NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2015 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://www.nycgovparks.org/sub_things_to_do/upcoming_events/events_search.php NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Sat, 30 May 2015 18:56:25 GMT NYC Parks News 25 25 http://www.nycgovparks.org/sub_things_to_do/upcoming_events/events_search.php http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/parks_leaf_thumb.gif <![CDATA[Tartan Week Pipe and Drums]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/11/tartan-week-pipe-and-drums http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/11/tartan-week-pipe-and-drums Date: April 11, 2015

The American Scottish Foundation brings a bit of Scotland to the park with a series of musical and cultural performances to celebrate Tartan Week. Bring your kilts and swing on by!

Performances by:

  • Lanark & District Pipe Band, Scotland
  • Pipes and Drums of the Atlantic Watch
  • Bonnie Brae Knights
  • Shamrock & Thistle Pipes & Drums of Ocean County

For more information on the American Scottish Foundation, please visit www.americanscottishfoundation.com.

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-04-11 2015-04-11 11:30 am 1:00 pm 40.7541, -73.9845 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551478f7e993a.jpg Fri, 27 Mar 2015 18:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Spring Break at Prospect Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/11/spring-break http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/11/spring-break Date: April 11, 2015

Join the Prospect Park Alliance during Spring Break for family-friendly activities at the Prospect Park Audubon Center, Lefferts Historic House and the Carousel.

Nature Exploration
Prospect Park Audubon Center, Free

  • Blooming Naturalist, 1 pm
    So you think you are a naturalist? Join Alliance educators to make your own nature journal, learning how to use binoculars and field guides.
  • Nature on the Go! 3 pm
    An Alliance naturalist will lead children and families to areas near the Audubon Center, where you can learn about the nature that is all around us and participate in a citizen science project.
  • Animal Encounter, 4 pm
    Curious as to how “Snappy” the turtle got her name? Want to watch the snake gobble up a mouse? Join Alliance naturalists to meet the animals in the Audubon Center’s collection. Learn what it takes to care for these amazing creatures and assist in an actual feeding.

Spring Sprouts, 2–4 pm
Lefferts Historic House, $3 suggested donation

It's time for spring planting! Join the Alliance at Lefferts Historic House where you can make a small pot out of newspaper, fill it with soil and plant an herb seed to take home.

Carousel Rides, 12-5 pm
Children’s Corner, $2 per ride, $9 for a book of 5 tickets, free with Alliance Family Plus membership

Celebrate the start of spring with a first ride of the year on the Park’s beloved 1912 carousel. Join the Alliance at the $125 level and your family (up to 4 people) will receive unlimited rides on the Carousel for a full year!

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Audubon Center at the Boathouse (in Prospect Park),Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park),The Carousel (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-04-11 2015-04-11 12:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654; 40.6643, -73.9639; 40.6637, -73.9642 Fri, 06 Mar 2015 17:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Spring Kick-off: Gardening in Sherman Creek]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/11/spring-kickoff-gardening-in-sherman-creek http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/11/spring-kickoff-gardening-in-sherman-creek Date: April 11, 2015

Kick off the spring season in Sherman Creek Park with various gardening projects. In addition to weeding and cutting back perennials you will learn about native meadow plants and how New York Restoration Project's approach to meadow maintenance creates habitat and food sources for many of the birds, mammals, and insects that call Sherman Creek home.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Sherman Creek Park (in Sherman Creek)

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M300 Sherman Creek 2015-04-11 2015-04-11 12:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.8611, -73.918 Fri, 03 Apr 2015 16:00:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: The Art of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/11/central-park-tour-the-art-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/11/central-park-tour-the-art-of-the-park Date: April 11, 2015

Central Park has long been revered as a masterpiece of landscape architecture. Discover the park's most artfully designed pastoral landscapes and romantic vistas on this tour.

The tour route involves hills and stairs. Tour starts at the Dairy Visitor Center (mid-Park at 65th Street), and ends at Belvedere Castle (mid-Park at 79th Street)

Space is limited; advance ticket purchase recommended. Please arrive at the meeting location 15 minutes before the start of the tour to allow time for check-in. Out of consideration for other guests we cannot accommodate those arriving after the start time.

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2015-04-11 2015-04-11 12:00 pm 1:30 pm 40.7691, -73.9741 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54f4d78241ec1.jpg Thu, 05 Mar 2015 14:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Dunes, Drawing and Dendrology: Beach Walk and Talk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/11/dunes-drawing-and-dendrology-beach-walk-and-talk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/11/dunes-drawing-and-dendrology-beach-walk-and-talk Date: April 11, 2015

Take a guided walk along a section of Conference House Park's nearly two-mile shoreline and learn why Conference House Park's wetlands and natural dunes are so important in protecting our coastal neighborhoods.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2015-04-11 2015-04-11 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.5026, -74.2518 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551ef0c3bba8d.jpg Fri, 03 Apr 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Master Story Tellers Opening Reception]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/11/master-story-tellers-opening-reception http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/11/master-story-tellers-opening-reception Date: April 11, 2015

Celebrate the opening of Master Story Tellers exhibition; in which 19 children's book artists created illustrations of classic tales from Hans Christian Andersen, the Brothers Grimm, Edgar Allan Poe and other master story tellers. This exhibition is for children age three through teens.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-04-11 2015-04-11 12:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5513062cdbff3.jpg Wed, 25 Mar 2015 17:00:15 EDT
<![CDATA[Bones of an Old Dutch House Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/11/bones-of-an-old-dutch-house-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/11/bones-of-an-old-dutch-house-tour Date: April 11, 2015

Examine the white oak timbers (the bones) of Lefferts Historic House and the many layers that were added, subtracted and changed over the past 230 years with the Prospect Park Alliance. Climb the staircase for a view of the attic's smokehouse and descend into the cellar for a look at the foundation. For adults and teenagers; only 10 people per tour.

Reservations required, contact (718) 789-2822 x304.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-04-11 2015-04-11 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.6643, -73.9639 Thu, 19 Feb 2015 19:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Introduction to Bird Watching]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/11/introduction-to-bird-watching http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/11/introduction-to-bird-watching Date: April 11, 2015

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: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-04-11 2015-04-11 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 Wed, 18 Mar 2015 13:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Citizenship Classes for Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/11/citizenship-classes-for-adults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/11/citizenship-classes-for-adults Date: April 11, 2015

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

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-04-11 2015-04-11 12:30 pm 1:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 19:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Chirps and Tweets Family Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/11/chirps-and-tweets-family-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/11/chirps-and-tweets-family-walk Date: April 11, 2015

Can you mimic a bird call? Discover a range of birds that fly through Wave Hill, on a walk with naturalist and educator Gabriel Willow on a walk through the gardens and woodlands.

Ages six and older welcome with an adult. Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-04-11 2015-04-11 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.8987, -73.9125 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5522c3eb0ab2f.jpg Mon, 06 Apr 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[GreenThumb Workshop: Square Foot Gardening 101-Companion Planting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/11/greenthumb-workshop-square-foot-gardening-101companion-planting http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/11/greenthumb-workshop-square-foot-gardening-101companion-planting Date: April 11, 2015

Square Foot Gardening is a simple and practical method for planting to maximize your growing space by breaking it down into square foot sections. Learning this method will allow you to strategize in your garden planning and think about space in different ways, for a bountiful and diverse harvest. This growing method is great for young ones and participants are encouraged to bring them along to join in the fun.

Gardens registered with GreenThumb and school gardens registered with Grow to Learn will be able to request lumber at this event. Requests will be delivered in the Fall on a first come, first served basis.

Please register here.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 788-8070

Location: Franklin Memorial Garden

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2015-04-11 2015-04-11 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.8263, -73.9053 Wed, 08 Apr 2015 16:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Historic New York: Old Croton Aqueduct]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/11/historic-new-york-old-croton-aqueduct http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/11/historic-new-york-old-croton-aqueduct Date: April 11, 2015

Urban Park Rangers specialize in interpretation of historic turning points, both natural and man-made, in our city's long history.

