NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2014 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://www.nycgovparks.org/sub_things_to_do/upcoming_events/events_search.php NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Thu, 17 Apr 2014 09:59:00 GMT NYC Parks News 25 25 http://www.nycgovparks.org/sub_things_to_do/upcoming_events/events_search.php http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/parks_leaf_thumb.gif <![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Chair Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/11/shape-up-nyc-chair-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/11/shape-up-nyc-chair-aerobics Date: June 11, 2014

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

For adults and seniors.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 771-2787

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

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2014-06-11 2014-06-11 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.8108, -73.9147 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 05:59:01 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Tennis]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/11/cityparks-seniors-fitness-tennis2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/11/cityparks-seniors-fitness-tennis2 Date: June 11, 2014

The CityParks Seniors Fitness program offers free tennis lessons, yoga instruction, and fitness walking in 14 parks across the city. The program aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help us feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis. No matter how old we are, our bodies always benefit from physical activity. All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718)760-6999

Location: Brielle Ave. between Rockland Ave. and Wolcott Ave. (in LaTourette Park & Golf Course)

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R013 LaTourette Park & Golf Course 2014-06-11 2014-06-11 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.5911, -74.1395 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d6a68e59b4.jpg Thu, 17 Apr 2014 05:59:01 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Tennis]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/11/cityparks-seniors-fitness-tennis1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/11/cityparks-seniors-fitness-tennis1 Date: June 11, 2014

The CityParks Seniors Fitness program offers free tennis lessons, yoga instruction, and fitness walking in 14 parks across the city. The program aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help us feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis. No matter how old we are, our bodies always benefit from physical activity. All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718)760-6999

Location: Flushing Meadows Corona Park

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2014-06-11 2014-06-11 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7493, -73.8546 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d6c8aaf20a.jpg Thu, 17 Apr 2014 05:59:01 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Tennis]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/11/cityparks-seniors-fitness-tennis http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/11/cityparks-seniors-fitness-tennis Date: June 11, 2014

The CityParks Seniors Fitness program offers free tennis lessons, yoga instruction, and fitness walking in 14 parks across the city. The program aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help us feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis. No matter how old we are, our bodies always benefit from physical activity. All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718)760-6999

Location: Fieldhouse (in Astoria Park)

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Q004 Astoria Park 2014-06-11 2014-06-11 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7749, -73.9241 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d6cde80d16.jpg Thu, 17 Apr 2014 05:59:01 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Senior Fitness: Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/11/cityparks-senior-fitness-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/11/cityparks-senior-fitness-yoga Date: June 11, 2014

The CityParks Seniors Fitness program offers free tennis lessons, yoga instruction, and fitness walking in 14 parks across the city. The program aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help us feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis. No matter how old we are, our bodies always benefit from physical activity. All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718)760-6999

Location: Soundview Park

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X118 Soundview Park 2014-06-11 2014-06-11 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.8174, -73.8703 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d6ba07e982.jpg Thu, 17 Apr 2014 05:59:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Greenbelt Peepers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/11/greenbelt-peepers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/11/greenbelt-peepers Date: June 11, 2014

Join us for a dynamic exploration of the wonders of the forest.

Through hands-on activities, observations, finger plays, games, and stories, children will become familiar with the sights and sounds of the forest.

The program will take place indoors and outdoors for 2 year olds and their caregiver.

Space is limited, pre-registration highly recommended.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 10:45 am

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2014-06-11 2014-06-11 10:00 am 10:45 am 40.5884, -74.1391 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 05:59:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Weird, Wild & Wonderful]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/11/weird-wild-wonderful http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/11/weird-wild-wonderful Date: June 11, 2014

In homage to the beauty of the botanical world's most bizarre flora, the New York Botanical Garden invited members of the American Society of Botanical Artists to participate in a study of the eccentric, creating works of art based on visually unusual plants chosen by the artists themselves.

View the results of their efforts, 46 captivating paintings and illustrations of exotic specimens, on display in the Ross Gallery.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2014-06-11 2014-06-11 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 05:59:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Sit Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/11/sit-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/11/sit-aerobics Date: June 11, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 771-2787

Location: St. Johns Recreation Center

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2014-06-11 2014-06-11 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.6735, -73.9348 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 05:59:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Chair Toning]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/11/shape-up-nyc-chair-toning http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/11/shape-up-nyc-chair-toning Date: June 11, 2014

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

For adults and seniors.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 402-5155

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

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2014-06-11 2014-06-11 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.8108, -73.9147 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 05:59:01 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/11/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/11/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga3 Date: June 11, 2014

The CityParks Seniors Fitness program offers free tennis lessons, yoga instruction, and fitness walking in 14 parks across the city. The program aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help us feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis. No matter how old we are, our bodies always benefit from physical activity. All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718)760-6999

Location: Inwood Hill Park

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2014-06-11 2014-06-11 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.873, -73.9254 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d6d3522e94.jpg Thu, 17 Apr 2014 05:59:01 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/11/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/11/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga2 Date: June 11, 2014

The CityParks Seniors Fitness program offers free tennis lessons, yoga instruction, and fitness walking in 14 parks across the city. The program aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help us feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis. No matter how old we are, our bodies always benefit from physical activity. All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718)760-6999

Location: South Oxford Park

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B407 South Oxford Park 2014-06-11 2014-06-11 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.6836, -73.9724 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d6d95b3814.jpg Thu, 17 Apr 2014 05:59:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Boot Camp]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/11/shape-up-nyc-bootcamp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/11/shape-up-nyc-bootcamp Date: June 11, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-06-11 2014-06-11 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 05:59:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Wheelchair Basketball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/11/wheelchair-basketball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/11/wheelchair-basketball Date: June 11, 2014

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

Recreation Center membership is required to participate.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 293-5934

Location: West Bronx Recreation Center

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X261 West Bronx Recreation Center 2014-06-11 2014-06-11 6:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.8441, -73.9188 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 05:59:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Salute to the Sun Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/11/summer-on-the-hudson-salute-to-the-sun-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/11/summer-on-the-hudson-salute-to-the-sun-yoga Date: June 11, 2014

End your day with relaxing Hatha yoga in a beautiful sunset setting.

