NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2015 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://nyc.gov/parks/events NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Fri, 31 Jul 2015 09:54:39 GMT <![CDATA[Adapted Swim Program for People with Disabilities at Hansborough Pool & Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/29/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/29/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities1 Date: May 29, 2015

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

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

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

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M131 Hansborough Recreation Center 2015-05-29 2015-05-29 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.8128, -73.9393 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:19 EST
<![CDATA[Adapted Swim Program for People with Disabilities at Metropolitan Pool & Fitness Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/29/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/29/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities2 Date: May 29, 2015

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

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

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

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B085 Metropolitan Recreation Center 2015-05-29 2015-05-29 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.715, -73.9603 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:20 EST
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/29/summer-sports-experience2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/29/summer-sports-experience2 Date: May 29, 2015

Pitch, shoot and score with NYC Parks! Summer Sports Experience welcomes kids to join this free program focused on developing sports skills. Kids will play a variety of sports each day, and can come every session, or just once. Take your pick! The program is available in all five boroughs, so find the one nearest you.

To get started, please register by email with Manhattan Borough Coordinator Anthony Traverso (click here to email him). See you there!

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 927-2012

Location: Highbridge Recreation Center (in Highbridge Park)

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M037 Highbridge Park 2015-05-29 2015-05-29 2:00 pm 7:30 pm 40.8426, -73.9343 Mon, 04 May 2015 14:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/29/summer-sports-experience1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/29/summer-sports-experience1 Date: May 29, 2015

Pitch, shoot and score with NYC Parks! Summer Sports Experience welcomes kids to join this free program focused on developing sports skills. Kids will play a variety of sports each day, and can come every session, or just once. Take your pick! The program is available in all five boroughs, so find the one nearest you.

To get started, please register by email with Bronx Borough Coordinator Christopher Suarez (click here to email him). See you there!

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 6:00 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 2015-05-29 2015-05-29 2:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.8108, -73.9147 Mon, 04 May 2015 14:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Seasonal Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/29/seasonal-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/29/seasonal-crafts Date: May 29, 2015

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-05-29 2015-05-29 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:16 EST
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/29/summer-sports-experience3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/29/summer-sports-experience3 Date: May 29, 2015

Pitch, shoot and score with NYC Parks! Summer Sports Experience welcomes kids to join this free program focused on developing sports skills. Kids will play a variety of sports each day, and can come every session, or just once. Take your pick! The program is available in all five boroughs, so find the one nearest you.

To get started, please register by email with Queens Recreation (click here to email them). See you there!

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 263-1163

Location: Lost Battalion Playground (in Lost Battalion Hall Recreation Center)

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Q401 Lost Battalion Hall Recreation Center 2015-05-29 2015-05-29 3:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.7322, -73.865 Mon, 11 May 2015 10:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Adapted Swim Program for People with Disabilities at Asser Levy Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/29/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/29/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities Date: May 29, 2015

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

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

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

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

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M164 Asser Levy Playground 2015-05-29 2015-05-29 3:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7361, -73.9757 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:17 EST
<![CDATA[Kids in Culture: Chess Class in the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/29/kids-in-culture-chess-class-in-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/29/kids-in-culture-chess-class-in-the-park Date: May 29, 2015

The Washington Square Association, NYC Parks, the Salmagundi Club and the Marshall Chess Club have partnered to provide free, fun kids activities in Washington Square Park the last week of May and the first week of June.

The Marshall Chess Club instructors are very experienced, including tournament level players, all anxious to introduce kids to "The Royal Game." These free classes will take place Wednesdays and Fridays at 3:30 to 5:30 beginning Wednesday, May 27 through Friday, June 5. We will meet in the north west corner plaza. (Rain dates tbd).

Find out more and RSVP here: http://www.washingtonsquarenyc.org/washington-square-family-events

Start time: 3:30 pm

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Washington Square Park

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M098 Washington Square Park 2015-05-29 2015-05-29 3:30 pm 5:30 pm 40.7315, -73.9975 Tue, 26 May 2015 15:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Adapted Swim Program for People with Disabilities at St. Mary's Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/29/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/29/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities3 Date: May 29, 2015

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

Start time: 3:45 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

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

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

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2015-05-29 2015-05-29 3:45 pm 5:00 pm 40.8108, -73.9147 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:21 EST
<![CDATA[Ocean Breeze Summer Fitness: Instructional Shot Put]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/29/ocean-breeze-summer-fitness-instructional-shot-put http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/29/ocean-breeze-summer-fitness-instructional-shot-put Date: May 29, 2015

Ever wonder what happens on the “field” during a track & field meet? Join us for a crash course as we introduce you to the Shot Put. This program is dedicated to teaching the explosive movements and techniques of some of the world’s most powerful athletes. Beginner to advanced throwers can benefit from this technical advancement. This program will target both Olympic techniques while observing safety in every aspect. All skills and techniques gathered within this program are transferrable to alternative sports and activities.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 667-3543

Location: Midland Beach Splash Plaza (in Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach)

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R046 Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach 2015-05-29 2015-05-29 4:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.5785, -74.0776 Mon, 11 May 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Adaptive Wheelchair Softball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/29/wheelchair-softball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/29/wheelchair-softball Date: May 29, 2015

Wheelchair softball was born over 25 years ago in the Midwest by a few individuals with spinal cord injuries and lower extremity impairments, who still wanted to enjoy America's greatest pastime. These individuals needed to develop a way of playing that would allow easy maneuverability in a wheelchair and keep the fast pace of softball. Thus, a new game was born and played on hard surfaces, such as a parking lots, with a 16-inch softball, which allows wheelchair players to keep one hand one the wheelchair while catching a softball without a glove.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Patterson Playground

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X155 Patterson Playground 2015-05-29 2015-05-29 5:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.8158, -73.9225 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5540f68657b03.jpg Wed, 29 Apr 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Adapted Swim Program for People with Disabilities at Flushing Meadows Corona Park Aquatics Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/29/free-adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/29/free-adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities Date: May 29, 2015

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

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

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

Location: Flushing Meadows Corona Park Aquatics Center

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2015-05-29 2015-05-29 5:30 pm 6:30 pm 40.7516, -73.8372 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:39 EST
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Friday Freshen Up]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/29/summer-on-the-hudson-friday-freshen-up http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/29/summer-on-the-hudson-friday-freshen-up Date: May 29, 2015

Kick off the weekend with some fresh air while you drink in the sounds at this monthly musical get-happy hour. The Friday Freshen Up series takes place in West Harlem Piers Park on the last Friday of the month, May-August.

May 29 Kelly Zullo / Funk-slap-hammer-on acoustic guitar

Guitar World Magazine calls her music "An energetic acoustic guitar assault by this skilled, funky speed demon." Zullo approaches the ‘one man band set’ with a focused frenzy on the acoustic guitar technique and songs they are centered around. A standout from many one-individual shows, Zullo slaps and picks her acoustic at lightning speeds, weaving in and out of the loops on live drums she played just moments earlier. Her feet simultaneously play the bass via midi foot pedals.

Coming Up:

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: West Harlem Piers Park

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2015-05-29 2015-05-29 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.8188, -73.9611 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551ae31db9f87.jpg Tue, 31 Mar 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Shakespeare: The Two Gentlemen of Verona]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/29/bryant-park-shakespeare-the-two-gentlemen-of-verona http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/29/bryant-park-shakespeare-the-two-gentlemen-of-verona Date: May 29, 2015

Bryant Park Shakespeare returns with three productions presented by The Drilling Company.

