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 Fri, 19 Dec 2014 22:02:22 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[Shape Up NYC: Zumba Toning]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/15/shape-up-nyc-zumba1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/15/shape-up-nyc-zumba1 Date: February 15, 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 2014-02-15 2014-02-15 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.6291, -74.1155 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:30 EST
<![CDATA[Children’s Program Crochet Class for Girls and Boys]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/15/childrens-program-crochet-class-for-girls-and-boys http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/15/childrens-program-crochet-class-for-girls-and-boys Date: February 15, 2014

In the 19th century, needlework of all kinds — including crochet, knitting, and embroidery — was an essential part of the education of young girls. In this 21st century class, your child — girl or boy — will learn the basics of crochet in the Museum’s Greek Revival double parlor, just as the Tredwell daughters would have done. Limited to 10; Girls and Boys ages 8-12 only. Crochet hooks, yarn, and patterns will be provided. $20 per child. Reservations required; click here to purchase tickets.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 777-1089

Location: Merchant's House Museum

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M318 Merchant's House Museum 2014-02-15 2014-02-15 10:30 am 12:00 pm 40.7277, -73.9923 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:48 EST
<![CDATA[Scavenger Hunt]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/15/scavenger-hunt http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/15/scavenger-hunt Date: February 15, 2014

Urban Park Rangers are role models who encourage children to let their imaginations run wild in a safe, supportive atmosphere. Join us as we search for nature clues to complete our scavenger hunt.

Start time: 11:00 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 2014-02-15 2014-02-15 11:00 am 40.5309, -74.1778 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:14 EST
<![CDATA[Pelham Fritz Fitness Marathon: Cross Training]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/15/pelham-fritz-fitness-marathon-cross-training http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/15/pelham-fritz-fitness-marathon-cross-training Date: February 15, 2014

Spend the day with someone you love...you! Visit Pelham Fritz Recreation Center for a packed day of free fitness events lasting until 3:00 p.m.

Cross Training is a total body workout that uses different methods of training to achieve ultimate fitness.

Free and open to the public. For adults 18 and over.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 11:45 am

Contact phone: (212) 860-1380

Location: Pelham Fritz Recreation Center (in Marcus Garvey Park)

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M058 Marcus Garvey Park 2014-02-15 2014-02-15 11:00 am 11:45 am 40.8052, -73.9434 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:57 EST
<![CDATA[Pelham Fritz Fitness Marathon: Spin]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/15/pelham-fritz-fitness-marathon-spin http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/15/pelham-fritz-fitness-marathon-spin Date: February 15, 2014

Spend the day with someone you love...YOU! Visit Pelham Fritz Recreation Center for a packed day of free fitness events lasting until 3:00 p.m.

Spin the pounds away in this cycling class conducted in high-intensity intervals, set to energizing music.

Free and open to the public. For adults 18 and over.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 11:45 am

Contact phone: (212) 860-1380

Location: Pelham Fritz Recreation Center (in Marcus Garvey Park)

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M058 Marcus Garvey Park 2014-02-15 2014-02-15 11:00 am 11:45 am 40.8052, -73.9434 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:57 EST
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Pelham Fritz Fitness Marathon: Nutrition Seminar]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/15/pelham-fritz-fitness-marathon-nutrition-seminar http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/15/pelham-fritz-fitness-marathon-nutrition-seminar Date: February 15, 2014

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

Spend the day with someone you love...YOU! Visit Pelham Fritz Recreation Center for a packed day of free fitness events lasting until 3:00 p.m.

You can make basic nutritional changes to improve your health! Learn what foods you can incorporate into your diet to feel healthier and more energetic.

Free and open to the public. For adults 18 and over.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 11:45 am

Contact phone: (212) 860-1380

Location: Pelham Fritz Recreation Center (in Marcus Garvey Park)

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M058 Marcus Garvey Park 2014-02-15 2014-02-15 11:00 am 11:45 am 40.8052, -73.9434 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:57 EST
<![CDATA[Great Backyard Bird Count]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/15/great-backyard-bird-count http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/15/great-backyard-bird-count Date: February 15, 2014

Join the Queens Botanical Garden for the 17th annual bird counting event. Our results will be added to those submitted from around the world. Meet at the Visitor & Administration Building lobby.

To register, email sromar@queensbotanical.org.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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<![CDATA[ESL Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/15/esl-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/15/esl-class Date: February 15, 2014

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

New students take placement test at 12 p.m.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-02-15 2014-02-15 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:20 EST
<![CDATA[Pelham Fritz Fitness Marathon: Kettlebell]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/15/pelham-fritz-fitness-marathon-kettlebell http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/15/pelham-fritz-fitness-marathon-kettlebell Date: February 15, 2014

Spend the day with someone you love...YOU! Visit Pelham Fritz Recreation Center for a packed day of free fitness events lasting until 3:00 p.m.

Kettlebell workouts consist of weighted exercises that build cardiovascular strength, endurance and flexibility through repetition.

Free and open to the public. For adults 18 and over.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 12:45 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1380

Location: Pelham Fritz Recreation Center (in Marcus Garvey Park)

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M058 Marcus Garvey Park 2014-02-15 2014-02-15 12:00 pm 12:45 pm 40.8052, -73.9434 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:57 EST
<![CDATA[Pelham Fritz Fitness Marathon: Sport Training]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/15/pelham-fritz-fitness-marathon-sport-training http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/15/pelham-fritz-fitness-marathon-sport-training Date: February 15, 2014

Spend the day with someone you love...YOU! Visit Pelham Fritz Recreation Center for a packed day of free fitness events lasting until 3:00 p.m.

Sport Training helps athletes improve their sports performance through speed, strength and agility drills.

