NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2014 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://www.nycgovparks.org/sub_things_to_do/upcoming_events/events_search.php NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:02:46 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[Conference House Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/20/house-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/20/house-tours Date: April 20, 2014

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 984-6046

Location: Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2014-04-20 2014-04-20 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.502, -74.2514 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5339a985105b4.jpg Thu, 24 Apr 2014 03:02:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Salamander Exploration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/20/salamander-exploration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/20/salamander-exploration Date: April 20, 2014

Salamanders are an indicator species of a healthy environment. Let the Urban Park Rangers guide you through the woods in search of amphibians and other forest floor critters.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Blue Heron Nature Center (in Blue Heron Park)

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R119 Blue Heron Park 2014-04-20 2014-04-20 1:00 pm 40.5309, -74.1778 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 03:02:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Earth Day Upcycling Ideas and Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/20/earth-day-upcycling-ideas-and-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/20/earth-day-upcycling-ideas-and-crafts Date: April 20, 2014

Join the Rangers in this celebration of Earth Day. Engage your creative side and breathe new life into reusable items.

All supplies provided.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Fort Totten Visitor's Center (in Fort Totten Park)

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Q458 Fort Totten Park 2014-04-20 2014-04-20 1:00 pm 40.7952, -73.7784 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 03:02:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids Beach Exploration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/20/kids-beach-exploration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/20/kids-beach-exploration Date: April 20, 2014

Urban Park Rangers connect children with nature to encourage active exploration of the natural world.

We will encourage children to let their imaginations run wild in a safe, supportive atmosphere.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 319-7258

Location: Orchard Beach Nature Center (in Pelham Bay Park)

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2014-04-20 2014-04-20 1:00 pm 40.8704, -73.7867 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 03:02:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Exploration Hike (moderate)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/20/nature-exploration-hike-moderate http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/20/nature-exploration-hike-moderate Date: April 20, 2014

Our Urban Park Ranger hiking guides will introduce you to the hidden gems of New York City and places often off-limits to the general public.

On our hikes,discover the plants and animals that inhabit the urban forest you can gain orienteering skills, explore our city’s rich history, or just take an hour to unplug from the world.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 304-2365

Location: Inwood Hill Park

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2014-04-20 2014-04-20 2:00 pm 40.873, -73.9254 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 03:02:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: West Side Stories]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/20/central-park-tour-west-side-stories http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/20/central-park-tour-west-side-stories Date: April 20, 2014

Visit an area of the park off the beaten track for most visitors, but well-known to Upper West Siders. Route involves moderate inclines and a few stairs.

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

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

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: 81st Street and Central Park West (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-04-20 2014-04-20 2:00 pm 3:15 pm 40.782, -73.9714 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51d70601d1d92.jpg Thu, 24 Apr 2014 03:02:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Birding Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/21/bryant-park-birding-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/21/bryant-park-birding-tours Date: April 21, 2014

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 'wichcraft Coffee Kiosk (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-04-21 2014-04-21 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.7547, -73.9841 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 03:02:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: “Get the Picture?”]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/21/art-in-the-garden-get-the-picture3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/21/art-in-the-garden-get-the-picture3 Date: April 21, 2014

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-04-21 2014-04-21 8:00 am 4:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 03:02:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Seniors Fitness: Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/21/seniors-fitness-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/21/seniors-fitness-yoga Date: April 21, 2014

Keep active by joining a yoga class!

For ages 60+; pre-registration is required.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 760-6999

Location: Indian Field Comfort Station (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2014-04-21 2014-04-21 9:00 am 40.8959, -73.8782 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 03:02:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Arsenal Gallery Exhibition: STRATA]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/21/strata http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/21/strata Date: April 21, 2014

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-04-21 2014-04-21 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52fd2ae9dd9fd.jpg Thu, 24 Apr 2014 03:02:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Chair Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/21/shape-up-nyc-chair-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/21/shape-up-nyc-chair-aerobics Date: April 21, 2014

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

For adults and seniors.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 771-2787

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

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2014-04-21 2014-04-21 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.8108, -73.9147 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 03:02:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/21/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/21/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: April 21, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-1010

Location: Bronx Zoo (in Bronx Park)

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X002 Bronx Park 2014-04-21 2014-04-21 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Thu, 24 Apr 2014 03:02:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Culinary Kids Food Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/21/culinary-kids-food-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/21/culinary-kids-food-festival Date: April 21, 2014

As part of the New York Botanical Garden's Edible Academy initiative, join us for a family-friendly, week-long food festival celebrating the relationships among plants, farms, and your favorite foods.

