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 Sat, 31 Jan 2015 23:01:38 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[Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/13/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/13/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park Date: February 13, 2015

See some of the park's most famous landmarks, including Conservatory Water, Bethesda Terrace, the Lake, and Strawberry Fields, on this east-to-west walk. The route involves a few stairs.

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 or heat index above 95 degrees).

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

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

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M010 Central Park 2015-02-13 2015-02-13 12:00 pm 1:30 pm 40.7725, -73.967 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/538cbe0e4c275.jpg Mon, 29 Dec 2014 18:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Mind Body Fusion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/13/shapeup-nyc-mind-body-fusion http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/13/shapeup-nyc-mind-body-fusion Date: February 13, 2015

Get your blood flowing. Join a Shape Up NYC trained instructor for cardio-yoga fusion workout designed to help both your mind and body

Burn calories, reduce holiday stress, and work out thoses muscle kinks.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (646) 645-8446

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2015-02-13 2015-02-13 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.5026, -74.2518 Wed, 03 Dec 2014 10:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Adapted Swim Program for People with Disabilities at Roy Wilkins Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/13/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities4 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/13/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities4 Date: February 13, 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 2015-02-13 2015-02-13 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/2015/02/13/creative-writing-short-stories-fictionnon-fictionadults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/13/creative-writing-short-stories-fictionnon-fictionadults Date: February 13, 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 2015-02-13 2015-02-13 1:30 pm 3:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Adapted Swim Program for People with Disabilities at Metropolitan Pool & Fitness Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/13/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/13/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities2 Date: February 13, 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 2015-02-13 2015-02-13 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.715, -73.9603 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:19 EST
<![CDATA[Adapted Swim Programs for People with Disabilities at Hansborough Pool & Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/13/adapted-swim-programs-for-people-with-disabilities http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/13/adapted-swim-programs-for-people-with-disabilities Date: February 13, 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 2015-02-13 2015-02-13 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.8128, -73.9393 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:22 EST
<![CDATA[Seasonal Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/13/seasonal-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/13/seasonal-crafts Date: February 13, 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 2015-02-13 2015-02-13 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:15 EST
<![CDATA[Adapted Swim Program for People with Disabilities at Asser Levy Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/13/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/13/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities Date: February 13, 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 2015-02-13 2015-02-13 3:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7361, -73.9757 Mon, 08 Dec 2014 13:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Adapted Swim Program for People with Disabilities at St. Mary's Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/13/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/13/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities3 Date: February 13, 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 2015-02-13 2015-02-13 3:45 pm 5:00 pm 40.8108, -73.9147 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:20 EST
<![CDATA[Adapted Swim Program for People with Disabilities at Flushing Meadows Corona Park Aquatics Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/13/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/13/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities1 Date: February 13, 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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2015-02-13 2015-02-13 5:30 pm 6:30 pm 40.7516, -73.8372 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:19 EST
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/14/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/14/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: February 14, 2015

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

All of our fitness programs are free, led by trained professionals, and suitable for all levels. Wear comfortable clothing and bring water. Please check back for rain and weather/air advisory cancels. Fitness programs are canceled if the weather is lower than 20 degrees.

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.

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 2015-02-14 2015-02-14 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.8606, -73.9338 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5395c8d750ccf.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:38 EST
<![CDATA[2014 Emerging Artist Fellowship Exhibition at Socrates Sculpture Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/14/eaf14-2014-emerging-artist-fellowship-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/14/eaf14-2014-emerging-artist-fellowship-exhibition Date: February 14, 2015

The annual Emerging Artist Fellowship (EAF) Exhibition is a cornerstone of Socrates Sculpture Park’s visual arts programming and is widely acclaimed for the ambition, breadth, and innovation of the works on view. Featuring fifteen artists, EAF14 is a survey of the compelling and diverse state of sculpture today.

Each EAF14 artist has engaged with the larger narrative of public space in a dynamic and daring way, building upon Socrates Sculpture Park’s goal to present socially aware, inspiring art in the public realm. EAF14 artists were selected through a highly competitive process that attracted a broad field of nearly 300 candidates, reviewed by the park’s curatorial advisors Anne Barlow (Executive Director, Art in General) and Joe Sheftel (Joe Sheftel Gallery, New York). Selected EAF14 artists were awarded a 2014 Emerging Artist Fellowship, including 24/7 access to the park’s outdoor studio and facilities, as well as the financial, technical, and curatorial support to realize his or her most ambitious work possible.

Image credit: Jordan Griska. Dolos. 2014 Emerging Artist Fellowship Exhibition, Socrates Sculpture Park (Queens, 2014). Photo: Nate Dorr.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: Katie Denny Horowitz

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2015-02-14 2015-02-14 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7687, -73.9369 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54b55480939aa.JPG Tue, 13 Jan 2015 18:00:13 EST
<![CDATA[Van Cortlandt Track Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/14/van-cortlandt-track-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/14/van-cortlandt-track-club Date: February 14, 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 2015-02-14 2015-02-14 8:00 am 40.888, -73.8968 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:41 EST
<![CDATA[Greenmarket at Grand Army Plaza]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/14/greenmarket-at-grand-army-plaza http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/14/greenmarket-at-grand-army-plaza Date: February 14, 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 2015-02-14 2015-02-14 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.6735, -73.9701 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC Zumba]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/14/zumba http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/14/zumba Date: February 14, 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 2015-02-14 2015-02-14 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:19 EST
<![CDATA[Art In the Garden: Paul Lin & Botanical Therapeutic Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/14/art-in-the-garden-paul-lin-botanical-therapeutic-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/14/art-in-the-garden-paul-lin-botanical-therapeutic-art Date: February 14, 2015

Blending fine art and traditional crafts, Lin explores natural materials, transforming them into stunning landscapes and portraits. Watch for news about an art workshop and closing reception in the Spring Calendar and on our website

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-02-14 2015-02-14 9:00 am 4:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Mon, 15 Dec 2014 18:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Health and Race Walking]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/14/health-and-race-walking http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/14/health-and-race-walking Date: February 14, 2015

Moderate to brisk walks led by the NY Walkers Club for people 18 years and older of all abilities. This low-impact fitness program is perfect for those who want to get in shape, build muscle tone, strength and increase cardiovascular health while enjoying Central Park's beautiful landscapes. Clinics are held every Saturday morning from 9:30am-11:00am at the North Meadow Recreation Center. Free. No pre-registration required and open to all abilities.

