NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2016 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://nyc.gov/parks/events NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Tue, 09 Feb 2016 01:35:29 GMT <![CDATA[Hatha Yoga and Meditation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/10/hatha-yoga-and-meditation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/10/hatha-yoga-and-meditation Date: March 10, 2016

This hatha yoga and meditation class focuses on whole body fitness for strength, health, well-being, and balance. You'll learn yoga techniques to initiate relaxation and influence changes within our physical and emotional responses to stress.

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2016-03-10 2016-03-10 12:30 pm 1:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Wed, 20 Jan 2016 19:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Patterned Scarf-Knitting Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/10/knit-a-fibonacciinspired-scarfadults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/10/knit-a-fibonacciinspired-scarfadults Date: March 10, 2016

Participants will create a Fibonnacci-inspired striped scarf with two different colors of yarn. Select your contrasting or complementary colors for your piece. This is a pattern using a sequencing numerical pattern that produces an intersting affect. For those experienced in knitting, and wish to learn a fun technique.

Students bring own materials (#8 knitting needles, #4 color worsted weight yarn-two contrasting or complementary colors of your choice).

This is a class for those with serious interest in learning to work with two colors and creating an interesting numerical sequencing pattern for interesting effect.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2016-03-10 2016-03-10 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Tue, 29 Dec 2015 16:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Tunisian Patterned Scarf-Making Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/10/crochet-beginners-class-adults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/10/crochet-beginners-class-adults Date: March 10, 2016

Participants will create a Tunisian crocheted, striped Fibonacci inspired scarf; producing an interesting numerical sequencing pattern effect on the work.

Students bring own materials (#H Tunisian crochet hook, #4 color worsted weight yarn-two contrasting or complementary colors of your choice).

This is a class for those with serious interest in learning Tunisian crochet and working with two colors.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2016-03-10 2016-03-10 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Tue, 29 Dec 2015 16:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Teen PASS]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/10/teen-pass http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/10/teen-pass Date: March 10, 2016

When school is out, Teen PASS offers FREE, exceptional clubs that focus on the areas of NYC Parks, arts, environmental science and sports that are tailored to the interests and talents of 6th - 8th graders. We create a safe space for young people to grow as scientists and artists, nature lovers and healthy individuals alongside our gifted staff.

Programs are held during weekday afternoons, select Saturdays and school holidays at Red Hook Recreation Center, Faber Park Field House and Westside Collaborative middle school. Check each individual site for specific program schedules.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: 2123602746

Location: Faber Park Field House (in Faber Pool and Park),Red Hook Recreation Center (in Red Hook Recreation Area)

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R008, B126 Faber Pool and Park, Red Hook Recreation Area 2016-03-10 2016-03-10 3:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.64023590087890600, -74.13526916503906000; 40.67240142822265600, -74.00399780273438000 Mon, 19 Oct 2015 13:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[3 to 6 Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/10/3-to-6-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/10/3-to-6-club Date: March 10, 2016

Walker Park is offering various activities at the 3 to 6 Club, open to children ages 7 through 12 years, including art, literacy and sports.

Registration began September 8th and is ongoing. However, space is limited and on a first come, first serve basis.

For more information please contact Rich Costello at (718) 816-6172

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

Location: Walker Park

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R015 Walker Park 2016-03-10 2016-03-10 3:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.64329910278320000, -74.10939788818360000 Mon, 25 Jan 2016 16:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Ed Center Open Hours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/10/ed-center-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/10/ed-center-open-hours Date: March 10, 2016

The Ed Center is open for free, drop-in hours four afternoons a week, on Sundays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays!

Get to know Brooklyn Bridge Park with our 250-gallon aquarium filled with critters from the East River, a 10’-scale model of Brooklyn Bridge Park, crafts, a reading corner, and much more!

Photo by Alexa Hoyer

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Environmental Education Center (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-03-10 2016-03-10 3:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.70428673171300000, -73.98938399553300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56b39ce479a04.jpg Thu, 04 Feb 2016 15:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Partnerships Academy: How to Start or Join a Community Park Group (Manhattan)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/10/partnerships-academy-how-to-start-or-join-a-community-park-group-manhattan http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/10/partnerships-academy-how-to-start-or-join-a-community-park-group-manhattan Date: March 10, 2016

For decades, New Yorkers have been taking ownership of their local parks by starting park community groups. These groups bring programs and funding to their parks, and advocate for political support. Join us for a free workshop to learn how you can join an existing local group, or start a new one!

  • CONNECT to community park groups in your neighborhood
  • HEAR from experienced park group leaders in your borough
  • GAIN 5 free parks resources
  • LEARN the first 3 steps to starting a new group

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 602-5349

Location: The Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-03-10 2016-03-10 6:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.76760101318400000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/569554df60b32.jpg Mon, 01 Feb 2016 18:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[New York Road Runners Open Run: Run for Life - Brooklyn Bridge Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/10/new-york-road-runners-open-run-run-for-life-brooklyn-bridge-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/10/new-york-road-runners-open-run-run-for-life-brooklyn-bridge-park Date: March 10, 2016

Open Run is a new community-based initiative that empowers local volunteers to bring free weekly runs to local neighborhood parks all over NYC. All runs are directed by volunteers and are free to all participants. The finish line is open until the last person is done. The courses vary based on park, but they are between 2.5-3 miles.

Participants are encouraged to arrive 15 minutes before the start of the run and to leave their valuables at home – bag check is not provided. No need to do anything before the run, just show up. Open to all ages, experience levels, walkers, strollers, dogs: All are welcome!

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 6 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-03-10 2016-03-10 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.69260025024414000, -74.00189971923828000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/567b1647ce0ae.png Mon, 28 Dec 2015 18:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Kids Art Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/11/kids-art-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/11/kids-art-class Date: March 11, 2016

Learn drawing and painting techniques using multiple mediums.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 3:45 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2016-03-11 2016-03-11 2:30 pm 3:45 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 02 Oct 2015 14:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[3 to 6 Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/11/3-to-6-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/11/3-to-6-club Date: March 11, 2016

Walker Park is offering various activities at the 3 to 6 Club, open to children ages 7 through 12 years, including art, literacy and sports.

Registration began September 8th and is ongoing. However, space is limited and on a first come, first serve basis.

For more information please contact Rich Costello at (718) 816-6172

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

Location: Walker Park

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R015 Walker Park 2016-03-11 2016-03-11 3:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.64329910278320000, -74.10939788818360000 Mon, 25 Jan 2016 16:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Teen PASS]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/11/teen-pass http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/11/teen-pass Date: March 11, 2016

When school is out, Teen PASS offers FREE, exceptional clubs that focus on the areas of NYC Parks, arts, environmental science and sports that are tailored to the interests and talents of 6th - 8th graders. We create a safe space for young people to grow as scientists and artists, nature lovers and healthy individuals alongside our gifted staff.

Programs are held during weekday afternoons, select Saturdays and school holidays at Red Hook Recreation Center, Faber Park Field House and Westside Collaborative middle school. Check each individual site for specific program schedules.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: 2123602746

Location: Faber Park Field House (in Faber Pool and Park),Red Hook Recreation Center (in Red Hook Recreation Area)

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R008, B126 Faber Pool and Park, Red Hook Recreation Area 2016-03-11 2016-03-11 3:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.64023590087890600, -74.13526916503906000; 40.67240142822265600, -74.00399780273438000 Mon, 19 Oct 2015 13:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Van Cortlandt Track Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/12/van-cortlandt-track-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/12/van-cortlandt-track-club Date: March 12, 2016

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

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Van Cortlandt Stadium (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2016-03-12 2016-03-12 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.888, -73.8968 Wed, 06 May 2015 12:02:47 EDT
<![CDATA[New York Road Runners Open Run: Run for Life - Astoria Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/12/new-york-road-runners-open-run-run-for-life-astoria-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/12/new-york-road-runners-open-run-run-for-life-astoria-park Date: March 12, 2016

Open Run is a new community-based initiative that launched in St. Mary's Park in the Bronx on National Running Day, June 3, 2015. Through this initiative, New York Road Runners is empowering local volunteers to bring free weekly runs to local neighborhood parks all over NYC.

All runs are directed by volunteers and are free to all participants. The finish line is open until the last person is done. The courses vary based on park, but they are between 2.5-3 miles. Participants are encouraged to arrive 15 minutes before the start of the run and to leave their valuables at home – bag check is not provided. No need to do anything before the run, just show up. Open to all ages, experience levels, walkers, strollers, dogs: All are welcome!

