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 Mon, 21 Apr 2014 04:46:06 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[Greenbelt Easter Fest]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/16/greenbelt-easter-fest http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/16/greenbelt-easter-fest Date: April 16, 2014

The Greenbelt Easter Fest "Search for the Golden Egg" is an afternoon of free fun for the whole family. Activities will include face painting, Easter crafts, egg coloring, games, egg hunt, and much, much more. There will be a special appearance by Peter Rabbit and his friends.

For more information you may call the center at (718) 667-3545.

Pleae RSVP by April 11.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 667-3545

Location: Greenbelt Recreation Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2014-04-16 2014-04-16 4:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.5926, -74.1358 Mon, 21 Apr 2014 00:46:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Couch to 5K]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/16/shape-up-nyc-couch-to-5k http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/16/shape-up-nyc-couch-to-5k Date: April 16, 2014

A beginner program for the aspiring runner, this class will combine running, walking, and conditioning exercises to get you in shape for long distance running.

Rain or shine.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-3300

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

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2014-04-16 2014-04-16 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8344 Mon, 21 Apr 2014 00:46:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Wheelchair Basketball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/16/wheelchair-basketball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/16/wheelchair-basketball Date: April 16, 2014

Practice with the New York Rollin' Knicks! Improve your skills against some of the best. Beginner, intermediate and advanced players with disabilities are welcome.

Recreation Center membership is required to participate.

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 2014-04-16 2014-04-16 6:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.8441, -73.9188 Mon, 21 Apr 2014 00:46:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Yoga - Relax and Stretch]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/16/shape-up-nyc-yoga-relax-and-stretch http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/16/shape-up-nyc-yoga-relax-and-stretch Date: April 16, 2014

McDonald Park House is Staten Island's home of Shape Up NYC! Take part in 14 fitness classes per week for free.

Yoga - Relax and Stretch is an open level class with a focus on bringing awareness to the body through core strengthening and total body flexibility.

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: McDonald Park House (in McDonald Playground)

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R034 McDonald Playground 2014-04-16 2014-04-16 7:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.6291, -74.1155 Mon, 21 Apr 2014 00:46:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/17/my-morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/17/my-morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: April 17, 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. Rain and weather / air advisory cancels. Fitness programs are cancelled if the weather is lower than 20 degrees.

For a breath of fresh air, take your workouts outdoors. After years of being a gym rat, I've seen the light, so to speak. 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 2014-04-17 2014-04-17 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.8606, -73.9338 Mon, 21 Apr 2014 00:46:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Doors To The Bronx Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/17/doors-to-the-bronx-exhibition1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/17/doors-to-the-bronx-exhibition1 Date: April 17, 2014

An art exhibition comprised of paintings made by Bronx artist Danilo Peguero. This exhibition is a celebration of the Bronx's rich architectural history. The show features some of the most interesting and glamorous doors that beautify and protect the heart of the unconquerable Bronx.

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 2014-04-17 2014-04-17 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 21 Apr 2014 00:46:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: “Get the Picture?”]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/17/art-in-the-garden-get-the-picture3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/17/art-in-the-garden-get-the-picture3 Date: April 17, 2014

Artist Alan Richards’s colorful satirical composite images, or photomanipulations, feature elements juxtaposed to create pieces that portray humor and whimsy.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-04-17 2014-04-17 8:00 am 4:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Mon, 21 Apr 2014 00:46:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Arsenal Gallery Exhibition: STRATA]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/17/strata http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/17/strata Date: April 17, 2014

NYC Parks is pleased to present STRATA, an exhibition of prints, ceramics and collages by Marie Lorenz, Katy Fischer and Max Warsh. The artists in STRATA collect and arrange found or invented artifacts from the urban environment, including river flotsam, ceramic shards, and architectural details, through various modes of discovery. They use their collections as source material for multilayered, abstract compositions that reframe our familiar surroundings and challenge the division between man-made and organic in favor of a more seamless view of the material world. STRATA is on view in the Arsenal Gallery now through April 24, 2014.

Marie Lorenz creates large scale, collograph prints from objects she collects on her excursions through New York City’s waterways. In this new series of prints, Lorenz engages with the mysterious paths the objects have traveled by repeatedly printing the elements in ornate circular patterns, which evoke both tidal vortexes and folk art medallions.

Katy Fischer’s ceramic sculpture is reminiscent of archeological discoveries. She is inspired by the way ancient artifacts become evocatively abstract shapes once they are broken, weathered and displaced, not unlike the bits of debris deposited around the city. The shard-like fragments read as both found and made, broken and whole, abstract and representational and suggest intriguing connections and possible histories.

On his walks around the city, Max Warsh photographs architectural facades, which are used as source material for his work. For these new pieces, Warsh photographed buildings in the neighborhood that surrounds the Arsenal. He then reconfigures these found textures, grooved surfaces and cast ornamental details in his studio through cutting, painting and collage to arrive at compositions that reinvigorate our engagement with the visual language of the urban landscape.

In the work of all three artists, the fragment points to a larger more complete whole and a sense that a sum of the parts does or could exist. However each artist works to evade the reveal: we never see the whole building, the actual found object, or the unbroken pot. Rather, these fragmented compositions convey the way memory is an amalgamated fiction rather than a knowable fact.

In conjunction with STRATA , Audra Wolowiec will present the sound installation Weather Language on April 14, 2014, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the Arsenal. The sound piece will be composed of a mixture of found sounds and vocal interventions that are sensitive to both the Arsenal site and the city at large. Wolowiecs’ voice will overlap with the voices of strangers she encountered while walking through the city, creating a sound environment that is as subtle and ambiguous as the weather.

The Arsenal Gallery is dedicated to examining themes of nature, urban space, wildlife, New York City parks and park history. It is located on the third floor of the Parks Department Headquarters, in Central Park, on Fifth Avenue at 64th Street. Gallery hours are Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Admission is free. For more information on the Arsenal Gallery, please call 212-360-8163.

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 2014-04-17 2014-04-17 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52fd2ae9dd9fd.jpg Mon, 21 Apr 2014 00:46:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Stretch, Tone and Balance]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/17/shape-up-nyc-stretch-tone-and-balance http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/17/shape-up-nyc-stretch-tone-and-balance Date: April 17, 2014

McDonald Park House is Staten Island's home of Shape Up NYC! Take part in 14 fitness classes per week for free.

