NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2015 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, 28 May 2015 20:21:27 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[Adapted Swim Program for People with Disabilities at Asser Levy Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/20/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/20/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities Date: March 20, 2015

Aquatic therapy that ranges from gentle water walking to aerobic-type exercise which improves range of motion, felxibility. mobility, muscle tone, coordination, focus and strength. It also includes swim instruction that focuses on becoming comfortable in the water and learning basic swimming and safety skills.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 760-6969 ext. 0

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

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M164 Asser Levy Playground 2015-03-20 2015-03-20 3:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7361, -73.9757 Mon, 08 Dec 2014 13:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Adapted Swim Program for People with Disabilities at St. Mary's Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/20/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/20/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities3 Date: March 20, 2015

The Adapted Aquatics program offers aquatic exercise therapy that ranges from gentle water walking to aerobic-type exercise which improves range of motion, flexibility, mobility, muscle tone, coordination, focus and strength. It also offers swim instruction that focuses on becoming comfortable in the water and learning basic swimming and safety skills.

Start time: 3:45 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 760-6969 ext. 0

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

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2015-03-20 2015-03-20 3:45 pm 5:00 pm 40.8108, -73.9147 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:20 EST
<![CDATA[Adapted Swim Program for People with Disabilities at Flushing Meadows Corona Park Aquatics Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/20/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/20/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities1 Date: March 20, 2015

The Adapted Aquatics program offers aquatic exercise therapy that ranges from gentle water walking to aerobic-type exercise whichimproves range of motion, flexibility, mobility, muscle tone, coordination, focis and strength, it also focuses on becoming comfortable in the water and learning basic swimming and safety skills.

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 760-6969 ext. 0

Location: Flushing Meadows Corona Park Aquatics Center (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2015-03-20 2015-03-20 5:30 pm 6:30 pm 40.7516, -73.8372 Mon, 16 Mar 2015 14:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Film Screening: Arise]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/20/film-screening-arise http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/20/film-screening-arise Date: March 20, 2015

Join us for a local Staten Island screening of the award-winning film, Arise.

Learn the stories of extraordinary women around the world who are working to heal the injustices against the earth. This event is part of the Greenbelt’s Greening the Globe Series, which includes a series of free events that celebrate women’s inspiring efforts towards creating sustainable communities.

There will be a free shuttle bus from the Staten Island ferry terminal to take you to the CSI campus; stay tuned for details. Register here.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: College of Staten Island (CUNY), Performing Arts Center-Recital Hall

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2015-03-20 2015-03-20 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.6043, -74.1485 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54db9a4f556bb.jpg Wed, 06 May 2015 12:00:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Greenmarket at Grand Army Plaza]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/21/greenmarket-at-grand-army-plaza http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/21/greenmarket-at-grand-army-plaza Date: March 21, 2015

At what other market can you do all your food shopping, sample local wine and explore Brooklyn's favorite park? Established in 1989, the Grand Army Plaza greenmarket is the flagship Brooklyn market. EBT/Food Stamps and WIC & Senior FMNP coupons accepted year-round.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Grand Army Plaza

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B040 Grand Army Plaza 2015-03-21 2015-03-21 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.6735, -73.9701 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[ESL Beginners Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/21/esl-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/21/esl-class Date: March 21, 2015

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-03-21 2015-03-21 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 12 Feb 2015 17:00:09 EST
<![CDATA[2014 Emerging Artist Fellowship Exhibition at Socrates Sculpture Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/21/eaf14-2014-emerging-artist-fellowship-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/21/eaf14-2014-emerging-artist-fellowship-exhibition Date: March 21, 2015

The annual Emerging Artist Fellowship (EAF) Exhibition is a cornerstone of Socrates Sculpture Park’s visual arts programming and is widely acclaimed for the ambition, breadth, and innovation of the works on view. Featuring fifteen artists, EAF14 is a survey of the compelling and diverse state of sculpture today.

Each EAF14 artist has engaged with the larger narrative of public space in a dynamic and daring way, building upon Socrates Sculpture Park’s goal to present socially aware, inspiring art in the public realm. EAF14 artists were selected through a highly competitive process that attracted a broad field of nearly 300 candidates, reviewed by the park’s curatorial advisors Anne Barlow (Executive Director, Art in General) and Joe Sheftel (Joe Sheftel Gallery, New York). Selected EAF14 artists were awarded a 2014 Emerging Artist Fellowship, including 24/7 access to the park’s outdoor studio and facilities, as well as the financial, technical, and curatorial support to realize his or her most ambitious work possible.

Image credit: Jordan Griska. Dolos. 2014 Emerging Artist Fellowship Exhibition, Socrates Sculpture Park (Queens, 2014). Photo: Nate Dorr.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: Katie Denny Horowitz

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2015-03-21 2015-03-21 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7687, -73.9369 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54b55480939aa.JPG Tue, 13 Jan 2015 18:00:15 EST
<![CDATA[Van Cortlandt Track Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/21/van-cortlandt-track-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/21/van-cortlandt-track-club Date: March 21, 2015

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

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Van Cortlandt Stadium (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2015-03-21 2015-03-21 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.888, -73.8968 Wed, 06 May 2015 12:02:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Latinos In Comics Exhibiton]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/21/latinos-in-comics-exhibiton http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/21/latinos-in-comics-exhibiton Date: March 21, 2015

Over fifty pieces of work by Latinos in the comic book industry will be on display at the Poe Park Visitor Center.

This group has a huge following in the world of Comic Con and cosplay. The exhibit, curated by Ray Felix of the Bronx Heroes Comic Con, features daily screenings of Zorro films from the golden age serials to the contemporaty silver screen.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-03-21 2015-03-21 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54f750e602955.jpg Mon, 23 Mar 2015 14:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park (Saturdays)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/21/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park-saturdays http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/21/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park-saturdays Date: March 21, 2015

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 9:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2015-03-21 2015-03-21 8:30 am 9:30 am 40.8606, -73.9338 Tue, 05 May 2015 14:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC Zumba]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/21/zumba http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/21/zumba Date: March 21, 2015

Combining Latin, international and popular music with dance moves that create an aerobic workout. This class features a combination of fast and slow rhythms that tone and sculpt the body.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-03-21 2015-03-21 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:19 EST
<![CDATA[Art In the Garden: Paul Lin & Botanical Therapeutic Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/21/art-in-the-garden-paul-lin-botanical-therapeutic-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/21/art-in-the-garden-paul-lin-botanical-therapeutic-art Date: March 21, 2015

Blending fine art and traditional crafts, Lin explores natural materials, transforming them into stunning landscapes and portraits. Watch for news about an art workshop and closing reception in the Spring Calendar and on our website

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-03-21 2015-03-21 9:00 am 4:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Mon, 15 Dec 2014 18:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[31st Annual GreenThumb GrowTogether]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/21/31st-annual-greenthumb-growtogether http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/21/31st-annual-greenthumb-growtogether Date: March 21, 2015

You are invited on March 21st to join thousands of community gardeners and greening professionals from all over New York City for a day of learning, sharing, networking and greening inspiration at the 31st Annual GreenThumb GrowTogether! Please pass this information out to the rest of your garden group and anyone else who might be interested. This year’s conference features favorite workshops from past years, as well as exciting new ones, including many hands on workshops for youth gardeners.

Pre-registration has closed, please register at the event.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 788-8070

Location: Hostos Community College

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2015-03-21 2015-03-21 9:00 am 4:00 pm 40.8176, -73.9277 Thu, 19 Mar 2015 13:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: The Lives of Hamilton Fish Art Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/21/arts-culture-fun-the-lives-of-hamilton-fish-art-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/21/arts-culture-fun-the-lives-of-hamilton-fish-art-exhibition Date: March 21, 2015

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

The Arts, Culture & Fun series presents The Lives of Hamilton Fish.

