NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2015 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://www.nycgovparks.org/sub_things_to_do/upcoming_events/events_search.php NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Tue, 07 Jul 2015 07:36:51 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[Ocean Breeze Summer Fitness: Obstacle Course Playground]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/14/ocean-breeze-summer-fitness-obstacle-course-playground http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/14/ocean-breeze-summer-fitness-obstacle-course-playground Date: May 14, 2015

Get ready for a fun obstacle course! Obstacle Course Playground will incorporate running, jumping, hopping and other activities for children and toddlers. Each session will culminate in a modified obstacle course that will keep the children coming back for more!

All classes are weather dependent. In cases of rain, please call (718) 667-3543 to confirm classes are still on.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 667-3543

Location: Midland Beach Splash Plaza (in Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach)

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R046 Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach 2015-05-14 2015-05-14 3:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.5785, -74.0776 Wed, 03 Jun 2015 12:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[GreenThumb Workshop: Teaching in the Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/14/greenthumb-workshop-teaching-in-the-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/14/greenthumb-workshop-teaching-in-the-garden Date: May 14, 2015

Navigate the fun, but often challenging world of teaching kids in the garden. We will go over proper garden behavior and stewardship practices with hands-on demonstrations. We also hope to offer strategies that will allow you to get work done in the garden while still executing a successful lesson plan.

Start time: 4:30 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 788-8070

Location: Joe Holzka Community Garden

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2015-05-14 2015-05-14 4:30 pm 6:30 pm 40.6345, -74.1217 Tue, 21 Apr 2015 18:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Grow to Learn Workshop: Rainwater Harvesting at Schools]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/14/grow-to-learn-workshop-rainwater-harvesting-at-schools http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/14/grow-to-learn-workshop-rainwater-harvesting-at-schools Date: May 14, 2015

Learn how to capture rainwater to benefit your school garden. Conserve water, prevent pollution and stop erosion with rainwater collection.

This workshop will highlight the ways that water can be captured in a school garden to lessen a school garden’s dependence on the municipal water system, prevent pollution from NYC's combined sewer system and prevent flooding and erosion at locations experiencing those problems. Workshop attendees will learn how to assess their site for rainwater capture and determine how much rainfall they can collect using a worksheet. Components and construction of rainwater harvesting systems will be shown using the example of the system at the workshop location. Relative costs of materials and design options of various systems will be highlighted. Attendees will receive copies of GrowNYC's Green Infrastructure manual and a rainwater calculation worksheet.

Lenny Librizzi co-founded the Water Resources Group in New York City in 2001 dedicated to water conservation in community and school gardens. He has built or trained others to build over 100 Rainwater Collection systems in New York City community and school gardens. He led GrowNYC’s effort to create a Green Infrastructure Toolkit in 2013. Since 2010, his musings on community gardening can be found at: http://commmunitygardening.blogspot.com/.

Registered schools will receive 150 gallon rain water barrel.

Start time: 4:30 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Urban Assembly for Green Careers

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2015-05-14 2015-05-14 4:30 pm 6:30 pm 40.786, -73.9744 Wed, 06 May 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Birding Tours of Bryant Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/14/birding-tours-of-bryant-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/14/birding-tours-of-bryant-park Date: May 14, 2015

Discover the birds that call Bryant Park home, as well as those that may stop by during migration. A surprising diversity of avian visitors drop in, even in the heart of midtown. Sightings could include warblers, tanagers, vireos, thrushes, even an American woodcock!

Presented in partnership with New York City Audubon.

Follow our sightings virtually on the Bryant Park Blog.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-05-14 2015-05-14 5:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551c593df1141.jpg Fri, 03 Apr 2015 16:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Adaptive Wheelchair Softball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/14/adaptive-wheelchair-softball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/14/adaptive-wheelchair-softball Date: May 14, 2015

Spring has arrived and so has wheelchair softball!

The team is looking forward to another successful and exciting season. We are also looking forward to meeting people of all ages to come join us and learn the game. Volunteers are, of course, welcome as well.

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (631) 374-2337

Location: Bulova Park

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Q366 Bulova Park 2015-05-14 2015-05-14 5:30 pm 8:00 pm 40.7631, -73.8922 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5541239580fdf.jpg Wed, 29 Apr 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[City Chicken Institute: How to Build an Auto Waterer]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/14/city-chicken-institute-how-to-build-an-auto-waterer http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/14/city-chicken-institute-how-to-build-an-auto-waterer Date: May 14, 2015

You can raise chickens in New York City! Visit a live chicken coop and learn about the benefits of raising your own flock in an urban setting. There are workshops that are suitable for all levels of experience.

Workshops may include hands-on components, so please come in appropriate attire. You will be provided with all necessary tools and gloves.

Garden gates open at 5:30 p.m., the workshop begins at 6 p.m.

For more informaiton and updates visit our Meet Up.com page

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 333-2552

Location: Imani Community Garden

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2015-05-14 2015-05-14 5:30 pm 7:00 pm 40.6762, -73.9329 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/553123482e22e.jpg Tue, 21 Apr 2015 18:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Ocean Breeze Summer Fitness: Miles in the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/14/ocean-breeze-summer-fitness-miles-in-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/14/ocean-breeze-summer-fitness-miles-in-the-park Date: May 14, 2015

Are you in the midst of training for a race? Or maybe you’re just getting started and need the motivation to continue? No matter what the reason or level, Miles in the Park can help you get your runs in each week. Let go of whatever is holding you back and break the barrier of your mind, this group running program will help you log miles like you never have before. We have a pace for everyone, so come join us and start logging those miles!

All classes are weather dependent. In cases of rain, please call (718) 667-3543 to confirm classes are still on.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 667-3543

Location: Midland Beach Splash Plaza (in Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach)

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R046 Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach 2015-05-14 2015-05-14 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.5785, -74.0776 Wed, 03 Jun 2015 12:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Night Lights at Wave Hill]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/14/night-lights-at-wave-hill http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/14/night-lights-at-wave-hill Date: May 14, 2015

Wave Hill’s 50th anniversary festivities reach a crescendo this spring with a month-long celebration, when, for the first time in Wave Hill’s history, visitors will be invited to attend in the evening to enjoy the garden landscape at a time of day and during a season when it is normally closed to the public. Take in The Lightening: a Project for Wave Hill’s Aquatic Garden, an immersive, plein-air installation by acclaimed artist by Chris Doyle, with music by composer Jeremy Turner, recorded by the Brooklyn Youth Chorus. Stop by Glyndor Gallery to see Chris Doyle: Landscape Fictions. Visit The Shop, The Café and the Marco Polo Stufano Conservatory, and enjoy informal piano performances in Wave Hill House. This evening’s pianist is Greg Kallor.

Shown here: Chris Doyle, The Lightening, 2015, still from digital animation.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-549-3200

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-05-14 2015-05-14 6:30 pm 9:30 pm 40.8987, -73.9125 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5522c0b09b446.jpg Mon, 27 Apr 2015 14:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Adult & Senior Dance]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/14/adult-senior-dance http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/14/adult-senior-dance Date: May 14, 2015

Come join us for an evening of dancing, light refreshments and music!

Sponsored by Xin Hon Homecare Service and the Rego Park Senior Center

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 263-1163

Location: Lost Battalion Hall Recreation Center

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2015-05-14 2015-05-14 6:30 pm 9:00 pm 40.7322, -73.8652 Fri, 01 May 2015 16:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Yoga in the Orangerie: Intermediate Level]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/15/yoga-in-the-orangerieintermediate-level http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/15/yoga-in-the-orangerieintermediate-level Date: May 15, 2015

The benefits of yoga are well known: de-stress, get strong and flexible, and have fun!

