NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2015 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://www.nycgovparks.org/sub_things_to_do/upcoming_events/events_search.php NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Sat, 28 Feb 2015 21:09:58 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[The Orchid Show: Chandeliers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/20/the-orchid-show-chandeliers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/20/the-orchid-show-chandeliers Date: March 20, 2015

The elegance of the orchid in all its myriad forms returns to the New York Botanical Garden this year with an aerial display unlike any other.

Explore an expanded showcase of hanging designs inside the Haupt Conservatory before stepping outside to enjoy a complementary schedule of events and activities. Inspired dance performances, poetry, hands-on orchid care demonstrations, and shopping fill the daylight hours, while the return of our popular Orchid Evenings ensures many memorable celebrations after the sun has set.

Please note: The Garden is open year-round, Tuesday to Sunday, 10 a.m.–6 p.m. (Winter hours: 10 a.m.–5 p.m., mid January–February), and Monday April 6, 2015.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 817-8700

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2015-03-20 2015-03-20 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.8597, -73.8806 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54d10e3534a82.jpg Wed, 04 Feb 2015 18:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Native Ensemble: Artists Chronicle Staten Island's Natural Spaces]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/20/native-ensemble-artists-chronicle-staten-islands-natural-spaces http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/20/native-ensemble-artists-chronicle-staten-islands-natural-spaces Date: March 20, 2015

NYC Parks is pleased to present the exhibition: “Native Ensemble: Artists Chronicle Staten Island’s Natural Spaces”, featuring local Staten Island artists that will run from February 13 – March 29, 2015, with an opening reception on Thursday, February 12th from 7-9 p.m. in the Lenape Gallery at the Conference House Park Visitor Center. The exhibition is curated by Sarah Yuster.

The eight artists featured in the show: David DiLillo, Ann Marie McDonnell, Michael McWeeney, Gail Middleton, Bill Murphy, Kristi Pfister, Melissa West and Sarah Yuster will present inspired 2-D and 3-D works created in a variety of art mediums that explore Staten Island’s natural elements and open spaces in conventional and unconventional techniques. Allusions to the human narrative in these works give way in an effort to shape the poetic and elusive concept of time and nature.

Lenape Gallery hours are Tuesday – Friday 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., and Saturday, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. For additional information please contact Frank Gessner at (718) 227-1463.

Image: Gail Middleton, Raritan Bay: View from the Conference House

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2015-03-20 2015-03-20 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.5026, -74.2518 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54ca6156371aa.jpg Tue, 10 Feb 2015 11:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Tai Chi Class for Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/20/tai-chiadults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/20/tai-chiadults Date: March 20, 2015

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

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-03-20 2015-03-20 11:30 am 12:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:18 EST
<![CDATA[Art, Culture & Fun: Print & Stamp Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/20/art-culture-fun-print-stamp-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/20/art-culture-fun-print-stamp-workshop Date: March 20, 2015

Join us for a DIY print and stamp workshop with the Art Students League’s Sonomi Kobayashi. Using overlooked, everyday objects such as wine corks, paper clips, buttons, rubber bands, foot care cushions (bunion and corn cushions), and bottle caps you will create print blocks and stamps to make multilayered prints and patterns that can be used to enhance journal covers, stationery, fabrics, accessories, and anything else you can think of.

Sonomi Kobayashi is a New York based artist, from Japan. She studied painting, sculpture and printmaking at the Art Students League of New York from which she received a studio certificate in painting. She now works out of her studio in Bushwick, Brooklyn, New York and exhibits frequently in the United States, Japan, and Europe. She received the Will Barnet Grant in Printmaking in 2013, and has done residencies at the Vermont Studio Center, VT, Vytlacil Campas, Sparkill, NY, and Cat'Art Contemporary Art Centre, Sainte Colombe, France. Her work expresses the relationships between humanity, nature, earth and the universe. Viewers often find universality in her paintings which depict the shapes and symbols found in nature.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: 718 485-4633

Location: Brownsville Recreation Center (in Brownsville Playground)

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B270 Brownsville Playground 2015-03-20 2015-03-20 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.6566, -73.902 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54d8f6c6ce733.jpg Fri, 13 Feb 2015 14:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Exhibit: Sacred to the Memory: The 150th Anniversary of the Death of Seabury Tredwell]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/20/exhibition-sacred-to-the-memory-the-150th-anniversary-of-the-death-of-seabury-tredwell http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/20/exhibition-sacred-to-the-memory-the-150th-anniversary-of-the-death-of-seabury-tredwell Date: March 20, 2015

This year marks the 150th anniversary of the death of Seabury Tredwell, the patriarch of the family who lived at 29 East 4th Street for nearly 100 years. Come pay your last respects as we celebrate the life (and commemorate the death) of one of New York’s oldest and most respected merchants.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 777-1089

Location: Merchant's House Museum

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M318 Merchant's House Museum 2015-03-20 2015-03-20 12:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.7277, -73.9923 Thu, 19 Feb 2015 18:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Cardio Toning]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/20/shape-up-nyc-cardio-toning http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/20/shape-up-nyc-cardio-toning Date: March 20, 2015

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-03-20 2015-03-20 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:14 EST
<![CDATA[Adapted Swim Program for People with Disabilities at Roy Wilkins Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/20/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities4 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/20/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities4 Date: March 20, 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 2015-03-20 2015-03-20 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.6881, -73.7701 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:21 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Mind Body Fusion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/20/shapeup-nyc-mind-body-fusion http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/20/shapeup-nyc-mind-body-fusion Date: March 20, 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 2015-03-20 2015-03-20 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.5026, -74.2518 Wed, 03 Dec 2014 10:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Creative Writing Short Stories Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/20/creative-writing-short-stories-fictionnon-fictionadults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/20/creative-writing-short-stories-fictionnon-fictionadults Date: March 20, 2015

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

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-03-20 2015-03-20 1:30 pm 3:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Adapted Swim Program for People with Disabilities at Metropolitan Pool & Fitness Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/20/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/20/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities2 Date: March 20, 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 2015-03-20 2015-03-20 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.715, -73.9603 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:20 EST
<![CDATA[Adapted Swim Programs for People with Disabilities at Hansborough Pool & Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/20/adapted-swim-programs-for-people-with-disabilities http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/20/adapted-swim-programs-for-people-with-disabilities Date: March 20, 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 2015-03-20 2015-03-20 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/2015/03/20/seasonal-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/20/seasonal-crafts Date: March 20, 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 2015-03-20 2015-03-20 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:16 EST
<![CDATA[Adapted Swim Program for People with Disabilities at Asser Levy Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/20/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/20/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities Date: March 20, 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 2015-03-20 2015-03-20 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/2015/03/20/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/20/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities3 Date: March 20, 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 2015-03-20 2015-03-20 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/2015/03/20/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/20/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities1 Date: March 20, 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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2015-03-20 2015-03-20 5:30 pm 6:30 pm 40.7516, -73.8372 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:19 EST
<![CDATA[Film Screening: Arise]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/20/film-screening-arise http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/20/film-screening-arise Date: March 20, 2015

Join us for a local Staten Island screening of the award-winning film, Arise.

Learn the stories of extraordinary women around the world who are working to heal the injustices against the earth. This event is part of the Greenbelt’s Greening the Globe Series, which includes a series of free events that celebrate women’s inspiring efforts towards creating sustainable communities.

