NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2016 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://nyc.gov/parks/events NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Mon, 02 May 2016 23:41:00 GMT <![CDATA[Hatha Yoga and Meditation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/12/hatha-yoga-and-meditation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/12/hatha-yoga-and-meditation Date: May 12, 2016

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

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2016-05-12 2016-05-12 12:30 pm 1:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Wed, 20 Jan 2016 19:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Patterned Scarf-Knitting Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/12/knit-a-fibonacciinspired-scarfadults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/12/knit-a-fibonacciinspired-scarfadults Date: May 12, 2016

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

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

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2016-05-12 2016-05-12 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Tue, 29 Dec 2015 16:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Sherman Creek Stewards: Garden Crew]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/12/sherman-creek-stewards-garden-crew http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/12/sherman-creek-stewards-garden-crew Date: May 12, 2016

Like many New Yorkers, you may love the idea of raising your own garden but lack the knowledge, space or confidence to do so. Garden Crew is the perfect opportunity to dive into the soil and figure it all out! Here you’ll learn about plant maintenance and care throughout the seasons while helping to beautify Sherman Creek Park.

New members are required to attend an Orientation Session, held on the first Saturday of the month. Call 917-291-6436 or email volunteer@nyrp.org for more details.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (917) 291-6436

Location: Swindler Cove (in Sherman Creek)

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M300 Sherman Creek 2016-05-12 2016-05-12 1:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.85842514038086000, -73.92292785644531000 Wed, 16 Mar 2016 15:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Tunisian Patterned Scarf-Making Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/12/crochet-beginners-class-adults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/12/crochet-beginners-class-adults Date: May 12, 2016

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

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2016-05-12 2016-05-12 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Tue, 29 Dec 2015 16:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Ed Center Open Hours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/12/ed-center-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/12/ed-center-open-hours Date: May 12, 2016

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

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

Photo by Alexa Hoyer

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Environmental Education Center (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-05-12 2016-05-12 3:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.70428673171300000, -73.98938399553300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56b39ce479a04.jpg Mon, 28 Mar 2016 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Teen PASS]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/12/teen-pass http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/12/teen-pass Date: May 12, 2016

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

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

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: 2123602746

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

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R008, B126 Faber Pool and Park, Red Hook Recreation Area 2016-05-12 2016-05-12 3:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.64023590087890600, -74.13526916503906000; 40.67240142822265600, -74.00399780273438000 Mon, 19 Oct 2015 13:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[3 to 6 Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/12/3-to-6-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/12/3-to-6-club Date: May 12, 2016

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

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

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

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

Location: Walker Park

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R015 Walker Park 2016-05-12 2016-05-12 3:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.64329910278320000, -74.10939788818360000 Mon, 28 Mar 2016 18:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Community Boatbuilding at Brooklyn Bridge Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/12/community-boatbuilding-at-bbp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/12/community-boatbuilding-at-bbp Date: May 12, 2016

The experienced boatbuilders of the Village Community Boathouse will lead volunteers in constructing a 14-foot-long Whitehall rowboat in Brooklyn Bridge Park's Community Room at 99 Plymouth. Named after the Lower Manhattan street that now ends at the Staten Island Ferry Terminal, Whitehalls were the water taxis of their day, speedily ferrying passengers across the East River and to and from ships at anchor in the harbor. The shape and dimensions of this boat are drawn from a Whitehall built at the Brooklyn Navy Yard in 1890.

Regular boatbuilding sessions will take place on Mondays and Thursdays from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. and on Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to noon until May 22. Spectators are more than welcome and volunteers are encouraged to join. No experience is necessary.

For more information or to sign up, please email info@villagecommunityboathouse.org or register here.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 724-6432

Location: 99 Plymouth Street (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-05-12 2016-05-12 4:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.70405696345800000, -73.98930621147200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570d07b0d24f5.JPG Tue, 12 Apr 2016 11:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Spring Birding Tours of Bryant Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/12/spring-birding-tours-of-bryant-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/12/spring-birding-tours-of-bryant-park Date: May 12, 2016

Located in the heart of midtown, Bryant Park is a hotspot for avian visitors and birders alike. On these guided tours, discover the surprising diversity of birds that call Bryant Park home during migratory season. Past sightings include warblers, tanagers, vireos, thrushes, and even a Chuck-will's-widow!

Presented in partnership with New York City Audubon.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Heiskell Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2016-05-12 2016-05-12 5:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.75370025634800000, -73.98359680175800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57101f313b7be.jpg Fri, 15 Apr 2016 12:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Beginner Chess Social]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/12/beginner-chess-socials-at-bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/12/beginner-chess-socials-at-bryant-park-games Date: May 12, 2016

Welcome beginners! Learn to setup a chess board and map out your next move with assistance from our Chess host.

Kids are welcome.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2016-05-12 2016-05-12 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.75370025634800000, -73.98359680175800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57101ba286703.jpg Mon, 18 Apr 2016 19:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[City Chicken Institute: Spring Chicks Special - Hatching and Rearing Chicks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/12/city-chicken-institute-spring-chicks-special-hatching-and-rearing-chicks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/12/city-chicken-institute-spring-chicks-special-hatching-and-rearing-chicks Date: May 12, 2016

Visit a live chicken coop and learn how to raise your own flock. This workshop will go over the joys and risks of hatching your own eggs and how to care for the cute fuzzy little things that follow.

Workshops 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.

The garden's gates open at 5:30 p.m.; the workshop begins at 6 p.m.

For more informaiton and updates, please visit our Meetup.com page.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 333-2552

Location: Imani Community Garden

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2016-05-12 2016-05-12 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.67620086669922000, -73.93289947509766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56fea1fbbd0c7.JPG Wed, 06 Apr 2016 13:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Fitness Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/12/fitness-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/12/fitness-walk Date: May 12, 2016

Individuals will meet at Fort Totten Gate for a self-guided walk from the gate to Joe Michaels Mile and back (approximately 2 miles).

For adults only.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-4793

Location: Fort Totten Front Gate (in Fort Totten Park)

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Q458 Fort Totten Park 2016-05-12 2016-05-12 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.78953552246094000, -73.78208923339844000 Mon, 28 Mar 2016 19:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run - Brooklyn Bridge Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/12/new-york-road-runners-open-run-run-for-life-brooklyn-bridge-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/12/new-york-road-runners-open-run-run-for-life-brooklyn-bridge-park Date: May 12, 2016

Open Run is a new community-based initiative that empowers local volunteers to bring free weekly runs to local neighborhood parks all over NYC. All runs are directed by volunteers and are free to all participants. The finish line is open until the last person is done. The courses vary based on the park, but the courses are between 2.5 and 3 miles long.

Participants are encouraged to arrive 15 minutes before the start of the run and to leave their valuables at home – bag check is not provided. No need to do anything before the run, just show up. Open to all ages, experience levels, walkers, strollers, and dogs—all are welcome!

On-site registration begins at 6:45 p.m.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 6 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-05-12 2016-05-12 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.69260025024414000, -74.00189971923828000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/567b1647ce0ae.png Thu, 21 Apr 2016 17:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: CREED]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/12/movies-under-the-stars-creed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/12/movies-under-the-stars-creed Date: May 12, 2016

Join NYC Parks and the New York City Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment for a free film! This movie is held indoors.

Adonis Johnson Creed (Michael B. Jordan), the son of former heavyweight champion Apollo Creed, attempts to follow in his father's footsteps and become a boxing legend in his own right. Apollo died in the ring in the 1980s at the hand of Russian pugilist Ivan Drago, forcing Adonis to grow up without his dad in his life. The young man travels to Philadelphia to find his late father's nemesis-turned-best friend, Rocky Balboa (Sylvester Stallone), in order to recruit him as a trainer. Balboa soon takes the young Creed under his wing and helps him get in shape for a shot at the title. Rated PG 13

Know Before You Go:

You should come before 7:30 p.m. to get your spot. Feel free to bring a blanket to sit on, although there will be a limited supply of chairs available. Bottled waters are OK, but no glass. Reservations are not taken, so space is available on a first come first served basis. All are welcome!

