NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2016 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://nyc.gov/parks/events NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Fri, 06 May 2016 00:02:59 GMT <![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/03/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/03/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park Date: March 3, 2016

Walk straight through the heart of Central Park on this east-to-west tour led by Central Park Conservancy guides. Enjoy a great variety of the scenic, sculptural, and architectural elements the park has to offer. Visit some of the park's most famous landmarks, including Conservatory Water, Loeb Boathouse, Bethesda Terrace, Bow Bridge, Cherry Hill, the lake, and Strawberry Fields.

The tour route involves a few stairs. Tour starts in front of the Samuel F. B. Morse statue (inside the Park at 72nd Street and Fifth Avenue), and ends at 72nd Street and Central Park West.

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review the Central Park Conservancy's policies carefully.

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

For more information, please review these Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

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

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M010 Central Park 2016-03-03 2016-03-03 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.77249908447265600, -73.96700286865234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56423e4f3f7a0.jpg Mon, 22 Feb 2016 16:00:01 EST
<![CDATA[Thursday Evening Hours at the Merchant’s House Museum]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/03/thursday-evening-hours-at-the-merchants-house-museum http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/03/thursday-evening-hours-at-the-merchants-house-museum Date: March 3, 2016

Beginning May 7, 2015, the Merchant’s House Museum and Garden will be open to the public for tours on Thursday evenings until 8 p.m. A guided tour, included with Museum admission, will be offered at 6:30 p.m.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 777-1089

Location: Merchant's House Museum

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M318 Merchant's House Museum 2016-03-03 2016-03-03 12:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.7277, -73.9923 Fri, 17 Apr 2015 18:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Hatha Yoga and Meditation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/03/hatha-yoga-and-meditation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/03/hatha-yoga-and-meditation Date: March 3, 2016

This hatha yoga and meditation class focuses on whole body fitness for strength, health, well-being, and balance. You'll learn yoga techniques to initiate relaxation and influence changes within our physical and emotional responses to stress.

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 2016-03-03 2016-03-03 12:30 pm 1:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Wed, 20 Jan 2016 19:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Patterned Scarf-Knitting Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/03/knit-a-fibonacciinspired-scarfadults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/03/knit-a-fibonacciinspired-scarfadults Date: March 3, 2016

Participants will create a Fibonnacci-inspired striped scarf with two different colors of yarn. Select your contrasting or complementary colors for your piece. This is a pattern using a sequencing numerical pattern that produces an intersting affect. For those experienced in knitting, and wish to learn a fun technique.

Students bring own materials (#8 knitting needles, #4 color worsted weight yarn-two contrasting or complementary colors of your choice).

This is a class for those with serious interest in learning to work with two colors and creating an interesting numerical sequencing pattern for interesting effect.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2016-03-03 2016-03-03 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Tue, 29 Dec 2015 16:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Glass Candle Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/03/glass-candle-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/03/glass-candle-art Date: March 3, 2016

Come join us for an afternoon of socializing and fun!

No artistic experience necessary, but you’ll be surprised by your hidden talents! All supplies will be provided.

To RSVP, please call (718) 353-7853 or email kashfia.tasmi@parks.nyc.gov

This event is free and open to all adults.

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 3:30 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 2016-03-03 2016-03-03 1:30 pm 3:30 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.83439636230469000 Tue, 09 Feb 2016 15:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Tunisian Patterned Scarf-Making Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/03/crochet-beginners-class-adults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/03/crochet-beginners-class-adults Date: March 3, 2016

Participants will create a Tunisian crocheted, striped Fibonacci inspired scarf; producing an interesting numerical sequencing pattern effect on the work.

Students bring own materials (#H Tunisian crochet hook, #4 color worsted weight yarn-two contrasting or complementary colors of your choice).

This is a class for those with serious interest in learning Tunisian crochet and working with two colors.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2016-03-03 2016-03-03 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Tue, 29 Dec 2015 16:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Ed Center Open Hours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/03/ed-center-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/03/ed-center-open-hours Date: March 3, 2016

The Ed Center is open for free, drop-in hours four afternoons a week, on Sundays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays!

Get to know Brooklyn Bridge Park with our 250-gallon aquarium filled with critters from the East River, a 10’-scale model of Brooklyn Bridge Park, crafts, a reading corner, and much more!

Photo by Alexa Hoyer

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Environmental Education Center (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-03-03 2016-03-03 3:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.70428673171300000, -73.98938399553300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56b39ce479a04.jpg Mon, 28 Mar 2016 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[3 to 6 Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/03/3-to-6-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/03/3-to-6-club Date: March 3, 2016

Walker Park is offering various activities at the 3 to 6 Club, open to children ages 7 through 12 years, including art, literacy and sports.

Registration began September 8th and is ongoing. However, space is limited and on a first come, first serve basis.

For more information please contact Rich Costello at (718) 816-6172

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

Location: Walker Park

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R015 Walker Park 2016-03-03 2016-03-03 3:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.64329910278320000, -74.10939788818360000 Mon, 28 Mar 2016 18:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Teen PASS]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/03/teen-pass http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/03/teen-pass Date: March 3, 2016

When school is out, Teen PASS offers FREE, exceptional clubs that focus on the areas of NYC Parks, arts, environmental science and sports that are tailored to the interests and talents of 6th - 8th graders. We create a safe space for young people to grow as scientists and artists, nature lovers and healthy individuals alongside our gifted staff.

Programs are held during weekday afternoons, select Saturdays and school holidays at Red Hook Recreation Center, Faber Park Field House and Westside Collaborative middle school. Check each individual site for specific program schedules.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: 2123602746

Location: Faber Park Field House (in Faber Pool and Park),Red Hook Recreation Center (in Red Hook Recreation Area)

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R008, B126 Faber Pool and Park, Red Hook Recreation Area 2016-03-03 2016-03-03 3:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.64023590087890600, -74.13526916503906000; 40.67240142822265600, -74.00399780273438000 Mon, 19 Oct 2015 13:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Who Runs the World? GIRLS!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/03/who-runs-the-world-girls http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/03/who-runs-the-world-girls Date: March 3, 2016

Each week in March we will be hosting free workshops on a variety of topics. Each night will be a fun and engaging evening to learn. Girls and women of all ages are invited (males can join too!).

Schedule

March 3: Be Fit at Home
Learn workouts where no equipment is needed.

March 10: Women and Money
Be confident with your money. Learn the basics.

March 17: Yoga
Meditate and relax after your long days.

March 24: Dress to Impress
Discover the right clothes, hair, and make up for every occasion.

March 31: Dance Night
Learn some new moves at this fun night out!

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 543-8672

Location: Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center (in Williamsbridge Oval)

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X104 Williamsbridge Oval 2016-03-03 2016-03-03 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.87689971923828000, -73.87650299072266000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56c0a78a2cfd6.jpg Thu, 10 Mar 2016 17:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Will Eisner "The Spirit" Retrospective Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/04/will-eisner-the-spirit-retrospective-exhibitionwomens-history-month http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/04/will-eisner-the-spirit-retrospective-exhibitionwomens-history-month Date: March 4, 2016

The Poe Park Visitor Center is proud to celebrate the 75th anniversary of Will Eisner's "The Spirit." Arguably the most influential person in American comics, Will Eisner as artist, entrepreneur, innovator, and virtual storyteller, enjoyed a career that encompassed comic books from their early beginnings in the 1930s to their development as graphic novels in the 1990s.

On display at the Poe Park Visitor Center gallery, the exhibit will feature artworks from Will Eisner's estate, which will include comic strips of "The Spirit", Eisner's graphic novels "A Contact with God", "Dropsie Avenue", "Life Force", and more.

There will be a discussion with Ray Felix of The Spirit's Femme Fatales as part of Women's History Month: "P'Gell", "Sand Sarif", and more.

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 2016-03-04 2016-03-04 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 04 Mar 2016 18:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[The Orchid Show: Orchidelirium]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/04/the-orchid-show-orchidelirum http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/04/the-orchid-show-orchidelirum Date: March 4, 2016

More thrilling than ever, the 14th annual Orchid Show transports visitors on a journey through orchid collecting history, each moment playing out against a stunning backdrop of thousands of orchids. Discover the far-flung adventures of orchid hunters swept up in 19th-century "orchidelirium," when explorers risked life and limb to secure these captivating flowers from jungles around the world. Then learn about NYBG's efforts to rescue illegally collected orchids that have been seized at international borders. Dance performances, a poetry reading, 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.

For more information about the Orchid Show, please visit the New York Botanical Garden's website.

Save 20% on All-Garden Pass tickets: Use code 9210 online at nybg.org.
Valid only when you use code 9210 online at nybg.org. Valid for All-Garden Pass visits made February 27 through April 17. Offer subject to availability. Orders are limited to 6 tickets. Not valid on Special Event tickets or group tours. Discount cannot be combined with any other promotional offer or previously purchased tickets. Discount may be modified or withdrawn without prior notice. Tickets are not refundable or exchangeable.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 817-8700

Location: New York Botanical Garden

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2016-03-04 2016-03-04 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.86118619927200000, -73.88079619947500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56d46d2bf2185.jpg Mon, 29 Feb 2016 12:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Cardio & Body Strengthening]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/04/shape-up-nyc-cardio-body-strengthening http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/04/shape-up-nyc-cardio-body-strengthening Date: March 4, 2016

This total body workout addresses muscle strength and endurance while keeping the heart rate up to burn calories and strengthen the cardio respiratory system. Continuous movement to great music makes it fun!

