NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2015 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, 29 Jun 2015 23:36:08 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[Nature Exploration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/28/nature-exploration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/28/nature-exploration Date: May 28, 2015

Join the Prospect Park Alliance for nature education programs at the Prospect Park Audubon Center, the first urban Audubon Center in the nation.

  • Discovery Pack, 12–4 pm
    The Prospect Park Alliance invites you to get inspired by nature with our new Discovery Packs, a ready-to-go kits filled with nature activities for families. In April, play Habitat Bingo, search for birds and design a home for one of the Park's many living things. In May, monitor the development of plants that supply food and shelter for birds in Prospect Park.
  • Bird Nerds Game Hour, 2 pm
    Test your knowledge of birds in this fun, mildly competitive hour of puzzles, Bingo, card games, and more!
  • Nature on the Go!, 3 pm
    An Alliance Naturalist will lead children and families to areas near the Audubon Center, where you can learn about the nature that is all around us and participate in a Citizen Science project.
  • Animal Encounter, 4 pm
    Curious as to how “Snappy” the turtle got her name? Want to watch the snake gobble up a mouse? Join Alliance Naturalists in learning more about the animals in the Audubon Center’s collection and even assist in an actual feeding.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-05-28 2015-05-28 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 Mon, 09 Mar 2015 19:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Yoga At Morris-Jumel Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/28/yoga-at-morrisjumel http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/28/yoga-at-morrisjumel Date: May 28, 2015

Awesome Asana Yoga is an hour-long exercise in body stretching and mind cleansing taught by registered yoga teacher Chelsea Best. As Chelsea says, “Awesome Asana offers a unique yogic journey, linking breath with movement in a meditative Vinyasa Flow class style designed to awaken the spirit and bring the body and mind back to a place of peace.” The class is Open Level Vinyasa, and is moderately challenging.

MJM’s Awesome Asana is part of Chelsea’s “Localize Yoga” project, which aims to make yoga affordable and accessible – to present it “as a possibility, rather than as a luxury” – to the denizens of upper Manhattan. The class is $5, and mats, should you need one, are provided.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 923-8008

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

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M073 Roger Morris Park 2015-05-28 2015-05-28 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.8345, -73.9385 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55301789374c7.jpg Thu, 16 Apr 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Learn To Draw]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/28/learn-to-draw http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/28/learn-to-draw Date: May 28, 2015

Learn the basics of still life pencil drawing, including volume, tone, value and sketching. (Ages 10-adults).

Start time: 1:30 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 2015-05-28 2015-05-28 1:30 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:23 EST
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/28/summer-sports-experience1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/28/summer-sports-experience1 Date: May 28, 2015

Pitch, shoot and score with NYC Parks! Summer Sports Experience welcomes kids to join this free program focused on developing sports skills. Kids will play a variety of sports each day, and can come every session, or just once. Take your pick! The program is available in all five boroughs, so find the one nearest you.

To get started, please register by email with Bronx Borough Coordinator Christopher Suarez (click here to email him). See you there!

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 402-5155

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

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2015-05-28 2015-05-28 2:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.8108, -73.9147 Mon, 04 May 2015 14:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/28/summer-sports-experience2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/28/summer-sports-experience2 Date: May 28, 2015

Pitch, shoot and score with NYC Parks! Summer Sports Experience welcomes kids to join this free program focused on developing sports skills. Kids will play a variety of sports each day, and can come every session, or just once. Take your pick! The program is available in all five boroughs, so find the one nearest you.

To get started, please register by email with Manhattan Borough Coordinator Anthony Traverso (click here to email him). See you there!

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 927-2012

Location: Highbridge Recreation Center (in Highbridge Park)

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M037 Highbridge Park 2015-05-28 2015-05-28 2:00 pm 7:30 pm 40.8426, -73.9343 Mon, 04 May 2015 14:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/28/summer-sports-experience3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/28/summer-sports-experience3 Date: May 28, 2015

Pitch, shoot and score with NYC Parks! Summer Sports Experience welcomes kids to join this free program focused on developing sports skills. Kids will play a variety of sports each day, and can come every session, or just once. Take your pick! The program is available in all five boroughs, so find the one nearest you.

To get started, please register by email with Queens Recreation (click here to email them). See you there!

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 263-1163

Location: Lost Battalion Playground (in Lost Battalion Hall Recreation Center)

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Q401 Lost Battalion Hall Recreation Center 2015-05-28 2015-05-28 3:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.7322, -73.865 Mon, 11 May 2015 10:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: NYC Parks and El Museo del Barrio Present: POP-UP ARTE + STORYTELLING]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/28/nyc-parks-and-el-museo-del-barrio-present-popup-arte-storytelling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/28/nyc-parks-and-el-museo-del-barrio-present-popup-arte-storytelling Date: May 28, 2015

Please note: this event has been cancelled. The new date is on Wednesday, May 27 at the same time and location.

Families! Kids! Join us for fun filled sessions of art and story telling in May and June through Harlem. El Museo del Barrio will offer art-making workshops and present storytelling, at select locations. All ages are welcome!

Visit us at this site or elsewhere:

Wednesday, June 3, 2015, 3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Cherry Tree Park (99th St. & 3rd Ave.)

Wednesday, June 10, 2015, 3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Poor Richard's Playground (3rd Ave. & 109th St.)

Wednesday, June 17, 2015, 3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Martin Luther King Playground (Central Harlem, Lenox Ave. & 114th St.)

Wednesday, June 24, 2015, 3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Mae Grant Playground (104th St. between Madison & Park Aves.)

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 408-0243

Location: Martin Luther King Playground (in Martin Luther King, Jr. Playground )

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M198 Martin Luther King, Jr. Playground 2015-05-28 2015-05-28 3:00 pm 4:30 pm 40.8002, -73.9504 Tue, 19 May 2015 18:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Ocean Breeze Summer Fitness: Breezy Bodies]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/28/ocean-breeze-summer-fitness-breezy-bodies http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/28/ocean-breeze-summer-fitness-breezy-bodies Date: May 28, 2015

Have you ever been sore after a night of dancing? If so, you’re not alone! Dancing is one of the best ways to work out and Breezy Bodies offers just that! By providing an atmosphere of upbeat dancing, Breezy Bodies with focus on cardiovascular fitness, coordination and strengthening of your core muscles. Feel the rhythm, feel the beat and feel yourself getting into shape by doing something that you love!

All classes are weather dependent. In cases of rain, please call (718) 667-3543 to confirm classes are still on.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 667-3543

Location: Midland Beach Splash Plaza (in Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach)

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R046 Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach 2015-05-28 2015-05-28 3:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.5785, -74.0776 Mon, 01 Jun 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Ocean Breeze Summer Fitness: Obstacle Course Playground]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/28/ocean-breeze-summer-fitness-obstacle-course-playground http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/28/ocean-breeze-summer-fitness-obstacle-course-playground Date: May 28, 2015

Get ready for a fun obstacle course! Obstacle Course Playground will incorporate running, jumping, hopping and other activities for children and toddlers. Each session will culminate in a modified obstacle course that will keep the children coming back for more!

All classes are weather dependent. In cases of rain, please call (718) 667-3543 to confirm classes are still on.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 667-3543

Location: Midland Beach Splash Plaza (in Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach)

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R046 Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach 2015-05-28 2015-05-28 3:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.5785, -74.0776 Wed, 03 Jun 2015 12:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids in Culture Class: Salmagundi "Plein Air" Painting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/28/kids-in-culture-class-salmagundi-plein-air-painting http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/28/kids-in-culture-class-salmagundi-plein-air-painting Date: May 28, 2015

The Washington Square Association, NYC Parks, the Salmagundi Club and the Marshall Chess Club have partnered to provide free, fun kids activities in Washington Square Park the last week of May and the first week of June.

The painting class will be taught by some of the Club's eminent artists who have enthusiastically embraced the opportunity to reach budding artists. This series will begin on Tuesday May 26. It. will take place twice a week on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 3:30 to 5:30, through June 4. We will meet in the north west corner plaza of the park

Find out more and RSVP here: http://www.washingtonsquarenyc.org/washington-square-family-events

Start time: 3:30 pm

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Washington Square Park

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M098 Washington Square Park 2015-05-28 2015-05-28 3:30 pm 5:30 pm 40.7315, -73.9975 Tue, 26 May 2015 15:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Adaptive Wheelchair Softball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/28/adaptive-wheelchair-softball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/28/adaptive-wheelchair-softball Date: May 28, 2015

Spring has arrived and so has wheelchair softball!

