NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2014 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://www.nycgovparks.org/sub_things_to_do/upcoming_events/events_search.php NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Sun, 20 Apr 2014 19:37:23 GMT NYC Parks News 25 25 http://www.nycgovparks.org/sub_things_to_do/upcoming_events/events_search.php http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/parks_leaf_thumb.gif <![CDATA[Animal Encounter at Prospect Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/03/animal-encounter-at-prospect-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/03/animal-encounter-at-prospect-park Date: May 3, 2013

Curious as to how “Snappy” the turtle got her name? Want to watch the snake gobble up a mouse? Join one of our trained staff in learning more about the animals in the Audubon Center’s collection. Learn what it takes to care for these amazing creatures and even assist in an actual feeding. There will also be opportunities to get up close and personal with our box turtle!

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2013-05-03 2013-05-03 2:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5163470fe9ca2.png Sun, 20 Apr 2014 15:37:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature On The Go!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/03/nature-on-the-go http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/03/nature-on-the-go Date: May 3, 2013

Come have fun in nature. A Naturalist will lead children and families to areas near the Audubon Center, where you can be active and learn about the nature that is all around us.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2013-05-03 2013-05-03 3:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51634824e03ed.jpg Sun, 20 Apr 2014 15:37:24 EDT
<![CDATA[First Friday! Music & Bronx Seaside Trolley]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/03/first-friday-music-bronx-seaside-trolley http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/03/first-friday-music-bronx-seaside-trolley Date: May 3, 2013

The contemporary folk sound of Hawthorne is back by popular Demand. Explore the mansion, stroll the garden, and savor light refreshments. Then hop on the free Bronx Seaside Trolley for a ride to City Island. The trolley makes a continuous loop from the number 6 Pelham Bay Park subway station to BPMM to City Island. Registration requested.

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 885-1461

Location: Bartow Pell Mansion

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2013-05-03 2013-05-03 5:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.8719, -73.8055 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 15:37:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Bagel Bark]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/04/bage http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/04/bage Date: May 4, 2013

Get to know fellow dog lovers while enjoying bagels, pastries, and coffee during off-leash hours.

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 628-1036 x. 26

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

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M010 Central Park 2013-05-04 2013-05-04 7:30 am 9:00 am 40.7968, -73.9515 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/511a6584c1bdb.jpg Sun, 20 Apr 2014 15:37:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Van Cortlandt Track Club Saturday Morning Group-Run]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/04/van-cortlandt-track-club-saturday-morning-grouprun http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/04/van-cortlandt-track-club-saturday-morning-grouprun Date: May 4, 2013

Good Morning! Come join the Van Cortlandt Track Club for regular morning group runs through and around the Yonkers-Bronx border in small groups each Saturday morning at 8AM!

We break 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 for breakfast!

Visit www.vctc.org for details & local running tips.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Van Cortlandt Stadium (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2013-05-04 2013-05-04 8:00 am 40.888, -73.8968 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 15:37:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Bird Walks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/04/bird-walks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/04/bird-walks Date: May 4, 2013

Bird Walks focus on wildlife happenings in the park and are led by NYC Audubon experts or the Urban Park Rangers.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 430-1890

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2013-05-04 2013-05-04 8:00 am 9:30 am 40.8911, -73.894 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 15:37:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Art Exhibit: Fish & Crushed Can Story- Mixed Media]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/04/art-exhibit-fish-crushed-can-story-mixed-media http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/04/art-exhibit-fish-crushed-can-story-mixed-media Date: May 4, 2013

This mixed media exhibit by artist Iandry Randriamandroso is created from discarded, crushed aluminum cans found on the streets, and cardboard and burlap from local grocery, along with wordless hand-made books about a fish and a crushed can. This exhibit illustrates how growth is disrupted by invasive species, and is on display in the Visitor&Administration Building Gallery. Free with Garden admission.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2013-05-04 2013-05-04 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 15:37:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Mother's Day Plant Sale]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/04/mothers-day-plant-sale http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/04/mothers-day-plant-sale Date: May 4, 2013

Give Mom (or yourself) the gift of flowers for the windowsill or garden! Visit the QBG store for an assortment of blooms anytime from May 1 to may 12 , or while supplies last.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2013-05-04 2013-05-04 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 15:37:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Celebrate National Bike Month at QBG]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/04/celebrate-national-bike-month-at-qbg http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/04/celebrate-national-bike-month-at-qbg Date: May 4, 2013

Ride your bike to QBG during the month of May and receive 50% off admission. Lock up your wheels at our bike racks and take a stroll to see the flowers (bicycles not allowed inside)

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2013-05-04 2013-05-04 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 15:37:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Help Rejuvenate Fort Tryon Park with the New York Junior League]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/04/help-rejuvenate-fort-tryon-park-with-the-new-york-junior-league http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/04/help-rejuvenate-fort-tryon-park-with-the-new-york-junior-league Date: May 4, 2013

Join the New York Junior League’s Playground Improvement Project (PIP) as they set out to beautify and improve Fort Tryon Park. The project will involve gardening, landscaping, renovating, and making general improvements to Fort Tryon Park. PIP is a collaborative effort with NYC Parks, corporate and community volunteers, neighborhood citizens, children and families. NYJL volunteers can fulfill membership responsibilities by spending a day in the park.

Children age 13 or older are welcome to attend but must be accompanied by an adult. All children under the age of 18 must have permission slips signed by a parent or guardian to participate. Permission slips are available onsite.

All registered participants will receive a t-shirt, breakfast and boxed lunch. Please wear clothes that you don't mind getting messy, closed-toed shoes and dress in layers.

To register, visit the New York Junior League website. Make Sure to register below as well.

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Anne Loftus Playground (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2013-05-04 2013-05-04 8:30 am 4:00 pm 40.8652, -73.9288 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 15:37:24 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park Day at Alley Pond Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/04/its-my-park-day-at-alley-pond-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/04/its-my-park-day-at-alley-pond-park Date: May 4, 2013

On It's My Park Day, join the Alley Pond Pet Lovers as they clean the park near the parking lot and in the woods.

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 229-9497

Location: Alley Pond Park Winchester Boulevard Parking Lot (in Alley Pond Park)

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2013-05-04 2013-05-04 8:30 am 11:00 am 40.7408, -73.7339 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 15:37:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature & Birding Walk with Leslie Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/04/nature-birding-walk-with-leslie-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/04/nature-birding-walk-with-leslie-day Date: May 4, 2013

Learn to identify and value the flora and fauna of Fort Tryon Park with Leslie Day author of Field Guide to the Street Trees of New York City and Field Guide to the Natural World of New York City. Learn about New York's many birds and plants with this expert naturalist. Please bring binoculars. Please don't bring your pets.

