NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2014 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://www.nycgovparks.org/sub_things_to_do/upcoming_events/events_search.php NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Wed, 23 Jul 2014 22:26:31 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[Freshwater Fishing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/10/freshwater-fishing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/10/freshwater-fishing Date: May 10, 2014

Catch-and-release fishing is a great way to get outdoors and discover nature just a few blocks from home.

Our experienced Rangers teach the ethics of fishing and the ecology of our waterways on every fishing program.

Participation in a mandatory safety review led by a trained Ranger is required.

All equipment is provided. Adults, families, and children ages 8 years and older are welcome to participate in all fishing programs.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-05-10 2014-05-10 12:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:26:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: North Woods]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/10/central-park-tour-north-woods http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/10/central-park-tour-north-woods Date: May 10, 2014

View tumbling cascades, rustic bridges, and picturesque pools in the "Manhattan Adirondacks." The route involves many hills and stairs.

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2014-05-10 2014-05-10 12:00 pm 1:15 pm 40.7968, -73.9515 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51d715c87a7f6.jpg Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:26:32 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park Day at Sherry Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/10/its-my-park-day-at-sherry-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/10/its-my-park-day-at-sherry-park Date: May 10, 2014

Volunteer with the Friends of the Sherry Park Dog Run to help clean, weed, and plant.

Volunteers will also be needed to paint benches starting at 12 p.m.. Wear appropriate clothing.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 520-5913

Location: Sherry Park (in Sherry Dog Run)

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Q341C Sherry Dog Run 2014-05-10 2014-05-10 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7414, -73.8988 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:26:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Citizenship Classes for Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/10/citizenship-classes-for-adults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/10/citizenship-classes-for-adults Date: May 10, 2014

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

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-05-10 2014-05-10 12:30 pm 1:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:26:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Learn to Ride: Matthew P. Sapolin Playground]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/10/learn-to-ride-matthew-p-sapolin-playground1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/10/learn-to-ride-matthew-p-sapolin-playground1 Date: May 10, 2014

NYC Parks and Bike New York are proud to present Learn to Ride classes.

The classes teach a safe, easy, effective method to learn to ride. "Balance first" teaches kids the basics: balancing, starting, stopping, and steering.

Participants must bring their own bike and helmet.

Pre-registration is required. To register, please visit Bike New York's webpage.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Matthew P. Sapolin Playground

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M233 Matthew P. Sapolin Playground 2014-05-10 2014-05-10 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.7774, -73.9839 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:26:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Conference House Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/10/house-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/10/house-tours Date: May 10, 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 2014-05-10 2014-05-10 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.502, -74.2514 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5339a985105b4.jpg Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:26:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Insect Exploration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/10/insect-exploration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/10/insect-exploration Date: May 10, 2014

New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife. From falcons and salamanders, to deer and seals, wildlife viewing opportunities exist year-round in all of our parks and beaches. Our Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in New York City. Enjoy learning about the diversity of insects which inhabit our parks. Butterflies, bees, and beetles are only a few of the critters we may be able to encounter.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 846-2731

Location: Forest Park Visitor Center (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2014-05-10 2014-05-10 1:00 pm 40.7003, -73.8548 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:26:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Fitness Bootcamp]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/10/fitness-bootcamp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/10/fitness-bootcamp Date: May 10, 2014

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-4793 x301

Location: Alley Athletic (in Alley Pond Park)

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2014-05-10 2014-05-10 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.7404, -73.7339 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:26:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Play Dates]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/10/summer-on-the-hudson-play-dates http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/10/summer-on-the-hudson-play-dates Date: May 10, 2014

Come have a family play date with your children and bring friends to this outdoor kiddie party featuring children’s entertainment, arts & crafts, and neighborhood fun!

May 10 Community Works / book-reading, discussion, & game-playing
June 14 Amelia Robinson of Mil's Trills / interactive music for kids of all ages
July 12 AndyRoo / a musical journey to the AndyRooniverse
August 9 Music with Patrick / Jam time!

Thank you to our 2014 Summer on the Hudson in West Harlem Piers Park sponsor Fairway Market.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: West Harlem Piers Park

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2014-05-10 2014-05-10 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.8188, -73.9611 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:26:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Freshkills Park Hike]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/10/freshkills-park-hike-moderate1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/10/freshkills-park-hike-moderate1 Date: May 10, 2014

Yearn for adventure? Join the Freshkills Park Staff as we hike areas we are developing into new parkland on Staten Island. This hike will bring you behind the scenes into natural sections of the park typically restricted from public access to introduce you to the beauty of the hills and creeks in Freshkills Park. Take advantage of this opportunity to learn about the park development while getting out in nature and staying in shape.

Please sign up for this tour on the Freshkills Park Events Page. Email freshkillspark@parks.nyc.gov with questions. There is limited space on this tour, registration is required.

This hike includes elevations with gravel and dirt terrain. For all hiking programs we recommend wearing comfortable shoes or boots, and packing water, sunscreen, bugspray, and a light snack.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 788-8277

Location: Schmul Park

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R045 Schmul Park 2014-05-10 2014-05-10 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.5899, -74.1877 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:26:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Historic New York: Mount Morris and the Fire Watch Tower]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/10/historic-new-york-mount-morris-and-the-fire-watch-tower http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/10/historic-new-york-mount-morris-and-the-fire-watch-tower Date: May 10, 2014

Urban Park Rangers specialize in interpretation of historic turning points, both natural and man-made, in our city’s long history. This Historic New York walking tour will highlight the history and geologic past of the Mount Morris neighborhood. Learn the story behind the Fire Watch Tower and get an up close view, and enjoy the sites of the Manhattan Skyline from its base. (Due to current conditions of the tower, participants will not be allowed to climb up)

Registration required. To register, please visit nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Wednesday, April 30.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: 120th Street and Fifth Avenue (in Marcus Garvey Park)

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M058 Marcus Garvey Park 2014-05-10 2014-05-10 1:00 pm 40.8032, -73.9445 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:26:32 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park Day at Valentino Pier]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/10/its-my-park-day-at-valentino-pier http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/10/its-my-park-day-at-valentino-pier Date: May 10, 2014

On May 10th join the Red Hook Boaters in conjunction with Riverkeeper in cleaning the shoreline in and around Valentino Pier.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 965-8992

