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 Sun, 01 May 2016 15:53:24 GMT <![CDATA[Greenmarket at Grand Army Plaza]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/14/greenmarket-at-grand-army-plaza http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/14/greenmarket-at-grand-army-plaza Date: May 14, 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 2016-05-14 2016-05-14 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.67350006103515600, -73.97010040283203000 Mon, 22 Feb 2016 14:00:07 EST
<![CDATA[Van Cortlandt Track Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/14/van-cortlandt-track-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/14/van-cortlandt-track-club Date: May 14, 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 2016-05-14 2016-05-14 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/2016/05/14/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/14/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: May 14, 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 2016-05-14 2016-05-14 8:30 am 9:30 am 40.86059951782226600, -73.93379974365234000 Tue, 09 Feb 2016 15:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[New York Junior League’s Playground Improvement Project Day in Marcus Garvey Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/14/new-york-junior-leagues-playground-improvement-project-day-in-marcus-garvey-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/14/new-york-junior-leagues-playground-improvement-project-day-in-marcus-garvey-park Date: May 14, 2016

This spring, the Playground Improvement Project (PIP) of the New York Junior League invites you to join them in rolling up your sleeves to help revitalize Marcus Garvey Park.

Throughout five weekends in April and May, PIP committee members, New York Junior League volunteers, and external volunteers will spend a day in the park gardening, landscaping, painting, and completing other tasks to help spruce up this well-loved park. We will provide you with breakfast, lunch, and a t-shirt. Please reach out to playground@nyjl.org with any questions or if you are interested in making a donation to this cause.

Please RSVP if you are interested in participating in one or more park days. Registration closes when capacity is reached or the Wednesday prior to that weekend's park days. Volunteers must be at least 13 years old. Volunteers ages 13 - 18 will require a parental consent form.

About the New York Junior League Playground Improvement Project
For 25 years, the Playground Improvement Project (PIP) has been a New York Junior League signature community project. Our volunteers create safe, beautiful, well-organized and educational play spaces for children and other members of the New York City community. PIP focuses on sites and parks that need major renovation and have the greatest impact on the surrounding community. Weekend cleanup days include landscaping and repairing the parks. We work with over 700 volunteers each season to help improve the park and make a positive impact on the community.

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 288-6220

Location: Marcus Garvey Park

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M058 Marcus Garvey Park 2016-05-14 2016-05-14 8:30 am 4:00 pm 40.80450820922851600, -73.94366455078125000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5705487f01a7e.jpg Wed, 06 Apr 2016 14:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run-Inwood Hill Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/14/nyrr-open-runinwood-hill-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/14/nyrr-open-runinwood-hill-park Date: May 14, 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 2016-05-14 2016-05-14 8:45 am 9:45 am 40.86999893188476600, -73.92109680175781000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f14992d004c.jpg Thu, 28 Apr 2016 17:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[UAE Healthy Kidney 10K]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/14/uae-healthy-kidney-10k http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/14/uae-healthy-kidney-10k Date: May 14, 2016

Join NYRR and the Embassy of the United Arab Emirates to celebrate the 12th annual UAE Healthy Kidney 10K. The event offers something for everyone—thrilling performances in Central Park from some of the world's top athletes, a fast course for runners chasing PRs, a great cause to inspire everyone, finisher medals, excellent giveaways, including a technical shirt for every registered entrant, and fantastic raffle prizes.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Central Park

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M010 Central Park 2016-05-14 2016-05-14 9:00 am 10:30 am 40.77959823608398400, -73.96939849853516000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56eb0abc5510c.jpg Tue, 29 Mar 2016 18:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: St. Mary's Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/14/nyrr-open-run-st-marys-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/14/nyrr-open-run-st-marys-park Date: May 14, 2016

Open Run is a new community-based initiative that empowers 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 the park, but the courses are between 2.5 and 3 miles long.

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: Eagle Avenue and 149th Street (in St. Mary's Park)

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2016-05-14 2016-05-14 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.81381420348400000, -73.91180372238200000 Thu, 28 Apr 2016 17:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Astoria Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/14/nyrr-open-run-astoria-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/14/nyrr-open-run-astoria-park Date: May 14, 2016

Open Run is a new community-based initiative that empowers 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 the park, but the courses are between 2.5 and 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, and 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 2016-05-14 2016-05-14 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.77669906616211000, -73.92579650878906000 Thu, 28 Apr 2016 17:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Mind Body Fusion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/14/shape-up-nyc-mind-body-fusion http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/14/shape-up-nyc-mind-body-fusion Date: May 14, 2016

This class features a low-impact cardio workout, followed by balancing stretches and meditation to raise heart rate, burn calories, reduce stress, and work out every muscle.

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

Location: Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2016-05-14 2016-05-14 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.50199890136719000, -74.25140380859375000 Mon, 25 Apr 2016 16:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Birding: Spring Migration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/14/birding-spring-migration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/14/birding-spring-migration Date: May 14, 2016

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

Our Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in the urban jungle. To enhance your experience, we encourage you to bring binoculars and field guides, or ask a Ranger to borrow a pair.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 548-0912

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2016-05-14 2016-05-14 9:00 am 10:30 am 40.89110183715800000, -73.89399719238300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f9afcf70210.JPG Mon, 28 Mar 2016 19:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Discovery Hike: Spring Birding]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/14/discovery-hike-spring-birding http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/14/discovery-hike-spring-birding Date: May 14, 2016

Early spring signals the migration of birds from their winter homes. Observe and identify birds with binoculars. Beginners are welcome! This program is suitable for ages 6 and older.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2016-05-14 2016-05-14 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 Tue, 12 Apr 2016 14:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Community Boatbuilding at Brooklyn Bridge Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/14/community-boatbuilding-at-bbp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/14/community-boatbuilding-at-bbp Date: May 14, 2016

The experienced boatbuilders of the Village Community Boathouse will lead volunteers in constructing a 14-foot-long Whitehall rowboat in Brooklyn Bridge Park's Community Room at 99 Plymouth. Named after the Lower Manhattan street that now ends at the Staten Island Ferry Terminal, Whitehalls were the water taxis of their day, speedily ferrying passengers across the East River and to and from ships at anchor in the harbor. The shape and dimensions of this boat are drawn from a Whitehall built at the Brooklyn Navy Yard in 1890.

Regular boatbuilding sessions will take place on Mondays and Thursdays from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. and on Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to noon until May 22. Spectators are more than welcome and volunteers are encouraged to join. No experience is necessary.

For more information or to sign up, please email info@villagecommunityboathouse.org or register here.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 724-6432

Location: 99 Plymouth Street (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-05-14 2016-05-14 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.70405696345800000, -73.98930621147200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570d07b0d24f5.JPG Tue, 12 Apr 2016 11:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Help The Garden Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/14/help-the-garden-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/14/help-the-garden-day Date: May 14, 2016

Community gardeners and local volunteers will help with seasonal maintenance projects.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 235-4462

Location: Highland Park Children's Garden (in Highland Park)

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B047 Highland Park 2016-05-14 2016-05-14 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.68289947509800000, -73.88790130615200000 Tue, 05 Apr 2016 15:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Inwood Hill Park Forest Restoration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/14/0514-inwood-hill-park-forest-restoration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/14/0514-inwood-hill-park-forest-restoration Date: May 14, 2016

Volunteer with the Stewardship Team and the Friends of Inwood Hill Park in restoring precious woodland in Inwood Hill Park.

Volunteers will spruce up the surrounding restoration site in an effort to support the natural woodlands.

No experience necessary, training will be provided the day of the event. Come dressed in closed-toed shoes (boots or sneakers preferred), and clothing that can get dirty.

Register here.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-1463

Location: Payson Avenue and Beak Street (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2016-05-14 2016-05-14 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.86796289715700000, -73.92701983451800000 Wed, 06 Apr 2016 13:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Songbird Migration Walk with Expert Naturalist Mike Feller]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/14/songbird-migration-walk-with-expert-naturalist-mike-felle http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/14/songbird-migration-walk-with-expert-naturalist-mike-felle Date: May 14, 2016

The second week of May is the peak of the spring song bird migration. This time offers the opportunity to see and/or hear thirty or more species of birds.

Join expert naturalist Mike Feller for a nature walk in Inwood Hill Park and Muscota Marsh to learn about the migratory birds of the season in the new wetlands and the ancient forest.

Mike was featured in the NYTimes Magazine for his insight into NYC wildlife.

