NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2016 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://nyc.gov/parks/events NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Fri, 29 Apr 2016 21:51:09 GMT <![CDATA[New York Road Runners Open Run: Run for Life - St. Mary's Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/27/new-york-road-runners-open-run-run-for-life-st-marys-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/27/new-york-road-runners-open-run-run-for-life-st-marys-park Date: February 27, 2016

Open Run is a new community-based initiative that launched in St. Mary's Park in the Bronx on National Running Day, June 3, 2015. Through this initiative, New York Road Runners is empowering local volunteers to bring free weekly runs to local neighborhood parks all over NYC.

All runs are directed by volunteers and are free to all participants. The finish line is open until the last person is done. The courses vary based on park, but they are between 2.5-3 miles. Participants are encouraged to arrive 15 minutes before the start of the run and to leave their valuables at home – bag check is not provided. No need to do anything before the run, just show up. Open to all ages, experience levels, walkers, strollers, dogs: All are welcome!

This program is in coordination with NYC Parks' Community Parks Initiative.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: St. Anns Avenue and East 149th Street (in St. Mary's Park)

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2016-02-27 2016-02-27 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.81409835815430000, -73.91290283203125000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/567b147d97ced.png Mon, 28 Dec 2015 18:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: A Desert under Glass]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/27/family-art-project-a-desert-under-glass http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/27/family-art-project-a-desert-under-glass Date: February 27, 2016

Leave winter behind. Go on a visit to Wave Hill’s Cactus and Succulent House. Spend some time sketching and painting the exotic desert dwellers, then, using sand and tempera paint, make a desert mirage.

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2016-02-27 2016-02-27 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56aa638ca95ba.jpg Tue, 02 Feb 2016 18:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[The Orchid Show: Orchidelirium]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/27/the-orchid-show-orchidelirum http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/27/the-orchid-show-orchidelirum Date: February 27, 2016

More thrilling than ever, the 14th annual Orchid Show transports visitors on a journey through orchid collecting history, each moment playing out against a stunning backdrop of thousands of orchids. Discover the far-flung adventures of orchid hunters swept up in 19th-century "orchidelirium," when explorers risked life and limb to secure these captivating flowers from jungles around the world. Then learn about NYBG's efforts to rescue illegally collected orchids that have been seized at international borders. Dance performances, a poetry reading, orchid care demonstrations, and shopping fill the daylight hours, while the return of our popular Orchid Evenings ensures many memorable celebrations after the sun has set.

For more information about the Orchid Show, please visit the New York Botanical Garden's website.

Save 20% on All-Garden Pass tickets: Use code 9210 online at nybg.org.
Valid only when you use code 9210 online at nybg.org. Valid for All-Garden Pass visits made February 27 through April 17. Offer subject to availability. Orders are limited to 6 tickets. Not valid on Special Event tickets or group tours. Discount cannot be combined with any other promotional offer or previously purchased tickets. Discount may be modified or withdrawn without prior notice. Tickets are not refundable or exchangeable.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 817-8700

Location: New York Botanical Garden

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2016-02-27 2016-02-27 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.86118619927200000, -73.88079619947500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56d46d2bf2185.jpg Mon, 29 Feb 2016 12:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Tai Chi Chuan]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/27/tai-chi-chuan http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/27/tai-chi-chuan Date: February 27, 2016

Quiet like a mountain, moving like a river, Tai Chi Chuan is a sequence of gentle movements based on images found in nature. In this class, Irving Yee, a member of the William CC Chen Tai Chi School, introduces students to the internal martial arts, and promotes awareness of their health benefits. Students split into groups according to their level of expertise, exploring movements at their own pace, whether as beginners or more advanced students of Tai Chi. Classes are held indoors November through April.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2016-02-27 2016-02-27 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56a10c9753a5a.jpg Fri, 22 Jan 2016 11:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Northern Forts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/27/central-park-tour-northern-forts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/27/central-park-tour-northern-forts Date: February 27, 2016

Did you know that the north end of Central Park has a rich history that includes the British having been stationed here during the American Revolution, and American troops stationed there during the War of 1812? Recent archaeological and historical investigations in the area have revealed even more information about how the "Fort Landscape" was used in the late 18th and early 19th centuries, before this area was part of Central Park. This season, join our guides and learn the history of this part of the Park, get insight into the studies in the area, and appreciate the recent restorations undertaken by the Conservancy.

Highlights of this tour include McGowan's Pass, Fort Clinton, Nutter's Battery, and the Harlem Meer.

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

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review the Central Park Conservancy's policies carefully.

Groups of seven or more must schedule a custom tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org.For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2016-02-27 2016-02-27 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.79679870605469000, -73.95149993896484000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/564242ad5ee65.jpg Wed, 06 Jan 2016 15:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Lunar New Year at the Prospect Park Zoo]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/27/lunar-new-year-at-the-prospect-park-zoo http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/27/lunar-new-year-at-the-prospect-park-zoo Date: February 27, 2016

The WCS’s (Wildlife Conservation Society) Prospect Park Zoo is celebrating the Year of the Monkey with special activities to ring in the Lunar New Year.

Activities each day include:

  • Hao Bang Ah Monkey Puppet Show – The Chinese Theatre Works will perform a special Year of the Monkey puppet show for visitors of all ages. (1 and 2:30 p.m.)
  • Monkey Treats – Visitors will make enrichment items that keepers will present to the zoo’s monkeys in celebration of the occasion. (12:30 and 3:30 p.m.)
  • Lunar New Year Zodiac Scavenger Hunt – Visitors will use a scavenger hunt map to search for answers about zoo animals that might also be represented in the lunar zodiac. Those who complete the hunt will receive a prize. (11 a.m. to 4 p.m)
  • Calligraphy – Visitors will take home a piece of the celebration by coloring monkey-themed bookmarks and have a Chinese calligraphy expert write on one side. (1:30 to 2:30 p.m. and 3 to 4 p.m.)
  • Lunar New Year Craft – Visitors will make a special craft to celebrate the new year. (11 a.m. to 1 p.m.)
  • Discovery Center – The zoo’s Discovery Center will be open and decorated for the new year. Education staff will introduce visitors to the zoo’s rabbit, another animal represented in the lunar zodiac. (11 a.m. to 4 p.m.)
  • Sea Lion Feedings – The zoo’s daily sea lion feedings will take place at 11:30 a.m., 2 and 4 p.m.

All event times are subject to change. For a complete schedule, visit prospectparkzoo.com.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 399-7339

Location: Prospect Park Zoo (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2016-02-27 2016-02-27 11:00 am 4:30 pm 40.66527557373047000, -73.96540832519531000 Fri, 22 Jan 2016 13:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[GreenThumb Workshop: Fruit Tree Pruning]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/27/greenthumb-workshop-fruit-tree-pruning http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/27/greenthumb-workshop-fruit-tree-pruning Date: February 27, 2016

Learn why fruit trees need annual pruning for best production. Discover and practice how to prune the different types of fruit trees. We will prune at the ideal time of year, in late winter.

Please RSVP here.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 602-5300

Location: Drew Gardens

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2016-02-27 2016-02-27 11:00 am 1:30 pm 40.83980178833008000, -73.87889862060547000 Mon, 25 Jan 2016 15:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Volunteer Open House]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/27/volunteer-open-house http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/27/volunteer-open-house Date: February 27, 2016

Looking to volunteer? Come learn about fun volunteer opportunities at Queens Botanical Garden. Meet department representatives and seasoned volunteers to learn firsthand what it’s like to be a volunteer at Queens Botanical Garden! Wrap up with a winter tour of the grounds.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2016-02-27 2016-02-27 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56a29847271e4.JPG Wed, 27 Jan 2016 17:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Playwriting for Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/27/playwriting-for-adults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/27/playwriting-for-adults Date: February 27, 2016

Join Juan Ramirez in a playwriting series of workshops at the Poe Park Visitor Center on Saturdays. This class is for adults. The class will workshop:

  • Creating characters, monologues and outlines
  • Proper play format
  • How to make character dialogue natural
  • Emphasizing character development
  • How to find inspiration with the world around you
  • Discovering genres

Fun exercises: Characters writing letters to each other, characters talking to other fictional characters, writing like other playwrights

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2016-02-27 2016-02-27 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Wed, 30 Dec 2015 12:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[She's On Point: A Celebration of Girls in Sports]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/27/shes-on-point-a-celebration-of-girls-in-sports http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/27/shes-on-point-a-celebration-of-girls-in-sports Date: February 27, 2016

Join NYC Parks to celebrate, honor and engage young women and girls in sports! Featuring sports demos, fun activities, giveaways and more. Open to all members of the public, ages 6 and up.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 234-9602

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

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M131 Hansborough Recreation Center 2016-02-27 2016-02-27 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.81280136108398400, -73.93930053710938000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56ce210c6f408.JPG Thu, 25 Feb 2016 15:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Learn to Play Soccer with Coach Victor Campbell]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/27/learn-to-play-soccer-with-coach-victor-campbell http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/27/learn-to-play-soccer-with-coach-victor-campbell Date: February 27, 2016

Children and youth ages 6-12 years learn fundamental and advanced soccer skills.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

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 2016-02-27 2016-02-27 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.81079864501953000, -73.91470336914062000 Wed, 23 Sep 2015 18:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Lighthouses of the Greenbelt]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/27/lighthouses-of-the-greenbelt http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/27/lighthouses-of-the-greenbelt Date: February 27, 2016

Learn about the two lighthouses that border the Greenbelt, and the importance of lighthouses in Staten Island's history.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2016-02-27 2016-02-27 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 Mon, 11 Jan 2016 18:00:01 EST
<![CDATA[Whimsical Winter Wonder...Closing Reception]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/27/whimsical-winter-wonderclosing-reception http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/27/whimsical-winter-wonderclosing-reception Date: February 27, 2016

The Poe Park Visitor Center closes its 3rd Annual Whimsical Winter Wonder...exhibition with one last chance to meet and greet the artists. The exhibition features over 20 pieces of work from emerging and established artists whose works demonstrate the range of talent in the beautiful borough of the Bronx, the last home of Edgar Allan Poe.

