NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2014 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://www.nycgovparks.org/sub_things_to_do/upcoming_events/events_search.php NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Sat, 19 Apr 2014 19:51:26 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[Shape Up NYC: Chair Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/03/shape-up-nyc-chair-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/03/shape-up-nyc-chair-aerobics Date: March 3, 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 2014-03-03 2014-03-03 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.8108, -73.9147 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 15:51:26 EDT
<![CDATA[The Orchid Show: Key West Contemporary]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/03/the-orchid-show-key-west-contemporary http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/03/the-orchid-show-key-west-contemporary Date: March 3, 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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2014-03-03 2014-03-03 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 15:51:26 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/03/shape-up-nyc-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/03/shape-up-nyc-aerobics Date: March 3, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: McDonald Park House (in McDonald Playground)

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R034 McDonald Playground 2014-03-03 2014-03-03 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.6291, -74.1155 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 15:51:26 EDT
<![CDATA[Chair Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/03/chair-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/03/chair-yoga Date: March 3, 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 2014-03-03 2014-03-03 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7361, -73.9757 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 15:51:26 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Chair Toning]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/03/shape-up-nyc-chair-toning http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/03/shape-up-nyc-chair-toning Date: March 3, 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 2014-03-03 2014-03-03 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.8108, -73.9147 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 15:51:26 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Tax Preparation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/03/free-tax-preparation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/03/free-tax-preparation Date: March 3, 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 2014-03-03 2014-03-03 10:30 am 2:30 pm 40.8406, -73.8428 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 15:51:26 EDT
<![CDATA[Monday Movement]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/03/monday-movement http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/03/monday-movement Date: March 3, 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 2014-03-03 2014-03-03 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.6566, -73.902 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 15:51:26 EDT
<![CDATA[Beginner Hockey Clinic (Registration Full)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/03/beginner-hockey-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/03/beginner-hockey-clinic Date: March 3, 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 2014-03-03 2014-03-03 4:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.7964, -73.9547 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 15:51:26 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Kettlebell, Core and Conditioning]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/03/shape-up-nyc-kettlebell-core-and-conditioning http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/03/shape-up-nyc-kettlebell-core-and-conditioning Date: March 3, 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 2014-03-03 2014-03-03 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.6291, -74.1155 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 15:51:26 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC's Couch to 5K: Group Run]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/03/shape-up-nycs-couch-to-5k-group-run http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/03/shape-up-nycs-couch-to-5k-group-run Date: March 3, 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 2014-03-03 2014-03-03 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.6643, -73.9639 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52d4140b7303f.jpg Sat, 19 Apr 2014 15:51:26 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Body Blast]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/03/shape-up-nyc-body-blast http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/03/shape-up-nyc-body-blast Date: March 3, 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 2014-03-03 2014-03-03 7:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.6291, -74.1155 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 15:51:26 EDT
<![CDATA[Beginners Tunisian Crochet]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/04/tunisian-crochet-beginners http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/04/tunisian-crochet-beginners Date: March 4, 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 2014-03-04 2014-03-04 1:30 am 2:30 am 40.865, -73.8947 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 15:51:26 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/04/my-morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/04/my-morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: March 4, 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 2014-03-04 2014-03-04 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.8606, -73.9338 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 15:51:26 EDT
<![CDATA[Doors To The Bronx Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/04/doors-to-the-bronx-exhibition1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/04/doors-to-the-bronx-exhibition1 Date: March 4, 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 2014-03-04 2014-03-04 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 15:51:26 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: “Get the Picture?”]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/04/art-in-the-garden-get-the-picture3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/04/art-in-the-garden-get-the-picture3 Date: March 4, 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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2014-03-04 2014-03-04 8:00 am 4:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 15:51:26 EDT
<![CDATA[Van Cortlandt Park, Installing Deer Browse Guards]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/04/van-cortlandt-park-installing-deer-browse-guards http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/04/van-cortlandt-park-installing-deer-browse-guards Date: March 4, 2014

Volunteer with Natural Areas Volunteers (NAV) at Van Cortlandt Park to help protect our young trees from deer browse. Volunteers will be trained in basic tree identification and proper fitting and installation of tree guards. These tree guards will prevent deer from rubbing and feeding on young trees. Come dressed in sturdy boots or shoes and warm clothing that can get dirty. Please meet your NAV Technical Leader at East 238th Street and Van Cortlandt Park East.

