NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2016 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://nyc.gov/parks/events NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Thu, 05 May 2016 16:31:08 GMT <![CDATA[Ed Center Open Hours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/20/ed-center-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/20/ed-center-open-hours Date: March 20, 2016

The Ed Center is open for free, drop-in hours four afternoons a week!

Get to know Brooklyn Bridge Park with our 250-gallon aquarium filled with critters from the East River, a 10’-scale model of Brooklyn Bridge Park, crafts, a reading corner, and much more!

Photo by Alexa Hoyer

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Environmental Education Center (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-03-20 2016-03-20 1:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.70428673171300000, -73.98938399553300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56b39ce479a04.jpg Thu, 04 Feb 2016 15:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Yoga with Awesome Asana]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/20/yoga-with-awesome-asana http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/20/yoga-with-awesome-asana Date: March 20, 2016

Every Sunday at 1 p.m. at Morris-Jumel Mansion, certified yoga instructor Chelsea Best conducts Awesome Asana Yoga, an open-level Vinyasa class designed to accommodate beginners and experts alike.

All are welcome, and mats, if you haven’t one, are provided.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:05 pm

Contact phone: (212) 923-8008

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

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M073 Roger Morris Park 2016-03-20 2016-03-20 1:00 pm 2:05 pm 40.83449935913086000, -73.93849945068360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/569684beaa3fd.jpg Wed, 13 Jan 2016 17:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Garden & Conservatory Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/20/garden-conservatory-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/20/garden-conservatory-highlights-walk Date: March 20, 2016

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

Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2016-03-20 2016-03-20 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56c7630bf0074.jpg Tue, 23 Feb 2016 15:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Concert: Daria Rabotkina, Piano]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/20/concert-daria-rabotkina-piano http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/20/concert-daria-rabotkina-piano Date: March 20, 2016

Daria Rabotkina’s ascending career has already led to solo appearances with the San Francisco and New World Symphonies with Michael Tilson Thomas, and a North American tour with the Kirov Orchestra and Maestro Valery Gergiev. The artist is a winner of the Concert Artists Guild Competition.

The performance lasts approximately one hour.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2016-03-20 2016-03-20 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56c771ac21e88.jpg Tue, 23 Feb 2016 15:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Adult Art Workshop: Pysanky Eggs]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/20/adult-art-workshop-pysanky-eggs http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/20/adult-art-workshop-pysanky-eggs Date: March 20, 2016

Learn about the history and symbolism of European egg dyeing and create your own version using natural dyes.

This program is suitable for ages 13 and up.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2016-03-20 2016-03-20 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 Tue, 02 Feb 2016 18:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Northern Forts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/20/central-park-tour-northern-forts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/20/central-park-tour-northern-forts Date: March 20, 2016

Did you know that the north end of Central Park has a rich history that includes the British having been stationed here during the American Revolution, and American troops stationed there during the War of 1812? Recent archaeological and historical investigations in the area have revealed even more information about how the "Fort Landscape" was used in the late 18th and early 19th centuries, before this area was part of Central Park. This season, join our guides and learn the history of this part of the Park, get insight into the studies in the area, and appreciate the recent restorations undertaken by the Conservancy.

Highlights of this tour include McGowan's Pass, Fort Clinton, Nutter's Battery, and the Harlem Meer.

The tour route involves many hills and stairs, and some uneven terrain. Tour starts at Charles A. Dana Discovery Center (inside the park at 110th Street between Fifth and Lenox Avenues), and ends near the park perimeter at 106th Street and Fifth Avenue.

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review the Central Park Conservancy's policies carefully.

Groups of seven or more must schedule a custom tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org.For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2016-03-20 2016-03-20 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.79679870605469000, -73.95149993896484000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/564242ad5ee65.jpg Tue, 23 Feb 2016 15:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Leading the Way: Six Outstanding Women of Queens]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/20/leading-the-way-six-outstanding-women-of-queens http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/20/leading-the-way-six-outstanding-women-of-queens Date: March 20, 2016

The Queens Historical Society presents their newest exhibition, Leading the Way: Six Outstanding Women of Queens. Featuring women from diverse fields and backgrounds, who at one point in their lives lived and worked in Queens, the exhibition highlights the life and work of Helen Keller, Betty Friedan, Rise Stevens, Lisa Randall, Grace Lee Boggs, and Yeou-Cheng Ma. Also on display is an interactive installation of handmade sea glass-like objects by artist M. J. Levy Dickson, as an homage to Helen Keller. On view Tuesdays, Saturdays and Sundays from 2:30-4:30 p.m. until May 2016.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 939-0647

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

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Q022 Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech 2016-03-20 2016-03-20 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.76369857788086000, -73.82399749755860000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5591a2b96e22b.jpg Mon, 29 Feb 2016 18:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Night Sky: Spring Equinox]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/20/astronomy-spring-equinox http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/20/astronomy-spring-equinox Date: March 20, 2016

Our Urban Park Rangers will be your guides to the solar system, discussing the science, history, and folklore of the universe. Night Sky programs highlight the history and folklore of the solar system, using the naked eye to locate stars and planets. Welcome the arrival of spring and learn more about the astronomical characteristics of the spring equinox phenomenon.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-967-3542

Location: Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2016-03-20 2016-03-20 7:00 pm 8:30 pm 40.50255203247070000, -74.25181579589844000 Mon, 14 Dec 2015 15:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Exhibition - Great Outdoors: Selections from the Museum of American Illustration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/21/exhibition-great-outdoors-selections-from-the-museum-of-american-illustration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/21/exhibition-great-outdoors-selections-from-the-museum-of-american-illustration Date: March 21, 2016

Illustration has been linked to the printed word for centuries. The art form crosses cultures, class, time, and education, giving visual form to the otherwise unimaginable.

Great Outdoors showcases over thirty artworks from the Museum of American Illustration’s collection that depict the vast indulgences of outdoor life, including recreational sports, ice skating, biking, and quiet contemplation. The show features illustrations originally published in books, magazines and weeklies from the Golden Age of Illustration (1880-1920) through 2014.

Please note: The Arsenal elevator is currently out of service. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-03-21 2016-03-21 9:00 am 5:00 am 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56cb4f148c061.jpg Wed, 20 Apr 2016 12:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Northern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/21/central-park-tour-northern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/21/central-park-tour-northern-welcome-tour Date: March 21, 2016

Enjoy the park's northernmost highlights with a Central Park Conservancy guide on this easy walk from Conservatory Garden, along the Harlem Meer, and past the North Woods.

The tour starts inside Central Park at 106th Street and Fifth Avenue, and ends at the Charles A. Dana Discovery Center (inside the park at 110th Street between Fifth and Lenox Avenues).

For weather cancellation, ticket and other policies, please review Central Park's Conservancy's policies carefully.

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

For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2016-03-21 2016-03-21 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.79430007934570000, -73.95120239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/564241f91df28.jpg Tue, 23 Feb 2016 15:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Teen PASS]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/21/teen-pass http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/21/teen-pass Date: March 21, 2016

When school is out, Teen PASS offers FREE, exceptional clubs that focus on the areas of NYC Parks, arts, environmental science and sports that are tailored to the interests and talents of 6th - 8th graders. We create a safe space for young people to grow as scientists and artists, nature lovers and healthy individuals alongside our gifted staff.

Programs are held during weekday afternoons, select Saturdays and school holidays at Red Hook Recreation Center, Faber Park Field House and Westside Collaborative middle school. Check each individual site for specific program schedules.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: 2123602746

Location: Faber Park Field House (in Faber Pool and Park),Red Hook Recreation Center (in Red Hook Recreation Area)

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R008, B126 Faber Pool and Park, Red Hook Recreation Area 2016-03-21 2016-03-21 3:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.64023590087890600, -74.13526916503906000; 40.67240142822265600, -74.00399780273438000 Mon, 19 Oct 2015 13:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[3 to 6 Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/21/3-to-6-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/21/3-to-6-club Date: March 21, 2016

Walker Park is offering various activities at the 3 to 6 Club, open to children ages 7 through 12 years, including art, literacy and sports.

Registration began September 8th and is ongoing. However, space is limited and on a first come, first serve basis.

For more information please contact Rich Costello at (718) 816-6172

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

Location: Walker Park

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R015 Walker Park 2016-03-21 2016-03-21 3:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.64329910278320000, -74.10939788818360000 Mon, 28 Mar 2016 18:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Community Input Meeting: Bergen Beach Playground]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/21/community-input-meeting-walton-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/21/community-input-meeting-walton-park Date: March 21, 2016

Through the Community Parks Initiative, we are re-imagining parks across New York City. Join us at this community meeting, where we will discuss your ideas and wishes for Bergen Beach Playground in Bergen Beach, Brooklyn.

Let us know that you'll be attending. Register here.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: P.S. 312

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2016-03-21 2016-03-21 6:00 pm 7:30 pm 40.62203160000000000, -73.90907260000000000 Mon, 21 Mar 2016 18:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/22/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/22/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: March 22, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2016-03-22 2016-03-22 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.86059951782226600, -73.93379974365234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5395c8d750ccf.jpg Thu, 24 Mar 2016 12:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Will Eisner "The Spirit" Retrospective Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/22/will-eisner-the-spirit-retrospective-exhibitionwomens-history-month http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/22/will-eisner-the-spirit-retrospective-exhibitionwomens-history-month Date: March 22, 2016

The Poe Park Visitor Center is proud to celebrate the 75th anniversary of Will Eisner's "The Spirit." Arguably the most influential person in American comics, Will Eisner as artist, entrepreneur, innovator, and virtual storyteller, enjoyed a career that encompassed comic books from their early beginnings in the 1930s to their development as graphic novels in the 1990s.

On display at the Poe Park Visitor Center gallery, the exhibit will feature artworks from Will Eisner's estate, which will include comic strips of "The Spirit", Eisner's graphic novels "A Contact with God", "Dropsie Avenue", "Life Force", and more.

There will be a discussion with Ray Felix of The Spirit's Femme Fatales as part of Women's History Month: "P'Gell", "Sand Sarif", and more.

