NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2015 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 Thu, 02 Jul 2015 10:27:14 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[Summer Sports Experience]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/summer-sports-experience5 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/summer-sports-experience5 Date: May 30, 2015

Pitch, shoot and score with NYC Parks! Summer Sports Experience welcomes kids to join this free program focused on developing sports skills. Kids will play a variety of sports each day, and can come every session, or just once. Take your pick! The program is available in all five boroughs, so find the one nearest you.

To get started, please register by email with Queens Recreation (click here to email them). See you there!

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 263-1163

Location: Lost Battalion Playground (in Lost Battalion Hall Recreation Center)

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Q401 Lost Battalion Hall Recreation Center 2015-05-30 2015-05-30 2:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.7322, -73.865 Mon, 11 May 2015 10:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Paper Arts & Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/paper-arts-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/paper-arts-crafts Date: May 30, 2015

Participants of all ages have fun creating paper arts and crafts. Projects may include origami, kirigami, decoupage, and collage.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-05-30 2015-05-30 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Tue, 06 Jan 2015 13:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[The Basics of Composting for the Urban Gardener]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/the-basics-of-composting-for-the-urban-gardener http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/the-basics-of-composting-for-the-urban-gardener Date: May 30, 2015

Jeremy Teperman of the NYC Compost project, hosted by the Queens Botanical Garden, will present a two-hour workshop on the basics of composting.

Urban gardeners of all levels are welcome!

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 206-0545

Location: King Manor Museum (in Rufus King Park)

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Q023 Rufus King Park 2015-05-30 2015-05-30 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.703, -73.8037 Wed, 06 May 2015 13:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Barstarzz Workout]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/barstarzz-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/barstarzz-workshop Date: May 30, 2015

Join the Barstarzz as they hold a one hour free class including a short freestyle calisthenic demonstration and a beginner workout routine. Get acquainted with your body and learn different ways to stay in shape without requiring a lot of equipment.

Let Fort Tryon Park be your free green gym!

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Anne Loftus Playground (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2015-05-30 2015-05-30 3:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.8652, -73.9288 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55560b343fdae.jpg Tue, 19 May 2015 16:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[People's Garden: Painting in Trees Opening Reception]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/peoples-garden-painting-in-trees-opening-reception http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/peoples-garden-painting-in-trees-opening-reception Date: May 30, 2015

Paintings in Trees is an exhibition of paintings and sculpture meant to bring Bushwick’s community into The People’s Garden and to bring attention to this jewel of a garden located in Bushwick right on Broadway. Artwork will be hung and displayed in trees, on the exterior walls of adjoining buildings, on the grass and in other nooks and crannies around the garden. The work will be exposed to the elements for the duration of the exhibition. Proceeds from the sale of food and beverages at the reception will go directly to the garden. In the event of sales, participating artists are invited to donate a percentage of their choosing to the garden.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: People's Garden

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2015-05-30 2015-05-30 3:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.6915, -73.9256 Wed, 06 May 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Music in the Park: The Ebony Hillbillies String Band]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/the-ebony-hillbillies-string-band http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/the-ebony-hillbillies-string-band Date: May 30, 2015

Bring a chair or blanket and enjoy the sounds of The Ebony Hillbillies.

Sponsored by Queens Borough President Melinda Katz in partnership with Kupferberg Center for the Arts at Queens College.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 393-7370

Location: St Albans Park (in St. Albans Park)

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Q051 St. Albans Park 2015-05-30 2015-05-30 4:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.6931, -73.7788 Tue, 26 May 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Camping: Bronx]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/family-camping-bronx http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/family-camping-bronx Date: May 30, 2015

We camp to create lasting memories, connect with the natural world, and bond with our families. Camping affords us the opportunity to unplug from the diversions of everyday life and to laugh and play with our families.

Tents are provided. Space is limited and families are chosen by lottery. To enter your family in the lottery visit nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Wednesday, May 20th.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 548-0912

Location: Van Cortlandt Park

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2015-05-30 2015-05-30 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.8916, -73.8929 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55108a61984ac.JPG Thu, 28 May 2015 15:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Shakespeare: The Two Gentlemen of Verona]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/bryant-park-shakespeare-the-two-gentlemen-of-verona http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/bryant-park-shakespeare-the-two-gentlemen-of-verona Date: May 30, 2015

Bryant Park Shakespeare returns with three productions presented by The Drilling Company.

  • May 15 - 31: The Two Gentlemen of Verona
  • July 17 - August 2: Romeo and Juliet
  • September 4 - 20: The Taming of the Shrew

All are free and open to the public. Performances occur on Fridays and Saturdays from 6:30 - 8:30p.m. and Sundays from 2:00 - 4:00p.m.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-05-30 2015-05-30 6:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.7534, -73.9827 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55157562ed022.jpg Fri, 27 Mar 2015 17:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Ranger's Choice: Twilight Canoe]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/rangers-choice-twilight-canoe http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/rangers-choice-twilight-canoe Date: May 30, 2015

NYC Parks' bright and talented Urban Park Rangers are what make our Weekend Adventure programs so amazing. Enjoy an evening canoeing as the twilight turns into evening. On this Ranger-guided trip, participants should have prior canoe experience and must be able to demonstrate proper technique. Participants are chosen by lottery. To enter your name in the lottery, visit www.nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Wednesday, May 20th.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Central Park

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M010 Central Park 2015-05-30 2015-05-30 8:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.7796, -73.9694 Thu, 21 May 2015 13:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Shakespeare in the Park: The Tempest]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/shakespeare-in-the-park-the-tempest http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/shakespeare-in-the-park-the-tempest Date: May 30, 2015

Academy Award nominee Sam Waterston (Newsroom, Law & Order, The Public’s King Lear) returns in The Tempest, Shakespeare’s classic about young love, old enemies and the eternal magic of storytelling. Exiled to a fantastical island, Prospero unleashes a churning storm to shipwreck the traitor brother who stole his throne and settle the score once and for all. But bitter revenge is upended by newfound love in this sublime masterpiece that proves we are all “such stuff as dreams are made on.” Tony Award nominee Michael Greif (Romeo and Juliet, Our Lady of Kibeho, If/Then, Next to Normal) directs.

Visit the Public Theater website for information on getting free tickets.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Delacorte Theater (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-05-30 2015-05-30 8:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.7799, -73.9688 Tue, 26 May 2015 11:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/31/summer-on-the-hudson-tai-chi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/31/summer-on-the-hudson-tai-chi Date: May 31, 2015

Join Silvana Pizzuti at the gorgeous Soldier's and Sailor's Monument on Sunday mornings to learn and practice Tai Chi, a slow moving martial art with health benefits for all fitness levels.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: 311

Location: Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument (in Riverside Park)

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M072 Riverside Park 2015-05-31 2015-05-31 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.792, -73.979 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5519865d5488f.JPG Mon, 30 Mar 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: Nature & Science in Dialogue]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/31/art-in-the-garden-nature-science-in-dialogue http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/31/art-in-the-garden-nature-science-in-dialogue Date: May 31, 2015

Artist Emily Barnett's exhibit of recent collages and installations integrates themes of nature and science using a vocabulary of forms including quantum corrals (an iconic scientific image of individual atoms manipulated with a scanning tunneling microscope), snake skeletons, nests and constellations.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-05-31 2015-05-31 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55316a4e7ba86.jpg Fri, 17 Apr 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Alley Pond Park Adventure Course: Free Public Sundays]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/31/alley-pond-park-adventure-course-free-public-sundays http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/31/alley-pond-park-adventure-course-free-public-sundays Date: May 31, 2015

The Alley Pond Park Adventure Course offers free outdoor adventure that fosters trust, communication and team building at Alley Pond Park. The program is a two-hour adventure, which includes both low and high elements. The Adventure Course is open for individuals, small groups of friend, and family.

