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 Sun, 19 Apr 2015 14:19:41 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[Art In the Garden: Paul Lin & Botanical Therapeutic Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/27/art-in-the-garden-paul-lin-botanical-therapeutic-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/27/art-in-the-garden-paul-lin-botanical-therapeutic-art Date: February 27, 2015

Blending fine art and traditional crafts, Lin explores natural materials, transforming them into stunning landscapes and portraits. Watch for news about an art workshop and closing reception in the Spring Calendar and on our website

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-02-27 2015-02-27 9:00 am 4:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Mon, 15 Dec 2014 18:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Momofuku Milk Bar Pop-Up in Madison Square Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/27/momofuku-milk-bar-popup-in-madison-square-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/27/momofuku-milk-bar-popup-in-madison-square-park Date: February 27, 2015

This temporary sweets shop will feature cereal-milk hot chocolate, hot cider with miso butterscotch, birthday cake truffles, and much more.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Madison Square Park

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M052 Madison Square Park 2015-02-27 2015-02-27 10:00 am 8:00 pm 40.7413, -73.9884 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54c9699f66c06.jpg Wed, 28 Jan 2015 19:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Native Ensemble: Artists Chronicle Staten Island's Natural Spaces]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/27/native-ensemble-artists-chronicle-staten-islands-natural-spaces http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/27/native-ensemble-artists-chronicle-staten-islands-natural-spaces Date: February 27, 2015

NYC Parks is pleased to present the exhibition: “Native Ensemble: Artists Chronicle Staten Island’s Natural Spaces”, featuring local Staten Island artists that will run from February 13 – March 29, 2015, with an opening reception on Thursday, February 12th from 7-9 p.m. in the Lenape Gallery at the Conference House Park Visitor Center. The exhibition is curated by Sarah Yuster.

The eight artists featured in the show: David DiLillo, Ann Marie McDonnell, Michael McWeeney, Gail Middleton, Bill Murphy, Kristi Pfister, Melissa West and Sarah Yuster will present inspired 2-D and 3-D works created in a variety of art mediums that explore Staten Island’s natural elements and open spaces in conventional and unconventional techniques. Allusions to the human narrative in these works give way in an effort to shape the poetic and elusive concept of time and nature.

Lenape Gallery hours are Tuesday – Friday 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., and Saturday, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. For additional information please contact Frank Gessner at (718) 227-1463.

Image: Gail Middleton, Raritan Bay: View from the Conference House

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2015-02-27 2015-02-27 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.5026, -74.2518 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54ca6156371aa.jpg Tue, 10 Feb 2015 11:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Tai Chi Class for Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/27/tai-chiadults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/27/tai-chiadults Date: February 27, 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 2015-02-27 2015-02-27 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/2015/02/27/shape-up-nyc-cardio-toning http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/27/shape-up-nyc-cardio-toning Date: February 27, 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 2015-02-27 2015-02-27 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:14 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/27/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/27/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: February 27, 2015

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 2015-02-27 2015-02-27 12:00 pm 1:30 pm 40.7691, -73.9741 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/549d9639c1b0c.jpg Mon, 29 Dec 2014 18:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Adapted Swim Program for People with Disabilities at Roy Wilkins Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/27/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities4 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/27/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities4 Date: February 27, 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: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

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

Location: Roy Wilkins Recreation Center

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Q448 Roy Wilkins Recreation Center 2015-02-27 2015-02-27 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.6881, -73.7701 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:21 EST
<![CDATA[Creative Writing Short Stories Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/27/creative-writing-short-stories-fictionnon-fictionadults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/27/creative-writing-short-stories-fictionnon-fictionadults Date: February 27, 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 2015-02-27 2015-02-27 1:30 pm 3:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Adapted Swim Program for People with Disabilities at Metropolitan Pool & Fitness Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/27/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/27/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities2 Date: February 27, 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: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 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 2015-02-27 2015-02-27 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.715, -73.9603 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:20 EST
<![CDATA[Adapted Swim Programs for People with Disabilities at Hansborough Pool & Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/27/adapted-swim-programs-for-people-with-disabilities http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/27/adapted-swim-programs-for-people-with-disabilities Date: February 27, 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: 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 2015-02-27 2015-02-27 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.8128, -73.9393 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:22 EST
<![CDATA[Seasonal Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/27/seasonal-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/27/seasonal-crafts Date: February 27, 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 2015-02-27 2015-02-27 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:15 EST
<![CDATA[Adapted Swim Program for People with Disabilities at Asser Levy Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/27/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/27/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities Date: February 27, 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 2015-02-27 2015-02-27 3:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7361, -73.9757 Mon, 08 Dec 2014 13:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Adapted Swim Program for People with Disabilities at St. Mary's Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/27/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/27/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities3 Date: February 27, 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 2015-02-27 2015-02-27 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/2015/02/27/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/27/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities1 Date: February 27, 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 (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2015-02-27 2015-02-27 5:30 pm 6:30 pm 40.7516, -73.8372 Mon, 16 Mar 2015 14:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[2014 Emerging Artist Fellowship Exhibition at Socrates Sculpture Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/28/eaf14-2014-emerging-artist-fellowship-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/28/eaf14-2014-emerging-artist-fellowship-exhibition Date: February 28, 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 2015-02-28 2015-02-28 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7687, -73.9369 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54b55480939aa.JPG Tue, 13 Jan 2015 18:00:14 EST
<![CDATA[ESL Beginners Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/28/esl-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/28/esl-class Date: February 28, 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 2015-02-28 2015-02-28 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 12 Feb 2015 17:00:09 EST
<![CDATA[Latinos In Comics Exhibiton]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/28/latinos-in-comics-exhibiton http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/28/latinos-in-comics-exhibiton Date: February 28, 2015

Over fifty pieces of work by Latinos in the comic book industry will be on display at the Poe Park Visitor Center.

This group has a huge following in the world of Comic Con and cosplay. The exhibit, curated by Ray Felix of the Bronx Heroes Comic Con, features daily screenings of Zorro films from the golden age serials to the contemporaty silver screen.

