NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2014 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://www.nycgovparks.org/sub_things_to_do/upcoming_events/events_search.php NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Sat, 27 Dec 2014 02:24:34 GMT NYC Parks News 25 25 http://www.nycgovparks.org/sub_things_to_do/upcoming_events/events_search.php http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/parks_leaf_thumb.gif <![CDATA[GreenThumb Workshop: Community Supported Agriculture and Community Gardens]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/01/29/greenthumb-workshop-community-supported-agriculture-and-community-gardens http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/01/29/greenthumb-workshop-community-supported-agriculture-and-community-gardens Date: January 29, 2014

Are you curious about how a CSA works? Why do farmers decide to sell through CSAs? Learn about the ins and outs of setting up and running a CSA in your community. Learn how you can get connected with a farmer, how to set up flexible payment options for community members, and how Just Food can help you get started. We’ll hear from experienced CSA organizers about their partnership with their farms and the work they do to manage their CSAs.

Supplies: CSA Tool Kit

*You will need an ID to enter the building

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 788-8070

Location: GreenThumb Office

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2014-01-29 2014-01-29 5:30 pm 7:00 pm 40.7138, -74.0054 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:49 EST
<![CDATA[TreeLC Care Captain Training at The Arsenal]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/01/29/treelc-care-captain-training-at-the-arsenal http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/01/29/treelc-care-captain-training-at-the-arsenal Date: January 29, 2014

Sign up to become a TreeLC Care Captain, and learn how to lead your own tree care workshops and events!

Care Captain trainings empower enthusiastic tree stewards to offer tree care workshops to their neighbors and friends. You will learn all the steps to running a workshop; seasonally specific tree care strategies and tips; community organizing and event coordination skills, and gain an in-depth understanding of the MillionTreesNYC initiative.

Who can attend?

New Yorkers who are interested in leading local tree stewardship, who commit to planning a community tree care event engaging at least 10 community members and caring for at least 10 trees. Our Care Captain program is a good fit for representatives of block associations, classrooms, neighborhood groups or other civic organizations.

Registration is required.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 760-6432

Location: The Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-01-29 2014-01-29 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.7676, -73.9713 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:24 EST
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/01/30/my-morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/01/30/my-morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: January 30, 2014

Please note: this event has been cancelled due to forecast ice accumulation.

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

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

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

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

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2014-01-30 2014-01-30 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.8606, -73.9338 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:41 EST
<![CDATA[Whimsical Winter Wonderland exhibit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/01/30/whimsical-winter-wonderland-exhibit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/01/30/whimsical-winter-wonderland-exhibit Date: January 30, 2014

Sixteen emerging and established artists interpret a Whimsical Winter Wonderland.

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

Curated by Lucy Aponte and Laura Alvarez.

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

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-01-30 2014-01-30 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/529f4213e26e9.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:51 EST
<![CDATA[Arsenal Gallery Black History Month Exhibition: The March]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/01/30/arsenal-gallery-exhibtion-the-march1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/01/30/arsenal-gallery-exhibtion-the-march1 Date: January 30, 2014

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

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

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

Admission is free, closed on holidays.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-01-30 2014-01-30 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:31 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Stretching, Toning, Relaxation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/01/30/stretching-toning-relaxation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/01/30/stretching-toning-relaxation Date: January 30, 2014

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

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

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-01-30 2014-01-30 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:46 EST
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Shape Up NYC: Cardio, Toning, and Stretching]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/01/30/shape-up-nyc-cardio-toning-and-stretching http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/01/30/shape-up-nyc-cardio-toning-and-stretching Date: January 30, 2014

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

This medium intensity class will boost your energy levels, improve your health, and get your heart pumping.

Suitable for all ages and levels of fitness. No equipment needed other than supportive sneakers.

Event is subject to change.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-01-30 2014-01-30 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5277fbf99dc4d.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:24 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Tavern & Its Green]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/01/30/central-park-tour-tavern-its-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/01/30/central-park-tour-tavern-its-green Date: January 30, 2014

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

Location: Giuseppe Mazzini statue (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-01-30 2014-01-30 12:00 pm 1:15 pm 40.7728, -73.9768 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52a0f65a3bc85.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:43 EST
<![CDATA[RECYouth Winter Digital Media Showcase]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/01/30/recyouth-winter-digital-media-showcase http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/01/30/recyouth-winter-digital-media-showcase Date: January 30, 2014

View a selection of digital projects done by RECYouth participants. The Showcase is an opportunity to take a look at the RECYouth program and register an interested teen!

Our participants, ages 13 through 17, build their media making skills in video, photography, audio, and graphic design for free, using industry-standard software!

