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 01:46:29 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[Tunisian Crochet Beginners]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/19/tunisian-crochet-beginners http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/19/tunisian-crochet-beginners Date: April 19, 2014

Learn basic Tunisian or Afghan crochet in this class, where you'll learn to use the technique to make a pot holder.

Materials required:

  • One skein light colored worsted weight (#4) yarn
  • #H crochet hook

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/19/shape-up-nyc-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/19/shape-up-nyc-aerobics Date: April 19, 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 2014-04-19 2014-04-19 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 21:46:29 EDT
<![CDATA[Knitting & Crocheting for Intermediate and Advanced Levels]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/19/knitcrochet-intermediate-group http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/19/knitcrochet-intermediate-group Date: April 19, 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 2014-04-19 2014-04-19 10:30 am 12:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 21:46:29 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Zumba Toning]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/19/shape-up-nyc-zumba1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/19/shape-up-nyc-zumba1 Date: April 19, 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 2014-04-19 2014-04-19 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.6291, -74.1155 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 21:46:29 EDT
<![CDATA[1st Annual Spring Egg Hunt]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/19/1st-annual-spring-egg-hunt http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/19/1st-annual-spring-egg-hunt Date: April 19, 2014

Families in the Bronx, check out the new Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center's First Annual Spring Egg Hunt!

Play carnival games, hop competitively in potato sack races, and search for all the missing eggs in the egg hunt!

This event is free and open to the public. It's made possible through a partnership with Friends of Williamsbridge Oval, Jerome-Gun Hill Business Improvement District, Norwood News and Mosholu Preservation Corp.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center (in Williamsbridge Oval)

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X104 Williamsbridge Oval 2014-04-19 2014-04-19 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.8769, -73.8765 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 21:46:29 EDT
<![CDATA[Easter Eggstravaganza]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/19/easter-eggstravaganza http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/19/easter-eggstravaganza Date: April 19, 2014

Join the Marcus Garvey Park Alliance for an easter egg hunt, lawn games, face painting and arts and crafts for children up to age 12, with over 3,000 Easter eggs filled with candy.

Win prizes, and meet the Easter Bunny and the clowns. Light luncheon refreshments provided.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Northwest lawn (in Marcus Garvey Park)

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M058 Marcus Garvey Park 2014-04-19 2014-04-19 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.8054, -73.9443 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5343190a23ceb.jpg Wed, 16 Apr 2014 21:46:29 EDT
<![CDATA[Archery]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/19/archery http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/19/archery Date: April 19, 2014

Our trained Rangers will demonstrate the safe and proper way to draw a bow and shoot an arrow. Archery is a wonderful way to improve focus, develop patience, and develop upper body strength.

Archery programs are for ages 8 and up.

Registration is required. Participants are chosen by lottery.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Willowbrook Park Archery Range (in Willowbrook Park)

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R030 Willowbrook Park 2014-04-19 2014-04-19 11:00 am 40.6032, -74.1613 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 21:46:29 EDT
<![CDATA[Pure Meditation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/19/pure-meditation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/19/pure-meditation Date: April 19, 2014

Relax in the calmness of a quiet mind. This is an open sitting meditation practice, with optional slow-walking meditation. Beginners welcome. Wheelchair accessible.

Recreation Center membership is required to participate.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 285-0301

Location: Alfred E. Smith Recreation Center (in Alfred E. Smith Playground)

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M194 Alfred E. Smith Playground 2014-04-19 2014-04-19 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7107, -73.9967 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 21:46:29 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Conservatory Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/19/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/19/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden Date: April 19, 2014

Learn about the thousands of trees, flowers, shrubs, and perennials that decorate the Conservatory Garden from the Conservancy horticulturalists who take care of this special place within the Park. Route involves a few stairs.

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

Location: Conservatory Garden (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-04-19 2014-04-19 11:00 am 12:15 pm 40.7937, -73.9522 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/530ffb1f28e6f.jpg Wed, 16 Apr 2014 21:46:29 EDT
<![CDATA[Egg Hunt]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/19/egg-hunt http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/19/egg-hunt Date: April 19, 2014

Join the Town Square's 3rd Annual McGolrick Park Egg hunt!

Enjoy arts & crafts, face painting, live music and photo ops with the Easter Bunny. Pack a picnic and bring your baskets!

Kids must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (347) 559-1410

Location: McGolrick Park (in Msgr. McGolrick Park)

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B114 Msgr. McGolrick Park 2014-04-19 2014-04-19 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.7244, -73.9434 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 21:46:29 EDT
<![CDATA[Introduction to Bird Watching]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/19/introduction-to-bird-watching http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/19/introduction-to-bird-watching Date: April 19, 2014

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

Led by the Brooklyn Brid Club.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-04-19 2014-04-19 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/528136ab90698.jpg Wed, 16 Apr 2014 21:46:29 EDT
<![CDATA[Guided Tour of Harlem Fire Watchtower and Acropolis at Marcus Garvey Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/19/guided-tour-of http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/19/guided-tour-of Date: April 19, 2014

Preservationist and architect Angel Ayon will give a guided tour of the Harlem Fire Watchtower and Acropolis.

Built in 1857, the structure is the only surviving example of cast-iron watchtowers built throughout the city during the 19th century. The stone Acropolis was created by the Works Project Administration in the 1930s as an observation plaza with 360-degree views of upper Manhattan.

Please register by email.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Acropolis (in Marcus Garvey Park)

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M058 Marcus Garvey Park 2014-04-19 2014-04-19 12:00 pm 40.8043, -73.9436 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534b2f76326cc.jpg Wed, 16 Apr 2014 21:46:29 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Arches and Bridges]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/19/central-park-arches-and-bridges http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/19/central-park-arches-and-bridges Date: April 19, 2014

Urban Park Rangers specialize in interpretation of historic turning points, both natural and man-made, in our city’s long history.

Enjoy this walking tour over, under, and through these iconic and unique structures. Registration required.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Central Park

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M010 Central Park 2014-04-19 2014-04-19 12:00 pm 40.7796, -73.9694 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 21:46:29 EDT
<![CDATA[Blooming Naturalists]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/19/blooming-naturalists http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/19/blooming-naturalists Date: April 19, 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 in a different lesson each day!

