NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2014 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://www.nycgovparks.org/sub_things_to_do/upcoming_events/events_search.php NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Wed, 16 Apr 2014 22:01:19 GMT NYC Parks News 25 25 http://www.nycgovparks.org/sub_things_to_do/upcoming_events/events_search.php http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/parks_leaf_thumb.gif <![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Chair Toning]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/04/shape-up-nyc-chair-toning http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/04/shape-up-nyc-chair-toning Date: June 4, 2014

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

For adults and seniors.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 402-5155

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

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2014-06-04 2014-06-04 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.8108, -73.9147 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 18:01:19 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/04/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/04/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga3 Date: June 4, 2014

The CityParks Seniors Fitness program offers free tennis lessons, yoga instruction, and fitness walking in 14 parks across the city. The program aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help us feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis. No matter how old we are, our bodies always benefit from physical activity. All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718)760-6999

Location: Inwood Hill Park

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2014-06-04 2014-06-04 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.873, -73.9254 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d6d3522e94.jpg Wed, 16 Apr 2014 18:01:19 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/04/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/04/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga2 Date: June 4, 2014

The CityParks Seniors Fitness program offers free tennis lessons, yoga instruction, and fitness walking in 14 parks across the city. The program aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help us feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis. No matter how old we are, our bodies always benefit from physical activity. All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718)760-6999

Location: South Oxford Park

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B407 South Oxford Park 2014-06-04 2014-06-04 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.6836, -73.9724 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d6d95b3814.jpg Wed, 16 Apr 2014 18:01:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Boot Camp]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/04/shape-up-nyc-bootcamp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/04/shape-up-nyc-bootcamp Date: June 4, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-06-04 2014-06-04 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 18:01:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Wheelchair Basketball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/04/wheelchair-basketball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/04/wheelchair-basketball Date: June 4, 2014

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

Recreation Center membership is required to participate.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 293-5934

Location: West Bronx Recreation Center

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X261 West Bronx Recreation Center 2014-06-04 2014-06-04 6:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.8441, -73.9188 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 18:01:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Salute to the Sun Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/04/summer-on-the-hudson-salute-to-the-sun-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/04/summer-on-the-hudson-salute-to-the-sun-yoga Date: June 4, 2014

End your day with relaxing Hatha yoga in a beautiful sunset setting.

Suitable for all fitness levels. Please wear loose, comfortable clothing and bring your own mat.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: The Plaza at 66th Street (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2014-06-04 2014-06-04 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.777, -73.9907 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/531f37a9a15ac.JPG Wed, 16 Apr 2014 18:01:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Yoga - Relax and Stretch]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/04/shape-up-nyc-yoga-relax-and-stretch http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/04/shape-up-nyc-yoga-relax-and-stretch Date: June 4, 2014

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

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

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: McDonald Park House (in McDonald Playground)

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R034 McDonald Playground 2014-06-04 2014-06-04 7:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.6291, -74.1155 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 18:01:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Positive Reinforcement Dog Training]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/05/summer-on-the-hudson-positive-reinforcement-dog-training http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/05/summer-on-the-hudson-positive-reinforcement-dog-training Date: June 5, 2014

Jay Andors (KPA-CTP) of NY Clicker Training and Lauren Wojcik (KPA-CTP) of Lauren’s Leash lead a six-week training seminar that will give you foundation skills for a lifetime of good dog behavior. For the first session leave your dog at home. Pre-registration and NYC dog license required – call (212) 408-0219.

Start time: 6:30 am

End time: 7:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 408-0219

Location: Pier I (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2014-06-05 2014-06-05 6:30 am 7:30 am 40.7797, -73.9889 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 18:01:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Seniors Fitness: Walking]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/05/seniors-fitness-walking http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/05/seniors-fitness-walking Date: June 5, 2014

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

For ages 60+; pre-registration is required.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 760-6999

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2014-06-05 2014-06-05 9:00 am 40.8959, -73.8782 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 18:01:19 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/05/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/05/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga3 Date: June 5, 2014

The CityParks Seniors Fitness program offers free tennis lessons, yoga instruction, and fitness walking in 14 parks across the city. The program aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help us feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis. No matter how old we are, our bodies always benefit from physical activity. All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718)760-6999

Location: Roy Wilkins Park Parking Lot

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2014-06-05 2014-06-05 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.6863, -73.7689 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d7831dc747.jpg Wed, 16 Apr 2014 18:01:19 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Tennis]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/05/cityparks-seniors-fitness-tennis2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/05/cityparks-seniors-fitness-tennis2 Date: June 5, 2014

The CityParks Seniors Fitness program offers free tennis lessons, yoga instruction, and fitness walking in 14 parks across the city. The program aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help us feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis. No matter how old we are, our bodies always benefit from physical activity. All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718)760-6999

Location: Cunningham Park at 193rd Street

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2014-06-05 2014-06-05 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.7302, -73.7774 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d6e23b6354.jpg Wed, 16 Apr 2014 18:01:19 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/05/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/05/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga1 Date: June 5, 2014

The CityParks Seniors Fitness program offers free tennis lessons, yoga instruction, and fitness walking in 14 parks across the city. The program aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help us feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis. No matter how old we are, our bodies always benefit from physical activity. All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718)760-6999

Location: East 86th Street and East End Avenue (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2014-06-05 2014-06-05 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.7749, -73.9438 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d78aba2a4c.jpg Wed, 16 Apr 2014 18:01:19 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Walking]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/05/cityparks-seniors-fitness-walking http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/05/cityparks-seniors-fitness-walking Date: June 5, 2014

