NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2014 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://www.nycgovparks.org/sub_things_to_do/upcoming_events/events_search.php NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Sat, 19 Apr 2014 14:34:17 GMT NYC Parks News 25 25 http://www.nycgovparks.org/sub_things_to_do/upcoming_events/events_search.php http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/parks_leaf_thumb.gif <![CDATA[Bryant Park Chess]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/01/bryant-park-chess http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/01/bryant-park-chess Date: May 1, 2013

Game boards, including chess, checkers, and backgammon, are available for a small fee. Provided by the Marshall Chess Club.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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<![CDATA[Bryant Park Petanque]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/01/bryant-park-petanque http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/01/bryant-park-petanque Date: May 1, 2013

Learn to play pétanque, the popular European game anchored in precision, patience, and camaraderie from members of La Boule New Yorkaise, NYC’s championship-winning club.

Available for parties.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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<![CDATA[Bryant Park: Le Carrousel]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/01/bryant-park-le-carrousel http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/01/bryant-park-le-carrousel Date: May 1, 2013

La Carrousel was specially created to complement the park’s French classical style, featuring brightly colored animals and French cabaret music. $2 per ride, or buy a discount card to enjoy 10 rides for $15.

Also available for parties.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Le Carrousel (in Bryant Park)

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<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/01/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/01/bryant-park-games Date: May 1, 2013

Take a game break with an eclectic selection of favorite tabletop games for free. From scrabble and mancala to dominoes and more.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/01/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/01/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: May 1, 2013

Test your ping pong skills at one of two state-of-the-art tables. Paddles and balls are provided free of charge. Sign up with an attendant in the park to reserve a time slot.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Ping Pong Court (in Bryant Park)

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<![CDATA[Bryant Park Reading Room]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/01/bryant-park-reading-room http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/01/bryant-park-reading-room Date: May 1, 2013

Reading, writing, and literary happenings related to the written word – under the London Plane trees – in the open-air Reading Room.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Reading Room (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-05-01 2013-05-01 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7542, -73.9833 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:34:17 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks PuppetMobile Presents "Little Red's Hood"]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/01/cityparks-puppetmobile-presents-little-reds-hood1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/01/cityparks-puppetmobile-presents-little-reds-hood1 Date: May 1, 2013

Little Red’s Hood is a fresh retelling of the classic “Little Red Riding Hood” tale updated with a modern sensibility that will appeal to kids. The production features a dozen, hand-made marionettes crafted by the expert puppeteers from the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre.

Like many of today’s children, Little Red is a smart, young city slicker who is too focused on her smartphone to notice her surroundings. Wulfric is a misunderstood wolf with a sweet tooth. When Little Red travels from New York City to the country to deliver some cupcakes to her Grandma, she encounters a colorful cast of characters as Wulfric the Wolf tries to head her off at the pass.

Little Red’s Hood is directed by Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre’s Artistic Director Bruce Cannon and written by Liam Hurley.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

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

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2013-05-01 2013-05-01 12:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8344 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/515b091466e89.jpg Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:34:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/01/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/01/bryant-park-juggling Date: May 1, 2013

Test your coordination and dexterity with free juggling lessons. All skill levels are welcome and equipment is provided.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-05-01 2013-05-01 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:34:17 EDT
<![CDATA[School Garden Plant Start Giveaway]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/01/school-garden-plant-start-giveaway http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/01/school-garden-plant-start-giveaway Date: May 1, 2013

Grow to Learn registered school gardens only may pick up 2 flats each of mixed vegetable, herb, and flower starts.

You must RSVP for this event, as supplies are limited.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 788-8073

Location: Hattie Carthan Garden

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<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong Tournament]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/01/bryant-park-ping-pong-tournament http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/01/bryant-park-ping-pong-tournament Date: May 1, 2013

Novices and masters battle for the title of park champion in fun monthly single-elimination, bracket-style ping pong tournaments. Pre-registration is required. On-site registration at 6:00 p.m. if space allows.

  • May 1
  • June 5
  • July 3
  • August 7
  • September 4
  • October 2

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Ping Pong Court (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-05-01 2013-05-01 6:30 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:34:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/02/bryant-park-tai-chi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/02/bryant-park-tai-chi Date: May 2, 2013

Tai Chi and Eternal Spring are instructed by members of the Tai Chi Chuan Center for all ages and experience levels.

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone: 212-768-4242

Location: Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-05-02 2013-05-02 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.7541, -73.9845 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:34:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Art Exhibit: Fish & Crushed Can Story- Mixed Media]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/02/art-exhibit-fish-crushed-can-story-mixed-media http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/02/art-exhibit-fish-crushed-can-story-mixed-media Date: May 2, 2013

This mixed media exhibit by artist Iandry Randriamandroso is created from discarded, crushed aluminum cans found on the streets, and cardboard and burlap from local grocery, along with wordless hand-made books about a fish and a crushed can. This exhibit illustrates how growth is disrupted by invasive species, and is on display in the Visitor&Administration Building Gallery. Free with Garden admission.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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<![CDATA[Mother's Day Plant Sale]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/02/mothers-day-plant-sale http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/02/mothers-day-plant-sale Date: May 2, 2013

Give Mom (or yourself) the gift of flowers for the windowsill or garden! Visit the QBG store for an assortment of blooms anytime from May 1 to may 12 , or while supplies last.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2013-05-02 2013-05-02 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:34:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Celebrate National Bike Month at QBG]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/02/celebrate-national-bike-month-at-qbg http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/02/celebrate-national-bike-month-at-qbg Date: May 2, 2013

Ride your bike to QBG during the month of May and receive 50% off admission. Lock up your wheels at our bike racks and take a stroll to see the flowers (bicycles not allowed inside)

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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<![CDATA[Conference House Park: Garlic Mustard Pull]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/02/conference-house-park-garlic-mustard-pull http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/02/conference-house-park-garlic-mustard-pull Date: May 2, 2013

Come out and volunteer with Natural Areas Volunteers (NAV) at Conference House Park to help remove Garlic Mustard from the forest. This work will help maintain the livelihood of the restored forest. Volunteers will be trained in invasive weed identification and removal techniques. Come dressed in sturdy boots or shoes, long pants and clothing that can get dirty. Please meet your NAV Tech lead at the corner Hyland Boulevard and Craig Avenue. Space is limited. Registration is Required For This Event.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-3317

Location: Conference House Park

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R006 Conference House Park 2013-05-02 2013-05-02 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.5019, -74.228 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:34:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Couch to 5K]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/02/shape-up-nyc-couch-to-5k http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/02/shape-up-nyc-couch-to-5k Date: May 2, 2013

Join Shape Up NYC for a free outdoor Couch to 5K class each week. No registration is required, just show up ready to work out. Couch to 5K is a beginner program for the aspiring runner that will combine running, walking, and conditioning exercises to get you in shape for long distance running. Meet outside the Bowne Park Field House, rain or shine.

