NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2014 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://www.nycgovparks.org/sub_things_to_do/upcoming_events/events_search.php NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Fri, 18 Apr 2014 03:55:09 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[Nature Exploration Hike (moderate)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/23/nature-exploration-hike-moderate http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/23/nature-exploration-hike-moderate Date: February 23, 2014

Our Urban Park Ranger hiking guides will introduce you to the hidden gems of New York City and places often off limits to the general public. On our hikes, you may explore nature, discover our City’s rich history and diverse culture, or just unplug from the world to clear your head.

On this moderate paced hike discover the history of High Rock Park and the Greenbelt and discover the rich biodiversity of Staten Island. We recommend wearing comfortable shoes or boots, and packing water and a light snack.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

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

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R088 High Rock Park 2014-02-23 2014-02-23 1:00 pm 40.5794, -74.1263 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 23:55:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Native Americans of New York]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/23/native-americans-of-new-york http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/23/native-americans-of-new-york Date: February 23, 2014

Urban Park Rangers specialize in interpretation of historic turning points, both natural and man-made, in our city’s long history. On this walking tour learn about the Native American people knows as the Lenape, who once occupied the land that would one day become New York City.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 304-2365

Location: Isham Street and Seaman Avenue (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2014-02-23 2014-02-23 1:00 pm 40.8701, -73.9211 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 23:55:10 EDT
<![CDATA[SIOutLOUD: Twelve Years a Slave Reading]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/23/sioutloud-presents-twelve-years-a-slave http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/23/sioutloud-presents-twelve-years-a-slave Date: February 23, 2014

State island OutLOUD, a community dialogue, reading, and performance project, hosts a reading from the 1853 autobiography Twelve Years a Slave by Solomon Northrup. Staten Island OutLOUD presents this event in honor of Black History Month.

Free and open to the publc.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2014-02-23 2014-02-23 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.5884, -74.1391 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 23:55:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Wave Hill Garden & Conservatory Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/23/garden-conservatory-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/23/garden-conservatory-highlights-walk Date: February 23, 2014

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2014-02-23 2014-02-23 2:00 pm 40.8991, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52c5daf628e99.jpg Thu, 17 Apr 2014 23:55:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Mid-Park Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/23/central-park-tour-midpark-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/23/central-park-tour-midpark-welcome-tour Date: February 23, 2014

Explore the park’s central features, including the Lake and Ramble woodland, then marvel at the views from Belvedere Castle.

Route involves many hills, stairs, and uneven paths. 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).

Tour dates and times are subject to change without notice.

Note: Groups of seven or more must schedule a custom tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org or (212) 360-2726.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 2:45 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Alexander von Humboldt statue (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-02-23 2014-02-23 2:00 pm 2:45 pm 40.7794, -73.9734 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52a0ef6d32ff7.jpg Thu, 17 Apr 2014 23:55:10 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Talk: Brooklyn’s Plymouth Church in the Civil War Era]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/23/lecture-brooklyns-plymouth-church-in-the-civil-war-era-a-ministry-of-freedom http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/23/lecture-brooklyns-plymouth-church-in-the-civil-war-era-a-ministry-of-freedom Date: February 23, 2014

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

Celebrate Black History Month in Brooklyn's most historic house!

Co-authors Lois Rosebrooks and Frank Decker speak about their recent book, exploring the history of a Brooklyn church which served as a busy stop on the Underground Railroad as well as a critical player in the abolitionist movement.

The talk will be followed by an informal Q&A accompanied by a tea.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 629-5400

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

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B376 Fidler-Wyckoff House Park 2014-02-23 2014-02-23 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6443, -73.9208 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 23:55:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Arsenal Gallery Black History Month Exhibition: The March]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/24/arsenal-gallery-exhibtion-the-march1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/24/arsenal-gallery-exhibtion-the-march1 Date: February 24, 2014

In commemoration of Black History Month, the Arsenal Gallery is pleased to present The March, an exhibition that includes work from seventeen artists. Coordinated by NYC Parks’ Ebony Society, this exhibition reflects on the struggles and victories of the Civil Rights Movement past, present and future, as well as those individuals who have advanced the cause.

Artists include: Mitsuko Brooks, Gladys Carty, Tuwanda Harmon, Bill Howard, Nathaniel Ladson, Olga Matos-Castillo, Dionis Ortiz, Malcolm Pinckney, Ansel Pitcairn, Victor Polanco, Jake Seo, Christopher Spinelli, Dexter G. Stringfellow, Mario Tavarez, Alan J.P. Thompson, Quay Quinn Wolf, and Wayne Young.

Open Monday- Friday, 9:00 a.m. -5:00 p.m.

Admission is free, closed on 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 2014-02-24 2014-02-24 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 23:55:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Chair Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/24/shape-up-nyc-chair-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/24/shape-up-nyc-chair-aerobics Date: February 24, 2014

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

For adults and seniors.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 771-2787

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

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2014-02-24 2014-02-24 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.8108, -73.9147 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 23:55:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Pugsley Creek Goose Fencing Restoration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/24/pugsley-creek-goose-fencing-restoration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/24/pugsley-creek-goose-fencing-restoration Date: February 24, 2014

Please note: this event has been canceled.

Volunteer with Natural Areas Volunteers (NAV) at Pugsley Creek to help protect a newly restored salt marsh.

Volunteers will learn about the importance of the marsh while helping to install temporary fencing and reflective flagging to discourage geese from landing and eating our newly planted vegetation.

Come dressed in sturdy boots or shoes and warm clothing that can get dirty.