- Art Exhibit March 2 - 31, 2015

- Film Screening March 28, 2015

On January 16, 1936 the deaths of two famous men were printed on the front page of the Peekskill Evening Star. The two men shared the name Hamilton Fish. One was a notorious killer Hamilton "Albert" Fish and the other, Hamilton Fish II, a beloved statesman. This coincidence was discovered by artist Rachel Mason who was inspired to create an opera and feature film called The Lives of Hamilton Fish.

Scenes in the film were shot at historic sites in New York State and amazingly, The Hamilton Fish Recreation Center was completed in 1936, the same year that the two men died. To coincide with the film's New York City debut which will happen in March 2015, The Hamilton Fish Recreation Center will present a special exhibition of Mason's storyboard sketches, props, paintings and research.

In addition to the exhibition, the center will host a screening on Saturday, March 28 at 3:00 p.m.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 387-7687

Location: Hamilton Fish Recreation Center

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2015-03-21 2015-03-21 9:00 am 4:00 pm 40.7198, -73.9818 Thu, 26 Feb 2015 17:00:07 EST
<![CDATA[Birding: Eagles]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/21/birding-eagles http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/21/birding-eagles Date: March 21, 2015

New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife. From falcons and salamanders, to deer and seals, wildlife viewing opportunities exist year-round in all of our parks and beaches.

Our Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in New York City. Witness the majesty of the American Bald Eagle as it soars over the Hudson River. Cold days are the best time to find these majestic birds, but as spring begins we may get lucky with a sighting.

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: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Payson Center (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2015-03-21 2015-03-21 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.8672, -73.9289 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55089c1a36e4e.jpg Wed, 06 May 2015 12:00:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Spring with a Walk at Conference House Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/21/celebrate-the-first-day-of-spring-with-a-walk-at-conference-house-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/21/celebrate-the-first-day-of-spring-with-a-walk-at-conference-house-park Date: March 21, 2015

Celebrate the first day of spring with a walk at Conference House Park. Explore the park's unique bluebelt and beach areas through a guided tour with the director of Conference House Park.

Learn why Conference House Park's wetlands and natural dunes are so important in protecting our coastal neighborhoods.

Afterwards families are invited to stay for the associated DEP Water Conservation Workshop program (Please see same day listing for more information).

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2015-03-21 2015-03-21 9:30 am 11:00 am 40.5026, -74.2518 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54f8a1270ea7d.jpg Wed, 18 Mar 2015 12:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts & Crafts and Games for Kids]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/21/artscraftsgame-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/21/artscraftsgame-day Date: March 21, 2015

Participants will enjoy arts & crafts, sand art, and different games. Appropriate for ages 5 and up.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-03-21 2015-03-21 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Tue, 20 Jan 2015 16:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Arts, Crafts, and Game Day with Princess for Lifetime]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/21/artscraftsgame-day-with-princess-for-lifetime http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/21/artscraftsgame-day-with-princess-for-lifetime Date: March 21, 2015

Participants will enjoy arts and crafts, as well as games and activities using sand art, paper crafts, and more.

Start time: 10:00 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 2015-03-21 2015-03-21 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:42 EST
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Oh, My! Orchid Prints]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/21/family-art-project-oh-my-orchid-prints http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/21/family-art-project-oh-my-orchid-prints Date: March 21, 2015

Observe the unusual shapes of the enchanting orchid flower.

Working with large pieces of construction paper, simple templates, and contrasting backgrounds, we’ll make simple, bold and brushy orchid-inspired prints that are easy for all!

Free, and admission to the grounds is free until noon.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-03-21 2015-03-21 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8987, -73.9125 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54f5e5dfa477b.jpg Thu, 05 Mar 2015 12:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[ESL Advanced Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/21/esl-advanced http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/21/esl-advanced Date: March 21, 2015

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-03-21 2015-03-21 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 19:00:08 EST
<![CDATA[The Orchid Show: Chandeliers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/21/the-orchid-show-chandeliers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/21/the-orchid-show-chandeliers Date: March 21, 2015

The elegance of the orchid in all its myriad forms returns to the New York Botanical Garden this year with an aerial display unlike any other.

Explore an expanded showcase of hanging designs inside the Haupt Conservatory before stepping outside to enjoy a complementary schedule of events and activities. Inspired dance performances, poetry, hands-on orchid care demonstrations, and shopping fill the daylight hours, while the return of our popular Orchid Evenings ensures many memorable celebrations after the sun has set.

Please note: The Garden is open year-round, Tuesday to Sunday, 10 a.m.–6 p.m. (Winter hours: 10 a.m.–5 p.m., mid January–February), and Monday April 6, 2015.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 817-8700

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2015-03-21 2015-03-21 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.8597, -73.8806 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54d10e3534a82.jpg Wed, 18 Mar 2015 12:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Tai Chi Chuan]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/21/tai-chi-chuan http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/21/tai-chi-chuan Date: March 21, 2015

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-03-21 2015-03-21 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.8991, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54f5ea58174f9.jpg Tue, 03 Mar 2015 19:00:08 EST
<![CDATA[Seasonal Explorers: Magical March]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/21/seasonal-explorers-magical-march http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/21/seasonal-explorers-magical-march Date: March 21, 2015

Celebrate the start of the spring season by joining the Greenbelt staff for some fun-filled activities, crafts, stories, and hikes (weather permitting). This mini-series will consist of three Saturdays morning sessions and are suitable for ages 5 to 7 years old, accompanied by a chaperone. Join us for one week or all three. Registration and pre-payment required.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 10:45 am

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2015-03-21 2015-03-21 10:00 am 10:45 am 40.5884, -74.1391 Wed, 18 Mar 2015 12:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC Body Sculpting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/21/shape-up-nyc-body-sculpting http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/21/shape-up-nyc-body-sculpting Date: March 21, 2015

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-03-21 2015-03-21 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:13 EST
<![CDATA[Pysanky Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/21/pysanky-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/21/pysanky-workshop Date: March 21, 2015

Learn the time-honored art of creating intricately patterned Ukrainian Easter eggs and make your own using a wax-resist technique at this hands-on workshop.

Hot wax and permanent dyes used; please dress accordingly. Age 14 and up. Bring a bag lunch, only light refreshments offered. Space is limited. Tickets may be purchased in advance at bpmm.org. Registration required 718.885.1461 or info@bpmm.org

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 885-1461

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2015-03-21 2015-03-21 11:00 am 3:30 pm 40.8719, -73.8055 Thu, 05 Mar 2015 12:00:07 EST
<![CDATA[Bronx Crime and Noir Writers Society Workshop Hosted By Charlie Vazquez]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/21/bronx-crime-and-noir-writers-society-workshop-with-charlie-vazquez http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/21/bronx-crime-and-noir-writers-society-workshop-with-charlie-vazquez Date: March 21, 2015

The Bronx Writers Center presents this exciting new gathering of crime and noir writers.

This casual writers' meeting will come together every third Saturday of each month to participate in writing prompts, readings, and critiques of these eternal, ever reinventing genres of fiction.

Start time: 11:00 am

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 2015-03-21 2015-03-21 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 05 Mar 2015 12:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Celebrate the ‘Flow’ of Spring with a DEP Water Conservation Workshop and Activity Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/21/celebrate-the-flow-of-spring-water-conservation-workshop-and-activity-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/21/celebrate-the-flow-of-spring-water-conservation-workshop-and-activity-day Date: March 21, 2015

RSVP is requested. Please call (718) 227-1463.

Through fun, hands-on projects, children and families will learn the importance of water conservation in the city, and what NYC Parks and NYC Environmental Protection are doing to protect New York City and make the city more resilient to future severe weather events.

Also, learn why Conference House Park's wetlands and natural dunes are so important in protecting our coastal neighborhoods.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2015-03-21 2015-03-21 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.5026, -74.2518 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54f899541e70e.jpg Wed, 18 Mar 2015 12:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Gardening Demo: Orchid Culture, a Close Up]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/21/gardening-demo-orchid-culture-a-close-up http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/21/gardening-demo-orchid-culture-a-close-up Date: March 21, 2015

If you have successfully grown one or more orchids and want to expand your understanding of these wonderful plants, then this program is for you!

