NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2014 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://www.nycgovparks.org/sub_things_to_do/upcoming_events/events_search.php NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:43:29 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[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/26/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/26/bryant-park-juggling Date: March 26, 2013

Test your coordination and dexterity with free juggling lessons. All skill levels are welcome and equipment is provided.

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-03-26 2013-03-26 5:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 03:43:31 EDT
<![CDATA[Woodcock Watch]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/26/woodcock-watch http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/26/woodcock-watch Date: March 26, 2013

Wait and watch in the dusk for American woodcocks and their amazing flying tricks. These birds, also known as timberdoodles, mudbats or bogsuckers, put on a spring show that’s not to be missed! Program will begin with a brief indoor presentation. Bring a flashlight. Rain date, Saturday, March 30.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 354-4602

Location: Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center (in Jamaica Bay Park)

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Q309 Jamaica Bay Park 2013-03-26 2013-03-26 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.619, -73.8264 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5148721159c82.jpg Thu, 24 Apr 2014 03:43:31 EDT
<![CDATA[Repetition in Design]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/27/repetition-in-design http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/27/repetition-in-design Date: March 27, 2013

A series of oil paintings on canvas along with original sketches by Queens artist Gennadyi Gurman. Mr. Gurman is also QBG's Supervising Museum Instructor. This exhibit, in the Gallery of the Visitor & Administration Building is an exploration of life inside repetitive shapes.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2013-03-27 2013-03-27 8:00 am 4:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 03:43:31 EDT
<![CDATA[Registration Closed: Pelham Bay Park Woodland & Coastal Clean Up]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/27/woodland-coastal-clean-up http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/27/woodland-coastal-clean-up Date: March 27, 2013

This event is now full.

Please join the Natural Areas Volunteers (NAV) in a storm cleanup of the woodlands of Pelham Bay Park. Your help is needed to restore the forest and clear out storm debris. Come dressed in sturdy boots or shoes, long pants and clothing that can get dirty. Please meet your NAV Tech lead at the Northeast corner of the Orchard Beach Parking Lot.. Space is limited.

Registration is required for this event.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-3317

Location: Orchard Beach Parking Lot (in Pelham Bay Park)

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2013-03-27 2013-03-27 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8687, -73.797 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 03:43:31 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition, Benjamin Swett: New York City of Trees]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/27/exhibition-benjamin-swett-new-york-city-of-trees http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/27/exhibition-benjamin-swett-new-york-city-of-trees Date: March 27, 2013

The photography exhibition New York City of Trees by Benjamin Swett is on view in the Arsenal Gallery from March 6 through April 26 (Arbor Day and Frederick Law Olmsted’s birthday). Twenty-eight color portraits of trees around the five boroughs take the viewer up close to some of the extraordinary species that grow along the streets and in the parks, cemeteries, gardens, and backyards of the city. On view in the Arsenal Gallery from March 6 through April 26 (Arbor Day and Frederick Law Olmsted’s birthday), the images have been selected from Swett’s forthcoming book New York City of Trees, to be released by the Quantuck Lane Press on March 6.

After working at Parks for thirteen years, Swett left in 2001 to pursue a career as a freelance photographer but continued to photograph New York City’s urban forest, fascinated by the connections between trees and the city’s history. “We know that trees improve living conditions in cities by filtering and cooling the air, absorbing excess rainwater, and making neighborhoods more attractive,” writes Swett. “But little has been said about the importance of trees as keepers of a city’s past. The aim in taking these pictures—aside from taking the best photographs I could—was to try to bring back into focus an aspect of the city that most people tend to take for granted until something happens to it. The idea has been to remind New Yorkers how much of their own lives and the lives of neighbors these trees quietly contain.”

This project was partially funded through a grant from Furthermore: a program of the J.M. Kaplan Fund, with additional support from the City Parks Foundation.

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 2013-03-27 2013-03-27 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5115428d3278a.jpg Thu, 24 Apr 2014 03:43:31 EDT
<![CDATA[Living In Sequence Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/27/living-in-sequence-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/27/living-in-sequence-exhibition Date: March 27, 2013

Living in Sequence is a comic book exhibition celebrating Poe Park's place in comic history. Bob Kane, Bill Finger and Jerry Robinson once created Batman, Robin and the Joker while sitting on a park bench in Poe Park. Living in Sequence will take you on a journey from the golden age of comics through today, demonstrating how the American art form of comics still thrives in the Bronx.

Artists works on display: Shawn Atkinson, Chris Duckett, Trevor Von Eeden, Will Eisner, Ray Felix, Corey F. Godwell, Dmitry Gubin, Hal Foster, N. Steve Harris, Irwin Hasen, Jack Kirby, Carl Kent, Alitha E Martinez, Regine Sawyer, Jerry Robinson, Vanessa Verduga and Roberto Williams.

Due to popular demand, Living In Sequence has been extended to March 30, 2013.

Closing reception is Saturday, March 30, 2013, from 1pm-5pm

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2013-03-27 2013-03-27 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51128630745bc.JPG Thu, 24 Apr 2014 03:43:31 EDT
<![CDATA[Winter is Gone Hike]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/27/winter-is-gone-hike http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/27/winter-is-gone-hike Date: March 27, 2013

Join the Greenbelt educators for a two hour hike through the central Greenbelt to celebrate the season that has passed and look for signs that spring has come. This walk includes a brief visit to the LaTourette house. Suitable for ages 8 and up. Dress appropriately for hiking and for the weather conditions. This program is sponsored by Councilman Vincent Ignizio. Registration required.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2013-03-27 2013-03-27 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.5884, -74.1391 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 03:43:31 EDT
<![CDATA[Mad. Sq. Art: Sandra Gibson & Luis Recoder Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/27/mad-sq-art-sandra-gibson-luis-recoder-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/27/mad-sq-art-sandra-gibson-luis-recoder-exhibition Date: March 27, 2013

Madison Square Park Conservancy’s Mad. Sq. Art announces a new installation to inaugurate the spring 2013 season: Topsy-Turvy: A Camera Obscura Installation (2013) by New York-based artists Sandra Gibson and Luis Recoder. On view from March 1 – April 5, 2013, Topsy-Turvy will reimagine one of the world’s oldest moving image devices into a life-sized 10-foot by 10-foot structure. Park visitors will be able to enter the interactive, large-scale installation, which will utilize the physical properties of light to capture images of the surrounding Flatiron District in real time. This centuries-old artistic medium will alter how visitors experience the park and engage with the various elements of New York City’s urban landscape through a new and exciting lens.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 538-1884

Location: Southern End (in Madison Square Park)

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M052 Madison Square Park 2013-03-27 2013-03-27 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.741, -73.9883 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/510199a071f39.jpg Thu, 24 Apr 2014 03:43:31 EDT
<![CDATA[Woodland Discovery Kit in Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/27/woodland-discovery-kit-in-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/27/woodland-discovery-kit-in-central-park Date: March 27, 2013

Visit The Wild Garden: Discovering Central Park Woodlands exhibit and start exploring the North Woods on your own by borrowing a North Woods Discovery Kit stocked with binoculars, a hand lens, and flora/fauna guides. Accompanying adult with valid ID required. Purchase an optional Discovery Journal for $2 for a one-of-a-kind woodland adventure. Recommended for ages 8 – 12.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2013-03-27 2013-03-27 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7968, -73.9515 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 03:43:31 EDT
<![CDATA[The Wild Garden: Discovering Central Park Woodlands Exhibit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/27/the-wild-garden-discovering-central-park-woodlands-exhibit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/27/the-wild-garden-discovering-central-park-woodlands-exhibit Date: March 27, 2013

Use this hands-on exhibit to illuminate the history, ecology, and management of the woodlands and learn why these landscapes are so essential to the purpose of Central Park. The exhibit includes a digital interactive app highlighting historic photos and revealing hidden features. Exhibit introductions are available by appointment for groups of 10 or more; call (212) 860-1370 for more information.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2013-03-27 2013-03-27 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7968, -73.9515 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 03:43:31 EDT
<![CDATA[Grow to Learn Grant Writing & Garden Planning Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/27/grow-to-learn-grant-writing-garden-planning-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/27/grow-to-learn-grant-writing-garden-planning-workshop Date: March 27, 2013

Need help applying for a Grow to Learn Mini-Grant? Attend a grant-writing and garden design workshop! We will walk you through the application and garden design process and help answer any individual questions you may have. RSVP required.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 788-7900

Location: GrowNYC Office

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2013-03-27 2013-03-27 10:00 am 12:30 pm 40.7139, -74.0054 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 03:43:31 EDT
<![CDATA[The Orchid Show at The New York Botanical Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/27/the-orchid-show-at-the-new-york-botanical-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/27/the-orchid-show-at-the-new-york-botanical-garden Date: March 27, 2013

Beginning March 2, The Orchid Show dramatically transforms The New York Botanical Garden’s landmark Enid A. Haupt Conservatory into a lush rain forest. Each year, the eagerly anticipated exhibition displays thousands of orchids in the country’s largest curated show featuring orchids. This year, the exhibition is designed by the Botanical Garden’s own Francisca Coelho, Vivian and Edward Merrin Vice President for Glasshouses and Exhibitions.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 817-8700

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2013-03-27 2013-03-27 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/511bfc0297cbb.JPG Thu, 24 Apr 2014 03:43:31 EDT
<![CDATA[Kid's Week at Inwood Hill Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/27/kids-week-at-j-hood-wright-recreation-center http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/27/kids-week-at-j-hood-wright-recreation-center Date: March 27, 2013

We connect children with nature to encourage active exploration of the natural world. Children who spend time outdoors develop strong imaginations and learn to socialize better with others. Urban Park Rangers are role models who encourage children to let their imaginations run wild in a safe, supportive atmosphere.

