NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2015 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://nyc.gov/parks/events NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Fri, 31 Jul 2015 11:33:06 GMT <![CDATA[It's My Park at Henry Hudson Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/23/its-my-park-henry-hudson-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/23/its-my-park-henry-hudson-park Date: May 23, 2015

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

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

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 635-2813

Location: Henry Hudson Monument (in Henry Hudson Park)

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X080 Henry Hudson Park 2015-05-23 2015-05-23 8:00 am 12:00 pm 40.8824, -73.9184 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/555228029ff87.JPG Wed, 17 Jun 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[ESL Beginners Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/23/esl-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/23/esl-class Date: May 23, 2015

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-05-23 2015-05-23 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 12 Feb 2015 17:00:11 EST
<![CDATA[Bird Walks at Van Cortlandt Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/23/bird-walks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/23/bird-walks Date: May 23, 2015

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 691-7483

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

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

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

Binoculars recommended.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 235-4462

Location: Forest Park Visitor Center (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2015-05-23 2015-05-23 8:00 am 10:00 am 40.7007, -73.855 Tue, 07 Apr 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: Nature & Science in Dialogue]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/23/art-in-the-garden-nature-science-in-dialogue http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/23/art-in-the-garden-nature-science-in-dialogue Date: May 23, 2015

Artist Emily Barnett's exhibit of recent collages and installations integrates themes of nature and science using a vocabulary of forms including quantum corrals (an iconic scientific image of individual atoms manipulated with a scanning tunneling microscope), snake skeletons, nests and constellations.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-05-23 2015-05-23 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55316a4e7ba86.jpg Fri, 17 Apr 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Van Cortlandt Track Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/23/van-cortlandt-track-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/23/van-cortlandt-track-club Date: May 23, 2015

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

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Van Cortlandt Stadium (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2015-05-23 2015-05-23 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.888, -73.8968 Wed, 06 May 2015 12:02:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park (Saturdays)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/23/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park-saturdays http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/23/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park-saturdays Date: May 23, 2015

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

All of our fitness programs are free, led by trained professionals, and suitable for all levels. Wear comfortable clothing and bring water. Please check back for rain and weather/air advisory cancels.

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

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

Please note: Fitness programs are canceled if the weather is lower than 20 degrees and when there are icy conditions.

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 9:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 442-0336

Location: Westerleigh Park

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R029 Westerleigh Park 2015-05-23 2015-05-23 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.6198, -74.1345 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/552ef635b291e.jpg Thu, 16 Apr 2015 16:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/23/summer-sports-experience3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/23/summer-sports-experience3 Date: May 23, 2015

Pitch, shoot and score with NYC Parks! Summer Sports Experience welcomes kids to join this free program focused on developing sports skills. Kids will play a variety of sports each day, and can come every session, or just once. Take your pick! The program is available in all five boroughs, so find the one nearest you.

To get started, please register by email with Queens Recreation (click here to email them). See you there!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 263-1163

Location: Lost Battalion Playground (in Lost Battalion Hall Recreation Center)

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Q401 Lost Battalion Hall Recreation Center 2015-05-23 2015-05-23 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.7322, -73.865 Mon, 11 May 2015 10:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Eibs Pond Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/23/its-my-park-at-eibs-pond-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/23/its-my-park-at-eibs-pond-park Date: May 23, 2015

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

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

We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 445-7095

Location: Eibs Pond Park

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R124 Eibs Pond Park 2015-05-23 2015-05-23 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.611, -74.0825 Tue, 28 Apr 2015 16:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Seaside Wildlife Nature Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/23/its-my-park-at-seaside-wildlife-nature-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/23/its-my-park-at-seaside-wildlife-nature-park Date: May 23, 2015

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 317-8632

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

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R145 Seaside Wildlife Nature Park 2015-05-23 2015-05-23 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.54, -74.1432 Thu, 14 May 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Mind Body Fusion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/23/shape-up-nyc-mind-body-fusion http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/23/shape-up-nyc-mind-body-fusion Date: May 23, 2015

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 227-1403

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2015-05-23 2015-05-23 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.50260162353515600, -74.25180053710938000 Mon, 13 Jul 2015 16:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Yoga in the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/23/free-yoga-in-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/23/free-yoga-in-the-park Date: May 23, 2015

Yoga classes are free and designed for all experience levels. Participants should wear comfortable clothing and, for yoga, bring a mat or a towel.

Kripalu Yoga is a system of Hatha Yoga that integrates body postures, breathing techniques, relaxation, and meditation. Taught by Monique Schubert and Yojaida Estrella, participants are encouraged to integrate their yoga practices with this very special waterfront environment of nature and art.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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

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

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

Registration required by email at education@queensbotanical.org.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430-4641

Location: Claremont Gazebo (in Claremont Park)

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

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

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

Please bring your own work gloves if you are able.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (646) 431-7035

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

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

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 997-7014

Location: Remsen Family Cemetery

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 600-1908

Location: Frederick Douglass Circle (in Central Park)

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

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

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

Please RSVP here.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 788-8070

Location: Tranquility Garden

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2015-05-23 2015-05-23 10:00 am 12:30 pm 40.6946, -73.9432 Tue, 21 Apr 2015 19:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Tai Chi Chuan]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/23/tai-chi-chuan http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/23/tai-chi-chuan Date: May 23, 2015

