NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2016 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://nyc.gov/parks/events NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Fri, 06 May 2016 19:03:49 GMT <![CDATA[Meditation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/06/meditation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/06/meditation Date: March 6, 2016

Let nature inspire you to find your center and reconnect with your true self using guided mindfulness and other meditation practices.

Each session, led byYoga for Bliss director Neem Dewji, includes instruction in simple techniques, followed by guided meditations.

All levels welcome. Please arrive on-time: late-comers will not be admitted once the class begins. Sessions take place outdoors on occasion, weather permitting.

Start time: 11:45 am

End time: 12:45 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Ecology Building (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2016-03-06 2016-03-06 11:45 am 12:45 pm 40.89788818359375000, -73.91107940673828000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56c7601085fa2.jpg Mon, 22 Feb 2016 17:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Afternoon Tea]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/06/afternoon-tea http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/06/afternoon-tea Date: March 6, 2016

Enjoy Afternoon Tea in the Mark Twain Room prior to each concert in Armor Hall. The Café at Wave Hill pairs a classic menu with an assortment of green, black and herbal teas. This traditional tea service includes the following four elements: savory, scones, sweets, and tea. The menu, presented by Great Performances, which can be downloaded here, includes an array of tea sandwiches, scones, and bite-sized desserts. Afternoon Tea also includes a glass of sparkling wine and strawberries.

Advanced registration is required. We will take reservations until 10 a.m. on the Friday, prior to the concert.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2016-03-06 2016-03-06 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56c7637a64cf0.jpg Mon, 22 Feb 2016 17:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[She's On Point: A Celebration of Girls in Sports]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/06/shes-on-point-a-celebration-of-girls-in-sports http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/06/shes-on-point-a-celebration-of-girls-in-sports Date: March 6, 2016

Join NYC Parks to celebrate, honor, and engage young women and girls in sports! Featuring sports demos, inspirational speakers, fun activities, giveaways and more. Open to all members of the public, ages 6 and up.

Start time: 12:00 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 2016-03-06 2016-03-06 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.83439636230469000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56cdd3df194fc.jpg Mon, 29 Feb 2016 18:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Meditative Woodland Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/06/meditative-woodland-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/06/meditative-woodland-walk Date: March 6, 2016

Get up close and personal with nature and yourself this spring! Walk/hike with artist, yogi, and nature-lover Sara Hart of iHart Lens on a monthly meditative journey through the woodland areas and garden. Learn to use art, yoga, breathing techniques and writing activities to awaken the senses and open yourself to a deeper consciousness. These events are physical, as well as mindful.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2016-03-06 2016-03-06 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56c7643bee840.jpg Mon, 22 Feb 2016 17:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Fire-Making Skills]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/06/firemaking-skills http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/06/firemaking-skills Date: March 6, 2016

Fire is mankind's greatest discovery. Learn primitive and modern methods for making fire safely and responsibly while exploring the great outdoors. Registration required. To register visit www.nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Wednesday, February 24th.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: 212-628-2345

Location: Inwood Hill Park

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2016-03-06 2016-03-06 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.87300109863281000, -73.92539978027344000 Wed, 09 Dec 2015 16:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Historic New York: The World's Fair]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/06/historic-new-york-the-worlds-fair http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/06/historic-new-york-the-worlds-fair Date: March 6, 2016

Urban Park Rangers specialize in interpretation of historic turning points, both natural and man-made, in our city’s long history. "Historic New York” programs highlight the history and architecture of selected neighborhoods or parks. This park hosted two world's fairs in 1939 and 1964. Relive the stories from those times and learn more about the structures which still survive today.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-352-1769

Location: Unisphere (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2016-03-06 2016-03-06 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.74638748168945000, -73.84501647949219000 Wed, 09 Dec 2015 17:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Historic New York: Nature and Design]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/06/historic-new-york-nature-and-design http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/06/historic-new-york-nature-and-design Date: March 6, 2016

Urban Park Rangers specialize in interpretation of historic turning points, both natural and man-made, in our city’s long history. “Historic New York” programs highlight the history and architecture of selected neighborhoods or parks. On this walking tour, discover the history behind Calvert Vaux and Frederick Law Olmsted's vision that is Prospect Park. The program will focus on their seamless transition between the urban and the natural worlds within New York City.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-421-2021

Location: Arch at Grand Army Plaza (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2016-03-06 2016-03-06 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.67430114746094000, -73.97019958496094000 Fri, 11 Dec 2015 17:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Ed Center Open Hours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/06/ed-center-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/06/ed-center-open-hours Date: March 6, 2016

The Ed Center is open for free, drop-in hours four afternoons a week!

Get to know Brooklyn Bridge Park with our 250-gallon aquarium filled with critters from the East River, a 10’-scale model of Brooklyn Bridge Park, crafts, a reading corner, and much more!

Photo by Alexa Hoyer

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Environmental Education Center (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-03-06 2016-03-06 1:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.70428673171300000, -73.98938399553300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56b39ce479a04.jpg Thu, 04 Feb 2016 15:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Heather Garden Tour: Caring for the Heather Garden with Horticulturist John Kelly]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/06/heather-garden-tour-caring-for-the-heather-garden-with-horticulturist-john-kelly http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/06/heather-garden-tour-caring-for-the-heather-garden-with-horticulturist-john-kelly Date: March 6, 2016

Join a tour of the Heather Garden and learn insider information on what it takes to sustain this horticultural jewel and it's 500 varieties of plants, trees, and shrubs. Gardener John Kelly will lead you through each season's tasks and how he and the crew ensure the garden remains beautiful and well cared for year-round.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2016-03-06 2016-03-06 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.86059951782226600, -73.93379974365234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56be102a1cd1e.jpg Thu, 18 Feb 2016 15:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Yoga with Awesome Asana]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/06/yoga-with-awesome-asana http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/06/yoga-with-awesome-asana Date: March 6, 2016

Every Sunday at 1 p.m. at Morris-Jumel Mansion, certified yoga instructor Chelsea Best conducts Awesome Asana Yoga, an open-level Vinyasa class designed to accommodate beginners and experts alike.

All are welcome, and mats, if you haven’t one, are provided.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:05 pm

Contact phone: (212) 923-8008

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

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M073 Roger Morris Park 2016-03-06 2016-03-06 1:00 pm 2:05 pm 40.83449935913086000, -73.93849945068360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/569684beaa3fd.jpg Wed, 13 Jan 2016 17:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Garden and Conservatory Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/06/garden-conservatory-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/06/garden-conservatory-highlights-walk Date: March 6, 2016

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

Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2016-03-06 2016-03-06 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56c7624d4a36c.jpg Mon, 22 Feb 2016 17:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Concert: Sweet Plantain]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/06/concert-sweet-plantain http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/06/concert-sweet-plantain Date: March 6, 2016

Sweet Plantain is four immensely talented, classically trained musicians who fuse their skill, diverse backgrounds and eclectic musical interests to bridge the gap between genres and generations. Their sound is unique, the styles spanning classical, Cuban, Venezuelan joropo, hip-hop and rap. The ensemble has toured throughout the U.S., Europe, Russia and the Caribbean, with local appearances at Carnegie Hall and Birdland. The performance lasts approximately one hour.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2016-03-06 2016-03-06 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56c7653d03ba7.jpg Mon, 22 Feb 2016 16:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Science Adventures: March Mad Science]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/06/science-adventures-march-mad-science http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/06/science-adventures-march-mad-science Date: March 6, 2016

Spring fever? Cabin fever? Channel those energies into interesting experiments and demonstrations. Suitable for ages 8+ with adult supervision.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2016-03-06 2016-03-06 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 Tue, 02 Feb 2016 19:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Leading the Way: Six Outstanding Women of Queens]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/06/leading-the-way-six-outstanding-women-of-queens http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/06/leading-the-way-six-outstanding-women-of-queens Date: March 6, 2016

The Queens Historical Society presents their newest exhibition, Leading the Way: Six Outstanding Women of Queens. Featuring women from diverse fields and backgrounds, who at one point in their lives lived and worked in Queens, the exhibition highlights the life and work of Helen Keller, Betty Friedan, Rise Stevens, Lisa Randall, Grace Lee Boggs, and Yeou-Cheng Ma. Also on display is an interactive installation of handmade sea glass-like objects by artist M. J. Levy Dickson, as an homage to Helen Keller. On view Tuesdays, Saturdays and Sundays from 2:30-4:30 p.m. until May 2016.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 939-0647

Location: Kingsland Homestead (in Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech)

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Q022 Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech 2016-03-06 2016-03-06 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.76369857788086000, -73.82399749755860000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5591a2b96e22b.jpg Mon, 29 Feb 2016 18:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Duo: Music for Violin and Cello]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/06/duo-music-for-violin-and-cello http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/06/duo-music-for-violin-and-cello Date: March 6, 2016

Treat yourself to the incomparable musical dynamism of the violin and cello. Uptown Ensemble Concerts in the Heights will perform duet works by Mozart, Stamitz, and Prokofiev. A reception will follow.

Advanced registration is required at publicprograms@morrisjumel.org.

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 2016-03-06 2016-03-06 3:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.83449935913086000, -73.93849945068360000 Wed, 20 Jan 2016 19:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Meet the Artist: Amy Lincoln]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/06/meet-the-artist-amy-lincoln http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/06/meet-the-artist-amy-lincoln Date: March 6, 2016

Join us for an artist talk with Amy Lincoln. Her installation Floating Oases, on view in the Tea Room in Wave Hill House through March 27 comprises studies and paintings, some initiated during her participation in Winter Workspace 2015. Merging traditional art genres of landscape, still life, portraiture and botanical illustration, Lincoln’s lush works conjure figments of the imagination while meticulously rendering natural forms and landscapes.