Visit us for your last chance to see the Whimsical Winter Wonder… exhibition and the delightful window display.

Start time: 1:00 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 2016-02-27 2016-02-27 1:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5699127f40355.jpg Tue, 02 Feb 2016 17:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Cooking Demo: Cooking with Vanilla]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/27/cooking-demo-cooking-with-vanilla http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/27/cooking-demo-cooking-with-vanilla Date: February 27, 2016

The taste of vanilla is hard to describe—and even harder to resist! The source of this enigmatic flavoring is Vanilla planifolia, an orchid native to Mexico. Watch as a chef from Wave Hill exclusive caterer Great Performances prepares some delicious dishes and, after sampling the results, take a stroll to the Marco Polo Stufano Conservatory to meet our very own vanilla plant and some of its lovely relatives.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2016-02-27 2016-02-27 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56aa6338e6865.jpg Tue, 02 Feb 2016 18:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Ed Center Open Hours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/27/ed-center-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/27/ed-center-open-hours Date: February 27, 2016

The Ed Center is open for free, drop-in hours four afternoons a week!

Get to know Brooklyn Bridge Park with our 250-gallon aquarium filled with critters from the East River, a 10’-scale model of Brooklyn Bridge Park, crafts, a reading corner, and much more!

Photo by Alexa Hoyer

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Environmental Education Center (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-02-27 2016-02-27 1:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.70428673171300000, -73.98938399553300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56b39ce479a04.jpg Thu, 04 Feb 2016 15:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Nature's Workshop: Natural Fiber Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/27/natures-workshop-natural-fiber-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/27/natures-workshop-natural-fiber-workshop Date: February 27, 2016

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

Learn how to extract fiber and dyes from natural plants and try your hand at tying and weaving techniques using cordage made from plant fiber. Participants are chosen by lottery. To enter your name in the lottery, visit www.nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Thursday, February 11th.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-421-2021

Location: Fort Greene Park Visitor Center (in Fort Greene Park)

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B032 Fort Greene Park 2016-02-27 2016-02-27 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.69219970703125000, -73.97480010986328000 Wed, 09 Dec 2015 16:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Fire-Making Skills]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/27/fire-making-skills http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/27/fire-making-skills Date: February 27, 2016

Our Urban Park Rangers are well versed in outdoor lore. 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. All programs are family friendly, but are recommended for ages 8 years and older.

Fire is mankind's greatest discovery. Learn primitive and modern methods for making fire safely and responsibly while exploring the great outdoors.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-548-0912

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2016-02-27 2016-02-27 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.89110183715800000, -73.89399719238300000 Wed, 09 Dec 2015 16:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Historic New York: Fort Totten Architecture]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/27/historic-new-york-fort-totten-architecture http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/27/historic-new-york-fort-totten-architecture Date: February 27, 2016

Urban Park Rangers specialize in interpretation of historic turning points, both natural and man-made, in our city’s long history. This “Historic New York” program highlights the history and architecture of Fort Totten.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-352-1769

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

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Q458 Fort Totten Park 2016-02-27 2016-02-27 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.79520034790039000, -73.77839660644531000 Mon, 14 Dec 2015 13:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Goalball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/27/goalball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/27/goalball Date: February 27, 2016

Goalball is a Paralympic sport for athletes with visual impairments.It is played by two teams of three who are blindfolded using a ball with bells inside.

The ball is the size of a basketball but twice the weight. All abilities are welcome! Interested players can attend anytime. Membership is required.

For more information, email Rodolfo.Guevara@parks.nyc.gov.

Start time: 1:45 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-3319

Location: Chelsea Recreation Center

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M260 Chelsea Recreation Center 2016-02-27 2016-02-27 1:45 pm 4:00 pm 40.74829864501953000, -74.00219726562500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56bb8530e2b9a.jpg Thu, 11 Feb 2016 19:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Paper Arts & Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/27/paper-arts-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/27/paper-arts-crafts Date: February 27, 2016

Participants of all ages will have fun creating paper arts & crafts items to take home. Projects may include origami, decoupage, kirigami, collage, paper cutting, and more.

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 2016-02-27 2016-02-27 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Wed, 30 Dec 2015 17:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Union Square: Crossroads of New York Walking Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/27/union-square-crossroads-of-new-york-walking-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/27/union-square-crossroads-of-new-york-walking-tour Date: February 27, 2016

The Union Square Partnership teamed with Big Onion Walking Tours to create a free, 90-minute walking tour Saturdays entitled Union Square: Crossroads of New York. The tour departs from the Abraham Lincoln Statue located along the 16th Street transverse. With the help of a tour guide, you will explore the social and political history of the Union Square neighborhood through discussions of the people, history, architecture, and forces that have shaped this community. Reservations are not required for individuals, but are required for groups.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 517-1826

Location: Abraham Lincoln Statue (in Union Square Park)

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M089 Union Square Park 2016-02-27 2016-02-27 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.73630142211914000, -73.99009704589844000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54cfe899a5d4d.jpg Tue, 15 Dec 2015 11:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Le Petit Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/27/le-petit-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/27/le-petit-art Date: February 27, 2016

Create miniature works of art (4"x6") or less using multiple mediums like acrylic paint, water color, pastel, pencil, ink, and surfaces like wood, canvas, paper, metal, and glass.

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 2016-02-27 2016-02-27 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Mon, 31 Aug 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Leading the Way: Six Outstanding Women of Queens]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/27/leading-the-way-six-outstanding-women-of-queens http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/27/leading-the-way-six-outstanding-women-of-queens Date: February 27, 2016

The Queens Historical Society presents their newest exhibition, Leading the Way: Six Outstanding Women of Queens. Featuring women from diverse fields and backgrounds, who at one point in their lives lived and worked in Queens, the exhibition highlights the life and work of Helen Keller, Betty Friedan, Rise Stevens, Lisa Randall, Grace Lee Boggs, and Yeou-Cheng Ma. Also on display is an interactive installation of handmade sea glass-like objects by artist M. J. Levy Dickson, as an homage to Helen Keller. On view Tuesdays, Saturdays and Sundays from 2:30-4:30 p.m. until May 2016.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 939-0647

Location: Kingsland Homestead (in Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech)

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Q022 Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech 2016-02-27 2016-02-27 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.76369857788086000, -73.82399749755860000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5591a2b96e22b.jpg Mon, 29 Feb 2016 18:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Yoga with Awesome Asana]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/27/yoga-with-awesome-asana http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/27/yoga-with-awesome-asana Date: February 27, 2016

Every Saturday at 3 p.m. at Morris-Jumel Mansion, certified yoga instructor Chelsea Best conducts Awesome Asana Yoga, an open-level Vinyasa class designed to accommodate beginners and experts alike.

All are welcome, and mats, if you haven’t one, are provided.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:05 pm

Contact phone: (212) 923-8008

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

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M073 Roger Morris Park 2016-02-27 2016-02-27 3:00 pm 4:05 pm 40.83449935913086000, -73.93849945068360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56968379cec80.jpg Wed, 20 Jan 2016 19:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Wag-A-Long]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/27/wagalong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/27/wagalong Date: February 27, 2016

Have your best friend tag-a-long on a curated walk led by the Wag Club. See the best sights of the park, learn where you and your dog can play, and why some of the park areas need to be off limits.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Main Street Dog Run (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-02-27 2016-02-27 3:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.70437213210200000, -73.98966830968900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56b3aff8835f5.JPG Thu, 04 Feb 2016 16:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Storefront Science: Who Knows What Owls Eat?]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/27/storefront-science-who-knows-what-owls-eat http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/27/storefront-science-who-knows-what-owls-eat Date: February 27, 2016

Did you know that Inwood Hill Park is called home by the great-horned owl? Eastern screech-owls also nest in the vicinity. Find out how these animals survive in our parks and what they eat!

Want to learn more about food chains and food webs? Join Dr. A for a dissection of owl pellets and see what you discover!

Please note: Space is limited to 15 children (ages 5-11). RSVP is required; please email RSVP@FortTryonParkTrust.org to register

Photo by D. Bruce Yolton

Start time: 3:30 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Payson Center (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2016-02-27 2016-02-27 3:30 pm 5:00 pm 40.86719894409180000, -73.92890167236328000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56b3bb4ea2d79.jpg Mon, 08 Feb 2016 12:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Lantern Night Hike]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/27/lantern-night-hike http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/27/lantern-night-hike Date: February 27, 2016

Discover Central Park at night. The Rangers will discuss history and nocturnal wildlife on this night hike ending at Belvedere Castle.

Registration required. To register visit www.nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Wednesday, February 17th.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: 212-628-2345

Location: Central Park

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M010 Central Park 2016-02-27 2016-02-27 7:00 pm 8:30 pm 40.77959823608398400, -73.96939849853516000 Fri, 04 Dec 2015 15:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[New York Road Runners Open Run: Run for Life at Marine Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/28/new-york-road-runners-open-run-run-for-life-at-marine-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/28/new-york-road-runners-open-run-run-for-life-at-marine-park Date: February 28, 2016

Open Run is a new community-based initiative that launched in St. Mary's Park in the Bronx on National Running Day, June 3, 2015. Through this initiative, New York Road Runners is empowering local volunteers to bring free weekly runs to local neighborhood parks all over NYC.

