NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2014 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://www.nycgovparks.org/sub_things_to_do/upcoming_events/events_search.php NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Sat, 19 Apr 2014 12:33:24 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[Women's Work Exhibit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/10/womens-work-exhibit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/10/womens-work-exhibit Date: April 10, 2014

The Conference House Association celebrates Women's History Month by featuring colonial women who ventured outside of kitchen and house work. Poets, writers, printers, and many other careers were accomplished by women such as Anne Bradstreet, Phillis Wheatley, and Deborah Sampson. The association honor these women, and others, in an exhibit located in the Visitor's Center at Conference House Park. Stop by and travel through historic moments that helped change the thinking of women today.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 984-6046

Location: Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2014-04-10 2014-04-10 9:30 am 3:00 pm 40.5026, -74.2518 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/533044d6c90c4.JPG Sat, 19 Apr 2014 08:33:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Greenbelt Tree Tots]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/10/greenbelt-tree-tots http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/10/greenbelt-tree-tots Date: April 10, 2014

Join us for a dynamic exploration of the wonders of the forest. Through hands-on activities, observations, finger plays, games, and stories, children will become familiar with the sights and sounds of the forest.

The program will take place indoors and outdoors for 3-4 year olds and their caregivers. Registration required. Space is limited.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 10:45 am

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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<![CDATA[The Orchid Show: Key West Contemporary]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/10/the-orchid-show-key-west-contemporary http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/10/the-orchid-show-key-west-contemporary Date: April 10, 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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<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Stretching, Toning, Relaxation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/10/stretching-toning-relaxation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/10/stretching-toning-relaxation Date: April 10, 2014

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

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

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Total Body Workout]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/10/shape-up-nyc-total-body-workout http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/10/shape-up-nyc-total-body-workout Date: April 10, 2014

Class will provide a total body workout, with strengthening exercises and light weight lifting. Most of the class is done seated, with modifications available for the standing portion. The center is wheelchair accessible.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-3657

Location: St. James Recreation Center (in St. James Park)

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<![CDATA[Chair Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/10/chair-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/10/chair-yoga Date: April 10, 2014

Get into yoga! This session of mindful, seated exercise will convince you of the benefits of this popular practice.

People with disabilities and who are able-bodied are welcome. Recreation Center membership is required to participate.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 255-3705

Location: Chelsea Recreation Center

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<![CDATA[Conversational English]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/10/conversational-english http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/10/conversational-english Date: April 10, 2014

Participants will explore different topics through conversation, to explore their English diction and comprehension.

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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<![CDATA[Adaptive Track and Field]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/10/adaptive-track-and-field http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/10/adaptive-track-and-field Date: April 10, 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 2014-04-10 2014-04-10 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8441, -73.9188 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 08:33:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Belvedere's Kingdom]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/10/central-park-tour-belvederes-kingdom http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/10/central-park-tour-belvederes-kingdom Date: April 10, 2014

Take a walk around the landscapes dominated by historic Belvedere Castle, situated high on Vista Rock. Route involves moderate inclines and a few stairs.

Space is limited; advance registration suggested. Tickets available onsite with credit card only. Please arrive at the meeting location 15 minutes before the start of the tour to allow time for check in. For the courtesy of other guests, those arriving after the start time cannot be accommodated.

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Belvedere Castle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-04-10 2014-04-10 12:00 pm 1:15 pm 40.7793, -73.9691 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/530fef2612e4a.jpg Sat, 19 Apr 2014 08:33:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Rock Your Seat]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/10/rock-your-seat http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/10/rock-your-seat Date: April 10, 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 2014-04-10 2014-04-10 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.5926, -74.1358 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 08:33:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Learn To Draw]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/10/learn-to-draw http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/10/learn-to-draw Date: April 10, 2014

Learn the basics of still life pencil drawing, including volume, tone, value and sketching. (Ages 10-adults).

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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<![CDATA[Volunteer with the Garden Crew]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/10/garden-crew8 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/10/garden-crew8 Date: April 10, 2014

The garden crew will be meeting regularly to maintain and revitalize the ornamental and native plantings around Sherman Creek and Swindler Cove. As part of garden crew you will help redesign and plant garden beds as well as weed, water, and dead-head in existing gardens. If you want to learn more about planting, pruning, weed identification, and other horticultural techniques join the garden crew in their weekly workdays.

