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, 01 Feb 2015 15:01:47 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[Abs Workout]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/17/abs-work-out http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/17/abs-work-out Date: February 17, 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 2015-02-17 2015-02-17 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:15 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/17/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/17/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park Date: February 17, 2015

See some of the park's most famous landmarks, including Conservatory Water, Bethesda Terrace, the Lake, and Strawberry Fields, on this east-to-west walk. The route involves a few stairs.

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 or heat index above 95 degrees).

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

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

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M010 Central Park 2015-02-17 2015-02-17 12:00 pm 1:30 pm 40.7725, -73.967 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/538cbe0e4c275.jpg Mon, 29 Dec 2014 18:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Kids Week in Brooklyn: Marine Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/17/kids-week-in-brooklyn-marine-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/17/kids-week-in-brooklyn-marine-park Date: February 17, 2015

School is out!! Get outside and get excited. Take the kids to the park to enjoy a variety of nature-related programs and activities with the Urban Park Rangers.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Salt Marsh Nature Center (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2015-02-17 2015-02-17 1:00 pm 40.6047, -73.9298 Mon, 29 Dec 2014 19:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Kids Week in Queens: Fort Totten Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/17/kids-week-in-queens-fort-totten-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/17/kids-week-in-queens-fort-totten-park Date: February 17, 2015

School is out!! Get outside and get excited. Take the kids to the park to enjoy a variety of nature-related programs and activities with the Urban Park Rangers.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

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

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Q458 Fort Totten Park 2015-02-17 2015-02-17 1:00 pm 40.7952, -73.7784 Mon, 29 Dec 2014 19:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Kids Week in Staten Island: Blue Heron Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/17/kids-week-in-staten-island-blue-heron-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/17/kids-week-in-staten-island-blue-heron-park Date: February 17, 2015

School is out!! Get outside and get excited. Take the kids to the park to enjoy a variety of nature-related programs and activities with the Urban Park Rangers.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

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

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R119 Blue Heron Park 2015-02-17 2015-02-17 1:00 pm 40.5309, -74.1778 Mon, 29 Dec 2014 19:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Kids Week in the Bronx: Pelham Bay Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/17/kids-week-in-the-bronx-pelham-bay-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/17/kids-week-in-the-bronx-pelham-bay-park Date: February 17, 2015

School is out! Get outside and get excited. Take the kids to the park to enjoy a variety of nature-related programs and activities with the Urban Park Rangers.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 319-7258

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2015-02-17 2015-02-17 1:00 pm 40.8516, -73.8266 Mon, 29 Dec 2014 19:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Meditation Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/17/meditation-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/17/meditation-class Date: February 17, 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. Focus will be on breathing, sound, and mindfulness.

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 2015-02-17 2015-02-17 1:00 pm 1:45 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:29 EST
<![CDATA[Meditation and Hatha Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/17/meditationtasha-valentin http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/17/meditationtasha-valentin Date: February 17, 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 2015-02-17 2015-02-17 1:00 pm 1:45 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:11 EST
<![CDATA[President's Week Vacation Family Workshops: Stargaze]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/17/presidents-vacation-week-family-workshops-stargaze http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/17/presidents-vacation-week-family-workshops-stargaze Date: February 17, 2015

Take a break from winter this week and join us for one, two or three afternoons of hands-on art-making as we explore the cool winter skies using an array of fun and exciting media.

At today’s workshop, discover the constellations that light up the night sky in winter and throughout the year. Using an empty cereal box, paint, and LED light strings, make your own light box to recreate your favorite constellation and gaze at the stars all day long.

Geared to children ages five to 10 with a parent or caregiver. Space is limited.

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-02-17 2015-02-17 1:30 pm 3:00 pm 40.8991, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54c145fe8a941.jpg Thu, 29 Jan 2015 11:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Celebrate Black History Month: George Washington Carver Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/17/celebrate-black-history-month-george-washington-carver-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/17/celebrate-black-history-month-george-washington-carver-workshop Date: February 17, 2015

Called the “Wizard of Tuskegee,” Dr. George Washington Carver made significant contributions in the field of botany.

Learn how plants played an important role in his early life and about his later achievements in botany, agriculture, chemurgy, botanical illustration, industrial engineering, and medicine. Paint with plants, and plant a peanut to take home for further observation.

Advance registration and payment required is required. Please register here.

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-02-17 2015-02-17 1:30 pm 3:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Wed, 17 Dec 2014 12:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Kids' Week in Manhattan: Inwood Hill Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/17/kids-week-in-manhattan-inwood-hill-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/17/kids-week-in-manhattan-inwood-hill-park Date: February 17, 2015

School is out! Get outside and get excited. Take the kids to the park to enjoy a variety of nature-related programs and activities with the Urban Park Rangers.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Payson Center (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2015-02-17 2015-02-17 2:00 pm 40.8672, -73.9289 Tue, 06 Jan 2015 15:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Le Petit Zen Art Workshop for Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/17/le-petit-zen-art-workshop-for-adults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/17/le-petit-zen-art-workshop-for-adults Date: February 17, 2015

Through drawings, paintings and other techniques, adult participants will create miniature works (4”x6” or less) of Zen art. The instructing artist Lucy Aponte will demonstrate how to create intricate, delicate works, using repeating, strokes and patterns, creating detailed miniature art for display at home. There will be very minimal use of color, for a more dramatic effect.

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 2015-02-17 2015-02-17 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:10 EST
<![CDATA[Remembering Yesterday: Queens and Its World's Fairs]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/17/remembering-yesterday-queens-and-its-worlds-fairs http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/17/remembering-yesterday-queens-and-its-worlds-fairs Date: February 17, 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

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2015-02-17 2015-02-17 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.7637, -73.824 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/539f45af106a7.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:08 EST
<![CDATA[Brooklyn Nets Wheelchair Basketball Open Gym]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/17/brooklyn-nets-wheelchair-basketball-open-gym http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/17/brooklyn-nets-wheelchair-basketball-open-gym Date: February 17, 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: 8:00 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 2015-02-17 2015-02-17 8:00 pm 9:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8344 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:54 EST
<![CDATA[2014 Emerging Artist Fellowship Exhibition at Socrates Sculpture Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/18/eaf14-2014-emerging-artist-fellowship-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/18/eaf14-2014-emerging-artist-fellowship-exhibition Date: February 18, 2015

The annual Emerging Artist Fellowship (EAF) Exhibition is a cornerstone of Socrates Sculpture Park’s visual arts programming and is widely acclaimed for the ambition, breadth, and innovation of the works on view. Featuring fifteen artists, EAF14 is a survey of the compelling and diverse state of sculpture today.