It is a valuable learning experience for future education and careers, and a creative way for teens to express themselves.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 255-3066

Location: The Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-01-30 2014-01-30 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.7676, -73.9713 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:03 EST
<![CDATA[Whimsical Winter Wonderland exhibit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/01/31/whimsical-winter-wonderland-exhibit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/01/31/whimsical-winter-wonderland-exhibit Date: January 31, 2014

Sixteen emerging and established artists interpret a Whimsical Winter Wonderland.

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

Curated by Lucy Aponte and Laura Alvarez.

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

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-01-31 2014-01-31 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/529f4213e26e9.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:51 EST
<![CDATA[Arsenal Gallery Black History Month Exhibition: The March]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/01/31/arsenal-gallery-exhibtion-the-march1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/01/31/arsenal-gallery-exhibtion-the-march1 Date: January 31, 2014

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

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

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

Admission is free, closed on holidays.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-01-31 2014-01-31 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:31 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Northern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/01/31/central-park-tour-northern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/01/31/central-park-tour-northern-welcome-tour Date: January 31, 2014

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

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

Tour dates and times are subject to change without notice.

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 12:45 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2014-01-31 2014-01-31 12:00 pm 12:45 pm 40.7943, -73.9512 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52a0ef96a6454.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:41 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Pilates]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/01/31/shape-up-nyc-pilates http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/01/31/shape-up-nyc-pilates Date: January 31, 2014

Join us for an introductory class to the Pilates method. These conditioning exercises can create length in the body, and improve flexibility and strength.

Please bring your own mat. The class is open to adults and seniors and no registration is required. Events subject to change.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-01-31 2014-01-31 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/528134f69ac11.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:27 EST
<![CDATA[Celebrate Lunar New Year: 15th New Year Firecracker Ceremony & Cultural Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/01/31/celebrate-chinese-new-year-15th-annual-firecracker-ceremony http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/01/31/celebrate-chinese-new-year-15th-annual-firecracker-ceremony Date: January 31, 2014

Come out and celebrate the year of the horse!

Kick off the 2014 Lunar New Year at the ceremony which will feature 1,000,000 rounds of colorful firecrackers! It is a traditional Lunar New Year practice believed to scare away evil spirits.

There will be dragon, lion and unicorn dancing, music, food and more!

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Sara D Roosevelt Park (in Sara D. Roosevelt Park)

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M105 Sara D. Roosevelt Park 2014-01-31 2014-01-31 12:00 pm 40.7217, -73.9916 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:30 EST
<![CDATA[Writing Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/01/31/writing-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/01/31/writing-workshop Date: January 31, 2014

Work on your short-story fiction and non-fiction writing with an established writer. Get to know your character and create your scenes. Use timed writing exercises to flush out your story idea and develop an interesting character.

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-01-31 2014-01-31 1:30 pm 3:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:55 EST
<![CDATA[Seasonal Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/01/31/seasonal-crafts1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/01/31/seasonal-crafts1 Date: January 31, 2014

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 2014-01-31 2014-01-31 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:17 EST
<![CDATA[Adaptive Swim]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/01/31/adaptive-swim http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/01/31/adaptive-swim Date: January 31, 2014

Adapted Aquatics exercise offers a complete body workout and ranges from gentle walking in water to high-energy exercise; it helps alleviate pain, improve circulation, and promote healing and muscle development for those suffering from physical ailments resulting from injury, disease, or aging.

To register, please call the Citywide Aquatics office at 718-760-6969 ext. 0.

Recreation Center membership is required to participate.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 234-9603

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

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M131 Hansborough Recreation Center 2014-01-31 2014-01-31 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.8128, -73.9393 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:24 EST
<![CDATA[Adapted Aquatics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/01/31/adapted-aquatics1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/01/31/adapted-aquatics1 Date: January 31, 2014

Adapted Aquatics exercise offers a complete body workout and ranges from gentle walking in water to high-energy exercise; it helps alleviate pain, improve circulation, and promote healing and muscle development for those suffering from physical ailments resulting from injury, disease, or aging.

To register, please call our Citywide Aquatics office at 718-760-6969 ext. 0.

Recreation Center membership is required to participate.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-760-6969 ext. 0

Location: Metropolitan Recreation Center

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B085 Metropolitan Recreation Center 2014-01-31 2014-01-31 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.7151, -73.9605 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:16 EST
<![CDATA[After School Ice Skating (Registration Full)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/01/31/after-school-ice-skating http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/01/31/after-school-ice-skating Date: January 31, 2014

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

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

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

Please note: Registration is full.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 348-4867

Location: Lasker Pool & Rink (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-01-31 2014-01-31 4:00 pm 4:30 pm 40.7964, -73.9547 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:28 EST
<![CDATA[Adapted Aquatics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/01/31/adapted-aquatics2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/01/31/adapted-aquatics2 Date: January 31, 2014

Adapted Aquatics exercise offers a complete body workout and ranges from gentle walking in water to high-energy exercise; it helps alleviate pain, improve circulation, and promote healing and muscle development for those suffering from physical ailments resulting from injury, disease, or aging.