Please note: Space is limited and an RSVP is required; to RSVP for this event, please email RSVP@FortTryonParkTrust.org.

Photography by Beth Bergman

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: 218th Street and Indian Road (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2016-05-14 2016-05-14 9:00 am 10:30 am 40.87289810180664000, -73.91860198974610000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5710f335c6ac2.JPG Fri, 15 Apr 2016 18:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[FLOW.16 Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/14/flow16-tour1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/14/flow16-tour1 Date: May 14, 2016

FLOW is an annual art exhibition at the park's southern end. Randall's Island Park Alliance’s goal is to foster appreciation of the shoreline through artistic expression, while calling visitors to interact with and care for the island’s environment.

Each year, FLOW features site-specific projects by participants in the Bronx Museum’s Artists in the Marketplace (AIM) program for emerging artists. Come meet the artists and hear more about their inspirations and challenges in creating these unique pieces of outdoor public art.

Artists

Football – Michael Shultis
Monument to a Missing Island – Tim Clifford
Hell Gate Cairns – Samantha Holmes
Spartan Follies – Denise Treizman
Untitled – Tracie Hervy

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Touchdown of the 103rd Street Footbridge (in Randall's Island Park)

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2016-05-14 2016-05-14 10:00 am 11:30 am 40.78490066528320000, -73.93579864501953000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56e6e61e3f9da.jpg Tue, 29 Mar 2016 18:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Protectors of Pine Oak Woods: 40 Years of Green]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/14/protectors-of-pine-oak-woods-40-years-of-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/14/protectors-of-pine-oak-woods-40-years-of-green Date: May 14, 2016

Celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Protectors of Pine Oak Woods, and learn more about their dedication to preserving and expanding Staten Island parks.This exhibit traces the group’s history and growth through text, photos, and other ephemera. The exhibit runs through June 11, 2016.

The gallery is closed on Sundays and holidays. Admission is free.

Image: The Protectors of Pine Oak Woods has led in the creation of the parks and bluebelts indicated by stars on this map.

Dominick Durso/ALMAR Graphics

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2016-05-14 2016-05-14 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f15c0f3a162.jpeg Tue, 22 Mar 2016 13:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: The Art of Birding A Walk through Forever Wild Bird Sanctuary]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/14/summer-on-the-hudson-the-art-of-birding-a-walk-through-forever-wild-bird-sanctuary http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/14/summer-on-the-hudson-the-art-of-birding-a-walk-through-forever-wild-bird-sanctuary Date: May 14, 2016

Join Jeff Nulle, long-time volunteer park tender and past president of the Linnaean Society of New York, on National Migratory Bird Day, the height of spring migration in North America.

Bring binoculars if you have them.

Rain date: May 21

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: 311

Location: Riverside Park Bird Sanctuary (in Riverside Park)

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M071 Riverside Park 2016-05-14 2016-05-14 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.81039810180664000, -73.96579742431640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f57140b348d.JPG Mon, 11 Apr 2016 15:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[FLOW.16]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/14/flow16 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/14/flow16 Date: May 14, 2016

This year, in conjunction with the Cherry Blossom Festival, Randall's Island Park Alliance will host its annual FLOW Grand Opening, which features five new site-specific installations by artists, in partnership with the Bronx Museum’s Artist in the Marketplace program (AIM).

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Touchdown of the 103rd Street Footbridge (in Randall's Island Park)

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2016-05-14 2016-05-14 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.78490066528320000, -73.93579864501953000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56e08c59042db.jpg Tue, 29 Mar 2016 18:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[In Alice’s Garden: Spring Service Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/14/in-alices-garden-spring-service-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/14/in-alices-garden-spring-service-day Date: May 14, 2016

Come out to Clear Comfort for a day of service. We’ll be planting, prepping beds, manicuring the lawn, and sprucing up the grounds for the season.

Let us know if you're coming. Groups and individuals are welcome! To register, please call (718) 816-4506 ext.10 or email info@aliceausten.org.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-4506

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

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R117 Alice Austen Park 2016-05-14 2016-05-14 10:00 am 3:00 pm 40.61460113525390600, -74.06310272216797000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56e1b93a0746d.jpg Tue, 29 Mar 2016 18:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Compost Tea and Cookies]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/14/compost-tea-and-cookies http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/14/compost-tea-and-cookies Date: May 14, 2016

This advanced composting class will show participants how to make a batch of compost tea—an aerated brew of finished compost in water. Making actively aerated compost tea creates an explosion of beneficial bacteria and fungi found in compost. Compost tea can be applied to plants as a foliar spray or soil soak.

Come enjoy tea and (edible!) cookies with us in this informative session. Register online: composttea.eventbrite.com

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2016-05-14 2016-05-14 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56a29d6bedeac.jpg Tue, 02 Feb 2016 18:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Prospect Park Alliance Saturday Woodland Corps]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/14/prospect-park-alliance-saturday-woodland-corps http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/14/prospect-park-alliance-saturday-woodland-corps Date: May 14, 2016

Help the Alliance restore the woodlands with a team of dedicated volunteers committed to the ongoing care of the Park’s 250 acres of forest.

Register online or call (718) 287-3400 for more information.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Prospect Park

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B073 Prospect Park 2016-05-14 2016-05-14 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.66170120239258000, -73.97080230712890000 Tue, 22 Mar 2016 16:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Audubon: Wonderful Warblers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/14/popup-audubon-wonderful-warblers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/14/popup-audubon-wonderful-warblers Date: May 14, 2016

Join the Alliance to discover why Prospect Park is an important place for many species of birds. Through fun games, experiments and citizen science projects, learn why warblers are so wonderful.

  • Adventure Hike, 12–1 pm: Alliance naturalists will introduce you to the natural history of Prospect Park and the Park's hidden trails. Recommended for families with children 5 and older.
  • Nature on the Go!, 1–2 pm: Did you know 25 types of warblers stop at Prospect Park in May? Learn how to identify these cute and colorful birds on a bird walk. Participants will also create their own pair of binoculars and learn how to identify these colorful songbirds.
  • Nature’s Helpers, 2–3 pm: Did you know that trees help trees? After learning how mulch protects tree roots, spend time spreading wood chips around trees.
  • Family Bird Watching, 3–4 pm: After learning how to use binoculars, join our naturalists to identify some of the 250 species of birds that call Prospect Park home.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Eastwood (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2016-05-14 2016-05-14 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.66183853149414000, -73.96591949462890000 Tue, 22 Mar 2016 16:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Audubon II: Animal Clues]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/14/popup-audubon-ii-animal-clues http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/14/popup-audubon-ii-animal-clues Date: May 14, 2016

Join Alliance educators at the Peninsula to learn about birds and other animals that make their home near water, and add to the “nest” we are weaving with natural materials.

  • Discovery Pack, 11 am–4 pm: The Prospect Park Alliance invites you to get inspired by nature with our new Discovery Packs, a ready-to-go kits filled with nature activities for families. In April, play Habitat Bingo, search for birds and design a home for one of the Park's many living things.
  • Lakeside Nature Stroll, 12–1 pm: Join Alliance naturalists for a guided nature walk through the meandering paths of the Peninsula and search for signs of animal homes.
  • Junior Naturalists, 1–2 pm: Help Alliance naturalists track migrating birds and invasive plants that impact where animals can make their homes in this citizen science program.
  • Nature’s Helpers, 2–3 pm: Let’s lend a helping hand to make our park a better place. Learn how mulch helps trees, spread wood chips or protect the environment by removing damaging litter.
  • Family Bird Watching, 3–4 pm: After learning how to use binoculars, join our naturalists to identify some of the 250 species of birds that call Prospect Park home.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Peninsula (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2016-05-14 2016-05-14 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.65719985961914000, -73.96890258789062000 Tue, 22 Mar 2016 16:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Zumba in West Harlem Piers Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/14/zumba-in-west-harlem-piers-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/14/zumba-in-west-harlem-piers-park Date: May 14, 2016

Summer on the Hudson and Shape Up NYC offers free fitness classes to help New Yorkers get and stay fit.

