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 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 20:59:29 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[Shape Up NYC: Pilates]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/07/shape-up-nyc-pilates1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/07/shape-up-nyc-pilates1 Date: March 7, 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 2014-03-07 2014-03-07 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/528134f69ac11.jpg Fri, 18 Apr 2014 16:59:30 EDT
<![CDATA[Short Story Fiction/Non-Fiction Writing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/07/short-story-fictionnonfiction-writing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/07/short-story-fictionnonfiction-writing Date: March 7, 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 2014-03-07 2014-03-07 1:30 pm 3:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 16:59:30 EDT
<![CDATA[Seasonal Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/07/seasonal-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/07/seasonal-crafts Date: March 7, 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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<![CDATA[Adapted Aquatics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/07/adapted-aquatics1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/07/adapted-aquatics1 Date: March 7, 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 2014-03-07 2014-03-07 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.7151, -73.9605 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 16:59:30 EDT
<![CDATA[Adaptive Swim]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/07/adaptive-swim1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/07/adaptive-swim1 Date: March 7, 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 2014-03-07 2014-03-07 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.8128, -73.9393 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 16:59:30 EDT
<![CDATA[Adaptive Swim]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/07/adaptive-swim http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/07/adaptive-swim Date: March 7, 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 2014-03-07 2014-03-07 3:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7361, -73.9757 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 16:59:30 EDT
<![CDATA[After School Ice Skating (Registration Full)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/07/after-school-ice-skating http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/07/after-school-ice-skating Date: March 7, 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 2014-03-07 2014-03-07 4:00 pm 4:30 pm 40.7964, -73.9547 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 16:59:30 EDT
<![CDATA[Adapted Aquatics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/07/adapted-aquatics2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/07/adapted-aquatics2 Date: March 7, 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 2014-03-07 2014-03-07 4:30 pm 5:30 pm 40.8108, -73.9147 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 16:59:30 EDT
<![CDATA[Adapted Aquatics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/07/adapted-aquatics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/07/adapted-aquatics Date: March 7, 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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<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Cardio Sculpt]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/07/shape-up-nyc-cardio-sculpt http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/07/shape-up-nyc-cardio-sculpt Date: March 7, 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 2014-03-07 2014-03-07 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.6291, -74.1155 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 16:59:30 EDT
<![CDATA[Doors To The Bronx Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/08/doors-to-the-bronx-exhibition1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/08/doors-to-the-bronx-exhibition1 Date: March 8, 2014

An art exhibition comprised of paintings made by Bronx artist Danilo Peguero. This exhibition is a celebration of the Bronx's rich architectural history. The show features some of the most interesting and glamorous doors that beautify and protect the heart of the unconquerable Bronx.

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 2014-03-08 2014-03-08 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 16:59:30 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: “Get the Picture?”]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/08/art-in-the-garden-get-the-picture3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/08/art-in-the-garden-get-the-picture3 Date: March 8, 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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<![CDATA[Greenmarket at Grand Army Plaza]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/08/greenmarket-at-grand-army-plaza http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/08/greenmarket-at-grand-army-plaza Date: March 8, 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 2014-03-08 2014-03-08 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.6735, -73.9701 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52c7206a84855.jpg Fri, 18 Apr 2014 16:59:30 EDT
<![CDATA[ESL Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/08/esl-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/08/esl-class Date: March 8, 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 2014-03-08 2014-03-08 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 16:59:30 EDT
<![CDATA[Volunteer to Install Deer Browse Guards at Van Cortlandt Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/08/van-cortlandt-park-installing-deer-browse-guards http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/08/van-cortlandt-park-installing-deer-browse-guards Date: March 8, 2014

Volunteer with Natural Areas Volunteers (NAV) at Van Cortlandt Park to help protect our young trees from deer browse. Volunteers will be trained in proper fitting and installation of tree guards. These tree guards will prevent deer from rubbing and feeding on young trees. Come dressed in sturdy boots or shoes and warm clothing that can get dirty. Please meet your NAV Technical Leader at East 238th Street and Van Cortlandt Park East.

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: Van Cortlandt Park East and East 238th Street (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2014-03-08 2014-03-08 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8991, -73.8735 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 16:59:30 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Zumba]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/08/shape-up-nyc-zumba http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/08/shape-up-nyc-zumba Date: March 8, 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 2014-03-08 2014-03-08 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.6291, -74.1155 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 16:59:30 EDT
<![CDATA[Intergenerational Garden Open House]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/08/intergenerational-garden-open-house http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/08/intergenerational-garden-open-house Date: March 8, 2014

Learn more about applying to Queens Botanical Garden's Intergenerational Garden that runs from spring through fall at the season-opener open house. The Intergenerational Garden & Food Pantry Project brings gardeners of all ages and backgrounds together to grow their own vegetables, contribute to the community, and learn how to be good environmental stewards. Spearheaded by dedicated volunteers, project members tend their own garden plots and share responsibilities of managing a large section dedicated to growing crops that are donated to local food pantries.

Limited space available; first come, first served. For more information, visit http://www.queensbotanical.org/programs/IntergenerationalGarden

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-03-08 2014-03-08 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 16:59:30 EDT
<![CDATA[The Orchid Show: Key West Contemporary]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/08/the-orchid-show-key-west-contemporary http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/08/the-orchid-show-key-west-contemporary Date: March 8, 2014

Step out of the bustling city and into the Florida Keys, where the dramatic beauty of a flourishing tropical garden is amplified by vibrant architecture to recall this particular island's charm and ambience.

The Enid A. Haupt Conservatory's sprawling glasshouse galleries are transformed into a modernist Key West estate garden inspired by a garden originally designed by award-winning landscape architect Raymond Jungles for Susan Henshaw Jones, who is President of the Museum of the City of New York, and Judge Richard K. Eaton.