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2016-03-04 2016-03-04 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.66070175170898400, -73.96540069580078000 Mon, 22 Feb 2016 14:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Toddler Carnival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/04/toddler-carnival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/04/toddler-carnival Date: March 4, 2016

Children age 5 and under come celebrate with us! We will have carnival games, music, and dance. We are extending our toddler hours and want you to come join us.

We have regular programming for babies and toddlers on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at 11 a.m. The event and program is free for all. A caregiver must stay with child.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 543-8672

Location: Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center (in Williamsbridge Oval)

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X104 Williamsbridge Oval 2016-03-04 2016-03-04 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.87689971923828000, -73.87650299072266000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56c0a3509ba2b.png Mon, 22 Feb 2016 14:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/04/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/04/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: March 4, 2016

Take our signature tour, and let Central Park Conservancy guides give you an insider's look at some of the most iconic features of the world's greatest urban park. Learn how rocky, swampy land was built into the living work of art that is Central Park today. Highlights of this tour include: the Dairy, Sheep Meadow, Cherry Hill, the Lake, Bow Bridge, Bethesda Terrace, The Mall, and Literary Walk.

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

For weather cancellation, ticket and other policies, please review Central Park's Conservancy's policies carefully.

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

For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2016-03-04 2016-03-04 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5707fdbcd2ffa.JPG Fri, 08 Apr 2016 16:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Teen PASS]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/04/teen-pass http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/04/teen-pass Date: March 4, 2016

When school is out, Teen PASS offers FREE, exceptional clubs that focus on the areas of NYC Parks, arts, environmental science and sports that are tailored to the interests and talents of 6th - 8th graders. We create a safe space for young people to grow as scientists and artists, nature lovers and healthy individuals alongside our gifted staff.

Programs are held during weekday afternoons, select Saturdays and school holidays at Red Hook Recreation Center, Faber Park Field House and Westside Collaborative middle school. Check each individual site for specific program schedules.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: 2123602746

Location: Faber Park Field House (in Faber Pool and Park),Red Hook Recreation Center (in Red Hook Recreation Area)

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R008, B126 Faber Pool and Park, Red Hook Recreation Area 2016-03-04 2016-03-04 3:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.64023590087890600, -74.13526916503906000; 40.67240142822265600, -74.00399780273438000 Mon, 19 Oct 2015 13:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[3 to 6 Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/04/3-to-6-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/04/3-to-6-club Date: March 4, 2016

Walker Park is offering various activities at the 3 to 6 Club, open to children ages 7 through 12 years, including art, literacy and sports.

Registration began September 8th and is ongoing. However, space is limited and on a first come, first serve basis.

For more information please contact Rich Costello at (718) 816-6172

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

Location: Walker Park

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R015 Walker Park 2016-03-04 2016-03-04 3:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.64329910278320000, -74.10939788818360000 Mon, 28 Mar 2016 18:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Women on Film Series: 'Free Angela And All Political Prisoners']]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/04/womens-history-month-film-series-free-angela-and-all-political-prisoners http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/04/womens-history-month-film-series-free-angela-and-all-political-prisoners Date: March 4, 2016

Celebrate Women’s History Month!

Join us for Shola Lynch's award-winning documentary about college professor/author/activist Angela Davis. The film chronicles her life and how her social activism implicates her in a botched kidnapping attempt that ends with a shootout, four dead, and her name on the FBI's 10 most wanted list.

Know Before You Go
Seating is limited. You should arrive before 6:30 p.m. to get a seat. Reservations are taken for groups only; please email letitia.guillory@parks.nyc.gov.

All are welcome!

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 965-8942

Location: St. John's Recreation Center

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2016-03-04 2016-03-04 6:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.67350006103500000, -73.93479919433600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56cf8ab0675f8.jpg Mon, 29 Feb 2016 17:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Greenmarket at Grand Army Plaza]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/05/greenmarket-at-grand-army-plaza http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/05/greenmarket-at-grand-army-plaza Date: March 5, 2016

At what other market can you do all your food shopping, sample local wine, and explore Brooklyn's favorite park? Established in 1989, the Grand Army Plaza greenmarket is the flagship Brooklyn market.

EBT/Food Stamps and WIC & Senior FMNP coupons accepted year-round.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Grand Army Plaza

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B040 Grand Army Plaza 2016-03-05 2016-03-05 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.67350006103515600, -73.97010040283203000 Mon, 22 Feb 2016 14:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Will Eisner "The Spirit" Retrospective Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/05/will-eisner-the-spirit-retrospective-exhibitionwomens-history-month http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/05/will-eisner-the-spirit-retrospective-exhibitionwomens-history-month Date: March 5, 2016

The Poe Park Visitor Center is proud to celebrate the 75th anniversary of Will Eisner's "The Spirit." Arguably the most influential person in American comics, Will Eisner as artist, entrepreneur, innovator, and virtual storyteller, enjoyed a career that encompassed comic books from their early beginnings in the 1930s to their development as graphic novels in the 1990s.

On display at the Poe Park Visitor Center gallery, the exhibit will feature artworks from Will Eisner's estate, which will include comic strips of "The Spirit", Eisner's graphic novels "A Contact with God", "Dropsie Avenue", "Life Force", and more.

There will be a discussion with Ray Felix of The Spirit's Femme Fatales as part of Women's History Month: "P'Gell", "Sand Sarif", and more.

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 2016-03-05 2016-03-05 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 04 Mar 2016 18:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Van Cortlandt Track Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/05/van-cortlandt-track-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/05/van-cortlandt-track-club Date: March 5, 2016

The Van Cortlandt Track Club runs through and around the Yonkers-Bronx border in small groups. The club breaks into various groups based on different paces and distances, starting with a loop of the Parade Grounds, then some peel off through the trails for various length and speed runs in smaller groups. Be sure to meet back up after the run at the Short Stop Cafe across the street for breakfast!

For more information about the Saturday morning run and other races, visit: http://www.vctc.org/page/saturday-morning-group-runs

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Van Cortlandt Stadium (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2016-03-05 2016-03-05 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.888, -73.8968 Wed, 06 May 2015 12:02:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/05/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/05/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: March 5, 2016

Come to Fort Tryon Park and try something new. Join us on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday mornings for one hour of walking, stretching, and strengthening exercises.

All of our fitness programs are free, led by trained professionals, and suitable for all levels. Wear comfortable clothing and bring water. Please check back for rain and weather/air advisory cancels.

For a breath of fresh air, take your workouts outdoors. Parks are becoming a logical alternative environment for those who want to add variety to their work outs, or who just don't like the gym. And, it's an affordable way to increase physical activity opportunities, because there's nothing special to build.

Exercise with a view, in natural sunlight, with green scenery all around bestows health benefits that can’t be found indoors. Scientific studies have shown that the pleasure of being outdoors for example gives your brain, psyche, and immune system an extra boost.

Please note: Fitness programs are canceled if the weather is lower than 20 degrees and when there are icy conditions.

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 9:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2016-03-05 2016-03-05 8:30 am 9:30 am 40.86059951782226600, -73.93379974365234000 Tue, 09 Feb 2016 15:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[New York Road Runners Open Run: Run for Life - Astoria Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/05/new-york-road-runners-open-run-run-for-life-astoria-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/05/new-york-road-runners-open-run-run-for-life-astoria-park Date: March 5, 2016

Open Run is a new community-based initiative that launched in St. Mary's Park in the Bronx on National Running Day, June 3, 2015. Through this initiative, New York Road Runners is empowering local volunteers to bring free weekly runs to local neighborhood parks all over NYC.

All runs are directed by volunteers and are free to all participants. The finish line is open until the last person is done. The courses vary based on park, but they are between 2.5-3 miles. Participants are encouraged to arrive 15 minutes before the start of the run and to leave their valuables at home – bag check is not provided. No need to do anything before the run, just show up. Open to all ages, experience levels, walkers, strollers, dogs: All are welcome!

This program is in coordination with NYC Parks' Community Parks Initiative.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Astoria Park Track (in Astoria Park)

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Q004 Astoria Park 2016-03-05 2016-03-05 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.77669906616211000, -73.92579650878906000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/567b14d16da82.png Mon, 28 Dec 2015 18:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[New York Road Runners Open Run: Run for Life - St. Mary's Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/05/new-york-road-runners-open-run-run-for-life-st-marys-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/05/new-york-road-runners-open-run-run-for-life-st-marys-park Date: March 5, 2016

Open Run is a new community-based initiative that launched in St. Mary's Park in the Bronx on National Running Day, June 3, 2015. Through this initiative, New York Road Runners is empowering local volunteers to bring free weekly runs to local neighborhood parks all over NYC.

All runs are directed by volunteers and are free to all participants. The finish line is open until the last person is done. The courses vary based on park, but they are between 2.5-3 miles. Participants are encouraged to arrive 15 minutes before the start of the run and to leave their valuables at home – bag check is not provided. No need to do anything before the run, just show up. Open to all ages, experience levels, walkers, strollers, dogs: All are welcome!

This program is in coordination with NYC Parks' Community Parks Initiative.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: St. Anns Avenue and East 149th Street (in St. Mary's Park)

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2016-03-05 2016-03-05 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.81409835815430000, -73.91290283203125000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/567b147d97ced.png Mon, 28 Dec 2015 18:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Tai Chi Chuan]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/05/tai-chi-chuan http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/05/tai-chi-chuan Date: March 5, 2016

Quiet like a mountain, moving like a river, Tai Chi is a sequence of gentle movements based on images found in nature. In this beginner-level 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 health benefits.