Suitable for all fitness levels. Please wear loose, comfortable clothing and bring your own mat.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: The Plaza at 66th Street (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2014-06-11 2014-06-11 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.777, -73.9907 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/531f37a9a15ac.JPG Thu, 17 Apr 2014 05:59:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Yoga - Relax and Stretch]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/11/shape-up-nyc-yoga-relax-and-stretch http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/11/shape-up-nyc-yoga-relax-and-stretch Date: June 11, 2014

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

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

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: McDonald Park House (in McDonald Playground)

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R034 McDonald Playground 2014-06-11 2014-06-11 7:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.6291, -74.1155 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 05:59:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Positive Reinforcement Dog Training]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/12/summer-on-the-hudson-positive-reinforcement-dog-training http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/12/summer-on-the-hudson-positive-reinforcement-dog-training Date: June 12, 2014

Jay Andors (KPA-CTP) of NY Clicker Training and Lauren Wojcik (KPA-CTP) of Lauren’s Leash lead a six-week training seminar that will give you foundation skills for a lifetime of good dog behavior. For the first session leave your dog at home. Pre-registration and NYC dog license required – call (212) 408-0219.

Start time: 6:30 am

End time: 7:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 408-0219

Location: Pier I (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2014-06-12 2014-06-12 6:30 am 7:30 am 40.7797, -73.9889 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 05:59:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Seniors Fitness: Walking]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/12/seniors-fitness-walking http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/12/seniors-fitness-walking Date: June 12, 2014

Walking is an excellent way to stay fit and enjoy the scenes of the city.

For ages 60+; pre-registration is required.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 760-6999

Location: Indian Field Comfort Station (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2014-06-12 2014-06-12 9:00 am 40.8959, -73.8782 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 05:59:01 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/12/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/12/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga3 Date: June 12, 2014

The CityParks Seniors Fitness program offers free tennis lessons, yoga instruction, and fitness walking in 14 parks across the city. The program aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help us feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis. No matter how old we are, our bodies always benefit from physical activity. All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718)760-6999

Location: Roy Wilkins Park Parking Lot

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2014-06-12 2014-06-12 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.6863, -73.7689 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d7831dc747.jpg Thu, 17 Apr 2014 05:59:01 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Tennis]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/12/cityparks-seniors-fitness-tennis2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/12/cityparks-seniors-fitness-tennis2 Date: June 12, 2014

The CityParks Seniors Fitness program offers free tennis lessons, yoga instruction, and fitness walking in 14 parks across the city. The program aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help us feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis. No matter how old we are, our bodies always benefit from physical activity. All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718)760-6999

Location: Cunningham Park at 193rd Street

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2014-06-12 2014-06-12 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.7302, -73.7774 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d6e23b6354.jpg Thu, 17 Apr 2014 05:59:01 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/12/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/12/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga1 Date: June 12, 2014

The CityParks Seniors Fitness program offers free tennis lessons, yoga instruction, and fitness walking in 14 parks across the city. The program aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help us feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis. No matter how old we are, our bodies always benefit from physical activity. All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718)760-6999

Location: East 86th Street and East End Avenue (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2014-06-12 2014-06-12 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.7749, -73.9438 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d78aba2a4c.jpg Thu, 17 Apr 2014 05:59:01 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Walking]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/12/cityparks-seniors-fitness-walking http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/12/cityparks-seniors-fitness-walking Date: June 12, 2014

The CityParks Seniors Fitness program offers free tennis lessons, yoga instruction, and fitness walking in 14 parks across the city. The program aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help us feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis. No matter how old we are, our bodies always benefit from physical activity. All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718)760-6999

Location: Woodlawn Tennis Courts (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2014-06-12 2014-06-12 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.8966, -73.8786 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d76499ca57.jpg Thu, 17 Apr 2014 05:59:01 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/12/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/12/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga Date: June 12, 2014

The CityParks Seniors Fitness program offers free tennis lessons, yoga instruction, and fitness walking in 14 parks across the city. The program aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help us feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis. No matter how old we are, our bodies always benefit from physical activity. All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718)760-6999

Location: Middletown Rd & Stadium Ave (in Pelham Bay Park)

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2014-06-12 2014-06-12 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.8485, -73.8199 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d787974f5b.jpg Thu, 17 Apr 2014 05:59:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Fitness Walk at Joe Michaels Mile]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/12/fitness-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/12/fitness-walk Date: June 12, 2014

Join other adults in a weekly fitness walking program that starts at the western end of Joe Michaels Mile (near the front of Fort Totten). No registration is required.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: 718-352-4793 ext. 301

Location: Joe Michaels Mile: Western Entrance (in Crocheron Park)

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Q012 Crocheron Park 2014-06-12 2014-06-12 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.7888, -73.7821 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 05:59:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Stretch, Tone and Balance]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/12/shape-up-nyc-stretch-tone-and-balance http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/12/shape-up-nyc-stretch-tone-and-balance Date: June 12, 2014

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: McDonald Park House (in McDonald Playground)

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R034 McDonald Playground 2014-06-12 2014-06-12 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.6291, -74.1155 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 05:59:01 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Senior Fitness: Tennis]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/12/cityparks-senior-fitness-tennis http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/12/cityparks-senior-fitness-tennis Date: June 12, 2014

