NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2014 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://www.nycgovparks.org/sub_things_to_do/upcoming_events/events_search.php NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Sun, 20 Apr 2014 07:21:05 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[Adult Adaptive Sports]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/25/adult-adaptive-sports http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/25/adult-adaptive-sports Date: March 25, 2014

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 397-3159

Location: Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center

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M063 Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center 2014-03-25 2014-03-25 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.7715, -73.9885 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 03:21:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Rock Your Seat]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/25/rock-your-seat http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/25/rock-your-seat Date: March 25, 2014

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

Recreation Center membership is required to participate.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 667-3545

Location: Greenbelt Recreation Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2014-03-25 2014-03-25 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.5926, -74.1358 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 03:21:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Meditation Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/25/meditation-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/25/meditation-class Date: March 25, 2014

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 1:45 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-03-25 2014-03-25 1:00 pm 1:45 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 03:21:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Knitting & Crocheting for Intermediate and Advanced Levels]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/25/knitcroxchet-intermediate-group http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/25/knitcroxchet-intermediate-group Date: March 25, 2014

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

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

Must be able to read and follow patterns.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 3:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-03-25 2014-03-25 2:30 pm 3:30 am 40.865, -73.8947 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 03:21:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Jamaica Bay Greenway Community Workshops]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/25/jamaica-bay-greenway-community-workshops http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/25/jamaica-bay-greenway-community-workshops Date: March 25, 2014

The NYC Department of Transportation and the Regional Plan Association will be continuing their work to create a cohesive, connected, an user-friendly greenway route around Jamaica Bay by hosting public workshops. There will be four workshops held in communities around the bay in March and April. Come voice your ideas and give feedback on improving access to the greenway, waterfront, and amazing parkland in an around the bay. Please RSVP to jamaicabaygreenway@dot.nyc.gov.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 546-4318

Location: Scholar's Academy

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2014-03-25 2014-03-25 6:30 pm 9:00 pm 40.5841, -73.8257 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 03:21:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Cardio Sculpt]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/25/shape-up-nyc-cardio-sculpt1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/25/shape-up-nyc-cardio-sculpt1 Date: March 25, 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 2014-03-25 2014-03-25 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.6291, -74.1155 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 03:21:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Wheelchair Basketball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/25/wheelchair-basketball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/25/wheelchair-basketball Date: March 25, 2014

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

Recreation Center membership is required to participate.

Start time: 7:45 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 353-7853

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

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2014-03-25 2014-03-25 7:45 pm 9:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8344 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 03:21:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Doors To The Bronx Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/26/doors-to-the-bronx-exhibition1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/26/doors-to-the-bronx-exhibition1 Date: March 26, 2014

An art exhibition comprised of paintings made by Bronx artist Danilo Peguero. This exhibition is a celebration of the Bronx's rich architectural history. The show features some of the most interesting and glamorous doors that beautify and protect the heart of the unconquerable Bronx.

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 2014-03-26 2014-03-26 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 03:21:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: “Get the Picture?”]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/26/art-in-the-garden-get-the-picture3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/26/art-in-the-garden-get-the-picture3 Date: March 26, 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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2014-03-26 2014-03-26 8:00 am 4:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 03:21:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Arsenal Gallery Exhibition: STRATA]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/26/strata http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/26/strata Date: March 26, 2014

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-03-26 2014-03-26 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52fd2ae9dd9fd.jpg Sun, 20 Apr 2014 03:21:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Women's Work Exhibit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/26/womens-work-exhibit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/26/womens-work-exhibit Date: March 26, 2014

The Conference House Association celebrates Women's History Month by featuring colonial women who ventured outside of kitchen and house work. Poets, writers, printers, and many other careers were accomplished by women such as Anne Bradstreet, Phillis Wheatley, and Deborah Sampson. The association honor these women, and others, in an exhibit located in the Visitor's Center at Conference House Park. Stop by and travel through historic moments that helped change the thinking of women today.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 984-6046

Location: Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2014-03-26 2014-03-26 9:30 am 3:00 pm 40.5026, -74.2518 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/533044d6c90c4.JPG Sun, 20 Apr 2014 03:21:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Chair Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/26/shape-up-nyc-chair-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/26/shape-up-nyc-chair-aerobics Date: March 26, 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 2014-03-26 2014-03-26 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.8108, -73.9147 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 03:21:06 EDT
<![CDATA[The Orchid Show: Key West Contemporary]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/26/the-orchid-show-key-west-contemporary http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/26/the-orchid-show-key-west-contemporary Date: March 26, 2014

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

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2014-03-26 2014-03-26 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 03:21:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Chair/Sit Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/26/chairsit-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/26/chairsit-aerobics Date: March 26, 2014

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

Recreation Center membership is required to participate.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 353-7853