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-430-1825

Location: Owen F. Dolen Park

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X016 Owen F. Dolen Park 2016-05-12 2016-05-12 7:30 pm 9:30 pm 40.84052658081055000, -73.84279632568360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5727b0c06b106.jpg Mon, 02 May 2016 18:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Norm of the North]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/12/movies-under-the-stars-norm-of-the-north http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/12/movies-under-the-stars-norm-of-the-north Date: May 12, 2016

Grab a blanket or towel and come enjoy a movie in the park. This spring, NYC Parks is hosting family-friendly movie showings throughout the five boroughs. It is OK to bring a picnic, but no glass bottles and no alcoholic beverages; they are strictly prohibited.

"In this animated comedy for the whole family, an oddball polar bear named Norm (voice of Rob Schneider) is outraged when he learns that human beings are planning to build condos in his Arctic home. He and three lemming pals decide to go to New York City to confront the real-estate developer responsible." - Courtesy of Swank

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: The East River Park Amphitheater (in John V. Lindsay East River Park )

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M144 John V. Lindsay East River Park 2016-05-12 2016-05-12 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.71110153198242000, -73.97820281982422000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5727a052db4f7.jpg Mon, 02 May 2016 18:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Adult Basketball League]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/12/adult-basketball-league http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/12/adult-basketball-league Date: May 12, 2016

This program is for ages 18 and over. This is a seven game season, with games on Wednesdays from 6:15 p.m. to 7:15 and Thursdays from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. Each team will make the playoffs. Participants must be members of the Recreation Center.

For more information regarding individual or team play, please contact David Deas at (718) 353-7853.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 353-7853

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

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2016-05-12 2016-05-12 8:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.83439636230469000 Mon, 21 Mar 2016 19:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Yoga for WellnessSpring Series]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/13/yoga-for-wellnessspring-series http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/13/yoga-for-wellnessspring-series Date: May 13, 2016

Ann Casapini brings twenty years of experience as a certified instructor to lead offerings that invigorate and rejuvenate. Each gentle level-one class includes an overall workout, a specific area of focus, a short meditation, and deep relaxation. Ten classes; class size limited to 12.Please bring your own mat.

Registration and pre-payment is required. Pleasse call (718) 885-1461 or email info@bpmm.org.

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 9:45 am

Contact phone: (718) 885-1461

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2016-05-13 2016-05-13 8:30 am 9:45 am 40.87186431884765600, -73.80553436279297000 Tue, 01 Mar 2016 14:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Exhibition: Chroma Botanica: Ellie Irons & Linda Stillman]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/13/exhibition-chroma-botanica-ellie-irons-linda-stillman http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/13/exhibition-chroma-botanica-ellie-irons-linda-stillman Date: May 13, 2016

Chroma Botanica: Ellie Irons & Linda Stillman showcases the work of two artists that use natural plant pigments in their artwork to explore wild and cultivated environments, as well as the complex relationships between people and plants. The show includes the artists’ ongoing personal work, as well as new companion pieces that utilize plant life and research gathered in New York City parks and public spaces over the past year.

This exhibition is free and open to the public.

The Arsenal building elevator is currently out of service. We appologize for the inconvenience.

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 2016-05-13 2016-05-13 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57069918a250b.jpeg Wed, 20 Apr 2016 11:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Bush Terminal Park Invasive Removal]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/13/bush-terminal-park-invasive-removal http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/13/bush-terminal-park-invasive-removal Date: May 13, 2016

Stop by and visit the Stewardship Team at Bush Terminal Park! Volunteers will help to remove invasive vines and exotic vegetation like porcelain berry, mugwort, and bittersweet, to help ensure a healthy coastal canopy. Depending on the tides of the day, volunteers may also assist in removing debris from the wetlands.

Come dressed in sturdy boots or shoes, long pants, and clothing that can get dirty.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-1463

Location: Bush Terminal Piers Park (in Bush Terminal Park)

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BT15 Bush Terminal Park 2016-05-13 2016-05-13 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.65370178222656000, -74.01889801025390000 Tue, 29 Mar 2016 18:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Greening the Globe Begins at Home: Symposium at the College of Staten Island]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/13/greening-the-globe-begins-at-home http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/13/greening-the-globe-begins-at-home Date: May 13, 2016

Join us for this special series to explore environmental advocacy through environmental education, green career paths, and initiatives for creating sustainable communities. This event is part of the Greening the Globe series of programs offered this spring to promote environmental awareness and to celebrate sustainable initiatives in our communities.

Funding for these events is provided by a grant from the New York City Council, including Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, CM Donovan Richards, and the Staten Island Delegation, CM Borelli, CM Debbie Rose and CM Steven Matteo.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: College of Staten Island (CUNY), Performing Arts Center-Recital Hall

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2016-05-13 2016-05-13 9:00 am 3:00 pm 40.60427856445300000, -74.14852142334000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5711471b6679c.png Mon, 18 Apr 2016 19:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/13/yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/13/yoga Date: May 13, 2016

Join a free yoga class in Little Bay Park!

Limited number of mats will be available for participants.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 352-4793

Location: Hockey Rink (in Little Bay Park)

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Q010A Little Bay Park 2016-05-13 2016-05-13 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.78979873657226600, -73.78479766845703000 Mon, 28 Mar 2016 19:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Protectors of Pine Oak Woods: 40 Years of Green]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/13/protectors-of-pine-oak-woods-40-years-of-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/13/protectors-of-pine-oak-woods-40-years-of-green Date: May 13, 2016

Celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Protectors of Pine Oak Woods, and learn more about their dedication to preserving and expanding Staten Island parks.This exhibit traces the group’s history and growth through text, photos, and other ephemera. The exhibit runs through June 11, 2016.

The gallery is closed on Sundays and holidays. Admission is free.

Image: The Protectors of Pine Oak Woods has led in the creation of the parks and bluebelts indicated by stars on this map.

Dominick Durso/ALMAR Graphics

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2016-05-13 2016-05-13 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f15c0f3a162.jpeg Tue, 22 Mar 2016 13:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/13/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/13/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: May 13, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2016-05-13 2016-05-13 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5707fdbcd2ffa.JPG Fri, 08 Apr 2016 16:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Cardio & Body Strengthening]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/13/shape-up-nyc-cardio-body-strengthening http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/13/shape-up-nyc-cardio-body-strengthening Date: May 13, 2016

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2016-05-13 2016-05-13 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.66070175170898400, -73.96540069580078000 Mon, 22 Feb 2016 14:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Nature Exploration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/13/nature-exploration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/13/nature-exploration Date: May 13, 2016

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

Thursdays and Fridays, 12–4, beginning Friday, April 7

  • Discovery Pack, 12–3 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.
  • Bird Nerds Game Hour, 1–2 pm: Test your knowledge of birds in this fun, mildly competitive hour of puzzles, Bingo, card games, and more!
  • Nature on the Go!, 2–3 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, 3–4 pm: Curious as to how Snappy the turtle got her name? Want to watch the snake gobble 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 2016-05-13 2016-05-13 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.66070175170898400, -73.96540069580078000 Mon, 28 Mar 2016 18:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/13/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/13/bryant-park-juggling Date: May 13, 2016

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

Equipment will be provided.

The Bryant Park Jugglers use the park throughout the year. They are a friendly group and open to drop-ins, even if you catch them outside of the regular juggling lessons.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Lawn (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2016-05-13 2016-05-13 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.75350189209000000, -73.98370361328100000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57102489e50b8.jpg Fri, 15 Apr 2016 12:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Fencing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/13/bryant-park-fencing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/13/bryant-park-fencing Date: May 13, 2016

Take a stab at the modern sport of fencing with masters from Manhattan Fencing Center.

No prior experience needed and equipment is provided.

Pre-registration is required at manhattanfencing.com or by calling the Manhattan Fencing Center at (212) 382-2255. Drop-ins will only be accepted if space allows. You must be aged 16 years or older to participate.

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 382-2255

Location: Fifth Avenue Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2016-05-13 2016-05-13 1:30 pm 2:30 pm 40.75370025634800000, -73.98359680175800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/571018db1f1dd.jpg Thu, 14 Apr 2016 19:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Hallett Nature Sanctuary]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/13/hallett-nature-sanctuary http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/13/hallett-nature-sanctuary Date: May 13, 2016

During these limited hours, visitors can explore the normally-closed Hallett Nature Sanctuary at their own pace along the rustic trail. See how the Central Park Conservancy has restored this native woodland garden for birds and other wildlife.

