NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2015 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 Tue, 21 Apr 2015 02:58:46 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[Grow to Learn Workshop: Expansion Grants]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/08/grow-to-learn-workshop-expansion-grants http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/08/grow-to-learn-workshop-expansion-grants Date: January 8, 2015

Please note: These workshops are intended for schools that have already received one or more Mini-Grants from Grow to Learn.

Through interactive activities, schools will learn the characteristics of a strong expansion Mini-Grant and tips for how to push your garden to the next level using free resources in NYC.

Gardeners should be prepared to show ID and use a metal detector to enter the building. Schools applying for a Mini-Grant in the February 11th round will be awarded 5 bonus points towards their application’s final review score by attending this workshop.

Please register here.

Start time: 4:30 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: GrowNYC Greening Library

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2015-01-08 2015-01-08 4:30 pm 6:00 pm 40.7138, -74.0054 Tue, 25 Nov 2014 17:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[2014 Emerging Artist Fellowship Exhibition at Socrates Sculpture Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/09/eaf14-2014-emerging-artist-fellowship-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/09/eaf14-2014-emerging-artist-fellowship-exhibition Date: January 9, 2015

The annual Emerging Artist Fellowship (EAF) Exhibition is a cornerstone of Socrates Sculpture Park’s visual arts programming and is widely acclaimed for the ambition, breadth, and innovation of the works on view. Featuring fifteen artists, EAF14 is a survey of the compelling and diverse state of sculpture today.

Each EAF14 artist has engaged with the larger narrative of public space in a dynamic and daring way, building upon Socrates Sculpture Park’s goal to present socially aware, inspiring art in the public realm. EAF14 artists were selected through a highly competitive process that attracted a broad field of nearly 300 candidates, reviewed by the park’s curatorial advisors Anne Barlow (Executive Director, Art in General) and Joe Sheftel (Joe Sheftel Gallery, New York). Selected EAF14 artists were awarded a 2014 Emerging Artist Fellowship, including 24/7 access to the park’s outdoor studio and facilities, as well as the financial, technical, and curatorial support to realize his or her most ambitious work possible.

Image credit: Jordan Griska. Dolos. 2014 Emerging Artist Fellowship Exhibition, Socrates Sculpture Park (Queens, 2014). Photo: Nate Dorr.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: Katie Denny Horowitz

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2015-01-09 2015-01-09 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7687, -73.9369 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54b55480939aa.JPG Tue, 13 Jan 2015 18:00:11 EST
<![CDATA[2nd Whimsical Winter Wonder...Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/09/whimsical-winter-wonderexhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/09/whimsical-winter-wonderexhibition Date: January 9, 2015

The Poe Park Visitor Center is proud to announce our second year of Whimsical Winter Wonder.

Through paintings, photography, sculpture and various other mediums, fourteen established and emerging artists express their interpretation of winter, wonder and whimsy. This exhibition will charm and delight, even the youngest of art aficionados. Don't miss the show

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-01-09 2015-01-09 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/547f36502d998.jpg Wed, 03 Dec 2014 12:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: The Evolution of an Artist]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/09/art-in-the-garden-the-evolution-of-an-artist http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/09/art-in-the-garden-the-evolution-of-an-artist Date: January 9, 2015

From landscapes to portraits to modern abstraction, Elaine Hajian's work consistently expresses the artist's vision through myriad styles and mediums.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-01-09 2015-01-09 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:38 EST
<![CDATA[Holiday Train Show]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/09/holiday-train-show http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/09/holiday-train-show Date: January 9, 2015

A 23-year New York tradition where real trains zip past city landmarks in the glow of the great Haupt Conservatory.

Step into a city in miniature featuring more than 150 iconic buildings recreated with bark, leaves, and other natural materials. Marvel over G-scale trains humming along between the Statue of Liberty and Rockefeller Center, traveling on a quarter mile of track as they bring life to this cherished holiday experience. Real trains, real landmarks, real fun—now at NYBG.

Please note: Advance reservations are strongly recommended as tickets do sell out. Purchase tickets here. This exhibition is closed on some Mondays and major holidays.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: New York Botanical Garden

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2015-01-09 2015-01-09 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.8626, -73.8783 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:01 EST
<![CDATA[Tai Chi Class for Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/09/tai-chiadults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/09/tai-chiadults Date: January 9, 2015

Learn the correct Tai Chi walk, movement and breathing techniques for health, balance and well-being.

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-01-09 2015-01-09 11:30 am 12:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:18 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Cardio Toning]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/09/shape-up-nyc-cardio-toning http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/09/shape-up-nyc-cardio-toning Date: January 9, 2015

An exercise class focusing on your core through a combination of strength, balance and toning exercises that raise the heart rate to burn calories and strengthen the cardio-respiratory system. Workout mat recommended.

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 2015-01-09 2015-01-09 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:14 EST
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/09/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/09/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: January 9, 2015

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

See some of the park's most iconic places, like Bethesda Terrace and the Lake, and learn about its history, design, and magnificent restoration of these landscapes.

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

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2015-01-09 2015-01-09 12:00 pm 1:30 pm 40.7691, -73.9741 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/538cbde512b41.jpg Thu, 08 Jan 2015 16:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Riding the Waves Exhibit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/09/open-house-ny-riding-the-waves-exhibit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/09/open-house-ny-riding-the-waves-exhibit Date: January 9, 2015

The new Lenape Gallery at Conference House Park Visitor Center presents Riding the Waves, a new exhibit of the Museum of Maritime Navigation and Communication. The premiere exhibit will feature select pieces from the collection of the museum's founder, Mr. Samir Farag. The exhibit will run through January 2015.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 227-1403

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2015-01-09 2015-01-09 1:00 pm 40.5026, -74.2518 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/546f6a6e167c1.jpg Fri, 21 Nov 2014 12:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Creative Writing Short Stories Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/09/creative-writing-short-stories-fictionnon-fictionadults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/09/creative-writing-short-stories-fictionnon-fictionadults Date: January 9, 2015

Take this introduction to short story writing. Learn about plot, conflict, resolution with a published writer.

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-01-09 2015-01-09 1:30 pm 3:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Seasonal Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/09/seasonal-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/09/seasonal-crafts Date: January 9, 2015

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-01-09 2015-01-09 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:15 EST
<![CDATA[Adapted Swim Programs for People with Disabilities at Hansborough Pool & Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/09/adapted-swim-programs-for-people-with-disabilities http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/09/adapted-swim-programs-for-people-with-disabilities Date: January 9, 2015

The Adapted Aquatics program offers aquatic exercise therapy that ranges from gentle water walking to aerobic-type exercise whichimproves range of motion, flexibility, mobility, muscle tone, coordination, focis and strength, it also focuses on becoming comfortable in the water and learning basic swimming and safety skills.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 760-6969 ext. 0

Location: Hansborough Pool & Recreation Center (in Hansborough Recreation Center)

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M131 Hansborough Recreation Center 2015-01-09 2015-01-09 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.8128, -73.9393 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:22 EST
<![CDATA[Adapted Swim Program for People with Disabilities at Metropolitan Pool & Fitness Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/09/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/09/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities2 Date: January 9, 2015

The Adapted Aquatics program offers aquatic exercise therapy that ranges from gentle water walking to aerobic-type exercise which improves range of motion, flexibility, mobility, muscle tone, coordination, focus and strength. It also offers swim instruction that focuses on becoming comfortable in the water and learning basic swimming and safety skills.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 760-6969 ext. 0

Location: Metropolitan Pool & Fitness Center (in Metropolitan Recreation Center)

