NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2015 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://www.nycgovparks.org/sub_things_to_do/upcoming_events/events_search.php NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Wed, 08 Jul 2015 03:14:02 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[Van Cortlandt Track Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/25/van-cortlandt-track-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/25/van-cortlandt-track-club Date: April 25, 2015

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

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Van Cortlandt Stadium (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2015-04-25 2015-04-25 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.888, -73.8968 Wed, 06 May 2015 12:02:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Volunteer Event: High Rock Challenge Race]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/25/volunteer-event-high-rock-challenge-race http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/25/volunteer-event-high-rock-challenge-race Date: April 25, 2015

Volunteers are needed to assist with refreshments, direct runners with challenges, and assist at the water stations.

To volunteer, you must be age 14 years old and up. Children under 14 years old must be accompanied by adult. If you are interested in volunteering, please RSVP at (718) 667-2165 ext. 311 or at Jeanne.Paliswiat@parks.nyc.gov.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

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

Location: 200 Nevada Avenue (in High Rock Park)

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R088 High Rock Park 2015-04-25 2015-04-25 8:00 am 3:00 pm 40.5845, -74.1251 Thu, 05 Mar 2015 18:00:07 EST
<![CDATA[Master Story Tellers Exhbition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/25/master-story-tellers-exhbition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/25/master-story-tellers-exhbition Date: April 25, 2015

Classic tales from Hans Christian Andersen, the Brothers Grimm, Edgar Allan Poe, and master story tellers, inspire nineteen children's book artists who create illustrations for children age three through teens in this exhibit. The show will include events for children and adults. "These are the classic stories you grew up with as a child interpreted for a contemporaty audience," said Donna Miskend, the exhibit curator.

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 2015-04-25 2015-04-25 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551303695a60c.jpg Wed, 25 Mar 2015 17:00:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: Nature & Science in Dialogue]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/25/art-in-the-garden-nature-science-in-dialogue http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/25/art-in-the-garden-nature-science-in-dialogue Date: April 25, 2015

Artist Emily Barnett's exhibit of recent collages and installations integrates themes of nature and science using a vocabulary of forms including quantum corrals (an iconic scientific image of individual atoms manipulated with a scanning tunneling microscope), snake skeletons, nests and constellations.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-04-25 2015-04-25 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55316a4e7ba86.jpg Fri, 17 Apr 2015 17:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park (Saturdays)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/25/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park-saturdays http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/25/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park-saturdays Date: April 25, 2015

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 9:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2015-04-25 2015-04-25 8:30 am 9:30 am 40.8606, -73.9338 Tue, 05 May 2015 14:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[New York Junior League Volunteer Day at Foley Square and Columbus Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/25/playground-improvement-project-volunteer-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/25/playground-improvement-project-volunteer-day Date: April 25, 2015

Calling all park lovers! This spring, the Playground Improvement Project (PIP) of the New York Junior League invites you to join them in rolling up your sleeves to help revitalize Columbus Park and Foley Square. Throughout five weekends in April and May PIP committee members, New York Junior League volunteers, and external volunteers will spend a day in the park (8:30 a.m.–4:00 p.m.) gardening, landscaping,painting, and completing other tasks to help spruce up this highly used space. We will provide you with breakfast, lunch, and a t-shirt. Please reach out to playground@nyjl.org with any questions or if you are interested in making a donation to this cause.

Please RSVP if you are interested in participating in one or more park days. Registration closes when capacity is reached or the Wednesday prior to that weekend's park days.

About the New York Junior League Playground Improvement Project

For more than 20 years, the Playground Improvement Project (PIP) has been a New York Junior League signature community project. Our volunteers create safe, beautiful, well-organized and educational play spaces for children and other members of the New York City community. PIP focuses on sites and parks that need major renovation and have the greatest impact on the surrounding community. Weekend clean up days include landscaping and repairing the parks. We work with over 700 volunteers a season to help improve the park and make a positive impact on the community.

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Columbus Park,Foley Square (in Thomas Paine Park)

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M015, M030 Columbus Park, Thomas Paine Park 2015-04-25 2015-04-25 8:30 am 4:00 pm 40.7152, -74; 40.7148, -74.0028 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/552c2f99dfe0d.JPG Tue, 21 Apr 2015 13:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Mind Body Fusion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/25/shape-up-nyc-mind-body-fusion http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/25/shape-up-nyc-mind-body-fusion Date: April 25, 2015

Low-impact cardio followed by balancing stretches and meditation to raise heart rate, burn calories, reduce stress, and work out every muscle.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 227-1403

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2015-04-25 2015-04-25 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.5026, -74.2518 Wed, 13 May 2015 18:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Cleaning and Maintaining Westerleigh Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/25/cleaningmaintaining-westerleigh-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/25/cleaningmaintaining-westerleigh-park Date: April 25, 2015

Help us maintain the beauty of Westerleigh Park by raking, planting, or gardening. Enjoy a cup of coffee and a donut while getting great exercise. We are there every Saturday morning.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 442-0336

Location: Westerleigh Park

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R029 Westerleigh Park 2015-04-25 2015-04-25 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.6198, -74.1345 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/552ef635b291e.jpg Thu, 16 Apr 2015 16:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/25/summer-sports-experience4 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/25/summer-sports-experience4 Date: April 25, 2015

Pitch, shoot and score with NYC Parks! Summer Sports Experience welcomes kids to join this free program focused on developing sports skills. Kids will play a variety of sports each day, and can come every session, or just once. Take your pick! The program is available in all five boroughs, so find the one nearest you.

To get started, please register by email with Queens Recreation (click here to email them). See you there!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 263-1163

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

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Q401 Lost Battalion Hall Recreation Center 2015-04-25 2015-04-25 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.7322, -73.865 Mon, 11 May 2015 10:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Tour the Forest Park Greenhouse]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/25/tour-the-forest-park-greenhouse http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/25/tour-the-forest-park-greenhouse Date: April 25, 2015

The Queens Greenhouse & Nursery has served the City’s parks for the last one hundred years. The greenhouse grows around 100,000 herbaceous plants (annuals and perennials) from seed, plugs, liners, bareroot plants, and cuttings each year. Gardeners use these plants beautify the parks, playgrounds, beaches, and pools throughout Queens and Brooklyn. Come tour the Queens Greenhouse and learn about the diverse array of plants used in city parks.

Gardeners will provide visitors with information on the different species, how to care for them, and where to go to see them throughout the borough. They will also talk about the Integrated Pest Management (IPM) strategies the greenhouse employs to minimize and treat pest problems. For a sneak peek of what to expect, visit the virtual tour of the greenhouse.

No reservations are needed; however Parks staff may limit the number of visitors allowed in each house at one time.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 520-5341

Location: Queens Greenhouse & Nursery (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2015-04-25 2015-04-25 9:00 am 2:00 pm 40.7014, -73.8571 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551c6accb74c3.jpg Thu, 09 Apr 2015 11:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[MillionTreesNYC Spring Stewardship Day at Clove Lakes Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/25/milliontreesnyc-spring-stewardship-day-at-clove-lakes-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/25/milliontreesnyc-spring-stewardship-day-at-clove-lakes-park Date: April 25, 2015

This spring's Stewardship Day will focus on stewardship and caring for young forests that have already been planted. In this endeavor, MillionTreesNYC and NYC Parks are joined by the Natural Areas Conservancy, a non-profit organization that was formed to restore and preserve the natural areas of New York City, including forests and wetlands, to enhance the lives of all New Yorkers.

We ask you now to continue the work that we've done together and to join us in meeting the next challenge to ensure a sustainable city.

Volunteer forest restoration stewardship activities will include:

  • Removing invasive weeds
  • Picking up litter
  • Spreading mulch
  • Raking and seeding
  • Planting new forest trees and shrubs

Registration is required. Register online.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Slosson Avenue & Drake Avenue (in Clove Lakes Park)

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R005 Clove Lakes Park 2015-04-25 2015-04-25 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.6192, -74.1185 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551195ce5c5e5.jpg Fri, 27 Mar 2015 17:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[MillionTreesNYC Spring Stewardship Day at Conference House Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/25/milliontreesnyc-spring-stewardship-day-at-conference-house-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/25/milliontreesnyc-spring-stewardship-day-at-conference-house-park Date: April 25, 2015

This spring's Stewardship Day will focus on stewardship and caring for young forests that have already been planted. In this endeavor, MillionTreesNYC and NYC Parks are joined by theNatural Areas Conservancy, a non-profit organization that was formed to restore and preserve the natural areas of New York City, including forests and wetlands, to enhance the lives of all New Yorkers.

