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 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 05:08:46 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[English Reading For Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/02/english-reading-for-adults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/02/english-reading-for-adults Date: May 2, 2014

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-05-02 2014-05-02 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 01:08:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Sit Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/02/sit-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/02/sit-aerobics Date: May 2, 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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2014-05-02 2014-05-02 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.6735, -73.9348 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 01:08:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Adaptive Fitness]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/02/adaptive-fitness http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/02/adaptive-fitness Date: May 2, 2014

Take this Recreation Center class to feel leaner and stronger! The program is specifically for people with disabilities or limited mobility.

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 2014-05-02 2014-05-02 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7483, -74.0022 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 01:08:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Pilates]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/02/shape-up-nyc-pilates http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/02/shape-up-nyc-pilates Date: May 2, 2014

Join us for an introductory class to the Pilates method. These conditioning exercises can create length in the body, and improve flexibility and strength.

Please bring your own mat. The class is open to adults and seniors and no registration is required. Events subject to change.

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 2014-05-02 2014-05-02 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/528134f69ac11.jpg Wed, 16 Apr 2014 01:08:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: West Side Stories]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/02/central-park-tour-west-side-stories http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/02/central-park-tour-west-side-stories Date: May 2, 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: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

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

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M010 Central Park 2014-05-02 2014-05-02 12:00 pm 1:15 pm 40.782, -73.9714 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51d70601d1d92.jpg Wed, 16 Apr 2014 01:08:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Blooming Naturalists: Introduction to Bird Watching]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/02/blooming-naturalists http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/02/blooming-naturalists Date: May 2, 2014

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-05-02 2014-05-02 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5327482a3015f.png Wed, 16 Apr 2014 01:08:47 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Tennis]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/02/cityparks-seniors-fitness-tennis http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/02/cityparks-seniors-fitness-tennis Date: May 2, 2014

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718)760-6999

Location: Tennis Center (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-05-02 2014-05-02 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.79, -73.9619 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d7ba922a4e.jpg Wed, 16 Apr 2014 01:08:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Conference House Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/02/house-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/02/house-tours Date: May 2, 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 2014-05-02 2014-05-02 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.502, -74.2514 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5339a985105b4.jpg Wed, 16 Apr 2014 01:08:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Curator Talk on Women in Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/02/central-park-tour-meet-the-curator http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/02/central-park-tour-meet-the-curator Date: May 2, 2014

Join Conservatory Garden Curator, Diane Schaub, for this walk through the Garden that will focus on women's roles in shaping the space, from designer Betty Sprout through restoration work by Lynden Miller to her own designed displays. 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: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:15 pm

Contact phone: 212-794-6564

Location: Conservatory Garden (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-05-02 2014-05-02 1:00 pm 2:15 pm 40.7937, -73.9522 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53100055cdb30.jpg Wed, 16 Apr 2014 01:08:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Short Story Fiction/Non-Fiction Writing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/02/short-story-fictionnonfiction-writing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/02/short-story-fictionnonfiction-writing Date: May 2, 2014

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

This class is for adults.

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-05-02 2014-05-02 1:30 pm 3:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 01:08:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature on the Go!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/02/nature-on-the-go http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/02/nature-on-the-go Date: May 2, 2014

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-05-02 2014-05-02 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51634824e03ed.jpg Wed, 16 Apr 2014 01:08:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Adapted Aquatics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/02/adapted-aquatics3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/02/adapted-aquatics3 Date: May 2, 2014

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-760-6969 ext. 0

Location: Metropolitan Recreation Center

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B085 Metropolitan Recreation Center 2014-05-02 2014-05-02 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.7151, -73.9605 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 01:08:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Adapted Aquatics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/02/adapted-aquatics2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/02/adapted-aquatics2 Date: May 2, 2014

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-760-6969 ext. 0

Location: Hansborough Pool & Recreation Center (in Hansborough Recreation Center)

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M131 Hansborough Recreation Center 2014-05-02 2014-05-02 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.8128, -73.9393 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 01:08:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Seasonal Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/02/seasonal-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/02/seasonal-crafts Date: May 2, 2014

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-05-02 2014-05-02 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 01:08:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Animal Encounter]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/02/animal-encounter http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/02/animal-encounter Date: May 2, 2014

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

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-05-02 2014-05-02 3:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5163470fe9ca2.png Wed, 16 Apr 2014 01:08:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Adapted Aquatics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/02/adapted-aquatics1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/02/adapted-aquatics1 Date: May 2, 2014

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

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

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-760-6969 ext. 0

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

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M164 Asser Levy Playground 2014-05-02 2014-05-02 3:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7361, -73.9757 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 01:08:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Adapted Aquatics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/02/adapted-aquatics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/02/adapted-aquatics Date: May 2, 2014

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

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

Start time: 4:30 pm

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-760-6969 ext. 0

Location: Roy Wilkins Recreation Center

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Q448 Roy Wilkins Recreation Center 2014-05-02 2014-05-02 4:30 pm 5:30 pm 40.6881, -73.7701 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 01:08:47 EDT
<![CDATA[First Friday! Music + Bronx Seaside Trolley]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/02/first-friday-music-bronx-seaside-trolley http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/02/first-friday-music-bronx-seaside-trolley Date: May 2, 2014