The CityParks Seniors Fitness program offers free tennis lessons, yoga instruction, and fitness walking in 14 parks across the city. The program aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help us feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis. No matter how old we are, our bodies always benefit from physical activity. All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718)760-6999

Location: Woodlawn Tennis Courts (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2014-06-05 2014-06-05 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.8966, -73.8786 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d76499ca57.jpg Wed, 16 Apr 2014 18:01:19 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/05/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/05/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga Date: June 5, 2014

The CityParks Seniors Fitness program offers free tennis lessons, yoga instruction, and fitness walking in 14 parks across the city. The program aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help us feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis. No matter how old we are, our bodies always benefit from physical activity. All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718)760-6999

Location: Middletown Rd & Stadium Ave (in Pelham Bay Park)

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2014-06-05 2014-06-05 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.8485, -73.8199 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d787974f5b.jpg Wed, 16 Apr 2014 18:01:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Fitness Walk at Joe Michaels Mile]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/05/fitness-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/05/fitness-walk Date: June 5, 2014

Join other adults in a weekly fitness walking program that starts at the western end of Joe Michaels Mile (near the front of Fort Totten). No registration is required.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: 718-352-4793 ext. 301

Location: Joe Michaels Mile: Western Entrance (in Crocheron Park)

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Q012 Crocheron Park 2014-06-05 2014-06-05 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.7888, -73.7821 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 18:01:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Stretch, Tone and Balance]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/05/shape-up-nyc-stretch-tone-and-balance http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/05/shape-up-nyc-stretch-tone-and-balance Date: June 5, 2014

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: McDonald Park House (in McDonald Playground)

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R034 McDonald Playground 2014-06-05 2014-06-05 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.6291, -74.1155 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 18:01:19 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Senior Fitness: Tennis]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/05/cityparks-senior-fitness-tennis http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/05/cityparks-senior-fitness-tennis Date: June 5, 2014

The CityParks Seniors Fitness program offers free tennis lessons, yoga instruction, and fitness walking in 14 parks across the city. The program aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help us feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis. No matter how old we are, our bodies always benefit from physical activity. All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718)760-6999

Location: Roy Wilkins Park Parking Lot

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2014-06-05 2014-06-05 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.6863, -73.7689 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d798f8788b.jpg Wed, 16 Apr 2014 18:01:19 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/05/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/05/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga2 Date: June 5, 2014

The CityParks Seniors Fitness program offers free tennis lessons, yoga instruction, and fitness walking in 14 parks across the city. The program aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help us feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis. No matter how old we are, our bodies always benefit from physical activity. All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718)760-6999

Location: Cunningham Park at 193rd Street

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2014-06-05 2014-06-05 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7302, -73.7774 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d7b33aef25.jpg Wed, 16 Apr 2014 18:01:19 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Tennis]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/05/cityparks-seniors-fitness-tennis1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/05/cityparks-seniors-fitness-tennis1 Date: June 5, 2014

The CityParks Seniors Fitness program offers free tennis lessons, yoga instruction, and fitness walking in 14 parks across the city. The program aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help us feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis. No matter how old we are, our bodies always benefit from physical activity. All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718)760-6999

Location: W. 207 St. & Seaman Ave. (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2014-06-05 2014-06-05 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.869, -73.9224 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d79c993d9b.jpg Wed, 16 Apr 2014 18:01:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Greenbelt Tree Tots]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/05/greenbelt-tree-tots http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/05/greenbelt-tree-tots Date: June 5, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 10:45 am

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2014-06-05 2014-06-05 10:00 am 10:45 am 40.5884, -74.1391 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 18:01:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Plein Air Landscape Drawing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/05/plein-air-landscape-drawing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/05/plein-air-landscape-drawing Date: June 5, 2014

Join artist Geri Smith to develop artistic direction while building technical and compositional skills in an outdoor setting. Learn how to simplify gardens and landscape into essential shape, tone, texture, and line, creating a personal visual vocabulary of b/w graphite drawings. All levels welcome. Please bring a folding chair. Materials list provided. Six classes. Registration required at info@bpmm.org or (718) 885-1461.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 885-1461

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2014-06-05 2014-06-05 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.8705, -73.8109 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 18:01:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Weird, Wild & Wonderful]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/05/weird-wild-wonderful http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/05/weird-wild-wonderful Date: June 5, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2014-06-05 2014-06-05 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 18:01:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Stretching, Toning, Relaxation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/05/stretching-toning-relaxation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/05/stretching-toning-relaxation Date: June 5, 2014

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

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

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-06-05 2014-06-05 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 18:01:19 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Senior Fitness: Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/05/cityparks-senior-fitness-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/05/cityparks-senior-fitness-yoga Date: June 5, 2014

The CityParks Seniors Fitness program offers free tennis lessons, yoga instruction, and fitness walking in 14 parks across the city. The program aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help us feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis. No matter how old we are, our bodies always benefit from physical activity. All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (718)760-6999

Location: John Jay Park

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M045 John Jay Park 2014-06-05 2014-06-05 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.7692, -73.9495 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d78f2979a4.jpg Wed, 16 Apr 2014 18:01:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Locomotive Lawn Live]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/05/summer-on-the-hudson-locomotive-lawn-live http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/05/summer-on-the-hudson-locomotive-lawn-live Date: June 5, 2014

Songs for seeds is a rockin’ music class that encourages kids to dance, play, and sing along with a live band.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: 311