To register, please call our Citywide Aquatics office at 718-760-6969 ext. 0.

Recreation Center membership is required.

Start time: 4:30 pm

End time: 5:30 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 2014-01-31 2014-01-31 4:30 pm 5:30 pm 40.8108, -73.9147 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:17 EST
<![CDATA[Adapted Aquatics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/01/31/adapted-aquatics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/01/31/adapted-aquatics Date: January 31, 2014

Adapted Aquatics exercise offers a complete body workout and ranges from gentle walking in water to high-energy exercise; it helps alleviate pain, improve circulation, and promote healing and muscle development for those suffering from physical ailments resulting from injury, disease, or aging.

To register, please call the Citywide Aquatics office at 718-760-6969 ext. 0.

Recreation Center membership is required.

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 271-7572

Location: Flushing Meadows Corona Park Aquatics Center

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2014-01-31 2014-01-31 5:30 pm 6:30 pm 40.7516, -73.8372 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:16 EST
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Youth Open Mic!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/01/31/arts-culture-funs-2014-winter-series-youth-open-mic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/01/31/arts-culture-funs-2014-winter-series-youth-open-mic Date: January 31, 2014

Get creative at NYC Park's cultural arts center! Share, sing or play your artwork at Von King's open mic at this event for teens and young adults.

Registration is required to participate, so let us know early. Contact Deb Grant or Gene Fowler at (718) 622-2082 to perform.

Presented by Arts, Culture & Fun.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 622-2082

Location: Herbert Von King Cultural Arts Center (in Herbert Von King Park)

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B088 Herbert Von King Park 2014-01-31 2014-01-31 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.6899, -73.9467 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:41 EST
<![CDATA[Coffee Bark]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/01/coffee-bark http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/01/coffee-bark Date: February 1, 2014

Bring your pups to Prospect Park for treats and great company.

FIDO in Prospect Park offers free goodies for dogs and their owners, as well as provides information pertaining to off-leash activities and issues.

Event will take place rain or shine.

Start time: 7:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 230-7637

Location: Picnic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-02-01 2014-02-01 7:00 am 9:00 am 40.6655, -73.9716 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5277d75615804.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:05 EST
<![CDATA[Greenmarket at Grand Army Plaza]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/01/greenmarket-at-grand-army-plaza http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/01/greenmarket-at-grand-army-plaza Date: February 1, 2014

At what other market can you do all your food shopping, sample local wine, and take walk in Prospect Park? Open since 1989, Grand Army Plaza 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 2014-02-01 2014-02-01 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.6735, -73.9701 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52c7206a84855.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:48 EST
<![CDATA[Whimsical Winter Wonderland exhibit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/01/whimsical-winter-wonderland-exhibit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/01/whimsical-winter-wonderland-exhibit Date: February 1, 2014

Sixteen emerging and established artists interpret a Whimsical Winter Wonderland.

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

Curated by Lucy Aponte and Laura Alvarez.

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

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-02-01 2014-02-01 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/529f4213e26e9.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:51 EST
<![CDATA[Crochet Two-Color Easy Open Mesh Beach/Market Bag]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/01/crochet-twocolor-easy-open-mesh-beachmarket-bag http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/01/crochet-twocolor-easy-open-mesh-beachmarket-bag Date: February 1, 2014

Learn to make an open mesh bag for the beach, or to put your crochet projects and yarn into. Bring your own materials. Choose any two complementary or contrasting colors of your choice. Think summer colors--for beginners, we would suggest avoiding dark colors. If you cannot find cotton yarn, then get acrylic yarn. Avoid stretchy yarns

Supplies needed:

  • #4 (Worsted Wt.) 100% cotton yarn (1 skein color A; 1 skein color B)
  • #J crochet hook

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 2014-02-01 2014-02-01 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:10 EST
<![CDATA[GreenThumb Membership Update]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/01/greenthumb-membership-update http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/01/greenthumb-membership-update Date: February 1, 2014

It is that time of the year when gardeners need to update their community garden membership lists. We are also introducing our new Membership Agreement Form (available in four languages). A copy of the form is also available on the GreenThumb website. Gardeners must ensure their garden records are kept up to date with garden registration and license agreement current with no outstanding violation (in good standing) to be eligible to receive supplies/technical assistance and services throughout the year.