The wood-chipped trail is uneven; please wear appropriate shoes. This ecosystem is a protected area and home to many flora and fauna. No groups, dogs, bikes, or strollers. Free and self-guided, no registration needed. Space is limited.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Hallett Nature Sanctuary (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-05-13 2016-05-13 2:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.76570129394531000, -73.97609710693360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f00ec84d426.jpg Mon, 21 Mar 2016 12:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Legendary Landmarks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/13/central-park-tour-legendary-landmarks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/13/central-park-tour-legendary-landmarks Date: May 13, 2016

Built as a folly and completed in 1872, Belvedere Castle offers grand views of the landscape it dominates just west of the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Join Central Park Conservancy guides on this tour of the area's best-loved highlights, including Belvedere Castle, Shakespeare Garden, the Great Lawn, Turtle Pond, and the 3,500-year-old Obelisk, commonly known as Cleopatra's Needle.

The tour route involves moderate inclines and a few stairs. The tour starts and ends at Belvedere Castle (mid-Park at 79th Street).

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review the Central Park Conservancy policies carefully. Groups of seven or more must schedule a custom tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org. For more information, please review our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Belvedere Castle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-05-13 2016-05-13 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.77930068969726600, -73.96910095214844000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5707fe79def37.JPG Thu, 14 Apr 2016 19:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Women's History Month: Seasonal Arts & Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/13/seasonal-arts-craftswomens-history-month http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/13/seasonal-arts-craftswomens-history-month Date: May 13, 2016

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2016-05-13 2016-05-13 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 04 Mar 2016 18:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[3 to 6 Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/13/3-to-6-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/13/3-to-6-club Date: May 13, 2016

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

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

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

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

Location: Walker Park

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R015 Walker Park 2016-05-13 2016-05-13 3:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.64329910278320000, -74.10939788818360000 Mon, 28 Mar 2016 18:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Teen PASS]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/13/teen-pass http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/13/teen-pass Date: May 13, 2016

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

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

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: 2123602746

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

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R008, B126 Faber Pool and Park, Red Hook Recreation Area 2016-05-13 2016-05-13 3:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.64023590087890600, -74.13526916503906000; 40.67240142822265600, -74.00399780273438000 Mon, 19 Oct 2015 13:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Game Social]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/13/game-social http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/13/game-social Date: May 13, 2016

Make new friends and play some of the most exciting strategy board games at this social event. Board games include:

  • Tuesdays: Forbidden Island and Shadows Over Camelot
  • Wednesdays: Settlers of Catan and Carcassonne
  • Fridays: Wits & Wagers and King of Tokyo

Stop in during Bryant Park's weekly Game Socials to play multi-player co-op, strategy, and party games.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2016-05-13 2016-05-13 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.75370025634800000, -73.98359680175800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57101d2a07d08.jpg Mon, 18 Apr 2016 19:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Historical Tour - Randall's Island South]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/13/historical-tour-randalls-island-south http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/13/historical-tour-randalls-island-south Date: May 13, 2016

Randall's Island has a rich and unique history. Did you know that the island was once three separate land masses? Come learn about the influential people, the bridges, and the landscape changes that transformed the island into the beautiful park it is today!

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Touchdown of the 103rd Street Footbridge (in Randall's Island Park)

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2016-05-13 2016-05-13 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.78490066528320000, -73.93579864501953000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f9649167d33.jpg Mon, 28 Mar 2016 15:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Movie Night at Sachkerah Woods: “Minions”]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/13/movie-night-at-sachkerah-woods-minions http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/13/movie-night-at-sachkerah-woods-minions Date: May 13, 2016

Enjoy the animated family hit Minions, featuring the lovable creatures from the Despicable Me movie series.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430-1890

Location: Sachkerah Woods Playground (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2016-05-13 2016-05-13 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.88370132446289000, -73.88150024414062000 Fri, 29 Apr 2016 18:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Minions]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/13/movies-under-the-stars-minions http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/13/movies-under-the-stars-minions Date: May 13, 2016

Join NYC Parks and the New York City Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment for a free film! This movie is held indoors.

Minions Stuart, Kevin and Bob are recruited by Scarlet Overkill, a super-villain who, alongside her inventor husband Herb, hatches a plot to take over the world... Despicable Me's minions get their very own spin-off in this summer tent-pole from Universal Pictures Rated PG.

Know Before You Go:

You should come before 7:30 p.m. to get your spot. Feel free to bring a blanket to sit on, although there will be a limited supply of chairs available. Bottled waters are OK, but no glass. Reservations are not taken, so space is available on a first come first served basis. All are welcome!

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-430-1825

Location: Sachkerah Woods Playground (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2016-05-13 2016-05-13 7:30 pm 9:30 pm 40.88370132446289000, -73.88150024414062000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5727ad5929f4e.jpg Mon, 02 May 2016 18:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Greenmarket at Grand Army Plaza]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/14/greenmarket-at-grand-army-plaza http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/14/greenmarket-at-grand-army-plaza Date: May 14, 2016

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

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Grand Army Plaza

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B040 Grand Army Plaza 2016-05-14 2016-05-14 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.67350006103515600, -73.97010040283203000 Mon, 22 Feb 2016 14:00:07 EST
<![CDATA[Van Cortlandt Track Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/14/van-cortlandt-track-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/14/van-cortlandt-track-club Date: May 14, 2016

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

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Van Cortlandt Stadium (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2016-05-14 2016-05-14 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.888, -73.8968 Wed, 06 May 2015 12:02:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/14/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/14/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: May 14, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 9:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2016-05-14 2016-05-14 8:30 am 9:30 am 40.86059951782226600, -73.93379974365234000 Tue, 09 Feb 2016 15:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[New York Junior League’s Playground Improvement Project Day in Marcus Garvey Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/14/new-york-junior-leagues-playground-improvement-project-day-in-marcus-garvey-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/14/new-york-junior-leagues-playground-improvement-project-day-in-marcus-garvey-park Date: May 14, 2016

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 Marcus Garvey Park.

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 gardening, landscaping, painting, and completing other tasks to help spruce up this well-loved park. 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. Volunteers must be at least 13 years old. Volunteers ages 13 - 18 will require a parental consent form.

About the New York Junior League Playground Improvement Project
For 25 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 cleanup days include landscaping and repairing the parks. We work with over 700 volunteers each 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: (212) 288-6220

Location: Marcus Garvey Park

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M058 Marcus Garvey Park 2016-05-14 2016-05-14 8:30 am 4:00 pm 40.80450820922851600, -73.94366455078125000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5705487f01a7e.jpg Wed, 06 Apr 2016 14:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run-Inwood Hill Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/14/nyrr-open-runinwood-hill-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/14/nyrr-open-runinwood-hill-park Date: May 14, 2016

Get moving in Inwood Hill Park! Enjoy free Saturday morning runs and walks at NYRR"s weekly open runs.

Everyone is welcomed. Volunteers are needed too!

Meet at the park entrance at the corner of Isham Street and Seaman Avenue.

Start time: 8:45 am

End time: 9:45 am

Contact phone: (646) 822-6731

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

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2016-05-14 2016-05-14 8:45 am 9:45 am 40.86999893188476600, -73.92109680175781000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f14992d004c.jpg Thu, 28 Apr 2016 17:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[UAE Healthy Kidney 10K]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/14/uae-healthy-kidney-10k http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/14/uae-healthy-kidney-10k Date: May 14, 2016

Join NYRR and the Embassy of the United Arab Emirates to celebrate the 12th annual UAE Healthy Kidney 10K. The event offers something for everyone—thrilling performances in Central Park from some of the world's top athletes, a fast course for runners chasing PRs, a great cause to inspire everyone, finisher medals, excellent giveaways, including a technical shirt for every registered entrant, and fantastic raffle prizes.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Central Park

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M010 Central Park 2016-05-14 2016-05-14 9:00 am 10:30 am 40.77959823608398400, -73.96939849853516000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56eb0abc5510c.jpg Tue, 29 Mar 2016 18:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: St. Mary's Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/14/nyrr-open-run-st-marys-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/14/nyrr-open-run-st-marys-park Date: May 14, 2016

Open Run is a new community-based initiative that empowers local volunteers to bring free weekly runs to local neighborhood parks all over NYC. All runs are directed by volunteers and are free to all participants. The finish line is open until the last person is done. The courses vary based on the park, but the courses are between 2.5 and 3 miles long.

