NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2014 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://www.nycgovparks.org/sub_things_to_do/upcoming_events/events_search.php NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Wed, 16 Apr 2014 10:26:58 GMT NYC Parks News 25 25 http://www.nycgovparks.org/sub_things_to_do/upcoming_events/events_search.php http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/parks_leaf_thumb.gif <![CDATA[Chess Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/16/chess-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/16/chess-clinic Date: March 16, 2013

Learn new tactical insights from Chess Master Shirley Ben-Dak, then pit your newly acquired skills against other players at your level tournament-style.

Ages 6+.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-1461

Location: Chess & Checkers House (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-03-16 2013-03-16 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.7689, -73.9746 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 06:26:58 EDT
<![CDATA[National Girls and Women in Sports Day (Brooklyn)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/16/national-girls-and-women-in-sports-day-brooklyn http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/16/national-girls-and-women-in-sports-day-brooklyn Date: March 16, 2013

Join NYC Parks as we commemorate National Girls and Women in Sports Day around New York City. National Girls and Women in Sports Day takes place annually, celebrating the achievements of female athletes and advocating for athletic opportunities for girls and women. Parks is holding a day of FREE events in Brooklyn.

Girls and young women are invited to enjoy athletic and health activities, including: a martial arts demo, a volleyball clinic, and zumba and nutritional classes. Get inspired by talks from ladies from the world of sports. There will be giveaways!

For more information or to pre-register, please email NGWSD@parks.nyc.gov.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: St. Johns Recreation Center

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2013-03-16 2013-03-16 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.6735, -73.9348 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5124f2b418c35.jpg Wed, 16 Apr 2014 06:26:58 EDT
<![CDATA[National Girls and Women in Sports Day (Bronx)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/16/national-girls-and-women-in-sports-day-bronx http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/16/national-girls-and-women-in-sports-day-bronx Date: March 16, 2013

Join NYC Parks as we commemorate National Girls and Women in Sports Day around New York City. National Girls and Women in Sports Day takes place annually, celebrating the achievements of female athletes and advocating for athletic opportunities for girls and women. Parks is holding a day of FREE events in the Bronx.

Girls and young women are invited to athletic and health activities, including: sports clinics, fitness classes and keynote speakers from the world of sports. Musical entertainment will be provided and prizes will be up for grabs!

For more information or to pre-register, please email NGWSD@parks.nyc.gov.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2013-03-16 2013-03-16 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.8108, -73.9147 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/511bdf5721bb3.JPG Wed, 16 Apr 2014 06:26:58 EDT
<![CDATA[School Garden Raised Bed Construction Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/16/school-garden-raised-bed-construction-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/16/school-garden-raised-bed-construction-workshop Date: March 16, 2013

Need a little help knowing how to build your raised beds? Join us as we construct a single raised bed as an example!

Please RSVP HERE.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 788-8073

Location: GreenThumb Compound

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2013-03-16 2013-03-16 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7534, -73.9475 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 06:26:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Street Types: Turn of the Century Portraiture By Alice Austen]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/16/street-types-turn-of-the-century-portraiture-by-alice-austen http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/16/street-types-turn-of-the-century-portraiture-by-alice-austen Date: March 16, 2013

This show explores the portraits Alice Austen made on the streets of Manhattan at the turn of the last century. Her curious work captured the faces of New York City’s working class, as the population exploded with an influx of new immigrants, hoping to find the American Dream.
The Alice Austen House Museum is accessible to wheelchair users. There is a wheelchair ramp located in the rear of the museum.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-4506

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

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R117 Alice Austen Park 2013-03-16 2013-03-16 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.6146, -74.0631 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 06:26:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Community Environmental Center EcoHouse]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/16/community-environmental-center-ecohouse1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/16/community-environmental-center-ecohouse1 Date: March 16, 2013

The Community Environmental Center EcoHouse, a mobile, free, environmental education exhibit, will be at storm-damaged Inwood Hill Park through April 5. Fun as well as educational, the EcoHouse is an ideal experience for both youngsters and their parents. Wall signs explain all the displays, but to really get the full EcoHouse effect, listen to CEC’s expert guides, or bring your cell or smart phone and listen to the audio guide.

Hours are Mondays through Fridays, 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. for school groups; and 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. and Saturday, 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., for the general public (But walk-ins are welcome at any time!). For more information about how to visit the EcoHouse, or to arrange a group tour, contact Katherine Gloede, kgloede@cecenter.org.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Park entrance at 218th Street & Indian Road (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2013-03-16 2013-03-16 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.8729, -73.9186 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/514351473dcae.jpg Wed, 16 Apr 2014 06:26:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Seneca Village]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/16/seneca-village http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/16/seneca-village Date: March 16, 2013

Seneca Village was Manhattan's first known community of African-American property owners, on land that would become Central Park. Learn about the history of the village, the property owners, and what New York City was like at the time.

Groups of seven or more people should call (212) 360-2726 or e-mail tours@centralparknyc.org to schedule a custom tour.

Accessibility level: Moderate inclines and stairs, paths clear and negotiable - only parts accessible to people with disabilities.

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0210

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

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M010 Central Park 2013-03-16 2013-03-16 12:30 pm 1:30 pm 40.7846, -73.9697 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 06:26:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Crafts for Kids]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/16/nature-crafts-for-kids http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/16/nature-crafts-for-kids Date: March 16, 2013

We connect children with nature to encourage active exploration of the natural world. Children who spend time outdoors develop strong imaginations and learn to socialize better with others. Urban Park Rangers are role models who encourage children to let their imaginations run wild in a safe, supportive atmosphere.

Whether enjoying a family friendly movie under the stars, freeing your imagination playing in nature, or learning about conservation through eco-crafts, a free Ranger program is the perfect addition to your family’s weekend. All supplies provided.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 722-3218

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

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B032 Fort Greene Park 2013-03-16 2013-03-16 1:00 pm 40.6922, -73.9748 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 06:26:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Fitness Hike (vigorous)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/16/fitness-hike-vigorous http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/16/fitness-hike-vigorous Date: March 16, 2013

Hiking programs feature intensity levels ranging from light (a leisurely stroll on mostly paved paths), moderate (longer, faster paced hikes on rugged terrain), to vigorous (long distance, with hills and rugged terrain). For all hiking programs we recommend wearing comfortable shoes or boots, and packing water and a light snack. Fitness Hikes feature less talking and more walking, for those who don’t mind a vigorous two hour hike.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 846-2731

Location: Forest Park Visitor Center (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2013-03-16 2013-03-16 1:00 pm 40.7003, -73.8548 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 06:26:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Photography Workshops at Queens Botanical Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/16/nature-photography-workshops-at-queens-botanical-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/16/nature-photography-workshops-at-queens-botanical-garden Date: March 16, 2013

Two Workshops: "Landscape Photography" with Rosalie Frost on 3/9 and "Flower & Macro Photography" with H. David Stein on 3/16. Learn how to take better nature photos with QBG as your backdrop. The photgraphers will offer a slide show of examples and offer pointers on light and composition. There will be approximately 45 minutes of outdoor photography followed by a critique of participant's work. Beginning photographers are welcome. Participants must bring their own cameras. The fee is $10 for one workshop and $15 for both. Registration is required- call (718) 886-3800 ext. 230 or email sromar@queensbotanical.org.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800 ext 230

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2013-03-16 2013-03-16 1:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 06:26:58 EDT
<![CDATA["Behind-The-Greenhouse" Garden Tour at Wave Hill]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/16/behindthegreenhouse-garden-tour-at-wave-hill http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/16/behindthegreenhouse-garden-tour-at-wave-hill Date: March 16, 2013

Venture through closed doors for a behind-the-scenes garden tour of Wave Hill. Peek inside the Potting Shed, preview the South African bulbs getting ready for their dazzling Palm House debut and get a first look at some of the exciting plants destined for our summer display with Horticultural Interpreter Charles Day.

Photo credit: Joshua Bright

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2013-03-16 2013-03-16 2:00 pm 40.8991, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/512d08d08474a.jpg Wed, 16 Apr 2014 06:26:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Living In Sequence Exhibition: Artists Panel Discussion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/16/living-in-sequence-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/16/living-in-sequence-exhibition Date: March 16, 2013

Join an artists panel discussion, followed by young artist portfolio review from 2:30pm-5:00pm. So bring your portfolio for this event.

Living in Sequence is a comic book exhibition celebrating Poe Park's place in comic history. Bob Kane, Bill Finger and Jerry Robinson once created Batman, Robin and the Joker while sitting on a park bench in Poe Park. Living in Sequence will take you on a journey from the golden age of comics through today, demonstrating how the American art form of comics still thrives in the Bronx.

Artists works on display: Shawn Atkinson, Chris Duckett, Trevor Von Eeden, Will Eisner, Ray Felix, Corey F. Godwell, Dmitry Gubin, Hal Foster, N. Steve Harris, Irwin Hasen, Jack Kirby, Carl Kent, Alitha E Martinez, Regine Sawyer, Jerry Robinson, Vanessa Verduga and Roberto Williams.

