NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2014 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://www.nycgovparks.org/sub_things_to_do/upcoming_events/events_search.php NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Wed, 26 Nov 2014 20:29:07 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[Winter Hearth Stories]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/01/11/winter-hearth-stories http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/01/11/winter-hearth-stories Date: January 11, 2014

Come gather in the warmth of the Greenbelt Nature Center and hear stories about the season of frost. Weather permitting we will take a short walk outside to experience the wonders of winter. We will warm up by making a seasonal craft and sipping hot chocolate. This program is suitable for ages 4-8 with an adult chaperone.

Registration and pre-payment required.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2014-01-11 2014-01-11 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.5884, -74.1391 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:53 EST
<![CDATA[Winter Workspace Workshop: Papermaking from Your Backyard]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/01/11/winter-workspace-workshop-papermaking-from-your-backyard http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/01/11/winter-workspace-workshop-papermaking-from-your-backyard Date: January 11, 2014

Gain insight into Winter Workspace artist Aron Louis Cohen’s creative process and explore the winter landscape as a source of inspiration.

The artist gives an introduction to making paper in your home from the plants around you. Learn which plants are suitable for growing or gathering, how to process them, and the basics of sheet forming.

Each participant will take home their own handmade paper.

Art materials are provided unless otherwise noted. Workshops are open to all visitors ages 12 and over when accompanied by an adult.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200 x251

Location: Glyndor Gallery (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2014-01-11 2014-01-11 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.8989, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52bc560d7ea7b.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:53 EST
<![CDATA[A Reading of Stories and Poems by Edgar Allan Poe]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/01/11/stories-and-poems-of-edgar-allan-poestaten-island-outloud http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/01/11/stories-and-poems-of-edgar-allan-poestaten-island-outloud Date: January 11, 2014

Staten IslandOutLoud joins Poe Visitor Center for The Big Read, featuring stories and poems by Edgar Allan Poe.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-01-11 2014-01-11 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:44 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: West Side Stories]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/01/11/central-park-tour-west-side-stories http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/01/11/central-park-tour-west-side-stories Date: January 11, 2014

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

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

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M010 Central Park 2014-01-11 2014-01-11 2:00 pm 3:15 pm 40.782, -73.9714 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51d70601d1d92.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:45 EST
<![CDATA[History In Your Hands: Flax to Linen]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/01/11/history-in-your-hands-flax-to-linen http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/01/11/history-in-your-hands-flax-to-linen Date: January 11, 2014

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 789-2822 x301

Location: Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-01-11 2014-01-11 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6643, -73.9639 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/537519d8d5698.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:58 EST
<![CDATA[Celebrate Edgar Allan Poe: The Raven Performance]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/01/11/celebrate-edgar-allan-poethe-raven-performance http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/01/11/celebrate-edgar-allan-poethe-raven-performance Date: January 11, 2014

Constance Cooper, keyboards and voice, and Andrea Clinton, mime, return to The Poe Visitor Center on Saturday, January 11 at 3:15 p.m. to repeat their performance of "The Raven" by Edgar Allan Poe.

Start time: 3:15 pm

End time: 3:45 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-01-11 2014-01-11 3:15 pm 3:45 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:30 EST
<![CDATA[Tavern Concerts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/01/11/tavern-concerts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/01/11/tavern-concerts Date: January 11, 2014

It's Tavern time!

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

There will be warm fires and lots of laughter!

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 351-1611 x281

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

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R013 LaTourette Park & Golf Course 2014-01-11 2014-01-11 6:00 pm 40.5698, -74.1448 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:16 EST
<![CDATA[Family Fun Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/01/12/family-fun-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/01/12/family-fun-day Date: January 12, 2014

There will be table tennis games for all ages and experience levels, including beginners. Don't know how to play or need to improve your game? Coaches will be available to teach lessons.

Food will be served. Arts and crafts will also be available for the children.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 667-3545

Location: Greenbelt Recreation Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2014-01-12 2014-01-12 8:00 am 3:00 pm 40.5926, -74.1358 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:30 EST
<![CDATA[Whimsical Winter Wonderland exhibit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/01/12/whimsical-winter-wonderland-exhibit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/01/12/whimsical-winter-wonderland-exhibit Date: January 12, 2014

Sixteen emerging and established artists interpret a Whimsical Winter Wonderland.

These American and international artists’ works will charm and delight the spirit of the child or the child within.

