NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2014 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://www.nycgovparks.org/sub_things_to_do/upcoming_events/events_search.php NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Thu, 17 Apr 2014 08:08:21 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[Wetland Cleanup and Seining]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/19/wetland-cleanup-and-seining http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/19/wetland-cleanup-and-seining Date: May 19, 2013

Swindler Cove at Sherman Creek Park is home to the only beach in Manhattan. Come check it out and help clean up along the shoreline and wetland in Swindler Cove. Learn about the aquatic and avian species you are protecting by donning hip waders and seining in the Harlem River.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 291-6436

Location: Sherman Creek Park (in Sherman Creek)

]]>
M300 Sherman Creek 2013-05-19 2013-05-19 10:30 am 1:00 pm 40.8611, -73.918 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 04:08:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Street Types: Turn of the Century Portraiture By Alice Austen]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/19/street-types-turn-of-the-century-portraiture-by-alice-austen http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/19/street-types-turn-of-the-century-portraiture-by-alice-austen Date: May 19, 2013

This show explores the portraits Alice Austen made on the streets of Manhattan at the turn of the last century. Her curious work captured the faces of New York City’s working class, as the population exploded with an influx of new immigrants, hoping to find the American Dream.
The Alice Austen House Museum is accessible to wheelchair users. There is a wheelchair ramp located in the rear of the museum.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-4506

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

]]>
R117 Alice Austen Park 2013-05-19 2013-05-19 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.6146, -74.0631 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 04:08:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: 10th Annual Mamapalooza Outdoor Extravaganza]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/19/summer-on-the-hudson-10th-annual-mamapalooza-outdoor-extravaganza http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/19/summer-on-the-hudson-10th-annual-mamapalooza-outdoor-extravaganza Date: May 19, 2013

Moms Rock! Celebrate mothers and the people who love them at our annual music and art-filled festival featuring family bands, kids activities, Gymboree Play Tent, crafts, eco-environmental information, food, vendors, interactive fun, and more! Fitness demos begin at 11AM. Music starts at noon. Everyone welcome.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Pier I (in Riverside Park South)

]]>
M353 Riverside Park South 2013-05-19 2013-05-19 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7797, -73.9889 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51548136876d4.jpg Thu, 17 Apr 2014 04:08:22 EDT
<![CDATA[High Line Field Station]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/19/every-friday-saturday-and-sunday-high-line-field-station http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/19/every-friday-saturday-and-sunday-high-line-field-station Date: May 19, 2013

Whether it’s your first walk or your hundredth visit, High Line Greeters help you discover a new side of the High Line.

The High Line Field Station is a mobile information cart, staffed by High Line Greeters, a group of knowledgeable volunteers who answer your questions and provide information about the park’s history, design, landscape, and more. The Field Station is also stocked with free resources, like monthly bloom lists, seasonal High Line Art maps, and information about upcoming free events and activities for the whole family.

The High Line Field Station is open Thursdays, from 1:00 – 7:00 PM, and Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, from 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM, between Saturday, May 4 and Sunday, September 29. The High Line Field Station will be open on Memorial Day (Monday, May 27) from 1:00 – 7:00 PM.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 206-9922

Location: Chelsea Market Passage (in The High Line)

]]>
M360 The High Line 2013-05-19 2013-05-19 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7429, -74.0072 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 04:08:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Great GoogaMooga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/19/great-googamooga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/19/great-googamooga Date: May 19, 2013

At Great GoogaMooga you will eat and drink from New York’s top restaurants and leading wineries and breweries. You’ll listen to top musical acts. You’ll dine, dance and drink with your friends at imaginatively themed parties and events. You’ll connect with a community that understands that the best things in life aren’t things at all—they’re experiences like this.

Presented by the folks who bring you Bonnaroo, Outside Lands and other major festivals—and served up with Brooklyn “indie” spirit—Great GoogaMooga is a celebration of all that’s good to eat, drink, experience and share here in America’s food capital.

For a complete listing of events and ticket information, please visit the Great GoogaMooga page.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: The Nethermead (in Prospect Park)

]]>
B073 Prospect Park 2013-05-19 2013-05-19 11:00 am 8:00 pm 40.6611, -73.9686 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 04:08:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Chess]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/19/bryant-park-chess http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/19/bryant-park-chess Date: May 19, 2013

Game boards, including chess, checkers, and backgammon, are available for a small fee. Provided by the Marshall Chess Club.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

]]>
M008 Bryant Park 2013-05-19 2013-05-19 11:00 am 8:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 04:08:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park: Le Carrousel]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/19/bryant-park-le-carrousel http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/19/bryant-park-le-carrousel Date: May 19, 2013

La Carrousel was specially created to complement the park’s French classical style, featuring brightly colored animals and French cabaret music. $2 per ride, or buy a discount card to enjoy 10 rides for $15.

Also available for parties.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Le Carrousel (in Bryant Park)

]]>
M008 Bryant Park 2013-05-19 2013-05-19 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7533, -73.984 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 04:08:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/19/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/19/bryant-park-games Date: May 19, 2013

Take a game break with an eclectic selection of favorite tabletop games for free. From scrabble and mancala to dominoes and more.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

]]>
M008 Bryant Park 2013-05-19 2013-05-19 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 04:08:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/19/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/19/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: May 19, 2013

Test your ping pong skills at one of two state-of-the-art tables. Paddles and balls are provided free of charge. Sign up with an attendant in the park to reserve a time slot.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Ping Pong Court (in Bryant Park)

]]>
M008 Bryant Park 2013-05-19 2013-05-19 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 04:08:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Reading Room]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/19/bryant-park-reading-room http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/19/bryant-park-reading-room Date: May 19, 2013

Reading, writing, and literary happenings related to the written word – under the London Plane trees – in the open-air Reading Room.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Reading Room (in Bryant Park)

]]>
M008 Bryant Park 2013-05-19 2013-05-19 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7542, -73.9833 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 04:08:22 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park Day at East River Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/19/its-my-park-day-at-east-river-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/19/its-my-park-day-at-east-river-park Date: May 19, 2013

On It's My Park Day, join the East River Park Track Club in a spring spruce up at East River Park. Project will include weeding, mulching and debris removal for all ages and abilities.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 375-5421

Location: East River Park Track House (in East River Park)

]]>
M144 East River Park 2013-05-19 2013-05-19 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.7213, -73.9744 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 04:08:22 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park Day at St. Nicholas Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/19/its-my-park-day-at-st-nicholas-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/19/its-my-park-day-at-st-nicholas-park Date: May 19, 2013

On It's My Park Day, join the Friends of St. Nicholas Park as they clean up, rake and plant flowers near the West 135th Street Plaza. Please bring your own gloves if possible.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (347) 812-4868

Location: West 135th Street Plaza (in St. Nicholas Park)

]]>
M077 St. Nicholas Park 2013-05-19 2013-05-19 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.8171, -73.948 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 04:08:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Drums Along the Hudson: A Native American Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/19/eleventh-annual-drums-along-the-hudson-a-native-american-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/19/eleventh-annual-drums-along-the-hudson-a-native-american-festival Date: May 19, 2013

A FREE, multi cultural family-oriented festival, the Eleventh Annual Drums Along The Hudson: A Native American Festival includes exhibitions of world dance and drumming traditions with host Louis Mofsie and the Thunderbird American Indian Dancers, Heyna Second Sons and Silver Cloud Drum Group, as well as Native American crafts and international foods. The festival combines a celebration of Native American heritage, culture, and art with the diversity of New York City itself. In keeping with the underlying theme of environmental appreciation and education, Drums Along the Hudson will continue to feature an Environmental Tent which will include appearances by Captain Planet, courtesy of the Captain Planet Foundation.

Drums Along the Hudson is presented by Lotus Music & Dance in collaboration with the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation, sponsored in part by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, Councilman Robert Jackson and WABC-TV.

This year, we will have a free bicycle valet for attendees who ride their bike to the park. The event will take place rain or shine.

