NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2016 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://nyc.gov/parks/events NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Thu, 05 May 2016 18:29:38 GMT <![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/18/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/18/bryant-park-juggling Date: May 18, 2016

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

Equipment will be provided.

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Lawn (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2016-05-18 2016-05-18 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.75350189209000000, -73.98370361328100000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57102489e50b8.jpg Fri, 15 Apr 2016 12:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[BQLT Special Project: Haitian Cultural Event]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/18/bqlt-special-project-haitian-cultural-event http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/18/bqlt-special-project-haitian-cultural-event Date: May 18, 2016

This fun, family-friendly event will highlight the power of storytelling, and will include musical components, such as drumming.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: East 43rd Street Block Association Community Garden Garden

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2016-05-18 2016-05-18 2:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.62851500000000000, -73.93439500000000000 Tue, 03 May 2016 15:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Hallett Nature Sanctuary]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/18/hallett-nature-sanctuary http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/18/hallett-nature-sanctuary Date: May 18, 2016

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Hallett Nature Sanctuary (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-05-18 2016-05-18 2:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.76570129394531000, -73.97609710693360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f00ec84d426.jpg Mon, 21 Mar 2016 12:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[3 to 6 Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/18/3-to-6-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/18/3-to-6-club Date: May 18, 2016

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

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

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

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

Location: Walker Park

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

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

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

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: 2123602746

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

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R008, B126 Faber Pool and Park, Red Hook Recreation Area 2016-05-18 2016-05-18 3:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.64023590087890600, -74.13526916503906000; 40.67240142822265600, -74.00399780273438000 Mon, 19 Oct 2015 13:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[GreenThumb Workshop: Brick Laying/BBQ Pit Construction]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/18/greenthumb-workshop-brick-layingbbq-pit-construction http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/18/greenthumb-workshop-brick-layingbbq-pit-construction Date: May 18, 2016

Don’t know what to do with the bricks in your garden? You can’t beat the taste of barbecued meat cooked on an open fire. Forget rushing to the garden center to buy an expensive barbecue; set aside one day and you can have your own stylish brick barbecue. Learn the basics of safe construction and what is allowed in your community garden.

Please RSVP here.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 602-5300

Location: La Isla Garden

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2016-05-18 2016-05-18 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.83190155029297000, -73.92929840087890000 Tue, 05 Apr 2016 17:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Game Social]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/18/game-social http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/18/game-social Date: May 18, 2016

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

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

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

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2016-05-18 2016-05-18 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.75370025634800000, -73.98359680175800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57101d2a07d08.jpg Mon, 18 Apr 2016 19:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[FLOW.16 Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/18/flow16-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/18/flow16-tour Date: May 18, 2016

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

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

Artists:

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

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2016-05-18 2016-05-18 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.78490066528320000, -73.93579864501953000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56e6eaee47368.jpg Tue, 29 Mar 2016 19:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Adult Basketball League]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/18/adult-basketball-league http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/18/adult-basketball-league Date: May 18, 2016

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

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

Start time: 6:15 pm

End time: 7:15 pm

Contact phone: (718) 353-7853

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

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2016-05-18 2016-05-18 6:15 pm 7:15 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.83439636230469000 Mon, 21 Mar 2016 19:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Zumba]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/18/zumba http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/18/zumba Date: May 18, 2016

Get fit in the park with free Zumba, an aerobic exercise program that blends Latin and African dance movements.

No session on June 29.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-4793

Location: Hockey Rink (in Little Bay Park)

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Q010A Little Bay Park 2016-05-18 2016-05-18 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.78979873657226600, -73.78479766845703000 Mon, 28 Mar 2016 19:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Divergent]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/18/movies-under-the-stars-divergent http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/18/movies-under-the-stars-divergent Date: May 18, 2016

Join NYC Parks and the New York City Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment for a free film!

In a world divided by factions based on virtues, Tris learns she's Divergent and won't fit in. When she discovers a plot to destroy Divergents, Tris and the mysterious Four must find out what makes Divergents dangerous before it's too late. Rated PG-13

Know Before You Go
This movie is held outdoors. You should arrive before 6:30 p.m. to get your spot. Feel free to bring a blanket to sit on. There will be a limited supply of chairs available. Bottled waters are OK, but no glass. Reservations are not taken, so space is available on a first-come, first-served basis. All are welcome.

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430-1825

Location: Poe Park

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X040 Poe Park 2016-05-18 2016-05-18 7:30 pm 9:30 pm 40.86479547717800000, -73.89463425453900000 Tue, 03 May 2016 13:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Frozen]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/18/movies-under-the-stars-frozen http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/18/movies-under-the-stars-frozen Date: May 18, 2016

Grab a blanket or towel and come enjoy a movie inside. This spring, NYC Parks is hosting family-friendly movie showings throughout the five boroughs. It is OK to bring a picnic, but no glass bottles and no alcoholic beverages; they are strictly prohibited. Space is limited and seating is on first-come, first-served basis. No RSVP is required.

"After the kingdom of Arendelle is cast into eternal winter by the powerful Snow Queen Elsa (voice of Idina Menzel), her sprightly sister Anna (Kristen Bell) teams up with a rough-hewn mountaineer named Kristoff (Jonathan Groff) and his trusty reindeer Sven to break the icy spell. Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee co-directed this Walt Disney Animation Studios production based on Hans Christian Andersen's beloved fairy tale The Snow Queen." - Courtesy of Swank

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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M033 Hamilton Fish Park 2016-05-18 2016-05-18 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.71979904174805000, -73.98179626464844000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5727a6b5a31b0.jpg Tue, 03 May 2016 13:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/19/bryant-park-tai-chi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/19/bryant-park-tai-chi Date: May 19, 2016

Enjoy free Tai Chi classes in the park.

Bryant Park Tai Chi is provided by the 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. All ages and levels of experience are welcome.

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2016-05-19 2016-05-19 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.75410079956055000, -73.98449707031250000 Thu, 21 Apr 2016 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/19/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/19/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: May 19, 2016

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

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

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

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

Please note: Fitness programs are canceled if the weather is lower than 20 degrees and when there are icy conditions. 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 2016-05-19 2016-05-19 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.86059951782226600, -73.93379974365234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5395c8d750ccf.jpg Thu, 24 Mar 2016 12:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition: Chroma Botanica: Ellie Irons & Linda Stillman]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/19/exhibition-chroma-botanica-ellie-irons-linda-stillman http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/19/exhibition-chroma-botanica-ellie-irons-linda-stillman Date: May 19, 2016

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

This exhibition is free and open to the public.