We ask you now to continue the work that we've done together and to join us in meeting the next challenge to ensure a sustainable city.

Volunteer forest restoration stewardship activities will include:

  • Removing invasive weeds
  • Picking up litter
  • Spreading mulch
  • Raking and seeding
  • Planting new forest trees and shrubs

Registration is required. Register online.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2015-04-25 2015-04-25 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.5026, -74.2518 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551195ce5c5e5.jpg Fri, 27 Mar 2015 17:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[MillionTreesNYC Spring Stewardship Day at Inwood Hill Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/25/milliontreesnyc-spring-stewardship-day-at-inwood-hill-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/25/milliontreesnyc-spring-stewardship-day-at-inwood-hill-park Date: April 25, 2015

This spring's Stewardship Day will focus on stewardship and caring for young forests that have already been planted. In this endeavor, MillionTreesNYC and NYC Parks are joined by theNatural Areas Conservancy, a non-profit organization that was formed to restore and preserve the natural areas of New York City, including forests and wetlands, to enhance the lives of all New Yorkers.

We ask you now to continue the work that we've done together and to join us in meeting the next challenge to ensure a sustainable city.

Volunteer forest restoration stewardship activities will include:

  • Removing invasive weeds
  • Picking up litter
  • Spreading mulch
  • Raking and seeding
  • Planting new forest trees and shrubs

Registration is required. Register online.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Entrance to Dyckman Fields (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2015-04-25 2015-04-25 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8694, -73.9315 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551195ce5c5e5.jpg Fri, 27 Mar 2015 17:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[MillionTreesNYC Spring Stewardship Day at Van Cortlandt Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/25/milliontreesnyc-spring-stewardship-day-at-van-cortlandt-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/25/milliontreesnyc-spring-stewardship-day-at-van-cortlandt-park Date: April 25, 2015

This spring's Stewardship Day will focus on stewardship and caring for young forests that have already been planted. In this endeavor, MillionTreesNYC and NYC Parks are joined by theNatural Areas Conservancy, a non-profit organization that was formed to restore and preserve the natural areas of New York City, including forests and wetlands, to enhance the lives of all New Yorkers.

We ask you now to continue the work that we've done together and to join us in meeting the next challenge to ensure a sustainable city.

Volunteer forest restoration stewardship activities will include:

  • Removing invasive weeds
  • Picking up litter
  • Spreading mulch
  • Raking and seeding
  • Planting new forest trees and shrubs

Registration is required. Register online.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Van Cortlandt Park at West 260th Street (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2015-04-25 2015-04-25 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.9074, -73.8967 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551195ce5c5e5.jpg Fri, 27 Mar 2015 17:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[MillionTreesNYC Spring Stewardship Day at Wolfes Pond Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/25/milliontreesnyc-spring-stewardship-day-at-wolfes-pond-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/25/milliontreesnyc-spring-stewardship-day-at-wolfes-pond-park Date: April 25, 2015

This spring's Stewardship Day will focus on stewardship and caring for young forests that have already been planted. In this endeavor, MillionTreesNYC and NYC Parks are joined by theNatural Areas Conservancy, a non-profit organization that was formed to restore and preserve the natural areas of New York City, including forests and wetlands, to enhance the lives of all New Yorkers.

We ask you now to continue the work that we've done together and to join us in meeting the next challenge to ensure a sustainable city.

Volunteer forest restoration stewardship activities will include:

  • Removing invasive weeds
  • Picking up litter
  • Spreading mulch
  • Raking and seeding
  • Planting new forest trees and shrubs

Registration is required. Register online.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Chester & Cornelia Avenues (in Wolfe's Pond Park)

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R031 Wolfe's Pond Park 2015-04-25 2015-04-25 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.5195, -74.1877 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551195ce5c5e5.jpg Fri, 27 Mar 2015 17:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Birding: Ridgewood Reservoir]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/25/birding-ridgewood-reservoir http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/25/birding-ridgewood-reservoir Date: April 25, 2015

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

Our Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in the urban jungle. Birding programs are appropriate for all skills levels and beginners are welcome. Bring a pair of binoculars or ask a Ranger to borrow a pair.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Vermont Place Parking Lot (in Highland Park)

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Q020 Highland Park 2015-04-25 2015-04-25 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.6862, -73.8898 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55087e599b23c.jpg Wed, 06 May 2015 12:00:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC Zumba]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/25/zumba http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/25/zumba Date: April 25, 2015

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-04-25 2015-04-25 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:19 EST
<![CDATA[HSBC Children’s Garden Spring Session at QBG]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/25/hsbc-childrens-garden-spring-session-at-qbg http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/25/hsbc-childrens-garden-spring-session-at-qbg Date: April 25, 2015

The HSBC Children’s Garden at Queens Botanical Garden offers hands-on discovery for ages 5-12. Children’s imaginations and knowledge blossom as they plant and harvest vegetables and flowers, visit the Bee garden, and more.

This program takes place on Saturdays from April 11 to June 20 (except May 23). Children must be 5 years old by June 30, 2015.

Registration required by email at education@queensbotanical.org.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-04-25 2015-04-25 9:30 am 12:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54d3b031016c2.jpg Thu, 05 Mar 2015 18:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Grow to Learn Workshop: Raised Bed Building for Beginners]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/25/grow-to-learn-workshop-raised-bed-building-for-beginners http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/25/grow-to-learn-workshop-raised-bed-building-for-beginners Date: April 25, 2015

Planning for a spring build day, but new to building raised beds? Join Grow to Learn as we cover all the bed building basics: materials and sourcing, tool use and safety, and construction. We'll use the skills taught in the workshop to construct a raised bed on site!

Schools registered with Grow to Learn will be able to request soil, lumber, and compost. Requests for soil and compost will be filled based on neighborhood eligibility. Requests will be delivered in the Fall, on a first come, first served basis.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: PS 1K

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2015-04-25 2015-04-25 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.6487, -74.0113 Mon, 06 Apr 2015 18:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Woodlands Discovery Club for Families: North Woods]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/25/woodlands-discovery-club-for-families-north-woods http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/25/woodlands-discovery-club-for-families-north-woods Date: April 25, 2015

Discover rocks, trees, soil, and squirrels in New York City’s greatest outdoor classroom – Central Park!

Woodlands Discovery Club for Families is the perfect adventure for families looking to get out of the house and explore a woodland without ever leaving the city. In each weekly two-hour session, families will learn together and connect with nature through hands-on science activities, using tools from your very own Discovery Kits! Activities are correlated to state and national learning standards.

This five-week program takes place Saturday mornings in the North Woods. There are two upcoming sessions, currently open to families with children in grades 1-4:

Session 1: April 18th- May 16th

Session 2: May 30th- June 27th

Register Now

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-1461

Location: Charles A. Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park),North Woods (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-04-25 2015-04-25 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7968, -73.9515; 40.7968, -73.9561 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55046808eda96.jpg Mon, 23 Mar 2015 14:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Earth Day in Harlem Bike Ride]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/25/earth-day-in-harlem-bike-ride http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/25/earth-day-in-harlem-bike-ride Date: April 25, 2015

Join the Five Borough Bicycle Club to celebrate Earth Day with the Friends of Morningside Park. Starting in Columbus Circle, this 15-mile ride explores some of the rich architectural history of Harlem and the Upper West Side. Gems from Colonial days include Hamilton Grange and the Jumel Mansion. Riders will pass the beautiful residences of Astor Row and Strivers Row, and experience the opulence of Grant's Tomb and the Bailey House. The ride concludes at the Earth Day Celebration in Morningside Park, where there will be music, food trucks, rock climbing and other events, as well as bicycle registration to recover your bike if it is lost or stolen, courtesy of the NYPD.

Bring water and snacks, [there will be no lunch stop], a lock, and a great attitude. Please RSVP to bklynmel1@gmail.com.

Helmets are mandatory on all 5BBC rides.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Columbus Circle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-04-25 2015-04-25 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.768, -73.9819 Wed, 06 May 2015 12:00:52 EDT
<![CDATA[ESL Advanced Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/25/esl-advanced http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/25/esl-advanced Date: April 25, 2015

The focus of this class will be on sharpening English language speaking, reading comprehension, and writing for Spanish-speaking adults with good conversational writing and reading skills.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-04-25 2015-04-25 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 19:00:08 EST
<![CDATA[Fitness Hike (Vigorous)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/25/fitness-hike-vigorous http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/25/fitness-hike-vigorous Date: April 25, 2015

Hiking is the ultimate way to enjoy the outdoors and a fun way to reduce stress.