This class 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: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: On the Pier (in West Harlem Piers)

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M376 West Harlem Piers 2016-05-14 2016-05-14 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.81880187988300000, -73.96109771728500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f5706748b17.jpg Wed, 06 Apr 2016 13:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Birding: Ridgewood Reservoir]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/14/birding-ridgewood-reservoir http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/14/birding-ridgewood-reservoir Date: May 14, 2016

Our Urban Park Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in the urban jungle. To enhance your experience, we encourage you to bring binoculars and field guides, or ask a Ranger to borrow a pair.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Vermont Place Parking Lot (in Highland Park)

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Q020 Highland Park 2016-05-14 2016-05-14 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.68619918823200000, -73.88980102539100000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f9b06688029.jpg Tue, 05 Apr 2016 18:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Butterfly Exploration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/14/butterfly-exploration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/14/butterfly-exploration Date: May 14, 2016

Our Urban Park Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in the urban jungle. To enhance your experience we encourage you to bring binoculars and field guides, or ask a Ranger to borrow a pair.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

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

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R119 Blue Heron Park 2016-05-14 2016-05-14 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.53085327148437500, -74.17777252197266000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f9b1052f801.JPG Mon, 28 Mar 2016 19:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Learn to Ride: Adult Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/14/learn-to-rideadult-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/14/learn-to-rideadult-class Date: May 14, 2016

Learn to Ride—Adults is a free class for adults and mature teens who are ready to ride. It oesn’t matter if you’re 18 or 80, we’ll get you rolling in no time. With our safe, easy, effective method, Learn to Ride students learn how to balance, pedal, start, stop, and steer a bike, as well as adjust a helmet for proper fit. Most people learn to ride in one session, but even if they don’t, they’ll leave equipped with an easy, low-stress way to teach themselves—or, they can join us for another free class!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 870-2080

Location: Near the baseball field (in St. Mary's Park)

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2016-05-14 2016-05-14 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.81052146771000000, -73.91097760200500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/571934452746a.jpg Thu, 21 Apr 2016 17:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Learn to Ride: Kids]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/14/learn-to-ride-kids http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/14/learn-to-ride-kids Date: May 14, 2016

Learn to Ride—kids is a free class for adults and mature teens who are ready to ride. It doesn't matter how old you are, we’ll get you rolling in no time. With our safe, easy, effective method, Learn to Ride students learn how to balance, pedal, start, stop, and steer a bike, as well as adjust a helmet for proper fit. Most kids learn to ride in one session, but even if they don’t, they can join us for another free class!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 408-0243

Location: Bloomingdale Playground

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M238 Bloomingdale Playground 2016-05-14 2016-05-14 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.79930114746094000, -73.96600341796875000 Fri, 22 Apr 2016 18:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Fitness Party with Mark Fisher Fitness in Hudson Park!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/14/fitness-party-with-mark-fisher-fitness-in-hudson-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/14/fitness-party-with-mark-fisher-fitness-in-hudson-park Date: May 14, 2016

Need to get beach body ready for summer? Looking to get outside and enjoy the warming weather? Want to make some new friends?

Join the insanely fun Mark Fisher Fitness Team at Hudson Park for a one-hour fitness party!

Classes are free and held each Saturday at 11:00 a.m. All skills levels and welcome, no experience necessary.

Classes will include body-weight exercise for both beginners and advanced fitness ninjas! Space is limited, so please sign up on Eventbrite in advance to guarantee your spot.

Please bring a towel and water bottle. You're going to do some serious sweating!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: 544 West 35th Street (in Hudson Park)

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M399 Hudson Park 2016-05-14 2016-05-14 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.75586466046600000, -74.00046013491800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/572104d8ac801.jpg Thu, 28 Apr 2016 14:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Butterfly Project NYC Native Plant Share]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/14/butterfly-project-nyc-native-plant-share http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/14/butterfly-project-nyc-native-plant-share Date: May 14, 2016

Join Butterfly Project NYC, Grow to Learn, and The New York Botanical Garden/Bronx Green Up Program to learn more about the connections between native plants and pollinators and how to encourage them in urban landscapes.

This year’s workshop is once again part of NYC Wildflower Week. Plants will be available for pickup, to be used in schoolyards, community gardens, and other public spaces while supplies last.

Pre-registration is required. To register, fill out the online form at butterflyprojectnyc.org by 5:00 p.m. on May 9.

Many thanks to our partners at City Parks Foundation and NYC Wildflower Week.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 817-8026

Location: Grove Hill Learning Garden

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2016-05-14 2016-05-14 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.81969833374023400, -73.90930175781250000 Tue, 05 Apr 2016 17:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[GreenThumb Workshop: Event Planning For Volunteer Work Days]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/14/greenthumb-workshop-event-planning-for-volunteer-work-days http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/14/greenthumb-workshop-event-planning-for-volunteer-work-days Date: May 14, 2016

Do you want to learn how to plan an event that will also improve your community garden space? Come out and join us at El Flamboyan for an event planning workshop, fruit tree pruning, volunteer work day, and a cookout to celebrate at the end of the day.

Please RSVP here.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 602-5300

Location: El Flamboyan Community Garden

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2016-05-14 2016-05-14 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.81359863281250000, -73.90589904785156000 Tue, 05 Apr 2016 17:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Learn to Ride: Kids]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/14/leanr-to-ride-kids http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/14/leanr-to-ride-kids Date: May 14, 2016

Learn to Ride—kids is a free class for adults and mature teens who are ready to ride. It doesn't matter how old you are, we’ll get you rolling in no time. With our safe, easy, effective method, Learn to Ride students learn how to balance, pedal, start, stop, and steer a bike, as well as adjust a helmet for proper fit. Most kids learn to ride in one session, but even if they don’t, they can join us for another free class!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 393-7370

Location: Juniper Boulevard South and 80th Street (in Juniper Valley Park)

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Q102 Juniper Valley Park 2016-05-14 2016-05-14 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.71979904174805000, -73.87529754638672000 Wed, 06 Apr 2016 13:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Conservatory Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/14/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/14/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden Date: May 14, 2016

From a magnificent iron gate made in 1894 to a sculptural tribute to The Secret Garden, Central Park Conservancy staff takes you on a guided stroll amid thousands of trees, shrubs, perennials, and annuals that bloom throughout the year. Learn about Conservatory Garden's history, design, and botanical specimens, from the professionals who care for it. This tour is bound to give visitors a new appreciation for this special space in Central Park. Route involves a few stairs.

The last Saturday of the month tour is free with registration.

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

Location: Vanderbilt Gate (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-05-14 2016-05-14 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.79349899291992000, -73.95189666748047000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56fbdce88695e.jpg Mon, 11 Apr 2016 17:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: The Ramble]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/14/central-park-tour-the-ramble http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/14/central-park-tour-the-ramble Date: May 14, 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 2016-05-14 2016-05-14 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.77930068969726600, -73.96910095214844000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570802204361b.JPG Tue, 12 Apr 2016 13:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Girls Season Opener Jam]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/14/summer-on-the-hudson-girls-season-opener-jam http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/14/summer-on-the-hudson-girls-season-opener-jam Date: May 14, 2016

Girls Riders Organization helps Summer on the Hudson celebrate the seasonal opening of Riverside Skate Park at 108th Street with an open skate, girls all-level learn to ride, board decorating, and a game of S.K.A.T.E.

Bring your board and full gear (helmet, elbow and knee pads for over 18 /wrist guards for under 18)..

Other Girls Riders Organization and Summer on the Hudson girls meet-up and skate dates: Sunday, July 17, Saturday, August 13, and Sunday, September 18, at 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Skate Park at 108th (in Riverside Park)

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M072 Riverside Park 2016-05-14 2016-05-14 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.80350112915039000, -73.96980285644531000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f571a65f121.JPG Wed, 06 Apr 2016 13:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Pitch, Hit & Run at Chelsea Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/14/pitch-hit-run-at-chelsea-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/14/pitch-hit-run-at-chelsea-park Date: May 14, 2016

Join NYC Parks for a skills competition that features pitching, hitting and running for boys and girls ages 7 - 14 years.

Register for FREE online at http://phrchelsea.eventbrite.com

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 408-0243

Location: Chelsea Park

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M011 Chelsea Park 2016-05-14 2016-05-14 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.74990081787109400, -74.00060272216797000 Thu, 28 Apr 2016 18:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Exploration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/14/nature-exploration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/14/nature-exploration Date: May 14, 2016

Join the Prospect Park Alliance for nature education programs at the Prospect Park Audubon Center, the first urban Audubon Center in the nation.

