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 Wed, 04 May 2016 06:23:17 GMT <![CDATA[New York Junior League’s Playground Improvement Project Day in Marcus Garvey Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/new-york-junior-leagues-playground-improvement-project-day-in-marcus-garvey-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/new-york-junior-leagues-playground-improvement-project-day-in-marcus-garvey-park Date: May 7, 2016

This spring, the Playground Improvement Project (PIP) of the New York Junior League invites you to join them in rolling up your sleeves to help revitalize Marcus Garvey Park.

Throughout five weekends in April and May, PIP committee members, New York Junior League volunteers, and external volunteers will spend a day in the park gardening, landscaping, painting, and completing other tasks to help spruce up this well-loved park. We will provide you with breakfast, lunch, and a t-shirt. Please reach out to playground@nyjl.org with any questions or if you are interested in making a donation to this cause.

Please RSVP if you are interested in participating in one or more park days. Registration closes when capacity is reached or the Wednesday prior to that weekend's park days. Volunteers must be at least 13 years old. Volunteers ages 13 - 18 will require a parental consent form.

About the New York Junior League Playground Improvement Project
For 25 years, the Playground Improvement Project (PIP) has been a New York Junior League signature community project. Our volunteers create safe, beautiful, well-organized and educational play spaces for children and other members of the New York City community. PIP focuses on sites and parks that need major renovation and have the greatest impact on the surrounding community. Weekend cleanup days include landscaping and repairing the parks. We work with over 700 volunteers each season to help improve the park and make a positive impact on the community.

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 288-6220

Location: Marcus Garvey Park

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M058 Marcus Garvey Park 2016-05-07 2016-05-07 8:30 am 4:00 pm 40.80450820922851600, -73.94366455078125000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5705487f01a7e.jpg Wed, 06 Apr 2016 14:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: May 7, 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.

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 9:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2016-05-07 2016-05-07 8:30 am 9:30 am 40.86059951782226600, -73.93379974365234000 Tue, 09 Feb 2016 15:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run-Inwood Hill Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/nyrr-open-runinwood-hill-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/nyrr-open-runinwood-hill-park Date: May 7, 2016

Get moving in Inwood Hill Park! Enjoy free Saturday morning runs and walks at NYRR"s weekly open runs.

Everyone is welcomed. Volunteers are needed too!

Meet at the park entrance at the corner of Isham Street and Seaman Avenue.

Start time: 8:45 am

End time: 9:45 am

Contact phone: (646) 822-6731

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

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2016-05-07 2016-05-07 8:45 am 9:45 am 40.86999893188476600, -73.92109680175781000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f14992d004c.jpg Thu, 28 Apr 2016 17:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Staten Island North Shore Forest Restoration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/0507-north-shore-forest-restoration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/0507-north-shore-forest-restoration Date: May 7, 2016

Volunteer with the Stewardship Team on the north shore of Staten Island at Jones Woods Park! Volunteers will help care for the young forest by removing invasive species which threaten the otherwise healthy forest. Volunteers will be introduced to forest ecology, and trained in invasive plant identification, and removal techniques. Come dressed in sturdy boots or shoes, long pants, and clothing that can get dirty.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-1463

Location: Franklin Avenue and Arnold Street (in Jones Woods Park)

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R048 Jones Woods Park 2016-05-07 2016-05-07 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.63850021362305000, -74.09079742431640000 Wed, 06 Apr 2016 13:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Soundview Street Tree Stewardship]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/0507-soundview-street-tree-stewardship http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/0507-soundview-street-tree-stewardship Date: May 7, 2016

Volunteer with the Stewardship Team in caring for our Street Trees in the Soundview area of the Bronx.

Volunteers will assist in planting Dewberry’s and caring for our street trees.

No experience necessary, training will be provided the day of the event. Come dressed in closed-toed shoes (boots or sneakers preferred), and clothing that can get dirty.

Please register here.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-1463

Location: Leland Avenue and O'Brien Avenue (in Soundview Park)

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X118 Soundview Park 2016-05-07 2016-05-07 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.81079864502000000, -73.85890197753900000 Wed, 06 Apr 2016 13:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Community Boatbuilding at Brooklyn Bridge Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/community-boatbuilding-at-bbp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/community-boatbuilding-at-bbp Date: May 7, 2016

The experienced boatbuilders of the Village Community Boathouse will lead volunteers in constructing a 14-foot-long Whitehall rowboat in Brooklyn Bridge Park's Community Room at 99 Plymouth. Named after the Lower Manhattan street that now ends at the Staten Island Ferry Terminal, Whitehalls were the water taxis of their day, speedily ferrying passengers across the East River and to and from ships at anchor in the harbor. The shape and dimensions of this boat are drawn from a Whitehall built at the Brooklyn Navy Yard in 1890.

