NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2014 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://www.nycgovparks.org/sub_things_to_do/upcoming_events/events_search.php NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Wed, 23 Apr 2014 11:01:37 GMT NYC Parks News 25 25 http://www.nycgovparks.org/sub_things_to_do/upcoming_events/events_search.php http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/parks_leaf_thumb.gif <![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Dance and Fitness Infusion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/05/shape-up-nyc-dance-fitness-infusion http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/05/shape-up-nyc-dance-fitness-infusion Date: April 5, 2014

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

Dance and Fitness Infusion fuses the art of dance and exercise.

The workout is composed of different movements of dance and exercising techniques infused to strengthen abdominals, get rid of loss fat on triceps and biceps, and tighten muscles.

Exercises may include: different types crunches, leg raises, planks, and different styles of dance such as reggaeton, pop, and 80's music.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: McDonald Park House (in McDonald Playground)

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R034 McDonald Playground 2014-04-05 2014-04-05 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.6291, -74.1155 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 07:01:37 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids Enjoy Exercise Now (KEEN)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/05/kids-enjoy-exercise-now-keen http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/05/kids-enjoy-exercise-now-keen Date: April 5, 2014

Kids Enjoy Exercise Now (KEEN) is a recreational program that provides one-on-one activities for children and young adults with developmental and physical disabilities.

Children should enroll through NY Cares, and must be Recreation Center members. Please call the Recreation Center 54 at (212) 754-5411 for more information about how to enroll.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:45 pm

Contact phone: (212) 754-5411

Location: Recreation Center Fifty-four (in Recreation Center 54)

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M130 Recreation Center 54 2014-04-05 2014-04-05 1:00 pm 3:45 pm 40.7565, -73.9651 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 07:01:37 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Hallett Nature Sanctuary and the Pond]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/05/central-park-tour-hallett-nature-sanctuary-and-the-pond http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/05/central-park-tour-hallett-nature-sanctuary-and-the-pond Date: April 5, 2014

Take a break to enjoy this walk through Central Park's smallest woodland area, open to visitors only on guided tours and limited open hours April through October. Route involves hills and wood chipped trails.

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

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

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

Location: 6th Avenue and Central Park South (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-04-05 2014-04-05 2:00 pm 3:15 pm 40.7657, -73.9761 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/530ff6dd5157a.jpg Wed, 23 Apr 2014 07:01:37 EDT
<![CDATA[Music at Morris-Jumel Mansion: Recorder Madness]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/05/music-at-morrisjumel-recorder-madness http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/05/music-at-morrisjumel-recorder-madness Date: April 5, 2014

Join frequent Music at Morris-Jumel performers Gregory Bynum, Theresa Salomon, Carlene Stober, and Rebecca Pechefsky for a program of uplifting instrumental works by Telemann, Uccellini, Brunnemüller, and van Eyck.
Advanced registration is required.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 923-8008

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

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M073 Roger Morris Park 2014-04-05 2014-04-05 4:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.8345, -73.9385 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 07:01:37 EDT
<![CDATA[Tavern Concerts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/05/tavern-concerts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/05/tavern-concerts Date: April 5, 2014

It's Tavern time!

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

There will be warm fires and lots of laughter!

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 351-1611 x281

Location: Historic Richmond Town

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2014-04-05 2014-04-05 6:00 pm 40.5698, -74.1448 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 07:01:37 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: “Get the Picture?”]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/06/art-in-the-garden-get-the-picture3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/06/art-in-the-garden-get-the-picture3 Date: April 6, 2014

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-04-06 2014-04-06 8:00 am 4:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 07:01:37 EDT
<![CDATA[The Orchid Show: Key West Contemporary]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/06/the-orchid-show-key-west-contemporary http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/06/the-orchid-show-key-west-contemporary Date: April 6, 2014

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

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2014-04-06 2014-04-06 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 07:01:37 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/06/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/06/bryant-park-games Date: April 6, 2014

Take a break with an eclectic selection of favorite tabletop games for free. From Scrabble and mancala to dominoes and Jenga. Visit bryantpark.org to find weekly Game Socials and Clinics for Board and Party Games, Mah Jongg, and more.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-04-06 2014-04-06 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 07:01:37 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Kubb]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/06/bryant-park-kubb http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/06/bryant-park-kubb Date: April 6, 2014

Learn the Scandinavian lawn game, also known as Viking Chess. To win, knock over your opponent’s blocks with wooden pins. Never played? Our attendant will teach you.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: The Green (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-04-06 2014-04-06 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 07:01:37 EDT
<![CDATA[Smorgasburg]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/06/smorgasburg http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/06/smorgasburg Date: April 6, 2014

Join us Sundays at Brooklyn Bridge Park's Pier 5 for another season of Brooklyn’s best street food. From brisket to bulgogi and Burmese noodles, to phatty beet sliders, fish and chips and farm-fresh ice cream, there’s always something yummy for everyone. Come enjoy our food with a view.