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B085 Metropolitan Recreation Center 2015-01-09 2015-01-09 2:30 pm 3:30 pm 40.715, -73.9603 Mon, 08 Dec 2014 13:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Adapted Swim Program for People with Disabilities at Roy Wilkins Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/09/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities4 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/09/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities4 Date: January 9, 2015

The Adapted Aquatics programs offers aquatic exercise therapy that ranges from gentle water walking to aerobic-type exercise, which improves flexibility, mobility, muscle tone, coordination, focus and strength. It also offers swim instruction that focuses on becoming comfortable in the water and learning basic swimming and skills.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 760-6969 ext. 0

Location: Roy Wilkins Recreation Center

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Q448 Roy Wilkins Recreation Center 2015-01-09 2015-01-09 2:30 pm 3:30 pm 40.6881, -73.7701 Mon, 08 Dec 2014 13:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Adapted Swim Program for People with Disabilities at Asser Levy Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/09/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities-at-asser-levy-recreation-center http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/09/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities-at-asser-levy-recreation-center Date: January 9, 2015

The Adapted Aquatics program offers aquatic exercise therapy that ranges from gentle water walking to aerobic-type exercise which improves range of motion, flexibility, mobility, muscle tone, coordination, focus and strength. It also offers swim instruction that focuses on becoming comfortable in the water and learning basic swimming and safety skills.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 760-6969 ext. 0

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

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M164 Asser Levy Playground 2015-01-09 2015-01-09 3:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7361, -73.9757 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:18 EST
<![CDATA[Adapted Swim Program for People with Disabilities at Asser Levy Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/09/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/09/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities Date: January 9, 2015

Aquatic therapy that ranges from gentle water walking to aerobic-type exercise which improves range of motion, felxibility. mobility, muscle tone, coordination, focus and strength. It also includes swim instruction that focuses on becoming comfortable in the water and learning basic swimming and safety skills.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 760-6969 ext. 0

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

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M164 Asser Levy Playground 2015-01-09 2015-01-09 3:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7361, -73.9757 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:17 EST
<![CDATA[Adapted Swim Program for People with Disabilities at St. Mary's Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/09/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/09/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities3 Date: January 9, 2015

The Adapted Aquatics program offers aquatic exercise therapy that ranges from gentle water walking to aerobic-type exercise which improves range of motion, flexibility, mobility, muscle tone, coordination, focus and strength. It also offers swim instruction that focuses on becoming comfortable in the water and learning basic swimming and safety skills.

Start time: 3:45 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 760-6969 ext. 0

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

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2015-01-09 2015-01-09 3:45 pm 5:00 pm 40.8108, -73.9147 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:20 EST
<![CDATA[Adapted Swim Program for People with Disabilities at Flushing Meadows Corona Park Aquatics Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/09/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/09/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities1 Date: January 9, 2015

The Adapted Aquatics program offers aquatic exercise therapy that ranges from gentle water walking to aerobic-type exercise whichimproves range of motion, flexibility, mobility, muscle tone, coordination, focis and strength, it also focuses on becoming comfortable in the water and learning basic swimming and safety skills.

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 760-6969 ext. 0

Location: Flushing Meadows Corona Park Aquatics Center

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2015-01-09 2015-01-09 5:30 pm 6:30 pm 40.7516, -73.8372 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:19 EST
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: The Evolution of an Artist]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/10/art-in-the-garden-the-evolution-of-an-artist http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/10/art-in-the-garden-the-evolution-of-an-artist Date: January 10, 2015

From landscapes to portraits to modern abstraction, Elaine Hajian's work consistently expresses the artist's vision through myriad styles and mediums.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-01-10 2015-01-10 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:38 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Trail Running]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/10/shape-up-nyc-trail-running http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/10/shape-up-nyc-trail-running Date: January 10, 2015

Join Shape Up NYC, a free fitness program, in Staten Island for a weekly trail-running fitness class in The Greenbelt, the borough's largest parkland.

Get fit while enjoying our lovely settings, weather-permitting.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2015-01-10 2015-01-10 8:00 am 10:00 am 40.5884, -74.1391 Tue, 25 Nov 2014 13:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[2014 Emerging Artist Fellowship Exhibition at Socrates Sculpture Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/10/eaf14-2014-emerging-artist-fellowship-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/10/eaf14-2014-emerging-artist-fellowship-exhibition Date: January 10, 2015

The annual Emerging Artist Fellowship (EAF) Exhibition is a cornerstone of Socrates Sculpture Park’s visual arts programming and is widely acclaimed for the ambition, breadth, and innovation of the works on view. Featuring fifteen artists, EAF14 is a survey of the compelling and diverse state of sculpture today.

Each EAF14 artist has engaged with the larger narrative of public space in a dynamic and daring way, building upon Socrates Sculpture Park’s goal to present socially aware, inspiring art in the public realm. EAF14 artists were selected through a highly competitive process that attracted a broad field of nearly 300 candidates, reviewed by the park’s curatorial advisors Anne Barlow (Executive Director, Art in General) and Joe Sheftel (Joe Sheftel Gallery, New York). Selected EAF14 artists were awarded a 2014 Emerging Artist Fellowship, including 24/7 access to the park’s outdoor studio and facilities, as well as the financial, technical, and curatorial support to realize his or her most ambitious work possible.

Image credit: Jordan Griska. Dolos. 2014 Emerging Artist Fellowship Exhibition, Socrates Sculpture Park (Queens, 2014). Photo: Nate Dorr.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: Katie Denny Horowitz

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2015-01-10 2015-01-10 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7687, -73.9369 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54b55480939aa.JPG Tue, 13 Jan 2015 18:00:11 EST
<![CDATA[ESL Beginners Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/10/esl-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/10/esl-class Date: January 10, 2015

Spanish-speaking adults will learn the basic structure of English from an ESL instructor. New students must take a placement test, which is administered at 9 a.m. on Saturdays.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-01-10 2015-01-10 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 12 Feb 2015 17:00:08 EST
<![CDATA[2nd Whimsical Winter Wonder...Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/10/whimsical-winter-wonderexhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/10/whimsical-winter-wonderexhibition Date: January 10, 2015

The Poe Park Visitor Center is proud to announce our second year of Whimsical Winter Wonder.

Through paintings, photography, sculpture and various other mediums, fourteen established and emerging artists express their interpretation of winter, wonder and whimsy. This exhibition will charm and delight, even the youngest of art aficionados. Don't miss the show

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-01-10 2015-01-10 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/547f36502d998.jpg Wed, 03 Dec 2014 12:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Van Cortlandt Track Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/10/van-cortlandt-track-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/10/van-cortlandt-track-club Date: January 10, 2015

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:

Contact phone:

Location: Van Cortlandt Stadium (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2015-01-10 2015-01-10 8:00 am 40.888, -73.8968 Thu, 26 Feb 2015 18:00:31 EST
<![CDATA[Greenmarket at Grand Army Plaza]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/10/greenmarket-at-grand-army-plaza http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/10/greenmarket-at-grand-army-plaza Date: January 10, 2015

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 2015-01-10 2015-01-10 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.6735, -73.9701 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park (Saturdays)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/10/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/10/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park1 Date: January 10, 2015

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 2015-01-10 2015-01-10 8:30 am 9:30 am 40.8606, -73.9338 Thu, 12 Mar 2015 16:00:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Birding: Eagles]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/10/birding-eagles http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/10/birding-eagles Date: January 10, 2015

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. We offer birding programs throughout the year. These programs are appropriate for all skill levels and beginners are welcome.

