NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2014 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://www.nycgovparks.org/sub_things_to_do/upcoming_events/events_search.php NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Sun, 23 Nov 2014 07:46:21 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[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/07/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/07/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: October 7, 2014

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

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

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

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

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2014-10-07 2014-10-07 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.8606, -73.9338 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5395c8d750ccf.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:35 EST
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: The Evolution of an Artist]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/07/art-in-the-garden-the-evolution-of-an-artist http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/07/art-in-the-garden-the-evolution-of-an-artist Date: October 7, 2014

From landscapes to portraits to modern abstraction, Elaine Hajian's work consistently expresses the artist's vision through myriad styles and mediums.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-10-07 2014-10-07 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:37 EST
<![CDATA[4th Bienal de Arte Latinoamericano del Bronx: Open For Discussion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/07/4th-bienal-de-arte-latinoamericano-del-bronx-open-for-discussion http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/07/4th-bienal-de-arte-latinoamericano-del-bronx-open-for-discussion Date: October 7, 2014

The Bronx Latin AMerican Art Biennial presents the exhibition Open For Discussion. Art by Eduardo Terranova, Marylin Caminero, Pablo Caviede, Yarisa Colon, Josue Guarionex, Elizabeth Moreno, Delilah Montoya, Justo Carreras, Alejandro Epifanio, Jose Ortiz, Yehimar Abyssys, Carolina Bermudez, Melissa Calderon, Wanda Cotorreal, Martita Ibanez, Jonas Hidalgo.

The exhibition suggests that art discussion is inherently an expression of populism and protest; therefore it is important not to deny the mass attraction to it, but to recognize its communicative power.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-10-07 2014-10-07 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:12 EST
<![CDATA[The NY World’s Fairs and the Port Authority Bringing Trade, Travel and Tourism to Queens, The Region and the World]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/07/the-ny-worlds-fairs-and-the-port-authority-bringing-trade-travel-and-tourism-to-queens-the-region-and-the-world http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/07/the-ny-worlds-fairs-and-the-port-authority-bringing-trade-travel-and-tourism-to-queens-the-region-and-the-world Date: October 7, 2014

In our continuing celebration of the New York World's Fairs, enjoy this Port Authority multimedia exhibit which will be on view in the auditorium lobby.

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-10-07 2014-10-07 8:30 am 5:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:21 EST
<![CDATA[Tai Chi in the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/07/tai-chi-in-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/07/tai-chi-in-the-park Date: October 7, 2014

Healthy summer mornings at Washington Square Park! Join us for summer health and fitness.

Tai Chi classes will be offered Tuesday mornings at Garibaldi Plaza.

Classes taught by Steven Asherman.

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 9:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Garibaldi Plaza (in Washington Square Park)

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M098 Washington Square Park 2014-10-07 2014-10-07 8:30 am 9:30 am 40.7305, -73.997 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:14 EST
<![CDATA[Fitness Walk at Joe Michaels Mile]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/07/fitness-walk-at-joe-michaels-mile http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/07/fitness-walk-at-joe-michaels-mile Date: October 7, 2014

Join other adults in a weekly fitness walking program that starts at the western end of Joe Michaels Mile (near the front of Fort Totten). No registration is required.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 352-4793 ext. 301

Location: Joe Michaels Mile: Western Entrance (in Crocheron Park)

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Q012 Crocheron Park 2014-10-07 2014-10-07 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.7888, -73.7821 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:36 EST
<![CDATA[Highland Park Invasive Removal and Tree Stewardship]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/07/highland-park-invasive-removal-and-tree-stewardship http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/07/highland-park-invasive-removal-and-tree-stewardship Date: October 7, 2014

Volunteer with Natural Areas Volunteers at Highland Park to care for newly planted trees. This work will help maintain the livelihood of the restored forest. Volunteers will be trained in tree care, invasive weed identification and removal techniques. Come dressed in sturdy boots or shoes, long pants and clothing that can get dirty. Please meet your Technical Leader at the corner of Highland Boulevard and Jamaica Avenue. This project is appropriate for adults and youth groups that are High School age and above. Space is limited. Registration is required for this event.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-3318

Location: Highland Boulevard and Jamaica Avenue

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2014-10-07 2014-10-07 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.6825, -73.8882 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:56 EST
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Free Yoga, Tennis & Fitness Walking Instruction]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/07/cityparks-seniors-fitness-sept-22oct-31 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/07/cityparks-seniors-fitness-sept-22oct-31 Date: October 7, 2014

City Parks Foundation welcomes all New Yorkers, 60 and over, to participate in CityParks Seniors Fitness presented by Airbnb. All activities in this six-week fitness program take place once or twice a week at each location through October 31st. Participants are encouraged to maintain regular attendance to maximize health benefits.

CityParks Seniors Fitness has served over 5,000 participants since it began in 2006 and aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. The program encourages New Yorkers to maximize the health benefits of staying active at all ages. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help participants feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis.

For more information about City Parks Foundation’s free Seniors Fitness programs, please call the Sports Department at (718) 760-6999. All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge. Sessions are one or two hours, once or twice a week.

The following is a detailed schedule for CityParks Seniors Fitness for Fall 2014.

QUEENS

Astoria Park

Tennis - Mondays/Wednesdays at 10AM – 12 PM Tennis Courts 21st St & Hoyt Ave S

Cunningham Park

Tennis - Tuesdays/Thursdays at 9AM - Tennis Courts Union Turnpike & 193rd St

Yoga - Tuesdays/Thursdays at 10AM - Tennis Courts Union Turnpike & 193rd St

Flushing Meadows Corona Park

Tennis - Mondays/Wednesdays at 10 AM - 12 PM - Tennis Courts Meridian Rd

Roy Wilkins Park

Tennis- Tuesdays/Thursdays at 10AM - Tennis Courts Baisley Blvd & 177th St

Yoga – Tuesdays/Thursdays at 9AM - Tennis Courts Baisley Blvd & 177th St

BRONX

Pelham Bay Park

Yoga – Tuesdays/Thursdays at 9AM - Middletown Rd & Stadium Ave

Soundview Park

Walking - Mondays/Wednesdays at 9AM - Lafayette Ave between Boynton & Colgate

Yoga - Mondays/Wednesdays at 10AM - Lafayette Ave between Boynton & Colgate

Van Cortlandt Park/Woodlawn

Yoga - Mondays/Wednesdays at 9 AM - Woodlawn Tennis Courts Jerome Ave & E 233rd St

Walking - Tuesdays/Thursdays at 9 AM -Woodlawn Tennis Courts Jerome Ave & E 233rd St

MANHATTAN

Carl Schurz Park

Walking - Mondays/Wednesdays at 9 AM - E 86th St & East End Ave

Yoga - Tuesdays/Thursdays at 9AM - E 86th St & East End Ave

John Jay Park

Yoga - Tuesdays/Thursdays at 10:30 AM - E 77th St & Cherokee Place

Central Park

Tennis - Fridays at 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM - Tennis Courts 93rd St near West Drive

Inwood Hill Park

Tennis - Tuesdays/Thursdays at 10 AM - Tennis Courts 207 St & Seaman Ave

Yoga - Mondays/Wednesdays at 11 AM - Tennis Courts 207 St & Seaman Ave

BROOKLYN

Marine Park

Tennis - Tuesdays/Thursdays at 11 AM - Tennis Courts Ave S & E 32nd St

Yoga - Mondays/Wednesdays at 9 AM - Nature Center Ave U & E 32nd St

South Oxford Park

Yoga - Mondays/Wednesdays at 11 AM - S Oxford St & Atlantic Ave

STATEN ISLAND

Greenbelt Park

Yoga - Tuesdays/Fridays at 9AM - Brielle Ave between Rockland & Wolcott

Tennis - Mondays/Wednesdays at 10 AM – 12 PM - Brielle Ave between Rockland & Wolcott

As in all of its programming and activities, City Parks Foundation partners with the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation to improve neighborhood parks and the communities they serve.

CityParks Seniors Fitness presented by Airbnb is generously supported by Zwicker Electric; NYC Council under the leadership of Melissa Mark-Viverito; Manhattan Delegation of the NYC Council; NYC Council Member Julissa Ferreras; NYC Council Member Ben Kallos; NYC Council Member Helen Rosenthal; NYC Council Member Annabel Palma; and NYC Council Member Laurie Cumbo, in cooperation with NYC Parks. City Parks Foundation’s Sports & Fitness Programs offer free expert instruction to over 15,000 New York youth and seniors at over 60 locations citywide.

Founded in August of 2008 and based in San Francisco, California, Airbnb is a trusted community marketplace for people to list, discover, and book unique accommodations around the world – online or from a mobile phone. Whether an apartment for a night, a castle for a week, or a villa for a month, Airbnb connects people to unique travel experiences at any price point, in more than 34,000 cities and 190 countries. And with world-class customer service and a growing community of users, Airbnb is the easiest way for people to monetize their extra space and showcase it to an audience of millions.