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 2016-03-22 2016-03-22 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 04 Mar 2016 18:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Exhibition - Great Outdoors: Selections from the Museum of American Illustration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/22/exhibition-great-outdoors-selections-from-the-museum-of-american-illustration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/22/exhibition-great-outdoors-selections-from-the-museum-of-american-illustration Date: March 22, 2016

Illustration has been linked to the printed word for centuries. The art form crosses cultures, class, time, and education, giving visual form to the otherwise unimaginable.

Great Outdoors showcases over thirty artworks from the Museum of American Illustration’s collection that depict the vast indulgences of outdoor life, including recreational sports, ice skating, biking, and quiet contemplation. The show features illustrations originally published in books, magazines and weeklies from the Golden Age of Illustration (1880-1920) through 2014.

Please note: The Arsenal elevator is currently out of service. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-03-22 2016-03-22 9:00 am 5:00 am 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56cb4f148c061.jpg Wed, 20 Apr 2016 12:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[The Orchid Show: Orchidelirium]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/22/the-orchid-show-orchidelirum http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/22/the-orchid-show-orchidelirum Date: March 22, 2016

More thrilling than ever, the 14th annual Orchid Show transports visitors on a journey through orchid collecting history, each moment playing out against a stunning backdrop of thousands of orchids. Discover the far-flung adventures of orchid hunters swept up in 19th-century "orchidelirium," when explorers risked life and limb to secure these captivating flowers from jungles around the world. Then learn about NYBG's efforts to rescue illegally collected orchids that have been seized at international borders. Dance performances, a poetry reading, orchid care demonstrations, and shopping fill the daylight hours, while the return of our popular Orchid Evenings ensures many memorable celebrations after the sun has set.

For more information about the Orchid Show, please visit the New York Botanical Garden's website.

Save 20% on All-Garden Pass tickets: Use code 9210 online at nybg.org.
Valid only when you use code 9210 online at nybg.org. Valid for All-Garden Pass visits made February 27 through April 17. Offer subject to availability. Orders are limited to 6 tickets. Not valid on Special Event tickets or group tours. Discount cannot be combined with any other promotional offer or previously purchased tickets. Discount may be modified or withdrawn without prior notice. Tickets are not refundable or exchangeable.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 817-8700

Location: New York Botanical Garden

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2016-03-22 2016-03-22 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.86118619927200000, -73.88079619947500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56d46d2bf2185.jpg Mon, 29 Feb 2016 12:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/22/tour-of-gracie-mansion http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/22/tour-of-gracie-mansion Date: March 22, 2016

In 1799, a prosperous New York merchant named Archibald Gracie built a country house overlooking a bend in the East River, five miles north of the then-New York City limits. Little did he know that, more than 200 years later, his home would be serving as the official residence of the First Family of New York City - a place where history is made, not merely recorded.

As a historic house museum run by the Parks Department, sitting on 11 acres of grounds now known as Carl Schurz Park, Gracie Mansion has served as the home of 10 mayors, beginning first with Mayor Fiorello H. La Guardia in 1942. Today, Gracie Mansion is occupied by the de Blasio family, which has opened its doors in the spirit of the administration's motto: one city, rising together. In keeping with that theme, Mayor de Blasio and First Lady Chirlane McCray have introduced a new art installation, titled “Windows on the City: Looking Out at Gracie’s New York.” The installation consists of previously and newly acquired works, all from the original Gracie Mansion period, which have been curated to create a more historically accurate picture of life in New York City during the time of Gracie Mansion’s construction.

To RSVP for tour, please go to: on.nyc.gov/gracietour.

Currently, Gracie Mansion is not offering group tours. If you are part of a private organization that would like to tour the house, please email your request, including the size of group, your name and the purpose of a tour, to gracieinfo@cityhall.nyc.gov, and we will work to add you to one of the currently scheduled tours.

Photo ID required for entrance. No photography permitted in the interior. At the present time, tours are available in English only. Please plan to arrive at least five minutes in advance.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 10:50 am

Contact phone: (212) 676-3060

Location: Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2016-03-22 2016-03-22 10:00 am 10:50 am 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56a68fcc263c3.jpg Wed, 27 Jan 2016 17:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Baby & Me Fun Learning]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/22/baby-me-fun-learning http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/22/baby-me-fun-learning Date: March 22, 2016

Learn simple signs for communicating with your baby, and play games and activities for both baby and you. Infants and toddlers are welcome. Join the fun!

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 2016-03-22 2016-03-22 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Mon, 28 Mar 2016 18:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Paint it Up]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/22/paint-it-up http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/22/paint-it-up Date: March 22, 2016

Participants will create a work of art on canvas to complete within the session and take home. For adults. No experience necessary.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2016-03-22 2016-03-22 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 04 Mar 2016 18:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/22/tour-of-gracie-mansion1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/22/tour-of-gracie-mansion1 Date: March 22, 2016

In 1799, a prosperous New York merchant named Archibald Gracie built a country house overlooking a bend in the East River, five miles north of the then-New York City limits. Little did he know that, more than 200 years later, his home would be serving as the official residence of the First Family of New York City - a place where history is made, not merely recorded.

As a historic house museum run by the Parks Department, sitting on 11 acres of grounds now known as Carl Schurz Park, Gracie Mansion has served as the home of 10 mayors, beginning first with Mayor Fiorello H. La Guardia in 1942. Today, Gracie Mansion is occupied by the de Blasio family, which has opened its doors in the spirit of the administration's motto: one city, rising together. In keeping with that theme, Mayor de Blasio and First Lady Chirlane McCray have introduced a new art installation, titled “Windows on the City: Looking Out at Gracie’s New York.” The installation consists of previously and newly acquired works, all from the original Gracie Mansion period, which have been curated to create a more historically accurate picture of life in New York City during the time of Gracie Mansion’s construction.

To RSVP for tour, please go to on.nyc.gov/gracietour.

Currently, Gracie Mansion is not offering group tours. If you are part of a private organization that would like to tour the house, please email your request, including the size of group, your name and the purpose of a tour, to gracieinfo@cityhall.nyc.gov, and we will work to add you to one of the currently scheduled tours.

Photo ID required for entrance. No photography permitted in the interior. At the present time, tours are available in English only. Please plan to arrive at least five minutes in advance.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 11:50 am

Contact phone: (212) 676-3060

Location: Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2016-03-22 2016-03-22 11:00 am 11:50 am 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56a68fcc263c3.jpg Wed, 27 Jan 2016 17:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/22/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/22/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: March 22, 2016

Take our signature tour, and let Central Park Conservancy guides give you an insider's look at some of the most iconic features of the world's greatest urban park. Learn how rocky, swampy land was built into the living work of art that is Central Park today. Highlights of this tour include: the Dairy, Sheep Meadow, Cherry Hill, the Lake, Bow Bridge, Bethesda Terrace, The Mall, and Literary Walk.

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

For weather cancellation, ticket and other policies, please review Central Park's Conservancy's policies carefully.

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

For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2016-03-22 2016-03-22 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56423eb442327.jpg Tue, 23 Feb 2016 15:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: The Public Theater presents Romeo and Juliet]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/22/arts-culture-fun-the-public-theater-moblie-unit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/22/arts-culture-fun-the-public-theater-moblie-unit Date: March 22, 2016

This spring, the Public Theater’s Mobile Unit will tour Shakespeare’s timeless tale of Romeo and Juliet to communities across New York City, including many NYC Parks locations. In some of the most romantic language ever written for the stage, young Romeo and Juliet become fortune’s fools when the ancient grudge between their families forces them to sacrifice all for the chance to be together. Obie Award winner Lear de Bessonet directs the classic tale of star-crossed lovers caught between the world outside the bedroom window and passion as boundless as the sea.

The Public Theater’s mission to make theater accessible to all, as exemplified by free Shakespeare in the Park, is expanded upon by the Mobile Unit, which strengthens community engagement with the arts by bringing free, world-class productions of Shakespeare to recreation centers, correctional facilities, homeless shelters, social advocacy organizations, and other places of community gathering in all five boroughs.

Space is limited. To reserve your seat, please email Vivian.jett@parks.nyc.gov.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 345-2706

Location: Brownsville Recreation Center (in Brownsville Playground)

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B270 Brownsville Playground 2016-03-22 2016-03-22 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.65660095214844000, -73.90200042724610000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56b8fe71a6b55.jpg Mon, 22 Feb 2016 19:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/22/tour-of-gracie-mansion2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/22/tour-of-gracie-mansion2 Date: March 22, 2016

In 1799, a prosperous New York merchant named Archibald Gracie built a country house overlooking a bend in the East River, five miles north of the then-New York City limits. Little did he know that, more than 200 years later, his home would be serving as the official residence of the First Family of New York City - a place where history is made, not merely recorded.

As a historic house museum run by the Parks Department, sitting on 11 acres of grounds now known as Carl Schurz Park, Gracie Mansion has served as the home of 10 mayors, beginning first with Mayor Fiorello H. La Guardia in 1942. Today, Gracie Mansion is occupied by the de Blasio family, which has opened its doors in the spirit of the administration's motto: one city, rising together. In keeping with that theme, Mayor de Blasio and First Lady Chirlane McCray have introduced a new art installation, titled “Windows on the City: Looking Out at Gracie’s New York.” The installation consists of previously and newly acquired works, all from the original Gracie Mansion period, which have been curated to create a more historically accurate picture of life in New York City during the time of Gracie Mansion’s construction.

To RSVP for tour, please go to: on.nyc.gov/gracietour.

Currently, Gracie Mansion is not offering group tours. If you are part of a private organization that would like to tour the house, please email your request, including the size of group, your name and the purpose of a tour, to gracieinfo@cityhall.nyc.gov, and we will work to add you to one of the currently scheduled tours.