Space is Limited. Open to ages 8 and up. Minors must be accompanied by an adult. Valid photo identificaiton required. Sneakers required. For the months of July and August pre-registration is required. Please visit www.nycgovparks.org/programs/rangers/registration to enter your name into the lottery.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 217-4685

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

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2015-05-31 2015-05-31 9:30 am 12:00 pm 40.7428, -73.7359 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5508a1ad5dcb1.JPG Wed, 22 Apr 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Birding Basics for Families]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/31/birding-basics-for-families http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/31/birding-basics-for-families Date: May 31, 2015

Experience Central Park when it becomes a precious bird habitat and migration hot spot! Bring your family on a guided walk led by Conservancy Discovery Guides and NYC Audubon Society. Learn how to spot our feathered residents that make Central Park their home, and their foreign cousins as they pass through Central Park during their annual migration. Witness firsthand how the Conservancy's work has made the Park a sanctuary for these birds. Binoculars can be borrowed from the Dana Discovery Center.

Families only, maximum of three children per parent or guardian; no groups. Ages 5+. Free, pre-registration is recommended. Space is limited; arrive early for check in.

This program takes place rain or shine, except in extreme weather conditions (heavy rain, sustained winds of 30mph or heat index above 95 degrees).

For more information, please call 212.860.1378

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 860.1378

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

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M010 Central Park 2015-05-31 2015-05-31 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7968, -73.9515 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54f8b1598d246.jpg Thu, 09 Apr 2015 12:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Telling Nature and Family Stories]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/31/family-art-project-telling-nature-and-family-stories http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/31/family-art-project-telling-nature-and-family-stories Date: May 31, 2015

Led by visiting artist and performance artist Jesus Benavente and Family Art Project storyteller Rama Mandel, we celebrate storytelling at the Family Art Project and in our own lives. Share your own Wave Hill stories and recreate them using a variety of mixed media, then “plant” your story in a Storytelling Circle. Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-05-31 2015-05-31 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8987, -73.9125 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5554e4894377d.jpg Wed, 20 May 2015 18:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Buds: For 2s and 3s]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/31/garden-buds-for-2s-and-3s http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/31/garden-buds-for-2s-and-3s Date: May 31, 2015

Discover and explore the wonders of nature with your young gardener. Each class will focus on a different theme and allow your toddler to get a hands-on and fun experience with plants and gardening!

Each Bud must be accompanied by a parent or guardian (due to space limitations, no more than two adults can attend per family). Advance registration is required at gardenbuds.eventbrite.com.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-05-31 2015-05-31 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7515, -73.8262 Tue, 19 May 2015 16:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Hatha Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/31/hatha-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/31/hatha-yoga Date: May 31, 2015

Reduce stress, increase your energy and bring strength and flexibility to mind, body and spirit with a yoga practice. Classes are led by Yoga for Bliss director Neem Dewji and other certified instructors. Ms. Dewji is certified in Hatha and Therapeutic Yoga from The Yoga for Health Foundation, England, and The Integral Yoga Institute, NYC. All levels welcome. Sessions are held outdoors, weather permitting.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:15 am

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-05-31 2015-05-31 10:00 am 11:15 am 40.8991, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5554e596c62c0.jpg Wed, 20 May 2015 18:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at American Playground]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/31/its-my-park-at-american-playground http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/31/its-my-park-at-american-playground Date: May 31, 2015

This It's My Park season, volunteer for a day of planting and cleaning to show your love for American Playground.

We will add planters to the playground to create cheer. All ages are welcome to join.

Please contact julia@osanb.org to register for the project. We look forward to a great day of caring for American Playground!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (917) 272-8278

Location: American Playground

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B001 American Playground 2015-05-31 2015-05-31 10:00 am 12:30 pm 40.7288, -73.9579 Wed, 13 May 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Yoga in the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/31/free-yoga-in-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/31/free-yoga-in-the-park Date: May 31, 2015

Yoga classes are free and designed for all experience levels. Participants should wear comfortable clothing and, for yoga, bring a mat or a towel.

Kripalu Yoga is a system of Hatha Yoga that integrates body postures, breathing techniques, relaxation, and meditation. Taught by Monique Schubert and Yojaida Estrella, participants are encouraged to integrate their yoga practices with this very special waterfront environment of nature and art.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2015-05-31 2015-05-31 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7687, -73.9369 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/558872f31cc30.jpg Mon, 22 Jun 2015 17:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Natural Areas Exploration Day and Audubon Spring Migration Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/31/natural-areas-exploration-day-and-audubon-spring-migration-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/31/natural-areas-exploration-day-and-audubon-spring-migration-walk Date: May 31, 2015

Come explore Randall’s Island’s wetlands and other natural areas. All ages are welcome. Learn from natural areas experts and explore the island’s diverse plant and animal communities.

Check the Randall's Island event calendar for details.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Randalls Island Natural Areas (in Randall's Island Park)

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2015-05-31 2015-05-31 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.7919, -73.927 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5513040148626.jpg Fri, 27 Mar 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[John Muir Trail Volunteer Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/31/john-muir-trail-volunteer-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/31/john-muir-trail-volunteer-day Date: May 31, 2015

The John Muir Trail Volunteer Day begins with the removal of invasive plants and the planting of native trees and shrubs.

Registration is required. Please call (718) 601-1553 for instructions.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 601-1553

Location: Friends of Van Cortlandt Park Compost Demo Site (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2015-05-31 2015-05-31 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.9045, -73.8964 Thu, 14 May 2015 18:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Exhibitions at Socrates Sculpture Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/31/summer-exhibitions http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/31/summer-exhibitions Date: May 31, 2015

Come see public art projects by Agnes Denes, Heide Fasnacht, Gabriela Albergaria, Verta Lutter and IK Studio. On view through August 30th.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2015-05-31 2015-05-31 10:00 am 8:00 pm 40.7687, -73.9369 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55886d9d8fa4a.jpg Tue, 23 Jun 2015 16:00:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Training 5/31]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/31/training-531 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/31/training-531 Date: May 31, 2015

Training events are designed to help voluntreers apply their online learning to master the TreeKIT mapping method and the Treecorder software before collecting data for TreesCount! 2015. This is a free event. All equipment will be provided. All you need is a willingness to learn!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location:

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2015-05-31 2015-05-31 10:00 am 1:00 pm Fri, 22 May 2015 13:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[TreesCount!2015 Training 5/31 Central Park North]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/31/treescount2015-training-531-central-park-north http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/31/treescount2015-training-531-central-park-north Date: May 31, 2015

Training events are designed to help voluntreers apply their online learning to master the TreeKIT mapping method and the Treecorder software before collecting data for TreesCount! 2015. This is a free event. All equipment will be provided. All you need is a willingness to learn!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: W 110th Street and Lenox Avenue

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2015-05-31 2015-05-31 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.7994, -73.9553 Thu, 28 May 2015 11:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Waterfront Walks: Guided Tours of Brooklyn Bridge Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/31/waterfront-walks-guided-tours-of-brooklyn-bridge-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/31/waterfront-walks-guided-tours-of-brooklyn-bridge-park Date: May 31, 2015

Learn about Brooklyn Bridge Park's unique history, sustainable design, and diverse ecology on these guided tours led by Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy docents.