For more information visit http://www.drumsalongthehudson.org/, email info@northernmanhattanparks.org or call (212) 795-1388.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Park entrance at 218th Street & Indian Road (in Inwood Hill Park)

]]>
M042 Inwood Hill Park 2013-05-19 2013-05-19 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.8729, -73.9186 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 04:08:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Tai Chi in the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/19/free-tai-chi-in-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/19/free-tai-chi-in-the-park Date: May 19, 2013

Led by certified instructors from the Taoist Tai Chi Society of the USA, these classes offer the opportunity to learn Taoist Tai Chi, improve one's health, relax, and exercise in an outdoor setting among changing exhibitions of contemporary sculpture.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 956-1819

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

]]>
Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2013-05-19 2013-05-19 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7687, -73.9369 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51d47b12d0002.JPG Thu, 17 Apr 2014 04:08:22 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks PuppetMobile Presents "Little Red's Hood"]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/19/cityparks-puppetmobile-presents-little-reds-hood http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/19/cityparks-puppetmobile-presents-little-reds-hood Date: May 19, 2013

Little Red’s Hood is a fresh retelling of the classic “Little Red Riding Hood” tale updated with a modern sensibility that will appeal to kids. The production features a dozen, hand-made marionettes crafted by the expert puppeteers from the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre.

Like many of today’s children, Little Red is a smart, young city slicker who is too focused on her smartphone to notice her surroundings. Wulfric is a misunderstood wolf with a sweet tooth. When Little Red travels from New York City to the country to deliver some cupcakes to her Grandma, she encounters a colorful cast of characters as Wulfric the Wolf tries to head her off at the pass.

Little Red’s Hood is directed by Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre’s Artistic Director Bruce Cannon and written by Liam Hurley.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: St. Catherine's Park

]]>
M079 St. Catherine's Park 2013-05-19 2013-05-19 12:00 pm 40.7652, -73.9587 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/515b091466e89.jpg Thu, 17 Apr 2014 04:08:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Bronx Week Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/19/bronx-week-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/19/bronx-week-tours Date: May 19, 2013

Celebrate beauty in the Bronx with free guided tours throughout the day. Tours start at quarter past the hour.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 885-1461

Location: Bartow Pell Mansion

]]>
2013-05-19 2013-05-19 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.8719, -73.8055 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 04:08:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Ride The Carousel in Prospect Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/19/ride-the-carousel-in-prospect-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/19/ride-the-carousel-in-prospect-park Date: May 19, 2013

Located in the Park’s "Children’s Corner," the Carousel features 51 magnificently carved horses, a lion, a giraffe, a deer, and two dragon-pulled chariots. Carved in 1912 by Charles Carmel, one of the foremost carousel designers of the time, and restored by the Prospect Park Alliance in 1990, the Carousel promises that classic summertime amusement will be available for generations of fun. In addition, the Prospect Park Carousel is one of the few in the world that is wheelchair accessible.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 230-7637

Location: The Carousel (in Prospect Park)

]]>
B073 Prospect Park 2013-05-19 2013-05-19 12:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.6637, -73.9642 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/516344b163619.jpg Thu, 17 Apr 2014 04:08:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Redesign Javits Playground]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/19/discover-science-in-javits-playground-with-storefront-science http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/19/discover-science-in-javits-playground-with-storefront-science Date: May 19, 2013

Want a chance to re-design Javits Playground? Join Dr. Leonisa Ardizzone of Storefront Science and use math, science and engineering to measure, plot and design your own improvements to our local park.

Limit of 15 children. You must pre-register.

Register in advance by emailing below with "Register" in the subject line and in the body of the e-mail the parent/guardian name, child's name and age and the best e-mail to reach you back at.

Appropriate for ages 7-12. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Jacob Javits Playground (in Fort Tryon Park)

]]>
M029 Fort Tryon Park 2013-05-19 2013-05-19 12:00 pm 1:30 pm 40.859, -73.9349 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 04:08:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Saltwater Fishing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/19/saltwater-fishing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/19/saltwater-fishing Date: May 19, 2013

Mastering any new skill requires practice and patience. Fishing programs help develop these skills while connecting you with nature. Our experienced Rangers teach the ethics of fishing and the ecology of our waterways on every fishing program.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: West Harlem Piers Park

]]>
2013-05-19 2013-05-19 1:00 pm 40.8188, -73.9611 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 04:08:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Seining]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/19/seining http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/19/seining Date: May 19, 2013

New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife. Wildlife viewing opportunities exist year-round in all of our parks and beaches. Wildlife viewing is a perfect activity for any age. Today wildlife viewing is recognized as one of the nation’s fastest growing activities. Our Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in New York City.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Fort Totten Front Gate (in Fort Totten Park)

]]>
Q458 Fort Totten Park 2013-05-19 2013-05-19 1:00 pm 40.7895, -73.7821 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 04:08:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Exploration Hike]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/19/nature-exploration-hike-moderate http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/19/nature-exploration-hike-moderate Date: May 19, 2013

Hiking programs feature intensity levels ranging from light (a leisurely stroll on mostly paved paths), moderate (longer, faster paced hikes on rugged terrain), to vigorous (long distance, with hills and rugged terrain). This a a moderate level event. For all hiking programs we recommend wearing comfortable shoes or boots, and packing water and a light snack.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Prospect Park Picnic House (in Prospect Park)

]]>
B073 Prospect Park 2013-05-19 2013-05-19 1:00 pm 40.6674, -73.9726 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 04:08:23 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids Insect Exploration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/19/kids-insect-exploration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/19/kids-insect-exploration Date: May 19, 2013

We connect children with nature to encourage active exploration of the natural world. Children who spend time outdoors develop strong imaginations and learn to socialize better with others. Urban Park Rangers are role models who encourage children to let their imaginations run wild in a safe, supportive atmosphere.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 378-2061

Location: Pelham Bay Ranger Station (in Pelham Bay Park)

]]>
X039 Pelham Bay Park 2013-05-19 2013-05-19 1:00 pm 40.8516, -73.8266 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 04:08:23 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Scavenger Hunt]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/19/family-scavenger-hunt http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/19/family-scavenger-hunt Date: May 19, 2013

We connect children with nature to encourage active exploration of the natural world. Children who spend time outdoors develop strong imaginations and learn to socialize better with others. Urban Park Rangers are role models who encourage children to let their imaginations run wild in a safe, supportive atmosphere.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

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

]]>
R119 Blue Heron Park 2013-05-19 2013-05-19 1:00 pm 40.5309, -74.1778 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 04:08:23 EDT
<![CDATA[Insect Investigations: Cicada or Not, Here We Go]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/19/insect-investigations-cicada-or-not-here-we-go http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/19/insect-investigations-cicada-or-not-here-we-go Date: May 19, 2013

Hike and search the forest floor in search of six (or more) legged wonders. Learn what all the buzz about the 17-year periodic Magicicada is all about, and look and listen for brood II cicadas. Also, learn about some of the other insects who will be leaping, buzzing, and humming later this summer: grasshoppers, crickets, katydids, and more. This program is suitable for ages 7 and up. Registration required.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

]]>
R129 Blood Root Valley 2013-05-19 2013-05-19 1:00 pm 40.5884, -74.1391 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 04:08:23 EDT
<![CDATA[Creative Actions Workshop--Ripple Effect: On Painting Water at Wave Hill]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/19/creative-actions-workshopripple-effect-on-painting-water-at-wave-hill http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/19/creative-actions-workshopripple-effect-on-painting-water-at-wave-hill Date: May 19, 2013

Engage in a creative dialogue with your surroundings guided by professional artists working in various media. Join artist Wennie Huang in this watercolor workshop focusing on techniques that capture the elusive, translucent and reflective qualities of water. Working off the inverted landscape mirrored in the Aquatic Garden, experiment with wet-on-wet washes, glazing and brushwork to suggest the rippling effect of water. Registration recommended, online at our website below, by calling or at the Perkins Visitor Center. Drop-ins welcome as space allows.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200 x232

Location: Wave Hill

]]>
X209 Wave Hill 2013-05-19 2013-05-19 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.8987, -73.9125 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 04:08:23 EDT
<![CDATA[Lefferts Historic House-2nd Floor Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/19/lefferts-historic-house-2nd-floor-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/19/lefferts-historic-house-2nd-floor-tours Date: May 19, 2013

View significant artifacts from 19th-century family life and walk into a fully furnished 1820s bedroom.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 789-2822

Location: Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

]]>
B073 Prospect Park 2013-05-19 2013-05-19 1:00 pm 4:30 pm 40.6643, -73.9639 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5166e6336343b.jpg Thu, 17 Apr 2014 04:08:23 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park Day at Inwood Hill Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/19/its-my-park-day-at-inwood-hill-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/19/its-my-park-day-at-inwood-hill-park Date: May 19, 2013