This program is in coordination with NYC Parks' Community Parks Initiative.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Astoria Park Track (in Astoria Park)

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Q004 Astoria Park 2016-03-12 2016-03-12 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.77669906616211000, -73.92579650878906000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/567b14d16da82.png Mon, 28 Dec 2015 18:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[New York Road Runners Open Run: Run for Life - St. Mary's Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/12/new-york-road-runners-open-run-run-for-life-st-marys-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/12/new-york-road-runners-open-run-run-for-life-st-marys-park Date: March 12, 2016

Open Run is a new community-based initiative that launched in St. Mary's Park in the Bronx on National Running Day, June 3, 2015. Through this initiative, New York Road Runners is empowering local volunteers to bring free weekly runs to local neighborhood parks all over NYC.

All runs are directed by volunteers and are free to all participants. The finish line is open until the last person is done. The courses vary based on park, but they are between 2.5-3 miles. Participants are encouraged to arrive 15 minutes before the start of the run and to leave their valuables at home – bag check is not provided. No need to do anything before the run, just show up. Open to all ages, experience levels, walkers, strollers, dogs: All are welcome!

This program is in coordination with NYC Parks' Community Parks Initiative.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: St. Anns Avenue and East 149th Street (in St. Mary's Park)

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2016-03-12 2016-03-12 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.81409835815430000, -73.91290283203125000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/567b147d97ced.png Mon, 28 Dec 2015 18:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Teens Beginners' Dance Classes]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/12/teens-beginners-street-jazzmodernballet http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/12/teens-beginners-street-jazzmodernballet Date: March 12, 2016

This class for teen girls ages 14-17 teaches a mix of hip hop, ballet, and street jazz. Participants will learn basic dance, flexibility, and singing.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2016-03-12 2016-03-12 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Tue, 29 Dec 2015 18:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Choose the Right Bin]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/12/choose-the-right-bin http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/12/choose-the-right-bin Date: March 12, 2016

There are many ways to compost, and many types of compost bins: big bins, small bins, short bins, tall bins! Does it need to have a lid? Can I keepit by my house? Can I make my own?You have questions. We have answers. Pre-registration requested. Visit our website for more information. http://snug-harbor.org

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 425-3504

Location: Compost Demonstration Site (in Snug Harbor Cultural Center)

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R116 Snug Harbor Cultural Center 2016-03-12 2016-03-12 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.64268829089600000, -74.10273053751800000 Thu, 17 Dec 2015 17:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Nature Photography: Winter Woods]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/12/nature-photography-winter-woods http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/12/nature-photography-winter-woods Date: March 12, 2016

Bring your camera and get inspired by the powerful images of nature in winter.

Registration required. To register visit www.nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Wednesday, March 2nd.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-967-3542

Location: High Rock Park

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R088 High Rock Park 2016-03-12 2016-03-12 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.58280181884765600, -74.12409973144531000 Fri, 04 Dec 2015 15:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Women of the Revolutionary War: Family Activity Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/12/women-of-the-revolutionary-war-family-activity-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/12/women-of-the-revolutionary-war-family-activity-day Date: March 12, 2016

Celebrate Women's History Month and learn about the heroines of the Revolutionary War.

Since women were not allowed to join the Continental Army, some women became spies for the American cause. We will be making a special spy activity and other crafts.

Free with museum admission. Advanced registration is recommended. To register, please email education@morrisjumel.org.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 923-8008

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

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M073 Roger Morris Park 2016-03-12 2016-03-12 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.83449935913086000, -73.93849945068360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5696888a7a2fb.jpg Wed, 20 Jan 2016 19:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Playwriting for Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/12/playwriting-for-adults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/12/playwriting-for-adults Date: March 12, 2016

Join Juan Ramirez in a playwriting series of workshops at the Poe Park Visitor Center on Saturdays. This class is for adults. The class will workshop:

  • Creating characters, monologues and outlines
  • Proper play format
  • How to make character dialogue natural
  • Emphasizing character development
  • How to find inspiration with the world around you
  • Discovering genres

Fun exercises: Characters writing letters to each other, characters talking to other fictional characters, writing like other playwrights

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2016-03-12 2016-03-12 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Wed, 30 Dec 2015 12:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Learn to Play Soccer with Coach Victor Campbell]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/12/learn-to-play-soccer-with-coach-victor-campbell http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/12/learn-to-play-soccer-with-coach-victor-campbell Date: March 12, 2016

Children and youth ages 6-12 years learn fundamental and advanced soccer skills.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-402-5155

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

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2016-03-12 2016-03-12 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.81079864501953000, -73.91470336914062000 Wed, 23 Sep 2015 18:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Eco Art Social: Hike-ku]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/12/eco-art-social-hikeku http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/12/eco-art-social-hikeku Date: March 12, 2016

Learn about this elegant form of poetry, hear haiku poems about the Greenbelt, then gather outdoor inspiration to compose your own haiku poetry.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: 200 Nevada Avenue (in High Rock Park)

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R088 High Rock Park 2016-03-12 2016-03-12 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.58449935913086000, -74.12509918212890000 Tue, 02 Feb 2016 18:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Children’s Garden Open House]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/12/childrens-garden-open-house http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/12/childrens-garden-open-house Date: March 12, 2016

Get your hands dirty with planting activities and garden crafts at this annual drop-in event. Learn about all the outstanding garden and nature programs we have for children, ages 2 to 14. New this year—Junior Naturalists for older learners, ages 11 to 14.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2016-03-12 2016-03-12 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56a298c10d130.jpg Tue, 02 Feb 2016 18:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Ed Center Open Hours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/12/ed-center-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/12/ed-center-open-hours Date: March 12, 2016

The Ed Center is open for free, drop-in hours four afternoons a week!

Get to know Brooklyn Bridge Park with our 250-gallon aquarium filled with critters from the East River, a 10’-scale model of Brooklyn Bridge Park, crafts, a reading corner, and much more!

Photo by Alexa Hoyer

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Environmental Education Center (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-03-12 2016-03-12 1:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.70428673171300000, -73.98938399553300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56b39ce479a04.jpg Thu, 04 Feb 2016 15:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Fire-Making Skills]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/12/firemaking-skills http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/12/firemaking-skills Date: March 12, 2016

Fire is mankind's greatest discovery. Learn primitive and modern methods for making fire safely and responsibly while exploring the great outdoors. Registration required. To register visit www.nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Wednesday, March 2nd.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-352-1769

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

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2016-03-12 2016-03-12 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.74280166625976600, -73.73590087890625000 Fri, 04 Dec 2015 15:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Outdoor Skills: Shelter Buidling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/12/outdoor-skills-shelter-buidling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/12/outdoor-skills-shelter-buidling Date: March 12, 2016

Our Urban Park Rangers are well versed in outdoor lore. Learn tips and tricks that will enhance your knowledge of the natural world, and might just save your life. Whether you are preparing for an extended journey through the woods or just want to be more prepared for any situation, a wilderness survival program is perfect for you. All programs are family friendly, but are recommended for ages 8 years and older.

Do you have what it takes to survie in the wilderness? Develop skills that will help you create shelter from natural and man-made objects.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-421-2021

Location: East 88th Street and Seaview Avenue (in Canarsie Park)

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B018 Canarsie Park 2016-03-12 2016-03-12 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.62897491455078000, -73.89597320556640000 Wed, 09 Dec 2015 16:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Paper Arts & Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/12/paper-arts-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/12/paper-arts-crafts Date: March 12, 2016

Participants of all ages will have fun creating paper arts & crafts items to take home. Projects may include origami, decoupage, kirigami, collage, paper cutting, and more.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2016-03-12 2016-03-12 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Wed, 30 Dec 2015 17:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Ecology and Urbanity: The Past, Present and Future of Manhattan Island]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/12/ecology-and-urbanity-the-past-present-and-future-of-manhattan-island http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/12/ecology-and-urbanity-the-past-present-and-future-of-manhattan-island Date: March 12, 2016

Eric Sanderson, Senior Conservation Ecologist of the Wildlife Conservation Society, and director of the Mannahatta2409/Visionmaker NYC project, will speak about the historic ecology of Manhattan island, with a special focus on Washington Heights (themes echoed by our currently running exhibition Talia Greene: Passage). Dr. Sanderson will also discuss current and future urban planning in northern Manhattan, and what you can do to make your voice heard.