Photo ID required for entrance. No photography permitted in the interior. At the present time, tours are available in English only. Please plan to arrive at least five minutes in advance.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 2:50 pm

Contact phone: (212) 676-3060

Location: Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2016-03-22 2016-03-22 2:00 pm 2:50 pm 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56a68fcc263c3.jpg Wed, 27 Jan 2016 17:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Le Petit Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/22/le-petit-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/22/le-petit-art Date: March 22, 2016

Create miniature works of art (4"x6") or less using multiple mediums like acrylic paint, water color, pastel, pencil, ink, and surfaces like wood, canvas, paper, metal, and glass.

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 2016-03-22 2016-03-22 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Mon, 31 Aug 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Leading the Way: Six Outstanding Women of Queens]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/22/leading-the-way-six-outstanding-women-of-queens http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/22/leading-the-way-six-outstanding-women-of-queens Date: March 22, 2016

The Queens Historical Society presents their newest exhibition, Leading the Way: Six Outstanding Women of Queens. Featuring women from diverse fields and backgrounds, who at one point in their lives lived and worked in Queens, the exhibition highlights the life and work of Helen Keller, Betty Friedan, Rise Stevens, Lisa Randall, Grace Lee Boggs, and Yeou-Cheng Ma. Also on display is an interactive installation of handmade sea glass-like objects by artist M. J. Levy Dickson, as an homage to Helen Keller. On view Tuesdays, Saturdays and Sundays from 2:30-4:30 p.m. until May 2016.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 939-0647

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

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Q022 Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech 2016-03-22 2016-03-22 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.76369857788086000, -73.82399749755860000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5591a2b96e22b.jpg Mon, 29 Feb 2016 18:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[3 to 6 Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/22/3-to-6-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/22/3-to-6-club Date: March 22, 2016

Walker Park is offering various activities at the 3 to 6 Club, open to children ages 7 through 12 years, including art, literacy and sports.

Registration began September 8th and is ongoing. However, space is limited and on a first come, first serve basis.

For more information please contact Rich Costello at (718) 816-6172

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

Location: Walker Park

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R015 Walker Park 2016-03-22 2016-03-22 3:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.64329910278320000, -74.10939788818360000 Mon, 28 Mar 2016 18:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Teen PASS]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/22/teen-pass http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/22/teen-pass Date: March 22, 2016

When school is out, Teen PASS offers FREE, exceptional clubs that focus on the areas of NYC Parks, arts, environmental science and sports that are tailored to the interests and talents of 6th - 8th graders. We create a safe space for young people to grow as scientists and artists, nature lovers and healthy individuals alongside our gifted staff.

Programs are held during weekday afternoons, select Saturdays and school holidays at Red Hook Recreation Center, Faber Park Field House and Westside Collaborative middle school. Check each individual site for specific program schedules.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: 2123602746

Location: Faber Park Field House (in Faber Pool and Park),Red Hook Recreation Center (in Red Hook Recreation Area)

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R008, B126 Faber Pool and Park, Red Hook Recreation Area 2016-03-22 2016-03-22 3:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.64023590087890600, -74.13526916503906000; 40.67240142822265600, -74.00399780273438000 Mon, 19 Oct 2015 13:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/22/tour-of-gracie-mansion3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/22/tour-of-gracie-mansion3 Date: March 22, 2016

In 1799, a prosperous New York merchant named Archibald Gracie built a country house overlooking a bend in the East River, five miles north of the then-New York City limits. Little did he know that, more than 200 years later, his home would be serving as the official residence of the First Family of New York City - a place where history is made, not merely recorded.

As a historic house museum run by the Parks Department, sitting on 11 acres of grounds now known as Carl Schurz Park, Gracie Mansion has served as the home of 10 mayors, beginning first with Mayor Fiorello H. La Guardia in 1942. Today, Gracie Mansion is occupied by the de Blasio family, which has opened its doors in the spirit of the administration's motto: one city, rising together. In keeping with that theme, Mayor de Blasio and First Lady Chirlane McCray have introduced a new art installation, titled “Windows on the City: Looking Out at Gracie’s New York.” The installation consists of previously and newly acquired works, all from the original Gracie Mansion period, which have been curated to create a more historically accurate picture of life in New York City during the time of Gracie Mansion’s construction.

To RSVP for tour, please go to: on.nyc.gov/gracietour.

Currently, Gracie Mansion is not offering group tours. If you are part of a private organization that would like to tour the house, please email your request, including the size of group, your name and the purpose of a tour, to gracieinfo@cityhall.nyc.gov, and we will work to add you to one of the currently scheduled tours.

Photo ID required for entrance. No photography permitted in the interior. At the present time, tours are available in English only. Please plan to arrive at least five minutes in advance.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 3:50 pm

Contact phone: (212) 676-3060

Location: Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2016-03-22 2016-03-22 3:00 pm 3:50 pm 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56a68fcc263c3.jpg Wed, 27 Jan 2016 17:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Ed Center Open Hours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/22/ed-center-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/22/ed-center-open-hours Date: March 22, 2016

The Ed Center is open for free, drop-in hours four afternoons a week, on Sundays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays!

Get to know Brooklyn Bridge Park with our 250-gallon aquarium filled with critters from the East River, a 10’-scale model of Brooklyn Bridge Park, crafts, a reading corner, and much more!

Photo by Alexa Hoyer

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Environmental Education Center (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-03-22 2016-03-22 3:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.70428673171300000, -73.98938399553300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56b39ce479a04.jpg Mon, 28 Mar 2016 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Partnerships Academy: How to Start or Join a Community Park Group (Staten Island)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/22/partnerships-academy-how-to-start-or-join-a-community-park-group-staten-island http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/22/partnerships-academy-how-to-start-or-join-a-community-park-group-staten-island Date: March 22, 2016

For decades, New Yorkers have been taking ownership of their local parks by starting park community groups. These groups bring programs and funding to their parks, and advocate for political support. Join us for a free workshop to learn how you can join an existing local group, or start a new one!

  • CONNECT to community park groups in your neighborhood
  • HEAR from experienced park group leaders in your borough
  • GAIN 5 free parks resources
  • LEARN the first 3 steps to starting a new group

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: 12126025349

Location: De Matti Playground

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R035 De Matti Playground 2016-03-22 2016-03-22 6:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.61449813842773400, -74.07420349121094000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/569554df60b32.jpg Mon, 01 Feb 2016 18:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[New York Road Runners Open Run: Run for Life in Silver Lake Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/22/new-york-road-runners-open-run-run-for-life-in-silver-lake-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/22/new-york-road-runners-open-run-run-for-life-in-silver-lake-park Date: March 22, 2016

Open Run is a new community-based initiative that launched in St. Mary's Park in the Bronx on National Running Day, June 3, 2015. Through this initiative, New York Road Runners is empowering local volunteers to bring free weekly runs to local neighborhood parks all over NYC.

All runs are directed by volunteers and are free to all participants. The finish line is open until the last person is done. The courses vary based on park, but they are between 2.5-3 miles. Participants are encouraged to arrive 15 minutes before the start of the run and to leave their valuables at home – bag check is not provided. No need to do anything before the run, just show up. Open to all ages, experience levels, walkers, strollers, dogs: All are welcome!

This program is in coordination with NYC Parks' Community Parks Initiative.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Bridge (in Silver Lake Park)

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R022 Silver Lake Park 2016-03-22 2016-03-22 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.62750538007900000, -74.09353446960400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/567b159224df1.png Mon, 28 Dec 2015 18:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Will Eisner "The Spirit" Retrospective Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/23/will-eisner-the-spirit-retrospective-exhibitionwomens-history-month http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/23/will-eisner-the-spirit-retrospective-exhibitionwomens-history-month Date: March 23, 2016

The Poe Park Visitor Center is proud to celebrate the 75th anniversary of Will Eisner's "The Spirit." Arguably the most influential person in American comics, Will Eisner as artist, entrepreneur, innovator, and virtual storyteller, enjoyed a career that encompassed comic books from their early beginnings in the 1930s to their development as graphic novels in the 1990s.

On display at the Poe Park Visitor Center gallery, the exhibit will feature artworks from Will Eisner's estate, which will include comic strips of "The Spirit", Eisner's graphic novels "A Contact with God", "Dropsie Avenue", "Life Force", and more.

There will be a discussion with Ray Felix of The Spirit's Femme Fatales as part of Women's History Month: "P'Gell", "Sand Sarif", and more.

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 2016-03-23 2016-03-23 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 04 Mar 2016 18:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Greenmarket at Bartel-Pritchard Square]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/23/greenmarket-at-bartelpritchard-square http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/23/greenmarket-at-bartelpritchard-square Date: March 23, 2016

Nestled inside Prospect Park's tree-shaded southwest corner, this much-loved weekday market is where South Slope and Windsor Terrace residents stock up on locally grown staples.

The offerings range from a selection of vegetables, fruits, baked goods, plants, and flowers to fresh-caught fish and organic baked goods.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Bartel-Pritchard Square

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B003 Bartel-Pritchard Square 2016-03-23 2016-03-23 8:00 am 3:00 pm 40.66099929809570000, -73.97989654541016000 Mon, 22 Feb 2016 14:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Exhibition - Great Outdoors: Selections from the Museum of American Illustration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/23/exhibition-great-outdoors-selections-from-the-museum-of-american-illustration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/23/exhibition-great-outdoors-selections-from-the-museum-of-american-illustration Date: March 23, 2016

Illustration has been linked to the printed word for centuries. The art form crosses cultures, class, time, and education, giving visual form to the otherwise unimaginable.

Great Outdoors showcases over thirty artworks from the Museum of American Illustration’s collection that depict the vast indulgences of outdoor life, including recreational sports, ice skating, biking, and quiet contemplation. The show features illustrations originally published in books, magazines and weeklies from the Golden Age of Illustration (1880-1920) through 2014.

Please note: The Arsenal elevator is currently out of service. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-03-23 2016-03-23 9:00 am 5:00 am 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56cb4f148c061.jpg Wed, 20 Apr 2016 12:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[The Orchid Show: Orchidelirium]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/23/the-orchid-show-orchidelirum http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/23/the-orchid-show-orchidelirum Date: March 23, 2016

More thrilling than ever, the 14th annual Orchid Show transports visitors on a journey through orchid collecting history, each moment playing out against a stunning backdrop of thousands of orchids. Discover the far-flung adventures of orchid hunters swept up in 19th-century "orchidelirium," when explorers risked life and limb to secure these captivating flowers from jungles around the world. Then learn about NYBG's efforts to rescue illegally collected orchids that have been seized at international borders. Dance performances, a poetry reading, orchid care demonstrations, and shopping fill the daylight hours, while the return of our popular Orchid Evenings ensures many memorable celebrations after the sun has set.