This historic walking tour along the original site will discuss the history of the old Croton Aqueduct system and its role in shaping New York City's past. Water is life! During New York's development and rapid growth clean water was paramount to the success of our great metropolis. The Croton Aqueduct brought the precious water we needed to combat the cholera epidemic of the 1880s and fuel New York's development as the greatest city on the planet.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 548-0912

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2015-04-11 2015-04-11 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.9044, -73.8964 Wed, 06 May 2015 12:01:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Kite Making Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/11/kite-making-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/11/kite-making-workshop Date: April 11, 2015

Free, space is limited please register here.

Families work together to make rotating box kites. We'll use dowels and 3D-printed parts to attach pieces together to make the basic box kite forms. Then, we will glue recycled plastic and fabric, and paint them to make your own custom kites!

Class goals: Learn about flight dynamics and how to build a box kite. Also, learn about Freshkills Park and how it is being transformed from a landfill to NYC's largest park.

Prerequisites: Students must be at least 6 years old. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Adults do not have to be accompanied by children. No experience necessary.

Materials: All materials are supplied.

About Freshkills Park: At 2,200 acres, Freshkills Park will be almost three times the size of Central Park and the largest park developed in New York City in over 100 years. The transformation of what was formerly the world’s largest landfill into a productive and beautiful cultural destination will make the park a symbol of renewal and an expression of how our society can restore balance to its landscape. In addition to providing a wide range of recreational opportunities, including many uncommon in the city, the park’s design, ecological restoration, and cultural and educational programming will emphasize environmental sustainability and a renewed public concern for our human impact on the earth.

Please register here.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 788-8277

Location: Staten Island Makerspace

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2015-04-11 2015-04-11 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6262, -74.0745 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551c0bf23d060.jpg Wed, 01 Apr 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[A Talk with Literary Historian Michael Patrick Hearn]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/11/a-talk-with-michael-patrick-hearnliterary-historian http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/11/a-talk-with-michael-patrick-hearnliterary-historian Date: April 11, 2015

Michael Patrick Hearn has remained one of the most respected contemporary writers about children’s literature since the publication of The Annotated Wizard of Oz right after college. His many other books include The Annotated Christmas Carol, The Annotated Huckleberry Finn, The Victorian Fairy Tale Book; Myth, Magic and Mystery; and picture book, The Porcelain Cat, illustrated by Leo and Diane Dillon. He has curated numerous exhibitions including the recent Tomi Ungerer show at The Eric Carle Museum. He has lectured on children’s books and their illustration all over the United States and Europe. He is often interviewed by the media and most recently by BBC4 and TCM. His latest book is The Annotated Edgar Allan Poe, available soon.

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 2015-04-11 2015-04-11 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 25 Mar 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Winter Workspace Open Studios]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/11/winter-workspace-open-studios http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/11/winter-workspace-open-studios Date: April 11, 2015

For the sixth winter, Glyndor Gallery is transformed into studio spaces for artists to develop new work and offer opportunities for public interaction in the context of the garden. Individual artists share their studio practice with the public on this open studio day. Artists include Julian Chams (a Wave Hill 2015 Van Lier Visual Artist Fellow), Beatrice Glow (also a Wave Hill 2015 Van Lier Visual Artist Fellow), Musa Hixson, Elizabeth Hoy, Sara Jiminez and Amy Lincoln. Registration not required for this drop-in event. Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Glyndor Gallery (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-04-11 2015-04-11 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.8989, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5522c46345f75.jpg Mon, 06 Apr 2015 17:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Track and Field Workshop for People with Disabilities]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/11/track-and-field-workshop-for-people-with-disabilities http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/11/track-and-field-workshop-for-people-with-disabilities Date: April 11, 2015

Try a push rim chair or hand cycle! Learn how to play boccia or learn how to throw the shot put and discus. Learn how blind runners run with a tether. Meet members of NYC Parks' Paralympic Sports Club. Meet Bill "Backward Bill" Reilly, a top marathon runner with Cerebral Palsy, and other members of the Achilles Track Club.

All ages and abilities are welcome! This event is free and open to the public.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Chelsea Field (in Chelsea Park)

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M011 Chelsea Park 2015-04-11 2015-04-11 1:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.7502, -74.0016 Wed, 08 Apr 2015 11:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Junior Volunteer Corps]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/11/junior-volunteer-corps http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/11/junior-volunteer-corps Date: April 11, 2015

Join the Prospect Park Alliance for a day of fun as they gear up for spring cleaning.

Families and elementary-school-aged groups are invited to help rake leaves. Learn the value of service and meet other families on this day of giving back. There will be refreshments.

Please pre-register online.

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: 9th Street Entrance (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-04-11 2015-04-11 1:30 pm 3:30 pm 40.6643, -73.9768 Thu, 05 Mar 2015 18:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Live Bird Demonstrations]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/11/live-bird-demonstrations http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/11/live-bird-demonstrations Date: April 11, 2015

Volunteers for Wildlife return to Wave Hill to share live birds such as the eastern screech owl, American kestrel, red-tailed hawk, mallard duck, dove and barred owl. Between programs, get a close-up look at skulls, feathers and other bird-related artifacts. Ages eight and older welcome with an adult. Free, and admission to the grounds is free until noon.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-549-3200

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-04-11 2015-04-11 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.8987, -73.9125 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5522c3b5c5e84.jpg Mon, 06 Apr 2015 17:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[NYC Anti-Street Harassment Rally]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/11/nyc-antistreet-harassment-rally http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/11/nyc-antistreet-harassment-rally Date: April 11, 2015

Want to stand up against harassment in your community? Join the annual NYC Anti-Street Harassment Rally, as part of International Anti-Street Harassment Week.

The event will feature local activists and speakers and will include a series of workshops for folks to learn more and take action against street harassment. It'll also feature Hollaback!'s famous 12 foot inflatable #catagainstcatcalling, Hiss!

*An amplified sound permit has been issued for this event for two hours.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Garibaldi Plaza (in Washington Square Park)

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M098 Washington Square Park 2015-04-11 2015-04-11 2:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.7305, -73.997 Fri, 03 Apr 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Le Petit Zen Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/11/le-petit-zen-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/11/le-petit-zen-art Date: April 11, 2015

Through drawings, paintings and other techniques, adults will create miniature works (4"x6") or less of Zen art. The instructing artist will demonstrate how to create delicate works, using repeating strokes and patterns for a Zen experience.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-04-11 2015-04-11 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 25 Mar 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Spring Sprouts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/11/spring-sprouts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/11/spring-sprouts Date: April 11, 2015

It's time for spring planting! Join the Alliance at Lefferts Historic House, where you can make a small pot out of newspaper, fill it with soil and plant an herb seed to take home.

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 2015-04-11 2015-04-11 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6643, -73.9639 Mon, 06 Apr 2015 13:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Mid-Park Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/11/central-park-tour-midpark-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/11/central-park-tour-midpark-welcome-tour Date: April 11, 2015

Explore some of the park's best-known features, including the Lake and the Ramble, and then marvel at the view from Belvedere Castle, on this tour led by Central Park Conservancy guides.

The tour route involves many hills, stairs, and uneven terrain. Tour starts in front of the Alexander von Humboldt statue (77th Street and Central Park West), and ends at Belvedere Castle (mid-Park at 79th Street)

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

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: 2:00 pm

End time: 2:45 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Alexander von Humboldt statue (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-04-11 2015-04-11 2:00 pm 2:45 pm 40.7794, -73.9734 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54f4d377557ce.jpg Wed, 04 Mar 2015 17:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Union Square: Crossroads of New York Walking Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/11/union-square-crossroads-of-new-york-walking-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/11/union-square-crossroads-of-new-york-walking-tour Date: April 11, 2015

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 517-1826

Location: Abraham Lincoln Statue (in Union Square Park)

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M089 Union Square Park 2015-04-11 2015-04-11 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.7363, -73.9901 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54cfe899a5d4d.jpg Tue, 14 Apr 2015 16:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Owl Pellet Dissection]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/11/owl-pellet-dissection http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/11/owl-pellet-dissection Date: April 11, 2015

Owls are creatures who swallow their prey whole. Parts of the prey, such as bones, feathers and fur are bound up during digestion into a tight pellet, which the owl regurgitates. Drop-in for this exploratory workshop, and discover the origins of the owl’s diet.