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-05-19 2016-05-19 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57069918a250b.jpeg Wed, 20 Apr 2016 11:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Tree Tots (3-4 year-olds) - Early Childhood Series]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/19/tree-tots-early-childhood-series http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/19/tree-tots-early-childhood-series Date: May 19, 2016

Through hands-on activities, observations, games and stories, children will become familiar with the sights and sounds of the forest.

This program will take place indoors and outdoors (weather-permitting) for children and their caregivers.

Space is limited and registration is requsted. Please call (718) 351-3450 or email naturecenter@sigreenbelt.org.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:15 am

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2016-05-19 2016-05-19 9:30 am 10:15 am 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 Mon, 28 Mar 2016 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Prospect Park Alliance Thursday Corps]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/19/prospect-park-alliance-thursday-corps http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/19/prospect-park-alliance-thursday-corps Date: May 19, 2016

The Prospect Park Alliance’s Thursday Corps volunteers perform a multitude of different projects throughout the park. The group meets at a different location every week helping in a variety of landscape and horticultural projects. Regardless of physical ability, there's something for everyone to do.

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2016-05-19 2016-05-19 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.66070175170898400, -73.96540069580078000 Mon, 22 Feb 2016 14:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Protectors of Pine Oak Woods: 40 Years of Green]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/19/protectors-of-pine-oak-woods-40-years-of-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/19/protectors-of-pine-oak-woods-40-years-of-green Date: May 19, 2016

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

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

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

Dominick Durso/ALMAR Graphics

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2016-05-19 2016-05-19 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f15c0f3a162.jpeg Tue, 22 Mar 2016 13:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Peepers (2 year-olds) - Early Childhood Series]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/19/peepers-early-childhood-series http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/19/peepers-early-childhood-series Date: May 19, 2016

Through hands-on activities, observations, games, and stories, children will become familiar with the sights and sounds of the forest.

This program will take place indoor and outdoors (weather-permitting) for children and their caregivers.

Space is limited. Registeration requested. Please call (718) 351-3450 or email naturecenter@sigreenbelt.org.

Start time: 10:45 am

End time: 11:15 am

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2016-05-19 2016-05-19 10:45 am 11:15 am 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 Mon, 28 Mar 2016 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: The Ramble]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/19/central-park-tour-the-ramble http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/19/central-park-tour-the-ramble Date: May 19, 2016

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Belvedere Castle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-05-19 2016-05-19 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.77930068969726600, -73.96910095214844000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570802204361b.JPG Tue, 12 Apr 2016 13:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Wildflower Meadow Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/19/wildflower-meadow-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/19/wildflower-meadow-tour Date: May 19, 2016

Stretching along the East River near the iconic Hell Gate Bridge, Randall's Island's Wildflower Meadow is home to an array of native and ornamental plants that provide food and shelter for bees, butterflies, birds, and other wildlife.

Join an experienced member of Randall's Island Park Alliance's horticulture department for a stroll through the meadow. Smell the flowers, search high and low for meadow residents, and take in the breathtaking views.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2016-05-19 2016-05-19 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.78490066528320000, -73.93579864501953000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f9690f1f353.JPG Mon, 28 Mar 2016 16:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/19/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/19/bryant-park-juggling Date: May 19, 2016

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

Equipment will be provided.

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Lawn (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2016-05-19 2016-05-19 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.75350189209000000, -73.98370361328100000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57102489e50b8.jpg Fri, 15 Apr 2016 12:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Exploration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/19/nature-exploration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/19/nature-exploration Date: May 19, 2016

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

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

  • Discovery Pack, 12–3 pm: The Prospect Park Alliance invites you to get inspired by nature with our new Discovery Packs, a ready-to-go kits filled with nature activities for families.
  • Bird Nerds Game Hour, 1–2 pm: Test your knowledge of birds in this fun, mildly competitive hour of puzzles, Bingo, card games, and more!
  • Nature on the Go!, 2–3 pm: An Alliance Naturalist will lead children and families to areas near the Audubon Center, where you can learn about the nature that is all around us and participate in a Citizen Science project.
  • Animal Encounter, 3–4 pm: Curious as to how Snappy the turtle got her name? Want to watch the snake gobble a mouse? Join Alliance Naturalists in learning more about the animals in the Audubon Center’s collection and even assist in an actual feeding.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2016-05-19 2016-05-19 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.66070175170898400, -73.96540069580078000 Mon, 28 Mar 2016 18:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Thursday Evening Hours at the Merchant’s House Museum]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/19/thursday-evening-hours-at-the-merchants-house-museum http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/19/thursday-evening-hours-at-the-merchants-house-museum Date: May 19, 2016

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 2016-05-19 2016-05-19 12:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.7277, -73.9923 Fri, 17 Apr 2015 18:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Hatha Yoga and Meditation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/19/hatha-yoga-and-meditation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/19/hatha-yoga-and-meditation Date: May 19, 2016

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

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2016-05-19 2016-05-19 12:30 pm 1:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Wed, 20 Jan 2016 19:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Sherman Creek Stewards: Garden Crew]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/19/sherman-creek-stewards-garden-crew http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/19/sherman-creek-stewards-garden-crew Date: May 19, 2016

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

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (917) 291-6436

Location: Swindler Cove (in Sherman Creek)

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M300 Sherman Creek 2016-05-19 2016-05-19 1:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.85842514038086000, -73.92292785644531000 Wed, 16 Mar 2016 15:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Patterned Scarf-Knitting Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/19/knit-a-fibonacciinspired-scarfadults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/19/knit-a-fibonacciinspired-scarfadults Date: May 19, 2016

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

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

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2016-05-19 2016-05-19 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Tue, 29 Dec 2015 16:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Breakfast at Tiffany's]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/19/movies-under-the-stars-breakfast-at-tiffanys http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/19/movies-under-the-stars-breakfast-at-tiffanys Date: May 19, 2016

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

In an idealized New York City during the early '60s, Holly Golightly (Audrey Hepburn) is a charming socialite with a youthful zest for life who lives alone in a nearly bare apartment. She has such a flippant lifestyle that she won't even give her cat a name, because that would be too much of a commitment to a relationship. Maintaining a childlike innocence yet wearing the most perfect of designer clothes and accessories from Givenchy, she spends her time on expensive dates and at high-class parties. She escorts various wealthy men, yet fails to return their affections after they have given her gifts and money. Holly's carefree independence is changed when she meets her neighbor, aspiring writer Paul (George Peppard), who is suffering from writer's block while being kept by a wealthy woman (Patricia Neal). Just when Holly and Paul are developing their sweet romance, Doc (Buddy Ebsen) appears on the scene and complicates matters, revealing the truth about Holly's past. Breakfast at Tiffany's was nominated for several Academy awards, winning Best Score for Henry Mancini and Best Song for Johnny Mercer's classic tune "Moon River".