Ruth Rea Howell Family Garden staff and culinary team, Growing Chefs, will be on hand offering cooking demonstrations, recipes, and hands-on activities, with plenty of live music and tasting to add to the fun.

Bring your Festival passport along as you tinker with the science of kitchen chemistry and get to the root of the foods from pickles to cheese at a variety of activity sanctions.

The daily 1 p.m. cooking demonstration will feature kid-friendly recipes and tasty sample, while local chefs will share tips and recipes.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2014-04-21 2014-04-21 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 03:02:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Weird, Wild & Wonderful]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/21/weird-wild-wonderful http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/21/weird-wild-wonderful Date: April 21, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2014-04-21 2014-04-21 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 03:02:47 EDT
<![CDATA[The Orchid Show: Key West Contemporary]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/21/the-orchid-show-key-west-contemporary http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/21/the-orchid-show-key-west-contemporary Date: April 21, 2014

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

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2014-04-21 2014-04-21 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 03:02:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Chair/Sit Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/21/chairsit-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/21/chairsit-aerobics Date: April 21, 2014

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

Recreation Center membership is required to participate.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 353-7853

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

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2014-04-21 2014-04-21 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7515, -73.8344 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 03:02:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/21/shape-up-nyc-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/21/shape-up-nyc-aerobics Date: April 21, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: McDonald Park House (in McDonald Playground)

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R034 McDonald Playground 2014-04-21 2014-04-21 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.6291, -74.1155 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 03:02:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Chair Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/21/chair-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/21/chair-yoga Date: April 21, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 447-2020

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

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M164 Asser Levy Playground 2014-04-21 2014-04-21 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7361, -73.9757 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 03:02:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Chair Toning]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/21/shape-up-nyc-chair-toning http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/21/shape-up-nyc-chair-toning Date: April 21, 2014

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

For adults and seniors.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 402-5155

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

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2014-04-21 2014-04-21 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.8108, -73.9147 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 03:02:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/21/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/21/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: April 21, 2014

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Ping Pong Court (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-04-21 2014-04-21 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 03:02:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/21/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/21/bryant-park-games Date: April 21, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-04-21 2014-04-21 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 03:02:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Kubb]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/21/bryant-park-kubb http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/21/bryant-park-kubb Date: April 21, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: The Green (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-04-21 2014-04-21 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 03:02:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Senior Sit and Get Fit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/21/senior-sit-and-get-fit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/21/senior-sit-and-get-fit Date: April 21, 2014

Seniors, get low impact exercise in this aerobics class done seated. Persons with disabilties are welcome. Recreation Center membership is required.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 255-3705

Location: Chelsea Recreation Center

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M260 Chelsea Recreation Center 2014-04-21 2014-04-21 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7483, -74.0022 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 03:02:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Monday Movement]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/21/monday-movement http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/21/monday-movement Date: April 21, 2014

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 485-4633

Location: Brownsville Recreation Center (in Brownsville Playground)

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B270 Brownsville Playground 2014-04-21 2014-04-21 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.6566, -73.902 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 03:02:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Sit Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/21/sit-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/21/sit-aerobics Date: April 21, 2014

A seated exercise class that raises the heart rate and improves balance with minimal impact on joints. Recreation Center membership is required to participate.

Start time: 11:15 am

End time: 12:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 387-7687

Location: Hamilton Fish Recreation Center

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2014-04-21 2014-04-21 11:15 am 12:15 pm 40.7198, -73.9818 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 03:02:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/21/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/21/bryant-park-juggling Date: April 21, 2014

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-04-21 2014-04-21 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 03:02:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Blooming Naturalists]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/21/blooming-naturalists http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/21/blooming-naturalists Date: April 21, 2014

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-04-21 2014-04-21 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5327482a3015f.png Thu, 24 Apr 2014 03:02:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/21/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/21/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: April 21, 2014

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2014-04-21 2014-04-21 12:00 pm 1:15 pm 40.7691, -73.9741 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/530ff01584e37.jpg Thu, 24 Apr 2014 03:02:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Adaptive Swim]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/21/adaptive-swim http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/21/adaptive-swim Date: April 21, 2014

Adapted Aquatics exercise offers a complete body workout and ranges from gentle walking in water to high-energy exercise; it helps alleviate pain, improve circulation, and promote healing and muscle development for those suffering from physical ailments resulting from injury, disease, or aging.

