NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2015 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://www.nycgovparks.org/sub_things_to_do/upcoming_events/events_search.php NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Sun, 03 May 2015 09:53:12 GMT NYC Parks News 25 25 http://www.nycgovparks.org/sub_things_to_do/upcoming_events/events_search.php http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/parks_leaf_thumb.gif <![CDATA[Ocean Breeze Summer Fitness: Jump into Summer]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/05/ocean-breeze-summer-fitness-jump-into-summer http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/05/ocean-breeze-summer-fitness-jump-into-summer Date: May 5, 2015

Jump your way to fitness! In this class, you'll use perform interval exercises with a jump rope to enhance endurance, stamina, and coordination.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 667-3543

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

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R046 Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach 2015-05-05 2015-05-05 11:00 am 11:30 am 40.5785, -74.0776 Mon, 27 Apr 2015 18:00:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/05/garden-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/05/garden-highlights-walk Date: May 5, 2015

Join us for an hour-long tour of seasonal garden highlights.

This event is free, and admission to the grounds is free until noon.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-05-05 2015-05-05 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.8987, -73.9125 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/553e6c555a402.jpg Wed, 29 Apr 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/05/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/05/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park Date: May 5, 2015

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

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

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M010 Central Park 2015-05-05 2015-05-05 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.7725, -73.967 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5522d5a3da8bf.jpg Mon, 06 Apr 2015 17:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Ocean Breeze Summer Fitness: AbDominator]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/05/ocean-breeze-summer-fitness-abdominator http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/05/ocean-breeze-summer-fitness-abdominator Date: May 5, 2015

AbDominator uses low to high intensity core workouts to strengthen your body's core, burn fat and increase flexibility.

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 667-3543

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

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R046 Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach 2015-05-05 2015-05-05 11:30 am 12:00 pm 40.5785, -74.0776 Mon, 27 Apr 2015 18:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/05/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/05/bryant-park-juggling Date: May 5, 2015

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 42nd Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-05-05 2015-05-05 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7543, -73.9834 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551c3ca583ca1.jpg Fri, 03 Apr 2015 16:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Abs Workout]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/05/abs-work-out http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/05/abs-work-out Date: May 5, 2015

Exercise workout focusing on abs, especially strength training your core

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-05-05 2015-05-05 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:15 EST
<![CDATA[Meditation and Hatha Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/05/meditationtasha-valentin http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/05/meditationtasha-valentin Date: May 5, 2015

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 1:45 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-05-05 2015-05-05 1:00 pm 1:45 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:11 EST
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/05/summer-sports-experience2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/05/summer-sports-experience2 Date: May 5, 2015

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

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 927-2012

Location: Highbridge Recreation Center (in Highbridge Park)

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M037 Highbridge Park 2015-05-05 2015-05-05 1:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.8426, -73.9343 Mon, 27 Apr 2015 18:00:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/05/summer-sports-experience3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/05/summer-sports-experience3 Date: May 5, 2015

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

To get started, please register by email with Queens Borough Coordinator Lyle Johnson (click here to email him). See you there!

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 263-1163

Location: Detective Keith L. Williams Field House (in Detective Keith L Williams Park)

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Q121 Detective Keith L Williams Park 2015-05-05 2015-05-05 1:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.7019, -73.7836 Fri, 01 May 2015 15:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/05/summer-sports-experience http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/05/summer-sports-experience Date: May 5, 2015

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

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 402-5155

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

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2015-05-05 2015-05-05 1:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.8108, -73.9147 Mon, 27 Apr 2015 18:00:23 EDT
<![CDATA[Le Petit Zen Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/05/le-petit-zen-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/05/le-petit-zen-art Date: May 5, 2015

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-05-05 2015-05-05 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 25 Mar 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Remembering Yesterday: Queens and Its World's Fairs]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/05/remembering-yesterday-queens-and-its-worlds-fairs http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/05/remembering-yesterday-queens-and-its-worlds-fairs Date: May 5, 2015

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

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

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 939-0647

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

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Q022 Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech 2015-05-05 2015-05-05 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.7637, -73.824 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/539f45af106a7.jpg Fri, 17 Apr 2015 17:00:11 EDT
<![CDATA[Ocean Breeze Summer Fitness: Breezy Bodies]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/05/ocean-breeze-summer-fitness-breezy-bodies http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/05/ocean-breeze-summer-fitness-breezy-bodies Date: May 5, 2015

Dance away, while focusing on building cardio and strengthening core muscles. Kickstart your summer fun with this upbeat class!

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 667-3543

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

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R046 Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach 2015-05-05 2015-05-05 3:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.5785, -74.0776 Mon, 27 Apr 2015 18:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Tuesdays at The Pavilion: Arts & Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/05/tuesdays-at-the-pavilion-arts-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/05/tuesdays-at-the-pavilion-arts-crafts Date: May 5, 2015

Union Square Park's playground isn't the only place kids can have fun in the park! Bring your little ones to The Pavilion in the North Plaza every Tuesday at 3 p.m. to explore fun new topics every month through arts and crafts!