Advanced registration is required at curator@morrisjumel.org.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 923-8008

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

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M073 Roger Morris Park 2016-03-12 2016-03-12 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.83449935913086000, -73.93849945068360000 Wed, 20 Jan 2016 19:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Le Petit Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/12/le-petit-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/12/le-petit-art Date: March 12, 2016

Create miniature works of art (4"x6") or less using multiple mediums like acrylic paint, water color, pastel, pencil, ink, and surfaces like wood, canvas, paper, metal, and glass.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2016-03-12 2016-03-12 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Mon, 31 Aug 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Leading the Way: Six Outstanding Women of Queens]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/12/leading-the-way-six-outstanding-women-of-queens http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/12/leading-the-way-six-outstanding-women-of-queens Date: March 12, 2016

The Queens Historical Society presents their newest exhibition, Leading the Way: Six Outstanding Women of Queens. Featuring women from diverse fields and backgrounds, who at one point in their lives lived and worked in Queens, the exhibition highlights the life and work of Helen Keller, Betty Friedan, Rise Stevens, Lisa Randall, Grace Lee Boggs, and Yeou-Cheng Ma. Also on display is an interactive installation of handmade sea glass-like objects by artist M. J. Levy Dickson, as an homage to Helen Keller. On view Tuesdays, Saturdays and Sundays from 2:30-4:30 p.m. until May 2016.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 939-0647

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

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Q022 Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech 2016-03-12 2016-03-12 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.76369857788086000, -73.82399749755860000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5591a2b96e22b.jpg Thu, 30 Jul 2015 11:00:11 EDT
<![CDATA[The Night Sky]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/12/the-night-sky http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/12/the-night-sky Date: March 12, 2016

Our Urban Park Rangers will be your guides to the solar system, discussing the science, history, and folklore of the universe. Night Sky programs highlight the history and folklore of the solar system, using the naked eye to locate stars and planets. Program may include a hike to the overlook to escape the city lights, weather permitting.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: 212-628-2345

Location: Payson Center (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2016-03-12 2016-03-12 7:00 pm 8:30 pm 40.86719894409180000, -73.92890167236328000 Wed, 09 Dec 2015 16:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[New York Road Runners Open Run: Run for Life at Marine Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/13/new-york-road-runners-open-run-run-for-life-at-marine-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/13/new-york-road-runners-open-run-run-for-life-at-marine-park Date: March 13, 2016

Open Run is a new community-based initiative that launched in St. Mary's Park in the Bronx on National Running Day, June 3, 2015. Through this initiative, New York Road Runners is empowering local volunteers to bring free weekly runs to local neighborhood parks all over NYC.

All runs are directed by volunteers and are free to all participants. The finish line is open until the last person is done. The courses vary based on park, but they are between 2.5-3 miles. Participants are encouraged to arrive 15 minutes before the start of the run and to leave their valuables at home – bag check is not provided. No need to do anything before the run, just show up. Open to all ages, experience levels, walkers, strollers, dogs: All are welcome!

This program is in coordination with NYC Parks' Community Parks Initiative.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Carmine Carro Community Center (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2016-03-13 2016-03-13 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.60810089111300000, -73.93769836425800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/567b155c53d54.png Mon, 28 Dec 2015 18:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Nature Photography: Winter Wonderland]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/13/nature-photography-winter-wonderland http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/13/nature-photography-winter-wonderland Date: March 13, 2016

Bring your camera and get inspired by the powerful images of nature in winter. Registration required. To register visit www.nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Wednesday, March 2nd.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-352-1769

Location: Forest Park Visitor Center (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2016-03-13 2016-03-13 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.70069885253906000, -73.85500335693360000 Fri, 04 Dec 2015 15:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Hiking: Multipurpose Trail]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/13/multipurpose-trail http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/13/multipurpose-trail Date: March 13, 2016

Join us for this fast-paced, extended round-trip (includes the Greenbelt Nature Center, Richmond Town, Richmond Avenue and back to the nature center) along the Multipurpose Trail.

Start time: 11:00 am

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 2016-03-13 2016-03-13 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 Tue, 02 Feb 2016 18:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Goalball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/13/goal-ball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/13/goal-ball Date: March 13, 2016

Goalball is a Paralympic sport for athletes with visual impairments. It is played by two teams of three using a ball with bells inside.

The ball is the size of a basketball but twice the weight. All abilities are welcome! Interested players can attend anytime. Registration is not required. For more information, email Rodolfo.Guevara@parks.nyc.gov.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Chelsea Recreation Center

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M260 Chelsea Recreation Center 2016-03-13 2016-03-13 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.74829864501953000, -74.00219726562500000 Fri, 11 Sep 2015 18:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Yoga with Awesome Asana]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/13/yoga-with-awesome-asana http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/13/yoga-with-awesome-asana Date: March 13, 2016

Every Sunday at 1 p.m. at Morris-Jumel Mansion, certified yoga instructor Chelsea Best conducts Awesome Asana Yoga, an open-level Vinyasa class designed to accommodate beginners and experts alike.

All are welcome, and mats, if you haven’t one, are provided.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:05 pm

Contact phone: (212) 923-8008

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

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M073 Roger Morris Park 2016-03-13 2016-03-13 1:00 pm 2:05 pm 40.83449935913086000, -73.93849945068360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/569684beaa3fd.jpg Wed, 13 Jan 2016 17:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Camp Cooking 101]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/13/camp-cooking-101 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/13/camp-cooking-101 Date: March 13, 2016

Become a campfire foodie! Learn the basics on camp etiquette, how to set up a campfire, and how to make a meal with a Dutch oven. Participants are chosen by lottery. To enter your name in the lottery, visit www.nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Wednesday, March 2nd.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-548-0912

Location: Van Cortlandt Park

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2016-03-13 2016-03-13 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.89160156250000000, -73.89289855957031000 Wed, 02 Dec 2015 18:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Ed Center Open Hours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/13/ed-center-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/13/ed-center-open-hours Date: March 13, 2016

The Ed Center is open for free, drop-in hours four afternoons a week!

Get to know Brooklyn Bridge Park with our 250-gallon aquarium filled with critters from the East River, a 10’-scale model of Brooklyn Bridge Park, crafts, a reading corner, and much more!

Photo by Alexa Hoyer

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Environmental Education Center (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-03-13 2016-03-13 1:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.70428673171300000, -73.98938399553300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56b39ce479a04.jpg Thu, 04 Feb 2016 15:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Leading the Way: Six Outstanding Women of Queens]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/13/leading-the-way-six-outstanding-women-of-queens http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/13/leading-the-way-six-outstanding-women-of-queens Date: March 13, 2016

The Queens Historical Society presents their newest exhibition, Leading the Way: Six Outstanding Women of Queens. Featuring women from diverse fields and backgrounds, who at one point in their lives lived and worked in Queens, the exhibition highlights the life and work of Helen Keller, Betty Friedan, Rise Stevens, Lisa Randall, Grace Lee Boggs, and Yeou-Cheng Ma. Also on display is an interactive installation of handmade sea glass-like objects by artist M. J. Levy Dickson, as an homage to Helen Keller. On view Tuesdays, Saturdays and Sundays from 2:30-4:30 p.m. until May 2016.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 939-0647

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

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Q022 Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech 2016-03-13 2016-03-13 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.76369857788086000, -73.82399749755860000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5591a2b96e22b.jpg Thu, 30 Jul 2015 11:00:11 EDT
<![CDATA[Meet the Author: Book Discussion and Signing with Leslie Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/13/leslie-days-book-talk-and-signing-at-the-new-leaf http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/13/leslie-days-book-talk-and-signing-at-the-new-leaf Date: March 13, 2016

Join local author Leslie Day, natural science illustrator Trudy Smoke, and Metropolitan Opera Company photographer Beth Bergman for a presentation based on their book, Field Guide to the Neighborhood Birds of New York City.

Learn about the abundant and beautiful birds that make Fort Tryon Park their home, while enjoying one of New York's hidden gems, the New Leaf Restaurant in Fort Tryon Park.

Books will be available for purchase, and a book signing will take place after the presentation.

Start time: 3:30 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: New Leaf Restaurant (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2016-03-13 2016-03-13 3:30 pm 5:00 pm 40.86079583495000000, -73.93278813031800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56a9289eb185e.jpg Thu, 28 Jan 2016 12:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Teen PASS]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/14/teen-pass http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/14/teen-pass Date: March 14, 2016

When school is out, Teen PASS offers FREE, exceptional clubs that focus on the areas of NYC Parks, arts, environmental science and sports that are tailored to the interests and talents of 6th - 8th graders. We create a safe space for young people to grow as scientists and artists, nature lovers and healthy individuals alongside our gifted staff.

Programs are held during weekday afternoons, select Saturdays and school holidays at Red Hook Recreation Center, Faber Park Field House and Westside Collaborative middle school. Check each individual site for specific program schedules.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: 2123602746

Location: Faber Park Field House (in Faber Pool and Park),Red Hook Recreation Center (in Red Hook Recreation Area)

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R008, B126 Faber Pool and Park, Red Hook Recreation Area 2016-03-14 2016-03-14 3:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.64023590087890600, -74.13526916503906000; 40.67240142822265600, -74.00399780273438000 Mon, 19 Oct 2015 13:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[3 to 6 Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/14/3-to-6-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/14/3-to-6-club Date: March 14, 2016

Walker Park is offering various activities at the 3 to 6 Club, open to children ages 7 through 12 years, including art, literacy and sports.

Registration began September 8th and is ongoing. However, space is limited and on a first come, first serve basis.