The team is looking forward to another successful and exciting season. We are also looking forward to meeting people of all ages to come join us and learn the game. Volunteers are, of course, welcome as well.

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (631) 374-2337

Location: Bulova Park

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Q366 Bulova Park 2015-05-28 2015-05-28 5:30 pm 8:00 pm 40.7631, -73.8922 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5541239580fdf.jpg Wed, 29 Apr 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/28/bryant-park-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/28/bryant-park-yoga Date: May 28, 2015

Perfect your downward dog under the trees at our 12th season of outdoor yoga classes, presented by Athleta with media support from Flavorpill. Mats are provided by Athleta - no need to bring your own!

Bryant Park Yoga also occurs on Tuesdays 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. on the Upper Terrace.

RSVP online at http://yoga.bryantpark.org. Walk-ins are also welcome.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park Lawn (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-05-28 2015-05-28 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.7535, -73.9837 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55146278e5ec2.JPG Wed, 24 Jun 2015 11:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Ocean Breeze Summer Fitness: Miles in the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/28/ocean-breeze-summer-fitness-miles-in-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/28/ocean-breeze-summer-fitness-miles-in-the-park Date: May 28, 2015

Are you in the midst of training for a race? Or maybe you’re just getting started and need the motivation to continue? No matter what the reason or level, Miles in the Park can help you get your runs in each week. Let go of whatever is holding you back and break the barrier of your mind, this group running program will help you log miles like you never have before. We have a pace for everyone, so come join us and start logging those miles!

All classes are weather dependent. In cases of rain, please call (718) 667-3543 to confirm classes are still on.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 667-3543

Location: Midland Beach Splash Plaza (in Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach)

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R046 Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach 2015-05-28 2015-05-28 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.5785, -74.0776 Wed, 03 Jun 2015 12:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Sunset on the Hudson Gala: Honoring Lynden Miller]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/28/fort-tryon-park-trust-gala-honoring-lynden-miller http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/28/fort-tryon-park-trust-gala-honoring-lynden-miller Date: May 28, 2015

Lynden Miller has been a tireless advocate for and designer of beautiful gardens throughout New York City and beyond. The Fort Tryon Park Trust is excited to celebrate Lynden's extensive contributions to the green spaces of NYC, and hope you’ll consider joining them.

The benefit's proceeds will help sustain this historic park, underwriting horticultural staff; free environmental, cultural and fitness programs, and targeted capital improvements.

6:30 p.m. Cocktails in the Heather Garden
7:30 p.m. Dinner on the David Rockefeller Linden Terrace

Tickets can be purchased at the Fort Tryon Park Trust website below.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388 x300

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2015-05-28 2015-05-28 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.8606, -73.9338 Wed, 06 May 2015 12:01:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Shakespeare in the Park: The Tempest]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/28/shakespeare-in-the-park-the-tempest http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/28/shakespeare-in-the-park-the-tempest Date: May 28, 2015

Academy Award nominee Sam Waterston (Newsroom, Law & Order, The Public’s King Lear) returns in The Tempest, Shakespeare’s classic about young love, old enemies and the eternal magic of storytelling. Exiled to a fantastical island, Prospero unleashes a churning storm to shipwreck the traitor brother who stole his throne and settle the score once and for all. But bitter revenge is upended by newfound love in this sublime masterpiece that proves we are all “such stuff as dreams are made on.” Tony Award nominee Michael Greif (Romeo and Juliet, Our Lady of Kibeho, If/Then, Next to Normal) directs.

Visit the Public Theater website for information on getting free tickets.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Delacorte Theater (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-05-28 2015-05-28 8:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.7799, -73.9688 Tue, 26 May 2015 11:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Good Morning America Summer Concert: Ed Sheeran]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/29/good-morning-america-summer-concert-ed-sheeran http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/29/good-morning-america-summer-concert-ed-sheeran Date: May 29, 2015

The 2015 Summer Concert Series returns for the seventh year in Central Park, home of the SummerStage, where music’s biggest names will perform live every Friday.

Enjoy performances by "Thinking Out Loud" singer Ed Sheeran at Rumsey Playfield on May 29.

All concerts are free to the public and will take place live during "Good Morning America," Fridays from 7:00 – 9:00 a.m. ET. Information on how to attend a summer concert in Central Park can be found with the full line-up on gmaconcerts.com.

Start time: 7:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Rumsey Playfield (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-05-29 2015-05-29 7:00 am 9:00 am 40.7728, -73.9702 Fri, 22 May 2015 11:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Yoga in the Orangerie: Intermediate Level]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/29/yoga-in-the-orangerieintermediate-level http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/29/yoga-in-the-orangerieintermediate-level Date: May 29, 2015

The benefits of yoga are well known: de-stress, get strong and flexible, and have fun!

Deepen your practice in a steady, mindful approach at the intermediate level. This class is taught by certified yoga teacher Ann Casapini in a serene, sunlit space.

The ten-class series meets on Fridays; class size limited to 12. Please bring your own mat. Registration and pre-payment required (718) 885-1461 or info@bpmm.org.

Start time: 7:00 am

End time: 8:15 am

Contact phone: (718) 885-1461

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2015-05-29 2015-05-29 7:00 am 8:15 am 40.8719, -73.8055 Thu, 05 Mar 2015 18:00:08 EST
<![CDATA[Ocean Breeze Summer Fitness: Going the Distance]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/29/ocean-breeze-summer-fitness-going-the-distance http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/29/ocean-breeze-summer-fitness-going-the-distance Date: May 29, 2015

Are you interested in building up your stamina? Do you have trouble maintaining your workout? If so, Going the Distance can help you! We’ll develop your endurance, strengthen your muscles and improve cardiovascular fitness while striving to promote a healthy lifestyle. Come check us out and find out what is means to go the Distance!

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 667-3543

Location: Midland Beach Splash Plaza (in Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach)

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R046 Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach 2015-05-29 2015-05-29 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.5785, -74.0776 Mon, 11 May 2015 17:00:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: Nature & Science in Dialogue]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/29/art-in-the-garden-nature-science-in-dialogue http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/29/art-in-the-garden-nature-science-in-dialogue Date: May 29, 2015

Artist Emily Barnett's exhibit of recent collages and installations integrates themes of nature and science using a vocabulary of forms including quantum corrals (an iconic scientific image of individual atoms manipulated with a scanning tunneling microscope), snake skeletons, nests and constellations.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-05-29 2015-05-29 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55316a4e7ba86.jpg Fri, 17 Apr 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Master Story Tellers Exhbition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/29/master-story-tellers-exhbition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/29/master-story-tellers-exhbition Date: May 29, 2015

Classic tales from Hans Christian Andersen, the Brothers Grimm, Edgar Allan Poe, and master story tellers, inspire nineteen children's book artists who create illustrations for children age three through teens in this exhibit. The show will include events for children and adults. "These are the classic stories you grew up with as a child interpreted for a contemporaty audience," said Donna Miskend, the exhibit curator.

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 2015-05-29 2015-05-29 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551303695a60c.jpg Wed, 25 Mar 2015 17:00:15 EDT
<![CDATA[Yoga in the Orangerie: Gentle Level One]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/29/yoga-in-the-orangeriegentle-level-one http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/29/yoga-in-the-orangeriegentle-level-one Date: May 29, 2015

The benefits of yoga are well known: de-stress, get strong and flexible, and have fun!

Deepen your practice in a steady, mindful approach and learn the basics of yoga in this beginner class.

This class is taught by certified yoga teacher Ann Casapini in a serene, sunlit space. The ten-class series meets on Fridays; class size limited to 12. Please bring your own mat. Registration and pre-payment is required at (718) 885.1461 or info@bpmm.org.

