NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2014 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://www.nycgovparks.org/sub_things_to_do/upcoming_events/events_search.php NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Mon, 21 Apr 2014 00:07:11 GMT NYC Parks News 25 25 http://www.nycgovparks.org/sub_things_to_do/upcoming_events/events_search.php http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/parks_leaf_thumb.gif <![CDATA[Spring Kickoff: Gardening in Sherman Creek]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/12/spring-kickoff-gardening-in-sherman-creek http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/12/spring-kickoff-gardening-in-sherman-creek Date: April 12, 2014

Kick off the spring season in Sherman Creek Park with various spring gardening projects.

In addition to weeding and cutting back perennials you will learn about native meadow plants and how New York Restoration Project’s approach to meadow maintenance creates habitat and food sources for many of the birds, mammals and insects that call Sherman Creek home.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (917) 291-6436

Location: Sherman Creek Park (in Sherman Creek)

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M300 Sherman Creek 2014-04-12 2014-04-12 12:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.8611, -73.918 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 20:07:12 EDT
<![CDATA[Citizenship Classes for Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/12/citizenship-classes-for-adults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/12/citizenship-classes-for-adults Date: April 12, 2014

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 2014-04-12 2014-04-12 12:30 pm 1:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 20:07:12 EDT
<![CDATA[MillionTreesNYC TreeLC Workshop in Brooklyn]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/12/milliontreesnyc-treelc-workshop-in-brooklyn http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/12/milliontreesnyc-treelc-workshop-in-brooklyn Date: April 12, 2014

Help water and care for the 110,000+ new street trees that have been planted across New York City! Join the MillionTreesNYC to give trees a little "Tree LC" and stewardship, and help keep New York City green by coming to a free MillionTreesNYC tree care workshop where you will learn:

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

Workshops are focused on active tree care, so come ready to get your hands dirty and care for street trees along the sidewalk. Please wear closed-toed shoes and layered clothing that can get dirty. Tree stewardship is similar to gardening work, involving bending and kneeling on the sidewalk. Children are always welcome, and must be accompanied by an adult. All participants will care for trees using small gardening tools and watering buckets. Please dress for light gardening work, wear close-toed shoes, and bring a refillable water bottle. All MillionTreesNYC events are rain or shine.

Registration is required

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 760-6931

Location: 188-90 Sutter Avenue

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<![CDATA[Conference House Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/12/house-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/12/house-tours Date: April 12, 2014

Come to the Conference House in Tottenville for guided tours through an historic house where Benjamin Franklin, Edward Rutledge, John Adams, and Lord Howe met in an attempt to end the Revolutionary War. After taking a guided tour, experience the rich views of nature at Conference House Park, as well as stopping by the Visitor's Center to view our rotating exhibits!

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 984-6046

Location: Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2014-04-12 2014-04-12 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.502, -74.2514 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5339a985105b4.jpg Sun, 20 Apr 2014 20:07:12 EDT
<![CDATA[Fitness Bootcamp]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/12/fitness-bootcamp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/12/fitness-bootcamp Date: April 12, 2014

Come join in! Bootcamp is a total body workout that helps muscle tone, improve strength and endurance, and addresses muscle strength and endurance while keeping the heart rate up to burn calories and improve cardiovascular health

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-4793 x301

Location: Alley Athletic (in Alley Pond Park)

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2014-04-12 2014-04-12 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.7404, -73.7339 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 20:07:12 EDT
<![CDATA[Freshkills Park Hike]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/12/freshkills-park-hike-moderate2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/12/freshkills-park-hike-moderate2 Date: April 12, 2014

Yearn for adventure? Join the Freshkills Park Staff as we hike areas we are developing into new parkland on Staten Island. This hike will bring you behind the scenes into natural sections of the park typically restricted from public access to introduce you to the beauty of the hills and creeks in Freshkills Park. Take advantage of this opportunity to learn about the park development while getting out in nature and staying in shape.

Limited space available. Register for all Freshkills Park events on the Freshkills Park Events Page.

At 2,200 acres, Freshkills Park will be almost three times the size of Central Park and the largest park developed in New York City in over 100 years. The transformation of what was formerly the world’s largest landfill into a productive and beautiful cultural destination will make the park a symbol of renewal and an expression of how our society can restore balance to its landscape.

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 788-8277

Location: Schmul Park

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R045 Schmul Park 2014-04-12 2014-04-12 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.5899, -74.1877 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 20:07:12 EDT
<![CDATA[Historic New York: Old Croton Aqueduct]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/12/historic-new-york-old-croton-aqueduct http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/12/historic-new-york-old-croton-aqueduct Date: April 12, 2014

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

Join the Rangers for a walking tour to discuss the history of the Old Croton Aqueduct and its place in NYC history.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 548-0912

Location: Van Cortlandt Park

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2014-04-12 2014-04-12 1:00 pm 40.8916, -73.8929 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 20:07:12 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Dance and Fitness Infusion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/12/shape-up-nyc-dance-fitness-infusion http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/12/shape-up-nyc-dance-fitness-infusion Date: April 12, 2014

McDonald Park House is Staten Island's home of Shape Up NYC! Take part in 14 fitness classes per week for free.

Dance and Fitness Infusion fuses the art of dance and exercise.

The workout is composed of different movements of dance and exercising techniques infused to strengthen abdominals, get rid of loss fat on triceps and biceps, and tighten muscles.

Exercises may include: different types crunches, leg raises, planks, and different styles of dance such as reggaeton, pop, and 80's music.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: McDonald Park House (in McDonald Playground)

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R034 McDonald Playground 2014-04-12 2014-04-12 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.6291, -74.1155 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 20:07:12 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids Enjoy Exercise Now (KEEN)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/12/kids-enjoy-exercise-now-keen http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/12/kids-enjoy-exercise-now-keen Date: April 12, 2014

Kids Enjoy Exercise Now (KEEN) is a recreational program that provides one-on-one activities for children and young adults with developmental and physical disabilities.

Children should enroll through NY Cares, and must be Recreation Center members. Please call the Recreation Center 54 at (212) 754-5411 for more information about how to enroll.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:45 pm

Contact phone: (212) 754-5411

Location: Recreation Center Fifty-four (in Recreation Center 54)

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M130 Recreation Center 54 2014-04-12 2014-04-12 1:00 pm 3:45 pm 40.7565, -73.9651 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 20:07:12 EDT
<![CDATA[Greenbelt Docent Corps - Training Spring 2014]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/12/greenbelt-docent-corps-training-spring-2014 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/12/greenbelt-docent-corps-training-spring-2014 Date: April 12, 2014

Would you like to learn more about the Greenbelt, meet people interested in the local environment, and serve the community? If your answer is "yes," the Greenbelt Docent Corps is a great opportunity for you. Learn additional background information about the Greenbelt, from facilities and trails to flora and fauna. Participants will receive a docent manual, filled with great information about the Greenbelt.

This training is free and geared for adults over 18 years of age. Registration required.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2014-04-12 2014-04-12 2:00 pm 40.5884, -74.1391 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 20:07:12 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/12/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/12/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park Date: April 12, 2014

On this east-west walk you will see a hidden bench that tells time, miniature boats powered by the wind, a magnificent sculpture celebrating fresh water, and much more. The 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: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

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

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M010 Central Park 2014-04-12 2014-04-12 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.7725, -73.967 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53063c99b6a83.jpg Sun, 20 Apr 2014 20:07:12 EDT
<![CDATA[Tavern Concerts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/12/tavern-concerts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/12/tavern-concerts Date: April 12, 2014

It's Tavern time!