Founded in 1989, City Parks Foundation (CPF) is the only independent, nonprofit organization to offer park programs throughout the five boroughs of New York City. CPF works in over 750 parks citywide, presenting a broad range of free arts, sports, and education programs, and empowering citizens to support their parks on a local level. CPF’s programs and community building initiatives reach more than 600,000 people each year, contributing to the revitalization of neighborhoods throughout New York City. For more details, please visit www.CityParksFoundation.org.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: South Oxford Park,Inwood Hill Park,John Jay Park,Carl Schurz Main Lawn (in Carl Schurz Park),Roy Wilkins Recreation Center,Fieldhouse (in Astoria Park),Cunningham Park at 193rd Street,Flushing Meadows Corona Park,Soundview Park Field House (in Soundview Park),Tennis Courts (in Marine Park),Middletown Rd & Stadium Ave (in Pelham Bay Park),Tennis Center (in Central Park),Brielle Ave. between Rockland Ave. and Wolcott Ave. (in LaTourette Park & Golf Course),Woodlawn Tennis Courts (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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<![CDATA[Exhibition - George Boorujy: Taxonomy]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/07/exhibition-george-boorujy-taxonomy http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/07/exhibition-george-boorujy-taxonomy Date: October 7, 2014

Taxonomy is a collection of George Boorujy’s dynamic large-scale paintings of North American animals with disarmingly human characteristics, as well as a series of his preliminary clay models and drawings. Inhabitants of New York City and other urban centers often think of themselves as removed from nature, but Boorujy’s hyperrealistic ink-on-paper portraits force us to rethink our relationship with animals and our own place within the environment.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-10-07 2014-10-07 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5405ea56ed0be.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:24 EST
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/07/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/07/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: October 7, 2014

See more than 30 life-size animatronic dinosaurs, including a 40-foot long tyrannosaurus rex, on this ride through the two-acre safari at the Bronx Zoo.

Learn about the different species of dinosaurs and their habitats, discover how fossils provide insight into what life may have looked like in prehistoric times and explore how animatronics work.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-1010

Location: Bronx Zoo (in Bronx Park)

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X002 Bronx Park 2014-10-07 2014-10-07 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:13 EST
<![CDATA[Fields of Inquiry: Photographs by Yola Monakhov Stockton]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/07/fields-of-inquiry-photographs-by-yola-monakhov-stockton http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/07/fields-of-inquiry-photographs-by-yola-monakhov-stockton Date: October 7, 2014

The show features work from two series, Field Guide to Bird Songs and Empire Picture of the Hudson. Stockton's work provides commentary on the photographic process through traditional documentary photography and constructed compositions.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-4506 x10

Location: Alice Austen House Museum (in Alice Austen Park)

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R117 Alice Austen Park 2014-10-07 2014-10-07 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.6146, -74.0631 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5408cd35c7b83.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:32 EST
<![CDATA[Adaptive Track and Field]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/07/adaptive-track-and-field http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/07/adaptive-track-and-field Date: October 7, 2014

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

Recreation Center membership is required to join.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 293-5934

Location: West Bronx Recreation Center

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X261 West Bronx Recreation Center 2014-10-07 2014-10-07 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8441, -73.9188 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:26 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/07/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/07/bryant-park-games Date: October 7, 2014

Take a break with an eclectic selection of favorite tabletop games, from Scrabble and mancala to dominoes and Jenga.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-10-07 2014-10-07 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:05 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/07/bryant-park-ping-pong1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/07/bryant-park-ping-pong1 Date: October 7, 2014

Test your ping pong skills at one of two state-of-the-art tables.

Paddles and balls provided free of charge to all skill levels. Bring a friend, or sign up with our park attendant, who can arrange a friendly game.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Ping Pong Court (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-10-07 2014-10-07 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:22 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Putting Green]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/07/bryant-park-putting-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/07/bryant-park-putting-green Date: October 7, 2014

Practice your technique, perfect your distance and speed, or bring the kids to play on the green.

Golf balls and clubs are provided.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: The Green (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-10-07 2014-10-07 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:26 EST
<![CDATA[Wave Hill Garden Highlights Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/07/garden-highlights-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/07/garden-highlights-tour Date: October 7, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2014-10-07 2014-10-07 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.8991, -73.9119 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:44 EST
<![CDATA[Fugitive Art and Fugitive Testimony: Slave Narratives Then and Now]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/07/fugitive-art-and-fugitive-testimony-slave-narratives-then-and-now http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/07/fugitive-art-and-fugitive-testimony-slave-narratives-then-and-now Date: October 7, 2014

In the 1990s a number of visual artists (including Kara Walker, Glenn Ligon, and Ellen Driscoll) created art that used literary slave narratives as templates for their work. Slave narratives of the 19th century told the story of enslavement and escape from the perspective of those who had been enslaved themselves. Often the contemporary artists place themselves or viewers in the position of the ex-slave narrator. This lecture brings together contemporary "visual slave narratives" and classic slave narratives from the 19th century to examine the way black artists and writers respond to institutional constraints placed on their cultural production. Slave narratives, called a "black message in a white envelope" by one critic, were constrained by the goals and directives of white editors. However, ex-slave narrators found creative ways to circumvent this narrative containment. This lecture examines the "fugitive" meanings within slave narratives -- that which remain uncontained or challenge editorial constraints.

Reservations recommended at programs@kingmanor.org or (718) 206-0545.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 206-0545 x13

Location: York College

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2014-10-07 2014-10-07 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.7027, -73.796 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:41 EST
<![CDATA[Abs Workout]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/07/abs-work-out http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/07/abs-work-out Date: October 7, 2014

Exercise workout focusing on abs, especially strength training your core

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-10-07 2014-10-07 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:14 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/07/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/07/bryant-park-juggling Date: October 7, 2014

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-10-07 2014-10-07 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:06 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: North Woods]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/07/central-park-tour-north-woods http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/07/central-park-tour-north-woods Date: October 7, 2014

View tumbling cascades, rustic bridges, and picturesque pools in the park's largest woodland area, a landscape designed to offer a forest retreat right in Manhattan. The route involves many hills and stairs.

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2014-10-07 2014-10-07 12:00 pm 1:15 pm 40.7968, -73.9515 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/538cbb5b47555.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:39 EST
<![CDATA[Meditation Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/07/meditation-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/07/meditation-class Date: October 7, 2014

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 1:45 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-10-07 2014-10-07 1:00 pm 1:45 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:29 EST
<![CDATA[Open Hours: Hallett Nature Sanctuary]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/07/open-hours-hallett-nature-sanctuary http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/07/open-hours-hallett-nature-sanctuary Date: October 7, 2014

Normally closed to visitors except on guided tours, visitors can come explore the Hallett at their own pace along the rustic trail and see how Central Park Conservancy is turning this once-weed-filled promontory into a native woodland garden for birds and other wildlife. The wood-chipped trail is uneven; please wear appropriate shoes.

This ecosystem is a protected area and home to many flora and fauna. Please, no groups, dogs, bikes, or strollers. Free and self-guided, no registration needed. Space is limited.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 776-1067

Location: Hallett Nature Sanctuary (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-10-07 2014-10-07 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.7657, -73.9761 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/541744392f812.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:50 EST
<![CDATA[Art for Us Adaptive Art Program]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/07/art-for-us-adaptive-art-program http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/07/art-for-us-adaptive-art-program Date: October 7, 2014

Instructional art program for people with disabilities to interact, socialize and express themselves through art. For adults and seniors.

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 218-2380

Location: McCarren Play Center

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2014-10-07 2014-10-07 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.7202, -73.951 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:32 EST
<![CDATA[Wave Hill Gallery Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/07/gallery-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/07/gallery-tour Date: October 7, 2014

Join a curatorial fellow for a tour of current exhibitions. In the main gallery, Recapturing the Scenic Wilds is inspired by Theodore Roosevelt, a former resident of Wave Hill who had a lifelong passion for discovering and collecting specimens for the public to appreciate. Exhibiting contemporary artists investigate the natural history display and what it says about our relationship to nature. In the Sunroom Project Space Van Lier Visual Artist Fellows Tammy Nguyen and Alexandra Phillips have created installations that they started during their Winter Workspace residency.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Glyndor Gallery (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2014-10-07 2014-10-07 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.8989, -73.9119 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:42 EST
<![CDATA[Remembering Yesterday: Queens and Its World's Fairs]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/07/remembering-yesterday-queens-and-its-worlds-fairs http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/07/remembering-yesterday-queens-and-its-worlds-fairs Date: October 7, 2014

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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2014-10-07 2014-10-07 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.7637, -73.824 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/539f45af106a7.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:06 EST
<![CDATA[Tuesdays at The Pavilion: Arts & Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/07/tuesdays-at-the-pavilion-arts-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/07/tuesdays-at-the-pavilion-arts-crafts Date: October 7, 2014

Union Square Park's playground isn't the only place kids can have fun in the park! Bring your little ones to The Pavilion in the North Plaza every Tuesday at 3 p.m. to explore fun new topics every month through arts and crafts (coloring, assembling foam picture frames, food bracelets etc.) with Baby Loves Disco (a Summer in the Square favorite)!

