NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2014 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://www.nycgovparks.org/sub_things_to_do/upcoming_events/events_search.php NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:18:44 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[Birding for Families]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/28/birding-for-families http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/28/birding-for-families Date: April 28, 2013

Experience Central Park as a precious bird habitat and learn how to spot our feathered neighbors on a walk with NYC Audubon. Binoculars available to borrow ; space is limited; please arrive early to sign in. Ages 5+.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 360-1461

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

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M010 Central Park 2013-04-28 2013-04-28 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7968, -73.9515 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 06:18:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Woodland Discovery Kit in Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/28/woodland-discovery-kit-in-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/28/woodland-discovery-kit-in-central-park Date: April 28, 2013

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2013-04-28 2013-04-28 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7968, -73.9515 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 06:18:44 EDT
<![CDATA[The Wild Garden: Discovering Central Park Woodlands Exhibit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/28/the-wild-garden-discovering-central-park-woodlands-exhibit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/28/the-wild-garden-discovering-central-park-woodlands-exhibit Date: April 28, 2013

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2013-04-28 2013-04-28 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7968, -73.9515 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 06:18:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Catch & Release Fishing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/28/catch-release-fishing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/28/catch-release-fishing Date: April 28, 2013

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2013-04-28 2013-04-28 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.7968, -73.9515 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 06:18:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Rain Date-Celebrate Earth Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/28/rain-datecelebrate-earth-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/28/rain-datecelebrate-earth-day Date: April 28, 2013

Need volunteer hours for school or work? Fort Tryon Park welcomes you! Join us for preparations for our spring planting season.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Subway Terrace (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2013-04-28 2013-04-28 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.8587, -73.9338 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 06:18:44 EDT
<![CDATA[NYC Audubon Spring Migration Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/28/nyc-audubon-spring-migration-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/28/nyc-audubon-spring-migration-workshop Date: April 28, 2013

Celebrate spring with a walk around the refuge during the spring bird migration. Many species of birds including some warblers, orioles, &
grosbeaks should be present. Leader: Don Riepe.
Please call or email to reserve a spot.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 371-8577

Location: Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center (in Jamaica Bay Park)

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Q309 Jamaica Bay Park 2013-04-28 2013-04-28 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.619, -73.8264 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5150733dd316d.jpg Sat, 19 Apr 2014 06:18:44 EDT
<![CDATA[MillionTreesNYC Tree Care Workshop and Care Day in Brooklyn]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/28/milliontreesnyc-tree-care-workshop-and-care-day-in-brooklyn http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/28/milliontreesnyc-tree-care-workshop-and-care-day-in-brooklyn Date: April 28, 2013

Help water and care for the 80,000 new street trees that have been planted across New York City! Join the MillionTreesNYC to give trees a little "Tree LC" and stewardship, and help keep New York City GREEN by coming to a free MillionTreesNYC tree care workshop where you will learn:

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

Workshops are focused on active tree care, so come ready to get your hands dirty and care for street trees along the sidewalk. Please wear closed-toed shoes and layered clothing that can get dirty. Tree stewardship is similar to gardening work, involving bending and kneeling on the sidewalk. Children are always welcome, and must be accompanied by an adult.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-1342

Location: Intersection of Sutter Ave. and Van Siclen Ave., Brooklyn

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2013-04-28 2013-04-28 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.6702, -73.8897 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 06:18:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Tai-Chi in the Greenbelt]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/28/taichi-in-the-greenbelt http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/28/taichi-in-the-greenbelt Date: April 28, 2013

Join Tai-Chi instructor Raymond Yuen for Tai-Chi sessions overlooking our beautiful and inspiring woodlands. All fitness levels are welcome. Classes are ongoing year-round, but are occasionally cancelled due to holidays, inclement weather, and other events. No class on 5/12, 5/26 and 6/12.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2013-04-28 2013-04-28 10:00 am 11:30 am 40.5884, -74.1391 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 06:18:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Wave Hill Family Art Project:Fly Me To The Dove Tree]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/28/wave-hill-family-art-projectfly-me-to-the-dove-tree http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/28/wave-hill-family-art-projectfly-me-to-the-dove-tree Date: April 28, 2013

Visit Wave Hill’s dove tree to observe the beautiful white flower-like bracts that give this tree its name. Then, using natural materials and paper, make a dove tree sculpture, or use plaster of Paris to create a flock of doves.