Students split into groups according to their level of expertise, exploring movements at their own pace, whether as beginners or as more advanced students of Tai Chi.

Sessions take place outdoors, weather permitting.

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 2016-03-05 2016-03-05 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56c75e4b687b7.jpg Mon, 22 Feb 2016 17:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Winter Workspace Workshop: Typography, Photography, and Hashtags]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/05/winter-workspace-workshop-typography-photography-hashtags http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/05/winter-workspace-workshop-typography-photography-hashtags Date: March 5, 2016

Each winter, Wave Hill opens Glyndor Gallery as workspace for New York-area artists, giving them the unique opportunity to explore the winter landscape as a source of inspiration. Artists share aspects of their practice and engagement with Wave Hill through hands-on workshops. Workshops begin in Glyndor Gallery with an introduction to the artist’s work, then continue in the Ecology Building or Wave Hill House for the creative activity.

During the Winter Workspace, Seldon Yuan plans to expand his in-camera photography techniques by utilizing plants and landscape at Wave Hill to reveal and obscure scenery and actions. In this workshop, you will use poetry and typography, the winter landscape of Wave Hill ,and your favorite social media platform, as you work with Yuan to create in-situ installations on the grounds that they can photograph, publish, and print.

Visitors ages 12 and over are welcome when accompanied by an adult. Newcomers and practicing artists alike are welcome to this nature photography workshop.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Glyndor Gallery (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2016-03-05 2016-03-05 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.89886474609375000, -73.91186523437500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56c760d022841.jpg Mon, 22 Feb 2016 17:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Give a Winter Bird a Home or a Feeder]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/05/family-art-project-give-a-winter-bird-a-home-or-a-feeder http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/05/family-art-project-give-a-winter-bird-a-home-or-a-feeder Date: March 5, 2016

Returning migrators and winter birds could use a little help right now with nests and food. Use the boxy shape of an ordinary milk carton to your advantage, camouflaging it with natural materials like pine boughs and leaves, and add an inviting stick perch. Add seeds and welcome home our 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 House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2016-03-05 2016-03-05 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56c761486bf0e.jpg Mon, 22 Feb 2016 16:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[The Orchid Show: Orchidelirium]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/05/the-orchid-show-orchidelirum http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/05/the-orchid-show-orchidelirum Date: March 5, 2016

More thrilling than ever, the 14th annual Orchid Show transports visitors on a journey through orchid collecting history, each moment playing out against a stunning backdrop of thousands of orchids. Discover the far-flung adventures of orchid hunters swept up in 19th-century "orchidelirium," when explorers risked life and limb to secure these captivating flowers from jungles around the world. Then learn about NYBG's efforts to rescue illegally collected orchids that have been seized at international borders. Dance performances, a poetry reading, 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.

For more information about the Orchid Show, please visit the New York Botanical Garden's website.

Save 20% on All-Garden Pass tickets: Use code 9210 online at nybg.org.
Valid only when you use code 9210 online at nybg.org. Valid for All-Garden Pass visits made February 27 through April 17. Offer subject to availability. Orders are limited to 6 tickets. Not valid on Special Event tickets or group tours. Discount cannot be combined with any other promotional offer or previously purchased tickets. Discount may be modified or withdrawn without prior notice. Tickets are not refundable or exchangeable.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 817-8700

Location: New York Botanical Garden

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2016-03-05 2016-03-05 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.86118619927200000, -73.88079619947500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56d46d2bf2185.jpg Mon, 29 Feb 2016 12:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Compost 101]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/05/compost-101 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/05/compost-101 Date: March 5, 2016

Join the NYC Compost Project to learn how to reduce your waste and create "black gold" for your garden by composting leaves, kitchen scraps, garden trimmings and weeds.

This workshop covers the essentials of outdoor composting in an urban setting. Register online at compost0101.eventbrite.com.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2016-03-05 2016-03-05 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56a299fb7dd32.jpg Tue, 02 Feb 2016 19:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[GreenThumb Workshop: Starting Seeds in a Greenhouse or Indoors]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/05/greenthumb-workshop-starting-seeds-in-a-greenhouse-or-indoors http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/05/greenthumb-workshop-starting-seeds-in-a-greenhouse-or-indoors Date: March 5, 2016

Get gardening early by starting your seeds in a greenhouse or sunny window. We’ll walk you through the steps of sowing, go over what healthy seedlings need to grow into mature crops, and document the process by keeping good records.

In partnership with New York Botanical Garden.

Please RSVP here.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 602-5300

Location: Model T Garden

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2016-03-05 2016-03-05 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.83099365234375000, -73.89469909667969000 Wed, 24 Feb 2016 18:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Discovery Hike: Spring Forward]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/05/discovery-hike-spring-forward http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/05/discovery-hike-spring-forward Date: March 5, 2016

Search for signs of spring along this hike, starting from the Greenbelt Nature Center. This hike is leisurely-paced and approximately 1+ hours in duration.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2016-03-05 2016-03-05 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 Mon, 11 Jan 2016 18:00:01 EST
<![CDATA[Birding: Winter Birds]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/05/birding-winter-birds http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/05/birding-winter-birds Date: March 5, 2016

New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife. Our Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in the urban jungle. We offer birding programs throughout the year; bring your own binoculars or ask a Ranger to borrow a pair. Birding programs are appropriate for all skill levels and beginners are welcome. This program will focus on the different species of birds which have overwintered in NYC Parks.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-967-3542

Location: Park Drive and Clove Road (in Clove Lakes Park)

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R005 Clove Lakes Park 2016-03-05 2016-03-05 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.61902618408203000, -74.10613250732422000 Wed, 09 Dec 2015 16:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/05/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/05/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour Date: March 5, 2016

Join Central Park Conservancy guides for an introduction to some of the southern park highlights, including Grand Army Plaza, the pond, Gapstow Bridge, Wollman Rink, Chess & Checkers House, and the Dairy.

The tour route involves moderate inclines and some stairs. Tour starts inside the park at 61st Street and Fifth Avenue. For weather cancellation, ticket and other policies, please review Central Park's Conservancy's policies carefully. Groups of seven or more must schedule a custom tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org.

For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 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 2016-03-05 2016-03-05 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.76549911499023400, -73.97219848632812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56423f05b161b.jpg Mon, 22 Feb 2016 16:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Pysanky Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/05/pysanky-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/05/pysanky-workshop Date: March 5, 2016

Learn the time-honored art of creating intricately-patterned Ukrainian Easter eggs, then make your own. Instructor Lesia Kozicky has taught psyanky-making for over 25 years. Her work has been displayed at the Library of Congress and at libraries throughout Westchester. Hot wax and permanent dyes used; please dress accordingly. Suitable for ages 14 and older. Please bring a bag lunch.

Registration is required. Please call (718) 885-1461 or email info@bpmm.org.

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 885-1461

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2016-03-05 2016-03-05 11:30 am 3:30 pm 40.87186431884765600, -73.80553436279297000 Fri, 26 Feb 2016 13:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Playwriting for Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/05/playwriting-for-adults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/05/playwriting-for-adults Date: March 5, 2016

Join Juan Ramirez in a playwriting series of workshops at the Poe Park Visitor Center on Saturdays. This class is for adults. The class will workshop:

  • Creating characters, monologues and outlines
  • Proper play format
  • How to make character dialogue natural
  • Emphasizing character development
  • How to find inspiration with the world around you
  • Discovering genres

Fun exercises: Characters writing letters to each other, characters talking to other fictional characters, writing like other playwrights

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2016-03-05 2016-03-05 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Wed, 30 Dec 2015 12:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Nature's Music Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/05/natures-music-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/05/natures-music-workshop Date: March 5, 2016

Urban Park Rangers Nature Centers are your gateway to New York City parks. Each serves as an in–park community center for public education, recreational activities, and environmental studies. The centers serve as both starting points for walking tours and workshop sites for educational programs for the whole family.

This winter, join us for the Nature's Workshop series. Each program in this series explores its topic in depth and allows you to develop a skill, participate in a hands-on project, and indulge your curiosity. All supplies provided. Discover which trees and natural materials are used to build modern and tribal musical instruments. Percussion instruments and a Native American flute will be on display. Participants will construct an Native American-inspired instrument.

Pre-registration is requested. Please call (212) 628-2345 to register.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Central Park

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M010 Central Park 2016-03-05 2016-03-05 12:00 pm 1:30 pm 40.77959823608398400, -73.96939849853516000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56cddb3bb7348.JPG Fri, 26 Feb 2016 16:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Learn to Play Soccer with Coach Victor Campbell]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/05/learn-to-play-soccer-with-coach-victor-campbell http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/05/learn-to-play-soccer-with-coach-victor-campbell Date: March 5, 2016

Children and youth ages 6-12 years learn fundamental and advanced soccer skills.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-402-5155

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

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2016-03-05 2016-03-05 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.81079864501953000, -73.91470336914062000 Wed, 23 Sep 2015 18:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Wildlife Viewing: City Squirrels]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/05/wildlife-viewing-city-squirrels http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/05/wildlife-viewing-city-squirrels Date: March 5, 2016

New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife. Our Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in the urban jungle. One reason squirrels are so commonly found in city parks is due to their amazing ability to adapt. Enjoy observing squirrel behavior and learn some interesting facts about this "nutty" mammal.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-421-2021

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

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B032 Fort Greene Park 2016-03-05 2016-03-05 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.69219970703125000, -73.97480010986328000 Wed, 09 Dec 2015 16:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Hands on History: Fruit on the Farm]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/05/hands-on-history-fruit-on-the-farm http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/05/hands-on-history-fruit-on-the-farm Date: March 5, 2016

Through this program, children can listen to stories about colonial farming, then create three-dimensional paper produce inspired by the crops Rufus King grew on his farm and learn about his interest in agriculture.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 206-0545

Location: King Manor Museum (in Rufus King Park)

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Q023 Rufus King Park 2016-03-05 2016-03-05 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.70299911499023400, -73.80372619628906000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56c8d9666ec99.jpg Mon, 22 Feb 2016 16:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park: Where are the Women? A Free Public Lecture]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/05/central-park-where-are-the-women-a-free-public-lecture http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/05/central-park-where-are-the-women-a-free-public-lecture Date: March 5, 2016

Central Park has 22 statues honoring men and none honoring real women. Join Coline Jenkins, legislator, author, television producer, and great, great granddaughter of notable suffragist Elizabeth Cady Stanton, as she discusses her involvement in placing a statue of two women’s rights pioneers in New York City’s Central Park.