For more information please contact Rich Costello at (718) 816-6172

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

Location: Walker Park

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R015 Walker Park 2016-03-14 2016-03-14 3:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.64329910278320000, -74.10939788818360000 Mon, 25 Jan 2016 16:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/15/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/15/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park2 Date: March 15, 2016

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

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

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

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

Please note: Fitness programs are canceled if the weather is lower than 20 degrees and when there are icy conditions. Saturday morning walks begin at 8:30 a.m.

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2016-03-15 2016-03-15 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.86059951782226600, -73.93379974365234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5395c8d750ccf.jpg Mon, 14 Sep 2015 15:00:11 EDT
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/15/tour-of-gracie-mansion http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/15/tour-of-gracie-mansion Date: March 15, 2016

In 1799, a prosperous New York merchant named Archibald Gracie built a country house overlooking a bend in the East River, five miles north of the then-New York City limits. Little did he know that, more than 200 years later, his home would be serving as the official residence of the First Family of New York City - a place where history is made, not merely recorded.

As a historic house museum run by the Parks Department, sitting on 11 acres of grounds now known as Carl Schurz Park, Gracie Mansion has served as the home of 10 mayors, beginning first with Mayor Fiorello H. La Guardia in 1942. Today, Gracie Mansion is occupied by the de Blasio family, which has opened its doors in the spirit of the administration's motto: one city, rising together. In keeping with that theme, Mayor de Blasio and First Lady Chirlane McCray have introduced a new art installation, titled “Windows on the City: Looking Out at Gracie’s New York.” The installation consists of previously and newly acquired works, all from the original Gracie Mansion period, which have been curated to create a more historically accurate picture of life in New York City during the time of Gracie Mansion’s construction.

To RSVP for tour, please go to: on.nyc.gov/gracietour.

Currently, Gracie Mansion is not offering group tours. If you are part of a private organization that would like to tour the house, please email your request, including the size of group, your name and the purpose of a tour, to gracieinfo@cityhall.nyc.gov, and we will work to add you to one of the currently scheduled tours.

Photo ID required for entrance. No photography permitted in the interior. At the present time, tours are available in English only. Please plan to arrive at least five minutes in advance.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 10:50 am

Contact phone: (212) 676-3060

Location: Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2016-03-15 2016-03-15 10:00 am 10:50 am 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56a68fcc263c3.jpg Wed, 27 Jan 2016 17:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/15/tour-of-gracie-mansion1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/15/tour-of-gracie-mansion1 Date: March 15, 2016

In 1799, a prosperous New York merchant named Archibald Gracie built a country house overlooking a bend in the East River, five miles north of the then-New York City limits. Little did he know that, more than 200 years later, his home would be serving as the official residence of the First Family of New York City - a place where history is made, not merely recorded.

As a historic house museum run by the Parks Department, sitting on 11 acres of grounds now known as Carl Schurz Park, Gracie Mansion has served as the home of 10 mayors, beginning first with Mayor Fiorello H. La Guardia in 1942. Today, Gracie Mansion is occupied by the de Blasio family, which has opened its doors in the spirit of the administration's motto: one city, rising together. In keeping with that theme, Mayor de Blasio and First Lady Chirlane McCray have introduced a new art installation, titled “Windows on the City: Looking Out at Gracie’s New York.” The installation consists of previously and newly acquired works, all from the original Gracie Mansion period, which have been curated to create a more historically accurate picture of life in New York City during the time of Gracie Mansion’s construction.

To RSVP for tour, please go to on.nyc.gov/gracietour.

Currently, Gracie Mansion is not offering group tours. If you are part of a private organization that would like to tour the house, please email your request, including the size of group, your name and the purpose of a tour, to gracieinfo@cityhall.nyc.gov, and we will work to add you to one of the currently scheduled tours.

Photo ID required for entrance. No photography permitted in the interior. At the present time, tours are available in English only. Please plan to arrive at least five minutes in advance.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 11:50 am

Contact phone: (212) 676-3060

Location: Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2016-03-15 2016-03-15 11:00 am 11:50 am 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56a68fcc263c3.jpg Wed, 27 Jan 2016 17:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/15/tour-of-gracie-mansion2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/15/tour-of-gracie-mansion2 Date: March 15, 2016

In 1799, a prosperous New York merchant named Archibald Gracie built a country house overlooking a bend in the East River, five miles north of the then-New York City limits. Little did he know that, more than 200 years later, his home would be serving as the official residence of the First Family of New York City - a place where history is made, not merely recorded.

As a historic house museum run by the Parks Department, sitting on 11 acres of grounds now known as Carl Schurz Park, Gracie Mansion has served as the home of 10 mayors, beginning first with Mayor Fiorello H. La Guardia in 1942. Today, Gracie Mansion is occupied by the de Blasio family, which has opened its doors in the spirit of the administration's motto: one city, rising together. In keeping with that theme, Mayor de Blasio and First Lady Chirlane McCray have introduced a new art installation, titled “Windows on the City: Looking Out at Gracie’s New York.” The installation consists of previously and newly acquired works, all from the original Gracie Mansion period, which have been curated to create a more historically accurate picture of life in New York City during the time of Gracie Mansion’s construction.

To RSVP for tour, please go to: on.nyc.gov/gracietour.

Currently, Gracie Mansion is not offering group tours. If you are part of a private organization that would like to tour the house, please email your request, including the size of group, your name and the purpose of a tour, to gracieinfo@cityhall.nyc.gov, and we will work to add you to one of the currently scheduled tours.

Photo ID required for entrance. No photography permitted in the interior. At the present time, tours are available in English only. Please plan to arrive at least five minutes in advance.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 2:50 pm

Contact phone: (212) 676-3060

Location: Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2016-03-15 2016-03-15 2:00 pm 2:50 pm 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56a68fcc263c3.jpg Wed, 27 Jan 2016 17:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Le Petit Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/15/le-petit-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/15/le-petit-art Date: March 15, 2016

Create miniature works of art (4"x6") or less using multiple mediums like acrylic paint, water color, pastel, pencil, ink, and surfaces like wood, canvas, paper, metal, and glass.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2016-03-15 2016-03-15 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Mon, 31 Aug 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Leading the Way: Six Outstanding Women of Queens]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/15/leading-the-way-six-outstanding-women-of-queens http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/15/leading-the-way-six-outstanding-women-of-queens Date: March 15, 2016

The Queens Historical Society presents their newest exhibition, Leading the Way: Six Outstanding Women of Queens. Featuring women from diverse fields and backgrounds, who at one point in their lives lived and worked in Queens, the exhibition highlights the life and work of Helen Keller, Betty Friedan, Rise Stevens, Lisa Randall, Grace Lee Boggs, and Yeou-Cheng Ma. Also on display is an interactive installation of handmade sea glass-like objects by artist M. J. Levy Dickson, as an homage to Helen Keller. On view Tuesdays, Saturdays and Sundays from 2:30-4:30 p.m. until May 2016.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 939-0647

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

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Q022 Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech 2016-03-15 2016-03-15 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.76369857788086000, -73.82399749755860000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5591a2b96e22b.jpg Thu, 30 Jul 2015 11:00:11 EDT
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/15/tour-of-gracie-mansion3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/15/tour-of-gracie-mansion3 Date: March 15, 2016

In 1799, a prosperous New York merchant named Archibald Gracie built a country house overlooking a bend in the East River, five miles north of the then-New York City limits. Little did he know that, more than 200 years later, his home would be serving as the official residence of the First Family of New York City - a place where history is made, not merely recorded.

As a historic house museum run by the Parks Department, sitting on 11 acres of grounds now known as Carl Schurz Park, Gracie Mansion has served as the home of 10 mayors, beginning first with Mayor Fiorello H. La Guardia in 1942. Today, Gracie Mansion is occupied by the de Blasio family, which has opened its doors in the spirit of the administration's motto: one city, rising together. In keeping with that theme, Mayor de Blasio and First Lady Chirlane McCray have introduced a new art installation, titled “Windows on the City: Looking Out at Gracie’s New York.” The installation consists of previously and newly acquired works, all from the original Gracie Mansion period, which have been curated to create a more historically accurate picture of life in New York City during the time of Gracie Mansion’s construction.

To RSVP for tour, please go to: on.nyc.gov/gracietour.

Currently, Gracie Mansion is not offering group tours. If you are part of a private organization that would like to tour the house, please email your request, including the size of group, your name and the purpose of a tour, to gracieinfo@cityhall.nyc.gov, and we will work to add you to one of the currently scheduled tours.

Photo ID required for entrance. No photography permitted in the interior. At the present time, tours are available in English only. Please plan to arrive at least five minutes in advance.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 3:50 pm

Contact phone: (212) 676-3060

Location: Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2016-03-15 2016-03-15 3:00 pm 3:50 pm 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56a68fcc263c3.jpg Wed, 27 Jan 2016 17:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Ed Center Open Hours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/15/ed-center-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/15/ed-center-open-hours Date: March 15, 2016

The Ed Center is open for free, drop-in hours four afternoons a week, on Sundays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays!