The markets are open 11:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m., rain or shine, all spring, summer and fall. See ya there!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 5 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-04-06 2014-04-06 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.6947, -74.0016 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 07:01:37 EDT
<![CDATA[Urban Park Ranger Nature Exploration Hike]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/06/urban-park-ranger-nature-exploration-hike http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/06/urban-park-ranger-nature-exploration-hike Date: April 6, 2014

Discover the plants and animals that inhabit the urban forest around the mansion on this vigorous hike with an Urban Park Ranger. Comfortable shoes or boots, water, and a light snack recommended. Meets at parking lot.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 885-1461

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2014-04-06 2014-04-06 11:00 am 40.8705, -73.8109 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 07:01:37 EDT
<![CDATA[Food Truck Rally]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/06/food-truck-rally http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/06/food-truck-rally Date: April 6, 2014

The Prospect Park Alliance and the New York City Food Truck Association present a sampling of cuisines from around the world from New York's best food trucks.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Grand Army Plaza

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B040 Grand Army Plaza 2014-04-06 2014-04-06 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.6735, -73.9701 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/532741acbe015.png Wed, 23 Apr 2014 07:01:37 EDT
<![CDATA[Protect Your Beach: Plant Beach Grass With NYC Parks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/06/protect-your-beach-plant-beach-grass-with-nyc-parks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/06/protect-your-beach-plant-beach-grass-with-nyc-parks Date: April 6, 2014

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

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

Space is limited and pre-registration is required.

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-3440

Location: Crescent Beach (in Crescent Beach Park)

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R135 Crescent Beach Park 2014-04-06 2014-04-06 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.537, -74.1454 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/530fca5341255.jpg Wed, 23 Apr 2014 07:01:37 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids Nature Hike (light)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/06/kids-nature-hike-light http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/06/kids-nature-hike-light Date: April 6, 2014

Urban Park Rangers are role models who encourage children to let their imaginations run wild in a safe, supportive atmosphere.

Join the Rangers for this kid-friendly, light hike through the woods.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 304-2365

Location: Inwood Hill Park

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2014-04-06 2014-04-06 11:00 am 40.873, -73.9254 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 07:01:37 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Scavenger Hunt]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/06/family-scavenger-hunt http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/06/family-scavenger-hunt Date: April 6, 2014

Urban Park Rangers are role models who encourage children to let their imaginations run wild in a safe, supportive atmosphere.

Join the Rangers for this family-friendly, nature-themed scavenger hunt.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: 718-846-2731

Location: Kissena Park

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Q024 Kissena Park 2014-04-06 2014-04-06 11:00 am 40.7458, -73.8085 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 07:01:37 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Exploration Hike (vigorous)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/06/nature-exploration-hike-vigorous http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/06/nature-exploration-hike-vigorous Date: April 6, 2014

Our Urban Park Ranger hiking guides will introduce you to the hidden gems of New York City and places often off-limits to the general public.

On our hikes, you can gain orienteering skills, explore our City’s rich history, or just take an hour to unplug from the world.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 319-7258

Location: Bartow Pell Mansion

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2014-04-06 2014-04-06 11:00 am 40.8719, -73.8055 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 07:01:37 EDT
<![CDATA[Adaptive Table Tennis]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/06/adaptive-table-tennis http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/06/adaptive-table-tennis Date: April 6, 2014

Make use of the center's table tennis tables! Join in this adaptive session for adults and seniors with disabilities.

Recreation Center membership is required to participate.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 397-3159

Location: Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center

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M063 Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center 2014-04-06 2014-04-06 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.7715, -73.9885 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 07:01:37 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Northern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/06/central-park-tour-northern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/06/central-park-tour-northern-welcome-tour Date: April 6, 2014

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

Route easy to negotiate; includes a few stairs.

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

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

Tour dates and times are subject to change without notice.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 12:45 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2014-04-06 2014-04-06 12:00 pm 12:45 pm 40.7943, -73.9512 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52a0ef96a6454.jpg Wed, 23 Apr 2014 07:01:37 EDT
<![CDATA[Coney Island History Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/06/coney-island-history-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/06/coney-island-history-walk Date: April 6, 2014

Our bright and talented Urban Park Rangers are what make our Weekend Adventure programs so amazing. This Spring we are featuring some of our Ranger’s favorite Weekend Adventure experiences. Join us for a trip back in time, through one of America's best known landmarks: Coney Island. We will be making stops at all the famous attractions, and discuss what the future holds for this popular destination.