  • May 15 - 31: The Two Gentlemen of Verona
  • July 17 - August 2: Romeo and Juliet
  • September 4 - 20: The Taming of the Shrew

All are free and open to the public. Performances occur on Fridays and Saturdays from 6:30 - 8:30p.m. and Sundays from 2:00 - 4:00p.m.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-05-29 2015-05-29 6:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.7534, -73.9827 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55157562ed022.jpg Fri, 27 Mar 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Movie Night: Space Jam]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/29/movie-night-space-jam http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/29/movie-night-space-jam Date: May 29, 2015

Bring a chair or blanket and join us for a showing of Space Jam. Popcorn and ices will be served.

Board games begin at 7:00 pm. Movie begins at dusk.

Sponsored by Council District 28 and NYC Parks.

This movie is rated PG.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Frederick B Judge Playground (in Frederick B. Judge Playground)

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Q119 Frederick B. Judge Playground 2015-05-29 2015-05-29 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.6835, -73.8082 Fri, 29 May 2015 13:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Lola Star's Dreamland Roller Disco Party: Pretty in Pink Prom]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/29/lola-stars-dreamland-roller-disco-party-pretty-in-pink-prom http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/29/lola-stars-dreamland-roller-disco-party-pretty-in-pink-prom Date: May 29, 2015

The Lefrak Center at Lakeside will host themed DJ Roller Disco Dancing. Each Friday night showcases a new theme from 70s Glitter to 80s Glam, dazzling performers, kitschy contests, giveaways and more!

Lola Star and her fabulous array of guests and performers will get you moving every Friday night at Lakeside.

It's all things Molly at this Pretty in Pink Prom-themed roller disco party! Dress and skate for the themed party! Prizes will be given out for those that sparkle the brightest.

For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit the Dreamland Roller Disco website.

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 462-0040

Location: Lefrak Center at Lakeside (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-05-29 2015-05-29 7:30 pm 10:00 pm 40.6573, -73.9637 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/555f4d7007221.JPG Fri, 22 May 2015 12:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Shakespeare in the Park: The Tempest]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/29/shakespeare-in-the-park-the-tempest http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/29/shakespeare-in-the-park-the-tempest Date: May 29, 2015

Academy Award nominee Sam Waterston (Newsroom, Law & Order, The Public’s King Lear) returns in The Tempest, Shakespeare’s classic about young love, old enemies and the eternal magic of storytelling. Exiled to a fantastical island, Prospero unleashes a churning storm to shipwreck the traitor brother who stole his throne and settle the score once and for all. But bitter revenge is upended by newfound love in this sublime masterpiece that proves we are all “such stuff as dreams are made on.” Tony Award nominee Michael Greif (Romeo and Juliet, Our Lady of Kibeho, If/Then, Next to Normal) directs.

Visit the Public Theater website for information on getting free tickets.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Delacorte Theater (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-05-29 2015-05-29 8:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.7799, -73.9688 Tue, 26 May 2015 11:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Films on the Green: And God created Woman in Central Park by Roger Vadim]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/29/films-on-the-green-and-god-created-woman-by-roger-vadim http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/29/films-on-the-green-and-god-created-woman-by-roger-vadim Date: May 29, 2015

Films on the Green 2015, a free outdoor French film Festival in NYC Parks, opens with Roger Vadim's ...And God created Woman in Central Park, the film that turned Bridget Bardot into an international star! In this movie, Juliette is a seductive young woman with an unbridled appetite for pleasure. She attracts the attention of all of St. Tropez, including the wealthy Eric Carradine, Antoine Tardieu, and his sweet yet naïve brother, Michel, who all fight for her indecisive heart.

Film in French with English subtitles

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 439-1425

Location: Cedar Hill (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-05-29 2015-05-29 8:30 pm 10:30 pm 40.7771, -73.966 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5543b6adaa2ed.jpg Fri, 01 May 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[ESL Beginners Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/esl-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/esl-class Date: May 30, 2015

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-05-30 2015-05-30 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 12 Feb 2015 17:00:10 EST
<![CDATA[Crom Physical Culture Summer of Shred 2015 Bootcamp]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/crom-physical-culture-summer-of-shred-2015-bootcamp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/crom-physical-culture-summer-of-shred-2015-bootcamp Date: May 30, 2015

Shred by Crom is an outdoor beach boot camp program that builds total body strength, endurance, balance and core stability for people of all ages and fitness levels!

This training is friendly, dynamic, motivating and fun!

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 8:45 am

Contact phone: (718) 945-1700

Location: Beach 94th Street off Shorefront Parkway (in Rockaway Beach)

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Q050 Rockaway Beach 2015-05-30 2015-05-30 8:00 am 8:45 am 40.5832, -73.8154 Thu, 28 May 2015 11:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Master Story Tellers Exhbition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/master-story-tellers-exhbition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/master-story-tellers-exhbition Date: May 30, 2015

Classic tales from Hans Christian Andersen, the Brothers Grimm, Edgar Allan Poe, and master story tellers, inspire nineteen children's book artists who create illustrations for children age three through teens in this exhibit. The show will include events for children and adults. "These are the classic stories you grew up with as a child interpreted for a contemporaty audience," said Donna Miskend, the exhibit curator.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-05-30 2015-05-30 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551303695a60c.jpg Wed, 25 Mar 2015 17:00:15 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Henry Hudson Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/its-my-park-henry-hudson-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/its-my-park-henry-hudson-park Date: May 30, 2015

This It's My Park season, volunteer with the Stewards of Henry Hudson Park rain or shine!

Start your Saturday mornings at this Bronx Park. Help to amplify its beauty and sustain community with general cleanups and gardening. Rain or shine there will be something for everyone to do at this unique park!

Please register for the project at dp.reynolds@verizon.net. Walk-ons are welcome.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 635-2813

Location: Henry Hudson Monument (in Henry Hudson Park)

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X080 Henry Hudson Park 2015-05-30 2015-05-30 8:00 am 12:00 pm 40.8824, -73.9184 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/555228029ff87.JPG Wed, 17 Jun 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Greenmarket at Grand Army Plaza]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/greenmarket-at-grand-army-plaza http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/greenmarket-at-grand-army-plaza Date: May 30, 2015

At what other market can you do all your food shopping, sample local wine and explore Brooklyn's favorite park? Established in 1989, the Grand Army Plaza greenmarket is the flagship Brooklyn market. EBT/Food Stamps and WIC & Senior FMNP coupons accepted year-round.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Grand Army Plaza

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B040 Grand Army Plaza 2015-05-30 2015-05-30 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.6735, -73.9701 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:07 EST
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: Nature & Science in Dialogue]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/art-in-the-garden-nature-science-in-dialogue http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/art-in-the-garden-nature-science-in-dialogue Date: May 30, 2015

Artist Emily Barnett's exhibit of recent collages and installations integrates themes of nature and science using a vocabulary of forms including quantum corrals (an iconic scientific image of individual atoms manipulated with a scanning tunneling microscope), snake skeletons, nests and constellations.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-05-30 2015-05-30 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55316a4e7ba86.jpg Fri, 17 Apr 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Bird Walks at Van Cortlandt Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/bird-walks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/bird-walks Date: May 30, 2015

The history of birding and Van Cortlandt Park are inseparable. Influential birders such as Roger Tory Peterson and Allan D. Cruickshank got their starts on Van Cortlandt’s ecologically diverse grounds. These walks, led by NYC Audobon experts, celebrate the tradition set forth by these great ornithologists. Participants will look for various species of residents and migrants and discuss a wide range of avian topics. For more information, please call (212) 691-7483.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 691-7483