Get to know Brooklyn Bridge Park with our 250-gallon aquarium filled with critters from the East River, a 10’-scale model of Brooklyn Bridge Park, crafts, a reading corner, and much more!

Photo by Alexa Hoyer

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Environmental Education Center (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-03-15 2016-03-15 3:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.70428673171300000, -73.98938399553300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56b39ce479a04.jpg Thu, 04 Feb 2016 15:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[3 to 6 Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/15/3-to-6-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/15/3-to-6-club Date: March 15, 2016

Walker Park is offering various activities at the 3 to 6 Club, open to children ages 7 through 12 years, including art, literacy and sports.

Registration began September 8th and is ongoing. However, space is limited and on a first come, first serve basis.

For more information please contact Rich Costello at (718) 816-6172

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

Location: Walker Park

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R015 Walker Park 2016-03-15 2016-03-15 3:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.64329910278320000, -74.10939788818360000 Mon, 25 Jan 2016 16:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Teen PASS]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/15/teen-pass http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/15/teen-pass Date: March 15, 2016

When school is out, Teen PASS offers FREE, exceptional clubs that focus on the areas of NYC Parks, arts, environmental science and sports that are tailored to the interests and talents of 6th - 8th graders. We create a safe space for young people to grow as scientists and artists, nature lovers and healthy individuals alongside our gifted staff.

Programs are held during weekday afternoons, select Saturdays and school holidays at Red Hook Recreation Center, Faber Park Field House and Westside Collaborative middle school. Check each individual site for specific program schedules.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: 2123602746

Location: Faber Park Field House (in Faber Pool and Park),Red Hook Recreation Center (in Red Hook Recreation Area)

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R008, B126 Faber Pool and Park, Red Hook Recreation Area 2016-03-15 2016-03-15 3:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.64023590087890600, -74.13526916503906000; 40.67240142822265600, -74.00399780273438000 Mon, 19 Oct 2015 13:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[New York Road Runners Open Run: Run for Life in Silver Lake Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/15/new-york-road-runners-open-run-run-for-life-in-silver-lake-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/15/new-york-road-runners-open-run-run-for-life-in-silver-lake-park Date: March 15, 2016

Open Run is a new community-based initiative that launched in St. Mary's Park in the Bronx on National Running Day, June 3, 2015. Through this initiative, New York Road Runners is empowering local volunteers to bring free weekly runs to local neighborhood parks all over NYC.

All runs are directed by volunteers and are free to all participants. The finish line is open until the last person is done. The courses vary based on park, but they are between 2.5-3 miles. Participants are encouraged to arrive 15 minutes before the start of the run and to leave their valuables at home – bag check is not provided. No need to do anything before the run, just show up. Open to all ages, experience levels, walkers, strollers, dogs: All are welcome!

This program is in coordination with NYC Parks' Community Parks Initiative.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Bridge (in Silver Lake Park)

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R022 Silver Lake Park 2016-03-15 2016-03-15 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.62750538007900000, -74.09353446960400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/567b159224df1.png Mon, 28 Dec 2015 18:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Teen PASS]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/16/teen-pass http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/16/teen-pass Date: March 16, 2016

When school is out, Teen PASS offers FREE, exceptional clubs that focus on the areas of NYC Parks, arts, environmental science and sports that are tailored to the interests and talents of 6th - 8th graders. We create a safe space for young people to grow as scientists and artists, nature lovers and healthy individuals alongside our gifted staff.

Programs are held during weekday afternoons, select Saturdays and school holidays at Red Hook Recreation Center, Faber Park Field House and Westside Collaborative middle school. Check each individual site for specific program schedules.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: 2123602746

Location: Faber Park Field House (in Faber Pool and Park),Red Hook Recreation Center (in Red Hook Recreation Area)

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R008, B126 Faber Pool and Park, Red Hook Recreation Area 2016-03-16 2016-03-16 3:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.64023590087890600, -74.13526916503906000; 40.67240142822265600, -74.00399780273438000 Mon, 19 Oct 2015 13:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[3 to 6 Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/16/3-to-6-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/16/3-to-6-club Date: March 16, 2016

Walker Park is offering various activities at the 3 to 6 Club, open to children ages 7 through 12 years, including art, literacy and sports.

Registration began September 8th and is ongoing. However, space is limited and on a first come, first serve basis.

For more information please contact Rich Costello at (718) 816-6172

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

Location: Walker Park

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R015 Walker Park 2016-03-16 2016-03-16 3:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.64329910278320000, -74.10939788818360000 Mon, 25 Jan 2016 16:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/17/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/17/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park2 Date: March 17, 2016

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

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

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

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

Please note: Fitness programs are canceled if the weather is lower than 20 degrees and when there are icy conditions. Saturday morning walks begin at 8:30 a.m.

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2016-03-17 2016-03-17 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.86059951782226600, -73.93379974365234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5395c8d750ccf.jpg Mon, 14 Sep 2015 15:00:11 EDT
<![CDATA[Tree Tots (3-4 year-olds) - Early Childhood Series]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/17/tree-tots-early-childhood-series http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/17/tree-tots-early-childhood-series Date: March 17, 2016

Through hands-on activities, observations, games and stories, children will become familiar with the sights and sounds of the forest.

This program will take place indoors and outdoors (weather-permitting) for children and their caregivers.

Space is limited and registration is requsted. Please call (718) 351-3450 or email naturecenter@sigreenbelt.org.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:15 am

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2016-03-17 2016-03-17 9:30 am 10:15 am 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 Tue, 02 Feb 2016 19:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Peepers (2 year-olds) - Early Childhood Series]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/17/peepers-early-childhood-series http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/17/peepers-early-childhood-series Date: March 17, 2016

Through hands-on activities, observations, games, and stories, children will become familiar with the sights and sounds of the forest.

This program will take place indoor and outdoors (weather-permitting) for children and their caregivers.

Space is limited. Registeration requested. Please call (718) 351-3450 or email naturecenter@sigreenbelt.org.

Start time: 10:45 am

End time: 11:15 am

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2016-03-17 2016-03-17 10:45 am 11:15 am 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 Tue, 02 Feb 2016 19:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Thursday Evening Hours at the Merchant’s House Museum]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/17/thursday-evening-hours-at-the-merchants-house-museum http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/17/thursday-evening-hours-at-the-merchants-house-museum Date: March 17, 2016

Beginning May 7, 2015, the Merchant’s House Museum and Garden will be open to the public for tours on Thursday evenings until 8 p.m. A guided tour, included with Museum admission, will be offered at 6:30 p.m.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 777-1089

Location: Merchant's House Museum

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M318 Merchant's House Museum 2016-03-17 2016-03-17 12:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.7277, -73.9923 Fri, 17 Apr 2015 18:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Hatha Yoga and Meditation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/17/hatha-yoga-and-meditation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/17/hatha-yoga-and-meditation Date: March 17, 2016

This hatha yoga and meditation class focuses on whole body fitness for strength, health, well-being, and balance. You'll learn yoga techniques to initiate relaxation and influence changes within our physical and emotional responses to stress.

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2016-03-17 2016-03-17 12:30 pm 1:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Wed, 20 Jan 2016 19:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[St. Patrick’s Day: A Tribute to the Tredwells’ Irish Servants with Bridget Murphy]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/17/st-patricks-day-a-tribute-to-the-tredwells-irish-servants-with-bridget-murphy http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/17/st-patricks-day-a-tribute-to-the-tredwells-irish-servants-with-bridget-murphy Date: March 17, 2016

Guided Tours at 12:30 p.m., 2 p.m., 4 p.m., and 6:30 p.m.

Join us for a back-stairs tour of the Merchant’s House and explore the world of the Irish immigrants who worked as domestic servants for the Tredwell family.

You’ll climb the narrow staircase to the fourth-floor servants’ quarters and see where the Tredwells’ four Irish servants lived and did some of their work, “arguably the oldest intact site of Irish habitation in New York City” (Time Out New York). In the kitchen, you’ll meet 19-year-old Bridget Murphy, who worked for the Tredwells in the 1850s. What did the servants do on their day off? Where did they shop? Where did they go to to church? How did they find employment when they first arrived? Bridget will tell you why it would have been impossible to run a home like the Merchant’s House without her.

Included with General Admission. Reservations not required.

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 777-1089

Location: Merchant's House Museum

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M318 Merchant's House Museum 2016-03-17 2016-03-17 12:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.72769927978515600, -73.99230194091797000 Tue, 02 Feb 2016 18:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Patterned Scarf-Knitting Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/17/knit-a-fibonacciinspired-scarfadults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/17/knit-a-fibonacciinspired-scarfadults Date: March 17, 2016

Participants will create a Fibonnacci-inspired striped scarf with two different colors of yarn. Select your contrasting or complementary colors for your piece. This is a pattern using a sequencing numerical pattern that produces an intersting affect. For those experienced in knitting, and wish to learn a fun technique.