Ages six and older welcome with an adult. Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-549-3200

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-04-11 2015-04-11 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.8987, -73.9125 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5522c3440e323.jpg Mon, 06 Apr 2015 17:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Paper Arts & Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/11/paper-arts-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/11/paper-arts-crafts Date: April 11, 2015

Participants of all ages have fun creating paper arts and crafts. Projects may include origami, kirigami, decoupage, and collage.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-04-11 2015-04-11 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Tue, 06 Jan 2015 13:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Remembering Yesterday: Queens and Its World's Fairs]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/11/remembering-yesterday-queens-and-its-worlds-fairs http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/11/remembering-yesterday-queens-and-its-worlds-fairs Date: April 11, 2015

Remembering is both a collective and a personal activity. In this exhibition, both are on display in relation to two World’s Fairs that took place in Flushing, Queens in 1939/40 and 1964/65. Within this exhibition, collective memory is represented by shared experiences of the Fairs and personal memory by the memorabilia drawn from the collections of people who attended and fondly recall the Fairs. While these Fairs were global in scope, their attendees were overwhelmingly local, many residing in Queens. All items on display in the exhibition have either been donated or loaned to the Queens Historical Society by those residents of Queens who attended the Fairs.

Open Tuesdays, Saturdays and Sundays, 2:30 – 4:30 pm. Through May 31, 2015.

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 2015-04-11 2015-04-11 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.7637, -73.824 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/539f45af106a7.jpg Fri, 17 Apr 2015 17:00:12 EDT
<![CDATA[Special Interactive Tour for Families: A Child’s View of Life in 19th Century New York]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/11/special-interactive-tour-for-families-a-childs-view-of-life-in-19th-century-new-york http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/11/special-interactive-tour-for-families-a-childs-view-of-life-in-19th-century-new-york Date: April 11, 2015

29 East Fourth Street was home not only to the eight Tredwell children, but also to two young granddaughters. Come tour the house and learn what life was like for children (and adults) in the 1850s, from schoolwork and chores to games and play. Could you carry a bucket of coal up steep stairs? Do you have a calling card? A top hat? What, no hoop skirt? How did you take a bath? And penmanship really, really mattered.

Best for children 8 to 12 years old. Reservations at merchantshouse.org/calendar.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 777-1089

Location: Merchant's House Museum

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M318 Merchant's House Museum 2015-04-11 2015-04-11 3:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7277, -73.9923 Wed, 06 May 2015 12:02:11 EDT
<![CDATA[Conference House Cinema: Key Largo]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/11/conference-house-cinema-film-noir-mildred-pierce http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/11/conference-house-cinema-film-noir-mildred-pierce Date: April 11, 2015

Conference House Park and the Conference House Association are pleased to announce the launch of the Conference House Cinema "Mid-month Matinee Film Noir" series. The monthly screenings of Hollywood's classic film noir, award-winning movies will run from February through June.

The screenings will take place in the historic Conference House lower meeting room/kitchen. All films will start at 4 p.m.

April's installment is the 1948 classic Key Largo, starring Edward G. Robinson and Humphery Bogart.

Suggested donation is $5.00, which includes popcorn, cookies, and refreshments.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

Location: Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2015-04-11 2015-04-11 4:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.502, -74.2514 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54f62163dd335.jpg Fri, 03 Apr 2015 16:00:15 EDT
<![CDATA[City Parks Foundation Run for the Parks (4M)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/12/city-parks-foundation-run-for-the-parks-4m http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/12/city-parks-foundation-run-for-the-parks-4m Date: April 12, 2015

Spring is in full flower at this popular event that supports City Parks Foundation. Your support allows City Parks Foundation to provide vital cultural, educational, and athletic opportunities for New Yorkers of all ages, and strengthen community connections to local parks and green spaces. They work in over 350 parks citywide, presenting a broad range of programs in an effort to promote healthy communities. Their philosophy is simple: thriving parks reflect vibrant communities.

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 9:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: West Drive at West 67th Street (in Central Park),East Drive near East 68th Street (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-04-12 2015-04-12 8:30 am 9:30 am 40.7724, -73.9767; 40.7705, -73.9709 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54f0983936c18.jpg Wed, 06 May 2015 12:00:30 EDT
<![CDATA[Art In the Garden: Paul Lin & Botanical Therapeutic Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/12/art-in-the-garden-paul-lin-botanical-therapeutic-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/12/art-in-the-garden-paul-lin-botanical-therapeutic-art Date: April 12, 2015

Blending fine art and traditional crafts, Lin explores natural materials, transforming them into stunning landscapes and portraits. Watch for news about an art workshop and closing reception in the Spring Calendar and on our website

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-04-12 2015-04-12 9:00 am 4:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Mon, 15 Dec 2014 18:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Spring Birding]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/12/spring-birding http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/12/spring-birding Date: April 12, 2015

Join expert naturalists on a walk through the grounds of Wave Hill and discover the birds passing through the skies during this early migration season. Ages 10 and older welcome with an adult. Birders of all levels welcome! Severe weather cancels. Registration recommended, online at www.wavehill.org or at the Perkins Visitor Center. (NYC Audubon Members enjoy two-for-one admission.) Free, and admission to the grounds is free until noon.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone: 718-549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-04-12 2015-04-12 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.8991, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5522bdc9b1758.jpg Mon, 06 Apr 2015 17:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[The Orchid Show: Chandeliers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/12/the-orchid-show-chandeliers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/12/the-orchid-show-chandeliers Date: April 12, 2015

The elegance of the orchid in all its myriad forms returns to the New York Botanical Garden this year with an aerial display unlike any other.

Explore an expanded showcase of hanging designs inside the Haupt Conservatory before stepping outside to enjoy a complementary schedule of events and activities. Inspired dance performances, poetry, hands-on orchid care demonstrations, and shopping fill the daylight hours, while the return of our popular Orchid Evenings ensures many memorable celebrations after the sun has set.

Please note: The Garden is open year-round, Tuesday to Sunday, 10 a.m.–6 p.m. (Winter hours: 10 a.m.–5 p.m., mid January–February), and Monday April 6, 2015.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 817-8700

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2015-04-12 2015-04-12 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.8597, -73.8806 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54d10e3534a82.jpg Wed, 18 Mar 2015 12:00:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Hatha Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/12/hatha-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/12/hatha-yoga Date: April 12, 2015

Reduce stress, increase your energy and bring strength and flexibility to mind, body and spirit with a yoga practice. Classes are led by Yoga for Bliss director Neem Dewji and other certified instructors. Ms. Dewji is certified in Hatha and Therapeutic Yoga from The Yoga for Health Foundation, England, and The Integral Yoga Institute, NYC. All levels welcome. Sessions in April are held indoors.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:15 am

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-04-12 2015-04-12 10:00 am 11:15 am 40.8991, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551aa8ac7dd83.jpg Tue, 31 Mar 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: A Nest for Song Birds]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/12/family-art-project-a-nest-for-song-birds http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/12/family-art-project-a-nest-for-song-birds Date: April 12, 2015

Let’s welcome back our feathered friends as they return to their spring home at Wave Hill! With visiting artist and sculptor Matt Bua, collect sticks, leaves, grasses and found feathers to make a giant, outdoor bird’s nest in the woods. Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-549-3200

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-04-12 2015-04-12 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8987, -73.9125 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5522bcfb51d14.jpg Mon, 06 Apr 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Trail of the Month: Blue Trail (Northeast)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/12/trail-of-the-month-blue-trail-northeast http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/12/trail-of-the-month-blue-trail-northeast Date: April 12, 2015

Meet at High Rock Park where we will begin this day hike through the Blue trail to Deere Park (behind Petrides Educational Complex) then return on the same route to High Rock. This will be a fast-paced hike lasting two to three hours, depending on the size and pace of the group. Bring snacks and water. Sunscreen and insect repellent are recommended. Suitable for intermediate hikers. Registration preferred.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: High Rock Gate (in High Rock Park)

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R088 High Rock Park 2015-04-12 2015-04-12 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.5838, -74.1233 Tue, 31 Mar 2015 17:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Waterfront Walks: Guided Tours of Brooklyn Bridge Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/12/waterfront-walks-guided-tours-of-brooklyn-bridge-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/12/waterfront-walks-guided-tours-of-brooklyn-bridge-park Date: April 12, 2015

Learn about Brooklyn Bridge Park's unique history, sustainable design, and diverse ecology on these guided tours led by Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy docents.