Stretch, Tone and Balance is a moderate, heart-pumping workout that strengthens and lengthens muscles and improves imbalance.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: McDonald Park House (in McDonald Playground)

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R034 McDonald Playground 2014-04-17 2014-04-17 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.6291, -74.1155 Mon, 21 Apr 2014 00:46:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/17/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/17/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: April 17, 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 2014-04-17 2014-04-17 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Mon, 21 Apr 2014 00:46:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Insect Exploration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/17/insect-exploration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/17/insect-exploration Date: April 17, 2014

The kids are out of school, now get them out of the house. Head to the park and join Urban Park Rangers free “Kids Week” programs. Immerse your kids, and yourself, in the natural world. Experience history, wildlife, birds, bugs, and more.
Ages 12 and under.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Payson Park House (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2014-04-17 2014-04-17 10:00 am 40.8673, -73.929 Mon, 21 Apr 2014 00:46:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Greenbelt Tree Tots]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/17/greenbelt-tree-tots http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/17/greenbelt-tree-tots Date: April 17, 2014

Join us for a dynamic exploration of the wonders of the forest. Through hands-on activities, observations, finger plays, games, and stories, children will become familiar with the sights and sounds of the forest.

The program will take place indoors and outdoors for 3-4 year olds and their caregivers. Registration required. Space is limited.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 10:45 am

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2014-04-17 2014-04-17 10:00 am 10:45 am 40.5884, -74.1391 Mon, 21 Apr 2014 00:46:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Insect Exploration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/17/insect-exploration2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/17/insect-exploration2 Date: April 17, 2014

The kids are out of school, now get them out of the house. Head to the park and join Urban Park Rangers free “Kids Week” programs. Immerse your kids, and yourself, in the natural world. Experience history, wildlife, birds, bugs, and more.
Ages 12 and under.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Blue Heron Nature Center (in Blue Heron Park)

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R119 Blue Heron Park 2014-04-17 2014-04-17 10:00 am 40.5309, -74.1778 Mon, 21 Apr 2014 00:46:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Culinary Kids Food Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/17/culinary-kids-food-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/17/culinary-kids-food-festival Date: April 17, 2014

As part of the New York Botanical Garden's Edible Academy initiative, join us for a family-friendly, week-long food festival celebrating the relationships among plants, farms, and your favorite foods.

Ruth Rea Howell Family Garden staff and culinary team, Growing Chefs, will be on hand offering cooking demonstrations, recipes, and hands-on activities, with plenty of live music and tasting to add to the fun.

Bring your Festival passport along as you tinker with the science of kitchen chemistry and get to the root of the foods from pickles to cheese at a variety of activity sanctions.

The daily 1 p.m. cooking demonstration will feature kid-friendly recipes and tasty sample, while local chefs will share tips and recipes.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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<![CDATA[The Orchid Show: Key West Contemporary]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/17/the-orchid-show-key-west-contemporary http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/17/the-orchid-show-key-west-contemporary Date: April 17, 2014

Step out of the bustling city and into the Florida Keys, where the dramatic beauty of a flourishing tropical garden is amplified by vibrant architecture to recall this particular island's charm and ambience.

The Enid A. Haupt Conservatory's sprawling glasshouse galleries are transformed into a modernist Key West estate garden inspired by a garden originally designed by award-winning landscape architect Raymond Jungles for Susan Henshaw Jones, who is President of the Museum of the City of New York, and Judge Richard K. Eaton.

Immerse yourself in an effusion of orchids blooming among still, geometric reflecting pools, soaring angular pergolas, and sleek benches.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2014-04-17 2014-04-17 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Mon, 21 Apr 2014 00:46:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Stretching, Toning, Relaxation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/17/stretching-toning-relaxation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/17/stretching-toning-relaxation Date: April 17, 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 2014-04-17 2014-04-17 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 21 Apr 2014 00:46:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Total Body Workout]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/17/shape-up-nyc-total-body-workout http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/17/shape-up-nyc-total-body-workout Date: April 17, 2014

Class will provide a total body workout, with strengthening exercises and light weight lifting. Most of the class is done seated, with modifications available for the standing portion. The center is wheelchair accessible.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-3657

Location: St. James Recreation Center (in St. James Park)

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X044 St. James Park 2014-04-17 2014-04-17 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.8647, -73.8992 Mon, 21 Apr 2014 00:46:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Chair Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/17/chair-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/17/chair-yoga Date: April 17, 2014

Get into yoga! This session of mindful, seated exercise will convince you of the benefits of this popular practice.

People with disabilities and who are able-bodied are welcome. Recreation Center membership is required to participate.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 255-3705

Location: Chelsea Recreation Center

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M260 Chelsea Recreation Center 2014-04-17 2014-04-17 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7483, -74.0022 Mon, 21 Apr 2014 00:46:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Conversational English]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/17/conversational-english http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/17/conversational-english Date: April 17, 2014

Participants will explore different topics through conversation, to explore their English diction and comprehension.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-04-17 2014-04-17 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 21 Apr 2014 00:46:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Adaptive Track and Field]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/17/adaptive-track-and-field http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/17/adaptive-track-and-field Date: April 17, 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 2014-04-17 2014-04-17 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8441, -73.9188 Mon, 21 Apr 2014 00:46:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Blooming Naturalists]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/17/blooming-naturalists http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/17/blooming-naturalists Date: April 17, 2014

So you think you are a naturalist? Join the 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 each day!

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-04-17 2014-04-17 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5327482a3015f.png Mon, 21 Apr 2014 00:46:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: West Side Stories]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/17/central-park-tour-west-side-stories http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/17/central-park-tour-west-side-stories Date: April 17, 2014

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

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

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

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

For the latest information or to see more dates for this tour, check 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) 772-0288

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

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M010 Central Park 2014-04-17 2014-04-17 12:00 pm 1:15 pm 40.782, -73.9714 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51d70601d1d92.jpg Mon, 21 Apr 2014 00:46:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Rock Your Seat]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/17/rock-your-seat http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/17/rock-your-seat Date: April 17, 2014

Experience the sound of music as you workout to the beat without leaving your seat. This class which takes place in a seated position will increase upper body range of motion, develop strength, and tone.