Participants are encouraged to arrive 15 minutes before the start of the run and to leave their valuables at home – bag check is not provided. No need to do anything before the run, just show up. Open to all ages, experience levels, walkers, strollers, dogs: All are welcome!

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

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

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2016-05-14 2016-05-14 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.81381420348400000, -73.91180372238200000 Thu, 28 Apr 2016 17:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Astoria Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/14/nyrr-open-run-astoria-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/14/nyrr-open-run-astoria-park Date: May 14, 2016

Open Run is a new community-based initiative that empowers local volunteers to bring free weekly runs to local neighborhood parks all over NYC. All runs are directed by volunteers and are free to all participants. The finish line is open until the last person is done. The courses vary based on the park, but the courses are between 2.5 and 3 miles.

Participants are encouraged to arrive 15 minutes before the start of the run and to leave their valuables at home—bag check is not provided. No need to do anything before the run, just show up. Open to all ages, experience levels, walkers, strollers, and dogs—All are welcome!

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Astoria Park Track (in Astoria Park)

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Q004 Astoria Park 2016-05-14 2016-05-14 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.77669906616211000, -73.92579650878906000 Thu, 28 Apr 2016 17:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Mind Body Fusion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/14/shape-up-nyc-mind-body-fusion http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/14/shape-up-nyc-mind-body-fusion Date: May 14, 2016

This class features a low-impact cardio workout, followed by balancing stretches and meditation to raise heart rate, burn calories, reduce stress, and work out every muscle.

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

Location: Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2016-05-14 2016-05-14 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.50199890136719000, -74.25140380859375000 Mon, 25 Apr 2016 16:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Discovery Hike: Spring Birding]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/14/discovery-hike-spring-birding http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/14/discovery-hike-spring-birding Date: May 14, 2016

Early spring signals the migration of birds from their winter homes. Observe and identify birds with binoculars. Beginners are welcome! This program is suitable for ages 6 and older.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2016-05-14 2016-05-14 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 Tue, 12 Apr 2016 14:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Community Boatbuilding at Brooklyn Bridge Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/14/community-boatbuilding-at-bbp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/14/community-boatbuilding-at-bbp Date: May 14, 2016

The experienced boatbuilders of the Village Community Boathouse will lead volunteers in constructing a 14-foot-long Whitehall rowboat in Brooklyn Bridge Park's Community Room at 99 Plymouth. Named after the Lower Manhattan street that now ends at the Staten Island Ferry Terminal, Whitehalls were the water taxis of their day, speedily ferrying passengers across the East River and to and from ships at anchor in the harbor. The shape and dimensions of this boat are drawn from a Whitehall built at the Brooklyn Navy Yard in 1890.

Regular boatbuilding sessions will take place on Mondays and Thursdays from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. and on Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to noon until May 22. Spectators are more than welcome and volunteers are encouraged to join. No experience is necessary.

For more information or to sign up, please email info@villagecommunityboathouse.org or register here.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 724-6432

Location: 99 Plymouth Street (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-05-14 2016-05-14 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.70405696345800000, -73.98930621147200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570d07b0d24f5.JPG Tue, 12 Apr 2016 11:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Help The Garden Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/14/help-the-garden-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/14/help-the-garden-day Date: May 14, 2016

Community gardeners and local volunteers will help with seasonal maintenance projects.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 235-4462

Location: Highland Park Children's Garden (in Highland Park)

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B047 Highland Park 2016-05-14 2016-05-14 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.68289947509800000, -73.88790130615200000 Tue, 05 Apr 2016 15:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Inwood Hill Park Forest Restoration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/14/0514-inwood-hill-park-forest-restoration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/14/0514-inwood-hill-park-forest-restoration Date: May 14, 2016

Volunteer with the Stewardship Team and the Friends of Inwood Hill Park in restoring precious woodland in Inwood Hill Park.

Volunteers will spruce up the surrounding restoration site in an effort to support the natural woodlands.

No experience necessary, training will be provided the day of the event. Come dressed in closed-toed shoes (boots or sneakers preferred), and clothing that can get dirty.

Register here.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-1463

Location: Payson Avenue and Beak Street (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2016-05-14 2016-05-14 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.86796289715700000, -73.92701983451800000 Wed, 06 Apr 2016 13:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Songbird Migration Walk with Expert Naturalist Mike Feller]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/14/songbird-migration-walk-with-expert-naturalist-mike-felle http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/14/songbird-migration-walk-with-expert-naturalist-mike-felle Date: May 14, 2016

The second week of May is the peak of the spring song bird migration. This time offers the opportunity to see and/or hear thirty or more species of birds.

Join expert naturalist Mike Feller for a nature walk in Inwood Hill Park and Muscota Marsh to learn about the migratory birds of the season in the new wetlands and the ancient forest.

Mike was featured in the NYTimes Magazine for his insight into NYC wildlife.

Please note: Space is limited and an RSVP is required; to RSVP for this event, please email RSVP@FortTryonParkTrust.org.

Photography by Beth Bergman

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: 218th Street and Indian Road (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2016-05-14 2016-05-14 9:00 am 10:30 am 40.87289810180664000, -73.91860198974610000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5710f335c6ac2.JPG Fri, 15 Apr 2016 18:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Birding: Spring Migration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/14/birding-spring-migration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/14/birding-spring-migration Date: May 14, 2016

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

Our Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in the urban jungle. To enhance your experience, we encourage you to bring binoculars and field guides, or ask a Ranger to borrow a pair.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 548-0912

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2016-05-14 2016-05-14 9:00 am 10:30 am 40.89110183715800000, -73.89399719238300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f9afcf70210.JPG Mon, 28 Mar 2016 19:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Protectors of Pine Oak Woods: 40 Years of Green]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/14/protectors-of-pine-oak-woods-40-years-of-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/14/protectors-of-pine-oak-woods-40-years-of-green Date: May 14, 2016

Celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Protectors of Pine Oak Woods, and learn more about their dedication to preserving and expanding Staten Island parks.This exhibit traces the group’s history and growth through text, photos, and other ephemera. The exhibit runs through June 11, 2016.

The gallery is closed on Sundays and holidays. Admission is free.

Image: The Protectors of Pine Oak Woods has led in the creation of the parks and bluebelts indicated by stars on this map.

Dominick Durso/ALMAR Graphics

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2016-05-14 2016-05-14 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f15c0f3a162.jpeg Tue, 22 Mar 2016 13:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: The Art of Birding A Walk through Forever Wild Bird Sanctuary]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/14/summer-on-the-hudson-the-art-of-birding-a-walk-through-forever-wild-bird-sanctuary http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/14/summer-on-the-hudson-the-art-of-birding-a-walk-through-forever-wild-bird-sanctuary Date: May 14, 2016

Join Jeff Nulle, long-time volunteer park tender and past president of the Linnaean Society of New York, on National Migratory Bird Day, the height of spring migration in North America.

Bring binoculars if you have them.

Rain date: May 21

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: 311

Location: Riverside Park Bird Sanctuary (in Riverside Park)

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M071 Riverside Park 2016-05-14 2016-05-14 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.81039810180664000, -73.96579742431640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f57140b348d.JPG Mon, 11 Apr 2016 15:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[FLOW.16 Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/14/flow16-tour1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/14/flow16-tour1 Date: May 14, 2016

FLOW is an annual art exhibition at the park's southern end. Randall's Island Park Alliance’s goal is to foster appreciation of the shoreline through artistic expression, while calling visitors to interact with and care for the island’s environment.

Each year, FLOW features site-specific projects by participants in the Bronx Museum’s Artists in the Marketplace (AIM) program for emerging artists. Come meet the artists and hear more about their inspirations and challenges in creating these unique pieces of outdoor public art.

Artists

Football – Michael Shultis
Monument to a Missing Island – Tim Clifford
Hell Gate Cairns – Samantha Holmes
Spartan Follies – Denise Treizman
Untitled – Tracie Hervy

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Touchdown of the 103rd Street Footbridge (in Randall's Island Park)

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2016-05-14 2016-05-14 10:00 am 11:30 am 40.78490066528320000, -73.93579864501953000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56e6e61e3f9da.jpg Tue, 29 Mar 2016 18:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Compost Tea and Cookies]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/14/compost-tea-and-cookies http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/14/compost-tea-and-cookies Date: May 14, 2016

This advanced composting class will show participants how to make a batch of compost tea—an aerated brew of finished compost in water. Making actively aerated compost tea creates an explosion of beneficial bacteria and fungi found in compost. Compost tea can be applied to plants as a foliar spray or soil soak.