While most of our programs are family friendly, the programs highlighted here are specifically for young children and families. Whether enjoying a family friendly movie under the stars, freeing your imagination playing in nature, or learning about conservation through eco-crafts, a free Ranger program is the perfect addition to your family’s week. All supplies provided.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Inwood Hill Park

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2013-03-27 2013-03-27 10:00 am 40.873, -73.9254 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 03:43:31 EDT
<![CDATA[Community Environmental Center EcoHouse]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/27/community-environmental-center-ecohouse http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/27/community-environmental-center-ecohouse Date: March 27, 2013

The Community Environmental Center EcoHouse, a mobile, free, environmental education exhibit, will be at storm-damaged Inwood Hill Park through April 5. Fun as well as educational, the EcoHouse is an ideal experience for both youngsters and their parents. Wall signs explain all the displays, but to really get the full EcoHouse effect, listen to CEC’s expert guides, or bring your cell or smart phone and listen to the audio guide.

Hours are Mondays through Fridays, 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. for school groups; and 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. and Saturday, 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., for the general public (But walk-ins are welcome at any time!). For more information about how to visit the EcoHouse, or to arrange a group tour, contact Katherine Gloede, kgloede@cecenter.org.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Park entrance at 218th Street & Indian Road (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2013-03-27 2013-03-27 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.8729, -73.9186 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/514351473dcae.jpg Thu, 24 Apr 2014 03:43:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Street Types: Turn of the Century Portraiture By Alice Austen]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/27/street-types-turn-of-the-century-portraiture-by-alice-austen http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/27/street-types-turn-of-the-century-portraiture-by-alice-austen Date: March 27, 2013

This show explores the portraits Alice Austen made on the streets of Manhattan at the turn of the last century. Her curious work captured the faces of New York City’s working class, as the population exploded with an influx of new immigrants, hoping to find the American Dream.
The Alice Austen House Museum is accessible to wheelchair users. There is a wheelchair ramp located in the rear of the museum.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-4506

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

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R117 Alice Austen Park 2013-03-27 2013-03-27 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.6146, -74.0631 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 03:43:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/27/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/27/bryant-park-juggling Date: March 27, 2013

Test your coordination and dexterity with free juggling lessons. All skill levels are welcome and equipment is provided.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-03-27 2013-03-27 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 03:43:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Cross-Park Promenade]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/27/crosspark-promenade http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/27/crosspark-promenade Date: March 27, 2013

Join us for a tour through Central Park in which you will see a hidden bench that tells time, miniature boats powered by the wind, a magnificent sculpture celebrating fresh water, and much more!

Groups of seven or more people should call (212) 360-2726 or email tours@centralparknyc.org to schedule a custom tour.

Accessibility level: Easy to negotiate; paths and few stairs - mostly accessible to people with disabilities.

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 1:45 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0210

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

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M010 Central Park 2013-03-27 2013-03-27 12:30 pm 1:45 pm 40.7725, -73.967 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 03:43:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Kid's Week at Crotona Nature Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/27/kids-week-at-crotona-nature-center http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/27/kids-week-at-crotona-nature-center Date: March 27, 2013

We connect children with nature to encourage active exploration of the natural world. Children who spend time outdoors develop strong imaginations and learn to socialize better with others. Urban Park Rangers are role models who encourage children to let their imaginations run wild in a safe, supportive atmosphere.

While most of our programs are family friendly, the programs highlighted here are specifically for young children and families. Whether enjoying a family friendly movie under the stars, freeing your imagination playing in nature, or learning about conservation through eco-crafts, a free Ranger program is the perfect addition to your family’s week. All supplies provided.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 548-0912

Location: Crotona Nature Center (in Crotona Park)

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X010 Crotona Park 2013-03-27 2013-03-27 1:00 pm 40.837, -73.8934 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 03:43:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Kid's Week at the Salt Marsh Nature Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/27/kids-week-at-the-salt-marsh-nature http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/27/kids-week-at-the-salt-marsh-nature Date: March 27, 2013

We connect children with nature to encourage active exploration of the natural world. Children who spend time outdoors develop strong imaginations and learn to socialize better with others. Urban Park Rangers are role models who encourage children to let their imaginations run wild in a safe, supportive atmosphere.

While most of our programs are family friendly, the programs highlighted here are specifically for young children and families. Whether enjoying a family friendly movie under the stars, freeing your imagination playing in nature, or learning about conservation through eco-crafts, a free Ranger program is the perfect addition to your family’s week. All supplies provided.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Salt Marsh Nature Center (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2013-03-27 2013-03-27 1:00 pm 40.6047, -73.9298 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 03:43:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Kid's Week at Blue Heron Nature Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/27/kids-week-at-blue-heron-nature-center http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/27/kids-week-at-blue-heron-nature-center Date: March 27, 2013

We connect children with nature to encourage active exploration of the natural world. Children who spend time outdoors develop strong imaginations and learn to socialize better with others. Urban Park Rangers are role models who encourage children to let their imaginations run wild in a safe, supportive atmosphere.

While most of our programs are family friendly, the programs highlighted here are specifically for young children and families. Whether enjoying a family friendly movie under the stars, freeing your imagination playing in nature, or learning about conservation through eco-crafts, a free Ranger program is the perfect addition to your family’s week. All supplies provided.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

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

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R119 Blue Heron Park 2013-03-27 2013-03-27 1:00 pm 40.5309, -74.1778 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 03:43:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Kid's Week at the Ft. Totten Visitor Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/27/kids-week-at-the-ft-totten-visitor-center http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/27/kids-week-at-the-ft-totten-visitor-center Date: March 27, 2013

We connect children with nature to encourage active exploration of the natural world. Children who spend time outdoors develop strong imaginations and learn to socialize better with others. Urban Park Rangers are role models who encourage children to let their imaginations run wild in a safe, supportive atmosphere.

While most of our programs are family friendly, the programs highlighted here are specifically for young children and families. Whether enjoying a family friendly movie under the stars, freeing your imagination playing in nature, or learning about conservation through eco-crafts, a free Ranger program is the perfect addition to your family’s week. All supplies provided.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

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

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Q458 Fort Totten Park 2013-03-27 2013-03-27 1:00 pm 40.7952, -73.7784 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 03:43:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Spring Break: Papermaking 101 at Wave Hill]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/27/spring-break-papermaking-101-at-wave-hill http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/27/spring-break-papermaking-101-at-wave-hill Date: March 27, 2013

Learn how to make your own sheets of beautifully textured paper and experiment with using different kinds of pulp, with renowned papermaker Randy Brozen. Geared for children between the ages 5 to 10 and a parent or caregiver. Registration required, online at www.wavehill.org, by calling 718.549.3200 x305 or at the Perkins Visitor Center. Space is limited.

Photo credit: Joshua Bright

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Ecology Building (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2013-03-27 2013-03-27 1:30 pm 3:00 pm 40.8979, -73.9111 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51364ee59696c.JPG Thu, 24 Apr 2014 03:43:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Spring into Journaling!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/27/spring-into-journaling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/27/spring-into-journaling Date: March 27, 2013

Learn about which animals live in the Greenbelt year-round and which return in springtime. Create your own field journal to write or sketch about the Greenbelt, and decorate the cover. Then take a short walk in search of Greenbelt animals. This program is suitable for ages 7 and up with adult chaperone. Registration and pre-payment required.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2013-03-27 2013-03-27 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.5884, -74.1391 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 03:43:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Moonshine]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/27/moonshine http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/27/moonshine Date: March 27, 2013

Enjoy the night as a ranger guides you along the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge trail on a full moon night. Please wear sturdy shoes and dress for the weather.
You are welcome to bring a flashlight. Rain date, Thursday, March 28.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center (in Jamaica Bay Park)

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Q309 Jamaica Bay Park 2013-03-27 2013-03-27 7:00 pm 8:30 pm 40.619, -73.8264 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5149ea9be96a2.jpg Thu, 24 Apr 2014 03:43:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/28/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/28/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: March 28, 2013

Come to Fort Tryon Park and try something new! Join us on Saturdays, Tuesday and Thursday 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. Rain and weather / air advisory cancels. Fitness programs are cancelled if the weather is lower than 20 degrees.

