NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2014 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://www.nycgovparks.org/sub_things_to_do/upcoming_events/events_search.php NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Thu, 25 Dec 2014 23:33:53 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[Riding the Waves Exhibit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/23/open-house-ny-riding-the-waves-exhibit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/23/open-house-ny-riding-the-waves-exhibit Date: January 23, 2015

The new Lenape Gallery at Conference House Park Visitor Center presents Riding the Waves, a new exhibit of the Museum of Maritime Navigation and Communication. The premiere exhibit will feature select pieces from the collection of the museum's founder, Mr. Samir Farag. The exhibit will run through January 2015.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 227-1403

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2015-01-23 2015-01-23 1:00 pm 40.5026, -74.2518 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/546f6a6e167c1.jpg Fri, 21 Nov 2014 12:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Mind Body Fusion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/23/shapeup-nyc-mind-body-fusion http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/23/shapeup-nyc-mind-body-fusion Date: January 23, 2015

Get your blood flowing. Join a Shape Up NYC trained instructor for cardio-yoga fusion workout designed to help both your mind and body

Burn calories, reduce holiday stress, and work out thoses muscle kinks.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (646) 645-8446

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2015-01-23 2015-01-23 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.5026, -74.2518 Wed, 03 Dec 2014 10:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Adapted Swim Program for People with Disabilities at Roy Wilkins Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/23/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities4 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/23/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities4 Date: January 23, 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 2015-01-23 2015-01-23 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.6881, -73.7701 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:21 EST
<![CDATA[Adapted Swim Program for People with Disabilities at Metropolitan Pool & Fitness Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/23/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/23/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities2 Date: January 23, 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 2015-01-23 2015-01-23 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.715, -73.9603 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:19 EST
<![CDATA[Adapted Swim Programs for People with Disabilities at Hansborough Pool & Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/23/adapted-swim-programs-for-people-with-disabilities http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/23/adapted-swim-programs-for-people-with-disabilities Date: January 23, 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 2015-01-23 2015-01-23 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.8128, -73.9393 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:22 EST
<![CDATA[Seasonal Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/23/seasonal-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/23/seasonal-crafts Date: January 23, 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 2015-01-23 2015-01-23 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:15 EST
<![CDATA[Adapted Swim Program for People with Disabilities at Asser Levy Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/23/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/23/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities Date: January 23, 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 2015-01-23 2015-01-23 3:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7361, -73.9757 Mon, 08 Dec 2014 13:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Adapted Swim Program for People with Disabilities at St. Mary's Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/23/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/23/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities3 Date: January 23, 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 2015-01-23 2015-01-23 3:45 pm 5:00 pm 40.8108, -73.9147 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:20 EST
<![CDATA[Adapted Swim Program for People with Disabilities at Flushing Meadows Corona Park Aquatics Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/23/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/23/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities1 Date: January 23, 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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2015-01-23 2015-01-23 5:30 pm 6:30 pm 40.7516, -73.8372 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:19 EST
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/24/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/24/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: January 24, 2015

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

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

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.

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2015-01-24 2015-01-24 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.8606, -73.9338 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5395c8d750ccf.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:38 EST
<![CDATA[2nd Whimsical Winter Wonder...Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/24/whimsical-winter-wonderexhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/24/whimsical-winter-wonderexhibition Date: January 24, 2015

The Poe Park Visitor Center is proud to announce our second year of Whimsical Winter Wonder.

Through paintings, photography, sculpture and various other mediums, fourteen established and emerging artists express their interpretation of winter, wonder and whimsy. This exhibition will charm and delight, even the youngest of art aficionados. Don't miss the show

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 2015-01-24 2015-01-24 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/547f36502d998.jpg Wed, 03 Dec 2014 12:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Van Cortlandt Track Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/24/van-cortlandt-track-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/24/van-cortlandt-track-club Date: January 24, 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:

Contact phone:

Location: Van Cortlandt Stadium (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2015-01-24 2015-01-24 8:00 am 40.888, -73.8968 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:41 EST
<![CDATA[Volunteer at Winter Jam]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/24/volunteer-at-winter-jam http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/24/volunteer-at-winter-jam Date: January 24, 2015

Winter Jam NYC is a free winter sports festival for New Yorkers of all ages and abilities! Gain event operations experience while providing fun for the public by volunteering with us at Winter Jam NYC. NYC Parks is searching for volunteers (ages 18+) to work one shift.

All volunteers are required to attend a mandatory NYC Parks Volunteer Orientation Session; Tuesday, January 20, 2015 at 6:00 PM. Volunteers will receive light refreshments, lunch and complimentary gift for their commitment.

Register online.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Naumburg Bandshell (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-01-24 2015-01-24 9:00 am 4:00 pm 40.7725, -73.9711 Mon, 08 Dec 2014 16:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Zumba]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/24/zumba http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/24/zumba Date: January 24, 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 2015-01-24 2015-01-24 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:58 EST
<![CDATA[Art In the Garden: Paul Lin & Botanical Therapeutic Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/24/art-in-the-garden-paul-lin-botanical-therapeutic-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/24/art-in-the-garden-paul-lin-botanical-therapeutic-art Date: January 24, 2015

Blending fine art and traditional crafts, Lin explores natural materials, transforming them into stunning landscapes and portraits. Watch for news about an art workshop and closing reception in the Spring Calendar and on our website

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-01-24 2015-01-24 9:00 am 4:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Mon, 15 Dec 2014 18:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Health and Race Walking]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/24/health-and-race-walking http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/24/health-and-race-walking Date: January 24, 2015

Moderate to brisk walks led by the NY Walkers Club for people 18 years and older of all abilities. This low-impact fitness program is perfect for those who want to get in shape, build muscle tone, strength and increase cardiovascular health while enjoying Central Park's beautiful landscapes. Clinics are held every Saturday morning from 9:30am-11:00am at the North Meadow Recreation Center. Free. No pre-registration required and open to all abilities.