Shape Up NYC (an NYC Parks program run in partnership with Equinox, NYC Service, and Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield) offers more than 175 free fitness classes every week at locations across the five boroughs to help New Yorkers get and stay fit.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Bowne Park

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Q006 Bowne Park 2013-05-02 2013-05-02 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.7705, -73.8073 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:34:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Erik Benson: The Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/02/erik-benson-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/02/erik-benson-the-park Date: May 2, 2013

Erik Benson’s paintings depict the landscape of everyday metropolitan life, created with thousands of shapes hand-cut from dried sheets of acrylic paint. Benson uses this painstaking compositional technique to capture the complexity of urban development, with its interplay of construction and creative destruction, density and emptiness. Familiar cityscapes emerge as more complex than they initially appear.

Originally I was interested in creating a painting vocabulary that depicted the plasticity and temporality of unexamined things such as playgrounds and construction sites,” says Benson. “These interests have been growing into ideas and concerns that deal with the urban landscape, such as how cities grow and shrink, and what these issues mean to the inhabitants.”

In these vivid new paintings, Benson considers the role and impact of playgrounds, trees and parks within evolving communities, often setting the saturated colors and bold shapes of play equipment and dynamic tree branch patterns against the muted backdrops of the surrounding buildings. Inspired by his neighborhood of Bushwick, Brooklyn, he creates works that are not precise representations, but rather archetypes, at once foreboding and optimistic.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: The Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-05-02 2013-05-02 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7676, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5187e57d9d9bb.jpg Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:34:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Stretching, Toning, and Relaxation at the Poe Visitor Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/02/craniosacral-relaxation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/02/craniosacral-relaxation Date: May 2, 2013

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

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

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2013-05-02 2013-05-02 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:34:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Catch & Release Fishing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/02/catch-release-fishing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/02/catch-release-fishing Date: May 2, 2013

Grab a pole and relax on the Harlem Meer while you wait for a bite from one of the many species of fish that live in its diverse aquatic ecosystem! Poles available to borrow; must release fish after catching them. Free for families and individuals; groups larger than 5 must reserve at least 2 weeks in advance.

Catch & Release Fishing

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2013-05-02 2013-05-02 10:00 am 3:00 pm 40.7968, -73.9515 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/511bb82a307e4.jpg Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:34:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Woodland Discovery Kit in Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/02/woodland-discovery-kit-in-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/02/woodland-discovery-kit-in-central-park Date: May 2, 2013

Visit The Wild Garden: Discovering Central Park Woodlands exhibit and start exploring the North Woods on your own by borrowing a North Woods Discovery Kit stocked with binoculars, a hand lens, and flora/fauna guides. Accompanying adult with valid ID required. Purchase an optional Discovery Journal for $2 for a one-of-a-kind woodland adventure. Recommended for ages 8 – 12.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2013-05-02 2013-05-02 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7968, -73.9515 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:34:17 EDT
<![CDATA[The Wild Garden: Discovering Central Park Woodlands Exhibit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/02/the-wild-garden-discovering-central-park-woodlands-exhibit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/02/the-wild-garden-discovering-central-park-woodlands-exhibit Date: May 2, 2013

Use this hands-on exhibit to illuminate the history, ecology, and management of the woodlands and learn why these landscapes are so essential to the purpose of Central Park. The exhibit includes a digital interactive app highlighting historic photos and revealing hidden features. Exhibit introductions are available by appointment for groups of 10 or more; call (212) 860-1370 for more information.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2013-05-02 2013-05-02 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7968, -73.9515 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:34:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Greenbelt Tree Tots]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/02/greenbelt-tree-tots http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/02/greenbelt-tree-tots Date: May 2, 2013

Join us for a dynamic exploration of the wonders of the forest. Through hands-on activities, observations, finger plays, games, and stories, children will become familiar with the sights and sounds of the forest. The program will take place indoors and outdoors (weather permitting) for 3 and 4 year olds and their caregiver.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 10:45 am

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2013-05-02 2013-05-02 10:00 am 10:45 am 40.5884, -74.1391 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:34:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Street Types: Turn of the Century Portraiture By Alice Austen]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/02/street-types-turn-of-the-century-portraiture-by-alice-austen http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/02/street-types-turn-of-the-century-portraiture-by-alice-austen Date: May 2, 2013

This show explores the portraits Alice Austen made on the streets of Manhattan at the turn of the last century. Her curious work captured the faces of New York City’s working class, as the population exploded with an influx of new immigrants, hoping to find the American Dream.
The Alice Austen House Museum is accessible to wheelchair users. There is a wheelchair ramp located in the rear of the museum.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-4506

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

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R117 Alice Austen Park 2013-05-02 2013-05-02 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.6146, -74.0631 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:34:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Chess]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/02/bryant-park-chess http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/02/bryant-park-chess Date: May 2, 2013

Game boards, including chess, checkers, and backgammon, are available for a small fee. Provided by the Marshall Chess Club.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-05-02 2013-05-02 11:00 am 8:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:34:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Petanque]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/02/bryant-park-petanque http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/02/bryant-park-petanque Date: May 2, 2013

Learn to play pétanque, the popular European game anchored in precision, patience, and camaraderie from members of La Boule New Yorkaise, NYC’s championship-winning club.

Available for parties.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-05-02 2013-05-02 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7541, -73.9845 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:34:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park: Le Carrousel]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/02/bryant-park-le-carrousel http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/02/bryant-park-le-carrousel Date: May 2, 2013

La Carrousel was specially created to complement the park’s French classical style, featuring brightly colored animals and French cabaret music. $2 per ride, or buy a discount card to enjoy 10 rides for $15.

Also available for parties.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Le Carrousel (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-05-02 2013-05-02 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7533, -73.984 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:34:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/02/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/02/bryant-park-games Date: May 2, 2013

Take a game break with an eclectic selection of favorite tabletop games for free. From scrabble and mancala to dominoes and more.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-05-02 2013-05-02 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:34:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/02/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/02/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: May 2, 2013

Test your ping pong skills at one of two state-of-the-art tables. Paddles and balls are provided free of charge. Sign up with an attendant in the park to reserve a time slot.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Ping Pong Court (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-05-02 2013-05-02 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:34:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Reading Room]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/02/bryant-park-reading-room http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/02/bryant-park-reading-room Date: May 2, 2013

Reading, writing, and literary happenings related to the written word – under the London Plane trees – in the open-air Reading Room.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Reading Room (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-05-02 2013-05-02 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7542, -73.9833 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:34:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Ride The Carousel in Prospect Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/02/ride-the-carousel-in-prospect-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/02/ride-the-carousel-in-prospect-park Date: May 2, 2013