RSVP here.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 788-8060

Location: Alfred E. Smith Recreation Center (in Alfred E. Smith Playground)

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M194 Alfred E. Smith Playground 2014-02-01 2014-02-01 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.7107, -73.9967 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:48 EST
<![CDATA[Wave Hill Winter Survival Wonders: Talk and Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/01/winter-survival-wonders-talk-and-walk-at-wave-hill http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/01/winter-survival-wonders-talk-and-walk-at-wave-hill Date: February 1, 2014

How do plants and animals survive our harsh New York winters? Naturalist Gabriel Willow combines a multimedia presentation with an outdoor walk to illustrate the challenges faced by plant and animals during the chilliest months. Witness some amazing adaptive strategies that help them survive, from hibernation to migration to “anti-freeze-laced” blood.

Ages 10 and older welcome with an adult.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2014-02-01 2014-02-01 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.8976, -73.9113 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:53 EST
<![CDATA[Tunisian Crochet Beginners]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/01/tunisian-crochet-beginners http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/01/tunisian-crochet-beginners Date: February 1, 2014

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

Materials required:

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

Start time: 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 2014-02-01 2014-02-01 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:25 EST
<![CDATA[Wave Hill Family Art Project: Nature's Music]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/01/wave-hill-family-art-project-natures-music http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/01/wave-hill-family-art-project-natures-music Date: February 1, 2014

Collect a sample of twigs, leaves, and seeds or use the ones provided. Then join visiting artist Donna Maria de Creeft in celebrating the presence of Toscanini at Wave Hill. Create a collage with natural materials and incorporating imaginary music. Assemble your findings and drawings into a mixed-media, pocket-style accordion book to take home.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2014-02-01 2014-02-01 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8976, -73.9113 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:44 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Zumba Toning]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/01/shape-up-nyc-zumba http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/01/shape-up-nyc-zumba Date: February 1, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: McDonald Park House (in McDonald Playground)

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R034 McDonald Playground 2014-02-01 2014-02-01 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.6291, -74.1155 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:29 EST
<![CDATA[Exploring Our Climate]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/01/exploring-our-climate http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/01/exploring-our-climate Date: February 1, 2014

Understanding our climate helps us prepare our city for a more sustainable future. Our Urban Park Rangers will introduce you to these important scientific concepts that will help you prepare for the future. Our climate programs explore topics like climate change, global warming and concepts of sustainability.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 846-2731

Location: Forest Park Visitor Center (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2014-02-01 2014-02-01 11:00 am 40.7007, -73.855 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52a9e30d6400d.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:27 EST
<![CDATA[Wilderness Survival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/01/wilderness-survival1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/01/wilderness-survival1 Date: February 1, 2014

What would you do if you found yourself lost in the woods? Do you know how to build your own shelter, or start a fire without matches? What would you eat and where would you find water? Do you have what it takes to survive in the wild?

Whether you are preparing for an extended journey through the woods or just want to be more prepared for any situation, a wilderness survival program is perfect for you. Our Urban Park Rangers are skilled in the techniques of wilderness survival and emergency preparedness.

On these fun, family friendly programs you will learn tips and tricks that will enhance your knowledge of the natural world, and might just save your life.

Wilderness survival programs feature hands-on activities in an outdoor setting.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 548-0912

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2014-02-01 2014-02-01 11:00 am 40.8911, -73.894 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:52 EST
<![CDATA[ESL Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/01/esl-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/01/esl-class Date: February 1, 2014

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

New students take placement test at 12 p.m.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-02-01 2014-02-01 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:20 EST
<![CDATA[Emergency Preparedness: Extreme Weather]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/01/emergency-preparedness-extreme-weather http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/01/emergency-preparedness-extreme-weather Date: February 1, 2014

Emergency Preparedness provides families and individuals with helpful information on how to be ready when an emergency situation arises.

Our Urban Park Rangers are skilled in the techniques of wilderness survival and emergency preparedness. On these fun, family friendly programs you will learn tips and tricks that will enhance your knowledge of the natural world, and might just save your life.

Whether you are preparing for an extended journey through the woods or just want to be more prepared for any situation, a wilderness survival program is perfect for you.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 304-2365

Location: Payson Park House (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2014-02-01 2014-02-01 12:00 pm 40.8673, -73.929 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:20 EST
<![CDATA[Terrarium Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/01/terrarium-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/01/terrarium-workshop Date: February 1, 2014

Join horticulturist Maria Colletti to design, make, and take home a miniature tropical garden under glass. Learn about tropical plant terrariums, hanging glass globes with air plants, succulent and moss dish gardens, and more will get you through the rest of winter.

