]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/21/introduction-to-bird-watching http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/21/introduction-to-bird-watching Date: February 21, 2015

Look! Up in the sky, it’s a bird! But what kind of bird is it? Join the Prospect Park Alliance to learn about the magnificent array of birds that call Prospect Park home.

Led by the Brooklyn Bird Club.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-02-21 2015-02-21 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 Wed, 18 Mar 2015 13:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Sunset Park Lunar New Year Celebration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/21/sunset-park-lunar-new-year-celebration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/21/sunset-park-lunar-new-year-celebration Date: February 21, 2015

Welcome the Lunar New Year at Sunset Park Recreation Center! This annual event features Chinese folk performances, martial arts demonstrations, games for children, giveaways, and the Lion Dance.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 972-0567

Location: Sunset Park Recreation Center (in Sunset Park)

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B087 Sunset Park 2015-02-21 2015-02-21 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.648, -74.0037 Tue, 17 Feb 2015 14:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Citizenship Classes for Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/21/citizenship-classes-for-adults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/21/citizenship-classes-for-adults Date: February 21, 2015

In this class, students will review sample citizenship questions as well as practice English comprehension, pronunciation, and listening skills.

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-02-21 2015-02-21 12:30 pm 1:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 19:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Dickens: A Celebration in Pictures Closing Reception & Panel Dicussion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/21/dickens-a-celebration-in-pictures-closing-reception-panel-dicussion http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/21/dickens-a-celebration-in-pictures-closing-reception-panel-dicussion Date: February 21, 2015

Meet and greet the artists for the closing reception and panel discussion of Dickens: A Celebration In Pictures exhibiton. If you haven't seen it yet, don't miss this opportunity to hear the artists speak with the show's curator, Donna Miskend.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-02-21 2015-02-21 1:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 04 Feb 2015 18:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Streetcars Making A Comeback In The Bronx?]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/21/streetcar-comback-in-the-bronx-free-public-lecture http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/21/streetcar-comback-in-the-bronx-free-public-lecture Date: February 21, 2015

Once ubiquitous in American cities, modern streetcars are making a comeback all across the nation. Are they right for The Bronx?

Bob Diamond, Chairman of the Brooklyn Historic Railroad Association, will discuss the feasibility of new streetcar lines for the Bronx, which will also include a look back at the Bronx's historical transportation systems.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 881-8900

Location: The Bronx County Archives

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2015-02-21 2015-02-21 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.8784, -73.8797 Thu, 19 Feb 2015 16:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Lunar New Year Celebration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/21/lunar-new-year-celebration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/21/lunar-new-year-celebration Date: February 21, 2015

After watching the Flushing Lunar New Year Parade, come to Queens Botanical Garden for children's craft activities and celebrate the Year of the Sheep!

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-02-21 2015-02-21 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Tue, 17 Feb 2015 14:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Nature's Workshop: Owls and Pellets]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/21/natures-workshop-owls-and-pellets http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/21/natures-workshop-owls-and-pellets Date: February 21, 2015

Urban Park Rangers Nature Centers are your gateway to New York City parks. Each serves as an in-park community center for public education, recreational activities, and environmental studies. The centers serve as starting points for walking tours and workshop sites for educational programs for the whole family.

This winter, join us for the Nature's Workshop series. Each program in this series explores its topic in depth and allows you to develop a skill, participate in a hands-on project, and indulge your curiosity. All supplies provided.

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 2015-02-21 2015-02-21 1:00 pm 40.5309, -74.1778 Mon, 02 Feb 2015 13:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Winter Workspace Open Studios]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/21/winter-workspace-open-studios http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/21/winter-workspace-open-studios Date: February 21, 2015

For the sixth winter, Glyndor Gallery is transformed into studio spaces for artists to develop new work and offer opportunities for public interaction in the context of the garden. Individual artists share their studio practice with the public on this open studio day. Artists include Julian Chams, Beatrice Glow, Nicolas Dumit Estevez, Fay Ku, Julia Oldham, Ivan Stojakovic, Alisha Wessler and Saya Woolfalk. Registration not required for this drop-in event. Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Glyndor Gallery (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-02-21 2015-02-21 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.8989, -73.9119 Mon, 26 Jan 2015 16:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Le Petit Zen Art - Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/21/le-petit-zen-artadults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/21/le-petit-zen-artadults Date: February 21, 2015

Participants (16 years old - adult) will create small works of art utilizing multiple mediums.

Works will be created on surfaces measuring 4"x6" or less, utilizing, both conventional and non-conventional materials.

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-02-21 2015-02-21 1:30 pm 3:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 04 Dec 2014 11:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Paper Arts & Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/21/paper-arts-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/21/paper-arts-crafts Date: February 21, 2015

Participants of all ages have fun creating paper arts and crafts. Projects may include origami, kirigami, decoupage, and collage.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-02-21 2015-02-21 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Tue, 06 Jan 2015 13:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Wintry Stroll]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/21/wintry-stroll http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/21/wintry-stroll Date: February 21, 2015

Enjoy the Nature Center Trail with its many silhouetted trees that uncover the hidden mysteries that can only be seen in the winter season.

This leisurely-paced walk will last about one hour and give an opportunity to explore many of nature’s clues, from animal tracks to tree buds.

Suitable for ages 7 and up. Registration is required.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2015-02-21 2015-02-21 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.5884, -74.1391 Mon, 09 Feb 2015 14:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/21/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/21/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: February 21, 2015

See some of the park's most iconic places, like Bethesda Terrace and the Lake, and learn about its history, design, and magnificent restoration of these landscapes.

Space is limited; advance ticket purchase is recommended. Tickets are available for purchase 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 30 m.p.h. or more, snowstorms, and a wind chill below 25 degrees or heat index above 95 degrees).

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2015-02-21 2015-02-21 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.7691, -73.9741 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/549d9639c1b0c.jpg Mon, 29 Dec 2014 18:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Remembering Yesterday: Queens and Its World's Fairs]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/21/remembering-yesterday-queens-and-its-worlds-fairs http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/21/remembering-yesterday-queens-and-its-worlds-fairs Date: February 21, 2015

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

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

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 939-0647

Location: Kingsland Homestead

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2015-02-21 2015-02-21 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.7637, -73.824 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/539f45af106a7.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:08 EST
<![CDATA[Special Interactive Tour for Families: A Child’s View of Life in 19th Century New York]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/21/special-interactive-tour-for-families-a-childs-view-of-life-in-19th-century-new-york http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/21/special-interactive-tour-for-families-a-childs-view-of-life-in-19th-century-new-york Date: February 21, 2015

29 East Fourth Street was home not only to the eight Tredwell children, but also to two young granddaughters. Come tour the house and learn what life was like for children (and adults) in the 1850s, from schoolwork and chores to games and play. Could you carry a bucket of coal up steep stairs? Do you have a calling card? A top hat? What, no hoop skirt? How did you take a bath? And penmanship really, really mattered.

Start time: 3:30 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 777-1089

Location: Merchant's House Museum

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M318 Merchant's House Museum 2015-02-21 2015-02-21 3:30 pm 40.7277, -73.9923 Wed, 04 Feb 2015 18:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Conference House Cinema 'Film Noir': Casablanca]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/21/conference-house-cinema-film-noir-casablanca http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/21/conference-house-cinema-film-noir-casablanca Date: February 21, 2015

Conference House Park and the Conference House Association are pleased to announce the launch of the Conference House Cinema "Mid-month Matinee Film Noir" series. The monthly screenings of Hollywood's classic "film noir" award-winning movies will run from February through June.