Students bring own materials (#8 knitting needles, #4 color worsted weight yarn-two contrasting or complementary colors of your choice).

This is a class for those with serious interest in learning to work with two colors and creating an interesting numerical sequencing pattern for interesting effect.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2016-03-17 2016-03-17 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Tue, 29 Dec 2015 16:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Make Your Mark]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/17/arts-culture-fun-make-your-mark1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/17/arts-culture-fun-make-your-mark1 Date: March 17, 2016

Please join us for a landscape painting workshop using watercolor, inks, and charcoal. The workshop will be led by artist/illustrator Georgie Flores, a Puerto Rican born artist with a Bachelor’s degree in Communication Design from Pratt Institute. At the age of twelve, he began working as an assistant muralist and sign builder, and by 17 he was an established muralist in Puerto Rico. Flores’ most recent work revolves around his subway commute to and from Brooklyn to the Queens Museum of Art, where he currently works as an Artist Educator.

Please RSVP to cultureartsfun@parks.nyc.gov. RSVPs are recommended, but not required.

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 353-7853

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

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2016-03-17 2016-03-17 1:30 pm 3:30 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.83439636230469000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56b3ca15607ef.jpg Mon, 08 Feb 2016 12:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Tunisian Patterned Scarf-Making Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/17/crochet-beginners-class-adults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/17/crochet-beginners-class-adults Date: March 17, 2016

Participants will create a Tunisian crocheted, striped Fibonacci inspired scarf; producing an interesting numerical sequencing pattern effect on the work.

Students bring own materials (#H Tunisian crochet hook, #4 color worsted weight yarn-two contrasting or complementary colors of your choice).

This is a class for those with serious interest in learning Tunisian crochet and working with two colors.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2016-03-17 2016-03-17 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Tue, 29 Dec 2015 16:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Ed Center Open Hours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/17/ed-center-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/17/ed-center-open-hours Date: March 17, 2016

The Ed Center is open for free, drop-in hours four afternoons a week, on Sundays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays!

Get to know Brooklyn Bridge Park with our 250-gallon aquarium filled with critters from the East River, a 10’-scale model of Brooklyn Bridge Park, crafts, a reading corner, and much more!

Photo by Alexa Hoyer

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Environmental Education Center (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-03-17 2016-03-17 3:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.70428673171300000, -73.98938399553300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56b39ce479a04.jpg Thu, 04 Feb 2016 15:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[3 to 6 Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/17/3-to-6-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/17/3-to-6-club Date: March 17, 2016

Walker Park is offering various activities at the 3 to 6 Club, open to children ages 7 through 12 years, including art, literacy and sports.

Registration began September 8th and is ongoing. However, space is limited and on a first come, first serve basis.

For more information please contact Rich Costello at (718) 816-6172

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

Location: Walker Park

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R015 Walker Park 2016-03-17 2016-03-17 3:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.64329910278320000, -74.10939788818360000 Mon, 25 Jan 2016 16:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Teen PASS]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/17/teen-pass http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/17/teen-pass Date: March 17, 2016

When school is out, Teen PASS offers FREE, exceptional clubs that focus on the areas of NYC Parks, arts, environmental science and sports that are tailored to the interests and talents of 6th - 8th graders. We create a safe space for young people to grow as scientists and artists, nature lovers and healthy individuals alongside our gifted staff.

Programs are held during weekday afternoons, select Saturdays and school holidays at Red Hook Recreation Center, Faber Park Field House and Westside Collaborative middle school. Check each individual site for specific program schedules.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: 2123602746

Location: Faber Park Field House (in Faber Pool and Park),Red Hook Recreation Center (in Red Hook Recreation Area)

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R008, B126 Faber Pool and Park, Red Hook Recreation Area 2016-03-17 2016-03-17 3:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.64023590087890600, -74.13526916503906000; 40.67240142822265600, -74.00399780273438000 Mon, 19 Oct 2015 13:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[New York Road Runners Open Run: Run for Life - Brooklyn Bridge Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/17/new-york-road-runners-open-run-run-for-life-brooklyn-bridge-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/17/new-york-road-runners-open-run-run-for-life-brooklyn-bridge-park Date: March 17, 2016

Open Run is a new community-based initiative that empowers local volunteers to bring free weekly runs to local neighborhood parks all over NYC. All runs are directed by volunteers and are free to all participants. The finish line is open until the last person is done. The courses vary based on park, but they are between 2.5-3 miles.

Participants are encouraged to arrive 15 minutes before the start of the run and to leave their valuables at home – bag check is not provided. No need to do anything before the run, just show up. Open to all ages, experience levels, walkers, strollers, dogs: All are welcome!

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 6 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-03-17 2016-03-17 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.69260025024414000, -74.00189971923828000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/567b1647ce0ae.png Mon, 28 Dec 2015 18:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Kids Art Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/18/kids-art-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/18/kids-art-class Date: March 18, 2016

Learn drawing and painting techniques using multiple mediums.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 3:45 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2016-03-18 2016-03-18 2:30 pm 3:45 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 02 Oct 2015 14:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Teen PASS]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/18/teen-pass http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/18/teen-pass Date: March 18, 2016

When school is out, Teen PASS offers FREE, exceptional clubs that focus on the areas of NYC Parks, arts, environmental science and sports that are tailored to the interests and talents of 6th - 8th graders. We create a safe space for young people to grow as scientists and artists, nature lovers and healthy individuals alongside our gifted staff.

Programs are held during weekday afternoons, select Saturdays and school holidays at Red Hook Recreation Center, Faber Park Field House and Westside Collaborative middle school. Check each individual site for specific program schedules.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: 2123602746

Location: Faber Park Field House (in Faber Pool and Park),Red Hook Recreation Center (in Red Hook Recreation Area)

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R008, B126 Faber Pool and Park, Red Hook Recreation Area 2016-03-18 2016-03-18 3:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.64023590087890600, -74.13526916503906000; 40.67240142822265600, -74.00399780273438000 Mon, 19 Oct 2015 13:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[3 to 6 Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/18/3-to-6-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/18/3-to-6-club Date: March 18, 2016

Walker Park is offering various activities at the 3 to 6 Club, open to children ages 7 through 12 years, including art, literacy and sports.

Registration began September 8th and is ongoing. However, space is limited and on a first come, first serve basis.

For more information please contact Rich Costello at (718) 816-6172

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

Location: Walker Park

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R015 Walker Park 2016-03-18 2016-03-18 3:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.64329910278320000, -74.10939788818360000 Mon, 25 Jan 2016 16:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Van Cortlandt Track Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/19/van-cortlandt-track-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/19/van-cortlandt-track-club Date: March 19, 2016

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

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Van Cortlandt Stadium (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2016-03-19 2016-03-19 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.888, -73.8968 Wed, 06 May 2015 12:02:47 EDT
<![CDATA[32nd Annual GreenThumb GrowTogether]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/19/32nd-annual-greenthumb-growtogether http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/19/32nd-annual-greenthumb-growtogether Date: March 19, 2016

Join over a thousand community gardeners and greening professionals from all over New York City for a day of learning, sharing, networking, and greening inspiration at the 32nd Annual GreenThumb GrowTogether!

This year's conference features exciting new workshops and returning favorites, including many hands-on and youth-focused workshops, for gardeners of all ages.

How to Register

Please pre-register online by March 14, 2016. Pre-registration tickets cost $5 and includes breakfast, workshops, lunch, and a t-shirt. Please pre-register for tickets here.

If you choose to mail in your registration, please do so by March 9, 2016. To pre-register by mail and sign up for bus transportation (from Brookyn), please fill out the form on page 7 of the GreenThumb Spring 2016 Program Guide and mail the completed form with your payment to: City Parks Foundation/GreenThumb: 830 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10065. All mail must be postmarked by March 9, 2015 to guarantee breakfast, lunch, conference participation and a t-shirt.

Tickets at the door cost $7 and will include breakfast and workshops.

Children 12 and under are free.

Please note: If you do not pre-register, you are not guaranteed lunch or a t-shirt.

Special thanks to our sponsors: Weleda, Seeds of Change, Cabot Cheese and Utz Snacks.