Location: Valentino Pier

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B418 Valentino Pier 2014-05-10 2014-05-10 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.6784, -74.0183 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:26:32 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park Day at Powells Cove Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/10/its-my-park-day-at-powells-cove-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/10/its-my-park-day-at-powells-cove-park Date: May 10, 2014

Please join with the Coastal Preservation Network as they partner with Riverkeeper on It's My Park Day. The volunteers with clean up the polluted shoreline in Powell's Cove Park.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 520-5961

Location: Powell's Cove East (in Powell's Cove Park)

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Q461 Powell's Cove Park 2014-05-10 2014-05-10 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.7883, -73.8326 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:26:32 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park Day under the canopy of NYC Street Trees]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/10/its-my-park-day-under-the-canopy-of-nyc-street-trees http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/10/its-my-park-day-under-the-canopy-of-nyc-street-trees Date: May 10, 2014

Volunteer with the Friends of Stryker Park to help clean, mulch, rake, and weed our NYC street tree pits.

Please RSVP. Bring your own work gloves and carry bottled water.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 561-2567

Location: PS 163 The Alfred E. Smith School

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2014-05-10 2014-05-10 1:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.7942, -73.9684 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:26:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Wildflower Walk In Sherman Creek]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/10/wildflower-walk-in-sherman-creek http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/10/wildflower-walk-in-sherman-creek Date: May 10, 2014

A wide variety of native wildflowers can be found in Sherman Creek Park's native gardens. Join NYC Wildflower Week for a walk in the woods to tour the park, look out for native wildflowers and to learn about the specific environmental conditions that these plants need to survive.

To RSVP please email volunteer@nyrp.org or call 917-291-6436.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 291-6436

Location: Swindler Cove Park

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2014-05-10 2014-05-10 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.8588, -73.923 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:26:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Acclaimed Bronx Artist Daniel Hauben at the Poe Park Visitor Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/10/acclaimed-bronx-artist-daniel-hauben-at-the-poe-park-visitor-center1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/10/acclaimed-bronx-artist-daniel-hauben-at-the-poe-park-visitor-center1 Date: May 10, 2014

Join acclaimed Bronx artist, Daniel Hauben at the Poe Park Visitor Center, for a discussion of his life and work

Bronx native Daniel Hauben will discuss his life and work, including his most recent exhibition Urban Oasis: 30 Years Painting Bronx Parks. A Q&A will follow and light refreshments will be served.

The Urban Oasis: 30 Years Painting Bronx Park exhibition features paintings of Van Cortlandt Park, the Bronx Zoo, the New York Botanical Garden, Pelham Bay Park, St. James Park, and other parks in the Bronx, in geclée prints and original oil and pastel.

Hauben's artwork has been displayed in the White House, the Museum of the City of New York, the New York Public Library, the New York Historical Society, Harvard University, the Villa Haiss Museum, and numerous other public and private collections.

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-05-10 2014-05-10 1:30 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:26:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Acclaimed Bronx Artist Daniel Hauben at the Poe Park Visitor Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/10/acclaimed-bronx-artist-daniel-hauben-at-the-poe-park-visitor-center http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/10/acclaimed-bronx-artist-daniel-hauben-at-the-poe-park-visitor-center Date: May 10, 2014

Join acclaimed Bronx artist, Daniel Hauben for a discussion of his life and work, including his most recent exhibition Urban Oasis: 30 Years Painting Bronx Parks.

A Q&A will follow and light refreshments will be served.

Bronx native Daniel Hauben's exhibition Urban Oasis: 30 Years Painting Bronx Parks debuted at the Poe Park Visitor Center in celebration of the Bronx Centennial and will be on display through May 31. The exhibition features paintings of Van Cortlandt Park, the Bronx Zoo, the New York Botanical Garden, Pelham Bay Park, St. James Park, and other parks in the Bronx, in geclée prints and original oil and pastel. Hauben's artwork has been displayed in the White House, the Museum of the City of New York, the New York Public Library, the New York Historical Society, Harvard University, the Villa Haiss Museum, and numerous other public and private collections.

Start time: 1:30 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 2014-05-10 2014-05-10 1:30 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5363e32d8cf1e.jpg Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:26:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Kids Time: Game Social]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/10/bryant-park-kids-time-game-social http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/10/bryant-park-kids-time-game-social Date: May 10, 2014

Join us at our all new weekly Game Socials to meet up with like-minded players interested in the same games as you.

Though kids games are available whenever we are open, the Kids Time Game Social lets the little ones enjoy games geared especially towards them. Learn about Candyland, Old Maid, Memory, or Operation every weekend.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-05-10 2014-05-10 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:26:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Seneca Village]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/10/central-park-tour-seneca-village http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/10/central-park-tour-seneca-village Date: May 10, 2014

Established on land that would become part of Central Park, Seneca Village was Manhattan’s first known community of African-American property owners. Learn about the history of the village and the people who lived there. The 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: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: 85th Street and Central Park West (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-05-10 2014-05-10 2:00 pm 3:15 pm 40.7846, -73.9697 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51d708b703c02.jpg Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:26:32 EDT
<![CDATA[History In Your Hands: Fleece Fun]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/10/history-in-your-hands-fleece-fun1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/10/history-in-your-hands-fleece-fun1 Date: May 10, 2014

Come to Lefferts and see how wool was used on a colonial farm. You can brush the wool with carding paddles, spin yarn using a drop spindle, and even make a felt ball to take home with you.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 789-2822 x301

Location: Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-05-10 2014-05-10 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6643, -73.9639 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51635132de039.jpg Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:26:32 EDT
<![CDATA[History In Your Hands: Flax to Linen]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/10/history-in-your-hands-flax-to-linen http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/10/history-in-your-hands-flax-to-linen Date: May 10, 2014

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 789-2822 x301

Location: Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-05-10 2014-05-10 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6643, -73.9639 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/537519d8d5698.jpg Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:26:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Music at Morris-Jumel]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/10/music-at-morrisjumel http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/10/music-at-morrisjumel Date: May 10, 2014

Clara Rottsolk, soprano, and Sylvia Berry, fortepiano, perform works by Mozart, Haydn, and Rossini. Ms. Berry will play on her newly restored 1806 Broadwood piano, featured on her recent recording Haydn in London.
Advanced registration is required, please call (212) 923-8008.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 923-8008