Curated by Lucy Aponte and Laura Alvarez.

Due to popular demand, it has been extended to February 22, with the closing exhibition on that date, from 1:00 p.m.-3:30 p.m.

Please note: The gallery is closed on Sundays, Mondays and holidays.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-01-12 2014-01-12 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/529f4213e26e9.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:50 EST
<![CDATA[MulchFest 2014]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/01/12/mulchfest-2014 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/01/12/mulchfest-2014 Date: January 12, 2014

Bring your holiday tree to a designated city park to be recycled into mulch that will nourish plantings across the city! Remember to remove all lights and ornaments before bringing the tree to a MulchFest site. There are sites in dozens of parks across the five boroughs. Times vary by location.

Check out the MulchFest webpage for more information and locations.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: New York City

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2014-01-12 2014-01-12 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.7133, -74.007 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:41 EST
<![CDATA[Electronic Waste Recycling Event]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/01/12/electronic-waste-recycling-event http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/01/12/electronic-waste-recycling-event Date: January 12, 2014

Join us for the 11th Annual "After the Holidays" E-waste Event at QBG in partnership with the Lower East Side Ecology Center. It's the perfect way to responsibly dispose of all of your unwanted or broken gadgets. Help us meet their goal of collecting 100 tons this January by spreading the word to your friends and neighbors! A list of acceptable materials can be found here. For more information contact info@lesecologycenter.org

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden Parking Garden

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2014-01-12 2014-01-12 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.7519, -73.8303 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:20 EST
<![CDATA[Holiday Train Show at The New York Botanical Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/01/12/holiday-train-show-at-the-new-york-botanical-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/01/12/holiday-train-show-at-the-new-york-botanical-garden Date: January 12, 2014

Within the enchanting setting of the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory, large-scale model trains cover a wide variety of ground-a quarter-mile of track, to be specific-and travel over bridges and past replicas of New York landmarks made of plant parts such as nuts, bark, and leaves. Show favorites include the Stature of Liberty, Rockefeller Center, and Brooklyn Bridge. The Artist's Studio provides an insider's look at how the replicas are constructed and, new this year, features a showcase of unique and historic model trains.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 817-8700

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2014-01-12 2014-01-12 10:00 am 7:00 pm 40.8597, -73.8806 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/528cf4f3d9d3f.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:02 EST
<![CDATA[Nature Exploration Hike (moderate)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/01/12/nature-exploration-hike-moderate http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/01/12/nature-exploration-hike-moderate Date: January 12, 2014

Our Urban Park Ranger hiking guides will introduce you to the hidden gems of New York City and places often off limits to the general public. On our hikes, you may explore nature, discover our city’s rich history and diverse culture, or just unplug from the world to clear your head. On this moderately paced hike discover the history and nature of Alley Pond Park. We recommend wearing comfortable shoes or boots, and packing water and a light snack.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Alley Pond Park Adventure Center (in Alley Pond Park)

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2014-01-12 2014-01-12 11:00 am 40.7428, -73.7359 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:44 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/01/12/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/01/12/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour Date: January 12, 2014

Travel from Grand Army Plaza, past the Pond and Gapstow Bridge, and stop at the Dairy on this trip through the southern Park highlights.

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 degrees or heat index above 95 degrees).

Tour dates and times are subject to change without notice.

Note: Groups of seven or more must schedule a custom tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org or (212) 360-2726.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 12:45 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

Location: William Tecumseh Sherman Statue (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-01-12 2014-01-12 12:00 pm 12:45 pm 40.7646, -73.9731 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52a0f1200485b.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:42 EST
<![CDATA[A Park for the People: Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/01/12/a-park-for-the-people-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/01/12/a-park-for-the-people-central-park Date: January 12, 2014

Urban Park Rangers specialize in interpretation of historic turning points, both natural and man-made, in our city’s long history. On this walking tour explore America's first park: Central Park. Learn about the famous landscape architects Olmsted and Vaux and how their Greensward plan revolutionized modern park design.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Strawberry Fields (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-01-12 2014-01-12 1:00 pm 40.7756, -73.9748 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:13 EST
<![CDATA[Emergency Preparedness: Extreme Weather]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/01/12/emergency-preparedness-extreme-weather http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/01/12/emergency-preparedness-extreme-weather Date: January 12, 2014

