NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2016 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://nyc.gov/parks/events NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Sat, 30 Apr 2016 20:49:02 GMT <![CDATA[Exhibition - Great Outdoors: Selections from the Museum of American Illustration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/15/exhibition-great-outdoors-selections-from-the-museum-of-american-illustration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/15/exhibition-great-outdoors-selections-from-the-museum-of-american-illustration Date: April 15, 2016

Illustration has been linked to the printed word for centuries. The art form crosses cultures, class, time, and education, giving visual form to the otherwise unimaginable.

Great Outdoors showcases over thirty artworks from the Museum of American Illustration’s collection that depict the vast indulgences of outdoor life, including recreational sports, ice skating, biking, and quiet contemplation. The show features illustrations originally published in books, magazines and weeklies from the Golden Age of Illustration (1880-1920) through 2014.

Please note: The Arsenal elevator is currently out of service. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-04-15 2016-04-15 9:00 am 5:00 am 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56cb4f148c061.jpg Wed, 20 Apr 2016 12:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[The Orchid Show: Orchidelirium]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/15/the-orchid-show-orchidelirum http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/15/the-orchid-show-orchidelirum Date: April 15, 2016

More thrilling than ever, the 14th annual Orchid Show transports visitors on a journey through orchid collecting history, each moment playing out against a stunning backdrop of thousands of orchids. Discover the far-flung adventures of orchid hunters swept up in 19th-century "orchidelirium," when explorers risked life and limb to secure these captivating flowers from jungles around the world. Then learn about NYBG's efforts to rescue illegally collected orchids that have been seized at international borders. Dance performances, a poetry reading, orchid care demonstrations, and shopping fill the daylight hours, while the return of our popular Orchid Evenings ensures many memorable celebrations after the sun has set.

For more information about the Orchid Show, please visit the New York Botanical Garden's website.

Save 20% on All-Garden Pass tickets: Use code 9210 online at nybg.org.
Valid only when you use code 9210 online at nybg.org. Valid for All-Garden Pass visits made February 27 through April 17. Offer subject to availability. Orders are limited to 6 tickets. Not valid on Special Event tickets or group tours. Discount cannot be combined with any other promotional offer or previously purchased tickets. Discount may be modified or withdrawn without prior notice. Tickets are not refundable or exchangeable.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 817-8700

Location: New York Botanical Garden

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2016-04-15 2016-04-15 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.86118619927200000, -73.88079619947500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56d46d2bf2185.jpg Mon, 29 Feb 2016 12:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Protectors of Pine Oak Woods: 40 Years of Green]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/15/protectors-of-pine-oak-woods-40-years-of-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/15/protectors-of-pine-oak-woods-40-years-of-green Date: April 15, 2016

Celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Protectors of Pine Oak Woods, and learn more about their dedication to preserving and expanding Staten Island parks.This exhibit traces the group’s history and growth through text, photos, and other ephemera. The exhibit runs through June 11, 2016.

The gallery is closed on Sundays and holidays. Admission is free.

Image: The Protectors of Pine Oak Woods has led in the creation of the parks and bluebelts indicated by stars on this map.

Dominick Durso/ALMAR Graphics

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 2016-04-15 2016-04-15 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f15c0f3a162.jpeg Tue, 22 Mar 2016 13:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/15/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/15/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: April 15, 2016

Take our signature tour, and let Central Park Conservancy guides give you an insider's look at some of the most iconic features of the world's greatest urban park. Learn how rocky, swampy land was built into the living work of art that is Central Park today. Highlights of this tour include: the Dairy, Sheep Meadow, Cherry Hill, the Lake, Bow Bridge, Bethesda Terrace, The Mall, and Literary Walk.

The tour route involves a few stairs. The tour starts and ends at the Dairy Visitor Center (mid-Park at 65th Street).

For weather cancellation, ticket and other policies, please review Central Park's Conservancy's policies carefully.

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

For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2016-04-15 2016-04-15 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5707fdbcd2ffa.JPG Fri, 08 Apr 2016 16:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Cardio & Body Strengthening]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/15/shape-up-nyc-cardio-body-strengthening http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/15/shape-up-nyc-cardio-body-strengthening Date: April 15, 2016

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

This instructor is part of the NYC Parks Fitness Instructor Training Program.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2016-04-15 2016-04-15 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.66070175170898400, -73.96540069580078000 Mon, 22 Feb 2016 14:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Toddler Ballet]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/15/toddler-ballet http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/15/toddler-ballet Date: April 15, 2016

Toddlers can learn the basics in ballet from a professsional dancer. The 3 - 5 year olds will do stretches and poses. This is a great program to teach your child focus. The class is free but children must get a free membership to the recreation center. To sign up, please email sarah.bishow@parks.nyc.gov or just show up.

The program will run through April and May. Please have children dressed in comfortable clothing (no jeans). Guardians must stay with children.

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 12:15 pm

Contact phone: (718) 543-8672

Location: Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center (in Williamsbridge Oval)

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X104 Williamsbridge Oval 2016-04-15 2016-04-15 11:30 am 12:15 pm 40.87689971923828000, -73.87650299072266000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5707e0c256c5c.png Fri, 08 Apr 2016 15:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/15/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/15/bryant-park-juggling Date: April 15, 2016

Test your coordination and dexterity with free juggling lessons in the park. All skill levels are welcome to join in the fun.

Equipment will be provided.

The Bryant Park Jugglers use the park throughout the year. They are a friendly group and open to drop-ins, even if you catch them outside of the regular juggling lessons.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Lawn (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2016-04-15 2016-04-15 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.75350189209000000, -73.98370361328100000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57102489e50b8.jpg Fri, 15 Apr 2016 12:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Exploration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/15/nature-exploration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/15/nature-exploration Date: April 15, 2016

Join the Prospect Park Alliance for nature education programs at the Prospect Park Audubon Center, the first urban Audubon Center in the nation.

Thursdays and Fridays, 12–4, beginning Friday, April 7

  • Discovery Pack, 12–3 pm: The Prospect Park Alliance invites you to get inspired by nature with our new Discovery Packs, a ready-to-go kits filled with nature activities for families.
  • Bird Nerds Game Hour, 1–2 pm: Test your knowledge of birds in this fun, mildly competitive hour of puzzles, Bingo, card games, and more!
  • Nature on the Go!, 2–3 pm: An Alliance Naturalist will lead children and families to areas near the Audubon Center, where you can learn about the nature that is all around us and participate in a Citizen Science project.
  • Animal Encounter, 3–4 pm: Curious as to how Snappy the turtle got her name? Want to watch the snake gobble a mouse? Join Alliance Naturalists in learning more about the animals in the Audubon Center’s collection and even assist in an actual feeding.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2016-04-15 2016-04-15 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.66070175170898400, -73.96540069580078000 Mon, 28 Mar 2016 18:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Fencing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/15/bryant-park-fencing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/15/bryant-park-fencing Date: April 15, 2016

Take a stab at the modern sport of fencing with masters from Manhattan Fencing Center.

No prior experience needed and equipment is provided.

Pre-registration is required at manhattanfencing.com or by calling the Manhattan Fencing Center at (212) 382-2255. Drop-ins will only be accepted if space allows. You must be aged 16 years or older to participate.

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 382-2255

Location: Fifth Avenue Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2016-04-15 2016-04-15 1:30 pm 2:30 pm 40.75370025634800000, -73.98359680175800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/571018db1f1dd.jpg Thu, 14 Apr 2016 19:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Hallett Nature Sanctuary]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/15/hallett-nature-sanctuary http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/15/hallett-nature-sanctuary Date: April 15, 2016

During these limited hours, visitors can explore the normally-closed Hallett Nature Sanctuary at their own pace along the rustic trail. See how the Central Park Conservancy has restored this native woodland garden for birds and other wildlife.

The wood-chipped trail is uneven; please wear appropriate shoes. This ecosystem is a protected area and home to many flora and fauna. No groups, dogs, bikes, or strollers. Free and self-guided, no registration needed. Space is limited.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Hallett Nature Sanctuary (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-04-15 2016-04-15 2:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.76570129394531000, -73.97609710693360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f00ec84d426.jpg Mon, 21 Mar 2016 12:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Women's History Month: Seasonal Arts & Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/15/seasonal-arts-craftswomens-history-month http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/15/seasonal-arts-craftswomens-history-month Date: April 15, 2016

Make arts and crafts items relating to celebrity women from the Bronx. For all ages; parents and kids together.

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 2016-04-15 2016-04-15 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 04 Mar 2016 18:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/15/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/15/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour Date: April 15, 2016

Join Central Park Conservancy guides for an introduction to some of the southern park highlights, including Grand Army Plaza, the pond, Gapstow Bridge, Wollman Rink, Chess & Checkers House, and the Dairy.

The tour route involves moderate inclines and some stairs. The tour starts inside the park at 61st Street and Fifth Avenue. For weather cancellation, ticket and other policies, please review Central Park's Conservancy's policies carefully. Groups of seven or more must schedule a custom tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org.

For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 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 2016-04-15 2016-04-15 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.76549911499023400, -73.97219848632812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56423f05b161b.jpg Tue, 01 Mar 2016 16:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Teen PASS]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/15/teen-pass http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/15/teen-pass Date: April 15, 2016

When school is out, Teen PASS offers FREE, exceptional clubs that focus on the areas of NYC Parks, arts, environmental science and sports that are tailored to the interests and talents of 6th - 8th graders. We create a safe space for young people to grow as scientists and artists, nature lovers and healthy individuals alongside our gifted staff.

