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 Mon, 22 Dec 2014 18:32:49 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[Adapted Aquatics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/28/adapted-aquatics2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/28/adapted-aquatics2 Date: February 28, 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.

Start time: 4:30 pm

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-760-6969 ext. 0

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

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2014-02-28 2014-02-28 4:30 pm 5:30 pm 40.8108, -73.9147 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:17 EST
<![CDATA[Adapted Aquatics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/28/adapted-aquatics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/28/adapted-aquatics Date: February 28, 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.

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 271-7572

Location: Flushing Meadows Corona Park Aquatics Center

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2014-02-28 2014-02-28 5:30 pm 6:30 pm 40.7516, -73.8372 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:16 EST
<![CDATA[Black History Month Celebration at Sorrentino Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/28/black-history-month-celebration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/28/black-history-month-celebration Date: February 28, 2014

Come join us as we celebrate Black History Month with an evening of African dance and Zumba demonstrations, and a short play performed by our afterschool and youth members!

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: 7184714818

Location: Sorrentino Recreation Center

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Q446 Sorrentino Recreation Center 2014-02-28 2014-02-28 6:00 pm 40.6024, -73.7625 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:49 EST
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Youth Open Mic!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/28/arts-culture-funs-2014-winter-series-youth-open-mic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/28/arts-culture-funs-2014-winter-series-youth-open-mic Date: February 28, 2014

Get creative at NYC Park's cultural arts center! Share, sing, or play your artwork at Von King's open mic at this event for teens and young adults.

Registration is required to participate, so let us know early. Contact Deb Grant or Gene Fowler at (718) 622-2082 to perform.

Presented by Arts, Culture & Fun.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 622-2082

Location: Herbert Von King Cultural Arts Center (in Herbert Von King Park)

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B088 Herbert Von King Park 2014-02-28 2014-02-28 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.6899, -73.9467 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:41 EST
<![CDATA[Brooklyn Winter Movie Series: Spy Kids 3D Game Over]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/28/brooklyn-winter-movie-series-spy-kids-3d-game-over http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/28/brooklyn-winter-movie-series-spy-kids-3d-game-over Date: February 28, 2014

Duck inside for a free movie series now showing at recreation centers in Brooklyn.

In Spy Kids 3D: Game Over, Carmen gets trapped inside a virtual reality game designed by a new nemesis. Juni must save her and the world!

Open to the public. Free popcorn!

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 218-2380

Location: McCarren Play Center

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2014-02-28 2014-02-28 7:00 pm 40.7202, -73.951 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:55 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Cardio Sculpt]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/28/shape-up-nyc-cardio-sculpt http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/28/shape-up-nyc-cardio-sculpt Date: February 28, 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 2014-02-28 2014-02-28 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.6291, -74.1155 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:23 EST
<![CDATA[Hearts & All That Jazz]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/28/hearts-all-that-jazz http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/28/hearts-all-that-jazz Date: February 28, 2014

The Conference House Association has rescheduled their February event, Hearts and All That Jazz, an evening of jazz, small bites, sweet delights, and liquid refreshments. This event features whirlwind music by Jazz Union, led by Don Vivelo of Staten Island. Come hear them fill up the house with swings and sways as you munch away on finger foods and treats. Raffles will also be available to have a chance to take something home with you!

Tickets are $30 each. Reservations required by February 24. Credit cards and checks are accepted.

For more information call (718) 984-6046 or email ConferenceHouseEvents@gmail.com.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 984-6046

Location: Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2014-02-28 2014-02-28 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.502, -74.2514 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:55 EST
<![CDATA[Doors To The Bronx Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/01/doors-to-the-bronx-exhibition1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/01/doors-to-the-bronx-exhibition1 Date: March 1, 2014

An art exhibition comprised of paintings made by Bronx artist Danilo Peguero. This exhibition is a celebration of the Bronx's rich architectural history. The show features some of the most interesting and glamorous doors that beautify and protect the heart of the unconquerable Bronx.

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 2014-03-01 2014-03-01 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:17 EST
<![CDATA[Greenmarket at Grand Army Plaza]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/01/greenmarket-at-grand-army-plaza http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/01/greenmarket-at-grand-army-plaza Date: March 1, 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 2014-03-01 2014-03-01 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.6735, -73.9701 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52c7206a84855.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:48 EST
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: “Get the Picture?”]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/01/art-in-the-garden-get-the-picture3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/01/art-in-the-garden-get-the-picture3 Date: March 1, 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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2014-03-01 2014-03-01 8:00 am 4:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:32 EST
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Shape Up NYC: Zumba]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/01/shape-up-nyc-zumba http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/01/shape-up-nyc-zumba Date: March 1, 2014