Free and open to the public. For adults 18 and over.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 12:45 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1380

Location: Pelham Fritz Recreation Center (in Marcus Garvey Park)

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M058 Marcus Garvey Park 2014-02-15 2014-02-15 12:00 pm 12:45 pm 40.8052, -73.9434 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:57 EST
<![CDATA[Pelham Fritz Fitness Marathon: Fitness Apps]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/15/pelham-fritz-fitness-marathon-fitness-apps1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/15/pelham-fritz-fitness-marathon-fitness-apps1 Date: February 15, 2014

Spend the day with someone you love...YOU! Visit Pelham Fritz Recreation Center for a packed day of free fitness events lasting until 3:00 p.m.

Learn how to use your smartphone to set and keep track of fitness goals!

Free and open to the public. For adults 18 and over.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 12:45 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1380

Location: Pelham Fritz Recreation Center (in Marcus Garvey Park)

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M058 Marcus Garvey Park 2014-02-15 2014-02-15 12:00 pm 12:45 pm 40.8052, -73.9434 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:57 EST
<![CDATA[Introduction to Bird Watching]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/15/introduction-to-bird-watching http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/15/introduction-to-bird-watching Date: February 15, 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 2014-02-15 2014-02-15 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/528136ab90698.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:10 EST
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Central Park Tour: Northern Forts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/15/central-park-tour-northern-forts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/15/central-park-tour-northern-forts Date: February 15, 2014

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

History buffs will love this tour of the Harlem Meer and its environs, which were key lands in the American Revolution and the War of 1812. The route involves many hills and stairs.

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

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2014-02-15 2014-02-15 12:00 pm 1:15 pm 40.7968, -73.9515 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52a0fee353259.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:40 EST
<![CDATA[Hands-on History: Tiny Valentine]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/15/handson-history-tiny-valentine http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/15/handson-history-tiny-valentine Date: February 15, 2014

Celebrate with your loved ones at King Manor! Create a miniature self-portrait inside a locket necklace and other 19th century-inspired valentines to give to your sweetheart. Families with children of all ages are welcome!

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 206-0545 x13

Location: King Manor Museum (in Rufus King Park)

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Q023 Rufus King Park 2014-02-15 2014-02-15 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.703, -73.8037 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52cec2f4a1c5c.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:52 EST
<![CDATA[Birding: Winter Birds]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/15/birding-winter-birds http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/15/birding-winter-birds Date: February 15, 2014

New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife. From falcons and salamanders, to deer and seals, wildlife viewing opportunities exist year-round in all of our parks and beaches. Our Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in New York City. Discover the amazing variety of birds that winter here in NYC. Birding programs are appropriate for all skill levels and beginners are welcome.

To enhance your experience we encourage you to bring binoculars and field guides, or ask a Ranger to borrow a pair.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

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

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B032 Fort Greene Park 2014-02-15 2014-02-15 1:00 pm 40.6922, -73.9748 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:49 EST
<![CDATA[Nature Photography: Winter Landscapes]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/15/nature-photography-winter-landscapes http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/15/nature-photography-winter-landscapes Date: February 15, 2014

Our Urban Park Ranger Nature Art and Photography programs allow you to interpret the natural world through artistic expression, while learning about the local environment. All photography programs are for digital cameras and you must provide your own camera. DSLR camera preferred, but all cameras are welcome.

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 2014-02-15 2014-02-15 1:00 pm 40.8911, -73.894 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:46 EST
<![CDATA[Family Winter Nature Hike]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/15/family-winter-nature-hike http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/15/family-winter-nature-hike Date: February 15, 2014

Urban Park Rangers are role models who encourage children to let their imaginations run wild in a safe, supportive atmosphere. Bring the whole family as we take a leisurely hike through Central Park's North Woods.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-02-15 2014-02-15 1:00 pm 40.7971, -73.9515 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52af4edd88749.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:31 EST
<![CDATA[Pelham Fritz Fitness Marathon: Core Zone]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/15/pelham-fritz-fitness-marathon-core-zone http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/15/pelham-fritz-fitness-marathon-core-zone Date: February 15, 2014

Spend the day with someone you love...YOU! Visit Pelham Fritz Recreation Center for a packed day of free fitness events lasting until 3:00 p.m.

Core Zone helps you gain core strength, flatten and tighten abdominals and increase your overall flexibility.

Free and open to the public. For adults 18 and over.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 1:45 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1380

Location: Pelham Fritz Recreation Center (in Marcus Garvey Park)

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M058 Marcus Garvey Park 2014-02-15 2014-02-15 1:00 pm 1:45 pm 40.8052, -73.9434 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:57 EST
<![CDATA[Pelham Fritz Fitness Marathon: Fitness Machine Instruction]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/15/pelham-fritz-fitness-marathon-fitness-machine-instruction1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/15/pelham-fritz-fitness-marathon-fitness-machine-instruction1 Date: February 15, 2014

Spend the day with someone you love...you! Visit Pelham Fritz Recreation Center for a packed day of free fitness events lasting until 3:00 p.m.

Learn the proper way to use strength training and cardio machines, essential knowledge for getting better, safer results.

Free and open to the public. For adults 18 and over.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 1:45 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1380

Location: Pelham Fritz Recreation Center (in Marcus Garvey Park)

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M058 Marcus Garvey Park 2014-02-15 2014-02-15 1:00 pm 1:45 pm 40.8052, -73.9434 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:57 EST
<![CDATA[Fitness Bootcamp]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/15/fitness-bootcamp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/15/fitness-bootcamp Date: February 15, 2014

Come join in! Bootcamp is a total body workout that helps muscle tone, improve strength and endurance, and addresses muscle strength and endurance while keeping the heart rate up to burn calories and improve cardiovascular health

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-4793 x301

Location: Alley Athletic (in Alley Pond Park)

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2014-02-15 2014-02-15 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.7404, -73.7339 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:35 EST
<![CDATA[Recycle-To-Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/15/recycletoart http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/15/recycletoart Date: February 15, 2014

Participants will have fun creating arts and crafts projects using different discarded everyday materials, turning them into new beautiful items. (All Ages)

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 2014-02-15 2014-02-15 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:03 EST
<![CDATA[Paper Arts & Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/15/paper-arts-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/15/paper-arts-crafts Date: February 15, 2014

Participants will have fun creating paper arts & crafts projects using multiple mediums. Projects may be origami, kirigami, decoupage, collage, etc.

