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 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 18:29:19 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[CityParks Senior Fitness: Tennis]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/22/cityparks-senior-fitness-tennis http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/22/cityparks-senior-fitness-tennis Date: May 22, 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: Roy Wilkins Park Parking Lot

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<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/22/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/22/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga2 Date: May 22, 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: Cunningham Park at 193rd Street

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<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Tennis]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/22/cityparks-seniors-fitness-tennis1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/22/cityparks-seniors-fitness-tennis1 Date: May 22, 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: W. 207 St. & Seaman Ave. (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2014-05-22 2014-05-22 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.869, -73.9224 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d79c993d9b.jpg Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:29:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Greenbelt Tree Tots]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/22/greenbelt-tree-tots http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/22/greenbelt-tree-tots Date: May 22, 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 2014-05-22 2014-05-22 10:00 am 10:45 am 40.5884, -74.1391 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:29:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Plein Air Landscape Drawing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/22/plein-air-landscape-drawing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/22/plein-air-landscape-drawing Date: May 22, 2014

Join artist Geri Smith to develop artistic direction while building technical and compositional skills in an outdoor setting. Learn how to simplify gardens and landscape into essential shape, tone, texture, and line, creating a personal visual vocabulary of b/w graphite drawings. All levels welcome. Please bring a folding chair. Materials list provided. Six classes. Registration required at info@bpmm.org or (718) 885-1461.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 885-1461

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2014-05-22 2014-05-22 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.8705, -73.8109 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:29:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Weird, Wild & Wonderful]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/22/weird-wild-wonderful http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/22/weird-wild-wonderful Date: May 22, 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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<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Stretching, Toning, Relaxation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/22/stretching-toning-relaxation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/22/stretching-toning-relaxation Date: May 22, 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 2014-05-22 2014-05-22 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:29:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Cardio, Toning, and Stretching]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/22/shape-up-nyc-cardio-toning-and-stretching http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/22/shape-up-nyc-cardio-toning-and-stretching Date: May 22, 2014

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

Suitable for all ages and levels of fitness. No equipment needed other than supportive sneakers and suitable clothing. We recommend bringing a mat.

Event is subject to change.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-05-22 2014-05-22 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5277fbf99dc4d.jpg Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:29:20 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Shape Up NYC: Cardio, Toning, and Stretching]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/22/cancelled-shape-up-nyc-cardio-toning-and-stretching http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/22/cancelled-shape-up-nyc-cardio-toning-and-stretching Date: May 22, 2014

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

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

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

Event is subject to change.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-05-22 2014-05-22 10:00 am 11:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5277fbf99dc4d.jpg Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:29:20 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Senior Fitness: Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/22/cityparks-senior-fitness-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/22/cityparks-senior-fitness-yoga Date: May 22, 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: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (718)760-6999

Location: John Jay Park

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M045 John Jay Park 2014-05-22 2014-05-22 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.7692, -73.9495 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d78f2979a4.jpg Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:29:20 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Summer on the Hudson: Locomotive Lawn Live]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/22/summer-on-the-hudson-locomotive-lawn-live http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/22/summer-on-the-hudson-locomotive-lawn-live Date: May 22, 2014

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

Songs for seeds is a rockin’ music class that encourages kids to dance, play, and sing along with a live band.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: 311