Start time: 8:45 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 885-1461

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2015-05-29 2015-05-29 8:45 am 10:00 am 40.8719, -73.8055 Thu, 05 Mar 2015 18:00:07 EST
<![CDATA[Exhibition: Mariella Bisson: Sunlight, Water and Gravity]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/29/exhibition-mariella-bisson-sunlight-water-and-gravity http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/29/exhibition-mariella-bisson-sunlight-water-and-gravity Date: May 29, 2015

Mariella Bisson’s large-scale, mixed media paintings of picturesque waterfalls in upstate New York are coupled with her preparatory drawings and watercolors in Sunlight, Water and Gravity. Her paintings, created with hundreds of pieces of layered paper, teeter on the edge of abstraction and representation. The overlapping paper replicates the texture of rushing water and rock strata. Motion, gravity, and the endlessness of geological time are as much the subject of Bisson’s paintings as the actual waterfalls.

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 2015-05-29 2015-05-29 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/553526dd9d9c9.jpg Wed, 06 May 2015 10:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Ocean Breeze Summer Fitness: Parents and I Chalk Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/29/ocean-breeze-summer-fitness-parents-and-i-chalk-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/29/ocean-breeze-summer-fitness-parents-and-i-chalk-art Date: May 29, 2015

Looking for an activity to participate in with your child? Come work together and collaborate as we develop their imagination and create one of a kind masterpieces. Along with their adult, children will create theme inspired chalk art that will promote creativity and utilize their imagination.

All classes are weather dependent. In cases of rain, please call (718) 667-3543 to confirm classes are still on.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 667-3543

Location: Midland Beach Splash Plaza (in Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach)

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R046 Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach 2015-05-29 2015-05-29 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.5785, -74.0776 Mon, 01 Jun 2015 17:00:15 EDT
<![CDATA[Resiliency and Elements Art Exhibit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/29/resiliency-and-elements http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/29/resiliency-and-elements Date: May 29, 2015

The Lenape Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition featuring an amalgam of works by Staten Island artists and natural infrastructure projects implemented to make New York City more storm resilient and sustainable.

The opening reception will be held Thursday, April 16 from 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

Location: Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2015-05-29 2015-05-29 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.5026, -74.2518 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551835104e9c8.jpeg Wed, 08 Apr 2015 16:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at St. Mary's Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/29/its-my-park-at-st-marys-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/29/its-my-park-at-st-marys-park Date: May 29, 2015

This It's My Park season, volunteers from the Millenium Art Academy will be cleaning, raking, and weeding at St Mary's Park. Please note that volunteer registration for this site is full.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (508) 680-6179

Location: St. Anns Avenue and East 149th Street (in St. Mary's Park)

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2015-05-29 2015-05-29 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8141, -73.9129 Tue, 28 Apr 2015 11:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Exhibitions at Socrates Sculpture Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/29/summer-exhibitions http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/29/summer-exhibitions Date: May 29, 2015

Come see public art projects by Agnes Denes, Heide Fasnacht, Gabriela Albergaria, Verta Lutter and IK Studio. On view through August 30th.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2015-05-29 2015-05-29 10:00 am 8:00 pm 40.7687, -73.9369 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55886d9d8fa4a.jpg Tue, 23 Jun 2015 16:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Ocean Breeze Summer Fitness: Total Body Boot Camp]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/29/ocean-breeze-summer-fitness-total-body-boot-camp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/29/ocean-breeze-summer-fitness-total-body-boot-camp Date: May 29, 2015

Total Body Boot Camp is a full body, high intensity workout that will focus on improving overall fitness and building strength. Using light weights and body weight exercises, we’ll activate and develop primary muscle groups as well as secondary, less utilized muscles that get overlooked. By focusing on the entire body, Total Body Boot Camp will allow muscles to trigger simultaneously in order to optimize your results!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 667-3543

Location: Midland Beach Splash Plaza (in Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach)

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R046 Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach 2015-05-29 2015-05-29 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.5785, -74.0776 Mon, 11 May 2015 17:00:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/29/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/29/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: May 29, 2015

Take our signature tour, and let Central Park Conservancy guides give you an insider's look at some of the most iconic features of the world's greatest urban park. Learn how rocky, swampy land was built into the living work of art that is Central Park today. Highlights of this tour include: the Dairy, Sheep Meadow, Cherry Hill, the Lake, Bow Bridge, Bethesda Terrace, The Mall, and Literary Walk.

The tour route involves a few stairs. Tour starts and ends at the Dairy Visitor Center (mid-Park at 65th Street)

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review our Policies carefully.

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

For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2015-05-29 2015-05-29 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.7691, -73.9741 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/557b40985853e.jpg Fri, 12 Jun 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Tai Chi Class for Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/29/tai-chiadults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/29/tai-chiadults Date: May 29, 2015

Learn the correct Tai Chi walk, movement and breathing techniques for health, balance and well-being.

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-05-29 2015-05-29 11:30 am 12:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:19 EST
<![CDATA[Drifting in Daylight]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/29/drifting-in-daylight http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/29/drifting-in-daylight Date: May 29, 2015

Drifting in Daylight is a dreamy springtime pathway of art that winds through the world’s most iconic park. The multi-part art installation includes performative, participatory, and perceptual work by artists Spencer Finch, Alicia Framis, Nina Katchadourian, Ragnar Kjartansson, Marc Bamuthi Joseph, David Levine, Karyn Olivier, and Lauri Stallings + glo. These works include a soft-serve ice cream truck serving free cones containing ice cream the color of a Central Park sunset, a boat filled with musicians floating on the Harlem Meer, and actors quietly performing moments from iconic movie scenes shot in the park.

As the centerpiece of Central Park Conservancy’s 35th anniversary celebration, this free public exhibition aims to draw visitors into the park’s beautiful north end, much of which has been expertly restored by the Conservancy. The six-weekend show will tempt visitors to transcend their busy lives, losing themselves along a playful trail of sensory experiences.

Visit the Drifting in Daylight website for more information and a detailed map.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Conservatory Garden (in Central Park),The Great Hill (in Central Park),Harlem Meer near Malcolm X Blvd Entrance (in Central Park),Path around Harlem Meer (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-05-29 2015-05-29 12:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.7937, -73.9522; 40.7977, -73.9587; 40.7975, -73.9532; 40.7953, -73.9519 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5550d406e8878.JPG Wed, 10 Jun 2015 12:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Exploration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/29/nature-exploration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/29/nature-exploration Date: May 29, 2015

Join the Prospect Park Alliance for nature education programs at the Prospect Park Audubon Center, the first urban Audubon Center in the nation.

  • Discovery Pack, 12–4 pm
    The Prospect Park Alliance invites you to get inspired by nature with our new Discovery Packs, a ready-to-go kits filled with nature activities for families. In April, play Habitat Bingo, search for birds and design a home for one of the Park's many living things. In May, monitor the development of plants that supply food and shelter for birds in Prospect Park.
  • Bird Nerds Game Hour, 2 pm
    Test your knowledge of birds in this fun, mildly competitive hour of puzzles, Bingo, card games, and more!
  • Nature on the Go!, 3 pm
    An Alliance Naturalist will lead children and families to areas near the Audubon Center, where you can learn about the nature that is all around us and participate in a Citizen Science project.
  • Animal Encounter, 4 pm
    Curious as to how “Snappy” the turtle got her name? Want to watch the snake gobble up a mouse? Join Alliance Naturalists in learning more about the animals in the Audubon Center’s collection and even assist in an actual feeding.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-05-29 2015-05-29 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 Mon, 09 Mar 2015 19:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/29/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/29/bryant-park-juggling Date: May 29, 2015

Test your coordination and dexterity with free juggling lessons in the park. All skill levels are welcome to join in the fun. Equipment is provided.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 42nd Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-05-29 2015-05-29 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7543, -73.9834 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551c3ca583ca1.jpg Fri, 03 Apr 2015 16:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Cardio Toning]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/29/shape-up-nyc-cardio-toning http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/29/shape-up-nyc-cardio-toning Date: May 29, 2015

An exercise class focusing on your core through a combination of strength, balance and toning exercises that raise the heart rate to burn calories and strengthen the cardio-respiratory system. Workout mat recommended.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-05-29 2015-05-29 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:14 EST
<![CDATA[Adapted Swim Program for People with Disabilities at Roy Wilkins Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/29/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities4 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/29/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities4 Date: May 29, 2015

The Adapted Aquatics program offers aquatic exercise therapy that ranges from gentle water walking to aerobic-type exercise which improves range of motion, flexibility, mobility, muscle tone, coordination, focus and strength. It also offers swim instruction that focuses on becoming comfortable in the water and learning basic swimming and safety skills.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 760-6969 ext. 0

Location: Roy Wilkins Recreation Center

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Q448 Roy Wilkins Recreation Center 2015-05-29 2015-05-29 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.6881, -73.7701 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:21 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Fencing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/29/bryant-park-fencing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/29/bryant-park-fencing Date: May 29, 2015

Take a stab at the modern sport of fencing with masters from Manhattan Fencing Center. No prior experience needed and equipment is provided.