Read an interview about her work on hyperallergic.com here.

Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Glyndor Gallery (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2016-03-06 2016-03-06 3:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.89886474609375000, -73.91186523437500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56c7663aebb0a.jpg Mon, 22 Feb 2016 17:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Hunter Island Night Hike]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/06/hunter-island-night-hike http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/06/hunter-island-night-hike Date: March 6, 2016

Our Urban Park Ranger hiking guides will introduce you to the hidden gems of New York City. On our hikes you may explore nature, discover our city’s urban forests, or just unplug form the world to clear your head. Owls, deer, coyotes, and raccoons are among the many animals that call Pelham Bay Park home. Join the Rangers for this rare winter night hike.

Participants are chosen by lottery. To enter you name in the lottery, visit www.nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Wednesday, February 24th..

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-319-7258

Location: Pelham Bay Park

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2016-03-06 2016-03-06 6:00 pm 7:30 pm 40.85860061645508000, -73.80269622802734000 Wed, 24 Feb 2016 12:00:01 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/07/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/07/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: March 7, 2016

Take our signature tour, and let Central Park Conservancy guides give you an insider's look at some of the most iconic features of the world's greatest urban park. Learn how rocky, swampy land was built into the living work of art that is Central Park today. Highlights of this tour include: the Dairy, Sheep Meadow, Cherry Hill, the Lake, Bow Bridge, Bethesda Terrace, The Mall, and Literary Walk.

The tour route involves a few stairs. The tour starts and ends at the Dairy Visitor Center (mid-Park at 65th Street).

For weather cancellation, ticket and other policies, please review Central Park's Conservancy's policies carefully.

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

For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2016-03-07 2016-03-07 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56423eb442327.jpg Mon, 22 Feb 2016 16:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Teen PASS]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/07/teen-pass http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/07/teen-pass Date: March 7, 2016

When school is out, Teen PASS offers FREE, exceptional clubs that focus on the areas of NYC Parks, arts, environmental science and sports that are tailored to the interests and talents of 6th - 8th graders. We create a safe space for young people to grow as scientists and artists, nature lovers and healthy individuals alongside our gifted staff.

Programs are held during weekday afternoons, select Saturdays and school holidays at Red Hook Recreation Center, Faber Park Field House and Westside Collaborative middle school. Check each individual site for specific program schedules.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: 2123602746

Location: Faber Park Field House (in Faber Pool and Park),Red Hook Recreation Center (in Red Hook Recreation Area)

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R008, B126 Faber Pool and Park, Red Hook Recreation Area 2016-03-07 2016-03-07 3:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.64023590087890600, -74.13526916503906000; 40.67240142822265600, -74.00399780273438000 Mon, 19 Oct 2015 13:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[3 to 6 Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/07/3-to-6-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/07/3-to-6-club Date: March 7, 2016

Walker Park is offering various activities at the 3 to 6 Club, open to children ages 7 through 12 years, including art, literacy and sports.

Registration began September 8th and is ongoing. However, space is limited and on a first come, first serve basis.

For more information please contact Rich Costello at (718) 816-6172

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

Location: Walker Park

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R015 Walker Park 2016-03-07 2016-03-07 3:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.64329910278320000, -74.10939788818360000 Mon, 28 Mar 2016 18:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/08/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/08/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: March 8, 2016

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

All of our fitness programs are free, led by trained professionals, and suitable for all levels. Wear comfortable clothing and bring water. Please check back for rain and weather/air advisory cancels.

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

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

Please note: Fitness programs are canceled if the weather is lower than 20 degrees and when there are icy conditions. Saturday morning walks begin at 8:30 a.m.

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 2016-03-08 2016-03-08 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.86059951782226600, -73.93379974365234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5395c8d750ccf.jpg Thu, 24 Mar 2016 12:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Will Eisner "The Spirit" Retrospective Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/08/will-eisner-the-spirit-retrospective-exhibitionwomens-history-month http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/08/will-eisner-the-spirit-retrospective-exhibitionwomens-history-month Date: March 8, 2016

The Poe Park Visitor Center is proud to celebrate the 75th anniversary of Will Eisner's "The Spirit." Arguably the most influential person in American comics, Will Eisner as artist, entrepreneur, innovator, and virtual storyteller, enjoyed a career that encompassed comic books from their early beginnings in the 1930s to their development as graphic novels in the 1990s.

On display at the Poe Park Visitor Center gallery, the exhibit will feature artworks from Will Eisner's estate, which will include comic strips of "The Spirit", Eisner's graphic novels "A Contact with God", "Dropsie Avenue", "Life Force", and more.

There will be a discussion with Ray Felix of The Spirit's Femme Fatales as part of Women's History Month: "P'Gell", "Sand Sarif", and more.

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 2016-03-08 2016-03-08 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 04 Mar 2016 18:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Baby & Me Fun Learning]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/08/baby-me-fun-learning http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/08/baby-me-fun-learning Date: March 8, 2016

Learn simple signs for communicating with your baby, and play games and activities for both baby and you. Infants and toddlers are welcome. Join the fun!

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 2016-03-08 2016-03-08 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Mon, 28 Mar 2016 18:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[The Orchid Show: Orchidelirium]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/08/the-orchid-show-orchidelirum http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/08/the-orchid-show-orchidelirum Date: March 8, 2016

More thrilling than ever, the 14th annual Orchid Show transports visitors on a journey through orchid collecting history, each moment playing out against a stunning backdrop of thousands of orchids. Discover the far-flung adventures of orchid hunters swept up in 19th-century "orchidelirium," when explorers risked life and limb to secure these captivating flowers from jungles around the world. Then learn about NYBG's efforts to rescue illegally collected orchids that have been seized at international borders. Dance performances, a poetry reading, orchid care demonstrations, and shopping fill the daylight hours, while the return of our popular Orchid Evenings ensures many memorable celebrations after the sun has set.

For more information about the Orchid Show, please visit the New York Botanical Garden's website.

Save 20% on All-Garden Pass tickets: Use code 9210 online at nybg.org.
Valid only when you use code 9210 online at nybg.org. Valid for All-Garden Pass visits made February 27 through April 17. Offer subject to availability. Orders are limited to 6 tickets. Not valid on Special Event tickets or group tours. Discount cannot be combined with any other promotional offer or previously purchased tickets. Discount may be modified or withdrawn without prior notice. Tickets are not refundable or exchangeable.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 817-8700

Location: New York Botanical Garden

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2016-03-08 2016-03-08 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.86118619927200000, -73.88079619947500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56d46d2bf2185.jpg Mon, 29 Feb 2016 12:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/08/tour-of-gracie-mansion http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/08/tour-of-gracie-mansion Date: March 8, 2016

In 1799, a prosperous New York merchant named Archibald Gracie built a country house overlooking a bend in the East River, five miles north of the then-New York City limits. Little did he know that, more than 200 years later, his home would be serving as the official residence of the First Family of New York City - a place where history is made, not merely recorded.

As a historic house museum run by the Parks Department, sitting on 11 acres of grounds now known as Carl Schurz Park, Gracie Mansion has served as the home of 10 mayors, beginning first with Mayor Fiorello H. La Guardia in 1942. Today, Gracie Mansion is occupied by the de Blasio family, which has opened its doors in the spirit of the administration's motto: one city, rising together. In keeping with that theme, Mayor de Blasio and First Lady Chirlane McCray have introduced a new art installation, titled “Windows on the City: Looking Out at Gracie’s New York.” The installation consists of previously and newly acquired works, all from the original Gracie Mansion period, which have been curated to create a more historically accurate picture of life in New York City during the time of Gracie Mansion’s construction.

To RSVP for tour, please go to: on.nyc.gov/gracietour.

Currently, Gracie Mansion is not offering group tours. If you are part of a private organization that would like to tour the house, please email your request, including the size of group, your name and the purpose of a tour, to gracieinfo@cityhall.nyc.gov, and we will work to add you to one of the currently scheduled tours.

Photo ID required for entrance. No photography permitted in the interior. At the present time, tours are available in English only. Please plan to arrive at least five minutes in advance.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 10:50 am

Contact phone: (212) 676-3060

Location: Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2016-03-08 2016-03-08 10:00 am 10:50 am 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56a68fcc263c3.jpg Wed, 27 Jan 2016 17:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/08/tour-of-gracie-mansion1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/08/tour-of-gracie-mansion1 Date: March 8, 2016

In 1799, a prosperous New York merchant named Archibald Gracie built a country house overlooking a bend in the East River, five miles north of the then-New York City limits. Little did he know that, more than 200 years later, his home would be serving as the official residence of the First Family of New York City - a place where history is made, not merely recorded.

As a historic house museum run by the Parks Department, sitting on 11 acres of grounds now known as Carl Schurz Park, Gracie Mansion has served as the home of 10 mayors, beginning first with Mayor Fiorello H. La Guardia in 1942. Today, Gracie Mansion is occupied by the de Blasio family, which has opened its doors in the spirit of the administration's motto: one city, rising together. In keeping with that theme, Mayor de Blasio and First Lady Chirlane McCray have introduced a new art installation, titled “Windows on the City: Looking Out at Gracie’s New York.” The installation consists of previously and newly acquired works, all from the original Gracie Mansion period, which have been curated to create a more historically accurate picture of life in New York City during the time of Gracie Mansion’s construction.

To RSVP for tour, please go to on.nyc.gov/gracietour.

Currently, Gracie Mansion is not offering group tours. If you are part of a private organization that would like to tour the house, please email your request, including the size of group, your name and the purpose of a tour, to gracieinfo@cityhall.nyc.gov, and we will work to add you to one of the currently scheduled tours.

