NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2015 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 Sun, 29 Mar 2015 11:05:01 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[Youth Wheelchair Basketball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/19/youth-wheelchair-basketball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/19/youth-wheelchair-basketball Date: April 19, 2015

NYC Parks' Chelsea Recreation Center is starting a new sports program for children with physical disabilities ages 6-21. Come out and learn to play wheelchair basketball with the New York Rollin' Fury! There are sportschairs available for use at Chelsea Recreation Center, if needed.

For more information, contact Emmanuel Diaz at Emmanuel.Diaz@parks.nyc.gov or (212) 255-3705.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 255-3705

Location: Chelsea Recreation Center

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M260 Chelsea Recreation Center 2015-04-19 2015-04-19 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.7483, -74.0022 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:57 EST
<![CDATA[Soarin' over Staten Island]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/19/soarin-over-staten-island http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/19/soarin-over-staten-island Date: April 19, 2015

Half hawk watch, half kite festival, and all fun.

A windy spring weekend is the perfect time to climb to the top of Freshkills Park North Park and look for migrant hawks returning home to NYC.

Bring your own kite or make one at the park.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Wild Avenue between Beresford Avenue and West Shore Expressway Service Road

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2015-04-19 2015-04-19 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.5874, -74.1908 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55087ba144dd8.jpg Tue, 17 Mar 2015 16:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Exploration Hike (Moderate)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/19/nature-exploration-hike-moderate-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/19/nature-exploration-hike-moderate-fort-tryon-park Date: April 19, 2015

Hiking is the ultimate way to enjoy the outdoors and a fun way to reduce stress. Our Urban Park Ranger hiking guides will introduce you to the hidden gems of New York City.

On nature exploration hikes we will discover the plants and animals that inhabit our urban forest. Moderate hikes are longer, faster-paced hikes on rugged terrain. For all hiking programs we recommend wearing comfortable shoes or boots, and packing water and a light snack.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Lt William Tighe Triangle (in Lt. Wm. Tighe Triangle)

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M180 Lt. Wm. Tighe Triangle 2015-04-19 2015-04-19 11:00 am 40.8654, -73.9277 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55087a1f3608f.jpg Tue, 17 Mar 2015 16:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Plants and Pollinators]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/19/plants-and-pollinators http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/19/plants-and-pollinators Date: April 19, 2015

Urban Park Rangers connect children with nature to encourage active exploration of the natural world. Children who spend time outdoors develop strong imaginations and learn to socialize better with others.

While nearly all of programs are family-friendly, this program is specifically designed for young children and families.

Spring is here and so are the blooms. This walking tour will offer a closer look at some of flora and their fauna friends that help them flourish.
Learn about the important role pollinators play in the life-cycle of plants. Let's explore the park together and observe who might be visiting the early spring blooms.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Forest Park Visitor Center (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2015-04-19 2015-04-19 11:00 am 40.7007, -73.855 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55087a87cc9fa.jpg Mon, 23 Mar 2015 14:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Audubon II: Animal Clues]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/19/popup-audubon-ii-animal-clues http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/19/popup-audubon-ii-animal-clues Date: April 19, 2015

This spring, the Prospect Park Alliance introduces twice the Pop-Up Audubon fun with a second tent that explores the aquatic habitats of Prospect Park. In April, learn about birds and other animals that make their home near water, and add to the “nest” we are weaving with natural materials.

  • Discovery Pack, 11 am–4 pm
    The Prospect Park Alliance invites you to get inspired by nature with our new Discovery Packs, a ready-to-go kits filled with nature activities for families. In April, play Habitat Bingo, search for birds and design a home for one of the Park's many living things.
  • Lakeside Nature Stroll, 12–1 pm
    Join Alliance naturalists for a guided nature walk through the meandering paths of the Peninsula and search for signs of animal homes.
  • Junior Naturalists, 1–2 pm
    Help Alliance naturalists track migrating birds and invasive plants that impact where animals can make their homes in this citizen science program.
  • Nature’s Helpers, 2–3 pm
    Let’s lend a helping hand to make our park a better place. Learn how mulch helps trees, spread wood chips or protect the environment by removing damaging litter.
  • Family Birdwatching, 3–4 pm
    After learning how to use binoculars, join our naturalists to identify some of the 250 species of birds that call Prospect Park home.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Peninsula (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-04-19 2015-04-19 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.6572, -73.9689 Tue, 10 Mar 2015 12:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Audubon: Leaf Litter Critters]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/19/popup-audubon-leaf-litter-critters http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/19/popup-audubon-leaf-litter-critters Date: April 19, 2015

A healthy forest has helpers to ensure the circle of life goes on. Using fun games and experiments, join the Prospect Park Alliance to uncover the secrets of soil creatures, fungus, and decomposition.

  • Adventure Hike, 12–1 pm
    Alliance naturalists will introduce you to the natural history of Prospect Park and its hidden trails. Recommended for families with children 5 and older.
  • Nature on the Go!, 1–2 pm
    Join Alliance naturalists on a search under the soil to learn about the secret lives of Leaf Litter Critters. Participants can even take home their very own compost bin.
  • Nature’s Helpers, 2–3 pm
    Did you know that trees help trees? After learning how mulch protects tree roots, spend time spreading wood chips around trees.
  • Family Birdwatching, 3–4 pm
    After learning how to use binoculars, join our naturalists to identify some of the 250 species of birds that call Prospect Park home.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Eastwood (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-04-19 2015-04-19 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.6618, -73.9659 Tue, 10 Mar 2015 12:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Exploration: Marine Park Salt Marsh (Light)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/19/nature-exploration-light-salt-marsh http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/19/nature-exploration-light-salt-marsh Date: April 19, 2015

Hiking is the ultimate way to enjoy the outdoors and a fun way to reduce stress. Our Urban Park Ranger hiking guides will introduce you to the hidden gems of New York City.

On nature exploration hikes, we will discover the plants and animals that inhabit our urban forest. Light hikes feature a leisurely stroll on mostly paved paths. For all hiking programs we recommend wearing comfortable shoes or boots, and packing water and a light snack.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Salt Marsh Nature Center (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2015-04-19 2015-04-19 12:00 pm 40.6047, -73.9298 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55087c75937e7.jpg Tue, 17 Mar 2015 16:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Historic House Tour: Behind the Dutch Doors]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/19/historic-house-tour-behind-the-dutch-doors http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/19/historic-house-tour-behind-the-dutch-doors Date: April 19, 2015

Visit New York City’s oldest house and step back in time! Join the Wyckoff House Museum’s Senior Tour Docent, Lucie Chin, and learn about early Dutch colonial architecture inside the city's last remaining New Netherland structure.

Recommended for adults. Families with young children may wish to visit during the museum’s Hands-On History open house from 10:30 to noon.

This open house is part of the Wyckoff House Museum's Landmarks Day celebration. For more information about this event and other programs on April 19, please visit http://wyckoffmuseum.org/events/.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 629-5400

Location: Wyckoff Farmhouse Museum (in Fidler-Wyckoff House Park)

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B376 Fidler-Wyckoff House Park 2015-04-19 2015-04-19 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.6443, -73.9208 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5509e8955ff34.jpg Tue, 24 Mar 2015 19:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/19/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/19/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour Date: April 19, 2015

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 12:45 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

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

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M010 Central Park 2015-04-19 2015-04-19 12:00 pm 12:45 pm 40.7655, -73.9722 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/549d96851868a.jpg Thu, 05 Mar 2015 17:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Walking Tour: 19th-Century Landmark Treasures of Noho]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/19/walking-tour-19th-century-landmark-treasures-of-noho http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/19/walking-tour-19th-century-landmark-treasures-of-noho Date: April 19, 2015

On this one-hour walking tour of the Noho Historic District, see 11 buildings designated as individual New York City landmarks.