Closing reception is Saturday, March 30, 2013, from 1pm-5pm

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2013-03-16 2013-03-16 2:30 pm 5:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51128630745bc.JPG Wed, 16 Apr 2014 06:26:58 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: The Night Sky]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/16/the-night-sky http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/16/the-night-sky Date: March 16, 2013

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

Night Sky programs highlight the history and folklore of the solar system, using the naked eye to locate stars and planets. Programs are best enjoyed on clear nights, so please call ahead if weather conditions are not clear.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Wolfe's Pond Park Comfort Station (in Wolfe's Pond Park)

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R031 Wolfe's Pond Park 2013-03-16 2013-03-16 7:00 pm 40.5204, -74.1895 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 06:26:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Repetition in Design]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/17/repetition-in-design http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/17/repetition-in-design Date: March 17, 2013

A series of oil paintings on canvas along with original sketches by Queens artist Gennadyi Gurman. Mr. Gurman is also QBG's Supervising Museum Instructor. This exhibit, in the Gallery of the Visitor & Administration Building is an exploration of life inside repetitive shapes.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2013-03-17 2013-03-17 8:00 am 4:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 06:26:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Raoul Wallenberg Forest: Care for Young Trees - FULL]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/17/raoul-wallenberg-forest-care-for-young-trees http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/17/raoul-wallenberg-forest-care-for-young-trees Date: March 17, 2013

Come out and join the Natural Areas Volunteers (NAV) at Raoul Wallenberg Forest to care for newly planted trees. This work will help maintain the livelihood of the restored forest. Volunteers will be trained in weeding and mulch techniques. Join Technical Leaders on the east side of Palisade Avenue one block north of west 232nd Street at 9:00 am . Please come dressed in sturdy shoes, long pants, and clothing that can get dirty. Space is limited. Registration is required.

This Event is Full and Registration Is Closed.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-3317

Location: Raoul Wallenberg Forest at 232 Street (in Riverdale Park)

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X142 Riverdale Park 2013-03-17 2013-03-17 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8858, -73.9187 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 06:26:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Mad. Sq. Art: Sandra Gibson & Luis Recoder Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/17/mad-sq-art-sandra-gibson-luis-recoder-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/17/mad-sq-art-sandra-gibson-luis-recoder-exhibition Date: March 17, 2013

Madison Square Park Conservancy’s Mad. Sq. Art announces a new installation to inaugurate the spring 2013 season: Topsy-Turvy: A Camera Obscura Installation (2013) by New York-based artists Sandra Gibson and Luis Recoder. On view from March 1 – April 5, 2013, Topsy-Turvy will reimagine one of the world’s oldest moving image devices into a life-sized 10-foot by 10-foot structure. Park visitors will be able to enter the interactive, large-scale installation, which will utilize the physical properties of light to capture images of the surrounding Flatiron District in real time. This centuries-old artistic medium will alter how visitors experience the park and engage with the various elements of New York City’s urban landscape through a new and exciting lens.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 538-1884

Location: Southern End (in Madison Square Park)

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M052 Madison Square Park 2013-03-17 2013-03-17 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.741, -73.9883 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/510199a071f39.jpg Wed, 16 Apr 2014 06:26:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Birding for Families]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/17/birding-for-families http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/17/birding-for-families Date: March 17, 2013

Experience Central Park as a precious bird habitat and learn how to spot our feathered neighbors on a walk with NYC Audubon. Binoculars available to borrow ; space is limited; please arrive early to sign in. Ages 5+.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 360-1461

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

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M010 Central Park 2013-03-17 2013-03-17 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7968, -73.9515 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 06:26:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Woodland Discovery Kit in Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/17/woodland-discovery-kit-in-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/17/woodland-discovery-kit-in-central-park Date: March 17, 2013

Visit The Wild Garden: Discovering Central Park Woodlands exhibit and start exploring the North Woods on your own by borrowing a North Woods Discovery Kit stocked with binoculars, a hand lens, and flora/fauna guides. Accompanying adult with valid ID required. Purchase an optional Discovery Journal for $2 for a one-of-a-kind woodland adventure. Recommended for ages 8 – 12.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2013-03-17 2013-03-17 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7968, -73.9515 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 06:26:59 EDT
<![CDATA[The Wild Garden: Discovering Central Park Woodlands Exhibit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/17/the-wild-garden-discovering-central-park-woodlands-exhibit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/17/the-wild-garden-discovering-central-park-woodlands-exhibit Date: March 17, 2013

Use this hands-on exhibit to illuminate the history, ecology, and management of the woodlands and learn why these landscapes are so essential to the purpose of Central Park. The exhibit includes a digital interactive app highlighting historic photos and revealing hidden features. Exhibit introductions are available by appointment for groups of 10 or more; call (212) 860-1370 for more information.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2013-03-17 2013-03-17 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7968, -73.9515 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 06:26:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Introduction to the Trails]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/17/introduction-to-the-trails http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/17/introduction-to-the-trails Date: March 17, 2013

Learn the fundamentals of hiking, get a great workout, and enjoy the outdoors!

Please wear hiking boots or all terrain shoes. Meet at the parking lot on Nevada Avenue.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 360-3300

Location: Parking Area (in High Rock Park)

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R088 High Rock Park 2013-03-17 2013-03-17 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.5839, -74.1254 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 06:26:59 EDT
<![CDATA[The Orchid Show at The New York Botanical Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/17/the-orchid-show-at-the-new-york-botanical-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/17/the-orchid-show-at-the-new-york-botanical-garden Date: March 17, 2013

Beginning March 2, The Orchid Show dramatically transforms The New York Botanical Garden’s landmark Enid A. Haupt Conservatory into a lush rain forest. Each year, the eagerly anticipated exhibition displays thousands of orchids in the country’s largest curated show featuring orchids. This year, the exhibition is designed by the Botanical Garden’s own Francisca Coelho, Vivian and Edward Merrin Vice President for Glasshouses and Exhibitions.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 817-8700

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2013-03-17 2013-03-17 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/511bfc0297cbb.JPG Wed, 16 Apr 2014 06:26:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Wave Hill Family Art Project -- Primitive Prints]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/17/family-art-project-primitive-prints http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/17/family-art-project-primitive-prints Date: March 17, 2013

Search for prints made by critters venturing out into the March mud. Then, with just a few simple gestures, tempera paint and an easy printmaking method make big, bright, bold prints of your own.

Photo credit: Joshua Bright

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Ecology Building (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2013-03-17 2013-03-17 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8979, -73.9111 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/512d0e97327a1.jpg Wed, 16 Apr 2014 06:26:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Waking Up The Farm at La Finca Del Sur / South Bronx Farmers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/17/waking-up-the-farm-la-finca-del-sur-south-bronx-farmers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/17/waking-up-the-farm-la-finca-del-sur-south-bronx-farmers Date: March 17, 2013

The first women-led urban farm in The Bronx needs you! Volunteers and future members, come help clean up, start seeds, plant bulbs, learn about the programs at YOUR community farm. Two days to get dirty, have fun, and meet friends and neighbors!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: La Finca del Sur

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2013-03-17 2013-03-17 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.8129, -73.9303 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 06:26:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Street Types: Turn of the Century Portraiture By Alice Austen]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/17/street-types-turn-of-the-century-portraiture-by-alice-austen http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/17/street-types-turn-of-the-century-portraiture-by-alice-austen Date: March 17, 2013

This show explores the portraits Alice Austen made on the streets of Manhattan at the turn of the last century. Her curious work captured the faces of New York City’s working class, as the population exploded with an influx of new immigrants, hoping to find the American Dream.
The Alice Austen House Museum is accessible to wheelchair users. There is a wheelchair ramp located in the rear of the museum.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-4506

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

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R117 Alice Austen Park 2013-03-17 2013-03-17 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.6146, -74.0631 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 06:26:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Hattie Carthan Community Garden - Changing the Stories of Our Lives]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/17/hattie-carthan-community-garden-changing-the-stories-of-our-lives http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/17/hattie-carthan-community-garden-changing-the-stories-of-our-lives Date: March 17, 2013

Please bring the stories of powerful women who have set the template for our civilization for our timeline exercise and a blanket for the journey as many of these stories are quite cold. This journey will end in a symbolic burning of the stories and hurtful words that prevent us from living to our highest potential and an intentional circle where we create new stories for our lives.

Facilitated by Bedstuy Women Ssecurity Conference founder Yonnette Fleming.