Programs are held during weekday afternoons, select Saturdays and school holidays at Red Hook Recreation Center, Faber Park Field House and Westside Collaborative middle school. Check each individual site for specific program schedules.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: 2123602746

Location: Faber Park Field House (in Faber Pool and Park),Red Hook Recreation Center (in Red Hook Recreation Area)

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R008, B126 Faber Pool and Park, Red Hook Recreation Area 2016-04-15 2016-04-15 3:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.64023590087890600, -74.13526916503906000; 40.67240142822265600, -74.00399780273438000 Mon, 19 Oct 2015 13:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[3 to 6 Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/15/3-to-6-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/15/3-to-6-club Date: April 15, 2016

Walker Park is offering various activities at the 3 to 6 Club, open to children ages 7 through 12 years, including art, literacy and sports.

Registration began September 8th and is ongoing. However, space is limited and on a first come, first serve basis.

For more information please contact Rich Costello at (718) 816-6172

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

Location: Walker Park

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R015 Walker Park 2016-04-15 2016-04-15 3:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.64329910278320000, -74.10939788818360000 Mon, 28 Mar 2016 18:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Storefront Science: Afterschool Pop-Up Program]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/15/storefront-science-afterschool-popup-program http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/15/storefront-science-afterschool-popup-program Date: April 15, 2016

Explore the natural world around you with Dr. A!

Learn how to identify different trees and insects. Test and play various science tools through interactive games for children during this two-hour exploration session.

Funded through the generosity of Coucilmember Ydanis Rodriguez.

Start time: 3:30 pm

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Anne Loftus Playground (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2016-04-15 2016-04-15 3:30 pm 5:30 pm 40.86520004272461000, -73.92880249023438000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570c0598b89b6.jpg Tue, 12 Apr 2016 11:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Dark Days of Almost: Spring Candlelight Ghost Tour of Manhattan's Most Haunted House]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/15/dark-days-of-almostspring-candlelight-ghost-tour-of-manhattans-most-haunted-house http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/15/dark-days-of-almostspring-candlelight-ghost-tour-of-manhattans-most-haunted-house Date: April 15, 2016

Doors slam, floorboards creak, voices call into the dead of night. Venture into the shadows of history to see the house where eight family members died and hear true tales of inexplicable occurrences from the people who actually experienced them.

“#1 Most Haunted Place in NYC” (TimeOut New York, 2015)

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 777-1089

Location: Merchant's House Museum

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M318 Merchant's House Museum 2016-04-15 2016-04-15 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.72769927978515600, -73.99230194091797000 Wed, 30 Mar 2016 15:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Will Eisner "The Spirit" Retrospective Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/16/will-eisner-the-spirit-retrospective-exhibitionwomens-history-month http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/16/will-eisner-the-spirit-retrospective-exhibitionwomens-history-month Date: April 16, 2016

The Poe Park Visitor Center is proud to celebrate the 75th anniversary of Will Eisner's "The Spirit." Arguably the most influential person in American comics, Will Eisner as artist, entrepreneur, innovator, and virtual storyteller, enjoyed a career that encompassed comic books from their early beginnings in the 1930s to their development as graphic novels in the 1990s.

On display at the Poe Park Visitor Center gallery, the exhibit will feature artworks from Will Eisner's estate, which will include comic strips of "The Spirit", Eisner's graphic novels "A Contact with God", "Dropsie Avenue", "Life Force", and more.

There will be a discussion with Ray Felix of The Spirit's Femme Fatales as part of Women's History Month: "P'Gell", "Sand Sarif", and more.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2016-04-16 2016-04-16 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 04 Mar 2016 18:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Greenmarket at Grand Army Plaza]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/16/greenmarket-at-grand-army-plaza http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/16/greenmarket-at-grand-army-plaza Date: April 16, 2016

At what other market can you do all your food shopping, sample local wine, and explore Brooklyn's favorite park? Established in 1989, the Grand Army Plaza greenmarket is the flagship Brooklyn market.

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Grand Army Plaza

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B040 Grand Army Plaza 2016-04-16 2016-04-16 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.67350006103515600, -73.97010040283203000 Mon, 22 Feb 2016 14:00:07 EST
<![CDATA[Van Cortlandt Track Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/16/van-cortlandt-track-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/16/van-cortlandt-track-club Date: April 16, 2016

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

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Van Cortlandt Stadium (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2016-04-16 2016-04-16 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.888, -73.8968 Wed, 06 May 2015 12:02:47 EDT
<![CDATA[New York Junior League’s Playground Improvement Project Day in Marcus Garvey Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/16/new-york-junior-leagues-playground-improvement-project-day-in-marcus-garvey-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/16/new-york-junior-leagues-playground-improvement-project-day-in-marcus-garvey-park Date: April 16, 2016

This spring, the Playground Improvement Project (PIP) of the New York Junior League invites you to join them in rolling up your sleeves to help revitalize Marcus Garvey Park.

Throughout five weekends in April and May, PIP committee members, New York Junior League volunteers, and external volunteers will spend a day in the park gardening, landscaping, painting, and completing other tasks to help spruce up this well-loved park. We will provide you with breakfast, lunch, and a t-shirt. Please reach out to playground@nyjl.org with any questions or if you are interested in making a donation to this cause.

Please RSVP if you are interested in participating in one or more park days. Registration closes when capacity is reached or the Wednesday prior to that weekend's park days. Volunteers must be at least 13 years old. Volunteers ages 13 - 18 will require a parental consent form.

About the New York Junior League Playground Improvement Project
For 25 years, the Playground Improvement Project (PIP) has been a New York Junior League signature community project. Our volunteers create safe, beautiful, well-organized and educational play spaces for children and other members of the New York City community. PIP focuses on sites and parks that need major renovation and have the greatest impact on the surrounding community. Weekend cleanup days include landscaping and repairing the parks. We work with over 700 volunteers each season to help improve the park and make a positive impact on the community.

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 288-6220

Location: Marcus Garvey Park

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M058 Marcus Garvey Park 2016-04-16 2016-04-16 8:30 am 4:00 pm 40.80450820922851600, -73.94366455078125000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5705487f01a7e.jpg Wed, 06 Apr 2016 14:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/16/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/16/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: April 16, 2016

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.

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 9:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2016-04-16 2016-04-16 8:30 am 9:30 am 40.86059951782226600, -73.93379974365234000 Tue, 09 Feb 2016 15:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run-Inwood Hill Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/16/nyrr-open-runinwood-hill-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/16/nyrr-open-runinwood-hill-park Date: April 16, 2016

Get moving in Inwood Hill Park! Enjoy free Saturday morning runs and walks at NYRR"s weekly open runs.

Everyone is welcomed. Volunteers are needed too!

Meet at the park entrance at the corner of Isham Street and Seaman Avenue.

Start time: 8:45 am

End time: 9:45 am

Contact phone: (646) 822-6731

Location: Seaman Avenue and Isham Street Entrance (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2016-04-16 2016-04-16 8:45 am 9:45 am 40.86999893188476600, -73.92109680175781000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f14992d004c.jpg Thu, 28 Apr 2016 17:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Inwood Hill Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/16/its-my-park-at-inwood-hill-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/16/its-my-park-at-inwood-hill-park Date: April 16, 2016

This It's My Park season, Recycleday and Friends of Inwood Hill Park invite you to join neighbors and volunteers in removing litter and painting the fence at Payson Playground in Inwood Hill Park.

To register for this project, please email barbara.nikonorow@parks.nyc.gov. We look forward to a great day of stewardship at Inwood Hill Park!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Payson Playground (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2016-04-16 2016-04-16 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.86719894409180000, -73.92880249023438000 Tue, 05 Apr 2016 14:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Udalls Cove Preserve]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/16/its-my-park-at-udalls-cove-preserve http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/16/its-my-park-at-udalls-cove-preserve Date: April 16, 2016

This It's My Park season, volunteer with the Udalls Cove Preservation Committee to help clean up Udalls Cove Preserve. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Aurora Pond (in Udall's Park Preserve)

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Q452 Udall's Park Preserve 2016-04-16 2016-04-16 9:00 am 2:00 pm 40.77303276026000000, -73.74468539197500000 Tue, 05 Apr 2016 14:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[New York Cares Day: Spring]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/16/new-york-cares-day-spring http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/16/new-york-cares-day-spring Date: April 16, 2016

Come join us to give back to the community by helping to beautify Crotona Park. Every little bit helps the environment and makes the park more welcoming and presentable for the community.

We’ll be painting, mulching, pruning, and cleaning throughout the park.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (347) 865-5268

Location: Crotona Nature Center (in Crotona Park)

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X010 Crotona Park 2016-04-16 2016-04-16 9:00 am 2:30 pm 40.83700180053711000, -73.89340209960938000 Wed, 06 Apr 2016 12:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Walk Randall's Island]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/16/walk-randalls-island http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/16/walk-randalls-island Date: April 16, 2016

The American Heart Association recommends that adults get 150 minutes or more of moderate-intensity physical activity each week. Come walk Randall's Island, get a free pedometer and map, and make exploring and enjoying our pathways a part of meeting that goal!

