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 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 09:13:58 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[Conference House Park Garlic Mustard Pull]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/21/conference-house-park-garlic-mustard-pull http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/21/conference-house-park-garlic-mustard-pull Date: May 21, 2014

Volunteer with Natural Areas Volunteers (NAV) at Conference House Park to help remove Garlic Mustard 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, long pants and clothing that can get dirty. Space is limited. Registration is required for this event.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-3318

Location: Hylan Blvd and Satterlee Street

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<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Chair Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/21/shape-up-nyc-chair-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/21/shape-up-nyc-chair-aerobics Date: May 21, 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 2014-05-21 2014-05-21 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.8108, -73.9147 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 05:13:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Early Bird Game Social]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/21/bryant-park-early-bird-game-social http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/21/bryant-park-early-bird-game-social Date: May 21, 2014

Join us at our all new weekly Game Socials to meet up with like-minded players interested in the same games as you.

The Early Bird Game Social gives you a chance to start the day in the park, and warm up your mind with games that get you thinking like dominoes, Scrabble, cards or Boggle.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-05-21 2014-05-21 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 05:13:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/21/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/21/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: May 21, 2014

See more than 30 life-size animatronic dinosaurs, including a 40-foot long tyrannosaurus rex, on this ride through the two-acre safari at the Bronx Zoo.

Learn about the different species of dinosaurs and their habitats, discover how fossils provide insight into what life may have looked like in prehistoric times and explore how animatronics work.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-1010

Location: Bronx Zoo (in Bronx Park)

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X002 Bronx Park 2014-05-21 2014-05-21 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Wed, 23 Jul 2014 05:13:59 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Tennis]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/21/cityparks-seniors-fitness-tennis2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/21/cityparks-seniors-fitness-tennis2 Date: May 21, 2014

The CityParks Seniors Fitness program offers free tennis lessons, yoga instruction, and fitness walking in 14 parks across the city. The program aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help us feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis. No matter how old we are, our bodies always benefit from physical activity. All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718)760-6999

Location: Brielle Ave. between Rockland Ave. and Wolcott Ave. (in LaTourette Park & Golf Course)

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R013 LaTourette Park & Golf Course 2014-05-21 2014-05-21 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.5911, -74.1395 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d6a68e59b4.jpg Wed, 23 Jul 2014 05:13:59 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Tennis]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/21/cityparks-seniors-fitness-tennis1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/21/cityparks-seniors-fitness-tennis1 Date: May 21, 2014

The CityParks Seniors Fitness program offers free tennis lessons, yoga instruction, and fitness walking in 14 parks across the city. The program aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help us feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis. No matter how old we are, our bodies always benefit from physical activity. All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718)760-6999

Location: Flushing Meadows Corona Park

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2014-05-21 2014-05-21 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7493, -73.8546 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d6c8aaf20a.jpg Wed, 23 Jul 2014 05:13:59 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Tennis]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/21/cityparks-seniors-fitness-tennis http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/21/cityparks-seniors-fitness-tennis Date: May 21, 2014

The CityParks Seniors Fitness program offers free tennis lessons, yoga instruction, and fitness walking in 14 parks across the city. The program aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help us feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis. No matter how old we are, our bodies always benefit from physical activity. All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718)760-6999

Location: Fieldhouse (in Astoria Park)

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Q004 Astoria Park 2014-05-21 2014-05-21 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7749, -73.9241 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d6cde80d16.jpg Wed, 23 Jul 2014 05:13:59 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Senior Fitness: Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/21/cityparks-senior-fitness-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/21/cityparks-senior-fitness-yoga Date: May 21, 2014

The CityParks Seniors Fitness program offers free tennis lessons, yoga instruction, and fitness walking in 14 parks across the city. The program aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help us feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis. No matter how old we are, our bodies always benefit from physical activity. All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718)760-6999

Location: Metcalf and Lafayette Avenues (in Soundview Park)

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X118 Soundview Park 2014-05-21 2014-05-21 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.8174, -73.8703 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d6ba07e982.jpg Wed, 23 Jul 2014 05:13:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Weird, Wild & Wonderful]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/21/weird-wild-wonderful http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/21/weird-wild-wonderful Date: May 21, 2014

In homage to the beauty of the botanical world's most bizarre flora, the New York Botanical Garden invited members of the American Society of Botanical Artists to participate in a study of the eccentric, creating works of art based on visually unusual plants chosen by the artists themselves.

View the results of their efforts, 46 captivating paintings and illustrations of exotic specimens, on display in the Ross Gallery.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2014-05-21 2014-05-21 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 05:13:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Sit Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/21/sit-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/21/sit-aerobics Date: May 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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2014-05-21 2014-05-21 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.6735, -73.9348 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 05:13:59 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks PuppetMobile Presents: LITTLE RED’S HOOD]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/21/cityparks-puppetmobile-presents-little-reds-hood http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/21/cityparks-puppetmobile-presents-little-reds-hood Date: May 21, 2014

Little Red’s Hood is a fresh retelling of the classic “Little Red Riding Hood” tale updated with a modern sensibility that will appeal to kids. The production features a dozen, hand-made marionettes crafted by the expert puppeteers from the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre.

Like many of today’s children, Little Red is a smart, young city slicker who is too focused on her smartphone to notice her surroundings. Wulfric is a misunderstood wolf with a sweet tooth. When Little Red travels from New York City to the country to deliver some cupcakes to her Grandma, she encounters a colorful cast of characters as Wulfric the Wolf tries to head her off at the pass.

Little Red’s Hood is directed by Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre’s Artistic Director Bruce Cannon and written by Liam Hurley.

The CityParks PuppetMobile is the oldest continually operating company of its kind in the country, which presents free performances and puppet-making workshops in neighborhood parks, recreation centers and schools throughout New York City.