Tours are first-come, first-served.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2015-04-12 2015-04-12 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7017, -73.9969 Thu, 09 Apr 2015 12:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Youth Wheelchair Basketball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/12/youth-wheelchair-basketball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/12/youth-wheelchair-basketball Date: April 12, 2015

NYC Parks' Chelsea Recreation Center is starting a new sports program for children with physical disabilities ages 6-21. Come out and learn to play wheelchair basketball with the New York Rollin' Fury! There are sportschairs available for use at Chelsea Recreation Center, if needed.

For more information, contact Emmanuel Diaz at Emmanuel.Diaz@parks.nyc.gov or (212) 255-3705.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 255-3705

Location: Chelsea Recreation Center

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M260 Chelsea Recreation Center 2015-04-12 2015-04-12 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.7483, -74.0022 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:57 EST
<![CDATA[Spring Garden Workday]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/12/spring-garden-workday http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/12/spring-garden-workday Date: April 12, 2015

It's time to come out of hibernation and spend some time with your friends and neighbors. Join us to help spruce up the Harlem Valley Garden.

We're planning to deconstruct the greenhouse, throw down some mulch, and build terraced beds, among many other projects.

Lend us a hand, bring the kids, bring food scraps to feed our worms, and plant some seeds.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (646) 257-5888

Location: Harlem Valley Garden

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2015-04-12 2015-04-12 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.8146, -73.9435 Thu, 09 Apr 2015 12:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Birding]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/12/birding http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/12/birding Date: April 12, 2015

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 319-7258

Location: Pelham Bay Ranger Station (in Pelham Bay Park)

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2015-04-12 2015-04-12 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.8516, -73.8266 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5508747bae5c3.jpg Wed, 06 May 2015 12:00:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Birding for Beginners]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/12/birding-for-beginners http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/12/birding-for-beginners Date: April 12, 2015

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

Our Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in the urban jungle. Bird watchers of all skills levels are welcome. This program is specifically geared towards beginners.

Bring a pair of binoculars or ask a Ranger to borrow a pair.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: High Rock Ranger Station (in High Rock Park)

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R088 High Rock Park 2015-04-12 2015-04-12 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.5794, -74.1263 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/550874eb63a55.jpg Wed, 06 May 2015 12:00:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Celebrate Earth Day Upcycle Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/12/celebrate-earth-day-upcycle-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/12/celebrate-earth-day-upcycle-art Date: April 12, 2015

Urban Park Rangers connect children with nature to encourage active exploration of the natural world.

Celebrate Earth Day early and learn more about conservation efforts you can do at home. Engage your creative side and breathe new life into reusable items. All supplies provided.

While nearly all of our programs are family-friendly, this program is specifically designed for young children and families.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Payson Center (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2015-04-12 2015-04-12 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8672, -73.9289 Wed, 01 Apr 2015 13:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Hike the Vanderbilt Motor Parkway (Moderate)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/12/hike-the-vanderbilt-motor-parkway-moderate http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/12/hike-the-vanderbilt-motor-parkway-moderate Date: April 12, 2015

Hiking is the ultimate way to enjoy the outdoors and reduce stress. Regardless of the intensity level, it is a great way to burn calories and stay fit. Our Urban Park Ranger hiking guides will introduce you to the hidden gems of New York City.

This hike will lead participants from Cunningham Park to Alley Pond Park on a historic section of the Queens Greenway that at one time was part of private road built by the Vanderbilt family in 1908.

Moderate hikes are longer, faster-paced hikes on rugged terrain. For all hikes, we recommend wearing comfortable shoes or boots, and packing water and a light snack.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: 73rd Avenue and Hollis Hills Terrace (in Cunningham Park)

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Q021 Cunningham Park 2015-04-12 2015-04-12 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7375, -73.7678 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/550875f36b5bc.jpg Wed, 06 May 2015 12:01:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Food Truck Rally]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/12/food-truck-rally http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/12/food-truck-rally Date: April 12, 2015

The Prospect Park Alliance and Dispatch NY present a sampling of cuisines from around the world from New York's best food trucks.

The first Food Truck Rally of the 2015 season will include:

  • Brooklyn Organic Coffee & Tea Truck
  • Carpe Donut NYC
  • Coolhaus
  • DUB Pies
  • KELVIN NATURAL SLUSH CO.
  • Kimchi Taco
  • Milk Truck Grilled Cheese
  • Neapolitan Express
  • Nuchas
  • Papaya King
  • Ponti Rossi - Italian Food Truck
  • Red Hook Lobster Pound
  • Taim Mobile
  • Toum Food Truck

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Grand Army Plaza

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B040 Grand Army Plaza 2015-04-12 2015-04-12 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.6735, -73.9701 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5500561ae36a6.jpg Fri, 10 Apr 2015 15:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Meditation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/12/meditation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/12/meditation Date: April 12, 2015

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

Start time: 11:45 am

End time: 12:45 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-04-12 2015-04-12 11:45 am 12:45 pm 40.8991, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551aa90062c4f.jpg Tue, 31 Mar 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Spring Break at Prospect Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/12/spring-break http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/12/spring-break Date: April 12, 2015

Join the Prospect Park Alliance during Spring Break for family-friendly activities at the Prospect Park Audubon Center, Lefferts Historic House and the Carousel.

Nature Exploration
Prospect Park Audubon Center, Free

  • Blooming Naturalist, 1 pm
    So you think you are a naturalist? Join Alliance educators to make your own nature journal, learning how to use binoculars and field guides.
  • Nature on the Go! 3 pm
    An Alliance naturalist will lead children and families to areas near the Audubon Center, where you can learn about the nature that is all around us and participate in a citizen science project.
  • Animal Encounter, 4 pm
    Curious as to how “Snappy” the turtle got her name? Want to watch the snake gobble up a mouse? Join Alliance naturalists to meet the animals in the Audubon Center’s collection. Learn what it takes to care for these amazing creatures and assist in an actual feeding.

Spring Sprouts, 2–4 pm
Lefferts Historic House, $3 suggested donation

It's time for spring planting! Join the Alliance at Lefferts Historic House where you can make a small pot out of newspaper, fill it with soil and plant an herb seed to take home.

Carousel Rides, 12-5 pm
Children’s Corner, $2 per ride, $9 for a book of 5 tickets, free with Alliance Family Plus membership

Celebrate the start of spring with a first ride of the year on the Park’s beloved 1912 carousel. Join the Alliance at the $125 level and your family (up to 4 people) will receive unlimited rides on the Carousel for a full year!

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Audubon Center at the Boathouse (in Prospect Park),Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park),The Carousel (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-04-12 2015-04-12 12:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654; 40.6643, -73.9639; 40.6637, -73.9642 Fri, 06 Mar 2015 17:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: West Side Stories]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/12/central-park-tour-west-side-stories http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/12/central-park-tour-west-side-stories Date: April 12, 2015

Discover some of the secret spots that the park's West Siders know and love: a lost village, a poetic garden, and a bridge with a spectacular view. Join Central Park Conservancy guides on a tour through Central Park’s historic west side.