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 2014-02-15 2014-02-15 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:55 EST
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/15/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/15/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour Date: February 15, 2014

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

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

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

Tour dates and times are subject to change without notice.

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 2:45 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

Location: William Tecumseh Sherman Statue (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-02-15 2014-02-15 2:00 pm 2:45 pm 40.7646, -73.9731 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52a0f1200485b.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:42 EST
<![CDATA[Pelham Fritz Fitness Marathon: Yoga Stretch]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/15/pelham-fritz-fitness-marathon-yoga-stretch http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/15/pelham-fritz-fitness-marathon-yoga-stretch Date: February 15, 2014

Spend the day with someone you love...YOU! Visit Pelham Fritz Recreation Center for a packed day of free fitness events lasting until 3:00 p.m.

Yoga Stretch is a low-intensity work out combining elements of yoga with a focus on stretching muscles. It increases flexibility and enhances mindfulness.

Free and open to the public. For adults 18 and over.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 2:45 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1380

Location: Pelham Fritz Recreation Center (in Marcus Garvey Park)

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M058 Marcus Garvey Park 2014-02-15 2014-02-15 2:00 pm 2:45 pm 40.8052, -73.9434 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:57 EST
<![CDATA[Pelham Fritz Fitness Marathon: Line Dancing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/15/pelham-fritz-fitness-marathon-line-dancing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/15/pelham-fritz-fitness-marathon-line-dancing Date: February 15, 2014

Spend the day with someone you love...YOU! Visit Pelham Fritz Recreation Center for a packed day of free fitness events lasting until 3:00 p.m.

Learn to line dance, or if you're already familiar, come for a fun-filled session! Dancing is one of the most exciting ways to exercise; you won't even notice the time pass.

Free and open to the public. For adults 18 and over.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 2:45 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1380

Location: Pelham Fritz Recreation Center (in Marcus Garvey Park)

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M058 Marcus Garvey Park 2014-02-15 2014-02-15 2:00 pm 2:45 pm 40.8052, -73.9434 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:57 EST
<![CDATA[Pelham Fritz Fitness Marathon: Fitness Apps]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/15/pelham-fritz-fitness-marathon-fitness-apps2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/15/pelham-fritz-fitness-marathon-fitness-apps2 Date: February 15, 2014

Spend the day with someone you love...you! Visit Pelham Fritz Recreation Center for a packed day of free fitness events lasting until 3:00 p.m.

Learn how to use your smartphone to set and keep track of fitness goals!

Free and open to the public. For adults 18 and over.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 2:45 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1380

Location: Pelham Fritz Recreation Center (in Marcus Garvey Park)

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M058 Marcus Garvey Park 2014-02-15 2014-02-15 2:00 pm 2:45 pm 40.8052, -73.9434 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:57 EST
<![CDATA[History In Your Hands: Flax to Linen]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/15/history-in-your-hands-flax-to-linen http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/15/history-in-your-hands-flax-to-linen Date: February 15, 2014

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 789-2822 x301

Location: Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-02-15 2014-02-15 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6643, -73.9639 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/537519d8d5698.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:58 EST
<![CDATA[6th Annual Chocolate Day: Eliza's "Miss Havisham" Tea]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/15/6th-annual-chocolate-day-elizas-miss-havisham-tea http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/15/6th-annual-chocolate-day-elizas-miss-havisham-tea Date: February 15, 2014

Mrs. Jumel invites guests for a Valentine’s Day soiree they’ll never forget. We’re all a little mad at this tea party, as guests will interact with Madame Jumel and her friends. Be sure to come in your finest attire, Eliza is very particular about her tea parties.

The event is appropriate for adults, and families with children age 10 and up.

Tickets are $40 per person. Pre-paid advanced registration is required. Call (212) 923-8008 to register.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 923-8008

Location: Morris-Jumel Mansion (in Roger Morris Park)

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M073 Roger Morris Park 2014-02-15 2014-02-15 3:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.8345, -73.9385 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52f3bb9a411a8.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:13 EST
<![CDATA[Tavern Concerts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/15/tavern-concerts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/15/tavern-concerts Date: February 15, 2014

It's Tavern time!

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

There will be warm fires and lots of laughter!

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 351-1611 x281

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

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R013 LaTourette Park & Golf Course 2014-02-15 2014-02-15 6:00 pm 40.5698, -74.1448 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:16 EST
<![CDATA[Whimsical Winter Wonderland exhibit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/16/whimsical-winter-wonderland-exhibit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/16/whimsical-winter-wonderland-exhibit Date: February 16, 2014

Sixteen emerging and established artists interpret a Whimsical Winter Wonderland.

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

Curated by Lucy Aponte and Laura Alvarez.

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

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-02-16 2014-02-16 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/529f4213e26e9.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:52 EST
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: “Get the Picture?”]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/16/art-in-the-garden-get-the-picture3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/16/art-in-the-garden-get-the-picture3 Date: February 16, 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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2014-02-16 2014-02-16 8:00 am 4:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:32 EST
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Central Park Tour: Northern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/16/central-park-tour-northern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/16/central-park-tour-northern-welcome-tour Date: February 16, 2014

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

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

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

Tour dates and times are subject to change without notice.