Each EAF14 artist has engaged with the larger narrative of public space in a dynamic and daring way, building upon Socrates Sculpture Park’s goal to present socially aware, inspiring art in the public realm. EAF14 artists were selected through a highly competitive process that attracted a broad field of nearly 300 candidates, reviewed by the park’s curatorial advisors Anne Barlow (Executive Director, Art in General) and Joe Sheftel (Joe Sheftel Gallery, New York). Selected EAF14 artists were awarded a 2014 Emerging Artist Fellowship, including 24/7 access to the park’s outdoor studio and facilities, as well as the financial, technical, and curatorial support to realize his or her most ambitious work possible.

Image credit: Jordan Griska. Dolos. 2014 Emerging Artist Fellowship Exhibition, Socrates Sculpture Park (Queens, 2014). Photo: Nate Dorr.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: Katie Denny Horowitz

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2015-02-18 2015-02-18 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7687, -73.9369 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54b55480939aa.JPG Tue, 13 Jan 2015 18:00:13 EST
<![CDATA[Exhibition: The Migration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/18/exhibition-the-migration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/18/exhibition-the-migration Date: February 18, 2015

NYC Parks’ Ebony Society invites you to celebrate Black History Month with the Arsenal Gallery exhibition The Migration.

In the midst of tremendous upheaval—two world wars and the Great Depression—a vast movement of people, some 6 million African American descendants of the Antebellum South, fled the racial segregation and discrimination of Jim Crow laws for northern and western U.S. cities. The “Great Migration,” as it is commonly termed, caused a seismic societal demographic shift and left an indelible mark on the urbanization of America. Twenty-two artists share their interpretations of this historical epoch and its impact.

Closed holidays

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 2015-02-18 2015-02-18 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54a2c74e1f850.jpg Mon, 05 Jan 2015 17:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Art In the Garden: Paul Lin & Botanical Therapeutic Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/18/art-in-the-garden-paul-lin-botanical-therapeutic-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/18/art-in-the-garden-paul-lin-botanical-therapeutic-art Date: February 18, 2015

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-02-18 2015-02-18 9:00 am 4:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Mon, 15 Dec 2014 18:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Adaptive Walk NYC]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/18/adaptive-walk-nyc http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/18/adaptive-walk-nyc Date: February 18, 2015

Walk the City with a trained fitness instructor leading a group in a warm up, an exciting walk, and a cool down.

All are welcome. This walk is wheelchair accessible and beneficial for New Yorkers of all abilities. It takes place outside.

This program is free and open to the public, part of Walk NYC.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 218-2380

Location: McCarren Play Center

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2015-02-18 2015-02-18 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7202, -73.951 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5478e812c1062.jpg Fri, 28 Nov 2014 17:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Momofuku Milk Bar Pop-Up in Madison Square Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/18/momofuku-milk-bar-popup-in-madison-square-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/18/momofuku-milk-bar-popup-in-madison-square-park Date: February 18, 2015

This temporary sweets shop will feature cereal-milk hot chocolate, hot cider with miso butterscotch, birthday cake truffles, and much more.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Madison Square Park

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M052 Madison Square Park 2015-02-18 2015-02-18 10:00 am 8:00 pm 40.7413, -73.9884 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54c9699f66c06.jpg Wed, 28 Jan 2015 19:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Native Ensemble: Artists Chronicle Staten Island's Natural Spaces]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/18/native-ensemble-artists-chronicle-staten-islands-natural-spaces http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/18/native-ensemble-artists-chronicle-staten-islands-natural-spaces Date: February 18, 2015

NYC Parks is pleased to present the exhibition: “Native Ensemble: Artists Chronicle Staten Island’s Natural Spaces”, featuring local Staten Island artists that will run from February 13 – March 29, 2015, with an opening reception on Thursday, February 12th from 7-9 p.m. in the Lenape Gallery at the Conference House Park Visitor Center. The exhibition is curated by Sarah Yuster.

The eight artists featured in the show: David DiLillo, Ann Marie McDonnell, Michael McWeeney, Gail Middleton, Bill Murphy, Kristi Pfister, Melissa West and Sarah Yuster will present inspired 2-D and 3-D works created in a variety of art mediums that explore Staten Island’s natural elements and open spaces in conventional and unconventional techniques. Allusions to the human narrative in these works give way in an effort to shape the poetic and elusive concept of time and nature.

Lenape Gallery hours are Tuesday – Friday 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., and Saturday, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. For additional information please contact Frank Gessner at (718) 227-1463.

Image: Gail Middleton, Raritan Bay: View from the Conference House

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2015-02-18 2015-02-18 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.5026, -74.2518 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54ca6156371aa.jpg Thu, 29 Jan 2015 17:00:07 EST
<![CDATA[Winter Beach Walk and Art Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/18/fit-find-and-fun-winter-beach-walk-and-art-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/18/fit-find-and-fun-winter-beach-walk-and-art-workshop Date: February 18, 2015

Kids will get the chance to explore the natural shoreline of Conference House Park and ollect interesting natural objects, such as shells and pieces of drift wood. They'll bring their finds back to the visitor center and will be shown how to create 'beach art'.

Kids will also learn why Conference House Park's natural dunes are so important in protecting our coastal neighborhoods.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2015-02-18 2015-02-18 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.5026, -74.2518 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54cba63d779bb.jpg Fri, 30 Jan 2015 13:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Intro to Computers for Adults with Disabilities]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/18/intro-to-computers-for-adults-with-disabilities http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/18/intro-to-computers-for-adults-with-disabilities Date: February 18, 2015

Learn computing basics in a friendly, sociable environment! Adults with disabilities of any kind are welcome, as are persons without disabilities.

Join us! Recreation Center membership is required. For more information, visit the Recreation Center Membership Information page.