Find out how to anticipate the needs of a plant by observing its morphology, or plant structure.

Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-03-21 2015-03-21 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.8987, -73.9125 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54f5e996c27a6.jpg Wed, 18 Mar 2015 13:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[ESL Intermediate Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/21/esl-intermediate http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/21/esl-intermediate Date: March 21, 2015

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

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-03-21 2015-03-21 11:30 am 12:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 19:00:10 EST
<![CDATA[Exhibit: Sacred to the Memory: The 150th Anniversary of the Death of Seabury Tredwell]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/21/exhibition-sacred-to-the-memory-the-150th-anniversary-of-the-death-of-seabury-tredwell http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/21/exhibition-sacred-to-the-memory-the-150th-anniversary-of-the-death-of-seabury-tredwell Date: March 21, 2015

This year marks the 150th anniversary of the death of Seabury Tredwell, the patriarch of the family who lived at 29 East 4th Street for nearly 100 years. Come pay your last respects as we celebrate the life (and commemorate the death) of one of New York’s oldest and most respected merchants.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 777-1089

Location: Merchant's House Museum

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M318 Merchant's House Museum 2015-03-21 2015-03-21 12:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.7277, -73.9923 Thu, 19 Feb 2015 18:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Introduction to Bird Watching]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/21/introduction-to-bird-watching http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/21/introduction-to-bird-watching Date: March 21, 2015

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

Led by the Brooklyn Bird Club.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-03-21 2015-03-21 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 Wed, 18 Mar 2015 13:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: The Ramble]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/21/central-park-tour-the-ramble http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/21/central-park-tour-the-ramble Date: March 21, 2015

Coined the "wild garden" by designer Frederick Law Olmsted, the Ramble offers visitors a tranquil spot to meander along winding paths and discover hidden forest gardens. Join us for a tour of this serene 36-acre woodland, led by Central Park Conservancy guides.

The tour route involves hills, stairs, wood-chipped trails, and uneven terrain. Tour starts at Belvedere Castle (mid-Park at 79th Street) ends at Oak Bridge (West Side of the Ramble between 77th and 78th Streets)

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

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Belvedere Castle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-03-21 2015-03-21 12:00 pm 1:30 pm 40.7793, -73.9691 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54f4d45eb8a3f.jpg Wed, 18 Mar 2015 13:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Citizenship Classes for Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/21/citizenship-classes-for-adults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/21/citizenship-classes-for-adults Date: March 21, 2015

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

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-03-21 2015-03-21 12:30 pm 1:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 19:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Fire Making Skills]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/21/fire-making-skills http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/21/fire-making-skills Date: March 21, 2015

Our Urban Park Rangers are skilled in the techniques and development of diverse outdoor skills Learn tips and tricks that will enhance your knowledge of the natural world, and might just save your life.

Fire is mankind's greatest discovery. Learn primitive and modern methods for making fire safely and responsibly while exploring the great outdoors. All programs are family friendly, but are recommended for ages 8 years and older.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Salt Marsh Nature Center (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2015-03-21 2015-03-21 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.6047, -73.9298 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55089cc2f2e04.JPG Wed, 06 May 2015 12:00:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Ranger's Choice Nature Photography Urban Parks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/21/rangers-choice-nature-photography-urban-parks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/21/rangers-choice-nature-photography-urban-parks Date: March 21, 2015

Each season we feature some of the Rangers' favorite Weekend Adventure experiences. Bring your camera and get inspired by the powerful images of urban parks in winter.

Registration is required. To register visit www.nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Wednesday, March 11th.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Astoria Park Lawn (in Astoria Park)

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Q004 Astoria Park 2015-03-21 2015-03-21 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.7787, -73.9231 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55089c6ddf9ab.jpg Wed, 06 May 2015 12:01:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Women's History Month: A Look at Bronx Women in the 17th and 18th Centuries]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/21/a-look-at-early-bronx-woman-free-public-lecture http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/21/a-look-at-early-bronx-woman-free-public-lecture Date: March 21, 2015

What we now know as the Bronx was an unnamed wilderness in the 1600s .

Courageous pioneers, both men and woman, settled here in a time of uncertainty. In celebration of Women’s History Month, Toby Z. Liederman, women’s advocate and coordinator of Anne Hutchinson annual events, will provide a brief story of the women who settled here in the 17th and 18th centuries with their families.

Guests are encouraged to share their own accounts about women in Bronx History.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 881-8900

Location: The Bronx County Archives

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2015-03-21 2015-03-21 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.8784, -73.8797 Wed, 18 Feb 2015 18:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Art Workshop and Portfolio Review]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/21/art-workshop-and-portfolio-review http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/21/art-workshop-and-portfolio-review Date: March 21, 2015

Bronx Heroes artist Chris Ducket offers this workshop for teens and young adults.

Bring your portfolio for review and advice by comic book and illustrator professionals in the comic book industry.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-03-21 2015-03-21 1:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 05 Mar 2015 12:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Living with Urban Coyotes]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/21/living-with-urban-coyotes http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/21/living-with-urban-coyotes Date: March 21, 2015

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

Our Urban Park Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in the urban jungle. Learn about the basic biology of these super smart and energetic animals.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 548-0912

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2015-03-21 2015-03-21 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.8911, -73.894 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55089d3a81580.jpg Wed, 06 May 2015 12:01:23 EDT
<![CDATA[March Equinox Craft for Kids]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/21/march-equinox-craft-for-kids http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/21/march-equinox-craft-for-kids Date: March 21, 2015

While you enjoy a day at Queens Botanical Garden, be sure to bring the kids over to the QBG Craft Table where we'll be making botanically-themed items! While supplies last; limited to first 30 children.

Schools and groups, please contact schoolprograms@queensbotanical.org.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-03-21 2015-03-21 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54d11302e4618.jpg Wed, 18 Feb 2015 18:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Le Petit Zen Art - Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/21/le-petit-zen-artadults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/21/le-petit-zen-artadults Date: March 21, 2015

Participants (16 years old - adult) will create small works of art utilizing multiple mediums.

Works will be created on surfaces measuring 4"x6" or less, utilizing, both conventional and non-conventional materials.

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-03-21 2015-03-21 1:30 pm 3:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 04 Dec 2014 11:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Paper Arts & Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/21/paper-arts-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/21/paper-arts-crafts Date: March 21, 2015

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-03-21 2015-03-21 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 05 Mar 2015 12:00:07 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/21/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/21/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park Date: March 21, 2015

Visit some of the park's most famous landmarks, including Conservatory Water, Bethesda Terrace, and the Lake, on this east-to-west tour led by Central Park Conservancy guides.

The tour route involves a few stairs. Tour starts in front of the Samuel F. B. Morse statue (inside the Park at 72nd Street and Fifth Avenue), and ends at 72nd Street and Central Park West

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

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

Location: East 72 Street and Fifth Avenue (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-03-21 2015-03-21 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.7725, -73.967 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/538cbe0e4c275.jpg Tue, 03 Mar 2015 19:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Film Screening: Arise]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/21/film-screening-arise http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/21/film-screening-arise Date: March 21, 2015

Join us for a local Staten Island screening of the award-winning film, Arise.

Learn the stories of extraordinary women around the world who are working to heal the injustices against the earth. This event is part of the Greenbelt’s Greening the Globe Series, which includes a series of free events that celebrate women’s inspiring efforts towards creating sustainable communities.