Location: Locomotive Lawn (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2014-06-05 2014-06-05 10:30 am 11:00 am 40.7749, -73.9912 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 18:01:19 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Tennis]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/05/cityparks-seniors-fitness-tennis http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/05/cityparks-seniors-fitness-tennis Date: June 5, 2014

The CityParks Seniors Fitness program offers free tennis lessons, yoga instruction, and fitness walking in 14 parks across the city. The program aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help us feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis. No matter how old we are, our bodies always benefit from physical activity. All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718)760-6999

Location: Tennis Courts (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2014-06-05 2014-06-05 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.6082, -73.935 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d7a740b326.jpg Wed, 16 Apr 2014 18:01:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Total Body Workout]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/05/shape-up-nyc-total-body-workout http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/05/shape-up-nyc-total-body-workout Date: June 5, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-3657

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

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X044 St. James Park 2014-06-05 2014-06-05 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.8647, -73.8992 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 18:01:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Conversational English]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/05/conversational-english http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/05/conversational-english Date: June 5, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-06-05 2014-06-05 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 18:01:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Adaptive Track and Field]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/05/adaptive-track-and-field http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/05/adaptive-track-and-field Date: June 5, 2014

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

Recreation Center membership is required to join.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 293-5934

Location: West Bronx Recreation Center

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X261 West Bronx Recreation Center 2014-06-05 2014-06-05 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8441, -73.9188 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 18:01:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Rock Your Seat]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/05/rock-your-seat http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/05/rock-your-seat Date: June 5, 2014

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

Recreation Center membership is required to participate.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 667-3545

Location: Greenbelt Recreation Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2014-06-05 2014-06-05 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.5926, -74.1358 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 18:01:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Blooming Naturalists: Introduction to Bird Watching]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/05/blooming-naturalists http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/05/blooming-naturalists Date: June 5, 2014

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-06-05 2014-06-05 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5327482a3015f.png Wed, 16 Apr 2014 18:01:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Learn To Draw]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/05/learn-to-draw http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/05/learn-to-draw Date: June 5, 2014

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-06-05 2014-06-05 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 18:01:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature on the Go!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/05/nature-on-the-go http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/05/nature-on-the-go Date: June 5, 2014

Join the Prospect Park Alliance at the Audubon Center to learn about the nature that is all around us. A naturalist leads children and families to areas near the Audubon Center to discover the flora and fauna in the park. Meet at the Audubon Center.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-06-05 2014-06-05 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51634824e03ed.jpg Wed, 16 Apr 2014 18:01:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Animal Encounter]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/05/animal-encounter http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/05/animal-encounter Date: June 5, 2014

Curious as to how "Snappy" the turtle got her name? Want to watch the snake gobble up a mouse? Join the Alliance at the Audubon Center to learn more about the animals in our collection. Discover what it takes to care for these amazing creatures and assist in an actual feeding. There will also be opportunities to get up close and personal!

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-06-05 2014-06-05 3:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5163470fe9ca2.png Wed, 16 Apr 2014 18:01:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Volunteer with the Garden Crew]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/05/garden-crew1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/05/garden-crew1 Date: June 5, 2014

The garden crew will be meeting regularly to maintain and revitalize the ornamental and native plantings around Sherman Creek and Swindler Cove. As part of garden crew you will help redesign and plant garden beds as well as weed, water, and dead-head in existing gardens. If you want to learn more about planting, pruning, weed identification, and other horticultural techniques join the garden crew in their weekly workdays.

Please register by email.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone: (917) 291-6436

Location: Sherman Creek Park (in Sherman Creek)

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M300 Sherman Creek 2014-06-05 2014-06-05 4:00 pm 6:30 pm 40.8611, -73.918 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 18:01:19 EDT
<![CDATA[A Year With Frog & Toad]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/05/a-year-with-frog-toad http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/05/a-year-with-frog-toad Date: June 5, 2014

A live performance about four seasons of friendship and life lessons.

Performed by Plaza Theatrical Productions. Sponsored by Council Member Eric Ulrich.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 235-4100

Location: Jackson Pond Playground (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2014-06-05 2014-06-05 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.701, -73.8426 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 18:01:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Bootcamp]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/05/shape-up-nyc-bootcamp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/05/shape-up-nyc-bootcamp Date: June 5, 2014

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

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

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: McDonald Park House (in McDonald Playground)

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R034 McDonald Playground 2014-06-05 2014-06-05 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.6291, -74.1155 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 18:01:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Adaptive Dance]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/05/adaptive-dance http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/05/adaptive-dance Date: June 5, 2014

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

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 234-9607

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

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M014 Jackie Robinson Park 2014-06-05 2014-06-05 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.8242, -73.9425 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 18:01:19 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/06/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/06/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga Date: June 6, 2014

The CityParks Seniors Fitness program offers free tennis lessons, yoga instruction, and fitness walking in 14 parks across the city. The program aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help us feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis. No matter how old we are, our bodies always benefit from physical activity. All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718)760-6999

Location: Brielle Ave. between Rockland Ave. and Wolcott Ave. (in LaTourette Park & Golf Course)

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R013 LaTourette Park & Golf Course 2014-06-06 2014-06-06 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.5911, -74.1395 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d7770760a4.jpg Wed, 16 Apr 2014 18:01:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Yoga in the Orangerie Spring Series]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/06/yoga-in-the-orangerie-spring-series http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/06/yoga-in-the-orangerie-spring-series Date: June 6, 2014

A beginner-level class also suitable for those who want to deepen their practice in a steady, mindful approach.