Tours are first-come, first-served.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2015-05-31 2015-05-31 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7017, -73.9969 Thu, 09 Apr 2015 12:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Tai Chi in the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/31/free-tai-chi-in-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/31/free-tai-chi-in-the-park Date: May 31, 2015

Led by certified instructors from the Taoist Tai Chi Society of the USA, these classes offer the opportunity to learn Taoist Tai Chi, improve one’s health, relax, and exercise in an outdoor setting among changing exhibitions of contemporary sculpture.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2015-05-31 2015-05-31 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7687, -73.9369 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5588738eb3b02.jpg Mon, 22 Jun 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Horseshoe Crabs]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/31/horseshoe-crabs http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/31/horseshoe-crabs Date: May 31, 2015

New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife. Our Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in the urban jungle.

Horseshoe crabs are more closely related to spiders and scorpions than crabs, and this amazing species is older than the dinosaurs. May through June is mating and egg-laying season; this will be your best opportunity to view them up close.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Plumb Beach

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2015-05-31 2015-05-31 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.5833, -73.921 Wed, 06 May 2015 12:01:19 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Brower Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/31/its-my-park-at-brower-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/31/its-my-park-at-brower-park Date: May 31, 2015

This It's My Park season, volunteer with the Friends of Brower Park to help care for Brower Park. Volunteers are needed to mulch, weed, and plant the butterfly garden and tree beds. Please bring your own work gloves. There will be additional opportunities to get involved in Brower Park by connecting with group leaders. Please email info@friendsofbrowerpark.org to register for the project. We look forward to working with you to care for Brower Park!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 272-8453

Location: Brower Park

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B012 Brower Park 2015-05-31 2015-05-31 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.6736, -73.9431 Tue, 28 Apr 2015 11:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Birding: Hawk Watch]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/31/birding-hawk-watch http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/31/birding-hawk-watch Date: May 31, 2015

New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife. Our Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in the urban jungle.

The old Pelham Bay landfill remains closed to the public, making it a great place to watch migrating birds of prey.

Join a small group of fellow birders as we go in search of these avian hunters. Registration is required. Please note: Registration has ended.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 319-7258

Location: Pelham Bay Park

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2015-05-31 2015-05-31 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.8586, -73.8027 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55075493cee60.jpg Thu, 28 May 2015 15:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Audubon II: Plant Clues]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/31/popup-audubon-ii-plant-clues http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/31/popup-audubon-ii-plant-clues Date: May 31, 2015

This spring, the Prospect Park Alliance introduces twice the Pop-Up Audubon fun with a second tent that explores the aquatic habitats of Prospect Park. In May, learn what trees and plants tell us about our environment.

  • Discovery Pack, 11 am–4 pm
    The Prospect Park Alliance invites you to get inspired by nature with our new Discovery Packs, a ready-to-go kits filled with nature activities for families. In May, monitor the development of plants that supply food and shelter for birds in Prospect Park.
  • Lakeside Nature Stroll, 12–1 pm
    Join Alliance naturalists for a guided nature walk through the meandering paths of the Peninsula and scout for plants that thrive in that unique environment.
  • Junior Naturalists, 1–2 pm
    Help Alliance naturalists track the growth of important plant species in this citizen science program.
  • Nature’s Helpers, 2–3 pm
    Let’s lend a helping hand to make our park a better place. Learn how mulch helps trees, spread wood chips or protect the environment by removing damaging litter.
  • Family Birdwatching, 3–4 pm
    After learning how to use binoculars, join our naturalists to identify some of the 250 species of birds that call Prospect Park home.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Peninsula (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-05-31 2015-05-31 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.6572, -73.9689 Tue, 10 Mar 2015 12:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Audubon: Wonderful Warblers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/31/popup-audubon-wonderful-warblers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/31/popup-audubon-wonderful-warblers Date: May 31, 2015

Join the Alliance to discover why Prospect Park is an important place for many species of birds. Through fun games, experiments and citizen science projects, learn why warblers are so wonderful.

  • Adventure Hike, 12–1 pm
    Alliance naturalists will introduce you to the natural history of Prospect Park and the Park's hidden trails. Recommended for families with children 5 and older.
  • Nature on the Go!, 1–2 pm
    Did you know 25 types of warblers stop at Prospect Park in May? Learn how to identify these cute and colorful birds on a bird walk. Participants will also create their own pair of binoculars and learn how to identify these colorful songbirds.
  • Nature’s Helpers, 2–3 pm
    Did you know that trees help trees? After learning how mulch protects tree roots, spend time spreading wood chips around trees.
  • Family Birdwatching, 3–4 pm
    After learning how to use binoculars, join our naturalists to identify some of the 250 species of birds that call Prospect Park home.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Eastwood (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-05-31 2015-05-31 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.6618, -73.9659 Thu, 23 Apr 2015 16:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Smorgasburg]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/31/smorgasburg http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/31/smorgasburg Date: May 31, 2015

Smorgasburg is Brooklyn Flea’s giant all-food market, featuring 100+ vendors every Sunday serving everything from freshly frosted black and white cookies to giant turkey legs to quinoa falafel.

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 2015-05-31 2015-05-31 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.6947, -74.0016 Fri, 22 May 2015 13:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[La Casita Verde Garden Work Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/31/la-casita-verde-garden-work-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/31/la-casita-verde-garden-work-day Date: May 31, 2015

La Casita Verde was awarded a $1000 Love Your Block grant from The Citizen's Committee for New York City and we've purchased a tool shed.

We're celebrating by having a work day and inviting everyone into the garden to see how much progress we've made this spring.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: La Casita Verde

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2015-05-31 2015-05-31 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.7077, -73.9642 Wed, 27 May 2015 18:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Marine Ecology: Seining and the Shore]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/31/marine-ecology-seining-and-the-shore http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/31/marine-ecology-seining-and-the-shore Date: May 31, 2015

Catch-and-release fishing is a great way to get outdoors and discover nature just a few blocks from home. Our experienced Rangers teach the ethics of fishing and the ecology of our waterways on every fishing program.

Seining programs, which use nets to catch fish and crustaceans close to shore, are great for kids of all ages.

All equipment is provided. First-come, first-served. Participation in a mandatory safety review led by a trained Ranger is required.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: American Ballfields

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2015-05-31 2015-05-31 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.5991, -73.821 Wed, 06 May 2015 12:01:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Meditation at Wave Hill]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/31/meditation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/31/meditation Date: May 31, 2015

Let nature inspire you to find your center and reconnect with your true self using guided mindfulness and other meditation practices. Each session, led by Yoga for Bliss director Neem Dewji and other qualified instructors, includes instruction in simple techniques, followed by guided meditations. Sessions are held indoors. All levels welcome.

Start time: 11:45 am

End time: 12:45 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-05-31 2015-05-31 11:45 am 12:45 pm 40.8991, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5554e655d6952.jpg Wed, 20 May 2015 18:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Roller Skate at Brooklyn Bridge Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/31/roller-skate-at-brooklyn-bridge-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/31/roller-skate-at-brooklyn-bridge-park Date: May 31, 2015

Go skating at Brooklyn Bridge Park. Find information and details at the Pier 2 Roller Rink website.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 2 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2015-05-31 2015-05-31 12:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.6998, -73.9988 Mon, 20 Apr 2015 15:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Yoga At Morris-Jumel Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/31/yoga-at-morrisjumel http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/31/yoga-at-morrisjumel Date: May 31, 2015

Awesome Asana Yoga is an hour-long exercise in body stretching and mind cleansing taught by registered yoga teacher Chelsea Best. As Chelsea says, “Awesome Asana offers a unique yogic journey, linking breath with movement in a meditative Vinyasa Flow class style designed to awaken the spirit and bring the body and mind back to a place of peace.” The class is Open Level Vinyasa, and is moderately challenging.