Sit back and listen to some of the best folk and acoustic songwriters and musicians in the country, in a room known for its acoustic warmth.

There will be warm fires and lots of laughter!

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 351-1611 x281

Location: Historic Richmond Town

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2014-04-12 2014-04-12 6:00 pm 40.5698, -74.1448 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 20:07:12 EDT
<![CDATA[Roger That Community Garden - Fundraiser Party]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/12/roger-that-community-garden-fundraiser-party http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/12/roger-that-community-garden-fundraiser-party Date: April 12, 2014

Join Roger That Community Garden for an event that raises funds to preserve the future of the garden and raise awareness about green space in Brooklyn! There will be a raffle with great prizes from Crown Heights businesses, food, drink, a DJ, activities, and more!

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 11:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Shoestring Press

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2014-04-12 2014-04-12 7:00 pm 11:00 pm 40.6778, -73.959 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5342f8b181235.jpg Sun, 20 Apr 2014 20:07:12 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: “Get the Picture?”]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/13/art-in-the-garden-get-the-picture3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/13/art-in-the-garden-get-the-picture3 Date: April 13, 2014

Artist Alan Richards’s colorful satirical composite images, or photomanipulations, feature elements juxtaposed to create pieces that portray humor and whimsy.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/13/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/13/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: April 13, 2014

See more than 30 life-size animatronic dinosaurs, including a 40-foot long tyrannosaurus rex, on this ride through the two-acre safari at the Bronx Zoo.

Learn about the different species of dinosaurs and their habitats, discover how fossils provide insight into what life may have looked like in prehistoric times and explore how animatronics work.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-1010

Location: Bronx Zoo (in Bronx Park)

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X002 Bronx Park 2014-04-13 2014-04-13 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Sun, 20 Apr 2014 20:07:12 EDT
<![CDATA[Javits Playground Physics with Dr. A]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/13/javits-playground-physics-with-dr-a http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/13/javits-playground-physics-with-dr-a Date: April 13, 2014

Attention budding scientists and young geniuses at large! Join Dr. Leonissa Ardizzone of Storefront Science to explore the physics all around us.

Discover the many fascinating properties of physics through fun, hands-on science, and math activities!

Appropriate for ages 7-12. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Jacob Javits Playground (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2014-04-13 2014-04-13 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.859, -73.9349 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5339ad52bd151.jpg Sun, 20 Apr 2014 20:07:12 EDT
<![CDATA[The Orchid Show: Key West Contemporary]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/13/the-orchid-show-key-west-contemporary http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/13/the-orchid-show-key-west-contemporary Date: April 13, 2014

Step out of the bustling city and into the Florida Keys, where the dramatic beauty of a flourishing tropical garden is amplified by vibrant architecture to recall this particular island's charm and ambience.

The Enid A. Haupt Conservatory's sprawling glasshouse galleries are transformed into a modernist Key West estate garden inspired by a garden originally designed by award-winning landscape architect Raymond Jungles for Susan Henshaw Jones, who is President of the Museum of the City of New York, and Judge Richard K. Eaton.

Immerse yourself in an effusion of orchids blooming among still, geometric reflecting pools, soaring angular pergolas, and sleek benches.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2014-04-13 2014-04-13 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 20:07:12 EDT
<![CDATA[History Play Date - Searching for Spring]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/13/history-play-date-searching-for-spring http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/13/history-play-date-searching-for-spring Date: April 13, 2014

Spring is here! Young visitors are invited to explore the Dyckman Farmhouse garden in a scavenger hunt for the earliest signs of spring. Stop by for a self-guided scavenger hunt.

Recommended for children age 4 and up.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 304-9422

Location: Dyckman Farmhouse Museum (in Dyckman House Museum)

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M026 Dyckman House Museum 2014-04-13 2014-04-13 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8675, -73.9229 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 20:07:12 EDT
<![CDATA[Birding]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/13/birding http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/13/birding Date: April 13, 2014

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

To enhance your experience we encourage you to bring binoculars and field guides, or ask a Ranger to borrow a pair.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 319-7258

Location: Pelham Bay Ranger Station (in Pelham Bay Park)

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2014-04-13 2014-04-13 11:00 am 40.8516, -73.8266 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 20:07:12 EDT
<![CDATA[Smorgasburg]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/13/smorgasburg http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/13/smorgasburg Date: April 13, 2014

Join us Sundays at Brooklyn Bridge Park's Pier 5 for another season of Brooklyn’s best street food. From brisket to bulgogi and Burmese noodles, to phatty beet sliders, fish and chips and farm-fresh ice cream, there’s always something yummy for everyone. Come enjoy our food with a view.

The markets are open 11:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m., rain or shine, all spring, summer and fall. See ya there!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 5 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-04-13 2014-04-13 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.6947, -74.0016 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 20:07:12 EDT
<![CDATA[Celebrate Earth Day: Recycled Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/13/celebrate-earth-day-recycled-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/13/celebrate-earth-day-recycled-art Date: April 13, 2014

Join the Rangers in this celebration of Earth Day. Engage your creative side and breathe new life into reusable items.

All supplies provided.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 304-2365

Location: Payson Park House (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2014-04-13 2014-04-13 11:00 am 40.8673, -73.929 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 20:07:12 EDT
<![CDATA[Fitness Hike (vigorous)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/13/fitness-hike-vigorous http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/13/fitness-hike-vigorous Date: April 13, 2014

Our Urban Park Ranger hiking guides will introduce you to the hidden gems of New York City and places often off-limits to the general public.

On our hikes, you can gain orienteering skills ,explore our City’s rich history, or just take an hour to unplug from the world.

Fitness Hikes feature less talking and more walking, for those who don’t mind a vigorous two-hour hike.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718 )846-2731

Location: Cunningham Park Parking Lot (in Cunningham Park)

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Q021 Cunningham Park 2014-04-13 2014-04-13 11:00 am 40.7309, -73.774 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 20:07:12 EDT
<![CDATA[Brooklyn Bridge Park Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/13/brooklyn-bridge-park-tour3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/13/brooklyn-bridge-park-tour3 Date: April 13, 2014

Join one of Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy's volunteer Docents for a free, guided walking tour of Pier 1.

Tours will cover the the topic of BBP's design, history, and ecology. Learn about the history of the Brooklyn waterfront, BBP's sustainable design, and how the park came to life.

Tours begin at the entrance to Pier 1 and are first-come, first-served. Space is limited, please arrive 15 minutes early to ensure a spot.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 412-1031

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-04-13 2014-04-13 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7017, -73.9969 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 20:07:12 EDT
<![CDATA[Adaptive Table Tennis]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/13/adaptive-table-tennis http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/13/adaptive-table-tennis Date: April 13, 2014

Make use of the center's table tennis tables! Join in this adaptive session for adults and seniors with disabilities.

Recreation Center membership is required to participate.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 397-3159

Location: Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center

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M063 Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center 2014-04-13 2014-04-13 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.7715, -73.9885 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 20:07:12 EDT
<![CDATA[Conference House Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/13/house-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/13/house-tours Date: April 13, 2014

Come to the Conference House in Tottenville for guided tours through an historic house where Benjamin Franklin, Edward Rutledge, John Adams, and Lord Howe met in an attempt to end the Revolutionary War. After taking a guided tour, experience the rich views of nature at Conference House Park, as well as stopping by the Visitor's Center to view our rotating exhibits!