The tour route involves moderate inclines and a few stairs. Tour starts inside the Park at 81st Street and Central Park West, and ends near 77th Street and Central Park West

Space is limited; advance ticket purchase recommended. Tickets available on-site only with a credit card. Please arrive at the meeting location 15 minutes before the start of the tour to allow time for check in. Out of consideration for other guests we cannot accommodate those arriving after the start time.

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: 81st Street and Central Park West (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-04-12 2015-04-12 12:00 pm 1:15 pm 40.782, -73.9714 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51d70601d1d92.jpg Wed, 04 Mar 2015 17:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Chirps and Tweets Family Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/12/chirps-and-tweets-family-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/12/chirps-and-tweets-family-walk Date: April 12, 2015

Can you mimic a bird call? Discover a range of birds that fly through Wave Hill, on a walk with naturalist and educator Gabriel Willow on a walk through the gardens and woodlands.

Ages six and older welcome with an adult. Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-04-12 2015-04-12 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.8991, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551aaafe00f93.jpg Tue, 31 Mar 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Poetry in the Garden - Haiku Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/12/poetry-in-the-garden-haiku-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/12/poetry-in-the-garden-haiku-workshop Date: April 12, 2015

Celebrate National Poetry Month at Queens Botanical Garden! Using haiku as a point of departure, enjoy a Garden stroll to get your creative juices flowing, then take part in a poetry writing workshop. Registration required - register at https://eventbrite.com/event/15201778930/.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-04-12 2015-04-12 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Thu, 26 Feb 2015 18:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Build a Bird Feeder]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/12/build-a-bird-feeder http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/12/build-a-bird-feeder Date: April 12, 2015

Urban Park Rangers connect children with nature to encourage active exploration of the natural world.

At this time of year, birds of all different colors and sizes travel through New York City. Get a chance to learn more about them and how to be a good neighbor. Participants will have a chance to create their own bird feed. All supplies will be provided.

While nearly all of our programs are family-friendly, this program is specifically designed for young children and families.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Salt Marsh Nature Center (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2015-04-12 2015-04-12 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.6047, -73.9298 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5508767769cb0.JPG Wed, 06 May 2015 12:00:28 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: North Woods]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/12/central-park-tour-north-woods http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/12/central-park-tour-north-woods Date: April 12, 2015

The North Woods is the largest of the park's three woodlands, offering people and wildlife a 40-acre forest retreat in the middle of New York City. Join us for this tour of tumbling waterfalls, rustic bridges, and picturesque pools, led by Central Park Conservancy guides.

The tour route involves hills, stairs, and uneven terrain. Tour starts at the Charles A. Dana Discovery Center (inside the Park at 110th Street between Fifth and Lenox Avenues), and ends at the Pool (103rd Street and Central Park West)

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

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: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2015-04-12 2015-04-12 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.7968, -73.9515 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54f0d48bd4d01.jpg Tue, 03 Mar 2015 19:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Concert: Brasil Guitar Duo]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/12/concert-brasil-guitar-duo http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/12/concert-brasil-guitar-duo Date: April 12, 2015

The Brasil Guitar Duo, praised by The New York Times for its “warm melodies and pinpoint dance rhythms,” is two virtuosos, Douglas Lora and João Luiz, who have been dazzling audiences world-wide for 15 years. The ensemble offers a seamless blend of styles, from traditional works to Brazilian popular tunes, featuring the music of Rameau, Gismonti and Bandolim.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-549-3200

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-04-12 2015-04-12 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.8987, -73.9125 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5522c2e7a9ce6.jpg Mon, 06 Apr 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Highlights Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/12/garden-highlights-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/12/garden-highlights-tour Date: April 12, 2015

Join us for an hour-long tour of seasonal garden highlights. Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-04-12 2015-04-12 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.8991, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551aa9e58f5db.jpg Tue, 31 Mar 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Spring Sprouts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/12/spring-sprouts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/12/spring-sprouts Date: April 12, 2015

It's time for spring planting! Join the Alliance at Lefferts Historic House, where you can make a small pot out of newspaper, fill it with soil and plant an herb seed to take home.

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 2015-04-12 2015-04-12 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6643, -73.9639 Mon, 06 Apr 2015 13:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[The New York World’s Fairs in 3D: A Stereoscopic Projection Show]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/12/the-new-york-worlds-fairs-in-3d-a-stereoscopic-projection-show http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/12/the-new-york-worlds-fairs-in-3d-a-stereoscopic-projection-show Date: April 12, 2015

Robert Munn and Sandra Cook of the Depthography Group will be presenting their “World’s Fairs in 3D” Stereoscopic Projection Show. The show consists of over 28 full color View-Master stero views of the 1939-40 Fair and over 128 views of the 1964-65 Fair, including images of the ruins and aftermath of the events.

Robert Munn has presented his 3-D photography using 3-D polarized projection since the 1980's. 3D glasses will be provided.

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 2015-04-12 2015-04-12 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.7637, -73.824 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54a19d943f740.jpg Thu, 19 Mar 2015 13:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Remembering Yesterday: Queens and Its World's Fairs]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/12/remembering-yesterday-queens-and-its-worlds-fairs http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/12/remembering-yesterday-queens-and-its-worlds-fairs Date: April 12, 2015

Remembering is both a collective and a personal activity. In this exhibition, both are on display in relation to two World’s Fairs that took place in Flushing, Queens in 1939/40 and 1964/65. Within this exhibition, collective memory is represented by shared experiences of the Fairs and personal memory by the memorabilia drawn from the collections of people who attended and fondly recall the Fairs. While these Fairs were global in scope, their attendees were overwhelmingly local, many residing in Queens. All items on display in the exhibition have either been donated or loaned to the Queens Historical Society by those residents of Queens who attended the Fairs.

Open Tuesdays, Saturdays and Sundays, 2:30 – 4:30 pm. Through May 31, 2015.

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 2015-04-12 2015-04-12 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.7637, -73.824 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/539f45af106a7.jpg Fri, 17 Apr 2015 17:00:12 EDT
<![CDATA[Birding Tours of Bryant Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/13/birding-tours-of-bryant-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/13/birding-tours-of-bryant-park Date: April 13, 2015

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

Presented in partnership with New York City Audubon.

Follow our sightings virtually on the Bryant Park Blog.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-04-13 2015-04-13 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.7537, -73.9836 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551c562236ed5.jpg Fri, 03 Apr 2015 16:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Art Exhibit: Conserving Our City of Nature: The Artwork of Alan Messer]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/13/exhibition-conserving-our-city-of-nature-the-artwork-of-alan-messer http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/13/exhibition-conserving-our-city-of-nature-the-artwork-of-alan-messer Date: April 13, 2015

Many New Yorkers are unaware of the 350 species of wild birds—almost a third of all bird species in North America—that live in or pass through New York City each year. Artist Alan Messer skillfully captures many, from exquisite migrating blackburnian warblers in Central Park’s ramble to a Northern Harrier scanning the vast marshes of Jamaica Bay. Conserving Our City of Nature: The Artwork of Alan Messer presented by NYC Audubon reveals over 30 of Messer’s detailed paintings, illustrations, and field sketches of New York City's avian wildlife and habitats, offering a view of NYC Audubon's conservation mission through an artistic eye.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-04-13 2015-04-13 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54da6b97eadaf.jpg Tue, 17 Feb 2015 19:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[The Orchid Show: Chandeliers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/13/the-orchid-show-chandeliers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/13/the-orchid-show-chandeliers Date: April 13, 2015

The elegance of the orchid in all its myriad forms returns to the New York Botanical Garden this year with an aerial display unlike any other.