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: The Pavilion in Union Square Park (in Union Square Park)

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M089 Union Square Park 2015-05-05 2015-05-05 3:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.7364, -73.9899 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/552d22b9b8f61.jpg Tue, 14 Apr 2015 11:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Frank White Memorial Garden: Annual Planting Week]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/05/frank-white-memorial-garden-annual-planting-week-day-2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/05/frank-white-memorial-garden-annual-planting-week-day-2 Date: May 5, 2015

Groups and individuals will work together on turning soil in raised beds, empty compost bins into raised beds, create smaller innovative garden plots, plant annuals and perennials in all areas food is growing, participate in group challenge course created by young people in the garden, create murals, and participate in or be entertained during the week.

The Brotherhood/Sister Sol is the non-profit organization whom has become stewards of the garden for over 10 years. Every year the Environmental Program of the organization plans events to bring the community into the garden and the first event is Planting Week.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 283-7044

Location: Frank White Memorial Garden

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2015-05-05 2015-05-05 4:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.8242, -73.9499 Mon, 27 Apr 2015 16:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Sunset Park Cinco de Mayo Celebration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/05/sunset-park-cinco-de-mayo-celebration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/05/sunset-park-cinco-de-mayo-celebration Date: May 5, 2015

Join us for this free festival! Enjoy Mexican Ballet Folkloric performances, games for children, information on health care, health screenings, prizes, arts & crafts for children, information tables on health insurance, give-a-ways & community resources.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 972-2135

Location: Sunset Park Recreation Center (in Sunset Park)

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B087 Sunset Park 2015-05-05 2015-05-05 5:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.648, -74.0037 Fri, 01 May 2015 16:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/05/bryant-park-juggling1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/05/bryant-park-juggling1 Date: May 5, 2015

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

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 42nd Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-05-05 2015-05-05 5:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.7543, -73.9834 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551c40306ac5e.jpg Fri, 03 Apr 2015 16:00:12 EDT
<![CDATA[Brooklyn Nets Wheelchair Basketball Open Gym]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/05/brooklyn-nets-wheelchair-basketball-open-gym http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/05/brooklyn-nets-wheelchair-basketball-open-gym Date: May 5, 2015

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

Start time: 7:45 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 353-7853

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

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2015-05-05 2015-05-05 7:45 pm 9:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8344 Tue, 28 Apr 2015 15:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: Nature & Science in Dialogue]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/06/art-in-the-garden-nature-science-in-dialogue http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/06/art-in-the-garden-nature-science-in-dialogue Date: May 6, 2015

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-05-06 2015-05-06 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55316a4e7ba86.jpg Fri, 17 Apr 2015 17:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Master Story Tellers Exhbition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/06/master-story-tellers-exhbition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/06/master-story-tellers-exhbition Date: May 6, 2015

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-05-06 2015-05-06 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551303695a60c.jpg Wed, 25 Mar 2015 17:00:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Ocean Breeze Summer Fitness: Morning Miles]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/06/ocean-breeze-summer-fitness-morning-miles http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/06/ocean-breeze-summer-fitness-morning-miles Date: May 6, 2015

Don’t have enough time to go for that run or have no one to workout with? This running program covers all the basics you're looking for. Incorporating speed, strength, and endurance, runners will face challenging workouts and will be completed in less than one hour!

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 667-3543

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

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R046 Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach 2015-05-06 2015-05-06 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.5785, -74.0776 Mon, 27 Apr 2015 18:00:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition: Mariella Bisson: Sunlight, Water and Gravity]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/06/exhibition-mariella-bisson-sunlight-water-and-gravity http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/06/exhibition-mariella-bisson-sunlight-water-and-gravity Date: May 6, 2015

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-05-06 2015-05-06 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/553526dd9d9c9.jpg Tue, 21 Apr 2015 16:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Ocean Breeze Summer Fitness: Breezy Seniors]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/06/ocean-breeze-summer-fitness-breezy-seniors http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/06/ocean-breeze-summer-fitness-breezy-seniors Date: May 6, 2015

Join us for a 1-2 mile walk from the Splaza towards the boardwalk, taking in the ocean scenery. The emphasis will be on flexibility, endurance, range of motion, muscles and joints.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 667-3543

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

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R046 Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach 2015-05-06 2015-05-06 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.5785, -74.0776 Mon, 27 Apr 2015 18:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Resiliency and Elements Art Exhibit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/06/resiliency-and-elements http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/06/resiliency-and-elements Date: May 6, 2015

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

Location: Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2015-05-06 2015-05-06 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.5026, -74.2518 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551835104e9c8.jpeg Wed, 08 Apr 2015 16:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Donnellan Square]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/06/its-my-park-at-donnellan-square http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/06/its-my-park-at-donnellan-square Date: May 6, 2015

This It's My Park season, please join the West Harlem Community Preservation Organization conduct a general clean-up in Donnellan Square. Please bring your own gloves if able.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 939-9201

Location: Donnellan Square

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M023 Donnellan Square 2015-05-06 2015-05-06 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.827, -73.9427 Fri, 24 Apr 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at St. Mary's Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/06/its-my-park-at-st-marys-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/06/its-my-park-at-st-marys-park Date: May 6, 2015