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

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2014-03-26 2014-03-26 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7515, -73.8344 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 03:21:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Sit Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/26/sit-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/26/sit-aerobics Date: March 26, 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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2014-03-26 2014-03-26 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.6735, -73.9348 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 03:21:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Chair Toning]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/26/shape-up-nyc-chair-toning http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/26/shape-up-nyc-chair-toning Date: March 26, 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 2014-03-26 2014-03-26 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.8108, -73.9147 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 03:21:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Boot Camp]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/26/shape-up-nyc-bootcamp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/26/shape-up-nyc-bootcamp Date: March 26, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-03-26 2014-03-26 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 03:21:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Book Signing of "Mary Wells: The Tumultuous Life of Motown's First Superstar"]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/26/arts-culture-fun-book-signing-of-mary-wells-the-tumultuous-life-of-motowns-first-superstar http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/26/arts-culture-fun-book-signing-of-mary-wells-the-tumultuous-life-of-motowns-first-superstar Date: March 26, 2014

Peter Benjaminson is a Harlem resident, Motown enthusiast and author of The Story of Motown and The Lost Supreme: The Life of Dreamgirl Florence Ballard.

He will discuss the life and career of Mary Wells; her struggles to survive, to achieve happiness, to break away from Motown Records and to recover from that separation. He will play audio recordings of Mary Wells’ performances, and excerpts from her interview that forms the basis of his recently published book.

Hear hits by Mary Wells, sung by solo artist Lorraine Moore!

Please reserve your seat by calling (718) 622-2082. This event is free and open to the public.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 622-2082

Location: Herbert Von King Cultural Arts Center (in Herbert Von King Park)

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B088 Herbert Von King Park 2014-03-26 2014-03-26 11:00 am 40.6899, -73.9467 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 03:21:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Adaptive Dance]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/26/adaptive-dance http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/26/adaptive-dance Date: March 26, 2014

This program leads participants in body movement to dance music such as reggae, hip hop, and funk Especially for adults and seniors with disabilities.

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 234-9607

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

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M014 Jackie Robinson Park 2014-03-26 2014-03-26 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.8242, -73.9425 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 03:21:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Wheelchair Basketball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/26/wheelchair-basketball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/26/wheelchair-basketball Date: March 26, 2014

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

Recreation Center membership is required to participate.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 293-5934

Location: West Bronx Recreation Center

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X261 West Bronx Recreation Center 2014-03-26 2014-03-26 6:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.8441, -73.9188 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 03:21:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Yoga - Relax and Stretch]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/26/shape-up-nyc-yoga-relax-and-stretch http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/26/shape-up-nyc-yoga-relax-and-stretch Date: March 26, 2014

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

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

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: McDonald Park House (in McDonald Playground)

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R034 McDonald Playground 2014-03-26 2014-03-26 7:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.6291, -74.1155 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 03:21:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/27/my-morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/27/my-morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: March 27, 2014

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

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

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

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

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2014-03-27 2014-03-27 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.8606, -73.9338 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 03:21:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Doors To The Bronx Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/27/doors-to-the-bronx-exhibition1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/27/doors-to-the-bronx-exhibition1 Date: March 27, 2014

An art exhibition comprised of paintings made by Bronx artist Danilo Peguero. This exhibition is a celebration of the Bronx's rich architectural history. The show features some of the most interesting and glamorous doors that beautify and protect the heart of the unconquerable Bronx.

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 2014-03-27 2014-03-27 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 03:21:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: “Get the Picture?”]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/27/art-in-the-garden-get-the-picture3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/27/art-in-the-garden-get-the-picture3 Date: March 27, 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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2014-03-27 2014-03-27 8:00 am 4:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 03:21:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Arsenal Gallery Exhibition: STRATA]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/27/strata http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/27/strata Date: March 27, 2014

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-03-27 2014-03-27 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52fd2ae9dd9fd.jpg Sun, 20 Apr 2014 03:21:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Stretch, Tone and Balance]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/27/shape-up-nyc-stretch-tone-and-balance http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/27/shape-up-nyc-stretch-tone-and-balance Date: March 27, 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 2014-03-27 2014-03-27 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.6291, -74.1155 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 03:21:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Women's Work Exhibit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/27/womens-work-exhibit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/27/womens-work-exhibit Date: March 27, 2014

The Conference House Association celebrates Women's History Month by featuring colonial women who ventured outside of kitchen and house work. Poets, writers, printers, and many other careers were accomplished by women such as Anne Bradstreet, Phillis Wheatley, and Deborah Sampson. The association honor these women, and others, in an exhibit located in the Visitor's Center at Conference House Park. Stop by and travel through historic moments that helped change the thinking of women today.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 984-6046

Location: Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2014-03-27 2014-03-27 9:30 am 3:00 pm 40.5026, -74.2518 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/533044d6c90c4.JPG Sun, 20 Apr 2014 03:21:06 EDT
<![CDATA[The Orchid Show: Key West Contemporary]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/27/the-orchid-show-key-west-contemporary http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/27/the-orchid-show-key-west-contemporary Date: March 27, 2014