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2013-05-04 2013-05-04 9:00 am 10:30 am 40.8606, -73.9338 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/50f5b0116548a.jpg Sun, 20 Apr 2014 15:37:24 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park Day at Morningside Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/04/its-my-park-day-at-morningside-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/04/its-my-park-day-at-morningside-park Date: May 4, 2013

On It's My Park Day, join Morningside Build A Run Coalition (BARC) to help clean, rake, and spread fresh woodchips throughout the dog run. Please bring your own work gloves if possible. Morningside BARC will also offer volunteers free snacks and water. Please register below.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 864-0128

Location: 114 Street and Morningside Drive (in Morningside Park)

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M056 Morningside Park 2013-05-04 2013-05-04 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.8046, -73.96 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 15:37:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Navigator Registration: Alley Pond Park - May 18, June 8, & Aug. 24]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/04/navigator-registration-alley-pond-park-may-4-june-1-aug-17 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/04/navigator-registration-alley-pond-park-may-4-june-1-aug-17 Date: May 4, 2013

By becoming a NAVigator, you can help young trees grow into healthy forests. NAVigators are needed to help weed and monitor new reforestation plantings, and will be trained in invasive weed identification and removal techniques. NAVigators must attend 3 training sessions and commit to volunteer 12 hours over the summer in weeding reforestation sites. All training and tools are provided by NYC Parks. Come dressed in sturdy boots or shoes, long pants and clothing that can get dirty. Please meet your NAV Tech lead at the Alley Pond Park Winchester Boulevard Parking Lot near the Challenge Course). Space is limited. Registration Is Required For This Event.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-3317

Location: Alley Pond Park Winchester Boulevard Parking Lot (in Alley Pond Park)

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2013-05-04 2013-05-04 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7408, -73.7339 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 15:37:24 EDT
<![CDATA[NAVigator Registration: Clove Lakes Park - May 4, June 1, & Aug. 17]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/04/navigator-registration-clove-lakes-park-may-4-june-1-aug-17 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/04/navigator-registration-clove-lakes-park-may-4-june-1-aug-17 Date: May 4, 2013

By becoming a NAVigator, you can help young trees grow into healthy forests. NAVigators are needed to help weed and monitor new reforestation plantings, and will be trained in invasive weed identification and removal techniques. NAVigators must attend 3 training sessions and commit to volunteer 12 hours over the summer in weeding reforestation sites. All training and tools are provided by NYC Parks.

Come dressed in sturdy boots or shoes, long pants and clothing that can get dirty. Please meet your NAV Tech lead at the corner of Slosson Avenue & Drake Avenue. Space is limited. Registration Is Required For This Event.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-3317

Location: Slosson Avenue & Drake Avenue (in Clove Lakes Park)

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R005 Clove Lakes Park 2013-05-04 2013-05-04 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.6192, -74.1185 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 15:37:24 EDT
<![CDATA[NAVigator Registration: Floyd Bennett Field - May 4, June 1, & Aug. 17]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/04/navigator-registration-floyd-bennett-field-may-4-june-1-aug-17 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/04/navigator-registration-floyd-bennett-field-may-4-june-1-aug-17 Date: May 4, 2013

By becoming a NAVigator, you can help young trees grow into healthy forests. NAVigators are needed to help weed and monitor new reforestation plantings, and will be trained in invasive weed identification and removal techniques. NAVigators must attend 3 training sessions and commit to volunteer 12 hours over the summer in weeding reforestation sites. All training and tools are provided by NYC Parks. Come dressed in sturdy boots or shoes, long pants and clothing that can get dirty. Please meet your NAV Tech lead just inside the main entrance, take Flatbush Avenue to the main entrance on Aviation Rd.. Space is limited. Registration Is Required For This Event.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-3317

Location: Floyd Bennett Field Main Entrance

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2013-05-04 2013-05-04 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.5838, -73.8936 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 15:37:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Navigator Registration: Marine Park - May 18, June 8, & Aug. 24]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/04/navigator-registration-marine-park-may-4-june-1-aug-17 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/04/navigator-registration-marine-park-may-4-june-1-aug-17 Date: May 4, 2013

By becoming a NAVigator, you can help young trees grow into healthy forests. NAVigators are needed to help weed and monitor new reforestation plantings, and will be trained in invasive weed identification and removal techniques. NAVigators must attend 3 training sessions and commit to volunteer 12 hours over the summer in weeding reforestation sites. All training and tools are provided by NYC Parks.

Come dressed in sturdy boots or shoes, long pants and clothing that can get dirty. Please meet your NAV Tech lead at Gerritsen Avenue & Channel Avenue. Space is limited. Registration Is Required For This Event.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-3317

Location: Gerritsen and Channel Avenues (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2013-05-04 2013-05-04 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.5951, -73.9276 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 15:37:24 EDT
<![CDATA[NAVigator Registration: Pelham Bay Park - May 18, June 8, & Aug. 24]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/04/navigator-registration-pelham-bay-park-may-4-june-1-aug-17 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/04/navigator-registration-pelham-bay-park-may-4-june-1-aug-17 Date: May 4, 2013

By becoming a NAVigator, you can help young trees grow into healthy forests. NAVigators are needed to help weed and monitor new reforestation plantings, and will be trained in invasive weed identification and removal techniques. NAVigators must attend 3 training sessions and commit to volunteer 12 hours over the summer in weeding reforestation sites. All training and tools are provided by NYC Parks.

Come dressed in sturdy boots or shoes, long pants and clothing that can get dirty. Please meet your NAV Tech lead at the North side of the Orchard Beach Parking Lot. Space is limited. Registration Is Required For This Event.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-3317

Location: Orchard Beach Parking Lot (in Pelham Bay Park)

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2013-05-04 2013-05-04 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.8687, -73.797 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 15:37:24 EDT
<![CDATA[NAVigator Registration: Van Cortlandt Park- May 4, June 1, & Aug. 17]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/04/navigator-registration-van-cortlandt-park-may-4-june-1-aug-17 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/04/navigator-registration-van-cortlandt-park-may-4-june-1-aug-17 Date: May 4, 2013

By becoming a NAVigator, you can help young trees grow into healthy forests. NAVigators are needed to help weed and monitor new reforestation plantings, and will be trained in invasive weed identification and removal techniques. NAVigators must attend 3 training sessions and commit to volunteer 12 hours over the summer in weeding reforestation sites. All training and tools are provided by NYC Parks. Come dressed in sturdy boots or shoes, long pants and clothing that can get dirty. Please meet your NAV Tech lead at East 238th Street & Van Cortlandt Park East. Space is limited. Registration Is Required For This Event.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-3317

Location: Stockbridge Indian Memorial (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2013-05-04 2013-05-04 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.8993, -73.873 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 15:37:24 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park Day at Starlight Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/04/its-my-park-day-at-starlight-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/04/its-my-park-day-at-starlight-park Date: May 4, 2013

On It's My Park Day, come on out and "Get InVolvEd" with G.I.V.E with a tree stewardship project, a river bank clean up, mulching and the drum beats, song and dance of BombaYo. Please register below.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (347) 992-2860

Location: East 177th St. and Devoe Ave (in Starlight Park)

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X147A Starlight Park 2013-05-04 2013-05-04 9:00 am 2:00 pm 40.8388, -73.8781 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 15:37:24 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park Day at Poe Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/04/its-my-park-day-poe-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/04/its-my-park-day-poe-park Date: May 4, 2013

On It's My Park Day, join the Poe Visitor Center in Poe Park for "In Pleine Aire with Poe" - arts activities in the park outside of the center. Activities to include knit crochet projects, cardio sculpting (exercise), comic culture drawing, story time, games and arts & crafts.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 4:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Grand Concourse between East Kingsbridge Road and East 192nd Street. (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2013-05-04 2013-05-04 9:00 am 4:00 am 40.8642, -73.8951 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 15:37:24 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park Day at New Dorp Beach]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/04/its-my-park-day-at-new-dorp-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/04/its-my-park-day-at-new-dorp-park Date: May 4, 2013

On It's My Park Day, the Natural Resources Protective Association will be cleaning debris from the beach, removing weeds and litter from paths at New Dorp Beach. New Dorp Beach is on the south shore of Staten Island and was severely impacted by Sandy.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 873-4291

Location: New Dorp Lane & Cedar Grove Avenue (in Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach)

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R046 Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach 2013-05-04 2013-05-04 9:00 am 11:30 am 40.5645, -74.0976 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 15:37:24 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park Day at Windmuller Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/04/its-my-park-day-at-windmuller-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/04/its-my-park-day-at-windmuller-park Date: May 4, 2013

On It's My Park Day, join IS 125 in painting, planting, mulching, weeding, raking, and general clean-up of Windmuller Park. Please register below.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 520-5961