For more information about the Orchid Show, please visit the New York Botanical Garden's website.

Save 20% on All-Garden Pass tickets: Use code 9210 online at nybg.org.
Valid only when you use code 9210 online at nybg.org. Valid for All-Garden Pass visits made February 27 through April 17. Offer subject to availability. Orders are limited to 6 tickets. Not valid on Special Event tickets or group tours. Discount cannot be combined with any other promotional offer or previously purchased tickets. Discount may be modified or withdrawn without prior notice. Tickets are not refundable or exchangeable.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 817-8700

Location: New York Botanical Garden

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2016-03-23 2016-03-23 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.86118619927200000, -73.88079619947500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56d46d2bf2185.jpg Mon, 29 Feb 2016 12:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: The Ramble]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/23/central-park-tour-the-ramble http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/23/central-park-tour-the-ramble Date: March 23, 2016

Coined the "wild garden" by designer Frederick Law Olmsted, the Ramble offers visitors a tranquil spot to meander along winding paths and discover hidden forest gardens. This truly is a place for the urban explorer to escape the city and get lost in nature.

Join us for a tour of this serene 36-acre woodland, led by Central Park Conservancy guides. Highlights of this tour include: the Lake, Bow Bridge, Ramble Arch, Oak Bridge, the Gill, and Azalea Pond.

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

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review Central Park Conservancy's policies carefully. Groups of seven or more must schedule a custom tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org.For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Belvedere Castle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-03-23 2016-03-23 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.77930068969726600, -73.96910095214844000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55241420b51da.jpg Tue, 23 Feb 2016 15:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Teen PASS]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/23/teen-pass http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/23/teen-pass Date: March 23, 2016

When school is out, Teen PASS offers FREE, exceptional clubs that focus on the areas of NYC Parks, arts, environmental science and sports that are tailored to the interests and talents of 6th - 8th graders. We create a safe space for young people to grow as scientists and artists, nature lovers and healthy individuals alongside our gifted staff.

Programs are held during weekday afternoons, select Saturdays and school holidays at Red Hook Recreation Center, Faber Park Field House and Westside Collaborative middle school. Check each individual site for specific program schedules.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: 2123602746

Location: Faber Park Field House (in Faber Pool and Park),Red Hook Recreation Center (in Red Hook Recreation Area)

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R008, B126 Faber Pool and Park, Red Hook Recreation Area 2016-03-23 2016-03-23 3:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.64023590087890600, -74.13526916503906000; 40.67240142822265600, -74.00399780273438000 Mon, 19 Oct 2015 13:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[3 to 6 Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/23/3-to-6-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/23/3-to-6-club Date: March 23, 2016

Walker Park is offering various activities at the 3 to 6 Club, open to children ages 7 through 12 years, including art, literacy and sports.

Registration began September 8th and is ongoing. However, space is limited and on a first come, first serve basis.

For more information please contact Rich Costello at (718) 816-6172

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

Location: Walker Park

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R015 Walker Park 2016-03-23 2016-03-23 3:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.64329910278320000, -74.10939788818360000 Mon, 28 Mar 2016 18:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/24/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/24/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: March 24, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2016-03-24 2016-03-24 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.86059951782226600, -73.93379974365234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5395c8d750ccf.jpg Thu, 24 Mar 2016 12:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Will Eisner "The Spirit" Retrospective Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/24/will-eisner-the-spirit-retrospective-exhibitionwomens-history-month http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/24/will-eisner-the-spirit-retrospective-exhibitionwomens-history-month Date: March 24, 2016

The Poe Park Visitor Center is proud to celebrate the 75th anniversary of Will Eisner's "The Spirit." Arguably the most influential person in American comics, Will Eisner as artist, entrepreneur, innovator, and virtual storyteller, enjoyed a career that encompassed comic books from their early beginnings in the 1930s to their development as graphic novels in the 1990s.

On display at the Poe Park Visitor Center gallery, the exhibit will feature artworks from Will Eisner's estate, which will include comic strips of "The Spirit", Eisner's graphic novels "A Contact with God", "Dropsie Avenue", "Life Force", and more.

There will be a discussion with Ray Felix of The Spirit's Femme Fatales as part of Women's History Month: "P'Gell", "Sand Sarif", and more.

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 2016-03-24 2016-03-24 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 04 Mar 2016 18:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Exhibition - Great Outdoors: Selections from the Museum of American Illustration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/24/exhibition-great-outdoors-selections-from-the-museum-of-american-illustration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/24/exhibition-great-outdoors-selections-from-the-museum-of-american-illustration Date: March 24, 2016

Illustration has been linked to the printed word for centuries. The art form crosses cultures, class, time, and education, giving visual form to the otherwise unimaginable.

Great Outdoors showcases over thirty artworks from the Museum of American Illustration’s collection that depict the vast indulgences of outdoor life, including recreational sports, ice skating, biking, and quiet contemplation. The show features illustrations originally published in books, magazines and weeklies from the Golden Age of Illustration (1880-1920) through 2014.

Please note: The Arsenal elevator is currently out of service. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-03-24 2016-03-24 9:00 am 5:00 am 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56cb4f148c061.jpg Wed, 20 Apr 2016 12:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Tree Tots (3-4 year-olds) - Early Childhood Series]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/24/tree-tots-early-childhood-series http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/24/tree-tots-early-childhood-series Date: March 24, 2016

Through hands-on activities, observations, games and stories, children will become familiar with the sights and sounds of the forest.

This program will take place indoors and outdoors (weather-permitting) for children and their caregivers.

Space is limited and registration is requsted. Please call (718) 351-3450 or email naturecenter@sigreenbelt.org.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:15 am

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2016-03-24 2016-03-24 9:30 am 10:15 am 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 Mon, 28 Mar 2016 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[The Orchid Show: Orchidelirium]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/24/the-orchid-show-orchidelirum http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/24/the-orchid-show-orchidelirum Date: March 24, 2016

More thrilling than ever, the 14th annual Orchid Show transports visitors on a journey through orchid collecting history, each moment playing out against a stunning backdrop of thousands of orchids. Discover the far-flung adventures of orchid hunters swept up in 19th-century "orchidelirium," when explorers risked life and limb to secure these captivating flowers from jungles around the world. Then learn about NYBG's efforts to rescue illegally collected orchids that have been seized at international borders. Dance performances, a poetry reading, orchid care demonstrations, and shopping fill the daylight hours, while the return of our popular Orchid Evenings ensures many memorable celebrations after the sun has set.

For more information about the Orchid Show, please visit the New York Botanical Garden's website.

Save 20% on All-Garden Pass tickets: Use code 9210 online at nybg.org.
Valid only when you use code 9210 online at nybg.org. Valid for All-Garden Pass visits made February 27 through April 17. Offer subject to availability. Orders are limited to 6 tickets. Not valid on Special Event tickets or group tours. Discount cannot be combined with any other promotional offer or previously purchased tickets. Discount may be modified or withdrawn without prior notice. Tickets are not refundable or exchangeable.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 817-8700

Location: New York Botanical Garden

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2016-03-24 2016-03-24 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.86118619927200000, -73.88079619947500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56d46d2bf2185.jpg Mon, 29 Feb 2016 12:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Adaptive Sports Day (for School Groups)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/24/adaptive-sports-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/24/adaptive-sports-day Date: March 24, 2016

School groups can participate in a day of adaptive sports.

If you are an instructor, please call for more information.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 353-7853

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

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2016-03-24 2016-03-24 10:00 am 3:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.83439636230469000 Wed, 09 Mar 2016 17:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Peepers (2 year-olds) - Early Childhood Series]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/24/peepers-early-childhood-series http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/24/peepers-early-childhood-series Date: March 24, 2016

Through hands-on activities, observations, games, and stories, children will become familiar with the sights and sounds of the forest.

This program will take place indoor and outdoors (weather-permitting) for children and their caregivers.

Space is limited. Registeration requested. Please call (718) 351-3450 or email naturecenter@sigreenbelt.org.

Start time: 10:45 am

End time: 11:15 am

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2016-03-24 2016-03-24 10:45 am 11:15 am 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 Mon, 28 Mar 2016 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/24/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/24/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park Date: March 24, 2016

Walk straight through the heart of Central Park on this east-to-west tour led by Central Park Conservancy guides. Enjoy a great variety of the scenic, sculptural, and architectural elements the park has to offer. Visit some of the park's most famous landmarks, including Conservatory Water, Loeb Boathouse, Bethesda Terrace, Bow Bridge, Cherry Hill, the lake, and Strawberry Fields.

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

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review the Central Park Conservancy's policies carefully.

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

For more information, please review these Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

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

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M010 Central Park 2016-03-24 2016-03-24 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.77249908447265600, -73.96700286865234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56423e4f3f7a0.jpg Tue, 23 Feb 2016 15:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Thursday Evening Hours at the Merchant’s House Museum]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/24/thursday-evening-hours-at-the-merchants-house-museum http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/24/thursday-evening-hours-at-the-merchants-house-museum Date: March 24, 2016

Beginning May 7, 2015, the Merchant’s House Museum and Garden will be open to the public for tours on Thursday evenings until 8 p.m. A guided tour, included with Museum admission, will be offered at 6:30 p.m.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 777-1089

Location: Merchant's House Museum

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M318 Merchant's House Museum 2016-03-24 2016-03-24 12:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.7277, -73.9923 Fri, 17 Apr 2015 18:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Hatha Yoga and Meditation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/24/hatha-yoga-and-meditation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/24/hatha-yoga-and-meditation Date: March 24, 2016

This hatha yoga and meditation class focuses on whole body fitness for strength, health, well-being, and balance. You'll learn yoga techniques to initiate relaxation and influence changes within our physical and emotional responses to stress.