Location: Locomotive Lawn (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2014-05-22 2014-05-22 10:30 am 11:00 am 40.7749, -73.9912 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:29:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/22/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/22/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: May 22, 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 2014-05-22 2014-05-22 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:29:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Chess & Backgammon]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/22/bryant-park-chess-backgammon http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/22/bryant-park-chess-backgammon Date: May 22, 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 2014-05-22 2014-05-22 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:29:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/22/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/22/bryant-park-games Date: May 22, 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 2014-05-22 2014-05-22 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:29:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Kubb]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/22/bryant-park-kubb http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/22/bryant-park-kubb Date: May 22, 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 2014-05-22 2014-05-22 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:29:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Putting Green]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/22/bryant-park-putting-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/22/bryant-park-putting-green Date: May 22, 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 2014-05-22 2014-05-22 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:29:20 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Tennis]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/22/cityparks-seniors-fitness-tennis http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/22/cityparks-seniors-fitness-tennis Date: May 22, 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: Tennis Courts (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2014-05-22 2014-05-22 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.6082, -73.935 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d7a740b326.jpg Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:29:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Total Body Workout]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/22/shape-up-nyc-total-body-workout http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/22/shape-up-nyc-total-body-workout Date: May 22, 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 2014-05-22 2014-05-22 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.8647, -73.8992 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:29:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Conversational English]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/22/conversational-english http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/22/conversational-english Date: May 22, 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 2014-05-22 2014-05-22 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:29:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Adaptive Track and Field]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/22/adaptive-track-and-field http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/22/adaptive-track-and-field Date: May 22, 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 2014-05-22 2014-05-22 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8441, -73.9188 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:29:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Board Game Social]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/22/bryant-park-board-game-social http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/22/bryant-park-board-game-social Date: May 22, 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 Board Game Social features games in their classic form with a board, special pieces and a little bit of competition. Try classics like Sorry, Clue, Monopoly, or Life.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-05-22 2014-05-22 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:29:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/22/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/22/bryant-park-juggling Date: May 22, 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 2014-05-22 2014-05-22 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:29:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/22/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/22/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: May 22, 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: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2014-05-22 2014-05-22 12:00 pm 1:15 pm 40.7691, -73.9741 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/530ff01584e37.jpg Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:29:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Rock Your Seat]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/22/rock-your-seat http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/22/rock-your-seat Date: May 22, 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 2014-05-22 2014-05-22 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.5926, -74.1358 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:29:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Blooming Naturalists]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/22/blooming-naturalists http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/22/blooming-naturalists Date: May 22, 2014

So you think you are a naturalist? Join the Alliance at the Audubon Center in this Introduction to Bird Watching series. Using fun games and activities learn what makes birds so special!

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-05-22 2014-05-22 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5327482a3015f.png Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:29:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature on the Go!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/22/nature-on-the-go http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/22/nature-on-the-go Date: May 22, 2014

Join the Prospect Park Alliance at the Audubon Center to learn about the nature that is all around us. A naturalist leads children and families to areas near the Audubon Center to discover the flora and fauna in the park. Meet at the Audubon Center.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-05-22 2014-05-22 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51634824e03ed.jpg Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:29:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Mah Jongg Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/22/bryant-park-mah-jongg-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/22/bryant-park-mah-jongg-clinic Date: May 22, 2014

Learn the American version of this social, strategy game hailing from China twice a month with free clinics in the park.

Afternoon Classes, 3pm – 4:30pm:
May 22, June 14, June 19, July 5, July 17, August 2, August 14, August 30

Evening Classes, 6pm – 7:30pm:
June 2, June 30, July 7, August 4

Mah Jongg Marathon
September 1, 1pm – 7pm

Can't make one of our free clinics? Linda also teaches private lessons and coaches students in the Games Area. Contact Lindafor more information.

Already know how to play? Drop by the Games Area to arrange a game with other Mahj fans.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-05-22 2014-05-22 3:00 pm 4:30 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:29:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Animal Encounter]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/22/animal-encounter http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/22/animal-encounter Date: May 22, 2014

Curious as to how "Snappy" the turtle got her name? Want to watch the snake gobble up a mouse? Join the Alliance at the Audubon Center to learn more about the animals in our collection. Discover what it takes to care for these amazing creatures and assist in an actual feeding. There will also be opportunities to get up close and personal!

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-05-22 2014-05-22 3:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5163470fe9ca2.png Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:29:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Volunteer with the Garden Crew]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/22/garden-crew1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/22/garden-crew1 Date: May 22, 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 2014-05-22 2014-05-22 4:00 pm 6:30 pm 40.8611, -73.918 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:29:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Birding Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/22/bryant-park-birding-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/22/bryant-park-birding-tours Date: May 22, 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: 5:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 'wichcraft Coffee Kiosk (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-05-22 2014-05-22 5:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.7547, -73.9841 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:29:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/22/bryant-park-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/22/bryant-park-yoga Date: May 22, 2014

Perfect your downward dog on the lush lawn with YogaWorks instructors.

Mats provided by Athleta. Presented by Athleta. Pre-register at the link below, or register on-site. Walk-ins are welcome!