Space is limited. Registration is required for this event.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212)360-3318

Location: Van Cortlandt Park East and East 238th Street (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2014-03-04 2014-03-04 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8991, -73.8735 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 15:51:26 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Zumba]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/04/shape-up-nyc-zumba http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/04/shape-up-nyc-zumba Date: March 4, 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 2014-03-04 2014-03-04 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.6291, -74.1155 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 15:51:26 EDT
<![CDATA[The Orchid Show: Key West Contemporary]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/04/the-orchid-show-key-west-contemporary http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/04/the-orchid-show-key-west-contemporary Date: March 4, 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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2014-03-04 2014-03-04 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 15:51:26 EDT
<![CDATA[Close: A Journey in Scotland at The New York Botanical Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/04/close-a-journey-in-scotland-at-the-new-york-botanical-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/04/close-a-journey-in-scotland-at-the-new-york-botanical-garden Date: March 4, 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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2014-03-04 2014-03-04 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 15:51:26 EDT
<![CDATA[Art for Us Adaptive Art Program]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/04/art-for-us-adaptive-art-program http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/04/art-for-us-adaptive-art-program Date: March 4, 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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2014-03-04 2014-03-04 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7202, -73.951 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 15:51:26 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Zumba Toning]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/04/shape-up-nyc-zumba1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/04/shape-up-nyc-zumba1 Date: March 4, 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 2014-03-04 2014-03-04 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.6291, -74.1155 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 15:51:26 EDT
<![CDATA[Chair Fitness with Weights]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/04/chair-fitness-with-weights http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/04/chair-fitness-with-weights Date: March 4, 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 2014-03-04 2014-03-04 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7296, -74.0054 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 15:51:26 EDT
<![CDATA[Abs Workout]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/04/abs-work-out http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/04/abs-work-out Date: March 4, 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 2014-03-04 2014-03-04 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 15:51:26 EDT
<![CDATA[Adult Adaptive Sports]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/04/adult-adaptive-sports http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/04/adult-adaptive-sports Date: March 4, 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 2014-03-04 2014-03-04 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.7715, -73.9885 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 15:51:26 EDT
<![CDATA[Meditation Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/04/meditation-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/04/meditation-class Date: March 4, 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 2014-03-04 2014-03-04 1:00 pm 1:45 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 15:51:26 EDT
<![CDATA[Knitting & Crocheting for Intermediate and Advanced Levels]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/04/knitcroxchet-intermediate-group http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/04/knitcroxchet-intermediate-group Date: March 4, 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 2014-03-04 2014-03-04 2:30 pm 3:30 am 40.865, -73.8947 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 15:51:26 EDT
<![CDATA[Mardi Gras Movie Night: The Princess and the Frog]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/04/mardi-gras-movie-night http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/04/mardi-gras-movie-night Date: March 4, 2014

Children can enjoy an evening of refreshments, crafts, and games and enjoy a feature presentation of Disney's "The Princess and the Frog."