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Fieldston School to sweep, rake, and remove litter at St Mary's Park. Please email the contact above to register for the project. We look forward to a great day of cleaning up St Mary's Park!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (347) 416-1819

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

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2015-05-06 2015-05-06 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.8141, -73.9129 Fri, 24 Apr 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Ocean Breeze Summer Fitness: Breezy Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/06/ocean-breeze-summer-fitness-breezy-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/06/ocean-breeze-summer-fitness-breezy-walk Date: May 6, 2015

Join us for a 1-2 mile walk from Splaza towards the boardwalk, taking in the ocean scenery with handheld weights and bands. Mingle and meet your Ocean Breeze neighbors and have some fun!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 667-3543

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

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R046 Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach 2015-05-06 2015-05-06 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.5785, -74.0776 Mon, 27 Apr 2015 18:00:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Mid-Park Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/06/central-park-tour-midpark-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/06/central-park-tour-midpark-welcome-tour Date: May 6, 2015

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 11:45 am

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Alexander von Humboldt statue (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-05-06 2015-05-06 11:00 am 11:45 am 40.7794, -73.9734 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5522d48944911.jpg Mon, 06 Apr 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Dancercise]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/06/dancercise http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/06/dancercise Date: May 6, 2015

Get in shape with dance moves while using weights.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-05-06 2015-05-06 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 18 Feb 2015 17:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/06/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/06/bryant-park-juggling Date: May 6, 2015

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 42nd Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-05-06 2015-05-06 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7543, -73.9834 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551c3ca583ca1.jpg Fri, 03 Apr 2015 16:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/06/summer-sports-experience http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/06/summer-sports-experience Date: May 6, 2015

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

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 402-5155

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

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2015-05-06 2015-05-06 1:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.8108, -73.9147 Mon, 27 Apr 2015 18:00:23 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/06/summer-sports-experience2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/06/summer-sports-experience2 Date: May 6, 2015

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

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 927-2012

Location: Highbridge Recreation Center (in Highbridge Park)

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M037 Highbridge Park 2015-05-06 2015-05-06 1:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.8426, -73.9343 Mon, 27 Apr 2015 18:00:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/06/summer-sports-experience3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/06/summer-sports-experience3 Date: May 6, 2015

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

To get started, please register by email with Queens Borough Coordinator Lyle Johnson (click here to email him). See you there!

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 263-1163

Location: Detective Keith L. Williams Field House (in Detective Keith L Williams Park)

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Q121 Detective Keith L Williams Park 2015-05-06 2015-05-06 1:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.7019, -73.7836 Fri, 01 May 2015 15:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Recycle-To-Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/06/recycletoart http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/06/recycletoart Date: May 6, 2015

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-05-06 2015-05-06 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:13 EST
<![CDATA[Gallery Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/06/gallery-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/06/gallery-tour Date: May 6, 2015

Join a curatorial fellow for an exhibition tour designed to draw visitors into a lively discussion about the relationship between art and nature.

In the main gallery, Chris Doyle: Landscape Fictions brings to life the Hudson River. An artist whose sense of craft verges on the obsessive, Doyle presents three animations from a decades-long practice animating the natural world that exists on the urban fringes. This exhibition accompanies The Lightening, a site-specific project installed in the Aquatic Garden that combines mirrored surfaces with backlit animations into an artwork that changes as the day turns into night. At the same time, in the Sunroom Project Space, Kiran Chandra explores the “swarm” as a social form through a sculptural and sonic interpretation of Eugene Marais’ The Soul of the White Ant.

Tours take place Tuesdays and Saturdays at 2 p.m. This event is fee with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-05-06 2015-05-06 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.8987, -73.9125 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/553e719c800f7.jpg Wed, 29 Apr 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Frank White Memorial Garden: Annual Planting Week]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/06/frank-white-memorial-garden-annual-planting-week-day-3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/06/frank-white-memorial-garden-annual-planting-week-day-3 Date: May 6, 2015

Groups and individuals will work together on turning soil in raised beds, empty compost bins into raised beds, create smaller innovative garden plots, plant annuals and perennials in all areas food is growing, participate in group challenge course created by young people in the garden, create murals, and participate in or be entertained during the week.

The Brotherhood/Sister Sol is the non-profit organization whom has become stewards of the garden for over 10 years. Every year the Environmental Program of the organization plans events to bring the community into the garden and the first event is Planting Week.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 283-7044

Location: Frank White Memorial Garden

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2015-05-06 2015-05-06 4:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.8242, -73.9499 Mon, 27 Apr 2015 16:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Ocean Breeze Summer Fitness: Body Sculpt]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/06/ocean-breeze-summer-fitness-body-sculpt http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/06/ocean-breeze-summer-fitness-body-sculpt Date: May 6, 2015

Get a high intensity workout designed to shape and tone your body, with moderate weights for gaining lean muscles and increasing flexibility. You'll learn the fundamentals of working out while firming and strengthening.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 667-3543

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

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R046 Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach 2015-05-06 2015-05-06 4:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.5785, -74.0776 Mon, 27 Apr 2015 18:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids' Concert with Darlene Graham]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/06/darlene-graham http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/06/darlene-graham Date: May 6, 2015

Enjoy singing and swaying with this popular children's performer!