Deepen your practice in a steady, mindful approach at the intermediate level. This class is taught by certified yoga teacher Ann Casapini in a serene, sunlit space.

The ten-class series meets on Fridays; class size limited to 12. Please bring your own mat. Registration and pre-payment required (718) 885-1461 or info@bpmm.org.

Start time: 7:00 am

End time: 8:15 am

Contact phone: (718) 885-1461

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2015-05-15 2015-05-15 7:00 am 8:15 am 40.8719, -73.8055 Thu, 05 Mar 2015 18:00:08 EST
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: Nature & Science in Dialogue]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/15/art-in-the-garden-nature-science-in-dialogue http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/15/art-in-the-garden-nature-science-in-dialogue Date: May 15, 2015

Artist Emily Barnett's exhibit of recent collages and installations integrates themes of nature and science using a vocabulary of forms including quantum corrals (an iconic scientific image of individual atoms manipulated with a scanning tunneling microscope), snake skeletons, nests and constellations.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-05-15 2015-05-15 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55316a4e7ba86.jpg Fri, 17 Apr 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Ocean Breeze Summer Fitness: Going the Distance]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/15/ocean-breeze-summer-fitness-going-the-distance http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/15/ocean-breeze-summer-fitness-going-the-distance Date: May 15, 2015

Are you interested in building up your stamina? Do you have trouble maintaining your workout? If so, Going the Distance can help you! We’ll develop your endurance, strengthen your muscles and improve cardiovascular fitness while striving to promote a healthy lifestyle. Come check us out and find out what is means to go the Distance!

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 667-3543

Location: Midland Beach Splash Plaza (in Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach)

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R046 Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach 2015-05-15 2015-05-15 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.5785, -74.0776 Mon, 11 May 2015 17:00:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Master Story Tellers Exhbition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/15/master-story-tellers-exhbition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/15/master-story-tellers-exhbition Date: May 15, 2015

Classic tales from Hans Christian Andersen, the Brothers Grimm, Edgar Allan Poe, and master story tellers, inspire nineteen children's book artists who create illustrations for children age three through teens in this exhibit. The show will include events for children and adults. "These are the classic stories you grew up with as a child interpreted for a contemporaty audience," said Donna Miskend, the exhibit curator.

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 2015-05-15 2015-05-15 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551303695a60c.jpg Wed, 25 Mar 2015 17:00:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Yoga in the Orangerie: Gentle Level One]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/15/yoga-in-the-orangeriegentle-level-one http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/15/yoga-in-the-orangeriegentle-level-one Date: May 15, 2015

The benefits of yoga are well known: de-stress, get strong and flexible, and have fun!

Deepen your practice in a steady, mindful approach and learn the basics of yoga in this beginner class.

This class is taught by certified yoga teacher Ann Casapini in a serene, sunlit space. The ten-class series meets on Fridays; class size limited to 12. Please bring your own mat. Registration and pre-payment is required at (718) 885.1461 or info@bpmm.org.

Start time: 8:45 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 885-1461

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2015-05-15 2015-05-15 8:45 am 10:00 am 40.8719, -73.8055 Thu, 05 Mar 2015 18:00:07 EST
<![CDATA[Spring Planting in Westerleigh Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/15/spring-planting-in-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/15/spring-planting-in-the-park Date: May 15, 2015

Join us as we will be planting flowers in Westerleigh Park. The flowers will go around the tree pits on the outside/inside of the park. We supply everything, gloves, bags and shovels. Coffee, juice and donuts will get you moving. Come on down.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 442-0336

Location: Westerleigh Park

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R029 Westerleigh Park 2015-05-15 2015-05-15 9:00 am 3:00 pm 40.6198, -74.1345 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/552f0cfa60514.jpg Tue, 21 Apr 2015 18:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition: Mariella Bisson: Sunlight, Water and Gravity]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/15/exhibition-mariella-bisson-sunlight-water-and-gravity http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/15/exhibition-mariella-bisson-sunlight-water-and-gravity Date: May 15, 2015

Mariella Bisson’s large-scale, mixed media paintings of picturesque waterfalls in upstate New York are coupled with her preparatory drawings and watercolors in Sunlight, Water and Gravity. Her paintings, created with hundreds of pieces of layered paper, teeter on the edge of abstraction and representation. The overlapping paper replicates the texture of rushing water and rock strata. Motion, gravity, and the endlessness of geological time are as much the subject of Bisson’s paintings as the actual waterfalls.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-05-15 2015-05-15 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/553526dd9d9c9.jpg Wed, 06 May 2015 10:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: It's My Park at St. James Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/15/its-my-park-at-st-james-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/15/its-my-park-at-st-james-park Date: May 15, 2015

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

This It's My Park season, volunteers from the Friends of St. James Park will be cleaning, raking, and painting. Please note that volunteer registration for this site is full.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 12:15 pm

Contact phone: (914) 672-0992

Location: St. James Park

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X044 St. James Park 2015-05-15 2015-05-15 9:30 am 12:15 pm 40.8659, -73.8982 Fri, 08 May 2015 19:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Ocean Breeze Summer Fitness: Parents and I Chalk Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/15/ocean-breeze-summer-fitness-parents-and-i-chalk-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/15/ocean-breeze-summer-fitness-parents-and-i-chalk-art Date: May 15, 2015

Looking for an activity to participate in with your child? Come work together and collaborate as we develop their imagination and create one of a kind masterpieces. Along with their adult, children will create theme inspired chalk art that will promote creativity and utilize their imagination.

All classes are weather dependent. In cases of rain, please call (718) 667-3543 to confirm classes are still on.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 667-3543

Location: Midland Beach Splash Plaza (in Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach)

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R046 Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach 2015-05-15 2015-05-15 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.5785, -74.0776 Mon, 01 Jun 2015 17:00:15 EDT
<![CDATA[Resiliency and Elements Art Exhibit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/15/resiliency-and-elements http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/15/resiliency-and-elements Date: May 15, 2015

The Lenape Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition featuring an amalgam of works by Staten Island artists and natural infrastructure projects implemented to make New York City more storm resilient and sustainable.

The opening reception will be held Thursday, April 16 from 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

Location: Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2015-05-15 2015-05-15 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.5026, -74.2518 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551835104e9c8.jpeg Wed, 08 Apr 2015 16:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Ocean Breeze Summer Fitness: Total Body Boot Camp]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/15/ocean-breeze-summer-fitness-total-body-boot-camp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/15/ocean-breeze-summer-fitness-total-body-boot-camp Date: May 15, 2015

Total Body Boot Camp is a full body, high intensity workout that will focus on improving overall fitness and building strength. Using light weights and body weight exercises, we’ll activate and develop primary muscle groups as well as secondary, less utilized muscles that get overlooked. By focusing on the entire body, Total Body Boot Camp will allow muscles to trigger simultaneously in order to optimize your results!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 667-3543

Location: Midland Beach Splash Plaza (in Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach)

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R046 Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach 2015-05-15 2015-05-15 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.5785, -74.0776 Mon, 11 May 2015 17:00:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/15/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/15/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: May 15, 2015

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. Tour starts and ends at the Dairy Visitor Center (mid-Park at 65th Street)

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review our 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 2015-05-15 2015-05-15 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.7691, -73.9741 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/557b40985853e.jpg Fri, 12 Jun 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Frieze New York]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/15/frieze-new-york http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/15/frieze-new-york Date: May 15, 2015

Visit Frieze New York and take part in the contemporary art event of the year.

The fourth edition of the New York art fair will bring together over 190 of the world’s leading contemporary galleries, with 63 participants from New York City. See and buy art by over 1,000 of the world’s leading artists, and experience the fair’s critically acclaimed projects, talks, sounds, and education programs.

For more information about Frieze New York and to purchase tickets, please visit the Frieze New York Fair website.