The screenings will take place in the historic Conference House lower meeting room/kitchen. All films will start at 4 p.m.

February's installment is the 1942 classic "Casablanca", starring Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

Location: Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2015-02-21 2015-02-21 4:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.502, -74.2514 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54dbbdbbc565f.jpg Fri, 13 Feb 2015 14:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[The Night Sky]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/21/the-night-sky http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/21/the-night-sky Date: February 21, 2015

Our Urban Park Rangers will be your guides to the solar system, discussing the science, history, and folklore of the universe.

Night Sky programs highlight the history and folklore of the solar system, using the naked eye to locate stars and planets.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

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

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Q458 Fort Totten Park 2015-02-21 2015-02-21 6:00 pm 40.7952, -73.7784 Mon, 02 Feb 2015 13:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Lunar New Year at Prospect Park Zoo]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/21/lunar-new-year-at-prospect-park-zoo http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/21/lunar-new-year-at-prospect-park-zoo Date: February 21, 2015

The WCS’s (Wildlife Conservation Society) Prospect Park Zoo is celebrating the year of the sheep with special activities to ring in the Lunar New Year.

Activities include:

Meet the Sheep - 12:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.
Meet-and-greets with the zoo's Cotswold and Jacob's four-horned sheep will take place in celebration of the Year of the Sheep.

Puppet Show - 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.
Chinese Theatre Works will present “Hao Bang Ah, Sheep!,” a sheep-themed puppet show.

Lunar New Year Zodiac Scavenger Hunt - 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Visitors will use a scavenger hunt map to search for answers about zoo animals that might also be represented in the lunar zodiac. Those who complete the hunt will receive a prize.

Calligraphy - 11: 30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Professional artists will discuss the importance of calligraphy in Chinese and other Asian cultures, and show visitors how to say their names in Chinese.

Crafts - 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Paper lantern and red money envelope crafting are part of the weekend’s festivities.

WCS China: A Photo Gallery
WCS works extensively throughout China to protect local wildlife and habitats. This new gallery will be a photographic look at some of WCS China’s major projects throughout the years.

Start time: 11:30 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 399-7339

Location: Prospect Park Zoo (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-02-21 2015-02-21 11:30 pm 4:00 pm 40.6653, -73.9654 Tue, 17 Feb 2015 14:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[2014 Emerging Artist Fellowship Exhibition at Socrates Sculpture Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/22/eaf14-2014-emerging-artist-fellowship-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/22/eaf14-2014-emerging-artist-fellowship-exhibition Date: February 22, 2015

The annual Emerging Artist Fellowship (EAF) Exhibition is a cornerstone of Socrates Sculpture Park’s visual arts programming and is widely acclaimed for the ambition, breadth, and innovation of the works on view. Featuring fifteen artists, EAF14 is a survey of the compelling and diverse state of sculpture today.

Each EAF14 artist has engaged with the larger narrative of public space in a dynamic and daring way, building upon Socrates Sculpture Park’s goal to present socially aware, inspiring art in the public realm. EAF14 artists were selected through a highly competitive process that attracted a broad field of nearly 300 candidates, reviewed by the park’s curatorial advisors Anne Barlow (Executive Director, Art in General) and Joe Sheftel (Joe Sheftel Gallery, New York). Selected EAF14 artists were awarded a 2014 Emerging Artist Fellowship, including 24/7 access to the park’s outdoor studio and facilities, as well as the financial, technical, and curatorial support to realize his or her most ambitious work possible.

Image credit: Jordan Griska. Dolos. 2014 Emerging Artist Fellowship Exhibition, Socrates Sculpture Park (Queens, 2014). Photo: Nate Dorr.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: Katie Denny Horowitz

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2015-02-22 2015-02-22 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7687, -73.9369 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54b55480939aa.JPG Tue, 13 Jan 2015 18:00:13 EST
<![CDATA[Art In the Garden: Paul Lin & Botanical Therapeutic Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/22/art-in-the-garden-paul-lin-botanical-therapeutic-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/22/art-in-the-garden-paul-lin-botanical-therapeutic-art Date: February 22, 2015

Blending fine art and traditional crafts, Lin explores natural materials, transforming them into stunning landscapes and portraits. Watch for news about an art workshop and closing reception in the Spring Calendar and on our website

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-02-22 2015-02-22 9:00 am 4:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Mon, 15 Dec 2014 18:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: A Desert Under Glass]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/22/family-art-project-a-desert-under-glass http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/22/family-art-project-a-desert-under-glass Date: February 22, 2015

Go on a visit to Wave Hill’s Cactus and Succulent House—housed in one wing of the Marco Polo Stufano Conservatory—and leave winter behind.

Spend some time sketching and painting our exotic desert dwellers, then, using sand and tempera paint, make a desert mirage.

Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-02-22 2015-02-22 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8987, -73.9125 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54c144cb3f405.jpg Mon, 02 Feb 2015 13:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Momofuku Milk Bar Pop-Up in Madison Square Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/22/momofuku-milk-bar-popup-in-madison-square-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/22/momofuku-milk-bar-popup-in-madison-square-park Date: February 22, 2015

This temporary sweets shop will feature cereal-milk hot chocolate, hot cider with miso butterscotch, birthday cake truffles, and much more.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Madison Square Park

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M052 Madison Square Park 2015-02-22 2015-02-22 10:00 am 8:00 pm 40.7413, -73.9884 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54c9699f66c06.jpg Wed, 28 Jan 2015 19:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Hatha Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/22/hatha-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/22/hatha-yoga Date: February 22, 2015

Reduce stress and increase your energy by focusing on your posture, breath, mind, body, and spirit.

Classes are led by Yoga for Bliss Director Neem Dewji and other certified instructors. Classes last for 75 minutes. Ms. Dewji is certified in Hatha and Therapeutic Yoga from The Yoga for Health Foundation, England, and The Integral Yoga Institute, NYC.

All levels welcome. Sessions are held indoors in winter.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-02-22 2015-02-22 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8991, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54c147ea73795.jpg Fri, 23 Jan 2015 18:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Youth Wheelchair Basketball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/22/youth-wheelchair-basketball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/22/youth-wheelchair-basketball Date: February 22, 2015

NYC Parks' Chelsea Recreation Center is starting a new sports program for children with physical disabilities ages 6-21. Come out and learn to play wheelchair basketball with the New York Rollin' Fury! There are sportschairs available for use at Chelsea Recreation Center, if needed.

For more information, contact Emmanuel Diaz at Emmanuel.Diaz@parks.nyc.gov or (212) 255-3705.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 255-3705

Location: Chelsea Recreation Center

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M260 Chelsea Recreation Center 2015-02-22 2015-02-22 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.7483, -74.0022 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:57 EST
<![CDATA[Meditation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/22/meditation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/22/meditation Date: February 22, 2015

Let nature inspire you to find your center and reconnect with your true self using guided mindfulness and other meditation practices. Each session includes instruction in simple techniques, followed by guided meditations.

Led by Yoga for Bliss director Neem Dewji and other qualified instructors. Sessions are held indoors. All levels welcome.