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park Lawn (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-05-22 2014-05-22 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.7535, -73.9837 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:29:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Bootcamp]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/22/shape-up-nyc-bootcamp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/22/shape-up-nyc-bootcamp Date: May 22, 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 2014-05-22 2014-05-22 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.6291, -74.1155 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:29:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Wheelchair Basketball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/22/wheelchair-basketball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/22/wheelchair-basketball Date: May 22, 2014

Compete in this challenging sport! Shoot some hoops while making new friends. All adults are welcome, including both disabled and able-bodied athletes. Recreation Center membership is required to participate.

For more information, email Deputy Center Manager Emanuel Diaz at Emanuel.Diaz@parks.nyc.gov.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 255-3705

Location: Chelsea Recreation Center

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M260 Chelsea Recreation Center 2014-05-22 2014-05-22 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.7483, -74.0022 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:29:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Positive Reinforcement Dog Training]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/22/summer-on-the-hudson-positive-reinforcement-dog-training http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/22/summer-on-the-hudson-positive-reinforcement-dog-training Date: May 22, 2014

Jay Andors (KPA-CTP) of NY Clicker Training and Lauren Wojcik (KPA-CTP) of Lauren’s Leash lead a six-week training seminar that will give you foundation skills for a lifetime of good dog behavior.

For the first session leave your dog at home. Pre-registration and NYC dog license required.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 408-0219

Location: Pier I (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2014-05-22 2014-05-22 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.7797, -73.9889 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:29:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Shakespeare: Hamlet]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/22/bryant-park-shakespeare-hamlet http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/22/bryant-park-shakespeare-hamlet Date: May 22, 2014

There's something rotten in the park and it's definitely not the trash cans. Celebrate Shakespeare's 450th birthday with his greatest play, produced by the irreverent and addictive summer troupe that creates LES' Shakespeare in the Parking Lot.

Presented by The Drilling Company. Directed by Hamilton Clancy.

Runs Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, May 15 - May 31. Show starts at 7:00 p.m.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-05-22 2014-05-22 7:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.7534, -73.9827 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:29:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: Harvesting Our History: The Story of Queens Botanical Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/23/art-in-the-garden-harvesting-our-history-the-story-of-queens-botanical-garden7 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/23/art-in-the-garden-harvesting-our-history-the-story-of-queens-botanical-garden7 Date: May 23, 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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2014-05-23 2014-05-23 8:30 am 5:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:29:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition by Ruth Marshall: Closely Knit: A Textile Analysis of Animals]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/23/exhibition-by-ruth-marshallclosely-knit-a-textile-analysis-of-animals http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/23/exhibition-by-ruth-marshallclosely-knit-a-textile-analysis-of-animals Date: May 23, 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 2014-05-23 2014-05-23 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5351860bdbc4f.jpeg Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:29:20 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/23/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/23/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga Date: May 23, 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: Brielle Ave. between Rockland Ave. and Wolcott Ave. (in LaTourette Park & Golf Course)

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R013 LaTourette Park & Golf Course 2014-05-23 2014-05-23 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.5911, -74.1395 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d7770760a4.jpg Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:29:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Urban Oasis: 30 Years Painting Bronx Parks by Daniel Hauben]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/23/urban-oasis-30-years-painting-bronx-parks-daniel-hauben http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/23/urban-oasis-30-years-painting-bronx-parks-daniel-hauben Date: May 23, 2014

Well known for his urban vistas, Daniel Hauben has spent many a lovely day painting Bronx parks.

His new exhibit at the Poe Park VIsitor Center includes giclee prints on canvas and paper, as well as original oil and pastel paintings in locations such as Van Cortlandt Park, the Bronx Zoo, the New York Botanical Gardens, Wave Hill, Saint James Park, Old Fort Four Park, Pelham Bay Park, and Poe Park.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-05-23 2014-05-23 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:29:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Seton Falls Garlic Mustard Pull]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/23/seton-falls-garlic-mustard-pull http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/23/seton-falls-garlic-mustard-pull Date: May 23, 2014

Volunteer with Natural Areas Volunteers (NAV) at Seton Falls to help remove garlic mustard from the forest. This work will help maintain the livelihood of the restored forest. Volunteers will be trained in invasive weed identification and removal techniques. Come dressed in sturdy boots or shoes, long pants and clothing that can get dirty.