Located in the Park’s "Children’s Corner," the Carousel features 51 magnificently carved horses, a lion, a giraffe, a deer, and two dragon-pulled chariots. Carved in 1912 by Charles Carmel, one of the foremost carousel designers of the time, and restored by the Prospect Park Alliance in 1990, the Carousel promises that classic summertime amusement will be available for generations of fun. In addition, the Prospect Park Carousel is one of the few in the world that is wheelchair accessible.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 230-7637

Location: The Carousel (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2013-05-02 2013-05-02 12:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.6637, -73.9642 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/516344b163619.jpg Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:34:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/02/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/02/bryant-park-juggling Date: May 2, 2013

Test your coordination and dexterity with free juggling lessons. All skill levels are welcome and equipment is provided.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-05-02 2013-05-02 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:34:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Spring Into Drawing at Wave Hill]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/02/spring-into-drawing-at-wave-hill http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/02/spring-into-drawing-at-wave-hill Date: May 2, 2013

Working from direct observation, participants learn to translate the complex forms of nature into two-dimensional images. Each week, students focus on different techniques and concepts including gesture, contour, perspective, proportion and positive/negative shape. Artist Rachael Wren offers demonstrations, individual guidance and critiques. All levels welcome. Registration required, online at www.wavehill.org, by calling 718.549.3200 x305 or at the Perkins Visitor Center. Continues May 9, 16, 30 and June 6, 13.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-549-3200

Location: Ecology Building (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2013-05-02 2013-05-02 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.8979, -73.9111 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:34:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature's Helpers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/02/natures-helpers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/02/natures-helpers Date: May 2, 2013

Spend time outside enjoying nature while helping to keep the Park clean.

Families are encouraged to come and take a tour of the Park and its waterways and help keep it clean along the way. Gloves, garbage bags and trash grabbers will be provided.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2013-05-02 2013-05-02 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/515c79d60235d.jpg Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:34:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Animal Encounter at Prospect Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/02/animal-encounter-at-prospect-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/02/animal-encounter-at-prospect-park Date: May 2, 2013

Curious as to how “Snappy” the turtle got her name? Want to watch the snake gobble up a mouse? Join one of our trained staff in learning more about the animals in the Audubon Center’s collection. Learn what it takes to care for these amazing creatures and even assist in an actual feeding. There will also be opportunities to get up close and personal with our box turtle!

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2013-05-02 2013-05-02 2:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5163470fe9ca2.png Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:34:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature On The Go!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/02/nature-on-the-go http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/02/nature-on-the-go Date: May 2, 2013

Come have fun in nature. A Naturalist will lead children and families to areas near the Audubon Center, where you can be active and learn about the nature that is all around us.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2013-05-02 2013-05-02 3:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51634824e03ed.jpg Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:34:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Crew]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/02/garden-crew-training-session http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/02/garden-crew-training-session Date: May 2, 2013

The ornamental and native plantings around Sherman Creek and Swindler Cove need constant care; from watering to weeding, planting to dead-heading there is always work to be done in these gardens. Help maintain the Sherman Creek Gardens and join our Garden Crew on Thursday evenings this spring through fall.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone: (917) 291-6436

Location: Swindler Cove Park

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2013-05-02 2013-05-02 4:00 pm 6:30 pm 40.8588, -73.923 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51360fad2696e.jpg Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:34:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Birding Tours at Bryant Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/02/birding-tours-at-bryant-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/02/birding-tours-at-bryant-park Date: May 2, 2013

Discover the varieties of birds that call Bryant Park home during the migratory season with guided tours. Presented in partnership with the New York City Audubon Society.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 'wichcraft coffee kiosk (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-05-02 2013-05-02 5:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.7545, -73.984 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:34:17 EDT
<![CDATA["Grow More Vegetables" Certificate Series]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/02/grow-more-vegetables-certificate-series http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/02/grow-more-vegetables-certificate-series Date: May 2, 2013

Queens Botanical Garden announces the opening of registration for the “Grow More Vegetables” program which will be held at the Garden beginning in April. This is a free edible gardening course designed to equip community gardeners, teachers, and city residents with the best organic techniques for growing vegetables safely and effectively, particularly in urban settings. The program, with hands-on gardening instruction, consists of six classes, both in the classroom and in the field. There is an application process and preference will be given to participants who work, live, or garden in Queens. The course runs for six Thursdays, April 4-May 9, 6-8pm. Space is limited.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2013-05-02 2013-05-02 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:34:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Grow More Vegetables Certificate Series]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/02/grow-more-vegetables-certificate-series1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/02/grow-more-vegetables-certificate-series1 Date: May 2, 2013

The Grow More Vegetables Certificate Series is an edible gardening course designed to equip community gardeners, teachers, and city residents with the best organic techniques for growing vegetables safely and effectively, particularly in an urban setting. The program consists of six classes, both in the classroom and with hands-on gardening instruction in the field. The Queens Botanical Garden and Just Food in Manhattan will each host a Certificate series in their respective boroughs. Be advised that there is an application process for this Certificate series; preference will be given to community, school, and resident gardeners of the specific borough. For more information, e-mail greg@justfood.org for the Manhattan series. For the Queens series, download the Queens Botanical Garden application.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2013-05-02 2013-05-02 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:34:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Art Exhibit: Fish & Crushed Can Story- Mixed Media]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/03/art-exhibit-fish-crushed-can-story-mixed-media http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/03/art-exhibit-fish-crushed-can-story-mixed-media Date: May 3, 2013

This mixed media exhibit by artist Iandry Randriamandroso is created from discarded, crushed aluminum cans found on the streets, and cardboard and burlap from local grocery, along with wordless hand-made books about a fish and a crushed can. This exhibit illustrates how growth is disrupted by invasive species, and is on display in the Visitor&Administration Building Gallery. Free with Garden admission.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2013-05-03 2013-05-03 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:34:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Mother's Day Plant Sale]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/03/mothers-day-plant-sale http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/03/mothers-day-plant-sale Date: May 3, 2013

Give Mom (or yourself) the gift of flowers for the windowsill or garden! Visit the QBG store for an assortment of blooms anytime from May 1 to may 12 , or while supplies last.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2013-05-03 2013-05-03 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:34:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Celebrate National Bike Month at QBG]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/03/celebrate-national-bike-month-at-qbg http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/03/celebrate-national-bike-month-at-qbg Date: May 3, 2013

Ride your bike to QBG during the month of May and receive 50% off admission. Lock up your wheels at our bike racks and take a stroll to see the flowers (bicycles not allowed inside)

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2013-05-03 2013-05-03 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:34:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Yoga in the Orangerie]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/03/yoga-in-the-orangerie http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/03/yoga-in-the-orangerie Date: May 3, 2013

The benefits of yoga are well known: de-stress, get strong and flexible, and have fun! This beginner level class is also suitable for those who want to deepen their practice in a steady, mindful approach. Taught by certified Anusara yoga teacher Ann Casapini in a serene, sunlit space. Ten-class series. Class size limited to 12. Registration and pre-payment required.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:15 am

Contact phone: (718) 885-1461

Location: Bartow Pell Mansion

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2013-05-03 2013-05-03 9:00 am 10:15 am 40.8719, -73.8055 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:34:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Erik Benson: The Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/03/erik-benson-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/03/erik-benson-the-park Date: May 3, 2013

Erik Benson’s paintings depict the landscape of everyday metropolitan life, created with thousands of shapes hand-cut from dried sheets of acrylic paint. Benson uses this painstaking compositional technique to capture the complexity of urban development, with its interplay of construction and creative destruction, density and emptiness. Familiar cityscapes emerge as more complex than they initially appear.