The tour begins at the 1832 Merchant’s House and within a few blocks traces 100 years of social, economic. and technological changes in New York during the 19th century, from a residential enclave for the wealthy merchant families of Old New York to a center of manufacturing and busy cultural center.

The tour will feature stories of famous as well as infamous residents and builders of these landmarks and the renowned architects who designed them. Stops will include Colonnade Row, the DeVinne Press Building, Astor Library, The Cooper Union, and the Bayard-Condict Building.

Reservations are not required. Tours are canceled in the case of heavy rain, snow, or extreme heat and cold advisories.

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 777-1089

Location: Merchant's House Museum

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M318 Merchant's House Museum 2015-04-19 2015-04-19 12:30 pm 1:30 pm 40.7277, -73.9923 Wed, 25 Feb 2015 12:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Earth Day at Prospect Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/19/earth-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/19/earth-day Date: April 19, 2015

Join the Prospect Park Alliance at the Audubon Center for its annual Earth Day celebration.

  • Fishing Lessons, 1–4 p.m.
    Enjoy this fun introduction to catch-and-release fishing. Alliance naturalists will teach participants how to tie a fishing knot, attach bait and cast a line to a try and hook a fish!
  • Raptor Meet and Greet 1–3 p.m.
    Get face to face with real birds of prey.
  • Nature’s Helpers, 2–3 p.m.
    Learn how to keep Prospect Park healthy by cleaning up the lakeshore or spreading mulch.
  • Bash the Trash Performance & Parade, 3–4 p.m.
    Make instruments out of recycled materials then jam out in an exciting performance and parade led by Bash the Trash.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-04-19 2015-04-19 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 Wed, 25 Feb 2015 12:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Kids Beach Exploration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/19/kids-beach-exploration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/19/kids-beach-exploration Date: April 19, 2015

Urban Park Rangers connect children with nature to encourage active exploration of the natural world.

While nearly all of our programs are family-friendly, this program is specifically designed for young children and families. Indulge your curiosity of marine life and get your hands dirty while exploring the beaches of Orchard Beach.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 319-7258

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2015-04-19 2015-04-19 1:00 pm 40.8704, -73.7867 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55087cfb5dd50.JPG Tue, 17 Mar 2015 16:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids Salamander Exploration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/19/kids-salamander-exploration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/19/kids-salamander-exploration Date: April 19, 2015

Urban Park Rangers connect children with nature to encourage active exploration of the natural world. Children who spend time outdoors develop strong imaginations and learn to socialize better with others. While nearly all of programs are family-friendly, this program is specifically designed for young children and families.

Salamanders are important indicators to the health of the forest floor. Explore under logs and turn over rocks gently to catch a glimpse of these fascinating creatures. Be prepared to get your hands dirty.

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 2015-04-19 2015-04-19 1:00 pm 40.5309, -74.1778 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55087de2d0767.JPG Tue, 17 Mar 2015 16:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Guest Lecture: Neighborhoods of Brooklyn]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/19/guest-lecture-neighborhoods-of-brooklyn http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/19/guest-lecture-neighborhoods-of-brooklyn Date: April 19, 2015

Join us for author and professor emeritus John B. Manbeck’s lecture, Neighborhoods of Brooklyn. Professor Manbeck will share the story of Brooklyn’s transformation from agrarian outpost for New Amsterdam into the city it is today.

Lecture is followed by a Q&A with the speaker, accompanied by refreshments.

RSVP required for lecture at rsvp@wyckoffmuseum.org.

This open house is part of the Wyckoff House Museum's Landmarks Day celebration. For more information about this event and other programs on April 19, please visit http://wyckoffmuseum.org/events/.

This lecture is sponsored by the New York Council for the Humanities, Speakers in the Humanities Program.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 629-5400

Location: Wyckoff Farmhouse Museum (in Fidler-Wyckoff House Park)

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B376 Fidler-Wyckoff House Park 2015-04-19 2015-04-19 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6443, -73.9208 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5509ea5c535cf.jpg Tue, 24 Mar 2015 19:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Hallett Nature Sanctuary and the Pond]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/19/central-park-tour-hallett-nature-sanctuary-and-the-pond http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/19/central-park-tour-hallett-nature-sanctuary-and-the-pond Date: April 19, 2015

Hallett Nature Sanctuary is the smallest of the Park's three woodlands. Closed to the public for over 65 years, the Hallett Nature Sanctuary remained untouched until 2001, when Central Park Conservancy took up its restoration and maintenance. Join our guides for an exclusive tour of the Hallett Nature Sanctuary, open to visitors only on guided tours with Central Park Conservancy, and during limited open hours.

The tour route involves wood-chipped trails and some hills.
Tour starts and ends in front of the José Martí statue (Central Park South at Sixth Avenue)

Space is limited; advance ticket purchase recommended. Tickets available on-site only with a credit card. Please arrive at the meeting location 15 minutes before the start of the tour to allow time for check in. Out of consideration for other guests we cannot accommodate those arriving after the start time.

Ticket sales are final. 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 Fahrenheit or heat index above 95 degrees Fahrenheit).

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

Location: Sixth Avenue and Central Park South (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-04-19 2015-04-19 2:00 pm 3:15 pm 40.7657, -73.9761 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54f4d65981f18.jpg Thu, 05 Mar 2015 18:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Queens Botanical Garden Craft Table at The Shops at Skyview Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/19/qbg-craft-table-at-the-shops-at-skyview-center http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/19/qbg-craft-table-at-the-shops-at-skyview-center Date: April 19, 2015

Join us on Level B where we'll be potting bulb planters!

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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2015-04-19 2015-04-19 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7578, -73.8347 Thu, 05 Mar 2015 18:00:07 EST
<![CDATA[Spring Sprouts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/19/spring-sprouts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/19/spring-sprouts Date: April 19, 2015

It's time for spring planting! Join the Alliance at Lefferts Historic House, where you can make a small pot out of newspaper, fill it with soil and plant an herb seed to take home.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-04-19 2015-04-19 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6643, -73.9639 Thu, 19 Feb 2015 19:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Remembering Yesterday: Queens and Its World's Fairs]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/19/remembering-yesterday-queens-and-its-worlds-fairs http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/19/remembering-yesterday-queens-and-its-worlds-fairs Date: April 19, 2015

Remembering is both a collective and a personal activity. In this exhibition, both are on display in relation to two World’s Fairs that took place in Flushing, Queens in 1939/40 and 1964/65. Within this exhibition, collective memory is represented by shared experiences of the Fairs and personal memory by the memorabilia drawn from the collections of people who attended and fondly recall the Fairs. While these Fairs were global in scope, their attendees were overwhelmingly local, many residing in Queens. All items on display in the exhibition have either been donated or loaned to the Queens Historical Society by those residents of Queens who attended the Fairs.

Open Tuesdays, Saturdays and Sundays, 2:30 – 4:30 pm. Through May 31, 2015.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 939-0647

Location: Kingsland Homestead

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2015-04-19 2015-04-19 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.7637, -73.824 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/539f45af106a7.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:09 EST
<![CDATA[Art Exhibit: Conserving Our City of Nature: The Artwork of Alan Messer]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/20/exhibition-conserving-our-city-of-nature-the-artwork-of-alan-messer http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/20/exhibition-conserving-our-city-of-nature-the-artwork-of-alan-messer Date: April 20, 2015

Many New Yorkers are unaware of the 350 species of wild birds—almost a third of all bird species in North America—that live in or pass through New York City each year. Artist Alan Messer skillfully captures many, from exquisite migrating blackburnian warblers in Central Park’s ramble to a Northern Harrier scanning the vast marshes of Jamaica Bay. Conserving Our City of Nature: The Artwork of Alan Messer presented by NYC Audubon reveals over 30 of Messer’s detailed paintings, illustrations, and field sketches of New York City's avian wildlife and habitats, offering a view of NYC Audubon's conservation mission through an artistic eye.