There will be a free shuttle bus from the Staten Island ferry terminal to take you to the CSI campus; stay tuned for details. Register here.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: College of Staten Island (CUNY), Performing Arts Center-Recital Hall

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2015-03-20 2015-03-20 6:00 pm 40.6043, -74.1485 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54db9a4f556bb.jpg Wed, 18 Feb 2015 18:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/21/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/21/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: March 21, 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.

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

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

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

Start time: 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 2015-03-21 2015-03-21 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.8606, -73.9338 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5395c8d750ccf.jpg Thu, 26 Feb 2015 17:00:17 EST
<![CDATA[2014 Emerging Artist Fellowship Exhibition at Socrates Sculpture Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/21/eaf14-2014-emerging-artist-fellowship-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/21/eaf14-2014-emerging-artist-fellowship-exhibition Date: March 21, 2015

The annual Emerging Artist Fellowship (EAF) Exhibition is a cornerstone of Socrates Sculpture Park’s visual arts programming and is widely acclaimed for the ambition, breadth, and innovation of the works on view. Featuring fifteen artists, EAF14 is a survey of the compelling and diverse state of sculpture today.

Each EAF14 artist has engaged with the larger narrative of public space in a dynamic and daring way, building upon Socrates Sculpture Park’s goal to present socially aware, inspiring art in the public realm. EAF14 artists were selected through a highly competitive process that attracted a broad field of nearly 300 candidates, reviewed by the park’s curatorial advisors Anne Barlow (Executive Director, Art in General) and Joe Sheftel (Joe Sheftel Gallery, New York). Selected EAF14 artists were awarded a 2014 Emerging Artist Fellowship, including 24/7 access to the park’s outdoor studio and facilities, as well as the financial, technical, and curatorial support to realize his or her most ambitious work possible.

Image credit: Jordan Griska. Dolos. 2014 Emerging Artist Fellowship Exhibition, Socrates Sculpture Park (Queens, 2014). Photo: Nate Dorr.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: Katie Denny Horowitz

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2015-03-21 2015-03-21 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7687, -73.9369 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54b55480939aa.JPG Tue, 13 Jan 2015 18:00:15 EST
<![CDATA[ESL Beginners Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/21/esl-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/21/esl-class Date: March 21, 2015

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-03-21 2015-03-21 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 12 Feb 2015 17:00:09 EST
<![CDATA[Van Cortlandt Track Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/21/van-cortlandt-track-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/21/van-cortlandt-track-club Date: March 21, 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 2015-03-21 2015-03-21 8:00 am 40.888, -73.8968 Thu, 26 Feb 2015 18:00:31 EST
<![CDATA[Greenmarket at Grand Army Plaza]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/21/greenmarket-at-grand-army-plaza http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/21/greenmarket-at-grand-army-plaza Date: March 21, 2015

At what other market can you do all your food shopping, sample local wine and explore Brooklyn's favorite park? Established in 1989, the Grand Army Plaza greenmarket is the flagship Brooklyn market. EBT/Food Stamps and WIC & Senior FMNP coupons accepted year-round.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Grand Army Plaza

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B040 Grand Army Plaza 2015-03-21 2015-03-21 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.6735, -73.9701 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[31st Annual GreenThumb GrowTogether]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/21/31st-annual-greenthumb-growtogether http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/21/31st-annual-greenthumb-growtogether Date: March 21, 2015

You are invited on March 21st to join thousands of community gardeners and greening professionals from all over New York City for a day of learning, sharing, networking and greening inspiration at the 31st Annual GreenThumb GrowTogether! Please pass this information out to the rest of your garden group and anyone else who might be interested. This year’s conference features favorite workshops from past years, as well as exciting new ones, including many hands on workshops for youth gardeners.

Pre-register online HERE

Pre-register before March 13th to guarantee breakfast, lunch, workshop attendance and a t-shirt. If you do not pre-register, you are not guaranteed lunch or a t-shirt.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 788-8070

Location: Hostos Community College

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2015-03-21 2015-03-21 9:00 am 4:00 pm 40.8176, -73.9277 Thu, 29 Jan 2015 16:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: The Lives of Hamilton Fish Art Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/21/arts-culture-fun-the-lives-of-hamilton-fish-art-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/21/arts-culture-fun-the-lives-of-hamilton-fish-art-exhibition Date: March 21, 2015

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

The Arts, Culture & Fun series presents The Lives of Hamilton Fish.

- Art Exhibit March 2 - 31, 2015

- Film Screening March 28, 2015

On January 16, 1936 the deaths of two famous men were printed on the front page of the Peekskill Evening Star. The two men shared the name Hamilton Fish. One was a notorious killer Hamilton "Albert" Fish and the other, Hamilton Fish II, a beloved statesman. This coincidence was discovered by artist Rachel Mason who was inspired to create an opera and feature film called The Lives of Hamilton Fish.

Scenes in the film were shot at historic sites in New York State and amazingly, The Hamilton Fish Recreation Center was completed in 1936, the same year that the two men died. To coincide with the film's New York City debut which will happen in March 2015, The Hamilton Fish Recreation Center will present a special exhibition of Mason's storyboard sketches, props, paintings and research.

In addition to the exhibition, the center will host a screening on Saturday, March 28 at 3:00 p.m.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 387-7687

Location: Hamilton Fish Recreation Center

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2015-03-21 2015-03-21 9:00 am 4:00 pm 40.7198, -73.9818 Thu, 26 Feb 2015 17:00:07 EST
<![CDATA[Art In the Garden: Paul Lin & Botanical Therapeutic Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/21/art-in-the-garden-paul-lin-botanical-therapeutic-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/21/art-in-the-garden-paul-lin-botanical-therapeutic-art Date: March 21, 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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2015-03-21 2015-03-21 9:00 am 4:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Mon, 15 Dec 2014 18:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC Zumba]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/21/zumba http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/21/zumba Date: March 21, 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 2015-03-21 2015-03-21 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:19 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC Body Sculpting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/21/shape-up-nyc-body-sculpting http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/21/shape-up-nyc-body-sculpting Date: March 21, 2015

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-03-21 2015-03-21 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:13 EST
<![CDATA[Seasonal Explorers: Magical March]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/21/seasonal-explorers-magical-march http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/21/seasonal-explorers-magical-march Date: March 21, 2015

Celebrate the start of the spring season by joining the Greenbelt staff for some fun-filled activities, crafts, stories, and hikes (weather permitting). This mini-series will consist of three Saturdays morning sessions and are suitable for ages 5 to 7 years old, accompanied by a chaperone. Join us for one week or all three. Registration and pre-payment required.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 10:45 am

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2015-03-21 2015-03-21 10:00 am 10:45 am 40.5884, -74.1391 Tue, 17 Feb 2015 19:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[ESL Advanced Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/21/esl-advanced http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/21/esl-advanced Date: March 21, 2015

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-03-21 2015-03-21 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 19:00:08 EST
<![CDATA[Arts & Crafts and Games for Kids]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/21/artscraftsgame-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/21/artscraftsgame-day Date: March 21, 2015

Participants will enjoy arts & crafts, sand art, and different games. Appropriate for ages 5 and up.