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 2015-02-28 2015-02-28 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54f750e602955.jpg Mon, 23 Mar 2015 14:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Van Cortlandt Track Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/28/van-cortlandt-track-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/28/van-cortlandt-track-club Date: February 28, 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 2015-02-28 2015-02-28 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/2015/02/28/greenmarket-at-grand-army-plaza http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/28/greenmarket-at-grand-army-plaza Date: February 28, 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 2015-02-28 2015-02-28 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/2015/02/28/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/28/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park1 Date: February 28, 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 2015-02-28 2015-02-28 8:30 am 9:30 am 40.8606, -73.9338 Thu, 12 Mar 2015 16:00:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Art In the Garden: Paul Lin & Botanical Therapeutic Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/28/art-in-the-garden-paul-lin-botanical-therapeutic-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/28/art-in-the-garden-paul-lin-botanical-therapeutic-art Date: February 28, 2015

Blending fine art and traditional crafts, Lin explores natural materials, transforming them into stunning landscapes and portraits. Watch for news about an art workshop and closing reception in the Spring Calendar and on our website

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-02-28 2015-02-28 9:00 am 4:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Mon, 15 Dec 2014 18:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC Zumba]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/28/zumba http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/28/zumba Date: February 28, 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 2015-02-28 2015-02-28 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:19 EST
<![CDATA[Health and Race Walking]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/28/health-and-race-walking http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/28/health-and-race-walking Date: February 28, 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 2015-02-28 2015-02-28 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[GreenThumb Garden Registration & License Renewal]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/28/greenthumb-garden-registration-license-renewal http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/28/greenthumb-garden-registration-license-renewal Date: February 28, 2015

All GreenThumb gardens under the jurisdiction of the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation hold licenses that are set to expire on December 31, 2014.

This registration session will allow all GreenThumb gardens on city property to update their registration. Gardeners will only be able to sign new licenses once registration forms have been reviewed and all materials are complete including membership lists, open hours, and the general rules and requirements of joining and being an active member of the garden.

Membership lists must include at least 10 garden members with full contact information for primary contacts, including mailing or e-mail addresses for regular garden members.

Gardens must update their registration in order to remain in good standing (with no violations) to be eligible to receive supplies, assistance, and services.

RSVP here.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 788-8070

Location: GrowNYC Conference Room

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2015-02-28 2015-02-28 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.7137, -74.0055 Fri, 23 Jan 2015 18:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Give the Winter Bird a Home and a Feeder]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/28/family-art-project-give-the-winter-bird-a-home-and-a-feeder http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/28/family-art-project-give-the-winter-bird-a-home-and-a-feeder Date: February 28, 2015

Learn about how local birds survive the winter. Which ones stay and which ones go?

Using recycled materials, make a little home or feeder for those who stay, and decorate it with natural materials to welcome in your new feathery friends.

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 2015-02-28 2015-02-28 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8987, -73.9125 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54c144fe58ed6.jpg Fri, 23 Jan 2015 18:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Tai Chi Chuan]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/28/tai-chi-chuan http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/28/tai-chi-chuan Date: February 28, 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 2015-02-28 2015-02-28 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.8991, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54c65bfd8e68c.jpg Mon, 26 Jan 2015 16:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[The Orchid Show: Chandeliers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/28/the-orchid-show-chandeliers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/28/the-orchid-show-chandeliers Date: February 28, 2015

The elegance of the orchid in all its myriad forms returns to the New York Botanical Garden this year with an aerial display unlike any other.

Explore an expanded showcase of hanging designs inside the Haupt Conservatory before stepping outside to enjoy a complementary schedule of events and activities. Inspired dance performances, poetry, hands-on orchid care demonstrations, and shopping fill the daylight hours, while the return of our popular Orchid Evenings ensures many memorable celebrations after the sun has set.

Please note: The Garden is open year-round, Tuesday to Sunday, 10 a.m.–6 p.m. (Winter hours: 10 a.m.–5 p.m., mid January–February), and Monday April 6, 2015.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 817-8700

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2015-02-28 2015-02-28 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.8597, -73.8806 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54d10e3534a82.jpg Wed, 18 Mar 2015 12:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Momofuku Milk Bar Pop-Up in Madison Square Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/28/momofuku-milk-bar-popup-in-madison-square-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/28/momofuku-milk-bar-popup-in-madison-square-park Date: February 28, 2015

This temporary sweets shop will feature cereal-milk hot chocolate, hot cider with miso butterscotch, birthday cake truffles, and much more.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Madison Square Park

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M052 Madison Square Park 2015-02-28 2015-02-28 10:00 am 8:00 pm 40.7413, -73.9884 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54c9699f66c06.jpg Wed, 28 Jan 2015 19:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[ESL Advanced Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/28/esl-advanced http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/28/esl-advanced Date: February 28, 2015

The focus of this class will be on sharpening English language speaking, reading comprehension, and writing for Spanish-speaking adults with good conversational writing and reading skills.

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 2015-02-28 2015-02-28 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 19:00:08 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC Body Sculpting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/28/shape-up-nyc-body-sculpting http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/28/shape-up-nyc-body-sculpting Date: February 28, 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 2015-02-28 2015-02-28 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:13 EST
<![CDATA[Lunar New Year at Queens Zoo]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/28/lunar-new-year-at-queens-zoo http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/28/lunar-new-year-at-queens-zoo Date: February 28, 2015

The WCS’s (Wildlife Conservation Society) Queens Zoo is celebrating the year of the sheep with special activities to ring in the Lunar New Year.

Activities include:

Lunar New Year Zodiac Scavenger Hunt - 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Visitors will use a scavenger hunt map to search for answers about zoo animals that might also be represented in the lunar zodiac. Those who complete the hunt will receive a prize.

Crafts - 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Paper lantern and sheep-themed crafts are part of the weekend’s festivities.

Calligraphy - 11:30 a.m. and 3:45 p.m.
Professional artists will discuss the importance of calligraphy in Chinese and other Asian cultures, and show visitors how to say their names in Chinese.

Chinese Theatre Works Performances - 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.
On Saturday, the local theater group will perform a cultural music and dance show, complete with a traditional dragon puppet parade.

Puppet Show - 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.
Chinese Theatre Works comes back on Sunday to present “Hao Bang Ah, Sheep!,” a sheep-themed puppet show.

Sheep Encounters - 2:30 p.m.
Keepers will be on the farm to discuss facts about the zoo’s Jacob’s four-horned, Suffolk, and miniature Southdown sheep.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 271-1500

Location: Queens Zoo

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2015-02-28 2015-02-28 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.7436, -73.8506 Tue, 17 Feb 2015 14:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Grow to Learn Workshop: Bed Building for Beginners]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/28/grow-to-learn-workshop-bed-building-for-beginners http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/28/grow-to-learn-workshop-bed-building-for-beginners Date: February 28, 2015

Planning for a Spring build day, but new to building raised beds? Join Grow to Learn as we cover all the bed building basics: materials and sourcing, tool use and safety, and construction. We'll use the skills taught in the workshop to construct a raised bed on site!

Schools registered with Grow to Learn will be able to request soil, lumber, and compost. Requests for soil and compost will be filled based on neighborhood eligibility. Requests will be delivered in late Spring or early summer, on a first come, first served basis.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: The Environmental Study Center

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2015-02-28 2015-02-28 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.6216, -73.9088 Tue, 03 Feb 2015 13:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[National Girls and Women in Sports Day: Game On!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/28/game-on http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/28/game-on Date: February 28, 2015

Celebrate the incredible achievements of female athletes!