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

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2014-03-27 2014-03-27 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 03:21:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Stretching, Toning, Relaxation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/27/stretching-toning-relaxation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/27/stretching-toning-relaxation Date: March 27, 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 2014-03-27 2014-03-27 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 03:21:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Total Body Workout]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/27/shape-up-nyc-total-body-workout http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/27/shape-up-nyc-total-body-workout Date: March 27, 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 2014-03-27 2014-03-27 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.8647, -73.8992 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 03:21:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Chair Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/27/chair-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/27/chair-yoga Date: March 27, 2014

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 255-3705

Location: Chelsea Recreation Center

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M260 Chelsea Recreation Center 2014-03-27 2014-03-27 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7483, -74.0022 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 03:21:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Conversational English]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/27/conversational-english http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/27/conversational-english Date: March 27, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-03-27 2014-03-27 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 03:21:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Cardio, Toning, and Stretching]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/27/shape-up-nyc-cardio-toning-and-stretching http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/27/shape-up-nyc-cardio-toning-and-stretching Date: March 27, 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 2014-03-27 2014-03-27 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5277fbf99dc4d.jpg Sun, 20 Apr 2014 03:21:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Adaptive Track and Field]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/27/adaptive-track-and-field http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/27/adaptive-track-and-field Date: March 27, 2014

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

Recreation Center membership is required to join.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 293-5934

Location: West Bronx Recreation Center

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X261 West Bronx Recreation Center 2014-03-27 2014-03-27 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8441, -73.9188 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 03:21:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Seneca Village]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/27/central-park-tour-seneca-village http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/27/central-park-tour-seneca-village Date: March 27, 2014

Established on land that would become part of Central Park, Seneca Village was Manhattan’s first known community of African-American property owners. Learn about the history of the village and the people who lived there. The route involves moderate inclines and a few stairs.

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

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: 85th Street and Central Park West (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-03-27 2014-03-27 12:00 pm 1:15 pm 40.7846, -73.9697 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51d708b703c02.jpg Sun, 20 Apr 2014 03:21:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Poking Fun: Political Puns and Social Satire in the Genre Paintings of William Sidney Mount]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/27/poking-fun-political-puns-and-social-satire-in-the-genre-paintings-of-william-sidney-mount http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/27/poking-fun-political-puns-and-social-satire-in-the-genre-paintings-of-william-sidney-mount Date: March 27, 2014

This lecture by Elizabeth Kahn Kaplan is part of King Manor Museum's free lecture series, Talking about History. Co-presented with York College's Political Science Discipline.

Nineteenth century relations between the sexes, abolitionist preaching, political chicanery, all were grist for visual puns incorporated into seemingly simple scenes of country life on Long Island. Mount's neighbors and upwardly mobile city patrons readily "got" his subtle - and not so subtle - jokes, sometimes with a subtext about the political role of freed slaves. Presidential campaigns in the late 1830s and early 1840s had deteriorated into manipulation of carefully chosen symbols, and Mount exploited these in his art. Mount's "insider" jokes, double entendres, puns, and political humor will motivate discussion about the political and social themes of Mount's day. What is represented by the boy tickling a sleeping black man with a straw in Farmers Nooning, 1836? What does the trap represent in Catching Rabbits, 1839? Discovery of Mount's sharp wit adds another dimension to appreciation of his art.

This Speakers in the Humanities event, which is free and open to the public, is made possible through the support of the New York Council for the Humanities, a state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 206-0545

Location: York College

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2014-03-27 2014-03-27 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.7027, -73.796 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 03:21:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Rock Your Seat]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/27/rock-your-seat http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/27/rock-your-seat Date: March 27, 2014

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

Recreation Center membership is required to participate.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 667-3545

Location: Greenbelt Recreation Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2014-03-27 2014-03-27 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.5926, -74.1358 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 03:21:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Learn To Draw]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/27/learn-to-draw http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/27/learn-to-draw Date: March 27, 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 2014-03-27 2014-03-27 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 03:21:07 EDT
<![CDATA[TreeLC Care Captain Training at The Arsenal]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/27/treelc-care-captain-training-at-the-arsenal http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/27/treelc-care-captain-training-at-the-arsenal Date: March 27, 2014

Sign up to become a TreeLC Care Captain, and learn how to lead your own tree care workshops and events!

Care Captain trainings empower enthusiastic tree stewards to offer tree care workshops to their neighbors and friends. You will learn all the steps to running a workshop; seasonally specific tree care strategies and tips; community organizing and event coordination skills, and gain an in-depth understanding of the MillionTreesNYC initiative.

Who can attend?

New Yorkers who are interested in leading local tree stewardship, who commit to planning a community tree care event engaging at least 10 community members and caring for at least 10 trees. Our Care Captain program is a good fit for representatives of block associations, classrooms, neighborhood groups or other civic organizations.