Our Urban Park Ranger hiking guides will introduce you to the hidden gems of New York City. Fitness hikes feature less talking and more walking, for those who want to tackle a vigorous two-hour hike. For all hiking programs we recommend wearing comfortable shoes or boots, and packing water and a light snack.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 548-0912

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2015-04-25 2015-04-25 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.8911, -73.894 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55087f59d7310.JPG Wed, 06 May 2015 12:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Buds Buds Buds]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/25/family-art-project-buds-buds-buds http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/25/family-art-project-buds-buds-buds Date: April 25, 2015

Explore some of Wave Hill’s many budding trees and observe the myriad shapes and sizes of these flowery beginnings. Visit and sketch the nearby magnolia tree with its massive spring flower buds. Then, using a wood base, paper and a variety of natural materials, make your own sculptural tree. It could even be a magnolia replica! Free, and admission to the grounds is free until noon.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-549-3200

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-04-25 2015-04-25 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8987, -73.9125 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5522bd718c6af.jpg Mon, 06 Apr 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC Body Sculpting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/25/shape-up-nyc-body-sculpting http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/25/shape-up-nyc-body-sculpting Date: April 25, 2015

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-04-25 2015-04-25 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:13 EST
<![CDATA[Sakura Matsuri 2015]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/25/sakura-matsuri-2015 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/25/sakura-matsuri-2015 Date: April 25, 2015

Head to Sakura Matsuri, the annual cherry blossom festival at Brooklyn Botanic Garden. See cherry trees in bloom along the Cherry Esplanade and enjoy over 60 events and performances that celebrate traditional and contemporary Japanese culture.

Events include Taiko drumming, a cosplay fashion show, Samurai sword fighting, nature workshops, and more.

To view the daily schedule and purchase tickets, please visit the Brooklyn Botanic Garden website.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Brooklyn Botanic Garden

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B010 Brooklyn Botanic Garden 2015-04-25 2015-04-25 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.6691, -73.9622 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55317eaa2e5e2.jpg Fri, 17 Apr 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Solar Fest With Amateur Astronomers Association of New York]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/25/solar-fest-with-amateur-astronomers-association-of-new-york http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/25/solar-fest-with-amateur-astronomers-association-of-new-york Date: April 25, 2015

Members of the Amateur Astronomers Association of New York will set up a special solar telescope for the public to get a spectacular view of the sun.

Activities and lecture follow at the Poe Park Visitor Center.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-04-25 2015-04-25 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 30 Mar 2015 13:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Birding: Raptor Nests]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/25/birding-raptor-nests http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/25/birding-raptor-nests Date: April 25, 2015

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

Our Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in the urban jungle. Birding programs are appropriate for all skills levels and beginners are welcome. Bring a pair of binoculars or ask a Ranger to borrow a pair.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

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

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M010 Central Park 2015-04-25 2015-04-25 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7725, -73.967 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55087ed1f2b2c.jpg Wed, 06 May 2015 12:00:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Fly Fishing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/25/bryant-park-fly-fishing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/25/bryant-park-fly-fishing Date: April 25, 2015

Learn the basics of fly fishing for free.

Join expert instructors from Orvis for lessons of fly casting and outfit rigging. Class spaces are first come first served. Call Orvis at (212) 827-0698 to reserve your spot.

For more information, check out the Fly Fishing post on the Bryant Park blog.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Fifth Avenue Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-04-25 2015-04-25 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7528, -73.9816 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551467e37d383.jpg Tue, 12 May 2015 12:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Tai Chi Chuan]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/25/tai-chi-chuan http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/25/tai-chi-chuan Date: April 25, 2015

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-04-25 2015-04-25 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.8991, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551aa7ccf2836.jpg Tue, 31 Mar 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Learn to Sail with TASCA's Basic Sailing Program - Spring Session]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/25/learn-to-sail-with-tascas-basic-sailing-program-spring-session http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/25/learn-to-sail-with-tascas-basic-sailing-program-spring-session Date: April 25, 2015

Learn to sail on Flushing Meadows Corona Park's scenic Meadow Lake with the help of The American Small Craft Association, or TASCA. This comprehensive program includes introductory 4 hours of instructional lecture on sailing theory followed by 6 on the water classes. Participants will learn to tie knots, rig a boat, and understand using the wind (as your engine) to sail the boat.

You may attend either the first lecture on Saturday, April 25 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., or the makeup lecture on Wednesday, April 29, at 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. You will then take a follow-up lecture either on Saturday, May 9 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., or Wednesday, May 13, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. You will also be asked to take a series of on the water classes, starting the week of April 24. You may choose between evening (6:00 p.m-9:00 p.m.) classes on Mondays, Tuesdays, or Thursdays, or a morning class (10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.) on Saturdays.

Participants will also be asked to complete a successful swim test on a Sunday in May or June.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 699-1951

Location: World's Fair Boathouse (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2015-04-25 2015-04-25 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.7358, -73.8385 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5524578168abc.jpg Thu, 23 Apr 2015 16:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Cherry Tree Esplanade Care]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/25/cherry-tree-esplanade-care http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/25/cherry-tree-esplanade-care Date: April 25, 2015

The two miles of the Manhattan Greenway on Harlem River in Northern Manhattan has over 250 flowering trees. Help care for these trees and learn about the stunning succession of their blossoms. Assist in restoring the lawns and gardens of the esplanade while taking in the beauty of the river and greenway.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 291-6436

Location: Sherman Creek Park (in Sherman Creek)

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M300 Sherman Creek 2015-04-25 2015-04-25 10:30 am 1:00 pm 40.8611, -73.918 Fri, 10 Apr 2015 17:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/25/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/25/bryant-park-juggling Date: April 25, 2015

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: 212-768-4242

Location: 42nd Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-04-25 2015-04-25 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.7543, -73.9834 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551c3f440bb02.jpg Fri, 03 Apr 2015 16:00:11 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Conservatory Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/25/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/25/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden Date: April 25, 2015

Take a tour with Conservatory Garden staff and learn about the history of the only formal garden in Central Park, including its restoration by Central Park Conservancy, its classic design, glorious fountains, and six densely planted acres. Thousands of trees, shrubs, bulbs, perennials and annuals bloom throughout the seasons in this special place in Central Park. Route involves a few stairs.

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

Location: Vanderbilt Gate (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-04-25 2015-04-25 11:00 am 12:15 pm 40.7935, -73.9519 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/552d43a12516a.jpg Tue, 14 Apr 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Learn to Ride at Street Games!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/25/learn-to-ride-street-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/25/learn-to-ride-street-games Date: April 25, 2015

NYC Parks and Bike New York are proud to present Learn to Ride classes. In these free classes, we’ll teach children the fundamentals of bicycling, preparing them for years of safe and confident riding.

This class teaches a safe, easy, effective way to learn to ride. Using this “balance first” method, parents help get their children rolling while the child does most of the work. Participants learn the basics of balancing, starting, stopping, and steering a bike. Most people learn to ride their bike while taking the class, but even if they don’t, they will leave with an easy, hands-free, crash-free, and low-stress way to learn to ride.

Participants must bring their own bike and helmet.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1383

Location: 114th Street & First Avenue (in Thomas Jefferson Park)

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M047 Thomas Jefferson Park 2015-04-25 2015-04-25 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.7941, -73.9361 Sat, 25 Apr 2015 07:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Junior Arborist Station]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/25/junior-arborist-station http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/25/junior-arborist-station Date: April 25, 2015

Kids ages seven and older are invited to don tree-climbing harnesses and hardhats and ascend into the canopy of our old sugar maple tree to get a birds-eye view of Wave Hill. On hand to assist budding arborists, as well as answer questions about the big old trees at Wave Hill, are arborists from Almstead Tree, Shrub & Lawn Care, which has generously sponsored this drop-in event.

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-549-3200

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-04-25 2015-04-25 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.8987, -73.9125 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5522c22d1bd68.jpg Mon, 06 Apr 2015 17:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[World Tai Chi Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/25/world-tai-chi-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/25/world-tai-chi-day Date: April 25, 2015

Kick off the 2015 season of Bryant Park Tai Chi with free instruction and a continuous demonstration of Tai Chi to celebrate this global holiday.