The CityParks Seniors Fitness program offers free tennis lessons, yoga instruction, and fitness walking in 14 parks across the city. The program aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help us feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis. No matter how old we are, our bodies always benefit from physical activity. All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718)760-6999

Location: Roy Wilkins Park Parking Lot

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2014-06-12 2014-06-12 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.6863, -73.7689 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d798f8788b.jpg Thu, 17 Apr 2014 05:59:01 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/12/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/12/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga2 Date: June 12, 2014

The CityParks Seniors Fitness program offers free tennis lessons, yoga instruction, and fitness walking in 14 parks across the city. The program aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help us feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis. No matter how old we are, our bodies always benefit from physical activity. All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718)760-6999

Location: Cunningham Park at 193rd Street

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2014-06-12 2014-06-12 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7302, -73.7774 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d7b33aef25.jpg Thu, 17 Apr 2014 05:59:01 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Tennis]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/12/cityparks-seniors-fitness-tennis1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/12/cityparks-seniors-fitness-tennis1 Date: June 12, 2014

The CityParks Seniors Fitness program offers free tennis lessons, yoga instruction, and fitness walking in 14 parks across the city. The program aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help us feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis. No matter how old we are, our bodies always benefit from physical activity. All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718)760-6999

Location: W. 207 St. & Seaman Ave. (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2014-06-12 2014-06-12 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.869, -73.9224 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d79c993d9b.jpg Thu, 17 Apr 2014 05:59:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Greenbelt Tree Tots]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/12/greenbelt-tree-tots http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/12/greenbelt-tree-tots Date: June 12, 2014

Join us for a dynamic exploration of the wonders of the forest. Through hands-on activities, observations, finger plays, games, and stories, children will become familiar with the sights and sounds of the forest.

The program will take place indoors and outdoors for 3-4 year olds and their caregivers. Registration required. Space is limited.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 10:45 am

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2014-06-12 2014-06-12 10:00 am 10:45 am 40.5884, -74.1391 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 05:59:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Plein Air Landscape Drawing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/12/plein-air-landscape-drawing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/12/plein-air-landscape-drawing Date: June 12, 2014

Join artist Geri Smith to develop artistic direction while building technical and compositional skills in an outdoor setting. Learn how to simplify gardens and landscape into essential shape, tone, texture, and line, creating a personal visual vocabulary of b/w graphite drawings. All levels welcome. Please bring a folding chair. Materials list provided. Six classes. Registration required at info@bpmm.org or (718) 885-1461.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 885-1461

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2014-06-12 2014-06-12 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.8705, -73.8109 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 05:59:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Weird, Wild & Wonderful]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/12/weird-wild-wonderful http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/12/weird-wild-wonderful Date: June 12, 2014

In homage to the beauty of the botanical world's most bizarre flora, the New York Botanical Garden invited members of the American Society of Botanical Artists to participate in a study of the eccentric, creating works of art based on visually unusual plants chosen by the artists themselves.

View the results of their efforts, 46 captivating paintings and illustrations of exotic specimens, on display in the Ross Gallery.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2014-06-12 2014-06-12 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 05:59:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Stretching, Toning, Relaxation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/12/stretching-toning-relaxation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/12/stretching-toning-relaxation Date: June 12, 2014

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

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

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-06-12 2014-06-12 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 05:59:01 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Senior Fitness: Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/12/cityparks-senior-fitness-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/12/cityparks-senior-fitness-yoga Date: June 12, 2014

The CityParks Seniors Fitness program offers free tennis lessons, yoga instruction, and fitness walking in 14 parks across the city. The program aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help us feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis. No matter how old we are, our bodies always benefit from physical activity. All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (718)760-6999

Location: John Jay Park

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M045 John Jay Park 2014-06-12 2014-06-12 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.7692, -73.9495 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d78f2979a4.jpg Thu, 17 Apr 2014 05:59:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Locomotive Lawn Live]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/12/summer-on-the-hudson-locomotive-lawn-live http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/12/summer-on-the-hudson-locomotive-lawn-live Date: June 12, 2014

Songs for seeds is a rockin’ music class that encourages kids to dance, play, and sing along with a live band.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: 311

Location: Locomotive Lawn (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2014-06-12 2014-06-12 10:30 am 11:00 am 40.7749, -73.9912 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 05:59:01 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Tennis]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/12/cityparks-seniors-fitness-tennis http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/12/cityparks-seniors-fitness-tennis Date: June 12, 2014

The CityParks Seniors Fitness program offers free tennis lessons, yoga instruction, and fitness walking in 14 parks across the city. The program aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help us feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis. No matter how old we are, our bodies always benefit from physical activity. All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718)760-6999

Location: Tennis Courts (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2014-06-12 2014-06-12 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.6082, -73.935 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d7a740b326.jpg Thu, 17 Apr 2014 05:59:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Total Body Workout]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/12/shape-up-nyc-total-body-workout http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/12/shape-up-nyc-total-body-workout Date: June 12, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-3657

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

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X044 St. James Park 2014-06-12 2014-06-12 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.8647, -73.8992 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 05:59:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Conversational English]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/12/conversational-english http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/12/conversational-english Date: June 12, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-06-12 2014-06-12 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 05:59:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Adaptive Track and Field]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/12/adaptive-track-and-field http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/12/adaptive-track-and-field Date: June 12, 2014

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

Recreation Center membership is required to join.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 293-5934

Location: West Bronx Recreation Center

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X261 West Bronx Recreation Center 2014-06-12 2014-06-12 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8441, -73.9188 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 05:59:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Rock Your Seat]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/12/rock-your-seat http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/12/rock-your-seat Date: June 12, 2014

Experience the sound of music as you workout to the beat without leaving your seat. This class which takes place in a seated position will increase upper body range of motion, develop strength, and tone.