Start time: 11:45 am

End time: 12:45 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-02-22 2015-02-22 11:45 am 12:45 pm 40.8991, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54c1486d61d86.jpg Fri, 23 Jan 2015 18:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: West Side Stories]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/22/central-park-tour-west-side-stories http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/22/central-park-tour-west-side-stories Date: February 22, 2015

Discover some of the secret spots that West Siders know all-too-well: a lost village, a poetic garden, the Oak Bridge, and a tear drop-shaped landscape that memorializes a fallen musical icon. The route involves moderate inclines and a few stairs.

Space is limited; advance ticket purchase is recommended. Tickets are available onsite for purchase by 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 30 m.p.h. or more, snowstorms, and a wind chill below 25 degrees or heat index above 95 degrees).

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

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

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M010 Central Park 2015-02-22 2015-02-22 12:00 pm 1:30 pm 40.782, -73.9714 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51d70601d1d92.jpg Mon, 29 Dec 2014 19:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Knot Tying Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/22/knot-tying http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/22/knot-tying Date: February 22, 2015

Our Urban Park Rangers are skilled in the techniques and development of diverse outdoor skills Learn tips and tricks that will enhance your knowledge of the natural world, and might just save your life. Knots, hitches, lashings; discover the diversity and practical uses of knots in the outdoors. All programs are family friendly, but are recommended for ages 8 years and older.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Forest Park Visitor Center (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2015-02-22 2015-02-22 1:00 pm 40.7007, -73.855 Fri, 19 Dec 2014 18:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[16th Chinatown Lunar New Year Parade and Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/22/16th-chinatown-lunar-new-year-parade-and-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/22/16th-chinatown-lunar-new-year-parade-and-festival Date: February 22, 2015

Celebrate the year of the goat!

Join the excitement through the streets in celebration of Lunar New Year. The parade starts at Canal Street and Mott Street and ends in Sara D. Roosevelt Park. See a map of the parade route here.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Canal Street and Mott Street

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2015-02-22 2015-02-22 1:00 pm 40.7168, -73.9978 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54e3829b6a72d.jpg Tue, 17 Feb 2015 14:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Nature's Workshop: Taste of Nature]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/22/natures-workshop-taste-of-nature http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/22/natures-workshop-taste-of-nature Date: February 22, 2015

Urban Park Rangers Nature Centers are your gateway to New York City parks. Each serve as an in-park community center for public education, recreational activities, and environmental studies. This winter, join us for the Nature's Workshop series. Each program in this series explores its topic in depth and allows you to develop a skill, participate in a hands-on project, and indulge your curiosity.

During this workshop, you will learn about the suprising origins of everday food. Discover how many familiar tastes are created with common plants.

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 2015-02-22 2015-02-22 1:00 pm 40.8911, -73.894 Tue, 17 Feb 2015 19:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Garden and Conservatory Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/22/garden-and-conservatory-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/22/garden-and-conservatory-highlights-walk Date: February 22, 2015

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

Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-02-22 2015-02-22 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.8987, -73.9125 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54c14330621b1.jpg Fri, 23 Jan 2015 18:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/22/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/22/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour Date: February 22, 2015

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

Travel past the Pond and Gapstow Bridge, and onto the Dairy on this trip through the southern Central Park highlights. The 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 or heat index above 95 degrees).

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 2:45 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

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

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M010 Central Park 2015-02-22 2015-02-22 2:00 pm 2:45 pm 40.7655, -73.9722 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/549d96851868a.jpg Sun, 22 Feb 2015 12:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Barking Up the Right Tree]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/22/barking-up-the-right-tree http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/22/barking-up-the-right-tree Date: February 22, 2015

A tree's bark is one of the many features that makes tree unique, and it is the best way to tell trees apart in the wintertime.

Join the Greenbelt Educators on a hike along the Nature Center Trail to see how many different types of trees we can find by sight, touch, or smell of the bark!

We will then capture the beauty of winter trees with a craft. This program is suitable for ages 7 and up.

Registration and pre-payment required.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2015-02-22 2015-02-22 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.5884, -74.1391 Mon, 09 Feb 2015 14:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Concert: Zodiac Trio]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/22/concert-zodiac-trio http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/22/concert-zodiac-trio Date: February 22, 2015

The members of the Zodiac Trio, an engaging young group (clarinet, violin, piano), were mentored by legendary violinist Isidore Cohen of the Beaux Arts Trio and the adventurous clarinetist David Krakauer.

Today, the Zodiac Trio enjoys an international concert schedule that spans three continents and presents an eclectic repertoire that mixes contemporary with the traditional. Described by Radio France as a “breathtaking ensemble of virtuosity and sensitivity,” the Trio performs Stravinsky’s Histoire du Soldat and Paul Schoenfield’s lively, klezmer-inspired work.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-02-22 2015-02-22 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.8987, -73.9125 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54c148d682bbb.jpg Fri, 23 Jan 2015 18:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Remembering Yesterday: Queens and Its World's Fairs]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/22/remembering-yesterday-queens-and-its-worlds-fairs http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/22/remembering-yesterday-queens-and-its-worlds-fairs Date: February 22, 2015

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

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

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 939-0647

Location: Kingsland Homestead

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2015-02-22 2015-02-22 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.7637, -73.824 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/539f45af106a7.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:08 EST
<![CDATA[The Night Sky]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/22/the-night-sky http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/22/the-night-sky Date: February 22, 2015

Our Urban Park Rangers will be your guides to the solar system, discussing the science, history, and folklore of the universe.

Night Sky programs highlight the history and folklore of the solar system, using the naked eye to locate stars and planets.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-02-22 2015-02-22 7:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 Thu, 19 Feb 2015 16:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Lunar New Year at Prospect Park Zoo]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/22/lunar-new-year-at-prospect-park-zoo http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/22/lunar-new-year-at-prospect-park-zoo Date: February 22, 2015

The WCS’s (Wildlife Conservation Society) Prospect Park Zoo is celebrating the year of the sheep with special activities to ring in the Lunar New Year.

Activities include:

Meet the Sheep - 12:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.
Meet-and-greets with the zoo's Cotswold and Jacob's four-horned sheep will take place in celebration of the Year of the Sheep.

Puppet Show - 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.
Chinese Theatre Works will present “Hao Bang Ah, Sheep!,” a sheep-themed puppet show.

Lunar New Year Zodiac Scavenger Hunt - 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Visitors will use a scavenger hunt map to search for answers about zoo animals that might also be represented in the lunar zodiac. Those who complete the hunt will receive a prize.

Calligraphy - 11: 30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Professional artists will discuss the importance of calligraphy in Chinese and other Asian cultures, and show visitors how to say their names in Chinese.

Crafts - 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Paper lantern and red money envelope crafting are part of the weekend’s festivities.

WCS China: A Photo Gallery
WCS works extensively throughout China to protect local wildlife and habitats. This new gallery will be a photographic look at some of WCS China’s major projects throughout the years.

Start time: 11:30 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 399-7339

Location: Prospect Park Zoo (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-02-22 2015-02-22 11:30 pm 4:00 pm 40.6653, -73.9654 Tue, 17 Feb 2015 14:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[2014 Emerging Artist Fellowship Exhibition at Socrates Sculpture Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/23/eaf14-2014-emerging-artist-fellowship-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/23/eaf14-2014-emerging-artist-fellowship-exhibition Date: February 23, 2015

The annual Emerging Artist Fellowship (EAF) Exhibition is a cornerstone of Socrates Sculpture Park’s visual arts programming and is widely acclaimed for the ambition, breadth, and innovation of the works on view. Featuring fifteen artists, EAF14 is a survey of the compelling and diverse state of sculpture today.