All runs are directed by volunteers and are free to all participants. The finish line is open until the last person is done. The courses vary based on park, but they are between 2.5-3 miles. Participants are encouraged to arrive 15 minutes before the start of the run and to leave their valuables at home – bag check is not provided. No need to do anything before the run, just show up. Open to all ages, experience levels, walkers, strollers, dogs: All are welcome!

This program is in coordination with NYC Parks' Community Parks Initiative.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Carmine Carro Community Center (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2016-02-28 2016-02-28 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.60810089111300000, -73.93769836425800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/567b155c53d54.png Mon, 28 Dec 2015 18:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Girls Basketball Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/28/girls-basketball-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/28/girls-basketball-clinic Date: February 28, 2016

Learn the basics of dribbling, passing, and shooting. Suitable for girls ages 7 to 17.

Please call the center for more information.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 353-7853

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

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2016-02-28 2016-02-28 9:00 am 11:00 am 40.75149917602539000, -73.83439636230469000 Mon, 14 Mar 2016 15:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: A Desert under Glass]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/28/family-art-project-a-desert-under-glass http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/28/family-art-project-a-desert-under-glass Date: February 28, 2016

Go on a visit to Wave Hill’s Cactus and Succulent House and leave winter behind. Spend some time sketching and painting the exotic desert dwellers, then, using sand and tempera paint, make a desert mirage.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2016-02-28 2016-02-28 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56aa638ca95ba.jpg Tue, 02 Feb 2016 18:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Hatha Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/28/hatha-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/28/hatha-yoga Date: February 28, 2016

Reduce stress, increase your energy and bring strength and flexibility to your mind, body, and spirit with a yoga practice. Classes are led by Yoga for Blissdirector Neem Dewji, and are held indoors November through April. All levels welcome.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:15 am

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Ecology Building (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2016-02-28 2016-02-28 10:00 am 11:15 am 40.89788818359375000, -73.91107940673828000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56a10d87ec88b.jpg Fri, 22 Jan 2016 11:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[The Orchid Show: Orchidelirium]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/28/the-orchid-show-orchidelirum http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/28/the-orchid-show-orchidelirum Date: February 28, 2016

More thrilling than ever, the 14th annual Orchid Show transports visitors on a journey through orchid collecting history, each moment playing out against a stunning backdrop of thousands of orchids. Discover the far-flung adventures of orchid hunters swept up in 19th-century "orchidelirium," when explorers risked life and limb to secure these captivating flowers from jungles around the world. Then learn about NYBG's efforts to rescue illegally collected orchids that have been seized at international borders. Dance performances, a poetry reading, orchid care demonstrations, and shopping fill the daylight hours, while the return of our popular Orchid Evenings ensures many memorable celebrations after the sun has set.

For more information about the Orchid Show, please visit the New York Botanical Garden's website.

Save 20% on All-Garden Pass tickets: Use code 9210 online at nybg.org.
Valid only when you use code 9210 online at nybg.org. Valid for All-Garden Pass visits made February 27 through April 17. Offer subject to availability. Orders are limited to 6 tickets. Not valid on Special Event tickets or group tours. Discount cannot be combined with any other promotional offer or previously purchased tickets. Discount may be modified or withdrawn without prior notice. Tickets are not refundable or exchangeable.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 817-8700

Location: New York Botanical Garden

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2016-02-28 2016-02-28 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.86118619927200000, -73.88079619947500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56d46d2bf2185.jpg Mon, 29 Feb 2016 12:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/28/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/28/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park Date: February 28, 2016

Walk straight through the heart of Central Park on this east-to-west tour led by Central Park Conservancy guides. Enjoy a great variety of the scenic, sculptural, and architectural elements the park has to offer. Visit some of the park's most famous landmarks, including Conservatory Water, Loeb Boathouse, Bethesda Terrace, Bow Bridge, Cherry Hill, the lake, and Strawberry Fields.

The tour route involves a few stairs. The tour starts in front of the Samuel F. B. Morse statue (inside the Park at 72nd Street and Fifth Avenue), and ends at 72nd Street and Central Park West.

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review the Central Park Conservancy's policies carefully.

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

For more information, please review these Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

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

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M010 Central Park 2016-02-28 2016-02-28 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.77249908447265600, -73.96700286865234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56423e4f3f7a0.jpg Mon, 22 Feb 2016 14:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Lunar New Year at the Prospect Park Zoo]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/28/lunar-new-year-at-the-prospect-park-zoo http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/28/lunar-new-year-at-the-prospect-park-zoo Date: February 28, 2016

The WCS’s (Wildlife Conservation Society) Prospect Park Zoo is celebrating the Year of the Monkey with special activities to ring in the Lunar New Year.

Activities each day include:

  • Hao Bang Ah Monkey Puppet Show – The Chinese Theatre Works will perform a special Year of the Monkey puppet show for visitors of all ages. (1 and 2:30 p.m.)
  • Monkey Treats – Visitors will make enrichment items that keepers will present to the zoo’s monkeys in celebration of the occasion. (12:30 and 3:30 p.m.)
  • Lunar New Year Zodiac Scavenger Hunt – Visitors will use a scavenger hunt map to search for answers about zoo animals that might also be represented in the lunar zodiac. Those who complete the hunt will receive a prize. (11 a.m. to 4 p.m)
  • Calligraphy – Visitors will take home a piece of the celebration by coloring monkey-themed bookmarks and have a Chinese calligraphy expert write on one side. (1:30 to 2:30 p.m. and 3 to 4 p.m.)
  • Lunar New Year Craft – Visitors will make a special craft to celebrate the new year. (11 a.m. to 1 p.m.)
  • Discovery Center – The zoo’s Discovery Center will be open and decorated for the new year. Education staff will introduce visitors to the zoo’s rabbit, another animal represented in the lunar zodiac. (11 a.m. to 4 p.m.)
  • Sea Lion Feedings – The zoo’s daily sea lion feedings will take place at 11:30 a.m., 2 and 4 p.m.

All event times are subject to change. For a complete schedule, visit prospectparkzoo.com.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 399-7339

Location: Prospect Park Zoo (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2016-02-28 2016-02-28 11:00 am 4:30 pm 40.66527557373047000, -73.96540832519531000 Fri, 22 Jan 2016 13:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Lantern Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/28/lantern-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/28/lantern-festival Date: February 28, 2016

There will be cultural performances, martial arts, lion's dancing, art and crafts, calligraphy, giveaways, free popcorn, cotton candy, and social services booths.

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: 53rd to 55th Streets and 8th Avenue

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2016-02-28 2016-02-28 11:30 am 3:30 pm 40.63941816973300000, -74.00547572957800000 Fri, 19 Feb 2016 18:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Meditation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/28/meditation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/28/meditation Date: February 28, 2016

Let nature inspire you to find your center and reconnect with your true self using guided mindfulness and other meditation practices. Each session, led by Yoga for Bliss director Neem Dewji, includes instruction in simple techniques, followed by guided meditations. Sessions are held indoors November through March. All levels welcome.

Start time: 11:45 am

End time: 12:45 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Ecology Building (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2016-02-28 2016-02-28 11:45 am 12:45 pm 40.89788818359375000, -73.91107940673828000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56a10e5235420.jpg Fri, 22 Jan 2016 11:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Yoga with Awesome Asana]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/28/yoga-with-awesome-asana http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/28/yoga-with-awesome-asana Date: February 28, 2016

Every Sunday at 1 p.m. at Morris-Jumel Mansion, certified yoga instructor Chelsea Best conducts Awesome Asana Yoga, an open-level Vinyasa class designed to accommodate beginners and experts alike.

All are welcome, and mats, if you haven’t one, are provided.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:05 pm

Contact phone: (212) 923-8008

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

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M073 Roger Morris Park 2016-02-28 2016-02-28 1:00 pm 2:05 pm 40.83449935913086000, -73.93849945068360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/569684beaa3fd.jpg Wed, 13 Jan 2016 17:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Winter Tree ID]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/28/winter-tree-id http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/28/winter-tree-id Date: February 28, 2016

Our Urban Park Ranger hiking guides will introduce you to the hidden gems of New York City. This hike will strengthen your winter tree ID skills as you learn about different characteristics and traits to look for, in order to identify trees without their leaves.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

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

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2016-02-28 2016-02-28 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.87005996704101600, -73.92106628417969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56cb7fddd385e.jpg Mon, 22 Feb 2016 17:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Historic New York: Goodhue Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/28/historic-new-york-goodhue-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/28/historic-new-york-goodhue-park Date: February 28, 2016

Urban Park Rangers specialize in interpretation of historic turning points, both natural and man-made, in our city’s long history. “Historic New York” programs highlight the history and architecture of selected neighborhoods or parks. NYC Parks was able to acquire this small parcel of land and save it from future development. Explore the trails and delve into its history further.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-967-3542

Location: Clinton Avenue and Prospect Avenue (in Goodhue Park)

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R169 Goodhue Park 2016-02-28 2016-02-28 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.63890075683594000, -74.09770202636719000 Wed, 09 Dec 2015 16:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Living with White-Tailed Deer]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/28/living-with-whitetailed-deer http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/28/living-with-whitetailed-deer Date: February 28, 2016

Explore the woods of Van Cortlandt Park with the Urban Park Rangers in a search for deer. Learn about deer ecology and behavior as you look for clues of deer presence. Join in a discussion about the impacts of deer in an urban environment.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-548-0912

Location: Mosholu Avenue and Broadway (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2016-02-28 2016-02-28 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.90439987182617000, -73.89640045166016000 Thu, 10 Dec 2015 18:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Lecture: Walking on WaterThe Past and Future of the Old Croton Aqueduct]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/28/lecture-walking-on-waterthe-past-and-future-of-the-old-croton-aqueduct http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/28/lecture-walking-on-waterthe-past-and-future-of-the-old-croton-aqueduct Date: February 28, 2016

Join Tom Tarnowsky and Mavis Cain of the Friends of the Old Croton Aqueduct for this talk about the fascinating history of the 41-mile aqueduct that quenched the thirst of an expanding urban population and saved the city from fires, disease and nasty smells. Completed in 1842, the aqueduct was an engineering marvel that carried fresh water from Westchester County to New York City.