MJM’s Awesome Asana is part of Chelsea’s “Localize Yoga” project, which aims to make yoga affordable and accessible – to present it “as a possibility, rather than as a luxury” – to the denizens of upper Manhattan. The class is $5, and mats, should you need one, are provided.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 923-8008

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

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M073 Roger Morris Park 2015-05-31 2015-05-31 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.8345, -73.9385 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55301789374c7.jpg Thu, 16 Apr 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/31/family-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/31/family-day Date: May 31, 2015

Come join us for a fun-filled day of crafts, games, inflatables, face painting, light refreshments, and more!

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 393-7370

Location: Manton Playground (in Hoover - Manton Playgrounds)

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Q220G Hoover - Manton Playgrounds 2015-05-31 2015-05-31 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7119, -73.8216 Tue, 19 May 2015 16:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Basic Orienteering (light)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/31/basic-orienteering-light http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/31/basic-orienteering-light Date: May 31, 2015

Our Urban Park Ranger hiking guides will introduce you to the hidden gems of New York City.

On orienteering hikes you will learn to strengthen your map reading and compass using skills.

Light hikes feature a leisurely stroll on mostly paved paths. For all hiking programs we recommend wearing comfortable shoes or boots, and packing water and a light snack.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Bloomingdale Park Playground (in Bloomingdale Park)

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R106 Bloomingdale Park 2015-05-31 2015-05-31 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.5354, -74.2083 Wed, 06 May 2015 12:00:13 EDT
<![CDATA[Alley Pond Park Adventure Course: Free Public Sundays]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/31/alley-pond-park-adventure-course-free-public-sundays1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/31/alley-pond-park-adventure-course-free-public-sundays1 Date: May 31, 2015

The Alley Pond Park Adventure Course offers free outdoor adventure that fosters trust, communication, and team building. The program is two-hour adventure which includes both low and high elements. The Adventure Course is open for individuals, small groups of friends, and family.

Space is Limited. Open to ages 8 and up. Minors must be accompanied by an adult. Valid photo identificaiton required. Sneakers required. For the months of July and August pre-registration is required. Please visit http://www.nycgovparks.org/programs/rangers/registration to enter your name into the lottery.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 217-4685

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

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2015-05-31 2015-05-31 1:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.7428, -73.7359 Wed, 22 Apr 2015 17:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Fleece Fun]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/31/fleece-fun http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/31/fleece-fun Date: May 31, 2015

Come to Lefferts Historic House and see how wool was used on a Flatbush farm.

You can brush the wool with carding paddles, spin yarn using a drop spindle, and even make a felt ball to take home with you.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-05-31 2015-05-31 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6643, -73.9639 Wed, 25 Feb 2015 12:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Wave Hill Garden Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/31/garden-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/31/garden-highlights-walk Date: May 31, 2015

Join us for an hour-long tour of seasonal garden highlights. Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-05-31 2015-05-31 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.8991, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5554e914373d0.jpg Fri, 15 May 2015 19:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Greenbelt Garden Club: Natural Pest and Weed Control]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/31/greenbelt-garden-club-natural-pest-and-weed-control http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/31/greenbelt-garden-club-natural-pest-and-weed-control Date: May 31, 2015

Everyone loves fresh fruits and vegetables… including our six- legged friends. Learn natural and safe ways to keep insects and other hungry backyard inhabitants from feasting on your harvest. We will also share tips on how to rid your garden from unwanted plants without using poisons. Make and take home a pesticide-free insect spray for your garden.

This program is suitable for ages 16 and up.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2015-05-31 2015-05-31 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.5884, -74.1391 Tue, 31 Mar 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Shakespeare: The Two Gentlemen of Verona]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/31/bryant-park-shakespeare-the-two-gentlemen-of-verona http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/31/bryant-park-shakespeare-the-two-gentlemen-of-verona Date: May 31, 2015

Bryant Park Shakespeare returns with three productions presented by The Drilling Company.

May 15 - 31: The Two Gentlemen of Verona
July 17 - August 2: Romeo and Juliet
September 4 - 20: The Taming of the Shrew

All are free and open to the public. Performances occur on Fridays and Saturdays from 6:30 - 8:30p.m. and Sundays from 2:00 - 4:00p.m.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-05-31 2015-05-31 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7534, -73.9827 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55157900931d0.jpg Fri, 27 Mar 2015 17:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: West Side Stories]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/31/central-park-tour-west-side-stories http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/31/central-park-tour-west-side-stories Date: May 31, 2015

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

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

Space is limited; advance ticket purchase recommended. Tickets available on-site only with a credit card. Please arrive at the meeting location 15 minutes before the start of the tour to allow time for check in. Out of consideration for other guests we cannot accommodate those arriving after the start time.

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

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) 772-0288

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

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M010 Central Park 2015-05-31 2015-05-31 2:00 pm 3:15 pm 40.782, -73.9714 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51d70601d1d92.jpg Tue, 07 Apr 2015 18:00:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Wave Hill Art Lecture: Site as Springboard, 1977-2015]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/31/lecture-site-as-springboard-19772015 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/31/lecture-site-as-springboard-19772015 Date: May 31, 2015

Wave Hill has a long history of encouraging artists to create new artwork for the grounds and galleries. Director of Arts and Senior Curator Jennifer McGregor will talk about how the approach artists take to working with a site has changed over the past four decades, and how Wave Hill’s curators have created a place for experimentation. Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-549-3200

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-05-31 2015-05-31 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.8987, -73.9125 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5554e88390851.jpg Wed, 20 May 2015 19:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Sweet Spot Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/31/summer-on-the-hudson-sweet-spot-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/31/summer-on-the-hudson-sweet-spot-festival Date: May 31, 2015

We’ve partnered with Musical Directions to bring Sweet Spot Festival to West Harlem Piers Park. Sweet Spot Festival is a family-friendly gathering of community, cultures, and music lovers of all ages, featuring reggae, soulful house, disco, and Afro-beat spun by a rotating collection of North America's most renowned sound architects.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: West Harlem Piers Park

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2015-05-31 2015-05-31 3:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.8188, -73.9611 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551998ad2dfed.JPG Tue, 31 Mar 2015 18:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Music in the Park: The Barons]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/31/music-in-the-park-the-barons http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/31/music-in-the-park-the-barons Date: May 31, 2015

Bring a chair or blanket and enjoy a Doo Wop performance by The Barons.

Sponsored by Queens Borough President Melinda Katz in partnership with Kupferberg Center for the Arts at Queens College.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 393-7370

Location: MacNeil Park (in Macneil Park)

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Q009 Macneil Park 2015-05-31 2015-05-31 4:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.7928, -73.8512 Thu, 28 May 2015 12:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Training 5/31]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/31/training-531 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/31/training-531 Date: May 31, 2015

Training events are designed to help voluntreers apply their online learning to master the TreeKIT mapping method and the Treecorder software before collecting data for TreesCount! 2015. This is a free event. All equipment will be provided. All you need is a willingness to learn!

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location:

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2015-05-31 2015-05-31 5:00 pm 8:00 pm Fri, 22 May 2015 13:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: Nature & Science in Dialogue]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/01/art-in-the-garden-nature-science-in-dialogue http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/01/art-in-the-garden-nature-science-in-dialogue Date: June 1, 2015

Artist Emily Barnett's exhibit of recent collages and installations integrates themes of nature and science using a vocabulary of forms including quantum corrals (an iconic scientific image of individual atoms manipulated with a scanning tunneling microscope), snake skeletons, nests and constellations.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-06-01 2015-06-01 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55316a4e7ba86.jpg Fri, 17 Apr 2015 17:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Ocean Breeze Summer Fitness: Morning Miles]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/01/ocean-breeze-summer-fitness-morning-miles http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/01/ocean-breeze-summer-fitness-morning-miles Date: June 1, 2015

Are you having trouble waking up to work out? Do you need motivation to get those feet moving in the morning? If so, join our team of runners looking to gain ground on your goals one stride or step at a time! It doesn’t matter whether you’re an experienced, recreational or novice runner, Morning Miles welcomes participants of all ages, levels and abilities. Our supportive group running atmosphere will incorporate a combination of speed, strength, and endurance principles that will have you jumping right out of bed, ignoring that snooze button, and lacing up those running shoes.