To register, please call our Citywide Aquatics office at 718-760-6969 ext. 0.

Recreation Center membership is required to participate.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 1:45 pm

Contact phone: 718-760-6969 ext. 0

Location: Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center

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M063 Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center 2014-04-21 2014-04-21 1:00 pm 1:45 pm 40.7715, -73.9885 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 03:02:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Magnificent Monday: Earth Under the Spotlight]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/21/magnificent-monday-earth-under-the-spotlight http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/21/magnificent-monday-earth-under-the-spotlight Date: April 21, 2014

As Earth Day approaches, let’s learn more about the Earth’s natural features, such as soil, pond water, rocks, and more.

We will collect interesting samples to examine, then return to the Education Building to view these features (and more) through microscopes, a flex cam, and other lab equipment sponsored by the Northfield Foundation.

This program is designed for ages 8-13 and their adult chaperones and is part of the Awesome Afternoons series, sponsored by Time Warner Cable.

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: 200 Nevada Avenue (in High Rock Park)

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R088 High Rock Park 2014-04-21 2014-04-21 1:30 pm 2:30 pm 40.5845, -74.1251 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 03:02:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Adaptive Weight Training]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/21/adaptive-weight-training http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/21/adaptive-weight-training Date: April 21, 2014

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

Recreation Center membership is required to participate.

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 353-7853

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

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2014-04-21 2014-04-21 1:30 pm 3:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8344 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 03:02:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Couch to 5K]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/21/shape-up-nyc-couch-to-5k http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/21/shape-up-nyc-couch-to-5k Date: April 21, 2014

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

Rain or shine.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-3300

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

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2014-04-21 2014-04-21 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8344 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 03:02:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Master Composter Certificate Course with the NYC Compost Project]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/21/master-composter-certificate-course-with-the-nyc-compost-project-hosted-by-queens-botanical-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/21/master-composter-certificate-course-with-the-nyc-compost-project-hosted-by-queens-botanical-garden Date: April 21, 2014

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

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

APPLICATION DEADLINE: February 7, 2014.

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

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 539-5296

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-04-21 2014-04-21 6:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 03:02:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Kettlebell, Core and Conditioning]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/21/shape-up-nyc-kettlebell-core-and-conditioning http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/21/shape-up-nyc-kettlebell-core-and-conditioning Date: April 21, 2014

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

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

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: McDonald Park House (in McDonald Playground)

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R034 McDonald Playground 2014-04-21 2014-04-21 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.6291, -74.1155 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 03:02:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC's Couch to 5K: Group Run]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/21/shape-up-nycs-couch-to-5k-group-run http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/21/shape-up-nycs-couch-to-5k-group-run Date: April 21, 2014

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

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-04-21 2014-04-21 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.6643, -73.9639 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52d4140b7303f.jpg Thu, 24 Apr 2014 03:02:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Body Blast]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/21/shape-up-nyc-body-blast http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/21/shape-up-nyc-body-blast Date: April 21, 2014

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

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

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: McDonald Park House (in McDonald Playground)

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R034 McDonald Playground 2014-04-21 2014-04-21 7:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.6291, -74.1155 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 03:02:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Beginners Tunisian Crochet]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/22/tunisian-crochet-beginners http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/22/tunisian-crochet-beginners Date: April 22, 2014

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

Materials required:

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

Start time: 1:30 am

End time: 2:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-04-22 2014-04-22 1:30 am 2:30 am 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 03:02:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/22/my-morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/22/my-morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: April 22, 2014

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

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

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

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

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2014-04-22 2014-04-22 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.8606, -73.9338 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 03:02:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: “Get the Picture?”]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/22/art-in-the-garden-get-the-picture3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/22/art-in-the-garden-get-the-picture3 Date: April 22, 2014

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-04-22 2014-04-22 8:00 am 4:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 03:02:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Seniors Fitness: Walking]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/22/seniors-fitness-walking http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/22/seniors-fitness-walking Date: April 22, 2014

Walking is an excellent way to stay fit and enjoy the scenes of the city.