Please bring a dish for our potluck.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Hattie Carthan Garden

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2013-03-17 2013-03-17 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.6898, -73.9485 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 06:26:59 EDT
<![CDATA[McCarren Play Center Power Weekend: Parents vs. Kids McCarren Challenge]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/17/mccarren-play-center-power-weekend-parents-vs-kids-mccarren-challenge http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/17/mccarren-play-center-power-weekend-parents-vs-kids-mccarren-challenge Date: March 17, 2013

Remember the television show Double Dare? At the Parents vs. Kids McCarren Challenge, the McCarren Play Center Power Weekend brings back one of the greatest kids game shows. Kids face off against their parents to answer trivia questions and take part in races to be the ultimate winner. The Challenge is part of the McCarren Play Center Power Weekend's three days of free programs for NYC Parks Recreation Center members.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 218-2380

Location: McCarren Play Center

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2013-03-17 2013-03-17 12:00 pm 40.7202, -73.951 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 06:26:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Historic New York: The Irish in NYC]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/17/historic-new-york-the-irish-in-nyc http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/17/historic-new-york-the-irish-in-nyc Date: March 17, 2013

Ice-age glaciers, Native Americans, Dutch traders, British Redcoats, and the Underground Railroad have all left their mark on New York City. Their stories can be found in the names of our streets, our architecture, and our parks. Urban Park Rangers specialize in interpretation of historic turning points, both natural and man-made, in our city’s long history.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Salt Marsh Nature Center (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2013-03-17 2013-03-17 1:00 pm 40.6047, -73.9298 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 06:26:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Black and White Winter Art Drawing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/17/black-and-white-winter-art-drawing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/17/black-and-white-winter-art-drawing Date: March 17, 2013

It has been said that art takes nature as its model. The beauty of nature has inspired many great Americans to create artistic masterpieces. From the wildlife portraits of John James Audubon to the stunning black and white photography of Ansel Adams, nature has been a muse to artist for centuries. Our Urban Park Ranger Art and Photography programs allow you to interpret the natural would through artistic expression, while learning about nature and the environment.

Art programs may include drawing, painting, poetry and nature art projects. All supplies are provided unless otherwise indicated. All art programs are family friendly, but may be challenging for younger children.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

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

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Q458 Fort Totten Park 2013-03-17 2013-03-17 1:00 pm 40.7952, -73.7784 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 06:26:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Leprechaun Hike]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/17/leprechaun-hike http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/17/leprechaun-hike Date: March 17, 2013

Join the Greenbelt educators as we search for elusive leprechauns and their pots of gold in this St. Patrick’s Day hike. Dress appropriately for hiking.This hike is approximately one mile and is suitable for children ages 7 and up. Free program. Registration required.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2013-03-17 2013-03-17 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.5884, -74.1391 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 06:26:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Exploring Clouds]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/17/exploring-clouds http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/17/exploring-clouds Date: March 17, 2013

On our weather program, our Urban Park Rangers will delve deeply into everyday weather events, including lightning and thunder, clouds and the water cycle, hurricanes and extreme storms.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 548-0912

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2013-03-17 2013-03-17 1:00 pm 40.8911, -73.894 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 06:26:59 EDT
<![CDATA["The Flying Irishman"- The Flight of Douglas "Wrong Way" Corrigan]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/17/the-flying-irishman-the-flight-of-douglas-wrong-way-corrigan http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/17/the-flying-irishman-the-flight-of-douglas-wrong-way-corrigan Date: March 17, 2013

Join a park ranger for a presentation and discussion of one of the most colorful pilots in aviation history.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Ryan Visitor Center (in Jamaica Bay Park)

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Q309 Jamaica Bay Park 2013-03-17 2013-03-17 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.5855, -73.8936 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/514344c0cf14c.htm Wed, 16 Apr 2014 06:26:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Highlights Walk at Wave Hill]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/17/garden-highlights-walk-at-wave-hill http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/17/garden-highlights-walk-at-wave-hill Date: March 17, 2013

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

Photo credit: Joshua Bright

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 2013-03-17 2013-03-17 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.8991, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/512cf7fddfa51.JPG Wed, 16 Apr 2014 06:26:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Repetition in Design]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/18/repetition-in-design http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/18/repetition-in-design Date: March 18, 2013

A series of oil paintings on canvas along with original sketches by Queens artist Gennadyi Gurman. Mr. Gurman is also QBG's Supervising Museum Instructor. This exhibit, in the Gallery of the Visitor & Administration Building is an exploration of life inside repetitive shapes.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2013-03-18 2013-03-18 8:00 am 4:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 06:26:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition, Benjamin Swett: New York City of Trees]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/18/exhibition-benjamin-swett-new-york-city-of-trees http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/18/exhibition-benjamin-swett-new-york-city-of-trees Date: March 18, 2013

The photography exhibition New York City of Trees by Benjamin Swett is on view in the Arsenal Gallery from March 6 through April 26 (Arbor Day and Frederick Law Olmsted’s birthday). Twenty-eight color portraits of trees around the five boroughs take the viewer up close to some of the extraordinary species that grow along the streets and in the parks, cemeteries, gardens, and backyards of the city. On view in the Arsenal Gallery from March 6 through April 26 (Arbor Day and Frederick Law Olmsted’s birthday), the images have been selected from Swett’s forthcoming book New York City of Trees, to be released by the Quantuck Lane Press on March 6.

After working at Parks for thirteen years, Swett left in 2001 to pursue a career as a freelance photographer but continued to photograph New York City’s urban forest, fascinated by the connections between trees and the city’s history. “We know that trees improve living conditions in cities by filtering and cooling the air, absorbing excess rainwater, and making neighborhoods more attractive,” writes Swett. “But little has been said about the importance of trees as keepers of a city’s past. The aim in taking these pictures—aside from taking the best photographs I could—was to try to bring back into focus an aspect of the city that most people tend to take for granted until something happens to it. The idea has been to remind New Yorkers how much of their own lives and the lives of neighbors these trees quietly contain.”

This project was partially funded through a grant from Furthermore: a program of the J.M. Kaplan Fund, with additional support from the City Parks Foundation.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-03-18 2013-03-18 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5115428d3278a.jpg Wed, 16 Apr 2014 06:26:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Mad. Sq. Art: Sandra Gibson & Luis Recoder Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/18/mad-sq-art-sandra-gibson-luis-recoder-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/18/mad-sq-art-sandra-gibson-luis-recoder-exhibition Date: March 18, 2013

Madison Square Park Conservancy’s Mad. Sq. Art announces a new installation to inaugurate the spring 2013 season: Topsy-Turvy: A Camera Obscura Installation (2013) by New York-based artists Sandra Gibson and Luis Recoder. On view from March 1 – April 5, 2013, Topsy-Turvy will reimagine one of the world’s oldest moving image devices into a life-sized 10-foot by 10-foot structure. Park visitors will be able to enter the interactive, large-scale installation, which will utilize the physical properties of light to capture images of the surrounding Flatiron District in real time. This centuries-old artistic medium will alter how visitors experience the park and engage with the various elements of New York City’s urban landscape through a new and exciting lens.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 538-1884

Location: Southern End (in Madison Square Park)

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M052 Madison Square Park 2013-03-18 2013-03-18 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.741, -73.9883 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/510199a071f39.jpg Wed, 16 Apr 2014 06:26:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Community Environmental Center EcoHouse]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/18/community-environmental-center-ecohouse http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/18/community-environmental-center-ecohouse Date: March 18, 2013

The Community Environmental Center EcoHouse, a mobile, free, environmental education exhibit, will be at storm-damaged Inwood Hill Park through April 5. Fun as well as educational, the EcoHouse is an ideal experience for both youngsters and their parents. Wall signs explain all the displays, but to really get the full EcoHouse effect, listen to CEC’s expert guides, or bring your cell or smart phone and listen to the audio guide.

Hours are Mondays through Fridays, 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. for school groups; and 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. and Saturday, 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., for the general public (But walk-ins are welcome at any time!). For more information about how to visit the EcoHouse, or to arrange a group tour, contact Katherine Gloede, kgloede@cecenter.org.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Park entrance at 218th Street & Indian Road (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2013-03-18 2013-03-18 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.8729, -73.9186 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/514351473dcae.jpg Wed, 16 Apr 2014 06:26:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Street Types: Turn of the Century Portraiture By Alice Austen]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/18/street-types-turn-of-the-century-portraiture-by-alice-austen http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/18/street-types-turn-of-the-century-portraiture-by-alice-austen Date: March 18, 2013

This show explores the portraits Alice Austen made on the streets of Manhattan at the turn of the last century. Her curious work captured the faces of New York City’s working class, as the population exploded with an influx of new immigrants, hoping to find the American Dream.
The Alice Austen House Museum is accessible to wheelchair users. There is a wheelchair ramp located in the rear of the museum.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-4506

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

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R117 Alice Austen Park 2013-03-18 2013-03-18 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.6146, -74.0631 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 06:26:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/18/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/18/bryant-park-juggling Date: March 18, 2013

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-03-18 2013-03-18 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 06:26:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Cross-Park Promenade]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/18/crosspark-promenade http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/18/crosspark-promenade Date: March 18, 2013

Join us for a tour through Central Park in which you will see a hidden bench that tells time, miniature boats powered by the wind, a magnificent sculpture celebrating fresh water, and much more!

Groups of seven or more people should call (212) 360-2726 or email tours@centralparknyc.org to schedule a custom tour.

Accessibility level: Easy to negotiate; paths and few stairs - mostly accessible to people with disabilities.