On It's My Park Day, come out to help the Friends of the Indian Road Playground spruce up the garden adjacent to the playground. Help is needed with spreading mulch, debris removal and planting.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 751-6652

Location: Indian Road Playground (in Inwood Hill Park)

]]>
M042 Inwood Hill Park 2013-05-19 2013-05-19 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.8714, -73.9199 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 04:08:23 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park Day at Luther Gulick Playground]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/19/its-my-park-day-at-luther-gulick-playground http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/19/its-my-park-day-at-luther-gulick-playground Date: May 19, 2013

On It's My Park Day, join the Friends of Gulick Park to spruce up the park. They will be doing a big spring cleaning of the park and planting.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 408-0216

Location: Luther Gulick Playground

]]>
M065 Luther Gulick Playground 2013-05-19 2013-05-19 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7159, -73.9819 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 04:08:23 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Highlights Walk at Wave Hill]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/19/garden-highlights-walk-at-wave-hill http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/19/garden-highlights-walk-at-wave-hill Date: May 19, 2013

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

Photo credit: Joshua Bright

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

]]>
X209 Wave Hill 2013-05-19 2013-05-19 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.8991, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/512cf7fddfa51.JPG Thu, 17 Apr 2014 04:08:23 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks PuppetMobile Presents "Little Red's Hood"]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/19/cityparks-puppetmobile-presents-little-reds-hood1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/19/cityparks-puppetmobile-presents-little-reds-hood1 Date: May 19, 2013

Little Red’s Hood is a fresh retelling of the classic “Little Red Riding Hood” tale updated with a modern sensibility that will appeal to kids. The production features a dozen, hand-made marionettes crafted by the expert puppeteers from the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre.

Like many of today’s children, Little Red is a smart, young city slicker who is too focused on her smartphone to notice her surroundings. Wulfric is a misunderstood wolf with a sweet tooth. When Little Red travels from New York City to the country to deliver some cupcakes to her Grandma, she encounters a colorful cast of characters as Wulfric the Wolf tries to head her off at the pass.

Little Red’s Hood is directed by Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre’s Artistic Director Bruce Cannon and written by Liam Hurley.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: St. Catherine's Park

]]>
M079 St. Catherine's Park 2013-05-19 2013-05-19 2:00 pm 40.7652, -73.9587 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/515b091466e89.jpg Thu, 17 Apr 2014 04:08:23 EDT
<![CDATA[Overlook Concerts at Riverside Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/19/overlook-concerts-at-riverside-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/19/overlook-concerts-at-riverside-park Date: May 19, 2013

Riverside Park Conservancy present Spring Overlook Concerts, a series of musical performances.

Performance Schedule:

  • May 5 Columbia Wind Ensemble
  • May 12 French Cookin’ Blues Band
  • May 19 Orbit Brass Quintet of the Manhattan School of Music

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 870-3070

Location: 116th Street Overlook (in Riverside Park)

]]>
M071 Riverside Park 2013-05-19 2013-05-19 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.8093, -73.9669 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 04:08:23 EDT
<![CDATA[Spring Fungi Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/19/spring-fungi-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/19/spring-fungi-walk Date: May 19, 2013

Come and see the diversity of fungi that grow in the park. We will be finding Polypores, Crust fungi and Ascomycetes which thrive in the early spring weather. Given the evanescent nature of fungi, it is difficult to know what species will be fruiting during our visit. Inwood Hill Park may be hiding fungi species not yet discovered!

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone:

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

]]>
M042 Inwood Hill Park 2013-05-19 2013-05-19 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.87, -73.9211 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 04:08:23 EDT
<![CDATA[The Old Stone House and Light and Sound Concerts Present: Miguel Frasconi Glass Instrument Concert]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/19/the-old-stone-house-and-light-and-sound-concerts-present-miguel-frasconi-glass-instrument-concert http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/19/the-old-stone-house-and-light-and-sound-concerts-present-miguel-frasconi-glass-instrument-concert Date: May 19, 2013

Join us for our spring season of Light & Sound Concerts, the innovative classical concert series produced by Julianne Klopotic.

Miguel Frasconi uses electronics and an instrumentarium of glass objects to create music from a uniquely imagined tradition. His glass instruments are struck, blown, stroked, smashed, and otherwise coaxed into vibration. Miguel has worked closely with composers John Cage, Jon Hassell, James Tenney, Morton Subotnick, and has collaborated with many choreographers, including Alonzo King and modern dance pioneer Anna Halprin. He was a founding member of The Glass Orchestra, the internationally renowned new music ensemble featuring all glass instruments. Frasconi is a member of Ne(x)tworks, one of NYC’s leading new music ensemble, and teaches at Bard College where he directs the Bard Laptop Orchestra (BLOrk).
Performance Dates:
  • Friday, May 17 @ 8 pm
  • Sunday, May 19 @ 3 pm
  • Community/Family Concert: Sunday May 19 @ 2 pm
Community/Family Concerts are 40 minutes

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 768-3195

Location: Old Stone House (in J.J. Byrne Playground)

]]>
B111 J.J. Byrne Playground 2013-05-19 2013-05-19 3:00 pm 40.6729, -73.9846 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51548d27cddea.jpg Thu, 17 Apr 2014 04:08:23 EDT
<![CDATA[Big Apple Circus Presents: Legendarium - A Journey into Circus Past]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/19/big-apple-circus http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/19/big-apple-circus Date: May 19, 2013

Travel back to when circus traditions were born and witness incredible acts that would have had the villagers chattering for days! The courageous mid-air flips and catches of a man on the trapeze. A captivating contortionist whose flexibility is as impressive as her steadfast poise. An agile, adept acrobat and her strapping suitors. A swaying wire act of sure-footed strength and stability. The dizzying delights of a daring inventor in his tumbling, twirling hoop. The stunning, soaring beauty of a pair on aerial straps and a woman held aloft by hanging silks. A jaw-dropping juggling tango team performing to passionate rhythms. Bicyclists whose spinning wheels turn smooth and speedy stunts. Majestic horses with graceful gaits and playful pups with teasing tricks. And what circus would be complete without bumbling clowns who bring the spirit of timeless comedy? It’s all led by an affable Ringmaster and the great Big Apple Circus Band playing the iconic songs of yesteryear. So run away with the Big Apple Circus and relive Big Tops of old in a memorable one-ring show for the ages.

The Big Top is air–conditioned in warm weather. The show runs for just over 2 hours, including a 15 minute intermission.

Call or visit our website to purchase tickets early. The Circus Box Office, located in front of the Big Top at Cunningham Park, will open Saturday, May 18th Tues–Fri, 10am–8pm; Sat–Mon, 10am–6pm. For groups of 15 people or more or for inquiries about wheelchair–accessible seating or for any additional information please call the Ticket Info Line at (800) 922-3772.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (888) 541-3750

Location: Parking Lot

]]>
2013-05-19 2013-05-19 3:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.7309, -73.7739 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 04:08:23 EDT
<![CDATA[Art Exhibit: Fish & Crushed Can Story- Mixed Media]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/20/art-exhibit-fish-crushed-can-story-mixed-media http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/20/art-exhibit-fish-crushed-can-story-mixed-media Date: May 20, 2013

This mixed media exhibit by artist Iandry Randriamandroso is created from discarded, crushed aluminum cans found on the streets, and cardboard and burlap from local grocery, along with wordless hand-made books about a fish and a crushed can. This exhibit illustrates how growth is disrupted by invasive species, and is on display in the Visitor&Administration Building Gallery. Free with Garden admission.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

]]>
2013-05-20 2013-05-20 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 04:08:23 EDT
<![CDATA[Celebrate National Bike Month at QBG]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/20/celebrate-national-bike-month-at-qbg http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/20/celebrate-national-bike-month-at-qbg Date: May 20, 2013

Ride your bike to QBG during the month of May and receive 50% off admission. Lock up your wheels at our bike racks and take a stroll to see the flowers (bicycles not allowed inside)

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

]]>
2013-05-20 2013-05-20 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 04:08:23 EDT
<![CDATA[Birding Tours of Bryant Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/20/birding-tours-of-bryant-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/20/birding-tours-of-bryant-park Date: May 20, 2013

Discover the varieties of birds that call Bryant Park home during the migratory season with guided tours. Presented in partnership with the New York City Audubon Society.


Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 'wichcraft coffee kiosk (in Bryant Park)

]]>
M008 Bryant Park 2013-05-20 2013-05-20 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.7545, -73.984 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 04:08:23 EDT
<![CDATA[Erik Benson: The Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/20/erik-benson-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/20/erik-benson-the-park Date: May 20, 2013

Erik Benson’s paintings depict the landscape of everyday metropolitan life, created with thousands of shapes hand-cut from dried sheets of acrylic paint. Benson uses this painstaking compositional technique to capture the complexity of urban development, with its interplay of construction and creative destruction, density and emptiness. Familiar cityscapes emerge as more complex than they initially appear.

Originally I was interested in creating a painting vocabulary that depicted the plasticity and temporality of unexamined things such as playgrounds and construction sites,” says Benson. “These interests have been growing into ideas and concerns that deal with the urban landscape, such as how cities grow and shrink, and what these issues mean to the inhabitants.”

In these vivid new paintings, Benson considers the role and impact of playgrounds, trees and parks within evolving communities, often setting the saturated colors and bold shapes of play equipment and dynamic tree branch patterns against the muted backdrops of the surrounding buildings. Inspired by his neighborhood of Bushwick, Brooklyn, he creates works that are not precise representations, but rather archetypes, at once foreboding and optimistic.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: The Arsenal (in Central Park)

]]>
M010 Central Park 2013-05-20 2013-05-20 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7676, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5187e57d9d9bb.jpg Thu, 17 Apr 2014 04:08:23 EDT
<![CDATA[Gardens For The City Work Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/20/gardens-for-the-city-work-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/20/gardens-for-the-city-work-day Date: May 20, 2013

5 - 10 volunteers are needed to remove rugs and weeds from the ground covering at May GFTC site, 111th Street Community Garden. Gardens for the City (GFTC) is New York Restoration Project's annual application program to help communities transform public space. Award recipients receive free greening materials, muscle and construction.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 333-2552

Location: 111th Street Community Garden

]]>
2013-05-20 2013-05-20 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.7961, -73.9455 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/518d256555c29.JPG Thu, 17 Apr 2014 04:08:23 EDT
<![CDATA[Street Types: Turn of the Century Portraiture By Alice Austen]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/20/street-types-turn-of-the-century-portraiture-by-alice-austen http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/20/street-types-turn-of-the-century-portraiture-by-alice-austen Date: May 20, 2013

This show explores the portraits Alice Austen made on the streets of Manhattan at the turn of the last century. Her curious work captured the faces of New York City’s working class, as the population exploded with an influx of new immigrants, hoping to find the American Dream.
The Alice Austen House Museum is accessible to wheelchair users. There is a wheelchair ramp located in the rear of the museum.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-4506

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

]]>
R117 Alice Austen Park 2013-05-20 2013-05-20 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.6146, -74.0631 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 04:08:23 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Chess]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/20/bryant-park-chess http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/20/bryant-park-chess Date: May 20, 2013

Game boards, including chess, checkers, and backgammon, are available for a small fee. Provided by the Marshall Chess Club.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

]]>
M008 Bryant Park 2013-05-20 2013-05-20 11:00 am 8:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 04:08:23 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Petanque]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/20/bryant-park-petanque http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/20/bryant-park-petanque Date: May 20, 2013

Learn to play pétanque, the popular European game anchored in precision, patience, and camaraderie from members of La Boule New Yorkaise, NYC’s championship-winning club.

Available for parties.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park)

]]>
M008 Bryant Park 2013-05-20 2013-05-20 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7541, -73.9845 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 04:08:23 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park: Le Carrousel]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/20/bryant-park-le-carrousel http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/20/bryant-park-le-carrousel Date: May 20, 2013

La Carrousel was specially created to complement the park’s French classical style, featuring brightly colored animals and French cabaret music. $2 per ride, or buy a discount card to enjoy 10 rides for $15.

Also available for parties.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Le Carrousel (in Bryant Park)

]]>
M008 Bryant Park 2013-05-20 2013-05-20 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7533, -73.984 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 04:08:23 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/20/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/20/bryant-park-games Date: May 20, 2013

Take a game break with an eclectic selection of favorite tabletop games for free. From scrabble and mancala to dominoes and more.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

]]>
M008 Bryant Park 2013-05-20 2013-05-20 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 04:08:23 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/20/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/20/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: May 20, 2013

Test your ping pong skills at one of two state-of-the-art tables. Paddles and balls are provided free of charge. Sign up with an attendant in the park to reserve a time slot.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Ping Pong Court (in Bryant Park)

]]>
M008 Bryant Park 2013-05-20 2013-05-20 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 04:08:23 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Reading Room]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/20/bryant-park-reading-room http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/20/bryant-park-reading-room Date: May 20, 2013

Reading, writing, and literary happenings related to the written word – under the London Plane trees – in the open-air Reading Room.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Reading Room (in Bryant Park)

]]>
M008 Bryant Park 2013-05-20 2013-05-20 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7542, -73.9833 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 04:08:23 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Beginner Italian Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/20/bryant-park-beginner-italian-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/20/bryant-park-beginner-italian-class Date: May 20, 2013

Bonjour! Hola! Konnichiwa! Ciao! Learn a new language or brush up on your skills in these standalone classes. Attend at any time – lessons are not cumulative.

Registration required:
inlinguainBryantPark@inlingua.com

Start time: 11:45 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

]]>
M008 Bryant Park 2013-05-20 2013-05-20 11:45 am 12:30 pm 40.7534, -73.9827 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 04:08:23 EDT
<![CDATA[Walk NYC: Willowbrook Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/20/walk-nyc-willowbrook-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/20/walk-nyc-willowbrook-park Date: May 20, 2013

Walk NYC is a FREE program that encourages New Yorkers of all ages to get fit while enjoying the outdoors. With funding provided by Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield, Parks will staff locations throughout the city with trained walking instructors to lead one-hour walks.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Carousel for All Children (in Willowbrook Park)

]]>
R030 Willowbrook Park 2013-05-20 2013-05-20 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.6039, -74.1586 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 04:08:23 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/20/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/20/bryant-park-juggling Date: May 20, 2013

Test your coordination and dexterity with free juggling lessons. All skill levels are welcome and equipment is provided.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park

]]>
M008 Bryant Park 2013-05-20 2013-05-20 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 04:08:23 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Piano]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/20/bryant-park-piano http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/20/bryant-park-piano Date: May 20, 2013

Clap your hands, stamp your feet, and say yeah to weekday performances of ragtime, jazz, boogie-woogie, and stride piano in Bryant Park. Produced in partnership with the Local 802 of the American Federation of Musicians and Sam Ash Music Stores.

Monday – Friday, 12:30pm – 2:30pm*

May 6 – 10 Terry Waldo
13 – 17 Jon Weber
20 – 24 Russ Kassoff
27 – 31 Larry Ham
June 3 – 7 Todd Robbins
10 – 14 Ayako Shirasaki
17 – 21 Luiz Simas
24 – 28 Joel Forrester
July 1 – 5 Junior Mance
8 – 12* Yuka Aikawa
15 – 19* Isaac ben Ayala
22 – 26* Dona Carter
29 – August 2* Deanna Witkowski
August 5 – 9* Roy Eaton
12 – 16* Victor Lin
19 – 23 Sue Maskaleris
26 – 30 Frank Owens
September 2 – 6 Armen Donelian
9 – 13 Dan Manjovi
16 – 20 Kuni Mikami
23 – 27 Daryl Sherman
*Piano will be held from 2pm – 4pm on Thursdays, July 11, 18, 25, and August 1, 8, 15

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

]]>
M008 Bryant Park 2013-05-20 2013-05-20 12:30 pm 2:30 pm 40.7534, -73.9827 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 04:08:23 EDT
<![CDATA[Grow More Vegetables Certificate Series]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/20/grow-more-vegetables-certificate-seriesthe http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/20/grow-more-vegetables-certificate-seriesthe Date: May 20, 2013

The Grow More Vegetables Certificate Series is an edible gardening course designed to equip community gardeners, teachers, and city residents with the best organic techniques for growing vegetables safely and effectively, particularly in an urban setting. The program consists of six classes, both in the classroom and with hands-on gardening instruction in the field. The Queens Botanical Garden and Just Food in Manhattan will each host a Certificate series in their respective boroughs. Be advised that there is an application process for this Certificate series; preference will be given to community, school, and resident gardeners of the specific borough. For more information, e-mail greg@justfood.org for the Manhattan series.