Registration is required.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 393-7254

Location: The Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-03-27 2014-03-27 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.7676, -73.9713 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 03:21:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Bootcamp]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/27/shape-up-nyc-bootcamp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/27/shape-up-nyc-bootcamp Date: March 27, 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 2014-03-27 2014-03-27 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.6291, -74.1155 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 03:21:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Chakaia Booker Talk & Sculpture Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/27/arts-culture-fun-chakaia-booker http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/27/arts-culture-fun-chakaia-booker Date: March 27, 2014

Acclaimed artist Chakaia Booker will discuss her work and lead a sculpture workshop. Participants are asked to bring meaningful objects for incluson in their own artwork.

Booker uses industrial materials to merge ecological, economic, and social concerns. Her best-known works are expressed through recyclable, discarded automobile tires. Booker has lectured and exhibited extensively around the country. Her scultpures are included in dozens of public collections, including the permanent collections at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Whitney Museum of Art.

Presented in partnership with the Art Students League of New York.

The event is open to the public. Space is limited. To RSVP, please email bk.artsculturefun@parks.nyc.gov or call (718) 218-2380.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 218-2380

Location: McCarren Play Center

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2014-03-27 2014-03-27 6:30 pm 8:00 pm 40.7202, -73.951 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5318dea2c5ccb.jpg Sun, 20 Apr 2014 03:21:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Adaptive Dance]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/27/adaptive-dance http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/27/adaptive-dance Date: March 27, 2014

Body movement to dance music: reggae, hip hop, funk. Recreation Center membership is required to participate.

Start time: 7:00 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 2014-03-27 2014-03-27 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.8242, -73.9425 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 03:21:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Doors To The Bronx Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/28/doors-to-the-bronx-exhibition1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/28/doors-to-the-bronx-exhibition1 Date: March 28, 2014

An art exhibition comprised of paintings made by Bronx artist Danilo Peguero. This exhibition is a celebration of the Bronx's rich architectural history. The show features some of the most interesting and glamorous doors that beautify and protect the heart of the unconquerable Bronx.

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 2014-03-28 2014-03-28 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 03:21:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: “Get the Picture?”]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/28/art-in-the-garden-get-the-picture3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/28/art-in-the-garden-get-the-picture3 Date: March 28, 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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2014-03-28 2014-03-28 8:00 am 4:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 03:21:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Arsenal Gallery Exhibition: STRATA]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/28/strata http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/28/strata Date: March 28, 2014

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-03-28 2014-03-28 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52fd2ae9dd9fd.jpg Sun, 20 Apr 2014 03:21:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Women's Work Exhibit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/28/womens-work-exhibit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/28/womens-work-exhibit Date: March 28, 2014

The Conference House Association celebrates Women's History Month by featuring colonial women who ventured outside of kitchen and house work. Poets, writers, printers, and many other careers were accomplished by women such as Anne Bradstreet, Phillis Wheatley, and Deborah Sampson. The association honor these women, and others, in an exhibit located in the Visitor's Center at Conference House Park. Stop by and travel through historic moments that helped change the thinking of women today.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 984-6046

Location: Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2014-03-28 2014-03-28 9:30 am 3:00 pm 40.5026, -74.2518 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/533044d6c90c4.JPG Sun, 20 Apr 2014 03:21:07 EDT
<![CDATA[The Orchid Show: Key West Contemporary]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/28/the-orchid-show-key-west-contemporary http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/28/the-orchid-show-key-west-contemporary Date: March 28, 2014

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

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2014-03-28 2014-03-28 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 03:21:07 EDT
<![CDATA[English Reading For Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/28/english-reading-for-adults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/28/english-reading-for-adults Date: March 28, 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 2014-03-28 2014-03-28 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 03:21:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Sit Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/28/sit-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/28/sit-aerobics Date: March 28, 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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2014-03-28 2014-03-28 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.6735, -73.9348 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 03:21:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Adaptive Fitness]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/28/adaptive-fitness http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/28/adaptive-fitness Date: March 28, 2014

Take this Recreation Center class to feel leaner and stronger! The program is specifically for people with disabilities or limited mobility.

Recreation Center membership is required.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 255-3705

Location: Chelsea Recreation Center

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M260 Chelsea Recreation Center 2014-03-28 2014-03-28 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7483, -74.0022 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 03:21:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: North Woods]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/28/central-park-tour-north-woods http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/28/central-park-tour-north-woods Date: March 28, 2014

View tumbling cascades, rustic bridges, and picturesque pools in the "Manhattan Adirondacks." This route involves many hills and stairs.