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2013-03-28 2013-03-28 7:30 am 8:30 pm 40.8606, -73.9338 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 03:43:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Repetition in Design]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/28/repetition-in-design http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/28/repetition-in-design Date: March 28, 2013

A series of oil paintings on canvas along with original sketches by Queens artist Gennadyi Gurman. Mr. Gurman is also QBG's Supervising Museum Instructor. This exhibit, in the Gallery of the Visitor & Administration Building is an exploration of life inside repetitive shapes.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2013-03-28 2013-03-28 8:00 am 4:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 03:43:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition, Benjamin Swett: New York City of Trees]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/28/exhibition-benjamin-swett-new-york-city-of-trees http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/28/exhibition-benjamin-swett-new-york-city-of-trees Date: March 28, 2013

The photography exhibition New York City of Trees by Benjamin Swett is on view in the Arsenal Gallery from March 6 through April 26 (Arbor Day and Frederick Law Olmsted’s birthday). Twenty-eight color portraits of trees around the five boroughs take the viewer up close to some of the extraordinary species that grow along the streets and in the parks, cemeteries, gardens, and backyards of the city. On view in the Arsenal Gallery from March 6 through April 26 (Arbor Day and Frederick Law Olmsted’s birthday), the images have been selected from Swett’s forthcoming book New York City of Trees, to be released by the Quantuck Lane Press on March 6.

After working at Parks for thirteen years, Swett left in 2001 to pursue a career as a freelance photographer but continued to photograph New York City’s urban forest, fascinated by the connections between trees and the city’s history. “We know that trees improve living conditions in cities by filtering and cooling the air, absorbing excess rainwater, and making neighborhoods more attractive,” writes Swett. “But little has been said about the importance of trees as keepers of a city’s past. The aim in taking these pictures—aside from taking the best photographs I could—was to try to bring back into focus an aspect of the city that most people tend to take for granted until something happens to it. The idea has been to remind New Yorkers how much of their own lives and the lives of neighbors these trees quietly contain.”

This project was partially funded through a grant from Furthermore: a program of the J.M. Kaplan Fund, with additional support from the City Parks Foundation.

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 2013-03-28 2013-03-28 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5115428d3278a.jpg Thu, 24 Apr 2014 03:43:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Living In Sequence Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/28/living-in-sequence-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/28/living-in-sequence-exhibition Date: March 28, 2013

Living in Sequence is a comic book exhibition celebrating Poe Park's place in comic history. Bob Kane, Bill Finger and Jerry Robinson once created Batman, Robin and the Joker while sitting on a park bench in Poe Park. Living in Sequence will take you on a journey from the golden age of comics through today, demonstrating how the American art form of comics still thrives in the Bronx.

Artists works on display: Shawn Atkinson, Chris Duckett, Trevor Von Eeden, Will Eisner, Ray Felix, Corey F. Godwell, Dmitry Gubin, Hal Foster, N. Steve Harris, Irwin Hasen, Jack Kirby, Carl Kent, Alitha E Martinez, Regine Sawyer, Jerry Robinson, Vanessa Verduga and Roberto Williams.

Due to popular demand, Living In Sequence has been extended to March 30, 2013.

Closing reception is Saturday, March 30, 2013, from 1pm-5pm

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2013-03-28 2013-03-28 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51128630745bc.JPG Thu, 24 Apr 2014 03:43:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Stretching, Toning, and Relaxation at the Poe Visitor Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/28/craniosacral-relaxation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/28/craniosacral-relaxation Date: March 28, 2013

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

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

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2013-03-28 2013-03-28 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 03:43:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Mad. Sq. Art: Sandra Gibson & Luis Recoder Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/28/mad-sq-art-sandra-gibson-luis-recoder-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/28/mad-sq-art-sandra-gibson-luis-recoder-exhibition Date: March 28, 2013

Madison Square Park Conservancy’s Mad. Sq. Art announces a new installation to inaugurate the spring 2013 season: Topsy-Turvy: A Camera Obscura Installation (2013) by New York-based artists Sandra Gibson and Luis Recoder. On view from March 1 – April 5, 2013, Topsy-Turvy will reimagine one of the world’s oldest moving image devices into a life-sized 10-foot by 10-foot structure. Park visitors will be able to enter the interactive, large-scale installation, which will utilize the physical properties of light to capture images of the surrounding Flatiron District in real time. This centuries-old artistic medium will alter how visitors experience the park and engage with the various elements of New York City’s urban landscape through a new and exciting lens.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 538-1884

Location: Southern End (in Madison Square Park)

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M052 Madison Square Park 2013-03-28 2013-03-28 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.741, -73.9883 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/510199a071f39.jpg Thu, 24 Apr 2014 03:43:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Woodland Discovery Kit in Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/28/woodland-discovery-kit-in-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/28/woodland-discovery-kit-in-central-park Date: March 28, 2013

Visit The Wild Garden: Discovering Central Park Woodlands exhibit and start exploring the North Woods on your own by borrowing a North Woods Discovery Kit stocked with binoculars, a hand lens, and flora/fauna guides. Accompanying adult with valid ID required. Purchase an optional Discovery Journal for $2 for a one-of-a-kind woodland adventure. Recommended for ages 8 – 12.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2013-03-28 2013-03-28 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7968, -73.9515 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 03:43:32 EDT
<![CDATA[The Wild Garden: Discovering Central Park Woodlands Exhibit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/28/the-wild-garden-discovering-central-park-woodlands-exhibit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/28/the-wild-garden-discovering-central-park-woodlands-exhibit Date: March 28, 2013

Use this hands-on exhibit to illuminate the history, ecology, and management of the woodlands and learn why these landscapes are so essential to the purpose of Central Park. The exhibit includes a digital interactive app highlighting historic photos and revealing hidden features. Exhibit introductions are available by appointment for groups of 10 or more; call (212) 860-1370 for more information.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2013-03-28 2013-03-28 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7968, -73.9515 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 03:43:32 EDT
<![CDATA[The Orchid Show at The New York Botanical Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/28/the-orchid-show-at-the-new-york-botanical-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/28/the-orchid-show-at-the-new-york-botanical-garden Date: March 28, 2013

Beginning March 2, The Orchid Show dramatically transforms The New York Botanical Garden’s landmark Enid A. Haupt Conservatory into a lush rain forest. Each year, the eagerly anticipated exhibition displays thousands of orchids in the country’s largest curated show featuring orchids. This year, the exhibition is designed by the Botanical Garden’s own Francisca Coelho, Vivian and Edward Merrin Vice President for Glasshouses and Exhibitions.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 817-8700

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2013-03-28 2013-03-28 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/511bfc0297cbb.JPG Thu, 24 Apr 2014 03:43:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Community Environmental Center EcoHouse]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/28/community-environmental-center-ecohouse http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/28/community-environmental-center-ecohouse Date: March 28, 2013

The Community Environmental Center EcoHouse, a mobile, free, environmental education exhibit, will be at storm-damaged Inwood Hill Park through April 5. Fun as well as educational, the EcoHouse is an ideal experience for both youngsters and their parents. Wall signs explain all the displays, but to really get the full EcoHouse effect, listen to CEC’s expert guides, or bring your cell or smart phone and listen to the audio guide.

Hours are Mondays through Fridays, 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. for school groups; and 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. and Saturday, 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., for the general public (But walk-ins are welcome at any time!). For more information about how to visit the EcoHouse, or to arrange a group tour, contact Katherine Gloede, kgloede@cecenter.org.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Park entrance at 218th Street & Indian Road (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2013-03-28 2013-03-28 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.8729, -73.9186 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/514351473dcae.jpg Thu, 24 Apr 2014 03:43:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Spring Surprises]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/28/spring-surprises http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/28/spring-surprises Date: March 28, 2013

On this family-friendly nature walk, we will seek out some springtime surprises, including a plant that has been used as makeup, flowers that have gone to
war, and birds of many kinds. We’ll have binoculars available to borrow, but please bring your own if you have them.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center (in Jamaica Bay Park)

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Q309 Jamaica Bay Park 2013-03-28 2013-03-28 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.619, -73.8264 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5149f0c758add.jpg Thu, 24 Apr 2014 03:43:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Street Types: Turn of the Century Portraiture By Alice Austen]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/28/street-types-turn-of-the-century-portraiture-by-alice-austen http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/28/street-types-turn-of-the-century-portraiture-by-alice-austen Date: March 28, 2013

This show explores the portraits Alice Austen made on the streets of Manhattan at the turn of the last century. Her curious work captured the faces of New York City’s working class, as the population exploded with an influx of new immigrants, hoping to find the American Dream.
The Alice Austen House Museum is accessible to wheelchair users. There is a wheelchair ramp located in the rear of the museum.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-4506

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

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R117 Alice Austen Park 2013-03-28 2013-03-28 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.6146, -74.0631 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 03:43:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Kid's Week at the Salt Marsh Nature Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/28/kids-week-at-the-salt-marsh-nature-center http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/28/kids-week-at-the-salt-marsh-nature-center Date: March 28, 2013

We connect children with nature to encourage active exploration of the natural world. Children who spend time outdoors develop strong imaginations and learn to socialize better with others. Urban Park Rangers are role models who encourage children to let their imaginations run wild in a safe, supportive atmosphere.