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 319-7258

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2014-01-12 2014-01-12 1:00 pm 40.8516, -73.8266 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:20 EST
<![CDATA[Recycled & Repurposed Children’s Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/01/12/recycled-repurposed-childrens-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/01/12/recycled-repurposed-childrens-crafts Date: January 12, 2014

Join us in the Education Building at the Queens Botanical Garden where we’ll be making children’s crafts out of recycled and repurposed items.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-01-12 2014-01-12 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:02 EST
<![CDATA[Wave Hill Garden & Conservatory Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/01/12/garden-conservatory-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/01/12/garden-conservatory-highlights-walk Date: January 12, 2014

Join us for an hour-long tour of seasonal garden highlights.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2014-01-12 2014-01-12 2:00 pm 40.8991, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52c5daf628e99.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:42 EST
<![CDATA[Living Green: An Herbalist's Approach to Colds]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/01/12/living-green-an-herbalists-approach-to-colds http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/01/12/living-green-an-herbalists-approach-to-colds Date: January 12, 2014

Indulge yourself in the natural healing practices of herbalism. Join the Greenbelt educators for a presentation of an herbalist's approach to colds. Sample healthy recipes, teas, and tonics while you learn about preventative practices to keep your body healthy. Registration and pre-payment required.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2014-01-12 2014-01-12 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.5884, -74.1391 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:25 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Views From the Past]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/01/12/central-park-tour-views-from-the-past http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/01/12/central-park-tour-views-from-the-past Date: January 12, 2014

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2014-01-12 2014-01-12 2:00 pm 3:15 pm 40.7691, -73.9741 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52a0f3d80ab7e.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:45 EST
<![CDATA[History In Your Hands: Flax to Linen]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/01/12/history-in-your-hands-flax-to-linen http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/01/12/history-in-your-hands-flax-to-linen Date: January 12, 2014

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 789-2822 x301

Location: Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-01-12 2014-01-12 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6643, -73.9639 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/537519d8d5698.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:58 EST
<![CDATA[Whimsical Winter Wonderland exhibit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/01/13/whimsical-winter-wonderland-exhibit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/01/13/whimsical-winter-wonderland-exhibit Date: January 13, 2014

Sixteen emerging and established artists interpret a Whimsical Winter Wonderland.

These American and international artists’ works will charm and delight the spirit of the child or the child within.

Curated by Lucy Aponte and Laura Alvarez.

Due to popular demand, it has been extended to February 22, with the closing exhibition on that date, from 1:00 p.m.-3:30 p.m.

Please note: The gallery is closed on Sundays, Mondays and holidays.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-01-13 2014-01-13 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/529f4213e26e9.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:50 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Belvedere's Kingdom]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/01/13/central-park-tour-belvederes-kingdom http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/01/13/central-park-tour-belvederes-kingdom Date: January 13, 2014

Take a walk around the landscapes dominated by historic Belvedere Castle, situated high atop Vista Rock.

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

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Belvedere Castle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-01-13 2014-01-13 12:00 pm 1:15 pm 40.7793, -73.9691 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52a0f65a3bc85.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:32 EST
<![CDATA[Beginner Hockey Clinic (Registration Full)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/01/13/beginner-hockey-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/01/13/beginner-hockey-clinic Date: January 13, 2014

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

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

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

Please note: Registration is full.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 348-4867

Location: Lasker Pool & Rink (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-01-13 2014-01-13 4:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.7964, -73.9547 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:45 EST
<![CDATA[Whimsical Winter Wonderland exhibit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/01/14/whimsical-winter-wonderland-exhibit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/01/14/whimsical-winter-wonderland-exhibit Date: January 14, 2014

Sixteen emerging and established artists interpret a Whimsical Winter Wonderland.

These American and international artists’ works will charm and delight the spirit of the child or the child within.

Curated by Lucy Aponte and Laura Alvarez.

Due to popular demand, it has been extended to February 22, with the closing exhibition on that date, from 1:00 p.m.-3:30 p.m.

Please note: The gallery is closed on Sundays, Mondays and holidays.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-01-14 2014-01-14 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/529f4213e26e9.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:50 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Mid-Park Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/01/14/central-park-tour-midpark-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/01/14/central-park-tour-midpark-welcome-tour Date: January 14, 2014

Explore the park’s central features, including the Lake and Ramble woodland, then marvel at the views from Belvedere Castle.

Route involves many hills, stairs, and uneven paths. 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).

Tour dates and times are subject to change without notice.