  • Nature Play, 10–11 am: Join Alliance naturalists and learn to appreciate the beauty of nature and develop self-reliance, creativity and problem-solving skills through different outdoor play-based activities.
  • Discovery Pack, 10 am–12 pm: The Prospect Park Alliance invites you to get inspired by nature with our new Discovery Packs, a ready-to-go kits filled with nature activities for families.
  • Blooming Naturalists,12–1 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.
  • Introduction to Bird Watching, Saturdays, 12–1 pm: Look! Up in the sky, it’s a bird! But what kind of bird is it? Join the Prospect Park Alliance to learn about the magnificent array of birds that call Prospect Park home. Led by the Brooklyn Bird Club.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2016-05-14 2016-05-14 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.66070175170898400, -73.96540069580078000 Wed, 16 Mar 2016 15:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Introduction to Bird Watching]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/14/introduction-to-bird-watching http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/14/introduction-to-bird-watching Date: May 14, 2016

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

Led by the Brooklyn Bird Club.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2016-05-14 2016-05-14 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.66070175170898400, -73.96540069580078000 Fri, 26 Feb 2016 13:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Cherry Blossom Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/14/cherry-blossom-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/14/cherry-blossom-festival Date: May 14, 2016

Each spring Randall's Island Park Alliance’s annual Cherry Blossom Festival ushers in the warmer months, and gives visitors the opportunity to appreciate the park’s spring beauty.

Set along the backdrop of the Hell Gate Bridge and the Urban Farm, the festival welcomes the park’s cherry blossoms with live music, performances, games, exhibitions, face painting and more, inspired by Japanese culture.

This year, in conjunction with the Cherry Blossom Festival, Randall's Island Park Alliance will host its annual FLOW Grand Opening, which features five new site-specific installations by artists, in partnership with the Bronx Museum’s Artist in the Marketplace program (AIM).

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Field 62 - 63 (in Randall's Island Park)

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2016-05-14 2016-05-14 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.78335503947300000, -73.92465233802800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56e08bed2d5e6.JPG Wed, 13 Apr 2016 13:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Playwriting for Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/14/playwriting-for-adults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/14/playwriting-for-adults Date: May 14, 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 2016-05-14 2016-05-14 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Wed, 30 Dec 2015 12:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Ed Center Open Hours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/14/ed-center-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/14/ed-center-open-hours Date: May 14, 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 2016-05-14 2016-05-14 1:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.70428673171300000, -73.98938399553300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56b39ce479a04.jpg Thu, 04 Feb 2016 15:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[FLUX Public Art Projects: Flux Art Fair Performances]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/14/flux-public-art-projects-flux-art-fair-performances http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/14/flux-public-art-projects-flux-art-fair-performances Date: May 14, 2016

FLUX Public Art Projects, a FLUX Art Fair initiative, features over 40 public art installations for its second annual show. The fair will take place from May 3 through May 31, in several locations throughout Harlem’s parks and boulevards. The only contemporary art fair mounted in the neighborhood, FLUX embodies Harlem’s creative spirit and cultural significance by bringing together original works, from large sculptural works and sound pieces to performance art and thought-provoking installations in rocks, fences, and light-poles, by over 40 innovative artists.

In Marcus Garvey Park, Jose Rodriguez will perform Pennies From Heaven, an improvised live performance and symbolic offering of a penny mosaic. Aya Rodriguez-Izumi will also perform Temple, a one-on-one intervention based on divination practices from various cultures.

FLUX Public Art Projects is presented in collaboration with Marcus Garvey Park Alliance, NYC Parks, and New York City Department of Transportation Art Program.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Madison Avenue and East 122nd Street (in Marcus Garvey Park)

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M058 Marcus Garvey Park 2016-05-14 2016-05-14 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.80389022827100000, -73.94222259521500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/571117aac822d.jpg Wed, 20 Apr 2016 13:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Play Dates!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/14/play-dates http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/14/play-dates Date: May 14, 2016

Enjoy monthly outdoor parties featuring children’s entertainers, arts and crafts, and neighborhood fun!

Schedule:

May 14
Kate Callahan / Kids Circlesongs! Singer-songwriter Kate Callahan leads Circlesongs, as taught by Bobby McFerrin. Join the circle and let Kate help you improvise, sing high, low, and in-between, make beats, take mini-solos, have fun, and let your imagination take center stage!

June 11
Mil’s Trills invites families to celebrate the community through interactive performances that feature original tunes and a rotating cast of musical guests.

July 9
PopFit Kids Get ready for a fun-plus-fitness event that introduces exercise and conditioning in a cool, fast-paced way. Kids will engage in high-energy circuit activities, dynamic drills, good for you games, and more while learning the benefit of the PopFit Five: cardio, strength, flexibility, endurance, and balance. Guaranteed to keep everyone on their feet!

August 13
April Armstrong Come join award-winning storyteller April Armstrong (2015 Bronx BRIO Award) for an afternoon of playful stories and songs from around the world.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: 125th Street and Marginal Street (in West Harlem Piers)

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M376 West Harlem Piers 2016-05-14 2016-05-14 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.81883621215820000, -73.96091461181640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f5724881a3e.JPG Wed, 06 Apr 2016 13:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Taikoza Concert in the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/14/arts-culture-fun-taikoza-concert-in-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/14/arts-culture-fun-taikoza-concert-in-the-park Date: May 14, 2016

Join NYC Parks for a special concert featuring Taikoza. Taikoza has created a new sound using the thunderous rhythms of the ancestral Taiko drums and the magical sounds of the bamboo flutes. Roughly translated, Taiko means big drums, and that’s exactly what Taikoza brings—big drums, powerful rhythms, and electrifying, room-thumping energy. This exciting group draws from Japan’s rich tradition of music and performance to create a highly visual performance.

About Taikoza
Taikoza was formed in New York City by members of Ondekoza (the group that started the renaissance of Taiko in Japan in the 60s and introduced Taiko to the world). The members of Taikoza have performed on stages and parks around the world.

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-5558

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

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R008 Faber Pool and Park 2016-05-14 2016-05-14 1:30 pm 2:30 pm 40.64023590087890600, -74.13526916503906000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56be104f0b8b4.jpg Tue, 29 Mar 2016 18:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun; Wildlife of New York]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/14/arts-culture-fun-wildlife-of-new-york http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/14/arts-culture-fun-wildlife-of-new-york Date: May 14, 2016

Join Illustrator Giada Crispiels for a unique coloring project celebrating her new book Wildlife of New York, which captures the diverse beauty of the city's treasured neighborhoods and landmarks, alongside the animals that call this city home.

Giada Crispiels is a Brooklyn-based artist whose work includes drawing, photography, and installations. Trained at the LABA Academy of Art (Brescia, Italy), she has won various residencies and fellowships for her work concerning nature in the urban environment.

Rain or shine! In case of rain, the event will be hosted indoors at the Salt Marsh Nature Center.

Please RSVP to reserve your spot.

In partnerships with Abbeville Press Publishers.

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Avenue U and East 33rd Street (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2016-05-14 2016-05-14 1:30 pm 3:00 pm 40.60469818115234400, -73.93029785156250000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f55f3085765.jpg Fri, 08 Apr 2016 15:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Goalball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/14/goalball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/14/goalball Date: May 14, 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 2016-05-14 2016-05-14 1:45 pm 4:00 pm 40.74829864501953000, -74.00219726562500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56bb8530e2b9a.jpg Thu, 11 Feb 2016 19:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Fleece Fun]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/14/fleece-fun http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/14/fleece-fun Date: May 14, 2016

Come to Lefferts Historic House and see how wool was used on a Flatbush farm. You can brush the wool with carding paddles, spin yarn using a drop spindle, and even make a felt ball to take home with you.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2016-05-14 2016-05-14 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.66429901123047000, -73.96389770507812000 Tue, 22 Mar 2016 11:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Paper Arts & Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/14/paper-arts-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/14/paper-arts-crafts Date: May 14, 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 2016-05-14 2016-05-14 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Wed, 30 Dec 2015 17:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Le Petit Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/14/le-petit-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/14/le-petit-art Date: May 14, 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 2016-05-14 2016-05-14 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Mon, 31 Aug 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Hallett Nature Sanctuary and the Pond]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/14/central-park-tour-hallett-nature-sanctuary-and-the-pond http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/14/central-park-tour-hallett-nature-sanctuary-and-the-pond Date: May 14, 2016

Hallett Nature Sanctuary is the smallest of the park's three woodland landscapes. Closed to the public in 1934, the Hallett Nature Sanctuary remained mostly untouched until 2001, when Central Park Conservancy took up a more comprehensive program of restoration and maintenance. Now, visitors can use the rustic trail to view native plantings that attract birds and other wildlife. Join our guides for this exclusive tour of the Hallett Nature Sanctuary, open to visitors only on Central Park Conservancy guided tours and during limited open hours.