The scenic walking path above the underground aqueduct, now a National Landmark, winds through villages, woodlands, urban areas, and over the newly-restored High Bridge on its journey to Manhattan.

Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2016-02-28 2016-02-28 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56aa63d84ccfc.jpg Tue, 02 Feb 2016 19:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Ed Center Open Hours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/28/ed-center-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/28/ed-center-open-hours Date: February 28, 2016

The Ed Center is open for free, drop-in hours four afternoons a week!

Get to know Brooklyn Bridge Park with our 250-gallon aquarium filled with critters from the East River, a 10’-scale model of Brooklyn Bridge Park, crafts, a reading corner, and much more!

Photo by Alexa Hoyer

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Environmental Education Center (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-02-28 2016-02-28 1:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.70428673171300000, -73.98938399553300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56b39ce479a04.jpg Thu, 04 Feb 2016 15:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Artist Talk with Matthew Jensen]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/28/artist-talk-with-matthew-jensen http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/28/artist-talk-with-matthew-jensen Date: February 28, 2016

Join artist Matthew Jensen as he walks through his exhibition, The Wonder Under, and discusses the many artifacts found and photographed as part of the project. The installation consists of over 550 hand-cut photographs of objects found throughout the park, shoreline, and construction zones. The objects, all found in plain sight, reveal how the past and present are intertwined in this landscape. Historical artifacts like 19th century porcelain and redware, large pottery fragments, a half-cent from 1850, and flint and obsidian spear points, mix with contemporary castoffs of plastic, foam, metal and glass. Many of the objects are familiar, while some are strange and unidentifiable. The Wonder Under is currently on view at 99 Plymouth at Brooklyn Bridge Park. RSVP here.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 222-9939

Location: 99 Plymouth Street (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-02-28 2016-02-28 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.70405696345800000, -73.98930621147200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56c5f3b89bfcf.jpg Mon, 22 Feb 2016 16:00:01 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Seneca Village]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/28/central-park-tour-seneca-village http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/28/central-park-tour-seneca-village Date: February 28, 2016

Seneca Village was an important community of predominantly African-American property owners, living in an area that now makes up part of Central Park.

Join Central Park Conservancy guides on this tour to learn about the lives of Seneca Village’s residents in the 1800s and the community’s place in pre-Central Park. Highlights of this tour include: Summit Rock, Tanner's Spring, Winterdale Arch, and sites where important residences and churches existed before the development of the Park.

The tour route involves moderate inclines and a few stairs. The tour starts and ends inside the park at 85th Street and Central Park West

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review the Central Park Conservancy policies carefully.

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

For more information, please review our Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: 85th Street and Central Park West (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-02-28 2016-02-28 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.78459930419922000, -73.96970367431640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56424fc58921d.jpg Mon, 22 Feb 2016 16:00:01 EST
<![CDATA[Celebrating the Leap Year: Frogs]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/28/celebrating-the-leap-year-frogs http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/28/celebrating-the-leap-year-frogs Date: February 28, 2016

Learn about the amazing amphibians of the Greenbelt, then create an awesome origami frog to take home.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2016-02-28 2016-02-28 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 Mon, 11 Jan 2016 18:00:01 EST
<![CDATA[Garden & Conservatory Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/28/garden-conservatory-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/28/garden-conservatory-highlights-walk Date: February 28, 2016

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

Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2016-02-28 2016-02-28 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56a10effd3556.jpg Fri, 22 Jan 2016 11:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Leading the Way: Six Outstanding Women of Queens]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/28/leading-the-way-six-outstanding-women-of-queens http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/28/leading-the-way-six-outstanding-women-of-queens Date: February 28, 2016

The Queens Historical Society presents their newest exhibition, Leading the Way: Six Outstanding Women of Queens. Featuring women from diverse fields and backgrounds, who at one point in their lives lived and worked in Queens, the exhibition highlights the life and work of Helen Keller, Betty Friedan, Rise Stevens, Lisa Randall, Grace Lee Boggs, and Yeou-Cheng Ma. Also on display is an interactive installation of handmade sea glass-like objects by artist M. J. Levy Dickson, as an homage to Helen Keller. On view Tuesdays, Saturdays and Sundays from 2:30-4:30 p.m. until May 2016.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 939-0647

Location: Kingsland Homestead (in Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech)

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Q022 Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech 2016-02-28 2016-02-28 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.76369857788086000, -73.82399749755860000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5591a2b96e22b.jpg Mon, 29 Feb 2016 18:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Birding: Owls]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/28/birding-owls http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/28/birding-owls Date: February 28, 2016

New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife. Our Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in the urban jungle. We offer birding programs throughout the year; bring your own binoculars or ask a Ranger to borrow a pair. Birding programs are appropriate for all skill levels and beginners are welcome. This program will focus on Owls and highlight their unique adaptations and behavior.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-352-1769

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

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2016-02-28 2016-02-28 3:00 pm 4:30 pm 40.74280166625976600, -73.73590087890625000 Wed, 09 Dec 2015 16:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Poetry in the Parlors]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/28/poetry-in-the-parlors http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/28/poetry-in-the-parlors Date: February 28, 2016

Bartow-Pell teams up with Four Way Books to present the second Sunday afternoon poetry reading in the double parlors. Poet, critic, and performer J. Mae Barizo reads from her book The Cumulus Effect followed by Kamilah Aisha Moon presenting pieces from her 2013 work, She Has a Name. Enjoy a brief musical interlude in-between readings, and a reception with a book signing afterwards.

Snow date Sunday, March 6, 4:30 p.m. Registration is requested; please call (718) 885-1461 or email info@bpmm.org.

Start time: 4:30 pm

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 885-1461

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2016-02-28 2016-02-28 4:30 pm 5:30 pm 40.87186431884765600, -73.80553436279297000 Thu, 04 Feb 2016 17:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Teen PASS]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/29/teen-pass http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/29/teen-pass Date: February 29, 2016

When school is out, Teen PASS offers FREE, exceptional clubs that focus on the areas of NYC Parks, arts, environmental science and sports that are tailored to the interests and talents of 6th - 8th graders. We create a safe space for young people to grow as scientists and artists, nature lovers and healthy individuals alongside our gifted staff.

Programs are held during weekday afternoons, select Saturdays and school holidays at Red Hook Recreation Center, Faber Park Field House and Westside Collaborative middle school. Check each individual site for specific program schedules.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: 2123602746

Location: Faber Park Field House (in Faber Pool and Park),Red Hook Recreation Center (in Red Hook Recreation Area)

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R008, B126 Faber Pool and Park, Red Hook Recreation Area 2016-02-29 2016-02-29 3:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.64023590087890600, -74.13526916503906000; 40.67240142822265600, -74.00399780273438000 Mon, 19 Oct 2015 13:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[3 to 6 Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/29/3-to-6-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/29/3-to-6-club Date: February 29, 2016

Walker Park is offering various activities at the 3 to 6 Club, open to children ages 7 through 12 years, including art, literacy and sports.

Registration began September 8th and is ongoing. However, space is limited and on a first come, first serve basis.

For more information please contact Rich Costello at (718) 816-6172

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

Location: Walker Park

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R015 Walker Park 2016-02-29 2016-02-29 3:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.64329910278320000, -74.10939788818360000 Mon, 28 Mar 2016 18:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/01/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/01/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: March 1, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2016-03-01 2016-03-01 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.86059951782226600, -73.93379974365234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5395c8d750ccf.jpg Thu, 24 Mar 2016 12:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Will Eisner "The Spirit" Retrospective Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/01/will-eisner-the-spirit-retrospective-exhibitionwomens-history-month http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/01/will-eisner-the-spirit-retrospective-exhibitionwomens-history-month Date: March 1, 2016

The Poe Park Visitor Center is proud to celebrate the 75th anniversary of Will Eisner's "The Spirit." Arguably the most influential person in American comics, Will Eisner as artist, entrepreneur, innovator, and virtual storyteller, enjoyed a career that encompassed comic books from their early beginnings in the 1930s to their development as graphic novels in the 1990s.

On display at the Poe Park Visitor Center gallery, the exhibit will feature artworks from Will Eisner's estate, which will include comic strips of "The Spirit", Eisner's graphic novels "A Contact with God", "Dropsie Avenue", "Life Force", and more.

There will be a discussion with Ray Felix of The Spirit's Femme Fatales as part of Women's History Month: "P'Gell", "Sand Sarif", and more.

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 2016-03-01 2016-03-01 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 04 Mar 2016 18:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/01/tour-of-gracie-mansion http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/01/tour-of-gracie-mansion Date: March 1, 2016

In 1799, a prosperous New York merchant named Archibald Gracie built a country house overlooking a bend in the East River, five miles north of the then-New York City limits. Little did he know that, more than 200 years later, his home would be serving as the official residence of the First Family of New York City - a place where history is made, not merely recorded.

As a historic house museum run by the Parks Department, sitting on 11 acres of grounds now known as Carl Schurz Park, Gracie Mansion has served as the home of 10 mayors, beginning first with Mayor Fiorello H. La Guardia in 1942. Today, Gracie Mansion is occupied by the de Blasio family, which has opened its doors in the spirit of the administration's motto: one city, rising together. In keeping with that theme, Mayor de Blasio and First Lady Chirlane McCray have introduced a new art installation, titled “Windows on the City: Looking Out at Gracie’s New York.” The installation consists of previously and newly acquired works, all from the original Gracie Mansion period, which have been curated to create a more historically accurate picture of life in New York City during the time of Gracie Mansion’s construction.