Presented by the Tai Chi Chuan Center.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-04-25 2015-04-25 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.7541, -73.9845 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55146bf8386ae.JPG Thu, 26 Mar 2015 18:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[GreenThumb Workshop: Soil Health]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/25/greenthumb-workshop-soil-health http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/25/greenthumb-workshop-soil-health Date: April 25, 2015

Want to learn how to keep your plants growing strong this season? Plant health is usually directly linked to the health of the soil it is growing in.

We will cover soil health basics, including learning different ways of checking to see how your soil is doing based upon special indicators. We will also cover the ways you can amend or prepare your soil differently in order to improve the health of the soil.

This workshop is in partnership with Brooklyn Green Bridge at the Brooklyn Botanical Garden and East NY Farms.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 788-8070

Location: PS 4 Paradise Garden

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2015-04-25 2015-04-25 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.6747, -73.8849 Tue, 21 Apr 2015 13:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Hattie Carthan: Garden Planning Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/25/hattie-carthan-garden-planning-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/25/hattie-carthan-garden-planning-workshop Date: April 25, 2015

Come create a garden plan that can help you grow food and people throughout the spring, summer, and fall. Learn to map and utilize human capital to grow your community garden, understand soil health as a precursor for growing healthy food, season extension and vertical growing to maximize space in the garden.

Free seeds and a NYC planting calendar will be distributed. Hattie Carthan Community Market & Just Food will be providing free herbal beverages and snacks.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Hattie Carthan Garden

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2015-04-25 2015-04-25 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.6898, -73.9485 Thu, 16 Apr 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[In the Shop: Woodturner Chris Busak]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/25/in-the-shop-woodturner-chris-busak http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/25/in-the-shop-woodturner-chris-busak Date: April 25, 2015

In celebration of Arbor Week, artist Chris Busak demonstrates woodturning and a limited collection of bowls turned from our precious copper beech tree will be available for purchase. Demonstration is free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-04-25 2015-04-25 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.8991, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5522c1f4ebc0c.jpg Mon, 06 Apr 2015 17:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/25/summer-sports-experience1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/25/summer-sports-experience1 Date: April 25, 2015

This program is now full. Check out our other Summer Sports Experience sessions. We'd love to have you!

Pitch, shoot and score with NYC Parks! Summer Sports Experience welcomes kids to join this free program focused on developing sports skills. Kids will play a variety of sports each day, and can come every session, or just once. Take your pick! The program is available in all five boroughs, so find the one nearest you.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Chelsea Field (in Chelsea Park)

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M011 Chelsea Park 2015-04-25 2015-04-25 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.7502, -74.0016 Mon, 18 May 2015 18:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Audubon II: Animal Clues]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/25/popup-audubon-ii-animal-clues http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/25/popup-audubon-ii-animal-clues Date: April 25, 2015

This spring, the Prospect Park Alliance introduces twice the Pop-Up Audubon fun with a second tent that explores the aquatic habitats of Prospect Park. In April, learn about birds and other animals that make their home near water, and add to the “nest” we are weaving with natural materials.

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Peninsula (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-04-25 2015-04-25 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.6572, -73.9689 Tue, 10 Mar 2015 12:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Audubon: Leaf Litter Critters]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/25/popup-audubon-leaf-litter-critters http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/25/popup-audubon-leaf-litter-critters Date: April 25, 2015

A healthy forest has helpers to ensure the circle of life goes on. Using fun games and experiments, join the Prospect Park Alliance to uncover the secrets of soil creatures, fungus, and decomposition.

  • Adventure Hike, 12–1 pm
    Alliance naturalists will introduce you to the natural history of Prospect Park and its hidden trails. Recommended for families with children 5 and older.
  • Nature on the Go!, 1–2 pm
    Join Alliance naturalists on a search under the soil to learn about the secret lives of Leaf Litter Critters. Participants can even take home their very own compost bin.
  • Nature’s Helpers, 2–3 pm
    Did you know that trees help trees? After learning how mulch protects tree roots, spend time spreading wood chips around trees.
  • Family Birdwatching, 3–4 pm
    After learning how to use binoculars, join our naturalists to identify some of the 250 species of birds that call Prospect Park home.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Eastwood (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-04-25 2015-04-25 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.6618, -73.9659 Thu, 23 Apr 2015 16:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Solar Fest: Remembering the Eclipse of January 24, 1925 with Joe Rao]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/25/remembering-the-eclipse-of-january-24-1925-with-joe-rao http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/25/remembering-the-eclipse-of-january-24-1925-with-joe-rao Date: April 25, 2015

Celebrate with us the 90th anniversary of the total solar eclipse that ignited the formation of AAA.org.

We will have solar observations, a lecture about the trajectory of Amateur Astronomers Association, and arts and crafts. For more details and to RSVP, please visit aaa.org/solarfest.

Rain or shine; all ages are welcome.

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 0:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-04-25 2015-04-25 11:30 am 0:30 am 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 30 Mar 2015 13:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[ESL Intermediate Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/25/esl-intermediate http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/25/esl-intermediate Date: April 25, 2015

Spanish-speaking adults will learn the basic structure of reading and writing English from a certified ESL instructor.

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-04-25 2015-04-25 11:30 am 12:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 19:00:10 EST
<![CDATA[Dachshund Spring Fiesta]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/25/dachshund-spring-fiesta http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/25/dachshund-spring-fiesta Date: April 25, 2015

Come out to the 23rd annual Dachshund Spring Fiesta: a social gathering of dachshunds and their owners!

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Washington Square Park

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M098 Washington Square Park 2015-04-25 2015-04-25 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.7315, -73.9975 Tue, 24 Mar 2015 19:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Roller Skate at Brooklyn Bridge Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/25/roller-skate-at-brooklyn-bridge-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/25/roller-skate-at-brooklyn-bridge-park Date: April 25, 2015

Go skating at Brooklyn Bridge Park. Find information and details at the Pier 2 Roller Rink website.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 2 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2015-04-25 2015-04-25 12:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.6998, -73.9988 Mon, 20 Apr 2015 15:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Korean Drums and Dance Performance]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/25/nyuri-korean-drums-and-dance-performance http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/25/nyuri-korean-drums-and-dance-performance Date: April 25, 2015

Members of NYU Rhymthic Impulse will be playing traditional percussion instruments and showcasing Korean music and dance.

An amplified sound permit has been issued for one and a half hours for this event.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Garibaldi Plaza (in Washington Square Park)

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M098 Washington Square Park 2015-04-25 2015-04-25 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7305, -73.997 Fri, 03 Apr 2015 16:00:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Northern Forts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/25/central-park-tour-northern-forts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/25/central-park-tour-northern-forts Date: April 25, 2015

History buffs will love this exploration of the Fort Landscape in the northern part of Central Park. Join Central Park Conservancy guides to visit sites that played important strategic roles in the American Revolution and the War of 1812.

The tour route involves many hills and stairs, and some uneven terrain.
Tour starts at Charles A. Dana Discovery Center (inside the Park at 110th Street between Fifth and Lenox Avenues), and ends near the Park perimeter at 106th Street and Fifth Avenue

Space is limited; Space is limited; advance ticket purchase recommended. Please arrive at the meeting location 15 minutes before the start of the tour to allow time for check-in. Out of consideration for other guests we cannot accommodate those arriving after the start time.

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 degree Fahrenheit or heat index above 95 degrees Fahrenheit).

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

Location: Charles A. Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-04-25 2015-04-25 12:00 pm 1:30 pm 40.7968, -73.9515 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54f4b7ad89471.JPG Tue, 03 Mar 2015 19:00:07 EST
<![CDATA[Introduction to Bird Watching]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/25/introduction-to-bird-watching http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/25/introduction-to-bird-watching Date: April 25, 2015

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

Led by the Brooklyn Bird Club.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-04-25 2015-04-25 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 Wed, 18 Mar 2015 13:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Freshwater Fishing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/25/freshwater-fishing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/25/freshwater-fishing Date: April 25, 2015

Catch-and-release fishing is a great way to get outdoors and discover nature just a few blocks from home.

Our experienced Rangers teach the ethics of fishing and the ecology of our waterways on every fishing program. All equipment is provided, and most are first-come, first-served. Children 8 years and older are welcome.