Sponsored by Council Member Rafael L. Espinal,Jr.

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 235-4100

Location: Highland Park Children's Garden

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2015-05-06 2015-05-06 5:30 pm 40.6829, -73.8879 Tue, 24 Mar 2015 19:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Dancing in Bryant Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/06/dancing-in-bryant-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/06/dancing-in-bryant-park Date: May 6, 2015

This social dance party features popular dance instructors plus an incredible band each week, and is hosted and produced by Talia Castro-Pozo.

From novices to experts, all are welcome. Lessons 6:00 – 7:00p.m., followed by dancing to live music 7:00 – 8:30p.m.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-05-06 2015-05-06 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.7541, -73.9845 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55156fda8d382.jpg Fri, 27 Mar 2015 17:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Geology and History Tour with Sid Horenstein]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/06/history-and-geology-tour-with-sid-horenstein http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/06/history-and-geology-tour-with-sid-horenstein Date: May 6, 2015

Join Sid Horenstein, geologist and Educator Emeritus at the American Museum of Natural History, on a history and geology tour.

Meet at Bennett Park, the site of the Revolutionary War's Fort Washington and Manhattan's highest natural elevation. Then visit J Hood Wright Park, the former site of Wright's mansion and view nteresting exposures of Manhattan schist bedrock. The last stop is Mitchel Square, one of the best locations to view the results of glacial erosion on Manhattan's bedrock.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: 184th Street Entrance (in Bennett Park)

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M009 Bennett Park 2015-05-06 2015-05-06 6:00 pm 40.8529, -73.9377 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/553ff14ceb6fd.jpg Wed, 29 Apr 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[New York Rollin' Knicks Wheelchair Basketball Open Gym]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/06/new-york-rollin-knicks-wheelchair-basketball-open-gym http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/06/new-york-rollin-knicks-wheelchair-basketball-open-gym Date: May 6, 2015

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

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 293-5934

Location: West Bronx Recreation Center

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X261 West Bronx Recreation Center 2015-05-06 2015-05-06 6:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.8441, -73.9188 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:47 EST
<![CDATA[Ocean Breeze Summer Fitness: Total Body Pump]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/06/ocean-breeze-summer-fitness-total-body-pump http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/06/ocean-breeze-summer-fitness-total-body-pump Date: May 6, 2015

Improve muscle strength and tone. Protect your joints from injury, and increase muscle-to-fat ratio as you gain muscle!

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 667-3543

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

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R046 Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach 2015-05-06 2015-05-06 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.5785, -74.0776 Mon, 27 Apr 2015 18:00:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Glutes in Gear: Cardio & Toning]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/06/shapeup-nyc-glutes-in-gear-cardio-toning http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/06/shapeup-nyc-glutes-in-gear-cardio-toning Date: May 6, 2015

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

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-05-06 2015-05-06 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:17 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park May Ping Pong Tournament]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/06/bryant-park-may-ping-pong-tournament http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/06/bryant-park-may-ping-pong-tournament Date: May 6, 2015

Add some competition to your regular table tennis game in our fun single-elimination, bracket-style tournaments.

Pre-registration is required. On-site registration will open at 6:00 p.m. if space allows. Please check-in with host when you arrive for the tournament. We will begin promptly at 6:30 p.m. Registration will close, and spots will be turned over to wait-listed registrants, beginning at 6:20 p.m.

Registration for each tournament will open one month in advance. USATT ranked players with a rating of 2000 or higher are not eligible to play.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Ping Pong Court (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-05-06 2015-05-06 6:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551d77ea311de.JPG Fri, 03 Apr 2015 16:00:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Ocean Breeze Summer Fitness: Core and More]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/07/ocean-breeze-summer-fitness-core-and-more http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/07/ocean-breeze-summer-fitness-core-and-more Date: May 7, 2015

Need a quick and to the point workout? Core and More provides a fun, yet challenging, set of exercises that targets all muscle groups. Gain muscle, improve balance, lose weight and much, much more. Burn fat and go after the body you deserve!

Start time: 7:00 am

End time: 8:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 667-3543

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

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R046 Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach 2015-05-07 2015-05-07 7:00 am 8:00 am 40.5785, -74.0776 Mon, 27 Apr 2015 18:00:12 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/07/bryant-park-tai-chi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/07/bryant-park-tai-chi Date: May 7, 2015

Free classes for all ages and experience levels.

Bryant Park Tai Chi is provided by the CK Tai Chi Chuan Center and led by teachers and students who train at CK Chu Tai Chi under the direction of Jeremy Hubbell.

Classes are rain or shine.

