NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2015 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://nyc.gov/parks/events NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Thu, 30 Jul 2015 23:09:41 GMT <![CDATA[Native Plant Ecology Walk: The Past and Present of Prospect Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/21/native-plant-ecology-walk-the-past-and-present-of-prospect-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/21/native-plant-ecology-walk-the-past-and-present-of-prospect-park Date: May 21, 2015

Join the Natural Areas Conservancy and the Prospect Park Alliance for a guided walk through Prospect Park – one of Brooklyn’s remaining native forests!

Our expert ecologists, and guest speaker Ed Toth, Director of the Greenbelt Native Plant Center, will show you the native plants and unique forest features of the park, as well as highlight the importance of native plants to the ecological health of the park and New York City.

The walk will be followed by light refreshments and an exclusive presentation of findings from the Natural Areas Conservancy's first-ever, citywide ecological and social assessment project.

Please be prepared with walking shoes and water, if needed.

Space is limited. Register here.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-05-21 2015-05-21 7:00 pm 8:30 pm 40.6617, -73.9708 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/554cb92026b1c.jpg Mon, 11 May 2015 14:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Natural Areas Conservancy: Prospect Park Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/21/natural-areas-conservancy-lecture http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/21/natural-areas-conservancy-lecture Date: May 21, 2015

Join the Natural Areas Conservancy and the Prospect Park Alliance for a guided walk through Prospect Park, one of Brooklyn’s last remaining native forests.

Expert ecologists will show you the native plants and unique forest features of the Park, as well as highlight the importance of native plants to the ecological health of the park and New York City.

Afterwards, enjoy light refreshments and a presentation of findings from the first-ever, citywide assessment of natural areas.

Please wear walking shoes and bring water, if needed.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-05-21 2015-05-21 7:00 pm 8:30 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 Fri, 01 May 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Partnerships Academy: Stewardship 101: How To Get Involved With Your Community Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/21/partnerships-academy-stewardship-101-how-to-get-involved-with-your-community-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/21/partnerships-academy-stewardship-101-how-to-get-involved-with-your-community-park Date: May 21, 2015

Do you care about the NYC parks, trees, and green spaces where you work or live? Want to do more to help out?

The Partnerships Academy is a free training program that supports community-based park groups and individual volunteers to achieve success. Whether you are new to volunteering in parks, or already involved, this training will help you get clear on your next step.

At this training, you will:

  • Get connected to free tools, paint, and supplies to run your own park project.
  • Learn what a "Friends of" park group is and how you can join or start one.
  • Get tips on the best NYC resources for green space enthusiasts.
  • Find out how your company or group can volunteer in parks.
  • Learn from other New Yorkers who have made a difference in their parks and communities.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 788-1965

Location: Picnic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-05-21 2015-05-21 7:00 pm 8:30 pm 40.6655, -73.9716 Mon, 11 May 2015 11:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Yoga in the Orangerie: Intermediate Level]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/22/yoga-in-the-orangerieintermediate-level http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/22/yoga-in-the-orangerieintermediate-level Date: May 22, 2015

The benefits of yoga are well known: de-stress, get strong and flexible, and have fun!

Deepen your practice in a steady, mindful approach at the intermediate level. This class is taught by certified yoga teacher Ann Casapini in a serene, sunlit space.

The ten-class series meets on Fridays; class size limited to 12. Please bring your own mat. Registration and pre-payment required (718) 885-1461 or info@bpmm.org.

Start time: 7:00 am

End time: 8:15 am

Contact phone: (718) 885-1461

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2015-05-22 2015-05-22 7:00 am 8:15 am 40.8719, -73.8055 Thu, 05 Mar 2015 18:00:08 EST
<![CDATA[TreesCount! 2015 Training Session]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/22/training-522 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/22/training-522 Date: May 22, 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: 8:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: 100 Essex Drive, Staten Island

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2015-05-22 2015-05-22 8:00 am 3:00 pm 40.58202200000000000, -74.15784900000000000 Fri, 17 Jul 2015 12:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: Nature & Science in Dialogue]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/22/art-in-the-garden-nature-science-in-dialogue http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/22/art-in-the-garden-nature-science-in-dialogue Date: May 22, 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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2015-05-22 2015-05-22 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[Ocean Breeze Summer Fitness: Going the Distance]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/22/ocean-breeze-summer-fitness-going-the-distance http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/22/ocean-breeze-summer-fitness-going-the-distance Date: May 22, 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 is means to go the Distance!

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 2015-05-22 2015-05-22 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.5785, -74.0776 Mon, 11 May 2015 17:00:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Master Story Tellers Exhbition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/22/master-story-tellers-exhbition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/22/master-story-tellers-exhbition Date: May 22, 2015

Classic tales from Hans Christian Andersen, the Brothers Grimm, Edgar Allan Poe, and master story tellers, inspire nineteen children's book artists who create illustrations for children age three through teens in this exhibit. The show will include events for children and adults. "These are the classic stories you grew up with as a child interpreted for a contemporaty audience," said Donna Miskend, the exhibit curator.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-05-22 2015-05-22 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551303695a60c.jpg Wed, 25 Mar 2015 17:00:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Yoga in the Orangerie: Gentle Level One]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/22/yoga-in-the-orangeriegentle-level-one http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/22/yoga-in-the-orangeriegentle-level-one Date: May 22, 2015

The benefits of yoga are well known: de-stress, get strong and flexible, and have fun!

Deepen your practice in a steady, mindful approach and learn the basics of yoga in this beginner class.

This class is taught by certified yoga teacher Ann Casapini in a serene, sunlit space. The ten-class series meets on Fridays; class size limited to 12. Please bring your own mat. Registration and pre-payment is required at (718) 885.1461 or info@bpmm.org.

Start time: 8:45 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 885-1461

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2015-05-22 2015-05-22 8:45 am 10:00 am 40.8719, -73.8055 Thu, 05 Mar 2015 18:00:07 EST
<![CDATA[Exhibition: Mariella Bisson: Sunlight, Water and Gravity]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/22/exhibition-mariella-bisson-sunlight-water-and-gravity http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/22/exhibition-mariella-bisson-sunlight-water-and-gravity Date: May 22, 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 2015-05-22 2015-05-22 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: Parents and I Chalk Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/22/ocean-breeze-summer-fitness-parents-and-i-chalk-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/22/ocean-breeze-summer-fitness-parents-and-i-chalk-art Date: May 22, 2015

Looking for an activity to participate in with your child? Come work together and collaborate as we develop their imagination and create one of a kind masterpieces. Along with their adult, children will create theme inspired chalk art that will promote creativity and utilize their imagination.