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 602-5300

Location: Hostos Community College

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2016-03-19 2016-03-19 8:30 am 4:00 pm 40.81760025024414000, -73.92769622802734000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/565f38b73f6ec.JPG Tue, 02 Feb 2016 14:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[2nd Annual Weightlifting Competition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/19/2nd-annual-weightlifting-competition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/19/2nd-annual-weightlifting-competition Date: March 19, 2016

Participants ages 14 and up are welcome to compete in our annual weightlifting competition!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-263-1163

Location: Lost Battalion Hall Recreation Center

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Q401 Lost Battalion Hall Recreation Center 2016-03-19 2016-03-19 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.73220062255859400, -73.86519622802734000 Wed, 20 Jan 2016 11:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[New York Road Runners Open Run: Run for Life - Astoria Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/19/new-york-road-runners-open-run-run-for-life-astoria-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/19/new-york-road-runners-open-run-run-for-life-astoria-park Date: March 19, 2016

Open Run is a new community-based initiative that launched in St. Mary's Park in the Bronx on National Running Day, June 3, 2015. Through this initiative, New York Road Runners is empowering local volunteers to bring free weekly runs to local neighborhood parks all over NYC.

All runs are directed by volunteers and are free to all participants. The finish line is open until the last person is done. The courses vary based on park, but they are between 2.5-3 miles. Participants are encouraged to arrive 15 minutes before the start of the run and to leave their valuables at home – bag check is not provided. No need to do anything before the run, just show up. Open to all ages, experience levels, walkers, strollers, dogs: All are welcome!

This program is in coordination with NYC Parks' Community Parks Initiative.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Astoria Park Track (in Astoria Park)

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Q004 Astoria Park 2016-03-19 2016-03-19 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.77669906616211000, -73.92579650878906000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/567b14d16da82.png Mon, 28 Dec 2015 18:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[New York Road Runners Open Run: Run for Life - St. Mary's Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/19/new-york-road-runners-open-run-run-for-life-st-marys-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/19/new-york-road-runners-open-run-run-for-life-st-marys-park Date: March 19, 2016

Open Run is a new community-based initiative that launched in St. Mary's Park in the Bronx on National Running Day, June 3, 2015. Through this initiative, New York Road Runners is empowering local volunteers to bring free weekly runs to local neighborhood parks all over NYC.

All runs are directed by volunteers and are free to all participants. The finish line is open until the last person is done. The courses vary based on park, but they are between 2.5-3 miles. Participants are encouraged to arrive 15 minutes before the start of the run and to leave their valuables at home – bag check is not provided. No need to do anything before the run, just show up. Open to all ages, experience levels, walkers, strollers, dogs: All are welcome!

This program is in coordination with NYC Parks' Community Parks Initiative.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: St. Anns Avenue and East 149th Street (in St. Mary's Park)

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2016-03-19 2016-03-19 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.81409835815430000, -73.91290283203125000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/567b147d97ced.png Mon, 28 Dec 2015 18:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Teens Beginners' Dance Classes]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/19/teens-beginners-street-jazzmodernballet http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/19/teens-beginners-street-jazzmodernballet Date: March 19, 2016

This class for teen girls ages 14-17 teaches a mix of hip hop, ballet, and street jazz. Participants will learn basic dance, flexibility, and singing.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2016-03-19 2016-03-19 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Tue, 29 Dec 2015 18:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Hot Compost]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/19/hot-compost http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/19/hot-compost Date: March 19, 2016

Take your composting to the next level at this hands-on workshop! Learn to make and manage a “thermophilic” batch of compost—a pile that will heat up to kill weed seeds and pathogens, ready to use in as little as three months!

Participants work together with NYC Compost Project staff to build a pile at our compost demo site.

Come ready to get dirty! Register online at hotcompost.eventbrite.com.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2016-03-19 2016-03-19 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56a29a9a7979d.jpg Tue, 02 Feb 2016 18:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Animal Eggs]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/19/animal-eggs http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/19/animal-eggs Date: March 19, 2016

Learn about animals that lay eggs, then join us for some games and an animal egg craft to take home.

Suitable for ages 4 - 8 with adult supervision.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2016-03-19 2016-03-19 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 Tue, 02 Feb 2016 18:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Playwriting for Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/19/playwriting-for-adults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/19/playwriting-for-adults Date: March 19, 2016

Join Juan Ramirez in a playwriting series of workshops at the Poe Park Visitor Center on Saturdays. This class is for adults. The class will workshop:

  • Creating characters, monologues and outlines
  • Proper play format
  • How to make character dialogue natural
  • Emphasizing character development
  • How to find inspiration with the world around you
  • Discovering genres

Fun exercises: Characters writing letters to each other, characters talking to other fictional characters, writing like other playwrights

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2016-03-19 2016-03-19 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Wed, 30 Dec 2015 12:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Learn to Play Soccer with Coach Victor Campbell]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/19/learn-to-play-soccer-with-coach-victor-campbell http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/19/learn-to-play-soccer-with-coach-victor-campbell Date: March 19, 2016

Children and youth ages 6-12 years learn fundamental and advanced soccer skills.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-402-5155

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

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2016-03-19 2016-03-19 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.81079864501953000, -73.91470336914062000 Wed, 23 Sep 2015 18:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Living with Urban Coyotes]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/19/living-with-urban-coyotes http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/19/living-with-urban-coyotes Date: March 19, 2016

New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife. Our Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in the urban jungle. This program will focus on an oft-misunderstood newcomer to the New York City area: coyotes.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-548-0912

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2016-03-19 2016-03-19 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.89110183715800000, -73.89399719238300000 Wed, 09 Dec 2015 16:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Free Family Day at Wyckoff Farmhouse]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/19/free-family-day-at-wyckoff-farmhouse http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/19/free-family-day-at-wyckoff-farmhouse Date: March 19, 2016

Visit the Wyckoff Farmhouse this winter for a free family day!

While our public tours on Fridays and Saturdays are normally geared for an adult audience, we’ve planned engaging, kid-friendly tours, hands-on activities, scavenger hunts, and more on select Saturdays. If the weather’s nice, bring a picnic and enjoy our grounds before or after your visit to the house.

If you plan to visit with children under 10, we recommend visiting before 2 p.m. to take advantage of specially planned activities for younger children.

Want to learn more? Email programs@wyckoffmuseum.org for additional information.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 629-5400

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

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B376 Fidler-Wyckoff House Park 2016-03-19 2016-03-19 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.64431762695312500, -73.92077636718750000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5679612da0624.jpg Mon, 28 Dec 2015 18:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Ed Center Open Hours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/19/ed-center-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/19/ed-center-open-hours Date: March 19, 2016

The Ed Center is open for free, drop-in hours four afternoons a week!

Get to know Brooklyn Bridge Park with our 250-gallon aquarium filled with critters from the East River, a 10’-scale model of Brooklyn Bridge Park, crafts, a reading corner, and much more!

Photo by Alexa Hoyer

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Environmental Education Center (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-03-19 2016-03-19 1:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.70428673171300000, -73.98938399553300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56b39ce479a04.jpg Thu, 04 Feb 2016 15:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Paper Arts & Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/19/paper-arts-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/19/paper-arts-crafts Date: March 19, 2016

Participants of all ages will have fun creating paper arts & crafts items to take home. Projects may include origami, decoupage, kirigami, collage, paper cutting, and more.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2016-03-19 2016-03-19 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Wed, 30 Dec 2015 17:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Le Petit Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/19/le-petit-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/19/le-petit-art Date: March 19, 2016

Create miniature works of art (4"x6") or less using multiple mediums like acrylic paint, water color, pastel, pencil, ink, and surfaces like wood, canvas, paper, metal, and glass.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2016-03-19 2016-03-19 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Mon, 31 Aug 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Leading the Way: Six Outstanding Women of Queens]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/19/leading-the-way-six-outstanding-women-of-queens http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/19/leading-the-way-six-outstanding-women-of-queens Date: March 19, 2016

The Queens Historical Society presents their newest exhibition, Leading the Way: Six Outstanding Women of Queens. Featuring women from diverse fields and backgrounds, who at one point in their lives lived and worked in Queens, the exhibition highlights the life and work of Helen Keller, Betty Friedan, Rise Stevens, Lisa Randall, Grace Lee Boggs, and Yeou-Cheng Ma. Also on display is an interactive installation of handmade sea glass-like objects by artist M. J. Levy Dickson, as an homage to Helen Keller. On view Tuesdays, Saturdays and Sundays from 2:30-4:30 p.m. until May 2016.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 939-0647

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

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Q022 Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech 2016-03-19 2016-03-19 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.76369857788086000, -73.82399749755860000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5591a2b96e22b.jpg Thu, 30 Jul 2015 11:00:11 EDT
<![CDATA[Yoga with Awesome Asana]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/19/yoga-with-awesome-asana http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/19/yoga-with-awesome-asana Date: March 19, 2016

Every Saturday, Certified yoga instructor Chelsea Best conducts Awesome Asana Yoga, an open-level Vinyasa class designed to accommodate beginners and experts alike. All are welcome, and mats, if you haven’t one, are provided.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:05 pm

Contact phone: (212) 923-8008

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

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M073 Roger Morris Park 2016-03-19 2016-03-19 3:00 pm 4:05 pm 40.83449935913086000, -73.93849945068360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/569683c63c53a.jpg Wed, 20 Jan 2016 19:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[The Night Sky]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/19/the-night-sky http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/19/the-night-sky Date: March 19, 2016

Our Urban Park Rangers will be your guides to the solar system, discussing the science, history, and folklore of the universe. Night Sky programs highlight the history and folklore of the solar system, using the naked eye to locate stars and planets.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-421-2021

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2016-03-19 2016-03-19 7:00 pm 8:30 pm 40.66070175170898400, -73.96540069580078000 Wed, 09 Dec 2015 16:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Nocturnal Hike]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/19/nocturnal-hike-light http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/19/nocturnal-hike-light Date: March 19, 2016

Our Urban Park Ranger hiking guides will introduce you to the hidden gems of New York City. On our hikes you may explore nature, discover our city’s urban forests, or just unplug form the world to clear your head. Hiking programs feature intensity levels; light hikes feature a leisurely stroll on mostly paved paths. Interesting birds and raccoons are among the many animals that call Flushing Meadows Corona Park home.