Come enjoy tea and (edible!) cookies with us in this informative session. Register online: composttea.eventbrite.com

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2016-05-14 2016-05-14 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56a29d6bedeac.jpg Tue, 02 Feb 2016 18:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Prospect Park Alliance Saturday Woodland Corps]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/14/prospect-park-alliance-saturday-woodland-corps http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/14/prospect-park-alliance-saturday-woodland-corps Date: May 14, 2016

Help the Alliance restore the woodlands with a team of dedicated volunteers committed to the ongoing care of the Park’s 250 acres of forest.

Register online or call (718) 287-3400 for more information.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Prospect Park

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B073 Prospect Park 2016-05-14 2016-05-14 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.66170120239258000, -73.97080230712890000 Tue, 22 Mar 2016 16:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[FLOW.16]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/14/flow16 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/14/flow16 Date: May 14, 2016

This year, in conjunction with the Cherry Blossom Festival, Randall's Island Park Alliance will host its annual FLOW Grand Opening, which features five new site-specific installations by artists, in partnership with the Bronx Museum’s Artist in the Marketplace program (AIM).

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Touchdown of the 103rd Street Footbridge (in Randall's Island Park)

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2016-05-14 2016-05-14 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.78490066528320000, -73.93579864501953000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56e08c59042db.jpg Tue, 29 Mar 2016 18:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[In Alice’s Garden: Spring Service Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/14/in-alices-garden-spring-service-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/14/in-alices-garden-spring-service-day Date: May 14, 2016

Come out to Clear Comfort for a day of service. We’ll be planting, prepping beds, manicuring the lawn, and sprucing up the grounds for the season.

Let us know if you're coming. Groups and individuals are welcome! To register, please call (718) 816-4506 ext.10 or email info@aliceausten.org.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-4506

Location: Alice Austen House Museum (in Alice Austen Park)

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R117 Alice Austen Park 2016-05-14 2016-05-14 10:00 am 3:00 pm 40.61460113525390600, -74.06310272216797000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56e1b93a0746d.jpg Tue, 29 Mar 2016 18:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Audubon: Wonderful Warblers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/14/popup-audubon-wonderful-warblers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/14/popup-audubon-wonderful-warblers Date: May 14, 2016

Join the Alliance to discover why Prospect Park is an important place for many species of birds. Through fun games, experiments and citizen science projects, learn why warblers are so wonderful.

  • Adventure Hike, 12–1 pm: Alliance naturalists will introduce you to the natural history of Prospect Park and the Park's hidden trails. Recommended for families with children 5 and older.
  • Nature on the Go!, 1–2 pm: Did you know 25 types of warblers stop at Prospect Park in May? Learn how to identify these cute and colorful birds on a bird walk. Participants will also create their own pair of binoculars and learn how to identify these colorful songbirds.
  • Nature’s Helpers, 2–3 pm: Did you know that trees help trees? After learning how mulch protects tree roots, spend time spreading wood chips around trees.
  • Family Bird Watching, 3–4 pm: After learning how to use binoculars, join our naturalists to identify some of the 250 species of birds that call Prospect Park home.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Eastwood (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2016-05-14 2016-05-14 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.66183853149414000, -73.96591949462890000 Tue, 22 Mar 2016 16:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Audubon II: Animal Clues]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/14/popup-audubon-ii-animal-clues http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/14/popup-audubon-ii-animal-clues Date: May 14, 2016

Join Alliance educators at the Peninsula to learn about birds and other animals that make their home near water, and add to the “nest” we are weaving with natural materials.

  • Discovery Pack, 11 am–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.
  • Lakeside Nature Stroll, 12–1 pm: Join Alliance naturalists for a guided nature walk through the meandering paths of the Peninsula and search for signs of animal homes.
  • Junior Naturalists, 1–2 pm: Help Alliance naturalists track migrating birds and invasive plants that impact where animals can make their homes in this citizen science program.
  • Nature’s Helpers, 2–3 pm: Let’s lend a helping hand to make our park a better place. Learn how mulch helps trees, spread wood chips or protect the environment by removing damaging litter.
  • Family Bird Watching, 3–4 pm: After learning how to use binoculars, join our naturalists to identify some of the 250 species of birds that call Prospect Park home.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Peninsula (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2016-05-14 2016-05-14 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.65719985961914000, -73.96890258789062000 Tue, 22 Mar 2016 16:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Zumba in West Harlem Piers Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/14/zumba-in-west-harlem-piers-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/14/zumba-in-west-harlem-piers-park Date: May 14, 2016

Summer on the Hudson and Shape Up NYC offers free fitness classes to help New Yorkers get and stay fit.

This class 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: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: On the Pier (in West Harlem Piers)

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M376 West Harlem Piers 2016-05-14 2016-05-14 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.81880187988300000, -73.96109771728500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f5706748b17.jpg Wed, 06 Apr 2016 13:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Learn to Ride: Adult Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/14/learn-to-rideadult-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/14/learn-to-rideadult-class Date: May 14, 2016

Learn to Ride—Adults is a free class for adults and mature teens who are ready to ride. It oesn’t matter if you’re 18 or 80, we’ll get you rolling in no time. With our safe, easy, effective method, Learn to Ride students learn how to balance, pedal, start, stop, and steer a bike, as well as adjust a helmet for proper fit. Most people learn to ride in one session, but even if they don’t, they’ll leave equipped with an easy, low-stress way to teach themselves—or, they can join us for another free class!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 870-2080

Location: Near the baseball field (in St. Mary's Park)

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2016-05-14 2016-05-14 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.81052146771000000, -73.91097760200500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/571934452746a.jpg Thu, 21 Apr 2016 17:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Learn to Ride: Kids]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/14/learn-to-ride-kids http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/14/learn-to-ride-kids Date: May 14, 2016

Learn to Ride—kids is a free class for adults and mature teens who are ready to ride. It doesn't matter how old you are, we’ll get you rolling in no time. With our safe, easy, effective method, Learn to Ride students learn how to balance, pedal, start, stop, and steer a bike, as well as adjust a helmet for proper fit. Most kids learn to ride in one session, but even if they don’t, they can join us for another free class!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 408-0243

Location: Bloomingdale Playground

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M238 Bloomingdale Playground 2016-05-14 2016-05-14 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.79930114746094000, -73.96600341796875000 Fri, 22 Apr 2016 18:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Fitness Party with Mark Fisher Fitness in Hudson Park!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/14/fitness-party-with-mark-fisher-fitness-in-hudson-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/14/fitness-party-with-mark-fisher-fitness-in-hudson-park Date: May 14, 2016

Need to get beach body ready for summer? Looking to get outside and enjoy the warming weather? Want to make some new friends?

Join the insanely fun Mark Fisher Fitness Team at Hudson Park for a one-hour fitness party!

Classes are free and held each Saturday at 11:00 a.m. All skills levels and welcome, no experience necessary.

Classes will include body-weight exercise for both beginners and advanced fitness ninjas! Space is limited, so please sign up on Eventbrite in advance to guarantee your spot.

Please bring a towel and water bottle. You're going to do some serious sweating!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: 544 West 35th Street (in Hudson Park)

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M399 Hudson Park 2016-05-14 2016-05-14 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.75586466046600000, -74.00046013491800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/572104d8ac801.jpg Thu, 28 Apr 2016 14:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Birding: Ridgewood Reservoir]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/14/birding-ridgewood-reservoir http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/14/birding-ridgewood-reservoir Date: May 14, 2016

Our Urban Park Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in the urban jungle. To enhance your experience, we encourage you to bring binoculars and field guides, or ask a Ranger to borrow a pair.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Vermont Place Parking Lot (in Highland Park)

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Q020 Highland Park 2016-05-14 2016-05-14 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.68619918823200000, -73.88980102539100000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f9b06688029.jpg Tue, 05 Apr 2016 18:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Butterfly Exploration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/14/butterfly-exploration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/14/butterfly-exploration Date: May 14, 2016

Our Urban Park Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in the urban jungle. To enhance your experience we encourage you to bring binoculars and field guides, or ask a Ranger to borrow a pair.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Blue Heron Nature Center (in Blue Heron Park)

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R119 Blue Heron Park 2016-05-14 2016-05-14 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.53085327148437500, -74.17777252197266000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f9b1052f801.JPG Mon, 28 Mar 2016 19:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: The Ramble]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/14/central-park-tour-the-ramble http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/14/central-park-tour-the-ramble Date: May 14, 2016

Coined the 'wild garden' by designer Frederick Law Olmsted, the Ramble offers visitors a tranquil spot to meander along winding paths and discover hidden forest gardens. This truly is a place for the urban explorer to escape the city and get lost in nature.

