NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2014 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://www.nycgovparks.org/sub_things_to_do/upcoming_events/events_search.php NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Sun, 20 Apr 2014 13:35:33 GMT NYC Parks News 25 25 http://www.nycgovparks.org/sub_things_to_do/upcoming_events/events_search.php http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/parks_leaf_thumb.gif <![CDATA[Conversational English]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/20/conversational-english http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/20/conversational-english Date: February 20, 2014

Participants will explore different topics through conversation, to explore their English diction and comprehension.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-02-20 2014-02-20 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 09:35:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Chair Fitness]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/20/chair-fitness http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/20/chair-fitness Date: February 20, 2014

The chair exercise program gives members the opportunity to add more movement and activity in their daily lives to improve health. For adults and seniors.

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 242-5228

Location: Tony Dapolito Recreation Center

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M103 Tony Dapolito Recreation Center 2014-02-20 2014-02-20 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7296, -74.0054 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 09:35:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Cross-Park Promenade]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/20/central-park-tour-crosspark-promenade http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/20/central-park-tour-crosspark-promenade Date: February 20, 2014

On this east-west walk you will see a hidden bench that tells time, miniature boats powered by the wind, a magnificent sculpture celebrating fresh water, and much more. The route involves a few stairs.

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

Ticket sales are final. Tours take place rain or shine, except in extreme weather conditions (heavy rain, sustained winds of 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 our calendar. Tour dates and times are subject to change without notice.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

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

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M010 Central Park 2014-02-20 2014-02-20 12:00 pm 1:30 pm 40.7725, -73.967 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52a0f6c69c8bb.jpg Sun, 20 Apr 2014 09:35:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids' Week in Brooklyn]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/20/kids-week1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/20/kids-week1 Date: February 20, 2014

School is out! Get outside and get excited!

Take the kids to the park to enjoy a variety of nature programs.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Salt Marsh Nature Center (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2014-02-20 2014-02-20 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.6047, -73.9298 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 09:35:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids' Week in Staten Island]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/20/kids-week2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/20/kids-week2 Date: February 20, 2014

School is out! Get outside and get excited!

Take the kids to the park to enjoy a variety of nature programs.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

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

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R119 Blue Heron Park 2014-02-20 2014-02-20 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.5309, -74.1778 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 09:35:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids' Week in the Bronx]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/20/kids-week-in-crotona-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/20/kids-week-in-crotona-park Date: February 20, 2014

School is out! Get outside and get excited!

Take the kids to the park to enjoy a variety of nature programs.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 548-0912

Location: Crotona Nature Center (in Crotona Park)

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X010 Crotona Park 2014-02-20 2014-02-20 1:00 pm 40.837, -73.8934 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 09:35:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids' Week at Forest Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/20/kids-week5 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/20/kids-week5 Date: February 20, 2014

School is out! Get outside and get excited!

Take the kids to the park to enjoy a variety of nature programs.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 846-2731

Location: Forest Park Visitor Center (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2014-02-20 2014-02-20 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.7003, -73.8548 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 09:35:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Learn To Draw]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/20/learn-to-draw http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/20/learn-to-draw Date: February 20, 2014

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-02-20 2014-02-20 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 09:35:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Brooklyn Winter Movie Series: Hairspray]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/20/brooklyn-winter-movie-series-hairspray http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/20/brooklyn-winter-movie-series-hairspray Date: February 20, 2014

Avoid the cold! Duck inside for a free movie series now showing at recreation centers in Brooklyn.

Hairspray introduces us to Tracy Turnblad, a teenager who makes it on a local dance show, teaching 1962 Baltimore about integration all the while!

Open to the public. Free popcorn!

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 485-4633

Location: Brownsville Recreation Center (in Brownsville Playground)

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B270 Brownsville Playground 2014-02-20 2014-02-20 1:00 pm 40.6566, -73.902 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 09:35:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Celebrate Black History Month: George Washington Carver Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/20/celebrate-black-history-month-george-washington-carver-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/20/celebrate-black-history-month-george-washington-carver-workshop Date: February 20, 2014

Called the “Wizard of Tuskegee,” Dr. George Washington Carver made significant contributions in the field of botany. Learn how plants played an important role in his early life and about his later achievements in botany, agriculture, chemurgy, botanical illustration, industrial engineering and medicine. Paint with plants and plant a peanut to take home for further observation.

Register at (718) 886-3800, ext. 230 or education@queensbotanical.org.

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-02-20 2014-02-20 1:30 pm 3:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 09:35:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids' Week in Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/20/kids-week4 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/20/kids-week4 Date: February 20, 2014

School is out! Get outside and get excited!

Take the kids to the park to enjoy a variety of nature programs.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Belvedere Castle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-02-20 2014-02-20 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.7793, -73.9691 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 09:35:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Arsenal Gallery Black History Month Exhibition: The March]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/20/arsenal-gallery-exhibtion-the-march1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/20/arsenal-gallery-exhibtion-the-march1 Date: February 20, 2014

**Gallery is temporarily closed from 10:00 am - 3:00 pm on Februrary 20th**

In commemoration of Black History Month, the Arsenal Gallery is pleased to present The March, an exhibition that includes work from seventeen artists. Coordinated by NYC Parks’ Ebony Society, this exhibition reflects on the struggles and victories of the Civil Rights Movement past, present and future, as well as those individuals who have advanced the cause.

Artists include: Mitsuko Brooks, Gladys Carty, Tuwanda Harmon, Bill Howard, Nathaniel Ladson, Olga Matos-Castillo, Dionis Ortiz, Malcolm Pinckney, Ansel Pitcairn, Victor Polanco, Jake Seo, Christopher Spinelli, Dexter G. Stringfellow, Mario Tavarez, Alan J.P. Thompson, Quay Quinn Wolf, and Wayne Young.

Open Monday- Friday, 9:00 a.m. -5:00 p.m.

Admission is free, closed on holidays.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-02-20 2014-02-20 3:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 09:35:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Oak Ridge Open House]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/20/oak-ridge-open-house http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/20/oak-ridge-open-house Date: February 20, 2014

Do you need a place to hold a private event? The Forest Park Trust, Inc. will be hosting an Open House, which will feature rental information, availability, and party planning suggestions. Guests who make a deposit during the open house will receive a discount.

For directions or additional information please call Nicole Gamory at (718) 235-4100 x305.

Start time: 4:30 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 235-4100 x305

Location: Oak Ridge (Forest Park Headquarters) (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2014-02-20 2014-02-20 4:30 pm 7:00 pm 40.696, -73.8665 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 09:35:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Bootcamp]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/20/shape-up-nyc-bootcamp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/20/shape-up-nyc-bootcamp Date: February 20, 2014

McDonald Park House is Staten Island's home of Shape Up NYC! Take part in 14 fitness classes per week for free.