The following two lectures will be held at the Museum of Bronx History at the Valentine-Varian House located at 3266 Bainbridge Avenue

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 881-8900

Location: Valentine-Varian House (in Valentine Varian House)

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X215 Valentine Varian House 2016-03-05 2016-03-05 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.87730026245117000, -73.87950134277344000 Mon, 29 Feb 2016 18:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Will Eisner "The Spirit" Retrospective-Opening Reception & Panel Discussion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/05/will-eisner-the-spirit-retrospectiveopening-reception-panel-discussion http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/05/will-eisner-the-spirit-retrospectiveopening-reception-panel-discussion Date: March 5, 2016

Join us for the opening of the 75th anniversary retrospective celebration of Will Eisner's "The Spirit." This is the only New York exhibition of the famed cartoonist and writer, which is being celebrated around the world. A panel discussion is scheduled for 2:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2016-03-05 2016-03-05 1:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Wed, 02 Mar 2016 12:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Ed Center Open Hours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/05/ed-center-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/05/ed-center-open-hours Date: March 5, 2016

The Ed Center is open for free, drop-in hours four afternoons a week!

Get to know Brooklyn Bridge Park with our 250-gallon aquarium filled with critters from the East River, a 10’-scale model of Brooklyn Bridge Park, crafts, a reading corner, and much more!

Photo by Alexa Hoyer

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Environmental Education Center (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-03-05 2016-03-05 1:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.70428673171300000, -73.98938399553300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56b39ce479a04.jpg Thu, 04 Feb 2016 15:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Goalball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/05/goalball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/05/goalball Date: March 5, 2016

Goalball is a Paralympic sport for athletes with visual impairments.It is played by two teams of three who are blindfolded using a ball with bells inside.

The ball is the size of a basketball but twice the weight. All abilities are welcome! Interested players can attend anytime. Membership is required.

For more information, email Rodolfo.Guevara@parks.nyc.gov.

Start time: 1:45 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-3319

Location: Chelsea Recreation Center

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M260 Chelsea Recreation Center 2016-03-05 2016-03-05 1:45 pm 4:00 pm 40.74829864501953000, -74.00219726562500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56bb8530e2b9a.jpg Thu, 11 Feb 2016 19:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Foodies of the Past: 19th-Century Food Culture]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/05/foodies-of-the-past-19thcentury-food-culture http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/05/foodies-of-the-past-19thcentury-food-culture Date: March 5, 2016

As the wealth of the nation grew, so did interest in fine food. In “Foodies of the Past,” Morris-Jumel Mansion Assistant Curator and food historian Kelsey Brow will discuss the 19th-century democratization of food culture and the emergence of the “foodie.” Tastings—and kale— will be included.

Advanced registration is required at curator@morrisjumel.org.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 923-8008

Location: Morris-Jumel Mansion (in Roger Morris Park)

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M073 Roger Morris Park 2016-03-05 2016-03-05 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.83449935913086000, -73.93849945068360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56968729a1090.jpg Wed, 20 Jan 2016 19:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Paper Arts & Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/05/paper-arts-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/05/paper-arts-crafts Date: March 5, 2016

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

Participants of all ages will have fun creating paper arts & crafts items to take home. Projects may include origami, decoupage, kirigami, collage, paper cutting, and more.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2016-03-05 2016-03-05 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Wed, 02 Mar 2016 11:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Le Petit Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/05/le-petit-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/05/le-petit-art Date: March 5, 2016

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

Create miniature works of art (4"x6") or less using multiple mediums like acrylic paint, water color, pastel, pencil, ink, and surfaces like wood, canvas, paper, metal, and glass.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2016-03-05 2016-03-05 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Wed, 02 Mar 2016 11:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Leading the Way: Six Outstanding Women of Queens]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/05/leading-the-way-six-outstanding-women-of-queens http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/05/leading-the-way-six-outstanding-women-of-queens Date: March 5, 2016

The Queens Historical Society presents their newest exhibition, Leading the Way: Six Outstanding Women of Queens. Featuring women from diverse fields and backgrounds, who at one point in their lives lived and worked in Queens, the exhibition highlights the life and work of Helen Keller, Betty Friedan, Rise Stevens, Lisa Randall, Grace Lee Boggs, and Yeou-Cheng Ma. Also on display is an interactive installation of handmade sea glass-like objects by artist M. J. Levy Dickson, as an homage to Helen Keller. On view Tuesdays, Saturdays and Sundays from 2:30-4:30 p.m. until May 2016.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 939-0647

Location: Kingsland Homestead (in Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech)

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Q022 Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech 2016-03-05 2016-03-05 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.76369857788086000, -73.82399749755860000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5591a2b96e22b.jpg Mon, 29 Feb 2016 18:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[The Reel History of Brooklyn Cinema]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/05/the-reel-history-of-brooklyn-cinema http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/05/the-reel-history-of-brooklyn-cinema Date: March 5, 2016

Brooklyn’s own Rory Schwartz will guide you to famous film locations around Brooklyn Bridge Park. From On The Town to Moonstruck, Brooklyn has been an important backdrop in American Cinema.

Photo by Julienne Schaer

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: 334 Furman Street (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-03-05 2016-03-05 3:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.69403178914900000, -73.99932694435100000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56b3b22971dc6.JPG Thu, 04 Feb 2016 17:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[The Night Sky]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/05/the-night-sky http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/05/the-night-sky Date: March 5, 2016

Our Urban Park Rangers will be your guides to the solar system, discussing the science, history, and folklore of the universe. Night Sky programs highlight the history and folklore of the solar system, using the naked eye to locate stars and planets.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 319-7258

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2016-03-05 2016-03-05 6:00 pm 7:30 pm 40.85166235434100000, -73.82469034195000000 Thu, 18 Feb 2016 11:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Early Morning Bird Walk: Gulls Galore]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/06/early-morning-bird-walk-gulls-galore http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/06/early-morning-bird-walk-gulls-galore Date: March 6, 2016

Think all gulls are the same? Join the Prospect Park Alliance and take another look by exploring the Park’s nature trails and discover all the different species of gulls in the park.

Please note: this tour leaves promptly at 8 a.m.

Led by the Brooklyn Bird Club.

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 2016-03-06 2016-03-06 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.66070175170898400, -73.96540069580078000 Mon, 22 Feb 2016 14:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[New York Road Runners Open Run: Run for Life at Marine Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/06/new-york-road-runners-open-run-run-for-life-at-marine-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/06/new-york-road-runners-open-run-run-for-life-at-marine-park Date: March 6, 2016

Open Run is a new community-based initiative that launched in St. Mary's Park in the Bronx on National Running Day, June 3, 2015. Through this initiative, New York Road Runners is empowering local volunteers to bring free weekly runs to local neighborhood parks all over NYC.

All runs are directed by volunteers and are free to all participants. The finish line is open until the last person is done. The courses vary based on park, but they are between 2.5-3 miles. Participants are encouraged to arrive 15 minutes before the start of the run and to leave their valuables at home – bag check is not provided. No need to do anything before the run, just show up. Open to all ages, experience levels, walkers, strollers, dogs: All are welcome!

This program is in coordination with NYC Parks' Community Parks Initiative.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Carmine Carro Community Center (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2016-03-06 2016-03-06 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.60810089111300000, -73.93769836425800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/567b155c53d54.png Mon, 28 Dec 2015 18:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Girls Basketball Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/06/girls-basketball-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/06/girls-basketball-clinic Date: March 6, 2016

Learn the basics of dribbling, passing, and shooting. Suitable for girls ages 7 to 17.

Please call the center for more information.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 353-7853

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

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2016-03-06 2016-03-06 9:00 am 11:00 am 40.75149917602539000, -73.83439636230469000 Mon, 14 Mar 2016 15:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/06/yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/06/yoga Date: March 6, 2016

Reduce stress, increase your energy and bring strength and flexibility to mind, body, and spirit with a yoga practice that makes use of props, including blocks and straps. Classes are led by Yoga for Bliss director Neem Dewji. All levels are welcome.