Know Before You Go
You should arrive before 1:00 p.m. to get your spot. Feel free to bring a blanket to sit on, although there will be a limited supply of chairs available. Bottled waters are OK, but no glass. Reservations are not taken, so space is available on a first come first served basis. All are welcome!

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 363 - 0215

Location: Greenbelt Recreation Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2016-05-19 2016-05-19 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.59260177612305000, -74.13580322265625000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/572a41360b1c3.jpg Wed, 04 May 2016 15:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Tunisian Patterned Scarf-Making Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/19/crochet-beginners-class-adults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/19/crochet-beginners-class-adults Date: May 19, 2016

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

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2016-05-19 2016-05-19 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Tue, 29 Dec 2015 16:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Ed Center Open Hours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/19/ed-center-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/19/ed-center-open-hours Date: May 19, 2016

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

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

Photo by Alexa Hoyer

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Environmental Education Center (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-05-19 2016-05-19 3:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.70428673171300000, -73.98938399553300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56b39ce479a04.jpg Mon, 28 Mar 2016 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Teen PASS]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/19/teen-pass http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/19/teen-pass Date: May 19, 2016

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

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

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: 2123602746

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

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R008, B126 Faber Pool and Park, Red Hook Recreation Area 2016-05-19 2016-05-19 3:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.64023590087890600, -74.13526916503906000; 40.67240142822265600, -74.00399780273438000 Mon, 19 Oct 2015 13:00:10 EDT
<![CDATA[3 to 6 Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/19/3-to-6-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/19/3-to-6-club Date: May 19, 2016

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

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

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

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

Location: Walker Park

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R015 Walker Park 2016-05-19 2016-05-19 3:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.64329910278320000, -74.10939788818360000 Mon, 28 Mar 2016 18:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Community Boatbuilding at Brooklyn Bridge Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/19/community-boatbuilding-at-bbp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/19/community-boatbuilding-at-bbp Date: May 19, 2016

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

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

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

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 724-6432

Location: 99 Plymouth Street (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-05-19 2016-05-19 4:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.70405696345800000, -73.98930621147200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570d07b0d24f5.JPG Tue, 12 Apr 2016 11:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Spring Birding Tours of Bryant Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/19/spring-birding-tours-of-bryant-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/19/spring-birding-tours-of-bryant-park Date: May 19, 2016

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

Presented in partnership with New York City Audubon.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Heiskell Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2016-05-19 2016-05-19 5:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.75370025634800000, -73.98359680175800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57101f313b7be.jpg Fri, 15 Apr 2016 12:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Public Art Opening: Dee Briggs in Foley Square]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/19/public-art-opening-dee-briggs-in-foley-square http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/19/public-art-opening-dee-briggs-in-foley-square Date: May 19, 2016

An artist reception for Dee Briggs in Foley Square will take place in the park on Thursday, May 19. The opening remarks will include Thomas Woltz, FASLA, Principal, Nelson Byrd Woltz; Jennifer Lantzas, Deputy Director of Public Art, NYC Parks; and the artist Dee Briggs.

Located in Thomas Paine Park, part of the larger Foley Square area in Manhattan’s Civic Center, these three monumental public artworks deal directly with Briggs’ fascination with geometry and a form of symmetry called chirality. Chirality is defined as a three-dimensional object that has no internal plane of symmetry along the x, y or z-axis, which means that the object is different from its reflection.

Growing up in western Pennsylvania’s 1970s industrial landscape had a profound impact on Briggs and inspired her deep affinity for industrial materials and processes. For this exhibition, she explored the possibilities and limitations of weathered steel.

This event is FREE and open to the public.

Photo Credit: Albert Vecerka/ESTO

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Worth Street and Lafayette Street (in Thomas Paine Park)

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M030 Thomas Paine Park 2016-05-19 2016-05-19 5:30 pm 8:00 pm 40.71545149007800000, -74.00291247966900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5716602de9c89.jpg Tue, 19 Apr 2016 15:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Beginner Chess Social]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/19/beginner-chess-socials-at-bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/19/beginner-chess-socials-at-bryant-park-games Date: May 19, 2016

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

Kids are welcome.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2016-05-19 2016-05-19 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.75370025634800000, -73.98359680175800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57101ba286703.jpg Mon, 18 Apr 2016 19:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/19/bryant-park-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/19/bryant-park-yoga Date: May 19, 2016

Bryant Park Yoga is returning for its 13th season! Stop by the park and join a Tuesday morning or Thursday evening class in this flagship series presented by Athleta, with instructors curated by Yoga Journal.

Athleta provides a colorful selection of mats - no need to bring your own.

RSVP now at Eventbrite! Walk-ins are also welcome.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Lawn (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2016-05-19 2016-05-19 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.75350189209000000, -73.98370361328100000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5717f487e65b3.jpg Thu, 21 Apr 2016 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Fitness Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/19/fitness-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/19/fitness-walk Date: May 19, 2016

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

For adults only.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-4793

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 6 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-05-19 2016-05-19 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.69260025024414000, -74.00189971923828000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/572a1567c3826.jpg Wed, 04 May 2016 12:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Inside Out]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/19/movies-under-the-stars-inside-out http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/19/movies-under-the-stars-inside-out Date: May 19, 2016

Join NYC Parks and the New York City Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment for a free film!

After young Riley is uprooted from her Midwest life and moved to San Francisco, her emotions—Joy, Fear, Anger, Disgust, and Sadness—conflict on how best to navigate a new city, house, and school. Rated PG.

Know Before You Go
This movie is held outdoors. You should arrive before 6:30 p.m. to get your spot. Feel free to bring a blanket to sit on. There will be a limited supply of chairs available. Bottled water is OK, but no glass. Reservations are not taken; space is available on a first-come, first-served basis. All are welcome!

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430-1825

Location: Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center (in Williamsbridge Oval)

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X104 Williamsbridge Oval 2016-05-19 2016-05-19 7:30 pm 9:30 pm 40.87689971923828000, -73.87650299072266000 Tue, 03 May 2016 13:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Peaceful Warrior]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/19/movies-under-the-stars-peaceful-warrior http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/19/movies-under-the-stars-peaceful-warrior Date: May 19, 2016

Join NYC Parks and the New York City Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment for a free film!