Originally I was interested in creating a painting vocabulary that depicted the plasticity and temporality of unexamined things such as playgrounds and construction sites,” says Benson. “These interests have been growing into ideas and concerns that deal with the urban landscape, such as how cities grow and shrink, and what these issues mean to the inhabitants.”

In these vivid new paintings, Benson considers the role and impact of playgrounds, trees and parks within evolving communities, often setting the saturated colors and bold shapes of play equipment and dynamic tree branch patterns against the muted backdrops of the surrounding buildings. Inspired by his neighborhood of Bushwick, Brooklyn, he creates works that are not precise representations, but rather archetypes, at once foreboding and optimistic.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: The Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-05-03 2013-05-03 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7676, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5187e57d9d9bb.jpg Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:34:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Catch & Release Fishing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/03/catch-release-fishing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/03/catch-release-fishing Date: May 3, 2013

Grab a pole and relax on the Harlem Meer while you wait for a bite from one of the many species of fish that live in its diverse aquatic ecosystem! Poles available to borrow; must release fish after catching them. Free for families and individuals; groups larger than 5 must reserve at least 2 weeks in advance.

Catch & Release Fishing

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2013-05-03 2013-05-03 10:00 am 3:00 pm 40.7968, -73.9515 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/511bb82a307e4.jpg Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:34:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Woodland Discovery Kit in Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/03/woodland-discovery-kit-in-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/03/woodland-discovery-kit-in-central-park Date: May 3, 2013

Visit The Wild Garden: Discovering Central Park Woodlands exhibit and start exploring the North Woods on your own by borrowing a North Woods Discovery Kit stocked with binoculars, a hand lens, and flora/fauna guides. Accompanying adult with valid ID required. Purchase an optional Discovery Journal for $2 for a one-of-a-kind woodland adventure. Recommended for ages 8 – 12.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2013-05-03 2013-05-03 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7968, -73.9515 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:34:17 EDT
<![CDATA[The Wild Garden: Discovering Central Park Woodlands Exhibit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/03/the-wild-garden-discovering-central-park-woodlands-exhibit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/03/the-wild-garden-discovering-central-park-woodlands-exhibit Date: May 3, 2013

Use this hands-on exhibit to illuminate the history, ecology, and management of the woodlands and learn why these landscapes are so essential to the purpose of Central Park. The exhibit includes a digital interactive app highlighting historic photos and revealing hidden features. Exhibit introductions are available by appointment for groups of 10 or more; call (212) 860-1370 for more information.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2013-05-03 2013-05-03 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7968, -73.9515 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:34:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Street Types: Turn of the Century Portraiture By Alice Austen]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/03/street-types-turn-of-the-century-portraiture-by-alice-austen http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/03/street-types-turn-of-the-century-portraiture-by-alice-austen Date: May 3, 2013

This show explores the portraits Alice Austen made on the streets of Manhattan at the turn of the last century. Her curious work captured the faces of New York City’s working class, as the population exploded with an influx of new immigrants, hoping to find the American Dream.
The Alice Austen House Museum is accessible to wheelchair users. There is a wheelchair ramp located in the rear of the museum.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-4506

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

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R117 Alice Austen Park 2013-05-03 2013-05-03 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.6146, -74.0631 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:34:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Chess]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/03/bryant-park-chess http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/03/bryant-park-chess Date: May 3, 2013

Game boards, including chess, checkers, and backgammon, are available for a small fee. Provided by the Marshall Chess Club.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-05-03 2013-05-03 11:00 am 8:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:34:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Petanque]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/03/bryant-park-petanque http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/03/bryant-park-petanque Date: May 3, 2013

Learn to play pétanque, the popular European game anchored in precision, patience, and camaraderie from members of La Boule New Yorkaise, NYC’s championship-winning club.

Available for parties.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-05-03 2013-05-03 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7541, -73.9845 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:34:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park: Le Carrousel]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/03/bryant-park-le-carrousel http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/03/bryant-park-le-carrousel Date: May 3, 2013

La Carrousel was specially created to complement the park’s French classical style, featuring brightly colored animals and French cabaret music. $2 per ride, or buy a discount card to enjoy 10 rides for $15.

Also available for parties.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Le Carrousel (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-05-03 2013-05-03 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7533, -73.984 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:34:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/03/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/03/bryant-park-games Date: May 3, 2013

Take a game break with an eclectic selection of favorite tabletop games for free. From scrabble and mancala to dominoes and more.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-05-03 2013-05-03 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:34:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/03/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/03/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: May 3, 2013

Test your ping pong skills at one of two state-of-the-art tables. Paddles and balls are provided free of charge. Sign up with an attendant in the park to reserve a time slot.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Ping Pong Court (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-05-03 2013-05-03 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:34:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Reading Room]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/03/bryant-park-reading-room http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/03/bryant-park-reading-room Date: May 3, 2013

Reading, writing, and literary happenings related to the written word – under the London Plane trees – in the open-air Reading Room.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Reading Room (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-05-03 2013-05-03 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7542, -73.9833 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:34:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Ride The Carousel in Prospect Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/03/ride-the-carousel-in-prospect-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/03/ride-the-carousel-in-prospect-park Date: May 3, 2013

Located in the Park’s "Children’s Corner," the Carousel features 51 magnificently carved horses, a lion, a giraffe, a deer, and two dragon-pulled chariots. Carved in 1912 by Charles Carmel, one of the foremost carousel designers of the time, and restored by the Prospect Park Alliance in 1990, the Carousel promises that classic summertime amusement will be available for generations of fun. In addition, the Prospect Park Carousel is one of the few in the world that is wheelchair accessible.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 230-7637

Location: The Carousel (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2013-05-03 2013-05-03 12:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.6637, -73.9642 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/516344b163619.jpg Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:34:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Pilates]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/03/shape-up-nyc-pilates http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/03/shape-up-nyc-pilates Date: May 3, 2013

Join us for an introductory class to the Pilates method. These conditioning exercises can create length in the body, and improve flexibility and strength. Please bring your own mat. The class is open to adults and seniors and no registration is required.