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

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review the Central Park Conservancy 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 (FAQ).

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2016-05-14 2016-05-14 2:00 pm 3:15 pm 40.76570129394531000, -73.97609710693360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5708052c197fc.JPG Tue, 12 Apr 2016 13:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[19th Century Field Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/14/19th-century-field-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/14/19th-century-field-day Date: May 14, 2016

Come celebrate the dawn of summer by enjoying a little historic-friendly competition!

Enjoy the grounds as you play period-appropriate games as Mary Morris and Eliza Jumel would have done. Light refreshments for the whole family will be served. The day will also feature a badminton tournament for those who feel so inclined. 19th-century attire is welcomed!

For more information, please email publicprograms@morrisjumel.org.

Start time: 2:00 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 2016-05-14 2016-05-14 2:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.83449935913086000, -73.93849945068360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570bd6120015b.jpg Tue, 12 Apr 2016 11:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Meet the Artist: Tai Hwa Goh]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/14/gallery-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/14/gallery-tour Date: May 14, 2016

Join us at this artist talk in the Sunroom Project Space. Tai Hwa Goh discusses her installation, created with delicately layered, printed and cut paper. In the project, she explores the controlled natural environment of greenhouses, contemplating the intersection of the organic and the human-made realms.

This event is free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Glyndor Gallery (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2016-05-14 2016-05-14 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.89886474609375000, -73.91186523437500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570d3c7f9aa61.jpg Mon, 18 Apr 2016 19:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[FLOW.16 Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/14/flow16-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/14/flow16-tour Date: May 14, 2016

FLOW is an annual art exhibition at the park's southern end. Randall's Island Park Alliance’s goal is to foster appreciation of the shoreline through artistic expression, while calling visitors to interact with and care for the osland’s environment.

Each year, FLOW features site-specific projects by participants in the Bronx Museum’s Artists in the Marketplace (AIM) program for emerging artists. Come meet the artists and hear more about their inspirations and challenges in creating these unique pieces of outdoor public art.

Artists:

Football – Michael Shultis
Monument to a Missing Island – Tim Clifford
Hell Gate Cairns – Samantha Holmes
Spartan Follies – Denise Treizman
Untitled – Tracie Hervy

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Touchdown of the 103rd Street Footbridge (in Randall's Island Park)

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2016-05-14 2016-05-14 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.78490066528320000, -73.93579864501953000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56e6e5ce3a59d.jpg Tue, 29 Mar 2016 18:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Leading the Way: Six Outstanding Women of Queens]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/14/leading-the-way-six-outstanding-women-of-queens http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/14/leading-the-way-six-outstanding-women-of-queens Date: May 14, 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 2016-05-14 2016-05-14 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.76369857788086000, -73.82399749755860000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5591a2b96e22b.jpg Mon, 29 Feb 2016 18:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Storefront Science: Who Knows What Owls Eat?]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/14/storefront-science-who-knows-what-owls-eat http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/14/storefront-science-who-knows-what-owls-eat Date: May 14, 2016

Did you know that Northern Manhattan is called home by the great-horned owl? Eastern screech owls also next in the vicinity. Want to learn more about food chains and food webs and how owls survive in the parks? Join Dr. A for a dissection of owl pellets and see what you discover.

This program is made possible through the generous funding of Coucilmember Ydanis Rodriguez.

Please note: Space is limited to 15 children (ages 5-11). RSVP is required; to register, please email RSVP@FortTryonParkTrust.org.

Photo by D. Bruce Yolton

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Anne Loftus Playground (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2016-05-14 2016-05-14 3:00 pm 4:30 pm 40.86520004272461000, -73.92880249023438000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/571f91a8ad1d5.jpg Tue, 26 Apr 2016 19:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Dyckman Farmhouse Benefit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/14/dyckman-farmhouse-benefit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/14/dyckman-farmhouse-benefit Date: May 14, 2016

Please join the Dyckman Farmhouse Museum Alliance and our host committee for an evening of food, drink and history celebrating the community of Inwood. All funds raised will support free and low-cost programming and events.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 304-9422

Location: Dyckman Farmhouse Museum (in Dyckman House Museum)

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M026 Dyckman House Museum 2016-05-14 2016-05-14 4:00 pm 7:30 pm 40.86750030517578000, -73.92289733886719000 Thu, 28 Apr 2016 13:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/15/summer-on-the-hudson-tai-chi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/15/summer-on-the-hudson-tai-chi Date: May 15, 2016

Summer on the Hudson will get your chi flowing each week when you join Silvana Pizzuti at the Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument Plaza to learn and practice Tai Chi, a slow moving martial art with health benefits for all fitness levels.

Wear comfortable clothes and sunscreen.

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 2016-05-15 2016-05-15 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.79199981689500000, -73.97899627685500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f5701bd1f8c.JPG Tue, 05 Apr 2016 16:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[New York Junior League’s Playground Improvement Project Day in Marcus Garvey Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/15/new-york-junior-leagues-playground-improvement-project-day-in-marcus-garvey-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/15/new-york-junior-leagues-playground-improvement-project-day-in-marcus-garvey-park Date: May 15, 2016

This spring, the Playground Improvement Project (PIP) of the New York Junior League invites you to join them in rolling up your sleeves to help revitalize Marcus Garvey Park.

Throughout five weekends in April and May, PIP committee members, New York Junior League volunteers, and external volunteers will spend a day in the park gardening, landscaping, painting, and completing other tasks to help spruce up this well-loved park. We will provide you with breakfast, lunch, and a t-shirt. Please reach out to playground@nyjl.org with any questions or if you are interested in making a donation to this cause.

Please RSVP if you are interested in participating in one or more park days. Registration closes when capacity is reached or the Wednesday prior to that weekend's park days. Volunteers must be at least 13 years old. Volunteers ages 13 - 18 will require a parental consent form.

About the New York Junior League Playground Improvement Project
For 25 years, the Playground Improvement Project (PIP) has been a New York Junior League signature community project. Our volunteers create safe, beautiful, well-organized and educational play spaces for children and other members of the New York City community. PIP focuses on sites and parks that need major renovation and have the greatest impact on the surrounding community. Weekend cleanup days include landscaping and repairing the parks. We work with over 700 volunteers each season to help improve the park and make a positive impact on the community.

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 288-6220

Location: Marcus Garvey Park

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M058 Marcus Garvey Park 2016-05-15 2016-05-15 8:30 am 4:00 pm 40.80450820922851600, -73.94366455078125000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5705487f01a7e.jpg Wed, 06 Apr 2016 14:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Conference House Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/15/nyrr-open-run-conference-house-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/15/nyrr-open-run-conference-house-park Date: May 15, 2016

Open Run is a new community-based initiative that empowers 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 the park, but the courses are between 2.5 and 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, and 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: Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2016-05-15 2016-05-15 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.50255203247070000, -74.25181579589844000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5719037d6e027.png Thu, 28 Apr 2016 17:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Marine Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/15/nyrr-open-run-marine-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/15/nyrr-open-run-marine-park Date: May 15, 2016

Open Run is a new community-based initiative that empowers 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 the park, but the courses are between 2.5 and 3 miles long.

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, and 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: Carmine Carro Community Center (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2016-05-15 2016-05-15 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.60810089111300000, -73.93769836425800000 Thu, 28 Apr 2016 17:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Cunningham Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/15/nyrr-open-run-cunningham-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/15/nyrr-open-run-cunningham-park Date: May 15, 2016

Open Run is a new community-based initiative that empowers 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 the park, but they are between 2.5 and 3 miles long.