An inspirational tale about the remarkable power of the human spirit, as the pages of Dan Millman's best-selling autobiographical novel comes to life onscreen in this life-affirming film. A talented college gymnast with serious Olympic aspirations, Dan Millman (Mechlowicz) leads a charmed life of first-place trophies, fast girls, and rowdy parties until a career-threatening injury and a chance meeting with a mysterious stranger named Socrates (Nolte) show him how little he truly knows about living. In the months that follow his tragic injury, both Socrates and elusive beauty Joy (Smart) impart to the growing young man the wisdom that he needs to leave the past behind and follow the path of destiny and fulfill his transformation into the peaceful warrior.

Know Before You Go:

You should arrive before 8:00 p.m. to get your spot. Feel free to bring a blanket to sit on, although there will be a limited supply of chairs available. Bottled waters are OK, but no glass. Reservations are not taken, so space is available on a first come first served basis. All are welcome!

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 387-7687

Location: Chelsea Park

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M011 Chelsea Park 2016-05-19 2016-05-19 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.74990081787109400, -74.00060272216797000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5727a91928bb7.jpg Tue, 03 May 2016 15:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Adult Basketball League]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/19/adult-basketball-league http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/19/adult-basketball-league Date: May 19, 2016

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

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

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 353-7853

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

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2016-05-19 2016-05-19 8:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.83439636230469000 Mon, 21 Mar 2016 19:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Yoga for WellnessSpring Series]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/20/yoga-for-wellnessspring-series http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/20/yoga-for-wellnessspring-series Date: May 20, 2016

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

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

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 9:45 am

Contact phone: (718) 885-1461

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2016-05-20 2016-05-20 8:30 am 9:45 am 40.87186431884765600, -73.80553436279297000 Tue, 01 Mar 2016 14:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Exhibition: Chroma Botanica: Ellie Irons & Linda Stillman]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/20/exhibition-chroma-botanica-ellie-irons-linda-stillman http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/20/exhibition-chroma-botanica-ellie-irons-linda-stillman Date: May 20, 2016

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

This exhibition is free and open to the public.

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-05-20 2016-05-20 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57069918a250b.jpeg Wed, 20 Apr 2016 11:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Protectors of Pine Oak Woods: 40 Years of Green]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/20/protectors-of-pine-oak-woods-40-years-of-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/20/protectors-of-pine-oak-woods-40-years-of-green Date: May 20, 2016

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

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

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

Dominick Durso/ALMAR Graphics

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2016-05-20 2016-05-20 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f15c0f3a162.jpeg Tue, 22 Mar 2016 13:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Centennial Plant Sale at Bartow-Pell Conservancy]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/20/centennial-plant-sale-at-bartowpell-conservancy http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/20/centennial-plant-sale-at-bartowpell-conservancy Date: May 20, 2016

Let your garden be inspired by ours! Unusual annuals, perennials, and herbs will be on sale. The event includes demonstrations on edible gardening and potting plants.

Rain date: Sunday, May 22.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2016-05-20 2016-05-20 10:00 am 3:00 pm 40.87186431884765600, -73.80553436279297000 Tue, 03 May 2016 15:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/20/yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/20/yoga Date: May 20, 2016

Join a free yoga class in Little Bay Park!

Limited number of mats will be available for participants.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 352-4793

Location: Hockey Rink (in Little Bay Park)

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Q010A Little Bay Park 2016-05-20 2016-05-20 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.78979873657226600, -73.78479766845703000 Mon, 28 Mar 2016 19:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/20/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/20/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: May 20, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2016-05-20 2016-05-20 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5707fdbcd2ffa.JPG Fri, 08 Apr 2016 16:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Cardio & Body Strengthening]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/20/shape-up-nyc-cardio-body-strengthening http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/20/shape-up-nyc-cardio-body-strengthening Date: May 20, 2016

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2016-05-20 2016-05-20 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.66070175170898400, -73.96540069580078000 Mon, 22 Feb 2016 14:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Nature Exploration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/20/nature-exploration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/20/nature-exploration Date: May 20, 2016

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

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

  • Discovery Pack, 12–3 pm: The Prospect Park Alliance invites you to get inspired by nature with our new Discovery Packs, a ready-to-go kits filled with nature activities for families.
  • Bird Nerds Game Hour, 1–2 pm: Test your knowledge of birds in this fun, mildly competitive hour of puzzles, Bingo, card games, and more!
  • Nature on the Go!, 2–3 pm: An Alliance Naturalist will lead children and families to areas near the Audubon Center, where you can learn about the nature that is all around us and participate in a Citizen Science project.
  • Animal Encounter, 3–4 pm: Curious as to how Snappy the turtle got her name? Want to watch the snake gobble a mouse? Join Alliance Naturalists in learning more about the animals in the Audubon Center’s collection and even assist in an actual feeding.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2016-05-20 2016-05-20 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.66070175170898400, -73.96540069580078000 Mon, 28 Mar 2016 18:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/20/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/20/bryant-park-juggling Date: May 20, 2016

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

Equipment will be provided.

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Lawn (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2016-05-20 2016-05-20 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.75350189209000000, -73.98370361328100000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57102489e50b8.jpg Fri, 15 Apr 2016 12:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Fencing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/20/bryant-park-fencing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/20/bryant-park-fencing Date: May 20, 2016

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

No prior experience needed and equipment is provided.

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

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 382-2255

Location: Fifth Avenue Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2016-05-20 2016-05-20 1:30 pm 2:30 pm 40.75370025634800000, -73.98359680175800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/571018db1f1dd.jpg Thu, 14 Apr 2016 19:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Hallett Nature Sanctuary]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/20/hallett-nature-sanctuary http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/20/hallett-nature-sanctuary Date: May 20, 2016

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Hallett Nature Sanctuary (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-05-20 2016-05-20 2:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.76570129394531000, -73.97609710693360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f00ec84d426.jpg Mon, 21 Mar 2016 12:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Seasonal Arts and Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/20/seasonal-arts-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/20/seasonal-arts-crafts Date: May 20, 2016

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2016-05-20 2016-05-20 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Wed, 04 May 2016 13:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Legendary Landmarks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/20/central-park-tour-legendary-landmarks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/20/central-park-tour-legendary-landmarks Date: May 20, 2016

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

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

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Belvedere Castle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-05-20 2016-05-20 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.77930068969726600, -73.96910095214844000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5707fe79def37.JPG Thu, 14 Apr 2016 19:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[3 to 6 Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/20/3-to-6-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/20/3-to-6-club Date: May 20, 2016

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

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

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

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

Location: Walker Park

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R015 Walker Park 2016-05-20 2016-05-20 3:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.64329910278320000, -74.10939788818360000 Mon, 28 Mar 2016 18:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Teen PASS]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/20/teen-pass http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/20/teen-pass Date: May 20, 2016

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

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

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: 2123602746

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

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R008, B126 Faber Pool and Park, Red Hook Recreation Area 2016-05-20 2016-05-20 3:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.64023590087890600, -74.13526916503906000; 40.67240142822265600, -74.00399780273438000 Mon, 19 Oct 2015 13:00:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Storefront Science: Afterschool Pop-Up Program]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/20/storefront-science-afterschool-popup-program http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/20/storefront-science-afterschool-popup-program Date: May 20, 2016

Explore the natural world around you with Dr. A!