Photo ID required for entrance. No photography permitted in the interior. At the present time, tours are available in English only. Please plan to arrive at least five minutes in advance.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 11:50 am

Contact phone: (212) 676-3060

Location: Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2016-03-08 2016-03-08 11:00 am 11:50 am 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56a68fcc263c3.jpg Wed, 27 Jan 2016 17:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Paint it Up]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/08/paint-it-up http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/08/paint-it-up Date: March 8, 2016

Participants will create a work of art on canvas to complete within the session and take home. For adults. No experience necessary.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2016-03-08 2016-03-08 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 04 Mar 2016 18:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Mid-Park Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/08/central-park-tour-midpark-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/08/central-park-tour-midpark-welcome-tour Date: March 8, 2016

Explore some of the park's best-known features, and then marvel at the view from Belvedere Castle, on this introductory tour led by Central Park Conservancy guides. Highlights of this tour include: Balcony Bridge, Oak Bridge, the Lake, the Ramble, and Belvedere Castle.

The tour route involves many hills, stairs, and uneven terrain. The tour starts in front of the Alexander von Humboldt statue (77th Street and Central Park West), and ends at Belvedere Castle (mid-Park at 79th Street).

For weather cancellation, ticket and other policies, please review the Central Park Conservancy's policies carefully. Groups of seven or more must schedule a custom tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org.

For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Alexander von Humboldt statue (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-03-08 2016-03-08 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.77939987182617000, -73.97339630126953000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/564244ab82975.jpg Mon, 22 Feb 2016 17:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/08/tour-of-gracie-mansion2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/08/tour-of-gracie-mansion2 Date: March 8, 2016

In 1799, a prosperous New York merchant named Archibald Gracie built a country house overlooking a bend in the East River, five miles north of the then-New York City limits. Little did he know that, more than 200 years later, his home would be serving as the official residence of the First Family of New York City - a place where history is made, not merely recorded.

As a historic house museum run by the Parks Department, sitting on 11 acres of grounds now known as Carl Schurz Park, Gracie Mansion has served as the home of 10 mayors, beginning first with Mayor Fiorello H. La Guardia in 1942. Today, Gracie Mansion is occupied by the de Blasio family, which has opened its doors in the spirit of the administration's motto: one city, rising together. In keeping with that theme, Mayor de Blasio and First Lady Chirlane McCray have introduced a new art installation, titled “Windows on the City: Looking Out at Gracie’s New York.” The installation consists of previously and newly acquired works, all from the original Gracie Mansion period, which have been curated to create a more historically accurate picture of life in New York City during the time of Gracie Mansion’s construction.

To RSVP for tour, please go to: on.nyc.gov/gracietour.

Currently, Gracie Mansion is not offering group tours. If you are part of a private organization that would like to tour the house, please email your request, including the size of group, your name and the purpose of a tour, to gracieinfo@cityhall.nyc.gov, and we will work to add you to one of the currently scheduled tours.

Photo ID required for entrance. No photography permitted in the interior. At the present time, tours are available in English only. Please plan to arrive at least five minutes in advance.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 2:50 pm

Contact phone: (212) 676-3060

Location: Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2016-03-08 2016-03-08 2:00 pm 2:50 pm 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56a68fcc263c3.jpg Wed, 27 Jan 2016 17:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Le Petit Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/08/le-petit-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/08/le-petit-art Date: March 8, 2016

Create miniature works of art (4"x6") or less using multiple mediums like acrylic paint, water color, pastel, pencil, ink, and surfaces like wood, canvas, paper, metal, and glass.

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 2016-03-08 2016-03-08 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Mon, 31 Aug 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Leading the Way: Six Outstanding Women of Queens]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/08/leading-the-way-six-outstanding-women-of-queens http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/08/leading-the-way-six-outstanding-women-of-queens Date: March 8, 2016

The Queens Historical Society presents their newest exhibition, Leading the Way: Six Outstanding Women of Queens. Featuring women from diverse fields and backgrounds, who at one point in their lives lived and worked in Queens, the exhibition highlights the life and work of Helen Keller, Betty Friedan, Rise Stevens, Lisa Randall, Grace Lee Boggs, and Yeou-Cheng Ma. Also on display is an interactive installation of handmade sea glass-like objects by artist M. J. Levy Dickson, as an homage to Helen Keller. On view Tuesdays, Saturdays and Sundays from 2:30-4:30 p.m. until May 2016.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 939-0647

Location: Kingsland Homestead (in Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech)

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Q022 Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech 2016-03-08 2016-03-08 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.76369857788086000, -73.82399749755860000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5591a2b96e22b.jpg Mon, 29 Feb 2016 18:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/08/tour-of-gracie-mansion3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/08/tour-of-gracie-mansion3 Date: March 8, 2016

In 1799, a prosperous New York merchant named Archibald Gracie built a country house overlooking a bend in the East River, five miles north of the then-New York City limits. Little did he know that, more than 200 years later, his home would be serving as the official residence of the First Family of New York City - a place where history is made, not merely recorded.

As a historic house museum run by the Parks Department, sitting on 11 acres of grounds now known as Carl Schurz Park, Gracie Mansion has served as the home of 10 mayors, beginning first with Mayor Fiorello H. La Guardia in 1942. Today, Gracie Mansion is occupied by the de Blasio family, which has opened its doors in the spirit of the administration's motto: one city, rising together. In keeping with that theme, Mayor de Blasio and First Lady Chirlane McCray have introduced a new art installation, titled “Windows on the City: Looking Out at Gracie’s New York.” The installation consists of previously and newly acquired works, all from the original Gracie Mansion period, which have been curated to create a more historically accurate picture of life in New York City during the time of Gracie Mansion’s construction.

To RSVP for tour, please go to: on.nyc.gov/gracietour.

Currently, Gracie Mansion is not offering group tours. If you are part of a private organization that would like to tour the house, please email your request, including the size of group, your name and the purpose of a tour, to gracieinfo@cityhall.nyc.gov, and we will work to add you to one of the currently scheduled tours.

Photo ID required for entrance. No photography permitted in the interior. At the present time, tours are available in English only. Please plan to arrive at least five minutes in advance.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 3:50 pm

Contact phone: (212) 676-3060

Location: Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2016-03-08 2016-03-08 3:00 pm 3:50 pm 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56a68fcc263c3.jpg Wed, 27 Jan 2016 17:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Ed Center Open Hours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/08/ed-center-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/08/ed-center-open-hours Date: March 8, 2016

The Ed Center is open for free, drop-in hours four afternoons a week, on Sundays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays!

Get to know Brooklyn Bridge Park with our 250-gallon aquarium filled with critters from the East River, a 10’-scale model of Brooklyn Bridge Park, crafts, a reading corner, and much more!

Photo by Alexa Hoyer

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Environmental Education Center (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-03-08 2016-03-08 3:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.70428673171300000, -73.98938399553300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56b39ce479a04.jpg Mon, 28 Mar 2016 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[3 to 6 Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/08/3-to-6-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/08/3-to-6-club Date: March 8, 2016

Walker Park is offering various activities at the 3 to 6 Club, open to children ages 7 through 12 years, including art, literacy and sports.

Registration began September 8th and is ongoing. However, space is limited and on a first come, first serve basis.

For more information please contact Rich Costello at (718) 816-6172

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

Location: Walker Park

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R015 Walker Park 2016-03-08 2016-03-08 3:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.64329910278320000, -74.10939788818360000 Mon, 28 Mar 2016 18:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Teen PASS]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/08/teen-pass http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/08/teen-pass Date: March 8, 2016

When school is out, Teen PASS offers FREE, exceptional clubs that focus on the areas of NYC Parks, arts, environmental science and sports that are tailored to the interests and talents of 6th - 8th graders. We create a safe space for young people to grow as scientists and artists, nature lovers and healthy individuals alongside our gifted staff.

Programs are held during weekday afternoons, select Saturdays and school holidays at Red Hook Recreation Center, Faber Park Field House and Westside Collaborative middle school. Check each individual site for specific program schedules.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: 2123602746

Location: Faber Park Field House (in Faber Pool and Park),Red Hook Recreation Center (in Red Hook Recreation Area)

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R008, B126 Faber Pool and Park, Red Hook Recreation Area 2016-03-08 2016-03-08 3:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.64023590087890600, -74.13526916503906000; 40.67240142822265600, -74.00399780273438000 Mon, 19 Oct 2015 13:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[New York Road Runners Open Run: Run for Life in Silver Lake Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/08/new-york-road-runners-open-run-run-for-life-in-silver-lake-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/08/new-york-road-runners-open-run-run-for-life-in-silver-lake-park Date: March 8, 2016

Open Run is a new community-based initiative that launched in St. Mary's Park in the Bronx on National Running Day, June 3, 2015. Through this initiative, New York Road Runners is empowering local volunteers to bring free weekly runs to local neighborhood parks all over NYC.

All runs are directed by volunteers and are free to all participants. The finish line is open until the last person is done. The courses vary based on park, but they are between 2.5-3 miles. Participants are encouraged to arrive 15 minutes before the start of the run and to leave their valuables at home – bag check is not provided. No need to do anything before the run, just show up. Open to all ages, experience levels, walkers, strollers, dogs: All are welcome!

This program is in coordination with NYC Parks' Community Parks Initiative.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Bridge (in Silver Lake Park)

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R022 Silver Lake Park 2016-03-08 2016-03-08 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.62750538007900000, -74.09353446960400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/567b159224df1.png Mon, 28 Dec 2015 18:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Greenmarket at Bartel-Pritchard Square]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/09/greenmarket-at-bartelpritchard-square http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/09/greenmarket-at-bartelpritchard-square Date: March 9, 2016

Nestled inside Prospect Park's tree-shaded southwest corner, this much-loved weekday market is where South Slope and Windsor Terrace residents stock up on locally grown staples.