Each EAF14 artist has engaged with the larger narrative of public space in a dynamic and daring way, building upon Socrates Sculpture Park’s goal to present socially aware, inspiring art in the public realm. EAF14 artists were selected through a highly competitive process that attracted a broad field of nearly 300 candidates, reviewed by the park’s curatorial advisors Anne Barlow (Executive Director, Art in General) and Joe Sheftel (Joe Sheftel Gallery, New York). Selected EAF14 artists were awarded a 2014 Emerging Artist Fellowship, including 24/7 access to the park’s outdoor studio and facilities, as well as the financial, technical, and curatorial support to realize his or her most ambitious work possible.

Image credit: Jordan Griska. Dolos. 2014 Emerging Artist Fellowship Exhibition, Socrates Sculpture Park (Queens, 2014). Photo: Nate Dorr.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: Katie Denny Horowitz

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2015-02-23 2015-02-23 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7687, -73.9369 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54b55480939aa.JPG Tue, 13 Jan 2015 18:00:13 EST
<![CDATA[Exhibition: The Migration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/23/exhibition-the-migration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/23/exhibition-the-migration Date: February 23, 2015

NYC Parks’ Ebony Society invites you to celebrate Black History Month with the Arsenal Gallery exhibition The Migration.

In the midst of tremendous upheaval—two world wars and the Great Depression—a vast movement of people, some 6 million African American descendants of the Antebellum South, fled the racial segregation and discrimination of Jim Crow laws for northern and western U.S. cities. The “Great Migration,” as it is commonly termed, caused a seismic societal demographic shift and left an indelible mark on the urbanization of America. Twenty-two artists share their interpretations of this historical epoch and its impact.

Closed 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 2015-02-23 2015-02-23 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54a2c74e1f850.jpg Mon, 05 Jan 2015 17:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Art In the Garden: Paul Lin & Botanical Therapeutic Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/23/art-in-the-garden-paul-lin-botanical-therapeutic-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/23/art-in-the-garden-paul-lin-botanical-therapeutic-art Date: February 23, 2015

Blending fine art and traditional crafts, Lin explores natural materials, transforming them into stunning landscapes and portraits. Watch for news about an art workshop and closing reception in the Spring Calendar and on our website

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-02-23 2015-02-23 9:00 am 4:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Mon, 15 Dec 2014 18:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Native Ensemble: Artists Chronicle Staten Island's Natural Spaces]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/23/native-ensemble-artists-chronicle-staten-islands-natural-spaces http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/23/native-ensemble-artists-chronicle-staten-islands-natural-spaces Date: February 23, 2015

NYC Parks is pleased to present the exhibition: “Native Ensemble: Artists Chronicle Staten Island’s Natural Spaces”, featuring local Staten Island artists that will run from February 13 – March 29, 2015, with an opening reception on Thursday, February 12th from 7-9 p.m. in the Lenape Gallery at the Conference House Park Visitor Center. The exhibition is curated by Sarah Yuster.

The eight artists featured in the show: David DiLillo, Ann Marie McDonnell, Michael McWeeney, Gail Middleton, Bill Murphy, Kristi Pfister, Melissa West and Sarah Yuster will present inspired 2-D and 3-D works created in a variety of art mediums that explore Staten Island’s natural elements and open spaces in conventional and unconventional techniques. Allusions to the human narrative in these works give way in an effort to shape the poetic and elusive concept of time and nature.

Lenape Gallery hours are Tuesday – Friday 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., and Saturday, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. For additional information please contact Frank Gessner at (718) 227-1463.

Image: Gail Middleton, Raritan Bay: View from the Conference House

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2015-02-23 2015-02-23 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.5026, -74.2518 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54ca6156371aa.jpg Tue, 10 Feb 2015 11:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Momofuku Milk Bar Pop-Up in Madison Square Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/23/momofuku-milk-bar-popup-in-madison-square-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/23/momofuku-milk-bar-popup-in-madison-square-park Date: February 23, 2015

This temporary sweets shop will feature cereal-milk hot chocolate, hot cider with miso butterscotch, birthday cake truffles, and much more.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Madison Square Park

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M052 Madison Square Park 2015-02-23 2015-02-23 10:00 am 8:00 pm 40.7413, -73.9884 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54c9699f66c06.jpg Wed, 28 Jan 2015 19:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/23/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/23/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park Date: February 23, 2015

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

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

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

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

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M010 Central Park 2015-02-23 2015-02-23 12:00 pm 1:30 pm 40.7725, -73.967 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/538cbe0e4c275.jpg Sun, 22 Feb 2015 12:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Adapted Swim Program for People with Disabilities at Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/23/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/23/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities Date: February 23, 2015

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

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

Location: Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center

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M063 Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center 2015-02-23 2015-02-23 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.7715, -73.9885 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:18 EST
<![CDATA[Sit Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/23/sit-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/23/sit-aerobics Date: February 23, 2015

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

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

Start time: 2:15 pm

End time: 3:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 387-7687

Location: Hamilton Fish Recreation Center (in Hamilton Fish Park)

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M033 Hamilton Fish Park 2015-02-23 2015-02-23 2:15 pm 3:15 pm 40.7198, -73.9818 Mon, 16 Mar 2015 14:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[National Multiple Sclerosis Society: Southern New York Chapter Level 2 Wellness Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/23/national-multiple-sclerosis-society-southern-new-york-chapter-level-2-wellness-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/23/national-multiple-sclerosis-society-southern-new-york-chapter-level-2-wellness-class Date: February 23, 2015

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

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

Register here.

Start time: 6:15 pm

End time: 7:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 453-3247

Location: McCarren Play Center (in McCarren Park)

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B058 McCarren Park 2015-02-23 2015-02-23 6:15 pm 7:15 pm 40.7201, -73.95 Mon, 16 Mar 2015 14:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/24/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/24/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park2 Date: February 24, 2015

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2015-02-24 2015-02-24 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.8606, -73.9338 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5395c8d750ccf.jpg Fri, 13 Mar 2015 11:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[2014 Emerging Artist Fellowship Exhibition at Socrates Sculpture Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/24/eaf14-2014-emerging-artist-fellowship-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/24/eaf14-2014-emerging-artist-fellowship-exhibition Date: February 24, 2015

The annual Emerging Artist Fellowship (EAF) Exhibition is a cornerstone of Socrates Sculpture Park’s visual arts programming and is widely acclaimed for the ambition, breadth, and innovation of the works on view. Featuring fifteen artists, EAF14 is a survey of the compelling and diverse state of sculpture today.

Each EAF14 artist has engaged with the larger narrative of public space in a dynamic and daring way, building upon Socrates Sculpture Park’s goal to present socially aware, inspiring art in the public realm. EAF14 artists were selected through a highly competitive process that attracted a broad field of nearly 300 candidates, reviewed by the park’s curatorial advisors Anne Barlow (Executive Director, Art in General) and Joe Sheftel (Joe Sheftel Gallery, New York). Selected EAF14 artists were awarded a 2014 Emerging Artist Fellowship, including 24/7 access to the park’s outdoor studio and facilities, as well as the financial, technical, and curatorial support to realize his or her most ambitious work possible.