Shaping Up has never been this easy. Shape Up NYC offers free fitness classes every week at dozens of locations across the five boroughs. Shape Up NYC classes are taught by expert fitness instructors who know how to make fitness fun. Class offerings are varied and include aerobics, yoga, pilates and zumba.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2013-05-03 2013-05-03 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/516342ad0457c.jpg Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:34:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Walk NYC: Schmul Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/03/walk-nyc-schmul-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/03/walk-nyc-schmul-park Date: May 3, 2013

Walk NYC is a free program that encourages New Yorkers of all ages to get fit while enjoying the outdoors. With funding provided by Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield, Parks will staff locations throughout the city with trained walking instructors to lead one-hour walks (unless otherwise noted).

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: P.S. 26 (in Schmul Park)

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R045 Schmul Park 2013-05-03 2013-05-03 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.592, -74.1901 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:34:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/03/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/03/bryant-park-juggling Date: May 3, 2013

Test your coordination and dexterity with free juggling lessons. All skill levels are welcome and equipment is provided.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-05-03 2013-05-03 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:34:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Spring Fling in Bryant Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/03/spring-fling-in-bryant-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/03/spring-fling-in-bryant-park Date: May 3, 2013

What’s better than a spring day with beautiful music in the middle of Midtown? Come see a dozen of the country’s most incredible gifted teen violinists from two renowned violin programs, Peabody Pre-Conservatory in Baltimore and Manhattan School of Music Pre-College, join forces to knock it out of the park playing popular opera favorites and tuneful works by Gershwin, Kreisler, Sarasate, and Sousa. Directed by Rebecca Henry and Elizabeth Faidley.

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-05-03 2013-05-03 12:30 pm 40.7534, -73.9827 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:34:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature's Helpers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/03/natures-helpers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/03/natures-helpers Date: May 3, 2013

Spend time outside enjoying nature while helping to keep the Park clean.

Families are encouraged to come and take a tour of the Park and its waterways and help keep it clean along the way. Gloves, garbage bags and trash grabbers will be provided.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2013-05-03 2013-05-03 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/515c79d60235d.jpg Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:34:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Fencing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/03/bryant-park-fencing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/03/bryant-park-fencing Date: May 3, 2013

Take a stab at the modern sport of fencing with masters from Manhattan Fencing Center. No prior experience needed, and equipment is provided.

Please call (212) 382-2255 to register. Drop-ins also welcome.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Fifth Avenue Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-05-03 2013-05-03 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.7528, -73.9816 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:34:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Animal Encounter at Prospect Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/03/animal-encounter-at-prospect-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/03/animal-encounter-at-prospect-park Date: May 3, 2013

Curious as to how “Snappy” the turtle got her name? Want to watch the snake gobble up a mouse? Join one of our trained staff in learning more about the animals in the Audubon Center’s collection. Learn what it takes to care for these amazing creatures and even assist in an actual feeding. There will also be opportunities to get up close and personal with our box turtle!

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2013-05-03 2013-05-03 2:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5163470fe9ca2.png Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:34:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature On The Go!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/03/nature-on-the-go http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/03/nature-on-the-go Date: May 3, 2013

Come have fun in nature. A Naturalist will lead children and families to areas near the Audubon Center, where you can be active and learn about the nature that is all around us.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2013-05-03 2013-05-03 3:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51634824e03ed.jpg Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:34:17 EDT
<![CDATA[First Friday! Music & Bronx Seaside Trolley]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/03/first-friday-music-bronx-seaside-trolley http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/03/first-friday-music-bronx-seaside-trolley Date: May 3, 2013

The contemporary folk sound of Hawthorne is back by popular Demand. Explore the mansion, stroll the garden, and savor light refreshments. Then hop on the free Bronx Seaside Trolley for a ride to City Island. The trolley makes a continuous loop from the number 6 Pelham Bay Park subway station to BPMM to City Island. Registration requested.

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 885-1461

Location: Bartow Pell Mansion

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2013-05-03 2013-05-03 5:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.8719, -73.8055 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:34:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Bagel Bark]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/04/bage http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/04/bage Date: May 4, 2013

Get to know fellow dog lovers while enjoying bagels, pastries, and coffee during off-leash hours.

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 628-1036 x. 26

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

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M010 Central Park 2013-05-04 2013-05-04 7:30 am 9:00 am 40.7968, -73.9515 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/511a6584c1bdb.jpg Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:34:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Van Cortlandt Track Club Saturday Morning Group-Run]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/04/van-cortlandt-track-club-saturday-morning-grouprun http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/04/van-cortlandt-track-club-saturday-morning-grouprun Date: May 4, 2013

Good Morning! Come join the Van Cortlandt Track Club for regular morning group runs through and around the Yonkers-Bronx border in small groups each Saturday morning at 8AM!

We break 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 for breakfast!

Visit www.vctc.org for details & local running tips.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Van Cortlandt Stadium (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2013-05-04 2013-05-04 8:00 am 40.888, -73.8968 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:34:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Bird Walks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/04/bird-walks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/04/bird-walks Date: May 4, 2013

Bird Walks focus on wildlife happenings in the park and are led by NYC Audubon experts or the Urban Park Rangers.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 430-1890

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2013-05-04 2013-05-04 8:00 am 9:30 am 40.8911, -73.894 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:34:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Art Exhibit: Fish & Crushed Can Story- Mixed Media]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/04/art-exhibit-fish-crushed-can-story-mixed-media http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/04/art-exhibit-fish-crushed-can-story-mixed-media Date: May 4, 2013

This mixed media exhibit by artist Iandry Randriamandroso is created from discarded, crushed aluminum cans found on the streets, and cardboard and burlap from local grocery, along with wordless hand-made books about a fish and a crushed can. This exhibit illustrates how growth is disrupted by invasive species, and is on display in the Visitor&Administration Building Gallery. Free with Garden admission.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2013-05-04 2013-05-04 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:34:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Mother's Day Plant Sale]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/04/mothers-day-plant-sale http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/04/mothers-day-plant-sale Date: May 4, 2013

Give Mom (or yourself) the gift of flowers for the windowsill or garden! Visit the QBG store for an assortment of blooms anytime from May 1 to may 12 , or while supplies last.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2013-05-04 2013-05-04 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:34:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Celebrate National Bike Month at QBG]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/04/celebrate-national-bike-month-at-qbg http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/04/celebrate-national-bike-month-at-qbg Date: May 4, 2013

Ride your bike to QBG during the month of May and receive 50% off admission. Lock up your wheels at our bike racks and take a stroll to see the flowers (bicycles not allowed inside)

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2013-05-04 2013-05-04 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:34:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Help Rejuvenate Fort Tryon Park with the New York Junior League]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/04/help-rejuvenate-fort-tryon-park-with-the-new-york-junior-league http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/04/help-rejuvenate-fort-tryon-park-with-the-new-york-junior-league Date: May 4, 2013

Join the New York Junior League’s Playground Improvement Project (PIP) as they set out to beautify and improve Fort Tryon Park. The project will involve gardening, landscaping, renovating, and making general improvements to Fort Tryon Park. PIP is a collaborative effort with NYC Parks, corporate and community volunteers, neighborhood citizens, children and families. NYJL volunteers can fulfill membership responsibilities by spending a day in the park.