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

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

For the latest information or to see more dates for this tour, check 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) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2014-03-28 2014-03-28 12:00 pm 1:15 pm 40.7968, -73.9515 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51d715c87a7f6.jpg Sun, 20 Apr 2014 03:21:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Pilates]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/28/shape-up-nyc-pilates http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/28/shape-up-nyc-pilates Date: March 28, 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 2014-03-28 2014-03-28 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/528134f69ac11.jpg Sun, 20 Apr 2014 03:21:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Short Story Fiction/Non-Fiction Writing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/28/short-story-fictionnonfiction-writing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/28/short-story-fictionnonfiction-writing Date: March 28, 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 2014-03-28 2014-03-28 1:30 pm 3:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 03:21:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Adapted Aquatics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/28/adapted-aquatics3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/28/adapted-aquatics3 Date: March 28, 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 2014-03-28 2014-03-28 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.7151, -73.9605 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 03:21:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Adapted Aquatics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/28/adapted-aquatics2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/28/adapted-aquatics2 Date: March 28, 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: Hansborough Pool & Recreation Center (in Hansborough Recreation Center)

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M131 Hansborough Recreation Center 2014-03-28 2014-03-28 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.8128, -73.9393 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 03:21:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Seasonal Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/28/seasonal-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/28/seasonal-crafts Date: March 28, 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 2014-03-28 2014-03-28 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 03:21:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Adapted Aquatics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/28/adapted-aquatics1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/28/adapted-aquatics1 Date: March 28, 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: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-760-6969 ext. 0

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

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M164 Asser Levy Playground 2014-03-28 2014-03-28 3:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7361, -73.9757 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 03:21:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Adapted Aquatics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/28/adapted-aquatics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/28/adapted-aquatics Date: March 28, 2014

Practice your swimming skills in this adaptive swim program for people with disabilities! To register, which is mandatory, please call the Citywide Aquatics office at 718-760-6969 ext. 0.

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

Start time: 4:30 pm

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-760-6969 ext. 0

Location: Roy Wilkins Recreation Center

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Q448 Roy Wilkins Recreation Center 2014-03-28 2014-03-28 4:30 pm 5:30 pm 40.6881, -73.7701 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 03:21:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Youth Open Mic!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/28/arts-culture-funs-2014-winter-series-youth-open-mic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/28/arts-culture-funs-2014-winter-series-youth-open-mic Date: March 28, 2014

Get creative at our only cultural arts center! Share, sing or play your artwork at Von King Cultural Center's open mic at this event for teens and young adults.

Registration is required to participate, so let us know early if you'll be performing. Contact Deb Grant or Gene Fowler at (718) 622-2082 to perform.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 622-2082

Location: Herbert Von King Cultural Arts Center (in Herbert Von King Park)

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B088 Herbert Von King Park 2014-03-28 2014-03-28 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.6899, -73.9467 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 03:21:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Brooklyn Movie Screening: Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/28/brooklyn-movie-screening-cloudy-with-a-chance-of-meatballs-2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/28/brooklyn-movie-screening-cloudy-with-a-chance-of-meatballs-2 Date: March 28, 2014

Bring the whole family for a free, kid-friendly movie screening!

In Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2, Flint Lockwood works at The Live Corp Company for his idol Chester V. But he's forced to leave when he finds out his infamous machine is still operational and churning out food-animal hybrids!

Open to the public. Free popcorn!

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 218-2380

Location: McCarren Play Center

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2014-03-28 2014-03-28 7:00 pm 40.7202, -73.951 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 03:21:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Cardio Sculpt]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/28/shape-up-nyc-cardio-sculpt http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/28/shape-up-nyc-cardio-sculpt Date: March 28, 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 2014-03-28 2014-03-28 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.6291, -74.1155 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 03:21:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Doors To The Bronx Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/29/doors-to-the-bronx-exhibition1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/29/doors-to-the-bronx-exhibition1 Date: March 29, 2014

An art exhibition comprised of paintings made by Bronx artist Danilo Peguero. This exhibition is a celebration of the Bronx's rich architectural history. The show features some of the most interesting and glamorous doors that beautify and protect the heart of the unconquerable Bronx.

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 2014-03-29 2014-03-29 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 03:21:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: “Get the Picture?”]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/29/art-in-the-garden-get-the-picture3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/29/art-in-the-garden-get-the-picture3 Date: March 29, 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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2014-03-29 2014-03-29 8:00 am 4:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 03:21:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Greenmarket at Grand Army Plaza]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/29/greenmarket-at-grand-army-plaza http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/29/greenmarket-at-grand-army-plaza Date: March 29, 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 2014-03-29 2014-03-29 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.6735, -73.9701 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52c7206a84855.jpg Sun, 20 Apr 2014 03:21:07 EDT
<![CDATA[30th Annual GreenThumb GrowTogether Conference]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/29/30th-annual-greenthumb-growtogether http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/29/30th-annual-greenthumb-growtogether Date: March 29, 2014

Join over a thousand community gardeners and greening professionals from all over New York City for a day of learning, sharing, networking, and greening inspiration at the 30th Annual GreenThumb GrowTogether! This year's conference features exciting new workshops and returning favorites, including many hands-on workshops for gardeners of all ages. Enjoy live music and dance performances, a children's play area, raffle prizes and much more!

