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 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 09:50:20 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[Central Park Tour: Mid-Park Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/07/central-park-tour-midpark-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/07/central-park-tour-midpark-welcome-tour Date: April 7, 2014

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

Route involves many hills, stairs, and uneven paths.

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

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

Tour dates and times are subject to change without notice.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 12:45 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Alexander von Humboldt statue (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-04-07 2014-04-07 12:00 pm 12:45 pm 40.7794, -73.9734 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53063d734c462.jpg Thu, 17 Apr 2014 05:50:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Adaptive Weight Training]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/07/adaptive-weight-training http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/07/adaptive-weight-training Date: April 7, 2014

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

Recreation Center membership is required to participate.

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 353-7853

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

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2014-04-07 2014-04-07 1:30 pm 3:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8344 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 05:50:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Master Composter Certificate Course with the NYC Compost Project]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/07/master-composter-certificate-course-with-the-nyc-compost-project-hosted-by-queens-botanical-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/07/master-composter-certificate-course-with-the-nyc-compost-project-hosted-by-queens-botanical-garden Date: April 7, 2014

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

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

APPLICATION DEADLINE: February 7, 2014.

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

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 539-5296

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-04-07 2014-04-07 6:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 05:50:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Kettlebell, Core and Conditioning]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/07/shape-up-nyc-kettlebell-core-and-conditioning http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/07/shape-up-nyc-kettlebell-core-and-conditioning Date: April 7, 2014

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

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

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: McDonald Park House (in McDonald Playground)

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R034 McDonald Playground 2014-04-07 2014-04-07 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.6291, -74.1155 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 05:50:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC's Couch to 5K: Group Run]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/07/shape-up-nycs-couch-to-5k-group-run http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/07/shape-up-nycs-couch-to-5k-group-run Date: April 7, 2014

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

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-04-07 2014-04-07 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.6643, -73.9639 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52d4140b7303f.jpg Thu, 17 Apr 2014 05:50:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Body Blast]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/07/shape-up-nyc-body-blast http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/07/shape-up-nyc-body-blast Date: April 7, 2014

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

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

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: McDonald Park House (in McDonald Playground)

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R034 McDonald Playground 2014-04-07 2014-04-07 7:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.6291, -74.1155 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 05:50:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Beginners Tunisian Crochet]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/08/tunisian-crochet-beginners http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/08/tunisian-crochet-beginners Date: April 8, 2014

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

Materials required:

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

Start time: 1:30 am

End time: 2:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-04-08 2014-04-08 1:30 am 2:30 am 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 05:50:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/08/my-morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/08/my-morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: April 8, 2014

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

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

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

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

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2014-04-08 2014-04-08 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.8606, -73.9338 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 05:50:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Doors To The Bronx Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/08/doors-to-the-bronx-exhibition1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/08/doors-to-the-bronx-exhibition1 Date: April 8, 2014

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-04-08 2014-04-08 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 05:50:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: “Get the Picture?”]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/08/art-in-the-garden-get-the-picture3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/08/art-in-the-garden-get-the-picture3 Date: April 8, 2014

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-04-08 2014-04-08 8:00 am 4:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 05:50:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Arsenal Gallery Exhibition: STRATA]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/08/strata http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/08/strata Date: April 8, 2014

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-04-08 2014-04-08 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52fd2ae9dd9fd.jpg Thu, 17 Apr 2014 05:50:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Women's Work Exhibit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/08/womens-work-exhibit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/08/womens-work-exhibit Date: April 8, 2014

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

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 984-6046

Location: Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2014-04-08 2014-04-08 9:30 am 3:00 pm 40.5026, -74.2518 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/533044d6c90c4.JPG Thu, 17 Apr 2014 05:50:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Zumba]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/08/shape-up-nyc-zumba http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/08/shape-up-nyc-zumba Date: April 8, 2014

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

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: McDonald Park House (in McDonald Playground)

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R034 McDonald Playground 2014-04-08 2014-04-08 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.6291, -74.1155 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 05:50:21 EDT
<![CDATA[The Orchid Show: Key West Contemporary]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/08/the-orchid-show-key-west-contemporary http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/08/the-orchid-show-key-west-contemporary Date: April 8, 2014

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

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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<![CDATA[Art for Us Adaptive Art Program]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/08/art-for-us-adaptive-art-program http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/08/art-for-us-adaptive-art-program Date: April 8, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 218-2380