Bootcamp is a total body workout that addresses muscle strength and endurance while keeping the heart rate up to burn calories and improve cardiovascular health.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: McDonald Park House (in McDonald Playground)

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R034 McDonald Playground 2014-02-20 2014-02-20 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.6291, -74.1155 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 09:35:33 EDT
<![CDATA[FULL The Geology and History of Fort Tryon Park: A Lecture with Sidney Horenstein]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/20/the-geology-and-history-of-fort-tryon-park-a-lecture-with-sidney-horenstein http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/20/the-geology-and-history-of-fort-tryon-park-a-lecture-with-sidney-horenstein Date: February 20, 2014

This event is at full capacity. Unfortunately due to the limited space of the venue, this event is now closed to those who did not RSVP before today.

Sidney Horenstein, geologist and Educator Emeritus at the American Museum of Natural History, will lead a lecture and slide presentation on the geology, history, and natural history of Fort Tryon Park. Discover how the park's geologic history has shaped the park and the surrounding areas into what they are today.

This program is generously supported by the Greenacre Foundation and the Fort Tryon Park Trust.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

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

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M099 J. Hood Wright Park 2014-02-20 2014-02-20 6:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.8469, -73.9399 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52eabac08bc81.jpg Sun, 20 Apr 2014 09:35:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies at the Mansion: The Uninvited]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/20/movies-at-the-mansion http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/20/movies-at-the-mansion Date: February 20, 2014

You’re invited to watch The Uninvited (1944, 99 mins.) in the double parlors. Ray Milland and Ruth Hussey star in this elegant and eerie movie that takes place in a lonely, cliff-top house in Cornwall and features a bizarre romantic triangle from beyond the grave. Directed by Lewis Allen.

Registration requested at (718) 885-1461 or info@bpmm.org.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 885-1461

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2014-02-20 2014-02-20 7:00 pm 40.8705, -73.8109 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 09:35:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: “Get the Picture?”]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/21/art-in-the-garden-get-the-picture3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/21/art-in-the-garden-get-the-picture3 Date: February 21, 2014

Artist Alan Richards’s colorful satirical composite images, or photomanipulations, feature elements juxtaposed to create pieces that portray humor and whimsy.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-02-21 2014-02-21 8:00 am 4:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 09:35:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Whimsical Winter Wonderland exhibit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/21/whimsical-winter-wonderland-exhibit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/21/whimsical-winter-wonderland-exhibit Date: February 21, 2014

Sixteen emerging and established artists interpret a Whimsical Winter Wonderland.

These American and international artists’ works will charm and delight the spirit of the child or the child within.

Curated by Lucy Aponte and Laura Alvarez.

Due to popular demand, it has been extended to February 22, with the closing exhibition on that date, from 1:00 p.m.-3:30 p.m.

Please note: The gallery is closed on Sundays, Mondays and holidays.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-02-21 2014-02-21 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/529f4213e26e9.jpg Sun, 20 Apr 2014 09:35:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Arsenal Gallery Black History Month Exhibition: The March]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/21/arsenal-gallery-exhibtion-the-march1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/21/arsenal-gallery-exhibtion-the-march1 Date: February 21, 2014

In commemoration of Black History Month, the Arsenal Gallery is pleased to present The March, an exhibition that includes work from seventeen artists. Coordinated by NYC Parks’ Ebony Society, this exhibition reflects on the struggles and victories of the Civil Rights Movement past, present and future, as well as those individuals who have advanced the cause.

Artists include: Mitsuko Brooks, Gladys Carty, Tuwanda Harmon, Bill Howard, Nathaniel Ladson, Olga Matos-Castillo, Dionis Ortiz, Malcolm Pinckney, Ansel Pitcairn, Victor Polanco, Jake Seo, Christopher Spinelli, Dexter G. Stringfellow, Mario Tavarez, Alan J.P. Thompson, Quay Quinn Wolf, and Wayne Young.

Open Monday- Friday, 9:00 a.m. -5:00 p.m.

Admission is free, closed on holidays.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-02-21 2014-02-21 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 09:35:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Close: A Journey in Scotland at The New York Botanical Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/21/close-a-journey-in-scotland-at-the-new-york-botanical-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/21/close-a-journey-in-scotland-at-the-new-york-botanical-garden Date: February 21, 2014

The word "close" is a traditional Scottish word that describes a landscape so inspirational that heaven seems closer to Earth in that place.

In 2004 when landscape photographer and journalist Allan Pollok-Morris learned that Little Sparta, a garden designed by Ian Hamilton Finlay, had been named the most important work of art in Scotland, he was inspired to travel throughout his home country in search of new works in landscape design and land art.

This exhibition documents Pollok-Morris's journey and celebrates the creations of many notable contemporary designers and artists working in the Scottish landscape. Through his documentary-style photographs, Pollok-Morris aims to capture "everyday" images of these landscapes from the point of view of those who envisioned and created them. The exhibition uses examples from all corners of the country to celebrate the important role of gardens and land art in international arts and culture.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 817-8700

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2014-02-21 2014-02-21 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 09:35:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids' Week in Inwood Hill Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/21/kids-week3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/21/kids-week3 Date: February 21, 2014

School is out! Get outside and get excited!

Take the kids to the park to enjoy a variety of nature programs.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 304-2365

Location: Payson Park House (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2014-02-21 2014-02-21 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.8673, -73.929 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 09:35:33 EDT
<![CDATA[English Reading For Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/21/english-reading-for-adults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/21/english-reading-for-adults Date: February 21, 2014

This class is for individuals who speak English. Class will focus on strategies improve reading, diction and writing.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-02-21 2014-02-21 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 09:35:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Sit Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/21/sit-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/21/sit-aerobics Date: February 21, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 771-2787

Location: St. Johns Recreation Center

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2014-02-21 2014-02-21 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.6735, -73.9348 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 09:35:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Pilates]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/21/shape-up-nyc-pilates http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/21/shape-up-nyc-pilates Date: February 21, 2014

Join us for an introductory class to the Pilates method. These conditioning exercises can create length in the body, and improve flexibility and strength.

Please bring your own mat. The class is open to adults and seniors and no registration is required. Events subject to change.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-02-21 2014-02-21 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/528134f69ac11.jpg Sun, 20 Apr 2014 09:35:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids Week]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/21/kids-week http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/21/kids-week Date: February 21, 2014

School is out! Take the kids to the park to enjoy a variety of nature programs. Get outside and get excited! Call for additional details about Kids Week programs in your borough.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 548-0912

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2014-02-21 2014-02-21 1:00 pm 40.8911, -73.894 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 09:35:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids' Week in Brooklyn]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/21/kids-week1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/21/kids-week1 Date: February 21, 2014

School is out! Get outside and get excited!