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-04-19 2014-04-19 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5327482a3015f.png Wed, 16 Apr 2014 21:46:29 EDT
<![CDATA[History in Your Hands: Spring Sprouts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/19/history-in-your-hands-spring-sprouts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/19/history-in-your-hands-spring-sprouts Date: April 19, 2014

Help us prepare our potato plot for planting! Join the Alliance at Lefferts Historic House to help rotate and sift our compost, and then spread it in the plot to enrich the soil. Afterwards you can make a small pot out of newspaper, fill it with soil and plant a seed to take home.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-04-19 2014-04-19 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6643, -73.9639 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5327482a3015f.png Wed, 16 Apr 2014 21:46:29 EDT
<![CDATA[Spring Egg-stravaganza!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/19/spring-eggstravaganza http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/19/spring-eggstravaganza Date: April 19, 2014

Join us for two sessions (12 noon to 1:30 and 2 to 3:30) of "egg-xellent" fun for the family!

Children can take part in an egg scavenger hunt and old-fashioned games -- plus Flora, Queens Botancial Garden's mascot, will be making appearances, so don't forget the camera.

Pre-registration required – learn more here: http://queensbotanical.org/Eggstravaganza

(NOTE: Event parking rate of $10 in effect; discount parking vouchers are not applicable on event days.)

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-04-19 2014-04-19 12:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5322066bf0022.jpg Wed, 16 Apr 2014 21:46:29 EDT
<![CDATA[Hands-on History: Let's Go Fly a Kite!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/19/handson-history-lets-go-fly-a-kite2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/19/handson-history-lets-go-fly-a-kite2 Date: April 19, 2014

Celebrate National Kite Month at King Manor!

Kites are fun, but they have also been used for scientific experiments and discovery. Create and decorate your own kite and try flying it in our backyard! Families with children of all ages are welcome!

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 206-0545 x13

Location: King Manor Museum (in Rufus King Park)

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Q023 Rufus King Park 2014-04-19 2014-04-19 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.703, -73.8037 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53138ca33102a.JPG Wed, 16 Apr 2014 21:46:29 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Mid-Park Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/19/central-park-tour-midpark-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/19/central-park-tour-midpark-welcome-tour Date: April 19, 2014

Explore Central Park’s central features, including the Lake and Ramble woodland, then marvel at the views from Belvedere Castle. This route involves many hills, stairs, and uneven paths.

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 12:45 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Alexander von Humboldt statue (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-04-19 2014-04-19 12:00 pm 12:45 pm 40.7794, -73.9734 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53063d734c462.jpg Wed, 16 Apr 2014 21:46:29 EDT
<![CDATA[Citizenship Classes for Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/19/citizenship-classes-for-adults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/19/citizenship-classes-for-adults Date: April 19, 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 2014-04-19 2014-04-19 12:30 pm 1:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 21:46:29 EDT
<![CDATA[Maggie's Garden Easter Eggstravaganza!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/19/maggies-garden-easter-eggstravaganza http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/19/maggies-garden-easter-eggstravaganza Date: April 19, 2014

Winter is over, Spring has arrived and NYSoM is excited to spread the great weather cheer to East Harlem on the second annual Easter Eggstravaganza!

Easter Eggstravaganza 2014 will include an Easter egg hunt, egg relay race, Easter egg painting contest, arts and crafts, and pictures with the Easter bunny.

There will be many great prizes and fun activities for all participators.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (646) 667-8851

Location: Maggie's Garden

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<![CDATA[Conference House Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/19/house-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/19/house-tours Date: April 19, 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 2014-04-19 2014-04-19 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.502, -74.2514 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5339a985105b4.jpg Wed, 16 Apr 2014 21:46:29 EDT
<![CDATA[Fitness Bootcamp]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/19/fitness-bootcamp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/19/fitness-bootcamp Date: April 19, 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 2014-04-19 2014-04-19 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.7404, -73.7339 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 21:46:29 EDT
<![CDATA[The Squirrel and the Caterpillar: A Puppet Show]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/19/the-squirrel-and-the-caterpillar-a-puppet-show http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/19/the-squirrel-and-the-caterpillar-a-puppet-show Date: April 19, 2014

Urban Park Rangers are role models who encourage children to let their imaginations run wild in a safe, supportive atmosphere.

"The Squirrel and the Caterpillar" puppet show is a story about an unlikely friendship between two young creatures of the forest who learn about growing up and changing in their environment.

A wise old owl helps to tell this fun and lively tale that is also a lesson in environmental education.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 846-2731

Location: Forest Park Visitor Center (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2014-04-19 2014-04-19 1:00 pm 40.7003, -73.8548 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 21:46:29 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Dance and Fitness Infusion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/19/shape-up-nyc-dance-fitness-infusion http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/19/shape-up-nyc-dance-fitness-infusion Date: April 19, 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 2014-04-19 2014-04-19 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.6291, -74.1155 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 21:46:29 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids Enjoy Exercise Now (KEEN)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/19/kids-enjoy-exercise-now-keen http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/19/kids-enjoy-exercise-now-keen Date: April 19, 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 2014-04-19 2014-04-19 1:00 pm 3:45 pm 40.7565, -73.9651 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 21:46:29 EDT
<![CDATA[Easter Eggstravaganza]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/19/easter-eggstravagnza http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/19/easter-eggstravagnza Date: April 19, 2014

Join us for an afternoon of family fun! Play board games and table games, and get your face painted.

Come for a magic show at 3:00 p.m.!

This event is free and open to the public. Please call Kathleen Walker or Brigitte Lozada at (718) 829-0156 for further information.

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 829-0156

Location: Owen Dolen Recreation Center (in Owen F. Dolen Park)

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X016 Owen F. Dolen Park 2014-04-19 2014-04-19 1:30 pm 5:00 pm 40.8394, -73.8436 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 21:46:29 EDT
<![CDATA[Junior Volunteer Corps]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/19/junior-volunteer-corps http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/19/junior-volunteer-corps Date: April 19, 2014

Families and elementary-school-aged community groups are invited to join us for spring cleaning! Children will learn the importance of giving back to the community while making a meaningful difference in Prospect Park, where they learn, play, and grow.