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

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 2014-03-01 2014-03-01 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.6291, -74.1155 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:28 EST
<![CDATA[The Orchid Show: Key West Contemporary]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/01/the-orchid-show-key-west-contemporary http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/01/the-orchid-show-key-west-contemporary Date: March 1, 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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2014-03-01 2014-03-01 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:23 EST
<![CDATA[Crochet Two-Color Easy Open Mesh Beach/Market Bag]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/01/crochet-twocolor-easy-open-mesh-beachmarket-bag http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/01/crochet-twocolor-easy-open-mesh-beachmarket-bag Date: March 1, 2014

Learn to make an open mesh bag for the beach, or to put your crochet projects and yarn into. Bring your own materials. Choose any two complementary or contrasting colors of your choice. Think summer colors--for beginners, we would suggest avoiding dark colors. If you cannot find cotton yarn, then get acrylic yarn. Avoid stretchy yarns

Supplies needed:

  • #4 (Worsted Wt.) 100% cotton yarn (1 skein color A; 1 skein color B)
  • #J 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 2014-03-01 2014-03-01 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:10 EST
<![CDATA[Tunisian Crochet Beginners]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/01/tunisian-crochet-beginners http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/01/tunisian-crochet-beginners Date: March 1, 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 2014-03-01 2014-03-01 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:25 EST
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Shape Up NYC: Zumba]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/01/shape-up-nyc-zumba1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/01/shape-up-nyc-zumba1 Date: March 1, 2014

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

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 2014-03-01 2014-03-01 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.6291, -74.1155 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:30 EST
<![CDATA[Nature Photography: Winter Woods]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/01/nature-photography-winter-woods http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/01/nature-photography-winter-woods Date: March 1, 2014

Our Urban Park Ranger Nature Art and Photography programs allow you to interpret the natural world through artistic expression, while learning about the local environment. All photography programs are for digital cameras and you must provide your own camera. DSLR camera preferred, but all cameras are welcome.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Bloomingdale Park Playground (in Bloomingdale Park)

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R106 Bloomingdale Park 2014-03-01 2014-03-01 11:00 am 40.5354, -74.2083 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:46 EST
<![CDATA[ESL Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/01/esl-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/01/esl-class Date: March 1, 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 11 a.m. on Saturdays.

New students take placement test at 12 p.m.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-03-01 2014-03-01 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:20 EST
<![CDATA[National Girls and Women in Sports Day in Brooklyn]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/01/national-girls-and-women-in-sports-day-in-brooklyn1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/01/national-girls-and-women-in-sports-day-in-brooklyn1 Date: March 1, 2014

Join us for National Girls and Women in Sports Day, an annual event honoring female athletes! To celebrate, NYC Parks has free events in all five boroughs.

Activities in Brooklyn include:

  • Fitness challenge and talks by current and former WNBA New York Liberty players
  • Guest speaker April Holmes, USA Paralympic gold medal winner for track
  • Self-defense classes
  • Wheelchair sports
  • Nutrition talks
  • Giveaways

Register by 11:30 a.m. to receive a free t-shirt! Girls are welcome at this family-friendly event.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 965-8937

Location: St. Johns Recreation Center

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2014-03-01 2014-03-01 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.6735, -73.9348 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:42 EST
<![CDATA[National Girls and Women in Sports Day in Queens]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/01/national-girls-and-women-in-sports-day-queens http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/01/national-girls-and-women-in-sports-day-queens Date: March 1, 2014

Join us for National Girls and Women in Sports Day, an annual event honoring female athletes! To celebrate, NYC Parks has free events in all five boroughs.

Activities in Queens include:

  • Soccer clinic with Queens College
  • Zumba class
  • Wallyball game play
  • Double dutch with Stan's Pepper Steppers
  • Martial arts instruction
  • Cheerleading demo
  • Guest speakers
  • Giveaways

Register by 11:30 a.m. to receive a free t-shirt! Girls are welcome at this family-friendly event.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 393-7370

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

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2014-03-01 2014-03-01 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8344 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:42 EST
<![CDATA[Introduction to Bird Watching]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/01/introduction-to-bird-watching http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/01/introduction-to-bird-watching Date: March 1, 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 2014-03-01 2014-03-01 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/528136ab90698.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:10 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: West Side Stories]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/01/central-park-tour-west-side-stories http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/01/central-park-tour-west-side-stories Date: March 1, 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 2014-03-01 2014-03-01 12:00 pm 1:15 pm 40.782, -73.9714 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51d70601d1d92.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:45 EST
<![CDATA[Historic New York: The World’s Fair]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/01/historic-new-york-the-worlds-fair http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/01/historic-new-york-the-worlds-fair Date: March 1, 2014