Please note: The fair closes at 6 p.m. on Sunday, May 17.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Randall's Island Park

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2015-05-15 2015-05-15 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7965, -73.921 Wed, 13 May 2015 18:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Tai Chi Class for Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/15/tai-chiadults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/15/tai-chiadults Date: May 15, 2015

Learn the correct Tai Chi walk, movement and breathing techniques for health, balance and well-being.

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-05-15 2015-05-15 11:30 am 12:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:19 EST
<![CDATA[Drifting in Daylight]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/15/drifting-in-daylight http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/15/drifting-in-daylight Date: May 15, 2015

Drifting in Daylight is a dreamy springtime pathway of art that winds through the world’s most iconic park. The multi-part art installation includes performative, participatory, and perceptual work by artists Spencer Finch, Alicia Framis, Nina Katchadourian, Ragnar Kjartansson, Marc Bamuthi Joseph, David Levine, Karyn Olivier, and Lauri Stallings + glo. These works include a soft-serve ice cream truck serving free cones containing ice cream the color of a Central Park sunset, a boat filled with musicians floating on the Harlem Meer, and actors quietly performing moments from iconic movie scenes shot in the park.

As the centerpiece of Central Park Conservancy’s 35th anniversary celebration, this free public exhibition aims to draw visitors into the park’s beautiful north end, much of which has been expertly restored by the Conservancy. The six-weekend show will tempt visitors to transcend their busy lives, losing themselves along a playful trail of sensory experiences.

Visit the Drifting in Daylight website for more information and a detailed map.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Conservatory Garden (in Central Park),The Great Hill (in Central Park),Harlem Meer near Malcolm X Blvd Entrance (in Central Park),Path around Harlem Meer (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-05-15 2015-05-15 12:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.7937, -73.9522; 40.7977, -73.9587; 40.7975, -73.9532; 40.7953, -73.9519 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5550d406e8878.JPG Wed, 10 Jun 2015 12:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Cardio Toning]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/15/shape-up-nyc-cardio-toning http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/15/shape-up-nyc-cardio-toning Date: May 15, 2015

An exercise class focusing on your core through a combination of strength, balance and toning exercises that raise the heart rate to burn calories and strengthen the cardio-respiratory system. Workout mat recommended.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-05-15 2015-05-15 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:14 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/15/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/15/bryant-park-juggling Date: May 15, 2015

Test your coordination and dexterity with free juggling lessons in the park. All skill levels are welcome to join in the fun. Equipment is provided.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 42nd Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-05-15 2015-05-15 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7543, -73.9834 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551c3ca583ca1.jpg Fri, 03 Apr 2015 16:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Exploration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/15/nature-exploration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/15/nature-exploration Date: May 15, 2015

Join the Prospect Park Alliance for nature education programs at the Prospect Park Audubon Center, the first urban Audubon Center in the nation.

  • Discovery Pack, 12–4 pm
    The Prospect Park Alliance invites you to get inspired by nature with our new Discovery Packs, a ready-to-go kits filled with nature activities for families. In April, play Habitat Bingo, search for birds and design a home for one of the Park's many living things. In May, monitor the development of plants that supply food and shelter for birds in Prospect Park.
  • Bird Nerds Game Hour, 2 pm
    Test your knowledge of birds in this fun, mildly competitive hour of puzzles, Bingo, card games, and more!
  • Nature on the Go!, 3 pm
    An Alliance Naturalist will lead children and families to areas near the Audubon Center, where you can learn about the nature that is all around us and participate in a Citizen Science project.
  • Animal Encounter, 4 pm
    Curious as to how “Snappy” the turtle got her name? Want to watch the snake gobble up a mouse? Join Alliance Naturalists in learning more about the animals in the Audubon Center’s collection and even assist in an actual feeding.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-05-15 2015-05-15 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 Mon, 09 Mar 2015 19:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Adapted Swim Program for People with Disabilities at Roy Wilkins Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/15/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities4 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/15/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities4 Date: May 15, 2015

The Adapted Aquatics program offers aquatic exercise therapy that ranges from gentle water walking to aerobic-type exercise which improves range of motion, flexibility, mobility, muscle tone, coordination, focus and strength. It also offers swim instruction that focuses on becoming comfortable in the water and learning basic swimming and safety skills.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 760-6969 ext. 0

Location: Roy Wilkins Recreation Center

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Q448 Roy Wilkins Recreation Center 2015-05-15 2015-05-15 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.6881, -73.7701 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:21 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Fencing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/15/bryant-park-fencing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/15/bryant-park-fencing Date: May 15, 2015

Take a stab at the modern sport of fencing with masters from Manhattan Fencing Center. No prior experience needed and equipment is provided.

Call (212) 382-2255 to pre-register or take a chance and drop by. Must be 16 or older to participate.

For more information, check out the Fencing post on the Bryant Park Blog.

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Fifth Avenue Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-05-15 2015-05-15 1:30 pm 2:30 pm 40.7528, -73.9816 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551c5d9ace645.jpg Fri, 03 Apr 2015 16:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Creative Writing Short Stories Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/15/creative-writing-short-stories-fictionnon-fictionadults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/15/creative-writing-short-stories-fictionnon-fictionadults Date: May 15, 2015

Take this introduction to short story writing. Learn about plot, conflict, resolution with a published writer.

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-05-15 2015-05-15 1:30 pm 3:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Adapted Swim Program for People with Disabilities at Hansborough Pool & Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/15/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/15/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities1 Date: May 15, 2015

The Adapted Aquatics program offers aquatic exercise therapy that ranges from gentle water walking to aerobic-type exercise which improves range of motion, felxibility, mobilty, muscle tone, coordination, focus and strength. It also offers swim instruction that focuses on becoming comfortable in the water and learning basic swimming and safety skills.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 760-6969 ext. 0

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

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M131 Hansborough Recreation Center 2015-05-15 2015-05-15 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.8128, -73.9393 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:19 EST
<![CDATA[Adapted Swim Program for People with Disabilities at Metropolitan Pool & Fitness Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/15/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/15/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities2 Date: May 15, 2015

The Adapted Aquatics program offers aquatic exercise therapy that ranges from gentle water walking to aerobic-type exercise which improves range of motion, flexibility, mobility, muscle tone, coordination, focus and strength. It also offers swim instruction that focuses on becoming comfortable in the water and learning basic swimming and safety skills.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 760-6969 ext. 0

Location: Metropolitan Pool & Fitness Center (in Metropolitan Recreation Center)

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B085 Metropolitan Recreation Center 2015-05-15 2015-05-15 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.715, -73.9603 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:20 EST
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/15/summer-sports-experience1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/15/summer-sports-experience1 Date: May 15, 2015

Pitch, shoot and score with NYC Parks! Summer Sports Experience welcomes kids to join this free program focused on developing sports skills. Kids will play a variety of sports each day, and can come every session, or just once. Take your pick! The program is available in all five boroughs, so find the one nearest you.

To get started, please register by email with Bronx Borough Coordinator Christopher Suarez (click here to email him). See you there!

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 6:00 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 2015-05-15 2015-05-15 2:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.8108, -73.9147 Mon, 04 May 2015 14:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/15/summer-sports-experience2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/15/summer-sports-experience2 Date: May 15, 2015

Pitch, shoot and score with NYC Parks! Summer Sports Experience welcomes kids to join this free program focused on developing sports skills. Kids will play a variety of sports each day, and can come every session, or just once. Take your pick! The program is available in all five boroughs, so find the one nearest you.

To get started, please register by email with Manhattan Borough Coordinator Anthony Traverso (click here to email him). See you there!