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-05-23 2015-05-23 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.8991, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/554b871b95469.jpg Thu, 07 May 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Exhibitions at Socrates Sculpture Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/23/summer-exhibitions http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/23/summer-exhibitions Date: May 23, 2015

Come see public art projects by Agnes Denes, Heide Fasnacht, Gabriela Albergaria, Verta Lutter and IK Studio. On view through August 30th.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2015-05-23 2015-05-23 10:00 am 8:00 pm 40.7687, -73.9369 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55886d9d8fa4a.jpg Tue, 23 Jun 2015 16:00:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Learn to Ride for Kids]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/23/learn-to-ride-for-kids http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/23/learn-to-ride-for-kids Date: May 23, 2015

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

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 965-8942

Location: Herbert Von King Park

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B088 Herbert Von King Park 2015-05-23 2015-05-23 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.6901, -73.9465 Sat, 25 Apr 2015 08:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[World's Fair Train Show]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/23/worlds-fair-train-show http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/23/worlds-fair-train-show Date: May 23, 2015

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-05-23 2015-05-23 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54d3bd587e6c5.jpg Fri, 06 Feb 2015 19:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Upper River Paddle]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/23/upper-river-paddle http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/23/upper-river-paddle Date: May 23, 2015

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430-4665

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

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X002 Bronx Park 2015-05-23 2015-05-23 10:00 am 12:30 pm 40.8842, -73.8669 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/555105e997bf3.JPG Mon, 11 May 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[UCC Youth Farm: Annual Plant Sale]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/23/ucc-youth-farm-annual-plant-sale http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/23/ucc-youth-farm-annual-plant-sale Date: May 23, 2015

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 649-7979

Location: UCC Youth Farm

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2015-05-23 2015-05-23 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.6657, -73.8868 Fri, 01 May 2015 16:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Wave Hill Celebration Parade]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/23/family-art-project-wave-hill-celebration-parade http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/23/family-art-project-wave-hill-celebration-parade Date: May 23, 2015

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

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-05-23 2015-05-23 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8987, -73.9125 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/554b87d84de55.jpg Tue, 19 May 2015 15:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[ESL Advanced Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/23/esl-advanced http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/23/esl-advanced Date: May 23, 2015

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-05-23 2015-05-23 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 19:00:09 EST
<![CDATA[Redesign Javits Playground with Storefront Science]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/23/redesign-javits-playground-with-storefront-science http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/23/redesign-javits-playground-with-storefront-science Date: May 23, 2015

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Jacob Javits Playground (in Fort Tryon Park)

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

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

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 923-8008

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

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 10:45 am

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-05-23 2015-05-23 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:13 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Fly Fishing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/23/bryant-park-fly-fishing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/23/bryant-park-fly-fishing Date: May 23, 2015

Learn the basics of fly fishing for free.

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Fifth Avenue Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-05-23 2015-05-23 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7528, -73.9816 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551467e37d383.jpg Tue, 12 May 2015 12:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Dance for Seniors]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/23/summer-on-the-hudson-dance-for-seniors http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/23/summer-on-the-hudson-dance-for-seniors Date: May 23, 2015

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

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: 311

Location: West Harlem Piers Park

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

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

Pitch, shoot and score with NYC Parks! Summer Sports Experience welcomes kids to join this free program focused on developing sports skills. Kids will play a variety of sports each day, and can come every session, or just once. Take your pick! The program is available in all five boroughs, so find the one nearest you.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Chelsea Field (in Chelsea Park)

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

Test your coordination and dexterity with free juggling lessons in the park. All skill levels are welcome to join in the fun. Equipment is provided.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: 212-768-4242

Location: 42nd Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

Location: Vanderbilt Gate (in Central Park)

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

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

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

Space is limited; advance ticket purchase recommended. Tickets available on-site only with a credit card. Please arrive at the meeting location 15 minutes before the start of the tour to allow time for check in. Out of consideration for other guests we cannot accommodate those arriving after the start time.

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2015-05-23 2015-05-23 11:00 am 12:15 pm 40.7657, -73.9761 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/552415b510f6c.jpg Tue, 07 Apr 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[TreesCount! 2015 Training Session]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/23/training-523 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/23/training-523 Date: May 23, 2015

Training events are designed to help voluntreers apply their online learning to master the TreeKIT mapping method and the Treecorder software before collecting data for TreesCount! 2015. This is a free event. All equipment will be provided. All you need is a willingness to learn!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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

Training events are designed to help voluntreers apply their online learning to master the TreeKIT mapping method and the Treecorder software before collecting data for TreesCount! 2015. This is a free event. All equipment will be provided. All you need is a willingness to learn!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Rochester Ave and Carroll St, Brooklyn

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

Training events are designed to help voluntreers apply their online learning to master the TreeKIT mapping method and the Treecorder software before collecting data for TreesCount! 2015. This is a free event. All equipment will be provided. All you need is a willingness to learn!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: 108th St and Northern Boulevard, Queens

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2015-05-23 2015-05-23 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.75777392580000000, -73.86101961140000000 Fri, 17 Jul 2015 12:00:10 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Sherman Creek]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/23/its-my-park-at-sherman-creek http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/23/its-my-park-at-sherman-creek Date: May 23, 2015

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 536-1275

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Sunset Park Recreation Center (in Sunset Park)

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

Yoga classes are free and designed for all experience levels. Participants should wear comfortable clothing and, for yoga, bring a mat or a towel.