Participation in a mandatory safety review led by a trained Ranger is required.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-04-25 2015-04-25 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55104ca02afaf.JPG Wed, 06 May 2015 12:01:12 EDT
<![CDATA[Chenchita Community Garden Workshop: Yarn Bombing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/25/chenchita-community-garden-workshop-yarn-bombing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/25/chenchita-community-garden-workshop-yarn-bombing Date: April 25, 2015

Please join us in crocheting and knitting beautiful flowers and nature items to decorate communities garden gates.

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Chenchitas Community Garden

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2015-04-25 2015-04-25 12:30 pm 2:00 pm 40.7972, -73.9466 Fri, 24 Apr 2015 16:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Citizenship Classes for Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/25/citizenship-classes-for-adults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/25/citizenship-classes-for-adults Date: April 25, 2015

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 2015-04-25 2015-04-25 12:30 pm 1:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 19:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[NYC Compost Project Hosted by Queens Botanical Garden: Composting in the City]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/25/nyc-compost-project-hosted-by-queens-botanical-garden-composting-in-the-city http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/25/nyc-compost-project-hosted-by-queens-botanical-garden-composting-in-the-city Date: April 25, 2015

Join the NYC Compost Project to learn how to reduce your waste and create "black gold" for your garden by composting leaves, kitchen scraps, garden trimmings and weeds.

This workshop will cover the essentials of outdoor composting in an urban setting. As a fall focus, we will discuss how to compost leaves and how to use mulch to protect and improve your garden’s soil. Registration required; email compost@queensbotanical.org or call (718) -539-5296.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 539-5296

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-04-25 2015-04-25 1:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Thu, 05 Mar 2015 18:00:07 EST
<![CDATA[High Bridge Historic Neighborhood Walk Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/25/high-bridge-historic-neighborhood-walk-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/25/high-bridge-historic-neighborhood-walk-tour Date: April 25, 2015

Considered an engineering marvel of the day, High Bridge is a classic example of how an ancient system of water technology can play a major role in the expansion of a metropolis. It is the oldest bridge standing in New York City and after so many years of disuse, it is under renovation and slated to open for pedestrian traffic in the near future. To keep the momentum going, Bronx Co. Historical Society Educator Angel Hernandez will lead a historic walking tour of the High Bridge neighborhood with an inclusion of other historic items throughout the area. This tour will start at the foot of Tthe Bronx-bound staircase of the 167th Street #4 subway station located at the northeast corner. Bronx buses #35, #1, and #2 run near the tour meeting location and it will terminate there as well.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 881-8900

Location: 167th Street Train station

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2015-04-25 2015-04-25 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.8361, -73.9224 Mon, 26 Jan 2015 16:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Northern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/25/central-park-tour-northern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/25/central-park-tour-northern-welcome-tour Date: April 25, 2015

Enjoy the park's northernmost highlights with a Central Park Conservancy guide on this easy walk from Conservatory Garden, along the Harlem Meer, and past the North Woods.

Tour starts inside Central Park at 106th Street and Fifth Avenue, and ends at the Charles A. Dana Discovery Center (inside the Park at 110th Street between Fifth and Lenox Avenues)

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

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) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2015-04-25 2015-04-25 2:00 pm 2:45 pm 40.7943, -73.9512 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52a0ef96a6454.jpg Tue, 03 Mar 2015 19:00:07 EST
<![CDATA[Paper Arts & Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/25/paper-arts-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/25/paper-arts-crafts Date: April 25, 2015

Participants of all ages have fun creating paper arts and crafts. Projects may include origami, kirigami, decoupage, and collage.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-04-25 2015-04-25 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Tue, 06 Jan 2015 13:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Union Square: Crossroads of New York Walking Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/25/union-square-crossroads-of-new-york-walking-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/25/union-square-crossroads-of-new-york-walking-tour Date: April 25, 2015

The Union Square Partnership teamed with Big Onion Walking Tours to create a free, 90-minute walking tour Saturdaysentitled Union Square: Crossroads of New York. The tour departs from the Abraham Lincoln Statue located along the 16th Street transverse. With the help of a tour guide, you will explore the social and political history of the Union Square neighborhood through discussions of the people, history, architecture, and forces that have shaped this community. Reservations are not required for individuals, but are required for groups.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 517-1826

Location: Abraham Lincoln Statue (in Union Square Park)

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M089 Union Square Park 2015-04-25 2015-04-25 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.7363, -73.9901 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54cfe899a5d4d.jpg Tue, 14 Apr 2015 16:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/25/summer-sports-experience5 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/25/summer-sports-experience5 Date: April 25, 2015

Pitch, shoot and score with NYC Parks! Summer Sports Experience welcomes kids to join this free program focused on developing sports skills. Kids will play a variety of sports each day, and can come every session, or just once. Take your pick! The program is available in all five boroughs, so find the one nearest you.

To get started, please register by email with Queens Recreation (click here to email them). See you there!

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 263-1163

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

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Q401 Lost Battalion Hall Recreation Center 2015-04-25 2015-04-25 2:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.7322, -73.865 Mon, 11 May 2015 10:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Spring Sprouts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/25/spring-sprouts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/25/spring-sprouts Date: April 25, 2015

It's time for spring planting! Join the Alliance at Lefferts Historic House, where you can make a small pot out of newspaper, fill it with soil and plant an herb seed to take home.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-04-25 2015-04-25 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6643, -73.9639 Mon, 06 Apr 2015 13:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/25/summer-sports-experience http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/25/summer-sports-experience Date: April 25, 2015

Pitch, shoot and score with NYC Parks! Summer Sports Experience welcomes kids to join this free program focused on developing sports skills. Kids will play a variety of sports each day, and can come every session, or just once. Take your pick! The program is available in all five boroughs, so find the one nearest you.

To get started, please register by email with Bronx Borough Coordinator Christopher Suarez (click here to email him). See you there!

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

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 2015-04-25 2015-04-25 2:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.8108, -73.9147 Mon, 04 May 2015 14:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Remembering Yesterday: Queens and Its World's Fairs]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/25/remembering-yesterday-queens-and-its-worlds-fairs http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/25/remembering-yesterday-queens-and-its-worlds-fairs Date: April 25, 2015

Remembering is both a collective and a personal activity. In this exhibition, both are on display in relation to two World’s Fairs that took place in Flushing, Queens in 1939/40 and 1964/65. Within this exhibition, collective memory is represented by shared experiences of the Fairs and personal memory by the memorabilia drawn from the collections of people who attended and fondly recall the Fairs. While these Fairs were global in scope, their attendees were overwhelmingly local, many residing in Queens. All items on display in the exhibition have either been donated or loaned to the Queens Historical Society by those residents of Queens who attended the Fairs.

Open Tuesdays, Saturdays and Sundays, 2:30 – 4:30 pm. Through May 31, 2015.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 939-0647

Location: Kingsland Homestead (in Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech)

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Q022 Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech 2015-04-25 2015-04-25 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.7637, -73.824 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/539f45af106a7.jpg Fri, 17 Apr 2015 17:00:12 EDT
<![CDATA[The Public Theater Mobile Shakespeare Unit: Macbeth]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/25/arts-culture-fun-presents-macbeth-from-the-public-theater-mobile-shakespeare-unit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/25/arts-culture-fun-presents-macbeth-from-the-public-theater-mobile-shakespeare-unit Date: April 25, 2015

Join Arts, Culture & Fun for a free performance of William Shakespeare’s Macbeth, directed by Edward Torres and presented by The Public Theater’s Mobile Shakespeare Unit. A wicked prophecy sets the soldier Macbeth on a murderous path to the throne. United by love and ambition, Macbeth and his wife decide to plot, scheme, and kill their way into power – but the price of power might be more than he can afford.

Space is limited. Please RSVP to reserve your seat!

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 927-2012

Location: Highbridge Recreation Center (in Highbridge Park)

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M037 Highbridge Park 2015-04-25 2015-04-25 3:00 pm 4:30 pm 40.8426, -73.9343 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551ad1876a49c.jpg Tue, 31 Mar 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Honor Earth Day with Storefront Science and Dr. A]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/25/honor-earth-day-with-storefront-science-and-dr-a http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/25/honor-earth-day-with-storefront-science-and-dr-a Date: April 25, 2015

Join Dr. A of Storefront Science for an afternoon of investigation in Fort Tryon Park to honor Earth Day!

Each participant (ages 5-11) will receive one of Dr. A’s signature “Explore Outside Your Door” kits courtesy of the Fort Tryon Park Trust, to continue your exploration of all the wonders of nature.