Children age 13 or older are welcome to attend but must be accompanied by an adult. All children under the age of 18 must have permission slips signed by a parent or guardian to participate. Permission slips are available onsite.

All registered participants will receive a t-shirt, breakfast and boxed lunch. Please wear clothes that you don't mind getting messy, closed-toed shoes and dress in layers.

To register, visit the New York Junior League website. Make Sure to register below as well.

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Anne Loftus Playground (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2013-05-04 2013-05-04 8:30 am 4:00 pm 40.8652, -73.9288 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:34:17 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park Day at Alley Pond Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/04/its-my-park-day-at-alley-pond-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/04/its-my-park-day-at-alley-pond-park Date: May 4, 2013

On It's My Park Day, join the Alley Pond Pet Lovers as they clean the park near the parking lot and in the woods.

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 229-9497

Location: Alley Pond Park Winchester Boulevard Parking Lot (in Alley Pond Park)

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2013-05-04 2013-05-04 8:30 am 11:00 am 40.7408, -73.7339 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:34:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature & Birding Walk with Leslie Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/04/nature-birding-walk-with-leslie-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/04/nature-birding-walk-with-leslie-day Date: May 4, 2013

Learn to identify and value the flora and fauna of Fort Tryon Park with Leslie Day author of Field Guide to the Street Trees of New York City and Field Guide to the Natural World of New York City. Learn about New York's many birds and plants with this expert naturalist. Please bring binoculars. Please don't bring your pets.

Leslie Day's Nature Talks are generously supported by the Greenacre Foundation and the Fort Tryon Park Trust.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2013-05-04 2013-05-04 9:00 am 10:30 am 40.8606, -73.9338 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/50f5b0116548a.jpg Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:34:17 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park Day at Morningside Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/04/its-my-park-day-at-morningside-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/04/its-my-park-day-at-morningside-park Date: May 4, 2013

On It's My Park Day, join Morningside Build A Run Coalition (BARC) to help clean, rake, and spread fresh woodchips throughout the dog run. Please bring your own work gloves if possible. Morningside BARC will also offer volunteers free snacks and water. Please register below.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 864-0128

Location: 114 Street and Morningside Drive (in Morningside Park)

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M056 Morningside Park 2013-05-04 2013-05-04 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.8046, -73.96 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:34:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Navigator Registration: Alley Pond Park - May 18, June 8, & Aug. 24]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/04/navigator-registration-alley-pond-park-may-4-june-1-aug-17 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/04/navigator-registration-alley-pond-park-may-4-june-1-aug-17 Date: May 4, 2013

By becoming a NAVigator, you can help young trees grow into healthy forests. NAVigators are needed to help weed and monitor new reforestation plantings, and will be trained in invasive weed identification and removal techniques. NAVigators must attend 3 training sessions and commit to volunteer 12 hours over the summer in weeding reforestation sites. All training and tools are provided by NYC Parks. Come dressed in sturdy boots or shoes, long pants and clothing that can get dirty. Please meet your NAV Tech lead at the Alley Pond Park Winchester Boulevard Parking Lot near the Challenge Course). Space is limited. Registration Is Required For This Event.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-3317

Location: Alley Pond Park Winchester Boulevard Parking Lot (in Alley Pond Park)

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2013-05-04 2013-05-04 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7408, -73.7339 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:34:17 EDT
<![CDATA[NAVigator Registration: Clove Lakes Park - May 4, June 1, & Aug. 17]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/04/navigator-registration-clove-lakes-park-may-4-june-1-aug-17 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/04/navigator-registration-clove-lakes-park-may-4-june-1-aug-17 Date: May 4, 2013

By becoming a NAVigator, you can help young trees grow into healthy forests. NAVigators are needed to help weed and monitor new reforestation plantings, and will be trained in invasive weed identification and removal techniques. NAVigators must attend 3 training sessions and commit to volunteer 12 hours over the summer in weeding reforestation sites. All training and tools are provided by NYC Parks.

Come dressed in sturdy boots or shoes, long pants and clothing that can get dirty. Please meet your NAV Tech lead at the corner of Slosson Avenue & Drake Avenue. Space is limited. Registration Is Required For This Event.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-3317

Location: Slosson Avenue & Drake Avenue (in Clove Lakes Park)

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R005 Clove Lakes Park 2013-05-04 2013-05-04 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.6192, -74.1185 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:34:17 EDT
<![CDATA[NAVigator Registration: Floyd Bennett Field - May 4, June 1, & Aug. 17]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/04/navigator-registration-floyd-bennett-field-may-4-june-1-aug-17 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/04/navigator-registration-floyd-bennett-field-may-4-june-1-aug-17 Date: May 4, 2013

By becoming a NAVigator, you can help young trees grow into healthy forests. NAVigators are needed to help weed and monitor new reforestation plantings, and will be trained in invasive weed identification and removal techniques. NAVigators must attend 3 training sessions and commit to volunteer 12 hours over the summer in weeding reforestation sites. All training and tools are provided by NYC Parks. Come dressed in sturdy boots or shoes, long pants and clothing that can get dirty. Please meet your NAV Tech lead just inside the main entrance, take Flatbush Avenue to the main entrance on Aviation Rd.. Space is limited. Registration Is Required For This Event.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-3317

Location: Floyd Bennett Field Main Entrance

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2013-05-04 2013-05-04 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.5838, -73.8936 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:34:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Navigator Registration: Marine Park - May 18, June 8, & Aug. 24]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/04/navigator-registration-marine-park-may-4-june-1-aug-17 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/04/navigator-registration-marine-park-may-4-june-1-aug-17 Date: May 4, 2013

By becoming a NAVigator, you can help young trees grow into healthy forests. NAVigators are needed to help weed and monitor new reforestation plantings, and will be trained in invasive weed identification and removal techniques. NAVigators must attend 3 training sessions and commit to volunteer 12 hours over the summer in weeding reforestation sites. All training and tools are provided by NYC Parks.

Come dressed in sturdy boots or shoes, long pants and clothing that can get dirty. Please meet your NAV Tech lead at Gerritsen Avenue & Channel Avenue. Space is limited. Registration Is Required For This Event.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-3317

Location: Gerritsen and Channel Avenues (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2013-05-04 2013-05-04 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.5951, -73.9276 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:34:17 EDT
<![CDATA[NAVigator Registration: Pelham Bay Park - May 18, June 8, & Aug. 24]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/04/navigator-registration-pelham-bay-park-may-4-june-1-aug-17 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/04/navigator-registration-pelham-bay-park-may-4-june-1-aug-17 Date: May 4, 2013

By becoming a NAVigator, you can help young trees grow into healthy forests. NAVigators are needed to help weed and monitor new reforestation plantings, and will be trained in invasive weed identification and removal techniques. NAVigators must attend 3 training sessions and commit to volunteer 12 hours over the summer in weeding reforestation sites. All training and tools are provided by NYC Parks.