Taught by certified Anusara® yoga teacher Ann Casapini in a serene, sunlit space.

Ten classes. Class size limited to 12. Registration and pre-payment required.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:15 am

Contact phone: (718) 885-1461

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2014-06-06 2014-06-06 9:00 am 10:15 am 40.8705, -73.8109 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 18:01:19 EDT
<![CDATA[MillionTreesNYC TreeLC Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/06/milliontreesnyc-treelc-workshop-in-the-bronx http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/06/milliontreesnyc-treelc-workshop-in-the-bronx Date: June 6, 2014

Help water and care for the 110,000+ new street trees that have been planted across New York City! Join the MillionTreesNYC to give trees a little "Tree LC" and stewardship, and help keep New York City green by coming to a free MillionTreesNYC tree care workshop where you will learn:

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

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

Registration is required

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 760-6931

Location: Lou Gehrig Plaza

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2014-06-06 2014-06-06 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.8275, -73.9249 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 18:01:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Weird, Wild & Wonderful]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/06/weird-wild-wonderful http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/06/weird-wild-wonderful Date: June 6, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2014-06-06 2014-06-06 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 18:01:19 EDT
<![CDATA[English Reading For Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/06/english-reading-for-adults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/06/english-reading-for-adults Date: June 6, 2014

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-06-06 2014-06-06 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 18:01:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Sit Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/06/sit-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/06/sit-aerobics Date: June 6, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 771-2787

Location: St. Johns Recreation Center

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2014-06-06 2014-06-06 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.6735, -73.9348 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 18:01:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Blooming Naturalists: Introduction to Bird Watching]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/06/blooming-naturalists http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/06/blooming-naturalists Date: June 6, 2014

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-06-06 2014-06-06 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5327482a3015f.png Wed, 16 Apr 2014 18:01:19 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Tennis]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/06/cityparks-seniors-fitness-tennis http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/06/cityparks-seniors-fitness-tennis Date: June 6, 2014

The CityParks Seniors Fitness program offers free tennis lessons, yoga instruction, and fitness walking in 14 parks across the city. The program aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help us feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis. No matter how old we are, our bodies always benefit from physical activity. All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718)760-6999

Location: Tennis Center (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-06-06 2014-06-06 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.79, -73.9619 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d7ba922a4e.jpg Wed, 16 Apr 2014 18:01:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Conference House Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/06/house-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/06/house-tours Date: June 6, 2014

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 984-6046

Location: Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2014-06-06 2014-06-06 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.502, -74.2514 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5339a985105b4.jpg Wed, 16 Apr 2014 18:01:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Short Story Fiction/Non-Fiction Writing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/06/short-story-fictionnonfiction-writing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/06/short-story-fictionnonfiction-writing Date: June 6, 2014

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

This class is for adults.

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-06-06 2014-06-06 1:30 pm 3:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 18:01:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature on the Go!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/06/nature-on-the-go http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/06/nature-on-the-go Date: June 6, 2014

Join the Prospect Park Alliance at the Audubon Center to learn about the nature that is all around us. A naturalist leads children and families to areas near the Audubon Center to discover the flora and fauna in the park. Meet at the Audubon Center.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-06-06 2014-06-06 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51634824e03ed.jpg Wed, 16 Apr 2014 18:01:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Adapted Aquatics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/06/adapted-aquatics2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/06/adapted-aquatics2 Date: June 6, 2014

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

To register, please call our Citywide Aquatics office at 718-760-6969 ext. 0. Recreation Center membership is required to participate.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-760-6969 ext. 0

Location: Metropolitan Recreation Center

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B085 Metropolitan Recreation Center 2014-06-06 2014-06-06 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.7151, -73.9605 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 18:01:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Seasonal Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/06/seasonal-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/06/seasonal-crafts Date: June 6, 2014

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-06-06 2014-06-06 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 18:01:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Waterfront Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/06/waterfront-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/06/waterfront-walk Date: June 6, 2014

From a competitive rowing hub to an illegal dumping ground, the Harlem River waterfront at Sherman Creek has seen a diversity of uses.

Come see the latest developments! We will explore an under-appreciated stretch of NYC’s coastline that includes wetlands, gardens, and ongoing restoration efforts.

The tour will address how efforts toward coastal resilience and sustainable management affect New York Restoration Project’s work along the waterfront.

Registration required.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 291-6436

Location: Sherman Creek Park (in Sherman Creek)

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M300 Sherman Creek 2014-06-06 2014-06-06 2:30 pm 4:00 pm 40.8611, -73.918 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 18:01:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Animal Encounter]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/06/animal-encounter http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/06/animal-encounter Date: June 6, 2014

Curious as to how "Snappy" the turtle got her name? Want to watch the snake gobble up a mouse? Join the Alliance at the Audubon Center to learn more about the animals in our collection. Discover what it takes to care for these amazing creatures and assist in an actual feeding. There will also be opportunities to get up close and personal!