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 1:45 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0210

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

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M010 Central Park 2013-03-18 2013-03-18 12:30 pm 1:45 pm 40.7725, -73.967 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 06:26:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/19/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/19/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: March 19, 2013

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

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

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2013-03-19 2013-03-19 7:30 am 8:30 pm 40.8606, -73.9338 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 06:26:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Repetition in Design]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/19/repetition-in-design http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/19/repetition-in-design Date: March 19, 2013

A series of oil paintings on canvas along with original sketches by Queens artist Gennadyi Gurman. Mr. Gurman is also QBG's Supervising Museum Instructor. This exhibit, in the Gallery of the Visitor & Administration Building is an exploration of life inside repetitive shapes.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2013-03-19 2013-03-19 8:00 am 4:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 06:26:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition, Benjamin Swett: New York City of Trees]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/19/exhibition-benjamin-swett-new-york-city-of-trees http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/19/exhibition-benjamin-swett-new-york-city-of-trees Date: March 19, 2013

The photography exhibition New York City of Trees by Benjamin Swett is on view in the Arsenal Gallery from March 6 through April 26 (Arbor Day and Frederick Law Olmsted’s birthday). Twenty-eight color portraits of trees around the five boroughs take the viewer up close to some of the extraordinary species that grow along the streets and in the parks, cemeteries, gardens, and backyards of the city. On view in the Arsenal Gallery from March 6 through April 26 (Arbor Day and Frederick Law Olmsted’s birthday), the images have been selected from Swett’s forthcoming book New York City of Trees, to be released by the Quantuck Lane Press on March 6.

After working at Parks for thirteen years, Swett left in 2001 to pursue a career as a freelance photographer but continued to photograph New York City’s urban forest, fascinated by the connections between trees and the city’s history. “We know that trees improve living conditions in cities by filtering and cooling the air, absorbing excess rainwater, and making neighborhoods more attractive,” writes Swett. “But little has been said about the importance of trees as keepers of a city’s past. The aim in taking these pictures—aside from taking the best photographs I could—was to try to bring back into focus an aspect of the city that most people tend to take for granted until something happens to it. The idea has been to remind New Yorkers how much of their own lives and the lives of neighbors these trees quietly contain.”

This project was partially funded through a grant from Furthermore: a program of the J.M. Kaplan Fund, with additional support from the City Parks Foundation.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-03-19 2013-03-19 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5115428d3278a.jpg Wed, 16 Apr 2014 06:26:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Living In Sequence Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/19/living-in-sequence-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/19/living-in-sequence-exhibition Date: March 19, 2013

Living in Sequence is a comic book exhibition celebrating Poe Park's place in comic history. Bob Kane, Bill Finger and Jerry Robinson once created Batman, Robin and the Joker while sitting on a park bench in Poe Park. Living in Sequence will take you on a journey from the golden age of comics through today, demonstrating how the American art form of comics still thrives in the Bronx.

Artists works on display: Shawn Atkinson, Chris Duckett, Trevor Von Eeden, Will Eisner, Ray Felix, Corey F. Godwell, Dmitry Gubin, Hal Foster, N. Steve Harris, Irwin Hasen, Jack Kirby, Carl Kent, Alitha E Martinez, Regine Sawyer, Jerry Robinson, Vanessa Verduga and Roberto Williams.

Due to popular demand, Living In Sequence has been extended to March 30, 2013.

Closing reception is Saturday, March 30, 2013, from 1pm-5pm

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2013-03-19 2013-03-19 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51128630745bc.JPG Wed, 16 Apr 2014 06:26:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Mad. Sq. Art: Sandra Gibson & Luis Recoder Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/19/mad-sq-art-sandra-gibson-luis-recoder-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/19/mad-sq-art-sandra-gibson-luis-recoder-exhibition Date: March 19, 2013

Madison Square Park Conservancy’s Mad. Sq. Art announces a new installation to inaugurate the spring 2013 season: Topsy-Turvy: A Camera Obscura Installation (2013) by New York-based artists Sandra Gibson and Luis Recoder. On view from March 1 – April 5, 2013, Topsy-Turvy will reimagine one of the world’s oldest moving image devices into a life-sized 10-foot by 10-foot structure. Park visitors will be able to enter the interactive, large-scale installation, which will utilize the physical properties of light to capture images of the surrounding Flatiron District in real time. This centuries-old artistic medium will alter how visitors experience the park and engage with the various elements of New York City’s urban landscape through a new and exciting lens.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 538-1884

Location: Southern End (in Madison Square Park)

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M052 Madison Square Park 2013-03-19 2013-03-19 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.741, -73.9883 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/510199a071f39.jpg Wed, 16 Apr 2014 06:26:59 EDT
<![CDATA[The Orchid Show at The New York Botanical Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/19/the-orchid-show-at-the-new-york-botanical-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/19/the-orchid-show-at-the-new-york-botanical-garden Date: March 19, 2013

Beginning March 2, The Orchid Show dramatically transforms The New York Botanical Garden’s landmark Enid A. Haupt Conservatory into a lush rain forest. Each year, the eagerly anticipated exhibition displays thousands of orchids in the country’s largest curated show featuring orchids. This year, the exhibition is designed by the Botanical Garden’s own Francisca Coelho, Vivian and Edward Merrin Vice President for Glasshouses and Exhibitions.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 817-8700

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2013-03-19 2013-03-19 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/511bfc0297cbb.JPG Wed, 16 Apr 2014 06:26:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Community Environmental Center EcoHouse]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/19/community-environmental-center-ecohouse http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/19/community-environmental-center-ecohouse Date: March 19, 2013

The Community Environmental Center EcoHouse, a mobile, free, environmental education exhibit, will be at storm-damaged Inwood Hill Park through April 5. Fun as well as educational, the EcoHouse is an ideal experience for both youngsters and their parents. Wall signs explain all the displays, but to really get the full EcoHouse effect, listen to CEC’s expert guides, or bring your cell or smart phone and listen to the audio guide.

Hours are Mondays through Fridays, 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. for school groups; and 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. and Saturday, 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., for the general public (But walk-ins are welcome at any time!). For more information about how to visit the EcoHouse, or to arrange a group tour, contact Katherine Gloede, kgloede@cecenter.org.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Park entrance at 218th Street & Indian Road (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2013-03-19 2013-03-19 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.8729, -73.9186 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/514351473dcae.jpg Wed, 16 Apr 2014 06:26:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Street Types: Turn of the Century Portraiture By Alice Austen]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/19/street-types-turn-of-the-century-portraiture-by-alice-austen http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/19/street-types-turn-of-the-century-portraiture-by-alice-austen Date: March 19, 2013

This show explores the portraits Alice Austen made on the streets of Manhattan at the turn of the last century. Her curious work captured the faces of New York City’s working class, as the population exploded with an influx of new immigrants, hoping to find the American Dream.
The Alice Austen House Museum is accessible to wheelchair users. There is a wheelchair ramp located in the rear of the museum.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-4506

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

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R117 Alice Austen Park 2013-03-19 2013-03-19 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.6146, -74.0631 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 06:26:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/19/bryant-park-juggling1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/19/bryant-park-juggling1 Date: March 19, 2013

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-03-19 2013-03-19 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 06:26:59 EDT
<![CDATA[West Side Stories]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/19/west-side-stories http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/19/west-side-stories Date: March 19, 2013

Walk through a scenic area on the western edge of the Park, much of which is off the beaten track for most visitors. See rolling meadows, lake views, bridges of different styles, and a garden with flowers and plants mentioned by Shakespeare.

Groups of seven or more people should call (212) 360-2726 or email tours@centralparknyc.org to schedule a custom tour.

Accessibility level: Moderate inclines and stairs, paths clear and negotiable - only parts accessible to people with disabilities.

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0210

Location: 81st Street and Central Park West (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-03-19 2013-03-19 12:30 pm 1:30 pm 40.782, -73.9714 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 06:26:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/19/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/19/bryant-park-juggling Date: March 19, 2013

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

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-03-19 2013-03-19 5:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 06:26:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Repetition in Design]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/20/repetition-in-design http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/20/repetition-in-design Date: March 20, 2013

A series of oil paintings on canvas along with original sketches by Queens artist Gennadyi Gurman. Mr. Gurman is also QBG's Supervising Museum Instructor. This exhibit, in the Gallery of the Visitor & Administration Building is an exploration of life inside repetitive shapes.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2013-03-20 2013-03-20 8:00 am 4:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 06:26:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition, Benjamin Swett: New York City of Trees]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/20/exhibition-benjamin-swett-new-york-city-of-trees http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/20/exhibition-benjamin-swett-new-york-city-of-trees Date: March 20, 2013

The photography exhibition New York City of Trees by Benjamin Swett is on view in the Arsenal Gallery from March 6 through April 26 (Arbor Day and Frederick Law Olmsted’s birthday). Twenty-eight color portraits of trees around the five boroughs take the viewer up close to some of the extraordinary species that grow along the streets and in the parks, cemeteries, gardens, and backyards of the city. On view in the Arsenal Gallery from March 6 through April 26 (Arbor Day and Frederick Law Olmsted’s birthday), the images have been selected from Swett’s forthcoming book New York City of Trees, to be released by the Quantuck Lane Press on March 6.

