NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2014 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://www.nycgovparks.org/sub_things_to_do/upcoming_events/events_search.php NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Sat, 19 Apr 2014 14:57:54 GMT NYC Parks News 25 25 http://www.nycgovparks.org/sub_things_to_do/upcoming_events/events_search.php http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/parks_leaf_thumb.gif <![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/06/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/06/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: June 6, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-1010

Location: Bronx Zoo (in Bronx Park)

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X002 Bronx Park 2014-06-06 2014-06-06 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:57:54 EDT
<![CDATA[MillionTreesNYC TreeLC Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/06/milliontreesnyc-treelc-workshop-in-the-bronx http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/06/milliontreesnyc-treelc-workshop-in-the-bronx Date: June 6, 2014

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

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

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

Registration is required

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 760-6931

Location: Lou Gehrig Plaza

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<![CDATA[Weird, Wild & Wonderful]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/06/weird-wild-wonderful http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/06/weird-wild-wonderful Date: June 6, 2014

In homage to the beauty of the botanical world's most bizarre flora, the New York Botanical Garden invited members of the American Society of Botanical Artists to participate in a study of the eccentric, creating works of art based on visually unusual plants chosen by the artists themselves.

View the results of their efforts, 46 captivating paintings and illustrations of exotic specimens, on display in the Ross Gallery.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2014-06-06 2014-06-06 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:57:54 EDT
<![CDATA[English Reading For Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/06/english-reading-for-adults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/06/english-reading-for-adults Date: June 6, 2014

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-06-06 2014-06-06 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:57:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Sit Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/06/sit-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/06/sit-aerobics Date: June 6, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 771-2787

Location: St. Johns Recreation Center

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2014-06-06 2014-06-06 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.6735, -73.9348 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:57:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Blooming Naturalists: Introduction to Bird Watching]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/06/blooming-naturalists http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/06/blooming-naturalists Date: June 6, 2014

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-06-06 2014-06-06 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5327482a3015f.png Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:57:54 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Tennis]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/06/cityparks-seniors-fitness-tennis http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/06/cityparks-seniors-fitness-tennis Date: June 6, 2014

The CityParks Seniors Fitness program offers free tennis lessons, yoga instruction, and fitness walking in 14 parks across the city. The program aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help us feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis. No matter how old we are, our bodies always benefit from physical activity. All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718)760-6999

Location: Tennis Center (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-06-06 2014-06-06 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.79, -73.9619 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d7ba922a4e.jpg Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:57:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Conference House Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/06/house-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/06/house-tours Date: June 6, 2014

Come to the Conference House in Tottenville for guided tours through an historic house where Benjamin Franklin, Edward Rutledge, John Adams, and Lord Howe met in an attempt to end the Revolutionary War. After taking a guided tour, experience the rich views of nature at Conference House Park, as well as stopping by the Visitor's Center to view our rotating exhibits!

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 984-6046

Location: Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2014-06-06 2014-06-06 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.502, -74.2514 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5339a985105b4.jpg Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:57:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Short Story Fiction/Non-Fiction Writing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/06/short-story-fictionnonfiction-writing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/06/short-story-fictionnonfiction-writing Date: June 6, 2014

Work on your fiction/non-fiction short story-writing with an established writer. Get to know your character and create your scene. Use timed writing exercises to flesh out your story idea and develop an interesting character.

This class is for adults.

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-06-06 2014-06-06 1:30 pm 3:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:57:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature on the Go!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/06/nature-on-the-go http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/06/nature-on-the-go Date: June 6, 2014

Join the Prospect Park Alliance at the Audubon Center to learn about the nature that is all around us. A naturalist leads children and families to areas near the Audubon Center to discover the flora and fauna in the park. Meet at the Audubon Center.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-06-06 2014-06-06 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51634824e03ed.jpg Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:57:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Adapted Aquatics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/06/adapted-aquatics2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/06/adapted-aquatics2 Date: June 6, 2014

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

To register, please call our Citywide Aquatics office at 718-760-6969 ext. 0. Recreation Center membership is required to participate.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-760-6969 ext. 0

Location: Metropolitan Recreation Center

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B085 Metropolitan Recreation Center 2014-06-06 2014-06-06 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.7151, -73.9605 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:57:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Seasonal Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/06/seasonal-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/06/seasonal-crafts Date: June 6, 2014

Make seasonal and holiday arts & crafts items to take home.

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 2014-06-06 2014-06-06 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:57:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Waterfront Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/06/waterfront-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/06/waterfront-walk Date: June 6, 2014

From a competitive rowing hub to an illegal dumping ground, the Harlem River waterfront at Sherman Creek has seen a diversity of uses.

Come see the latest developments! We will explore an under-appreciated stretch of NYC’s coastline that includes wetlands, gardens, and ongoing restoration efforts.

The tour will address how efforts toward coastal resilience and sustainable management affect New York Restoration Project’s work along the waterfront.

Registration required.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 291-6436

Location: Sherman Creek Park (in Sherman Creek)

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M300 Sherman Creek 2014-06-06 2014-06-06 2:30 pm 4:00 pm 40.8611, -73.918 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:57:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Animal Encounter]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/06/animal-encounter http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/06/animal-encounter Date: June 6, 2014

Curious as to how "Snappy" the turtle got her name? Want to watch the snake gobble up a mouse? Join the Alliance at the Audubon Center to learn more about the animals in our collection. Discover what it takes to care for these amazing creatures and assist in an actual feeding. There will also be opportunities to get up close and personal!

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-06-06 2014-06-06 3:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5163470fe9ca2.png Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:57:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Adapted Aquatics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/06/adapted-aquatics1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/06/adapted-aquatics1 Date: June 6, 2014

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

To register, please call the Citywide Aquatics office at 718-760-6969 ext. 0. Recreation Center membership is required to participate.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-760-6969 ext. 0

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

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M164 Asser Levy Playground 2014-06-06 2014-06-06 3:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7361, -73.9757 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:57:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Adapted Aquatics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/06/adapted-aquatics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/06/adapted-aquatics Date: June 6, 2014

Practice your swimming skills in this adaptive swim program for people with disabilities! To register, which is mandatory, please call the Citywide Aquatics office at 718-760-6969 ext. 0.