Please register by email.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone: (917) 291-6436

Location: Sherman Creek Park (in Sherman Creek)

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<![CDATA[Concepts and Construction of Sub-Irrigated Planters]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/10/concepts-and-construction-of-subirrigated-planters http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/10/concepts-and-construction-of-subirrigated-planters Date: April 10, 2014

Sub-Irrigated Planters (SIPs) are a very practical way to plant with many benefits, especially if you have limited green space or water access! Join us to learn about different kinds of SIPs and to help us construct SIPs for the garden!

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 2014-04-10 2014-04-10 4:30 pm 6:00 pm 40.7129, -74.0051 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 08:33:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Bootcamp]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/10/shape-up-nyc-bootcamp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/10/shape-up-nyc-bootcamp Date: April 10, 2014

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

Bootcamp is a total body workout that addresses muscle strength and endurance while keeping the heart rate up to burn calories and improve cardiovascular health.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: McDonald Park House (in McDonald Playground)

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R034 McDonald Playground 2014-04-10 2014-04-10 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.6291, -74.1155 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 08:33:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Brooklyn Parks Community Connections]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/10/brooklyn-parks-community-connections http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/10/brooklyn-parks-community-connections Date: April 10, 2014

Brooklyn community park groups and volunteers will be able to share advice, make new connections, and learn more about the resources NYC Parks, Partnerships for Parks, and other affiliated non-profits have to offer! Refreshments will be provided.

RSVP is required for this event.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 965-8907

Location: Picnic House (in Prospect Park)

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<![CDATA[Adaptive Dance]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/10/adaptive-dance http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/10/adaptive-dance Date: April 10, 2014

Body movement to dance music: reggae, hip hop, funk. Recreation Center membership is required to participate.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 234-9607

Location: Jackie Robinson Recreation Center (in Jackie Robinson Park)

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M014 Jackie Robinson Park 2014-04-10 2014-04-10 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.8242, -73.9425 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 08:33:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Doors To The Bronx Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/11/doors-to-the-bronx-exhibition1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/11/doors-to-the-bronx-exhibition1 Date: April 11, 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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<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: “Get the Picture?”]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/11/art-in-the-garden-get-the-picture3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/11/art-in-the-garden-get-the-picture3 Date: April 11, 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[Yoga in the Orangerie Spring Series]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/11/yoga-in-the-orangerie-spring-series http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/11/yoga-in-the-orangerie-spring-series Date: April 11, 2014

A beginner-level class also suitable for those who want to deepen their practice in a steady, mindful approach.

Taught by certified Anusara® yoga teacher Ann Casapini in a serene, sunlit space.

Ten classes. Class size limited to 12. Registration and pre-payment required.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:15 am

Contact phone: (718) 885-1461

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

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<![CDATA[Arsenal Gallery Exhibition: STRATA]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/11/strata http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/11/strata Date: April 11, 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 2014-04-11 2014-04-11 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52fd2ae9dd9fd.jpg Sat, 19 Apr 2014 08:33:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Women's Work Exhibit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/11/womens-work-exhibit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/11/womens-work-exhibit Date: April 11, 2014

The Conference House Association celebrates Women's History Month by featuring colonial women who ventured outside of kitchen and house work. Poets, writers, printers, and many other careers were accomplished by women such as Anne Bradstreet, Phillis Wheatley, and Deborah Sampson. The association honor these women, and others, in an exhibit located in the Visitor's Center at Conference House Park. Stop by and travel through historic moments that helped change the thinking of women today.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 984-6046

Location: Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2014-04-11 2014-04-11 9:30 am 3:00 pm 40.5026, -74.2518 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/533044d6c90c4.JPG Sat, 19 Apr 2014 08:33:24 EDT
<![CDATA[The Orchid Show: Key West Contemporary]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/11/the-orchid-show-key-west-contemporary http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/11/the-orchid-show-key-west-contemporary Date: April 11, 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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<![CDATA[English Reading For Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/11/english-reading-for-adults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/11/english-reading-for-adults Date: April 11, 2014

This class is for individuals who speak English. Class will focus on strategies improve reading, diction and writing.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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<![CDATA[Sit Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/11/sit-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/11/sit-aerobics Date: April 11, 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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<![CDATA[Adaptive Fitness]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/11/adaptive-fitness http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/11/adaptive-fitness Date: April 11, 2014

Take this Recreation Center class to feel leaner and stronger! The program is specifically for people with disabilities or limited mobility.