All classes are weather dependent. In cases of rain, please call (718) 667-3543 to confirm classes are still on.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 667-3543

Location: Midland Beach Splash Plaza (in Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach)

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R046 Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach 2015-06-01 2015-06-01 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.5785, -74.0776 Wed, 03 Jun 2015 12:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition: Mariella Bisson: Sunlight, Water and Gravity]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/01/exhibition-mariella-bisson-sunlight-water-and-gravity http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/01/exhibition-mariella-bisson-sunlight-water-and-gravity Date: June 1, 2015

Mariella Bisson’s large-scale, mixed media paintings of picturesque waterfalls in upstate New York are coupled with her preparatory drawings and watercolors in Sunlight, Water and Gravity. Her paintings, created with hundreds of pieces of layered paper, teeter on the edge of abstraction and representation. The overlapping paper replicates the texture of rushing water and rock strata. Motion, gravity, and the endlessness of geological time are as much the subject of Bisson’s paintings as the actual waterfalls.

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 2015-06-01 2015-06-01 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/553526dd9d9c9.jpg Wed, 06 May 2015 10:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Ocean Breeze Summer Fitness: Breezy Seniors]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/01/ocean-breeze-summer-fitness-breezy-seniors http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/01/ocean-breeze-summer-fitness-breezy-seniors Date: June 1, 2015

Walking is peaceful; it’s therapeutic; it’s soothing. Picture the sun shining, the wind in your hair and the birds flying above. Breezy Seniors, a walking program available to all seniors, offers an escape from your normal daily routine one step at a time! Enjoy nature along the beautiful Staten Island coastline, while chatting with your friends, family and neighbors. This relaxing walking program will have you continuously moving and thinking with movements that emphasize flexibility, endurance, range of motion.

All classes are weather dependent. In cases of rain, please call (718) 667-3543 to confirm classes are still on.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 667-3543

Location: Midland Beach Splash Plaza (in Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach)

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R046 Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach 2015-06-01 2015-06-01 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.5785, -74.0776 Mon, 01 Jun 2015 17:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Heart Smart: A 6-Session Heart Health Education Series!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/01/heart-smart-a-6session-heart-health-education-series http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/01/heart-smart-a-6session-heart-health-education-series Date: June 1, 2015

The 6-session course includes cholesterol and blood pressure screenings. The curriculum will be presented by cardiologists, dietitians, exercise professionals, and yoga instructors. Participants will receive tote bags recipes, exercise bands, and other wellness tools. Both women and men are welcome to enroll!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 860-1380

Location: Pelham Fritz Recreation Center

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2015-06-01 2015-06-01 10:00 am 11:30 am 40.805, -73.945 Thu, 07 May 2015 18:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Resiliency and Elements Art Exhibit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/01/resiliency-and-elements http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/01/resiliency-and-elements Date: June 1, 2015

The Lenape Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition featuring an amalgam of works by Staten Island artists and natural infrastructure projects implemented to make New York City more storm resilient and sustainable.

The opening reception will be held Thursday, April 16 from 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

Location: Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2015-06-01 2015-06-01 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.5026, -74.2518 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551835104e9c8.jpeg Wed, 08 Apr 2015 16:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Exhibitions at Socrates Sculpture Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/01/summer-exhibitions http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/01/summer-exhibitions Date: June 1, 2015

Come see public art projects by Agnes Denes, Heide Fasnacht, Gabriela Albergaria, Verta Lutter and IK Studio. On view through August 30th.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2015-06-01 2015-06-01 10:00 am 8:00 pm 40.7687, -73.9369 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55886d9d8fa4a.jpg Tue, 23 Jun 2015 16:00:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Ocean Breeze Summer Fitness: Breezy Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/01/ocean-breeze-summer-fitness-breezy-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/01/ocean-breeze-summer-fitness-breezy-walk Date: June 1, 2015

Come take in the ocean scenery along the Franklin D. Roosevelt boardwalk as we walk and stride for fitness. Starting from the Splaza, Breezy Walk will include handheld weights and fitness bands. By incorporating various movements along the route, Breeze Walk will provide a relaxing, healthy atmosphere that will brighten your day. Mingle and meet your Ocean Breeze neighbors and have some fun down by the beach.

All classes are weather dependent. In cases of rain, please call (718) 667-3543 to confirm classes are still on.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 667-3543

Location: Midland Beach Splash Plaza (in Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach)

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R046 Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach 2015-06-01 2015-06-01 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.5785, -74.0776 Mon, 01 Jun 2015 17:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/01/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/01/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park Date: June 1, 2015

Visit some of the park's most famous landmarks, including Conservatory Water, Bethesda Terrace, and the Lake, on this east-to-west tour led by Central Park Conservancy guides.

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

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

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M010 Central Park 2015-06-01 2015-06-01 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.7725, -73.967 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5522d5a3da8bf.jpg Tue, 07 Apr 2015 18:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Language Classes]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/01/bryant-park-language-classes http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/01/bryant-park-language-classes Date: June 1, 2015

Ciao! Ola! Konnichiwa! Hola!

Bryant Park speaks Italian, Brazilian Portuguese, Japanese, and Spanish this summer with free classes from inlingua. Learn a new language in these standalone beginner classes. Classes are not cumulative, so you may attend any class throughout the season.

If you find that registration for the class you'd like to take is full, take a chance and drop by! We have been able to accommodate walk-ins at some of our summer classes.

Start time: 11:45 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-06-01 2015-06-01 11:45 am 12:30 pm 40.7534, -73.9827 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551c5dcbae1f1.jpg Fri, 03 Apr 2015 16:00:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/01/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/01/bryant-park-juggling Date: June 1, 2015

Test your coordination and dexterity with free juggling lessons in the park. All skill levels are welcome to join in the fun. Equipment is provided.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 42nd Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-06-01 2015-06-01 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7543, -73.9834 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551c3ca583ca1.jpg Fri, 03 Apr 2015 16:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Adapted Swim Program for People with Disabilities at Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/01/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/01/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities Date: June 1, 2015

The Adapted Aquatics program offers aquatic exercise therapy that ranges from gentle water walking to aerobic-type exercise which improves range of motion, felxibility, mobilty, muscle tone, coordination, focus and strength. It also offers swim instruction that focuses on becoming comfortable in the water and learning basic swimming and safety skills.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 760-6969 ext. 0

Location: Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center

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M063 Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center 2015-06-01 2015-06-01 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.7715, -73.9885 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:18 EST
<![CDATA[Ocean Breeze Summer Fitness: Going the Distance]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/01/ocean-breeze-summer-fitness-going-the-distance http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/01/ocean-breeze-summer-fitness-going-the-distance Date: June 1, 2015

Are you interested in building up your stamina? Do you have trouble maintaining your workout? If so, Going the Distance can help you! We’ll develop your endurance, strengthen your muscles and improve cardiovascular fitness while striving to promote a healthy lifestyle. Come check us out and find out what it means to go the distance!