Immerse yourself in an effusion of orchids blooming among still, geometric reflecting pools, soaring angular pergolas, and sleek benches.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2014-03-08 2014-03-08 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 16:59:30 EDT
<![CDATA[Close: A Journey in Scotland at The New York Botanical Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/08/close-a-journey-in-scotland-at-the-new-york-botanical-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/08/close-a-journey-in-scotland-at-the-new-york-botanical-garden Date: March 8, 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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<![CDATA[Tunisian Crochet Beginners]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/08/tunisian-crochet-beginners http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/08/tunisian-crochet-beginners Date: March 8, 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 2014-03-08 2014-03-08 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 16:59:30 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/08/shape-up-nyc-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/08/shape-up-nyc-aerobics Date: March 8, 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 2014-03-08 2014-03-08 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 16:59:30 EDT
<![CDATA[Forest Restoration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/08/forest-restoration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/08/forest-restoration Date: March 8, 2014

Join the Greenbelt Natural Resource Team removing invasive plants and restoring trails in High Rock Park. Meet at the High Rock Park administration building.

To volunteer you must be age 14 and up, those under 14 must be accompanied by an adult. Gloves and tools are provided. Please bring water and a light snack with you.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 667-2165 x311

Location: 200 Nevada Avenue (in High Rock Park)

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R088 High Rock Park 2014-03-08 2014-03-08 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.5845, -74.1251 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 16:59:30 EDT
<![CDATA[Knitting & Crocheting for Intermediate and Advanced Levels]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/08/knitcrochet-intermediate-group http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/08/knitcrochet-intermediate-group Date: March 8, 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 2014-03-08 2014-03-08 10:30 am 12:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 16:59:30 EDT
<![CDATA[National Girls and Women in Sports Day in Manhattan]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/08/national-girls-and-women-in-sports-day-in-manhattan http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/08/national-girls-and-women-in-sports-day-in-manhattan Date: March 8, 2014

Join us for National Girls and Women in Sports Day, an annual event honoring female athletes! To celebrate, NYC Parks has free events in all five boroughs.

Activities in Manhattan include:

  • Fitness challenge and talks led by WNBA's New York Liberty player Kym Hampton
  • Street hockey with Columbia University Ice Hockey team
  • Wendy Hilliard Foundation's rhythmic gymnastics demo
  • Rugby with NY Women's Rugby club
  • Handball with NYC Handball
  • Wheelchair basketball
  • Ultimate frisbee
  • Kickboxing instruction
  • Volleyball clinics with Hunter College
  • Softball clinics with Columbia University Softball team
  • Double dutch with Stan's Pepper Steppers
  • Golf putting games
  • Table tennis free play
  • Computer classes

Kids registered by 11:00 a.m. will receive a free t-shirt while supplies last! Girls are welcome at this family-friendly event.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 408-0262

Location: Tony Dapolito Recreation Center

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M103 Tony Dapolito Recreation Center 2014-03-08 2014-03-08 10:30 am 3:00 pm 40.7296, -74.0054 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 16:59:30 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Zumba Toning]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/08/shape-up-nyc-zumba1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/08/shape-up-nyc-zumba1 Date: March 8, 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 2014-03-08 2014-03-08 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.6291, -74.1155 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 16:59:30 EDT
<![CDATA[Botanical Papermaking Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/08/botanical-papermaking-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/08/botanical-papermaking-workshop Date: March 8, 2014

Join Greenbelt resident artist Kathy Trimarco for a relaxing afternoon of learning the ancient art of making paper using a variety of botanical additives. Participants will make several sheets of paper and create a docorative date book cover embellished with natural materials. Pre-payment and registraition required.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2014-03-08 2014-03-08 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.5884, -74.1391 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 16:59:30 EDT
<![CDATA[Wilderness Survival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/08/wilderness-survival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/08/wilderness-survival Date: March 8, 2014

What would you do if you found yourself lost in the woods? Do you know how to build your own shelter, or start a fire without matches? What would you eat and where would you find water? Do you have what it takes to survive in the wild? Our Urban Park Rangers are skilled in the techniques of wilderness survival and emergency preparedness. On these fun, family friendly programs you will learn tips and tricks that will enhance your knowledge of the natural world, and might just save your life. Whether you are preparing for an extended journey through the woods or just want to be more prepared for any situation, a wilderness survival program is perfect for you. Wilderness survival programs feature hands-on activities in an outdoor setting.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

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

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2014-03-08 2014-03-08 11:00 am 40.7428, -73.7359 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 16:59:30 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Tavern & Its Green]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/08/central-park-tour-tavern-its-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/08/central-park-tour-tavern-its-green Date: March 8, 2014

Discover the parade ground that became the Sheep Meadow and sheepfold that became a world famous restaurant, then explore the Children’s District and the Mall with its statues and majestic stand of American Elms.

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 30 m.p.h. 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: Giuseppe Mazzini statue (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-03-08 2014-03-08 12:00 pm 1:15 pm 40.7728, -73.9768 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/530fee6feec9f.jpg Fri, 18 Apr 2014 16:59:30 EDT
<![CDATA[Introduction to Bird Watching]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/08/introduction-to-bird-watching http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/08/introduction-to-bird-watching Date: March 8, 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 2014-03-08 2014-03-08 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/528136ab90698.jpg Fri, 18 Apr 2014 16:59:30 EDT
<![CDATA[Citizenship Classes for Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/08/citizenship-classes-for-adults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/08/citizenship-classes-for-adults Date: March 8, 2014

In this class, students will review sample citizenship questions as well as practice English comprehension, pronunciation, and listening skills.

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-03-08 2014-03-08 12:30 pm 1:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 16:59:30 EDT
<![CDATA[Fitness Bootcamp]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/08/fitness-bootcamp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/08/fitness-bootcamp Date: March 8, 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 2014-03-08 2014-03-08 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.7404, -73.7339 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 16:59:30 EDT
<![CDATA[Book Making Workshop with Yarisa Colon]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/08/book-making-workshop-with-yarisa-colon-all-ages http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/08/book-making-workshop-with-yarisa-colon-all-ages Date: March 8, 2014

Learn to design and create a pocket-sized book using recycled materials. Techniques will include collage, drawing and the use of unique embellishments.