For ages 60+; pre-registration is required.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 760-6999

Location: Indian Field Comfort Station (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2014-04-22 2014-04-22 9:00 am 40.8959, -73.8782 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 03:02:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Arsenal Gallery Exhibition: STRATA]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/22/strata http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/22/strata Date: April 22, 2014

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-04-22 2014-04-22 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52fd2ae9dd9fd.jpg Thu, 24 Apr 2014 03:02:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Zumba]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/22/shape-up-nyc-zumba http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/22/shape-up-nyc-zumba Date: April 22, 2014

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

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: McDonald Park House (in McDonald Playground)

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R034 McDonald Playground 2014-04-22 2014-04-22 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.6291, -74.1155 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 03:02:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/22/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/22/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: April 22, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-1010

Location: Bronx Zoo (in Bronx Park)

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X002 Bronx Park 2014-04-22 2014-04-22 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Thu, 24 Apr 2014 03:02:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Weird, Wild & Wonderful]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/22/weird-wild-wonderful http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/22/weird-wild-wonderful Date: April 22, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2014-04-22 2014-04-22 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 03:02:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Art for Us Adaptive Art Program]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/22/art-for-us-adaptive-art-program http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/22/art-for-us-adaptive-art-program Date: April 22, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 218-2380

Location: McCarren Play Center

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2014-04-22 2014-04-22 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7202, -73.951 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 03:02:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Earth Day Hike]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/22/earth-day-hike http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/22/earth-day-hike Date: April 22, 2014

Listen for the sounds of spring and look for wildlife as we walk along the ponds of High Rock.

Learn about the history of the environmental conservation movement on Staten Island and how it has and continues to protect the "heart and lungs" of the Greenbelt.

This is a moderately-paced interpretative walk approximately 3 miles in length and suitable for ages 7 and up.

Registration highly recommended.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: 718-351-3450

Location: 200 Nevada Avenue (in High Rock Park)

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R088 High Rock Park 2014-04-22 2014-04-22 10:30 am 11:00 am 40.5845, -74.1251 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 03:02:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Zumba Toning]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/22/shape-up-nyc-zumba1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/22/shape-up-nyc-zumba1 Date: April 22, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: McDonald Park House (in McDonald Playground)

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R034 McDonald Playground 2014-04-22 2014-04-22 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.6291, -74.1155 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 03:02:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/22/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/22/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: April 22, 2014

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Ping Pong Court (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-04-22 2014-04-22 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 03:02:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/22/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/22/bryant-park-games Date: April 22, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-04-22 2014-04-22 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 03:02:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Kubb]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/22/bryant-park-kubb http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/22/bryant-park-kubb Date: April 22, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: The Green (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-04-22 2014-04-22 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 03:02:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Adaptive Track and Field]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/22/adaptive-track-and-field http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/22/adaptive-track-and-field Date: April 22, 2014

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

Recreation Center membership is required to join.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 293-5934

Location: West Bronx Recreation Center

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X261 West Bronx Recreation Center 2014-04-22 2014-04-22 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8441, -73.9188 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 03:02:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/22/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/22/bryant-park-juggling Date: April 22, 2014

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-04-22 2014-04-22 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 03:02:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Blooming Naturalists]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/22/blooming-naturalists http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/22/blooming-naturalists Date: April 22, 2014

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-04-22 2014-04-22 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5327482a3015f.png Thu, 24 Apr 2014 03:02:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Belvedere's Kingdom]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/22/central-park-tour-belvederes-kingdom http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/22/central-park-tour-belvederes-kingdom Date: April 22, 2014

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Belvedere Castle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-04-22 2014-04-22 12:00 pm 1:15 pm 40.7793, -73.9691 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/530fef2612e4a.jpg Thu, 24 Apr 2014 03:02:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Abs Workout]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/22/abs-work-out http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/22/abs-work-out Date: April 22, 2014