Please meet your NAV Technical leader at Crawford Avenue and Palmer Avenue. Space is limited. Registration is required for this event.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-3318

Location: Crawford Avenue and Palmer Avenue (in Seton Falls Park)

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X046 Seton Falls Park 2014-05-23 2014-05-23 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8851, -73.8386 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:29:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Yoga in the Orangerie Spring Series]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/23/yoga-in-the-orangerie-spring-series http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/23/yoga-in-the-orangerie-spring-series Date: May 23, 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 2014-05-23 2014-05-23 9:00 am 10:15 am 40.8705, -73.8109 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:29:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/23/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/23/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: May 23, 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 2014-05-23 2014-05-23 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:29:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Weird, Wild & Wonderful]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/23/weird-wild-wonderful http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/23/weird-wild-wonderful Date: May 23, 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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2014-05-23 2014-05-23 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:29:20 EDT
<![CDATA[English Reading For Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/23/english-reading-for-adults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/23/english-reading-for-adults Date: May 23, 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 2014-05-23 2014-05-23 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:29:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Sit Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/23/sit-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/23/sit-aerobics Date: May 23, 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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2014-05-23 2014-05-23 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.6735, -73.9348 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:29:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/23/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/23/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: May 23, 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 2014-05-23 2014-05-23 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:29:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Chess & Backgammon]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/23/bryant-park-chess-backgammon http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/23/bryant-park-chess-backgammon Date: May 23, 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 2014-05-23 2014-05-23 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:29:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/23/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/23/bryant-park-games Date: May 23, 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 2014-05-23 2014-05-23 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:29:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Kubb]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/23/bryant-park-kubb http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/23/bryant-park-kubb Date: May 23, 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 2014-05-23 2014-05-23 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:29:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Putting Green]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/23/bryant-park-putting-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/23/bryant-park-putting-green Date: May 23, 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 2014-05-23 2014-05-23 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:29:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/23/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/23/bryant-park-juggling Date: May 23, 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 2014-05-23 2014-05-23 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:29:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Pilates]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/23/shape-up-nyc-pilates http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/23/shape-up-nyc-pilates Date: May 23, 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 2014-05-23 2014-05-23 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/528134f69ac11.jpg Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:29:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Mid-Park Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/23/central-park-tour-midpark-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/23/central-park-tour-midpark-welcome-tour Date: May 23, 2014

Explore Central Park’s central features, including the Lake and Ramble woodland, then marvel at the views from Belvedere Castle. This route involves many hills, stairs, and uneven paths.

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: 12:45 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Alexander von Humboldt statue (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-05-23 2014-05-23 12:00 pm 12:45 pm 40.7794, -73.9734 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53063d734c462.jpg Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:29:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Fencing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/23/bryant-park-fencing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/23/bryant-park-fencing Date: May 23, 2014

Take a stab at the modern sport of fencing with masters from Manhattan Fencing Center. No prior experience needed, and equipment is provided. Registration required at (212) 382-2255. Drop-ins considered if space allows.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Fifth Avenue Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-05-23 2014-05-23 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.7528, -73.9816 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:29:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Blooming Naturalists]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/23/blooming-naturalists http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/23/blooming-naturalists Date: May 23, 2014

So you think you are a naturalist? Join the Alliance at the Audubon Center in this Introduction to Bird Watching series. Using fun games and activities learn what makes birds so special!

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-05-23 2014-05-23 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5327482a3015f.png Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:29:20 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Tennis]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/23/cityparks-seniors-fitness-tennis http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/23/cityparks-seniors-fitness-tennis Date: May 23, 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: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718)760-6999

Location: Tennis Center (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-05-23 2014-05-23 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.79, -73.9619 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d7ba922a4e.jpg Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:29:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Conference House Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/23/house-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/23/house-tours Date: May 23, 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 2014-05-23 2014-05-23 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.502, -74.2514 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5339a985105b4.jpg Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:29:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Short Story Fiction/Non-Fiction Writing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/23/short-story-fictionnonfiction-writing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/23/short-story-fictionnonfiction-writing Date: May 23, 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 2014-05-23 2014-05-23 1:30 pm 3:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:29:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature on the Go!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/23/nature-on-the-go http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/23/nature-on-the-go Date: May 23, 2014