Please note: There is limited space available. Registration is required.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 677-7818

Location: The Pavilion in Union Square Park (in Union Square Park)

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M089 Union Square Park 2014-10-07 2014-10-07 3:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.7364, -73.9899 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53a848c176dcf.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:25 EST
<![CDATA[Grow to Learn Workshop: Dye Garden Basics: Harvesting and Dyeing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/07/grow-to-learn-workshop-dye-garden-basics-harvesting-and-dyeing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/07/grow-to-learn-workshop-dye-garden-basics-harvesting-and-dyeing Date: October 7, 2014

Learn how to use your garden to create dyes to use in classroom activities. This cool art-in-the-garden activity will be a great addition to your garden curriculum!

Registered School Gardens will be able to receive seeds and a solar dye starter kit.

Please RSVP online.

Start time: 4:30 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 788-7916

Location: City Hall Garden (in City Hall Park)

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M013 City Hall Park 2014-10-07 2014-10-07 4:30 pm 6:30 pm 40.7129, -74.0051 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:50 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/07/bryant-park-juggling1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/07/bryant-park-juggling1 Date: October 7, 2014

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

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-10-07 2014-10-07 5:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:10 EST
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Shape Up NYC: Zumba]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/07/shape-up-nyc-zumba http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/07/shape-up-nyc-zumba Date: October 7, 2014

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

Zumba is a fusion of Latin, international, and popular music dance themes creating a dynamic, exciting, effective fitness system! The routines feature aerobic, fitness interval training with a combination of fast and slow rhythms that tone and sculpt the body with easy to follow dance steps.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Anne Loftus Playground (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2014-10-07 2014-10-07 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.8652, -73.9288 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:28 EST
<![CDATA[Howard Beach/Ozone Park Community Workshop: Jamaica Bay Greenway Implementation Plan]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/07/howard-beach-ozone-park-community-workshop-jamaica-bay-greenway-implementation-plan http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/07/howard-beach-ozone-park-community-workshop-jamaica-bay-greenway-implementation-plan Date: October 7, 2014

Join NYC Department of Transportation at the second round of community workshops to plan pedestrian and bicycle paths along Jamaica Bay and the Rockaway waterfront. The workshops are a great opportunity to give input and feedback on potential greenway improvements and will be taking place in neighborhoods around Jamaica Bay in September and October.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 839-7242

Location: Old Mill Yacht Club

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2014-10-07 2014-10-07 6:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.6519, -73.8376 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:06 EST
<![CDATA[Brooklyn Nets Wheelchair Basketball Open Gym]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/07/brooklyn-nets-wheelchair-basketball-open-gym http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/07/brooklyn-nets-wheelchair-basketball-open-gym Date: October 7, 2014

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 2014-10-07 2014-10-07 8:00 pm 9:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8344 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:54 EST
<![CDATA[4th Bienal de Arte Latinoamericano del Bronx: Open For Discussion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/08/4th-bienal-de-arte-latinoamericano-del-bronx-open-for-discussion http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/08/4th-bienal-de-arte-latinoamericano-del-bronx-open-for-discussion Date: October 8, 2014

The Bronx Latin AMerican Art Biennial presents the exhibition Open For Discussion. Art by Eduardo Terranova, Marylin Caminero, Pablo Caviede, Yarisa Colon, Josue Guarionex, Elizabeth Moreno, Delilah Montoya, Justo Carreras, Alejandro Epifanio, Jose Ortiz, Yehimar Abyssys, Carolina Bermudez, Melissa Calderon, Wanda Cotorreal, Martita Ibanez, Jonas Hidalgo.

The exhibition suggests that art discussion is inherently an expression of populism and protest; therefore it is important not to deny the mass attraction to it, but to recognize its communicative power.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-10-08 2014-10-08 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:12 EST
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: The Evolution of an Artist]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/08/art-in-the-garden-the-evolution-of-an-artist http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/08/art-in-the-garden-the-evolution-of-an-artist Date: October 8, 2014

From landscapes to portraits to modern abstraction, Elaine Hajian's work consistently expresses the artist's vision through myriad styles and mediums.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-10-08 2014-10-08 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:37 EST
<![CDATA[The NY World’s Fairs and the Port Authority Bringing Trade, Travel and Tourism to Queens, The Region and the World]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/08/the-ny-worlds-fairs-and-the-port-authority-bringing-trade-travel-and-tourism-to-queens-the-region-and-the-world http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/08/the-ny-worlds-fairs-and-the-port-authority-bringing-trade-travel-and-tourism-to-queens-the-region-and-the-world Date: October 8, 2014

In our continuing celebration of the New York World's Fairs, enjoy this Port Authority multimedia exhibit which will be on view in the auditorium lobby.

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-10-08 2014-10-08 8:30 am 5:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:21 EST
<![CDATA[Exhibition - George Boorujy: Taxonomy]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/08/exhibition-george-boorujy-taxonomy http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/08/exhibition-george-boorujy-taxonomy Date: October 8, 2014

Taxonomy is a collection of George Boorujy’s dynamic large-scale paintings of North American animals with disarmingly human characteristics, as well as a series of his preliminary clay models and drawings. Inhabitants of New York City and other urban centers often think of themselves as removed from nature, but Boorujy’s hyperrealistic ink-on-paper portraits force us to rethink our relationship with animals and our own place within the environment.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-10-08 2014-10-08 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5405ea56ed0be.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:24 EST
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Free Yoga, Tennis & Fitness Walking Instruction]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/08/cityparks-seniors-fitness-sept-22oct-31 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/08/cityparks-seniors-fitness-sept-22oct-31 Date: October 8, 2014

City Parks Foundation welcomes all New Yorkers, 60 and over, to participate in CityParks Seniors Fitness presented by Airbnb. All activities in this six-week fitness program take place once or twice a week at each location through October 31st. Participants are encouraged to maintain regular attendance to maximize health benefits.

CityParks Seniors Fitness has served over 5,000 participants since it began in 2006 and aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. The program encourages New Yorkers to maximize the health benefits of staying active at all ages. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help participants feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis.

For more information about City Parks Foundation’s free Seniors Fitness programs, please call the Sports Department at (718) 760-6999. All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge. Sessions are one or two hours, once or twice a week.

The following is a detailed schedule for CityParks Seniors Fitness for Fall 2014.

QUEENS

Astoria Park

Tennis - Mondays/Wednesdays at 10AM – 12 PM Tennis Courts 21st St & Hoyt Ave S

Cunningham Park

Tennis - Tuesdays/Thursdays at 9AM - Tennis Courts Union Turnpike & 193rd St

Yoga - Tuesdays/Thursdays at 10AM - Tennis Courts Union Turnpike & 193rd St

Flushing Meadows Corona Park

Tennis - Mondays/Wednesdays at 10 AM - 12 PM - Tennis Courts Meridian Rd

Roy Wilkins Park

Tennis- Tuesdays/Thursdays at 10AM - Tennis Courts Baisley Blvd & 177th St

Yoga – Tuesdays/Thursdays at 9AM - Tennis Courts Baisley Blvd & 177th St

BRONX

Pelham Bay Park

Yoga – Tuesdays/Thursdays at 9AM - Middletown Rd & Stadium Ave

Soundview Park

Walking - Mondays/Wednesdays at 9AM - Lafayette Ave between Boynton & Colgate

Yoga - Mondays/Wednesdays at 10AM - Lafayette Ave between Boynton & Colgate

Van Cortlandt Park/Woodlawn

Yoga - Mondays/Wednesdays at 9 AM - Woodlawn Tennis Courts Jerome Ave & E 233rd St

Walking - Tuesdays/Thursdays at 9 AM -Woodlawn Tennis Courts Jerome Ave & E 233rd St

MANHATTAN

Carl Schurz Park

Walking - Mondays/Wednesdays at 9 AM - E 86th St & East End Ave

Yoga - Tuesdays/Thursdays at 9AM - E 86th St & East End Ave

John Jay Park

Yoga - Tuesdays/Thursdays at 10:30 AM - E 77th St & Cherokee Place

Central Park

Tennis - Fridays at 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM - Tennis Courts 93rd St near West Drive

Inwood Hill Park

Tennis - Tuesdays/Thursdays at 10 AM - Tennis Courts 207 St & Seaman Ave

Yoga - Mondays/Wednesdays at 11 AM - Tennis Courts 207 St & Seaman Ave

BROOKLYN

Marine Park

Tennis - Tuesdays/Thursdays at 11 AM - Tennis Courts Ave S & E 32nd St

Yoga - Mondays/Wednesdays at 9 AM - Nature Center Ave U & E 32nd St

South Oxford Park

Yoga - Mondays/Wednesdays at 11 AM - S Oxford St & Atlantic Ave

STATEN ISLAND

Greenbelt Park

Yoga - Tuesdays/Fridays at 9AM - Brielle Ave between Rockland & Wolcott

Tennis - Mondays/Wednesdays at 10 AM – 12 PM - Brielle Ave between Rockland & Wolcott

As in all of its programming and activities, City Parks Foundation partners with the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation to improve neighborhood parks and the communities they serve.