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2015-05-30 2015-05-30 8:00 am 9:30 am 40.8911, -73.894 Thu, 28 May 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Van Cortlandt Track Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/van-cortlandt-track-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/van-cortlandt-track-club Date: May 30, 2015

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

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Van Cortlandt Stadium (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2015-05-30 2015-05-30 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.888, -73.8968 Wed, 06 May 2015 12:02:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park (Saturdays)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park-saturdays http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park-saturdays Date: May 30, 2015

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 9:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2015-05-30 2015-05-30 8:30 am 9:30 am 40.8606, -73.9338 Tue, 05 May 2015 14:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[United Arab Emirates Healthy Kidney 10K Run]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/uae-healthy-kidney-10k http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/uae-healthy-kidney-10k Date: May 30, 2015

Join New York Road Runners and the Embassy of the United Arab Emirates to celebrate the 11th annual UAE Healthy Kidney 10K. The event offers something for everyone—thrilling performances in Central Park from some of the world's top athletes, a fast course for runners chasing PRs, a great cause to inspire them all, and excellent giveaways including a technical shirt for every registered entrant, and fantastic raffle prizes.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: West Drive near 62nd Street (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-05-30 2015-05-30 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.7697, -73.9795 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54f0992229aee.jpg Wed, 06 May 2015 12:02:28 EDT
<![CDATA[Cleaning and Maintaining Westerleigh Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/cleaningmaintaining-westerleigh-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/cleaningmaintaining-westerleigh-park Date: May 30, 2015

Help us maintain the beauty of Westerleigh Park by raking, planting, or gardening. Enjoy a cup of coffee and a donut while getting great exercise. We are there every Saturday morning.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 442-0336

Location: Westerleigh Park

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R029 Westerleigh Park 2015-05-30 2015-05-30 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.6198, -74.1345 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/552ef635b291e.jpg Thu, 16 Apr 2015 16:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/summer-sports-experience3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/summer-sports-experience3 Date: May 30, 2015

Pitch, shoot and score with NYC Parks! Summer Sports Experience welcomes kids to join this free program focused on developing sports skills. Kids will play a variety of sports each day, and can come every session, or just once. Take your pick! The program is available in all five boroughs, so find the one nearest you.

To get started, please register by email with Queens Recreation (click here to email them). See you there!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 263-1163

Location: Lost Battalion Playground (in Lost Battalion Hall Recreation Center)

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Q401 Lost Battalion Hall Recreation Center 2015-05-30 2015-05-30 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.7322, -73.865 Mon, 11 May 2015 10:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Salt Marsh Cleanup at Alley Creek]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/salt-marsh-cleanup-at-alley-creek-part-1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/salt-marsh-cleanup-at-alley-creek-part-1 Date: May 30, 2015

Help the Natural Areas Conservancy and the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation restore a vital and dynamic urban resource - the salt marshes of Alley Creek!

Volunteers will remove debris and trash that is damaging a large section of the marsh and prepare the site for the planting of native grasses. Our expert restoration specialists will highlight the unique features of this ecosystem and discuss ongoing efforts for its care.

Please come dressed in work boots or study shoes, long pants, and clothing that can get dirty.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-3318

Location: Alley Pond Park Environmental Center

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2015-05-30 2015-05-30 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.762, -73.7536 Thu, 21 May 2015 14:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Mind Body Fusion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/shape-up-nyc-mind-body-fusion http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/shape-up-nyc-mind-body-fusion Date: May 30, 2015

Low-impact cardio followed by balancing stretches and meditation to raise heart rate, burn calories, reduce stress, and work out every muscle. This instructor is part of the Parks NYC Fitness Instructor Training Program.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 227-1403

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2015-05-30 2015-05-30 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.50260162353515600, -74.25180053710938000 Mon, 13 Jul 2015 16:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Fort Greene Park Visitor Center and Museum Reopening]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/fort-greene-park-visitor-center-and-museum-reopening http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/fort-greene-park-visitor-center-and-museum-reopening Date: May 30, 2015

NYC Parks and the Fort Greene Park Conservancy present a day of tours, service projects, and games to kick-off the summer season and celebrate the recently-opened Visitor Center and Museum. Discover park history and wildlife and meet the new Park Director David Barker and Urban Park Ranger Chris Wood. All activities start at the Visitor Center at the top of the hill.

Open House Schedule:

9 a.m. -10 a.m.: Fort Greene Park Users and Pets Society (PUPs) cleanup, including filling in lawn holes and cleaning up litter with dog owners.

10 a.m. - 12 p.m.: New York Cares Volunteer Planting Day - Plant perennials to beautify entrances and stabilize hillsides. Sign up here.

11 a.m. - 1 p.m.: Fort Greene Park nature hike with the Urban Park Rangers, followed by Colonial-era games.

1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.: Historic New York Park Tour with the Urban Park Rangers - stroll through Brooklyn Revolutionary War history and tour the Prison Ship Martyrs Monument

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B032 Fort Greene Park 2015-05-30 2015-05-30 9:00 am 2:30 pm 40.6922, -73.9748 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5567491e2e1ae.jpg Thu, 28 May 2015 13:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Duarte Square]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/its-my-park-at-duarte-square http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/its-my-park-at-duarte-square Date: May 30, 2015

This It's My Park season, volunteer with the Washington Heights Gardening Crew at Juan Pablo Duarte Square.

Volunteers are needed to help the Washington Heights Gardening Crew garden in and around the square. Activities include weeding and pruning hedges, and general cleanup. The Washington Heights Gardening Crew will also be hosting thier bi-annual fundraiser. Hope to see you there!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (646) 334-1713

Location: Juan Pablo Duarte Square

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2015-05-30 2015-05-30 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.842, -73.9391 Tue, 28 Apr 2015 16:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Harmony Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/its-my-park-at-harmony-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/its-my-park-at-harmony-park Date: May 30, 2015

This It's My Park season, please come out and join Harmony Park Homeownwers Association as they clean and spruce up the park.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (347) 922-1177

Location: Entrance at Hattie Jones Court (in Harmony Park)

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B403 Harmony Park 2015-05-30 2015-05-30 9:00 am 2:00 pm 40.678, -73.9347 Tue, 28 Apr 2015 16:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Great New York City Fish Count]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/great-new-york-city-fish-count http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/great-new-york-city-fish-count Date: May 30, 2015

Become a scientist for the day and learn the richness of the Hudson River! How many and what species fish will we collect as we pull our nets through the Hudson? How will our site differ from others? Join us for this fun waterside event!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: The Peninsula (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2015-05-30 2015-05-30 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.8744, -73.9205 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/555e44e5ba189.jpg Fri, 22 May 2015 13:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Yoga in the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/free-yoga-in-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/free-yoga-in-the-park Date: May 30, 2015

Yoga classes are free and designed for all experience levels. Participants should wear comfortable clothing and, for yoga, bring a mat or a towel.

Kripalu Yoga is a system of Hatha Yoga that integrates body postures, breathing techniques, relaxation, and meditation. Taught by Monique Schubert and Yojaida Estrella, participants are encouraged to integrate their yoga practices with this very special waterfront environment of nature and art.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2015-05-30 2015-05-30 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.7687, -73.9369 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/558871b124b82.jpg Mon, 22 Jun 2015 17:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[HSBC Children’s Garden Spring Session at QBG]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/hsbc-childrens-garden-spring-session-at-qbg http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/hsbc-childrens-garden-spring-session-at-qbg Date: May 30, 2015

The HSBC Children’s Garden at Queens Botanical Garden offers hands-on discovery for ages 5-12. Children’s imaginations and knowledge blossom as they plant and harvest vegetables and flowers, visit the Bee garden, and more.