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 2016-03-24 2016-03-24 12:30 pm 1:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Wed, 20 Jan 2016 19:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Patterned Scarf-Knitting Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/24/knit-a-fibonacciinspired-scarfadults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/24/knit-a-fibonacciinspired-scarfadults Date: March 24, 2016

Participants will create a Fibonnacci-inspired striped scarf with two different colors of yarn. Select your contrasting or complementary colors for your piece. This is a pattern using a sequencing numerical pattern that produces an intersting affect. For those experienced in knitting, and wish to learn a fun technique.

Students bring own materials (#8 knitting needles, #4 color worsted weight yarn-two contrasting or complementary colors of your choice).

This is a class for those with serious interest in learning to work with two colors and creating an interesting numerical sequencing pattern for interesting effect.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2016-03-24 2016-03-24 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Tue, 29 Dec 2015 16:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Tunisian Patterned Scarf-Making Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/24/crochet-beginners-class-adults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/24/crochet-beginners-class-adults Date: March 24, 2016

Participants will create a Tunisian crocheted, striped Fibonacci inspired scarf; producing an interesting numerical sequencing pattern effect on the work.

Students bring own materials (#H Tunisian crochet hook, #4 color worsted weight yarn-two contrasting or complementary colors of your choice).

This is a class for those with serious interest in learning Tunisian crochet and working with two colors.

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 2016-03-24 2016-03-24 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Tue, 29 Dec 2015 16:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Ed Center Open Hours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/24/ed-center-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/24/ed-center-open-hours Date: March 24, 2016

The Ed Center is open for free, drop-in hours four afternoons a week, on Sundays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays!

Get to know Brooklyn Bridge Park with our 250-gallon aquarium filled with critters from the East River, a 10’-scale model of Brooklyn Bridge Park, crafts, a reading corner, and much more!

Photo by Alexa Hoyer

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Environmental Education Center (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-03-24 2016-03-24 3:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.70428673171300000, -73.98938399553300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56b39ce479a04.jpg Mon, 28 Mar 2016 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[3 to 6 Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/24/3-to-6-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/24/3-to-6-club Date: March 24, 2016

Walker Park is offering various activities at the 3 to 6 Club, open to children ages 7 through 12 years, including art, literacy and sports.

Registration began September 8th and is ongoing. However, space is limited and on a first come, first serve basis.

For more information please contact Rich Costello at (718) 816-6172

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

Location: Walker Park

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R015 Walker Park 2016-03-24 2016-03-24 3:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.64329910278320000, -74.10939788818360000 Mon, 28 Mar 2016 18:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Teen PASS]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/24/teen-pass http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/24/teen-pass Date: March 24, 2016

When school is out, Teen PASS offers FREE, exceptional clubs that focus on the areas of NYC Parks, arts, environmental science and sports that are tailored to the interests and talents of 6th - 8th graders. We create a safe space for young people to grow as scientists and artists, nature lovers and healthy individuals alongside our gifted staff.

Programs are held during weekday afternoons, select Saturdays and school holidays at Red Hook Recreation Center, Faber Park Field House and Westside Collaborative middle school. Check each individual site for specific program schedules.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: 2123602746

Location: Faber Park Field House (in Faber Pool and Park),Red Hook Recreation Center (in Red Hook Recreation Area)

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R008, B126 Faber Pool and Park, Red Hook Recreation Area 2016-03-24 2016-03-24 3:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.64023590087890600, -74.13526916503906000; 40.67240142822265600, -74.00399780273438000 Mon, 19 Oct 2015 13:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Art Inspired by Georgia O'Keeffe: Painting Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/24/arts-culture-fun-presents-art-inspired-by-georgia-okeefe-painting-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/24/arts-culture-fun-presents-art-inspired-by-georgia-okeefe-painting-workshop Date: March 24, 2016

Join us to celebrate Women's History Month at this evening art workshop. Create a flower painting inspired by renowned painter Georgia O'Keeffe. No experience necessary. Supplies will be provided. Art instruction will be led by Center Manager Tuwanda Harmon

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 397-3159

Location: Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center

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M063 Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center 2016-03-24 2016-03-24 6:00 pm 7:30 pm 40.77149963378906000, -73.98850250244140000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56d73f1398cee.JPG Wed, 16 Mar 2016 10:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Who Runs the World? GIRLS!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/24/who-runs-the-world-girls http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/24/who-runs-the-world-girls Date: March 24, 2016

Each week in March we will be hosting free workshops on a variety of topics. Each night will be a fun and engaging evening to learn. Girls and women of all ages are invited (males can join too!).

Schedule

March 3: Be Fit at Home
Learn workouts where no equipment is needed.

March 10: Women and Money
Be confident with your money. Learn the basics.

March 17: Yoga
Meditate and relax after your long days.

March 24: Dress to Impress
Discover the right clothes, hair, and make up for every occasion.

March 31: Dance Night
Learn some new moves at this fun night out!

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 543-8672

Location: Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center (in Williamsbridge Oval)

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X104 Williamsbridge Oval 2016-03-24 2016-03-24 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.87689971923828000, -73.87650299072266000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56c0a78a2cfd6.jpg Thu, 10 Mar 2016 17:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Untermyer: A Garden for the World]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/24/untermyer-a-garden-for-the-world http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/24/untermyer-a-garden-for-the-world Date: March 24, 2016

Stephen Byrns, founder and President of the Untermyer Gardens Conservancy, discusses the revival of this extraordinary walled Persian garden in Yonkers. Designed by William Welles Bosworth in 1916, it was the brainchild and joy of Samuel Untermyer, a prominent lawyer and knowledgeable horticulturalist.

Registration is requested. Please call (718) 885-1461 or email info@bpmm.org.

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 885-1461

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2016-03-24 2016-03-24 7:30 pm 9:00 pm 40.87186431884765600, -73.80553436279297000 Mon, 29 Feb 2016 17:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Good Friday & Easter Holiday in Prospect Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/25/good-friday-easter-holiday-in-prospect-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/25/good-friday-easter-holiday-in-prospect-park Date: March 25, 2016

Join the Prospect Park Alliance at the Audubon Center and the Lefferts Historic House for fun activities during the Easter weekend holiday.

  • Nature Exploration, 12–4 pm
    Prospect Park Audubon Center, Free

    Bundle up and find out what your favorite Park animals are doing this winter. Join Alliance naturalists to discover the winter survival strategies of animals that live in Prospect Park. Enjoy nature games, science activities, bird watching, and take home your own tube of homemade lip balm!
    Blooming Naturalist, 1–2 pm: So you think you are a Naturalist? Find out at the Audubon Center by learning how to identify birds and use binoculars and field guides. Participants can even create their own tube of lip balm and an Official Blooming Naturalist button.
    Nature on the Go!, 2–3 pm: An Alliance Naturalist will lead children and families to areas near the Audubon Center, where you can learn about the nature that is all around us and participate in a Citizen Science project.
    Animal Encounter, 2–3 pm: Curious as to how “Snappy” the turtle got her name? Want to watch the snake gobble up a mouse? Join Alliance Naturalists in learning more about the animals in the Audubon Center’s collection and even assist in an actual feeding.
  • Race Around the Farmyard, 2–4 pm
    Lefferts Historic House, $3 suggested donation

    Get out and get moving in the Lefferts yard! The whole family can participate in potato sack races, spoon races, stilts and other old fashioned games."
  • Carousel Rides, 12–5 pm
    Children’s Corner, $2 per ride, $9 for a book of 5 tickets, free with Alliance Family Plus membership

    Celebrate the start of spring with a first ride of the year on the Park’s beloved 1912 carousel. Join the Alliance at the $125 level and your family (up to 4 people) will receive unlimited rides on the Carousel for a full year!

Start time: 0:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Audubon Center at the Boathouse (in Prospect Park),Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park),The Carousel (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2016-03-25 2016-03-25 0:00 am 4:00 pm 40.66070175170898400, -73.96540069580078000; 40.66429901123047000, -73.96389770507812000; 40.66370010375976600, -73.96419525146484000 Fri, 25 Mar 2016 14:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Will Eisner "The Spirit" Retrospective Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/25/will-eisner-the-spirit-retrospective-exhibitionwomens-history-month http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/25/will-eisner-the-spirit-retrospective-exhibitionwomens-history-month Date: March 25, 2016

The Poe Park Visitor Center is proud to celebrate the 75th anniversary of Will Eisner's "The Spirit." Arguably the most influential person in American comics, Will Eisner as artist, entrepreneur, innovator, and virtual storyteller, enjoyed a career that encompassed comic books from their early beginnings in the 1930s to their development as graphic novels in the 1990s.

On display at the Poe Park Visitor Center gallery, the exhibit will feature artworks from Will Eisner's estate, which will include comic strips of "The Spirit", Eisner's graphic novels "A Contact with God", "Dropsie Avenue", "Life Force", and more.

There will be a discussion with Ray Felix of The Spirit's Femme Fatales as part of Women's History Month: "P'Gell", "Sand Sarif", and more.

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 2016-03-25 2016-03-25 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 04 Mar 2016 18:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Exhibition - Great Outdoors: Selections from the Museum of American Illustration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/25/exhibition-great-outdoors-selections-from-the-museum-of-american-illustration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/25/exhibition-great-outdoors-selections-from-the-museum-of-american-illustration Date: March 25, 2016

Illustration has been linked to the printed word for centuries. The art form crosses cultures, class, time, and education, giving visual form to the otherwise unimaginable.

Great Outdoors showcases over thirty artworks from the Museum of American Illustration’s collection that depict the vast indulgences of outdoor life, including recreational sports, ice skating, biking, and quiet contemplation. The show features illustrations originally published in books, magazines and weeklies from the Golden Age of Illustration (1880-1920) through 2014.