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 218-2380

Location: McCarren Play Center

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2015-02-18 2015-02-18 11:30 am 12:30 pm 40.7202, -73.951 Fri, 28 Nov 2014 17:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Kids Week in Brooklyn: Marine Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/18/kids-week-in-brooklyn-marine-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/18/kids-week-in-brooklyn-marine-park Date: February 18, 2015

School is out!! Get outside and get excited. Take the kids to the park to enjoy a variety of nature-related programs and activities with the Urban Park Rangers.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Salt Marsh Nature Center (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2015-02-18 2015-02-18 1:00 pm 40.6047, -73.9298 Mon, 29 Dec 2014 19:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Kids Week in Queens: Forest Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/18/kids-week-in-queens-forest-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/18/kids-week-in-queens-forest-park Date: February 18, 2015

School is out! Get outside and get excited. Take the kids to the park to enjoy a variety of nature-related programs and activities with the Urban Park Rangers.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Forest Park Visitor Center (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2015-02-18 2015-02-18 1:00 pm 40.7007, -73.855 Mon, 29 Dec 2014 19:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Kids Week in Staten Island: Blue Heron Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/18/kids-week-in-staten-island-blue-heron-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/18/kids-week-in-staten-island-blue-heron-park Date: February 18, 2015

School is out!! Get outside and get excited. Take the kids to the park to enjoy a variety of nature-related programs and activities with the Urban Park Rangers.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

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

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R119 Blue Heron Park 2015-02-18 2015-02-18 1:00 pm 40.5309, -74.1778 Mon, 29 Dec 2014 19:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Kids Week in the Bronx: Crotona Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/18/kids-week-in-the-bronx-crotona-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/18/kids-week-in-the-bronx-crotona-park Date: February 18, 2015

School is out! Get outside and get excited. Take the kids to the park to enjoy a variety of nature-related programs and activities with the Urban Park Rangers.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 548-0912

Location: Crotona Nature Center (in Crotona Park)

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X010 Crotona Park 2015-02-18 2015-02-18 1:00 pm 40.837, -73.8934 Mon, 29 Dec 2014 19:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[President's Vacation Week Family Workshops: Winter Cloud Mosaics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/18/presidents-vacation-week-family-workshops-winter-cloud-mosaics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/18/presidents-vacation-week-family-workshops-winter-cloud-mosaics Date: February 18, 2015

Take a break from winter this week and join us for one, two or three afternoons of hands-on art-making as we explore the cool winter skies using an array of fun and exciting media.

At today’s workshop, observe the different types of clouds with their distinct shapes and beautiful, soft colors and discover how to use your observations to make weather predictions. Create your own mosaic masterpiece of clouds and sky using a wood base, grout, and glass tiles in an array of colors, shapes and sizes.

Geared to children ages five to 10 with a parent or caregiver. Space is limited.

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-02-18 2015-02-18 1:30 pm 3:00 pm 40.8987, -73.9125 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54c1463012ade.jpg Fri, 23 Jan 2015 18:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Recycle-To-Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/18/recycletoart http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/18/recycletoart Date: February 18, 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 2015-02-18 2015-02-18 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:12 EST
<![CDATA[Kids Week in Manhattan: Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/18/kids-week-in-manhattan-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/18/kids-week-in-manhattan-central-park Date: February 18, 2015

School is out! Get outside and get excited. Take the kids to the park to enjoy a variety of nature-related programs and activities with the Urban Park Rangers.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-02-18 2015-02-18 2:00 pm 40.7971, -73.9515 Mon, 29 Dec 2014 19:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Horticultural Lecture: Locally Sourced - Marrying Field Botany and Horticulture]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/18/horticultural-lecture-1-ulrich-lorimer-locally-sourcedmarrying-field-botany-and-horticulture http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/18/horticultural-lecture-1-ulrich-lorimer-locally-sourcedmarrying-field-botany-and-horticulture Date: February 18, 2015

This ongoing series is hosted by Wave Hill’s Friends of Horticulture Committee and is devoted to landscape design and the meaning of our interactions with plants and the natural world. Ulrich Lorimer offers his vision for how to marry horticulture with field botany— the experience of plants in the context of their communities in the wild—as an approach that yields intimate clues for using native plants in a garden setting. At the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, where Lorimer has been Curator of the Native Flora Garden for nine years, the results have been rich and rewarding. Prior to joining the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Lorimer spent three years as a Wave Hill Gardener. The last lecture in this series takes place March 18.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: New York School of Interior Design

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2015-02-18 2015-02-18 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.7686, -73.9625 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54c146a5b8846.jpg Mon, 26 Jan 2015 16:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Glutes in Gear: Cardio & Toning]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/18/shapeup-nyc-glutes-in-gear-cardio-toning http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/18/shapeup-nyc-glutes-in-gear-cardio-toning Date: February 18, 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 2015-02-18 2015-02-18 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:17 EST
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture, & Fun: A Night of Swing!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/18/arts-culture-fun-a-night-of-swing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/18/arts-culture-fun-a-night-of-swing Date: February 18, 2015

Celebrate Harlem’s most famous dance, the Lindy Hop, with a swing dance lesson, vintage film clips, and big band, rhythm & blues, and Motown classics to dance to!

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Jackie Robinson Recreation Center (in Jackie Robinson Park)

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M014 Jackie Robinson Park 2015-02-18 2015-02-18 6:00 pm 8:30 pm 40.8242, -73.9425 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54ca4c788822b.jpg Thu, 29 Jan 2015 16:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[New York Rollin' Knicks Wheelchair Basketball Open Gym]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/18/new-york-rollin-knicks-wheelchair-basketball-open-gym http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/18/new-york-rollin-knicks-wheelchair-basketball-open-gym Date: February 18, 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 2015-02-18 2015-02-18 6:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.8441, -73.9188 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:47 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Bollywood Cardio Dance]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/18/shape-up-nyc-bollywood-cardio-dance http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/18/shape-up-nyc-bollywood-cardio-dance Date: February 18, 2015

Join Shape Up NYC's free Bolly X classes.

Bolly X is a high in tensity Bollywood cardio dance workout.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 927-1563

Location: J. Hood Wright Recreation Center (in J. Hood Wright Park)

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M099 J. Hood Wright Park 2015-02-18 2015-02-18 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.8469, -73.9399 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:22 EST
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/19/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/19/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: February 19, 2015

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

All of our fitness programs are free, led by trained professionals, and suitable for all levels. Wear comfortable clothing and bring water. Please check back for rain and weather/air advisory cancels. Fitness programs are canceled if the weather is lower than 20 degrees.

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.

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 2015-02-19 2015-02-19 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.8606, -73.9338 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5395c8d750ccf.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:38 EST
<![CDATA[2014 Emerging Artist Fellowship Exhibition at Socrates Sculpture Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/19/eaf14-2014-emerging-artist-fellowship-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/19/eaf14-2014-emerging-artist-fellowship-exhibition Date: February 19, 2015

The annual Emerging Artist Fellowship (EAF) Exhibition is a cornerstone of Socrates Sculpture Park’s visual arts programming and is widely acclaimed for the ambition, breadth, and innovation of the works on view. Featuring fifteen artists, EAF14 is a survey of the compelling and diverse state of sculpture today.