NYC Parks offers this event for free in honor of National Girls and Women in Sports Day.

People of all ages and genders are welcome. Kids will get instruction in sports like volleyball and soccer from collegiate athletes. Plus, there'll be fun fitness classes that adults can do too, so bring the whole family! You'll also hear the inspiring stories of women who made their mark in the world of athletics.

Schedule

11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.: Street hockey, softball, yoga, and zumba
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.: Rugby, golf, wheelchair basketball, swim clinic, and juggling
1:00 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.: Kayaking, juggling, golf and athlete panel
1:45 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.: Kayaking, golf, volleyball, wrestling, lacrosse and fishing & birding
2:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.: Kayaking, volleyball, wrestling, lacrosse and fishing & birding

Special note: Activities include aquatic sports for kids, so if you're interested, please ensure your kids bring a swimsuit, swim cap and towel for the swimming pool. Those items are mandatory to participate.

Arrive early on to receive a free t-shirt. RSVP is strongly encouraged, but not required. To let us know you're coming, or to get more information, please call the Manhattan Recreation office at (212) 408-0243.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 408-0243

Location: Chelsea Recreation Center

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M260 Chelsea Recreation Center 2015-02-28 2015-02-28 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.7483, -74.0022 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54d136f252a04.jpg Fri, 27 Feb 2015 17:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Gargoyles and Green Men: Portraits of Wood and Stone]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/28/gargoyles-and-green-men-portraits-of-wood-and-stone http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/28/gargoyles-and-green-men-portraits-of-wood-and-stone Date: February 28, 2015

Discover the mystery and architectural history of the stone faces that have been keeping watch outside churches of Europe for centuries. Then explore the ancient symbol of sanctity of nature known as the "Green Man" at this two-part charcoal drawing class. Registration and pre-payment required.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2015-02-28 2015-02-28 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.5884, -74.1391 Tue, 17 Feb 2015 19:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Bronx Parks Speak Up]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/28/bronx-parks-speak-up http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/28/bronx-parks-speak-up Date: February 28, 2015

The Bronx Parks Speak Up is an annual community networking conference for park and environmental stakeholders. Organized by the Bronx Coalition for Parks and Green Spaces, this day-long event draws over 250 Bronx residents, elected officials and agency personnel. It gives its attendees the chance to learn about government and non-government resources and participate in face-to-face discussions with city and local elected and appointed officials.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Lehman College Faculty Dining Room, Music Building

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2015-02-28 2015-02-28 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.8734, -73.8894 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54d3c935a8a7b.jpg Fri, 06 Feb 2015 19:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[ESL Intermediate Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/28/esl-intermediate http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/28/esl-intermediate Date: February 28, 2015

Spanish-speaking adults will learn the basic structure of reading and writing English from a certified ESL instructor.

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 2015-02-28 2015-02-28 11:30 am 12:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 19:00:10 EST
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Central Park Tour: Northern Forts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/28/central-park-tour-northern-forts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/28/central-park-tour-northern-forts Date: February 28, 2015

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

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 2015-02-28 2015-02-28 12:00 pm 1:30 pm 40.7968, -73.9515 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/530fede1b969d.jpg Fri, 27 Feb 2015 17:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[15th Annual 'Let Freedom Ring' Event]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/28/15th-annual-let-freedom-ring-event http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/28/15th-annual-let-freedom-ring-event Date: February 28, 2015

The National Association of Negro Business and Professional Women's Club, Inc presents their 15th Annual "Let Freedom Ring" event with speeches and performances by DBlack, Clayton Bryant, Imessiah Soul and Sunshine Woodall.

Start time: 12:00 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 2015-02-28 2015-02-28 12:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 02 Feb 2015 13:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Introduction to Bird Watching]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/28/introduction-to-bird-watching http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/28/introduction-to-bird-watching Date: February 28, 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 2015-02-28 2015-02-28 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 Wed, 18 Mar 2015 13:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Citizenship Classes for Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/28/citizenship-classes-for-adults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/28/citizenship-classes-for-adults Date: February 28, 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 2015-02-28 2015-02-28 12:30 pm 1:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 19:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Measuring Good Things in Your Garden: Why Data Collection Matters]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/28/measuring-good-things-in-your-garden-why-data-collection-matters http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/28/measuring-good-things-in-your-garden-why-data-collection-matters Date: February 28, 2015

D. Rooney and Sheryll Durrant, fellows at the Design Trust for Public Space, will be leading a series of workshops on the Farming Concrete (aka Five Borough Farm) Toolkit for measuring the good things happening in your garden.

Want to know how many pounds of food scraps are going into your compost instead of the landfill? Want to measure the impact of your garden on gardeners’ and visitors’ moods? The toolkit is full of protocols to help your garden set (and achieve) goals, communicate with funders and policy makers, and help make the case for more community gardens, school gardens, and urban farms.

There’s also a handy free website online where you can store the data (the Barn), which lets you download your raw data as a spreadsheet or a summary report as a PDF anytime you want.

Please RSVP to 5BFoutreach@farmingconcrete.org. Please share this event information with your networks.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Flux Factory

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2015-02-28 2015-02-28 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.7527, -73.935 Tue, 24 Feb 2015 16:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Outdoor Survival Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/28/outdoor-survival-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/28/outdoor-survival-workshop Date: February 28, 2015

Do you have the courage to survive in the great outdoors? It takes grit, skills and maybe even a little help from a paper clip.

Join environmental educator Carl Heitmuller from the Hudson Highlands Nature Museum for a hands-on Survival 101 workshop. Discover how the simplest everyday materials like fishing line, duct tape or ChapStick can aid your survival. Venture outside to build a debris shelter from natural objects, then warm up with hot cocoa in front of the fireplace in the Ecology Building.

Space is limited; reservations recommended, at www.wavehill.org or at the Perkins Visitor Center. Ages 10 and older welcome with an adult. This workshop will take place both indoors and outdoors.

Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-02-28 2015-02-28 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.8987, -73.9125 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54c1490c1b45f.jpg Fri, 23 Jan 2015 18:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Fort Totten Tunnel Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/28/fort-totten-tunnel-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/28/fort-totten-tunnel-tour Date: February 28, 2015

Urban Park Rangers specialize in interpretation of historic turning points, both natural and man-made, in our city’s long history.

This historic walking tour will transport you back in time to the nineteenth century. Learn the stories of Fort Totten and its role in defending New York City. This walk takes you through the cavernous Endicott Batteries and Main Magazine areas of Fort Totten. Come see an unfamiliar part of Fort Totten, forgotten and mysterious.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Fort Totten Visitor's Center (in Fort Totten Park)

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Q458 Fort Totten Park 2015-02-28 2015-02-28 1:00 pm 40.7952, -73.7784 Tue, 06 Jan 2015 15:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Fire Making Skills]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/28/fire-making-skills http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/28/fire-making-skills Date: February 28, 2015

Our Urban Park Rangers are skilled in the techniques and development of diverse outdoor skills Fire is mankind's greatest discovery. Learn primitive and modern methods for making fire safely and responsibly while exploring the great outdoors. All programs are family friendly, but are recommended for ages 8 years and older.