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

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M073 Roger Morris Park 2014-05-10 2014-05-10 4:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.8345, -73.9385 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:26:32 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park Day at Herbert Von King Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/10/its-my-park-day-at-herbert-von-king-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/10/its-my-park-day-at-herbert-von-king-park Date: May 10, 2014

Please join us for It's My Park Day at Von King Park! 500 Men Making a Difference and volunteers will be painting and repairing benches on on Friday evening, Saturday, and Sunday.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 965-6991

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

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B088 Herbert Von King Park 2014-05-10 2014-05-10 4:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.6899, -73.9467 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:26:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Shakespeare in the Park: Much Ado About Nothing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/10/shakespeare-in-the-park-much-ado-about-nothing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/10/shakespeare-in-the-park-much-ado-about-nothing Date: May 10, 2014

Hamish Linklater and Tony® nominee Lily Rabe return to the Park this summer as the wise-cracking, would-be lovers Beatrice and Benedick in the beloved romantic comedy Much Ado About Nothing. Central Park becomes sun-drenched Sicily at the turn of the last century, where the heat of summer ignites the fevered passions of lovesick ladies in corsets and pining gentlemen spying from the verandah. Three-time Tony winner Jack O’Brien directs this delightful skirmish of wit between two self-declared bachelors tricked by their mischief-making friends into falling in love against their will and in spite of their own hearts.

Free tickets to the 2014 season will once again be distributed in the Park, online via the Virtual Ticketing Lottery, and in the five boroughs of New York City. Visit the tickets page for more information.

New York's most treasured summer tradition, Free Shakespeare in the Park, celebrates its 52nd season in Central Park's famous Delacorte Theater. Love and madness, laughter and tragedy combine for a uniquely thrilling season of exciting theater and exceptional performances under the stars. Join over 5 million people who have enjoyed The Public Theater's free performances and experience the heights of romance and the depths of duplicity in a setting unlike any other, in the heart of Manhattan.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Delacorte Theater (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-05-10 2014-05-10 8:00 pm 40.7799, -73.9688 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:26:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/11/summer-on-the-hudson-tai-chi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/11/summer-on-the-hudson-tai-chi Date: May 11, 2014

Join Silvana Pizzuti to learn and practice Tai Chi, a slow moving martial art with health benefits for all fitness levels.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: 311

Location: Soldiers and Sailors Monument (in Riverside Park)

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M072 Riverside Park 2014-05-11 2014-05-11 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.792, -73.979 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:26:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: Harvesting Our History: The Story of Queens Botanical Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/11/art-in-the-garden-harvesting-our-history-the-story-of-queens-botanical-garden7 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/11/art-in-the-garden-harvesting-our-history-the-story-of-queens-botanical-garden7 Date: May 11, 2014

Get a sense of Queens Botanical Garden's past and how both the 1939 and 1964 New York World's Fairs influenced the Garden's development. This exhibit is created largely from the Garden's own archives with images that illustrate these important events in New York City's history.

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-05-11 2014-05-11 8:30 am 5:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:26:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Spring Birding at Wave Hill]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/11/spring-birding-at-wave-hill http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/11/spring-birding-at-wave-hill Date: May 11, 2014

Naturalist Gabriel Willow contributes his extensive knowledge of diverse bird species and their behavior on these captivating walks through the gardens and woodlands.

Observe the plants, insects and habitats at Wave Hill that make it an appealing destination for a wide variety of birds.

Birders of all levels welcome! Children ages 10 and older are welcome with an adult.

Registration is recommended.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200 x251

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2014-05-11 2014-05-11 9:30 am 40.8991, -73.9119 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:26:32 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park Day at Pelham Bay Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/11/its-my-park-day-at-pelham-bay-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/11/its-my-park-day-at-pelham-bay-park Date: May 11, 2014

Join us on It's My Park Day as the Appalachian Mountain Club prepares for the spring and summer hiking season by removing trash and general cleaning along the the Siwanoy Trail. Volunteers will meet near the Bartow Pell Mansion and at 10:00 a.m. and clean along the picturesque trail until 3:00 p.m.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 444-0202

Location: Bartow Pell Mansion

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2014-05-11 2014-05-11 9:30 am 3:00 pm 40.8719, -73.8055 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:26:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/11/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/11/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: May 11, 2014

See more than 30 life-size animatronic dinosaurs, including a 40-foot long tyrannosaurus rex, on this ride through the two-acre safari at the Bronx Zoo.

Learn about the different species of dinosaurs and their habitats, discover how fossils provide insight into what life may have looked like in prehistoric times and explore how animatronics work.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-1010

Location: Bronx Zoo (in Bronx Park)

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X002 Bronx Park 2014-05-11 2014-05-11 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:26:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Weekend Volunteer Corps at Prospect Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/11/weekend-volunteer-corps http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/11/weekend-volunteer-corps Date: May 11, 2014

Join the Prospect Park Alliance to help the keep the park clean and beautiful. Volunteers help spruce up gardens, paint fences and benches, weed and spread mulch, and sweep and clear pathways. Individuals can sign up online. Groups should pre-register. Contact the Prospect Park Alliance Volunteer Department at (718) 287-3400 or volunteers@prospectpark.org.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

Location: Picnic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-05-11 2014-05-11 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.6655, -73.9716 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52813eba05aa9.jpg Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:26:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Mother's Day Weekend Garden Party]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/11/mothers-day-weekend-garden-party http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/11/mothers-day-weekend-garden-party Date: May 11, 2014

Treat Mom to the day out that she deserves! In fact, bring the whole family for live music, games, casual picnicking, and more-- all surrounded by the most spectacular spring landscape New York has to offer. Kids can make an afternoon of crafting birds' nests, Mother's Day cards, and giant chalk drawings in the Everett Children's Adventure Garden,or join the young at heart to fly kites or perfect your croquet game. Gather everyone together for a bite as you hop between our visiting food trucks and snack vendors, with beer and wine available for adults to purchase to toast the occasion.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2014-05-11 2014-05-11 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:26:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Weird, Wild & Wonderful]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/11/weird-wild-wonderful http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/11/weird-wild-wonderful Date: May 11, 2014

In homage to the beauty of the botanical world's most bizarre flora, the New York Botanical Garden invited members of the American Society of Botanical Artists to participate in a study of the eccentric, creating works of art based on visually unusual plants chosen by the artists themselves.