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

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 348-4867

Location: North Meadow Recreation Center (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-01-24 2015-01-24 9:30 am 11:00 am 40.7911, -73.9597 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/546cfae71f144.jpg Wed, 19 Nov 2014 17:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[GreenThumb Garden Registration & License Renewal]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/24/greenthumb-garden-registration-license-renewal http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/24/greenthumb-garden-registration-license-renewal Date: January 24, 2015

All GreenThumb gardens under the jurisdiction of the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation hold licenses that are set to expire on December 31, 2014. This registration session will allow all GreenThumb gardens on city property to update their registration. Gardeners will only be able to sign new licenses once registration forms have been reviewed and all materials are complete including membership lists, open hours and the general rules and requirements of joining and being an active member of the garden. Membership lists must include at least 10 garden members with full contact information for primary contacts and mailing or e-mail addresses for regular garden members. Gardens must update their registration in order
to remain in good standing (with no violations) to be eligible to receive supplies, assistance and services. Sessions are conveniently located in all five boroughs.

RSVP online

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 788-8070

Location: GrowNYC Conference Room

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2015-01-24 2015-01-24 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.7137, -74.0055 Mon, 01 Dec 2014 12:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Back-in-Time with Bartow-Pell Family Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/24/backintime-with-bartowpell-family-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/24/backintime-with-bartowpell-family-day Date: January 24, 2015

Enjoy a day of fun winter activities for the family. Children 6-10 get to “travel back in time” with a house tour created just for them, a scavenger hunt, a period costume photo booth, historically inspired crafts, and more—all free! Co-sponsored by the Junior League of Pelham. Registration required at info@bpmm.org or (718) 885-1461 .

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 885-1461

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2015-01-24 2015-01-24 10:00 am 3:30 pm 40.8705, -73.8109 Tue, 23 Dec 2014 18:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Citizen Science Birdfeeder Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/24/citizen-science-birdfeeder-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/24/citizen-science-birdfeeder-workshop Date: January 24, 2015

This winter, join the Urban Park Rangers for the Nature's Workshop series. Each program in this series explores its topic in depth and allows you to develop a skill, participate in a hands-on project, and indulge your curiosity. All supplies provided. Citizen Science projects empower you to contribute to valuable scientific studies. Learn about Project FeederWatch, a Citizen Science program, as well as other Citizen Science projects and how to participate in them. Participants will also make nature bird feeders to take home.

Registration required. To register please vist www.nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Wednesday, January 14th.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Fort Totten Park

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Q458 Fort Totten Park 2015-01-24 2015-01-24 11:00 am 40.7924, -73.777 Tue, 16 Dec 2014 14:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[ESL Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/24/esl-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/24/esl-class Date: January 24, 2015

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

New students take placement test at 12 p.m.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-01-24 2015-01-24 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:21 EST
<![CDATA[Winter Jam]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/24/winter-jam http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/24/winter-jam Date: January 24, 2015

Winter Jam is the ultimate snow day: a free winter sports festival for New Yorkers of all ages! Join us for skiing, snowshoeing, a winter market, and a snow field with fresh snow, right in the heart of New York!

For more information about Winter Jam, visit our Winter Jam NYC page.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Naumburg Bandshell (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-01-24 2015-01-24 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.7725, -73.9711 Tue, 23 Dec 2014 13:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/24/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/24/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour Date: January 24, 2015

Travel past the Pond and Gapstow Bridge, and on to the Dairy on this trip through the southern Central Park highlights. The route involves moderate inclines and some stairs.

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 12:45 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

Location: Inside the Park at Fifth Avenue and 61st Street (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-01-24 2015-01-24 12:00 pm 12:45 pm 40.7655, -73.9722 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53063cd04714f.jpg Thu, 11 Dec 2014 17:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Riding the Waves Exhibit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/24/open-house-ny-riding-the-waves-exhibit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/24/open-house-ny-riding-the-waves-exhibit Date: January 24, 2015

The new Lenape Gallery at Conference House Park Visitor Center presents Riding the Waves, a new exhibit of the Museum of Maritime Navigation and Communication. The premiere exhibit will feature select pieces from the collection of the museum's founder, Mr. Samir Farag. The exhibit will run through January 2015.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 227-1403

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2015-01-24 2015-01-24 1:00 pm 40.5026, -74.2518 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/546f6a6e167c1.jpg Fri, 21 Nov 2014 12:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Ranger's Choice: Pioneering Skills Building with Ropes and Wood]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/24/rangers-choice-pioneering-skills-building-with-ropes-and-wood http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/24/rangers-choice-pioneering-skills-building-with-ropes-and-wood Date: January 24, 2015

Each season we feature some of the Ranger's favorite Weekend Adventure experiences. Many plants can produce natural cordage, which our ancestors used to construct many things. You'll learn basic knots and employ those skills for building a variety of simple useful objects that can be enjoyed in the woods and at home. Participants are chosen by lottery. To enter your name in the lottery, visit www.nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Wednesday, January 14th.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 548-0912

Location: Van Cortlandt Park

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2015-01-24 2015-01-24 1:00 pm 40.8916, -73.8929 Tue, 23 Dec 2014 13:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Nature Exploration: Salt Marsh Nature Trail]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/24/nature-exploration-salt-marsh-nature-trail-light http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/24/nature-exploration-salt-marsh-nature-trail-light Date: January 24, 2015

Our Urban Park Ranger hiking guides will introduce you to the hidden gems of New York City. On our hikes, you may explore nature, discover our city’s urban forests, or just unplug form the world to clear your head. Hiking programs feature intensity levels ranging from light (a leisurely stroll on mostly paved paths), to moderate, to vigorous. This is a light hike.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Salt Marsh Nature Center (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2015-01-24 2015-01-24 1:00 pm 40.6047, -73.9298 Tue, 23 Dec 2014 13:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Le Petit Zen Art - Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/24/le-petit-zen-artadults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/24/le-petit-zen-artadults Date: January 24, 2015

Participants (16 years old - adult) will create small works of art utilizing multiple mediums.

Works will be created on surfaces measuring 4"x6" or less, utilizing, both conventional and non-conventional materials.