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 2015-02-28 2015-02-28 1:00 pm 40.8911, -73.894 Fri, 19 Dec 2014 18:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Le Petit Zen Art - Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/28/le-petit-zen-artadults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/28/le-petit-zen-artadults Date: February 28, 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 2015-02-28 2015-02-28 1:30 pm 3:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 04 Dec 2014 11:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Paper Arts & Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/28/paper-arts-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/28/paper-arts-crafts Date: February 28, 2015

Participants of all ages have fun creating paper arts and crafts. Projects may include origami, kirigami, decoupage, and collage.

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 2015-02-28 2015-02-28 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Tue, 06 Jan 2015 13:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Union Square: Crossroads of New York Walking Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/28/union-square-crossroads-of-new-york-walking-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/28/union-square-crossroads-of-new-york-walking-tour Date: February 28, 2015

The Union Square Partnership teamed with Big Onion Walking Tours to create a free, 90-minute walking tour Saturdaysentitled Union Square: Crossroads of New York. The tour departs from the Abraham Lincoln Statue located along the 16th Street transverse. With the help of a tour guide, you will explore the social and political history of the Union Square neighborhood through discussions of the people, history, architecture, and forces that have shaped this community. Reservations are not required for individuals, but are required for groups.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 517-1826

Location: Abraham Lincoln Statue (in Union Square Park)

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M089 Union Square Park 2015-02-28 2015-02-28 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.7363, -73.9901 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54cfe899a5d4d.jpg Tue, 14 Apr 2015 16:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/28/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/28/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park Date: February 28, 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: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

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

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M010 Central Park 2015-02-28 2015-02-28 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.7725, -73.967 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/538cbe0e4c275.jpg Mon, 29 Dec 2014 18:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Remembering Yesterday: Queens and Its World's Fairs]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/28/remembering-yesterday-queens-and-its-worlds-fairs http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/28/remembering-yesterday-queens-and-its-worlds-fairs Date: February 28, 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 2015-02-28 2015-02-28 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.7637, -73.824 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/539f45af106a7.jpg Fri, 17 Apr 2015 17:00:13 EDT
<![CDATA[Lantern Night Hike]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/28/lantern-night-hike http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/28/lantern-night-hike Date: February 28, 2015

Each season we feature some of the Rangers' favorite Weekend Adventure experiences.

Discover Central Park and the Belvedere Castle at night. The Rangers will discuss history and nocturnal wildlife on this night hike from the Castle to the wild places in the woods.

Registration is required. To register visit www.nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Wednesday, February 18th, 2015.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Central Park

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M010 Central Park 2015-02-28 2015-02-28 7:00 pm 40.7796, -73.9694 Mon, 15 Dec 2014 14:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[A Midwinter Night's Dream]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/28/a-midwinter-nights-dream http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/28/a-midwinter-nights-dream Date: February 28, 2015

Please join us for an enchanting evening in the Conference House Museum. While our jazz band plays, enjoy tasty bites, sweet delights, and a champagne punch. Coffee and tea, too!

Purchase advance tickets for $30 by Friday, February 20th, 2015; call (718) 984-6046 or events@conferencehouse.org. Purchase tickets in person at 298 Satterlee Street, Staten Island, 10307 on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

All proceeds to support educational programs offered by the Conference House Association.

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 984-6046

Location: Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2015-02-28 2015-02-28 7:30 pm 10:00 pm 40.502, -74.2514 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54b421393704b.jpg Mon, 02 Feb 2015 13:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[2014 Emerging Artist Fellowship Exhibition at Socrates Sculpture Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/01/eaf14-2014-emerging-artist-fellowship-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/01/eaf14-2014-emerging-artist-fellowship-exhibition Date: March 1, 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 2015-03-01 2015-03-01 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7687, -73.9369 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54b55480939aa.JPG Tue, 13 Jan 2015 18:00:14 EST
<![CDATA[Early Morning Birdwalk: Gulls Galore]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/01/early-morning-birdwalk-gulls-galore http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/01/early-morning-birdwalk-gulls-galore Date: March 1, 2015

Think all gulls are the same? Take another look by joining the Prospect Park Alliance to explore the park’s nature trails and discover all the different species of gulls in Prospect Park.

Rain or shine. Led by the Brooklyn Bird Club. Please note that this tour leaves promptly at 8 am.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-03-01 2015-03-01 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.6607, -73.9654 Tue, 06 Jan 2015 16:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Art In the Garden: Paul Lin & Botanical Therapeutic Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/01/art-in-the-garden-paul-lin-botanical-therapeutic-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/01/art-in-the-garden-paul-lin-botanical-therapeutic-art Date: March 1, 2015

Blending fine art and traditional crafts, Lin explores natural materials, transforming them into stunning landscapes and portraits. Watch for news about an art workshop and closing reception in the Spring Calendar and on our website

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-03-01 2015-03-01 9:00 am 4:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Mon, 15 Dec 2014 18:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[The Orchid Show: Chandeliers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/01/the-orchid-show-chandeliers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/01/the-orchid-show-chandeliers Date: March 1, 2015

The elegance of the orchid in all its myriad forms returns to the New York Botanical Garden this year with an aerial display unlike any other.

Explore an expanded showcase of hanging designs inside the Haupt Conservatory before stepping outside to enjoy a complementary schedule of events and activities. Inspired dance performances, poetry, hands-on orchid care demonstrations, and shopping fill the daylight hours, while the return of our popular Orchid Evenings ensures many memorable celebrations after the sun has set.

Please note: The Garden is open year-round, Tuesday to Sunday, 10 a.m.–6 p.m. (Winter hours: 10 a.m.–5 p.m., mid January–February), and Monday April 6, 2015.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 817-8700

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2015-03-01 2015-03-01 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.8597, -73.8806 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54d10e3534a82.jpg Wed, 18 Mar 2015 12:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Youth Wheelchair Basketball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/01/youth-wheelchair-basketball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/01/youth-wheelchair-basketball Date: March 1, 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 2015-03-01 2015-03-01 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.7483, -74.0022 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:57 EST
<![CDATA[Lunar New Year at Queens Zoo]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/01/lunar-new-year-at-queens-zoo http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/01/lunar-new-year-at-queens-zoo Date: March 1, 2015

The WCS’s (Wildlife Conservation Society) Queens Zoo is celebrating the year of the sheep with special activities to ring in the Lunar New Year.