Join the Prospect Park Alliance at the Audubon Center to learn about the nature that is all around us. A naturalist leads children and families to areas near the Audubon Center to discover the flora and fauna in the park. Meet at the Audubon Center.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-05-23 2014-05-23 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51634824e03ed.jpg Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:29:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Seasonal Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/23/seasonal-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/23/seasonal-crafts Date: May 23, 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 2014-05-23 2014-05-23 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:29:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Animal Encounter]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/23/animal-encounter http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/23/animal-encounter Date: May 23, 2014

Curious as to how "Snappy" the turtle got her name? Want to watch the snake gobble up a mouse? Join the Alliance at the Audubon Center to learn more about the animals in our collection. Discover what it takes to care for these amazing creatures and assist in an actual feeding. There will also be opportunities to get up close and personal!

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-05-23 2014-05-23 3:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5163470fe9ca2.png Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:29:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Adaptive Swim]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/23/adapted-aquatics1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/23/adapted-aquatics1 Date: May 23, 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 2014-05-23 2014-05-23 3:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7361, -73.9757 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:29:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Youth Adaptive Swim]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/23/adapted-aquatics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/23/adapted-aquatics Date: May 23, 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: 4:00 pm

End time: 5:45 pm

Contact phone: 718-760-6969 ext. 0

Location: Roy Wilkins Recreation Center

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Q448 Roy Wilkins Recreation Center 2014-05-23 2014-05-23 4:00 pm 5:45 pm 40.6881, -73.7701 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:29:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Party Game Social]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/23/bryant-park-party-game-social http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/23/bryant-park-party-game-social Date: May 23, 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 Party Game Social is perfect for large groups and individuals looking to meet other players. With Apples to Apples, Taboo, Scattergories, Jenga and Menu Mash-Up, these games are sure to get the fun started.

Drop in anytime, as many party games allow for late additions.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-05-23 2014-05-23 5:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:29:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Shakespeare: Hamlet]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/23/bryant-park-shakespeare-hamlet http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/23/bryant-park-shakespeare-hamlet Date: May 23, 2014

There's something rotten in the park and it's definitely not the trash cans. Celebrate Shakespeare's 450th birthday with his greatest play, produced by the irreverent and addictive summer troupe that creates LES' Shakespeare in the Parking Lot.

Presented by The Drilling Company. Directed by Hamilton Clancy.

Runs Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, May 15 - May 31. Show starts at 7:00 p.m.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-05-23 2014-05-23 7:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.7534, -73.9827 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:29:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Cardio Sculpt]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/23/shape-up-nyc-cardio-sculpt http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/23/shape-up-nyc-cardio-sculpt Date: May 23, 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 2014-05-23 2014-05-23 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.6291, -74.1155 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:29:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Van Cortlandt Track Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/24/van-cortlandt-track-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/24/van-cortlandt-track-club Date: May 24, 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 2014-05-24 2014-05-24 8:00 am 40.888, -73.8968 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:29:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Bird Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/24/bird-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/24/bird-walk Date: May 24, 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 2014-05-24 2014-05-24 8:00 am 40.8911, -73.894 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:29:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Greenmarket at Grand Army Plaza]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/24/greenmarket-at-grand-army-plaza http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/24/greenmarket-at-grand-army-plaza Date: May 24, 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 2014-05-24 2014-05-24 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.6735, -73.9701 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52c7206a84855.jpg Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:29:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: Harvesting Our History: The Story of Queens Botanical Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/24/art-in-the-garden-harvesting-our-history-the-story-of-queens-botanical-garden7 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/24/art-in-the-garden-harvesting-our-history-the-story-of-queens-botanical-garden7 Date: May 24, 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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2014-05-24 2014-05-24 8:30 am 5:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:29:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Urban Oasis: 30 Years Painting Bronx Parks by Daniel Hauben]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/24/urban-oasis-30-years-painting-bronx-parks-daniel-hauben http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/24/urban-oasis-30-years-painting-bronx-parks-daniel-hauben Date: May 24, 2014

Well known for his urban vistas, Daniel Hauben has spent many a lovely day painting Bronx parks.