Kripalu Yoga is a system of Hatha Yoga that integrates body postures, breathing techniques, relaxation, and meditation. Taught by Monique Schubert and Yojaida Estrella, participants are encouraged to integrate their yoga practices with this very special waterfront environment of nature and art.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2015-05-23 2015-05-23 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7687, -73.9369 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5588723a87c6c.jpg Mon, 22 Jun 2015 17:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Audubon II: Plant Clues]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/23/popup-audubon-ii-plant-clues http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/23/popup-audubon-ii-plant-clues Date: May 23, 2015

This spring, the Prospect Park Alliance introduces twice the Pop-Up Audubon fun with a second tent that explores the aquatic habitats of Prospect Park. In May, learn what trees and plants tell us about our environment.

  • Discovery Pack, 11 am–4 pm
    The Prospect Park Alliance invites you to get inspired by nature with our new Discovery Packs, a ready-to-go kits filled with nature activities for families. In May, monitor the development of plants that supply food and shelter for birds in Prospect Park.
  • Lakeside Nature Stroll, 12–1 pm
    Join Alliance naturalists for a guided nature walk through the meandering paths of the Peninsula and scout for plants that thrive in that unique environment.
  • Junior Naturalists, 1–2 pm
    Help Alliance naturalists track the growth of important plant species in this citizen science program.
  • Nature’s Helpers, 2–3 pm
    Let’s lend a helping hand to make our park a better place. Learn how mulch helps trees, spread wood chips or protect the environment by removing damaging litter.
  • Family Birdwatching, 3–4 pm
    After learning how to use binoculars, join our naturalists to identify some of the 250 species of birds that call Prospect Park home.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Peninsula (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-05-23 2015-05-23 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.6572, -73.9689 Tue, 10 Mar 2015 12:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Audubon: Wonderful Warblers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/23/popup-audubon-wonderful-warblers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/23/popup-audubon-wonderful-warblers Date: May 23, 2015

Join the Alliance to discover why Prospect Park is an important place for many species of birds. Through fun games, experiments and citizen science projects, learn why warblers are so wonderful.

  • Adventure Hike, 12–1 pm
    Alliance naturalists will introduce you to the natural history of Prospect Park and the Park's hidden trails. Recommended for families with children 5 and older.
  • Nature on the Go!, 1–2 pm
    Did you know 25 types of warblers stop at Prospect Park in May? Learn how to identify these cute and colorful birds on a bird walk. Participants will also create their own pair of binoculars and learn how to identify these colorful songbirds.
  • Nature’s Helpers, 2–3 pm
    Did you know that trees help trees? After learning how mulch protects tree roots, spend time spreading wood chips around trees.
  • Family Birdwatching, 3–4 pm
    After learning how to use binoculars, join our naturalists to identify some of the 250 species of birds that call Prospect Park home.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Eastwood (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-05-23 2015-05-23 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.6618, -73.9659 Thu, 23 Apr 2015 16:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Saturday Morning Arts and Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/23/saturday-morning-arts-and-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/23/saturday-morning-arts-and-crafts Date: May 23, 2015

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2015-05-23 2015-05-23 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.5026, -74.2518 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55411848410a7.jpg Wed, 29 Apr 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Basic Canoeing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/23/basic-canoeing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/23/basic-canoeing Date: May 23, 2015

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

This program is for ages 8 and up.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

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

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

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

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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M010 Central Park 2015-05-23 2015-05-23 12:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.7937, -73.9522; 40.7977, -73.9587; 40.7975, -73.9532; 40.7953, -73.9519 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5550d406e8878.JPG Wed, 10 Jun 2015 12:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Locus Manor Garden Fundraiser BBQ]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/23/locus-manor-garden-fundraiser-bbq http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/23/locus-manor-garden-fundraiser-bbq Date: May 23, 2015

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Locust Manor Civic Association

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2015-05-23 2015-05-23 12:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.6835, -73.7739 Mon, 18 May 2015 14:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Roller Skate at Brooklyn Bridge Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/23/roller-skate-at-brooklyn-bridge-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/23/roller-skate-at-brooklyn-bridge-park Date: May 23, 2015

Go skating at Brooklyn Bridge Park. Find information and details at the Pier 2 Roller Rink website.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 2 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2015-05-23 2015-05-23 12:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.6998, -73.9988 Mon, 20 Apr 2015 15:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Saturday Sculpture Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/23/saturday-sculpture-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/23/saturday-sculpture-workshop Date: May 23, 2015

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 956-1819

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2015-05-23 2015-05-23 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.7687, -73.9369 Mon, 22 Jun 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Introduction to Bird Watching]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/23/introduction-to-bird-watching http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/23/introduction-to-bird-watching Date: May 23, 2015

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

Led by the Brooklyn Bird Club.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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

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

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 923-8008

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

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

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Calvert Vaux Park

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

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

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 548-0912

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2015-05-23 2015-05-23 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.8911, -73.894 Wed, 06 May 2015 12:01:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Paper Arts & Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/23/paper-arts-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/23/paper-arts-crafts Date: May 23, 2015

Participants of all ages have fun creating paper arts and crafts. Projects may include origami, kirigami, decoupage, and collage.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-05-23 2015-05-23 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Tue, 06 Jan 2015 13:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[It's My Park at King Fisher Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/23/its-my-park-at-king-fisher-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/23/its-my-park-at-king-fisher-park Date: May 23, 2015

This It's My Park season, volunteer with the surrounding community of King Fisher Pond Park to help clean, rake, and weed along the trails.