Winter is a spetacular season in which to observe bald eagles through New York City parks. Join us for this early morning program and enjoy learning more about their natural history and basic biology.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Payson Park House (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2015-01-10 2015-01-10 9:00 am 40.8673, -73.929 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC Zumba]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/10/zumba http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/10/zumba Date: January 10, 2015

Combining Latin, international and popular music with dance moves that create an aerobic workout. This class features a combination of fast and slow rhythms that tone and sculpt the body.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-01-10 2015-01-10 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:19 EST
<![CDATA[Nature's Endurance: Talk and Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/10/natures-endurance-talk-and-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/10/natures-endurance-talk-and-walk Date: January 10, 2015

Plants and animals are resilient creatures, even in harsh winter temperatures. Join naturalist Gabriel Willow on a combined indoor and outdoor program to learn how plants and animals survive during New York’s chilliest season. Witness some amazing adaptive strategies that help them survive, from hibernation to migration to “anti-freeze-laced” blood. Ages 10 and older welcome with an adult. Free, and admission to the grounds is free until noon.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-01-10 2015-01-10 9:30 am 11:30 am 40.8987, -73.9125 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54a2d157e8d2f.jpg Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:11 EST
<![CDATA[Health and Race Walking]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/10/health-and-race-walking http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/10/health-and-race-walking Date: January 10, 2015

Moderate to brisk walks led by the NY Walkers Club for people 18 years and older of all abilities. This low-impact fitness program is perfect for those who want to get in shape, build muscle tone, strength and increase cardiovascular health while enjoying Central Park's beautiful landscapes. Clinics are held every Saturday morning from 9:30am-11:00am at the North Meadow Recreation Center. Free. No pre-registration required and open to all abilities.

Programs 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.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 348-4867

Location: North Meadow Recreation Center (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-01-10 2015-01-10 9:30 am 11:00 am 40.7911, -73.9597 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/546cfae71f144.jpg Wed, 19 Nov 2014 17:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Holiday Train Show]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/10/holiday-train-show http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/10/holiday-train-show Date: January 10, 2015

A 23-year New York tradition where real trains zip past city landmarks in the glow of the great Haupt Conservatory.

Step into a city in miniature featuring more than 150 iconic buildings recreated with bark, leaves, and other natural materials. Marvel over G-scale trains humming along between the Statue of Liberty and Rockefeller Center, traveling on a quarter mile of track as they bring life to this cherished holiday experience. Real trains, real landmarks, real fun—now at NYBG.

Please note: Advance reservations are strongly recommended as tickets do sell out. Purchase tickets here. This exhibition is closed on Mondays.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: New York Botanical Garden

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2015-01-10 2015-01-10 10:00 am 7:00 pm 40.8626, -73.8783 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:01 EST
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Hibernator's Den]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/10/family-art-project-hibernators-den http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/10/family-art-project-hibernators-den Date: January 10, 2015

Get to know your local hibernators through sleepy tales of the season. Then make your own furry bear, bat, toad or hedgehog mask, or fashion a dreamy, woodsy home. PJ’s welcome! Free, and admission to the grounds is free until noon.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-01-10 2015-01-10 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8987, -73.9125 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54a2cf73a63aa.jpg Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Family Birdwatching]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/10/family-birdwatching http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/10/family-birdwatching Date: January 10, 2015

Looking for a fun way to spend time with your family outdoors? Join the Prospect Park Alliance for its monthly family bird watching tours. After learning how to use binoculars, join our naturalists to identify some of the 250 species of birds that call Prospect Park home. Please note this tour leaves promptly at 10 am

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-01-10 2015-01-10 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.6607, -73.9654 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Tai Chi Chuan]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/10/tai-chi-chuan http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/10/tai-chi-chuan Date: January 10, 2015

Quiet like a mountain, moving like a river, Tai Chi is a sequence of gentle movements based on images found in nature. In this hour-long class, Irving Yee, a member of the William CC Chen Tai Chi School, introduces students to the internal martial arts and promotes an awareness of its benefits. Sessions are held indoors in winter.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-01-10 2015-01-10 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.8991, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54a2ca7673a16.jpg Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:18 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC Body Sculpting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/10/shape-up-nyc-body-sculpting http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/10/shape-up-nyc-body-sculpting Date: January 10, 2015

This total body workout addresses muscle strength and endurance while keeping the heart rate up to burn calories. Enjoy fun, continuous movement to great music.

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 2015-01-10 2015-01-10 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:13 EST
<![CDATA[MulchFest 2015 Volunteer Tree Stewardship at Brower Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/10/mulchfest-2015-volunteer-tree-stewardship-at-brower-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/10/mulchfest-2015-volunteer-tree-stewardship-at-brower-park Date: January 10, 2015

On Saturday, January 10th, bring your holiday tree to Brower Park to watch them be crunched into usable mulch. Community members can help to build mulch rings around Brower Park's trees and take mulch home. Mulching the tree beds helps insulate trees from the cold weather, retain moisture, and provide a decorative addition to the neighborhood.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 965-6991

Location: Entrance at Brooklyn Avenue and Prospect Place (in Brower Park)

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B012 Brower Park 2015-01-10 2015-01-10 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.674, -73.9445 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54aaf00c5f1e1.jpg Mon, 05 Jan 2015 16:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[MulchFest 2015 Volunteer Tree Stewardship at Astoria Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/10/mulchfest-2015-volunteer-tree-stewardship-at-astoria-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/10/mulchfest-2015-volunteer-tree-stewardship-at-astoria-park Date: January 10, 2015

Help care for young street trees during MulchFest 2015!

MillionTreesNYC is looking for volunteers to help spread the mulch generated during this event around young street tree beds to help insulate these trees from the cold weather, retain moisture, and provide a decorative addition to neighborhood blocks. You can also pick up bags of mulch to take home with you and use on the trees on your street.

Registration is required. Register online.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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Q004 Astoria Park 2015-01-10 2015-01-10 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.7767, -73.9238 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5490ab2931c2f.jpg Tue, 16 Dec 2014 18:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[MulchFest 2015 Volunteer Tree Stewardship at Brook Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/10/mulchfest-2015-volunteer-tree-stewardship-at-brook-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/10/mulchfest-2015-volunteer-tree-stewardship-at-brook-park Date: January 10, 2015

Help care for young street trees during MulchFest 2015!

MillionTreesNYC is looking for volunteers to help spread the mulch generated during this event around young street tree beds to help insulate these trees from the cold weather, retain moisture, and provide a decorative addition to neighborhood blocks. You can also pick up bags of mulch to take home with you and use on the trees on your street.

Registration is required. Register online.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Brook Park

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2015-01-10 2015-01-10 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8096, -73.9187 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5490ab2931c2f.jpg Tue, 16 Dec 2014 18:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[MulchFest 2015 Volunteer Tree Stewardship at Conference House Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/10/mulchfest-2015-volunteer-tree-stewardship-at-conference-house-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/10/mulchfest-2015-volunteer-tree-stewardship-at-conference-house-park Date: January 10, 2015

Help care for young street trees during MulchFest 2015!

MillionTreesNYC is looking for volunteers to help spread the mulch generated during this event around young street tree beds to help insulate these trees from the cold weather, retain moisture, and provide a decorative addition to neighborhood blocks. You can also pick up bags of mulch to take home with you and use on the trees on your street.

Registration is required. Register online.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2015-01-10 2015-01-10 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.5026, -74.2518 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5490ab2931c2f.jpg Tue, 16 Dec 2014 18:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[MulchFest 2015 Volunteer Tree Stewardship at Fort Greene Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/10/mulchfest-2015-volunteer-tree-stewardship-at-fort-greene-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/10/mulchfest-2015-volunteer-tree-stewardship-at-fort-greene-park Date: January 10, 2015

Help care for young street trees during MulchFest 2015!