Join the Rangers for this rare winter night hike, all participants are chosen by lottery. To enter your name in the lottery, visit www.nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Wednesday, March 9th.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-352-1769

Location: Albert H. Mauro Playground (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2016-03-19 2016-03-19 7:00 pm 8:30 pm 40.72269821166992000, -73.82700347900390000 Wed, 09 Dec 2015 16:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[New York Road Runners Open Run: Run for Life at Marine Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/20/new-york-road-runners-open-run-run-for-life-at-marine-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/20/new-york-road-runners-open-run-run-for-life-at-marine-park Date: March 20, 2016

Open Run is a new community-based initiative that launched in St. Mary's Park in the Bronx on National Running Day, June 3, 2015. Through this initiative, New York Road Runners is empowering local volunteers to bring free weekly runs to local neighborhood parks all over NYC.

All runs are directed by volunteers and are free to all participants. The finish line is open until the last person is done. The courses vary based on park, but they are between 2.5-3 miles. Participants are encouraged to arrive 15 minutes before the start of the run and to leave their valuables at home – bag check is not provided. No need to do anything before the run, just show up. Open to all ages, experience levels, walkers, strollers, dogs: All are welcome!

This program is in coordination with NYC Parks' Community Parks Initiative.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Carmine Carro Community Center (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2016-03-20 2016-03-20 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.60810089111300000, -73.93769836425800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/567b155c53d54.png Mon, 28 Dec 2015 18:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Prospect Park Orienteering Course]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/20/prospect-park-orienteering-course http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/20/prospect-park-orienteering-course Date: March 20, 2016

Participants will use provided maps and compasses to locate hidden markers in the park. The program goal is not only to teach navigational skills, but also to inspire a sense of adventure and self-awareness in unfamiliar terrain.

Participants chosen by lottery. To register visit www.nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Wednesday, March 9th.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-421-2021

Location: Prospect Park

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B073 Prospect Park 2016-03-20 2016-03-20 12:00 pm 1:30 pm 40.66170120239258000, -73.97080230712890000 Wed, 02 Dec 2015 18:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Goalball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/20/goal-ball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/20/goal-ball Date: March 20, 2016

Goalball is a Paralympic sport for athletes with visual impairments. It is played by two teams of three using a ball with bells inside.

The ball is the size of a basketball but twice the weight. All abilities are welcome! Interested players can attend anytime. Registration is not required. For more information, email Rodolfo.Guevara@parks.nyc.gov.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Chelsea Recreation Center

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M260 Chelsea Recreation Center 2016-03-20 2016-03-20 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.74829864501953000, -74.00219726562500000 Fri, 11 Sep 2015 18:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Ed Center Open Hours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/20/ed-center-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/20/ed-center-open-hours Date: March 20, 2016

The Ed Center is open for free, drop-in hours four afternoons a week!

Get to know Brooklyn Bridge Park with our 250-gallon aquarium filled with critters from the East River, a 10’-scale model of Brooklyn Bridge Park, crafts, a reading corner, and much more!

Photo by Alexa Hoyer

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Environmental Education Center (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-03-20 2016-03-20 1:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.70428673171300000, -73.98938399553300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56b39ce479a04.jpg Thu, 04 Feb 2016 15:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Yoga with Awesome Asana]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/20/yoga-with-awesome-asana http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/20/yoga-with-awesome-asana Date: March 20, 2016

Every Sunday at 1 p.m. at Morris-Jumel Mansion, certified yoga instructor Chelsea Best conducts Awesome Asana Yoga, an open-level Vinyasa class designed to accommodate beginners and experts alike.

All are welcome, and mats, if you haven’t one, are provided.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:05 pm

Contact phone: (212) 923-8008

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

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M073 Roger Morris Park 2016-03-20 2016-03-20 1:00 pm 2:05 pm 40.83449935913086000, -73.93849945068360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/569684beaa3fd.jpg Wed, 13 Jan 2016 17:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Adult Art Workshop: Pysanky Eggs]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/20/adult-art-workshop-pysanky-eggs http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/20/adult-art-workshop-pysanky-eggs Date: March 20, 2016

Learn about the history and symbolism of European egg dyeing and create your own version using natural dyes.

This program is suitable for ages 13 and up.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2016-03-20 2016-03-20 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 Tue, 02 Feb 2016 18:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Leading the Way: Six Outstanding Women of Queens]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/20/leading-the-way-six-outstanding-women-of-queens http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/20/leading-the-way-six-outstanding-women-of-queens Date: March 20, 2016

The Queens Historical Society presents their newest exhibition, Leading the Way: Six Outstanding Women of Queens. Featuring women from diverse fields and backgrounds, who at one point in their lives lived and worked in Queens, the exhibition highlights the life and work of Helen Keller, Betty Friedan, Rise Stevens, Lisa Randall, Grace Lee Boggs, and Yeou-Cheng Ma. Also on display is an interactive installation of handmade sea glass-like objects by artist M. J. Levy Dickson, as an homage to Helen Keller. On view Tuesdays, Saturdays and Sundays from 2:30-4:30 p.m. until May 2016.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 939-0647

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

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Q022 Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech 2016-03-20 2016-03-20 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.76369857788086000, -73.82399749755860000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5591a2b96e22b.jpg Thu, 30 Jul 2015 11:00:11 EDT
<![CDATA[Night Sky: Spring Equinox]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/20/astronomy-spring-equinox http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/20/astronomy-spring-equinox Date: March 20, 2016

Our Urban Park Rangers will be your guides to the solar system, discussing the science, history, and folklore of the universe. Night Sky programs highlight the history and folklore of the solar system, using the naked eye to locate stars and planets. Welcome the arrival of spring and learn more about the astronomical characteristics of the spring equinox phenomenon.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-967-3542

Location: Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2016-03-20 2016-03-20 7:00 pm 8:30 pm 40.50255203247070000, -74.25181579589844000 Mon, 14 Dec 2015 15:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Teen PASS]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/21/teen-pass http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/21/teen-pass Date: March 21, 2016

When school is out, Teen PASS offers FREE, exceptional clubs that focus on the areas of NYC Parks, arts, environmental science and sports that are tailored to the interests and talents of 6th - 8th graders. We create a safe space for young people to grow as scientists and artists, nature lovers and healthy individuals alongside our gifted staff.

Programs are held during weekday afternoons, select Saturdays and school holidays at Red Hook Recreation Center, Faber Park Field House and Westside Collaborative middle school. Check each individual site for specific program schedules.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: 2123602746

Location: Faber Park Field House (in Faber Pool and Park),Red Hook Recreation Center (in Red Hook Recreation Area)

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R008, B126 Faber Pool and Park, Red Hook Recreation Area 2016-03-21 2016-03-21 3:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.64023590087890600, -74.13526916503906000; 40.67240142822265600, -74.00399780273438000 Mon, 19 Oct 2015 13:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[3 to 6 Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/21/3-to-6-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/21/3-to-6-club Date: March 21, 2016

Walker Park is offering various activities at the 3 to 6 Club, open to children ages 7 through 12 years, including art, literacy and sports.

Registration began September 8th and is ongoing. However, space is limited and on a first come, first serve basis.

For more information please contact Rich Costello at (718) 816-6172

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

Location: Walker Park

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R015 Walker Park 2016-03-21 2016-03-21 3:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.64329910278320000, -74.10939788818360000 Mon, 25 Jan 2016 16:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/22/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/22/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park2 Date: March 22, 2016

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

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

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

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

Please note: Fitness programs are canceled if the weather is lower than 20 degrees and when there are icy conditions. Saturday morning walks begin at 8:30 a.m.

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2016-03-22 2016-03-22 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.86059951782226600, -73.93379974365234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5395c8d750ccf.jpg Mon, 14 Sep 2015 15:00:11 EDT