This program takes place on Saturdays from April 11 to June 20 (except May 23). Children must be 5 years old by June 30, 2015.

Registration required by email at education@queensbotanical.org.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-05-30 2015-05-30 9:30 am 12:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54d3b031016c2.jpg Thu, 05 Mar 2015 18:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Claremont Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/its-my-park-at-claremont-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/its-my-park-at-claremont-park Date: May 30, 2015

This It's My Park season, volunteer with the NYC Parks gardening team on Saturday mornings to do landscape maintenance at Claremont Park. For more information or to register, please email barbara.nikonorow@parks.nyc.gov. Join us for a great morning of gardening at Claremont Park!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430-4641

Location: Claremont Gazebo (in Claremont Park)

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X008 Claremont Park 2015-05-30 2015-05-30 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.8415, -73.9072 Tue, 28 Apr 2015 11:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at De Witt Clinton Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/its-my-park-at-de-witt-clinton-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/its-my-park-at-de-witt-clinton-park Date: May 30, 2015

Celebrate It's My Park with local steward groups, engage in free park programming, and visit De Witt Clinton Park. At 10 a.m., volunteers are needed to help support a garden project and clear up passive sitting areas.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 967-1644

Location: Entrance on W 52nd Street (in De Witt Clinton Park)

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M022 De Witt Clinton Park 2015-05-30 2015-05-30 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.7677, -73.9948 Tue, 28 Apr 2015 16:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Marine Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/its-my-park-at-marine-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/its-my-park-at-marine-park Date: May 30, 2015

This It’s My Park season, join the volunteers from Millennium Development as they clean, rake, weed, and paint park benches in the park.

The project starts at 10 a.m. Tools and supplies will be provided for clean-up and painting. Groups of all ages are welcome.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (917) 717-1267

Location: Carmine Carro Community Center

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2015-05-30 2015-05-30 10:00 am 3:30 pm 40.6086, -73.9375 Mon, 18 May 2015 14:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Clement Clarke Moore Homestead Playground]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/its-my-park-at-moore-homestead-playground http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/its-my-park-at-moore-homestead-playground Date: May 30, 2015

This It's My Park season, volunteer with the Newtown Civic Association to help clean, paint benches and fencing, and rake leaves at Clement Clarke Moore Homestead Playground.

Please dress appropriately for painting activities. Please email BinFeng.Zheng@parks.nyc.gov to register for this project. We look forward to a great day of cleaning up Moore Homestead Playground!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 635-2779

Location: Clement Clarke Moore Homestead Park (in Moore Homestead Playground)

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Q361 Moore Homestead Playground 2015-05-30 2015-05-30 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.7421, -73.8822 Thu, 21 May 2015 17:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Msgr. McGolrick Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/its-my-park-at-msgr-mcgolrick-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/its-my-park-at-msgr-mcgolrick-park Date: May 30, 2015

This It's My Park season, volunteer with the McGolrick Park Neighborhood Association and the Curb Your Litter: Greenpoint project to pick up litter in McGolrick Park and throughout southeastern Greenpoint.

Volunteers will have the opportunity to influence the placement of new trash cans in their neighborhood. Free drinks and snacks will be provided for volunteers.

Please email caroline@greenpointchamber.com to register for the project. We look foward to caring for McGolrick Park and southeastern Greenpoint with you!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 272-8453

Location: Monsignor McGolrick Park (in Msgr. McGolrick Park)

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B114 Msgr. McGolrick Park 2015-05-30 2015-05-30 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.7244, -73.9434 Tue, 28 Apr 2015 16:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at South Oxford Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/its-my-park-at-south-oxford-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/its-my-park-at-south-oxford-park Date: May 30, 2015

This It's My Park season, volunteer with the Friends of South Oxford Park to care for South Oxford Park.

Volunteers will mulch, clean, paint, and weed. There will also be a book giveaway in the park.

We look forward to caring for South Oxford Park with you!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 272-8453

Location: South Oxford Park

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B407 South Oxford Park 2015-05-30 2015-05-30 10:00 am 3:00 pm 40.6836, -73.9724 Tue, 28 Apr 2015 16:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park Day at Prospect Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/its-my-park-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/its-my-park-day Date: May 30, 2015

Join the Prospect Park Alliance and NYC Parks to give back to your favorite park.

On It’s My Park Day, volunteers will gear up with brooms, shovels, rakes, paint brushes, and trash grabbers to tackle a major cleanup effort in Prospect Park.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: 16th Street Entrance (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-05-30 2015-05-30 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.6574, -73.9739 Thu, 02 Apr 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park West 88th Street Trees]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/its-my-park-under-the-urban-tree-canopy-at-w-88th-street-near-central-park-west http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/its-my-park-under-the-urban-tree-canopy-at-w-88th-street-near-central-park-west Date: May 30, 2015

Celebrate It's My Park and support the West 88th Street Tree Project. Local volunteers have agreed to care for their street trees and celebrate progressive civic engagement activities. The scope of this service project includes the the tree lined sidwalks on W.88th street between Amsterdam Avenue and Central Park West. Volunteers are needed to help plant, mulch, and clear weeds in tree pits.

Space is limited, so please RSVP today. Refreshments will be served to volunteer participants.

In preparation for a series of volunteer-supported street tree care projects, please visit Love Your Tree Day. Get involved and RSVP at singfeld@aol.com.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 526-0314

Location: West 88th Street Tree Project

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2015-05-30 2015-05-30 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.7875, -73.9708 Mon, 11 May 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[ESL Advanced Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/esl-advanced http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/esl-advanced Date: May 30, 2015

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-05-30 2015-05-30 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 19:00:09 EST
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Telling Nature and Family Stories]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/family-art-project-telling-nature-and-family-stories http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/family-art-project-telling-nature-and-family-stories Date: May 30, 2015

Led by visiting artist and performance artist Jesus Benavente and Family Art Project storyteller Rama Mandel, we celebrate storytelling at the Family Art Project and in our own lives. Share your own Wave Hill stories and recreate them using a variety of mixed media, then “plant” your story in a Storytelling Circle. Free, and admission to the grounds is free until noon.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-05-30 2015-05-30 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8987, -73.9125 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5554e28917e89.jpg Wed, 20 May 2015 18:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[TreesCount! 2015 Training Session]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/training-530 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/training-530 Date: May 30, 2015

Training events are designed to help voluntreers apply their online learning to master the TreeKIT mapping method and the Treecorder software before collecting data for TreesCount! 2015. This is a free event. All equipment will be provided. All you need is a willingness to learn!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Park Circle, Prospect Park, Brooklyn, 11218

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2015-05-30 2015-05-30 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.65142244250000000, -73.97193431850000000 Fri, 17 Jul 2015 12:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Woodlands Discovery Club for Families: North Woods]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/woodlands-discovery-club-for-families-north-woods http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/woodlands-discovery-club-for-families-north-woods Date: May 30, 2015

Discover rocks, trees, soil, and squirrels in New York City’s greatest outdoor classroom – Central Park!

The Woodlands Discovery Club for Families is the perfect adventure for families looking to get out of the house and explore a woodland without ever leaving the city. In each weekly two-hour session, families will learn together and connect with nature through hands-on science activities, using tools from your very own Discovery Kits!