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

Start time: 4:30 pm

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-760-6969 ext. 0

Location: Roy Wilkins Recreation Center

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Q448 Roy Wilkins Recreation Center 2014-06-06 2014-06-06 4:30 pm 5:30 pm 40.6881, -73.7701 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:57:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Cardio Sculpt]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/06/shape-up-nyc-cardio-sculpt http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/06/shape-up-nyc-cardio-sculpt Date: June 6, 2014

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

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

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: McDonald Park House (in McDonald Playground)

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R034 McDonald Playground 2014-06-06 2014-06-06 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.6291, -74.1155 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:57:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Movie in Crocheron Park: "Brave"]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/06/movies-across-from-golden-pond-in-crocheron-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/06/movies-across-from-golden-pond-in-crocheron-park Date: June 6, 2014

Princess Merida, determined to make her own path defies a custom that brings chaos to her kingdom. Granted one wish, she must rely on her bravery and archery skills to undo a beastly curse.

Please bring a blanket or low chair.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-4793

Location: 35th Avenue and Cross Island Parkway (in Crocheron Park)

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Q012 Crocheron Park 2014-06-06 2014-06-06 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.7713, -73.7653 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:57:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Van Cortlandt Track Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/07/van-cortlandt-track-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/07/van-cortlandt-track-club Date: June 7, 2014

Van Cortlandt Track Club runs through and around the Yonkers-Bronx border in small groups.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Van Cortlandt Stadium (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2014-06-07 2014-06-07 8:00 am 40.888, -73.8968 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:57:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Bird Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/07/bird-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/07/bird-walk Date: June 7, 2014

NYC Audubon experts lead the way as we marvel at quirky but logical bird behavior and delicate feathers in exquisite patterns.

When birding on your own, check the Nature Sightings log in front of the Nature Center before you head out. At the end of walks, please add your sightings to the log, so others may be aware of recent nature happenings in the park.

Bring binoculars if you have them and wear sturdy shoes!

Start time: 8:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 430-1890

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2014-06-07 2014-06-07 8:00 am 40.8911, -73.894 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:57:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Greenmarket at Grand Army Plaza]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/07/greenmarket-at-grand-army-plaza http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/07/greenmarket-at-grand-army-plaza Date: June 7, 2014

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Grand Army Plaza

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B040 Grand Army Plaza 2014-06-07 2014-06-07 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.6735, -73.9701 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52c7206a84855.jpg Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:57:54 EDT
<![CDATA[ESL Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/07/esl-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/07/esl-class Date: June 7, 2014

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-06-07 2014-06-07 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:57:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Nature Walks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/07/summer-on-the-hudson-nature-walks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/07/summer-on-the-hudson-nature-walks Date: June 7, 2014

Join Leslie Day, naturalist and author of Field Guide to the Natural World of New York City, and Field Guide to the Street Trees of New York City, (Johns Hopkins University Press) for a Nature Walk; learn about the trees, plants and bird life of Riverside Park.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: 311

Location: 116th Street Overlook (in Riverside Park)

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M071 Riverside Park 2014-06-07 2014-06-07 9:30 am 11:00 am 40.8093, -73.9669 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:57:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Zumba]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/07/shape-up-nyc-zumba http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/07/shape-up-nyc-zumba Date: June 7, 2014

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

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

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: McDonald Park House (in McDonald Playground)

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R034 McDonald Playground 2014-06-07 2014-06-07 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.6291, -74.1155 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:57:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/07/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/07/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: June 7, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-1010

Location: Bronx Zoo (in Bronx Park)

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X002 Bronx Park 2014-06-07 2014-06-07 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:57:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Weekend Volunteer Corps]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/07/weekend-volunteer-corps http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/07/weekend-volunteer-corps Date: June 7, 2014

Join the Prospect Park Alliance to help the keep the Park clean and beautiful. Volunteers help spruce up gardens, paint fences and benches, weed and spread mulch, and sweep and clear pathways.

Individuals can sign up online. Groups should pre-register.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

Location: Parkside & Ocean Avenue entrance (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-06-07 2014-06-07 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.6552, -73.9624 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52813eba05aa9.jpg Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:57:54 EDT
<![CDATA[History of the Highland Park Ridgewood Reservoir]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/07/history-of-the-highland-park-ridgewood-reservoir http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/07/history-of-the-highland-park-ridgewood-reservoir Date: June 7, 2014

Join Charles Monaco, local resident and history buff, on a tour of the reservoir and learn about its inception, cultural impact, and role as part of the "Brooklyn Waterworks."

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 235-4462

Location: Ridgewood Reservoir

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<![CDATA[Birding]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/07/birding http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/07/birding Date: June 7, 2014

New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife. Our Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in New York City. We offer birding programs throughout the year. Birding programs are appropriate for all skill levels and beginners are welcome. To enhance your experience we encourage you to bring binoculars and field guides, or ask a Ranger to borrow a pair.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 548-0912

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2014-06-07 2014-06-07 10:00 am 40.8911, -73.894 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:57:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Shaking In Your Seat]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/07/shaking-in-your-seat http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/07/shaking-in-your-seat Date: June 7, 2014

This energizing, seated workout for adults and seniors invigorates and infuses new interest and enthusiasm in fitness. It uses exciting latin rhythms with easy to follow steps from cha-cha, mambo, merengue, salsa, bachata, flamenco, cumbia, old-school dances and even belly-dancing, making it fun, safe and healthy for all.