No prior book-making experience is required. All supplies will be provided, but please call the center to register, since space is limited.

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 2014-03-08 2014-03-08 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 16:59:30 EDT
<![CDATA[Exploring the Water Cycle]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/08/exploring-the-water-cycle http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/08/exploring-the-water-cycle Date: March 8, 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. Our climate programs explore topics like climate change, global warming and concepts of sustainability. On our weather programs, we will delve deeply into everyday weather events including lightning and thunder, clouds and the water cycle, and hurricanes and extreme storms.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-03-08 2014-03-08 1:00 pm 40.7971, -73.9515 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 16:59:30 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Photography: Winter Wildlife]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/08/nature-photography-winter-wildlife http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/08/nature-photography-winter-wildlife Date: March 8, 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) 319-7258

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2014-03-08 2014-03-08 1:00 pm 40.8516, -73.8266 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 16:59:30 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Dance and Fitness Infusion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/08/shape-up-nyc-dance-fitness-infusion http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/08/shape-up-nyc-dance-fitness-infusion Date: March 8, 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 2014-03-08 2014-03-08 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.6291, -74.1155 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 16:59:30 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids Enjoy Exercise Now (KEEN)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/08/kids-enjoy-exercise-now-keen http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/08/kids-enjoy-exercise-now-keen Date: March 8, 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 2014-03-08 2014-03-08 1:00 pm 3:45 pm 40.7565, -73.9651 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 16:59:30 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Mid-Park Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/08/central-park-tour-midpark-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/08/central-park-tour-midpark-welcome-tour Date: March 8, 2014

Explore the park’s central features, including the Lake and Ramble woodland, then marvel at the views from Belvedere Castle. The 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: 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 2014-03-08 2014-03-08 2:00 pm 2:45 pm 40.7794, -73.9734 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53063d734c462.jpg Fri, 18 Apr 2014 16:59:30 EDT
<![CDATA[Adaptive Sports Fest]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/08/adaptive-sports-fest http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/08/adaptive-sports-fest Date: March 8, 2014

Play and learn what recreation centers have to offer! Try indoor wheelchair soccer, wheelchair basketball, wheelchair power soccer, handcycling, and field games like javelin and discus!

This event is free and open to members of the public of all abilities. A limited supply of wheelchairs is provided for all to play!

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 353-7853

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

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2014-03-08 2014-03-08 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8344 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5304df67be9b9.jpg Fri, 18 Apr 2014 16:59:30 EDT
<![CDATA[Tavern Concerts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/08/tavern-concerts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/08/tavern-concerts Date: March 8, 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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2014-03-08 2014-03-08 6:00 pm 40.5698, -74.1448 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 16:59:30 EDT
<![CDATA[The Night Sky]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/08/the-night-sky http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/08/the-night-sky Date: March 8, 2014

Our Urban Park Rangers will be your guides to the solar system, discussing the science, history, and folklore of the universe. Fall and winter are the best times to observe meteor showers, the phases of the moon, and many planets of the Milky Way. Night Sky programs highlight the history and folklore of the solar system, using the naked eye to locate stars and planets.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Salt Marsh Nature Center (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2014-03-08 2014-03-08 7:00 pm 40.6047, -73.9298 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 16:59:30 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: “Get the Picture?”]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/09/art-in-the-garden-get-the-picture3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/09/art-in-the-garden-get-the-picture3 Date: March 9, 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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2014-03-09 2014-03-09 8:00 am 4:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 16:59:30 EDT
<![CDATA[The Orchid Show: Key West Contemporary]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/09/the-orchid-show-key-west-contemporary http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/09/the-orchid-show-key-west-contemporary Date: March 9, 2014

Step out of the bustling city and into the Florida Keys, where the dramatic beauty of a flourishing tropical garden is amplified by vibrant architecture to recall this particular island's charm and ambience.

The Enid A. Haupt Conservatory's sprawling glasshouse galleries are transformed into a modernist Key West estate garden inspired by a garden originally designed by award-winning landscape architect Raymond Jungles for Susan Henshaw Jones, who is President of the Museum of the City of New York, and Judge Richard K. Eaton.

Immerse yourself in an effusion of orchids blooming among still, geometric reflecting pools, soaring angular pergolas, and sleek benches.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2014-03-09 2014-03-09 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 16:59:30 EDT
<![CDATA[Close: A Journey in Scotland at The New York Botanical Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/09/close-a-journey-in-scotland-at-the-new-york-botanical-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/09/close-a-journey-in-scotland-at-the-new-york-botanical-garden Date: March 9, 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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2014-03-09 2014-03-09 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 16:59:30 EDT
<![CDATA[Pretty Princess Tea Party]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/09/pretty-princess-tea-party http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/09/pretty-princess-tea-party Date: March 9, 2014

Join us for a proper sit-down tea party filled with princess fun. We will be serving tea, dainty sandwiches, fancy desserts, and more. Learn princess manners plus how to walk and talk like a princess. There will be sparkle make-up, storytelling, and a craft. Please come dressed in your best princess costume.

A certificate will be presented to each child making them an honorary princess at the end of the party.

For aspiring princesses ages 3-5.

For more information please call (718) 667-3545.

Space is limited! Please RSVP by March 1.