Irish folk singer Mary Courtney brings her great talent back to teh Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum. Explore the museum, stroll the garden, and savor light refreshments. The trolley makes a continuous loop from the #6 Pelham Bay Park subway station to Bartow-Pell to City Island

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

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 885-1461

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2014-05-02 2014-05-02 5:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.8705, -73.8109 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 01:08:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Cardio Sculpt]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/02/shape-up-nyc-cardio-sculpt http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/02/shape-up-nyc-cardio-sculpt Date: May 2, 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 2014-05-02 2014-05-02 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.6291, -74.1155 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 01:08:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Van Cortlandt Track Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/van-cortlandt-track-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/van-cortlandt-track-club Date: May 3, 2014

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Van Cortlandt Stadium (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2014-05-03 2014-05-03 8:00 am 40.888, -73.8968 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 01:08:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Urban Oasis: 30 Years Painting Bronx Parks by Daniel Hauben]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/urban-oasis-30-years-painting-bronx-parks-daniel-hauben http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/urban-oasis-30-years-painting-bronx-parks-daniel-hauben Date: May 3, 2014

Well known for his urban vistas, Daniel Hauben has spent many a lovely day painting Bronx Parks.

His new exhibit at the Poe Park VIsitor Center includes giclee prints on canvas and paper, as well as original oil and pastel paintings in locations such as Van Cortlandt Park, the Bronx Zoo, the New York Botanical Gardens, Wave Hill,Saint James Park, Old Fort Four Park, Pelham Bay Park and Poe Park.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-05-03 2014-05-03 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 01:08:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Bird Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/bird-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/bird-walk Date: May 3, 2014

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

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

Bring binoculars if you have them and wear sturdy shoes!

Start time: 8:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 430-1890

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2014-05-03 2014-05-03 8:00 am 40.8911, -73.894 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 01:08:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: “Get the Picture?”]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/art-in-the-garden-get-the-picture3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/art-in-the-garden-get-the-picture3 Date: May 3, 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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<![CDATA[Greenmarket at Grand Army Plaza]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/greenmarket-at-grand-army-plaza http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/greenmarket-at-grand-army-plaza Date: May 3, 2014

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Grand Army Plaza

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B040 Grand Army Plaza 2014-05-03 2014-05-03 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.6735, -73.9701 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52c7206a84855.jpg Wed, 16 Apr 2014 01:08:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Jane's Walk: Building Sustainability with Stewardship]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/janes-walk-building-sustainability-with-stewardship-prospect-heights http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/janes-walk-building-sustainability-with-stewardship-prospect-heights Date: May 3, 2014

Public green spaces contribute to the health and beauty of our city, and provide environmental benefits like cleaning the air and capturing stormwater.

We need your help to keep them functioning. We invite you to walk and learn as we explore a diversity of public green spaces, cared for by local stewards and NYC Parks maintenance crews. The tour will take you through recently installed bioswales, street trees, and greenstreets, and introduce you to some of the community volunteers that care for them. Stewardship is an important component of our sustainability work.

As you learn about NYC Parks’ green infrastructure goals and construction and planting practices, hear from the everyday people who are contributing to sustainability and climate resiliency goals by helping to care for their local street tree, greenstreet or bioswale. Local groups are actively engaged in stewardship in this neighborhood and will share some insights on how they are strengthening their community through environmental stewardship. We'll finish our tour at the nexus of community activity at the Grand Army Plaza Greenmarket, where participants can visit local vendors or continue on their own through Prospect Park.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 935-3960

Location: Clinton Avenue and Fulton Street

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2014-05-03 2014-05-03 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.6834, -73.967 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d9753ca6af.JPG Wed, 16 Apr 2014 01:08:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Table Tennis Tournament]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/table-tennis-tournament http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/table-tennis-tournament Date: May 3, 2014

Competition will consist of Men's and Women's Singles, Doubles & Mixed matches. Certificates wil be awarded for participants ages 18 and over.

The tournament is free and open to the public. For more information, please call (718) 667-3545.

RSVP by April 30 at the front desk of Greenbelt Recreation Center.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 667-3545

Location: Greenbelt Recreation Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2014-05-03 2014-05-03 9:00 am 3:00 pm 40.5926, -74.1358 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 01:08:47 EDT
<![CDATA[ESL Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/esl-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/esl-class Date: May 3, 2014

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-05-03 2014-05-03 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 01:08:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Zumba]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/shape-up-nyc-zumba http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/shape-up-nyc-zumba Date: May 3, 2014

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

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

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: McDonald Park House (in McDonald Playground)

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R034 McDonald Playground 2014-05-03 2014-05-03 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.6291, -74.1155 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 01:08:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Learn to Ride: Brower Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/learn-to-ride-brower-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/learn-to-ride-brower-park Date: May 3, 2014

NYC Parks and Bike New York are proud to present Learn to Ride classes.

The classes teach a safe, easy, effective method to learn to ride. "Balance first" teaches kids the basics: balancing, starting, stopping, and steering.

Participants must bring their own bike and helmet.