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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<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Northern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/11/central-park-tour-northern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/11/central-park-tour-northern-welcome-tour Date: April 11, 2014

See the park’s northernmost highlights on this walk from Conservatory Garden, along the Harlem Meer and past the North Woods.

Route easy to negotiate; includes a few stairs.

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

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

Tour dates and times are subject to change without notice.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 12:45 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2014-04-11 2014-04-11 12:00 pm 12:45 pm 40.7943, -73.9512 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52a0ef96a6454.jpg Sat, 19 Apr 2014 08:33:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Pilates]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/11/shape-up-nyc-pilates http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/11/shape-up-nyc-pilates Date: April 11, 2014

Join us for an introductory class to the Pilates method. These conditioning exercises can create length in the body, and improve flexibility and strength.

Please bring your own mat. The class is open to adults and seniors and no registration is required. Events subject to change.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

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

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<![CDATA[Conference House Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/11/house-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/11/house-tours Date: April 11, 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 2014-04-11 2014-04-11 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.502, -74.2514 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5339a985105b4.jpg Sat, 19 Apr 2014 08:33:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Adaptive Weight Training]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/11/adaptive-weight-training http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/11/adaptive-weight-training Date: April 11, 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 2014-04-11 2014-04-11 1:30 pm 3:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8344 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 08:33:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Short Story Fiction/Non-Fiction Writing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/11/short-story-fictionnonfiction-writing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/11/short-story-fictionnonfiction-writing Date: April 11, 2014

Work on your fiction/non-fiction short story-writing with an established writer. Get to know your character and create your scene. Use timed writing exercises to flesh out your story idea and develop an interesting character.

This class is for adults.

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-04-11 2014-04-11 1:30 pm 3:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 08:33:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Adapted Aquatics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/11/adapted-aquatics3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/11/adapted-aquatics3 Date: April 11, 2014

Adapted Aquatics exercise offers a complete body workout and ranges from gentle walking in water to high-energy exercise; it helps alleviate pain, improve circulation, and promote healing and muscle development for those suffering from physical ailments resulting from injury, disease, or aging.

To register, please call our Citywide Aquatics office at 718-760-6969 ext. 0. Recreation Center membership is required to participate.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-760-6969 ext. 0

Location: Metropolitan Recreation Center

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B085 Metropolitan Recreation Center 2014-04-11 2014-04-11 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.7151, -73.9605 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 08:33:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Adapted Aquatics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/11/adapted-aquatics2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/11/adapted-aquatics2 Date: April 11, 2014

Adapted Aquatics exercise offers a complete body workout and ranges from gentle walking in water to high-energy exercise; it helps alleviate pain, improve circulation, and promote healing and muscle development for those suffering from physical ailments resulting from injury, disease, or aging.

To register, please call our Citywide Aquatics office at 718-760-6969 ext. 0. Recreation Center membership is required to participate.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-760-6969 ext. 0

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

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M131 Hansborough Recreation Center 2014-04-11 2014-04-11 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.8128, -73.9393 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 08:33:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Seasonal Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/11/seasonal-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/11/seasonal-crafts Date: April 11, 2014

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-04-11 2014-04-11 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 08:33:24 EDT
<![CDATA[MillionTreesNYC TreeLC Workshop in Manhattan]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/11/milliontreesnyc-treelc-workshop-in-manhattan http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/11/milliontreesnyc-treelc-workshop-in-manhattan Date: April 11, 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 for this event.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 760-6931

Location: West 158th Street & Broadway

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2014-04-11 2014-04-11 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.8347, -73.9445 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 08:33:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Adapted Aquatics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/11/adapted-aquatics1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/11/adapted-aquatics1 Date: April 11, 2014

Adapted Aquatics exercise offers a complete body workout and ranges from gentle walking in water to high-energy exercise. It helps alleviate pain, improve circulation, and promote healing and muscle development for those suffering from physical ailments resulting from injury, disease, or aging.

To register, please call the Citywide Aquatics office at 718-760-6969 ext. 0. Recreation Center membership is required to participate.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-760-6969 ext. 0

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

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M164 Asser Levy Playground 2014-04-11 2014-04-11 3:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7361, -73.9757 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 08:33:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Adapted Aquatics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/11/adapted-aquatics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/11/adapted-aquatics Date: April 11, 2014

Practice your swimming skills in this adaptive swim program for people with disabilities! To register, which is mandatory, please call the Citywide Aquatics office at 718-760-6969 ext. 0.