All classes are weather dependent. In cases of rain, please call (718) 667-3543 to confirm classes are still on.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 667-3543

Location: Midland Beach Splash Plaza (in Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach)

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R046 Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach 2015-06-01 2015-06-01 4:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.5785, -74.0776 Mon, 01 Jun 2015 17:00:10 EDT
<![CDATA[New Music in Bryant Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/01/new-music-in-bryant-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/01/new-music-in-bryant-park Date: June 1, 2015

Award-winning classical and jazz ensembles perform back to back each week, showcasing works commissioned by Chamber Music America.

Performers to be announced soon. Check New Music in Bryant Park for more details.

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-06-01 2015-06-01 5:30 pm 8:00 pm 40.7534, -73.9827 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55158dc76ed01.JPG Fri, 27 Mar 2015 17:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Dancing Under the Stars]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/01/dancing-under-the-stars http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/01/dancing-under-the-stars Date: June 1, 2015

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

Enjoy free ballroom dance lessons for people of all levels.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 235-4100

Location: Wallenberg Square (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2015-06-01 2015-06-01 6:00 pm 7:30 pm 40.7075, -73.8372 Mon, 01 Jun 2015 17:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Total Body Burn]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/01/shape-up-nyc-total-body-burn http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/01/shape-up-nyc-total-body-burn Date: June 1, 2015

Total Body Burn is an intermediate level class which consists of aerobics, a full body workout that helps with balance, muscle strength, and endurance. This instructor is part of the NYC Parks Fitness Instructor Training Program.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

Location: Conference House Park Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2015-06-01 2015-06-01 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.5026, -74.2518 Tue, 24 Mar 2015 16:00:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Shakespeare in the Park: The Tempest]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/01/shakespeare-in-the-park-the-tempest http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/01/shakespeare-in-the-park-the-tempest Date: June 1, 2015

Academy Award nominee Sam Waterston (Newsroom, Law & Order, The Public’s King Lear) returns in The Tempest, Shakespeare’s classic about young love, old enemies and the eternal magic of storytelling. Exiled to a fantastical island, Prospero unleashes a churning storm to shipwreck the traitor brother who stole his throne and settle the score once and for all. But bitter revenge is upended by newfound love in this sublime masterpiece that proves we are all “such stuff as dreams are made on.” Tony Award nominee Michael Greif (Romeo and Juliet, Our Lady of Kibeho, If/Then, Next to Normal) directs.

Visit the Public Theater website for information on getting free tickets.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Delacorte Theater (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-06-01 2015-06-01 8:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.7799, -73.9688 Tue, 26 May 2015 11:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Flute Concert to Benefit MillionTreesNYC]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/01/flute-concert-to-benefit-milliontreesnyc http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/01/flute-concert-to-benefit-milliontreesnyc Date: June 1, 2015

Attend a special concert performance featuring 30 flutists.

This event is free; suggested donation of $15. Donations to benefit MillionTreesNYC in support of caring for young trees throughout New York City.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: St. Luke in the Fields Church

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2015-06-01 2015-06-01 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.7326, -74.0068 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5564dce1121fd.jpg Tue, 26 May 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Ocean Breeze Summer Fitness: Total Body Boot Camp]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/02/ocean-breeze-summer-fitness-total-body-boot-camp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/02/ocean-breeze-summer-fitness-total-body-boot-camp Date: June 2, 2015

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

Total Body Boot Camp is a full body, high intensity workout that will focus on improving overall fitness and building strength. Using light weights and body weight exercises, we’ll activate and develop primary muscle groups as well as secondary, less utilized muscles that get overlooked. By focusing on the entire body, Total Body Boot Camp will allow muscles to trigger simultaneously in order to optimize your results!

All classes are weather dependent. In cases of rain, please call (718) 667-3543 to confirm classes are still on.

Start time: 7:00 am

End time: 8:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 667-3543

Location: Midland Beach Splash Plaza (in Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach)

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R046 Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach 2015-06-02 2015-06-02 7:00 am 8:00 am 40.5785, -74.0776 Mon, 01 Jun 2015 17:00:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/02/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/02/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park2 Date: June 2, 2015

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2015-06-02 2015-06-02 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.8606, -73.9338 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5395c8d750ccf.jpg Fri, 13 Mar 2015 11:00:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/02/bryant-park-tai-chi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/02/bryant-park-tai-chi Date: June 2, 2015

Free classes for all ages and experience levels.

Bryant Park Tai Chi is provided by the CK Tai Chi Chuan Center and led by teachers and students who train at CK Chu Tai Chi under the direction of Jeremy Hubbell.

Classes are rain or shine.

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-06-02 2015-06-02 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.7541, -73.9845 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55145e35cc67f.JPG Thu, 26 Mar 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Master Story Tellers Exhibition (Extended)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/02/master-story-tellers-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/02/master-story-tellers-exhibition Date: June 2, 2015

Classic tales from Hans Christian Anderson, the Brothers Grimm, Edgar Allan Poe, and other master story tellers inspire nineteen children's book artists who create illustrations for children age three through teens in the exhibit MASTER STORY TELLERS.

"These are the classic stories you grew up with as a child interpreted for a contemporary audience," said Donna Miskend, the exhibit curator.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-06-02 2015-06-02 8:00 am 5:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/556f5face9c59.jpg Thu, 04 Jun 2015 12:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Tai Chi for Beginners]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/02/tai-chi-for-beginners http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/02/tai-chi-for-beginners Date: June 2, 2015

Learn basic movements and Tai Chi moves that will improve your balance.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-06-02 2015-06-02 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 12 Mar 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: Nature & Science in Dialogue]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/02/art-in-the-garden-nature-science-in-dialogue http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/02/art-in-the-garden-nature-science-in-dialogue Date: June 2, 2015

Artist Emily Barnett's exhibit of recent collages and installations integrates themes of nature and science using a vocabulary of forms including quantum corrals (an iconic scientific image of individual atoms manipulated with a scanning tunneling microscope), snake skeletons, nests and constellations.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-06-02 2015-06-02 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55316a4e7ba86.jpg Fri, 17 Apr 2015 17:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Tai Chi Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/02/tai-chi-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/02/tai-chi-class Date: June 2, 2015

Please note: due to the weather forecast for Tuesday June 2, this event has been cancelled. We will resume Tai Chi class next week (weather permitting).

This tai chi class with teacher Steven Asherman is appropriate for all levels and abilities. Drop-ins are welcome. Join us!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Garibaldi Plaza (in Washington Square Park)

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M098 Washington Square Park 2015-06-02 2015-06-02 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.7305, -73.997 Mon, 01 Jun 2015 18:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition: Mariella Bisson: Sunlight, Water and Gravity]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/02/exhibition-mariella-bisson-sunlight-water-and-gravity http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/02/exhibition-mariella-bisson-sunlight-water-and-gravity Date: June 2, 2015

Mariella Bisson’s large-scale, mixed media paintings of picturesque waterfalls in upstate New York are coupled with her preparatory drawings and watercolors in Sunlight, Water and Gravity. Her paintings, created with hundreds of pieces of layered paper, teeter on the edge of abstraction and representation. The overlapping paper replicates the texture of rushing water and rock strata. Motion, gravity, and the endlessness of geological time are as much the subject of Bisson’s paintings as the actual waterfalls.

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 2015-06-02 2015-06-02 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/553526dd9d9c9.jpg Wed, 06 May 2015 10:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Fitness Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/02/fitness-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/02/fitness-walk Date: June 2, 2015

Join this free fitness walking program along the beautiful Joe Michaels Mile, adjacent to Little Neck Bay.