CityParks Seniors Fitness presented by Airbnb is generously supported by Zwicker Electric; NYC Council under the leadership of Melissa Mark-Viverito; Manhattan Delegation of the NYC Council; NYC Council Member Julissa Ferreras; NYC Council Member Ben Kallos; NYC Council Member Helen Rosenthal; NYC Council Member Annabel Palma; and NYC Council Member Laurie Cumbo, in cooperation with NYC Parks. City Parks Foundation’s Sports & Fitness Programs offer free expert instruction to over 15,000 New York youth and seniors at over 60 locations citywide.

Founded in August of 2008 and based in San Francisco, California, Airbnb is a trusted community marketplace for people to list, discover, and book unique accommodations around the world – online or from a mobile phone. Whether an apartment for a night, a castle for a week, or a villa for a month, Airbnb connects people to unique travel experiences at any price point, in more than 34,000 cities and 190 countries. And with world-class customer service and a growing community of users, Airbnb is the easiest way for people to monetize their extra space and showcase it to an audience of millions.

Founded in 1989, City Parks Foundation (CPF) is the only independent, nonprofit organization to offer park programs throughout the five boroughs of New York City. CPF works in over 750 parks citywide, presenting a broad range of free arts, sports, and education programs, and empowering citizens to support their parks on a local level. CPF’s programs and community building initiatives reach more than 600,000 people each year, contributing to the revitalization of neighborhoods throughout New York City. For more details, please visit www.CityParksFoundation.org.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: South Oxford Park,Inwood Hill Park,John Jay Park,Carl Schurz Main Lawn (in Carl Schurz Park),Roy Wilkins Recreation Center,Fieldhouse (in Astoria Park),Cunningham Park at 193rd Street,Flushing Meadows Corona Park,Soundview Park Field House (in Soundview Park),Tennis Courts (in Marine Park),Middletown Rd & Stadium Ave (in Pelham Bay Park),Tennis Center (in Central Park),Brielle Ave. between Rockland Ave. and Wolcott Ave. (in LaTourette Park & Golf Course),Woodlawn Tennis Courts (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/08/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/08/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: October 8, 2014

See more than 30 life-size animatronic dinosaurs, including a 40-foot long tyrannosaurus rex, on this ride through the two-acre safari at the Bronx Zoo.

Learn about the different species of dinosaurs and their habitats, discover how fossils provide insight into what life may have looked like in prehistoric times and explore how animatronics work.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-1010

Location: Bronx Zoo (in Bronx Park)

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X002 Bronx Park 2014-10-08 2014-10-08 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:13 EST
<![CDATA[Sit Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/08/sit-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/08/sit-aerobics Date: October 8, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 771-2787

Location: St. Johns Recreation Center

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2014-10-08 2014-10-08 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.6735, -73.9348 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:37 EST
<![CDATA[Body Sculpting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/08/body-sculpting http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/08/body-sculpting Date: October 8, 2014

This total body adult workout class 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 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-10-08 2014-10-08 10:00 am 11:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:51 EST
<![CDATA[Fields of Inquiry: Photographs by Yola Monakhov Stockton]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/08/fields-of-inquiry-photographs-by-yola-monakhov-stockton http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/08/fields-of-inquiry-photographs-by-yola-monakhov-stockton Date: October 8, 2014

The show features work from two series, Field Guide to Bird Songs and Empire Picture of the Hudson. Stockton's work provides commentary on the photographic process through traditional documentary photography and constructed compositions.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-4506 x10

Location: Alice Austen House Museum (in Alice Austen Park)

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R117 Alice Austen Park 2014-10-08 2014-10-08 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.6146, -74.0631 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5408cd35c7b83.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:32 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Putting Green]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/08/bryant-park-putting-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/08/bryant-park-putting-green Date: October 8, 2014

Practice your technique, perfect your distance and speed, or bring the kids to play on the green.

Golf balls and clubs are provided.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: The Green (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-10-08 2014-10-08 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:26 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/08/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/08/bryant-park-games Date: October 8, 2014

Take a break with an eclectic selection of favorite tabletop games, from Scrabble and mancala to dominoes and Jenga.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-10-08 2014-10-08 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:05 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/08/bryant-park-ping-pong1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/08/bryant-park-ping-pong1 Date: October 8, 2014

Test your ping pong skills at one of two state-of-the-art tables.

Paddles and balls provided free of charge to all skill levels. Bring a friend, or sign up with our park attendant, who can arrange a friendly game.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Ping Pong Court (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-10-08 2014-10-08 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:22 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/08/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/08/bryant-park-juggling Date: October 8, 2014

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-10-08 2014-10-08 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:06 EST
<![CDATA[Art for Us Adaptive Art Program]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/08/art-for-us-adaptive-art-program http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/08/art-for-us-adaptive-art-program Date: October 8, 2014

Instructional art program for people with disabilities to interact, socialize and express themselves through art. For adults and seniors.

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 218-2380

Location: McCarren Play Center

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2014-10-08 2014-10-08 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.7202, -73.951 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:32 EST
<![CDATA[Recycle-To-Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/08/recycletoart http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/08/recycletoart Date: October 8, 2014

Have fun turning discardee 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 2014-10-08 2014-10-08 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:03 EST
<![CDATA[Turtle Cove Golf Academy: Junior Golf Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/08/turtle-cove-academy-junior-golf-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/08/turtle-cove-academy-junior-golf-clinic Date: October 8, 2014

The Turtle Cove Golf Academy is accepting applications for the new after school junior golf clinic, every Wednesday in October.

The golf clinic is for boys and girls from ages 9 through 16. The clinic teaches grip, posture, alignment, chipping, pitching, full swing, basic rules, etiquette, and sportsmanship.

Please note: The program costs $99 for five consecutive classes. The program's cost must be paid in full at the time of enrollment in the academy's Pro Shop. There are no makeup dates nor refunds for missed classes. Classes cancelled by instructor due to weather conditions will be rescheduled.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 885-1129

Location: Turtle Cove Golf Academy (in Pelham Bay Park)

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2014-10-08 2014-10-08 5:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.8636, -73.8079 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:25 EST
<![CDATA[Wild Apple Forests of Kazakhstan: Lessons for a Sustainable Agriculture]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/08/wild-apple-forests-of-kazakhstan-lessons-for-a-sustainable-agriculture http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/08/wild-apple-forests-of-kazakhstan-lessons-for-a-sustainable-agriculture Date: October 8, 2014

Mitchell J. Silver, NYC Parks Commissioner; Raushan Yesbulatova, General Counsel of the Republic of Kazakhstan; and Karla Sarsekeyeva, Director of the Kazakh American Alliance, invite you to an illustrated lecture from Dr. Gennaro Fazio, USDA/Cornell, and Ethan Roland Solaviev, Apple Seed Permaculture, on the lessons we can learn from Kazakhstan and the wild apple forests of the region.

Reception/Tree Viewing: 5:15-6:30 p.m.

Lecture: 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Seating limited, please RSVP to Kaitilin.Griffin@parks.nyc.gov.

Start time: 5:15 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8240

Location: The Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-10-08 2014-10-08 5:15 pm 8:30 pm 40.7676, -73.9713 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:52 EST
<![CDATA[New York Rollin' Knicks Wheelchair Basketball Open Gym]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/08/new-york-rollin-knicks-wheelchair-basketball-open-gym http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/08/new-york-rollin-knicks-wheelchair-basketball-open-gym Date: October 8, 2014

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 2014-10-08 2014-10-08 6:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.8441, -73.9188 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:48 EST
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Screening of Documentary on Women in Space]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/08/arts-culture-fun-screening-of-women-in-space http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/08/arts-culture-fun-screening-of-women-in-space Date: October 8, 2014

MAKERS is a six-part PBS series profiling the impact women have had over the past 50 years in six industries—comedy, politics, space, war, business, and Hollywood. MAKERS aims to be the largest and most dynamic collection of women’s stories ever assembled.