Exercise workout focusing on abs, especially strength training your core

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-04-22 2014-04-22 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 03:02:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Adult Adaptive Sports]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/22/adult-adaptive-sports http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/22/adult-adaptive-sports Date: April 22, 2014

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 397-3159

Location: Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center

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M063 Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center 2014-04-22 2014-04-22 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.7715, -73.9885 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 03:02:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Rock Your Seat]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/22/rock-your-seat http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/22/rock-your-seat Date: April 22, 2014

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

Recreation Center membership is required to participate.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 667-3545

Location: Greenbelt Recreation Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2014-04-22 2014-04-22 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.5926, -74.1358 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 03:02:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Meditation Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/22/meditation-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/22/meditation-class Date: April 22, 2014

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 1:45 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-04-22 2014-04-22 1:00 pm 1:45 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 03:02:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Grow Your Own Craft: Grass Head Guys and Gals]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/22/grow-your-own-craft-grass-head-guys-and-gals http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/22/grow-your-own-craft-grass-head-guys-and-gals Date: April 22, 2014

Feel the need for seed? Then create and design your own Grass Head with seed and soil inside a nylon stocking. Just add water and sunlight (and the occasional “trim”) and your grass head will continue to grow.

This program is suitable for ages 6 and up. Registration required.

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2014-04-22 2014-04-22 1:30 pm 3:30 pm 40.5884, -74.1391 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 03:02:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Knitting & Crocheting for Intermediate and Advanced Levels]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/22/knitcroxchet-intermediate-group http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/22/knitcroxchet-intermediate-group Date: April 22, 2014

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

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

Must be able to read and follow patterns.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 3:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-04-22 2014-04-22 2:30 pm 3:30 am 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 03:02:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Human Impacts Institute Tree Care Tuesdays]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/22/human-impacts-institute-tree-care-tuesdays http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/22/human-impacts-institute-tree-care-tuesdays Date: April 22, 2014

Human Impacts Institute’s successful Tree Care Tuesday program will be entering its second season, launching during earth week this April. The goal of Tree Care Tuesdays is to beautify NYC neighborhoods, create community relationships, promote green space, mitigate air pollution, and prevent stormwater runoff.

Tree care sessions involve community volunteers, alongside HII crew cleaning-up, aerating and mulching tree beds and planting bulbs in the tree bed soil all while spending quality time with your community and mother nature.

Human Impacts Institute will provide supplies for tree care. Participants should bring water bottles, sunblock, a hat, and any other personal items. Participants under 18 need to be accompanied by a guardian.

Please note: Tree Care Tuesdays meets on Tuesdays between 10:00 a.m. 12:00 p.m., from April 22nd through September 2nd. On April 22, May 20, June 17 and July 15, Tree Care Tuesdays will meet 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Space is limited. Registration is recommended for individuals and required for groups. Please register by email and specify “Tree Care Tuesday”, the specific DATE, as well as how many people will be attending in your registration.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 727-9761

Location: Brooklyn Arbor School

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2014-04-22 2014-04-22 5:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.7099, -73.9549 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d8195c8ec3.JPG Thu, 24 Apr 2014 03:02:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/22/bryant-park-juggling1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/22/bryant-park-juggling1 Date: April 22, 2014

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

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-04-22 2014-04-22 5:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 03:02:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Cardio Sculpt]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/22/shape-up-nyc-cardio-sculpt1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/22/shape-up-nyc-cardio-sculpt1 Date: April 22, 2014

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

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

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: McDonald Park House (in McDonald Playground)

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R034 McDonald Playground 2014-04-22 2014-04-22 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.6291, -74.1155 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 03:02:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Wheelchair Basketball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/22/wheelchair-basketball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/22/wheelchair-basketball Date: April 22, 2014

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

Recreation Center membership is required to participate.

Start time: 7:45 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 353-7853

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

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2014-04-22 2014-04-22 7:45 pm 9:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8344 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 03:02:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: “Get the Picture?”]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/23/art-in-the-garden-get-the-picture3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/23/art-in-the-garden-get-the-picture3 Date: April 23, 2014

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-04-23 2014-04-23 8:00 am 4:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 03:02:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Seniors Fitness: Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/23/seniors-fitness-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/23/seniors-fitness-yoga Date: April 23, 2014

Keep active by joining a yoga class!