Recreation Center membership is required to participate.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

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 2014-06-07 2014-06-07 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.8469, -73.9399 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:57:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Weird, Wild & Wonderful]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/07/weird-wild-wonderful http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/07/weird-wild-wonderful Date: June 7, 2014

In homage to the beauty of the botanical world's most bizarre flora, the New York Botanical Garden invited members of the American Society of Botanical Artists to participate in a study of the eccentric, creating works of art based on visually unusual plants chosen by the artists themselves.

View the results of their efforts, 46 captivating paintings and illustrations of exotic specimens, on display in the Ross Gallery.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2014-06-07 2014-06-07 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:57:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Rose Garden Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/07/rose-garden-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/07/rose-garden-festival Date: June 7, 2014

Come June, the Peggy Rockefeller Rose Garden is a sea of warm color, flush with reds, whites, yellows, and pinks of more than 4,000 blooming plants. In celebration of the delicate beauty that defines this collection, as well as the peak of its seasonal color, stop by for two days of live music, plant care demonstrations and tours with expert rosarians, and light summer refreshments in the shade of the garden's overlooks.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2014-06-07 2014-06-07 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:57:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/07/shape-up-nyc-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/07/shape-up-nyc-aerobics Date: June 7, 2014

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-06-07 2014-06-07 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:57:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Knitting & Crocheting for Intermediate and Advanced Levels]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/07/knitcrochet-intermediate-group http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/07/knitcrochet-intermediate-group Date: June 7, 2014

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

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

Must be able to read and follow patterns.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-06-07 2014-06-07 10:30 am 12:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:57:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Zumba Toning]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/07/shape-up-nyc-zumba1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/07/shape-up-nyc-zumba1 Date: June 7, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: McDonald Park House (in McDonald Playground)

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R034 McDonald Playground 2014-06-07 2014-06-07 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.6291, -74.1155 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:57:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Adult Art: Get the Point! (oil pastels)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/07/adult-art-get-the-point-oil-pastels http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/07/adult-art-get-the-point-oil-pastels Date: June 7, 2014

Study the works of George Seurat, founder of the Pointillism movement, and discover the effectiveness of his post-Impressionistic painting technique using tiny dots of color. Color separation and application will be discussed. Learn and practice the technique of optical mixing with oil pastels.

Fee for three-part series $60 non-members/$51 Greenbelt Conservancy members

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2014-06-07 2014-06-07 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.5884, -74.1391 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:57:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Hike the Vanderbilt Motor Parkway]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/07/hike-the-vanderbilt-motor-parkway http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/07/hike-the-vanderbilt-motor-parkway Date: June 7, 2014

Hiking is the ultimate way to enjoy the outdoors and 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. This hike will lead participants from Cunningham Park to Alley Pond Park on a historic section of the Queens Greenway that at one time was part of private road built by the Vanderbilt family in 1908.
Registration is required. To register, please visit nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Wednesday, May 28.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 846-2731

Location: Cunningham Park

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Q021 Cunningham Park 2014-06-07 2014-06-07 11:00 am 40.7281, -73.7727 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:57:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Basic Canoeing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/07/basic-canoeing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/07/basic-canoeing Date: June 7, 2014

Few experiences compare with being on the open water in New York City. The rhythm of the waves, the sun on your face, and the exhilaration of slicing through the water all add up to an experience you’ll never forget. Our trained Urban Park Rangers will lead you on canoe adventures that range from the gentle waters of protected lakes to the challenging open waters of rivers and bays. On an Urban Park Ranger canoe program, you can progress from a novice to an expert in one just one summer!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 548-0912

Location: Eton Place and Richmond Avenue (in Willowbrook Park)

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R030 Willowbrook Park 2014-06-07 2014-06-07 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.6041, -74.1614 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:57:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Audubon: Incredible Invertebrates]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/07/popup-audubon-incredible-invertebrates http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/07/popup-audubon-incredible-invertebrates Date: June 7, 2014

The Prospect Park Alliance presents Pop-Up Audubon, now in its second season, which invites families to directly engage with nature through outdoor learning in locations around the Park.

Nature on the Go!: 2 p.m.
Explore the freshwater ecosystem of Prospect Park and discover the diverse array of aquatic insect life through the examination of specimens at the Binnen Pools.
Nature’s Helpers: 3 p.m.
Spend some time enjoying nature while helping to keep the Park clean. Take a tour of the park and help keep it clean along the way. Gloves, garbage bags and trash grabbers will be provided.
Family Bird Watching: 4 p.m
Join a naturalist for a Ravine hike to the waterfall trail, and take a close look at waterfowl habitats.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

Location: Entrance to the Ravine, downhill from the Picnic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-06-07 2014-06-07 12:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.6642, -73.9704 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d66b19ebc3.png Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:57:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Uncorked!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/07/uncorked http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/07/uncorked Date: June 7, 2014

Stroll through our historic town on a beautiful spring day and sample dishes from the area's top chefs. Enjoy a taste of fine wines and see traditional recipes being prepared.

Experience the creation of restaurant specialties as chefs demonstrate their favorite recipes. Taste classic American dishes and enjoy ethnic flavors.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-1611 x241

Location: Historic Richmond Town

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2014-06-07 2014-06-07 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.5698, -74.1448 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:57:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Citizenship Classes for Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/07/citizenship-classes-for-adults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/07/citizenship-classes-for-adults Date: June 7, 2014

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

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-06-07 2014-06-07 12:30 pm 1:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:57:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Jeffrey's Hook Lighthouse Open House]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/07/jeffreys-hook-lighthouse-open-house http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/07/jeffreys-hook-lighthouse-open-house Date: June 7, 2014