Volunteers will also be educated about the plant life, pond life, and water safety within the Park. We look forward to a great day of cleaning up King Fisher Pond Park!

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 566-5734

Location: Miles Avenue and Fairfield Street (in King Fisher Park)

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R140 King Fisher Park 2015-05-23 2015-05-23 2:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.5626, -74.1533 Tue, 28 Apr 2015 16:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Wave Hill Gallery Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/23/gallery-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/23/gallery-tour Date: May 23, 2015

Join a curatorial fellow for an exhibition tour designed to draw visitors into a lively discussion about the relationship between art and nature. In the main gallery, Chris Doyle: Landscape Fictions brings to life the Hudson River. An artist whose sense of craft verges on the obsessive, Doyle presents three animations from a decades-long practice animating the natural world that exists on the urban fringes. This exhibition accompanies The Lightening, a site-specific project installed in the Aquatic Garden that combines mirrored surfaces with backlit animations into an artwork that changes as the day turns into night. At the same time, in the Sunroom Project Space, Kiran Chandra explores the “swarm” as a social form through a sculptural and sonic interpretation of Eugene Marais’ The Soul of the White Ant. Tours take place Tuesdays and Saturdays at 2PM. Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Glyndor Gallery (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-05-23 2015-05-23 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.8989, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/554b8893a869e.jpg Thu, 07 May 2015 17:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Mid-Park Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/23/central-park-tour-midpark-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/23/central-park-tour-midpark-welcome-tour Date: May 23, 2015

Explore some of the park's best-known features, including the Lake and the Ramble, and then marvel at the view from Belvedere Castle, on this tour led by Central Park Conservancy guides.

The tour route involves many hills, stairs, and uneven terrain. Tour starts in front of the Alexander von Humboldt statue (77th Street and Central Park West), and ends at Belvedere Castle (mid-Park at 79th Street)

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

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 2:45 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Alexander von Humboldt statue (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-05-23 2015-05-23 2:00 pm 2:45 pm 40.7794, -73.9734 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5522d48944911.jpg Tue, 07 Apr 2015 18:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/23/summer-sports-experience5 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/23/summer-sports-experience5 Date: May 23, 2015

Pitch, shoot and score with NYC Parks! Summer Sports Experience welcomes kids to join this free program focused on developing sports skills. Kids will play a variety of sports each day, and can come every session, or just once. Take your pick! The program is available in all five boroughs, so find the one nearest you.

To get started, please register by email with Queens Recreation (click here to email them). See you there!

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 263-1163

Location: Lost Battalion Playground (in Lost Battalion Hall Recreation Center)

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Q401 Lost Battalion Hall Recreation Center 2015-05-23 2015-05-23 2:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.7322, -73.865 Mon, 11 May 2015 10:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/23/summer-sports-experience http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/23/summer-sports-experience Date: May 23, 2015

Pitch, shoot and score with NYC Parks! Summer Sports Experience welcomes kids to join this free program focused on developing sports skills. Kids will play a variety of sports each day, and can come every session, or just once. Take your pick! The program is available in all five boroughs, so find the one nearest you.

To get started, please register by email with Bronx Borough Coordinator Christopher Suarez (click here to email him). See you there!

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 402-5155

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

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2015-05-23 2015-05-23 2:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.8108, -73.9147 Mon, 04 May 2015 14:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Union Square: Crossroads of New York Walking Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/23/union-square-crossroads-of-new-york-walking-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/23/union-square-crossroads-of-new-york-walking-tour Date: May 23, 2015

The Union Square Partnership teamed with Big Onion Walking Tours to create a free, 90-minute walking tour Saturdaysentitled Union Square: Crossroads of New York. The tour departs from the Abraham Lincoln Statue located along the 16th Street transverse. With the help of a tour guide, you will explore the social and political history of the Union Square neighborhood through discussions of the people, history, architecture, and forces that have shaped this community. Reservations are not required for individuals, but are required for groups.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 517-1826

Location: Abraham Lincoln Statue (in Union Square Park)

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M089 Union Square Park 2015-05-23 2015-05-23 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.7363, -73.9901 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54cfe899a5d4d.jpg Tue, 14 Apr 2015 16:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Fun Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/23/family-fun-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/23/family-fun-day Date: May 23, 2015

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

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 788-2676

Location: Carousel (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2015-05-23 2015-05-23 2:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.7005, -73.8552 Wed, 06 May 2015 14:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Fleece Fun]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/23/fleece-fun http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/23/fleece-fun Date: May 23, 2015

Come to Lefferts Historic House and see how wool was used on a Flatbush farm.

You can brush the wool with carding paddles, spin yarn using a drop spindle, and even make a felt ball to take home with you.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-05-23 2015-05-23 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6643, -73.9639 Wed, 25 Feb 2015 12:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Exhibition Talk: Tredwell Costume Collection and Two-piece Day Ensemble]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/23/exhibition-talk-tredwell-costume-collectiontwopiece-day-ensemble-ca-1858 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/23/exhibition-talk-tredwell-costume-collectiontwopiece-day-ensemble-ca-1858 Date: May 23, 2015

On display in Eliza’s Tredwell’s bedroom: a two-piece day ensemble, ca. 1858, made of green silk taffeta trimmed with wide bands of black cut-silk velvet and narrow ruffles of cream-colored bobbin lace. It is likely this dress had an additional bodice with a lower neckline and shorter sleeves, which would have changed it into an evening ensemble. Also on exhibit is a theater handbill from 1860, which was discovered in the early 1960s in the pocket of the dress. The handbill is from Laura Keene’s Theatre, then located at 624 Broadway, just blocks from the Tredwells’ home.