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 984-6046

Location: Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2014-04-13 2014-04-13 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.502, -74.2514 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5339a985105b4.jpg Sun, 20 Apr 2014 20:07:12 EDT
<![CDATA[New York and the American Revolution]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/13/new-york-and-the-american-revolution http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/13/new-york-and-the-american-revolution Date: April 13, 2014

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

Revolutionary New York programs focus on the history of New York during the pre- and post-Colonial Period.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-04-13 2014-04-13 1:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 20:07:12 EDT
<![CDATA[Easter Egg Hunt]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/13/easter-egg-hunt http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/13/easter-egg-hunt Date: April 13, 2014

This is one day when it’s okay to put all your eggs in one basket! Children 2–12 hunt for eggs, tap their talent at arts and crafts tables, and have a photo taken with the Easter Bunny. Light refreshments offered. Please bring your own basket. Rain date Saturday, April 19, 10:30 a.m.–1 p.m. Parking across the street in rear of Pelham Bay/Split Rock Golf Course parking lot

Registration requested at info@bpmm.org or (718) 885-1461.

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 885-1461

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2014-04-13 2014-04-13 1:30 pm 4:00 pm 40.8705, -73.8109 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 20:07:12 EDT
<![CDATA[Junior Volunteer Corps]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/13/junior-volunteer-corps http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/13/junior-volunteer-corps Date: April 13, 2014

Families and elementary-school-aged community groups are invited to join us for spring cleaning! Children will learn the importance of giving back to the community while making a meaningful difference in the Park where they learn, play, and grow.

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

Location: Ocean Ave (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-04-13 2014-04-13 1:30 pm 3:30 pm 40.6558, -73.9629 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/532743848d220.jpg Sun, 20 Apr 2014 20:07:12 EDT
<![CDATA[QBG Craft Table at The Shops at Skyview Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/13/qbg-craft-table-at-the-shops-at-skyview-center http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/13/qbg-craft-table-at-the-shops-at-skyview-center Date: April 13, 2014

Make a festive spring craft to celebrate the beginning of the season!

Supplies are limited and times/location are subject to change.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Shops at SkyView Center

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2014-04-13 2014-04-13 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7578, -73.8347 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 20:07:12 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/13/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/13/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour Date: April 13, 2014

Travel from Grand Army Plaza, past the Pond and Gapstow Bridge, and stop at the Dairy on this trip through the southern Central Park highlights. The route involves moderate inclines and some stairs.

Tours take place rain or shine, except in extreme weather conditions (heavy rain, sustained winds of 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: 2:00 pm

End time: 2:45 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

Location: William Tecumseh Sherman Statue (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-04-13 2014-04-13 2:00 pm 2:45 pm 40.7646, -73.9731 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53063cd04714f.jpg Sun, 20 Apr 2014 20:07:12 EDT
<![CDATA[Bronx-Whitestone Bridge Anniversary Lecture]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/13/bronxwhitestone-bridge-anniversary-lecture http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/13/bronxwhitestone-bridge-anniversary-lecture Date: April 13, 2014

As a pre-programming event for our next exhibition and to help mark the 75th anniversary of the Bronx-Whitestone Bridge, Mary Hedge, archivist for MTA Bridges & Tunnels and one of the bridge engineers will be discussing the unique aspects of the bridge, its ultra sleek design, and the many measures that have been taken since the year after it opened to make it more wind resistant.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 939-0647 x17

Location: Kingsland Homestead

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2014-04-13 2014-04-13 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.7637, -73.824 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5327308ee534e.gif Sun, 20 Apr 2014 20:07:12 EDT
<![CDATA[Earth Day Movie Night: Wall-E]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/13/earth-day-movie-night http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/13/earth-day-movie-night Date: April 13, 2014

Come enjoy a showing of Wall-E, a film in which a robot sets out on a new adventure instead of doing what he was built to do. A great movie for all ages!

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 353-7853

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

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2014-04-13 2014-04-13 5:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8344 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5332e6ac4c157.jpg Sun, 20 Apr 2014 20:07:12 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: “Get the Picture?”]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/14/art-in-the-garden-get-the-picture3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/14/art-in-the-garden-get-the-picture3 Date: April 14, 2014

Artist Alan Richards’s colorful satirical composite images, or photomanipulations, feature elements juxtaposed to create pieces that portray humor and whimsy.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-04-14 2014-04-14 8:00 am 4:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 20:07:12 EDT
<![CDATA[Arsenal Gallery Exhibition: STRATA]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/14/strata http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/14/strata Date: April 14, 2014

NYC Parks is pleased to present STRATA, an exhibition of prints, ceramics and collages by Marie Lorenz, Katy Fischer and Max Warsh. The artists in STRATA collect and arrange found or invented artifacts from the urban environment, including river flotsam, ceramic shards, and architectural details, through various modes of discovery. They use their collections as source material for multilayered, abstract compositions that reframe our familiar surroundings and challenge the division between man-made and organic in favor of a more seamless view of the material world. STRATA is on view in the Arsenal Gallery now through April 24, 2014.

Marie Lorenz creates large scale, collograph prints from objects she collects on her excursions through New York City’s waterways. In this new series of prints, Lorenz engages with the mysterious paths the objects have traveled by repeatedly printing the elements in ornate circular patterns, which evoke both tidal vortexes and folk art medallions.

Katy Fischer’s ceramic sculpture is reminiscent of archeological discoveries. She is inspired by the way ancient artifacts become evocatively abstract shapes once they are broken, weathered and displaced, not unlike the bits of debris deposited around the city. The shard-like fragments read as both found and made, broken and whole, abstract and representational and suggest intriguing connections and possible histories.

On his walks around the city, Max Warsh photographs architectural facades, which are used as source material for his work. For these new pieces, Warsh photographed buildings in the neighborhood that surrounds the Arsenal. He then reconfigures these found textures, grooved surfaces and cast ornamental details in his studio through cutting, painting and collage to arrive at compositions that reinvigorate our engagement with the visual language of the urban landscape.

In the work of all three artists, the fragment points to a larger more complete whole and a sense that a sum of the parts does or could exist. However each artist works to evade the reveal: we never see the whole building, the actual found object, or the unbroken pot. Rather, these fragmented compositions convey the way memory is an amalgamated fiction rather than a knowable fact.

In conjunction with STRATA , Audra Wolowiec will present the sound installation Weather Language on April 14, 2014, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the Arsenal. The sound piece will be composed of a mixture of found sounds and vocal interventions that are sensitive to both the Arsenal site and the city at large. Wolowiecs’ voice will overlap with the voices of strangers she encountered while walking through the city, creating a sound environment that is as subtle and ambiguous as the weather.

The Arsenal Gallery is dedicated to examining themes of nature, urban space, wildlife, New York City parks and park history. It is located on the third floor of the Parks Department Headquarters, in Central Park, on Fifth Avenue at 64th Street. Gallery hours are Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Admission is free. For more information on the Arsenal Gallery, please call 212-360-8163.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-04-14 2014-04-14 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52fd2ae9dd9fd.jpg Sun, 20 Apr 2014 20:07:12 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Chair Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/14/shape-up-nyc-chair-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/14/shape-up-nyc-chair-aerobics Date: April 14, 2014

A seated exercise class that raises the heart rate and improves balance, with minimal impact on joints. This Shape Up NYC program is free and open to the public.

For adults and seniors.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 771-2787

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

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2014-04-14 2014-04-14 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.8108, -73.9147 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 20:07:12 EDT
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/14/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/14/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: April 14, 2014

See more than 30 life-size animatronic dinosaurs, including a 40-foot long tyrannosaurus rex, on this ride through the two-acre safari at the Bronx Zoo.