Meeting points

April 16 - Base of 103rd St. Bridge
May 21 - Randall's Island Connector

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Touchdown of the 103rd Street Footbridge (in Randall's Island Park),Randall's Island Connector (in Randall's Island Park)

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2016-04-16 2016-04-16 9:00 am 10:30 am 40.78490066528320000, -73.93579864501953000; 40.79737834109800000, -73.91649150848400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f9670fe0ea7.JPG Mon, 28 Mar 2016 16:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Community Boatbuilding at Brooklyn Bridge Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/16/community-boatbuilding-at-bbp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/16/community-boatbuilding-at-bbp Date: April 16, 2016

The experienced boatbuilders of the Village Community Boathouse will lead volunteers in constructing a 14-foot-long Whitehall rowboat in Brooklyn Bridge Park's Community Room at 99 Plymouth. Named after the Lower Manhattan street that now ends at the Staten Island Ferry Terminal, Whitehalls were the water taxis of their day, speedily ferrying passengers across the East River and to and from ships at anchor in the harbor. The shape and dimensions of this boat are drawn from a Whitehall built at the Brooklyn Navy Yard in 1890.

Regular boatbuilding sessions will take place on Mondays and Thursdays from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. and on Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to noon until May 22. Spectators are more than welcome and volunteers are encouraged to join. No experience is necessary.

For more information or to sign up, please email info@villagecommunityboathouse.org or register here.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 724-6432

Location: 99 Plymouth Street (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-04-16 2016-04-16 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.70405696345800000, -73.98930621147200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570d07b0d24f5.JPG Tue, 12 Apr 2016 11:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Spring Stewardship Day at Powell's Cove]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/16/spring-stewardship-day-at-powells-cove http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/16/spring-stewardship-day-at-powells-cove Date: April 16, 2016

Volunteer with the Stewardship Team on April 16th, Spring Citywide Stewardship Day! Tree care and stewardship are critical steps to ensuring the survival of our urban forest! Volunteers will be removing invasive species such as knotweed, mugwort, and porcelain berry which threaten the otherwise healthy forest. Come dressed in sturdy boots or shoes, long pants, and clothing that can get dirty. Space is limited and registration is required for this event.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: 212-360-1463

Location: 138th Pl & 11th Ave (in Powell's Cove Park)

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Q461 Powell's Cove Park 2016-04-16 2016-04-16 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.78821945190430000, -73.83127593994140000 Wed, 09 Mar 2016 15:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Spring Stewardship Day at Marine Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/16/spring-stewardship-day-at-marine-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/16/spring-stewardship-day-at-marine-park Date: April 16, 2016

Volunteer with the Stewardship Team on April 16, Spring Citywide Stewardship Day! Tree care and stewardship are critical steps to ensuring the survival of our urban forest! Volunteers will be removing invasive species such as knotweed, mugwort, and porcelain berry which threaten the otherwise healthy forest. Come dressed in sturdy boots or shoes, long pants, and clothing that can get dirty. Space is limited and registration is required for this event.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: 212-360-1463

Location: Gerritsen and Channel Avenues (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2016-04-16 2016-04-16 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.59510040283203000, -73.92759704589844000 Wed, 09 Mar 2016 14:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Spring Stewardship Day at Inwood Hill Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/16/spring-stewardship-day-at-inwood-hill-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/16/spring-stewardship-day-at-inwood-hill-park Date: April 16, 2016

Volunteer with the Stewardship Team on April 16, Spring Citywide Stewardship Day! Tree care and stewardship are critical steps to ensuring the survival of our urban forest! Volunteers will be removing invasive species such as knotweed, mugwort, and porcelain berry which threaten the otherwise healthy forest. Come dressed in sturdy boots or shoes, long pants, and clothing that can get dirty. Space is limited and registration is required for this event.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-1463

Location: Payson Playground (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2016-04-16 2016-04-16 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.86719894409180000, -73.92880249023438000 Thu, 31 Mar 2016 15:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Spring Stewardship Day at Mount Loretto]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/16/spring-stewardship-day-at-mount-loretto http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/16/spring-stewardship-day-at-mount-loretto Date: April 16, 2016

Volunteer with the Stewardship Team on April 16, Spring Citywide Stewardship Day! Tree care and stewardship are critical steps to ensuring the survival of our urban forest! Volunteers will be removing invasive species such as knotweed, mugwort, and porcelain berry which threaten the otherwise healthy forest. Come dressed in sturdy boots or shoes, long pants, and clothing that can get dirty. Space is limited and registration is required for this event.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: 212-360-1463

Location: Hylan Boulevard and Kenny Road

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2016-04-16 2016-04-16 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.50969870000000000, -74.21808570000000000 Wed, 09 Mar 2016 14:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[It's My Park at New Dorp Beach]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/16/its-my-park-at-new-dorp-beach http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/16/its-my-park-at-new-dorp-beach Date: April 16, 2016

This It’s My Park season, please join the Friends of Kivlehan Park as they work to beautify and clean New Dorp Beach. The Friends will be doing litter removal along Cedar Grove Avenue, as well as cleaning up and weeding the garden area. Volunteers will also help spread woodchips around the trees in the area. We look forward to a great day of spring cleaning in New Dorp Beach Park!

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Intersection of Cedar Grove Avenue and Topping Street (in Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach)

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R046 Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach 2016-04-16 2016-04-16 9:30 am 12:00 pm 40.56221980309400000, -74.09961903095200000 Thu, 14 Apr 2016 11:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Tai Chi Chuan]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/16/tai-chi-chuan http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/16/tai-chi-chuan Date: April 16, 2016

Quiet like a mountain, moving like a river, Tai Chi is a sequence of gentle movements based on images found in nature. In this beginner level 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 health benefits. Students split into groups according to their level of expertise, exploring movements at their own pace, whether as beginners or as more advanced students of Tai Chi.

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 2016-04-16 2016-04-16 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570d3816aa08e.jpg Tue, 12 Apr 2016 16:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Starting Seeds with Mini Fences]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/16/family-art-project-starting-seeds-with-mini-fences http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/16/family-art-project-starting-seeds-with-mini-fences Date: April 16, 2016

With storytellers Rama Mandel and Channie Waites, learn about starting seeds through movement and verse—and see some that have sprouted. Think about how you would protect a budding plant then work with chopsticks, popsicle sticks, and found sticks to make small, painted fences and portable plant signs.

This event is 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 House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2016-04-16 2016-04-16 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570d3d4a7d35e.jpg Tue, 12 Apr 2016 16:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[In The Shop: Spring Basket Demo]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/16/in-the-shop-spring-basket-demo http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/16/in-the-shop-spring-basket-demo Date: April 16, 2016

Join Wave Hill's Shop staff for informal, drop-in workshops in the Courtyard of The Shop, and learn how to design sweet seasonal centerpieces for your spring table, including plants and decorative elements available for purchase.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2016-04-16 2016-04-16 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570d3dd0e6774.jpg Tue, 12 Apr 2016 16:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Spring Cleaning at The Battery]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/16/spring-cleaning-at-the-battery http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/16/spring-cleaning-at-the-battery Date: April 16, 2016

Celebrate spring with a tour highlighting the new blooms in The Battery’s vast perennial gardens. Learn how to make natural household cleaners using herbs and other ingredients you already have in your kitchen! All materials will be provided.

RSVP here to receive location details and up-to-the-minute updates about this workshop.

Workshops at The Battery invites New Yorkers to participate in hands-on activities, tour the gardens, and learn something new at Manhattan’s birthplace park. All workshops are family-friendly and take place on the third Saturday of the month.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 344-3491

Location: Castle Clinton (in The Battery)

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M005 The Battery 2016-04-16 2016-04-16 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.70365524291992000, -74.01675415039062000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570ebb2201671.jpg Fri, 15 Apr 2016 12:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Birding: Spring Migration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/16/birding-spring-migration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/16/birding-spring-migration Date: April 16, 2016

Our Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in the urban jungle. To enhance your experience we encourage you to bring binoculars and field guides, or ask a Ranger to borrow a pair.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Prospect Park Picnic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2016-04-16 2016-04-16 10:00 am 11:30 am 40.66740036010742000, -73.97260284423828000 Fri, 25 Mar 2016 11:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Harlem Art Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/16/its-my-park-at-harlem-art-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/16/its-my-park-at-harlem-art-park Date: April 16, 2016

Note: This project has been rescheduled from 4/2/16

This It's My Park season, Friends of Art Park Alliance, together with Young Buck's Sports, 111th Old Timers, Casabe Houses, and Sylvan Court Home Owners Association, invite you to join neighbors and volunteers in painting, mulching, and removing litter at Harlem Art Park.