Each EAF14 artist has engaged with the larger narrative of public space in a dynamic and daring way, building upon Socrates Sculpture Park’s goal to present socially aware, inspiring art in the public realm. EAF14 artists were selected through a highly competitive process that attracted a broad field of nearly 300 candidates, reviewed by the park’s curatorial advisors Anne Barlow (Executive Director, Art in General) and Joe Sheftel (Joe Sheftel Gallery, New York). Selected EAF14 artists were awarded a 2014 Emerging Artist Fellowship, including 24/7 access to the park’s outdoor studio and facilities, as well as the financial, technical, and curatorial support to realize his or her most ambitious work possible.

Image credit: Jordan Griska. Dolos. 2014 Emerging Artist Fellowship Exhibition, Socrates Sculpture Park (Queens, 2014). Photo: Nate Dorr.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: Katie Denny Horowitz

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2015-02-19 2015-02-19 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7687, -73.9369 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54b55480939aa.JPG Tue, 13 Jan 2015 18:00:13 EST
<![CDATA[Exhibition: The Migration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/19/exhibition-the-migration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/19/exhibition-the-migration Date: February 19, 2015

NYC Parks’ Ebony Society invites you to celebrate Black History Month with the Arsenal Gallery exhibition The Migration.

In the midst of tremendous upheaval—two world wars and the Great Depression—a vast movement of people, some 6 million African American descendants of the Antebellum South, fled the racial segregation and discrimination of Jim Crow laws for northern and western U.S. cities. The “Great Migration,” as it is commonly termed, caused a seismic societal demographic shift and left an indelible mark on the urbanization of America. Twenty-two artists share their interpretations of this historical epoch and its impact.

Closed holidays

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 2015-02-19 2015-02-19 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54a2c74e1f850.jpg Mon, 05 Jan 2015 17:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Art In the Garden: Paul Lin & Botanical Therapeutic Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/19/art-in-the-garden-paul-lin-botanical-therapeutic-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/19/art-in-the-garden-paul-lin-botanical-therapeutic-art Date: February 19, 2015

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-02-19 2015-02-19 9:00 am 4:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Mon, 15 Dec 2014 18:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Momofuku Milk Bar Pop-Up in Madison Square Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/19/momofuku-milk-bar-popup-in-madison-square-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/19/momofuku-milk-bar-popup-in-madison-square-park Date: February 19, 2015

This temporary sweets shop will feature cereal-milk hot chocolate, hot cider with miso butterscotch, birthday cake truffles, and much more.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Madison Square Park

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M052 Madison Square Park 2015-02-19 2015-02-19 10:00 am 8:00 pm 40.7413, -73.9884 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54c9699f66c06.jpg Wed, 28 Jan 2015 19:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Native Ensemble: Artists Chronicle Staten Island's Natural Spaces]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/19/native-ensemble-artists-chronicle-staten-islands-natural-spaces http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/19/native-ensemble-artists-chronicle-staten-islands-natural-spaces Date: February 19, 2015

NYC Parks is pleased to present the exhibition: “Native Ensemble: Artists Chronicle Staten Island’s Natural Spaces”, featuring local Staten Island artists that will run from February 13 – March 29, 2015, with an opening reception on Thursday, February 12th from 7-9 p.m. in the Lenape Gallery at the Conference House Park Visitor Center. The exhibition is curated by Sarah Yuster.

The eight artists featured in the show: David DiLillo, Ann Marie McDonnell, Michael McWeeney, Gail Middleton, Bill Murphy, Kristi Pfister, Melissa West and Sarah Yuster will present inspired 2-D and 3-D works created in a variety of art mediums that explore Staten Island’s natural elements and open spaces in conventional and unconventional techniques. Allusions to the human narrative in these works give way in an effort to shape the poetic and elusive concept of time and nature.

Lenape Gallery hours are Tuesday – Friday 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., and Saturday, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. For additional information please contact Frank Gessner at (718) 227-1463.

Image: Gail Middleton, Raritan Bay: View from the Conference House

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2015-02-19 2015-02-19 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.5026, -74.2518 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54ca6156371aa.jpg Thu, 29 Jan 2015 17:00:07 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Stretching, Toning, Relaxation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/19/stretching-toning-relaxation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/19/stretching-toning-relaxation Date: February 19, 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 2015-02-19 2015-02-19 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:48 EST
<![CDATA[Shape-UP NYC: Dance Fitness]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/19/shapeup-nyc-dance-fitness http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/19/shapeup-nyc-dance-fitness Date: February 19, 2015

This total body workout uses easy-to-follow dance steps to increase cardiovascular fitness and tone the body.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-02-19 2015-02-19 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:15 EST
<![CDATA[Outdoor Adventures: Conference House Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/19/outdoor-adventures-conference-house-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/19/outdoor-adventures-conference-house-park Date: February 19, 2015

This nature hike is appropriate for all ages. Wear weather-appropriate clothing and sturdy shoes.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 727-1135

Location: Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2015-02-19 2015-02-19 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.5026, -74.2518 Tue, 20 Jan 2015 16:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Adaptive Track and Field]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/19/adaptive-track-and-field http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/19/adaptive-track-and-field Date: February 19, 2015

Train for the Paralympics through this program! Persons with disabilities are welcome to participate, whether competitively or recreationally.

Recreation Center membership is required to join.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 293-5934

Location: West Bronx Recreation Center

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X261 West Bronx Recreation Center 2015-02-19 2015-02-19 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8441, -73.9188 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:24 EST
<![CDATA[Intro to Computers for Adults with Disabilities]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/19/intro-to-computers-for-adults-with-disabilities http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/19/intro-to-computers-for-adults-with-disabilities Date: February 19, 2015

Learn computing basics in a friendly, sociable environment! Adults with disabilities of any kind are welcome, as are persons without disabilities.

Join us! Recreation Center membership is required. For more information, visit the Recreation Center Membership Information page.