Registration required. To register, please visit nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Wednesday, March 26th.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Coney Island Beach & Boardwalk

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B169 Coney Island Beach & Boardwalk 2014-04-06 2014-04-06 1:00 pm 40.5727, -73.9783 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 07:01:37 EDT
<![CDATA[Conference House Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/06/house-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/06/house-tours Date: April 6, 2014

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 984-6046

Location: Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2014-04-06 2014-04-06 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.502, -74.2514 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5339a985105b4.jpg Wed, 23 Apr 2014 07:01:37 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Belvedere's Kingdom - Cleopatra's Needle]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/06/central-park-tour-belvederes-kingdom-cleopatras-needle http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/06/central-park-tour-belvederes-kingdom-cleopatras-needle Date: April 6, 2014

Take a walk around the landscapes dominated by historic Belvedere Castle, situated high on Vista Rock. In celebration of the Conservancy's upcoming work to restore the Obelisk and the exhibit, Cleopatra's Needle, currently on display at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, special tours will take place on April 4, 5, and 6 which will highlight the monument commonly known as Cleopatra's Needle. Route involves moderate inclines and a few stairs.

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

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

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

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Belvedere Castle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-04-06 2014-04-06 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.7793, -73.9691 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/530fef2612e4a.jpg Wed, 23 Apr 2014 07:01:37 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Walking Tour in Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/06/garden-walking-tour-in-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/06/garden-walking-tour-in-fort-tryon-park Date: April 6, 2014

Take a tour of the "Park for All Seasons." Take a walking tour of the Heather and Alpine Gardens of Fort Tryon Park. Discover which plants are in bloom in each of the seasons, even in the dead of winter. Learn about the gardens' history, future, and secrets from a member of Fort Tryon's expert horticulture staff.

These tours are wheelchair accessible but persons with mobility issues may find them challenging because of the park's many steep paths.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2014-04-06 2014-04-06 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.8606, -73.9338 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 07:01:37 EDT
<![CDATA[Spring in Focus: Microscope Investigations at High Rock Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/06/spring-in-focus-microscope-investigations-at-high-rock-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/06/spring-in-focus-microscope-investigations-at-high-rock-park Date: April 6, 2014

Let's zoom in and take a closer look at the wonders of the spring season. From buds and flowers to feathers and wings, spring is even more sensational when we take the time to examine parts more closely.

This program is geared for ages 8-13 and is sponsored by City Councilmember Debi Rose. Registration required.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: 200 Nevada Avenue (in High Rock Park)

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R088 High Rock Park 2014-04-06 2014-04-06 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.5845, -74.1251 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 07:01:37 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/06/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/06/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: April 6, 2014

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2014-04-06 2014-04-06 2:00 pm 3:15 pm 40.7691, -73.9741 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/530ff01584e37.jpg Wed, 23 Apr 2014 07:01:37 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Birding Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/07/bryant-park-birding-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/07/bryant-park-birding-tours Date: April 7, 2014

Discover the surprising diversity of the birds that call Bryant Park home during migratory season with guided tours. Presented in partnership with the New York City Audubon Society.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 'wichcraft Coffee Kiosk (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-04-07 2014-04-07 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.7547, -73.9841 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 07:01:37 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: “Get the Picture?”]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/07/art-in-the-garden-get-the-picture3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/07/art-in-the-garden-get-the-picture3 Date: April 7, 2014

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-04-07 2014-04-07 8:00 am 4:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 07:01:37 EDT
<![CDATA[Arsenal Gallery Exhibition: STRATA]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/07/strata http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/07/strata Date: April 7, 2014

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-04-07 2014-04-07 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52fd2ae9dd9fd.jpg Wed, 23 Apr 2014 07:01:37 EDT
<![CDATA[Women's Work Exhibit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/07/womens-work-exhibit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/07/womens-work-exhibit Date: April 7, 2014

The Conference House Association celebrates Women's History Month by featuring colonial women who ventured outside of kitchen and house work. Poets, writers, printers, and many other careers were accomplished by women such as Anne Bradstreet, Phillis Wheatley, and Deborah Sampson. The association honor these women, and others, in an exhibit located in the Visitor's Center at Conference House Park. Stop by and travel through historic moments that helped change the thinking of women today.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 984-6046

Location: Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2014-04-07 2014-04-07 9:30 am 3:00 pm 40.5026, -74.2518 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/533044d6c90c4.JPG Wed, 23 Apr 2014 07:01:37 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Chair Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/07/shape-up-nyc-chair-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/07/shape-up-nyc-chair-aerobics Date: April 7, 2014

A seated exercise class that raises the heart rate and improves balance, with minimal impact on joints. This Shape Up NYC program is free and open to the public.