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-05-07 2015-05-07 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.7541, -73.9845 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55145e35cc67f.JPG Thu, 26 Mar 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/07/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/07/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park2 Date: May 7, 2015

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2015-05-07 2015-05-07 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.8606, -73.9338 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5395c8d750ccf.jpg Fri, 13 Mar 2015 11:00:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Master Story Tellers Exhbition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/07/master-story-tellers-exhbition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/07/master-story-tellers-exhbition Date: May 7, 2015

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-05-07 2015-05-07 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551303695a60c.jpg Wed, 25 Mar 2015 17:00:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Tai Chi for Beginners]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/07/tai-chi-for-beginners http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/07/tai-chi-for-beginners Date: May 7, 2015

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-05-07 2015-05-07 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 12 Mar 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: Nature & Science in Dialogue]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/07/art-in-the-garden-nature-science-in-dialogue http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/07/art-in-the-garden-nature-science-in-dialogue Date: May 7, 2015

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-05-07 2015-05-07 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55316a4e7ba86.jpg Fri, 17 Apr 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Fitness Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/07/fitness-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/07/fitness-walk Date: May 7, 2015

Join this free fitness walking program along the beautiful Joe Michaels Mile, adjacent to Little Neck Bay.

Adults only.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 352-4793 ext. 302

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

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Q012 Crocheron Park 2015-05-07 2015-05-07 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.7888, -73.7821 Wed, 04 Mar 2015 18:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Exhibition: Mariella Bisson: Sunlight, Water and Gravity]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/07/exhibition-mariella-bisson-sunlight-water-and-gravity http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/07/exhibition-mariella-bisson-sunlight-water-and-gravity Date: May 7, 2015

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-05-07 2015-05-07 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/553526dd9d9c9.jpg Tue, 21 Apr 2015 16:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Join The Battery Conservancy as a Horticulture Volunteer!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/07/join-the-battery-conservancy-as-a-horticulture-volunteer http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/07/join-the-battery-conservancy-as-a-horticulture-volunteer Date: May 7, 2015

Join the Battery Conservancy as a horticulture volunteer!

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

Volunteer Description

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

Sign up is required.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Playground (in Battery Park)

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M005 Battery Park 2015-05-07 2015-05-07 9:30 am 12:00 pm 40.7029, -74.0157 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5511a3d5f11e0.jpg Fri, 03 Apr 2015 15:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Stretching, Toning, Relaxation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/07/stretching-toning-relaxation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/07/stretching-toning-relaxation Date: May 7, 2015

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 2015-05-07 2015-05-07 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:48 EST
<![CDATA[Resiliency and Elements Art Exhibit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/07/resiliency-and-elements http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/07/resiliency-and-elements Date: May 7, 2015

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

Location: Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2015-05-07 2015-05-07 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.5026, -74.2518 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551835104e9c8.jpeg Wed, 08 Apr 2015 16:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at McLaughlin Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/07/its-my-park-at-mclaughlin-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/07/its-my-park-at-mclaughlin-park Date: May 7, 2015

This It's My Park season, the GreenWorks Team will be caring for the McLaughlin Park garden beds. Please note that volunteer registration for this site is full.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (917)272-8453

Location: McLaughlin Park

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B061 McLaughlin Park 2015-05-07 2015-05-07 10:30 am 1:00 pm 40.6965, -73.9861 Fri, 24 Apr 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Ocean Breeze Summer Fitness: Thrower Power]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/07/ocean-breeze-summer-fitness-thrower-power http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/07/ocean-breeze-summer-fitness-thrower-power Date: May 7, 2015

Execute circuit style workouts designed to enhance explosive power, strength, and flexibility. Athletes and non-athletes are welcome. For athletes, use a variety of weighted equipment provided to enhance your off-season training.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 667-3543

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

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R046 Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach 2015-05-07 2015-05-07 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.5785, -74.0776 Mon, 27 Apr 2015 18:00:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/07/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/07/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour Date: May 7, 2015

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 11:45 am

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

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

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M010 Central Park 2015-05-07 2015-05-07 11:00 am 11:45 am 40.7655, -73.9722 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54f4c41408d16.jpg Mon, 06 Apr 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Exploration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/07/nature-exploration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/07/nature-exploration Date: May 7, 2015

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-05-07 2015-05-07 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 Mon, 09 Mar 2015 19:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Thursday Evening Hours at the Merchant’s House Museum]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/07/thursday-evening-hours-at-the-merchants-house-museum http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/07/thursday-evening-hours-at-the-merchants-house-museum Date: May 7, 2015

Beginning May 7, 2015, the Merchant’s House Museum and Garden will be open to the public for tours on Thursday evenings until 8 p.m. A guided tour, included with Museum admission, will be offered at 6:30 p.m.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 777-1089

Location: Merchant's House Museum

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M318 Merchant's House Museum 2015-05-07 2015-05-07 12:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.7277, -73.9923 Fri, 17 Apr 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/07/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/07/bryant-park-juggling Date: May 7, 2015

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 42nd Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-05-07 2015-05-07 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7543, -73.9834 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551c3ca583ca1.jpg Fri, 03 Apr 2015 16:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Yoga At Morris-Jumel Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/07/yoga-at-morrisjumel http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/07/yoga-at-morrisjumel Date: May 7, 2015

Awesome Asana Yoga is an hour-long exercise in body stretching and mind cleansing taught by registered yoga teacher Chelsea Best. As Chelsea says, “Awesome Asana offers a unique yogic journey, linking breath with movement in a meditative Vinyasa Flow class style designed to awaken the spirit and bring the body and mind back to a place of peace.” The class is Open Level Vinyasa, and is moderately challenging.