View the results of their efforts, 46 captivating paintings and illustrations of exotic specimens, on display in the Ross Gallery.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2014-05-11 2014-05-11 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:26:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Birding: Ridgewood Reservoir]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/11/birding-ridgewood-reservoir http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/11/birding-ridgewood-reservoir Date: May 11, 2014

New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife. From falcons and salamanders, to deer and seals, wildlife viewing opportunities exist year-round in all of our parks and beaches. Wildlife viewing is a perfect activity for any age. Our Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in New York City. Enjoy a morning of birding around the newly restored Ridgewood Reservoir.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 846-2731

Location: Vermont Place Parking Lot (in Highland Park)

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Q020 Highland Park 2014-05-11 2014-05-11 10:00 am 40.6862, -73.8898 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:26:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Wave Hill Family Art Project: Sachets and Floral Fantasy for Mom]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/11/wave-hill-family-art-project-sachets-and-floral-fantasy-for-mom4 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/11/wave-hill-family-art-project-sachets-and-floral-fantasy-for-mom4 Date: May 11, 2014

Honor Mom with paper flowers, sachets and unique flowery gifts. Join us to make a fragrant sachet filled with lavender, tied with ribbon and bows and decorated with buds. Visiting artist Lina Puerta will help us create unique jewelry out of paper beads, found objects and other materials found in nature.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2014-05-11 2014-05-11 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8976, -73.9113 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:26:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Springtime Hike at Breezy Point]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/11/springtime-hike-at-breezy-point http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/11/springtime-hike-at-breezy-point Date: May 11, 2014

Carpool in a caravan, led by Mickey Maxwell Cohen of the American Littoral Society, to the little known western tip of the Rockaway Peninsula.

Highlights will include dune foliage, shore birds and a surprising assortment of rocks and minerals used in the construction of the Breezy Point Jetty.

Binoculars, a hammer, collecting bag, eye protection and a magnifying glass will be helpful.

This free hike is in partnership with Gateway National Recreation Area.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 474-0896

Location: Fort Tilden

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2014-05-11 2014-05-11 10:30 am 12:30 pm 40.5632, -73.8833 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:26:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Forest Crew]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/11/forest-crew http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/11/forest-crew Date: May 11, 2014

The Highbridge Forest Crew works to remove invasive plants from the park and to care for recently planted native trees.

As part of the Forest Crew you will learn basic invasive and native plant identification, proper removal techniques and an overview of New York Restoration Project’s approach to urban reforestation. Anyone interested in forest ecology, invasive plant removal, and urban forests should join the Forest Crew in their work every Sunday morning.

New members must attend a training and orientation the first Sunday of every month.

Registration required.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 291-6436

Location: 190th Street and Amsterdam Avenue (in Highbridge Park)

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M037 Highbridge Park 2014-05-11 2014-05-11 10:30 am 1:00 pm 40.8534, -73.9267 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/530e4db093a4f.jpg Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:26:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Tree and Lawn Care in Sherman Creek]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/11/tree-and-lawn-care-in-sherman-creek http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/11/tree-and-lawn-care-in-sherman-creek Date: May 11, 2014

The Manhattan Waterfront Greenway is a 32-mile route around Manhattan and includes an esplanade of over 250 flowering trees. Help care for these trees and maintain the lawn around them while taking in the beauty of the river and greenway.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 291-6436

Location: Sherman Creek Park (in Sherman Creek)

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M300 Sherman Creek 2014-05-11 2014-05-11 10:30 am 1:00 pm 40.8611, -73.918 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:26:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Tree And Lawn Care In Sherman Creek]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/11/tree-and-lawn-care-in-sherman-creek1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/11/tree-and-lawn-care-in-sherman-creek1 Date: May 11, 2014

The Manhattan Waterfront Greenway is a 32-mile route around Manhattan and includes an Esplanade of over 250 flowering trees. Help care for these trees and care for the lawn around them while taking in the beauty of the river and greenway during NYC Wildflower Week.

To RSVP please email volunteer@nyrp.org or call 917-291-6437.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: 917-291-6437

Location: Swindler Cove Park

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2014-05-11 2014-05-11 10:30 am 1:00 pm 40.8588, -73.923 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:26:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/11/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/11/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: May 11, 2014

Test your ping pong skills at one of two state-of-the-art tables. Bring a friend, or sign up with our park attendant, who can arrange a friendly game.

Paddles and balls provided free of charge to all skill levels.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Ping Pong Court (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-05-11 2014-05-11 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:26:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/11/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/11/bryant-park-games Date: May 11, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-05-11 2014-05-11 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:26:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Kubb]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/11/bryant-park-kubb http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/11/bryant-park-kubb Date: May 11, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: The Green (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-05-11 2014-05-11 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:26:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Putting Green]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/11/bryant-park-putting-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/11/bryant-park-putting-green Date: May 11, 2014

Practice your technique, perfect your distance and speed, or bring the kids to play on the green, all free of charge. Golf balls and clubs are provided.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: The Green (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-05-11 2014-05-11 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:26:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Spring Wildflower Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/11/spring-wildflower-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/11/spring-wildflower-walk Date: May 11, 2014

Hiking is the ultimate way to enjoy the outdoors and reduce stress.

Urban Park Rangers will guide you through the park to discover the variety of flora within. Take a moment to unplug from the world and enjoy the colors of Spring..

Start time: 11:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Park Drive and Clove Road (in Clove Lakes Park)

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R005 Clove Lakes Park 2014-05-11 2014-05-11 11:00 am 40.619, -74.1061 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:26:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Smorgasburg]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/11/smorgasburg http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/11/smorgasburg Date: May 11, 2014

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 5 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-05-11 2014-05-11 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.6947, -74.0016 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:26:32 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: It's My Park Day at Schmul Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/11/its-my-park-day-at-schmul-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/11/its-my-park-day-at-schmul-park Date: May 11, 2014

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

On It's My Park Day, Volunteers will be cleaning around the park by clearing out garbage and debris along the water line.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 788-8277

Location: Wilde & Melvin Avenues (in Schmul Park)

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R045 Schmul Park 2014-05-11 2014-05-11 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.5901, -74.1886 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:26:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Frieze Art Fair]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/11/frieze-art-fair http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/11/frieze-art-fair Date: May 11, 2014

Frieze New York is one of the world's leading contemporary art fairs and takes place on Randall's Island, Manhattan.