Urban Park Rangers specialize in interpretation of historic turning points, both natural and manmade, in our city’s long history. The Jeffrey's Hook Lighthouse originated in Sandy Hook, New Jersey. The Coast Guard relocated it to the west side of Manhattan in 1921. The story of the lighthouse in Fort Washington Park was popularized by the children's book The Little Red Lighthouse and the Great Gray Bridge by Hildegarde H. Swift with illustrations by Lynd Ward, published in 1942. Join the Urban Park Rangers as we open the doors and allow patrons to enjoy the views and sights on this mostly self-guided tour. No reservations needed, first come first served.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 304-2365

Location: Little Red Lighthouse (in Fort Washington Park)

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M028 Fort Washington Park 2014-06-07 2014-06-07 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.8501, -73.9468 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:57:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Conference House Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/07/house-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/07/house-tours Date: June 7, 2014

Come to the Conference House in Tottenville for guided tours through an historic house where Benjamin Franklin, Edward Rutledge, John Adams, and Lord Howe met in an attempt to end the Revolutionary War. After taking a guided tour, experience the rich views of nature at Conference House Park, as well as stopping by the Visitor's Center to view our rotating exhibits!

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 984-6046

Location: Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2014-06-07 2014-06-07 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.502, -74.2514 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5339a985105b4.jpg Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:57:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Fitness Bootcamp]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/07/fitness-bootcamp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/07/fitness-bootcamp Date: June 7, 2014

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-4793 x301

Location: Alley Athletic (in Alley Pond Park)

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2014-06-07 2014-06-07 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.7404, -73.7339 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:57:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Dance and Fitness Infusion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/07/shape-up-nyc-dance-fitness-infusion http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/07/shape-up-nyc-dance-fitness-infusion Date: June 7, 2014

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

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

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

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: McDonald Park House (in McDonald Playground)

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R034 McDonald Playground 2014-06-07 2014-06-07 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.6291, -74.1155 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:57:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids Enjoy Exercise Now (KEEN)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/07/kids-enjoy-exercise-now-keen http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/07/kids-enjoy-exercise-now-keen Date: June 7, 2014

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

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:45 pm

Contact phone: (212) 754-5411

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

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M130 Recreation Center 54 2014-06-07 2014-06-07 1:00 pm 3:45 pm 40.7565, -73.9651 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:57:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: GlobeSonic Sound System Dance Party]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/07/summer-on-the-hudson-globesonic-sound-system-dance-party http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/07/summer-on-the-hudson-globesonic-sound-system-dance-party Date: June 7, 2014

Join hundreds of revelers of all-ages at the 10th year celebration of the GlobeSonic on the Hudson open-air summer dance party with the GlobeSonic Sound System DJs and drummers.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Pier I (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2014-06-07 2014-06-07 2:30 pm 10:00 pm 40.7797, -73.9889 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/531f59d060a24.JPG Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:57:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Tea in the Garden: Scones and Sachets]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/07/tea-in-the-garden-scones-and-sachets http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/07/tea-in-the-garden-scones-and-sachets Date: June 7, 2014

Enjoy an afternoon of history and tasty treats. Our tea party will take place outdoors to enjoy the view of Morris-Jumel Mansion’s historic sunken garden. Learn how to properly “take tea,” enjoy a full afternoon tea service and create a beautiful sachet using herbs and flowers which were grown at Morris-Jumel. The event is suitable for adults and families. It will sell out quickly, so RSVP soon!

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 923-8008

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

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M073 Roger Morris Park 2014-06-07 2014-06-07 3:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.8345, -73.9385 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:57:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Camping]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/07/family-camping http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/07/family-camping Date: June 7, 2014

We camp to create lasting memories, connect with the natural world, and bond with our families. Camping affords us the opportunity to unplug from the diversions of everyday life and to laugh and play with our families. The Urban Park Rangers celebrate the tradition of camping throughout the spring and summer, and we look forward to welcoming your family. Tents are provided.

Space is limited and families are chosen by lottery. To enter your family in the lottery, visit nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Wednesday, May 28th.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Salt Marsh Nature Center (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2014-06-07 2014-06-07 6:00 pm 40.6047, -73.9298 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:57:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/08/summer-on-the-hudson-tai-chi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/08/summer-on-the-hudson-tai-chi Date: June 8, 2014

Join Silvana Pizzuti to learn and practice Tai Chi, a slow moving martial art with health benefits for all fitness levels.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: 311

Location: Soldiers and Sailors Monument (in Riverside Park)

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M072 Riverside Park 2014-06-08 2014-06-08 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.792, -73.979 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:57:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/08/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/08/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: June 8, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-1010

Location: Bronx Zoo (in Bronx Park)

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X002 Bronx Park 2014-06-08 2014-06-08 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:57:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Community Volunteer Day at Queens Botanical Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/08/community-volunteer-day-at-qbg http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/08/community-volunteer-day-at-qbg Date: June 8, 2014

Roll up your sleeves and join your neighbors in volunteering to keep QBG clean and green! Led by QBG staff, groups will participate in a variety of garden activities. Registration required by Monday, June 2 - email rforlenza@queensbotanical.org.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-06-08 2014-06-08 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:57:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Kayaking on the Hudson]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/08/summer-on-the-hudson-kayaking-on-the-hudson http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/08/summer-on-the-hudson-kayaking-on-the-hudson Date: June 8, 2014

Join The Downtown Boathouse for 20-minute instructional paddles. Please wear a bathing suit or shorts and a t-shirt, and know how to swim. Weather permitting. No registration required. Kayaks and life vests provided. All ages.

Please note: 72nd street Kayaking is volunteer run and volunteers are low, which sometimes results in shortened hours. The Downtown Boathouse is looking for volunteers. If you would like to volunteer please visit: http://www.downtownboathouse.org/volunteer.html

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Kayaking on the Hudson Meeting Point (in Riverside Park)

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M071 Riverside Park 2014-06-08 2014-06-08 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7814, -73.988 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:57:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Weird, Wild & Wonderful]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/08/weird-wild-wonderful http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/08/weird-wild-wonderful Date: June 8, 2014

In homage to the beauty of the botanical world's most bizarre flora, the New York Botanical Garden invited members of the American Society of Botanical Artists to participate in a study of the eccentric, creating works of art based on visually unusual plants chosen by the artists themselves.