Note: Groups of seven or more must schedule a custom tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org or (212) 360-2726.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 12:45 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Alexander von Humboldt statue (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-01-14 2014-01-14 12:00 pm 12:45 pm 40.7794, -73.9734 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52a0ef6d32ff7.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:37 EST
<![CDATA[Abs Workout]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/01/14/abs-work-out http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/01/14/abs-work-out Date: January 14, 2014

Exercise workout focusing on abs, especially strength training your core

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-01-14 2014-01-14 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:14 EST
<![CDATA[Meditation Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/01/14/meditation-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/01/14/meditation-class Date: January 14, 2014

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 1:45 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-01-14 2014-01-14 1:00 pm 1:45 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:28 EST
<![CDATA[Concepts and Construction of Sub-Irrigated Planters]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/01/14/concepts-and-construction-of-subirrigated-planters http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/01/14/concepts-and-construction-of-subirrigated-planters Date: January 14, 2014

Sub-Irrigated Planters (SIPs) are a very practical way to plant with many benefits, especially if you have limited green space or water access! Join us to learn about different kinds of SIPs, and construct a small one of your own!

For the construction part of the workshop, please bring a 2 liter plastic soda/drink bottle with you to the workshop.

Grow to Learn registered schools will receive growing medium and a few seeds for the SIP, while supplies last.

Grow to Learn registered schools only may request soil, compost, and lumber for spring delivery.

Please RSVP for this workshop.

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 788-8073

Location: New Settlement Community Center

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2014-01-14 2014-01-14 5:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.8424, -73.9162 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:06 EST
<![CDATA[Wheelchair Basketball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/01/14/wheelchair-basketball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/01/14/wheelchair-basketball Date: January 14, 2014

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

Recreation Center membership is required to participate.

Start time: 7:45 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 353-7853

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

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2014-01-14 2014-01-14 7:45 pm 9:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8344 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:49 EST
<![CDATA[Whimsical Winter Wonderland exhibit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/01/15/whimsical-winter-wonderland-exhibit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/01/15/whimsical-winter-wonderland-exhibit Date: January 15, 2014

Sixteen emerging and established artists interpret a Whimsical Winter Wonderland.

These American and international artists’ works will charm and delight the spirit of the child or the child within.

Curated by Lucy Aponte and Laura Alvarez.

Due to popular demand, it has been extended to February 22, with the closing exhibition on that date, from 1:00 p.m.-3:30 p.m.

Please note: The gallery is closed on Sundays, Mondays and holidays.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-01-15 2014-01-15 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/529f4213e26e9.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:50 EST
<![CDATA[Knitting & Crocheting for Beginners]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/01/15/knitting-crocheting-for-beginners http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/01/15/knitting-crocheting-for-beginners Date: January 15, 2014

Beginners will learn the basics of knitting or crocheting, including the names of stitches and abbreviations. Learn to read patterns and how to choose the right needles and yarn.

Participants will make sample swatches and then progress to making a scarf or pot holder to take home. (Ages 10-Adult)

Bring your own supplies.

Knitting: worsted yarn and #8 needles.

Crocheting: worsted yarn and H crochet hook.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-01-15 2014-01-15 9:00 am 10:30 am 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:21 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: F.I.S.T.]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/01/15/shape-up-nyc-fist http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/01/15/shape-up-nyc-fist Date: January 15, 2014

This Fitness Interval & Strength Training (F.I.S.T.) class is a full body workout that focuses on core movements, strength and cardio training. The class is open to adults and seniors and no registration is required.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

Location: Mcdonald Playground (in McDonald Playground)

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B244 McDonald Playground 2014-01-15 2014-01-15 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.6006, -73.972 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:25 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Tavern & Its Green]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/01/15/central-park-tour-tavern-its-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/01/15/central-park-tour-tavern-its-green Date: January 15, 2014

Discover the parade ground that became the Sheep Meadow and sheepfold that became a world famous restaurant, then explore the Children’s District and the Mall with its statues and majestic stand of American Elms.