Learn about the different species of dinosaurs and their habitats, discover how fossils provide insight into what life may have looked like in prehistoric times and explore how animatronics work.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-1010

Location: Bronx Zoo (in Bronx Park)

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X002 Bronx Park 2014-04-14 2014-04-14 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Sun, 20 Apr 2014 20:07:12 EDT
<![CDATA[Birding for Kids]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/14/birding-for-kids http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/14/birding-for-kids Date: April 14, 2014

The kids are out of school, now get them out of the house. Head to the park and join Urban Park Rangers FREE “Kids Week” programs. Immerse your kids, and yourself, in the natural world. Experience history, wildlife, birds, bugs and more. Ages 12 and under.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Payson Park House (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2014-04-14 2014-04-14 10:00 am 40.8673, -73.929 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 20:07:12 EDT
<![CDATA[Culinary Kids Food Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/14/culinary-kids-food-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/14/culinary-kids-food-festival Date: April 14, 2014

As part of the New York Botanical Garden's Edible Academy initiative, join us for a family-friendly, week-long food festival celebrating the relationships among plants, farms, and your favorite foods.

Ruth Rea Howell Family Garden staff and culinary team, Growing Chefs, will be on hand offering cooking demonstrations, recipes, and hands-on activities, with plenty of live music and tasting to add to the fun.

Bring your Festival passport along as you tinker with the science of kitchen chemistry and get to the root of the foods from pickles to cheese at a variety of activity sanctions.

The daily 1 p.m. cooking demonstration will feature kid-friendly recipes and tasty sample, while local chefs will share tips and recipes.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2014-04-14 2014-04-14 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 20:07:12 EDT
<![CDATA[The Orchid Show: Key West Contemporary]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/14/the-orchid-show-key-west-contemporary http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/14/the-orchid-show-key-west-contemporary Date: April 14, 2014

Step out of the bustling city and into the Florida Keys, where the dramatic beauty of a flourishing tropical garden is amplified by vibrant architecture to recall this particular island's charm and ambience.

The Enid A. Haupt Conservatory's sprawling glasshouse galleries are transformed into a modernist Key West estate garden inspired by a garden originally designed by award-winning landscape architect Raymond Jungles for Susan Henshaw Jones, who is President of the Museum of the City of New York, and Judge Richard K. Eaton.

Immerse yourself in an effusion of orchids blooming among still, geometric reflecting pools, soaring angular pergolas, and sleek benches.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2014-04-14 2014-04-14 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 20:07:12 EDT
<![CDATA[Chair/Sit Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/14/chairsit-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/14/chairsit-aerobics Date: April 14, 2014

Get a full cardio workout without using machines! Great for those with limited mobility or those in wheelchairs.

Recreation Center membership is required to participate.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 353-7853

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

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2014-04-14 2014-04-14 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7515, -73.8344 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 20:07:12 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/14/shape-up-nyc-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/14/shape-up-nyc-aerobics Date: April 14, 2014

McDonald Park House is Staten Island's home of Shape Up NYC! Take part in 14 fitness classes per week for free.

Aerobics class is a moderate, heart-pumping workout to help burn calories and improve heart health.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: McDonald Park House (in McDonald Playground)

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R034 McDonald Playground 2014-04-14 2014-04-14 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.6291, -74.1155 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 20:07:12 EDT
<![CDATA[Chair Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/14/chair-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/14/chair-yoga Date: April 14, 2014

Chair yoga is a gentle form of yoga that can be practiced while sitting or standing using a chair for support. A low impact class, it focuses on strengthening the body's inner core through slow movements, concentrating and breathing. For adults and seniors.

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 447-2020

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

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M164 Asser Levy Playground 2014-04-14 2014-04-14 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7361, -73.9757 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 20:07:12 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Chair Toning]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/14/shape-up-nyc-chair-toning http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/14/shape-up-nyc-chair-toning Date: April 14, 2014

A seated exercise class that strengthens muscle groups with minimal impact on joints. This Shape Up NYC program is free and open to the public.

For adults and seniors.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

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 2014-04-14 2014-04-14 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.8108, -73.9147 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 20:07:12 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Tax Preparation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/14/free-tax-preparation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/14/free-tax-preparation Date: April 14, 2014

Get free tax preparation help at Owen Dolen Recreation Center, sponsored by AARP.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 829-0156

Location: Owen Dolen Golden Age Center (in Owen F. Dolen Park)

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X016 Owen F. Dolen Park 2014-04-14 2014-04-14 10:30 am 2:30 pm 40.8406, -73.8428 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 20:07:12 EDT
<![CDATA[Senior Sit and Get Fit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/14/senior-sit-and-get-fit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/14/senior-sit-and-get-fit Date: April 14, 2014

Seniors, get low impact exercise in this aerobics class done seated. Persons with disabilties are welcome. Recreation Center membership is required.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 255-3705

Location: Chelsea Recreation Center

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M260 Chelsea Recreation Center 2014-04-14 2014-04-14 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7483, -74.0022 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 20:07:12 EDT
<![CDATA[Monday Movement]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/14/monday-movement http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/14/monday-movement Date: April 14, 2014

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 485-4633

Location: Brownsville Recreation Center (in Brownsville Playground)

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B270 Brownsville Playground 2014-04-14 2014-04-14 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.6566, -73.902 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 20:07:12 EDT
<![CDATA[Sit Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/14/sit-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/14/sit-aerobics Date: April 14, 2014

A seated exercise class that raises the heart rate and improves balance with minimal impact on joints. Recreation Center membership is required to participate.

Start time: 11:15 am

End time: 12:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 387-7687

Location: Hamilton Fish Recreation Center

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2014-04-14 2014-04-14 11:15 am 12:15 pm 40.7198, -73.9818 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 20:07:12 EDT
<![CDATA[Blooming Naturalists]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/14/blooming-naturalists http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/14/blooming-naturalists Date: April 14, 2014

So you think you are a naturalist? Join the Alliance at the Audubon Center in this Introduction to Bird Watching series. Using fun games and activities learn what makes birds so special in a different lesson each day!

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-04-14 2014-04-14 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5327482a3015f.png Sun, 20 Apr 2014 20:07:12 EDT
<![CDATA[All About Bugs]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/14/all-about-bugs http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/14/all-about-bugs Date: April 14, 2014

The kids are out of school, now get them out of the house. Head to the park and join Urban Park Rangers free “Kids Week” programs. Immerse your kids, and yourself, in the natural world. Experience history, wildlife, birds, bugs and more. Ages 12 and under.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Salt Marsh Nature Center (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2014-04-14 2014-04-14 1:00 pm 40.6047, -73.9298 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 20:07:12 EDT
<![CDATA[Birding for Kids]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/14/birding-for-kids2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/14/birding-for-kids2 Date: April 14, 2014

The kids are out of school, now get them out of the house. Head to the park and join Urban Park Rangersfree “Kids Week” programs. Immerse your kids, and yourself, in the natural world. Experience history, wildlife, birds, bugs and more.

Ages 12 and under.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 846-2761

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

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2014-04-14 2014-04-14 1:00 pm 40.7428, -73.7359 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 20:07:12 EDT
<![CDATA[Orienteering for Kids]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/14/orienteering-for-kids http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/14/orienteering-for-kids Date: April 14, 2014

The kids are out of school, now get them out of the house. Head to the park and join Urban Park Rangersfree “Kids Week” programs. Immerse your kids, and yourself, in the natural world. Experience history, wildlife, birds, bugs and more.