Event Website: https://www.cityparksfoundation.org/arts/puppetmobile/

View the complete 2014 PuppetMobile schedule here

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Katzman Playground (in Yellowstone Park)

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Q425 Yellowstone Park 2014-05-21 2014-05-21 10:00 am 40.7262, -73.8479 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53694a111bbbc.jpg Wed, 23 Jul 2014 05:13:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Chair Toning]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/21/shape-up-nyc-chair-toning http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/21/shape-up-nyc-chair-toning Date: May 21, 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 2014-05-21 2014-05-21 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.8108, -73.9147 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 05:13:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/21/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/21/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: May 21, 2014

Test your ping pong skills at one of two state-of-the-art tables. Bring a friend, or sign up with our park attendant, who can arrange a friendly game.

Paddles and balls provided free of charge to all skill levels.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Ping Pong Court (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-05-21 2014-05-21 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 05:13:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Chess & Backgammon]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/21/bryant-park-chess-backgammon http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/21/bryant-park-chess-backgammon Date: May 21, 2014

Game boards, including chess and backgammon, are available for a small few. Endorsed by the Marshall Chess Club.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-05-21 2014-05-21 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 05:13:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/21/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/21/bryant-park-games Date: May 21, 2014

Take a break with an eclectic selection of favorite tabletop games for free. From Scrabble and mancala to dominoes and Jenga. Visit bryantpark.org to find weekly Game Socials and Clinics for Board and Party Games, Mah Jongg, and more.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-05-21 2014-05-21 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 05:13:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Kubb]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/21/bryant-park-kubb http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/21/bryant-park-kubb Date: May 21, 2014

Learn the Scandinavian lawn game, also known as Viking Chess. To win, knock over your opponent’s blocks with wooden pins. Never played? Our attendant will teach you.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: The Green (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-05-21 2014-05-21 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 05:13:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Putting Green]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/21/bryant-park-putting-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/21/bryant-park-putting-green Date: May 21, 2014

Practice your technique, perfect your distance and speed, or bring the kids to play on the green, all free of charge. Golf balls and clubs are provided.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: The Green (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-05-21 2014-05-21 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 05:13:59 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/21/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/21/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga3 Date: May 21, 2014

The CityParks Seniors Fitness program offers free tennis lessons, yoga instruction, and fitness walking in 14 parks across the city. The program aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help us feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis. No matter how old we are, our bodies always benefit from physical activity. All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718)760-6999

Location: Inwood Hill Park

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2014-05-21 2014-05-21 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.873, -73.9254 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d6d3522e94.jpg Wed, 23 Jul 2014 05:13:59 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/21/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/21/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga2 Date: May 21, 2014

The CityParks Seniors Fitness program offers free tennis lessons, yoga instruction, and fitness walking in 14 parks across the city. The program aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help us feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis. No matter how old we are, our bodies always benefit from physical activity. All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718)760-6999

Location: South Oxford Park

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B407 South Oxford Park 2014-05-21 2014-05-21 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.6836, -73.9724 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d6d95b3814.jpg Wed, 23 Jul 2014 05:13:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/21/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/21/bryant-park-juggling Date: May 21, 2014

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-05-21 2014-05-21 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 05:13:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Conservatory Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/21/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/21/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden Date: May 21, 2014

Learn about the thousands of trees, flowers, shrubs, and perennials that decorate the Conservatory Garden from the Conservancy horticulturalists who take care of this special place within the Park. Route involves a few stairs.

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: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

Location: Conservatory Garden (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-05-21 2014-05-21 12:00 pm 1:15 pm 40.7937, -73.9522 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/530ffb1f28e6f.jpg Wed, 23 Jul 2014 05:13:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Reading Room: Emily Giffin's The One & Only]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/21/bryant-park-reading-room-author http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/21/bryant-park-reading-room-author Date: May 21, 2014

Adored author of Something Borrowed and Where We Belong presents another exceptional story on love, loyalty, and finding truth. Hosted by Jane Green, Tempting Fate

Rain information: In case of rain, events are held under a tent at the Reading Room. In case of severe weather, please check bryantpark.org for the indoor location.

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 1:45 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Reading Room (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-05-21 2014-05-21 12:30 pm 1:45 pm 40.7542, -73.9833 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 05:13:59 EDT
<![CDATA[School Garden Composting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/21/school-garden-composting-workshop1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/21/school-garden-composting-workshop1 Date: May 21, 2014

Over the past few years, Columbia Secondary School students have played an integral role in building a school cafeteria compost project, from classroom worm bins to outdoor garden compost. This workshop, led by 7th and 8th grade students from Columbia Secondary School for Math, Science, and Engineering, will focus on on-site compost possibilities for school gardens. They will discuss what compost is and the principles of composting, why and how their school composts, and strategies to engage school communities and students in cafeteria composting.

Grow to Learn registered schools only may request soil, compost, and lumber for Fall delivery.

Please RSVP at the link below.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 788-8073

Location: Old Croton Aqueduct Gatehouse

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M320 Old Croton Aqueduct Gatehouse 2014-05-21 2014-05-21 5:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.8084, -73.9596 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 05:13:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Teen Beach Volleyball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/21/teen-beach-volleyball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/21/teen-beach-volleyball Date: May 21, 2014

Teens, find out the basics of beach volleyball! Spike, set and volley in beautiful Riverside Park. You'll meet other teens in a fun, chill environment.

No pre-registration is necessary, but you get to become a free Recreation Center member! For more information, email Anthony at Anthony.Traverso@parks.nyc.gov.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Hudson Beach (in Riverside Park)

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M072 Riverside Park 2014-05-21 2014-05-21 5:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.8024, -73.9727 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 05:13:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Dancing in Bryant Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/21/dancing-in-bryant-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/21/dancing-in-bryant-park Date: May 21, 2014

A social dance party after work, featuring popular dance instructors plus an incredible band each week, hosted and produced by Talia Castro-Pozo. Salsa, swing, tango, and much more! From novices to experts, all are welcome.