Activities are correlated to state and national learning standards.

This five-week program takes place Saturday mornings in the North Woods. There are two upcoming sessions currently open to families with children in grades 1-4:

Session 1: April 18th- May 16th

Session 2: May 30th- June 27th

Register now

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-1461

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

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M010 Central Park 2015-05-30 2015-05-30 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7968, -73.9515; 40.7968, -73.9561 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55047113606e4.jpg Mon, 16 Mar 2015 19:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Learn to Ride a Bike]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/learn-to-ride-a-bike http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/learn-to-ride-a-bike Date: May 30, 2015

NYC Parks and Bike New York are proud to present Learn to Ride classes. In these free classes, we’ll teach children the fundamentals of bicycling, preparing them for years of safe and confident riding.

This class teaches a safe, easy, effective way to learn to ride. Using this “balance first” method, parents help get their children rolling while the child does most of the work. Participants learn the basics of balancing, starting, stopping, and steering a bike. Most people learn to ride their bike while taking the class, but even if they don’t, they will leave with an easy, hands-free, crash-free, and low-stress way to learn to ride.

Participants must bring their own bike and helmet. To register, please visit the Bike New York webpage.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Van Cortlandt Park - SW Corner (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2015-05-30 2015-05-30 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8866, -73.8979 Sat, 25 Apr 2015 08:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Learn to Ride for Kids]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/learn-to-ride-for-kids http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/learn-to-ride-for-kids Date: May 30, 2015

NYC Parks and Bike New York are proud to present Learn to Ride classes. In these free classes, we’ll teach children the fundamentals of bicycling, preparing them for years of safe and confident riding.

This class teaches a safe, easy, effective way to learn to ride. Using this “balance first” method, parents help get their children rolling while the child does most of the work. Participants learn the basics of balancing, starting, stopping, and steering a bike. Most people learn to ride their bike while taking the class, but even if they don’t, they will leave with an easy, hands-free, crash-free, and low-stress way to learn to ride.

Participants must bring their own bike and helmet. To register, please visit the Bike New York webpage.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 393-7370

Location: Frank D. O'Connor Playground

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Q098 Frank D. O'Connor Playground 2015-05-30 2015-05-30 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.7442, -73.8866 Sat, 25 Apr 2015 08:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Fly Fishing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/bryant-park-fly-fishing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/bryant-park-fly-fishing Date: May 30, 2015

Learn the basics of fly fishing for free.

Join expert instructors from Orvis for lessons of fly casting and outfit rigging. Class spaces are first come first served. Call Orvis at (212) 827-0698 to reserve your spot.

For more information, check out the Fly Fishing post on the Bryant Park blog.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Fifth Avenue Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-05-30 2015-05-30 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7528, -73.9816 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551467e37d383.jpg Tue, 12 May 2015 12:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Planting and Opening of Monarch Butterfly Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/planting-and-opening-of-monarch-butterfly-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/planting-and-opening-of-monarch-butterfly-garden Date: May 30, 2015

Join us in planting a brand new beautiful Monarch Butterfly Garden and way station at Hoover Park.

We need your helping hands to plant milkweeds for the baby caterpillars and honey nectar plants for the adult butterflies. Help create a refuge—a way station—for the Monarchs to rest, eat, drink, and raise their baby caterpillar eggs on the way of their long migration.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Hoover Playground (in Hoover - Manton Playgrounds)

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Q220G Hoover - Manton Playgrounds 2015-05-30 2015-05-30 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.7121, -73.8217 Wed, 27 May 2015 18:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC Body Sculpting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/shape-up-nyc-body-sculpting http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/shape-up-nyc-body-sculpting Date: May 30, 2015

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-05-30 2015-05-30 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:13 EST
<![CDATA[Birding: Hawk Watch]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/birding-hawk-watch http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/birding-hawk-watch Date: May 30, 2015

New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife. Our Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in the urban jungle. Birding programs are appropriate for all skill levels and beginners are welcome.

Bring a pair of binoculars, or ask a Ranger to borrow a pair.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Unisphere (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2015-05-30 2015-05-30 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7464, -73.845 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55089be05224c.jpg Wed, 06 May 2015 12:00:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Exhibitions at Socrates Sculpture Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/summer-exhibitions http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/summer-exhibitions Date: May 30, 2015

Come see public art projects by Agnes Denes, Heide Fasnacht, Gabriela Albergaria, Verta Lutter and IK Studio. On view through August 30th.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2015-05-30 2015-05-30 10:00 am 8:00 pm 40.7687, -73.9369 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55886d9d8fa4a.jpg Tue, 23 Jun 2015 16:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Staten Island Remote Control Modelers 5th Annual Charity Fly-In]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/staten-island-rc-modelers-5th-annual-charity-flyin http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/staten-island-rc-modelers-5th-annual-charity-flyin Date: May 30, 2015

The Staten Island RC Modelers would like to invite you to spend a day in the park and watch the annual Charity Fly-In. This year’s event benefits the Staten Island Children’s Campaign.

Join us and watch the RC pilots from around the tri-state area fly models of airplanes from WWI through to today’s modern planes. There will be a BBQ lunch available, and 50/50 prize raffles throughout the day.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Field of Dreams (in LaTourette Park & Golf Course)

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R013 LaTourette Park & Golf Course 2015-05-30 2015-05-30 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.5706, -74.1696 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55254aa78b3c4.jpg Thu, 09 Apr 2015 12:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Tai Chi Chuan]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/tai-chi-chuan http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/tai-chi-chuan Date: May 30, 2015

Quiet like a mountain, moving like a river, Tai Chi is a sequence of gentle movements based on images found in nature. In this 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 benefits. Sessions are held 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 2015-05-30 2015-05-30 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.8991, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5554e20425ccd.jpg Wed, 20 May 2015 18:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Bowne Playground]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/its-my-park-at-bowne-playground http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/its-my-park-at-bowne-playground Date: May 30, 2015

Please note: Volunteer registration for this site is full.

This It's My Park season, volunteers with Asian Americans for Equality's Immigrant Youth Leadership Program will be cleaning and painting at Bowne Playground.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (504) 289-0586

Location: Bowne Playground

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Q308 Bowne Playground 2015-05-30 2015-05-30 10:30 am 2:00 pm 40.7582, -73.8248 Tue, 28 Apr 2015 16:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Bark Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/its-my-bark-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/its-my-bark-day Date: May 30, 2015

Free spaying/neutering (limited number), pet adoption, trick contest (12:00 p.m.), raffles and giveaways. For more information, visit Arfarfrockaway.org.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 903-6518

Location: Rockaway Freeway Dog Park (in Rockaway Freeway)

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Q219 Rockaway Freeway 2015-05-30 2015-05-30 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.5912, -73.8085 Fri, 13 Mar 2015 16:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Yoga in the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/free-yoga-in-the-park1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/free-yoga-in-the-park1 Date: May 30, 2015

Yoga classes are free and designed for all experience levels. Participants should wear comfortable clothing and, for yoga, bring a mat or a towel.

Kripalu Yoga is a system of Hatha Yoga that integrates body postures, breathing techniques, relaxation, and meditation. Taught by Monique Schubert and Yojaida Estrella, participants are encouraged to integrate their yoga practices with this very special waterfront environment of nature and art.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2015-05-30 2015-05-30 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7687, -73.9369 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5588723a87c6c.jpg Mon, 22 Jun 2015 17:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Freshwater Fishing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/freshwater-fishing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/freshwater-fishing Date: May 30, 2015

Catch-and-release fishing is a great way to get outdoors and discover nature just a few blocks from home.