Photo credit: Joshua Bright

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Ecology Building (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2013-04-28 2013-04-28 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8979, -73.9111 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5168705978fd4.jpg Sat, 19 Apr 2014 06:18:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Hack the Rock: Rockaway Civic Hack Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/28/hack-the-rock-rockaway-civic-hack-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/28/hack-the-rock-rockaway-civic-hack-day Date: April 28, 2013

Rockaway Help will be hosting a community workshop at the MoMA VW Dome to brainstorm around what web based tools and apps they wished existed for emergency preparedness and response. This will be a hands-on session where participants will be sketching, talking and thinking through design and coastal living problems and work to see if we can collaboratively come up with concrete solutions through technology.

We need community leaders to help us figure out what kinds of problems we had before and after Sandy - problems that we can solve using technology. Once we identify the problems, our hacking teams will work with community members to build the solutions.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Beach 94th Street and Shore Front Parkway (in Rockaway Beach)

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Q050 Rockaway Beach 2013-04-28 2013-04-28 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.5832, -73.8154 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 06:18:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Arbor Festival at Queens Botanical Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/28/arbor-festival-at-queens-botanical-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/28/arbor-festival-at-queens-botanical-garden Date: April 28, 2013

It's a fun-filled day at QBG's Arbor Festival. Come and enjoy a variety of activities for all ages, including a petting zoo, arts and crafts, storytelling, live music, hiccups the Clown and facepainting, garden tours, bird walks, workshops, consultations with tree and compost experts, food and craft vendors and a beer-tasting tent!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2013-04-28 2013-04-28 11:00 am 4:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 06:18:44 EDT
<![CDATA[34th Annual Antique Auto Show]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/28/34th-annual-antique-auto-show http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/28/34th-annual-antique-auto-show Date: April 28, 2013

Members of the New York Antique Auto Club will exhibit their cars on the farmhouse grounds. Automobile memorabilia, historic house tours, hayrides, and food will be available.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 347-3276

Location: Queens County Farm Museum (in Queens Farm Park)

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Q453 Queens Farm Park 2013-04-28 2013-04-28 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.7478, -73.7223 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 06:18:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Street Types: Turn of the Century Portraiture By Alice Austen]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/28/street-types-turn-of-the-century-portraiture-by-alice-austen http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/28/street-types-turn-of-the-century-portraiture-by-alice-austen Date: April 28, 2013

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-4506

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

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R117 Alice Austen Park 2013-04-28 2013-04-28 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.6146, -74.0631 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 06:18:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Saltwater Fishing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/28/saltwater-fishing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/28/saltwater-fishing Date: April 28, 2013

Mastering any new skill requires practice and patience. Fishing programs help develop these skills while connecting you with nature. Our experienced Rangers teach the ethics of fishing and the ecology of our waterways on every fishing program.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 846-2731

Location: Bayswater Park

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Q007 Bayswater Park 2013-04-28 2013-04-28 11:00 am 40.5974, -73.768 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 06:18:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Leaf Rubbing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/28/leaf-rubbing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/28/leaf-rubbing Date: April 28, 2013

Art programs may include drawing, painting, poetry and nature art projects. All supplies are provided unless otherwise indicated. All art programs are family friendly, but may be challenging for younger children.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

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

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R119 Blue Heron Park 2013-04-28 2013-04-28 11:00 am 40.5309, -74.1778 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 06:18:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park: Le Carrousel]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/28/bryant-park-le-carrousel http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/28/bryant-park-le-carrousel Date: April 28, 2013

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

Also available for parties.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Le Carrousel (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-04-28 2013-04-28 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7533, -73.984 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 06:18:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/28/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/28/bryant-park-games Date: April 28, 2013

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-04-28 2013-04-28 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 06:18:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/28/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/28/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: April 28, 2013

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Ping Pong Court (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-04-28 2013-04-28 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 06:18:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Reading Room]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/28/bryant-park-reading-room http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/28/bryant-park-reading-room Date: April 28, 2013

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Reading Room (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-04-28 2013-04-28 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7542, -73.9833 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 06:18:44 EDT
<![CDATA[A Clearing in the Forest: Trash to Treasure]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/28/a-clearing-in-the-forest-trash-to-treasure http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/28/a-clearing-in-the-forest-trash-to-treasure Date: April 28, 2013

The Conservancy collects over 5 million pounds of trash from the Park each year. Celebrate Earth Month and learn how you can reduce your impact on the planet to the beat of instruments made from trash with Bash the Trash! Be sure to bring your granola bar wrappers and turn your trash into treasure with TerraCycle as they are woven into a picnic blanket! One lucky participant will get to take it home and use it in the Park!