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

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 348-4867

Location: North Meadow Recreation Center (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-02-14 2015-02-14 9:30 am 11:00 am 40.7911, -73.9597 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/546cfae71f144.jpg Wed, 19 Nov 2014 17:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Bronx Green-Up Workshop: Crazy for Composting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/14/bronx-greenup-workshop-crazy-for-composting http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/14/bronx-greenup-workshop-crazy-for-composting Date: February 14, 2015

Are you passionate about composting but want more from your bin? This Q&A session provides practical tips, advice, and the encouragement you need to take composting to the next level, whether you are just starting out or have been digging in for years.

Registered GreenThumb community gardens will be able to request an order of compost, soil, or clean fill for spring delivery. Registration is required by email compost@nybg.org, or call (718) 817-8543 to register. There are two sessions: 10 a.m.–12 p.m. and 1–3 p.m.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 817-8543

Location: New York Botanical Garden

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2015-02-14 2015-02-14 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.8626, -73.8783 Fri, 23 Jan 2015 16:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Momofuku Milk Bar Pop-Up in Madison Square Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/14/momofuku-milk-bar-popup-in-madison-square-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/14/momofuku-milk-bar-popup-in-madison-square-park Date: February 14, 2015

This temporary sweets shop will feature cereal-milk hot chocolate, hot cider with miso butterscotch, birthday cake truffles, and much more.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Madison Square Park

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M052 Madison Square Park 2015-02-14 2015-02-14 10:00 am 8:00 pm 40.7413, -73.9884 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54c9699f66c06.jpg Wed, 28 Jan 2015 19:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC Body Sculpting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/14/shape-up-nyc-body-sculpting http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/14/shape-up-nyc-body-sculpting Date: February 14, 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 2015-02-14 2015-02-14 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:13 EST
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: I Heart Pollinators]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/14/family-art-project-i-heart-pollinators http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/14/family-art-project-i-heart-pollinators Date: February 14, 2015

Visit Wave Hill’s Tropical House—housed in one wing of the Marco Polo Stufano Conservatory—and breathe in the fragrance of greenhouse flowers while enjoying their colorful blooms.

Using a variety of charming style, and adding a pollinator helper, make your own lovely, lacy, feathery, and flowerful Valentine’s Day cards.

Free, and admission to the grounds is free until noon.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-02-14 2015-02-14 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8987, -73.9125 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54c144378baa2.jpg Fri, 23 Jan 2015 18:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Tai Chi Chuan]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/14/tai-chi-chuan http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/14/tai-chi-chuan Date: February 14, 2015

Quiet like a mountain, moving like a river, Tai Chi is a sequence of gentle movements based on images found in nature.

In this hour-long class, Irving Yee, a member of the William CC Chen Tai Chi School, introduces students to the internal martial arts and promotes an awareness of its benefits.

Sessions are held indoors in winter.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-02-14 2015-02-14 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.8991, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54c65bb07374c.jpg Mon, 26 Jan 2015 16:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Great Backyard Bird Count]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/14/great-backyard-bird-count http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/14/great-backyard-bird-count Date: February 14, 2015

Join the Queens Botanical Garden for the 18th annual bird counting event. Our results will be added to those submitted from around the world. Meet at the Visitor & Administration Building lobby. To register, email sromar@queensbotanical.org.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-02-14 2015-02-14 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Tue, 16 Dec 2014 18:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[In-Store Artist: Erica Rosenbaum]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/14/instore-artist-erica-rosenbaum http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/14/instore-artist-erica-rosenbaum Date: February 14, 2015

Local jewelry artist Erika Rosenbaum will be on hand in The Shop at Wave Hill with a selection of her jewelry designs, including heart pendants evoking twisting garden vines and organic wave forms.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-02-14 2015-02-14 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.8991, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54c6619b7961f.jpg Mon, 26 Jan 2015 16:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Birding: Winter Birds]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/14/birding-winter-birds http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/14/birding-winter-birds Date: February 14, 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. We offer birding programs throughout the year, but now is a great time of year to observe species which live in NYC Parks during the winter. Birding programs are appropriate for all skill levels and beginners are welcome.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Ridgewood Reservoir

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2015-02-14 2015-02-14 11:00 am 40.6864, -73.8892 Mon, 29 Dec 2014 19:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[ESL Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/14/esl-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/14/esl-class Date: February 14, 2015

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

New students take placement test at 12 p.m.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-02-14 2015-02-14 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:21 EST
<![CDATA[Valentine's Day Cookie-Decorating Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/14/valentines-day-cookiedecorating-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/14/valentines-day-cookiedecorating-workshop Date: February 14, 2015

Roses are red, violets are blue, cookies are colorful and sprinkles are, too!

Bring your sweethearts to Wave Hill this Valentine’s Day for a special cookie-decorating event. Use sanding sugars, cookie icing, and a variety of sprinkles to design your own cookies. Fill a box with your creations to show that certain someone how much you love them.

Perfect for families and crafty visitors of all ages.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-02-14 2015-02-14 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.8987, -73.9125 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54c1493c69b25.jpg Fri, 23 Jan 2015 18:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Introduction to Bird Watching]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/14/introduction-to-bird-watching http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/14/introduction-to-bird-watching Date: February 14, 2015

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

Led by the Brooklyn Bird Club.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-02-14 2015-02-14 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:08 EST
<![CDATA[Hands-on History: 19th Century Valentines]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/14/handson-history http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/14/handson-history Date: February 14, 2015

Celebrate with your loved ones at King Manor! Decorate a picture frame and create 19th century-inspired Valentines to give to your sweetheart. Families with children of all ages are welcome!

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 206-0545 x13

Location: King Manor Museum (in Rufus King Park)

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Q023 Rufus King Park 2015-02-14 2015-02-14 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.703, -73.8037 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54b947b80d45c.JPG Fri, 16 Jan 2015 17:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Historic New York: Foundations of Inwood]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/14/historic-new-york-foundations-of-inwood http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/14/historic-new-york-foundations-of-inwood Date: February 14, 2015

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

This program begins with an indoor slideshow detailing the early residents and history of Inwood Hill Park. Then head outdoors for a hike through the trails to visit some of these former sites. This moderate hike includes hills, rugged terrain, and possible snowy conditions due to weather.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Payson Center (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2015-02-14 2015-02-14 1:00 pm 40.8672, -73.9289 Mon, 05 Jan 2015 17:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Nature's Workshop: Winter Journal Writing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/14/natures-workshop-winter-journal-writing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/14/natures-workshop-winter-journal-writing Date: February 14, 2015

Urban Park Rangers Nature Centers are your gateway to New York City parks. Each serves as an in–park community center for public education, recreational activities, and environmental studies. The centers serve as starting points for walking tours and workshop sites for educational programs for the whole family. This winter, join us for the Nature's Workshop series. Each program in this series explores its topic in depth and allows you to develop a skill, participate in a hands-on project, and indulge your curiosity. All supplies provided.