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 2015-03-21 2015-03-21 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Tue, 20 Jan 2015 16:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Arts, Crafts, and Game Day with Princess for Lifetime]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/21/artscraftsgame-day-with-princess-for-lifetime http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/21/artscraftsgame-day-with-princess-for-lifetime Date: March 21, 2015

Participants will enjoy arts and crafts, as well as games and activities using sand art, paper crafts, and more.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-03-21 2015-03-21 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:42 EST
<![CDATA[The Orchid Show: Chandeliers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/21/the-orchid-show-chandeliers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/21/the-orchid-show-chandeliers Date: March 21, 2015

The elegance of the orchid in all its myriad forms returns to the New York Botanical Garden this year with an aerial display unlike any other.

Explore an expanded showcase of hanging designs inside the Haupt Conservatory before stepping outside to enjoy a complementary schedule of events and activities. Inspired dance performances, poetry, hands-on orchid care demonstrations, and shopping fill the daylight hours, while the return of our popular Orchid Evenings ensures many memorable celebrations after the sun has set.

Please note: The Garden is open year-round, Tuesday to Sunday, 10 a.m.–6 p.m. (Winter hours: 10 a.m.–5 p.m., mid January–February), and Monday April 6, 2015.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 817-8700

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2015-03-21 2015-03-21 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.8597, -73.8806 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54d10e3534a82.jpg Wed, 04 Feb 2015 18:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[ESL Intermediate Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/21/esl-intermediate http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/21/esl-intermediate Date: March 21, 2015

Spanish-speaking adults will learn the basic structure of reading and writing English from a certified ESL instructor.

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-03-21 2015-03-21 11:30 am 12:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 19:00:10 EST
<![CDATA[Exhibit: Sacred to the Memory: The 150th Anniversary of the Death of Seabury Tredwell]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/21/exhibition-sacred-to-the-memory-the-150th-anniversary-of-the-death-of-seabury-tredwell http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/21/exhibition-sacred-to-the-memory-the-150th-anniversary-of-the-death-of-seabury-tredwell Date: March 21, 2015

This year marks the 150th anniversary of the death of Seabury Tredwell, the patriarch of the family who lived at 29 East 4th Street for nearly 100 years. Come pay your last respects as we celebrate the life (and commemorate the death) of one of New York’s oldest and most respected merchants.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 777-1089

Location: Merchant's House Museum

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M318 Merchant's House Museum 2015-03-21 2015-03-21 12:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.7277, -73.9923 Thu, 19 Feb 2015 18:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Introduction to Bird Watching]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/21/introduction-to-bird-watching http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/21/introduction-to-bird-watching Date: March 21, 2015

Look! Up in the sky, it’s a bird! But what kind of bird is it? Join the Prospect Park Alliance to learn about the magnificent array of birds that call Prospect Park home.

Led by the Brooklyn Bird Club.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-03-21 2015-03-21 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:08 EST
<![CDATA[Citizenship Classes for Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/21/citizenship-classes-for-adults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/21/citizenship-classes-for-adults Date: March 21, 2015

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

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-03-21 2015-03-21 12:30 pm 1:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 19:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Fire Making Skills]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/21/fire-making-skills http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/21/fire-making-skills Date: March 21, 2015

Our Urban Park Rangers are skilled in the techniques and development of diverse outdoor skills Learn tips and tricks that will enhance your knowledge of the natural world, and might just save your life.

Fire is mankind's greatest discovery. Learn primitive and modern methods for making fire safely and responsibly while exploring the great outdoors. All programs are family friendly, but are recommended for ages 8 years and older.

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 2015-03-21 2015-03-21 1:00 pm 40.6047, -73.9298 Wed, 24 Dec 2014 18:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Ranger's Choice Nature Photography Urban Parks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/21/rangers-choice-nature-photography-urban-parks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/21/rangers-choice-nature-photography-urban-parks Date: March 21, 2015

Each season we feature some of the Rangers' favorite Weekend Adventure experiences. Bring your camera and get inspired by the powerful images of urban parks in winter.

Registration is required. To register visit www.nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Wednesday, March 11th.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Astoria Park Lawn (in Astoria Park)

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Q004 Astoria Park 2015-03-21 2015-03-21 1:00 pm 40.7787, -73.9231 Mon, 15 Dec 2014 14:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Living with Urban Coyotes]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/21/living-with-urban-coyotes http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/21/living-with-urban-coyotes Date: March 21, 2015

New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife.

Our Urban Park Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in the urban jungle. Learn about the basic biology of these super smart and energetic animals.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 548-0912

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2015-03-21 2015-03-21 1:00 pm 40.8911, -73.894 Tue, 06 Jan 2015 15:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[March Equinox Craft for Kids]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/21/march-equinox-craft-for-kids http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/21/march-equinox-craft-for-kids Date: March 21, 2015

While you enjoy a day at Queens Botanical Garden, be sure to bring the kids over to the QBG Craft Table where we'll be making botanically-themed items! While supplies last; limited to first 30 children.

Schools and groups, please contact schoolprograms@queensbotanical.org.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-03-21 2015-03-21 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54d11302e4618.jpg Wed, 18 Feb 2015 18:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Women's History Month: A Look at Bronx Women in the 17th and 18th Centuries]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/21/a-look-at-early-bronx-woman-free-public-lecture http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/21/a-look-at-early-bronx-woman-free-public-lecture Date: March 21, 2015

What we now know as the Bronx was an unnamed wilderness in the 1600s .

Courageous pioneers, both men and woman, settled here in a time of uncertainty. In celebration of Women’s History Month, Toby Z. Liederman, women’s advocate and coordinator of Anne Hutchinson annual events, will provide a brief story of the women who settled here in the 17th and 18th centuries with their families.

Guests are encouraged to share their own accounts about women in Bronx History.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 881-8900

Location: The Bronx County Archives

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2015-03-21 2015-03-21 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.8784, -73.8797 Wed, 18 Feb 2015 18:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Le Petit Zen Art - Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/21/le-petit-zen-artadults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/21/le-petit-zen-artadults Date: March 21, 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 2015-03-21 2015-03-21 1:30 pm 3:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 04 Dec 2014 11:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Film Screening: Arise]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/21/film-screening-arise http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/21/film-screening-arise Date: March 21, 2015

Join us for a local Staten Island screening of the award-winning film, Arise.

Learn the stories of extraordinary women around the world who are working to heal the injustices against the earth. This event is part of the Greenbelt’s Greening the Globe Series, which includes a series of free events that celebrate women’s inspiring efforts towards creating sustainable communities.

Please register here for this event.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2015-03-21 2015-03-21 2:00 pm 40.5026, -74.2518 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54db9d2cdacf2.jpg Wed, 18 Feb 2015 18:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Paper Arts & Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/21/paper-arts-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/21/paper-arts-crafts Date: March 21, 2015

Participants of all ages have fun creating paper arts and crafts. Projects may include origami, kirigami, decoupage, and collage.

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 2015-03-21 2015-03-21 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Tue, 06 Jan 2015 13:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Remembering Yesterday: Queens and Its World's Fairs]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/21/remembering-yesterday-queens-and-its-worlds-fairs http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/21/remembering-yesterday-queens-and-its-worlds-fairs Date: March 21, 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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2015-03-21 2015-03-21 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.7637, -73.824 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/539f45af106a7.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:08 EST
<![CDATA[The Night Sky]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/21/the-night-sky http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/21/the-night-sky Date: March 21, 2015

Our Urban Park Rangers will be your guides to the solar system, discussing the science, history, and folklore of the universe.