Urban Park Rangers specialize in interpretation of historic turning points, both natural and man-made, in our city’s long history. On this walking tour learn discover Flushing Meadows Corona Park, site of two twentieth century World's Fairs attended by millions of people and the largest park in Queens.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Unisphere (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2014-03-01 2014-03-01 1:00 pm 40.7464, -73.845 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:57 EST
<![CDATA[Wilderness Survival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/01/wilderness-survival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/01/wilderness-survival Date: March 1, 2014

What would you do if you found yourself lost in the woods? Do you know how to build your own shelter, or start a fire without matches? What would you eat and where would you find water? Do you have what it takes to survive in the wild? Our Urban Park Rangers are skilled in the techniques of wilderness survival and emergency preparedness. On these fun, family friendly programs you will learn tips and tricks that will enhance your knowledge of the natural world, and might just save your life. Whether you are preparing for an extended journey through the woods or just want to be more prepared for any situation, a wilderness survival program is perfect for you. Wilderness survival programs feature hands-on activities in an outdoor setting.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-03-01 2014-03-01 1:00 pm 40.7971, -73.9515 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52bc6c2bdef71.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:52 EST
<![CDATA[Fitness Bootcamp]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/01/fitness-bootcamp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/01/fitness-bootcamp Date: March 1, 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 2014-03-01 2014-03-01 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.7404, -73.7339 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:35 EST
<![CDATA[Ssss-ensational Snakes!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/01/ssssensational-snakes http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/01/ssssensational-snakes Date: March 1, 2014

Let's enjoy a special story about these slithering, scaly creatures. We won't be able to see them in the wild, but feel free to visit our resident corn snake, Cornelius. Make a fun snake craft to wear home. This program is geared for children ages 4 - 8 with adult chaperone. Registration required.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2014-03-01 2014-03-01 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.5884, -74.1391 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:42 EST
<![CDATA[New York Turtles Meet and Greet]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/01/new-york-turtles-meet-and-greet http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/01/new-york-turtles-meet-and-greet Date: March 1, 2014

Bring the whole family to meet the turtles of New York with Lorri Cramer, N.Y. State Licensed Wildlife Rehabilitator and Turtle Specialist, at this free program inside the Payson Park House.

Lorri Carmer of the New York Turtle and Tortoise Society will be joined by some of her shelled friends as she speaks about what makes turtles so special and what you can do to help them.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:15 pm

Contact phone: 212-795-1388x302

Location: Payson Park House (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2014-03-01 2014-03-01 2:00 pm 3:15 pm 40.8674, -73.929 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52f2b540b2b8d.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:48 EST
<![CDATA[History In Your Hands: Flax to Linen]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/01/history-in-your-hands-flax-to-linen http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/01/history-in-your-hands-flax-to-linen Date: March 1, 2014

Come check on our flax crop and try out tools used to process flax fibers into linen cloth.

The Prospect Park Alliance will be on hand to help you feel different pieces of linen cloth to compare the weaves and try on some linen reproduction clothes for a fun photo-op in our farm wagon.

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 2014-03-01 2014-03-01 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6643, -73.9639 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/537519d8d5698.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:58 EST
<![CDATA[Queens Historical Society Tag Sale]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/01/qhs-tag-sale http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/01/qhs-tag-sale Date: March 1, 2014

One man’s trash is another man’s treasure! Join us here at the Kingsland Homestead as we host a tag sale: a collection of used items being sold, much akin to a yard sale or garage sale, as a fundraiser for the Queens Historical Society. You may just find the treasure you were looking for at our sale!

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 939-0647

Location: Kingsland Homestead

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2014-03-01 2014-03-01 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.7637, -73.824 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52e6af26163da.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:01 EST
<![CDATA[Tavern Concerts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/01/tavern-concerts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/01/tavern-concerts Date: March 1, 2014

It's Tavern time!

Sit back and listen to some of the best folk and acoustic songwriters and musicians in the country, in a room known for its acoustic warmth.

There will be warm fires and lots of laughter!