Take the kids to the park to enjoy a variety of nature programs.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Salt Marsh Nature Center (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2014-02-21 2014-02-21 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.6047, -73.9298 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 09:35:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids' Week in Staten Island]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/21/kids-week2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/21/kids-week2 Date: February 21, 2014

School is out! Get outside and get excited!

Take the kids to the park to enjoy a variety of nature programs.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

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

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R119 Blue Heron Park 2014-02-21 2014-02-21 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.5309, -74.1778 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 09:35:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids' Week in the Bronx]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/21/kids-week-in-crotona-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/21/kids-week-in-crotona-park Date: February 21, 2014

School is out! Get outside and get excited!

Take the kids to the park to enjoy a variety of nature programs.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 548-0912

Location: Crotona Nature Center (in Crotona Park)

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X010 Crotona Park 2014-02-21 2014-02-21 1:00 pm 40.837, -73.8934 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 09:35:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids' Week at Forest Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/21/kids-week5 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/21/kids-week5 Date: February 21, 2014

School is out! Get outside and get excited!

Take the kids to the park to enjoy a variety of nature programs.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 846-2731

Location: Forest Park Visitor Center (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2014-02-21 2014-02-21 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.7003, -73.8548 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 09:35:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Short Story Fiction/Non-Fiction Writing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/21/short-story-fictionnonfiction-writing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/21/short-story-fictionnonfiction-writing Date: February 21, 2014

Work on your fiction/non-fiction short story-writing with an established writer. Get to know your character and create your scene. Use timed writing exercises to flesh out your story idea and develop an interesting character.

This class is for adults.

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-02-21 2014-02-21 1:30 pm 3:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 09:35:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids' Week in Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/21/kids-week4 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/21/kids-week4 Date: February 21, 2014

School is out! Get outside and get excited!

Take the kids to the park to enjoy a variety of nature programs.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Belvedere Castle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-02-21 2014-02-21 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.7793, -73.9691 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 09:35:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Seasonal Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/21/seasonal-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/21/seasonal-crafts Date: February 21, 2014

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-02-21 2014-02-21 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 09:35:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Adaptive Swim]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/21/adaptive-swim1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/21/adaptive-swim1 Date: February 21, 2014

Adapted Aquatics exercise offers a complete body workout and ranges from gentle walking in water to high-energy exercise; it helps alleviate pain, improve circulation, and promote healing and muscle development for those suffering from physical ailments resulting from injury, disease, or aging.

To register, please call the Citywide Aquatics office at 718-760-6969 ext. 0.

Recreation Center membership is required to participate.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 234-9603

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

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M131 Hansborough Recreation Center 2014-02-21 2014-02-21 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.8128, -73.9393 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 09:35:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Adapted Aquatics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/21/adapted-aquatics1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/21/adapted-aquatics1 Date: February 21, 2014

Adapted Aquatics exercise offers a complete body workout and ranges from gentle walking in water to high-energy exercise; it helps alleviate pain, improve circulation, and promote healing and muscle development for those suffering from physical ailments resulting from injury, disease, or aging.

To register, please call our Citywide Aquatics office at 718-760-6969 ext. 0.

Recreation Center membership is required to participate.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-760-6969 ext. 0

Location: Metropolitan Recreation Center

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B085 Metropolitan Recreation Center 2014-02-21 2014-02-21 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.7151, -73.9605 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 09:35:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Adaptive Swim]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/21/adaptive-swim http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/21/adaptive-swim Date: February 21, 2014

Adapted Aquatics exercise offers a complete body workout and ranges from gentle walking in water to high-energy exercise; it helps alleviate pain, improve circulation, and promote healing and muscle development for those suffering from physical ailments resulting from injury, disease, or aging.

To register, please call the Citywide Aquatics office at 718-760-6969 ext. 0.

Recreation Center membership is required.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 447-2020

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

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M164 Asser Levy Playground 2014-02-21 2014-02-21 3:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7361, -73.9757 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 09:35:33 EDT
<![CDATA[After School Ice Skating (Registration Full)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/21/after-school-ice-skating http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/21/after-school-ice-skating Date: February 21, 2014

Learn the basic elements of ice skating through group and individual instruction.

Participation in this 10-session program includes use of all equipment.

Ages 5 – 7. Space is limited; advance registration required.

Please note: Registration is full.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 348-4867

Location: Lasker Pool & Rink (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-02-21 2014-02-21 4:00 pm 4:30 pm 40.7964, -73.9547 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 09:35:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Oak Ridge Open House]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/21/oak-ridge http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/21/oak-ridge Date: February 21, 2014

Do you need a place to hold a private event? The Forest Park Trust, Inc. will be hosting an Open House, which will feature rental information, availability, and party planning suggestions. Guests who make a deposit during the open house will receive a discount.

For directions or additional information please call Nicole Gamory at (718) 235-4100 x305.

Start time: 4:30 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 235-4100 x305

Location: Oak Ridge (Forest Park Headquarters) (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2014-02-21 2014-02-21 4:30 pm 7:00 pm 40.696, -73.8665 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 09:35:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Adapted Aquatics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/21/adapted-aquatics2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/21/adapted-aquatics2 Date: February 21, 2014

Adapted Aquatics exercise offers a complete body workout and ranges from gentle walking in water to high-energy exercise; it helps alleviate pain, improve circulation, and promote healing and muscle development for those suffering from physical ailments resulting from injury, disease, or aging.

To register, please call our Citywide Aquatics office at 718-760-6969 ext. 0.

Recreation Center membership is required.

Start time: 4:30 pm

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-760-6969 ext. 0

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

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2014-02-21 2014-02-21 4:30 pm 5:30 pm 40.8108, -73.9147 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 09:35:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Adapted Aquatics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/21/adapted-aquatics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/21/adapted-aquatics Date: February 21, 2014

Adapted Aquatics exercise offers a complete body workout and ranges from gentle walking in water to high-energy exercise; it helps alleviate pain, improve circulation, and promote healing and muscle development for those suffering from physical ailments resulting from injury, disease, or aging.

To register, please call the Citywide Aquatics office at 718-760-6969 ext. 0.

Recreation Center membership is required.

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 271-7572

Location: Flushing Meadows Corona Park Aquatics Center

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2014-02-21 2014-02-21 5:30 pm 6:30 pm 40.7516, -73.8372 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 09:35:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Cardio Sculpt]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/21/shape-up-nyc-cardio-sculpt http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/21/shape-up-nyc-cardio-sculpt Date: February 21, 2014

McDonald Park House is Staten Island's home of Shape Up NYC! Take part in 14 fitness classes per week for free.

Cardio Sculpt is a total body workout that 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!