Space is limited. Registration is required for this event.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-3318

Location: Howe Avenue and Hart Street (in Pugsley Creek Park)

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X088 Pugsley Creek Park 2014-02-24 2014-02-24 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8113, -73.8474 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 23:55:10 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Shape Up NYC: Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/24/shape-up-nyc-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/24/shape-up-nyc-aerobics Date: February 24, 2014

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: McDonald Park House (in McDonald Playground)

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R034 McDonald Playground 2014-02-24 2014-02-24 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.6291, -74.1155 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 23:55:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Chair Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/24/chair-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/24/chair-yoga Date: February 24, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 447-2020

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

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M164 Asser Levy Playground 2014-02-24 2014-02-24 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7361, -73.9757 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 23:55:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Chair Toning]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/24/shape-up-nyc-chair-toning http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/24/shape-up-nyc-chair-toning Date: February 24, 2014

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

For adults and seniors.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 402-5155

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

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2014-02-24 2014-02-24 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.8108, -73.9147 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 23:55:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Tax Preparation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/24/free-tax-preparation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/24/free-tax-preparation Date: February 24, 2014

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

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 829-0156

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

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X016 Owen F. Dolen Park 2014-02-24 2014-02-24 10:30 am 2:30 pm 40.8406, -73.8428 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 23:55:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Monday Movement]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/24/monday-movement http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/24/monday-movement Date: February 24, 2014

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 485-4633

Location: Brownsville Recreation Center (in Brownsville Playground)

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B270 Brownsville Playground 2014-02-24 2014-02-24 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.6566, -73.902 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 23:55:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Cross-Park Promenade]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/24/central-park-tour-crosspark-promenade http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/24/central-park-tour-crosspark-promenade Date: February 24, 2014

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

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

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

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

For the latest information or to see more dates for this tour, check our 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 2014-02-24 2014-02-24 12:00 pm 1:30 pm 40.7725, -73.967 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52a0f6c69c8bb.jpg Thu, 17 Apr 2014 23:55:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Beginner Hockey Clinic (Registration Full)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/24/beginner-hockey-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/24/beginner-hockey-clinic Date: February 24, 2014

Improve your game with skating and puck control drills as well as scrimmage play, all in an encouraging environment.

Participation in this 10-session program includes use of all equipment.

Ages 6 – 9. Space is limited; advance registration required.

Please note: Registration is full.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 348-4867

Location: Lasker Pool & Rink (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-02-24 2014-02-24 4:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.7964, -73.9547 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 23:55:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Season Extension Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/24/season-extension-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/24/season-extension-workshop Date: February 24, 2014

Do you want to get more fresh and healthy vegetables? If you've ever seen your collard green plants last through the winter, surrounded by snow, you know it's possible! Come to this workshop to learn about ways to lengthen your gardening season. We'll discuss what to plant and when to plant it in order to get an early start on your spring harvests, as well as how to have a garden that lasts into the cold, wintry months. You will learn about techniques like row covering and mulching, low tunneling, and the use of greenhouses.

Registered Grow to Learn gardens only will be eligible to take 15 seven-foot pieces of galvanized wire and 60 feet of row cover to make low tunnels, while supplies last. Please be prepared to take them with you after the workshop.

Please RSVP for this workshop.

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 788-8073

Location: GrowNYC Conference Room

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2014-02-24 2014-02-24 5:30 pm 7:00 pm 40.7137, -74.0055 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 23:55:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Kettlebell, Core and Conditioning]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/24/shape-up-nyc-kettlebell-core-and-conditioning http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/24/shape-up-nyc-kettlebell-core-and-conditioning Date: February 24, 2014

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

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

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: McDonald Park House (in McDonald Playground)

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R034 McDonald Playground 2014-02-24 2014-02-24 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.6291, -74.1155 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 23:55:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC's Couch to 5K: Group Run]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/24/shape-up-nycs-couch-to-5k-group-run http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/24/shape-up-nycs-couch-to-5k-group-run Date: February 24, 2014

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

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-02-24 2014-02-24 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.6643, -73.9639 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52d4140b7303f.jpg Thu, 17 Apr 2014 23:55:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Body Blast]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/24/shape-up-nyc-body-blast http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/24/shape-up-nyc-body-blast Date: February 24, 2014

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

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

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: McDonald Park House (in McDonald Playground)

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R034 McDonald Playground 2014-02-24 2014-02-24 7:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.6291, -74.1155 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 23:55:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Beginners Tunisian Crochet]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/25/tunisian-crochet-beginners http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/25/tunisian-crochet-beginners Date: February 25, 2014

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

Materials required:

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

Start time: 1:30 am

End time: 2:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-02-25 2014-02-25 1:30 am 2:30 am 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 23:55:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/25/my-morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/25/my-morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: February 25, 2014

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

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

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

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

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2014-02-25 2014-02-25 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.8606, -73.9338 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 23:55:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: “Get the Picture?”]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/25/art-in-the-garden-get-the-picture3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/25/art-in-the-garden-get-the-picture3 Date: February 25, 2014

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-02-25 2014-02-25 8:00 am 4:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 23:55:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Arsenal Gallery Black History Month Exhibition: The March]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/25/arsenal-gallery-exhibtion-the-march1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/25/arsenal-gallery-exhibtion-the-march1 Date: February 25, 2014

In commemoration of Black History Month, the Arsenal Gallery is pleased to present The March, an exhibition that includes work from seventeen artists. Coordinated by NYC Parks’ Ebony Society, this exhibition reflects on the struggles and victories of the Civil Rights Movement past, present and future, as well as those individuals who have advanced the cause.

Artists include: Mitsuko Brooks, Gladys Carty, Tuwanda Harmon, Bill Howard, Nathaniel Ladson, Olga Matos-Castillo, Dionis Ortiz, Malcolm Pinckney, Ansel Pitcairn, Victor Polanco, Jake Seo, Christopher Spinelli, Dexter G. Stringfellow, Mario Tavarez, Alan J.P. Thompson, Quay Quinn Wolf, and Wayne Young.

Open Monday- Friday, 9:00 a.m. -5:00 p.m.