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-1461

Location: Peter Jay Sharp Children's Glade (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-04-28 2013-04-28 12:00 pm 1:30 pm 40.7969, -73.96 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 06:18:44 EDT
<![CDATA[MillionTreesNYC Spring 2013 Volunteer Planting Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/28/milliontreesnyc-spring-2013-volunteer-planting-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/28/milliontreesnyc-spring-2013-volunteer-planting-day Date: April 28, 2013

Join MillionTreesNYC and fellow volunteers to make New York City greener and greater, by volunteering to help plant 20,000 trees at parks citywide.

Every planting season, MillionTreesNYC engages enthusiastic, energetic, and environmentally–minded New Yorkers in volunteer tree planting activities. Whether you're a veteran planter or this is your first time participating, your contribution will ensure the growth of healthy new forests within our parkland for many years to come. Our Sunday planting site will be Clove Lakes Park in Staten Island.

Registration is required. Please register as an individual or group leader (if you are planning on inviting a group).

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-TREE

Location: Clove Lakes Park at Rice Avenue (in Clove Lakes Park)

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R005 Clove Lakes Park 2013-04-28 2013-04-28 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.6181, -74.1145 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51505cf60ed2b.jpg Sat, 19 Apr 2014 06:18:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Ride The Carousel in Prospect Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/28/ride-the-carousel-in-prospect-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/28/ride-the-carousel-in-prospect-park Date: April 28, 2013

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 230-7637

Location: The Carousel (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2013-04-28 2013-04-28 12:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.6637, -73.9642 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/516344b163619.jpg Sat, 19 Apr 2014 06:18:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Audubon]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/28/pop-up-audubon http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/28/pop-up-audubon Date: April 28, 2013

Nature on the Go: Fun in the Forest - 1 p.m. & 3 p.m.
We will use the last-remaining forest in Brooklyn as a real-world laboratory for hands-on discovery. Take an in-depth look at the largest organism within this habitat (trees) and discover the important role forests play in providing different habitats for the Park’s wildlife. This program includes hand-on activities and a nature walk through the forest.

Nature’s Helpers - 2 p.m.
Spend some time outside enjoying nature while helping to keep the Park clean. Families are encouraged to come and take a tour of the Park and help keep it clean along the way. Gloves, garbage bags and trash grabbers will be provided.

Discovery Tour - 4 p.m.
Learn what birds eat from trees, early spring migration, and discover the layers within the forest.

Note: Pop-Up Audubon will be at the Prospect Park Fair on April 20. Meet us at the Bandshell. April 20 only.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2013-04-28 2013-04-28 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 06:18:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Split Rock Hike (moderate)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/28/split-rock-hike-moderate http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/28/split-rock-hike-moderate Date: April 28, 2013

Hiking programs feature intensity levels ranging from light (a leisurely stroll on mostly paved paths), moderate (longer, faster paced hikes on rugged terrain), to vigorous (long distance, with hills and rugged terrain). For all hiking programs we recommend wearing comfortable shoes or boots, and packing water and a light snack.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 548-0972

Location: Split Rock Golf House (in Pelham Bay Park)

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2013-04-28 2013-04-28 1:00 pm 40.8729, -73.8086 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 06:18:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Orienteering (light)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/28/orienteering-ight http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/28/orienteering-ight Date: April 28, 2013

Learn how to navigate using a map and compass on our Orienteering programs.

Orienteering programs feature intensity levels ranging from light (a leisurely stroll on mostly paved paths), moderate (longer, faster paced hikes on rugged terrain), to vigorous (long distance, with hills and rugged terrain). For all hiking programs we recommend wearing comfortable shoes or boots, and packing water and a light snack.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 722-3218

Location: Fort Greene Park Visitor Center (in Fort Greene Park)

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B032 Fort Greene Park 2013-04-28 2013-04-28 1:00 pm 40.6922, -73.9748 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 06:18:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Insect Exploration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/28/insect-exploration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/28/insect-exploration Date: April 28, 2013