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 2015-05-22 2015-05-22 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.5785, -74.0776 Mon, 01 Jun 2015 17:00:15 EDT
<![CDATA[Resiliency and Elements Art Exhibit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/22/resiliency-and-elements http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/22/resiliency-and-elements Date: May 22, 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 2015-05-22 2015-05-22 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/2015/05/22/summer-exhibitions http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/22/summer-exhibitions Date: May 22, 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 2015-05-22 2015-05-22 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: Total Body Boot Camp]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/22/ocean-breeze-summer-fitness-total-body-boot-camp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/22/ocean-breeze-summer-fitness-total-body-boot-camp Date: May 22, 2015

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!

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 2015-05-22 2015-05-22 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.5785, -74.0776 Mon, 11 May 2015 17:00:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/22/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/22/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: May 22, 2015

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

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

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review our Policies carefully.

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2015-05-22 2015-05-22 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.7691, -73.9741 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/557b40985853e.jpg Fri, 12 Jun 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Tai Chi Class for Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/22/tai-chiadults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/22/tai-chiadults Date: May 22, 2015

Learn the correct Tai Chi walk, movement and breathing techniques for health, balance and well-being.

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-05-22 2015-05-22 11:30 am 12:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:19 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/22/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/22/bryant-park-juggling Date: May 22, 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 2015-05-22 2015-05-22 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7543, -73.9834 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551c3ca583ca1.jpg Fri, 03 Apr 2015 16:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Exploration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/22/nature-exploration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/22/nature-exploration Date: May 22, 2015

Join the Prospect Park Alliance for nature education programs at the Prospect Park Audubon Center, the first urban Audubon Center in the nation.

  • Discovery Pack, 12–4 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 April, play Habitat Bingo, search for birds and design a home for one of the Park's many living things. In May, monitor the development of plants that supply food and shelter for birds in Prospect Park.
  • Bird Nerds Game Hour, 2 pm
    Test your knowledge of birds in this fun, mildly competitive hour of puzzles, Bingo, card games, and more!
  • Nature on the Go!, 3 pm
    An Alliance Naturalist will lead children and families to areas near the Audubon Center, where you can learn about the nature that is all around us and participate in a Citizen Science project.
  • Animal Encounter, 4 pm
    Curious as to how “Snappy” the turtle got her name? Want to watch the snake gobble up a mouse? Join Alliance Naturalists in learning more about the animals in the Audubon Center’s collection and even assist in an actual feeding.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-05-22 2015-05-22 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 Mon, 09 Mar 2015 19:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Cardio Toning]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/22/shape-up-nyc-cardio-toning http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/22/shape-up-nyc-cardio-toning Date: May 22, 2015

An exercise class focusing on your core through a combination of strength, balance and toning exercises that raise the heart rate to burn calories and strengthen the cardio-respiratory system. Workout mat recommended.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-05-22 2015-05-22 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:14 EST
<![CDATA[Drifting in Daylight]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/22/drifting-in-daylight http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/22/drifting-in-daylight Date: May 22, 2015

Drifting in Daylight is a dreamy springtime pathway of art that winds through the world’s most iconic park. The multi-part art installation includes performative, participatory, and perceptual work by artists Spencer Finch, Alicia Framis, Nina Katchadourian, Ragnar Kjartansson, Marc Bamuthi Joseph, David Levine, Karyn Olivier, and Lauri Stallings + glo. These works include a soft-serve ice cream truck serving free cones containing ice cream the color of a Central Park sunset, a boat filled with musicians floating on the Harlem Meer, and actors quietly performing moments from iconic movie scenes shot in the park.

As the centerpiece of Central Park Conservancy’s 35th anniversary celebration, this free public exhibition aims to draw visitors into the park’s beautiful north end, much of which has been expertly restored by the Conservancy. The six-weekend show will tempt visitors to transcend their busy lives, losing themselves along a playful trail of sensory experiences.

Visit the Drifting in Daylight website for more information and a detailed map.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Conservatory Garden (in Central Park),The Great Hill (in Central Park),Harlem Meer near Malcolm X Blvd Entrance (in Central Park),Path around Harlem Meer (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-05-22 2015-05-22 12:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.7937, -73.9522; 40.7977, -73.9587; 40.7975, -73.9532; 40.7953, -73.9519 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5550d406e8878.JPG Wed, 10 Jun 2015 12:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Adapted Swim Program for People with Disabilities at Roy Wilkins Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/22/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities4 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/22/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities4 Date: May 22, 2015

The Adapted Aquatics program offers aquatic exercise therapy that ranges from gentle water walking to aerobic-type exercise which improves range of motion, flexibility, mobility, 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: Roy Wilkins Recreation Center

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Q448 Roy Wilkins Recreation Center 2015-05-22 2015-05-22 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.6881, -73.7701 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:21 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Fencing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/22/bryant-park-fencing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/22/bryant-park-fencing Date: May 22, 2015

Take a stab at the modern sport of fencing with masters from Manhattan Fencing Center. No prior experience needed and equipment is provided.

Call (212) 382-2255 to pre-register or take a chance and drop by. Must be 16 or older to participate.

For more information, check out the Fencing post on the Bryant Park Blog.

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Fifth Avenue Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-05-22 2015-05-22 1:30 pm 2:30 pm 40.7528, -73.9816 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551c5d9ace645.jpg Fri, 03 Apr 2015 16:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Belvedere's Kingdom]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/22/central-park-tour-belvederes-kingdom http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/22/central-park-tour-belvederes-kingdom Date: May 22, 2015

Completed in 1872, Belvedere Castle offers grand views of the landscape it dominates just west of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Join Central Park Conservancy guides on this tour of the area's best-loved attractions, including Belvedere Castle, the Great Lawn, Turtle Pond, and the 3,500-year-old Obelisk, commonly known as Cleopatra’s Needle.