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 2015-02-14 2015-02-14 1:00 pm 40.5309, -74.1778 Fri, 19 Dec 2014 16:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Community Conversations for Kids: Democracy]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/14/community-conversations-for-kids-democracy http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/14/community-conversations-for-kids-democracy Date: February 14, 2015

In another New York Council for the Humanities’ Conversations with Kids program, this time focusing on the topic of democracy, we will read and discuss the book Pearl Moscowitz’s Last Stand by Arthur A. Levine. In this story, Pearl takes a radical stand when the city threatens to cut down the last tree on her shattered block; Pearl’s story represents standing up for justice, accepting change, having pride, and getting involved in your community. This program is free to children and their adult companions.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 939-0647

Location: Kingsland Homestead

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2015-02-14 2015-02-14 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.7637, -73.824 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54a192d1da6b5.jpg Mon, 29 Dec 2014 19:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Bronx Green-Up Workshop: Crazy for Composting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/14/bronx-greenup-workshop-crazy-for-composting1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/14/bronx-greenup-workshop-crazy-for-composting1 Date: February 14, 2015

Are you passionate about composting but want more from your bin? This Q&A session provides practical tips, advice, and the encouragement you need to take composting to the next level, whether you are just starting out or have been digging in for years.

Registered GreenThumb community gardens will be able to request an order of compost, soil, or clean fill for spring delivery. Registration is required by email compost@nybg.org, or call (718) 817-8543 to register. There are two sessions: 10 a.m.–12 p.m. and 1–3 p.m.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 817-8543

Location: New York Botanical Garden

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2015-02-14 2015-02-14 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.8626, -73.8783 Fri, 23 Jan 2015 16:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Le Petit Zen Art - Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/14/le-petit-zen-artadults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/14/le-petit-zen-artadults Date: February 14, 2015

Participants (16 years old - adult) will create small works of art utilizing multiple mediums.

Works will be created on surfaces measuring 4"x6" or less, utilizing, both conventional and non-conventional materials.

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 2015-02-14 2015-02-14 1:30 pm 3:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 04 Dec 2014 11:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/14/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/14/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour Date: February 14, 2015

Travel past the Pond and Gapstow Bridge, and onto the Dairy on this trip through the southern Central Park highlights. The route involves moderate inclines and some stairs.

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

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 2:45 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

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

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M010 Central Park 2015-02-14 2015-02-14 2:00 pm 2:45 pm 40.7655, -73.9722 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/549d96851868a.jpg Mon, 29 Dec 2014 18:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Paper Arts & Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/14/paper-arts-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/14/paper-arts-crafts Date: February 14, 2015

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-02-14 2015-02-14 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Tue, 06 Jan 2015 13:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Remembering Yesterday: Queens and Its World's Fairs]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/14/remembering-yesterday-queens-and-its-worlds-fairs http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/14/remembering-yesterday-queens-and-its-worlds-fairs Date: February 14, 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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2015-02-14 2015-02-14 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.7637, -73.824 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/539f45af106a7.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:08 EST
<![CDATA[Family Badminton]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/14/family-badminton http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/14/family-badminton Date: February 14, 2015

Grab a racket and birdie, and come join us for an afternoon of family badminton! Popcorn will be served, but we encourage you to bring your own bottled water. Recreation center membership is reuqired for children. Please call the center for more details.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:45 pm

Contact phone: (718) 263-1163

Location: Lost Battalion Hall Recreation Center

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2015-02-14 2015-02-14 2:30 pm 4:45 pm 40.7322, -73.8652 Fri, 09 Jan 2015 17:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Citizenship Classes for Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/14/citizenship-classes-for-adults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/14/citizenship-classes-for-adults Date: February 14, 2015

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

Start time: 3:00 pm

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 2015-02-14 2015-02-14 3:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:49 EST
<![CDATA[Fourth Annual Ice Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/14/fourth-annual-ice-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/14/fourth-annual-ice-festival Date: February 14, 2015

This Valentine’s Day, celebrate your love of Central Park at our 4th Annual Ice Festival.

Witness ice-carving artists from Okamoto Studio transform more than 3,000 pounds of ice into glistening sculptures of the Park’s most romantic features. As night falls, revel among colorful lights as the Mall becomes a 1980s-themed silent disco with live DJs, all as part of Central Park Conservancy’s 35th Anniversary celebration.

Open to all ages. Free; no registration required.

This event will take place except in case of extreme weather conditions.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 776-1066

Location: Naumburg Bandshell (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-02-14 2015-02-14 3:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.7725, -73.9711 Mon, 12 Jan 2015 16:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Winter Chamber Music Valentine’s Day Concert]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/14/winter-chamber-music-valentines-day-concert http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/14/winter-chamber-music-valentines-day-concert Date: February 14, 2015

The Musicians of the Crimson Menagerie, an ensemble specializing in nineteenth-century salon music, present an evening of romantic pieces by Mozart, Haydn, Boccherini, and Beethoven in honor of St. Valentine’s Day.

Tickets may be purchased in advance online at www.bpmm.org or at the door. Registration is requested at (718) 885-1461 or info@bpmm.org

Start time: 7:00 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 2015-02-14 2015-02-14 7:00 pm 40.8705, -73.8109 Mon, 12 Jan 2015 16:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[2014 Emerging Artist Fellowship Exhibition at Socrates Sculpture Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/15/eaf14-2014-emerging-artist-fellowship-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/15/eaf14-2014-emerging-artist-fellowship-exhibition Date: February 15, 2015

The annual Emerging Artist Fellowship (EAF) Exhibition is a cornerstone of Socrates Sculpture Park’s visual arts programming and is widely acclaimed for the ambition, breadth, and innovation of the works on view. Featuring fifteen artists, EAF14 is a survey of the compelling and diverse state of sculpture today.

Each EAF14 artist has engaged with the larger narrative of public space in a dynamic and daring way, building upon Socrates Sculpture Park’s goal to present socially aware, inspiring art in the public realm. EAF14 artists were selected through a highly competitive process that attracted a broad field of nearly 300 candidates, reviewed by the park’s curatorial advisors Anne Barlow (Executive Director, Art in General) and Joe Sheftel (Joe Sheftel Gallery, New York). Selected EAF14 artists were awarded a 2014 Emerging Artist Fellowship, including 24/7 access to the park’s outdoor studio and facilities, as well as the financial, technical, and curatorial support to realize his or her most ambitious work possible.