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

Location: Zucker Natural Exploration Area (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-04-19 2014-04-19 1:30 pm 3:30 pm 40.6678, -73.9681 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/532743848d220.jpg Wed, 16 Apr 2014 21:46:29 EDT
<![CDATA[Artist Talk with "Home"]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/19/home-artist-talk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/19/home-artist-talk Date: April 19, 2014

“Home” artists Eric N. Mack, Jennifer Packer and Cristina Razzano will discuss the exhibition and their artistic process in the Mansion’s Octagon Room.

Reservations are encouraged.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 923-8008

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

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M073 Roger Morris Park 2014-04-19 2014-04-19 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.8345, -73.9385 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 21:46:29 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Seneca Village]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/19/central-park-tour-seneca-village http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/19/central-park-tour-seneca-village Date: April 19, 2014

Established on land that would become part of Central Park, Seneca Village was Manhattan’s first known community of African-American property owners. Learn about the history of the village and the people who lived there. The route involves moderate inclines and a few stairs.

Space is limited; advance registration suggested. Tickets available onsite with credit card only. Please arrive at the meeting location 15 minutes before the start of the tour to allow time for check in. For the courtesy of other guests, those arriving after the start time cannot be accommodated.

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

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: 85th Street and Central Park West (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-04-19 2014-04-19 2:00 pm 3:15 pm 40.7846, -73.9697 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51d708b703c02.jpg Wed, 16 Apr 2014 21:46:29 EDT
<![CDATA[Ranger's Choice: Wilderness Survival Overnight Camping]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/19/rangers-choice-wilderness-survival-overnight-camping http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/19/rangers-choice-wilderness-survival-overnight-camping Date: April 19, 2014

This spring we are featuring some of our Ranger’s favorite Weekend Adventure experiences. Don't miss this rare, early spring camping program.

Learn how to survive in the wilderness on this overnight adventure. Participants are chosen by lottery. To enter your name in the lottery, visit nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Wednesday, April 9.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 548-0912

Location: Van Cortlandt Park

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2014-04-19 2014-04-19 6:00 pm 40.8916, -73.8929 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 21:46:29 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: “Get the Picture?”]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/20/art-in-the-garden-get-the-picture3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/20/art-in-the-garden-get-the-picture3 Date: April 20, 2014

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-04-20 2014-04-20 8:00 am 4:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 21:46:29 EDT
<![CDATA[Culinary Kids Food Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/20/culinary-kids-food-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/20/culinary-kids-food-festival Date: April 20, 2014

As part of the New York Botanical Garden's Edible Academy initiative, join us for a family-friendly, week-long food festival celebrating the relationships among plants, farms, and your favorite foods.

Ruth Rea Howell Family Garden staff and culinary team, Growing Chefs, will be on hand offering cooking demonstrations, recipes, and hands-on activities, with plenty of live music and tasting to add to the fun.

Bring your Festival passport along as you tinker with the science of kitchen chemistry and get to the root of the foods from pickles to cheese at a variety of activity sanctions.

The daily 1 p.m. cooking demonstration will feature kid-friendly recipes and tasty sample, while local chefs will share tips and recipes.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2014-04-20 2014-04-20 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 21:46:29 EDT
<![CDATA[Weird, Wild & Wonderful]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/20/weird-wild-wonderful http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/20/weird-wild-wonderful Date: April 20, 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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2014-04-20 2014-04-20 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 21:46:29 EDT
<![CDATA[The Orchid Show: Key West Contemporary]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/20/the-orchid-show-key-west-contemporary http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/20/the-orchid-show-key-west-contemporary Date: April 20, 2014

Step out of the bustling city and into the Florida Keys, where the dramatic beauty of a flourishing tropical garden is amplified by vibrant architecture to recall this particular island's charm and ambience.

The Enid A. Haupt Conservatory's sprawling glasshouse galleries are transformed into a modernist Key West estate garden inspired by a garden originally designed by award-winning landscape architect Raymond Jungles for Susan Henshaw Jones, who is President of the Museum of the City of New York, and Judge Richard K. Eaton.

Immerse yourself in an effusion of orchids blooming among still, geometric reflecting pools, soaring angular pergolas, and sleek benches.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2014-04-20 2014-04-20 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 21:46:29 EDT
<![CDATA[Hike the Trails of North Forty Natural Area]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/20/hike-the-trails-of-north-forty-natural-area http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/20/hike-the-trails-of-north-forty-natural-area Date: April 20, 2014

Join American Littoral Society naturalist Mickey Maxwell Cohen and discover birds, early wildflowers, and hidden W.W. II military bunkers in this developing maritime woodland. Meet at the Ryan Visitor Center at Floyd Bennett Field in Brooklyn.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 474-0896

Location: Ryan Visitor Center

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2014-04-20 2014-04-20 10:30 am 12:30 pm 40.5854, -73.8935 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 21:46:29 EDT
<![CDATA[Smorgasburg]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/20/smorgasburg http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/20/smorgasburg Date: April 20, 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 2014-04-20 2014-04-20 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.6947, -74.0016 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 21:46:29 EDT
<![CDATA[Food Truck Rally]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/20/food-truck-rally http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/20/food-truck-rally Date: April 20, 2014

The Prospect Park Alliance and the New York City Food Truck Association present a sampling of cuisines from around the world from New York's best food trucks.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Grand Army Plaza

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B040 Grand Army Plaza 2014-04-20 2014-04-20 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.6735, -73.9701 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/532741acbe015.png Wed, 16 Apr 2014 21:46:29 EDT
<![CDATA[Brooklyn Bridge Park Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/20/brooklyn-bridge-park-tour3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/20/brooklyn-bridge-park-tour3 Date: April 20, 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 2014-04-20 2014-04-20 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7017, -73.9969 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 21:46:29 EDT
<![CDATA[Adaptive Table Tennis]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/20/adaptive-table-tennis http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/20/adaptive-table-tennis Date: April 20, 2014

Make use of the center's table tennis tables! Join in this adaptive session for adults and seniors with disabilities.