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

Start time: 4:30 pm

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-760-6969 ext. 0

Location: Roy Wilkins Recreation Center

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Q448 Roy Wilkins Recreation Center 2014-04-11 2014-04-11 4:30 pm 5:30 pm 40.6881, -73.7701 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 08:33:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Cardio Sculpt]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/11/shape-up-nyc-cardio-sculpt http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/11/shape-up-nyc-cardio-sculpt Date: April 11, 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 2014-04-11 2014-04-11 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.6291, -74.1155 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 08:33:24 EDT
<![CDATA[PurpleStride NYC 2014]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/12/purplestride-nyc-2014 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/12/purplestride-nyc-2014 Date: April 12, 2014

The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, the national organization creating hope in a comprehensive way through research, patient support, community outreach and advocacy for a cure, announces PurpleStride NYC 2014.

The run/ walk through Prospect Park- Nethermead East will bring awareness to the fourth leading cause of cancer death in the United States and will raise funds for pancreatic cancer research.

PurpleStride NYC is among 50 PurpleStride events that take place around the United States which contribute millions of dollars toward the mission of the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network to advance research, support patients and create hope. Funds raised help provide personalized support for patients and support research grants and advocacy efforts to increase federal pancreatic cancer research funding.

Registration opens at 7:30 a.m. The opening ceremonies commences at 9:15 a.m. and the walk/run begins at 10:00 a.m.

Start time: 7:30 am

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 269-8852

Location: The Nethermead (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-04-12 2014-04-12 7:30 am 40.6611, -73.9686 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 08:33:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Bird Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/12/bird-walk1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/12/bird-walk1 Date: April 12, 2014

NYC Audubon experts lead the way as we marvel at quirky but logical bird behavior and delicate feathers in exquisite patterns.

When birding on your own, check the Nature Sightings log in front of the Nature Center before you head out. At the end of walks, please add your sightings to the log, so others may be aware of recent nature happenings in the park.

Bring binoculars if you have them and wear sturdy shoes!

Start time: 8:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 430-1890

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2014-04-12 2014-04-12 8:00 am 40.8911, -73.894 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 08:33:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Doors To The Bronx Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/12/doors-to-the-bronx-exhibition1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/12/doors-to-the-bronx-exhibition1 Date: April 12, 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 2014-04-12 2014-04-12 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 08:33:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Van Cortlandt Track Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/12/van-cortlandt-track-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/12/van-cortlandt-track-club Date: April 12, 2014

Van Cortlandt Track Club runs through and around the Yonkers-Bronx border in small groups.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Van Cortlandt Stadium (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2014-04-12 2014-04-12 8:00 am 40.888, -73.8968 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 08:33:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: “Get the Picture?”]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/12/art-in-the-garden-get-the-picture3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/12/art-in-the-garden-get-the-picture3 Date: April 12, 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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2014-04-12 2014-04-12 8:00 am 4:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 08:33:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Greenmarket at Grand Army Plaza]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/12/greenmarket-at-grand-army-plaza http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/12/greenmarket-at-grand-army-plaza Date: April 12, 2014

At what other market can you do all your food shopping, sample local wine, and take walk in Prospect Park? Open since 1989, Grand Army Plaza is the flagship Brooklyn market. EBT/Food Stamps and WIC & Senior FMNP coupons accepted year-round.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Grand Army Plaza

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B040 Grand Army Plaza 2014-04-12 2014-04-12 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.6735, -73.9701 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52c7206a84855.jpg Sat, 19 Apr 2014 08:33:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature and Birding Walk Through the Heather Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/12/nature-and-birding-walk-through-the-heather-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/12/nature-and-birding-walk-through-the-heather-garden Date: April 12, 2014

Learn to identify and value the flora and fauna of northern Manhattan with Leslie Day, author of Field Guide to the Street Trees of New York City and Field Guide to the Natural World of New York City. Learn about New York's many birds and plants with this expert naturalist.

Please bring binoculars.