Thursdays, April 4th - May 9th 6pm - 8pm
Mondays, May 6 - June 17th 6pm - 8pm

*Manhattan series will be held on six Mondays

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Just Food Office

]]>
2013-05-20 2013-05-20 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.7564, -73.983 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 04:08:23 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/21/bryant-park-tai-chi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/21/bryant-park-tai-chi Date: May 21, 2013

Tai Chi and Eternal Spring are instructed by members of the Tai Chi Chuan Center for all ages and experience levels.

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone: 212-768-4242

Location: Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park)

]]>
M008 Bryant Park 2013-05-21 2013-05-21 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.7541, -73.9845 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 04:08:23 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/21/my-morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/21/my-morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: May 21, 2013

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

All of our fitness programs are free, led by trained professionals, and suitable for all levels. Wear comfortable clothing and bring water. Rain and weather / air advisory cancels. Fitness programs are cancelled if the weather is lower than 20 degrees.

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

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

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

]]>
M029 Fort Tryon Park 2013-05-21 2013-05-21 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.8606, -73.9338 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 04:08:23 EDT
<![CDATA[Art Exhibit: Fish & Crushed Can Story- Mixed Media]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/21/art-exhibit-fish-crushed-can-story-mixed-media http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/21/art-exhibit-fish-crushed-can-story-mixed-media Date: May 21, 2013

This mixed media exhibit by artist Iandry Randriamandroso is created from discarded, crushed aluminum cans found on the streets, and cardboard and burlap from local grocery, along with wordless hand-made books about a fish and a crushed can. This exhibit illustrates how growth is disrupted by invasive species, and is on display in the Visitor&Administration Building Gallery. Free with Garden admission.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

]]>
2013-05-21 2013-05-21 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 04:08:23 EDT
<![CDATA[Celebrate National Bike Month at QBG]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/21/celebrate-national-bike-month-at-qbg http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/21/celebrate-national-bike-month-at-qbg Date: May 21, 2013

Ride your bike to QBG during the month of May and receive 50% off admission. Lock up your wheels at our bike racks and take a stroll to see the flowers (bicycles not allowed inside)

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

]]>
2013-05-21 2013-05-21 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 04:08:23 EDT
<![CDATA[Fitness Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/21/fitness-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/21/fitness-walk Date: May 21, 2013

Adults can join us on a free fitness walking program every Tuesday and Thursday morning. This program is terrific for adults of all ages. We have just extended this walk until October 31st.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 352-4793 x301

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

]]>
Q012 Crocheron Park 2013-05-21 2013-05-21 9:00 am 40.7888, -73.7821 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 04:08:23 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Couch to 5K]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/21/shape-up-nyc-couch-to-5k http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/21/shape-up-nyc-couch-to-5k Date: May 21, 2013

Join Shape Up NYC for a free outdoor Couch to 5K class each week. No registration is required, just show up ready to work out. Couch to 5K is a beginner program for the aspiring runner that will combine running, walking, and conditioning exercises to get you in shape for long distance running. Meet outside the Bowne Park Field House, rain or shine.

Shape Up NYC (an NYC Parks program run in partnership with Equinox, NYC Service, and Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield) offers more than 175 free fitness classes every week at locations across the five boroughs to help New Yorkers get and stay fit.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Bowne Park

]]>
Q006 Bowne Park 2013-05-21 2013-05-21 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.7705, -73.8073 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 04:08:23 EDT
<![CDATA[Erik Benson: The Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/21/erik-benson-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/21/erik-benson-the-park Date: May 21, 2013

Erik Benson’s paintings depict the landscape of everyday metropolitan life, created with thousands of shapes hand-cut from dried sheets of acrylic paint. Benson uses this painstaking compositional technique to capture the complexity of urban development, with its interplay of construction and creative destruction, density and emptiness. Familiar cityscapes emerge as more complex than they initially appear.

Originally I was interested in creating a painting vocabulary that depicted the plasticity and temporality of unexamined things such as playgrounds and construction sites,” says Benson. “These interests have been growing into ideas and concerns that deal with the urban landscape, such as how cities grow and shrink, and what these issues mean to the inhabitants.”

In these vivid new paintings, Benson considers the role and impact of playgrounds, trees and parks within evolving communities, often setting the saturated colors and bold shapes of play equipment and dynamic tree branch patterns against the muted backdrops of the surrounding buildings. Inspired by his neighborhood of Bushwick, Brooklyn, he creates works that are not precise representations, but rather archetypes, at once foreboding and optimistic.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: The Arsenal (in Central Park)

]]>
M010 Central Park 2013-05-21 2013-05-21 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7676, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5187e57d9d9bb.jpg Thu, 17 Apr 2014 04:08:23 EDT
<![CDATA[Changing Lenses Photo Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/21/changing-lenses-photo-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/21/changing-lenses-photo-exhibition Date: May 21, 2013

Students from the Urban Assembly School for Wildlife Conservation present a photography exhibition entitled Changing Lenses at Poe Park Visitors Center. The exhibition marks the beginning of a new program that expands arts education for young scientists, and brings their work beyond the walls of the school into the community at large.

Throughout the Spring 2013 semester, nine students in grades 9 – 11 gathered for weekly after-school sessions with UASWC art instructor Jessica Sinclair and teaching artist Mustafa Önder. Using SLR cameras, nine students were introduced to the fundamentals of photography. Emphasis was placed on the communicative properties of image-making: composition, storytelling, and conceptualization. Photographic outings were undertaken throughout the local community, to the Bronx Zoo, and to Bryant Park in Manhattan. The group also took a field trip to the International Center of Photography, where they received a guided tour by a museum educator.

The project is sponsored by Joy of Givings Something, Inc. (JGS), a not-for-profit organization that promotes the art of photography.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

]]>
X040 Poe Park 2013-05-21 2013-05-21 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/518bc85e16e3c.jpg Thu, 17 Apr 2014 04:08:23 EDT
<![CDATA[Catch & Release Fishing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/21/catch-release-fishing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/21/catch-release-fishing Date: May 21, 2013

Grab a pole and relax on the Harlem Meer while you wait for a bite from one of the many species of fish that live in its diverse aquatic ecosystem! Poles available to borrow; must release fish after catching them. Free for families and individuals; groups larger than 5 must reserve at least 2 weeks in advance.

Catch & Release Fishing

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

]]>
M010 Central Park 2013-05-21 2013-05-21 10:00 am 3:00 pm 40.7968, -73.9515 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/511bb82a307e4.jpg Thu, 17 Apr 2014 04:08:23 EDT
<![CDATA[Big Apple Circus Presents: Legendarium - A Journey into Circus Past]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/21/big-apple-circus http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/21/big-apple-circus Date: May 21, 2013

Travel back to when circus traditions were born and witness incredible acts that would have had the villagers chattering for days! The courageous mid-air flips and catches of a man on the trapeze. A captivating contortionist whose flexibility is as impressive as her steadfast poise. An agile, adept acrobat and her strapping suitors. A swaying wire act of sure-footed strength and stability. The dizzying delights of a daring inventor in his tumbling, twirling hoop. The stunning, soaring beauty of a pair on aerial straps and a woman held aloft by hanging silks. A jaw-dropping juggling tango team performing to passionate rhythms. Bicyclists whose spinning wheels turn smooth and speedy stunts. Majestic horses with graceful gaits and playful pups with teasing tricks. And what circus would be complete without bumbling clowns who bring the spirit of timeless comedy? It’s all led by an affable Ringmaster and the great Big Apple Circus Band playing the iconic songs of yesteryear. So run away with the Big Apple Circus and relive Big Tops of old in a memorable one-ring show for the ages.

The Big Top is air–conditioned in warm weather. The show runs for just over 2 hours, including a 15 minute intermission.