Recreation Center membership is required to participate.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 397-3159

Location: Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center

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M063 Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center 2014-04-20 2014-04-20 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.7715, -73.9885 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 21:46:29 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Exploration Hike: Salt Marsh (light)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/20/nature-exploration-hike-salt-marsh-light http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/20/nature-exploration-hike-salt-marsh-light Date: April 20, 2014

Our Urban Park Ranger hiking guides will introduce you to the hidden gems of New York City and places often off-limits to the general public.

On our hikes, you can gain orienteering skills, explore our city’s rich history, or just take an hour to unplug from the world.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Salt Marsh Nature Center (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2014-04-20 2014-04-20 12:00 pm 40.6047, -73.9298 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 21:46:29 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: North Woods]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/20/central-park-tour-north-woods http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/20/central-park-tour-north-woods Date: April 20, 2014

View tumbling cascades, rustic bridges, and picturesque pools in the "Manhattan Adirondacks." The route involves many hills and stairs.

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2014-04-20 2014-04-20 12:00 pm 1:15 pm 40.7968, -73.9515 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51d715c87a7f6.jpg Wed, 16 Apr 2014 21:46:29 EDT
<![CDATA[Conference House Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/20/house-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/20/house-tours Date: April 20, 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 2014-04-20 2014-04-20 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.502, -74.2514 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5339a985105b4.jpg Wed, 16 Apr 2014 21:46:29 EDT
<![CDATA[Salamander Exploration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/20/salamander-exploration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/20/salamander-exploration Date: April 20, 2014

Salamanders are an indicator species of a healthy environment. Let the Urban Park Rangers guide you through the woods in search of amphibians and other forest floor critters.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

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

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R119 Blue Heron Park 2014-04-20 2014-04-20 1:00 pm 40.5309, -74.1778 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 21:46:29 EDT
<![CDATA[Earth Day Upcycling Ideas and Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/20/earth-day-upcycling-ideas-and-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/20/earth-day-upcycling-ideas-and-crafts Date: April 20, 2014

Join the Rangers in this celebration of Earth Day. Engage your creative side and breathe new life into reusable items.

All supplies provided.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

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

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Q458 Fort Totten Park 2014-04-20 2014-04-20 1:00 pm 40.7952, -73.7784 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 21:46:29 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids Beach Exploration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/20/kids-beach-exploration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/20/kids-beach-exploration Date: April 20, 2014

Urban Park Rangers connect children with nature to encourage active exploration of the natural world.

We will encourage children to let their imaginations run wild in a safe, supportive atmosphere.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 319-7258

Location: Orchard Beach Nature Center (in Pelham Bay Park)

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2014-04-20 2014-04-20 1:00 pm 40.8704, -73.7867 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 21:46:29 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Exploration Hike (moderate)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/20/nature-exploration-hike-moderate http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/20/nature-exploration-hike-moderate Date: April 20, 2014

Our Urban Park Ranger hiking guides will introduce you to the hidden gems of New York City and places often off-limits to the general public.

On our hikes,discover the plants and animals that inhabit the urban forest you can gain orienteering skills, explore our city’s rich history, or just take an hour to unplug from the world.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 304-2365

Location: Inwood Hill Park

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2014-04-20 2014-04-20 2:00 pm 40.873, -73.9254 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 21:46:29 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: West Side Stories]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/20/central-park-tour-west-side-stories http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/20/central-park-tour-west-side-stories Date: April 20, 2014

Visit an area of the park off the beaten track for most visitors, but well-known to Upper West Siders. Route involves moderate inclines and a few stairs.

Space is limited; advance registration suggested. Tickets available onsite with credit card only. Please arrive at the meeting location 15 minutes before the start of the tour to allow time for check in. For the courtesy of other guests, those arriving after the start time cannot be accommodated.

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

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

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

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M010 Central Park 2014-04-20 2014-04-20 2:00 pm 3:15 pm 40.782, -73.9714 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51d70601d1d92.jpg Wed, 16 Apr 2014 21:46:29 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: “Get the Picture?”]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/21/art-in-the-garden-get-the-picture3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/21/art-in-the-garden-get-the-picture3 Date: April 21, 2014

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-04-21 2014-04-21 8:00 am 4:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 21:46:29 EDT
<![CDATA[Seniors Fitness: Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/21/seniors-fitness-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/21/seniors-fitness-yoga Date: April 21, 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 2014-04-21 2014-04-21 9:00 am 40.8959, -73.8782 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 21:46:29 EDT
<![CDATA[Arsenal Gallery Exhibition: STRATA]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/21/strata http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/21/strata Date: April 21, 2014

NYC Parks is pleased to present STRATA, an exhibition of prints, ceramics and collages by Marie Lorenz, Katy Fischer and Max Warsh. The artists in STRATA collect and arrange found or invented artifacts from the urban environment, including river flotsam, ceramic shards, and architectural details, through various modes of discovery. They use their collections as source material for multilayered, abstract compositions that reframe our familiar surroundings and challenge the division between man-made and organic in favor of a more seamless view of the material world. STRATA is on view in the Arsenal Gallery now through April 24, 2014.

Marie Lorenz creates large scale, collograph prints from objects she collects on her excursions through New York City’s waterways. In this new series of prints, Lorenz engages with the mysterious paths the objects have traveled by repeatedly printing the elements in ornate circular patterns, which evoke both tidal vortexes and folk art medallions.

Katy Fischer’s ceramic sculpture is reminiscent of archeological discoveries. She is inspired by the way ancient artifacts become evocatively abstract shapes once they are broken, weathered and displaced, not unlike the bits of debris deposited around the city. The shard-like fragments read as both found and made, broken and whole, abstract and representational and suggest intriguing connections and possible histories.