Come dressed in sturdy boots or shoes, long pants and clothing that can get dirty. Please meet your NAV Tech lead at the North side of the Orchard Beach Parking Lot. Space is limited. Registration Is Required For This Event.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-3317

Location: Orchard Beach Parking Lot (in Pelham Bay Park)

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2013-05-04 2013-05-04 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.8687, -73.797 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:34:17 EDT
<![CDATA[NAVigator Registration: Van Cortlandt Park- May 4, June 1, & Aug. 17]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/04/navigator-registration-van-cortlandt-park-may-4-june-1-aug-17 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/04/navigator-registration-van-cortlandt-park-may-4-june-1-aug-17 Date: May 4, 2013

By becoming a NAVigator, you can help young trees grow into healthy forests. NAVigators are needed to help weed and monitor new reforestation plantings, and will be trained in invasive weed identification and removal techniques. NAVigators must attend 3 training sessions and commit to volunteer 12 hours over the summer in weeding reforestation sites. All training and tools are provided by NYC Parks. Come dressed in sturdy boots or shoes, long pants and clothing that can get dirty. Please meet your NAV Tech lead at East 238th Street & Van Cortlandt Park East. Space is limited. Registration Is Required For This Event.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-3317

Location: Stockbridge Indian Memorial (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2013-05-04 2013-05-04 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.8993, -73.873 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:34:17 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park Day at Starlight Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/04/its-my-park-day-at-starlight-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/04/its-my-park-day-at-starlight-park Date: May 4, 2013

On It's My Park Day, come on out and "Get InVolvEd" with G.I.V.E with a tree stewardship project, a river bank clean up, mulching and the drum beats, song and dance of BombaYo. Please register below.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (347) 992-2860

Location: East 177th St. and Devoe Ave (in Starlight Park)

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X147A Starlight Park 2013-05-04 2013-05-04 9:00 am 2:00 pm 40.8388, -73.8781 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:34:17 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park Day at Poe Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/04/its-my-park-day-poe-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/04/its-my-park-day-poe-park Date: May 4, 2013

On It's My Park Day, join the Poe Visitor Center in Poe Park for "In Pleine Aire with Poe" - arts activities in the park outside of the center. Activities to include knit crochet projects, cardio sculpting (exercise), comic culture drawing, story time, games and arts & crafts.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 4:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Grand Concourse between East Kingsbridge Road and East 192nd Street. (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2013-05-04 2013-05-04 9:00 am 4:00 am 40.8642, -73.8951 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:34:17 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park Day at New Dorp Beach]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/04/its-my-park-day-at-new-dorp-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/04/its-my-park-day-at-new-dorp-park Date: May 4, 2013

On It's My Park Day, the Natural Resources Protective Association will be cleaning debris from the beach, removing weeds and litter from paths at New Dorp Beach. New Dorp Beach is on the south shore of Staten Island and was severely impacted by Sandy.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 873-4291

Location: New Dorp Lane & Cedar Grove Avenue (in Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach)

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R046 Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach 2013-05-04 2013-05-04 9:00 am 11:30 am 40.5645, -74.0976 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:34:17 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park Day at Windmuller Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/04/its-my-park-day-at-windmuller-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/04/its-my-park-day-at-windmuller-park Date: May 4, 2013

On It's My Park Day, join IS 125 in painting, planting, mulching, weeding, raking, and general clean-up of Windmuller Park. Please register below.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 520-5961

Location: Doughboy Plaza

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Q031A Doughboy Plaza 2013-05-04 2013-05-04 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7464, -73.9089 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:34:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Spend your summer in the Greenbelt: High Rock Camp and Mini Camp]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/04/spend-your-summer-in-the-greenbelt-high-rock-camp-and-mini-camp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/04/spend-your-summer-in-the-greenbelt-high-rock-camp-and-mini-camp Date: May 4, 2013

High Rock Summer Day Camp and Mini Camp are taking reservations for their 2013 summer season. For more information on both High Rock Summer Day Camp and Mini Camp follow the links listed below.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: 200 Nevada Avenue (in High Rock Park)

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R088 High Rock Park 2013-05-04 2013-05-04 9:00 am 40.5845, -74.1251 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/516ab90c11a1c.jpg Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:34:17 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Shape Up NYC: Couch to 5K]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/04/shape-up-nyc-couch-to-5k http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/04/shape-up-nyc-couch-to-5k Date: May 4, 2013

Please note: this event has been cancelled. It will resume the next week on May 11. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Join Shape Up NYC for a free outdoor Couch to 5K class each week. No registration is required, just show up ready to work out. Couch to 5K is a beginner program for the aspiring runner that will combine running, walking, and conditioning exercises to get you in shape for long distance running. Meet outside the Bowne Park Field House, rain or shine.

Shape Up NYC (an NYC Parks program run in partnership with Equinox, NYC Service, and Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield) offers more than 175 free fitness classes every week at locations across the five boroughs to help New Yorkers get and stay fit.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Bowne Park

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Q006 Bowne Park 2013-05-04 2013-05-04 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.7705, -73.8073 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:34:17 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park Day at Coffey Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/04/ts-my-park-day-at-coffey-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/04/ts-my-park-day-at-coffey-park Date: May 4, 2013

On It's My Park Day, join the tree stewardship movement with Peoples Urban Films Foundation to clean-up Coffey Park and learn how to care for trees. Tree give-away and workshop provided by Million Trees NYC.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 965-8907

Location: Coffey Park Comfort Station (in Coffey Park)

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B077 Coffey Park 2013-05-04 2013-05-04 9:00 am 1:30 pm 40.6772, -74.0087 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:34:17 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park Day at Owls Head Park, Shore Road Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/04/its-my-park-day-at-owls-head-park-shore-road-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/04/its-my-park-day-at-owls-head-park-shore-road-park Date: May 4, 2013

On It's My Park Day, local residents will support a series of volunteer service projects at Shore Road Park(s). These projects will include an information exhibit at Owl's Head Park.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 965-8907

Location: 81st and Shore Road (in Shore Park and Parkway)

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B082 Shore Park and Parkway 2013-05-04 2013-05-04 9:00 am 2:00 pm 40.6294, -74.0403 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:34:17 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park Day at Det. Keith L. Williams (Liberty) Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/04/its-my-park-day-at-det-keith-l-williams-liberty-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/04/its-my-park-day-at-det-keith-l-williams-liberty-park Date: May 4, 2013

On It's My Park Day, join The Tree of Life Gardeners as they clean, plant, weed and mulch the community garden.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 657-2605

Location: 173 St Playground (Det. Williams) (in Detective Keith L Williams Park)

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Q121 Detective Keith L Williams Park 2013-05-04 2013-05-04 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7017, -73.7836 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:34:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Cleaning Westerleigh Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/04/cleaning-westerleigh-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/04/cleaning-westerleigh-park Date: May 4, 2013

Come out and lend a hand to help us rake, weed and do various gardening chores. Join us for coffee and doughnuts in the am. Bring a rake or use one of ours and have some fun. If you need community sevice hours come to the park to get your hours.