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 927-2012

Location: Highbridge Recreation Center (in Highbridge Park)

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M037 Highbridge Park 2015-05-15 2015-05-15 2:00 pm 7:30 pm 40.8426, -73.9343 Mon, 04 May 2015 14:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Seasonal Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/15/seasonal-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/15/seasonal-crafts Date: May 15, 2015

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-05-15 2015-05-15 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:16 EST
<![CDATA[Adapted Swim Program for People with Disabilities at Asser Levy Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/15/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/15/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities Date: May 15, 2015

Aquatic therapy that ranges from gentle water walking to aerobic-type exercise which improves range of motion, felxibility. mobility, muscle tone, coordination, focus and strength. It also includes swim instruction that focuses on becoming comfortable in the water and learning basic swimming and safety skills.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 760-6969 ext. 0

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

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M164 Asser Levy Playground 2015-05-15 2015-05-15 3:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7361, -73.9757 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:17 EST
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/15/summer-sports-experience3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/15/summer-sports-experience3 Date: May 15, 2015

Pitch, shoot and score with NYC Parks! Summer Sports Experience welcomes kids to join this free program focused on developing sports skills. Kids will play a variety of sports each day, and can come every session, or just once. Take your pick! The program is available in all five boroughs, so find the one nearest you.

To get started, please register by email with Queens Recreation (click here to email them). See you there!

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 263-1163

Location: Lost Battalion Playground (in Lost Battalion Hall Recreation Center)

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Q401 Lost Battalion Hall Recreation Center 2015-05-15 2015-05-15 3:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.7322, -73.865 Mon, 11 May 2015 10:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Adapted Swim Program for People with Disabilities at St. Mary's Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/15/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/15/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities3 Date: May 15, 2015

The Adapted Aquatics program offers aquatic exercise therapy that ranges from gentle water walking to aerobic-type exercise which improves range of motion, flexibility, mobility, muscle tone, coordination, focus and strength. It also offers swim instruction that focuses on becoming comfortable in the water and learning basic swimming and safety skills.

Start time: 3:45 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 760-6969 ext. 0

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

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2015-05-15 2015-05-15 3:45 pm 5:00 pm 40.8108, -73.9147 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:20 EST
<![CDATA[Ocean Breeze Summer Fitness: Instructional Shot Put]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/15/ocean-breeze-summer-fitness-instructional-shot-put http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/15/ocean-breeze-summer-fitness-instructional-shot-put Date: May 15, 2015

Ever wonder what happens on the “field” during a track & field meet? Join us for a crash course as we introduce you to the Shot Put. This program is dedicated to teaching the explosive movements and techniques of some of the world’s most powerful athletes. Beginner to advanced throwers can benefit from this technical advancement. This program will target both Olympic techniques while observing safety in every aspect. All skills and techniques gathered within this program are transferrable to alternative sports and activities.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 667-3543

Location: Midland Beach Splash Plaza (in Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach)

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R046 Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach 2015-05-15 2015-05-15 4:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.5785, -74.0776 Mon, 11 May 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Adaptive Wheelchair Softball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/15/wheelchair-softball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/15/wheelchair-softball Date: May 15, 2015

Wheelchair softball was born over 25 years ago in the Midwest by a few individuals with spinal cord injuries and lower extremity impairments, who still wanted to enjoy America's greatest pastime. These individuals needed to develop a way of playing that would allow easy maneuverability in a wheelchair and keep the fast pace of softball. Thus, a new game was born and played on hard surfaces, such as a parking lots, with a 16-inch softball, which allows wheelchair players to keep one hand one the wheelchair while catching a softball without a glove.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Patterson Playground

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X155 Patterson Playground 2015-05-15 2015-05-15 5:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.8158, -73.9225 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5540f68657b03.jpg Wed, 29 Apr 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Adapted Swim Program for People with Disabilities at Flushing Meadows Corona Park Aquatics Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/15/free-adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/15/free-adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities Date: May 15, 2015

The Adapted Aquatics program offers aquatic exercise therapy that ranges from gentle water walking to aerobic-type exercise whichimproves range of motion, flexibility, mobility, muscle tone, coordination, focis and strength, it also focuses on becoming comfortable in the water and learning basic swimming and safety skills.

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 760-6969 ext. 0

Location: Flushing Meadows Corona Park Aquatics Center

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2015-05-15 2015-05-15 5:30 pm 6:30 pm 40.7516, -73.8372 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:39 EST
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Harlem Dances with City Stompers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/15/summer-on-the-hudson-harlem-dances-in-west-harlem-piers-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/15/summer-on-the-hudson-harlem-dances-in-west-harlem-piers-park Date: May 15, 2015

Wear dancing shoes and join different local companies as they demonstrate and teach you the moves. The Harlem Dances series occurs on the third Friday of the month, May-August.

City Stompers, NYC's only clogging school, joins Megan Downes and The Melody Allegra Band for Americana roots music and dance. Traditional fiddle playing, songs and southern Appalachian clogging will get you stompin' and hollerin' too.

Coming Up:

  • June 19 - Harlem Dance Club: Social Dance
  • July 17 - The Harlem Swing Dance Society: Swing
  • August 14 - The Hoop Movement: Hoop Dance

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: West Harlem Piers Park

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2015-05-15 2015-05-15 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.8188, -73.9611 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551987e044176.jpg Mon, 30 Mar 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[The Senior Prom]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/15/the-senior-prom http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/15/the-senior-prom Date: May 15, 2015

Turn back the clock, break out the tux and the gown, put on your dancing shoes and come to our Senior Prom. King and Queen of the prom will be announced. There'll be dancing, light snacks, the twist, and fun for everyone.

This event is open to any adults and seniors who want to come. Call Greenbelt Recreation Center at (718) 667-3545 to RSVP.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 667-3545

Location: Greenbelt Recreation Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2015-05-15 2015-05-15 6:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.5926, -74.1358 Thu, 09 Apr 2015 15:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Night Lights at Wave Hill]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/15/night-lights-at-wave-hill http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/15/night-lights-at-wave-hill Date: May 15, 2015

Wave Hill’s 50th anniversary festivities reach a crescendo this spring with a month-long celebration, when, for the first time in Wave Hill’s history, visitors will be invited to attend in the evening to enjoy the garden landscape at a time of day and during a season when it is normally closed to the public. Take in The Lightening: a Project for Wave Hill’s Aquatic Garden, an immersive, plein-air installation by acclaimed artist by Chris Doyle, with music by composer Jeremy Turner, recorded by the Brooklyn Youth Chorus. Stop by Glyndor Gallery to see Chris Doyle: Landscape Fictions. Visit The Shop, The Café and the Marco Polo Stufano Conservatory, and enjoy informal piano performances in Wave Hill House. This evening’s pianist is Janice Friedman.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-549-3200

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-05-15 2015-05-15 6:30 pm 9:30 pm 40.8987, -73.9125 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/553e5e1e4d570.jpg Mon, 27 Apr 2015 14:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Candlelight Ghost Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/15/candlelight-ghost-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/15/candlelight-ghost-tour Date: May 15, 2015

Doors slam, floorboards creak, voices call into the night. Venture into the shadows of history to see the house where eight family members died (and The New York Times called “Manhattan’s Most Haunted House”) by flickering candlelight and hear true tales of inexplicable occurrences from the people who actually experienced them.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:20 pm

Contact phone: (212) 777-1089

Location: Merchant's House Museum

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M318 Merchant's House Museum 2015-05-15 2015-05-15 6:30 pm 7:20 pm 40.7277, -73.9923 Fri, 17 Apr 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Shakespeare: The Two Gentlemen of Verona]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/15/bryant-park-shakespeare-the-two-gentlemen-of-verona http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/15/bryant-park-shakespeare-the-two-gentlemen-of-verona Date: May 15, 2015

Bryant Park Shakespeare returns with three productions presented by The Drilling Company.