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 667-3545

Location: Greenbelt Recreation Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2014-03-09 2014-03-09 11:30 am 1:30 pm 40.5926, -74.1358 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 16:59:30 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/09/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/09/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour Date: March 9, 2014

Travel from Grand Army Plaza, past the Pond and Gapstow Bridge, and stop at the Dairy on this trip through the southern Central Park highlights. The route involves moderate inclines and some 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: 12:45 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

Location: William Tecumseh Sherman Statue (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-03-09 2014-03-09 12:00 pm 12:45 pm 40.7646, -73.9731 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53063cd04714f.jpg Fri, 18 Apr 2014 16:59:30 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Crafts: Make Your Own Backyard Bird Feeder]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/09/nature-crafts-make-your-own-backyard-bird-feeder http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/09/nature-crafts-make-your-own-backyard-bird-feeder Date: March 9, 2014

Birding with youth is the perfect way to use our senses and learn more about our natural environment right here in the city! What better time to learn about wildlife and bird migration than at the fist sign of spring! Join environmental educator Robin Sanchez for a fun indoor kids program to learn about the many native birds species while making recycled bird feeders and nesting bags in preparation for spring. Kids can then take their crafts home to discover and observe wildlife right out their own back window! Please bring an empty milk or juice carton from home (extra cartons will be available).
Suitable for ages 5-10. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
This program has been made possible with support from the Greenacre Foundation and Fort Tryon Park Trust.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Payson Education Center (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2014-03-09 2014-03-09 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.8672, -73.9289 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 16:59:30 EDT
<![CDATA[Learn Orienteering]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/09/orienteering http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/09/orienteering Date: March 9, 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 this program, learn how to navigate using a map and compass. We recommend wearing comfortable shoes or boots, and packing water and a light snack.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 846-2731

Location: Bayswater Park

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Q007 Bayswater Park 2014-03-09 2014-03-09 1:00 pm 40.5974, -73.768 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 16:59:30 EDT
<![CDATA[Prospect Park Fitness Hike]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/09/prospect-park-fitness-hike-vigorous http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/09/prospect-park-fitness-hike-vigorous Date: March 9, 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 vigorous fitness hike burn off the winter fat while enjoying Brooklyn's flagship park. We recommend wearing comfortable shoes or boots, and packing water and a light snack.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-03-09 2014-03-09 1:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 16:59:30 EDT
<![CDATA[Historic New York: Estates of Pelham Bay]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/09/historic-new-york-estates-of-pelham-bay http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/09/historic-new-york-estates-of-pelham-bay Date: March 9, 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 grand estates that once occupied the land that is now Pelham Bay Park; the largest park in New York City.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 319-7258

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2014-03-09 2014-03-09 1:00 pm 40.8516, -73.8266 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 16:59:30 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Belvedere's Kingdom]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/09/central-park-tour-belvederes-kingdom http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/09/central-park-tour-belvederes-kingdom Date: March 9, 2014

Take a walk around the landscapes dominated by historic Belvedere Castle, situated high on Vista Rock. In celebration of the Conservancy's upcoming work to restore the Obelisk and the exhibit, Cleopatra's Needle, currently on display at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, special tours will take place on April 4, 5, and 6 which will highlight the monument commonly known as Cleopatra's Needle. 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 the Central Park Conservancy 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: Belvedere Castle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-03-09 2014-03-09 2:00 pm 3:15 pm 40.7793, -73.9691 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/530fef2612e4a.jpg Fri, 18 Apr 2014 16:59:30 EDT
<![CDATA[The Night Sky]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/09/the-night-sky http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/09/the-night-sky Date: March 9, 2014

Our Urban Park Rangers will be your guides to the solar system, discussing the science, history, and folklore of the universe. Fall and winter are the best times to observe meteor showers, the phases of the moon, and many planets of the Milky Way. Night Sky programs highlight the history and folklore of the solar system, using the naked eye to locate stars and planets.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Belvedere Castle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-03-09 2014-03-09 7:00 pm 40.7793, -73.9691 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 16:59:30 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: “Get the Picture?”]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/10/art-in-the-garden-get-the-picture3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/10/art-in-the-garden-get-the-picture3 Date: March 10, 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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2014-03-10 2014-03-10 8:00 am 4:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 16:59:30 EDT
<![CDATA[Arsenal Gallery Exhibition: STRATA]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/10/strata http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/10/strata Date: March 10, 2014

NYC Parks is pleased to present STRATA, an exhibition of prints, ceramics and collages by Marie Lorenz, Katy Fischer and Max Warsh. The artists in STRATA collect and arrange found or invented artifacts from the urban environment, including river flotsam, ceramic shards, and architectural details, through various modes of discovery. They use their collections as source material for multilayered, abstract compositions that reframe our familiar surroundings and challenge the division between man-made and organic in favor of a more seamless view of the material world. STRATA is on view in the Arsenal Gallery now through April 24, 2014.

Marie Lorenz creates large scale, collograph prints from objects she collects on her excursions through New York City’s waterways. In this new series of prints, Lorenz engages with the mysterious paths the objects have traveled by repeatedly printing the elements in ornate circular patterns, which evoke both tidal vortexes and folk art medallions.

Katy Fischer’s ceramic sculpture is reminiscent of archeological discoveries. She is inspired by the way ancient artifacts become evocatively abstract shapes once they are broken, weathered and displaced, not unlike the bits of debris deposited around the city. The shard-like fragments read as both found and made, broken and whole, abstract and representational and suggest intriguing connections and possible histories.

On his walks around the city, Max Warsh photographs architectural facades, which are used as source material for his work. For these new pieces, Warsh photographed buildings in the neighborhood that surrounds the Arsenal. He then reconfigures these found textures, grooved surfaces and cast ornamental details in his studio through cutting, painting and collage to arrive at compositions that reinvigorate our engagement with the visual language of the urban landscape.

In the work of all three artists, the fragment points to a larger more complete whole and a sense that a sum of the parts does or could exist. However each artist works to evade the reveal: we never see the whole building, the actual found object, or the unbroken pot. Rather, these fragmented compositions convey the way memory is an amalgamated fiction rather than a knowable fact.

In conjunction with STRATA , Audra Wolowiec will present the sound installation Weather Language on April 14, 2014, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the Arsenal. The sound piece will be composed of a mixture of found sounds and vocal interventions that are sensitive to both the Arsenal site and the city at large. Wolowiecs’ voice will overlap with the voices of strangers she encountered while walking through the city, creating a sound environment that is as subtle and ambiguous as the weather.