For adults and seniors.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 771-2787

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

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2014-04-07 2014-04-07 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.8108, -73.9147 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 07:01:37 EDT
<![CDATA[The Orchid Show: Key West Contemporary]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/07/the-orchid-show-key-west-contemporary http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/07/the-orchid-show-key-west-contemporary Date: April 7, 2014

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

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2014-04-07 2014-04-07 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 07:01:37 EDT
<![CDATA[Chair/Sit Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/07/chairsit-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/07/chairsit-aerobics Date: April 7, 2014

Get a full cardio workout without using machines! Great for those with limited mobility or those in wheelchairs.

Recreation Center membership is required to participate.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 353-7853

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

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2014-04-07 2014-04-07 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7515, -73.8344 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 07:01:37 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/07/shape-up-nyc-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/07/shape-up-nyc-aerobics Date: April 7, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: McDonald Park House (in McDonald Playground)

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R034 McDonald Playground 2014-04-07 2014-04-07 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.6291, -74.1155 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 07:01:37 EDT
<![CDATA[Chair Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/07/chair-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/07/chair-yoga Date: April 7, 2014

Chair yoga is a gentle form of yoga that can be practiced while sitting or standing using a chair for support. A low impact class, it focuses on strengthening the body's inner core through slow movements, concentrating and breathing. For adults and seniors.

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 447-2020

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

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M164 Asser Levy Playground 2014-04-07 2014-04-07 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7361, -73.9757 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 07:01:37 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Chair Toning]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/07/shape-up-nyc-chair-toning http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/07/shape-up-nyc-chair-toning Date: April 7, 2014

A seated exercise class that strengthens muscle groups with minimal impact on joints. This Shape Up NYC program is free and open to the public.

For adults and seniors.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

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 2014-04-07 2014-04-07 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.8108, -73.9147 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 07:01:37 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Tax Preparation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/07/free-tax-preparation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/07/free-tax-preparation Date: April 7, 2014

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

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 829-0156

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

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X016 Owen F. Dolen Park 2014-04-07 2014-04-07 10:30 am 2:30 pm 40.8406, -73.8428 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 07:01:37 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/07/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/07/bryant-park-games Date: April 7, 2014

Take a break with an eclectic selection of favorite tabletop games for free. From Scrabble and mancala to dominoes and Jenga. Visit bryantpark.org to find weekly Game Socials and Clinics for Board and Party Games, Mah Jongg, and more.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-04-07 2014-04-07 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 07:01:37 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Kubb]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/07/bryant-park-kubb http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/07/bryant-park-kubb Date: April 7, 2014

Learn the Scandinavian lawn game, also known as Viking Chess. To win, knock over your opponent’s blocks with wooden pins. Never played? Our attendant will teach you.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: The Green (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-04-07 2014-04-07 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 07:01:37 EDT
<![CDATA[Senior Sit and Get Fit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/07/senior-sit-and-get-fit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/07/senior-sit-and-get-fit Date: April 7, 2014

Seniors, get low impact exercise in this aerobics class done seated. Persons with disabilties are welcome. Recreation Center membership is required.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 255-3705

Location: Chelsea Recreation Center

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M260 Chelsea Recreation Center 2014-04-07 2014-04-07 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7483, -74.0022 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 07:01:37 EDT
<![CDATA[Monday Movement]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/07/monday-movement http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/07/monday-movement Date: April 7, 2014

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 485-4633

Location: Brownsville Recreation Center (in Brownsville Playground)

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B270 Brownsville Playground 2014-04-07 2014-04-07 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.6566, -73.902 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 07:01:37 EDT
<![CDATA[Sit Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/07/sit-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/07/sit-aerobics Date: April 7, 2014

A seated exercise class that raises the heart rate and improves balance with minimal impact on joints. Recreation Center membership is required to participate.

Start time: 11:15 am

End time: 12:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 387-7687

Location: Hamilton Fish Recreation Center

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2014-04-07 2014-04-07 11:15 am 12:15 pm 40.7198, -73.9818 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 07:01:37 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/07/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/07/bryant-park-juggling Date: April 7, 2014

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-04-07 2014-04-07 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 07:01:37 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Mid-Park Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/07/central-park-tour-midpark-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/07/central-park-tour-midpark-welcome-tour Date: April 7, 2014

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

Route involves many hills, stairs, and uneven paths.

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

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

Tour dates and times are subject to change without notice.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 12:45 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Alexander von Humboldt statue (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-04-07 2014-04-07 12:00 pm 12:45 pm 40.7794, -73.9734 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53063d734c462.jpg Wed, 23 Apr 2014 07:01:38 EDT
<![CDATA[Adaptive Weight Training]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/07/adaptive-weight-training http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/07/adaptive-weight-training Date: April 7, 2014

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

Recreation Center membership is required to participate.