After working at Parks for thirteen years, Swett left in 2001 to pursue a career as a freelance photographer but continued to photograph New York City’s urban forest, fascinated by the connections between trees and the city’s history. “We know that trees improve living conditions in cities by filtering and cooling the air, absorbing excess rainwater, and making neighborhoods more attractive,” writes Swett. “But little has been said about the importance of trees as keepers of a city’s past. The aim in taking these pictures—aside from taking the best photographs I could—was to try to bring back into focus an aspect of the city that most people tend to take for granted until something happens to it. The idea has been to remind New Yorkers how much of their own lives and the lives of neighbors these trees quietly contain.”

This project was partially funded through a grant from Furthermore: a program of the J.M. Kaplan Fund, with additional support from the City Parks Foundation.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-03-20 2013-03-20 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5115428d3278a.jpg Wed, 16 Apr 2014 06:26:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Living In Sequence Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/20/living-in-sequence-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/20/living-in-sequence-exhibition Date: March 20, 2013

Living in Sequence is a comic book exhibition celebrating Poe Park's place in comic history. Bob Kane, Bill Finger and Jerry Robinson once created Batman, Robin and the Joker while sitting on a park bench in Poe Park. Living in Sequence will take you on a journey from the golden age of comics through today, demonstrating how the American art form of comics still thrives in the Bronx.

Artists works on display: Shawn Atkinson, Chris Duckett, Trevor Von Eeden, Will Eisner, Ray Felix, Corey F. Godwell, Dmitry Gubin, Hal Foster, N. Steve Harris, Irwin Hasen, Jack Kirby, Carl Kent, Alitha E Martinez, Regine Sawyer, Jerry Robinson, Vanessa Verduga and Roberto Williams.

Due to popular demand, Living In Sequence has been extended to March 30, 2013.

Closing reception is Saturday, March 30, 2013, from 1pm-5pm

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2013-03-20 2013-03-20 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51128630745bc.JPG Wed, 16 Apr 2014 06:26:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Greenbelt Tree Tots]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/20/greenbelt-tree-tots http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/20/greenbelt-tree-tots Date: March 20, 2013

Join us for a dynamic exploration of the wonders of the forest. Throught hands-on activities, observations, finger plays, games, and stories, children will become familiar with the sights and sounds of the forest. The program will take place indoors and ouddors [weather permitting] for 3 and 4 year olds and their caregiver.Registration required. Space is limited.

Start time: 9:45 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone: 718-351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2013-03-20 2013-03-20 9:45 am 10:30 am 40.5884, -74.1391 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 06:26:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Mad. Sq. Art: Sandra Gibson & Luis Recoder Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/20/mad-sq-art-sandra-gibson-luis-recoder-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/20/mad-sq-art-sandra-gibson-luis-recoder-exhibition Date: March 20, 2013

Madison Square Park Conservancy’s Mad. Sq. Art announces a new installation to inaugurate the spring 2013 season: Topsy-Turvy: A Camera Obscura Installation (2013) by New York-based artists Sandra Gibson and Luis Recoder. On view from March 1 – April 5, 2013, Topsy-Turvy will reimagine one of the world’s oldest moving image devices into a life-sized 10-foot by 10-foot structure. Park visitors will be able to enter the interactive, large-scale installation, which will utilize the physical properties of light to capture images of the surrounding Flatiron District in real time. This centuries-old artistic medium will alter how visitors experience the park and engage with the various elements of New York City’s urban landscape through a new and exciting lens.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 538-1884

Location: Southern End (in Madison Square Park)

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M052 Madison Square Park 2013-03-20 2013-03-20 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.741, -73.9883 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/510199a071f39.jpg Wed, 16 Apr 2014 06:26:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Woodland Discovery Kit in Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/20/woodland-discovery-kit-in-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/20/woodland-discovery-kit-in-central-park Date: March 20, 2013

Visit The Wild Garden: Discovering Central Park Woodlands exhibit and start exploring the North Woods on your own by borrowing a North Woods Discovery Kit stocked with binoculars, a hand lens, and flora/fauna guides. Accompanying adult with valid ID required. Purchase an optional Discovery Journal for $2 for a one-of-a-kind woodland adventure. Recommended for ages 8 – 12.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2013-03-20 2013-03-20 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7968, -73.9515 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 06:26:59 EDT
<![CDATA[The Wild Garden: Discovering Central Park Woodlands Exhibit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/20/the-wild-garden-discovering-central-park-woodlands-exhibit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/20/the-wild-garden-discovering-central-park-woodlands-exhibit Date: March 20, 2013

Use this hands-on exhibit to illuminate the history, ecology, and management of the woodlands and learn why these landscapes are so essential to the purpose of Central Park. The exhibit includes a digital interactive app highlighting historic photos and revealing hidden features. Exhibit introductions are available by appointment for groups of 10 or more; call (212) 860-1370 for more information.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2013-03-20 2013-03-20 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7968, -73.9515 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 06:26:59 EDT
<![CDATA[The Orchid Show at The New York Botanical Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/20/the-orchid-show-at-the-new-york-botanical-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/20/the-orchid-show-at-the-new-york-botanical-garden Date: March 20, 2013

Beginning March 2, The Orchid Show dramatically transforms The New York Botanical Garden’s landmark Enid A. Haupt Conservatory into a lush rain forest. Each year, the eagerly anticipated exhibition displays thousands of orchids in the country’s largest curated show featuring orchids. This year, the exhibition is designed by the Botanical Garden’s own Francisca Coelho, Vivian and Edward Merrin Vice President for Glasshouses and Exhibitions.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 817-8700

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2013-03-20 2013-03-20 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/511bfc0297cbb.JPG Wed, 16 Apr 2014 06:26:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Community Environmental Center EcoHouse]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/20/community-environmental-center-ecohouse http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/20/community-environmental-center-ecohouse Date: March 20, 2013

The Community Environmental Center EcoHouse, a mobile, free, environmental education exhibit, will be at storm-damaged Inwood Hill Park through April 5. Fun as well as educational, the EcoHouse is an ideal experience for both youngsters and their parents. Wall signs explain all the displays, but to really get the full EcoHouse effect, listen to CEC’s expert guides, or bring your cell or smart phone and listen to the audio guide.

Hours are Mondays through Fridays, 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. for school groups; and 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. and Saturday, 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., for the general public (But walk-ins are welcome at any time!). For more information about how to visit the EcoHouse, or to arrange a group tour, contact Katherine Gloede, kgloede@cecenter.org.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Park entrance at 218th Street & Indian Road (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2013-03-20 2013-03-20 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.8729, -73.9186 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/514351473dcae.jpg Wed, 16 Apr 2014 06:26:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Greenbelt Peepers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/20/greenbelt-peepers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/20/greenbelt-peepers Date: March 20, 2013

Join us for a dynamic exploration of the wonders of the forest. Throught hands-on activities, observations, finger plays, games, and stories, children will become familiar with the sights and sounds of the forest. The program will take place indoors and ouddors [weather permitting] for 3 and 4 year olds and their caregiver.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: 718-351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2013-03-20 2013-03-20 11:00 am 11:30 am 40.5884, -74.1391 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 06:26:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Street Types: Turn of the Century Portraiture By Alice Austen]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/20/street-types-turn-of-the-century-portraiture-by-alice-austen http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/20/street-types-turn-of-the-century-portraiture-by-alice-austen Date: March 20, 2013

This show explores the portraits Alice Austen made on the streets of Manhattan at the turn of the last century. Her curious work captured the faces of New York City’s working class, as the population exploded with an influx of new immigrants, hoping to find the American Dream.
The Alice Austen House Museum is accessible to wheelchair users. There is a wheelchair ramp located in the rear of the museum.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-4506

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

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R117 Alice Austen Park 2013-03-20 2013-03-20 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.6146, -74.0631 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 06:26:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/20/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/20/bryant-park-juggling Date: March 20, 2013

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-03-20 2013-03-20 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 06:26:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Spring Equinox Day Special: Cross-Park Promenade]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/20/spring-equinox-day-special-crosspark-promenade http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/20/spring-equinox-day-special-crosspark-promenade Date: March 20, 2013

Join us for a tour through Central Park in which you will see a hidden bench that tells time, miniature boats powered by the wind, a magnificent sculpture celebrating fresh water, and much more!

Groups of seven or more people should call (212) 360-2726 or email tours@centralparknyc.org to schedule a custom tour.