The Arsenal Gallery is dedicated to examining themes of nature, urban space, wildlife, New York City parks and park history. It is located on the third floor of the Parks Department Headquarters, in Central Park, on Fifth Avenue at 64th Street. Gallery hours are Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Admission is free. For more information on the Arsenal Gallery, please call 212-360-8163.

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 2014-03-10 2014-03-10 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52fd2ae9dd9fd.jpg Fri, 18 Apr 2014 16:59:30 EDT
<![CDATA[Rockaway Community Park Coastal Clean-up]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/10/rockaway-community-park-coastal-cleanup http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/10/rockaway-community-park-coastal-cleanup Date: March 10, 2014

Volunteer with Natural Areas Volunteers (NAV) at Rockaway Community Park to help remove debris from the shoreline. This work will help protect the natural habitat of Jamaica Bay. Come dressed in sturdy boots or shoes and warm clothing that can get dirty. Please meet your NAV Technical Leader at the corner of Almeda Avenue and Beach 58th Street.

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: Almeda Avenue & Beach 58th St. (in Rockaway Community Park)

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Q371 Rockaway Community Park 2014-03-10 2014-03-10 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.5973, -73.7884 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 16:59:30 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Chair Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/10/shape-up-nyc-chair-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/10/shape-up-nyc-chair-aerobics Date: March 10, 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 2014-03-10 2014-03-10 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.8108, -73.9147 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 16:59:30 EDT
<![CDATA[The Orchid Show: Key West Contemporary]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/10/the-orchid-show-key-west-contemporary http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/10/the-orchid-show-key-west-contemporary Date: March 10, 2014

Step out of the bustling city and into the Florida Keys, where the dramatic beauty of a flourishing tropical garden is amplified by vibrant architecture to recall this particular island's charm and ambience.

The Enid A. Haupt Conservatory's sprawling glasshouse galleries are transformed into a modernist Key West estate garden inspired by a garden originally designed by award-winning landscape architect Raymond Jungles for Susan Henshaw Jones, who is President of the Museum of the City of New York, and Judge Richard K. Eaton.

Immerse yourself in an effusion of orchids blooming among still, geometric reflecting pools, soaring angular pergolas, and sleek benches.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2014-03-10 2014-03-10 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 16:59:30 EDT
<![CDATA[Chair/Sit Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/10/chairsit-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/10/chairsit-aerobics Date: March 10, 2014

Get a full cardio workout without using machines! Great for those with limited mobility or those in wheelchairs.

Recreation Center membership is required to participate.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 353-7853

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

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2014-03-10 2014-03-10 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7515, -73.8344 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 16:59:30 EDT
<![CDATA[Harriet Tubman Day Of Commemoration Wreath Laying Ceremony]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/10/harriet-tubman-day-of-commemoration-wreath-laying-ceremony http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/10/harriet-tubman-day-of-commemoration-wreath-laying-ceremony Date: March 10, 2014

On March 10, 1913, Harriet Tubman died of pneumonia at her Homestead in Auburn, New York; it is believed she was born in 1820 or 1821. She was buried with military honors at Fort Hill Cemetery, Auburn, New York. On August 26, 2003, through the tireless efforts of BWLC, then Governor Pataki signed legislation for the Harriet Tubman Day of Commemoration to be celebrated every March 10 in New York State.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Harriet Tubman Memorial

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2014-03-10 2014-03-10 10:00 am 40.8078, -73.9529 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 16:59:30 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/10/shape-up-nyc-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/10/shape-up-nyc-aerobics Date: March 10, 2014

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 2014-03-10 2014-03-10 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.6291, -74.1155 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 16:59:30 EDT
<![CDATA[Chair Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/10/chair-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/10/chair-yoga Date: March 10, 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 2014-03-10 2014-03-10 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7361, -73.9757 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 16:59:30 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Chair Toning]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/10/shape-up-nyc-chair-toning http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/10/shape-up-nyc-chair-toning Date: March 10, 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 2014-03-10 2014-03-10 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.8108, -73.9147 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 16:59:30 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Tax Preparation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/10/free-tax-preparation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/10/free-tax-preparation Date: March 10, 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 2014-03-10 2014-03-10 10:30 am 2:30 pm 40.8406, -73.8428 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 16:59:30 EDT
<![CDATA[Senior Sit and Get Fit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/10/senior-sit-and-get-fit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/10/senior-sit-and-get-fit Date: March 10, 2014

Seniors, get low impact exercise in this aerobics class done seated. Persons with disabilties are welcome. Recreation Center membership is required.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 255-3705

Location: Chelsea Recreation Center

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M260 Chelsea Recreation Center 2014-03-10 2014-03-10 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7483, -74.0022 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 16:59:30 EDT
<![CDATA[Monday Movement]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/10/monday-movement http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/10/monday-movement Date: March 10, 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 2014-03-10 2014-03-10 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.6566, -73.902 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 16:59:30 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: The Ramble]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/10/central-park-tour-the-ramble http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/10/central-park-tour-the-ramble Date: March 10, 2014

Pass over streams and under arches on a maze of pathways in this secluded, 38-acre woodland on this route, which involves many hills and 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) 772-0288

Location: Belvedere Castle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-03-10 2014-03-10 12:00 pm 1:15 pm 40.7793, -73.9691 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/530feb06b56e8.jpg Fri, 18 Apr 2014 16:59:30 EDT
<![CDATA[National Girls and Women in Sports Day in Staten Island]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/10/national-girls-and-women-in-sports-day-in-staten-island http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/10/national-girls-and-women-in-sports-day-in-staten-island Date: March 10, 2014

Join us for National Girls and Women in Sports Day, an annual event honoring female athletes! To celebrate, NYC Parks has free events in all five boroughs.