Location: McCarren Play Center

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2014-04-08 2014-04-08 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7202, -73.951 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 05:50:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Zumba Toning]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/08/shape-up-nyc-zumba1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/08/shape-up-nyc-zumba1 Date: April 8, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: McDonald Park House (in McDonald Playground)

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R034 McDonald Playground 2014-04-08 2014-04-08 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.6291, -74.1155 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 05:50:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Adaptive Track and Field]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/08/adaptive-track-and-field http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/08/adaptive-track-and-field Date: April 8, 2014

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

Recreation Center membership is required to join.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 293-5934

Location: West Bronx Recreation Center

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X261 West Bronx Recreation Center 2014-04-08 2014-04-08 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8441, -73.9188 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 05:50:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: The Art of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/08/central-park-tour-the-art-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/08/central-park-tour-the-art-of-the-park Date: April 8, 2014

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2014-04-08 2014-04-08 12:00 pm 1:30 pm 40.7691, -73.9741 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/530feca70d2c0.jpg Thu, 17 Apr 2014 05:50:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Abs Workout]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/08/abs-work-out http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/08/abs-work-out Date: April 8, 2014

Exercise workout focusing on abs, especially strength training your core

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-04-08 2014-04-08 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 05:50:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Adult Adaptive Sports]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/08/adult-adaptive-sports http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/08/adult-adaptive-sports Date: April 8, 2014

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 397-3159

Location: Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center

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M063 Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center 2014-04-08 2014-04-08 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.7715, -73.9885 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 05:50:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Rock Your Seat]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/08/rock-your-seat http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/08/rock-your-seat Date: April 8, 2014

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

Recreation Center membership is required to participate.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 667-3545

Location: Greenbelt Recreation Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2014-04-08 2014-04-08 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.5926, -74.1358 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 05:50:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Meditation Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/08/meditation-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/08/meditation-class Date: April 8, 2014

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 1:45 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-04-08 2014-04-08 1:00 pm 1:45 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 05:50:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Knitting & Crocheting for Intermediate and Advanced Levels]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/08/knitcroxchet-intermediate-group http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/08/knitcroxchet-intermediate-group Date: April 8, 2014

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

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

Must be able to read and follow patterns.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 3:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-04-08 2014-04-08 2:30 pm 3:30 am 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 05:50:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Fascinating Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/08/arts-culture-fun-central-park-featuring-historian-sara-cedar-miller1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/08/arts-culture-fun-central-park-featuring-historian-sara-cedar-miller1 Date: April 8, 2014

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

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

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 255-3705

Location: Chelsea Recreation Center

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M260 Chelsea Recreation Center 2014-04-08 2014-04-08 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.7483, -74.0022 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5320d5d93788b.JPG Thu, 17 Apr 2014 05:50:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Jamaica Bay Greenway Community Workshops]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/08/jamaica-bay-greenway-community-workshops http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/08/jamaica-bay-greenway-community-workshops Date: April 8, 2014

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

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 546-4318

Location: Brooklyn Sports Club

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2014-04-08 2014-04-08 6:30 pm 9:00 pm 40.6462, -73.8765 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 05:50:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Cardio Sculpt]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/08/shape-up-nyc-cardio-sculpt1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/08/shape-up-nyc-cardio-sculpt1 Date: April 8, 2014

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

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

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: McDonald Park House (in McDonald Playground)

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R034 McDonald Playground 2014-04-08 2014-04-08 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.6291, -74.1155 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 05:50:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Wheelchair Basketball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/08/wheelchair-basketball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/08/wheelchair-basketball Date: April 8, 2014

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

Recreation Center membership is required to participate.

Start time: 7:45 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 353-7853

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

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2014-04-08 2014-04-08 7:45 pm 9:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8344 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 05:50:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Doors To The Bronx Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/09/doors-to-the-bronx-exhibition1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/09/doors-to-the-bronx-exhibition1 Date: April 9, 2014

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-04-09 2014-04-09 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 05:50:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: “Get the Picture?”]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/09/art-in-the-garden-get-the-picture3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/09/art-in-the-garden-get-the-picture3 Date: April 9, 2014

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-04-09 2014-04-09 8:00 am 4:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 05:50:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Arsenal Gallery Exhibition: STRATA]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/09/strata http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/09/strata Date: April 9, 2014