Please RSVP at info@FortTryonParkTrust.org. For inquiries, please call (212) 795.1388

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Anne Loftus Playground (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2015-04-25 2015-04-25 4:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.8652, -73.9288 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/553559efd53a9.jpg Tue, 21 Apr 2015 13:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: Nature & Science in Dialogue]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/26/art-in-the-garden-nature-science-in-dialogue http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/26/art-in-the-garden-nature-science-in-dialogue Date: April 26, 2015

Artist Emily Barnett's exhibit of recent collages and installations integrates themes of nature and science using a vocabulary of forms including quantum corrals (an iconic scientific image of individual atoms manipulated with a scanning tunneling microscope), snake skeletons, nests and constellations.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-04-26 2015-04-26 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55316a4e7ba86.jpg Fri, 17 Apr 2015 17:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Run as One 4M Race]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/26/run-as-one-4m http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/26/run-as-one-4m Date: April 26, 2015

This four-mile race raises funding and awareness in the fight against lung cancer and honors former Chase Manhattan Bank chairman Tom Labrecque, a lifelong never-smoker who died from lung cancer at age 62. More than 60% of people diagnosed with lung cancer have either never smoked or have quit smoking. Join thousands of others this year and “run as one” to raise money to support lung cancer research and awareness. For more information about the Thomas G. Labrecque Foundation and their commitment to preventing lung cancer through education and research, visit www.tglclassic.com.

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 9:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: East Drive near East 68th Street (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-04-26 2015-04-26 8:30 am 9:30 am 40.7705, -73.9709 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54f0988d0be98.jpg Wed, 06 May 2015 12:01:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Spring Bird Watching Around the Ridgewood Reservoir]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/26/spring-bird-watching-around-the-ridgewood-reservoir http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/26/spring-bird-watching-around-the-ridgewood-reservoir Date: April 26, 2015

Celebrate John James Audubon's birthday with a spring bird watching stroll led by Peter Dorosh,of the Brooklyn Bird Club.

Binoculars reccomended.

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 235-4462

Location: Vermont Place Parking Lot (in Highland Park)

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Q020 Highland Park 2015-04-26 2015-04-26 8:30 am 11:00 am 40.6862, -73.8898 Mon, 06 Apr 2015 18:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[New York Junior League Volunteer Day at Foley Square and Columbus Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/26/playground-improvement-project-volunteer-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/26/playground-improvement-project-volunteer-day Date: April 26, 2015

Calling all park lovers! This spring, the Playground Improvement Project (PIP) of the New York Junior League invites you to join them in rolling up your sleeves to help revitalize Columbus Park and Foley Square. Throughout five weekends in April and May PIP committee members, New York Junior League volunteers, and external volunteers will spend a day in the park (8:30 a.m.–4:00 p.m.) gardening, landscaping,painting, and completing other tasks to help spruce up this highly used space. We will provide you with breakfast, lunch, and a t-shirt. Please reach out to playground@nyjl.org with any questions or if you are interested in making a donation to this cause.

Please RSVP if you are interested in participating in one or more park days. Registration closes when capacity is reached or the Wednesday prior to that weekend's park days.

About the New York Junior League Playground Improvement Project

For more than 20 years, the Playground Improvement Project (PIP) has been a New York Junior League signature community project. Our volunteers create safe, beautiful, well-organized and educational play spaces for children and other members of the New York City community. PIP focuses on sites and parks that need major renovation and have the greatest impact on the surrounding community. Weekend clean up days include landscaping and repairing the parks. We work with over 700 volunteers a season to help improve the park and make a positive impact on the community.

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Columbus Park,Foley Square (in Thomas Paine Park)

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M015, M030 Columbus Park, Thomas Paine Park 2015-04-26 2015-04-26 8:30 am 4:00 pm 40.7152, -74; 40.7148, -74.0028 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/552c2f99dfe0d.JPG Tue, 21 Apr 2015 13:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Volunteer Event: High Rock Challenge 5K Race]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/26/volunteer-event-high-rock-challenge-5k-race http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/26/volunteer-event-high-rock-challenge-5k-race Date: April 26, 2015

Volunteers are needed to assist with refreshments, direct runners with challenges, and assist at the water stations.

To volunteer, you must be age 14 years old and up. Children under 14 years old must be accompanied by adult. If you are interested in volunteering, please RSVP at (718) 667-2165 ext. 311 or at Jeanne.Paliswiat@parks.nyc.gov.

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 2:00 pm

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

Location: Henry Kaufman Camp Grounds

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2015-04-26 2015-04-26 8:30 am 2:00 pm 40.5996, -74.1231 Thu, 05 Mar 2015 18:00:07 EST
<![CDATA[Weekend Volunteer Corps]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/26/weekend-volunteer-corps http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/26/weekend-volunteer-corps Date: April 26, 2015

Join the Prospect Park Alliance for a day of fun as we gear up for spring cleaning! Help the environment in your community. Typical tasks include sprucing up gardens, painting fences and benches, weeding, spreading mulch, sweeping and clearing pathways, and removing trash. Please pre-register online.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Lincoln Road Entrance (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-04-26 2015-04-26 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.6603, -73.9629 Wed, 18 Feb 2015 18:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Hatha Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/26/hatha-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/26/hatha-yoga Date: April 26, 2015

Reduce stress, increase your energy and bring strength and flexibility to mind, body and spirit with a yoga practice. Classes are led by Yoga for Bliss director Neem Dewji and other certified instructors. Ms. Dewji is certified in Hatha and Therapeutic Yoga from The Yoga for Health Foundation, England, and The Integral Yoga Institute, NYC. All levels welcome. Sessions in April are held indoors.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:15 am

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-04-26 2015-04-26 10:00 am 11:15 am 40.8991, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551aa88fe4504.jpg Tue, 31 Mar 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Fort Tryon Park Celebrate Earth Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/26/fort-tryon-park-volunteer-and-celebrate-earth-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/26/fort-tryon-park-volunteer-and-celebrate-earth-day Date: April 26, 2015

Celebrate Earth Day at Fort Tryon Park! Be a great park steward. Give back to the park that gives to you by volunteering with the Friends Committee of the Fort Tryon Park Trust and NYC Parks for a Beautifcation Day. Help us install lots of new plants on the Fort Washington Terrace slope.

Plants, tools, and gloves will be provided. Wear long pants and sturdy shoes.

Sign in with the Friends Committee at the Margaret Corbin Circle Entrance to the Heather Garden.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Margaret Corbin Circle (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2015-04-26 2015-04-26 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.8593, -73.9341 Thu, 16 Apr 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Buds Buds Buds]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/26/family-art-project-buds-buds-buds http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/26/family-art-project-buds-buds-buds Date: April 26, 2015

Explore some of Wave Hill’s many budding trees and observe the myriad shapes and sizes of these flowery beginnings. Visit and sketch the nearby magnolia tree with its massive spring flower buds. Then, using a wood base, paper and a variety of natural materials, make your own sculptural tree. It could even be a magnolia replica! Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-549-3200

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-04-26 2015-04-26 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8987, -73.9125 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5522bd938dcfa.jpg Mon, 06 Apr 2015 17:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Sakura Matsuri 2015]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/26/sakura-matsuri-2015 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/26/sakura-matsuri-2015 Date: April 26, 2015

Head to Sakura Matsuri, the annual cherry blossom festival at Brooklyn Botanic Garden. See cherry trees in bloom along the Cherry Esplanade and enjoy over 60 events and performances that celebrate traditional and contemporary Japanese culture.

Events include Taiko drumming, a cosplay fashion show, Samurai sword fighting, nature workshops, and more.

To view the daily schedule and purchase tickets, please visit the Brooklyn Botanic Garden website.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Brooklyn Botanic Garden

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B010 Brooklyn Botanic Garden 2015-04-26 2015-04-26 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.6691, -73.9622 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55317eaa2e5e2.jpg Fri, 17 Apr 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Birding Bonanza]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/26/birding-bonanza http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/26/birding-bonanza Date: April 26, 2015

Join us for a free, family friendly day of bird watching! Explore 18 acres of natural habitat with expert guides from RIPA and NYC Audubon. There will be crafts and games and refreshments.

The event is suitable for ages seven and up, if accompanied by an adult. Binoculars and bird guides will be provided.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Icahn Stadium (in Randall's Island Park)

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2015-04-26 2015-04-26 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.7932, -73.9254 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5512e72ee3bca.jpg Fri, 24 Apr 2015 11:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Arbor Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/26/arbor-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/26/arbor-festival Date: April 26, 2015

It’s a fun-filled day at Queens Botanical Garden's Arbor Festival. Come enjoy a variety of activities for all ages including a petting zoo, arts and crafts, live music, facepainting, tours, food and craft vendors, compost demonstrations, and a beer tent!