Speakers this year will include members from the Russian band Pussy Riot, as well as Okwui Enwezor, Artistic Director of the 56th Venice Biennale; Kenneth Goldsmith, poet and author; Joshua Oppenheimer, director of The Act of Killing (2012); and Adam Szymczyk, Artistic Director of documenta 14.

More than 190 art galleries will also participate, three audio installations will be on view, workshops will be held for students, and more.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Randall's Island Park

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2014-05-11 2014-05-11 11:00 am 40.7965, -73.921 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:26:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Audubon: Wonderful Warblers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/11/popup-audubon-wonderful-warblers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/11/popup-audubon-wonderful-warblers Date: May 11, 2014

The Prospect Park Alliance presents Pop-Up Audubon, now in its second season, which invites families to directly engage with nature through outdoor learning in locations around the Park.

Nature on the Go!: 2 p.m.
Wonderful Warblers provides information and background knowledge needed to fully appreciate why Prospect Park is an essential stopover for birds. Participants also create their own pair of binoculars and learn how to identify these colorful songbirds.
Nature’s Helpers: 3 p.m.
Join the Alliance to spend some time enjoying nature while helping to keep the park clean. Take a tour of the Park and help keep it clean along the way. Gloves, garbage bags, and trash grabbers will be provided.
Family Bird Watching: 4 p.m.
Take a stroll on the Lullwater Trail to look for colorful and unique spring migrants.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

Location: Binnen Bridge (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-05-11 2014-05-11 12:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.6617, -73.9659 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d66b19ebc3.png Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:26:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Freshwater Fishing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/11/freshwater-fishing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/11/freshwater-fishing Date: May 11, 2014

Catch-and-release fishing is a great way to get outdoors and discover nature just a few blocks from home. Our experienced Rangers teach the ethics of fishing and the ecology of our waterways on every fishing program. Participation in a mandatory safety review lead by a trained Ranger is required. All equipment is provided.

Adults, families, and children ages 8 years and older are welcome to participate in all fishing programs.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 548-0912

Location: Crotona Nature Center (in Crotona Park)

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X010 Crotona Park 2014-05-11 2014-05-11 12:00 pm 40.837, -73.8934 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:26:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Bronx Week at Bartow-Pell]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/11/bronx-week-at-bartowpell http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/11/bronx-week-at-bartowpell Date: May 11, 2014

Celebrate beauty in the Bronx with free guided tours on Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday afternoons, 12 to 4 p.m. Tours start at quarter past the hour

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 885-1461

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2014-05-11 2014-05-11 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.8705, -73.8109 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:26:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Mother's Day Fun and Plant Sale at Queens Botanical Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/11/mothers-day-fun-and-plant-sale-at-qbg http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/11/mothers-day-fun-and-plant-sale-at-qbg Date: May 11, 2014

Make mom happy, visit Queens Botanical Garden! Pack a little picnic lunch or snack to enjoy in the Arboretum, pick up a treat at our Plant Sale, and from 12 noon to 4:00 p.m., kids can make a special craft for mom at our Children's Activity Table.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-05-11 2014-05-11 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:26:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Brooklyn Bridge Park Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/11/brooklyn-bridge-park-tour3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/11/brooklyn-bridge-park-tour3 Date: May 11, 2014

Join one of Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy's volunteer Docents for a free, guided walking tour of Pier 1.

Tours will cover the the topic of BBP's design, history, and ecology. Learn about the history of the Brooklyn waterfront, BBP's sustainable design, and how the park came to life.

Tours begin at the entrance to Pier 1 and are first-come, first-served. Space is limited, please arrive 15 minutes early to ensure a spot.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 412-1031

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-05-11 2014-05-11 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7017, -73.9969 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:26:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Conference House Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/11/house-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/11/house-tours Date: May 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 2014-05-11 2014-05-11 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.502, -74.2514 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5339a985105b4.jpg Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:26:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Basic Canoeing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/11/basic-canoeing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/11/basic-canoeing Date: May 11, 2014

Few experiences compare with being on the open water in New York City. The rhythm of the waves, the sun on your face, and the exhilaration of slicing through the water all add up to an experience you’ll never forget. Our trained Urban Park Rangers will lead you on canoe adventures that range from the gentle waters of protected lakes to the challenging open waters of rivers and bays. On an Urban Park Ranger canoe program, you can progress from a novice to an expert in one just one summer!

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-05-11 2014-05-11 1:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53206679c83ba.jpg Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:26:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Wildflower Walk in Sherman Creek]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/11/wildflower-walk-in-sherman-creek http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/11/wildflower-walk-in-sherman-creek Date: May 11, 2014

Many native wildflowers are a rarity in New York City. Fortunately, a wide variety of these species, from common flowers of the urban landscape to rare forest dwellers, can be found in Sherman Creek Park’s native gardens. Join us for a walk in the woods to tour the park, look out for native wildflowers and to learn about the specific environmental conditions that these plants need to survive.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (917) 291-6436

Location: Sherman Creek Park (in Sherman Creek)

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M300 Sherman Creek 2014-05-11 2014-05-11 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.8611, -73.918 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:26:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Kids Time: Game Social]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/11/bryant-park-kids-time-game-social http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/11/bryant-park-kids-time-game-social Date: May 11, 2014

Join us at our all new weekly Game Socials to meet up with like-minded players interested in the same games as you.

Though kids games are available whenever we are open, the Kids Time Game Social lets the little ones enjoy games geared especially towards them. Learn about Candyland, Old Maid, Memory, or Operation every weekend.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-05-11 2014-05-11 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:26:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Wildflower Week Garden Tour at Queens Botanical Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/11/wildflower-week-garden-tour-at-qbg http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/11/wildflower-week-garden-tour-at-qbg Date: May 11, 2014

Check out our beautiful native plants in bloom in the Woodland and Perennial Gardens, the Fragrance Walk, on the Green Roof, and around our Visitor & Administration Building—LEED certified by the U.S. Green Building Council.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-05-11 2014-05-11 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:26:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Pony Rides]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/11/pony-ride http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/11/pony-ride Date: May 11, 2014

Enjoy some Mother's Day fun at the Riverdale Equestrian Center.

