NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2014 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://www.nycgovparks.org/sub_things_to_do/upcoming_events/events_search.php NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Mon, 21 Apr 2014 03:16:35 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[Healthy Relationships Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/05/healthy-relationships-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/05/healthy-relationships-workshop Date: February 5, 2014

Join us at an open forum to discuss attitudes about relationships and the connection to everyday issues.

Start time: 6:15 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 218-2380

Location: McCarren Play Center

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<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Yoga - Relax and Stretch]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/05/shape-up-nyc-yoga-relax-and-stretch http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/05/shape-up-nyc-yoga-relax-and-stretch Date: February 5, 2014

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

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

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: McDonald Park House (in McDonald Playground)

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<![CDATA[Mad. Sq. Art 2013: Giuseppe Penone: "Ideas of Stone (Idee di pietra)"]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/06/mad-sq-art-2013-l-giuseppe-penone-ideas-of-stone-idee-di-pietra http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/06/mad-sq-art-2013-l-giuseppe-penone-ideas-of-stone-idee-di-pietra Date: February 6, 2014

New York—Madison Square Park Conservancy’s Mad. Sq. Art announces a new sculptural installation for fall 2013 by renowned Italian artist Giuseppe Penone, consisting of three monumental, 30-foot tall bronze trees. Ideas of Stone, featuring Penone’s signature manipulation of the trees’ natural forms, will interact with Madison Square Park’s lush landscape to highlight the relationships amongst man, sculpture and nature. The installation will remain on view daily from September 26, 2013 through February 9, 2014 in Madison Square Park.

Throughout his 40-year career, Penone has employed natural materials and forms in an exploration of the contrasting and fundamental relationships between man and nature. Penone was a member of the Italian Arte Povera movement, which was comprised of artists who sought to dissolve divisions between art and life by using commonplace subjects and materials in their work. Trees as living sculpture is a recurring theme for Penone. He often manipulates these natural forms by twisting, deconstructing, hollowing, and uprooting the organic figures. He incorporates traces of fingerprints, nails, wires, carvings, and precariously placed boulders as remnant evidence of the sculptures’ manmade composition and the effect of human interaction with the natural world. Penone addresses concepts of weight, balance, and scale, while merging the manmade and the organic.

President of the Madison Square Park Conservancy, Debbie Landau comments: “With this, the Park’s twenty-sixth exhibition of outdoor sculpture, we are honored to present Giuseppe Penone, an esteemed artist of international stature. Penone’s work may be best-known to European audiences, and the opportunity to display his towering bronze trees in New York is a tribute to his unique vision which complements the natural environment of the Park’s foliage as the seasons transition from fall to winter.”

Artist Giuseppe Penone states: “It is with great anticipation that I have planned for the exhibition of my work in Madison Square Park. A tree summarizes in an exemplary way the contrast between two forces: the force of gravity and the weight of life we are part of. The need and the search for balance, which exists in every living being to counteract the force of gravity, is evident in every step and in every small action of our lives. It is a river stone that appears amid the branches of a tree. A stone suspended amid the branches of a tree, separated from the soil by a structure that is not land and is not air, a stone that lies between the force of gravity and the force of the attraction of light.”

- See more at: http://www.madisonsquarepark.org/things-to-do/calendar/mad-sq-art-giuseppe-penone#sthash.lBVaxX5M.dpuf

New York—Madison Square Park Conservancy’s Mad. Sq. Art announces a new sculptural installation for fall 2013 by renowned Italian artist Giuseppe Penone, consisting of three monumental, 30-foot tall bronze trees. Ideas of Stone, featuring Penone’s signature manipulation of the trees’ natural forms, will interact with Madison Square Park’s lush landscape to highlight the relationships amongst man, sculpture and nature. The installation will remain on view daily from September 26, 2013 through February 9, 2014 in Madison Square Park.

Throughout his 40-year career, Penone has employed natural materials and forms in an exploration of the contrasting and fundamental relationships between man and nature. Penone was a member of the Italian Arte Povera movement, which was comprised of artists who sought to dissolve divisions between art and life by using commonplace subjects and materials in their work. Trees as living sculpture is a recurring theme for Penone. He often manipulates these natural forms by twisting, deconstructing, hollowing, and uprooting the organic figures. He incorporates traces of fingerprints, nails, wires, carvings, and precariously placed boulders as remnant evidence of the sculptures’ manmade composition and the effect of human interaction with the natural world. Penone addresses concepts of weight, balance, and scale, while merging the manmade and the organic.

President of the Madison Square Park Conservancy, Debbie Landau comments: “With this, the Park’s twenty-sixth exhibition of outdoor sculpture, we are honored to present Giuseppe Penone, an esteemed artist of international stature. Penone’s work may be best-known to European audiences, and the opportunity to display his towering bronze trees in New York is a tribute to his unique vision which complements the natural environment of the Park’s foliage as the seasons transition from fall to winter.”

Artist Giuseppe Penone states: “It is with great anticipation that I have planned for the exhibition of my work in Madison Square Park. A tree summarizes in an exemplary way the contrast between two forces: the force of gravity and the weight of life we are part of. The need and the search for balance, which exists in every living being to counteract the force of gravity, is evident in every step and in every small action of our lives. It is a river stone that appears amid the branches of a tree. A stone suspended amid the branches of a tree, separated from the soil by a structure that is not land and is not air, a stone that lies between the force of gravity and the force of the attraction of light.”

- See more at: http://www.madisonsquarepark.org/things-to-do/calendar/mad-sq-art-giuseppe-penone#sthash.lBVaxX5M.dpufdfdf

New York—Madison Square Park Conservancy’s Mad. Sq. Art announces a new sculptural installation for fall 2013 by renowned Italian artist Giuseppe Penone, consisting of three monumental, 30-foot tall bronze trees. Ideas of Stone, featuring Penone’s signature manipulation of the trees’ natural forms, will interact with Madison Square Park’s lush landscape to highlight the relationships amongst man, sculpture and nature. The installation will remain on view daily from September 26, 2013 through February 9, 2014 in Madison Square Park.

Throughout his 40-year career, Penone has employed natural materials and forms in an exploration of the contrasting and fundamental relationships between man and nature. Penone was a member of the Italian Arte Povera movement, which was comprised of artists who sought to dissolve divisions between art and life by using commonplace subjects and materials in their work. Trees as living sculpture is a recurring theme for Penone. He often manipulates these natural forms by twisting, deconstructing, hollowing, and uprooting the organic figures. He incorporates traces of fingerprints, nails, wires, carvings, and precariously placed boulders as remnant evidence of the sculptures’ manmade composition and the effect of human interaction with the natural world. Penone addresses concepts of weight, balance, and scale, while merging the manmade and the organic.

President of the Madison Square Park Conservancy, Debbie Landau comments: “With this, the Park’s twenty-sixth exhibition of outdoor sculpture, we are honored to present Giuseppe Penone, an esteemed artist of international stature. Penone’s work may be best-known to European audiences, and the opportunity to display his towering bronze trees in New York is a tribute to his unique vision which complements the natural environment of the Park’s foliage as the seasons transition from fall to winter.”

Artist Giuseppe Penone states: “It is with great anticipation that I have planned for the exhibition of my work in Madison Square Park. A tree summarizes in an exemplary way the contrast between two forces: the force of gravity and the weight of life we are part of. The need and the search for balance, which exists in every living being to counteract the force of gravity, is evident in every step and in every small action of our lives. It is a river stone that appears amid the branches of a tree. A stone suspended amid the branches of a tree, separated from the soil by a structure that is not land and is not air, a stone that lies between the force of gravity and the force of the attraction of light.”

- See more at: http://www.madisonsquarepark.org/things-to-do/calendar/mad-sq-art-giuseppe-penone#sthash.lBVaxX5M.dpuf

New York—Madison Square Park Conservancy’s Mad. Sq. Art announces a new sculptural installation for fall 2013 by renowned Italian artist Giuseppe Penone, consisting of three monumental, 30-foot tall bronze trees. Ideas of Stone, featuring Penone’s signature manipulation of the trees’ natural forms, will interact with Madison Square Park’s lush landscape to highlight the relationships amongst man, sculpture and nature. The installation will remain on view daily from September 26, 2013 through February 9, 2014 in Madison Square Park.

Throughout his 40-year career, Penone has employed natural materials and forms in an exploration of the contrasting and fundamental relationships between man and nature. Penone was a member of the Italian Arte Povera movement, which was comprised of artists who sought to dissolve divisions between art and life by using commonplace subjects and materials in their work. Trees as living sculpture is a recurring theme for Penone. He often manipulates these natural forms by twisting, deconstructing, hollowing, and uprooting the organic figures. He incorporates traces of fingerprints, nails, wires, carvings, and precariously placed boulders as remnant evidence of the sculptures’ manmade composition and the effect of human interaction with the natural world. Penone addresses concepts of weight, balance, and scale, while merging the manmade and the organic.

President of the Madison Square Park Conservancy, Debbie Landau comments: “With this, the Park’s twenty-sixth exhibition of outdoor sculpture, we are honored to present Giuseppe Penone, an esteemed artist of international stature. Penone’s work may be best-known to European audiences, and the opportunity to display his towering bronze trees in New York is a tribute to his unique vision which complements the natural environment of the Park’s foliage as the seasons transition from fall to winter.”

Artist Giuseppe Penone states: “It is with great anticipation that I have planned for the exhibition of my work in Madison Square Park. A tree summarizes in an exemplary way the contrast between two forces: the force of gravity and the weight of life we are part of. The need and the search for balance, which exists in every living being to counteract the force of gravity, is evident in every step and in every small action of our lives. It is a river stone that appears amid the branches of a tree. A stone suspended amid the branches of a tree, separated from the soil by a structure that is not land and is not air, a stone that lies between the force of gravity and the force of the attraction of light.”

- See more at: http://www.madisonsquarepark.org/things-to-do/calendar/mad-sq-art-giuseppe-penone#sthash.lBVaxX5M.dpuf

Madison Square Park Conservancy’s Mad. Sq. Art's sculptural installation for fall 2013 is by renowned Italian artist Giuseppe Penone and consists of three monumental, 30-foot tall bronze trees. Ideas of Stone (Idee di pietra), featuring Penone’s signature manipulation of the trees’ natural forms, will interact with Madison Square Park’s lush landscape to highlight the relationships amongst man, sculpture and nature. The installation will remain on view daily from September 26, 2013 through February 9, 2014 in Madison Square Park.

Throughout his 40-year career, Penone has employed natural materials and forms in an exploration of the contrasting and fundamental relationships between man and nature. Penone was a member of the Italian Arte Povera movement, which was comprised of artists who sought to dissolve divisions between art and life by using commonplace subjects and materials in their work. Trees as living sculpture is a recurring theme for Penone. He often manipulates these natural forms by twisting, deconstructing, hollowing, and uprooting the organic figures. He incorporates traces of fingerprints, nails, wires, carvings, and precariously placed boulders as remnant evidence of the sculptures’ manmade composition and the effect of human interaction with the natural world. Penone addresses concepts of weight, balance, and scale, while merging the manmade and the organic.

Start time: 6:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Oval Lawn (in Madison Square Park)

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M052 Madison Square Park 2014-02-06 2014-02-06 6:00 am 40.7417, -73.988 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 23:16:38 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/06/my-morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/06/my-morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: February 6, 2014

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

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

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

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

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

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2014-02-06 2014-02-06 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.8606, -73.9338 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 23:16:38 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: “Get the Picture?”]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/06/art-in-the-garden-get-the-picture3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/06/art-in-the-garden-get-the-picture3 Date: February 6, 2014

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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<![CDATA[Whimsical Winter Wonderland exhibit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/06/whimsical-winter-wonderland-exhibit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/06/whimsical-winter-wonderland-exhibit Date: February 6, 2014

Sixteen emerging and established artists interpret a Whimsical Winter Wonderland.