Call or visit our website to purchase tickets early. The Circus Box Office, located in front of the Big Top at Cunningham Park, will open Saturday, May 18th Tues–Fri, 10am–8pm; Sat–Mon, 10am–6pm. For groups of 15 people or more or for inquiries about wheelchair–accessible seating or for any additional information please call the Ticket Info Line at (800) 922-3772.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (888) 541-3750

Location: Parking Lot

]]>
2013-05-21 2013-05-21 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.7309, -73.7739 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 04:08:23 EDT
<![CDATA[Street Types: Turn of the Century Portraiture By Alice Austen]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/21/street-types-turn-of-the-century-portraiture-by-alice-austen http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/21/street-types-turn-of-the-century-portraiture-by-alice-austen Date: May 21, 2013

This show explores the portraits Alice Austen made on the streets of Manhattan at the turn of the last century. Her curious work captured the faces of New York City’s working class, as the population exploded with an influx of new immigrants, hoping to find the American Dream.
The Alice Austen House Museum is accessible to wheelchair users. There is a wheelchair ramp located in the rear of the museum.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-4506

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

]]>
R117 Alice Austen Park 2013-05-21 2013-05-21 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.6146, -74.0631 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 04:08:23 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Chess]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/21/bryant-park-chess http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/21/bryant-park-chess Date: May 21, 2013

Game boards, including chess, checkers, and backgammon, are available for a small fee. Provided by the Marshall Chess Club.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

]]>
M008 Bryant Park 2013-05-21 2013-05-21 11:00 am 8:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 04:08:23 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Petanque]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/21/bryant-park-petanque http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/21/bryant-park-petanque Date: May 21, 2013

Learn to play pétanque, the popular European game anchored in precision, patience, and camaraderie from members of La Boule New Yorkaise, NYC’s championship-winning club.

Available for parties.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park)

]]>
M008 Bryant Park 2013-05-21 2013-05-21 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7541, -73.9845 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 04:08:23 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Highlights Walk at Wave Hill]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/21/garden-highlights-walk-at-wave-hill http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/21/garden-highlights-walk-at-wave-hill Date: May 21, 2013

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

]]>
X209 Wave Hill 2013-05-21 2013-05-21 11:00 am 40.8991, -73.9119 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 04:08:23 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park: Le Carrousel]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/21/bryant-park-le-carrousel http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/21/bryant-park-le-carrousel Date: May 21, 2013

La Carrousel was specially created to complement the park’s French classical style, featuring brightly colored animals and French cabaret music. $2 per ride, or buy a discount card to enjoy 10 rides for $15.

Also available for parties.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Le Carrousel (in Bryant Park)

]]>
M008 Bryant Park 2013-05-21 2013-05-21 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7533, -73.984 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 04:08:23 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/21/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/21/bryant-park-games Date: May 21, 2013

Take a game break with an eclectic selection of favorite tabletop games for free. From scrabble and mancala to dominoes and more.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

]]>
M008 Bryant Park 2013-05-21 2013-05-21 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 04:08:23 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/21/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/21/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: May 21, 2013

Test your ping pong skills at one of two state-of-the-art tables. Paddles and balls are provided free of charge. Sign up with an attendant in the park to reserve a time slot.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Ping Pong Court (in Bryant Park)

]]>
M008 Bryant Park 2013-05-21 2013-05-21 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 04:08:23 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Reading Room]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/21/bryant-park-reading-room http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/21/bryant-park-reading-room Date: May 21, 2013

Reading, writing, and literary happenings related to the written word – under the London Plane trees – in the open-air Reading Room.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Reading Room (in Bryant Park)

]]>
M008 Bryant Park 2013-05-21 2013-05-21 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7542, -73.9833 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 04:08:23 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Meet the Birds]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/21/bryant-park-meet-the-birds http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/21/bryant-park-meet-the-birds Date: May 21, 2013

Get an up-close visit with exotic birds from Arcadia Bird Sanctuary and Educational Center.

*No "Meet the Birds" on June 25 and July 2*

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Le Carrousel (in Bryant Park)

]]>
M008 Bryant Park 2013-05-21 2013-05-21 11:30 am 2:00 pm 40.7533, -73.984 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 04:08:23 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/21/bryant-park-juggling1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/21/bryant-park-juggling1 Date: May 21, 2013

Test your coordination and dexterity with free juggling lessons. All skill levels are welcome and equipment is provided.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park

]]>
M008 Bryant Park 2013-05-21 2013-05-21 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 04:08:23 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Piano]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/21/bryant-park-piano http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/21/bryant-park-piano Date: May 21, 2013

Clap your hands, stamp your feet, and say yeah to weekday performances of ragtime, jazz, boogie-woogie, and stride piano in Bryant Park. Produced in partnership with the Local 802 of the American Federation of Musicians and Sam Ash Music Stores.

Monday – Friday, 12:30pm – 2:30pm*

May 6 – 10 Terry Waldo
13 – 17 Jon Weber
20 – 24 Russ Kassoff
27 – 31 Larry Ham
June 3 – 7 Todd Robbins
10 – 14 Ayako Shirasaki
17 – 21 Luiz Simas
24 – 28 Joel Forrester
July 1 – 5 Junior Mance
8 – 12* Yuka Aikawa
15 – 19* Isaac ben Ayala
22 – 26* Dona Carter
29 – August 2* Deanna Witkowski
August 5 – 9* Roy Eaton
12 – 16* Victor Lin
19 – 23 Sue Maskaleris
26 – 30 Frank Owens
September 2 – 6 Armen Donelian
9 – 13 Dan Manjovi
16 – 20 Kuni Mikami
23 – 27 Daryl Sherman
*Piano will be held from 2pm – 4pm on Thursdays, July 11, 18, 25, and August 1, 8, 15

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

]]>
M008 Bryant Park 2013-05-21 2013-05-21 12:30 pm 2:30 pm 40.7534, -73.9827 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 04:08:23 EDT
<![CDATA[Knit & Crochet Beginner's Group]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/21/knit-crochet-beginners-group http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/21/knit-crochet-beginners-group Date: May 21, 2013

All participants will learn how to purchase yarn, needles & hooks, read directions and make a 4"x4" square to measure tension to be able to finish a pot holder or scarf. Knitters will learn how to cast on and how to knit or purl. Crocheters will learn to chain, single crochet, and double crochet.

Supplies:

Participants should bring a 7oz skein of light colored worsted weight yarn. No multi-colored, nor dark colored yarns. Knitters should purchase #8 needles, crocheters should purchase an "H" hook.

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

]]>
X040 Poe Park 2013-05-21 2013-05-21 1:30 pm 3:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 04:08:23 EDT
<![CDATA[Hershey Track and Field Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/21/hershey-track-and-field-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/21/hershey-track-and-field-games Date: May 21, 2013

For more than 35 years the games have inspired youth to be their best while having fun with every run, jump and throw. Ages 9-14 are eligible to participate. All participants required to complete local entry form signed by parent/guardian and birth document submitted to event coordinator.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 408-0296

Location: De Witt Clinton Park

]]>
M022 De Witt Clinton Park 2013-05-21 2013-05-21 3:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.7682, -73.9943 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 04:08:23 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/21/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/21/bryant-park-juggling Date: May 21, 2013

Test your coordination and dexterity with free juggling lessons. All skill levels are welcome and equipment is provided.

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park

]]>
M008 Bryant Park 2013-05-21 2013-05-21 5:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 04:08:23 EDT
<![CDATA[Stargazing on the High Line]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/21/every-tuesday-stargazing-on-the-high-line http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/21/every-tuesday-stargazing-on-the-high-line Date: May 21, 2013

You don’t have to leave New York City to see the stars.