Pre-registration is required. To register, please visit Bike New York's webpage.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Brower Park

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B012 Brower Park 2014-05-03 2014-05-03 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.6736, -73.9431 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 01:08:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Randall's Island Cherry Blossom Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/randalls-island-cherry-blossom-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/randalls-island-cherry-blossom-festival Date: May 3, 2014

Join the Randall's Island Park Alliance for the second annual Cherry Blossom Festival. Activities include face painting, kite flying, shodo, origami, traditional Japanese drumming performance, cherry blossom tea tasting and cherry tree planting with the Japanese Consulate.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1899

Location: Urban Farm (in Randall's Island Park)

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2014-05-03 2014-05-03 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.7837, -73.9262 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 01:08:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Volunteering in Northern Forests]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/northern-forests-volunteering http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/northern-forests-volunteering Date: May 3, 2014

Help remove invasive plants and plant native trees and shrubs.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Woodlawn Playground (in Van Cortlandt Park),Mosholu Avenue and Broadway (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2014-05-03 2014-05-03 10:00 am 40.9001, -73.8722; 40.9044, -73.8964 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 01:08:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Shoelace Park 10K Fun Run Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/shoelace-park-10k-fun-run-walk2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/shoelace-park-10k-fun-run-walk2 Date: May 3, 2014

Join the Friends of Shoelace Park and the Bronx River Alliance for the 3rd Annual Shoelace Park 10K Fun Run Walk.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430-4636

Location: East 219th Street and Bronx Boulevard (in Bronx Park)

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X002 Bronx Park 2014-05-03 2014-05-03 10:00 am 3:00 pm 40.8842, -73.8662 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/533dcd117578c.jpg Wed, 16 Apr 2014 01:08:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Learn to Ride: Juniper Valley Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/learn-to-ride-juniper-valley-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/learn-to-ride-juniper-valley-park Date: May 3, 2014

NYC Parks and Bike New York are proud to present Learn to Ride classes.

The classes teach a safe, easy, effective method to learn to ride. "Balance first" teaches kids the basics: balancing, starting, stopping, and steering.

Participants must bring their own bike and helmet.

Pre-registration is required. To register, please visit Bike New York's webpage.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Juniper Valley Park 80th Street Entrance (in Juniper Valley Park)

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Q102 Juniper Valley Park 2014-05-03 2014-05-03 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.7215, -73.8765 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 01:08:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Learn to Ride: Pelham Bay Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/learn-to-ride-pelham-bay-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/learn-to-ride-pelham-bay-park Date: May 3, 2014

NYC Parks and Bike New York are proud to present Learn to Ride classes.

The classes teach a safe, easy, effective method to learn to ride. "Balance first" teaches kids the basics: balancing, starting, stopping, and steering.

Participants must bring their own bike and helmet.

Pre-registration is required. To register, please visit Bike New York's webpage.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Ryan Stadium Parking Lot (in Pelham Bay Park)

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2014-05-03 2014-05-03 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8486, -73.821 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 01:08:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Shaking In Your Seat]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/shaking-in-your-seat http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/shaking-in-your-seat Date: May 3, 2014

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

Recreation Center membership is required to participate.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 927-1563

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

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M099 J. Hood Wright Park 2014-05-03 2014-05-03 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.8469, -73.9399 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 01:08:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Freshkills Park Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/freshkills-park-tour11 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/freshkills-park-tour11 Date: May 3, 2014

At 2,200 acres, Freshkills Park will be almost three times the size of Central Park and the largest park developed in New York City in over 100 years. The transformation of what was formerly the world’s largest landfill into a productive and beautiful cultural destination will make the park a symbol of renewal and an expression of how our society can restore balance to its landscape. In addition to providing a wide range of recreational opportunities, including many uncommon in the city, the park’s design, ecological restoration and cultural and educational programming will emphasize environmental sustainability and a renewed public concern for our human impact on the earth.

The Freshkills Park tour will depart from the St. George Ferry Terminal in Staten Island, and will take you by bus to see behind the scenes at Freshkills Park. Freshkills Park staff will be on hand to guide you through the history of the site as the Fresh Kills Landfill and share with you the development of new capital programs at Freshkills as part of the Draft Master Plan for the site designed by James Corner Field Operations. The tour lasts roughly one and a half hours and will return to the ferry.

Please sign up for this tour on the Freshkills Park Events Page. Email freshkillspark@parks.nyc.gov with questions. There is limited space on this tour, registration is required.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 788-8277

Location: St. George Ferry Terminal

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2014-05-03 2014-05-03 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.6436, -74.0734 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 01:08:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Spring Wine Festival in the Native Plant Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/spring-wine-festival-in-the-native-plant-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/spring-wine-festival-in-the-native-plant-garden Date: May 3, 2014

During this oenophile's weekend, join New York Botanical Garden for a flight of palate-pleasing local wines from New York State vintners while experts on winemaking and viticulture invite you to join the conversation during presentations of their crafts. As you sip your wine, enjoy a tour of the Native Plant Garden given by an expert guide who will highlight the significance of the many plant species within. Live acoustic music and snacks for purchase round out a weekend fit for sommeliers and casual wine fans alike.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2014-05-03 2014-05-03 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 01:08:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Weird, Wild & Wonderful]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/weird-wild-wonderful http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/weird-wild-wonderful Date: May 3, 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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2014-05-03 2014-05-03 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 01:08:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Yankee Peddler Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/yankee-peddler-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/yankee-peddler-day Date: May 3, 2014

Vendors will gather for a flea market, antiques crafts, and collectible sale. The Women’s Auxiliary will display theme baskets for all occasions, Mothers' Day gifts, fresh baked goods, candies, and more.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 948-8724