Women in Space traces the history of women pioneers in the U.S. space program and features the next generation of women engineers, mathematicians, and astronauts — the new group of pioneers who continue to make small but significant steps forward.

After the film, Rori Baldari, Amateur Astronomer’s Association will give a brief talk followed by stargazing (weather permitting).

Rori Baldari has been stargazing since 1970, when she got her first telescope as a Christmas gift from her mother. One of her earliest inspirations was Dr. Carolyn Porco, leader of the Rings Imaging Team on the Voyager mission to the outer planets. As a Board member of the Amateur Astronomers Association Of NY, Rori is very active in public outreach and enjoys showing the night sky to anyone willing to step up to the eyepiece.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 349-0444

Location: A.R.R.O.W. Field House

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Q470 A.R.R.O.W. Field House 2014-10-08 2014-10-08 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.7558, -73.9263 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54104cf8e7dcf.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:41 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Bollywood Cardio Dance]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/08/shape-up-nyc-bollywood-cardio-dance http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/08/shape-up-nyc-bollywood-cardio-dance Date: October 8, 2014

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 2014-10-08 2014-10-08 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/2014/10/09/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/09/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: October 9, 2014

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

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

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

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

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2014-10-09 2014-10-09 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.8606, -73.9338 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5395c8d750ccf.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:35 EST
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: The Evolution of an Artist]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/09/art-in-the-garden-the-evolution-of-an-artist http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/09/art-in-the-garden-the-evolution-of-an-artist Date: October 9, 2014

From landscapes to portraits to modern abstraction, Elaine Hajian's work consistently expresses the artist's vision through myriad styles and mediums.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-10-09 2014-10-09 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:37 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Birding Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/09/bryant-park-birding-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/09/bryant-park-birding-tours Date: October 9, 2014

Discover the surprising diversity of the birds that call Bryant Park home during the migratory season with guided tours.

Presented in partnership with the New York City Audubon Society.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 'wichcraft Coffee Kiosk (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-10-09 2014-10-09 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.7547, -73.9841 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:55 EST
<![CDATA[4th Bienal de Arte Latinoamericano del Bronx: Open For Discussion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/09/4th-bienal-de-arte-latinoamericano-del-bronx-open-for-discussion http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/09/4th-bienal-de-arte-latinoamericano-del-bronx-open-for-discussion Date: October 9, 2014

The Bronx Latin AMerican Art Biennial presents the exhibition Open For Discussion. Art by Eduardo Terranova, Marylin Caminero, Pablo Caviede, Yarisa Colon, Josue Guarionex, Elizabeth Moreno, Delilah Montoya, Justo Carreras, Alejandro Epifanio, Jose Ortiz, Yehimar Abyssys, Carolina Bermudez, Melissa Calderon, Wanda Cotorreal, Martita Ibanez, Jonas Hidalgo.

The exhibition suggests that art discussion is inherently an expression of populism and protest; therefore it is important not to deny the mass attraction to it, but to recognize its communicative power.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-10-09 2014-10-09 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:12 EST
<![CDATA[The NY World’s Fairs and the Port Authority Bringing Trade, Travel and Tourism to Queens, The Region and the World]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/09/the-ny-worlds-fairs-and-the-port-authority-bringing-trade-travel-and-tourism-to-queens-the-region-and-the-world http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/09/the-ny-worlds-fairs-and-the-port-authority-bringing-trade-travel-and-tourism-to-queens-the-region-and-the-world Date: October 9, 2014

In our continuing celebration of the New York World's Fairs, enjoy this Port Authority multimedia exhibit which will be on view in the auditorium lobby.

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-10-09 2014-10-09 8:30 am 5:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:21 EST
<![CDATA[Bronx River Forest Invasive Removal and Tree Stewardship]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/09/bronx-river-forest-invasive-removal-and-tree-stewardship http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/09/bronx-river-forest-invasive-removal-and-tree-stewardship Date: October 9, 2014

Volunteer with Natural Areas Volunteers in the Bronx River Forest to care for newly planted trees. This work will help maintain the livelihood of the restored forest. Volunteers will be trained in tree care, invasive weed identification and removal techniques. Come dressed in sturdy boots or shoes, long pants and clothing that can get dirty. Please meet your Technical Leader at the corner of Burke Avenue and Bronx Park East. This project is appropriate for adults and youth groups that are High School age and above. Space is limited. Registration is required for this event.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-3318

Location: Burke Avenue and Bronx Park East

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2014-10-09 2014-10-09 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8715, -73.8706 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:52 EST
<![CDATA[Fitness Walk at Joe Michaels Mile]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/09/fitness-walk-at-joe-michaels-mile http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/09/fitness-walk-at-joe-michaels-mile Date: October 9, 2014

Join other adults in a weekly fitness walking program that starts at the western end of Joe Michaels Mile (near the front of Fort Totten). No registration is required.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 352-4793 ext. 301

Location: Joe Michaels Mile: Western Entrance (in Crocheron Park)

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Q012 Crocheron Park 2014-10-09 2014-10-09 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.7888, -73.7821 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:37 EST
<![CDATA[Restore and Maintain the Wetlands of Randall's Island Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/09/restore-and-maintain-the-wetlands-of-randalls-island-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/09/restore-and-maintain-the-wetlands-of-randalls-island-park Date: October 9, 2014

Volunteer with us to restore and maintain the wetlands in Randall's Island Park. Projects include trail maintenance, weeding, planting, litter, and debris removal, and surveying.

Please wear closed-toe shoes such as sneakers or work boots that can get sandy, dirty, and/or muddy. Please wear clothing that can get dirty, as well. Dress appropriate for the weather including protective eye wear such as sunglasses or a hat or visor to get some shade from the sun.

These events are rain or shine unless conditions are dangerous.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-2031

Location: Icahn Stadium (in Randall's Island Park)

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2014-10-09 2014-10-09 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7932, -73.9254 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:10 EST
<![CDATA[Exhibition - George Boorujy: Taxonomy]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/09/exhibition-george-boorujy-taxonomy http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/09/exhibition-george-boorujy-taxonomy Date: October 9, 2014

Taxonomy is a collection of George Boorujy’s dynamic large-scale paintings of North American animals with disarmingly human characteristics, as well as a series of his preliminary clay models and drawings. Inhabitants of New York City and other urban centers often think of themselves as removed from nature, but Boorujy’s hyperrealistic ink-on-paper portraits force us to rethink our relationship with animals and our own place within the environment.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-10-09 2014-10-09 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5405ea56ed0be.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:24 EST
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Free Yoga, Tennis & Fitness Walking Instruction]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/09/cityparks-seniors-fitness-sept-22oct-31 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/09/cityparks-seniors-fitness-sept-22oct-31 Date: October 9, 2014

City Parks Foundation welcomes all New Yorkers, 60 and over, to participate in CityParks Seniors Fitness presented by Airbnb. All activities in this six-week fitness program take place once or twice a week at each location through October 31st. Participants are encouraged to maintain regular attendance to maximize health benefits.

CityParks Seniors Fitness has served over 5,000 participants since it began in 2006 and aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. The program encourages New Yorkers to maximize the health benefits of staying active at all ages. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help participants feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis.

For more information about City Parks Foundation’s free Seniors Fitness programs, please call the Sports Department at (718) 760-6999. All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge. Sessions are one or two hours, once or twice a week.

The following is a detailed schedule for CityParks Seniors Fitness for Fall 2014.

QUEENS

Astoria Park

Tennis - Mondays/Wednesdays at 10AM – 12 PM Tennis Courts 21st St & Hoyt Ave S

Cunningham Park

Tennis - Tuesdays/Thursdays at 9AM - Tennis Courts Union Turnpike & 193rd St

Yoga - Tuesdays/Thursdays at 10AM - Tennis Courts Union Turnpike & 193rd St

Flushing Meadows Corona Park

Tennis - Mondays/Wednesdays at 10 AM - 12 PM - Tennis Courts Meridian Rd

Roy Wilkins Park

Tennis- Tuesdays/Thursdays at 10AM - Tennis Courts Baisley Blvd & 177th St

Yoga – Tuesdays/Thursdays at 9AM - Tennis Courts Baisley Blvd & 177th St

BRONX

Pelham Bay Park

Yoga – Tuesdays/Thursdays at 9AM - Middletown Rd & Stadium Ave

Soundview Park

Walking - Mondays/Wednesdays at 9AM - Lafayette Ave between Boynton & Colgate

Yoga - Mondays/Wednesdays at 10AM - Lafayette Ave between Boynton & Colgate

Van Cortlandt Park/Woodlawn

Yoga - Mondays/Wednesdays at 9 AM - Woodlawn Tennis Courts Jerome Ave & E 233rd St

Walking - Tuesdays/Thursdays at 9 AM -Woodlawn Tennis Courts Jerome Ave & E 233rd St