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 353-7853

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

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2014-04-07 2014-04-07 1:30 pm 3:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8344 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 07:01:38 EDT
<![CDATA[Master Composter Certificate Course with the NYC Compost Project]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/07/master-composter-certificate-course-with-the-nyc-compost-project-hosted-by-queens-botanical-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/07/master-composter-certificate-course-with-the-nyc-compost-project-hosted-by-queens-botanical-garden Date: April 7, 2014

The Master Composter Certificate Course is a wonderful way to become more involved in the composting community in Queens and to share your love for composting with others! You will gain a deeper understanding of composting in NYC and support in creating a compost-related project of your design. Master composters play a vital role in educating New Yorkers about the joys of composting in the city.

To apply, use the online application at: http://www.nyc.gov/html/nycwasteless/html/compost/compostproj.shtml.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: February 7, 2014.

Learn more about becoming a Master Composter: http://www.queensbotanical.org/Education/compost/master_composter

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 539-5296

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-04-07 2014-04-07 6:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 07:01:38 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Kettlebell, Core and Conditioning]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/07/shape-up-nyc-kettlebell-core-and-conditioning http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/07/shape-up-nyc-kettlebell-core-and-conditioning Date: April 7, 2014

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

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

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: McDonald Park House (in McDonald Playground)

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R034 McDonald Playground 2014-04-07 2014-04-07 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.6291, -74.1155 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 07:01:38 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC's Couch to 5K: Group Run]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/07/shape-up-nycs-couch-to-5k-group-run http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/07/shape-up-nycs-couch-to-5k-group-run Date: April 7, 2014

Join us for our new running group in Prospect Park on Mondays! The class will combine group running, walking, and conditioning exercises to get you in shape for long distance running. The class will be held outdoors, rain or shine. Everyone will meet on the porch of Lefferts Historic House in Prospect Park at 7:00 p.m.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-04-07 2014-04-07 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.6643, -73.9639 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52d4140b7303f.jpg Wed, 23 Apr 2014 07:01:38 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Body Blast]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/07/shape-up-nyc-body-blast http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/07/shape-up-nyc-body-blast Date: April 7, 2014

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

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

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: McDonald Park House (in McDonald Playground)

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R034 McDonald Playground 2014-04-07 2014-04-07 7:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.6291, -74.1155 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 07:01:38 EDT
<![CDATA[Beginners Tunisian Crochet]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/08/tunisian-crochet-beginners http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/08/tunisian-crochet-beginners Date: April 8, 2014

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

Materials required:

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

Start time: 1:30 am

End time: 2:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-04-08 2014-04-08 1:30 am 2:30 am 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 07:01:38 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/08/my-morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/08/my-morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: April 8, 2014

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

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

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

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

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2014-04-08 2014-04-08 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.8606, -73.9338 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 07:01:38 EDT
<![CDATA[Doors To The Bronx Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/08/doors-to-the-bronx-exhibition1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/08/doors-to-the-bronx-exhibition1 Date: April 8, 2014

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-04-08 2014-04-08 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 07:01:38 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: “Get the Picture?”]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/08/art-in-the-garden-get-the-picture3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/08/art-in-the-garden-get-the-picture3 Date: April 8, 2014

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-04-08 2014-04-08 8:00 am 4:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 07:01:38 EDT
<![CDATA[Arsenal Gallery Exhibition: STRATA]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/08/strata http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/08/strata Date: April 8, 2014

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-04-08 2014-04-08 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52fd2ae9dd9fd.jpg Wed, 23 Apr 2014 07:01:38 EDT
<![CDATA[Women's Work Exhibit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/08/womens-work-exhibit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/08/womens-work-exhibit Date: April 8, 2014

The Conference House Association celebrates Women's History Month by featuring colonial women who ventured outside of kitchen and house work. Poets, writers, printers, and many other careers were accomplished by women such as Anne Bradstreet, Phillis Wheatley, and Deborah Sampson. The association honor these women, and others, in an exhibit located in the Visitor's Center at Conference House Park. Stop by and travel through historic moments that helped change the thinking of women today.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 984-6046

Location: Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2014-04-08 2014-04-08 9:30 am 3:00 pm 40.5026, -74.2518 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/533044d6c90c4.JPG Wed, 23 Apr 2014 07:01:38 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Zumba]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/08/shape-up-nyc-zumba http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/08/shape-up-nyc-zumba Date: April 8, 2014

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

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: McDonald Park House (in McDonald Playground)

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R034 McDonald Playground 2014-04-08 2014-04-08 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.6291, -74.1155 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 07:01:38 EDT
<![CDATA[The Orchid Show: Key West Contemporary]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/08/the-orchid-show-key-west-contemporary http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/08/the-orchid-show-key-west-contemporary Date: April 8, 2014

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

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2014-04-08 2014-04-08 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 07:01:38 EDT
<![CDATA[Art for Us Adaptive Art Program]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/08/art-for-us-adaptive-art-program http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/08/art-for-us-adaptive-art-program Date: April 8, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 218-2380

Location: McCarren Play Center

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2014-04-08 2014-04-08 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7202, -73.951 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 07:01:38 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Zumba Toning]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/08/shape-up-nyc-zumba1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/08/shape-up-nyc-zumba1 Date: April 8, 2014

Zumba is a fusion of Latin, International and popular music dance themes creating a dynamic, exciting, effective fitness system!