These American and international artists’ works will charm and delight the spirit of the child or the child within.

Curated by Lucy Aponte and Laura Alvarez.

Due to popular demand, it has been extended to February 22, with the closing exhibition on that date, from 1:00 p.m.-3:30 p.m.

Please note: The gallery is closed on Sundays, Mondays and holidays.

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 2014-02-06 2014-02-06 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/529f4213e26e9.jpg Sun, 20 Apr 2014 23:16:38 EDT
<![CDATA[Arsenal Gallery Black History Month Exhibition: The March]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/06/arsenal-gallery-exhibtion-the-march1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/06/arsenal-gallery-exhibtion-the-march1 Date: February 6, 2014

In commemoration of Black History Month, the Arsenal Gallery is pleased to present The March, an exhibition that includes work from seventeen artists. Coordinated by NYC Parks’ Ebony Society, this exhibition reflects on the struggles and victories of the Civil Rights Movement past, present and future, as well as those individuals who have advanced the cause.

Artists include: Mitsuko Brooks, Gladys Carty, Tuwanda Harmon, Bill Howard, Nathaniel Ladson, Olga Matos-Castillo, Dionis Ortiz, Malcolm Pinckney, Ansel Pitcairn, Victor Polanco, Jake Seo, Christopher Spinelli, Dexter G. Stringfellow, Mario Tavarez, Alan J.P. Thompson, Quay Quinn Wolf, and Wayne Young.

Open Monday- Friday, 9:00 a.m. -5:00 p.m.

Admission is free, closed on holidays.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-02-06 2014-02-06 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 23:16:38 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Stretch, Tone and Balance]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/06/shape-up-nyc-stretch-tone-and-balance http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/06/shape-up-nyc-stretch-tone-and-balance Date: February 6, 2014

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: McDonald Park House (in McDonald Playground)

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R034 McDonald Playground 2014-02-06 2014-02-06 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.6291, -74.1155 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 23:16:38 EDT
<![CDATA[Close: A Journey in Scotland at The New York Botanical Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/06/close-a-journey-in-scotland-at-the-new-york-botanical-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/06/close-a-journey-in-scotland-at-the-new-york-botanical-garden Date: February 6, 2014

The word "close" is a traditional Scottish word that describes a landscape so inspirational that heaven seems closer to Earth in that place.

In 2004 when landscape photographer and journalist Allan Pollok-Morris learned that Little Sparta, a garden designed by Ian Hamilton Finlay, had been named the most important work of art in Scotland, he was inspired to travel throughout his home country in search of new works in landscape design and land art.

This exhibition documents Pollok-Morris's journey and celebrates the creations of many notable contemporary designers and artists working in the Scottish landscape. Through his documentary-style photographs, Pollok-Morris aims to capture "everyday" images of these landscapes from the point of view of those who envisioned and created them. The exhibition uses examples from all corners of the country to celebrate the important role of gardens and land art in international arts and culture.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 817-8700

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Stretching, Toning, Relaxation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/06/stretching-toning-relaxation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/06/stretching-toning-relaxation Date: February 6, 2014

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

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

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-02-06 2014-02-06 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 23:16:38 EDT
<![CDATA[Chair Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/06/chair-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/06/chair-yoga Date: February 6, 2014

A wonderful adaptation of the standard yoga sequence, Chair Yoga is done seated. For adults and seniors.

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

Start time: 10:15 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 242-5228

Location: Tony Dapolito Recreation Center

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M103 Tony Dapolito Recreation Center 2014-02-06 2014-02-06 10:15 am 11:00 am 40.7296, -74.0054 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 23:16:38 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Total Body Workout]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/06/shape-up-nyc-total-body-workout http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/06/shape-up-nyc-total-body-workout Date: February 6, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-3657

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

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X044 St. James Park 2014-02-06 2014-02-06 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.8647, -73.8992 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 23:16:38 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Cardio, Toning, and Stretching]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/06/shape-up-nyc-cardio-toning-and-stretching http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/06/shape-up-nyc-cardio-toning-and-stretching Date: February 6, 2014

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

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

Event is subject to change.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-02-06 2014-02-06 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5277fbf99dc4d.jpg Sun, 20 Apr 2014 23:16:38 EDT
<![CDATA[Conversational English]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/06/conversational-english http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/06/conversational-english Date: February 6, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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<![CDATA[Chair Fitness]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/06/chair-fitness http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/06/chair-fitness Date: February 6, 2014

The chair exercise program gives members the opportunity to add more movement and activity in their daily lives to improve health. For adults and seniors.

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 242-5228

Location: Tony Dapolito Recreation Center

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M103 Tony Dapolito Recreation Center 2014-02-06 2014-02-06 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7296, -74.0054 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 23:16:38 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/06/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/06/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour Date: February 6, 2014

Travel from Grand Army Plaza, past the Pond and Gapstow Bridge, and stop at the Dairy on this trip through the southern Park highlights.

Route involves moderate inclines and some stairs. 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 or heat index above 95 degrees).

Tour dates and times are subject to change without notice.

Note: Groups of seven or more must schedule a custom tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org or (212) 360-2726.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 12:45 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

Location: William Tecumseh Sherman Statue (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-02-06 2014-02-06 12:00 pm 12:45 pm 40.7646, -73.9731 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52a0f1200485b.jpg Sun, 20 Apr 2014 23:16:38 EDT
<![CDATA[Learn To Draw]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/06/learn-to-draw http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/06/learn-to-draw Date: February 6, 2014

Learn the basics of still life pencil drawing, including volume, tone, value and sketching. (Ages 10-adults).

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-02-06 2014-02-06 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 23:16:38 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Bootcamp]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/06/shape-up-nyc-bootcamp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/06/shape-up-nyc-bootcamp Date: February 6, 2014

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

Bootcamp is a total body workout that addresses muscle strength and endurance while keeping the heart rate up to burn calories and improve cardiovascular health.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: McDonald Park House (in McDonald Playground)

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R034 McDonald Playground 2014-02-06 2014-02-06 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.6291, -74.1155 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 23:16:38 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Preview Screening of The Trials of Muhammad Ali with Director Bill Siegel]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/06/arts-culture-fun-screening-of-the-trials-of-muhammad-ali http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/06/arts-culture-fun-screening-of-the-trials-of-muhammad-ali Date: February 6, 2014

Arts, Culture & Fun presents a special advanced screening of the film The Trials of Muhammad Ali. Meet the director, Bill Siegel!

The Trials of Muhammad Ali covers Ali's toughest bout: his battle to overturn the five-year prison sentence he received for refusing U.S. military service. The film explores Ali's exile years when he was banned from boxing and found himself in the crosshairs of conflicts concerning race, religion, and wartime dissent.

See the film before it airs on PBS! RSVP by emailing manhattan.acf@parks.nyc.gov or calling (212) 234-9607. Space is limited, so reserve early.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 234-9607

Location: Jackie Robinson Recreation Center (in Jackie Robinson Park)

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M014 Jackie Robinson Park 2014-02-06 2014-02-06 6:30 pm 8:00 pm 40.8242, -73.9425 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52d07c7ff0ca3.jpg Sun, 20 Apr 2014 23:16:38 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies at the Mansion: The Heiress]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/06/movies-at-the-mansion http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/06/movies-at-the-mansion Date: February 6, 2014

We celebrate romance in February with the screening of two star-crossed romantic movies in the double parlors. First up? The Heiress (1949, 115 mins.) starring Olivia de Havilland, Montgomery Clift, and Ralph Richardson, directed by William Wyler. Based on the 1880 novel Washington Square by Henry James.

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

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 885-1461

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2014-02-06 2014-02-06 7:00 pm 40.8705, -73.8109 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 23:16:38 EDT
<![CDATA[Rockaway Parks Conceptual Plan Public Meeting: Community Planning Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/06/rockaway-parks-conceptual-plan-public-meeting-community-planning-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/06/rockaway-parks-conceptual-plan-public-meeting-community-planning-workshop Date: February 6, 2014

We would like to invite you to a presentation and discussion of the Rockaway Conceptual Plan for the improvement of city parks across the Rockaway Peninsula.

NYC Parks, in collaboration with the NYC Economic Development Corporation and community partners, is developing the Rockaway Parks Conceptual Plan in order to guide future planning and funding efforts for parks. The upcoming meeting will review proposed final concept designs and cost estimates for priority projects developed following input from previous community meetings.

Come join the discussion with NYC Parks, the design consultants, and other community members to provide feedback on the proposed concept designs.

Please RSVP to Jonathan Matt by email Jonathan.Matt@parks.nyc.gov or by phone (718) 520-5939 with your full name, organization and email address.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 520-5939

Location: Knights of Columbus

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2014-02-06 2014-02-06 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.5887, -73.8153 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 23:16:38 EDT
<![CDATA[Mad. Sq. Art 2013: Giuseppe Penone: "Ideas of Stone (Idee di pietra)"]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/07/mad-sq-art-2013-l-giuseppe-penone-ideas-of-stone-idee-di-pietra http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/07/mad-sq-art-2013-l-giuseppe-penone-ideas-of-stone-idee-di-pietra Date: February 7, 2014

New York—Madison Square Park Conservancy’s Mad. Sq. Art announces a new sculptural installation for fall 2013 by renowned Italian artist Giuseppe Penone, consisting of three monumental, 30-foot tall bronze trees. Ideas of Stone, featuring Penone’s signature manipulation of the trees’ natural forms, will interact with Madison Square Park’s lush landscape to highlight the relationships amongst man, sculpture and nature. The installation will remain on view daily from September 26, 2013 through February 9, 2014 in Madison Square Park.

Throughout his 40-year career, Penone has employed natural materials and forms in an exploration of the contrasting and fundamental relationships between man and nature. Penone was a member of the Italian Arte Povera movement, which was comprised of artists who sought to dissolve divisions between art and life by using commonplace subjects and materials in their work. Trees as living sculpture is a recurring theme for Penone. He often manipulates these natural forms by twisting, deconstructing, hollowing, and uprooting the organic figures. He incorporates traces of fingerprints, nails, wires, carvings, and precariously placed boulders as remnant evidence of the sculptures’ manmade composition and the effect of human interaction with the natural world. Penone addresses concepts of weight, balance, and scale, while merging the manmade and the organic.

President of the Madison Square Park Conservancy, Debbie Landau comments: “With this, the Park’s twenty-sixth exhibition of outdoor sculpture, we are honored to present Giuseppe Penone, an esteemed artist of international stature. Penone’s work may be best-known to European audiences, and the opportunity to display his towering bronze trees in New York is a tribute to his unique vision which complements the natural environment of the Park’s foliage as the seasons transition from fall to winter.”

Artist Giuseppe Penone states: “It is with great anticipation that I have planned for the exhibition of my work in Madison Square Park. A tree summarizes in an exemplary way the contrast between two forces: the force of gravity and the weight of life we are part of. The need and the search for balance, which exists in every living being to counteract the force of gravity, is evident in every step and in every small action of our lives. It is a river stone that appears amid the branches of a tree. A stone suspended amid the branches of a tree, separated from the soil by a structure that is not land and is not air, a stone that lies between the force of gravity and the force of the attraction of light.”