  • May 15 - 31: The Two Gentlemen of Verona
  • July 17 - August 2: Romeo and Juliet
  • September 4 - 20: The Taming of the Shrew

All are free and open to the public. Performances occur on Fridays and Saturdays from 6:30 - 8:30p.m. and Sundays from 2:00 - 4:00p.m.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-05-15 2015-05-15 6:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.7534, -73.9827 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55157562ed022.jpg Fri, 27 Mar 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Movie Night: Annie]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/15/movie-night http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/15/movie-night Date: May 15, 2015

Bring a chair or blanket and join us for a showing of Annie. Popcorn and ices will be served.

Board games begin at 7:00 pm. Movie begins at dusk.

Sponsored by Council District 28 and NYC Parks

This movie is rated PG.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Victor Hanson Recreation Center (in Rochdale Park)

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Q413 Rochdale Park 2015-05-15 2015-05-15 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.6748, -73.7745 Wed, 06 May 2015 12:01:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Airbnb Brooklyn Half]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/airbnb-brooklyn-half http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/airbnb-brooklyn-half Date: May 16, 2015

This race is sold out.

NYRR welcomes you to the Airbnb Brooklyn Half Pre-Party presented by New Balance, with heaps of Brooklyn flavor.

The Airbnb Brooklyn Half is a part of NYRR's Five-Borough Series: Run New York. Five Boroughs. One City.

Start time: 7:00 am

End time: 8:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Prospect Park

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-05-16 2015-05-16 7:00 am 8:00 am 40.6617, -73.9708 Wed, 06 May 2015 12:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: Nature & Science in Dialogue]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/art-in-the-garden-nature-science-in-dialogue http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/art-in-the-garden-nature-science-in-dialogue Date: May 16, 2015

Artist Emily Barnett's exhibit of recent collages and installations integrates themes of nature and science using a vocabulary of forms including quantum corrals (an iconic scientific image of individual atoms manipulated with a scanning tunneling microscope), snake skeletons, nests and constellations.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-05-16 2015-05-16 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55316a4e7ba86.jpg Fri, 17 Apr 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Bird Walks at Van Cortlandt Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/bird-walks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/bird-walks Date: May 16, 2015

The history of birding and Van Cortlandt Park are inseparable. Influential birders such as Roger Tory Peterson and Allan D. Cruickshank got their starts on Van Cortlandt’s ecologically diverse grounds. These walks, led by NYC Audobon experts, celebrate the tradition set forth by these great ornithologists. Participants will look for various species of residents and migrants and discuss a wide range of avian topics. For more information, please call (212) 691-7483.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 691-7483

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2015-05-16 2015-05-16 8:00 am 9:30 am 40.8911, -73.894 Thu, 28 May 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Van Cortlandt Track Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/van-cortlandt-track-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/van-cortlandt-track-club Date: May 16, 2015

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

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Van Cortlandt Stadium (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2015-05-16 2015-05-16 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.888, -73.8968 Wed, 06 May 2015 12:02:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Early Morning Bird Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/early-morning-bird-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/early-morning-bird-walk Date: May 16, 2015

Join naturalist Gabriel Willow on a special early morning walk to spot birds in the gardens and woodlands as well as the skies above Wave Hill. You’ll be amazed by the diversity of birds that are active on the grounds before the gates open to the public. Ages 10 and older welcome with an adult. Free with admission to the grounds. Registration recommended, online at www.wavehill.org, or at the Perkins Visitor Center.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-05-16 2015-05-16 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.8987, -73.9125 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/554b7c3420941.jpg Fri, 08 May 2015 16:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[ESL Beginners Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/esl-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/esl-class Date: May 16, 2015

Spanish-speaking adults will learn the basic structure of English from an ESL instructor. New students must take a placement test, which is administered at 9 a.m. on Saturdays.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-05-16 2015-05-16 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 12 Feb 2015 17:00:10 EST
<![CDATA[Master Story Tellers Exhbition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/master-story-tellers-exhbition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/master-story-tellers-exhbition Date: May 16, 2015

Classic tales from Hans Christian Andersen, the Brothers Grimm, Edgar Allan Poe, and master story tellers, inspire nineteen children's book artists who create illustrations for children age three through teens in this exhibit. The show will include events for children and adults. "These are the classic stories you grew up with as a child interpreted for a contemporaty audience," said Donna Miskend, the exhibit curator.

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 2015-05-16 2015-05-16 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551303695a60c.jpg Wed, 25 Mar 2015 17:00:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Greenmarket at Grand Army Plaza]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/greenmarket-at-grand-army-plaza http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/greenmarket-at-grand-army-plaza Date: May 16, 2015

At what other market can you do all your food shopping, sample local wine and explore Brooklyn's favorite park? Established in 1989, the Grand Army Plaza greenmarket is the flagship Brooklyn market. EBT/Food Stamps and WIC & Senior FMNP coupons accepted year-round.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Grand Army Plaza

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B040 Grand Army Plaza 2015-05-16 2015-05-16 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.6735, -73.9701 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:07 EST
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Henry Hudson Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/its-my-park-henry-hudson-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/its-my-park-henry-hudson-park Date: May 16, 2015

This It's My Park season, volunteer with the Stewards of Henry Hudson Park rain or shine!

Start your Saturday mornings at this Bronx Park. Help to amplify its beauty and sustain community with general cleanups and gardening. Rain or shine there will be something for everyone to do at this unique park!

Please register for the project at dp.reynolds@verizon.net. Walk-ons are welcome.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 635-2813

Location: Henry Hudson Monument (in Henry Hudson Park)

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X080 Henry Hudson Park 2015-05-16 2015-05-16 8:00 am 12:00 pm 40.8824, -73.9184 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/555228029ff87.JPG Wed, 17 Jun 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[New York Junior League Volunteer Day at Foley Square and Columbus Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/playground-improvement-project-volunteer-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/playground-improvement-project-volunteer-day Date: May 16, 2015

Calling all park lovers! This spring, the Playground Improvement Project (PIP) of the New York Junior League invites you to join them in rolling up your sleeves to help revitalize Columbus Park and Foley Square. Throughout five weekends in April and May PIP committee members, New York Junior League volunteers, and external volunteers will spend a day in the park (8:30 a.m.–4:00 p.m.) gardening, landscaping,painting, and completing other tasks to help spruce up this highly used space. We will provide you with breakfast, lunch, and a t-shirt. Please reach out to playground@nyjl.org with any questions or if you are interested in making a donation to this cause.

Please RSVP if you are interested in participating in one or more park days. Registration closes when capacity is reached or the Wednesday prior to that weekend's park days.

About the New York Junior League Playground Improvement Project

For more than 20 years, the Playground Improvement Project (PIP) has been a New York Junior League signature community project. Our volunteers create safe, beautiful, well-organized and educational play spaces for children and other members of the New York City community. PIP focuses on sites and parks that need major renovation and have the greatest impact on the surrounding community. Weekend clean up days include landscaping and repairing the parks. We work with over 700 volunteers a season to help improve the park and make a positive impact on the community.