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-04-09 2014-04-09 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52fd2ae9dd9fd.jpg Thu, 17 Apr 2014 05:50:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Women's Work Exhibit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/09/womens-work-exhibit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/09/womens-work-exhibit Date: April 9, 2014

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

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 984-6046

Location: Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2014-04-09 2014-04-09 9:30 am 3:00 pm 40.5026, -74.2518 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/533044d6c90c4.JPG Thu, 17 Apr 2014 05:50:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Chair Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/09/shape-up-nyc-chair-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/09/shape-up-nyc-chair-aerobics Date: April 9, 2014

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

For adults and seniors.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 771-2787

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

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2014-04-09 2014-04-09 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.8108, -73.9147 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 05:50:21 EDT
<![CDATA[The Orchid Show: Key West Contemporary]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/09/the-orchid-show-key-west-contemporary http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/09/the-orchid-show-key-west-contemporary Date: April 9, 2014

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

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2014-04-09 2014-04-09 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 05:50:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Chair/Sit Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/09/chairsit-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/09/chairsit-aerobics Date: April 9, 2014

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

Recreation Center membership is required to participate.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 353-7853

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

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2014-04-09 2014-04-09 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7515, -73.8344 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 05:50:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Sit Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/09/sit-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/09/sit-aerobics Date: April 9, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 771-2787

Location: St. Johns Recreation Center

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2014-04-09 2014-04-09 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.6735, -73.9348 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 05:50:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Chair Toning]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/09/shape-up-nyc-chair-toning http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/09/shape-up-nyc-chair-toning Date: April 9, 2014

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

For adults and seniors.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 402-5155

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

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2014-04-09 2014-04-09 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.8108, -73.9147 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 05:50:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Boot Camp]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/09/shape-up-nyc-bootcamp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/09/shape-up-nyc-bootcamp Date: April 9, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-04-09 2014-04-09 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 05:50:21 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Adaptive Chair Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/09/adaptive-chair-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/09/adaptive-chair-aerobics Date: April 9, 2014

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

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

Recreation Center membership is required.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 397-3159

Location: Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center

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M063 Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center 2014-04-09 2014-04-09 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7715, -73.9885 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 05:50:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Adaptive Weight Training]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/09/adaptive-weight-training http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/09/adaptive-weight-training Date: April 9, 2014

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

Recreation Center membership is required to participate.

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 353-7853

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

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2014-04-09 2014-04-09 1:30 pm 3:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8344 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 05:50:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Wheelchair Basketball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/09/wheelchair-basketball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/09/wheelchair-basketball Date: April 9, 2014

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

Recreation Center membership is required to participate.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 293-5934

Location: West Bronx Recreation Center

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X261 West Bronx Recreation Center 2014-04-09 2014-04-09 6:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.8441, -73.9188 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 05:50:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Yoga - Relax and Stretch]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/09/shape-up-nyc-yoga-relax-and-stretch http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/09/shape-up-nyc-yoga-relax-and-stretch Date: April 9, 2014

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

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

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: McDonald Park House (in McDonald Playground)

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R034 McDonald Playground 2014-04-09 2014-04-09 7:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.6291, -74.1155 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 05:50:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/10/my-morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/10/my-morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: April 10, 2014

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

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

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

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

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2014-04-10 2014-04-10 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.8606, -73.9338 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 05:50:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Doors To The Bronx Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/10/doors-to-the-bronx-exhibition1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/10/doors-to-the-bronx-exhibition1 Date: April 10, 2014

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-04-10 2014-04-10 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 05:50:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: “Get the Picture?”]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/10/art-in-the-garden-get-the-picture3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/10/art-in-the-garden-get-the-picture3 Date: April 10, 2014

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-04-10 2014-04-10 8:00 am 4:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 05:50:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Arsenal Gallery Exhibition: STRATA]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/10/strata http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/10/strata Date: April 10, 2014

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-04-10 2014-04-10 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52fd2ae9dd9fd.jpg Thu, 17 Apr 2014 05:50:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Stretch, Tone and Balance]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/10/shape-up-nyc-stretch-tone-and-balance http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/10/shape-up-nyc-stretch-tone-and-balance Date: April 10, 2014

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: McDonald Park House (in McDonald Playground)

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R034 McDonald Playground 2014-04-10 2014-04-10 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.6291, -74.1155 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 05:50:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Women's Work Exhibit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/10/womens-work-exhibit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/10/womens-work-exhibit Date: April 10, 2014