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, and 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: Main Park House (in Cunningham Park)

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Q021 Cunningham Park 2016-05-15 2016-05-15 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.72980117797851600, -73.77359771728516000 Thu, 28 Apr 2016 17:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Yoga at Wave Hill]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/15/yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/15/yoga Date: May 15, 2016

Reduce stress, increase your energy and bring strength and flexibility to mind, body and spirit with a yoga practice that makes use of props, including blocks and straps. Classes are led by Yoga for Bliss director Neem Dewji. All levels welcome. Please arrive on time: late-comers will not be admitted once the class begins. Sessions take place outdoors, weather permitting.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:15 am

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Ecology Building (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2016-05-15 2016-05-15 10:00 am 11:15 am 40.89788818359375000, -73.91107940673828000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570d38e9776da.jpg Wed, 13 Apr 2016 18:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Northern Forts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/15/central-park-tour-northern-forts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/15/central-park-tour-northern-forts Date: May 15, 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. The 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: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2016-05-15 2016-05-15 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.79679870605469000, -73.95149993896484000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57080296a04a7.jpg Tue, 12 Apr 2016 13:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Discovery Day at Freshkills Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/15/discovery-day-at-freshkills-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/15/discovery-day-at-freshkills-park Date: May 15, 2016

Discover Freshkills Park and explore 700 acres of the otherwise closed site with free tours and recreation.

At 2,200 acres, Freshkills Park is almost three times the size of Central Park and the largest park to be developed in New York City in over 100 years. It also has a significant history as the site of the former Fresh Kills Landfill, which was the largest landfill in the world before closing in 2001. Since then, the landfill has been covered with layers of soil and infrastructure, and the site has become a place for wildlife, recreation, science, education, and art. As the park is built in phases, free tours and events provide early access for learning and exploration opportunities.

On Discovery Day, eight miles of trails and paths will offer views of the park’s hills, creeks, and wildlife. A 5K course will be mapped out for runners and walkers. There will also be free bike rentals, tours, music, activities for kids, shuttle buses into the park, and a shuttle to the top of a hill that offers panoramic views of New York City. Kayaking tours will also be available with pre-registration required. Pre-registration for kayaking tours will become available on May 1.

A free shuttle will make trips to and from the Staten Island Ferry Terminal in St. George (Ramp E, Taxi Stand) during the event. Parking will also be just outside Freshkills Park in the lots near 350 Wild Avenue. From there, visitors can take a shuttle bus or walk or bike one mile to the main hub.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 602-5372

Location: Freshkills Park Event Entrance

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2016-05-15 2016-05-15 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.58599853515625000, -74.19180297851562000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f5a2e1a3c04.jpg Tue, 05 Apr 2016 11:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids Salamander Exploration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/15/kids-salamander-exploration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/15/kids-salamander-exploration Date: May 15, 2016

We connect children with nature to encourage active exploration of the natural world.

This program is specifically designed for young children and families.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 548-0912

Location: Mosholu Avenue and Broadway (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2016-05-15 2016-05-15 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.90439987182617000, -73.89640045166016000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f9ae8f35818.JPG Mon, 28 Mar 2016 19:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Learn to Ride-Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/15/learn-to-rideadults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/15/learn-to-rideadults Date: May 15, 2016

Learn to Ride—Adults is a free class for adults and mature teens who are ready to ride. It doesn’t matter if you’re 18 or 80, we’ll get you rolling in no time. With our safe, easy, effective method, Learn to Ride students learn how to balance, pedal, start, stop, and steer a bike, as well as adjust a helmet for proper fit. Most people learn to ride in one session, but even if they don’t, they’ll leave equipped with an easy, low-stress way to teach themselves—or, they can join us for another free class!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 870-2080

Location: Icahn Stadium (in Randall's Island Park)

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2016-05-15 2016-05-15 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.79322814941406000, -73.92541503906250000 Tue, 29 Mar 2016 17:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Basic Canoeing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/15/basic-canoeing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/15/basic-canoeing Date: May 15, 2016

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. All canoe programs are for ages 8 years and older. Participation in a manadatory safety review led by a trained park ranger is requied.

This basic canoeing program is great for all skill levels

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2016-05-15 2016-05-15 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.66070175170898400, -73.96540069580078000 Wed, 16 Mar 2016 15:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Audubon: Wonderful Warblers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/15/popup-audubon-wonderful-warblers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/15/popup-audubon-wonderful-warblers Date: May 15, 2016

Join the Alliance to discover why Prospect Park is an important place for many species of birds. Through fun games, experiments and citizen science projects, learn why warblers are so wonderful.

  • Adventure Hike, 12–1 pm: Alliance naturalists will introduce you to the natural history of Prospect Park and the Park's hidden trails. Recommended for families with children 5 and older.
  • Nature on the Go!, 1–2 pm: Did you know 25 types of warblers stop at Prospect Park in May? Learn how to identify these cute and colorful birds on a bird walk. Participants will also create their own pair of binoculars and learn how to identify these colorful songbirds.
  • Nature’s Helpers, 2–3 pm: Did you know that trees help trees? After learning how mulch protects tree roots, spend time spreading wood chips around trees.
  • Family Bird Watching, 3–4 pm: After learning how to use binoculars, join our naturalists to identify some of the 250 species of birds that call Prospect Park home.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Eastwood (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2016-05-15 2016-05-15 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.66183853149414000, -73.96591949462890000 Tue, 22 Mar 2016 16:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Audubon II: Animal Clues]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/15/popup-audubon-ii-animal-clues http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/15/popup-audubon-ii-animal-clues Date: May 15, 2016

Join Alliance educators at the Peninsula to learn about birds and other animals that make their home near water, and add to the “nest” we are weaving with natural materials.

  • Discovery Pack, 11 am–4 pm: The Prospect Park Alliance invites you to get inspired by nature with our new Discovery Packs, a ready-to-go kits filled with nature activities for families. In April, play Habitat Bingo, search for birds and design a home for one of the Park's many living things.
  • Lakeside Nature Stroll, 12–1 pm: Join Alliance naturalists for a guided nature walk through the meandering paths of the Peninsula and search for signs of animal homes.
  • Junior Naturalists, 1–2 pm: Help Alliance naturalists track migrating birds and invasive plants that impact where animals can make their homes in this citizen science program.
  • Nature’s Helpers, 2–3 pm: Let’s lend a helping hand to make our park a better place. Learn how mulch helps trees, spread wood chips or protect the environment by removing damaging litter.
  • Family Bird Watching, 3–4 pm: After learning how to use binoculars, join our naturalists to identify some of the 250 species of birds that call Prospect Park home.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Peninsula (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2016-05-15 2016-05-15 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.65719985961914000, -73.96890258789062000 Tue, 22 Mar 2016 16:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Meditation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/15/meditation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/15/meditation Date: May 15, 2016

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

All levels are welcome. Please arrive on time; late-comers will not be admitted once the class begins. Sessions take place outdoors on occasion, weather permitting.

Start time: 11:45 am

End time: 12:45 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Ecology Building (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2016-05-15 2016-05-15 11:45 am 12:45 pm 40.89788818359375000, -73.91107940673828000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570d39e13d942.jpg Mon, 18 Apr 2016 19:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: 15th Annual Mamapalooza Outdoor Extravaganza]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/15/summer-on-the-hudson-15th-annual-mamapalooza-outdoor-extravaganza http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/15/summer-on-the-hudson-15th-annual-mamapalooza-outdoor-extravaganza Date: May 15, 2016

Rock hard and thrive on International Day of Families at Mamapalooza! This event features music, family-focused business, wellness activities, art, and activism to inspire all to find their voice and convey peace and equality.

Music Lineup

Vered and the Babes are a downtown Doo-Wop band meets an upbeat Peter, Paul, and Mary. Their playful vocal harmonies and creative instrumentation including lively horns and even pots and pans keep parents and kids jumping and singing along throughout the show. They sing about everything that being a parent and a baby brings—the elated highs of loving each other and the much needed time outs—for the parents! Vered's albums, Good Morning My Love and Hello My Baby are Gold Award Winners from both the Parents' Choice Foundation and from National Parenting Publications. Parents often say that Vered’s music is like a soundtrack to life with their little ones because it brings them together in the loving and playful moments and feels like an understanding friend in the challenging ones.

Jeanette Berry and the Soul Nerds is a revolving group of musicians centered around lead vocalist Jeanette Berry and her original songs. Whether R&B, Soul, Jazz, Reggae, the Blues, Funk or Neo-Soul, this group tells stories through music that bridge over genres to the heart of all things—love.

Miranda Writes is a crusader for positivity. Heavily influenced by classic hip-hop and current legends alike, Writes relentlessly fires her message "Light Prevails Dark" over nostalgic but catchy beats. Hip-hop fans spanning generations have acclaimed Writes a breath of fresh air for her timeless style and meaningful lyrics.

j and the 9s are a hard hitting, costumed flute rock experience from Brooklyn that breed together rock-and-roll riffs, the raw sound of punk, and an entertaining interactive stage show.