Lessons are from 6:00pm - 7:00 p.m., followed by dancing to live music 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-05-21 2014-05-21 6:00 pm 8:30 pm 40.7541, -73.9845 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 05:13:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Zumba]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/21/zumba http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/21/zumba Date: May 21, 2014

Join us for Zumba - an aerobic excercise that blends both Latin and African dance movements.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-4793 x301

Location: Little Bay Park

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Q010A Little Bay Park 2014-05-21 2014-05-21 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.7896, -73.787 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 05:13:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Artist Talk with Ruth Marshall]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/21/artist-talk-with-ruth-marshall3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/21/artist-talk-with-ruth-marshall3 Date: May 21, 2014

Join Ruth Marshall for a talk about her artwork as part of her exhibition Closely Knit: A Textile Analysis of Animals on View in the Arsenal Gallery.

Closely Knit: A Textile Analysis of Animals by Ruth Marshall brings attention to illegal wildlife trade and species loss in a way that unites a widened audience of scientists, art enthusiasts and the general public. Her life-size, knitted textile pelts of tigers, leopards, coral snakes and Australian marsupials exemplify how artisan goods have the potential to have higher commercial value than poached skins on the black market. Her textiles reinforce the ideology that support for conservation and culture is a more sustainable, viable and lucrative endeavor than the illegal wildlife trade.

She has conducted research at the American Museum of Natural History, Melbourne Museum and the Berlin Zoo. For Closely Knit, Marshall studied Askai, Central Park Zoo’s six-year-old male snow leopard and created a new knitted workbased on his distinctive coat. The exhibition is staged in the historic Arsenal building, which housed a menagerie of gifted animals on the basement level from 1859 to 1871, and was the first home of the American Museum of Natural History from 1869 to 1877 before it moved to its current home on Manhattan’s West Side.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-05-21 2014-05-21 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5351884c65142.jpeg Wed, 23 Jul 2014 05:13:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Couch to 5K]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/21/shape-up-nyc-couch-to-5k http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/21/shape-up-nyc-couch-to-5k Date: May 21, 2014

A beginner program for the aspiring runner, this class will combine running, walking, and conditioning exercises to get you in shape for long distance running.

Rain or shine.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-3300

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

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2014-05-21 2014-05-21 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8344 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 05:13:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Wheelchair Basketball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/21/wheelchair-basketball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/21/wheelchair-basketball Date: May 21, 2014

Practice with the New York Rollin' Knicks! Improve your skills against some of the best. Beginner, intermediate and advanced players with disabilities are welcome.

Recreation Center membership is required to participate.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 293-5934

Location: West Bronx Recreation Center

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X261 West Bronx Recreation Center 2014-05-21 2014-05-21 6:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.8441, -73.9188 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 05:13:59 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park Day at Matthews Palmer Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/21/its-my-park-day-at-matthews-palmer-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/21/its-my-park-day-at-matthews-palmer-park Date: May 21, 2014

Join the Friends of Mathews Palmer Park & support the 45th/46th Street block association as they turn the outdoor community center into a Ride-In Theater.

Watch the 1979 cult classic "Breaking Away" under the Hell's Kitchen stars. Bring your blankets, chairs, yummy treats, and friends!

There will be a special pre-show by world renowned New York Bike Dance, and bike tips, consults and discounts from our local shops, including Q&A with Al of Al's Cycle Solutions, offering special in-store discounts!
Sponsored by The West 45th/46th Street Block Association - neighbors who come together to build community, beautify our streets and make them safe, and infuse our park with positive energy! Activities include candlelight yoga, live performances featuring local talent, park cleanups and gardening, outdoor film screenings, storytelling projects, social gatherings and more!

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone: (347) 460-1818

Location: Mathews-Palmer Playground (in Matthews - Palmer Playground)

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M154 Matthews - Palmer Playground 2014-05-21 2014-05-21 7:00 pm 10:30 pm 40.7614, -73.9927 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53744ca4b97d8.jpg Wed, 23 Jul 2014 05:13:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Yoga - Relax and Stretch]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/21/shape-up-nyc-yoga-relax-and-stretch http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/21/shape-up-nyc-yoga-relax-and-stretch Date: May 21, 2014

Yoga - Relax and Stretch is an open level class with a focus on bringing awareness to the body through core strengthening and total body flexibility.

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Walker Park

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R015 Walker Park 2014-05-21 2014-05-21 7:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.6433, -74.1094 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 05:13:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/22/bryant-park-tai-chi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/22/bryant-park-tai-chi Date: May 22, 2014

Tai Chi and Eternal Spring are instructed by members of the Tai Chi Chuan Center. Open to all ages and experience levels.

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-05-22 2014-05-22 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.7541, -73.9845 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 05:13:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/22/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/22/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: May 22, 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. Please check back for rain and weather/air advisory cancels. Fitness programs are canceled if the weather is lower than 20 degrees.

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

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

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2014-05-22 2014-05-22 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.8606, -73.9338 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5395c8d750ccf.jpg Wed, 23 Jul 2014 05:13:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: Harvesting Our History: The Story of Queens Botanical Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/22/art-in-the-garden-harvesting-our-history-the-story-of-queens-botanical-garden7 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/22/art-in-the-garden-harvesting-our-history-the-story-of-queens-botanical-garden7 Date: May 22, 2014

Get a sense of Queens Botanical Garden's past and how both the 1939 and 1964 New York World's Fairs influenced the Garden's development. This exhibit is created largely from the Garden's own archives with images that illustrate these important events in New York City's history.

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-05-22 2014-05-22 8:30 am 5:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 05:13:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition by Ruth Marshall: Closely Knit: A Textile Analysis of Animals]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/22/exhibition-by-ruth-marshallclosely-knit-a-textile-analysis-of-animals http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/22/exhibition-by-ruth-marshallclosely-knit-a-textile-analysis-of-animals Date: May 22, 2014

Closely Knit: A Textile Analysis of Animals by Ruth Marshall brings attention to illegal wildlife trade and species loss in a way that unites a widened audience of scientists, art enthusiasts and the general public. Her life-size, knitted textile pelts of tigers, leopards, coral snakes and Australian marsupials exemplify how artisan goods have the potential to have higher commercial value than poached skins on the black market. Her textiles reinforce the ideology that support for conservation and culture is a more sustainable, viable and lucrative endeavor than the illegal wildlife trade.