To volunteer in Westerleigh Park call (718) 442-0336.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 442-0336

Location: Westerleigh Park

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R029 Westerleigh Park 2013-05-04 2013-05-04 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.6198, -74.1345 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:34:17 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park Day at Marcus Garvey Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/04/its-my-park-day-at-marcus-garvey-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/04/its-my-park-day-at-marcus-garvey-park Date: May 4, 2013

On It's My Park Day, join the Marcus Garvey Dog Run Group to conduct a general cleanup of the run. Please bring your own work gloves if possible.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 987-0776

Location: Marcus Garvey Park Dog Run (in Marcus Garvey Park)

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M058 Marcus Garvey Park 2013-05-04 2013-05-04 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.8028, -73.9431 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:34:17 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park Day in Shore Road Park, at 81st Street]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/04/its-my-park-day-in-shore-road-park-at-81st-street http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/04/its-my-park-day-in-shore-road-park-at-81st-street Date: May 4, 2013

On It's My Park Day, join the Shore Road Parks Conservancy for a general clean-up.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (646) 355-3709

Location: Shore Road Park Flagpole (in Shore Park and Parkway)

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B082 Shore Park and Parkway 2013-05-04 2013-05-04 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.63, -74.0403 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:34:17 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park Day at Shore Road Park, at 87th Street]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/04/its-my-park-day-at-shore-road-park-at-87th-street http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/04/its-my-park-day-at-shore-road-park-at-87th-street Date: May 4, 2013

On It's My Park Day, join the Shore Road Parks Conservancy and Adelphi Academy for a general clean-up of the park.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (646) 355-3709

Location: Shore Road and 87th Street. (in Shore Park and Parkway)

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B082 Shore Park and Parkway 2013-05-04 2013-05-04 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.6249, -74.0408 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:34:17 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park Day at Shore Road Park, at 91st Street.]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/04/its-my-park-day-at-shore-road-park-at-91st-street http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/04/its-my-park-day-at-shore-road-park-at-91st-street Date: May 4, 2013

On It's My Park Day, join the Shore Road Parks Conservancy and the Fort Hamilton High School Jr. ROTC for a general clean-up of the park.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (646) 355-3709

Location: 91st Street and Shore Road (in Shore Park and Parkway)

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B082 Shore Park and Parkway 2013-05-04 2013-05-04 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.6216, -74.0403 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:34:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Rockaway Composting and Plant Debris Removal]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/04/rockaway-composting-and-plant-debris-removal http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/04/rockaway-composting-and-plant-debris-removal Date: May 4, 2013

Improving the neighborhoods of Rockaway and Broad Channel after the devastation of Hurricane Sandy includes the removal of dead shrubs and trees and subsequent re-landscaping. This weekend, NYC Parks will assist in this effort with a debris collection and compost distribution initiative.

We are conducting a wood debris collection effort, during which you can bring your tree debris, branches and shrubs to two locations for chipping. At these sites, compost (which provides beneficial organic matter when incorporated into soil) can be obtained at no cost. Please bring bags and shovels for the compost.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 618-1595

Location: Neponsit Health Care Center Parking Lot (in Rockaway Beach)

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Q164 Rockaway Beach 2013-05-04 2013-05-04 9:00 am 2:00 pm 40.5683, -73.8653 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:34:17 EDT
<![CDATA[HSBC Children's Garden Spring Session]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/04/hsbc-childrens-garden-spring-session http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/04/hsbc-childrens-garden-spring-session Date: May 4, 2013

The HSBC Children's Garden at Queens Botanical Garden offers a hands-on discovery program for children ages 5-12. Children's imaginations and knowledge blossom as they plant and harvest vegetables and flowers, visit the Bee Garden, and more! No class on May 25 for Memorial Day weekend. Special price: $166 members /$185 for non-members. To register email rwolf@queensbotanical.org or call (718) 886-3800 ext. 230.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800 ext230

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2013-05-04 2013-05-04 9:30 am 12:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:34:17 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park Day at Red Hook Park - Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/04/its-my-park-day-at-red-hook-park-recreation-center http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/04/its-my-park-day-at-red-hook-park-recreation-center Date: May 4, 2013

On It's My Park Day, join the Friends of the Red Hook Recreation Center, become a member of the Recreation Center and learn helpful tips in horticulture. Make sure to register below.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 965-8907

Location: Red Hook Recreation Center (in Red Hook Recreation Area)

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B126 Red Hook Recreation Area 2013-05-04 2013-05-04 9:30 am 1:30 pm 40.6724, -74.004 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:34:17 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park Day at Alice Kornegay Triangle]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/04/its-my-park-day-at-alice-kornegay-triangle http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/04/its-my-park-day-at-alice-kornegay-triangle Date: May 4, 2013

On It's My Park Day, come out to Alice Kornegay Triangle to help paint the street games in the playground. This project is most suitable for adults.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 629-0655

Location: Alice Kornegay Triangle

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M208A Alice Kornegay Triangle 2013-05-04 2013-05-04 9:30 am 1:00 pm 40.8064, -73.9353 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:34:17 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park Day at Stuyvesant Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/04/its-my-park-day-at-stuyvesant-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/04/its-my-park-day-at-stuyvesant-park Date: May 4, 2013

On It's My Park Day, neighborhood residents will be doing a big spring clean of Stuyvesant Park. Come and help tidy up, mulch, paint and garden in this much loved park. Lots to do and 'many hands make light work'. Please register below.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 408-0216

Location: Second Avenue Entrance (in Stuyvesant Square)

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M086 Stuyvesant Square 2013-05-04 2013-05-04 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.7332, -73.9845 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:34:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Catch & Release Fishing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/04/catch-release-fishing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/04/catch-release-fishing Date: May 4, 2013

Grab a pole and relax on the Harlem Meer while you wait for a bite from one of the many species of fish that live in its diverse aquatic ecosystem! Poles available to borrow; must release fish after catching them. Free for families and individuals; groups larger than 5 must reserve at least 2 weeks in advance.

Catch & Release Fishing

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2013-05-04 2013-05-04 10:00 am 3:00 pm 40.7968, -73.9515 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/511bb82a307e4.jpg Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:34:17 EDT