Call (212) 382-2255 to pre-register or take a chance and drop by. Must be 16 or older to participate.

For more information, check out the Fencing post on the Bryant Park Blog.

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Fifth Avenue Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-05-29 2015-05-29 1:30 pm 2:30 pm 40.7528, -73.9816 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551c5d9ace645.jpg Fri, 03 Apr 2015 16:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Creative Writing Short Stories Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/29/creative-writing-short-stories-fictionnon-fictionadults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/29/creative-writing-short-stories-fictionnon-fictionadults Date: May 29, 2015

Take this introduction to short story writing. Learn about plot, conflict, resolution with a published writer.

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 2015-05-29 2015-05-29 1:30 pm 3:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Adapted Swim Program for People with Disabilities at Hansborough Pool & Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/29/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/29/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities1 Date: May 29, 2015

The Adapted Aquatics program offers aquatic exercise therapy that ranges from gentle water walking to aerobic-type exercise which improves range of motion, felxibility, mobilty, muscle tone, coordination, focus and strength. It also offers swim instruction that focuses on becoming comfortable in the water and learning basic swimming and safety skills.

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 2015-05-29 2015-05-29 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.8128, -73.9393 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:19 EST
<![CDATA[Adapted Swim Program for People with Disabilities at Metropolitan Pool & Fitness Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/29/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/29/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities2 Date: May 29, 2015

The Adapted Aquatics program offers aquatic exercise therapy that ranges from gentle water walking to aerobic-type exercise which improves range of motion, flexibility, mobility, muscle tone, coordination, focus and strength. It also offers swim instruction that focuses on becoming comfortable in the water and learning basic swimming and safety skills.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 760-6969 ext. 0

Location: Metropolitan Pool & Fitness Center (in Metropolitan Recreation Center)

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B085 Metropolitan Recreation Center 2015-05-29 2015-05-29 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.715, -73.9603 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:20 EST
<![CDATA[Seasonal Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/29/seasonal-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/29/seasonal-crafts Date: May 29, 2015

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 2015-05-29 2015-05-29 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:16 EST
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/29/summer-sports-experience1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/29/summer-sports-experience1 Date: May 29, 2015

Pitch, shoot and score with NYC Parks! Summer Sports Experience welcomes kids to join this free program focused on developing sports skills. Kids will play a variety of sports each day, and can come every session, or just once. Take your pick! The program is available in all five boroughs, so find the one nearest you.

To get started, please register by email with Bronx Borough Coordinator Christopher Suarez (click here to email him). See you there!

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 402-5155

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

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2015-05-29 2015-05-29 2:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.8108, -73.9147 Mon, 04 May 2015 14:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/29/summer-sports-experience2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/29/summer-sports-experience2 Date: May 29, 2015

Pitch, shoot and score with NYC Parks! Summer Sports Experience welcomes kids to join this free program focused on developing sports skills. Kids will play a variety of sports each day, and can come every session, or just once. Take your pick! The program is available in all five boroughs, so find the one nearest you.

To get started, please register by email with Manhattan Borough Coordinator Anthony Traverso (click here to email him). See you there!

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 927-2012

Location: Highbridge Recreation Center (in Highbridge Park)

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M037 Highbridge Park 2015-05-29 2015-05-29 2:00 pm 7:30 pm 40.8426, -73.9343 Mon, 04 May 2015 14:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/29/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/29/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park Date: May 29, 2015

Visit some of the park's most famous landmarks, including Conservatory Water, Bethesda Terrace, and the Lake, on this east-to-west tour led by Central Park Conservancy guides.

The tour route involves a few stairs. Tour starts in front of the Samuel F. B. Morse statue (inside the Park at 72nd Street and Fifth Avenue), and ends at 72nd Street and Central Park West

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

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

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

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M010 Central Park 2015-05-29 2015-05-29 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.7725, -73.967 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5522d5a3da8bf.jpg Tue, 07 Apr 2015 18:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Adapted Swim Program for People with Disabilities at Asser Levy Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/29/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/29/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities Date: May 29, 2015

Aquatic therapy that ranges from gentle water walking to aerobic-type exercise which improves range of motion, felxibility. mobility, muscle tone, coordination, focus and strength. It also includes swim instruction that focuses on becoming comfortable in the water and learning basic swimming and safety skills.

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 2015-05-29 2015-05-29 3:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7361, -73.9757 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:17 EST
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/29/summer-sports-experience3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/29/summer-sports-experience3 Date: May 29, 2015

Pitch, shoot and score with NYC Parks! Summer Sports Experience welcomes kids to join this free program focused on developing sports skills. Kids will play a variety of sports each day, and can come every session, or just once. Take your pick! The program is available in all five boroughs, so find the one nearest you.

To get started, please register by email with Queens Recreation (click here to email them). See you there!

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 263-1163

Location: Lost Battalion Playground (in Lost Battalion Hall Recreation Center)

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Q401 Lost Battalion Hall Recreation Center 2015-05-29 2015-05-29 3:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.7322, -73.865 Mon, 11 May 2015 10:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids in Culture: Chess Class in the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/29/kids-in-culture-chess-class-in-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/29/kids-in-culture-chess-class-in-the-park Date: May 29, 2015

The Washington Square Association, NYC Parks, the Salmagundi Club and the Marshall Chess Club have partnered to provide free, fun kids activities in Washington Square Park the last week of May and the first week of June.

The Marshall Chess Club instructors are very experienced, including tournament level players, all anxious to introduce kids to "The Royal Game." These free classes will take place Wednesdays and Fridays at 3:30 to 5:30 beginning Wednesday, May 27 through Friday, June 5. We will meet in the north west corner plaza. (Rain dates tbd).

Find out more and RSVP here: http://www.washingtonsquarenyc.org/washington-square-family-events

Start time: 3:30 pm

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Washington Square Park

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M098 Washington Square Park 2015-05-29 2015-05-29 3:30 pm 5:30 pm 40.7315, -73.9975 Tue, 26 May 2015 15:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Adapted Swim Program for People with Disabilities at St. Mary's Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/29/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/29/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities3 Date: May 29, 2015

The Adapted Aquatics program offers aquatic exercise therapy that ranges from gentle water walking to aerobic-type exercise which improves range of motion, flexibility, mobility, muscle tone, coordination, focus and strength. It also offers swim instruction that focuses on becoming comfortable in the water and learning basic swimming and safety skills.

Start time: 3:45 pm

End time: 5:00 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 2015-05-29 2015-05-29 3:45 pm 5:00 pm 40.8108, -73.9147 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:21 EST
<![CDATA[Ocean Breeze Summer Fitness: Instructional Shot Put]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/29/ocean-breeze-summer-fitness-instructional-shot-put http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/29/ocean-breeze-summer-fitness-instructional-shot-put Date: May 29, 2015

Ever wonder what happens on the “field” during a track & field meet? Join us for a crash course as we introduce you to the Shot Put. This program is dedicated to teaching the explosive movements and techniques of some of the world’s most powerful athletes. Beginner to advanced throwers can benefit from this technical advancement. This program will target both Olympic techniques while observing safety in every aspect. All skills and techniques gathered within this program are transferrable to alternative sports and activities.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 667-3543

Location: Midland Beach Splash Plaza (in Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach)

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R046 Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach 2015-05-29 2015-05-29 4:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.5785, -74.0776 Mon, 11 May 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Adaptive Wheelchair Softball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/29/wheelchair-softball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/29/wheelchair-softball Date: May 29, 2015

Wheelchair softball was born over 25 years ago in the Midwest by a few individuals with spinal cord injuries and lower extremity impairments, who still wanted to enjoy America's greatest pastime. These individuals needed to develop a way of playing that would allow easy maneuverability in a wheelchair and keep the fast pace of softball. Thus, a new game was born and played on hard surfaces, such as a parking lots, with a 16-inch softball, which allows wheelchair players to keep one hand one the wheelchair while catching a softball without a glove.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Patterson Playground

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X155 Patterson Playground 2015-05-29 2015-05-29 5:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.8158, -73.9225 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5540f68657b03.jpg Wed, 29 Apr 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Adapted Swim Program for People with Disabilities at Flushing Meadows Corona Park Aquatics Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/29/free-adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/29/free-adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities Date: May 29, 2015

The Adapted Aquatics program offers aquatic exercise therapy that ranges from gentle water walking to aerobic-type exercise whichimproves range of motion, flexibility, mobility, muscle tone, coordination, focis and strength, it also focuses on becoming comfortable in the water and learning basic swimming and safety skills.