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

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 984-6046

Location: Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2014-04-10 2014-04-10 9:30 am 3:00 pm 40.5026, -74.2518 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/533044d6c90c4.JPG Thu, 17 Apr 2014 05:50:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Greenbelt Tree Tots]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/10/greenbelt-tree-tots http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/10/greenbelt-tree-tots Date: April 10, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 10:45 am

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2014-04-10 2014-04-10 10:00 am 10:45 am 40.5884, -74.1391 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 05:50:21 EDT
<![CDATA[The Orchid Show: Key West Contemporary]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/10/the-orchid-show-key-west-contemporary http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/10/the-orchid-show-key-west-contemporary Date: April 10, 2014

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

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2014-04-10 2014-04-10 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 05:50:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Stretching, Toning, Relaxation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/10/stretching-toning-relaxation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/10/stretching-toning-relaxation Date: April 10, 2014

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

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

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-04-10 2014-04-10 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 05:50:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Total Body Workout]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/10/shape-up-nyc-total-body-workout http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/10/shape-up-nyc-total-body-workout Date: April 10, 2014

Class will provide a total body workout, with strengthening exercises and light weight lifting. Most of the class is done seated, with modifications available for the standing portion. The center is wheelchair accessible.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-3657

Location: St. James Recreation Center (in St. James Park)

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X044 St. James Park 2014-04-10 2014-04-10 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.8647, -73.8992 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 05:50:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Chair Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/10/chair-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/10/chair-yoga Date: April 10, 2014

Get into yoga! This session of mindful, seated exercise will convince you of the benefits of this popular practice.

People with disabilities and who are able-bodied are welcome. Recreation Center membership is required to participate.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 255-3705

Location: Chelsea Recreation Center

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M260 Chelsea Recreation Center 2014-04-10 2014-04-10 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7483, -74.0022 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 05:50:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Conversational English]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/10/conversational-english http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/10/conversational-english Date: April 10, 2014

Participants will explore different topics through conversation, to explore their English diction and comprehension.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-04-10 2014-04-10 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 05:50:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Adaptive Track and Field]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/10/adaptive-track-and-field http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/10/adaptive-track-and-field Date: April 10, 2014

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

Recreation Center membership is required to join.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 293-5934

Location: West Bronx Recreation Center

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X261 West Bronx Recreation Center 2014-04-10 2014-04-10 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8441, -73.9188 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 05:50:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Belvedere's Kingdom]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/10/central-park-tour-belvederes-kingdom http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/10/central-park-tour-belvederes-kingdom Date: April 10, 2014

Take a walk around the landscapes dominated by historic Belvedere Castle, situated high on Vista Rock. Route involves moderate inclines and a few stairs.

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

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Belvedere Castle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-04-10 2014-04-10 12:00 pm 1:15 pm 40.7793, -73.9691 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/530fef2612e4a.jpg Thu, 17 Apr 2014 05:50:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Rock Your Seat]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/10/rock-your-seat http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/10/rock-your-seat Date: April 10, 2014

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

Recreation Center membership is required to participate.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 667-3545

Location: Greenbelt Recreation Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2014-04-10 2014-04-10 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.5926, -74.1358 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 05:50:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Learn To Draw]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/10/learn-to-draw http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/10/learn-to-draw Date: April 10, 2014

Learn the basics of still life pencil drawing, including volume, tone, value and sketching. (Ages 10-adults).

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 2014-04-10 2014-04-10 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 05:50:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Volunteer with the Garden Crew]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/10/garden-crew8 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/10/garden-crew8 Date: April 10, 2014

The garden crew will be meeting regularly to maintain and revitalize the ornamental and native plantings around Sherman Creek and Swindler Cove. As part of garden crew you will help redesign and plant garden beds as well as weed, water, and dead-head in existing gardens. If you want to learn more about planting, pruning, weed identification, and other horticultural techniques join the garden crew in their weekly workdays.

Please register by email.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone: (917) 291-6436

Location: Sherman Creek Park (in Sherman Creek)

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M300 Sherman Creek 2014-04-10 2014-04-10 4:00 pm 6:30 pm 40.8611, -73.918 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 05:50:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Concepts and Construction of Sub-Irrigated Planters]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/10/concepts-and-construction-of-subirrigated-planters http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/10/concepts-and-construction-of-subirrigated-planters Date: April 10, 2014

Sub-Irrigated Planters (SIPs) are a very practical way to plant with many benefits, especially if you have limited green space or water access! Join us to learn about different kinds of SIPs and to help us construct SIPs for the garden!