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 218-2380

Location: McCarren Play Center

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2015-02-19 2015-02-19 11:30 am 12:30 pm 40.7202, -73.951 Fri, 28 Nov 2014 17:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Kids Week in Brooklyn: Marine Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/19/kids-week-in-brooklyn-marine-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/19/kids-week-in-brooklyn-marine-park Date: February 19, 2015

School is out!! Get outside and get excited. Take the kids to the park to enjoy a variety of nature-related programs and activities with the Urban Park Rangers.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Salt Marsh Nature Center (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2015-02-19 2015-02-19 1:00 pm 40.6047, -73.9298 Mon, 29 Dec 2014 19:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Kids Week in Queens: Forest Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/19/kids-week-in-queens-forest-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/19/kids-week-in-queens-forest-park Date: February 19, 2015

School is out! Get outside and get excited. Take the kids to the park to enjoy a variety of nature-related programs and activities with the Urban Park Rangers.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Forest Park Visitor Center (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2015-02-19 2015-02-19 1:00 pm 40.7007, -73.855 Mon, 29 Dec 2014 19:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Kids Week in Staten Island: Blue Heron Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/19/kids-week-in-staten-island-blue-heron-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/19/kids-week-in-staten-island-blue-heron-park Date: February 19, 2015

School is out!! Get outside and get excited. Take the kids to the park to enjoy a variety of nature-related programs and activities with the Urban Park Rangers.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

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

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R119 Blue Heron Park 2015-02-19 2015-02-19 1:00 pm 40.5309, -74.1778 Mon, 29 Dec 2014 19:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Kids Week in the Bronx: Van Cortlandt Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/19/kids-week-in-van-cortlandt-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/19/kids-week-in-van-cortlandt-park Date: February 19, 2015

School is out! Get outside and get excited. Take the kids to the park to enjoy a variety of nature-related programs and activities with the Urban Park Rangers.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 548-0912

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2015-02-19 2015-02-19 1:00 pm 40.8911, -73.894 Mon, 29 Dec 2014 19:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Learn To Draw]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/19/learn-to-draw http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/19/learn-to-draw Date: February 19, 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 2015-02-19 2015-02-19 1:30 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:23 EST
<![CDATA[President's Week Vacation Family Workshops: Earth Meets Sky]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/19/presidents-vacation-week-family-workshops-earth-meets-sky http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/19/presidents-vacation-week-family-workshops-earth-meets-sky Date: February 19, 2015

Take a break from winter this week and join us for one, two or three afternoons of hands-on art-making as we explore the cool winter skies using an array of fun and exciting media.

At today’s workshop, create a textured landscape against the winter sky, inspired by the painting techniques of contemporary artist and sculptor Anselm Kiefer. Like Kiefer, bring your painting to life by applying thick layers of impasto on canvas and adding dried natural materials, such as flowers, straw, sticks and clay.

Geared to children ages five to 10, with a parent or caregiver. Space is limited.

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-02-19 2015-02-19 1:30 pm 3:00 pm 40.8987, -73.9125 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54c14666823af.jpg Fri, 23 Jan 2015 18:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[NYC Compost Project hosted by Queens Botanical Garden: I Heart Worms for Families]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/19/nyc-compost-project-hosted-by-queens-botanical-garden-i-heart-worms-for-families http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/19/nyc-compost-project-hosted-by-queens-botanical-garden-i-heart-worms-for-families Date: February 19, 2015

Did you know that worms have five pairs of hearts?

This unique hands-on workshop introduces kids (ages 5 and up, accompanied by an adult) to the life of indoor composting (red wiggler) worms! Make heart-shaped compost cookies for your plants; be prepared to get your hands dirty!

Registration is required; please email compost@queensbotanical.org.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 539-5296

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-02-19 2015-02-19 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/548768523d1ac.jpg Wed, 17 Dec 2014 12:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Kids' Week in Manhattan: Inwood Hill Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/19/kids-week-in-manhattan-inwood-hill-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/19/kids-week-in-manhattan-inwood-hill-park Date: February 19, 2015

School is out! Get outside and get excited. Take the kids to the park to enjoy a variety of nature-related programs and activities with the Urban Park Rangers.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Payson Center (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2015-02-19 2015-02-19 2:00 pm 40.8672, -73.9289 Tue, 06 Jan 2015 15:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Storytime & Craft at Queens Botanical Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/19/storytime-craft-qbg http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/19/storytime-craft-qbg Date: February 19, 2015

Bring your little gardeners and nature lovers to QBG for a relaxing afternoon featuring nature-inspired stories, followed by a botanically-themed craft activity (while supplies last).

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-02-19 2015-02-19 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Wed, 17 Dec 2014 12:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[GreenThumb Garden Registration & License Renewal]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/19/greenthumb-garden-registration-license-renewal http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/19/greenthumb-garden-registration-license-renewal Date: February 19, 2015

All GreenThumb gardens under the jurisdiction of the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation hold licenses that are set to expire on December 31, 2014.

This registration session will allow all GreenThumb gardens on city property to update their registration. Gardeners will only be able to sign new licenses once registration forms have been reviewed and all materials are complete including membership lists, open hours, and the general rules and requirements of joining and being an active member of the garden.

Membership lists must include at least 10 garden members with full contact information for primary contacts, including mailing or e-mail addresses for regular garden members.

Gardens must update their registration in order to remain in good standing (with no violations) to be eligible to receive supplies, assistance, and services.

RSVP here.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 788-8070

Location: United Community Centers

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2015-02-19 2015-02-19 5:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.6649, -73.8867 Fri, 23 Jan 2015 18:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Wheelchair Basketball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/19/wheelchair-basketball1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/19/wheelchair-basketball1 Date: February 19, 2015

Compete in wheelchair basketball at McCarren, whether you're experienced or new at the sport. It's challenging, fast-paced and exciting.

Both disabled and able-bodied athletes are welcome. The program is for adults 18 and up. Recreation Center membership is required.

For more information, email Laura.Nunez@parks.nyc.gov.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 218-2380

Location: McCarren Play Center

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2015-02-19 2015-02-19 8:00 pm 9:30 pm 40.7202, -73.951 Fri, 28 Nov 2014 17:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[2014 Emerging Artist Fellowship Exhibition at Socrates Sculpture Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/20/eaf14-2014-emerging-artist-fellowship-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/20/eaf14-2014-emerging-artist-fellowship-exhibition Date: February 20, 2015

The annual Emerging Artist Fellowship (EAF) Exhibition is a cornerstone of Socrates Sculpture Park’s visual arts programming and is widely acclaimed for the ambition, breadth, and innovation of the works on view. Featuring fifteen artists, EAF14 is a survey of the compelling and diverse state of sculpture today.

Each EAF14 artist has engaged with the larger narrative of public space in a dynamic and daring way, building upon Socrates Sculpture Park’s goal to present socially aware, inspiring art in the public realm. EAF14 artists were selected through a highly competitive process that attracted a broad field of nearly 300 candidates, reviewed by the park’s curatorial advisors Anne Barlow (Executive Director, Art in General) and Joe Sheftel (Joe Sheftel Gallery, New York). Selected EAF14 artists were awarded a 2014 Emerging Artist Fellowship, including 24/7 access to the park’s outdoor studio and facilities, as well as the financial, technical, and curatorial support to realize his or her most ambitious work possible.