To register for this project, please email Barbara Nikonorow at barbara.nikonorow@parks.nyc.gov. We look forward to a great day of stewardship at Harlem Art Park!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Harlem Art Park

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M166 Harlem Art Park 2016-04-16 2016-04-16 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.80099868774414000, -73.93879699707031000 Fri, 01 Apr 2016 13:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Cadman Plaza Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/16/its-my-park-at-cadman-plaza-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/16/its-my-park-at-cadman-plaza-park Date: April 16, 2016

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Cadman Park Conservancy to help care for Cadman Plaza Park. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Brooklyn War Memorial (in Cadman Plaza Park)

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B113A Cadman Plaza Park 2016-04-16 2016-04-16 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.69841766357422000, -73.99069976806640000 Tue, 05 Apr 2016 14:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at South Oxford Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/16/its-my-park-at-south-oxford-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/16/its-my-park-at-south-oxford-park Date: April 16, 2016

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Friends of South Oxford to help care for South Oxford Park. There will also be a musical performance for children. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Stage Area (in South Oxford Park)

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B407 South Oxford Park 2016-04-16 2016-04-16 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.68369342654400000, -73.97256314754500000 Tue, 05 Apr 2016 15:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Bell Blvd Malls]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/16/its-my-park-at-bell-blvd-malls http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/16/its-my-park-at-bell-blvd-malls Date: April 16, 2016

This It's My Park season, volunteer with the Bayside Hills Civic Association to help clean up Bell Blvd Malls. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Bell Boulevard and 53rd Avenue Mall (in Bell Malls)

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Q268 Bell Malls 2016-04-16 2016-04-16 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.75248579624500000, -73.76459767073200000 Tue, 05 Apr 2016 14:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Highland Park Community Garden Open House]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/16/highland-park-community-garden-open-house http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/16/highland-park-community-garden-open-house Date: April 16, 2016

Join our Community Gardeners as they welcome spring with workshops and tours of the garden.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 235-4462

Location: Highland Park Children's Garden (in Highland Park)

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B047 Highland Park 2016-04-16 2016-04-16 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.68289947509800000, -73.88790130615200000 Fri, 08 Apr 2016 14:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Protectors of Pine Oak Woods: 40 Years of Green]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/16/protectors-of-pine-oak-woods-40-years-of-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/16/protectors-of-pine-oak-woods-40-years-of-green Date: April 16, 2016

Celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Protectors of Pine Oak Woods, and learn more about their dedication to preserving and expanding Staten Island parks.This exhibit traces the group’s history and growth through text, photos, and other ephemera. The exhibit runs through June 11, 2016.

The gallery is closed on Sundays and holidays. Admission is free.

Image: The Protectors of Pine Oak Woods has led in the creation of the parks and bluebelts indicated by stars on this map.

Dominick Durso/ALMAR Graphics

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 2016-04-16 2016-04-16 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f15c0f3a162.jpeg Tue, 22 Mar 2016 13:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[The Orchid Show: Orchidelirium]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/16/the-orchid-show-orchidelirum http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/16/the-orchid-show-orchidelirum Date: April 16, 2016

More thrilling than ever, the 14th annual Orchid Show transports visitors on a journey through orchid collecting history, each moment playing out against a stunning backdrop of thousands of orchids. Discover the far-flung adventures of orchid hunters swept up in 19th-century "orchidelirium," when explorers risked life and limb to secure these captivating flowers from jungles around the world. Then learn about NYBG's efforts to rescue illegally collected orchids that have been seized at international borders. Dance performances, a poetry reading, orchid care demonstrations, and shopping fill the daylight hours, while the return of our popular Orchid Evenings ensures many memorable celebrations after the sun has set.

For more information about the Orchid Show, please visit the New York Botanical Garden's website.

Save 20% on All-Garden Pass tickets: Use code 9210 online at nybg.org.
Valid only when you use code 9210 online at nybg.org. Valid for All-Garden Pass visits made February 27 through April 17. Offer subject to availability. Orders are limited to 6 tickets. Not valid on Special Event tickets or group tours. Discount cannot be combined with any other promotional offer or previously purchased tickets. Discount may be modified or withdrawn without prior notice. Tickets are not refundable or exchangeable.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 817-8700

Location: New York Botanical Garden

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2016-04-16 2016-04-16 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.86118619927200000, -73.88079619947500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56d46d2bf2185.jpg Mon, 29 Feb 2016 12:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Volunteer Garden Clean-Up Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/16/volunteer-garden-cleanup-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/16/volunteer-garden-cleanup-day Date: April 16, 2016

Join Con Edison and New York Cares to help make the grounds of Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum beautiful. Registration is requested; please call (718) 885-1461 or email info@bpmm.org.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 885-1461

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2016-04-16 2016-04-16 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.87186431884765600, -73.80553436279297000 Wed, 16 Mar 2016 17:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Sherman Creek Stewardship Day: Spring on the Esplanade]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/16/sherman-creek-stewardship-day-spring-on-the-esplanade http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/16/sherman-creek-stewardship-day-spring-on-the-esplanade Date: April 16, 2016

Ring in the spring at Sherman Creek Park's beautiful Cherry Tree Esplanade. Help us get our trees, lawn, and garden beds ready for the full spring season by adding mulch and compost, cutting back perennials and more.

To RSVP email volunteer@nyrp.org or call 917-291-6436.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 291-6436

Location: Swindler Cove (in Sherman Creek)

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M300 Sherman Creek 2016-04-16 2016-04-16 10:30 am 1:00 pm 40.85740280151367000, -73.92161560058594000 Thu, 31 Mar 2016 12:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Learn to Ride: Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/16/learn-to-rideadults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/16/learn-to-rideadults Date: April 16, 2016

Learn to Ride—Adults is a free class for adults and mature teens who are ready to ride. Doesn’t matter if you’re 18 or 80, we’ll get you rolling in no time. With our safe, easy, effective method, Learn to Ride students learn how to balance, pedal, start, stop, and steer a bike, as well as adjust a helmet for proper fit. Most people learn to ride in one session, but even if they don’t, they’ll leave equipped with an easy, low-stress way to teach themselves—or, they can join us for another free class!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 870-2080

Location: Boxcar Playground (in Crotona Park)

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X010 Crotona Park 2016-04-16 2016-04-16 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.83700180053711000, -73.89270019531250000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f18b2b5c225.jpg Wed, 23 Mar 2016 14:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[NYC Family Strong Party for Prevention]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/16/nyc-family-strong-party-for-prevention http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/16/nyc-family-strong-party-for-prevention Date: April 16, 2016

New York City kids are our kids.

Come out to St. Mary's Park in Mott Haven for a fun-filled, family-friendly event featuring live entertainment, arts and crafts, demonstrations, games, contests, music, door prizes and activities for all ages. Get helpful tips and information about community resources and programs that help keep children and families safe, well and strong throughout the year.

Bring your friends and family! Admission is FREE. Rain or shine. For more information, visit www.nyc.gov/acs. NYC Family Strong Party for Prevention is presented by the NYC Administration for Children's Services, NYC Parks and New Yorkers for Children.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 402-5155

Location: 146th Street and St. Ann's Avenue (in St. Mary's Park)

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2016-04-16 2016-04-16 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.81212116493200000, -73.91367053985600000 Tue, 29 Mar 2016 15:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Conservatory Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/16/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/16/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden Date: April 16, 2016

From a magnificent iron gate made in 1894 to a sculptural tribute to The Secret Garden, Central Park Conservancy staff takes you on a guided stroll amid thousands of trees, shrubs, perennials, and annuals that bloom throughout the year. Learn about Conservatory Garden's history, design, and botanical specimens, from the professionals who care for it. This tour is bound to give visitors a new appreciation for this special space in Central Park. Route involves a few stairs.

The last Saturday of the month tour is free with registration.

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

Location: Vanderbilt Gate (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-04-16 2016-04-16 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.79349899291992000, -73.95189666748047000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56fbdce88695e.jpg Mon, 11 Apr 2016 15:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Ranger's Choice: Nature Photography]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/16/rangers-choice-nature-photography http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/16/rangers-choice-nature-photography Date: April 16, 2016

To register, visit nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Wednesday, April 6.

NYC Parks' bright and talented Urban Park Rangers are what make our Weekend Adventure programs so amazing.

Bring your camera and get inspired by nature on this guided walk.

Space is limited and registration is required. If necessary, a lottery will be run to select participants. Selected parties will be notified of meeting locations and other details.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Clove Lakes Park

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R005 Clove Lakes Park 2016-04-16 2016-04-16 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.61740112304687500, -74.11170196533203000 Wed, 06 Apr 2016 12:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Wave Hill History Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/16/wave-hill-history-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/16/wave-hill-history-walk Date: April 16, 2016

Discover the fascinating history of Wave Hill’s architecture and landscape on a walk with a Wave Hill Garden Guide. Hear about the people who once called Wave Hill home, among them Mark Twain, Theodore Roosevelt, Bashford Dean and Arturo Toscanini.

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2016-04-16 2016-04-16 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570d3e3579869.jpg Tue, 12 Apr 2016 16:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: It's My Park at Tompkinsville Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/16/its-my-park-at-tompkinsville-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/16/its-my-park-at-tompkinsville-park Date: April 16, 2016

Please note: this event has been postponed until May 7, 2016.

This It's My Park season, volunteers from Island Voice, the Tompkinsville Restoration Project, and Everything Goes will be starting the It's My Park season with a cleanup to celebrate Earth Day.

The volunteers will be raking leaves, planting, and doing overall park beautification. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Tompkinsville Park at Victory Boulevard (in Tompkinsville Park),Corner of Victory Avenue and Bay Street (in Tompkinsville Park)

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R024 Tompkinsville Park 2016-04-16 2016-04-16 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.63769912719700000, -74.07610321044900000; 40.63771910003400000, -74.07611107826200000 Thu, 14 Apr 2016 11:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Audubon: Leaf Litter Critters]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/16/popup-audubon-leaf-litter-critters http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/16/popup-audubon-leaf-litter-critters Date: April 16, 2016

A healthy forest has helpers to ensure the circle of life goes on. Using fun games and experiments, join the Prospect Park Alliance to uncover the secrets of soil creatures, fungus and decomposition.