Recreation Center membership is required to participate.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 667-3545

Location: Greenbelt Recreation Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2014-04-17 2014-04-17 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.5926, -74.1358 Mon, 21 Apr 2014 00:46:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Blooming Naturalists: Introduction to Bird Watching]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/17/blooming-naturalists1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/17/blooming-naturalists1 Date: April 17, 2014

So you think you are a naturalist? Join the Alliance at the Audubon Center in this Introduction to Bird Watching series. Using fun games and activities learn what makes birds so special!

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-04-17 2014-04-17 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5327482a3015f.png Mon, 21 Apr 2014 00:46:08 EDT
<![CDATA[All About Bugs]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/17/all-about-bugs http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/17/all-about-bugs Date: April 17, 2014

The kids are out of school, now get them out of the house. Head to the park and join Urban Park Rangers free “Kids Week” programs. Immerse your kids, and yourself, in the natural world. Experience history, wildlife, birds, bugs, and more.
Ages 12 and under.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 846-2731

Location: Forest Park Visitor Center (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2014-04-17 2014-04-17 1:00 pm 40.7003, -73.8548 Mon, 21 Apr 2014 00:46:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Exploration Hike]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/17/nature-exploration-hike http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/17/nature-exploration-hike Date: April 17, 2014

The kids are out of school, now get them out of the house. Head to the park and join Urban Park Rangers free “Kids Week” programs. Immerse your kids, and yourself, in the natural world. Experience history, wildlife, birds, bugs, and more.
Ages 12 and under.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 548-0912

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2014-04-17 2014-04-17 1:00 pm 40.8911, -73.894 Mon, 21 Apr 2014 00:46:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Learn To Draw]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/17/learn-to-draw http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/17/learn-to-draw Date: April 17, 2014

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-04-17 2014-04-17 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 21 Apr 2014 00:46:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature on the Go!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/17/nature-on-the-go http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/17/nature-on-the-go Date: April 17, 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: (718) 287-3400

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-04-17 2014-04-17 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51634824e03ed.jpg Mon, 21 Apr 2014 00:46:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Insect Exploration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/17/insect-exploration1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/17/insect-exploration1 Date: April 17, 2014

The kids are out of school, now get them out of the house. Head to the park and join Urban Park Rangers free “Kids Week” programs. Immerse your kids, and yourself, in the natural world. Experience history, wildlife, birds, bugs, and more.
Ages 12 and under.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-04-17 2014-04-17 2:00 pm 40.7971, -73.9515 Mon, 21 Apr 2014 00:46:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Animal Encounter]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/17/animal-encounter http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/17/animal-encounter Date: April 17, 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: (718) 287-3400

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-04-17 2014-04-17 3:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5163470fe9ca2.png Mon, 21 Apr 2014 00:46:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Volunteer with the Garden Crew]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/17/garden-crew1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/17/garden-crew1 Date: April 17, 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 2014-04-17 2014-04-17 4:00 pm 6:30 pm 40.8611, -73.918 Mon, 21 Apr 2014 00:46:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Bootcamp]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/17/shape-up-nyc-bootcamp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/17/shape-up-nyc-bootcamp Date: April 17, 2014

McDonald Park House is Staten Island's home of Shape Up NYC! Take part in 14 fitness classes per week for free.

Bootcamp is a total body workout that addresses muscle strength and endurance while keeping the heart rate up to burn calories and improve cardiovascular health.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: McDonald Park House (in McDonald Playground)

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R034 McDonald Playground 2014-04-17 2014-04-17 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.6291, -74.1155 Mon, 21 Apr 2014 00:46:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature at Night]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/17/nature-at-night-high-rock-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/17/nature-at-night-high-rock-park Date: April 17, 2014

When the sun goes down, many animals make their presence known. From fluttering bats and moths to calling frogs and more, hike along the edge of the wetlands in search of wildlife.

Hike is suitable for ages 8 and up with adult chaperone. Bring a flashlight or headlamp and wear insect repellent.

This program is sponsored by the Luff Fund Wildlife Series. Free program.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: 200 Nevada Avenue (in High Rock Park)

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R088 High Rock Park 2014-04-17 2014-04-17 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.5845, -74.1251 Mon, 21 Apr 2014 00:46:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Adaptive Dance]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/17/adaptive-dance http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/17/adaptive-dance Date: April 17, 2014

Body movement to dance music: reggae, hip hop, funk. Recreation Center membership is required to participate.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 234-9607

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

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M014 Jackie Robinson Park 2014-04-17 2014-04-17 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.8242, -73.9425 Mon, 21 Apr 2014 00:46:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Doors To The Bronx Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/18/doors-to-the-bronx-exhibition1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/18/doors-to-the-bronx-exhibition1 Date: April 18, 2014

An art exhibition comprised of paintings made by Bronx artist Danilo Peguero. This exhibition is a celebration of the Bronx's rich architectural history. The show features some of the most interesting and glamorous doors that beautify and protect the heart of the unconquerable Bronx.

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 2014-04-18 2014-04-18 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 21 Apr 2014 00:46:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: “Get the Picture?”]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/18/art-in-the-garden-get-the-picture3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/18/art-in-the-garden-get-the-picture3 Date: April 18, 2014

Artist Alan Richards’s colorful satirical composite images, or photomanipulations, feature elements juxtaposed to create pieces that portray humor and whimsy.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-04-18 2014-04-18 8:00 am 4:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Mon, 21 Apr 2014 00:46:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Yoga in the Orangerie Spring Series]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/18/yoga-in-the-orangerie-spring-series http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/18/yoga-in-the-orangerie-spring-series Date: April 18, 2014

A beginner-level class also suitable for those who want to deepen their practice in a steady, mindful approach.

Taught by certified Anusara® yoga teacher Ann Casapini in a serene, sunlit space.

Ten classes. Class size limited to 12. Registration and pre-payment required.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:15 am

Contact phone: (718) 885-1461

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2014-04-18 2014-04-18 9:00 am 10:15 am 40.8705, -73.8109 Mon, 21 Apr 2014 00:46:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Arsenal Gallery Exhibition: STRATA]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/18/strata http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/18/strata Date: April 18, 2014

NYC Parks is pleased to present STRATA, an exhibition of prints, ceramics and collages by Marie Lorenz, Katy Fischer and Max Warsh. The artists in STRATA collect and arrange found or invented artifacts from the urban environment, including river flotsam, ceramic shards, and architectural details, through various modes of discovery. They use their collections as source material for multilayered, abstract compositions that reframe our familiar surroundings and challenge the division between man-made and organic in favor of a more seamless view of the material world. STRATA is on view in the Arsenal Gallery now through April 24, 2014.