Ages 12 and under.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 548-0912

Location: Crotona Nature Center (in Crotona Park)

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X010 Crotona Park 2014-04-14 2014-04-14 1:00 pm 40.837, -73.8934 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 20:07:12 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/14/nature-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/14/nature-crafts Date: April 14, 2014

The kids are out of school, now get them out of the house. Head to the park and join Urban Park Rangersfree “Kids Week” programs. Immerse your kids, and yourself, in the natural world. Experience history, wildlife, birds, bugs and more.

Ages 12 and under.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

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

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R119 Blue Heron Park 2014-04-14 2014-04-14 1:00 pm 40.5309, -74.1778 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 20:07:12 EDT
<![CDATA[Adaptive Weight Training]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/14/adaptive-weight-training http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/14/adaptive-weight-training Date: April 14, 2014

Learn how to train muscle groups for competitive sports and recreational use. For individuals with disabilities. Please inquire at the front desk.

Recreation Center membership is required to participate.

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 353-7853

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

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2014-04-14 2014-04-14 1:30 pm 3:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8344 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 20:07:12 EDT
<![CDATA[Birding for Kids]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/14/birding-for-kids1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/14/birding-for-kids1 Date: April 14, 2014

The kids are out of school, now get them out of the house. Head to the park and join Urban Park Rangersfree “Kids Week” programs. Immerse your kids, and yourself, in the natural world. Experience history, wildlife, birds, bugs and more.

Ages 12 and under.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-04-14 2014-04-14 2:00 pm 40.7971, -73.9515 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 20:07:12 EDT
<![CDATA[Planting and Transplanting Outdoors]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/14/planting-and-transplanting-outdoors http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/14/planting-and-transplanting-outdoors Date: April 14, 2014

Join us at the Grow to Learn Demonstration Garden as we direct seed some cool season veggies and transplant our early starts! We will discuss and practice techniques for soil preparation, direct seeding, and transplanting.

Grow to Learn registered schools only may request soil, compost, and lumber for fall delivery.

Please RSVP for this workshop.

Start time: 4:30 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 788-8073

Location: City Hall Garden (in City Hall Park)

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M013 City Hall Park 2014-04-14 2014-04-14 4:30 pm 6:00 pm 40.7129, -74.0051 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 20:07:12 EDT
<![CDATA[Sound Performance: Weather Language with Audra Wolowiec at the STRATA Exhibit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/14/sound-performance-weather-language-with-audra-wolowiecstrata http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/14/sound-performance-weather-language-with-audra-wolowiecstrata Date: April 14, 2014

In conjunction with the Arsenal Gallery exhibition STRATA, artist Audra Wolowiec will present the sound installation Weather Language.

The sound piece will be composed of a mixture of found sounds and vocal interventions that are sensitive to both the Arsenal site and the city at large. Wolowiecs’ voice will overlap with the voices of strangers she encountered while walking through the city, creating a sound environment that is as subtle and ambiguous as the weather.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-04-14 2014-04-14 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53348f9ad6d29.jpg Sun, 20 Apr 2014 20:07:12 EDT
<![CDATA[Master Composter Certificate Course with the NYC Compost Project]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/14/master-composter-certificate-course-with-the-nyc-compost-project-hosted-by-queens-botanical-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/14/master-composter-certificate-course-with-the-nyc-compost-project-hosted-by-queens-botanical-garden Date: April 14, 2014

The Master Composter Certificate Course is a wonderful way to become more involved in the composting community in Queens and to share your love for composting with others! You will gain a deeper understanding of composting in NYC and support in creating a compost-related project of your design. Master composters play a vital role in educating New Yorkers about the joys of composting in the city.

To apply, use the online application at: http://www.nyc.gov/html/nycwasteless/html/compost/compostproj.shtml.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: February 7, 2014.

Learn more about becoming a Master Composter: http://www.queensbotanical.org/Education/compost/master_composter

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 539-5296

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-04-14 2014-04-14 6:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 20:07:12 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Kettlebell, Core and Conditioning]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/14/shape-up-nyc-kettlebell-core-and-conditioning http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/14/shape-up-nyc-kettlebell-core-and-conditioning Date: April 14, 2014

McDonald Park House is Staten Island's home of Shape Up NYC! Take part in 14 fitness classes per week for free.

Kettlebell, Core and Conditioning is a strength and conditioning class that will elevate your heart rate, build muscle, increase flexibility and burn fat.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: McDonald Park House (in McDonald Playground)

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R034 McDonald Playground 2014-04-14 2014-04-14 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.6291, -74.1155 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 20:07:12 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC's Couch to 5K: Group Run]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/14/shape-up-nycs-couch-to-5k-group-run http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/14/shape-up-nycs-couch-to-5k-group-run Date: April 14, 2014

Join us for our new running group in Prospect Park on Mondays! The class will combine group running, walking, and conditioning exercises to get you in shape for long distance running. The class will be held outdoors, rain or shine. Everyone will meet on the porch of Lefferts Historic House in Prospect Park at 7:00 p.m.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-04-14 2014-04-14 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.6643, -73.9639 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52d4140b7303f.jpg Sun, 20 Apr 2014 20:07:12 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Body Blast]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/14/shape-up-nyc-body-blast http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/14/shape-up-nyc-body-blast Date: April 14, 2014

McDonald Park House is Staten Island's home of Shape Up NYC! Take part in 14 fitness classes per week for free.

Body Blast is a moderate impact aerobics workout, with strength training exercises for overall fitness.

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: McDonald Park House (in McDonald Playground)

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R034 McDonald Playground 2014-04-14 2014-04-14 7:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.6291, -74.1155 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 20:07:12 EDT
<![CDATA[Beginners Tunisian Crochet]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/15/tunisian-crochet-beginners http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/15/tunisian-crochet-beginners Date: April 15, 2014

Learn basic Tunisian or Afghan crochet in this class, where you'll learn to use the technique to make a pot holder.

Materials required:

  • One skein light colored worsted weight (#4) yarn
  • #H crochet hook

Start time: 1:30 am

End time: 2:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-04-15 2014-04-15 1:30 am 2:30 am 40.865, -73.8947 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 20:07:12 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/15/my-morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/15/my-morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: April 15, 2014

Come to Fort Tryon Park and try something new. Join us on Saturdays, Tuesday and Thursday 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. Rain and weather / air advisory cancels. Fitness programs are cancelled if the weather is lower than 20 degrees.

For a breath of fresh air, take your workouts outdoors. After years of being a gym rat, I've seen the light, so to speak. 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.

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2014-04-15 2014-04-15 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.8606, -73.9338 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 20:07:12 EDT
<![CDATA[Doors To The Bronx Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/15/doors-to-the-bronx-exhibition1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/15/doors-to-the-bronx-exhibition1 Date: April 15, 2014

An art exhibition comprised of paintings made by Bronx artist Danilo Peguero. This exhibition is a celebration of the Bronx's rich architectural history. The show features some of the most interesting and glamorous doors that beautify and protect the heart of the unconquerable Bronx.