Grow to Learn registered schools only may request soil, compost, and lumber for Fall delivery.

Please RSVP for this workshop.

Start time: 4:30 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 788-8073

Location: City Hall Garden (in City Hall Park)

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M013 City Hall Park 2014-04-10 2014-04-10 4:30 pm 6:00 pm 40.7129, -74.0051 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 05:50:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Bootcamp]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/10/shape-up-nyc-bootcamp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/10/shape-up-nyc-bootcamp Date: April 10, 2014

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

Bootcamp is a total body workout that addresses muscle strength and endurance while keeping the heart rate up to burn calories and improve cardiovascular health.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: McDonald Park House (in McDonald Playground)

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R034 McDonald Playground 2014-04-10 2014-04-10 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.6291, -74.1155 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 05:50:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Brooklyn Parks Community Connections]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/10/brooklyn-parks-community-connections http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/10/brooklyn-parks-community-connections Date: April 10, 2014

Brooklyn community park groups and volunteers will be able to share advice, make new connections, and learn more about the resources NYC Parks, Partnerships for Parks, and other affiliated non-profits have to offer! Refreshments will be provided.

RSVP is required for this event.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 965-8907

Location: Picnic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-04-10 2014-04-10 6:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.6655, -73.9716 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 05:50:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Adaptive Dance]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/10/adaptive-dance http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/10/adaptive-dance Date: April 10, 2014

Body movement to dance music: reggae, hip hop, funk. Recreation Center membership is required to participate.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 234-9607

Location: Jackie Robinson Recreation Center (in Jackie Robinson Park)

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M014 Jackie Robinson Park 2014-04-10 2014-04-10 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.8242, -73.9425 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 05:50:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Doors To The Bronx Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/11/doors-to-the-bronx-exhibition1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/11/doors-to-the-bronx-exhibition1 Date: April 11, 2014

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-04-11 2014-04-11 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 05:50:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: “Get the Picture?”]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/11/art-in-the-garden-get-the-picture3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/11/art-in-the-garden-get-the-picture3 Date: April 11, 2014

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-04-11 2014-04-11 8:00 am 4:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 05:50:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Yoga in the Orangerie Spring Series]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/11/yoga-in-the-orangerie-spring-series http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/11/yoga-in-the-orangerie-spring-series Date: April 11, 2014

A beginner-level class also suitable for those who want to deepen their practice in a steady, mindful approach.

Taught by certified Anusara® yoga teacher Ann Casapini in a serene, sunlit space.

Ten classes. Class size limited to 12. Registration and pre-payment required.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:15 am

Contact phone: (718) 885-1461

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2014-04-11 2014-04-11 9:00 am 10:15 am 40.8705, -73.8109 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 05:50:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Arsenal Gallery Exhibition: STRATA]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/11/strata http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/11/strata Date: April 11, 2014

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-04-11 2014-04-11 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52fd2ae9dd9fd.jpg Thu, 17 Apr 2014 05:50:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Women's Work Exhibit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/11/womens-work-exhibit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/11/womens-work-exhibit Date: April 11, 2014

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

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 984-6046

Location: Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2014-04-11 2014-04-11 9:30 am 3:00 pm 40.5026, -74.2518 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/533044d6c90c4.JPG Thu, 17 Apr 2014 05:50:21 EDT
<![CDATA[The Orchid Show: Key West Contemporary]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/11/the-orchid-show-key-west-contemporary http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/11/the-orchid-show-key-west-contemporary Date: April 11, 2014

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

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2014-04-11 2014-04-11 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 05:50:21 EDT
<![CDATA[English Reading For Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/11/english-reading-for-adults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/11/english-reading-for-adults Date: April 11, 2014

This class is for individuals who speak English. Class will focus on strategies improve reading, diction and writing.

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 2014-04-11 2014-04-11 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 05:50:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Sit Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/11/sit-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/11/sit-aerobics Date: April 11, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 771-2787

Location: St. Johns Recreation Center

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2014-04-11 2014-04-11 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.6735, -73.9348 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 05:50:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Adaptive Fitness]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/11/adaptive-fitness http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/11/adaptive-fitness Date: April 11, 2014

Take this Recreation Center class to feel leaner and stronger! The program is specifically for people with disabilities or limited mobility.