While most of our programs are family friendly, the programs highlighted here are specifically for young children and families. Whether enjoying a family friendly movie under the stars, freeing your imagination playing in nature, or learning about conservation through eco-crafts, a free Ranger program is the perfect addition to your family’s week. All supplies provided.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Salt Marsh Nature Center (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2013-03-28 2013-03-28 11:00 am 40.6047, -73.9298 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 03:43:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/28/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/28/bryant-park-juggling Date: March 28, 2013

Test your coordination and dexterity with free juggling lessons. All skill levels are welcome and equipment is provided.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-03-28 2013-03-28 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 03:43:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Castle and its Kingdom]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/28/castle-and-its-kingdom http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/28/castle-and-its-kingdom Date: March 28, 2013

Take a walk around the lands dominated by Belvedere Castle, situated high on Vista Rock. Visit the 55 acre realm on an eclectic tour of history and nature.

Groups of seven or more people should call (212) 360-2726 or email tours@centralparknyc.org to schedule a custom tour.

Accessibility level: Moderate inclines and stairs, paths clear and negotiable - only parts accessible to people with disabilities.

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0210

Location: Belvedere Castle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-03-28 2013-03-28 12:30 pm 1:30 pm 40.7793, -73.9691 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 03:43:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Kid's Week at Van Cortlandt Nature Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/28/kids-week-at-crotona-nature-center1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/28/kids-week-at-crotona-nature-center1 Date: March 28, 2013

We connect children with nature to encourage active exploration of the natural world. Children who spend time outdoors develop strong imaginations and learn to socialize better with others. Urban Park Rangers are role models who encourage children to let their imaginations run wild in a safe, supportive atmosphere.

While most of our programs are family friendly, the programs highlighted here are specifically for young children and families. Whether enjoying a family friendly movie under the stars, freeing your imagination playing in nature, or learning about conservation through eco-crafts, a free Ranger program is the perfect addition to your family’s week. All supplies provided.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 548-0912

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2013-03-28 2013-03-28 1:00 pm 40.8911, -73.894 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 03:43:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Kid's Week at Blue Heron Nature Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/28/kids-week-at-blue-heron-nature-center http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/28/kids-week-at-blue-heron-nature-center Date: March 28, 2013

We connect children with nature to encourage active exploration of the natural world. Children who spend time outdoors develop strong imaginations and learn to socialize better with others. Urban Park Rangers are role models who encourage children to let their imaginations run wild in a safe, supportive atmosphere.

While most of our programs are family friendly, the programs highlighted here are specifically for young children and families. Whether enjoying a family friendly movie under the stars, freeing your imagination playing in nature, or learning about conservation through eco-crafts, a free Ranger program is the perfect addition to your family’s week. All supplies provided.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

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

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R119 Blue Heron Park 2013-03-28 2013-03-28 1:00 pm 40.5309, -74.1778 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 03:43:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Kid's Week at the Forest Park Visitor's Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/28/kids-week-at-the-ft-totten-visitor-center http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/28/kids-week-at-the-ft-totten-visitor-center Date: March 28, 2013

We connect children with nature to encourage active exploration of the natural world. Children who spend time outdoors develop strong imaginations and learn to socialize better with others. Urban Park Rangers are role models who encourage children to let their imaginations run wild in a safe, supportive atmosphere.

While most of our programs are family friendly, the programs highlighted here are specifically for young children and families. Whether enjoying a family friendly movie under the stars, freeing your imagination playing in nature, or learning about conservation through eco-crafts, a free Ranger program is the perfect addition to your family’s week. All supplies provided.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 352.1769

Location: Forest Park Visitor Center (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2013-03-28 2013-03-28 1:00 pm 40.7003, -73.8548 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 03:43:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Kid's Week at Belvedere Castle]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/28/kids-week-at-belvedere-castle http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/28/kids-week-at-belvedere-castle Date: March 28, 2013

We connect children with nature to encourage active exploration of the natural world. Children who spend time outdoors develop strong imaginations and learn to socialize better with others. Urban Park Rangers are role models who encourage children to let their imaginations run wild in a safe, supportive atmosphere.

While most of our programs are family friendly, the programs highlighted here are specifically for young children and families. Whether enjoying a family friendly movie under the stars, freeing your imagination playing in nature, or learning about conservation through eco-crafts, a free Ranger program is the perfect addition to your family’s week. All supplies provided.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Belvedere Castle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-03-28 2013-03-28 2:00 pm 40.7793, -73.9691 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 03:43:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Just Food Conference]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/29/just-food-conference http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/29/just-food-conference Date: March 29, 2013

This annual conference offers opportunities for the public, food professionals, entrepreneurs, job seekers, CSA members, community organizers and farmers to come together for two days of workshops and skill-building sessions. The conference offers more than 100 workshops covering cooking and food preservation techniques, CSA trends, local and national farm and food issues, as well as ways to mobilize communities in order to increase access to farm-fresh, locally-grown food.

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit the Just Food Events Web site.

Food & Finance High School
525 West 50th Street
Manhattan

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Food & Finance High School

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2013-03-29 2013-03-29 8:00 am 7:30 pm 40.7654, -73.993 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 03:43:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Repetition in Design]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/29/repetition-in-design http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/29/repetition-in-design Date: March 29, 2013

A series of oil paintings on canvas along with original sketches by Queens artist Gennadyi Gurman. Mr. Gurman is also QBG's Supervising Museum Instructor. This exhibit, in the Gallery of the Visitor & Administration Building is an exploration of life inside repetitive shapes.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2013-03-29 2013-03-29 8:00 am 4:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 03:43:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Registration Closed: Riverdale Park: Invasive Removal]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/29/riverdale-park-invasive-removal http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/29/riverdale-park-invasive-removal Date: March 29, 2013

Come out and volunteer with Natural Areas Volunteers (NAV) at Riverdale Park to help remove weeds around existing plantings. This work will help maintain the livelihood of the restored forest. Volunteers will be trained in invasive weed identification and removal techniques. Come dressed in sturdy boots or shoes, long pants and clothing that can get dirty.

Space is limited. Registration is required for this event.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-3317

Location: Riverdale Park at Railroad Terrace

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2013-03-29 2013-03-29 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.9038, -73.9137 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 03:43:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition, Benjamin Swett: New York City of Trees]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/29/exhibition-benjamin-swett-new-york-city-of-trees http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/29/exhibition-benjamin-swett-new-york-city-of-trees Date: March 29, 2013

The photography exhibition New York City of Trees by Benjamin Swett is on view in the Arsenal Gallery from March 6 through April 26 (Arbor Day and Frederick Law Olmsted’s birthday). Twenty-eight color portraits of trees around the five boroughs take the viewer up close to some of the extraordinary species that grow along the streets and in the parks, cemeteries, gardens, and backyards of the city. On view in the Arsenal Gallery from March 6 through April 26 (Arbor Day and Frederick Law Olmsted’s birthday), the images have been selected from Swett’s forthcoming book New York City of Trees, to be released by the Quantuck Lane Press on March 6.

After working at Parks for thirteen years, Swett left in 2001 to pursue a career as a freelance photographer but continued to photograph New York City’s urban forest, fascinated by the connections between trees and the city’s history. “We know that trees improve living conditions in cities by filtering and cooling the air, absorbing excess rainwater, and making neighborhoods more attractive,” writes Swett. “But little has been said about the importance of trees as keepers of a city’s past. The aim in taking these pictures—aside from taking the best photographs I could—was to try to bring back into focus an aspect of the city that most people tend to take for granted until something happens to it. The idea has been to remind New Yorkers how much of their own lives and the lives of neighbors these trees quietly contain.”

This project was partially funded through a grant from Furthermore: a program of the J.M. Kaplan Fund, with additional support from the City Parks Foundation.

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 2013-03-29 2013-03-29 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5115428d3278a.jpg Thu, 24 Apr 2014 03:43:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Living In Sequence Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/29/living-in-sequence-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/29/living-in-sequence-exhibition Date: March 29, 2013

Living in Sequence is a comic book exhibition celebrating Poe Park's place in comic history. Bob Kane, Bill Finger and Jerry Robinson once created Batman, Robin and the Joker while sitting on a park bench in Poe Park. Living in Sequence will take you on a journey from the golden age of comics through today, demonstrating how the American art form of comics still thrives in the Bronx.