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 393-7370

Location: Sorrentino Recreation Center

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Q446 Sorrentino Recreation Center 2014-03-04 2014-03-04 5:00 pm 40.6024, -73.7625 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 15:51:26 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Cardio Sculpt]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/04/shape-up-nyc-cardio-sculpt1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/04/shape-up-nyc-cardio-sculpt1 Date: March 4, 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 2014-03-04 2014-03-04 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.6291, -74.1155 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 15:51:26 EDT
<![CDATA[Wheelchair Basketball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/04/wheelchair-basketball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/04/wheelchair-basketball Date: March 4, 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 2014-03-04 2014-03-04 7:45 pm 9:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8344 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 15:51:26 EDT
<![CDATA[Doors To The Bronx Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/05/doors-to-the-bronx-exhibition1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/05/doors-to-the-bronx-exhibition1 Date: March 5, 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 2014-03-05 2014-03-05 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 15:51:26 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: “Get the Picture?”]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/05/art-in-the-garden-get-the-picture3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/05/art-in-the-garden-get-the-picture3 Date: March 5, 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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2014-03-05 2014-03-05 8:00 am 4:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 15:51:26 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Chair Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/05/shape-up-nyc-chair-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/05/shape-up-nyc-chair-aerobics Date: March 5, 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 2014-03-05 2014-03-05 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.8108, -73.9147 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 15:51:26 EDT
<![CDATA[The Orchid Show: Key West Contemporary]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/05/the-orchid-show-key-west-contemporary http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/05/the-orchid-show-key-west-contemporary Date: March 5, 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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2014-03-05 2014-03-05 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 15:51:26 EDT
<![CDATA[Close: A Journey in Scotland at The New York Botanical Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/05/close-a-journey-in-scotland-at-the-new-york-botanical-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/05/close-a-journey-in-scotland-at-the-new-york-botanical-garden Date: March 5, 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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2014-03-05 2014-03-05 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 15:51:26 EDT
<![CDATA[Sit Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/05/sit-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/05/sit-aerobics Date: March 5, 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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2014-03-05 2014-03-05 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.6735, -73.9348 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 15:51:26 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Chair Toning]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/05/shape-up-nyc-chair-toning http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/05/shape-up-nyc-chair-toning Date: March 5, 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 2014-03-05 2014-03-05 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.8108, -73.9147 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 15:51:26 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Boot Camp]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/05/shape-up-nyc-bootcamp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/05/shape-up-nyc-bootcamp Date: March 5, 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 2014-03-05 2014-03-05 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 15:51:26 EDT
<![CDATA[GreenThumb Workshop: Starting Seeds Indoors]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/05/greenthumb-workshop-starting-seeds-indoors http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/05/greenthumb-workshop-starting-seeds-indoors Date: March 5, 2014

Learn the basics of seed starting and find the answers to: When to start seeds indoors, which seeds should be started indoors, and what do they need to thrive indoors? Pick up vegetable, flower and herb seeds for your garden group.

This workshop is given in partnership with the New York Botanical Garden.

This is a bilingual English/Spanish workshop. (Este programa va a estar presentado en español y ingles.)

Please RSVP.

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 788-8070

Location: Garden of Life and Health

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2014-03-05 2014-03-05 11:30 am 12:30 pm 40.8216, -73.9154 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 15:51:26 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/05/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/05/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park Date: March 5, 2014

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

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

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

For the latest information or to see more dates for this tour, check 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 2014-03-05 2014-03-05 12:00 pm 1:30 pm 40.7725, -73.967 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53063c99b6a83.jpg Sat, 19 Apr 2014 15:51:26 EDT
<![CDATA[Adaptive Dance]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/05/adaptive-dance http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/05/adaptive-dance Date: March 5, 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 2014-03-05 2014-03-05 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.8242, -73.9425 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 15:51:26 EDT
<![CDATA[GreenThumb Workshop: Starting Seeds Indoors]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/05/greenthumb-workshop-starting-seeds-indoors1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/05/greenthumb-workshop-starting-seeds-indoors1 Date: March 5, 2014

Learn the basics of seed starting and find out when to start seeds indoors, which seeds should be started indoors, and what they need to thrive indoors. Pick up vegetable, flower and herb seeds for your garden group.

This workshop is given in partnership with the New York Botanical Garden.

This is a bilingual English/Spanish workshop. (Este programa va a estar presentado en español y ingles.)

Please RSVP.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 788-8070

Location: Garden of Life and Health

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2014-03-05 2014-03-05 4:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.8216, -73.9154 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 15:51:26 EDT
<![CDATA[Mardi Gras Movie Night: The Princess and the Frog]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/05/mardi-gras-movie-night-the-princess-and-the-frog http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/05/mardi-gras-movie-night-the-princess-and-the-frog Date: March 5, 2014

Children can enjoy an evening of refreshments, crafts, and games and enjoy a feature presentation of Disney's "The Princess and the Frog."

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 393-7370

Location: Roy Wilkins Recreation Center

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Q448 Roy Wilkins Recreation Center 2014-03-05 2014-03-05 4:00 pm 40.6881, -73.7701 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 15:51:26 EDT
<![CDATA[After School Ice Skating (Registration Full)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/05/after-school-ice-skating http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/05/after-school-ice-skating Date: March 5, 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 2014-03-05 2014-03-05 4:00 pm 4:30 pm 40.7964, -73.9547 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 15:51:26 EDT
<![CDATA[Wheelchair Basketball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/05/wheelchair-basketball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/05/wheelchair-basketball Date: March 5, 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 2014-03-05 2014-03-05 6:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.8441, -73.9188 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 15:51:26 EDT
<![CDATA[STRATA Exhibition Opening]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/05/strata1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/05/strata1 Date: March 5, 2014