Image credit: Jordan Griska. Dolos. 2014 Emerging Artist Fellowship Exhibition, Socrates Sculpture Park (Queens, 2014). Photo: Nate Dorr.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: Katie Denny Horowitz

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2015-02-20 2015-02-20 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7687, -73.9369 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54b55480939aa.JPG Tue, 13 Jan 2015 18:00:13 EST
<![CDATA[Exhibition: The Migration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/20/exhibition-the-migration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/20/exhibition-the-migration Date: February 20, 2015

NYC Parks’ Ebony Society invites you to celebrate Black History Month with the Arsenal Gallery exhibition The Migration.

In the midst of tremendous upheaval—two world wars and the Great Depression—a vast movement of people, some 6 million African American descendants of the Antebellum South, fled the racial segregation and discrimination of Jim Crow laws for northern and western U.S. cities. The “Great Migration,” as it is commonly termed, caused a seismic societal demographic shift and left an indelible mark on the urbanization of America. Twenty-two artists share their interpretations of this historical epoch and its impact.

Closed holidays

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 2015-02-20 2015-02-20 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54a2c74e1f850.jpg Mon, 05 Jan 2015 17:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Art In the Garden: Paul Lin & Botanical Therapeutic Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/20/art-in-the-garden-paul-lin-botanical-therapeutic-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/20/art-in-the-garden-paul-lin-botanical-therapeutic-art Date: February 20, 2015

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-02-20 2015-02-20 9:00 am 4:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Mon, 15 Dec 2014 18:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Native Ensemble: Artists Chronicle Staten Island's Natural Spaces]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/20/native-ensemble-artists-chronicle-staten-islands-natural-spaces http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/20/native-ensemble-artists-chronicle-staten-islands-natural-spaces Date: February 20, 2015

NYC Parks is pleased to present the exhibition: “Native Ensemble: Artists Chronicle Staten Island’s Natural Spaces”, featuring local Staten Island artists that will run from February 13 – March 29, 2015, with an opening reception on Thursday, February 12th from 7-9 p.m. in the Lenape Gallery at the Conference House Park Visitor Center. The exhibition is curated by Sarah Yuster.

The eight artists featured in the show: David DiLillo, Ann Marie McDonnell, Michael McWeeney, Gail Middleton, Bill Murphy, Kristi Pfister, Melissa West and Sarah Yuster will present inspired 2-D and 3-D works created in a variety of art mediums that explore Staten Island’s natural elements and open spaces in conventional and unconventional techniques. Allusions to the human narrative in these works give way in an effort to shape the poetic and elusive concept of time and nature.

Lenape Gallery hours are Tuesday – Friday 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., and Saturday, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. For additional information please contact Frank Gessner at (718) 227-1463.

Image: Gail Middleton, Raritan Bay: View from the Conference House

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2015-02-20 2015-02-20 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.5026, -74.2518 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54ca6156371aa.jpg Thu, 29 Jan 2015 17:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Momofuku Milk Bar Pop-Up in Madison Square Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/20/momofuku-milk-bar-popup-in-madison-square-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/20/momofuku-milk-bar-popup-in-madison-square-park Date: February 20, 2015

This temporary sweets shop will feature cereal-milk hot chocolate, hot cider with miso butterscotch, birthday cake truffles, and much more.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Madison Square Park

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M052 Madison Square Park 2015-02-20 2015-02-20 10:00 am 8:00 pm 40.7413, -73.9884 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54c9699f66c06.jpg Wed, 28 Jan 2015 19:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Tai Chi Class for Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/20/tai-chiadults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/20/tai-chiadults Date: February 20, 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 2015-02-20 2015-02-20 11:30 am 12:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:18 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Cardio Toning]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/20/shape-up-nyc-cardio-toning http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/20/shape-up-nyc-cardio-toning Date: February 20, 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 2015-02-20 2015-02-20 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:14 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Mind Body Fusion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/20/shapeup-nyc-mind-body-fusion http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/20/shapeup-nyc-mind-body-fusion Date: February 20, 2015

Get your blood flowing. Join a Shape Up NYC trained instructor for cardio-yoga fusion workout designed to help both your mind and body

Burn calories, reduce holiday stress, and work out thoses muscle kinks.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (646) 645-8446

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2015-02-20 2015-02-20 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.5026, -74.2518 Wed, 03 Dec 2014 10:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Adapted Swim Program for People with Disabilities at Roy Wilkins Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/20/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities4 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/20/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities4 Date: February 20, 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 2015-02-20 2015-02-20 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.6881, -73.7701 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:21 EST
<![CDATA[Kids Week in Brooklyn: Marine Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/20/kids-week-in-brooklyn-marine-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/20/kids-week-in-brooklyn-marine-park Date: February 20, 2015

School is out!! Get outside and get excited. Take the kids to the park to enjoy a variety of nature-related programs and activities with the Urban Park Rangers.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Salt Marsh Nature Center (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2015-02-20 2015-02-20 1:00 pm 40.6047, -73.9298 Mon, 29 Dec 2014 19:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Kids Week in Queens: Alley Pond Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/20/kids-week-in-queens-alley-pond-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/20/kids-week-in-queens-alley-pond-park Date: February 20, 2015

School is out! Get outside and get excited. Take the kids to the park to enjoy a variety of nature-related programs and activities with the Urban Park Rangers.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Alley Pond Park Adventure Center (in Alley Pond Park)

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2015-02-20 2015-02-20 1:00 pm 40.7428, -73.7359 Mon, 29 Dec 2014 19:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Kids Week in Staten Island: Blue Heron Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/20/kids-week-in-staten-island-blue-heron-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/20/kids-week-in-staten-island-blue-heron-park Date: February 20, 2015

School is out!! Get outside and get excited. Take the kids to the park to enjoy a variety of nature-related programs and activities with the Urban Park Rangers.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

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

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R119 Blue Heron Park 2015-02-20 2015-02-20 1:00 pm 40.5309, -74.1778 Mon, 29 Dec 2014 19:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Kids Week in the Bronx: Pelham Bay Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/20/kids-week-in-the-bronx-pelham-bay-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/20/kids-week-in-the-bronx-pelham-bay-park Date: February 20, 2015

School is out! Get outside and get excited. Take the kids to the park to enjoy a variety of nature-related programs and activities with the Urban Park Rangers.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 319-7258

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2015-02-20 2015-02-20 1:00 pm 40.8516, -73.8266 Mon, 29 Dec 2014 19:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Creative Writing Short Stories Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/20/creative-writing-short-stories-fictionnon-fictionadults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/20/creative-writing-short-stories-fictionnon-fictionadults Date: February 20, 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 2015-02-20 2015-02-20 1:30 pm 3:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Kids Week in Manhattan: Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/20/kids-week-in-manhattan-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/20/kids-week-in-manhattan-central-park Date: February 20, 2015