On his walks around the city, Max Warsh photographs architectural facades, which are used as source material for his work. For these new pieces, Warsh photographed buildings in the neighborhood that surrounds the Arsenal. He then reconfigures these found textures, grooved surfaces and cast ornamental details in his studio through cutting, painting and collage to arrive at compositions that reinvigorate our engagement with the visual language of the urban landscape.

In the work of all three artists, the fragment points to a larger more complete whole and a sense that a sum of the parts does or could exist. However each artist works to evade the reveal: we never see the whole building, the actual found object, or the unbroken pot. Rather, these fragmented compositions convey the way memory is an amalgamated fiction rather than a knowable fact.

In conjunction with STRATA , Audra Wolowiec will present the sound installation Weather Language on April 14, 2014, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the Arsenal. The sound piece will be composed of a mixture of found sounds and vocal interventions that are sensitive to both the Arsenal site and the city at large. Wolowiecs’ voice will overlap with the voices of strangers she encountered while walking through the city, creating a sound environment that is as subtle and ambiguous as the weather.

The Arsenal Gallery is dedicated to examining themes of nature, urban space, wildlife, New York City parks and park history. It is located on the third floor of the Parks Department Headquarters, in Central Park, on Fifth Avenue at 64th Street. Gallery hours are Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Admission is free. For more information on the Arsenal Gallery, please call 212-360-8163.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-04-21 2014-04-21 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52fd2ae9dd9fd.jpg Wed, 16 Apr 2014 21:46:29 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Chair Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/21/shape-up-nyc-chair-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/21/shape-up-nyc-chair-aerobics Date: April 21, 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 2014-04-21 2014-04-21 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.8108, -73.9147 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 21:46:29 EDT
<![CDATA[Culinary Kids Food Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/21/culinary-kids-food-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/21/culinary-kids-food-festival Date: April 21, 2014

As part of the New York Botanical Garden's Edible Academy initiative, join us for a family-friendly, week-long food festival celebrating the relationships among plants, farms, and your favorite foods.

Ruth Rea Howell Family Garden staff and culinary team, Growing Chefs, will be on hand offering cooking demonstrations, recipes, and hands-on activities, with plenty of live music and tasting to add to the fun.

Bring your Festival passport along as you tinker with the science of kitchen chemistry and get to the root of the foods from pickles to cheese at a variety of activity sanctions.

The daily 1 p.m. cooking demonstration will feature kid-friendly recipes and tasty sample, while local chefs will share tips and recipes.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2014-04-21 2014-04-21 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 21:46:29 EDT
<![CDATA[Weird, Wild & Wonderful]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/21/weird-wild-wonderful http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/21/weird-wild-wonderful Date: April 21, 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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2014-04-21 2014-04-21 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 21:46:29 EDT
<![CDATA[The Orchid Show: Key West Contemporary]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/21/the-orchid-show-key-west-contemporary http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/21/the-orchid-show-key-west-contemporary Date: April 21, 2014

Step out of the bustling city and into the Florida Keys, where the dramatic beauty of a flourishing tropical garden is amplified by vibrant architecture to recall this particular island's charm and ambience.

The Enid A. Haupt Conservatory's sprawling glasshouse galleries are transformed into a modernist Key West estate garden inspired by a garden originally designed by award-winning landscape architect Raymond Jungles for Susan Henshaw Jones, who is President of the Museum of the City of New York, and Judge Richard K. Eaton.

Immerse yourself in an effusion of orchids blooming among still, geometric reflecting pools, soaring angular pergolas, and sleek benches.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2014-04-21 2014-04-21 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 21:46:29 EDT
<![CDATA[Chair/Sit Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/21/chairsit-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/21/chairsit-aerobics Date: April 21, 2014

Get a full cardio workout without using machines! Great for those with limited mobility or those in wheelchairs.

Recreation Center membership is required to participate.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 353-7853

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

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2014-04-21 2014-04-21 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7515, -73.8344 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 21:46:29 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/21/shape-up-nyc-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/21/shape-up-nyc-aerobics Date: April 21, 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 2014-04-21 2014-04-21 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.6291, -74.1155 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 21:46:29 EDT
<![CDATA[Chair Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/21/chair-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/21/chair-yoga Date: April 21, 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 2014-04-21 2014-04-21 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7361, -73.9757 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 21:46:29 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Chair Toning]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/21/shape-up-nyc-chair-toning http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/21/shape-up-nyc-chair-toning Date: April 21, 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 2014-04-21 2014-04-21 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.8108, -73.9147 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 21:46:29 EDT
<![CDATA[Senior Sit and Get Fit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/21/senior-sit-and-get-fit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/21/senior-sit-and-get-fit Date: April 21, 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 2014-04-21 2014-04-21 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7483, -74.0022 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 21:46:29 EDT
<![CDATA[Monday Movement]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/21/monday-movement http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/21/monday-movement Date: April 21, 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 2014-04-21 2014-04-21 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.6566, -73.902 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 21:46:29 EDT
<![CDATA[Sit Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/21/sit-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/21/sit-aerobics Date: April 21, 2014

A seated exercise class that raises the heart rate and improves balance with minimal impact on joints. Recreation Center membership is required to participate.

Start time: 11:15 am

End time: 12:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 387-7687

Location: Hamilton Fish Recreation Center

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2014-04-21 2014-04-21 11:15 am 12:15 pm 40.7198, -73.9818 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 21:46:29 EDT
<![CDATA[Blooming Naturalists]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/21/blooming-naturalists http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/21/blooming-naturalists Date: April 21, 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 in a different lesson each day!

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-04-21 2014-04-21 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5327482a3015f.png Wed, 16 Apr 2014 21:46:29 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/21/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/21/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: April 21, 2014

Learn about Central Park's history and how its designers, Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux, struggled to make their vision our reality. The route involves a few stairs.

Space is limited; advance registration suggested. Tickets available onsite with credit card only. Please arrive at the meeting location 15 minutes before the start of the tour to allow time for check in. For the courtesy of other guests, those arriving after the start time cannot be accommodated.