Please note: The Arsenal elevator is currently out of service. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-03-25 2016-03-25 9:00 am 5:00 am 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56cb4f148c061.jpg Wed, 20 Apr 2016 12:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[The Orchid Show: Orchidelirium]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/25/the-orchid-show-orchidelirum http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/25/the-orchid-show-orchidelirum Date: March 25, 2016

More thrilling than ever, the 14th annual Orchid Show transports visitors on a journey through orchid collecting history, each moment playing out against a stunning backdrop of thousands of orchids. Discover the far-flung adventures of orchid hunters swept up in 19th-century "orchidelirium," when explorers risked life and limb to secure these captivating flowers from jungles around the world. Then learn about NYBG's efforts to rescue illegally collected orchids that have been seized at international borders. Dance performances, a poetry reading, orchid care demonstrations, and shopping fill the daylight hours, while the return of our popular Orchid Evenings ensures many memorable celebrations after the sun has set.

For more information about the Orchid Show, please visit the New York Botanical Garden's website.

Save 20% on All-Garden Pass tickets: Use code 9210 online at nybg.org.
Valid only when you use code 9210 online at nybg.org. Valid for All-Garden Pass visits made February 27 through April 17. Offer subject to availability. Orders are limited to 6 tickets. Not valid on Special Event tickets or group tours. Discount cannot be combined with any other promotional offer or previously purchased tickets. Discount may be modified or withdrawn without prior notice. Tickets are not refundable or exchangeable.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 817-8700

Location: New York Botanical Garden

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2016-03-25 2016-03-25 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.86118619927200000, -73.88079619947500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56d46d2bf2185.jpg Mon, 29 Feb 2016 12:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[The Staten Island Purple Martin Colony Spring Cleaning]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/25/the-staten-island-purple-martin-colony-spring-cleaning http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/25/the-staten-island-purple-martin-colony-spring-cleaning Date: March 25, 2016

Calling all bird lovers! Help the Staten Island Museum clean and prepare the birdhouses and grounds before the birds return to nest.

Be ready to shovel and clean up the empty Purple Martin houses. Bring work gloves, refreshments, and dress for outdoor work.

All are welcome!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 0:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: The foot of Seguine Avenue (in Lemon Creek Park)

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R079 Lemon Creek Park 2016-03-25 2016-03-25 10:00 am 0:00 am 40.51210021972700000, -74.19789886474600000 Wed, 23 Mar 2016 14:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/25/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/25/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: March 25, 2016

Take our signature tour, and let Central Park Conservancy guides give you an insider's look at some of the most iconic features of the world's greatest urban park. Learn how rocky, swampy land was built into the living work of art that is Central Park today. Highlights of this tour include: the Dairy, Sheep Meadow, Cherry Hill, the Lake, Bow Bridge, Bethesda Terrace, The Mall, and Literary Walk.

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

For weather cancellation, ticket and other policies, please review Central Park's Conservancy's policies carefully.

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

For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2016-03-25 2016-03-25 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5707fdbcd2ffa.JPG Fri, 08 Apr 2016 16:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Cardio & Body Strengthening]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/25/shape-up-nyc-cardio-body-strengthening http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/25/shape-up-nyc-cardio-body-strengthening Date: March 25, 2016

This total body workout 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!

This instructor is part of the NYC Parks Fitness Instructor Training Program.

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 2016-03-25 2016-03-25 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.66070175170898400, -73.96540069580078000 Mon, 22 Feb 2016 14:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: North Woods]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/25/central-park-tour-north-woods http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/25/central-park-tour-north-woods Date: March 25, 2016

The North Woods is the largest of the park's three woodlands, offering people and wildlife a 40-acre forest retreat in the middle of New York City.

Join us for this tour around tumbling waterfalls, rustic bridges, and picturesque pools, led by Central Park Conservancy guides. Highlights include: Harlem Meer, Huddlestone Arch, the Loch, Glenspan Arch, several cascades, and the Pool.

The tour route involves hills, stairs, and uneven terrain. The tour starts at the Charles A. Dana Discovery Center (inside the park at 110th Street between Fifth and Lenox Avenues), and ends at the Pool (103rd Street and Central Park West).

For weather cancellation, ticket and other policies, please review Central Park's Conservancy's policies carefully.

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

For more information, please review our Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2016-03-25 2016-03-25 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.79679870605469000, -73.95149993896484000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/564241ae98fd2.jpg Tue, 23 Feb 2016 15:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Teen PASS]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/25/teen-pass http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/25/teen-pass Date: March 25, 2016

When school is out, Teen PASS offers FREE, exceptional clubs that focus on the areas of NYC Parks, arts, environmental science and sports that are tailored to the interests and talents of 6th - 8th graders. We create a safe space for young people to grow as scientists and artists, nature lovers and healthy individuals alongside our gifted staff.

Programs are held during weekday afternoons, select Saturdays and school holidays at Red Hook Recreation Center, Faber Park Field House and Westside Collaborative middle school. Check each individual site for specific program schedules.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: 2123602746

Location: Faber Park Field House (in Faber Pool and Park),Red Hook Recreation Center (in Red Hook Recreation Area)

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R008, B126 Faber Pool and Park, Red Hook Recreation Area 2016-03-25 2016-03-25 3:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.64023590087890600, -74.13526916503906000; 40.67240142822265600, -74.00399780273438000 Mon, 19 Oct 2015 13:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[3 to 6 Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/25/3-to-6-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/25/3-to-6-club Date: March 25, 2016

Walker Park is offering various activities at the 3 to 6 Club, open to children ages 7 through 12 years, including art, literacy and sports.

Registration began September 8th and is ongoing. However, space is limited and on a first come, first serve basis.

For more information please contact Rich Costello at (718) 816-6172

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

Location: Walker Park

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R015 Walker Park 2016-03-25 2016-03-25 3:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.64329910278320000, -74.10939788818360000 Mon, 28 Mar 2016 18:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Poetry Workshop with Serena Brothers-Mohamed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/25/arts-culture-fun-poetry-workshop-with-serena-brothersmohamed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/25/arts-culture-fun-poetry-workshop-with-serena-brothersmohamed Date: March 25, 2016

Meet author Serena Brothers-Mohamed who will read excerpts from her book, Love for the Soul: Poetry and Reflections. Ms. Mohamed will lead the group in a creative writing workshop from her book.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: 9718) 816-5558

Location: Faber Park Field House (in Faber Pool and Park)

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R008 Faber Pool and Park 2016-03-25 2016-03-25 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.64023590087890600, -74.13526916503906000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56e1ac98c4dc7.jpg Mon, 14 Mar 2016 15:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Wheelchair Basketball Exhibition Game: Canadian National Team vs. NY Rollin' Knicks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/25/wheelchair-basketball-exhibition-game-canadian-national-team-vs-ny-rollin-knicks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/25/wheelchair-basketball-exhibition-game-canadian-national-team-vs-ny-rollin-knicks Date: March 25, 2016

Join NYC Parks in the Bronx for a wheelchair Basketball exhibition game featuring the Canadian National Team vs. the New York Rollin’ Knicks!

This event is free and open to the public.

For more information about this event, please contact Chris Noel by phone at (646) 632-7344 or by email at christopher.noel@parks.nyc.gov.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (646) 632-7344

Location: West Bronx Recreation Center

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X261 West Bronx Recreation Center 2016-03-25 2016-03-25 7:00 pm 9:30 pm 40.84410095214844000, -73.91880035400390000 Wed, 16 Mar 2016 12:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Good Friday & Easter Holiday in Prospect Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/26/good-friday-easter-holiday-in-prospect-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/26/good-friday-easter-holiday-in-prospect-park Date: March 26, 2016

Join the Prospect Park Alliance at the Audubon Center and the Lefferts Historic House for fun activities during the Easter weekend holiday.

  • Nature Exploration, 12–4 pm
    Prospect Park Audubon Center, Free

    Bundle up and find out what your favorite Park animals are doing this winter. Join Alliance naturalists to discover the winter survival strategies of animals that live in Prospect Park. Enjoy nature games, science activities, bird watching, and take home your own tube of homemade lip balm!
    Blooming Naturalist, 1–2 pm: So you think you are a Naturalist? Find out at the Audubon Center by learning how to identify birds and use binoculars and field guides. Participants can even create their own tube of lip balm and an Official Blooming Naturalist button.
    Nature on the Go!, 2–3 pm: An Alliance Naturalist will lead children and families to areas near the Audubon Center, where you can learn about the nature that is all around us and participate in a Citizen Science project.
    Animal Encounter, 2–3 pm: Curious as to how “Snappy” the turtle got her name? Want to watch the snake gobble up a mouse? Join Alliance Naturalists in learning more about the animals in the Audubon Center’s collection and even assist in an actual feeding.
  • Race Around the Farmyard, 2–4 pm
    Lefferts Historic House, $3 suggested donation

    Get out and get moving in the Lefferts yard! The whole family can participate in potato sack races, spoon races, stilts and other old fashioned games."
  • Carousel Rides, 12–5 pm
    Children’s Corner, $2 per ride, $9 for a book of 5 tickets, free with Alliance Family Plus membership

    Celebrate the start of spring with a first ride of the year on the Park’s beloved 1912 carousel. Join the Alliance at the $125 level and your family (up to 4 people) will receive unlimited rides on the Carousel for a full year!

Start time: 0:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Audubon Center at the Boathouse (in Prospect Park),Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park),The Carousel (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2016-03-26 2016-03-26 0:00 am 4:00 pm 40.66070175170898400, -73.96540069580078000; 40.66429901123047000, -73.96389770507812000; 40.66370010375976600, -73.96419525146484000 Fri, 25 Mar 2016 14:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Greenmarket at Grand Army Plaza]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/26/greenmarket-at-grand-army-plaza http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/26/greenmarket-at-grand-army-plaza Date: March 26, 2016

At what other market can you do all your food shopping, sample local wine, and explore Brooklyn's favorite park? Established in 1989, the Grand Army Plaza greenmarket is the flagship Brooklyn market.