Admission is free, closed on 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 2014-02-25 2014-02-25 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 23:55:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Zumba]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/25/shape-up-nyc-zumba http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/25/shape-up-nyc-zumba Date: February 25, 2014

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

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: McDonald Park House (in McDonald Playground)

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R034 McDonald Playground 2014-02-25 2014-02-25 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.6291, -74.1155 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 23:55:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Close: A Journey in Scotland at The New York Botanical Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/25/close-a-journey-in-scotland-at-the-new-york-botanical-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/25/close-a-journey-in-scotland-at-the-new-york-botanical-garden Date: February 25, 2014

The word "close" is a traditional Scottish word that describes a landscape so inspirational that heaven seems closer to Earth in that place.

In 2004 when landscape photographer and journalist Allan Pollok-Morris learned that Little Sparta, a garden designed by Ian Hamilton Finlay, had been named the most important work of art in Scotland, he was inspired to travel throughout his home country in search of new works in landscape design and land art.

This exhibition documents Pollok-Morris's journey and celebrates the creations of many notable contemporary designers and artists working in the Scottish landscape. Through his documentary-style photographs, Pollok-Morris aims to capture "everyday" images of these landscapes from the point of view of those who envisioned and created them. The exhibition uses examples from all corners of the country to celebrate the important role of gardens and land art in international arts and culture.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 817-8700

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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<![CDATA[Art for Us Adaptive Art Program]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/25/art-for-us-adaptive-art-program http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/25/art-for-us-adaptive-art-program Date: February 25, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 218-2380

Location: McCarren Play Center

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2014-02-25 2014-02-25 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7202, -73.951 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 23:55:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Zumba Toning]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/25/shape-up-nyc-zumba1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/25/shape-up-nyc-zumba1 Date: February 25, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: McDonald Park House (in McDonald Playground)

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R034 McDonald Playground 2014-02-25 2014-02-25 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.6291, -74.1155 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 23:55:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Chair Fitness with Weights]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/25/chair-fitness-with-weights http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/25/chair-fitness-with-weights Date: February 25, 2014

With the addition of weights, the chair exercise program gives members the opportunity to add more movement and activity in their daily lives to improve health. For adults and seniors.

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 242-5228

Location: Tony Dapolito Recreation Center

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M103 Tony Dapolito Recreation Center 2014-02-25 2014-02-25 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7296, -74.0054 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 23:55:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Abs Workout]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/25/abs-work-out http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/25/abs-work-out Date: February 25, 2014

Exercise workout focusing on abs, especially strength training your core

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-02-25 2014-02-25 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 23:55:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Northern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/25/central-park-tour-northern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/25/central-park-tour-northern-welcome-tour Date: February 25, 2014

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

Route easy to negotiate, 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).

Tour dates and times are subject to change without notice.

Note: Groups of seven or more must schedule a custom tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org or (212) 360-2726.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 12:45 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2014-02-25 2014-02-25 12:00 pm 12:45 pm 40.7943, -73.9512 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52a0ef96a6454.jpg Thu, 17 Apr 2014 23:55:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Adult Adaptive Sports]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/25/adult-adaptive-sports http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/25/adult-adaptive-sports Date: February 25, 2014

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 397-3159

Location: Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center

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M063 Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center 2014-02-25 2014-02-25 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.7715, -73.9885 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 23:55:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Meditation Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/25/meditation-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/25/meditation-class Date: February 25, 2014

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 1:45 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-02-25 2014-02-25 1:00 pm 1:45 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 23:55:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Knitting & Crocheting for Intermediate and Advanced Levels]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/25/knitcroxchet-intermediate-group http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/25/knitcroxchet-intermediate-group Date: February 25, 2014

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

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

Must be able to read and follow patterns.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 3:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-02-25 2014-02-25 2:30 pm 3:30 am 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 23:55:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Grow to Learn Grant Writing & Garden Planning Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/25/grow-to-learn-grant-writing-garden-planning-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/25/grow-to-learn-grant-writing-garden-planning-workshop Date: February 25, 2014

Need help applying for a Grow to Learn Mini-Grant? Attend a grant-writing and garden design workshop! We will walk you through the application and garden design process and help answer any individual questions you may have.

RSVP required.

Start time: 4:30 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 788-8073

Location: GrowNYC Greening Library

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2014-02-25 2014-02-25 4:30 pm 7:00 pm 40.7138, -74.0054 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 23:55:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Cardio Sculpt]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/25/shape-up-nyc-cardio-sculpt1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/25/shape-up-nyc-cardio-sculpt1 Date: February 25, 2014

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

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

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: McDonald Park House (in McDonald Playground)

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R034 McDonald Playground 2014-02-25 2014-02-25 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.6291, -74.1155 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 23:55:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Wheelchair Basketball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/25/wheelchair-basketball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/25/wheelchair-basketball Date: February 25, 2014

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

Recreation Center membership is required to participate.

Start time: 7:45 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 353-7853

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

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2014-02-25 2014-02-25 7:45 pm 9:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8344 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 23:55:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Broad Channel Conceptual Plan Public Meeting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/25/broad-channel-conceptual-plan-public-meeting http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/25/broad-channel-conceptual-plan-public-meeting Date: February 25, 2014

We would like to invite you to a discussion on planning for Sunset Cove and American Park. This will build on the Rockaway Parks Conceptual Plan, which focuses on the improvement of City parks across the Rockaway Peninsula and Broad Channel to guide future planning and funding efforts. During the meeting, we will review previous community input, provide an update on the Sunset Cove restoration plan, and discuss possible plans for Sunset Cove and American Park.