Leslie Day's Nature Talks are generously supported by the Greenacre Foundation and the Fort Tryon Park Trust.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Margaret Corbin Circle (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2014-04-12 2014-04-12 9:00 am 10:30 am 40.8593, -73.9341 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5339ac19014dd.jpg Sat, 19 Apr 2014 08:33:24 EDT
<![CDATA[ESL Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/12/esl-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/12/esl-class Date: April 12, 2014

Spanish-speaking adults will learn the basic structure of English from ESL instructor. New students must take a placement test, which is administered at 11am on Saturdays.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-04-12 2014-04-12 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 08:33:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Zumba]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/12/shape-up-nyc-zumba http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/12/shape-up-nyc-zumba 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.

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 2014-04-12 2014-04-12 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.6291, -74.1155 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 08:33:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/12/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/12/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: April 12, 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 2014-04-12 2014-04-12 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Sat, 19 Apr 2014 08:33:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Birding: Spring Migrants]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/12/birding-spring-migrants http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/12/birding-spring-migrants Date: April 12, 2014

New York City is directly under the Atlantic Flyway migration route for many bird species. Check out which species are visiting NYC.

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

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

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2014-04-12 2014-04-12 10:00 am 40.7428, -73.7359 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 08:33:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Birding for Kids]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/12/birding-for-kids http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/12/birding-for-kids Date: April 12, 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, this program is geared towards beginners and young bird watchers.

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Salt Marsh Nature Center (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2014-04-12 2014-04-12 10:00 am 40.6047, -73.9298 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 08:33:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Shaking In Your Seat]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/12/shaking-in-your-seat http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/12/shaking-in-your-seat Date: April 12, 2014

This energizing, seated workout for adults and seniors invigorates and infuses new interest and enthusiasm in fitness. It uses exciting latin rhythms with easy to follow steps from cha-cha, mambo, merengue, salsa, bachata, flamenco, cumbia, old-school dances and even belly-dancing, making it fun, safe and healthy for all.

Recreation Center membership is required to participate.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 927-1563

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

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M099 J. Hood Wright Park 2014-04-12 2014-04-12 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.8469, -73.9399 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 08:33:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Volunteer Garden Clean-Up Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/12/volunteer-garden-cleanup-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/12/volunteer-garden-cleanup-day Date: April 12, 2014

Join us for a Con Edison-sponsored morning and help make the gardens and grounds look beautiful for our centennial celebrations. Coffee and doughnuts served. Long sleeves, long pants, and sturdy footwear strongly recommended.

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 885-1461

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2014-04-12 2014-04-12 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8705, -73.8109 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 08:33:24 EDT
<![CDATA[GreenThumb Workshop: Water Conservation and Hydrant Permits]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/12/greenthumb-workshop-water-conservation-and-hydrant-permits http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/12/greenthumb-workshop-water-conservation-and-hydrant-permits Date: April 12, 2014

GreenThumb staff will cover simple techniques that can save you water, as well as time, in your gardens. Your garden plants will also be able to stay healthy and strong through the hotter parts of the growing season. All registered GreenThumb gardens are granted special permission from the Department of Environmental Protection to access hydrants for garden use. New gardens are strongly encouraged to attend and also learn about the steps to get a hydrant permit.

Please PSVP here.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8070

Location: The Creative Little Garden

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2014-04-12 2014-04-12 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7246, -73.9826 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 08:33:24 EDT
<![CDATA[GreenThumb Workshop: Working with Kids in Community Gardens]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/12/greenthumb-workshop-working-with-kids-in-community-gardens http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/12/greenthumb-workshop-working-with-kids-in-community-gardens Date: April 12, 2014

Navigate the fun, but often challenging world of working with kids in the garden.

We will go over proper garden behavior and stewardship practices with hands-on demonstrations. We also hope to offer strategies that will allow you to get work done in the garden while still executing a successful lesson plan.

Supplies: Kids’ Wheelbarrows and Tools

RSVP HERE

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 788-8070

Location: Padre Plaza, Success Garden

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2014-04-12 2014-04-12 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.8079, -73.9174 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 08:33:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Earth Day Celebration: Spring Cleaning & Planting Day at Faber Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/12/earth-day-celebration-spring-cleaning-planting-day-at-faber-park1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/12/earth-day-celebration-spring-cleaning-planting-day-at-faber-park1 Date: April 12, 2014

Spring is here!