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: McDonald Park House (in McDonald Playground)

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R034 McDonald Playground 2014-02-21 2014-02-21 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.6291, -74.1155 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 09:35:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: “Get the Picture?”]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/22/art-in-the-garden-get-the-picture3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/22/art-in-the-garden-get-the-picture3 Date: February 22, 2014

Artist Alan Richards’s colorful satirical composite images, or photomanipulations, feature elements juxtaposed to create pieces that portray humor and whimsy.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-02-22 2014-02-22 8:00 am 4:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 09:35:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Greenmarket at Grand Army Plaza]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/22/greenmarket-at-grand-army-plaza http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/22/greenmarket-at-grand-army-plaza Date: February 22, 2014

At what other market can you do all your food shopping, sample local wine, and take walk in Prospect Park? Open since 1989, Grand Army Plaza 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 2014-02-22 2014-02-22 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.6735, -73.9701 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52c7206a84855.jpg Sun, 20 Apr 2014 09:35:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Whimsical Winter Wonderland exhibit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/22/whimsical-winter-wonderland-exhibit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/22/whimsical-winter-wonderland-exhibit Date: February 22, 2014

Sixteen emerging and established artists interpret a Whimsical Winter Wonderland.

These American and international artists’ works will charm and delight the spirit of the child or the child within.

Curated by Lucy Aponte and Laura Alvarez.

Due to popular demand, it has been extended to February 22, with the closing exhibition on that date, from 1:00 p.m.-3:30 p.m.

Please note: The gallery is closed on Sundays, Mondays and holidays.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-02-22 2014-02-22 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/529f4213e26e9.jpg Sun, 20 Apr 2014 09:35:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Birding: Eagles]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/22/birding-eagles http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/22/birding-eagles Date: February 22, 2014

New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife. From falcons and salamanders, to deer and seals, wildlife viewing opportunities exist year-round in all of our parks and beaches. Our Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in New York City. Witness the majesty of the American Bald Eagle as it soars over the Hudson River. Cold days are the best time to find these majestic birds. Birding programs are appropriate for all skill levels and beginners are welcome.

To enhance your experience we encourage you to bring binoculars and field guides, or ask a Ranger to borrow a pair.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Payson Park House (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2014-02-22 2014-02-22 9:00 am 40.8673, -73.929 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52bc7b40eade8.jpg Sun, 20 Apr 2014 09:35:33 EDT
<![CDATA[ESL Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/22/esl-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/22/esl-class Date: February 22, 2014

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-02-22 2014-02-22 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 09:35:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Zumba]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/22/shape-up-nyc-zumba http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/22/shape-up-nyc-zumba Date: February 22, 2014

McDonald Park House is Staten Island's home of Shape Up NYC! Take part in 14 fitness classes per week for free.

Zumba 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: 9:30 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: McDonald Park House (in McDonald Playground)

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R034 McDonald Playground 2014-02-22 2014-02-22 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.6291, -74.1155 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 09:35:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Oak Ridge Open House]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/22/oak-ridge-open-house http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/22/oak-ridge-open-house Date: February 22, 2014

Do you need a place to hold a private event? The Forest Park Trust, Inc. will be hosting an Open House, which will feature rental information, availability, and party planning suggestions. Guests who make a deposit during the open house will receive a discount.

For directions or additional information please call Nicole Gamory at (718) 235-4100 x305.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 235-4100 x305

Location: Oak Ridge (Forest Park Headquarters) (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2014-02-22 2014-02-22 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.696, -73.8665 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 09:35:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Close: A Journey in Scotland at The New York Botanical Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/22/close-a-journey-in-scotland-at-the-new-york-botanical-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/22/close-a-journey-in-scotland-at-the-new-york-botanical-garden Date: February 22, 2014

The word "close" is a traditional Scottish word that describes a landscape so inspirational that heaven seems closer to Earth in that place.

In 2004 when landscape photographer and journalist Allan Pollok-Morris learned that Little Sparta, a garden designed by Ian Hamilton Finlay, had been named the most important work of art in Scotland, he was inspired to travel throughout his home country in search of new works in landscape design and land art.

This exhibition documents Pollok-Morris's journey and celebrates the creations of many notable contemporary designers and artists working in the Scottish landscape. Through his documentary-style photographs, Pollok-Morris aims to capture "everyday" images of these landscapes from the point of view of those who envisioned and created them. The exhibition uses examples from all corners of the country to celebrate the important role of gardens and land art in international arts and culture.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 817-8700

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2014-02-22 2014-02-22 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 09:35:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Tunisian Crochet Beginners]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/22/tunisian-crochet-beginners http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/22/tunisian-crochet-beginners Date: February 22, 2014

Learn basic Tunisian or Afghan crochet in this class, where you'll learn to use the technique to make a pot holder.

Materials required:

  • One skein light colored worsted weight (#4) yarn
  • #H crochet hook

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-02-22 2014-02-22 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 09:35:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/22/shape-up-nyc-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/22/shape-up-nyc-aerobics Date: February 22, 2014

A low intensity workout that uses easy-to-follow dance steps to improve heart health and tone the body.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-02-22 2014-02-22 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 09:35:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Knitting & Crocheting for Intermediate and Advanced Levels]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/22/knitcrochet-intermediate-group http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/22/knitcrochet-intermediate-group Date: February 22, 2014

Knit: Participants will create a small reversible knit project using two different colors. Materials: 1 (7oz) skein each of color A & color B in Worsted weight yarn, #6 knitting needles.

Crochet: Participants will make a reversible crochet project using two different colored yarns. Materials: Worsted weight yarn, crochet hook letter H. 1 (7oz.) skein each of Color A & Color B.

Must be able to read and follow patterns.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-02-22 2014-02-22 10:30 am 12:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 09:35:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Zumba Toning]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/22/shape-up-nyc-zumba1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/22/shape-up-nyc-zumba1 Date: February 22, 2014

Zumba 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: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: McDonald Park House (in McDonald Playground)

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R034 McDonald Playground 2014-02-22 2014-02-22 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.6291, -74.1155 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 09:35:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Exploration: Siwanoy Trail Hike (moderate)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/22/nature-exploration-siwanoy-trail-hike-moderate http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/22/nature-exploration-siwanoy-trail-hike-moderate Date: February 22, 2014

Our Urban Park Ranger hiking guides will introduce you to the hidden gems of New York City and places often off limits to the general public. On our hikes, you may explore nature, discover our city’s rich history and diverse culture, or just unplug from the world to clear your head.

On this moderate paced hike discover the history of the Siwanoy Trail and the rich biodiversity of the Bronx. We recommend wearing comfortable shoes or boots, and packing water and a light snack.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 319-7258

Location: Bartow Pell Mansion

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2014-02-22 2014-02-22 11:00 am 40.8719, -73.8055 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 09:35:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Birding: Winter Birds]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/22/birding-winter-birds http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/22/birding-winter-birds Date: February 22, 2014

Our Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in New York City.