The offerings range from a selection of vegetables, fruits, baked goods, plants, and flowers to fresh-caught fish and organic baked goods.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Bartel-Pritchard Square

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B003 Bartel-Pritchard Square 2016-03-09 2016-03-09 8:00 am 3:00 pm 40.66099929809570000, -73.97989654541016000 Mon, 22 Feb 2016 14:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Will Eisner "The Spirit" Retrospective Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/09/will-eisner-the-spirit-retrospective-exhibitionwomens-history-month http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/09/will-eisner-the-spirit-retrospective-exhibitionwomens-history-month Date: March 9, 2016

The Poe Park Visitor Center is proud to celebrate the 75th anniversary of Will Eisner's "The Spirit." Arguably the most influential person in American comics, Will Eisner as artist, entrepreneur, innovator, and virtual storyteller, enjoyed a career that encompassed comic books from their early beginnings in the 1930s to their development as graphic novels in the 1990s.

On display at the Poe Park Visitor Center gallery, the exhibit will feature artworks from Will Eisner's estate, which will include comic strips of "The Spirit", Eisner's graphic novels "A Contact with God", "Dropsie Avenue", "Life Force", and more.

There will be a discussion with Ray Felix of The Spirit's Femme Fatales as part of Women's History Month: "P'Gell", "Sand Sarif", and more.

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 2016-03-09 2016-03-09 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 04 Mar 2016 18:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[The Orchid Show: Orchidelirium]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/09/the-orchid-show-orchidelirum http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/09/the-orchid-show-orchidelirum Date: March 9, 2016

More thrilling than ever, the 14th annual Orchid Show transports visitors on a journey through orchid collecting history, each moment playing out against a stunning backdrop of thousands of orchids. Discover the far-flung adventures of orchid hunters swept up in 19th-century "orchidelirium," when explorers risked life and limb to secure these captivating flowers from jungles around the world. Then learn about NYBG's efforts to rescue illegally collected orchids that have been seized at international borders. Dance performances, a poetry reading, orchid care demonstrations, and shopping fill the daylight hours, while the return of our popular Orchid Evenings ensures many memorable celebrations after the sun has set.

For more information about the Orchid Show, please visit the New York Botanical Garden's website.

Save 20% on All-Garden Pass tickets: Use code 9210 online at nybg.org.
Valid only when you use code 9210 online at nybg.org. Valid for All-Garden Pass visits made February 27 through April 17. Offer subject to availability. Orders are limited to 6 tickets. Not valid on Special Event tickets or group tours. Discount cannot be combined with any other promotional offer or previously purchased tickets. Discount may be modified or withdrawn without prior notice. Tickets are not refundable or exchangeable.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 817-8700

Location: New York Botanical Garden

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2016-03-09 2016-03-09 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.86118619927200000, -73.88079619947500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56d46d2bf2185.jpg Mon, 29 Feb 2016 12:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/09/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/09/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: March 9, 2016

Take our signature tour, and let Central Park Conservancy guides give you an insider's look at some of the most iconic features of the world's greatest urban park. Learn how rocky, swampy land was built into the living work of art that is Central Park today. Highlights of this tour include: the Dairy, Sheep Meadow, Cherry Hill, the Lake, Bow Bridge, Bethesda Terrace, The Mall, and Literary Walk.

The tour route involves a few stairs. The tour starts and ends at the Dairy Visitor Center (mid-Park at 65th Street).

For weather cancellation, ticket and other policies, please review Central Park's Conservancy's policies carefully.

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

For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2016-03-09 2016-03-09 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56423eb442327.jpg Mon, 22 Feb 2016 16:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Teen PASS]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/09/teen-pass http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/09/teen-pass Date: March 9, 2016

When school is out, Teen PASS offers FREE, exceptional clubs that focus on the areas of NYC Parks, arts, environmental science and sports that are tailored to the interests and talents of 6th - 8th graders. We create a safe space for young people to grow as scientists and artists, nature lovers and healthy individuals alongside our gifted staff.

Programs are held during weekday afternoons, select Saturdays and school holidays at Red Hook Recreation Center, Faber Park Field House and Westside Collaborative middle school. Check each individual site for specific program schedules.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: 2123602746

Location: Faber Park Field House (in Faber Pool and Park),Red Hook Recreation Center (in Red Hook Recreation Area)

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R008, B126 Faber Pool and Park, Red Hook Recreation Area 2016-03-09 2016-03-09 3:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.64023590087890600, -74.13526916503906000; 40.67240142822265600, -74.00399780273438000 Mon, 19 Oct 2015 13:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[3 to 6 Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/09/3-to-6-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/09/3-to-6-club Date: March 9, 2016

Walker Park is offering various activities at the 3 to 6 Club, open to children ages 7 through 12 years, including art, literacy and sports.

Registration began September 8th and is ongoing. However, space is limited and on a first come, first serve basis.

For more information please contact Rich Costello at (718) 816-6172

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

Location: Walker Park

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R015 Walker Park 2016-03-09 2016-03-09 3:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.64329910278320000, -74.10939788818360000 Mon, 28 Mar 2016 18:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition Opening - Great Outdoors: Selections from the Museum of American Illustration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/09/exhibition-opening-great-outdoors-selections-from-the-museum-of-american-illustration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/09/exhibition-opening-great-outdoors-selections-from-the-museum-of-american-illustration Date: March 9, 2016

Illustration has been linked to the printed word for centuries. The art form crosses cultures, class, time, and education, giving visual form to the otherwise unimaginable.

Great Outdoors showcases over thirty artworks from the Museum of American Illustration’s collection that depict the vast indulgences of outdoor life, including recreational sports, ice skating, biking, and quiet contemplation. The show features illustrations originally published in books, magazines, and weeklies from the Golden Age of Illustration (1880-1920) through 2014.

The exhibition's opening is free and open to the public.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: 9212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-03-09 2016-03-09 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.76720046997070000, -73.97129821777344000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56cb4e04e226d.jpg Mon, 22 Feb 2016 14:00:07 EST
<![CDATA[GreenThumb Workshop: Vertical Gardening - Pallet Planters]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/09/greenthumb-workshop-vertical-gardening-i-pallet-planters http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/09/greenthumb-workshop-vertical-gardening-i-pallet-planters Date: March 9, 2016

In this vertical gardening series you will learn how to transform recycled pallets into vertical gardening structures. Pallet planters provide a fantastic way to add green to walls and small spaces.

In partnership with Grow to Learn.

Please RSVP here.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 602-5300

Location: Seward Park

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M082 Seward Park 2016-03-09 2016-03-09 6:00 pm 7:30 pm 40.71480178833008000, -73.98919677734375000 Wed, 24 Feb 2016 18:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/10/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/10/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: March 10, 2016

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

All of our fitness programs are free, led by trained professionals, and suitable for all levels. Wear comfortable clothing and bring water. Please check back for rain and weather/air advisory cancels.

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

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

Please note: Fitness programs are canceled if the weather is lower than 20 degrees and when there are icy conditions. Saturday morning walks begin at 8:30 a.m.

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 2016-03-10 2016-03-10 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.86059951782226600, -73.93379974365234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5395c8d750ccf.jpg Thu, 24 Mar 2016 12:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Will Eisner "The Spirit" Retrospective Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/10/will-eisner-the-spirit-retrospective-exhibitionwomens-history-month http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/10/will-eisner-the-spirit-retrospective-exhibitionwomens-history-month Date: March 10, 2016

The Poe Park Visitor Center is proud to celebrate the 75th anniversary of Will Eisner's "The Spirit." Arguably the most influential person in American comics, Will Eisner as artist, entrepreneur, innovator, and virtual storyteller, enjoyed a career that encompassed comic books from their early beginnings in the 1930s to their development as graphic novels in the 1990s.

On display at the Poe Park Visitor Center gallery, the exhibit will feature artworks from Will Eisner's estate, which will include comic strips of "The Spirit", Eisner's graphic novels "A Contact with God", "Dropsie Avenue", "Life Force", and more.

There will be a discussion with Ray Felix of The Spirit's Femme Fatales as part of Women's History Month: "P'Gell", "Sand Sarif", and more.

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 2016-03-10 2016-03-10 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 04 Mar 2016 18:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Marine Park Invasive Removal]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/10/marine-park-invasive-plant-species-removal http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/10/marine-park-invasive-plant-species-removal Date: March 10, 2016

Volunteer with the Stewardship Team at Marine Park! Volunteers will help remove invasive plant species which threaten the otherwise healthy forest. Volunteers will be introduced to forest ecology, and trained in invasive plant identification, and removal techniques.

Come dressed in sturdy boots or shoes, long pants, and clothing that can get dirty. Registration is required for this event.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: 212-360-1463

Location: Gerritsen and Channel Avenues (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2016-03-10 2016-03-10 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.59510040283203000, -73.92759704589844000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56b4d83fd1cae.jpg Fri, 05 Feb 2016 14:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Exhibition - Great Outdoors: Selections from the Museum of American Illustration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/10/exhibition-great-outdoors-selections-from-the-museum-of-american-illustration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/10/exhibition-great-outdoors-selections-from-the-museum-of-american-illustration Date: March 10, 2016

Illustration has been linked to the printed word for centuries. The art form crosses cultures, class, time, and education, giving visual form to the otherwise unimaginable.

Great Outdoors showcases over thirty artworks from the Museum of American Illustration’s collection that depict the vast indulgences of outdoor life, including recreational sports, ice skating, biking, and quiet contemplation. The show features illustrations originally published in books, magazines and weeklies from the Golden Age of Illustration (1880-1920) through 2014.