MANHATTAN

Carl Schurz Park

Walking - Mondays/Wednesdays at 9 AM - E 86th St & East End Ave

Yoga - Tuesdays/Thursdays at 9AM - E 86th St & East End Ave

John Jay Park

Yoga - Tuesdays/Thursdays at 10:30 AM - E 77th St & Cherokee Place

Central Park

Tennis - Fridays at 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM - Tennis Courts 93rd St near West Drive

Inwood Hill Park

Tennis - Tuesdays/Thursdays at 10 AM - Tennis Courts 207 St & Seaman Ave

Yoga - Mondays/Wednesdays at 11 AM - Tennis Courts 207 St & Seaman Ave

BROOKLYN

Marine Park

Tennis - Tuesdays/Thursdays at 11 AM - Tennis Courts Ave S & E 32nd St

Yoga - Mondays/Wednesdays at 9 AM - Nature Center Ave U & E 32nd St

South Oxford Park

Yoga - Mondays/Wednesdays at 11 AM - S Oxford St & Atlantic Ave

STATEN ISLAND

Greenbelt Park

Yoga - Tuesdays/Fridays at 9AM - Brielle Ave between Rockland & Wolcott

Tennis - Mondays/Wednesdays at 10 AM – 12 PM - Brielle Ave between Rockland & Wolcott

As in all of its programming and activities, City Parks Foundation partners with the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation to improve neighborhood parks and the communities they serve.

CityParks Seniors Fitness presented by Airbnb is generously supported by Zwicker Electric; NYC Council under the leadership of Melissa Mark-Viverito; Manhattan Delegation of the NYC Council; NYC Council Member Julissa Ferreras; NYC Council Member Ben Kallos; NYC Council Member Helen Rosenthal; NYC Council Member Annabel Palma; and NYC Council Member Laurie Cumbo, in cooperation with NYC Parks. City Parks Foundation’s Sports & Fitness Programs offer free expert instruction to over 15,000 New York youth and seniors at over 60 locations citywide.

Founded in August of 2008 and based in San Francisco, California, Airbnb is a trusted community marketplace for people to list, discover, and book unique accommodations around the world – online or from a mobile phone. Whether an apartment for a night, a castle for a week, or a villa for a month, Airbnb connects people to unique travel experiences at any price point, in more than 34,000 cities and 190 countries. And with world-class customer service and a growing community of users, Airbnb is the easiest way for people to monetize their extra space and showcase it to an audience of millions.

Founded in 1989, City Parks Foundation (CPF) is the only independent, nonprofit organization to offer park programs throughout the five boroughs of New York City. CPF works in over 750 parks citywide, presenting a broad range of free arts, sports, and education programs, and empowering citizens to support their parks on a local level. CPF’s programs and community building initiatives reach more than 600,000 people each year, contributing to the revitalization of neighborhoods throughout New York City. For more details, please visit www.CityParksFoundation.org.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: South Oxford Park,Inwood Hill Park,John Jay Park,Carl Schurz Main Lawn (in Carl Schurz Park),Roy Wilkins Recreation Center,Fieldhouse (in Astoria Park),Cunningham Park at 193rd Street,Flushing Meadows Corona Park,Soundview Park Field House (in Soundview Park),Tennis Courts (in Marine Park),Middletown Rd & Stadium Ave (in Pelham Bay Park),Tennis Center (in Central Park),Brielle Ave. between Rockland Ave. and Wolcott Ave. (in LaTourette Park & Golf Course),Woodlawn Tennis Courts (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/09/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/09/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: October 9, 2014

See more than 30 life-size animatronic dinosaurs, including a 40-foot long tyrannosaurus rex, on this ride through the two-acre safari at the Bronx Zoo.

Learn about the different species of dinosaurs and their habitats, discover how fossils provide insight into what life may have looked like in prehistoric times and explore how animatronics work.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-1010

Location: Bronx Zoo (in Bronx Park)

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X002 Bronx Park 2014-10-09 2014-10-09 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:13 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Stretching, Toning, Relaxation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/09/stretching-toning-relaxation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/09/stretching-toning-relaxation Date: October 9, 2014

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

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

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-10-09 2014-10-09 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:47 EST
<![CDATA[Fields of Inquiry: Photographs by Yola Monakhov Stockton]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/09/fields-of-inquiry-photographs-by-yola-monakhov-stockton http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/09/fields-of-inquiry-photographs-by-yola-monakhov-stockton Date: October 9, 2014

The show features work from two series, Field Guide to Bird Songs and Empire Picture of the Hudson. Stockton's work provides commentary on the photographic process through traditional documentary photography and constructed compositions.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-4506 x10

Location: Alice Austen House Museum (in Alice Austen Park)

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R117 Alice Austen Park 2014-10-09 2014-10-09 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.6146, -74.0631 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5408cd35c7b83.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:32 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/09/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/09/bryant-park-games Date: October 9, 2014

Take a break with an eclectic selection of favorite tabletop games, from Scrabble and mancala to dominoes and Jenga.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-10-09 2014-10-09 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:05 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/09/bryant-park-ping-pong1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/09/bryant-park-ping-pong1 Date: October 9, 2014

Test your ping pong skills at one of two state-of-the-art tables.

Paddles and balls provided free of charge to all skill levels. Bring a friend, or sign up with our park attendant, who can arrange a friendly game.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Ping Pong Court (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-10-09 2014-10-09 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:22 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Putting Green]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/09/bryant-park-putting-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/09/bryant-park-putting-green Date: October 9, 2014

Practice your technique, perfect your distance and speed, or bring the kids to play on the green.

Golf balls and clubs are provided.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: The Green (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-10-09 2014-10-09 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:26 EST
<![CDATA[Adaptive Track and Field]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/09/adaptive-track-and-field http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/09/adaptive-track-and-field Date: October 9, 2014

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

Recreation Center membership is required to join.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 293-5934

Location: West Bronx Recreation Center

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X261 West Bronx Recreation Center 2014-10-09 2014-10-09 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8441, -73.9188 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:26 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Dance Fitness]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/09/shape-up-nyc-dance-fitness http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/09/shape-up-nyc-dance-fitness Date: October 9, 2014

An exercise class focusing on your core through a combination of strength, balance and toning exercises while keeping the heart rate up to burn calories and strengthen the cardio respiratory system. We recommend bringing a workout mat.

Shaping Up has never been this easy! Shape Up NYC offers free fitness classes every week at dozens of locations across the five boroughs. Shape Up NYC classes are taught by expert fitness instructors who know how to make fitness fun. Class offerings are varied and include aerobics, yoga, pilates and zumba.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-10-09 2014-10-09 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5422e0fcab2bc.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:25 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Northern Forts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/09/central-park-tour-northern-forts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/09/central-park-tour-northern-forts Date: October 9, 2014

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2014-10-09 2014-10-09 12:00 pm 1:30 pm 40.7968, -73.9515 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/530fede1b969d.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:40 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/09/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/09/bryant-park-juggling Date: October 9, 2014

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-10-09 2014-10-09 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:06 EST
<![CDATA[Blooming Naturalists: Introduction to Bird Watching]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/09/blooming-naturalists http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/09/blooming-naturalists Date: October 9, 2014

So you think you're a naturalist? Join the Prospect Park Alliance at the Audubon Center in this Introduction to Bird Watching series. Using fun games and activities, learn what makes birds so special in a different lesson every week!

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-10-09 2014-10-09 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5422e306872ef.png Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:50 EST
<![CDATA[Learn To Draw]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/09/learn-to-draw http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/09/learn-to-draw Date: October 9, 2014

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 2014-10-09 2014-10-09 1:30 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:24 EST
<![CDATA[Nature on the Go!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/09/nature-on-the-go http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/09/nature-on-the-go Date: October 9, 2014

Join the Prospect Park Alliance at the Audubon Center to learn about the nature that is all around us. A naturalist leads children and families to areas near the Audubon Center to discover the flora and fauna in the park. Meet at the Audubon Center.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-10-09 2014-10-09 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5422e3898b691.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:45 EST
<![CDATA[Animal Encounter at Prospect Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/09/animal-encounter http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/09/animal-encounter Date: October 9, 2014

Curious as to how "Snappy" the turtle got her name? Want to watch the snake gobble up a mouse? Join the Alliance at the Audubon Center to learn more about the animals in our collection. Discover what it takes to care for these amazing creatures and assist in an actual feeding. There will also be opportunities to get up close and personal!

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-10-09 2014-10-09 3:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5422e40bd9f77.png Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:30 EST
<![CDATA[Volunteer with the Garden Crew]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/09/garden-crew1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/09/garden-crew1 Date: October 9, 2014

The garden crew will be meeting regularly to maintain and revitalize the ornamental and native plantings around Sherman Creek and Swindler Cove. As part of garden crew you will help redesign and plant garden beds as well as weed, water, and dead-head in existing gardens. If you want to learn more about planting, pruning, weed identification, and other horticultural techniques join the garden crew in their weekly workdays.