Recreation Center membership is required to participate.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 667-3545

Location: Greenbelt Recreation Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2014-06-12 2014-06-12 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.5926, -74.1358 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 05:59:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Blooming Naturalists: Introduction to Bird Watching]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/12/blooming-naturalists http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/12/blooming-naturalists Date: June 12, 2014

So you think you are a naturalist? Join the Alliance at the Audubon Center in this Introduction to Bird Watching series. Using fun games and activities learn what makes birds so special!

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-06-12 2014-06-12 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5327482a3015f.png Thu, 17 Apr 2014 05:59:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Learn To Draw]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/12/learn-to-draw http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/12/learn-to-draw Date: June 12, 2014

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-06-12 2014-06-12 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 05:59:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature on the Go!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/12/nature-on-the-go http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/12/nature-on-the-go Date: June 12, 2014

Join the Prospect Park Alliance at the Audubon Center to learn about the nature that is all around us. A naturalist leads children and families to areas near the Audubon Center to discover the flora and fauna in the park. Meet at the Audubon Center.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-06-12 2014-06-12 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51634824e03ed.jpg Thu, 17 Apr 2014 05:59:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Riverside Gallery Art in the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/12/summer-on-the-hudson-riverside-gallery-art-in-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/12/summer-on-the-hudson-riverside-gallery-art-in-the-park Date: June 12, 2014

Tour the Riverside Park open air gallery to see the 4th year presentations of the Art Students League Model to Monument public art project, featuring sculptures by seven accomplished artists.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Riverside Park South

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M353 Riverside Park South 2014-06-12 2014-06-12 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7774, -73.9906 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/531f561e7ec7b.png Thu, 17 Apr 2014 05:59:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Animal Encounter]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/12/animal-encounter http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/12/animal-encounter Date: June 12, 2014

Curious as to how "Snappy" the turtle got her name? Want to watch the snake gobble up a mouse? Join the Alliance at the Audubon Center to learn more about the animals in our collection. Discover what it takes to care for these amazing creatures and assist in an actual feeding. There will also be opportunities to get up close and personal!

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-06-12 2014-06-12 3:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5163470fe9ca2.png Thu, 17 Apr 2014 05:59:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Volunteer with the Garden Crew]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/12/garden-crew1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/12/garden-crew1 Date: June 12, 2014

The garden crew will be meeting regularly to maintain and revitalize the ornamental and native plantings around Sherman Creek and Swindler Cove. As part of garden crew you will help redesign and plant garden beds as well as weed, water, and dead-head in existing gardens. If you want to learn more about planting, pruning, weed identification, and other horticultural techniques join the garden crew in their weekly workdays.

Please register by email.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone: (917) 291-6436

Location: Sherman Creek Park (in Sherman Creek)

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M300 Sherman Creek 2014-06-12 2014-06-12 4:00 pm 6:30 pm 40.8611, -73.918 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 05:59:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Little Red's Hood]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/12/little-reds-hood http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/12/little-reds-hood Date: June 12, 2014

Enjoy this enchanting classic fairytale with a modern twist.

Sponsored by City Parks Foundation.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-235-4100

Location: Dry Harbor Playground (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2014-06-12 2014-06-12 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.7025, -73.8677 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 05:59:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Bootcamp]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/12/shape-up-nyc-bootcamp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/12/shape-up-nyc-bootcamp Date: June 12, 2014

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

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

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: McDonald Park House (in McDonald Playground)

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R034 McDonald Playground 2014-06-12 2014-06-12 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.6291, -74.1155 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 05:59:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Seven Wonders of Van Cortlandt Park: The Lake]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/12/seven-wonders-of-van-cortlandt-park-the-lake http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/12/seven-wonders-of-van-cortlandt-park-the-lake Date: June 12, 2014

This family-friendly event includes collecting and identifying aquatic invertebrates and a tour around the lake.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Van Cortlandt Golf House (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2014-06-12 2014-06-12 6:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.889, -73.8923 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 05:59:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Adaptive Dance]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/12/adaptive-dance http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/12/adaptive-dance Date: June 12, 2014

Body movement to dance music: reggae, hip hop, funk. Recreation Center membership is required to participate.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 234-9607

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

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M014 Jackie Robinson Park 2014-06-12 2014-06-12 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.8242, -73.9425 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 05:59:02 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/13/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/13/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga Date: June 13, 2014

The CityParks Seniors Fitness program offers free tennis lessons, yoga instruction, and fitness walking in 14 parks across the city. The program aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help us feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis. No matter how old we are, our bodies always benefit from physical activity. All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718)760-6999

Location: Brielle Ave. between Rockland Ave. and Wolcott Ave. (in LaTourette Park & Golf Course)

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R013 LaTourette Park & Golf Course 2014-06-13 2014-06-13 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.5911, -74.1395 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d7770760a4.jpg Thu, 17 Apr 2014 05:59:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Yoga in the Orangerie Spring Series]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/13/yoga-in-the-orangerie-spring-series http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/13/yoga-in-the-orangerie-spring-series Date: June 13, 2014

A beginner-level class also suitable for those who want to deepen their practice in a steady, mindful approach.

Taught by certified Anusara® yoga teacher Ann Casapini in a serene, sunlit space.

Ten classes. Class size limited to 12. Registration and pre-payment required.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:15 am

Contact phone: (718) 885-1461

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2014-06-13 2014-06-13 9:00 am 10:15 am 40.8705, -73.8109 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 05:59:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Weird, Wild & Wonderful]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/13/weird-wild-wonderful http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/13/weird-wild-wonderful Date: June 13, 2014

In homage to the beauty of the botanical world's most bizarre flora, the New York Botanical Garden invited members of the American Society of Botanical Artists to participate in a study of the eccentric, creating works of art based on visually unusual plants chosen by the artists themselves.