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 351-1611 x281

Location: Historic Richmond Town (in LaTourette Park & Golf Course)

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R013 LaTourette Park & Golf Course 2014-03-01 2014-03-01 6:00 pm 40.5698, -74.1448 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:17 EST
<![CDATA[The Night Sky]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/01/the-night-sky http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/01/the-night-sky Date: March 1, 2014

Our Urban Park Rangers will be your guides to the solar system, discussing the science, history, and folklore of the universe. Fall and winter are the best times to observe meteor showers, the phases of the moon, and many planets of the Milky Way. Night Sky programs highlight the history and folklore of the solar system, using the naked eye to locate stars and planets.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 319-7258

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2014-03-01 2014-03-01 7:00 pm 40.8516, -73.8266 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:20 EST
<![CDATA[The Orchid Show: Key West Contemporary]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/02/the-orchid-show-key-west-contemporary http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/02/the-orchid-show-key-west-contemporary Date: March 2, 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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2014-03-02 2014-03-02 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:23 EST
<![CDATA[Nature Exploration Hike (moderate)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/02/nature-exploration-hike-moderate http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/02/nature-exploration-hike-moderate Date: March 2, 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 may explore nature, discover our City’s rich history and diverse culture, or just unplug from the world to clear your head. On this moderate paced hike discover the history and nature of Inwood Hill Park. We recommend wearing comfortable shoes or boots, and packing water and a light snack.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 304-2365

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

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2014-03-02 2014-03-02 11:00 am 40.8729, -73.9186 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:44 EST
<![CDATA[Wilderness Survival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/02/wilderness-survival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/02/wilderness-survival Date: March 2, 2014

What would you do if you found yourself lost in the woods? Do you know how to build your own shelter, or start a fire without matches? What would you eat and where would you find water? Do you have what it takes to survive in the wild? Our Urban Park Rangers are skilled in the techniques of wilderness survival and emergency preparedness. On these fun, family friendly programs you will learn tips and tricks that will enhance your knowledge of the natural world, and might just save your life. Whether you are preparing for an extended journey through the woods or just want to be more prepared for any situation, a wilderness survival program is perfect for you. Wilderness survival programs feature hands-on activities in an outdoor setting.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: 718-421-2021

Location: Salt Marsh Nature Center (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2014-03-02 2014-03-02 1:00 pm 40.6047, -73.9298 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:52 EST
<![CDATA[FrogWatch USA]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/02/frogwatch-usa http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/02/frogwatch-usa Date: March 2, 2014

Become a citizen scientist and discover how you can help frogs and toads in our environment by identifying and monitoring their unique vocal calls. FrogWatch USA is a nationwide program that monitors and tracks amphibian populations by collecting data with help from volunteers like you! We will begin with a presentation where you will learn about the species that live here and how to idenify them. This training will kick off the Greenbelt's FrogWatch USA.

This program is suitable for ages 8 and up. This program is part of the Con Edison Citizen Science workshop series.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: 200 Nevada Avenue (in High Rock Park)

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R088 High Rock Park 2014-03-02 2014-03-02 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.5845, -74.1251 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:41 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/02/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/02/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: March 2, 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 our calendar. Tour dates and times are subject to change without notice.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2014-03-02 2014-03-02 2:00 pm 3:15 pm 40.7691, -73.9741 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/530d08e7a3ddc.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:36 EST
<![CDATA[History In Your Hands: Flax to Linen]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/02/history-in-your-hands-flax-to-linen http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/02/history-in-your-hands-flax-to-linen Date: March 2, 2014

Come check on our flax crop and try out tools used to process flax fibers into linen cloth.

The Prospect Park Alliance will be on hand to help you feel different pieces of linen cloth to compare the weaves and try on some linen reproduction clothes for a fun photo-op in our farm wagon.

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 2014-03-02 2014-03-02 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6643, -73.9639 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/537519d8d5698.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:58 EST
<![CDATA[Author Talk: Neal Gillen at the Queens Historical Society]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/02/author-talk-neal-gillen http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/02/author-talk-neal-gillen Date: March 2, 2014

Come hear author Neal Gillen for his second appearance at the Queens Historical Society when he will discuss how Queens has become the most diverse and ever changing community in America and how he weaves that into his writings. “No place on earth has the ethnic mix that we now find in Queens,” Gillen said. “What is most amazing is the speed in which it came about, and how the Queens’ neighborhoods adjusted to it,” he observed.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 939-0647 x17

Location: Kingsland Homestead

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2014-03-02 2014-03-02 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.7637, -73.824 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:43 EST
<![CDATA[The Night Sky]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/02/the-night-sky http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/02/the-night-sky Date: March 2, 2014

Our Urban Park Rangers will be your guides to the solar system, discussing the science, history, and folklore of the universe. Fall and winter are the best times to observe meteor showers, the phases of the moon, and many planets of the Milky Way. Night Sky programs highlight the history and folklore of the solar system, using the naked eye to locate stars and planets.