Activities in Staten Island include:

  • Fitness challenge and talks led by WNBA's New York Liberty player Kym Hampton
  • Basketball clinics
  • Fitness classes
  • Hockey clinics
  • Guest speaker, College of Staten Island Dolphin's Ednita Lorenzo
  • Giveaways

Dress warmly! The event will be held outside. Kids registered by 3:30 p.m. will receive a free t-shirt while supplies last!

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 667-3545

Location: P.S. 018 John G. Whittier

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2014-03-10 2014-03-10 3:00 pm 5:30 pm 40.637, -74.1176 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 16:59:30 EDT
<![CDATA[Grow to Learn/GreenThumb School Garden Seed Giveaway]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/10/grow-to-learngreenthumb-school-garden-seed-giveaway http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/10/grow-to-learngreenthumb-school-garden-seed-giveaway Date: March 10, 2014

Grow to Learn registered schools only will be able to receive 10-12 packets of vegetable, herb, and flower seeds. First come, first served, while supplies last.

RSVP is required for this event.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 788-8073

Location: GreenThumb Office

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2014-03-10 2014-03-10 4:00 pm 6:30 pm 40.7138, -74.0054 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 16:59:30 EDT
<![CDATA[Beginner Hockey Clinic (Registration Full)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/10/beginner-hockey-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/10/beginner-hockey-clinic Date: March 10, 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 2014-03-10 2014-03-10 4:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.7964, -73.9547 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 16:59:30 EDT
<![CDATA[Master Composter Certificate Course with the NYC Compost Project]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/10/master-composter-certificate-course-with-the-nyc-compost-project-hosted-by-queens-botanical-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/10/master-composter-certificate-course-with-the-nyc-compost-project-hosted-by-queens-botanical-garden Date: March 10, 2014

The Master Composter Certificate Course is a wonderful way to become more involved in the composting community in Queens and to share your love for composting with others! You will gain a deeper understanding of composting in NYC and support in creating a compost-related project of your design. Master composters play a vital role in educating New Yorkers about the joys of composting in the city.

To apply, use the online application at: http://www.nyc.gov/html/nycwasteless/html/compost/compostproj.shtml.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: February 7, 2014.

Learn more about becoming a Master Composter: http://www.queensbotanical.org/Education/compost/master_composter

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 539-5296

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-03-10 2014-03-10 6:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 16:59:30 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Kettlebell, Core and Conditioning]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/10/shape-up-nyc-kettlebell-core-and-conditioning http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/10/shape-up-nyc-kettlebell-core-and-conditioning Date: March 10, 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 2014-03-10 2014-03-10 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.6291, -74.1155 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 16:59:30 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC's Couch to 5K: Group Run]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/10/shape-up-nycs-couch-to-5k-group-run http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/10/shape-up-nycs-couch-to-5k-group-run Date: March 10, 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 2014-03-10 2014-03-10 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.6643, -73.9639 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52d4140b7303f.jpg Fri, 18 Apr 2014 16:59:30 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Body Blast]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/10/shape-up-nyc-body-blast http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/10/shape-up-nyc-body-blast Date: March 10, 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 2014-03-10 2014-03-10 7:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.6291, -74.1155 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 16:59:30 EDT
<![CDATA[Beginners Tunisian Crochet]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/11/tunisian-crochet-beginners http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/11/tunisian-crochet-beginners Date: March 11, 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 2014-03-11 2014-03-11 1:30 am 2:30 am 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 16:59:30 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/11/my-morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/11/my-morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: March 11, 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 2014-03-11 2014-03-11 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.8606, -73.9338 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 16:59:30 EDT
<![CDATA[Doors To The Bronx Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/11/doors-to-the-bronx-exhibition1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/11/doors-to-the-bronx-exhibition1 Date: March 11, 2014

An art exhibition comprised of paintings made by Bronx artist Danilo Peguero. This exhibition is a celebration of the Bronx's rich architectural history. The show features some of the most interesting and glamorous doors that beautify and protect the heart of the unconquerable Bronx.

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 2014-03-11 2014-03-11 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 16:59:30 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: “Get the Picture?”]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/11/art-in-the-garden-get-the-picture3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/11/art-in-the-garden-get-the-picture3 Date: March 11, 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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2014-03-11 2014-03-11 8:00 am 4:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 16:59:30 EDT
<![CDATA[Arsenal Gallery Exhibition: STRATA]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/11/strata http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/11/strata Date: March 11, 2014

NYC Parks is pleased to present STRATA, an exhibition of prints, ceramics and collages by Marie Lorenz, Katy Fischer and Max Warsh. The artists in STRATA collect and arrange found or invented artifacts from the urban environment, including river flotsam, ceramic shards, and architectural details, through various modes of discovery. They use their collections as source material for multilayered, abstract compositions that reframe our familiar surroundings and challenge the division between man-made and organic in favor of a more seamless view of the material world. STRATA is on view in the Arsenal Gallery now through April 24, 2014.

Marie Lorenz creates large scale, collograph prints from objects she collects on her excursions through New York City’s waterways. In this new series of prints, Lorenz engages with the mysterious paths the objects have traveled by repeatedly printing the elements in ornate circular patterns, which evoke both tidal vortexes and folk art medallions.

Katy Fischer’s ceramic sculpture is reminiscent of archeological discoveries. She is inspired by the way ancient artifacts become evocatively abstract shapes once they are broken, weathered and displaced, not unlike the bits of debris deposited around the city. The shard-like fragments read as both found and made, broken and whole, abstract and representational and suggest intriguing connections and possible histories.

On his walks around the city, Max Warsh photographs architectural facades, which are used as source material for his work. For these new pieces, Warsh photographed buildings in the neighborhood that surrounds the Arsenal. He then reconfigures these found textures, grooved surfaces and cast ornamental details in his studio through cutting, painting and collage to arrive at compositions that reinvigorate our engagement with the visual language of the urban landscape.