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

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

Ticket sales are final. Tours take place rain or shine, except in extreme weather conditions (heavy rain, sustained winds of 30 mph or more, snowstorms, and a wind chill below 25 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: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Belvedere Castle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-05-22 2015-05-22 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.7793, -73.9691 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/530fef2612e4a.jpg Tue, 07 Apr 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Adapted Swim Program for People with Disabilities at Hansborough Pool & Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/22/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/22/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities1 Date: May 22, 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: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

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

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

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M131 Hansborough Recreation Center 2015-05-22 2015-05-22 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.8128, -73.9393 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:19 EST
<![CDATA[Adapted Swim Program for People with Disabilities at Metropolitan Pool & Fitness Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/22/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/22/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities2 Date: May 22, 2015

The Adapted Aquatics program offers aquatic exercise therapy that ranges from gentle water walking to aerobic-type exercise which improves range of motion, flexibility, mobility, 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: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

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

Location: Metropolitan Pool & Fitness Center (in Metropolitan Recreation Center)

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B085 Metropolitan Recreation Center 2015-05-22 2015-05-22 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.715, -73.9603 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:20 EST
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/22/summer-sports-experience1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/22/summer-sports-experience1 Date: May 22, 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 2015-05-22 2015-05-22 2:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.8108, -73.9147 Mon, 04 May 2015 14:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/22/summer-sports-experience2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/22/summer-sports-experience2 Date: May 22, 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 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 2015-05-22 2015-05-22 2:00 pm 7:30 pm 40.8426, -73.9343 Mon, 04 May 2015 14:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Seasonal Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/22/seasonal-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/22/seasonal-crafts Date: May 22, 2015

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-05-22 2015-05-22 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:16 EST
<![CDATA[Adapted Swim Program for People with Disabilities at Asser Levy Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/22/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/22/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities Date: May 22, 2015

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

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

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

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

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M164 Asser Levy Playground 2015-05-22 2015-05-22 3:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7361, -73.9757 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:17 EST
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/22/summer-sports-experience3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/22/summer-sports-experience3 Date: May 22, 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 2015-05-22 2015-05-22 3:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.7322, -73.865 Mon, 11 May 2015 10:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Adapted Swim Program for People with Disabilities at St. Mary's Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/22/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/22/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities3 Date: May 22, 2015

The Adapted Aquatics program offers aquatic exercise therapy that ranges from gentle water walking to aerobic-type exercise which improves range of motion, flexibility, mobility, 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: 3:45 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

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

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

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2015-05-22 2015-05-22 3:45 pm 5:00 pm 40.8108, -73.9147 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:21 EST
<![CDATA[UCC Youth Farm: Annual Plant Sale]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/22/ucc-youth-farm-annual-plant-sale http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/22/ucc-youth-farm-annual-plant-sale Date: May 22, 2015

Pick up seedlings like bitter melon, hot peppers, seasoning peppers, thick leaf calalloo, and collards to get your season started! Plus free seeds.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 649-7979

Location: UCC Youth Farm

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2015-05-22 2015-05-22 4:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.6657, -73.8868 Fri, 01 May 2015 16:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Ocean Breeze Summer Fitness: Instructional Shot Put]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/22/ocean-breeze-summer-fitness-instructional-shot-put http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/22/ocean-breeze-summer-fitness-instructional-shot-put Date: May 22, 2015

Ever wonder what happens on the “field” during a track & field meet? Join us for a crash course as we introduce you to the Shot Put. This program is dedicated to teaching the explosive movements and techniques of some of the world’s most powerful athletes. Beginner to advanced throwers can benefit from this technical advancement. This program will target both Olympic techniques while observing safety in every aspect. All skills and techniques gathered within this program are transferrable to alternative sports and activities.

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 2015-05-22 2015-05-22 4:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.5785, -74.0776 Mon, 11 May 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Adaptive Wheelchair Softball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/22/wheelchair-softball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/22/wheelchair-softball Date: May 22, 2015

Wheelchair softball was born over 25 years ago in the Midwest by a few individuals with spinal cord injuries and lower extremity impairments, who still wanted to enjoy America's greatest pastime. These individuals needed to develop a way of playing that would allow easy maneuverability in a wheelchair and keep the fast pace of softball. Thus, a new game was born and played on hard surfaces, such as a parking lots, with a 16-inch softball, which allows wheelchair players to keep one hand one the wheelchair while catching a softball without a glove.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Patterson Playground

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X155 Patterson Playground 2015-05-22 2015-05-22 5:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.8158, -73.9225 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5540f68657b03.jpg Wed, 29 Apr 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Adapted Swim Program for People with Disabilities at Flushing Meadows Corona Park Aquatics Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/22/free-adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/22/free-adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities Date: May 22, 2015

The Adapted Aquatics program offers aquatic exercise therapy that ranges from gentle water walking to aerobic-type exercise whichimproves range of motion, flexibility, mobility, muscle tone, coordination, focis and strength, it also focuses on becoming comfortable in the water and learning basic swimming and safety skills.

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

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

Location: Flushing Meadows Corona Park Aquatics Center

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2015-05-22 2015-05-22 5:30 pm 6:30 pm 40.7516, -73.8372 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:39 EST
<![CDATA[Night Lights at Wave Hill]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/22/night-lights-at-wave-hill http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/22/night-lights-at-wave-hill Date: May 22, 2015

Wave Hill’s 50th anniversary festivities reach a crescendo this spring with a month-long celebration, when, for the first time in Wave Hill’s history, visitors will be invited to attend in the evening to enjoy the garden landscape at a time of day and during a season when it is normally closed to the public. Take in The Lightening: a Project for Wave Hill’s Aquatic Garden, an immersive, plein-air installation by acclaimed artist by Chris Doyle, with music by composer Jeremy Turner, recorded by the Brooklyn Youth Chorus. Stop by Glyndor Gallery to see Chris Doyle: Landscape Fictions. Visit The Shop, The Café and the Marco Polo Stufano Conservatory, and enjoy informal piano performances in Wave Hill House. This evening’s pianist is Janice Friedman.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-549-3200

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-05-22 2015-05-22 6:30 pm 9:30 pm 40.8987, -73.9125 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/553e5e4664a20.jpg Mon, 27 Apr 2015 14:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Shakespeare: The Two Gentlemen of Verona]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/22/bryant-park-shakespeare-the-two-gentlemen-of-verona http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/22/bryant-park-shakespeare-the-two-gentlemen-of-verona Date: May 22, 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 2015-05-22 2015-05-22 6:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.7534, -73.9827 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55157562ed022.jpg Fri, 27 Mar 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Lola Star's Dreamland Roller Disco Party: Xanadu]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/22/lola-stars-dreamland-roller-disco-party-xanadu http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/22/lola-stars-dreamland-roller-disco-party-xanadu Date: May 22, 2015

The Lefrak Center at Lakeside will host themed DJ Roller Disco Dancing. Each Friday night showcases a new theme from 70s Glitter to 80s Glam, dazzling performers, kitschy contests, giveaways and more!