Please arrive on-time: late-comers will not be admitted once the class begins. Sessions take place outdoors, weather permitting.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:15 am

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Ecology Building (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2016-03-06 2016-03-06 10:00 am 11:15 am 40.89788818359375000, -73.91107940673828000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56c75f29b8dd5.jpg Mon, 22 Feb 2016 17:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Give a Winter Bird a Home or a Feeder]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/06/family-art-project-give-a-winter-bird-a-home-or-a-feeder http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/06/family-art-project-give-a-winter-bird-a-home-or-a-feeder Date: March 6, 2016

Returning migrators and winter birds could use a little help right now with nests and food. Use the boxy shape of an ordinary milk carton to your advantage, camouflaging it with natural materials like pine boughs and leaves, and add an inviting stick perch. Add seeds, and welcome home our 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 House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2016-03-06 2016-03-06 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56c761486bf0e.jpg Mon, 22 Feb 2016 17:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[The Orchid Show: Orchidelirium]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/06/the-orchid-show-orchidelirum http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/06/the-orchid-show-orchidelirum Date: March 6, 2016

More thrilling than ever, the 14th annual Orchid Show transports visitors on a journey through orchid collecting history, each moment playing out against a stunning backdrop of thousands of orchids. Discover the far-flung adventures of orchid hunters swept up in 19th-century "orchidelirium," when explorers risked life and limb to secure these captivating flowers from jungles around the world. Then learn about NYBG's efforts to rescue illegally collected orchids that have been seized at international borders. Dance performances, a poetry reading, 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.

For more information about the Orchid Show, please visit the New York Botanical Garden's website.

Save 20% on All-Garden Pass tickets: Use code 9210 online at nybg.org.
Valid only when you use code 9210 online at nybg.org. Valid for All-Garden Pass visits made February 27 through April 17. Offer subject to availability. Orders are limited to 6 tickets. Not valid on Special Event tickets or group tours. Discount cannot be combined with any other promotional offer or previously purchased tickets. Discount may be modified or withdrawn without prior notice. Tickets are not refundable or exchangeable.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 817-8700

Location: New York Botanical Garden

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2016-03-06 2016-03-06 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.86118619927200000, -73.88079619947500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56d46d2bf2185.jpg Mon, 29 Feb 2016 12:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/06/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/06/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park Date: March 6, 2016

Walk straight through the heart of Central Park on this east-to-west tour led by Central Park Conservancy guides. Enjoy a great variety of the scenic, sculptural, and architectural elements the park has to offer. Visit some of the park's most famous landmarks, including Conservatory Water, Loeb Boathouse, Bethesda Terrace, Bow Bridge, Cherry Hill, the lake, and Strawberry Fields.

The tour route involves a few stairs. The tour starts in front of the Samuel F. B. Morse statue (inside the Park at 72nd Street and Fifth Avenue), and ends at 72nd Street and Central Park West.

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review the Central Park Conservancy's policies carefully.

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

For more information, please review these Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

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

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M010 Central Park 2016-03-06 2016-03-06 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.77249908447265600, -73.96700286865234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56423e4f3f7a0.jpg Mon, 22 Feb 2016 14:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Living with White-Tailed Deer]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/06/living-with-whitetailed-deer http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/06/living-with-whitetailed-deer Date: March 6, 2016

Explore the woods of Wolfe’s Pond Park with the Urban Park Rangers in a search for deer. Learn about deer ecology and behavior as you look for clues of deer presence. Join in a discussion about the impacts of deer in an urban environment.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-967-3542

Location: Wolfe's Pond Park Comfort Station (in Wolfe's Pond Park)

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R031 Wolfe's Pond Park 2016-03-06 2016-03-06 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.52040100097700000, -74.18949890136700000 Thu, 03 Dec 2015 13:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Meditation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/06/meditation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/06/meditation Date: March 6, 2016

Let nature inspire you to find your center and reconnect with your true self using guided mindfulness and other meditation practices.

Each session, led byYoga for Bliss director Neem Dewji, includes instruction in simple techniques, followed by guided meditations.

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

Start time: 11:45 am

End time: 12:45 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Ecology Building (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2016-03-06 2016-03-06 11:45 am 12:45 pm 40.89788818359375000, -73.91107940673828000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56c7601085fa2.jpg Mon, 22 Feb 2016 17:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Afternoon Tea]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/06/afternoon-tea http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/06/afternoon-tea Date: March 6, 2016

Enjoy Afternoon Tea in the Mark Twain Room prior to each concert in Armor Hall. The Café at Wave Hill pairs a classic menu with an assortment of green, black and herbal teas. This traditional tea service includes the following four elements: savory, scones, sweets, and tea. The menu, presented by Great Performances, which can be downloaded here, includes an array of tea sandwiches, scones, and bite-sized desserts. Afternoon Tea also includes a glass of sparkling wine and strawberries.

Advanced registration is required. We will take reservations until 10 a.m. on the Friday, prior to the concert.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2016-03-06 2016-03-06 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56c7637a64cf0.jpg Mon, 22 Feb 2016 17:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[She's On Point: A Celebration of Girls in Sports]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/06/shes-on-point-a-celebration-of-girls-in-sports http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/06/shes-on-point-a-celebration-of-girls-in-sports Date: March 6, 2016

Join NYC Parks to celebrate, honor, and engage young women and girls in sports! Featuring sports demos, inspirational speakers, fun activities, giveaways and more. Open to all members of the public, ages 6 and up.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 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 2016-03-06 2016-03-06 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.83439636230469000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56cdd3df194fc.jpg Mon, 29 Feb 2016 18:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Meditative Woodland Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/06/meditative-woodland-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/06/meditative-woodland-walk Date: March 6, 2016

Get up close and personal with nature and yourself this spring! Walk/hike with artist, yogi, and nature-lover Sara Hart of iHart Lens on a monthly meditative journey through the woodland areas and garden. Learn to use art, yoga, breathing techniques and writing activities to awaken the senses and open yourself to a deeper consciousness. These events are physical, as well as mindful.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2016-03-06 2016-03-06 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56c7643bee840.jpg Mon, 22 Feb 2016 17:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Fire-Making Skills]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/06/firemaking-skills http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/06/firemaking-skills Date: March 6, 2016

Fire is mankind's greatest discovery. Learn primitive and modern methods for making fire safely and responsibly while exploring the great outdoors. Registration required. To register visit www.nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Wednesday, February 24th.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: 212-628-2345

Location: Inwood Hill Park

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2016-03-06 2016-03-06 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.87300109863281000, -73.92539978027344000 Wed, 09 Dec 2015 16:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Historic New York: The World's Fair]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/06/historic-new-york-the-worlds-fair http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/06/historic-new-york-the-worlds-fair Date: March 6, 2016

Urban Park Rangers specialize in interpretation of historic turning points, both natural and man-made, in our city’s long history. "Historic New York” programs highlight the history and architecture of selected neighborhoods or parks. This park hosted two world's fairs in 1939 and 1964. Relive the stories from those times and learn more about the structures which still survive today.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-352-1769

Location: Unisphere (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2016-03-06 2016-03-06 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.74638748168945000, -73.84501647949219000 Wed, 09 Dec 2015 17:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Historic New York: Nature and Design]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/06/historic-new-york-nature-and-design http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/06/historic-new-york-nature-and-design Date: March 6, 2016

Urban Park Rangers specialize in interpretation of historic turning points, both natural and man-made, in our city’s long history. “Historic New York” programs highlight the history and architecture of selected neighborhoods or parks. On this walking tour, discover the history behind Calvert Vaux and Frederick Law Olmsted's vision that is Prospect Park. The program will focus on their seamless transition between the urban and the natural worlds within New York City.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-421-2021

Location: Arch at Grand Army Plaza (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2016-03-06 2016-03-06 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.67430114746094000, -73.97019958496094000 Fri, 11 Dec 2015 17:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Ed Center Open Hours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/06/ed-center-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/06/ed-center-open-hours Date: March 6, 2016

The Ed Center is open for free, drop-in hours four afternoons a week!

Get to know Brooklyn Bridge Park with our 250-gallon aquarium filled with critters from the East River, a 10’-scale model of Brooklyn Bridge Park, crafts, a reading corner, and much more!

Photo by Alexa Hoyer

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Environmental Education Center (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-03-06 2016-03-06 1:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.70428673171300000, -73.98938399553300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56b39ce479a04.jpg Thu, 04 Feb 2016 15:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Heather Garden Tour: Caring for the Heather Garden with Horticulturist John Kelly]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/06/heather-garden-tour-caring-for-the-heather-garden-with-horticulturist-john-kelly http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/06/heather-garden-tour-caring-for-the-heather-garden-with-horticulturist-john-kelly Date: March 6, 2016

Join a tour of the Heather Garden and learn insider information on what it takes to sustain this horticultural jewel and it's 500 varieties of plants, trees, and shrubs. Gardener John Kelly will lead you through each season's tasks and how he and the crew ensure the garden remains beautiful and well cared for year-round.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2016-03-06 2016-03-06 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.86059951782226600, -73.93379974365234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56be102a1cd1e.jpg Thu, 18 Feb 2016 15:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Yoga with Awesome Asana]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/06/yoga-with-awesome-asana http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/06/yoga-with-awesome-asana Date: March 6, 2016

Every Sunday at 1 p.m. at Morris-Jumel Mansion, certified yoga instructor Chelsea Best conducts Awesome Asana Yoga, an open-level Vinyasa class designed to accommodate beginners and experts alike.