View the results of their efforts, 46 captivating paintings and illustrations of exotic specimens, on display in the Ross Gallery.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2014-06-13 2014-06-13 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 05:59:02 EDT
<![CDATA[English Reading For Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/13/english-reading-for-adults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/13/english-reading-for-adults Date: June 13, 2014

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-06-13 2014-06-13 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 05:59:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Sit Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/13/sit-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/13/sit-aerobics Date: June 13, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 771-2787

Location: St. Johns Recreation Center

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2014-06-13 2014-06-13 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.6735, -73.9348 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 05:59:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Blooming Naturalists: Introduction to Bird Watching]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/13/blooming-naturalists http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/13/blooming-naturalists Date: June 13, 2014

So you think you are a naturalist? Join the Alliance at the Audubon Center in this Introduction to Bird Watching series. Using fun games and activities learn what makes birds so special!

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-06-13 2014-06-13 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5327482a3015f.png Thu, 17 Apr 2014 05:59:02 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Tennis]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/13/cityparks-seniors-fitness-tennis http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/13/cityparks-seniors-fitness-tennis Date: June 13, 2014

The CityParks Seniors Fitness program offers free tennis lessons, yoga instruction, and fitness walking in 14 parks across the city. The program aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help us feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis. No matter how old we are, our bodies always benefit from physical activity. All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718)760-6999

Location: Tennis Center (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-06-13 2014-06-13 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.79, -73.9619 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d7ba922a4e.jpg Thu, 17 Apr 2014 05:59:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Conference House Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/13/house-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/13/house-tours Date: June 13, 2014

Come to the Conference House in Tottenville for guided tours through an historic house where Benjamin Franklin, Edward Rutledge, John Adams, and Lord Howe met in an attempt to end the Revolutionary War. After taking a guided tour, experience the rich views of nature at Conference House Park, as well as stopping by the Visitor's Center to view our rotating exhibits!

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 984-6046

Location: Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2014-06-13 2014-06-13 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.502, -74.2514 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5339a985105b4.jpg Thu, 17 Apr 2014 05:59:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Short Story Fiction/Non-Fiction Writing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/13/short-story-fictionnonfiction-writing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/13/short-story-fictionnonfiction-writing Date: June 13, 2014

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

This class is for adults.

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-06-13 2014-06-13 1:30 pm 3:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 05:59:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature on the Go!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/13/nature-on-the-go http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/13/nature-on-the-go Date: June 13, 2014

Join the Prospect Park Alliance at the Audubon Center to learn about the nature that is all around us. A naturalist leads children and families to areas near the Audubon Center to discover the flora and fauna in the park. Meet at the Audubon Center.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-06-13 2014-06-13 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51634824e03ed.jpg Thu, 17 Apr 2014 05:59:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Adapted Aquatics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/13/adapted-aquatics2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/13/adapted-aquatics2 Date: June 13, 2014

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

To register, please call our Citywide Aquatics office at 718-760-6969 ext. 0. Recreation Center membership is required to participate.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-760-6969 ext. 0

Location: Metropolitan Recreation Center

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B085 Metropolitan Recreation Center 2014-06-13 2014-06-13 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.7151, -73.9605 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 05:59:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Seasonal Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/13/seasonal-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/13/seasonal-crafts Date: June 13, 2014

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-06-13 2014-06-13 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 05:59:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Animal Encounter]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/13/animal-encounter http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/13/animal-encounter Date: June 13, 2014

Curious as to how "Snappy" the turtle got her name? Want to watch the snake gobble up a mouse? Join the Alliance at the Audubon Center to learn more about the animals in our collection. Discover what it takes to care for these amazing creatures and assist in an actual feeding. There will also be opportunities to get up close and personal!

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-06-13 2014-06-13 3:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5163470fe9ca2.png Thu, 17 Apr 2014 05:59:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Adapted Aquatics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/13/adapted-aquatics1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/13/adapted-aquatics1 Date: June 13, 2014

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

To register, please call the Citywide Aquatics office at 718-760-6969 ext. 0. Recreation Center membership is required to participate.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-760-6969 ext. 0

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

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M164 Asser Levy Playground 2014-06-13 2014-06-13 3:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7361, -73.9757 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 05:59:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Adapted Aquatics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/13/adapted-aquatics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/13/adapted-aquatics Date: June 13, 2014

Practice your swimming skills in this adaptive swim program for people with disabilities! To register, which is mandatory, please call the Citywide Aquatics office at 718-760-6969 ext. 0.

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

Start time: 4:30 pm

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-760-6969 ext. 0

Location: Roy Wilkins Recreation Center

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Q448 Roy Wilkins Recreation Center 2014-06-13 2014-06-13 4:30 pm 5:30 pm 40.6881, -73.7701 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 05:59:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Cardio Sculpt]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/13/shape-up-nyc-cardio-sculpt http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/13/shape-up-nyc-cardio-sculpt Date: June 13, 2014

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

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

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: McDonald Park House (in McDonald Playground)

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R034 McDonald Playground 2014-06-13 2014-06-13 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.6291, -74.1155 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 05:59:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Movie in Crocheron Park: "Tangled"]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/13/movies-across-from-golden-pond-in-crocheron-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/13/movies-across-from-golden-pond-in-crocheron-park Date: June 13, 2014

The long-haired Rapunzel has spent her whole life in a tower but now that a runaway thief has stumbled upon her, she sets out to discover the world and who she really is.