Green thumbs and novices are encouraged to help at their community park. There will be new plantings, a composting class with flower bed preparation, and Earth Day activities to celebrate the upcoming holiday.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Faber Park (in Faber Pool and Park)

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R008 Faber Pool and Park 2014-04-12 2014-04-12 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.6409, -74.1358 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 08:33:24 EDT
<![CDATA[The Orchid Show: Key West Contemporary]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/12/the-orchid-show-key-west-contemporary http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/12/the-orchid-show-key-west-contemporary Date: April 12, 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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2014-04-12 2014-04-12 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 08:33:24 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Bird Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/12/bird-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/12/bird-walk Date: April 12, 2014

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

Sherman Creek Park offers a diversity of ecosystems that provide habitat for many of New York City’s bird species. Come check out some of the best birding spots in Manhattan and learn how New York Restoration Project’s approach to landscape management supports these populations.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

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 10:00 am 11:30 am 40.8611, -73.918 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 08:33:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Tunisian Crochet Beginners]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/12/tunisian-crochet-beginners http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/12/tunisian-crochet-beginners Date: April 12, 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: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-04-12 2014-04-12 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 08:33:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/12/shape-up-nyc-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/12/shape-up-nyc-aerobics Date: April 12, 2014

A low intensity workout that uses easy-to-follow dance steps to improve heart health and tone the body.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-04-12 2014-04-12 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 08:33:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Fort Tryon Egg Hunt]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/12/fort-tryon-egg-hunt http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/12/fort-tryon-egg-hunt Date: April 12, 2014

A celebration of the season! Join us for our Annual Easter Egg Hunt on Billings Lawn, featuring egg hunt, face painting, raffle and games.

This event has been generously supported by the Bennett Park Community Alliance, the Fort Tryon Park Trust, Northern Manhattan Parks and area parents.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 12:45 pm

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Billings Lawn (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2014-04-12 2014-04-12 10:30 am 12:45 pm 40.8602, -73.9345 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 08:33:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Knitting & Crocheting for Intermediate and Advanced Levels]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/12/knitcrochet-intermediate-group http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/12/knitcrochet-intermediate-group Date: April 12, 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: 10:30 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 2014-04-12 2014-04-12 10:30 am 12:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 08:33:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Zumba Toning]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/12/shape-up-nyc-zumba1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/12/shape-up-nyc-zumba1 Date: April 12, 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 2014-04-12 2014-04-12 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.6291, -74.1155 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 08:33:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Bunnies in the Greenbelt]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/12/bunnies-in-the-greenbelt http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/12/bunnies-in-the-greenbelt Date: April 12, 2014

Spring is here, and Peter Cottontail is on his way. Did you know that Mr.Cottontail's relatives live right here in the Greenbelt? Learn about the Easter Cottontail rabbit, hear a story about animals in springtime, and make a fun mask to take home.

Suitable for ages 2-4 with caregiver. Registration required.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2014-04-12 2014-04-12 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.5884, -74.1391 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 08:33:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Mansion Arts: Crafting "Home"]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/12/mansion-arts-crafting-home http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/12/mansion-arts-crafting-home Date: April 12, 2014

What makes a home? What would you want in your dream home?
Come visit the Mansion and craft your own model room, inspired by the stories of the past and by the contemporary artworks in our new “Home” exhibition.
Tours, light snacks, and a scavenger hunt offered throughout the day.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 923-8008

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

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M073 Roger Morris Park 2014-04-12 2014-04-12 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.8345, -73.9385 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 08:33:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Pure Meditation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/12/pure-meditation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/12/pure-meditation Date: April 12, 2014

Relax in the calmness of a quiet mind. This is an open sitting meditation practice, with optional slow-walking meditation. Beginners welcome. Wheelchair accessible.

Recreation Center membership is required to participate.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 285-0301

Location: Alfred E. Smith Recreation Center (in Alfred E. Smith Playground)

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M194 Alfred E. Smith Playground 2014-04-12 2014-04-12 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7107, -73.9967 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 08:33:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Exploration Hike (vigorous)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/12/nature-exploration-hike-vigorous http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/12/nature-exploration-hike-vigorous Date: April 12, 2014

Discover the plants and animals that inhabit the urban forest.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: High Rock Ranger Station (in High Rock Park)

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R088 High Rock Park 2014-04-12 2014-04-12 11:00 am 40.5794, -74.1263 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 08:33:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Conservatory Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/12/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/12/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden Date: April 12, 2014

Learn about the thousands of trees, flowers, shrubs, and perennials that decorate the Conservatory Garden from the Conservancy horticulturalists who take care of this special place within the Park. Route involves a few stairs.