Please note: The Arsenal elevator is currently out of service. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-03-10 2016-03-10 9:00 am 5:00 am 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56cb4f148c061.jpg Wed, 20 Apr 2016 12:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Tree Tots (3-4 year-olds) - Early Childhood Series]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/10/tree-tots-early-childhood-series http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/10/tree-tots-early-childhood-series Date: March 10, 2016

Through hands-on activities, observations, games and stories, children will become familiar with the sights and sounds of the forest.

This program will take place indoors and outdoors (weather-permitting) for children and their caregivers.

Space is limited and registration is requsted. Please call (718) 351-3450 or email naturecenter@sigreenbelt.org.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:15 am

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2016-03-10 2016-03-10 9:30 am 10:15 am 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 Mon, 28 Mar 2016 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Winter Workspace Workshop: Fictitious Portraits in Real Landscapes]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/10/winter-workspace-workshop-fictitious-portraits-in-real-landscapes http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/10/winter-workspace-workshop-fictitious-portraits-in-real-landscapes Date: March 10, 2016

Each winter, Wave Hill opens Glyndor Gallery as workspace for New York-area artists, giving them the unique opportunity to explore the winter landscape as a source of inspiration. Artists share aspects of their practice and engagement with Wave Hill through hands-on workshops. Workshops begin in Glyndor Gallery with an introduction to the artist’s work, then continue in the Ecology Building or Wave Hill House for the creative activity.

During the Winter Workspace, Wave Hill’s living collections will be the source for a new series of paintings by Maia Cruz Palileo. At this workshop, use your own family portraits and the inspiration of the Wave Hill landscape to embellish your memories and create new stories. Palileo demonstrates mark-making, brush work, and composition techniques to create a painting that brings your family into the scene.

Visitors ages 12 and over are welcome when accompanied by an adult. Newcomers and practicing artists alike are welcome.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Glyndor Gallery (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2016-03-10 2016-03-10 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.89886474609375000, -73.91186523437500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56c766f16102a.jpg Mon, 22 Feb 2016 17:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[The Orchid Show: Orchidelirium]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/10/the-orchid-show-orchidelirum http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/10/the-orchid-show-orchidelirum Date: March 10, 2016

More thrilling than ever, the 14th annual Orchid Show transports visitors on a journey through orchid collecting history, each moment playing out against a stunning backdrop of thousands of orchids. Discover the far-flung adventures of orchid hunters swept up in 19th-century "orchidelirium," when explorers risked life and limb to secure these captivating flowers from jungles around the world. Then learn about NYBG's efforts to rescue illegally collected orchids that have been seized at international borders. Dance performances, a poetry reading, orchid care demonstrations, and shopping fill the daylight hours, while the return of our popular Orchid Evenings ensures many memorable celebrations after the sun has set.

For more information about the Orchid Show, please visit the New York Botanical Garden's website.

Save 20% on All-Garden Pass tickets: Use code 9210 online at nybg.org.
Valid only when you use code 9210 online at nybg.org. Valid for All-Garden Pass visits made February 27 through April 17. Offer subject to availability. Orders are limited to 6 tickets. Not valid on Special Event tickets or group tours. Discount cannot be combined with any other promotional offer or previously purchased tickets. Discount may be modified or withdrawn without prior notice. Tickets are not refundable or exchangeable.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 817-8700

Location: New York Botanical Garden

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2016-03-10 2016-03-10 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.86118619927200000, -73.88079619947500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56d46d2bf2185.jpg Mon, 29 Feb 2016 12:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Peepers (2 year-olds) - Early Childhood Series]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/10/peepers-early-childhood-series http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/10/peepers-early-childhood-series Date: March 10, 2016

Through hands-on activities, observations, games, and stories, children will become familiar with the sights and sounds of the forest.

This program will take place indoor and outdoors (weather-permitting) for children and their caregivers.

Space is limited. Registeration requested. Please call (718) 351-3450 or email naturecenter@sigreenbelt.org.

Start time: 10:45 am

End time: 11:15 am

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2016-03-10 2016-03-10 10:45 am 11:15 am 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 Mon, 28 Mar 2016 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: West Side Stories]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/10/central-park-tour-west-side-stories http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/10/central-park-tour-west-side-stories Date: March 10, 2016

Discover some of the secret spots that the park's West Siders know and love: a lost village, a poetic garden, and a bridge with a spectacular view. Join Central Park Conservancy guides on a tour through Central Park’s historic west side.

The tour route involves moderate inclines and a few stairs. The tour starts inside the park at 81st Street and Central Park West, and ends near 77th Street and Central Park West

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review Central Park Conservancy's policies carefully.

Groups of seven or more must schedule a custom tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org.For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

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

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M010 Central Park 2016-03-10 2016-03-10 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.78196334838867000, -73.97141265869140000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5642426fefa1a.jpg Mon, 22 Feb 2016 17:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Thursday Evening Hours at the Merchant’s House Museum]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/10/thursday-evening-hours-at-the-merchants-house-museum http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/10/thursday-evening-hours-at-the-merchants-house-museum Date: March 10, 2016

Beginning May 7, 2015, the Merchant’s House Museum and Garden will be open to the public for tours on Thursday evenings until 8 p.m. A guided tour, included with Museum admission, will be offered at 6:30 p.m.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 777-1089

Location: Merchant's House Museum

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M318 Merchant's House Museum 2016-03-10 2016-03-10 12:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.7277, -73.9923 Fri, 17 Apr 2015 18:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Hatha Yoga and Meditation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/10/hatha-yoga-and-meditation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/10/hatha-yoga-and-meditation Date: March 10, 2016

This hatha yoga and meditation class focuses on whole body fitness for strength, health, well-being, and balance. You'll learn yoga techniques to initiate relaxation and influence changes within our physical and emotional responses to stress.

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2016-03-10 2016-03-10 12:30 pm 1:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Wed, 20 Jan 2016 19:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Button Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/10/button-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/10/button-art Date: March 10, 2016

Come join us for an afternoon of socializing and fun!

Learn thousands of ways to create vibrant Button Art including monograms, scenery, trees, and more. No experience necessary, but you’ll be surprised by your hidden talents! All supplies will be provided.

This event is free and open to all adults.

Space is limited. To RSVP, please e-mail kashfia.tasmi@parks.nyc.gov or call (718) 523-6912.

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 523-6912

Location: Detective Keith Williams Field House (in Detective Keith L Williams Park)

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Q121 Detective Keith L Williams Park 2016-03-10 2016-03-10 12:30 pm 2:30 pm 40.84460067749023400, -73.93869781494140000 Tue, 09 Feb 2016 15:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Patterned Scarf-Knitting Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/10/knit-a-fibonacciinspired-scarfadults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/10/knit-a-fibonacciinspired-scarfadults Date: March 10, 2016

Participants will create a Fibonnacci-inspired striped scarf with two different colors of yarn. Select your contrasting or complementary colors for your piece. This is a pattern using a sequencing numerical pattern that produces an intersting affect. For those experienced in knitting, and wish to learn a fun technique.

Students bring own materials (#8 knitting needles, #4 color worsted weight yarn-two contrasting or complementary colors of your choice).

This is a class for those with serious interest in learning to work with two colors and creating an interesting numerical sequencing pattern for interesting effect.

Start time: 1:00 pm

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 2016-03-10 2016-03-10 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Tue, 29 Dec 2015 16:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Tunisian Patterned Scarf-Making Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/10/crochet-beginners-class-adults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/10/crochet-beginners-class-adults Date: March 10, 2016

Participants will create a Tunisian crocheted, striped Fibonacci inspired scarf; producing an interesting numerical sequencing pattern effect on the work.

Students bring own materials (#H Tunisian crochet hook, #4 color worsted weight yarn-two contrasting or complementary colors of your choice).

This is a class for those with serious interest in learning Tunisian crochet and working with two colors.

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 2016-03-10 2016-03-10 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Tue, 29 Dec 2015 16:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Ed Center Open Hours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/10/ed-center-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/10/ed-center-open-hours Date: March 10, 2016

The Ed Center is open for free, drop-in hours four afternoons a week, on Sundays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays!

Get to know Brooklyn Bridge Park with our 250-gallon aquarium filled with critters from the East River, a 10’-scale model of Brooklyn Bridge Park, crafts, a reading corner, and much more!

Photo by Alexa Hoyer

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Environmental Education Center (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-03-10 2016-03-10 3:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.70428673171300000, -73.98938399553300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56b39ce479a04.jpg Mon, 28 Mar 2016 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[3 to 6 Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/10/3-to-6-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/10/3-to-6-club Date: March 10, 2016

Walker Park is offering various activities at the 3 to 6 Club, open to children ages 7 through 12 years, including art, literacy and sports.

Registration began September 8th and is ongoing. However, space is limited and on a first come, first serve basis.

For more information please contact Rich Costello at (718) 816-6172

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

Location: Walker Park

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R015 Walker Park 2016-03-10 2016-03-10 3:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.64329910278320000, -74.10939788818360000 Mon, 28 Mar 2016 18:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Teen PASS]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/10/teen-pass http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/10/teen-pass Date: March 10, 2016

When school is out, Teen PASS offers FREE, exceptional clubs that focus on the areas of NYC Parks, arts, environmental science and sports that are tailored to the interests and talents of 6th - 8th graders. We create a safe space for young people to grow as scientists and artists, nature lovers and healthy individuals alongside our gifted staff.

Programs are held during weekday afternoons, select Saturdays and school holidays at Red Hook Recreation Center, Faber Park Field House and Westside Collaborative middle school. Check each individual site for specific program schedules.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: 2123602746

Location: Faber Park Field House (in Faber Pool and Park),Red Hook Recreation Center (in Red Hook Recreation Area)

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R008, B126 Faber Pool and Park, Red Hook Recreation Area 2016-03-10 2016-03-10 3:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.64023590087890600, -74.13526916503906000; 40.67240142822265600, -74.00399780273438000 Mon, 19 Oct 2015 13:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Freshkills Park Volunteer Information Meeting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/10/freshkills-park-volunteer-information-meeting http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/10/freshkills-park-volunteer-information-meeting Date: March 10, 2016

Join the Freshkills Park team and volunteer at public events or cleanups in 2016!