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 2015-01-24 2015-01-24 1:30 pm 3:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 04 Dec 2014 11:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Remembering Yesterday: Queens and Its World's Fairs]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/24/remembering-yesterday-queens-and-its-worlds-fairs http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/24/remembering-yesterday-queens-and-its-worlds-fairs Date: January 24, 2015

Remembering is both a collective and a personal activity. In this exhibition, both are on display in relation to two World’s Fairs that took place in Flushing, Queens in 1939/40 and 1964/65. Within this exhibition, collective memory is represented by shared experiences of the Fairs and personal memory by the memorabilia drawn from the collections of people who attended and fondly recall the Fairs. While these Fairs were global in scope, their attendees were overwhelmingly local, many residing in Queens. All items on display in the exhibition have either been donated or loaned to the Queens Historical Society by those residents of Queens who attended the Fairs.

Open Tuesdays, Saturdays and Sundays, 2:30 – 4:30 pm. Through May 31, 2015.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 939-0647

Location: Kingsland Homestead

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2015-01-24 2015-01-24 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.7637, -73.824 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/539f45af106a7.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:07 EST
<![CDATA[Citizenship Classes for Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/24/citizenship-classes-for-adults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/24/citizenship-classes-for-adults Date: January 24, 2015

In this class, students will review sample citizenship questions as well as practice English comprehension, pronunciation, and listening skills.

Start time: 3:00 pm

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 2015-01-24 2015-01-24 3:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:49 EST
<![CDATA[Art In the Garden: Paul Lin & Botanical Therapeutic Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/25/art-in-the-garden-paul-lin-botanical-therapeutic-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/25/art-in-the-garden-paul-lin-botanical-therapeutic-art Date: January 25, 2015

Blending fine art and traditional crafts, Lin explores natural materials, transforming them into stunning landscapes and portraits. Watch for news about an art workshop and closing reception in the Spring Calendar and on our website

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-01-25 2015-01-25 9:00 am 4:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Mon, 15 Dec 2014 18:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Birding: Winter Waterfowl]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/25/birding-winter-waterfowl http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/25/birding-winter-waterfowl Date: January 25, 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. We offer birding programs throughout the year. These programs are appropriate for all skill levels and beginners are welcome. Have you seen a Bufflehead or a Hooded Merganser? Winter is a spetacular season to observe a variety of ducks and other birds which are call New York City their winter home.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Comfort station near Eton Place and Richmond Avenue (in Willowbrook Park)

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R030 Willowbrook Park 2015-01-25 2015-01-25 11:00 am 40.604, -74.1596 Tue, 16 Dec 2014 15:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Youth Wheelchair Basketball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/25/youth-wheelchair-basketball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/25/youth-wheelchair-basketball Date: January 25, 2015

NYC Parks' Chelsea Recreation Center is starting a new sports program for children with physical disabilities ages 6-21. Come out and learn to play wheelchair basketball with the New York Rollin' Fury! There are sportschairs available for use at Chelsea Recreation Center, if needed.

For more information, contact Emmanuel Diaz at Emmanuel.Diaz@parks.nyc.gov or (212) 255-3705.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 255-3705

Location: Chelsea Recreation Center

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M260 Chelsea Recreation Center 2015-01-25 2015-01-25 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.7483, -74.0022 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:57 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Northern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/25/central-park-tour-northern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/25/central-park-tour-northern-welcome-tour Date: January 25, 2015

See the park’s northernmost highlights on this walk from Conservatory Garden, along the Harlem Meer and past the North Woods. The route is easy to negotiate, a few stairs.

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 12:45 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

Location: East 106th Street Entrance (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-01-25 2015-01-25 12:00 pm 12:45 pm 40.7943, -73.9512 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52a0ef96a6454.jpg Thu, 11 Dec 2014 17:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Riding the Waves Exhibit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/25/open-house-ny-riding-the-waves-exhibit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/25/open-house-ny-riding-the-waves-exhibit Date: January 25, 2015

The new Lenape Gallery at Conference House Park Visitor Center presents Riding the Waves, a new exhibit of the Museum of Maritime Navigation and Communication. The premiere exhibit will feature select pieces from the collection of the museum's founder, Mr. Samir Farag. The exhibit will run through January 2015.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 227-1403

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2015-01-25 2015-01-25 1:00 pm 40.5026, -74.2518 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/546f6a6e167c1.jpg Fri, 21 Nov 2014 12:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Historic New York: Split Rock, Anne Hutchinson, and the Battle of Pell's Point]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/25/historic-new-york-split-rock http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/25/historic-new-york-split-rock Date: January 25, 2015

Historic New York programs highlight the history and architecture of selected neighborhoods or parks. Split Rock is a glacial boulder, divided in half with a large crevice between the two pieces, and is an important part of the history of Pelham Bay Park and the Bronx. Learn about the stories of Anne Hutchinson, the Battle of Pell's Point, and the Thomas Pell Wildlife Sanctuary.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 319-7258

Location: Bartow Pell Mansion

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2015-01-25 2015-01-25 1:00 pm 40.8719, -73.8055 Tue, 16 Dec 2014 15:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Urban Park Ranger Hike: Historic New York]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/25/urban-park-ranger-hike-historic-new-york http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/25/urban-park-ranger-hike-historic-new-york Date: January 25, 2015

Join an Urban Park Ranger on a hike that explores the legacies of the Pells, Anne Hutchinson, the Siwanoy, and the great city of New York, as well as a massive glacial erratic saved from the construction of I-95 by Dr. Theodore Kazimiroff. Registration requested at info@bpmm.org or (718) 885-1461.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 885-1461

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2015-01-25 2015-01-25 1:00 pm 40.8705, -73.8109 Wed, 24 Dec 2014 18:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Remembering Yesterday: Queens and Its World's Fairs]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/25/remembering-yesterday-queens-and-its-worlds-fairs http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/25/remembering-yesterday-queens-and-its-worlds-fairs Date: January 25, 2015

Remembering is both a collective and a personal activity. In this exhibition, both are on display in relation to two World’s Fairs that took place in Flushing, Queens in 1939/40 and 1964/65. Within this exhibition, collective memory is represented by shared experiences of the Fairs and personal memory by the memorabilia drawn from the collections of people who attended and fondly recall the Fairs. While these Fairs were global in scope, their attendees were overwhelmingly local, many residing in Queens. All items on display in the exhibition have either been donated or loaned to the Queens Historical Society by those residents of Queens who attended the Fairs.