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 12:45 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2014-02-16 2014-02-16 12:00 pm 12:45 pm 40.7943, -73.9512 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52a0ef96a6454.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:41 EST
<![CDATA[New York and the American Revolution]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/16/new-york-and-the-american-revolution http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/16/new-york-and-the-american-revolution Date: February 16, 2014

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 548-0912

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2014-02-16 2014-02-16 1:00 pm 40.8911, -73.894 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:47 EST
<![CDATA[Exploring Our Climate]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/16/exploring-our-climate http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/16/exploring-our-climate Date: February 16, 2014

Understanding our climate helps us prepare our city for a more sustainable future.

Our Urban Park Rangers will introduce you to these important scientific concepts that will help you prepare for the future. Our climate programs explore topics like climate change, global warming and concepts of sustainability.

Start time: 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 2014-02-16 2014-02-16 1:00 pm 40.5309, -74.1778 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52a9e624623e0.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:27 EST
<![CDATA[Black & White Winter Art Drawing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/16/black-white-winter-art-drawing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/16/black-white-winter-art-drawing Date: February 16, 2014

Our Urban Park Ranger Nature Art programs allow you to interpret the natural world through artistic expression, while learning about the local environment. Art programs may include drawing, painting, and nature art projects. All supplies are provided unless otherwise indicated. All art programs are family friendly, but may be challenging for younger children.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Belvedere Castle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-02-16 2014-02-16 1:00 pm 40.7793, -73.9691 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:49 EST
<![CDATA[Birding: Owls]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/16/birding-owls http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/16/birding-owls Date: February 16, 2014

Our Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in New York City.

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

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

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2014-02-16 2014-02-16 1:00 pm 40.7428, -73.7359 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:48 EST
<![CDATA[Wave Hill Garden & Conservatory Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/16/garden-conservatory-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/16/garden-conservatory-highlights-walk Date: February 16, 2014

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2014-02-16 2014-02-16 2:00 pm 40.8991, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52c5daf628e99.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:43 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Views From the Past]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/16/central-park-tour-views-from-the-past http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/16/central-park-tour-views-from-the-past Date: February 16, 2014

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2014-02-16 2014-02-16 2:00 pm 3:15 pm 40.7691, -73.9741 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52a0f3d80ab7e.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:45 EST
<![CDATA[History In Your Hands: Flax to Linen]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/16/history-in-your-hands-flax-to-linen http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/16/history-in-your-hands-flax-to-linen Date: February 16, 2014

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 789-2822 x301

Location: Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-02-16 2014-02-16 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6643, -73.9639 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/537519d8d5698.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:58 EST
<![CDATA[Whimsical Winter Wonderland exhibit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/17/whimsical-winter-wonderland-exhibit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/17/whimsical-winter-wonderland-exhibit Date: February 17, 2014

Sixteen emerging and established artists interpret a Whimsical Winter Wonderland.

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

Curated by Lucy Aponte and Laura Alvarez.

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

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-02-17 2014-02-17 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/529f4213e26e9.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:52 EST
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: “Get the Picture?”]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/17/art-in-the-garden-get-the-picture3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/17/art-in-the-garden-get-the-picture3 Date: February 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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2014-02-17 2014-02-17 8:00 am 4:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:32 EST
<![CDATA[Arsenal Gallery Black History Month Exhibition: The March]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/17/arsenal-gallery-exhibtion-the-march1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/17/arsenal-gallery-exhibtion-the-march1 Date: February 17, 2014

In commemoration of Black History Month, the Arsenal Gallery is pleased to present The March, an exhibition that includes work from seventeen artists. Coordinated by NYC Parks’ Ebony Society, this exhibition reflects on the struggles and victories of the Civil Rights Movement past, present and future, as well as those individuals who have advanced the cause.

Artists include: Mitsuko Brooks, Gladys Carty, Tuwanda Harmon, Bill Howard, Nathaniel Ladson, Olga Matos-Castillo, Dionis Ortiz, Malcolm Pinckney, Ansel Pitcairn, Victor Polanco, Jake Seo, Christopher Spinelli, Dexter G. Stringfellow, Mario Tavarez, Alan J.P. Thompson, Quay Quinn Wolf, and Wayne Young.

Open Monday- Friday, 9:00 a.m. -5:00 p.m.

Admission is free, closed on holidays.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-02-17 2014-02-17 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:31 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/17/shape-up-nyc-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/17/shape-up-nyc-aerobics Date: February 17, 2014

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

Aerobics class is a moderate, heart-pumping workout to help burn calories and improve heart health.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: McDonald Park House (in McDonald Playground)

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R034 McDonald Playground 2014-02-17 2014-02-17 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.6291, -74.1155 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:20 EST
<![CDATA[Kids' Week in Inwood Hill Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/17/kids-week3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/17/kids-week3 Date: February 17, 2014

School is out! Get outside and get excited!

Take the kids to the park to enjoy a variety of nature programs.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 304-2365

Location: Payson Park House (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2014-02-17 2014-02-17 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.8673, -73.929 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:20 EST
<![CDATA[Free Tax Preparation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/17/free-tax-preparation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/17/free-tax-preparation Date: February 17, 2014

Get free tax preparation help at Owen Dolen Recreation Center, sponsored by AARP.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 829-0156

Location: Owen Dolen Golden Age Center (in Owen F. Dolen Park)

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X016 Owen F. Dolen Park 2014-02-17 2014-02-17 10:30 am 2:30 pm 40.8406, -73.8428 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:40 EST
<![CDATA[Monday Movement]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/17/monday-movement http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/17/monday-movement Date: February 17, 2014

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 485-4633

Location: Brownsville Recreation Center (in Brownsville Playground)

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B270 Brownsville Playground 2014-02-17 2014-02-17 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.6566, -73.902 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:33 EST
<![CDATA[Kids' Week in the Bronx]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/17/kids-week-in-crotona-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/17/kids-week-in-crotona-park Date: February 17, 2014

School is out! Get outside and get excited!