Artists works on display: Shawn Atkinson, Chris Duckett, Trevor Von Eeden, Will Eisner, Ray Felix, Corey F. Godwell, Dmitry Gubin, Hal Foster, N. Steve Harris, Irwin Hasen, Jack Kirby, Carl Kent, Alitha E Martinez, Regine Sawyer, Jerry Robinson, Vanessa Verduga and Roberto Williams.

Due to popular demand, Living In Sequence has been extended to March 30, 2013.

Closing reception is Saturday, March 30, 2013, from 1pm-5pm

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2013-03-29 2013-03-29 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51128630745bc.JPG Thu, 24 Apr 2014 03:43:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Mad. Sq. Art: Sandra Gibson & Luis Recoder Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/29/mad-sq-art-sandra-gibson-luis-recoder-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/29/mad-sq-art-sandra-gibson-luis-recoder-exhibition Date: March 29, 2013

Madison Square Park Conservancy’s Mad. Sq. Art announces a new installation to inaugurate the spring 2013 season: Topsy-Turvy: A Camera Obscura Installation (2013) by New York-based artists Sandra Gibson and Luis Recoder. On view from March 1 – April 5, 2013, Topsy-Turvy will reimagine one of the world’s oldest moving image devices into a life-sized 10-foot by 10-foot structure. Park visitors will be able to enter the interactive, large-scale installation, which will utilize the physical properties of light to capture images of the surrounding Flatiron District in real time. This centuries-old artistic medium will alter how visitors experience the park and engage with the various elements of New York City’s urban landscape through a new and exciting lens.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 538-1884

Location: Southern End (in Madison Square Park)

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M052 Madison Square Park 2013-03-29 2013-03-29 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.741, -73.9883 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/510199a071f39.jpg Thu, 24 Apr 2014 03:43:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Woodland Discovery Kit in Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/29/woodland-discovery-kit-in-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/29/woodland-discovery-kit-in-central-park Date: March 29, 2013

Visit The Wild Garden: Discovering Central Park Woodlands exhibit and start exploring the North Woods on your own by borrowing a North Woods Discovery Kit stocked with binoculars, a hand lens, and flora/fauna guides. Accompanying adult with valid ID required. Purchase an optional Discovery Journal for $2 for a one-of-a-kind woodland adventure. Recommended for ages 8 – 12.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2013-03-29 2013-03-29 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7968, -73.9515 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 03:43:32 EDT
<![CDATA[The Wild Garden: Discovering Central Park Woodlands Exhibit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/29/the-wild-garden-discovering-central-park-woodlands-exhibit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/29/the-wild-garden-discovering-central-park-woodlands-exhibit Date: March 29, 2013

Use this hands-on exhibit to illuminate the history, ecology, and management of the woodlands and learn why these landscapes are so essential to the purpose of Central Park. The exhibit includes a digital interactive app highlighting historic photos and revealing hidden features. Exhibit introductions are available by appointment for groups of 10 or more; call (212) 860-1370 for more information.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2013-03-29 2013-03-29 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7968, -73.9515 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 03:43:32 EDT
<![CDATA[The Orchid Show at The New York Botanical Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/29/the-orchid-show-at-the-new-york-botanical-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/29/the-orchid-show-at-the-new-york-botanical-garden Date: March 29, 2013

Beginning March 2, The Orchid Show dramatically transforms The New York Botanical Garden’s landmark Enid A. Haupt Conservatory into a lush rain forest. Each year, the eagerly anticipated exhibition displays thousands of orchids in the country’s largest curated show featuring orchids. This year, the exhibition is designed by the Botanical Garden’s own Francisca Coelho, Vivian and Edward Merrin Vice President for Glasshouses and Exhibitions.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 817-8700

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2013-03-29 2013-03-29 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/511bfc0297cbb.JPG Thu, 24 Apr 2014 03:43:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Community Environmental Center EcoHouse]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/29/community-environmental-center-ecohouse http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/29/community-environmental-center-ecohouse Date: March 29, 2013

The Community Environmental Center EcoHouse, a mobile, free, environmental education exhibit, will be at storm-damaged Inwood Hill Park through April 5. Fun as well as educational, the EcoHouse is an ideal experience for both youngsters and their parents. Wall signs explain all the displays, but to really get the full EcoHouse effect, listen to CEC’s expert guides, or bring your cell or smart phone and listen to the audio guide.

Hours are Mondays through Fridays, 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. for school groups; and 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. and Saturday, 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., for the general public (But walk-ins are welcome at any time!). For more information about how to visit the EcoHouse, or to arrange a group tour, contact Katherine Gloede, kgloede@cecenter.org.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Park entrance at 218th Street & Indian Road (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2013-03-29 2013-03-29 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.8729, -73.9186 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/514351473dcae.jpg Thu, 24 Apr 2014 03:43:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Street Types: Turn of the Century Portraiture By Alice Austen]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/29/street-types-turn-of-the-century-portraiture-by-alice-austen http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/29/street-types-turn-of-the-century-portraiture-by-alice-austen Date: March 29, 2013

This show explores the portraits Alice Austen made on the streets of Manhattan at the turn of the last century. Her curious work captured the faces of New York City’s working class, as the population exploded with an influx of new immigrants, hoping to find the American Dream.
The Alice Austen House Museum is accessible to wheelchair users. There is a wheelchair ramp located in the rear of the museum.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-4506

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

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R117 Alice Austen Park 2013-03-29 2013-03-29 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.6146, -74.0631 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 03:43:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Kid's Week at the Salt Marsh Nature Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/29/kids-week-at-the-salt-marsh-nature-center http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/29/kids-week-at-the-salt-marsh-nature-center Date: March 29, 2013

We connect children with nature to encourage active exploration of the natural world. Children who spend time outdoors develop strong imaginations and learn to socialize better with others. Urban Park Rangers are role models who encourage children to let their imaginations run wild in a safe, supportive atmosphere.

While most of our programs are family friendly, the programs highlighted here are specifically for young children and families. Whether enjoying a family friendly movie under the stars, freeing your imagination playing in nature, or learning about conservation through eco-crafts, a free Ranger program is the perfect addition to your family’s week. All supplies provided.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Salt Marsh Nature Center (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2013-03-29 2013-03-29 11:00 am 40.6047, -73.9298 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 03:43:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/29/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/29/bryant-park-juggling Date: March 29, 2013

Test your coordination and dexterity with free juggling lessons. All skill levels are welcome and equipment is provided.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-03-29 2013-03-29 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 03:43:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Views From the Past]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/29/views-from-the-past http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/29/views-from-the-past Date: March 29, 2013

Imagine living as a 19th century New Yorker taking a journey through Central Park. Along the way, you will learn about the Park's history and hear how its designers, Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux, struggled to turn their visions into our reality.

Groups of seven or more people should call (212) 360-2726 or email tours@centralparknyc.org to schedule a custom tour.

Accessibility level: Easy to negotiate; paths and few stairs - mostly accessible to people with disabilities.

Start time: 12:30 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 2013-03-29 2013-03-29 12:30 pm 1:30 pm 40.7691, -73.9741 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 03:43:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Kid's Week at Van Cortlandt Nature Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/29/kids-week-at-van-cortlandt-nature-center http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/29/kids-week-at-van-cortlandt-nature-center Date: March 29, 2013

We connect children with nature to encourage active exploration of the natural world. Children who spend time outdoors develop strong imaginations and learn to socialize better with others. Urban Park Rangers are role models who encourage children to let their imaginations run wild in a safe, supportive atmosphere.

While most of our programs are family friendly, the programs highlighted here are specifically for young children and families. Whether enjoying a family friendly movie under the stars, freeing your imagination playing in nature, or learning about conservation through eco-crafts, a free Ranger program is the perfect addition to your family’s week. All supplies provided.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 548-0912

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2013-03-29 2013-03-29 1:00 pm 40.8911, -73.894 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 03:43:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Kid's Week at Blue Heron Nature Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/29/kids-week-at-blue-heron-nature-center http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/29/kids-week-at-blue-heron-nature-center Date: March 29, 2013

We connect children with nature to encourage active exploration of the natural world. Children who spend time outdoors develop strong imaginations and learn to socialize better with others. Urban Park Rangers are role models who encourage children to let their imaginations run wild in a safe, supportive atmosphere.