His new exhibit at the Poe Park VIsitor Center includes giclee prints on canvas and paper, as well as original oil and pastel paintings in locations such as Van Cortlandt Park, the Bronx Zoo, the New York Botanical Gardens, Wave Hill, Saint James Park, Old Fort Four Park, Pelham Bay Park, and Poe Park.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-05-24 2014-05-24 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:29:20 EDT
<![CDATA[ESL Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/24/esl-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/24/esl-class Date: May 24, 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 2014-05-24 2014-05-24 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:29:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Cleaning & Maintaining Westerleigh Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/24/cleaningmaintaining-westerleigh-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/24/cleaningmaintaining-westerleigh-park Date: May 24, 2014

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 442-0336

Location: Westerleigh Park

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R029 Westerleigh Park 2014-05-24 2014-05-24 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.6198, -74.1345 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/535b12e79fe5e.jpg Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:29:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Nature Walks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/24/summer-on-the-hudson-nature-walks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/24/summer-on-the-hudson-nature-walks Date: May 24, 2014

Join Leslie Day, naturalist and author of Field Guide to the Natural World of New York City, and Field Guide to the Street Trees of New York City, (Johns Hopkins University Press) for a nature walk.

Learn about the trees, plants and bird life of Riverside Park.

The walk will explore the trees and birds along the river to the gardens.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: 311

Location: West 79th Street and Riverside Drive (in Riverside Park)

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M072 Riverside Park 2014-05-24 2014-05-24 9:30 am 11:00 am 40.7851, -73.9827 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:29:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Zumba]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/24/shape-up-nyc-zumba http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/24/shape-up-nyc-zumba Date: May 24, 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 2014-05-24 2014-05-24 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.6291, -74.1155 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:29:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Fly Fishing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/24/bryant-park-fly-fishing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/24/bryant-park-fly-fishing Date: May 24, 2014

Learn the basics of fly fishing - no water needed!

Join expert instrucotrs from Orvis for lessons on fly casting and outfit rigging. Pre-register by phone.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 827-0698

Location: Fifth Avenue Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-05-24 2014-05-24 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7528, -73.9816 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:29:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/24/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/24/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: May 24, 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 2014-05-24 2014-05-24 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:29:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Learn to Ride]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/24/learn-to-ride http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/24/learn-to-ride Date: May 24, 2014

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

This class teaches 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: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Southwest Playground (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2014-05-24 2014-05-24 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.8867, -73.8983 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:29:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Chair Exercise]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/24/shaking-in-your-seat http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/24/shaking-in-your-seat Date: May 24, 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 2014-05-24 2014-05-24 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.8469, -73.9399 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:29:20 EDT
<![CDATA[World's Fair Train Show]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/24/worlds-fair-train-show http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/24/worlds-fair-train-show Date: May 24, 2014

All aboard! Watch working G scale model trains make their merry way through an outdoor display that includes a miniature of the World’s Fair Unisphere, presented by the Long Island Garden Railway Society. Plus, the whole family can grab the “express” for a motorized train ride through select parts of the Garden (additional fee applies).

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-05-24 2014-05-24 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:29:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Weird, Wild & Wonderful]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/24/weird-wild-wonderful http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/24/weird-wild-wonderful Date: May 24, 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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2014-05-24 2014-05-24 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:29:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Crochet Two-Color Easy Open Mesh Beach/Market Bag]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/24/crochet-twocolor-easy-open-mesh-beachmarket-bag http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/24/crochet-twocolor-easy-open-mesh-beachmarket-bag Date: May 24, 2014

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

Supplies needed:

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-05-24 2014-05-24 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:29:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Tunisian Crochet Beginners]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/24/tunisian-crochet-beginners http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/24/tunisian-crochet-beginners Date: May 24, 2014

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

Materials required:

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-05-24 2014-05-24 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:29:20 EDT
<![CDATA[GreenThumb Workshop: Attracting Native Pollinators]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/24/greenthumb-workshop-attracting-native-pollinators http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/24/greenthumb-workshop-attracting-native-pollinators Date: May 24, 2014

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

We will talk about the different perennial plants that bring in the pollinators and how to care for them and keep them coming for many years.