Keene may be best known as the actress performing in Our American Cousin at Ford’s Theatre the night Abraham Lincoln was shot in April 1865. Keene rushed with water to the president’s side and cradled Lincoln’s head in her lap while waiting for help to arrive. One of her blood-stained dress cuffs is in the collection of the National Museum of American History in Washington, D.C. Exhibition talk by Pamela Long, Textile Conservator.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 777-1089

Location: Merchant's House Museum

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M318 Merchant's House Museum 2015-05-23 2015-05-23 3:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7277, -73.9923 Wed, 22 Apr 2015 18:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Music in the Garden: The New York Exceptions]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/23/music-in-the-garden-the-new-york-exceptions http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/23/music-in-the-garden-the-new-york-exceptions Date: May 23, 2015

Join us for a lively performance of popular music from the 50s, 60s, and 70s! This doo-wop band will have you singing and dancing to your favorite oldies!

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-05-23 2015-05-23 3:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5531702a131f1.jpg Thu, 23 Apr 2015 15:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Shakespeare: The Two Gentlemen of Verona]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/23/bryant-park-shakespeare-the-two-gentlemen-of-verona http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/23/bryant-park-shakespeare-the-two-gentlemen-of-verona Date: May 23, 2015

Bryant Park Shakespeare returns with three productions presented by The Drilling Company.

  • May 15 - 31: The Two Gentlemen of Verona
  • July 17 - August 2: Romeo and Juliet
  • September 4 - 20: The Taming of the Shrew

All are free and open to the public. Performances occur on Fridays and Saturdays from 6:30 - 8:30p.m. and Sundays from 2:00 - 4:00p.m.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-05-23 2015-05-23 6:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.7534, -73.9827 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55157562ed022.jpg Fri, 27 Mar 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Nocturnal Wildlife]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/23/nocturnal-wildlife http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/23/nocturnal-wildlife Date: May 23, 2015

New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife. Our Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in the urban jungle.

Central Park comes alive at night with the activity of its nocturnal residents. Learn about the ecology and myths that surround these mysterious animals on this journey through the woods at night.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Belvedere Castle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-05-23 2015-05-23 8:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.7793, -73.9691 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55108158ae848.JPG Wed, 06 May 2015 12:01:43 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/24/summer-on-the-hudson-tai-chi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/24/summer-on-the-hudson-tai-chi Date: May 24, 2015

Join Silvana Pizzuti at the gorgeous Soldier's and Sailor's Monument on Sunday mornings 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 2015-05-24 2015-05-24 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.792, -73.979 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5519865d5488f.JPG Mon, 30 Mar 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: Nature & Science in Dialogue]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/24/art-in-the-garden-nature-science-in-dialogue http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/24/art-in-the-garden-nature-science-in-dialogue Date: May 24, 2015

Artist Emily Barnett's exhibit of recent collages and installations integrates themes of nature and science using a vocabulary of forms including quantum corrals (an iconic scientific image of individual atoms manipulated with a scanning tunneling microscope), snake skeletons, nests and constellations.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-05-24 2015-05-24 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55316a4e7ba86.jpg Fri, 17 Apr 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Birding: Hawk Watch]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/24/birding-hawk-watch http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/24/birding-hawk-watch Date: May 24, 2015

New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife.

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

Bring a pair of binoculars, or ask a Ranger to borrow a pair.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: High Rock Ranger Station (in High Rock Park)

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R088 High Rock Park 2015-05-24 2015-05-24 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.5794, -74.1263 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55088762478ab.jpg Wed, 06 May 2015 12:00:20 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: It's My Park at Socrates Sculpture Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/24/its-my-park-at-socrates-sculpture-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/24/its-my-park-at-socrates-sculpture-park Date: May 24, 2015

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Socrates Sculpture Park for their annual Earth Day event. Help beautify the park for the upcoming season. Volunteers will fertilize and seed the grounds, plant in the herb and vegetable gardens, spread mulch around the parks trees, and help plant.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 956-1819

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2015-05-24 2015-05-24 9:00 am 3:00 pm 40.7687, -73.9369 Tue, 19 May 2015 11:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Alley Pond Park Adventure Course: Free Public Sundays]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/24/alley-pond-park-adventure-course-free-public-sundays http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/24/alley-pond-park-adventure-course-free-public-sundays Date: May 24, 2015

The Alley Pond Park Adventure Course offers free outdoor adventure that fosters trust, communication and team building at Alley Pond Park. The program is a two-hour adventure, which includes both low and high elements. The Adventure Course is open for individuals, small groups of friend, and family.

Space is Limited. Open to ages 8 and up. Minors must be accompanied by an adult. Valid photo identificaiton required. Sneakers required. For the months of July and August pre-registration is required. Please visit www.nycgovparks.org/programs/rangers/registration to enter your name into the lottery.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 217-4685

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

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2015-05-24 2015-05-24 9:30 am 12:00 pm 40.7428, -73.7359 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5508a1ad5dcb1.JPG Wed, 22 Apr 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Birding Basics for Families]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/24/birding-basics-for-families http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/24/birding-basics-for-families Date: May 24, 2015

Experience Central Park when it becomes a precious bird habitat and migration hot spot! Bring your family on a guided walk led by Conservancy Discovery Guides and NYC Audubon Society. Learn how to spot our feathered residents that make Central Park their home, and their foreign cousins as they pass through Central Park during their annual migration. Witness firsthand how the Conservancy's work has made the Park a sanctuary for these birds. Binoculars can be borrowed from the Dana Discovery Center.