While most of our programs are family friendly, the programs highlighted here are specifically for young children and families. Whether enjoying a family friendly movie under the stars, freeing your imagination playing in nature, or learning about conservation through eco-crafts, a free Ranger program is the perfect addition to your family’s week. All supplies provided.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

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

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R119 Blue Heron Park 2013-03-29 2013-03-29 1:00 pm 40.5309, -74.1778 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 03:43:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Kid's Week at Belvedere Castle]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/29/kids-week-at-belvedere-castle http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/29/kids-week-at-belvedere-castle Date: March 29, 2013

We connect children with nature to encourage active exploration of the natural world. Children who spend time outdoors develop strong imaginations and learn to socialize better with others. Urban Park Rangers are role models who encourage children to let their imaginations run wild in a safe, supportive atmosphere.

While most of our programs are family friendly, the programs highlighted here are specifically for young children and families. Whether enjoying a family friendly movie under the stars, freeing your imagination playing in nature, or learning about conservation through eco-crafts, a free Ranger program is the perfect addition to your family’s week. All supplies provided.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Belvedere Castle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-03-29 2013-03-29 2:00 pm 40.7793, -73.9691 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 03:43:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Van Cortlandt Track Club Saturday Morning Group-Run]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/30/van-cortlandt-track-club-saturday-morning-grouprun http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/30/van-cortlandt-track-club-saturday-morning-grouprun Date: March 30, 2013

Good Morning! Come join the Van Cortlandt Track Club for regular morning group runs through and around the Yonkers-Bronx border in small groups each Saturday morning at 8AM!

We break into various groups based on different paces and distances, starting with a loop of the Parade Grounds, then some peel off through the trails for various length and speed runs in smaller groups.

Be sure to meet back up after the run for breakfast!

Visit www.vctc.org for details & local running tips.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Van Cortlandt Stadium (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2013-03-30 2013-03-30 8:00 am 40.888, -73.8968 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 03:43:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Just Food Conference]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/30/just-food-conference http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/30/just-food-conference Date: March 30, 2013

This annual conference offers opportunities for the public, food professionals, entrepreneurs, job seekers, CSA members, community organizers and farmers to come together for two days of workshops and skill-building sessions. The conference offers more than 100 workshops covering cooking and food preservation techniques, CSA trends, local and national farm and food issues, as well as ways to mobilize communities in order to increase access to farm-fresh, locally-grown food.

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit the Just Food Events Web site.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Food & Finance High School

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2013-03-30 2013-03-30 8:00 am 6:30 pm 40.7654, -73.993 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 03:43:32 EDT
<![CDATA[2013 Group Trail Runs High Rock Park in the Greenbelt]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/30/2013-group-trail-runs-high-rock-park-in-the-greenbelt http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/30/2013-group-trail-runs-high-rock-park-in-the-greenbelt Date: March 30, 2013

Join experienced runners from the Staten Island Athletic Club (SIAC) for training runs leading up to the High Rock Challenge Adventure Race.The group will leave at 8 am from the High Rock parking lot. Note that the final distance and resulting route will be determined by the group’s skill and fitness level - everyone is welcome.There is no charge and no reservation requirement. Plan on one hour of running. Please share a ride to High Rock as parking is limited.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: 200 Nevada Avenue (in High Rock Park)

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R088 High Rock Park 2013-03-30 2013-03-30 8:00 am 40.5845, -74.1251 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 03:43:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Bird Walks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/30/bird-walks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/30/bird-walks Date: March 30, 2013

Bird Walks focus on wildlife happenings in the park and are led by NYC Audubon experts or the Urban Park Rangers.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 430-1890

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2013-03-30 2013-03-30 8:00 am 9:30 am 40.8911, -73.894 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 03:43:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Repetition in Design]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/30/repetition-in-design http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/30/repetition-in-design Date: March 30, 2013

A series of oil paintings on canvas along with original sketches by Queens artist Gennadyi Gurman. Mr. Gurman is also QBG's Supervising Museum Instructor. This exhibit, in the Gallery of the Visitor & Administration Building is an exploration of life inside repetitive shapes.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2013-03-30 2013-03-30 8:00 am 4:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 03:43:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Mad. Sq. Art: Sandra Gibson & Luis Recoder Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/30/mad-sq-art-sandra-gibson-luis-recoder-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/30/mad-sq-art-sandra-gibson-luis-recoder-exhibition Date: March 30, 2013

Madison Square Park Conservancy’s Mad. Sq. Art announces a new installation to inaugurate the spring 2013 season: Topsy-Turvy: A Camera Obscura Installation (2013) by New York-based artists Sandra Gibson and Luis Recoder. On view from March 1 – April 5, 2013, Topsy-Turvy will reimagine one of the world’s oldest moving image devices into a life-sized 10-foot by 10-foot structure. Park visitors will be able to enter the interactive, large-scale installation, which will utilize the physical properties of light to capture images of the surrounding Flatiron District in real time. This centuries-old artistic medium will alter how visitors experience the park and engage with the various elements of New York City’s urban landscape through a new and exciting lens.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 538-1884

Location: Southern End (in Madison Square Park)

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M052 Madison Square Park 2013-03-30 2013-03-30 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.741, -73.9883 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/510199a071f39.jpg Thu, 24 Apr 2014 03:43:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Woodland Discovery Kit in Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/30/woodland-discovery-kit-in-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/30/woodland-discovery-kit-in-central-park Date: March 30, 2013

Visit The Wild Garden: Discovering Central Park Woodlands exhibit and start exploring the North Woods on your own by borrowing a North Woods Discovery Kit stocked with binoculars, a hand lens, and flora/fauna guides. Accompanying adult with valid ID required. Purchase an optional Discovery Journal for $2 for a one-of-a-kind woodland adventure. Recommended for ages 8 – 12.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2013-03-30 2013-03-30 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7968, -73.9515 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 03:43:32 EDT
<![CDATA[The Wild Garden: Discovering Central Park Woodlands Exhibit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/30/the-wild-garden-discovering-central-park-woodlands-exhibit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/30/the-wild-garden-discovering-central-park-woodlands-exhibit Date: March 30, 2013

Use this hands-on exhibit to illuminate the history, ecology, and management of the woodlands and learn why these landscapes are so essential to the purpose of Central Park. The exhibit includes a digital interactive app highlighting historic photos and revealing hidden features. Exhibit introductions are available by appointment for groups of 10 or more; call (212) 860-1370 for more information.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2013-03-30 2013-03-30 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7968, -73.9515 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 03:43:32 EDT
<![CDATA[The Orchid Show at The New York Botanical Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/30/the-orchid-show-at-the-new-york-botanical-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/30/the-orchid-show-at-the-new-york-botanical-garden Date: March 30, 2013

Beginning March 2, The Orchid Show dramatically transforms The New York Botanical Garden’s landmark Enid A. Haupt Conservatory into a lush rain forest. Each year, the eagerly anticipated exhibition displays thousands of orchids in the country’s largest curated show featuring orchids. This year, the exhibition is designed by the Botanical Garden’s own Francisca Coelho, Vivian and Edward Merrin Vice President for Glasshouses and Exhibitions.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 817-8700

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2013-03-30 2013-03-30 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/511bfc0297cbb.JPG Thu, 24 Apr 2014 03:43:32 EDT
<![CDATA[NYC Audubon Early Spring Bird Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/30/nyc-audubon-early-spring-bird-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/30/nyc-audubon-early-spring-bird-walk Date: March 30, 2013

Meet for a hike around the ponds and uplands to look for the first birds of spring. We can expect to see ospreys, oystercatchers, ibis, great egrets, laughing gulls, and phoebes to name a few. Leader: Don Riepe.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 371-8577

Location: Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center (in Jamaica Bay Park)

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Q309 Jamaica Bay Park 2013-03-30 2013-03-30 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.619, -73.8264 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 03:43:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Volunteer at Lincoln Terrace Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/30/volunteer-at-lincoln-terrace-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/30/volunteer-at-lincoln-terrace-park Date: March 30, 2013

Volunteer at Lincoln Terrace Park in Brooklyn by raking leaves and spreading mulch and woodchips to trees and flower beds, and painting benches, fences, and light poles.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Eastern Parkway & Buffalo Avenue (in Lincoln Terrace / Arthur S. Somers Park)

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B054 Lincoln Terrace / Arthur S. Somers Park 2013-03-30 2013-03-30 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.6682, -73.9258 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 03:43:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Sprint to the Finish Indoor Triathlon]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/30/sprint-to-the-finish-indoor-triathlon http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/30/sprint-to-the-finish-indoor-triathlon Date: March 30, 2013

Need a challenge to work towards? Feeling stagnant in your exercise routine? Come test your fitness level and set new goals at the NYC Parks' Sprint to the Finish Indoor Triathlon!

Event includes a 300 yard swim, three mile stationary bike ride, and two mile treadmill run.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

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 2013-03-30 2013-03-30 10:00 am 40.8108, -73.9147 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 03:43:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Cross-Park Promenade]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/30/crosspark-promenade http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/30/crosspark-promenade Date: March 30, 2013

Join us for a tour through Central Park in which you will see a hidden bench that tells time, miniature boats powered by the wind, a magnificent sculpture celebrating fresh water, and much more!