Take the kids to the park to enjoy a variety of nature programs.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 548-0912

Location: Crotona Nature Center (in Crotona Park)

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X010 Crotona Park 2014-02-17 2014-02-17 1:00 pm 40.837, -73.8934 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:20 EST
<![CDATA[Brooklyn Winter Movie Series: Monsters University]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/17/brooklyn-winter-movie-series-monsters-university http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/17/brooklyn-winter-movie-series-monsters-university Date: February 17, 2014

Avoid the cold! Duck inside for a free movie series now showing at recreation centers in Brooklyn.

In Monsters University, catch a glimpse of Mike and Sully's friendship in college - when they weren't the best of friends!

Open to the public. Free popcorn!

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 485-4633

Location: Brownsville Recreation Center (in Brownsville Playground)

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B270 Brownsville Playground 2014-02-17 2014-02-17 1:00 pm 40.6566, -73.902 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:55 EST
<![CDATA[Kids' Week in Fort Totten Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/17/kids-week5 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/17/kids-week5 Date: February 17, 2014

School is out! Get outside and get excited!

Take the kids to the park to enjoy a variety of nature programs.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Fort Totten Visitor's Center (in Fort Totten Park)

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Q458 Fort Totten Park 2014-02-17 2014-02-17 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.7952, -73.7784 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:20 EST
<![CDATA[Kids' Week in Brooklyn]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/17/kids-week1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/17/kids-week1 Date: February 17, 2014

School is out! Get outside and get excited!

Take the kids to the park to enjoy a variety of nature programs.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Salt Marsh Nature Center (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2014-02-17 2014-02-17 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.6047, -73.9298 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:20 EST
<![CDATA[Kids' Week in Staten Island]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/17/kids-week2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/17/kids-week2 Date: February 17, 2014

School is out! Get outside and get excited!

Take the kids to the park to enjoy a variety of nature programs.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

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

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R119 Blue Heron Park 2014-02-17 2014-02-17 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.5309, -74.1778 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:20 EST
<![CDATA[Kids' Week in Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/17/kids-week4 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/17/kids-week4 Date: February 17, 2014

School is out! Get outside and get excited!

Take the kids to the park to enjoy a variety of nature programs.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Belvedere Castle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-02-17 2014-02-17 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.7793, -73.9691 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:20 EST
<![CDATA[Beginner Hockey Clinic (Registration Full)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/17/beginner-hockey-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/17/beginner-hockey-clinic Date: February 17, 2014

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

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

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

Please note: Registration is full.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 348-4867

Location: Lasker Pool & Rink (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-02-17 2014-02-17 4:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.7964, -73.9547 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:45 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Kettlebell, Core and Conditioning]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/17/shape-up-nyc-kettlebell-core-and-conditioning http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/17/shape-up-nyc-kettlebell-core-and-conditioning Date: February 17, 2014

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

Kettlebell, Core and Conditioning is a strength and conditioning class that will elevate your heart rate, build muscle, increase flexibility and burn fat.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: McDonald Park House (in McDonald Playground)

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R034 McDonald Playground 2014-02-17 2014-02-17 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.6291, -74.1155 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:26 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC's Couch to 5K: Group Run]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/17/shape-up-nycs-couch-to-5k-group-run http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/17/shape-up-nycs-couch-to-5k-group-run Date: February 17, 2014

Join us for our new running group in Prospect Park on Mondays!

The class will combine group running, walking, and conditioning exercises to get you in shape for long distance running.

The class will be held outdoors, rain or shine.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-02-17 2014-02-17 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.6643, -73.9639 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52d4140b7303f.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:31 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Body Blast]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/17/shape-up-nyc-body-blast http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/17/shape-up-nyc-body-blast Date: February 17, 2014

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

Body Blast is a moderate impact aerobics workout, with strength training exercises for overall fitness.

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 2014-02-17 2014-02-17 7:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.6291, -74.1155 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:21 EST
<![CDATA[Beginners Tunisian Crochet]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/18/tunisian-crochet-beginners http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/18/tunisian-crochet-beginners Date: February 18, 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: 1:30 am

End time: 2:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-02-18 2014-02-18 1:30 am 2:30 am 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:25 EST
<![CDATA[Family Art Workshop: Larger Than Life]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/18/family-workshop-larger-than-life http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/18/family-workshop-larger-than-life Date: February 18, 2014

Spend the afternoon making art like the masters with the Family Art Project’s Rama Mandel.

This afternoon, explore the evocative paintings of American artist Georgia O’Keefe, particularly the flowers, shells and bones she loved to expand into larger-than-life images. Using water-soluble ink and acrylics, paint your own images. Programs are geared to children between the ages of five and 10 with a parent or caregiver.

Space is limited. Registration is required, online at www.wavehill.org, onsite at the Perkins Visitor Center or by calling (718) 549-3200 x251.

Start time: 1:30 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2014-02-18 2014-02-18 1:30 am 3:00 pm 40.8976, -73.9113 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:31 EST
<![CDATA[Whimsical Winter Wonderland exhibit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/18/whimsical-winter-wonderland-exhibit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/18/whimsical-winter-wonderland-exhibit Date: February 18, 2014

Sixteen emerging and established artists interpret a Whimsical Winter Wonderland.

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

Curated by Lucy Aponte and Laura Alvarez.