Activities include:

Lunar New Year Zodiac Scavenger Hunt - 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Visitors will use a scavenger hunt map to search for answers about zoo animals that might also be represented in the lunar zodiac. Those who complete the hunt will receive a prize.

Crafts - 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Paper lantern and sheep-themed crafts are part of the weekend’s festivities.

Calligraphy - 11:30 a.m. and 3:45 p.m.
Professional artists will discuss the importance of calligraphy in Chinese and other Asian cultures, and show visitors how to say their names in Chinese.

Chinese Theatre Works Performances - 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.
On Saturday, the local theater group will perform a cultural music and dance show, complete with a traditional dragon puppet parade.

Puppet Show - 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.
Chinese Theatre Works comes back on Sunday to present “Hao Bang Ah, Sheep!,” a sheep-themed puppet show.

Sheep Encounters - 2:30 p.m.
Keepers will be on the farm to discuss facts about the zoo’s Jacob’s four-horned, Suffolk, and miniature Southdown sheep.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 271-1500

Location: Queens Zoo

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2015-03-01 2015-03-01 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.7436, -73.8506 Tue, 17 Feb 2015 14:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Central Park Tour: Belvedere's Kingdom]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/01/central-park-tour-belvederes-kingdom http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/01/central-park-tour-belvederes-kingdom Date: March 1, 2015

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

Completed in 1872, Belvedere Castle offers grand views of the landscape it dominates just west of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Join Central Park Conservancy guides on this tour of the area's best-loved attractions, including Belvedere Castle, the Great Lawn, Turtle Pond, and the 3,500-year-old Obelisk, commonly known as Cleopatra’s Needle.

The tour route involves moderate inclines and a few stairs. Tour starts and ends at Belvedere Castle (mid-Park at 79th Street)

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 30 mph or more, snowstorms, and a wind chill below 25 Fahrenheit or heat index above 95 degrees Fahrenheit).

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: Belvedere Castle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-03-01 2015-03-01 12:00 pm 1:30 pm 40.7793, -73.9691 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/530fef2612e4a.jpg Sat, 28 Feb 2015 15:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Nature Exploration Hike]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/01/nature-exploration-hike-moderate http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/01/nature-exploration-hike-moderate Date: March 1, 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 (longer, faster paced hikes on rugged terrain), to vigorous. This is a moderate hike.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

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

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2015-03-01 2015-03-01 1:00 pm 40.8701, -73.9211 Tue, 06 Jan 2015 15:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Garden Walking Tour in Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/01/garden-walking-tour-in-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/01/garden-walking-tour-in-fort-tryon-park Date: March 1, 2015

Take a tour of the "Park for All Seasons." Take a walking tour of the Heather and Alpine Gardens of Fort Tryon Park. Discover which plants are in bloom in each of the seasons, even in the dead of winter. Learn about the gardens' history, future, and secrets from a member of Fort Tryon's expert horticulture staff.

These tours are wheelchair accessible but persons with mobility issues may find them challenging because of the park's many steep paths.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2015-03-01 2015-03-01 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.8606, -73.9338 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:45 EST
<![CDATA[Historic New York: Goodhue Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/01/historic-new-york-goodhue-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/01/historic-new-york-goodhue-park Date: March 1, 2015

Urban Park Rangers specialize in interpretation of historic turning points, both natural and man-made, in our city’s long history.

Newly acquired by the Department of Parks and Recreation, Goodhue Park is home to a variety of wildlife. Be the first to explore the trails on a tour.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Clinton Avenue and Prospect Avenue (in Goodhue Park)

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R169 Goodhue Park 2015-03-01 2015-03-01 1:00 pm 40.6389, -74.0977 Tue, 06 Jan 2015 15:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Build Your Own Backyard Wildlife Habitats]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/01/build-your-own-backyard-wildlife-habitats http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/01/build-your-own-backyard-wildlife-habitats Date: March 1, 2015

Learn about the steps to take to make your yard, school, or garden space an inviting haven for wildlife. Enjoy some examples of wildlife-friendly backyard habitats, and consider creating a National Wildlife Foundation Certified Wildlife Habitat® for the outdoor residents that share your yard space.

Additionally, we will create a butterfly stone accent for your garden or to give to someone. This program is perfect for families, teachers, nature lovers and children 7 and up. Registration and pre-payment required.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2015-03-01 2015-03-01 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.5884, -74.1391 Tue, 17 Feb 2015 19:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Remembering Yesterday: Queens and Its World's Fairs]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/01/remembering-yesterday-queens-and-its-worlds-fairs http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/01/remembering-yesterday-queens-and-its-worlds-fairs Date: March 1, 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 2015-03-01 2015-03-01 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.7637, -73.824 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/539f45af106a7.jpg Fri, 17 Apr 2015 17:00:13 EDT
<![CDATA[Birding: Owls]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/01/birding-owls http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/01/birding-owls Date: March 1, 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, but Winter is a great time of year to observe and enjoy owls. Learn about the basic biology and habits of these fascinating nocturnal raptors.

Birding programs are appropriate for all skill levels and beginners are welcome.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Alley Pond Park Adventure Center (in Alley Pond Park)

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2015-03-01 2015-03-01 4:00 pm 40.7428, -73.7359 Tue, 06 Jan 2015 15:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[2014 Emerging Artist Fellowship Exhibition at Socrates Sculpture Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/02/eaf14-2014-emerging-artist-fellowship-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/02/eaf14-2014-emerging-artist-fellowship-exhibition Date: March 2, 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 2015-03-02 2015-03-02 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7687, -73.9369 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54b55480939aa.JPG Tue, 13 Jan 2015 18:00:14 EST
<![CDATA[Art In the Garden: Paul Lin & Botanical Therapeutic Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/02/art-in-the-garden-paul-lin-botanical-therapeutic-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/02/art-in-the-garden-paul-lin-botanical-therapeutic-art Date: March 2, 2015

Blending fine art and traditional crafts, Lin explores natural materials, transforming them into stunning landscapes and portraits. Watch for news about an art workshop and closing reception in the Spring Calendar and on our website

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-03-02 2015-03-02 9:00 am 4:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Mon, 15 Dec 2014 18:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: The Lives of Hamilton Fish Art Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/02/arts-culture-fun-the-lives-of-hamilton-fish-art-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/02/arts-culture-fun-the-lives-of-hamilton-fish-art-exhibition Date: March 2, 2015

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

The Arts, Culture & Fun series presents The Lives of Hamilton Fish.

- Art Exhibit March 2 - 31, 2015

- Film Screening March 28, 2015

On January 16, 1936 the deaths of two famous men were printed on the front page of the Peekskill Evening Star. The two men shared the name Hamilton Fish. One was a notorious killer Hamilton "Albert" Fish and the other, Hamilton Fish II, a beloved statesman. This coincidence was discovered by artist Rachel Mason who was inspired to create an opera and feature film called The Lives of Hamilton Fish.