Recreation Center membership is required.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 255-3705

Location: Chelsea Recreation Center

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M260 Chelsea Recreation Center 2014-04-11 2014-04-11 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7483, -74.0022 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 05:50:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Northern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/11/central-park-tour-northern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/11/central-park-tour-northern-welcome-tour Date: April 11, 2014

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

Route easy to negotiate; includes a few stairs.

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

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

Tour dates and times are subject to change without notice.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 12:45 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2014-04-11 2014-04-11 12:00 pm 12:45 pm 40.7943, -73.9512 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52a0ef96a6454.jpg Thu, 17 Apr 2014 05:50:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Pilates]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/11/shape-up-nyc-pilates http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/11/shape-up-nyc-pilates Date: April 11, 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 2014-04-11 2014-04-11 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/528134f69ac11.jpg Thu, 17 Apr 2014 05:50:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Conference House Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/11/house-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/11/house-tours Date: April 11, 2014

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 984-6046

Location: Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2014-04-11 2014-04-11 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.502, -74.2514 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5339a985105b4.jpg Thu, 17 Apr 2014 05:50:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Adaptive Weight Training]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/11/adaptive-weight-training http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/11/adaptive-weight-training Date: April 11, 2014

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

Recreation Center membership is required to participate.

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 353-7853

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

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2014-04-11 2014-04-11 1:30 pm 3:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8344 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 05:50:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Short Story Fiction/Non-Fiction Writing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/11/short-story-fictionnonfiction-writing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/11/short-story-fictionnonfiction-writing Date: April 11, 2014

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

This class is for adults.

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 2014-04-11 2014-04-11 1:30 pm 3:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 05:50:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Adapted Aquatics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/11/adapted-aquatics3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/11/adapted-aquatics3 Date: April 11, 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 2014-04-11 2014-04-11 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.7151, -73.9605 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 05:50:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Adapted Aquatics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/11/adapted-aquatics2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/11/adapted-aquatics2 Date: April 11, 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: Hansborough Pool & Recreation Center (in Hansborough Recreation Center)

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M131 Hansborough Recreation Center 2014-04-11 2014-04-11 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.8128, -73.9393 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 05:50:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Seasonal Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/11/seasonal-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/11/seasonal-crafts Date: April 11, 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 2014-04-11 2014-04-11 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 05:50:21 EDT
<![CDATA[MillionTreesNYC TreeLC Workshop in Manhattan]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/11/milliontreesnyc-treelc-workshop-in-manhattan http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/11/milliontreesnyc-treelc-workshop-in-manhattan Date: April 11, 2014

Help water and care for the 110,000+ new street trees that have been planted across New York City! Join the MillionTreesNYC to give trees a little "Tree LC" and stewardship, and help keep New York City green by coming to a free MillionTreesNYC tree care workshop where you will learn:

  • What is MillionTreesNYC?
  • How to identify trees in New York City Benefits trees bring to our city
  • Tree Care - Water! Weed! Mulch! Plant flowers!

Workshops are focused on active tree care, so come ready to get your hands dirty and care for street trees along the sidewalk. Please wear closed-toed shoes and layered clothing that can get dirty. Tree stewardship is similar to gardening work, involving bending and kneeling on the sidewalk. Children are always welcome, and must be accompanied by an adult. All participants will care for trees using small gardening tools and watering buckets. Please dress for light gardening work, wear close-toed shoes, and bring a refillable water bottle. All MillionTreesNYC events are rain or shine.

Registration is required for this event.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 760-6931

Location: West 158th Street & Broadway

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2014-04-11 2014-04-11 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.8347, -73.9445 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 05:50:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Adapted Aquatics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/11/adapted-aquatics1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/11/adapted-aquatics1 Date: April 11, 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: 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 2014-04-11 2014-04-11 3:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7361, -73.9757 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 05:50:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Adapted Aquatics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/11/adapted-aquatics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/11/adapted-aquatics Date: April 11, 2014

Practice your swimming skills in this adaptive swim program for people with disabilities! To register, which is mandatory, please call the Citywide Aquatics office at 718-760-6969 ext. 0.