We connect children with nature to encourage active exploration of the natural world. Children who spend time outdoors develop strong imaginations and learn to socialize better with others. Urban Park Rangers are role models who encourage children to let their imaginations run wild in a safe, supportive atmosphere.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Belvedere Castle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-04-28 2013-04-28 1:00 pm 40.7793, -73.9691 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 06:18:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Meet The Artist: Matthew Jensen at Wave Hill]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/28/meet-the-artist-matthew-jensen-at-wave-hill http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/28/meet-the-artist-matthew-jensen-at-wave-hill Date: April 28, 2013

Brooklyn-based Matthew Jensen’s artistic practice investigates how public perception of landscapes affects the experience of these spaces. His Sunroom Project will showcase two Bronx collections. The “west coast” component, a totemic structure displaying objects collected in and around Wave Hill during his 2012 Wave Hill Winter Workspace residency, will be constructed from a reclaimed Wave Hill beehive. The “east coast” assemblage will consist of artifacts found throughout Pelham Bay Park and Hunter Island, displayed in vitrines made from large chunks of dock foam, buoys and driftwood that litter the coasts of the park.

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Glyndor Gallery (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2013-04-28 2013-04-28 1:30 pm 40.8989, -73.9119 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 06:18:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Highlights Walk at Wave Hill]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/28/garden-highlights-walk-at-wave-hill http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/28/garden-highlights-walk-at-wave-hill Date: April 28, 2013

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

Photo credit: Joshua Bright

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2013-04-28 2013-04-28 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.8991, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/512cf7fddfa51.JPG Sat, 19 Apr 2014 06:18:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Best Trees for the Small Garden at Wave Hill]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/28/best-trees-for-the-small-garden-at-wave-hill http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/28/best-trees-for-the-small-garden-at-wave-hill Date: April 28, 2013

Are you thinking about planting a tree for your yard but overwhelmed by the choices? Enjoy a spring walk around Wave Hill as a garden interpreter highlights some great trees with four seasons of interest, suitably scaled to the smaller garden.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2013-04-28 2013-04-28 2:00 pm 40.8991, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5155e249beffd.jpg Sat, 19 Apr 2014 06:18:44 EDT
<![CDATA[History In Your Hands: Spring Sprouts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/28/history-in-your-hands http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/28/history-in-your-hands Date: April 28, 2013

Our farm plots are almost ready for spring planting. We need your help to rotate and sift our compost, then spread it in the plots to enrich the soil. Afterwards you can make a small pot out of newspaper, fill it with soil, and plant a seed in it to take home.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 789-2822 x301

Location: Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2013-04-28 2013-04-28 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6643, -73.9639 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51635132de039.jpg Sat, 19 Apr 2014 06:18:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Art Exhibit: Fish & Crushed Can Story- Mixed Media]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/29/art-exhibit-fish-crushed-can-story-mixed-media http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/29/art-exhibit-fish-crushed-can-story-mixed-media Date: April 29, 2013

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2013-04-29 2013-04-29 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 06:18:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Birding Tours of Bryant Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/29/birding-tours-of-bryant-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/29/birding-tours-of-bryant-park Date: April 29, 2013

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


Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 'wichcraft coffee kiosk (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-04-29 2013-04-29 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.7545, -73.984 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 06:18:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Street Types: Turn of the Century Portraiture By Alice Austen]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/29/street-types-turn-of-the-century-portraiture-by-alice-austen http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/29/street-types-turn-of-the-century-portraiture-by-alice-austen Date: April 29, 2013

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-4506

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

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R117 Alice Austen Park 2013-04-29 2013-04-29 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.6146, -74.0631 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 06:18:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Petanque]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/29/bryant-park-petanque http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/29/bryant-park-petanque Date: April 29, 2013

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

Available for parties.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-04-29 2013-04-29 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7541, -73.9845 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 06:18:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park: Le Carrousel]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/29/bryant-park-le-carrousel http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/29/bryant-park-le-carrousel Date: April 29, 2013

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

Also available for parties.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Le Carrousel (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-04-29 2013-04-29 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7533, -73.984 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 06:18:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/29/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/29/bryant-park-games Date: April 29, 2013

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-04-29 2013-04-29 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 06:18:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/29/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/29/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: April 29, 2013

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Ping Pong Court (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-04-29 2013-04-29 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 06:18:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Reading Room]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/29/bryant-park-reading-room http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/29/bryant-park-reading-room Date: April 29, 2013