(NOTE: Event parking rate of $10 in effect; discount parking vouchers are not applicable on event days.)

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-04-26 2015-04-26 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54d3b7fce07a3.jpg Mon, 02 Mar 2015 17:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Food Truck Rally]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/26/food-truck-rally http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/26/food-truck-rally Date: April 26, 2015

The Prospect Park Alliance and Dispatch NY present a sampling of cuisines from around the world from New York's best food trucks.

The following food trucks will be serving:

  • Andy's Italian Ice NYC
  • Brooklyn Organic Coffee & Tea Truck
  • Carpe Donut NYC
  • Coolhaus
  • DUB Pies
  • KELVIN NATURAL SLUSH CO.
  • Kimchi Taaco
  • Milk Truck Grilled Cheese
  • Neapolitan Express
  • Papaya King
  • Phil's Steaks
  • Ronti Rossi - Italian Food Truck
  • Red Hook Lobster Pound
  • Taim Mobile
  • Toum Food Truck

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Grand Army Plaza

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B040 Grand Army Plaza 2015-04-26 2015-04-26 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.6735, -73.9701 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5500575a5d219.jpg Wed, 22 Apr 2015 12:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[In the Shop: Woodturner Chris Busak]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/26/in-the-shop-woodturner-chris-busak http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/26/in-the-shop-woodturner-chris-busak Date: April 26, 2015

In celebration of Arbor Week, artist Chris Busak demonstrates woodturning; a limited collection of bowls turned from our precious copper beech tree will be available for purchase. Demonstration is free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-04-26 2015-04-26 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.8991, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5522c20c722b6.jpg Mon, 06 Apr 2015 17:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Waterfront Walks: Guided Tours of Brooklyn Bridge Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/26/waterfront-walks-guided-tours-of-brooklyn-bridge-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/26/waterfront-walks-guided-tours-of-brooklyn-bridge-park Date: April 26, 2015

Learn about Brooklyn Bridge Park's unique history, sustainable design, and diverse ecology on these guided tours led by Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy docents.

Tours are first-come, first-served.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2015-04-26 2015-04-26 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7017, -73.9969 Thu, 09 Apr 2015 12:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Youth Wheelchair Basketball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/26/youth-wheelchair-basketball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/26/youth-wheelchair-basketball Date: April 26, 2015

NYC Parks' Chelsea Recreation Center is starting a new sports program for children with physical disabilities ages 6-21. Come out and learn to play wheelchair basketball with the New York Rollin' Fury! There are sportschairs available for use at Chelsea Recreation Center, if needed.

For more information, contact Emmanuel Diaz at Emmanuel.Diaz@parks.nyc.gov or (212) 255-3705.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 255-3705

Location: Chelsea Recreation Center

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M260 Chelsea Recreation Center 2015-04-26 2015-04-26 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.7483, -74.0022 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:57 EST
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Audubon II: Animal Clues]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/26/popup-audubon-ii-animal-clues http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/26/popup-audubon-ii-animal-clues Date: April 26, 2015

This spring, the Prospect Park Alliance introduces twice the Pop-Up Audubon fun with a second tent that explores the aquatic habitats of Prospect Park. In April, learn about birds and other animals that make their home near water, and add to the “nest” we are weaving with natural materials.

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Peninsula (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-04-26 2015-04-26 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.6572, -73.9689 Tue, 10 Mar 2015 12:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Audubon: Leaf Litter Critters]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/26/popup-audubon-leaf-litter-critters http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/26/popup-audubon-leaf-litter-critters Date: April 26, 2015

A healthy forest has helpers to ensure the circle of life goes on. Using fun games and experiments, join the Prospect Park Alliance to uncover the secrets of soil creatures, fungus, and decomposition.

  • Adventure Hike, 12–1 pm
    Alliance naturalists will introduce you to the natural history of Prospect Park and its hidden trails. Recommended for families with children 5 and older.
  • Nature on the Go!, 1–2 pm
    Join Alliance naturalists on a search under the soil to learn about the secret lives of Leaf Litter Critters. Participants can even take home their very own compost bin.
  • Nature’s Helpers, 2–3 pm
    Did you know that trees help trees? After learning how mulch protects tree roots, spend time spreading wood chips around trees.
  • Family Birdwatching, 3–4 pm
    After learning how to use binoculars, join our naturalists to identify some of the 250 species of birds that call Prospect Park home.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Eastwood (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-04-26 2015-04-26 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.6618, -73.9659 Thu, 23 Apr 2015 16:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Exploration Hike: Views of Inwood (Moderate)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/26/nature-exploration-hike-moderate-views-of-inwood http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/26/nature-exploration-hike-moderate-views-of-inwood Date: April 26, 2015

Hiking is the ultimate way to enjoy the outdoors and a fun way to reduce stress. Our Urban Park Ranger hiking guides will introduce you to the hidden gems of New York City.

On nature exploration hikes we will discover the plants and animals that inhabit our urban forest. Moderate hikes are longer, faster-paced hikes on rugged terrain. For all hiking programs we recommend wearing comfortable shoes or boots, and packing water and a light snack.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

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

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2015-04-26 2015-04-26 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.8701, -73.9211 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55087ffc5325c.jpg Wed, 06 May 2015 12:01:39 EDT
<![CDATA[Fifty Years of Tree Walks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/26/fifty-years-of-tree-walks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/26/fifty-years-of-tree-walks Date: April 26, 2015

Stroll through the gardens with staff horticultural interpreters to see extraordinary trees that have been planted in the last five decades. Compare existing trees with historical images to see how these treasures have become defining elements in the landscape.

Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-04-26 2015-04-26 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.8991, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5522c5ee3fbec.jpg Mon, 06 Apr 2015 17:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Meditation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/26/meditation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/26/meditation Date: April 26, 2015

Let nature inspire you to find your center and reconnect with your true self using guided mindfulness and other meditation practices. Each session, led by Yoga for Bliss director Neem Dewji and other qualified instructors, includes instruction in simple techniques, followed by guided meditations. Sessions are held indoors. All levels welcome.

Start time: 11:45 am

End time: 12:45 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-04-26 2015-04-26 11:45 am 12:45 pm 40.8991, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551aa93528b74.jpg Tue, 31 Mar 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/26/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/26/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: April 26, 2015

Some of New York’s most iconic sights are found in Central Park, including the fountain at Bethesda Terrace and Bow Bridge. Join Central Park Conservancy guides for an insider’s look at the world’s greatest urban park.

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

Space is limited; advance ticket purchase recommended. Please arrive at the meeting location 15 minutes before the start of the tour to allow time for check-in. Out of consideration for other guests we cannot accommodate those arriving after the start time.

Ticket sales are final. Tours take place rain or shine, except in extreme weather conditions (heavy rain, sustained winds of 30 m.p.h. or more, snowstorms, and a wind chill below 25 degrees Fahrenheit or heat index above 95 degrees Fahrenheit).

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2015-04-26 2015-04-26 12:00 pm 1:30 pm 40.7691, -73.9741 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/549d9639c1b0c.jpg Tue, 03 Mar 2015 19:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/26/worldwide-pinhole-photography-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/26/worldwide-pinhole-photography-day Date: April 26, 2015

Celebrate Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day at the Alice Austen House - take your own pinhole photos and join in a global event! We will provide pinhole cameras, photo paper, and the opportunity to use our darkroom to develop your pinhole exposure.

First exposure is free, $5.00 per additional exposure. Darkroom appointments available every 15 minutes from 12:00 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. To schedule, call (718) 816-4506 x10 or email info@aliceausten.org. In advance of the event, make your own pinhole camera at our workshop on April 18, 2015.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-4506x10

Location: Alice Austen House Museum (in Alice Austen Park)

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R117 Alice Austen Park 2015-04-26 2015-04-26 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6146, -74.0631 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551ea3199b9e3.jpg Fri, 03 Apr 2015 16:00:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Roller Skate at Brooklyn Bridge Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/26/roller-skate-at-brooklyn-bridge-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/26/roller-skate-at-brooklyn-bridge-park Date: April 26, 2015

Go skating at Brooklyn Bridge Park. Find information and details at the Pier 2 Roller Rink website.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 2 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2015-04-26 2015-04-26 12:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.6998, -73.9988 Mon, 20 Apr 2015 15:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Saltwater Fishing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/26/saltwater-fishing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/26/saltwater-fishing Date: April 26, 2015

Catch-and-release fishing is a great way to get outdoors and discover nature just a few blocks from home.