Image credit: Jordan Griska. Dolos. 2014 Emerging Artist Fellowship Exhibition, Socrates Sculpture Park (Queens, 2014). Photo: Nate Dorr.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: Katie Denny Horowitz

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2015-02-24 2015-02-24 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7687, -73.9369 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54b55480939aa.JPG Tue, 13 Jan 2015 18:00:13 EST
<![CDATA[Exhibition: The Migration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/24/exhibition-the-migration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/24/exhibition-the-migration Date: February 24, 2015

NYC Parks’ Ebony Society invites you to celebrate Black History Month with the Arsenal Gallery exhibition The Migration.

In the midst of tremendous upheaval—two world wars and the Great Depression—a vast movement of people, some 6 million African American descendants of the Antebellum South, fled the racial segregation and discrimination of Jim Crow laws for northern and western U.S. cities. The “Great Migration,” as it is commonly termed, caused a seismic societal demographic shift and left an indelible mark on the urbanization of America. Twenty-two artists share their interpretations of this historical epoch and its impact.

Closed 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 2015-02-24 2015-02-24 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54a2c74e1f850.jpg Mon, 05 Jan 2015 17:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Art In the Garden: Paul Lin & Botanical Therapeutic Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/24/art-in-the-garden-paul-lin-botanical-therapeutic-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/24/art-in-the-garden-paul-lin-botanical-therapeutic-art Date: February 24, 2015

Blending fine art and traditional crafts, Lin explores natural materials, transforming them into stunning landscapes and portraits. Watch for news about an art workshop and closing reception in the Spring Calendar and on our website

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-02-24 2015-02-24 9:00 am 4:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Mon, 15 Dec 2014 18:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Native Ensemble: Artists Chronicle Staten Island's Natural Spaces]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/24/native-ensemble-artists-chronicle-staten-islands-natural-spaces http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/24/native-ensemble-artists-chronicle-staten-islands-natural-spaces Date: February 24, 2015

NYC Parks is pleased to present the exhibition: “Native Ensemble: Artists Chronicle Staten Island’s Natural Spaces”, featuring local Staten Island artists that will run from February 13 – March 29, 2015, with an opening reception on Thursday, February 12th from 7-9 p.m. in the Lenape Gallery at the Conference House Park Visitor Center. The exhibition is curated by Sarah Yuster.

The eight artists featured in the show: David DiLillo, Ann Marie McDonnell, Michael McWeeney, Gail Middleton, Bill Murphy, Kristi Pfister, Melissa West and Sarah Yuster will present inspired 2-D and 3-D works created in a variety of art mediums that explore Staten Island’s natural elements and open spaces in conventional and unconventional techniques. Allusions to the human narrative in these works give way in an effort to shape the poetic and elusive concept of time and nature.

Lenape Gallery hours are Tuesday – Friday 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., and Saturday, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. For additional information please contact Frank Gessner at (718) 227-1463.

Image: Gail Middleton, Raritan Bay: View from the Conference House

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2015-02-24 2015-02-24 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.5026, -74.2518 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54ca6156371aa.jpg Tue, 10 Feb 2015 11:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Momofuku Milk Bar Pop-Up in Madison Square Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/24/momofuku-milk-bar-popup-in-madison-square-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/24/momofuku-milk-bar-popup-in-madison-square-park Date: February 24, 2015

This temporary sweets shop will feature cereal-milk hot chocolate, hot cider with miso butterscotch, birthday cake truffles, and much more.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Madison Square Park

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M052 Madison Square Park 2015-02-24 2015-02-24 10:00 am 8:00 pm 40.7413, -73.9884 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54c9699f66c06.jpg Wed, 28 Jan 2015 19:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Central Park Tour: Belvedere's Kingdom]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/24/central-park-tour-belvederes-kingdom http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/24/central-park-tour-belvederes-kingdom Date: February 24, 2015

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

Take a walk around the landscapes dominated by historic Belvedere Castle. See some of the area's featured attractions, including the Great Lawn, Turtle Pond, Shakespeare Garden, and the Obelisk. Route involves moderate inclines and a few stairs.

Space is limited; advance ticket purchase recommended. 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 30 mph or more, snowstorms, and a wind chill below 25 or heat index above 95 degrees).

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Belvedere Castle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-02-24 2015-02-24 12:00 pm 1:30 pm 40.7793, -73.9691 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/530fef2612e4a.jpg Mon, 23 Feb 2015 11:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Abs Workout]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/24/abs-work-out http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/24/abs-work-out Date: February 24, 2015

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 2015-02-24 2015-02-24 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:15 EST
<![CDATA[Meditation and Hatha Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/24/meditationtasha-valentin http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/24/meditationtasha-valentin Date: February 24, 2015

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. The focus of the class will be breathing, sound, and mindfullness.

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 2015-02-24 2015-02-24 1:00 pm 1:45 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:11 EST
<![CDATA[Le Petit Zen Art Workshop for Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/24/le-petit-zen-art-workshop-for-adults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/24/le-petit-zen-art-workshop-for-adults Date: February 24, 2015

Through drawings, paintings and other techniques, adult participants will create miniature works (4”x6” or less) of Zen art. The instructing artist Lucy Aponte will demonstrate how to create intricate, delicate works, using repeating, strokes and patterns, creating detailed miniature art for display at home. There will be very minimal use of color, for a more dramatic effect.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-02-24 2015-02-24 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:10 EST
<![CDATA[Remembering Yesterday: Queens and Its World's Fairs]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/24/remembering-yesterday-queens-and-its-worlds-fairs http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/24/remembering-yesterday-queens-and-its-worlds-fairs Date: February 24, 2015

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

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

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 939-0647

Location: Kingsland Homestead

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2015-02-24 2015-02-24 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.7637, -73.824 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/539f45af106a7.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:08 EST
<![CDATA[GreenThumb Workshop: Group Structure and By-Laws 101]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/24/greenthumb-workshop-group-structure-and-bylaws-101 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/24/greenthumb-workshop-group-structure-and-bylaws-101 Date: February 24, 2015

Is your garden group in need of structure and better organization? This workshop will help you to hone the fundamentals of group structure and basics of by-laws. Learn how to write them so that you have a resource to guide how you work together effectively.

While all registered GreenThumb gardens must follow the GreenThumb rules, the by-laws serve as a reference for situations in which there is confusion about how the organization runs or works such as decision-making, membership, etc.

All gardens are strongly encouraged to submit by-laws in order to complete their registration and this workshop will serve as an excellent guide for groups in need of assistance getting their by-laws completed.

This workshop is being provided in partnership with East New York Farms. All gardeners must RSVP in order to attend.

RSVP here

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 442-8961

Location: United Community Centers - East New York Farms Project

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2015-02-24 2015-02-24 5:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.661, -73.8955 Fri, 06 Feb 2015 12:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Bank of America Special Olympics Skating Showcase]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/24/bank-of-america-special-olympics-skating-showcase http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/24/bank-of-america-special-olympics-skating-showcase Date: February 24, 2015

Enjoy a free Special Olympics Showcase featuring performances by U.S. National Champion Ashley Wagner, John Coughlin & Caydee Denney (pair skaters), and former Olympian Johnny Weir, who will be co-hosting the event.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

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

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-02-24 2015-02-24 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.7535, -73.9833 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54eb832519cfc.JPG Tue, 24 Feb 2015 11:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Brooklyn Nets Wheelchair Basketball Open Gym]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/24/brooklyn-nets-wheelchair-basketball-open-gym http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/24/brooklyn-nets-wheelchair-basketball-open-gym Date: February 24, 2015

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

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 353-7853

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

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2015-02-24 2015-02-24 8:00 pm 9:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8344 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:54 EST
<![CDATA[2014 Emerging Artist Fellowship Exhibition at Socrates Sculpture Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/25/eaf14-2014-emerging-artist-fellowship-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/25/eaf14-2014-emerging-artist-fellowship-exhibition Date: February 25, 2015

The annual Emerging Artist Fellowship (EAF) Exhibition is a cornerstone of Socrates Sculpture Park’s visual arts programming and is widely acclaimed for the ambition, breadth, and innovation of the works on view. Featuring fifteen artists, EAF14 is a survey of the compelling and diverse state of sculpture today.