Marie Lorenz creates large scale, collograph prints from objects she collects on her excursions through New York City’s waterways. In this new series of prints, Lorenz engages with the mysterious paths the objects have traveled by repeatedly printing the elements in ornate circular patterns, which evoke both tidal vortexes and folk art medallions.

Katy Fischer’s ceramic sculpture is reminiscent of archeological discoveries. She is inspired by the way ancient artifacts become evocatively abstract shapes once they are broken, weathered and displaced, not unlike the bits of debris deposited around the city. The shard-like fragments read as both found and made, broken and whole, abstract and representational and suggest intriguing connections and possible histories.

On his walks around the city, Max Warsh photographs architectural facades, which are used as source material for his work. For these new pieces, Warsh photographed buildings in the neighborhood that surrounds the Arsenal. He then reconfigures these found textures, grooved surfaces and cast ornamental details in his studio through cutting, painting and collage to arrive at compositions that reinvigorate our engagement with the visual language of the urban landscape.

In the work of all three artists, the fragment points to a larger more complete whole and a sense that a sum of the parts does or could exist. However each artist works to evade the reveal: we never see the whole building, the actual found object, or the unbroken pot. Rather, these fragmented compositions convey the way memory is an amalgamated fiction rather than a knowable fact.

In conjunction with STRATA , Audra Wolowiec will present the sound installation Weather Language on April 14, 2014, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the Arsenal. The sound piece will be composed of a mixture of found sounds and vocal interventions that are sensitive to both the Arsenal site and the city at large. Wolowiecs’ voice will overlap with the voices of strangers she encountered while walking through the city, creating a sound environment that is as subtle and ambiguous as the weather.

The Arsenal Gallery is dedicated to examining themes of nature, urban space, wildlife, New York City parks and park history. It is located on the third floor of the Parks Department Headquarters, in Central Park, on Fifth Avenue at 64th Street. Gallery hours are Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Admission is free. For more information on the Arsenal Gallery, please call 212-360-8163.

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 2014-04-18 2014-04-18 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52fd2ae9dd9fd.jpg Mon, 21 Apr 2014 00:46:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/18/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/18/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: April 18, 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 2014-04-18 2014-04-18 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Mon, 21 Apr 2014 00:46:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Raptors]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/18/raptors http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/18/raptors Date: April 18, 2014

The kids are out of school, now get them out of the house. Head to the park and join Urban Park Rangers free “Kids Week” programs. Immerse your kids, and yourself, in the natural world. Experience history, wildlife, birds, bugs, and more.
Ages 12 and under.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Payson Park House (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2014-04-18 2014-04-18 10:00 am 40.8673, -73.929 Mon, 21 Apr 2014 00:46:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Culinary Kids Food Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/18/culinary-kids-food-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/18/culinary-kids-food-festival Date: April 18, 2014

As part of the New York Botanical Garden's Edible Academy initiative, join us for a family-friendly, week-long food festival celebrating the relationships among plants, farms, and your favorite foods.

Ruth Rea Howell Family Garden staff and culinary team, Growing Chefs, will be on hand offering cooking demonstrations, recipes, and hands-on activities, with plenty of live music and tasting to add to the fun.

Bring your Festival passport along as you tinker with the science of kitchen chemistry and get to the root of the foods from pickles to cheese at a variety of activity sanctions.

The daily 1 p.m. cooking demonstration will feature kid-friendly recipes and tasty sample, while local chefs will share tips and recipes.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2014-04-18 2014-04-18 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Mon, 21 Apr 2014 00:46:08 EDT
<![CDATA[The Orchid Show: Key West Contemporary]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/18/the-orchid-show-key-west-contemporary http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/18/the-orchid-show-key-west-contemporary Date: April 18, 2014

Step out of the bustling city and into the Florida Keys, where the dramatic beauty of a flourishing tropical garden is amplified by vibrant architecture to recall this particular island's charm and ambience.

The Enid A. Haupt Conservatory's sprawling glasshouse galleries are transformed into a modernist Key West estate garden inspired by a garden originally designed by award-winning landscape architect Raymond Jungles for Susan Henshaw Jones, who is President of the Museum of the City of New York, and Judge Richard K. Eaton.

Immerse yourself in an effusion of orchids blooming among still, geometric reflecting pools, soaring angular pergolas, and sleek benches.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2014-04-18 2014-04-18 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Mon, 21 Apr 2014 00:46:08 EDT
<![CDATA[English Reading For Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/18/english-reading-for-adults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/18/english-reading-for-adults Date: April 18, 2014

This class is for individuals who speak English. Class will focus on strategies improve reading, diction and writing.

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 2014-04-18 2014-04-18 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 21 Apr 2014 00:46:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Sit Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/18/sit-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/18/sit-aerobics Date: April 18, 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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2014-04-18 2014-04-18 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.6735, -73.9348 Mon, 21 Apr 2014 00:46:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Easter Egg Hunt]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/18/easter-egg-hunt http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/18/easter-egg-hunt Date: April 18, 2014

Join The Historic Tappen Park Community Partnership's first annual Easter Egg Hunt.

Enjoy face painting, games, and more!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Tappen Park

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R028 Tappen Park 2014-04-18 2014-04-18 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.6268, -74.0769 Mon, 21 Apr 2014 00:46:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Adaptive Fitness]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/18/adaptive-fitness http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/18/adaptive-fitness Date: April 18, 2014

Take this Recreation Center class to feel leaner and stronger! The program is specifically for people with disabilities or limited mobility.

Recreation Center membership is required.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 255-3705

Location: Chelsea Recreation Center

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M260 Chelsea Recreation Center 2014-04-18 2014-04-18 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7483, -74.0022 Mon, 21 Apr 2014 00:46:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Blooming Naturalists]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/18/blooming-naturalists http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/18/blooming-naturalists Date: April 18, 2014

So you think you are a naturalist? Join the 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 each day!