In the work of all three artists, the fragment points to a larger more complete whole and a sense that a sum of the parts does or could exist. However each artist works to evade the reveal: we never see the whole building, the actual found object, or the unbroken pot. Rather, these fragmented compositions convey the way memory is an amalgamated fiction rather than a knowable fact.

In conjunction with STRATA , Audra Wolowiec will present the sound installation Weather Language on April 14, 2014, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the Arsenal. The sound piece will be composed of a mixture of found sounds and vocal interventions that are sensitive to both the Arsenal site and the city at large. Wolowiecs’ voice will overlap with the voices of strangers she encountered while walking through the city, creating a sound environment that is as subtle and ambiguous as the weather.

The Arsenal Gallery is dedicated to examining themes of nature, urban space, wildlife, New York City parks and park history. It is located on the third floor of the Parks Department Headquarters, in Central Park, on Fifth Avenue at 64th Street. Gallery hours are Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Admission is free. For more information on the Arsenal Gallery, please call 212-360-8163.

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 2014-03-11 2014-03-11 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52fd2ae9dd9fd.jpg Fri, 18 Apr 2014 16:59:30 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Zumba]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/11/shape-up-nyc-zumba http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/11/shape-up-nyc-zumba Date: March 11, 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 2014-03-11 2014-03-11 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.6291, -74.1155 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 16:59:30 EDT
<![CDATA[The Orchid Show: Key West Contemporary]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/11/the-orchid-show-key-west-contemporary http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/11/the-orchid-show-key-west-contemporary Date: March 11, 2014

Step out of the bustling city and into the Florida Keys, where the dramatic beauty of a flourishing tropical garden is amplified by vibrant architecture to recall this particular island's charm and ambience.

The Enid A. Haupt Conservatory's sprawling glasshouse galleries are transformed into a modernist Key West estate garden inspired by a garden originally designed by award-winning landscape architect Raymond Jungles for Susan Henshaw Jones, who is President of the Museum of the City of New York, and Judge Richard K. Eaton.

Immerse yourself in an effusion of orchids blooming among still, geometric reflecting pools, soaring angular pergolas, and sleek benches.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2014-03-11 2014-03-11 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 16:59:30 EDT
<![CDATA[Close: A Journey in Scotland at The New York Botanical Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/11/close-a-journey-in-scotland-at-the-new-york-botanical-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/11/close-a-journey-in-scotland-at-the-new-york-botanical-garden Date: March 11, 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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2014-03-11 2014-03-11 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 16:59:30 EDT
<![CDATA[Art for Us Adaptive Art Program]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/11/art-for-us-adaptive-art-program http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/11/art-for-us-adaptive-art-program Date: March 11, 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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2014-03-11 2014-03-11 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7202, -73.951 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 16:59:30 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Zumba Toning]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/11/shape-up-nyc-zumba1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/11/shape-up-nyc-zumba1 Date: March 11, 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 2014-03-11 2014-03-11 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.6291, -74.1155 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 16:59:30 EDT
<![CDATA[Chair Fitness with Weights]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/11/chair-fitness-with-weights http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/11/chair-fitness-with-weights Date: March 11, 2014

With the addition of weights, 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 2014-03-11 2014-03-11 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7296, -74.0054 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 16:59:30 EDT
<![CDATA[Abs Workout]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/11/abs-work-out http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/11/abs-work-out Date: March 11, 2014

Exercise workout focusing on abs, especially strength training your core

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-03-11 2014-03-11 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 16:59:30 EDT
<![CDATA[Adult Adaptive Sports]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/11/adult-adaptive-sports http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/11/adult-adaptive-sports Date: March 11, 2014

A selection of adaptive sports clinics. An excellent opportunity for adults and seniors with disabilities to play and learn modified sports.

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 397-3159

Location: Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center

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M063 Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center 2014-03-11 2014-03-11 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.7715, -73.9885 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 16:59:30 EDT
<![CDATA[Meditation Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/11/meditation-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/11/meditation-class Date: March 11, 2014

Join us and learn some basic hatha yoga techniques to initiate relaxation. Learn how to influence changes within our physical and emotional responses to stress. Focus will be on breathing, sound, and mindfulness.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 1:45 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-03-11 2014-03-11 1:00 pm 1:45 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 16:59:30 EDT
<![CDATA[Knitting & Crocheting for Intermediate and Advanced Levels]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/11/knitcroxchet-intermediate-group http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/11/knitcroxchet-intermediate-group Date: March 11, 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: 2:30 pm

End time: 3:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-03-11 2014-03-11 2:30 pm 3:30 am 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 16:59:30 EDT
<![CDATA[Urban Cemeteries as Historic Landscapes : Design, Topography, Geology, and Stewardship]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/11/urban-cemeteries-as-historic-landscapes-part-2-design-topography-geology-and-stewardship2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/11/urban-cemeteries-as-historic-landscapes-part-2-design-topography-geology-and-stewardship2 Date: March 11, 2014

Sidney Horenstein will give a lecture on urban cemeteries, both private and public, and with a view towards giving listeners a greater understanding and appreciation of these evocative landscapes in our urban setting.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8240

Location: The Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-03-11 2014-03-11 6:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.7676, -73.9713 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 16:59:30 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Cardio Sculpt]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/11/shape-up-nyc-cardio-sculpt1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/11/shape-up-nyc-cardio-sculpt1 Date: March 11, 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 2014-03-11 2014-03-11 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.6291, -74.1155 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 16:59:30 EDT
<![CDATA[Wheelchair Basketball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/11/wheelchair-basketball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/11/wheelchair-basketball Date: March 11, 2014

Join the Brooklyn Nets wheelchair basketball team for a practice in the gymnasium!

Recreation Center membership is required to participate.