The artists featured in STRATA, Marie Lorenz, Katy Fischer and Max Warsh, collect and arrange artifacts from the urban environment—including river flotsam, ceramic shards, and architectural details—through various modes of discovery. They use their collections as source material for multilayered, abstract compositions that reframe our familiar surroundings and challenge the division between man-made and organic in favor of a more seamless view of the material world.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-03-05 2014-03-05 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 15:51:26 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Yoga - Relax and Stretch]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/05/shape-up-nyc-yoga-relax-and-stretch http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/05/shape-up-nyc-yoga-relax-and-stretch Date: March 5, 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 2014-03-05 2014-03-05 7:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.6291, -74.1155 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 15:51:26 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/06/my-morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/06/my-morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: March 6, 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 2014-03-06 2014-03-06 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.8606, -73.9338 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 15:51:26 EDT
<![CDATA[Doors To The Bronx Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/06/doors-to-the-bronx-exhibition1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/06/doors-to-the-bronx-exhibition1 Date: March 6, 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 2014-03-06 2014-03-06 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 15:51:26 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: “Get the Picture?”]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/06/art-in-the-garden-get-the-picture3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/06/art-in-the-garden-get-the-picture3 Date: March 6, 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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2014-03-06 2014-03-06 8:00 am 4:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 15:51:26 EDT
<![CDATA[Arsenal Gallery Exhibition: STRATA]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/06/strata http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/06/strata Date: March 6, 2014

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-03-06 2014-03-06 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52fd2ae9dd9fd.jpg Sat, 19 Apr 2014 15:51:26 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Stretch, Tone and Balance]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/06/shape-up-nyc-stretch-tone-and-balance http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/06/shape-up-nyc-stretch-tone-and-balance Date: March 6, 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 2014-03-06 2014-03-06 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.6291, -74.1155 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 15:51:26 EDT
<![CDATA[The Orchid Show: Key West Contemporary]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/06/the-orchid-show-key-west-contemporary http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/06/the-orchid-show-key-west-contemporary Date: March 6, 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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2014-03-06 2014-03-06 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 15:51:26 EDT
<![CDATA[Close: A Journey in Scotland at The New York Botanical Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/06/close-a-journey-in-scotland-at-the-new-york-botanical-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/06/close-a-journey-in-scotland-at-the-new-york-botanical-garden Date: March 6, 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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2014-03-06 2014-03-06 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 15:51:26 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Stretching, Toning, Relaxation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/06/stretching-toning-relaxation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/06/stretching-toning-relaxation Date: March 6, 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 2014-03-06 2014-03-06 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 15:51:26 EDT
<![CDATA[Chair Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/06/chair-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/06/chair-yoga Date: March 6, 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 2014-03-06 2014-03-06 10:15 am 11:00 am 40.7296, -74.0054 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 15:51:26 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Total Body Workout]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/06/shape-up-nyc-total-body-workout http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/06/shape-up-nyc-total-body-workout Date: March 6, 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 2014-03-06 2014-03-06 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.8647, -73.8992 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 15:51:26 EDT
<![CDATA[Conversational English]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/06/conversational-english http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/06/conversational-english Date: March 6, 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 2014-03-06 2014-03-06 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 15:51:26 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Cardio, Toning, and Stretching]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/06/shape-up-nyc-cardio-toning-and-stretching http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/06/shape-up-nyc-cardio-toning-and-stretching Date: March 6, 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 2014-03-06 2014-03-06 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5277fbf99dc4d.jpg Sat, 19 Apr 2014 15:51:26 EDT
<![CDATA[Chair Fitness]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/06/chair-fitness http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/06/chair-fitness Date: March 6, 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 2014-03-06 2014-03-06 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7296, -74.0054 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 15:51:26 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: The Ramble]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/06/central-park-tour-the-ramble http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/06/central-park-tour-the-ramble Date: March 6, 2014

Pass over streams and under arches on a maze of pathways in this secluded, 38-acre woodland on this route, which involves many hills and stairs.