Families only, maximum of three children per parent or guardian; no groups. Ages 5+. Free, pre-registration is recommended. Space is limited; arrive early for check in.

This program takes place rain or shine, except in extreme weather conditions (heavy rain, sustained winds of 30mph or heat index above 95 degrees).

For more information, please call 212.860.1378

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 860.1378

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

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M010 Central Park 2015-05-24 2015-05-24 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7968, -73.9515 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54f8b1598d246.jpg Thu, 09 Apr 2015 12:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Lt. Lia Playground]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/24/its-my-park-at-lt-lia-playground http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/24/its-my-park-at-lt-lia-playground Date: May 24, 2015

This It's My Park season, volunteer with the H.E.A.L.T.H for Youths to help clear garbage and weeds, and rake the grounds of Lt. Lia Park.

Volunteers are welcome and can register with Partnerships for Parks Outreach Coordinator Amoy Barnes by emailing her at Amoy.Barnes@parks.nyc.gov. We look forward to a great day of cleaning up Lt. Lia Park!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (347) 489-3060

Location: Lt Lia Playground (in Lt. Lia Playground)

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R111 Lt. Lia Playground 2015-05-24 2015-05-24 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.6436, -74.0798 Tue, 28 Apr 2015 16:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Yoga in the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/24/free-yoga-in-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/24/free-yoga-in-the-park Date: May 24, 2015

Yoga classes are free and designed for all experience levels. Participants should wear comfortable clothing and, for yoga, bring a mat or a towel.

Kripalu Yoga is a system of Hatha Yoga that integrates body postures, breathing techniques, relaxation, and meditation. Taught by Monique Schubert and Yojaida Estrella, participants are encouraged to integrate their yoga practices with this very special waterfront environment of nature and art.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2015-05-24 2015-05-24 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7687, -73.9369 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/558872f31cc30.jpg Mon, 22 Jun 2015 17:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Hatha Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/24/hatha-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/24/hatha-yoga Date: May 24, 2015

Reduce stress, increase your energy and bring strength and flexibility to mind, body and spirit with a yoga practice. Classes are led by Yoga for Bliss director Neem Dewji and other certified instructors. Ms. Dewji is certified in Hatha and Therapeutic Yoga from The Yoga for Health Foundation, England, and The Integral Yoga Institute, NYC. All levels welcome. Sessions are held outdoors, weather permitting.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:15 am

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-05-24 2015-05-24 10:00 am 11:15 am 40.8991, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/554b8a6485826.jpg Fri, 08 May 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Exhibitions at Socrates Sculpture Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/24/summer-exhibitions http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/24/summer-exhibitions Date: May 24, 2015

Come see public art projects by Agnes Denes, Heide Fasnacht, Gabriela Albergaria, Verta Lutter and IK Studio. On view through August 30th.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2015-05-24 2015-05-24 10:00 am 8:00 pm 40.7687, -73.9369 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55886d9d8fa4a.jpg Tue, 23 Jun 2015 16:00:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Wave Hill Celebration Parade]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/24/family-art-project-wave-hill-celebration-parade http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/24/family-art-project-wave-hill-celebration-parade Date: May 24, 2015

Mother Nature seems to burst out in spring, and so will we as we celebrate 25 years of the Family Art Project and 50 years of Wave Hill! Come bring your thanks and spirit to the Family Art Project, where we’ll be making simple flower shakers and leafy costumes. Join visiting artist Virva Hinnemo to make nature-inspired wagon floats for a bold and grand flowery parade! Free with admission to the grounds. Wave Hill at 50 Project.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-05-24 2015-05-24 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8987, -73.9125 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/554b898799384.jpg Wed, 20 May 2015 18:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[TreesCount! 2015 Training Session]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/24/treescount2015-training-524-sunset-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/24/treescount2015-training-524-sunset-park Date: May 24, 2015

Training events are designed to help voluntreers apply their online learning to master the TreeKIT mapping method and the Treecorder software before collecting data for TreesCount! 2015. This is a free event. All equipment will be provided. All you need is a willingness to learn!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: 7th Ave at 43rd st brooklyn, NY

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2015-05-24 2015-05-24 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.64636741800000000, -74.00180339810000000 Fri, 17 Jul 2015 12:00:10 EDT
<![CDATA[World's Fair Train Show]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/24/worlds-fair-train-show http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/24/worlds-fair-train-show Date: May 24, 2015

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-05-24 2015-05-24 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54d3bd587e6c5.jpg Fri, 06 Feb 2015 19:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Waterfront Walks: Guided Tours of Brooklyn Bridge Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/24/waterfront-walks-guided-tours-of-brooklyn-bridge-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/24/waterfront-walks-guided-tours-of-brooklyn-bridge-park Date: May 24, 2015

Learn about Brooklyn Bridge Park's unique history, sustainable design, and diverse ecology on these guided tours led by Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy docents.