EBT/Food Stamps and WIC & Senior FMNP coupons accepted year-round.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Grand Army Plaza

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B040 Grand Army Plaza 2016-03-26 2016-03-26 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.67350006103515600, -73.97010040283203000 Mon, 22 Feb 2016 14:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Will Eisner "The Spirit" Retrospective Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/26/will-eisner-the-spirit-retrospective-exhibitionwomens-history-month http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/26/will-eisner-the-spirit-retrospective-exhibitionwomens-history-month Date: March 26, 2016

The Poe Park Visitor Center is proud to celebrate the 75th anniversary of Will Eisner's "The Spirit." Arguably the most influential person in American comics, Will Eisner as artist, entrepreneur, innovator, and virtual storyteller, enjoyed a career that encompassed comic books from their early beginnings in the 1930s to their development as graphic novels in the 1990s.

On display at the Poe Park Visitor Center gallery, the exhibit will feature artworks from Will Eisner's estate, which will include comic strips of "The Spirit", Eisner's graphic novels "A Contact with God", "Dropsie Avenue", "Life Force", and more.

There will be a discussion with Ray Felix of The Spirit's Femme Fatales as part of Women's History Month: "P'Gell", "Sand Sarif", and more.

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 2016-03-26 2016-03-26 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 04 Mar 2016 18:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Van Cortlandt Track Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/26/van-cortlandt-track-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/26/van-cortlandt-track-club Date: March 26, 2016

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

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Van Cortlandt Stadium (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2016-03-26 2016-03-26 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.888, -73.8968 Wed, 06 May 2015 12:02:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/26/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/26/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: March 26, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 9:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2016-03-26 2016-03-26 8:30 am 9:30 am 40.86059951782226600, -73.93379974365234000 Tue, 09 Feb 2016 15:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run-Inwood Hill Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/26/nyrr-open-runinwood-hill-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/26/nyrr-open-runinwood-hill-park Date: March 26, 2016

Get moving in Inwood Hill Park! Enjoy free Saturday morning runs and walks at NYRR"s weekly open runs.

Everyone is welcomed. Volunteers are needed too!

Meet at the park entrance at the corner of Isham Street and Seaman Avenue.

Start time: 8:45 am

End time: 9:45 am

Contact phone: (646) 822-6731

Location: Seaman Avenue and Isham Street Entrance (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2016-03-26 2016-03-26 8:45 am 9:45 am 40.86999893188476600, -73.92109680175781000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f14992d004c.jpg Thu, 28 Apr 2016 17:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[New York Road Runners Open Run: Run for Life - Astoria Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/26/new-york-road-runners-open-run-run-for-life-astoria-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/26/new-york-road-runners-open-run-run-for-life-astoria-park Date: March 26, 2016

Open Run is a new community-based initiative that launched in St. Mary's Park in the Bronx on National Running Day, June 3, 2015. Through this initiative, New York Road Runners is empowering local volunteers to bring free weekly runs to local neighborhood parks all over NYC.

All runs are directed by volunteers and are free to all participants. The finish line is open until the last person is done. The courses vary based on park, but they are between 2.5-3 miles. Participants are encouraged to arrive 15 minutes before the start of the run and to leave their valuables at home – bag check is not provided. No need to do anything before the run, just show up. Open to all ages, experience levels, walkers, strollers, dogs: All are welcome!

This program is in coordination with NYC Parks' Community Parks Initiative.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Astoria Park Track (in Astoria Park)

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Q004 Astoria Park 2016-03-26 2016-03-26 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.77669906616211000, -73.92579650878906000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/567b14d16da82.png Mon, 28 Dec 2015 18:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[New York Road Runners Open Run: Run for Life - St. Mary's Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/26/new-york-road-runners-open-run-run-for-life-st-marys-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/26/new-york-road-runners-open-run-run-for-life-st-marys-park Date: March 26, 2016

Open Run is a new community-based initiative that launched in St. Mary's Park in the Bronx on National Running Day, June 3, 2015. Through this initiative, New York Road Runners is empowering local volunteers to bring free weekly runs to local neighborhood parks all over NYC.

All runs are directed by volunteers and are free to all participants. The finish line is open until the last person is done. The courses vary based on park, but they are between 2.5-3 miles. Participants are encouraged to arrive 15 minutes before the start of the run and to leave their valuables at home – bag check is not provided. No need to do anything before the run, just show up. Open to all ages, experience levels, walkers, strollers, dogs: All are welcome!

This program is in coordination with NYC Parks' Community Parks Initiative.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: St. Anns Avenue and East 149th Street (in St. Mary's Park)

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2016-03-26 2016-03-26 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.81409835815430000, -73.91290283203125000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/567b147d97ced.png Mon, 28 Dec 2015 18:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[In The Shop: Spring Basket Demo]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/26/in-the-shop-spring-basket-demo http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/26/in-the-shop-spring-basket-demo Date: March 26, 2016

Join the Wave Hill Shop staff for informal, drop-in workshops in the Courtyard of The Shop, and learn how to design sweet seasonal centerpieces for your spring table, including plants and decorative elements available for purchase.

Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2016-03-26 2016-03-26 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56c7722f52620.jpg Fri, 25 Mar 2016 14:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[The Orchid Show: Orchidelirium]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/26/the-orchid-show-orchidelirum http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/26/the-orchid-show-orchidelirum Date: March 26, 2016

More thrilling than ever, the 14th annual Orchid Show transports visitors on a journey through orchid collecting history, each moment playing out against a stunning backdrop of thousands of orchids. Discover the far-flung adventures of orchid hunters swept up in 19th-century "orchidelirium," when explorers risked life and limb to secure these captivating flowers from jungles around the world. Then learn about NYBG's efforts to rescue illegally collected orchids that have been seized at international borders. Dance performances, a poetry reading, orchid care demonstrations, and shopping fill the daylight hours, while the return of our popular Orchid Evenings ensures many memorable celebrations after the sun has set.

For more information about the Orchid Show, please visit the New York Botanical Garden's website.

Save 20% on All-Garden Pass tickets: Use code 9210 online at nybg.org.
Valid only when you use code 9210 online at nybg.org. Valid for All-Garden Pass visits made February 27 through April 17. Offer subject to availability. Orders are limited to 6 tickets. Not valid on Special Event tickets or group tours. Discount cannot be combined with any other promotional offer or previously purchased tickets. Discount may be modified or withdrawn without prior notice. Tickets are not refundable or exchangeable.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 817-8700

Location: New York Botanical Garden

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2016-03-26 2016-03-26 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.86118619927200000, -73.88079619947500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56d46d2bf2185.jpg Mon, 29 Feb 2016 12:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[The Staten Island Purple Martin Colony Spring Cleaning]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/26/the-staten-island-purple-martin-colony-spring-cleaning http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/26/the-staten-island-purple-martin-colony-spring-cleaning Date: March 26, 2016

Calling all bird lovers! Help the Staten Island Museum clean and prepare the birdhouses and grounds before the birds return to nest.

Be ready to shovel and clean up the empty Purple Martin houses. Bring work gloves, refreshments, and dress for outdoor work.

All are welcome!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 0:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: The foot of Seguine Avenue (in Lemon Creek Park)

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R079 Lemon Creek Park 2016-03-26 2016-03-26 10:00 am 0:00 am 40.51210021972700000, -74.19789886474600000 Wed, 23 Mar 2016 14:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[GreenThumb Workshop: Grow Your Garden Group]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/26/greenthumb-workshop-grow-your-garden-group http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/26/greenthumb-workshop-grow-your-garden-group Date: March 26, 2016

As we enter a new growing season, let’s take some time to reflect on our efforts in supporting our neighborhoods and the community gardens within them. Are you interested in increasing programming and/or membership? By having membership procedures and agreements in place, it will be very easy to welcome new folks. If you are having trouble getting folks to visit or stop by, what better way to draw them in with an exciting event. We will go over successful event planning tips.

We encourage groups to share their challenges and successes so we can learn from each other.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 602-5300

Location: Carver Community Garden

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2016-03-26 2016-03-26 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.80212600000000000, -73.93479600000000000 Wed, 24 Feb 2016 18:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[She's On Point: A Celebration of Girls in Sports]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/26/shes-on-point-a-celebration-of-girls-in-sports http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/26/shes-on-point-a-celebration-of-girls-in-sports Date: March 26, 2016

Join NYC Parks to celebrate, honor, and engage young women and girls in sports! Featuring sports demos, inspirational speakers, fun activities, giveaways and more. Open to all members of the public, ages 6 and up.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 293-5934

Location: West Bronx Recreation Center

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X261 West Bronx Recreation Center 2016-03-26 2016-03-26 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.84410095214844000, -73.91880035400390000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56cf37cd3716f.jpg Mon, 29 Feb 2016 18:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Down the Bunny Hole]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/26/down-the-bunny-hole http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/26/down-the-bunny-hole Date: March 26, 2016

Join us at our annual egg hunt, featuring a bouncy house, face painting, games, and more!

This event is suitable for all ages.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 285-0300

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

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M194 Alfred E. Smith Playground 2016-03-26 2016-03-26 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.71070098876953000, -73.99669647216797000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56e432d5860f2.jpg Wed, 23 Mar 2016 14:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Gravesend Cemetery Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/26/gravesend-cemetery-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/26/gravesend-cemetery-tour Date: March 26, 2016

Dating back to 1643, Gravesend Cemetery is the final resting place of many prominent early residents of old Brooklyn. We will explore the cemetery while sharing their stories.

Participants chosen by lottery. To register visit www.nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Wednesday, March 16th.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-421-2021

Location: Gravesend Cemetery

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2016-03-26 2016-03-26 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.59519958496094000, -73.97350311279297000 Wed, 02 Dec 2015 18:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Fire-Making Skills]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/26/firemaking-skills http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/26/firemaking-skills Date: March 26, 2016

Fire is mankind's greatest discovery. Learn primitive and modern methods for making fire safely and responsibly while exploring the great outdoors. Registration required. To register visit www.nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Wednesday, March 16th.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-967-3542

Location: Comfort station near Eton Place and Richmond Avenue (in Willowbrook Park)

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R030 Willowbrook Park 2016-03-26 2016-03-26 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.60400009155273400, -74.15959930419922000 Fri, 04 Dec 2015 15:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[The Hunt Family in The Bronx: A Historic Neighborhood Walking Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/26/the-hunt-family-in-the-bronx-a-historic-walk-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/26/the-hunt-family-in-the-bronx-a-historic-walk-tour Date: March 26, 2016

The Hunt Family gave its name to a southern peninsula located in the town of West Farms back in the 1670s. Although Hunts Point has since become a center for commercial enterprise and urban culture, the Hunt Family legacy still lives on in some of the neighborhood’s historic sites. Come learn more about the Hunt Family during a historic walking tour of Hunts Point, led by Bronx Co. Historical Society Educator Angel Hernandez.