Please register here for this event.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2015-03-21 2015-03-21 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.5026, -74.2518 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54db9d2cdacf2.jpg Wed, 06 May 2015 12:00:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Union Square: Crossroads of New York Walking Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/21/union-square-crossroads-of-new-york-walking-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/21/union-square-crossroads-of-new-york-walking-tour Date: March 21, 2015

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 517-1826

Location: Abraham Lincoln Statue (in Union Square Park)

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M089 Union Square Park 2015-03-21 2015-03-21 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.7363, -73.9901 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54cfe899a5d4d.jpg Tue, 14 Apr 2015 16:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Remembering Yesterday: Queens and Its World's Fairs]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/21/remembering-yesterday-queens-and-its-worlds-fairs http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/21/remembering-yesterday-queens-and-its-worlds-fairs Date: March 21, 2015

Remembering is both a collective and a personal activity. In this exhibition, both are on display in relation to two World’s Fairs that took place in Flushing, Queens in 1939/40 and 1964/65. Within this exhibition, collective memory is represented by shared experiences of the Fairs and personal memory by the memorabilia drawn from the collections of people who attended and fondly recall the Fairs. While these Fairs were global in scope, their attendees were overwhelmingly local, many residing in Queens. All items on display in the exhibition have either been donated or loaned to the Queens Historical Society by those residents of Queens who attended the Fairs.

Open Tuesdays, Saturdays and Sundays, 2:30 – 4:30 pm. Through May 31, 2015.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 939-0647

Location: Kingsland Homestead (in Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech)

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Q022 Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech 2015-03-21 2015-03-21 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.7637, -73.824 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/539f45af106a7.jpg Fri, 17 Apr 2015 17:00:13 EDT
<![CDATA[Owl Prowl]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/21/owl-prowl http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/21/owl-prowl Date: March 21, 2015

Join naturalist Debbie Becker to look for nature's most exclusive and elusive avian creatures—owls.

We’ll scan the shores of the lagoon for snowy owls, the lower woodlands for barred owls, the small pines for saw whets, and the white pine grove for long-eared owls. What better way to spend the first full day of spring?

Registration is requested at (718) 885-1461 or info@bpmm.org.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 885.1461

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2015-03-21 2015-03-21 4:00 pm 5:30 pm 40.8719, -73.8055 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54f8881a020b3.jpg Wed, 18 Mar 2015 12:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[The Night Sky]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/21/the-night-sky http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/21/the-night-sky Date: March 21, 2015

Our Urban Park Rangers will be your guides to the solar system, discussing the science, history, and folklore of the universe.

Night Sky programs highlight the history and folklore of the solar system, using the naked eye to locate stars and planets.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2015-03-21 2015-03-21 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.5026, -74.2518 Wed, 06 May 2015 12:02:22 EDT
<![CDATA[2014 Emerging Artist Fellowship Exhibition at Socrates Sculpture Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/22/eaf14-2014-emerging-artist-fellowship-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/22/eaf14-2014-emerging-artist-fellowship-exhibition Date: March 22, 2015

The annual Emerging Artist Fellowship (EAF) Exhibition is a cornerstone of Socrates Sculpture Park’s visual arts programming and is widely acclaimed for the ambition, breadth, and innovation of the works on view. Featuring fifteen artists, EAF14 is a survey of the compelling and diverse state of sculpture today.

Each EAF14 artist has engaged with the larger narrative of public space in a dynamic and daring way, building upon Socrates Sculpture Park’s goal to present socially aware, inspiring art in the public realm. EAF14 artists were selected through a highly competitive process that attracted a broad field of nearly 300 candidates, reviewed by the park’s curatorial advisors Anne Barlow (Executive Director, Art in General) and Joe Sheftel (Joe Sheftel Gallery, New York). Selected EAF14 artists were awarded a 2014 Emerging Artist Fellowship, including 24/7 access to the park’s outdoor studio and facilities, as well as the financial, technical, and curatorial support to realize his or her most ambitious work possible.

Image credit: Jordan Griska. Dolos. 2014 Emerging Artist Fellowship Exhibition, Socrates Sculpture Park (Queens, 2014). Photo: Nate Dorr.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: Katie Denny Horowitz

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2015-03-22 2015-03-22 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7687, -73.9369 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54b55480939aa.JPG Tue, 13 Jan 2015 18:00:15 EST
<![CDATA[Art In the Garden: Paul Lin & Botanical Therapeutic Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/22/art-in-the-garden-paul-lin-botanical-therapeutic-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/22/art-in-the-garden-paul-lin-botanical-therapeutic-art Date: March 22, 2015

Blending fine art and traditional crafts, Lin explores natural materials, transforming them into stunning landscapes and portraits. Watch for news about an art workshop and closing reception in the Spring Calendar and on our website

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-03-22 2015-03-22 9:00 am 4:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Mon, 15 Dec 2014 18:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[The Orchid Show: Chandeliers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/22/the-orchid-show-chandeliers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/22/the-orchid-show-chandeliers Date: March 22, 2015

The elegance of the orchid in all its myriad forms returns to the New York Botanical Garden this year with an aerial display unlike any other.

Explore an expanded showcase of hanging designs inside the Haupt Conservatory before stepping outside to enjoy a complementary schedule of events and activities. Inspired dance performances, poetry, hands-on orchid care demonstrations, and shopping fill the daylight hours, while the return of our popular Orchid Evenings ensures many memorable celebrations after the sun has set.

Please note: The Garden is open year-round, Tuesday to Sunday, 10 a.m.–6 p.m. (Winter hours: 10 a.m.–5 p.m., mid January–February), and Monday April 6, 2015.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 817-8700

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2015-03-22 2015-03-22 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.8597, -73.8806 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54d10e3534a82.jpg Wed, 18 Mar 2015 12:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[March for the Earth]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/22/march-for-the-earth http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/22/march-for-the-earth Date: March 22, 2015

Celebrate the vernal equinox - historical Earth Day - by joining QBG and other community groups for a day of volunteering and unity at Queens Botanical Garden, followed by a festive march to the Flushing Meadows-Corona Park Unisphere.

Individuals and groups are welcome to volunteer. Advanced registration is required. Please register here.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-03-22 2015-03-22 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54d12f16f31ac.jpg Thu, 19 Mar 2015 13:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park: Ramble Discovery Walk for Families]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/22/central-park-discovery-walk-for-families http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/22/central-park-discovery-walk-for-families Date: March 22, 2015

Bring your family for a guided discovery walk through Central Park's Ramble and take part in hands-on exploration led by Central Park Conservancy educators and Discovery Guides.

Families only; Ages 5+. Maximum of three children per parent or guardian. No groups, please. Space is limited; pre-registration required. Please arrive at Belvedere Castle 15 minutes before the start of the Discovery Walk to allow time for check in and to pick up Discovery Kits.

Programs take place rain or shine, except in extreme weather conditions.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0210

Location: Belvedere Castle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-03-22 2015-03-22 10:00 am 11:30 pm 40.7793, -73.9691 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54f9f25e80930.jpg Wed, 18 Mar 2015 13:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Oh, My! Orchid Prints]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/22/family-art-project-oh-my-orchid-prints http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/22/family-art-project-oh-my-orchid-prints Date: March 22, 2015

Observe the unusual shapes of the enchanting orchid flower.

Working with large pieces of construction paper, simple templates and contrasting backgrounds, we’ll make simple, bold and brushy orchid-inspired prints that are easy for all!

Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-03-22 2015-03-22 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8987, -73.9125 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54f5e60c7d0b6.jpg Thu, 05 Mar 2015 12:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Hatha Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/22/hatha-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/22/hatha-yoga Date: March 22, 2015

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:15 am

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-03-22 2015-03-22 10:00 am 11:15 am 40.8991, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54f5ead97cbbb.jpg Tue, 03 Mar 2015 19:00:07 EST
<![CDATA[Youth Wheelchair Basketball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/22/youth-wheelchair-basketball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/22/youth-wheelchair-basketball Date: March 22, 2015

NYC Parks' Chelsea Recreation Center is starting a new sports program for children with physical disabilities ages 6-21. Come out and learn to play wheelchair basketball with the New York Rollin' Fury! There are sportschairs available for use at Chelsea Recreation Center, if needed.