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-06-06 2014-06-06 3:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5163470fe9ca2.png Wed, 16 Apr 2014 18:01:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Adapted Aquatics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/06/adapted-aquatics1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/06/adapted-aquatics1 Date: June 6, 2014

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

To register, please call the Citywide Aquatics office at 718-760-6969 ext. 0. Recreation Center membership is required to participate.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-760-6969 ext. 0

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

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M164 Asser Levy Playground 2014-06-06 2014-06-06 3:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7361, -73.9757 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 18:01:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Adapted Aquatics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/06/adapted-aquatics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/06/adapted-aquatics Date: June 6, 2014

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

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

Start time: 4:30 pm

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-760-6969 ext. 0

Location: Roy Wilkins Recreation Center

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Q448 Roy Wilkins Recreation Center 2014-06-06 2014-06-06 4:30 pm 5:30 pm 40.6881, -73.7701 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 18:01:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Cardio Sculpt]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/06/shape-up-nyc-cardio-sculpt http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/06/shape-up-nyc-cardio-sculpt Date: June 6, 2014

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

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

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: McDonald Park House (in McDonald Playground)

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R034 McDonald Playground 2014-06-06 2014-06-06 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.6291, -74.1155 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 18:01:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Movie in Crocheron Park: "Brave"]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/06/movies-across-from-golden-pond-in-crocheron-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/06/movies-across-from-golden-pond-in-crocheron-park Date: June 6, 2014

Princess Merida, determined to make her own path defies a custom that brings chaos to her kingdom. Granted one wish, she must rely on her bravery and archery skills to undo a beastly curse.

Please bring a blanket or low chair.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-4793

Location: 35th Avenue and Cross Island Parkway (in Crocheron Park)

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Q012 Crocheron Park 2014-06-06 2014-06-06 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.7713, -73.7653 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 18:01:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Van Cortlandt Track Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/07/van-cortlandt-track-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/07/van-cortlandt-track-club Date: June 7, 2014

Van Cortlandt Track Club runs through and around the Yonkers-Bronx border in small groups.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Van Cortlandt Stadium (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2014-06-07 2014-06-07 8:00 am 40.888, -73.8968 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 18:01:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Bird Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/07/bird-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/07/bird-walk Date: June 7, 2014

NYC Audubon experts lead the way as we marvel at quirky but logical bird behavior and delicate feathers in exquisite patterns.

When birding on your own, check the Nature Sightings log in front of the Nature Center before you head out. At the end of walks, please add your sightings to the log, so others may be aware of recent nature happenings in the park.

Bring binoculars if you have them and wear sturdy shoes!

Start time: 8:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 430-1890

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2014-06-07 2014-06-07 8:00 am 40.8911, -73.894 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 18:01:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Greenmarket at Grand Army Plaza]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/07/greenmarket-at-grand-army-plaza http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/07/greenmarket-at-grand-army-plaza Date: June 7, 2014

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Grand Army Plaza

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B040 Grand Army Plaza 2014-06-07 2014-06-07 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.6735, -73.9701 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52c7206a84855.jpg Wed, 16 Apr 2014 18:01:19 EDT
<![CDATA[ESL Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/07/esl-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/07/esl-class Date: June 7, 2014

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-06-07 2014-06-07 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 18:01:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Nature Walks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/07/summer-on-the-hudson-nature-walks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/07/summer-on-the-hudson-nature-walks Date: June 7, 2014

Join Leslie Day, naturalist and author of Field Guide to the Natural World of New York City, and Field Guide to the Street Trees of New York City, (Johns Hopkins University Press) for a Nature Walk; learn about the trees, plants and bird life of Riverside Park.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: 311

Location: 116th Street Overlook (in Riverside Park)

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M071 Riverside Park 2014-06-07 2014-06-07 9:30 am 11:00 am 40.8093, -73.9669 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 18:01:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Zumba]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/07/shape-up-nyc-zumba http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/07/shape-up-nyc-zumba Date: June 7, 2014

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

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

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: McDonald Park House (in McDonald Playground)

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R034 McDonald Playground 2014-06-07 2014-06-07 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.6291, -74.1155 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 18:01:19 EDT
<![CDATA[History of the Highland Park Ridgewood Reservoir]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/07/history-of-the-highland-park-ridgewood-reservoir http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/07/history-of-the-highland-park-ridgewood-reservoir Date: June 7, 2014

Join Charles Monaco, local resident and history buff, on a tour of the reservoir and learn about its inception, cultural impact, and role as part of the "Brooklyn Waterworks."

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 235-4462

Location: Ridgewood Reservoir

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2014-06-07 2014-06-07 10:00 am 40.6864, -73.8892 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 18:01:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Birding]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/07/birding http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/07/birding Date: June 7, 2014

New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife. Our Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in New York City. We offer birding programs throughout the year. Birding programs are appropriate for all skill levels and beginners are welcome. To enhance your experience we encourage you to bring binoculars and field guides, or ask a Ranger to borrow a pair.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 548-0912

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2014-06-07 2014-06-07 10:00 am 40.8911, -73.894 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 18:01:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Shaking In Your Seat]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/07/shaking-in-your-seat http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/07/shaking-in-your-seat Date: June 7, 2014

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

Recreation Center membership is required to participate.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 927-1563

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

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M099 J. Hood Wright Park 2014-06-07 2014-06-07 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.8469, -73.9399 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 18:01:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Weird, Wild & Wonderful]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/07/weird-wild-wonderful http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/07/weird-wild-wonderful Date: June 7, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2014-06-07 2014-06-07 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 18:01:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Rose Garden Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/07/rose-garden-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/07/rose-garden-festival Date: June 7, 2014

Come June, the Peggy Rockefeller Rose Garden is a sea of warm color, flush with reds, whites, yellows, and pinks of more than 4,000 blooming plants. In celebration of the delicate beauty that defines this collection, as well as the peak of its seasonal color, stop by for two days of live music, plant care demonstrations and tours with expert rosarians, and light summer refreshments in the shade of the garden's overlooks.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2014-06-07 2014-06-07 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 18:01:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/07/shape-up-nyc-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/07/shape-up-nyc-aerobics Date: June 7, 2014