Join us for a tour of this serene 36-acre woodland, led by Central Park Conservancy guides. Highlights of this tour include: the Lake, Bow Bridge, Ramble Arch, Oak Bridge, the Gill, and Azalea Pond.

The tour route involves hills, stairs, wood-chipped trails, and uneven terrain. The tour starts at Belvedere Castle (mid-Park at 79th Street) ends at Oak Bridge (West Side of the Ramble between 77th and 78th Streets).

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review Central Park Conservancy's policies carefully. Groups of seven or more must schedule a custom tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org.For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Belvedere Castle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-05-14 2016-05-14 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.77930068969726600, -73.96910095214844000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570802204361b.JPG Tue, 12 Apr 2016 13:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Butterfly Project NYC Native Plant Share]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/14/butterfly-project-nyc-native-plant-share http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/14/butterfly-project-nyc-native-plant-share Date: May 14, 2016

Join Butterfly Project NYC, Grow to Learn, and The New York Botanical Garden/Bronx Green Up Program to learn more about the connections between native plants and pollinators and how to encourage them in urban landscapes.

This year’s workshop is once again part of NYC Wildflower Week. Plants will be available for pickup, to be used in schoolyards, community gardens, and other public spaces while supplies last.

Pre-registration is required. To register, fill out the online form at butterflyprojectnyc.org by 5:00 p.m. on May 9.

Many thanks to our partners at City Parks Foundation and NYC Wildflower Week.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 817-8026

Location: Grove Hill Learning Garden

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2016-05-14 2016-05-14 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.81969833374023400, -73.90930175781250000 Tue, 05 Apr 2016 17:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[GreenThumb Workshop: Event Planning For Volunteer Work Days]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/14/greenthumb-workshop-event-planning-for-volunteer-work-days http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/14/greenthumb-workshop-event-planning-for-volunteer-work-days Date: May 14, 2016

Do you want to learn how to plan an event that will also improve your community garden space? Come out and join us at El Flamboyan for an event planning workshop, fruit tree pruning, volunteer work day, and a cookout to celebrate at the end of the day.

Please RSVP here.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 602-5300

Location: El Flamboyan Community Garden

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2016-05-14 2016-05-14 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.81359863281250000, -73.90589904785156000 Tue, 05 Apr 2016 17:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Learn to Ride: Kids]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/14/leanr-to-ride-kids http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/14/leanr-to-ride-kids Date: May 14, 2016

Learn to Ride—kids is a free class for adults and mature teens who are ready to ride. It doesn't matter how old you are, we’ll get you rolling in no time. With our safe, easy, effective method, Learn to Ride students learn how to balance, pedal, start, stop, and steer a bike, as well as adjust a helmet for proper fit. Most kids learn to ride in one session, but even if they don’t, they can join us for another free class!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 393-7370

Location: Juniper Boulevard South and 80th Street (in Juniper Valley Park)

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Q102 Juniper Valley Park 2016-05-14 2016-05-14 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.71979904174805000, -73.87529754638672000 Wed, 06 Apr 2016 13:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Conservatory Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/14/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/14/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden Date: May 14, 2016

From a magnificent iron gate made in 1894 to a sculptural tribute to The Secret Garden, Central Park Conservancy staff takes you on a guided stroll amid thousands of trees, shrubs, perennials, and annuals that bloom throughout the year. Learn about Conservatory Garden's history, design, and botanical specimens, from the professionals who care for it. This tour is bound to give visitors a new appreciation for this special space in Central Park. Route involves a few stairs.

The last Saturday of the month tour is free with registration.

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

Location: Vanderbilt Gate (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-05-14 2016-05-14 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.79349899291992000, -73.95189666748047000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56fbdce88695e.jpg Mon, 11 Apr 2016 17:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Pitch, Hit & Run at Chelsea Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/14/pitch-hit-run-at-chelsea-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/14/pitch-hit-run-at-chelsea-park Date: May 14, 2016

Join NYC Parks for a skills competition that features pitching, hitting and running for boys and girls ages 7 - 14 years.

Register for FREE online at http://phrchelsea.eventbrite.com

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 408-0243

Location: Chelsea Park

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M011 Chelsea Park 2016-05-14 2016-05-14 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.74990081787109400, -74.00060272216797000 Thu, 28 Apr 2016 18:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Girls Season Opener Jam]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/14/summer-on-the-hudson-girls-season-opener-jam http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/14/summer-on-the-hudson-girls-season-opener-jam Date: May 14, 2016

Girls Riders Organization helps Summer on the Hudson celebrate the seasonal opening of Riverside Skate Park at 108th Street with an open skate, girls all-level learn to ride, board decorating, and a game of S.K.A.T.E.

Bring your board and full gear (helmet, elbow and knee pads for over 18 /wrist guards for under 18)..

Other Girls Riders Organization and Summer on the Hudson girls meet-up and skate dates: Sunday, July 17, Saturday, August 13, and Sunday, September 18, at 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Skate Park at 108th (in Riverside Park)

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M072 Riverside Park 2016-05-14 2016-05-14 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.80350112915039000, -73.96980285644531000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f571a65f121.JPG Wed, 06 Apr 2016 13:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Cherry Blossom Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/14/cherry-blossom-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/14/cherry-blossom-festival Date: May 14, 2016

Each spring Randall's Island Park Alliance’s annual Cherry Blossom Festival ushers in the warmer months, and gives visitors the opportunity to appreciate the park’s spring beauty.

Set along the backdrop of the Hell Gate Bridge and the Urban Farm, the festival welcomes the park’s cherry blossoms with live music, performances, games, exhibitions, face painting and more, inspired by Japanese culture.

This year, in conjunction with the Cherry Blossom Festival, Randall's Island Park Alliance will host its annual FLOW Grand Opening, which features five new site-specific installations by artists, in partnership with the Bronx Museum’s Artist in the Marketplace program (AIM).

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Field 62 - 63 (in Randall's Island Park)

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2016-05-14 2016-05-14 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.78335503947300000, -73.92465233802800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56e08bed2d5e6.JPG Wed, 13 Apr 2016 13:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Playwriting for Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/14/playwriting-for-adults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/14/playwriting-for-adults Date: May 14, 2016

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2016-05-14 2016-05-14 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Wed, 30 Dec 2015 12:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Nature Exploration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/14/nature-exploration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/14/nature-exploration Date: May 14, 2016

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

  • Nature Play, 10–11 am: Join Alliance naturalists and learn to appreciate the beauty of nature and develop self-reliance, creativity and problem-solving skills through different outdoor play-based activities.
  • Discovery Pack, 10 am–12 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.
  • Blooming Naturalists,12–1 pm: So you think you are a Naturalist? Find out at the Audubon Center by learning how to identify birds and use binoculars and field guides.
  • Introduction to Bird Watching, Saturdays, 12–1 pm: Look! Up in the sky, it’s a bird! But what kind of bird is it? Join the Prospect Park Alliance to learn about the magnificent array of birds that call Prospect Park home. Led by the Brooklyn Bird Club.

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 2016-05-14 2016-05-14 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.66070175170898400, -73.96540069580078000 Wed, 16 Mar 2016 15:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Introduction to Bird Watching]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/14/introduction-to-bird-watching http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/14/introduction-to-bird-watching Date: May 14, 2016

Look! Up in the sky, it’s a bird! But what kind of bird is it? Take a tour and learn about the magnificent array of birds that call Prospect Park home.

Led by the Brooklyn Bird Club.