Accessibility level: Easy to negotiate; paths and few stairs - mostly accessible to people with disabilities.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0210

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

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M010 Central Park 2013-03-20 2013-03-20 1:00 pm 2:15 pm 40.7725, -73.967 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 06:26:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun Series: Wonder Women! The Untold Story of American Superheroines]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/20/arts-culture-fun-series-wonder-women-the-untold-story-of-american-superheroines http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/20/arts-culture-fun-series-wonder-women-the-untold-story-of-american-superheroines Date: March 20, 2013

Comic books have been a staple of American popular culture since the 1920s, but their popularity soared when the adventures of superheroes began filling their pages in the late 1930s. For a population coming out of the Great Depression, comic book superheroes provided a much-needed boost to the spirits. Overwhelmingly, these action heroes were men — until 1941,when a female superhero arrived on the scene and captured the imagination like no others before her. She was Wonder Woman, and Wonder Women! tells the story of her creation and her enduring popularity as a role model and feminist icon. Wonder Woman was created by William Moulton Marston, a Harvard-educated lawyer and psychologist.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 276-8686

Location: Roy Wilkins Recreation Center

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Q448 Roy Wilkins Recreation Center 2013-03-20 2013-03-20 6:00 pm 7:30 pm 40.6881, -73.7701 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 06:26:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/21/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/21/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: March 21, 2013

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

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

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2013-03-21 2013-03-21 7:30 am 8:30 pm 40.8606, -73.9338 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 06:26:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Repetition in Design]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/21/repetition-in-design http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/21/repetition-in-design Date: March 21, 2013

A series of oil paintings on canvas along with original sketches by Queens artist Gennadyi Gurman. Mr. Gurman is also QBG's Supervising Museum Instructor. This exhibit, in the Gallery of the Visitor & Administration Building is an exploration of life inside repetitive shapes.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2013-03-21 2013-03-21 8:00 am 4:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 06:26:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition, Benjamin Swett: New York City of Trees]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/21/exhibition-benjamin-swett-new-york-city-of-trees http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/21/exhibition-benjamin-swett-new-york-city-of-trees Date: March 21, 2013

The photography exhibition New York City of Trees by Benjamin Swett is on view in the Arsenal Gallery from March 6 through April 26 (Arbor Day and Frederick Law Olmsted’s birthday). Twenty-eight color portraits of trees around the five boroughs take the viewer up close to some of the extraordinary species that grow along the streets and in the parks, cemeteries, gardens, and backyards of the city. On view in the Arsenal Gallery from March 6 through April 26 (Arbor Day and Frederick Law Olmsted’s birthday), the images have been selected from Swett’s forthcoming book New York City of Trees, to be released by the Quantuck Lane Press on March 6.

After working at Parks for thirteen years, Swett left in 2001 to pursue a career as a freelance photographer but continued to photograph New York City’s urban forest, fascinated by the connections between trees and the city’s history. “We know that trees improve living conditions in cities by filtering and cooling the air, absorbing excess rainwater, and making neighborhoods more attractive,” writes Swett. “But little has been said about the importance of trees as keepers of a city’s past. The aim in taking these pictures—aside from taking the best photographs I could—was to try to bring back into focus an aspect of the city that most people tend to take for granted until something happens to it. The idea has been to remind New Yorkers how much of their own lives and the lives of neighbors these trees quietly contain.”

This project was partially funded through a grant from Furthermore: a program of the J.M. Kaplan Fund, with additional support from the City Parks Foundation.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-03-21 2013-03-21 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5115428d3278a.jpg Wed, 16 Apr 2014 06:26:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Living In Sequence Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/21/living-in-sequence-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/21/living-in-sequence-exhibition Date: March 21, 2013

Living in Sequence is a comic book exhibition celebrating Poe Park's place in comic history. Bob Kane, Bill Finger and Jerry Robinson once created Batman, Robin and the Joker while sitting on a park bench in Poe Park. Living in Sequence will take you on a journey from the golden age of comics through today, demonstrating how the American art form of comics still thrives in the Bronx.

Artists works on display: Shawn Atkinson, Chris Duckett, Trevor Von Eeden, Will Eisner, Ray Felix, Corey F. Godwell, Dmitry Gubin, Hal Foster, N. Steve Harris, Irwin Hasen, Jack Kirby, Carl Kent, Alitha E Martinez, Regine Sawyer, Jerry Robinson, Vanessa Verduga and Roberto Williams.

Due to popular demand, Living In Sequence has been extended to March 30, 2013.

Closing reception is Saturday, March 30, 2013, from 1pm-5pm

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2013-03-21 2013-03-21 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51128630745bc.JPG Wed, 16 Apr 2014 06:26:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Stretching, Toning, and Relaxation at the Poe Visitor Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/21/craniosacral-relaxation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/21/craniosacral-relaxation Date: March 21, 2013

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

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

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2013-03-21 2013-03-21 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 06:26:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Greenbelt Tree Tots]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/21/greenbelt-tree-tots http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/21/greenbelt-tree-tots Date: March 21, 2013

Join us for a dynamic exploration of the wonders of the forest. Through hands-on activities, observations, finger plays, games, and stories, children will become familiar with the sights and sounds of the forest. The program will take place indoors and ouddors [weather permitting] for 3 and 4 year olds and their caregiver.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 10:45 am

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2013-03-21 2013-03-21 10:00 am 10:45 am 40.5884, -74.1391 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 06:26:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Mad. Sq. Art: Sandra Gibson & Luis Recoder Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/21/mad-sq-art-sandra-gibson-luis-recoder-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/21/mad-sq-art-sandra-gibson-luis-recoder-exhibition Date: March 21, 2013

Madison Square Park Conservancy’s Mad. Sq. Art announces a new installation to inaugurate the spring 2013 season: Topsy-Turvy: A Camera Obscura Installation (2013) by New York-based artists Sandra Gibson and Luis Recoder. On view from March 1 – April 5, 2013, Topsy-Turvy will reimagine one of the world’s oldest moving image devices into a life-sized 10-foot by 10-foot structure. Park visitors will be able to enter the interactive, large-scale installation, which will utilize the physical properties of light to capture images of the surrounding Flatiron District in real time. This centuries-old artistic medium will alter how visitors experience the park and engage with the various elements of New York City’s urban landscape through a new and exciting lens.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 538-1884

Location: Southern End (in Madison Square Park)

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M052 Madison Square Park 2013-03-21 2013-03-21 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.741, -73.9883 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/510199a071f39.jpg Wed, 16 Apr 2014 06:26:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Woodland Discovery Kit in Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/21/woodland-discovery-kit-in-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/21/woodland-discovery-kit-in-central-park Date: March 21, 2013

Visit The Wild Garden: Discovering Central Park Woodlands exhibit and start exploring the North Woods on your own by borrowing a North Woods Discovery Kit stocked with binoculars, a hand lens, and flora/fauna guides. Accompanying adult with valid ID required. Purchase an optional Discovery Journal for $2 for a one-of-a-kind woodland adventure. Recommended for ages 8 – 12.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2013-03-21 2013-03-21 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7968, -73.9515 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 06:26:59 EDT
<![CDATA[The Wild Garden: Discovering Central Park Woodlands Exhibit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/21/the-wild-garden-discovering-central-park-woodlands-exhibit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/21/the-wild-garden-discovering-central-park-woodlands-exhibit Date: March 21, 2013

Use this hands-on exhibit to illuminate the history, ecology, and management of the woodlands and learn why these landscapes are so essential to the purpose of Central Park. The exhibit includes a digital interactive app highlighting historic photos and revealing hidden features. Exhibit introductions are available by appointment for groups of 10 or more; call (212) 860-1370 for more information.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2013-03-21 2013-03-21 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7968, -73.9515 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 06:26:59 EDT
<![CDATA[The Orchid Show at The New York Botanical Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/21/the-orchid-show-at-the-new-york-botanical-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/21/the-orchid-show-at-the-new-york-botanical-garden Date: March 21, 2013

Beginning March 2, The Orchid Show dramatically transforms The New York Botanical Garden’s landmark Enid A. Haupt Conservatory into a lush rain forest. Each year, the eagerly anticipated exhibition displays thousands of orchids in the country’s largest curated show featuring orchids. This year, the exhibition is designed by the Botanical Garden’s own Francisca Coelho, Vivian and Edward Merrin Vice President for Glasshouses and Exhibitions.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 817-8700

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2013-03-21 2013-03-21 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/511bfc0297cbb.JPG Wed, 16 Apr 2014 06:26:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Community Environmental Center EcoHouse]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/21/community-environmental-center-ecohouse http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/21/community-environmental-center-ecohouse Date: March 21, 2013

The Community Environmental Center EcoHouse, a mobile, free, environmental education exhibit, will be at storm-damaged Inwood Hill Park through April 5. Fun as well as educational, the EcoHouse is an ideal experience for both youngsters and their parents. Wall signs explain all the displays, but to really get the full EcoHouse effect, listen to CEC’s expert guides, or bring your cell or smart phone and listen to the audio guide.