Registration required at (718) 885-1461 or info@bpmm.org

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 885-1461

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2014-02-01 2014-02-01 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.8705, -73.8109 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:18 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: History of Sports in Central Park Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/01/central-park-tour-history-of-sports-in-central-park-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/01/central-park-tour-history-of-sports-in-central-park-tour Date: February 1, 2014

Learn how tastes in recreation have changed since the mid-19th century and how the Park has been altered to mirror those trends. Route involves a few stairs.

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

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2014-02-01 2014-02-01 12:00 pm 1:30 pm 40.7691, -73.9741 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52d06ba356839.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:35 EST
<![CDATA[Introduction to Bird Watching]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/01/introduction-to-bird-watching http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/01/introduction-to-bird-watching Date: February 1, 2014

Look, up in the sky, it's a bird! But what kind? Join the Alliance to learn about the 250 species of birds that call Prospect Park home.

Led by the Brooklyn Brid Club.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-02-01 2014-02-01 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/528136ab90698.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:11 EST
<![CDATA[Fitness Bootcamp]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/01/fitness-bootcamp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/01/fitness-bootcamp Date: February 1, 2014

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-4793 x301

Location: Alley Athletic (in Alley Pond Park)

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2014-02-01 2014-02-01 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.7404, -73.7339 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:35 EST
<![CDATA[Valentine Making Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/01/valentine-making-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/01/valentine-making-workshop Date: February 1, 2014

Be part of our valentine for the community. You’ll learn about Victorian scraps, paper lace, and decoupage. Make one valentine for a resident of a nursing home on Staten Island and one to take home as a gift. Tour the village to see homes from the 1690s to 1860s and images of valentines from the collection in the General Store.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-1611

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

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R013 LaTourette Park & Golf Course 2014-02-01 2014-02-01 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.5698, -74.1448 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:28 EST
<![CDATA[Recycle-To-Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/01/recycletoart http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/01/recycletoart Date: February 1, 2014

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-02-01 2014-02-01 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:02 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: West Side Stories]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/01/central-park-tour-west-side-stories http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/01/central-park-tour-west-side-stories Date: February 1, 2014

Visit an area of the park off the beaten track for most visitors, but well-known to Upper West Siders. Route involves moderate inclines and a few stairs.

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

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

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

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

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M010 Central Park 2014-02-01 2014-02-01 2:00 pm 3:15 pm 40.782, -73.9714 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51d70601d1d92.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:45 EST
<![CDATA[History In Your Hands: Flax to Linen]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/01/history-in-your-hands-flax-to-linen http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/01/history-in-your-hands-flax-to-linen Date: February 1, 2014

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 789-2822 x301

Location: Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-02-01 2014-02-01 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6643, -73.9639 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/537519d8d5698.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:58 EST
<![CDATA[The Night Sky]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/01/the-night-sky http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/01/the-night-sky Date: February 1, 2014

Our Urban Park Rangers will be your guides to the solar system, discussing the science, history and folklore of the universe. Fall and winter are the best times to observe meteor showers, the phases of the moon, and many planets of the Milky Way. Night Sky programs highlight the history and folklore of the solar system, using the naked eye to locate stars and planets.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Wolfe's Pond Park Comfort Station (in Wolfe's Pond Park)

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R031 Wolfe's Pond Park 2014-02-01 2014-02-01 6:00 pm 40.5204, -74.1895 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:20 EST
<![CDATA[Tavern Concerts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/01/tavern-concerts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/01/tavern-concerts Date: February 1, 2014

It's Tavern time!

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

There will be warm fires and lots of laughter!

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 351-1611 x281

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

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R013 LaTourette Park & Golf Course 2014-02-01 2014-02-01 6:00 pm 40.5698, -74.1448 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:16 EST
<![CDATA[Whimsical Winter Wonderland exhibit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/02/whimsical-winter-wonderland-exhibit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/02/whimsical-winter-wonderland-exhibit Date: February 2, 2014

Sixteen emerging and established artists interpret a Whimsical Winter Wonderland.

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

Curated by Lucy Aponte and Laura Alvarez.

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

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-02-02 2014-02-02 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/529f4213e26e9.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:51 EST
<![CDATA[Wave Hill Family Art Project: Nature's Music]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/02/wave-hill-family-art-project-natures-music http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/02/wave-hill-family-art-project-natures-music Date: February 2, 2014

Collect a sample of twigs, leaves, and seeds or use the ones provided. Then join visiting artist Donna Maria de Creeft in celebrating the presence of Toscanini at Wave Hill. Create a collage with natural materials and incorporating imaginary music. Assemble your findings and drawings into a mixed-media, pocket-style accordion book to take home.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2014-02-02 2014-02-02 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8976, -73.9113 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:44 EST
<![CDATA[Family Nature Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/02/family-nature-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/02/family-nature-crafts Date: February 2, 2014

Urban Park Rangers are role models who encourage children to let their imaginations run wild in a safe, supportive atmosphere. At this event we will making nature crafts to help us learn about our environment. All supplies provided.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-02-02 2014-02-02 11:00 am 40.7971, -73.9515 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:30 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Mid-Park Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/02/central-park-tour-midpark-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/02/central-park-tour-midpark-welcome-tour Date: February 2, 2014

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

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

Tour dates and times are subject to change without notice.