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

Start time: 4:30 pm

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-760-6969 ext. 0

Location: Roy Wilkins Recreation Center

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Q448 Roy Wilkins Recreation Center 2014-04-11 2014-04-11 4:30 pm 5:30 pm 40.6881, -73.7701 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 05:50:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Cardio Sculpt]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/11/shape-up-nyc-cardio-sculpt http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/11/shape-up-nyc-cardio-sculpt Date: April 11, 2014

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

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

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: McDonald Park House (in McDonald Playground)

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R034 McDonald Playground 2014-04-11 2014-04-11 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.6291, -74.1155 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 05:50:21 EDT
<![CDATA[PurpleStride NYC 2014]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/12/purplestride-nyc-2014 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/12/purplestride-nyc-2014 Date: April 12, 2014

The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, the national organization creating hope in a comprehensive way through research, patient support, community outreach and advocacy for a cure, announces PurpleStride NYC 2014.

The run/ walk through Prospect Park- Nethermead East will bring awareness to the fourth leading cause of cancer death in the United States and will raise funds for pancreatic cancer research.

PurpleStride NYC is among 50 PurpleStride events that take place around the United States which contribute millions of dollars toward the mission of the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network to advance research, support patients and create hope. Funds raised help provide personalized support for patients and support research grants and advocacy efforts to increase federal pancreatic cancer research funding.

Registration opens at 7:30 a.m. The opening ceremonies commences at 9:15 a.m. and the walk/run begins at 10:00 a.m.

Start time: 7:30 am

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 269-8852

Location: The Nethermead (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-04-12 2014-04-12 7:30 am 40.6611, -73.9686 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 05:50:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Bird Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/12/bird-walk1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/12/bird-walk1 Date: April 12, 2014

NYC Audubon experts lead the way as we marvel at quirky but logical bird behavior and delicate feathers in exquisite patterns.

When birding on your own, check the Nature Sightings log in front of the Nature Center before you head out. At the end of walks, please add your sightings to the log, so others may be aware of recent nature happenings in the park.

Bring binoculars if you have them and wear sturdy shoes!

Start time: 8:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 430-1890

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2014-04-12 2014-04-12 8:00 am 40.8911, -73.894 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 05:50:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Doors To The Bronx Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/12/doors-to-the-bronx-exhibition1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/12/doors-to-the-bronx-exhibition1 Date: April 12, 2014

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-04-12 2014-04-12 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 05:50:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Van Cortlandt Track Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/12/van-cortlandt-track-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/12/van-cortlandt-track-club Date: April 12, 2014

Van Cortlandt Track Club runs through and around the Yonkers-Bronx border in small groups.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Van Cortlandt Stadium (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2014-04-12 2014-04-12 8:00 am 40.888, -73.8968 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 05:50:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: “Get the Picture?”]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/12/art-in-the-garden-get-the-picture3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/12/art-in-the-garden-get-the-picture3 Date: April 12, 2014

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-04-12 2014-04-12 8:00 am 4:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 05:50:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Greenmarket at Grand Army Plaza]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/12/greenmarket-at-grand-army-plaza http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/12/greenmarket-at-grand-army-plaza Date: April 12, 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 2014-04-12 2014-04-12 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.6735, -73.9701 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52c7206a84855.jpg Thu, 17 Apr 2014 05:50:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature and Birding Walk Through the Heather Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/12/nature-and-birding-walk-through-the-heather-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/12/nature-and-birding-walk-through-the-heather-garden Date: April 12, 2014

Learn to identify and value the flora and fauna of northern Manhattan with Leslie Day, author of Field Guide to the Street Trees of New York City and Field Guide to the Natural World of New York City. Learn about New York's many birds and plants with this expert naturalist.

Please bring binoculars.

Leslie Day's Nature Talks are generously supported by the Greenacre Foundation and the Fort Tryon Park Trust.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Margaret Corbin Circle (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2014-04-12 2014-04-12 9:00 am 10:30 am 40.8593, -73.9341 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5339ac19014dd.jpg Thu, 17 Apr 2014 05:50:21 EDT
<![CDATA[ESL Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/12/esl-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/12/esl-class Date: April 12, 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 11am on Saturdays.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-04-12 2014-04-12 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 05:50:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Zumba]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/12/shape-up-nyc-zumba http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/12/shape-up-nyc-zumba Date: April 12, 2014

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

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

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: McDonald Park House (in McDonald Playground)

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R034 McDonald Playground 2014-04-12 2014-04-12 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.6291, -74.1155 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 05:50:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Birding: Spring Migrants]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/12/birding-spring-migrants http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/12/birding-spring-migrants Date: April 12, 2014

New York City is directly under the Atlantic Flyway migration route for many bird species. Check out which species are visiting NYC.