Please bring a blanket or low chair.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-4793

Location: 35th Avenue and Cross Island Parkway (in Crocheron Park)

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Q012 Crocheron Park 2014-06-13 2014-06-13 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.7713, -73.7653 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 05:59:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Van Cortlandt Track Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/14/van-cortlandt-track-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/14/van-cortlandt-track-club Date: June 14, 2014

Van Cortlandt Track Club runs through and around the Yonkers-Bronx border in small groups.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Van Cortlandt Stadium (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2014-06-14 2014-06-14 8:00 am 40.888, -73.8968 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 05:59:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Bird Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/14/bird-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/14/bird-walk Date: June 14, 2014

NYC Audubon experts lead the way as we marvel at quirky but logical bird behavior and delicate feathers in exquisite patterns.

When birding on your own, check the Nature Sightings log in front of the Nature Center before you head out. At the end of walks, please add your sightings to the log, so others may be aware of recent nature happenings in the park.

Bring binoculars if you have them and wear sturdy shoes!

Start time: 8:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 430-1890

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2014-06-14 2014-06-14 8:00 am 40.8911, -73.894 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 05:59:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Greenmarket at Grand Army Plaza]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/14/greenmarket-at-grand-army-plaza http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/14/greenmarket-at-grand-army-plaza Date: June 14, 2014

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Grand Army Plaza

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B040 Grand Army Plaza 2014-06-14 2014-06-14 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.6735, -73.9701 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52c7206a84855.jpg Thu, 17 Apr 2014 05:59:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Birds of the Highland Park Ridgewood Reservoir]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/14/birds-of-the-highland-park-ridgewood-reservoir http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/14/birds-of-the-highland-park-ridgewood-reservoir Date: June 14, 2014

The Queens County Bird club will lead a nature walk around the Reservoir in search of birds.

Binoculars recommended.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 235-4462

Location: Ridgewood Reservoir

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2014-06-14 2014-06-14 9:00 am 11:00 am 40.6864, -73.8892 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 05:59:02 EDT
<![CDATA[ESL Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/14/esl-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/14/esl-class Date: June 14, 2014

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-06-14 2014-06-14 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 05:59:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Zumba]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/14/shape-up-nyc-zumba http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/14/shape-up-nyc-zumba Date: June 14, 2014

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

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

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: McDonald Park House (in McDonald Playground)

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R034 McDonald Playground 2014-06-14 2014-06-14 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.6291, -74.1155 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 05:59:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Street Skills Ride]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/14/street-skills-ride http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/14/street-skills-ride Date: June 14, 2014

Increase your comfort and confidence when cycling NYC's streets at this class for teens and adults. Ride 5 to 8 miles in small groups with certified cycling instructors.

Registration is required. Bring a bike & a helmet.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Putnam Avenue and Van Cortlandt Park South (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2014-06-14 2014-06-14 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8861, -73.8975 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 05:59:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Get Active Hiking]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/14/get-active-hiking http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/14/get-active-hiking Date: June 14, 2014

This 3-4 hour hike visits all seven wonders of Van Cortlandt Park.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Van Cortlandt Park Station: Last Stop of #1 Train (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2014-06-14 2014-06-14 10:00 am 40.8892, -73.8986 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 05:59:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Shaking In Your Seat]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/14/shaking-in-your-seat http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/14/shaking-in-your-seat Date: June 14, 2014

This energizing, seated workout for adults and seniors invigorates and infuses new interest and enthusiasm in fitness. It uses exciting latin rhythms with easy to follow steps from cha-cha, mambo, merengue, salsa, bachata, flamenco, cumbia, old-school dances and even belly-dancing, making it fun, safe and healthy for all.

Recreation Center membership is required to participate.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 927-1563

Location: J. Hood Wright Recreation Center (in J. Hood Wright Park)

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M099 J. Hood Wright Park 2014-06-14 2014-06-14 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.8469, -73.9399 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 05:59:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Weird, Wild & Wonderful]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/14/weird-wild-wonderful http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/14/weird-wild-wonderful Date: June 14, 2014

In homage to the beauty of the botanical world's most bizarre flora, the New York Botanical Garden invited members of the American Society of Botanical Artists to participate in a study of the eccentric, creating works of art based on visually unusual plants chosen by the artists themselves.

View the results of their efforts, 46 captivating paintings and illustrations of exotic specimens, on display in the Ross Gallery.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2014-06-14 2014-06-14 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 05:59:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Big Backyeard BBQ]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/14/big-backyeard-bbq http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/14/big-backyeard-bbq Date: June 14, 2014

Make the sprawling lawns of the Daffodil Hill your backyard while kicking off summer's festivities with live music, outdoor fun, and a selection of barbeque styles. Food and drink samplings from New York-based specialty purveyors come paired with family entertainment throughout the weekend, and it's the perfect opportunity to get dad out of the house for Father's Day! We'll also have an array of local New York craft brews on hand to keep you cool.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2014-06-14 2014-06-14 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 05:59:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/14/shape-up-nyc-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/14/shape-up-nyc-aerobics Date: June 14, 2014

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-06-14 2014-06-14 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 05:59:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Knitting & Crocheting for Intermediate and Advanced Levels]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/14/knitcrochet-intermediate-group http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/14/knitcrochet-intermediate-group Date: June 14, 2014

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

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

Must be able to read and follow patterns.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-06-14 2014-06-14 10:30 am 12:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 05:59:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Zumba Toning]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/14/shape-up-nyc-zumba1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/14/shape-up-nyc-zumba1 Date: June 14, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: McDonald Park House (in McDonald Playground)

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R034 McDonald Playground 2014-06-14 2014-06-14 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.6291, -74.1155 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 05:59:02 EDT
<![CDATA[NatureFest at Willowbrook Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/14/naturefest-at-willowbrook-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/14/naturefest-at-willowbrook-park Date: June 14, 2014

Take a nature walk through the park, enjoy arts and crafts and more!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Willowbrook Park

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R030 Willowbrook Park 2014-06-14 2014-06-14 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.6036, -74.1584 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 05:59:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Adult Art: Get the Point! (oil pastels)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/14/adult-art-get-the-point-oil-pastels http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/14/adult-art-get-the-point-oil-pastels Date: June 14, 2014

Study the works of George Seurat, founder of the Pointillism movement, and discover the effectiveness of his post-Impressionistic painting technique using tiny dots of color. Color separation and application will be discussed. Learn and practice the technique of optical mixing with oil pastels.