MJM’s Awesome Asana is part of Chelsea’s “Localize Yoga” project, which aims to make yoga affordable and accessible – to present it “as a possibility, rather than as a luxury” – to the denizens of upper Manhattan. The class is $5, and mats, should you need one, are provided.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 923-8008

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

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M073 Roger Morris Park 2015-05-07 2015-05-07 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.8345, -73.9385 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55301789374c7.jpg Thu, 16 Apr 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Learn To Draw]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/07/learn-to-draw http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/07/learn-to-draw Date: May 7, 2015

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

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-05-07 2015-05-07 1:30 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:23 EST
<![CDATA[Ocean Breeze Summer Fitness: Breezy Bodies]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/07/ocean-breeze-summer-fitness-breezy-bodies http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/07/ocean-breeze-summer-fitness-breezy-bodies Date: May 7, 2015

Dance away, while focusing on building cardio and strengthening core muscles. Kickstart your summer fun with this upbeat class!

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 667-3543

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

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R046 Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach 2015-05-07 2015-05-07 3:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.5785, -74.0776 Mon, 27 Apr 2015 18:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Ocean Breeze Summer Fitness: Obstacle Course Playground]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/07/ocean-breeze-summer-fitness-obstacle-course-playground http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/07/ocean-breeze-summer-fitness-obstacle-course-playground Date: May 7, 2015

Get ready for a fun obstacle course! Children will run, jump, hop and participate in games, concluding in an exciting obstacle course.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 667-3543

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

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R046 Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach 2015-05-07 2015-05-07 3:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.5785, -74.0776 Mon, 27 Apr 2015 18:00:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Frank White Memorial Garden: Annual Planting Week]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/07/frank-white-memorial-garden-annual-planting-week-day-4 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/07/frank-white-memorial-garden-annual-planting-week-day-4 Date: May 7, 2015

Groups and individuals will work together on turning soil in raised beds, empty compost bins into raised beds, create smaller innovative garden plots, plant annuals and perennials in all areas food is growing, participate in group challenge course created by young people in the garden, create murals, and participate in or be entertained during the week.

The Brotherhood/Sister Sol is the non-profit organization whom has become stewards of the garden for over 10 years. Every year the Environmental Program of the organization plans events to bring the community into the garden and the first event is Planting Week.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 283-7044

Location: Frank White Memorial Garden

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2015-05-07 2015-05-07 4:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.8242, -73.9499 Mon, 27 Apr 2015 16:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Crew]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/07/garden-crew http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/07/garden-crew Date: May 7, 2015

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

*All participants are provided with monthly training sessions and asked to commit to at least three work days. Ongoing trainings and orientations are scheduled for the first work day of every month. For information about New York Restoration Project Crews or to register, email volunteer@nyrp.org.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Sherman Creek Park (in Sherman Creek)

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M300 Sherman Creek 2015-05-07 2015-05-07 4:00 pm 6:30 pm 40.8611, -73.918 Fri, 03 Apr 2015 16:00:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Birding Tours of Bryant Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/07/birding-tours-of-bryant-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/07/birding-tours-of-bryant-park Date: May 7, 2015

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

Presented in partnership with New York City Audubon.

Follow our sightings virtually on the Bryant Park Blog.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-05-07 2015-05-07 5:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551c593df1141.jpg Fri, 03 Apr 2015 16:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Adaptive Wheelchair Softball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/07/adaptive-wheelchair-softball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/07/adaptive-wheelchair-softball Date: May 7, 2015

Spring has arrived and so has wheelchair softball!

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

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (631) 374-2337

Location: Bulova Park

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Q366 Bulova Park 2015-05-07 2015-05-07 5:30 pm 8:00 pm 40.7631, -73.8922 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5541239580fdf.jpg Wed, 29 Apr 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Ocean Breeze Summer Fitness: Miles in the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/07/ocean-breeze-summer-fitness-miles-in-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/07/ocean-breeze-summer-fitness-miles-in-the-park Date: May 7, 2015

Trying to get summer ready? Join us for Miles in the Park, a program geared toward breaking any can't-do attitude. Runners and non-runners welcome! Whatever stage you're at, we have a pace for you.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 667-3543

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

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R046 Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach 2015-05-07 2015-05-07 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.5785, -74.0776 Mon, 27 Apr 2015 18:00:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Night Lights at Wave Hill]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/07/night-lights-at-wave-hill http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/07/night-lights-at-wave-hill Date: May 7, 2015

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

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-549-3200

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-05-07 2015-05-07 6:30 pm 9:30 pm 40.8987, -73.9125 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/553e5da249f4f.jpg Mon, 27 Apr 2015 14:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Yoga in the Orangerie: Intermediate Level]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/08/yoga-in-the-orangerieintermediate-level http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/08/yoga-in-the-orangerieintermediate-level Date: May 8, 2015

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

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

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

Start time: 7:00 am

End time: 8:15 am

Contact phone: (718) 885-1461

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2015-05-08 2015-05-08 7:00 am 8:15 am 40.8719, -73.8055 Thu, 05 Mar 2015 18:00:08 EST
<![CDATA[Ocean Breeze Summer Fitness: Going the Distance]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/08/ocean-breeze-summer-fitness-going-the-distance http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/08/ocean-breeze-summer-fitness-going-the-distance Date: May 8, 2015

Take free fitness classes outside this summer, brought to you by the staff of the new Ocean Breeze Track & Field Athletic Complex!