Hours are Mondays through Fridays, 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. for school groups; and 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. and Saturday, 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., for the general public (But walk-ins are welcome at any time!). For more information about how to visit the EcoHouse, or to arrange a group tour, contact Katherine Gloede, kgloede@cecenter.org.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Park entrance at 218th Street & Indian Road (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2013-03-21 2013-03-21 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.8729, -73.9186 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/514351473dcae.jpg Wed, 16 Apr 2014 06:26:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Street Types: Turn of the Century Portraiture By Alice Austen]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/21/street-types-turn-of-the-century-portraiture-by-alice-austen http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/21/street-types-turn-of-the-century-portraiture-by-alice-austen Date: March 21, 2013

This show explores the portraits Alice Austen made on the streets of Manhattan at the turn of the last century. Her curious work captured the faces of New York City’s working class, as the population exploded with an influx of new immigrants, hoping to find the American Dream.
The Alice Austen House Museum is accessible to wheelchair users. There is a wheelchair ramp located in the rear of the museum.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-4506

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

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R117 Alice Austen Park 2013-03-21 2013-03-21 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.6146, -74.0631 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 06:26:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/21/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/21/bryant-park-juggling Date: March 21, 2013

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-03-21 2013-03-21 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 06:26:59 EDT
<![CDATA[A Road Once Traveled]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/21/a-road-once-traveled http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/21/a-road-once-traveled Date: March 21, 2013

Holding the Park's northern highlands was key in the American Revolution and the War of 1812 because armies could see their enemies sail down the East River and approach. History buffs will love this tour of the Harlem Meer and its strategic environs.

Groups of seven or more people should call (212) 360-2726 or email tours@centralparknyc.org to schedule a custom tour.

Accessibility level: Hilly, stairs, and a few Park-related obstacles to negotiate - not recommended for people with disabilities.

Start time: 12:30 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 2013-03-21 2013-03-21 12:30 pm 1:30 pm 40.7968, -73.9515 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 06:26:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Spring Fun Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/21/spring-fun-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/21/spring-fun-day Date: March 21, 2013

Join us at Greenbelt Recreation Center for various activities including crafts, face painting, egg coloring, games, dancing, a Zumba session for kids, characters and more!

Parents - Don't forget your camera!

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 667-3545

Location: Greenbelt Recreation Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2013-03-21 2013-03-21 1:30 pm 5:30 pm 40.5926, -74.1358 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 06:26:59 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Arts, Culture & Fun Series: Wonder Women! The Untold Story of American Superheroines.]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/21/arts-culture-fun-series-wonder-women-the-untold-story-of-american-superheroines http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/21/arts-culture-fun-series-wonder-women-the-untold-story-of-american-superheroines Date: March 21, 2013

The film Wonder Women! The Untold Story of American Superheroines traces the fascinating evolution and legacy of Wonder Woman. From the birth of the comic book superheroine in the 1940s to the blockbusters of today, Wonder Women! looks at how popular representations of powerful women often reflect society's anxieties about women's liberation.

The event has been cancelled.

Start time: 4:30 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 353-7853

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

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2013-03-21 2013-03-21 4:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8344 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 06:26:59 EDT
<![CDATA[World Water Day: Harlem Meer Social Hour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/21/world-water-day-harlem-meer-social-hour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/21/world-water-day-harlem-meer-social-hour Date: March 21, 2013

Celebrate World Water Day with the Conservancy! Learn how Riverkeeper, New York's clean water advocacy group, works to protect our water resources, and how the Conservancy plays a vital role in keeping the Park's seven water bodies maintained, providing a healthy Park habitat for all to enjoy! Ages 18+

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-1461

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

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M010 Central Park 2013-03-21 2013-03-21 6:30 pm 8:00 pm 40.7968, -73.9515 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 06:26:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Spring Peepers with the National Park Service]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/21/spring-peepers-with-the-national-park-service http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/21/spring-peepers-with-the-national-park-service Date: March 21, 2013

Celebrate the first full day of spring with the spring peeper chorus! Join a National Park Ranger to discover these tiny but fascinating tree frogs on a stroll to Big John’s Pond. Evening will begin with a short indoor presentation at the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge Contact Station. Bring a flashlight.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 354-4606

Location: Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center (in Jamaica Bay Park)

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Q309 Jamaica Bay Park 2013-03-21 2013-03-21 6:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.619, -73.8264 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/512fc33c0ac76.jpg Wed, 16 Apr 2014 06:26:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Repetition in Design]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/22/repetition-in-design http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/22/repetition-in-design Date: March 22, 2013

A series of oil paintings on canvas along with original sketches by Queens artist Gennadyi Gurman. Mr. Gurman is also QBG's Supervising Museum Instructor. This exhibit, in the Gallery of the Visitor & Administration Building is an exploration of life inside repetitive shapes.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2013-03-22 2013-03-22 8:00 am 4:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 06:26:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition, Benjamin Swett: New York City of Trees]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/22/exhibition-benjamin-swett-new-york-city-of-trees http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/22/exhibition-benjamin-swett-new-york-city-of-trees Date: March 22, 2013

The photography exhibition New York City of Trees by Benjamin Swett is on view in the Arsenal Gallery from March 6 through April 26 (Arbor Day and Frederick Law Olmsted’s birthday). Twenty-eight color portraits of trees around the five boroughs take the viewer up close to some of the extraordinary species that grow along the streets and in the parks, cemeteries, gardens, and backyards of the city. On view in the Arsenal Gallery from March 6 through April 26 (Arbor Day and Frederick Law Olmsted’s birthday), the images have been selected from Swett’s forthcoming book New York City of Trees, to be released by the Quantuck Lane Press on March 6.

After working at Parks for thirteen years, Swett left in 2001 to pursue a career as a freelance photographer but continued to photograph New York City’s urban forest, fascinated by the connections between trees and the city’s history. “We know that trees improve living conditions in cities by filtering and cooling the air, absorbing excess rainwater, and making neighborhoods more attractive,” writes Swett. “But little has been said about the importance of trees as keepers of a city’s past. The aim in taking these pictures—aside from taking the best photographs I could—was to try to bring back into focus an aspect of the city that most people tend to take for granted until something happens to it. The idea has been to remind New Yorkers how much of their own lives and the lives of neighbors these trees quietly contain.”

This project was partially funded through a grant from Furthermore: a program of the J.M. Kaplan Fund, with additional support from the City Parks Foundation.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-03-22 2013-03-22 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5115428d3278a.jpg Wed, 16 Apr 2014 06:26:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Living In Sequence Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/22/living-in-sequence-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/22/living-in-sequence-exhibition Date: March 22, 2013

Living in Sequence is a comic book exhibition celebrating Poe Park's place in comic history. Bob Kane, Bill Finger and Jerry Robinson once created Batman, Robin and the Joker while sitting on a park bench in Poe Park. Living in Sequence will take you on a journey from the golden age of comics through today, demonstrating how the American art form of comics still thrives in the Bronx.

Artists works on display: Shawn Atkinson, Chris Duckett, Trevor Von Eeden, Will Eisner, Ray Felix, Corey F. Godwell, Dmitry Gubin, Hal Foster, N. Steve Harris, Irwin Hasen, Jack Kirby, Carl Kent, Alitha E Martinez, Regine Sawyer, Jerry Robinson, Vanessa Verduga and Roberto Williams.

Due to popular demand, Living In Sequence has been extended to March 30, 2013.

Closing reception is Saturday, March 30, 2013, from 1pm-5pm

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2013-03-22 2013-03-22 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51128630745bc.JPG Wed, 16 Apr 2014 06:26:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Mad. Sq. Art: Sandra Gibson & Luis Recoder Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/22/mad-sq-art-sandra-gibson-luis-recoder-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/22/mad-sq-art-sandra-gibson-luis-recoder-exhibition Date: March 22, 2013

Madison Square Park Conservancy’s Mad. Sq. Art announces a new installation to inaugurate the spring 2013 season: Topsy-Turvy: A Camera Obscura Installation (2013) by New York-based artists Sandra Gibson and Luis Recoder. On view from March 1 – April 5, 2013, Topsy-Turvy will reimagine one of the world’s oldest moving image devices into a life-sized 10-foot by 10-foot structure. Park visitors will be able to enter the interactive, large-scale installation, which will utilize the physical properties of light to capture images of the surrounding Flatiron District in real time. This centuries-old artistic medium will alter how visitors experience the park and engage with the various elements of New York City’s urban landscape through a new and exciting lens.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 538-1884

Location: Southern End (in Madison Square Park)

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M052 Madison Square Park 2013-03-22 2013-03-22 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.741, -73.9883 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/510199a071f39.jpg Wed, 16 Apr 2014 06:26:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Woodland Discovery Kit in Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/22/woodland-discovery-kit-in-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/22/woodland-discovery-kit-in-central-park Date: March 22, 2013

Visit The Wild Garden: Discovering Central Park Woodlands exhibit and start exploring the North Woods on your own by borrowing a North Woods Discovery Kit stocked with binoculars, a hand lens, and flora/fauna guides. Accompanying adult with valid ID required. Purchase an optional Discovery Journal for $2 for a one-of-a-kind woodland adventure. Recommended for ages 8 – 12.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2013-03-22 2013-03-22 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7968, -73.9515 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 06:26:59 EDT
<![CDATA[The Wild Garden: Discovering Central Park Woodlands Exhibit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/22/the-wild-garden-discovering-central-park-woodlands-exhibit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/22/the-wild-garden-discovering-central-park-woodlands-exhibit Date: March 22, 2013