- See more at: http://www.madisonsquarepark.org/things-to-do/calendar/mad-sq-art-giuseppe-penone#sthash.lBVaxX5M.dpuf

New York—Madison Square Park Conservancy’s Mad. Sq. Art announces a new sculptural installation for fall 2013 by renowned Italian artist Giuseppe Penone, consisting of three monumental, 30-foot tall bronze trees. Ideas of Stone, featuring Penone’s signature manipulation of the trees’ natural forms, will interact with Madison Square Park’s lush landscape to highlight the relationships amongst man, sculpture and nature. The installation will remain on view daily from September 26, 2013 through February 9, 2014 in Madison Square Park.

Throughout his 40-year career, Penone has employed natural materials and forms in an exploration of the contrasting and fundamental relationships between man and nature. Penone was a member of the Italian Arte Povera movement, which was comprised of artists who sought to dissolve divisions between art and life by using commonplace subjects and materials in their work. Trees as living sculpture is a recurring theme for Penone. He often manipulates these natural forms by twisting, deconstructing, hollowing, and uprooting the organic figures. He incorporates traces of fingerprints, nails, wires, carvings, and precariously placed boulders as remnant evidence of the sculptures’ manmade composition and the effect of human interaction with the natural world. Penone addresses concepts of weight, balance, and scale, while merging the manmade and the organic.

President of the Madison Square Park Conservancy, Debbie Landau comments: “With this, the Park’s twenty-sixth exhibition of outdoor sculpture, we are honored to present Giuseppe Penone, an esteemed artist of international stature. Penone’s work may be best-known to European audiences, and the opportunity to display his towering bronze trees in New York is a tribute to his unique vision which complements the natural environment of the Park’s foliage as the seasons transition from fall to winter.”

Artist Giuseppe Penone states: “It is with great anticipation that I have planned for the exhibition of my work in Madison Square Park. A tree summarizes in an exemplary way the contrast between two forces: the force of gravity and the weight of life we are part of. The need and the search for balance, which exists in every living being to counteract the force of gravity, is evident in every step and in every small action of our lives. It is a river stone that appears amid the branches of a tree. A stone suspended amid the branches of a tree, separated from the soil by a structure that is not land and is not air, a stone that lies between the force of gravity and the force of the attraction of light.”

- See more at: http://www.madisonsquarepark.org/things-to-do/calendar/mad-sq-art-giuseppe-penone#sthash.lBVaxX5M.dpufdfdf

New York—Madison Square Park Conservancy’s Mad. Sq. Art announces a new sculptural installation for fall 2013 by renowned Italian artist Giuseppe Penone, consisting of three monumental, 30-foot tall bronze trees. Ideas of Stone, featuring Penone’s signature manipulation of the trees’ natural forms, will interact with Madison Square Park’s lush landscape to highlight the relationships amongst man, sculpture and nature. The installation will remain on view daily from September 26, 2013 through February 9, 2014 in Madison Square Park.

Throughout his 40-year career, Penone has employed natural materials and forms in an exploration of the contrasting and fundamental relationships between man and nature. Penone was a member of the Italian Arte Povera movement, which was comprised of artists who sought to dissolve divisions between art and life by using commonplace subjects and materials in their work. Trees as living sculpture is a recurring theme for Penone. He often manipulates these natural forms by twisting, deconstructing, hollowing, and uprooting the organic figures. He incorporates traces of fingerprints, nails, wires, carvings, and precariously placed boulders as remnant evidence of the sculptures’ manmade composition and the effect of human interaction with the natural world. Penone addresses concepts of weight, balance, and scale, while merging the manmade and the organic.

President of the Madison Square Park Conservancy, Debbie Landau comments: “With this, the Park’s twenty-sixth exhibition of outdoor sculpture, we are honored to present Giuseppe Penone, an esteemed artist of international stature. Penone’s work may be best-known to European audiences, and the opportunity to display his towering bronze trees in New York is a tribute to his unique vision which complements the natural environment of the Park’s foliage as the seasons transition from fall to winter.”

Artist Giuseppe Penone states: “It is with great anticipation that I have planned for the exhibition of my work in Madison Square Park. A tree summarizes in an exemplary way the contrast between two forces: the force of gravity and the weight of life we are part of. The need and the search for balance, which exists in every living being to counteract the force of gravity, is evident in every step and in every small action of our lives. It is a river stone that appears amid the branches of a tree. A stone suspended amid the branches of a tree, separated from the soil by a structure that is not land and is not air, a stone that lies between the force of gravity and the force of the attraction of light.”

- See more at: http://www.madisonsquarepark.org/things-to-do/calendar/mad-sq-art-giuseppe-penone#sthash.lBVaxX5M.dpuf

New York—Madison Square Park Conservancy’s Mad. Sq. Art announces a new sculptural installation for fall 2013 by renowned Italian artist Giuseppe Penone, consisting of three monumental, 30-foot tall bronze trees. Ideas of Stone, featuring Penone’s signature manipulation of the trees’ natural forms, will interact with Madison Square Park’s lush landscape to highlight the relationships amongst man, sculpture and nature. The installation will remain on view daily from September 26, 2013 through February 9, 2014 in Madison Square Park.

Throughout his 40-year career, Penone has employed natural materials and forms in an exploration of the contrasting and fundamental relationships between man and nature. Penone was a member of the Italian Arte Povera movement, which was comprised of artists who sought to dissolve divisions between art and life by using commonplace subjects and materials in their work. Trees as living sculpture is a recurring theme for Penone. He often manipulates these natural forms by twisting, deconstructing, hollowing, and uprooting the organic figures. He incorporates traces of fingerprints, nails, wires, carvings, and precariously placed boulders as remnant evidence of the sculptures’ manmade composition and the effect of human interaction with the natural world. Penone addresses concepts of weight, balance, and scale, while merging the manmade and the organic.

President of the Madison Square Park Conservancy, Debbie Landau comments: “With this, the Park’s twenty-sixth exhibition of outdoor sculpture, we are honored to present Giuseppe Penone, an esteemed artist of international stature. Penone’s work may be best-known to European audiences, and the opportunity to display his towering bronze trees in New York is a tribute to his unique vision which complements the natural environment of the Park’s foliage as the seasons transition from fall to winter.”

Artist Giuseppe Penone states: “It is with great anticipation that I have planned for the exhibition of my work in Madison Square Park. A tree summarizes in an exemplary way the contrast between two forces: the force of gravity and the weight of life we are part of. The need and the search for balance, which exists in every living being to counteract the force of gravity, is evident in every step and in every small action of our lives. It is a river stone that appears amid the branches of a tree. A stone suspended amid the branches of a tree, separated from the soil by a structure that is not land and is not air, a stone that lies between the force of gravity and the force of the attraction of light.”

- See more at: http://www.madisonsquarepark.org/things-to-do/calendar/mad-sq-art-giuseppe-penone#sthash.lBVaxX5M.dpuf

Madison Square Park Conservancy’s Mad. Sq. Art's sculptural installation for fall 2013 is by renowned Italian artist Giuseppe Penone and consists of three monumental, 30-foot tall bronze trees. Ideas of Stone (Idee di pietra), featuring Penone’s signature manipulation of the trees’ natural forms, will interact with Madison Square Park’s lush landscape to highlight the relationships amongst man, sculpture and nature. The installation will remain on view daily from September 26, 2013 through February 9, 2014 in Madison Square Park.

Throughout his 40-year career, Penone has employed natural materials and forms in an exploration of the contrasting and fundamental relationships between man and nature. Penone was a member of the Italian Arte Povera movement, which was comprised of artists who sought to dissolve divisions between art and life by using commonplace subjects and materials in their work. Trees as living sculpture is a recurring theme for Penone. He often manipulates these natural forms by twisting, deconstructing, hollowing, and uprooting the organic figures. He incorporates traces of fingerprints, nails, wires, carvings, and precariously placed boulders as remnant evidence of the sculptures’ manmade composition and the effect of human interaction with the natural world. Penone addresses concepts of weight, balance, and scale, while merging the manmade and the organic.

Start time: 6:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Oval Lawn (in Madison Square Park)

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M052 Madison Square Park 2014-02-07 2014-02-07 6:00 am 40.7417, -73.988 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 23:16:38 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: “Get the Picture?”]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/07/art-in-the-garden-get-the-picture3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/07/art-in-the-garden-get-the-picture3 Date: February 7, 2014

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-02-07 2014-02-07 8:00 am 4:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 23:16:38 EDT
<![CDATA[Whimsical Winter Wonderland exhibit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/07/whimsical-winter-wonderland-exhibit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/07/whimsical-winter-wonderland-exhibit Date: February 7, 2014

Sixteen emerging and established artists interpret a Whimsical Winter Wonderland.

These American and international artists’ works will charm and delight the spirit of the child or the child within.

Curated by Lucy Aponte and Laura Alvarez.

Due to popular demand, it has been extended to February 22, with the closing exhibition on that date, from 1:00 p.m.-3:30 p.m.

Please note: The gallery is closed on Sundays, Mondays and holidays.

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 2014-02-07 2014-02-07 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/529f4213e26e9.jpg Sun, 20 Apr 2014 23:16:38 EDT
<![CDATA[Arsenal Gallery Black History Month Exhibition: The March]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/07/arsenal-gallery-exhibtion-the-march1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/07/arsenal-gallery-exhibtion-the-march1 Date: February 7, 2014

In commemoration of Black History Month, the Arsenal Gallery is pleased to present The March, an exhibition that includes work from seventeen artists. Coordinated by NYC Parks’ Ebony Society, this exhibition reflects on the struggles and victories of the Civil Rights Movement past, present and future, as well as those individuals who have advanced the cause.

Artists include: Mitsuko Brooks, Gladys Carty, Tuwanda Harmon, Bill Howard, Nathaniel Ladson, Olga Matos-Castillo, Dionis Ortiz, Malcolm Pinckney, Ansel Pitcairn, Victor Polanco, Jake Seo, Christopher Spinelli, Dexter G. Stringfellow, Mario Tavarez, Alan J.P. Thompson, Quay Quinn Wolf, and Wayne Young.

Open Monday- Friday, 9:00 a.m. -5:00 p.m.

Admission is free, closed on holidays.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-02-07 2014-02-07 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 23:16:38 EDT
<![CDATA[Close: A Journey in Scotland at The New York Botanical Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/07/close-a-journey-in-scotland-at-the-new-york-botanical-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/07/close-a-journey-in-scotland-at-the-new-york-botanical-garden Date: February 7, 2014

The word "close" is a traditional Scottish word that describes a landscape so inspirational that heaven seems closer to Earth in that place.

In 2004 when landscape photographer and journalist Allan Pollok-Morris learned that Little Sparta, a garden designed by Ian Hamilton Finlay, had been named the most important work of art in Scotland, he was inspired to travel throughout his home country in search of new works in landscape design and land art.

This exhibition documents Pollok-Morris's journey and celebrates the creations of many notable contemporary designers and artists working in the Scottish landscape. Through his documentary-style photographs, Pollok-Morris aims to capture "everyday" images of these landscapes from the point of view of those who envisioned and created them. The exhibition uses examples from all corners of the country to celebrate the important role of gardens and land art in international arts and culture.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 817-8700

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2014-02-07 2014-02-07 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 23:16:38 EDT
<![CDATA[English Reading For Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/07/english-reading-for-adults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/07/english-reading-for-adults Date: February 7, 2014

This class is for individuals who speak English. Class will focus on strategies improve reading, diction and writing.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-02-07 2014-02-07 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 23:16:38 EDT
<![CDATA[Sit Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/07/sit-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/07/sit-aerobics Date: February 7, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 771-2787

Location: St. Johns Recreation Center

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2014-02-07 2014-02-07 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.6735, -73.9348 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 23:16:38 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Pilates]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/07/shape-up-nyc-pilates http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/07/shape-up-nyc-pilates Date: February 7, 2014

Join us for an introductory class to the Pilates method. These conditioning exercises can create length in the body, and improve flexibility and strength.