Our experienced Rangers teach the ethics of fishing and the ecology of our waterways on every fishing program.

All equipment is provided, and most are first-come, first-served. Children 8 years and older are welcome. Participation in a mandatory safety review led by a trained Ranger is required.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Eton Place and Richmond Avenue (in Willowbrook Park)

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R030 Willowbrook Park 2015-05-30 2015-05-30 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.6041, -74.1614 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551089ad36249.jpg Tue, 12 May 2015 12:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Goal Ball for Athletes with Visual Impairments]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/goal-ball-for-athletes-with-visual-impairments http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/goal-ball-for-athletes-with-visual-impairments Date: May 30, 2015

Goal Ball is a paralympic sport for athletes with visual impairments. It is played by two teams of three using a ball with bells inside.

The ball is the size of a basketball but twice the weight. All abilities are welcome!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Sunset Park Recreation Center (in Sunset Park)

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B087 Sunset Park 2015-05-30 2015-05-30 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.6467, -74.0024 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/554127d7d57d1.jpg Wed, 24 Jun 2015 17:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/summer-sports-experience2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/summer-sports-experience2 Date: May 30, 2015

This program is now full. Check out our other Summer Sports Experience sessions. We'd love to have you!

Pitch, shoot and score with NYC Parks! Summer Sports Experience welcomes kids to join this free program focused on developing sports skills. Kids will play a variety of sports each day, and can come every session, or just once. Take your pick! The program is available in all five boroughs, so find the one nearest you.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Chelsea Field (in Chelsea Park)

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M011 Chelsea Park 2015-05-30 2015-05-30 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.7502, -74.0016 Mon, 18 May 2015 18:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Great New York City Fish Count]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/summer-on-the-hudson-great-new-york-city-fish-count http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/summer-on-the-hudson-great-new-york-city-fish-count Date: May 30, 2015

How many and what species fish will we collect as we pull our nets through the Hudson? How will our site differ from others? Join us for this fun waterside event! Part of the annual World Science Festival.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: 172nd Beach (in Fort Washington Park)

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M028 Fort Washington Park 2015-05-30 2015-05-30 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8454, -73.946 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551ae3c035129.JPG Tue, 12 May 2015 12:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Learn To Ride for Kids]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/learn-to-ride http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/learn-to-ride Date: May 30, 2015

NYC Parks and Bike New York are proud to present Learn to Ride classes. In these free classes, we’ll teach children the fundamentals of bicycling, preparing them for years of safe and confident riding.

This class teaches a safe, easy, effective way to learn to ride. Using this “balance first” method, parents help get their children rolling while the child does most of the work. Participants learn the basics of balancing, starting, stopping, and steering a bike. Most people learn to ride their bike while taking the class, but even if they don’t, they will leave with an easy, hands-free, crash-free, and low-stress way to learn to ride.

Participants must bring their own bike and helmet. To register, please visit the Bike New York webpage.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 870-2080

Location: Tompkins Square Park

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M088 Tompkins Square Park 2015-05-30 2015-05-30 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.7257, -73.9812 Wed, 20 May 2015 16:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[NatureFest 2015]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/naturefest-2015 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/naturefest-2015 Date: May 30, 2015

NatureFest is a family celebration of environmental awareness and local natural history. It has blossomed into a community event, thanks to participation from science, environmental, and nature groups from around New York City. Admission is free (and fun for the whole family!)

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 727-1135

Location: Carousel for All Children (in Willowbrook Park)

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R030 Willowbrook Park 2015-05-30 2015-05-30 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.6039, -74.1586 Fri, 13 Mar 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Dunes, Drawing and Dendrology: Drawing 'Chalk and Talk']]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/dunes-drawing-and-dendrology-drawing-chalk-and-talk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/dunes-drawing-and-dendrology-drawing-chalk-and-talk Date: May 30, 2015

This Drawing 'talk and chalk' workshop is part of the summer program "Dunes, Drawing and Dendrology", a thematic series of nature walks, talks, and art workshops designed to encompass the various natural elements of Conference House Park.

This introductory workshop provides basic how-to instruction, along with the materials, for exploring and capturing the varied landscape of Conference House Park.

Classes are held outdoors – weather permitting. Multiple events (including the dunes walk, other drawng workshops, and the dendrology walk) are running through August; please see the events calendar for the other dates.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

Location: Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2015-05-30 2015-05-30 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.5026, -74.2518 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53d7d7a1af5f4.jpg Fri, 29 May 2015 12:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Vegetable Printing/Bookmarks With Pen & Ink]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/vegetable-printing-book-marks-with-pen-ink-10yrsadults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/vegetable-printing-book-marks-with-pen-ink-10yrsadults Date: May 30, 2015

Illustrator Roberta Rivera, contributing exhibitor with the Master Story Tellers, will teach you how to create characters using different techniques with pen and ink, watercolors, and mixed mediums.

This event is suitable for ages 10 years and up.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-05-30 2015-05-30 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Tue, 05 May 2015 19:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Conservatory Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden Date: May 30, 2015

Take a tour with Conservatory Garden staff and learn about the history of the only formal garden in Central Park, including its restoration by Central Park Conservancy, its classic design, glorious fountains, and six densely planted acres. Thousands of trees, shrubs, bulbs, perennials and annuals bloom throughout the seasons in this special place in Central Park. Route involves a few stairs.

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

Location: Vanderbilt Gate (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-05-30 2015-05-30 11:00 am 12:15 pm 40.7935, -73.9519 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/552d43a12516a.jpg Tue, 14 Apr 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/bryant-park-juggling Date: May 30, 2015

Test your coordination and dexterity with free juggling lessons in the park. All skill levels are welcome to join in the fun. Equipment is provided.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: 212-768-4242

Location: 42nd Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-05-30 2015-05-30 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.7543, -73.9834 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551c3f440bb02.jpg Fri, 03 Apr 2015 16:00:11 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour Date: May 30, 2015

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 11:45 am

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

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

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M010 Central Park 2015-05-30 2015-05-30 11:00 am 11:45 am 40.7655, -73.9722 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54f4c41408d16.jpg Tue, 07 Apr 2015 18:00:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Ceramic Sensations]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/ceramic-sensations http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/ceramic-sensations Date: May 30, 2015

Join this interactive ceramic and mosaic workshop inspired by the natural beauty of the Greenbelt. Under the direction of Janice Patrignani, visitors will be invited to create with clay, and the resulting low relief sculptures will then be fired, glazed and assembled along with mosaic glass into a dynamic community-made mural installation. As the project travels from place to place, new community made sculptures will be created & previously made pieces, once fired & glazed, will be added. Participants will also have the opportunity to add mosaic glass elements to the work in progress, as well as to pinch & coil the clay into shapes such as plants, flowers or insects. The mural in its entirety will be displayed at the SI Children’s Museum in November of 2015. This project is make possible in part by a DCA Art Fund Grant from Staten Island Arts with public funding from the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs. Registration encouraged.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2015-05-30 2015-05-30 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.5884, -74.1391 Tue, 31 Mar 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Solar Observation with Amateur Astronomers Association of NY]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/solar-observation-with-amateur-astronomers-assoication-of-ny http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/solar-observation-with-amateur-astronomers-assoication-of-ny Date: May 30, 2015

Amateur Astronomers Association members will be present with telescopes specially filtered to view the sun.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-05-30 2015-05-30 11:00 am 1:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Wed, 22 Jul 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Audubon II: Plant Clues]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/popup-audubon-ii-plant-clues http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/popup-audubon-ii-plant-clues Date: May 30, 2015

This spring, the Prospect Park Alliance introduces twice the Pop-Up Audubon fun with a second tent that explores the aquatic habitats of Prospect Park. In May, learn what trees and plants tell us about our environment.