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 2015-04-20 2015-04-20 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54da6b97eadaf.jpg Tue, 17 Feb 2015 19:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/20/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/20/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: April 20, 2015

Some of New York’s most iconic sights are found in Central Park, including the fountain at Bethesda Terrace and Bow Bridge. Join Central Park Conservancy guides for an insider’s look at the world’s greatest urban park.

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

Space is limited; advance ticket purchase recommended. Please arrive at the meeting location 15 minutes before the start of the tour to allow time for check-in. Out of consideration for other guests we cannot accommodate those arriving after the start time.

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2015-04-20 2015-04-20 12:00 pm 1:30 pm 40.7691, -73.9741 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/549d9639c1b0c.jpg Tue, 03 Mar 2015 19:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Adapted Swim Program for People with Disabilities at Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/20/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/20/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities Date: April 20, 2015

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

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

Location: Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center

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M063 Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center 2015-04-20 2015-04-20 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.7715, -73.9885 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:18 EST
<![CDATA[Sit Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/20/sit-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/20/sit-aerobics Date: April 20, 2015

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: 2:15 pm

End time: 3:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 387-7687

Location: Hamilton Fish Recreation Center (in Hamilton Fish Park)

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M033 Hamilton Fish Park 2015-04-20 2015-04-20 2:15 pm 3:15 pm 40.7198, -73.9818 Mon, 16 Mar 2015 14:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Total Body Burn]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/20/shape-up-nyc-total-body-burn http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/20/shape-up-nyc-total-body-burn Date: April 20, 2015

Total Body Burn is an intermediate level class which consists of aerobics, a full body workout that helps with balance, muscle strength, and endurance. This instructor is part of the NYC Parks Fitness Instructor Training Program.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2015-04-20 2015-04-20 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.5026, -74.2518 Tue, 24 Mar 2015 16:00:10 EDT
<![CDATA[National Multiple Sclerosis Society: Southern New York Chapter Level 2 Wellness Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/20/national-multiple-sclerosis-society-southern-new-york-chapter-level-2-wellness-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/20/national-multiple-sclerosis-society-southern-new-york-chapter-level-2-wellness-class Date: April 20, 2015

Level 2 programs are for those who want to focus on a more advanced fitness regimen. These exercises are done from a standing position or while lying on the floor or mat. These activities are minimally modified and you must be able to move from a standing position to the floor or mat independently.

Our wellness programs are a 22 to 24-week format, and incorporate a holistic approach to promote wellness of mind, body and spirit. Classes will employ similar modalities of movement like yoga, Pilates and aerobic exercise. Guest classes on Reiki, stress management, tai chi and other subjects will provide an enhanced, comprehensive experience for all participants. All classes are designed to tone and strengthen muscles, with a focus on strength and cardiovascular fitness. Light weights and exercise bands are often used.

Register here.

Start time: 6:15 pm

End time: 7:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 453-3247

Location: McCarren Play Center (in McCarren Park)

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B058 McCarren Park 2015-04-20 2015-04-20 6:15 pm 7:15 pm 40.7201, -73.95 Mon, 16 Mar 2015 14:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/21/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/21/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park2 Date: April 21, 2015

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2015-04-21 2015-04-21 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.8606, -73.9338 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5395c8d750ccf.jpg Fri, 13 Mar 2015 11:00:13 EDT
<![CDATA[Master Story Tellers Exhbition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/21/master-story-tellers-exhbition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/21/master-story-tellers-exhbition Date: April 21, 2015

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-04-21 2015-04-21 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551303695a60c.jpg Wed, 25 Mar 2015 17:00:13 EDT
<![CDATA[Tai Chi for Beginners]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/21/tai-chi-for-beginners http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/21/tai-chi-for-beginners Date: April 21, 2015

Learn basic movements and Tai Chi moves that will improve your balance.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-04-21 2015-04-21 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 12 Mar 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Art Exhibit: Conserving Our City of Nature: The Artwork of Alan Messer]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/21/exhibition-conserving-our-city-of-nature-the-artwork-of-alan-messer http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/21/exhibition-conserving-our-city-of-nature-the-artwork-of-alan-messer Date: April 21, 2015

Many New Yorkers are unaware of the 350 species of wild birds—almost a third of all bird species in North America—that live in or pass through New York City each year. Artist Alan Messer skillfully captures many, from exquisite migrating blackburnian warblers in Central Park’s ramble to a Northern Harrier scanning the vast marshes of Jamaica Bay. Conserving Our City of Nature: The Artwork of Alan Messer presented by NYC Audubon reveals over 30 of Messer’s detailed paintings, illustrations, and field sketches of New York City's avian wildlife and habitats, offering a view of NYC Audubon's conservation mission through an artistic eye.

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 2015-04-21 2015-04-21 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54da6b97eadaf.jpg Tue, 17 Feb 2015 19:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Join The Battery Conservancy as a Horticulture Volunteer!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/21/join-the-battery-conservancy-as-a-horticulture-volunteer http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/21/join-the-battery-conservancy-as-a-horticulture-volunteer Date: April 21, 2015

Join The Battery Conservancy as a horticulture volunteer!

Looking for gardening experience in one of New York City's most unique and dynamic downtown parks? Want to strengthen your foundation in horticultural practices and develop new skills? Get your hands dirty with The Battery Conservancy's Horticulture team! In its 25 acres, The Battery boasts 92,000 square feet of gardens, all designed by renowned Dutch garden designer Piet Oudolf. Through preservation and the use of native plants, sustainable plant selections and growing methods, the Conservancy has made a strong commitment to environmental conservation.

Volunteer Description

The Battery Conservancy seeks volunteers for maintenance of plant beds. Activities include raking, weeding, and planting; path maintenance; and other seasonally appropriate horticulture projects. Volunteers should be in good physical condition, and enjoy working outdoors. Basic horticulture skills are a plus, but not required. For more information, visit our website at http://www.thebattery.org/volunteer

Sign up is required.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Playground (in Battery Park)

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M005 Battery Park 2015-04-21 2015-04-21 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7029, -74.0157 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5511a3d5f11e0.jpg Tue, 24 Mar 2015 16:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Child Abuse Prevention Month]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/21/child-abuse-prevention-month http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/21/child-abuse-prevention-month Date: April 21, 2015

April is Child Abuse Prevention month. This presentation will focus on behaviors and signs exhibited by child victims of physical and sexual abuse.

We will discuss dealing with feelings of worthlessness, raising self esteem. Ms. Aponte will talk about techniques she developed in her seventeen years as a foster parent in dealing with the challenges presented by the children and building self esteem

Ms. Aponte is an LPN and former foster parent of special needs children, recognized for her dedication to NYC children in foster care by Administration for Children's Services.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-04-21 2015-04-21 9:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 26 Mar 2015 16:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Mid-Park Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/21/central-park-tour-midpark-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/21/central-park-tour-midpark-welcome-tour Date: April 21, 2015

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

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

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 Fahrenheit or heat index above 95 degrees Fahrenheit).

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 12:45 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Alexander von Humboldt statue (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-04-21 2015-04-21 12:00 pm 12:45 pm 40.7794, -73.9734 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54f4d377557ce.jpg Wed, 04 Mar 2015 17:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Abs Workout]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/21/abs-work-out http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/21/abs-work-out Date: April 21, 2015

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 2015-04-21 2015-04-21 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:15 EST
<![CDATA[Meditation and Hatha Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/21/meditationtasha-valentin http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/21/meditationtasha-valentin Date: April 21, 2015

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. The focus of the class will be breathing, sound, and mindfullness.