Build strong bones and muscles, improve cardiovascular fitness, and maintain a healthy weight. This class, which focuses on total body exercise, will help you do all of the above!

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 667-3543

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

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R046 Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach 2015-05-08 2015-05-08 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.5785, -74.0776 Mon, 27 Apr 2015 18:00:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: Nature & Science in Dialogue]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/08/art-in-the-garden-nature-science-in-dialogue http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/08/art-in-the-garden-nature-science-in-dialogue Date: May 8, 2015

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-05-08 2015-05-08 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55316a4e7ba86.jpg Fri, 17 Apr 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Master Story Tellers Exhbition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/08/master-story-tellers-exhbition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/08/master-story-tellers-exhbition Date: May 8, 2015

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-05-08 2015-05-08 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551303695a60c.jpg Wed, 25 Mar 2015 17:00:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Yoga in the Orangerie: Gentle Level One]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/08/yoga-in-the-orangeriegentle-level-one http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/08/yoga-in-the-orangeriegentle-level-one Date: May 8, 2015

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

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

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

Start time: 8:45 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 885-1461

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2015-05-08 2015-05-08 8:45 am 10:00 am 40.8719, -73.8055 Thu, 05 Mar 2015 18:00:07 EST
<![CDATA[Exhibition: Mariella Bisson: Sunlight, Water and Gravity]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/08/exhibition-mariella-bisson-sunlight-water-and-gravity http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/08/exhibition-mariella-bisson-sunlight-water-and-gravity Date: May 8, 2015

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-05-08 2015-05-08 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/553526dd9d9c9.jpg Tue, 21 Apr 2015 16:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Ocean Breeze Summer Fitness: Parents and I Chalk Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/08/ocean-breeze-summer-fitness-parents-and-i-chalk-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/08/ocean-breeze-summer-fitness-parents-and-i-chalk-art Date: May 8, 2015

Toddlers are welcome in this program! They'll use their imagination and explore their creative side in this class. Along with their caretakers, the children will create themed chalk masterpieces.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 667-3543

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

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R046 Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach 2015-05-08 2015-05-08 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.5785, -74.0776 Mon, 27 Apr 2015 18:00:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Resiliency and Elements Art Exhibit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/08/resiliency-and-elements http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/08/resiliency-and-elements Date: May 8, 2015

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

Location: Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2015-05-08 2015-05-08 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.5026, -74.2518 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551835104e9c8.jpeg Wed, 08 Apr 2015 16:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Ocean Breeze Summer Fitness: Total Body Boot Camp]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/08/ocean-breeze-summer-fitness-total-body-boot-camp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/08/ocean-breeze-summer-fitness-total-body-boot-camp Date: May 8, 2015

Total Body Boot Camp is a full body, high intensity workout that focuses on improving overall fitness. You'll build strength using light weights and targeted exercises.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 667-3543

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

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R046 Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach 2015-05-08 2015-05-08 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.5785, -74.0776 Mon, 27 Apr 2015 18:00:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Mother’s Day Arts & Crafts Fair]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/08/mothers-day-arts-crafts-fair http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/08/mothers-day-arts-crafts-fair Date: May 8, 2015

Find unique handmade gifts for Mom. Vendors will offer finely crafted jewelry, ceramics, knitted wears, illustrations, home goods, garden decor, and more, all by local artists, artisans, and craftsmen.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-4506 x10

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

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R117 Alice Austen Park 2015-05-08 2015-05-08 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.6146, -74.0631 Fri, 03 Apr 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/08/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/08/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: May 8, 2015

Some of New York’s most iconic sights are found in Central Park, including the fountain at Bethesda Terrace and Bow Bridge. Join Central Park Conservancy guides for an insider’s look at the world’s greatest urban park.

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2015-05-08 2015-05-08 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.7691, -73.9741 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5522d225a5880.jpg Mon, 06 Apr 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Tai Chi Class for Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/08/tai-chiadults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/08/tai-chiadults Date: May 8, 2015

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

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-05-08 2015-05-08 11:30 am 12:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:19 EST
<![CDATA[National Public Gardens Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/08/national-public-gardens-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/08/national-public-gardens-day Date: May 8, 2015

Celebrate green spaces in the Bronx with free tours of the mansion and garden. See the two recently installed Gaston Lachaise (1882–1935) bronze peacock sculptures overlooking the formal garden

Bring a picnic and make a day of it!