Please register by email.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone: (917) 291-6436

Location: Sherman Creek Park (in Sherman Creek)

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M300 Sherman Creek 2014-10-09 2014-10-09 4:00 pm 6:30 pm 40.8611, -73.918 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:43 EST
<![CDATA[City Chicken Institute: Brooklyn]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/09/city-chicken-institute-brooklyn http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/09/city-chicken-institute-brooklyn Date: October 9, 2014

You can raise chickens in New York City!

Visit our live chicken coop and learn about the benefits of raising your own flock in an urban setting. We have workshops suitable for all levels of experience. These workshops are free, so come on by to learn more, hold a chicken for the first time, and enjoy this unique green space in the heart of Brooklyn.

Schedule
Every 2nd Thursday, July - October
5:30 – Garden gates open
6:00 – Workshop begins
7:00-7:15 – Open House and Q&A with instructor

July 10 – Beginner: Introduction to Urban Chicken Keeping
August 14 – Advanced: Health Inspections and Solutions
September 11 – Beginner: Introduction to Urban Chicken Keeping
October 9** – Preparing Your Coop for Winter

**Please note that the October workshop will start earlier due to the earlier sunset time. Schedule is:
5:00 – Garden gates open
5:30 – Workshop begins
6:15-6:30 – Open House and Q&A with instructor

We're also holding chicken-keeping workshops in the Bronx!
Paradise on Earth
1106 Fox Street, Bronx, NY
July 30, Aug 27, Sept 24, Oct 29

Partners: Just Food, Imani Gardens

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 333-2552

Location: Imani Community Garden

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2014-10-09 2014-10-09 5:00 pm 6:30 pm 40.6762, -73.9329 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53ac5261bf2af.JPG Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:50 EST
<![CDATA[Wheelchair Basketball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/09/wheelchair-basketball1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/09/wheelchair-basketball1 Date: October 9, 2014

Compete in wheelchair basketball at McCarren, whether you're experienced or new at the sport. It's challenging, fast-paced and exciting. The first two weeks of the program, Thursday, October 2 and Thursday, October 9, are free. After that, membership is required.

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

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

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 218-2380

Location: McCarren Play Center

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2014-10-09 2014-10-09 8:00 pm 9:30 pm 40.7202, -73.951 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:50 EST
<![CDATA[Yoga in the Orangerie]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/10/yoga-in-the-orangeriefall-series http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/10/yoga-in-the-orangeriefall-series Date: October 10, 2014

The benefits of yoga are well known: de-stress, get strong and flexible, and have fun! Deepen your practice in a steady, mindful approach at the intermediate level or learn the basics in the beginner class. Taught by certified Anusara® yoga teacher Ann Casapini in a serene, sunlit space. Ten-class series; class size limited to 12. Please bring your own mat.

The intermediate level will be held from 7:00 a.m. to 8:15 a.m. and a beginner's class will be held from 8:45–10:00 a.m.

Registration and pre-payment required. info@bpmm.org or (718) 885-1461.

Start time: 7:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 885-1461

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2014-10-10 2014-10-10 7:00 am 40.8705, -73.8109 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:56 EST
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: The Evolution of an Artist]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/10/art-in-the-garden-the-evolution-of-an-artist http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/10/art-in-the-garden-the-evolution-of-an-artist Date: October 10, 2014

From landscapes to portraits to modern abstraction, Elaine Hajian's work consistently expresses the artist's vision through myriad styles and mediums.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-10-10 2014-10-10 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:37 EST
<![CDATA[4th Bienal de Arte Latinoamericano del Bronx: Open For Discussion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/10/4th-bienal-de-arte-latinoamericano-del-bronx-open-for-discussion http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/10/4th-bienal-de-arte-latinoamericano-del-bronx-open-for-discussion Date: October 10, 2014

The Bronx Latin AMerican Art Biennial presents the exhibition Open For Discussion. Art by Eduardo Terranova, Marylin Caminero, Pablo Caviede, Yarisa Colon, Josue Guarionex, Elizabeth Moreno, Delilah Montoya, Justo Carreras, Alejandro Epifanio, Jose Ortiz, Yehimar Abyssys, Carolina Bermudez, Melissa Calderon, Wanda Cotorreal, Martita Ibanez, Jonas Hidalgo.

The exhibition suggests that art discussion is inherently an expression of populism and protest; therefore it is important not to deny the mass attraction to it, but to recognize its communicative power.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-10-10 2014-10-10 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:12 EST
<![CDATA[The NY World’s Fairs and the Port Authority Bringing Trade, Travel and Tourism to Queens, The Region and the World]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/10/the-ny-worlds-fairs-and-the-port-authority-bringing-trade-travel-and-tourism-to-queens-the-region-and-the-world http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/10/the-ny-worlds-fairs-and-the-port-authority-bringing-trade-travel-and-tourism-to-queens-the-region-and-the-world Date: October 10, 2014

In our continuing celebration of the New York World's Fairs, enjoy this Port Authority multimedia exhibit which will be on view in the auditorium lobby.

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-10-10 2014-10-10 8:30 am 5:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:21 EST
<![CDATA[Farmer's Market Fridays]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/10/farmers-market-fridays http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/10/farmers-market-fridays Date: October 10, 2014

Get fresh, local and seasonal produce, nuts, coffee, and nut butters from the Farmer's Market! Every Friday, June 20 to November 21, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Dahlia Avenue off Main Street, outside the Garden fence.

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-10-10 2014-10-10 8:30 am 4:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:31 EST
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Free Yoga, Tennis & Fitness Walking Instruction]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/10/cityparks-seniors-fitness-sept-22oct-31 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/10/cityparks-seniors-fitness-sept-22oct-31 Date: October 10, 2014

City Parks Foundation welcomes all New Yorkers, 60 and over, to participate in CityParks Seniors Fitness presented by Airbnb. All activities in this six-week fitness program take place once or twice a week at each location through October 31st. Participants are encouraged to maintain regular attendance to maximize health benefits.

CityParks Seniors Fitness has served over 5,000 participants since it began in 2006 and aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. The program encourages New Yorkers to maximize the health benefits of staying active at all ages. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help participants feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis.

For more information about City Parks Foundation’s free Seniors Fitness programs, please call the Sports Department at (718) 760-6999. All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge. Sessions are one or two hours, once or twice a week.

The following is a detailed schedule for CityParks Seniors Fitness for Fall 2014.

QUEENS

Astoria Park

Tennis - Mondays/Wednesdays at 10AM – 12 PM Tennis Courts 21st St & Hoyt Ave S

Cunningham Park

Tennis - Tuesdays/Thursdays at 9AM - Tennis Courts Union Turnpike & 193rd St

Yoga - Tuesdays/Thursdays at 10AM - Tennis Courts Union Turnpike & 193rd St

Flushing Meadows Corona Park

Tennis - Mondays/Wednesdays at 10 AM - 12 PM - Tennis Courts Meridian Rd

Roy Wilkins Park

Tennis- Tuesdays/Thursdays at 10AM - Tennis Courts Baisley Blvd & 177th St

Yoga – Tuesdays/Thursdays at 9AM - Tennis Courts Baisley Blvd & 177th St

BRONX

Pelham Bay Park

Yoga – Tuesdays/Thursdays at 9AM - Middletown Rd & Stadium Ave

Soundview Park

Walking - Mondays/Wednesdays at 9AM - Lafayette Ave between Boynton & Colgate

Yoga - Mondays/Wednesdays at 10AM - Lafayette Ave between Boynton & Colgate

Van Cortlandt Park/Woodlawn

Yoga - Mondays/Wednesdays at 9 AM - Woodlawn Tennis Courts Jerome Ave & E 233rd St

Walking - Tuesdays/Thursdays at 9 AM -Woodlawn Tennis Courts Jerome Ave & E 233rd St

MANHATTAN

Carl Schurz Park

Walking - Mondays/Wednesdays at 9 AM - E 86th St & East End Ave

Yoga - Tuesdays/Thursdays at 9AM - E 86th St & East End Ave

John Jay Park

Yoga - Tuesdays/Thursdays at 10:30 AM - E 77th St & Cherokee Place

Central Park

Tennis - Fridays at 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM - Tennis Courts 93rd St near West Drive

Inwood Hill Park

Tennis - Tuesdays/Thursdays at 10 AM - Tennis Courts 207 St & Seaman Ave

Yoga - Mondays/Wednesdays at 11 AM - Tennis Courts 207 St & Seaman Ave

BROOKLYN

Marine Park

Tennis - Tuesdays/Thursdays at 11 AM - Tennis Courts Ave S & E 32nd St

Yoga - Mondays/Wednesdays at 9 AM - Nature Center Ave U & E 32nd St

South Oxford Park

Yoga - Mondays/Wednesdays at 11 AM - S Oxford St & Atlantic Ave

STATEN ISLAND

Greenbelt Park

Yoga - Tuesdays/Fridays at 9AM - Brielle Ave between Rockland & Wolcott

Tennis - Mondays/Wednesdays at 10 AM – 12 PM - Brielle Ave between Rockland & Wolcott

As in all of its programming and activities, City Parks Foundation partners with the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation to improve neighborhood parks and the communities they serve.