Birding programs are appropriate for all skill levels and beginners are welcome. To enhance your experience we encourage you to bring binoculars and field guides, or ask a Ranger to borrow a pair.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Martling Pond (in Clove Lakes Park)

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R005 Clove Lakes Park 2014-02-22 2014-02-22 11:00 am 40.6227, -74.1183 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 09:35:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Urban Park Ranger Nature Hike: Siwanoy Trail]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/22/urban-park-ranger-nature-hike-siwanoy-trail http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/22/urban-park-ranger-nature-hike-siwanoy-trail Date: February 22, 2014

Discover the plants and animals that inhabit the urban forest around the mansion on this vigorous hike with an Urban Park Ranger. Comfortable shoes or boots, water, and a light snack recommended. Meets at parking lot.

Registration requested at (718) 885-1461 or info@bpmm.org

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 885-1461

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2014-02-22 2014-02-22 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8705, -73.8109 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 09:35:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Washington’s Birthday Celebration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/22/washingtons-birthday-celebration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/22/washingtons-birthday-celebration Date: February 22, 2014

Celebrate George Washington’s Birthday with us! Tour the Mansion, try on colonial costumes, and complete a scavenger hunt. At 1:00 p.m. meet author Christine Wade who will read from her new novel Seven Locks, a story of one woman whose husband mysteriously disappears at the dawn of the American Revolution.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 923-8008

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

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M073 Roger Morris Park 2014-02-22 2014-02-22 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.8345, -73.9385 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52f3bc22f0038.jpg Sun, 20 Apr 2014 09:35:33 EDT
<![CDATA[2014 Fitness Fest]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/22/2014-fitness-fest http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/22/2014-fitness-fest Date: February 22, 2014

Join Williamsbridge Oval and Get Fit in 2014. Free and open to the public. There will be cardio fitness exercises, weight training fitness, and free shape up classes.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 543-8672

Location: Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center (in Williamsbridge Oval)

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X104 Williamsbridge Oval 2014-02-22 2014-02-22 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.8769, -73.8765 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 09:35:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Introduction to Bird Watching]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/22/introduction-to-bird-watching http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/22/introduction-to-bird-watching Date: February 22, 2014

Look, up in the sky, it's a bird! But what kind? Join the Alliance to learn about the 250 species of birds that call Prospect Park home.

Led by the Brooklyn Brid Club.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-02-22 2014-02-22 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/528136ab90698.jpg Sun, 20 Apr 2014 09:35:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Whimsical Winter Wonder: Closing Reception]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/22/whimsical-winter-wonderclosing-reception http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/22/whimsical-winter-wonderclosing-reception Date: February 22, 2014

Due to its popularity, the Whimsical Winter Wonder...exhibition has been extended through February. The exhibition was featured in News 12's Bronx Spotlight, Virtual Boricua, the Norwood News, Bronx Times, etc.

It contains the works of sixteen emerging and established artists interpreting a Whimsical Winter Wonderland. These American and international artists works charm and delight the spirit of the child or the child within. Curated by Lucy Aponte and Laura Alvarez.

Join us for the closing reception.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-02-22 2014-02-22 12:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 09:35:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/22/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/22/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour Date: February 22, 2014

Travel from Grand Army Plaza, past the Pond and Gapstow Bridge, and stop at the Dairy on this trip through the southern Park highlights.

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

Tour dates and times are subject to change without notice.

Note: Groups of seven or more must schedule a custom tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org or (212) 360-2726.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 12:45 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

Location: William Tecumseh Sherman Statue (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-02-22 2014-02-22 12:00 pm 12:45 pm 40.7646, -73.9731 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52a0f1200485b.jpg Sun, 20 Apr 2014 09:35:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Fitness Bootcamp]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/22/fitness-bootcamp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/22/fitness-bootcamp Date: February 22, 2014

Come join in! Bootcamp is a total body workout that helps muscle tone, improve strength and endurance, and addresses muscle strength and endurance while keeping the heart rate up to burn calories and improve cardiovascular health

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-4793 x301

Location: Alley Athletic (in Alley Pond Park)

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2014-02-22 2014-02-22 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.7404, -73.7339 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 09:35:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Photography: Winter Landscapes]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/22/nature-photography-winter-landscapes http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/22/nature-photography-winter-landscapes Date: February 22, 2014

Our Urban Park Ranger Nature Art and Photography programs allow you to interpret the natural world through artistic expression, while learning about the local environment.

All photography programs are for digital cameras and you must provide your own camera. DSLR camera preferred, but all cameras are welcome.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: 718-421-2021

Location: Prospect Park Picnic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-02-22 2014-02-22 1:00 pm 40.6674, -73.9726 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 09:35:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Dance and Fitness Infusion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/22/shape-up-nyc-dance-fitness-infusion http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/22/shape-up-nyc-dance-fitness-infusion Date: February 22, 2014

McDonald Park House is Staten Island's home of Shape Up NYC! Take part in 14 fitness classes per week for free.

Dance and Fitness Infusion fuses the art of dance and exercise.

The workout is composed of different movements of dance and exercising techniques infused to strengthen abdominals, get rid of loss fat on triceps and biceps, and tighten muscles.

Exercises may include: different types crunches, leg raises, planks, and different styles of dance such as reggaeton, pop, and 80's music.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: McDonald Park House (in McDonald Playground)

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R034 McDonald Playground 2014-02-22 2014-02-22 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.6291, -74.1155 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 09:35:33 EDT
<![CDATA[A Child’s View of Life in 19th Century New York]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/22/a-childs-view-of-life-in-19th-century-new-york http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/22/a-childs-view-of-life-in-19th-century-new-york Date: February 22, 2014

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

$10 Adults, $5 Children. Best for 8 to 12 year olds.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 777-1089

Location: Merchant's House Museum

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M318 Merchant's House Museum 2014-02-22 2014-02-22 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.7277, -73.9923 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 09:35:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids Enjoy Exercise Now (KEEN)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/22/kids-enjoy-exercise-now-keen http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/22/kids-enjoy-exercise-now-keen Date: February 22, 2014

Kids Enjoy Exercise Now (KEEN) is a recreational program that provides one-on-one activities for children and young adults with developmental and physical disabilities.

Children should enroll through NY Cares, and must be Recreation Center members. Please call the Recreation Center 54 at (212) 754-5411 for more information about how to enroll.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:45 pm

Contact phone: (212) 754-5411

Location: Recreation Center Fifty-four (in Recreation Center 54)

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M130 Recreation Center 54 2014-02-22 2014-02-22 1:00 pm 3:45 pm 40.7565, -73.9651 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 09:35:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Seneca Village]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/22/central-park-tour-seneca-village http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/22/central-park-tour-seneca-village Date: February 22, 2014

Established on land that would become part of Central Park, Seneca Village was Manhattan’s first known community of African-American property owners. Learn about the history of the village and the people who lived there. The route involves moderate inclines and a few stairs.