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 2014-04-15 2014-04-15 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 20:07:12 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: “Get the Picture?”]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/15/art-in-the-garden-get-the-picture3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/15/art-in-the-garden-get-the-picture3 Date: April 15, 2014

Artist Alan Richards’s colorful satirical composite images, or photomanipulations, feature elements juxtaposed to create pieces that portray humor and whimsy.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-04-15 2014-04-15 8:00 am 4:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 20:07:12 EDT
<![CDATA[Arsenal Gallery Exhibition: STRATA]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/15/strata http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/15/strata Date: April 15, 2014

NYC Parks is pleased to present STRATA, an exhibition of prints, ceramics and collages by Marie Lorenz, Katy Fischer and Max Warsh. The artists in STRATA collect and arrange found or invented artifacts from the urban environment, including river flotsam, ceramic shards, and architectural details, through various modes of discovery. They use their collections as source material for multilayered, abstract compositions that reframe our familiar surroundings and challenge the division between man-made and organic in favor of a more seamless view of the material world. STRATA is on view in the Arsenal Gallery now through April 24, 2014.

Marie Lorenz creates large scale, collograph prints from objects she collects on her excursions through New York City’s waterways. In this new series of prints, Lorenz engages with the mysterious paths the objects have traveled by repeatedly printing the elements in ornate circular patterns, which evoke both tidal vortexes and folk art medallions.

Katy Fischer’s ceramic sculpture is reminiscent of archeological discoveries. She is inspired by the way ancient artifacts become evocatively abstract shapes once they are broken, weathered and displaced, not unlike the bits of debris deposited around the city. The shard-like fragments read as both found and made, broken and whole, abstract and representational and suggest intriguing connections and possible histories.

On his walks around the city, Max Warsh photographs architectural facades, which are used as source material for his work. For these new pieces, Warsh photographed buildings in the neighborhood that surrounds the Arsenal. He then reconfigures these found textures, grooved surfaces and cast ornamental details in his studio through cutting, painting and collage to arrive at compositions that reinvigorate our engagement with the visual language of the urban landscape.

In the work of all three artists, the fragment points to a larger more complete whole and a sense that a sum of the parts does or could exist. However each artist works to evade the reveal: we never see the whole building, the actual found object, or the unbroken pot. Rather, these fragmented compositions convey the way memory is an amalgamated fiction rather than a knowable fact.

In conjunction with STRATA , Audra Wolowiec will present the sound installation Weather Language on April 14, 2014, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the Arsenal. The sound piece will be composed of a mixture of found sounds and vocal interventions that are sensitive to both the Arsenal site and the city at large. Wolowiecs’ voice will overlap with the voices of strangers she encountered while walking through the city, creating a sound environment that is as subtle and ambiguous as the weather.

The Arsenal Gallery is dedicated to examining themes of nature, urban space, wildlife, New York City parks and park history. It is located on the third floor of the Parks Department Headquarters, in Central Park, on Fifth Avenue at 64th Street. Gallery hours are Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Admission is free. For more information on the Arsenal Gallery, please call 212-360-8163.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-04-15 2014-04-15 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52fd2ae9dd9fd.jpg Sun, 20 Apr 2014 20:07:12 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Zumba]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/15/shape-up-nyc-zumba http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/15/shape-up-nyc-zumba Date: April 15, 2014

Zumba is a fusion of Latin, International and popular music dance themes creating a dynamic, exciting, effective fitness system! The routines feature aerobic, fitness interval training with a combination of fast and slow rhythms that tone and sculpt the body with easy to follow dance steps.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: McDonald Park House (in McDonald Playground)

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R034 McDonald Playground 2014-04-15 2014-04-15 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.6291, -74.1155 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 20:07:12 EDT
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/15/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/15/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: April 15, 2014

See more than 30 life-size animatronic dinosaurs, including a 40-foot long tyrannosaurus rex, on this ride through the two-acre safari at the Bronx Zoo.

Learn about the different species of dinosaurs and their habitats, discover how fossils provide insight into what life may have looked like in prehistoric times and explore how animatronics work.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-1010

Location: Bronx Zoo (in Bronx Park)

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X002 Bronx Park 2014-04-15 2014-04-15 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Sun, 20 Apr 2014 20:07:12 EDT
<![CDATA[Botany]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/15/botany http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/15/botany Date: April 15, 2014

The kids are out of school, now get them out of the house. Head to the park and join Urban Park Rangersfree “Kids Week” programs. Immerse your kids, and yourself, in the natural world. Experience history, wildlife, birds, bugs and more.

Ages 12 and under.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Payson Park House (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2014-04-15 2014-04-15 10:00 am 40.8673, -73.929 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 20:07:12 EDT
<![CDATA[MillionTreesNYC TreeLC Workshop in Manhattan]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/15/milliontreesnyc-treelc-workshop-in-manhattan http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/15/milliontreesnyc-treelc-workshop-in-manhattan Date: April 15, 2014

Help water and care for the 110,000+ new street trees that have been planted across New York City! Join the MillionTreesNYC to give trees a little "Tree LC" and stewardship, and help keep New York City green by coming to a free MillionTreesNYC tree care workshop where you will learn:

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

Workshops are focused on active tree care, so come ready to get your hands dirty and care for street trees along the sidewalk. Please wear closed-toed shoes and layered clothing that can get dirty. Tree stewardship is similar to gardening work, involving bending and kneeling on the sidewalk. Children are always welcome, and must be accompanied by an adult. All participants will care for trees using small gardening tools and watering buckets. Please dress for light gardening work, wear close-toed shoes, and bring a refillable water bottle. All MillionTreesNYC events are rain or shine.

Registration is required

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 760-6931

Location: Corner of 115th St & Lexington Ave, East Harlem

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2014-04-15 2014-04-15 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7979, -73.9421 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 20:07:12 EDT
<![CDATA[Flowers and Showers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/15/flowers-and-showers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/15/flowers-and-showers Date: April 15, 2014

Create tissue paper flowers to decorate a plastic watering can to take home.

Give the decorative bouquet as a gift, or use the can to "shower" the flowers that grow outside.

This program is suitable for ages 6 and up. Registration limited to 18 participants.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2014-04-15 2014-04-15 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.5884, -74.1391 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 20:07:12 EDT
<![CDATA[Rock Exploration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/15/rock-exploration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/15/rock-exploration Date: April 15, 2014

The kids are out of school, now get them out of the house. Head to the park and join Urban Park Rangers free “Kids Week” programs. Immerse your kids, and yourself, in the natural world. Experience history, wildlife, birds, bugs, and more.

Ages 12 and under.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

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

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R119 Blue Heron Park 2014-04-15 2014-04-15 10:00 am 40.5309, -74.1778 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 20:07:12 EDT
<![CDATA[Culinary Kids Food Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/15/culinary-kids-food-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/15/culinary-kids-food-festival Date: April 15, 2014

As part of the New York Botanical Garden's Edible Academy initiative, join us for a family-friendly, week-long food festival celebrating the relationships among plants, farms, and your favorite foods.

Ruth Rea Howell Family Garden staff and culinary team, Growing Chefs, will be on hand offering cooking demonstrations, recipes, and hands-on activities, with plenty of live music and tasting to add to the fun.

Bring your Festival passport along as you tinker with the science of kitchen chemistry and get to the root of the foods from pickles to cheese at a variety of activity sanctions.

The daily 1 p.m. cooking demonstration will feature kid-friendly recipes and tasty sample, while local chefs will share tips and recipes.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2014-04-15 2014-04-15 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 20:07:12 EDT
<![CDATA[The Orchid Show: Key West Contemporary]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/15/the-orchid-show-key-west-contemporary http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/15/the-orchid-show-key-west-contemporary Date: April 15, 2014

Step out of the bustling city and into the Florida Keys, where the dramatic beauty of a flourishing tropical garden is amplified by vibrant architecture to recall this particular island's charm and ambience.