To RSVP for tour, please go to: on.nyc.gov/gracietour.

Currently, Gracie Mansion is not offering group tours. If you are part of a private organization that would like to tour the house, please email your request, including the size of group, your name and the purpose of a tour, to gracieinfo@cityhall.nyc.gov, and we will work to add you to one of the currently scheduled tours.

Photo ID required for entrance. No photography permitted in the interior. At the present time, tours are available in English only. Please plan to arrive at least five minutes in advance.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 10:50 am

Contact phone: (212) 676-3060

Location: Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2016-03-01 2016-03-01 10:00 am 10:50 am 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56a68fcc263c3.jpg Wed, 27 Jan 2016 17:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[The Orchid Show: Orchidelirium]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/01/the-orchid-show-orchidelirum http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/01/the-orchid-show-orchidelirum Date: March 1, 2016

More thrilling than ever, the 14th annual Orchid Show transports visitors on a journey through orchid collecting history, each moment playing out against a stunning backdrop of thousands of orchids. Discover the far-flung adventures of orchid hunters swept up in 19th-century "orchidelirium," when explorers risked life and limb to secure these captivating flowers from jungles around the world. Then learn about NYBG's efforts to rescue illegally collected orchids that have been seized at international borders. Dance performances, a poetry reading, orchid care demonstrations, and shopping fill the daylight hours, while the return of our popular Orchid Evenings ensures many memorable celebrations after the sun has set.

For more information about the Orchid Show, please visit the New York Botanical Garden's website.

Save 20% on All-Garden Pass tickets: Use code 9210 online at nybg.org.
Valid only when you use code 9210 online at nybg.org. Valid for All-Garden Pass visits made February 27 through April 17. Offer subject to availability. Orders are limited to 6 tickets. Not valid on Special Event tickets or group tours. Discount cannot be combined with any other promotional offer or previously purchased tickets. Discount may be modified or withdrawn without prior notice. Tickets are not refundable or exchangeable.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 817-8700

Location: New York Botanical Garden

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2016-03-01 2016-03-01 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.86118619927200000, -73.88079619947500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56d46d2bf2185.jpg Mon, 29 Feb 2016 12:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/01/tour-of-gracie-mansion1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/01/tour-of-gracie-mansion1 Date: March 1, 2016

In 1799, a prosperous New York merchant named Archibald Gracie built a country house overlooking a bend in the East River, five miles north of the then-New York City limits. Little did he know that, more than 200 years later, his home would be serving as the official residence of the First Family of New York City - a place where history is made, not merely recorded.

As a historic house museum run by the Parks Department, sitting on 11 acres of grounds now known as Carl Schurz Park, Gracie Mansion has served as the home of 10 mayors, beginning first with Mayor Fiorello H. La Guardia in 1942. Today, Gracie Mansion is occupied by the de Blasio family, which has opened its doors in the spirit of the administration's motto: one city, rising together. In keeping with that theme, Mayor de Blasio and First Lady Chirlane McCray have introduced a new art installation, titled “Windows on the City: Looking Out at Gracie’s New York.” The installation consists of previously and newly acquired works, all from the original Gracie Mansion period, which have been curated to create a more historically accurate picture of life in New York City during the time of Gracie Mansion’s construction.

To RSVP for tour, please go to on.nyc.gov/gracietour.

Currently, Gracie Mansion is not offering group tours. If you are part of a private organization that would like to tour the house, please email your request, including the size of group, your name and the purpose of a tour, to gracieinfo@cityhall.nyc.gov, and we will work to add you to one of the currently scheduled tours.

Photo ID required for entrance. No photography permitted in the interior. At the present time, tours are available in English only. Please plan to arrive at least five minutes in advance.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 11:50 am

Contact phone: (212) 676-3060

Location: Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2016-03-01 2016-03-01 11:00 am 11:50 am 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56a68fcc263c3.jpg Wed, 27 Jan 2016 17:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/01/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/01/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: March 1, 2016

Take our signature tour, and let Central Park Conservancy guides give you an insider's look at some of the most iconic features of the world's greatest urban park. Learn how rocky, swampy land was built into the living work of art that is Central Park today. Highlights of this tour include: the Dairy, Sheep Meadow, Cherry Hill, the Lake, Bow Bridge, Bethesda Terrace, The Mall, and Literary Walk.

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

For weather cancellation, ticket and other policies, please review Central Park's Conservancy's policies carefully.

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

For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2016-03-01 2016-03-01 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56423eb442327.jpg Mon, 22 Feb 2016 16:00:01 EST
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/01/tour-of-gracie-mansion2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/01/tour-of-gracie-mansion2 Date: March 1, 2016

In 1799, a prosperous New York merchant named Archibald Gracie built a country house overlooking a bend in the East River, five miles north of the then-New York City limits. Little did he know that, more than 200 years later, his home would be serving as the official residence of the First Family of New York City - a place where history is made, not merely recorded.

As a historic house museum run by the Parks Department, sitting on 11 acres of grounds now known as Carl Schurz Park, Gracie Mansion has served as the home of 10 mayors, beginning first with Mayor Fiorello H. La Guardia in 1942. Today, Gracie Mansion is occupied by the de Blasio family, which has opened its doors in the spirit of the administration's motto: one city, rising together. In keeping with that theme, Mayor de Blasio and First Lady Chirlane McCray have introduced a new art installation, titled “Windows on the City: Looking Out at Gracie’s New York.” The installation consists of previously and newly acquired works, all from the original Gracie Mansion period, which have been curated to create a more historically accurate picture of life in New York City during the time of Gracie Mansion’s construction.

To RSVP for tour, please go to: on.nyc.gov/gracietour.

Currently, Gracie Mansion is not offering group tours. If you are part of a private organization that would like to tour the house, please email your request, including the size of group, your name and the purpose of a tour, to gracieinfo@cityhall.nyc.gov, and we will work to add you to one of the currently scheduled tours.

Photo ID required for entrance. No photography permitted in the interior. At the present time, tours are available in English only. Please plan to arrive at least five minutes in advance.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 2:50 pm

Contact phone: (212) 676-3060

Location: Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2016-03-01 2016-03-01 2:00 pm 2:50 pm 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56a68fcc263c3.jpg Wed, 27 Jan 2016 17:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Le Petit Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/01/le-petit-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/01/le-petit-art Date: March 1, 2016

Create miniature works of art (4"x6") or less using multiple mediums like acrylic paint, water color, pastel, pencil, ink, and surfaces like wood, canvas, paper, metal, and glass.

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 2016-03-01 2016-03-01 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Mon, 31 Aug 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Leading the Way: Six Outstanding Women of Queens]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/01/leading-the-way-six-outstanding-women-of-queens http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/01/leading-the-way-six-outstanding-women-of-queens Date: March 1, 2016

The Queens Historical Society presents their newest exhibition, Leading the Way: Six Outstanding Women of Queens. Featuring women from diverse fields and backgrounds, who at one point in their lives lived and worked in Queens, the exhibition highlights the life and work of Helen Keller, Betty Friedan, Rise Stevens, Lisa Randall, Grace Lee Boggs, and Yeou-Cheng Ma. Also on display is an interactive installation of handmade sea glass-like objects by artist M. J. Levy Dickson, as an homage to Helen Keller. On view Tuesdays, Saturdays and Sundays from 2:30-4:30 p.m. until May 2016.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 939-0647

Location: Kingsland Homestead (in Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech)

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Q022 Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech 2016-03-01 2016-03-01 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.76369857788086000, -73.82399749755860000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5591a2b96e22b.jpg Mon, 29 Feb 2016 18:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/01/tour-of-gracie-mansion3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/01/tour-of-gracie-mansion3 Date: March 1, 2016

In 1799, a prosperous New York merchant named Archibald Gracie built a country house overlooking a bend in the East River, five miles north of the then-New York City limits. Little did he know that, more than 200 years later, his home would be serving as the official residence of the First Family of New York City - a place where history is made, not merely recorded.

As a historic house museum run by the Parks Department, sitting on 11 acres of grounds now known as Carl Schurz Park, Gracie Mansion has served as the home of 10 mayors, beginning first with Mayor Fiorello H. La Guardia in 1942. Today, Gracie Mansion is occupied by the de Blasio family, which has opened its doors in the spirit of the administration's motto: one city, rising together. In keeping with that theme, Mayor de Blasio and First Lady Chirlane McCray have introduced a new art installation, titled “Windows on the City: Looking Out at Gracie’s New York.” The installation consists of previously and newly acquired works, all from the original Gracie Mansion period, which have been curated to create a more historically accurate picture of life in New York City during the time of Gracie Mansion’s construction.

To RSVP for tour, please go to: on.nyc.gov/gracietour.

Currently, Gracie Mansion is not offering group tours. If you are part of a private organization that would like to tour the house, please email your request, including the size of group, your name and the purpose of a tour, to gracieinfo@cityhall.nyc.gov, and we will work to add you to one of the currently scheduled tours.

Photo ID required for entrance. No photography permitted in the interior. At the present time, tours are available in English only. Please plan to arrive at least five minutes in advance.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 3:50 pm

Contact phone: (212) 676-3060

Location: Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2016-03-01 2016-03-01 3:00 pm 3:50 pm 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56a68fcc263c3.jpg Wed, 27 Jan 2016 17:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Ed Center Open Hours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/01/ed-center-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/01/ed-center-open-hours Date: March 1, 2016

The Ed Center is open for free, drop-in hours four afternoons a week, on Sundays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays!

Get to know Brooklyn Bridge Park with our 250-gallon aquarium filled with critters from the East River, a 10’-scale model of Brooklyn Bridge Park, crafts, a reading corner, and much more!