Please bring your own mat. The class is open to adults and seniors and no registration is required. Events subject to change.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-02-07 2014-02-07 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/528134f69ac11.jpg Sun, 20 Apr 2014 23:16:38 EDT
<![CDATA[Short Story Fiction/Non-Fiction Writing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/07/short-story-fictionnonfiction-writing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/07/short-story-fictionnonfiction-writing Date: February 7, 2014

Work on your fiction/non-fiction short story-writing with an established writer. Get to know your character and create your scene. Use timed writing exercises to flesh out your story idea and develop an interesting character.

This class is for adults.

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-02-07 2014-02-07 1:30 pm 3:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 23:16:38 EDT
<![CDATA[Seasonal Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/07/seasonal-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/07/seasonal-crafts Date: February 7, 2014

Make seasonal and holiday arts & crafts items to take home.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-02-07 2014-02-07 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 23:16:38 EDT
<![CDATA[Chinese New Year Celebration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/07/happy-chinese-new-year-celebration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/07/happy-chinese-new-year-celebration Date: February 7, 2014

Celebrate the Chinese New Year by doing Chinese arts and crafts, games, and qigong meditation.

Light refreshments will be served.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 285-0300

Location: Alfred E. Smith Recreation Center (in Alfred E. Smith Playground)

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M194 Alfred E. Smith Playground 2014-02-07 2014-02-07 2:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.7107, -73.9967 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 23:16:38 EDT
<![CDATA[Adapted Aquatics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/07/adapted-aquatics1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/07/adapted-aquatics1 Date: February 7, 2014

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

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

Recreation Center membership is required to participate.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-760-6969 ext. 0

Location: Metropolitan Recreation Center

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B085 Metropolitan Recreation Center 2014-02-07 2014-02-07 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.7151, -73.9605 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 23:16:38 EDT
<![CDATA[Adaptive Swim]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/07/adaptive-swim1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/07/adaptive-swim1 Date: February 7, 2014

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

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

Recreation Center membership is required to participate.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 234-9603

Location: Hansborough Pool & Recreation Center (in Hansborough Recreation Center)

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M131 Hansborough Recreation Center 2014-02-07 2014-02-07 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.8128, -73.9393 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 23:16:38 EDT
<![CDATA[Adaptive Swim]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/07/adaptive-swim http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/07/adaptive-swim Date: February 7, 2014

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

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

Recreation Center membership is required.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 447-2020

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

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M164 Asser Levy Playground 2014-02-07 2014-02-07 3:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7361, -73.9757 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 23:16:39 EDT
<![CDATA[After School Ice Skating (Registration Full)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/07/after-school-ice-skating http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/07/after-school-ice-skating Date: February 7, 2014

Learn the basic elements of ice skating through group and individual instruction.

Participation in this 10-session program includes use of all equipment.

Ages 5 – 7. Space is limited; advance registration required.

Please note: Registration is full.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 348-4867

Location: Lasker Pool & Rink (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-02-07 2014-02-07 4:00 pm 4:30 pm 40.7964, -73.9547 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 23:16:39 EDT
<![CDATA[Adapted Aquatics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/07/adapted-aquatics2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/07/adapted-aquatics2 Date: February 7, 2014

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

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

Recreation Center membership is required.

Start time: 4:30 pm

End time: 5:30 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 2014-02-07 2014-02-07 4:30 pm 5:30 pm 40.8108, -73.9147 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 23:16:39 EDT
<![CDATA[Adapted Aquatics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/07/adapted-aquatics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/07/adapted-aquatics Date: February 7, 2014

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

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

Recreation Center membership is required.

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 271-7572

Location: Flushing Meadows Corona Park Aquatics Center

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2014-02-07 2014-02-07 5:30 pm 6:30 pm 40.7516, -73.8372 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 23:16:39 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Cardio Sculpt]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/07/shape-up-nyc-cardio-sculpt http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/07/shape-up-nyc-cardio-sculpt Date: February 7, 2014

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

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

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: McDonald Park House (in McDonald Playground)

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R034 McDonald Playground 2014-02-07 2014-02-07 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.6291, -74.1155 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 23:16:39 EDT
<![CDATA[Mad. Sq. Art 2013: Giuseppe Penone: "Ideas of Stone (Idee di pietra)"]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/08/mad-sq-art-2013-l-giuseppe-penone-ideas-of-stone-idee-di-pietra http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/08/mad-sq-art-2013-l-giuseppe-penone-ideas-of-stone-idee-di-pietra Date: February 8, 2014

New York—Madison Square Park Conservancy’s Mad. Sq. Art announces a new sculptural installation for fall 2013 by renowned Italian artist Giuseppe Penone, consisting of three monumental, 30-foot tall bronze trees. Ideas of Stone, featuring Penone’s signature manipulation of the trees’ natural forms, will interact with Madison Square Park’s lush landscape to highlight the relationships amongst man, sculpture and nature. The installation will remain on view daily from September 26, 2013 through February 9, 2014 in Madison Square Park.

Throughout his 40-year career, Penone has employed natural materials and forms in an exploration of the contrasting and fundamental relationships between man and nature. Penone was a member of the Italian Arte Povera movement, which was comprised of artists who sought to dissolve divisions between art and life by using commonplace subjects and materials in their work. Trees as living sculpture is a recurring theme for Penone. He often manipulates these natural forms by twisting, deconstructing, hollowing, and uprooting the organic figures. He incorporates traces of fingerprints, nails, wires, carvings, and precariously placed boulders as remnant evidence of the sculptures’ manmade composition and the effect of human interaction with the natural world. Penone addresses concepts of weight, balance, and scale, while merging the manmade and the organic.

President of the Madison Square Park Conservancy, Debbie Landau comments: “With this, the Park’s twenty-sixth exhibition of outdoor sculpture, we are honored to present Giuseppe Penone, an esteemed artist of international stature. Penone’s work may be best-known to European audiences, and the opportunity to display his towering bronze trees in New York is a tribute to his unique vision which complements the natural environment of the Park’s foliage as the seasons transition from fall to winter.”

Artist Giuseppe Penone states: “It is with great anticipation that I have planned for the exhibition of my work in Madison Square Park. A tree summarizes in an exemplary way the contrast between two forces: the force of gravity and the weight of life we are part of. The need and the search for balance, which exists in every living being to counteract the force of gravity, is evident in every step and in every small action of our lives. It is a river stone that appears amid the branches of a tree. A stone suspended amid the branches of a tree, separated from the soil by a structure that is not land and is not air, a stone that lies between the force of gravity and the force of the attraction of light.”

- See more at: http://www.madisonsquarepark.org/things-to-do/calendar/mad-sq-art-giuseppe-penone#sthash.lBVaxX5M.dpuf

New York—Madison Square Park Conservancy’s Mad. Sq. Art announces a new sculptural installation for fall 2013 by renowned Italian artist Giuseppe Penone, consisting of three monumental, 30-foot tall bronze trees. Ideas of Stone, featuring Penone’s signature manipulation of the trees’ natural forms, will interact with Madison Square Park’s lush landscape to highlight the relationships amongst man, sculpture and nature. The installation will remain on view daily from September 26, 2013 through February 9, 2014 in Madison Square Park.

Throughout his 40-year career, Penone has employed natural materials and forms in an exploration of the contrasting and fundamental relationships between man and nature. Penone was a member of the Italian Arte Povera movement, which was comprised of artists who sought to dissolve divisions between art and life by using commonplace subjects and materials in their work. Trees as living sculpture is a recurring theme for Penone. He often manipulates these natural forms by twisting, deconstructing, hollowing, and uprooting the organic figures. He incorporates traces of fingerprints, nails, wires, carvings, and precariously placed boulders as remnant evidence of the sculptures’ manmade composition and the effect of human interaction with the natural world. Penone addresses concepts of weight, balance, and scale, while merging the manmade and the organic.

President of the Madison Square Park Conservancy, Debbie Landau comments: “With this, the Park’s twenty-sixth exhibition of outdoor sculpture, we are honored to present Giuseppe Penone, an esteemed artist of international stature. Penone’s work may be best-known to European audiences, and the opportunity to display his towering bronze trees in New York is a tribute to his unique vision which complements the natural environment of the Park’s foliage as the seasons transition from fall to winter.”

Artist Giuseppe Penone states: “It is with great anticipation that I have planned for the exhibition of my work in Madison Square Park. A tree summarizes in an exemplary way the contrast between two forces: the force of gravity and the weight of life we are part of. The need and the search for balance, which exists in every living being to counteract the force of gravity, is evident in every step and in every small action of our lives. It is a river stone that appears amid the branches of a tree. A stone suspended amid the branches of a tree, separated from the soil by a structure that is not land and is not air, a stone that lies between the force of gravity and the force of the attraction of light.”

- See more at: http://www.madisonsquarepark.org/things-to-do/calendar/mad-sq-art-giuseppe-penone#sthash.lBVaxX5M.dpufdfdf

New York—Madison Square Park Conservancy’s Mad. Sq. Art announces a new sculptural installation for fall 2013 by renowned Italian artist Giuseppe Penone, consisting of three monumental, 30-foot tall bronze trees. Ideas of Stone, featuring Penone’s signature manipulation of the trees’ natural forms, will interact with Madison Square Park’s lush landscape to highlight the relationships amongst man, sculpture and nature. The installation will remain on view daily from September 26, 2013 through February 9, 2014 in Madison Square Park.

Throughout his 40-year career, Penone has employed natural materials and forms in an exploration of the contrasting and fundamental relationships between man and nature. Penone was a member of the Italian Arte Povera movement, which was comprised of artists who sought to dissolve divisions between art and life by using commonplace subjects and materials in their work. Trees as living sculpture is a recurring theme for Penone. He often manipulates these natural forms by twisting, deconstructing, hollowing, and uprooting the organic figures. He incorporates traces of fingerprints, nails, wires, carvings, and precariously placed boulders as remnant evidence of the sculptures’ manmade composition and the effect of human interaction with the natural world. Penone addresses concepts of weight, balance, and scale, while merging the manmade and the organic.

President of the Madison Square Park Conservancy, Debbie Landau comments: “With this, the Park’s twenty-sixth exhibition of outdoor sculpture, we are honored to present Giuseppe Penone, an esteemed artist of international stature. Penone’s work may be best-known to European audiences, and the opportunity to display his towering bronze trees in New York is a tribute to his unique vision which complements the natural environment of the Park’s foliage as the seasons transition from fall to winter.”

Artist Giuseppe Penone states: “It is with great anticipation that I have planned for the exhibition of my work in Madison Square Park. A tree summarizes in an exemplary way the contrast between two forces: the force of gravity and the weight of life we are part of. The need and the search for balance, which exists in every living being to counteract the force of gravity, is evident in every step and in every small action of our lives. It is a river stone that appears amid the branches of a tree. A stone suspended amid the branches of a tree, separated from the soil by a structure that is not land and is not air, a stone that lies between the force of gravity and the force of the attraction of light.”

- See more at: http://www.madisonsquarepark.org/things-to-do/calendar/mad-sq-art-giuseppe-penone#sthash.lBVaxX5M.dpuf

New York—Madison Square Park Conservancy’s Mad. Sq. Art announces a new sculptural installation for fall 2013 by renowned Italian artist Giuseppe Penone, consisting of three monumental, 30-foot tall bronze trees. Ideas of Stone, featuring Penone’s signature manipulation of the trees’ natural forms, will interact with Madison Square Park’s lush landscape to highlight the relationships amongst man, sculpture and nature. The installation will remain on view daily from September 26, 2013 through February 9, 2014 in Madison Square Park.