The Enid A. Haupt Conservatory's sprawling glasshouse galleries are transformed into a modernist Key West estate garden inspired by a garden originally designed by award-winning landscape architect Raymond Jungles for Susan Henshaw Jones, who is President of the Museum of the City of New York, and Judge Richard K. Eaton.

Immerse yourself in an effusion of orchids blooming among still, geometric reflecting pools, soaring angular pergolas, and sleek benches.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2014-04-15 2014-04-15 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 20:07:12 EDT
<![CDATA[Art for Us Adaptive Art Program]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/15/art-for-us-adaptive-art-program http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/15/art-for-us-adaptive-art-program Date: April 15, 2014

Instructional art program for people with disabilities to interact, socialize and express themselves through art. For adults and seniors.

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 218-2380

Location: McCarren Play Center

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2014-04-15 2014-04-15 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7202, -73.951 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 20:07:12 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Zumba Toning]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/15/shape-up-nyc-zumba1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/15/shape-up-nyc-zumba1 Date: April 15, 2014

Zumba is a fusion of Latin, International and popular music dance themes creating a dynamic, exciting, effective fitness system!

The routines feature aerobic, fitness interval training with a combination of fast and slow rhythms that tone and sculpt the body with easy-to-follow dance steps.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: McDonald Park House (in McDonald Playground)

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R034 McDonald Playground 2014-04-15 2014-04-15 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.6291, -74.1155 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 20:07:12 EDT
<![CDATA[Adaptive Track and Field]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/15/adaptive-track-and-field http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/15/adaptive-track-and-field Date: April 15, 2014

Train for the Paralympics through this program! Persons with disabilities are welcome to participate, whether competitively or recreationally.

Recreation Center membership is required to join.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 293-5934

Location: West Bronx Recreation Center

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X261 West Bronx Recreation Center 2014-04-15 2014-04-15 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8441, -73.9188 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 20:07:12 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: North Woods]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/15/central-park-tour-north-woods http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/15/central-park-tour-north-woods Date: April 15, 2014

View tumbling cascades, rustic bridges, and picturesque pools in the "Manhattan Adirondacks." The route involves many hills and 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 our calendar. Tour dates and times are subject to change without notice.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2014-04-15 2014-04-15 12:00 pm 1:15 pm 40.7968, -73.9515 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51d715c87a7f6.jpg Sun, 20 Apr 2014 20:07:12 EDT
<![CDATA[Abs Workout]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/15/abs-work-out http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/15/abs-work-out Date: April 15, 2014

Exercise workout focusing on abs, especially strength training your core

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-04-15 2014-04-15 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 20:07:12 EDT
<![CDATA[Adult Adaptive Sports]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/15/adult-adaptive-sports http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/15/adult-adaptive-sports Date: April 15, 2014

A selection of adaptive sports clinics. An excellent opportunity for adults and seniors with disabilities to play and learn modified sports.

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 397-3159

Location: Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center

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M063 Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center 2014-04-15 2014-04-15 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.7715, -73.9885 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 20:07:12 EDT
<![CDATA[Rock Your Seat]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/15/rock-your-seat http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/15/rock-your-seat Date: April 15, 2014

Experience the sound of music as you workout to the beat without leaving your seat. This class which takes place in a seated position will increase upper body range of motion, develop strength, and tone.

Recreation Center membership is required to participate.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 667-3545

Location: Greenbelt Recreation Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2014-04-15 2014-04-15 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.5926, -74.1358 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 20:07:12 EDT
<![CDATA[Flower Power]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/15/flower-power http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/15/flower-power Date: April 15, 2014

The kids are out of school, now get them out of the house. Head to the park and join Urban Park Rangers free “Kids Week” programs. Immerse your kids, and yourself, in the natural world. Experience history, wildlife, birds, bugs, and more.

Ages 12 and under.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Salt Marsh Nature Center (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2014-04-15 2014-04-15 1:00 pm 40.6047, -73.9298 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 20:07:12 EDT
<![CDATA[Native American Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/15/native-american-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/15/native-american-walk Date: April 15, 2014

The kids are out of school, now get them out of the house. Head to the park and join Urban Park Rangers free “Kids Week” programs. Immerse your kids, and yourself, in the natural world. Experience history, wildlife, birds, bugs, and more.

Ages 12 and under.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 846-2731

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

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Q024 Kissena Park 2014-04-15 2014-04-15 1:00 pm 40.7498, -73.8076 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 20:07:12 EDT
<![CDATA[All About Fish]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/15/all-about-fish http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/15/all-about-fish Date: April 15, 2014

The kids are out of school, now get them out of the house. Head to the park and join Urban Park Rangers free “Kids Week” programs. Immerse your kids, and yourself, in the natural world. Experience history, wildlife, birds, bugs, and more.

Ages 12 and under.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 548-0912

Location: Crotona Nature Center (in Crotona Park)

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X010 Crotona Park 2014-04-15 2014-04-15 1:00 pm 40.837, -73.8934 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 20:07:12 EDT
<![CDATA[Meditation Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/15/meditation-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/15/meditation-class Date: April 15, 2014

Join us and learn some basic hatha yoga techniques to initiate relaxation. Learn how to influence changes within our physical and emotional responses to stress. Focus will be on breathing, sound, and mindfulness.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 1:45 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-04-15 2014-04-15 1:00 pm 1:45 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 20:07:12 EDT
<![CDATA[Botany]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/15/botany1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/15/botany1 Date: April 15, 2014

The kids are out of school, now get them out of the house. Head to the park and join Urban Park Rangers free “Kids Week” programs. Immerse your kids, and yourself, in the natural world. Experience history, wildlife, birds, bugs, and more.
Ages 12 and under.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-04-15 2014-04-15 2:00 pm 40.7971, -73.9515 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 20:07:12 EDT
<![CDATA[Knitting & Crocheting for Intermediate and Advanced Levels]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/15/knitcroxchet-intermediate-group http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/15/knitcroxchet-intermediate-group Date: April 15, 2014

Knit: Participants will create a small reversible knit project using two different colors. Materials: 1 (7oz) skein each of color A & color B in Worsted weight yarn, #6 knitting needles.

Crochet: Participants will make a reversible crochet project using two different colored yarns. Materials: Worsted weight yarn, crochet hook letter H. 1 (7oz.) skein each of Color A & Color B.

Must be able to read and follow patterns.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 3:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-04-15 2014-04-15 2:30 pm 3:30 am 40.865, -73.8947 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 20:07:12 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Cardio Sculpt]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/15/shape-up-nyc-cardio-sculpt1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/15/shape-up-nyc-cardio-sculpt1 Date: April 15, 2014

McDonald Park House is Staten Island's home of Shape Up NYC! Take part in 14 fitness classes per week for free.

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

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: McDonald Park House (in McDonald Playground)

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R034 McDonald Playground 2014-04-15 2014-04-15 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.6291, -74.1155 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 20:07:12 EDT
<![CDATA[Wheelchair Basketball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/15/wheelchair-basketball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/15/wheelchair-basketball Date: April 15, 2014

Join the Brooklyn Nets wheelchair basketball team for a practice in the gymnasium!

Recreation Center membership is required to participate.

Start time: 7:45 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 353-7853

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

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2014-04-15 2014-04-15 7:45 pm 9:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8344 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 20:07:12 EDT
<![CDATA[Doors To The Bronx Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/16/doors-to-the-bronx-exhibition1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/16/doors-to-the-bronx-exhibition1 Date: April 16, 2014

An art exhibition comprised of paintings made by Bronx artist Danilo Peguero. This exhibition is a celebration of the Bronx's rich architectural history. The show features some of the most interesting and glamorous doors that beautify and protect the heart of the unconquerable Bronx.