Night Sky programs highlight the history and folklore of the solar system, using the naked eye to locate stars and planets.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2015-03-21 2015-03-21 6:00 pm 40.5026, -74.2518 Wed, 17 Dec 2014 12:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[2014 Emerging Artist Fellowship Exhibition at Socrates Sculpture Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/22/eaf14-2014-emerging-artist-fellowship-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/22/eaf14-2014-emerging-artist-fellowship-exhibition Date: March 22, 2015

The annual Emerging Artist Fellowship (EAF) Exhibition is a cornerstone of Socrates Sculpture Park’s visual arts programming and is widely acclaimed for the ambition, breadth, and innovation of the works on view. Featuring fifteen artists, EAF14 is a survey of the compelling and diverse state of sculpture today.

Each EAF14 artist has engaged with the larger narrative of public space in a dynamic and daring way, building upon Socrates Sculpture Park’s goal to present socially aware, inspiring art in the public realm. EAF14 artists were selected through a highly competitive process that attracted a broad field of nearly 300 candidates, reviewed by the park’s curatorial advisors Anne Barlow (Executive Director, Art in General) and Joe Sheftel (Joe Sheftel Gallery, New York). Selected EAF14 artists were awarded a 2014 Emerging Artist Fellowship, including 24/7 access to the park’s outdoor studio and facilities, as well as the financial, technical, and curatorial support to realize his or her most ambitious work possible.

Image credit: Jordan Griska. Dolos. 2014 Emerging Artist Fellowship Exhibition, Socrates Sculpture Park (Queens, 2014). Photo: Nate Dorr.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: Katie Denny Horowitz

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2015-03-22 2015-03-22 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7687, -73.9369 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54b55480939aa.JPG Tue, 13 Jan 2015 18:00:15 EST
<![CDATA[Art In the Garden: Paul Lin & Botanical Therapeutic Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/22/art-in-the-garden-paul-lin-botanical-therapeutic-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/22/art-in-the-garden-paul-lin-botanical-therapeutic-art Date: March 22, 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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2015-03-22 2015-03-22 9:00 am 4:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Mon, 15 Dec 2014 18:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[March for the Earth]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/22/march-for-the-earth http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/22/march-for-the-earth Date: March 22, 2015

Celebrate the vernal equinox - historical Earth Day - by joining QBG and other community groups for a day of volunteering and unity at Queens Botanical Garden, followed by a festive march to the Flushing Meadows-Corona Park Unisphere.

Individuals and groups are welcome to volunteer. Advanced registration is required. Please register here.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-03-22 2015-03-22 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54d12f16f31ac.jpg Wed, 25 Feb 2015 12:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[The Orchid Show: Chandeliers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/22/the-orchid-show-chandeliers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/22/the-orchid-show-chandeliers Date: March 22, 2015

The elegance of the orchid in all its myriad forms returns to the New York Botanical Garden this year with an aerial display unlike any other.

Explore an expanded showcase of hanging designs inside the Haupt Conservatory before stepping outside to enjoy a complementary schedule of events and activities. Inspired dance performances, poetry, hands-on orchid care demonstrations, and shopping fill the daylight hours, while the return of our popular Orchid Evenings ensures many memorable celebrations after the sun has set.

Please note: The Garden is open year-round, Tuesday to Sunday, 10 a.m.–6 p.m. (Winter hours: 10 a.m.–5 p.m., mid January–February), and Monday April 6, 2015.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 817-8700

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2015-03-22 2015-03-22 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.8597, -73.8806 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54d10e3534a82.jpg Wed, 04 Feb 2015 18:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Youth Wheelchair Basketball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/22/youth-wheelchair-basketball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/22/youth-wheelchair-basketball Date: March 22, 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 2015-03-22 2015-03-22 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.7483, -74.0022 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:57 EST
<![CDATA[Exhibit: Sacred to the Memory: The 150th Anniversary of the Death of Seabury Tredwell]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/22/exhibition-sacred-to-the-memory-the-150th-anniversary-of-the-death-of-seabury-tredwell http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/22/exhibition-sacred-to-the-memory-the-150th-anniversary-of-the-death-of-seabury-tredwell Date: March 22, 2015

This year marks the 150th anniversary of the death of Seabury Tredwell, the patriarch of the family who lived at 29 East 4th Street for nearly 100 years. Come pay your last respects as we celebrate the life (and commemorate the death) of one of New York’s oldest and most respected merchants.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 777-1089

Location: Merchant's House Museum

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M318 Merchant's House Museum 2015-03-22 2015-03-22 12:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.7277, -73.9923 Thu, 19 Feb 2015 18:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Historic New York: Nature and Design]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/22/historic-new-york-nature-and-design http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/22/historic-new-york-nature-and-design Date: March 22, 2015

Urban Park Rangers specialize in interpretation of historic turning points, both natural and man-made, in our city’s long history.

Enjoy transversing the trails of Prospect Park as you learn more about the work of Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux, who considered this park to be their highest achievement and perfect park.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Grand Army Plaza Arch (in Grand Army Plaza)

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B040 Grand Army Plaza 2015-03-22 2015-03-22 1:00 pm 40.6729, -73.9698 Tue, 06 Jan 2015 15:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Under the Microscope: Fur, Feathers, and Fingernails]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/22/under-the-microscope-fur-feathers-and-fingernails http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/22/under-the-microscope-fur-feathers-and-fingernails Date: March 22, 2015

Looking up close, we discover that there is so much more to nature than first meets the eye.

Take a closer look at specimens of birds, reptiles, and mammals to compare how they are different and yet surprisingly the same. Weather permitting, we will take a short walk through the early spring forest to collect samples of things that strike our fancy and warrant further investigation up close.

This program is suitable for ages 8 and up. Registration is required.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-4050

Location: 200 Nevada Avenue (in High Rock Park)

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R088 High Rock Park 2015-03-22 2015-03-22 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.5845, -74.1251 Wed, 18 Feb 2015 18:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[QBG Craft Table at The Shops at Skyview Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/22/qbg-craft-table-at-the-shops-at-skyview-center http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/22/qbg-craft-table-at-the-shops-at-skyview-center Date: March 22, 2015

Join Queens Botanical Garden on Level B where they will be making a fashionable bracelet using materials that come from plants!

Supplies are limited and times/location are subject to change

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Shops at SkyView Center

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2015-03-22 2015-03-22 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7578, -73.8347 Wed, 18 Feb 2015 18:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Remembering Yesterday: Queens and Its World's Fairs]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/22/remembering-yesterday-queens-and-its-worlds-fairs http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/22/remembering-yesterday-queens-and-its-worlds-fairs Date: March 22, 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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2015-03-22 2015-03-22 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.7637, -73.824 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/539f45af106a7.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:08 EST
<![CDATA[Film Screening: The World of Tomorrow]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/22/film-screening-the-world-of-tomorrow http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/22/film-screening-the-world-of-tomorrow Date: March 22, 2015

The World of Tomorrow is a feature documentary that looks at the great 1939 New York World’s Fair. Five years in the making, this critically acclaimed film uses home movies, newsreels, industrial and promotional films, cartoons, still photographs and other vintage graphics to study the Art Deco extravaganaza that was the World’s Fair.