MillionTreesNYC is looking for volunteers to help spread the mulch generated during this event around young street tree beds to help insulate these trees from the cold weather, retain moisture, and provide a decorative addition to neighborhood blocks. You can also pick up bags of mulch to take home with you and use on the trees on your street.

Registration is required. Register online.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Fort Greene Park at Willoughby Avenue (in Fort Greene Park)

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B032 Fort Greene Park 2015-01-10 2015-01-10 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.6917, -73.9736 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5490ab2931c2f.jpg Tue, 16 Dec 2014 18:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[MulchFest 2015 Volunteer Tree Stewardship at McCarren Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/10/mulchfest-2015-volunteer-tree-stewardship-at-mccarren-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/10/mulchfest-2015-volunteer-tree-stewardship-at-mccarren-park Date: January 10, 2015

Help care for young street trees during MulchFest 2015!

MillionTreesNYC is looking for volunteers to help spread the mulch generated during this event around young street tree beds to help insulate these trees from the cold weather, retain moisture, and provide a decorative addition to neighborhood blocks. You can also pick up bags of mulch to take home with you and use on the trees on your street.

Registration is required. Register online.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Driggs Avenue and Lorimer Street (in McCarren Park)

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B058 McCarren Park 2015-01-10 2015-01-10 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.7214, -73.9505 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5490ab2931c2f.jpg Wed, 17 Dec 2014 15:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[MulchFest 2015 Volunteer Tree Stewardship at Prospect Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/10/mulchfest-2015-volunteer-tree-stewardship-at-prospect-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/10/mulchfest-2015-volunteer-tree-stewardship-at-prospect-park Date: January 10, 2015

Help care for young street trees during MulchFest 2015!

MillionTreesNYC is looking for volunteers to help spread the mulch generated during this event around young street tree beds to help insulate these trees from the cold weather, retain moisture, and provide a decorative addition to neighborhood blocks. You can also pick up bags of mulch to take home with you and use on the trees on your street.

Registration is required. Register online.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Prospect Park West & Third Street (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-01-10 2015-01-10 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.6682, -73.9736 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5490ab2931c2f.jpg Wed, 17 Dec 2014 15:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[MulchFest 2015 Volunteer Tree Stewardship at Tompkins Square Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/10/mulchfest-2015-volunteer-tree-stewardship-at-tompkins-square-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/10/mulchfest-2015-volunteer-tree-stewardship-at-tompkins-square-park Date: January 10, 2015

Help care for young street trees during MulchFest 2015!

MillionTreesNYC is looking for volunteers to help spread the mulch generated during this event around young street tree beds to help insulate these trees from the cold weather, retain moisture, and provide a decorative addition to neighborhood blocks. You can also pick up bags of mulch to take home with you and use on the trees on your street.

Registration is required. Register online.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Old Bandshell Lawn (in Tompkins Square Park)

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M088 Tompkins Square Park 2015-01-10 2015-01-10 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.7258, -73.9821 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5490ab2931c2f.jpg Wed, 17 Dec 2014 15:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[MulchFest 2015 Volunteer Tree Stewardship at Travers Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/10/mulchfest-2015-volunteer-tree-stewardship-at-travers-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/10/mulchfest-2015-volunteer-tree-stewardship-at-travers-park Date: January 10, 2015

Help care for young street trees during MulchFest 2015!

MillionTreesNYC is looking for volunteers to help spread the mulch generated during this event around young street tree beds to help insulate these trees from the cold weather, retain moisture, and provide a decorative addition to neighborhood blocks. You can also pick up bags of mulch to take home with you and use on the trees on your street.

Registration is required. Register online.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: 34th Avenue between 77th and 78th Streets (in Travers Park)

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Q303 Travers Park 2015-01-10 2015-01-10 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.7535, -73.8892 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5490ab2931c2f.jpg Wed, 17 Dec 2014 15:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[MulchFest 2015 Volunteer Tree Stewardship at Washington Square Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/10/mulchfest-2015-volunteer-tree-stewardship-at-washington-square-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/10/mulchfest-2015-volunteer-tree-stewardship-at-washington-square-park Date: January 10, 2015

Help care for young street trees during MulchFest 2015!

MillionTreesNYC is looking for volunteers to help spread the mulch generated during this event around young street tree beds to help insulate these trees from the cold weather, retain moisture, and provide a decorative addition to neighborhood blocks. You can also pick up bags of mulch to take home with you and use on the trees on your street.

Registration is required. Register online.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: 5th Avenue and Washington Square North (in Washington Square Park)

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M098 Washington Square Park 2015-01-10 2015-01-10 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.7314, -73.997 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5490ab2931c2f.jpg Wed, 17 Dec 2014 15:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Light Hike: Winter Tree ID]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/10/winter-tree-id-light-hike http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/10/winter-tree-id-light-hike Date: January 10, 2015

Our Urban Park Ranger hiking guides will introduce you to the hidden gems of New York City. On our hikes, you may explore nature, discover our city’s urban forests, or just unplug form the world to clear your head. Enjoy exploring the trees of Kissena Park. Before it was a park, this area was a major tree nursery owned by Samuel Parsons, growing exotics and natives to be planted throughout the city.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

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

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Q024 Kissena Park 2015-01-10 2015-01-10 11:00 am 40.7498, -73.8076 Fri, 12 Dec 2014 18:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Introduction to Bird Watching]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/10/introduction-to-bird-watching http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/10/introduction-to-bird-watching Date: January 10, 2015

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: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-01-10 2015-01-10 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 Wed, 18 Mar 2015 13:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/10/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/10/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park Date: January 10, 2015

See some of the park's most famous landmarks, including Conservatory Water, Bethesda Terrace, the Lake, and Strawberry Fields, on this east-to-west walk. The route involves a few stairs.

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

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

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M010 Central Park 2015-01-10 2015-01-10 12:00 pm 1:30 pm 40.7725, -73.967 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/538cbe0e4c275.jpg Thu, 11 Dec 2014 17:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Citizenship Classes for Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/10/citizenship-classes-for-adults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/10/citizenship-classes-for-adults Date: January 10, 2015

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

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-01-10 2015-01-10 12:30 pm 1:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 19:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Winter Tree Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/10/winter-tree-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/10/winter-tree-walk Date: January 10, 2015

Join a NYC Parks arborist for a winter tree walk through Conference House Park. Winter is a perfect time to appreciate a tree's archictecture, shape and bark colors. The walk will highlight some of the park's wonderful tree species and unique forest habitats.

Start time: 1:00 pm

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 2015-01-10 2015-01-10 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.5026, -74.2518 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/549da9a06aad0.jpg Mon, 29 Dec 2014 18:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Nature's Workshop: Medicinal Plants]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/10/natures-workshop-medicinal-plants http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/10/natures-workshop-medicinal-plants Date: January 10, 2015

This winter, join us for the Nature's Workshop series. Each program in this series explores its topic in depth and allows you to develop a skill, participate in a hands-on project, and indulge your curiosity. All supplies provided. Join the Urban Park Rangers in Van Cortlandt park and learn how common plants have been used by humans throughout history to ease pain and cure disease

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 548-0912

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2015-01-10 2015-01-10 1:00 pm 40.8911, -73.894 Thu, 11 Dec 2014 19:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Riding the Waves Exhibit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/10/open-house-ny-riding-the-waves-exhibit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/10/open-house-ny-riding-the-waves-exhibit Date: January 10, 2015

The new Lenape Gallery at Conference House Park Visitor Center presents Riding the Waves, a new exhibit of the Museum of Maritime Navigation and Communication. The premiere exhibit will feature select pieces from the collection of the museum's founder, Mr. Samir Farag. The exhibit will run through January 2015.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 227-1403

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2015-01-10 2015-01-10 1:00 pm 40.5026, -74.2518 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/546f6a6e167c1.jpg Fri, 21 Nov 2014 12:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Grow to Learn Workshop: Permaculture]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/10/grow-to-learn-workshop-permaculture http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/10/grow-to-learn-workshop-permaculture Date: January 10, 2015

Interested in permaculture, companion planting, spiral gardens and the like, but don’t know where to start? Join Claudia Joseph, founder and Director of the NY Permaculture Exchange, to discuss permaculture principles and design, look at examples of permaculture gardens, and explore applications of permaculture in school gardens.