School is out! Get outside and get excited. Take the kids to the park to enjoy a variety of nature-related programs and activities with the Urban Park Rangers.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-02-20 2015-02-20 2:00 pm 40.7971, -73.9515 Mon, 29 Dec 2014 19:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Seasonal Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/20/seasonal-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/20/seasonal-crafts Date: February 20, 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 2015-02-20 2015-02-20 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:15 EST
<![CDATA[Adapted Swim Program for People with Disabilities at Metropolitan Pool & Fitness Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/20/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/20/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities2 Date: February 20, 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 2015-02-20 2015-02-20 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.715, -73.9603 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:19 EST
<![CDATA[Adapted Swim Programs for People with Disabilities at Hansborough Pool & Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/20/adapted-swim-programs-for-people-with-disabilities http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/20/adapted-swim-programs-for-people-with-disabilities Date: February 20, 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 2015-02-20 2015-02-20 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.8128, -73.9393 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:22 EST
<![CDATA[Adapted Swim Program for People with Disabilities at Asser Levy Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/20/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/20/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities Date: February 20, 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 2015-02-20 2015-02-20 3:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7361, -73.9757 Mon, 08 Dec 2014 13:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Adapted Swim Program for People with Disabilities at St. Mary's Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/20/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/20/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities3 Date: February 20, 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 2015-02-20 2015-02-20 3:45 pm 5:00 pm 40.8108, -73.9147 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:20 EST
<![CDATA[Adapted Swim Program for People with Disabilities at Flushing Meadows Corona Park Aquatics Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/20/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/20/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities1 Date: February 20, 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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2015-02-20 2015-02-20 5:30 pm 6:30 pm 40.7516, -73.8372 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:19 EST
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/21/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/21/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: February 21, 2015

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

All of our fitness programs are free, led by trained professionals, and suitable for all levels. Wear comfortable clothing and bring water. Please check back for rain and weather/air advisory cancels. Fitness programs are canceled if the weather is lower than 20 degrees.

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.

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 2015-02-21 2015-02-21 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.8606, -73.9338 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5395c8d750ccf.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:38 EST
<![CDATA[Greenmarket at Grand Army Plaza]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/21/greenmarket-at-grand-army-plaza http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/21/greenmarket-at-grand-army-plaza Date: February 21, 2015

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Grand Army Plaza

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B040 Grand Army Plaza 2015-02-21 2015-02-21 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.6735, -73.9701 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[2014 Emerging Artist Fellowship Exhibition at Socrates Sculpture Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/21/eaf14-2014-emerging-artist-fellowship-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/21/eaf14-2014-emerging-artist-fellowship-exhibition Date: February 21, 2015

The annual Emerging Artist Fellowship (EAF) Exhibition is a cornerstone of Socrates Sculpture Park’s visual arts programming and is widely acclaimed for the ambition, breadth, and innovation of the works on view. Featuring fifteen artists, EAF14 is a survey of the compelling and diverse state of sculpture today.

Each EAF14 artist has engaged with the larger narrative of public space in a dynamic and daring way, building upon Socrates Sculpture Park’s goal to present socially aware, inspiring art in the public realm. EAF14 artists were selected through a highly competitive process that attracted a broad field of nearly 300 candidates, reviewed by the park’s curatorial advisors Anne Barlow (Executive Director, Art in General) and Joe Sheftel (Joe Sheftel Gallery, New York). Selected EAF14 artists were awarded a 2014 Emerging Artist Fellowship, including 24/7 access to the park’s outdoor studio and facilities, as well as the financial, technical, and curatorial support to realize his or her most ambitious work possible.

Image credit: Jordan Griska. Dolos. 2014 Emerging Artist Fellowship Exhibition, Socrates Sculpture Park (Queens, 2014). Photo: Nate Dorr.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: Katie Denny Horowitz

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2015-02-21 2015-02-21 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7687, -73.9369 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54b55480939aa.JPG Tue, 13 Jan 2015 18:00:13 EST
<![CDATA[Van Cortlandt Track Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/21/van-cortlandt-track-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/21/van-cortlandt-track-club Date: February 21, 2015

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

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Van Cortlandt Stadium (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2015-02-21 2015-02-21 8:00 am 40.888, -73.8968 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:41 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC Zumba]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/21/zumba http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/21/zumba Date: February 21, 2015

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-02-21 2015-02-21 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:19 EST
<![CDATA[Birding: Eagles]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/21/birding-eagles http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/21/birding-eagles Date: February 21, 2015

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

Winter is a spectacular season for observing Bald Eagles in New York City parks. Join us for this early morning program and enjoy learning more about the natural history and basic biology of Bald Eagles. Our Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in the urban jungle.

We offer birding programs throughout the year. These programs are appropriate for all skill levels and beginners are welcome.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Payson Park House (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2015-02-21 2015-02-21 9:00 am 40.8673, -73.929 Mon, 05 Jan 2015 17:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Art In the Garden: Paul Lin & Botanical Therapeutic Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/21/art-in-the-garden-paul-lin-botanical-therapeutic-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/21/art-in-the-garden-paul-lin-botanical-therapeutic-art Date: February 21, 2015

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-02-21 2015-02-21 9:00 am 4:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Mon, 15 Dec 2014 18:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Health and Race Walking]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/21/health-and-race-walking http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/21/health-and-race-walking Date: February 21, 2015

Moderate to brisk walks led by the NY Walkers Club for people 18 years and older of all abilities. This low-impact fitness program is perfect for those who want to get in shape, build muscle tone, strength and increase cardiovascular health while enjoying Central Park's beautiful landscapes. Clinics are held every Saturday morning from 9:30am-11:00am at the North Meadow Recreation Center. Free. No pre-registration required and open to all abilities.

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

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 348-4867

Location: North Meadow Recreation Center (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-02-21 2015-02-21 9:30 am 11:00 am 40.7911, -73.9597 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/546cfae71f144.jpg Wed, 19 Nov 2014 17:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Arts & Crafts and Games for Kids]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/21/artscraftsgame-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/21/artscraftsgame-day Date: February 21, 2015

Participants will enjoy arts & crafts, sand art, and different games. Appropriate for ages 5 and up.

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 2015-02-21 2015-02-21 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Tue, 20 Jan 2015 16:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Arts, Crafts, and Game Day with Princess for Lifetime]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/21/artscraftsgame-day-with-princess-for-lifetime http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/21/artscraftsgame-day-with-princess-for-lifetime Date: February 21, 2015

Participants will enjoy arts and crafts, as well as games and activities using sand art, paper crafts, and more.