Use this hands-on exhibit to illuminate the history, ecology, and management of the woodlands and learn why these landscapes are so essential to the purpose of Central Park. The exhibit includes a digital interactive app highlighting historic photos and revealing hidden features. Exhibit introductions are available by appointment for groups of 10 or more; call (212) 860-1370 for more information.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2013-03-22 2013-03-22 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7968, -73.9515 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 06:26:59 EDT
<![CDATA[The Orchid Show at The New York Botanical Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/22/the-orchid-show-at-the-new-york-botanical-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/22/the-orchid-show-at-the-new-york-botanical-garden Date: March 22, 2013

Beginning March 2, The Orchid Show dramatically transforms The New York Botanical Garden’s landmark Enid A. Haupt Conservatory into a lush rain forest. Each year, the eagerly anticipated exhibition displays thousands of orchids in the country’s largest curated show featuring orchids. This year, the exhibition is designed by the Botanical Garden’s own Francisca Coelho, Vivian and Edward Merrin Vice President for Glasshouses and Exhibitions.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 817-8700

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2013-03-22 2013-03-22 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/511bfc0297cbb.JPG Wed, 16 Apr 2014 06:26:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Community Environmental Center EcoHouse]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/22/community-environmental-center-ecohouse http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/22/community-environmental-center-ecohouse Date: March 22, 2013

The Community Environmental Center EcoHouse, a mobile, free, environmental education exhibit, will be at storm-damaged Inwood Hill Park through April 5. Fun as well as educational, the EcoHouse is an ideal experience for both youngsters and their parents. Wall signs explain all the displays, but to really get the full EcoHouse effect, listen to CEC’s expert guides, or bring your cell or smart phone and listen to the audio guide.

Hours are Mondays through Fridays, 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. for school groups; and 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. and Saturday, 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., for the general public (But walk-ins are welcome at any time!). For more information about how to visit the EcoHouse, or to arrange a group tour, contact Katherine Gloede, kgloede@cecenter.org.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Park entrance at 218th Street & Indian Road (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2013-03-22 2013-03-22 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.8729, -73.9186 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/514351473dcae.jpg Wed, 16 Apr 2014 06:26:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Street Types: Turn of the Century Portraiture By Alice Austen]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/22/street-types-turn-of-the-century-portraiture-by-alice-austen http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/22/street-types-turn-of-the-century-portraiture-by-alice-austen Date: March 22, 2013

This show explores the portraits Alice Austen made on the streets of Manhattan at the turn of the last century. Her curious work captured the faces of New York City’s working class, as the population exploded with an influx of new immigrants, hoping to find the American Dream.
The Alice Austen House Museum is accessible to wheelchair users. There is a wheelchair ramp located in the rear of the museum.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-4506

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

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R117 Alice Austen Park 2013-03-22 2013-03-22 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.6146, -74.0631 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 06:26:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/22/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/22/bryant-park-juggling Date: March 22, 2013

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-03-22 2013-03-22 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 06:26:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Castle and its Kingdom]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/22/castle-and-its-kingdom http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/22/castle-and-its-kingdom Date: March 22, 2013

Take a walk around the lands dominated by Belvedere Castle, situated high on Vista Rock. Visit the 55 acre realm on an eclectic tour of history and nature.

Groups of seven or more people should call (212) 360-2726 or email tours@centralparknyc.org to schedule a custom tour.

Accessibility level: Moderate inclines and stairs, paths clear and negotiable - only parts accessible to people with disabilities.

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0210

Location: Belvedere Castle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-03-22 2013-03-22 12:30 pm 1:30 pm 40.7793, -73.9691 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 06:26:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Van Cortlandt Track Club Saturday Morning Group-Run]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/23/van-cortlandt-track-club-saturday-morning-grouprun http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/23/van-cortlandt-track-club-saturday-morning-grouprun Date: March 23, 2013

Good Morning! Come join the Van Cortlandt Track Club for regular morning group runs through and around the Yonkers-Bronx border in small groups each Saturday morning at 8AM!

We break 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 for breakfast!

Visit www.vctc.org for details & local running tips.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Van Cortlandt Stadium (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2013-03-23 2013-03-23 8:00 am 40.888, -73.8968 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 06:26:59 EDT
<![CDATA[2013 Group Trail Runs High Rock Park in the Greenbelt]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/23/2013-group-trail-runs-high-rock-park-in-the-greenbelt http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/23/2013-group-trail-runs-high-rock-park-in-the-greenbelt Date: March 23, 2013

Join experienced runners from the Staten Island Athletic Club (SIAC) for training runs leading up to the High Rock Challenge Adventure Race.The group will leave at 8 am from the High Rock parking lot. Note that the final distance and resulting route will be determined by the group’s skill and fitness level - everyone is welcome.There is no charge and no reservation requirement. Plan on one hour of running. Please share a ride to High Rock as parking is limited.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: 200 Nevada Avenue (in High Rock Park)

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R088 High Rock Park 2013-03-23 2013-03-23 8:00 am 40.5845, -74.1251 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 06:26:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Bird Walks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/23/bird-walks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/23/bird-walks Date: March 23, 2013

Bird Walks focus on wildlife happenings in the park and are led by NYC Audubon experts or the Urban Park Rangers.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 430-1890

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2013-03-23 2013-03-23 8:00 am 9:30 am 40.8911, -73.894 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 06:26:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Repetition in Design]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/23/repetition-in-design http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/23/repetition-in-design Date: March 23, 2013

A series of oil paintings on canvas along with original sketches by Queens artist Gennadyi Gurman. Mr. Gurman is also QBG's Supervising Museum Instructor. This exhibit, in the Gallery of the Visitor & Administration Building is an exploration of life inside repetitive shapes.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2013-03-23 2013-03-23 8:00 am 4:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 06:26:59 EDT
<![CDATA[29th Annual GreenThumb GrowTogether]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/23/29th-annual-greenthumb-growtogether http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/23/29th-annual-greenthumb-growtogether Date: March 23, 2013

You are invited on March 23 to join thousands of community gardeners and greening professionals from all over New York City for a day of learning, sharing, networking and greening inspiration at the 29th Annual GreenThumb GrowTogether!

GrowTogether 2013 will offer many workshops you may have missed out on in years’ past, like Bees & Beekeeping, Urban Chicken Keeping, and Basics of Community Organizing and will feature favorite workshops from past years, like Seniors Arts and Crafts and Improving your Soil Quality as well as exciting new topics, like A Farmer's Yoga and many hands on workshops for youth gardeners!

Some GrowTogether mainstays will be offering re-branded and new workshops too! Join Eric Thomann for A Garden for All – Building a Community Garden that is Accessible to All People; Maureen O’Brien of the Brooklyn Botanic Garden will be offering a workshop on Growing Powerful Foods; and you might not want to miss Just Food’s Taireina Gilbert’s Putting up in Style: Canning Basics.

Bring your family, friends and colleagues! There will be a children's play area for kids 3 and up as well as 5 workshops for them to enjoy.

Together, we will learn:

  • How to support and become involved in your local community garden
  • Lessons learned/tips/best practices from gardeners/farmers/other professionals with real life experiences
  • How to develop interpersonal skills and how to promote community networking.

Please be sure to share this opportunity with the rest of your garden group and anyone else who might be interested!

Please register below.

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 788-8070

Location: Hostos Community College

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2013-03-23 2013-03-23 8:30 am 4:00 pm 40.8176, -73.9277 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5140a5f6cf598.jpg Wed, 16 Apr 2014 06:26:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Registration Closed: Rockaway Community Park: Coastal Cleanup]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/23/rockaway-community-park-coastal-cleanup http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/23/rockaway-community-park-coastal-cleanup Date: March 23, 2013

This event is now full.

Please join the Natural Areas Volunteers (NAV) in a storm cleanup of Rockaway Community Park's beach. Volunteers will help remove large and small debris from the coastline. Come dressed in sturdy boots or shoes, long pants and clothing that can get dirty. Please meet your NAV Tech lead at the corner of Beach 58th Street & Almeda Avenue. Space is limited. Registration is required for this event.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-3317

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

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Q371 Rockaway Community Park 2013-03-23 2013-03-23 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.5973, -73.7884 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 06:26:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Living In Sequence Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/23/living-in-sequence-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/23/living-in-sequence-exhibition Date: March 23, 2013

Living in Sequence is a comic book exhibition celebrating Poe Park's place in comic history. Bob Kane, Bill Finger and Jerry Robinson once created Batman, Robin and the Joker while sitting on a park bench in Poe Park. Living in Sequence will take you on a journey from the golden age of comics through today, demonstrating how the American art form of comics still thrives in the Bronx.

Artists works on display: Shawn Atkinson, Chris Duckett, Trevor Von Eeden, Will Eisner, Ray Felix, Corey F. Godwell, Dmitry Gubin, Hal Foster, N. Steve Harris, Irwin Hasen, Jack Kirby, Carl Kent, Alitha E Martinez, Regine Sawyer, Jerry Robinson, Vanessa Verduga and Roberto Williams.

Due to popular demand, Living In Sequence has been extended to March 30, 2013.

Closing reception is Saturday, March 30, 2013, from 1pm-5pm

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2013-03-23 2013-03-23 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51128630745bc.JPG Wed, 16 Apr 2014 06:26:59 EDT