Tours are first-come, first-served.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2015-05-24 2015-05-24 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7017, -73.9969 Thu, 09 Apr 2015 12:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Revolutionary New York: Washington's Slow Retreat to Victory]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/24/revolutionary-new-york-washingtons-slow-retreat-to-victory http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/24/revolutionary-new-york-washingtons-slow-retreat-to-victory Date: May 24, 2015

Urban Park Rangers specialize in interpretation of historic turning points, both natural and man-made, in our city's long history.

When is retreat a tactical victory? Washington and the Continental Army couldn't hope to go toe to toe against the greatest military force the world had ever seen and survive. The New York campaign was central to Washington's unorthodox military strategy and the fate of our nascent nation hung in the balance. Hike with the Urban Park Rangers along a lesser known battle site which marked the tipping point to Washington's slow retreat to victory!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 548-0912

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2015-05-24 2015-05-24 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.8911, -73.894 Wed, 06 May 2015 12:01:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Audubon II: Plant Clues]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/24/popup-audubon-ii-plant-clues http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/24/popup-audubon-ii-plant-clues Date: May 24, 2015

This spring, the Prospect Park Alliance introduces twice the Pop-Up Audubon fun with a second tent that explores the aquatic habitats of Prospect Park. In May, learn what trees and plants tell us about our environment.

  • Discovery Pack, 11 am–4 pm
    The Prospect Park Alliance invites you to get inspired by nature with our new Discovery Packs, a ready-to-go kits filled with nature activities for families. In May, monitor the development of plants that supply food and shelter for birds in Prospect Park.
  • Lakeside Nature Stroll, 12–1 pm
    Join Alliance naturalists for a guided nature walk through the meandering paths of the Peninsula and scout for plants that thrive in that unique environment.
  • Junior Naturalists, 1–2 pm
    Help Alliance naturalists track the growth of important plant species in this citizen science program.
  • Nature’s Helpers, 2–3 pm
    Let’s lend a helping hand to make our park a better place. Learn how mulch helps trees, spread wood chips or protect the environment by removing damaging litter.
  • Family Birdwatching, 3–4 pm
    After learning how to use binoculars, join our naturalists to identify some of the 250 species of birds that call Prospect Park home.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Peninsula (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-05-24 2015-05-24 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.6572, -73.9689 Tue, 10 Mar 2015 12:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Audubon: Wonderful Warblers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/24/popup-audubon-wonderful-warblers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/24/popup-audubon-wonderful-warblers Date: May 24, 2015

Join the Alliance to discover why Prospect Park is an important place for many species of birds. Through fun games, experiments and citizen science projects, learn why warblers are so wonderful.

  • Adventure Hike, 12–1 pm
    Alliance naturalists will introduce you to the natural history of Prospect Park and the Park's hidden trails. Recommended for families with children 5 and older.
  • Nature on the Go!, 1–2 pm
    Did you know 25 types of warblers stop at Prospect Park in May? Learn how to identify these cute and colorful birds on a bird walk. Participants will also create their own pair of binoculars and learn how to identify these colorful songbirds.
  • Nature’s Helpers, 2–3 pm
    Did you know that trees help trees? After learning how mulch protects tree roots, spend time spreading wood chips around trees.
  • Family Birdwatching, 3–4 pm
    After learning how to use binoculars, join our naturalists to identify some of the 250 species of birds that call Prospect Park home.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Eastwood (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-05-24 2015-05-24 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.6618, -73.9659 Thu, 23 Apr 2015 16:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Smorgasburg]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/24/smorgasburg http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/24/smorgasburg Date: May 24, 2015

Smorgasburg is Brooklyn Flea’s giant all-food market, featuring 100+ vendors every Sunday serving everything from freshly frosted black and white cookies to giant turkey legs to quinoa falafel.

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 2015-05-24 2015-05-24 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.6947, -74.0016 Fri, 22 May 2015 13:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Northern Forts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/24/central-park-tour-northern-forts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/24/central-park-tour-northern-forts Date: May 24, 2015

History buffs will love this exploration of the fort landscape in the northern part of Central Park. Join Central Park Conservancy guides to visit sites that played important strategic roles in the American Revolution and the War of 1812.

The tour route involves many hills and stairs, and some uneven terrain. Tour starts at Charles A. Dana Discovery Center (inside the Park at 110th Street between Fifth and Lenox Avenues), and ends near the Park perimeter at 106th Street and Fifth Avenue

Space is limited; Space is limited; advance ticket purchase recommended. Please arrive at the meeting location 15 minutes before the start of the tour to allow time for check-in. Out of consideration for other guests we cannot accommodate those arriving after the start time.

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2015-05-24 2015-05-24 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.7968, -73.9515 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5522d53ad96f0.jpg Tue, 07 Apr 2015 18:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Tai Chi in the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/24/free-tai-chi-in-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/24/free-tai-chi-in-the-park Date: May 24, 2015

Led by certified instructors from the Taoist Tai Chi Society of the USA, these classes offer the opportunity to learn Taoist Tai Chi, improve one’s health, relax, and exercise in an outdoor setting among changing exhibitions of contemporary sculpture.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2015-05-24 2015-05-24 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7687, -73.9369 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5588738eb3b02.jpg Mon, 22 Jun 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Learn To Ride for Kids]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/24/summer-on-the-hudson-learn-to-ride http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/24/summer-on-the-hudson-learn-to-ride Date: May 24, 2015

This class is for new riders, 5 years old and up.