Location: Historic Richmond Town

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2014-05-03 2014-05-03 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.5698, -74.1448 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 01:08:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Tunisian Crochet Beginners]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/tunisian-crochet-beginners http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/tunisian-crochet-beginners Date: May 3, 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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X040 Poe Park 2014-05-03 2014-05-03 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 01:08:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/shape-up-nyc-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/shape-up-nyc-aerobics Date: May 3, 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 2014-05-03 2014-05-03 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 01:08:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Knitting & Crocheting for Intermediate and Advanced Levels]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/knitcrochet-intermediate-group http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/knitcrochet-intermediate-group Date: May 3, 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 2014-05-03 2014-05-03 10:30 am 12:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 01:08:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Zumba Toning]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/shape-up-nyc-zumba1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/shape-up-nyc-zumba1 Date: May 3, 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 2014-05-03 2014-05-03 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.6291, -74.1155 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 01:08:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Pure Meditation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/pure-meditation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/pure-meditation Date: May 3, 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 2014-05-03 2014-05-03 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7107, -73.9967 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 01:08:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Learn to Ride: Corporal John A. Seravalli Playground]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/learn-to-ride-corporal-john-a-seravalli-playground http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/learn-to-ride-corporal-john-a-seravalli-playground Date: May 3, 2014

NYC Parks and Bike New York are proud to present Learn to Ride classes.

The classes teach a safe, easy, effective method to learn to ride. "Balance first" teaches kids the basics: balancing, starting, stopping, and steering.

Participants must bring their own bike and helmet.

Pre-registration is required. To register, please visit Bike New York's webpage.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Corporal John A Seravalli Playground (in Corporal John A. Seravalli Playground)

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M237 Corporal John A. Seravalli Playground 2014-05-03 2014-05-03 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.7391, -74.0048 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 01:08:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Conservatory Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden Date: May 3, 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 2014-05-03 2014-05-03 11:00 am 12:15 pm 40.7937, -73.9522 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/530ffb1f28e6f.jpg Wed, 16 Apr 2014 01:08:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Jewelry Making & Design]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/jewelry-making-design http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/jewelry-making-design Date: May 3, 2014

Learn to make your own jewelry! Join expert Lucy Smith for this hands-on demonstration.

This event is free and open to the public.

Jewelry Making & Design is part of NYC Parks’ Arts, Culture & Fun series. Arts, Culture & Fun offers free cultural events, including: book signings, film screenings, art-making workshops, dance, concerts, historical talks and food tastings. All are open to the public at Recreation Centers citywide.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 667-3545

Location: Greenbelt Recreation Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2014-05-03 2014-05-03 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.5926, -74.1358 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 01:08:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Introduction to Bird Watching]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/introduction-to-bird-watching http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/introduction-to-bird-watching Date: May 3, 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 2014-05-03 2014-05-03 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/528136ab90698.jpg Wed, 16 Apr 2014 01:08:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Commit to be Fit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/commit-to-be-fit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/commit-to-be-fit Date: May 3, 2014

A day out for youth groups and families to take part in competitive games, sports, and fitness activities such as Tug of War, tennis, karate, Zumba, potato sack races, and more!

Sponsored by Council Member Ruben Wills.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 393-7370

Location: Baisley Park Extension (in Baisley Pond Park)

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Q005 Baisley Pond Park 2014-05-03 2014-05-03 12:00 pm 40.6728, -73.7879 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 01:08:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Urban Wildlife Appreciation Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/urban-wildlife-appreciation-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/urban-wildlife-appreciation-day Date: May 3, 2014

Get up close and personal with NYC's wild residents. Learn about squirrels, coyotes, skunks, urban birds, and more. The Urban Park Rangers will also inform you about the best places to see wildlife in NYC and how to safely interact. Learn from New York State licensed rehabilitators and additional wildlife enthusiasts. Engage your creative side listening to musical performances, and participating in kids' activities. It's fun for everyone!

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Indian Road Lawn (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2014-05-03 2014-05-03 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.8728, -73.9195 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 01:08:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: May 3, 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 2014-05-03 2014-05-03 12:00 pm 1:15 pm 40.7691, -73.9741 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/530ff01584e37.jpg Wed, 16 Apr 2014 01:08:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Citizenship Classes for Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/citizenship-classes-for-adults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/citizenship-classes-for-adults Date: May 3, 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 2014-05-03 2014-05-03 12:30 pm 1:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 01:08:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Conference House Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/house-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/house-tours Date: May 3, 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 2014-05-03 2014-05-03 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.502, -74.2514 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5339a985105b4.jpg Wed, 16 Apr 2014 01:08:47 EDT
<![CDATA["Home" En Plein Air Watercolor Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/home-en-plein-air-watercolor-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/home-en-plein-air-watercolor-workshop Date: May 3, 2014

“Home” artist Elizabeth Allison will lead an outdoor watercolor workshop. Come paint a picture of the Morris-Jumel Mansion or of your favorite house.
This workshop is suitable for ages 10 and up. Reservations are encouraged.
Support provided by the West Harlem Local Development Corporation Fund of Tides.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: 2129238008

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

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M073 Roger Morris Park 2014-05-03 2014-05-03 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.8345, -73.9385 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 01:08:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Fitness Bootcamp]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/fitness-bootcamp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/fitness-bootcamp Date: May 3, 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 2014-05-03 2014-05-03 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.7404, -73.7339 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 01:08:47 EDT
<![CDATA[NYC Compost Project: Composting in the City]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/nyc-compost-project-hosted-by-queens-botanical-garden-composting-in-the-city http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/nyc-compost-project-hosted-by-queens-botanical-garden-composting-in-the-city Date: May 3, 2014