Image credit: Jordan Griska. Dolos. 2014 Emerging Artist Fellowship Exhibition, Socrates Sculpture Park (Queens, 2014). Photo: Nate Dorr.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: Katie Denny Horowitz

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2015-02-15 2015-02-15 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7687, -73.9369 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54b55480939aa.JPG Tue, 13 Jan 2015 18:00:13 EST
<![CDATA[Art In the Garden: Paul Lin & Botanical Therapeutic Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/15/art-in-the-garden-paul-lin-botanical-therapeutic-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/15/art-in-the-garden-paul-lin-botanical-therapeutic-art Date: February 15, 2015

Blending fine art and traditional crafts, Lin explores natural materials, transforming them into stunning landscapes and portraits. Watch for news about an art workshop and closing reception in the Spring Calendar and on our website

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-02-15 2015-02-15 9:00 am 4:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Mon, 15 Dec 2014 18:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: I Heart Pollinators]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/15/family-art-project-i-heart-pollinators http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/15/family-art-project-i-heart-pollinators Date: February 15, 2015

Visit Wave Hill’s Tropical House—housed in one wing of the Marco Polo Stufano Conservatory—and breathe in the fragrance of greenhouse flowers while enjoying their colorful blooms.

Using a variety of charming styles. and adding a pollinator helper, make your own lovely, lacy, feathery, and flowerful Valentine’s Day cards.

Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-02-15 2015-02-15 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8987, -73.9125 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54c14468db6da.jpg Fri, 23 Jan 2015 18:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Hatha Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/15/hatha-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/15/hatha-yoga Date: February 15, 2015

Reduce stress and increase your energy by focusing on your posture, breath, mind, body, and spirit.

Classes are led by Yoga for Bliss Director Neem Dewji and other certified instructors. Ms. Dewji is certified in Hatha and Therapeutic Yoga from The Yoga for Health Foundation, England, and The Integral Yoga Institute, NYC.

All levels welcome. Sessions are held indoors in winter. Classes last for 75 minutes.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-02-15 2015-02-15 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.8991, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54c147c7864fd.jpg Fri, 23 Jan 2015 18:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Momofuku Milk Bar Pop-Up in Madison Square Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/15/momofuku-milk-bar-popup-in-madison-square-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/15/momofuku-milk-bar-popup-in-madison-square-park Date: February 15, 2015

This temporary sweets shop will feature cereal-milk hot chocolate, hot cider with miso butterscotch, birthday cake truffles, and much more.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Madison Square Park

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M052 Madison Square Park 2015-02-15 2015-02-15 10:00 am 8:00 pm 40.7413, -73.9884 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54c9699f66c06.jpg Wed, 28 Jan 2015 19:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Youth Wheelchair Basketball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/15/youth-wheelchair-basketball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/15/youth-wheelchair-basketball Date: February 15, 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 2015-02-15 2015-02-15 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.7483, -74.0022 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:57 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/15/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/15/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park Date: February 15, 2015

See some of the park's most famous landmarks, including Conservatory Water, Bethesda Terrace, the Lake, and Strawberry Fields, on this east-to-west walk. The route involves a few stairs.

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 or heat index above 95 degrees).

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

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

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M010 Central Park 2015-02-15 2015-02-15 12:00 pm 1:30 pm 40.7725, -73.967 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/538cbe0e4c275.jpg Mon, 29 Dec 2014 18:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Animal Tracking]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/15/animal-tracking http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/15/animal-tracking Date: February 15, 2015

Our Urban Park Rangers are skilled in the techniques and development of diverse outdoor skills Learn tips and tricks that will enhance your knowledge of the natural world, and might just save your life. On this program, learn to identify animals tracks to understand animal behavior. All programs are family friendly, but are recommended for ages 8 years and older.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Salt Marsh Nature Center (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2015-02-15 2015-02-15 1:00 pm 40.6047, -73.9298 Fri, 19 Dec 2014 16:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Winter Workspace Workshop: Meditation as Artistic Practice]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/15/winter-workspace-workshop-meditation-as-artistic-practice http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/15/winter-workspace-workshop-meditation-as-artistic-practice Date: February 15, 2015

Winter Workspace artist Saya Woolfalk and meditation leader Biet Simkin introduce you to meditation as artistic practice.

Experience a 50-minute mediation combining breathing, virtual travel, and aural exercises. End with a discussion exploring your experience with the group.

All workshops with Winter Workspace artists begin in their Glyndor Gallery studios with an introduction to their creative process. Unless otherwise noted, art materials are provided. Ages 10 and older are welcome with an adult.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-02-15 2015-02-15 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.8987, -73.9125 Mon, 26 Jan 2015 16:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Nature Exploration Hike]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/15/nature-exploration-moderate http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/15/nature-exploration-moderate Date: February 15, 2015

Our Urban Park Ranger hiking guides will introduce you to the hidden gems of New York City. On our hikes, you may explore nature, discover our city’s urban forests, or just unplug form the world to clear your head. Hiking programs feature intensity levels ranging from light, to moderate (longer, faster paced hikes on rugged terrain), to vigorous. This is a moderate hike.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

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

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R005 Clove Lakes Park 2015-02-15 2015-02-15 1:00 pm 40.619, -74.1061 Fri, 19 Dec 2014 16:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/15/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/15/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: February 15, 2015

See some of the park's most iconic places, like Bethesda Terrace and the Lake, and learn about its history, design, and magnificent restoration of these landscapes.

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

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

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2015-02-15 2015-02-15 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.7691, -73.9741 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/549d9639c1b0c.jpg Mon, 29 Dec 2014 18:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Garden and Conservatory Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/15/garden-and-conservatory-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/15/garden-and-conservatory-highlights-walk Date: February 15, 2015

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

Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-02-15 2015-02-15 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.8991, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54c142d28b73d.jpg Fri, 23 Jan 2015 18:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Remembering Yesterday: Queens and Its World's Fairs]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/15/remembering-yesterday-queens-and-its-worlds-fairs http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/15/remembering-yesterday-queens-and-its-worlds-fairs Date: February 15, 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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2015-02-15 2015-02-15 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.7637, -73.824 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/539f45af106a7.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:08 EST
<![CDATA[Hunter Island Night Hike]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/15/hunter-island-night-hike http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/15/hunter-island-night-hike Date: February 15, 2015

Owls, deer, coytoes, and raccoons are among the many animals that call Pelham Bay Park home. Join the Urban Park Rangers for this rare winter night hike. Participants are chosen by lottery. To enter your name in the lottery, visit www.nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Wednesday, February 4th.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 319-7258

Location: Pelham Bay Park

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2015-02-15 2015-02-15 6:00 pm 40.8586, -73.8027 Fri, 19 Dec 2014 16:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[2014 Emerging Artist Fellowship Exhibition at Socrates Sculpture Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/16/eaf14-2014-emerging-artist-fellowship-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/16/eaf14-2014-emerging-artist-fellowship-exhibition Date: February 16, 2015

The annual Emerging Artist Fellowship (EAF) Exhibition is a cornerstone of Socrates Sculpture Park’s visual arts programming and is widely acclaimed for the ambition, breadth, and innovation of the works on view. Featuring fifteen artists, EAF14 is a survey of the compelling and diverse state of sculpture today.