For more information, contact Emmanuel Diaz at Emmanuel.Diaz@parks.nyc.gov or (212) 255-3705.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 255-3705

Location: Chelsea Recreation Center

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M260 Chelsea Recreation Center 2015-03-22 2015-03-22 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.7483, -74.0022 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:57 EST
<![CDATA[Fundamentals of Photography Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/22/fundamentals-of-photography-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/22/fundamentals-of-photography-workshop Date: March 22, 2015

Learn digital photography and leave with some great photos!

This workshop will cover shutter speed, aperture, ISO, and the basic technical aspects of taking better photos. Individualized instruction will be given during an in-class shooting assignment following the presentation.

Instructor: Robert Catalano, Gateway Photographers of Staten Island. RSVP at (718) 816-4506 x10 or info@aliceausten.org.

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-4506 x10

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

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R117 Alice Austen Park 2015-03-22 2015-03-22 11:30 am 1:30 pm 40.6146, -74.0631 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54f88ddbd3fd2.jpg Thu, 05 Mar 2015 13:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Meditation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/22/meditation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/22/meditation Date: March 22, 2015

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

Start time: 11:45 am

End time: 12:45 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-03-22 2015-03-22 11:45 am 12:45 pm 40.8991, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54f5ec1d7f5e9.jpg Wed, 04 Mar 2015 18:00:08 EST
<![CDATA[Exhibit: Sacred to the Memory: The 150th Anniversary of the Death of Seabury Tredwell]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/22/exhibition-sacred-to-the-memory-the-150th-anniversary-of-the-death-of-seabury-tredwell http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/22/exhibition-sacred-to-the-memory-the-150th-anniversary-of-the-death-of-seabury-tredwell Date: March 22, 2015

This year marks the 150th anniversary of the death of Seabury Tredwell, the patriarch of the family who lived at 29 East 4th Street for nearly 100 years. Come pay your last respects as we celebrate the life (and commemorate the death) of one of New York’s oldest and most respected merchants.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 777-1089

Location: Merchant's House Museum

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M318 Merchant's House Museum 2015-03-22 2015-03-22 12:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.7277, -73.9923 Thu, 19 Feb 2015 18:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Mid-Park Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/22/central-park-tour-midpark-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/22/central-park-tour-midpark-welcome-tour Date: March 22, 2015

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 12:45 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Alexander von Humboldt statue (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-03-22 2015-03-22 12:00 pm 12:45 pm 40.7794, -73.9734 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54f4d377557ce.jpg Wed, 04 Mar 2015 17:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Historic New York: Nature and Design]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/22/historic-new-york-nature-and-design http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/22/historic-new-york-nature-and-design Date: March 22, 2015

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

Enjoy transversing the trails of Prospect Park as you learn more about the work of Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux, who considered this park to be their highest achievement and perfect park.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Grand Army Plaza Arch (in Grand Army Plaza)

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B040 Grand Army Plaza 2015-03-22 2015-03-22 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.6729, -73.9698 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55089da67a72c.jpg Wed, 06 May 2015 12:01:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Wave Hill Garden Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/22/garden-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/22/garden-highlights-walk Date: March 22, 2015

Join us for an hour-long tour of seasonal garden highlights. Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-03-22 2015-03-22 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.8991, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54f5e769d6d7d.jpg Wed, 18 Mar 2015 13:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/22/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/22/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: March 22, 2015

Some of New York’s most iconic sights are found in Central Park, including the fountain at Bethesda Terrace and Bow Bridge. Join Central Park Conservancy guides for an insider’s look at the world’s greatest urban park.

The tour route involves a few stairs. Tour starts and ends at the Dairy Visitor Center (mid-Park at 65th Street)

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

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

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2015-03-22 2015-03-22 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.7691, -73.9741 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54f4c4817dbd5.jpg Tue, 03 Mar 2015 19:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Under the Microscope: Fur, Feathers, and Fingernails]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/22/under-the-microscope-fur-feathers-and-fingernails http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/22/under-the-microscope-fur-feathers-and-fingernails Date: March 22, 2015

Looking up close, we discover that there is so much more to nature than first meets the eye.

Take a closer look at specimens of birds, reptiles, and mammals to compare how they are different and yet surprisingly the same. Weather permitting, we will take a short walk through the early spring forest to collect samples of things that strike our fancy and warrant further investigation up close.

This program is suitable for ages 8 and up. Registration is required.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-4050

Location: 200 Nevada Avenue (in High Rock Park)

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R088 High Rock Park 2015-03-22 2015-03-22 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.5845, -74.1251 Wed, 18 Feb 2015 18:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[QBG Craft Table at The Shops at Skyview Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/22/qbg-craft-table-at-the-shops-at-skyview-center http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/22/qbg-craft-table-at-the-shops-at-skyview-center Date: March 22, 2015

Join Queens Botanical Garden on Level B where they will be making a fashionable bracelet using materials that come from plants!

Supplies are limited and times/location are subject to change

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Shops at SkyView Center

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2015-03-22 2015-03-22 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7578, -73.8347 Wed, 18 Feb 2015 18:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Remembering Yesterday: Queens and Its World's Fairs]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/22/remembering-yesterday-queens-and-its-worlds-fairs http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/22/remembering-yesterday-queens-and-its-worlds-fairs Date: March 22, 2015

Remembering is both a collective and a personal activity. In this exhibition, both are on display in relation to two World’s Fairs that took place in Flushing, Queens in 1939/40 and 1964/65. Within this exhibition, collective memory is represented by shared experiences of the Fairs and personal memory by the memorabilia drawn from the collections of people who attended and fondly recall the Fairs. While these Fairs were global in scope, their attendees were overwhelmingly local, many residing in Queens. All items on display in the exhibition have either been donated or loaned to the Queens Historical Society by those residents of Queens who attended the Fairs.

Open Tuesdays, Saturdays and Sundays, 2:30 – 4:30 pm. Through May 31, 2015.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 939-0647

Location: Kingsland Homestead (in Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech)

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Q022 Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech 2015-03-22 2015-03-22 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.7637, -73.824 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/539f45af106a7.jpg Fri, 17 Apr 2015 17:00:13 EDT
<![CDATA[Film Screening: The World of Tomorrow]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/22/film-screening-the-world-of-tomorrow http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/22/film-screening-the-world-of-tomorrow Date: March 22, 2015

The World of Tomorrow is a feature documentary that looks at the great 1939 New York World’s Fair. Five years in the making, this critically acclaimed film uses home movies, newsreels, industrial and promotional films, cartoons, still photographs and other vintage graphics to study the Art Deco extravaganaza that was the World’s Fair.

Since the whole Fair offered a look at Tomorrow and then documented that effort on film, The World of Tomorrow also offers a look back into the future.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 939-0647

Location: Kingsland Homestead

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2015-03-22 2015-03-22 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.7637, -73.824 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54a19d13e6a5a.jpg Tue, 06 Jan 2015 17:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Art In the Garden: Paul Lin & Botanical Therapeutic Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/23/art-in-the-garden-paul-lin-botanical-therapeutic-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/23/art-in-the-garden-paul-lin-botanical-therapeutic-art Date: March 23, 2015

Blending fine art and traditional crafts, Lin explores natural materials, transforming them into stunning landscapes and portraits. Watch for news about an art workshop and closing reception in the Spring Calendar and on our website

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-03-23 2015-03-23 9:00 am 4:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Mon, 15 Dec 2014 18:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: The Lives of Hamilton Fish Art Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/23/arts-culture-fun-the-lives-of-hamilton-fish-art-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/23/arts-culture-fun-the-lives-of-hamilton-fish-art-exhibition Date: March 23, 2015

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

The Arts, Culture & Fun series presents The Lives of Hamilton Fish.

- Art Exhibit March 2 - 31, 2015

- Film Screening March 28, 2015

On January 16, 1936 the deaths of two famous men were printed on the front page of the Peekskill Evening Star. The two men shared the name Hamilton Fish. One was a notorious killer Hamilton "Albert" Fish and the other, Hamilton Fish II, a beloved statesman. This coincidence was discovered by artist Rachel Mason who was inspired to create an opera and feature film called The Lives of Hamilton Fish.