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

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

Location: Giuseppe Mazzini statue (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-01-15 2014-01-15 12:00 pm 1:15 pm 40.7728, -73.9768 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52a0f65a3bc85.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:43 EST
<![CDATA[After School Ice Skating (Registration Full)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/01/15/after-school-ice-skating http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/01/15/after-school-ice-skating Date: January 15, 2014

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

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

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

Please note: Registration is full.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 348-4867

Location: Lasker Pool & Rink (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-01-15 2014-01-15 4:00 pm 4:30 pm 40.7964, -73.9547 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:28 EST
<![CDATA[GreenThumb Workshop: Grant Writing (Bylaws and Articles of Incorporation)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/01/15/greenthumb-workshop-grant-writing-bylaws-and-articles-of-incorporation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/01/15/greenthumb-workshop-grant-writing-bylaws-and-articles-of-incorporation Date: January 15, 2014

Learn how to apply for individual grants for your garden group, and learn more about the elements of a winning grant.

Gardeners will focus on the key sections of successful proposals, and will understand the diversity of the funding community and how to respond to various guidelines.

Learn the difference between Bylaws and Articles of Incorporation, though complementary and both important documents, it is important to know and understand that Bylaws and Articles of Incorporation serve very different functions. Learn the difference between the them and how applying for grants can be an excellent opportunity for gardeners and partners to discuss the vision of their community gardens or open space.

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 788-8070

Location: GreenThumb Office

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2014-01-15 2014-01-15 5:30 pm 7:00 pm 40.7138, -74.0054 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:49 EST
<![CDATA[NYC Compost Project hosted by Queens Botanical Garden: Teacher Wormshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/01/15/nyc-compost-project-hosted-by-queens-botanical-garden-teacher-wormshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/01/15/nyc-compost-project-hosted-by-queens-botanical-garden-teacher-wormshop Date: January 15, 2014

Discover the benefits of composting with a worm bin in your classroom. This excellent hands-on and inquiry-based activity teaches kids biology, recycling, and responsibility. Learn great facts about earthworms, how to set up a worm bin, and how to maintain the system effectively. Registration is required; email compost@queensbotanical.org or call (718) 539-5296.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 539-5296

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-01-15 2014-01-15 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52b49bde22696.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:49 EST
<![CDATA[Edgar Allan Poe Reading]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/01/15/edgar-allan-poe-reading http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/01/15/edgar-allan-poe-reading Date: January 15, 2014

Angel Hernandez, Society Educator will celebrate Edgar Allan Poe's 205th birthday with an illustrated presentation and short reading of one of Poe's works written in his last home, Poe Cottage.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-01-15 2014-01-15 6:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:20 EST
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: African-American Art at the Museum of Modern Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/01/15/arts-culture-fun-africanamerican-art-at-the-museum-of-modern-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/01/15/arts-culture-fun-africanamerican-art-at-the-museum-of-modern-art Date: January 15, 2014

Get expert insight on the Museum of Modern Art's collection!

Rebecca Goyette, a MoMA educator, will lead an interactive talk about modern and contemporary African American artists from the museum’s collection. The illustrated talk will feature artists such as Romare Bearden, Jacob Lawrence and Kara Walker.

Space is limited. Please reserve your seat by emailing artsculturefun@parks.nyc.gov or calling (212) 234-9607.

This event is FREE and open to the public.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 234-9607

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

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M014 Jackie Robinson Park 2014-01-15 2014-01-15 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.8242, -73.9425 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52a9d7be27369.JPG Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:39 EST
<![CDATA[Whimsical Winter Wonderland exhibit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/01/16/whimsical-winter-wonderland-exhibit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/01/16/whimsical-winter-wonderland-exhibit Date: January 16, 2014

Sixteen emerging and established artists interpret a Whimsical Winter Wonderland.

These American and international artists’ works will charm and delight the spirit of the child or the child within.

Curated by Lucy Aponte and Laura Alvarez.

Due to popular demand, it has been extended to February 22, with the closing exhibition on that date, from 1:00 p.m.-3:30 p.m.

Please note: The gallery is closed on Sundays, Mondays and holidays.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-01-16 2014-01-16 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/529f4213e26e9.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:50 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Stretching, Toning, Relaxation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/01/16/stretching-toning-relaxation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/01/16/stretching-toning-relaxation Date: January 16, 2014

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

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

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-01-16 2014-01-16 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:46 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Views From the Past]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/01/16/central-park-tour-views-from-the-past http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/01/16/central-park-tour-views-from-the-past Date: January 16, 2014

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2014-01-16 2014-01-16 12:00 pm 1:15 pm 40.7691, -73.9741 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52a0f3d80ab7e.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:45 EST
<![CDATA[Garden Walk: Toscanini's Trees]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/01/16/garden-walk-toscaninis-trees http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/01/16/garden-walk-toscaninis-trees Date: January 16, 2014

Bundle up for a brisk winter walk with Horticultural Interpreter Charles Day to see some favorite trees from Toscanini’s tenure here.