Suitable for ages 4-10. Limited to the first 20 children. Younger ages may be held on a saddle for photos.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Stables Area (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2014-05-11 2014-05-11 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.9024, -73.8941 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:26:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/11/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/11/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: May 11, 2014

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2014-05-11 2014-05-11 2:00 pm 3:15 pm 40.7691, -73.9741 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/530ff01584e37.jpg Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:26:32 EDT
<![CDATA[History In Your Hands: Fleece Fun]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/11/history-in-your-hands-fleece-fun1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/11/history-in-your-hands-fleece-fun1 Date: May 11, 2014

Come to Lefferts and see how wool was used on a colonial farm. You can brush the wool with carding paddles, spin yarn using a drop spindle, and even make a felt ball to take home with you.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 789-2822 x301

Location: Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-05-11 2014-05-11 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6643, -73.9639 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51635132de039.jpg Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:26:32 EDT
<![CDATA[History In Your Hands: Flax to Linen]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/11/history-in-your-hands-flax-to-linen http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/11/history-in-your-hands-flax-to-linen Date: May 11, 2014

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 789-2822 x301

Location: Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-05-11 2014-05-11 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6643, -73.9639 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/537519d8d5698.jpg Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:26:32 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park Day at Herbert Von King Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/11/its-my-park-day-at-herbert-von-king-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/11/its-my-park-day-at-herbert-von-king-park Date: May 11, 2014

Please join us for It's My Park Day at Von King Park! Volunteers will be painting and repairing benches on on Friday evening, Saturday, and Sunday.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 965-6991

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

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B088 Herbert Von King Park 2014-05-11 2014-05-11 4:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.6899, -73.9467 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:26:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Prospect Park Tennis Center: Round Robin]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/11/prospect-park-tennis-center-round-robin http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/11/prospect-park-tennis-center-round-robin Date: May 11, 2014

The Prospect Park Tennis Center presents an evening of Round Robin, friendly matches between players of equal abilities. Players must be 18 years old or older.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 436-2500

Location: Prospect Park Tennis Center (in Parade Ground)

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B068 Parade Ground 2014-05-11 2014-05-11 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.6512, -73.9701 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5165dea2b5b71.jpg Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:26:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Shakespeare in the Park: Much Ado About Nothing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/11/shakespeare-in-the-park-much-ado-about-nothing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/11/shakespeare-in-the-park-much-ado-about-nothing Date: May 11, 2014

Hamish Linklater and Tony® nominee Lily Rabe return to the Park this summer as the wise-cracking, would-be lovers Beatrice and Benedick in the beloved romantic comedy Much Ado About Nothing. Central Park becomes sun-drenched Sicily at the turn of the last century, where the heat of summer ignites the fevered passions of lovesick ladies in corsets and pining gentlemen spying from the verandah. Three-time Tony winner Jack O’Brien directs this delightful skirmish of wit between two self-declared bachelors tricked by their mischief-making friends into falling in love against their will and in spite of their own hearts.

Free tickets to the 2014 season will once again be distributed in the Park, online via the Virtual Ticketing Lottery, and in the five boroughs of New York City. Visit the tickets page for more information.

New York's most treasured summer tradition, Free Shakespeare in the Park, celebrates its 52nd season in Central Park's famous Delacorte Theater. Love and madness, laughter and tragedy combine for a uniquely thrilling season of exciting theater and exceptional performances under the stars. Join over 5 million people who have enjoyed The Public Theater's free performances and experience the heights of romance and the depths of duplicity in a setting unlike any other, in the heart of Manhattan.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Delacorte Theater (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-05-11 2014-05-11 8:00 pm 40.7799, -73.9688 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:26:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park FitClub: Pilates with Pilates on Fifth]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/12/bryant-park-fitclub-pilates-with-pilates-on-fifth http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/12/bryant-park-fitclub-pilates-with-pilates-on-fifth Date: May 12, 2014

Target the spine and deep abdominal muscles to build a strong body.

No prior experience necessary. In partnership with park neighbor, Pilates on Fifth.

Some mats provided; bringing your own is encouraged.

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-05-12 2014-05-12 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.7541, -73.9845 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:26:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Birding Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/12/bryant-park-birding-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/12/bryant-park-birding-tours Date: May 12, 2014

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 'wichcraft Coffee Kiosk (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-05-12 2014-05-12 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.7547, -73.9841 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:26:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition by Ruth Marshall: Closely Knit: A Textile Analysis of Animals]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/12/exhibition-by-ruth-marshallclosely-knit-a-textile-analysis-of-animals http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/12/exhibition-by-ruth-marshallclosely-knit-a-textile-analysis-of-animals Date: May 12, 2014

Closely Knit: A Textile Analysis of Animals by Ruth Marshall brings attention to illegal wildlife trade and species loss in a way that unites a widened audience of scientists, art enthusiasts and the general public. Her life-size, knitted textile pelts of tigers, leopards, coral snakes and Australian marsupials exemplify how artisan goods have the potential to have higher commercial value than poached skins on the black market. Her textiles reinforce the ideology that support for conservation and culture is a more sustainable, viable and lucrative endeavor than the illegal wildlife trade.

She has conducted research at the American Museum of Natural History, Melbourne Museum and the Berlin Zoo. For Closely Knit, Marshall studied Askai, Central Park Zoo’s six-year-old male snow leopard and created a new knitted work based on his distinctive coat. The exhibition is staged in the historic Arsenal building, which housed a menagerie of gifted animals on the basement level from 1859 to 1871, and was the first home of the American Museum of Natural History from 1869 to 1877 before it moved to its current home on Manhattan’s West Side.