  • Adventure Hike, 12–1 pm: Prospect Park Alliance naturalists will introduce you to the natural history of Prospect Park and its hidden trails. Recommended for families with children 5 years and older.
  • Nature on the Go!, 1–2 pm: Join Alliance naturalists on a search under the soil to learn about the secret lives of Leaf Litter Critters. Participants can even take home their very own compost bin.
  • Nature’s Helpers, 2–3 pm: Did you know that trees help trees? After learning how mulch protects tree roots, spend time spreading wood chips around trees.
  • Family Bird Watching, 3–4 pm: After learning how to use binoculars, join our naturalists to identify some of the 250 species of birds that call Prospect Park home.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Eastwood (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2016-04-16 2016-04-16 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.66183853149414000, -73.96591949462890000 Fri, 26 Feb 2016 12:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Audubon II: Plant Clues]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/16/popup-audubon-ii-plant-clues http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/16/popup-audubon-ii-plant-clues Date: April 16, 2016

Join Alliance educators to learn what trees and plants tell us about our environment.

  • Discovery Pack, 11 am–4 pm: The Prospect Park Alliance invites you to get inspired by nature with our new Discovery Packs, a ready-to-go kits filled with nature activities for families. In April, monitor the development of plants that supply food and shelter for birds in Prospect Park.
  • Lakeside Nature Stroll, 12–1 pm: Join Alliance naturalists for a guided nature walk through the meandering paths of the Peninsula and scout for plants that thrive in that unique environment.
  • Junior Naturalists, 1–2 pm: Help Alliance naturalists track the growth of important plant species in this citizen science program.
  • Nature’s Helpers, 2–3 pm: Let’s lend a helping hand to make our park a better place. Learn how mulch helps trees, spread wood chips or protect the environment by removing damaging litter.
  • Family Bird Watching, 3–4 pm: After learning how to use binoculars, join our naturalists to identify some of the 250 species of birds that call Prospect Park home.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Peninsula (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2016-04-16 2016-04-16 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.65719985961914000, -73.96890258789062000 Mon, 22 Feb 2016 14:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: The Ramble]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/16/central-park-tour-the-ramble http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/16/central-park-tour-the-ramble Date: April 16, 2016

Coined the 'wild garden' by designer Frederick Law Olmsted, the Ramble offers visitors a tranquil spot to meander along winding paths and discover hidden forest gardens. This truly is a place for the urban explorer to escape the city and get lost in nature.

Join us for a tour of this serene 36-acre woodland, led by Central Park Conservancy guides. Highlights of this tour include: the Lake, Bow Bridge, Ramble Arch, Oak Bridge, the Gill, and Azalea Pond.

The tour route involves hills, stairs, wood-chipped trails, and uneven terrain. The tour starts at Belvedere Castle (mid-Park at 79th Street) ends at Oak Bridge (West Side of the Ramble between 77th and 78th Streets).

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review Central Park Conservancy's policies carefully. Groups of seven or more must schedule a custom tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org.For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Belvedere Castle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-04-16 2016-04-16 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.77930068969726600, -73.96910095214844000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55241420b51da.jpg Tue, 01 Mar 2016 16:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Bronx Crime & Noir Writer's Society: Writing Series]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/16/bronx-crime-noir-writers-societywriting-series http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/16/bronx-crime-noir-writers-societywriting-series Date: April 16, 2016

The Bronx Writers Center presents this exciting new gathering of crime and noir writers to the fantastic Poe Park Visitor Center, adjacent to the Poe Cottage where the American master wrote the classic short story "The Cask of Amontillado." This casual writers meeting gathers the third Saturday of each month to participate in writing prompts, readings, and critiques of these eternal, ever reinventing genres of fiction.

Hosted by Bronx Writers Director, Charlie Vazquez. Classes get full, so come early.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2016-04-16 2016-04-16 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 04 Mar 2016 20:00:01 EST
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Playwriting for Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/16/playwriting-for-adults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/16/playwriting-for-adults Date: April 16, 2016

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

Join Juan Ramirez in a playwriting series of workshops at the Poe Park Visitor Center on Saturdays. This class is for adults. The class will workshop:

  • Creating characters, monologues and outlines
  • Proper play format
  • How to make character dialogue natural
  • Emphasizing character development
  • How to find inspiration with the world around you
  • Discovering genres

Fun exercises: Characters writing letters to each other, characters talking to other fictional characters, writing like other playwrights

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2016-04-16 2016-04-16 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 01 Apr 2016 16:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Exploration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/16/nature-exploration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/16/nature-exploration Date: April 16, 2016

Join the Prospect Park Alliance for nature education programs at the Prospect Park Audubon Center, the first urban Audubon Center in the nation.

  • Nature Play, 10–11 am: Join Alliance naturalists and learn to appreciate the beauty of nature and develop self-reliance, creativity and problem-solving skills through different outdoor play-based activities.
  • Discovery Pack, 10 am–12 pm: The Prospect Park Alliance invites you to get inspired by nature with our new Discovery Packs, a ready-to-go kits filled with nature activities for families.
  • Blooming Naturalists,12–1 pm: So you think you are a Naturalist? Find out at the Audubon Center by learning how to identify birds and use binoculars and field guides.
  • Introduction to Bird Watching, Saturdays, 12–1 pm: 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: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2016-04-16 2016-04-16 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.66070175170898400, -73.96540069580078000 Wed, 16 Mar 2016 15:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Introduction to Bird Watching]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/16/introduction-to-bird-watching http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/16/introduction-to-bird-watching Date: April 16, 2016

Look! Up in the sky, it’s a bird! But what kind of bird is it? Take a tour and 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 2016-04-16 2016-04-16 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.66070175170898400, -73.96540069580078000 Fri, 26 Feb 2016 13:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Spring Forward Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/16/spring-forward-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/16/spring-forward-festival Date: April 16, 2016

Join us for a fun-filled day of indoor and outdoor fitness activities promoting health as well as physical fitness for all age groups.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 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 2016-04-16 2016-04-16 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.84690093994140600, -73.93990325927734000 Tue, 05 Apr 2016 14:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Ranger's Choice: A DIY Guide to Camping]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/16/rangers-choice-a-diy-guide-to-camping http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/16/rangers-choice-a-diy-guide-to-camping Date: April 16, 2016

To register visit nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Wednesday, April 6.

NYC Parks' bright and talented Urban Park Ranges are what make our Weekend Adventure programs so amazing.

At this program, learn what everyday items can be used to make DIY camping gear to save you money and maximize your fun.

Space is limited and registration is required. If necessary a lottery will be run to selected participants. Selected parties will be notified of meeting locations and other details.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 548-0912

Location: Van Cortlandt Park

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2016-04-16 2016-04-16 12:00 pm 1:30 pm 40.89160156250000000, -73.89289855957031000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570523ce7fbb3.jpg Wed, 06 Apr 2016 11:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Arches and Bridges South]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/16/central-park-arches-and-bridges-south http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/16/central-park-arches-and-bridges-south Date: April 16, 2016

Urban Park Rangers specialize in interpretation of historic turning points, both natural and man-made, in our city’s long history. Get ready to stroll through the south half of Central Park and experience the unique designs behind Jacob Wrey Mould's beautiful and eclectic work.

Registration is required. Space is still available. Please call to reserve your spot.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Central Park

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M010 Central Park 2016-04-16 2016-04-16 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.77959823608398400, -73.96939849853516000 Fri, 08 Apr 2016 12:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Workshop: Make Your Own Pinhole Camera]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/16/workshop-make-your-own-pinhole-camera http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/16/workshop-make-your-own-pinhole-camera Date: April 16, 2016

Construct your own pinhole camera, then bring your camera and photo back to develop on Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day (April 24). Individuals and families welcome.

Space is limited; advance registration is required. Please RSVP to (718) 816-4506 x10 or email info@aliceausten.org.

Learn more at aliceausten.org/pinhole.

Workshops at 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-4506

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

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R117 Alice Austen Park 2016-04-16 2016-04-16 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.61460113525390600, -74.06310272216797000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56e1b4d550015.jpg Wed, 16 Mar 2016 17:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Ranger's Choice: Alley Pond Park Super Hike]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/16/rangers-choice-alley-pond-park-super-hike http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/16/rangers-choice-alley-pond-park-super-hike Date: April 16, 2016

To register. visit nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Wednesday, April 6.

NYC Parks' bright and talented Urban Park Rangers are what make our Weekend Adventure programs so amazing.

Hiking and nature enthusiasts are welcome on this lengthy one-way guided hike from Alley Pond Park to Oakland Lake. There will be plenty of wildlife viewing, spring flora, and history along the way.

Space is limited and registration is required. If necessary, a lottery will be run to select participants. Selected parties will be notified of meeting locations and other details.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Alley Pond Park

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2016-04-16 2016-04-16 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.74409866333008000, -73.74420166015625000 Wed, 06 Apr 2016 12:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Family Day at Wyckoff Farmhouse]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/16/free-family-day-at-wyckoff-farmhouse http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/16/free-family-day-at-wyckoff-farmhouse Date: April 16, 2016

Visit the Wyckoff Farmhouse this winter for a free family day!