Each EAF14 artist has engaged with the larger narrative of public space in a dynamic and daring way, building upon Socrates Sculpture Park’s goal to present socially aware, inspiring art in the public realm. EAF14 artists were selected through a highly competitive process that attracted a broad field of nearly 300 candidates, reviewed by the park’s curatorial advisors Anne Barlow (Executive Director, Art in General) and Joe Sheftel (Joe Sheftel Gallery, New York). Selected EAF14 artists were awarded a 2014 Emerging Artist Fellowship, including 24/7 access to the park’s outdoor studio and facilities, as well as the financial, technical, and curatorial support to realize his or her most ambitious work possible.

Image credit: Jordan Griska. Dolos. 2014 Emerging Artist Fellowship Exhibition, Socrates Sculpture Park (Queens, 2014). Photo: Nate Dorr.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: Katie Denny Horowitz

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2015-02-16 2015-02-16 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7687, -73.9369 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54b55480939aa.JPG Tue, 13 Jan 2015 18:00:13 EST
<![CDATA[Exhibition: The Migration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/16/exhibition-the-migration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/16/exhibition-the-migration Date: February 16, 2015

NYC Parks’ Ebony Society invites you to celebrate Black History Month with the Arsenal Gallery exhibition The Migration.

In the midst of tremendous upheaval—two world wars and the Great Depression—a vast movement of people, some 6 million African American descendants of the Antebellum South, fled the racial segregation and discrimination of Jim Crow laws for northern and western U.S. cities. The “Great Migration,” as it is commonly termed, caused a seismic societal demographic shift and left an indelible mark on the urbanization of America. Twenty-two artists share their interpretations of this historical epoch and its impact.

Closed holidays

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 2015-02-16 2015-02-16 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54a2c74e1f850.jpg Mon, 05 Jan 2015 17:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Art In the Garden: Paul Lin & Botanical Therapeutic Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/16/art-in-the-garden-paul-lin-botanical-therapeutic-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/16/art-in-the-garden-paul-lin-botanical-therapeutic-art Date: February 16, 2015

Blending fine art and traditional crafts, Lin explores natural materials, transforming them into stunning landscapes and portraits. Watch for news about an art workshop and closing reception in the Spring Calendar and on our website

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-02-16 2015-02-16 9:00 am 4:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Mon, 15 Dec 2014 18:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Native Ensemble: Artists Chronicle Staten Island's Natural Spaces]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/16/native-ensemble-artists-chronicle-staten-islands-natural-spaces http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/16/native-ensemble-artists-chronicle-staten-islands-natural-spaces Date: February 16, 2015

NYC Parks is pleased to present the exhibition: “Native Ensemble: Artists Chronicle Staten Island’s Natural Spaces”, featuring local Staten Island artists that will run from February 13 – March 29, 2015, with an opening reception on Thursday, February 12th from 7-9 p.m. in the Lenape Gallery at the Conference House Park Visitor Center. The exhibition is curated by Sarah Yuster.

The eight artists featured in the show: David DiLillo, Ann Marie McDonnell, Michael McWeeney, Gail Middleton, Bill Murphy, Kristi Pfister, Melissa West and Sarah Yuster will present inspired 2-D and 3-D works created in a variety of art mediums that explore Staten Island’s natural elements and open spaces in conventional and unconventional techniques. Allusions to the human narrative in these works give way in an effort to shape the poetic and elusive concept of time and nature.

Lenape Gallery hours are Tuesday – Friday 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., and Saturday, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. For additional information please contact Frank Gessner at (718) 227-1463.

Image: Gail Middleton, Raritan Bay: View from the Conference House

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2015-02-16 2015-02-16 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.5026, -74.2518 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54ca6156371aa.jpg Thu, 29 Jan 2015 17:00:07 EST
<![CDATA[Momofuku Milk Bar Pop-Up in Madison Square Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/16/momofuku-milk-bar-popup-in-madison-square-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/16/momofuku-milk-bar-popup-in-madison-square-park Date: February 16, 2015

This temporary sweets shop will feature cereal-milk hot chocolate, hot cider with miso butterscotch, birthday cake truffles, and much more.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Madison Square Park

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M052 Madison Square Park 2015-02-16 2015-02-16 10:00 am 8:00 pm 40.7413, -73.9884 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54c9699f66c06.jpg Wed, 28 Jan 2015 19:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Mind Body Fusion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/16/shapeup-nyc-mind-body-fusion http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/16/shapeup-nyc-mind-body-fusion Date: February 16, 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: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 227-1403

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2015-02-16 2015-02-16 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.5026, -74.2518 Mon, 05 Jan 2015 13:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Intro to Computers for Adults with Disabilities]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/16/intro-to-computers-for-adults-with-disabilities http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/16/intro-to-computers-for-adults-with-disabilities Date: February 16, 2015

Learn computing basics in a friendly, sociable environment! Adults with disabilities of any kind are welcome, as are persons without disabilities.

Join us! Recreation Center membership is required. For more information, visit the Recreation Center Membership Information page.

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 218-2380

Location: McCarren Play Center

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2015-02-16 2015-02-16 11:30 am 12:30 pm 40.7202, -73.951 Fri, 28 Nov 2014 17:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: West Side Stories]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/16/central-park-tour-west-side-stories http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/16/central-park-tour-west-side-stories Date: February 16, 2015

Discover some of the secret spots that West Siders know all-too-well: a lost village, a poetic garden, the Oak Bridge, and a tear drop-shaped landscape that memorializes a fallen musical icon. The route involves moderate inclines and a few stairs.