Scenes in the film were shot at historic sites in New York State and amazingly, The Hamilton Fish Recreation Center was completed in 1936, the same year that the two men died. To coincide with the film's New York City debut which will happen in March 2015, The Hamilton Fish Recreation Center will present a special exhibition of Mason's storyboard sketches, props, paintings and research.

In addition to the exhibition, the center will host a screening on Saturday, March 28 at 3:00 p.m.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 387-7687

Location: Hamilton Fish Recreation Center

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2015-03-02 2015-03-02 9:00 am 9:00 pm 40.7198, -73.9818 Thu, 26 Feb 2015 17:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Native Ensemble: Artists Chronicle Staten Island's Natural Spaces]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/02/native-ensemble-artists-chronicle-staten-islands-natural-spaces http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/02/native-ensemble-artists-chronicle-staten-islands-natural-spaces Date: March 2, 2015

NYC Parks is pleased to present the exhibition: “Native Ensemble: Artists Chronicle Staten Island’s Natural Spaces”, featuring local Staten Island artists that will run from February 13 – March 29, 2015, with an opening reception on Thursday, February 12th from 7-9 p.m. in the Lenape Gallery at the Conference House Park Visitor Center. The exhibition is curated by Sarah Yuster.

The eight artists featured in the show: David DiLillo, Ann Marie McDonnell, Michael McWeeney, Gail Middleton, Bill Murphy, Kristi Pfister, Melissa West and Sarah Yuster will present inspired 2-D and 3-D works created in a variety of art mediums that explore Staten Island’s natural elements and open spaces in conventional and unconventional techniques. Allusions to the human narrative in these works give way in an effort to shape the poetic and elusive concept of time and nature.

Lenape Gallery hours are Tuesday – Friday 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., and Saturday, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. For additional information please contact Frank Gessner at (718) 227-1463.

Image: Gail Middleton, Raritan Bay: View from the Conference House

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2015-03-02 2015-03-02 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.5026, -74.2518 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54ca6156371aa.jpg Tue, 10 Feb 2015 11:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/02/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/02/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: March 2, 2015

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

Some of New York’s most iconic sights are found in Central Park, including the fountain at Bethesda Terrace and Bow Bridge. Join Central Park Conservancy guides for an insider’s look at the world’s greatest urban park.

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

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 Fahrenheit or heat index above 95 degrees Fahrenheit).

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 2015-03-02 2015-03-02 12:00 pm 1:30 pm 40.7691, -73.9741 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/549d9639c1b0c.jpg Mon, 02 Mar 2015 10:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Adapted Swim Program for People with Disabilities at Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/02/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/02/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities Date: March 2, 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 2015-03-02 2015-03-02 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.7715, -73.9885 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:18 EST
<![CDATA[Sit Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/02/sit-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/02/sit-aerobics Date: March 2, 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 2015-03-02 2015-03-02 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/2015/03/02/national-multiple-sclerosis-society-southern-new-york-chapter-level-2-wellness-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/02/national-multiple-sclerosis-society-southern-new-york-chapter-level-2-wellness-class Date: March 2, 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 2015-03-02 2015-03-02 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/2015/03/03/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/03/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park2 Date: March 3, 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 2015-03-03 2015-03-03 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.8606, -73.9338 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5395c8d750ccf.jpg Fri, 13 Mar 2015 11:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Latinos In Comics Exhibiton]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/03/latinos-in-comics-exhibiton http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/03/latinos-in-comics-exhibiton Date: March 3, 2015

Over fifty pieces of work by Latinos in the comic book industry will be on display at the Poe Park Visitor Center.

This group has a huge following in the world of Comic Con and cosplay. The exhibit, curated by Ray Felix of the Bronx Heroes Comic Con, features daily screenings of Zorro films from the golden age serials to the contemporaty silver screen.

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 2015-03-03 2015-03-03 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54f750e602955.jpg Mon, 23 Mar 2015 14:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[2014 Emerging Artist Fellowship Exhibition at Socrates Sculpture Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/03/eaf14-2014-emerging-artist-fellowship-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/03/eaf14-2014-emerging-artist-fellowship-exhibition Date: March 3, 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 2015-03-03 2015-03-03 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7687, -73.9369 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54b55480939aa.JPG Tue, 13 Jan 2015 18:00:14 EST
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: The Lives of Hamilton Fish Art Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/03/arts-culture-fun-the-lives-of-hamilton-fish-art-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/03/arts-culture-fun-the-lives-of-hamilton-fish-art-exhibition Date: March 3, 2015

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

The Arts, Culture & Fun series presents The Lives of Hamilton Fish.

- Art Exhibit March 2 - 31, 2015

- Film Screening March 28, 2015

On January 16, 1936 the deaths of two famous men were printed on the front page of the Peekskill Evening Star. The two men shared the name Hamilton Fish. One was a notorious killer Hamilton "Albert" Fish and the other, Hamilton Fish II, a beloved statesman. This coincidence was discovered by artist Rachel Mason who was inspired to create an opera and feature film called The Lives of Hamilton Fish.

Scenes in the film were shot at historic sites in New York State and amazingly, The Hamilton Fish Recreation Center was completed in 1936, the same year that the two men died. To coincide with the film's New York City debut which will happen in March 2015, The Hamilton Fish Recreation Center will present a special exhibition of Mason's storyboard sketches, props, paintings and research.

In addition to the exhibition, the center will host a screening on Saturday, March 28 at 3:00 p.m.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 387-7687

Location: Hamilton Fish Recreation Center

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2015-03-03 2015-03-03 9:00 am 9:00 pm 40.7198, -73.9818 Thu, 26 Feb 2015 17:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Art In the Garden: Paul Lin & Botanical Therapeutic Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/03/art-in-the-garden-paul-lin-botanical-therapeutic-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/03/art-in-the-garden-paul-lin-botanical-therapeutic-art Date: March 3, 2015

Blending fine art and traditional crafts, Lin explores natural materials, transforming them into stunning landscapes and portraits. Watch for news about an art workshop and closing reception in the Spring Calendar and on our website

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-03-03 2015-03-03 9:00 am 4:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Wed, 25 Feb 2015 18:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Native Ensemble: Artists Chronicle Staten Island's Natural Spaces]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/03/native-ensemble-artists-chronicle-staten-islands-natural-spaces http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/03/native-ensemble-artists-chronicle-staten-islands-natural-spaces Date: March 3, 2015

NYC Parks is pleased to present the exhibition: “Native Ensemble: Artists Chronicle Staten Island’s Natural Spaces”, featuring local Staten Island artists that will run from February 13 – March 29, 2015, with an opening reception on Thursday, February 12th from 7-9 p.m. in the Lenape Gallery at the Conference House Park Visitor Center. The exhibition is curated by Sarah Yuster.