Pre-register by March 21.
$5 = breakfast + workshops + lunch + t-shirt

Register at the door on March 29th
$7 = breakfast + workshops
Free = Children 12 and under

Order your tickets online at 30th Annual GreenThumb GrowTogether webpage.

To register for one of three free buses coming from Brooklyn, please call the GreenThumb office at (212) 788-8070.

To pre-register by mail and sign up for bus transportation please fill out the form on page 7 of the GreenThumb Spring Program Guide and mail the completed form with your payment to: City Parks Foundation/Greenthumb before March 21st to guarantee breakfast, lunch, conference participation, and t-shirt. If you do not pre-register, you are not guaranteed lunch or a t-shirt

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 788-8070

Location: Hostos Community College

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2014-03-29 2014-03-29 8:30 am 4:00 pm 40.8176, -73.9277 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 03:21:07 EDT
<![CDATA[ESL Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/29/esl-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/29/esl-class Date: March 29, 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 2014-03-29 2014-03-29 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 03:21:07 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Shape Up NYC: Zumba]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/29/shape-up-nyc-zumba http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/29/shape-up-nyc-zumba Date: March 29, 2014

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

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 2014-03-29 2014-03-29 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.6291, -74.1155 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 03:21:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Shaking In Your Seat]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/29/shaking-in-your-seat http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/29/shaking-in-your-seat Date: March 29, 2014

This energizing, seated workout for adults and seniors invigorates and infuses new interest and enthusiasm in fitness. It uses exciting latin rhythms with easy to follow steps from cha-cha, mambo, merengue, salsa, bachata, flamenco, cumbia, old-school dances and even belly-dancing, making it fun, safe and healthy for all.

Recreation Center membership is required to participate.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 927-1563

Location: J. Hood Wright Recreation Center (in J. Hood Wright Park)

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M099 J. Hood Wright Park 2014-03-29 2014-03-29 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.8469, -73.9399 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 03:21:07 EDT
<![CDATA[The Orchid Show: Key West Contemporary]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/29/the-orchid-show-key-west-contemporary http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/29/the-orchid-show-key-west-contemporary Date: March 29, 2014

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

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2014-03-29 2014-03-29 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 03:21:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Tunisian Crochet Beginners]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/29/tunisian-crochet-beginners http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/29/tunisian-crochet-beginners Date: March 29, 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 2014-03-29 2014-03-29 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 03:21:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/29/shape-up-nyc-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/29/shape-up-nyc-aerobics Date: March 29, 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 2014-03-29 2014-03-29 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 03:21:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Voulnteer Garden Clean-Up Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/29/voulnteer-garden-cleanup-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/29/voulnteer-garden-cleanup-day Date: March 29, 2014

Roll-up your sleeves and don your gardening gloves to help us make the grounds of Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum look beautiful again after winter’s weather! Light breakfast available. Please bring gloves and wear boots.

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 885-1461

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2014-03-29 2014-03-29 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8705, -73.8109 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 03:21:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Knitting & Crocheting for Intermediate and Advanced Levels]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/29/knitcrochet-intermediate-group http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/29/knitcrochet-intermediate-group Date: March 29, 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 2014-03-29 2014-03-29 10:30 am 12:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 03:21:07 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Shape Up NYC: Zumba Toning]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/29/shape-up-nyc-zumba1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/29/shape-up-nyc-zumba1 Date: March 29, 2014

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

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 2014-03-29 2014-03-29 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.6291, -74.1155 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 03:21:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Pure Meditation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/29/pure-meditation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/29/pure-meditation Date: March 29, 2014

Relax in the calmness of a quiet mind. This is an open sitting meditation practice, with optional slow-walking meditation. Beginners welcome. Wheelchair accessible.

Recreation Center membership is required to participate.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 285-0301

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

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M194 Alfred E. Smith Playground 2014-03-29 2014-03-29 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7107, -73.9967 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 03:21:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Magnificent Mineral Mosaics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/29/magnificent-mineral-mosaics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/29/magnificent-mineral-mosaics Date: March 29, 2014

Create colorful artwork with printed mosaics and learn about rocks, minerals, and ores. Arrange and glue chipboard mosaic squares into a Greenbelt animal or a beautiful pattern.

Suitable for ages 7 and up. Registration required.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2014-03-29 2014-03-29 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.5884, -74.1391 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 03:21:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Photography: Winter Woods]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/29/nature-photography-winter-woods http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/29/nature-photography-winter-woods Date: March 29, 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: 11:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

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

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R088 High Rock Park 2014-03-29 2014-03-29 11:00 am 40.5794, -74.1263 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 03:21:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Ukrainian Easter Egg Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/29/pysanky-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/29/pysanky-workshop Date: March 29, 2014

Learn the time-honored art of creating these intricately patterned Ukrainian Easter eggs and create your own using a wax-resist technique at this hands-on workshop. Hot wax and permanent dyes used; please dress accordingly. Age 14 and up. Bring a bag lunch, only light refreshments offered. Space is limited.