Location: Doughboy Plaza

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Q031A Doughboy Plaza 2013-05-04 2013-05-04 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7464, -73.9089 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 15:37:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Spend your summer in the Greenbelt: High Rock Camp and Mini Camp]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/04/spend-your-summer-in-the-greenbelt-high-rock-camp-and-mini-camp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/04/spend-your-summer-in-the-greenbelt-high-rock-camp-and-mini-camp Date: May 4, 2013

High Rock Summer Day Camp and Mini Camp are taking reservations for their 2013 summer season. For more information on both High Rock Summer Day Camp and Mini Camp follow the links listed below.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: 200 Nevada Avenue (in High Rock Park)

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R088 High Rock Park 2013-05-04 2013-05-04 9:00 am 40.5845, -74.1251 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/516ab90c11a1c.jpg Sun, 20 Apr 2014 15:37:24 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Shape Up NYC: Couch to 5K]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/04/shape-up-nyc-couch-to-5k http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/04/shape-up-nyc-couch-to-5k Date: May 4, 2013

Please note: this event has been cancelled. It will resume the next week on May 11. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Join Shape Up NYC for a free outdoor Couch to 5K class each week. No registration is required, just show up ready to work out. Couch to 5K is a beginner program for the aspiring runner that will combine running, walking, and conditioning exercises to get you in shape for long distance running. Meet outside the Bowne Park Field House, rain or shine.

Shape Up NYC (an NYC Parks program run in partnership with Equinox, NYC Service, and Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield) offers more than 175 free fitness classes every week at locations across the five boroughs to help New Yorkers get and stay fit.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Bowne Park

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Q006 Bowne Park 2013-05-04 2013-05-04 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.7705, -73.8073 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 15:37:24 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park Day at Coffey Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/04/ts-my-park-day-at-coffey-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/04/ts-my-park-day-at-coffey-park Date: May 4, 2013

On It's My Park Day, join the tree stewardship movement with Peoples Urban Films Foundation to clean-up Coffey Park and learn how to care for trees. Tree give-away and workshop provided by Million Trees NYC.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 965-8907

Location: Coffey Park Comfort Station (in Coffey Park)

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B077 Coffey Park 2013-05-04 2013-05-04 9:00 am 1:30 pm 40.6772, -74.0087 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 15:37:24 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park Day at Owls Head Park, Shore Road Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/04/its-my-park-day-at-owls-head-park-shore-road-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/04/its-my-park-day-at-owls-head-park-shore-road-park Date: May 4, 2013

On It's My Park Day, local residents will support a series of volunteer service projects at Shore Road Park(s). These projects will include an information exhibit at Owl's Head Park.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 965-8907

Location: 81st and Shore Road (in Shore Park and Parkway)

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B082 Shore Park and Parkway 2013-05-04 2013-05-04 9:00 am 2:00 pm 40.6294, -74.0403 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 15:37:24 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park Day at Det. Keith L. Williams (Liberty) Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/04/its-my-park-day-at-det-keith-l-williams-liberty-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/04/its-my-park-day-at-det-keith-l-williams-liberty-park Date: May 4, 2013

On It's My Park Day, join The Tree of Life Gardeners as they clean, plant, weed and mulch the community garden.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 657-2605

Location: 173 St Playground (Det. Williams) (in Detective Keith L Williams Park)

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Q121 Detective Keith L Williams Park 2013-05-04 2013-05-04 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7017, -73.7836 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 15:37:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Cleaning Westerleigh Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/04/cleaning-westerleigh-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/04/cleaning-westerleigh-park Date: May 4, 2013

Come out and lend a hand to help us rake, weed and do various gardening chores. Join us for coffee and doughnuts in the am. Bring a rake or use one of ours and have some fun. If you need community sevice hours come to the park to get your hours.

To volunteer in Westerleigh Park call (718) 442-0336.

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 2013-05-04 2013-05-04 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.6198, -74.1345 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 15:37:24 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park Day at Marcus Garvey Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/04/its-my-park-day-at-marcus-garvey-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/04/its-my-park-day-at-marcus-garvey-park Date: May 4, 2013

On It's My Park Day, join the Marcus Garvey Dog Run Group to conduct a general cleanup of the run. Please bring your own work gloves if possible.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 987-0776

Location: Marcus Garvey Park Dog Run (in Marcus Garvey Park)

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M058 Marcus Garvey Park 2013-05-04 2013-05-04 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.8028, -73.9431 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 15:37:24 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park Day in Shore Road Park, at 81st Street]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/04/its-my-park-day-in-shore-road-park-at-81st-street http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/04/its-my-park-day-in-shore-road-park-at-81st-street Date: May 4, 2013

On It's My Park Day, join the Shore Road Parks Conservancy for a general clean-up.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (646) 355-3709

Location: Shore Road Park Flagpole (in Shore Park and Parkway)

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B082 Shore Park and Parkway 2013-05-04 2013-05-04 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.63, -74.0403 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 15:37:24 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park Day at Shore Road Park, at 87th Street]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/04/its-my-park-day-at-shore-road-park-at-87th-street http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/04/its-my-park-day-at-shore-road-park-at-87th-street Date: May 4, 2013

On It's My Park Day, join the Shore Road Parks Conservancy and Adelphi Academy for a general clean-up of the park.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (646) 355-3709

Location: Shore Road and 87th Street. (in Shore Park and Parkway)

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B082 Shore Park and Parkway 2013-05-04 2013-05-04 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.6249, -74.0408 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 15:37:24 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park Day at Shore Road Park, at 91st Street.]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/04/its-my-park-day-at-shore-road-park-at-91st-street http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/04/its-my-park-day-at-shore-road-park-at-91st-street Date: May 4, 2013

On It's My Park Day, join the Shore Road Parks Conservancy and the Fort Hamilton High School Jr. ROTC for a general clean-up of the park.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (646) 355-3709

Location: 91st Street and Shore Road (in Shore Park and Parkway)

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B082 Shore Park and Parkway 2013-05-04 2013-05-04 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.6216, -74.0403 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 15:37:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Rockaway Composting and Plant Debris Removal]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/04/rockaway-composting-and-plant-debris-removal http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/04/rockaway-composting-and-plant-debris-removal Date: May 4, 2013

Improving the neighborhoods of Rockaway and Broad Channel after the devastation of Hurricane Sandy includes the removal of dead shrubs and trees and subsequent re-landscaping. This weekend, NYC Parks will assist in this effort with a debris collection and compost distribution initiative.

We are conducting a wood debris collection effort, during which you can bring your tree debris, branches and shrubs to two locations for chipping. At these sites, compost (which provides beneficial organic matter when incorporated into soil) can be obtained at no cost. Please bring bags and shovels for the compost.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 618-1595

Location: Neponsit Health Care Center Parking Lot (in Rockaway Beach)

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Q164 Rockaway Beach 2013-05-04 2013-05-04 9:00 am 2:00 pm 40.5683, -73.8653 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 15:37:24 EDT
<![CDATA[HSBC Children's Garden Spring Session]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/04/hsbc-childrens-garden-spring-session http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/04/hsbc-childrens-garden-spring-session Date: May 4, 2013

The HSBC Children's Garden at Queens Botanical Garden offers a hands-on discovery program for children ages 5-12. Children's imaginations and knowledge blossom as they plant and harvest vegetables and flowers, visit the Bee Garden, and more! No class on May 25 for Memorial Day weekend. Special price: $166 members /$185 for non-members. To register email rwolf@queensbotanical.org or call (718) 886-3800 ext. 230.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800 ext230

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2013-05-04 2013-05-04 9:30 am 12:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 15:37:24 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park Day at Red Hook Park - Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/04/its-my-park-day-at-red-hook-park-recreation-center http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/04/its-my-park-day-at-red-hook-park-recreation-center Date: May 4, 2013