Leaves, kitchen scraps, garden trimmings, and weeds can all become garden gold through composting. Join us to learn the essentials of outdoor composting in city yards. Registration required. Email compost@queensbotanical.org or call (718) 539-5296 to register. Workshop fee $5 per person.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 539-5296

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-05-03 2014-05-03 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 01:08:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Dance and Fitness Infusion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/shape-up-nyc-dance-fitness-infusion http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/shape-up-nyc-dance-fitness-infusion Date: May 3, 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 2014-05-03 2014-05-03 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.6291, -74.1155 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 01:08:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids Enjoy Exercise Now (KEEN)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/kids-enjoy-exercise-now-keen http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/kids-enjoy-exercise-now-keen Date: May 3, 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 2014-05-03 2014-05-03 1:00 pm 3:45 pm 40.7565, -73.9651 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 01:08:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour Date: May 3, 2014

Travel from Grand Army Plaza, past the Pond and Gapstow Bridge, and stop at the Dairy on this trip through the southern Central Park highlights. The route involves moderate inclines and some stairs.

Tours take place rain or shine, except in extreme weather conditions (heavy rain, sustained winds of 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: 2:45 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

Location: William Tecumseh Sherman Statue (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-05-03 2014-05-03 2:00 pm 2:45 pm 40.7646, -73.9731 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53063cd04714f.jpg Wed, 16 Apr 2014 01:08:47 EDT
<![CDATA[History In Your Hands: Fleece Fun]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/history-in-your-hands-fleece-fun1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/history-in-your-hands-fleece-fun1 Date: May 3, 2014

Come to Lefferts and see how wool was used on a colonial farm. You can brush the wool with carding paddles, spin yarn using a drop spindle, and even make a felt ball to take home with you.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 789-2822 x301

Location: Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-05-03 2014-05-03 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6643, -73.9639 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51635132de039.jpg Wed, 16 Apr 2014 01:08:47 EDT
<![CDATA[TD Five Boro Bike Tour Presented by REI]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/04/td-five-boro-bike-tour-presented-by-rei http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/04/td-five-boro-bike-tour-presented-by-rei Date: May 4, 2014

Held annually the first Sunday in May, the TD Five Boro Bike Tour is the world's biggest charity bike ride.

Produced by Bike New York, NYC's premier bicycling nonprofit, in association with the City of New York and the New York City Department of Transportation, this dynamic event draws 32,000 cyclists from around the world to pedal 40 miles through all five boroughs of New York City on totally traffic-free streets. It's the only time of the year when cyclists can experience the breath-taking thrill of riding over the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge into Staten Island.

Proceeds from the Tour fund Bike New York's free bicycle and safety education programs. In 2013, we taught over 14,000 New Yorkers how to ride and how to do so safely and confidently in the city.

Registration for the TD Five Boro Bike Tour is required to participate in the event, and is awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. Registration will open at 12 p.m. (noon) EST on January 14, 2014. Visit Bike New York's TD Five Boro Bike Tour page to register.

Start time: 7:45 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Across from 17 Battery Place (in Battery Park)

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M005 Battery Park 2014-05-04 2014-05-04 7:45 am 40.7026, -74.0162 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 01:08:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Birds of the Highland Park Ridgewood Reservoir]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/04/birds-of-the-highland-park-ridgewood-reservoir http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/04/birds-of-the-highland-park-ridgewood-reservoir Date: May 4, 2014

Heidi Steiner, from the Brooklyn Bird Club, will lead this spring bird watching tour around the Ridgewood Reservoir. Binoculars recommended.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 235-4462

Location: Ridgewood Reservoir

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2014-05-04 2014-05-04 8:00 am 10:00 am 40.6864, -73.8892 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 01:08:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/04/summer-on-the-hudson-tai-chi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/04/summer-on-the-hudson-tai-chi Date: May 4, 2014

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: 311

Location: Soldiers and Sailors Monument (in Riverside Park)

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M072 Riverside Park 2014-05-04 2014-05-04 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.792, -73.979 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 01:08:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Walk MS]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/04/walk-ms http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/04/walk-ms Date: May 4, 2014

Walk MS connects people living with MS and those who care about them. It is an experience unlike any other - a day to come together, to celebrate the progress we've made and to show the power of our connections. When you participate in Walk MS, the funds you raise give hope to the more than 10,000 people living with MS in our community. The dollars raised support life-changing programs and cutting-edge research. Every connection counts. Register now, connect with others and start fundraising today.

There is no registration fee, but all participants are encouraged to raise a minimum of $125. Any individual who raises $125 receives a free Walk MS t-shirt.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 26

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2014-05-04 2014-05-04 8:00 am 40.7207, -74.0128 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 01:08:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Early Morning Bird Walk: Marvelous Migrants]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/04/early-morning-bird-walk-marvelous-migrants http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/04/early-morning-bird-walk-marvelous-migrants Date: May 4, 2014

Join the Prospect Park Alliance to see some of the dazzling birds that visit the park before flying to northern breeding grounds. Led by the Brooklyn Bird Club.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-05-04 2014-05-04 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/518d45b45ef3e.jpg Wed, 16 Apr 2014 01:08:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: “Get the Picture?”]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/04/art-in-the-garden-get-the-picture3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/04/art-in-the-garden-get-the-picture3 Date: May 4, 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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2014-05-04 2014-05-04 8:00 am 4:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 01:08:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Table Tennis Tournament]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/04/table-tennis-tournament http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/04/table-tennis-tournament Date: May 4, 2014

Competition will consist of Men's and Women's Singles, Doubles & Mixed matches. Certificates wil be awarded for participants ages 18 and over.