Open Tuesdays, Saturdays and Sundays, 2:30 – 4:30 pm. Through May 31, 2015.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 939-0647

Location: Kingsland Homestead

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2015-01-25 2015-01-25 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.7637, -73.824 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/539f45af106a7.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:07 EST
<![CDATA[Exhibition: The Migration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/26/exhibition-the-migration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/26/exhibition-the-migration Date: January 26, 2015

NYC Parks’ Ebony Society invites you to celebrate Black History Month with the Arsenal Gallery exhibition The Migration.

In the midst of tremendous upheaval—two world wars and the Great Depression—a vast movement of people, some 6 million African American descendants of the Antebellum South, fled the racial segregation and discrimination of Jim Crow laws for northern and western U.S. cities. The “Great Migration,” as it is commonly termed, caused a seismic societal demographic shift and left an indelible mark on the urbanization of America. Twenty-two artists share their interpretations of this historical epoch and its impact.

Closed holidays

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 2015-01-26 2015-01-26 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 Tue, 23 Dec 2014 15:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Art In the Garden: Paul Lin & Botanical Therapeutic Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/26/art-in-the-garden-paul-lin-botanical-therapeutic-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/26/art-in-the-garden-paul-lin-botanical-therapeutic-art Date: January 26, 2015

Blending fine art and traditional crafts, Lin explores natural materials, transforming them into stunning landscapes and portraits. Watch for news about an art workshop and closing reception in the Spring Calendar and on our website

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-01-26 2015-01-26 9:00 am 4:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Mon, 15 Dec 2014 18:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[ShapeUp NYC: Mind Body Fusion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/26/shapeup-nyc-mind-body-fusion http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/26/shapeup-nyc-mind-body-fusion Date: January 26, 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: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 227-1403

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2015-01-26 2015-01-26 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.5026, -74.2518 Tue, 23 Dec 2014 13:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Monday Movement]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/26/monday-movement http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/26/monday-movement Date: January 26, 2015

Get the week started off right in this low-impact, chair aerobics class. Perfect for seniors or those with limited mobility. Open to adults and seniors.

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 485-4633

Location: Brownsville Recreation Center (in Brownsville Playground)

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B270 Brownsville Playground 2015-01-26 2015-01-26 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.6566, -73.902 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:34 EST
<![CDATA[Intro to Computers for Adults with Disabilities]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/26/intro-to-computers-for-adults-with-disabilities http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/26/intro-to-computers-for-adults-with-disabilities Date: January 26, 2015

Learn computing basics in a friendly, sociable environment! Adults with disabilities of any kind are welcome, as are persons without disabilities.

Join us! Recreation Center membership is required. For more information, visit the Recreation Center Membership Information page.

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 218-2380

Location: McCarren Play Center

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2015-01-26 2015-01-26 11:30 am 12:30 pm 40.7202, -73.951 Fri, 28 Nov 2014 17:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/26/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/26/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: January 26, 2015

See some of the park's most iconic places, like Bethesda Terrace and the Lake, and learn about its history, design, and magnificent restoration of these landscapes.

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

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2015-01-26 2015-01-26 12:00 pm 1:30 pm 40.7691, -73.9741 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/538cbde512b41.jpg Thu, 11 Dec 2014 17:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Riding the Waves Exhibit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/26/open-house-ny-riding-the-waves-exhibit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/26/open-house-ny-riding-the-waves-exhibit Date: January 26, 2015

The new Lenape Gallery at Conference House Park Visitor Center presents Riding the Waves, a new exhibit of the Museum of Maritime Navigation and Communication. The premiere exhibit will feature select pieces from the collection of the museum's founder, Mr. Samir Farag. The exhibit will run through January 2015.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 227-1403

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2015-01-26 2015-01-26 1:00 pm 40.5026, -74.2518 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/546f6a6e167c1.jpg Fri, 21 Nov 2014 12:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Adapted Swim Program for People with Disabilities at Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/26/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/26/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities Date: January 26, 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: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

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

Location: Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center

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M063 Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center 2015-01-26 2015-01-26 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.7715, -73.9885 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:18 EST
<![CDATA[Sit Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/26/sit-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/26/sit-aerobics Date: January 26, 2015

A seated exercise class that raises the heart rate and improves balance, with minimal impact on joints. For adults and seniors.

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

Start time: 2:15 pm

End time: 3:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 387-7687

Location: Hamilton Fish Recreation Center

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2015-01-26 2015-01-26 2:15 pm 3:15 pm 40.7198, -73.9818 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:39 EST
<![CDATA[National Multiple Sclerosis Society: Southern New York Chapter Level 2 Wellness Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/26/national-multiple-sclerosis-society-southern-new-york-chapter-level-2-wellness-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/26/national-multiple-sclerosis-society-southern-new-york-chapter-level-2-wellness-class Date: January 26, 2015

Level 2 programs are for those who want to focus on a more advanced fitness regimen. These exercises are done from a standing position or while lying on the floor or mat. These activities are minimally modified and you must be able to move from a standing position to the floor or mat independently.

Our wellness programs are a 22 to 24-week format, and incorporate a holistic approach to promote wellness of mind, body and spirit. Classes will employ similar modalities of movement like yoga, Pilates and aerobic exercise. Guest classes on Reiki, stress management, tai chi and other subjects will provide an enhanced, comprehensive experience for all participants. All classes are designed to tone and strengthen muscles, with a focus on strength and cardiovascular fitness. Light weights and exercise bands are often used.

Register here.

Start time: 6:15 pm

End time: 7:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 453-3247

Location: McCarren Play Center

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2015-01-26 2015-01-26 6:15 pm 7:15 pm 40.7202, -73.951 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:42 EST
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/27/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/27/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: January 27, 2015

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

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

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.

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2015-01-27 2015-01-27 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.8606, -73.9338 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5395c8d750ccf.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:38 EST
<![CDATA[2nd Whimsical Winter Wonder...Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/27/whimsical-winter-wonderexhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/27/whimsical-winter-wonderexhibition Date: January 27, 2015

The Poe Park Visitor Center is proud to announce our second year of Whimsical Winter Wonder.