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

Ticket sales are final. Tours take place rain or shine, except in extreme weather conditions (heavy rain, sustained winds of 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 our calendar. Tour dates and times are subject to change without notice.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: 85th Street and Central Park West (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-02-22 2014-02-22 2:00 pm 3:15 pm 40.7846, -73.9697 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51d708b703c02.jpg Sun, 20 Apr 2014 09:35:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Tavern Concerts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/22/tavern-concerts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/22/tavern-concerts Date: February 22, 2014

It's Tavern time!

Sit back and listen to some of the best folk and acoustic songwriters and musicians in the country, in a room known for its acoustic warmth.

There will be warm fires and lots of laughter!

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 351-1611 x281

Location: Historic Richmond Town

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2014-02-22 2014-02-22 6:00 pm 40.5698, -74.1448 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 09:35:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: “Get the Picture?”]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/23/art-in-the-garden-get-the-picture3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/23/art-in-the-garden-get-the-picture3 Date: February 23, 2014

Artist Alan Richards’s colorful satirical composite images, or photomanipulations, feature elements juxtaposed to create pieces that portray humor and whimsy.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-02-23 2014-02-23 8:00 am 4:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 09:35:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Riverdale Park Invasive Vine Removals]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/23/riverdale-park-invasive-vine-removals http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/23/riverdale-park-invasive-vine-removals Date: February 23, 2014

Volunteer with Natural Areas Volunteers (NAV) at Riverdale Park to help remove invasive vegetation from the forest.

This work will help maintain the livelihood of the restored forest. Volunteers will be trained in invasive weed identification and removal techniques.

Come dressed in sturdy boots or shoes and warm clothing that can get dirty.

Space is limited. Registration is required for this event.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-3317

Location: Riverdale Park at Railroad Terrace

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2014-02-23 2014-02-23 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.9038, -73.9137 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 09:35:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Close: A Journey in Scotland at The New York Botanical Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/23/close-a-journey-in-scotland-at-the-new-york-botanical-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/23/close-a-journey-in-scotland-at-the-new-york-botanical-garden Date: February 23, 2014

The word "close" is a traditional Scottish word that describes a landscape so inspirational that heaven seems closer to Earth in that place.

In 2004 when landscape photographer and journalist Allan Pollok-Morris learned that Little Sparta, a garden designed by Ian Hamilton Finlay, had been named the most important work of art in Scotland, he was inspired to travel throughout his home country in search of new works in landscape design and land art.

This exhibition documents Pollok-Morris's journey and celebrates the creations of many notable contemporary designers and artists working in the Scottish landscape. Through his documentary-style photographs, Pollok-Morris aims to capture "everyday" images of these landscapes from the point of view of those who envisioned and created them. The exhibition uses examples from all corners of the country to celebrate the important role of gardens and land art in international arts and culture.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 817-8700

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2014-02-23 2014-02-23 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 09:35:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Photography: Architecture]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/23/photography-architecture http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/23/photography-architecture Date: February 23, 2014

Our Urban Park Ranger Nature Art and Photography programs allow you to interpret the natural world through artistic expression, while learning about the local environment.

All photography programs are for digital cameras and you must provide your own camera. DSLR camera preferred, but all cameras are welcome.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

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

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Q458 Fort Totten Park 2014-02-23 2014-02-23 11:00 am 40.7952, -73.7784 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 09:35:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Sounds of Silence Hike]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/23/sounds-of-silence-hike http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/23/sounds-of-silence-hike Date: February 23, 2014

From woodpeckers tapping bark to the wind rustling through the trees to footsteps hitting the gound, the forest is full of joyous noise. We will keep the speaking to a minimum so we can fill our auditory senses with the sounds the woods will provide. This hike is suitable for people ages 10 and up who are willing and capable to commit to over one hour of silence. Hikers will meet at the Nevada Avenue parking lot of High Rock Park.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: 200 Nevada Avenue (in High Rock Park)

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R088 High Rock Park 2014-02-23 2014-02-23 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.5845, -74.1251 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 09:35:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Exploring Clouds]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/23/exploring-cluds http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/23/exploring-cluds Date: February 23, 2014

Understanding our climate helps us prepare our city for a more sustainable future.

Our Urban Park Rangers will introduce you to these important scientific concepts that will help you prepare for the future. On our weather programs, we will delve deeply into everyday weather events including lightning and thunder, clouds and the water cycle, and hurricanes and other extreme storms.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 548-0912

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2014-02-23 2014-02-23 1:00 pm 40.8911, -73.894 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 09:35:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Exploration Hike (moderate)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/23/nature-exploration-hike-moderate http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/23/nature-exploration-hike-moderate Date: February 23, 2014

Our Urban Park Ranger hiking guides will introduce you to the hidden gems of New York City and places often off limits to the general public. On our hikes, you may explore nature, discover our City’s rich history and diverse culture, or just unplug from the world to clear your head.

On this moderate paced hike discover the history of High Rock Park and the Greenbelt and discover the rich biodiversity of Staten Island. We recommend wearing comfortable shoes or boots, and packing water and a light snack.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

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

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R088 High Rock Park 2014-02-23 2014-02-23 1:00 pm 40.5794, -74.1263 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 09:35:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Native Americans of New York]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/23/native-americans-of-new-york http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/23/native-americans-of-new-york Date: February 23, 2014

Urban Park Rangers specialize in interpretation of historic turning points, both natural and man-made, in our city’s long history. On this walking tour learn about the Native American people knows as the Lenape, who once occupied the land that would one day become New York City.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 304-2365

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

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2014-02-23 2014-02-23 1:00 pm 40.8701, -73.9211 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 09:35:33 EDT
<![CDATA[SIOutLOUD: Twelve Years a Slave Reading]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/23/sioutloud-presents-twelve-years-a-slave http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/23/sioutloud-presents-twelve-years-a-slave Date: February 23, 2014

State island OutLOUD, a community dialogue, reading, and performance project, hosts a reading from the 1853 autobiography Twelve Years a Slave by Solomon Northrup. Staten Island OutLOUD presents this event in honor of Black History Month.

Free and open to the publc.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2014-02-23 2014-02-23 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.5884, -74.1391 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 09:35:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Wave Hill Garden & Conservatory Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/23/garden-conservatory-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/23/garden-conservatory-highlights-walk Date: February 23, 2014

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2014-02-23 2014-02-23 2:00 pm 40.8991, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52c5daf628e99.jpg Sun, 20 Apr 2014 09:35:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Mid-Park Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/23/central-park-tour-midpark-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/23/central-park-tour-midpark-welcome-tour Date: February 23, 2014

Explore the park’s central features, including the Lake and Ramble woodland, then marvel at the views from Belvedere Castle.