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

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Belvedere Castle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-03-06 2014-03-06 12:00 pm 1:15 pm 40.7793, -73.9691 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/530feb06b56e8.jpg Sat, 19 Apr 2014 15:51:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Learn To Draw]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/06/learn-to-draw http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/06/learn-to-draw Date: March 6, 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 2014-03-06 2014-03-06 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 15:51:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Grow to Learn/GreenThumb School Garden Seed Giveaway]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/06/grow-to-learngreenthumb-school-garden-seed-giveaway http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/06/grow-to-learngreenthumb-school-garden-seed-giveaway Date: March 6, 2014

Grow to Learn registered schools only will be able to receive 10-12 packets of vegetable, herb, and flower seeds. First come, first served, while supplies last.

RSVP is required for this event.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 788-8073

Location: GreenThumb Office

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2014-03-06 2014-03-06 4:00 pm 6:30 pm 40.7138, -74.0054 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 15:51:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Bootcamp]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/06/shape-up-nyc-bootcamp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/06/shape-up-nyc-bootcamp Date: March 6, 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 2014-03-06 2014-03-06 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.6291, -74.1155 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 15:51:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Extraordinary Women: Power, Influence, and the Conservation of the American Landscape]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/06/extraordinary-women-power-influence-and-the-conservation-of-the-american-landscape http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/06/extraordinary-women-power-influence-and-the-conservation-of-the-american-landscape Date: March 6, 2014

Amy Freitag lectures nationally on the history of women in conservation and is the Executive Director of the New York Restoration Project. With master’s degrees in both landscape architecture and historic preservation, she has been instrumental in parks administration, conservation, and historic preservation in New York City and Philadelphia.

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

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 885-1461

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2014-03-06 2014-03-06 7:30 pm 40.8705, -73.8109 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 15:51:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Doors To The Bronx Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/07/doors-to-the-bronx-exhibition1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/07/doors-to-the-bronx-exhibition1 Date: March 7, 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 2014-03-07 2014-03-07 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 15:51:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: “Get the Picture?”]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/07/art-in-the-garden-get-the-picture3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/07/art-in-the-garden-get-the-picture3 Date: March 7, 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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2014-03-07 2014-03-07 8:00 am 4:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 15:51:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Arsenal Gallery Exhibition: STRATA]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/07/strata http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/07/strata Date: March 7, 2014

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-03-07 2014-03-07 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52fd2ae9dd9fd.jpg Sat, 19 Apr 2014 15:51:27 EDT
<![CDATA[The Orchid Show: Key West Contemporary]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/07/the-orchid-show-key-west-contemporary http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/07/the-orchid-show-key-west-contemporary Date: March 7, 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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2014-03-07 2014-03-07 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 15:51:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Close: A Journey in Scotland at The New York Botanical Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/07/close-a-journey-in-scotland-at-the-new-york-botanical-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/07/close-a-journey-in-scotland-at-the-new-york-botanical-garden Date: March 7, 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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2014-03-07 2014-03-07 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 15:51:27 EDT
<![CDATA[English Reading For Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/07/english-reading-for-adults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/07/english-reading-for-adults Date: March 7, 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 2014-03-07 2014-03-07 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 15:51:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Sit Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/07/sit-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/07/sit-aerobics Date: March 7, 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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2014-03-07 2014-03-07 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.6735, -73.9348 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 15:51:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Northern Forts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/07/central-park-tour-northern-forts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/07/central-park-tour-northern-forts Date: March 7, 2014

History buffs will love this tour of the Harlem Meer and its environs, which were key lands in the American Revolution and the War of 1812. The route involves many hills and stairs.