Gaze at the stars, planets, and Moon through the high-powered telescopes of the Amateur Astronomers Association of New York, and chat with the experts about the sights you see. Stargazing at the High Line takes place every Tuesday, beginning at dusk, between Tuesday, April 2 and Tuesday, October 29.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 206-9922

Location: 14th Street Passage (in The High Line)

]]>
M360 The High Line 2013-05-21 2013-05-21 6:30 pm 9:30 pm 40.7417, -74.0078 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5141fffebc529.png Thu, 17 Apr 2014 04:08:23 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Circuit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/21/central-park-circuit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/21/central-park-circuit Date: May 21, 2013

Get fit this summer with innovative exercises designed by top trainers to utilize the Park’s best natural features: rocks, trails, stairs, hills, and gorgeous open lawns. A variety of classes will help you to maximize your strength and agility, as well as increase flexibility and muscle tone. All fitness levels welcome. Space is limited to 20 participants per class on a first come, first served basis. Ages 18+.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 348-4867

Location: North Meadow Recreation Center (in Central Park)

]]>
M010 Central Park 2013-05-21 2013-05-21 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.7911, -73.9597 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 04:08:23 EDT
<![CDATA[Tuesday Tours: Weekly Guided Walking Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/21/tuesday-tours-weekly-free-guided-walking-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/21/tuesday-tours-weekly-free-guided-walking-tours Date: May 21, 2013

Hear the story behind New York City’s park in the sky. Tuesday Tours are free hour-long walking tours led by High Line Docents, knowledgeable volunteer guides who offer you an insider’s perspective on the park’s history, design, and landscape.

Tuesday Tours take place weekly between Tuesday, May 7 and Tuesday, September 24.

Space is limited. Please arrive at least 15 minutes early to guarantee a spot.

Tuesday Tours are subject to cancellation due to weather. Check back or follow @highlinenyc on Twitter for updates every Tuesday by noon.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 206-9922

Location: 14th Street Passage (in The High Line)

]]>
M360 The High Line 2013-05-21 2013-05-21 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.7417, -74.0078 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51420073ab7ef.png Thu, 17 Apr 2014 04:08:23 EDT
<![CDATA[Big Apple Circus Presents: Legendarium - A Journey into Circus Past]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/21/big-apple-circus1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/21/big-apple-circus1 Date: May 21, 2013

Travel back to when circus traditions were born and witness incredible acts that would have had the villagers chattering for days! The courageous mid-air flips and catches of a man on the trapeze. A captivating contortionist whose flexibility is as impressive as her steadfast poise. An agile, adept acrobat and her strapping suitors. A swaying wire act of sure-footed strength and stability. The dizzying delights of a daring inventor in his tumbling, twirling hoop. The stunning, soaring beauty of a pair on aerial straps and a woman held aloft by hanging silks. A jaw-dropping juggling tango team performing to passionate rhythms. Bicyclists whose spinning wheels turn smooth and speedy stunts. Majestic horses with graceful gaits and playful pups with teasing tricks. And what circus would be complete without bumbling clowns who bring the spirit of timeless comedy? It’s all led by an affable Ringmaster and the great Big Apple Circus Band playing the iconic songs of yesteryear. So run away with the Big Apple Circus and relive Big Tops of old in a memorable one-ring show for the ages.

The Big Top is air–conditioned in warm weather. The show runs for just over 2 hours, including a 15 minute intermission.

Call or visit our website to purchase tickets early. The Circus Box Office, located in front of the Big Top at Cunningham Park, will open Saturday, May 18th Tues–Fri, 10am–8pm; Sat–Mon, 10am–6pm. For groups of 15 people or more or for inquiries about wheelchair–accessible seating or for any additional information please call the Ticket Info Line at (800) 922-3772.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (888) 541-3750

Location: Parking Lot

]]>
2013-05-21 2013-05-21 6:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.7309, -73.7739 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 04:08:23 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Poetry]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/21/bryant-park-poetry http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/21/bryant-park-poetry Date: May 21, 2013

Reading Room Poetry with Joan Larkin, Bob Hershon, Liz Swados and Charles North.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Reading Room (in Bryant Park)

]]>
M008 Bryant Park 2013-05-21 2013-05-21 7:00 pm 40.7542, -73.9833 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 04:08:23 EDT
<![CDATA[Sunrise Tai Chi Classes]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/22/sunrise-tai-chi-classes http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/22/sunrise-tai-chi-classes Date: May 22, 2013

Sunrise Tai Chi Classes with Robert Martinez, certified Tai Chi Instructor. All programs are free, led by trained professionals, and suitable for all levels. Wear comfy clothing and bring water. Rain and weather/air advisory cancels.

Start time: 6:30 am

End time: 7:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Linden Terrace (in Fort Tryon Park)

]]>
M029 Fort Tryon Park 2013-05-22 2013-05-22 6:30 am 7:30 am 40.8617, -73.9335 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/517ff120af3f6.jpg Thu, 17 Apr 2014 04:08:23 EDT
<![CDATA[Art Exhibit: Fish & Crushed Can Story- Mixed Media]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/22/art-exhibit-fish-crushed-can-story-mixed-media http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/22/art-exhibit-fish-crushed-can-story-mixed-media Date: May 22, 2013

This mixed media exhibit by artist Iandry Randriamandroso is created from discarded, crushed aluminum cans found on the streets, and cardboard and burlap from local grocery, along with wordless hand-made books about a fish and a crushed can. This exhibit illustrates how growth is disrupted by invasive species, and is on display in the Visitor&Administration Building Gallery. Free with Garden admission.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

]]>
2013-05-22 2013-05-22 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 04:08:23 EDT
<![CDATA[Celebrate National Bike Month at QBG]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/22/celebrate-national-bike-month-at-qbg http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/22/celebrate-national-bike-month-at-qbg Date: May 22, 2013

Ride your bike to QBG during the month of May and receive 50% off admission. Lock up your wheels at our bike racks and take a stroll to see the flowers (bicycles not allowed inside)

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

]]>
2013-05-22 2013-05-22 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 04:08:23 EDT
<![CDATA[Marine Park: Sowing Native Seeds]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/22/marine-park-sowing-native-seeds http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/22/marine-park-sowing-native-seeds Date: May 22, 2013

Come out and volunteer with Natural Areas Volunteers (NAV) at Marine Park to help sow native seed. This work will help to jumpstart the forest understory and prevent invasives from coming in. Volunteers will also be trained in invasive weed identification and removal techniques. Come dressed in sturdy boots or shoes, long pants and clothing that can get dirty. Please meet your NAV Tech lead at the corner of Gerritsen Avenue & Channel Avenue. Space is limited. Registration is Required For This Event.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-3317

Location: Gerritsen and Channel Avenues (in Marine Park)

]]>
B057 Marine Park 2013-05-22 2013-05-22 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.5951, -73.9276 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 04:08:23 EDT
<![CDATA[Erik Benson: The Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/22/erik-benson-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/22/erik-benson-the-park Date: May 22, 2013

Erik Benson’s paintings depict the landscape of everyday metropolitan life, created with thousands of shapes hand-cut from dried sheets of acrylic paint. Benson uses this painstaking compositional technique to capture the complexity of urban development, with its interplay of construction and creative destruction, density and emptiness. Familiar cityscapes emerge as more complex than they initially appear.

Originally I was interested in creating a painting vocabulary that depicted the plasticity and temporality of unexamined things such as playgrounds and construction sites,” says Benson. “These interests have been growing into ideas and concerns that deal with the urban landscape, such as how cities grow and shrink, and what these issues mean to the inhabitants.”

In these vivid new paintings, Benson considers the role and impact of playgrounds, trees and parks within evolving communities, often setting the saturated colors and bold shapes of play equipment and dynamic tree branch patterns against the muted backdrops of the surrounding buildings. Inspired by his neighborhood of Bushwick, Brooklyn, he creates works that are not precise representations, but rather archetypes, at once foreboding and optimistic.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: The Arsenal (in Central Park)

]]>
M010 Central Park 2013-05-22 2013-05-22 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7676, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5187e57d9d9bb.jpg Thu, 17 Apr 2014 04:08:23 EDT
<![CDATA[Changing Lenses Photo Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/22/changing-lenses-photo-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/22/changing-lenses-photo-exhibition Date: May 22, 2013

Students from the Urban Assembly School for Wildlife Conservation present a photography exhibition entitled Changing Lenses at Poe Park Visitors Center. The exhibition marks the beginning of a new program that expands arts education for young scientists, and brings their work beyond the walls of the school into the community at large.

Throughout the Spring 2013 semester, nine students in grades 9 – 11 gathered for weekly after-school sessions with UASWC art instructor Jessica Sinclair and teaching artist Mustafa Önder. Using SLR cameras, nine students were introduced to the fundamentals of photography. Emphasis was placed on the communicative properties of image-making: composition, storytelling, and conceptualization. Photographic outings were undertaken throughout the local community, to the Bronx Zoo, and to Bryant Park in Manhattan. The group also took a field trip to the International Center of Photography, where they received a guided tour by a museum educator.