Since the whole Fair offered a look at Tomorrow and then documented that effort on film, The World of Tomorrow also offers a look back into the future.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 939-0647

Location: Kingsland Homestead

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2015-03-22 2015-03-22 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.7637, -73.824 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54a19d13e6a5a.jpg Tue, 06 Jan 2015 17:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Art Exhibit: Conserving Our City of Nature: The Artwork of Alan Messer]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/23/exhibition-conserving-our-city-of-nature-the-artwork-of-alan-messer http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/23/exhibition-conserving-our-city-of-nature-the-artwork-of-alan-messer Date: March 23, 2015

Many New Yorkers are unaware of the 350 species of wild birds—almost a third of all bird species in North America—that live in or pass through New York City each year. Artist Alan Messer skillfully captures many, from exquisite migrating blackburnian warblers in Central Park’s ramble to a Northern Harrier scanning the vast marshes of Jamaica Bay. Conserving Our City of Nature: The Artwork of Alan Messer presented by NYC Audubon reveals over 30 of Messer’s detailed paintings, illustrations, and field sketches of New York City's avian wildlife and habitats, offering a view of NYC Audubon's conservation mission through an artistic eye.

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 2015-03-23 2015-03-23 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54da6b97eadaf.jpg Tue, 17 Feb 2015 19:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Art In the Garden: Paul Lin & Botanical Therapeutic Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/23/art-in-the-garden-paul-lin-botanical-therapeutic-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/23/art-in-the-garden-paul-lin-botanical-therapeutic-art Date: March 23, 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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2015-03-23 2015-03-23 9:00 am 4:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Mon, 15 Dec 2014 18:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: The Lives of Hamilton Fish Art Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/23/arts-culture-fun-the-lives-of-hamilton-fish-art-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/23/arts-culture-fun-the-lives-of-hamilton-fish-art-exhibition Date: March 23, 2015

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

The Arts, Culture & Fun series presents The Lives of Hamilton Fish.

- Art Exhibit March 2 - 31, 2015

- Film Screening March 28, 2015

On January 16, 1936 the deaths of two famous men were printed on the front page of the Peekskill Evening Star. The two men shared the name Hamilton Fish. One was a notorious killer Hamilton "Albert" Fish and the other, Hamilton Fish II, a beloved statesman. This coincidence was discovered by artist Rachel Mason who was inspired to create an opera and feature film called The Lives of Hamilton Fish.

Scenes in the film were shot at historic sites in New York State and amazingly, The Hamilton Fish Recreation Center was completed in 1936, the same year that the two men died. To coincide with the film's New York City debut which will happen in March 2015, The Hamilton Fish Recreation Center will present a special exhibition of Mason's storyboard sketches, props, paintings and research.

In addition to the exhibition, the center will host a screening on Saturday, March 28 at 3:00 p.m.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 387-7687

Location: Hamilton Fish Recreation Center

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2015-03-23 2015-03-23 9:00 am 9:00 pm 40.7198, -73.9818 Thu, 26 Feb 2015 17:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Native Ensemble: Artists Chronicle Staten Island's Natural Spaces]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/23/native-ensemble-artists-chronicle-staten-islands-natural-spaces http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/23/native-ensemble-artists-chronicle-staten-islands-natural-spaces Date: March 23, 2015

NYC Parks is pleased to present the exhibition: “Native Ensemble: Artists Chronicle Staten Island’s Natural Spaces”, featuring local Staten Island artists that will run from February 13 – March 29, 2015, with an opening reception on Thursday, February 12th from 7-9 p.m. in the Lenape Gallery at the Conference House Park Visitor Center. The exhibition is curated by Sarah Yuster.

The eight artists featured in the show: David DiLillo, Ann Marie McDonnell, Michael McWeeney, Gail Middleton, Bill Murphy, Kristi Pfister, Melissa West and Sarah Yuster will present inspired 2-D and 3-D works created in a variety of art mediums that explore Staten Island’s natural elements and open spaces in conventional and unconventional techniques. Allusions to the human narrative in these works give way in an effort to shape the poetic and elusive concept of time and nature.

Lenape Gallery hours are Tuesday – Friday 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., and Saturday, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. For additional information please contact Frank Gessner at (718) 227-1463.

Image: Gail Middleton, Raritan Bay: View from the Conference House

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2015-03-23 2015-03-23 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.5026, -74.2518 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54ca6156371aa.jpg Tue, 10 Feb 2015 11:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Mind Body Fusion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/23/shapeup-nyc-mind-body-fusion http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/23/shapeup-nyc-mind-body-fusion Date: March 23, 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 2015-03-23 2015-03-23 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.5026, -74.2518 Mon, 05 Jan 2015 13:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Exhibit: Sacred to the Memory: The 150th Anniversary of the Death of Seabury Tredwell]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/23/exhibition-sacred-to-the-memory-the-150th-anniversary-of-the-death-of-seabury-tredwell http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/23/exhibition-sacred-to-the-memory-the-150th-anniversary-of-the-death-of-seabury-tredwell Date: March 23, 2015

This year marks the 150th anniversary of the death of Seabury Tredwell, the patriarch of the family who lived at 29 East 4th Street for nearly 100 years. Come pay your last respects as we celebrate the life (and commemorate the death) of one of New York’s oldest and most respected merchants.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 777-1089

Location: Merchant's House Museum

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M318 Merchant's House Museum 2015-03-23 2015-03-23 12:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.7277, -73.9923 Thu, 19 Feb 2015 18:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Adapted Swim Program for People with Disabilities at Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/23/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/23/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities Date: March 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: 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 2015-03-23 2015-03-23 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/2015/03/23/sit-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/23/sit-aerobics Date: March 23, 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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2015-03-23 2015-03-23 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/2015/03/23/national-multiple-sclerosis-society-southern-new-york-chapter-level-2-wellness-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/23/national-multiple-sclerosis-society-southern-new-york-chapter-level-2-wellness-class Date: March 23, 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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2015-03-23 2015-03-23 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/2015/03/24/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/24/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: March 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.

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

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

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

Start time: 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 2015-03-24 2015-03-24 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.8606, -73.9338 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5395c8d750ccf.jpg Thu, 26 Feb 2015 17:00:17 EST
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: The Lives of Hamilton Fish Art Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/24/arts-culture-fun-the-lives-of-hamilton-fish-art-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/24/arts-culture-fun-the-lives-of-hamilton-fish-art-exhibition Date: March 24, 2015

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

The Arts, Culture & Fun series presents The Lives of Hamilton Fish.

- Art Exhibit March 2 - 31, 2015

- Film Screening March 28, 2015

On January 16, 1936 the deaths of two famous men were printed on the front page of the Peekskill Evening Star. The two men shared the name Hamilton Fish. One was a notorious killer Hamilton "Albert" Fish and the other, Hamilton Fish II, a beloved statesman. This coincidence was discovered by artist Rachel Mason who was inspired to create an opera and feature film called The Lives of Hamilton Fish.

Scenes in the film were shot at historic sites in New York State and amazingly, The Hamilton Fish Recreation Center was completed in 1936, the same year that the two men died. To coincide with the film's New York City debut which will happen in March 2015, The Hamilton Fish Recreation Center will present a special exhibition of Mason's storyboard sketches, props, paintings and research.