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 2014-04-16 2014-04-16 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 20:07:12 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: “Get the Picture?”]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/16/art-in-the-garden-get-the-picture3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/16/art-in-the-garden-get-the-picture3 Date: April 16, 2014

Artist Alan Richards’s colorful satirical composite images, or photomanipulations, feature elements juxtaposed to create pieces that portray humor and whimsy.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-04-16 2014-04-16 8:00 am 4:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 20:07:12 EDT
<![CDATA[Arsenal Gallery Exhibition: STRATA]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/16/strata http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/16/strata Date: April 16, 2014

NYC Parks is pleased to present STRATA, an exhibition of prints, ceramics and collages by Marie Lorenz, Katy Fischer and Max Warsh. The artists in STRATA collect and arrange found or invented artifacts from the urban environment, including river flotsam, ceramic shards, and architectural details, through various modes of discovery. They use their collections as source material for multilayered, abstract compositions that reframe our familiar surroundings and challenge the division between man-made and organic in favor of a more seamless view of the material world. STRATA is on view in the Arsenal Gallery now through April 24, 2014.

Marie Lorenz creates large scale, collograph prints from objects she collects on her excursions through New York City’s waterways. In this new series of prints, Lorenz engages with the mysterious paths the objects have traveled by repeatedly printing the elements in ornate circular patterns, which evoke both tidal vortexes and folk art medallions.

Katy Fischer’s ceramic sculpture is reminiscent of archeological discoveries. She is inspired by the way ancient artifacts become evocatively abstract shapes once they are broken, weathered and displaced, not unlike the bits of debris deposited around the city. The shard-like fragments read as both found and made, broken and whole, abstract and representational and suggest intriguing connections and possible histories.

On his walks around the city, Max Warsh photographs architectural facades, which are used as source material for his work. For these new pieces, Warsh photographed buildings in the neighborhood that surrounds the Arsenal. He then reconfigures these found textures, grooved surfaces and cast ornamental details in his studio through cutting, painting and collage to arrive at compositions that reinvigorate our engagement with the visual language of the urban landscape.

In the work of all three artists, the fragment points to a larger more complete whole and a sense that a sum of the parts does or could exist. However each artist works to evade the reveal: we never see the whole building, the actual found object, or the unbroken pot. Rather, these fragmented compositions convey the way memory is an amalgamated fiction rather than a knowable fact.

In conjunction with STRATA , Audra Wolowiec will present the sound installation Weather Language on April 14, 2014, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the Arsenal. The sound piece will be composed of a mixture of found sounds and vocal interventions that are sensitive to both the Arsenal site and the city at large. Wolowiecs’ voice will overlap with the voices of strangers she encountered while walking through the city, creating a sound environment that is as subtle and ambiguous as the weather.

The Arsenal Gallery is dedicated to examining themes of nature, urban space, wildlife, New York City parks and park history. It is located on the third floor of the Parks Department Headquarters, in Central Park, on Fifth Avenue at 64th Street. Gallery hours are Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Admission is free. For more information on the Arsenal Gallery, please call 212-360-8163.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-04-16 2014-04-16 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52fd2ae9dd9fd.jpg Sun, 20 Apr 2014 20:07:12 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Chair Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/16/shape-up-nyc-chair-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/16/shape-up-nyc-chair-aerobics Date: April 16, 2014

A seated exercise class that raises the heart rate and improves balance, with minimal impact on joints. This Shape Up NYC program is free and open to the public.

For adults and seniors.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 771-2787

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

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2014-04-16 2014-04-16 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.8108, -73.9147 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 20:07:12 EDT
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/16/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/16/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: April 16, 2014

See more than 30 life-size animatronic dinosaurs, including a 40-foot long tyrannosaurus rex, on this ride through the two-acre safari at the Bronx Zoo.

Learn about the different species of dinosaurs and their habitats, discover how fossils provide insight into what life may have looked like in prehistoric times and explore how animatronics work.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-1010

Location: Bronx Zoo (in Bronx Park)

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X002 Bronx Park 2014-04-16 2014-04-16 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Sun, 20 Apr 2014 20:07:12 EDT
<![CDATA[Exploring the Climate]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/16/exploring-the-climate http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/16/exploring-the-climate Date: April 16, 2014

The kids are out of school, now get them out of the house. Head to the park and join Urban Park Rangers free “Kids Week” programs. Immerse your kids, and yourself, in the natural world. Experience history, wildlife, birds, bugs, and more.
Ages 12 and under.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Payson Park House (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2014-04-16 2014-04-16 10:00 am 40.8673, -73.929 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 20:07:12 EDT
<![CDATA[Culinary Kids Food Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/16/culinary-kids-food-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/16/culinary-kids-food-festival Date: April 16, 2014

As part of the New York Botanical Garden's Edible Academy initiative, join us for a family-friendly, week-long food festival celebrating the relationships among plants, farms, and your favorite foods.

Ruth Rea Howell Family Garden staff and culinary team, Growing Chefs, will be on hand offering cooking demonstrations, recipes, and hands-on activities, with plenty of live music and tasting to add to the fun.

Bring your Festival passport along as you tinker with the science of kitchen chemistry and get to the root of the foods from pickles to cheese at a variety of activity sanctions.

The daily 1 p.m. cooking demonstration will feature kid-friendly recipes and tasty sample, while local chefs will share tips and recipes.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2014-04-16 2014-04-16 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 20:07:12 EDT
<![CDATA[The Orchid Show: Key West Contemporary]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/16/the-orchid-show-key-west-contemporary http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/16/the-orchid-show-key-west-contemporary Date: April 16, 2014

Step out of the bustling city and into the Florida Keys, where the dramatic beauty of a flourishing tropical garden is amplified by vibrant architecture to recall this particular island's charm and ambience.

The Enid A. Haupt Conservatory's sprawling glasshouse galleries are transformed into a modernist Key West estate garden inspired by a garden originally designed by award-winning landscape architect Raymond Jungles for Susan Henshaw Jones, who is President of the Museum of the City of New York, and Judge Richard K. Eaton.

Immerse yourself in an effusion of orchids blooming among still, geometric reflecting pools, soaring angular pergolas, and sleek benches.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2014-04-16 2014-04-16 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 20:07:12 EDT
<![CDATA[Chair/Sit Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/16/chairsit-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/16/chairsit-aerobics Date: April 16, 2014

Get a full cardio workout without using machines! Great for those with limited mobility or those in wheelchairs.

Recreation Center membership is required to participate.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 353-7853

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

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2014-04-16 2014-04-16 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7515, -73.8344 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 20:07:12 EDT
<![CDATA[Sit Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/16/sit-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/16/sit-aerobics Date: April 16, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 771-2787

Location: St. Johns Recreation Center

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2014-04-16 2014-04-16 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.6735, -73.9348 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 20:07:12 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Chair Toning]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/16/shape-up-nyc-chair-toning http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/16/shape-up-nyc-chair-toning Date: April 16, 2014

A seated exercise class that strengthens muscle groups with minimal impact on joints. This Shape Up NYC program is free and open to the public.

For adults and seniors.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

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 2014-04-16 2014-04-16 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.8108, -73.9147 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 20:07:12 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Boot Camp]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/16/shape-up-nyc-bootcamp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/16/shape-up-nyc-bootcamp Date: April 16, 2014

This total body workout addresses muscle strength and endurance while keeping the heart rate up to improve your cardiovascular health.

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 2014-04-16 2014-04-16 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 20:07:12 EDT