Scenes in the film were shot at historic sites in New York State and amazingly, The Hamilton Fish Recreation Center was completed in 1936, the same year that the two men died. To coincide with the film's New York City debut which will happen in March 2015, The Hamilton Fish Recreation Center will present a special exhibition of Mason's storyboard sketches, props, paintings and research.

In addition to the exhibition, the center will host a screening on Saturday, March 28 at 3:00 p.m.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 387-7687

Location: Hamilton Fish Recreation Center

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2015-03-23 2015-03-23 9:00 am 9:00 pm 40.7198, -73.9818 Thu, 26 Feb 2015 17:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Art Exhibit: Conserving Our City of Nature: The Artwork of Alan Messer]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/23/exhibition-conserving-our-city-of-nature-the-artwork-of-alan-messer http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/23/exhibition-conserving-our-city-of-nature-the-artwork-of-alan-messer Date: March 23, 2015

Many New Yorkers are unaware of the 350 species of wild birds—almost a third of all bird species in North America—that live in or pass through New York City each year. Artist Alan Messer skillfully captures many, from exquisite migrating blackburnian warblers in Central Park’s ramble to a Northern Harrier scanning the vast marshes of Jamaica Bay. Conserving Our City of Nature: The Artwork of Alan Messer presented by NYC Audubon reveals over 30 of Messer’s detailed paintings, illustrations, and field sketches of New York City's avian wildlife and habitats, offering a view of NYC Audubon's conservation mission through an artistic eye.

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 2015-03-23 2015-03-23 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54da6b97eadaf.jpg Tue, 17 Feb 2015 19:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Native Ensemble: Artists Chronicle Staten Island's Natural Spaces]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/23/native-ensemble-artists-chronicle-staten-islands-natural-spaces http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/23/native-ensemble-artists-chronicle-staten-islands-natural-spaces Date: March 23, 2015

NYC Parks is pleased to present the exhibition: “Native Ensemble: Artists Chronicle Staten Island’s Natural Spaces”, featuring local Staten Island artists that will run from February 13 – March 29, 2015, with an opening reception on Thursday, February 12th from 7-9 p.m. in the Lenape Gallery at the Conference House Park Visitor Center. The exhibition is curated by Sarah Yuster.

The eight artists featured in the show: David DiLillo, Ann Marie McDonnell, Michael McWeeney, Gail Middleton, Bill Murphy, Kristi Pfister, Melissa West and Sarah Yuster will present inspired 2-D and 3-D works created in a variety of art mediums that explore Staten Island’s natural elements and open spaces in conventional and unconventional techniques. Allusions to the human narrative in these works give way in an effort to shape the poetic and elusive concept of time and nature.

Lenape Gallery hours are Tuesday – Friday 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., and Saturday, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. For additional information please contact Frank Gessner at (718) 227-1463.

Image: Gail Middleton, Raritan Bay: View from the Conference House

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2015-03-23 2015-03-23 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.5026, -74.2518 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54ca6156371aa.jpg Tue, 10 Feb 2015 11:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Exhibit: Sacred to the Memory: The 150th Anniversary of the Death of Seabury Tredwell]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/23/exhibition-sacred-to-the-memory-the-150th-anniversary-of-the-death-of-seabury-tredwell http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/23/exhibition-sacred-to-the-memory-the-150th-anniversary-of-the-death-of-seabury-tredwell Date: March 23, 2015

This year marks the 150th anniversary of the death of Seabury Tredwell, the patriarch of the family who lived at 29 East 4th Street for nearly 100 years. Come pay your last respects as we celebrate the life (and commemorate the death) of one of New York’s oldest and most respected merchants.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 777-1089

Location: Merchant's House Museum

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M318 Merchant's House Museum 2015-03-23 2015-03-23 12:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.7277, -73.9923 Thu, 19 Feb 2015 18:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Adapted Swim Program for People with Disabilities at Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/23/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/23/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities Date: March 23, 2015

The Adapted Aquatics program offers aquatic exercise therapy that ranges from gentle water walking to aerobic-type exercise which improves range of motion, felxibility, mobilty, muscle tone, coordination, focus and strength. It also offers swim instruction that focuses on becoming comfortable in the water and learning basic swimming and safety skills.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 760-6969 ext. 0

Location: Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center

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M063 Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center 2015-03-23 2015-03-23 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.7715, -73.9885 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:18 EST
<![CDATA[Sit Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/23/sit-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/23/sit-aerobics Date: March 23, 2015

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: 2:15 pm

End time: 3:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 387-7687

Location: Hamilton Fish Recreation Center (in Hamilton Fish Park)

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M033 Hamilton Fish Park 2015-03-23 2015-03-23 2:15 pm 3:15 pm 40.7198, -73.9818 Tue, 28 Apr 2015 16:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/24/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/24/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park2 Date: March 24, 2015

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

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

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

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

Please note: Fitness programs are canceled if the weather is lower than 20 degrees and when there are icy conditions. Saturday morning walks begin at 8:30 a.m.

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 2015-03-24 2015-03-24 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.8606, -73.9338 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5395c8d750ccf.jpg Fri, 13 Mar 2015 11:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Latinos In Comics Exhibiton]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/24/latinos-in-comics-exhibiton http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/24/latinos-in-comics-exhibiton Date: March 24, 2015

Over fifty pieces of work by Latinos in the comic book industry will be on display at the Poe Park Visitor Center.

This group has a huge following in the world of Comic Con and cosplay. The exhibit, curated by Ray Felix of the Bronx Heroes Comic Con, features daily screenings of Zorro films from the golden age serials to the contemporaty silver screen.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-03-24 2015-03-24 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54f750e602955.jpg Mon, 23 Mar 2015 14:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Tai Chi for Beginners]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/24/tai-chi-for-beginners http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/24/tai-chi-for-beginners Date: March 24, 2015

Learn basic movements and Tai Chi moves that will improve your balance.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-03-24 2015-03-24 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 12 Mar 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Art In the Garden: Paul Lin & Botanical Therapeutic Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/24/art-in-the-garden-paul-lin-botanical-therapeutic-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/24/art-in-the-garden-paul-lin-botanical-therapeutic-art Date: March 24, 2015

Blending fine art and traditional crafts, Lin explores natural materials, transforming them into stunning landscapes and portraits. Watch for news about an art workshop and closing reception in the Spring Calendar and on our website

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-03-24 2015-03-24 9:00 am 4:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Mon, 15 Dec 2014 18:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: The Lives of Hamilton Fish Art Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/24/arts-culture-fun-the-lives-of-hamilton-fish-art-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/24/arts-culture-fun-the-lives-of-hamilton-fish-art-exhibition Date: March 24, 2015

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

The Arts, Culture & Fun series presents The Lives of Hamilton Fish.

- Art Exhibit March 2 - 31, 2015

- Film Screening March 28, 2015

On January 16, 1936 the deaths of two famous men were printed on the front page of the Peekskill Evening Star. The two men shared the name Hamilton Fish. One was a notorious killer Hamilton "Albert" Fish and the other, Hamilton Fish II, a beloved statesman. This coincidence was discovered by artist Rachel Mason who was inspired to create an opera and feature film called The Lives of Hamilton Fish.

Scenes in the film were shot at historic sites in New York State and amazingly, The Hamilton Fish Recreation Center was completed in 1936, the same year that the two men died. To coincide with the film's New York City debut which will happen in March 2015, The Hamilton Fish Recreation Center will present a special exhibition of Mason's storyboard sketches, props, paintings and research.