Through paintings, photography, sculpture and various other mediums, fourteen established and emerging artists express their interpretation of winter, wonder and whimsy. This exhibition will charm and delight, even the youngest of art aficionados. Don't miss the show

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 2015-01-27 2015-01-27 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/547f36502d998.jpg Wed, 03 Dec 2014 12:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Art In the Garden: Paul Lin & Botanical Therapeutic Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/27/art-in-the-garden-paul-lin-botanical-therapeutic-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/27/art-in-the-garden-paul-lin-botanical-therapeutic-art Date: January 27, 2015

Blending fine art and traditional crafts, Lin explores natural materials, transforming them into stunning landscapes and portraits. Watch for news about an art workshop and closing reception in the Spring Calendar and on our website

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-01-27 2015-01-27 9:00 am 4:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Tue, 23 Dec 2014 13:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Exhibition: The Migration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/27/exhibition-the-migration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/27/exhibition-the-migration Date: January 27, 2015

NYC Parks’ Ebony Society invites you to celebrate Black History Month with the Arsenal Gallery exhibition The Migration.

In the midst of tremendous upheaval—two world wars and the Great Depression—a vast movement of people, some 6 million African American descendants of the Antebellum South, fled the racial segregation and discrimination of Jim Crow laws for northern and western U.S. cities. The “Great Migration,” as it is commonly termed, caused a seismic societal demographic shift and left an indelible mark on the urbanization of America. Twenty-two artists share their interpretations of this historical epoch and its impact.

Closed holidays

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 2015-01-27 2015-01-27 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 Tue, 23 Dec 2014 15:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Adaptive Walk NYC]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/27/adaptive-walk-nyc http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/27/adaptive-walk-nyc Date: January 27, 2015

Walk the City with a trained fitness instructor leading a group in a warm up, an exciting walk, and a cool down.

All are welcome. This walk is wheelchair accessible and beneficial for New Yorkers of all abilities. It takes place outside.

This program is free and open to the public, part of Walk NYC.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 218-2380

Location: McCarren Play Center

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2015-01-27 2015-01-27 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7202, -73.951 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5478e812c1062.jpg Fri, 28 Nov 2014 17:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Grow to Learn Workshop: Grant Writing and Garden Design Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/27/grow-to-learn-workshop-grant-writing-and-garden-design-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/27/grow-to-learn-workshop-grant-writing-and-garden-design-workshop Date: January 27, 2015

Is your school planning to apply for the Grow to Learn Mini-Grant this fall?

Join the Grow to Learn team to learn how to write a successful grant application and stay for the Garden Planning workshop to create your optimal garden vision.

Gardeners should be prepared to show ID and use a metal detector to enter the building. Schools applying for a Mini-Grant in the February 11th round will be awarded a bonus point towards their application’s final review score by attending this workshop.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: GrowNYC Greening Library

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2015-01-27 2015-01-27 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7138, -74.0054 Tue, 16 Dec 2014 15:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Adaptive Track and Field]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/27/adaptive-track-and-field http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/27/adaptive-track-and-field Date: January 27, 2015

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

Recreation Center membership is required to join.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 293-5934

Location: West Bronx Recreation Center

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X261 West Bronx Recreation Center 2015-01-27 2015-01-27 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8441, -73.9188 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:25 EST
<![CDATA[Intro to Computers for Adults with Disabilities]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/27/intro-to-computers-for-adults-with-disabilities http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/27/intro-to-computers-for-adults-with-disabilities Date: January 27, 2015

Learn computing basics in a friendly, sociable environment! Adults with disabilities of any kind are welcome, as are persons without disabilities.

Join us! Recreation Center membership is required. For more information, visit the Recreation Center Membership Information page.

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 218-2380

Location: McCarren Play Center

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2015-01-27 2015-01-27 11:30 am 12:30 pm 40.7202, -73.951 Fri, 28 Nov 2014 17:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Abs Workout]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/27/abs-work-out http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/27/abs-work-out Date: January 27, 2015

Exercise workout focusing on abs, especially strength training your core

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-01-27 2015-01-27 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:15 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/27/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/27/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park Date: January 27, 2015

See some of the park's most famous landmarks, including Conservatory Water, Bethesda Terrace, the Lake, and Strawberry Fields, on this east-to-west walk. The route involves a few stairs.

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 or heat index above 95 degrees).

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

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

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M010 Central Park 2015-01-27 2015-01-27 12:00 pm 1:30 pm 40.7725, -73.967 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/538cbe0e4c275.jpg Thu, 11 Dec 2014 17:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Riding the Waves Exhibit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/27/open-house-ny-riding-the-waves-exhibit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/27/open-house-ny-riding-the-waves-exhibit Date: January 27, 2015

The new Lenape Gallery at Conference House Park Visitor Center presents Riding the Waves, a new exhibit of the Museum of Maritime Navigation and Communication. The premiere exhibit will feature select pieces from the collection of the museum's founder, Mr. Samir Farag. The exhibit will run through January 2015.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 227-1403

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2015-01-27 2015-01-27 1:00 pm 40.5026, -74.2518 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/546f6a6e167c1.jpg Fri, 21 Nov 2014 12:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Meditation Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/27/meditation-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/27/meditation-class Date: January 27, 2015

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 1:45 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-01-27 2015-01-27 1:00 pm 1:45 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:29 EST
<![CDATA[Le Petit Zen Art Workshop for Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/27/le-petit-zen-art-workshop-for-adults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/27/le-petit-zen-art-workshop-for-adults Date: January 27, 2015

Participants will create small Zen works of art in black and white. Learn Zentangle and other meditative forms of art. Any color use will be minimal.

Works will be no larger than 4"x6"

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 2015-01-27 2015-01-27 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 01 Dec 2014 12:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Remembering Yesterday: Queens and Its World's Fairs]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/27/remembering-yesterday-queens-and-its-worlds-fairs http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/27/remembering-yesterday-queens-and-its-worlds-fairs Date: January 27, 2015

Remembering is both a collective and a personal activity. In this exhibition, both are on display in relation to two World’s Fairs that took place in Flushing, Queens in 1939/40 and 1964/65. Within this exhibition, collective memory is represented by shared experiences of the Fairs and personal memory by the memorabilia drawn from the collections of people who attended and fondly recall the Fairs. While these Fairs were global in scope, their attendees were overwhelmingly local, many residing in Queens. All items on display in the exhibition have either been donated or loaned to the Queens Historical Society by those residents of Queens who attended the Fairs.