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2014-04-21 2014-04-21 12:00 pm 1:15 pm 40.7691, -73.9741 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/530ff01584e37.jpg Wed, 16 Apr 2014 21:46:29 EDT
<![CDATA[Adaptive Swim]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/21/adaptive-swim http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/21/adaptive-swim Date: April 21, 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 2014-04-21 2014-04-21 1:00 pm 1:45 pm 40.7715, -73.9885 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 21:46:29 EDT
<![CDATA[Magnificent Monday: Earth Under the Spotlight]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/21/magnificent-monday-earth-under-the-spotlight http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/21/magnificent-monday-earth-under-the-spotlight Date: April 21, 2014

As Earth Day approaches, let’s learn more about the Earth’s natural features, such as soil, pond water, rocks, and more.

We will collect interesting samples to examine, then return to the Education Building to view these features (and more) through microscopes, a flex cam, and other lab equipment sponsored by the Northfield Foundation.

This program is designed for ages 8-13 and their adult chaperones and is part of the Awesome Afternoons series, sponsored by Time Warner Cable.

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: 200 Nevada Avenue (in High Rock Park)

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R088 High Rock Park 2014-04-21 2014-04-21 1:30 pm 2:30 pm 40.5845, -74.1251 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 21:46:29 EDT
<![CDATA[Adaptive Weight Training]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/21/adaptive-weight-training http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/21/adaptive-weight-training Date: April 21, 2014

Learn how to train muscle groups for competitive sports and recreational use. For individuals with disabilities. Please inquire at the front desk.

Recreation Center membership is required to participate.

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 353-7853

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

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2014-04-21 2014-04-21 1:30 pm 3:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8344 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 21:46:29 EDT
<![CDATA[Master Composter Certificate Course with the NYC Compost Project]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/21/master-composter-certificate-course-with-the-nyc-compost-project-hosted-by-queens-botanical-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/21/master-composter-certificate-course-with-the-nyc-compost-project-hosted-by-queens-botanical-garden Date: April 21, 2014

The Master Composter Certificate Course is a wonderful way to become more involved in the composting community in Queens and to share your love for composting with others! You will gain a deeper understanding of composting in NYC and support in creating a compost-related project of your design. Master composters play a vital role in educating New Yorkers about the joys of composting in the city.

To apply, use the online application at: http://www.nyc.gov/html/nycwasteless/html/compost/compostproj.shtml.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: February 7, 2014.

Learn more about becoming a Master Composter: http://www.queensbotanical.org/Education/compost/master_composter

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 539-5296

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-04-21 2014-04-21 6:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 21:46:29 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Kettlebell, Core and Conditioning]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/21/shape-up-nyc-kettlebell-core-and-conditioning http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/21/shape-up-nyc-kettlebell-core-and-conditioning Date: April 21, 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 2014-04-21 2014-04-21 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.6291, -74.1155 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 21:46:29 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC's Couch to 5K: Group Run]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/21/shape-up-nycs-couch-to-5k-group-run http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/21/shape-up-nycs-couch-to-5k-group-run Date: April 21, 2014

Join us for our new running group in Prospect Park on Mondays! The class will combine group running, walking, and conditioning exercises to get you in shape for long distance running. The class will be held outdoors, rain or shine. Everyone will meet on the porch of Lefferts Historic House in Prospect Park at 7:00 p.m.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-04-21 2014-04-21 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.6643, -73.9639 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52d4140b7303f.jpg Wed, 16 Apr 2014 21:46:29 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Body Blast]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/21/shape-up-nyc-body-blast http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/21/shape-up-nyc-body-blast Date: April 21, 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 2014-04-21 2014-04-21 7:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.6291, -74.1155 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 21:46:29 EDT
<![CDATA[Beginners Tunisian Crochet]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/22/tunisian-crochet-beginners http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/22/tunisian-crochet-beginners Date: April 22, 2014

Learn basic Tunisian or Afghan crochet in this class, where you'll learn to use the technique to make a pot holder.

Materials required:

  • One skein light colored worsted weight (#4) yarn
  • #H crochet hook

Start time: 1:30 am

End time: 2:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-04-22 2014-04-22 1:30 am 2:30 am 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 21:46:29 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/22/my-morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/22/my-morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: April 22, 2014

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)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2014-04-22 2014-04-22 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.8606, -73.9338 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 21:46:29 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: “Get the Picture?”]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/22/art-in-the-garden-get-the-picture3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/22/art-in-the-garden-get-the-picture3 Date: April 22, 2014

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-04-22 2014-04-22 8:00 am 4:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 21:46:29 EDT
<![CDATA[Seniors Fitness: Walking]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/22/seniors-fitness-walking http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/22/seniors-fitness-walking Date: April 22, 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 2014-04-22 2014-04-22 9:00 am 40.8959, -73.8782 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 21:46:29 EDT
<![CDATA[Arsenal Gallery Exhibition: STRATA]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/22/strata http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/22/strata Date: April 22, 2014

NYC Parks is pleased to present STRATA, an exhibition of prints, ceramics and collages by Marie Lorenz, Katy Fischer and Max Warsh. The artists in STRATA collect and arrange found or invented artifacts from the urban environment, including river flotsam, ceramic shards, and architectural details, through various modes of discovery. They use their collections as source material for multilayered, abstract compositions that reframe our familiar surroundings and challenge the division between man-made and organic in favor of a more seamless view of the material world. STRATA is on view in the Arsenal Gallery now through April 24, 2014.

Marie Lorenz creates large scale, collograph prints from objects she collects on her excursions through New York City’s waterways. In this new series of prints, Lorenz engages with the mysterious paths the objects have traveled by repeatedly printing the elements in ornate circular patterns, which evoke both tidal vortexes and folk art medallions.

Katy Fischer’s ceramic sculpture is reminiscent of archeological discoveries. She is inspired by the way ancient artifacts become evocatively abstract shapes once they are broken, weathered and displaced, not unlike the bits of debris deposited around the city. The shard-like fragments read as both found and made, broken and whole, abstract and representational and suggest intriguing connections and possible histories.