All are welcome, and mats, if you haven’t one, are provided.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:05 pm

Contact phone: (212) 923-8008

Location: Morris-Jumel Mansion (in Roger Morris Park)

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M073 Roger Morris Park 2016-03-06 2016-03-06 1:00 pm 2:05 pm 40.83449935913086000, -73.93849945068360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/569684beaa3fd.jpg Wed, 13 Jan 2016 17:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Garden and Conservatory Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/06/garden-conservatory-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/06/garden-conservatory-highlights-walk Date: March 6, 2016

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

Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2016-03-06 2016-03-06 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56c7624d4a36c.jpg Mon, 22 Feb 2016 17:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Concert: Sweet Plantain]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/06/concert-sweet-plantain http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/06/concert-sweet-plantain Date: March 6, 2016

Sweet Plantain is four immensely talented, classically trained musicians who fuse their skill, diverse backgrounds and eclectic musical interests to bridge the gap between genres and generations. Their sound is unique, the styles spanning classical, Cuban, Venezuelan joropo, hip-hop and rap. The ensemble has toured throughout the U.S., Europe, Russia and the Caribbean, with local appearances at Carnegie Hall and Birdland. The performance lasts approximately one hour.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2016-03-06 2016-03-06 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56c7653d03ba7.jpg Mon, 22 Feb 2016 16:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Science Adventures: March Mad Science]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/06/science-adventures-march-mad-science http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/06/science-adventures-march-mad-science Date: March 6, 2016

Spring fever? Cabin fever? Channel those energies into interesting experiments and demonstrations. Suitable for ages 8+ with adult supervision.

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 2016-03-06 2016-03-06 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 Tue, 02 Feb 2016 19:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Leading the Way: Six Outstanding Women of Queens]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/06/leading-the-way-six-outstanding-women-of-queens http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/06/leading-the-way-six-outstanding-women-of-queens Date: March 6, 2016

The Queens Historical Society presents their newest exhibition, Leading the Way: Six Outstanding Women of Queens. Featuring women from diverse fields and backgrounds, who at one point in their lives lived and worked in Queens, the exhibition highlights the life and work of Helen Keller, Betty Friedan, Rise Stevens, Lisa Randall, Grace Lee Boggs, and Yeou-Cheng Ma. Also on display is an interactive installation of handmade sea glass-like objects by artist M. J. Levy Dickson, as an homage to Helen Keller. On view Tuesdays, Saturdays and Sundays from 2:30-4:30 p.m. until May 2016.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 939-0647

Location: Kingsland Homestead (in Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech)

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Q022 Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech 2016-03-06 2016-03-06 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.76369857788086000, -73.82399749755860000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5591a2b96e22b.jpg Mon, 29 Feb 2016 18:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Duo: Music for Violin and Cello]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/06/duo-music-for-violin-and-cello http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/06/duo-music-for-violin-and-cello Date: March 6, 2016

Treat yourself to the incomparable musical dynamism of the violin and cello. Uptown Ensemble Concerts in the Heights will perform duet works by Mozart, Stamitz, and Prokofiev. A reception will follow.

Advanced registration is required at publicprograms@morrisjumel.org.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 923-8008

Location: Morris-Jumel Mansion (in Roger Morris Park)

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M073 Roger Morris Park 2016-03-06 2016-03-06 3:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.83449935913086000, -73.93849945068360000 Wed, 20 Jan 2016 19:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Meet the Artist: Amy Lincoln]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/06/meet-the-artist-amy-lincoln http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/06/meet-the-artist-amy-lincoln Date: March 6, 2016

Join us for an artist talk with Amy Lincoln. Her installation Floating Oases, on view in the Tea Room in Wave Hill House through March 27 comprises studies and paintings, some initiated during her participation in Winter Workspace 2015. Merging traditional art genres of landscape, still life, portraiture and botanical illustration, Lincoln’s lush works conjure figments of the imagination while meticulously rendering natural forms and landscapes.

Read an interview about her work on hyperallergic.com here.

Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Glyndor Gallery (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2016-03-06 2016-03-06 3:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.89886474609375000, -73.91186523437500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56c7663aebb0a.jpg Mon, 22 Feb 2016 17:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Hunter Island Night Hike]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/06/hunter-island-night-hike http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/06/hunter-island-night-hike Date: March 6, 2016

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. Owls, deer, coyotes, and raccoons are among the many animals that call Pelham Bay Park home. Join the Rangers for this rare winter night hike.

Participants are chosen by lottery. To enter you name in the lottery, visit www.nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Wednesday, February 24th..

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-319-7258

Location: Pelham Bay Park

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2016-03-06 2016-03-06 6:00 pm 7:30 pm 40.85860061645508000, -73.80269622802734000 Wed, 24 Feb 2016 12:00:01 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/07/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/07/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: March 7, 2016

Take our signature tour, and let Central Park Conservancy guides give you an insider's look at some of the most iconic features of the world's greatest urban park. Learn how rocky, swampy land was built into the living work of art that is Central Park today. Highlights of this tour include: the Dairy, Sheep Meadow, Cherry Hill, the Lake, Bow Bridge, Bethesda Terrace, The Mall, and Literary Walk.

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

For weather cancellation, ticket and other policies, please review Central Park's Conservancy's policies carefully.

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

For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2016-03-07 2016-03-07 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56423eb442327.jpg Mon, 22 Feb 2016 16:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Teen PASS]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/07/teen-pass http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/07/teen-pass Date: March 7, 2016

When school is out, Teen PASS offers FREE, exceptional clubs that focus on the areas of NYC Parks, arts, environmental science and sports that are tailored to the interests and talents of 6th - 8th graders. We create a safe space for young people to grow as scientists and artists, nature lovers and healthy individuals alongside our gifted staff.

Programs are held during weekday afternoons, select Saturdays and school holidays at Red Hook Recreation Center, Faber Park Field House and Westside Collaborative middle school. Check each individual site for specific program schedules.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: 2123602746

Location: Faber Park Field House (in Faber Pool and Park),Red Hook Recreation Center (in Red Hook Recreation Area)

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R008, B126 Faber Pool and Park, Red Hook Recreation Area 2016-03-07 2016-03-07 3:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.64023590087890600, -74.13526916503906000; 40.67240142822265600, -74.00399780273438000 Mon, 19 Oct 2015 13:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[3 to 6 Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/07/3-to-6-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/07/3-to-6-club Date: March 7, 2016

Walker Park is offering various activities at the 3 to 6 Club, open to children ages 7 through 12 years, including art, literacy and sports.

Registration began September 8th and is ongoing. However, space is limited and on a first come, first serve basis.

For more information please contact Rich Costello at (718) 816-6172

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

Location: Walker Park

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R015 Walker Park 2016-03-07 2016-03-07 3:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.64329910278320000, -74.10939788818360000 Mon, 28 Mar 2016 18:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/08/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/08/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: March 8, 2016

Come to Fort Tryon Park and try something new. Join us on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday mornings for one hour of walking, stretching, and strengthening exercises.

All of our fitness programs are free, led by trained professionals, and suitable for all levels. Wear comfortable clothing and bring water. Please check back for rain and weather/air advisory cancels.

For a breath of fresh air, take your workouts outdoors. Parks are becoming a logical alternative environment for those who want to add variety to their work outs, or who just don't like the gym. And, it's an affordable way to increase physical activity opportunities, because there's nothing special to build.

Exercise with a view, in natural sunlight, with green scenery all around bestows health benefits that can’t be found indoors. Scientific studies have shown that the pleasure of being outdoors for example gives your brain, psyche, and immune system an extra boost.

Please note: Fitness programs are canceled if the weather is lower than 20 degrees and when there are icy conditions. Saturday morning walks begin at 8:30 a.m.

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2016-03-08 2016-03-08 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.86059951782226600, -73.93379974365234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5395c8d750ccf.jpg Thu, 24 Mar 2016 12:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Will Eisner "The Spirit" Retrospective Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/08/will-eisner-the-spirit-retrospective-exhibitionwomens-history-month http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/08/will-eisner-the-spirit-retrospective-exhibitionwomens-history-month Date: March 8, 2016

The Poe Park Visitor Center is proud to celebrate the 75th anniversary of Will Eisner's "The Spirit." Arguably the most influential person in American comics, Will Eisner as artist, entrepreneur, innovator, and virtual storyteller, enjoyed a career that encompassed comic books from their early beginnings in the 1930s to their development as graphic novels in the 1990s.

On display at the Poe Park Visitor Center gallery, the exhibit will feature artworks from Will Eisner's estate, which will include comic strips of "The Spirit", Eisner's graphic novels "A Contact with God", "Dropsie Avenue", "Life Force", and more.

There will be a discussion with Ray Felix of The Spirit's Femme Fatales as part of Women's History Month: "P'Gell", "Sand Sarif", and more.

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 2016-03-08 2016-03-08 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 04 Mar 2016 18:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Baby & Me Fun Learning]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/08/baby-me-fun-learning http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/08/baby-me-fun-learning Date: March 8, 2016

Learn simple signs for communicating with your baby, and play games and activities for both baby and you. Infants and toddlers are welcome. Join the fun!

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 2016-03-08 2016-03-08 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Mon, 28 Mar 2016 18:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[The Orchid Show: Orchidelirium]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/08/the-orchid-show-orchidelirum http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/08/the-orchid-show-orchidelirum Date: March 8, 2016

More thrilling than ever, the 14th annual Orchid Show transports visitors on a journey through orchid collecting history, each moment playing out against a stunning backdrop of thousands of orchids. Discover the far-flung adventures of orchid hunters swept up in 19th-century "orchidelirium," when explorers risked life and limb to secure these captivating flowers from jungles around the world. Then learn about NYBG's efforts to rescue illegally collected orchids that have been seized at international borders. Dance performances, a poetry reading, 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.