Learn how to identify different trees and insects. Test and play various science tools through interactive games for children during this two-hour exploration session.

Funded through the generosity of Coucilmember Ydanis Rodriguez.

Start time: 3:30 pm

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Anne Loftus Playground (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2016-05-20 2016-05-20 3:30 pm 5:30 pm 40.86520004272461000, -73.92880249023438000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570ff4ee3a9b6.jpg Thu, 14 Apr 2016 17:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Game Social]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/20/game-social http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/20/game-social Date: May 20, 2016

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

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

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

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2016-05-20 2016-05-20 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.75370025634800000, -73.98359680175800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57101d2a07d08.jpg Mon, 18 Apr 2016 19:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Taikoza Concert in the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/20/arts-culture-fun-taikoza-concert-in-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/20/arts-culture-fun-taikoza-concert-in-the-park Date: May 20, 2016

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

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

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: 718 263-1163

Location: Lost Battalion Playground (in Lost Battalion Hall Recreation Center)

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Q401 Lost Battalion Hall Recreation Center 2016-05-20 2016-05-20 6:00 pm 7:30 pm 40.73223876953125000, -73.86503601074219000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56be104f0b8b4.jpg Wed, 24 Feb 2016 14:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Harlem Dances Series - Fiyah! Dancehall Theater]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/20/harlem-dances http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/20/harlem-dances Date: May 20, 2016

Join Summer on the Hudson and different local companies as they demonstrate and teach you specific dance-style steps and moves. Come out to all four of these monthly dance parties and end the summer with a new dance repetoire.

May 20
Fiyah! Dancehall Theater was created in 2013 to bring light to the Jamaican Dancehall and African/Caribbean culture in a new aspect—the Theater. Taking dynamic storytelling through music and movement to the audience in a high energy passionate stage performance, FIYAH is the first of its kind and making history, now in its fourth season. Artistic Director Jessica Phoenix is looking forward to spreading more fiyah worldwide!

June 17
Ballroom Basix - learn social and fitness skills through ballroom and latin fundamentals

July 15
Hearts of Men is a community based, all-male dance company created to honor the passion, determination, potential, and beauty of all men in an inter-generational process. Created in 2011 by founder/director Fredrick Earl Mosley, company members included such greats as the late Dudley Williams, Matthew Rushing, Clifton Brown, Darius Crenshaw, Brian Harlan Brooks, and Jamal Story. The ensemble has performed in the Ailey Studios and at Montclair State University and NY SummerStage over the past three years.

August 19
Art of Stepping - this body formations and techniques workshop delves in to the history of stepping.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: 311

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

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M376 West Harlem Piers 2016-05-20 2016-05-20 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.81883621215820000, -73.96091461181640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f5768a0af17.JPG Mon, 11 Apr 2016 16:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA['Drive in' Movie: Rocky]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/20/drive-in-movie http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/20/drive-in-movie Date: May 20, 2016

Enjoy this outdoor screening of "Rocky" from your car (the first 75 pre-registered vehicles will be admitted), or take a seat on the grass and enjoy the show.

Generously funded by Council Member Paul Vallone

To pre-register, please call Councilmember Paul Vallone's office at (718) 619-8611, starting April 15.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-4793

Location: John Golden Parking Lot (in John Golden Park)

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Q012B John Golden Park 2016-05-20 2016-05-20 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.77300187982500000, -73.76999616622900000 Wed, 30 Mar 2016 15:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Pan]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/20/movies-under-the-stars-pan http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/20/movies-under-the-stars-pan Date: May 20, 2016

Join NYC Parks and the New York City Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment for a free film.

An orphan boy (Levi Miller) discovers his destiny as Peter Pan, and is whisked away to an enchanted land to battle the fearsome pirate Blackbeard (Hugh Jackman) with the help of the warrior woman Tiger Lily (Rooney Mara). Directed by Joe Wright (Hanna) and Atonement). Cast includes Garrett Hedlund, Amanda Seyfried, Adeel Akhtar, Nonso Anozie, and Kathy Burke. - Courtesy of Swank

Know Before You Go
You should arrive before 8:00 p.m. to get your spot. Feel free to bring a blanket to sit on; there will be a limited supply of chairs available. Bottled water is OK, but no glass. Reservations are not taken; space is available on a first-come, first-served basis. All are welcome!

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 363-0215

Location: Cpl. Thompson Park (in CPL. Thompson Park)

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R109 CPL. Thompson Park 2016-05-20 2016-05-20 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.63790130615234400, -74.11910247802734000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/572a860e801a1.jpg Thu, 05 May 2016 13:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Dreamgirls]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/20/movies-under-the-stars-dreamgirls http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/20/movies-under-the-stars-dreamgirls Date: May 20, 2016

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

Director Bill Condon brings Tom Eyen's Tony award-winning Broadway musical to the big screen in a tale of dreams, stardom, and the high cost of success in the cutthroat recording industry. The time is the 1960s, and singers Effie (Jennifer Hudson), Lorrell (Anika Noni Rose), and Deena (Beyoncé Knowles) are about to find out just what it's like to have their wildest dreams come true. Discovered at a local talent show by ambitious manager Curtis Taylor Jr. (Jamie Foxx), the trio known as "the Dreamettes" is soon offered the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity of opening for popular singer James "Thunder" Early (Eddie Murphy). Rated PG-13.

Know Before You Go:

You should arrive before 8:00 p.m. to get your spot. Feel Free to bring a blanket to sit on, although there will be a limited supply of chairs available. Bottled waters are OK, but no glass. Reservations are not taken, so space is available on a first come first served basis. All are welcome!