Come join the discussion with NYC Parks and other community members to provide feedback on what you would like to see in these parks. Please RSVP to Jessica Ugalde by email at Jessica.Ugalde@parks.nyc.gov or by phone at (718) 520-5964 with your full name, organization and email address.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: American Legion Hall

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2014-02-25 2014-02-25 8:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.6138, -73.821 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 23:55:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: “Get the Picture?”]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/26/art-in-the-garden-get-the-picture3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/26/art-in-the-garden-get-the-picture3 Date: February 26, 2014

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-02-26 2014-02-26 8:00 am 4:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 23:55:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Arsenal Gallery Black History Month Exhibition: The March]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/26/arsenal-gallery-exhibtion-the-march http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/26/arsenal-gallery-exhibtion-the-march Date: February 26, 2014

In commemoration of Black History Month, the Arsenal Gallery is pleased to present The March, an exhibition that includes work from seventeen artists. Coordinated by NYC Parks’ Ebony Society, this exhibition reflects on the struggles and victories of the Civil Rights Movement past, present and future, as well as those individuals who have advanced the cause.

Artists include: Mitsuko Brooks, Gladys Carty, Tuwanda Harmon, Bill Howard, Nathaniel Ladson, Olga Matos-Castillo, Dionis Ortiz, Malcolm Pinckney, Ansel Pitcairn, Victor Polanco, Jake Seo, Christopher Spinelli, Dexter G. Stringfellow, Mario Tavarez, Alan J.P. Thompson, Quay Quinn Wolf, and Wayne Young.

Open Monday- Friday, 9:00 a.m. -5:00 p.m.

Admission is free, closed on 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 2014-02-26 2014-02-26 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 23:55:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Chair Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/26/shape-up-nyc-chair-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/26/shape-up-nyc-chair-aerobics Date: February 26, 2014

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

For adults and seniors.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 771-2787

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

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2014-02-26 2014-02-26 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.8108, -73.9147 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 23:55:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Adaptive Swim]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/26/adaptive-swim http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/26/adaptive-swim Date: February 26, 2014

The pool is open for adaptive swimming for people with disabilities or limited mobility. Open to teens, adults and seniors. Pre-registration is required.

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 397-3159

Location: Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center

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M063 Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center 2014-02-26 2014-02-26 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7715, -73.9885 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 23:55:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Close: A Journey in Scotland at The New York Botanical Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/26/close-a-journey-in-scotland-at-the-new-york-botanical-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/26/close-a-journey-in-scotland-at-the-new-york-botanical-garden Date: February 26, 2014

The word "close" is a traditional Scottish word that describes a landscape so inspirational that heaven seems closer to Earth in that place.

In 2004 when landscape photographer and journalist Allan Pollok-Morris learned that Little Sparta, a garden designed by Ian Hamilton Finlay, had been named the most important work of art in Scotland, he was inspired to travel throughout his home country in search of new works in landscape design and land art.

This exhibition documents Pollok-Morris's journey and celebrates the creations of many notable contemporary designers and artists working in the Scottish landscape. Through his documentary-style photographs, Pollok-Morris aims to capture "everyday" images of these landscapes from the point of view of those who envisioned and created them. The exhibition uses examples from all corners of the country to celebrate the important role of gardens and land art in international arts and culture.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 817-8700

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2014-02-26 2014-02-26 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 23:55:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Sit Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/26/sit-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/26/sit-aerobics Date: February 26, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 771-2787

Location: St. Johns Recreation Center

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2014-02-26 2014-02-26 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.6735, -73.9348 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 23:55:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Chair Toning]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/26/shape-up-nyc-chair-toning http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/26/shape-up-nyc-chair-toning Date: February 26, 2014

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

For adults and seniors.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 402-5155

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

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2014-02-26 2014-02-26 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.8108, -73.9147 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 23:55:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Boot Camp]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/26/shape-up-nyc-bootcamp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/26/shape-up-nyc-bootcamp Date: February 26, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-02-26 2014-02-26 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 23:55:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Preview Screening of The Trials of Muhammad Ali]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/26/arts-culture-fun-preview-screening-of-the-trials-of-muhammad-ali http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/26/arts-culture-fun-preview-screening-of-the-trials-of-muhammad-ali Date: February 26, 2014

Arts, Culture & Fun presents a special advanced screening of the film The Trials of Muhammad Ali.

The Trials of Muhammad Ali covers Ali's toughest bout: his battle to overturn the five-year prison sentence he received for refusing U.S. military service. The film explores Ali's exile years when he was banned from boxing and found himself in the crosshairs of conflicts concerning race, religion, and wartime dissent.

See the film before it airs on PBS! RSVP by emailing Vivian.jett@parks.nyc.gov or calling (718) 485-4633. Space is limited, so reserve early.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 485-4633

Location: Brownsville Recreation Center (in Brownsville Playground)

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B270 Brownsville Playground 2014-02-26 2014-02-26 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.6566, -73.902 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52d07c3e93d5a.jpg Thu, 17 Apr 2014 23:55:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Adaptive Dance]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/26/adaptive-dance http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/26/adaptive-dance Date: February 26, 2014

This program leads participants in body movement to dance music such as reggae, hip hop, and funk Especially for adults and seniors with disabilities.

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 234-9607

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

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M014 Jackie Robinson Park 2014-02-26 2014-02-26 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.8242, -73.9425 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 23:55:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Brooklyn Winter Movie Series: Yankee Doodle Dandy]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/26/brooklyn-winter-movie-series-yankee-doodle-dandy http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/26/brooklyn-winter-movie-series-yankee-doodle-dandy Date: February 26, 2014

Avoid the cold! Duck inside for a free movie series now showing at recreation centers in Brooklyn.

Yankee Doodle Dandy tells the story of playwright, composer, actor, singer and dancer George M. Cohan.

Open to the public. Free popcorn!

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 439-4296

Location: Fort Hamilton Senior Recreation Center

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2014-02-26 2014-02-26 2:00 pm 40.6133, -74.03 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 23:55:10 EDT
<![CDATA[After School Ice Skating (Registration Full)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/26/after-school-ice-skating http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/26/after-school-ice-skating Date: February 26, 2014

Learn the basic elements of ice skating through group and individual instruction.