Groups of seven or more people should call (212) 360-2726 or email tours@centralparknyc.org to schedule a custom tour.

Accessibility level: Easy to negotiate; paths and few stairs - mostly accessible to people with disabilities.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:45 am

Contact phone: (212) 772-0210

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

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M010 Central Park 2013-03-30 2013-03-30 10:30 am 11:45 am 40.7725, -73.967 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 03:43:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Film Making Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/30/film-making-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/30/film-making-workshop Date: March 30, 2013

Take a film workshop on DSLR Motion Photography with filmmaker Eddie Olmo. Students will learn photography in film making, writing a script and basic editing and will have the chance to create their own 3-minute film. Information on how to submit to Film Festivals will also be provided.

On April 13, students will screen and showcase their projects for a public audience.

Workshops will consist of 6 classes and 1 day of screening of 4 hours each every Saturday starting March 16 to April 13, 2013 from 10:30am - 2:30pm. Classes will be open to the age group of 16 and over with a class limit of 20 students.

Participants should call, email, or come in to sign up and be able to commit to completing the series.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2013-03-30 2013-03-30 10:30 am 2:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 03:43:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Creepy Crawlies!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/30/creepy-crawlies http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/30/creepy-crawlies Date: March 30, 2013

The itsy bitsy spider is fun to learn about, and the insects are too! Hear all about creepy crawlies during this interactive family friendly program.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center (in Jamaica Bay Park)

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Q309 Jamaica Bay Park 2013-03-30 2013-03-30 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.619, -73.8264 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5149f351cd51e.jpg Thu, 24 Apr 2014 03:43:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Strength And Conditioning Training Sessions With Next Level Performance]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/30/strength-and-conditioning-training-sessions-with-next-level-performance http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/30/strength-and-conditioning-training-sessions-with-next-level-performance Date: March 30, 2013

Are you ready for the High Rock Challenge? Training Sessions are fast paced and designed to build your strength and endurance for whatever the High Rock Challenge holds in store. Expect something different every week, the ROD is anything but routine. Certified instructors will guide you through a total body workout designed to engage the core and recruit numerous muscle groups, creating a high intensity cardiovascular based resistance routine.

Sessions take place outdoors in High Rock Park, which will help you get acquainted with the terrain for race day. The degree of difficulty and the duration of the sessions will increase as the weeks go on and race time nears. Dress for the weather, bring water and be prepared to get dirty.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 667-2165

Location: High Rock Gate (in High Rock Park)

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R088 High Rock Park 2013-03-30 2013-03-30 10:30 am 40.5838, -74.1233 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/513e263ca22eb.jpg Thu, 24 Apr 2014 03:43:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Bird Walks at The New York Botanical Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/30/bird-walks-at-the-new-york-botanical-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/30/bird-walks-at-the-new-york-botanical-garden Date: March 30, 2013

The diverse habitats of the Botanical Garden offer visitors a chance to see dozens of species of birds throughout the year. Bring your binoculars and walk the Garden grounds with an expert.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: 718-817-8700

Location: Watson Building (in Bronx Park)

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X002 Bronx Park 2013-03-30 2013-03-30 11:00 am 40.8624, -73.8805 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 03:43:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Chess Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/30/chess-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/30/chess-clinic Date: March 30, 2013

Learn new tactical insights from Chess Master Shirley Ben-Dak, then pit your newly acquired skills against other players at your level tournament-style.

Ages 6+.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-1461

Location: Chess & Checkers House (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-03-30 2013-03-30 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.7689, -73.9746 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 03:43:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Spring Egg Hunt at Queens Botanical Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/30/spring-egg-hunt-at-queens-botanical-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/30/spring-egg-hunt-at-queens-botanical-garden Date: March 30, 2013

Come enjoy the beauty of the Garden at QBG's first Spring Egg Hunt! Bring your own basket to collect eggs hidden in the Crabapple Orchard in our Arboretum. The fun continues with seasonal crafts activities for children and a special visit from Flora the Flower, QBG's mascot! This event will take place weather permitting and the fee is $5 per child, which includes Garden admission. The Parking Garden will be open for this event at $5 per vehicle.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2013-03-30 2013-03-30 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5123e48c4edfe.jpg Thu, 24 Apr 2014 03:43:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Street Types: Turn of the Century Portraiture By Alice Austen]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/30/street-types-turn-of-the-century-portraiture-by-alice-austen http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/30/street-types-turn-of-the-century-portraiture-by-alice-austen Date: March 30, 2013

This show explores the portraits Alice Austen made on the streets of Manhattan at the turn of the last century. Her curious work captured the faces of New York City’s working class, as the population exploded with an influx of new immigrants, hoping to find the American Dream.
The Alice Austen House Museum is accessible to wheelchair users. There is a wheelchair ramp located in the rear of the museum.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-4506

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

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R117 Alice Austen Park 2013-03-30 2013-03-30 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.6146, -74.0631 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 03:43:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Community Environmental Center EcoHouse]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/30/community-environmental-center-ecohouse http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/30/community-environmental-center-ecohouse Date: March 30, 2013

The Community Environmental Center EcoHouse, a mobile, free, environmental education exhibit, will be at storm-damaged Inwood Hill Park through April 5. Fun as well as educational, the EcoHouse is an ideal experience for both youngsters and their parents. Wall signs explain all the displays, but to really get the full EcoHouse effect, listen to CEC’s expert guides, or bring your cell or smart phone and listen to the audio guide.

Hours are Mondays through Fridays, 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. for school groups; and 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. and Saturday, 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., for the general public (But walk-ins are welcome at any time!). For more information about how to visit the EcoHouse, or to arrange a group tour, contact Katherine Gloede, kgloede@cecenter.org.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Park entrance at 218th Street & Indian Road (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2013-03-30 2013-03-30 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.8729, -73.9186 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/514351473dcae.jpg Thu, 24 Apr 2014 03:43:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Historic New York Walking Tour: Park Slope]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/30/historic-new-york-walking-tour-park-slope http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/30/historic-new-york-walking-tour-park-slope Date: March 30, 2013

Ice-age glaciers, Native Americans, Dutch traders, British Redcoats, and the Underground Railroad have all left their mark on New York City. Their stories can be found in the names of our streets, our architecture, and our parks. Urban Park Rangers specialize in interpretation of historic turning points, both natural and man-made, in our city’s long history.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Grand Army Plaza Arch (in Grand Army Plaza)

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B040 Grand Army Plaza 2013-03-30 2013-03-30 12:00 pm 40.6729, -73.9698 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 03:43:33 EDT
<![CDATA[West Side Stories]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/30/west-side-stories http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/30/west-side-stories Date: March 30, 2013

Walk through a scenic area on the western edge of Central Park, much of which is off the beaten track for most visitors. See rolling meadows, lake views, bridges of different styles, and a garden with flowers and plants mentioned by Shakespeare.

Groups of seven or more people should call (212) 360-2726 or email tours@centralparknyc.org to schedule a custom tour.

Accessibility level: Moderate inclines and stairs, paths clear and negotiable - only parts accessible to people with disabilities.

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0210

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

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M010 Central Park 2013-03-30 2013-03-30 12:30 pm 1:30 pm 40.782, -73.9714 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 03:43:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Exploring Clouds]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/30/exploring-clouds http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/30/exploring-clouds Date: March 30, 2013

Discover the different types of clouds and what they can tell us about upcoming weather patterns.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

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

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Q458 Fort Totten Park 2013-03-30 2013-03-30 1:00 pm 40.7952, -73.7784 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 03:43:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Living In Sequence Exhibition: Closing Reception]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/30/living-in-sequence-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/30/living-in-sequence-exhibition Date: March 30, 2013

Living in Sequence is a comic book exhibition celebrating Poe Park's place in comic history. Bob Kane, Bill Finger and Jerry Robinson once created Batman, Robin and the Joker while sitting on a park bench in Poe Park. Living in Sequence will take you on a journey from the golden age of comics through today, demonstrating how the American art form of comics still thrives in the Bronx.

Artists works on display: Shawn Atkinson, Chris Duckett, Trevor Von Eeden, Will Eisner, Ray Felix, Corey F. Godwell, Dmitry Gubin, Hal Foster, N. Steve Harris, Irwin Hasen, Jack Kirby, Carl Kent, Alitha E Martinez, Regine Sawyer, Jerry Robinson, Vanessa Verduga and Roberto Williams.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2013-03-30 2013-03-30 1:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51128630745bc.JPG Thu, 24 Apr 2014 03:43:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Sherman Creek Meadow Shearing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/30/sherman-creek-meadow-shearing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/30/sherman-creek-meadow-shearing Date: March 30, 2013

Help weed and cut back the grasses and perennials growing in the Sherman Creek Meadow. Learn about native meadow plants and how NYRP’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: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (917) 291-6436

Location: Sherman Creek Park (in Sherman Creek)

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M300 Sherman Creek 2013-03-30 2013-03-30 1:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.8611, -73.918 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 03:43:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Castle and its Kingdom]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/30/castle-and-its-kingdom http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/30/castle-and-its-kingdom Date: March 30, 2013

Take a walk around the lands dominated by Belvedere Castle, situated high on Vista Rock. Visit the 55 acre realm on an eclectic tour of history and nature.