Lola Star and her fabulous array of guests and performers will get you moving every Friday night at Lakeside.

Glitter and sparkle at this Xanadu-themed roller disco skate party! Dress and skate for the themed party! Prizes will be given out for those that sparkle the brightest.

For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit the Dreamland Roller Disco website.

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 462-0040

Location: Lefrak Center at Lakeside (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-05-22 2015-05-22 7:30 pm 10:00 pm 40.6573, -73.9637 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/555f4d7007221.JPG Fri, 22 May 2015 12:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Master Story Tellers Exhbition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/23/master-story-tellers-exhbition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/23/master-story-tellers-exhbition Date: May 23, 2015

Classic tales from Hans Christian Andersen, the Brothers Grimm, Edgar Allan Poe, and master story tellers, inspire nineteen children's book artists who create illustrations for children age three through teens in this exhibit. The show will include events for children and adults. "These are the classic stories you grew up with as a child interpreted for a contemporaty audience," said Donna Miskend, the exhibit curator.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-05-23 2015-05-23 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551303695a60c.jpg Wed, 25 Mar 2015 17:00:15 EDT
<![CDATA[Greenmarket at Grand Army Plaza]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/23/greenmarket-at-grand-army-plaza http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/23/greenmarket-at-grand-army-plaza Date: May 23, 2015

At what other market can you do all your food shopping, sample local wine and explore Brooklyn's favorite park? Established in 1989, the Grand Army Plaza greenmarket is the flagship Brooklyn market. EBT/Food Stamps and WIC & Senior FMNP coupons accepted year-round.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Grand Army Plaza

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B040 Grand Army Plaza 2015-05-23 2015-05-23 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.6735, -73.9701 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:07 EST
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Henry Hudson Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/23/its-my-park-henry-hudson-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/23/its-my-park-henry-hudson-park Date: May 23, 2015

This It's My Park season, volunteer with the Stewards of Henry Hudson Park rain or shine!

Start your Saturday mornings at this Bronx Park. Help to amplify its beauty and sustain community with general cleanups and gardening. Rain or shine there will be something for everyone to do at this unique park!

Please register for the project at dp.reynolds@verizon.net. Walk-ons are welcome.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 635-2813

Location: Henry Hudson Monument (in Henry Hudson Park)

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X080 Henry Hudson Park 2015-05-23 2015-05-23 8:00 am 12:00 pm 40.8824, -73.9184 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/555228029ff87.JPG Wed, 17 Jun 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: Nature & Science in Dialogue]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/23/art-in-the-garden-nature-science-in-dialogue http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/23/art-in-the-garden-nature-science-in-dialogue Date: May 23, 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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2015-05-23 2015-05-23 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[Bird Walks at Van Cortlandt Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/23/bird-walks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/23/bird-walks Date: May 23, 2015

The history of birding and Van Cortlandt Park are inseparable. Influential birders such as Roger Tory Peterson and Allan D. Cruickshank got their starts on Van Cortlandt’s ecologically diverse grounds. These walks, led by NYC Audobon experts, celebrate the tradition set forth by these great ornithologists. Participants will look for various species of residents and migrants and discuss a wide range of avian topics. For more information, please call (212) 691-7483.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 691-7483

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2015-05-23 2015-05-23 8:00 am 9:30 am 40.8911, -73.894 Thu, 28 May 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Bird Watching Around Strack Pond]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/23/bird-watching-around-strack-pond http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/23/bird-watching-around-strack-pond Date: May 23, 2015

Start your day with an early morning bird watching walk led by Jean Loscalzo of the Queens County Bird Club.

Binoculars recommended.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 235-4462

Location: Forest Park Visitor Center (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2015-05-23 2015-05-23 8:00 am 10:00 am 40.7007, -73.855 Tue, 07 Apr 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Van Cortlandt Track Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/23/van-cortlandt-track-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/23/van-cortlandt-track-club Date: May 23, 2015

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

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Van Cortlandt Stadium (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2015-05-23 2015-05-23 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.888, -73.8968 Wed, 06 May 2015 12:02:48 EDT
<![CDATA[ESL Beginners Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/23/esl-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/23/esl-class Date: May 23, 2015

Spanish-speaking adults will learn the basic structure of English from an ESL instructor. New students must take a placement test, which is administered at 9 a.m. on Saturdays.

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 2015-05-23 2015-05-23 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 12 Feb 2015 17:00:11 EST
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park (Saturdays)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/23/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park-saturdays http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/23/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park-saturdays Date: May 23, 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.

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 9:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2015-05-23 2015-05-23 8:30 am 9:30 am 40.8606, -73.9338 Tue, 05 May 2015 14:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Cleaning and Maintaining Westerleigh Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/23/cleaningmaintaining-westerleigh-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/23/cleaningmaintaining-westerleigh-park Date: May 23, 2015

Help us maintain the beauty of Westerleigh Park by raking, planting, or gardening. Enjoy a cup of coffee and a donut while getting great exercise. We are there every Saturday morning.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 442-0336

Location: Westerleigh Park

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R029 Westerleigh Park 2015-05-23 2015-05-23 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.6198, -74.1345 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/552ef635b291e.jpg Thu, 16 Apr 2015 16:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Mind Body Fusion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/23/shape-up-nyc-mind-body-fusion http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/23/shape-up-nyc-mind-body-fusion Date: May 23, 2015

Low-impact cardio followed by balancing stretches and meditation to raise heart rate, burn calories, reduce stress, and work out every muscle. This instructor is part of the Parks NYC Fitness Instructor Training Program.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 227-1403

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2015-05-23 2015-05-23 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.50260162353515600, -74.25180053710938000 Mon, 13 Jul 2015 16:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Seaside Wildlife Nature Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/23/its-my-park-at-seaside-wildlife-nature-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/23/its-my-park-at-seaside-wildlife-nature-park Date: May 23, 2015

This It's My Park season please join the Great Kills Garden Club as they rebuild the garden that was taken from them by Superstorm Sandy. Volunteers will be turning over the soil and assisting in planting shrubs and flowers. We look forward to a great day of beautifying Seaside Wildlife Nature Park!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 317-8632

Location: Nelson Avenue and Tennyson Drive (in Seaside Wildlife Nature Park)

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R145 Seaside Wildlife Nature Park 2015-05-23 2015-05-23 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.54, -74.1432 Thu, 14 May 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Eibs Pond Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/23/its-my-park-at-eibs-pond-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/23/its-my-park-at-eibs-pond-park Date: May 23, 2015

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Friends of Eibs Pond to do cleaning, park restoration, and to spread woodchips along the path in Eibs Pond Park.