Photo by Alexa Hoyer

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Environmental Education Center (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-03-01 2016-03-01 3:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.70428673171300000, -73.98938399553300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56b39ce479a04.jpg Mon, 28 Mar 2016 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[3 to 6 Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/01/3-to-6-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/01/3-to-6-club Date: March 1, 2016

Walker Park is offering various activities at the 3 to 6 Club, open to children ages 7 through 12 years, including art, literacy and sports.

Registration began September 8th and is ongoing. However, space is limited and on a first come, first serve basis.

For more information please contact Rich Costello at (718) 816-6172

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

Location: Walker Park

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R015 Walker Park 2016-03-01 2016-03-01 3:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.64329910278320000, -74.10939788818360000 Mon, 28 Mar 2016 18:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Teen PASS]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/01/teen-pass http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/01/teen-pass Date: March 1, 2016

When school is out, Teen PASS offers FREE, exceptional clubs that focus on the areas of NYC Parks, arts, environmental science and sports that are tailored to the interests and talents of 6th - 8th graders. We create a safe space for young people to grow as scientists and artists, nature lovers and healthy individuals alongside our gifted staff.

Programs are held during weekday afternoons, select Saturdays and school holidays at Red Hook Recreation Center, Faber Park Field House and Westside Collaborative middle school. Check each individual site for specific program schedules.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: 2123602746

Location: Faber Park Field House (in Faber Pool and Park),Red Hook Recreation Center (in Red Hook Recreation Area)

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R008, B126 Faber Pool and Park, Red Hook Recreation Area 2016-03-01 2016-03-01 3:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.64023590087890600, -74.13526916503906000; 40.67240142822265600, -74.00399780273438000 Mon, 19 Oct 2015 13:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Community Board 12 Parks Committee Meeting: Javits Playground Agenda Item]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/01/community-board-12-parks-committee-meeting-javits-playground-agenda-item http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/01/community-board-12-parks-committee-meeting-javits-playground-agenda-item Date: March 1, 2016

At this month's Community Board 12 Parks Committee Meeting, NYC Parks will present design approaches for Fort Tryon's Javits Playground based on findings from the Public Scoping Meeting and community input received to date. Come with your questions and suggestions to help ensure the playground renovations meet your needs.

Must bring photo ID to enter.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: CB12 Parks & Cultural Affairs Committee Meeting

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2016-03-01 2016-03-01 7:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.83927200000000000, -73.93913390000000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56bbacbd4dfd0.jpg Thu, 11 Feb 2016 17:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[New York Road Runners Open Run: Run for Life in Silver Lake Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/01/new-york-road-runners-open-run-run-for-life-in-silver-lake-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/01/new-york-road-runners-open-run-run-for-life-in-silver-lake-park Date: March 1, 2016

Open Run is a new community-based initiative that launched in St. Mary's Park in the Bronx on National Running Day, June 3, 2015. Through this initiative, New York Road Runners is empowering local volunteers to bring free weekly runs to local neighborhood parks all over NYC.

All runs are directed by volunteers and are free to all participants. The finish line is open until the last person is done. The courses vary based on park, but they are between 2.5-3 miles. Participants are encouraged to arrive 15 minutes before the start of the run and to leave their valuables at home – bag check is not provided. No need to do anything before the run, just show up. Open to all ages, experience levels, walkers, strollers, dogs: All are welcome!

This program is in coordination with NYC Parks' Community Parks Initiative.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Bridge (in Silver Lake Park)

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R022 Silver Lake Park 2016-03-01 2016-03-01 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.62750538007900000, -74.09353446960400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/567b159224df1.png Mon, 28 Dec 2015 18:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Greenmarket at Bartel-Pritchard Square]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/02/greenmarket-at-bartelpritchard-square http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/02/greenmarket-at-bartelpritchard-square Date: March 2, 2016

Nestled inside Prospect Park's tree-shaded southwest corner, this much-loved weekday market is where South Slope and Windsor Terrace residents stock up on locally grown staples.

The offerings range from a selection of vegetables, fruits, baked goods, plants, and flowers to fresh-caught fish and organic baked goods.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Bartel-Pritchard Square

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B003 Bartel-Pritchard Square 2016-03-02 2016-03-02 8:00 am 3:00 pm 40.66099929809570000, -73.97989654541016000 Mon, 22 Feb 2016 14:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Will Eisner "The Spirit" Retrospective Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/02/will-eisner-the-spirit-retrospective-exhibitionwomens-history-month http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/02/will-eisner-the-spirit-retrospective-exhibitionwomens-history-month Date: March 2, 2016

The Poe Park Visitor Center is proud to celebrate the 75th anniversary of Will Eisner's "The Spirit." Arguably the most influential person in American comics, Will Eisner as artist, entrepreneur, innovator, and virtual storyteller, enjoyed a career that encompassed comic books from their early beginnings in the 1930s to their development as graphic novels in the 1990s.

On display at the Poe Park Visitor Center gallery, the exhibit will feature artworks from Will Eisner's estate, which will include comic strips of "The Spirit", Eisner's graphic novels "A Contact with God", "Dropsie Avenue", "Life Force", and more.

There will be a discussion with Ray Felix of The Spirit's Femme Fatales as part of Women's History Month: "P'Gell", "Sand Sarif", and more.

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 2016-03-02 2016-03-02 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 04 Mar 2016 18:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[The Orchid Show: Orchidelirium]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/02/the-orchid-show-orchidelirum http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/02/the-orchid-show-orchidelirum Date: March 2, 2016

More thrilling than ever, the 14th annual Orchid Show transports visitors on a journey through orchid collecting history, each moment playing out against a stunning backdrop of thousands of orchids. Discover the far-flung adventures of orchid hunters swept up in 19th-century "orchidelirium," when explorers risked life and limb to secure these captivating flowers from jungles around the world. Then learn about NYBG's efforts to rescue illegally collected orchids that have been seized at international borders. Dance performances, a poetry reading, orchid care demonstrations, and shopping fill the daylight hours, while the return of our popular Orchid Evenings ensures many memorable celebrations after the sun has set.

For more information about the Orchid Show, please visit the New York Botanical Garden's website.

Save 20% on All-Garden Pass tickets: Use code 9210 online at nybg.org.
Valid only when you use code 9210 online at nybg.org. Valid for All-Garden Pass visits made February 27 through April 17. Offer subject to availability. Orders are limited to 6 tickets. Not valid on Special Event tickets or group tours. Discount cannot be combined with any other promotional offer or previously purchased tickets. Discount may be modified or withdrawn without prior notice. Tickets are not refundable or exchangeable.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 817-8700

Location: New York Botanical Garden

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2016-03-02 2016-03-02 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.86118619927200000, -73.88079619947500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56d46d2bf2185.jpg Mon, 29 Feb 2016 12:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/02/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/02/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour Date: March 2, 2016

Join Central Park Conservancy guides for an introduction to some of the southern park highlights, including Grand Army Plaza, the pond, Gapstow Bridge, Wollman Rink, Chess & Checkers House, and the Dairy.

The tour route involves moderate inclines and some stairs. Tour starts inside the park at 61st Street and Fifth Avenue. For weather cancellation, ticket and other policies, please review Central Park's Conservancy's policies carefully. Groups of seven or more must schedule a custom tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org.

For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

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

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M010 Central Park 2016-03-02 2016-03-02 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.76549911499023400, -73.97219848632812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56423f05b161b.jpg Mon, 22 Feb 2016 16:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Teen PASS]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/02/teen-pass http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/02/teen-pass Date: March 2, 2016

When school is out, Teen PASS offers FREE, exceptional clubs that focus on the areas of NYC Parks, arts, environmental science and sports that are tailored to the interests and talents of 6th - 8th graders. We create a safe space for young people to grow as scientists and artists, nature lovers and healthy individuals alongside our gifted staff.

Programs are held during weekday afternoons, select Saturdays and school holidays at Red Hook Recreation Center, Faber Park Field House and Westside Collaborative middle school. Check each individual site for specific program schedules.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: 2123602746

Location: Faber Park Field House (in Faber Pool and Park),Red Hook Recreation Center (in Red Hook Recreation Area)

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R008, B126 Faber Pool and Park, Red Hook Recreation Area 2016-03-02 2016-03-02 3:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.64023590087890600, -74.13526916503906000; 40.67240142822265600, -74.00399780273438000 Mon, 19 Oct 2015 13:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[3 to 6 Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/02/3-to-6-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/02/3-to-6-club Date: March 2, 2016

Walker Park is offering various activities at the 3 to 6 Club, open to children ages 7 through 12 years, including art, literacy and sports.

Registration began September 8th and is ongoing. However, space is limited and on a first come, first serve basis.

For more information please contact Rich Costello at (718) 816-6172

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

Location: Walker Park

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R015 Walker Park 2016-03-02 2016-03-02 3:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.64329910278320000, -74.10939788818360000 Mon, 28 Mar 2016 18:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[She's On Point: A Celebration of Girls in Sports]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/02/shes-on-point-a-celebration-of-girls-in-sports http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/02/shes-on-point-a-celebration-of-girls-in-sports Date: March 2, 2016

Join NYC Parks to celebrate, honor, and engage young women and girls in sports! Featuring sports demos, inspirational speakers, fun activities, giveaways and more. Open to all members of the public, ages 6 and up.