She has conducted research at the American Museum of Natural History, Melbourne Museum and the Berlin Zoo. For Closely Knit, Marshall studied Askai, Central Park Zoo’s six-year-old male snow leopard and created a new knitted work based on his distinctive coat. The exhibition is staged in the historic Arsenal building, which housed a menagerie of gifted animals on the basement level from 1859 to 1871, and was the first home of the American Museum of Natural History from 1869 to 1877 before it moved to its current home on Manhattan’s West Side.

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 2014-05-22 2014-05-22 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5351860bdbc4f.jpeg Wed, 23 Jul 2014 05:13:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Seniors Fitness: Walking]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/22/seniors-fitness-walking http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/22/seniors-fitness-walking Date: May 22, 2014

Walking is an excellent way to stay fit and enjoy the scenes of the city.

For ages 60+; pre-registration is required.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 760-6999

Location: Indian Field Comfort Station (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2014-05-22 2014-05-22 9:00 am 40.8959, -73.8782 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 05:13:59 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/22/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/22/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga3 Date: May 22, 2014

The CityParks Seniors Fitness program offers free tennis lessons, yoga instruction, and fitness walking in 14 parks across the city. The program aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help us feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis. No matter how old we are, our bodies always benefit from physical activity. All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718)760-6999

Location: Roy Wilkins Park Parking Lot

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2014-05-22 2014-05-22 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.6863, -73.7689 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d7831dc747.jpg Wed, 23 Jul 2014 05:13:59 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Tennis]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/22/cityparks-seniors-fitness-tennis2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/22/cityparks-seniors-fitness-tennis2 Date: May 22, 2014

The CityParks Seniors Fitness program offers free tennis lessons, yoga instruction, and fitness walking in 14 parks across the city. The program aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help us feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis. No matter how old we are, our bodies always benefit from physical activity. All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718)760-6999

Location: Cunningham Park at 193rd Street

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2014-05-22 2014-05-22 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.7302, -73.7774 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d6e23b6354.jpg Wed, 23 Jul 2014 05:13:59 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/22/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/22/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga1 Date: May 22, 2014

The CityParks Seniors Fitness program offers free tennis lessons, yoga instruction, and fitness walking in 14 parks across the city. The program aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help us feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis. No matter how old we are, our bodies always benefit from physical activity. All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718)760-6999

Location: East 86th Street and East End Avenue (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2014-05-22 2014-05-22 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.7749, -73.9438 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d78aba2a4c.jpg Wed, 23 Jul 2014 05:13:59 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Walking]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/22/cityparks-seniors-fitness-walking http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/22/cityparks-seniors-fitness-walking Date: May 22, 2014

The CityParks Seniors Fitness program offers free tennis lessons, yoga instruction, and fitness walking in 14 parks across the city. The program aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help us feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis. No matter how old we are, our bodies always benefit from physical activity. All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718)760-6999

Location: Woodlawn Tennis Courts (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2014-05-22 2014-05-22 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.8966, -73.8786 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d76499ca57.jpg Wed, 23 Jul 2014 05:13:59 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/22/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/22/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga Date: May 22, 2014

The CityParks Seniors Fitness program offers free tennis lessons, yoga instruction, and fitness walking in 14 parks across the city. The program aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help us feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis. No matter how old we are, our bodies always benefit from physical activity. All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718)760-6999

Location: Middletown Rd & Stadium Ave (in Pelham Bay Park)

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2014-05-22 2014-05-22 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.8485, -73.8199 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d787974f5b.jpg Wed, 23 Jul 2014 05:13:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Fitness Walk at Joe Michaels Mile]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/22/fitness-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/22/fitness-walk Date: May 22, 2014

Join other adults in a weekly fitness walking program that starts at the western end of Joe Michaels Mile (near the front of Fort Totten). No registration is required.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: 718-352-4793 ext. 301

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

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Q012 Crocheron Park 2014-05-22 2014-05-22 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.7888, -73.7821 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 05:13:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Urban Oasis: 30 Years Painting Bronx Parks by Daniel Hauben]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/22/urban-oasis-30-years-painting-bronx-parks-daniel-hauben http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/22/urban-oasis-30-years-painting-bronx-parks-daniel-hauben Date: May 22, 2014

Well known for his urban vistas, Daniel Hauben has spent many a lovely day painting Bronx parks.

His new exhibit at the Poe Park VIsitor Center includes giclee prints on canvas and paper, as well as original oil and pastel paintings in locations such as Van Cortlandt Park, the Bronx Zoo, the New York Botanical Gardens, Wave Hill, Saint James Park, Old Fort Four Park, Pelham Bay Park, and Poe Park.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-05-22 2014-05-22 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 05:13:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Alley Pond Park Garlic Mustard Pull]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/22/alley-pond-park-garlic-mustard-pull http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/22/alley-pond-park-garlic-mustard-pull Date: May 22, 2014

Volunteer with Natural Areas Volunteers (NAV) at Alley Pond Park to help remove Garlic Mustard 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, long pants and clothing that can get dirty. Space is limited. Registration is required for this event.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-3318

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

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2014-05-22 2014-05-22 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.7428, -73.7359 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 05:13:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Stretch, Tone and Balance]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/22/shape-up-nyc-stretch-tone-and-balance http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/22/shape-up-nyc-stretch-tone-and-balance Date: May 22, 2014

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

Stretch, Tone and Balance is a moderate, heart-pumping workout that strengthens and lengthens muscles and improves imbalance.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: McDonald Park House (in McDonald Playground)

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R034 McDonald Playground 2014-05-22 2014-05-22 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.6291, -74.1155 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 05:13:59 EDT
<![CDATA[26th Annual Equipment & Vehicle Show]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/22/26th-annual-equipment-vehicle-show http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/22/26th-annual-equipment-vehicle-show Date: May 22, 2014

The show will feature the latest in low-emission and alternative fuel vehicles and equipment. Over 120 vendors from across the area will participate in showcasing the latest in horticulture equipment, tools, vehicles, and more.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Unisphere (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2014-05-22 2014-05-22 9:00 am 2:00 pm 40.7464, -73.845 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 05:13:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/22/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/22/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: May 22, 2014

See more than 30 life-size animatronic dinosaurs, including a 40-foot long tyrannosaurus rex, on this ride through the two-acre safari at the Bronx Zoo.