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 2016-05-14 2016-05-14 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.66070175170898400, -73.96540069580078000 Fri, 26 Feb 2016 13:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Ed Center Open Hours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/14/ed-center-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/14/ed-center-open-hours Date: May 14, 2016

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

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

Photo by Alexa Hoyer

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Environmental Education Center (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-05-14 2016-05-14 1:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.70428673171300000, -73.98938399553300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56b39ce479a04.jpg Thu, 04 Feb 2016 15:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Play Dates!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/14/play-dates http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/14/play-dates Date: May 14, 2016

Enjoy monthly outdoor parties featuring children’s entertainers, arts and crafts, and neighborhood fun!

Schedule:

May 14
Kate Callahan / Kids Circlesongs! Singer-songwriter Kate Callahan leads Circlesongs, as taught by Bobby McFerrin. Join the circle and let Kate help you improvise, sing high, low, and in-between, make beats, take mini-solos, have fun, and let your imagination take center stage!

June 11
Mil’s Trills invites families to celebrate the community through interactive performances that feature original tunes and a rotating cast of musical guests.

July 9
PopFit Kids Get ready for a fun-plus-fitness event that introduces exercise and conditioning in a cool, fast-paced way. Kids will engage in high-energy circuit activities, dynamic drills, good for you games, and more while learning the benefit of the PopFit Five: cardio, strength, flexibility, endurance, and balance. Guaranteed to keep everyone on their feet!

August 13
April Armstrong Come join award-winning storyteller April Armstrong (2015 Bronx BRIO Award) for an afternoon of playful stories and songs from around the world.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

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

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M376 West Harlem Piers 2016-05-14 2016-05-14 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.81883621215820000, -73.96091461181640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f5724881a3e.JPG Wed, 06 Apr 2016 13:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[FLUX Public Art Projects: Flux Art Fair Performances]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/14/flux-public-art-projects-flux-art-fair-performances http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/14/flux-public-art-projects-flux-art-fair-performances Date: May 14, 2016

FLUX Public Art Projects, a FLUX Art Fair initiative, features over 40 public art installations for its second annual show. The fair will take place from May 3 through May 31, in several locations throughout Harlem’s parks and boulevards. The only contemporary art fair mounted in the neighborhood, FLUX embodies Harlem’s creative spirit and cultural significance by bringing together original works, from large sculptural works and sound pieces to performance art and thought-provoking installations in rocks, fences, and light-poles, by over 40 innovative artists.

In Marcus Garvey Park, Jose Rodriguez will perform Pennies From Heaven, an improvised live performance and symbolic offering of a penny mosaic. Aya Rodriguez-Izumi will also perform Temple, a one-on-one intervention based on divination practices from various cultures.

FLUX Public Art Projects is presented in collaboration with Marcus Garvey Park Alliance, NYC Parks, and New York City Department of Transportation Art Program.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Madison Avenue and East 122nd Street (in Marcus Garvey Park)

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M058 Marcus Garvey Park 2016-05-14 2016-05-14 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.80389022827100000, -73.94222259521500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/571117aac822d.jpg Wed, 20 Apr 2016 13:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Taikoza Concert in the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/14/arts-culture-fun-taikoza-concert-in-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/14/arts-culture-fun-taikoza-concert-in-the-park Date: May 14, 2016

Join NYC Parks for a special concert featuring Taikoza. Taikoza has created a new sound using the thunderous rhythms of the ancestral Taiko drums and the magical sounds of the bamboo flutes. Roughly translated, Taiko means big drums, and that’s exactly what Taikoza brings—big drums, powerful rhythms, and electrifying, room-thumping energy. This exciting group draws from Japan’s rich tradition of music and performance to create a highly visual performance.

About Taikoza
Taikoza was formed in New York City by members of Ondekoza (the group that started the renaissance of Taiko in Japan in the 60s and introduced Taiko to the world). The members of Taikoza have performed on stages and parks around the world.

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-5558

Location: Faber Park Field House (in Faber Pool and Park)

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R008 Faber Pool and Park 2016-05-14 2016-05-14 1:30 pm 2:30 pm 40.64023590087890600, -74.13526916503906000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56be104f0b8b4.jpg Tue, 29 Mar 2016 18:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun; Wildlife of New York]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/14/arts-culture-fun-wildlife-of-new-york http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/14/arts-culture-fun-wildlife-of-new-york Date: May 14, 2016

Join Illustrator Giada Crispiels for a unique coloring project celebrating her new book Wildlife of New York, which captures the diverse beauty of the city's treasured neighborhoods and landmarks, alongside the animals that call this city home.

Giada Crispiels is a Brooklyn-based artist whose work includes drawing, photography, and installations. Trained at the LABA Academy of Art (Brescia, Italy), she has won various residencies and fellowships for her work concerning nature in the urban environment.

Rain or shine! In case of rain, the event will be hosted indoors at the Salt Marsh Nature Center.

Please RSVP to reserve your spot.

In partnerships with Abbeville Press Publishers.

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Avenue U and East 33rd Street (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2016-05-14 2016-05-14 1:30 pm 3:00 pm 40.60469818115234400, -73.93029785156250000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f55f3085765.jpg Fri, 08 Apr 2016 15:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Goalball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/14/goalball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/14/goalball Date: May 14, 2016

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

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

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

Start time: 1:45 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-3319

Location: Chelsea Recreation Center

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M260 Chelsea Recreation Center 2016-05-14 2016-05-14 1:45 pm 4:00 pm 40.74829864501953000, -74.00219726562500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56bb8530e2b9a.jpg Thu, 11 Feb 2016 19:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Fleece Fun]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/14/fleece-fun http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/14/fleece-fun Date: May 14, 2016

Come to Lefferts Historic House and see how wool was used on a Flatbush farm. You can brush the wool with carding paddles, spin yarn using a drop spindle, and even make a felt ball to take home with you.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2016-05-14 2016-05-14 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.66429901123047000, -73.96389770507812000 Tue, 22 Mar 2016 11:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Paper Arts & Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/14/paper-arts-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/14/paper-arts-crafts Date: May 14, 2016

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2016-05-14 2016-05-14 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Wed, 30 Dec 2015 17:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Le Petit Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/14/le-petit-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/14/le-petit-art Date: May 14, 2016

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2016-05-14 2016-05-14 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Mon, 31 Aug 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[FLOW.16 Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/14/flow16-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/14/flow16-tour Date: May 14, 2016

FLOW is an annual art exhibition at the park's southern end. Randall's Island Park Alliance’s goal is to foster appreciation of the shoreline through artistic expression, while calling visitors to interact with and care for the osland’s environment.

Each year, FLOW features site-specific projects by participants in the Bronx Museum’s Artists in the Marketplace (AIM) program for emerging artists. Come meet the artists and hear more about their inspirations and challenges in creating these unique pieces of outdoor public art.

Artists:

Football – Michael Shultis
Monument to a Missing Island – Tim Clifford
Hell Gate Cairns – Samantha Holmes
Spartan Follies – Denise Treizman
Untitled – Tracie Hervy

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Touchdown of the 103rd Street Footbridge (in Randall's Island Park)

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2016-05-14 2016-05-14 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.78490066528320000, -73.93579864501953000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56e6e5ce3a59d.jpg Tue, 29 Mar 2016 18:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Hallett Nature Sanctuary and the Pond]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/14/central-park-tour-hallett-nature-sanctuary-and-the-pond http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/14/central-park-tour-hallett-nature-sanctuary-and-the-pond Date: May 14, 2016

Hallett Nature Sanctuary is the smallest of the park's three woodland landscapes. Closed to the public in 1934, the Hallett Nature Sanctuary remained mostly untouched until 2001, when Central Park Conservancy took up a more comprehensive program of restoration and maintenance. Now, visitors can use the rustic trail to view native plantings that attract birds and other wildlife. Join our guides for this exclusive tour of the Hallett Nature Sanctuary, open to visitors only on Central Park Conservancy guided tours and during limited open hours.

The tour route involves wood-chipped trails and some hills. The tour starts and ends in front of the José Martí statue (Central Park South at Sixth Avenue)

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

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

Location: Sixth Avenue and Central Park South (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-05-14 2016-05-14 2:00 pm 3:15 pm 40.76570129394531000, -73.97609710693360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5708052c197fc.JPG Tue, 12 Apr 2016 13:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[19th Century Field Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/14/19th-century-field-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/14/19th-century-field-day Date: May 14, 2016

Come celebrate the dawn of summer by enjoying a little historic-friendly competition!