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 12:45 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Alexander von Humboldt statue (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-02-02 2014-02-02 12:00 pm 12:45 pm 40.7794, -73.9734 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52a0ef6d32ff7.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:37 EST
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Garden Walking Tour in Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/02/garden-walking-tour-in-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/02/garden-walking-tour-in-fort-tryon-park Date: February 2, 2014

Please note: this event has been cancelled due to forecast ice accumulation.

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

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2014-02-02 2014-02-02 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.8606, -73.9338 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:45 EST
<![CDATA[Meet the Nature Center Animals]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/02/meet-the-nature-center-animals http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/02/meet-the-nature-center-animals Date: February 2, 2014

Urban Park Rangers are role models who encourage children to let their imaginations run wild in a safe, supportive atmosphere. Join us as we feed our nature center animals. Learn all about what they eat and why they live right here in New York City!

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Salt Marsh Nature Center (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2014-02-02 2014-02-02 1:00 pm 40.6047, -73.9298 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:30 EST
<![CDATA[Emergency Preparedness: Extreme Weather]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/02/emergency-preparedness-extreme-weather http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/02/emergency-preparedness-extreme-weather Date: February 2, 2014

Our Urban Park Rangers are skilled in the techniques of wilderness survival and emergency preparedness. On these fun, family friendly programs you will learn tips and tricks that will enhance your knowledge of the natural world, and might just save your life. Whether you are preparing for an extended journey through the woods or just want to be more prepared for any situation, a wilderness survival program is perfect for you. Emergency Preparedness provides families and individuals with helpful information on how to be ready when an emergency situation arises.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

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

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R119 Blue Heron Park 2014-02-02 2014-02-02 1:00 pm 40.5309, -74.1778 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:20 EST
<![CDATA[Celebrate Lunar New Year: 15th New Year Cultural Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/02/celebrate-lunar-new-year-15th-new-year-cultural-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/02/celebrate-lunar-new-year-15th-new-year-cultural-festival Date: February 2, 2014

Follow the 15th Chinatown New Year Parade to the park, and continue the celebration with performances by musicians, dancers and martial artists.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Sara D Roosevelt Park (in Sara D. Roosevelt Park)

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M105 Sara D. Roosevelt Park 2014-02-02 2014-02-02 1:00 pm 40.7217, -73.9916 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:30 EST
<![CDATA[Wave Hill Garden & Conservatory Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/02/garden-conservatory-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/02/garden-conservatory-highlights-walk Date: February 2, 2014

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 789-2822 x301

Location: Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-02-02 2014-02-02 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6643, -73.9639 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/537519d8d5698.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:58 EST
<![CDATA[Whimsical Winter Wonderland exhibit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/03/whimsical-winter-wonderland-exhibit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/03/whimsical-winter-wonderland-exhibit Date: February 3, 2014

Sixteen emerging and established artists interpret a Whimsical Winter Wonderland.

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

Curated by Lucy Aponte and Laura Alvarez.

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

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-02-03 2014-02-03 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/529f4213e26e9.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:51 EST
<![CDATA[Arsenal Gallery Black History Month Exhibition: The March]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/03/arsenal-gallery-exhibtion-the-march1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/03/arsenal-gallery-exhibtion-the-march1 Date: February 3, 2014

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

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

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

Admission is free, closed on holidays.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-02-03 2014-02-03 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:31 EST
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Shape Up NYC: Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/03/shape-up-nyc-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/03/shape-up-nyc-aerobics Date: February 3, 2014

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

Join us at Staten Island's Home of Shape Up NYC, McDonald Park! This class is a moderate, heart-pumping workout to help burn calories and improve heart health. This instructor is part of the NYC Parks Fitness Instructor Training Program.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Mcdonald Playground (in McDonald Playground)

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B244 McDonald Playground 2014-02-03 2014-02-03 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.6006, -73.972 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:20 EST
<![CDATA[Free Tax Preparation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/03/free-tax-preparation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/03/free-tax-preparation Date: February 3, 2014