Learn about the different species of dinosaurs and their habitats, discover how fossils provide insight into what life may have looked like in prehistoric times and explore how animatronics work.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-1010

Location: Bronx Zoo (in Bronx Park)

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X002 Bronx Park 2014-05-22 2014-05-22 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Wed, 23 Jul 2014 05:13:59 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Senior Fitness: Tennis]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/22/cityparks-senior-fitness-tennis http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/22/cityparks-senior-fitness-tennis Date: May 22, 2014

The CityParks Seniors Fitness program offers free tennis lessons, yoga instruction, and fitness walking in 14 parks across the city. The program aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help us feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis. No matter how old we are, our bodies always benefit from physical activity. All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718)760-6999

Location: Roy Wilkins Park Parking Lot

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2014-05-22 2014-05-22 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.6863, -73.7689 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d798f8788b.jpg Wed, 23 Jul 2014 05:13:59 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/22/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/22/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga2 Date: May 22, 2014

The CityParks Seniors Fitness program offers free tennis lessons, yoga instruction, and fitness walking in 14 parks across the city. The program aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help us feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis. No matter how old we are, our bodies always benefit from physical activity. All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718)760-6999

Location: Cunningham Park at 193rd Street

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2014-05-22 2014-05-22 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7302, -73.7774 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d7b33aef25.jpg Wed, 23 Jul 2014 05:13:59 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Tennis]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/22/cityparks-seniors-fitness-tennis1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/22/cityparks-seniors-fitness-tennis1 Date: May 22, 2014

The CityParks Seniors Fitness program offers free tennis lessons, yoga instruction, and fitness walking in 14 parks across the city. The program aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help us feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis. No matter how old we are, our bodies always benefit from physical activity. All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718)760-6999

Location: W. 207 St. & Seaman Ave. (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2014-05-22 2014-05-22 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.869, -73.9224 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d79c993d9b.jpg Wed, 23 Jul 2014 05:13:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Greenbelt Tree Tots]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/22/greenbelt-tree-tots http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/22/greenbelt-tree-tots Date: May 22, 2014

Join us for a dynamic exploration of the wonders of the forest. Through hands-on activities, observations, finger plays, games, and stories, children will become familiar with the sights and sounds of the forest.

The program will take place indoors and outdoors for 3-4 year olds and their caregivers. Registration required. Space is limited.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 10:45 am

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2014-05-22 2014-05-22 10:00 am 10:45 am 40.5884, -74.1391 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 05:13:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Plein Air Landscape Drawing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/22/plein-air-landscape-drawing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/22/plein-air-landscape-drawing Date: May 22, 2014

Join artist Geri Smith to develop artistic direction while building technical and compositional skills in an outdoor setting. Learn how to simplify gardens and landscape into essential shape, tone, texture, and line, creating a personal visual vocabulary of b/w graphite drawings. All levels welcome. Please bring a folding chair. Materials list provided. Six classes. Registration required at info@bpmm.org or (718) 885-1461.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 885-1461

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2014-05-22 2014-05-22 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.8705, -73.8109 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 05:13:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Weird, Wild & Wonderful]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/22/weird-wild-wonderful http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/22/weird-wild-wonderful Date: May 22, 2014

In homage to the beauty of the botanical world's most bizarre flora, the New York Botanical Garden invited members of the American Society of Botanical Artists to participate in a study of the eccentric, creating works of art based on visually unusual plants chosen by the artists themselves.

View the results of their efforts, 46 captivating paintings and illustrations of exotic specimens, on display in the Ross Gallery.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2014-05-22 2014-05-22 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 05:13:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Stretching, Toning, Relaxation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/22/stretching-toning-relaxation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/22/stretching-toning-relaxation Date: May 22, 2014

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

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

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-05-22 2014-05-22 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 05:13:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Cardio, Toning, and Stretching]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/22/shape-up-nyc-cardio-toning-and-stretching http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/22/shape-up-nyc-cardio-toning-and-stretching Date: May 22, 2014

This medium intensity class will boost your energy levels, improve your health, and get your heart pumping.

Suitable for all ages and levels of fitness. No equipment needed other than supportive sneakers and suitable clothing. We recommend bringing a mat.

Event is subject to change.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-05-22 2014-05-22 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5277fbf99dc4d.jpg Wed, 23 Jul 2014 05:13:59 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Shape Up NYC: Cardio, Toning, and Stretching]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/22/cancelled-shape-up-nyc-cardio-toning-and-stretching http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/22/cancelled-shape-up-nyc-cardio-toning-and-stretching Date: May 22, 2014

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

This medium intensity class will boost your energy levels, improve your health, and get your heart pumping.

Suitable for all ages and levels of fitness. No equipment needed other than supportive sneakers.

Event is subject to change.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-05-22 2014-05-22 10:00 am 11:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5277fbf99dc4d.jpg Wed, 23 Jul 2014 05:13:59 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Senior Fitness: Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/22/cityparks-senior-fitness-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/22/cityparks-senior-fitness-yoga Date: May 22, 2014

The CityParks Seniors Fitness program offers free tennis lessons, yoga instruction, and fitness walking in 14 parks across the city. The program aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help us feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis. No matter how old we are, our bodies always benefit from physical activity. All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (718)760-6999

Location: John Jay Park

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M045 John Jay Park 2014-05-22 2014-05-22 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.7692, -73.9495 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d78f2979a4.jpg Wed, 23 Jul 2014 05:13:59 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Summer on the Hudson: Locomotive Lawn Live]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/22/summer-on-the-hudson-locomotive-lawn-live http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/22/summer-on-the-hudson-locomotive-lawn-live Date: May 22, 2014

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

Songs for seeds is a rockin’ music class that encourages kids to dance, play, and sing along with a live band.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: 311

Location: Locomotive Lawn (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2014-05-22 2014-05-22 10:30 am 11:00 am 40.7749, -73.9912 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 05:13:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/22/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/22/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: May 22, 2014

Test your ping pong skills at one of two state-of-the-art tables. Bring a friend, or sign up with our park attendant, who can arrange a friendly game.