Throughout his 40-year career, Penone has employed natural materials and forms in an exploration of the contrasting and fundamental relationships between man and nature. Penone was a member of the Italian Arte Povera movement, which was comprised of artists who sought to dissolve divisions between art and life by using commonplace subjects and materials in their work. Trees as living sculpture is a recurring theme for Penone. He often manipulates these natural forms by twisting, deconstructing, hollowing, and uprooting the organic figures. He incorporates traces of fingerprints, nails, wires, carvings, and precariously placed boulders as remnant evidence of the sculptures’ manmade composition and the effect of human interaction with the natural world. Penone addresses concepts of weight, balance, and scale, while merging the manmade and the organic.

President of the Madison Square Park Conservancy, Debbie Landau comments: “With this, the Park’s twenty-sixth exhibition of outdoor sculpture, we are honored to present Giuseppe Penone, an esteemed artist of international stature. Penone’s work may be best-known to European audiences, and the opportunity to display his towering bronze trees in New York is a tribute to his unique vision which complements the natural environment of the Park’s foliage as the seasons transition from fall to winter.”

Artist Giuseppe Penone states: “It is with great anticipation that I have planned for the exhibition of my work in Madison Square Park. A tree summarizes in an exemplary way the contrast between two forces: the force of gravity and the weight of life we are part of. The need and the search for balance, which exists in every living being to counteract the force of gravity, is evident in every step and in every small action of our lives. It is a river stone that appears amid the branches of a tree. A stone suspended amid the branches of a tree, separated from the soil by a structure that is not land and is not air, a stone that lies between the force of gravity and the force of the attraction of light.”

- See more at: http://www.madisonsquarepark.org/things-to-do/calendar/mad-sq-art-giuseppe-penone#sthash.lBVaxX5M.dpuf

Madison Square Park Conservancy’s Mad. Sq. Art's sculptural installation for fall 2013 is by renowned Italian artist Giuseppe Penone and consists of three monumental, 30-foot tall bronze trees. Ideas of Stone (Idee di pietra), featuring Penone’s signature manipulation of the trees’ natural forms, will interact with Madison Square Park’s lush landscape to highlight the relationships amongst man, sculpture and nature. The installation will remain on view daily from September 26, 2013 through February 9, 2014 in Madison Square Park.

Throughout his 40-year career, Penone has employed natural materials and forms in an exploration of the contrasting and fundamental relationships between man and nature. Penone was a member of the Italian Arte Povera movement, which was comprised of artists who sought to dissolve divisions between art and life by using commonplace subjects and materials in their work. Trees as living sculpture is a recurring theme for Penone. He often manipulates these natural forms by twisting, deconstructing, hollowing, and uprooting the organic figures. He incorporates traces of fingerprints, nails, wires, carvings, and precariously placed boulders as remnant evidence of the sculptures’ manmade composition and the effect of human interaction with the natural world. Penone addresses concepts of weight, balance, and scale, while merging the manmade and the organic.

Start time: 6:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Oval Lawn (in Madison Square Park)

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M052 Madison Square Park 2014-02-08 2014-02-08 6:00 am 40.7417, -73.988 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 23:16:39 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: “Get the Picture?”]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/08/art-in-the-garden-get-the-picture3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/08/art-in-the-garden-get-the-picture3 Date: February 8, 2014

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-02-08 2014-02-08 8:00 am 4:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 23:16:39 EDT
<![CDATA[Greenmarket at Grand Army Plaza]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/08/greenmarket-at-grand-army-plaza http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/08/greenmarket-at-grand-army-plaza Date: February 8, 2014

At what other market can you do all your food shopping, sample local wine, and take walk in Prospect Park? Open since 1989, Grand Army Plaza is the flagship Brooklyn market. EBT/Food Stamps and WIC & Senior FMNP coupons accepted year-round.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Grand Army Plaza

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B040 Grand Army Plaza 2014-02-08 2014-02-08 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.6735, -73.9701 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52c7206a84855.jpg Sun, 20 Apr 2014 23:16:39 EDT
<![CDATA[Whimsical Winter Wonderland exhibit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/08/whimsical-winter-wonderland-exhibit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/08/whimsical-winter-wonderland-exhibit Date: February 8, 2014

Sixteen emerging and established artists interpret a Whimsical Winter Wonderland.

These American and international artists’ works will charm and delight the spirit of the child or the child within.

Curated by Lucy Aponte and Laura Alvarez.

Due to popular demand, it has been extended to February 22, with the closing exhibition on that date, from 1:00 p.m.-3:30 p.m.

Please note: The gallery is closed on Sundays, Mondays and holidays.

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 2014-02-08 2014-02-08 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/529f4213e26e9.jpg Sun, 20 Apr 2014 23:16:39 EDT
<![CDATA[ESL Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/08/esl-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/08/esl-class Date: February 8, 2014

Spanish-speaking adults will learn the basic structure of English from ESL instructor. New students must take a placement test, which is administered at 11am on Saturdays.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-02-08 2014-02-08 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 23:16:39 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Zumba]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/08/shape-up-nyc-zumba http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/08/shape-up-nyc-zumba Date: February 8, 2014

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

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

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: McDonald Park House (in McDonald Playground)

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R034 McDonald Playground 2014-02-08 2014-02-08 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.6291, -74.1155 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 23:16:39 EDT
<![CDATA[Close: A Journey in Scotland at The New York Botanical Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/08/close-a-journey-in-scotland-at-the-new-york-botanical-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/08/close-a-journey-in-scotland-at-the-new-york-botanical-garden Date: February 8, 2014

The word "close" is a traditional Scottish word that describes a landscape so inspirational that heaven seems closer to Earth in that place.

In 2004 when landscape photographer and journalist Allan Pollok-Morris learned that Little Sparta, a garden designed by Ian Hamilton Finlay, had been named the most important work of art in Scotland, he was inspired to travel throughout his home country in search of new works in landscape design and land art.

This exhibition documents Pollok-Morris's journey and celebrates the creations of many notable contemporary designers and artists working in the Scottish landscape. Through his documentary-style photographs, Pollok-Morris aims to capture "everyday" images of these landscapes from the point of view of those who envisioned and created them. The exhibition uses examples from all corners of the country to celebrate the important role of gardens and land art in international arts and culture.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 817-8700

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2014-02-08 2014-02-08 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 23:16:39 EDT
<![CDATA[GreenThumb Membership Update]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/08/greenthumb-membership-update http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/08/greenthumb-membership-update Date: February 8, 2014

It is that time of the year when gardeners need to update their community garden membership lists. We are also introducing our new Membership Agreement Form (available in four languages). A copy of the form is also available on the GreenThumb website. Gardeners must ensure their garden records are kept up to date with garden registration and license agreement current with no outstanding violation (in good standing) to be eligible to receive supplies/technical assistance and services throughout the year.

RSVP here.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 788-8070

Location: New York Botanical Garden

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2014-02-08 2014-02-08 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.8626, -73.8783 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 23:16:39 EDT
<![CDATA[Seal Exploration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/08/seal-exploration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/08/seal-exploration Date: February 8, 2014

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

Winter is the best time of year to see seal visiting New York City. A variety of seal species can be seen from Orchard Beach. To enhance your experience we encourage you to bring binoculars and field guides, or ask a Ranger to borrow a pair.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 319-7258

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2014-02-08 2014-02-08 10:00 am 40.8704, -73.7867 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 23:16:39 EDT
<![CDATA[Tunisian Crochet Beginners]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/08/tunisian-crochet-beginners http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/08/tunisian-crochet-beginners Date: February 8, 2014

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

Materials required:

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-02-08 2014-02-08 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 23:16:39 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/08/shape-up-nyc-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/08/shape-up-nyc-aerobics Date: February 8, 2014

A low intensity workout that uses easy-to-follow dance steps to improve heart health and tone the body.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-02-08 2014-02-08 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 23:16:39 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELED DUE TO WEATHER - Forest Restoration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/08/forest-restoration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/08/forest-restoration Date: February 8, 2014

Join Greenbelt Natural Resource Team staff removing invasive plants and restoring trails in High Rock Park.

To volunteer for any of our events you must be age 14 and up/under 14 with an adult. Gloves and tools are provided. Please bring water and a light snack with you.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 667-2165 x311

Location: 200 Nevada Avenue (in High Rock Park)

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R088 High Rock Park 2014-02-08 2014-02-08 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.5845, -74.1251 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 23:16:39 EDT
<![CDATA[Knitting & Crocheting for Intermediate and Advanced Levels]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/08/knitcrochet-intermediate-group http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/08/knitcrochet-intermediate-group Date: February 8, 2014

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

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

Must be able to read and follow patterns.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-02-08 2014-02-08 10:30 am 12:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 23:16:39 EDT
<![CDATA[Season Extension Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/08/season-extension-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/08/season-extension-workshop Date: February 8, 2014

Do you want to get more fresh and healthy vegetables? If you've ever seen your collard green plants last through the winter, surrounded by snow, you know it's possible! Come to this workshop to learn about ways to lengthen your gardening season. We'll discuss what to plant and when to plant it in order to get an early start on your spring harvests, as well as how to have a garden that lasts into the cold, wintry months. You will learn about techniques like row covering and mulching, low tunneling, and the use of greenhouses.

Registered Grow to Learn gardens only will be eligible to take 15 seven-foot pieces of galvanized wire and 60 feet of row cover to make low tunnels, while supplies last. Please be prepared to take them with you after the workshop.

Please RSVP for this workshop.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 788-8073

Location: PS 11/William T. Harris Elementary School

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2014-02-08 2014-02-08 10:30 am 12:00 pm 40.7445, -74.0007 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 23:16:39 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Zumba Toning]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/08/shape-up-nyc-zumba1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/08/shape-up-nyc-zumba1 Date: February 8, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: McDonald Park House (in McDonald Playground)

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R034 McDonald Playground 2014-02-08 2014-02-08 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.6291, -74.1155 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 23:16:39 EDT
<![CDATA[Orienteering]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/08/orienteering http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/08/orienteering Date: February 8, 2014

Our Urban Park Ranger hiking guides will introduce you to the hidden gems of New York City and places often off limits to the general public. On this program, learn how to navigate using a map and compass. We recommend wearing comfortable shoes or boots, and packing water and a light snack.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Belvedere Castle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-02-08 2014-02-08 11:00 am 40.7793, -73.9691 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52ab19a365b40.jpg Sun, 20 Apr 2014 23:16:39 EDT
<![CDATA[Storytelling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/08/storytelling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/08/storytelling Date: February 8, 2014

Urban Park Rangers are role models who encourage children to let their imaginations run wild in a safe, supportive atmosphere. Join us as we share classic stories about nature, animals, and our environment.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

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

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Q458 Fort Totten Park 2014-02-08 2014-02-08 11:00 am 40.7952, -73.7784 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52af4f89049ef.jpg Sun, 20 Apr 2014 23:16:39 EDT
<![CDATA[Introduction to Bird Watching]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/08/introduction-to-bird-watching http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/08/introduction-to-bird-watching Date: February 8, 2014

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

Led by the Brooklyn Brid Club.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-02-08 2014-02-08 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/528136ab90698.jpg Sun, 20 Apr 2014 23:16:39 EDT
<![CDATA[Bronx River Forest Invasive Vine Removal]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/08/bronx-river-forest-invasive-removal http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/08/bronx-river-forest-invasive-removal Date: February 8, 2014

Volunteer with Natural Areas Volunteers (NAV) at Bronx River Forest to help remove invasive exotic vegetation from the woodlands.