This walk repeats January 18.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2014-01-16 2014-01-16 2:00 pm 40.8987, -73.9125 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:45 EST
<![CDATA[Whimsical Winter Wonderland exhibit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/01/17/whimsical-winter-wonderland-exhibit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/01/17/whimsical-winter-wonderland-exhibit Date: January 17, 2014

Sixteen emerging and established artists interpret a Whimsical Winter Wonderland.

These American and international artists’ works will charm and delight the spirit of the child or the child within.

Curated by Lucy Aponte and Laura Alvarez.

Due to popular demand, it has been extended to February 22, with the closing exhibition on that date, from 1:00 p.m.-3:30 p.m.

Please note: The gallery is closed on Sundays, Mondays and holidays.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-01-17 2014-01-17 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/529f4213e26e9.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:51 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Pilates]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/01/17/shape-up-nyc-pilates http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/01/17/shape-up-nyc-pilates Date: January 17, 2014

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-01-17 2014-01-17 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/528134f69ac11.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:27 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: West Side Stories]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/01/17/central-park-tour-west-side-stories http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/01/17/central-park-tour-west-side-stories Date: January 17, 2014

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

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

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M010 Central Park 2014-01-17 2014-01-17 12:00 pm 1:15 pm 40.782, -73.9714 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51d70601d1d92.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:45 EST
<![CDATA[Writing Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/01/17/writing-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/01/17/writing-workshop Date: January 17, 2014

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

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-01-17 2014-01-17 1:30 pm 3:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:55 EST
<![CDATA[Short Story Fiction/Non-Fiction Writing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/01/17/short-story-fictionnonfiction-writing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/01/17/short-story-fictionnonfiction-writing Date: January 17, 2014

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

This class is for adults.

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-01-17 2014-01-17 1:30 pm 3:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:33 EST
<![CDATA[Adaptive Swim]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/01/17/adaptive-swim http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/01/17/adaptive-swim Date: January 17, 2014

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

To register, please call the Citywide Aquatics office at 718-760-6969 ext. 0.

Recreation Center membership is required to participate.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 234-9603

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

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M131 Hansborough Recreation Center 2014-01-17 2014-01-17 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.8128, -73.9393 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:24 EST
<![CDATA[Adapted Aquatics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/01/17/adapted-aquatics1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/01/17/adapted-aquatics1 Date: January 17, 2014

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

To register, please call our Citywide Aquatics office at 718-760-6969 ext. 0.

Recreation Center membership is required to participate.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-760-6969 ext. 0

Location: Metropolitan Recreation Center

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B085 Metropolitan Recreation Center 2014-01-17 2014-01-17 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.7151, -73.9605 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:16 EST
<![CDATA[Seasonal Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/01/17/seasonal-crafts1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/01/17/seasonal-crafts1 Date: January 17, 2014

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-01-17 2014-01-17 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:17 EST
<![CDATA[After School Ice Skating (Registration Full)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/01/17/after-school-ice-skating http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/01/17/after-school-ice-skating Date: January 17, 2014

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

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

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

Please note: Registration is full.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 348-4867

Location: Lasker Pool & Rink (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-01-17 2014-01-17 4:00 pm 4:30 pm 40.7964, -73.9547 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:28 EST
<![CDATA[Adapted Aquatics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/01/17/adapted-aquatics2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/01/17/adapted-aquatics2 Date: January 17, 2014

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

To register, please call our Citywide Aquatics office at 718-760-6969 ext. 0.

Recreation Center membership is required.

Start time: 4:30 pm

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-760-6969 ext. 0

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

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2014-01-17 2014-01-17 4:30 pm 5:30 pm 40.8108, -73.9147 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:17 EST
<![CDATA[Adapted Aquatics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/01/17/adapted-aquatics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/01/17/adapted-aquatics Date: January 17, 2014

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

To register, please call the Citywide Aquatics office at 718-760-6969 ext. 0.

Recreation Center membership is required.

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 271-7572

Location: Flushing Meadows Corona Park Aquatics Center

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2014-01-17 2014-01-17 5:30 pm 6:30 pm 40.7516, -73.8372 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:16 EST
<![CDATA[Jingle Bell Rock Holiday Dance]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/01/17/jingle-bell-rock http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/01/17/jingle-bell-rock Date: January 17, 2014

Join us in bringing in the New Year with our Jingle Bell Rock holiday dance.