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 2015-04-21 2015-04-21 1:00 pm 1:45 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:11 EST
<![CDATA[Le Petit Zen Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/21/le-petit-zen-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/21/le-petit-zen-art Date: April 21, 2015

Through drawings, paintings and other techniques, adults will create miniature works (4"x6") or less of Zen art. The instructing artist will demonstrate how to create delicate works, using repeating strokes and patterns for a Zen experience.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-04-21 2015-04-21 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 25 Mar 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Remembering Yesterday: Queens and Its World's Fairs]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/21/remembering-yesterday-queens-and-its-worlds-fairs http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/21/remembering-yesterday-queens-and-its-worlds-fairs Date: April 21, 2015

Remembering is both a collective and a personal activity. In this exhibition, both are on display in relation to two World’s Fairs that took place in Flushing, Queens in 1939/40 and 1964/65. Within this exhibition, collective memory is represented by shared experiences of the Fairs and personal memory by the memorabilia drawn from the collections of people who attended and fondly recall the Fairs. While these Fairs were global in scope, their attendees were overwhelmingly local, many residing in Queens. All items on display in the exhibition have either been donated or loaned to the Queens Historical Society by those residents of Queens who attended the Fairs.

Open Tuesdays, Saturdays and Sundays, 2:30 – 4:30 pm. Through May 31, 2015.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 939-0647

Location: Kingsland Homestead

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2015-04-21 2015-04-21 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.7637, -73.824 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/539f45af106a7.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:09 EST
<![CDATA[Brooklyn Nets Wheelchair Basketball Open Gym]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/21/brooklyn-nets-wheelchair-basketball-open-gym http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/21/brooklyn-nets-wheelchair-basketball-open-gym Date: April 21, 2015

This sport is similar to regular basketball but is played in a wheelchair. Participants must be physically disabled and able to play in a sports wheelchair. There are available sportschairs for use at the recreation center. This event is for adults and seniors.

Start time: 8:00 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 2015-04-21 2015-04-21 8:00 pm 9:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8344 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:54 EST
<![CDATA[Master Story Tellers Exhbition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/22/master-story-tellers-exhbition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/22/master-story-tellers-exhbition Date: April 22, 2015

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-04-22 2015-04-22 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551303695a60c.jpg Wed, 25 Mar 2015 17:00:13 EDT
<![CDATA[Art Exhibit: Conserving Our City of Nature: The Artwork of Alan Messer]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/22/exhibition-conserving-our-city-of-nature-the-artwork-of-alan-messer http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/22/exhibition-conserving-our-city-of-nature-the-artwork-of-alan-messer Date: April 22, 2015

Many New Yorkers are unaware of the 350 species of wild birds—almost a third of all bird species in North America—that live in or pass through New York City each year. Artist Alan Messer skillfully captures many, from exquisite migrating blackburnian warblers in Central Park’s ramble to a Northern Harrier scanning the vast marshes of Jamaica Bay. Conserving Our City of Nature: The Artwork of Alan Messer presented by NYC Audubon reveals over 30 of Messer’s detailed paintings, illustrations, and field sketches of New York City's avian wildlife and habitats, offering a view of NYC Audubon's conservation mission through an artistic eye.

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 2015-04-22 2015-04-22 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54da6b97eadaf.jpg Tue, 17 Feb 2015 19:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Dancercise]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/22/dancercise http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/22/dancercise Date: April 22, 2015

Get in shape with dance moves while using weights.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-04-22 2015-04-22 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 18 Feb 2015 17:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: The Ramble]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/22/central-park-tour-the-ramble http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/22/central-park-tour-the-ramble Date: April 22, 2015

Coined the "wild garden" by designer Frederick Law Olmsted, the Ramble offers visitors a tranquil spot to meander along winding paths and discover hidden forest gardens. Join us for a tour of this serene 36-acre woodland, led by Central Park Conservancy guides.

The tour route involves hills, stairs, wood-chipped trails, and uneven terrain. Tour starts at Belvedere Castle (mid-Park at 79th Street) ends at Oak Bridge (West Side of the Ramble between 77th and 78th Streets)

Space is limited; advance ticket purchase recommended. Please arrive at the meeting location 15 minutes before the start of the tour to allow time for check-in. Out of consideration for other guests we cannot accommodate those arriving after the start time.

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Belvedere Castle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-04-22 2015-04-22 12:00 pm 1:30 pm 40.7793, -73.9691 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54f4d45eb8a3f.jpg Wed, 04 Mar 2015 17:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Recycle-To-Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/22/recycletoart http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/22/recycletoart Date: April 22, 2015

Have fun turning discarded materials into usable works of art. Children under 10 years must be accompanied by an adult. Wear clothes that can get messy.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-04-22 2015-04-22 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:12 EST
<![CDATA[Earth Day Craft & Mini Garden Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/22/earth-day-craft-mini-garden-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/22/earth-day-craft-mini-garden-tour Date: April 22, 2015

Join us after school to celebrate Earth Day at Queens Botanical Garden! Take a Garden stroll and make a botanically-themed craft.

Schools and groups: please contact schoolprograms@queensbotanical.org. This event is free with Garden Admision, and limited to the first 30 children; while supplies last).

Start time: 3:30 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-04-22 2015-04-22 3:30 pm 5:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Wed, 25 Feb 2015 12:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Glutes in Gear: Cardio & Toning]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/22/shapeup-nyc-glutes-in-gear-cardio-toning http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/22/shapeup-nyc-glutes-in-gear-cardio-toning Date: April 22, 2015

Focus on your lower half in this belly-busting, booty shaping, two part class. The first part builds endurance with heart-pumping cardio. Part two uses mat work to build your core and flatten and tighten your abs and glutes. Please bring your own workout mat.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-04-22 2015-04-22 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:17 EST
<![CDATA[New York Rollin' Knicks Wheelchair Basketball Open Gym]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/22/new-york-rollin-knicks-wheelchair-basketball-open-gym http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/22/new-york-rollin-knicks-wheelchair-basketball-open-gym Date: April 22, 2015

Wheelchair basketball is similar to regular basketball but is played in a wheelchair. Particpants must be physically disabled, adults or seniors, and able to play in a sports wheelchair. There are available sports wheelchairs for use at the recreation center.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 293-5934

Location: West Bronx Recreation Center

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X261 West Bronx Recreation Center 2015-04-22 2015-04-22 6:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.8441, -73.9188 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:47 EST
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/23/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/23/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park2 Date: April 23, 2015

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2015-04-23 2015-04-23 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.8606, -73.9338 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5395c8d750ccf.jpg Fri, 13 Mar 2015 11:00:13 EDT
<![CDATA[Master Story Tellers Exhbition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/23/master-story-tellers-exhbition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/23/master-story-tellers-exhbition Date: April 23, 2015

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-04-23 2015-04-23 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551303695a60c.jpg Wed, 25 Mar 2015 17:00:13 EDT
<![CDATA[Tai Chi for Beginners]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/23/tai-chi-for-beginners http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/23/tai-chi-for-beginners Date: April 23, 2015

Learn basic movements and Tai Chi moves that will improve your balance.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-04-23 2015-04-23 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 12 Mar 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Art Exhibit: Conserving Our City of Nature: The Artwork of Alan Messer]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/23/exhibition-conserving-our-city-of-nature-the-artwork-of-alan-messer http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/23/exhibition-conserving-our-city-of-nature-the-artwork-of-alan-messer Date: April 23, 2015

Many New Yorkers are unaware of the 350 species of wild birds—almost a third of all bird species in North America—that live in or pass through New York City each year. Artist Alan Messer skillfully captures many, from exquisite migrating blackburnian warblers in Central Park’s ramble to a Northern Harrier scanning the vast marshes of Jamaica Bay. Conserving Our City of Nature: The Artwork of Alan Messer presented by NYC Audubon reveals over 30 of Messer’s detailed paintings, illustrations, and field sketches of New York City's avian wildlife and habitats, offering a view of NYC Audubon's conservation mission through an artistic eye.