Start time: 7:00 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 2014-03-02 2014-03-02 7:00 pm 40.7952, -73.7784 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:20 EST
<![CDATA[The Orchid Show: Key West Contemporary]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/03/the-orchid-show-key-west-contemporary http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/03/the-orchid-show-key-west-contemporary Date: March 3, 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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2014-03-03 2014-03-03 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:23 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/03/shape-up-nyc-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/03/shape-up-nyc-aerobics Date: March 3, 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 2014-03-03 2014-03-03 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.6291, -74.1155 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:20 EST
<![CDATA[Free Tax Preparation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/03/free-tax-preparation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/03/free-tax-preparation Date: March 3, 2014

Get free tax preparation help at Owen Dolen Recreation Center, sponsored by AARP.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 829-0156

Location: Owen Dolen Golden Age Center (in Owen F. Dolen Park)

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X016 Owen F. Dolen Park 2014-03-03 2014-03-03 10:30 am 2:30 pm 40.8406, -73.8428 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:40 EST
<![CDATA[Monday Movement]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/03/monday-movement http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/03/monday-movement Date: March 3, 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 2014-03-03 2014-03-03 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.6566, -73.902 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:33 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/03/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/03/bryant-park-juggling Date: March 3, 2014

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-03-03 2014-03-03 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:09 EST
<![CDATA[Beginner Hockey Clinic (Registration Full)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/03/beginner-hockey-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/03/beginner-hockey-clinic Date: March 3, 2014

Improve your game with skating and puck control drills as well as scrimmage play, all in an encouraging environment.

Participation in this 10-session program includes use of all equipment.

Ages 6 – 9. Space is limited; advance registration required.

Please note: Registration is full.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 348-4867

Location: Lasker Pool & Rink (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-03-03 2014-03-03 4:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.7964, -73.9547 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:45 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Kettlebell, Core and Conditioning]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/03/shape-up-nyc-kettlebell-core-and-conditioning http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/03/shape-up-nyc-kettlebell-core-and-conditioning Date: March 3, 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 2014-03-03 2014-03-03 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.6291, -74.1155 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:26 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC's Couch to 5K: Group Run]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/03/shape-up-nycs-couch-to-5k-group-run http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/03/shape-up-nycs-couch-to-5k-group-run Date: March 3, 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.

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 2014-03-03 2014-03-03 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.6643, -73.9639 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52d4140b7303f.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:31 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Body Blast]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/03/shape-up-nyc-body-blast http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/03/shape-up-nyc-body-blast Date: March 3, 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 2014-03-03 2014-03-03 7:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.6291, -74.1155 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:21 EST
<![CDATA[Beginners Tunisian Crochet]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/04/tunisian-crochet-beginners http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/04/tunisian-crochet-beginners Date: March 4, 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 2014-03-04 2014-03-04 1:30 am 2:30 am 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:25 EST
<![CDATA[Doors To The Bronx Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/04/doors-to-the-bronx-exhibition1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/04/doors-to-the-bronx-exhibition1 Date: March 4, 2014

An art exhibition comprised of paintings made by Bronx artist Danilo Peguero. This exhibition is a celebration of the Bronx's rich architectural history. The show features some of the most interesting and glamorous doors that beautify and protect the heart of the unconquerable Bronx.

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 2014-03-04 2014-03-04 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:17 EST
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: “Get the Picture?”]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/04/art-in-the-garden-get-the-picture3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/04/art-in-the-garden-get-the-picture3 Date: March 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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2014-03-04 2014-03-04 8:00 am 4:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:32 EST
<![CDATA[Van Cortlandt Park, Installing Deer Browse Guards]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/04/van-cortlandt-park-installing-deer-browse-guards http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/04/van-cortlandt-park-installing-deer-browse-guards Date: March 4, 2014

Volunteer with Natural Areas Volunteers (NAV) at Van Cortlandt Park to help protect our young trees from deer browse. Volunteers will be trained in basic tree identification and proper fitting and installation of tree guards. These tree guards will prevent deer from rubbing and feeding on young trees. Come dressed in sturdy boots or shoes and warm clothing that can get dirty. Please meet your NAV Technical Leader at East 238th Street and Van Cortlandt Park East.

Space is limited. Registration is required for this event.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212)360-3318

Location: Van Cortlandt Park East and East 238th Street (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2014-03-04 2014-03-04 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8991, -73.8735 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:28 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Zumba]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/04/shape-up-nyc-zumba http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/04/shape-up-nyc-zumba Date: March 4, 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 2014-03-04 2014-03-04 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.6291, -74.1155 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:28 EST
<![CDATA[The Orchid Show: Key West Contemporary]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/04/the-orchid-show-key-west-contemporary http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/04/the-orchid-show-key-west-contemporary Date: March 4, 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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2014-03-04 2014-03-04 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:23 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Zumba Toning]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/04/shape-up-nyc-zumba1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/04/shape-up-nyc-zumba1 Date: March 4, 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 2014-03-04 2014-03-04 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.6291, -74.1155 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:30 EST
<![CDATA[Chair Fitness with Weights]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/04/chair-fitness-with-weights http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/04/chair-fitness-with-weights Date: March 4, 2014

With the addition of weights, the chair exercise program gives members the opportunity to add more movement and activity in their daily lives to improve health. For adults and seniors.