Schools applying for a Mini-Grant in the February 11th round will be awarded 1 bonus point towards their application’s final review score by attending this workshop.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Old Stone House (in J.J. Byrne Playground)

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B111 J.J. Byrne Playground 2015-01-10 2015-01-10 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.6729, -73.9846 Wed, 17 Dec 2014 11:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Le Petit Zen Art - Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/10/le-petit-zen-artadults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/10/le-petit-zen-artadults Date: January 10, 2015

Participants (16 years old - adult) will create small works of art utilizing multiple mediums.

Works will be created on surfaces measuring 4"x6" or less, utilizing, both conventional and non-conventional materials.

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-01-10 2015-01-10 1:30 pm 3:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 04 Dec 2014 11:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Art Presentation Portfolio Advice]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/10/art-presentation-portfolio-advise http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/10/art-presentation-portfolio-advise Date: January 10, 2015

Artist Simona Lyriti will speak about her work and advise students and artists on selecting works for art school admission/presentation, preparing portfolio, labeling work, and resume writing. This workshop is for those preparing for specialized high schools, art universities and exhibitions.

Start time: 1:30 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 2015-01-10 2015-01-10 1:30 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Family Soccer Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/10/family-soccer-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/10/family-soccer-day Date: January 10, 2015

Families can enjoy an afternoon of friendly soccer compeition. Membership is not required for this free event.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:45 pm

Contact phone: (718) 263-1163

Location: Lost Battalion Hall Recreation Center

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2015-01-10 2015-01-10 2:00 pm 4:45 pm 40.7322, -73.8652 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Remembering Yesterday: Queens and Its World's Fairs]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/10/remembering-yesterday-queens-and-its-worlds-fairs http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/10/remembering-yesterday-queens-and-its-worlds-fairs Date: January 10, 2015

Remembering is both a collective and a personal activity. In this exhibition, both are on display in relation to two World’s Fairs that took place in Flushing, Queens in 1939/40 and 1964/65. Within this exhibition, collective memory is represented by shared experiences of the Fairs and personal memory by the memorabilia drawn from the collections of people who attended and fondly recall the Fairs. While these Fairs were global in scope, their attendees were overwhelmingly local, many residing in Queens. All items on display in the exhibition have either been donated or loaned to the Queens Historical Society by those residents of Queens who attended the Fairs.

Open Tuesdays, Saturdays and Sundays, 2:30 – 4:30 pm. Through May 31, 2015.

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 2015-01-10 2015-01-10 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.7637, -73.824 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/539f45af106a7.jpg Fri, 17 Apr 2015 17:00:15 EDT
<![CDATA[2014 Emerging Artist Fellowship Exhibition at Socrates Sculpture Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/11/eaf14-2014-emerging-artist-fellowship-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/11/eaf14-2014-emerging-artist-fellowship-exhibition Date: January 11, 2015

The annual Emerging Artist Fellowship (EAF) Exhibition is a cornerstone of Socrates Sculpture Park’s visual arts programming and is widely acclaimed for the ambition, breadth, and innovation of the works on view. Featuring fifteen artists, EAF14 is a survey of the compelling and diverse state of sculpture today.

Each EAF14 artist has engaged with the larger narrative of public space in a dynamic and daring way, building upon Socrates Sculpture Park’s goal to present socially aware, inspiring art in the public realm. EAF14 artists were selected through a highly competitive process that attracted a broad field of nearly 300 candidates, reviewed by the park’s curatorial advisors Anne Barlow (Executive Director, Art in General) and Joe Sheftel (Joe Sheftel Gallery, New York). Selected EAF14 artists were awarded a 2014 Emerging Artist Fellowship, including 24/7 access to the park’s outdoor studio and facilities, as well as the financial, technical, and curatorial support to realize his or her most ambitious work possible.

Image credit: Jordan Griska. Dolos. 2014 Emerging Artist Fellowship Exhibition, Socrates Sculpture Park (Queens, 2014). Photo: Nate Dorr.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: Katie Denny Horowitz

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2015-01-11 2015-01-11 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7687, -73.9369 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54b55480939aa.JPG Tue, 13 Jan 2015 18:00:11 EST
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: The Evolution of an Artist]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/11/art-in-the-garden-the-evolution-of-an-artist http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/11/art-in-the-garden-the-evolution-of-an-artist Date: January 11, 2015

From landscapes to portraits to modern abstraction, Elaine Hajian's work consistently expresses the artist's vision through myriad styles and mediums.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-01-11 2015-01-11 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:38 EST
<![CDATA[Winter Birding]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/11/winter-birding http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/11/winter-birding Date: January 11, 2015

The Hudson River valley hosts an impressive diversity of bird species, even during the winter months. Explore Wave Hill’s tranquil gardens and woodlands with naturalist Gabriel Willow to observe birds in their winter habitats. Ages 10 and older welcome with an adult. Birders of all levels welcome! Severe weather cancels. Registration required, online at www.wavehill.org or at the Perkins Visitor Center.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-01-11 2015-01-11 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.8991, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54a2cd431c064.jpg Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:19 EST
<![CDATA[Seal Exploration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/11/seal-exploration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/11/seal-exploration Date: January 11, 2015

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. Exploration Series focuses on unique wildlife viewing opportunities during particular seasons. Winter is an amazing time of year to observe seals in the NY harbor estuary. You may be surprised by what looks like a rock in the distance, is actually a healthy seal.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 319-7258

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2015-01-11 2015-01-11 10:00 am 40.8704, -73.7867 Thu, 11 Dec 2014 19:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Hatha Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/11/hatha-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/11/hatha-yoga Date: January 11, 2015

Reduce stress and increase your energy by focusing on your posture, breath and mind/body/spirit. Classes are led by Yoga for Bliss Director Neem Dewji and other certified instructors, and last for an hour and a quarter. Ms. Dewji is certified in Hatha and Therapeutic Yoga from The Yoga for Health Foundation, England, and The Integral Yoga Institute, NYC. All levels welcome. Sessions are held indoors in winter.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: 718-549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-01-11 2015-01-11 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.8991, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54a2cb0707986.jpg Tue, 30 Dec 2014 18:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Hibernator's Den]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/11/family-art-project-hibernators-den http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/11/family-art-project-hibernators-den Date: January 11, 2015

Get to know your local hibernators through sleepy tales of the season. Then make your own furry bear, bat, toad or hedgehog mask, or fashion a dreamy, woodsy home. PJ’s welcome!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-01-11 2015-01-11 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8987, -73.9125 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54a2cf9d747f0.jpg Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Holiday Train Show]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/11/holiday-train-show http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/11/holiday-train-show Date: January 11, 2015

A 23-year New York tradition where real trains zip past city landmarks in the glow of the great Haupt Conservatory.