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 2015-04-23 2015-04-23 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54da6b97eadaf.jpg Tue, 17 Feb 2015 19:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Join The Battery Conservancy as a Horticulture Volunteer!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/23/join-the-battery-conservancy-as-a-horticulture-volunteer http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/23/join-the-battery-conservancy-as-a-horticulture-volunteer Date: April 23, 2015

Join The Battery Conservancy as a horticulture volunteer!

Looking for gardening experience in one of New York City's most unique and dynamic downtown parks? Want to strengthen your foundation in horticultural practices and develop new skills? Get your hands dirty with The Battery Conservancy's Horticulture team! In its 25 acres, The Battery boasts 92,000 square feet of gardens, all designed by renowned Dutch garden designer Piet Oudolf. Through preservation and the use of native plants, sustainable plant selections and growing methods, the Conservancy has made a strong commitment to environmental conservation.

Volunteer Description

The Battery Conservancy seeks volunteers for maintenance of plant beds. Activities include raking, weeding, and planting; path maintenance; and other seasonally appropriate horticulture projects. Volunteers should be in good physical condition, and enjoy working outdoors. Basic horticulture skills are a plus, but not required. For more information, visit our website at http://www.thebattery.org/volunteer

Sign up is required.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Playground (in Battery Park)

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M005 Battery Park 2015-04-23 2015-04-23 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7029, -74.0157 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5511a3d5f11e0.jpg Tue, 24 Mar 2015 16:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Stretching, Toning, Relaxation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/23/stretching-toning-relaxation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/23/stretching-toning-relaxation Date: April 23, 2015

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

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

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-04-23 2015-04-23 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:48 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Northern Forts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/23/central-park-tour-northern-forts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/23/central-park-tour-northern-forts Date: April 23, 2015

History buffs will love this exploration of the Fort Landscape in the northern part of Central Park. Join Central Park Conservancy guides to visit sites that played important strategic roles in the American Revolution and the War of 1812.

The tour route involves many hills and stairs, and some uneven terrain.
Tour starts at Charles A. Dana Discovery Center (inside the Park at 110th Street between Fifth and Lenox Avenues), and ends near the Park perimeter at 106th Street and Fifth Avenue

Space is limited; Space is limited; advance ticket purchase recommended. Please arrive at the meeting location 15 minutes before the start of the tour to allow time for check-in. Out of consideration for other guests we cannot accommodate those arriving after the start time.

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 degree Fahrenheit or heat index above 95 degrees Fahrenheit).

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2015-04-23 2015-04-23 12:00 pm 1:30 pm 40.7968, -73.9515 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54f4b7ad89471.JPG Tue, 03 Mar 2015 19:00:07 EST
<![CDATA[Nature Exploration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/23/nature-exploration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/23/nature-exploration Date: April 23, 2015

Join the Prospect Park Alliance for nature education programs at the Prospect Park Audubon Center, the first urban Audubon Center in the nation.

  • Discovery Pack, 12–4 pm
    The Prospect Park Alliance invites you to get inspired by nature with our new Discovery Packs, a ready-to-go kits filled with nature activities for families. In April, play Habitat Bingo, search for birds and design a home for one of the Park's many living things. In May, monitor the development of plants that supply food and shelter for birds in Prospect Park.
  • Bird Nerds Game Hour, 2 pm
    Test your knowledge of birds in this fun, mildly competitive hour of puzzles, Bingo, card games, and more!
  • Nature on the Go!, 3 pm
    An Alliance Naturalist will lead children and families to areas near the Audubon Center, where you can learn about the nature that is all around us and participate in a Citizen Science project.
  • Animal Encounter, 4 pm
    Curious as to how “Snappy” the turtle got her name? Want to watch the snake gobble up a mouse? Join Alliance Naturalists in learning more about the animals in the Audubon Center’s collection and even assist in an actual feeding.

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 2015-04-23 2015-04-23 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 Mon, 09 Mar 2015 19:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Learn To Draw]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/23/learn-to-draw http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/23/learn-to-draw Date: April 23, 2015

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

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-04-23 2015-04-23 1:30 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:23 EST
<![CDATA[Feet, Hooves, and Rails: Transportation in Nineteenth Century America]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/23/feet-hooves-and-rails-transportation-in-nineteenth-century-america http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/23/feet-hooves-and-rails-transportation-in-nineteenth-century-america Date: April 23, 2015

Dr. Regan’s lecture follows the development of transportation from the pre-industrial period to the introduction of the combustion engine in the early twentieth century. He will discuss the technological innovations and ideological shifts that changed transportation and transformed the United States into a world power. He will also address the central role New York City played in this process.

Reservations recommended at programs@kingmanor.org or (718) 206-0545 ext.13

This lecture is presented in partnership with St. John’s University’s Department of History.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 206-0545 ext.13

Location: St. John's University

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2015-04-23 2015-04-23 5:00 pm 6:30 pm 40.7256, -73.7919 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54f2204998975.jpg Thu, 05 Mar 2015 18:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[GreenThumb Workshop: How to Start a Nonprofit Organization and Get Fiscal Sponsorship]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/23/greenthumb-workshop-how-to-start-a-nonprofit-organization-and-fiscal-sponsorship http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/23/greenthumb-workshop-how-to-start-a-nonprofit-organization-and-fiscal-sponsorship Date: April 23, 2015

Getting a new nonprofit organization off to the right start can mean the difference between success and failure. The experts at the Lawyers Alliance for New York City will teach GreenThumb garden groups the essentials for how to start nonprofit organizations and obtain fiscal sponsorship. The presentation will address what it means to be incorporated as a nonprofit corporation and to be tax exempt. The presentation will also cover fiscal sponsorship and what an organization should consider when deciding whether to engage a fiscal sponsor.

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 788-8070

Location: Linden-Bushwick Garden

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2015-04-23 2015-04-23 5:30 pm 7:00 pm 40.6901, -73.9227 Tue, 24 Mar 2015 19:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Local Author Spotlight - The New York Nobody Knows: Walking 6,000 Miles in the City]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/23/local-author-spotlight http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/23/local-author-spotlight Date: April 23, 2015

"The delight is definitely in the details in William B. Helmreich's The New York Nobody Knows: Walking 6,000 Miles in the City. Professor Helmreich, a sociologist at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York, invites readers on a romp through largely unexplored neighborhoods that is as entertaining as it is enlightening." --Sam Roberts, New York Times.

Join a fun talk that will make you want to take to New York City's streets. A book signing and reception will follow the talk. Tickets may be purchased in advance at bpmm.org or at the door.

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

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 885-1461

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2015-04-23 2015-04-23 7:30 pm 40.8719, -73.8055 Thu, 05 Mar 2015 18:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Yoga in the Orangerie: Intermediate Level]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/24/yoga-in-the-orangerieintermediate-level http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/24/yoga-in-the-orangerieintermediate-level Date: April 24, 2015

The benefits of yoga are well known: de-stress, get strong and flexible, and have fun!

Deepen your practice in a steady, mindful approach at the intermediate level. This class is taught by certified yoga teacher Ann Casapini in a serene, sunlit space.

The ten-class series meets on Fridays; class size limited to 12. Please bring your own mat. Registration and pre-payment required (718) 885-1461 or info@bpmm.org.

Start time: 7:00 am

End time: 8:15 am

Contact phone: (718) 885-1461

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2015-04-24 2015-04-24 7:00 am 8:15 am 40.8719, -73.8055 Thu, 05 Mar 2015 18:00:08 EST
<![CDATA[Master Story Tellers Exhbition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/24/master-story-tellers-exhbition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/24/master-story-tellers-exhbition Date: April 24, 2015

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-04-24 2015-04-24 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551303695a60c.jpg Wed, 25 Mar 2015 17:00:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Yoga in the Orangerie: Gentle Level One]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/24/yoga-in-the-orangeriegentle-level-one http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/24/yoga-in-the-orangeriegentle-level-one Date: April 24, 2015

The benefits of yoga are well known: de-stress, get strong and flexible, and have fun!