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1380

Location: The Marcus Garvey Park Amphitheater (in Marcus Garvey Park),Pelham Fritz Recreation Center (in Marcus Garvey Park)

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M058 Marcus Garvey Park 2016-05-20 2016-05-20 8:00 pm 10:30 pm 40.80400085449219000, -73.94539642333984000; 40.80502319335900000, -73.94498443603500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5727ab9ba9f48.jpg Tue, 03 May 2016 15:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Van Cortlandt Track Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/21/van-cortlandt-track-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/21/van-cortlandt-track-club Date: May 21, 2016

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

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Van Cortlandt Stadium (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2016-05-21 2016-05-21 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.888, -73.8968 Wed, 06 May 2015 12:02:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Greenmarket at Grand Army Plaza]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/21/greenmarket-at-grand-army-plaza http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/21/greenmarket-at-grand-army-plaza Date: May 21, 2016

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

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Grand Army Plaza

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B040 Grand Army Plaza 2016-05-21 2016-05-21 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.67350006103515600, -73.97010040283203000 Mon, 22 Feb 2016 14:00:07 EST
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/21/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/21/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: May 21, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 9:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2016-05-21 2016-05-21 8:30 am 9:30 am 40.86059951782226600, -73.93379974365234000 Tue, 09 Feb 2016 15:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run-Inwood Hill Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/21/nyrr-open-runinwood-hill-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/21/nyrr-open-runinwood-hill-park Date: May 21, 2016

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

Everyone is welcomed. Volunteers are needed too!

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

Start time: 8:45 am

End time: 9:45 am

Contact phone: (646) 822-6731

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

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2016-05-21 2016-05-21 8:45 am 9:45 am 40.86999893188476600, -73.92109680175781000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f14992d004c.jpg Thu, 28 Apr 2016 17:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: St. Mary's Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/21/nyrr-open-run-st-marys-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/21/nyrr-open-run-st-marys-park Date: May 21, 2016

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

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

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2016-05-21 2016-05-21 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.81381420348400000, -73.91180372238200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/572a15e8eb87f.jpg Wed, 04 May 2016 12:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Astoria Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/21/nyrr-open-run-astoria-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/21/nyrr-open-run-astoria-park Date: May 21, 2016

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Astoria Park Track (in Astoria Park)

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Q004 Astoria Park 2016-05-21 2016-05-21 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.77669906616211000, -73.92579650878906000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/572a15bfb9157.jpg Wed, 04 May 2016 12:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Mind Body Fusion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/21/shape-up-nyc-mind-body-fusion http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/21/shape-up-nyc-mind-body-fusion Date: May 21, 2016

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

Location: Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2016-05-21 2016-05-21 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.50199890136719000, -74.25140380859375000 Mon, 25 Apr 2016 16:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Banneker Playground]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/21/its-my-park-at-banneker-playground http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/21/its-my-park-at-banneker-playground Date: May 21, 2016

This It’s My Park season, volunteer with Psi Lambda Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. to paint, weed, and refresh at Banneker Playground. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 309-7572

Location: Banneker Playground

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B140 Banneker Playground 2016-05-21 2016-05-21 9:00 am 2:00 pm 40.69035970070000000, -73.94903745730000000 Tue, 03 May 2016 12:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Community Boatbuilding at Brooklyn Bridge Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/21/community-boatbuilding-at-bbp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/21/community-boatbuilding-at-bbp Date: May 21, 2016

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 724-6432

Location: 99 Plymouth Street (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-05-21 2016-05-21 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.70405696345800000, -73.98930621147200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570d07b0d24f5.JPG Tue, 12 Apr 2016 11:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Green Neighborhood Volunteer Program: Richmond Hill]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/21/0521-richmond-hill-street-tree-stewardship http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/21/0521-richmond-hill-street-tree-stewardship Date: May 21, 2016

Volunteer with the Stewardship Team in caring for our Street Trees in the Richmond Hill area of Queens. Volunteers will assist in caring for recently planted trees and saplings, and beautifying tree pits.

No experience is necessary; training will be provided on the day of the event.

Come dressed in closed-toed shoes (boots or sneakers preferred) and clothing that can get dirty.

Register here.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-1463

Location: 121st Street and 89th Avenue

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2016-05-21 2016-05-21 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.69792120000000000, -73.82751950000000000 Fri, 08 Apr 2016 12:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Beautify Historic Flushing Outdoor Volunteer Project]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/21/beautify-historic-flushing-outdoor-volunteer-project http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/21/beautify-historic-flushing-outdoor-volunteer-project Date: May 21, 2016

Enjoy the beautiful spring garden at the historic Bowne House and help prepare it for the summer.

Tools and gloves will be supplied for the project's duration.

Registration is recommended. Please email bownehouse@verizon.net with your name and contact information (telephone or email).

All ages are welcome.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718)-359-0528

Location: Bowne House (in Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech)

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Q022 Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech 2016-05-21 2016-05-21 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.76290130615234400, -73.82520294189453000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5717d3f459b2d.jpg Wed, 20 Apr 2016 20:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Walk Randall's Island]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/21/walk-randalls-island http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/21/walk-randalls-island Date: May 21, 2016

The American Heart Association recommends that adults get 150 minutes or more of moderate-intensity physical activity each week. Come walk Randall's Island, get a free pedometer and map, and make exploring and enjoying our pathways a part of meeting that goal!

Meeting points

April 16 - Base of 103rd St. Bridge
May 21 - Randall's Island Connector

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone:

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

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2016-05-21 2016-05-21 9:00 am 10:30 am 40.78490066528320000, -73.93579864501953000; 40.79737834109800000, -73.91649150848400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f9670fe0ea7.JPG Mon, 28 Mar 2016 16:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Meadow Lake Tree Planting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/21/meadow-lake-tree-planting http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/21/meadow-lake-tree-planting Date: May 21, 2016

Volunteer with the Stewardship Team to plant trees in Flushing Meadows Corona Park at the Meadow Lake Berm! Trees provide so many benefits to New Yorkers such as improved air and water quality, reduced pollution, and lower energy costs.

Volunteers will be trained in proper planting techniques. Come dressed in sturdy boots or shoes, long pants, and clothing that can get dirty.

Space is limited and registration is required for this event. Please register here.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-1463

Location: South West Corner of Meadow Lake

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2016-05-21 2016-05-21 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.72816225948000000, -73.83781909942600000 Tue, 29 Mar 2016 18:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Birding Bonanza]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/21/birding-bonanza http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/21/birding-bonanza Date: May 21, 2016

Randall’s Island is home to over more than 152 species of birds, inhabiting the park’s nearly 20 acres of wetlands and natural areas.

At our Birding Bonanza event, expert guides from both Randall's Island Park Alliance and NYC Audubon will help you explore the park while you seek and discover our feathered island residents.