Volunteers are welcome and can register with Partnerships for Parks Outreach Coordinator Amoy Barnes by emailing her at Amoy.Barnes@parks.nyc.gov.

We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 445-7095

Location: Eibs Pond Park

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R124 Eibs Pond Park 2015-05-23 2015-05-23 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.611, -74.0825 Tue, 28 Apr 2015 16:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/23/summer-sports-experience3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/23/summer-sports-experience3 Date: May 23, 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: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 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 2015-05-23 2015-05-23 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.7322, -73.865 Mon, 11 May 2015 10:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Yoga in the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/23/free-yoga-in-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/23/free-yoga-in-the-park Date: May 23, 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: 9:30 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2015-05-23 2015-05-23 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.7687, -73.9369 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/558871b124b82.jpg Mon, 22 Jun 2015 17:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[HSBC Children’s Garden Spring Session at QBG]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/23/hsbc-childrens-garden-spring-session-at-qbg http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/23/hsbc-childrens-garden-spring-session-at-qbg Date: May 23, 2015

The HSBC Children’s Garden at Queens Botanical Garden offers hands-on discovery for ages 5-12. Children’s imaginations and knowledge blossom as they plant and harvest vegetables and flowers, visit the Bee garden, and more.

This program takes place on Saturdays from April 11 to June 20 (except May 23). Children must be 5 years old by June 30, 2015.

Registration required by email at education@queensbotanical.org.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-05-23 2015-05-23 9:30 am 12:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54d3b031016c2.jpg Thu, 05 Mar 2015 18:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Claremont Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/23/its-my-park-at-claremont-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/23/its-my-park-at-claremont-park Date: May 23, 2015

This It's My Park season, volunteer with the NYC Parks gardening team on Saturday mornings to do landscape maintenance at Claremont Park. For more information or to register, please email barbara.nikonorow@parks.nyc.gov. Join us for a great morning of gardening at Claremont Park!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430-4641

Location: Claremont Gazebo (in Claremont Park)

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X008 Claremont Park 2015-05-23 2015-05-23 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.8415, -73.9072 Tue, 28 Apr 2015 11:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Col. Young Playground]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/23/its-my-park-at-col-young-playground http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/23/its-my-park-at-col-young-playground Date: May 23, 2015

Please note: This project was rescheduled from May 16, 2015.

This It's My Park season, join the Frederick Douglass Academy as they conduct a spring cleanup around the athletic fields and playground at Colonel Charles Young.

Please bring your own work gloves if you are able.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (646) 431-7035

Location: Col Charles Young Playground (in Col. Young Playground)

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M186 Col. Young Playground 2015-05-23 2015-05-23 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.8193, -73.9357 Mon, 18 May 2015 14:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Remsen Family Cemetery]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/23/its-my-park-at-remsen-family-cemetery http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/23/its-my-park-at-remsen-family-cemetery Date: May 23, 2015

This It's My Park season, volunteer with the Forest Hills Civic Association, CB6 Parks Committee, and the Remsen Park Coalition to help clean, weed, paint, and rake leaves at up Remsen Family Cemetery.

Please email fhcivic@gmail.com to register for this project. We look forward to a great day of cleaning up Remsen Family Cemetery!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 997-7014

Location: Remsen Family Cemetery

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Q480 Remsen Family Cemetery 2015-05-23 2015-05-23 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7125, -73.8585 Tue, 28 Apr 2015 16:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park Under the Urban Tree Canopy]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/23/its-my-park-day-under-the-urban-tree-canopy-near-w-110th-st-at-the-northwest-corner-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/23/its-my-park-day-under-the-urban-tree-canopy-near-w-110th-st-at-the-northwest-corner-of-central-park Date: May 23, 2015

Celebrate It's My Park with The Friends of Frederick Douglass Circle.

Engage in this season's community-driven park programming and visit the Northwest Corner of Central Park on May 23rd. At 10 a.m, volunteers are needed to help plant, mulch, and support an ongoing Street Tree Stewardship service project.

Interested volunteers must RSVP today by phone at (212) 600-1908 or by email at diannepobuda@yahoo.com. Wear bright safety vest, bring heavy duty work gloves, and carry bottled water.

For more information on free park programming at this NYC public property, please visit The Friends of Frederick Douglass Circle. For additional insight on Love Your Tree Day, please click here.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 600-1908

Location: Frederick Douglass Circle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-05-23 2015-05-23 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8005, -73.9581 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5548e59804936.jpg Mon, 11 May 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[GreenThumb Workshop: Beneficial Insects]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/23/greenthumbworkshop-beneficial-insects http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/23/greenthumbworkshop-beneficial-insects Date: May 23, 2015

Want to attract native bees, butterflies and other pollinators? Come and learn how to do so with wonderfully smelling, showy flowering plants. Their fragrances will also welcome your neighbors.

We will talk about the different perennial plants that bring in the pollinators and how to care for them and keep them coming for many years. We will also learn about insect hotels and how to build your own with materials found in the garden.

Please RSVP here.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 788-8070

Location: Tranquility Garden

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2015-05-23 2015-05-23 10:00 am 12:30 pm 40.6946, -73.9432 Tue, 21 Apr 2015 19:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Redesign Javits Playground with Storefront Science]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/23/redesign-javits-playground-with-storefront-science http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/23/redesign-javits-playground-with-storefront-science Date: May 23, 2015

You love playing in Javits Playground, but do you want it to offer more adventure, more climbing, more youth basketball, more modern play equipment or gardening? Whatever your vision, we need your help to guide its upcoming capital reconstruction. Come spend time with Dr. A exploring the math, engineering and physics of the playground, and then get creative about what your future Javits would look like? Javits has received $1.6 million in capital funding from Councilmember Rodriguez and Borough President Brewer. Fundraising is underway for the additional $1 million needed for the project.

Space is limited. Appropriate for ages 5-12. Children must be accompanied by an adult. You must pre-register by emailing info@FortTryonPark.org with child's name and age.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Jacob Javits Playground (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2015-05-23 2015-05-23 10:00 am 11:30 am 40.859, -73.9349 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5554c3b4bb9ce.jpg Fri, 15 May 2015 13:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Soft Sculpture Creation for Children with Autism]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/23/soft-sculpture-creation-for-children-with-autism http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/23/soft-sculpture-creation-for-children-with-autism Date: May 23, 2015

On May 24th, Morris-Jumel Mansion, a historic house and museum located in Washington Heights, NYC, will host a soft-sculpture creation class for children with autism.