Step into a city in miniature featuring more than 150 iconic buildings recreated with bark, leaves, and other natural materials. Marvel over G-scale trains humming along between the Statue of Liberty and Rockefeller Center, traveling on a quarter mile of track as they bring life to this cherished holiday experience. Real trains, real landmarks, real fun—now at NYBG.

Please note: Advance reservations are strongly recommended as tickets do sell out. Purchase tickets here. This exhibition is closed on some Mondays and major holidays.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: New York Botanical Garden

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2015-01-11 2015-01-11 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.8626, -73.8783 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:02 EST
<![CDATA[Fitness Hike (vigorous)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/11/fitness-hike-vigorous http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/11/fitness-hike-vigorous Date: January 11, 2015

Our Urban Park Ranger hiking guides will introduce you to the hidden gems of New York City. On our hikes, you may explore nature, discover our city’s urban forests, or just unplug form the world to clear your head. Hiking programs feature intensity levels ranging from light, to moderate, to vigorous (long distance, with hills and rugged terrain).

Start time: 11:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Parking Area (in High Rock Park)

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R088 High Rock Park 2015-01-11 2015-01-11 11:00 am 40.5839, -74.1254 Fri, 12 Dec 2014 18:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Youth Wheelchair Basketball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/11/youth-wheelchair-basketball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/11/youth-wheelchair-basketball Date: January 11, 2015

NYC Parks' Chelsea Recreation Center is starting a new sports program for children with physical disabilities ages 6-21. Come out and learn to play wheelchair basketball with the New York Rollin' Fury! There are sportschairs available for use at Chelsea Recreation Center, if needed.

For more information, contact Emmanuel Diaz at Emmanuel.Diaz@parks.nyc.gov or (212) 255-3705.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 255-3705

Location: Chelsea Recreation Center

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M260 Chelsea Recreation Center 2015-01-11 2015-01-11 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.7483, -74.0022 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:57 EST
<![CDATA[North Manhattan Parks Super Hike]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/11/north-manhattan-parks-super-hike-moderate http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/11/north-manhattan-parks-super-hike-moderate Date: January 11, 2015

Each season we feature some of the Rangers' favorite Weekend Adventure experiences. Discover the hidden gems found in the parks of northern Manhattan. Hikers will see the old rock shelters used by Lenape Natives at Inwood Hill Park, observe the Cloisters building in Fort Tryon Park, and finish at the legendary Little Red Lighthouse.

Registration required. To register visit www.nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Saturday, January 3rd.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Inwood Hill Park

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2015-01-11 2015-01-11 11:00 am 40.873, -73.9254 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:11 EST
<![CDATA[Meditation at Wave Hill]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/11/meditation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/11/meditation Date: January 11, 2015

Let nature inspire you to find your center and reconnect with your true self using guided mindfulness and other meditation practices. Each session includes instruction in simple techniques, followed by guided meditations. Led by Yoga for Bliss director Neem Dewji and other qualified instructors. Sessions are held indoors. All levels welcome.

Start time: 11:45 am

End time: 12:45 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-01-11 2015-01-11 11:45 am 12:45 pm 40.8991, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54a2ca081fa04.jpg Wed, 31 Dec 2014 19:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Northern Forts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/11/central-park-tour-northern-forts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/11/central-park-tour-northern-forts Date: January 11, 2015

History buffs will love this tour of key sites in the American Revolution and the War of 1812 and learning about the rich pre-Central Park history of the Harlem Meer and its surrounds.

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

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2015-01-11 2015-01-11 12:00 pm 1:30 pm 40.7968, -73.9515 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/530fede1b969d.jpg Thu, 11 Dec 2014 17:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Build a Birdfeeder]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/11/build-a-birdfeeder http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/11/build-a-birdfeeder Date: January 11, 2015

This winter, join the Urban Park Rangers for the Nature's Workshop series. Each program in this series explores its topic in depth and allows you to develop a skill, participate in a hands-on project, and indulge your curiosity. All supplies provided. Learn about winter birds in your neighborhood and what they like to eat. Build your very own bird feeder from recycled materials. Participants chosen by lottery. To enter your name in the lottery, visit www.nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Thursday, January 1st.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Marine Park at E. 36th Street (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2015-01-11 2015-01-11 1:00 pm 40.6054, -73.9276 Thu, 11 Dec 2014 17:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Riding the Waves Exhibit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/11/open-house-ny-riding-the-waves-exhibit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/11/open-house-ny-riding-the-waves-exhibit Date: January 11, 2015

The new Lenape Gallery at Conference House Park Visitor Center presents Riding the Waves, a new exhibit of the Museum of Maritime Navigation and Communication. The premiere exhibit will feature select pieces from the collection of the museum's founder, Mr. Samir Farag. The exhibit will run through January 2015.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 227-1403

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2015-01-11 2015-01-11 1:00 pm 40.5026, -74.2518 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/546f6a6e167c1.jpg Fri, 21 Nov 2014 12:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Recycled & Repurposed Children’s Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/11/recycled-repurposed-childrens-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/11/recycled-repurposed-childrens-crafts Date: January 11, 2015

After dropping off items at the E-Waste Event, join us in the Education Building where we’ll be making children’s crafts out of recycled and repurposed items.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-01-11 2015-01-11 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Tue, 16 Dec 2014 14:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Who's Awake? Family Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/11/whos-awake-family-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/11/whos-awake-family-walk Date: January 11, 2015

After the Family Art Project, continue exploring the theme on a family-friendly walk through the gardens or woodlands. Many insects and other animals struggle to survive during winter’s chilliest temperatures. Join naturalist and educator Gabriel Willow on a walk through the gardens and woodlands to discover who’s awake. Ages six and older welcome with an adult.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-01-11 2015-01-11 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.8991, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54a2d2bcc8dc3.jpg Wed, 31 Dec 2014 19:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/11/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/11/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour Date: January 11, 2015

Travel past the Pond and Gapstow Bridge, and onto the Dairy on this trip through the southern Central Park highlights. The route involves moderate inclines and some stairs.

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

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 2:45 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

Location: Inside the Park at Fifth Avenue and 61st Street (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-01-11 2015-01-11 2:00 pm 2:45 pm 40.7655, -73.9722 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53063cd04714f.jpg Thu, 11 Dec 2014 17:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Concert: Parker Quartet]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/11/concert-parker-quartet http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/11/concert-parker-quartet Date: January 11, 2015

Lauded by The Boston Globe for its “pinpoint precision and spectacular sense of urgency,” the Parker Quartet enjoys a full touring schedule and a residency at Harvard University. The Quartet was a Grammy Award-winner for “Best Chamber Music Performance” of 2011. For its second visit to Armor Hall, the ensemble is joined by guest artists to present Schubert’s beloved masterpiece The Trout Quintet.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-01-11 2015-01-11 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.8987, -73.9125 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54a2d303719aa.jpg Fri, 02 Jan 2015 15:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Garden and Conservatory Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/11/garden-and-conservatory-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/11/garden-and-conservatory-highlights-walk Date: January 11, 2015

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-01-11 2015-01-11 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.8991, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54a2ce0360517.jpg Fri, 02 Jan 2015 15:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Remembering Yesterday: Queens and Its World's Fairs]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/11/remembering-yesterday-queens-and-its-worlds-fairs http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/11/remembering-yesterday-queens-and-its-worlds-fairs Date: January 11, 2015

Remembering is both a collective and a personal activity. In this exhibition, both are on display in relation to two World’s Fairs that took place in Flushing, Queens in 1939/40 and 1964/65. Within this exhibition, collective memory is represented by shared experiences of the Fairs and personal memory by the memorabilia drawn from the collections of people who attended and fondly recall the Fairs. While these Fairs were global in scope, their attendees were overwhelmingly local, many residing in Queens. All items on display in the exhibition have either been donated or loaned to the Queens Historical Society by those residents of Queens who attended the Fairs.