Open Tuesdays, Saturdays and Sundays, 2:30 – 4:30 pm. Through May 31, 2015.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 939-0647

Location: Kingsland Homestead

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2015-01-27 2015-01-27 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.7637, -73.824 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/539f45af106a7.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:07 EST
<![CDATA[Brooklyn Nets Wheelchair Basketball Open Gym]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/27/brooklyn-nets-wheelchair-basketball-open-gym http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/27/brooklyn-nets-wheelchair-basketball-open-gym Date: January 27, 2015

This sport is similar to regular basketball but is played in a wheelchair. Participants must be physically disabled and able to play in a sports wheelchair. There are available sportschairs for use at the recreation center. This event is for adults and seniors.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 353-7853

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

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2015-01-27 2015-01-27 8:00 pm 9:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8344 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:54 EST
<![CDATA[2nd Whimsical Winter Wonder...Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/28/whimsical-winter-wonderexhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/28/whimsical-winter-wonderexhibition Date: January 28, 2015

The Poe Park Visitor Center is proud to announce our second year of Whimsical Winter Wonder.

Through paintings, photography, sculpture and various other mediums, fourteen established and emerging artists express their interpretation of winter, wonder and whimsy. This exhibition will charm and delight, even the youngest of art aficionados. Don't miss the show

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 2015-01-28 2015-01-28 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/547f36502d998.jpg Wed, 03 Dec 2014 12:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Art In the Garden: Paul Lin & Botanical Therapeutic Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/28/art-in-the-garden-paul-lin-botanical-therapeutic-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/28/art-in-the-garden-paul-lin-botanical-therapeutic-art Date: January 28, 2015

Blending fine art and traditional crafts, Lin explores natural materials, transforming them into stunning landscapes and portraits. Watch for news about an art workshop and closing reception in the Spring Calendar and on our website

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-01-28 2015-01-28 9:00 am 4:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Mon, 15 Dec 2014 18:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Exhibition: The Migration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/28/exhibition-the-migration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/28/exhibition-the-migration Date: January 28, 2015

NYC Parks’ Ebony Society invites you to celebrate Black History Month with the Arsenal Gallery exhibition The Migration.

In the midst of tremendous upheaval—two world wars and the Great Depression—a vast movement of people, some 6 million African American descendants of the Antebellum South, fled the racial segregation and discrimination of Jim Crow laws for northern and western U.S. cities. The “Great Migration,” as it is commonly termed, caused a seismic societal demographic shift and left an indelible mark on the urbanization of America. Twenty-two artists share their interpretations of this historical epoch and its impact.

Closed holidays

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 2015-01-28 2015-01-28 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 Tue, 23 Dec 2014 15:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Adaptive Walk NYC]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/28/adaptive-walk-nyc http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/28/adaptive-walk-nyc Date: January 28, 2015

Walk the City with a trained fitness instructor leading a group in a warm up, an exciting walk, and a cool down.

All are welcome. This walk is wheelchair accessible and beneficial for New Yorkers of all abilities. It takes place outside.

This program is free and open to the public, part of Walk NYC.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 218-2380

Location: McCarren Play Center

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2015-01-28 2015-01-28 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7202, -73.951 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5478e812c1062.jpg Tue, 23 Dec 2014 13:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Sit Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/28/sit-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/28/sit-aerobics Date: January 28, 2015

A seated exercise class that raises the heart rate and improves balance, with minimal impact on joints. For adults and seniors.

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 771-2787

Location: St. Johns Recreation Center

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2015-01-28 2015-01-28 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.6735, -73.9348 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:36 EST
<![CDATA[Intro to Computers for Adults with Disabilities]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/28/intro-to-computers-for-adults-with-disabilities http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/28/intro-to-computers-for-adults-with-disabilities Date: January 28, 2015

Learn computing basics in a friendly, sociable environment! Adults with disabilities of any kind are welcome, as are persons without disabilities.

Join us! Recreation Center membership is required. For more information, visit the Recreation Center Membership Information page.

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 218-2380

Location: McCarren Play Center

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2015-01-28 2015-01-28 11:30 am 12:30 pm 40.7202, -73.951 Fri, 28 Nov 2014 17:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Riding the Waves Exhibit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/28/open-house-ny-riding-the-waves-exhibit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/28/open-house-ny-riding-the-waves-exhibit Date: January 28, 2015

The new Lenape Gallery at Conference House Park Visitor Center presents Riding the Waves, a new exhibit of the Museum of Maritime Navigation and Communication. The premiere exhibit will feature select pieces from the collection of the museum's founder, Mr. Samir Farag. The exhibit will run through January 2015.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 227-1403

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2015-01-28 2015-01-28 1:00 pm 40.5026, -74.2518 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/546f6a6e167c1.jpg Fri, 21 Nov 2014 12:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Grow to Learn Event: School Garden Social!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/28/grow-to-learn-event-school-garden-social http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/28/grow-to-learn-event-school-garden-social Date: January 28, 2015

A fun event with food, prizes, and lots of chances to connect with other school gardeners from across the city! We welcome as many members of your school community as are able to attend!

Schools applying for a Mini-Grant in the February 11th round will be awarded two bonus points towards their application’s final review score by attending the School Garden Social.

Start time: 4:30 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: GrowNYC Greening Library

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2015-01-28 2015-01-28 4:30 pm 6:30 pm 40.7138, -74.0054 Tue, 25 Nov 2014 16:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[New York Rollin' Knicks Wheelchair Basketball Open Gym]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/28/new-york-rollin-knicks-wheelchair-basketball-open-gym http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/28/new-york-rollin-knicks-wheelchair-basketball-open-gym Date: January 28, 2015

Wheelchair basketball is similar to regular basketball but is played in a wheelchair. Particpants must be physically disabled, adults or seniors, and able to play in a sports wheelchair. There are available sports wheelchairs for use at the recreation center.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 293-5934

Location: West Bronx Recreation Center

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X261 West Bronx Recreation Center 2015-01-28 2015-01-28 6:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.8441, -73.9188 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:48 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Bollywood Cardio Dance]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/28/shape-up-nyc-bollywood-cardio-dance http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/28/shape-up-nyc-bollywood-cardio-dance Date: January 28, 2015

Join Shape Up NYC's free Bolly X classes.