Attendees will use a variety of media -- which MJM will provide, though attendees are welcome to bring their own -- to create plush, colorful sculptures that will be theirs to keep.

The event is free with museum admission ($10 per adult; children are free). Participants are of course free to tour the mansion, which is currently hosting an exhibition by world-renowned artist and Turner Prize finalist Yinka Shonibare MBE.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 923-8008

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

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M073 Roger Morris Park 2015-05-23 2015-05-23 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.8345, -73.9385 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/555642d39a48c.jpg Tue, 19 May 2015 15:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Seasonal Explorers: Sensational Spring]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/23/seasonal-explorers-sensational-spring http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/23/seasonal-explorers-sensational-spring Date: May 23, 2015

Get to know the outdoors this spring season by joining the Greenbelt staff for some fun-filled activities, crafts, stories and hikes (weather permitting). This mini-series will consist of three Saturday morning sessions and is suitable for ages 5 to 7 yrs old, accompanied by a chaperone. Join us for one week or all three.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 10:45 am

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2015-05-23 2015-05-23 10:00 am 10:45 am 40.5884, -74.1391 Thu, 23 Apr 2015 16:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC Body Sculpting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/23/shape-up-nyc-body-sculpting http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/23/shape-up-nyc-body-sculpting Date: May 23, 2015

This total body workout addresses muscle strength and endurance while keeping the heart rate up to burn calories. Enjoy fun, continuous movement to great music.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-05-23 2015-05-23 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:13 EST
<![CDATA[Learn to Ride for Kids]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/23/learn-to-ride-for-kids http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/23/learn-to-ride-for-kids Date: May 23, 2015

NYC Parks and Bike New York are proud to present Learn to Ride classes. In these free classes, we’ll teach children the fundamentals of bicycling, preparing them for years of safe and confident riding.

This class teaches a safe, easy, effective way to learn to ride. Using this “balance first” method, parents help get their children rolling while the child does most of the work. Participants learn the basics of balancing, starting, stopping, and steering a bike. Most people learn to ride their bike while taking the class, but even if they don’t, they will leave with an easy, hands-free, crash-free, and low-stress way to learn to ride.

Participants must bring their own bike and helmet. To register, please visit the Bike New York webpage.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 965-8942

Location: Herbert Von King Park

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B088 Herbert Von King Park 2015-05-23 2015-05-23 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.6901, -73.9465 Sat, 25 Apr 2015 08:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Fly Fishing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/23/bryant-park-fly-fishing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/23/bryant-park-fly-fishing Date: May 23, 2015

Learn the basics of fly fishing for free.

Join expert instructors from Orvis for lessons of fly casting and outfit rigging. Class spaces are first come first served. Call Orvis at (212) 827-0698 to reserve your spot.

For more information, check out the Fly Fishing post on the Bryant Park blog.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Fifth Avenue Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-05-23 2015-05-23 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7528, -73.9816 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551467e37d383.jpg Tue, 12 May 2015 12:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[ESL Advanced Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/23/esl-advanced http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/23/esl-advanced Date: May 23, 2015

The focus of this class will be on sharpening English language speaking, reading comprehension, and writing for Spanish-speaking adults with good conversational writing and reading skills.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-05-23 2015-05-23 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 19:00:09 EST
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Wave Hill Celebration Parade]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/23/family-art-project-wave-hill-celebration-parade http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/23/family-art-project-wave-hill-celebration-parade Date: May 23, 2015

Mother Nature seems to burst out in spring, and so will we as we celebrate 25 years of the Family Art Project and 50 years of Wave Hill!

Come bring your thanks and spirit to the Family Art Project, where we’ll be making simple flower shakers and leafy costumes. Join visiting artist Virva Hinnemo to make nature-inspired wagon floats for a bold and grand flowery parade!

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-05-23 2015-05-23 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8987, -73.9125 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/554b87d84de55.jpg Tue, 19 May 2015 15:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Exhibitions at Socrates Sculpture Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/23/summer-exhibitions http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/23/summer-exhibitions Date: May 23, 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 2015-05-23 2015-05-23 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[Tai Chi Chuan]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/23/tai-chi-chuan http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/23/tai-chi-chuan Date: May 23, 2015

Quiet like a mountain, moving like a river, Tai Chi is a sequence of gentle movements based on images found in nature. In this beginner-level class, Irving Yee, a member of the William CC Chen Tai Chi School, introduces students to the internal martial arts and promotes an awareness of its benefits. Sessions are held outdoors, weather permitting.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-05-23 2015-05-23 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.8991, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/554b871b95469.jpg Thu, 07 May 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[UCC Youth Farm: Annual Plant Sale]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/23/ucc-youth-farm-annual-plant-sale http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/23/ucc-youth-farm-annual-plant-sale Date: May 23, 2015

Pick up seedlings like bitter melon, hot peppers, seasoning peppers, thick leaf calalloo, and collards to get your season started! Plus free seeds.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 649-7979

Location: UCC Youth Farm

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2015-05-23 2015-05-23 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.6657, -73.8868 Fri, 01 May 2015 16:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Upper River Paddle]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/23/upper-river-paddle http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/23/upper-river-paddle Date: May 23, 2015

Canoe through the Bronx River Forest, New York Botanical Garden, and the Bronx Zoo.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430-4665

Location: 219th Street and Bronx Boulevard (in Bronx Park)

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X002 Bronx Park 2015-05-23 2015-05-23 10:00 am 12:30 pm 40.8842, -73.8669 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/555105e997bf3.JPG Mon, 11 May 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[World's Fair Train Show]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/23/worlds-fair-train-show http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/23/worlds-fair-train-show Date: May 23, 2015

All aboard! Watch working G scale model trains make their merry way through an outdoor display that includes a miniature of the World’s Fair Unisphere, presented by the Long Island Garden Railway Society Inc.

Plus, the whole family can grab the “express” for a motorized train ride through select parts of the Garden ($5 per person, per ride).

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-05-23 2015-05-23 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54d3bd587e6c5.jpg Fri, 06 Feb 2015 19:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Dance for Seniors]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/23/summer-on-the-hudson-dance-for-seniors http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/23/summer-on-the-hudson-dance-for-seniors Date: May 23, 2015

Dances for a Variable Population master teacher Naomi Goldberg Haas and members of the intergenerational company, lead VARIABLE POP, a dance workshop for seniors of all ages and abilities. Celebrate moving in strong and creative ways. All fun. All welcome.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: 311

Location: West Harlem Piers Park

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2015-05-23 2015-05-23 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.8188, -73.9611 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551ae2164cd13.JPG Tue, 31 Mar 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/23/summer-sports-experience2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/23/summer-sports-experience2 Date: May 23, 2015

This program is now full. Check out our other Summer Sports Experience sessions. We'd love to have you!