Participation in this 10-session program includes use of all equipment.

Ages 5 – 7. Space is limited; advance registration required.

Please note: Registration is full.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 348-4867

Location: Lasker Pool & Rink (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-02-26 2014-02-26 4:00 pm 4:30 pm 40.7964, -73.9547 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 23:55:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Field of Greens: Grow a Spring Salad!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/26/field-of-greens-grow-a-spring-salad http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/26/field-of-greens-grow-a-spring-salad Date: February 26, 2014

Looking for something quick and easy to plant that you can harvest early in the spring? Growing a bed of baby greens is just that! Come join us at the Grow to Learn Demonstration Garden as we learn how to prepare plant, maintain, and harvest a bed of baby greens.

Grow to Learn registered schools will receive seeds to plant their baby greens! First come, first served, while supplies last.

Please RSVP for this workshop.

Start time: 4:30 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 788-8073

Location: GrowNYC Greening Library

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2014-02-26 2014-02-26 4:30 pm 6:00 pm 40.7138, -74.0054 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 23:55:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Wheelchair Basketball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/26/wheelchair-basketball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/26/wheelchair-basketball Date: February 26, 2014

Practice with the New York Rollin' Knicks! Improve your skills against some of the best. Beginner, intermediate and advanced players with disabilities are welcome.

Recreation Center membership is required to participate.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 293-5934

Location: West Bronx Recreation Center

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X261 West Bronx Recreation Center 2014-02-26 2014-02-26 6:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.8441, -73.9188 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 23:55:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Yoga - Relax and Stretch]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/26/shape-up-nyc-yoga-relax-and-stretch http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/26/shape-up-nyc-yoga-relax-and-stretch Date: February 26, 2014

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

Yoga - Relax and Stretch is an open level class with a focus on bringing awareness to the body through core strengthening and total body flexibility.

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: McDonald Park House (in McDonald Playground)

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R034 McDonald Playground 2014-02-26 2014-02-26 7:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.6291, -74.1155 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 23:55:11 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/27/my-morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/27/my-morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: February 27, 2014

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

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

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

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

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2014-02-27 2014-02-27 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.8606, -73.9338 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 23:55:11 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: “Get the Picture?”]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/27/art-in-the-garden-get-the-picture3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/27/art-in-the-garden-get-the-picture3 Date: February 27, 2014

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-02-27 2014-02-27 8:00 am 4:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 23:55:11 EDT
<![CDATA[Arsenal Gallery Black History Month Exhibition: The March]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/27/arsenal-gallery-exhibtion-the-march1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/27/arsenal-gallery-exhibtion-the-march1 Date: February 27, 2014

In commemoration of Black History Month, the Arsenal Gallery is pleased to present The March, an exhibition that includes work from seventeen artists. Coordinated by NYC Parks’ Ebony Society, this exhibition reflects on the struggles and victories of the Civil Rights Movement past, present and future, as well as those individuals who have advanced the cause.

Artists include: Mitsuko Brooks, Gladys Carty, Tuwanda Harmon, Bill Howard, Nathaniel Ladson, Olga Matos-Castillo, Dionis Ortiz, Malcolm Pinckney, Ansel Pitcairn, Victor Polanco, Jake Seo, Christopher Spinelli, Dexter G. Stringfellow, Mario Tavarez, Alan J.P. Thompson, Quay Quinn Wolf, and Wayne Young.

Open Monday- Friday, 9:00 a.m. -5:00 p.m.

Admission is free, closed on 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 2014-02-27 2014-02-27 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 23:55:11 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Stretch, Tone and Balance]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/27/shape-up-nyc-stretch-tone-and-balance http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/27/shape-up-nyc-stretch-tone-and-balance Date: February 27, 2014

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

Stretch, Tone and Balance is a moderate, heart-pumping workout that strengthens and lengthens muscles and improves imbalance.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: McDonald Park House (in McDonald Playground)

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R034 McDonald Playground 2014-02-27 2014-02-27 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.6291, -74.1155 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 23:55:11 EDT
<![CDATA[Close: A Journey in Scotland at The New York Botanical Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/27/close-a-journey-in-scotland-at-the-new-york-botanical-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/27/close-a-journey-in-scotland-at-the-new-york-botanical-garden Date: February 27, 2014

The word "close" is a traditional Scottish word that describes a landscape so inspirational that heaven seems closer to Earth in that place.

In 2004 when landscape photographer and journalist Allan Pollok-Morris learned that Little Sparta, a garden designed by Ian Hamilton Finlay, had been named the most important work of art in Scotland, he was inspired to travel throughout his home country in search of new works in landscape design and land art.

This exhibition documents Pollok-Morris's journey and celebrates the creations of many notable contemporary designers and artists working in the Scottish landscape. Through his documentary-style photographs, Pollok-Morris aims to capture "everyday" images of these landscapes from the point of view of those who envisioned and created them. The exhibition uses examples from all corners of the country to celebrate the important role of gardens and land art in international arts and culture.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 817-8700

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2014-02-27 2014-02-27 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 23:55:11 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Stretching, Toning, Relaxation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/27/stretching-toning-relaxation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/27/stretching-toning-relaxation Date: February 27, 2014

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

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

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-02-27 2014-02-27 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 23:55:11 EDT
<![CDATA[Chair Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/27/chair-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/27/chair-yoga Date: February 27, 2014

A wonderful adaptation of the standard yoga sequence, Chair Yoga is done seated. For adults and seniors.