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Reading Room (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-04-29 2013-04-29 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7542, -73.9833 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 06:18:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Walk NYC: Willowbrook Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/29/walk-nyc-willowbrook-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/29/walk-nyc-willowbrook-park Date: April 29, 2013

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Carousel for All Children (in Willowbrook Park)

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R030 Willowbrook Park 2013-04-29 2013-04-29 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.6039, -74.1586 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 06:18:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/29/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/29/bryant-park-juggling Date: April 29, 2013

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-04-29 2013-04-29 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 06:18:44 EDT
<![CDATA[The Prepared Paddler]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/29/the-prepared-paddler http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/29/the-prepared-paddler Date: April 29, 2013

Interested in going paddling in Jamaica Bay? Get an overview of paddling best practices. Learn about the skills and equipment you will need, so you can plan your
next trip. Space is limited; call for reservations.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 338-3799

Location: Ryan Visitor Center (in Jamaica Bay Park)

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Q309 Jamaica Bay Park 2013-04-29 2013-04-29 6:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.5855, -73.8936 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/515065cab5152.jpg Sat, 19 Apr 2014 06:18:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/30/bryant-park-tai-chi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/30/bryant-park-tai-chi Date: April 30, 2013

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

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone: 212-768-4242

Location: Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-04-30 2013-04-30 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.7541, -73.9845 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 06:18:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Art Exhibit: Fish & Crushed Can Story- Mixed Media]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/30/art-exhibit-fish-crushed-can-story-mixed-media http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/30/art-exhibit-fish-crushed-can-story-mixed-media Date: April 30, 2013

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2013-04-30 2013-04-30 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 06:18:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Couch to 5K]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/30/shape-up-nyc-couch-to-5k http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/30/shape-up-nyc-couch-to-5k Date: April 30, 2013

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Bowne Park

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Q006 Bowne Park 2013-04-30 2013-04-30 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.7705, -73.8073 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 06:18:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Catch & Release Fishing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/30/catch-release-fishing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/30/catch-release-fishing Date: April 30, 2013

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

Catch & Release Fishing

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2013-04-30 2013-04-30 10:00 am 3:00 pm 40.7968, -73.9515 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/511bb82a307e4.jpg Sat, 19 Apr 2014 06:18:44 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks PuppetMobile Presents "Little Red's Hood"]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/30/cityparks-puppetmobile-presents-little-reds-hood http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/30/cityparks-puppetmobile-presents-little-reds-hood Date: April 30, 2013

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

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

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

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2013-04-30 2013-04-30 10:00 am 40.7515, -73.8344 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/515b091466e89.jpg Sat, 19 Apr 2014 06:18:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Street Types: Turn of the Century Portraiture By Alice Austen]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/30/street-types-turn-of-the-century-portraiture-by-alice-austen http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/30/street-types-turn-of-the-century-portraiture-by-alice-austen Date: April 30, 2013

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-4506

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

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R117 Alice Austen Park 2013-04-30 2013-04-30 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.6146, -74.0631 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 06:18:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Highlights Walk at Wave Hill]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/30/garden-highlights-walk-at-wave-hill http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/30/garden-highlights-walk-at-wave-hill Date: April 30, 2013

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2013-04-30 2013-04-30 11:00 am 40.8991, -73.9119 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 06:18:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Petanque]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/30/bryant-park-petanque http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/30/bryant-park-petanque Date: April 30, 2013

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

Available for parties.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-04-30 2013-04-30 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7541, -73.9845 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 06:18:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park: Le Carrousel]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/30/bryant-park-le-carrousel http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/30/bryant-park-le-carrousel Date: April 30, 2013

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

Also available for parties.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Le Carrousel (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-04-30 2013-04-30 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7533, -73.984 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 06:18:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/30/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/30/bryant-park-games Date: April 30, 2013

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-04-30 2013-04-30 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 06:18:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/30/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/30/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: April 30, 2013

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Ping Pong Court (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-04-30 2013-04-30 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 06:18:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Reading Room]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/30/bryant-park-reading-room http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/30/bryant-park-reading-room Date: April 30, 2013

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Reading Room (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-04-30 2013-04-30 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7542, -73.9833 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 06:18:44 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks PuppetMobile Presents "Little Red's Hood"]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/30/cityparks-puppetmobile-presents-little-reds-hood1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/30/cityparks-puppetmobile-presents-little-reds-hood1 Date: April 30, 2013