This meeting will provide an exclusive look at upcoming events and information about how to be involved this year. NYC Parks staff will provide a volunteer orientation and answer questions about the landfill to park project.

Food and drinks will be available.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 602-5381

Location: St. George Public Library

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2016-03-10 2016-03-10 6:00 pm 7:30 pm 40.64173920000000000, -74.07667450000000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56c4d6770aefa.jpg Mon, 22 Feb 2016 17:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[The Feminine Pursuits in Nieuw Amsterdam's Old World]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/10/the-feminine-pursuits-in-nieuw-amsterdams-old-world http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/10/the-feminine-pursuits-in-nieuw-amsterdams-old-world Date: March 10, 2016

NEW EXHIBIT OPENING: The Couture Artist, Camilla Huey, will personify Dutch colonial women as strong, independent and adventurous women navigating a male dominated society transitioning to English rule in Northern Manhattan.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 304-9422

Location: Dyckman Farmhouse Museum (in Dyckman House Museum)

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M026 Dyckman House Museum 2016-03-10 2016-03-10 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.86750030517578000, -73.92289733886719000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56db449ee5045.jpg Mon, 07 Mar 2016 18:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Who Runs the World? GIRLS!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/10/who-runs-the-world-girls http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/10/who-runs-the-world-girls Date: March 10, 2016

Each week in March we will be hosting free workshops on a variety of topics. Each night will be a fun and engaging evening to learn. Girls and women of all ages are invited (males can join too!).

Schedule

March 3: Be Fit at Home
Learn workouts where no equipment is needed.

March 10: Women and Money
Be confident with your money. Learn the basics.

March 17: Yoga
Meditate and relax after your long days.

March 24: Dress to Impress
Discover the right clothes, hair, and make up for every occasion.

March 31: Dance Night
Learn some new moves at this fun night out!

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 543-8672

Location: Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center (in Williamsbridge Oval)

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X104 Williamsbridge Oval 2016-03-10 2016-03-10 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.87689971923828000, -73.87650299072266000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56c0a78a2cfd6.jpg Thu, 10 Mar 2016 17:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Partnerships Academy: How to Start or Join a Community Park Group (Manhattan)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/10/partnerships-academy-how-to-start-or-join-a-community-park-group-manhattan http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/10/partnerships-academy-how-to-start-or-join-a-community-park-group-manhattan Date: March 10, 2016

For decades, New Yorkers have been taking ownership of their local parks by starting park community groups. These groups bring programs and funding to their parks, and advocate for political support. Join us for a free workshop to learn how you can join an existing local group, or start a new one!

  • CONNECT to community park groups in your neighborhood
  • HEAR from experienced park group leaders in your borough
  • GAIN 5 free parks resources
  • LEARN the first 3 steps to starting a new group

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 602-5349

Location: The Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-03-10 2016-03-10 6:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.76760101318400000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/569554df60b32.jpg Mon, 01 Feb 2016 18:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Great Expectations: Bartow-Pell’s Garden and the Journals of the International Garden Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/10/great-expectations-bartowpells-garden-and-the-journals-of-the-igc http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/10/great-expectations-bartowpells-garden-and-the-journals-of-the-igc Date: March 10, 2016

Landscape architect and historian Joseph Disponzio, PhD, discusses the sunken garden at Bartow-Pell, the International Garden Club that created it, and the remarkable journal the club published from 1914 to 1918.

Registration is requested. Please call (718) 885-1461 or email info@bpmm.org.

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 885-1461

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2016-03-10 2016-03-10 7:30 pm 9:00 pm 40.87186431884765600, -73.80553436279297000 Fri, 26 Feb 2016 13:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Will Eisner "The Spirit" Retrospective Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/11/will-eisner-the-spirit-retrospective-exhibitionwomens-history-month http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/11/will-eisner-the-spirit-retrospective-exhibitionwomens-history-month Date: March 11, 2016

The Poe Park Visitor Center is proud to celebrate the 75th anniversary of Will Eisner's "The Spirit." Arguably the most influential person in American comics, Will Eisner as artist, entrepreneur, innovator, and virtual storyteller, enjoyed a career that encompassed comic books from their early beginnings in the 1930s to their development as graphic novels in the 1990s.

On display at the Poe Park Visitor Center gallery, the exhibit will feature artworks from Will Eisner's estate, which will include comic strips of "The Spirit", Eisner's graphic novels "A Contact with God", "Dropsie Avenue", "Life Force", and more.

There will be a discussion with Ray Felix of The Spirit's Femme Fatales as part of Women's History Month: "P'Gell", "Sand Sarif", and more.

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 2016-03-11 2016-03-11 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 04 Mar 2016 18:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Exhibition - Great Outdoors: Selections from the Museum of American Illustration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/11/exhibition-great-outdoors-selections-from-the-museum-of-american-illustration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/11/exhibition-great-outdoors-selections-from-the-museum-of-american-illustration Date: March 11, 2016

Illustration has been linked to the printed word for centuries. The art form crosses cultures, class, time, and education, giving visual form to the otherwise unimaginable.

Great Outdoors showcases over thirty artworks from the Museum of American Illustration’s collection that depict the vast indulgences of outdoor life, including recreational sports, ice skating, biking, and quiet contemplation. The show features illustrations originally published in books, magazines and weeklies from the Golden Age of Illustration (1880-1920) through 2014.

Please note: The Arsenal elevator is currently out of service. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-03-11 2016-03-11 9:00 am 5:00 am 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56cb4f148c061.jpg Wed, 20 Apr 2016 12:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[The Orchid Show: Orchidelirium]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/11/the-orchid-show-orchidelirum http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/11/the-orchid-show-orchidelirum Date: March 11, 2016

More thrilling than ever, the 14th annual Orchid Show transports visitors on a journey through orchid collecting history, each moment playing out against a stunning backdrop of thousands of orchids. Discover the far-flung adventures of orchid hunters swept up in 19th-century "orchidelirium," when explorers risked life and limb to secure these captivating flowers from jungles around the world. Then learn about NYBG's efforts to rescue illegally collected orchids that have been seized at international borders. Dance performances, a poetry reading, orchid care demonstrations, and shopping fill the daylight hours, while the return of our popular Orchid Evenings ensures many memorable celebrations after the sun has set.

For more information about the Orchid Show, please visit the New York Botanical Garden's website.

Save 20% on All-Garden Pass tickets: Use code 9210 online at nybg.org.
Valid only when you use code 9210 online at nybg.org. Valid for All-Garden Pass visits made February 27 through April 17. Offer subject to availability. Orders are limited to 6 tickets. Not valid on Special Event tickets or group tours. Discount cannot be combined with any other promotional offer or previously purchased tickets. Discount may be modified or withdrawn without prior notice. Tickets are not refundable or exchangeable.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 817-8700

Location: New York Botanical Garden

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2016-03-11 2016-03-11 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.86118619927200000, -73.88079619947500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56d46d2bf2185.jpg Mon, 29 Feb 2016 12:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Cardio & Body Strengthening]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/11/shape-up-nyc-cardio-body-strengthening http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/11/shape-up-nyc-cardio-body-strengthening Date: March 11, 2016

This total body workout 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!

This instructor is part of the NYC Parks Fitness Instructor Training Program.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2016-03-11 2016-03-11 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.66070175170898400, -73.96540069580078000 Mon, 22 Feb 2016 14:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/11/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/11/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: March 11, 2016

Take our signature tour, and let Central Park Conservancy guides give you an insider's look at some of the most iconic features of the world's greatest urban park. Learn how rocky, swampy land was built into the living work of art that is Central Park today. Highlights of this tour include: the Dairy, Sheep Meadow, Cherry Hill, the Lake, Bow Bridge, Bethesda Terrace, The Mall, and Literary Walk.

The tour route involves a few stairs. The tour starts and ends at the Dairy Visitor Center (mid-Park at 65th Street).

For weather cancellation, ticket and other policies, please review Central Park's Conservancy's policies carefully.

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

For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2016-03-11 2016-03-11 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5707fdbcd2ffa.JPG Fri, 08 Apr 2016 16:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/11/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/11/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park Date: March 11, 2016

Walk straight through the heart of Central Park on this east-to-west tour led by Central Park Conservancy guides. Enjoy a great variety of the scenic, sculptural, and architectural elements the park has to offer. Visit some of the park's most famous landmarks, including Conservatory Water, Loeb Boathouse, Bethesda Terrace, Bow Bridge, Cherry Hill, the lake, and Strawberry Fields.

The tour route involves a few stairs. The tour starts in front of the Samuel F. B. Morse statue (inside the Park at 72nd Street and Fifth Avenue), and ends at 72nd Street and Central Park West.

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review the Central Park Conservancy's policies carefully.

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

For more information, please review these Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

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

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M010 Central Park 2016-03-11 2016-03-11 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.77249908447265600, -73.96700286865234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56423e4f3f7a0.jpg Mon, 22 Feb 2016 17:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Teen PASS]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/11/teen-pass http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/11/teen-pass Date: March 11, 2016

When school is out, Teen PASS offers FREE, exceptional clubs that focus on the areas of NYC Parks, arts, environmental science and sports that are tailored to the interests and talents of 6th - 8th graders. We create a safe space for young people to grow as scientists and artists, nature lovers and healthy individuals alongside our gifted staff.