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 885-1461

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2015-05-08 2015-05-08 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.8719, -73.8055 Thu, 30 Apr 2015 13:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Exploration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/08/nature-exploration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/08/nature-exploration Date: May 8, 2015

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-05-08 2015-05-08 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 Mon, 09 Mar 2015 19:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Cardio Toning]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/08/shape-up-nyc-cardio-toning http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/08/shape-up-nyc-cardio-toning Date: May 8, 2015

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-05-08 2015-05-08 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:14 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/08/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/08/bryant-park-juggling Date: May 8, 2015

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 42nd Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-05-08 2015-05-08 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7543, -73.9834 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551c3ca583ca1.jpg Fri, 03 Apr 2015 16:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Adapted Swim Program for People with Disabilities at Roy Wilkins Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/08/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities4 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/08/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities4 Date: May 8, 2015

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

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

Location: Roy Wilkins Recreation Center

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Q448 Roy Wilkins Recreation Center 2015-05-08 2015-05-08 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.6881, -73.7701 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:21 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Fencing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/08/bryant-park-fencing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/08/bryant-park-fencing Date: May 8, 2015

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

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

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

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Fifth Avenue Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-05-08 2015-05-08 1:30 pm 2:30 pm 40.7528, -73.9816 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551c5d9ace645.jpg Fri, 03 Apr 2015 16:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Creative Writing Short Stories Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/08/creative-writing-short-stories-fictionnon-fictionadults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/08/creative-writing-short-stories-fictionnon-fictionadults Date: May 8, 2015

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

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-05-08 2015-05-08 1:30 pm 3:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: North Woods]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/08/central-park-tour-north-woods http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/08/central-park-tour-north-woods Date: May 8, 2015

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2015-05-08 2015-05-08 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.7968, -73.9515 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5522d3f773fa5.jpg Mon, 06 Apr 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Adapted Swim Program for People with Disabilities at Hansborough Pool & Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/08/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/08/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities1 Date: May 8, 2015

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

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

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

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M131 Hansborough Recreation Center 2015-05-08 2015-05-08 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.8128, -73.9393 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:19 EST
<![CDATA[Adapted Swim Program for People with Disabilities at Metropolitan Pool & Fitness Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/08/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/08/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities2 Date: May 8, 2015

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

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

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

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B085 Metropolitan Recreation Center 2015-05-08 2015-05-08 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.715, -73.9603 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:20 EST
<![CDATA[Seasonal Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/08/seasonal-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/08/seasonal-crafts Date: May 8, 2015

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-05-08 2015-05-08 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:16 EST
<![CDATA[Adapted Swim Program for People with Disabilities at Asser Levy Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/08/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/08/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities Date: May 8, 2015

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

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

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

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

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M164 Asser Levy Playground 2015-05-08 2015-05-08 3:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7361, -73.9757 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:17 EST
<![CDATA[Adapted Swim Program for People with Disabilities at St. Mary's Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/08/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/08/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities3 Date: May 8, 2015

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

Start time: 3:45 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

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

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

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2015-05-08 2015-05-08 3:45 pm 5:00 pm 40.8108, -73.9147 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:20 EST
<![CDATA[Frank White Memorial Garden: Annual Planting Week]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/08/frank-white-memorial-garden-annual-planting-week-day-3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/08/frank-white-memorial-garden-annual-planting-week-day-3 Date: May 8, 2015

Groups and individuals will work together on turning soil in raised beds, empty compost bins into raised beds, create smaller innovative garden plots, plant annuals and perennials in all areas food is growing, participate in group challenge course created by young people in the garden, create murals, and participate in or be entertained during the week.

The Brotherhood/Sister Sol is the non-profit organization whom has become stewards of the garden for over 10 years. Every year the Environmental Program of the organization plans events to bring the community into the garden and the first event is Planting Week.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 283-7044

Location: Frank White Memorial Garden

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2015-05-08 2015-05-08 4:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.8242, -73.9499 Mon, 27 Apr 2015 16:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Ocean Breeze Summer Fitness: Instructional Shot Put]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/08/ocean-breeze-summer-fitness-instructional-shot-put http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/08/ocean-breeze-summer-fitness-instructional-shot-put Date: May 8, 2015

Learn the Olympic sport of shot put! Beginners all the way to the advanced thrower are welcome. This program targets Olympic techniques (spin, glide) and technical advancement while emphasizing safety.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 667-3543

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

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R046 Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach 2015-05-08 2015-05-08 4:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.5785, -74.0776 Mon, 27 Apr 2015 18:00:15 EDT
<![CDATA[Adaptive Wheelchair Softball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/08/wheelchair-softball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/08/wheelchair-softball Date: May 8, 2015

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

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Patterson Playground

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X155 Patterson Playground 2015-05-08 2015-05-08 5:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.8158, -73.9225 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5540f68657b03.jpg Wed, 29 Apr 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Adapted Swim Program for People with Disabilities at Flushing Meadows Corona Park Aquatics Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/08/free-adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/08/free-adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities Date: May 8, 2015

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

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

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

Location: Flushing Meadows Corona Park Aquatics Center

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2015-05-08 2015-05-08 5:30 pm 6:30 pm 40.7516, -73.8372 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:39 EST