In addition to the exhibition, the center will host a screening on Saturday, March 28 at 3:00 p.m.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 387-7687

Location: Hamilton Fish Recreation Center

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2015-03-24 2015-03-24 9:00 am 9:00 pm 40.7198, -73.9818 Thu, 26 Feb 2015 17:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Art In the Garden: Paul Lin & Botanical Therapeutic Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/24/art-in-the-garden-paul-lin-botanical-therapeutic-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/24/art-in-the-garden-paul-lin-botanical-therapeutic-art Date: March 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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2015-03-24 2015-03-24 9:00 am 4:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Mon, 15 Dec 2014 18:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Art Exhibit: Conserving Our City of Nature: The Artwork of Alan Messer]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/24/exhibition-conserving-our-city-of-nature-the-artwork-of-alan-messer http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/24/exhibition-conserving-our-city-of-nature-the-artwork-of-alan-messer Date: March 24, 2015

Many New Yorkers are unaware of the 350 species of wild birds—almost a third of all bird species in North America—that live in or pass through New York City each year. Artist Alan Messer skillfully captures many, from exquisite migrating blackburnian warblers in Central Park’s ramble to a Northern Harrier scanning the vast marshes of Jamaica Bay. Conserving Our City of Nature: The Artwork of Alan Messer presented by NYC Audubon reveals over 30 of Messer’s detailed paintings, illustrations, and field sketches of New York City's avian wildlife and habitats, offering a view of NYC Audubon's conservation mission through an artistic eye.

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 2015-03-24 2015-03-24 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54da6b97eadaf.jpg Tue, 17 Feb 2015 19:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Native Ensemble: Artists Chronicle Staten Island's Natural Spaces]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/24/native-ensemble-artists-chronicle-staten-islands-natural-spaces http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/24/native-ensemble-artists-chronicle-staten-islands-natural-spaces Date: March 24, 2015

NYC Parks is pleased to present the exhibition: “Native Ensemble: Artists Chronicle Staten Island’s Natural Spaces”, featuring local Staten Island artists that will run from February 13 – March 29, 2015, with an opening reception on Thursday, February 12th from 7-9 p.m. in the Lenape Gallery at the Conference House Park Visitor Center. The exhibition is curated by Sarah Yuster.

The eight artists featured in the show: David DiLillo, Ann Marie McDonnell, Michael McWeeney, Gail Middleton, Bill Murphy, Kristi Pfister, Melissa West and Sarah Yuster will present inspired 2-D and 3-D works created in a variety of art mediums that explore Staten Island’s natural elements and open spaces in conventional and unconventional techniques. Allusions to the human narrative in these works give way in an effort to shape the poetic and elusive concept of time and nature.

Lenape Gallery hours are Tuesday – Friday 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., and Saturday, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. For additional information please contact Frank Gessner at (718) 227-1463.

Image: Gail Middleton, Raritan Bay: View from the Conference House

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2015-03-24 2015-03-24 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.5026, -74.2518 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54ca6156371aa.jpg Tue, 10 Feb 2015 11:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[The Orchid Show: Chandeliers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/24/the-orchid-show-chandeliers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/24/the-orchid-show-chandeliers Date: March 24, 2015

The elegance of the orchid in all its myriad forms returns to the New York Botanical Garden this year with an aerial display unlike any other.

Explore an expanded showcase of hanging designs inside the Haupt Conservatory before stepping outside to enjoy a complementary schedule of events and activities. Inspired dance performances, poetry, hands-on orchid care demonstrations, and shopping fill the daylight hours, while the return of our popular Orchid Evenings ensures many memorable celebrations after the sun has set.

Please note: The Garden is open year-round, Tuesday to Sunday, 10 a.m.–6 p.m. (Winter hours: 10 a.m.–5 p.m., mid January–February), and Monday April 6, 2015.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 817-8700

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2015-03-24 2015-03-24 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.8597, -73.8806 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54d10e3534a82.jpg Wed, 04 Feb 2015 18:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Abs Workout]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/24/abs-work-out http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/24/abs-work-out Date: March 24, 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 2015-03-24 2015-03-24 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:15 EST
<![CDATA[Meditation and Hatha Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/24/meditationtasha-valentin http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/24/meditationtasha-valentin Date: March 24, 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. The focus of the class will be breathing, sound, and mindfullness.

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 2015-03-24 2015-03-24 1:00 pm 1:45 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:11 EST
<![CDATA[Le Petit Zen Art Workshop for Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/24/le-petit-zen-art-workshop-for-adults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/24/le-petit-zen-art-workshop-for-adults Date: March 24, 2015

Through drawings, paintings and other techniques, adult participants will create miniature works (4”x6” or less) of Zen art. The instructing artist Lucy Aponte will demonstrate how to create intricate, delicate works, using repeating, strokes and patterns, creating detailed miniature art for display at home. There will be very minimal use of color, for a more dramatic effect.

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 2015-03-24 2015-03-24 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:10 EST
<![CDATA[Remembering Yesterday: Queens and Its World's Fairs]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/24/remembering-yesterday-queens-and-its-worlds-fairs http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/24/remembering-yesterday-queens-and-its-worlds-fairs Date: March 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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2015-03-24 2015-03-24 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.7637, -73.824 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/539f45af106a7.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:08 EST
<![CDATA[Brooklyn Nets Wheelchair Basketball Open Gym]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/24/brooklyn-nets-wheelchair-basketball-open-gym http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/24/brooklyn-nets-wheelchair-basketball-open-gym Date: March 24, 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 2015-03-24 2015-03-24 8:00 pm 9:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8344 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:54 EST
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: The Lives of Hamilton Fish Art Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/25/arts-culture-fun-the-lives-of-hamilton-fish-art-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/25/arts-culture-fun-the-lives-of-hamilton-fish-art-exhibition Date: March 25, 2015

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

The Arts, Culture & Fun series presents The Lives of Hamilton Fish.

- Art Exhibit March 2 - 31, 2015

- Film Screening March 28, 2015

On January 16, 1936 the deaths of two famous men were printed on the front page of the Peekskill Evening Star. The two men shared the name Hamilton Fish. One was a notorious killer Hamilton "Albert" Fish and the other, Hamilton Fish II, a beloved statesman. This coincidence was discovered by artist Rachel Mason who was inspired to create an opera and feature film called The Lives of Hamilton Fish.

Scenes in the film were shot at historic sites in New York State and amazingly, The Hamilton Fish Recreation Center was completed in 1936, the same year that the two men died. To coincide with the film's New York City debut which will happen in March 2015, The Hamilton Fish Recreation Center will present a special exhibition of Mason's storyboard sketches, props, paintings and research.

In addition to the exhibition, the center will host a screening on Saturday, March 28 at 3:00 p.m.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 387-7687

Location: Hamilton Fish Recreation Center

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2015-03-25 2015-03-25 9:00 am 9:00 pm 40.7198, -73.9818 Thu, 26 Feb 2015 17:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Art In the Garden: Paul Lin & Botanical Therapeutic Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/25/art-in-the-garden-paul-lin-botanical-therapeutic-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/25/art-in-the-garden-paul-lin-botanical-therapeutic-art Date: March 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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2015-03-25 2015-03-25 9:00 am 4:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Mon, 15 Dec 2014 18:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Art Exhibit: Conserving Our City of Nature: The Artwork of Alan Messer]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/25/exhibition-conserving-our-city-of-nature-the-artwork-of-alan-messer http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/25/exhibition-conserving-our-city-of-nature-the-artwork-of-alan-messer Date: March 25, 2015

Many New Yorkers are unaware of the 350 species of wild birds—almost a third of all bird species in North America—that live in or pass through New York City each year. Artist Alan Messer skillfully captures many, from exquisite migrating blackburnian warblers in Central Park’s ramble to a Northern Harrier scanning the vast marshes of Jamaica Bay. Conserving Our City of Nature: The Artwork of Alan Messer presented by NYC Audubon reveals over 30 of Messer’s detailed paintings, illustrations, and field sketches of New York City's avian wildlife and habitats, offering a view of NYC Audubon's conservation mission through an artistic eye.