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-04-18 2014-04-18 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5327482a3015f.png Mon, 21 Apr 2014 00:46:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/18/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/18/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park Date: April 18, 2014

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

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 2014-04-18 2014-04-18 12:00 pm 1:30 pm 40.7725, -73.967 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53063c99b6a83.jpg Mon, 21 Apr 2014 00:46:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Pilates]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/18/shape-up-nyc-pilates http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/18/shape-up-nyc-pilates Date: April 18, 2014

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-04-18 2014-04-18 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/528134f69ac11.jpg Mon, 21 Apr 2014 00:46:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Blooming Naturalists: Introduction to Bird Watching]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/18/blooming-naturalists1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/18/blooming-naturalists1 Date: April 18, 2014

So you think you are a naturalist? Join the Alliance at the Audubon Center in this Introduction to Bird Watching series. Using fun games and activities learn what makes birds so special!

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-04-18 2014-04-18 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5327482a3015f.png Mon, 21 Apr 2014 00:46:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/18/nature-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/18/nature-crafts Date: April 18, 2014

The kids are out of school, now get them out of the house. Head to the park and join Urban Park Rangers free “Kids Week” programs. Immerse your kids, and yourself, in the natural world. Experience history, wildlife, birds, bugs, and more.
Ages 12 and under.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Salt Marsh Nature Center (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2014-04-18 2014-04-18 1:00 pm 40.6047, -73.9298 Mon, 21 Apr 2014 00:46:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Urban Wildlife]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/18/urban-wildlife http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/18/urban-wildlife Date: April 18, 2014

The kids are out of school, now get them out of the house. Head to the park and join Urban Park Rangers free “Kids Week” programs. Immerse your kids, and yourself, in the natural world. Experience history, wildlife, birds, bugs, and more.
Ages 12 and under.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 846-2731

Location: Unisphere (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2014-04-18 2014-04-18 1:00 pm 40.7464, -73.845 Mon, 21 Apr 2014 00:46:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Orienteering]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/18/orienteering http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/18/orienteering Date: April 18, 2014

The kids are out of school, now get them out of the house. Head to the park and join Urban Park Rangers free “Kids Week” programs. Immerse your kids, and yourself, in the natural world. Experience history, wildlife, birds, bugs, and more.
Ages 12 and under.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Blue Heron Nature Center (in Blue Heron Park)

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R119 Blue Heron Park 2014-04-18 2014-04-18 1:00 pm 40.5309, -74.1778 Mon, 21 Apr 2014 00:46:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Put a Poem In Your Pocket Day at Poe Park Visitor Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/18/put-a-poem-in-your-pocket-day-at-poe-park-visitor-center http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/18/put-a-poem-in-your-pocket-day-at-poe-park-visitor-center Date: April 18, 2014

Bring a poem to share or choose from in our grab bag and read it out loud.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-04-18 2014-04-18 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 21 Apr 2014 00:46:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Conference House Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/18/house-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/18/house-tours Date: April 18, 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 2014-04-18 2014-04-18 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.502, -74.2514 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5339a985105b4.jpg Mon, 21 Apr 2014 00:46:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids' Birding]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/18/kids-birding http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/18/kids-birding Date: April 18, 2014

The kids are out of school, now get them out of the house. Head to the park and join Urban Park Rangers free “Kids Week” programs. Immerse your kids, and yourself, in the natural world. Experience history, wildlife, birds, bugs, and more.
Ages 12 and under.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 548-0912

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2014-04-18 2014-04-18 1:00 pm 40.8911, -73.894 Mon, 21 Apr 2014 00:46:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Adaptive Weight Training]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/18/adaptive-weight-training http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/18/adaptive-weight-training Date: April 18, 2014

Learn how to train muscle groups for competitive sports and recreational use. For individuals with disabilities. Please inquire at the front desk.

Recreation Center membership is required to participate.

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 3:00 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 2014-04-18 2014-04-18 1:30 pm 3:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8344 Mon, 21 Apr 2014 00:46:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Short Story Fiction/Non-Fiction Writing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/18/short-story-fictionnonfiction-writing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/18/short-story-fictionnonfiction-writing Date: April 18, 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 2014-04-18 2014-04-18 1:30 pm 3:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 21 Apr 2014 00:46:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature on the Go!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/18/nature-on-the-go http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/18/nature-on-the-go Date: April 18, 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: (718) 287-3400

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-04-18 2014-04-18 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51634824e03ed.jpg Mon, 21 Apr 2014 00:46:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Raptors]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/18/raptors1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/18/raptors1 Date: April 18, 2014

The kids are out of school, now get them out of the house. Head to the park and join Urban Park Rangers free “Kids Week” programs. Immerse your kids, and yourself, in the natural world. Experience history, wildlife, birds, bugs, and more.
Ages 12 and under.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-04-18 2014-04-18 2:00 pm 40.7971, -73.9515 Mon, 21 Apr 2014 00:46:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Poetry Day Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/18/poetry-day-craftsapril-is-poetry-month http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/18/poetry-day-craftsapril-is-poetry-month Date: April 18, 2014

April is poetry month. Inspired by the Dada movement, participants will creat arte work, using words relating to the life cycle of a tree. We will glue the words onto paper in any form or shape (nature), then read or perform your piece. Open to all ages.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-04-18 2014-04-18 2:00 pm 3:30 am 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 21 Apr 2014 00:46:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Adapted Aquatics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/18/adapted-aquatics3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/18/adapted-aquatics3 Date: April 18, 2014

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

To register, please call our Citywide Aquatics office at 718-760-6969 ext. 0. Recreation Center membership is required to participate.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-760-6969 ext. 0

Location: Metropolitan Recreation Center

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B085 Metropolitan Recreation Center 2014-04-18 2014-04-18 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.7151, -73.9605 Mon, 21 Apr 2014 00:46:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Adapted Aquatics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/18/adapted-aquatics2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/18/adapted-aquatics2 Date: April 18, 2014

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

To register, please call our Citywide Aquatics office at 718-760-6969 ext. 0. Recreation Center membership is required to participate.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-760-6969 ext. 0

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

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M131 Hansborough Recreation Center 2014-04-18 2014-04-18 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.8128, -73.9393 Mon, 21 Apr 2014 00:46:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Seasonal Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/18/seasonal-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/18/seasonal-crafts Date: April 18, 2014

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-04-18 2014-04-18 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 21 Apr 2014 00:46:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Animal Encounter]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/18/animal-encounter http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/18/animal-encounter Date: April 18, 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: (718) 287-3400

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-04-18 2014-04-18 3:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5163470fe9ca2.png Mon, 21 Apr 2014 00:46:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Adapted Aquatics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/18/adapted-aquatics1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/18/adapted-aquatics1 Date: April 18, 2014

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

To register, please call the Citywide Aquatics office at 718-760-6969 ext. 0. Recreation Center membership is required to participate.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-760-6969 ext. 0

Location: Asser Levy Recreation Center (in Asser Levy Playground)

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M164 Asser Levy Playground 2014-04-18 2014-04-18 3:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7361, -73.9757 Mon, 21 Apr 2014 00:46:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Adapted Aquatics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/18/adapted-aquatics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/18/adapted-aquatics Date: April 18, 2014

Practice your swimming skills in this adaptive swim program for people with disabilities! To register, which is mandatory, please call the Citywide Aquatics office at 718-760-6969 ext. 0.