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.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Chelsea Field (in Chelsea Park)

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M011 Chelsea Park 2015-05-23 2015-05-23 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.7502, -74.0016 Mon, 18 May 2015 18:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/23/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/23/bryant-park-juggling Date: May 23, 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: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: 212-768-4242

Location: 42nd Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-05-23 2015-05-23 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.7543, -73.9834 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551c3f440bb02.jpg Fri, 03 Apr 2015 16:00:11 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Conservatory Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/23/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/23/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden Date: May 23, 2015

Take a tour with Conservatory Garden staff and learn about the history of the only formal garden in Central Park, including its restoration by Central Park Conservancy, its classic design, glorious fountains, and six densely planted acres. Thousands of trees, shrubs, bulbs, perennials and annuals bloom throughout the seasons in this special place in Central Park. Route involves a few stairs.

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

Location: Vanderbilt Gate (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-05-23 2015-05-23 11:00 am 12:15 pm 40.7935, -73.9519 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/552d43a12516a.jpg Tue, 14 Apr 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Hallett Nature Sanctuary and the Pond]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/23/central-park-tour-hallett-nature-sanctuary-and-the-pond http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/23/central-park-tour-hallett-nature-sanctuary-and-the-pond Date: May 23, 2015

Hallett Nature Sanctuary is the smallest of the Park's three woodlands. Closed to the public for over 65 years, the Hallett Nature Sanctuary remained untouched until 2001, when Central Park Conservancy took up its restoration and maintenance. Join our guides for an exclusive tour of the Hallett Nature Sanctuary, open to visitors only on guided tours with Central Park Conservancy, and during limited open hours.

The tour route involves wood-chipped trails and some hills. Tour starts and ends in front of the José Martí statue (Central Park South at Sixth Avenue)

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 mph 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: 12:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

Location: Sixth Avenue and Central Park South (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-05-23 2015-05-23 11:00 am 12:15 pm 40.7657, -73.9761 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/552415b510f6c.jpg Tue, 07 Apr 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Audubon II: Plant Clues]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/23/popup-audubon-ii-plant-clues http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/23/popup-audubon-ii-plant-clues Date: May 23, 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 2015-05-23 2015-05-23 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/2015/05/23/popup-audubon-wonderful-warblers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/23/popup-audubon-wonderful-warblers Date: May 23, 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 2015-05-23 2015-05-23 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.6618, -73.9659 Thu, 23 Apr 2015 16:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Saturday Morning Arts and Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/23/saturday-morning-arts-and-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/23/saturday-morning-arts-and-crafts Date: May 23, 2015

Come join us every Saturday morning at the Conference House Visitor Center for nature-inspired arts and crafts.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2015-05-23 2015-05-23 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.5026, -74.2518 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55411848410a7.jpg Wed, 29 Apr 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Sherman Creek]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/23/its-my-park-at-sherman-creek http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/23/its-my-park-at-sherman-creek Date: May 23, 2015

This It's My Park season, volunteer with the Friends of Sherman Creek to clean and beautify Sherman Creek Park. We look forward to a great work day!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 536-1275

Location: 203rd Street and 9th Avenue (in Sherman Creek)

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M300 Sherman Creek 2015-05-23 2015-05-23 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8611, -73.919 Tue, 28 Apr 2015 15:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Goal Ball for Athletes with Visual Impairments]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/23/goal-ball-for-athletes-with-visual-impairments http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/23/goal-ball-for-athletes-with-visual-impairments Date: May 23, 2015

Goal Ball is a paralympic sport for athletes with visual impairments. It is played by two teams of three using a ball with bells inside.

The ball is the size of a basketball but twice the weight. All abilities are welcome!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Sunset Park Recreation Center (in Sunset Park)

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B087 Sunset Park 2015-05-23 2015-05-23 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.6467, -74.0024 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/554127d7d57d1.jpg Wed, 24 Jun 2015 17:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Yoga in the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/23/free-yoga-in-the-park1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/23/free-yoga-in-the-park1 Date: May 23, 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: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2015-05-23 2015-05-23 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7687, -73.9369 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5588723a87c6c.jpg Mon, 22 Jun 2015 17:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[TreesCount! 2015 Training Session]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/23/training-523 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/23/training-523 Date: May 23, 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: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: The New York Botanical Garden c/o Bronx Green-Up

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2015-05-23 2015-05-23 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.86683000000000000, -73.88071200000000000 Fri, 17 Jul 2015 12:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[TreesCount! 2015 Training Session]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/23/treescount2015-training-523-lincoln-terrace-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/23/treescount2015-training-523-lincoln-terrace-park Date: May 23, 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: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Rochester Ave and Carroll St, Brooklyn

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2015-05-23 2015-05-23 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.66597486730000000, -73.92858982086200000 Fri, 17 Jul 2015 12:00:10 EDT
<![CDATA[TreesCount! 2015 Training Session]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/23/treescount2015-training-523-northern-blvd http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/23/treescount2015-training-523-northern-blvd Date: May 23, 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: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: 108th St and Northern Boulevard, Queens

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2015-05-23 2015-05-23 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.75777392580000000, -73.86101961140000000 Fri, 17 Jul 2015 12:00:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Basic Canoeing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/23/basic-canoeing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/23/basic-canoeing Date: May 23, 2015

Few experiences compare with being on the open water in New York City. Our trained Urban Park Rangers will lead you on canoe adventures that range from the gentle waters of protected lakes to the challenging open waters of rivers and bays. Basic Canoe programs are great for all skill levels.

This program is for ages 8 and up.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Martling Avenue and Brooks Pond Place (in Clove Lakes Park)

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R005 Clove Lakes Park 2015-05-23 2015-05-23 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.6236, -74.1183 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5508871a9b009.JPG Wed, 06 May 2015 12:00:13 EDT
<![CDATA[ESL Intermediate Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/23/esl-intermediate http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/23/esl-intermediate Date: May 23, 2015

Spanish-speaking adults will learn the basic structure of reading and writing English from a certified ESL instructor.