View the results of their efforts, 46 captivating paintings and illustrations of exotic specimens, on display in the Ross Gallery.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2014-06-08 2014-06-08 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:57:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Rose Garden Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/08/rose-garden-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/08/rose-garden-festival Date: June 8, 2014

Come June, the Peggy Rockefeller Rose Garden is a sea of warm color, flush with reds, whites, yellows, and pinks of more than 4,000 blooming plants. In celebration of the delicate beauty that defines this collection, as well as the peak of its seasonal color, stop by for two days of live music, plant care demonstrations and tours with expert rosarians, and light summer refreshments in the shade of the garden's overlooks.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2014-06-08 2014-06-08 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:57:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Forest Crew]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/08/forest-crew http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/08/forest-crew Date: June 8, 2014

The Highbridge Forest Crew works to remove invasive plants from the park and to care for recently planted native trees.

As part of the Forest Crew you will learn basic invasive and native plant identification, proper removal techniques and an overview of New York Restoration Project’s approach to urban reforestation. Anyone interested in forest ecology, invasive plant removal, and urban forests should join the Forest Crew in their work every Sunday morning.

New members must attend a training and orientation the first Sunday of every month.

Registration required.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 291-6436

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

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M037 Highbridge Park 2014-06-08 2014-06-08 10:30 am 1:00 pm 40.8534, -73.9267 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/530e4db093a4f.jpg Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:57:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Smorgasburg]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/08/smorgasburg http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/08/smorgasburg Date: June 8, 2014

Join us Sundays at Brooklyn Bridge Park's Pier 5 for another season of Brooklyn’s best street food. From brisket to bulgogi and Burmese noodles, to phatty beet sliders, fish and chips and farm-fresh ice cream, there’s always something yummy for everyone. Come enjoy our food with a view.

The markets are open 11:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m., rain or shine, all spring, summer and fall. See ya there!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 5 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-06-08 2014-06-08 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.6947, -74.0016 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:57:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Basic Canoeing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/08/basic-canoeing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/08/basic-canoeing Date: June 8, 2014

Few experiences compare with being on the open water in New York City. The rhythm of the waves, the sun on your face, and the exhilaration of slicing through the water all add up to an experience you’ll never forget. Our trained Urban Park Rangers will lead you on canoe adventures that range from the gentle waters of protected lakes to the challenging open waters of rivers and bays. On an Urban Park Ranger canoe program, you can progress from a novice to an expert in one just one summer!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 548-0912

Location: Van Cortlandt South and Major Deegan Expressway (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2014-06-08 2014-06-08 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.8859, -73.8967 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:57:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Audubon: Incredible Invertebrates]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/08/popup-audubon-incredible-invertebrates http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/08/popup-audubon-incredible-invertebrates Date: June 8, 2014

The Prospect Park Alliance presents Pop-Up Audubon, now in its second season, which invites families to directly engage with nature through outdoor learning in locations around the Park.

Nature on the Go!: 2 p.m.
Explore the freshwater ecosystem of Prospect Park and discover the diverse array of aquatic insect life through the examination of specimens at the Binnen Pools.
Nature’s Helpers: 3 p.m.
Spend some time enjoying nature while helping to keep the Park clean. Take a tour of the park and help keep it clean along the way. Gloves, garbage bags and trash grabbers will be provided.
Family Bird Watching: 4 p.m
Join a naturalist for a Ravine hike to the waterfall trail, and take a close look at waterfowl habitats.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

Location: Entrance to the Ravine, downhill from the Picnic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-06-08 2014-06-08 12:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.6642, -73.9704 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d66b19ebc3.png Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:57:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Brooklyn Bridge Park Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/08/brooklyn-bridge-park-tour3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/08/brooklyn-bridge-park-tour3 Date: June 8, 2014

Join one of Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy's volunteer Docents for a free, guided walking tour of Pier 1.

Tours will cover the the topic of BBP's design, history, and ecology. Learn about the history of the Brooklyn waterfront, BBP's sustainable design, and how the park came to life.

Tours begin at the entrance to Pier 1 and are first-come, first-served. Space is limited, please arrive 15 minutes early to ensure a spot.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 412-1031

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-06-08 2014-06-08 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7017, -73.9969 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:57:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature FunFind]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/08/nature-funfind http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/08/nature-funfind Date: June 8, 2014

Celebrate the 10th birthday of the Greenbelt Nature Center by embarking upon a quest in search of knowledge and fun. Along the way, complete various stations and activities related to the Greenbelt, and earn stamps and other prizes. From games and crafts to trivia and demonstrations, there is sure to be something for everyone. This quest is best completed in groups of two or more. Families, friends, and scout groups welcome. Upon completion of your quest, return to the Greenbelt Nature Center for a birthday celebration, complete with cake, surprise guests, and a special present for each of you.

This celebration is sponsored, in part, by Time Warner Cable. Registration and pre-payment required.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2014-06-08 2014-06-08 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.5884, -74.1391 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:57:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Historic New York: The General Slocum Disaster]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/08/historic-new-york-the-general-slocum-disaster http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/08/historic-new-york-the-general-slocum-disaster Date: June 8, 2014

Ice-age glaciers, Native Americans, Dutch traders, British Redcoats, and the Underground Railroad have all left their mark on New York City. Their stories can be found in the names of our streets, our architecture, and our parks. Urban Park Rangers specialize in interpretation of historic turning points, both natural and man-made, in our city’s long history.

This historic walking tour will focus on the General Slocum disaster. On the morning of June 15, 1904, the steamboat General Slocum caught fire in the East River with approximately 1,300 people on board, including many children. In the course of 20 minutes an estimated 1,021 people died. It was the deadliest disaster at that time. Hear the full story about the General Slocum and learn the outcomes it had for the future of boating safety. Astoria Park also allows visitors to experience a unique view of the East River.