  • Discovery Pack, 11 am–4 pm
    The Prospect Park Alliance invites you to get inspired by nature with our new Discovery Packs, a ready-to-go kits filled with nature activities for families. In May, monitor the development of plants that supply food and shelter for birds in Prospect Park.
  • Lakeside Nature Stroll, 12–1 pm
    Join Alliance naturalists for a guided nature walk through the meandering paths of the Peninsula and scout for plants that thrive in that unique environment.
  • Junior Naturalists, 1–2 pm
    Help Alliance naturalists track the growth of important plant species in this citizen science program.
  • Nature’s Helpers, 2–3 pm
    Let’s lend a helping hand to make our park a better place. Learn how mulch helps trees, spread wood chips or protect the environment by removing damaging litter.
  • Family Birdwatching, 3–4 pm
    After learning how to use binoculars, join our naturalists to identify some of the 250 species of birds that call Prospect Park home.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Peninsula (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-05-30 2015-05-30 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.6572, -73.9689 Tue, 10 Mar 2015 12:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Audubon: Wonderful Warblers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/popup-audubon-wonderful-warblers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/popup-audubon-wonderful-warblers Date: May 30, 2015

Join the Alliance to discover why Prospect Park is an important place for many species of birds. Through fun games, experiments and citizen science projects, learn why warblers are so wonderful.

  • Adventure Hike, 12–1 pm
    Alliance naturalists will introduce you to the natural history of Prospect Park and the Park's hidden trails. Recommended for families with children 5 and older.
  • Nature on the Go!, 1–2 pm
    Did you know 25 types of warblers stop at Prospect Park in May? Learn how to identify these cute and colorful birds on a bird walk. Participants will also create their own pair of binoculars and learn how to identify these colorful songbirds.
  • Nature’s Helpers, 2–3 pm
    Did you know that trees help trees? After learning how mulch protects tree roots, spend time spreading wood chips around trees.
  • Family Birdwatching, 3–4 pm
    After learning how to use binoculars, join our naturalists to identify some of the 250 species of birds that call Prospect Park home.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Eastwood (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-05-30 2015-05-30 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.6618, -73.9659 Thu, 23 Apr 2015 16:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Saturday Morning Arts and Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/saturday-morning-arts-and-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/saturday-morning-arts-and-crafts Date: May 30, 2015

Come join us every Saturday morning at the Conference House Visitor Center for nature-inspired arts and crafts.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2015-05-30 2015-05-30 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.5026, -74.2518 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55411848410a7.jpg Wed, 29 Apr 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Saturday Morning Arts and Crafts: For The Birds Edition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/saturday-morning-for-the-birds-edition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/saturday-morning-for-the-birds-edition Date: May 30, 2015

Come join us at a For The Birds edition of Saturday morning Arts and Crafts.

Make bird inspired art; let nature be your inspiration.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

Location: Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2015-05-30 2015-05-30 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.5026, -74.2518 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/555b5e237ed66.jpg Tue, 19 May 2015 16:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Youth Running Series at the UAE Healthy Kidney 10K]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/nyrr-youth-running-series-at-the-uae-healthy-kidney-10k http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/nyrr-youth-running-series-at-the-uae-healthy-kidney-10k Date: May 30, 2015

Give your kids a chance to enjoy spring road racing at the NYRR Youth Running Series at the UAE Healthy Kidney 10K.

Sign up today for a 1.6-mile run in Central Park for kids 7-18 years old. Register here.

The event will be staged in three age groups: 7-10 years, 11-13 years, and 14-18 years. Join the New York Road Runners for an unforgettable race!

Start time: 11:15 am

End time: 12:15 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Central Park

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M010 Central Park 2015-05-30 2015-05-30 11:15 am 12:15 pm 40.7796, -73.9694 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54f0bba774727.jpg Wed, 06 May 2015 12:01:43 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Community Chair Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/free-community-chair-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/free-community-chair-yoga Date: May 30, 2015

Learn how to adapt traditional yoga poses while sitting or standing with the support of a chair. This session includes a combination of stretching, strengthening and breathing techniques designed to relieve stress, calm the mind and increase mobility. Led by a member from the Yoga for Bliss team, chair yoga is suitable for all ages, fitness levels and physical conditions. Registration recommended, online at www.wavehill.org, or at the Perkins Visitor Center. Drop-ins will be accommodated as space permits. Free, and admission to the grounds is free until noon.

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-05-30 2015-05-30 11:30 am 12:30 pm 40.8987, -73.9125 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5554e3661f0e0.jpg Wed, 20 May 2015 18:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[ESL Intermediate Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/esl-intermediate http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/esl-intermediate Date: May 30, 2015

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

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-05-30 2015-05-30 11:30 am 12:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 19:00:10 EST
<![CDATA[Drifting in Daylight]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/drifting-in-daylight http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/drifting-in-daylight Date: May 30, 2015

Drifting in Daylight is a dreamy springtime pathway of art that winds through the world’s most iconic park. The multi-part art installation includes performative, participatory, and perceptual work by artists Spencer Finch, Alicia Framis, Nina Katchadourian, Ragnar Kjartansson, Marc Bamuthi Joseph, David Levine, Karyn Olivier, and Lauri Stallings + glo. These works include a soft-serve ice cream truck serving free cones containing ice cream the color of a Central Park sunset, a boat filled with musicians floating on the Harlem Meer, and actors quietly performing moments from iconic movie scenes shot in the park.

As the centerpiece of Central Park Conservancy’s 35th anniversary celebration, this free public exhibition aims to draw visitors into the park’s beautiful north end, much of which has been expertly restored by the Conservancy. The six-weekend show will tempt visitors to transcend their busy lives, losing themselves along a playful trail of sensory experiences.

Visit the Drifting in Daylight website for more information and a detailed map.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Conservatory Garden (in Central Park),The Great Hill (in Central Park),Harlem Meer near Malcolm X Blvd Entrance (in Central Park),Path around Harlem Meer (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-05-30 2015-05-30 12:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.7937, -73.9522; 40.7977, -73.9587; 40.7975, -73.9532; 40.7953, -73.9519 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5550d406e8878.JPG Wed, 10 Jun 2015 12:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Introduction to Bird Watching]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/introduction-to-bird-watching http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/introduction-to-bird-watching Date: May 30, 2015

Look! Up in the sky, it’s a bird! But what kind of bird is it? Join the Prospect Park Alliance to learn about the magnificent array of birds that call Prospect Park home.

Led by the Brooklyn Bird Club.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-05-30 2015-05-30 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 Wed, 18 Mar 2015 13:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Roller Skate at Brooklyn Bridge Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/roller-skate-at-brooklyn-bridge-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/roller-skate-at-brooklyn-bridge-park Date: May 30, 2015

Go skating at Brooklyn Bridge Park. Find information and details at the Pier 2 Roller Rink website.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 2 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2015-05-30 2015-05-30 12:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.6998, -73.9988 Mon, 20 Apr 2015 15:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Saturday Sculpture Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/saturday-sculpture-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/saturday-sculpture-workshop Date: May 30, 2015

Saturday Sculpture Workshops are organized for kids ages 5- 13 and their families. Workshops are free and offered in the park’s education area on a drop-in basis. Participants work with a different artist each week, exploring innovative art mediums and a variety of subject matter.