Adults only.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 352-4793 ext. 302

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

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Q012 Crocheron Park 2015-06-02 2015-06-02 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.7888, -73.7821 Wed, 04 Mar 2015 18:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Join The Battery Conservancy as a Horticulture Volunteer!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/02/join-the-battery-conservancy-as-a-horticulture-volunteer http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/02/join-the-battery-conservancy-as-a-horticulture-volunteer Date: June 2, 2015

Join the Battery Conservancy as a horticulture volunteer!

Looking for gardening experience in one of New York City's most unique and dynamic downtown parks? Want to strengthen your foundation in horticultural practices and develop new skills? Get your hands dirty with The Battery Conservancy's Horticulture team! In its 25 acres, The Battery boasts 92,000 square feet of gardens, all designed by renowned Dutch garden designer Piet Oudolf. Through preservation and the use of native plants, sustainable plant selections and growing methods, the Conservancy has made a strong commitment to environmental conservation.

Volunteer Description

The Battery Conservancy seeks volunteers for maintenance of plant beds. Activities include raking, weeding, and planting; path maintenance; and other seasonally appropriate horticulture projects. Volunteers should be in good physical condition, and enjoy working outdoors. Basic horticulture skills are a plus, but not required. For more information, visit http://www.thebattery.org/volunteer.

Sign up is required.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Playground (in Battery Park)

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M005 Battery Park 2015-06-02 2015-06-02 9:30 am 12:00 pm 40.7029, -74.0157 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5511a3d5f11e0.jpg Fri, 03 Apr 2015 15:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/02/bryant-park-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/02/bryant-park-yoga Date: June 2, 2015

Perfect your downward dog under the trees at our 12th season of outdoor yoga classes, presented by Athleta with media support from Flavorpill. Mats are provided by Athleta - no need to bring your own!

Bryant Park Yoga also occurs on Thursdays 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m on the lawn.

RSVP online at http://yoga.bryantpark.org. Walk-ins are also welcome.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-06-02 2015-06-02 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7534, -73.9827 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5514604d30270.JPG Wed, 24 Jun 2015 12:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Resiliency and Elements Art Exhibit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/02/resiliency-and-elements http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/02/resiliency-and-elements Date: June 2, 2015

The Lenape Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition featuring an amalgam of works by Staten Island artists and natural infrastructure projects implemented to make New York City more storm resilient and sustainable.

The opening reception will be held Thursday, April 16 from 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

Location: Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2015-06-02 2015-06-02 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.5026, -74.2518 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551835104e9c8.jpeg Wed, 08 Apr 2015 16:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Exhibitions at Socrates Sculpture Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/02/summer-exhibitions http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/02/summer-exhibitions Date: June 2, 2015

Come see public art projects by Agnes Denes, Heide Fasnacht, Gabriela Albergaria, Verta Lutter and IK Studio. On view through August 30th.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2015-06-02 2015-06-02 10:00 am 8:00 pm 40.7687, -73.9369 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55886d9d8fa4a.jpg Tue, 23 Jun 2015 16:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Meditation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/02/bryant-park-meditation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/02/bryant-park-meditation Date: June 2, 2015

Meditate in the heart of the big city with Ziva Meditation. Reduce your level of stress, perform at the top of your game more consistently, improve the quality of your sleep, and do less and accomplish more with this free weekly class. No registration required; all levels welcome.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Fifth Avenue Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-06-02 2015-06-02 11:00 am 11:30 am 40.7528, -73.9816 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551d5d599e94e.JPG Fri, 03 Apr 2015 17:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/02/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/02/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: June 2, 2015

Some of New York’s most iconic sights are found in Central Park, including the fountain at Bethesda Terrace and Bow Bridge. Join Central Park Conservancy guides for an insider’s look at the world’s greatest urban park.

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

Space is limited; advance ticket purchase recommended. Please arrive at the meeting location 15 minutes before the start of the tour to allow time for check-in. Out of consideration for other guests we cannot accommodate those arriving after the start time.

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2015-06-02 2015-06-02 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.7691, -73.9741 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5522d225a5880.jpg Tue, 07 Apr 2015 18:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Ocean Breeze Summer Fitness: Jump into Summer]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/02/ocean-breeze-summer-fitness-jump-into-summer http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/02/ocean-breeze-summer-fitness-jump-into-summer Date: June 2, 2015

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

Can’t wait for beach season? Well you’re not alone! Summer is just around the corner and there is no better way to get your body moving than to just jump on in! Jump into Summer is a jump rope interval training program designed to enhance endurance, stamina, and coordination. Jumping rope offers a great way to tone various parts of your body while concentrating on cardiovascular fitness and health.

All classes are weather dependent. In cases of rain, please call (718) 667-3543 to confirm classes are still on.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 667-3543

Location: Midland Beach Splash Plaza (in Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach)

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R046 Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach 2015-06-02 2015-06-02 11:00 am 11:30 am 40.5785, -74.0776 Mon, 01 Jun 2015 17:00:11 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/02/garden-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/02/garden-highlights-walk Date: June 2, 2015

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

This event is free, and admission to the grounds is free until noon.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-06-02 2015-06-02 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.8991, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5565f6e18fa94.jpg Thu, 28 May 2015 11:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Ocean Breeze Summer Fitness: AbDominator]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/02/ocean-breeze-summer-fitness-abdominator http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/02/ocean-breeze-summer-fitness-abdominator Date: June 2, 2015

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

Do you remember the days of toned, tight abdominal muscles? Well, those days aren’t gone forever and we can help you get them back! AbDominator offers an intense abdominal and core focused fitness program equipped with variable and adaptable workouts. This program is designed to strengthen the core and burn fat while increasing flexibility by incorporating time for stretching. AbDominator is able to focus on movements that activate your upper and lower abdominals as well as your obliques.

All classes are weather dependent. In cases of rain, please call (718) 667-3543 to confirm classes are still on.

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 667-3543

Location: Midland Beach Splash Plaza (in Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach)

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R046 Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach 2015-06-02 2015-06-02 11:30 am 12:00 pm 40.5785, -74.0776 Mon, 01 Jun 2015 17:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/02/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/02/bryant-park-juggling Date: June 2, 2015

Test your coordination and dexterity with free juggling lessons in the park. All skill levels are welcome to join in the fun. Equipment is provided.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 42nd Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-06-02 2015-06-02 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7543, -73.9834 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551c3ca583ca1.jpg Fri, 03 Apr 2015 16:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Abs Workout]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/02/abs-work-out http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/02/abs-work-out Date: June 2, 2015

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 2015-06-02 2015-06-02 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:15 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Reading Room: BookClub Discussion on Elective Affinities]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/02/bryant-park-reading-room-bookclub-discussion-on-elective-affinities http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/02/bryant-park-reading-room-bookclub-discussion-on-elective-affinities Date: June 2, 2015

Join us for a book club discussion on Elective Affinities by Goethe, facilitated by George Prochnik, The Impossible Exile: Stefan Zweig at the End of the World.

Stop by and pick up a free advanced copy of your book club choice while supply lasts.

Produced in partnership with Oxford University Press, Inc. (OUP USA).

Rain information: In case of rain, events are held under a tent at the Reading Room. In case of severe weather, please check bryantpark.org for the indoor location.

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Reading Room (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-06-02 2015-06-02 12:30 pm 1:30 pm 40.7542, -73.9833 Thu, 28 May 2015 11:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Meditation and Hatha Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/02/meditationtasha-valentin http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/02/meditationtasha-valentin Date: June 2, 2015

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. The focus of the class will be breathing, sound, and mindfullness.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-06-02 2015-06-02 1:00 pm 1:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 29 May 2015 12:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Summer Sports Experience]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/02/summer-sports-experience2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/02/summer-sports-experience2 Date: June 2, 2015

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

Pitch, shoot and score with NYC Parks! Summer Sports Experience welcomes kids to join this free program focused on developing sports skills. Kids will play a variety of sports each day, and can come every session, or just once. Take your pick! The program is available in all five boroughs, so find the one nearest you.