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-06-07 2014-06-07 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 18:01:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Knitting & Crocheting for Intermediate and Advanced Levels]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/07/knitcrochet-intermediate-group http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/07/knitcrochet-intermediate-group Date: June 7, 2014

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

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

Must be able to read and follow patterns.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-06-07 2014-06-07 10:30 am 12:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 18:01:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Zumba Toning]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/07/shape-up-nyc-zumba1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/07/shape-up-nyc-zumba1 Date: June 7, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: McDonald Park House (in McDonald Playground)

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R034 McDonald Playground 2014-06-07 2014-06-07 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.6291, -74.1155 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 18:01:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Adult Art: Get the Point! (oil pastels)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/07/adult-art-get-the-point-oil-pastels http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/07/adult-art-get-the-point-oil-pastels Date: June 7, 2014

Study the works of George Seurat, founder of the Pointillism movement, and discover the effectiveness of his post-Impressionistic painting technique using tiny dots of color. Color separation and application will be discussed. Learn and practice the technique of optical mixing with oil pastels.

Fee for three-part series $60 non-members/$51 Greenbelt Conservancy members

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2014-06-07 2014-06-07 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.5884, -74.1391 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 18:01:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Hike the Vanderbilt Motor Parkway]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/07/hike-the-vanderbilt-motor-parkway http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/07/hike-the-vanderbilt-motor-parkway Date: June 7, 2014

Hiking is the ultimate way to enjoy the outdoors and reduce stress. Regardless of the intensity level, it is a great way to burn calories and stay fit. Our Urban Park Ranger hiking guides will introduce you to the hidden gems of New York City. This hike will lead participants from Cunningham Park to Alley Pond Park on a historic section of the Queens Greenway that at one time was part of private road built by the Vanderbilt family in 1908.
Registration is required. To register, please visit nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Wednesday, May 28.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 846-2731

Location: Cunningham Park

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Q021 Cunningham Park 2014-06-07 2014-06-07 11:00 am 40.7281, -73.7727 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 18:01:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Basic Canoeing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/07/basic-canoeing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/07/basic-canoeing Date: June 7, 2014

Few experiences compare with being on the open water in New York City. The rhythm of the waves, the sun on your face, and the exhilaration of slicing through the water all add up to an experience you’ll never forget. Our trained Urban Park Rangers will lead you on canoe adventures that range from the gentle waters of protected lakes to the challenging open waters of rivers and bays. On an Urban Park Ranger canoe program, you can progress from a novice to an expert in one just one summer!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 548-0912

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

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R030 Willowbrook Park 2014-06-07 2014-06-07 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.6041, -74.1614 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 18:01:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Uncorked!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/07/uncorked http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/07/uncorked Date: June 7, 2014

Stroll through our historic town on a beautiful spring day and sample dishes from the area's top chefs. Enjoy a taste of fine wines and see traditional recipes being prepared.

Experience the creation of restaurant specialties as chefs demonstrate their favorite recipes. Taste classic American dishes and enjoy ethnic flavors.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-1611 x241

Location: Historic Richmond Town

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2014-06-07 2014-06-07 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.5698, -74.1448 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 18:01:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Citizenship Classes for Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/07/citizenship-classes-for-adults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/07/citizenship-classes-for-adults Date: June 7, 2014

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

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-06-07 2014-06-07 12:30 pm 1:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 18:01:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Jeffrey's Hook Lighthouse Open House]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/07/jeffreys-hook-lighthouse-open-house http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/07/jeffreys-hook-lighthouse-open-house Date: June 7, 2014

Urban Park Rangers specialize in interpretation of historic turning points, both natural and manmade, in our city’s long history. The Jeffrey's Hook Lighthouse originated in Sandy Hook, New Jersey. The Coast Guard relocated it to the west side of Manhattan in 1921. The story of the lighthouse in Fort Washington Park was popularized by the children's book The Little Red Lighthouse and the Great Gray Bridge by Hildegarde H. Swift with illustrations by Lynd Ward, published in 1942. Join the Urban Park Rangers as we open the doors and allow patrons to enjoy the views and sights on this mostly self-guided tour. No reservations needed, first come first served.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 304-2365

Location: Little Red Lighthouse (in Fort Washington Park)

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M028 Fort Washington Park 2014-06-07 2014-06-07 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.8501, -73.9468 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 18:01:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Conference House Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/07/house-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/07/house-tours Date: June 7, 2014

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 984-6046

Location: Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2014-06-07 2014-06-07 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.502, -74.2514 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5339a985105b4.jpg Wed, 16 Apr 2014 18:01:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Fitness Bootcamp]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/07/fitness-bootcamp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/07/fitness-bootcamp Date: June 7, 2014

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-4793 x301

Location: Alley Athletic (in Alley Pond Park)

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2014-06-07 2014-06-07 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.7404, -73.7339 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 18:01:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Dance and Fitness Infusion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/07/shape-up-nyc-dance-fitness-infusion http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/07/shape-up-nyc-dance-fitness-infusion Date: June 7, 2014

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

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

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

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: McDonald Park House (in McDonald Playground)

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R034 McDonald Playground 2014-06-07 2014-06-07 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.6291, -74.1155 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 18:01:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids Enjoy Exercise Now (KEEN)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/07/kids-enjoy-exercise-now-keen http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/07/kids-enjoy-exercise-now-keen Date: June 7, 2014