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 2014-05-12 2014-05-12 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5351860bdbc4f.jpeg Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:26:32 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Senior Fitness: Walking]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/12/cityparks-senior-fitness-walking http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/12/cityparks-senior-fitness-walking Date: May 12, 2014

The CityParks Seniors Fitness program offers free tennis lessons, yoga instruction, and fitness walking in 14 parks across the city. The program aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help us feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis. No matter how old we are, our bodies always benefit from physical activity. All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 760-6999

Location: East 86th Street and East End Avenue (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2014-05-12 2014-05-12 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.7749, -73.9438 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d653971bd7.jpg Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:26:32 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/12/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/12/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga1 Date: May 12, 2014

The CityParks Seniors Fitness program offers free tennis lessons, yoga instruction, and fitness walking in 14 parks across the city. The program aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help us feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis. No matter how old we are, our bodies always benefit from physical activity. All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718)760-6999

Location: Salt Marsh Nature Center (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2014-05-12 2014-05-12 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.6047, -73.9298 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d69833d1e1.jpg Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:26:32 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/12/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/12/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga Date: May 12, 2014

The CityParks Seniors Fitness program offers free tennis lessons, yoga instruction, and fitness walking in 14 parks across the city. The program aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help us feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis. No matter how old we are, our bodies always benefit from physical activity. All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718)760-6999

Location: Woodlawn Tennis Courts (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2014-05-12 2014-05-12 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.8966, -73.8786 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d6b267ba59.jpg Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:26:32 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Walking]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/12/cityparks-seniors-fitness-walking http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/12/cityparks-seniors-fitness-walking Date: May 12, 2014

The CityParks Seniors Fitness program offers free tennis lessons, yoga instruction, and fitness walking in 14 parks across the city. The program aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help us feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis. No matter how old we are, our bodies always benefit from physical activity. All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718)760-6999

Location: Metcalf and Lafayette Avenues (in Soundview Park)

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X118 Soundview Park 2014-05-12 2014-05-12 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.8174, -73.8703 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d67f7c8244.jpg Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:26:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Chair Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/12/shape-up-nyc-chair-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/12/shape-up-nyc-chair-aerobics Date: May 12, 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 2014-05-12 2014-05-12 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.8108, -73.9147 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:26:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Early Bird Game Social]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/12/bryant-park-early-bird-game-social http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/12/bryant-park-early-bird-game-social Date: May 12, 2014

Join us at our all new weekly Game Socials to meet up with like-minded players interested in the same games as you.

The Early Bird Game Social gives you a chance to start the day in the park, and warm up your mind with games that get you thinking like dominoes, Scrabble, cards or Boggle.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-05-12 2014-05-12 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:26:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/12/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/12/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: May 12, 2014

See more than 30 life-size animatronic dinosaurs, including a 40-foot long tyrannosaurus rex, on this ride through the two-acre safari at the Bronx Zoo.

Learn about the different species of dinosaurs and their habitats, discover how fossils provide insight into what life may have looked like in prehistoric times and explore how animatronics work.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-1010

Location: Bronx Zoo (in Bronx Park)

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X002 Bronx Park 2014-05-12 2014-05-12 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:26:32 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Tennis]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/12/cityparks-seniors-fitness-tennis2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/12/cityparks-seniors-fitness-tennis2 Date: May 12, 2014

The CityParks Seniors Fitness program offers free tennis lessons, yoga instruction, and fitness walking in 14 parks across the city. The program aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help us feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis. No matter how old we are, our bodies always benefit from physical activity. All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718)760-6999

Location: Brielle Ave. between Rockland Ave. and Wolcott Ave. (in LaTourette Park & Golf Course)

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R013 LaTourette Park & Golf Course 2014-05-12 2014-05-12 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.5911, -74.1395 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d6a68e59b4.jpg Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:26:32 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Tennis]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/12/cityparks-seniors-fitness-tennis1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/12/cityparks-seniors-fitness-tennis1 Date: May 12, 2014

The CityParks Seniors Fitness program offers free tennis lessons, yoga instruction, and fitness walking in 14 parks across the city. The program aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help us feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis. No matter how old we are, our bodies always benefit from physical activity. All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718)760-6999

Location: Flushing Meadows Corona Park

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2014-05-12 2014-05-12 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7493, -73.8546 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d6c8aaf20a.jpg Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:26:32 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Tennis]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/12/cityparks-seniors-fitness-tennis http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/12/cityparks-seniors-fitness-tennis Date: May 12, 2014

The CityParks Seniors Fitness program offers free tennis lessons, yoga instruction, and fitness walking in 14 parks across the city. The program aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help us feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis. No matter how old we are, our bodies always benefit from physical activity. All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718)760-6999

Location: Fieldhouse (in Astoria Park)

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Q004 Astoria Park 2014-05-12 2014-05-12 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7749, -73.9241 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d6cde80d16.jpg Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:26:32 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Senior Fitness: Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/12/cityparks-senior-fitness-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/12/cityparks-senior-fitness-yoga Date: May 12, 2014

The CityParks Seniors Fitness program offers free tennis lessons, yoga instruction, and fitness walking in 14 parks across the city. The program aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help us feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis. No matter how old we are, our bodies always benefit from physical activity. All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718)760-6999

Location: Metcalf and Lafayette Avenues (in Soundview Park)

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X118 Soundview Park 2014-05-12 2014-05-12 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.8174, -73.8703 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d6ba07e982.jpg Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:26:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Weird, Wild & Wonderful]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/12/weird-wild-wonderful http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/12/weird-wild-wonderful Date: May 12, 2014

In homage to the beauty of the botanical world's most bizarre flora, the New York Botanical Garden invited members of the American Society of Botanical Artists to participate in a study of the eccentric, creating works of art based on visually unusual plants chosen by the artists themselves.

View the results of their efforts, 46 captivating paintings and illustrations of exotic specimens, on display in the Ross Gallery.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2014-05-12 2014-05-12 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:26:32 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Shape Up NYC: Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/12/shape-up-nyc-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/12/shape-up-nyc-aerobics Date: May 12, 2014

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: McDonald Park House (in McDonald Playground)

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R034 McDonald Playground 2014-05-12 2014-05-12 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.6291, -74.1155 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:26:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Chair Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/12/chair-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/12/chair-yoga Date: May 12, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 447-2020

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

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M164 Asser Levy Playground 2014-05-12 2014-05-12 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7361, -73.9757 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:26:32 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park Day at Cunningham Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/12/its-my-park-day-at-cunningham-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/12/its-my-park-day-at-cunningham-park Date: May 12, 2014

Volunteers from Dime Bank will be cleaning the park. They will be removing debris, raking leaves, and painting benches.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 520-5965

Location: Main Park House (in Cunningham Park)

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Q021 Cunningham Park 2014-05-12 2014-05-12 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.7298, -73.7736 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:26:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Chair Toning]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/12/shape-up-nyc-chair-toning http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/12/shape-up-nyc-chair-toning Date: May 12, 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 2014-05-12 2014-05-12 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.8108, -73.9147 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:26:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/12/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/12/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: May 12, 2014

Test your ping pong skills at one of two state-of-the-art tables. Bring a friend, or sign up with our park attendant, who can arrange a friendly game.