Paddles and balls provided free of charge to all skill levels.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Ping Pong Court (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-05-22 2014-05-22 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 05:13:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Chess & Backgammon]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/22/bryant-park-chess-backgammon http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/22/bryant-park-chess-backgammon Date: May 22, 2014

Game boards, including chess and backgammon, are available for a small few. Endorsed by the Marshall Chess Club.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-05-22 2014-05-22 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 05:13:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/22/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/22/bryant-park-games Date: May 22, 2014

Take a break with an eclectic selection of favorite tabletop games for free. From Scrabble and mancala to dominoes and Jenga. Visit bryantpark.org to find weekly Game Socials and Clinics for Board and Party Games, Mah Jongg, and more.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-05-22 2014-05-22 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 05:13:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Kubb]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/22/bryant-park-kubb http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/22/bryant-park-kubb Date: May 22, 2014

Learn the Scandinavian lawn game, also known as Viking Chess. To win, knock over your opponent’s blocks with wooden pins. Never played? Our attendant will teach you.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: The Green (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-05-22 2014-05-22 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 05:13:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Putting Green]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/22/bryant-park-putting-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/22/bryant-park-putting-green Date: May 22, 2014

Practice your technique, perfect your distance and speed, or bring the kids to play on the green, all free of charge. Golf balls and clubs are provided.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: The Green (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-05-22 2014-05-22 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 05:13:59 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Tennis]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/22/cityparks-seniors-fitness-tennis http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/22/cityparks-seniors-fitness-tennis Date: May 22, 2014

The CityParks Seniors Fitness program offers free tennis lessons, yoga instruction, and fitness walking in 14 parks across the city. The program aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help us feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis. No matter how old we are, our bodies always benefit from physical activity. All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718)760-6999

Location: Tennis Courts (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2014-05-22 2014-05-22 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.6082, -73.935 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d7a740b326.jpg Wed, 23 Jul 2014 05:13:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Total Body Workout]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/22/shape-up-nyc-total-body-workout http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/22/shape-up-nyc-total-body-workout Date: May 22, 2014

Class will provide a total body workout, with strengthening exercises and light weight lifting. Most of the class is done seated, with modifications available for the standing portion. The center is wheelchair accessible.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-3657

Location: St. James Recreation Center (in St. James Park)

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X044 St. James Park 2014-05-22 2014-05-22 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.8647, -73.8992 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 05:13:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Conversational English]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/22/conversational-english http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/22/conversational-english Date: May 22, 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 2014-05-22 2014-05-22 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 05:13:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Adaptive Track and Field]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/22/adaptive-track-and-field http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/22/adaptive-track-and-field Date: May 22, 2014

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

Recreation Center membership is required to join.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 293-5934

Location: West Bronx Recreation Center

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X261 West Bronx Recreation Center 2014-05-22 2014-05-22 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8441, -73.9188 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 05:13:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Board Game Social]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/22/bryant-park-board-game-social http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/22/bryant-park-board-game-social Date: May 22, 2014

Join us at our all new weekly Game Socials to meet up with like-minded players interested in the same games as you. The Board Game Social features games in their classic form with a board, special pieces and a little bit of competition. Try classics like Sorry, Clue, Monopoly, or Life.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-05-22 2014-05-22 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 05:13:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/22/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/22/bryant-park-juggling Date: May 22, 2014

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-05-22 2014-05-22 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 05:13:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/22/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/22/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: May 22, 2014

Learn about Central Park's history and how its designers, Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux, struggled to make their vision our reality. 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 the Central Park Conservancy calendar. Tour dates and times are subject to change without notice.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2014-05-22 2014-05-22 12:00 pm 1:15 pm 40.7691, -73.9741 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/530ff01584e37.jpg Wed, 23 Jul 2014 05:13:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Rock Your Seat]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/22/rock-your-seat http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/22/rock-your-seat Date: May 22, 2014

Experience the sound of music as you workout to the beat without leaving your seat. This class which takes place in a seated position will increase upper body range of motion, develop strength, and tone.

Recreation Center membership is required to participate.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 667-3545

Location: Greenbelt Recreation Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2014-05-22 2014-05-22 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.5926, -74.1358 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 05:13:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Blooming Naturalists]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/22/blooming-naturalists http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/22/blooming-naturalists Date: May 22, 2014

So you think you are a naturalist? Join the Alliance at the Audubon Center in this Introduction to Bird Watching series. Using fun games and activities learn what makes birds so special!

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-05-22 2014-05-22 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5327482a3015f.png Wed, 23 Jul 2014 05:13:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature on the Go!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/22/nature-on-the-go http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/22/nature-on-the-go Date: May 22, 2014

Join the Prospect Park Alliance at the Audubon Center to learn about the nature that is all around us. A naturalist leads children and families to areas near the Audubon Center to discover the flora and fauna in the park. Meet at the Audubon Center.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-05-22 2014-05-22 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51634824e03ed.jpg Wed, 23 Jul 2014 05:13:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Mah Jongg Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/22/bryant-park-mah-jongg-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/22/bryant-park-mah-jongg-clinic Date: May 22, 2014

Learn the American version of this social, strategy game hailing from China twice a month with free clinics in the park.

Afternoon Classes, 3pm – 4:30pm:
May 22, June 14, June 19, July 5, July 17, August 2, August 14, August 30

Evening Classes, 6pm – 7:30pm:
June 2, June 30, July 7, August 4

Mah Jongg Marathon
September 1, 1pm – 7pm

Can't make one of our free clinics? Linda also teaches private lessons and coaches students in the Games Area. Contact Lindafor more information.