On It's My Park Day, join the Friends of the Red Hook Recreation Center, become a member of the Recreation Center and learn helpful tips in horticulture. Make sure to register below.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 965-8907

Location: Red Hook Recreation Center (in Red Hook Recreation Area)

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B126 Red Hook Recreation Area 2013-05-04 2013-05-04 9:30 am 1:30 pm 40.6724, -74.004 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 15:37:24 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park Day at Alice Kornegay Triangle]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/04/its-my-park-day-at-alice-kornegay-triangle http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/04/its-my-park-day-at-alice-kornegay-triangle Date: May 4, 2013

On It's My Park Day, come out to Alice Kornegay Triangle to help paint the street games in the playground. This project is most suitable for adults.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 629-0655

Location: Alice Kornegay Triangle

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M208A Alice Kornegay Triangle 2013-05-04 2013-05-04 9:30 am 1:00 pm 40.8064, -73.9353 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 15:37:24 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park Day at Stuyvesant Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/04/its-my-park-day-at-stuyvesant-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/04/its-my-park-day-at-stuyvesant-park Date: May 4, 2013

On It's My Park Day, neighborhood residents will be doing a big spring clean of Stuyvesant Park. Come and help tidy up, mulch, paint and garden in this much loved park. Lots to do and 'many hands make light work'. Please register below.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 408-0216

Location: Second Avenue Entrance (in Stuyvesant Square)

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M086 Stuyvesant Square 2013-05-04 2013-05-04 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.7332, -73.9845 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 15:37:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Catch & Release Fishing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/04/catch-release-fishing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/04/catch-release-fishing Date: May 4, 2013

Grab a pole and relax on the Harlem Meer while you wait for a bite from one of the many species of fish that live in its diverse aquatic ecosystem! Poles available to borrow; must release fish after catching them. Free for families and individuals; groups larger than 5 must reserve at least 2 weeks in advance.

Catch & Release Fishing

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2013-05-04 2013-05-04 10:00 am 3:00 pm 40.7968, -73.9515 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/511bb82a307e4.jpg Sun, 20 Apr 2014 15:37:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Woodland Discovery Kit in Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/04/woodland-discovery-kit-in-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/04/woodland-discovery-kit-in-central-park Date: May 4, 2013

Visit The Wild Garden: Discovering Central Park Woodlands exhibit and start exploring the North Woods on your own by borrowing a North Woods Discovery Kit stocked with binoculars, a hand lens, and flora/fauna guides. Accompanying adult with valid ID required. Purchase an optional Discovery Journal for $2 for a one-of-a-kind woodland adventure. Recommended for ages 8 – 12.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2013-05-04 2013-05-04 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7968, -73.9515 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 15:37:24 EDT
<![CDATA[The Wild Garden: Discovering Central Park Woodlands Exhibit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/04/the-wild-garden-discovering-central-park-woodlands-exhibit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/04/the-wild-garden-discovering-central-park-woodlands-exhibit Date: May 4, 2013

Use this hands-on exhibit to illuminate the history, ecology, and management of the woodlands and learn why these landscapes are so essential to the purpose of Central Park. The exhibit includes a digital interactive app highlighting historic photos and revealing hidden features. Exhibit introductions are available by appointment for groups of 10 or more; call (212) 860-1370 for more information.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2013-05-04 2013-05-04 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7968, -73.9515 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 15:37:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Learn to Ride: Pelham Bay Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/04/learn-to-ride1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/04/learn-to-ride1 Date: May 4, 2013

Prepare your child to experience beautiful spring weather on a bicycle. NYC Parks and Bike New York present the Learn to Ride program, providing free bike riding classes for children. Conducted by our trained professionals, learning can be easy and safe.

Participants must bring their own bicycle and helmet. For more information, visit the Learn to Ride website.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Ryan Stadium Parking Lot (in Pelham Bay Park)

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2013-05-04 2013-05-04 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8486, -73.821 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 15:37:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Learn to Ride: Baisley Pond Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/04/learn-to-ride2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/04/learn-to-ride2 Date: May 4, 2013

Prepare your child to experience beautiful spring weather on a bicycle. NYC Parks and Bike New York present the Learn to Ride program, providing free bike riding classes for children. Conducted by our trained professionals, learning can be easy and safe.

Participants must bring their own bicycle and helmet. For more information, visit the Learn to Ride website.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: 133rd Avenue Basketball Courts (in Baisley Pond Park)

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Q005 Baisley Pond Park 2013-05-04 2013-05-04 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.6685, -73.7884 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 15:37:24 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park Day at Marine Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/04/its-my-park-day-at-marine-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/04/its-my-park-day-at-marine-park Date: May 4, 2013

On It's My Park Day, join the Carmine Carro Community Center Alliance for a clean-up project, including raking, sweeping and mulching. Fun activities for children, such as clowns and face painting. Light refreshments will be served.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (347) 865-5457

Location: Carmine Carro Community Center (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2013-05-04 2013-05-04 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.6081, -73.9377 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 15:37:24 EDT
<![CDATA[MillionTreesNYC Tree Care Workshop and Care Day in the Bronx]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/04/milliontreesnyc-tree-care-workshop-and-care-day-in-the-bronx http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/04/milliontreesnyc-tree-care-workshop-and-care-day-in-the-bronx Date: May 4, 2013

Help water and care for the 80,000 new street trees that have been planted across New York City! Join the MillionTreesNYC to give trees a little "Tree LC" and stewardship, and help keep New York City GREEN by coming to a free MillionTreesNYC tree care workshop where you will learn:

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

Workshops are focused on active tree care, so come ready to get your hands dirty and care for street trees along the sidewalk. Please wear closed-toed shoes and layered clothing that can get dirty. Tree stewardship is similar to gardening work, involving bending and kneeling on the sidewalk. Children are always welcome, and must be accompanied by an adult.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-1342

Location: Intersection of Longfellow Ave. and Garrison Ave., Bronx

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2013-05-04 2013-05-04 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.8212, -73.8863 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 15:37:24 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park Day at Crotona Park and Victory Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/04/its-my-park-day-at-crotona-park-and-victory-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/04/its-my-park-day-at-crotona-park-and-victory-garden Date: May 4, 2013

On It's My Park Day, join The Friends of Crotona Park and NYC Parks to help plant flowers by the pool entrance and the basketball courts. The group will rake, remove weeds and spread mulch by the pool entrance and the basketball courts. They will also pick up litter in the surounding area.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430-1861

Location: Fulton Ave Basketball Court at 173rd Street (in Crotona Park)

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X010 Crotona Park 2013-05-04 2013-05-04 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8408, -73.8977 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 15:37:24 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park Day at Brookville Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/04/its-my-park-day-at-brookville-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/04/its-my-park-day-at-brookville-park Date: May 4, 2013

On It's My Park Day, please join the Friends of Brookville Park as they clean the park.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (516) 776-6341

Location: Brookville Playground (in Brookville Park)

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Q008 Brookville Park 2013-05-04 2013-05-04 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.6626, -73.742 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 15:37:24 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park Day at Weeping Beech Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/04/its-my-park-day-at-weeping-beach-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/04/its-my-park-day-at-weeping-beach-park Date: May 4, 2013

On It's My Park Day, join the Bowne House Historical Society for a cleaning and planting project. Please register below.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Bowne House (in Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech)

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Q022 Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech 2013-05-04 2013-05-04 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.7629, -73.8252 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 15:37:24 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park Day at Veteran's Square]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/04/its-my-park-day-at-veterans-square http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/04/its-my-park-day-at-veterans-square Date: May 4, 2013