The routines feature aerobic, fitness interval training with a combination of fast and slow rhythms that tone and sculpt the body with easy-to-follow dance steps.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: McDonald Park House (in McDonald Playground)

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R034 McDonald Playground 2014-04-08 2014-04-08 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.6291, -74.1155 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 07:01:38 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/08/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/08/bryant-park-games Date: April 8, 2014

Take a break with an eclectic selection of favorite tabletop games for free. From Scrabble and mancala to dominoes and Jenga. Visit bryantpark.org to find weekly Game Socials and Clinics for Board and Party Games, Mah Jongg, and more.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-04-08 2014-04-08 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 07:01:38 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Kubb]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/08/bryant-park-kubb http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/08/bryant-park-kubb Date: April 8, 2014

Learn the Scandinavian lawn game, also known as Viking Chess. To win, knock over your opponent’s blocks with wooden pins. Never played? Our attendant will teach you.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: The Green (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-04-08 2014-04-08 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 07:01:38 EDT
<![CDATA[Adaptive Track and Field]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/08/adaptive-track-and-field http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/08/adaptive-track-and-field Date: April 8, 2014

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

Recreation Center membership is required to join.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 293-5934

Location: West Bronx Recreation Center

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X261 West Bronx Recreation Center 2014-04-08 2014-04-08 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8441, -73.9188 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 07:01:38 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/08/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/08/bryant-park-juggling Date: April 8, 2014

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-04-08 2014-04-08 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 07:01:38 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: The Art of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/08/central-park-tour-the-art-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/08/central-park-tour-the-art-of-the-park Date: April 8, 2014

Walk from the Dairy to Belvedere Castle and see how the Park's interwoven landscapes began as a series of images envisioned by Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux. The route involves many hills and stairs.

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

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2014-04-08 2014-04-08 12:00 pm 1:30 pm 40.7691, -73.9741 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/530feca70d2c0.jpg Wed, 23 Apr 2014 07:01:38 EDT
<![CDATA[Abs Workout]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/08/abs-work-out http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/08/abs-work-out Date: April 8, 2014

Exercise workout focusing on abs, especially strength training your core

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-04-08 2014-04-08 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 07:01:38 EDT
<![CDATA[Adult Adaptive Sports]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/08/adult-adaptive-sports http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/08/adult-adaptive-sports Date: April 8, 2014

A selection of adaptive sports clinics. An excellent opportunity for adults and seniors with disabilities to play and learn modified sports.

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 397-3159

Location: Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center

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M063 Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center 2014-04-08 2014-04-08 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.7715, -73.9885 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 07:01:38 EDT
<![CDATA[Rock Your Seat]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/08/rock-your-seat http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/08/rock-your-seat Date: April 8, 2014

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

Recreation Center membership is required to participate.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 667-3545

Location: Greenbelt Recreation Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2014-04-08 2014-04-08 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.5926, -74.1358 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 07:01:38 EDT
<![CDATA[Meditation Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/08/meditation-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/08/meditation-class Date: April 8, 2014

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 1:45 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-04-08 2014-04-08 1:00 pm 1:45 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 07:01:38 EDT
<![CDATA[Knitting & Crocheting for Intermediate and Advanced Levels]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/08/knitcroxchet-intermediate-group http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/08/knitcroxchet-intermediate-group Date: April 8, 2014

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

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

Must be able to read and follow patterns.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 3:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-04-08 2014-04-08 2:30 pm 3:30 am 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 07:01:38 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/08/bryant-park-juggling1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/08/bryant-park-juggling1 Date: April 8, 2014

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

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-04-08 2014-04-08 5:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 07:01:38 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Fascinating Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/08/arts-culture-fun-central-park-featuring-historian-sara-cedar-miller1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/08/arts-culture-fun-central-park-featuring-historian-sara-cedar-miller1 Date: April 8, 2014

Central Park is one of the great American works of art and an early major democratic public space. Join Sara Cedar Miller, Central Park Conservancy historian and photographer, for an illustrated talk on the fascinating and surprising history of the park and its 30-year transformation by the Central Park Conservancy.