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 760-6969 ext. 0

Location: Flushing Meadows Corona Park Aquatics Center

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2015-05-29 2015-05-29 5:30 pm 6:30 pm 40.7516, -73.8372 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:39 EST
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Friday Freshen Up]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/29/summer-on-the-hudson-friday-freshen-up http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/29/summer-on-the-hudson-friday-freshen-up Date: May 29, 2015

Kick off the weekend with some fresh air while you drink in the sounds at this monthly musical get-happy hour. The Friday Freshen Up series takes place in West Harlem Piers Park on the last Friday of the month, May-August.

May 29 Kelly Zullo / Funk-slap-hammer-on acoustic guitar

Guitar World Magazine calls her music "An energetic acoustic guitar assault by this skilled, funky speed demon." Zullo approaches the ‘one man band set’ with a focused frenzy on the acoustic guitar technique and songs they are centered around. A standout from many one-individual shows, Zullo slaps and picks her acoustic at lightning speeds, weaving in and out of the loops on live drums she played just moments earlier. Her feet simultaneously play the bass via midi foot pedals.

Coming Up:

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: West Harlem Piers Park

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2015-05-29 2015-05-29 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.8188, -73.9611 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551ae31db9f87.jpg Tue, 31 Mar 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Shakespeare: The Two Gentlemen of Verona]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/29/bryant-park-shakespeare-the-two-gentlemen-of-verona http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/29/bryant-park-shakespeare-the-two-gentlemen-of-verona Date: May 29, 2015

Bryant Park Shakespeare returns with three productions presented by The Drilling Company.

  • May 15 - 31: The Two Gentlemen of Verona
  • July 17 - August 2: Romeo and Juliet
  • September 4 - 20: The Taming of the Shrew

All are free and open to the public. Performances occur on Fridays and Saturdays from 6:30 - 8:30p.m. and Sundays from 2:00 - 4:00p.m.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-05-29 2015-05-29 6:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.7534, -73.9827 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55157562ed022.jpg Fri, 27 Mar 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Movie Night: Space Jam]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/29/movie-night-space-jam http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/29/movie-night-space-jam Date: May 29, 2015

Bring a chair or blanket and join us for a showing of Space Jam. Popcorn and ices will be served.

Board games begin at 7:00 pm. Movie begins at dusk.

Sponsored by Council District 28 and NYC Parks.

This movie is rated PG.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Frederick B Judge Playground (in Frederick B. Judge Playground)

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Q119 Frederick B. Judge Playground 2015-05-29 2015-05-29 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.6835, -73.8082 Fri, 29 May 2015 13:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Lola Star's Dreamland Roller Disco Party: Pretty in Pink Prom]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/29/lola-stars-dreamland-roller-disco-party-pretty-in-pink-prom http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/29/lola-stars-dreamland-roller-disco-party-pretty-in-pink-prom Date: May 29, 2015

The Lefrak Center at Lakeside will host themed DJ Roller Disco Dancing. Each Friday night showcases a new theme from 70s Glitter to 80s Glam, dazzling performers, kitschy contests, giveaways and more!

Lola Star and her fabulous array of guests and performers will get you moving every Friday night at Lakeside.

It's all things Molly at this Pretty in Pink Prom-themed roller disco party! Dress and skate for the themed party! Prizes will be given out for those that sparkle the brightest.

For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit the Dreamland Roller Disco website.

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 462-0040

Location: Lefrak Center at Lakeside (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-05-29 2015-05-29 7:30 pm 10:00 pm 40.6573, -73.9637 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/555f4d7007221.JPG Fri, 22 May 2015 12:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Shakespeare in the Park: The Tempest]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/29/shakespeare-in-the-park-the-tempest http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/29/shakespeare-in-the-park-the-tempest Date: May 29, 2015

Academy Award nominee Sam Waterston (Newsroom, Law & Order, The Public’s King Lear) returns in The Tempest, Shakespeare’s classic about young love, old enemies and the eternal magic of storytelling. Exiled to a fantastical island, Prospero unleashes a churning storm to shipwreck the traitor brother who stole his throne and settle the score once and for all. But bitter revenge is upended by newfound love in this sublime masterpiece that proves we are all “such stuff as dreams are made on.” Tony Award nominee Michael Greif (Romeo and Juliet, Our Lady of Kibeho, If/Then, Next to Normal) directs.

Visit the Public Theater website for information on getting free tickets.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Delacorte Theater (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-05-29 2015-05-29 8:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.7799, -73.9688 Tue, 26 May 2015 11:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Films on the Green: And God created Woman in Central Park by Roger Vadim]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/29/films-on-the-green-and-god-created-woman-by-roger-vadim http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/29/films-on-the-green-and-god-created-woman-by-roger-vadim Date: May 29, 2015

Films on the Green 2015, a free outdoor French film Festival in NYC Parks, opens with Roger Vadim's ...And God created Woman in Central Park, the film that turned Bridget Bardot into an international star! In this movie, Juliette is a seductive young woman with an unbridled appetite for pleasure. She attracts the attention of all of St. Tropez, including the wealthy Eric Carradine, Antoine Tardieu, and his sweet yet naïve brother, Michel, who all fight for her indecisive heart.

Film in French with English subtitles

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 439-1425

Location: Cedar Hill (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-05-29 2015-05-29 8:30 pm 10:30 pm 40.7771, -73.966 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5543b6adaa2ed.jpg Fri, 01 May 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Crom Physical Culture Summer of Shred 2015 Bootcamp]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/crom-physical-culture-summer-of-shred-2015-bootcamp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/crom-physical-culture-summer-of-shred-2015-bootcamp Date: May 30, 2015

Shred by Crom is an outdoor beach boot camp program that builds total body strength, endurance, balance and core stability for people of all ages and fitness levels!

This training is friendly, dynamic, motivating and fun!

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 8:45 am

Contact phone: (718) 945-1700

Location: Beach 94th Street off Shorefront Parkway (in Rockaway Beach)

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Q050 Rockaway Beach 2015-05-30 2015-05-30 8:00 am 8:45 am 40.5832, -73.8154 Thu, 28 May 2015 11:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[ESL Beginners Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/esl-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/esl-class Date: May 30, 2015

Spanish-speaking adults will learn the basic structure of English from an ESL instructor. New students must take a placement test, which is administered at 9 a.m. on Saturdays.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-05-30 2015-05-30 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 12 Feb 2015 17:00:10 EST
<![CDATA[Master Story Tellers Exhbition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/master-story-tellers-exhbition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/master-story-tellers-exhbition Date: May 30, 2015

Classic tales from Hans Christian Andersen, the Brothers Grimm, Edgar Allan Poe, and master story tellers, inspire nineteen children's book artists who create illustrations for children age three through teens in this exhibit. The show will include events for children and adults. "These are the classic stories you grew up with as a child interpreted for a contemporaty audience," said Donna Miskend, the exhibit curator.

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 2015-05-30 2015-05-30 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551303695a60c.jpg Wed, 25 Mar 2015 17:00:15 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Henry Hudson Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/its-my-park-henry-hudson-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/its-my-park-henry-hudson-park Date: May 30, 2015

This It's My Park season, volunteer with the Stewards of Henry Hudson Park rain or shine!

Start your Saturday mornings at this Bronx Park. Help to amplify its beauty and sustain community with general cleanups and gardening. Rain or shine there will be something for everyone to do at this unique park!