In addition to the exhibition, the center will host a screening on Saturday, March 28 at 3:00 p.m.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 387-7687

Location: Hamilton Fish Recreation Center

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2015-03-24 2015-03-24 9:00 am 9:00 pm 40.7198, -73.9818 Thu, 26 Feb 2015 17:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Art Exhibit: Conserving Our City of Nature: The Artwork of Alan Messer]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/24/exhibition-conserving-our-city-of-nature-the-artwork-of-alan-messer http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/24/exhibition-conserving-our-city-of-nature-the-artwork-of-alan-messer Date: March 24, 2015

Many New Yorkers are unaware of the 350 species of wild birds—almost a third of all bird species in North America—that live in or pass through New York City each year. Artist Alan Messer skillfully captures many, from exquisite migrating blackburnian warblers in Central Park’s ramble to a Northern Harrier scanning the vast marshes of Jamaica Bay. Conserving Our City of Nature: The Artwork of Alan Messer presented by NYC Audubon reveals over 30 of Messer’s detailed paintings, illustrations, and field sketches of New York City's avian wildlife and habitats, offering a view of NYC Audubon's conservation mission through an artistic eye.

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 2015-03-24 2015-03-24 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54da6b97eadaf.jpg Tue, 17 Feb 2015 19:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Join The Battery Conservancy as a Horticulture Volunteer!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/24/join-the-battery-conservancy-as-a-horticulture-volunteer http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/24/join-the-battery-conservancy-as-a-horticulture-volunteer Date: March 24, 2015

Join the Battery Conservancy as a horticulture volunteer!

Looking for gardening experience in one of New York City's most unique and dynamic downtown parks? Want to strengthen your foundation in horticultural practices and develop new skills? Get your hands dirty with The Battery Conservancy's Horticulture team! In its 25 acres, The Battery boasts 92,000 square feet of gardens, all designed by renowned Dutch garden designer Piet Oudolf. Through preservation and the use of native plants, sustainable plant selections and growing methods, the Conservancy has made a strong commitment to environmental conservation.

Volunteer Description

The Battery Conservancy seeks volunteers for maintenance of plant beds. Activities include raking, weeding, and planting; path maintenance; and other seasonally appropriate horticulture projects. Volunteers should be in good physical condition, and enjoy working outdoors. Basic horticulture skills are a plus, but not required. For more information, visit http://www.thebattery.org/volunteer.

Sign up is required.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Playground (in Battery Park)

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M005 Battery Park 2015-03-24 2015-03-24 9:30 am 12:00 pm 40.7029, -74.0157 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5511a3d5f11e0.jpg Fri, 03 Apr 2015 15:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Native Ensemble: Artists Chronicle Staten Island's Natural Spaces]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/24/native-ensemble-artists-chronicle-staten-islands-natural-spaces http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/24/native-ensemble-artists-chronicle-staten-islands-natural-spaces Date: March 24, 2015

NYC Parks is pleased to present the exhibition: “Native Ensemble: Artists Chronicle Staten Island’s Natural Spaces”, featuring local Staten Island artists that will run from February 13 – March 29, 2015, with an opening reception on Thursday, February 12th from 7-9 p.m. in the Lenape Gallery at the Conference House Park Visitor Center. The exhibition is curated by Sarah Yuster.

The eight artists featured in the show: David DiLillo, Ann Marie McDonnell, Michael McWeeney, Gail Middleton, Bill Murphy, Kristi Pfister, Melissa West and Sarah Yuster will present inspired 2-D and 3-D works created in a variety of art mediums that explore Staten Island’s natural elements and open spaces in conventional and unconventional techniques. Allusions to the human narrative in these works give way in an effort to shape the poetic and elusive concept of time and nature.

Lenape Gallery hours are Tuesday – Friday 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., and Saturday, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. For additional information please contact Frank Gessner at (718) 227-1463.

Image: Gail Middleton, Raritan Bay: View from the Conference House

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2015-03-24 2015-03-24 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.5026, -74.2518 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54ca6156371aa.jpg Tue, 10 Feb 2015 11:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[The Orchid Show: Chandeliers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/24/the-orchid-show-chandeliers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/24/the-orchid-show-chandeliers Date: March 24, 2015

The elegance of the orchid in all its myriad forms returns to the New York Botanical Garden this year with an aerial display unlike any other.

Explore an expanded showcase of hanging designs inside the Haupt Conservatory before stepping outside to enjoy a complementary schedule of events and activities. Inspired dance performances, poetry, hands-on orchid care demonstrations, and shopping fill the daylight hours, while the return of our popular Orchid Evenings ensures many memorable celebrations after the sun has set.

Please note: The Garden is open year-round, Tuesday to Sunday, 10 a.m.–6 p.m. (Winter hours: 10 a.m.–5 p.m., mid January–February), and Monday April 6, 2015.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 817-8700

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2015-03-24 2015-03-24 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.8597, -73.8806 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54d10e3534a82.jpg Wed, 18 Mar 2015 12:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Black and White Nature Photography Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/24/black-and-white-nature-photography-workshop-begins http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/24/black-and-white-nature-photography-workshop-begins Date: March 24, 2015

Photography’s origins began in black and white, with shades of gray.

With photographer Benjamin Swett, explore composition, light, and subject matter through this lens, and experiment with transforming digital color images back to black and white.

This six-session workshop continues March 24, 31 and April 7, 14, 21 and 28. Registration is required online at www.wavehill.org or onsite at the Perkins Visitor Center.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-03-24 2015-03-24 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8987, -73.9125 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54f5edfad06ca.jpg Thu, 05 Mar 2015 13:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Abs Workout]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/24/abs-work-out http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/24/abs-work-out Date: March 24, 2015

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 2015-03-24 2015-03-24 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:15 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Hallett Nature Sanctuary and the Pond]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/24/central-park-tour-hallett-nature-sanctuary-and-the-pond http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/24/central-park-tour-hallett-nature-sanctuary-and-the-pond Date: March 24, 2015

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

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2015-03-24 2015-03-24 12:00 pm 1:15 pm 40.7657, -73.9761 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54f4d65981f18.jpg Thu, 05 Mar 2015 12:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Meditation and Hatha Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/24/meditationtasha-valentin http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/24/meditationtasha-valentin Date: March 24, 2015

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. The focus of the class will be breathing, sound, and mindfullness.

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 2015-03-24 2015-03-24 1:00 pm 1:45 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:11 EST
<![CDATA[Le Petit Zen Art Workshop for Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/24/le-petit-zen-art-workshop-for-adults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/24/le-petit-zen-art-workshop-for-adults Date: March 24, 2015

Through drawings, paintings and other techniques, adult participants will create miniature works (4”x6” or less) of Zen art. The instructing artist Lucy Aponte will demonstrate how to create intricate, delicate works, using repeating, strokes and patterns, creating detailed miniature art for display at home. There will be very minimal use of color, for a more dramatic effect.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-03-24 2015-03-24 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:10 EST
<![CDATA[Remembering Yesterday: Queens and Its World's Fairs]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/24/remembering-yesterday-queens-and-its-worlds-fairs http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/24/remembering-yesterday-queens-and-its-worlds-fairs Date: March 24, 2015

Remembering is both a collective and a personal activity. In this exhibition, both are on display in relation to two World’s Fairs that took place in Flushing, Queens in 1939/40 and 1964/65. Within this exhibition, collective memory is represented by shared experiences of the Fairs and personal memory by the memorabilia drawn from the collections of people who attended and fondly recall the Fairs. While these Fairs were global in scope, their attendees were overwhelmingly local, many residing in Queens. All items on display in the exhibition have either been donated or loaned to the Queens Historical Society by those residents of Queens who attended the Fairs.

Open Tuesdays, Saturdays and Sundays, 2:30 – 4:30 pm. Through May 31, 2015.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 939-0647

Location: Kingsland Homestead (in Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech)

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Q022 Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech 2015-03-24 2015-03-24 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.7637, -73.824 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/539f45af106a7.jpg Fri, 17 Apr 2015 17:00:12 EDT
<![CDATA[GreenThumb Workshop: Water-Wise Gardening and Hydrants 101]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/24/greenthumb-workshop-waterwise-gardening-and-hydrants-101 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/24/greenthumb-workshop-waterwise-gardening-and-hydrants-101 Date: March 24, 2015

Come to this spring workshop to pick up essential tools for accessing water from the hydrant. GreenThumb gardens are given special permission from the Dept. of Environmental Protection to access hydrants for garden use. GreenThumb staff will go over permit procedures and any other questions you may have about the process. For groups who have already registered with DEP and obtained their permit for the season, you can bring a copy of it to have laminated for the garden.