This work will help maintain the livelihood of the river and restored forest. Volunteers will be trained in invasive weed identification and removal techniques.

Come dressed in sturdy boots or shoes and warm clothing that can get dirty.

Space is limited. Registration is required for this event.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212)360-3317

Location: Bronx River Forest Island

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2014-02-08 2014-02-08 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.8715, -73.8706 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 23:16:39 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Northern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/08/central-park-tour-northern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/08/central-park-tour-northern-welcome-tour Date: February 8, 2014

See the park’s northernmost highlights on this walk from Conservatory Garden, along the Harlem Meer and past the North Woods.

Route easy to negotiate, a few stairs. 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 or heat index above 95 degrees).

Tour dates and times are subject to change without notice.

Note: Groups of seven or more must schedule a custom tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org or (212) 360-2726.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 12:45 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

Location: East 106th Street Entrance (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-02-08 2014-02-08 12:00 pm 12:45 pm 40.7943, -73.9512 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52a0ef96a6454.jpg Sun, 20 Apr 2014 23:16:39 EDT
<![CDATA[Advanced Seed Starting Indoors]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/08/advanced-seed-starting-indoors http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/08/advanced-seed-starting-indoors Date: February 8, 2014

Have you started seeds indoors for a season or two but are still having trouble? If so, this workshop is for you! Please join school garden leaders from P.S. 11, P.S. 3, and GreenThumb staff for this networking and troubleshooting workshop. We will host an open forum for you to share successes and challenges, and hopefully find solutions to your seed starting woes!

Registered Grow to Learn school gardens only will be able to receive seed starting kits, including a 2' or 4' grow light, a seed starting flat, and growing medium.

Please RSVP for this workshop.

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 788-8073

Location: PS 11/William T. Harris Elementary School

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2014-02-08 2014-02-08 12:30 pm 2:30 pm 40.7445, -74.0007 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 23:16:39 EDT
<![CDATA[Fitness Bootcamp]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/08/fitness-bootcamp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/08/fitness-bootcamp Date: February 8, 2014

Come join in! Bootcamp is a total body workout that helps muscle tone, improve strength and endurance, and addresses muscle strength and endurance while keeping the heart rate up to burn calories and improve cardiovascular health

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-4793 x301

Location: Alley Athletic (in Alley Pond Park)

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2014-02-08 2014-02-08 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.7404, -73.7339 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 23:16:39 EDT
<![CDATA[Lunar New Year Celebration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/08/lunar-new-year-celebration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/08/lunar-new-year-celebration Date: February 8, 2014

After watching the Flushing Lunar New Year Parade, come to the Queens Botanical Garden for additional festivities, including craft activities and a musical performance by the New York Chinese Chorus.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-02-08 2014-02-08 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 23:16:39 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Photography: Winter Landscapes]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/08/nature-photography-winter-landscapes http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/08/nature-photography-winter-landscapes Date: February 8, 2014

Our Urban Park Ranger Nature Art and Photography programs allow you to interpret the natural world through artistic expression, while learning about the local environment. All photography programs are for digital cameras and you must provide your own camera. DSLR camera preferred, but all cameras are welcome.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Salt Marsh Nature Center (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2014-02-08 2014-02-08 1:00 pm 40.6047, -73.9298 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 23:16:39 EDT
<![CDATA[Recycle-To-Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/08/recycletoart http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/08/recycletoart Date: February 8, 2014

Participants will have fun creating arts and crafts projects using different discarded everyday materials, turning them into new beautiful items. (All Ages)

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-02-08 2014-02-08 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 23:16:39 EDT
<![CDATA[Victorian Valentine Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/08/victorian-valentine-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/08/victorian-valentine-workshop Date: February 8, 2014

Show that you care—not with a boring, store-bought card, but with a handmade, full-of-charm, sure-to-woo original creation. Learn about the history of valentines and the use of printed “scraps” used to make them in the 19th century while you craft your own memorable card. A fun workshop for the whole family! Registration required at (718) 885-1461 or info@bpmm.org.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 885-1461

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2014-02-08 2014-02-08 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.8705, -73.8109 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 23:16:39 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Dance and Fitness Infusion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/08/shape-up-nyc-dance-fitness-infusion http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/08/shape-up-nyc-dance-fitness-infusion Date: February 8, 2014

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

Dance and Fitness Infusion fuses the art of dance and exercise.

The workout is composed of different movements of dance and exercising techniques infused to strengthen abdominals, get rid of loss fat on triceps and biceps, and tighten muscles.

Exercises may include: different types crunches, leg raises, planks, and different styles of dance such as reggaeton, pop, and 80's music.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: McDonald Park House (in McDonald Playground)

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R034 McDonald Playground 2014-02-08 2014-02-08 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.6291, -74.1155 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 23:16:39 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids Enjoy Exercise Now (KEEN)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/08/kids-enjoy-exercise-now-keen http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/08/kids-enjoy-exercise-now-keen Date: February 8, 2014

Kids Enjoy Exercise Now (KEEN) is a recreational program that provides one-on-one activities for children and young adults with developmental and physical disabilities.

Children should enroll through NY Cares, and must be Recreation Center members. Please call the Recreation Center 54 at (212) 754-5411 for more information about how to enroll.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:45 pm

Contact phone: (212) 754-5411

Location: Recreation Center Fifty-four (in Recreation Center 54)

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M130 Recreation Center 54 2014-02-08 2014-02-08 1:00 pm 3:45 pm 40.7565, -73.9651 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 23:16:39 EDT
<![CDATA[Community Conversations for Kids: I Could Do That! Esther Morris Gets Women the Vote]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/08/community-conversations-for-kids-democracy http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/08/community-conversations-for-kids-democracy Date: February 8, 2014

In another New York Council for the Humanities’ Conversations with Kids program, this time focusing on the topic of democracy, we will read and discuss the book I Could Do That! Esther Morris Gets Women the Vote by Linda Arms White. In this story, six-year-old Esther Morris learns early on that she can do anything if she puts her mind to; this story shows how one girl’s courage drive her through a life filled with challenges until, in 1869, she wins the vote for women in Wyoming Territory – the first time ever in the United States!

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 939-0647 x17

Location: Kingsland Homestead

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2014-02-08 2014-02-08 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.7637, -73.824 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52cb0376ddff4.jpg Sun, 20 Apr 2014 23:16:39 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Cross-Park Promenade]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/08/central-park-tour-crosspark-promenade http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/08/central-park-tour-crosspark-promenade Date: February 8, 2014

On this east-west walk you will see a hidden bench that tells time, miniature boats powered by the wind, a magnificent sculpture celebrating fresh water, and much more. The route involves a few stairs.

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

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

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

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

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M010 Central Park 2014-02-08 2014-02-08 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.7725, -73.967 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52a0f6c69c8bb.jpg Sun, 20 Apr 2014 23:16:39 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: New York Turtles Meet and Greet]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/08/new-york-turtles-meet-and-greet http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/08/new-york-turtles-meet-and-greet Date: February 8, 2014

Please note: this event has been rescheduled for Saturday, March 1st in order to protect the turtles. Join us in two weeks inside the Payson Park House at 2:00 p.m. when, with better weather, the turtles will have a safe journey.

Bring the whole family to meet the turtles of New York with Lorri Cramer, N.Y. State Licensed Wildlife Rehabilitator and Turtle Specialist.
Lorri will be joined by some of her shelled friends as she speaks about what makes turtles so special and what you can do to help them.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Payson Park House (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2014-02-08 2014-02-08 2:00 pm 3:15 pm 40.8674, -73.929 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 23:16:39 EDT
<![CDATA[Anne Northup: Slavery and the Birth of American Cuisine]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/08/anne-northup-slavery-and-the-birth-of-american-cuisine http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/08/anne-northup-slavery-and-the-birth-of-american-cuisine Date: February 8, 2014

In conjunction with the Oscar-Nominated movie “12 Years A Slave,” learn about the untold story of Solomon Northup’s wife, Anne.

Annean innovator in American cuisinewas an ambitious, independent free African-American woman in 19th century New York.

Historian Greg Washington will lead a tour of the mansion and the local neighborhood as Anne would have experienced them in the 1840's. Professor Jane Lancaster will discuss the relationship of Anne Northup and Eliza Jumel in Saratoga Springs and New York. Finally, food historian, Tonya Hopkins, will recreate some of Anne Northup's recipes for a three-course formal dinner, while leading a conversation about Anne's life and career.

This program is sponsored by the New York Council for the Humanities, a state-affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 923-8008

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

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M073 Roger Morris Park 2014-02-08 2014-02-08 2:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.8345, -73.9385 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52f3bb0e589c8.jpg Sun, 20 Apr 2014 23:16:39 EDT
<![CDATA[Tavern Concerts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/08/tavern-concerts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/08/tavern-concerts Date: February 8, 2014

It's Tavern time!

Sit back and listen to some of the best folk and acoustic songwriters and musicians in the country, in a room known for its acoustic warmth.

There will be warm fires and lots of laughter!

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 351-1611 x281

Location: Historic Richmond Town

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2014-02-08 2014-02-08 6:00 pm 40.5698, -74.1448 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 23:16:39 EDT
<![CDATA[Hearts & All That Jazz]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/08/hearts-all-that-jazz http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/08/hearts-all-that-jazz Date: February 8, 2014

The Conference House Cabaret presents an enchanted evening of live music, small bites, sweet delights, and liquid refreshments from 8 p.m. - 10 p.m. on Saturday, February 8th at the Conference House, 7455 Hylan Boulevard, Staten Island, NY 10307.

Tickets are $30 per person, payable by check or credit card.

Reservations must be made by February 4th by calling (718) 984-6046, (718) 984-1073 or emailing ConferenceHouseEvents@gmail.com.

We have limited space for this event so reserve now before you miss out!

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 984-6046

Location: Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2014-02-08 2014-02-08 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.502, -74.2514 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 23:16:40 EDT
<![CDATA[Mad. Sq. Art 2013: Giuseppe Penone: "Ideas of Stone (Idee di pietra)"]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/09/mad-sq-art-2013-l-giuseppe-penone-ideas-of-stone-idee-di-pietra http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/09/mad-sq-art-2013-l-giuseppe-penone-ideas-of-stone-idee-di-pietra Date: February 9, 2014

New York—Madison Square Park Conservancy’s Mad. Sq. Art announces a new sculptural installation for fall 2013 by renowned Italian artist Giuseppe Penone, consisting of three monumental, 30-foot tall bronze trees. Ideas of Stone, featuring Penone’s signature manipulation of the trees’ natural forms, will interact with Madison Square Park’s lush landscape to highlight the relationships amongst man, sculpture and nature. The installation will remain on view daily from September 26, 2013 through February 9, 2014 in Madison Square Park.

Throughout his 40-year career, Penone has employed natural materials and forms in an exploration of the contrasting and fundamental relationships between man and nature. Penone was a member of the Italian Arte Povera movement, which was comprised of artists who sought to dissolve divisions between art and life by using commonplace subjects and materials in their work. Trees as living sculpture is a recurring theme for Penone. He often manipulates these natural forms by twisting, deconstructing, hollowing, and uprooting the organic figures. He incorporates traces of fingerprints, nails, wires, carvings, and precariously placed boulders as remnant evidence of the sculptures’ manmade composition and the effect of human interaction with the natural world. Penone addresses concepts of weight, balance, and scale, while merging the manmade and the organic.