Groups of seven or more people should call (212) 360-2726 or email tours@centralparknyc.org to schedule a custom tour.

Accessibility level: Moderate inclines and stairs, paths clear and negotiable - only parts accessible to people with disabilities.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0210

Location: Belvedere Castle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-03-30 2013-03-30 2:30 pm 3:30 pm 40.7793, -73.9691 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 03:43:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Nocturnal Wildlife]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/30/nocturnal-wildlife http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/30/nocturnal-wildlife Date: March 30, 2013

New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife. From falcons and salamanders, to deer and seals, wildlife viewing opportunities exist year-round in all of our parks and beaches. Wildlife viewing is a perfect activity for any age. Today wildlife viewing is recognized as one of the nation’s fastest growing activities. Our Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in New York City.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Belvedere Castle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-03-30 2013-03-30 5:00 pm 40.7793, -73.9691 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 03:43:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Repetition in Design]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/31/repetition-in-design http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/31/repetition-in-design Date: March 31, 2013

A series of oil paintings on canvas along with original sketches by Queens artist Gennadyi Gurman. Mr. Gurman is also QBG's Supervising Museum Instructor. This exhibit, in the Gallery of the Visitor & Administration Building is an exploration of life inside repetitive shapes.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2013-03-31 2013-03-31 8:00 am 4:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 03:43:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Birding: Winter Birds]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/31/birding-winter-birds http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/31/birding-winter-birds Date: March 31, 2013

We offer birding programs throughout the year and our Exploration series focuses on unique wildlife viewing opportunities during particular seasons. Birding programs are appropriate for all skill levels and beginners are welcome. To enhance your experience we encourage you to bring binoculars and field guides, or ask a Ranger to borrow a pair.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Salt Marsh Nature Center (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2013-03-31 2013-03-31 9:00 am 40.6047, -73.9298 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 03:43:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Mad. Sq. Art: Sandra Gibson & Luis Recoder Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/31/mad-sq-art-sandra-gibson-luis-recoder-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/31/mad-sq-art-sandra-gibson-luis-recoder-exhibition Date: March 31, 2013

Madison Square Park Conservancy’s Mad. Sq. Art announces a new installation to inaugurate the spring 2013 season: Topsy-Turvy: A Camera Obscura Installation (2013) by New York-based artists Sandra Gibson and Luis Recoder. On view from March 1 – April 5, 2013, Topsy-Turvy will reimagine one of the world’s oldest moving image devices into a life-sized 10-foot by 10-foot structure. Park visitors will be able to enter the interactive, large-scale installation, which will utilize the physical properties of light to capture images of the surrounding Flatiron District in real time. This centuries-old artistic medium will alter how visitors experience the park and engage with the various elements of New York City’s urban landscape through a new and exciting lens.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 538-1884

Location: Southern End (in Madison Square Park)

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M052 Madison Square Park 2013-03-31 2013-03-31 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.741, -73.9883 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/510199a071f39.jpg Thu, 24 Apr 2014 03:43:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Birding for Families]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/31/birding-for-families http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/31/birding-for-families Date: March 31, 2013

Experience Central Park as a precious bird habitat and learn how to spot our feathered neighbors on a walk with NYC Audubon. Binoculars available to borrow ; space is limited; please arrive early to sign in. Ages 5+.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 360-1461

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

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M010 Central Park 2013-03-31 2013-03-31 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7968, -73.9515 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 03:43:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Woodland Discovery Kit in Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/31/woodland-discovery-kit-in-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/31/woodland-discovery-kit-in-central-park Date: March 31, 2013

Visit The Wild Garden: Discovering Central Park Woodlands exhibit and start exploring the North Woods on your own by borrowing a North Woods Discovery Kit stocked with binoculars, a hand lens, and flora/fauna guides. Accompanying adult with valid ID required. Purchase an optional Discovery Journal for $2 for a one-of-a-kind woodland adventure. Recommended for ages 8 – 12.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2013-03-31 2013-03-31 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7968, -73.9515 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 03:43:33 EDT
<![CDATA[The Wild Garden: Discovering Central Park Woodlands Exhibit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/31/the-wild-garden-discovering-central-park-woodlands-exhibit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/31/the-wild-garden-discovering-central-park-woodlands-exhibit Date: March 31, 2013

Use this hands-on exhibit to illuminate the history, ecology, and management of the woodlands and learn why these landscapes are so essential to the purpose of Central Park. The exhibit includes a digital interactive app highlighting historic photos and revealing hidden features. Exhibit introductions are available by appointment for groups of 10 or more; call (212) 860-1370 for more information.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2013-03-31 2013-03-31 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7968, -73.9515 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 03:43:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Introduction to the Trails]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/31/introduction-to-the-trails http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/31/introduction-to-the-trails Date: March 31, 2013

Learn the fundamentals of hiking, get a great workout, and enjoy the outdoors!

Please wear hiking boots or all terrain shoes. Meet at the parking lot on Nevada Avenue.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 360-3300

Location: Parking Area (in High Rock Park)

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R088 High Rock Park 2013-03-31 2013-03-31 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.5839, -74.1254 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 03:43:33 EDT
<![CDATA[The Orchid Show at The New York Botanical Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/31/the-orchid-show-at-the-new-york-botanical-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/31/the-orchid-show-at-the-new-york-botanical-garden Date: March 31, 2013

Beginning March 2, The Orchid Show dramatically transforms The New York Botanical Garden’s landmark Enid A. Haupt Conservatory into a lush rain forest. Each year, the eagerly anticipated exhibition displays thousands of orchids in the country’s largest curated show featuring orchids. This year, the exhibition is designed by the Botanical Garden’s own Francisca Coelho, Vivian and Edward Merrin Vice President for Glasshouses and Exhibitions.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 817-8700

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2013-03-31 2013-03-31 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/511bfc0297cbb.JPG Thu, 24 Apr 2014 03:43:33 EDT
<![CDATA[New York and the American Revolution]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/31/new-york-and-the-american-revolution http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/31/new-york-and-the-american-revolution Date: March 31, 2013

Ice-age glaciers, Native Americans, Dutch traders, British Redcoats, and the Underground Railroad have all left their mark on New York City. Their stories can be found in the names of our streets, our architecture, and our parks. Urban Park Rangers specialize in interpretation of historic turning points, both natural and man-made, in our city’s long history.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Hylan Blvd and Satterlee Street

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2013-03-31 2013-03-31 11:00 am 40.5028, -74.2519 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 03:43:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Street Types: Turn of the Century Portraiture By Alice Austen]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/31/street-types-turn-of-the-century-portraiture-by-alice-austen http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/31/street-types-turn-of-the-century-portraiture-by-alice-austen Date: March 31, 2013

This show explores the portraits Alice Austen made on the streets of Manhattan at the turn of the last century. Her curious work captured the faces of New York City’s working class, as the population exploded with an influx of new immigrants, hoping to find the American Dream.
The Alice Austen House Museum is accessible to wheelchair users. There is a wheelchair ramp located in the rear of the museum.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-4506

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

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R117 Alice Austen Park 2013-03-31 2013-03-31 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.6146, -74.0631 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 03:43:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Views From the Past]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/31/views-from-the-past http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/31/views-from-the-past Date: March 31, 2013

Imagine living as a 19th century New Yorker taking a journey through Central Park. Along the way, you will learn about the Park's history and hear how its designers, Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux, struggled to turn their visions into our reality.

Groups of seven or more people should call (212) 360-2726 or email tours@centralparknyc.org to schedule a custom tour.

Accessibility level: Easy to negotiate; paths and few stairs - mostly accessible to people with disabilities.

Start time: 12:30 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 2013-03-31 2013-03-31 12:30 pm 1:30 pm 40.7691, -73.9741 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 03:43:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Wilderness Survival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/31/wilderness-survival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/31/wilderness-survival Date: March 31, 2013

Whether you are preparing for an extended journey through the woods or just want to be more prepared for any situation, a wilderness survival program is perfect for you. Wilderness survival programs take place in the fall and winter. All programs are family friendly, but are recommended for ages 8 years and older. Wilderness survival programs feature hands-on activities in an outdoor setting. Please dress appropriately for cold weather.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

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

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2013-03-31 2013-03-31 1:00 pm 40.87, -73.9211 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 03:43:33 EDT