Programs are held during weekday afternoons, select Saturdays and school holidays at Red Hook Recreation Center, Faber Park Field House and Westside Collaborative middle school. Check each individual site for specific program schedules.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: 2123602746

Location: Faber Park Field House (in Faber Pool and Park),Red Hook Recreation Center (in Red Hook Recreation Area)

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R008, B126 Faber Pool and Park, Red Hook Recreation Area 2016-03-11 2016-03-11 3:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.64023590087890600, -74.13526916503906000; 40.67240142822265600, -74.00399780273438000 Mon, 19 Oct 2015 13:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[3 to 6 Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/11/3-to-6-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/11/3-to-6-club Date: March 11, 2016

Walker Park is offering various activities at the 3 to 6 Club, open to children ages 7 through 12 years, including art, literacy and sports.

Registration began September 8th and is ongoing. However, space is limited and on a first come, first serve basis.

For more information please contact Rich Costello at (718) 816-6172

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

Location: Walker Park

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R015 Walker Park 2016-03-11 2016-03-11 3:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.64329910278320000, -74.10939788818360000 Mon, 28 Mar 2016 18:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Van Cortlandt Track Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/12/van-cortlandt-track-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/12/van-cortlandt-track-club Date: March 12, 2016

The Van Cortlandt Track Club runs through and around the Yonkers-Bronx border in small groups. The club breaks into various groups based on different paces and distances, starting with a loop of the Parade Grounds, then some peel off through the trails for various length and speed runs in smaller groups. Be sure to meet back up after the run at the Short Stop Cafe across the street for breakfast!

For more information about the Saturday morning run and other races, visit: http://www.vctc.org/page/saturday-morning-group-runs

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Van Cortlandt Stadium (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2016-03-12 2016-03-12 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.888, -73.8968 Wed, 06 May 2015 12:02:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Greenmarket at Grand Army Plaza]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/12/greenmarket-at-grand-army-plaza http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/12/greenmarket-at-grand-army-plaza Date: March 12, 2016

At what other market can you do all your food shopping, sample local wine, and explore Brooklyn's favorite park? Established in 1989, the Grand Army Plaza greenmarket is the flagship Brooklyn market.

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Grand Army Plaza

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B040 Grand Army Plaza 2016-03-12 2016-03-12 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.67350006103515600, -73.97010040283203000 Mon, 22 Feb 2016 14:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Will Eisner "The Spirit" Retrospective Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/12/will-eisner-the-spirit-retrospective-exhibitionwomens-history-month http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/12/will-eisner-the-spirit-retrospective-exhibitionwomens-history-month Date: March 12, 2016

The Poe Park Visitor Center is proud to celebrate the 75th anniversary of Will Eisner's "The Spirit." Arguably the most influential person in American comics, Will Eisner as artist, entrepreneur, innovator, and virtual storyteller, enjoyed a career that encompassed comic books from their early beginnings in the 1930s to their development as graphic novels in the 1990s.

On display at the Poe Park Visitor Center gallery, the exhibit will feature artworks from Will Eisner's estate, which will include comic strips of "The Spirit", Eisner's graphic novels "A Contact with God", "Dropsie Avenue", "Life Force", and more.

There will be a discussion with Ray Felix of The Spirit's Femme Fatales as part of Women's History Month: "P'Gell", "Sand Sarif", and more.

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 2016-03-12 2016-03-12 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 04 Mar 2016 18:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/12/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/12/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: March 12, 2016

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

All of our fitness programs are free, led by trained professionals, and suitable for all levels. Wear comfortable clothing and bring water. Please check back for rain and weather/air advisory cancels.

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

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

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

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 9:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2016-03-12 2016-03-12 8:30 am 9:30 am 40.86059951782226600, -73.93379974365234000 Tue, 09 Feb 2016 15:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[New York Road Runners Open Run: Run for Life - Astoria Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/12/new-york-road-runners-open-run-run-for-life-astoria-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/12/new-york-road-runners-open-run-run-for-life-astoria-park Date: March 12, 2016

Open Run is a new community-based initiative that launched in St. Mary's Park in the Bronx on National Running Day, June 3, 2015. Through this initiative, New York Road Runners is empowering local volunteers to bring free weekly runs to local neighborhood parks all over NYC.

All runs are directed by volunteers and are free to all participants. The finish line is open until the last person is done. The courses vary based on park, but they are between 2.5-3 miles. Participants are encouraged to arrive 15 minutes before the start of the run and to leave their valuables at home – bag check is not provided. No need to do anything before the run, just show up. Open to all ages, experience levels, walkers, strollers, dogs: All are welcome!

This program is in coordination with NYC Parks' Community Parks Initiative.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Astoria Park Track (in Astoria Park)

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Q004 Astoria Park 2016-03-12 2016-03-12 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.77669906616211000, -73.92579650878906000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/567b14d16da82.png Mon, 28 Dec 2015 18:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[New York Road Runners Open Run: Run for Life - St. Mary's Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/12/new-york-road-runners-open-run-run-for-life-st-marys-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/12/new-york-road-runners-open-run-run-for-life-st-marys-park Date: March 12, 2016

Open Run is a new community-based initiative that launched in St. Mary's Park in the Bronx on National Running Day, June 3, 2015. Through this initiative, New York Road Runners is empowering local volunteers to bring free weekly runs to local neighborhood parks all over NYC.

All runs are directed by volunteers and are free to all participants. The finish line is open until the last person is done. The courses vary based on park, but they are between 2.5-3 miles. Participants are encouraged to arrive 15 minutes before the start of the run and to leave their valuables at home – bag check is not provided. No need to do anything before the run, just show up. Open to all ages, experience levels, walkers, strollers, dogs: All are welcome!

This program is in coordination with NYC Parks' Community Parks Initiative.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: St. Anns Avenue and East 149th Street (in St. Mary's Park)

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2016-03-12 2016-03-12 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.81409835815430000, -73.91290283203125000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/567b147d97ced.png Mon, 28 Dec 2015 18:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Tai Chi Chuan]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/12/tai-chi-chuan http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/12/tai-chi-chuan Date: March 12, 2016

Quiet like a mountain, moving like a river, Tai Chi is a sequence of gentle movements based on images found in nature. In this beginner-level class, Irving Yee, a member of the William CC Chen Tai Chi School, introduces students to the internal martial arts, and promotes an awareness of its health benefits. Student split into groups according to their level of expertise, exploring movements at their own pace, whether as beginners or as more advanced students of Tai Chi. Sessions take place outdoors, weather permitting.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2016-03-12 2016-03-12 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56c75e4b687b7.jpg Mon, 22 Feb 2016 17:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: A Living Wall with Green Golly]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/12/family-art-project-a-living-wall-with-green-golly http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/12/family-art-project-a-living-wall-with-green-golly Date: March 12, 2016

With spring on the way, green is the focus this weekend! Be inspired by classical music, comedy, and extraordinary story theater for children in the Sarah and Geoffery Gund Theater, led by guest storytelling musicians The Green Golly Project!

Make green collages incorporating many verdant hues of green, then participate in a group installation project—a green wall! Performance at noon.

Free, and admission to the grounds is free until noon.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2016-03-12 2016-03-12 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56c76be12cb21.jpg Mon, 22 Feb 2016 17:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[The Orchid Show: Orchidelirium]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/12/the-orchid-show-orchidelirum http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/12/the-orchid-show-orchidelirum Date: March 12, 2016

More thrilling than ever, the 14th annual Orchid Show transports visitors on a journey through orchid collecting history, each moment playing out against a stunning backdrop of thousands of orchids. Discover the far-flung adventures of orchid hunters swept up in 19th-century "orchidelirium," when explorers risked life and limb to secure these captivating flowers from jungles around the world. Then learn about NYBG's efforts to rescue illegally collected orchids that have been seized at international borders. Dance performances, a poetry reading, orchid care demonstrations, and shopping fill the daylight hours, while the return of our popular Orchid Evenings ensures many memorable celebrations after the sun has set.

For more information about the Orchid Show, please visit the New York Botanical Garden's website.

Save 20% on All-Garden Pass tickets: Use code 9210 online at nybg.org.
Valid only when you use code 9210 online at nybg.org. Valid for All-Garden Pass visits made February 27 through April 17. Offer subject to availability. Orders are limited to 6 tickets. Not valid on Special Event tickets or group tours. Discount cannot be combined with any other promotional offer or previously purchased tickets. Discount may be modified or withdrawn without prior notice. Tickets are not refundable or exchangeable.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 817-8700

Location: New York Botanical Garden

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2016-03-12 2016-03-12 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.86118619927200000, -73.88079619947500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56d46d2bf2185.jpg Mon, 29 Feb 2016 12:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Volunteer Garden Clean-Up Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/12/volunteer-garden-cleanup-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/12/volunteer-garden-cleanup-day Date: March 12, 2016

Roll up your sleeves and don your gardening gloves to help make the grounds beautiful again after winter’s weather.

Registration is requested. Please call (718) 885-1461 or email info@bpmm.org.

Rain date: Sunday, March 13.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 885-1461

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2016-03-12 2016-03-12 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.87186431884765600, -73.80553436279297000 Mon, 29 Feb 2016 17:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Teen Shakespeare Workshop: Fearsome Warriors and Evil Kings]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/12/frog-and-peach-theatre-shakespeare-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/12/frog-and-peach-theatre-shakespeare-workshop Date: March 12, 2016

Teens (ages 12-16) can join Frog & Peach Theatre for a Fearsome Warriors & Evil Kings Shakespeare workshop. Discover your love of theatre!