Please RSVP to reserve your seat. The event is free and open to the public.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 255-3705

Location: Chelsea Recreation Center

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M260 Chelsea Recreation Center 2014-04-08 2014-04-08 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.7483, -74.0022 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5320d5d93788b.JPG Wed, 23 Apr 2014 07:01:38 EDT
<![CDATA[Jamaica Bay Greenway Community Workshops]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/08/jamaica-bay-greenway-community-workshops http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/08/jamaica-bay-greenway-community-workshops Date: April 8, 2014

The NYC Department of Transportation and the Regional Plan Association will be continuing their work to create a cohesive, connected, an user-friendly greenway route around Jamaica Bay by hosting public workshops. There will be four workshops held in communities around the bay in March and April. Come voice your ideas and give feedback on improving access to the greenway, waterfront, and amazing parkland in an around the bay. Please RSVP to jamaicabaygreenway@dot.nyc.gov.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 546-4318

Location: Brooklyn Sports Club

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2014-04-08 2014-04-08 6:30 pm 9:00 pm 40.6462, -73.8765 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 07:01:38 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Cardio Sculpt]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/08/shape-up-nyc-cardio-sculpt1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/08/shape-up-nyc-cardio-sculpt1 Date: April 8, 2014

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

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

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: McDonald Park House (in McDonald Playground)

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R034 McDonald Playground 2014-04-08 2014-04-08 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.6291, -74.1155 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 07:01:38 EDT
<![CDATA[Wheelchair Basketball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/08/wheelchair-basketball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/08/wheelchair-basketball Date: April 8, 2014

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

Recreation Center membership is required to participate.

Start time: 7:45 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 353-7853

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

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2014-04-08 2014-04-08 7:45 pm 9:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8344 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 07:01:38 EDT
<![CDATA[Doors To The Bronx Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/09/doors-to-the-bronx-exhibition1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/09/doors-to-the-bronx-exhibition1 Date: April 9, 2014

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-04-09 2014-04-09 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 07:01:38 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: “Get the Picture?”]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/09/art-in-the-garden-get-the-picture3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/09/art-in-the-garden-get-the-picture3 Date: April 9, 2014

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-04-09 2014-04-09 8:00 am 4:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 07:01:38 EDT
<![CDATA[Arsenal Gallery Exhibition: STRATA]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/09/strata http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/09/strata Date: April 9, 2014

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-04-09 2014-04-09 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52fd2ae9dd9fd.jpg Wed, 23 Apr 2014 07:01:38 EDT
<![CDATA[Women's Work Exhibit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/09/womens-work-exhibit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/09/womens-work-exhibit Date: April 9, 2014

The Conference House Association celebrates Women's History Month by featuring colonial women who ventured outside of kitchen and house work. Poets, writers, printers, and many other careers were accomplished by women such as Anne Bradstreet, Phillis Wheatley, and Deborah Sampson. The association honor these women, and others, in an exhibit located in the Visitor's Center at Conference House Park. Stop by and travel through historic moments that helped change the thinking of women today.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 984-6046

Location: Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2014-04-09 2014-04-09 9:30 am 3:00 pm 40.5026, -74.2518 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/533044d6c90c4.JPG Wed, 23 Apr 2014 07:01:38 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Chair Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/09/shape-up-nyc-chair-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/09/shape-up-nyc-chair-aerobics Date: April 9, 2014

A seated exercise class that raises the heart rate and improves balance, with minimal impact on joints. This Shape Up NYC program is free and open to the public.

For adults and seniors.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 771-2787

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

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2014-04-09 2014-04-09 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.8108, -73.9147 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 07:01:38 EDT
<![CDATA[The Orchid Show: Key West Contemporary]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/09/the-orchid-show-key-west-contemporary http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/09/the-orchid-show-key-west-contemporary Date: April 9, 2014

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

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2014-04-09 2014-04-09 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 07:01:38 EDT
<![CDATA[Chair/Sit Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/09/chairsit-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/09/chairsit-aerobics Date: April 9, 2014

Get a full cardio workout without using machines! Great for those with limited mobility or those in wheelchairs.

Recreation Center membership is required to participate.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 353-7853

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

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2014-04-09 2014-04-09 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7515, -73.8344 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 07:01:38 EDT
<![CDATA[Sit Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/09/sit-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/09/sit-aerobics Date: April 9, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 771-2787

Location: St. Johns Recreation Center

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2014-04-09 2014-04-09 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.6735, -73.9348 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 07:01:38 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Chair Toning]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/09/shape-up-nyc-chair-toning http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/09/shape-up-nyc-chair-toning Date: April 9, 2014

A seated exercise class that strengthens muscle groups with minimal impact on joints. This Shape Up NYC program is free and open to the public.