On It's My Park Day, please join the Cornucopia Society as they clean and remove debris from the lawn areas. Please register online below.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 341-1395

Location: Veterans Square

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2013-05-04 2013-05-04 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.6653, -73.7353 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 15:37:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Petanque Tournament]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/04/bryant-park-petanque-tournament http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/04/bryant-park-petanque-tournament Date: May 4, 2013

Local, national, and international tournaments organized by La Boule New Yorkaise. Visit LBNY's website for more information and registration details.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-05-04 2013-05-04 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 15:37:24 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park Day at Brook Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/04/its-my-park-day-at-brook-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/04/its-my-park-day-at-brook-park Date: May 4, 2013

On It's My Park Day, join the Friends of Brook Park as they clean, plant in their community garden and help maintain the surrounding trees.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (646) 773-1513

Location: Brook Park Community Garden

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2013-05-04 2013-05-04 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.8089, -73.9184 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 15:37:24 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park Day at St. Nicholas Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/04/its-my-park-day-at-st-nicholas-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/04/its-my-park-day-at-st-nicholas-park Date: May 4, 2013

On It's My Park Day, join the St. Nicholas Dog Run community as they clean-up and spread new woodchips in the run. The group will also be planting flowers outside of the run and painting picnic tables. Please bring your own gloves if possible.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (646) 670-8996

Location: West 135th Street & St. Nicholas Terrace (in St. Nicholas Park)

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M077 St. Nicholas Park 2013-05-04 2013-05-04 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.8179, -73.9497 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 15:37:24 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park Day at Thomas Jefferson Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/04/its-my-park-day-at-thomas-jefferson-park7 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/04/its-my-park-day-at-thomas-jefferson-park7 Date: May 4, 2013

On It's My Park Day, join Tom's Dog Run Committee to help with the group's day of maintenance. Activities will include the clearing of debris, spreading of fresh woodchips and painting of the bench and fence.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 408-0283

Location: Toms Dog Run (in Thomas Jefferson Park)

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M047 Thomas Jefferson Park 2013-05-04 2013-05-04 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.7924, -73.9356 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 15:37:24 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park Day at Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/04/its-my-park-day-at-rockaway-beach-and-boardwalk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/04/its-my-park-day-at-rockaway-beach-and-boardwalk Date: May 4, 2013

On It's My Park Day, join the Belle Harbor Property Owners Association as they demonstrate unity and civic participation by cleaning up the beach.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 697-6116

Location: Beach 134th Street (in Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk)

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Q162 Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk 2013-05-04 2013-05-04 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.5723, -73.8508 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 15:37:24 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park Day at Inwood Hill Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/04/its-my-park-day-at-inwood-hill-park1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/04/its-my-park-day-at-inwood-hill-park1 Date: May 4, 2013

On It's My Park Day, join Inwoof at Homer's Dog Run at Inwood Hill Park for their semi-annual clean-up. Help the group pick-up litter, sweep up, remove weeds, repair the fence line and move gravel to level out the run for the dogs.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (631) 897-6880

Location: Homers Dog Run (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2013-05-04 2013-05-04 10:00 am 3:00 pm 40.8711, -73.9218 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 15:37:24 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park Day in Shore Road Park, at Narrows Botanical Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/04/its-my-park-day-in-shore-road-park-at-narrows-botanical-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/04/its-my-park-day-in-shore-road-park-at-narrows-botanical-garden Date: May 4, 2013

On It's My Park Day, join the Narrows Botanical Garden for painting projects and a general clean-up.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: 71st St and Shore Road (in Shore Park and Parkway)

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B082 Shore Park and Parkway 2013-05-04 2013-05-04 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.6366, -74.0367 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 15:37:24 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park Day at Shore Road Park, at 97th Street.]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/04/its-my-park-day-at-shore-road-park-at-97th-street http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/04/its-my-park-day-at-shore-road-park-at-97th-street Date: May 4, 2013

On It's My Park Day, join the Shore Road Parks Conservancy and the Cornerstone Church at Bay Ridge for clearing, weeding and a general clean-up.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (646) 355-3709

Location: Shore Road Promenade (97th Street Entrance) (in Shore Park and Parkway)

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B082 Shore Park and Parkway 2013-05-04 2013-05-04 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.6152, -74.0377 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 15:37:24 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park Day at South Oxford Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/04/its-my-park-day-at-south-oxford-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/04/its-my-park-day-at-south-oxford-park Date: May 4, 2013

On It's My Park Day, join the Friends of South Oxford Park and celebrate a new season of park advocacy. Local residents will help spruce up the park and playground. Volunteers are encouraged to bring work gloves and wear appropriate attire.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (917) 402-0198

Location: South Oxford Street and Atlantic Commmons (in South Oxford Park)

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B407 South Oxford Park 2013-05-04 2013-05-04 10:30 am 1:30 pm 40.6841, -73.9729 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 15:37:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Bird Walks at The New York Botanical Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/04/bird-walks-at-the-new-york-botanical-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/04/bird-walks-at-the-new-york-botanical-garden Date: May 4, 2013

The diverse habitats of the Botanical Garden offer visitors a chance to see dozens of species of birds throughout the year. Bring your binoculars and walk the Garden grounds with an expert.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: 718-817-8700

Location: Watson Building (in Bronx Park)

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X002 Bronx Park 2013-05-04 2013-05-04 11:00 am 40.8624, -73.8805 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 15:37:24 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park Day at Owls Head Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/04/its-my-park-day-at-owls-head-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/04/its-my-park-day-at-owls-head-park Date: May 4, 2013

On It's My Park Day, join the Owl's Head Volunteer Horticultural Group and help beautify this waterfront property. Please wear work boots and bring work gloves. Please register online below.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: 67th Street and Colonial Road (in Owl's Head Park)

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B066 Owl's Head Park 2013-05-04 2013-05-04 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.6395, -74.0303 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 15:37:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Chess Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/04/chess-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/04/chess-clinic Date: May 4, 2013

Learn new tactical insights from Chess Master Shirley Ben-Dak, then pit your newly acquired skills against other players at your level tournament-style.

Ages 6+.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-1461

Location: Chess & Checkers House (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-05-04 2013-05-04 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.7689, -73.9746 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 15:37:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Conservatory Garden Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/04/conservatory-garden-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/04/conservatory-garden-tour Date: May 4, 2013

See thousands of blooming trees, shrubs, bulbs, and perennials with the Garden staff. Tours are free and meet at the Vanderbilt Gate at 5th Ave. between 104th and 105th Streets. No reservations needed.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Conservatory Garden (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-05-04 2013-05-04 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.7937, -73.9522 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 15:37:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Street Types: Turn of the Century Portraiture By Alice Austen]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/04/street-types-turn-of-the-century-portraiture-by-alice-austen http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/04/street-types-turn-of-the-century-portraiture-by-alice-austen Date: May 4, 2013

This show explores the portraits Alice Austen made on the streets of Manhattan at the turn of the last century. Her curious work captured the faces of New York City’s working class, as the population exploded with an influx of new immigrants, hoping to find the American Dream.
The Alice Austen House Museum is accessible to wheelchair users. There is a wheelchair ramp located in the rear of the museum.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-4506

Location: Alice Austen House Museum (in Alice Austen Park)

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R117 Alice Austen Park 2013-05-04 2013-05-04 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.6146, -74.0631 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 15:37:24 EDT
<![CDATA[High Line Field Station]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/04/every-friday-saturday-and-sunday-high-line-field-station http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/04/every-friday-saturday-and-sunday-high-line-field-station Date: May 4, 2013

Whether it’s your first walk or your hundredth visit, High Line Greeters help you discover a new side of the High Line.