Enjoy the grounds as you play period-appropriate games as Mary Morris and Eliza Jumel would have done. Light refreshments for the whole family will be served. The day will also feature a badminton tournament for those who feel so inclined. 19th-century attire is welcomed!

For more information, please email publicprograms@morrisjumel.org.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 923-8008

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

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M073 Roger Morris Park 2016-05-14 2016-05-14 2:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.83449935913086000, -73.93849945068360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570bd6120015b.jpg Tue, 12 Apr 2016 11:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Meet the Artist: Tai Hwa Goh]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/14/gallery-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/14/gallery-tour Date: May 14, 2016

Join us at this artist talk in the Sunroom Project Space. Tai Hwa Goh discusses her installation, created with delicately layered, printed and cut paper. In the project, she explores the controlled natural environment of greenhouses, contemplating the intersection of the organic and the human-made realms.

This event is free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Glyndor Gallery (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2016-05-14 2016-05-14 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.89886474609375000, -73.91186523437500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570d3c7f9aa61.jpg Mon, 18 Apr 2016 19:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Leading the Way: Six Outstanding Women of Queens]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/14/leading-the-way-six-outstanding-women-of-queens http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/14/leading-the-way-six-outstanding-women-of-queens Date: May 14, 2016

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

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 939-0647

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

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Q022 Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech 2016-05-14 2016-05-14 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.76369857788086000, -73.82399749755860000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5591a2b96e22b.jpg Mon, 29 Feb 2016 18:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Storefront Science: Who Knows What Owls Eat?]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/14/storefront-science-who-knows-what-owls-eat http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/14/storefront-science-who-knows-what-owls-eat Date: May 14, 2016

Did you know that Northern Manhattan is called home by the great-horned owl? Eastern screech owls also next in the vicinity. Want to learn more about food chains and food webs and how owls survive in the parks? Join Dr. A for a dissection of owl pellets and see what you discover.

This program is made possible through the generous funding of Coucilmember Ydanis Rodriguez.

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

Photo by D. Bruce Yolton

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Anne Loftus Playground (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2016-05-14 2016-05-14 3:00 pm 4:30 pm 40.86520004272461000, -73.92880249023438000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/571f91a8ad1d5.jpg Tue, 26 Apr 2016 19:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Dyckman Farmhouse Benefit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/14/dyckman-farmhouse-benefit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/14/dyckman-farmhouse-benefit Date: May 14, 2016

Please join the Dyckman Farmhouse Museum Alliance and our host committee for an evening of food, drink and history celebrating the community of Inwood. All funds raised will support free and low-cost programming and events.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 304-9422

Location: Dyckman Farmhouse Museum (in Dyckman House Museum)

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M026 Dyckman House Museum 2016-05-14 2016-05-14 4:00 pm 7:30 pm 40.86750030517578000, -73.92289733886719000 Thu, 28 Apr 2016 13:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Inside Out]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/14/movies-under-the-stars-inside-out http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/14/movies-under-the-stars-inside-out Date: May 14, 2016

Join NYC Parks and the New York City Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment for a free film! This movie is held indoors.

Emotions run wild in the mind of a little girl who is uprooted from her peaceful life in the Midwest and forced to move to San Francisco in this Pixar adventure from director Pete Docter (Up, Monsters Inc.). Rated PG

Know Before You Go:

You should come before 7:00 p.m. to get your spot. Feel free to bring a blanket to sit on, although there will be a limited supply of chairs available. Bottled waters are OK, but no glass. Reservations are not taken, so space is available on a first come first served basis. All are welcome!

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-490-1825

Location: Lawn area behind the track and field area (in Pelham Bay Park)

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2016-05-14 2016-05-14 7:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.84830093383800000, -73.82260131835900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5727aa149a771.jpg Mon, 02 May 2016 18:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/15/summer-on-the-hudson-tai-chi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/15/summer-on-the-hudson-tai-chi Date: May 15, 2016

Summer on the Hudson will get your chi flowing each week when you join Silvana Pizzuti at the Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument Plaza to learn and practice Tai Chi, a slow moving martial art with health benefits for all fitness levels.

Wear comfortable clothes and sunscreen.

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 2016-05-15 2016-05-15 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.79199981689500000, -73.97899627685500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f5701bd1f8c.JPG Tue, 05 Apr 2016 16:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[New York Junior League’s Playground Improvement Project Day in Marcus Garvey Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/15/new-york-junior-leagues-playground-improvement-project-day-in-marcus-garvey-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/15/new-york-junior-leagues-playground-improvement-project-day-in-marcus-garvey-park Date: May 15, 2016

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 Marcus Garvey Park.

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 gardening, landscaping, painting, and completing other tasks to help spruce up this well-loved park. 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. Volunteers must be at least 13 years old. Volunteers ages 13 - 18 will require a parental consent form.

About the New York Junior League Playground Improvement Project
For 25 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 cleanup days include landscaping and repairing the parks. We work with over 700 volunteers each 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: (212) 288-6220

Location: Marcus Garvey Park

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M058 Marcus Garvey Park 2016-05-15 2016-05-15 8:30 am 4:00 pm 40.80450820922851600, -73.94366455078125000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5705487f01a7e.jpg Wed, 06 Apr 2016 14:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Conference House Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/15/nyrr-open-run-conference-house-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/15/nyrr-open-run-conference-house-park Date: May 15, 2016

Open Run is a new community-based initiative that empowers local volunteers to bring free weekly runs to local neighborhood parks all over NYC. All runs are directed by volunteers and are free to all participants. The finish line is open until the last person is done. The courses vary based on the park, but the courses are between 2.5 and 3 miles.

Participants are encouraged to arrive 15 minutes before the start of the run and to leave their valuables at home—bag check is not provided. No need to do anything before the run, just show up. Open to all ages, experience levels, walkers, strollers, and dogs—all are welcome!

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2016-05-15 2016-05-15 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.50255203247070000, -74.25181579589844000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5719037d6e027.png Thu, 28 Apr 2016 17:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Marine Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/15/nyrr-open-run-marine-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/15/nyrr-open-run-marine-park Date: May 15, 2016

Open Run is a new community-based initiative that empowers local volunteers to bring free weekly runs to local neighborhood parks all over NYC. All runs are directed by volunteers and are free to all participants. The finish line is open until the last person is done. The courses vary based on the park, but the courses are between 2.5 and 3 miles long.

Participants are encouraged to arrive 15 minutes before the start of the run and to leave their valuables at home—bag check is not provided. No need to do anything before the run, just show up. Open to all ages, experience levels, walkers, strollers, and dogs—all are welcome!

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Carmine Carro Community Center (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2016-05-15 2016-05-15 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.60810089111300000, -73.93769836425800000 Thu, 28 Apr 2016 17:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Cunningham Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/15/nyrr-open-run-cunningham-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/15/nyrr-open-run-cunningham-park Date: May 15, 2016

Open Run is a new community-based initiative that empowers local volunteers to bring free weekly runs to local neighborhood parks all over NYC. All runs are directed by volunteers and are free to all participants. The finish line is open until the last person is done. The courses vary based on the park, but they are between 2.5 and 3 miles long.

Participants are encouraged to arrive 15 minutes before the start of the run and to leave their valuables at home—bag check is not provided. No need to do anything before the run, just show up. Open to all ages, experience levels, walkers, strollers, and dogs—all are welcome!

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Main Park House (in Cunningham Park)

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Q021 Cunningham Park 2016-05-15 2016-05-15 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.72980117797851600, -73.77359771728516000 Thu, 28 Apr 2016 17:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Yoga at Wave Hill]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/15/yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/15/yoga Date: May 15, 2016

Reduce stress, increase your energy and bring strength and flexibility to mind, body and spirit with a yoga practice that makes use of props, including blocks and straps. Classes are led by Yoga for Bliss director Neem Dewji. All levels welcome. Please arrive on time: late-comers will not be admitted once the class begins. Sessions take place outdoors, weather permitting.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:15 am

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Ecology Building (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2016-05-15 2016-05-15 10:00 am 11:15 am 40.89788818359375000, -73.91107940673828000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570d38e9776da.jpg Wed, 13 Apr 2016 18:00:02 EDT