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

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 829-0156

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

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X016 Owen F. Dolen Park 2014-02-03 2014-02-03 10:30 am 2:30 pm 40.8406, -73.8428 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:40 EST
<![CDATA[Beginner Hockey Clinic (Registration Full)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/03/beginner-hockey-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/03/beginner-hockey-clinic Date: February 3, 2014

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

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

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

Please note: Registration is full.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 348-4867

Location: Lasker Pool & Rink (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-02-03 2014-02-03 4:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.7964, -73.9547 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:45 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Kettlebell, Core and Conditioning]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/03/shape-up-nyc-kettlebell-core-and-conditioning http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/03/shape-up-nyc-kettlebell-core-and-conditioning Date: February 3, 2014

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

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

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: McDonald Park House (in McDonald Playground)

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R034 McDonald Playground 2014-02-03 2014-02-03 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.6291, -74.1155 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:26 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC's Couch to 5K: Group Run]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/03/shape-up-nycs-couch-to-5k-group-run http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/03/shape-up-nycs-couch-to-5k-group-run Date: February 3, 2014

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

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

The class will be held outdoors, rain or shine.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-02-03 2014-02-03 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.6643, -73.9639 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52d4140b7303f.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:31 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Body Blast]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/03/shape-up-nyc-body-blast http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/03/shape-up-nyc-body-blast Date: February 3, 2014

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

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

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: McDonald Park House (in McDonald Playground)

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R034 McDonald Playground 2014-02-03 2014-02-03 7:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.6291, -74.1155 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:21 EST
<![CDATA[Beginners Tunisian Crochet]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/04/tunisian-crochet-beginners http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/04/tunisian-crochet-beginners Date: February 4, 2014

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

Materials required:

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

Start time: 1:30 am

End time: 2:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-02-04 2014-02-04 1:30 am 2:30 am 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:25 EST
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/04/my-morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/04/my-morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: February 4, 2014

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

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

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

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

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

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2014-02-04 2014-02-04 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.8606, -73.9338 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:41 EST
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: “Get the Picture?”]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/04/art-in-the-garden-get-the-picture3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/04/art-in-the-garden-get-the-picture3 Date: February 4, 2014

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-02-04 2014-02-04 8:00 am 4:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:32 EST
<![CDATA[Whimsical Winter Wonderland exhibit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/04/whimsical-winter-wonderland-exhibit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/04/whimsical-winter-wonderland-exhibit Date: February 4, 2014

Sixteen emerging and established artists interpret a Whimsical Winter Wonderland.

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

Curated by Lucy Aponte and Laura Alvarez.

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

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-02-04 2014-02-04 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/529f4213e26e9.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:51 EST
<![CDATA[Arsenal Gallery Black History Month Exhibition: The March]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/04/arsenal-gallery-exhibtion-the-march1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/04/arsenal-gallery-exhibtion-the-march1 Date: February 4, 2014

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

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

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

Admission is free, closed on holidays.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-02-04 2014-02-04 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:31 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Zumba]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/04/shape-up-nyc-zumba http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/04/shape-up-nyc-zumba Date: February 4, 2014

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

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: McDonald Park House (in McDonald Playground)

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R034 McDonald Playground 2014-02-04 2014-02-04 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.6291, -74.1155 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:28 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Zumba Toning]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/04/shape-up-nyc-zumba1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/04/shape-up-nyc-zumba1 Date: February 4, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: McDonald Park House (in McDonald Playground)

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R034 McDonald Playground 2014-02-04 2014-02-04 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.6291, -74.1155 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:30 EST
<![CDATA[Abs Workout]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/04/abs-work-out http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/04/abs-work-out Date: February 4, 2014

Exercise workout focusing on abs, especially strength training your core

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-02-04 2014-02-04 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:14 EST
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Central Park Tour: Northern Forts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/04/central-park-tour-northern-forts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/04/central-park-tour-northern-forts Date: February 4, 2014

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2014-02-04 2014-02-04 12:00 pm 1:15 pm 40.7968, -73.9515 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52a0fee353259.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:40 EST
<![CDATA[Meditation Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/04/meditation-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/04/meditation-class Date: February 4, 2014

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 1:45 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-02-04 2014-02-04 1:00 pm 1:45 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:28 EST
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Lunar New Year Celebration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/04/arts-culture-fun-lunar-new-year-celebration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/04/arts-culture-fun-lunar-new-year-celebration Date: February 4, 2014

Join us as we celebrate the Chinese Lunar New Year!

Celebrate the New Year with an afternoon of exquisite arts, culture and fun! Watch a Lion Dance, Karate, Tai Chi and Fan Dance demonstrations. Take a trip through China with spectacular scenic views and interesting real life stories! FDNY recruiters and Girl Scouts will also be there.

All are welcome.