Birding programs are appropriate for all skill levels and beginners are welcome. Our Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in New York City.

To enhance your experience we encourage you to bring binoculars and field guides, or ask a Ranger to borrow a pair.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

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

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2014-04-12 2014-04-12 10:00 am 40.7428, -73.7359 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 05:50:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Birding for Kids]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/12/birding-for-kids http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/12/birding-for-kids Date: April 12, 2014

New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife. Our Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in New York City. Birding programs are appropriate for all skill levels, this program is geared towards beginners and young bird watchers.

To enhance your experience we encourage you to bring binoculars and field guides, or ask a Ranger to borrow a pair.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Salt Marsh Nature Center (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2014-04-12 2014-04-12 10:00 am 40.6047, -73.9298 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 05:50:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Shaking In Your Seat]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/12/shaking-in-your-seat http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/12/shaking-in-your-seat Date: April 12, 2014

This energizing, seated workout for adults and seniors invigorates and infuses new interest and enthusiasm in fitness. It uses exciting latin rhythms with easy to follow steps from cha-cha, mambo, merengue, salsa, bachata, flamenco, cumbia, old-school dances and even belly-dancing, making it fun, safe and healthy for all.

Recreation Center membership is required to participate.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 927-1563

Location: J. Hood Wright Recreation Center (in J. Hood Wright Park)

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M099 J. Hood Wright Park 2014-04-12 2014-04-12 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.8469, -73.9399 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 05:50:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Volunteer Garden Clean-Up Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/12/volunteer-garden-cleanup-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/12/volunteer-garden-cleanup-day Date: April 12, 2014

Join us for a Con Edison-sponsored morning and help make the gardens and grounds look beautiful for our centennial celebrations. Coffee and doughnuts served. Long sleeves, long pants, and sturdy footwear strongly recommended.

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 885-1461

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2014-04-12 2014-04-12 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8705, -73.8109 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 05:50:21 EDT
<![CDATA[GreenThumb Workshop: Water Conservation and Hydrant Permits]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/12/greenthumb-workshop-water-conservation-and-hydrant-permits http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/12/greenthumb-workshop-water-conservation-and-hydrant-permits Date: April 12, 2014

GreenThumb staff will cover simple techniques that can save you water, as well as time, in your gardens. Your garden plants will also be able to stay healthy and strong through the hotter parts of the growing season. All registered GreenThumb gardens are granted special permission from the Department of Environmental Protection to access hydrants for garden use. New gardens are strongly encouraged to attend and also learn about the steps to get a hydrant permit.

Please PSVP here.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8070

Location: The Creative Little Garden

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2014-04-12 2014-04-12 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7246, -73.9826 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 05:50:21 EDT
<![CDATA[GreenThumb Workshop: Working with Kids in Community Gardens]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/12/greenthumb-workshop-working-with-kids-in-community-gardens http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/12/greenthumb-workshop-working-with-kids-in-community-gardens Date: April 12, 2014

Navigate the fun, but often challenging world of working with kids in the garden.

We will go over proper garden behavior and stewardship practices with hands-on demonstrations. We also hope to offer strategies that will allow you to get work done in the garden while still executing a successful lesson plan.

Supplies: Kids’ Wheelbarrows and Tools

RSVP HERE

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 788-8070

Location: Padre Plaza, Success Garden

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2014-04-12 2014-04-12 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.8079, -73.9174 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 05:50:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Earth Day Celebration: Spring Cleaning & Planting Day at Faber Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/12/earth-day-celebration-spring-cleaning-planting-day-at-faber-park1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/12/earth-day-celebration-spring-cleaning-planting-day-at-faber-park1 Date: April 12, 2014

Spring is here!

Green thumbs and novices are encouraged to help at their community park. There will be new plantings, a composting class with flower bed preparation, and Earth Day activities to celebrate the upcoming holiday.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Faber Park (in Faber Pool and Park)

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R008 Faber Pool and Park 2014-04-12 2014-04-12 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.6409, -74.1358 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 05:50:21 EDT
<![CDATA[The Orchid Show: Key West Contemporary]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/12/the-orchid-show-key-west-contemporary http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/12/the-orchid-show-key-west-contemporary Date: April 12, 2014

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

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2014-04-12 2014-04-12 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 05:50:21 EDT