Open Tuesdays, Saturdays and Sundays, 2:30 – 4:30 pm. Through May 31, 2015.

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 2015-01-11 2015-01-11 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.7637, -73.824 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/539f45af106a7.jpg Fri, 17 Apr 2015 17:00:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Winter Chamber Music at Bartow-Pell]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/11/winter-chamber-music-at-bartowpell http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/11/winter-chamber-music-at-bartowpell Date: January 11, 2015

Award-winning classical guitarist and composer Jay Kauffman performs Mozart to Merlin, as well as a few of his own pieces.

Start time: 4:30 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 885-1461

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2015-01-11 2015-01-11 4:30 pm 40.8705, -73.8109 Tue, 23 Dec 2014 18:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[2014 Emerging Artist Fellowship Exhibition at Socrates Sculpture Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/12/eaf14-2014-emerging-artist-fellowship-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/12/eaf14-2014-emerging-artist-fellowship-exhibition Date: January 12, 2015

The annual Emerging Artist Fellowship (EAF) Exhibition is a cornerstone of Socrates Sculpture Park’s visual arts programming and is widely acclaimed for the ambition, breadth, and innovation of the works on view. Featuring fifteen artists, EAF14 is a survey of the compelling and diverse state of sculpture today.

Each EAF14 artist has engaged with the larger narrative of public space in a dynamic and daring way, building upon Socrates Sculpture Park’s goal to present socially aware, inspiring art in the public realm. EAF14 artists were selected through a highly competitive process that attracted a broad field of nearly 300 candidates, reviewed by the park’s curatorial advisors Anne Barlow (Executive Director, Art in General) and Joe Sheftel (Joe Sheftel Gallery, New York). Selected EAF14 artists were awarded a 2014 Emerging Artist Fellowship, including 24/7 access to the park’s outdoor studio and facilities, as well as the financial, technical, and curatorial support to realize his or her most ambitious work possible.

Image credit: Jordan Griska. Dolos. 2014 Emerging Artist Fellowship Exhibition, Socrates Sculpture Park (Queens, 2014). Photo: Nate Dorr.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: Katie Denny Horowitz

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2015-01-12 2015-01-12 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7687, -73.9369 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54b55480939aa.JPG Tue, 13 Jan 2015 18:00:11 EST
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: The Evolution of an Artist]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/12/art-in-the-garden-the-evolution-of-an-artist http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/12/art-in-the-garden-the-evolution-of-an-artist Date: January 12, 2015

From landscapes to portraits to modern abstraction, Elaine Hajian's work consistently expresses the artist's vision through myriad styles and mediums.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-01-12 2015-01-12 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:38 EST
<![CDATA[Wave Hill Members Trip: MOMA PS1]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/12/wave-hill-members-trip-moma-ps1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/12/wave-hill-members-trip-moma-ps1 Date: January 12, 2015

No more pencils, no more books; instead, this school is filled with today’s most significant art.

MoMA PS1’s building was transformed from an old school house into an exhibition space for contemporary art in 1971. The day includes a guided tour of MoMA PS1 as well as visits to nearby Brooklyn artist studios.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-01-12 2015-01-12 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.8987, -73.9125 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54a2d7fc836be.jpg Tue, 06 Jan 2015 16:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Monday Movement]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/12/monday-movement http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/12/monday-movement Date: January 12, 2015

Get the week started off right in this low-impact, chair aerobics class. Perfect for seniors or those with limited mobility. Open to adults and seniors.

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 485-4633

Location: Brownsville Recreation Center (in Brownsville Playground)

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B270 Brownsville Playground 2015-01-12 2015-01-12 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.6566, -73.902 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:34 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/12/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/12/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park Date: January 12, 2015

See some of the park's most famous landmarks, including Conservatory Water, Bethesda Terrace, the Lake, and Strawberry Fields, on this east-to-west walk. The route involves a few stairs.

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

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

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M010 Central Park 2015-01-12 2015-01-12 12:00 pm 1:30 pm 40.7725, -73.967 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/538cbe0e4c275.jpg Thu, 11 Dec 2014 17:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Adapted Swim Program for People with Disabilities at Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/12/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/12/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities Date: January 12, 2015

The Adapted Aquatics program offers aquatic exercise therapy that ranges from gentle water walking to aerobic-type exercise which improves range of motion, felxibility, mobilty, muscle tone, coordination, focus and strength. It also offers swim instruction that focuses on becoming comfortable in the water and learning basic swimming and safety skills.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 760-6969 ext. 0

Location: Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center

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M063 Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center 2015-01-12 2015-01-12 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.7715, -73.9885 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:17 EST
<![CDATA[Riding the Waves Exhibit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/12/open-house-ny-riding-the-waves-exhibit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/12/open-house-ny-riding-the-waves-exhibit Date: January 12, 2015

The new Lenape Gallery at Conference House Park Visitor Center presents Riding the Waves, a new exhibit of the Museum of Maritime Navigation and Communication. The premiere exhibit will feature select pieces from the collection of the museum's founder, Mr. Samir Farag. The exhibit will run through January 2015.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 227-1403

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2015-01-12 2015-01-12 1:00 pm 40.5026, -74.2518 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/546f6a6e167c1.jpg Tue, 23 Dec 2014 14:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Sit Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/12/sit-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/12/sit-aerobics Date: January 12, 2015

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

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

Start time: 2:15 pm

End time: 3:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 387-7687

Location: Hamilton Fish Recreation Center (in Hamilton Fish Park)

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M033 Hamilton Fish Park 2015-01-12 2015-01-12 2:15 pm 3:15 pm 40.7198, -73.9818 Mon, 16 Mar 2015 14:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[National Multiple Sclerosis Society: Southern New York Chapter Level 2 Wellness Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/12/national-multiple-sclerosis-society-southern-new-york-chapter-level-2-wellness-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/12/national-multiple-sclerosis-society-southern-new-york-chapter-level-2-wellness-class Date: January 12, 2015

Level 2 programs are for those who want to focus on a more advanced fitness regimen. These exercises are done from a standing position or while lying on the floor or mat. These activities are minimally modified and you must be able to move from a standing position to the floor or mat independently.

Our wellness programs are a 22 to 24-week format, and incorporate a holistic approach to promote wellness of mind, body and spirit. Classes will employ similar modalities of movement like yoga, Pilates and aerobic exercise. Guest classes on Reiki, stress management, tai chi and other subjects will provide an enhanced, comprehensive experience for all participants. All classes are designed to tone and strengthen muscles, with a focus on strength and cardiovascular fitness. Light weights and exercise bands are often used.

Register here.

Start time: 6:15 pm

End time: 7:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 453-3247

Location: McCarren Play Center (in McCarren Park)

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B058 McCarren Park 2015-01-12 2015-01-12 6:15 pm 7:15 pm 40.7201, -73.95 Mon, 16 Mar 2015 14:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/13/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/13/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park2 Date: January 13, 2015

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 2015-01-13 2015-01-13 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.8606, -73.9338 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5395c8d750ccf.jpg Fri, 13 Mar 2015 11:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[2014 Emerging Artist Fellowship Exhibition at Socrates Sculpture Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/13/eaf14-2014-emerging-artist-fellowship-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/13/eaf14-2014-emerging-artist-fellowship-exhibition Date: January 13, 2015

The annual Emerging Artist Fellowship (EAF) Exhibition is a cornerstone of Socrates Sculpture Park’s visual arts programming and is widely acclaimed for the ambition, breadth, and innovation of the works on view. Featuring fifteen artists, EAF14 is a survey of the compelling and diverse state of sculpture today.