On his walks around the city, Max Warsh photographs architectural facades, which are used as source material for his work. For these new pieces, Warsh photographed buildings in the neighborhood that surrounds the Arsenal. He then reconfigures these found textures, grooved surfaces and cast ornamental details in his studio through cutting, painting and collage to arrive at compositions that reinvigorate our engagement with the visual language of the urban landscape.

In the work of all three artists, the fragment points to a larger more complete whole and a sense that a sum of the parts does or could exist. However each artist works to evade the reveal: we never see the whole building, the actual found object, or the unbroken pot. Rather, these fragmented compositions convey the way memory is an amalgamated fiction rather than a knowable fact.

In conjunction with STRATA , Audra Wolowiec will present the sound installation Weather Language on April 14, 2014, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the Arsenal. The sound piece will be composed of a mixture of found sounds and vocal interventions that are sensitive to both the Arsenal site and the city at large. Wolowiecs’ voice will overlap with the voices of strangers she encountered while walking through the city, creating a sound environment that is as subtle and ambiguous as the weather.

The Arsenal Gallery is dedicated to examining themes of nature, urban space, wildlife, New York City parks and park history. It is located on the third floor of the Parks Department Headquarters, in Central Park, on Fifth Avenue at 64th Street. Gallery hours are Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Admission is free. For more information on the Arsenal Gallery, please call 212-360-8163.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-04-22 2014-04-22 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52fd2ae9dd9fd.jpg Wed, 16 Apr 2014 21:46:29 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Zumba]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/22/shape-up-nyc-zumba http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/22/shape-up-nyc-zumba Date: April 22, 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 2014-04-22 2014-04-22 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.6291, -74.1155 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 21:46:29 EDT
<![CDATA[Weird, Wild & Wonderful]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/22/weird-wild-wonderful http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/22/weird-wild-wonderful Date: April 22, 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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2014-04-22 2014-04-22 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 21:46:29 EDT
<![CDATA[Art for Us Adaptive Art Program]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/22/art-for-us-adaptive-art-program http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/22/art-for-us-adaptive-art-program Date: April 22, 2014

Instructional art program for people with disabilities to interact, socialize and express themselves through art. 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) 218-2380

Location: McCarren Play Center

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2014-04-22 2014-04-22 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7202, -73.951 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 21:46:29 EDT
<![CDATA[Earth Day Hike]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/22/earth-day-hike http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/22/earth-day-hike Date: April 22, 2014

Listen for the sounds of spring and look for wildlife as we walk along the ponds of High Rock.

Learn about the history of the environmental conservation movement on Staten Island and how it has and continues to protect the "heart and lungs" of the Greenbelt.

This is a moderately-paced interpretative walk approximately 3 miles in length and suitable for ages 7 and up.

Registration highly recommended.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: 718-351-3450

Location: 200 Nevada Avenue (in High Rock Park)

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R088 High Rock Park 2014-04-22 2014-04-22 10:30 am 11:00 am 40.5845, -74.1251 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 21:46:29 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Zumba Toning]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/22/shape-up-nyc-zumba1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/22/shape-up-nyc-zumba1 Date: April 22, 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 2014-04-22 2014-04-22 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.6291, -74.1155 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 21:46:29 EDT
<![CDATA[Adaptive Track and Field]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/22/adaptive-track-and-field http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/22/adaptive-track-and-field Date: April 22, 2014

Train for the Paralympics through this program! Persons with disabilities are welcome to participate, whether competitively or recreationally.

Recreation Center membership is required to join.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 293-5934

Location: West Bronx Recreation Center

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X261 West Bronx Recreation Center 2014-04-22 2014-04-22 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8441, -73.9188 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 21:46:29 EDT
<![CDATA[Blooming Naturalists]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/22/blooming-naturalists http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/22/blooming-naturalists Date: April 22, 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 in a different lesson each day!

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-04-22 2014-04-22 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5327482a3015f.png Wed, 16 Apr 2014 21:46:29 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Belvedere's Kingdom]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/22/central-park-tour-belvederes-kingdom http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/22/central-park-tour-belvederes-kingdom Date: April 22, 2014

Take a walk around the landscapes dominated by historic Belvedere Castle, situated high on Vista Rock. Route involves moderate inclines and a few stairs.

Space is limited; advance registration suggested. Tickets available onsite with credit card only. Please arrive at the meeting location 15 minutes before the start of the tour to allow time for check in. For the courtesy of other guests, those arriving after the start time cannot be accommodated.

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Belvedere Castle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-04-22 2014-04-22 12:00 pm 1:15 pm 40.7793, -73.9691 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/530fef2612e4a.jpg Wed, 16 Apr 2014 21:46:29 EDT
<![CDATA[Abs Workout]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/22/abs-work-out http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/22/abs-work-out Date: April 22, 2014

Exercise workout focusing on abs, especially strength training your core

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-04-22 2014-04-22 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 21:46:29 EDT
<![CDATA[Adult Adaptive Sports]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/22/adult-adaptive-sports http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/22/adult-adaptive-sports Date: April 22, 2014

A selection of adaptive sports clinics. An excellent opportunity for adults and seniors with disabilities to play and learn modified sports.

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 397-3159

Location: Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center

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M063 Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center 2014-04-22 2014-04-22 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.7715, -73.9885 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 21:46:29 EDT
<![CDATA[Rock Your Seat]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/22/rock-your-seat http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/22/rock-your-seat Date: April 22, 2014

Experience the sound of music as you workout to the beat without leaving your seat. This class which takes place in a seated position will increase upper body range of motion, develop strength, and tone.

Recreation Center membership is required to participate.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 667-3545

Location: Greenbelt Recreation Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2014-04-22 2014-04-22 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.5926, -74.1358 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 21:46:29 EDT
<![CDATA[Meditation Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/22/meditation-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/22/meditation-class Date: April 22, 2014

Join us and learn some basic hatha yoga techniques to initiate relaxation. Learn how to influence changes within our physical and emotional responses to stress. Focus will be on breathing, sound, and mindfulness.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 1:45 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-04-22 2014-04-22 1:00 pm 1:45 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 21:46:29 EDT
<![CDATA[Grow Your Own Craft: Grass Head Guys and Gals]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/22/grow-your-own-craft-grass-head-guys-and-gals http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/22/grow-your-own-craft-grass-head-guys-and-gals Date: April 22, 2014

Feel the need for seed? Then create and design your own Grass Head with seed and soil inside a nylon stocking. Just add water and sunlight (and the occasional “trim”) and your grass head will continue to grow.