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Columbus Park,Foley Square (in Thomas Paine Park)

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M015, M030 Columbus Park, Thomas Paine Park 2015-05-16 2015-05-16 8:30 am 4:00 pm 40.7152, -74; 40.7148, -74.0028 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/552c2f99dfe0d.JPG Tue, 21 Apr 2015 13:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park (Saturdays)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park-saturdays http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park-saturdays Date: May 16, 2015

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 2015-05-16 2015-05-16 8:30 am 9:30 am 40.8606, -73.9338 Tue, 05 May 2015 14:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Thomas Jefferson Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/its-my-park-at-thomas-jefferson-park2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/its-my-park-at-thomas-jefferson-park2 Date: May 16, 2015

This It's My Park season, join the Friends of Thomas Jefferson Park for general clean-up and planting around the park.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 408-0282

Location: Toms Dog Run (in Thomas Jefferson Park)

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M047 Thomas Jefferson Park 2015-05-16 2015-05-16 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7924, -73.9356 Wed, 13 May 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Vesuvio Playground]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/its-my-park-at-vesuvio-playground http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/its-my-park-at-vesuvio-playground Date: May 16, 2015

An It's My Park family event at Vesuvio Playground, with activities including planting, music, art and Imagination Playground blocks! Come and enjoy this free event organized by the Friends of Vesuvio Playground.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 843-4882

Location: Vesuvio Playground

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M069 Vesuvio Playground 2015-05-16 2015-05-16 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7253, -74.0026 Mon, 27 Apr 2015 16:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at 132 St Community Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/its-my-park-at-132-st-block-association-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/its-my-park-at-132-st-block-association-park Date: May 16, 2015

This It's My Park season, join the West 132nd Street Block Association as they conduct a general clean-up, spread mulch, and plant flowers at the West 132nd Street Community Garden. Please bring your own gloves if you are able.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 272-8407

Location: 132 St Block Association Park

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2015-05-16 2015-05-16 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8123, -73.9432 Mon, 04 May 2015 17:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Malls]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/its-my-park-at-adam-clayton-powell-jr-malls http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/its-my-park-at-adam-clayton-powell-jr-malls Date: May 16, 2015

This It's My Park season, join the Friends of the Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Boulevard Malls for their annual spring clean-up and planting event to help clean, rake out, and plant flowers in the malls along Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Boulevard. Please bring your own work gloves if possible.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 217-8689

Location: West 152nd Street and Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Boulevard

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2015-05-16 2015-05-16 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.8257, -73.936 Fri, 24 Apr 2015 18:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Astoria Heights Playground]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/its-my-park-at-astoria-heights-playground http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/its-my-park-at-astoria-heights-playground Date: May 16, 2015

This It's My Park season, come on out and join the Friends of Astoria Heights Park for family friendly health and fitness fun. The group will be offering free yoga classes and tots basketball clinic. There will also be a Learn to Ride program, teaching kids to ride their bikes. Activities will begin at 9am and will also include finishing the park mural and retouching our garbage can paintings.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (646) 512-0680

Location: 46th Street and 30th Road (in Astoria Heights Playground)

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Q014 Astoria Heights Playground 2015-05-16 2015-05-16 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.7607, -73.911 Wed, 13 May 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Collyer Brothers Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/its-my-park-at-collyer-brothers-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/its-my-park-at-collyer-brothers-park Date: May 16, 2015

This It's My Park season, join the Harlem Fifth Avenue Association to help conduct a general clean-up and plant annuals and perennials at Collyer Brother's Park. Please bring your own work gloves if able.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (917)4 06-4770

Location: Collyer Brothers Park

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2015-05-16 2015-05-16 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.8085, -73.9411 Fri, 24 Apr 2015 18:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Columbus Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/its-my-park-at-columbus-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/its-my-park-at-columbus-park Date: May 16, 2015

This It's My Park season, join the Parks gardener and some regular volunteers as they plant flowers for the summer in Columbus Park! If you live nearby why not come along and help them plant!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (347) 733-2450

Location: Worth and Baxter Streets (in Columbus Park)

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M015 Columbus Park 2015-05-16 2015-05-16 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7144, -74.0004 Fri, 24 Apr 2015 18:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Convent Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/its-my-park-at-convent-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/its-my-park-at-convent-garden Date: May 16, 2015

This It's My Park season, join the Convent Garden Community Association for their annual spring clean-up to rake, weed, and plant annuals throughout the garden.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (254) 421-3136

Location: Convent Garden

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M284 Convent Garden 2015-05-16 2015-05-16 9:00 am 3:00 pm 40.8283, -73.9427 Fri, 24 Apr 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Dr. Ronald McNair Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/its-my-park-at-dr-ronald-mcnair-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/its-my-park-at-dr-ronald-mcnair-park Date: May 16, 2015

This It's My Park season, volunteer with the Central Brooklyn Lions Club to beautify Dr. Ronald McNair Park. Volunteers will clean and mulch the tree beds. Please bring your own work gloves. We look forward to caring for the trees in Dr. Ronald McNair Park with you!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 254-2847

Location: Park Circle (in Dr. Ronald McNair Park)

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B044 Dr. Ronald McNair Park 2015-05-16 2015-05-16 9:00 am 2:00 pm 40.6708, -73.962 Mon, 11 May 2015 17:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at East River Esplanade]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/its-my-park-at-east-river-esplanade http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/its-my-park-at-east-river-esplanade Date: May 16, 2015

This It's My Park Season, roll up your sleeves and come join the Kips Bay Neighborhood Alliance, the Murray Hill Neighborhood Association, Community Board 6 and the Lower East Side Ecology Center, in cleaning up the Esplanade in Glick Park. Locals will be tidying up, painting, and planting. Show your pride in your community and lend a helping hand or two!

Donuts and coffee for volunteers will be provided. Please note if it rains the project will be canceled. If interested in volunteering, contact the project leader.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (646)283-3462

Location: East River Esplanade

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M289 East River Esplanade 2015-05-16 2015-05-16 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.745, -73.9705 Mon, 27 Apr 2015 16:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Father Fagan Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/its-my-park-at-father-fagan-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/its-my-park-at-father-fagan-park Date: May 16, 2015

This It's My Park season, help out at Father Fagan Park! The tree pits will be planted with flowers and the square given a spring clean! Come along and join in the clean up!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (917) 771-3715

Location: Father Fagan Square (in Father Fagan Park)

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M207 Father Fagan Park 2015-05-16 2015-05-16 9:00 am 11:00 am 40.7267, -74.0034 Mon, 27 Apr 2015 16:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Forest Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/its-my-park-at-forest-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/its-my-park-at-forest-park Date: May 16, 2015

This It's My Park season, volunteer with the Kew Gardens Civic Association and the Forest Park Trust to help clean, weed, and remove debris at Wallenberg Square at Forest Park. Please email nicole.gamory@parks.nyc.gov to register for the project. We look forward to a great day of cleaning up at Forest Park!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 235-4100

Location: Wallenburg Square

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2015-05-16 2015-05-16 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.7079, -73.8374 Mon, 27 Apr 2015 16:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Fort Washington Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/its-my-park-at-fort-washington-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/its-my-park-at-fort-washington-park Date: May 16, 2015

This It's My Park season, volunteer with the Rocky Run Volunteers as they distribute fresh wood chips, and clean out old wood chips and debris from the dog run. Volunteers will also be planting and weeding in the garden surrounding the run. Hope to see you there!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 706-1147

Location: Rocky Run Dog Run

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2015-05-16 2015-05-16 9:00 am 3:00 pm 40.841, -73.9446 Mon, 27 Apr 2015 16:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at New Dorp Beach]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/its-my-park-at-great-kills-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/its-my-park-at-great-kills-park Date: May 16, 2015

This It's My Park season, volunteer with the Natural Resources Protective Association to help clean along the shorelines of New Dorp Beach and the trail running alongside it. We look forward to a great day of cleaning New Dorp Beach!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 873-4291

Location: New Dorp Lane & Cedar Grove Avenue (in Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach)

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R046 Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach 2015-05-16 2015-05-16 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.5645, -74.0976 Mon, 04 May 2015 17:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Greenwich Street Greenstreet]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/its-my-park-at-greenwich-street-greenstreet http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/its-my-park-at-greenwich-street-greenstreet Date: May 16, 2015

This It's My Park season, local residents will be once again planting and maintaining this greenstreet area - starting with a spring clean and planting for summer flowers!