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

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

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

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

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M010 Central Park 2015-02-16 2015-02-16 12:00 pm 1:30 pm 40.782, -73.9714 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51d70601d1d92.jpg Mon, 29 Dec 2014 18:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Adapted Swim Program for People with Disabilities at Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/16/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/16/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities Date: February 16, 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 2015-02-16 2015-02-16 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.7715, -73.9885 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:18 EST
<![CDATA[Kids Week in Brooklyn: Marine Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/16/kids-week-in-brooklyn-marine-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/16/kids-week-in-brooklyn-marine-park Date: February 16, 2015

School is out!! Get outside and get excited. Take the kids to the park to enjoy a variety of nature-related programs and activities with the Urban Park Rangers.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Salt Marsh Nature Center (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2015-02-16 2015-02-16 1:00 pm 40.6047, -73.9298 Mon, 29 Dec 2014 19:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Kids Week in Queens: Fort Totten Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/16/kids-week-in-queens-fort-totten-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/16/kids-week-in-queens-fort-totten-park Date: February 16, 2015

School is out!! Get outside and get excited. Take the kids to the park to enjoy a variety of nature-related programs and activities with the Urban Park Rangers.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Fort Totten Visitor's Center (in Fort Totten Park)

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Q458 Fort Totten Park 2015-02-16 2015-02-16 1:00 pm 40.7952, -73.7784 Mon, 29 Dec 2014 19:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Kids Week in Staten Island: Blue Heron Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/16/kids-week-in-staten-island-blue-heron-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/16/kids-week-in-staten-island-blue-heron-park Date: February 16, 2015

School is out!! Get outside and get excited. Take the kids to the park to enjoy a variety of nature-related programs and activities with the Urban Park Rangers.

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 2015-02-16 2015-02-16 1:00 pm 40.5309, -74.1778 Mon, 29 Dec 2014 19:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Kids Week in the Bronx: Van Cortlandt Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/16/kids-week-in-van-cortlandt-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/16/kids-week-in-van-cortlandt-park Date: February 16, 2015

School is out! Get outside and get excited. Take the kids to the park to enjoy a variety of nature-related programs and activities with the Urban Park Rangers.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 548-0912

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2015-02-16 2015-02-16 1:00 pm 40.8911, -73.894 Mon, 29 Dec 2014 19:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Kids Week in Manhattan: Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/16/kids-week-in-manhattan-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/16/kids-week-in-manhattan-central-park Date: February 16, 2015

School is out! Get outside and get excited. Take the kids to the park to enjoy a variety of nature-related programs and activities with the Urban Park Rangers.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-02-16 2015-02-16 2:00 pm 40.7971, -73.9515 Mon, 29 Dec 2014 19:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Sit Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/16/sit-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/16/sit-aerobics Date: February 16, 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

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2015-02-16 2015-02-16 2:15 pm 3:15 pm 40.7198, -73.9818 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:39 EST
<![CDATA[National Multiple Sclerosis Society: Southern New York Chapter Level 2 Wellness Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/16/national-multiple-sclerosis-society-southern-new-york-chapter-level-2-wellness-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/16/national-multiple-sclerosis-society-southern-new-york-chapter-level-2-wellness-class Date: February 16, 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

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2015-02-16 2015-02-16 6:15 pm 7:15 pm 40.7202, -73.951 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:42 EST
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/17/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/17/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: February 17, 2015

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

All of our fitness programs are free, led by trained professionals, and suitable for all levels. Wear comfortable clothing and bring water. Please check back for rain and weather/air advisory cancels. Fitness programs are canceled if the weather is lower than 20 degrees.

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.

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 2015-02-17 2015-02-17 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.8606, -73.9338 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5395c8d750ccf.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:38 EST
<![CDATA[2014 Emerging Artist Fellowship Exhibition at Socrates Sculpture Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/17/eaf14-2014-emerging-artist-fellowship-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/17/eaf14-2014-emerging-artist-fellowship-exhibition Date: February 17, 2015

The annual Emerging Artist Fellowship (EAF) Exhibition is a cornerstone of Socrates Sculpture Park’s visual arts programming and is widely acclaimed for the ambition, breadth, and innovation of the works on view. Featuring fifteen artists, EAF14 is a survey of the compelling and diverse state of sculpture today.

Each EAF14 artist has engaged with the larger narrative of public space in a dynamic and daring way, building upon Socrates Sculpture Park’s goal to present socially aware, inspiring art in the public realm. EAF14 artists were selected through a highly competitive process that attracted a broad field of nearly 300 candidates, reviewed by the park’s curatorial advisors Anne Barlow (Executive Director, Art in General) and Joe Sheftel (Joe Sheftel Gallery, New York). Selected EAF14 artists were awarded a 2014 Emerging Artist Fellowship, including 24/7 access to the park’s outdoor studio and facilities, as well as the financial, technical, and curatorial support to realize his or her most ambitious work possible.

Image credit: Jordan Griska. Dolos. 2014 Emerging Artist Fellowship Exhibition, Socrates Sculpture Park (Queens, 2014). Photo: Nate Dorr.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: Katie Denny Horowitz

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2015-02-17 2015-02-17 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7687, -73.9369 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54b55480939aa.JPG Tue, 13 Jan 2015 18:00:13 EST
<![CDATA[Exhibition: The Migration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/17/exhibition-the-migration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/17/exhibition-the-migration Date: February 17, 2015

NYC Parks’ Ebony Society invites you to celebrate Black History Month with the Arsenal Gallery exhibition The Migration.

In the midst of tremendous upheaval—two world wars and the Great Depression—a vast movement of people, some 6 million African American descendants of the Antebellum South, fled the racial segregation and discrimination of Jim Crow laws for northern and western U.S. cities. The “Great Migration,” as it is commonly termed, caused a seismic societal demographic shift and left an indelible mark on the urbanization of America. Twenty-two artists share their interpretations of this historical epoch and its impact.

Closed holidays

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 2015-02-17 2015-02-17 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54a2c74e1f850.jpg Mon, 05 Jan 2015 17:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Art In the Garden: Paul Lin & Botanical Therapeutic Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/17/art-in-the-garden-paul-lin-botanical-therapeutic-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/17/art-in-the-garden-paul-lin-botanical-therapeutic-art Date: February 17, 2015

Blending fine art and traditional crafts, Lin explores natural materials, transforming them into stunning landscapes and portraits. Watch for news about an art workshop and closing reception in the Spring Calendar and on our website

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-02-17 2015-02-17 9:00 am 4:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Mon, 15 Dec 2014 18:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Adaptive Walk NYC]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/17/adaptive-walk-nyc http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/17/adaptive-walk-nyc Date: February 17, 2015

Walk the City with a trained fitness instructor leading a group in a warm up, an exciting walk, and a cool down.

All are welcome. This walk is wheelchair accessible and beneficial for New Yorkers of all abilities. It takes place outside.