This program is suitable for ages 6 and up. Registration required.

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2014-04-22 2014-04-22 1:30 pm 3:30 pm 40.5884, -74.1391 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 21:46:29 EDT
<![CDATA[Knitting & Crocheting for Intermediate and Advanced Levels]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/22/knitcroxchet-intermediate-group http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/22/knitcroxchet-intermediate-group Date: April 22, 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: 2:30 pm

End time: 3:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-04-22 2014-04-22 2:30 pm 3:30 am 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 21:46:29 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Cardio Sculpt]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/22/shape-up-nyc-cardio-sculpt1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/22/shape-up-nyc-cardio-sculpt1 Date: April 22, 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 2014-04-22 2014-04-22 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.6291, -74.1155 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 21:46:29 EDT
<![CDATA[Wheelchair Basketball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/22/wheelchair-basketball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/22/wheelchair-basketball Date: April 22, 2014

Join the Brooklyn Nets wheelchair basketball team for a practice in the gymnasium!

Recreation Center membership is required to participate.

Start time: 7:45 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 353-7853

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

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2014-04-22 2014-04-22 7:45 pm 9:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8344 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 21:46:29 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: “Get the Picture?”]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/23/art-in-the-garden-get-the-picture3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/23/art-in-the-garden-get-the-picture3 Date: April 23, 2014

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-04-23 2014-04-23 8:00 am 4:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 21:46:29 EDT
<![CDATA[Seniors Fitness: Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/23/seniors-fitness-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/23/seniors-fitness-yoga Date: April 23, 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 2014-04-23 2014-04-23 9:00 am 40.8959, -73.8782 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 21:46:29 EDT
<![CDATA[Arsenal Gallery Exhibition: STRATA]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/23/strata http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/23/strata Date: April 23, 2014

NYC Parks is pleased to present STRATA, an exhibition of prints, ceramics and collages by Marie Lorenz, Katy Fischer and Max Warsh. The artists in STRATA collect and arrange found or invented artifacts from the urban environment, including river flotsam, ceramic shards, and architectural details, through various modes of discovery. They use their collections as source material for multilayered, abstract compositions that reframe our familiar surroundings and challenge the division between man-made and organic in favor of a more seamless view of the material world. STRATA is on view in the Arsenal Gallery now through April 24, 2014.

Marie Lorenz creates large scale, collograph prints from objects she collects on her excursions through New York City’s waterways. In this new series of prints, Lorenz engages with the mysterious paths the objects have traveled by repeatedly printing the elements in ornate circular patterns, which evoke both tidal vortexes and folk art medallions.

Katy Fischer’s ceramic sculpture is reminiscent of archeological discoveries. She is inspired by the way ancient artifacts become evocatively abstract shapes once they are broken, weathered and displaced, not unlike the bits of debris deposited around the city. The shard-like fragments read as both found and made, broken and whole, abstract and representational and suggest intriguing connections and possible histories.

On his walks around the city, Max Warsh photographs architectural facades, which are used as source material for his work. For these new pieces, Warsh photographed buildings in the neighborhood that surrounds the Arsenal. He then reconfigures these found textures, grooved surfaces and cast ornamental details in his studio through cutting, painting and collage to arrive at compositions that reinvigorate our engagement with the visual language of the urban landscape.

In the work of all three artists, the fragment points to a larger more complete whole and a sense that a sum of the parts does or could exist. However each artist works to evade the reveal: we never see the whole building, the actual found object, or the unbroken pot. Rather, these fragmented compositions convey the way memory is an amalgamated fiction rather than a knowable fact.

In conjunction with STRATA , Audra Wolowiec will present the sound installation Weather Language on April 14, 2014, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the Arsenal. The sound piece will be composed of a mixture of found sounds and vocal interventions that are sensitive to both the Arsenal site and the city at large. Wolowiecs’ voice will overlap with the voices of strangers she encountered while walking through the city, creating a sound environment that is as subtle and ambiguous as the weather.

The Arsenal Gallery is dedicated to examining themes of nature, urban space, wildlife, New York City parks and park history. It is located on the third floor of the Parks Department Headquarters, in Central Park, on Fifth Avenue at 64th Street. Gallery hours are Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Admission is free. For more information on the Arsenal Gallery, please call 212-360-8163.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-04-23 2014-04-23 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52fd2ae9dd9fd.jpg Wed, 16 Apr 2014 21:46:29 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Chair Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/23/shape-up-nyc-chair-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/23/shape-up-nyc-chair-aerobics Date: April 23, 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 2014-04-23 2014-04-23 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.8108, -73.9147 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 21:46:29 EDT
<![CDATA[Weird, Wild & Wonderful]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/23/weird-wild-wonderful http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/23/weird-wild-wonderful Date: April 23, 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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<![CDATA[Chair/Sit Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/23/chairsit-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/23/chairsit-aerobics Date: April 23, 2014

Get a full cardio workout without using machines! Great for those with limited mobility or those in wheelchairs.

Recreation Center membership is required to participate.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 353-7853

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

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2014-04-23 2014-04-23 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7515, -73.8344 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 21:46:29 EDT
<![CDATA[Sit Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/23/sit-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/23/sit-aerobics Date: April 23, 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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2014-04-23 2014-04-23 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.6735, -73.9348 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 21:46:29 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Chair Toning]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/23/shape-up-nyc-chair-toning http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/23/shape-up-nyc-chair-toning Date: April 23, 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 2014-04-23 2014-04-23 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.8108, -73.9147 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 21:46:29 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Boot Camp]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/23/shape-up-nyc-bootcamp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/23/shape-up-nyc-bootcamp Date: April 23, 2014

This total body workout addresses muscle strength and endurance while keeping the heart rate up to improve your cardiovascular health.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-04-23 2014-04-23 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 21:46:29 EDT