While our public tours on Fridays and Saturdays are normally geared for an adult audience, we’ve planned engaging, kid-friendly tours, hands-on activities, scavenger hunts, and more on select Saturdays. If the weather’s nice, bring a picnic and enjoy our grounds before or after your visit to the house.

If you plan to visit with children under 10, we recommend visiting before 2 p.m. to take advantage of specially planned activities for younger children.

Want to learn more? Email programs@wyckoffmuseum.org for additional information.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 629-5400

Location: Wyckoff Farmhouse Museum (in Fidler-Wyckoff House Park)

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B376 Fidler-Wyckoff House Park 2016-04-16 2016-04-16 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.64431762695312500, -73.92077636718750000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5679612da0624.jpg Mon, 28 Dec 2015 18:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[The Legacy of Westchester Square]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/16/the-legacy-of-westchester-square-free-public-lecture http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/16/the-legacy-of-westchester-square-free-public-lecture Date: April 16, 2016

The area we now know as Westchester Square goes back in Bronx history more than 350 years. It was once the county seat for Westchester until an 18th century fire drove the capital to White Plains. Lloyd Ultan, official Bronx Borough Historian, will provide a talk on the history of Westchester Square, its prominent families, and its long-lasting legacy in New York history.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 881-8900

Location: Valentine-Varian House (in Valentine Varian House)

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X215 Valentine Varian House 2016-04-16 2016-04-16 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.87730026245117000, -73.87950134277344000 Wed, 16 Mar 2016 17:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Ed Center Open Hours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/16/ed-center-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/16/ed-center-open-hours Date: April 16, 2016

The Ed Center is open for free, drop-in hours four afternoons a week!

Get to know Brooklyn Bridge Park with our 250-gallon aquarium filled with critters from the East River, a 10’-scale model of Brooklyn Bridge Park, crafts, a reading corner, and much more!

Photo by Alexa Hoyer

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Environmental Education Center (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-04-16 2016-04-16 1:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.70428673171300000, -73.98938399553300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56b39ce479a04.jpg Thu, 04 Feb 2016 15:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Yoga with Awesome Asana]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/16/yoga-with-awesome-asana http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/16/yoga-with-awesome-asana Date: April 16, 2016

Every Saturday, certified yoga instructor Michelle Vanegas conducts Awesome Asana Yoga, an open-level Vinyasa class designed to accommodate beginners and experts alike. All are welcome, and mats, if you haven’t one, are provided.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:05 pm

Contact phone: (212) 923-8008

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

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M073 Roger Morris Park 2016-04-16 2016-04-16 1:00 pm 2:05 pm 40.83449935913086000, -73.93849945068360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/569683c63c53a.jpg Mon, 11 Apr 2016 17:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Goalball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/16/goalball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/16/goalball Date: April 16, 2016

Goalball is a Paralympic sport for athletes with visual impairments.It is played by two teams of three who are blindfolded using a ball with bells inside.

The ball is the size of a basketball but twice the weight. All abilities are welcome! Interested players can attend anytime. Membership is required.

For more information, email Rodolfo.Guevara@parks.nyc.gov.

Start time: 1:45 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-3319

Location: Chelsea Recreation Center

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M260 Chelsea Recreation Center 2016-04-16 2016-04-16 1:45 pm 4:00 pm 40.74829864501953000, -74.00219726562500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56bb8530e2b9a.jpg Thu, 11 Feb 2016 19:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Spring Sprouts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/16/spring-sprouts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/16/spring-sprouts Date: April 16, 2016

It's time for spring planting! Join the Prospect Park Alliance at Lefferts Historic House where you can make a small pot out of newspaper, fill it with soil, and plant an herb seed to take home.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2016-04-16 2016-04-16 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.66429901123047000, -73.96389770507812000 Wed, 24 Feb 2016 14:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Hallett Nature Sanctuary and the Pond]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/16/central-park-tour-hallett-nature-sanctuary-and-the-pond http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/16/central-park-tour-hallett-nature-sanctuary-and-the-pond Date: April 16, 2016

Hallett Nature Sanctuary is the smallest of the park's three woodland landscapes. Closed to the public in 1934, the Hallett Nature Sanctuary remained mostly untouched until 2001, when Central Park Conservancy took up a more comprehensive program of restoration and maintenance. Now, visitors can use the rustic trail to view native plantings that attract birds and other wildlife. Join our guides for this exclusive tour of the Hallett Nature Sanctuary, open to visitors only on Central Park Conservancy guided tours and during limited open hours.

The tour route involves wood-chipped trails and some hills. The tour starts and ends in front of the José Martí statue (Central Park South at Sixth Avenue)

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review the Central Park Conservancy policies carefully.

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

For more information, please review our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

Location: Sixth Avenue and Central Park South (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-04-16 2016-04-16 2:00 pm 3:15 pm 40.76570129394531000, -73.97609710693360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/552415b510f6c.jpg Tue, 01 Mar 2016 16:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Paper Arts & Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/16/paper-arts-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/16/paper-arts-crafts Date: April 16, 2016

Participants of all ages will have fun creating paper arts & crafts items to take home. Projects may include origami, decoupage, kirigami, collage, paper cutting, and more.

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 2016-04-16 2016-04-16 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Wed, 30 Dec 2015 17:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Street Stories]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/16/arts-culture-fun-street-stories http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/16/arts-culture-fun-street-stories Date: April 16, 2016

This hands-on workshop is an introduction to documentary photography. Aldo Soligno will take you through a range of tips and techniques necessary to capture compelling images of people, events, and city-scapes that can be persuasive and advocate for social justice.

Participants are encouraged to bring their own cameras, cellphones with cameras, and related equipment.

Aldo Soligno is a professional photographer and photojournalist. His work has been published in Vanity Fair, MSNBC, Repubblica, Marie Claire, and many others.

The event is in partnership with More Art, a nonprofit that brings artists and communities together to create public art and educational programs that inspire social justice. Learn more at moreart.org.

Please RSVP to hold your spot by emailing info@moreart.org.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-3657

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

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X044 St. James Park 2016-04-16 2016-04-16 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.86470031738281000, -73.89920043945312000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56df3cc530d45.jpg Wed, 16 Mar 2016 18:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Wave Hill Gallery Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/16/gallery-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/16/gallery-tour Date: April 16, 2016

Join Wave Hill’s Curatorial Fellow for a tour of current exhibitions. In the main gallery, (Not So) Still Life presents novel ways that contemporary artists are transforming the still life genre to engage with current culture. As a subject, the still life has remained popular since the early Renaissance, featuring compositions of natural and inanimate objects often presented with allegorical connotations. Today, artists are creating new variations by working in photography and sculpture to conflate interior space with landscape, or by using video and animation to convey still life in motion. Artists include Adam Brent, Elizabeth Bryant, Nicole Cohen, Ori Gersht, Jessica Jackson Hutchins, Sue Johnson, Laura Letinsky, Beth Lipman, Erin O’Keefe,Donna Sharrett, Nicolas Touron, Michael Vahrenwald, Rodrigo Valenzuela and Alex Verhaest. In the Sunroom Project Space, Tai Hwa Goh explores the controlled natural environment of greenhouses, contemplating the intersection of the organic and the human-made realms.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Glyndor Gallery (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2016-04-16 2016-04-16 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.89886474609375000, -73.91186523437500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570d3ae03835b.jpg Wed, 13 Apr 2016 15:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Le Petit Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/16/le-petit-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/16/le-petit-art Date: April 16, 2016

Create miniature works of art (4"x6") or less using multiple mediums like acrylic paint, water color, pastel, pencil, ink, and surfaces like wood, canvas, paper, metal, and glass.

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 2016-04-16 2016-04-16 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Mon, 31 Aug 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Leading the Way: Six Outstanding Women of Queens]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/16/leading-the-way-six-outstanding-women-of-queens http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/16/leading-the-way-six-outstanding-women-of-queens Date: April 16, 2016

The Queens Historical Society presents their newest exhibition, Leading the Way: Six Outstanding Women of Queens. Featuring women from diverse fields and backgrounds, who at one point in their lives lived and worked in Queens, the exhibition highlights the life and work of Helen Keller, Betty Friedan, Rise Stevens, Lisa Randall, Grace Lee Boggs, and Yeou-Cheng Ma. Also on display is an interactive installation of handmade sea glass-like objects by artist M. J. Levy Dickson, as an homage to Helen Keller. On view Tuesdays, Saturdays and Sundays from 2:30-4:30 p.m. until May 2016.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 939-0647

Location: Kingsland Homestead (in Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech)

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Q022 Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech 2016-04-16 2016-04-16 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.76369857788086000, -73.82399749755860000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5591a2b96e22b.jpg Mon, 29 Feb 2016 18:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Music at Morris-Jumel: The Gamba in Paris]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/16/music-at-morrisjumel-the-gamba-in-paris http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/16/music-at-morrisjumel-the-gamba-in-paris Date: April 16, 2016

Morris-Jumel Mansion's ensemble-in-residence Brooklyn Baroque will play a program highlighting the viola da gamba—aka, “the viola for the leg.” You'll hear works by Rameau, Marais, and others.

A light reception will follow.