For more information about the Orchid Show, please visit the New York Botanical Garden's website.

Save 20% on All-Garden Pass tickets: Use code 9210 online at nybg.org.
Valid only when you use code 9210 online at nybg.org. Valid for All-Garden Pass visits made February 27 through April 17. Offer subject to availability. Orders are limited to 6 tickets. Not valid on Special Event tickets or group tours. Discount cannot be combined with any other promotional offer or previously purchased tickets. Discount may be modified or withdrawn without prior notice. Tickets are not refundable or exchangeable.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 817-8700

Location: New York Botanical Garden

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2016-03-08 2016-03-08 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.86118619927200000, -73.88079619947500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56d46d2bf2185.jpg Mon, 29 Feb 2016 12:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/08/tour-of-gracie-mansion http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/08/tour-of-gracie-mansion Date: March 8, 2016

In 1799, a prosperous New York merchant named Archibald Gracie built a country house overlooking a bend in the East River, five miles north of the then-New York City limits. Little did he know that, more than 200 years later, his home would be serving as the official residence of the First Family of New York City - a place where history is made, not merely recorded.

As a historic house museum run by the Parks Department, sitting on 11 acres of grounds now known as Carl Schurz Park, Gracie Mansion has served as the home of 10 mayors, beginning first with Mayor Fiorello H. La Guardia in 1942. Today, Gracie Mansion is occupied by the de Blasio family, which has opened its doors in the spirit of the administration's motto: one city, rising together. In keeping with that theme, Mayor de Blasio and First Lady Chirlane McCray have introduced a new art installation, titled “Windows on the City: Looking Out at Gracie’s New York.” The installation consists of previously and newly acquired works, all from the original Gracie Mansion period, which have been curated to create a more historically accurate picture of life in New York City during the time of Gracie Mansion’s construction.

To RSVP for tour, please go to: on.nyc.gov/gracietour.

Currently, Gracie Mansion is not offering group tours. If you are part of a private organization that would like to tour the house, please email your request, including the size of group, your name and the purpose of a tour, to gracieinfo@cityhall.nyc.gov, and we will work to add you to one of the currently scheduled tours.

Photo ID required for entrance. No photography permitted in the interior. At the present time, tours are available in English only. Please plan to arrive at least five minutes in advance.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 10:50 am

Contact phone: (212) 676-3060

Location: Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2016-03-08 2016-03-08 10:00 am 10:50 am 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56a68fcc263c3.jpg Wed, 27 Jan 2016 17:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/08/tour-of-gracie-mansion1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/08/tour-of-gracie-mansion1 Date: March 8, 2016

In 1799, a prosperous New York merchant named Archibald Gracie built a country house overlooking a bend in the East River, five miles north of the then-New York City limits. Little did he know that, more than 200 years later, his home would be serving as the official residence of the First Family of New York City - a place where history is made, not merely recorded.

As a historic house museum run by the Parks Department, sitting on 11 acres of grounds now known as Carl Schurz Park, Gracie Mansion has served as the home of 10 mayors, beginning first with Mayor Fiorello H. La Guardia in 1942. Today, Gracie Mansion is occupied by the de Blasio family, which has opened its doors in the spirit of the administration's motto: one city, rising together. In keeping with that theme, Mayor de Blasio and First Lady Chirlane McCray have introduced a new art installation, titled “Windows on the City: Looking Out at Gracie’s New York.” The installation consists of previously and newly acquired works, all from the original Gracie Mansion period, which have been curated to create a more historically accurate picture of life in New York City during the time of Gracie Mansion’s construction.

To RSVP for tour, please go to on.nyc.gov/gracietour.

Currently, Gracie Mansion is not offering group tours. If you are part of a private organization that would like to tour the house, please email your request, including the size of group, your name and the purpose of a tour, to gracieinfo@cityhall.nyc.gov, and we will work to add you to one of the currently scheduled tours.

Photo ID required for entrance. No photography permitted in the interior. At the present time, tours are available in English only. Please plan to arrive at least five minutes in advance.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 11:50 am

Contact phone: (212) 676-3060

Location: Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2016-03-08 2016-03-08 11:00 am 11:50 am 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56a68fcc263c3.jpg Wed, 27 Jan 2016 17:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Paint it Up]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/08/paint-it-up http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/08/paint-it-up Date: March 8, 2016

Participants will create a work of art on canvas to complete within the session and take home. For adults. No experience necessary.

Start time: 11:00 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 2016-03-08 2016-03-08 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 04 Mar 2016 18:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Mid-Park Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/08/central-park-tour-midpark-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/08/central-park-tour-midpark-welcome-tour Date: March 8, 2016

Explore some of the park's best-known features, and then marvel at the view from Belvedere Castle, on this introductory tour led by Central Park Conservancy guides. Highlights of this tour include: Balcony Bridge, Oak Bridge, the Lake, the Ramble, and Belvedere Castle.

The tour route involves many hills, stairs, and uneven terrain. The tour starts in front of the Alexander von Humboldt statue (77th Street and Central Park West), and ends at Belvedere Castle (mid-Park at 79th Street).

For weather cancellation, ticket and other policies, please review the Central Park Conservancy's policies carefully. Groups of seven or more must schedule a custom tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org.

For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Alexander von Humboldt statue (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-03-08 2016-03-08 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.77939987182617000, -73.97339630126953000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/564244ab82975.jpg Mon, 22 Feb 2016 17:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/08/tour-of-gracie-mansion2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/08/tour-of-gracie-mansion2 Date: March 8, 2016

In 1799, a prosperous New York merchant named Archibald Gracie built a country house overlooking a bend in the East River, five miles north of the then-New York City limits. Little did he know that, more than 200 years later, his home would be serving as the official residence of the First Family of New York City - a place where history is made, not merely recorded.

As a historic house museum run by the Parks Department, sitting on 11 acres of grounds now known as Carl Schurz Park, Gracie Mansion has served as the home of 10 mayors, beginning first with Mayor Fiorello H. La Guardia in 1942. Today, Gracie Mansion is occupied by the de Blasio family, which has opened its doors in the spirit of the administration's motto: one city, rising together. In keeping with that theme, Mayor de Blasio and First Lady Chirlane McCray have introduced a new art installation, titled “Windows on the City: Looking Out at Gracie’s New York.” The installation consists of previously and newly acquired works, all from the original Gracie Mansion period, which have been curated to create a more historically accurate picture of life in New York City during the time of Gracie Mansion’s construction.

To RSVP for tour, please go to: on.nyc.gov/gracietour.

Currently, Gracie Mansion is not offering group tours. If you are part of a private organization that would like to tour the house, please email your request, including the size of group, your name and the purpose of a tour, to gracieinfo@cityhall.nyc.gov, and we will work to add you to one of the currently scheduled tours.

Photo ID required for entrance. No photography permitted in the interior. At the present time, tours are available in English only. Please plan to arrive at least five minutes in advance.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 2:50 pm

Contact phone: (212) 676-3060

Location: Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2016-03-08 2016-03-08 2:00 pm 2:50 pm 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56a68fcc263c3.jpg Wed, 27 Jan 2016 17:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Le Petit Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/08/le-petit-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/08/le-petit-art Date: March 8, 2016

Create miniature works of art (4"x6") or less using multiple mediums like acrylic paint, water color, pastel, pencil, ink, and surfaces like wood, canvas, paper, metal, and glass.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2016-03-08 2016-03-08 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Mon, 31 Aug 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Leading the Way: Six Outstanding Women of Queens]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/08/leading-the-way-six-outstanding-women-of-queens http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/08/leading-the-way-six-outstanding-women-of-queens Date: March 8, 2016

The Queens Historical Society presents their newest exhibition, Leading the Way: Six Outstanding Women of Queens. Featuring women from diverse fields and backgrounds, who at one point in their lives lived and worked in Queens, the exhibition highlights the life and work of Helen Keller, Betty Friedan, Rise Stevens, Lisa Randall, Grace Lee Boggs, and Yeou-Cheng Ma. Also on display is an interactive installation of handmade sea glass-like objects by artist M. J. Levy Dickson, as an homage to Helen Keller. On view Tuesdays, Saturdays and Sundays from 2:30-4:30 p.m. until May 2016.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 939-0647

Location: Kingsland Homestead (in Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech)

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Q022 Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech 2016-03-08 2016-03-08 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.76369857788086000, -73.82399749755860000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5591a2b96e22b.jpg Mon, 29 Feb 2016 18:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/08/tour-of-gracie-mansion3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/08/tour-of-gracie-mansion3 Date: March 8, 2016

In 1799, a prosperous New York merchant named Archibald Gracie built a country house overlooking a bend in the East River, five miles north of the then-New York City limits. Little did he know that, more than 200 years later, his home would be serving as the official residence of the First Family of New York City - a place where history is made, not merely recorded.

As a historic house museum run by the Parks Department, sitting on 11 acres of grounds now known as Carl Schurz Park, Gracie Mansion has served as the home of 10 mayors, beginning first with Mayor Fiorello H. La Guardia in 1942. Today, Gracie Mansion is occupied by the de Blasio family, which has opened its doors in the spirit of the administration's motto: one city, rising together. In keeping with that theme, Mayor de Blasio and First Lady Chirlane McCray have introduced a new art installation, titled “Windows on the City: Looking Out at Gracie’s New York.” The installation consists of previously and newly acquired works, all from the original Gracie Mansion period, which have been curated to create a more historically accurate picture of life in New York City during the time of Gracie Mansion’s construction.