Binoculars and bird guides will be provided. This event is suitable for ages 7 and up.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: South end of the Little Hell Gate Bridge (in Randall's Island Park),Little Hell Gate Salt Marsh (in Randall's Island Park)

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2016-05-21 2016-05-21 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.79079818725600000, -73.92800146341300000; 40.79146526423800000, -73.92687702179000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56e6d3b17fb43.JPG Tue, 29 Mar 2016 19:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Historical Tour (South)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/21/historical-tour-south http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/21/historical-tour-south Date: May 21, 2016

Randall's Island has a rich, unique and varied history. Randall's Island Park Alliance’s staff loves nothing more than to share this fascinating history with interested visitors. Two colossal bridges, both the largest of their kind when completed, span the island, which was once three separate land masses; these were combined by Robert Moses through landfill in the mid-1900s. Come learn more about Robert Moses, the bridges, and the history of the island and the park it become.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Randall's Island Connector (in Randall's Island Park)

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2016-05-21 2016-05-21 10:00 am 11:30 am 40.79737834109800000, -73.91649150848400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56e6f0078b196.jpg Tue, 29 Mar 2016 19:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park Day: Prospect Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/21/its-my-park-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/21/its-my-park-day Date: May 21, 2016

Join the Prospect Park Alliance to care for your park!

Volunteers will participate in a citywide effort to care for our green spaces with brooms, shovels, rakes, and trash grabbers.

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: 16th Street Entrance (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2016-05-21 2016-05-21 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.65739822387695000, -73.97389984130860000 Tue, 22 Mar 2016 16:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Historical Tour - Randall's Island South]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/21/historical-tour-randalls-island-south http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/21/historical-tour-randalls-island-south Date: May 21, 2016

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone:

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

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2016-05-21 2016-05-21 10:00 am 11:30 am 40.78490066528320000, -73.93579864501953000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f964f273af4.jpg Tue, 29 Mar 2016 19:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Protectors of Pine Oak Woods: 40 Years of Green]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/21/protectors-of-pine-oak-woods-40-years-of-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/21/protectors-of-pine-oak-woods-40-years-of-green Date: May 21, 2016

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

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

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

Dominick Durso/ALMAR Graphics

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2016-05-21 2016-05-21 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f15c0f3a162.jpeg Tue, 22 Mar 2016 13:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Learn to Ride: Kids]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/21/learn-to-ride-kids3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/21/learn-to-ride-kids3 Date: May 21, 2016

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430-1847

Location: Shoelace Park (in Bronx Park)

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X002 Bronx Park 2016-05-21 2016-05-21 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.89120101928711000, -73.86319732666016000 Fri, 22 Apr 2016 19:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Fort Greene Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/21/its-my-park-at-fort-greene-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/21/its-my-park-at-fort-greene-park Date: May 21, 2016

The Fort Greene Park Conservancy invites everyone to help spruce up Fort Greene Park. Volunteers will work alongside NYC Parks and Fort Greene Park Conservancy staff and may be involved in mulching, planting, weeding, glass removal, erosion control projects, and pathway edging.

Please register online.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 722-3218

Location: Fort Greene Park Visitor Center (in Fort Greene Park)

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B032 Fort Greene Park 2016-05-21 2016-05-21 10:00 am 1:00 am 40.69219970703125000, -73.97480010986328000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/572910a05e6cf.JPG Tue, 03 May 2016 18:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park Day! Tree Planting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/21/its-my-park-day-tree-planting http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/21/its-my-park-day-tree-planting Date: May 21, 2016

Help plant trees in High Rock Park.

In partnership with the Protectors of Pine Oak Woods.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 667-2165 ext. 311

Location: 200 Nevada Avenue (in High Rock Park)

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R088 High Rock Park 2016-05-21 2016-05-21 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.58449935913086000, -74.12509918212890000 Tue, 12 Apr 2016 14:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Sherman Creek Stewardship Day: Getting Started with Compost]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/21/sherman-creek-stewardship-day-getting-started-with-compost http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/21/sherman-creek-stewardship-day-getting-started-with-compost Date: May 21, 2016

Get hands-on experience using finished compost around Sherman Creek Park. Learn all about the best ways to apply compost tea, use compost as a mulch or top-dressing, and when one application is better than the other. Be prepared to bring home a small bag of compost!

To RSVP, please email volunteer@nyrp.org or call (917) 291-6436.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 291-6436

Location: Swindler Cove (in Sherman Creek)

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M300 Sherman Creek 2016-05-21 2016-05-21 10:30 am 1:00 pm 40.85740280151367000, -73.92161560058594000 Tue, 12 Apr 2016 14:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Basic Canoeing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/21/basic-canoeing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/21/basic-canoeing Date: May 21, 2016

Few experiences compare with being on the open water in New York City. The rhythm of the waves, the sun on your face, and the exhilaration of slicing through the water all add up to an experience you’ll never forget.

Our trained Urban Park Rangers will lead you on canoe adventures that range from the gentle waters of protected lakes to the challenging open waters of rivers and bays. All canoe programs are for ages 8 years and older. Participation in a manadatory safety review led by a trained Ranger is requied.

This basic canoeing program is great for all skill levels. First-come, first-served. The line to participate may be closed prior to 2:00 p.m., due to demand.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Martling Avenue and Brooks Pond Place (in Clove Lakes Park)

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R005 Clove Lakes Park 2016-05-21 2016-05-21 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.62360000610351600, -74.11830139160156000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56e9ab42c7388.JPG Wed, 16 Mar 2016 15:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Spring Fling Bash]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/21/spring-fling-bash http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/21/spring-fling-bash Date: May 21, 2016

Join us for a special spring event with fun, exciting activities for the whole family! Participants will enjoy face painting, kite making, a chalk area, a rock climbing wall, tug-of-war, sack races, and family kickball.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 927-2012

Location: Highbridge Recreation Center (in Highbridge Park)

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M037 Highbridge Park 2016-05-21 2016-05-21 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.84260177612305000, -73.93430328369140000 Wed, 13 Apr 2016 16:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Conservatory Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/21/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/21/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden Date: May 21, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

Location: Vanderbilt Gate (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-05-21 2016-05-21 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.79349899291992000, -73.95189666748047000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56fbdce88695e.jpg Mon, 11 Apr 2016 17:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: The Art of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/21/central-park-tour-the-art-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/21/central-park-tour-the-art-of-the-park Date: May 21, 2016

Central Park has long been revered as a masterpiece of living art. Visitors on this tour will admire park vistas as if walking through a landscape painting, all while learning about the park's intricate design features. Discover the park's most artfully executed landscapes on this tour led by Central Park Conservancy guides. Highlights of this tour include: Sheep Meadow, the Mall, Bethesda Terrace, Bow Bridge, the Ramble, and Belvedere Castle.