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-05-23 2015-05-23 11:30 am 12:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 19:00:10 EST
<![CDATA[Drifting in Daylight]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/23/drifting-in-daylight http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/23/drifting-in-daylight Date: May 23, 2015

Drifting in Daylight is a dreamy springtime pathway of art that winds through the world’s most iconic park. The multi-part art installation includes performative, participatory, and perceptual work by artists Spencer Finch, Alicia Framis, Nina Katchadourian, Ragnar Kjartansson, Marc Bamuthi Joseph, David Levine, Karyn Olivier, and Lauri Stallings + glo. These works include a soft-serve ice cream truck serving free cones containing ice cream the color of a Central Park sunset, a boat filled with musicians floating on the Harlem Meer, and actors quietly performing moments from iconic movie scenes shot in the park.

As the centerpiece of Central Park Conservancy’s 35th anniversary celebration, this free public exhibition aims to draw visitors into the park’s beautiful north end, much of which has been expertly restored by the Conservancy. The six-weekend show will tempt visitors to transcend their busy lives, losing themselves along a playful trail of sensory experiences.

Visit the Drifting in Daylight website for more information and a detailed map.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Conservatory Garden (in Central Park),The Great Hill (in Central Park),Harlem Meer near Malcolm X Blvd Entrance (in Central Park),Path around Harlem Meer (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-05-23 2015-05-23 12:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.7937, -73.9522; 40.7977, -73.9587; 40.7975, -73.9532; 40.7953, -73.9519 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5550d406e8878.JPG Wed, 10 Jun 2015 12:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Roller Skate at Brooklyn Bridge Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/23/roller-skate-at-brooklyn-bridge-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/23/roller-skate-at-brooklyn-bridge-park Date: May 23, 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 2015-05-23 2015-05-23 12:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.6998, -73.9988 Mon, 20 Apr 2015 15:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Saturday Sculpture Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/23/saturday-sculpture-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/23/saturday-sculpture-workshop Date: May 23, 2015

Saturday Sculpture Workshops are organized for kids ages 5- 13 and their families. Workshops are free and offered in the park’s education area on a drop-in basis. Participants work with a different artist each week, exploring innovative art mediums and a variety of subject matter.

Note: If arriving in a group of 10 or more, please contact us the week prior to your visit by calling (718) 956-1819.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 956-1819

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2015-05-23 2015-05-23 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.7687, -73.9369 Mon, 22 Jun 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Locus Manor Garden Fundraiser BBQ]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/23/locus-manor-garden-fundraiser-bbq http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/23/locus-manor-garden-fundraiser-bbq Date: May 23, 2015

Help us to beautify our neighborhood by restoring our community garden to its former glory.

We will be selling plates of caribbean cuisine for $5 to collect money to purchase water barrels, soil, paint, hoses, and pruning tools, and to repair the planter boxes and benches.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Locust Manor Civic Association

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2015-05-23 2015-05-23 12:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.6835, -73.7739 Mon, 18 May 2015 14:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Introduction to Bird Watching]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/23/introduction-to-bird-watching http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/23/introduction-to-bird-watching Date: May 23, 2015

Look! Up in the sky, it’s a bird! But what kind of bird is it? Join the Prospect Park Alliance to learn about the magnificent array of birds that call Prospect Park home.

Led by the Brooklyn Bird Club.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-05-23 2015-05-23 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 Wed, 18 Mar 2015 13:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Citizenship Classes for Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/23/citizenship-classes-for-adults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/23/citizenship-classes-for-adults Date: May 23, 2015

In this class, students will review sample citizenship questions as well as practice English comprehension, pronunciation, and listening skills.

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-05-23 2015-05-23 12:30 pm 1:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 19:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Fashion Plate Family Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/23/fashion-plate-family-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/23/fashion-plate-family-workshop Date: May 23, 2015

Morris-Jumel Mansion educators and curatorial staff will lead a family workshop in which participants will learn about and make fashion plates (the pre-camera-period illustrations that documented and dictated the latest in haute couture). The workshop is being held in conjunction with "Yinka Shonibare MBE: Colonial Arrangements," Morris-Jumel's site-specific exhibition of new and recent work by world-renowned artist and Turner Prize finalist Yinka Shonibare MBE.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 923-8008

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

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M073 Roger Morris Park 2015-05-23 2015-05-23 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.8345, -73.9385 Fri, 22 May 2015 13:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Ranger's Choice: Hidden New York: Calvert Vaux Discovery Hike]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/23/rangers-choice-hidden-new-york-calvert-vaux-discovery-hike http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/23/rangers-choice-hidden-new-york-calvert-vaux-discovery-hike Date: May 23, 2015

NYC Parks' bright and talented Urban Park Rangers are what make our Weekend Adventure programs so amazing. Put on your hiking shoes and bring your binoculars as we explore the rocky coast of Gravesend Bay. This beautifully restored parkland holds remnants of sunken barges that have been taken over by nature and a wide variety of birds on water and land. Space is limited. Registration required. To register, visit www.nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Wednesday, May 13th.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Calvert Vaux Park

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B125 Calvert Vaux Park 2015-05-23 2015-05-23 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.5846, -73.9951 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5508a2ce7531a.JPG Wed, 06 May 2015 12:01:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Ranger's Choice: Medicinal Plants]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/23/rangers-choice-medicinal-plants http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/23/rangers-choice-medicinal-plants Date: May 23, 2015

NYC Parks' bright and talented Urban Park Rangers are what make our Weekend Adventure programs so amazing. Learn how to identify and utilize some of the plants that have been used for generations to treat and cure different ailments.

Space is limited. To register, please visit www.nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Wednesday, May 13th.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 548-0912

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2015-05-23 2015-05-23 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.8911, -73.894 Wed, 06 May 2015 12:01:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Paper Arts & Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/23/paper-arts-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/23/paper-arts-crafts Date: May 23, 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 2015-05-23 2015-05-23 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Tue, 06 Jan 2015 13:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Fleece Fun]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/23/fleece-fun http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/23/fleece-fun Date: May 23, 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 2015-05-23 2015-05-23 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6643, -73.9639 Wed, 25 Feb 2015 12:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Family Fun Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/23/family-fun-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/23/family-fun-day Date: May 23, 2015

Get your summer started right! Enjoy a party hosted by Omar Olusion. Omar's unique mix of creativity, amusement, and magic will keep guests of all ages on their feet and entertained!

Come celebrate the holiday weekend with live DJ music, dance contests, fun games, and magic shows.

Please note: Although the entertainment is free, there is a fee to ride the carousel and purchase items from the concession stand.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 788-2676

Location: Carousel (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2015-05-23 2015-05-23 2:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.7005, -73.8552 Wed, 06 May 2015 14:00:04 EDT