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

Start time: 10:15 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 242-5228

Location: Tony Dapolito Recreation Center

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M103 Tony Dapolito Recreation Center 2014-02-27 2014-02-27 10:15 am 11:00 am 40.7296, -74.0054 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 23:55:11 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Total Body Workout]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/27/shape-up-nyc-total-body-workout http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/27/shape-up-nyc-total-body-workout Date: February 27, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-3657

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

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X044 St. James Park 2014-02-27 2014-02-27 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.8647, -73.8992 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 23:55:11 EDT
<![CDATA[Conversational English]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/27/conversational-english http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/27/conversational-english Date: February 27, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-02-27 2014-02-27 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 23:55:11 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Cardio, Toning, and Stretching]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/27/shape-up-nyc-cardio-toning-and-stretching http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/27/shape-up-nyc-cardio-toning-and-stretching Date: February 27, 2014

This medium intensity class will boost your energy levels, improve your health, and get your heart pumping.

Suitable for all ages and levels of fitness. No equipment needed other than supportive sneakers.

Event is subject to change.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-02-27 2014-02-27 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5277fbf99dc4d.jpg Thu, 17 Apr 2014 23:55:11 EDT
<![CDATA[Chair Fitness]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/27/chair-fitness http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/27/chair-fitness Date: February 27, 2014

The chair exercise program gives members the opportunity to add more movement and activity in their daily lives to improve health. For adults and seniors.

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 242-5228

Location: Tony Dapolito Recreation Center

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M103 Tony Dapolito Recreation Center 2014-02-27 2014-02-27 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7296, -74.0054 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 23:55:11 EDT
<![CDATA[Brooklyn Winter Movie Series: Imitation of Life]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/27/brooklyn-winter-movie-series-imitation-of-life http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/27/brooklyn-winter-movie-series-imitation-of-life Date: February 27, 2014

Duck inside for a free movie series now showing at recreation centers in Brooklyn!

Imitation of Life is a classic movie from 1959. It tells the story of a young white family that sets up housekeeping with an African-American mother and daughter in conflict.

Open to the public. Free popcorn!

Start time: 11:30 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 485-4633

Location: Brownsville Recreation Center (in Brownsville Playground)

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B270 Brownsville Playground 2014-02-27 2014-02-27 11:30 am 40.6566, -73.902 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 23:55:11 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Central Park Tour: Belvedere's Kingdom]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/27/central-park-tour-belvederes-kingdom http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/27/central-park-tour-belvederes-kingdom Date: February 27, 2014

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

Take a walk around the landscapes dominated by historic Belvedere Castle, situated high atop Vista Rock.

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

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Belvedere Castle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-02-27 2014-02-27 12:00 pm 1:15 pm 40.7793, -73.9691 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52a0f65a3bc85.jpg Thu, 17 Apr 2014 23:55:11 EDT
<![CDATA[Learn To Draw]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/27/learn-to-draw http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/27/learn-to-draw Date: February 27, 2014

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-02-27 2014-02-27 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 23:55:11 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Preview Screening of The Trials of Muhammad Ali]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/27/arts-culture-fun-preview-screening-of-the-trials-of-muhammad-ali http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/27/arts-culture-fun-preview-screening-of-the-trials-of-muhammad-ali Date: February 27, 2014

Arts, Culture & Fun presents a special advanced screening of the film The Trials of Muhammad Ali.

The Trials of Muhammad Ali covers Ali's toughest bout: his battle to overturn the five-year prison sentence he received for refusing U.S. military service. The film explores Ali's exile years when he was banned from boxing and found himself in the crosshairs of conflicts concerning race, religion, and wartime dissent.

See the film before it airs on PBS! RSVP by emailing deborah.grant@parks.nyc.gov or calling (718) 622-2082. Space is limited, so reserve early.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 622-2082

Location: Herbert Von King Cultural Arts Center (in Herbert Von King Park)

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B088 Herbert Von King Park 2014-02-27 2014-02-27 6:00 pm 7:30 pm 40.6899, -73.9467 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52d07d4157817.jpg Thu, 17 Apr 2014 23:55:11 EDT
<![CDATA[TreeLC Care Captain Training at The Arsenal]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/27/treelc-care-captain-training-at-the-arsenal http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/27/treelc-care-captain-training-at-the-arsenal Date: February 27, 2014

Sign up to become a TreeLC Care Captain, and learn how to lead your own tree care workshops and events!

Care Captain trainings empower enthusiastic tree stewards to offer tree care workshops to their neighbors and friends. You will learn all the steps to running a workshop; seasonally specific tree care strategies and tips; community organizing and event coordination skills, and gain an in-depth understanding of the MillionTreesNYC initiative.

Who can attend?

New Yorkers who are interested in leading local tree stewardship, who commit to planning a community tree care event engaging at least 10 community members and caring for at least 10 trees. Our Care Captain program is a good fit for representatives of block associations, classrooms, neighborhood groups or other civic organizations.

Registration is required.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 393-7254

Location: The Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-02-27 2014-02-27 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.7676, -73.9713 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 23:55:11 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Bootcamp]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/27/shape-up-nyc-bootcamp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/27/shape-up-nyc-bootcamp Date: February 27, 2014

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

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

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: McDonald Park House (in McDonald Playground)

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R034 McDonald Playground 2014-02-27 2014-02-27 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.6291, -74.1155 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 23:55:11 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Mary Wells, The Tumultuous Life of Motown's First Superstar]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/27/arts-culture-fun-presents-mary-wells-the-tumultuous-life-of-motowns-first-superstar http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/27/arts-culture-fun-presents-mary-wells-the-tumultuous-life-of-motowns-first-superstar Date: February 27, 2014

Peter Benjaminson is a Harlem resident, Motown enthusiast and author of The Story of Motown and The Lost Supreme: The Life of Dreamgirl Florence Ballard. He will discuss the life and career of Mary Wells, her struggles to survive, to achieve happiness, to break away from Motown Records and to recover from that separation. He will play audio recordings of Mary Wells' performances, and excerpts from her interview that forms the basis for his recently published book.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 234-9607

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

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M014 Jackie Robinson Park 2014-02-27 2014-02-27 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.8242, -73.9425 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 23:55:11 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: “Get the Picture?”]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/28/art-in-the-garden-get-the-picture3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/28/art-in-the-garden-get-the-picture3 Date: February 28, 2014

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-02-28 2014-02-28 8:00 am 4:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 23:55:11 EDT
<![CDATA[Close: A Journey in Scotland at The New York Botanical Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/28/close-a-journey-in-scotland-at-the-new-york-botanical-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/28/close-a-journey-in-scotland-at-the-new-york-botanical-garden Date: February 28, 2014

The word "close" is a traditional Scottish word that describes a landscape so inspirational that heaven seems closer to Earth in that place.