Registration required. To register, please visit nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Wednesday, May 28.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 846-2731

Location: 19th Avenue & Hoyt Avenue (in Astoria Park)

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Q004 Astoria Park 2014-06-08 2014-06-08 1:00 pm 40.7767, -73.9238 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:57:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Conference House Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/08/house-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/08/house-tours Date: June 8, 2014

Come to the Conference House in Tottenville for guided tours through an historic house where Benjamin Franklin, Edward Rutledge, John Adams, and Lord Howe met in an attempt to end the Revolutionary War. After taking a guided tour, experience the rich views of nature at Conference House Park, as well as stopping by the Visitor's Center to view our rotating exhibits!

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 984-6046

Location: Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2014-06-08 2014-06-08 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.502, -74.2514 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5339a985105b4.jpg Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:57:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Genealogy Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/08/genology-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/08/genology-workshop Date: June 8, 2014

Queens Historical Society is happy to welcome back Wilhelmena Rhodes Kelley and the Daughters of the American Revolution for another genealogy discussion and workshop.

The Queens chapter of D.A.R. is one of the first in the organization’s history that was started by a black woman: Wilhelmena Rhodes Kelly.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 939-0647 x17

Location: Kingsland Homestead

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2014-06-08 2014-06-08 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.7637, -73.824 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53273383920ea.jpg Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:57:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Let's Dance]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/08/summer-on-the-hudson-lets-dance http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/08/summer-on-the-hudson-lets-dance Date: June 8, 2014

Learn to dance like a pro at these salsa, cha-cha, and bachata lessons and group social dances led by master teachers from the Piel Canela Dance and Music School and featuring DJ Ray Colon.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Pier I (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2014-06-08 2014-06-08 6:00 pm 9:30 pm 40.7797, -73.9889 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/531f58a830eed.jpg Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:57:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Seniors Fitness: Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/09/seniors-fitness-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/09/seniors-fitness-yoga Date: June 9, 2014

Keep active by joining a yoga class!

For ages 60+; pre-registration is required.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 760-6999

Location: Indian Field Comfort Station (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2014-06-09 2014-06-09 9:00 am 40.8959, -73.8782 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:57:54 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Senior Fitness: Walking]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/09/cityparks-senior-fitness-walking http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/09/cityparks-senior-fitness-walking Date: June 9, 2014

The CityParks Seniors Fitness program offers free tennis lessons, yoga instruction, and fitness walking in 14 parks across the city. The program aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help us feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis. No matter how old we are, our bodies always benefit from physical activity. All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 760-6999

Location: East 86th Street and East End Avenue (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2014-06-09 2014-06-09 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.7749, -73.9438 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d653971bd7.jpg Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:57:54 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/09/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/09/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga1 Date: June 9, 2014

The CityParks Seniors Fitness program offers free tennis lessons, yoga instruction, and fitness walking in 14 parks across the city. The program aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help us feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis. No matter how old we are, our bodies always benefit from physical activity. All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718)760-6999

Location: Salt Marsh Nature Center (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2014-06-09 2014-06-09 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.6047, -73.9298 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d69833d1e1.jpg Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:57:54 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/09/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/09/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga Date: June 9, 2014

The CityParks Seniors Fitness program offers free tennis lessons, yoga instruction, and fitness walking in 14 parks across the city. The program aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help us feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis. No matter how old we are, our bodies always benefit from physical activity. All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718)760-6999

Location: Woodlawn Tennis Courts (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2014-06-09 2014-06-09 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.8966, -73.8786 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d6b267ba59.jpg Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:57:54 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Walking]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/09/cityparks-seniors-fitness-walking http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/09/cityparks-seniors-fitness-walking Date: June 9, 2014

The CityParks Seniors Fitness program offers free tennis lessons, yoga instruction, and fitness walking in 14 parks across the city. The program aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help us feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis. No matter how old we are, our bodies always benefit from physical activity. All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718)760-6999

Location: Soundview Park

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X118 Soundview Park 2014-06-09 2014-06-09 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.8174, -73.8703 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d67f7c8244.jpg Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:57:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Chair Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/09/shape-up-nyc-chair-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/09/shape-up-nyc-chair-aerobics Date: June 9, 2014

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

For adults and seniors.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 771-2787

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

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2014-06-09 2014-06-09 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.8108, -73.9147 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:57:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/09/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/09/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: June 9, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-1010

Location: Bronx Zoo (in Bronx Park)

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X002 Bronx Park 2014-06-09 2014-06-09 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:57:54 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Tennis]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/09/cityparks-seniors-fitness-tennis2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/09/cityparks-seniors-fitness-tennis2 Date: June 9, 2014

The CityParks Seniors Fitness program offers free tennis lessons, yoga instruction, and fitness walking in 14 parks across the city. The program aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help us feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis. No matter how old we are, our bodies always benefit from physical activity. All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718)760-6999

Location: Brielle Ave. between Rockland Ave. and Wolcott Ave. (in LaTourette Park & Golf Course)

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R013 LaTourette Park & Golf Course 2014-06-09 2014-06-09 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.5911, -74.1395 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d6a68e59b4.jpg Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:57:54 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Tennis]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/09/cityparks-seniors-fitness-tennis1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/09/cityparks-seniors-fitness-tennis1 Date: June 9, 2014

The CityParks Seniors Fitness program offers free tennis lessons, yoga instruction, and fitness walking in 14 parks across the city. The program aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help us feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis. No matter how old we are, our bodies always benefit from physical activity. All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718)760-6999

Location: Flushing Meadows Corona Park

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2014-06-09 2014-06-09 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7493, -73.8546 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d6c8aaf20a.jpg Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:57:54 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Tennis]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/09/cityparks-seniors-fitness-tennis http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/09/cityparks-seniors-fitness-tennis Date: June 9, 2014