Fee for three-part series $60 non-members/$51 Greenbelt Conservancy members

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2014-06-14 2014-06-14 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.5884, -74.1391 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 05:59:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Nature Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/14/family-nature-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/14/family-nature-crafts Date: June 14, 2014

Urban Park Rangers are role models who encourage children to let their imaginations run wild in a safe, supportive atmosphere. This family-friendly program is specifically designed for young children and families. Free your imagination by playing in nature and learning about conservation through eco-crafts. All supplies are provided.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Bloomingdale Park Playground (in Bloomingdale Park)

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R106 Bloomingdale Park 2014-06-14 2014-06-14 11:00 am 40.5354, -74.2083 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 05:59:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Friends of Fort Totten Parks' Family Fun Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/14/friends-of-fort-totten-parks-family-fun-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/14/friends-of-fort-totten-parks-family-fun-day Date: June 14, 2014

Come out and join us for a fun afternoon of free activities including games, rides, craft projects, giveaways, microchip clinic by Central Veterinary Associates and much more.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-4793 x301

Location: 33rd Road and 215th Place (in Crocheron Park)

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Q012 Crocheron Park 2014-06-14 2014-06-14 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.7721, -73.7694 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 05:59:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Basic Canoeing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/14/basic-canoeing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/14/basic-canoeing Date: June 14, 2014

Few experiences compare with being on the open water in New York City. The rhythm of the waves, the sun on your face, and the exhilaration of slicing through the water all add up to an experience you’ll never forget. Our trained Urban Park Rangers will lead you on canoe adventures that range from the gentle waters of protected lakes to the challenging open waters of rivers and bays. On an Urban Park Ranger canoe program, you can progress from a novice to an expert in one just one summer!

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 548-0912

Location: Crotona Nature Center (in Crotona Park)

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X010 Crotona Park 2014-06-14 2014-06-14 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.837, -73.8934 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 05:59:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Citizenship Classes for Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/14/citizenship-classes-for-adults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/14/citizenship-classes-for-adults Date: June 14, 2014

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

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 2014-06-14 2014-06-14 12:30 pm 1:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 05:59:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Conference House Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/14/house-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/14/house-tours Date: June 14, 2014

Come to the Conference House in Tottenville for guided tours through an historic house where Benjamin Franklin, Edward Rutledge, John Adams, and Lord Howe met in an attempt to end the Revolutionary War. After taking a guided tour, experience the rich views of nature at Conference House Park, as well as stopping by the Visitor's Center to view our rotating exhibits!

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 984-6046

Location: Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2014-06-14 2014-06-14 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.502, -74.2514 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5339a985105b4.jpg Thu, 17 Apr 2014 05:59:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Afternoon of Romance Literary Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/14/afternoon-of-romance-literary-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/14/afternoon-of-romance-literary-festival Date: June 14, 2014

Come join a wide array of New York City romance writers at Morris-Jumel Mansion! Meet authors of both contemporary, paranormal, and historic romance. Take a tour of the Mansion and find out how Eliza Jumel lived and loved plus learn about other scandalous women in history. FREE with Museum admission no advanced registration required.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 923-8008

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

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M073 Roger Morris Park 2014-06-14 2014-06-14 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.8345, -73.9385 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 05:59:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Fitness Bootcamp]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/14/fitness-bootcamp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/14/fitness-bootcamp Date: June 14, 2014

Come join in! Bootcamp is a total body workout that helps muscle tone, improve strength and endurance, and addresses muscle strength and endurance while keeping the heart rate up to burn calories and improve cardiovascular health

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-4793 x301

Location: Alley Athletic (in Alley Pond Park)

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2014-06-14 2014-06-14 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.7404, -73.7339 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 05:59:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Play Dates]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/14/summer-on-the-hudson-play-dates http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/14/summer-on-the-hudson-play-dates Date: June 14, 2014

Come have a family play date with your children and bring friends to this outdoor kiddie party featuring children’s entertainment, arts & crafts, and neighborhood fun!

May 10 Community Works / book-reading, discussion, & game-playing
June 14 Amelia Robinson of Mil's Trills / interactive music for kids of all ages
July 12 AndyRoo / a musical journey to the AndyRooniverse
August 9 Music with Patrick / Jam time!

Thank you to our 2014 Summer on the Hudson in West Harlem Piers Park sponsor Fairway Market.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: West Harlem Piers Park

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2014-06-14 2014-06-14 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.8188, -73.9611 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 05:59:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Dance and Fitness Infusion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/14/shape-up-nyc-dance-fitness-infusion http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/14/shape-up-nyc-dance-fitness-infusion Date: June 14, 2014

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

Dance and Fitness Infusion fuses the art of dance and exercise.

The workout is composed of different movements of dance and exercising techniques infused to strengthen abdominals, get rid of loss fat on triceps and biceps, and tighten muscles.

Exercises may include: different types crunches, leg raises, planks, and different styles of dance such as reggaeton, pop, and 80's music.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: McDonald Park House (in McDonald Playground)

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R034 McDonald Playground 2014-06-14 2014-06-14 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.6291, -74.1155 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 05:59:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids Enjoy Exercise Now (KEEN)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/14/kids-enjoy-exercise-now-keen http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/14/kids-enjoy-exercise-now-keen Date: June 14, 2014

Kids Enjoy Exercise Now (KEEN) is a recreational program that provides one-on-one activities for children and young adults with developmental and physical disabilities.