This program is free and open to the public, part of Walk NYC.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 218-2380

Location: McCarren Play Center

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2015-02-17 2015-02-17 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7202, -73.951 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5478e812c1062.jpg Fri, 28 Nov 2014 17:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Momofuku Milk Bar Pop-Up in Madison Square Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/17/momofuku-milk-bar-popup-in-madison-square-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/17/momofuku-milk-bar-popup-in-madison-square-park Date: February 17, 2015

This temporary sweets shop will feature cereal-milk hot chocolate, hot cider with miso butterscotch, birthday cake truffles, and much more.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Madison Square Park

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M052 Madison Square Park 2015-02-17 2015-02-17 10:00 am 8:00 pm 40.7413, -73.9884 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54c9699f66c06.jpg Wed, 28 Jan 2015 19:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Native Ensemble: Artists Chronicle Staten Island's Natural Spaces]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/17/native-ensemble-artists-chronicle-staten-islands-natural-spaces http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/17/native-ensemble-artists-chronicle-staten-islands-natural-spaces Date: February 17, 2015

NYC Parks is pleased to present the exhibition: “Native Ensemble: Artists Chronicle Staten Island’s Natural Spaces”, featuring local Staten Island artists that will run from February 13 – March 29, 2015, with an opening reception on Thursday, February 12th from 7-9 p.m. in the Lenape Gallery at the Conference House Park Visitor Center. The exhibition is curated by Sarah Yuster.

The eight artists featured in the show: David DiLillo, Ann Marie McDonnell, Michael McWeeney, Gail Middleton, Bill Murphy, Kristi Pfister, Melissa West and Sarah Yuster will present inspired 2-D and 3-D works created in a variety of art mediums that explore Staten Island’s natural elements and open spaces in conventional and unconventional techniques. Allusions to the human narrative in these works give way in an effort to shape the poetic and elusive concept of time and nature.

Lenape Gallery hours are Tuesday – Friday 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., and Saturday, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. For additional information please contact Frank Gessner at (718) 227-1463.

Image: Gail Middleton, Raritan Bay: View from the Conference House

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2015-02-17 2015-02-17 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.5026, -74.2518 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54ca6156371aa.jpg Thu, 29 Jan 2015 17:00:07 EST
<![CDATA[Outdoor Adventures: Clove Lakes Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/17/outdoor-adventures-clove-lakes-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/17/outdoor-adventures-clove-lakes-park Date: February 17, 2015

This nature hikes is appropriate for all ages. Wear weather-appropriate clothing and sturdy shoes.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 727-1135

Location: Martling Avenue Bridge (in Clove Lakes Park)

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R005 Clove Lakes Park 2015-02-17 2015-02-17 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.6225, -74.1183 Tue, 20 Jan 2015 16:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Adaptive Track and Field]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/17/adaptive-track-and-field http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/17/adaptive-track-and-field Date: February 17, 2015

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

Recreation Center membership is required to join.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 293-5934

Location: West Bronx Recreation Center

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X261 West Bronx Recreation Center 2015-02-17 2015-02-17 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8441, -73.9188 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:24 EST
<![CDATA[Intro to Computers for Adults with Disabilities]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/17/intro-to-computers-for-adults-with-disabilities http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/17/intro-to-computers-for-adults-with-disabilities Date: February 17, 2015

Learn computing basics in a friendly, sociable environment! Adults with disabilities of any kind are welcome, as are persons without disabilities.

Join us! Recreation Center membership is required. For more information, visit the Recreation Center Membership Information page.

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 218-2380

Location: McCarren Play Center

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2015-02-17 2015-02-17 11:30 am 12:30 pm 40.7202, -73.951 Fri, 28 Nov 2014 17:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Abs Workout]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/17/abs-work-out http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/17/abs-work-out Date: February 17, 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 2015-02-17 2015-02-17 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:15 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/17/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/17/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park Date: February 17, 2015

See some of the park's most famous landmarks, including Conservatory Water, Bethesda Terrace, the Lake, and Strawberry Fields, on this east-to-west walk. The route involves a few stairs.

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 or heat index above 95 degrees).

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

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

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M010 Central Park 2015-02-17 2015-02-17 12:00 pm 1:30 pm 40.7725, -73.967 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/538cbe0e4c275.jpg Mon, 29 Dec 2014 18:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Kids Week in Brooklyn: Marine Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/17/kids-week-in-brooklyn-marine-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/17/kids-week-in-brooklyn-marine-park Date: February 17, 2015

School is out!! Get outside and get excited. Take the kids to the park to enjoy a variety of nature-related programs and activities with the Urban Park Rangers.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Salt Marsh Nature Center (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2015-02-17 2015-02-17 1:00 pm 40.6047, -73.9298 Mon, 29 Dec 2014 19:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Kids Week in Queens: Fort Totten Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/17/kids-week-in-queens-fort-totten-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/17/kids-week-in-queens-fort-totten-park Date: February 17, 2015

School is out!! Get outside and get excited. Take the kids to the park to enjoy a variety of nature-related programs and activities with the Urban Park Rangers.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Fort Totten Visitor's Center (in Fort Totten Park)

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Q458 Fort Totten Park 2015-02-17 2015-02-17 1:00 pm 40.7952, -73.7784 Mon, 29 Dec 2014 19:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Kids Week in Staten Island: Blue Heron Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/17/kids-week-in-staten-island-blue-heron-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/17/kids-week-in-staten-island-blue-heron-park Date: February 17, 2015

School is out!! Get outside and get excited. Take the kids to the park to enjoy a variety of nature-related programs and activities with the Urban Park Rangers.

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 2015-02-17 2015-02-17 1:00 pm 40.5309, -74.1778 Mon, 29 Dec 2014 19:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Kids Week in the Bronx: Pelham Bay Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/17/kids-week-in-the-bronx-pelham-bay-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/17/kids-week-in-the-bronx-pelham-bay-park Date: February 17, 2015

School is out! Get outside and get excited. Take the kids to the park to enjoy a variety of nature-related programs and activities with the Urban Park Rangers.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 319-7258

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2015-02-17 2015-02-17 1:00 pm 40.8516, -73.8266 Mon, 29 Dec 2014 19:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Meditation Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/17/meditation-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/17/meditation-class Date: February 17, 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. Focus will be on breathing, sound, and mindfulness.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 1:45 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-02-17 2015-02-17 1:00 pm 1:45 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:29 EST
<![CDATA[Meditation and Hatha Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/17/meditationtasha-valentin http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/17/meditationtasha-valentin Date: February 17, 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 2015-02-17 2015-02-17 1:00 pm 1:45 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:11 EST
<![CDATA[President's Week Vacation Family Workshops: Stargaze]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/17/presidents-vacation-week-family-workshops-stargaze http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/17/presidents-vacation-week-family-workshops-stargaze Date: February 17, 2015

Take a break from winter this week and join us for one, two or three afternoons of hands-on art-making as we explore the cool winter skies using an array of fun and exciting media.