The High Line Field Station is a mobile information cart, staffed by High Line Greeters, a group of knowledgeable volunteers who answer your questions and provide information about the park’s history, design, landscape, and more. The Field Station is also stocked with free resources, like monthly bloom lists, seasonal High Line Art maps, and information about upcoming free events and activities for the whole family.

The High Line Field Station is open Thursdays, from 1:00 – 7:00 PM, and Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, from 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM, between Saturday, May 4 and Sunday, September 29. The High Line Field Station will be open on Memorial Day (Monday, May 27) from 1:00 – 7:00 PM.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 206-9922

Location: Chelsea Market Passage (in The High Line)

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M360 The High Line 2013-05-04 2013-05-04 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7429, -74.0072 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 15:37:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Learn to Ride: Matthew P. Sapolin Playground]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/04/learn-to-ride http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/04/learn-to-ride Date: May 4, 2013

Prepare your child to experience beautiful spring weather on a bicycle. NYC Parks and Bike New York present the Learn to Ride program, providing free bike riding classes for children. Conducted by our trained professionals, learning can be easy and safe.

Participants must bring their own bicycle and helmet. For more information, visit the Learn to Ride website.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Matthew P. Sapolin Playground

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M233 Matthew P. Sapolin Playground 2013-05-04 2013-05-04 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.7774, -73.9839 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 15:37:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Chess]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/04/bryant-park-chess http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/04/bryant-park-chess Date: May 4, 2013

Game boards, including chess, checkers, and backgammon, are available for a small fee. Provided by the Marshall Chess Club.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-05-04 2013-05-04 11:00 am 8:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 15:37:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Zumba]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/04/shape-up-nyc-zumba http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/04/shape-up-nyc-zumba Date: May 4, 2013

Join Shape Up NYC for a free outdoor Zumba class each week at West Harlem Piers! No registration is required, just show up ready to work out! Zumba is a fusion of Latin, International and popular music dance themes creating a dynamic, exciting, effective fitness system! The routines feature aerobic, fitness interval training with a combination of fast and slow rhythms that tone and sculpt the body with easy to follow dance steps.

Shape Up NYC (an NYC Parks program run in partnership with Equinox, NYC Service, and Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield) offers more than 175 free fitness classes every week at locations across the five boroughs to help New Yorkers get and stay fit.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: West Harlem Piers Park

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2013-05-04 2013-05-04 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.8188, -73.9611 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/516da249ab7cd.jpg Sun, 20 Apr 2014 15:37:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Country in the City]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/04/country-in-the-city http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/04/country-in-the-city Date: May 4, 2013

Where else can you sit on a porch in Manhattan? Enjoy the arrival of warm weather by joining us for our annual Open House at Dyckman Farmhouse Museum. A special feature of the day in the "country" will be local artists working in the plein-air (in the open air) tradition of landscape painting in the garden.

Events During the Day:

Artists at Work
11am-4pm
In the late 19th and early 20th century, artists came to Inwood to capture its remaining rural character on canvas. Local artists Andrea Cukier, Diane Drescher, Elissa Gore, Tony Serio and Marc Solomon continue that plein-air tradition and will spend the day finding inspiration at the farmhouse.

On the Farm
11am-5pm
Take a self-guided tour of the farmhouse and learn more about the Dyckman family and what living in the country meant in early 19th century New York.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 304-9422

Location: Dyckman Farmhouse Museum (in Dyckman House Museum)

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M026 Dyckman House Museum 2013-05-04 2013-05-04 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.8675, -73.9229 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/516424d5ea240.jpg Sun, 20 Apr 2014 15:37:24 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park Day at Hoover-Manton Playgrounds]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/04/its-my-park-day-at-hoover-manton-playgrounds http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/04/its-my-park-day-at-hoover-manton-playgrounds Date: May 4, 2013

On It's My Park Day, join The Briarwood Action Network in cleaning, mulching, weeding and painting benches throughout the park and basketball poles and backboards. Projects followed by arts and crafts and story reading. Light refreshments provided by neighborhood businesses. Please register below.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (347) 445-1108

Location: Manton Avenue & Main street (in Hoover - Manton Playgrounds)

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Q220G Hoover - Manton Playgrounds 2013-05-04 2013-05-04 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.7103, -73.8197 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 15:37:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Major League Baseball Pitch, Hit & Run]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/04/major-league-baseball-pitch-hit-run http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/04/major-league-baseball-pitch-hit-run Date: May 4, 2013

Major League Baseball Pitch, Hit & Run (PHR) is a Free, exciting skills event for boys and girls (7-14 years old). Where participants have the opportunity to compete in four levels of competition including Team Championship events at all 30 Major League ballparks and the National Finals at the MLB All-Star Game. Children showcase their skills in pitching, hitting and running.

All participants must fill out registration form prior to taking part in the event.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 754-5411

Location: Chelsea Field (in Chelsea Park)

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M011 Chelsea Park 2013-05-04 2013-05-04 11:00 am 2:30 pm 40.7502, -74.0016 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 15:37:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park: Le Carrousel]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/04/bryant-park-le-carrousel http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/04/bryant-park-le-carrousel Date: May 4, 2013

La Carrousel was specially created to complement the park’s French classical style, featuring brightly colored animals and French cabaret music. $2 per ride, or buy a discount card to enjoy 10 rides for $15.

Also available for parties.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Le Carrousel (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-05-04 2013-05-04 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7533, -73.984 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 15:37:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/04/shape-up-nyc-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/04/shape-up-nyc-yoga Date: May 4, 2013

Join Shape Up NYC for a free outdoor Yoga class each week. No registration is required, just show up ready to work out. This is an open level class with a focus on bringing awareness to the body through core strengthening and total body flexibility. Meet at the entrance to the running track.

Shape Up NYC (an NYC Parks program run in partnership with Equinox, NYC Service, and Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield) offers more than 175 free fitness classes every week at locations across the five boroughs to help New Yorkers get and stay fit.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Astoria Park Track (in Astoria Park)

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Q004 Astoria Park 2013-05-04 2013-05-04 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7767, -73.9258 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 15:37:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/04/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/04/bryant-park-games Date: May 4, 2013

Take a game break with an eclectic selection of favorite tabletop games for free. From scrabble and mancala to dominoes and more.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-05-04 2013-05-04 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 15:37:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/04/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/04/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: May 4, 2013

Test your ping pong skills at one of two state-of-the-art tables. Paddles and balls are provided free of charge. Sign up with an attendant in the park to reserve a time slot.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Ping Pong Court (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-05-04 2013-05-04 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 15:37:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Reading Room]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/04/bryant-park-reading-room http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/04/bryant-park-reading-room Date: May 4, 2013

Reading, writing, and literary happenings related to the written word – under the London Plane trees – in the open-air Reading Room.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Reading Room (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-05-04 2013-05-04 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7542, -73.9833 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 15:37:24 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park Day at Sumner Playground]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/04/its-my-park-day-at-sumner-playground http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/04/its-my-park-day-at-sumner-playground Date: May 4, 2013

On It's My Park Day, join Mentors Organized Means Victory for Everyone (M.O.V.E.) to paint benches and handball courts. Please wear work boots and bring work gloves.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (347) 891-1745

Location: Sumner Playground

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B263 Sumner Playground 2013-05-04 2013-05-04 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.6972, -73.9428 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 15:37:24 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park Day At Owl's Head Park with Shore Road Parks Conservancy]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/04/its-my-park-day-at-owls-head-park-with-shore-road-parks-conservancy http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/04/its-my-park-day-at-owls-head-park-with-shore-road-parks-conservancy Date: May 4, 2013

On It's My Park Day, join the East Coast Kruzers, Owl's Head Horticulture Group, (GEC) Guild for Exceptional Children and other groups, as they prepare garden beds for planting.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 am

Contact phone: (646) 355-3709

Location: 67th Street and Colonial Road (in Owl's Head Park)

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B066 Owl's Head Park 2013-05-04 2013-05-04 11:00 am 2:00 am 40.6395, -74.0303 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 15:37:24 EDT
<![CDATA[On A Wing: Ladybugs]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/04/on-a-wing-ladybugs http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/04/on-a-wing-ladybugs Date: May 4, 2013

Learn about ladybugs, their role in Central Park’s ecology, where you can spot them, and how The Lost Ladybug Project is helping recover their lost populations with your help!