Already know how to play? Drop by the Games Area to arrange a game with other Mahj fans.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-05-22 2014-05-22 3:00 pm 4:30 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 05:13:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Animal Encounter]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/22/animal-encounter http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/22/animal-encounter Date: May 22, 2014

Curious as to how "Snappy" the turtle got her name? Want to watch the snake gobble up a mouse? Join the Alliance at the Audubon Center to learn more about the animals in our collection. Discover what it takes to care for these amazing creatures and assist in an actual feeding. There will also be opportunities to get up close and personal!

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-05-22 2014-05-22 3:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5163470fe9ca2.png Wed, 23 Jul 2014 05:13:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Volunteer with the Garden Crew]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/22/garden-crew1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/22/garden-crew1 Date: May 22, 2014

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

Please register by email.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone: (917) 291-6436

Location: Sherman Creek Park (in Sherman Creek)

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M300 Sherman Creek 2014-05-22 2014-05-22 4:00 pm 6:30 pm 40.8611, -73.918 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 05:13:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Birding Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/22/bryant-park-birding-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/22/bryant-park-birding-tours Date: May 22, 2014

Discover the surprising diversity of the birds that call Bryant Park home during migratory season with guided tours. Presented in partnership with the New York City Audubon Society.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 'wichcraft Coffee Kiosk (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-05-22 2014-05-22 5:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.7547, -73.9841 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 05:13:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/22/bryant-park-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/22/bryant-park-yoga Date: May 22, 2014

Perfect your downward dog on the lush lawn with YogaWorks instructors.

Mats provided by Athleta. Presented by Athleta. Pre-register at the link below, or register on-site. Walk-ins are welcome!

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park Lawn (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-05-22 2014-05-22 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.7535, -73.9837 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 05:13:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Bootcamp]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/22/shape-up-nyc-bootcamp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/22/shape-up-nyc-bootcamp Date: May 22, 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 2014-05-22 2014-05-22 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.6291, -74.1155 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 05:13:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Wheelchair Basketball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/22/wheelchair-basketball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/22/wheelchair-basketball Date: May 22, 2014

Compete in this challenging sport! Shoot some hoops while making new friends. All adults are welcome, including both disabled and able-bodied athletes. Recreation Center membership is required to participate.

For more information, email Deputy Center Manager Emanuel Diaz at Emanuel.Diaz@parks.nyc.gov.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 255-3705

Location: Chelsea Recreation Center

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M260 Chelsea Recreation Center 2014-05-22 2014-05-22 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.7483, -74.0022 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 05:13:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Positive Reinforcement Dog Training]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/22/summer-on-the-hudson-positive-reinforcement-dog-training http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/22/summer-on-the-hudson-positive-reinforcement-dog-training Date: May 22, 2014

Jay Andors (KPA-CTP) of NY Clicker Training and Lauren Wojcik (KPA-CTP) of Lauren’s Leash lead a six-week training seminar that will give you foundation skills for a lifetime of good dog behavior.

For the first session leave your dog at home. Pre-registration and NYC dog license required.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 408-0219

Location: Pier I (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2014-05-22 2014-05-22 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.7797, -73.9889 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 05:13:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Shakespeare: Hamlet]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/22/bryant-park-shakespeare-hamlet http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/22/bryant-park-shakespeare-hamlet Date: May 22, 2014

There's something rotten in the park and it's definitely not the trash cans. Celebrate Shakespeare's 450th birthday with his greatest play, produced by the irreverent and addictive summer troupe that creates LES' Shakespeare in the Parking Lot.

Presented by The Drilling Company. Directed by Hamilton Clancy.

Runs Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, May 15 - May 31. Show starts at 7:00 p.m.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-05-22 2014-05-22 7:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.7534, -73.9827 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 05:13:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: Harvesting Our History: The Story of Queens Botanical Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/23/art-in-the-garden-harvesting-our-history-the-story-of-queens-botanical-garden7 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/23/art-in-the-garden-harvesting-our-history-the-story-of-queens-botanical-garden7 Date: May 23, 2014

Get a sense of Queens Botanical Garden's past and how both the 1939 and 1964 New York World's Fairs influenced the Garden's development. This exhibit is created largely from the Garden's own archives with images that illustrate these important events in New York City's history.

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-05-23 2014-05-23 8:30 am 5:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 05:13:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition by Ruth Marshall: Closely Knit: A Textile Analysis of Animals]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/23/exhibition-by-ruth-marshallclosely-knit-a-textile-analysis-of-animals http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/23/exhibition-by-ruth-marshallclosely-knit-a-textile-analysis-of-animals Date: May 23, 2014

Closely Knit: A Textile Analysis of Animals by Ruth Marshall brings attention to illegal wildlife trade and species loss in a way that unites a widened audience of scientists, art enthusiasts and the general public. Her life-size, knitted textile pelts of tigers, leopards, coral snakes and Australian marsupials exemplify how artisan goods have the potential to have higher commercial value than poached skins on the black market. Her textiles reinforce the ideology that support for conservation and culture is a more sustainable, viable and lucrative endeavor than the illegal wildlife trade.

She has conducted research at the American Museum of Natural History, Melbourne Museum and the Berlin Zoo. For Closely Knit, Marshall studied Askai, Central Park Zoo’s six-year-old male snow leopard and created a new knitted work based on his distinctive coat. The exhibition is staged in the historic Arsenal building, which housed a menagerie of gifted animals on the basement level from 1859 to 1871, and was the first home of the American Museum of Natural History from 1869 to 1877 before it moved to its current home on Manhattan’s West Side.