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 2015-03-25 2015-03-25 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54da6b97eadaf.jpg Tue, 17 Feb 2015 19:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Greenbelt Peepers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/25/greenbelt-peepers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/25/greenbelt-peepers Date: March 25, 2015

Join us for a dynamic exploration of the wonders of the forest. Through hands-on activities,observations, finger plays, games, and stories, children will become familiar with the sights and sounds of the forest. The program will take place indoors and outdoors for 2-3 year olds and their caregiver. Registration required. Space is limited.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 10:45 am

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2015-03-25 2015-03-25 10:00 am 10:45 am 40.5884, -74.1391 Fri, 19 Dec 2014 18:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Native Ensemble: Artists Chronicle Staten Island's Natural Spaces]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/25/native-ensemble-artists-chronicle-staten-islands-natural-spaces http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/25/native-ensemble-artists-chronicle-staten-islands-natural-spaces Date: March 25, 2015

NYC Parks is pleased to present the exhibition: “Native Ensemble: Artists Chronicle Staten Island’s Natural Spaces”, featuring local Staten Island artists that will run from February 13 – March 29, 2015, with an opening reception on Thursday, February 12th from 7-9 p.m. in the Lenape Gallery at the Conference House Park Visitor Center. The exhibition is curated by Sarah Yuster.

The eight artists featured in the show: David DiLillo, Ann Marie McDonnell, Michael McWeeney, Gail Middleton, Bill Murphy, Kristi Pfister, Melissa West and Sarah Yuster will present inspired 2-D and 3-D works created in a variety of art mediums that explore Staten Island’s natural elements and open spaces in conventional and unconventional techniques. Allusions to the human narrative in these works give way in an effort to shape the poetic and elusive concept of time and nature.

Lenape Gallery hours are Tuesday – Friday 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., and Saturday, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. For additional information please contact Frank Gessner at (718) 227-1463.

Image: Gail Middleton, Raritan Bay: View from the Conference House

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2015-03-25 2015-03-25 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.5026, -74.2518 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54ca6156371aa.jpg Tue, 10 Feb 2015 11:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[The Orchid Show: Chandeliers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/25/the-orchid-show-chandeliers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/25/the-orchid-show-chandeliers Date: March 25, 2015

The elegance of the orchid in all its myriad forms returns to the New York Botanical Garden this year with an aerial display unlike any other.

Explore an expanded showcase of hanging designs inside the Haupt Conservatory before stepping outside to enjoy a complementary schedule of events and activities. Inspired dance performances, poetry, hands-on orchid care demonstrations, and shopping fill the daylight hours, while the return of our popular Orchid Evenings ensures many memorable celebrations after the sun has set.

Please note: The Garden is open year-round, Tuesday to Sunday, 10 a.m.–6 p.m. (Winter hours: 10 a.m.–5 p.m., mid January–February), and Monday April 6, 2015.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 817-8700

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2015-03-25 2015-03-25 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.8597, -73.8806 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54d10e3534a82.jpg Wed, 04 Feb 2015 18:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Dancercise]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/25/dancercise http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/25/dancercise Date: March 25, 2015

Get in shape with dance moves while using weights.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-03-25 2015-03-25 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 18 Feb 2015 17:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Recycle-To-Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/25/recycletoart http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/25/recycletoart Date: March 25, 2015

Have fun turning discarded materials into usable works of art. Children under 10 years must be accompanied by an adult. Wear clothes that can get messy.

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 2015-03-25 2015-03-25 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:12 EST
<![CDATA[New York Rollin' Knicks Wheelchair Basketball Open Gym]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/25/new-york-rollin-knicks-wheelchair-basketball-open-gym http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/25/new-york-rollin-knicks-wheelchair-basketball-open-gym Date: March 25, 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 2015-03-25 2015-03-25 6:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.8441, -73.9188 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:47 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Glutes in Gear: Cardio & Toning]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/25/shapeup-nyc-glutes-in-gear-cardio-toning http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/25/shapeup-nyc-glutes-in-gear-cardio-toning Date: March 25, 2015

Focus on your lower half in this belly-busting, booty shaping, two part class. The first part builds endurance with heart-pumping cardio. Part two uses mat work to build your core and flatten and tighten your abs and glutes. Please bring your own workout mat.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-03-25 2015-03-25 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:17 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Bollywood Cardio Dance]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/25/shape-up-nyc-bollywood-cardio-dance http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/25/shape-up-nyc-bollywood-cardio-dance Date: March 25, 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 2015-03-25 2015-03-25 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/2015/03/26/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/26/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: March 26, 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.

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

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

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

Start time: 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 2015-03-26 2015-03-26 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.8606, -73.9338 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5395c8d750ccf.jpg Thu, 26 Feb 2015 17:00:17 EST
<![CDATA[Art In the Garden: Paul Lin & Botanical Therapeutic Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/26/art-in-the-garden-paul-lin-botanical-therapeutic-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/26/art-in-the-garden-paul-lin-botanical-therapeutic-art Date: March 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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2015-03-26 2015-03-26 9:00 am 4:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Mon, 15 Dec 2014 18:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: The Lives of Hamilton Fish Art Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/26/arts-culture-fun-the-lives-of-hamilton-fish-art-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/26/arts-culture-fun-the-lives-of-hamilton-fish-art-exhibition Date: March 26, 2015

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

The Arts, Culture & Fun series presents The Lives of Hamilton Fish.

- Art Exhibit March 2 - 31, 2015

- Film Screening March 28, 2015

On January 16, 1936 the deaths of two famous men were printed on the front page of the Peekskill Evening Star. The two men shared the name Hamilton Fish. One was a notorious killer Hamilton "Albert" Fish and the other, Hamilton Fish II, a beloved statesman. This coincidence was discovered by artist Rachel Mason who was inspired to create an opera and feature film called The Lives of Hamilton Fish.

Scenes in the film were shot at historic sites in New York State and amazingly, The Hamilton Fish Recreation Center was completed in 1936, the same year that the two men died. To coincide with the film's New York City debut which will happen in March 2015, The Hamilton Fish Recreation Center will present a special exhibition of Mason's storyboard sketches, props, paintings and research.