Bolly X is a high in tensity Bollywood cardio dance workout.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 927-1563

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

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M099 J. Hood Wright Park 2015-01-28 2015-01-28 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.8469, -73.9399 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:22 EST
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/29/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/29/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: January 29, 2015

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

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

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.

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2015-01-29 2015-01-29 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.8606, -73.9338 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5395c8d750ccf.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:38 EST
<![CDATA[2nd Whimsical Winter Wonder...Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/29/whimsical-winter-wonderexhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/29/whimsical-winter-wonderexhibition Date: January 29, 2015

The Poe Park Visitor Center is proud to announce our second year of Whimsical Winter Wonder.

Through paintings, photography, sculpture and various other mediums, fourteen established and emerging artists express their interpretation of winter, wonder and whimsy. This exhibition will charm and delight, even the youngest of art aficionados. Don't miss the show

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 2015-01-29 2015-01-29 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/547f36502d998.jpg Wed, 03 Dec 2014 12:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Exhibition: The Migration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/29/exhibition-the-migration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/29/exhibition-the-migration Date: January 29, 2015

NYC Parks’ Ebony Society invites you to celebrate Black History Month with the Arsenal Gallery exhibition The Migration.

In the midst of tremendous upheaval—two world wars and the Great Depression—a vast movement of people, some 6 million African American descendants of the Antebellum South, fled the racial segregation and discrimination of Jim Crow laws for northern and western U.S. cities. The “Great Migration,” as it is commonly termed, caused a seismic societal demographic shift and left an indelible mark on the urbanization of America. Twenty-two artists share their interpretations of this historical epoch and its impact.

Closed holidays

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 2015-01-29 2015-01-29 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 Tue, 23 Dec 2014 15:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Art In the Garden: Paul Lin & Botanical Therapeutic Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/29/art-in-the-garden-paul-lin-botanical-therapeutic-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/29/art-in-the-garden-paul-lin-botanical-therapeutic-art Date: January 29, 2015

Blending fine art and traditional crafts, Lin explores natural materials, transforming them into stunning landscapes and portraits. Watch for news about an art workshop and closing reception in the Spring Calendar and on our website

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-01-29 2015-01-29 9:00 am 4:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Mon, 15 Dec 2014 18:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Stretching, Toning, Relaxation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/29/stretching-toning-relaxation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/29/stretching-toning-relaxation Date: January 29, 2015

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

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

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-01-29 2015-01-29 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:48 EST
<![CDATA[Adaptive Track and Field]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/29/adaptive-track-and-field http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/29/adaptive-track-and-field Date: January 29, 2015

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

Recreation Center membership is required to join.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 293-5934

Location: West Bronx Recreation Center

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X261 West Bronx Recreation Center 2015-01-29 2015-01-29 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8441, -73.9188 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:25 EST
<![CDATA[Intro to Computers for Adults with Disabilities]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/29/intro-to-computers-for-adults-with-disabilities http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/29/intro-to-computers-for-adults-with-disabilities Date: January 29, 2015

Learn computing basics in a friendly, sociable environment! Adults with disabilities of any kind are welcome, as are persons without disabilities.

Join us! Recreation Center membership is required. For more information, visit the Recreation Center Membership Information page.

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 218-2380

Location: McCarren Play Center

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2015-01-29 2015-01-29 11:30 am 12:30 pm 40.7202, -73.951 Fri, 28 Nov 2014 17:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Northern Forts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/29/central-park-tour-northern-forts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/29/central-park-tour-northern-forts Date: January 29, 2015

History buffs will love this tour of key sites in the American Revolution and the War of 1812 and learning about the rich pre-Central Park history of the Harlem Meer and its surrounds.

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

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2015-01-29 2015-01-29 12:00 pm 1:30 pm 40.7968, -73.9515 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/530fede1b969d.jpg Thu, 11 Dec 2014 17:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Riding the Waves Exhibit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/29/open-house-ny-riding-the-waves-exhibit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/29/open-house-ny-riding-the-waves-exhibit Date: January 29, 2015

The new Lenape Gallery at Conference House Park Visitor Center presents Riding the Waves, a new exhibit of the Museum of Maritime Navigation and Communication. The premiere exhibit will feature select pieces from the collection of the museum's founder, Mr. Samir Farag. The exhibit will run through January 2015.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 227-1403

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2015-01-29 2015-01-29 1:00 pm 40.5026, -74.2518 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/546f6a6e167c1.jpg Fri, 21 Nov 2014 12:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Learn To Draw]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/29/learn-to-draw http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/29/learn-to-draw Date: January 29, 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 2015-01-29 2015-01-29 1:30 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Tue, 23 Dec 2014 13:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Wheelchair Basketball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/29/wheelchair-basketball1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/29/wheelchair-basketball1 Date: January 29, 2015

Compete in wheelchair basketball at McCarren, whether you're experienced or new at the sport. It's challenging, fast-paced and exciting.

Both disabled and able-bodied athletes are welcome. The program is for adults 18 and up. Recreation Center membership is required.

For more information, email Laura.Nunez@parks.nyc.gov.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 218-2380

Location: McCarren Play Center

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2015-01-29 2015-01-29 8:00 pm 9:30 pm 40.7202, -73.951 Fri, 28 Nov 2014 17:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[2nd Whimsical Winter Wonder...Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/30/whimsical-winter-wonderexhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/30/whimsical-winter-wonderexhibition Date: January 30, 2015

The Poe Park Visitor Center is proud to announce our second year of Whimsical Winter Wonder.