Start time: 4:30 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 353-7853

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

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2014-02-04 2014-02-04 4:30 pm 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8344 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:40 EST
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: America's Romance with Chocolate: A Sweet Social History]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/04/americas-romance-with-chocolate-a-sweet-social-history http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/04/americas-romance-with-chocolate-a-sweet-social-history Date: February 4, 2014

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

Join us for a delectable evening of talk and tasting as we celebrate our country's long love affair with chocolate. Culinary historian Cathy Kaufman will present an illustrated lecture followed by a tasting in our period kitchen of handmade chocolate truffles by chef Wai Hon Chu, paired with wine.

At the start of the 19th century, ladies ceremonially drank a breakfast chocolate — touted as a health food — from exquisite porcelain cups. But by mid-century, advances in manufacturing had turned this liquid delight into the chocolate bars that we know today, a portable confection and a luscious treat. This illustrated lecture will trace chocolate’s changing role and form in the social history of 19th century New York.

Tickets available online at merchantshouse.org/calendar

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 777-1089

Location: Merchant's House Museum

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M318 Merchant's House Museum 2014-02-04 2014-02-04 6:30 pm 40.7277, -73.9923 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:29 EST
<![CDATA[Wheelchair Basketball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/04/wheelchair-basketball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/04/wheelchair-basketball Date: February 4, 2014

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

Recreation Center membership is required to participate.

Start time: 7:45 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 353-7853

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

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2014-02-04 2014-02-04 7:45 pm 9:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8344 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:49 EST
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: “Get the Picture?”]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/05/art-in-the-garden-get-the-picture3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/05/art-in-the-garden-get-the-picture3 Date: February 5, 2014

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-02-05 2014-02-05 8:00 am 4:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:32 EST
<![CDATA[Whimsical Winter Wonderland exhibit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/05/whimsical-winter-wonderland-exhibit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/05/whimsical-winter-wonderland-exhibit Date: February 5, 2014

Sixteen emerging and established artists interpret a Whimsical Winter Wonderland.

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

Curated by Lucy Aponte and Laura Alvarez.

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

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-02-05 2014-02-05 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/529f4213e26e9.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:51 EST
<![CDATA[Arsenal Gallery Black History Month Exhibition: The March]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/05/arsenal-gallery-exhibtion-the-march http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/05/arsenal-gallery-exhibtion-the-march Date: February 5, 2014

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

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

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

Admission is free, closed on holidays.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-02-05 2014-02-05 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:31 EST
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Chinese New Year Celebration, "Year of the Horse"]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/05/arts-culture-fun-chinese-new-year-celebration-year-of-the-horse http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/05/arts-culture-fun-chinese-new-year-celebration-year-of-the-horse Date: February 5, 2014

Celebrate the Chinese New Year!

Enjoy the festivities including: A light breakfast, Chinese cultural folk dance, martial arts demonstration and a social dance!

All are welcome.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 263-1163

Location: Lost Battalion Hall Recreation Center

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2014-02-05 2014-02-05 9:30 am 2:30 pm 40.7322, -73.8652 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:39 EST
<![CDATA[Sit Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/05/sit-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/05/sit-aerobics Date: February 5, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 771-2787

Location: St. Johns Recreation Center

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2014-02-05 2014-02-05 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.6735, -73.9348 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:38 EST
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Central Park Tour: West Side Stories]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/05/central-park-tour-west-side-stories http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/05/central-park-tour-west-side-stories Date: February 5, 2014

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

Visit an area of the park off the beaten track for most visitors, but well-known to Upper West Siders. Route involves moderate inclines and a few stairs.

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

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

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

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M010 Central Park 2014-02-05 2014-02-05 12:00 pm 1:15 pm 40.782, -73.9714 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51d70601d1d92.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:45 EST
<![CDATA[After School Ice Skating (Registration Full)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/05/after-school-ice-skating http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/05/after-school-ice-skating Date: February 5, 2014

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

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

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

Please note: Registration is full.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 348-4867

Location: Lasker Pool & Rink (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-02-05 2014-02-05 4:00 pm 4:30 pm 40.7964, -73.9547 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:28 EST
<![CDATA[Grow to Learn Grant Writing & Garden Planning Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/05/grow-to-learn-grant-writing-garden-planning-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/05/grow-to-learn-grant-writing-garden-planning-workshop Date: February 5, 2014

Need help applying for a Grow to Learn Mini-Grant?

Attend a grant-writing and garden design workshop! We will walk you through the application and garden design process and help answer any individual questions you may have.

RSVP required.

Start time: 4:30 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 788-8073

Location: GrowNYC Greening Library

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2014-02-05 2014-02-05 4:30 pm 7:00 pm 40.7138, -74.0054 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:50 EST