The CityParks Seniors Fitness program offers free tennis lessons, yoga instruction, and fitness walking in 14 parks across the city. The program aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help us feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis. No matter how old we are, our bodies always benefit from physical activity. All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718)760-6999

Location: Fieldhouse (in Astoria Park)

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Q004 Astoria Park 2014-06-09 2014-06-09 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7749, -73.9241 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d6cde80d16.jpg Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:57:54 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Senior Fitness: Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/09/cityparks-senior-fitness-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/09/cityparks-senior-fitness-yoga Date: June 9, 2014

The CityParks Seniors Fitness program offers free tennis lessons, yoga instruction, and fitness walking in 14 parks across the city. The program aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help us feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis. No matter how old we are, our bodies always benefit from physical activity. All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718)760-6999

Location: Soundview Park

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X118 Soundview Park 2014-06-09 2014-06-09 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.8174, -73.8703 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d6ba07e982.jpg Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:57:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Weird, Wild & Wonderful]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/09/weird-wild-wonderful http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/09/weird-wild-wonderful Date: June 9, 2014

In homage to the beauty of the botanical world's most bizarre flora, the New York Botanical Garden invited members of the American Society of Botanical Artists to participate in a study of the eccentric, creating works of art based on visually unusual plants chosen by the artists themselves.

View the results of their efforts, 46 captivating paintings and illustrations of exotic specimens, on display in the Ross Gallery.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2014-06-09 2014-06-09 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:57:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/09/shape-up-nyc-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/09/shape-up-nyc-aerobics Date: June 9, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: McDonald Park House (in McDonald Playground)

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R034 McDonald Playground 2014-06-09 2014-06-09 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.6291, -74.1155 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:57:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Chair Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/09/chair-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/09/chair-yoga Date: June 9, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 447-2020

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

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M164 Asser Levy Playground 2014-06-09 2014-06-09 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7361, -73.9757 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:57:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Chair Toning]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/09/shape-up-nyc-chair-toning http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/09/shape-up-nyc-chair-toning Date: June 9, 2014

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

For adults and seniors.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 402-5155

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

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2014-06-09 2014-06-09 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.8108, -73.9147 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:57:54 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/09/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/09/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga3 Date: June 9, 2014

The CityParks Seniors Fitness program offers free tennis lessons, yoga instruction, and fitness walking in 14 parks across the city. The program aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help us feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis. No matter how old we are, our bodies always benefit from physical activity. All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718)760-6999

Location: Inwood Hill Park

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2014-06-09 2014-06-09 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.873, -73.9254 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d6d3522e94.jpg Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:57:54 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/09/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/09/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga2 Date: June 9, 2014

The CityParks Seniors Fitness program offers free tennis lessons, yoga instruction, and fitness walking in 14 parks across the city. The program aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help us feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis. No matter how old we are, our bodies always benefit from physical activity. All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718)760-6999

Location: South Oxford Park

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B407 South Oxford Park 2014-06-09 2014-06-09 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.6836, -73.9724 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d6d95b3814.jpg Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:57:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Senior Sit and Get Fit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/09/senior-sit-and-get-fit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/09/senior-sit-and-get-fit Date: June 9, 2014

Seniors, get low impact exercise in this aerobics class done seated. Persons with disabilties are welcome. Recreation Center membership is required.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 255-3705

Location: Chelsea Recreation Center

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M260 Chelsea Recreation Center 2014-06-09 2014-06-09 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7483, -74.0022 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:57:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Monday Movement]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/09/monday-movement http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/09/monday-movement Date: June 9, 2014

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 485-4633

Location: Brownsville Recreation Center (in Brownsville Playground)

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B270 Brownsville Playground 2014-06-09 2014-06-09 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.6566, -73.902 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:57:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Adaptive Swim]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/09/adaptive-swim http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/09/adaptive-swim Date: June 9, 2014

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

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

Recreation Center membership is required to participate.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 1:45 pm

Contact phone: 718-760-6969 ext. 0

Location: Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center

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M063 Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center 2014-06-09 2014-06-09 1:00 pm 1:45 pm 40.7715, -73.9885 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:57:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Pond Exploration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/09/pond-exploration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/09/pond-exploration Date: June 9, 2014

Join a pond-tastic exploration of High Rock Park. Learn about water quality and how factors such as pH affect pond life. Also, search for water boatmen, diving beetles, and other aquatic life at or below the surface. Meet at the Nevada Ave parking lot. This free program is part of the Con Edison Citizen Science series and is suitable for ages 7 and up with adult chaperone. Registration is required; please call or email to register.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: 200 Nevada Avenue (in High Rock Park)

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R088 High Rock Park 2014-06-09 2014-06-09 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.5845, -74.1251 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:57:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Couch to 5K]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/09/shape-up-nyc-couch-to-5k http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/09/shape-up-nyc-couch-to-5k Date: June 9, 2014

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

Rain or shine.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-3300

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

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2014-06-09 2014-06-09 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8344 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:57:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Dancing Under the Stars]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/09/dancing-under-the-stars http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/09/dancing-under-the-stars Date: June 9, 2014

Enjoy free Ballroom Dance lessons!

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 235-4100

Location: Wallenberg Square (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2014-06-09 2014-06-09 6:00 pm 7:30 pm 40.7075, -73.8372 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:57:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Kettlebell, Core and Conditioning]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/09/shape-up-nyc-kettlebell-core-and-conditioning http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/09/shape-up-nyc-kettlebell-core-and-conditioning Date: June 9, 2014

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

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

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: McDonald Park House (in McDonald Playground)

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R034 McDonald Playground 2014-06-09 2014-06-09 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.6291, -74.1155 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:57:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Body Blast]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/09/shape-up-nyc-body-blast http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/09/shape-up-nyc-body-blast Date: June 9, 2014

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

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

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: McDonald Park House (in McDonald Playground)

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R034 McDonald Playground 2014-06-09 2014-06-09 7:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.6291, -74.1155 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:57:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Seniors Fitness: Walking]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/10/seniors-fitness-walking http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/10/seniors-fitness-walking Date: June 10, 2014

Walking is an excellent way to stay fit and enjoy the scenes of the city.