Registration for this project is now closed.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 538-9756

Location: Greenwich Street at Christopher Street

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2015-05-16 2015-05-16 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7329, -74.0076 Mon, 27 Apr 2015 16:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Isham Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/its-my-park-at-isham-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/its-my-park-at-isham-park Date: May 16, 2015

This It's My Park season, join Volunteers for Isham Park to clean the park. We look forward to a great day at Isham Park!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 689-9475

Location: Isham Memorial Benches (in Isham Park)

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M043 Isham Park 2015-05-16 2015-05-16 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.8684, -73.9191 Mon, 27 Apr 2015 16:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Jackie Robinson Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/its-my-park-at-jackie-robinson-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/its-my-park-at-jackie-robinson-park Date: May 16, 2015

This It's My Park season, join the 150th-155th Street Edgecombe Avenue Block Association for their spring clean-up where they will be cleaning and planting 32 tree-pit gardens.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (917)579-3814

Location: Edgecombe Avenue Street Trees

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2015-05-16 2015-05-16 9:00 am 2:00 pm 40.8268, -73.9415 Mon, 27 Apr 2015 17:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Liotti Ikefugi Playground]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/its-my-park-at-liotti-ikefugi-playground http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/its-my-park-at-liotti-ikefugi-playground Date: May 16, 2015

This It's My Park season, volunteer at Liotti Ikefugi Playground to help clean, rake, and paint benches. The event starts at 9 am and runs all day to 5 pm. Rain date-Saturday May 23rd. Materials will be provided; just bring your enthusiasm and hard work ethic. You can stay all day or just an hour, any time is appreciated. Register with PFP outreach coordinator Amoy by emailing her at Amoy.Barnes@parks.nyc.gov.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (347) 938-3000

Location: Liotti Ikefugi Playgound (in Liotti Ikefugi Playground)

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R037 Liotti Ikefugi Playground 2015-05-16 2015-05-16 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.6387, -74.0839 Mon, 27 Apr 2015 17:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Marine Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/its-my-park-at-marine-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/its-my-park-at-marine-park Date: May 16, 2015

This It's My Park season, volunteers from the Marine Park Alliance will be cleaning, raking, and weeding at Marine Park. Volunteers will help clean, rake, weed and paint benches and the fence surrounding the park. The project starts at 9:00 a.m., tools and supplies will be provided for clean-up and painting. Come out and help keep our park beautiful.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 513-8696

Location: Carmine Carro Community Center (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2015-05-16 2015-05-16 9:00 am 2:00 pm 40.6081, -73.9377 Mon, 27 Apr 2015 17:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Samuel Seabury Playground]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/its-my-park-at-samuel-seabury-playground http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/its-my-park-at-samuel-seabury-playground Date: May 16, 2015

This It's My Park season, the Friends of Samuel Seabury Playground, community members, and Girl Scouts will be planting, mulching, raking, and sweeping in the park. Please note that registration for this event is closed. Event will be canceled if it rains.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 408-0214

Location: Samuel Seabury Playground

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M236 Samuel Seabury Playground 2015-05-16 2015-05-16 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7854, -73.9508 Fri, 01 May 2015 12:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Sutton Place Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/its-my-park-at-sutton-parks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/its-my-park-at-sutton-parks Date: May 16, 2015

This It's My Park Season, come join Sutton Area Community members in cleaning up and planting at Sutton Place Park. Volunteers can help with raking, sweeping, planting and mulching at the East 54th Street portion of the Park. Make a difference in your community and get out and meet others who care about their park too! Volunteer walks ons are welcome.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 832-3843

Location: Entrance at E 54th Street and Sutton Place (in Sutton Parks)

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M108P Sutton Parks 2015-05-16 2015-05-16 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7554, -73.9621 Mon, 27 Apr 2015 17:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: It's My Park at the Upper East Side Street Trees]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/its-my-park-at-the-upper-eastside-street-trees http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/its-my-park-at-the-upper-eastside-street-trees Date: May 16, 2015

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

This It's My Park season, come love your Upper East Side street trees! Join the Tree Angels of the Upper East Side for its spring It's My Park project. Join volunteers in raking, aerating, and mulching the tree pits.

This project will focus on trees along Third Avenue between East 79th Street and East 86th Street. Help keep our city trees healthy and give them some TLC (Tender Loving Care).

Additional volunteers are welcome. If you're interested in volunteering, please contact the leader by phone at (646) 836-8004, or by email at treeangelsues@gmail.com.

This event will be canceled if it rains.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (646) 836-8004

Location: 1488 3rd Avenue

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2015-05-16 2015-05-16 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7774, -73.9554 Wed, 13 May 2015 18:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC Zumba]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/zumba http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/zumba Date: May 16, 2015

Combining Latin, international and popular music with dance moves that create an aerobic workout. This class features a combination of fast and slow rhythms that tone and sculpt the body.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-05-16 2015-05-16 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:19 EST
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/summer-sports-experience3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/summer-sports-experience3 Date: May 16, 2015

Pitch, shoot and score with NYC Parks! Summer Sports Experience welcomes kids to join this free program focused on developing sports skills. Kids will play a variety of sports each day, and can come every session, or just once. Take your pick! The program is available in all five boroughs, so find the one nearest you.

To get started, please register by email with Queens Recreation (click here to email them). See you there!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 263-1163

Location: Lost Battalion Playground (in Lost Battalion Hall Recreation Center)

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Q401 Lost Battalion Hall Recreation Center 2015-05-16 2015-05-16 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.7322, -73.865 Mon, 11 May 2015 10:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Birding: Spring Migration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/birding-spring-migration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/birding-spring-migration Date: May 16, 2015

New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife.

Our Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in the urban jungle. Birding programs are appropriate for all skills levels and beginners are welcome. Bring a pair of binoculars or ask a Ranger to borrow a pair.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 548-0912

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2015-05-16 2015-05-16 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.8911, -73.894 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5508858e784dd.jpg Wed, 06 May 2015 12:00:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Mind Body Fusion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/shape-up-nyc-mind-body-fusion http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/shape-up-nyc-mind-body-fusion Date: May 16, 2015

Low-impact cardio followed by balancing stretches and meditation to raise heart rate, burn calories, reduce stress, and work out every muscle.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 227-1403

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2015-05-16 2015-05-16 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.5026, -74.2518 Wed, 13 May 2015 18:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Cleaning and Maintaining Westerleigh Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/cleaningmaintaining-westerleigh-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/cleaningmaintaining-westerleigh-park Date: May 16, 2015

Help us maintain the beauty of Westerleigh Park by raking, planting, or gardening. Enjoy a cup of coffee and a donut while getting great exercise. We are there every Saturday morning.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 442-0336

Location: Westerleigh Park

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R029 Westerleigh Park 2015-05-16 2015-05-16 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.6198, -74.1345 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/552ef635b291e.jpg Thu, 16 Apr 2015 16:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Minetta Playground]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/its-my-park-at http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/its-my-park-at Date: May 16, 2015

This It's My Park season, come along to Minetta Playground for a family-friendly activity to help plant the flower beds and spread wood chip mulch! Join in, meet neighbors, and help make the playground look great for the spring and summer! Organized by Minetta Block Association.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (518) 821-7651

Location: Minetta Playground

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M125B Minetta Playground 2015-05-16 2015-05-16 9:30 am 12:30 pm 40.7307, -74.0013 Mon, 27 Apr 2015 16:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/its-my-park-at-margaret-i-carman-green-weeping-beech http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/its-my-park-at-margaret-i-carman-green-weeping-beech Date: May 16, 2015

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Beautify Historic Flushing/Bowne House Historic Society to help mulch, rake leaves, weed, and generally spruce up Weeping Beach Park, Daniel Carter Beard Mall and the Bowne Historic House. All volunteers will have access to a free tour at the Bowne House Museum after the cleanup project. Please dress appropriately for cleanup activities. Please email the contact above to register for the project. We look forward to a great day of cleaning up Weeping Beech Park!