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

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

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2013-04-30 2013-04-30 12:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8344 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/515b091466e89.jpg Sat, 19 Apr 2014 06:18:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/30/bryant-park-juggling1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/30/bryant-park-juggling1 Date: April 30, 2013

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-04-30 2013-04-30 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 06:18:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Gallery Tours at Wave Hill]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/30/gallery-tours-at-wave-hill http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/30/gallery-tours-at-wave-hill Date: April 30, 2013

Join a curatorial fellow for a tour of Wave Hill’s spring exhibition, Drawn to Nature, which features the work of seven artists who use drawing to convey a deep connection to the natural world. In the Sunroom Project Space, Matthew Jensen’s installation showcases found objects from the east and west coasts of the Bronx. Tours take place Tuesdays and Saturdays at 2PM. Free, and admission to the grounds is free all day.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Glyndor Gallery (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2013-04-30 2013-04-30 2:00 pm 40.8989, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5155feb00dfab.jpg Sat, 19 Apr 2014 06:18:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/30/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/30/bryant-park-juggling Date: April 30, 2013

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

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-04-30 2013-04-30 5:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 06:18:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Stargazing on the High Line]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/30/every-tuesday-stargazing-on-the-high-line http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/30/every-tuesday-stargazing-on-the-high-line Date: April 30, 2013

You don’t have to leave New York City to see the stars.

Gaze at the stars, planets, and Moon through the high-powered telescopes of the Amateur Astronomers Association of New York, and chat with the experts about the sights you see. Stargazing at the High Line takes place every Tuesday, beginning at dusk, between Tuesday, April 2 and Tuesday, October 29.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 206-9922

Location: 14th Street Passage (in The High Line)

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M360 The High Line 2013-04-30 2013-04-30 6:30 pm 9:30 pm 40.7417, -74.0078 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5141fffebc529.png Sat, 19 Apr 2014 06:18:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Sunrise Tai Chi Classes]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/01/sunrise-tai-chi-classes http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/01/sunrise-tai-chi-classes Date: May 1, 2013

Sunrise Tai Chi Classes with Robert Martinez, certified Tai Chi Instructor. All programs are free, led by trained professionals, and suitable for all levels. Wear comfy clothing and bring water. Rain and weather/air advisory cancels.

Start time: 6:30 am

End time: 7:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Linden Terrace (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2013-05-01 2013-05-01 6:30 am 7:30 am 40.8617, -73.9335 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/517ff120af3f6.jpg Sat, 19 Apr 2014 06:18:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Art Exhibit: Fish & Crushed Can Story- Mixed Media]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/01/art-exhibit-fish-crushed-can-story-mixed-media http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/01/art-exhibit-fish-crushed-can-story-mixed-media Date: May 1, 2013

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2013-05-01 2013-05-01 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 06:18:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Mother's Day Plant Sale]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/01/mothers-day-plant-sale http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/01/mothers-day-plant-sale Date: May 1, 2013

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2013-05-01 2013-05-01 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 06:18:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Celebrate National Bike Month at QBG]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/01/celebrate-national-bike-month-at-qbg http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/01/celebrate-national-bike-month-at-qbg Date: May 1, 2013

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2013-05-01 2013-05-01 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 06:18:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Greenbelt Tree Tots]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/01/greenbelt-tree-tots http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/01/greenbelt-tree-tots Date: May 1, 2013

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

Start time: 9:45 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2013-05-01 2013-05-01 9:45 am 10:30 am 40.5884, -74.1391 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 06:18:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Catch & Release Fishing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/01/catch-release-fishing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/01/catch-release-fishing Date: May 1, 2013

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

Catch & Release Fishing

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2013-05-01 2013-05-01 10:00 am 3:00 pm 40.7968, -73.9515 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/511bb82a307e4.jpg Sat, 19 Apr 2014 06:18:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Woodland Discovery Kit in Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/01/woodland-discovery-kit-in-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/01/woodland-discovery-kit-in-central-park Date: May 1, 2013

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2013-05-01 2013-05-01 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7968, -73.9515 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 06:18:44 EDT
<![CDATA[The Wild Garden: Discovering Central Park Woodlands Exhibit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/01/the-wild-garden-discovering-central-park-woodlands-exhibit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/01/the-wild-garden-discovering-central-park-woodlands-exhibit Date: May 1, 2013