The tournament is free and open to the public. For more information, please call (718) 667-3545.

RSVP by April 30 at the front desk of Greenbelt Recreation Center.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 667-3545

Location: Greenbelt Recreation Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2014-05-04 2014-05-04 9:00 am 3:00 pm 40.5926, -74.1358 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 01:08:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Alpine Trough Day at Wave Hill]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/04/alpine-trough-day-at-wave-hill2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/04/alpine-trough-day-at-wave-hill2 Date: May 4, 2014

Spend the day with Assistant Director of Public Programs Laurel Rimmer and Horticultural Interpreter Charles Day as they share the art of trough gardening.

  • Alpine Trough Day: Make an Alpine Trough: Alpine troughs function as miniature, self-contained rock gardens, displaying a variety of diminutive plants in a small amount of space. Spend the day with Assistant Director of Public Programs Laurel Rimmer and Horticultural Interpreter Charles Day as they share the art of trough gardening. Mix up a batch of ‘hypertufa’ and craft a small round trough to take home. Children ages 12 and up welcome with an adult. $25/$15 Wave Hill Member. Registration required, online at www.wavehill.org, by calling (718) 549-3200 x251 or at the Perkins Visitor Center. Meet on the grounds at 10:00 a.m.
  • Alpine Trough Walk: Get inspired by the unique collection of alpine plants artfully arranged in the troughs at the T.H. Everett Alpine House. Free with admission to the grounds (Admission: $8 adults, $4 students and seniors, $2 children 12-18). Registration not required. Meet at Perkins Visitor Center, 1:30 p.m.
  • Alpine Trough Day: Plant an Alpine Trough: Alpine troughs function as miniature, self-contained rock gardens, displaying a variety of diminutive plants in a small amount of space. Spend the day with Assistant Director of Public Programs Laurel Rimmer and Horticultural Interpreter Charles Day as they share the art of trough gardening. Using a rustic pre-made trough, select from a variety of alpine plants and create a miniature landscape for your garden, deck or terrace. $40/$30 Wave Hill Member. Children ages 12 and up welcome with an adult. Registration required, online at www.wavehill.org, by calling 718.549.3200 x251 or at the Perkins Visitor Center. Meet on the grounds at 2:00 p.m.

Photos: Joshua Bright, Mick Hale

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2014-05-04 2014-05-04 10:00 am 40.8987, -73.9125 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5339c31640350.jpg Wed, 16 Apr 2014 01:08:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Spring Wine Festival in the Native Plant Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/04/spring-wine-festival-in-the-native-plant-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/04/spring-wine-festival-in-the-native-plant-garden Date: May 4, 2014

During this oenophile's weekend, join New York Botanical Garden for a flight of palate-pleasing local wines from New York State vintners while experts on winemaking and viticulture invite you to join the conversation during presentations of their crafts. As you sip your wine, enjoy a tour of the Native Plant Garden given by an expert guide who will highlight the significance of the many plant species within. Live acoustic music and snacks for purchase round out a weekend fit for sommeliers and casual wine fans alike.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2014-05-04 2014-05-04 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 01:08:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Weird, Wild & Wonderful]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/04/weird-wild-wonderful http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/04/weird-wild-wonderful Date: May 4, 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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2014-05-04 2014-05-04 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 01:08:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Forest Crew]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/04/forest-crew http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/04/forest-crew Date: May 4, 2014

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

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

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

Registration required.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 291-6436

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

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M037 Highbridge Park 2014-05-04 2014-05-04 10:30 am 1:00 pm 40.8534, -73.9267 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/530e4db093a4f.jpg Wed, 16 Apr 2014 01:08:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Happy Hounds Hike]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/04/happy-hounds-hike http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/04/happy-hounds-hike Date: May 4, 2014

Bring your canine companion for a hike through the central Greenbelt. Learn the trails and make new friends.

Remember to bring water and bags to pick up your dog. Registration is required. Please call or email to register.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2014-05-04 2014-05-04 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.5884, -74.1391 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 01:08:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Archery]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/04/archery http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/04/archery Date: May 4, 2014

Archery is a wonderful way to improve focus and develop patience. Our trained Rangers will demonstrate the safe and proper way to draw a bow and shoot an arrow. Archery is a great way to build upper body strength! Participants are chosen by lottery. To enter your name in the lottery, visit nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Wednesday, April 23rd. Archery programs are for ages 8 and up.