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 2014-05-23 2014-05-23 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5351860bdbc4f.jpeg Wed, 23 Jul 2014 05:13:59 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/23/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/23/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga Date: May 23, 2014

The CityParks Seniors Fitness program offers free tennis lessons, yoga instruction, and fitness walking in 14 parks across the city. The program aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help us feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis. No matter how old we are, our bodies always benefit from physical activity. All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718)760-6999

Location: Brielle Ave. between Rockland Ave. and Wolcott Ave. (in LaTourette Park & Golf Course)

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R013 LaTourette Park & Golf Course 2014-05-23 2014-05-23 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.5911, -74.1395 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d7770760a4.jpg Wed, 23 Jul 2014 05:13:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Urban Oasis: 30 Years Painting Bronx Parks by Daniel Hauben]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/23/urban-oasis-30-years-painting-bronx-parks-daniel-hauben http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/23/urban-oasis-30-years-painting-bronx-parks-daniel-hauben Date: May 23, 2014

Well known for his urban vistas, Daniel Hauben has spent many a lovely day painting Bronx parks.

His new exhibit at the Poe Park VIsitor Center includes giclee prints on canvas and paper, as well as original oil and pastel paintings in locations such as Van Cortlandt Park, the Bronx Zoo, the New York Botanical Gardens, Wave Hill, Saint James Park, Old Fort Four Park, Pelham Bay Park, and Poe Park.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-05-23 2014-05-23 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 05:13:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Seton Falls Garlic Mustard Pull]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/23/seton-falls-garlic-mustard-pull http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/23/seton-falls-garlic-mustard-pull Date: May 23, 2014

Volunteer with Natural Areas Volunteers (NAV) at Seton Falls to help remove garlic mustard 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, long pants and clothing that can get dirty.

Please meet your NAV Technical leader at Crawford Avenue and Palmer Avenue. Space is limited. Registration is required for this event.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-3318

Location: Crawford Avenue and Palmer Avenue (in Seton Falls Park)

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X046 Seton Falls Park 2014-05-23 2014-05-23 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8851, -73.8386 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 05:13:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Yoga in the Orangerie Spring Series]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/23/yoga-in-the-orangerie-spring-series http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/23/yoga-in-the-orangerie-spring-series Date: May 23, 2014

A beginner-level class also suitable for those who want to deepen their practice in a steady, mindful approach.

Taught by certified Anusara® yoga teacher Ann Casapini in a serene, sunlit space.

Ten classes. Class size limited to 12. Registration and pre-payment required.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:15 am

Contact phone: (718) 885-1461

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2014-05-23 2014-05-23 9:00 am 10:15 am 40.8705, -73.8109 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 05:13:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/23/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/23/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: May 23, 2014

See more than 30 life-size animatronic dinosaurs, including a 40-foot long tyrannosaurus rex, on this ride through the two-acre safari at the Bronx Zoo.

Learn about the different species of dinosaurs and their habitats, discover how fossils provide insight into what life may have looked like in prehistoric times and explore how animatronics work.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-1010

Location: Bronx Zoo (in Bronx Park)

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X002 Bronx Park 2014-05-23 2014-05-23 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Wed, 23 Jul 2014 05:13:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Weird, Wild & Wonderful]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/23/weird-wild-wonderful http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/23/weird-wild-wonderful Date: May 23, 2014

In homage to the beauty of the botanical world's most bizarre flora, the New York Botanical Garden invited members of the American Society of Botanical Artists to participate in a study of the eccentric, creating works of art based on visually unusual plants chosen by the artists themselves.

View the results of their efforts, 46 captivating paintings and illustrations of exotic specimens, on display in the Ross Gallery.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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<![CDATA[English Reading For Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/23/english-reading-for-adults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/23/english-reading-for-adults Date: May 23, 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 2014-05-23 2014-05-23 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 05:13:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Sit Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/23/sit-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/23/sit-aerobics Date: May 23, 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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2014-05-23 2014-05-23 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.6735, -73.9348 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 05:13:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/23/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/23/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: May 23, 2014

Test your ping pong skills at one of two state-of-the-art tables. Bring a friend, or sign up with our park attendant, who can arrange a friendly game.

Paddles and balls provided free of charge to all skill levels.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Ping Pong Court (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-05-23 2014-05-23 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 05:13:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Chess & Backgammon]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/23/bryant-park-chess-backgammon http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/23/bryant-park-chess-backgammon Date: May 23, 2014

Game boards, including chess and backgammon, are available for a small few. Endorsed by the Marshall Chess Club.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-05-23 2014-05-23 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 05:13:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/23/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/23/bryant-park-games Date: May 23, 2014

Take a break with an eclectic selection of favorite tabletop games for free. From Scrabble and mancala to dominoes and Jenga. Visit bryantpark.org to find weekly Game Socials and Clinics for Board and Party Games, Mah Jongg, and more.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-05-23 2014-05-23 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 05:13:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Kubb]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/23/bryant-park-kubb http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/23/bryant-park-kubb Date: May 23, 2014

Learn the Scandinavian lawn game, also known as Viking Chess. To win, knock over your opponent’s blocks with wooden pins. Never played? Our attendant will teach you.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: The Green (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-05-23 2014-05-23 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 05:13:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Putting Green]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/23/bryant-park-putting-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/23/bryant-park-putting-green Date: May 23, 2014

Practice your technique, perfect your distance and speed, or bring the kids to play on the green, all free of charge. Golf balls and clubs are provided.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: The Green (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-05-23 2014-05-23 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 05:13:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/23/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/23/bryant-park-juggling Date: May 23, 2014

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-05-23 2014-05-23 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 05:13:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Pilates]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/23/shape-up-nyc-pilates http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/23/shape-up-nyc-pilates Date: May 23, 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 2014-05-23 2014-05-23 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/528134f69ac11.jpg Wed, 23 Jul 2014 05:13:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Mid-Park Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/23/central-park-tour-midpark-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/23/central-park-tour-midpark-welcome-tour Date: May 23, 2014

Explore Central Park’s central features, including the Lake and Ramble woodland, then marvel at the views from Belvedere Castle. This route involves many hills, stairs, and uneven paths.

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: 12:00 pm

End time: 12:45 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Alexander von Humboldt statue (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-05-23 2014-05-23 12:00 pm 12:45 pm 40.7794, -73.9734 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53063d734c462.jpg Wed, 23 Jul 2014 05:13:59 EDT