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 885-1461

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2014-03-29 2014-03-29 11:00 am 3:30 pm 40.8705, -73.8109 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 03:21:07 EDT
<![CDATA[National Girls and Women in Sports Day in the Bronx]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/29/national-girls-and-women-in-sports-day-in-the-bronx http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/29/national-girls-and-women-in-sports-day-in-the-bronx Date: March 29, 2014

Join us for National Girls and Women in Sports Day, an annual event honoring female athletes! To celebrate, NYC Parks has free events in all five boroughs.

Activities in the Bronx include:

  • Fitness challenge and talks led by WNBA's New York Liberty players Kym Hampton and Essence Carson
  • Basketball clinic
  • Hula-hoop, double dutch and street hockey demos
  • Salsa dancing demonstration
  • Performances by St. Mary's hip hop squads
  • Guest speakers
  • Giveaways

Kids registered by 11:00 a.m. will receive a free t-shirt while supplies last! Girls are welcome at this family-friendly event.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 860-5544

Location: West Bronx Recreation Center

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X261 West Bronx Recreation Center 2014-03-29 2014-03-29 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.8441, -73.9188 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 03:21:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Introduction to Bird Watching]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/29/introduction-to-bird-watching http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/29/introduction-to-bird-watching Date: March 29, 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 2014-03-29 2014-03-29 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/528136ab90698.jpg Sun, 20 Apr 2014 03:21:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Northern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/29/central-park-tour-northern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/29/central-park-tour-northern-welcome-tour Date: March 29, 2014

See the park’s northernmost highlights on this walk from Conservatory Garden, along the Harlem Meer and past the North Woods. This route is easy to negotiate, although it has a few stairs.

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

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

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

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 2014-03-29 2014-03-29 12:00 pm 12:45 pm 40.7943, -73.9512 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52a0ef96a6454.jpg Sun, 20 Apr 2014 03:21:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Historic New York: Park Slope]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/29/historic-new-york-park-slope http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/29/historic-new-york-park-slope Date: March 29, 2014

Urban Park Rangers specialize in interpretation of historic turning points, both natural and man-made, in our city’s long history. On this walking tour explore the architecture of Brooklyn's Park Slope and discover its connection to Prospect Park.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

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

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B040 Grand Army Plaza 2014-03-29 2014-03-29 12:00 pm 40.6729, -73.9698 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52af3bfe6741a.jpg Sun, 20 Apr 2014 03:21:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Citizenship Classes for Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/29/citizenship-classes-for-adults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/29/citizenship-classes-for-adults Date: March 29, 2014

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

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-03-29 2014-03-29 12:30 pm 1:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 03:21:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Fitness Bootcamp]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/29/fitness-bootcamp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/29/fitness-bootcamp Date: March 29, 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 2014-03-29 2014-03-29 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.7404, -73.7339 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 03:21:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Exploring Clouds]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/29/exploring-clouds http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/29/exploring-clouds Date: March 29, 2014

Understanding our climate helps us prepare our city for a more sustainable future. Our Urban Park Rangers will introduce you to these important scientific concepts that will help you prepare for the future.

On our weather programs, we will delve deeply into everyday weather events including lightning and thunder, clouds and the water cycle, and hurricanes and extreme storms.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

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

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Q458 Fort Totten Park 2014-03-29 2014-03-29 1:00 pm 40.7952, -73.7784 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 03:21:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Dance and Fitness Infusion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/29/shape-up-nyc-dance-fitness-infusion http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/29/shape-up-nyc-dance-fitness-infusion Date: March 29, 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 2014-03-29 2014-03-29 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.6291, -74.1155 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 03:21:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids Enjoy Exercise Now (KEEN)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/29/kids-enjoy-exercise-now-keen http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/29/kids-enjoy-exercise-now-keen Date: March 29, 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 2014-03-29 2014-03-29 1:00 pm 3:45 pm 40.7565, -73.9651 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 03:21:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/29/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/29/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: March 29, 2014

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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<![CDATA[Tavern Concerts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/29/tavern-concerts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/29/tavern-concerts Date: March 29, 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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<![CDATA[Nocturnal Wildlife]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/29/nocturnal-wildlife http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/29/nocturnal-wildlife Date: March 29, 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. Don't miss this rare chance to meet wildlife that only comes out at night. We will look for bats, raccoons, and maybe even owls!

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Belvedere Castle (in Central Park)

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<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: “Get the Picture?”]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/30/art-in-the-garden-get-the-picture3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/30/art-in-the-garden-get-the-picture3 Date: March 30, 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[Birding: Winter Birds]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/30/birding-winter-birds http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/30/birding-winter-birds Date: March 30, 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. Our Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in New York City. Discover the amazing variety of birds that winter here in NYC. Birding programs are appropriate for all skill levels and beginners are welcome.