Start time: 7:45 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 353-7853

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

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2014-03-11 2014-03-11 7:45 pm 9:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8344 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 16:59:30 EDT
<![CDATA[Doors To The Bronx Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/12/doors-to-the-bronx-exhibition1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/12/doors-to-the-bronx-exhibition1 Date: March 12, 2014

An art exhibition comprised of paintings made by Bronx artist Danilo Peguero. This exhibition is a celebration of the Bronx's rich architectural history. The show features some of the most interesting and glamorous doors that beautify and protect the heart of the unconquerable Bronx.

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 2014-03-12 2014-03-12 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 16:59:30 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: “Get the Picture?”]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/12/art-in-the-garden-get-the-picture3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/12/art-in-the-garden-get-the-picture3 Date: March 12, 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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2014-03-12 2014-03-12 8:00 am 4:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 16:59:30 EDT
<![CDATA[Arsenal Gallery Exhibition: STRATA]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/12/strata http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/12/strata Date: March 12, 2014

NYC Parks is pleased to present STRATA, an exhibition of prints, ceramics and collages by Marie Lorenz, Katy Fischer and Max Warsh. The artists in STRATA collect and arrange found or invented artifacts from the urban environment, including river flotsam, ceramic shards, and architectural details, through various modes of discovery. They use their collections as source material for multilayered, abstract compositions that reframe our familiar surroundings and challenge the division between man-made and organic in favor of a more seamless view of the material world. STRATA is on view in the Arsenal Gallery now through April 24, 2014.

Marie Lorenz creates large scale, collograph prints from objects she collects on her excursions through New York City’s waterways. In this new series of prints, Lorenz engages with the mysterious paths the objects have traveled by repeatedly printing the elements in ornate circular patterns, which evoke both tidal vortexes and folk art medallions.

Katy Fischer’s ceramic sculpture is reminiscent of archeological discoveries. She is inspired by the way ancient artifacts become evocatively abstract shapes once they are broken, weathered and displaced, not unlike the bits of debris deposited around the city. The shard-like fragments read as both found and made, broken and whole, abstract and representational and suggest intriguing connections and possible histories.

On his walks around the city, Max Warsh photographs architectural facades, which are used as source material for his work. For these new pieces, Warsh photographed buildings in the neighborhood that surrounds the Arsenal. He then reconfigures these found textures, grooved surfaces and cast ornamental details in his studio through cutting, painting and collage to arrive at compositions that reinvigorate our engagement with the visual language of the urban landscape.

In the work of all three artists, the fragment points to a larger more complete whole and a sense that a sum of the parts does or could exist. However each artist works to evade the reveal: we never see the whole building, the actual found object, or the unbroken pot. Rather, these fragmented compositions convey the way memory is an amalgamated fiction rather than a knowable fact.

In conjunction with STRATA , Audra Wolowiec will present the sound installation Weather Language on April 14, 2014, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the Arsenal. The sound piece will be composed of a mixture of found sounds and vocal interventions that are sensitive to both the Arsenal site and the city at large. Wolowiecs’ voice will overlap with the voices of strangers she encountered while walking through the city, creating a sound environment that is as subtle and ambiguous as the weather.

The Arsenal Gallery is dedicated to examining themes of nature, urban space, wildlife, New York City parks and park history. It is located on the third floor of the Parks Department Headquarters, in Central Park, on Fifth Avenue at 64th Street. Gallery hours are Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Admission is free. For more information on the Arsenal Gallery, please call 212-360-8163.

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 2014-03-12 2014-03-12 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52fd2ae9dd9fd.jpg Fri, 18 Apr 2014 16:59:30 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Chair Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/12/shape-up-nyc-chair-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/12/shape-up-nyc-chair-aerobics Date: March 12, 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 2014-03-12 2014-03-12 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.8108, -73.9147 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 16:59:30 EDT
<![CDATA[The Orchid Show: Key West Contemporary]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/12/the-orchid-show-key-west-contemporary http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/12/the-orchid-show-key-west-contemporary Date: March 12, 2014

Step out of the bustling city and into the Florida Keys, where the dramatic beauty of a flourishing tropical garden is amplified by vibrant architecture to recall this particular island's charm and ambience.

The Enid A. Haupt Conservatory's sprawling glasshouse galleries are transformed into a modernist Key West estate garden inspired by a garden originally designed by award-winning landscape architect Raymond Jungles for Susan Henshaw Jones, who is President of the Museum of the City of New York, and Judge Richard K. Eaton.

Immerse yourself in an effusion of orchids blooming among still, geometric reflecting pools, soaring angular pergolas, and sleek benches.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2014-03-12 2014-03-12 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 16:59:30 EDT
<![CDATA[Chair/Sit Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/12/chairsit-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/12/chairsit-aerobics Date: March 12, 2014

Get a full cardio workout without using machines! Great for those with limited mobility or those in wheelchairs.

Recreation Center membership is required to participate.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 353-7853

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

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2014-03-12 2014-03-12 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7515, -73.8344 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 16:59:30 EDT
<![CDATA[Close: A Journey in Scotland at The New York Botanical Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/12/close-a-journey-in-scotland-at-the-new-york-botanical-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/12/close-a-journey-in-scotland-at-the-new-york-botanical-garden Date: March 12, 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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2014-03-12 2014-03-12 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 16:59:30 EDT
<![CDATA[Sit Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/12/sit-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/12/sit-aerobics Date: March 12, 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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2014-03-12 2014-03-12 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.6735, -73.9348 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 16:59:30 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Chair Toning]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/12/shape-up-nyc-chair-toning http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/12/shape-up-nyc-chair-toning Date: March 12, 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 2014-03-12 2014-03-12 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.8108, -73.9147 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 16:59:30 EDT
<![CDATA[Chair Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/12/chair-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/12/chair-aerobics Date: March 12, 2014

A seated exercise class that raises the heart rate and improves balance, with minimal impact on joints. Recreation Center membership is required.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 397-3159

Location: Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center

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M063 Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center 2014-03-12 2014-03-12 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7715, -73.9885 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 16:59:30 EDT