Explore an expanded showcase of hanging designs inside the Haupt Conservatory before stepping outside to enjoy a complementary schedule of events and activities. Inspired dance performances, poetry, hands-on orchid care demonstrations, and shopping fill the daylight hours, while the return of our popular Orchid Evenings ensures many memorable celebrations after the sun has set.

Please note: The Garden is open year-round, Tuesday to Sunday, 10 a.m.–6 p.m. (Winter hours: 10 a.m.–5 p.m., mid January–February), and Monday April 6, 2015.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 817-8700

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2015-04-13 2015-04-13 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.8597, -73.8806 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54d10e3534a82.jpg Wed, 18 Mar 2015 12:00:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Basic Sailing Program]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/13/tascas-basic-sailing-program1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/13/tascas-basic-sailing-program1 Date: April 13, 2015

Learn to Sail with Tasca at Meadow Lake in Flushing Meadows Corona Park. Sign up for this program and attend a lecture on sail theory, learn to tie knots, rig a boat, and use the wind as your engine to sail a boat. The Learn to Sail course includes classroom instruction and six on-the-water sessions. Evening and weekend sessions are available.

A cost of $300.00 is charged for the program, which includes six on-the-water sessions, books and materials, classroom instruction and a swim test. To learn to sail and enjoy this exhilarating sport, reserve your place now. Register online at www.sailtasca.org, or email us at info@sailtasca.org, or call us at (718) 699-1951.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 699-1951

Location: World's Fair Boathouse (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2015-04-13 2015-04-13 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7358, -73.8385 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55245b5be8c79.jpg Wed, 06 May 2015 12:02:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/13/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/13/bryant-park-juggling Date: April 13, 2015

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 42nd Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-04-13 2015-04-13 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7543, -73.9834 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551c3ca583ca1.jpg Fri, 03 Apr 2015 16:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: The Ramble]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/13/central-park-tour-the-ramble http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/13/central-park-tour-the-ramble Date: April 13, 2015

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. Join us for a tour of this serene 36-acre woodland, led by Central Park Conservancy guides.

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

Space is limited; advance ticket purchase recommended. Please arrive at the meeting location 15 minutes before the start of the tour to allow time for check-in. Out of consideration for other guests we cannot accommodate those arriving after the start time.

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Belvedere Castle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-04-13 2015-04-13 12:00 pm 1:30 pm 40.7793, -73.9691 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54f4d45eb8a3f.jpg Wed, 04 Mar 2015 17:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Adapted Swim Program for People with Disabilities at Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/13/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/13/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities Date: April 13, 2015

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

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

Location: Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center

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M063 Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center 2015-04-13 2015-04-13 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.7715, -73.9885 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:18 EST
<![CDATA[Sit Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/13/sit-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/13/sit-aerobics Date: April 13, 2015

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

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

Start time: 2:15 pm

End time: 3:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 387-7687

Location: Hamilton Fish Recreation Center (in Hamilton Fish Park)

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M033 Hamilton Fish Park 2015-04-13 2015-04-13 2:15 pm 3:15 pm 40.7198, -73.9818 Tue, 28 Apr 2015 16:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Total Body Burn]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/13/shape-up-nyc-total-body-burn http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/13/shape-up-nyc-total-body-burn Date: April 13, 2015

Total Body Burn is an intermediate level class which consists of aerobics, a full body workout that helps with balance, muscle strength, and endurance. This instructor is part of the NYC Parks Fitness Instructor Training Program.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2015-04-13 2015-04-13 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.5026, -74.2518 Tue, 24 Mar 2015 16:00:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Last Team Standing Basketball Challenge]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/13/last-team-standing-basketball-challenge http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/13/last-team-standing-basketball-challenge Date: April 13, 2015

Compete against athletes in the Bronx and elsewhere. Last Team Standing pits teams against each other in a battle for a free Recreation Center membership gift card. Each team, composed of four players, plays in a 3x3 game. The challenge begins on April 13, 6:30-8:30 p.m. and continues April 19, 12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. The final is April 20, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

The Last Team Standing Basketball Challenge is co-ed and open to non-members. Adults 18 and up only. The winning team gets free Recreation Center membership gift cards. You can join as a single player in another team, or as a team of four. To register or find out more, email Richard.Barreto@parks.nyc.gov or call him at (718) 402-5155.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 402-5155

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

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2015-04-13 2015-04-13 6:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.8108, -73.9147 Mon, 06 Apr 2015 12:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/14/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/14/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park2 Date: April 14, 2015

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2015-04-14 2015-04-14 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.8606, -73.9338 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5395c8d750ccf.jpg Fri, 13 Mar 2015 11:00:13 EDT
<![CDATA[Master Story Tellers Exhbition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/14/master-story-tellers-exhbition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/14/master-story-tellers-exhbition Date: April 14, 2015

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-04-14 2015-04-14 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551303695a60c.jpg Wed, 25 Mar 2015 17:00:13 EDT
<![CDATA[Tai Chi for Beginners]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/14/tai-chi-for-beginners http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/14/tai-chi-for-beginners Date: April 14, 2015

Learn basic movements and Tai Chi moves that will improve your balance.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-04-14 2015-04-14 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 12 Mar 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: Nature & Science in Dialogue]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/14/art-in-the-garden-nature-science-in-dialogue http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/14/art-in-the-garden-nature-science-in-dialogue Date: April 14, 2015

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-04-14 2015-04-14 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55316a4e7ba86.jpg Fri, 17 Apr 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Art Exhibit: Conserving Our City of Nature: The Artwork of Alan Messer]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/14/exhibition-conserving-our-city-of-nature-the-artwork-of-alan-messer http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/14/exhibition-conserving-our-city-of-nature-the-artwork-of-alan-messer Date: April 14, 2015

Many New Yorkers are unaware of the 350 species of wild birds—almost a third of all bird species in North America—that live in or pass through New York City each year. Artist Alan Messer skillfully captures many, from exquisite migrating blackburnian warblers in Central Park’s ramble to a Northern Harrier scanning the vast marshes of Jamaica Bay. Conserving Our City of Nature: The Artwork of Alan Messer presented by NYC Audubon reveals over 30 of Messer’s detailed paintings, illustrations, and field sketches of New York City's avian wildlife and habitats, offering a view of NYC Audubon's conservation mission through an artistic eye.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-04-14 2015-04-14 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54da6b97eadaf.jpg Tue, 17 Feb 2015 19:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Join The Battery Conservancy as a Horticulture Volunteer!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/14/join-the-battery-conservancy-as-a-horticulture-volunteer http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/14/join-the-battery-conservancy-as-a-horticulture-volunteer Date: April 14, 2015

Join the Battery Conservancy as a horticulture volunteer!

Looking for gardening experience in one of New York City's most unique and dynamic downtown parks? Want to strengthen your foundation in horticultural practices and develop new skills? Get your hands dirty with The Battery Conservancy's Horticulture team! In its 25 acres, The Battery boasts 92,000 square feet of gardens, all designed by renowned Dutch garden designer Piet Oudolf. Through preservation and the use of native plants, sustainable plant selections and growing methods, the Conservancy has made a strong commitment to environmental conservation.

Volunteer Description

The Battery Conservancy seeks volunteers for maintenance of plant beds. Activities include raking, weeding, and planting; path maintenance; and other seasonally appropriate horticulture projects. Volunteers should be in good physical condition, and enjoy working outdoors. Basic horticulture skills are a plus, but not required. For more information, visit http://www.thebattery.org/volunteer.

Sign up is required.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Playground (in Battery Park)

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M005 Battery Park 2015-04-14 2015-04-14 9:30 am 12:00 pm 40.7029, -74.0157 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5511a3d5f11e0.jpg Fri, 03 Apr 2015 15:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[The Orchid Show: Chandeliers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/14/the-orchid-show-chandeliers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/14/the-orchid-show-chandeliers Date: April 14, 2015

The elegance of the orchid in all its myriad forms returns to the New York Botanical Garden this year with an aerial display unlike any other.