Start time: 3:30 pm

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 390-8000

Location: P.S. 018 John G. Whittier

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2016-03-02 2016-03-02 3:30 pm 5:30 pm 40.63695526123047000, -74.11755371093750000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56cf407b976a5.jpg Mon, 29 Feb 2016 18:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/03/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/03/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: March 3, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2016-03-03 2016-03-03 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.86059951782226600, -73.93379974365234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5395c8d750ccf.jpg Thu, 24 Mar 2016 12:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Will Eisner "The Spirit" Retrospective Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/03/will-eisner-the-spirit-retrospective-exhibitionwomens-history-month http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/03/will-eisner-the-spirit-retrospective-exhibitionwomens-history-month Date: March 3, 2016

The Poe Park Visitor Center is proud to celebrate the 75th anniversary of Will Eisner's "The Spirit." Arguably the most influential person in American comics, Will Eisner as artist, entrepreneur, innovator, and virtual storyteller, enjoyed a career that encompassed comic books from their early beginnings in the 1930s to their development as graphic novels in the 1990s.

On display at the Poe Park Visitor Center gallery, the exhibit will feature artworks from Will Eisner's estate, which will include comic strips of "The Spirit", Eisner's graphic novels "A Contact with God", "Dropsie Avenue", "Life Force", and more.

There will be a discussion with Ray Felix of The Spirit's Femme Fatales as part of Women's History Month: "P'Gell", "Sand Sarif", and more.

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 2016-03-03 2016-03-03 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 04 Mar 2016 18:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[The Orchid Show: Orchidelirium]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/03/the-orchid-show-orchidelirum http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/03/the-orchid-show-orchidelirum Date: March 3, 2016

More thrilling than ever, the 14th annual Orchid Show transports visitors on a journey through orchid collecting history, each moment playing out against a stunning backdrop of thousands of orchids. Discover the far-flung adventures of orchid hunters swept up in 19th-century "orchidelirium," when explorers risked life and limb to secure these captivating flowers from jungles around the world. Then learn about NYBG's efforts to rescue illegally collected orchids that have been seized at international borders. Dance performances, a poetry reading, orchid care demonstrations, and shopping fill the daylight hours, while the return of our popular Orchid Evenings ensures many memorable celebrations after the sun has set.

For more information about the Orchid Show, please visit the New York Botanical Garden's website.

Save 20% on All-Garden Pass tickets: Use code 9210 online at nybg.org.
Valid only when you use code 9210 online at nybg.org. Valid for All-Garden Pass visits made February 27 through April 17. Offer subject to availability. Orders are limited to 6 tickets. Not valid on Special Event tickets or group tours. Discount cannot be combined with any other promotional offer or previously purchased tickets. Discount may be modified or withdrawn without prior notice. Tickets are not refundable or exchangeable.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 817-8700

Location: New York Botanical Garden

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2016-03-03 2016-03-03 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.86118619927200000, -73.88079619947500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56d46d2bf2185.jpg Mon, 29 Feb 2016 12:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/03/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/03/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park Date: March 3, 2016

Walk straight through the heart of Central Park on this east-to-west tour led by Central Park Conservancy guides. Enjoy a great variety of the scenic, sculptural, and architectural elements the park has to offer. Visit some of the park's most famous landmarks, including Conservatory Water, Loeb Boathouse, Bethesda Terrace, Bow Bridge, Cherry Hill, the lake, and Strawberry Fields.

The tour route involves a few stairs. Tour starts in front of the Samuel F. B. Morse statue (inside the Park at 72nd Street and Fifth Avenue), and ends at 72nd Street and Central Park West.

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review the Central Park Conservancy's policies carefully.

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

For more information, please review these Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

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

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M010 Central Park 2016-03-03 2016-03-03 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.77249908447265600, -73.96700286865234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56423e4f3f7a0.jpg Mon, 22 Feb 2016 16:00:01 EST
<![CDATA[Thursday Evening Hours at the Merchant’s House Museum]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/03/thursday-evening-hours-at-the-merchants-house-museum http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/03/thursday-evening-hours-at-the-merchants-house-museum Date: March 3, 2016

Beginning May 7, 2015, the Merchant’s House Museum and Garden will be open to the public for tours on Thursday evenings until 8 p.m. A guided tour, included with Museum admission, will be offered at 6:30 p.m.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 777-1089

Location: Merchant's House Museum

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M318 Merchant's House Museum 2016-03-03 2016-03-03 12:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.7277, -73.9923 Fri, 17 Apr 2015 18:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Hatha Yoga and Meditation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/03/hatha-yoga-and-meditation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/03/hatha-yoga-and-meditation Date: March 3, 2016

This hatha yoga and meditation class focuses on whole body fitness for strength, health, well-being, and balance. You'll learn yoga techniques to initiate relaxation and influence changes within our physical and emotional responses to stress.

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2016-03-03 2016-03-03 12:30 pm 1:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Wed, 20 Jan 2016 19:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Patterned Scarf-Knitting Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/03/knit-a-fibonacciinspired-scarfadults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/03/knit-a-fibonacciinspired-scarfadults Date: March 3, 2016

Participants will create a Fibonnacci-inspired striped scarf with two different colors of yarn. Select your contrasting or complementary colors for your piece. This is a pattern using a sequencing numerical pattern that produces an intersting affect. For those experienced in knitting, and wish to learn a fun technique.

Students bring own materials (#8 knitting needles, #4 color worsted weight yarn-two contrasting or complementary colors of your choice).

This is a class for those with serious interest in learning to work with two colors and creating an interesting numerical sequencing pattern for interesting effect.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2016-03-03 2016-03-03 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Tue, 29 Dec 2015 16:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Glass Candle Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/03/glass-candle-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/03/glass-candle-art Date: March 3, 2016

Come join us for an afternoon of socializing and fun!

No artistic experience necessary, but you’ll be surprised by your hidden talents! All supplies will be provided.

To RSVP, please call (718) 353-7853 or email kashfia.tasmi@parks.nyc.gov

This event is free and open to all adults.

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 3:30 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 2016-03-03 2016-03-03 1:30 pm 3:30 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.83439636230469000 Tue, 09 Feb 2016 15:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Tunisian Patterned Scarf-Making Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/03/crochet-beginners-class-adults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/03/crochet-beginners-class-adults Date: March 3, 2016

Participants will create a Tunisian crocheted, striped Fibonacci inspired scarf; producing an interesting numerical sequencing pattern effect on the work.

Students bring own materials (#H Tunisian crochet hook, #4 color worsted weight yarn-two contrasting or complementary colors of your choice).

This is a class for those with serious interest in learning Tunisian crochet and working with two colors.

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 2016-03-03 2016-03-03 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Tue, 29 Dec 2015 16:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Ed Center Open Hours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/03/ed-center-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/03/ed-center-open-hours Date: March 3, 2016

The Ed Center is open for free, drop-in hours four afternoons a week, on Sundays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays!

Get to know Brooklyn Bridge Park with our 250-gallon aquarium filled with critters from the East River, a 10’-scale model of Brooklyn Bridge Park, crafts, a reading corner, and much more!

Photo by Alexa Hoyer

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Environmental Education Center (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-03-03 2016-03-03 3:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.70428673171300000, -73.98938399553300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56b39ce479a04.jpg Mon, 28 Mar 2016 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[3 to 6 Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/03/3-to-6-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/03/3-to-6-club Date: March 3, 2016

Walker Park is offering various activities at the 3 to 6 Club, open to children ages 7 through 12 years, including art, literacy and sports.

Registration began September 8th and is ongoing. However, space is limited and on a first come, first serve basis.

For more information please contact Rich Costello at (718) 816-6172

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

Location: Walker Park

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R015 Walker Park 2016-03-03 2016-03-03 3:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.64329910278320000, -74.10939788818360000 Mon, 28 Mar 2016 18:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Teen PASS]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/03/teen-pass http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/03/teen-pass Date: March 3, 2016

When school is out, Teen PASS offers FREE, exceptional clubs that focus on the areas of NYC Parks, arts, environmental science and sports that are tailored to the interests and talents of 6th - 8th graders. We create a safe space for young people to grow as scientists and artists, nature lovers and healthy individuals alongside our gifted staff.

Programs are held during weekday afternoons, select Saturdays and school holidays at Red Hook Recreation Center, Faber Park Field House and Westside Collaborative middle school. Check each individual site for specific program schedules.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: 2123602746

Location: Faber Park Field House (in Faber Pool and Park),Red Hook Recreation Center (in Red Hook Recreation Area)

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R008, B126 Faber Pool and Park, Red Hook Recreation Area 2016-03-03 2016-03-03 3:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.64023590087890600, -74.13526916503906000; 40.67240142822265600, -74.00399780273438000 Mon, 19 Oct 2015 13:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Who Runs the World? GIRLS!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/03/who-runs-the-world-girls http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/03/who-runs-the-world-girls Date: March 3, 2016

Each week in March we will be hosting free workshops on a variety of topics. Each night will be a fun and engaging evening to learn. Girls and women of all ages are invited (males can join too!).

Schedule

March 3: Be Fit at Home
Learn workouts where no equipment is needed.

March 10: Women and Money
Be confident with your money. Learn the basics.

March 17: Yoga
Meditate and relax after your long days.

March 24: Dress to Impress
Discover the right clothes, hair, and make up for every occasion.

March 31: Dance Night
Learn some new moves at this fun night out!

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 543-8672

Location: Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center (in Williamsbridge Oval)

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X104 Williamsbridge Oval 2016-03-03 2016-03-03 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.87689971923828000, -73.87650299072266000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56c0a78a2cfd6.jpg Thu, 10 Mar 2016 17:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Will Eisner "The Spirit" Retrospective Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/04/will-eisner-the-spirit-retrospective-exhibitionwomens-history-month http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/04/will-eisner-the-spirit-retrospective-exhibitionwomens-history-month Date: March 4, 2016

The Poe Park Visitor Center is proud to celebrate the 75th anniversary of Will Eisner's "The Spirit." Arguably the most influential person in American comics, Will Eisner as artist, entrepreneur, innovator, and virtual storyteller, enjoyed a career that encompassed comic books from their early beginnings in the 1930s to their development as graphic novels in the 1990s.