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

Location: Conservatory Garden (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-04-12 2014-04-12 11:00 am 12:15 pm 40.7937, -73.9522 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/530ffb1f28e6f.jpg Sat, 19 Apr 2014 08:33:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Community Egg Hunt and Spring Event]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/12/community-egg-hunt-and-spring-event-at-corporal-thompson-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/12/community-egg-hunt-and-spring-event-at-corporal-thompson-park Date: April 12, 2014

Join us for a fun festival outside at Corporal Thompson Park!

Activities will include: Children's rides, face painting, arts and crafts, games and music, plus take part in an egg hunt and meet the Easter bunny!

The festival will take place rain or shine.

Brought to you in part by North Shore Councilwoman Debi Rose, Brothers Care, Inc. and NYC Parks' Staten Island Recreation.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Cpl. Thompson Park (in CPL. Thompson Park)

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R109 CPL. Thompson Park 2014-04-12 2014-04-12 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.6379, -74.1191 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 08:33:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Introduction to Bird Watching]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/12/introduction-to-bird-watching http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/12/introduction-to-bird-watching Date: April 12, 2014

Look, up in the sky, it's a bird! But what kind? Join the Alliance to learn about the 250 species of birds that call Prospect Park home.

Led by the Brooklyn Brid Club.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-04-12 2014-04-12 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/528136ab90698.jpg Sat, 19 Apr 2014 08:33:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Sunset Park Easter Eggstravaganza]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/12/sunset-park-easter-eggstravaganza http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/12/sunset-park-easter-eggstravaganza Date: April 12, 2014

Bring the family for Easter fun at the Sunset Park Easter Eggstravanganza!

Kids can play games with the NYC Parks' Mobile Play Van. There'll be opportunities to meet the Easter bunny and receive free giveaways!

This event is sponsored in part by the Health Essentials Association.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 972-2135

Location: Sunset Park Recreation Center (in Sunset Park)

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B087 Sunset Park 2014-04-12 2014-04-12 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.648, -74.0037 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 08:33:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: West Side Stories]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/12/central-park-tour-west-side-stories http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/12/central-park-tour-west-side-stories Date: April 12, 2014

Visit an area of the park off the beaten track for most visitors, but well-known to Upper West Siders. Route involves moderate inclines and a few stairs.

Space is limited; advance registration suggested. Tickets available onsite with credit card only. Please arrive at the meeting location 15 minutes before the start of the tour to allow time for check in. For the courtesy of other guests, those arriving after the start time cannot be accommodated.

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: 81st Street and Central Park West (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-04-12 2014-04-12 12:00 pm 1:15 pm 40.782, -73.9714 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51d70601d1d92.jpg Sat, 19 Apr 2014 08:33:24 EDT
<![CDATA[NYC BBQ Cookoff]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/12/nyc-bbq-cookoff http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/12/nyc-bbq-cookoff Date: April 12, 2014

Eat or compete! It's BBQ NY style, the classic American dish served saucy and just right. Join us for the only BBQ cookoff in NYC that is sanctioned by the Kansas City Barbeque Society.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Historic Richmond Town

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2014-04-12 2014-04-12 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.5698, -74.1448 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 08:33:24 EDT
<![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 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 08:33:24 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 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 08:33:24 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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2014-04-12 2014-04-12 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.6665, -73.9141 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 08:33:24 EDT
<![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 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 08:33:24 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 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 08:33:24 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 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 08:33:24 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 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 08:33:24 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 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 08:33:24 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 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 08:33:24 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 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 08:33:24 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 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 08:33:24 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 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 08:33:24 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 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 08:33:24 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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2014-04-13 2014-04-13 8:00 am 4:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 08:33:24 EDT
<![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 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 08:33:24 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 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 08:33:24 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 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 08:33:24 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 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 08:33:24 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 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 08:33:24 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 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 08:33:24 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 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 08:33:24 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 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 08:33:24 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 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 08:33:24 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 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 08:33:24 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 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 08:33:24 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 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 08:33:24 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 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 08:33:24 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 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 08:33:24 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 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 08:33:24 EDT