To get started, please register by email with Manhattan Borough Coordinator Anthony Traverso (click here to email him). See you there!

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 927-2012

Location: Highbridge Recreation Center (in Highbridge Park)

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M037 Highbridge Park 2015-06-02 2015-06-02 2:00 pm 7:30 pm 40.8426, -73.9343 Thu, 28 May 2015 10:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/02/summer-sports-experience4 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/02/summer-sports-experience4 Date: June 2, 2015

Pitch, shoot and score with NYC Parks! Summer Sports Experience welcomes kids to join this free program focused on developing sports skills. Kids will play a variety of sports each day, and can come every session, or just once. Take your pick! The program is available in all five boroughs, so find the one nearest you.

To get started, please register by email with Bronx Borough Coordinator Christopher Suarez (click here to email him). See you there!

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 402-5155

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

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2015-06-02 2015-06-02 2:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.8108, -73.9147 Mon, 04 May 2015 14:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Chair Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/02/chair-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/02/chair-yoga Date: June 2, 2015

Learn how to adapt traditional yoga poses while sitting or standing with the support of a chair.

Outdoor classes combine stretching, strengthening, and breathing techniques designed to relieve stress, calm the mind, and increase mobility.

This class is led by a member from the Yoga for Bliss team. Chair yoga is suitable for all ages, fitness levels, and physical conditions.

Classes are held indoors during inclement weather.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-06-02 2015-06-02 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.8991, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5565fa8fccafc.jpg Thu, 28 May 2015 11:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Ocean Breeze Summer Fitness: Breezy Bodies]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/02/ocean-breeze-summer-fitness-breezy-bodies http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/02/ocean-breeze-summer-fitness-breezy-bodies Date: June 2, 2015

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

Have you ever been sore after a night of dancing? If so, you’re not alone! Dancing is one of the best ways to work out and Breezy Bodies offers just that! By providing an atmosphere of upbeat dancing, Breezy Bodies with focus on cardiovascular fitness, coordination and strengthening of your core muscles. Feel the rhythm, feel the beat and feel yourself getting into shape by doing something that you love!

All classes are weather dependent. In cases of rain, please call (718) 667-3543 to confirm classes are still on.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 667-3543

Location: Midland Beach Splash Plaza (in Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach)

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R046 Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach 2015-06-02 2015-06-02 3:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.5785, -74.0776 Mon, 01 Jun 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Tuesdays at The Pavilion: Arts & Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/02/tuesdays-at-the-pavilion-arts-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/02/tuesdays-at-the-pavilion-arts-crafts Date: June 2, 2015

Union Square Park's playground isn't the only place kids can have fun in the park! Bring your little ones to The Pavilion in the North Plaza every Tuesday at 3 p.m. to explore fun new topics every month through arts and crafts!

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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M089 Union Square Park 2015-06-02 2015-06-02 3:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.7364, -73.9899 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/552d22b9b8f61.jpg Tue, 14 Apr 2015 11:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/02/summer-sports-experience3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/02/summer-sports-experience3 Date: June 2, 2015

Pitch, shoot and score with NYC Parks! Summer Sports Experience welcomes kids to join this free program focused on developing sports skills. Kids will play a variety of sports each day, and can come every session, or just once. Take your pick! The program is available in all five boroughs, so find the one nearest you.

To get started, please register by email with Queens Recreation (click here to email them). See you there!

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 263-1163

Location: Lost Battalion Playground (in Lost Battalion Hall Recreation Center)

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Q401 Lost Battalion Hall Recreation Center 2015-06-02 2015-06-02 3:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.7322, -73.865 Mon, 11 May 2015 10:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids in Culture Class: Salmagundi 'Plein Air' Painting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/02/kids-in-culture-class-salmagundi-plein-air-painting http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/02/kids-in-culture-class-salmagundi-plein-air-painting Date: June 2, 2015

Please note: This event has moved to a rain location: Salmagundi Club, 47 Fifth Avenue (at 12th Street).

The Washington Square Association, NYC Parks, the Salmagundi Club, and the Marshall Chess Club have partnered to provide free, fun kids activities in Washington Square Park the last week of May and the first week of June.

The painting class will be taught by some of the Club's eminent artists who have enthusiastically embraced the opportunity to reach budding artists. This series will begin on Tuesday, May 26. It. will take place twice a week on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 3:30 to 5:30, through June 4.

Find out more and RSVP here.

Start time: 3:30 pm

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Salmagundi Club

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2015-06-02 2015-06-02 3:30 pm 5:30 pm 40.7342, -73.9945 Tue, 02 Jun 2015 12:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/02/bryant-park-juggling1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/02/bryant-park-juggling1 Date: June 2, 2015

Test your coordination and dexterity with free juggling lessons in the park. All skill levels are welcome to join in the fun. Equipment is provided.

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 42nd Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-06-02 2015-06-02 5:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.7543, -73.9834 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551c40306ac5e.jpg Fri, 03 Apr 2015 16:00:13 EDT
<![CDATA[Our World Remade: A World War I Reading & Discussion Group]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/02/our-world-remade-a-world-war-i-reading-discussion-group http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/02/our-world-remade-a-world-war-i-reading-discussion-group Date: June 2, 2015

On the centennial of the "war to end all wars," Morris-Jumel Mansion is hosting a book club, sponsored by the New York Council for the Humanities, delving into the period's history, poetry, and literature.

Among the questions to be considered are: how did it come about; why did it continue; and how did its participants cope physically, intellectually and artistically?

The club is six sessions long and books are provided. Light refreshments will be served. Participation is free, though advanced registration is recommended. Please call (212) 923-8008 or visit ourworldremade.brownpapertickets.com to register.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 923-8008

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

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M073 Roger Morris Park 2015-06-02 2015-06-02 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.8345, -73.9385 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55563df22ab7c.jpg Tue, 19 May 2015 15:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Summer on the Hudson: Pilates in the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/02/summer-on-the-hudson-pilates-in-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/02/summer-on-the-hudson-pilates-in-the-park Date: June 2, 2015

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

Join instructor Melissa Ricci, CPT, PMA from Base Fitness® for a flowing, multi-level Pilates mat class that will tone and balance your muscles, align your body, strengthen your core, and give you renewed energy!

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: The Plaza at 66th Street (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2015-06-02 2015-06-02 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.777, -73.9907 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55199bac73ff4.JPG Tue, 02 Jun 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Painting Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/02/arts-culture-fun-presents-an-art-making-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/02/arts-culture-fun-presents-an-art-making-workshop Date: June 2, 2015

Back by popular demand, join artist Amy Digi for an rooftop painting workshop, hosted in partnership with the Art Students League’s Seeds of the League program! Participants will learn how to paint from observation, plus basics about materials, color mixing and composition. You'll get to take home your painting! Supplies are provided for you. No experience is necessary. Amy Digi is a United States Coast Guard Artist and is included in their permanent collection. She is also an artist in the prestigious Art in Embassies Program. Amy studied at the League and received her MFA from Lehman College and BFA from Pratt Institute. She exhibits prolifically in the New York area. Space is limited-please RSVP. Rain or shine! (We move the class indoors in case of rain

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 242-5228

Location: Tony Dapolito Recreation Center

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2015-06-02 2015-06-02 6:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.7295, -74.0055 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/553e2f8a425c0.jpg Tue, 05 May 2015 18:00:04 EDT