On display at the Poe Park Visitor Center gallery, the exhibit will feature artworks from Will Eisner's estate, which will include comic strips of "The Spirit", Eisner's graphic novels "A Contact with God", "Dropsie Avenue", "Life Force", and more.

There will be a discussion with Ray Felix of The Spirit's Femme Fatales as part of Women's History Month: "P'Gell", "Sand Sarif", and more.

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 2016-03-04 2016-03-04 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 04 Mar 2016 18:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[The Orchid Show: Orchidelirium]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/04/the-orchid-show-orchidelirum http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/04/the-orchid-show-orchidelirum Date: March 4, 2016

More thrilling than ever, the 14th annual Orchid Show transports visitors on a journey through orchid collecting history, each moment playing out against a stunning backdrop of thousands of orchids. Discover the far-flung adventures of orchid hunters swept up in 19th-century "orchidelirium," when explorers risked life and limb to secure these captivating flowers from jungles around the world. Then learn about NYBG's efforts to rescue illegally collected orchids that have been seized at international borders. Dance performances, a poetry reading, orchid care demonstrations, and shopping fill the daylight hours, while the return of our popular Orchid Evenings ensures many memorable celebrations after the sun has set.

For more information about the Orchid Show, please visit the New York Botanical Garden's website.

Save 20% on All-Garden Pass tickets: Use code 9210 online at nybg.org.
Valid only when you use code 9210 online at nybg.org. Valid for All-Garden Pass visits made February 27 through April 17. Offer subject to availability. Orders are limited to 6 tickets. Not valid on Special Event tickets or group tours. Discount cannot be combined with any other promotional offer or previously purchased tickets. Discount may be modified or withdrawn without prior notice. Tickets are not refundable or exchangeable.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 817-8700

Location: New York Botanical Garden

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2016-03-04 2016-03-04 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.86118619927200000, -73.88079619947500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56d46d2bf2185.jpg Mon, 29 Feb 2016 12:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Cardio & Body Strengthening]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/04/shape-up-nyc-cardio-body-strengthening http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/04/shape-up-nyc-cardio-body-strengthening Date: March 4, 2016

This total body workout 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!

This instructor is part of the NYC Parks Fitness Instructor Training Program.

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 2016-03-04 2016-03-04 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.66070175170898400, -73.96540069580078000 Mon, 22 Feb 2016 14:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Toddler Carnival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/04/toddler-carnival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/04/toddler-carnival Date: March 4, 2016

Children age 5 and under come celebrate with us! We will have carnival games, music, and dance. We are extending our toddler hours and want you to come join us.

We have regular programming for babies and toddlers on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at 11 a.m. The event and program is free for all. A caregiver must stay with child.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 543-8672

Location: Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center (in Williamsbridge Oval)

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X104 Williamsbridge Oval 2016-03-04 2016-03-04 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.87689971923828000, -73.87650299072266000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56c0a3509ba2b.png Mon, 22 Feb 2016 14:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/04/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/04/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: March 4, 2016

Take our signature tour, and let Central Park Conservancy guides give you an insider's look at some of the most iconic features of the world's greatest urban park. Learn how rocky, swampy land was built into the living work of art that is Central Park today. Highlights of this tour include: the Dairy, Sheep Meadow, Cherry Hill, the Lake, Bow Bridge, Bethesda Terrace, The Mall, and Literary Walk.

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

For weather cancellation, ticket and other policies, please review Central Park's Conservancy's policies carefully.

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

For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2016-03-04 2016-03-04 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5707fdbcd2ffa.JPG Fri, 08 Apr 2016 16:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Women's History Month: Seasonal Arts & Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/04/seasonal-arts-craftswomens-history-month http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/04/seasonal-arts-craftswomens-history-month Date: March 4, 2016

Make arts and crafts items relating to celebrity women from the Bronx. For all ages; parents and kids together.

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 2016-03-04 2016-03-04 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 04 Mar 2016 18:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Teen PASS]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/04/teen-pass http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/04/teen-pass Date: March 4, 2016

When school is out, Teen PASS offers FREE, exceptional clubs that focus on the areas of NYC Parks, arts, environmental science and sports that are tailored to the interests and talents of 6th - 8th graders. We create a safe space for young people to grow as scientists and artists, nature lovers and healthy individuals alongside our gifted staff.

Programs are held during weekday afternoons, select Saturdays and school holidays at Red Hook Recreation Center, Faber Park Field House and Westside Collaborative middle school. Check each individual site for specific program schedules.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: 2123602746

Location: Faber Park Field House (in Faber Pool and Park),Red Hook Recreation Center (in Red Hook Recreation Area)

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R008, B126 Faber Pool and Park, Red Hook Recreation Area 2016-03-04 2016-03-04 3:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.64023590087890600, -74.13526916503906000; 40.67240142822265600, -74.00399780273438000 Mon, 19 Oct 2015 13:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[3 to 6 Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/04/3-to-6-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/04/3-to-6-club Date: March 4, 2016

Walker Park is offering various activities at the 3 to 6 Club, open to children ages 7 through 12 years, including art, literacy and sports.

Registration began September 8th and is ongoing. However, space is limited and on a first come, first serve basis.

For more information please contact Rich Costello at (718) 816-6172

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

Location: Walker Park

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R015 Walker Park 2016-03-04 2016-03-04 3:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.64329910278320000, -74.10939788818360000 Mon, 28 Mar 2016 18:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Women on Film Series: 'Free Angela And All Political Prisoners']]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/04/womens-history-month-film-series-free-angela-and-all-political-prisoners http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/04/womens-history-month-film-series-free-angela-and-all-political-prisoners Date: March 4, 2016

Celebrate Women’s History Month!

Join us for Shola Lynch's award-winning documentary about college professor/author/activist Angela Davis. The film chronicles her life and how her social activism implicates her in a botched kidnapping attempt that ends with a shootout, four dead, and her name on the FBI's 10 most wanted list.

Know Before You Go
Seating is limited. You should arrive before 6:30 p.m. to get a seat. Reservations are taken for groups only; please email letitia.guillory@parks.nyc.gov.

All are welcome!

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 965-8942

Location: St. John's Recreation Center

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2016-03-04 2016-03-04 6:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.67350006103500000, -73.93479919433600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56cf8ab0675f8.jpg Mon, 29 Feb 2016 17:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Will Eisner "The Spirit" Retrospective Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/05/will-eisner-the-spirit-retrospective-exhibitionwomens-history-month http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/05/will-eisner-the-spirit-retrospective-exhibitionwomens-history-month Date: March 5, 2016

The Poe Park Visitor Center is proud to celebrate the 75th anniversary of Will Eisner's "The Spirit." Arguably the most influential person in American comics, Will Eisner as artist, entrepreneur, innovator, and virtual storyteller, enjoyed a career that encompassed comic books from their early beginnings in the 1930s to their development as graphic novels in the 1990s.

On display at the Poe Park Visitor Center gallery, the exhibit will feature artworks from Will Eisner's estate, which will include comic strips of "The Spirit", Eisner's graphic novels "A Contact with God", "Dropsie Avenue", "Life Force", and more.

There will be a discussion with Ray Felix of The Spirit's Femme Fatales as part of Women's History Month: "P'Gell", "Sand Sarif", and more.

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 2016-03-05 2016-03-05 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 04 Mar 2016 18:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Greenmarket at Grand Army Plaza]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/05/greenmarket-at-grand-army-plaza http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/05/greenmarket-at-grand-army-plaza Date: March 5, 2016

At what other market can you do all your food shopping, sample local wine, and explore Brooklyn's favorite park? Established in 1989, the Grand Army Plaza greenmarket is the flagship Brooklyn market.

EBT/Food Stamps and WIC & Senior FMNP coupons accepted year-round.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Grand Army Plaza

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B040 Grand Army Plaza 2016-03-05 2016-03-05 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.67350006103515600, -73.97010040283203000 Mon, 22 Feb 2016 14:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Van Cortlandt Track Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/05/van-cortlandt-track-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/05/van-cortlandt-track-club Date: March 5, 2016

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

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Van Cortlandt Stadium (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2016-03-05 2016-03-05 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.888, -73.8968 Wed, 06 May 2015 12:02:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/05/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/05/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: March 5, 2016

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

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

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

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

Please note: Fitness programs are canceled if the weather is lower than 20 degrees and when there are icy conditions.

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 9:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2016-03-05 2016-03-05 8:30 am 9:30 am 40.86059951782226600, -73.93379974365234000 Tue, 09 Feb 2016 15:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[New York Road Runners Open Run: Run for Life - Astoria Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/05/new-york-road-runners-open-run-run-for-life-astoria-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/05/new-york-road-runners-open-run-run-for-life-astoria-park Date: March 5, 2016

Open Run is a new community-based initiative that launched in St. Mary's Park in the Bronx on National Running Day, June 3, 2015. Through this initiative, New York Road Runners is empowering local volunteers to bring free weekly runs to local neighborhood parks all over NYC.

All runs are directed by volunteers and are free to all participants. The finish line is open until the last person is done. The courses vary based on park, but they are between 2.5-3 miles. Participants are encouraged to arrive 15 minutes before the start of the run and to leave their valuables at home – bag check is not provided. No need to do anything before the run, just show up. Open to all ages, experience levels, walkers, strollers, dogs: All are welcome!

This program is in coordination with NYC Parks' Community Parks Initiative.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Astoria Park Track (in Astoria Park)

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Q004 Astoria Park 2016-03-05 2016-03-05 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.77669906616211000, -73.92579650878906000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/567b14d16da82.png Mon, 28 Dec 2015 18:00:03 EST