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

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:45 pm

Contact phone: (212) 754-5411

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

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M130 Recreation Center 54 2014-06-07 2014-06-07 1:00 pm 3:45 pm 40.7565, -73.9651 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 18:01:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: GlobeSonic Sound System Dance Party]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/07/summer-on-the-hudson-globesonic-sound-system-dance-party http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/07/summer-on-the-hudson-globesonic-sound-system-dance-party Date: June 7, 2014

Join hundreds of revelers of all-ages at the 10th year celebration of the GlobeSonic on the Hudson open-air summer dance party with the GlobeSonic Sound System DJs and drummers.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Pier I (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2014-06-07 2014-06-07 2:30 pm 10:00 pm 40.7797, -73.9889 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/531f59d060a24.JPG Wed, 16 Apr 2014 18:01:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Tea in the Garden: Scones and Sachets]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/07/tea-in-the-garden-scones-and-sachets http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/07/tea-in-the-garden-scones-and-sachets Date: June 7, 2014

Enjoy an afternoon of history and tasty treats. Our tea party will take place outdoors to enjoy the view of Morris-Jumel Mansion’s historic sunken garden. Learn how to properly “take tea,” enjoy a full afternoon tea service and create a beautiful sachet using herbs and flowers which were grown at Morris-Jumel. The event is suitable for adults and families. It will sell out quickly, so RSVP soon!

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 923-8008

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

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M073 Roger Morris Park 2014-06-07 2014-06-07 3:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.8345, -73.9385 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 18:01:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Camping]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/07/family-camping http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/07/family-camping Date: June 7, 2014

We camp to create lasting memories, connect with the natural world, and bond with our families. Camping affords us the opportunity to unplug from the diversions of everyday life and to laugh and play with our families. The Urban Park Rangers celebrate the tradition of camping throughout the spring and summer, and we look forward to welcoming your family. Tents are provided.

Space is limited and families are chosen by lottery. To enter your family in the lottery, visit nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Wednesday, May 28th.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Salt Marsh Nature Center (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2014-06-07 2014-06-07 6:00 pm 40.6047, -73.9298 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 18:01:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/08/summer-on-the-hudson-tai-chi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/08/summer-on-the-hudson-tai-chi Date: June 8, 2014

Join Silvana Pizzuti to learn and practice Tai Chi, a slow moving martial art with health benefits for all fitness levels.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: 311

Location: Soldiers and Sailors Monument (in Riverside Park)

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M072 Riverside Park 2014-06-08 2014-06-08 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.792, -73.979 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 18:01:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Community Volunteer Day at Queens Botanical Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/08/community-volunteer-day-at-qbg http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/08/community-volunteer-day-at-qbg Date: June 8, 2014

Roll up your sleeves and join your neighbors in volunteering to keep QBG clean and green! Led by QBG staff, groups will participate in a variety of garden activities. Registration required by Monday, June 2 - email rforlenza@queensbotanical.org.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-06-08 2014-06-08 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 18:01:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Kayaking on the Hudson]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/08/summer-on-the-hudson-kayaking-on-the-hudson http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/08/summer-on-the-hudson-kayaking-on-the-hudson Date: June 8, 2014

Join The Downtown Boathouse for 20-minute instructional paddles. Please wear a bathing suit or shorts and a t-shirt, and know how to swim. Weather permitting. No registration required. Kayaks and life vests provided. All ages.

Please note: 72nd street Kayaking is volunteer run and volunteers are low, which sometimes results in shortened hours. The Downtown Boathouse is looking for volunteers. If you would like to volunteer please visit: http://www.downtownboathouse.org/volunteer.html

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Kayaking on the Hudson Meeting Point (in Riverside Park)

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M071 Riverside Park 2014-06-08 2014-06-08 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7814, -73.988 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 18:01:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Weird, Wild & Wonderful]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/08/weird-wild-wonderful http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/08/weird-wild-wonderful Date: June 8, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2014-06-08 2014-06-08 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 18:01:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Rose Garden Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/08/rose-garden-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/08/rose-garden-festival Date: June 8, 2014

Come June, the Peggy Rockefeller Rose Garden is a sea of warm color, flush with reds, whites, yellows, and pinks of more than 4,000 blooming plants. In celebration of the delicate beauty that defines this collection, as well as the peak of its seasonal color, stop by for two days of live music, plant care demonstrations and tours with expert rosarians, and light summer refreshments in the shade of the garden's overlooks.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2014-06-08 2014-06-08 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 18:01:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Forest Crew]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/08/forest-crew http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/08/forest-crew Date: June 8, 2014

The Highbridge Forest Crew works to remove invasive plants from the park and to care for recently planted native trees.

As part of the Forest Crew you will learn basic invasive and native plant identification, proper removal techniques and an overview of New York Restoration Project’s approach to urban reforestation. Anyone interested in forest ecology, invasive plant removal, and urban forests should join the Forest Crew in their work every Sunday morning.

New members must attend a training and orientation the first Sunday of every month.

Registration required.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 291-6436

Location: 190th Street and Amsterdam Avenue (in Highbridge Park)

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M037 Highbridge Park 2014-06-08 2014-06-08 10:30 am 1:00 pm 40.8534, -73.9267 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/530e4db093a4f.jpg Wed, 16 Apr 2014 18:01:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Smorgasburg]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/08/smorgasburg http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/08/smorgasburg Date: June 8, 2014

Join us Sundays at Brooklyn Bridge Park's Pier 5 for another season of Brooklyn’s best street food. From brisket to bulgogi and Burmese noodles, to phatty beet sliders, fish and chips and farm-fresh ice cream, there’s always something yummy for everyone. Come enjoy our food with a view.