From 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. there wll be a Member Winter appreciation hour for members of Greenbelt Recreation Center, in which appetizers and refreshments will be served. Please RSVP for this section of the evening by Wednesday, January 15 by calling (718) 667-3545.

Dance floor opens to all, including those who are not members of the recreation center, from 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 667-3545

Location: Greenbelt Recreation Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2014-01-17 2014-01-17 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.5926, -74.1358 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:18 EST
<![CDATA[Greenmarket at Grand Army Plaza]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/01/18/greenmarket-at-grand-army-plaza http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/01/18/greenmarket-at-grand-army-plaza Date: January 18, 2014

At what other market can you do all your food shopping, sample local wine, and take walk in Prospect Park? Open since 1989, Grand Army Plaza is the flagship Brooklyn market.

EBT/Food Stamps and WIC & Senior FMNP coupons accepted year-round.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Grand Army Plaza

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B040 Grand Army Plaza 2014-01-18 2014-01-18 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.6735, -73.9701 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52c7206a84855.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:48 EST
<![CDATA[Whimsical Winter Wonderland exhibit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/01/18/whimsical-winter-wonderland-exhibit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/01/18/whimsical-winter-wonderland-exhibit Date: January 18, 2014

Sixteen emerging and established artists interpret a Whimsical Winter Wonderland.

These American and international artists’ works will charm and delight the spirit of the child or the child within.

Curated by Lucy Aponte and Laura Alvarez.

Due to popular demand, it has been extended to February 22, with the closing exhibition on that date, from 1:00 p.m.-3:30 p.m.

Please note: The gallery is closed on Sundays, Mondays and holidays.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-01-18 2014-01-18 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/529f4213e26e9.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:51 EST
<![CDATA[Knitting & Crocheting for Beginners]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/01/18/knitting-crocheting-for-beginners http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/01/18/knitting-crocheting-for-beginners Date: January 18, 2014

Beginners will learn the basics of knitting or crocheting, including the names of stitches and abbreviations. Learn to read patterns and how to choose the right needles and yarn.

Participants will make sample swatches and then progress to making a scarf or pot holder to take home. (Ages 10-Adult)

Bring your own supplies.

Knitting: worsted yarn and #8 needles.

Crocheting: worsted yarn and H crochet hook.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-01-18 2014-01-18 9:00 am 10:30 am 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:21 EST
<![CDATA[Crochet Two-Color Easy Open Mesh Beach/Market Bag]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/01/18/crochet-twocolor-easy-open-mesh-beachmarket-bag http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/01/18/crochet-twocolor-easy-open-mesh-beachmarket-bag Date: January 18, 2014

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

Supplies needed:

  • #4 (Worsted Wt.) 100% cotton yarn (1 skein color A; 1 skein color B)
  • #J crochet hook

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-01-18 2014-01-18 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:10 EST
<![CDATA[Winter Wonderland Hike]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/01/18/winter-wonderland-hike http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/01/18/winter-wonderland-hike Date: January 18, 2014

Join the Greenbelt Nature Center staff for a walk along the trails of the central Greenbelt. Search for animal tracks, squirrel drays, woodpecker holes, and other signs that animals are active, even in winter. We will walk for a least 90 minutes, conditions permitting. This program is suitable for ages 8 and up and is sponsored by City Councilwoman Debi Rose. Free program. Registration required.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2014-01-18 2014-01-18 10:00 am 11:30 am 40.5884, -74.1391 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:53 EST
<![CDATA[Exploring Our Climate]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/01/18/exploring-our-climate http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/01/18/exploring-our-climate Date: January 18, 2014

Understanding our climate helps us prepare our city for a more sustainable future. Our Urban Park Rangers will introduce you to these important scientific concepts that will help you prepare for the future. Our climate programs explore topics like climate change, global warming and concepts of sustainability. .

Start time: 11:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Belvedere Castle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-01-18 2014-01-18 11:00 am 40.7793, -73.9691 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:26 EST
<![CDATA[ESL Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/01/18/esl-class1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/01/18/esl-class1 Date: January 18, 2014

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

New students take placement test at 12 p.m.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-01-18 2014-01-18 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:22 EST
<![CDATA[Introduction to Bird Watching]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/01/18/introduction-to-bird-watching http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/01/18/introduction-to-bird-watching Date: January 18, 2014

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

Led by the Brooklyn Brid Club.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-01-18 2014-01-18 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/528136ab90698.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:11 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Cross-Park Promenade]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/01/18/central-park-tour-crosspark-promenade http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/01/18/central-park-tour-crosspark-promenade Date: January 18, 2014

On this east-west walk you will see a hidden bench that tells time, miniature boats powered by the wind, a magnificent sculpture celebrating fresh water, and much more. The route involves a few stairs.