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 242-5228

Location: Tony Dapolito Recreation Center

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M103 Tony Dapolito Recreation Center 2014-03-04 2014-03-04 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7296, -74.0054 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:46 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/04/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/04/bryant-park-juggling Date: March 4, 2014

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-03-04 2014-03-04 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:09 EST
<![CDATA[Abs Workout]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/04/abs-work-out http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/04/abs-work-out Date: March 4, 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 2014-03-04 2014-03-04 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:14 EST
<![CDATA[Meditation Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/04/meditation-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/04/meditation-class Date: March 4, 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 2014-03-04 2014-03-04 1:00 pm 1:45 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:28 EST
<![CDATA[Mardi Gras Movie Night: The Princess and the Frog]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/04/mardi-gras-movie-night http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/04/mardi-gras-movie-night Date: March 4, 2014

Children can enjoy an evening of refreshments, crafts, and games and enjoy a feature presentation of Disney's "The Princess and the Frog."

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 393-7370

Location: Sorrentino Recreation Center

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Q446 Sorrentino Recreation Center 2014-03-04 2014-03-04 5:00 pm 40.6024, -73.7625 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:27 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/04/bryant-park-juggling1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/04/bryant-park-juggling1 Date: March 4, 2014

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

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-03-04 2014-03-04 5:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:10 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Cardio Sculpt]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/04/shape-up-nyc-cardio-sculpt1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/04/shape-up-nyc-cardio-sculpt1 Date: March 4, 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 2014-03-04 2014-03-04 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.6291, -74.1155 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:23 EST
<![CDATA[Wheelchair Basketball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/04/wheelchair-basketball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/04/wheelchair-basketball Date: March 4, 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 2014-03-04 2014-03-04 7:45 pm 9:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8344 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:48 EST
<![CDATA[Doors To The Bronx Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/05/doors-to-the-bronx-exhibition1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/05/doors-to-the-bronx-exhibition1 Date: March 5, 2014

An art exhibition comprised of paintings made by Bronx artist Danilo Peguero. This exhibition is a celebration of the Bronx's rich architectural history. The show features some of the most interesting and glamorous doors that beautify and protect the heart of the unconquerable Bronx.

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 2014-03-05 2014-03-05 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:17 EST
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: “Get the Picture?”]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/05/art-in-the-garden-get-the-picture3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/05/art-in-the-garden-get-the-picture3 Date: March 5, 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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2014-03-05 2014-03-05 8:00 am 4:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:32 EST
<![CDATA[The Orchid Show: Key West Contemporary]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/05/the-orchid-show-key-west-contemporary http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/05/the-orchid-show-key-west-contemporary Date: March 5, 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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2014-03-05 2014-03-05 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:23 EST
<![CDATA[Sit Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/05/sit-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/05/sit-aerobics Date: March 5, 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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2014-03-05 2014-03-05 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.6735, -73.9348 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:36 EST
<![CDATA[GreenThumb Workshop: Starting Seeds Indoors]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/05/greenthumb-workshop-starting-seeds-indoors http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/05/greenthumb-workshop-starting-seeds-indoors Date: March 5, 2014

Learn the basics of seed starting and find the answers to: When to start seeds indoors, which seeds should be started indoors, and what do they need to thrive indoors? Pick up vegetable, flower and herb seeds for your garden group.

This workshop is given in partnership with the New York Botanical Garden.

This is a bilingual English/Spanish workshop. (Este programa va a estar presentado en español y ingles.)

Please RSVP.

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 788-8070

Location: Garden of Life and Health

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2014-03-05 2014-03-05 11:30 am 12:30 pm 40.8216, -73.9154 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:49 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/05/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/05/bryant-park-juggling Date: March 5, 2014

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-03-05 2014-03-05 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:09 EST
<![CDATA[Adaptive Dance]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/05/adaptive-dance http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/05/adaptive-dance Date: March 5, 2014

This program leads participants in body movement to dance music such as reggae, hip hop, and funk Especially for adults and seniors with disabilities.