Advanced registration is required. Email publicprograms@morrisjumel.org or call (212) 923-8008 to register.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 923-8008

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

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M073 Roger Morris Park 2016-04-16 2016-04-16 3:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.83449935913086000, -73.93849945068360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56968bf0eea8e.jpg Wed, 20 Jan 2016 19:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Paranormal Investigation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/16/paranormal-investigation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/16/paranormal-investigation Date: April 16, 2016

Come celebrate the birthday of Eliza Jumel with a special paranormal investigation of the home in which she resided in while alive, and quite possibly, beyond. Learn the basics of ghost hunting while gaining an alternative view of this incredible location and woman!

Space is limited. Advanced paid registration is strongly suggested. Email publicprograms@morrisjumel.org or call (212) 923-8008 to register.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 11:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 923-8008

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

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M073 Roger Morris Park 2016-04-16 2016-04-16 8:00 pm 11:00 pm 40.83449935913086000, -73.93849945068360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56968a3fe148d.jpg Tue, 29 Mar 2016 15:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[MORE/SHAPE Women's Half-Marathon]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/17/moreshape-womens-halfmarathon http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/17/moreshape-womens-halfmarathon Date: April 17, 2016

The 13th annual MORE/SHAPE Women's Half-Marathon brings together thousands of women of all ages and backgrounds for a day of fun, fitness, and camaraderie in NYC. Whether you're coming from across the country or from around the corner, join us in Central Park on Sunday, April 17, for an unforgettable race.

Every entrant will receive a commemorative race shirt (size subject to availability) and every finisher will receive a medal.

Visit NYRR's Race page for more information and to register.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Central Park

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M010 Central Park 2016-04-17 2016-04-17 8:00 am 11:00 am 40.77959823608398400, -73.96939849853516000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56eb0edddeddb.jpg Mon, 21 Mar 2016 18:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[New York Junior League’s Playground Improvement Project Day in Marcus Garvey Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/17/new-york-junior-leagues-playground-improvement-project-day-in-marcus-garvey-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/17/new-york-junior-leagues-playground-improvement-project-day-in-marcus-garvey-park Date: April 17, 2016

This spring, the Playground Improvement Project (PIP) of the New York Junior League invites you to join them in rolling up your sleeves to help revitalize Marcus Garvey Park.

Throughout five weekends in April and May, PIP committee members, New York Junior League volunteers, and external volunteers will spend a day in the park gardening, landscaping, painting, and completing other tasks to help spruce up this well-loved park. We will provide you with breakfast, lunch, and a t-shirt. Please reach out to playground@nyjl.org with any questions or if you are interested in making a donation to this cause.

Please RSVP if you are interested in participating in one or more park days. Registration closes when capacity is reached or the Wednesday prior to that weekend's park days. Volunteers must be at least 13 years old. Volunteers ages 13 - 18 will require a parental consent form.

About the New York Junior League Playground Improvement Project
For 25 years, the Playground Improvement Project (PIP) has been a New York Junior League signature community project. Our volunteers create safe, beautiful, well-organized and educational play spaces for children and other members of the New York City community. PIP focuses on sites and parks that need major renovation and have the greatest impact on the surrounding community. Weekend cleanup days include landscaping and repairing the parks. We work with over 700 volunteers each season to help improve the park and make a positive impact on the community.

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 288-6220

Location: Marcus Garvey Park

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M058 Marcus Garvey Park 2016-04-17 2016-04-17 8:30 am 4:00 pm 40.80450820922851600, -73.94366455078125000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5705487f01a7e.jpg Wed, 06 Apr 2016 14:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Inwood Hill Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/17/its-my-park-at-inwood-hill-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/17/its-my-park-at-inwood-hill-park Date: April 17, 2016

This It's My Park season, Chabad of Inwood invites you to join neighbors and volunteers in raking leaves and removing litter at Inwood Hill Park.

To register for this project, please email barbara.nikonorow@parks.nyc.gov. We look forward to a great day of stewardship at Inwood Hill Park!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: 218th Street and Indian Road (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2016-04-17 2016-04-17 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.87289810180664000, -73.91860198974610000 Fri, 08 Apr 2016 14:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Yoga at Wave Hill]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/17/yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/17/yoga Date: April 17, 2016

Reduce stress, increase your energy and bring strength and flexibility to mind, body and spirit with a yoga practice that makes use of props, including blocks and straps. Classes are led by Yoga for Bliss director Neem Dewji. All levels welcome. Please arrive on time: late-comers will not be admitted once the class begins. Sessions take place outdoors, weather permitting.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:15 am

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Ecology Building (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2016-04-17 2016-04-17 10:00 am 11:15 am 40.89788818359375000, -73.91107940673828000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570d38e9776da.jpg Wed, 13 Apr 2016 16:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Starting Seeds with Mini Fences]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/17/family-art-project-starting-seeds-with-mini-fences http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/17/family-art-project-starting-seeds-with-mini-fences Date: April 17, 2016

With storytellers Rama Mandel and Channie Waites, learn about starting seeds through movement and verse—and see some that have sprouted. Think about how you would protect a budding plant. Then work with chopsticks, popsicle sticks and found sticks to make small, painted fences and portable plant signs.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2016-04-17 2016-04-17 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570d3d4a7d35e.jpg Wed, 13 Apr 2016 13:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[The Orchid Show: Orchidelirium]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/17/the-orchid-show-orchidelirum http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/17/the-orchid-show-orchidelirum Date: April 17, 2016

More thrilling than ever, the 14th annual Orchid Show transports visitors on a journey through orchid collecting history, each moment playing out against a stunning backdrop of thousands of orchids. Discover the far-flung adventures of orchid hunters swept up in 19th-century "orchidelirium," when explorers risked life and limb to secure these captivating flowers from jungles around the world. Then learn about NYBG's efforts to rescue illegally collected orchids that have been seized at international borders. Dance performances, a poetry reading, orchid care demonstrations, and shopping fill the daylight hours, while the return of our popular Orchid Evenings ensures many memorable celebrations after the sun has set.

For more information about the Orchid Show, please visit the New York Botanical Garden's website.

Save 20% on All-Garden Pass tickets: Use code 9210 online at nybg.org.
Valid only when you use code 9210 online at nybg.org. Valid for All-Garden Pass visits made February 27 through April 17. Offer subject to availability. Orders are limited to 6 tickets. Not valid on Special Event tickets or group tours. Discount cannot be combined with any other promotional offer or previously purchased tickets. Discount may be modified or withdrawn without prior notice. Tickets are not refundable or exchangeable.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 817-8700

Location: New York Botanical Garden

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2016-04-17 2016-04-17 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.86118619927200000, -73.88079619947500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56d46d2bf2185.jpg Mon, 29 Feb 2016 12:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Celebrate Earth Day at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/17/fort-tryon-park-celebrate-earth-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/17/fort-tryon-park-celebrate-earth-day Date: April 17, 2016

Be a great park steward—give back to the park by volunteering with the Friends Committee of the Fort Tryon Park Trust and NYC Parks for a Beautifcation Day.

Help us install many new plants on the Fort Washington Terrace slope. Plants, tools, and gloves will be provided. Wear long pants and sturdy shoes.

Sign in with the Friends Committee at the Margaret Corbin Circle Entrance to the Heather Garden.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Margaret Corbin Circle (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2016-04-17 2016-04-17 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.85929870605469000, -73.93409729003906000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56d5d19133def.jpg Tue, 01 Mar 2016 17:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Audubon: Leaf Litter Critters]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/17/popup-audubon-leaf-litter-critters http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/17/popup-audubon-leaf-litter-critters Date: April 17, 2016

A healthy forest has helpers to ensure the circle of life goes on. Using fun games and experiments, join the Prospect Park Alliance to uncover the secrets of soil creatures, fungus and decomposition.

  • Adventure Hike, 12–1 pm: Prospect Park Alliance naturalists will introduce you to the natural history of Prospect Park and its hidden trails. Recommended for families with children 5 years and older.
  • Nature on the Go!, 1–2 pm: Join Alliance naturalists on a search under the soil to learn about the secret lives of Leaf Litter Critters. Participants can even take home their very own compost bin.
  • Nature’s Helpers, 2–3 pm: Did you know that trees help trees? After learning how mulch protects tree roots, spend time spreading wood chips around trees.
  • Family Bird Watching, 3–4 pm: After learning how to use binoculars, join our naturalists to identify some of the 250 species of birds that call Prospect Park home.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Eastwood (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2016-04-17 2016-04-17 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.66183853149414000, -73.96591949462890000 Fri, 26 Feb 2016 12:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Audubon II: Plant Clues]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/17/popup-audubon-ii-plant-clues http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/17/popup-audubon-ii-plant-clues Date: April 17, 2016

Join Alliance educators to learn what trees and plants tell us about our environment.

  • Discovery Pack, 11 am–4 pm: The Prospect Park Alliance invites you to get inspired by nature with our new Discovery Packs, a ready-to-go kits filled with nature activities for families. In April, monitor the development of plants that supply food and shelter for birds in Prospect Park.
  • Lakeside Nature Stroll, 12–1 pm: Join Alliance naturalists for a guided nature walk through the meandering paths of the Peninsula and scout for plants that thrive in that unique environment.
  • Junior Naturalists, 1–2 pm: Help Alliance naturalists track the growth of important plant species in this citizen science program.
  • Nature’s Helpers, 2–3 pm: Let’s lend a helping hand to make our park a better place. Learn how mulch helps trees, spread wood chips or protect the environment by removing damaging litter.
  • Family Bird Watching, 3–4 pm: After learning how to use binoculars, join our naturalists to identify some of the 250 species of birds that call Prospect Park home.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Peninsula (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2016-04-17 2016-04-17 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.65719985961914000, -73.96890258789062000 Mon, 22 Feb 2016 14:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Nature Exploration Hike (moderate)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/17/nature-exploration-hike-moderate http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/17/nature-exploration-hike-moderate Date: April 17, 2016

Hiking is the ultimate way to enjoy the outdoors and a fun way to reduce stress. Regardless of the intensity level, it is a great way to burn calories and stay fit.