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 359-0528

Location: Bowne House (in Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech)

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Q022 Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech 2015-05-16 2015-05-16 9:30 am 12:30 pm 40.7629, -73.8252 Mon, 27 Apr 2015 17:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Yoga in the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/free-yoga-in-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/free-yoga-in-the-park Date: May 16, 2015

Yoga classes are free and designed for all experience levels. Participants should wear comfortable clothing and, for yoga, bring a mat or a towel.

Kripalu Yoga is a system of Hatha Yoga that integrates body postures, breathing techniques, relaxation, and meditation. Taught by Monique Schubert and Yojaida Estrella, participants are encouraged to integrate their yoga practices with this very special waterfront environment of nature and art.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2015-05-16 2015-05-16 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.7687, -73.9369 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/558871b124b82.jpg Mon, 22 Jun 2015 17:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Travers Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/its-my-park-at-travers-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/its-my-park-at-travers-park Date: May 16, 2015

This It's My Park season, volunteer with the Friends of the Travers Park to help clean, paint, prune shrubs, mulch and prepare the green space for the warmer months ahead. Please dress appropriately for cleanup activities. Please email the contact above to register for the project. We look forward to a great day of cleaning up Travers Park!

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 635-2779

Location: 78th Street Entrance (in Travers Park)

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Q303 Travers Park 2015-05-16 2015-05-16 9:30 am 1:00 pm 40.7545, -73.889 Mon, 27 Apr 2015 17:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Turtle Playground]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/its-my-park-at-turtle-playground http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/its-my-park-at-turtle-playground Date: May 16, 2015

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Green Earth Urban Gardeners, Inc. to help clean, scrape, and repaint fencing and related equipments at Turtle Playground starting at 9:30 a.m. Please dress appropriately for cleanup and painting activities. Please email maureen@greenearthurbangardens.org to register for the project. We look forward to a great day of cleaning up Turtle Playground!

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 892-6565

Location: Turtle Playground

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Q357G Turtle Playground 2015-05-16 2015-05-16 9:30 am 2:00 pm 40.7421, -73.8274 Mon, 27 Apr 2015 16:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[HSBC Children’s Garden Spring Session at QBG]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/hsbc-childrens-garden-spring-session-at-qbg http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/hsbc-childrens-garden-spring-session-at-qbg Date: May 16, 2015

The HSBC Children’s Garden at Queens Botanical Garden offers hands-on discovery for ages 5-12. Children’s imaginations and knowledge blossom as they plant and harvest vegetables and flowers, visit the Bee garden, and more.

This program takes place on Saturdays from April 11 to June 20 (except May 23). Children must be 5 years old by June 30, 2015.

Registration required by email at education@queensbotanical.org.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-05-16 2015-05-16 9:30 am 12:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54d3b031016c2.jpg Thu, 05 Mar 2015 18:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Amersfort Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/its-my-park-at-amersfort-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/its-my-park-at-amersfort-park Date: May 16, 2015

This It's My Park season, volunteer with the Friends of Amersfort Park the Garden to help paint park benches and fences. Volunteers will start at 10am to clean up the park and plant crocuses. Please email amersfortparkfriends@yahoo.com to register for the project. We look forward to a great day of cleaning. Refreshments and snacks will be served!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 415-0603

Location: Avenue K and 38th Street (in Amersfort Park)

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B002 Amersfort Park 2015-05-16 2015-05-16 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.6259, -73.9389 Mon, 27 Apr 2015 16:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Audubon Playground]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/its-my-park-at-audubon-playground http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/its-my-park-at-audubon-playground Date: May 16, 2015

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Friends of Audubon Park for a morning of painting, sweeping, weeding, and planting at Audubon Playground. Hope to see you there!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (646) 796-7714

Location: Audubon Playground

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M240 Audubon Playground 2015-05-16 2015-05-16 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8415, -73.9381 Mon, 27 Apr 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Augustus St. Gaudens Playground]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/its-my-park-at-augustus-st-gaudens-playground http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/its-my-park-at-augustus-st-gaudens-playground Date: May 16, 2015

This It's My Park season, come join in as it's time for Augustus St. Gaudens Playground's Spring Green and Clean! Come love your playground and join other community members, the Gramercy Neighborhood Associates, and families and friends of PS40 in tidying up their playground. Kids activities too! Volunteers are welcome.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (646) 256-7555

Location: Augustus Saint Gaudens Playground (in Augustus St. Gaudens Playground)

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M226 Augustus St. Gaudens Playground 2015-05-16 2015-05-16 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.7356, -73.9822 Mon, 27 Apr 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Bennett Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/its-my-park-at-bennett-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/its-my-park-at-bennett-park Date: May 16, 2015

This It's My Park season, volunteer with the Bennett Park Community Alliance to help clean and plant in garden beds around the park. We look forward to a great day of cleaning up! Contact Wade at (818) 259-8561 for inquiries.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 202-0474

Location: Bennett Park

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M009 Bennett Park 2015-05-16 2015-05-16 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.8528, -73.9381 Tue, 28 Apr 2015 12:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Claremont Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/its-my-park-at-claremont-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/its-my-park-at-claremont-park Date: May 16, 2015

This It's My Park season, volunteer with the Parks Department gardening team on Saturday mornings to do landscape maintenance at Claremont Park. For more information or to register, please email the contact above. Join us for a great morning of gardening at Claremont Park! DROP-INS WELCOME.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718)430-4641

Location: Claremont Gazebo (in Claremont Park)

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X008 Claremont Park 2015-05-16 2015-05-16 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.8415, -73.9072 Mon, 27 Apr 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: It's My Park at Commodore Barry Park (FULL)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/its-my-park-at-commodore-barry-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/its-my-park-at-commodore-barry-park Date: May 16, 2015

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

This It's My Park season, Stoked Mentoring will volunteer at Commodore Barry Park with the support of the Friends of Commodore Barry Park. The volunteers will weed, rake, and beautify the park.

Please note, registration for this project is full.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 272-8453

Location: Commodore Barry Park

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B021 Commodore Barry Park 2015-05-16 2015-05-16 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.6973, -73.9789 Sat, 16 May 2015 10:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Conference House Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/its-my-park-at-conference-house-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/its-my-park-at-conference-house-park Date: May 16, 2015

This It's My Park season, volunteer with the Conference House Conservancy and the Tottenville Civic Association to help clean the park and beach areas of Conference House Park. Volunteers are also needed to paint the Visitor's Center. We look forward to a great day of cleaning and beautifying Conference House Park!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 541-4728

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2015-05-16 2015-05-16 10:00 am 3:00 pm 40.5026, -74.2518 Mon, 27 Apr 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at DeLury Square]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/its-my-park-at-delury-square http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/its-my-park-at-delury-square Date: May 16, 2015

This It's My Park season, join local volunteers the The Friends of Delury Square as they do a spring clean of their park and do some planting for the summer! Come along, have fun, meet neighbors, and help with the gardening jobs!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 499-4767

Location: Delury Square

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2015-05-16 2015-05-16 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.7091, -74.0052 Mon, 27 Apr 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Dimattina Dog Run]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/its-my-park-at-dimattina-playground http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/its-my-park-at-dimattina-playground Date: May 16, 2015

This It's My Park season, meet your neighbors and fellow dog owners at our annual spring cleaning of the dog run in DiMattina Playground! No experience necessary - we'll provide the tools, gloves, and snacks for a much needed spruce up!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 676-3223

Location: Dimattina Playground

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B223B Dimattina Playground 2015-05-16 2015-05-16 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.6808, -74.0021 Mon, 27 Apr 2015 18:00:06 EDT