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2013-05-01 2013-05-01 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7968, -73.9515 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 06:18:44 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks PuppetMobile Presents "Little Red's Hood"]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/01/cityparks-puppetmobile-presents-little-reds-hood http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/01/cityparks-puppetmobile-presents-little-reds-hood Date: May 1, 2013

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

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

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

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2013-05-01 2013-05-01 10:00 am 40.7515, -73.8344 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/515b091466e89.jpg Sat, 19 Apr 2014 06:18:44 EDT
<![CDATA[A Walk in the Park: Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday until June 28th]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/01/a-walk-in-the-park-every-monday-wednesday-and-friday-until-june-28th http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/01/a-walk-in-the-park-every-monday-wednesday-and-friday-until-june-28th Date: May 1, 2013

Enjoy a heart healthy 1.25 mile round trip walk along the Hangar Row Historic District from the historic airport terminal at the Ryan Visitor Center to the Ranger
Station and back. Meet at 10 am return by 11 am. No reservations required, groupsare welcome.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Ryan Visitor Center (in Jamaica Bay Park)

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Q309 Jamaica Bay Park 2013-05-01 2013-05-01 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.5855, -73.8936 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/515c448cd751d.png Sat, 19 Apr 2014 06:18:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Street Types: Turn of the Century Portraiture By Alice Austen]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/01/street-types-turn-of-the-century-portraiture-by-alice-austen http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/01/street-types-turn-of-the-century-portraiture-by-alice-austen Date: May 1, 2013

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-4506

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

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R117 Alice Austen Park 2013-05-01 2013-05-01 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.6146, -74.0631 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 06:18:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Greenbelt Peepers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/01/greenbelt-peepers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/01/greenbelt-peepers Date: May 1, 2013

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2013-05-01 2013-05-01 11:00 am 11:30 am 40.5884, -74.1391 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 06:18:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Chess]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/01/bryant-park-chess http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/01/bryant-park-chess Date: May 1, 2013

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-05-01 2013-05-01 11:00 am 8:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 06:18:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Petanque]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/01/bryant-park-petanque http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/01/bryant-park-petanque Date: May 1, 2013

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

Available for parties.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-05-01 2013-05-01 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7541, -73.9845 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 06:18:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park: Le Carrousel]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/01/bryant-park-le-carrousel http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/01/bryant-park-le-carrousel Date: May 1, 2013

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

Also available for parties.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Le Carrousel (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-05-01 2013-05-01 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7533, -73.984 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 06:18:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/01/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/01/bryant-park-games Date: May 1, 2013

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-05-01 2013-05-01 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 06:18:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/01/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/01/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: May 1, 2013

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Ping Pong Court (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-05-01 2013-05-01 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 06:18:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Reading Room]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/01/bryant-park-reading-room http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/01/bryant-park-reading-room Date: May 1, 2013

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Reading Room (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-05-01 2013-05-01 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7542, -73.9833 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 06:18:44 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks PuppetMobile Presents "Little Red's Hood"]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/01/cityparks-puppetmobile-presents-little-reds-hood1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/01/cityparks-puppetmobile-presents-little-reds-hood1 Date: May 1, 2013

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

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

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2013-05-01 2013-05-01 12:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8344 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/515b091466e89.jpg Sat, 19 Apr 2014 06:18:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/01/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/01/bryant-park-juggling Date: May 1, 2013

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-05-01 2013-05-01 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 06:18:44 EDT
<![CDATA[School Garden Plant Start Giveaway]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/01/school-garden-plant-start-giveaway http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/01/school-garden-plant-start-giveaway Date: May 1, 2013

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

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

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 788-8073

Location: Hattie Carthan Garden

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2013-05-01 2013-05-01 4:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.6898, -73.9485 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 06:18:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong Tournament]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/01/bryant-park-ping-pong-tournament http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/01/bryant-park-ping-pong-tournament Date: May 1, 2013

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

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

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Ping Pong Court (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-05-01 2013-05-01 6:30 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 06:18:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/02/bryant-park-tai-chi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/02/bryant-park-tai-chi Date: May 2, 2013

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

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone: 212-768-4242

Location: Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-05-02 2013-05-02 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.7541, -73.9845 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 06:18:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Art Exhibit: Fish & Crushed Can Story- Mixed Media]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/02/art-exhibit-fish-crushed-can-story-mixed-media http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/02/art-exhibit-fish-crushed-can-story-mixed-media Date: May 2, 2013