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

Start time: 4:30 pm

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-760-6969 ext. 0

Location: Roy Wilkins Recreation Center

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Q448 Roy Wilkins Recreation Center 2014-04-18 2014-04-18 4:30 pm 5:30 pm 40.6881, -73.7701 Mon, 21 Apr 2014 00:46:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Cardio Sculpt]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/18/shape-up-nyc-cardio-sculpt http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/18/shape-up-nyc-cardio-sculpt Date: April 18, 2014

McDonald Park House is Staten Island's home of Shape Up NYC! Take part in 14 fitness classes per week for free.

Cardio Sculpt is a total body workout that addresses muscle strength and endurance while keeping the heart rate up to burn calories and strengthen the cardio respiratory system. Continuous movement to great music makes it fun!

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: McDonald Park House (in McDonald Playground)

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R034 McDonald Playground 2014-04-18 2014-04-18 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.6291, -74.1155 Mon, 21 Apr 2014 00:46:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Van Cortlandt Track Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/19/van-cortlandt-track-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/19/van-cortlandt-track-club Date: April 19, 2014

Van Cortlandt Track Club runs through and around the Yonkers-Bronx border in small groups.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Van Cortlandt Stadium (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2014-04-19 2014-04-19 8:00 am 40.888, -73.8968 Mon, 21 Apr 2014 00:46:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Bird Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/19/bird-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/19/bird-walk Date: April 19, 2014

NYC Audubon experts lead the way as we marvel at quirky but logical bird behavior and delicate feathers in exquisite patterns.

When birding on your own, check the Nature Sightings log in front of the Nature Center before you head out. At the end of walks, please add your sightings to the log, so others may be aware of recent nature happenings in the park.

Bring binoculars if you have them and wear sturdy shoes!

Start time: 8:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 430-1890

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2014-04-19 2014-04-19 8:00 am 40.8911, -73.894 Mon, 21 Apr 2014 00:46:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Doors To The Bronx Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/19/doors-to-the-bronx-exhibition1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/19/doors-to-the-bronx-exhibition1 Date: April 19, 2014

An art exhibition comprised of paintings made by Bronx artist Danilo Peguero. This exhibition is a celebration of the Bronx's rich architectural history. The show features some of the most interesting and glamorous doors that beautify and protect the heart of the unconquerable Bronx.

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 2014-04-19 2014-04-19 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 21 Apr 2014 00:46:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: “Get the Picture?”]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/19/art-in-the-garden-get-the-picture3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/19/art-in-the-garden-get-the-picture3 Date: April 19, 2014

Artist Alan Richards’s colorful satirical composite images, or photomanipulations, feature elements juxtaposed to create pieces that portray humor and whimsy.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-04-19 2014-04-19 8:00 am 4:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Mon, 21 Apr 2014 00:46:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Greenmarket at Grand Army Plaza]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/19/greenmarket-at-grand-army-plaza http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/19/greenmarket-at-grand-army-plaza Date: April 19, 2014

At what other market can you do all your food shopping, sample local wine, and take walk in Prospect Park? Open since 1989, Grand Army Plaza is the flagship Brooklyn market. EBT/Food Stamps and WIC & Senior FMNP coupons accepted year-round.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Grand Army Plaza

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B040 Grand Army Plaza 2014-04-19 2014-04-19 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.6735, -73.9701 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52c7206a84855.jpg Mon, 21 Apr 2014 00:46:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Itchy Ball Round Up]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/19/itchy-ball-round-up http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/19/itchy-ball-round-up Date: April 19, 2014

Come one, come all, to help Friends of Westerleigh Park to round up the "itchy balls" and maintain the beautiful park. The Friends will supply coffee, juice and donuts. Come by and lend a hand, and enjoy the exercise from a well-raked lawn.

Please call Friends of Westerleigh Park to discuss. community service hours.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 442-0336

Location: Westerleigh Park

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R029 Westerleigh Park 2014-04-19 2014-04-19 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.6198, -74.1345 Mon, 21 Apr 2014 00:46:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Protect Your Beach: Plant Beach Grass With NYC Parks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/19/protect-your-beach-plant-beach-grass-with-nyc-parks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/19/protect-your-beach-plant-beach-grass-with-nyc-parks Date: April 19, 2014

Registration is full for this event.

Join NYC Parks in protecting and stabilizing new dunes in Staten Island. Dunes are essential for protection against damaging coastal storms. Beach grass helps to increase the size of dunes by trapping windblown sand and its fibrous root system strengthens dunes by keeping sand in place.

Volunteers will plant beach grass along the crest and face of the dune. Please dress in warm, comfortable clothing and sturdy shoes, and bring a reusable water bottle and snacks. Please note that there is no place to store personal items.

Space is limited and pre-registration is required.

Planting dates are subject to change. Please check the website the day of the event to confirm.

NYC Parks and the Natural Areas Conservancy would like to thank the following partners and donors for supporting New York City's efforts to build and stabilize dunes: Mayor's Fund to Advance New York City, Bloomberg Philanthropies, Fund for the City of New York, Leon Levy Foundation, NYC Service, Partnerships for Parks, and Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-3440

Location: Brighton Street Entrance (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2014-04-19 2014-04-19 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.4986, -74.2415 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/530fca5341255.jpg Mon, 21 Apr 2014 00:46:08 EDT
<![CDATA[ESL Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/19/esl-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/19/esl-class Date: April 19, 2014

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-04-19 2014-04-19 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 21 Apr 2014 00:46:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Zumba]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/19/shape-up-nyc-zumba http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/19/shape-up-nyc-zumba Date: April 19, 2014

McDonald Park House is Staten Island's home of Shape Up NYC! Take part in 14 fitness classes per week for free.