For adults and seniors.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

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 2014-04-09 2014-04-09 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.8108, -73.9147 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 07:01:38 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/09/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/09/bryant-park-games Date: April 9, 2014

Take a break with an eclectic selection of favorite tabletop games for free. From Scrabble and mancala to dominoes and Jenga. Visit bryantpark.org to find weekly Game Socials and Clinics for Board and Party Games, Mah Jongg, and more.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-04-09 2014-04-09 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 07:01:38 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Kubb]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/09/bryant-park-kubb http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/09/bryant-park-kubb Date: April 9, 2014

Learn the Scandinavian lawn game, also known as Viking Chess. To win, knock over your opponent’s blocks with wooden pins. Never played? Our attendant will teach you.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: The Green (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-04-09 2014-04-09 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 07:01:38 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Boot Camp]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/09/shape-up-nyc-bootcamp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/09/shape-up-nyc-bootcamp Date: April 9, 2014

This total body workout addresses muscle strength and endurance while keeping the heart rate up to improve your cardiovascular health.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-04-09 2014-04-09 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 07:01:38 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/09/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/09/bryant-park-juggling Date: April 9, 2014

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-04-09 2014-04-09 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 07:01:38 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Adaptive Chair Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/09/adaptive-chair-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/09/adaptive-chair-aerobics Date: April 9, 2014

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

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

Recreation Center membership is required.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 397-3159

Location: Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center

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M063 Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center 2014-04-09 2014-04-09 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7715, -73.9885 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 07:01:38 EDT
<![CDATA[Adaptive Weight Training]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/09/adaptive-weight-training http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/09/adaptive-weight-training Date: April 9, 2014

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

Recreation Center membership is required to participate.

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 353-7853

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

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2014-04-09 2014-04-09 1:30 pm 3:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8344 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 07:01:38 EDT
<![CDATA[Wheelchair Basketball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/09/wheelchair-basketball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/09/wheelchair-basketball Date: April 9, 2014

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

Recreation Center membership is required to participate.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 293-5934

Location: West Bronx Recreation Center

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X261 West Bronx Recreation Center 2014-04-09 2014-04-09 6:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.8441, -73.9188 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 07:01:38 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Yoga - Relax and Stretch]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/09/shape-up-nyc-yoga-relax-and-stretch http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/09/shape-up-nyc-yoga-relax-and-stretch Date: April 9, 2014

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

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

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: McDonald Park House (in McDonald Playground)

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R034 McDonald Playground 2014-04-09 2014-04-09 7:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.6291, -74.1155 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 07:01:38 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/10/my-morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/10/my-morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: April 10, 2014

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

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

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

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

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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<![CDATA[Doors To The Bronx Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/10/doors-to-the-bronx-exhibition1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/10/doors-to-the-bronx-exhibition1 Date: April 10, 2014

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: “Get the Picture?”]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/10/art-in-the-garden-get-the-picture3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/10/art-in-the-garden-get-the-picture3 Date: April 10, 2014

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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<![CDATA[Arsenal Gallery Exhibition: STRATA]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/10/strata http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/10/strata Date: April 10, 2014

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Stretch, Tone and Balance]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/10/shape-up-nyc-stretch-tone-and-balance http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/10/shape-up-nyc-stretch-tone-and-balance Date: April 10, 2014

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: McDonald Park House (in McDonald Playground)

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<![CDATA[Women's Work Exhibit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/10/womens-work-exhibit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/10/womens-work-exhibit Date: April 10, 2014

The Conference House Association celebrates Women's History Month by featuring colonial women who ventured outside of kitchen and house work. Poets, writers, printers, and many other careers were accomplished by women such as Anne Bradstreet, Phillis Wheatley, and Deborah Sampson. The association honor these women, and others, in an exhibit located in the Visitor's Center at Conference House Park. Stop by and travel through historic moments that helped change the thinking of women today.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 984-6046

Location: Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

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<![CDATA[Greenbelt Tree Tots]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/10/greenbelt-tree-tots http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/10/greenbelt-tree-tots Date: April 10, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 10:45 am

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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<![CDATA[The Orchid Show: Key West Contemporary]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/10/the-orchid-show-key-west-contemporary http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/10/the-orchid-show-key-west-contemporary Date: April 10, 2014

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

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Stretching, Toning, Relaxation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/10/stretching-toning-relaxation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/10/stretching-toning-relaxation Date: April 10, 2014

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

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

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/10/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/10/bryant-park-games Date: April 10, 2014

Take a break with an eclectic selection of favorite tabletop games for free. From Scrabble and mancala to dominoes and Jenga. Visit bryantpark.org to find weekly Game Socials and Clinics for Board and Party Games, Mah Jongg, and more.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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<![CDATA[Bryant Park Kubb]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/10/bryant-park-kubb http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/10/bryant-park-kubb Date: April 10, 2014

Learn the Scandinavian lawn game, also known as Viking Chess. To win, knock over your opponent’s blocks with wooden pins. Never played? Our attendant will teach you.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: The Green (in Bryant Park)

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