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2013-05-02 2013-05-02 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 06:18:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Mother's Day Plant Sale]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/02/mothers-day-plant-sale http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/02/mothers-day-plant-sale Date: May 2, 2013

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2013-05-02 2013-05-02 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 06:18:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Celebrate National Bike Month at QBG]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/02/celebrate-national-bike-month-at-qbg http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/02/celebrate-national-bike-month-at-qbg Date: May 2, 2013

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2013-05-02 2013-05-02 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 06:18:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Conference House Park: Garlic Mustard Pull]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/02/conference-house-park-garlic-mustard-pull http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/02/conference-house-park-garlic-mustard-pull Date: May 2, 2013

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-3317

Location: Conference House Park

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R006 Conference House Park 2013-05-02 2013-05-02 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.5019, -74.228 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 06:18:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Couch to 5K]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/02/shape-up-nyc-couch-to-5k http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/02/shape-up-nyc-couch-to-5k Date: May 2, 2013

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Bowne Park

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Q006 Bowne Park 2013-05-02 2013-05-02 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.7705, -73.8073 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 06:18:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Erik Benson: The Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/02/erik-benson-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/02/erik-benson-the-park Date: May 2, 2013

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: The Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-05-02 2013-05-02 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7676, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5187e57d9d9bb.jpg Sat, 19 Apr 2014 06:18:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Stretching, Toning, and Relaxation at the Poe Visitor Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/02/craniosacral-relaxation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/02/craniosacral-relaxation Date: May 2, 2013

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

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

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2013-05-02 2013-05-02 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 06:18:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Catch & Release Fishing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/02/catch-release-fishing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/02/catch-release-fishing Date: May 2, 2013

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

Catch & Release Fishing

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2013-05-02 2013-05-02 10:00 am 3:00 pm 40.7968, -73.9515 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/511bb82a307e4.jpg Sat, 19 Apr 2014 06:18:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Woodland Discovery Kit in Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/02/woodland-discovery-kit-in-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/02/woodland-discovery-kit-in-central-park Date: May 2, 2013

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2013-05-02 2013-05-02 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7968, -73.9515 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 06:18:44 EDT
<![CDATA[The Wild Garden: Discovering Central Park Woodlands Exhibit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/02/the-wild-garden-discovering-central-park-woodlands-exhibit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/02/the-wild-garden-discovering-central-park-woodlands-exhibit Date: May 2, 2013

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2013-05-02 2013-05-02 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7968, -73.9515 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 06:18:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Greenbelt Tree Tots]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/02/greenbelt-tree-tots http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/02/greenbelt-tree-tots Date: May 2, 2013

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 10:45 am

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2013-05-02 2013-05-02 10:00 am 10:45 am 40.5884, -74.1391 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 06:18:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Street Types: Turn of the Century Portraiture By Alice Austen]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/02/street-types-turn-of-the-century-portraiture-by-alice-austen http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/02/street-types-turn-of-the-century-portraiture-by-alice-austen Date: May 2, 2013

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-4506

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

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R117 Alice Austen Park 2013-05-02 2013-05-02 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.6146, -74.0631 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 06:18:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Chess]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/02/bryant-park-chess http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/02/bryant-park-chess Date: May 2, 2013

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-05-02 2013-05-02 11:00 am 8:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 06:18:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Petanque]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/02/bryant-park-petanque http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/02/bryant-park-petanque Date: May 2, 2013

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

Available for parties.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-05-02 2013-05-02 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7541, -73.9845 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 06:18:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park: Le Carrousel]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/02/bryant-park-le-carrousel http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/02/bryant-park-le-carrousel Date: May 2, 2013

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

Also available for parties.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Le Carrousel (in Bryant Park)

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<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/02/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/02/bryant-park-games Date: May 2, 2013

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/02/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/02/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: May 2, 2013

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Ping Pong Court (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-05-02 2013-05-02 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 06:18:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Reading Room]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/02/bryant-park-reading-room http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/02/bryant-park-reading-room Date: May 2, 2013

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Reading Room (in Bryant Park)

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<![CDATA[Ride The Carousel in Prospect Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/02/ride-the-carousel-in-prospect-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/02/ride-the-carousel-in-prospect-park Date: May 2, 2013

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 230-7637

Location: The Carousel (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2013-05-02 2013-05-02 12:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.6637, -73.9642 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/516344b163619.jpg Sat, 19 Apr 2014 06:18:44 EDT