RSVP to info@dyckmanfarmhouse.org

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:15 am

Contact phone: 2123049422

Location: Dyckman Farmhouse Museum (in Dyckman House Museum)

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M026 Dyckman House Museum 2016-03-12 2016-03-12 10:00 am 11:15 am 40.86750030517578000, -73.92289733886719000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56d1e15b4f6bb.jpg Mon, 29 Feb 2016 18:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Legendary Landmarks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/12/central-park-tour-legendary-landmarks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/12/central-park-tour-legendary-landmarks Date: March 12, 2016

Built as a folly and completed in 1872, Belvedere Castle offers grand views of the landscape it dominates just west of the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Join Central Park Conservancy guides on this tour of the area's best-loved highlights, including Belvedere Castle, Shakespeare Garden, the Great Lawn, Turtle Pond, and the 3,500-year-old Obelisk commonly known as Cleopatra's Needle.

The tour route involves moderate inclines and a few stairs. Tour starts and ends at Belvedere Castle (mid-Park at 79th Street)

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review the Central Park Conservancy policies carefully. Groups of seven or more must schedule a custom tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org. For more information, please review our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Belvedere Castle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-03-12 2016-03-12 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.77930068969726600, -73.96910095214844000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/530fef2612e4a.jpg Mon, 22 Feb 2016 17:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Nature Photography: Winter Woods]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/12/nature-photography-winter-woods http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/12/nature-photography-winter-woods Date: March 12, 2016

Bring your camera and get inspired by the powerful images of nature in winter.

Registration required. To register visit www.nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Wednesday, March 2nd.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-967-3542

Location: High Rock Park

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R088 High Rock Park 2016-03-12 2016-03-12 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.58280181884765600, -74.12409973144531000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56d7216d72d69.jpg Wed, 02 Mar 2016 13:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Choose the Right Bin]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/12/choose-the-right-bin http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/12/choose-the-right-bin Date: March 12, 2016

There are many ways to compost, and many types of compost bins: big bins, small bins, short bins, tall bins! Does it need to have a lid? Can I keepit by my house? Can I make my own?You have questions. We have answers. Pre-registration requested. Visit our website for more information. http://snug-harbor.org

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 425-3504

Location: Compost Demonstration Site (in Snug Harbor Cultural Center)

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R116 Snug Harbor Cultural Center 2016-03-12 2016-03-12 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.64268829089600000, -74.10273053751800000 Thu, 17 Dec 2015 17:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Women of the Revolutionary War: Family Activity Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/12/women-of-the-revolutionary-war-family-activity-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/12/women-of-the-revolutionary-war-family-activity-day Date: March 12, 2016

Celebrate Women's History Month and learn about the heroines of the Revolutionary War.

Since women were not allowed to join the Continental Army, some women became spies for the American cause. We will be making a special spy activity and other crafts.

Free with museum admission. Advanced registration is recommended. To register, please email education@morrisjumel.org.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 923-8008

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

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M073 Roger Morris Park 2016-03-12 2016-03-12 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.83449935913086000, -73.93849945068360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5696888a7a2fb.jpg Wed, 20 Jan 2016 19:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Smithsonian Museum Day Live! Celebrating Women’s History Month]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/12/smithsonian-museum-day-live-celebrating-womens-history-month http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/12/smithsonian-museum-day-live-celebrating-womens-history-month Date: March 12, 2016

The 19th century was an era of revolution–women suffragists, abolitionists, scientists prohibitionists, and others championed social, cultural, economic, and political causes that transcended social boundaries to pave the way for future female leaders.

Learn about the roles of women in the 19th century and those who challenged them, through historic objects and period rooms at Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum.

Thematic tours are held hourly from 12:15 p.m.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 885-1461

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2016-03-12 2016-03-12 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.87186431884765600, -73.80553436279297000 Mon, 29 Feb 2016 17:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Playwriting for Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/12/playwriting-for-adults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/12/playwriting-for-adults Date: March 12, 2016

Join Juan Ramirez in a playwriting series of workshops at the Poe Park Visitor Center on Saturdays. This class is for adults. The class will workshop:

  • Creating characters, monologues and outlines
  • Proper play format
  • How to make character dialogue natural
  • Emphasizing character development
  • How to find inspiration with the world around you
  • Discovering genres

Fun exercises: Characters writing letters to each other, characters talking to other fictional characters, writing like other playwrights

Start time: 12:00 pm

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 2016-03-12 2016-03-12 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Wed, 30 Dec 2015 12:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Learn to Play Soccer with Coach Victor Campbell]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/12/learn-to-play-soccer-with-coach-victor-campbell http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/12/learn-to-play-soccer-with-coach-victor-campbell Date: March 12, 2016

Children and youth ages 6-12 years learn fundamental and advanced soccer skills.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-402-5155

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

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2016-03-12 2016-03-12 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.81079864501953000, -73.91470336914062000 Wed, 23 Sep 2015 18:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Eco Art Social | Hike-ku]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/12/eco-art-social-hikeku http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/12/eco-art-social-hikeku Date: March 12, 2016

Hear haiku poems about the Greenbelt on a hike to Moses Mountain, while gathering outdoor inspiration to compose your own poetry. Participants will have the option to have their haiku included in our inaugural Poetry Trail installation for National Poetry Month in April. Additionally, haikus can be submitted here between now and March 20th to be considered for incorporation into the installation.

Eco Art Social is an inclusive gathering where attendees engage in participatory artistry and craft that cultivates creativity alongside environmental and ecological awareness. Topics range to include the visual, literary, and performing arts.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: 200 Nevada Avenue (in High Rock Park)

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R088 High Rock Park 2016-03-12 2016-03-12 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.58449935913086000, -74.12509918212890000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56d8a02e2c6b7.png Fri, 04 Mar 2016 14:00:01 EST
<![CDATA[Children’s Garden Open House]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/12/childrens-garden-open-house http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/12/childrens-garden-open-house Date: March 12, 2016

Get your hands dirty with planting activities and garden crafts at this annual drop-in event. Learn about all the outstanding garden and nature programs we have for children, ages 2 to 14. New this year—Junior Naturalists for older learners, ages 11 to 14.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2016-03-12 2016-03-12 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56a298c10d130.jpg Tue, 02 Feb 2016 18:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Ed Center Open Hours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/12/ed-center-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/12/ed-center-open-hours Date: March 12, 2016

The Ed Center is open for free, drop-in hours four afternoons a week!

Get to know Brooklyn Bridge Park with our 250-gallon aquarium filled with critters from the East River, a 10’-scale model of Brooklyn Bridge Park, crafts, a reading corner, and much more!

Photo by Alexa Hoyer

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Environmental Education Center (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-03-12 2016-03-12 1:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.70428673171300000, -73.98938399553300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56b39ce479a04.jpg Thu, 04 Feb 2016 15:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Fire-Making Skills]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/12/firemaking-skills http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/12/firemaking-skills Date: March 12, 2016

Fire is mankind's greatest discovery. Learn primitive and modern methods for making fire safely and responsibly while exploring the great outdoors. Registration required. To register visit www.nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Wednesday, March 2nd.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-352-1769

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

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2016-03-12 2016-03-12 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.74280166625976600, -73.73590087890625000 Fri, 04 Dec 2015 15:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Outdoor Skills: Shelter Building]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/12/outdoor-skills-shelter-buidling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/12/outdoor-skills-shelter-buidling Date: March 12, 2016

Our Urban Park Rangers are well versed in outdoor lore. Learn tips and tricks that will enhance your knowledge of the natural world, and might just save your life. Whether you are preparing for an extended journey through the woods or just want to be more prepared for any situation, a wilderness survival program is perfect for you. All programs are family friendly, but are recommended for ages 8 years and older.

Do you have what it takes to survie in the wilderness? Develop skills that will help you create shelter from natural and man-made objects.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-421-2021

Location: East 88th Street and Seaview Avenue (in Canarsie Park)

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B018 Canarsie Park 2016-03-12 2016-03-12 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.62897491455078000, -73.89597320556640000 Fri, 04 Mar 2016 16:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Goalball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/12/goalball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/12/goalball Date: March 12, 2016

Goalball is a Paralympic sport for athletes with visual impairments.It is played by two teams of three who are blindfolded using a ball with bells inside.

The ball is the size of a basketball but twice the weight. All abilities are welcome! Interested players can attend anytime. Membership is required.

For more information, email Rodolfo.Guevara@parks.nyc.gov.

Start time: 1:45 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-3319

Location: Chelsea Recreation Center

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M260 Chelsea Recreation Center 2016-03-12 2016-03-12 1:45 pm 4:00 pm 40.74829864501953000, -74.00219726562500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56bb8530e2b9a.jpg Thu, 11 Feb 2016 19:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Ecology and Urbanity: The Past, Present and Future of Manhattan Island]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/12/ecology-and-urbanity-the-past-present-and-future-of-manhattan-island http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/12/ecology-and-urbanity-the-past-present-and-future-of-manhattan-island Date: March 12, 2016

Eric Sanderson, Senior Conservation Ecologist of the Wildlife Conservation Society, and director of the Mannahatta2409/Visionmaker NYC project, will speak about the historic ecology of Manhattan island, with a special focus on Washington Heights (themes echoed by our currently running exhibition Talia Greene: Passage). Dr. Sanderson will also discuss current and future urban planning in northern Manhattan, and what you can do to make your voice heard.

Advanced registration is required at curator@morrisjumel.org.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 923-8008

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

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M073 Roger Morris Park 2016-03-12 2016-03-12 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.83449935913086000, -73.93849945068360000 Wed, 20 Jan 2016 19:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Paper Arts & Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/12/paper-arts-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/12/paper-arts-crafts Date: March 12, 2016

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

Participants of all ages will have fun creating paper arts & crafts items to take home. Projects may include origami, decoupage, kirigami, collage, paper cutting, and more.

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 2016-03-12 2016-03-12 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Wed, 02 Mar 2016 11:00:02 EST