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: 9:30 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: McDonald Park House (in McDonald Playground)

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R034 McDonald Playground 2014-04-19 2014-04-19 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.6291, -74.1155 Mon, 21 Apr 2014 00:46:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/19/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/19/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: April 19, 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 2014-04-19 2014-04-19 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Mon, 21 Apr 2014 00:46:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Spring Egg Hunt]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/19/spring-egg-hunt http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/19/spring-egg-hunt Date: April 19, 2014

NYC Parks' Recreation Center 54 and Sutton Area Community present the Spring Egg Hunt!

Meet the Easter bunny, play games and arts & crafts, win prizes and get candy compliments of D'Agostino's!

There'll also be an egg hunt at the times below!

Children ages 1-4 years: Egg hunt begins promptly at 10:30 a.m.

Children ages 5-7 years : Egg hunt begins promptly at 11:30 a.m.

Children ages 8-10 years: Egg hunt begins promptly at 12:30 p.m.

RSVPs are welcomed by email at RSVP@suttonareacommunity.org.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Sutton Place and East 57th Street (in Sutton Place Park)

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M108R Sutton Place Park 2014-04-19 2014-04-19 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.7554, -73.962 Mon, 21 Apr 2014 00:46:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Sand Art & Scrapbooking]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/19/sand-art-scrap-boking-with-princess-for-a-life-time http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/19/sand-art-scrap-boking-with-princess-for-a-life-time Date: April 19, 2014

Participants will make a sand art bottle, as well as their own scrapbook to fill with pictures and memories.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-04-19 2014-04-19 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 21 Apr 2014 00:46:08 EDT
<![CDATA[GreenThumb Workshop: Water Conservation and Hydrant Permits]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/19/greenthumb-workshop-water-conservation-and-hydrant-permits http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/19/greenthumb-workshop-water-conservation-and-hydrant-permits Date: April 19, 2014

GreenThumb staff will cover simple techniques that can save you water, as well as time, in your gardens. Your garden plants will also be able to stay healthy and strong through the hotter parts of the growing season. All registered GreenThumb gardens are granted special permission from the Department of Environmental Protection to access hydrants for garden use. New gardens are strongly encouraged to attend and also learn about the steps to get a hydrant permit.

Please RSVP here.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8070

Location: Angie Lee Gonzales Garden

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2014-04-19 2014-04-19 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.8367, -73.8847 Mon, 21 Apr 2014 00:46:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Birding: Spring Migrants]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/19/birding-spring-migrants http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/19/birding-spring-migrants Date: April 19, 2014

New York City is directly under the Atlantic Flyway migration route for many bird species. Check out which species are visiting NYC.

To enhance your experience we encourage you to bring binoculars and field guides, or ask a Ranger to borrow a pair. Birding programs are appropriate for all skill levels and beginners are welcome.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Prospect Park Picnic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-04-19 2014-04-19 10:00 am 40.6674, -73.9726 Mon, 21 Apr 2014 00:46:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Shaking In Your Seat]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/19/shaking-in-your-seat http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/19/shaking-in-your-seat Date: April 19, 2014

This energizing, seated workout for adults and seniors invigorates and infuses new interest and enthusiasm in fitness. It uses exciting latin rhythms with easy to follow steps from cha-cha, mambo, merengue, salsa, bachata, flamenco, cumbia, old-school dances and even belly-dancing, making it fun, safe and healthy for all.

Recreation Center membership is required to participate.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

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 2014-04-19 2014-04-19 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.8469, -73.9399 Mon, 21 Apr 2014 00:46:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Culinary Kids Food Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/19/culinary-kids-food-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/19/culinary-kids-food-festival Date: April 19, 2014

As part of the New York Botanical Garden's Edible Academy initiative, join us for a family-friendly, week-long food festival celebrating the relationships among plants, farms, and your favorite foods.

Ruth Rea Howell Family Garden staff and culinary team, Growing Chefs, will be on hand offering cooking demonstrations, recipes, and hands-on activities, with plenty of live music and tasting to add to the fun.

Bring your Festival passport along as you tinker with the science of kitchen chemistry and get to the root of the foods from pickles to cheese at a variety of activity sanctions.

The daily 1 p.m. cooking demonstration will feature kid-friendly recipes and tasty sample, while local chefs will share tips and recipes.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2014-04-19 2014-04-19 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Mon, 21 Apr 2014 00:46:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Weird, Wild & Wonderful]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/19/weird-wild-wonderful http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/19/weird-wild-wonderful Date: April 19, 2014

In homage to the beauty of the botanical world's most bizarre flora, the New York Botanical Garden invited members of the American Society of Botanical Artists to participate in a study of the eccentric, creating works of art based on visually unusual plants chosen by the artists themselves.

View the results of their efforts, 46 captivating paintings and illustrations of exotic specimens, on display in the Ross Gallery.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2014-04-19 2014-04-19 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Mon, 21 Apr 2014 00:46:08 EDT
<![CDATA[The Orchid Show: Key West Contemporary]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/19/the-orchid-show-key-west-contemporary http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/19/the-orchid-show-key-west-contemporary Date: April 19, 2014

Step out of the bustling city and into the Florida Keys, where the dramatic beauty of a flourishing tropical garden is amplified by vibrant architecture to recall this particular island's charm and ambience.

The Enid A. Haupt Conservatory's sprawling glasshouse galleries are transformed into a modernist Key West estate garden inspired by a garden originally designed by award-winning landscape architect Raymond Jungles for Susan Henshaw Jones, who is President of the Museum of the City of New York, and Judge Richard K. Eaton.

Immerse yourself in an effusion of orchids blooming among still, geometric reflecting pools, soaring angular pergolas, and sleek benches.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2014-04-19 2014-04-19 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Mon, 21 Apr 2014 00:46:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Tunisian Crochet Beginners]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/19/tunisian-crochet-beginners http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/19/tunisian-crochet-beginners Date: April 19, 2014

Learn basic Tunisian or Afghan crochet in this class, where you'll learn to use the technique to make a pot holder.

Materials required:

  • One skein light colored worsted weight (#4) yarn
  • #H crochet hook

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-04-19 2014-04-19 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 21 Apr 2014 00:46:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/19/shape-up-nyc-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/19/shape-up-nyc-aerobics Date: April 19, 2014

A low intensity workout that uses easy-to-follow dance steps to improve heart health and tone the body.