Our experienced Rangers teach the ethics of fishing and the ecology of our waterways on every fishing program. All equipment is provided, and most are first-come, first-served. Children 8 years and older are welcome.

Participation in a mandatory safety review led by a trained Ranger is required.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: World's Fair Marina, Pier 1 (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2015-04-26 2015-04-26 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.7606, -73.8468 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55104d0394bb2.JPG Wed, 06 May 2015 12:01:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Split Rock Hike (Moderate)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/26/split-rock-hike-moderate http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/26/split-rock-hike-moderate Date: April 26, 2015

Hiking is the ultimate way to enjoy the outdoors and a fun way to reduce stress.

Our Urban Park Ranger hiking guides will introduce you to the hidden gems of New York City. On nature exploration hikes we will discover the plants and animals that inhabit our urban forest. Moderate hikes are longer, faster-paced hikes on rugged terrain.

For all hiking programs we recommend wearing comfortable shoes or boots, and packing water and a light snack.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 319-7258

Location: Split Rock Golf House (in Pelham Bay Park)

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2015-04-26 2015-04-26 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.8729, -73.8086 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/550882aea7510.jpg Wed, 06 May 2015 12:02:13 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Exploration: Spring Blossoms (Light)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/26/nature-exploration-light-spring-blossoms http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/26/nature-exploration-light-spring-blossoms Date: April 26, 2015

Hiking is the ultimate way to enjoy the outdoors and a fun way to reduce stress.

Our Urban Park Ranger hiking guides will introduce you to the hidden gems of New York City. On nature exploration hikes we will discover the plants and animals that inhabit our urban forest.

Light hikes feature a leisurely stroll on mostly paved paths. For all hiking programs we recommend wearing comfortable shoes or boots, and packing water and a light snack.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

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

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B032 Fort Greene Park 2015-04-26 2015-04-26 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.6922, -73.9748 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/550881e8555a8.JPG Wed, 06 May 2015 12:01:40 EDT
<![CDATA[Maple Madness: Cooking With Maple Syrup]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/26/maple-madness-cooking-with-maple-syrup http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/26/maple-madness-cooking-with-maple-syrup Date: April 26, 2015

Think maple syrup is only for pancakes? Discover delicious and creative ways to cook with maple syrup with a chef from Great Performances, Wave Hill’s exclusive caterer. Enjoy maple-flavored dishes, then drop by the Shop at Wave Hill to sample different grades of syrup and other maple products. Purchase your favorites to take home. Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-549-3200

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-04-26 2015-04-26 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.8987, -73.9125 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5522c63334e65.jpg Mon, 06 Apr 2015 17:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Yoga At Morris-Jumel Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/26/yoga-at-morrisjumel http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/26/yoga-at-morrisjumel Date: April 26, 2015

Awesome Asana Yoga is an hour-long exercise in body stretching and mind cleansing taught by registered yoga teacher Chelsea Best. As Chelsea says, “Awesome Asana offers a unique yogic journey, linking breath with movement in a meditative Vinyasa Flow class style designed to awaken the spirit and bring the body and mind back to a place of peace.” The class is Open Level Vinyasa, and is moderately challenging.

MJM’s Awesome Asana is part of Chelsea’s “Localize Yoga” project, which aims to make yoga affordable and accessible – to present it “as a possibility, rather than as a luxury” – to the denizens of upper Manhattan. The class is $5, and mats, should you need one, are provided.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 923-8008

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

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M073 Roger Morris Park 2015-04-26 2015-04-26 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.8345, -73.9385 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55301789374c7.jpg Thu, 16 Apr 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Spring 2015 Overlook Concerts: French Cookin’ Blues Band]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/26/spring-2015-overlook-concerts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/26/spring-2015-overlook-concerts Date: April 26, 2015

Riverside Park Conservancy and our generous supporters present our Spring 2015 Overlook Concert series. With talent from French Cookin’ Blues Band, Manhattan School of Music Community Partnerships Program, and the Columbia Wind Ensemble.

This week's performer is French Cookin’ Blues Band, led by David “Doc” French. This well-known band plays authentic blues from the Delta to Chicago and New York, to Texas and Louisiana.

Join us for these sweet Sundays in the Park!

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 870-3070

Location: 116th Street Overlook (in Riverside Park)

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M071 Riverside Park 2015-04-26 2015-04-26 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.8093, -73.9669 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5538016a2d6c3.jpg Wed, 22 Apr 2015 17:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Poetry Place 2015]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/26/poetry-place-2015 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/26/poetry-place-2015 Date: April 26, 2015

Meet by the benches on the Riverside Drive Island at 103rd Street for an afternoon of poetry readings. Bring a poem to share or just come and enjoy the selections of others. Poets of all ages are welcome.

Some chairs will be available, but please feel free to bring your own chair or blanket to relax on. In case of rain, this event will be held in the lobby of 310 Riverside Drive.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 870-3070

Location: Firemens Memorial Island (in Riverside Park)

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M072 Riverside Park 2015-04-26 2015-04-26 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.8007, -73.9726 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5537fff705232.jpg Wed, 22 Apr 2015 17:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Spring Sprouts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/26/spring-sprouts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/26/spring-sprouts Date: April 26, 2015

It's time for spring planting! Join the Alliance at Lefferts Historic House, where you can make a small pot out of newspaper, fill it with soil and plant an herb seed to take home.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-04-26 2015-04-26 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6643, -73.9639 Mon, 06 Apr 2015 13:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/26/garden-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/26/garden-highlights-walk Date: April 26, 2015

Join us for an hour-long tour of seasonal garden highlights. Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-04-26 2015-04-26 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.8991, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551aaa4d8b8b8.jpg Tue, 31 Mar 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/26/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/26/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour Date: April 26, 2015

Travel past the Pond and Gapstow Bridge, and on to the Dairy, with this tour of southern park highlights led by Central Park Conservancy tour guides.

The tour route involves moderate inclines and some stairs. Tour starts inside the Park at 61st Street and Fifth Avenue

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

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) 794-6564

Location: Inside the Park at Fifth Avenue and 61st Street (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-04-26 2015-04-26 2:00 pm 2:45 pm 40.7655, -73.9722 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54f4c41408d16.jpg Thu, 05 Mar 2015 17:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Remembering Yesterday: Queens and Its World's Fairs]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/26/remembering-yesterday-queens-and-its-worlds-fairs http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/26/remembering-yesterday-queens-and-its-worlds-fairs Date: April 26, 2015

Remembering is both a collective and a personal activity. In this exhibition, both are on display in relation to two World’s Fairs that took place in Flushing, Queens in 1939/40 and 1964/65. Within this exhibition, collective memory is represented by shared experiences of the Fairs and personal memory by the memorabilia drawn from the collections of people who attended and fondly recall the Fairs. While these Fairs were global in scope, their attendees were overwhelmingly local, many residing in Queens. All items on display in the exhibition have either been donated or loaned to the Queens Historical Society by those residents of Queens who attended the Fairs.

Open Tuesdays, Saturdays and Sundays, 2:30 – 4:30 pm. Through May 31, 2015.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 939-0647

Location: Kingsland Homestead (in Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech)

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Q022 Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech 2015-04-26 2015-04-26 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.7637, -73.824 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/539f45af106a7.jpg Fri, 17 Apr 2015 17:00:11 EDT
<![CDATA[Film Screening: To Be Alive!; To The Fair!; and Unisphere: The Biggest World on Earth]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/26/film-screening-to-be-alive-to-the-fair-and-unisphere-the-biggest-world-on-earth http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/26/film-screening-to-be-alive-to-the-fair-and-unisphere-the-biggest-world-on-earth Date: April 26, 2015

Three short films will be shown about the 1964 World’s Fair.

To Be Alive! is a short documentary film co-directed by Francis Thompson and Alexander Hammid and was designed to celebrate the common ground between different cultures by tracing how children in various parts of the world mature into adulthood.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 939-0647

Location: Kingsland Homestead

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2015-04-26 2015-04-26 2:30 pm 4:00 pm 40.7637, -73.824 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54a19e1e52fc2.jpg Mon, 12 Jan 2015 16:00:05 EST