The markets are open 11:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m., rain or shine, all spring, summer and fall. See ya there!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 5 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-06-08 2014-06-08 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.6947, -74.0016 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 18:01:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Basic Canoeing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/08/basic-canoeing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/08/basic-canoeing Date: June 8, 2014

Few experiences compare with being on the open water in New York City. The rhythm of the waves, the sun on your face, and the exhilaration of slicing through the water all add up to an experience you’ll never forget. Our trained Urban Park Rangers will lead you on canoe adventures that range from the gentle waters of protected lakes to the challenging open waters of rivers and bays. On an Urban Park Ranger canoe program, you can progress from a novice to an expert in one just one summer!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 548-0912

Location: Van Cortlandt South and Major Deegan Expressway (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2014-06-08 2014-06-08 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.8859, -73.8967 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 18:01:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Brooklyn Bridge Park Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/08/brooklyn-bridge-park-tour3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/08/brooklyn-bridge-park-tour3 Date: June 8, 2014

Join one of Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy's volunteer Docents for a free, guided walking tour of Pier 1.

Tours will cover the the topic of BBP's design, history, and ecology. Learn about the history of the Brooklyn waterfront, BBP's sustainable design, and how the park came to life.

Tours begin at the entrance to Pier 1 and are first-come, first-served. Space is limited, please arrive 15 minutes early to ensure a spot.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 412-1031

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-06-08 2014-06-08 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7017, -73.9969 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 18:01:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature FunFind]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/08/nature-funfind http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/08/nature-funfind Date: June 8, 2014

Celebrate the 10th birthday of the Greenbelt Nature Center by embarking upon a quest in search of knowledge and fun. Along the way, complete various stations and activities related to the Greenbelt, and earn stamps and other prizes. From games and crafts to trivia and demonstrations, there is sure to be something for everyone. This quest is best completed in groups of two or more. Families, friends, and scout groups welcome. Upon completion of your quest, return to the Greenbelt Nature Center for a birthday celebration, complete with cake, surprise guests, and a special present for each of you.

This celebration is sponsored, in part, by Time Warner Cable. Registration and pre-payment required.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2014-06-08 2014-06-08 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.5884, -74.1391 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 18:01:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Historic New York: The General Slocum Disaster]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/08/historic-new-york-the-general-slocum-disaster http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/08/historic-new-york-the-general-slocum-disaster Date: June 8, 2014

Ice-age glaciers, Native Americans, Dutch traders, British Redcoats, and the Underground Railroad have all left their mark on New York City. Their stories can be found in the names of our streets, our architecture, and our parks. Urban Park Rangers specialize in interpretation of historic turning points, both natural and man-made, in our city’s long history.

This historic walking tour will focus on the General Slocum disaster. On the morning of June 15, 1904, the steamboat General Slocum caught fire in the East River with approximately 1,300 people on board, including many children. In the course of 20 minutes an estimated 1,021 people died. It was the deadliest disaster at that time. Hear the full story about the General Slocum and learn the outcomes it had for the future of boating safety. Astoria Park also allows visitors to experience a unique view of the East River.

Registration required. To register, please visit nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Wednesday, May 28.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 846-2731

Location: 19th Avenue & Hoyt Avenue (in Astoria Park)

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Q004 Astoria Park 2014-06-08 2014-06-08 1:00 pm 40.7767, -73.9238 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 18:01:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Conference House Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/08/house-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/08/house-tours Date: June 8, 2014

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 984-6046

Location: Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2014-06-08 2014-06-08 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.502, -74.2514 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5339a985105b4.jpg Wed, 16 Apr 2014 18:01:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Genealogy Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/08/genology-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/08/genology-workshop Date: June 8, 2014

Queens Historical Society is happy to welcome back Wilhelmena Rhodes Kelley and the Daughters of the American Revolution for another genealogy discussion and workshop.

The Queens chapter of D.A.R. is one of the first in the organization’s history that was started by a black woman: Wilhelmena Rhodes Kelly.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 939-0647 x17

Location: Kingsland Homestead

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2014-06-08 2014-06-08 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.7637, -73.824 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53273383920ea.jpg Wed, 16 Apr 2014 18:01:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Let's Dance]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/08/summer-on-the-hudson-lets-dance http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/08/summer-on-the-hudson-lets-dance Date: June 8, 2014

Learn to dance like a pro at these salsa, cha-cha, and bachata lessons and group social dances led by master teachers from the Piel Canela Dance and Music School and featuring DJ Ray Colon.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Pier I (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2014-06-08 2014-06-08 6:00 pm 9:30 pm 40.7797, -73.9889 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/531f58a830eed.jpg Wed, 16 Apr 2014 18:01:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Seniors Fitness: Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/09/seniors-fitness-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/09/seniors-fitness-yoga Date: June 9, 2014

Keep active by joining a yoga class!

For ages 60+; pre-registration is required.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 760-6999

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2014-06-09 2014-06-09 9:00 am 40.8959, -73.8782 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 18:01:19 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Senior Fitness: Walking]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/09/cityparks-senior-fitness-walking http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/09/cityparks-senior-fitness-walking Date: June 9, 2014

The CityParks Seniors Fitness program offers free tennis lessons, yoga instruction, and fitness walking in 14 parks across the city. The program aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help us feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis. No matter how old we are, our bodies always benefit from physical activity. All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 760-6999

Location: East 86th Street and East End Avenue (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2014-06-09 2014-06-09 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.7749, -73.9438 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d653971bd7.jpg Wed, 16 Apr 2014 18:01:19 EDT