Each EAF14 artist has engaged with the larger narrative of public space in a dynamic and daring way, building upon Socrates Sculpture Park’s goal to present socially aware, inspiring art in the public realm. EAF14 artists were selected through a highly competitive process that attracted a broad field of nearly 300 candidates, reviewed by the park’s curatorial advisors Anne Barlow (Executive Director, Art in General) and Joe Sheftel (Joe Sheftel Gallery, New York). Selected EAF14 artists were awarded a 2014 Emerging Artist Fellowship, including 24/7 access to the park’s outdoor studio and facilities, as well as the financial, technical, and curatorial support to realize his or her most ambitious work possible.

Image credit: Jordan Griska. Dolos. 2014 Emerging Artist Fellowship Exhibition, Socrates Sculpture Park (Queens, 2014). Photo: Nate Dorr.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: Katie Denny Horowitz

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2015-02-25 2015-02-25 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7687, -73.9369 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54b55480939aa.JPG Tue, 13 Jan 2015 18:00:13 EST
<![CDATA[Art In the Garden: Paul Lin & Botanical Therapeutic Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/25/art-in-the-garden-paul-lin-botanical-therapeutic-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/25/art-in-the-garden-paul-lin-botanical-therapeutic-art Date: February 25, 2015

Blending fine art and traditional crafts, Lin explores natural materials, transforming them into stunning landscapes and portraits. Watch for news about an art workshop and closing reception in the Spring Calendar and on our website

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-02-25 2015-02-25 9:00 am 4:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Mon, 15 Dec 2014 18:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Chinese New Year Celebration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/25/chinese-new-year-celebration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/25/chinese-new-year-celebration Date: February 25, 2015

Celebrate the year of the ram with a day of performances, dance, music, socialization, and more for Lunar New Year! Light breakfast will be served.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 263-1163

Location: Lost Battalion Hall Recreation Center

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2015-02-25 2015-02-25 9:30 am 2:30 pm 40.7322, -73.8652 Tue, 17 Feb 2015 14:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Momofuku Milk Bar Pop-Up in Madison Square Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/25/momofuku-milk-bar-popup-in-madison-square-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/25/momofuku-milk-bar-popup-in-madison-square-park Date: February 25, 2015

This temporary sweets shop will feature cereal-milk hot chocolate, hot cider with miso butterscotch, birthday cake truffles, and much more.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Madison Square Park

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M052 Madison Square Park 2015-02-25 2015-02-25 10:00 am 8:00 pm 40.7413, -73.9884 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54c9699f66c06.jpg Wed, 28 Jan 2015 19:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Native Ensemble: Artists Chronicle Staten Island's Natural Spaces]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/25/native-ensemble-artists-chronicle-staten-islands-natural-spaces http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/25/native-ensemble-artists-chronicle-staten-islands-natural-spaces Date: February 25, 2015

NYC Parks is pleased to present the exhibition: “Native Ensemble: Artists Chronicle Staten Island’s Natural Spaces”, featuring local Staten Island artists that will run from February 13 – March 29, 2015, with an opening reception on Thursday, February 12th from 7-9 p.m. in the Lenape Gallery at the Conference House Park Visitor Center. The exhibition is curated by Sarah Yuster.

The eight artists featured in the show: David DiLillo, Ann Marie McDonnell, Michael McWeeney, Gail Middleton, Bill Murphy, Kristi Pfister, Melissa West and Sarah Yuster will present inspired 2-D and 3-D works created in a variety of art mediums that explore Staten Island’s natural elements and open spaces in conventional and unconventional techniques. Allusions to the human narrative in these works give way in an effort to shape the poetic and elusive concept of time and nature.

Lenape Gallery hours are Tuesday – Friday 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., and Saturday, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. For additional information please contact Frank Gessner at (718) 227-1463.

Image: Gail Middleton, Raritan Bay: View from the Conference House

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2015-02-25 2015-02-25 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.5026, -74.2518 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54ca6156371aa.jpg Tue, 10 Feb 2015 11:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Dancercise]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/25/dancercise http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/25/dancercise Date: February 25, 2015

Get in shape with dance moves while using weights.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-02-25 2015-02-25 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 19 Feb 2015 16:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Recycle-To-Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/25/recycletoart http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/25/recycletoart Date: February 25, 2015

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-02-25 2015-02-25 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:12 EST
<![CDATA[Grow to Learn Spring Seed Giveaway for School Gardens]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/25/grow-to-learn-giveaway-spring-seed-giveaway http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/25/grow-to-learn-giveaway-spring-seed-giveaway Date: February 25, 2015

Get ready for spring and swing by Grow to Learn and GreenThumb's Seed Giveaway!

Grab a spring planting calendar and blank crop planning sheet while you're at it, and leave prepared for the upcoming growing season.Schools registered with Grow to Learn will receive 10-12 packets of mixed vegetable, herb, and flower seeds for free.

Packets are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Please RSVP here.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: GrowNYC Greening Library

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2015-02-25 2015-02-25 2:00 pm 6:30 pm 40.7138, -74.0054 Wed, 25 Feb 2015 15:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[New York Rollin' Knicks Wheelchair Basketball Open Gym]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/25/new-york-rollin-knicks-wheelchair-basketball-open-gym http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/25/new-york-rollin-knicks-wheelchair-basketball-open-gym Date: February 25, 2015

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

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 293-5934

Location: West Bronx Recreation Center

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X261 West Bronx Recreation Center 2015-02-25 2015-02-25 6:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.8441, -73.9188 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:48 EST
<![CDATA[NYC Compost Project hosted by Queens Botanical Garden: Teacher Wormshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/25/nyc-compost-project-hosted-by-queens-botanical-garden-teacher-wormshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/25/nyc-compost-project-hosted-by-queens-botanical-garden-teacher-wormshop Date: February 25, 2015

Discover the benefits of composting with a worm bin in your classroom.

This excellent hands-on and inquiry-based activity teaches kids biology, recycling, and responsibility. Learn great facts about earthworms, how to set up a worm bin, and how to maintain the system effectively.

Registration is required; please email compost@queensbotanical.org or call (718) 539-5296.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 539-5296

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-02-25 2015-02-25 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Wed, 17 Dec 2014 11:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Glutes in Gear: Cardio & Toning]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/25/shapeup-nyc-glutes-in-gear-cardio-toning http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/25/shapeup-nyc-glutes-in-gear-cardio-toning Date: February 25, 2015

Focus on your lower half in this belly-busting, booty shaping, two part class. The first part builds endurance with heart-pumping cardio. Part two uses mat work to build your core and flatten and tighten your abs and glutes. Please bring your own workout mat.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-02-25 2015-02-25 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:17 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Bollywood Cardio Dance]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/25/shape-up-nyc-bollywood-cardio-dance http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/25/shape-up-nyc-bollywood-cardio-dance Date: February 25, 2015

Join Shape Up NYC's free Bolly X classes.