In 2004 when landscape photographer and journalist Allan Pollok-Morris learned that Little Sparta, a garden designed by Ian Hamilton Finlay, had been named the most important work of art in Scotland, he was inspired to travel throughout his home country in search of new works in landscape design and land art.

This exhibition documents Pollok-Morris's journey and celebrates the creations of many notable contemporary designers and artists working in the Scottish landscape. Through his documentary-style photographs, Pollok-Morris aims to capture "everyday" images of these landscapes from the point of view of those who envisioned and created them. The exhibition uses examples from all corners of the country to celebrate the important role of gardens and land art in international arts and culture.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 817-8700

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2014-02-28 2014-02-28 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 23:55:11 EDT
<![CDATA[English Reading For Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/28/english-reading-for-adults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/28/english-reading-for-adults Date: February 28, 2014

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-02-28 2014-02-28 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 23:55:11 EDT
<![CDATA[Sit Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/28/sit-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/28/sit-aerobics Date: February 28, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 771-2787

Location: St. Johns Recreation Center

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2014-02-28 2014-02-28 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.6735, -73.9348 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 23:55:11 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Pilates]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/28/shape-up-nyc-pilates http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/28/shape-up-nyc-pilates Date: February 28, 2014

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-02-28 2014-02-28 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/528134f69ac11.jpg Thu, 17 Apr 2014 23:55:11 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/28/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/28/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour Date: February 28, 2014

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

Travel from Grand Army Plaza, past the Pond and Gapstow Bridge, and stop at the Dairy on this trip through the southern Park highlights.

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 degrees or heat index above 95 degrees).

Tour dates and times are subject to change without notice.

Note: Groups of seven or more must schedule a custom tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org or (212) 360-2726.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 12:45 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

Location: William Tecumseh Sherman Statue (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-02-28 2014-02-28 12:00 pm 12:45 pm 40.7646, -73.9731 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52a0f1200485b.jpg Thu, 17 Apr 2014 23:55:11 EDT
<![CDATA[Short Story Fiction/Non-Fiction Writing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/28/short-story-fictionnonfiction-writing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/28/short-story-fictionnonfiction-writing Date: February 28, 2014

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

This class is for adults.

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-02-28 2014-02-28 1:30 pm 3:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 23:55:11 EDT
<![CDATA[Seasonal Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/28/seasonal-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/28/seasonal-crafts Date: February 28, 2014

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-02-28 2014-02-28 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 23:55:11 EDT
<![CDATA[Adaptive Swim]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/28/adaptive-swim1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/28/adaptive-swim1 Date: February 28, 2014

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

To register, please call the Citywide Aquatics office at 718-760-6969 ext. 0.

Recreation Center membership is required to participate.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 234-9603

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

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M131 Hansborough Recreation Center 2014-02-28 2014-02-28 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.8128, -73.9393 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 23:55:11 EDT
<![CDATA[Adapted Aquatics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/28/adapted-aquatics1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/28/adapted-aquatics1 Date: February 28, 2014

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

To register, please call our Citywide Aquatics office at 718-760-6969 ext. 0.

Recreation Center membership is required to participate.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-760-6969 ext. 0

Location: Metropolitan Recreation Center

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B085 Metropolitan Recreation Center 2014-02-28 2014-02-28 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.7151, -73.9605 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 23:55:11 EDT
<![CDATA[Adaptive Swim]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/28/adaptive-swim http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/28/adaptive-swim Date: February 28, 2014

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

To register, please call the Citywide Aquatics office at 718-760-6969 ext. 0.

Recreation Center membership is required.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 447-2020

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

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M164 Asser Levy Playground 2014-02-28 2014-02-28 3:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7361, -73.9757 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 23:55:11 EDT
<![CDATA[After School Ice Skating (Registration Full)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/28/after-school-ice-skating http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/28/after-school-ice-skating Date: February 28, 2014

Learn the basic elements of ice skating through group and individual instruction.

Participation in this 10-session program includes use of all equipment.

Ages 5 – 7. Space is limited; advance registration required.

Please note: Registration is full.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 348-4867

Location: Lasker Pool & Rink (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-02-28 2014-02-28 4:00 pm 4:30 pm 40.7964, -73.9547 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 23:55:11 EDT
<![CDATA[Adapted Aquatics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/28/adapted-aquatics2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/28/adapted-aquatics2 Date: February 28, 2014

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

To register, please call our Citywide Aquatics office at 718-760-6969 ext. 0.

Recreation Center membership is required.

Start time: 4:30 pm

End time: 5:30 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 2014-02-28 2014-02-28 4:30 pm 5:30 pm 40.8108, -73.9147 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 23:55:11 EDT
<![CDATA[Adapted Aquatics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/28/adapted-aquatics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/28/adapted-aquatics Date: February 28, 2014

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

To register, please call the Citywide Aquatics office at 718-760-6969 ext. 0.

Recreation Center membership is required.

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 271-7572

Location: Flushing Meadows Corona Park Aquatics Center

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2014-02-28 2014-02-28 5:30 pm 6:30 pm 40.7516, -73.8372 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 23:55:11 EDT
<![CDATA[Black History Month Celebration at Sorrentino Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/28/black-history-month-celebration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/28/black-history-month-celebration Date: February 28, 2014

Come join us as we celebrate Black History Month with an evening of African dance and Zumba demonstrations, and a short play performed by our afterschool and youth members!