The eight artists featured in the show: David DiLillo, Ann Marie McDonnell, Michael McWeeney, Gail Middleton, Bill Murphy, Kristi Pfister, Melissa West and Sarah Yuster will present inspired 2-D and 3-D works created in a variety of art mediums that explore Staten Island’s natural elements and open spaces in conventional and unconventional techniques. Allusions to the human narrative in these works give way in an effort to shape the poetic and elusive concept of time and nature.

Lenape Gallery hours are Tuesday – Friday 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., and Saturday, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. For additional information please contact Frank Gessner at (718) 227-1463.

Image: Gail Middleton, Raritan Bay: View from the Conference House

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2015-03-03 2015-03-03 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.5026, -74.2518 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54ca6156371aa.jpg Tue, 10 Feb 2015 11:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[The Orchid Show: Chandeliers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/03/the-orchid-show-chandeliers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/03/the-orchid-show-chandeliers Date: March 3, 2015

The elegance of the orchid in all its myriad forms returns to the New York Botanical Garden this year with an aerial display unlike any other.

Explore an expanded showcase of hanging designs inside the Haupt Conservatory before stepping outside to enjoy a complementary schedule of events and activities. Inspired dance performances, poetry, hands-on orchid care demonstrations, and shopping fill the daylight hours, while the return of our popular Orchid Evenings ensures many memorable celebrations after the sun has set.

Please note: The Garden is open year-round, Tuesday to Sunday, 10 a.m.–6 p.m. (Winter hours: 10 a.m.–5 p.m., mid January–February), and Monday April 6, 2015.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 817-8700

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2015-03-03 2015-03-03 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.8597, -73.8806 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54d10e3534a82.jpg Wed, 18 Mar 2015 12:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Abs Workout]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/03/abs-work-out http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/03/abs-work-out Date: March 3, 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 2015-03-03 2015-03-03 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:15 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/03/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/03/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour Date: March 3, 2015

Travel past the Pond and Gapstow Bridge, and on to the Dairy, with this tour of southern Park highlights led by Central Park Conservancy tour guides.

The tour route involves moderate inclines and some stairs. Tour starts inside the Park at 61st Street and Fifth Avenue

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 Fahrenheit or heat index above 95 degrees Fahrenheit).

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: 12:45 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 2015-03-03 2015-03-03 12:00 pm 12:45 pm 40.7655, -73.9722 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/549d96851868a.jpg Mon, 02 Mar 2015 18:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Meditation and Hatha Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/03/meditationtasha-valentin http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/03/meditationtasha-valentin Date: March 3, 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 2015-03-03 2015-03-03 1:00 pm 1:45 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:11 EST
<![CDATA[Le Petit Zen Art Workshop for Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/03/le-petit-zen-art-workshop-for-adults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/03/le-petit-zen-art-workshop-for-adults Date: March 3, 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 2015-03-03 2015-03-03 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:10 EST
<![CDATA[Remembering Yesterday: Queens and Its World's Fairs]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/03/remembering-yesterday-queens-and-its-worlds-fairs http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/03/remembering-yesterday-queens-and-its-worlds-fairs Date: March 3, 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 2015-03-03 2015-03-03 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.7637, -73.824 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/539f45af106a7.jpg Fri, 17 Apr 2015 17:00:13 EDT
<![CDATA[Brooklyn Nets Wheelchair Basketball Open Gym]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/03/brooklyn-nets-wheelchair-basketball-open-gym http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/03/brooklyn-nets-wheelchair-basketball-open-gym Date: March 3, 2015

This sport is similar to regular basketball but is played in a wheelchair. Participants must be physically disabled and able to play in a sports wheelchair. There are available sportschairs for use at the recreation center. This event is for adults and seniors.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 353-7853

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

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2015-03-03 2015-03-03 8:00 pm 9:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8344 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:54 EST
<![CDATA[Latinos In Comics Exhibiton]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/04/latinos-in-comics-exhibiton http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/04/latinos-in-comics-exhibiton Date: March 4, 2015

Over fifty pieces of work by Latinos in the comic book industry will be on display at the Poe Park Visitor Center.

This group has a huge following in the world of Comic Con and cosplay. The exhibit, curated by Ray Felix of the Bronx Heroes Comic Con, features daily screenings of Zorro films from the golden age serials to the contemporaty silver screen.

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 2015-03-04 2015-03-04 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54f750e602955.jpg Mon, 23 Mar 2015 14:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[2014 Emerging Artist Fellowship Exhibition at Socrates Sculpture Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/04/eaf14-2014-emerging-artist-fellowship-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/04/eaf14-2014-emerging-artist-fellowship-exhibition Date: March 4, 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 2015-03-04 2015-03-04 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7687, -73.9369 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54b55480939aa.JPG Tue, 13 Jan 2015 18:00:14 EST
<![CDATA[Art In the Garden: Paul Lin & Botanical Therapeutic Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/04/art-in-the-garden-paul-lin-botanical-therapeutic-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/04/art-in-the-garden-paul-lin-botanical-therapeutic-art Date: March 4, 2015

Blending fine art and traditional crafts, Lin explores natural materials, transforming them into stunning landscapes and portraits. Watch for news about an art workshop and closing reception in the Spring Calendar and on our website

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-03-04 2015-03-04 9:00 am 4:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Mon, 15 Dec 2014 18:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: The Lives of Hamilton Fish Art Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/04/arts-culture-fun-the-lives-of-hamilton-fish-art-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/04/arts-culture-fun-the-lives-of-hamilton-fish-art-exhibition Date: March 4, 2015

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

The Arts, Culture & Fun series presents The Lives of Hamilton Fish.

- Art Exhibit March 2 - 31, 2015

- Film Screening March 28, 2015

On January 16, 1936 the deaths of two famous men were printed on the front page of the Peekskill Evening Star. The two men shared the name Hamilton Fish. One was a notorious killer Hamilton "Albert" Fish and the other, Hamilton Fish II, a beloved statesman. This coincidence was discovered by artist Rachel Mason who was inspired to create an opera and feature film called The Lives of Hamilton Fish.

Scenes in the film were shot at historic sites in New York State and amazingly, The Hamilton Fish Recreation Center was completed in 1936, the same year that the two men died. To coincide with the film's New York City debut which will happen in March 2015, The Hamilton Fish Recreation Center will present a special exhibition of Mason's storyboard sketches, props, paintings and research.