At today’s workshop, discover the constellations that light up the night sky in winter and throughout the year. Using an empty cereal box, paint, and LED light strings, make your own light box to recreate your favorite constellation and gaze at the stars all day long.

Geared to children ages five to 10 with a parent or caregiver. Space is limited.

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-02-17 2015-02-17 1:30 pm 3:00 pm 40.8991, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54c145fe8a941.jpg Thu, 29 Jan 2015 11:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Celebrate Black History Month: George Washington Carver Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/17/celebrate-black-history-month-george-washington-carver-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/17/celebrate-black-history-month-george-washington-carver-workshop Date: February 17, 2015

Called the “Wizard of Tuskegee,” Dr. George Washington Carver made significant contributions in the field of botany.

Learn how plants played an important role in his early life and about his later achievements in botany, agriculture, chemurgy, botanical illustration, industrial engineering, and medicine. Paint with plants, and plant a peanut to take home for further observation.

Advance registration and payment required is required. Please register here.

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-02-17 2015-02-17 1:30 pm 3:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Wed, 17 Dec 2014 12:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Kids' Week in Manhattan: Inwood Hill Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/17/kids-week-in-manhattan-inwood-hill-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/17/kids-week-in-manhattan-inwood-hill-park Date: February 17, 2015

School is out! Get outside and get excited. Take the kids to the park to enjoy a variety of nature-related programs and activities with the Urban Park Rangers.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Payson Center (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2015-02-17 2015-02-17 2:00 pm 40.8672, -73.9289 Tue, 06 Jan 2015 15:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Le Petit Zen Art Workshop for Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/17/le-petit-zen-art-workshop-for-adults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/17/le-petit-zen-art-workshop-for-adults Date: February 17, 2015

Through drawings, paintings and other techniques, adult participants will create miniature works (4”x6” or less) of Zen art. The instructing artist Lucy Aponte will demonstrate how to create intricate, delicate works, using repeating, strokes and patterns, creating detailed miniature art for display at home. There will be very minimal use of color, for a more dramatic effect.

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 2015-02-17 2015-02-17 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:10 EST
<![CDATA[Remembering Yesterday: Queens and Its World's Fairs]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/17/remembering-yesterday-queens-and-its-worlds-fairs http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/17/remembering-yesterday-queens-and-its-worlds-fairs Date: February 17, 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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2015-02-17 2015-02-17 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.7637, -73.824 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/539f45af106a7.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:08 EST
<![CDATA[Brooklyn Nets Wheelchair Basketball Open Gym]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/17/brooklyn-nets-wheelchair-basketball-open-gym http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/17/brooklyn-nets-wheelchair-basketball-open-gym Date: February 17, 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 2015-02-17 2015-02-17 8:00 pm 9:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8344 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:54 EST
<![CDATA[2014 Emerging Artist Fellowship Exhibition at Socrates Sculpture Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/18/eaf14-2014-emerging-artist-fellowship-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/18/eaf14-2014-emerging-artist-fellowship-exhibition Date: February 18, 2015

The annual Emerging Artist Fellowship (EAF) Exhibition is a cornerstone of Socrates Sculpture Park’s visual arts programming and is widely acclaimed for the ambition, breadth, and innovation of the works on view. Featuring fifteen artists, EAF14 is a survey of the compelling and diverse state of sculpture today.

Each EAF14 artist has engaged with the larger narrative of public space in a dynamic and daring way, building upon Socrates Sculpture Park’s goal to present socially aware, inspiring art in the public realm. EAF14 artists were selected through a highly competitive process that attracted a broad field of nearly 300 candidates, reviewed by the park’s curatorial advisors Anne Barlow (Executive Director, Art in General) and Joe Sheftel (Joe Sheftel Gallery, New York). Selected EAF14 artists were awarded a 2014 Emerging Artist Fellowship, including 24/7 access to the park’s outdoor studio and facilities, as well as the financial, technical, and curatorial support to realize his or her most ambitious work possible.

Image credit: Jordan Griska. Dolos. 2014 Emerging Artist Fellowship Exhibition, Socrates Sculpture Park (Queens, 2014). Photo: Nate Dorr.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: Katie Denny Horowitz

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2015-02-18 2015-02-18 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7687, -73.9369 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54b55480939aa.JPG Tue, 13 Jan 2015 18:00:13 EST
<![CDATA[Exhibition: The Migration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/18/exhibition-the-migration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/18/exhibition-the-migration Date: February 18, 2015

NYC Parks’ Ebony Society invites you to celebrate Black History Month with the Arsenal Gallery exhibition The Migration.

In the midst of tremendous upheaval—two world wars and the Great Depression—a vast movement of people, some 6 million African American descendants of the Antebellum South, fled the racial segregation and discrimination of Jim Crow laws for northern and western U.S. cities. The “Great Migration,” as it is commonly termed, caused a seismic societal demographic shift and left an indelible mark on the urbanization of America. Twenty-two artists share their interpretations of this historical epoch and its impact.

Closed holidays

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 2015-02-18 2015-02-18 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54a2c74e1f850.jpg Mon, 05 Jan 2015 17:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Art In the Garden: Paul Lin & Botanical Therapeutic Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/18/art-in-the-garden-paul-lin-botanical-therapeutic-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/18/art-in-the-garden-paul-lin-botanical-therapeutic-art Date: February 18, 2015

Blending fine art and traditional crafts, Lin explores natural materials, transforming them into stunning landscapes and portraits. Watch for news about an art workshop and closing reception in the Spring Calendar and on our website

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-02-18 2015-02-18 9:00 am 4:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Mon, 15 Dec 2014 18:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Adaptive Walk NYC]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/18/adaptive-walk-nyc http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/18/adaptive-walk-nyc Date: February 18, 2015

Walk the City with a trained fitness instructor leading a group in a warm up, an exciting walk, and a cool down.

All are welcome. This walk is wheelchair accessible and beneficial for New Yorkers of all abilities. It takes place outside.

This program is free and open to the public, part of Walk NYC.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 218-2380

Location: McCarren Play Center

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2015-02-18 2015-02-18 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7202, -73.951 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5478e812c1062.jpg Fri, 28 Nov 2014 17:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Momofuku Milk Bar Pop-Up in Madison Square Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/18/momofuku-milk-bar-popup-in-madison-square-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/18/momofuku-milk-bar-popup-in-madison-square-park Date: February 18, 2015

This temporary sweets shop will feature cereal-milk hot chocolate, hot cider with miso butterscotch, birthday cake truffles, and much more.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Madison Square Park

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M052 Madison Square Park 2015-02-18 2015-02-18 10:00 am 8:00 pm 40.7413, -73.9884 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54c9699f66c06.jpg Wed, 28 Jan 2015 19:00:05 EST