For ages 60+; pre-registration is required.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 760-6999

Location: Indian Field Comfort Station (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2014-04-23 2014-04-23 9:00 am 40.8959, -73.8782 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 03:02:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Arsenal Gallery Exhibition: STRATA]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/23/strata http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/23/strata Date: April 23, 2014

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-04-23 2014-04-23 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52fd2ae9dd9fd.jpg Thu, 24 Apr 2014 03:02:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Chair Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/23/shape-up-nyc-chair-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/23/shape-up-nyc-chair-aerobics Date: April 23, 2014

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

For adults and seniors.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 771-2787

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

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2014-04-23 2014-04-23 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.8108, -73.9147 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 03:02:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/23/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/23/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: April 23, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-1010

Location: Bronx Zoo (in Bronx Park)

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X002 Bronx Park 2014-04-23 2014-04-23 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Thu, 24 Apr 2014 03:02:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Weird, Wild & Wonderful]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/23/weird-wild-wonderful http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/23/weird-wild-wonderful Date: April 23, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2014-04-23 2014-04-23 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 03:02:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Chair/Sit Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/23/chairsit-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/23/chairsit-aerobics Date: April 23, 2014

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

Recreation Center membership is required to participate.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 353-7853

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

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2014-04-23 2014-04-23 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7515, -73.8344 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 03:02:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Sit Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/23/sit-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/23/sit-aerobics Date: April 23, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 771-2787

Location: St. Johns Recreation Center

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2014-04-23 2014-04-23 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.6735, -73.9348 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 03:02:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Chair Toning]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/23/shape-up-nyc-chair-toning http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/23/shape-up-nyc-chair-toning Date: April 23, 2014

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

For adults and seniors.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 402-5155

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

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2014-04-23 2014-04-23 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.8108, -73.9147 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 03:02:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/23/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/23/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: April 23, 2014

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Ping Pong Court (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-04-23 2014-04-23 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 03:02:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/23/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/23/bryant-park-games Date: April 23, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-04-23 2014-04-23 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 03:02:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Kubb]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/23/bryant-park-kubb http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/23/bryant-park-kubb Date: April 23, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: The Green (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-04-23 2014-04-23 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 03:02:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Boot Camp]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/23/shape-up-nyc-bootcamp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/23/shape-up-nyc-bootcamp Date: April 23, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-04-23 2014-04-23 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 03:02:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/23/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/23/bryant-park-juggling Date: April 23, 2014

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-04-23 2014-04-23 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 03:02:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Adaptive Chair Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/23/adaptive-chair-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/23/adaptive-chair-aerobics Date: April 23, 2014

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

Recreation Center membership is required.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 397-3159

Location: Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center

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M063 Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center 2014-04-23 2014-04-23 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7715, -73.9885 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 03:02:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Adaptive Weight Training]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/23/adaptive-weight-training http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/23/adaptive-weight-training Date: April 23, 2014

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

Recreation Center membership is required to participate.

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 353-7853

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

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2014-04-23 2014-04-23 1:30 pm 3:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8344 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 03:02:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Greenbelt Docent Corps - Trainings Spring 2014]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/23/greenbelt-docent-corps-trainings-spring-2014 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/23/greenbelt-docent-corps-trainings-spring-2014 Date: April 23, 2014

Would you like to learn more about the Greenbelt, meet people interested in the local environment, and serve the community? If your answer is "yes," the Greenbelt Docent Corps is a great opportunity for you. Learn additional background information about the Greenbelt, from facilities and trails to flora and fauna. Participants will receive a docent manual, filled with great information about the Greenbelt. This training is free and geared for adults over 18 years of age. Registration required.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2014-04-23 2014-04-23 4:00 pm 40.5884, -74.1391 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 03:02:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Couch to 5K]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/23/shape-up-nyc-couch-to-5k http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/23/shape-up-nyc-couch-to-5k Date: April 23, 2014

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

Rain or shine.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-3300

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

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2014-04-23 2014-04-23 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8344 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 03:02:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Wheelchair Basketball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/23/wheelchair-basketball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/23/wheelchair-basketball Date: April 23, 2014