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

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-02-18 2014-02-18 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/529f4213e26e9.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:52 EST
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: “Get the Picture?”]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/18/art-in-the-garden-get-the-picture3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/18/art-in-the-garden-get-the-picture3 Date: February 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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2014-02-18 2014-02-18 8:00 am 4:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:32 EST
<![CDATA[Arsenal Gallery Black History Month Exhibition: The March]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/18/arsenal-gallery-exhibtion-the-march1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/18/arsenal-gallery-exhibtion-the-march1 Date: February 18, 2014

In commemoration of Black History Month, the Arsenal Gallery is pleased to present The March, an exhibition that includes work from seventeen artists. Coordinated by NYC Parks’ Ebony Society, this exhibition reflects on the struggles and victories of the Civil Rights Movement past, present and future, as well as those individuals who have advanced the cause.

Artists include: Mitsuko Brooks, Gladys Carty, Tuwanda Harmon, Bill Howard, Nathaniel Ladson, Olga Matos-Castillo, Dionis Ortiz, Malcolm Pinckney, Ansel Pitcairn, Victor Polanco, Jake Seo, Christopher Spinelli, Dexter G. Stringfellow, Mario Tavarez, Alan J.P. Thompson, Quay Quinn Wolf, and Wayne Young.

Open Monday- Friday, 9:00 a.m. -5:00 p.m.

Admission is free, closed on holidays.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-02-18 2014-02-18 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:31 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Zumba]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/18/shape-up-nyc-zumba http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/18/shape-up-nyc-zumba Date: February 18, 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: 9:30 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: McDonald Park House (in McDonald Playground)

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R034 McDonald Playground 2014-02-18 2014-02-18 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.6291, -74.1155 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:28 EST
<![CDATA[Introduction to Seed Starting Indoors]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/18/introduction-to-seed-starting-indoors http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/18/introduction-to-seed-starting-indoors Date: February 18, 2014

Want an early start on your growing season? Join us for this introductory presentation on how to start your seeds indoors, including proper timing and planting, care, and transplanting them outdoors in your garden.

Registered Grow to Learn school gardens only will be able to receive seed starting kits, including a 2' or 4' grow light, a seed starting flat, and growing medium..

Please RSVP for this workshop.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 788-8073

Location: Old Stone House (in J.J. Byrne Playground)

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B111 J.J. Byrne Playground 2014-02-18 2014-02-18 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.6729, -73.9846 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:11 EST
<![CDATA[Kids' Week in Inwood Hill Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/18/kids-week3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/18/kids-week3 Date: February 18, 2014

School is out! Get outside and get excited!

Take the kids to the park to enjoy a variety of nature programs.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 304-2365

Location: Payson Park House (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2014-02-18 2014-02-18 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.8673, -73.929 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:20 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Zumba Toning]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/18/shape-up-nyc-zumba1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/18/shape-up-nyc-zumba1 Date: February 18, 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 2014-02-18 2014-02-18 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.6291, -74.1155 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:30 EST
<![CDATA[Chair Fitness with Weights]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/18/chair-fitness-with-weights http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/18/chair-fitness-with-weights Date: February 18, 2014

With the addition of weights, the chair exercise program gives members the opportunity to add more movement and activity in their daily lives to improve health. For adults and seniors.

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 242-5228

Location: Tony Dapolito Recreation Center

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M103 Tony Dapolito Recreation Center 2014-02-18 2014-02-18 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7296, -74.0054 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:46 EST
<![CDATA[Abs Workout]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/18/abs-work-out http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/18/abs-work-out Date: February 18, 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 2014-02-18 2014-02-18 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:14 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Tavern & Its Green]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/18/central-park-tour-tavern-its-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/18/central-park-tour-tavern-its-green Date: February 18, 2014

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

Location: Giuseppe Mazzini statue (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-02-18 2014-02-18 12:00 pm 1:15 pm 40.7728, -73.9768 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52a0f65a3bc85.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:43 EST
<![CDATA[Learn How to Lengthen Your Gardening Season]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/18/season-extension-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/18/season-extension-workshop Date: February 18, 2014

Do you want to get more fresh and healthy vegetables? If you've ever seen your collard green plants last through the winter, surrounded by snow, you know it's possible!

Come to this workshop to learn about ways to lengthen your gardening season. We'll discuss what to plant and when to plant it in order to get an early start on your spring harvests, as well as how to have a garden that lasts into the cold, wintry months. You will learn about techniques like row covering and mulching, low tunneling, and the use of greenhouses.

Registered Grow to Learn gardens only will be eligible to take 15 seven-foot pieces of galvanized wire and 60 feet of row cover to make low tunnels, while supplies last. Please be prepared to take them with you after the workshop.

Please RSVP for this workshop.

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 788-8073

Location: Old Stone House (in J.J. Byrne Playground)

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B111 J.J. Byrne Playground 2014-02-18 2014-02-18 12:30 pm 2:00 pm 40.6729, -73.9846 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:14 EST
<![CDATA[Kids' Week in the Bronx]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/18/kids-week-in-crotona-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/18/kids-week-in-crotona-park Date: February 18, 2014

School is out! Get outside and get excited!

Take the kids to the park to enjoy a variety of nature programs.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 548-0912

Location: Crotona Nature Center (in Crotona Park)

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X010 Crotona Park 2014-02-18 2014-02-18 1:00 pm 40.837, -73.8934 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:20 EST
<![CDATA[Meditation Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/18/meditation-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/18/meditation-class Date: February 18, 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 2014-02-18 2014-02-18 1:00 pm 1:45 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:28 EST
<![CDATA[Kids' Week in Fort Totten Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/18/kids-week5 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/18/kids-week5 Date: February 18, 2014

School is out! Get outside and get excited!

Take the kids to the park to enjoy a variety of nature programs.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Fort Totten Visitor's Center (in Fort Totten Park)

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Q458 Fort Totten Park 2014-02-18 2014-02-18 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.7952, -73.7784 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:20 EST
<![CDATA[Kids' Week in Brooklyn]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/18/kids-week1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/18/kids-week1 Date: February 18, 2014

School is out! Get outside and get excited!