Children should enroll through NY Cares, and must be Recreation Center members. Please call the Recreation Center 54 at (212) 754-5411 for more information about how to enroll.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:45 pm

Contact phone: (212) 754-5411

Location: Recreation Center Fifty-four (in Recreation Center 54)

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M130 Recreation Center 54 2014-06-14 2014-06-14 1:00 pm 3:45 pm 40.7565, -73.9651 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 05:59:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Camping in Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/14/family-camping http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/14/family-camping Date: June 14, 2014

We camp to create lasting memories, connect with the natural world, and bond with our families. Camping affords us the opportunity to unplug from the diversions of everyday life and to laugh and play with our families. The Urban Park Rangers celebrate the tradition of camping throughout the spring and summer, and we look forward to welcoming your family. Tents are provided.

Space is limited and families are chosen by lottery. To enter your family in the lottery, visit nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Wednesday, June 4th.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Central Park

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M010 Central Park 2014-06-14 2014-06-14 6:00 pm 40.7796, -73.9694 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 05:59:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: West Coast Swing Outdoors]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/14/summer-on-the-hudson-west-coast-swing-outdoors http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/14/summer-on-the-hudson-west-coast-swing-outdoors Date: June 14, 2014

West Coast Swing, a partner dance fusing elements of slow Lindy Hop, Salsa, and booty-shakin', can be danced to R&B, pop, rock, hip hop, and blues! Come dance from 6-9 p.m. and get a lesson at 7 p.m.!

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: 125th Street and Marginal Street (in West Harlem Piers)

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M376 West Harlem Piers 2014-06-14 2014-06-14 6:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.8188, -73.9609 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 05:59:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/15/summer-on-the-hudson-tai-chi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/15/summer-on-the-hudson-tai-chi Date: June 15, 2014

Join Silvana Pizzuti to learn and practice Tai Chi, a slow moving martial art with health benefits for all fitness levels.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: 311

Location: Soldiers and Sailors Monument (in Riverside Park)

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M072 Riverside Park 2014-06-15 2014-06-15 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.792, -73.979 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 05:59:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Kayaking on the Hudson]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/15/summer-on-the-hudson-kayaking-on-the-hudson http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/15/summer-on-the-hudson-kayaking-on-the-hudson Date: June 15, 2014

Join The Downtown Boathouse for 20-minute instructional paddles. Please wear a bathing suit or shorts and a t-shirt, and know how to swim. Weather permitting. No registration required. Kayaks and life vests provided. All ages.

Please note: 72nd street Kayaking is volunteer run and volunteers are low, which sometimes results in shortened hours. The Downtown Boathouse is looking for volunteers. If you would like to volunteer please visit: http://www.downtownboathouse.org/volunteer.html

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Kayaking on the Hudson Meeting Point (in Riverside Park)

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M071 Riverside Park 2014-06-15 2014-06-15 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7814, -73.988 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 05:59:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Weird, Wild & Wonderful]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/15/weird-wild-wonderful http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/15/weird-wild-wonderful Date: June 15, 2014

In homage to the beauty of the botanical world's most bizarre flora, the New York Botanical Garden invited members of the American Society of Botanical Artists to participate in a study of the eccentric, creating works of art based on visually unusual plants chosen by the artists themselves.

View the results of their efforts, 46 captivating paintings and illustrations of exotic specimens, on display in the Ross Gallery.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2014-06-15 2014-06-15 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 05:59:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Big Backyeard BBQ]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/15/big-backyeard-bbq http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/15/big-backyeard-bbq Date: June 15, 2014

Make the sprawling lawns of the Daffodil Hill your backyard while kicking off summer's festivities with live music, outdoor fun, and a selection of barbeque styles. Food and drink samplings from New York-based specialty purveyors come paired with family entertainment throughout the weekend, and it's the perfect opportunity to get dad out of the house for Father's Day! We'll also have an array of local New York craft brews on hand to keep you cool.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2014-06-15 2014-06-15 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 05:59:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Forest Crew]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/15/forest-crew http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/15/forest-crew Date: June 15, 2014

The Highbridge Forest Crew works to remove invasive plants from the park and to care for recently planted native trees.

As part of the Forest Crew you will learn basic invasive and native plant identification, proper removal techniques and an overview of New York Restoration Project’s approach to urban reforestation. Anyone interested in forest ecology, invasive plant removal, and urban forests should join the Forest Crew in their work every Sunday morning.

New members must attend a training and orientation the first Sunday of every month.

Registration required.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 291-6436

Location: 190th Street and Amsterdam Avenue (in Highbridge Park)

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<![CDATA[Smorgasburg]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/15/smorgasburg http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/15/smorgasburg Date: June 15, 2014

Join us Sundays at Brooklyn Bridge Park's Pier 5 for another season of Brooklyn’s best street food. From brisket to bulgogi and Burmese noodles, to phatty beet sliders, fish and chips and farm-fresh ice cream, there’s always something yummy for everyone. Come enjoy our food with a view.

The markets are open 11:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m., rain or shine, all spring, summer and fall. See ya there!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 5 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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<![CDATA[Seining]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/15/seining http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/15/seining Date: June 15, 2014

Our experienced Rangers teach the ethics of fishing and the ecology of our waterways on every fishing program. Participation in a mandatory safety review lead by a trained Ranger is required. All equipment is provided. Seining programs, which use nets to catch fish and crustaceans close to shore, are great for kids of all ages. Families and children ages 8 years and older are welcome to participate in all other fishing programs.

To register, please visit nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Wednesday, May 28.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 319-7258

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2014-06-15 2014-06-15 11:00 am 40.8704, -73.7867 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 05:59:02 EDT