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

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 927-1563

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

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M099 J. Hood Wright Park 2015-02-25 2015-02-25 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.8469, -73.9399 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:22 EST
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/26/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/26/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park2 Date: February 26, 2015

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2015-02-26 2015-02-26 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.8606, -73.9338 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5395c8d750ccf.jpg Fri, 13 Mar 2015 11:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[2014 Emerging Artist Fellowship Exhibition at Socrates Sculpture Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/26/eaf14-2014-emerging-artist-fellowship-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/26/eaf14-2014-emerging-artist-fellowship-exhibition Date: February 26, 2015

The annual Emerging Artist Fellowship (EAF) Exhibition is a cornerstone of Socrates Sculpture Park’s visual arts programming and is widely acclaimed for the ambition, breadth, and innovation of the works on view. Featuring fifteen artists, EAF14 is a survey of the compelling and diverse state of sculpture today.

Each EAF14 artist has engaged with the larger narrative of public space in a dynamic and daring way, building upon Socrates Sculpture Park’s goal to present socially aware, inspiring art in the public realm. EAF14 artists were selected through a highly competitive process that attracted a broad field of nearly 300 candidates, reviewed by the park’s curatorial advisors Anne Barlow (Executive Director, Art in General) and Joe Sheftel (Joe Sheftel Gallery, New York). Selected EAF14 artists were awarded a 2014 Emerging Artist Fellowship, including 24/7 access to the park’s outdoor studio and facilities, as well as the financial, technical, and curatorial support to realize his or her most ambitious work possible.

Image credit: Jordan Griska. Dolos. 2014 Emerging Artist Fellowship Exhibition, Socrates Sculpture Park (Queens, 2014). Photo: Nate Dorr.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: Katie Denny Horowitz

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2015-02-26 2015-02-26 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7687, -73.9369 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54b55480939aa.JPG Tue, 13 Jan 2015 18:00:13 EST
<![CDATA[Art In the Garden: Paul Lin & Botanical Therapeutic Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/26/art-in-the-garden-paul-lin-botanical-therapeutic-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/26/art-in-the-garden-paul-lin-botanical-therapeutic-art Date: February 26, 2015

Blending fine art and traditional crafts, Lin explores natural materials, transforming them into stunning landscapes and portraits. Watch for news about an art workshop and closing reception in the Spring Calendar and on our website

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-02-26 2015-02-26 9:00 am 4:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Mon, 15 Dec 2014 18:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Native Ensemble: Artists Chronicle Staten Island's Natural Spaces]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/26/native-ensemble-artists-chronicle-staten-islands-natural-spaces http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/26/native-ensemble-artists-chronicle-staten-islands-natural-spaces Date: February 26, 2015

NYC Parks is pleased to present the exhibition: “Native Ensemble: Artists Chronicle Staten Island’s Natural Spaces”, featuring local Staten Island artists that will run from February 13 – March 29, 2015, with an opening reception on Thursday, February 12th from 7-9 p.m. in the Lenape Gallery at the Conference House Park Visitor Center. The exhibition is curated by Sarah Yuster.

The eight artists featured in the show: David DiLillo, Ann Marie McDonnell, Michael McWeeney, Gail Middleton, Bill Murphy, Kristi Pfister, Melissa West and Sarah Yuster will present inspired 2-D and 3-D works created in a variety of art mediums that explore Staten Island’s natural elements and open spaces in conventional and unconventional techniques. Allusions to the human narrative in these works give way in an effort to shape the poetic and elusive concept of time and nature.

Lenape Gallery hours are Tuesday – Friday 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., and Saturday, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. For additional information please contact Frank Gessner at (718) 227-1463.

Image: Gail Middleton, Raritan Bay: View from the Conference House

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2015-02-26 2015-02-26 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.5026, -74.2518 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54ca6156371aa.jpg Tue, 10 Feb 2015 11:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Momofuku Milk Bar Pop-Up in Madison Square Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/26/momofuku-milk-bar-popup-in-madison-square-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/26/momofuku-milk-bar-popup-in-madison-square-park Date: February 26, 2015

This temporary sweets shop will feature cereal-milk hot chocolate, hot cider with miso butterscotch, birthday cake truffles, and much more.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Madison Square Park

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M052 Madison Square Park 2015-02-26 2015-02-26 10:00 am 8:00 pm 40.7413, -73.9884 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54c9699f66c06.jpg Wed, 28 Jan 2015 19:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Stretching, Toning, Relaxation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/26/stretching-toning-relaxation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/26/stretching-toning-relaxation Date: February 26, 2015

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 2015-02-26 2015-02-26 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:48 EST
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/26/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/26/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park Date: February 26, 2015

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

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

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

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

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M010 Central Park 2015-02-26 2015-02-26 12:00 pm 1:30 pm 40.7725, -73.967 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/538cbe0e4c275.jpg Wed, 25 Feb 2015 14:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Learn To Draw]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/26/learn-to-draw http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/26/learn-to-draw Date: February 26, 2015

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

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-02-26 2015-02-26 1:30 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:23 EST
<![CDATA[Grow to Learn Spring Seed Giveaway for School Gardens]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/26/grow-to-learn-giveaway-spring-seed-giveaway http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/26/grow-to-learn-giveaway-spring-seed-giveaway Date: February 26, 2015

Get ready for spring and swing by Grow to Learn and GreenThumb's Seed Giveaway!

Grab a spring planting calendar and blank crop planning sheet while you're at it, and leave prepared for the upcoming growing season. Schools registered with Grow to Learn will receive 10-12 packets of mixed vegetable, herb, and flower seeds for free.

Packets are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Please RSVP here.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: GrowNYC Greening Library

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2015-02-26 2015-02-26 2:00 pm 6:30 pm 40.7138, -74.0054 Wed, 25 Feb 2015 15:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[GreenThumb Workshop: Group Structure and By-Laws 101]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/26/greenthumb-workshop-group-structure-and-bylaws-101 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/26/greenthumb-workshop-group-structure-and-bylaws-101 Date: February 26, 2015

Is your garden group in need of structure and more organization? This workshop will help you to hone the fundamentals of group structure and basics of by-laws and how to write them so that you have a resource to guide how you work together effectively. While all registered GreenThumb gardens must follow the GreenThumb rules, the by-laws serve as a reference for situations in which there is confusion about how the organization runs or works such as decision-making, membership, etc. All gardens are strongly encouraged to submit by-laws in order to complete their registration and this workshop will serve as an excellent guide for groups in need of assistance getting their by-laws completed. This workshop is being provided in partnership with Citizens Committee for NYC. All gardeners must RSVP in order to attend.

You must bring an ID to enter the building.

RSVP online

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 788-8070

Location: GrowNYC Conference Room

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2015-02-26 2015-02-26 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.7137, -74.0055 Thu, 29 Jan 2015 16:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Mount Sinai Women's Heart NY presents Heart Smart: A 6-Session Heart Health Education Series!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/26/mount-sinai-womens-heart-ny-presents-heart-smart-a-6session-heart-health-education-series http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/26/mount-sinai-womens-heart-ny-presents-heart-smart-a-6session-heart-health-education-series Date: February 26, 2015

Chelsea Recreation Center is hosting Mount Sinai Women's Heart NY. The 6-session course includes choleserol screenings, two nutrition planning sessions, stress identification and management, and two exercise planning sessions. All participants will receive education packets. The curriculum will be preented by cardiologists, dietitians, exercise professinals, and credentialed yoga instructors experienced at working with cardiac patients. Both women and men are welcome to enroll!