Please register for the project at dp.reynolds@verizon.net. Walk-ons are welcome.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 635-2813

Location: Henry Hudson Monument (in Henry Hudson Park)

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X080 Henry Hudson Park 2015-05-30 2015-05-30 8:00 am 12:00 pm 40.8824, -73.9184 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/555228029ff87.JPG Wed, 17 Jun 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Bird Walks at Van Cortlandt Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/bird-walks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/bird-walks Date: May 30, 2015

The history of birding and Van Cortlandt Park are inseparable. Influential birders such as Roger Tory Peterson and Allan D. Cruickshank got their starts on Van Cortlandt’s ecologically diverse grounds. These walks, led by NYC Audobon experts, celebrate the tradition set forth by these great ornithologists. Participants will look for various species of residents and migrants and discuss a wide range of avian topics. For more information, please call (212) 691-7483.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 691-7483

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2015-05-30 2015-05-30 8:00 am 9:30 am 40.8911, -73.894 Thu, 28 May 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: Nature & Science in Dialogue]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/art-in-the-garden-nature-science-in-dialogue http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/art-in-the-garden-nature-science-in-dialogue Date: May 30, 2015

Artist Emily Barnett's exhibit of recent collages and installations integrates themes of nature and science using a vocabulary of forms including quantum corrals (an iconic scientific image of individual atoms manipulated with a scanning tunneling microscope), snake skeletons, nests and constellations.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-05-30 2015-05-30 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55316a4e7ba86.jpg Fri, 17 Apr 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Greenmarket at Grand Army Plaza]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/greenmarket-at-grand-army-plaza http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/greenmarket-at-grand-army-plaza Date: May 30, 2015

At what other market can you do all your food shopping, sample local wine and explore Brooklyn's favorite park? Established in 1989, the Grand Army Plaza greenmarket 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 2015-05-30 2015-05-30 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.6735, -73.9701 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:07 EST
<![CDATA[Van Cortlandt Track Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/van-cortlandt-track-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/van-cortlandt-track-club Date: May 30, 2015

The Van Cortlandt Track Club runs through and around the Yonkers-Bronx border in small groups. The club breaks into various groups based on different paces and distances, starting with a loop of the Parade Grounds, then some peel off through the trails for various length and speed runs in smaller groups. Be sure to meet back up after the run at the Short Stop Cafe across the street for breakfast!

For more information about the Saturday morning run and other races, visit: http://www.vctc.org/page/saturday-morning-group-runs

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Van Cortlandt Stadium (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2015-05-30 2015-05-30 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.888, -73.8968 Wed, 06 May 2015 12:02:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park (Saturdays)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park-saturdays http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park-saturdays Date: May 30, 2015

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

All of our fitness programs are free, led by trained professionals, and suitable for all levels. Wear comfortable clothing and bring water. Please check back for rain and weather/air advisory cancels.

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

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

Please note: Fitness programs are canceled if the weather is lower than 20 degrees and when there are icy conditions.

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 9:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2015-05-30 2015-05-30 8:30 am 9:30 am 40.8606, -73.9338 Tue, 05 May 2015 14:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[United Arab Emirates Healthy Kidney 10K Run]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/uae-healthy-kidney-10k http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/uae-healthy-kidney-10k Date: May 30, 2015

Join New York Road Runners and the Embassy of the United Arab Emirates to celebrate the 11th annual UAE Healthy Kidney 10K. The event offers something for everyone—thrilling performances in Central Park from some of the world's top athletes, a fast course for runners chasing PRs, a great cause to inspire them all, and excellent giveaways including a technical shirt for every registered entrant, and fantastic raffle prizes.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: West Drive near 62nd Street (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-05-30 2015-05-30 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.7697, -73.9795 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54f0992229aee.jpg Wed, 06 May 2015 12:02:28 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC Zumba]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/zumba http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/zumba Date: May 30, 2015

Combining Latin, international and popular music with dance moves that create an aerobic workout. This class features a combination of fast and slow rhythms that tone and sculpt the body.

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 2015-05-30 2015-05-30 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:19 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Mind Body Fusion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/shape-up-nyc-mind-body-fusion http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/shape-up-nyc-mind-body-fusion Date: May 30, 2015

Low-impact cardio followed by balancing stretches and meditation to raise heart rate, burn calories, reduce stress, and work out every muscle.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 227-1403

Location: Conference House Park Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2015-05-30 2015-05-30 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.5026, -74.2518 Wed, 13 May 2015 18:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Salt Marsh Cleanup at Alley Creek]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/salt-marsh-cleanup-at-alley-creek-part-1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/salt-marsh-cleanup-at-alley-creek-part-1 Date: May 30, 2015

Help the Natural Areas Conservancy and the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation restore a vital and dynamic urban resource - the salt marshes of Alley Creek!

Volunteers will remove debris and trash that is damaging a large section of the marsh and prepare the site for the planting of native grasses. Our expert restoration specialists will highlight the unique features of this ecosystem and discuss ongoing efforts for its care.

Please come dressed in work boots or study shoes, long pants, and clothing that can get dirty.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-3318

Location: Alley Pond Park Environmental Center

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2015-05-30 2015-05-30 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.762, -73.7536 Thu, 21 May 2015 14:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/summer-sports-experience3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/summer-sports-experience3 Date: May 30, 2015

Pitch, shoot and score with NYC Parks! Summer Sports Experience welcomes kids to join this free program focused on developing sports skills. Kids will play a variety of sports each day, and can come every session, or just once. Take your pick! The program is available in all five boroughs, so find the one nearest you.

To get started, please register by email with Queens Recreation (click here to email them). See you there!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 263-1163

Location: Lost Battalion Playground (in Lost Battalion Hall Recreation Center)

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Q401 Lost Battalion Hall Recreation Center 2015-05-30 2015-05-30 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.7322, -73.865 Mon, 11 May 2015 10:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Cleaning and Maintaining Westerleigh Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/cleaningmaintaining-westerleigh-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/cleaningmaintaining-westerleigh-park Date: May 30, 2015

Help us maintain the beauty of Westerleigh Park by raking, planting, or gardening. Enjoy a cup of coffee and a donut while getting great exercise. We are there every Saturday morning.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 442-0336

Location: Westerleigh Park

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R029 Westerleigh Park 2015-05-30 2015-05-30 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.6198, -74.1345 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/552ef635b291e.jpg Thu, 16 Apr 2015 16:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Great New York City Fish Count]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/great-new-york-city-fish-count http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/great-new-york-city-fish-count Date: May 30, 2015

Become a scientist for the day and learn the richness of the Hudson River! How many and what species fish will we collect as we pull our nets through the Hudson? How will our site differ from others? Join us for this fun waterside event!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: The Peninsula (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2015-05-30 2015-05-30 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.8744, -73.9205 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/555e44e5ba189.jpg Fri, 22 May 2015 13:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Fort Greene Park Visitor Center and Museum Reopening]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/fort-greene-park-visitor-center-and-museum-reopening http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/fort-greene-park-visitor-center-and-museum-reopening Date: May 30, 2015

NYC Parks and the Fort Greene Park Conservancy present a day of tours, service projects, and games to kick-off the summer season and celebrate the recently-opened Visitor Center and Museum. Discover park history and wildlife and meet the new Park Director David Barker and Urban Park Ranger Chris Wood. All activities start at the Visitor Center at the top of the hill.

Open House Schedule:

9 a.m. -10 a.m.: Fort Greene Park Users and Pets Society (PUPs) cleanup, including filling in lawn holes and cleaning up litter with dog owners.

10 a.m. - 12 p.m.: New York Cares Volunteer Planting Day - Plant perennials to beautify entrances and stabilize hillsides. Sign up here.

11 a.m. - 1 p.m.: Fort Greene Park nature hike with the Urban Park Rangers, followed by Colonial-era games.

1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.: Historic New York Park Tour with the Urban Park Rangers - stroll through Brooklyn Revolutionary War history and tour the Prison Ship Martyrs Monument

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B032 Fort Greene Park 2015-05-30 2015-05-30 9:00 am 2:30 pm 40.6922, -73.9748 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5567491e2e1ae.jpg Thu, 28 May 2015 13:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Duarte Square]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/its-my-park-at-duarte-square http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/its-my-park-at-duarte-square Date: May 30, 2015

This It's My Park season, volunteer with the Washington Heights Gardening Crew at Juan Pablo Duarte Square.