President of the Madison Square Park Conservancy, Debbie Landau comments: “With this, the Park’s twenty-sixth exhibition of outdoor sculpture, we are honored to present Giuseppe Penone, an esteemed artist of international stature. Penone’s work may be best-known to European audiences, and the opportunity to display his towering bronze trees in New York is a tribute to his unique vision which complements the natural environment of the Park’s foliage as the seasons transition from fall to winter.”

Artist Giuseppe Penone states: “It is with great anticipation that I have planned for the exhibition of my work in Madison Square Park. A tree summarizes in an exemplary way the contrast between two forces: the force of gravity and the weight of life we are part of. The need and the search for balance, which exists in every living being to counteract the force of gravity, is evident in every step and in every small action of our lives. It is a river stone that appears amid the branches of a tree. A stone suspended amid the branches of a tree, separated from the soil by a structure that is not land and is not air, a stone that lies between the force of gravity and the force of the attraction of light.”

- See more at: http://www.madisonsquarepark.org/things-to-do/calendar/mad-sq-art-giuseppe-penone#sthash.lBVaxX5M.dpuf

New York—Madison Square Park Conservancy’s Mad. Sq. Art announces a new sculptural installation for fall 2013 by renowned Italian artist Giuseppe Penone, consisting of three monumental, 30-foot tall bronze trees. Ideas of Stone, featuring Penone’s signature manipulation of the trees’ natural forms, will interact with Madison Square Park’s lush landscape to highlight the relationships amongst man, sculpture and nature. The installation will remain on view daily from September 26, 2013 through February 9, 2014 in Madison Square Park.

Throughout his 40-year career, Penone has employed natural materials and forms in an exploration of the contrasting and fundamental relationships between man and nature. Penone was a member of the Italian Arte Povera movement, which was comprised of artists who sought to dissolve divisions between art and life by using commonplace subjects and materials in their work. Trees as living sculpture is a recurring theme for Penone. He often manipulates these natural forms by twisting, deconstructing, hollowing, and uprooting the organic figures. He incorporates traces of fingerprints, nails, wires, carvings, and precariously placed boulders as remnant evidence of the sculptures’ manmade composition and the effect of human interaction with the natural world. Penone addresses concepts of weight, balance, and scale, while merging the manmade and the organic.

President of the Madison Square Park Conservancy, Debbie Landau comments: “With this, the Park’s twenty-sixth exhibition of outdoor sculpture, we are honored to present Giuseppe Penone, an esteemed artist of international stature. Penone’s work may be best-known to European audiences, and the opportunity to display his towering bronze trees in New York is a tribute to his unique vision which complements the natural environment of the Park’s foliage as the seasons transition from fall to winter.”

Artist Giuseppe Penone states: “It is with great anticipation that I have planned for the exhibition of my work in Madison Square Park. A tree summarizes in an exemplary way the contrast between two forces: the force of gravity and the weight of life we are part of. The need and the search for balance, which exists in every living being to counteract the force of gravity, is evident in every step and in every small action of our lives. It is a river stone that appears amid the branches of a tree. A stone suspended amid the branches of a tree, separated from the soil by a structure that is not land and is not air, a stone that lies between the force of gravity and the force of the attraction of light.”

- See more at: http://www.madisonsquarepark.org/things-to-do/calendar/mad-sq-art-giuseppe-penone#sthash.lBVaxX5M.dpufdfdf

New York—Madison Square Park Conservancy’s Mad. Sq. Art announces a new sculptural installation for fall 2013 by renowned Italian artist Giuseppe Penone, consisting of three monumental, 30-foot tall bronze trees. Ideas of Stone, featuring Penone’s signature manipulation of the trees’ natural forms, will interact with Madison Square Park’s lush landscape to highlight the relationships amongst man, sculpture and nature. The installation will remain on view daily from September 26, 2013 through February 9, 2014 in Madison Square Park.

Throughout his 40-year career, Penone has employed natural materials and forms in an exploration of the contrasting and fundamental relationships between man and nature. Penone was a member of the Italian Arte Povera movement, which was comprised of artists who sought to dissolve divisions between art and life by using commonplace subjects and materials in their work. Trees as living sculpture is a recurring theme for Penone. He often manipulates these natural forms by twisting, deconstructing, hollowing, and uprooting the organic figures. He incorporates traces of fingerprints, nails, wires, carvings, and precariously placed boulders as remnant evidence of the sculptures’ manmade composition and the effect of human interaction with the natural world. Penone addresses concepts of weight, balance, and scale, while merging the manmade and the organic.

President of the Madison Square Park Conservancy, Debbie Landau comments: “With this, the Park’s twenty-sixth exhibition of outdoor sculpture, we are honored to present Giuseppe Penone, an esteemed artist of international stature. Penone’s work may be best-known to European audiences, and the opportunity to display his towering bronze trees in New York is a tribute to his unique vision which complements the natural environment of the Park’s foliage as the seasons transition from fall to winter.”

Artist Giuseppe Penone states: “It is with great anticipation that I have planned for the exhibition of my work in Madison Square Park. A tree summarizes in an exemplary way the contrast between two forces: the force of gravity and the weight of life we are part of. The need and the search for balance, which exists in every living being to counteract the force of gravity, is evident in every step and in every small action of our lives. It is a river stone that appears amid the branches of a tree. A stone suspended amid the branches of a tree, separated from the soil by a structure that is not land and is not air, a stone that lies between the force of gravity and the force of the attraction of light.”

- See more at: http://www.madisonsquarepark.org/things-to-do/calendar/mad-sq-art-giuseppe-penone#sthash.lBVaxX5M.dpuf

New York—Madison Square Park Conservancy’s Mad. Sq. Art announces a new sculptural installation for fall 2013 by renowned Italian artist Giuseppe Penone, consisting of three monumental, 30-foot tall bronze trees. Ideas of Stone, featuring Penone’s signature manipulation of the trees’ natural forms, will interact with Madison Square Park’s lush landscape to highlight the relationships amongst man, sculpture and nature. The installation will remain on view daily from September 26, 2013 through February 9, 2014 in Madison Square Park.

Throughout his 40-year career, Penone has employed natural materials and forms in an exploration of the contrasting and fundamental relationships between man and nature. Penone was a member of the Italian Arte Povera movement, which was comprised of artists who sought to dissolve divisions between art and life by using commonplace subjects and materials in their work. Trees as living sculpture is a recurring theme for Penone. He often manipulates these natural forms by twisting, deconstructing, hollowing, and uprooting the organic figures. He incorporates traces of fingerprints, nails, wires, carvings, and precariously placed boulders as remnant evidence of the sculptures’ manmade composition and the effect of human interaction with the natural world. Penone addresses concepts of weight, balance, and scale, while merging the manmade and the organic.

President of the Madison Square Park Conservancy, Debbie Landau comments: “With this, the Park’s twenty-sixth exhibition of outdoor sculpture, we are honored to present Giuseppe Penone, an esteemed artist of international stature. Penone’s work may be best-known to European audiences, and the opportunity to display his towering bronze trees in New York is a tribute to his unique vision which complements the natural environment of the Park’s foliage as the seasons transition from fall to winter.”

Artist Giuseppe Penone states: “It is with great anticipation that I have planned for the exhibition of my work in Madison Square Park. A tree summarizes in an exemplary way the contrast between two forces: the force of gravity and the weight of life we are part of. The need and the search for balance, which exists in every living being to counteract the force of gravity, is evident in every step and in every small action of our lives. It is a river stone that appears amid the branches of a tree. A stone suspended amid the branches of a tree, separated from the soil by a structure that is not land and is not air, a stone that lies between the force of gravity and the force of the attraction of light.”

- See more at: http://www.madisonsquarepark.org/things-to-do/calendar/mad-sq-art-giuseppe-penone#sthash.lBVaxX5M.dpuf

Madison Square Park Conservancy’s Mad. Sq. Art's sculptural installation for fall 2013 is by renowned Italian artist Giuseppe Penone and consists of three monumental, 30-foot tall bronze trees. Ideas of Stone (Idee di pietra), featuring Penone’s signature manipulation of the trees’ natural forms, will interact with Madison Square Park’s lush landscape to highlight the relationships amongst man, sculpture and nature. The installation will remain on view daily from September 26, 2013 through February 9, 2014 in Madison Square Park.

Throughout his 40-year career, Penone has employed natural materials and forms in an exploration of the contrasting and fundamental relationships between man and nature. Penone was a member of the Italian Arte Povera movement, which was comprised of artists who sought to dissolve divisions between art and life by using commonplace subjects and materials in their work. Trees as living sculpture is a recurring theme for Penone. He often manipulates these natural forms by twisting, deconstructing, hollowing, and uprooting the organic figures. He incorporates traces of fingerprints, nails, wires, carvings, and precariously placed boulders as remnant evidence of the sculptures’ manmade composition and the effect of human interaction with the natural world. Penone addresses concepts of weight, balance, and scale, while merging the manmade and the organic.

Start time: 6:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Oval Lawn (in Madison Square Park)

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M052 Madison Square Park 2014-02-09 2014-02-09 6:00 am 40.7417, -73.988 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 23:16:40 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: “Get the Picture?”]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/09/art-in-the-garden-get-the-picture3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/09/art-in-the-garden-get-the-picture3 Date: February 9, 2014

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-02-09 2014-02-09 8:00 am 4:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 23:16:40 EDT
<![CDATA[Whimsical Winter Wonderland exhibit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/09/whimsical-winter-wonderland-exhibit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/09/whimsical-winter-wonderland-exhibit Date: February 9, 2014

Sixteen emerging and established artists interpret a Whimsical Winter Wonderland.

These American and international artists’ works will charm and delight the spirit of the child or the child within.

Curated by Lucy Aponte and Laura Alvarez.

Due to popular demand, it has been extended to February 22, with the closing exhibition on that date, from 1:00 p.m.-3:30 p.m.

Please note: The gallery is closed on Sundays, Mondays and holidays.

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 2014-02-09 2014-02-09 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/529f4213e26e9.jpg Sun, 20 Apr 2014 23:16:40 EDT
<![CDATA[Close: A Journey in Scotland at The New York Botanical Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/09/close-a-journey-in-scotland-at-the-new-york-botanical-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/09/close-a-journey-in-scotland-at-the-new-york-botanical-garden Date: February 9, 2014

The word "close" is a traditional Scottish word that describes a landscape so inspirational that heaven seems closer to Earth in that place.

In 2004 when landscape photographer and journalist Allan Pollok-Morris learned that Little Sparta, a garden designed by Ian Hamilton Finlay, had been named the most important work of art in Scotland, he was inspired to travel throughout his home country in search of new works in landscape design and land art.

This exhibition documents Pollok-Morris's journey and celebrates the creations of many notable contemporary designers and artists working in the Scottish landscape. Through his documentary-style photographs, Pollok-Morris aims to capture "everyday" images of these landscapes from the point of view of those who envisioned and created them. The exhibition uses examples from all corners of the country to celebrate the important role of gardens and land art in international arts and culture.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 817-8700

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2014-02-09 2014-02-09 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 23:16:40 EDT
<![CDATA[Valentine's Day 5K]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/09/valentines-day-5k http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/09/valentines-day-5k Date: February 9, 2014

Join Brooklyn Road Runners Club for their traditional V-Day 5K in Prospect Park. Trophies will be awarded by age group. Couples can compete for a gift certificate to one of Park Slope's romantic restaurants. Registration is required. Register online.