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 234-9607

Location: Jackie Robinson Recreation Center (in Jackie Robinson Park)

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M014 Jackie Robinson Park 2014-03-05 2014-03-05 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.8242, -73.9425 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:23 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/05/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/05/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park Date: March 5, 2014

On this east-west walk you will see a hidden bench that tells time, miniature boats powered by the wind, a magnificent sculpture celebrating fresh water, and much more. The 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 our calendar. Tour dates and times are subject to change without notice.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: East 72 Street and Fifth Avenue (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-03-05 2014-03-05 12:00 pm 1:30 pm 40.7725, -73.967 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53063c99b6a83.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:35 EST
<![CDATA[Mardi Gras Movie Night: The Princess and the Frog]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/05/mardi-gras-movie-night-the-princess-and-the-frog http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/05/mardi-gras-movie-night-the-princess-and-the-frog Date: March 5, 2014

Children can enjoy an evening of refreshments, crafts, and games and enjoy a feature presentation of Disney's "The Princess and the Frog."

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 393-7370

Location: Roy Wilkins Recreation Center

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Q448 Roy Wilkins Recreation Center 2014-03-05 2014-03-05 4:00 pm 40.6881, -73.7701 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:27 EST
<![CDATA[After School Ice Skating (Registration Full)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/05/after-school-ice-skating http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/05/after-school-ice-skating Date: March 5, 2014

Learn the basic elements of ice skating through group and individual instruction.

Participation in this 10-session program includes use of all equipment.

Ages 5 – 7. Space is limited; advance registration required.

Please note: Registration is full.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 348-4867

Location: Lasker Pool & Rink (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-03-05 2014-03-05 4:00 pm 4:30 pm 40.7964, -73.9547 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:28 EST
<![CDATA[GreenThumb Workshop: Starting Seeds Indoors]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/05/greenthumb-workshop-starting-seeds-indoors1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/05/greenthumb-workshop-starting-seeds-indoors1 Date: March 5, 2014

Learn the basics of seed starting and find out when to start seeds indoors, which seeds should be started indoors, and what they need to thrive indoors. Pick up vegetable, flower and herb seeds for your garden group.

This workshop is given in partnership with the New York Botanical Garden.

This is a bilingual English/Spanish workshop. (Este programa va a estar presentado en español y ingles.)

Please RSVP.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 788-8070

Location: Garden of Life and Health

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2014-03-05 2014-03-05 4:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.8216, -73.9154 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:49 EST
<![CDATA[STRATA Exhibition Opening]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/05/strata1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/05/strata1 Date: March 5, 2014

The artists featured in STRATA, Marie Lorenz, Katy Fischer and Max Warsh, collect and arrange 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.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-03-05 2014-03-05 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:46 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Yoga - Relax and Stretch]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/05/shape-up-nyc-yoga-relax-and-stretch http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/05/shape-up-nyc-yoga-relax-and-stretch Date: March 5, 2014

Yoga - Relax and Stretch is an open level class with a focus on bringing awareness to the body through core strengthening and total body flexibility.

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Walker Park

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R015 Walker Park 2014-03-05 2014-03-05 7:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.6433, -74.1094 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:28 EST
<![CDATA[Doors To The Bronx Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/06/doors-to-the-bronx-exhibition1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/06/doors-to-the-bronx-exhibition1 Date: March 6, 2014

An art exhibition comprised of paintings made by Bronx artist Danilo Peguero. This exhibition is a celebration of the Bronx's rich architectural history. The show features some of the most interesting and glamorous doors that beautify and protect the heart of the unconquerable Bronx.

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 2014-03-06 2014-03-06 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:17 EST
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: “Get the Picture?”]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/06/art-in-the-garden-get-the-picture3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/06/art-in-the-garden-get-the-picture3 Date: March 6, 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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2014-03-06 2014-03-06 8:00 am 4:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:32 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Stretch, Tone and Balance]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/06/shape-up-nyc-stretch-tone-and-balance http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/06/shape-up-nyc-stretch-tone-and-balance Date: March 6, 2014

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

Stretch, Tone and Balance is a moderate, heart-pumping workout that strengthens and lengthens muscles and improves imbalance.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: McDonald Park House (in McDonald Playground)

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R034 McDonald Playground 2014-03-06 2014-03-06 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.6291, -74.1155 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:27 EST
<![CDATA[Arsenal Gallery Exhibition: STRATA]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/06/strata http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/06/strata Date: March 6, 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 2014-03-06 2014-03-06 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52fd2ae9dd9fd.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:46 EST
<![CDATA[The Orchid Show: Key West Contemporary]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/06/the-orchid-show-key-west-contemporary http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/06/the-orchid-show-key-west-contemporary Date: March 6, 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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2014-03-06 2014-03-06 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:23 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Stretching, Toning, Relaxation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/06/stretching-toning-relaxation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/06/stretching-toning-relaxation Date: March 6, 2014

The relaxation technique, somewhat like yoga, makes you feel as though you are floating on water.