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 2014-04-19 2014-04-19 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 21 Apr 2014 00:46:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Knitting & Crocheting for Intermediate and Advanced Levels]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/19/knitcrochet-intermediate-group http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/19/knitcrochet-intermediate-group Date: April 19, 2014

Knit: Participants will create a small reversible knit project using two different colors. Materials: 1 (7oz) skein each of color A & color B in Worsted weight yarn, #6 knitting needles.

Crochet: Participants will make a reversible crochet project using two different colored yarns. Materials: Worsted weight yarn, crochet hook letter H. 1 (7oz.) skein each of Color A & Color B.

Must be able to read and follow patterns.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-04-19 2014-04-19 10:30 am 12:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 21 Apr 2014 00:46:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Zumba Toning]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/19/shape-up-nyc-zumba1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/19/shape-up-nyc-zumba1 Date: April 19, 2014

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: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: McDonald Park House (in McDonald Playground)

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R034 McDonald Playground 2014-04-19 2014-04-19 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.6291, -74.1155 Mon, 21 Apr 2014 00:46:09 EDT
<![CDATA[1st Annual Spring Egg Hunt]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/19/1st-annual-spring-egg-hunt http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/19/1st-annual-spring-egg-hunt Date: April 19, 2014

Families in the Bronx, check out the new Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center's First Annual Spring Egg Hunt!

Play carnival games, hop competitively in potato sack races, and search for all the missing eggs in the egg hunt!

This event is free and open to the public. It's made possible through a partnership with Friends of Williamsbridge Oval, Jerome-Gun Hill Business Improvement District, Norwood News and Mosholu Preservation Corp.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center (in Williamsbridge Oval)

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X104 Williamsbridge Oval 2014-04-19 2014-04-19 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.8769, -73.8765 Mon, 21 Apr 2014 00:46:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Easter Eggstravaganza]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/19/easter-eggstravaganza http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/19/easter-eggstravaganza Date: April 19, 2014

Join the Marcus Garvey Park Alliance for an easter egg hunt, lawn games, face painting and arts and crafts for children up to age 12, with over 3,000 Easter eggs filled with candy.

Win prizes, and meet the Easter Bunny and the clowns. Light luncheon refreshments provided.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Northwest lawn (in Marcus Garvey Park)

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M058 Marcus Garvey Park 2014-04-19 2014-04-19 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.8054, -73.9443 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5343190a23ceb.jpg Mon, 21 Apr 2014 00:46:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Archery]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/19/archery http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/19/archery Date: April 19, 2014

Our trained Rangers will demonstrate the safe and proper way to draw a bow and shoot an arrow. Archery is a wonderful way to improve focus, develop patience, and develop upper body strength.

Archery programs are for ages 8 and up.

Registration is required. Participants are chosen by lottery.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Willowbrook Park Archery Range (in Willowbrook Park)

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R030 Willowbrook Park 2014-04-19 2014-04-19 11:00 am 40.6032, -74.1613 Mon, 21 Apr 2014 00:46:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Pure Meditation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/19/pure-meditation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/19/pure-meditation Date: April 19, 2014

Relax in the calmness of a quiet mind. This is an open sitting meditation practice, with optional slow-walking meditation. Beginners welcome. Wheelchair accessible.

Recreation Center membership is required to participate.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 285-0301

Location: Alfred E. Smith Recreation Center (in Alfred E. Smith Playground)

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M194 Alfred E. Smith Playground 2014-04-19 2014-04-19 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7107, -73.9967 Mon, 21 Apr 2014 00:46:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Conservatory Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/19/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/19/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden Date: April 19, 2014

Learn about the thousands of trees, flowers, shrubs, and perennials that decorate the Conservatory Garden from the Conservancy horticulturalists who take care of this special place within the Park. 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: 11:00 am

End time: 12:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

Location: Conservatory Garden (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-04-19 2014-04-19 11:00 am 12:15 pm 40.7937, -73.9522 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/530ffb1f28e6f.jpg Mon, 21 Apr 2014 00:46:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Egg Hunt]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/19/egg-hunt http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/19/egg-hunt Date: April 19, 2014

Join the Town Square's 3rd Annual McGolrick Park Egg hunt!

Enjoy arts & crafts, face painting, live music and photo ops with the Easter Bunny. Pack a picnic and bring your baskets!

Kids must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (347) 559-1410

Location: McGolrick Park (in Msgr. McGolrick Park)

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B114 Msgr. McGolrick Park 2014-04-19 2014-04-19 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.7244, -73.9434 Mon, 21 Apr 2014 00:46:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Introduction to Bird Watching]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/19/introduction-to-bird-watching http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/19/introduction-to-bird-watching Date: April 19, 2014

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

Led by the Brooklyn Brid Club.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-04-19 2014-04-19 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/528136ab90698.jpg Mon, 21 Apr 2014 00:46:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Guided Tour of Harlem Fire Watchtower and Acropolis at Marcus Garvey Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/19/guided-tour-of http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/19/guided-tour-of Date: April 19, 2014

Preservationist and architect Angel Ayon will give a guided tour of the Harlem Fire Watchtower and Acropolis.

Built in 1857, the structure is the only surviving example of cast-iron watchtowers built throughout the city during the 19th century. The stone Acropolis was created by the Works Project Administration in the 1930s as an observation plaza with 360-degree views of upper Manhattan.

Please register by email.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Acropolis (in Marcus Garvey Park)

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M058 Marcus Garvey Park 2014-04-19 2014-04-19 12:00 pm 40.8043, -73.9436 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534b2f76326cc.jpg Mon, 21 Apr 2014 00:46:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Arches and Bridges]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/19/central-park-arches-and-bridges http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/19/central-park-arches-and-bridges Date: April 19, 2014

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

Enjoy this walking tour over, under, and through these iconic and unique structures. Registration required.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Central Park

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M010 Central Park 2014-04-19 2014-04-19 12:00 pm 40.7796, -73.9694 Mon, 21 Apr 2014 00:46:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Blooming Naturalists]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/19/blooming-naturalists http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/19/blooming-naturalists Date: April 19, 2014

So you think you are a naturalist? Join the 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 each day!

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-04-19 2014-04-19 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5327482a3015f.png Mon, 21 Apr 2014 00:46:09 EDT