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

Tour dates and times are subject to change without notice.

Note: Groups of seven or more must schedule a custom tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org or (212) 360-2726.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 2:45 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Alexander von Humboldt statue (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-02-23 2014-02-23 2:00 pm 2:45 pm 40.7794, -73.9734 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52a0ef6d32ff7.jpg Sun, 20 Apr 2014 09:35:33 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Talk: Brooklyn’s Plymouth Church in the Civil War Era]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/23/lecture-brooklyns-plymouth-church-in-the-civil-war-era-a-ministry-of-freedom http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/23/lecture-brooklyns-plymouth-church-in-the-civil-war-era-a-ministry-of-freedom Date: February 23, 2014

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

Celebrate Black History Month in Brooklyn's most historic house!

Co-authors Lois Rosebrooks and Frank Decker speak about their recent book, exploring the history of a Brooklyn church which served as a busy stop on the Underground Railroad as well as a critical player in the abolitionist movement.

The talk will be followed by an informal Q&A accompanied by a tea.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 629-5400

Location: Wyckoff Farmhouse Museum (in Fidler-Wyckoff House Park)

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B376 Fidler-Wyckoff House Park 2014-02-23 2014-02-23 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6443, -73.9208 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 09:35:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Arsenal Gallery Black History Month Exhibition: The March]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/24/arsenal-gallery-exhibtion-the-march1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/24/arsenal-gallery-exhibtion-the-march1 Date: February 24, 2014

In commemoration of Black History Month, the Arsenal Gallery is pleased to present The March, an exhibition that includes work from seventeen artists. Coordinated by NYC Parks’ Ebony Society, this exhibition reflects on the struggles and victories of the Civil Rights Movement past, present and future, as well as those individuals who have advanced the cause.

Artists include: Mitsuko Brooks, Gladys Carty, Tuwanda Harmon, Bill Howard, Nathaniel Ladson, Olga Matos-Castillo, Dionis Ortiz, Malcolm Pinckney, Ansel Pitcairn, Victor Polanco, Jake Seo, Christopher Spinelli, Dexter G. Stringfellow, Mario Tavarez, Alan J.P. Thompson, Quay Quinn Wolf, and Wayne Young.

Open Monday- Friday, 9:00 a.m. -5:00 p.m.

Admission is free, closed on holidays.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-02-24 2014-02-24 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 09:35:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Chair Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/24/shape-up-nyc-chair-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/24/shape-up-nyc-chair-aerobics Date: February 24, 2014

A seated exercise class that raises the heart rate and improves balance, with minimal impact on joints. This Shape Up NYC program is free and open to the public.

For adults and seniors.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 771-2787

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

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2014-02-24 2014-02-24 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.8108, -73.9147 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 09:35:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Pugsley Creek Goose Fencing Restoration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/24/pugsley-creek-goose-fencing-restoration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/24/pugsley-creek-goose-fencing-restoration Date: February 24, 2014

Please note: this event has been canceled.

Volunteer with Natural Areas Volunteers (NAV) at Pugsley Creek to help protect a newly restored salt marsh.

Volunteers will learn about the importance of the marsh while helping to install temporary fencing and reflective flagging to discourage geese from landing and eating our newly planted vegetation.

Come dressed in sturdy boots or shoes and warm clothing that can get dirty.

Space is limited. Registration is required for this event.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-3318

Location: Howe Avenue and Hart Street (in Pugsley Creek Park)

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X088 Pugsley Creek Park 2014-02-24 2014-02-24 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8113, -73.8474 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 09:35:33 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Shape Up NYC: Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/24/shape-up-nyc-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/24/shape-up-nyc-aerobics Date: February 24, 2014

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

McDonald Park House is Staten Island's home of Shape Up NYC! Take part in 14 fitness classes per week for free.

Aerobics class is a moderate, heart-pumping workout to help burn calories and improve heart health.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: McDonald Park House (in McDonald Playground)

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R034 McDonald Playground 2014-02-24 2014-02-24 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.6291, -74.1155 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 09:35:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Chair Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/24/chair-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/24/chair-yoga Date: February 24, 2014

Chair yoga is a gentle form of yoga that can be practiced while sitting or standing using a chair for support. A low impact class, it focuses on strengthening the body's inner core through slow movements, concentrating and breathing. For adults and seniors.

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 447-2020

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

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M164 Asser Levy Playground 2014-02-24 2014-02-24 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7361, -73.9757 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 09:35:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Chair Toning]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/24/shape-up-nyc-chair-toning http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/24/shape-up-nyc-chair-toning Date: February 24, 2014

A seated exercise class that strengthens muscle groups with minimal impact on joints. This Shape Up NYC program is free and open to the public.

For adults and seniors.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 402-5155

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

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2014-02-24 2014-02-24 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.8108, -73.9147 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 09:35:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Tax Preparation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/24/free-tax-preparation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/24/free-tax-preparation Date: February 24, 2014

Get free tax preparation help at Owen Dolen Recreation Center, sponsored by AARP.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 829-0156

Location: Owen Dolen Golden Age Center (in Owen F. Dolen Park)

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X016 Owen F. Dolen Park 2014-02-24 2014-02-24 10:30 am 2:30 pm 40.8406, -73.8428 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 09:35:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Monday Movement]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/24/monday-movement http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/24/monday-movement Date: February 24, 2014

Get the week started off right in this low-impact, chair aerobics class. Perfect for seniors or those with limited mobility. Open to adults and seniors.

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 485-4633

Location: Brownsville Recreation Center (in Brownsville Playground)

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B270 Brownsville Playground 2014-02-24 2014-02-24 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.6566, -73.902 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 09:35:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Cross-Park Promenade]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/24/central-park-tour-crosspark-promenade http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/24/central-park-tour-crosspark-promenade Date: February 24, 2014

On this east-west walk you will see a hidden bench that tells time, miniature boats powered by the wind, a magnificent sculpture celebrating fresh water, and much more. The route involves a few stairs.

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

Ticket sales are final. Tours take place rain or shine, except in extreme weather conditions (heavy rain, sustained winds of 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 our calendar. Tour dates and times are subject to change without notice.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

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

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M010 Central Park 2014-02-24 2014-02-24 12:00 pm 1:30 pm 40.7725, -73.967 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52a0f6c69c8bb.jpg Sun, 20 Apr 2014 09:35:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Beginner Hockey Clinic (Registration Full)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/24/beginner-hockey-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/24/beginner-hockey-clinic Date: February 24, 2014

Improve your game with skating and puck control drills as well as scrimmage play, all in an encouraging environment.