Paddles and balls provided free of charge to all skill levels.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Ping Pong Court (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-05-12 2014-05-12 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:26:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Chess & Backgammon]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/12/bryant-park-chess-backgammon http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/12/bryant-park-chess-backgammon Date: May 12, 2014

Game boards, including chess and backgammon, are available for a small few. Endorsed by the Marshall Chess Club.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-05-12 2014-05-12 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:26:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/12/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/12/bryant-park-games Date: May 12, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-05-12 2014-05-12 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:26:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Kubb]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/12/bryant-park-kubb http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/12/bryant-park-kubb Date: May 12, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: The Green (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-05-12 2014-05-12 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:26:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Putting Green]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/12/bryant-park-putting-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/12/bryant-park-putting-green Date: May 12, 2014

Practice your technique, perfect your distance and speed, or bring the kids to play on the green, all free of charge. Golf balls and clubs are provided.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: The Green (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-05-12 2014-05-12 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:26:32 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/12/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/12/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga3 Date: May 12, 2014

The CityParks Seniors Fitness program offers free tennis lessons, yoga instruction, and fitness walking in 14 parks across the city. The program aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help us feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis. No matter how old we are, our bodies always benefit from physical activity. All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718)760-6999

Location: Inwood Hill Park

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2014-05-12 2014-05-12 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.873, -73.9254 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d6d3522e94.jpg Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:26:32 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/12/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/12/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga2 Date: May 12, 2014

The CityParks Seniors Fitness program offers free tennis lessons, yoga instruction, and fitness walking in 14 parks across the city. The program aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help us feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis. No matter how old we are, our bodies always benefit from physical activity. All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718)760-6999

Location: South Oxford Park

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B407 South Oxford Park 2014-05-12 2014-05-12 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.6836, -73.9724 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d6d95b3814.jpg Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:26:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Monday Movement]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/12/monday-movement http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/12/monday-movement Date: May 12, 2014

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 485-4633

Location: Brownsville Recreation Center (in Brownsville Playground)

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B270 Brownsville Playground 2014-05-12 2014-05-12 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.6566, -73.902 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:26:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Brazilian Portuguese Language Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/12/bryant-park-brazilian-portuguese-language-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/12/bryant-park-brazilian-portuguese-language-class Date: May 12, 2014

Learn a new language or brush up on your skills in these beginner classes. Attendance is limited to one class.

Registration by email is required.

Brazilian Portuguese Classes: May 12th, June 16th, July 14th, August 11th

Start time: 11:45 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-05-12 2014-05-12 11:45 am 12:30 pm 40.7534, -73.9827 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:26:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/12/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/12/bryant-park-juggling Date: May 12, 2014

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-05-12 2014-05-12 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:26:32 EDT
<![CDATA[NYC Wildflower Week: Blooms And Bugs]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/12/nyc-wildflower-week-blooms-and-bugs http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/12/nyc-wildflower-week-blooms-and-bugs Date: May 12, 2014

Walk through the four-year-old Brooklyn Bridge Park’s native plant gardens at Pier One: freshwater pools, woodland, prairie, and salt marsh habitat. While looking for spring blooms, we will also keep an eye open for the insects and birds that have found this rich mixture of habitats a welcoming place, and discuss the interrelationships of plants, pollinators, and ecosystems.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Brooklyn Bridge Park Entrance at Old Fulton and Furman Streets (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-05-12 2014-05-12 12:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.7027, -73.9953 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:26:32 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park Day at Herbert Von King Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/12/its-my-park-day-at-herbert-von-king-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/12/its-my-park-day-at-herbert-von-king-park Date: May 12, 2014

Please join us for It's My Park Day at Von King Park! 500 Men Making a Difference and volunteers will be painting and repairing benches on on Friday evening, Saturday, and Sunday.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 965-6991

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

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B088 Herbert Von King Park 2014-05-12 2014-05-12 4:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.6899, -73.9467 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:26:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Street Tree Adoption and Care with MillionTreesNYC]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/12/street-tree-adoption-and-care-with-milliontreesnyc http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/12/street-tree-adoption-and-care-with-milliontreesnyc Date: May 12, 2014

MillionTreesNYC has planted tens of thousands of street trees since its launch. We need your help to keep these trees healthy and green! This workshop will cover all the basics including how to improve soil, watering tips, strategies for discouraging litter and pets, safe tree guard design, planting a street tree bed garden, and adopting your own tree!

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: 6:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 788-8073

Location: Schomberg Academy Garden

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2014-05-12 2014-05-12 4:30 pm 6:30 pm 40.8234, -73.8991 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:26:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Couch to 5K]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/12/shape-up-nyc-couch-to-5k http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/12/shape-up-nyc-couch-to-5k Date: May 12, 2014

A beginner program for the aspiring runner, this class will combine running, walking, and conditioning exercises to get you in shape for long distance running.

Rain or shine.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-3300

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

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2014-05-12 2014-05-12 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8344 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:26:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Kettlebell, Core and Conditioning]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/12/shape-up-nyc-kettlebell-core-and-conditioning http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/12/shape-up-nyc-kettlebell-core-and-conditioning Date: May 12, 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 2014-05-12 2014-05-12 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.6291, -74.1155 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:26:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC's Couch to 5K: Group Run]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/12/shape-up-nycs-couch-to-5k-group-run http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/12/shape-up-nycs-couch-to-5k-group-run Date: May 12, 2014

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

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

The class will be held outdoors, rain or shine.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-05-12 2014-05-12 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.6643, -73.9639 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52d4140b7303f.jpg Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:26:32 EDT
<![CDATA[NYU Mobility Clinic: Amputee Mobility Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/12/nyu-mobility-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/12/nyu-mobility-clinic Date: May 12, 2014

New York University and Recreation Center 54 partner to host an Amputee Mobility Clinic (part of NYU's Amputee Support Program). For adults and seniors.

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

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 754-5411

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

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M130 Recreation Center 54 2014-05-12 2014-05-12 7:00 pm 8:30 pm 40.7565, -73.9651 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:26:32 EDT