Start time: 10:00 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 2015-02-21 2015-02-21 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:42 EST
<![CDATA[Tai Chi Chuan]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/21/tai-chi-chuan http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/21/tai-chi-chuan Date: February 21, 2015

Quiet like a mountain, moving like a river, Tai Chi is a sequence of gentle movements based on images found in nature. In this hour-long class, Irving Yee, a member of the William CC Chen Tai Chi School, introduces students to the internal martial arts and promotes an awareness of its benefits. Sessions are held indoors in winter.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-02-21 2015-02-21 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.8991, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54c65bd78379e.jpg Mon, 26 Jan 2015 16:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Momofuku Milk Bar Pop-Up in Madison Square Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/21/momofuku-milk-bar-popup-in-madison-square-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/21/momofuku-milk-bar-popup-in-madison-square-park Date: February 21, 2015

This temporary sweets shop will feature cereal-milk hot chocolate, hot cider with miso butterscotch, birthday cake truffles, and much more.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Madison Square Park

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M052 Madison Square Park 2015-02-21 2015-02-21 10:00 am 8:00 pm 40.7413, -73.9884 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54c9699f66c06.jpg Wed, 28 Jan 2015 19:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC Body Sculpting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/21/shape-up-nyc-body-sculpting http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/21/shape-up-nyc-body-sculpting Date: February 21, 2015

This total body workout addresses muscle strength and endurance while keeping the heart rate up to burn calories. Enjoy fun, continuous movement to great music.

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 2015-02-21 2015-02-21 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:13 EST
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: A Desert Under Glass]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/21/family-art-project-a-desert-under-glass http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/21/family-art-project-a-desert-under-glass Date: February 21, 2015

Go on a visit to Wave Hill’s Cactus and Succulent House—housed in one wing of the Marco Polo Stufano Conservatory—and leave winter behind.

Spend some time sketching and painting our exotic desert dwellers, then, using sand and tempera paint, make a desert mirage.

Free, and admission to the grounds is free until noon.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-02-21 2015-02-21 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8987, -73.9125 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54c144965e4c4.jpg Fri, 23 Jan 2015 18:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[ESL Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/21/esl-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/21/esl-class Date: February 21, 2015

Spanish-speaking adults will learn the basic structure of English from ESL instructor. New students must take a placement test, which is administered at 11 a.m. on Saturdays.

New students take placement test at 12 p.m.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-02-21 2015-02-21 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:21 EST
<![CDATA[Introduction to Bird Watching]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/21/introduction-to-bird-watching http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/21/introduction-to-bird-watching Date: February 21, 2015

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

Led by the Brooklyn Bird Club.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-02-21 2015-02-21 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:08 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Northern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/21/central-park-tour-northern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/21/central-park-tour-northern-welcome-tour Date: February 21, 2015

See the park’s northernmost highlights on this walk from Conservatory Garden, along the Harlem Meer and past the North Woods. The route is easy to negotiate, a few stairs.

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 or heat index above 95 degrees).

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 12:45 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

Location: East 106th Street Entrance (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-02-21 2015-02-21 12:00 pm 12:45 pm 40.7943, -73.9512 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52a0ef96a6454.jpg Mon, 29 Dec 2014 19:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Streetcars Making A Comeback In The Bronx?]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/21/streetcar-comback-in-the-bronx-free-public-lecture http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/21/streetcar-comback-in-the-bronx-free-public-lecture Date: February 21, 2015

Once ubiquitous in American cities, modern streetcars are making a comeback all across the nation. Are they right for The Bronx?

Bob Diamond, Chairman of the Brooklyn Historic Railroad Association, will discuss the feasibility of new streetcar lines for the Bronx, which will also include a look back at the Bronx's historical transportation systems.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 881-8900

Location: The Bronx County Archives

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2015-02-21 2015-02-21 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.8784, -73.8797 Fri, 23 Jan 2015 16:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Lunar New Year Celebration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/21/lunar-new-year-celebration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/21/lunar-new-year-celebration Date: February 21, 2015

After watching the Flushing Lunar New Year Parade, come to Queens Botanical Garden for children's craft activities and celebrate the Year of the Sheep!

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-02-21 2015-02-21 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Wed, 17 Dec 2014 12:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Nature's Workshop: Owls and Pellets]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/21/natures-workshop-owls-and-pellets http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/21/natures-workshop-owls-and-pellets Date: February 21, 2015

Urban Park Rangers Nature Centers are your gateway to New York City parks. Each serves as an in-park community center for public education, recreational activities, and environmental studies. The centers serve as starting points for walking tours and workshop sites for educational programs for the whole family.

This winter, join us for the Nature's Workshop series. Each program in this series explores its topic in depth and allows you to develop a skill, participate in a hands-on project, and indulge your curiosity. All supplies provided.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

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

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R119 Blue Heron Park 2015-02-21 2015-02-21 1:00 pm 40.5309, -74.1778 Fri, 19 Dec 2014 18:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Winter Workspace Open Studios]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/21/winter-workspace-open-studios http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/21/winter-workspace-open-studios Date: February 21, 2015

For the sixth winter, Glyndor Gallery is transformed into studio spaces for artists to develop new work and offer opportunities for public interaction in the context of the garden. Individual artists share their studio practice with the public on this open studio day. Artists include Julian Chams, Beatrice Glow, Nicolas Dumit Estevez, Fay Ku, Julia Oldham, Ivan Stojakovic, Alisha Wessler and Saya Woolfalk. Registration not required for this drop-in event. Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Glyndor Gallery (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-02-21 2015-02-21 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.8989, -73.9119 Mon, 26 Jan 2015 16:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Le Petit Zen Art - Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/21/le-petit-zen-artadults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/21/le-petit-zen-artadults Date: February 21, 2015

Participants (16 years old - adult) will create small works of art utilizing multiple mediums.

Works will be created on surfaces measuring 4"x6" or less, utilizing, both conventional and non-conventional materials.

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 2015-02-21 2015-02-21 1:30 pm 3:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 04 Dec 2014 11:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/21/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/21/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: February 21, 2015

See some of the park's most iconic places, like Bethesda Terrace and the Lake, and learn about its history, design, and magnificent restoration of these landscapes.

Space is limited; advance ticket purchase is recommended. Tickets are available for purchase onsite with credit card only. Please arrive at the meeting location 15 minutes before the start of the tour to allow time for check in. For the courtesy of other guests, those arriving after the start time cannot be accommodated.

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 or heat index above 95 degrees).

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2015-02-21 2015-02-21 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.7691, -73.9741 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/549d9639c1b0c.jpg Mon, 29 Dec 2014 18:00:04 EST