*Please bring ID to enter the building.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 788-8070

Location: GreenThumb Office

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2015-03-24 2015-03-24 5:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.7138, -74.0054 Tue, 24 Mar 2015 16:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Brooklyn Nets Wheelchair Basketball Open Gym]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/24/brooklyn-nets-wheelchair-basketball-open-gym http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/24/brooklyn-nets-wheelchair-basketball-open-gym Date: March 24, 2015

This sport is similar to regular basketball but is played in a wheelchair. Participants must be physically disabled and able to play in a sports wheelchair. There are available sportschairs for use at the recreation center. This event is for adults and seniors.

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 2015-03-24 2015-03-24 7:45 pm 9:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8344 Tue, 28 Apr 2015 15:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Latinos In Comics Exhibiton]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/25/latinos-in-comics-exhibiton http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/25/latinos-in-comics-exhibiton Date: March 25, 2015

Over fifty pieces of work by Latinos in the comic book industry will be on display at the Poe Park Visitor Center.

This group has a huge following in the world of Comic Con and cosplay. The exhibit, curated by Ray Felix of the Bronx Heroes Comic Con, features daily screenings of Zorro films from the golden age serials to the contemporaty silver screen.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-03-25 2015-03-25 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54f750e602955.jpg Mon, 23 Mar 2015 14:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Art Exhibit: Conserving Our City of Nature: The Artwork of Alan Messer]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/25/exhibition-conserving-our-city-of-nature-the-artwork-of-alan-messer http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/25/exhibition-conserving-our-city-of-nature-the-artwork-of-alan-messer Date: March 25, 2015

Many New Yorkers are unaware of the 350 species of wild birds—almost a third of all bird species in North America—that live in or pass through New York City each year. Artist Alan Messer skillfully captures many, from exquisite migrating blackburnian warblers in Central Park’s ramble to a Northern Harrier scanning the vast marshes of Jamaica Bay. Conserving Our City of Nature: The Artwork of Alan Messer presented by NYC Audubon reveals over 30 of Messer’s detailed paintings, illustrations, and field sketches of New York City's avian wildlife and habitats, offering a view of NYC Audubon's conservation mission through an artistic eye.

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 2015-03-25 2015-03-25 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54da6b97eadaf.jpg Tue, 17 Feb 2015 19:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: The Lives of Hamilton Fish Art Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/25/arts-culture-fun-the-lives-of-hamilton-fish-art-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/25/arts-culture-fun-the-lives-of-hamilton-fish-art-exhibition Date: March 25, 2015

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

The Arts, Culture & Fun series presents The Lives of Hamilton Fish.

- Art Exhibit March 2 - 31, 2015

- Film Screening March 28, 2015

On January 16, 1936 the deaths of two famous men were printed on the front page of the Peekskill Evening Star. The two men shared the name Hamilton Fish. One was a notorious killer Hamilton "Albert" Fish and the other, Hamilton Fish II, a beloved statesman. This coincidence was discovered by artist Rachel Mason who was inspired to create an opera and feature film called The Lives of Hamilton Fish.

Scenes in the film were shot at historic sites in New York State and amazingly, The Hamilton Fish Recreation Center was completed in 1936, the same year that the two men died. To coincide with the film's New York City debut which will happen in March 2015, The Hamilton Fish Recreation Center will present a special exhibition of Mason's storyboard sketches, props, paintings and research.

In addition to the exhibition, the center will host a screening on Saturday, March 28 at 3:00 p.m.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 387-7687

Location: Hamilton Fish Recreation Center

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2015-03-25 2015-03-25 9:00 am 9:00 pm 40.7198, -73.9818 Thu, 26 Feb 2015 17:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Art In the Garden: Paul Lin & Botanical Therapeutic Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/25/art-in-the-garden-paul-lin-botanical-therapeutic-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/25/art-in-the-garden-paul-lin-botanical-therapeutic-art Date: March 25, 2015

Blending fine art and traditional crafts, Lin explores natural materials, transforming them into stunning landscapes and portraits. Watch for news about an art workshop and closing reception in the Spring Calendar and on our website

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-03-25 2015-03-25 9:00 am 4:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Mon, 15 Dec 2014 18:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Native Ensemble: Artists Chronicle Staten Island's Natural Spaces]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/25/native-ensemble-artists-chronicle-staten-islands-natural-spaces http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/25/native-ensemble-artists-chronicle-staten-islands-natural-spaces Date: March 25, 2015

NYC Parks is pleased to present the exhibition: “Native Ensemble: Artists Chronicle Staten Island’s Natural Spaces”, featuring local Staten Island artists that will run from February 13 – March 29, 2015, with an opening reception on Thursday, February 12th from 7-9 p.m. in the Lenape Gallery at the Conference House Park Visitor Center. The exhibition is curated by Sarah Yuster.

The eight artists featured in the show: David DiLillo, Ann Marie McDonnell, Michael McWeeney, Gail Middleton, Bill Murphy, Kristi Pfister, Melissa West and Sarah Yuster will present inspired 2-D and 3-D works created in a variety of art mediums that explore Staten Island’s natural elements and open spaces in conventional and unconventional techniques. Allusions to the human narrative in these works give way in an effort to shape the poetic and elusive concept of time and nature.

Lenape Gallery hours are Tuesday – Friday 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., and Saturday, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. For additional information please contact Frank Gessner at (718) 227-1463.

Image: Gail Middleton, Raritan Bay: View from the Conference House

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2015-03-25 2015-03-25 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.5026, -74.2518 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54ca6156371aa.jpg Tue, 10 Feb 2015 11:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Greenbelt Peepers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/25/greenbelt-peepers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/25/greenbelt-peepers Date: March 25, 2015

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 2-3 year olds and their caregiver. 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 2015-03-25 2015-03-25 10:00 am 10:45 am 40.5884, -74.1391 Fri, 19 Dec 2014 18:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[The Orchid Show: Chandeliers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/25/the-orchid-show-chandeliers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/25/the-orchid-show-chandeliers Date: March 25, 2015

The elegance of the orchid in all its myriad forms returns to the New York Botanical Garden this year with an aerial display unlike any other.

Explore an expanded showcase of hanging designs inside the Haupt Conservatory before stepping outside to enjoy a complementary schedule of events and activities. Inspired dance performances, poetry, hands-on orchid care demonstrations, and shopping fill the daylight hours, while the return of our popular Orchid Evenings ensures many memorable celebrations after the sun has set.

Please note: The Garden is open year-round, Tuesday to Sunday, 10 a.m.–6 p.m. (Winter hours: 10 a.m.–5 p.m., mid January–February), and Monday April 6, 2015.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 817-8700

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2015-03-25 2015-03-25 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.8597, -73.8806 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54d10e3534a82.jpg Wed, 18 Mar 2015 12:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Dancercise]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/25/dancercise http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/25/dancercise Date: March 25, 2015

Get in shape with dance moves while using weights.

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 2015-03-25 2015-03-25 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 18 Feb 2015 17:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/25/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/25/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour Date: March 25, 2015

Travel past the Pond and Gapstow Bridge, and on to the Dairy, with this tour of southern Park highlights led by Central Park Conservancy tour guides.

The tour route involves moderate inclines and some stairs. Tour starts inside the Park at 61st Street and Fifth Avenue

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 12:45 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

Location: Inside the Park at Fifth Avenue and 61st Street (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-03-25 2015-03-25 12:00 pm 12:45 pm 40.7655, -73.9722 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54f4c41408d16.jpg Mon, 02 Mar 2015 18:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Recycle-To-Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/25/recycletoart http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/25/recycletoart Date: March 25, 2015

Have fun turning discarded materials into usable works of art. Children under 10 years must be accompanied by an adult. Wear clothes that can get messy.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-03-25 2015-03-25 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:12 EST