Volunteers are needed to help the Washington Heights Gardening Crew garden in and around the square. Activities include weeding and pruning hedges, and general cleanup. The Washington Heights Gardening Crew will also be hosting thier bi-annual fundraiser. Hope to see you there!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (646) 334-1713

Location: Juan Pablo Duarte Square

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2015-05-30 2015-05-30 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.842, -73.9391 Tue, 28 Apr 2015 16:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Harmony Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/its-my-park-at-harmony-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/its-my-park-at-harmony-park Date: May 30, 2015

This It's My Park season, please come out and join Harmony Park Homeownwers Association as they clean and spruce up the park.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (347) 922-1177

Location: Entrance at Hattie Jones Court (in Harmony Park)

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B403 Harmony Park 2015-05-30 2015-05-30 9:00 am 2:00 pm 40.678, -73.9347 Tue, 28 Apr 2015 16:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[HSBC Children’s Garden Spring Session at QBG]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/hsbc-childrens-garden-spring-session-at-qbg http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/hsbc-childrens-garden-spring-session-at-qbg Date: May 30, 2015

The HSBC Children’s Garden at Queens Botanical Garden offers hands-on discovery for ages 5-12. Children’s imaginations and knowledge blossom as they plant and harvest vegetables and flowers, visit the Bee garden, and more.

This program takes place on Saturdays from April 11 to June 20 (except May 23). Children must be 5 years old by June 30, 2015.

Registration required by email at education@queensbotanical.org.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-05-30 2015-05-30 9:30 am 12:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54d3b031016c2.jpg Thu, 05 Mar 2015 18:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Free Yoga in the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/free-yoga-in-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/free-yoga-in-the-park Date: May 30, 2015

Yoga classes are free and designed for all experience levels. Participants should wear comfortable clothing and, for yoga, bring a mat or a towel.

Kripalu Yoga is a system of Hatha Yoga that integrates body postures, breathing techniques, relaxation, and meditation. Taught by Monique Schubert and Yojaida Estrella, participants are encouraged to integrate their yoga practices with this very special waterfront environment of nature and art.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2015-05-30 2015-05-30 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.7687, -73.9369 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/558871b124b82.jpg Mon, 22 Jun 2015 17:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Claremont Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/its-my-park-at-claremont-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/its-my-park-at-claremont-park Date: May 30, 2015

This It's My Park season, volunteer with the NYC Parks gardening team on Saturday mornings to do landscape maintenance at Claremont Park. For more information or to register, please email barbara.nikonorow@parks.nyc.gov. Join us for a great morning of gardening at Claremont Park!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430-4641

Location: Claremont Gazebo (in Claremont Park)

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X008 Claremont Park 2015-05-30 2015-05-30 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.8415, -73.9072 Tue, 28 Apr 2015 11:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at De Witt Clinton Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/its-my-park-at-de-witt-clinton-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/its-my-park-at-de-witt-clinton-park Date: May 30, 2015

Celebrate It's My Park with local steward groups, engage in free park programming, and visit De Witt Clinton Park. At 10 a.m., volunteers are needed to help support a garden project and clear up passive sitting areas.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 967-1644

Location: Entrance on W 52nd Street (in De Witt Clinton Park)

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M022 De Witt Clinton Park 2015-05-30 2015-05-30 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.7677, -73.9948 Tue, 28 Apr 2015 16:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Marine Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/its-my-park-at-marine-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/its-my-park-at-marine-park Date: May 30, 2015

This It’s My Park season, join the volunteers from Millennium Development as they clean, rake, weed, and paint park benches in the park.

The project starts at 10 a.m. Tools and supplies will be provided for clean-up and painting. Groups of all ages are welcome.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (917) 717-1267

Location: Carmine Carro Community Center

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2015-05-30 2015-05-30 10:00 am 3:30 pm 40.6086, -73.9375 Mon, 18 May 2015 14:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Clement Clarke Moore Homestead Playground]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/its-my-park-at-moore-homestead-playground http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/its-my-park-at-moore-homestead-playground Date: May 30, 2015

This It's My Park season, volunteer with the Newtown Civic Association to help clean, paint benches and fencing, and rake leaves at Clement Clarke Moore Homestead Playground.

Please dress appropriately for painting activities. Please email BinFeng.Zheng@parks.nyc.gov to register for this project. We look forward to a great day of cleaning up Moore Homestead Playground!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 635-2779

Location: Clement Clarke Moore Homestead Park (in Moore Homestead Playground)

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Q361 Moore Homestead Playground 2015-05-30 2015-05-30 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.7421, -73.8822 Thu, 21 May 2015 17:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Msgr. McGolrick Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/its-my-park-at-msgr-mcgolrick-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/its-my-park-at-msgr-mcgolrick-park Date: May 30, 2015

This It's My Park season, volunteer with the McGolrick Park Neighborhood Association and the Curb Your Litter: Greenpoint project to pick up litter in McGolrick Park and throughout southeastern Greenpoint.

Volunteers will have the opportunity to influence the placement of new trash cans in their neighborhood. Free drinks and snacks will be provided for volunteers.

Please email caroline@greenpointchamber.com to register for the project. We look foward to caring for McGolrick Park and southeastern Greenpoint with you!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 272-8453

Location: Monsignor McGolrick Park (in Msgr. McGolrick Park)

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B114 Msgr. McGolrick Park 2015-05-30 2015-05-30 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.7244, -73.9434 Tue, 28 Apr 2015 16:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at South Oxford Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/its-my-park-at-south-oxford-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/its-my-park-at-south-oxford-park Date: May 30, 2015

This It's My Park season, volunteer with the Friends of South Oxford Park to care for South Oxford Park.

Volunteers will mulch, clean, paint, and weed. There will also be a book giveaway in the park.

We look forward to caring for South Oxford Park with you!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 272-8453

Location: South Oxford Park

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B407 South Oxford Park 2015-05-30 2015-05-30 10:00 am 3:00 pm 40.6836, -73.9724 Tue, 28 Apr 2015 16:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park Day at Prospect Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/its-my-park-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/its-my-park-day Date: May 30, 2015

Join the Prospect Park Alliance and NYC Parks to give back to your favorite park.

On It’s My Park Day, volunteers will gear up with brooms, shovels, rakes, paint brushes, and trash grabbers to tackle a major cleanup effort in Prospect Park.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: 16th Street Entrance (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-05-30 2015-05-30 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.6574, -73.9739 Thu, 02 Apr 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Exhibitions at Socrates Sculpture Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/summer-exhibitions http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/summer-exhibitions Date: May 30, 2015

Come see public art projects by Agnes Denes, Heide Fasnacht, Gabriela Albergaria, Verta Lutter and IK Studio. On view through August 30th.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2015-05-30 2015-05-30 10:00 am 8:00 pm 40.7687, -73.9369 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55886d9d8fa4a.jpg Tue, 23 Jun 2015 16:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Tai Chi Chuan]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/tai-chi-chuan http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/tai-chi-chuan Date: May 30, 2015

Quiet like a mountain, moving like a river, Tai Chi is a sequence of gentle movements based on images found in nature. In this beginner-level class, Irving Yee, a member of the William CC Chen Tai Chi School, introduces students to the internal martial arts and promotes an awareness of its benefits. Sessions are held outdoors, weather permitting.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-05-30 2015-05-30 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.8991, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5554e20425ccd.jpg Wed, 20 May 2015 18:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Staten Island Remote Control Modelers 5th Annual Charity Fly-In]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/staten-island-rc-modelers-5th-annual-charity-flyin http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/staten-island-rc-modelers-5th-annual-charity-flyin Date: May 30, 2015

The Staten Island RC Modelers would like to invite you to spend a day in the park and watch the annual Charity Fly-In. This year’s event benefits the Staten Island Children’s Campaign.

Join us and watch the RC pilots from around the tri-state area fly models of airplanes from WWI through to today’s modern planes. There will be a BBQ lunch available, and 50/50 prize raffles throughout the day.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Field of Dreams (in LaTourette Park & Golf Course)

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R013 LaTourette Park & Golf Course 2015-05-30 2015-05-30 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.5706, -74.1696 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55254aa78b3c4.jpg Thu, 09 Apr 2015 12:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Training 5/30]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/training-530 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/training-530 Date: May 30, 2015

Training events are designed to help voluntreers apply their online learning to master the TreeKIT mapping method and the Treecorder software before collecting data for TreesCount! 2015. This is a free event. All equipment will be provided. All you need is a willingness to learn!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location:

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2015-05-30 2015-05-30 10:00 am 1:00 pm Fri, 22 May 2015 13:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Woodlands Discovery Club for Families: North Woods]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/woodlands-discovery-club-for-families-north-woods http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/woodlands-discovery-club-for-families-north-woods Date: May 30, 2015

Discover rocks, trees, soil, and squirrels in New York City’s greatest outdoor classroom – Central Park!