Take the kids to the park to enjoy a variety of nature programs.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Salt Marsh Nature Center (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2014-02-18 2014-02-18 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.6047, -73.9298 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:20 EST
<![CDATA[Kids' Week in Staten Island]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/18/kids-week2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/18/kids-week2 Date: February 18, 2014

School is out! Get outside and get excited!

Take the kids to the park to enjoy a variety of nature programs.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

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

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R119 Blue Heron Park 2014-02-18 2014-02-18 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.5309, -74.1778 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:20 EST
<![CDATA[Kids' Week in Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/18/kids-week4 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/18/kids-week4 Date: February 18, 2014

School is out! Get outside and get excited!

Take the kids to the park to enjoy a variety of nature programs.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Belvedere Castle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-02-18 2014-02-18 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.7793, -73.9691 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:20 EST
<![CDATA[NYC Compost Project: I Heart Worms for Families]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/18/nyc-compost-project-hosted-by-queens-botanical-garden-i-heart-worms-for-families http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/18/nyc-compost-project-hosted-by-queens-botanical-garden-i-heart-worms-for-families Date: February 18, 2014

Did you know that worms have five pairs of hearts? This unique hands-on workshop introduces kids (ages 5 and up, accompanied by an adult) to the life of indoor composting (red wiggler) worms! Make heart-shaped compost cookies for your plants; be prepared to get your hands dirty! Registration required, at compost@queensbotanical.org.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 539-5296

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-02-18 2014-02-18 3:00 pm 4:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:49 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Cardio Sculpt]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/18/shape-up-nyc-cardio-sculpt1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/18/shape-up-nyc-cardio-sculpt1 Date: February 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 2014-02-18 2014-02-18 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.6291, -74.1155 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:23 EST
<![CDATA[Wheelchair Basketball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/18/wheelchair-basketball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/18/wheelchair-basketball Date: February 18, 2014

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

Recreation Center membership is required to participate.

Start time: 7:45 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 353-7853

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

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2014-02-18 2014-02-18 7:45 pm 9:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8344 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:48 EST
<![CDATA[Whimsical Winter Wonderland exhibit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/19/whimsical-winter-wonderland-exhibit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/19/whimsical-winter-wonderland-exhibit Date: February 19, 2014

Sixteen emerging and established artists interpret a Whimsical Winter Wonderland.

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

Curated by Lucy Aponte and Laura Alvarez.

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

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-02-19 2014-02-19 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/529f4213e26e9.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:52 EST
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: “Get the Picture?”]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/19/art-in-the-garden-get-the-picture3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/19/art-in-the-garden-get-the-picture3 Date: February 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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2014-02-19 2014-02-19 8:00 am 4:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:32 EST
<![CDATA[Arsenal Gallery Black History Month Exhibition: The March]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/19/arsenal-gallery-exhibtion-the-march http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/19/arsenal-gallery-exhibtion-the-march Date: February 19, 2014

In commemoration of Black History Month, the Arsenal Gallery is pleased to present The March, an exhibition that includes work from seventeen artists. Coordinated by NYC Parks’ Ebony Society, this exhibition reflects on the struggles and victories of the Civil Rights Movement past, present and future, as well as those individuals who have advanced the cause.

Artists include: Mitsuko Brooks, Gladys Carty, Tuwanda Harmon, Bill Howard, Nathaniel Ladson, Olga Matos-Castillo, Dionis Ortiz, Malcolm Pinckney, Ansel Pitcairn, Victor Polanco, Jake Seo, Christopher Spinelli, Dexter G. Stringfellow, Mario Tavarez, Alan J.P. Thompson, Quay Quinn Wolf, and Wayne Young.

Open Monday- Friday, 9:00 a.m. -5:00 p.m.

Admission is free, closed on holidays.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-02-19 2014-02-19 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:31 EST
<![CDATA[Sit Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/19/sit-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/19/sit-aerobics Date: February 19, 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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2014-02-19 2014-02-19 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.6735, -73.9348 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:36 EST
<![CDATA[Kids' Week in Inwood Hill Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/19/kids-week3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/19/kids-week3 Date: February 19, 2014

School is out! Get outside and get excited!

Take the kids to the park to enjoy a variety of nature programs.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 304-2365

Location: Payson Park House (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2014-02-19 2014-02-19 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.8673, -73.929 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:20 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Mid-Park Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/19/central-park-tour-midpark-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/19/central-park-tour-midpark-welcome-tour Date: February 19, 2014

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

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

Tour dates and times are subject to change without notice.

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 12:45 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Alexander von Humboldt statue (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-02-19 2014-02-19 12:00 pm 12:45 pm 40.7794, -73.9734 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52a0ef6d32ff7.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:37 EST
<![CDATA[Grow to Learn Grant Writing & Garden Planning Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/19/grow-to-learn-grant-writing-garden-planning-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/19/grow-to-learn-grant-writing-garden-planning-workshop Date: February 19, 2014

Need help applying for a Grow to Learn Mini-Grant? Attend a grant-writing and garden design workshop!

We will walk you through the application and garden design process and help answer any individual questions you may have.

RSVP required.

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 788-8073

Location: Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corp.

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2014-02-19 2014-02-19 12:30 pm 3:00 pm 40.6802, -73.946 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:50 EST
<![CDATA[Kids' Week in the Bronx]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/19/kids-week-in-crotona-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/19/kids-week-in-crotona-park Date: February 19, 2014

School is out! Get outside and get excited!

Take the kids to the park to enjoy a variety of nature programs.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 548-0912

Location: Crotona Nature Center (in Crotona Park)

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X010 Crotona Park 2014-02-19 2014-02-19 1:00 pm 40.837, -73.8934 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:20 EST
<![CDATA[Kids' Week in Fort Totten Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/19/kids-week5 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/19/kids-week5 Date: February 19, 2014

School is out! Get outside and get excited!