In addition to the exhibition, the center will host a screening on Saturday, March 28 at 3:00 p.m.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 387-7687

Location: Hamilton Fish Recreation Center

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2015-03-04 2015-03-04 9:00 am 9:00 pm 40.7198, -73.9818 Thu, 26 Feb 2015 17:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[The Orchid Show: Chandeliers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/04/the-orchid-show-chandeliers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/04/the-orchid-show-chandeliers Date: March 4, 2015

The elegance of the orchid in all its myriad forms returns to the New York Botanical Garden this year with an aerial display unlike any other.

Explore an expanded showcase of hanging designs inside the Haupt Conservatory before stepping outside to enjoy a complementary schedule of events and activities. Inspired dance performances, poetry, hands-on orchid care demonstrations, and shopping fill the daylight hours, while the return of our popular Orchid Evenings ensures many memorable celebrations after the sun has set.

Please note: The Garden is open year-round, Tuesday to Sunday, 10 a.m.–6 p.m. (Winter hours: 10 a.m.–5 p.m., mid January–February), and Monday April 6, 2015.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 817-8700

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2015-03-04 2015-03-04 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.8597, -73.8806 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54d10e3534a82.jpg Wed, 18 Mar 2015 12:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Greenbelt Peepers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/04/greenbelt-peepers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/04/greenbelt-peepers Date: March 4, 2015

Join us for a dynamic exploration of the wonders of the forest. Through hands-on activities,observations, finger plays, games, and stories, children will become familiar with the sights and sounds of the forest. The program will take place indoors and outdoors for 2-3 year olds and their caregiver. Registration required. Space is limited.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 10:45 am

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2015-03-04 2015-03-04 10:00 am 10:45 am 40.5884, -74.1391 Fri, 19 Dec 2014 18:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Midweek Bird Walk: South Beach and Fort Wadsworth]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/04/midweek-bird-walk-south-beachfort-wadsworth http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/04/midweek-bird-walk-south-beachfort-wadsworth Date: March 4, 2015

We will be searching for migrating waterfowl on the pond and in Raritan Bay.

Supported in part by HSBC.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 727-1135

Location: South Beach Parking Lot

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2015-03-04 2015-03-04 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.5796, -74.0761 Tue, 20 Jan 2015 16:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Native Ensemble: Artists Chronicle Staten Island's Natural Spaces]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/04/native-ensemble-artists-chronicle-staten-islands-natural-spaces http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/04/native-ensemble-artists-chronicle-staten-islands-natural-spaces Date: March 4, 2015

NYC Parks is pleased to present the exhibition: “Native Ensemble: Artists Chronicle Staten Island’s Natural Spaces”, featuring local Staten Island artists that will run from February 13 – March 29, 2015, with an opening reception on Thursday, February 12th from 7-9 p.m. in the Lenape Gallery at the Conference House Park Visitor Center. The exhibition is curated by Sarah Yuster.

The eight artists featured in the show: David DiLillo, Ann Marie McDonnell, Michael McWeeney, Gail Middleton, Bill Murphy, Kristi Pfister, Melissa West and Sarah Yuster will present inspired 2-D and 3-D works created in a variety of art mediums that explore Staten Island’s natural elements and open spaces in conventional and unconventional techniques. Allusions to the human narrative in these works give way in an effort to shape the poetic and elusive concept of time and nature.

Lenape Gallery hours are Tuesday – Friday 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., and Saturday, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. For additional information please contact Frank Gessner at (718) 227-1463.

Image: Gail Middleton, Raritan Bay: View from the Conference House

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2015-03-04 2015-03-04 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.5026, -74.2518 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54ca6156371aa.jpg Tue, 10 Feb 2015 11:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Dancercise]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/04/dancercise http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/04/dancercise Date: March 4, 2015

Get in shape with dance moves while using weights.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-03-04 2015-03-04 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 18 Feb 2015 17:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Central Park Tour: Northern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/04/central-park-tour-northern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/04/central-park-tour-northern-welcome-tour Date: March 4, 2015

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

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

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

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

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: 12:45 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2015-03-04 2015-03-04 12:00 pm 12:45 pm 40.7943, -73.9512 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52a0ef96a6454.jpg Wed, 04 Mar 2015 11:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Recycle-To-Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/04/recycletoart http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/04/recycletoart Date: March 4, 2015

Have fun turning discarded materials into usable works of art. Children under 10 years must be accompanied by an adult. Wear clothes that can get messy.

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 2015-03-04 2015-03-04 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:12 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Glutes in Gear: Cardio & Toning]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/04/shapeup-nyc-glutes-in-gear-cardio-toning http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/04/shapeup-nyc-glutes-in-gear-cardio-toning Date: March 4, 2015

Focus on your lower half in this belly-busting, booty shaping, two part class. The first part builds endurance with heart-pumping cardio. Part two uses mat work to build your core and flatten and tighten your abs and glutes. Please bring your own workout mat.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-03-04 2015-03-04 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:17 EST
<![CDATA[New York Rollin' Knicks Wheelchair Basketball Open Gym]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/04/new-york-rollin-knicks-wheelchair-basketball-open-gym http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/04/new-york-rollin-knicks-wheelchair-basketball-open-gym Date: March 4, 2015

Wheelchair basketball is similar to regular basketball but is played in a wheelchair. Particpants must be physically disabled, adults or seniors, and able to play in a sports wheelchair. There are available sports wheelchairs for use at the recreation center.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 293-5934

Location: West Bronx Recreation Center

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X261 West Bronx Recreation Center 2015-03-04 2015-03-04 6:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.8441, -73.9188 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:48 EST
<![CDATA[Exhibition Opening: Conserving Our City of Nature: The Artwork of Alan Messer]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/04/exhibition-openingconserving-our-city-of-nature-the-artwork-of-alan-messer http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/04/exhibition-openingconserving-our-city-of-nature-the-artwork-of-alan-messer Date: March 4, 2015

Many New Yorkers are unaware of the 350 species of wild birds—almost a third of all bird species in North America—that live in or pass through New York City each year. Artist Alan Messer skillfully captures many, from exquisite migrating blackburnian warblers in Central Park’s ramble to a northern harrier scanning the vast marshes of Jamaica Bay. Conserving Our City of Nature: The Artwork of Alan Messer presented by NYC Audubon reveals over 30 of Messer’s detailed paintings, illustrations, and field sketches of New York City's avian wildlife and habitats, offering a view of NYC Audubon's conservation mission through an artistic eye.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-03-04 2015-03-04 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54da6a96889fd.jpg Tue, 17 Feb 2015 19:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Bollywood Cardio Dance]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/04/shape-up-nyc-bollywood-cardio-dance http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/04/shape-up-nyc-bollywood-cardio-dance Date: March 4, 2015

Join Shape Up NYC's free Bolly X classes.

Bolly X is a high in tensity Bollywood cardio dance workout.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 927-1563

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

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M099 J. Hood Wright Park 2015-03-04 2015-03-04 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.8469, -73.9399 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:22 EST