Cecilia Villar Eljuri’s music is a mirror on this generation’s global fusion reflecting her Spanish and Lebanese heritage, the rhythms of her homeland, Ecuador, and the punk and rock and roll from the melting pot of her youth in NYC. Eljuri filters life’s daily cacophony into beautiful music with vital meaning. She floats, indeed soars to heights unreached by any other Latina electric guitarist.

Gymboree will be at the event all day with a play area for the tiny people in your lives!

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Pier I (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2016-05-15 2016-05-15 12:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.77970123291000000, -73.98889923095700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f05a7dcbc59.JPG Mon, 11 Apr 2016 15:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Are You Ready to Bring It?: Children's Dance Battle]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/15/are-you-ready-to-bring-it http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/15/are-you-ready-to-bring-it Date: May 15, 2016

Learn the form of dance called Stand Battle. Children ages 6-13 years old are encouraged to come join us Sundays in April and May to learn this great form of dance that is performed in parades. To end the session the group will perform in Manhattan's Dance Parade on Saturday May 21 sponsored by danceparade.org. To register email sarah.bishow@parks.nyc.gov you can also just show up. These are free dance classes. All we require is for your child to get a free membership with the recreation center. Please have a guardian bring the child to fill out the membership form.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-543-8672

Location: Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center (in Williamsbridge Oval)

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X104 Williamsbridge Oval 2016-05-15 2016-05-15 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.87689971923828000, -73.87650299072266000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57026842b5b5f.png Mon, 04 Apr 2016 18:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Exploration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/15/nature-exploration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/15/nature-exploration Date: May 15, 2016

Join the Prospect Park Alliance for nature education programs at the Prospect Park Audubon Center, the first urban Audubon Center in the nation.

  • Nature Play, 10–11 am: Join Alliance naturalists and learn to appreciate the beauty of nature and develop self-reliance, creativity and problem-solving skills through different outdoor play-based activities.
  • Discovery Pack, 10 am–12 pm: The Prospect Park Alliance invites you to get inspired by nature with our new Discovery Packs, a ready-to-go kits filled with nature activities for families.
  • Blooming Naturalists,12–1 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.
  • Introduction to Bird Watching, Saturdays, 12–1 pm: Look! Up in the sky, it’s a bird! But what kind of bird is it? Join the Prospect Park Alliance to learn about the magnificent array of birds that call Prospect Park home. Led by the Brooklyn Bird Club.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2016-05-15 2016-05-15 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.66070175170898400, -73.96540069580078000 Wed, 16 Mar 2016 15:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Ed Center Open Hours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/15/ed-center-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/15/ed-center-open-hours Date: May 15, 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 2016-05-15 2016-05-15 1:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.70428673171300000, -73.98938399553300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56b39ce479a04.jpg Thu, 04 Feb 2016 15:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Sherman Creek Stewards: Forest Crew]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/15/sherman-creek-stewards-forest-crew http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/15/sherman-creek-stewards-forest-crew Date: May 15, 2016

On Sunday afternoons, volunteers go into Highbridge Forest and tackle the modern day challenge of native reforestation. We’ll teach you everything you need to know, from native plant and tree identification to the how, why, and what of invasive species removal. Later, you can tell your friends and family how you helped preserve a forest in the middle of Manhattan!

New members are required to attend an Orientation Session, held on the first Saturday of the month. Email volunteer@nyrp.org or call 917-291-6436 for more details.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (917) 291-6436

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

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M037 Highbridge Park 2016-05-15 2016-05-15 1:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.85340118408203000, -73.92669677734375000 Wed, 16 Mar 2016 15:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Freshwater Fishing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/15/freshwater-fishing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/15/freshwater-fishing Date: May 15, 2016

Catch-and-release fishing is a great way to get outdoors and discover nature just a few blocks from home.

Our experienced Rangers teach the ethics of fishing and the ecology of our waterways on every fishing program. You can try to hook a pumpkinseed sunfish, carp or chain pickerel. Whether you choose to grab a simple bamboo pole at a quiet lake or join more advanced saltwater programs, we have a program that fits your skill level.

All equipment is provided; this program is recommended for ages 8 years and older. Participation is first-come, first-served.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Rose Avenue and Oak Avenue (in Kissena Park)

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Q024 Kissena Park 2016-05-15 2016-05-15 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.74979782104492000, -73.80760192871094000 Mon, 21 Mar 2016 14:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Discovery Hike: Spring Beauties]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/15/discovery-hike-spring-beauties http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/15/discovery-hike-spring-beauties Date: May 15, 2016

Celebrate NYC Wildflower Week by joining Greenbelt educators to search for spring beauties and other wildflowers along the trail.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: 200 Nevada Avenue (in High Rock Park)

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R088 High Rock Park 2016-05-15 2016-05-15 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.58449935913086000, -74.12509918212890000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570a845803fa3.jpg Tue, 12 Apr 2016 14:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/15/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/15/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park Date: May 15, 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. The 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: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

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

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M010 Central Park 2016-05-15 2016-05-15 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.77249908447265600, -73.96700286865234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5708015809ab2.JPG Tue, 12 Apr 2016 13:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/15/garden-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/15/garden-highlights-walk Date: May 15, 2016

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

This event is 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 2016-05-15 2016-05-15 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570d3ff74159d.jpg Mon, 18 Apr 2016 19:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Fleece Fun]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/15/fleece-fun http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/15/fleece-fun Date: May 15, 2016

Come to Lefferts Historic House and see how wool was used on a Flatbush farm. You can brush the wool with carding paddles, spin yarn using a drop spindle, and even make a felt ball to take home with you.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2016-05-15 2016-05-15 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.66429901123047000, -73.96389770507812000 Tue, 22 Mar 2016 11:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Leading the Way: Six Outstanding Women of Queens]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/15/leading-the-way-six-outstanding-women-of-queens http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/15/leading-the-way-six-outstanding-women-of-queens Date: May 15, 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 2016-05-15 2016-05-15 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.76369857788086000, -73.82399749755860000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5591a2b96e22b.jpg Mon, 29 Feb 2016 18:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Exhibition: Chroma Botanica: Ellie Irons & Linda Stillman]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/16/exhibition-chroma-botanica-ellie-irons-linda-stillman http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/16/exhibition-chroma-botanica-ellie-irons-linda-stillman Date: May 16, 2016

Chroma Botanica: Ellie Irons & Linda Stillman showcases the work of two artists that use natural plant pigments in their artwork to explore wild and cultivated environments, as well as the complex relationships between people and plants. The show includes the artists’ ongoing personal work, as well as new companion pieces that utilize plant life and research gathered in New York City parks and public spaces over the past year.

This exhibition is free and open to the public.

The Arsenal building elevator is currently out of service. We appologize for the inconvenience.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-05-16 2016-05-16 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57069918a250b.jpeg Wed, 20 Apr 2016 11:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Protectors of Pine Oak Woods: 40 Years of Green]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/16/protectors-of-pine-oak-woods-40-years-of-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/16/protectors-of-pine-oak-woods-40-years-of-green Date: May 16, 2016

Celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Protectors of Pine Oak Woods, and learn more about their dedication to preserving and expanding Staten Island parks.This exhibit traces the group’s history and growth through text, photos, and other ephemera. The exhibit runs through June 11, 2016.

The gallery is closed on Sundays and holidays. Admission is free.

Image: The Protectors of Pine Oak Woods has led in the creation of the parks and bluebelts indicated by stars on this map.

Dominick Durso/ALMAR Graphics

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2016-05-16 2016-05-16 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f15c0f3a162.jpeg Tue, 22 Mar 2016 13:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Prospect Park Alliance Monday Eastside Revival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/16/prospect-park-alliance-monday-eastside-revival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/16/prospect-park-alliance-monday-eastside-revival Date: May 16, 2016

Join the Prospect Park Alliance to help beautify two of the Park’s most elegant locations: the Vale of Cashmere and the Rose Garden. Tasks may include raking, sweeping, path edging, and litter removal.

Register online or call (718) 287-3400 for more information

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Prospect Park

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B073 Prospect Park 2016-05-16 2016-05-16 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.66170120239258000, -73.97080230712890000 Mon, 22 Feb 2016 14:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: West Side Stories]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/16/central-park-tour-west-side-stories http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/16/central-park-tour-west-side-stories Date: May 16, 2016

Discover some of the secret spots that the park's West Siders know and love: a lost village, a poetic garden, and a bridge with a spectacular view. Join Central Park Conservancy guides on a tour through Central Park’s historic west side.