Deepen your practice in a steady, mindful approach and learn the basics of yoga in this beginner class.

This class is taught by certified yoga teacher Ann Casapini in a serene, sunlit space. The ten-class series meets on Fridays; class size limited to 12. Please bring your own mat. Registration and pre-payment is required at (718) 885.1461 or info@bpmm.org.

Start time: 8:45 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 885-1461

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2015-04-24 2015-04-24 8:45 am 10:00 am 40.8719, -73.8055 Thu, 05 Mar 2015 18:00:07 EST
<![CDATA[Tai Chi Class for Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/24/tai-chiadults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/24/tai-chiadults Date: April 24, 2015

Learn the correct Tai Chi walk, movement and breathing techniques for health, balance and well-being.

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-04-24 2015-04-24 11:30 am 12:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:19 EST
<![CDATA[Nature Exploration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/24/nature-exploration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/24/nature-exploration Date: April 24, 2015

Join the Prospect Park Alliance for nature education programs at the Prospect Park Audubon Center, the first urban Audubon Center in the nation.

  • Discovery Pack, 12–4 pm
    The Prospect Park Alliance invites you to get inspired by nature with our new Discovery Packs, a ready-to-go kits filled with nature activities for families. In April, play Habitat Bingo, search for birds and design a home for one of the Park's many living things. In May, monitor the development of plants that supply food and shelter for birds in Prospect Park.
  • Bird Nerds Game Hour, 2 pm
    Test your knowledge of birds in this fun, mildly competitive hour of puzzles, Bingo, card games, and more!
  • Nature on the Go!, 3 pm
    An Alliance Naturalist will lead children and families to areas near the Audubon Center, where you can learn about the nature that is all around us and participate in a Citizen Science project.
  • Animal Encounter, 4 pm
    Curious as to how “Snappy” the turtle got her name? Want to watch the snake gobble up a mouse? Join Alliance Naturalists in learning more about the animals in the Audubon Center’s collection and even assist in an actual feeding.

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 2015-04-24 2015-04-24 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 Mon, 09 Mar 2015 19:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Cardio Toning]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/24/shape-up-nyc-cardio-toning http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/24/shape-up-nyc-cardio-toning Date: April 24, 2015

An exercise class focusing on your core through a combination of strength, balance and toning exercises that raise the heart rate to burn calories and strengthen the cardio-respiratory system. Workout mat recommended.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-04-24 2015-04-24 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:14 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: North Woods]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/24/central-park-tour-north-woods http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/24/central-park-tour-north-woods Date: April 24, 2015

The North Woods is the largest of the park's three woodlands, offering people and wildlife a 40-acre forest retreat in the middle of New York City. Join us for this tour of tumbling waterfalls, rustic bridges, and picturesque pools, led by Central Park Conservancy guides.

The tour route involves hills, stairs, and uneven terrain. Tour starts at the Charles A. Dana Discovery Center (inside the Park at 110th Street between Fifth and Lenox Avenues), and ends at the Pool (103rd Street and Central Park West)

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2015-04-24 2015-04-24 12:00 pm 1:30 pm 40.7968, -73.9515 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54f0d48bd4d01.jpg Tue, 03 Mar 2015 19:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Shakespeare's Birthday in Bryant Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/24/shakespeares-birthday-in-bryant-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/24/shakespeares-birthday-in-bryant-park Date: April 24, 2015

Celebrate William Shakespeare's 451st birthday with performances, activities, and more.

Presented by The Drilling Company.

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-04-24 2015-04-24 12:30 pm 2:30 pm 40.7534, -73.9827 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5514846e79462.JPG Fri, 27 Mar 2015 17:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Arbor Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/24/arbor-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/24/arbor-day Date: April 24, 2015

How many trees are there in Prospect Park? Join Prospect Park Alliance naturalists and learn about one of the most important ecological features in the park. Enjoy games, crafts and an exhibit on Brooklyn's last remaining forest, Prospect Park!

  • Nature Play, 1–2 pm
    Find leaves, twigs and other natural objects, and decorate your own nature curtain.
  • Nature’s Helpers, 2–3 pm
    Did you know that trees help trees? After learning how mulch protects tree roots, spend time spreading wood chips around trees.
  • ID a Tree, 3–4 pm
    Take an in-depth look at the largest organism within Prospect Park (trees) and discover the important role forests play in providing different habitats for the Park’s wildlife.
  • Animal Encounter, 4–4:30 pm
    Curious as to how “Snappy” the turtle got her name? Want to watch the snake gobble up a mouse? Join Alliance naturalists in learning more about the animals in the Audubon Center’s collection. Learn what it takes to care for these amazing creatures and assist in an actual feeding.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-04-24 2015-04-24 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 Fri, 06 Mar 2015 12:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Adapted Swim Program for People with Disabilities at Roy Wilkins Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/24/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities4 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/24/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities4 Date: April 24, 2015

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

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

Location: Roy Wilkins Recreation Center

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Q448 Roy Wilkins Recreation Center 2015-04-24 2015-04-24 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.6881, -73.7701 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:21 EST
<![CDATA[Creative Writing Short Stories Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/24/creative-writing-short-stories-fictionnon-fictionadults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/24/creative-writing-short-stories-fictionnon-fictionadults Date: April 24, 2015

Take this introduction to short story writing. Learn about plot, conflict, resolution with a published writer.

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 2015-04-24 2015-04-24 1:30 pm 3:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Adapted Swim Program for People with Disabilities at Hansborough Pool & Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/24/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/24/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities1 Date: April 24, 2015

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

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

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

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M131 Hansborough Recreation Center 2015-04-24 2015-04-24 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.8128, -73.9393 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:19 EST
<![CDATA[Adapted Swim Program for People with Disabilities at Metropolitan Pool & Fitness Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/24/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/24/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities2 Date: April 24, 2015

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

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

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

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B085 Metropolitan Recreation Center 2015-04-24 2015-04-24 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.715, -73.9603 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:20 EST
<![CDATA[Seasonal Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/24/seasonal-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/24/seasonal-crafts Date: April 24, 2015

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-04-24 2015-04-24 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:16 EST
<![CDATA[Adapted Swim Program for People with Disabilities at Asser Levy Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/24/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/24/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities Date: April 24, 2015

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

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

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

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

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M164 Asser Levy Playground 2015-04-24 2015-04-24 3:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7361, -73.9757 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:17 EST
<![CDATA[Adapted Swim Program for People with Disabilities at St. Mary's Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/24/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/24/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities3 Date: April 24, 2015

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

Start time: 3:45 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

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

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

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2015-04-24 2015-04-24 3:45 pm 5:00 pm 40.8108, -73.9147 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:20 EST
<![CDATA[Free Adapted Swim Program for People with Disabilities at Flushing Meadows Corona Park Aquatics Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/24/free-adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/24/free-adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities Date: April 24, 2015

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

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

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

Location: Flushing Meadows Corona Park Aquatics Center

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2015-04-24 2015-04-24 5:30 pm 6:30 pm 40.7516, -73.8372 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:39 EST
<![CDATA[The Public Theater Mobile Shakespeare Unit: Macbeth]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/24/arts-culture-fun-presents-the-public-theater http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/24/arts-culture-fun-presents-the-public-theater Date: April 24, 2015

Join Arts, Culture & Fun for a free performance of William Shakespeare’s Macbeth, directed by Edward Torres and presented by The Public Theater’s Mobile Shakespeare Unit. A wicked prophecy sets the soldier Macbeth on a murderous path to the throne. United by love and ambition, Macbeth and his wife decide to plot, scheme, and kill their way into power – but the price of power might be more than he can afford. Space is limited. Please RSVP to reserve your seat!