The Woodlands Discovery Club for Families is the perfect adventure for families looking to get out of the house and explore a woodland without ever leaving the city. In each weekly two-hour session, families will learn together and connect with nature through hands-on science activities, using tools from your very own Discovery Kits!

Activities are correlated to state and national learning standards.

This five-week program takes place Saturday mornings in the North Woods. There are two upcoming sessions currently open to families with children in grades 1-4:

Session 1: April 18th- May 16th

Session 2: May 30th- June 27th

Register now

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-1461

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

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M010 Central Park 2015-05-30 2015-05-30 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7968, -73.9515; 40.7968, -73.9561 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55047113606e4.jpg Mon, 16 Mar 2015 19:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park West 88th Street Trees]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/its-my-park-under-the-urban-tree-canopy-at-w-88th-street-near-central-park-west http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/its-my-park-under-the-urban-tree-canopy-at-w-88th-street-near-central-park-west Date: May 30, 2015

Celebrate It's My Park and support the West 88th Street Tree Project. Local volunteers have agreed to care for their street trees and celebrate progressive civic engagement activities. The scope of this service project includes the the tree lined sidwalks on W.88th street between Amsterdam Avenue and Central Park West. Volunteers are needed to help plant, mulch, and clear weeds in tree pits.

Space is limited, so please RSVP today. Refreshments will be served to volunteer participants.

In preparation for a series of volunteer-supported street tree care projects, please visit Love Your Tree Day. Get involved and RSVP at singfeld@aol.com.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 526-0314

Location: West 88th Street Tree Project

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2015-05-30 2015-05-30 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.7875, -73.9708 Mon, 11 May 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Learn to Ride a Bike]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/learn-to-ride-a-bike http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/learn-to-ride-a-bike Date: May 30, 2015

NYC Parks and Bike New York are proud to present Learn to Ride classes. In these free classes, we’ll teach children the fundamentals of bicycling, preparing them for years of safe and confident riding.

This class teaches a safe, easy, effective way to learn to ride. Using this “balance first” method, parents help get their children rolling while the child does most of the work. Participants learn the basics of balancing, starting, stopping, and steering a bike. Most people learn to ride their bike while taking the class, but even if they don’t, they will leave with an easy, hands-free, crash-free, and low-stress way to learn to ride.

Participants must bring their own bike and helmet. To register, please visit the Bike New York webpage.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Van Cortlandt Park - SW Corner (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2015-05-30 2015-05-30 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8866, -73.8979 Sat, 25 Apr 2015 08:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Learn to Ride for Kids]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/learn-to-ride-for-kids http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/learn-to-ride-for-kids Date: May 30, 2015

NYC Parks and Bike New York are proud to present Learn to Ride classes. In these free classes, we’ll teach children the fundamentals of bicycling, preparing them for years of safe and confident riding.

This class teaches a safe, easy, effective way to learn to ride. Using this “balance first” method, parents help get their children rolling while the child does most of the work. Participants learn the basics of balancing, starting, stopping, and steering a bike. Most people learn to ride their bike while taking the class, but even if they don’t, they will leave with an easy, hands-free, crash-free, and low-stress way to learn to ride.

Participants must bring their own bike and helmet. To register, please visit the Bike New York webpage.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 393-7370

Location: Frank D. O'Connor Playground

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Q098 Frank D. O'Connor Playground 2015-05-30 2015-05-30 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.7442, -73.8866 Sat, 25 Apr 2015 08:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Planting and Opening of Monarch Butterfly Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/planting-and-opening-of-monarch-butterfly-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/planting-and-opening-of-monarch-butterfly-garden Date: May 30, 2015

Join us in planting a brand new beautiful Monarch Butterfly Garden and way station at Hoover Park.

We need your helping hands to plant milkweeds for the baby caterpillars and honey nectar plants for the adult butterflies. Help create a refuge—a way station—for the Monarchs to rest, eat, drink, and raise their baby caterpillar eggs on the way of their long migration.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Hoover Playground (in Hoover - Manton Playgrounds)

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Q220G Hoover - Manton Playgrounds 2015-05-30 2015-05-30 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.7121, -73.8217 Wed, 27 May 2015 18:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC Body Sculpting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/shape-up-nyc-body-sculpting http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/shape-up-nyc-body-sculpting Date: May 30, 2015

This total body workout addresses muscle strength and endurance while keeping the heart rate up to burn calories. Enjoy fun, continuous movement to great music.

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 2015-05-30 2015-05-30 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:13 EST
<![CDATA[ESL Advanced Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/esl-advanced http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/esl-advanced Date: May 30, 2015

The focus of this class will be on sharpening English language speaking, reading comprehension, and writing for Spanish-speaking adults with good conversational writing and reading skills.

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 2015-05-30 2015-05-30 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 19:00:09 EST
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Telling Nature and Family Stories]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/family-art-project-telling-nature-and-family-stories http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/family-art-project-telling-nature-and-family-stories Date: May 30, 2015

Led by visiting artist and performance artist Jesus Benavente and Family Art Project storyteller Rama Mandel, we celebrate storytelling at the Family Art Project and in our own lives. Share your own Wave Hill stories and recreate them using a variety of mixed media, then “plant” your story in a Storytelling Circle. Free, and admission to the grounds is free until noon.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-05-30 2015-05-30 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8987, -73.9125 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5554e28917e89.jpg Wed, 20 May 2015 18:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Birding: Hawk Watch]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/birding-hawk-watch http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/birding-hawk-watch Date: May 30, 2015

New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife. Our Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in the urban jungle. Birding programs are appropriate for all skill levels and beginners are welcome.

Bring a pair of binoculars, or ask a Ranger to borrow a pair.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Unisphere (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2015-05-30 2015-05-30 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7464, -73.845 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55089be05224c.jpg Wed, 06 May 2015 12:00:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Fly Fishing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/bryant-park-fly-fishing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/bryant-park-fly-fishing Date: May 30, 2015

Learn the basics of fly fishing for free.

Join expert instructors from Orvis for lessons of fly casting and outfit rigging. Class spaces are first come first served. Call Orvis at (212) 827-0698 to reserve your spot.

For more information, check out the Fly Fishing post on the Bryant Park blog.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Fifth Avenue Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-05-30 2015-05-30 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7528, -73.9816 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551467e37d383.jpg Tue, 12 May 2015 12:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Bowne Playground]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/its-my-park-at-bowne-playground http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/its-my-park-at-bowne-playground Date: May 30, 2015

Please note: Volunteer registration for this site is full.

This It's My Park season, volunteers with Asian Americans for Equality's Immigrant Youth Leadership Program will be cleaning and painting at Bowne Playground.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (504) 289-0586

Location: Bowne Playground

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Q308 Bowne Playground 2015-05-30 2015-05-30 10:30 am 2:00 pm 40.7582, -73.8248 Tue, 28 Apr 2015 16:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Bark Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/its-my-bark-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/its-my-bark-day Date: May 30, 2015

Free spaying/neutering (limited number), pet adoption, trick contest (12:00 p.m.), raffles and giveaways. For more information, visit Arfarfrockaway.org.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 903-6518

Location: Rockaway Freeway Dog Park (in Rockaway Freeway)

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Q219 Rockaway Freeway 2015-05-30 2015-05-30 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.5912, -73.8085 Fri, 13 Mar 2015 16:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Yoga in the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/free-yoga-in-the-park1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/free-yoga-in-the-park1 Date: May 30, 2015

Yoga classes are free and designed for all experience levels. Participants should wear comfortable clothing and, for yoga, bring a mat or a towel.

Kripalu Yoga is a system of Hatha Yoga that integrates body postures, breathing techniques, relaxation, and meditation. Taught by Monique Schubert and Yojaida Estrella, participants are encouraged to integrate their yoga practices with this very special waterfront environment of nature and art.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2015-05-30 2015-05-30 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7687, -73.9369 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5588723a87c6c.jpg Mon, 22 Jun 2015 17:00:08 EDT