Explore an expanded showcase of hanging designs inside the Haupt Conservatory before stepping outside to enjoy a complementary schedule of events and activities. Inspired dance performances, poetry, hands-on orchid care demonstrations, and shopping fill the daylight hours, while the return of our popular Orchid Evenings ensures many memorable celebrations after the sun has set.

Please note: The Garden is open year-round, Tuesday to Sunday, 10 a.m.–6 p.m. (Winter hours: 10 a.m.–5 p.m., mid January–February), and Monday April 6, 2015.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 817-8700

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2015-04-14 2015-04-14 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.8597, -73.8806 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54d10e3534a82.jpg Wed, 18 Mar 2015 12:00:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/14/garden-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/14/garden-highlights-walk Date: April 14, 2015

Join us for an hour-long tour of seasonal garden highlights. Free, and admission to the grounds is free until noon.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-04-14 2015-04-14 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.8991, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551aa9fbe9107.jpg Tue, 31 Mar 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Abs Workout]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/14/abs-work-out http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/14/abs-work-out Date: April 14, 2015

Exercise workout focusing on abs, especially strength training your core

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-04-14 2015-04-14 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:15 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/14/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/14/bryant-park-juggling Date: April 14, 2015

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 42nd Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-04-14 2015-04-14 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7543, -73.9834 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551c3ca583ca1.jpg Fri, 03 Apr 2015 16:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/14/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/14/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour Date: April 14, 2015

Travel past the Pond and Gapstow Bridge, and on to the Dairy, with this tour of southern park highlights led by Central Park Conservancy tour guides.

The tour route involves moderate inclines and some stairs. Tour starts inside the Park at 61st Street and Fifth Avenue

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 12:45 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

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

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M010 Central Park 2015-04-14 2015-04-14 12:00 pm 12:45 pm 40.7655, -73.9722 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/549d96851868a.jpg Thu, 05 Mar 2015 17:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Meditation and Hatha Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/14/meditationtasha-valentin http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/14/meditationtasha-valentin Date: April 14, 2015

Join us and learn some basic Hatha Yoga techniques to initiate relaxation. Learn how to influence changes within our physical and emotional responses to stress. The focus of the class will be breathing, sound, and mindfullness.

Start time: 1:00 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 2015-04-14 2015-04-14 1:00 pm 1:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 29 May 2015 12:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Le Petit Zen Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/14/le-petit-zen-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/14/le-petit-zen-art Date: April 14, 2015

Through drawings, paintings and other techniques, adults will create miniature works (4"x6") or less of Zen art. The instructing artist will demonstrate how to create delicate works, using repeating strokes and patterns for a Zen experience.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-04-14 2015-04-14 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 25 Mar 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Remembering Yesterday: Queens and Its World's Fairs]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/14/remembering-yesterday-queens-and-its-worlds-fairs http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/14/remembering-yesterday-queens-and-its-worlds-fairs Date: April 14, 2015

Remembering is both a collective and a personal activity. In this exhibition, both are on display in relation to two World’s Fairs that took place in Flushing, Queens in 1939/40 and 1964/65. Within this exhibition, collective memory is represented by shared experiences of the Fairs and personal memory by the memorabilia drawn from the collections of people who attended and fondly recall the Fairs. While these Fairs were global in scope, their attendees were overwhelmingly local, many residing in Queens. All items on display in the exhibition have either been donated or loaned to the Queens Historical Society by those residents of Queens who attended the Fairs.

Open Tuesdays, Saturdays and Sundays, 2:30 – 4:30 pm. Through May 31, 2015.

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 2015-04-14 2015-04-14 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.7637, -73.824 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/539f45af106a7.jpg Fri, 17 Apr 2015 17:00:12 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Art Cart Structured Play: Working with Collage]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/14/bryant-park-art-cart-structured-play-working-with-collage http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/14/bryant-park-art-cart-structured-play-working-with-collage Date: April 14, 2015

Specialty art classes with instruction by Artist & Craftsman Supply. All skill levels are welcome, and necessary materials are provided.

Working with Collage is a class for adults. Registration is required, and opens one month prior to class.

Register at Eventbrite.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Fifth Avenue Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-04-14 2015-04-14 3:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7528, -73.9816 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551d95f7e7e46.JPG Fri, 03 Apr 2015 16:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/14/bryant-park-juggling1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/14/bryant-park-juggling1 Date: April 14, 2015

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

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 42nd Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-04-14 2015-04-14 5:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.7543, -73.9834 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551c40306ac5e.jpg Fri, 03 Apr 2015 16:00:12 EDT
<![CDATA[Brooklyn Nets Wheelchair Basketball Open Gym]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/14/brooklyn-nets-wheelchair-basketball-open-gym http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/14/brooklyn-nets-wheelchair-basketball-open-gym Date: April 14, 2015

This sport is similar to regular basketball but is played in a wheelchair. Participants must be physically disabled and able to play in a sports wheelchair. There are available sportschairs for use at the recreation center. This event is for adults and seniors.

Start time: 7:45 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 353-7853

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

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2015-04-14 2015-04-14 7:45 pm 9:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8344 Tue, 28 Apr 2015 15:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: Nature & Science in Dialogue]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/15/art-in-the-garden-nature-science-in-dialogue http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/15/art-in-the-garden-nature-science-in-dialogue Date: April 15, 2015

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-04-15 2015-04-15 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55316a4e7ba86.jpg Fri, 17 Apr 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Master Story Tellers Exhbition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/15/master-story-tellers-exhbition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/15/master-story-tellers-exhbition Date: April 15, 2015

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-04-15 2015-04-15 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551303695a60c.jpg Wed, 25 Mar 2015 17:00:13 EDT
<![CDATA[Art Exhibit: Conserving Our City of Nature: The Artwork of Alan Messer]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/15/exhibition-conserving-our-city-of-nature-the-artwork-of-alan-messer http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/15/exhibition-conserving-our-city-of-nature-the-artwork-of-alan-messer Date: April 15, 2015

Many New Yorkers are unaware of the 350 species of wild birds—almost a third of all bird species in North America—that live in or pass through New York City each year. Artist Alan Messer skillfully captures many, from exquisite migrating blackburnian warblers in Central Park’s ramble to a Northern Harrier scanning the vast marshes of Jamaica Bay. Conserving Our City of Nature: The Artwork of Alan Messer presented by NYC Audubon reveals over 30 of Messer’s detailed paintings, illustrations, and field sketches of New York City's avian wildlife and habitats, offering a view of NYC Audubon's conservation mission through an artistic eye.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-04-15 2015-04-15 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54da6b97eadaf.jpg Tue, 17 Feb 2015 19:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Midweek Bird Walk: Clove Lakes Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/15/midweek-bird-walk-clove-lakes-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/15/midweek-bird-walk-clove-lakes-park Date: April 15, 2015

Clove Lakes Park is well known as one of the better localities in which to search for neotropical migrant birds in spring.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 727-1135

Location: Martling Avenue Bridge (in Clove Lakes Park)

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R005 Clove Lakes Park 2015-04-15 2015-04-15 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.6225, -74.1183 Thu, 12 Mar 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[The Orchid Show: Chandeliers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/15/the-orchid-show-chandeliers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/15/the-orchid-show-chandeliers Date: April 15, 2015

The elegance of the orchid in all its myriad forms returns to the New York Botanical Garden this year with an aerial display unlike any other.

Explore an expanded showcase of hanging designs inside the Haupt Conservatory before stepping outside to enjoy a complementary schedule of events and activities. Inspired dance performances, poetry, hands-on orchid care demonstrations, and shopping fill the daylight hours, while the return of our popular Orchid Evenings ensures many memorable celebrations after the sun has set.