To RSVP for tour, please go to: on.nyc.gov/gracietour.

Currently, Gracie Mansion is not offering group tours. If you are part of a private organization that would like to tour the house, please email your request, including the size of group, your name and the purpose of a tour, to gracieinfo@cityhall.nyc.gov, and we will work to add you to one of the currently scheduled tours.

Photo ID required for entrance. No photography permitted in the interior. At the present time, tours are available in English only. Please plan to arrive at least five minutes in advance.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 3:50 pm

Contact phone: (212) 676-3060

Location: Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2016-03-08 2016-03-08 3:00 pm 3:50 pm 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56a68fcc263c3.jpg Wed, 27 Jan 2016 17:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Ed Center Open Hours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/08/ed-center-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/08/ed-center-open-hours Date: March 8, 2016

The Ed Center is open for free, drop-in hours four afternoons a week, on Sundays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays!

Get to know Brooklyn Bridge Park with our 250-gallon aquarium filled with critters from the East River, a 10’-scale model of Brooklyn Bridge Park, crafts, a reading corner, and much more!

Photo by Alexa Hoyer

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Environmental Education Center (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-03-08 2016-03-08 3:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.70428673171300000, -73.98938399553300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56b39ce479a04.jpg Mon, 28 Mar 2016 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[3 to 6 Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/08/3-to-6-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/08/3-to-6-club Date: March 8, 2016

Walker Park is offering various activities at the 3 to 6 Club, open to children ages 7 through 12 years, including art, literacy and sports.

Registration began September 8th and is ongoing. However, space is limited and on a first come, first serve basis.

For more information please contact Rich Costello at (718) 816-6172

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

Location: Walker Park

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R015 Walker Park 2016-03-08 2016-03-08 3:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.64329910278320000, -74.10939788818360000 Mon, 28 Mar 2016 18:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Teen PASS]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/08/teen-pass http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/08/teen-pass Date: March 8, 2016

When school is out, Teen PASS offers FREE, exceptional clubs that focus on the areas of NYC Parks, arts, environmental science and sports that are tailored to the interests and talents of 6th - 8th graders. We create a safe space for young people to grow as scientists and artists, nature lovers and healthy individuals alongside our gifted staff.

Programs are held during weekday afternoons, select Saturdays and school holidays at Red Hook Recreation Center, Faber Park Field House and Westside Collaborative middle school. Check each individual site for specific program schedules.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: 2123602746

Location: Faber Park Field House (in Faber Pool and Park),Red Hook Recreation Center (in Red Hook Recreation Area)

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R008, B126 Faber Pool and Park, Red Hook Recreation Area 2016-03-08 2016-03-08 3:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.64023590087890600, -74.13526916503906000; 40.67240142822265600, -74.00399780273438000 Mon, 19 Oct 2015 13:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[New York Road Runners Open Run: Run for Life in Silver Lake Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/08/new-york-road-runners-open-run-run-for-life-in-silver-lake-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/08/new-york-road-runners-open-run-run-for-life-in-silver-lake-park Date: March 8, 2016

Open Run is a new community-based initiative that launched in St. Mary's Park in the Bronx on National Running Day, June 3, 2015. Through this initiative, New York Road Runners is empowering local volunteers to bring free weekly runs to local neighborhood parks all over NYC.

All runs are directed by volunteers and are free to all participants. The finish line is open until the last person is done. The courses vary based on park, but they are between 2.5-3 miles. Participants are encouraged to arrive 15 minutes before the start of the run and to leave their valuables at home – bag check is not provided. No need to do anything before the run, just show up. Open to all ages, experience levels, walkers, strollers, dogs: All are welcome!

This program is in coordination with NYC Parks' Community Parks Initiative.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Bridge (in Silver Lake Park)

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R022 Silver Lake Park 2016-03-08 2016-03-08 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.62750538007900000, -74.09353446960400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/567b159224df1.png Mon, 28 Dec 2015 18:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Will Eisner "The Spirit" Retrospective Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/09/will-eisner-the-spirit-retrospective-exhibitionwomens-history-month http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/09/will-eisner-the-spirit-retrospective-exhibitionwomens-history-month Date: March 9, 2016

The Poe Park Visitor Center is proud to celebrate the 75th anniversary of Will Eisner's "The Spirit." Arguably the most influential person in American comics, Will Eisner as artist, entrepreneur, innovator, and virtual storyteller, enjoyed a career that encompassed comic books from their early beginnings in the 1930s to their development as graphic novels in the 1990s.

On display at the Poe Park Visitor Center gallery, the exhibit will feature artworks from Will Eisner's estate, which will include comic strips of "The Spirit", Eisner's graphic novels "A Contact with God", "Dropsie Avenue", "Life Force", and more.

There will be a discussion with Ray Felix of The Spirit's Femme Fatales as part of Women's History Month: "P'Gell", "Sand Sarif", and more.

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 2016-03-09 2016-03-09 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 04 Mar 2016 18:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Greenmarket at Bartel-Pritchard Square]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/09/greenmarket-at-bartelpritchard-square http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/09/greenmarket-at-bartelpritchard-square Date: March 9, 2016

Nestled inside Prospect Park's tree-shaded southwest corner, this much-loved weekday market is where South Slope and Windsor Terrace residents stock up on locally grown staples.

The offerings range from a selection of vegetables, fruits, baked goods, plants, and flowers to fresh-caught fish and organic baked goods.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Bartel-Pritchard Square

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B003 Bartel-Pritchard Square 2016-03-09 2016-03-09 8:00 am 3:00 pm 40.66099929809570000, -73.97989654541016000 Mon, 22 Feb 2016 14:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[The Orchid Show: Orchidelirium]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/09/the-orchid-show-orchidelirum http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/09/the-orchid-show-orchidelirum Date: March 9, 2016

More thrilling than ever, the 14th annual Orchid Show transports visitors on a journey through orchid collecting history, each moment playing out against a stunning backdrop of thousands of orchids. Discover the far-flung adventures of orchid hunters swept up in 19th-century "orchidelirium," when explorers risked life and limb to secure these captivating flowers from jungles around the world. Then learn about NYBG's efforts to rescue illegally collected orchids that have been seized at international borders. Dance performances, a poetry reading, 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.

For more information about the Orchid Show, please visit the New York Botanical Garden's website.

Save 20% on All-Garden Pass tickets: Use code 9210 online at nybg.org.
Valid only when you use code 9210 online at nybg.org. Valid for All-Garden Pass visits made February 27 through April 17. Offer subject to availability. Orders are limited to 6 tickets. Not valid on Special Event tickets or group tours. Discount cannot be combined with any other promotional offer or previously purchased tickets. Discount may be modified or withdrawn without prior notice. Tickets are not refundable or exchangeable.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 817-8700

Location: New York Botanical Garden

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2016-03-09 2016-03-09 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.86118619927200000, -73.88079619947500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56d46d2bf2185.jpg Mon, 29 Feb 2016 12:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/09/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/09/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: March 9, 2016

Take our signature tour, and let Central Park Conservancy guides give you an insider's look at some of the most iconic features of the world's greatest urban park. Learn how rocky, swampy land was built into the living work of art that is Central Park today. Highlights of this tour include: the Dairy, Sheep Meadow, Cherry Hill, the Lake, Bow Bridge, Bethesda Terrace, The Mall, and Literary Walk.

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

For weather cancellation, ticket and other policies, please review Central Park's Conservancy's policies carefully.

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

For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2016-03-09 2016-03-09 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56423eb442327.jpg Mon, 22 Feb 2016 16:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Teen PASS]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/09/teen-pass http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/09/teen-pass Date: March 9, 2016

When school is out, Teen PASS offers FREE, exceptional clubs that focus on the areas of NYC Parks, arts, environmental science and sports that are tailored to the interests and talents of 6th - 8th graders. We create a safe space for young people to grow as scientists and artists, nature lovers and healthy individuals alongside our gifted staff.

Programs are held during weekday afternoons, select Saturdays and school holidays at Red Hook Recreation Center, Faber Park Field House and Westside Collaborative middle school. Check each individual site for specific program schedules.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: 2123602746

Location: Faber Park Field House (in Faber Pool and Park),Red Hook Recreation Center (in Red Hook Recreation Area)

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<![CDATA[3 to 6 Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/09/3-to-6-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/09/3-to-6-club Date: March 9, 2016

Walker Park is offering various activities at the 3 to 6 Club, open to children ages 7 through 12 years, including art, literacy and sports.

Registration began September 8th and is ongoing. However, space is limited and on a first come, first serve basis.

For more information please contact Rich Costello at (718) 816-6172

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

Location: Walker Park

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<![CDATA[Exhibition Opening - Great Outdoors: Selections from the Museum of American Illustration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/09/exhibition-opening-great-outdoors-selections-from-the-museum-of-american-illustration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/09/exhibition-opening-great-outdoors-selections-from-the-museum-of-american-illustration Date: March 9, 2016

Illustration has been linked to the printed word for centuries. The art form crosses cultures, class, time, and education, giving visual form to the otherwise unimaginable.

Great Outdoors showcases over thirty artworks from the Museum of American Illustration’s collection that depict the vast indulgences of outdoor life, including recreational sports, ice skating, biking, and quiet contemplation. The show features illustrations originally published in books, magazines, and weeklies from the Golden Age of Illustration (1880-1920) through 2014.

The exhibition's opening is free and open to the public.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: 9212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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