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 2014-05-04 2014-05-04 11:00 am 40.6032, -74.1613 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 01:08:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Historic New York: Fort Greene]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/04/historic-new-york-fort-greene http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/04/historic-new-york-fort-greene Date: May 4, 2014

Urban Park Rangers specialize in interpretation of historic turning points, both natural and man-made, in our city's long history. Historic New York programs highlight the history of selected neighborhoods or parks. Fort Greene's history is rife with important names: Walt Whitman, Nathaniel Greene, Frederick Law Olmsted, Calvert Vaux, William Howard Taft, and McKim, Mead and White, to name a few, which hint at the important role the park has played in the city's history.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Fort Greene Park Visitor Center (in Fort Greene Park)

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B032 Fort Greene Park 2014-05-04 2014-05-04 11:00 am 40.6922, -73.9748 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 01:08:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Food Truck Rally]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/04/food-truck-rally http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/04/food-truck-rally Date: May 4, 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 2014-05-04 2014-05-04 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.6735, -73.9701 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/532741acbe015.png Wed, 16 Apr 2014 01:08:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Smorgasburg]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/04/smorgasburg http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/04/smorgasburg Date: May 4, 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 2014-05-04 2014-05-04 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.6947, -74.0016 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 01:08:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Pets & Pals/ Walk 4 Paws Party]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/04/pets-palawalk-4-paws-party http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/04/pets-palawalk-4-paws-party Date: May 4, 2014

Join us for a free day of family and pet fun. There will be games, rides, craft projects, pet adoption, microchip clinic by Central Veterinary Associates, animal demonstrations and more. This event is sponsored by City Council Member Mark Weprin. For the dog walk, you can sign up that morning with your dog at 10:00 a.m. or you can register online.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-4793 x301

Location: 76th Avenue and Springfield Boulevard (in Alley Pond Park)

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2014-05-04 2014-05-04 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.7402, -73.7496 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 01:08:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Tap Your Way]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/04/tap-your-way http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/04/tap-your-way Date: May 4, 2014

Join Larissa Schiano for a Living Through Movement event. Living Through Movement is an intergenerational modern dance company. The focus is to bring the art of dance to the community for everyone.

Please call or visit Greenbelt Recreation Center for details! This event is free and open to the public.

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 2014-05-04 2014-05-04 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.5926, -74.1358 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 01:08:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Kayak Freshkills Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/04/kayak-freshkills-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/04/kayak-freshkills-park Date: May 4, 2014

Join us as members of the Freshkills Park team, with assistance from Kayak Staten Island and generous support of the Downtown Boathouse, guide you through the creeks of Freshkills Park via kayak. This is an incredible opportunity for you to discover the future potential of Freshkills Park by experiencing the beauty of the waterways, grassy meadows, and trees on site. Kayaks, life vests, and safety training will be provided.

Meeting location will be inside the park - exact location and directions will be provided upon confirmation, and spaces fill up quickly. This tour will be limited to participants ages 16 and up.

Participants will be selected by lottery if the number of prospective participants exceeds the capacity. Register for the lottery at the Freshkills Park Events Page. Email freshkillspark@parks.nyc.gov with questions.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 788-8277

Location: Freshkills Park

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2014-05-04 2014-05-04 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.5771, -74.1864 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51caf7354e4ec.jpg Wed, 16 Apr 2014 01:08:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Brooklyn Bridge Park Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/04/brooklyn-bridge-park-tour3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/04/brooklyn-bridge-park-tour3 Date: May 4, 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 2014-05-04 2014-05-04 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7017, -73.9969 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 01:08:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Adaptive Table Tennis]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/04/adaptive-table-tennis http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/04/adaptive-table-tennis Date: May 4, 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 2014-05-04 2014-05-04 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.7715, -73.9885 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 01:08:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Mid-Park Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/04/central-park-tour-midpark-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/04/central-park-tour-midpark-welcome-tour Date: May 4, 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 2014-05-04 2014-05-04 12:00 pm 12:45 pm 40.7794, -73.9734 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53063d734c462.jpg Wed, 16 Apr 2014 01:08:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Conference House Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/04/house-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/04/house-tours Date: May 4, 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 2014-05-04 2014-05-04 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.502, -74.2514 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5339a985105b4.jpg Wed, 16 Apr 2014 01:08:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Hike to Alley Giant (Moderate)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/04/hike-to-alley-giant-moderate http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/04/hike-to-alley-giant-moderate Date: May 4, 2014

Hiking is the ultimate way to enjoy the outdoors and reduce stress. Regardless of the intensity level, it is a great way to burn calories and stay fit. Our Urban Park Ranger hiking guides will introduce you to the hidden gems of New York City and places often off-limits to the general public. Our moderate hikes include longer, faster paced hikes, which may include rugged terrain. For all hiking programs we recommend wearing comfortable shoes or boots, and packing water and a light snack.

Registration is required. To register, please visit nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Wednesday, April 23rd.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Alley Pond Park

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2014-05-04 2014-05-04 1:00 pm 40.7441, -73.7442 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 01:08:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Irish Arts Center presents Irish Dance Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/04/summer-on-the-hudson-irish-arts-center http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/04/summer-on-the-hudson-irish-arts-center Date: May 4, 2014

Irish Arts Center returns with its 13th annual day-long Irish Dance Festival featuring performances by hundreds of the best Irish dancers, with opportunities for the whole family to join in.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Pier I (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2014-05-04 2014-05-04 1:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.7797, -73.9889 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/531f334a04933.jpg Wed, 16 Apr 2014 01:08:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Walking Tour in Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/04/garden-walking-tour-in-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/04/garden-walking-tour-in-fort-tryon-park Date: May 4, 2014

Take a tour of the "Park for All Seasons." Take a walking tour of the Heather and Alpine Gardens of Fort Tryon Park. Discover which plants are in bloom in each of the seasons, even in the dead of winter. Learn about the gardens' history, future, and secrets from a member of Fort Tryon's expert horticulture staff.