This program is made possible in part by the TD Bank Charitable Foundation.

Recretion Center Members: Please register at the front desk at Chelsea Recreation Center.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 255-3705

Location: Chelsea Recreation Center

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M260 Chelsea Recreation Center 2015-02-26 2015-02-26 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.7483, -74.0022 Mon, 09 Feb 2015 16:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Local Author Spotlight]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/26/local-author-spotlight http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/26/local-author-spotlight Date: February 26, 2015

Emita Brady Hill and Janet Butler Munch, editors of Bronx Faces and Voices: Sixteen Stories of Courage and Community, discuss the men and women who tell their personal, uncensored stories of life in the Bronx before, during, and after the troubled years of arson, crime, abandonment, and flight in the 1970s and 80s.

The voices are as eclectic as the borough itself, but all were determined to preserve their communities and combat the notion of the Bronx as an international symbol of urban disaster.

Ms. Hill spent 20 years at Lehman College, CUNY, as chair of romance languages, associate provost, and vice president of institutional advancement before becoming chancellor of Indiana University Kokomo. Ms. Munch is an associate professor and special collections librarian at Lehman College.

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

Start time: 7:30 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 2015-02-26 2015-02-26 7:30 pm 40.8705, -73.8109 Mon, 12 Jan 2015 16:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Wheelchair Basketball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/26/wheelchair-basketball2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/26/wheelchair-basketball2 Date: February 26, 2015

Compete in wheelchair basketball at McCarren, whether you're experienced or new at the sport. It's challenging, fast-paced and exciting.

Both disabled and able-bodied athletes are welcome. The program is for adults 18 and up.

For more information, email Manny.Accimeus@parks.nyc.gov or Laura.Nunez@parks.nyc.gov.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 218-2380

Location: McCarren Play Center

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2015-02-26 2015-02-26 8:00 pm 9:30 pm 40.7201, -73.95 Wed, 04 Feb 2015 11:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[2014 Emerging Artist Fellowship Exhibition at Socrates Sculpture Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/27/eaf14-2014-emerging-artist-fellowship-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/27/eaf14-2014-emerging-artist-fellowship-exhibition Date: February 27, 2015

The annual Emerging Artist Fellowship (EAF) Exhibition is a cornerstone of Socrates Sculpture Park’s visual arts programming and is widely acclaimed for the ambition, breadth, and innovation of the works on view. Featuring fifteen artists, EAF14 is a survey of the compelling and diverse state of sculpture today.

Each EAF14 artist has engaged with the larger narrative of public space in a dynamic and daring way, building upon Socrates Sculpture Park’s goal to present socially aware, inspiring art in the public realm. EAF14 artists were selected through a highly competitive process that attracted a broad field of nearly 300 candidates, reviewed by the park’s curatorial advisors Anne Barlow (Executive Director, Art in General) and Joe Sheftel (Joe Sheftel Gallery, New York). Selected EAF14 artists were awarded a 2014 Emerging Artist Fellowship, including 24/7 access to the park’s outdoor studio and facilities, as well as the financial, technical, and curatorial support to realize his or her most ambitious work possible.

Image credit: Jordan Griska. Dolos. 2014 Emerging Artist Fellowship Exhibition, Socrates Sculpture Park (Queens, 2014). Photo: Nate Dorr.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: Katie Denny Horowitz

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2015-02-27 2015-02-27 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7687, -73.9369 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54b55480939aa.JPG Tue, 13 Jan 2015 18:00:14 EST
<![CDATA[Art In the Garden: Paul Lin & Botanical Therapeutic Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/27/art-in-the-garden-paul-lin-botanical-therapeutic-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/27/art-in-the-garden-paul-lin-botanical-therapeutic-art Date: February 27, 2015

Blending fine art and traditional crafts, Lin explores natural materials, transforming them into stunning landscapes and portraits. Watch for news about an art workshop and closing reception in the Spring Calendar and on our website

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-02-27 2015-02-27 9:00 am 4:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Mon, 15 Dec 2014 18:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Native Ensemble: Artists Chronicle Staten Island's Natural Spaces]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/27/native-ensemble-artists-chronicle-staten-islands-natural-spaces http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/27/native-ensemble-artists-chronicle-staten-islands-natural-spaces Date: February 27, 2015

NYC Parks is pleased to present the exhibition: “Native Ensemble: Artists Chronicle Staten Island’s Natural Spaces”, featuring local Staten Island artists that will run from February 13 – March 29, 2015, with an opening reception on Thursday, February 12th from 7-9 p.m. in the Lenape Gallery at the Conference House Park Visitor Center. The exhibition is curated by Sarah Yuster.

The eight artists featured in the show: David DiLillo, Ann Marie McDonnell, Michael McWeeney, Gail Middleton, Bill Murphy, Kristi Pfister, Melissa West and Sarah Yuster will present inspired 2-D and 3-D works created in a variety of art mediums that explore Staten Island’s natural elements and open spaces in conventional and unconventional techniques. Allusions to the human narrative in these works give way in an effort to shape the poetic and elusive concept of time and nature.

Lenape Gallery hours are Tuesday – Friday 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., and Saturday, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. For additional information please contact Frank Gessner at (718) 227-1463.

Image: Gail Middleton, Raritan Bay: View from the Conference House

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2015-02-27 2015-02-27 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.5026, -74.2518 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54ca6156371aa.jpg Tue, 10 Feb 2015 11:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Momofuku Milk Bar Pop-Up in Madison Square Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/27/momofuku-milk-bar-popup-in-madison-square-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/27/momofuku-milk-bar-popup-in-madison-square-park Date: February 27, 2015

This temporary sweets shop will feature cereal-milk hot chocolate, hot cider with miso butterscotch, birthday cake truffles, and much more.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Madison Square Park

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M052 Madison Square Park 2015-02-27 2015-02-27 10:00 am 8:00 pm 40.7413, -73.9884 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54c9699f66c06.jpg Wed, 28 Jan 2015 19:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Tai Chi Class for Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/27/tai-chiadults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/27/tai-chiadults Date: February 27, 2015

Learn the correct Tai Chi walk, movement and breathing techniques for health, balance and well-being.

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-02-27 2015-02-27 11:30 am 12:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:18 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Cardio Toning]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/27/shape-up-nyc-cardio-toning http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/27/shape-up-nyc-cardio-toning Date: February 27, 2015

An exercise class focusing on your core through a combination of strength, balance and toning exercises that raise the heart rate to burn calories and strengthen the cardio-respiratory system. Workout mat recommended.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-02-27 2015-02-27 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:14 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/27/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/27/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: February 27, 2015

See some of the park's most iconic places, like Bethesda Terrace and the Lake, and learn about its history, design, and magnificent restoration of these landscapes.

Space is limited; advance ticket purchase is recommended. Tickets are available for purchase 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 30 m.p.h. or more, snowstorms, and a wind chill below 25 degrees or heat index above 95 degrees).

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2015-02-27 2015-02-27 12:00 pm 1:30 pm 40.7691, -73.9741 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/549d9639c1b0c.jpg Mon, 29 Dec 2014 18:00:05 EST