You may experience yourself drifting in and out of sleep during the gentle and quiet sessions. You will gain a deeper sense of well-being and relaxation, with a better understanding of your body and how it feels. If you suffer migraines or back or neck pain, the instructor will advice you on the specific technique to alleviate the area of concern.

Mats and materials are provided. Come in loose and comfortable pants and clothing. Most people remove their shoes.

Get ready to have an amazing experience. This is a very popular class.

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 2014-03-06 2014-03-06 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:46 EST
<![CDATA[Chair Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/06/chair-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/06/chair-yoga Date: March 6, 2014

A wonderful adaptation of the standard yoga sequence, Chair Yoga is done seated. For adults and seniors.

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

Start time: 10:15 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 242-5228

Location: Tony Dapolito Recreation Center

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M103 Tony Dapolito Recreation Center 2014-03-06 2014-03-06 10:15 am 11:00 am 40.7296, -74.0054 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:46 EST
<![CDATA[Chair Fitness]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/06/chair-fitness http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/06/chair-fitness Date: March 6, 2014

The chair exercise program gives members the opportunity to add more movement and activity in their daily lives to improve health. For adults and seniors.

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 242-5228

Location: Tony Dapolito Recreation Center

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M103 Tony Dapolito Recreation Center 2014-03-06 2014-03-06 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7296, -74.0054 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:46 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/06/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/06/bryant-park-juggling Date: March 6, 2014

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-03-06 2014-03-06 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:09 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: The Ramble]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/06/central-park-tour-the-ramble http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/06/central-park-tour-the-ramble Date: March 6, 2014

Pass over streams and under arches on a maze of pathways in this secluded, 38-acre woodland on this route, which involves many hills and 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 2014-03-06 2014-03-06 12:00 pm 1:15 pm 40.7793, -73.9691 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/530feb06b56e8.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:44 EST
<![CDATA[Grow to Learn/GreenThumb School Garden Seed Giveaway]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/06/grow-to-learngreenthumb-school-garden-seed-giveaway http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/06/grow-to-learngreenthumb-school-garden-seed-giveaway Date: March 6, 2014

Grow to Learn registered schools only will be able to receive 10-12 packets of vegetable, herb, and flower seeds. First come, first served, while supplies last.

RSVP is required for this event.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 788-8073

Location: GreenThumb Office

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2014-03-06 2014-03-06 4:00 pm 6:30 pm 40.7138, -74.0054 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:50 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Bootcamp]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/06/shape-up-nyc-bootcamp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/06/shape-up-nyc-bootcamp Date: March 6, 2014

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

Bootcamp is a total body workout that addresses muscle strength and endurance while keeping the heart rate up to burn calories and improve cardiovascular health.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: McDonald Park House (in McDonald Playground)

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R034 McDonald Playground 2014-03-06 2014-03-06 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.6291, -74.1155 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:22 EST
<![CDATA[Extraordinary Women: Power, Influence, and the Conservation of the American Landscape]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/06/extraordinary-women-power-influence-and-the-conservation-of-the-american-landscape http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/06/extraordinary-women-power-influence-and-the-conservation-of-the-american-landscape Date: March 6, 2014

Amy Freitag lectures nationally on the history of women in conservation and is the Executive Director of the New York Restoration Project. With master’s degrees in both landscape architecture and historic preservation, she has been instrumental in parks administration, conservation, and historic preservation in New York City and Philadelphia.

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

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 885-1461

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2014-03-06 2014-03-06 7:30 pm 40.8705, -73.8109 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:27 EST
<![CDATA[Doors To The Bronx Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/07/doors-to-the-bronx-exhibition1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/07/doors-to-the-bronx-exhibition1 Date: March 7, 2014

An art exhibition comprised of paintings made by Bronx artist Danilo Peguero. This exhibition is a celebration of the Bronx's rich architectural history. The show features some of the most interesting and glamorous doors that beautify and protect the heart of the unconquerable Bronx.

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 2014-03-07 2014-03-07 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:17 EST
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: “Get the Picture?”]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/07/art-in-the-garden-get-the-picture3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/07/art-in-the-garden-get-the-picture3 Date: March 7, 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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2014-03-07 2014-03-07 8:00 am 4:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:32 EST
<![CDATA[Arsenal Gallery Exhibition: STRATA]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/07/strata http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/07/strata Date: March 7, 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 2014-03-07 2014-03-07 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52fd2ae9dd9fd.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:46 EST
<![CDATA[The Orchid Show: Key West Contemporary]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/07/the-orchid-show-key-west-contemporary http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/07/the-orchid-show-key-west-contemporary Date: March 7, 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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<![CDATA[Sit Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/07/sit-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/07/sit-aerobics Date: March 7, 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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<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/07/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/07/bryant-park-juggling Date: March 7, 2014

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park

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