Take the kids to the park to enjoy a variety of nature programs.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Fort Totten Visitor's Center (in Fort Totten Park)

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Q458 Fort Totten Park 2014-02-19 2014-02-19 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.7952, -73.7784 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:20 EST
<![CDATA[Kids' Week in Brooklyn]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/19/kids-week1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/19/kids-week1 Date: February 19, 2014

School is out! Get outside and get excited!

Take the kids to the park to enjoy a variety of nature programs.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Salt Marsh Nature Center (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2014-02-19 2014-02-19 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.6047, -73.9298 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:20 EST
<![CDATA[Kids' Week in Staten Island]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/19/kids-week2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/19/kids-week2 Date: February 19, 2014

School is out! Get outside and get excited!

Take the kids to the park to enjoy a variety of nature programs.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

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

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R119 Blue Heron Park 2014-02-19 2014-02-19 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.5309, -74.1778 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:20 EST
<![CDATA[Brooklyn Winter Movie Series: Guess Who's Coming to Dinner]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/19/brooklyn-winter-movie-series-guess-whos-coming-to-dinner http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/19/brooklyn-winter-movie-series-guess-whos-coming-to-dinner Date: February 19, 2014

Avoid the cold! Duck inside for a free movie series now showing at recreation centers in Brooklyn!

Don't miss Guess Who's Coming to Dinner, a film about love and tolerance tested when a couple's daughter brings home a black fiance in 1960's America.

Open to the public. Free popcorn!

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 439-4296

Location: Fort Hamilton Senior Recreation Center

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2014-02-19 2014-02-19 2:00 pm 40.6133, -74.03 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:54 EST
<![CDATA[Kids' Week in Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/19/kids-week4 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/19/kids-week4 Date: February 19, 2014

School is out! Get outside and get excited!

Take the kids to the park to enjoy a variety of nature programs.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Belvedere Castle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-02-19 2014-02-19 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.7793, -73.9691 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:20 EST
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Preview Screening of The Trials of Muhammad Ali]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/19/arts-culture-fun-preview-screening-of-the-trials-of-muhammad-ali http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/19/arts-culture-fun-preview-screening-of-the-trials-of-muhammad-ali Date: February 19, 2014

Arts, Culture & Fun presents a special advanced screening of the film The Trials of Muhammad Ali, with boxer Lucius Benson.

The Trials of Muhammad Ali covers Ali's toughest bout: his battle to overturn the five-year prison sentence he received for refusing U.S. military service. The film explores Ali's exile years when he was banned from boxing and found himself in the crosshairs of conflicts concerning race, religion, and wartime dissent.

Guest speaker: Middleweight boxer Lucius Benson!

See the film before it airs on PBS! RSVP by emailing cultureartsfun@parks.nyc.gov or calling (718) 376-8686. Space is limited, so reserve early.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 376-8686

Location: Roy Wilkins Recreation Center

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Q448 Roy Wilkins Recreation Center 2014-02-19 2014-02-19 4:00 pm 40.6881, -73.7701 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52fcfe051c358.JPG Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:40 EST
<![CDATA[After School Ice Skating (Registration Full)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/19/after-school-ice-skating http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/19/after-school-ice-skating Date: February 19, 2014

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

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

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

Please note: Registration is full.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 348-4867

Location: Lasker Pool & Rink (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-02-19 2014-02-19 4:00 pm 4:30 pm 40.7964, -73.9547 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:28 EST
<![CDATA[Horticultural Lecture #2--Margery L. Daughtrey: Dreadful Diseases Dangling Over Old Faithful Ornamentals]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/19/horticultural-lecture-2margery-l-daughtrey-dreadful-diseases-dangling-over-old-faithful-ornamentals http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/19/horticultural-lecture-2margery-l-daughtrey-dreadful-diseases-dangling-over-old-faithful-ornamentals Date: February 19, 2014

This ongoing series is hosted by Wave Hill’s Friends of Horticulture Committee and is devoted to landscape design and the meaning of our interactions with plants and the natural world, The second lecture of the season is provided by Margery L. Daughtrey, expert plant pathologist and Senior Extension Associate with Cornell’s Department of Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology. She covers the myths and facts about big garden issues around disease, and prepares you to guard the plants you love, with a special focus on several new and re-emerging diseases that are suddenly very relevant to gardeners in the NYC area. With challenges like impatiens downy mildew, boxwood blight and rose rosette virus—plus new rusts and powdery mildews—what’s a plant lover to do? The last lecture in this series takes place March 19.

Reservations recommended, online at www.wavehill.org, onsite at the Perkins Visitor Center or by calling (718) 549-3200 x216.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200 x216

Location: NY School of Interior Design

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2014-02-19 2014-02-19 6:00 pm 40.7687, -73.9623 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:04 EST
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Shape Up NYC: Yoga - Relax and Stretch]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/19/shape-up-nyc-yoga-relax-and-stretch http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/19/shape-up-nyc-yoga-relax-and-stretch Date: February 19, 2014

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

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 2014-02-19 2014-02-19 7:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.6291, -74.1155 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:28 EST
<![CDATA[Whimsical Winter Wonderland exhibit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/20/whimsical-winter-wonderland-exhibit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/20/whimsical-winter-wonderland-exhibit Date: February 20, 2014

Sixteen emerging and established artists interpret a Whimsical Winter Wonderland.

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

Curated by Lucy Aponte and Laura Alvarez.

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

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-02-20 2014-02-20 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/529f4213e26e9.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:52 EST
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: “Get the Picture?”]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/20/art-in-the-garden-get-the-picture3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/20/art-in-the-garden-get-the-picture3 Date: February 20, 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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