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: 7184714818

Location: Sorrentino Recreation Center

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Q446 Sorrentino Recreation Center 2014-02-28 2014-02-28 6:00 pm 40.6024, -73.7625 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 23:55:11 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Youth Open Mic!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/28/arts-culture-funs-2014-winter-series-youth-open-mic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/28/arts-culture-funs-2014-winter-series-youth-open-mic Date: February 28, 2014

Get creative at NYC Park's cultural arts center! Share, sing, or play your artwork at Von King's open mic at this event for teens and young adults.

Registration is required to participate, so let us know early. Contact Deb Grant or Gene Fowler at (718) 622-2082 to perform.

Presented by Arts, Culture & Fun.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 622-2082

Location: Herbert Von King Cultural Arts Center (in Herbert Von King Park)

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B088 Herbert Von King Park 2014-02-28 2014-02-28 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.6899, -73.9467 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 23:55:11 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Cardio Sculpt]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/28/shape-up-nyc-cardio-sculpt http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/28/shape-up-nyc-cardio-sculpt Date: February 28, 2014

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

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

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: McDonald Park House (in McDonald Playground)

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R034 McDonald Playground 2014-02-28 2014-02-28 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.6291, -74.1155 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 23:55:11 EDT
<![CDATA[Brooklyn Winter Movie Series: Spy Kids 3D Game Over]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/28/brooklyn-winter-movie-series-spy-kids-3d-game-over http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/28/brooklyn-winter-movie-series-spy-kids-3d-game-over Date: February 28, 2014

Duck inside for a free movie series now showing at recreation centers in Brooklyn.

In Spy Kids 3D: Game Over, Carmen gets trapped inside a virtual reality game designed by a new nemesis. Juni must save her and the world!

Open to the public. Free popcorn!

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 218-2380

Location: McCarren Play Center

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2014-02-28 2014-02-28 7:00 pm 40.7202, -73.951 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 23:55:11 EDT
<![CDATA[Hearts & All That Jazz]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/28/hearts-all-that-jazz http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/28/hearts-all-that-jazz Date: February 28, 2014

The Conference House Association has rescheduled their February event, Hearts and All That Jazz, an evening of jazz, small bites, sweet delights, and liquid refreshments. This event features whirlwind music by Jazz Union, led by Don Vivelo of Staten Island. Come hear them fill up the house with swings and sways as you munch away on finger foods and treats. Raffles will also be available to have a chance to take something home with you!

Tickets are $30 each. Reservations required by February 24. Credit cards and checks are accepted.

For more information call (718) 984-6046 or email ConferenceHouseEvents@gmail.com.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 984-6046

Location: Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2014-02-28 2014-02-28 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.502, -74.2514 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 23:55:11 EDT
<![CDATA[Doors To The Bronx Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/01/doors-to-the-bronx-exhibition1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/01/doors-to-the-bronx-exhibition1 Date: March 1, 2014

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-03-01 2014-03-01 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 23:55:11 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: “Get the Picture?”]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/01/art-in-the-garden-get-the-picture3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/01/art-in-the-garden-get-the-picture3 Date: March 1, 2014

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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<![CDATA[Greenmarket at Grand Army Plaza]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/01/greenmarket-at-grand-army-plaza http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/01/greenmarket-at-grand-army-plaza Date: March 1, 2014

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Grand Army Plaza

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B040 Grand Army Plaza 2014-03-01 2014-03-01 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.6735, -73.9701 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52c7206a84855.jpg Thu, 17 Apr 2014 23:55:11 EDT
<![CDATA[ESL Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/01/esl-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/01/esl-class Date: March 1, 2014

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-03-01 2014-03-01 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 23:55:11 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Shape Up NYC: Zumba]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/01/shape-up-nyc-zumba http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/01/shape-up-nyc-zumba Date: March 1, 2014

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

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

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

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: McDonald Park House (in McDonald Playground)

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R034 McDonald Playground 2014-03-01 2014-03-01 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.6291, -74.1155 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 23:55:11 EDT
<![CDATA[The Orchid Show: Key West Contemporary]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/01/the-orchid-show-key-west-contemporary http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/01/the-orchid-show-key-west-contemporary Date: March 1, 2014

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

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2014-03-01 2014-03-01 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 23:55:11 EDT
<![CDATA[Close: A Journey in Scotland at The New York Botanical Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/01/close-a-journey-in-scotland-at-the-new-york-botanical-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/01/close-a-journey-in-scotland-at-the-new-york-botanical-garden Date: March 1, 2014

The word "close" is a traditional Scottish word that describes a landscape so inspirational that heaven seems closer to Earth in that place.

In 2004 when landscape photographer and journalist Allan Pollok-Morris learned that Little Sparta, a garden designed by Ian Hamilton Finlay, had been named the most important work of art in Scotland, he was inspired to travel throughout his home country in search of new works in landscape design and land art.

This exhibition documents Pollok-Morris's journey and celebrates the creations of many notable contemporary designers and artists working in the Scottish landscape. Through his documentary-style photographs, Pollok-Morris aims to capture "everyday" images of these landscapes from the point of view of those who envisioned and created them. The exhibition uses examples from all corners of the country to celebrate the important role of gardens and land art in international arts and culture.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 817-8700

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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<![CDATA[Tunisian Crochet Beginners]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/01/tunisian-crochet-beginners http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/01/tunisian-crochet-beginners Date: March 1, 2014

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

Materials required:

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/01/shape-up-nyc-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/01/shape-up-nyc-aerobics Date: March 1, 2014

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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<![CDATA[Knitting & Crocheting for Intermediate and Advanced Levels]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/01/knitcrochet-intermediate-group http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/01/knitcrochet-intermediate-group Date: March 1, 2014

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

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

Must be able to read and follow patterns.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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