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1380

Location: Pelham Fritz Recreation Center

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2015-04-24 2015-04-24 6:30 pm 8:00 pm 40.805, -73.945 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551586516eaf8.jpg Fri, 27 Mar 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[ESL Beginners Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/25/esl-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/25/esl-class Date: April 25, 2015

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-04-25 2015-04-25 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 12 Feb 2015 17:00:09 EST
<![CDATA[Master Story Tellers Exhbition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/25/master-story-tellers-exhbition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/25/master-story-tellers-exhbition Date: April 25, 2015

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-04-25 2015-04-25 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551303695a60c.jpg Wed, 25 Mar 2015 17:00:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Volunteer Event: High Rock Challenge Race]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/25/volunteer-event-high-rock-challenge-race http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/25/volunteer-event-high-rock-challenge-race Date: April 25, 2015

Volunteers are needed to assist with refreshments, direct runners with challenges, and assist at the water stations.

To volunteer, you must be age 14 years old and up. Children under 14 years old must be accompanied by adult. If you are interested in volunteering, please RSVP at (718) 667-2165 ext. 311 or at Jeanne.Paliswiat@parks.nyc.gov.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 667-2165 ext. 311

Location: 200 Nevada Avenue (in High Rock Park)

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R088 High Rock Park 2015-04-25 2015-04-25 8:00 am 3:00 pm 40.5845, -74.1251 Thu, 05 Mar 2015 18:00:07 EST
<![CDATA[Van Cortlandt Track Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/25/van-cortlandt-track-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/25/van-cortlandt-track-club Date: April 25, 2015

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

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Van Cortlandt Stadium (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2015-04-25 2015-04-25 8:00 am 40.888, -73.8968 Thu, 26 Feb 2015 18:00:31 EST
<![CDATA[Greenmarket at Grand Army Plaza]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/25/greenmarket-at-grand-army-plaza http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/25/greenmarket-at-grand-army-plaza Date: April 25, 2015

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Grand Army Plaza

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B040 Grand Army Plaza 2015-04-25 2015-04-25 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.6735, -73.9701 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:07 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Mind Body Fusion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/25/shape-up-nyc-mind-body-fusion http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/25/shape-up-nyc-mind-body-fusion Date: April 25, 2015

Low-impact cardio followed by balancing stretches and meditation to raise heart rate, burn calories, reduce stress, and work out every muscle.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 227-1403

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2015-04-25 2015-04-25 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.5026, -74.2518 Tue, 24 Mar 2015 16:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[MillionTreesNYC Spring Stewardship Day at Clove Lakes Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/25/milliontreesnyc-spring-stewardship-day-at-clove-lakes-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/25/milliontreesnyc-spring-stewardship-day-at-clove-lakes-park Date: April 25, 2015

This spring's Stewardship Day will focus on stewardship and caring for young forests that have already been planted. In this endeavor, MillionTreesNYC and NYC Parks are joined by the Natural Areas Conservancy, a non-profit organization that was formed to restore and preserve the natural areas of New York City, including forests and wetlands, to enhance the lives of all New Yorkers.

We ask you now to continue the work that we've done together and to join us in meeting the next challenge to ensure a sustainable city.

Volunteer forest restoration stewardship activities will include:

  • Removing invasive weeds
  • Picking up litter
  • Spreading mulch
  • Raking and seeding
  • Planting new forest trees and shrubs

Registration is required. Register online.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Slosson Avenue & Drake Avenue (in Clove Lakes Park)

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R005 Clove Lakes Park 2015-04-25 2015-04-25 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.6192, -74.1185 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551195ce5c5e5.jpg Fri, 27 Mar 2015 17:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[MillionTreesNYC Spring Stewardship Day at Conference House Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/25/milliontreesnyc-spring-stewardship-day-at-conference-house-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/25/milliontreesnyc-spring-stewardship-day-at-conference-house-park Date: April 25, 2015

This spring's Stewardship Day will focus on stewardship and caring for young forests that have already been planted. In this endeavor, MillionTreesNYC and NYC Parks are joined by theNatural Areas Conservancy, a non-profit organization that was formed to restore and preserve the natural areas of New York City, including forests and wetlands, to enhance the lives of all New Yorkers.

We ask you now to continue the work that we've done together and to join us in meeting the next challenge to ensure a sustainable city.

Volunteer forest restoration stewardship activities will include:

  • Removing invasive weeds
  • Picking up litter
  • Spreading mulch
  • Raking and seeding
  • Planting new forest trees and shrubs

Registration is required. Register online.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2015-04-25 2015-04-25 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.5026, -74.2518 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551195ce5c5e5.jpg Fri, 27 Mar 2015 17:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[MillionTreesNYC Spring Stewardship Day at Inwood Hill Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/25/milliontreesnyc-spring-stewardship-day-at-inwood-hill-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/25/milliontreesnyc-spring-stewardship-day-at-inwood-hill-park Date: April 25, 2015

This spring's Stewardship Day will focus on stewardship and caring for young forests that have already been planted. In this endeavor, MillionTreesNYC and NYC Parks are joined by theNatural Areas Conservancy, a non-profit organization that was formed to restore and preserve the natural areas of New York City, including forests and wetlands, to enhance the lives of all New Yorkers.

We ask you now to continue the work that we've done together and to join us in meeting the next challenge to ensure a sustainable city.

Volunteer forest restoration stewardship activities will include:

  • Removing invasive weeds
  • Picking up litter
  • Spreading mulch
  • Raking and seeding
  • Planting new forest trees and shrubs

Registration is required. Register online.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Entrance to Dyckman Fields (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2015-04-25 2015-04-25 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8694, -73.9315 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551195ce5c5e5.jpg Fri, 27 Mar 2015 17:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[MillionTreesNYC Spring Stewardship Day at Van Cortlandt Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/25/milliontreesnyc-spring-stewardship-day-at-van-cortlandt-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/25/milliontreesnyc-spring-stewardship-day-at-van-cortlandt-park Date: April 25, 2015

This spring's Stewardship Day will focus on stewardship and caring for young forests that have already been planted. In this endeavor, MillionTreesNYC and NYC Parks are joined by theNatural Areas Conservancy, a non-profit organization that was formed to restore and preserve the natural areas of New York City, including forests and wetlands, to enhance the lives of all New Yorkers.

We ask you now to continue the work that we've done together and to join us in meeting the next challenge to ensure a sustainable city.

Volunteer forest restoration stewardship activities will include:

  • Removing invasive weeds
  • Picking up litter
  • Spreading mulch
  • Raking and seeding
  • Planting new forest trees and shrubs

Registration is required. Register online.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Van Cortlandt Park at West 260th Street (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2015-04-25 2015-04-25 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.9074, -73.8967 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551195ce5c5e5.jpg Fri, 27 Mar 2015 17:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[MillionTreesNYC Spring Stewardship Day at Wolfes Pond Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/25/milliontreesnyc-spring-stewardship-day-at-wolfes-pond-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/25/milliontreesnyc-spring-stewardship-day-at-wolfes-pond-park Date: April 25, 2015

This spring's Stewardship Day will focus on stewardship and caring for young forests that have already been planted. In this endeavor, MillionTreesNYC and NYC Parks are joined by theNatural Areas Conservancy, a non-profit organization that was formed to restore and preserve the natural areas of New York City, including forests and wetlands, to enhance the lives of all New Yorkers.

We ask you now to continue the work that we've done together and to join us in meeting the next challenge to ensure a sustainable city.

Volunteer forest restoration stewardship activities will include:

  • Removing invasive weeds
  • Picking up litter
  • Spreading mulch
  • Raking and seeding
  • Planting new forest trees and shrubs

Registration is required. Register online.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Chester & Cornelia Avenues (in Wolfe's Pond Park)

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R031 Wolfe's Pond Park 2015-04-25 2015-04-25 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.5195, -74.1877 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551195ce5c5e5.jpg Fri, 27 Mar 2015 17:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Birding: Ridgewood Reservoir]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/25/birding-ridgewood-reservoir http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/25/birding-ridgewood-reservoir Date: April 25, 2015

New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife.