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-1461

Location: Belvedere Castle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-05-04 2013-05-04 12:00 pm 1:30 pm 40.7793, -73.9691 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 15:37:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Urban Wildlife Appreciation Day with the Urban Park Rangers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/04/wildlife-appreciation-day-with-the-urban-park-rangers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/04/wildlife-appreciation-day-with-the-urban-park-rangers Date: May 4, 2013

New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife. From falcons and salamanders, to deer and seals, wildlife viewing opportunities exist year-round in all of our parks and beaches. Wildlife viewing is a perfect activity for any age. Today wildlife viewing is recognized as one of the nation’s fastest growing activities. Our Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in New York City.

We offer birding programs throughout the year and our Exploration series focuses on unique wildlife viewing opportunities during particular seasons. Birding programs are appropriate for all skill levels and beginners are welcome. To enhance your experience we encourage you to bring binoculars and field guides, or ask a Ranger to borrow a pair.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 304-2365

Location: Pats Lawn (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2013-05-04 2013-05-04 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.8729, -73.919 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5165bec6e0611.jpg Sun, 20 Apr 2014 15:37:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Volunteer Opportunity - Carousel Opening Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/04/volunteer-opportunity-carousel-opening-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/04/volunteer-opportunity-carousel-opening-day Date: May 4, 2013

Join the Greenbelt staff and assist with crafts, games and face painting during opening day celebration.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 667-2165 ext. 311

Location: 1 Eton Place (in Willowbrook Park)

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R030 Willowbrook Park 2013-05-04 2013-05-04 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6041, -74.16 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 15:37:24 EDT
<![CDATA[NYC Compost Project in Queens: Compost Tabling at Earth Day Rockaway]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/04/nyc-compost-project-in-queens-compost-tabling-at-earth-day-rockaway http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/04/nyc-compost-project-in-queens-compost-tabling-at-earth-day-rockaway Date: May 4, 2013

Visit the NYC Compost Project in Queens at Earth Day Rockaway. We'll provide advice about composting indoors and outdoors, and will have a live worm bin on site.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Beach 59th St & Boardwalk (in Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk)

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Q162 Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk 2013-05-04 2013-05-04 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.5889, -73.7886 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 15:37:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Ride The Carousel in Prospect Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/04/ride-the-carousel-in-prospect-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/04/ride-the-carousel-in-prospect-park Date: May 4, 2013

Located in the Park’s "Children’s Corner," the Carousel features 51 magnificently carved horses, a lion, a giraffe, a deer, and two dragon-pulled chariots. Carved in 1912 by Charles Carmel, one of the foremost carousel designers of the time, and restored by the Prospect Park Alliance in 1990, the Carousel promises that classic summertime amusement will be available for generations of fun. In addition, the Prospect Park Carousel is one of the few in the world that is wheelchair accessible.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 230-7637

Location: The Carousel (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2013-05-04 2013-05-04 12:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.6637, -73.9642 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/516344b163619.jpg Sun, 20 Apr 2014 15:37:24 EDT
<![CDATA[VW Dome 2: 7th Annual Earth Day Rockaway]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/04/vw-dome-2-7th-annual-earth-day-rockaway http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/04/vw-dome-2-7th-annual-earth-day-rockaway Date: May 4, 2013

Join Rockaway Waterfront Alliance and the NYC Parks Department for a day of fun at the VW Dome 2 and by the Rockaway beach with free activities and programs for families and kids of all ages. This year's event will include: Live music by Il Collectivo, recycling olympics, mock dolphin rescue from the Riverhead Foundation, kite-making, composting, face painting, raptor demonstration, firehouse safety obstacle course, surf fishing, soil remediation workshops, free DOT bike helmet giveaways and art and crafts activities to learn how to better appreciate and conserve the earth's resources.

All activities are free and intended to raise awareness of the natural resources along the Rockaway shoreline.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Beach 94th Street and Shore Front Parkway (in Rockaway Beach)

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Q050 Rockaway Beach 2013-05-04 2013-05-04 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.5832, -73.8154 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 15:37:24 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park Day at Chelsea Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/04/its-my-park-day-at-chelsea-recreation-center http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/04/its-my-park-day-at-chelsea-recreation-center Date: May 4, 2013

Volunteers are needed at Chelsea Recreation Center for It's My Park Day. Green thumbs, joins the community to help plant flowers in front of the Center. Discover easy ways to be green through Parks educational materials.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Chelsea Recreation Center

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M260 Chelsea Recreation Center 2013-05-04 2013-05-04 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.7483, -74.0022 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 15:37:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Forest Crew]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/04/forest-crew-training-session http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/04/forest-crew-training-session Date: May 4, 2013

From Porcelainberry to Multiflora Rose and Oriental Bittersweet, the Highbridge Forest Crew works to remove these invasive plants and others from the park and to care for recently planted native trees. The Forest Crew will learn basic invasive and native plant identification, proper removal techniques and an overview of NYRP’s approach to urban reforestation. Anyone interested in forest ecology, invasive plant removal, and urban forests should attend and join the Forest Crew in their work every Saturday afternoon.

RSVP by emailing volunteer@nyrp.org.

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 291-6436

Location: Laurel Hill Terrace (in Highbridge Park)

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M037 Highbridge Park 2013-05-04 2013-05-04 12:30 pm 3:00 pm 40.8512, -73.9271 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51360dd21b745.jpg Sun, 20 Apr 2014 15:37:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Wave Hill Family Walk: Spring in Full Swing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/04/wave-hill-family-walk-spring-in-full-swing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/04/wave-hill-family-walk-spring-in-full-swing Date: May 4, 2013

Check out the hustle and bustle of activity as insects, spiders, birds, snails and other garden creatures “spring” into action on a stroll through garden and woodlands with naturalist Paul Keim. Ages six and older are welcome with an adult.

Photo Credit: Wave Hill

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2013-05-04 2013-05-04 12:30 pm 40.8991, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/516ef0c0df82d.jpg Sun, 20 Apr 2014 15:37:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Planting and Lawn Maintenance: Spring Kickoff]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/04/planting-and-lawn-maintenance-spring-kickoff http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/04/planting-and-lawn-maintenance-spring-kickoff Date: May 4, 2013

Help us kick–off our spring season of volunteering in Sherman Creek Park and along the Harlem River Esplanade at the height of our cherry tree bloom. Bring out your whole family to picnic along the bike path, take in the beauty of 250 flowering trees and to work with NYRP staff on tree care and lawn maintenance.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (917) 291-6436

Location: Sherman Creek Park (in Sherman Creek)

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M300 Sherman Creek 2013-05-04 2013-05-04 1:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.8611, -73.918 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 15:37:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Lefferts Historic House-2nd Floor Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/04/lefferts-historic-house-2nd-floor-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/04/lefferts-historic-house-2nd-floor-tours Date: May 4, 2013

View significant artifacts from 19th-century family life and walk into a fully furnished 1820s bedroom.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 789-2822

Location: Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2013-05-04 2013-05-04 1:00 pm 4:30 pm 40.6643, -73.9639 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5166e6336343b.jpg Sun, 20 Apr 2014 15:37:24 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park Day at Valentino Pier]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/04/its-my-park-day-at-valentino-pier http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/04/its-my-park-day-at-valentino-pier Date: May 4, 2013