The tour will meet at the Hunts Point #6 train station on Southern Boulevard.

Contact The Society at (718) 881-8900 to reserve your spot. The tour generally runs about 2 hours.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 881-8900

Location: Hunts Point No.6 Train Station

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2016-03-26 2016-03-26 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.82084445146000000, -73.89157834907400000 Tue, 23 Feb 2016 15:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: The Ramble]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/26/central-park-tour-the-ramble http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/26/central-park-tour-the-ramble Date: March 26, 2016

Coined the 'wild garden' by designer Frederick Law Olmsted, the Ramble offers visitors a tranquil spot to meander along winding paths and discover hidden forest gardens. This truly is a place for the urban explorer to escape the city and get lost in nature.

Join us for a tour of this serene 36-acre woodland, led by Central Park Conservancy guides. Highlights of this tour include: the Lake, Bow Bridge, Ramble Arch, Oak Bridge, the Gill, and Azalea Pond.

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

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review Central Park Conservancy's policies carefully. Groups of seven or more must schedule a custom tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org.For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Belvedere Castle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-03-26 2016-03-26 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.77930068969726600, -73.96910095214844000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55241420b51da.jpg Tue, 23 Feb 2016 15:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Discovery Hike: Sensory Spring]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/26/discovery-hike-sensory-spring http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/26/discovery-hike-sensory-spring Date: March 26, 2016

Venture into Buck's Hollow while exploring the sights, scents, and sounds of spring, while learning about the Greenbelt's history.

This is an easy, one-hour hike.

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 2016-03-26 2016-03-26 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 Tue, 02 Feb 2016 18:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Playwriting for Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/26/playwriting-for-adults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/26/playwriting-for-adults Date: March 26, 2016

Join Juan Ramirez in a playwriting series of workshops at the Poe Park Visitor Center on Saturdays. This class is for adults. The class will workshop:

  • Creating characters, monologues and outlines
  • Proper play format
  • How to make character dialogue natural
  • Emphasizing character development
  • How to find inspiration with the world around you
  • Discovering genres

Fun exercises: Characters writing letters to each other, characters talking to other fictional characters, writing like other playwrights

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2016-03-26 2016-03-26 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Wed, 30 Dec 2015 12:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[McGolrick Egg Hunt 2016]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/26/mcgolrick-egg-hunt-2016 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/26/mcgolrick-egg-hunt-2016 Date: March 26, 2016

Bring your own basket & join an old-fashioned egg hunt!

Town Square is excited to be hosting their 5th Annual McGolrick Park Egg Hunt! As with last year, they'll have thousands and thousands of eggs, photo opportunities with the Easter Bunny, and lots of fun arts & crafts and face painting. Wear your very best spring bonnet or make one at the park!

Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult. Egg hunts will be arranged for groups of ten kids between noon and 2 p.m. as long as supplies last.

Rain venue: St. John's Lutheran Church located at 155 Milton Street, Greenpoint, Brooklyn

Please contact us if you’d like to lend a helping hand.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (347) 987-2765

Location: Monsignor McGolrick Park (in Msgr. McGolrick Park)

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B114 Msgr. McGolrick Park 2016-03-26 2016-03-26 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.72439956665039000, -73.94339752197266000 Mon, 07 Mar 2016 18:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Wheelchair Basketball Exhibition Game: Canadian National Team vs. NY Rollin' Knicks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/26/wheelchair-basketball-exhibition-game-canadian-national-team-vs-ny-rollin-knicks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/26/wheelchair-basketball-exhibition-game-canadian-national-team-vs-ny-rollin-knicks Date: March 26, 2016

Join NYC Parks in Queens for a Wheelchair Basketball exhibition game featuring the Canadian National Team vs. the New York Rollin’ Knicks!

There will be a children’s wheelchair basketball clinic from 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

For more information about this event, please contact David Deas by phone at (718) 353- 7853 or by email at david.deas@parks.nyc.gov.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 353-7853

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

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2016-03-26 2016-03-26 12:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.83439636230469000 Wed, 16 Mar 2016 12:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Learn to Play Soccer with Coach Victor Campbell]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/26/learn-to-play-soccer-with-coach-victor-campbell http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/26/learn-to-play-soccer-with-coach-victor-campbell Date: March 26, 2016

Children and youth ages 6-12 years learn fundamental and advanced soccer skills.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

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 2016-03-26 2016-03-26 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.81079864501953000, -73.91470336914062000 Wed, 23 Sep 2015 18:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Parks Madness at Basketball City]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/26/parks-madness-at-basketball-city http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/26/parks-madness-at-basketball-city Date: March 26, 2016

Learn the basics of dribbling, passing, and shooting. This is a co-ed basketball skills clinic for ages 8 - 17 years.

Register for this event here.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Basketball City

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2016-03-26 2016-03-26 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.70960906864700000, -73.98628066441800000 Fri, 04 Mar 2016 20:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Young Innovators Squad]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/26/youth-innovators-squad http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/26/youth-innovators-squad Date: March 26, 2016

Join the Young Innovators Squad for a special Hack the Web event! You'll have the opportunity to design and build your own personal website!

Are you a designer, coder, artist, gamer, writer or creative? Do you enjoy inventing and making stuff? Are you interested in learning more? Join the Young Innovators Squad!

In the Young Innovators Squad you can make awesome projects, test new tools, get introduced to cool companies and organizations, and network with other creatives. We'll have pizza and fun swag too! Join this special community!

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 255-3066

Location: Chelsea Recreation Center

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M260 Chelsea Recreation Center 2016-03-26 2016-03-26 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.74829864501953000, -74.00219726562500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56df49afe5438.PNG Mon, 21 Mar 2016 18:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Living with White-Tailed Deer]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/26/living-with-whitetailed-deer http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/26/living-with-whitetailed-deer Date: March 26, 2016

Explore the woods of Pelham Bay Park with the Urban Park Rangers in a search for deer. Learn about deer ecology and behavior as you look for clues of deer presence. Join in a discussion about the impacts of deer in an urban environment.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-548-0912

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2016-03-26 2016-03-26 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.85166235434100000, -73.82469034195000000 Thu, 10 Dec 2015 18:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Ed Center Open Hours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/26/ed-center-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/26/ed-center-open-hours Date: March 26, 2016

The Ed Center is open for free, drop-in hours four afternoons a week!

Get to know Brooklyn Bridge Park with our 250-gallon aquarium filled with critters from the East River, a 10’-scale model of Brooklyn Bridge Park, crafts, a reading corner, and much more!

Photo by Alexa Hoyer

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Environmental Education Center (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-03-26 2016-03-26 1:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.70428673171300000, -73.98938399553300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56b39ce479a04.jpg Thu, 04 Feb 2016 15:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Junior Volunteer Corps]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/26/junior-volunteer-corps http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/26/junior-volunteer-corps Date: March 26, 2016

Join the Prospect Park Alliance for a day of fun and service in spring! Families and elementary-school-aged groups are invited to join us to care for the park. Come learn the value of service and meet other families and children on this day of giving back.

Please pre-register online. For more information, please call the Prospect Park Alliance at (718) 287-3400.

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Children's Corner (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2016-03-26 2016-03-26 1:30 pm 3:30 pm 40.66378464473700000, -73.96373200416600000 Mon, 22 Feb 2016 14:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Goalball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/26/goalball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/26/goalball Date: March 26, 2016

Goalball is a Paralympic sport for athletes with visual impairments.It is played by two teams of three who are blindfolded using a ball with bells inside.

The ball is the size of a basketball but twice the weight. All abilities are welcome! Interested players can attend anytime. Membership is required.

For more information, email Rodolfo.Guevara@parks.nyc.gov.

Start time: 1:45 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-3319

Location: Chelsea Recreation Center

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M260 Chelsea Recreation Center 2016-03-26 2016-03-26 1:45 pm 4:00 pm 40.74829864501953000, -74.00219726562500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56bb8530e2b9a.jpg Thu, 11 Feb 2016 19:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Paper Arts & Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/26/paper-arts-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/26/paper-arts-crafts Date: March 26, 2016

Participants of all ages will have fun creating paper arts & crafts items to take home. Projects may include origami, decoupage, kirigami, collage, paper cutting, and more.

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 2016-03-26 2016-03-26 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Wed, 30 Dec 2015 17:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Northern Forts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/26/central-park-tour-northern-forts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/26/central-park-tour-northern-forts Date: March 26, 2016

Did you know that the north end of Central Park has a rich history that includes the British having been stationed here during the American Revolution, and American troops stationed there during the War of 1812? Recent archaeological and historical investigations in the area have revealed even more information about how the "Fort Landscape" was used in the late 18th and early 19th centuries, before this area was part of Central Park. This season, join our guides and learn the history of this part of the Park, get insight into the studies in the area, and appreciate the recent restorations undertaken by the Conservancy.

Highlights of this tour include McGowan's Pass, Fort Clinton, Nutter's Battery, and the Harlem Meer.

The tour route involves many hills and stairs, and some uneven terrain. Tour starts at Charles A. Dana Discovery Center (inside the park at 110th Street between Fifth and Lenox Avenues), and ends near the park perimeter at 106th Street and Fifth Avenue.

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review the Central Park Conservancy's policies carefully.

Groups of seven or more must schedule a custom tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org.For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2016-03-26 2016-03-26 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.79679870605469000, -73.95149993896484000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/564242ad5ee65.jpg Tue, 23 Feb 2016 15:00:02 EST