Participation in this 10-session program includes use of all equipment.

Ages 6 – 9. Space is limited; advance registration required.

Please note: Registration is full.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 348-4867

Location: Lasker Pool & Rink (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-02-24 2014-02-24 4:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.7964, -73.9547 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 09:35:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Season Extension Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/24/season-extension-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/24/season-extension-workshop Date: February 24, 2014

Do you want to get more fresh and healthy vegetables? If you've ever seen your collard green plants last through the winter, surrounded by snow, you know it's possible! Come to this workshop to learn about ways to lengthen your gardening season. We'll discuss what to plant and when to plant it in order to get an early start on your spring harvests, as well as how to have a garden that lasts into the cold, wintry months. You will learn about techniques like row covering and mulching, low tunneling, and the use of greenhouses.

Registered Grow to Learn gardens only will be eligible to take 15 seven-foot pieces of galvanized wire and 60 feet of row cover to make low tunnels, while supplies last. Please be prepared to take them with you after the workshop.

Please RSVP for this workshop.

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 788-8073

Location: GrowNYC Conference Room

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2014-02-24 2014-02-24 5:30 pm 7:00 pm 40.7137, -74.0055 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 09:35:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Kettlebell, Core and Conditioning]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/24/shape-up-nyc-kettlebell-core-and-conditioning http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/24/shape-up-nyc-kettlebell-core-and-conditioning Date: February 24, 2014

McDonald Park House is Staten Island's home of Shape Up NYC! Take part in 14 fitness classes per week for free.

Kettlebell, Core and Conditioning is a strength and conditioning class that will elevate your heart rate, build muscle, increase flexibility and burn fat.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: McDonald Park House (in McDonald Playground)

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R034 McDonald Playground 2014-02-24 2014-02-24 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.6291, -74.1155 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 09:35:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC's Couch to 5K: Group Run]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/24/shape-up-nycs-couch-to-5k-group-run http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/24/shape-up-nycs-couch-to-5k-group-run Date: February 24, 2014

Join us for our new running group in Prospect Park on Mondays! The class will combine group running, walking, and conditioning exercises to get you in shape for long distance running. The class will be held outdoors, rain or shine. Everyone will meet on the porch of Lefferts Historic House in Prospect Park at 7:00 p.m.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-02-24 2014-02-24 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.6643, -73.9639 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52d4140b7303f.jpg Sun, 20 Apr 2014 09:35:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Body Blast]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/24/shape-up-nyc-body-blast http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/24/shape-up-nyc-body-blast Date: February 24, 2014

McDonald Park House is Staten Island's home of Shape Up NYC! Take part in 14 fitness classes per week for free.

Body Blast is a moderate impact aerobics workout, with strength training exercises for overall fitness.

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: McDonald Park House (in McDonald Playground)

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R034 McDonald Playground 2014-02-24 2014-02-24 7:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.6291, -74.1155 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 09:35:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Beginners Tunisian Crochet]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/25/tunisian-crochet-beginners http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/25/tunisian-crochet-beginners Date: February 25, 2014

Learn basic Tunisian or Afghan crochet in this class, where you'll learn to use the technique to make a pot holder.

Materials required:

  • One skein light colored worsted weight (#4) yarn
  • #H crochet hook

Start time: 1:30 am

End time: 2:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-02-25 2014-02-25 1:30 am 2:30 am 40.865, -73.8947 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 09:35:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/25/my-morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/25/my-morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: February 25, 2014

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

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

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

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

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2014-02-25 2014-02-25 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.8606, -73.9338 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 09:35:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: “Get the Picture?”]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/25/art-in-the-garden-get-the-picture3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/25/art-in-the-garden-get-the-picture3 Date: February 25, 2014

Artist Alan Richards’s colorful satirical composite images, or photomanipulations, feature elements juxtaposed to create pieces that portray humor and whimsy.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-02-25 2014-02-25 8:00 am 4:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 09:35:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Arsenal Gallery Black History Month Exhibition: The March]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/25/arsenal-gallery-exhibtion-the-march1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/25/arsenal-gallery-exhibtion-the-march1 Date: February 25, 2014

In commemoration of Black History Month, the Arsenal Gallery is pleased to present The March, an exhibition that includes work from seventeen artists. Coordinated by NYC Parks’ Ebony Society, this exhibition reflects on the struggles and victories of the Civil Rights Movement past, present and future, as well as those individuals who have advanced the cause.

Artists include: Mitsuko Brooks, Gladys Carty, Tuwanda Harmon, Bill Howard, Nathaniel Ladson, Olga Matos-Castillo, Dionis Ortiz, Malcolm Pinckney, Ansel Pitcairn, Victor Polanco, Jake Seo, Christopher Spinelli, Dexter G. Stringfellow, Mario Tavarez, Alan J.P. Thompson, Quay Quinn Wolf, and Wayne Young.

Open Monday- Friday, 9:00 a.m. -5:00 p.m.

Admission is free, closed on holidays.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-02-25 2014-02-25 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 09:35:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Zumba]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/25/shape-up-nyc-zumba http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/25/shape-up-nyc-zumba Date: February 25, 2014

Zumba 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: 9:30 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: McDonald Park House (in McDonald Playground)

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R034 McDonald Playground 2014-02-25 2014-02-25 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.6291, -74.1155 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 09:35:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Close: A Journey in Scotland at The New York Botanical Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/25/close-a-journey-in-scotland-at-the-new-york-botanical-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/25/close-a-journey-in-scotland-at-the-new-york-botanical-garden Date: February 25, 2014

The word "close" is a traditional Scottish word that describes a landscape so inspirational that heaven seems closer to Earth in that place.

In 2004 when landscape photographer and journalist Allan Pollok-Morris learned that Little Sparta, a garden designed by Ian Hamilton Finlay, had been named the most important work of art in Scotland, he was inspired to travel throughout his home country in search of new works in landscape design and land art.

This exhibition documents Pollok-Morris's journey and celebrates the creations of many notable contemporary designers and artists working in the Scottish landscape. Through his documentary-style photographs, Pollok-Morris aims to capture "everyday" images of these landscapes from the point of view of those who envisioned and created them. The exhibition uses examples from all corners of the country to celebrate the important role of gardens and land art in international arts and culture.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 817-8700

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2014-02-25 2014-02-25 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 09:35:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Art for Us Adaptive Art Program]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/25/art-for-us-adaptive-art-program http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/25/art-for-us-adaptive-art-program Date: February 25, 2014

Instructional art program for people with disabilities to interact, socialize and express themselves through art. For adults and seniors.

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 218-2380

Location: McCarren Play Center

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2014-02-25 2014-02-25 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7202, -73.951 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 09:35:33 EDT