Please RSVP at the link provided below.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 788-8070

Location: Union Street Garden

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2014-05-24 2014-05-24 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.67, -73.9595 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:29:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Wave Hill Family Art Project: Wash-Away Patio]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/24/wave-hill-family-art-project-washaway-patio http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/24/wave-hill-family-art-project-washaway-patio Date: May 24, 2014

Visiting artist Em Rooney invites us to create an environment of our liking for outdoor, spring enjoyment.

Working primarily with air-dry natural clay, make an inventive “patio” to take home with fossil-like imprints and structural features. Leave your patio in the rain and observe as it returns to 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 2014-05-24 2014-05-24 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8976, -73.9113 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:29:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Zumba Toning]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/24/shape-up-nyc-zumba1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/24/shape-up-nyc-zumba1 Date: May 24, 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 2014-05-24 2014-05-24 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.6291, -74.1155 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:29:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/24/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/24/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: May 24, 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 2014-05-24 2014-05-24 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:29:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/24/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/24/bryant-park-games Date: May 24, 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 2014-05-24 2014-05-24 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:29:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Kubb]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/24/bryant-park-kubb http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/24/bryant-park-kubb Date: May 24, 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 2014-05-24 2014-05-24 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:29:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Putting Green]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/24/bryant-park-putting-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/24/bryant-park-putting-green Date: May 24, 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 2014-05-24 2014-05-24 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:29:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Basic Canoeing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/24/basic-canoeing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/24/basic-canoeing Date: May 24, 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: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

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

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R005 Clove Lakes Park 2014-05-24 2014-05-24 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.6236, -74.1183 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:29:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/24/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/24/bryant-park-juggling Date: May 24, 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: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-05-24 2014-05-24 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:29:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Audubon: Wonderful Warblers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/24/popup-audubon-wonderful-warblers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/24/popup-audubon-wonderful-warblers Date: May 24, 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 2014-05-24 2014-05-24 12:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.6617, -73.9659 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d66b19ebc3.png Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:29:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Introduction to Bird Watching]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/24/introduction-to-bird-watching http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/24/introduction-to-bird-watching Date: May 24, 2014

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

Led by the Brooklyn Brid Club.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-05-24 2014-05-24 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/528136ab90698.jpg Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:29:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Northern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/24/central-park-tour-northern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/24/central-park-tour-northern-welcome-tour Date: May 24, 2014

See the park’s northernmost highlights on this walk from Conservatory Garden, along the Harlem Meer and past the North Woods. The route is easy to negotiate, a few stairs.

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

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

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

Start time: 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 2014-05-24 2014-05-24 12:00 pm 12:45 pm 40.7943, -73.9512 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52a0ef96a6454.jpg Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:29:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Citizenship Classes for Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/24/citizenship-classes-for-adults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/24/citizenship-classes-for-adults Date: May 24, 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 2014-05-24 2014-05-24 12:30 pm 1:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:29:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Conference House Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/24/house-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/24/house-tours Date: May 24, 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 2014-05-24 2014-05-24 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.502, -74.2514 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5339a985105b4.jpg Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:29:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Build a Bird Feeder]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/24/build-a-bird-feeder http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/24/build-a-bird-feeder Date: May 24, 2014

We connect children with nature to encourage active exploration of the natural world. Children who spend time outdoors develop strong imaginations and learn to socialize better with others. Urban Park Rangers are role models who encourage children to let their imaginations run wild in a safe, supportive atmosphere. Enjoy learning about our avian neighbors and create a bird feeder to take home. All supplies provided.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Salt Marsh Nature Center (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2014-05-24 2014-05-24 1:00 pm 40.6047, -73.9298 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:29:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Historic New York: The World's Fair]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/24/historic-new-york-the-worlds-fair http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/24/historic-new-york-the-worlds-fair Date: May 24, 2014

Flushing Meadows Corona Park was host to two twentieth century World's Fairs. Relive the stories of the past as you enjoy the views from Queen's largest park.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 846-2731

Location: Unisphere (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2014-05-24 2014-05-24 1:00 pm 40.7464, -73.845 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:29:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Fitness Bootcamp]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/24/fitness-bootcamp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/24/fitness-bootcamp Date: May 24, 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 2014-05-24 2014-05-24 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.7404, -73.7339 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:29:20 EDT