Through paintings, photography, sculpture and various other mediums, fourteen established and emerging artists express their interpretation of winter, wonder and whimsy. This exhibition will charm and delight, even the youngest of art aficionados. Don't miss the show

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 2015-01-30 2015-01-30 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/547f36502d998.jpg Tue, 23 Dec 2014 13:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Art In the Garden: Paul Lin & Botanical Therapeutic Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/30/art-in-the-garden-paul-lin-botanical-therapeutic-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/30/art-in-the-garden-paul-lin-botanical-therapeutic-art Date: January 30, 2015

Blending fine art and traditional crafts, Lin explores natural materials, transforming them into stunning landscapes and portraits. Watch for news about an art workshop and closing reception in the Spring Calendar and on our website

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-01-30 2015-01-30 9:00 am 4:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Mon, 15 Dec 2014 18:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Exhibition: The Migration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/30/exhibition-the-migration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/30/exhibition-the-migration Date: January 30, 2015

NYC Parks’ Ebony Society invites you to celebrate Black History Month with the Arsenal Gallery exhibition The Migration.

In the midst of tremendous upheaval—two world wars and the Great Depression—a vast movement of people, some 6 million African American descendants of the Antebellum South, fled the racial segregation and discrimination of Jim Crow laws for northern and western U.S. cities. The “Great Migration,” as it is commonly termed, caused a seismic societal demographic shift and left an indelible mark on the urbanization of America. Twenty-two artists share their interpretations of this historical epoch and its impact.

Closed holidays

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 2015-01-30 2015-01-30 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 Tue, 23 Dec 2014 15:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Sit Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/30/sit-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/30/sit-aerobics Date: January 30, 2015

A seated exercise class that raises the heart rate and improves balance, with minimal impact on joints. For adults and seniors.

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 771-2787

Location: St. Johns Recreation Center

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2015-01-30 2015-01-30 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.6735, -73.9348 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:36 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Mind Body Fusion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/30/shapeup-nyc-mind-body-fusion http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/30/shapeup-nyc-mind-body-fusion Date: January 30, 2015

Get your blood flowing. Join a Shape Up NYC trained instructor for cardio-yoga fusion workout designed to help both your mind and body

Burn calories, reduce holiday stress, and work out thoses muscle kinks.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (646) 645-8446

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2015-01-30 2015-01-30 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.5026, -74.2518 Wed, 03 Dec 2014 10:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Adapted Swim Program for People with Disabilities at Roy Wilkins Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/30/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities4 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/30/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities4 Date: January 30, 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 2015-01-30 2015-01-30 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.6881, -73.7701 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:21 EST
<![CDATA[Adapted Swim Program for People with Disabilities at Metropolitan Pool & Fitness Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/30/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/30/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities2 Date: January 30, 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 2015-01-30 2015-01-30 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.715, -73.9603 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:19 EST
<![CDATA[Adapted Swim Programs for People with Disabilities at Hansborough Pool & Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/30/adapted-swim-programs-for-people-with-disabilities http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/30/adapted-swim-programs-for-people-with-disabilities Date: January 30, 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 2015-01-30 2015-01-30 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.8128, -73.9393 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:22 EST
<![CDATA[Seasonal Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/30/seasonal-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/30/seasonal-crafts Date: January 30, 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 2015-01-30 2015-01-30 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:15 EST
<![CDATA[Adapted Swim Program for People with Disabilities at Asser Levy Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/30/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/30/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities Date: January 30, 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 2015-01-30 2015-01-30 3:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7361, -73.9757 Mon, 08 Dec 2014 13:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Adapted Swim Program for People with Disabilities at St. Mary's Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/30/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/30/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities3 Date: January 30, 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 2015-01-30 2015-01-30 3:45 pm 5:00 pm 40.8108, -73.9147 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:20 EST
<![CDATA[Adapted Swim Program for People with Disabilities at Flushing Meadows Corona Park Aquatics Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/30/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/30/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities1 Date: January 30, 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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2015-01-30 2015-01-30 5:30 pm 6:30 pm 40.7516, -73.8372 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:19 EST
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/31/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/31/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: January 31, 2015

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

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

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.

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2015-01-31 2015-01-31 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.8606, -73.9338 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5395c8d750ccf.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:38 EST
<![CDATA[Van Cortlandt Track Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/31/van-cortlandt-track-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/31/van-cortlandt-track-club Date: January 31, 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:

Contact phone:

Location: Van Cortlandt Stadium (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2015-01-31 2015-01-31 8:00 am 40.888, -73.8968 Tue, 23 Dec 2014 13:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[2nd Whimsical Winter Wonder...Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/31/whimsical-winter-wonderexhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/31/whimsical-winter-wonderexhibition Date: January 31, 2015

The Poe Park Visitor Center is proud to announce our second year of Whimsical Winter Wonder.

Through paintings, photography, sculpture and various other mediums, fourteen established and emerging artists express their interpretation of winter, wonder and whimsy. This exhibition will charm and delight, even the youngest of art aficionados. Don't miss the show

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 2015-01-31 2015-01-31 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/547f36502d998.jpg Wed, 03 Dec 2014 12:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Zumba]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/31/zumba http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/31/zumba Date: January 31, 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 2015-01-31 2015-01-31 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:59 EST
<![CDATA[Art In the Garden: Paul Lin & Botanical Therapeutic Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/31/art-in-the-garden-paul-lin-botanical-therapeutic-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/31/art-in-the-garden-paul-lin-botanical-therapeutic-art Date: January 31, 2015

Blending fine art and traditional crafts, Lin explores natural materials, transforming them into stunning landscapes and portraits. Watch for news about an art workshop and closing reception in the Spring Calendar and on our website

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-01-31 2015-01-31 9:00 am 4:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Mon, 15 Dec 2014 18:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Health and Race Walking]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/31/health-and-race-walking http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/31/health-and-race-walking Date: January 31, 2015

Moderate to brisk walks led by the NY Walkers Club for people 18 years and older of all abilities. This low-impact fitness program is perfect for those who want to get in shape, build muscle tone, strength and increase cardiovascular health while enjoying Central Park's beautiful landscapes. Clinics are held every Saturday morning from 9:30am-11:00am at the North Meadow Recreation Center. Free. No pre-registration required and open to all abilities.

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

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 348-4867

Location: North Meadow Recreation Center (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-01-31 2015-01-31 9:30 am 11:00 am 40.7911, -73.9597 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/546cfae71f144.jpg Wed, 19 Nov 2014 17:00:03 EST