Please note: The Garden is open year-round, Tuesday to Sunday, 10 a.m.–6 p.m. (Winter hours: 10 a.m.–5 p.m., mid January–February), and Monday April 6, 2015.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 817-8700

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2015-04-15 2015-04-15 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.8597, -73.8806 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54d10e3534a82.jpg Wed, 18 Mar 2015 12:00:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Dancercise]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/15/dancercise http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/15/dancercise Date: April 15, 2015

Get in shape with dance moves while using weights.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-04-15 2015-04-15 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 18 Feb 2015 17:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/15/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/15/bryant-park-juggling Date: April 15, 2015

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 42nd Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-04-15 2015-04-15 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7543, -73.9834 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551c3ca583ca1.jpg Fri, 03 Apr 2015 16:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/15/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/15/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park Date: April 15, 2015

Visit some of the park's most famous landmarks, including Conservatory Water, Bethesda Terrace, and the Lake, on this east-to-west tour led by Central Park Conservancy guides.

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

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

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

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M010 Central Park 2015-04-15 2015-04-15 12:00 pm 1:30 pm 40.7725, -73.967 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/538cbe0e4c275.jpg Tue, 03 Mar 2015 19:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Kids Week Brooklyn: Animal Adventure]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/15/kids-week-brooklyn http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/15/kids-week-brooklyn Date: April 15, 2015

The kids are out of school, now get them out of the house. Head to the park and join Urban Park Rangers Free "Kids Week" programs. Immerse your kids, and yourself in the natural world. Appropriate for ages 12 and under.

Join us today for an animal adventure. Learn all about our animal neighbors which live in the park.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Salt Marsh Nature Center (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2015-04-15 2015-04-15 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.6047, -73.9298 Wed, 06 May 2015 12:01:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Recycle-To-Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/15/recycletoart http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/15/recycletoart Date: April 15, 2015

Have fun turning discarded materials into usable works of art. Children under 10 years must be accompanied by an adult. Wear clothes that can get messy.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-04-15 2015-04-15 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:12 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Art Cart Drawing Lessons For Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/15/bryant-park-art-cart-drawing-lessons-for-adults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/15/bryant-park-art-cart-drawing-lessons-for-adults Date: April 15, 2015

Teaching Artist provides expert instruction in drawing, taking inspiration from the architecture, monuments, and people in Bryant Park. Learn basic drawing techniques including line, composition, shading, and depth.

Pencils, eraser, paper, and drawing board provided. Sessions are non-cumulative.Lessons are capped at 15 participants, and registration is required. For adults (16+). Register at Eventbrite.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Fifth Avenue Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-04-15 2015-04-15 3:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7528, -73.9816 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551d96b7935b0.JPG Fri, 03 Apr 2015 16:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Grow to Learn Event: Indoor Garden Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/15/grow-to-learn-event-indoor-garden-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/15/grow-to-learn-event-indoor-garden-tour Date: April 15, 2015

Interested in gardening, but don’t have any outdoor space? Join Grow to Learn staff and schools on an indoor gardening tour of Harlem! Unfortunately we will not be able to stop at PS 50 Vito Marcantonio anymore, but we'll still visit PS 208m Alain L. Locke Magnet School for Environmental Stewardship to see their great hydroponics classroom, constructed in conjunction with NY Sun Works. At this site, you’ll get inspired by a wonderful program, and learn a bit more about how indoor gardens and hydroponic science labs get started, what special considerations you should keep in mind for indoor gardening and farming, and where to receive funding for indoor projects!

Due to space limitations, the tour will be capped at 30 participants. Tour participants will receive a free, 1-ride metrocard for use during this tour. Participants are encouraged, but not required, to attend the Indoor Garden Meet Up from 6:00-7:30 at the nearby Urban Garden Center. See the Indoor Garden Meet Up description for more details.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: PS 208 Alain M. Locke

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2015-04-15 2015-04-15 5:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.7983, -73.9505 Tue, 14 Apr 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Grow to Learn Event: Indoor Garden Meet Up]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/15/grow-to-learn-event-indoor-garden-meet-up http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/15/grow-to-learn-event-indoor-garden-meet-up Date: April 15, 2015

Head on over to the Urban Garden Center for an Indoor Garden “Meet Up.” This meet up will be participant-centered, so come ready to discuss your indoor gardening ideas, challenges, and successes with Grow to Learn, NY Sun Works hydroponic classroms, indoor gardening partner organizations, and other schools. This meet up is intended both for schools with an existing, successful indoor gardening program, and schools that are looking to get started. In addition to being an opportunity to mingle with other schools and experts, this meet up will also include mini-presentations by partner organizations and fellow schools on indoor gardening options, tips, and techniques.

Participants are encouraged, but not required, to attend the Indoor Garden Tour from 4:30-6:00 in Harlem.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Urban Garden Center

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2015-04-15 2015-04-15 6:00 pm 7:30 pm 40.7996, -73.9435 Tue, 14 Apr 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Glutes in Gear: Cardio & Toning]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/15/shapeup-nyc-glutes-in-gear-cardio-toning http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/15/shapeup-nyc-glutes-in-gear-cardio-toning Date: April 15, 2015

Focus on your lower half in this belly-busting, booty shaping, two part class. The first part builds endurance with heart-pumping cardio. Part two uses mat work to build your core and flatten and tighten your abs and glutes. Please bring your own workout mat.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-04-15 2015-04-15 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:17 EST
<![CDATA[New York Rollin' Knicks Wheelchair Basketball Open Gym]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/15/new-york-rollin-knicks-wheelchair-basketball-open-gym http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/15/new-york-rollin-knicks-wheelchair-basketball-open-gym Date: April 15, 2015

Wheelchair basketball is similar to regular basketball but is played in a wheelchair. Particpants must be physically disabled, adults or seniors, and able to play in a sports wheelchair. There are available sports wheelchairs for use at the recreation center.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 293-5934

Location: West Bronx Recreation Center

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X261 West Bronx Recreation Center 2015-04-15 2015-04-15 6:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.8441, -73.9188 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:47 EST
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: The Beginning of Our Universe]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/15/arts-culture-fun-presents-the-beginning-of-our-universe http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/15/arts-culture-fun-presents-the-beginning-of-our-universe Date: April 15, 2015

Although our observable universe is almost 14 billion years old, the basis for much of what we see today was laid in the first 400,000 years. In fact, the first tenth of the first second of the Universe was filled with some of the most violent conditions the Universe has ever seen!

Learn about the universe’s dramatic origins in this talk by Jaclyn Avidon from the Amateur Astronomers Association of New York, as part of NYC Parks’ Dark Nights, Bright Lights series. After the lecture, telescopes will be set up for observing on the rooftop (weather permitting). Guests are welcome to bring their own binoculars and telescopes and set them up alongside the experts.

The event is free and open to the public.

About Dark Nights, Bright Lights

Dark Nights, Bright Lights is a new Arts, Culture & Fun series in partnership with the Amateur Astronomers Association. Look out for upcoming, stargazing events citywide on the Arts, Culture & Fun webpage.

About the Amateur Astronomers Association of New York

The Amateur Astronomers Association of New York was organized in 1927 to promote the study of Astronomy, emphasizing its cultural and inspirational value. The AAA holds observing and educational events throughout the 5 boroughs, and beyond. Visit aaa.org to find out more and check out their calendar of upcoming events!

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: 212-242-5228

Location: Tony Dapolito Recreation Center

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2015-04-15 2015-04-15 7:30 pm 9:30 pm 40.7295, -74.0055 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54f4c87979578.jpg Tue, 07 Apr 2015 12:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/16/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/16/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park2 Date: April 16, 2015

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2015-04-16 2015-04-16 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.8606, -73.9338 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5395c8d750ccf.jpg Fri, 13 Mar 2015 11:00:13 EDT
<![CDATA[Master Story Tellers Exhbition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/16/master-story-tellers-exhbition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/16/master-story-tellers-exhbition Date: April 16, 2015

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-04-16 2015-04-16 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551303695a60c.jpg Wed, 25 Mar 2015 17:00:13 EDT