Note: If arriving in a group of 10 or more, please contact us the week prior to your visit by calling (718) 956-1819.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 956-1819

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2015-05-30 2015-05-30 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.7687, -73.9369 Mon, 22 Jun 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Strawberry Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/strawbery-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/strawbery-festival Date: May 30, 2015

Join us for the 7th Annual Strawberry Festival. There will be entertainment, crafts, games, inflatables, music, tattoo artist, face painting, strawberry eating contest, carnival games, and much more!

Sponsored by Council Member Rafael L. Espinal, Jr.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 235-4100

Location: Lower Highland Playground (in Highland Park)

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Q020 Highland Park 2015-05-30 2015-05-30 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.684, -73.8856 Thu, 26 Mar 2015 18:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Sumi-e Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/sumie-workshopadults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/sumie-workshopadults Date: May 30, 2015

Learn this ancient style of Japanese water color art with artist Rosalba Henao. The technique results in a delicate work you will be proud to display.

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 2015-05-30 2015-05-30 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Tue, 05 May 2015 19:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Los Tres Creditos / The Three Little Pigs]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/los-tres-creditos-the-three-little-pigs http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/los-tres-creditos-the-three-little-pigs Date: May 30, 2015

Please note: this event has been canceled.

Mama Piggy narrates this bilingual adaptation that features a vegetarian wolf and the three cutest little pigs on this side of town.

Action, adventure, Salsa, and other Latin music keeps audiences clapping en route to a happy ending.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 60-6560

Location: 111th Street and 53rd Ave (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2015-05-30 2015-05-30 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7433, -73.8514 Fri, 29 May 2015 15:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Celebrate Astoria International Cultural Fest]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/multicultural http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/multicultural Date: May 30, 2015

Astoria, Queens is a true example of a melting pot; its population has the influence of many cultures from all over the world.

Join us on Saturday, May 30th by celebrating some of these amazing cultures through song and dance.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 728-7820

Location: Astoria Park Lawn (in Astoria Park)

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Q004 Astoria Park 2015-05-30 2015-05-30 12:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.7787, -73.9231 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/554b906747e5c.jpg Tue, 19 May 2015 16:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[TreesCount! 2015 Training Session]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/training-530 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/training-530 Date: May 30, 2015

This event has been CANCELLED! Please RSVP to another Training Event.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: 3059 Williamsbridge Rd Bronx, NY 10467

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2015-05-30 2015-05-30 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.86909000000000000, -73.86570100000000000 Fri, 17 Jul 2015 12:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Citizenship Classes for Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/citizenship-classes-for-adults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/citizenship-classes-for-adults Date: May 30, 2015

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

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-05-30 2015-05-30 12:30 pm 1:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 19:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[OutdoorFest 2015: Free Fitness Outdoors]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/outdoorfest-2015-free-fitness-outdoors http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/outdoorfest-2015-free-fitness-outdoors Date: May 30, 2015

Come and go as you please to this afternoon-long fitness festival. Bring a yoga mat for yoga at 3:30 p.m., a 60 minute vinyasa class by Angelica Olstad of Pop Up Yoga NYC, suitable for all levels. Running groups will be a moderate/easy pace for tours of the island at 12:30pm. Boot camp at 2pm is for everybody and will be fun! If nothing else, come by and have a picnic. Take your shoes off. Play in the grass. Sit under a tree. Relax... living in NYC doesn't mean you can't enjoy the great outdoors.

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Colonels Row

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2015-05-30 2015-05-30 12:30 pm 5:00 pm 40.69, -74.0186 Tue, 26 May 2015 13:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Community Paddle]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/community-paddle http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/community-paddle Date: May 30, 2015

Come enjoy free short canoe trips for beginners and families.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430-4665

Location: Concrete Plant Park

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X305 Concrete Plant Park 2015-05-30 2015-05-30 1:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.8269, -73.8848 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55510847da554.jpg Mon, 11 May 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[FLOW.15 Grand Opening]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/flow15-grand-opening http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/flow15-grand-opening Date: May 30, 2015

Join us for FLOW, Randall Island's annual summer outdoor art exhibition! Come enjoy public art along the scenic waterfront from May through November.

This year's artists are Nicholas Fraser, Sharon Ma, Rob Swainston, Rica Takashima, and David Wilson.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 830-7722

Location: Touchdown of the 103rd Street Footbridge (in Randall's Island Park)

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2015-05-30 2015-05-30 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.7849, -73.9358 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/555215f61a006.jpg Thu, 28 May 2015 13:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Historic New York: Fort Greene]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/historic-new-york-ft-greene http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/historic-new-york-ft-greene Date: May 30, 2015

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

Fort Greene's history is rife with important names--Walt Whitman, Nathaniel Greene, Frederick Law Olmsted, Calvert Vaux, William Howard Taft, and McKim, Mead and White, to name a few--hinting at the important role the park has played in the city's history. On this historic walking tour, learn about Fort Greene Park and its ties to American history, and view the monument that stands as a tribute the 11,000 men, women and children who died on British Prison Ships during the Revolutionary War.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

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

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B032 Fort Greene Park 2015-05-30 2015-05-30 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.6922, -73.9748 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5507557e693d7.jpg Wed, 06 May 2015 12:01:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Funny Clown]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/funny-clown http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/funny-clown Date: May 30, 2015

Skats the Clown has been bringing the funny to audiences for nearly two decades. His confusing style of clown comedy is guaranteed to bring out the inner child in everyone. Combining magic and clownery, Skats makes everyone laugh out loud while also leaving them in amazement!

Please note: Although the entertainment is free, there is a fee to ride the carousel and purchase items from the concession stand.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 788-2676

Location: Carousel (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2015-05-30 2015-05-30 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7005, -73.8552 Wed, 06 May 2015 14:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Wave Hill Gallery Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/gallery-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/gallery-tour Date: May 30, 2015

Join a curatorial fellow for an exhibition tour designed to draw visitors into a lively discussion about the relationship between art and nature. In the main gallery, Chris Doyle: Landscape Fictions brings to life the Hudson River. An artist whose sense of craft verges on the obsessive, Doyle presents three animations from a decades-long practice animating the natural world that exists on the urban fringes. This exhibition accompanies The Lightening, a site-specific project installed in the Aquatic Garden that combines mirrored surfaces with backlit animations into an artwork that changes as the day turns into night. At the same time, in the Sunroom Project Space, Kiran Chandra explores the “swarm” as a social form through a sculptural and sonic interpretation of Eugene Marais’ The Soul of the White Ant. Tours take place Tuesdays and Saturdays at 2PM. Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Glyndor Gallery (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-05-30 2015-05-30 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.8989, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5554e40721f45.jpg Wed, 20 May 2015 18:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Fleece Fun]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/fleece-fun http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/fleece-fun Date: May 30, 2015

Come to Lefferts Historic House and see how wool was used on a Flatbush farm.

You can brush the wool with carding paddles, spin yarn using a drop spindle, and even make a felt ball to take home with you.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-05-30 2015-05-30 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6643, -73.9639 Wed, 25 Feb 2015 12:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Paper Arts & Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/paper-arts-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/paper-arts-crafts Date: May 30, 2015

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-05-30 2015-05-30 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Tue, 06 Jan 2015 13:00:04 EST