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

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2014-03-07 2014-03-07 12:00 pm 1:15 pm 40.7968, -73.9515 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/530fede1b969d.jpg Sat, 19 Apr 2014 15:51:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Pilates]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/07/shape-up-nyc-pilates http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/07/shape-up-nyc-pilates Date: March 7, 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 2014-03-07 2014-03-07 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/528134f69ac11.jpg Sat, 19 Apr 2014 15:51:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Pilates]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/07/shape-up-nyc-pilates1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/07/shape-up-nyc-pilates1 Date: March 7, 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 2014-03-07 2014-03-07 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/528134f69ac11.jpg Sat, 19 Apr 2014 15:51:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Short Story Fiction/Non-Fiction Writing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/07/short-story-fictionnonfiction-writing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/07/short-story-fictionnonfiction-writing Date: March 7, 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 2014-03-07 2014-03-07 1:30 pm 3:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 15:51:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Seasonal Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/07/seasonal-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/07/seasonal-crafts Date: March 7, 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 2014-03-07 2014-03-07 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 15:51:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Adapted Aquatics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/07/adapted-aquatics1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/07/adapted-aquatics1 Date: March 7, 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 2014-03-07 2014-03-07 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.7151, -73.9605 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 15:51:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Adaptive Swim]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/07/adaptive-swim1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/07/adaptive-swim1 Date: March 7, 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 2014-03-07 2014-03-07 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.8128, -73.9393 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 15:51:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Adaptive Swim]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/07/adaptive-swim http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/07/adaptive-swim Date: March 7, 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 2014-03-07 2014-03-07 3:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7361, -73.9757 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 15:51:27 EDT
<![CDATA[After School Ice Skating (Registration Full)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/07/after-school-ice-skating http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/07/after-school-ice-skating Date: March 7, 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 2014-03-07 2014-03-07 4:00 pm 4:30 pm 40.7964, -73.9547 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 15:51:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Adapted Aquatics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/07/adapted-aquatics2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/07/adapted-aquatics2 Date: March 7, 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 2014-03-07 2014-03-07 4:30 pm 5:30 pm 40.8108, -73.9147 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 15:51:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Adapted Aquatics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/07/adapted-aquatics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/07/adapted-aquatics Date: March 7, 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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2014-03-07 2014-03-07 5:30 pm 6:30 pm 40.7516, -73.8372 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 15:51:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Cardio Sculpt]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/07/shape-up-nyc-cardio-sculpt http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/07/shape-up-nyc-cardio-sculpt Date: March 7, 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 2014-03-07 2014-03-07 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.6291, -74.1155 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 15:51:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Doors To The Bronx Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/08/doors-to-the-bronx-exhibition1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/08/doors-to-the-bronx-exhibition1 Date: March 8, 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 2014-03-08 2014-03-08 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 15:51:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: “Get the Picture?”]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/08/art-in-the-garden-get-the-picture3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/08/art-in-the-garden-get-the-picture3 Date: March 8, 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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2014-03-08 2014-03-08 8:00 am 4:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 15:51:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Greenmarket at Grand Army Plaza]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/08/greenmarket-at-grand-army-plaza http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/08/greenmarket-at-grand-army-plaza Date: March 8, 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 2014-03-08 2014-03-08 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.6735, -73.9701 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52c7206a84855.jpg Sat, 19 Apr 2014 15:51:27 EDT
<![CDATA[ESL Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/08/esl-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/08/esl-class Date: March 8, 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 2014-03-08 2014-03-08 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 15:51:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Volunteer to Install Deer Browse Guards at Van Cortlandt Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/08/van-cortlandt-park-installing-deer-browse-guards http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/08/van-cortlandt-park-installing-deer-browse-guards Date: March 8, 2014

Volunteer with Natural Areas Volunteers (NAV) at Van Cortlandt Park to help protect our young trees from deer browse. Volunteers will be trained in proper fitting and installation of tree guards. These tree guards will prevent deer from rubbing and feeding on young trees. Come dressed in sturdy boots or shoes and warm clothing that can get dirty. Please meet your NAV Technical Leader at East 238th Street and Van Cortlandt Park East.

Space is limited. Registration is required for this event.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-3317

Location: Van Cortlandt Park East and East 238th Street (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2014-03-08 2014-03-08 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8991, -73.8735 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 15:51:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Zumba]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/08/shape-up-nyc-zumba http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/08/shape-up-nyc-zumba Date: March 8, 2014

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

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

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: McDonald Park House (in McDonald Playground)

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R034 McDonald Playground 2014-03-08 2014-03-08 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.6291, -74.1155 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 15:51:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Intergenerational Garden Open House]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/08/intergenerational-garden-open-house http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/08/intergenerational-garden-open-house Date: March 8, 2014

Learn more about applying to Queens Botanical Garden's Intergenerational Garden that runs from spring through fall at the season-opener open house. The Intergenerational Garden & Food Pantry Project brings gardeners of all ages and backgrounds together to grow their own vegetables, contribute to the community, and learn how to be good environmental stewards. Spearheaded by dedicated volunteers, project members tend their own garden plots and share responsibilities of managing a large section dedicated to growing crops that are donated to local food pantries.