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

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

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

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M010 Central Park 2014-01-18 2014-01-18 12:00 pm 1:30 pm 40.7725, -73.967 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52a0f6c69c8bb.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:34 EST
<![CDATA[Ice Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/01/18/ice-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/01/18/ice-festival Date: January 18, 2014

Celebrate winter and revel in the Park’s beauty as you watch artists from Okamoto Studio carve the Park’s best known architectural gems of Bethesda Terrace into ice sculptures.

Learn about the park’s design and restoration from Conservancy experts, and warm up with hot chocolate!

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-1461

Location: Bethesda Terrace (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-01-18 2014-01-18 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.7741, -73.9709 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5273b620eca0b.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:09 EST
<![CDATA[New York and the American Revolution]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/01/18/new-york-and-the-american-revolution http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/01/18/new-york-and-the-american-revolution Date: January 18, 2014

Urban Park Rangers specialize in interpretation of historic turning points, both natural and manmade, in our city’s long history. On this walking tour learn about the battles, heroes, and British occupation of New York during the American Revolutionary War.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

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

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B032 Fort Greene Park 2014-01-18 2014-01-18 1:00 pm 40.6922, -73.9748 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52af3ae356e0f.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:47 EST
<![CDATA[2014 Poe Birthday Bash: Anne Williams Life & Works of Edgar Allan Poe]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/01/18/anne-williams-life-works-of-edgar-allan-poe http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/01/18/anne-williams-life-works-of-edgar-allan-poe Date: January 18, 2014

Enjoy a moving and dramatic recitation of the life and times of Edgar Allan Poe.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-01-18 2014-01-18 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:30 EST
<![CDATA[Winter Workspace Workshop: CollageColor in the Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/01/18/winter-workspace-workshop-collagecolor-in-the-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/01/18/winter-workspace-workshop-collagecolor-in-the-garden Date: January 18, 2014

Gain insight into Cheryl Molnar’s creative process, and explore the winter landscape as a source of inspiration.

The artist demonstrates how collage can be used to discover the basic principles of color. Then, using found images of plants, flowers, stone and wood, create color combinations for the garden while making mixed-media collages.

Art materials are provided, but you may bring your own magazine clippings. Workshops are open to all visitors ages 12 and over when accompanied by an adult.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200 x251

Location: Glyndor Gallery (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2014-01-18 2014-01-18 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.8989, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52bc634401e93.JPG Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:53 EST
<![CDATA[Garden Walk: Toscanini's Trees]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/01/18/garden-walk-toscaninis-trees http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/01/18/garden-walk-toscaninis-trees Date: January 18, 2014

Bundle up for a brisk winter walk with Horticultural Interpreter Charles Day to see some favorite trees from Toscanini’s tenure here.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2014-01-18 2014-01-18 2:00 pm 40.8987, -73.9125 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:45 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Northern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/01/18/central-park-tour-northern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/01/18/central-park-tour-northern-welcome-tour Date: January 18, 2014

See the park’s northernmost highlights on this walk from Conservatory Garden, along the Harlem Meer and past the North Woods.

Route easy to negotiate, 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).

Tour dates and times are subject to change without notice.

Note: Groups of seven or more must schedule a custom tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org or (212) 360-2726.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 2:45 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2014-01-18 2014-01-18 2:00 pm 2:45 pm 40.7943, -73.9512 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52a0ef96a6454.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:40 EST
<![CDATA[Martin Luther King Jr. Day Discussion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/01/18/martin-luther-king-jr-day-of-service http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/01/18/martin-luther-king-jr-day-of-service Date: January 18, 2014

As part of the New York Council for the Humanities’ Conversations with Kids program, we will be discussing Doreen Rappaport’s book, Martin’s Big Words, and then have a group discussion on one of the world's most influential leaders whose dream changed America, and the world, forever.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 939-0647 x17

Location: Kingsland Homestead

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2014-01-18 2014-01-18 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.7637, -73.824 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52cb022f23a03.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:27 EST