A portion of the proceeds will be donated to The Wounded Warrior Project.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Bartel-Pritchard Square

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B003 Bartel-Pritchard Square 2014-02-09 2014-02-09 10:00 am 40.661, -73.9799 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 23:16:40 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/09/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/09/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour Date: February 9, 2014

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

Travel from Grand Army Plaza, past the Pond and Gapstow Bridge, and stop at the Dairy on this trip through the southern Park highlights.

Route involves moderate inclines and some stairs. 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 or heat index above 95 degrees).

Tour dates and times are subject to change without notice.

Note: Groups of seven or more must schedule a custom tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org or (212) 360-2726.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 12:45 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

Location: William Tecumseh Sherman Statue (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-02-09 2014-02-09 12:00 pm 12:45 pm 40.7646, -73.9731 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52a0f1200485b.jpg Sun, 20 Apr 2014 23:16:40 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Exploration: Prospect Park Hike]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/09/nature-exploration-prospect-park-hike-light http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/09/nature-exploration-prospect-park-hike-light Date: February 9, 2014

Our Urban Park Ranger hiking guides will introduce you to the hidden gems of New York City and places often off limits to the general public. On our hikes, you may explore nature, discover our City’s rich history and diverse culture, or just unplug from the world to clear your head. On this light paced hike discover the history of Prospect Park and discover the rich biodiversity of Brooklyn. We recommend wearing comfortable shoes or boots, and packing water and a light snack.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Prospect Park Picnic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-02-09 2014-02-09 1:00 pm 40.6674, -73.9726 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 23:16:40 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Nature Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/09/family-nature-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/09/family-nature-crafts Date: February 9, 2014

Urban Park Rangers are role models who encourage children to let their imaginations run wild in a safe, supportive atmosphere. Today we are making nature crafts to help us learn about our environment. All supplies provided.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 548-0912

Location: Crotona Nature Center (in Crotona Park)

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X010 Crotona Park 2014-02-09 2014-02-09 1:00 pm 40.837, -73.8934 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 23:16:40 EDT
<![CDATA[Storytelling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/09/storytelling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/09/storytelling Date: February 9, 2014

Urban Park Rangers are role models who encourage children to let their imaginations run wild in a safe, supportive atmosphere. Join us as we share classic stories about nature, animals, and our environment.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

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

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R119 Blue Heron Park 2014-02-09 2014-02-09 1:00 pm 40.5309, -74.1778 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 23:16:40 EDT
<![CDATA[Emergency Preparedness: Extreme Weather]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/09/emergency-preparedness-extreme-weather http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/09/emergency-preparedness-extreme-weather Date: February 9, 2014

What would you do if you found yourself lost in the woods? Do you know how to build your own shelter, or start a fire without matches? What would you eat and where would you find water? Do you have what it takes to survive in the wild? Our Urban Park Rangers are skilled in the techniques of wilderness survival and emergency preparedness. On these fun, family friendly programs you will learn tips and tricks that will enhance your knowledge of the natural world, and might just save your life. Whether you are preparing for an extended journey through the woods or just want to be more prepared for any situation, a wilderness survival program is perfect for you. Emergency Preparedness provides families and individuals with helpful information on how to be ready when an emergency situation arises.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Cunningham Park Parking Lot (in Cunningham Park)

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Q021 Cunningham Park 2014-02-09 2014-02-09 1:00 pm 40.7309, -73.774 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 23:16:40 EDT
<![CDATA[Wave Hill Garden Lecture: Beatrix Farrand and the Garden at Bellefield]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/09/wave-hill-garden-lecture-beatrix-farrand-and-the-garden-at-bellefield http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/09/wave-hill-garden-lecture-beatrix-farrand-and-the-garden-at-bellefield Date: February 9, 2014

Beatrix Farrand was one of America’s most revered early landscape architects and a pioneer of innovative design during the first half of the 20th century. Very few of her gardens remain intact, but one of her existing gems is right here in the Hudson Valley. Anne Cleves Symmes, Horticulturist for the Beatrix Farrand Garden Association, describes the two-decade-long process of restoring Bellefield, Farrand’s secret garden in Hyde Park, NY. The formal garden has been fully restored to its former glory and plans are underway to recreate the surrounding Wild Garden with its informal layout of trees, shrubs and flowering bulbs.

Registration recommended, online at www.wavehill.org, onsite at the Perkins Visitor Center or by calling (718) 549-3200 x251.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200 x251

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2014-02-09 2014-02-09 1:00 pm 40.8976, -73.9113 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 23:16:40 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Screening of Doin' It in the Park: Pick-Up Basketball, NYC with Director Bobbito Garcia]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/09/arts-culture-fun-screening-of-doin-it-in-the-park-pickup-basketball-nyc3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/09/arts-culture-fun-screening-of-doin-it-in-the-park-pickup-basketball-nyc3 Date: February 9, 2014

Come see the movie Complex Magazine calls, "One of the greatest sports documentaries of all-time."

Doin’ It In The Park: Pick-Up Basketball, NYC is directed by Bobbito Garcia and Kevin Couliau. It explores the history, culture, and social impact of New York’s summer b-ball scene, widely recognized as the worldwide mecca of the sport.

Bonus: Meet the film's director, Bobbito Garcia!

Warning: This film contains strong language.

Space is limited. RSVP to bk.artsculturefun@parks.nyc.gov or (718) 771-2787.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 771-2787

Location: St. Johns Recreation Center

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2014-02-09 2014-02-09 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.6735, -73.9348 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52bca4225806a.JPG Sun, 20 Apr 2014 23:16:40 EDT
<![CDATA[Wave Hill Garden & Conservatory Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/09/garden-conservatory-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/09/garden-conservatory-highlights-walk Date: February 9, 2014

Join us for an hour-long tour of seasonal garden highlights.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2014-02-09 2014-02-09 2:00 pm 40.8991, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52c5daf628e99.jpg Sun, 20 Apr 2014 23:16:40 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: “Get the Picture?”]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/10/art-in-the-garden-get-the-picture3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/10/art-in-the-garden-get-the-picture3 Date: February 10, 2014

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-02-10 2014-02-10 8:00 am 4:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 23:16:40 EDT
<![CDATA[Whimsical Winter Wonderland exhibit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/10/whimsical-winter-wonderland-exhibit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/10/whimsical-winter-wonderland-exhibit Date: February 10, 2014

Sixteen emerging and established artists interpret a Whimsical Winter Wonderland.

These American and international artists’ works will charm and delight the spirit of the child or the child within.

Curated by Lucy Aponte and Laura Alvarez.

Due to popular demand, it has been extended to February 22, with the closing exhibition on that date, from 1:00 p.m.-3:30 p.m.

Please note: The gallery is closed on Sundays, Mondays and holidays.

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 2014-02-10 2014-02-10 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/529f4213e26e9.jpg Sun, 20 Apr 2014 23:16:40 EDT
<![CDATA[Arsenal Gallery Black History Month Exhibition: The March]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/10/arsenal-gallery-exhibtion-the-march1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/10/arsenal-gallery-exhibtion-the-march1 Date: February 10, 2014

In commemoration of Black History Month, the Arsenal Gallery is pleased to present The March, an exhibition that includes work from seventeen artists. Coordinated by NYC Parks’ Ebony Society, this exhibition reflects on the struggles and victories of the Civil Rights Movement past, present and future, as well as those individuals who have advanced the cause.

Artists include: Mitsuko Brooks, Gladys Carty, Tuwanda Harmon, Bill Howard, Nathaniel Ladson, Olga Matos-Castillo, Dionis Ortiz, Malcolm Pinckney, Ansel Pitcairn, Victor Polanco, Jake Seo, Christopher Spinelli, Dexter G. Stringfellow, Mario Tavarez, Alan J.P. Thompson, Quay Quinn Wolf, and Wayne Young.

Open Monday- Friday, 9:00 a.m. -5:00 p.m.

Admission is free, closed on holidays.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-02-10 2014-02-10 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 23:16:40 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Chair Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/10/shape-up-nyc-chair-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/10/shape-up-nyc-chair-aerobics Date: February 10, 2014

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

For adults and seniors.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 771-2787

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

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2014-02-10 2014-02-10 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.8108, -73.9147 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 23:16:40 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/10/shape-up-nyc-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/10/shape-up-nyc-aerobics Date: February 10, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: McDonald Park House (in McDonald Playground)

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R034 McDonald Playground 2014-02-10 2014-02-10 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.6291, -74.1155 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 23:16:40 EDT
<![CDATA[Chair Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/10/chair-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/10/chair-yoga Date: February 10, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 447-2020

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

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M164 Asser Levy Playground 2014-02-10 2014-02-10 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7361, -73.9757 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 23:16:40 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Chair Toning]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/10/shape-up-nyc-chair-toning http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/10/shape-up-nyc-chair-toning Date: February 10, 2014

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

For adults and seniors.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 402-5155

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

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2014-02-10 2014-02-10 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.8108, -73.9147 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 23:16:40 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Tax Preparation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/10/free-tax-preparation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/10/free-tax-preparation Date: February 10, 2014

Get free tax preparation help at Owen Dolen Recreation Center, sponsored by AARP.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 829-0156

Location: Owen Dolen Golden Age Center (in Owen F. Dolen Park)

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X016 Owen F. Dolen Park 2014-02-10 2014-02-10 10:30 am 2:30 pm 40.8406, -73.8428 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 23:16:40 EDT
<![CDATA[Cooking with the Pampered Chef]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/10/the-pampered-chef http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/10/the-pampered-chef Date: February 10, 2014

Jeanne Englert from the Pampered Chef will demonstrate how to cook fun and fabulous food using the Pampered Chef cookware.

Tastings provided!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 667-3545

Location: Greenbelt Recreation Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2014-02-10 2014-02-10 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.5926, -74.1358 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 23:16:40 EDT
<![CDATA[Monday Movement]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/10/monday-movement http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/10/monday-movement Date: February 10, 2014

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 485-4633

Location: Brownsville Recreation Center (in Brownsville Playground)

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B270 Brownsville Playground 2014-02-10 2014-02-10 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.6566, -73.902 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 23:16:40 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: West Side Stories]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/10/central-park-tour-west-side-stories http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/10/central-park-tour-west-side-stories Date: February 10, 2014

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

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

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M010 Central Park 2014-02-10 2014-02-10 12:00 pm 1:15 pm 40.782, -73.9714 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51d70601d1d92.jpg Sun, 20 Apr 2014 23:16:40 EDT
<![CDATA[Beginner Hockey Clinic (Registration Full)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/10/beginner-hockey-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/10/beginner-hockey-clinic Date: February 10, 2014

Improve your game with skating and puck control drills as well as scrimmage play, all in an encouraging environment.

Participation in this 10-session program includes use of all equipment.

Ages 6 – 9. Space is limited; advance registration required.

Please note: Registration is full.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 348-4867

Location: Lasker Pool & Rink (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-02-10 2014-02-10 4:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.7964, -73.9547 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 23:16:40 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Kettlebell, Core and Conditioning]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/10/shape-up-nyc-kettlebell-core-and-conditioning http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/10/shape-up-nyc-kettlebell-core-and-conditioning Date: February 10, 2014

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

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

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: McDonald Park House (in McDonald Playground)

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R034 McDonald Playground 2014-02-10 2014-02-10 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.6291, -74.1155 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 23:16:40 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC's Couch to 5K: Group Run]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/10/shape-up-nycs-couch-to-5k-group-run http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/10/shape-up-nycs-couch-to-5k-group-run Date: February 10, 2014

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

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-02-10 2014-02-10 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.6643, -73.9639 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52d4140b7303f.jpg Sun, 20 Apr 2014 23:16:40 EDT