To enhance your experience we encourage you to bring binoculars and field guides, or ask a Ranger to borrow a pair.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Salt Marsh Nature Center (in Marine Park)

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<![CDATA[Friends Commitee Spring Planting Prep Volunteer Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/30/friends-commitee-spring-planting-prep-volunteer-day1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/30/friends-commitee-spring-planting-prep-volunteer-day1 Date: March 30, 2014

Help prep the park for the spring by assisting the Fort Tryon Park Trust Friends Committee in park clean-up and planting.

Sign in at the Friends Committee table at the Margaret Corbin Circle entrance to the Heather Garden.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Margaret Corbin Circle (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2014-03-30 2014-03-30 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.8593, -73.9341 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 03:21:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Fort Tryon Park Trust Friends Committee Spring Planting Prep]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/30/fort-tryon-park-trust-friends-committee-spring-planting-prep http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/30/fort-tryon-park-trust-friends-committee-spring-planting-prep Date: March 30, 2014

Help prep the park for the spring by assisting the Fort Tryon Park Trust Friends Committee in park clean-up and planting. Sign in at the Friends Committee table at the Margaret Corbin Circle entrance to the Heather Garden.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Margaret Corbin Circle (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2014-03-30 2014-03-30 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.8593, -73.9341 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 03:21:07 EDT
<![CDATA[The Orchid Show: Key West Contemporary]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/30/the-orchid-show-key-west-contemporary http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/30/the-orchid-show-key-west-contemporary Date: March 30, 2014

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

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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<![CDATA[MillionTreesNYC TreeLC Workshop in Far Rockaway]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/30/milliontreesnyc-treelc-workshop-in-the-bronx http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/30/milliontreesnyc-treelc-workshop-in-the-bronx Date: March 30, 2014

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

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

Workshops are focused on active tree care, so come ready to get your hands dirty and care for street trees along the sidewalk. Please wear closed-toed shoes and layered clothing that can get dirty. Tree stewardship is similar to gardening work, involving bending and kneeling on the sidewalk. Children are always welcome, and must be accompanied by an adult. All participants will care for trees using small gardening tools and watering buckets. Please dress for light gardening work, wear close-toed shoes, and bring a refillable water bottle. All MillionTreesNYC events are rain or shine.

Registration is required

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 760-6931

Location: Corner of 63rd Street and Thursby Avenue

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<![CDATA[Adaptive Table Tennis]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/30/adaptive-table-tennis http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/30/adaptive-table-tennis Date: March 30, 2014

Make use of the center's table tennis tables! Join in this adaptive session for adults and seniors with disabilities.

Recreation Center membership is required to participate.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 397-3159

Location: Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center

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M063 Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center 2014-03-30 2014-03-30 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.7715, -73.9885 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 03:21:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: West Side Stories]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/30/central-park-tour-west-side-stories http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/30/central-park-tour-west-side-stories Date: March 30, 2014

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 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 2014-03-30 2014-03-30 12:00 pm 1:15 pm 40.782, -73.9714 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51d70601d1d92.jpg Sun, 20 Apr 2014 03:21:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Walking Tour of Quaker Flushing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/30/quaker-flushing-walking-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/30/quaker-flushing-walking-tour Date: March 30, 2014

Well before the establishment of Willaim Penn’s Quaker refuge in Pennsylvania, Quakers had migrated from intolerant New England towns to Flushing where “freedom of conscience” was promised by the Dutch West India company. The Flushing Remonstrance was proclaimed in 1657 to oppose Governor Stuyvesant’s attempt to ban Quaker practice. This walk will visit the 1694 Quaker Meeting House, Bowne House, the sites of the Remonstrance, and George Fox’s monument. Influences of Flushing’s Quaker nurserymen will be discussed. The tour will end at Kingsland Homestead, home to the Queens Historical Society, to view the exhibit Practicing Equality, Quakers in Queens, and enjoy light refreshments.

Sponsored as a fundraiser by the Queens Historical Society; $15 member/$20 non-member, includes Queens Historical Society entrance and refreshments. Meets at the northwest corner of Main Street and 37th Ave.

Reservations required (wait list after 25 people); fee collected at tour. Email Jack Eichenbaum at jaconet@aol.com to make a reservation.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 939-0647 x17

Location: Main Street and 37th Avenue

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2014-03-30 2014-03-30 12:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.7616, -73.8311 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/531df2d4d410e.jpg Sun, 20 Apr 2014 03:21:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Harlem Rose Garden: Rose Pruning Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/30/harlem-rose-garden-rose-pruning-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/30/harlem-rose-garden-rose-pruning-workshop Date: March 30, 2014

Please join the Harlem Rose Garden for a workshop on the care of rose bushesfertilization, pruning, pest and disease control, and maintenance.

Hosted by Aimee Kirby of the prestigious Town and Gardens Ltd.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Harlem Rose Garden

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