In addition to the exhibition, the center will host a screening on Saturday, March 28 at 3:00 p.m.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 387-7687

Location: Hamilton Fish Recreation Center

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2015-03-26 2015-03-26 9:00 am 9:00 pm 40.7198, -73.9818 Thu, 26 Feb 2015 17:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Art Exhibit: Conserving Our City of Nature: The Artwork of Alan Messer]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/26/exhibition-conserving-our-city-of-nature-the-artwork-of-alan-messer http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/26/exhibition-conserving-our-city-of-nature-the-artwork-of-alan-messer Date: March 26, 2015

Many New Yorkers are unaware of the 350 species of wild birds—almost a third of all bird species in North America—that live in or pass through New York City each year. Artist Alan Messer skillfully captures many, from exquisite migrating blackburnian warblers in Central Park’s ramble to a Northern Harrier scanning the vast marshes of Jamaica Bay. Conserving Our City of Nature: The Artwork of Alan Messer presented by NYC Audubon reveals over 30 of Messer’s detailed paintings, illustrations, and field sketches of New York City's avian wildlife and habitats, offering a view of NYC Audubon's conservation mission through an artistic eye.

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 2015-03-26 2015-03-26 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54da6b97eadaf.jpg Tue, 17 Feb 2015 19:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Native Ensemble: Artists Chronicle Staten Island's Natural Spaces]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/26/native-ensemble-artists-chronicle-staten-islands-natural-spaces http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/26/native-ensemble-artists-chronicle-staten-islands-natural-spaces Date: March 26, 2015

NYC Parks is pleased to present the exhibition: “Native Ensemble: Artists Chronicle Staten Island’s Natural Spaces”, featuring local Staten Island artists that will run from February 13 – March 29, 2015, with an opening reception on Thursday, February 12th from 7-9 p.m. in the Lenape Gallery at the Conference House Park Visitor Center. The exhibition is curated by Sarah Yuster.

The eight artists featured in the show: David DiLillo, Ann Marie McDonnell, Michael McWeeney, Gail Middleton, Bill Murphy, Kristi Pfister, Melissa West and Sarah Yuster will present inspired 2-D and 3-D works created in a variety of art mediums that explore Staten Island’s natural elements and open spaces in conventional and unconventional techniques. Allusions to the human narrative in these works give way in an effort to shape the poetic and elusive concept of time and nature.

Lenape Gallery hours are Tuesday – Friday 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., and Saturday, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. For additional information please contact Frank Gessner at (718) 227-1463.

Image: Gail Middleton, Raritan Bay: View from the Conference House

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2015-03-26 2015-03-26 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.5026, -74.2518 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54ca6156371aa.jpg Tue, 10 Feb 2015 11:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[The Orchid Show: Chandeliers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/26/the-orchid-show-chandeliers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/26/the-orchid-show-chandeliers Date: March 26, 2015

The elegance of the orchid in all its myriad forms returns to the New York Botanical Garden this year with an aerial display unlike any other.

Explore an expanded showcase of hanging designs inside the Haupt Conservatory before stepping outside to enjoy a complementary schedule of events and activities. Inspired dance performances, poetry, hands-on orchid care demonstrations, and shopping fill the daylight hours, while the return of our popular Orchid Evenings ensures many memorable celebrations after the sun has set.

Please note: The Garden is open year-round, Tuesday to Sunday, 10 a.m.–6 p.m. (Winter hours: 10 a.m.–5 p.m., mid January–February), and Monday April 6, 2015.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 817-8700

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2015-03-26 2015-03-26 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.8597, -73.8806 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54d10e3534a82.jpg Wed, 04 Feb 2015 18:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Stretching, Toning, Relaxation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/26/stretching-toning-relaxation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/26/stretching-toning-relaxation Date: March 26, 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 2015-03-26 2015-03-26 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:48 EST
<![CDATA[Greenbelt Tree Tots]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/26/greenbelt-tree-tots http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/26/greenbelt-tree-tots Date: March 26, 2015

Join us for a dynamic exploration of the wonders of the forest. Through hands-on activities,observations, finger plays, games, and stories, children will become familiar with the sights and sounds of the forest. The program will take place indoors and outdoors for 3-4 year olds and their caregiver. Registration required. Space is limited.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 10:45 am

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2015-03-26 2015-03-26 10:00 am 10:45 am 40.5884, -74.1391 Fri, 19 Dec 2014 18:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Carousel Opening Weekend]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/26/carousel-opening-weekend http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/26/carousel-opening-weekend Date: March 26, 2015

Celebrate the start of spring with a first ride of the year on the Park’s beloved 1912 carousel.

Join the Prospect Park Alliance at the $125 level and your family (up to 4 people) will receive unlimited rides on the Carousel for a full year!

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: The Carousel (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-03-26 2015-03-26 12:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.6637, -73.9642 Tue, 06 Jan 2015 15:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Exhibit: Sacred to the Memory: The 150th Anniversary of the Death of Seabury Tredwell]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/26/exhibition-sacred-to-the-memory-the-150th-anniversary-of-the-death-of-seabury-tredwell http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/26/exhibition-sacred-to-the-memory-the-150th-anniversary-of-the-death-of-seabury-tredwell Date: March 26, 2015

This year marks the 150th anniversary of the death of Seabury Tredwell, the patriarch of the family who lived at 29 East 4th Street for nearly 100 years. Come pay your last respects as we celebrate the life (and commemorate the death) of one of New York’s oldest and most respected merchants.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 777-1089

Location: Merchant's House Museum

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M318 Merchant's House Museum 2015-03-26 2015-03-26 12:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.7277, -73.9923 Thu, 19 Feb 2015 18:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Learn To Draw]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/26/learn-to-draw http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/26/learn-to-draw Date: March 26, 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 2015-03-26 2015-03-26 1:30 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:23 EST
<![CDATA[Mount Sinai Women's Heart NY presents Heart Smart: A 6-Session Heart Health Education Series!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/26/mount-sinai-womens-heart-ny-presents-heart-smart-a-6session-heart-health-education-series http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/26/mount-sinai-womens-heart-ny-presents-heart-smart-a-6session-heart-health-education-series Date: March 26, 2015

Chelsea Recreation Center is hosting Mount Sinai Women's Heart NY. The 6-session course includes choleserol screenings, two nutrition planning sessions, stress identification and management, and two exercise planning sessions. All participants will receive education packets. The curriculum will be preented by cardiologists, dietitians, exercise professinals, and credentialed yoga instructors experienced at working with cardiac patients. Both women and men are welcome to enroll!

This program is made possible in part by the TD Bank Charitable Foundation.

Recretion Center Members: Please register at the front desk at Chelsea Recreation Center.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 255-3705

Location: Chelsea Recreation Center

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M260 Chelsea Recreation Center 2015-03-26 2015-03-26 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.7483, -74.0022 Mon, 09 Feb 2015 16:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Art Exhibit: Conserving Our City of Nature: The Artwork of Alan Messer]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/27/exhibition-conserving-our-city-of-nature-the-artwork-of-alan-messer http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/27/exhibition-conserving-our-city-of-nature-the-artwork-of-alan-messer Date: March 27, 2015

Many New Yorkers are unaware of the 350 species of wild birds—almost a third of all bird species in North America—that live in or pass through New York City each year. Artist Alan Messer skillfully captures many, from exquisite migrating blackburnian warblers in Central Park’s ramble to a Northern Harrier scanning the vast marshes of Jamaica Bay. Conserving Our City of Nature: The Artwork of Alan Messer presented by NYC Audubon reveals over 30 of Messer’s detailed paintings, illustrations, and field sketches of New York City's avian wildlife and habitats, offering a view of NYC Audubon's conservation mission through an artistic eye.

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 2015-03-27 2015-03-27 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54da6b97eadaf.jpg Tue, 17 Feb 2015 19:00:05 EST