These tours are wheelchair accessible but persons with mobility issues may find them challenging because of the park's many steep paths.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2014-05-04 2014-05-04 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.8606, -73.9338 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 01:08:48 EDT
<![CDATA[QBG Craft Table at The Shops at Skyview Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/04/qbg-craft-table-at-the-shops-at-skyview-center http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/04/qbg-craft-table-at-the-shops-at-skyview-center Date: May 4, 2014

Make papel picado (perforated paper) flags for Cinco de Mayo!

Supplies are limited and times/location are subject to change.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Shops at SkyView Center

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2014-05-04 2014-05-04 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7578, -73.8347 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 01:08:48 EDT
<![CDATA[History In Your Hands: Fleece Fun]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/04/history-in-your-hands-fleece-fun1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/04/history-in-your-hands-fleece-fun1 Date: May 4, 2014

Come to Lefferts and see how wool was used on a colonial farm. You can brush the wool with carding paddles, spin yarn using a drop spindle, and even make a felt ball to take home with you.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 789-2822 x301

Location: Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-05-04 2014-05-04 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6643, -73.9639 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51635132de039.jpg Wed, 16 Apr 2014 01:08:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Lecture Series: Gus Schumacher, Farming in Flushing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/04/gus-schumacher-farming-in-flushing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/04/gus-schumacher-farming-in-flushing Date: May 4, 2014

An authority on all things food, Gus Schumacher’s family has been in the farming industry since his great-grandfather emigrated in 1848 from Germany to New York and rented some land in the city. His grandfather, Fred Schumacher, was born on their farm in 1865 and then moved the family’s farm in 1888 to Flushing, where they farmed in Queens County until 1968.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 939-0647 x17

Location: Kingsland Homestead

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2014-05-04 2014-05-04 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.7637, -73.824 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5327314674a1c.jpg Wed, 16 Apr 2014 01:08:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Seniors Fitness: Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/05/seniors-fitness-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/05/seniors-fitness-yoga Date: May 5, 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 2014-05-05 2014-05-05 9:00 am 40.8959, -73.8782 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 01:08:48 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Senior Fitness: Walking]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/05/cityparks-senior-fitness-walking http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/05/cityparks-senior-fitness-walking Date: May 5, 2014

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 760-6999

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

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2014-05-05 2014-05-05 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.7749, -73.9438 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d653971bd7.jpg Wed, 16 Apr 2014 01:08:48 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/05/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/05/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga1 Date: May 5, 2014

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718)760-6999

Location: Salt Marsh Nature Center (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2014-05-05 2014-05-05 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.6047, -73.9298 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d69833d1e1.jpg Wed, 16 Apr 2014 01:08:48 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/05/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/05/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga Date: May 5, 2014

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718)760-6999

Location: Woodlawn Tennis Courts (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2014-05-05 2014-05-05 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.8966, -73.8786 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d6b267ba59.jpg Wed, 16 Apr 2014 01:08:48 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Walking]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/05/cityparks-seniors-fitness-walking http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/05/cityparks-seniors-fitness-walking Date: May 5, 2014

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718)760-6999

Location: Soundview Park

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X118 Soundview Park 2014-05-05 2014-05-05 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.8174, -73.8703 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d67f7c8244.jpg Wed, 16 Apr 2014 01:08:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Chair Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/05/shape-up-nyc-chair-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/05/shape-up-nyc-chair-aerobics Date: May 5, 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 2014-05-05 2014-05-05 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.8108, -73.9147 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 01:08:48 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Tennis]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/05/cityparks-seniors-fitness-tennis2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/05/cityparks-seniors-fitness-tennis2 Date: May 5, 2014

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718)760-6999

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

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R013 LaTourette Park & Golf Course 2014-05-05 2014-05-05 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.5911, -74.1395 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d6a68e59b4.jpg Wed, 16 Apr 2014 01:08:48 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Tennis]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/05/cityparks-seniors-fitness-tennis1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/05/cityparks-seniors-fitness-tennis1 Date: May 5, 2014

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718)760-6999

Location: Flushing Meadows Corona Park

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2014-05-05 2014-05-05 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7493, -73.8546 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d6c8aaf20a.jpg Wed, 16 Apr 2014 01:08:48 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Tennis]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/05/cityparks-seniors-fitness-tennis http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/05/cityparks-seniors-fitness-tennis Date: May 5, 2014

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718)760-6999

Location: Fieldhouse (in Astoria Park)

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Q004 Astoria Park 2014-05-05 2014-05-05 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7749, -73.9241 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d6cde80d16.jpg Wed, 16 Apr 2014 01:08:48 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Senior Fitness: Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/05/cityparks-senior-fitness-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/05/cityparks-senior-fitness-yoga Date: May 5, 2014

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718)760-6999

Location: Soundview Park

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X118 Soundview Park 2014-05-05 2014-05-05 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.8174, -73.8703 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d6ba07e982.jpg Wed, 16 Apr 2014 01:08:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Weird, Wild & Wonderful]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/05/weird-wild-wonderful http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/05/weird-wild-wonderful Date: May 5, 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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