Our Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in the urban jungle. Birding programs are appropriate for all skills levels and beginners are welcome. Bring a pair of binoculars or ask a Ranger to borrow a pair.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Vermont Place Parking Lot (in Highland Park)

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Q020 Highland Park 2015-04-25 2015-04-25 9:00 am 40.6862, -73.8898 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55087e599b23c.jpg Tue, 17 Mar 2015 16:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC Zumba]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/25/zumba http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/25/zumba Date: April 25, 2015

Combining Latin, international and popular music with dance moves that create an aerobic workout. This class features a combination of fast and slow rhythms that tone and sculpt the body.

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 2015-04-25 2015-04-25 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:19 EST
<![CDATA[HSBC Children’s Garden Spring Session at QBG]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/25/hsbc-childrens-garden-spring-session-at-qbg http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/25/hsbc-childrens-garden-spring-session-at-qbg Date: April 25, 2015

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

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

Registration required by email at education@queensbotanical.org.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-04-25 2015-04-25 9:30 am 12:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54d3b031016c2.jpg Thu, 05 Mar 2015 18:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Fitness Hike (Vigorous)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/25/fitness-hike-vigorous http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/25/fitness-hike-vigorous Date: April 25, 2015

Hiking is the ultimate way to enjoy the outdoors and a fun way to reduce stress.

Our Urban Park Ranger hiking guides will introduce you to the hidden gems of New York City. Fitness hikes feature less talking and more walking, for those who want to tackle a vigorous two-hour hike. For all hiking programs we recommend wearing comfortable shoes or boots, and packing water and a light snack.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 548-0912

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2015-04-25 2015-04-25 10:00 am 40.8911, -73.894 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55087f59d7310.JPG Tue, 17 Mar 2015 16:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC Body Sculpting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/25/shape-up-nyc-body-sculpting http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/25/shape-up-nyc-body-sculpting Date: April 25, 2015

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-04-25 2015-04-25 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:13 EST
<![CDATA[ESL Advanced Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/25/esl-advanced http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/25/esl-advanced Date: April 25, 2015

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-04-25 2015-04-25 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 19:00:08 EST
<![CDATA[Woodlands Discovery Club for Families: North Woods]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/25/woodlands-discovery-club-for-families-north-woods http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/25/woodlands-discovery-club-for-families-north-woods Date: April 25, 2015

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

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

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

Session 1: April 18th- May 16th

Session 2: May 30th- June 27th

Register Now

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-1461

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

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M010 Central Park 2015-04-25 2015-04-25 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7968, -73.9515; 40.7968, -73.9561 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55046808eda96.jpg Mon, 23 Mar 2015 14:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Birding: Raptor Nests]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/25/birding-raptor-nests http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/25/birding-raptor-nests Date: April 25, 2015

New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife.

Our Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in the urban jungle. Birding programs are appropriate for all skills levels and beginners are welcome. Bring a pair of binoculars or ask a Ranger to borrow a pair.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

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

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M010 Central Park 2015-04-25 2015-04-25 10:00 am 40.7725, -73.967 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55087ed1f2b2c.jpg Tue, 17 Mar 2015 16:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Fly Fishing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/25/bryant-park-fly-fishing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/25/bryant-park-fly-fishing Date: April 25, 2015

Learn the basics of fly fishing for free.

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Fifth Avenue Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-04-25 2015-04-25 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7528, -73.9816 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551467e37d383.jpg Thu, 26 Mar 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Audubon II: Animal Clues]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/25/popup-audubon-ii-animal-clues http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/25/popup-audubon-ii-animal-clues Date: April 25, 2015

This spring, the Prospect Park Alliance introduces twice the Pop-Up Audubon fun with a second tent that explores the aquatic habitats of Prospect Park. In April, learn about birds and other animals that make their home near water, and add to the “nest” we are weaving with natural materials.

  • Discovery Pack, 11 am–4 pm
    The Prospect Park Alliance invites you to get inspired by nature with our new Discovery Packs, a ready-to-go kits filled with nature activities for families. In April, play Habitat Bingo, search for birds and design a home for one of the Park's many living things.
  • Lakeside Nature Stroll, 12–1 pm
    Join Alliance naturalists for a guided nature walk through the meandering paths of the Peninsula and search for signs of animal homes.
  • Junior Naturalists, 1–2 pm
    Help Alliance naturalists track migrating birds and invasive plants that impact where animals can make their homes in this citizen science program.
  • Nature’s Helpers, 2–3 pm
    Let’s lend a helping hand to make our park a better place. Learn how mulch helps trees, spread wood chips or protect the environment by removing damaging litter.
  • Family Birdwatching, 3–4 pm
    After learning how to use binoculars, join our naturalists to identify some of the 250 species of birds that call Prospect Park home.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Peninsula (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-04-25 2015-04-25 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.6572, -73.9689 Tue, 10 Mar 2015 12:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Audubon: Leaf Litter Critters]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/25/popup-audubon-leaf-litter-critters http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/25/popup-audubon-leaf-litter-critters Date: April 25, 2015

A healthy forest has helpers to ensure the circle of life goes on. Using fun games and experiments, join the Prospect Park Alliance to uncover the secrets of soil creatures, fungus, and decomposition.

  • Adventure Hike, 12–1 pm
    Alliance naturalists will introduce you to the natural history of Prospect Park and its hidden trails. Recommended for families with children 5 and older.
  • Nature on the Go!, 1–2 pm
    Join Alliance naturalists on a search under the soil to learn about the secret lives of Leaf Litter Critters. Participants can even take home their very own compost bin.
  • Nature’s Helpers, 2–3 pm
    Did you know that trees help trees? After learning how mulch protects tree roots, spend time spreading wood chips around trees.
  • Family Birdwatching, 3–4 pm
    After learning how to use binoculars, join our naturalists to identify some of the 250 species of birds that call Prospect Park home.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Eastwood (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-04-25 2015-04-25 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.6618, -73.9659 Tue, 10 Mar 2015 12:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[World Tai Chi Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/25/world-tai-chi-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/25/world-tai-chi-day Date: April 25, 2015

Kick off the 2015 season of Bryant Park Tai Chi with free instruction and a continuous demonstration of Tai Chi to celebrate this global holiday.

Presented by the Tai Chi Chuan Center.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-04-25 2015-04-25 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.7541, -73.9845 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55146bf8386ae.JPG Thu, 26 Mar 2015 18:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Track and Field Workshop for People with Disabilities]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/25/track-and-field-workshop-for-people-with-disabilities http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/25/track-and-field-workshop-for-people-with-disabilities Date: April 25, 2015

Try a push rim chair or hand cycle! Learn how to play boccia or learn how to throw the shot put and discus. Learn how blind runners run with a tether. Meet members of NYC Parks' Paralympic Sports Club. Meet Bill "Backward Bill" Reilly, a top marathon runner with Cerebral Palsy, and other members of the Achilles Track Club.

All ages and abilities are welcome! This event is free and open to the public.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Chelsea Field (in Chelsea Park)

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M011 Chelsea Park 2015-04-25 2015-04-25 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.7502, -74.0016 Wed, 25 Mar 2015 15:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[ESL Intermediate Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/25/esl-intermediate http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/25/esl-intermediate Date: April 25, 2015

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

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-04-25 2015-04-25 11:30 am 12:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 19:00:10 EST
<![CDATA[Dachshund Spring Fiesta]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/25/dachshund-spring-fiesta http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/25/dachshund-spring-fiesta Date: April 25, 2015

Come out to the 23rd annual Dachshund Spring Fiesta: a social gathering of dachshunds and their owners!

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Washington Square Park

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M098 Washington Square Park 2015-04-25 2015-04-25 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.7315, -73.9975 Tue, 24 Mar 2015 19:00:05 EDT