Limited space available; first come, first served. For more information, visit http://www.queensbotanical.org/programs/IntergenerationalGarden

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-03-08 2014-03-08 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 15:51:27 EDT
<![CDATA[The Orchid Show: Key West Contemporary]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/08/the-orchid-show-key-west-contemporary http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/08/the-orchid-show-key-west-contemporary Date: March 8, 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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2014-03-08 2014-03-08 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 15:51:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Close: A Journey in Scotland at The New York Botanical Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/08/close-a-journey-in-scotland-at-the-new-york-botanical-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/08/close-a-journey-in-scotland-at-the-new-york-botanical-garden Date: March 8, 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/2014/03/08/tunisian-crochet-beginners http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/08/tunisian-crochet-beginners Date: March 8, 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/2014/03/08/shape-up-nyc-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/08/shape-up-nyc-aerobics Date: March 8, 2014

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-03-08 2014-03-08 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 15:51:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Forest Restoration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/08/forest-restoration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/08/forest-restoration Date: March 8, 2014

Join the Greenbelt Natural Resource Team removing invasive plants and restoring trails in High Rock Park. Meet at the High Rock Park administration building.

To volunteer you must be age 14 and up, those under 14 must be accompanied by an adult. Gloves and tools are provided. Please bring water and a light snack with you.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 667-2165 x311

Location: 200 Nevada Avenue (in High Rock Park)

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<![CDATA[Knitting & Crocheting for Intermediate and Advanced Levels]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/08/knitcrochet-intermediate-group http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/08/knitcrochet-intermediate-group Date: March 8, 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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<![CDATA[National Girls and Women in Sports Day in Manhattan]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/08/national-girls-and-women-in-sports-day-in-manhattan http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/08/national-girls-and-women-in-sports-day-in-manhattan Date: March 8, 2014

Join us for National Girls and Women in Sports Day, an annual event honoring female athletes! To celebrate, NYC Parks has free events in all five boroughs.

Activities in Manhattan include:

  • Fitness challenge and talks led by WNBA's New York Liberty player Kym Hampton
  • Street hockey with Columbia University Ice Hockey team
  • Wendy Hilliard Foundation's rhythmic gymnastics demo
  • Rugby with NY Women's Rugby club
  • Handball with NYC Handball
  • Wheelchair basketball
  • Ultimate frisbee
  • Kickboxing instruction
  • Volleyball clinics with Hunter College
  • Softball clinics with Columbia University Softball team
  • Double dutch with Stan's Pepper Steppers
  • Golf putting games
  • Table tennis free play
  • Computer classes

Kids registered by 11:00 a.m. will receive a free t-shirt while supplies last! Girls are welcome at this family-friendly event.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 408-0262

Location: Tony Dapolito Recreation Center

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M103 Tony Dapolito Recreation Center 2014-03-08 2014-03-08 10:30 am 3:00 pm 40.7296, -74.0054 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 15:51:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Zumba Toning]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/08/shape-up-nyc-zumba1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/08/shape-up-nyc-zumba1 Date: March 8, 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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<![CDATA[Botanical Papermaking Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/08/botanical-papermaking-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/08/botanical-papermaking-workshop Date: March 8, 2014

Join Greenbelt resident artist Kathy Trimarco for a relaxing afternoon of learning the ancient art of making paper using a variety of botanical additives. Participants will make several sheets of paper and create a docorative date book cover embellished with natural materials. Pre-payment and registraition required.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2014-03-08 2014-03-08 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.5884, -74.1391 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 15:51:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Wilderness Survival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/08/wilderness-survival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/08/wilderness-survival Date: March 8, 2014

What would you do if you found yourself lost in the woods? Do you know how to build your own shelter, or start a fire without matches? What would you eat and where would you find water? Do you have what it takes to survive in the wild? Our Urban Park Rangers are skilled in the techniques of wilderness survival and emergency preparedness. On these fun, family friendly programs you will learn tips and tricks that will enhance your knowledge of the natural world, and might just save your life. Whether you are preparing for an extended journey through the woods or just want to be more prepared for any situation, a wilderness survival program is perfect for you. Wilderness survival programs feature hands-on activities in an outdoor setting.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

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

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2014-03-08 2014-03-08 11:00 am 40.7428, -73.7359 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 15:51:27 EDT