The project is sponsored by Joy of Givings Something, Inc. (JGS), a not-for-profit organization that promotes the art of photography.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

]]>
X040 Poe Park 2013-05-22 2013-05-22 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/518bc85e16e3c.jpg Thu, 17 Apr 2014 04:08:23 EDT
<![CDATA[Greenbelt Tree Tots]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/22/greenbelt-tree-tots http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/22/greenbelt-tree-tots Date: May 22, 2013

Join us for a dynamic exploration of the wonders of the forest. Through hands-on activities, observations, finger plays, games, and stories, children will become familiar with the sights and sounds of the forest. The program will take place indoors and outdoors [weather permitting] for 3 and 4 year olds and their caregiver.

Start time: 9:45 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

]]>
R129 Blood Root Valley 2013-05-22 2013-05-22 9:45 am 10:30 am 40.5884, -74.1391 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 04:08:23 EDT
<![CDATA[Catch & Release Fishing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/22/catch-release-fishing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/22/catch-release-fishing Date: May 22, 2013

Grab a pole and relax on the Harlem Meer while you wait for a bite from one of the many species of fish that live in its diverse aquatic ecosystem! Poles available to borrow; must release fish after catching them. Free for families and individuals; groups larger than 5 must reserve at least 2 weeks in advance.

Catch & Release Fishing

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

]]>
M010 Central Park 2013-05-22 2013-05-22 10:00 am 3:00 pm 40.7968, -73.9515 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/511bb82a307e4.jpg Thu, 17 Apr 2014 04:08:23 EDT
<![CDATA[Woodland Discovery Kit in Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/22/woodland-discovery-kit-in-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/22/woodland-discovery-kit-in-central-park Date: May 22, 2013

Visit The Wild Garden: Discovering Central Park Woodlands exhibit and start exploring the North Woods on your own by borrowing a North Woods Discovery Kit stocked with binoculars, a hand lens, and flora/fauna guides. Accompanying adult with valid ID required. Purchase an optional Discovery Journal for $2 for a one-of-a-kind woodland adventure. Recommended for ages 8 – 12.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

]]>
M010 Central Park 2013-05-22 2013-05-22 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7968, -73.9515 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 04:08:23 EDT
<![CDATA[The Wild Garden: Discovering Central Park Woodlands Exhibit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/22/the-wild-garden-discovering-central-park-woodlands-exhibit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/22/the-wild-garden-discovering-central-park-woodlands-exhibit Date: May 22, 2013

Use this hands-on exhibit to illuminate the history, ecology, and management of the woodlands and learn why these landscapes are so essential to the purpose of Central Park. The exhibit includes a digital interactive app highlighting historic photos and revealing hidden features. Exhibit introductions are available by appointment for groups of 10 or more; call (212) 860-1370 for more information.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

]]>
M010 Central Park 2013-05-22 2013-05-22 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7968, -73.9515 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 04:08:23 EDT
<![CDATA[Street Types: Turn of the Century Portraiture By Alice Austen]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/22/street-types-turn-of-the-century-portraiture-by-alice-austen http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/22/street-types-turn-of-the-century-portraiture-by-alice-austen Date: May 22, 2013

This show explores the portraits Alice Austen made on the streets of Manhattan at the turn of the last century. Her curious work captured the faces of New York City’s working class, as the population exploded with an influx of new immigrants, hoping to find the American Dream.
The Alice Austen House Museum is accessible to wheelchair users. There is a wheelchair ramp located in the rear of the museum.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-4506

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

]]>
R117 Alice Austen Park 2013-05-22 2013-05-22 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.6146, -74.0631 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 04:08:23 EDT
<![CDATA[Greenbelt Peepers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/22/greenbelt-peepers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/22/greenbelt-peepers Date: May 22, 2013

Join us for a dynamic exploration of the wonders of the forest. Through hands-on activities, observations, finger plays, games, and stories, children will become familiar with the sights and sounds of the forest. The program will take place indoors and outdoors [weather permitting] for 2 year olds and their caregiver.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

]]>
R129 Blood Root Valley 2013-05-22 2013-05-22 11:00 am 11:30 am 40.5884, -74.1391 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 04:08:23 EDT
<![CDATA[Big Apple Circus Presents: Legendarium - A Journey into Circus Past]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/22/big-apple-circus http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/22/big-apple-circus Date: May 22, 2013

Travel back to when circus traditions were born and witness incredible acts that would have had the villagers chattering for days! The courageous mid-air flips and catches of a man on the trapeze. A captivating contortionist whose flexibility is as impressive as her steadfast poise. An agile, adept acrobat and her strapping suitors. A swaying wire act of sure-footed strength and stability. The dizzying delights of a daring inventor in his tumbling, twirling hoop. The stunning, soaring beauty of a pair on aerial straps and a woman held aloft by hanging silks. A jaw-dropping juggling tango team performing to passionate rhythms. Bicyclists whose spinning wheels turn smooth and speedy stunts. Majestic horses with graceful gaits and playful pups with teasing tricks. And what circus would be complete without bumbling clowns who bring the spirit of timeless comedy? It’s all led by an affable Ringmaster and the great Big Apple Circus Band playing the iconic songs of yesteryear. So run away with the Big Apple Circus and relive Big Tops of old in a memorable one-ring show for the ages.

The Big Top is air–conditioned in warm weather. The show runs for just over 2 hours, including a 15 minute intermission.

Call or visit our website to purchase tickets early. The Circus Box Office, located in front of the Big Top at Cunningham Park, will open Saturday, May 18th Tues–Fri, 10am–8pm; Sat–Mon, 10am–6pm. For groups of 15 people or more or for inquiries about wheelchair–accessible seating or for any additional information please call the Ticket Info Line at (800) 922-3772.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (888) 541-3750

Location: Parking Lot

]]>
2013-05-22 2013-05-22 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.7309, -73.7739 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 04:08:23 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Chess]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/22/bryant-park-chess http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/22/bryant-park-chess Date: May 22, 2013

Game boards, including chess, checkers, and backgammon, are available for a small fee. Provided by the Marshall Chess Club.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

]]>
M008 Bryant Park 2013-05-22 2013-05-22 11:00 am 8:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 04:08:23 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Petanque]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/22/bryant-park-petanque http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/22/bryant-park-petanque Date: May 22, 2013

Learn to play pétanque, the popular European game anchored in precision, patience, and camaraderie from members of La Boule New Yorkaise, NYC’s championship-winning club.

Available for parties.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park)

]]>
M008 Bryant Park 2013-05-22 2013-05-22 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7541, -73.9845 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 04:08:23 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park: Le Carrousel]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/22/bryant-park-le-carrousel http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/22/bryant-park-le-carrousel Date: May 22, 2013

La Carrousel was specially created to complement the park’s French classical style, featuring brightly colored animals and French cabaret music. $2 per ride, or buy a discount card to enjoy 10 rides for $15.

Also available for parties.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Le Carrousel (in Bryant Park)

]]>
M008 Bryant Park 2013-05-22 2013-05-22 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7533, -73.984 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 04:08:23 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/22/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/22/bryant-park-games Date: May 22, 2013

Take a game break with an eclectic selection of favorite tabletop games for free. From scrabble and mancala to dominoes and more.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

]]>
M008 Bryant Park 2013-05-22 2013-05-22 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 04:08:23 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/22/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/22/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: May 22, 2013

Test your ping pong skills at one of two state-of-the-art tables. Paddles and balls are provided free of charge. Sign up with an attendant in the park to reserve a time slot.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Ping Pong Court (in Bryant Park)

]]>
M008 Bryant Park 2013-05-22 2013-05-22 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 04:08:23 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Reading Room]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/22/bryant-park-reading-room http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/22/bryant-park-reading-room Date: May 22, 2013

Reading, writing, and literary happenings related to the written word – under the London Plane trees – in the open-air Reading Room.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Reading Room (in Bryant Park)

]]>
M008 Bryant Park 2013-05-22 2013-05-22 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7542, -73.9833 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 04:08:23 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/22/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/22/bryant-park-juggling Date: May 22, 2013

Test your coordination and dexterity with free juggling lessons. All skill levels are welcome and equipment is provided.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park

]]>
M008 Bryant Park 2013-05-22 2013-05-22 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 04:08:23 EDT