The tour route involves moderate inclines and a few stairs. The tour starts inside the park at 81st Street and Central Park West, and ends near 77th Street and Central Park West

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

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M010 Central Park 2016-05-16 2016-05-16 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.78196334838867000, -73.97141265869140000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570802e3d4ca3.JPG Tue, 12 Apr 2016 13:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Beginner Foreign Language Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/16/beginner-foreign-language-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/16/beginner-foreign-language-class Date: May 16, 2016

Bryant Park speaks Brazilian Portuguese, Italian, and Japanese with instruction by inlingua. Learn a new language in these standalone beginner classes. Classes are not cumulative, so you may attend any class throughout the season without needing to play catch up.

Registration is required, and opens one week before each class date. Please email inlinguainBryantPark@inlingua.com to reserve a spot.

There is a 20 student capacity per class. Attendance limited to one class for each language offered.

Start time: 11:45 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2016-05-16 2016-05-16 11:45 am 12:30 pm 40.75370025634800000, -73.98359680175800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57101988d29ab.jpg Mon, 18 Apr 2016 19:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/16/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/16/bryant-park-juggling Date: May 16, 2016

Test your coordination and dexterity with free juggling lessons in the park. All skill levels are welcome to join in the fun.

Equipment will be provided.

The Bryant Park Jugglers use the park throughout the year. They are a friendly group and open to drop-ins, even if you catch them outside of the regular juggling lessons.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Lawn (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2016-05-16 2016-05-16 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.75350189209000000, -73.98370361328100000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57102489e50b8.jpg Fri, 15 Apr 2016 12:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Hallett Nature Sanctuary]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/16/hallett-nature-sanctuary http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/16/hallett-nature-sanctuary Date: May 16, 2016

During these limited hours, visitors can explore the normally-closed Hallett Nature Sanctuary at their own pace along the rustic trail. See how the Central Park Conservancy has restored this native woodland garden for birds and other wildlife.

The wood-chipped trail is uneven; please wear appropriate shoes. This ecosystem is a protected area and home to many flora and fauna. No groups, dogs, bikes, or strollers. Free and self-guided, no registration needed. Space is limited.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Hallett Nature Sanctuary (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-05-16 2016-05-16 2:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.76570129394531000, -73.97609710693360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f00ec84d426.jpg Mon, 21 Mar 2016 12:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Teen PASS]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/16/teen-pass http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/16/teen-pass Date: May 16, 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 2016-05-16 2016-05-16 3:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.64023590087890600, -74.13526916503906000; 40.67240142822265600, -74.00399780273438000 Mon, 19 Oct 2015 13:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[3 to 6 Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/16/3-to-6-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/16/3-to-6-club Date: May 16, 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 2016-05-16 2016-05-16 3:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.64329910278320000, -74.10939788818360000 Mon, 28 Mar 2016 18:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Community Boatbuilding at Brooklyn Bridge Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/16/community-boatbuilding-at-bbp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/16/community-boatbuilding-at-bbp Date: May 16, 2016

The experienced boatbuilders of the Village Community Boathouse will lead volunteers in constructing a 14-foot-long Whitehall rowboat in Brooklyn Bridge Park's Community Room at 99 Plymouth. Named after the Lower Manhattan street that now ends at the Staten Island Ferry Terminal, Whitehalls were the water taxis of their day, speedily ferrying passengers across the East River and to and from ships at anchor in the harbor. The shape and dimensions of this boat are drawn from a Whitehall built at the Brooklyn Navy Yard in 1890.

Regular boatbuilding sessions will take place on Mondays and Thursdays from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. and on Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to noon until May 22. Spectators are more than welcome and volunteers are encouraged to join. No experience is necessary.

For more information or to sign up, please email info@villagecommunityboathouse.org or register here.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 724-6432

Location: 99 Plymouth Street (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-05-16 2016-05-16 4:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.70405696345800000, -73.98930621147200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570d07b0d24f5.JPG Tue, 12 Apr 2016 11:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Introduction to Meditation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/16/introduction-to-meditation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/16/introduction-to-meditation Date: May 16, 2016

An effective treatment for stress, lack of focus, relationship problems, addiction, and more, participants are led through a variety of guided meditations each week.

Registration is required. To register, please call (718) 885-1461 or email info@bpmm.org.

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 885-1461

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2016-05-16 2016-05-16 5:30 pm 6:30 pm 40.87186431884765600, -73.80553436279297000 Mon, 21 Mar 2016 19:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/17/bryant-park-tai-chi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/17/bryant-park-tai-chi Date: May 17, 2016

Enjoy free Tai Chi classes in the park.

Bryant Park Tai Chi is provided by the Tai Chi Chuan Center and led by teachers and students who train at CK Chu Tai Chi under the direction of Jeremy Hubbell.

Classes are rain or shine. All ages and levels of experience are welcome.

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2016-05-17 2016-05-17 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.75410079956055000, -73.98449707031250000 Thu, 21 Apr 2016 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/17/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/17/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: May 17, 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 2016-05-17 2016-05-17 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[Tai Chi Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/17/tai-chi-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/17/tai-chi-class Date: May 17, 2016

Take a Tai chi class at Washington Square Park! All ages and abilities are welcome. Dress comfortably.

Class is led by Steven Asherman.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Garibaldi Plaza (in Washington Square Park)

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M098 Washington Square Park 2016-05-17 2016-05-17 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.73049926757812500, -73.99700164794922000 Tue, 12 Apr 2016 14:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Bronx River Forest Restoration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/17/0517-bronx-river-forest-restoration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/17/0517-bronx-river-forest-restoration Date: May 17, 2016

Volunteer with the Stewardship Team and the Natural Areas Conservancy to care for trees in Bronx Park! Volunteers will plant native trees and shrubs, and maintain the existing loop trail. Volunteers will be trained in forest ecology and trail management techniques.

Come dressed in work boots or shoes, and clothing that can get dirty.

Please note: Registration is full. You can sign up here to be added to the waitlist.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-1463

Location: Burke Avenue and Bronx Park East

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2016-05-17 2016-05-17 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.87150955200195000, -73.87057495117188000 Fri, 08 Apr 2016 12:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition: Chroma Botanica: Ellie Irons & Linda Stillman]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/17/exhibition-chroma-botanica-ellie-irons-linda-stillman http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/17/exhibition-chroma-botanica-ellie-irons-linda-stillman Date: May 17, 2016

Chroma Botanica: Ellie Irons & Linda Stillman showcases the work of two artists that use natural plant pigments in their artwork to explore wild and cultivated environments, as well as the complex relationships between people and plants. The show includes the artists’ ongoing personal work, as well as new companion pieces that utilize plant life and research gathered in New York City parks and public spaces over the past year.

This exhibition is free and open to the public.

The Arsenal building elevator is currently out of service. We appologize for the inconvenience.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-05-17 2016-05-17 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57069918a250b.jpeg Wed, 20 Apr 2016 11:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Protectors of Pine Oak Woods: 40 Years of Green]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/17/protectors-of-pine-oak-woods-40-years-of-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/17/protectors-of-pine-oak-woods-40-years-of-green Date: May 17, 2016

Celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Protectors of Pine Oak Woods, and learn more about their dedication to preserving and expanding Staten Island parks.This exhibit traces the group’s history and growth through text, photos, and other ephemera. The exhibit runs through June 11, 2016.

The gallery is closed on Sundays and holidays. Admission is free.

Image: The Protectors of Pine Oak Woods has led in the creation of the parks and bluebelts indicated by stars on this map.

Dominick Durso/ALMAR Graphics

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2016-05-17 2016-05-17 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f15c0f3a162.jpeg Tue, 22 Mar 2016 13:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/17/bryant-park-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/17/bryant-park-yoga Date: May 17, 2016

Bryant Park Yoga is returning for its 13th season! Stop by the park and join a Tuesday morning or Thursday evening class in this flagship series presented by Athleta, with instructors curated by Yoga Journal.

Athleta provides a colorful selection of mats—no need to bring your own.

RSVP now at Eventbrite! Walk-ins are also welcome.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2016-05-17 2016-05-17 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.75370025634800000, -73.98359680175800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5717f3d147df0.jpg Thu, 21 Apr 2016 17:00:04 EDT