Our Urban Park Ranger hiking guides will introduce you to the hidden gems of New York City parks. On our nature hikes, you can take an hour to unplug from the world and immerse yourself in the wonders of nature.

Moderate hikes are longer, faster-paced hikes on rugged terrain. For all hiking programs we recommend wearing comfortable shoes or boots, and packing water and a light snack.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Anne Loftus Playground (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2016-04-17 2016-04-17 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.86520004272461000, -73.92880249023438000 Mon, 21 Mar 2016 14:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Learn to Ride: Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/17/learn-to-rideadults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/17/learn-to-rideadults Date: April 17, 2016

Learn to Ride—Adults is a free class for adults and mature teens who are ready to ride. It doesn’t matter if you’re 18 or 80, we’ll get you rolling in no time. With our safe, easy, effective method, Learn to Ride students learn how to balance, pedal, start, stop, and steer a bike, as well as adjust a helmet for proper fit. Most people learn to ride in one session, but even if they don’t, they’ll leave equipped with an easy, low-stress way to teach themselves—or, they can join us for another free class!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 870-2080

Location: Near the baseball field (in St. Mary's Park)

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2016-04-17 2016-04-17 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.81052146771000000, -73.91097760200500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f18d3ae72e1.jpg Tue, 05 Apr 2016 14:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Storytelling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/17/nature-storytelling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/17/nature-storytelling Date: April 17, 2016

Bring the kids to this free nature storytelling event with our Urban Park Rangers. Ranger programs are the perfect additions to your family’s weekend. All supplies are provided.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Garden entrance (in Baisley Pond Park)

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Q005 Baisley Pond Park 2016-04-17 2016-04-17 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.67710113525400000, -73.78668212890600000 Mon, 28 Mar 2016 16:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Meditation at Wave Hill]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/17/meditation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/17/meditation Date: April 17, 2016

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

All levels welcome. Please arrive on time: late-comers will not be admitted once the class begins. Sessions take place outdoors on occasion, weather permitting.

Start time: 11:45 am

End time: 12:45 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Ecology Building (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2016-04-17 2016-04-17 11:45 am 12:45 pm 40.89788818359375000, -73.91107940673828000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570d39e13d942.jpg Wed, 13 Apr 2016 16:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Earth Day New York e-Cycling at Union Square]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/17/earth-day-new-york-ecycling-at-union-square http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/17/earth-day-new-york-ecycling-at-union-square Date: April 17, 2016

Celebrate Earth Day New York with DSNY and Earth Day Initiative in Union Square Park. We'll collect e-waste in e-cycleNYC bins, and clothing and textiles in re-fashioNYC bins. Join DSNY's recycling mascots for photos opportunities.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: North Plaza (in Union Square Park)

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M089 Union Square Park 2016-04-17 2016-04-17 12:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.73658370971680000, -73.98987579345703000 Fri, 15 Apr 2016 12:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Earth Day Celebration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/17/earth-day-celebration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/17/earth-day-celebration Date: April 17, 2016

Celebrate Earth Day with us! Activities include Urban Park Ranger-led hikes, interpretive dance and Native American performances, and light refreshments.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Salt Marsh Nature Center (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2016-04-17 2016-04-17 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.60469818115234400, -73.92980194091797000 Mon, 28 Mar 2016 16:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Are You Ready to Bring It?: Children's Dance Battle]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/17/are-you-ready-to-bring-it http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/17/are-you-ready-to-bring-it Date: April 17, 2016

Learn the form of dance called Stand Battle. Children ages 6-13 years old are encouraged to come join us Sundays in April and May to learn this great form of dance that is performed in parades. To end the session the group will perform in Manhattan's Dance Parade on Saturday May 21 sponsored by danceparade.org. To register email sarah.bishow@parks.nyc.gov you can also just show up. These are free dance classes. All we require is for your child to get a free membership with the recreation center. Please have a guardian bring the child to fill out the membership form.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-543-8672

Location: Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center (in Williamsbridge Oval)

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X104 Williamsbridge Oval 2016-04-17 2016-04-17 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.87689971923828000, -73.87650299072266000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57026842b5b5f.png Mon, 04 Apr 2016 18:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Exploration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/17/nature-exploration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/17/nature-exploration Date: April 17, 2016

Join the Prospect Park Alliance for nature education programs at the Prospect Park Audubon Center, the first urban Audubon Center in the nation.

  • Nature Play, 10–11 am: Join Alliance naturalists and learn to appreciate the beauty of nature and develop self-reliance, creativity and problem-solving skills through different outdoor play-based activities.
  • Discovery Pack, 10 am–12 pm: The Prospect Park Alliance invites you to get inspired by nature with our new Discovery Packs, a ready-to-go kits filled with nature activities for families.
  • Blooming Naturalists,12–1 pm: So you think you are a Naturalist? Find out at the Audubon Center by learning how to identify birds and use binoculars and field guides.
  • Introduction to Bird Watching, Saturdays, 12–1 pm: 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: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2016-04-17 2016-04-17 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.66070175170898400, -73.96540069580078000 Wed, 16 Mar 2016 15:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Earth Day in Prospect Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/17/earth-day-in-prospect-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/17/earth-day-in-prospect-park Date: April 17, 2016

Join the Prospect Park Alliance at the Audubon Center for its annual Earth Day celebration.

  • Fishing Lessons, 1–4 pm: Enjoy this fun introduction to catch-and-release fishing. Alliance naturalists will teach participants how to tie a fishing knot, attach bait and cast a line to a try and hook a fish!
  • Blooming Naturalist, 1-2 pm: So you think you are a Naturalist? Find out at the Audubon Center by learning how to identify birds and use binoculars and field guides. Participants can even create their own Official Blooming Naturalist button.
  • Nature’s Helpers, 2–3 pm: Learn how to keep Prospect Park healthy by cleaning up the lakeshore or spreading mulch.
  • Bash the Trash Performance & Parade, 3–4 pm: Make instruments out of recycled materials then jam out in an exciting performance and parade led by Bash the Trash.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2016-04-17 2016-04-17 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.66070175170898400, -73.96540069580078000 Wed, 24 Feb 2016 13:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Poetry: Queens Writers Read in the Garden, Haiku Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/17/poetry-queens-writers-read-in-the-garden-haiku-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/17/poetry-queens-writers-read-in-the-garden-haiku-workshop Date: April 17, 2016

Celebrate National Poetry Month at Queens Botanical Garden by participating in a writing workshop using nature as muse and haiku as a point of departure. Registration is required. Please register at qbghaiku.eventbrite.com.

Sign up for Nature Poetry Ready, which will immediatly follow the Haiku Workshop. Sign up at qbgpoetry.eventbrite.com.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2016-04-17 2016-04-17 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56ce2c7da1250.jpg Thu, 17 Mar 2016 12:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Sherman Creek Stewards: Forest Crew]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/17/sherman-creek-stewards-forest-crew http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/17/sherman-creek-stewards-forest-crew Date: April 17, 2016

On Sunday afternoons, volunteers go into Highbridge Forest and tackle the modern day challenge of native reforestation. We’ll teach you everything you need to know, from native plant and tree identification to the how, why, and what of invasive species removal. Later, you can tell your friends and family how you helped preserve a forest in the middle of Manhattan!

New members are required to attend an Orientation Session, held on the first Saturday of the month. Email volunteer@nyrp.org or call 917-291-6436 for more details.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (917) 291-6436

Location: 190th Street and Amsterdam Avenue (in Highbridge Park)

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M037 Highbridge Park 2016-04-17 2016-04-17 1:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.85340118408203000, -73.92669677734375000 Wed, 16 Mar 2016 15:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Yoga with Awesome Asana]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/17/yoga-with-awesome-asana http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/17/yoga-with-awesome-asana Date: April 17, 2016

Every Sunday at 1 p.m. at Morris-Jumel Mansion, certified yoga instructor Chelsea Best conducts Awesome Asana Yoga, an open-level Vinyasa class designed to accommodate beginners and experts alike.

All are welcome, and mats, if you haven’t one, are provided.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:05 pm

Contact phone: (212) 923-8008

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

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M073 Roger Morris Park 2016-04-17 2016-04-17 1:00 pm 2:05 pm 40.83449935913086000, -73.93849945068360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/569684beaa3fd.jpg Wed, 13 Jan 2016 17:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Ed Center Open Hours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/17/ed-center-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/17/ed-center-open-hours Date: April 17, 2016

The Ed Center is open for free, drop-in hours four afternoons a week!

Get to know Brooklyn Bridge Park with our 250-gallon aquarium filled with critters from the East River, a 10’-scale model of Brooklyn Bridge Park, crafts, a reading corner, and much more!

Photo by Alexa Hoyer

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Environmental Education Center (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-04-17 2016-04-17 1:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.70428673171300000, -73.98938399553300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56b39ce479a04.jpg Thu, 04 Feb 2016 15:00:05 EST