CityParks Seniors Fitness presented by Airbnb is generously supported by Zwicker Electric; NYC Council under the leadership of Melissa Mark-Viverito; Manhattan Delegation of the NYC Council; NYC Council Member Julissa Ferreras; NYC Council Member Ben Kallos; NYC Council Member Helen Rosenthal; NYC Council Member Annabel Palma; and NYC Council Member Laurie Cumbo, in cooperation with NYC Parks. City Parks Foundation’s Sports & Fitness Programs offer free expert instruction to over 15,000 New York youth and seniors at over 60 locations citywide.

Founded in August of 2008 and based in San Francisco, California, Airbnb is a trusted community marketplace for people to list, discover, and book unique accommodations around the world – online or from a mobile phone. Whether an apartment for a night, a castle for a week, or a villa for a month, Airbnb connects people to unique travel experiences at any price point, in more than 34,000 cities and 190 countries. And with world-class customer service and a growing community of users, Airbnb is the easiest way for people to monetize their extra space and showcase it to an audience of millions.

Founded in 1989, City Parks Foundation (CPF) is the only independent, nonprofit organization to offer park programs throughout the five boroughs of New York City. CPF works in over 750 parks citywide, presenting a broad range of free arts, sports, and education programs, and empowering citizens to support their parks on a local level. CPF’s programs and community building initiatives reach more than 600,000 people each year, contributing to the revitalization of neighborhoods throughout New York City. For more details, please visit www.CityParksFoundation.org.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: South Oxford Park,Inwood Hill Park,John Jay Park,Carl Schurz Main Lawn (in Carl Schurz Park),Roy Wilkins Recreation Center,Fieldhouse (in Astoria Park),Cunningham Park at 193rd Street,Flushing Meadows Corona Park,Soundview Park Field House (in Soundview Park),Tennis Courts (in Marine Park),Middletown Rd & Stadium Ave (in Pelham Bay Park),Tennis Center (in Central Park),Brielle Ave. between Rockland Ave. and Wolcott Ave. (in LaTourette Park & Golf Course),Woodlawn Tennis Courts (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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<![CDATA[Exhibition - George Boorujy: Taxonomy]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/10/exhibition-george-boorujy-taxonomy http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/10/exhibition-george-boorujy-taxonomy Date: October 10, 2014

Taxonomy is a collection of George Boorujy’s dynamic large-scale paintings of North American animals with disarmingly human characteristics, as well as a series of his preliminary clay models and drawings. Inhabitants of New York City and other urban centers often think of themselves as removed from nature, but Boorujy’s hyperrealistic ink-on-paper portraits force us to rethink our relationship with animals and our own place within the environment.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-10-10 2014-10-10 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5405ea56ed0be.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:24 EST
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/10/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/10/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: October 10, 2014

See more than 30 life-size animatronic dinosaurs, including a 40-foot long tyrannosaurus rex, on this ride through the two-acre safari at the Bronx Zoo.

Learn about the different species of dinosaurs and their habitats, discover how fossils provide insight into what life may have looked like in prehistoric times and explore how animatronics work.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-1010

Location: Bronx Zoo (in Bronx Park)

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X002 Bronx Park 2014-10-10 2014-10-10 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:13 EST
<![CDATA[Sit Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/10/sit-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/10/sit-aerobics Date: October 10, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 771-2787

Location: St. Johns Recreation Center

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2014-10-10 2014-10-10 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.6735, -73.9348 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:37 EST
<![CDATA[Fields of Inquiry: Photographs by Yola Monakhov Stockton]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/10/fields-of-inquiry-photographs-by-yola-monakhov-stockton http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/10/fields-of-inquiry-photographs-by-yola-monakhov-stockton Date: October 10, 2014

The show features work from two series, Field Guide to Bird Songs and Empire Picture of the Hudson. Stockton's work provides commentary on the photographic process through traditional documentary photography and constructed compositions.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-4506 x10

Location: Alice Austen House Museum (in Alice Austen Park)

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R117 Alice Austen Park 2014-10-10 2014-10-10 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.6146, -74.0631 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5408cd35c7b83.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:32 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/10/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/10/bryant-park-games Date: October 10, 2014

Take a break with an eclectic selection of favorite tabletop games, from Scrabble and mancala to dominoes and Jenga.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-10-10 2014-10-10 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:05 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Putting Green]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/10/bryant-park-putting-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/10/bryant-park-putting-green Date: October 10, 2014

Practice your technique, perfect your distance and speed, or bring the kids to play on the green.

Golf balls and clubs are provided.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: The Green (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-10-10 2014-10-10 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:26 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/10/bryant-park-ping-pong1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/10/bryant-park-ping-pong1 Date: October 10, 2014

Test your ping pong skills at one of two state-of-the-art tables.

Paddles and balls provided free of charge to all skill levels. Bring a friend, or sign up with our park attendant, who can arrange a friendly game.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Ping Pong Court (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-10-10 2014-10-10 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:22 EST
<![CDATA[Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/10/tai-chi1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/10/tai-chi1 Date: October 10, 2014

Learn the correct Tai Chi movements and walking and breathing techniques, with a professional Tai Chi 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 2014-10-10 2014-10-10 11:30 am 12:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:16 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/10/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/10/bryant-park-juggling Date: October 10, 2014

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-10-10 2014-10-10 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:06 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/10/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/10/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park Date: October 10, 2014

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

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

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

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M010 Central Park 2014-10-10 2014-10-10 12:00 pm 1:30 pm 40.7725, -73.967 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/538cbe0e4c275.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:35 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Cardio Toning]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/10/shape-up-nyc-cardio-toning http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/10/shape-up-nyc-cardio-toning Date: October 10, 2014

An exercise class focusing on your core through a combination of strength, balance, and toning exercises while keeping the heart rate up to burn calories and strengthen the cardio respiratory system. We recommend bringing a workout mat.

Shaping Up has never been this easy! Shape Up NYC offers free fitness classes every week at dozens of locations across the five boroughs. Shape Up NYC classes are taught by expert fitness instructors who know how to make fitness fun. Class offerings are varied and include aerobics, yoga, pilates and zumba.

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 2014-10-10 2014-10-10 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5422e0fcab2bc.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:24 EST
<![CDATA[Blooming Naturalists: Introduction to Bird Watching]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/10/blooming-naturalists http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/10/blooming-naturalists Date: October 10, 2014

So you think you're a naturalist? Join the Prospect Park Alliance at the Audubon Center in this Introduction to Bird Watching series. Using fun games and activities, learn what makes birds so special in a different lesson every week!

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-10-10 2014-10-10 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5422e306872ef.png Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:50 EST
<![CDATA[Conference House Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/10/house-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/10/house-tours Date: October 10, 2014

Come to the Conference House in Tottenville for guided tours through an historic house where Benjamin Franklin, Edward Rutledge, John Adams, and Lord Howe met in an attempt to end the Revolutionary War. After taking a guided tour, experience the rich views of nature at Conference House Park, as well as stopping by the Visitor's Center to view our rotating exhibits!

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 984-6046

Location: Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2014-10-10 2014-10-10 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.502, -74.2514 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5339a985105b4.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:04 EST
<![CDATA[Creative Short Story Writing Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/10/creative-short-story-writing-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/10/creative-short-story-writing-workshop Date: October 10, 2014

Work on your short story, or fiction/non-fiction writing with an established writer. Get to know your character and create your scene.

For adults.

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-10-10 2014-10-10 1:30 pm 3:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:09 EST
<![CDATA[Short Story Fiction/Non-Fiction Writing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/10/short-story-fictionnonfiction-writing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/10/short-story-fictionnonfiction-writing Date: October 10, 2014

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

This class is for adults.

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-10-10 2014-10-10 1:30 pm 3:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:34 EST
<![CDATA[Nature on the Go!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/10/nature-on-the-go http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/10/nature-on-the-go Date: October 10, 2014

Join the Prospect Park Alliance at the Audubon Center to learn about the nature that is all around us. A naturalist leads children and families to areas near the Audubon Center to discover the flora and fauna in the park. Meet at the Audubon Center.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-10-10 2014-10-10 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5422e3898b691.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:45 EST