Learn to balance, ride, and enjoy life on two wheels. Don't have a bike yet? No problem, a limited number of kids bikes will be lent for the day by Bike and Roll NYC.

Reservations required here. Day of training is first come, first trained; there may be a wait.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Bike path at 135th Street

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2015-05-24 2015-05-24 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.8215, -73.9588 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55198d4dd3004.JPG Fri, 03 Apr 2015 18:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Meditation at Wave Hill]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/24/meditation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/24/meditation Date: May 24, 2015

Let nature inspire you to find your center and reconnect with your true self using guided mindfulness and other meditation practices. Each session, led by Yoga for Bliss director Neem Dewji and other qualified instructors, includes instruction in simple techniques, followed by guided meditations. Sessions are held indoors. All levels welcome.

Start time: 11:45 am

End time: 12:45 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-05-24 2015-05-24 11:45 am 12:45 pm 40.8991, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/554b8b2dac59a.jpg Thu, 07 May 2015 16:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Roller Skate at Brooklyn Bridge Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/24/roller-skate-at-brooklyn-bridge-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/24/roller-skate-at-brooklyn-bridge-park Date: May 24, 2015

Go skating at Brooklyn Bridge Park. Find information and details at the Pier 2 Roller Rink website.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 2 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2015-05-24 2015-05-24 12:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.6998, -73.9988 Mon, 20 Apr 2015 15:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Basic Canoeing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/24/basic-canoeing1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/24/basic-canoeing1 Date: May 24, 2015

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

The program is for ages 8 and up.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Golden Pond In Crocheron Park (in Crocheron Park)

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Q012 Crocheron Park 2015-05-24 2015-05-24 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.7709, -73.7652 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55089b1d91012.JPG Wed, 06 May 2015 12:00:13 EDT
<![CDATA[Alley Pond Park Adventure Course: Free Public Sundays]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/24/alley-pond-park-adventure-course-free-public-sundays1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/24/alley-pond-park-adventure-course-free-public-sundays1 Date: May 24, 2015

The Alley Pond Park Adventure Course offers free outdoor adventure that fosters trust, communication, and team building. The program is two-hour adventure which includes both low and high elements. The Adventure Course is open for individuals, small groups of friends, and family.

Space is Limited. Open to ages 8 and up. Minors must be accompanied by an adult. Valid photo identificaiton required. Sneakers required. For the months of July and August pre-registration is required. Please visit http://www.nycgovparks.org/programs/rangers/registration to enter your name into the lottery.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 217-4685

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

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2015-05-24 2015-05-24 1:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.7428, -73.7359 Wed, 22 Apr 2015 17:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Yoga At Morris-Jumel Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/24/yoga-at-morrisjumel http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/24/yoga-at-morrisjumel Date: May 24, 2015

Awesome Asana Yoga is an hour-long exercise in body stretching and mind cleansing taught by registered yoga teacher Chelsea Best. As Chelsea says, “Awesome Asana offers a unique yogic journey, linking breath with movement in a meditative Vinyasa Flow class style designed to awaken the spirit and bring the body and mind back to a place of peace.” The class is Open Level Vinyasa, and is moderately challenging.

MJM’s Awesome Asana is part of Chelsea’s “Localize Yoga” project, which aims to make yoga affordable and accessible – to present it “as a possibility, rather than as a luxury” – to the denizens of upper Manhattan. The class is $5, and mats, should you need one, are provided.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 923-8008

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

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M073 Roger Morris Park 2015-05-24 2015-05-24 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.8345, -73.9385 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55301789374c7.jpg Thu, 16 Apr 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Basic Canoeing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/24/basic-canoeing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/24/basic-canoeing Date: May 24, 2015

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

Basic canoe programs are great for all skill levels. This program is for ages 8 and up.

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: The Peninsula (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2015-05-24 2015-05-24 1:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.8744, -73.9205 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55089b88de4c1.jpg Thu, 19 Mar 2015 13:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Memorial Weekend Concert with Bronx Arts Ensemble]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/24/memorial-weekend-concert http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/24/memorial-weekend-concert Date: May 24, 2015

Bronx Arts Ensemble’s purpose is to nourish the arts in the Bronx, serving its diverse communities and developing audiences through arts education and musical performances of the highest professional standard.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 601-7399

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2015-05-24 2015-05-24 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.8911, -73.894 Wed, 13 May 2015 18:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Memorial Weekend Concert]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/24/memorial-weekend-concert1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/24/memorial-weekend-concert1 Date: May 24, 2015

Enjoy a free Memorial Day Holiday Tent Concert featuring music by Haydn, Rossini, Chabrier, Morton Gould, Ernesto Lecuona, Rodgers & Hammerstein, Duke Ellington, Papo Vazquez, Sousa and more!

The free outdoor tent concert is scheduled rain or shine. Pack a picnic and bring a blanket. Seating will also be provided under a tent.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-601-7399

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2015-05-24 2015-05-24 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.8911, -73.894 Wed, 20 May 2015 14:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Sunday Karaoke on the Boardwalk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/24/sunday-karaoke-on-the-boardwalk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/24/sunday-karaoke-on-the-boardwalk Date: May 24, 2015

Enjoy singing karaoke with family and friends this Memorial Day Weekend!

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 372-2592

Location: In front of Deno's Wonder Wheel Amusement Park

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2015-05-24 2015-05-24 2:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.5733, -73.9793 Mon, 20 Apr 2015 19:00:04 EDT