Each EAF14 artist has engaged with the larger narrative of public space in a dynamic and daring way, building upon Socrates Sculpture Park’s goal to present socially aware, inspiring art in the public realm. EAF14 artists were selected through a highly competitive process that attracted a broad field of nearly 300 candidates, reviewed by the park’s curatorial advisors Anne Barlow (Executive Director, Art in General) and Joe Sheftel (Joe Sheftel Gallery, New York). Selected EAF14 artists were awarded a 2014 Emerging Artist Fellowship, including 24/7 access to the park’s outdoor studio and facilities, as well as the financial, technical, and curatorial support to realize his or her most ambitious work possible.

Image credit: Jordan Griska. Dolos. 2014 Emerging Artist Fellowship Exhibition, Socrates Sculpture Park (Queens, 2014). Photo: Nate Dorr.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: Katie Denny Horowitz

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2015-01-13 2015-01-13 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7687, -73.9369 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54b55480939aa.JPG Tue, 13 Jan 2015 18:00:11 EST
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: The Evolution of an Artist]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/13/art-in-the-garden-the-evolution-of-an-artist http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/13/art-in-the-garden-the-evolution-of-an-artist Date: January 13, 2015

From landscapes to portraits to modern abstraction, Elaine Hajian's work consistently expresses the artist's vision through myriad styles and mediums.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-01-13 2015-01-13 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:39 EST
<![CDATA[2nd Whimsical Winter Wonder...Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/13/whimsical-winter-wonderexhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/13/whimsical-winter-wonderexhibition Date: January 13, 2015

The Poe Park Visitor Center is proud to announce our second year of Whimsical Winter Wonder.

Through paintings, photography, sculpture and various other mediums, fourteen established and emerging artists express their interpretation of winter, wonder and whimsy. This exhibition will charm and delight, even the youngest of art aficionados. Don't miss the show

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-01-13 2015-01-13 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/547f36502d998.jpg Wed, 03 Dec 2014 12:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Art Workshop: Nature Photography - Session 1]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/13/art-workshop-nature-photography-session-1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/13/art-workshop-nature-photography-session-1 Date: January 13, 2015

Artists have long enjoyed depicting arrangements of fruit, vegetables, flowers and everyday objects on canvas and film.

In this workshop, “Arranging Still Life,” photographer Benjamin Swett turns Wave Hill's Toscanini Room into an indoor studio to give students a chance to practice their compositional skills.

Through demonstrations, slide lectures, hands-on assignments, and reviews of students’ work, explore techniques of still life photography including lighting, depth of field, contrast and color.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-01-13 2015-01-13 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8987, -73.9125 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54a2d4f4dc782.jpg Tue, 06 Jan 2015 16:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: DIY Block Printing Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/13/arts-culture-fun-diy-block-printing-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/13/arts-culture-fun-diy-block-printing-workshop Date: January 13, 2015

Join us for a DIY block printing and stamp making workshop with the Art Students League’s Daniel Colon. Handmade stamps are great for block printing customized wrapping paper, gift tags, fabric totes, clothing, prints and more. We’ll conceptualize, design, cut, and test out our stamps on recycled and handmade paper, and you’ll take home your newly created stamp so you can create more prints at home. We’ll provide all the materials needed to create your handmade stamps and several prints on paper. If you have special paper, cards, or other flat printable materials, feel free to bring them to the workshop to try out.

Daniel Colon is a multi-talented visual artist with experience in both commercial and fine art. Daniel studied at The Art Students League and Hunter College and is a recipient of the Xavier Gonzalez and Ethel Edwards Grant. His master of traditional mediums and the human form lend his work an incredible sense of quality and craft, capable of conveying a wide array of visual concepts.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:45 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitors Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-01-13 2015-01-13 10:00 am 11:45 am 40.865, -73.8947 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/548f0af668773.jpg Mon, 15 Dec 2014 18:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[DIY Block Printing #2]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/13/diy-block-printing-2daniel-colon http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/13/diy-block-printing-2daniel-colon Date: January 13, 2015

Join us for a DIY block printing workshop with Art Student League's Daniel Colon. Handmade stamps are great for block printing wrapping paper, gift tags, fabric totes, etc. This event is in partnership with the Art Students League:Seeds of the League and is free and open to the public.

Call or email Lucy Aponte to register

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:45 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-01-13 2015-01-13 10:00 am 11:45 am 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 05 Jan 2015 17:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Holiday Train Show]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/13/holiday-train-show http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/13/holiday-train-show Date: January 13, 2015

A 23-year New York tradition where real trains zip past city landmarks in the glow of the great Haupt Conservatory.

Step into a city in miniature featuring more than 150 iconic buildings recreated with bark, leaves, and other natural materials. Marvel over G-scale trains humming along between the Statue of Liberty and Rockefeller Center, traveling on a quarter mile of track as they bring life to this cherished holiday experience. Real trains, real landmarks, real fun—now at NYBG.

Please note: Advance reservations are strongly recommended as tickets do sell out. Purchase tickets here. This exhibition is closed on some Mondays and major holidays.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: New York Botanical Garden

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2015-01-13 2015-01-13 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.8626, -73.8783 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:02 EST
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Central Park Tour: West Side Stories]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/13/central-park-tour-west-side-stories http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/13/central-park-tour-west-side-stories Date: January 13, 2015

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

Discover some of the secret spots that West Siders know all-too-well: a lost village, a poetic garden, the Oak Bridge, and a tear drop-shaped landscape that memorializes a fallen musical icon. The route involves moderate inclines and a few stairs.

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

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

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

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M010 Central Park 2015-01-13 2015-01-13 12:00 pm 1:30 pm 40.782, -73.9714 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51d70601d1d92.jpg Mon, 12 Jan 2015 15:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Abs Workout]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/13/abs-work-out http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/13/abs-work-out Date: January 13, 2015

Exercise workout focusing on abs, especially strength training your core

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-01-13 2015-01-13 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:15 EST
<![CDATA[Riding the Waves Exhibit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/13/open-house-ny-riding-the-waves-exhibit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/13/open-house-ny-riding-the-waves-exhibit Date: January 13, 2015

The new Lenape Gallery at Conference House Park Visitor Center presents Riding the Waves, a new exhibit of the Museum of Maritime Navigation and Communication. The premiere exhibit will feature select pieces from the collection of the museum's founder, Mr. Samir Farag. The exhibit will run through January 2015.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 227-1403

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2015-01-13 2015-01-13 1:00 pm 40.5026, -74.2518 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/546f6a6e167c1.jpg Fri, 21 Nov 2014 12:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Meditation and Hatha Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/13/meditationtasha-valentin http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/13/meditationtasha-valentin Date: January 13, 2015

Join us and learn some basic Hatha Yoga techniques to initiate relaxation. Learn how to influence changes within our physical and emotional responses to stress. The focus of the class will be breathing, sound, and mindfullness.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 1:45 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-01-13 2015-01-13 1:00 pm 1:45 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:10 EST
<![CDATA[Le Petit Zen Art Workshop for Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/13/le-petit-zen-art-workshop-for-adults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/13/le-petit-zen-art-workshop-for-adults Date: January 13, 2015

Through drawings, paintings and other techniques, adult participants will create miniature works (4”x6” or less) of Zen art. The instructing artist Lucy Aponte will demonstrate how to create intricate, delicate works, using repeating, strokes and patterns, creating detailed miniature art for display at home. There will be very minimal use of color, for a more dramatic effect.

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 2015-01-13 2015-01-13 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:10 EST