For ages 60+; pre-registration is required.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 760-6999

Location: Indian Field Comfort Station (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2014-06-10 2014-06-10 9:00 am 40.8959, -73.8782 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:57:54 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/10/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga4 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/10/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga4 Date: June 10, 2014

The CityParks Seniors Fitness program offers free tennis lessons, yoga instruction, and fitness walking in 14 parks across the city. The program aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help us feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis. No matter how old we are, our bodies always benefit from physical activity. All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718)760-6999

Location: Brielle Ave. between Rockland Ave. and Wolcott Ave. (in LaTourette Park & Golf Course)

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R013 LaTourette Park & Golf Course 2014-06-10 2014-06-10 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.5911, -74.1395 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d7770760a4.jpg Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:57:54 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/10/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/10/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga3 Date: June 10, 2014

The CityParks Seniors Fitness program offers free tennis lessons, yoga instruction, and fitness walking in 14 parks across the city. The program aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help us feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis. No matter how old we are, our bodies always benefit from physical activity. All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718)760-6999

Location: Roy Wilkins Park Parking Lot

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2014-06-10 2014-06-10 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.6863, -73.7689 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d7831dc747.jpg Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:57:54 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Tennis]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/10/cityparks-seniors-fitness-tennis2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/10/cityparks-seniors-fitness-tennis2 Date: June 10, 2014

The CityParks Seniors Fitness program offers free tennis lessons, yoga instruction, and fitness walking in 14 parks across the city. The program aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help us feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis. No matter how old we are, our bodies always benefit from physical activity. All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718)760-6999

Location: Cunningham Park at 193rd Street

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2014-06-10 2014-06-10 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.7302, -73.7774 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d6e23b6354.jpg Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:57:54 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/10/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/10/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga1 Date: June 10, 2014

The CityParks Seniors Fitness program offers free tennis lessons, yoga instruction, and fitness walking in 14 parks across the city. The program aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help us feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis. No matter how old we are, our bodies always benefit from physical activity. All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718)760-6999

Location: East 86th Street and East End Avenue (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2014-06-10 2014-06-10 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.7749, -73.9438 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d78aba2a4c.jpg Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:57:54 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Walking]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/10/cityparks-seniors-fitness-walking http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/10/cityparks-seniors-fitness-walking Date: June 10, 2014

The CityParks Seniors Fitness program offers free tennis lessons, yoga instruction, and fitness walking in 14 parks across the city. The program aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help us feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis. No matter how old we are, our bodies always benefit from physical activity. All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718)760-6999

Location: Woodlawn Tennis Courts (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2014-06-10 2014-06-10 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.8966, -73.8786 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d76499ca57.jpg Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:57:54 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/10/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/10/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga Date: June 10, 2014

The CityParks Seniors Fitness program offers free tennis lessons, yoga instruction, and fitness walking in 14 parks across the city. The program aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help us feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis. No matter how old we are, our bodies always benefit from physical activity. All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718)760-6999

Location: Middletown Rd & Stadium Ave (in Pelham Bay Park)

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2014-06-10 2014-06-10 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.8485, -73.8199 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d787974f5b.jpg Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:57:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Fitness Walk at Joe Michaels Mile]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/10/fitness-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/10/fitness-walk Date: June 10, 2014

Join other adults in a weekly fitness walking program that starts at the western end of Joe Michaels Mile (near the front of Fort Totten). No registration is required.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: 718-352-4793 ext. 301

Location: Joe Michaels Mile: Western Entrance (in Crocheron Park)

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Q012 Crocheron Park 2014-06-10 2014-06-10 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.7888, -73.7821 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:57:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Zumba]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/10/shape-up-nyc-zumba http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/10/shape-up-nyc-zumba Date: June 10, 2014

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

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: McDonald Park House (in McDonald Playground)

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R034 McDonald Playground 2014-06-10 2014-06-10 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.6291, -74.1155 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:57:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/10/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/10/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: June 10, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-1010

Location: Bronx Zoo (in Bronx Park)

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X002 Bronx Park 2014-06-10 2014-06-10 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:57:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Human Impacts Institute Tree Care Tuesdays]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/10/human-impacts-institute-tree-care-tuesdays http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/10/human-impacts-institute-tree-care-tuesdays Date: June 10, 2014

Human Impacts Institute’s successful Tree Care Tuesday program will be entering its second season, launching during earth week this April. The goal of Tree Care Tuesdays is to beautify NYC neighborhoods, create community relationships, promote green space, mitigate air pollution, and prevent stormwater runoff.

Tree care sessions involve community volunteers, alongside HII crew cleaning-up, aerating and mulching tree beds and planting bulbs in the tree bed soil all while spending quality time with your community and mother nature.

Human Impacts Institute will provide supplies for tree care. Participants should bring water bottles, sunblock, a hat, and any other personal items. Participants under 18 need to be accompanied by a guardian.

Please note: Tree Care Tuesdays meet on Tuesdays between 10:00 a.m. 12:00 p.m., from April 22nd through September 2nd. On April 22, May 20, June 17 and July 15, Tree Care Tuesdays will meet 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Space is limited. Registration is recommended for individuals and required for groups. Please register by email with your full name and contact information and specify “Tree Care Tuesday”, the specific DATE, as well as how many people will be attending in your registration.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 727 9761

Location: Manhattan Avenue and Metropolitan Avenue

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2014-06-10 2014-06-10 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7144, -73.9461 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d8195c8ec3.JPG Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:57:54 EDT