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

Recreation Center membership is required to participate.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 293-5934

Location: West Bronx Recreation Center

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X261 West Bronx Recreation Center 2014-04-23 2014-04-23 6:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.8441, -73.9188 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 03:02:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Yoga - Relax and Stretch]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/23/shape-up-nyc-yoga-relax-and-stretch http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/23/shape-up-nyc-yoga-relax-and-stretch Date: April 23, 2014

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

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

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: McDonald Park House (in McDonald Playground)

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R034 McDonald Playground 2014-04-23 2014-04-23 7:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.6291, -74.1155 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 03:02:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/24/my-morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/24/my-morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: April 24, 2014

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

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

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

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

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2014-04-24 2014-04-24 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.8606, -73.9338 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 03:02:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: “Get the Picture?”]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/24/art-in-the-garden-get-the-picture3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/24/art-in-the-garden-get-the-picture3 Date: April 24, 2014

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-04-24 2014-04-24 8:00 am 4:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 03:02:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Seniors Fitness: Walking]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/24/seniors-fitness-walking http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/24/seniors-fitness-walking Date: April 24, 2014

Walking is an excellent way to stay fit and enjoy the scenes of the city.

For ages 60+; pre-registration is required.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 760-6999

Location: Indian Field Comfort Station (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2014-04-24 2014-04-24 9:00 am 40.8959, -73.8782 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 03:02:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Arsenal Gallery Exhibition: STRATA]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/24/strata http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/24/strata Date: April 24, 2014

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-04-24 2014-04-24 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52fd2ae9dd9fd.jpg Thu, 24 Apr 2014 03:02:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Stretch, Tone and Balance]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/24/shape-up-nyc-stretch-tone-and-balance http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/24/shape-up-nyc-stretch-tone-and-balance Date: April 24, 2014

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: McDonald Park House (in McDonald Playground)

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R034 McDonald Playground 2014-04-24 2014-04-24 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.6291, -74.1155 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 03:02:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/24/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/24/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: April 24, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-1010

Location: Bronx Zoo (in Bronx Park)

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X002 Bronx Park 2014-04-24 2014-04-24 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Thu, 24 Apr 2014 03:02:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Greenbelt Tree Tots]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/24/greenbelt-tree-tots http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/24/greenbelt-tree-tots Date: April 24, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 10:45 am

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2014-04-24 2014-04-24 10:00 am 10:45 am 40.5884, -74.1391 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 03:02:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Weird, Wild & Wonderful]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/24/weird-wild-wonderful http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/24/weird-wild-wonderful Date: April 24, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

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Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Stretching, Toning, Relaxation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/24/stretching-toning-relaxation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/24/stretching-toning-relaxation Date: April 24, 2014

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

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

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-04-24 2014-04-24 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 03:02:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/24/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/24/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: April 24, 2014

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Ping Pong Court (in Bryant Park)

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<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/24/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/24/bryant-park-games Date: April 24, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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<![CDATA[Bryant Park Kubb]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/24/bryant-park-kubb http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/24/bryant-park-kubb Date: April 24, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: The Green (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-04-24 2014-04-24 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 03:02:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Total Body Workout]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/24/shape-up-nyc-total-body-workout http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/24/shape-up-nyc-total-body-workout Date: April 24, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-3657

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

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X044 St. James Park 2014-04-24 2014-04-24 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.8647, -73.8992 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 03:02:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Chair Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/24/chair-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/24/chair-yoga Date: April 24, 2014

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 255-3705

Location: Chelsea Recreation Center

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M260 Chelsea Recreation Center 2014-04-24 2014-04-24 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7483, -74.0022 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 03:02:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Conversational English]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/24/conversational-english http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/24/conversational-english Date: April 24, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-04-24 2014-04-24 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 03:02:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Adaptive Track and Field]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/24/adaptive-track-and-field http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/24/adaptive-track-and-field Date: April 24, 2014

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

Recreation Center membership is required to join.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 293-5934

Location: West Bronx Recreation Center

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X261 West Bronx Recreation Center 2014-04-24 2014-04-24 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8441, -73.9188 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 03:02:48 EDT