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2016-05-21 2016-05-21 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57080188cc420.jpg Tue, 12 Apr 2016 13:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Activity Day: Make a Terrarium]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/21/family-activity-day-make-a-terrarium http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/21/family-activity-day-make-a-terrarium Date: May 21, 2016

Celebrate the spring season by learning about the history of terrariums, and make one to take home! Terrariums were invented in 1842 and became hugely popular.

Participants will be able to make their own live terrariums and personalize them with pebble art.

Free with museum admission! Advanced registration is recommended. To register, please email education@morrisjumel.org.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 923-8008

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

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M073 Roger Morris Park 2016-05-21 2016-05-21 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.83449935913086000, -73.93849945068360000 Tue, 12 Apr 2016 11:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Zumba in West Harlem Piers Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/21/zumba-in-west-harlem-piers-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/21/zumba-in-west-harlem-piers-park Date: May 21, 2016

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

This class is a fusion of Latin, international. and popular music dance themes creating a dynamic, exciting, effective fitness system! The routines feature aerobic, fitness interval training with a combination of fast and slow rhythms that tone and sculpt the body with easy to follow dance steps.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: On the Pier (in West Harlem Piers)

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M376 West Harlem Piers 2016-05-21 2016-05-21 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.81880187988300000, -73.96109771728500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f5706748b17.jpg Wed, 06 Apr 2016 13:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Harlem Eat Up 2016]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/21/harlem-eat-up-2016 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/21/harlem-eat-up-2016 Date: May 21, 2016

Welcome to the second annual Harlem EatUp! Festival. This festival invites you to see and taste all Harlem has to offer from the artists of the kitchen, the canvas, the stage and the streets. Enjoy two days of fun filled activities at Morningside Park, with chef appearances and amazing food. Or dine in Harlem for a one-night-only multi-room dinner party for the ages, and hit The Stroll, where Harlem’s food, art and culture will converge or observe culinary masters at the EatUp! Main Stage. With all of this and more, you need to be in here!

Historic Harlem Parks is a beneficiary of Harlem Eat Up 2016.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (646) 292-1139

Location: 112th Street and Manhattan Avenue (in Morningside Park),114 Street and Morningside Drive (in Morningside Park)

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M056 Morningside Park 2016-05-21 2016-05-21 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.80244445800781000, -73.95873260498047000; 40.80459976196289000, -73.95999908447266000 Wed, 27 Apr 2016 19:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Learn to Ride: Kids]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/21/learn-to-ride-kids2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/21/learn-to-ride-kids2 Date: May 21, 2016

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

Location: South Beach Parking Lot

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2016-05-21 2016-05-21 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.57961654663086000, -74.07612609863281000 Fri, 22 Apr 2016 19:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Fitness Party with Mark Fisher Fitness in Hudson Park!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/21/fitness-party-with-mark-fisher-fitness-in-hudson-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/21/fitness-party-with-mark-fisher-fitness-in-hudson-park Date: May 21, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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M399 Hudson Park 2016-05-21 2016-05-21 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.75586466046600000, -74.00046013491800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/572104d8ac801.jpg Thu, 28 Apr 2016 14:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Audubon: Wonderful Warblers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/21/popup-audubon-wonderful-warblers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/21/popup-audubon-wonderful-warblers Date: May 21, 2016

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Eastwood (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2016-05-21 2016-05-21 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.66183853149414000, -73.96591949462890000 Tue, 22 Mar 2016 16:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Audubon II: Animal Clues]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/21/popup-audubon-ii-animal-clues http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/21/popup-audubon-ii-animal-clues Date: May 21, 2016

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

  • Discovery Pack, 11 am–4 pm: The Prospect Park Alliance invites you to get inspired by nature with our new Discovery Packs, a ready-to-go kits filled with nature activities for families. In April, play Habitat Bingo, search for birds and design a home for one of the Park's many living things.
  • Lakeside Nature Stroll, 12–1 pm: Join Alliance naturalists for a guided nature walk through the meandering paths of the Peninsula and search for signs of animal homes.
  • Junior Naturalists, 1–2 pm: Help Alliance naturalists track migrating birds and invasive plants that impact where animals can make their homes in this citizen science program.
  • Nature’s Helpers, 2–3 pm: Let’s lend a helping hand to make our park a better place. Learn how mulch helps trees, spread wood chips or protect the environment by removing damaging litter.
  • Family Bird Watching, 3–4 pm: After learning how to use binoculars, join our naturalists to identify some of the 250 species of birds that call Prospect Park home.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Peninsula (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2016-05-21 2016-05-21 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.65719985961914000, -73.96890258789062000 Tue, 22 Mar 2016 16:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[GreenThumb Workshop: Plant Starts Giveaway]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/21/greenthumb-workshop-plant-starts-giveaway http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/21/greenthumb-workshop-plant-starts-giveaway Date: May 21, 2016

Get your veggie transplants at our annual giveaway, and learn some tips on square-foot gardening.

All supplies are for registered GreenThumb community gardens only and are available by RSVP while supplies last. One site pick-up only.

Please RSVP by calling (212) 602-5300 or by filling out the online form here.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 602-5300

Location: GreenThumb Compound

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2016-05-21 2016-05-21 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.75339889526367000, -73.94750213623047000 Thu, 17 Mar 2016 14:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Bronx Crime & Noir Writer's Society: Writing Series]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/21/bronx-crime-noir-writers-societywriting-series http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/21/bronx-crime-noir-writers-societywriting-series Date: May 21, 2016

The Bronx Writers Center presents this exciting new gathering of crime and noir writers to the fantastic Poe Park Visitor Center, adjacent to the Poe Cottage where the American master wrote the classic short story "The Cask of Amontillado." This casual writers meeting gathers the third Saturday of each month to participate in writing prompts, readings, and critiques of these eternal, ever reinventing genres of fiction.

Hosted by Bronx Writers Director, Charlie Vazquez. Classes get full, so come early.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2016-05-21 2016-05-21 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 04 Mar 2016 20:00:01 EST
<![CDATA[Introduction to Bird Watching]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/21/introduction-to-bird-watching http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/21/introduction-to-bird-watching Date: May 21, 2016

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

Led by the Brooklyn Bird Club.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2016-05-21 2016-05-21 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.66070175170898400, -73.96540069580078000 Fri, 26 Feb 2016 13:00:02 EST