On It's My Park Day, join the Red Hook Boaters, for a shoreline clean-up, kayaking demonstration (weather permitting), kayaking lessons and a volunteer orientation. Learn more about Red Hook Boaters who run a free kayaking program on Wednesdays and Sundays during the summer and maintain the beachfront at Valentino Pier. Like almost all of Red Hook, the motto of this year's group is "Relaunch." The group will renovate their new kayak container, as the old one was destroyed by Sandy.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Valentino Pier

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2013-05-04 2013-05-04 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6784, -74.0174 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 15:37:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Craft Workshop with the QBG Craft Group]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/04/craft-workshop-with-the-qbg-craft-group http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/04/craft-workshop-with-the-qbg-craft-group Date: May 4, 2013

Learn the art of using pressed flowers from the expert hands of QBG's Craft Group and make a Mother's Day card and bookmark. Registration required; limited to 12 people.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800 ext. 230

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2013-05-04 2013-05-04 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 15:37:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Walking Tour: Manhattan’s Revitalized Morningside Park and its Diverse Neighborhoods]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/04/free-walking-tour-manhattans-revitalized-morningside-park-and-its-diverse-neighborhoods http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/04/free-walking-tour-manhattans-revitalized-morningside-park-and-its-diverse-neighborhoods Date: May 4, 2013

Explore the steep topography and dramatic vistas of an NYC Scenic Landmark - Morningside Park. See evidence of the park's recent remarkable revitalization and the impact this has had on the surrounding neighborhoods of Harlem, Manhattan Valley and Morningside Heights. Stroll through parts of each of these neighborhoods to get a sense of their diversity and history. Learn about the concept and history of the Olmsted and Vaux park design. After the tour feel free to stay in the neighborhood and enjoy the many restaurants and bars along Frederick Douglass Boulevard or Columbus and Amsterdam Avenues.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 937-3883

Location: Cafe Amrita

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2013-05-04 2013-05-04 3:00 pm 5:30 pm 40.8007, -73.9586 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/516f08e8e5cf8.jpg Sun, 20 Apr 2014 15:37:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Kentucky Derby Fundraiser]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/04/kentucky-derby-fundraiser http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/04/kentucky-derby-fundraiser Date: May 4, 2013

Support the museum and watch the Derby in style with the backdrop of the Greek Revival mansion and its beautiful, soon to be restored, garden. Call for details.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 885-1461

Location: Bartow Pell Mansion

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2013-05-04 2013-05-04 5:00 pm 7:30 pm 40.8719, -73.8055 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 15:37:24 EDT
<![CDATA[TD Five Boro Bike Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/05/td-five-boro-bike-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/05/td-five-boro-bike-tour Date: May 5, 2013

Held annually the first Sunday in May, the TD Five Boro Bike Tour is America’s largest cycling event. The Tour is produced by Bike New York, the city’s premiere bicycling organization, in association with the City of New York and the New York City Department of Transportation. The event provides participants the unique and fun experience to bike through all five boroughs – a 40 mile, traffic-free ride for 32,000 cyclists. Proceeds from the event fund Bike New York’s education programs.

Registration is conducted on a first come, first served basis, and is required. Those interested in participating in the TD Five Boro Bike Tour will have the opportunity to register starting on Tuesday, January 22 at 12PM (noon) EST. Registration is expected to sell out quickly! Visit Bike New York’s TD Five Boro Bike Tour page in order to register.

Start time: 6:30 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Across from 17 Battery Place (in Battery Park)

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M005 Battery Park 2013-05-05 2013-05-05 6:30 am 40.7026, -74.0162 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/4f0f1be6d794d.gif Sun, 20 Apr 2014 15:37:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/05/summer-on-the-hudson-tai-chi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/05/summer-on-the-hudson-tai-chi Date: May 5, 2013

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: 311

Location: Soldiers and Sailors Monument (in Riverside Park)

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M072 Riverside Park 2013-05-05 2013-05-05 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.792, -73.979 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 15:37:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Art Exhibit: Fish & Crushed Can Story- Mixed Media]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/05/art-exhibit-fish-crushed-can-story-mixed-media http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/05/art-exhibit-fish-crushed-can-story-mixed-media Date: May 5, 2013

This mixed media exhibit by artist Iandry Randriamandroso is created from discarded, crushed aluminum cans found on the streets, and cardboard and burlap from local grocery, along with wordless hand-made books about a fish and a crushed can. This exhibit illustrates how growth is disrupted by invasive species, and is on display in the Visitor&Administration Building Gallery. Free with Garden admission.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2013-05-05 2013-05-05 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 15:37:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Mother's Day Plant Sale]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/05/mothers-day-plant-sale http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/05/mothers-day-plant-sale Date: May 5, 2013

Give Mom (or yourself) the gift of flowers for the windowsill or garden! Visit the QBG store for an assortment of blooms anytime from May 1 to may 12 , or while supplies last.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2013-05-05 2013-05-05 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 15:37:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Celebrate National Bike Month at QBG]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/05/celebrate-national-bike-month-at-qbg http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/05/celebrate-national-bike-month-at-qbg Date: May 5, 2013

Ride your bike to QBG during the month of May and receive 50% off admission. Lock up your wheels at our bike racks and take a stroll to see the flowers (bicycles not allowed inside)

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2013-05-05 2013-05-05 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 15:37:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Early Morning Bird Walk: Marvelous Migrants]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/05/early-morning-bird-walk-marvelous-migrants http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/05/early-morning-bird-walk-marvelous-migrants Date: May 5, 2013

See some of the dazzling birds that visit the Park before flying to northern breeding grounds. Led by the Brooklyn Bird Club.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2013-05-05 2013-05-05 8:00 am 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5165d88748df8.jpg Sun, 20 Apr 2014 15:37:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Challenge of Champions]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/05/challenge-of-champions-martial-arts-tournament http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/05/challenge-of-champions-martial-arts-tournament Date: May 5, 2013

This epic martial arts tournament gives participants ages 6 to 17 the chance to compete for free. Face opponents of all levels in Karate, Kung Fu and Tae Kwon Do in one of five martial arts rings. Meet Jadi Tention, world champion martial arts fighter, who is considered to be one of the best fighters in the world.

Registration begins at 8:00 a.m. Safety gear required: head, feet, chest, cup and mouthpiece.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

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

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2013-05-05 2013-05-05 8:00 am 40.7515, -73.8344 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/516c4a9658ca6.JPG Sun, 20 Apr 2014 15:37:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Help Rejuvenate Fort Tryon Park with the New York Junior League]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/05/help-rejuvenate-fort-tryon-park-with-the-new-york-junior-league http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/05/help-rejuvenate-fort-tryon-park-with-the-new-york-junior-league Date: May 5, 2013

Join the New York Junior League’s Playground Improvement Project (PIP) as they set out to beautify and improve Fort Tryon Park. The project will involve gardening, landscaping, renovating, and making general improvements to Fort Tryon Park. PIP is a collaborative effort with NYC Parks, corporate and community volunteers, neighborhood citizens, children and families. NYJL volunteers can fulfill membership responsibilities by spending a day in the park.

Children age 13 or older are welcome to attend but must be accompanied by an adult. All children under the age of 18 must have permission slips signed by a parent or guardian to participate. Permission slips are available onsite.

All registered participants will receive a t-shirt, breakfast and boxed lunch. Please wear clothes that you don't mind getting messy, closed-toed shoes and dress in layers.

To register, visit the New York Junior League website. Make Sure to register below as well.

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Anne Loftus Playground (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2013-05-05 2013-05-05 8:30 am 4:00 pm 40.8652, -73.9288 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 15:37:24 EDT