Regular boatbuilding sessions will take place on Mondays and Thursdays from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. and on Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to noon until May 22. Spectators are more than welcome and volunteers are encouraged to join. No experience is necessary.

For more information or to sign up, please email info@villagecommunityboathouse.org or register here.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 724-6432

Location: 99 Plymouth Street (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-05-07 2016-05-07 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.70405696345800000, -73.98930621147200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570d07b0d24f5.JPG Tue, 12 Apr 2016 11:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Beautify Historic Flushing Outdoor Volunteer Project]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/beautify-historic-flushing-outdoor-volunteer-project http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/beautify-historic-flushing-outdoor-volunteer-project Date: May 7, 2016

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

Enjoy the beautiful spring garden at the historic Bowne House and help prepare it for the summer.

Tools and gloves will be supplied for the project's duration.

Registration is recommended. Please email bownehouse@verizon.net with your name and contact information (telephone or email).

All ages are welcome.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: 9718) 359-0528

Location: Bowne House (in Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech)

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Q022 Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech 2016-05-07 2016-05-07 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.76290130615234400, -73.82520294189453000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5717d3f459b2d.jpg Wed, 27 Apr 2016 14:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: St. Mary's Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/nyrr-open-run-st-marys-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/nyrr-open-run-st-marys-park Date: May 7, 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 the park, but the courses are between 2.5 and 3 miles long.

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: Eagle Avenue and 149th Street (in St. Mary's Park)

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2016-05-07 2016-05-07 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.81381420348400000, -73.91180372238200000 Thu, 28 Apr 2016 17:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Astoria Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/nyrr-open-run-astoria-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/nyrr-open-run-astoria-park Date: May 7, 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 the park, but the courses are between 2.5 and 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, and 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 2016-05-07 2016-05-07 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.77669906616211000, -73.92579650878906000 Thu, 28 Apr 2016 17:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Mind Body Fusion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/shape-up-nyc-mind-body-fusion http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/shape-up-nyc-mind-body-fusion Date: May 7, 2016

This class features a low-impact cardio workout, followed by balancing stretches and meditation to raise heart rate, burn calories, reduce stress, and work out every muscle.

This instructor is part of the NYC Parks' Shape Up NYC Fitness Instructor Training Program.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

Location: Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2016-05-07 2016-05-07 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.50199890136719000, -74.25140380859375000 Mon, 25 Apr 2016 16:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Athens Square]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/its-my-park-at-athens-square http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/its-my-park-at-athens-square Date: May 7, 2016

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Friends of Athens Square Park to show some tender, loving care to Athens Square Park. Volunteers will help with help remove any remaining leaves and get the park ready for the warm weather. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 272-8414

Location: Athens Square

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Q436 Athens Square 2016-05-07 2016-05-07 9:00 am 3:00 pm 40.76770019531250000, -73.92250061035156000 Fri, 29 Apr 2016 17:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Powell's Cove Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/its-my-park-at-powells-cove-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/its-my-park-at-powells-cove-park Date: May 7, 2016

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Coastal Preservation Network to help clean up the shoreline at Powell's Cove Park. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 635-2779

Location: 137th St and 11th Ave (in Powell's Cove Park)

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Q461 Powell's Cove Park 2016-05-07 2016-05-07 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.78810119628900000, -73.83219909668000000 Fri, 29 Apr 2016 17:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Great Kills Crooke's Point Tree Planting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/great-kills-crookes-point-tree-planting http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/great-kills-crookes-point-tree-planting Date: May 7, 2016

Volunteer with the Stewardship Team to plant trees in Great Kills Crooke's Point! Trees provide so many benefits to New Yorkers such as improved air and water quality, reduced pollution, and lower energy costs. Volunteers will be trained in proper planting techniques, while furthering the efforts of MillionTreesNYC. Come dressed in sturdy boots or shoes, long pants, and clothing that can get dirty. Space is limited and registration is required for this event.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-1463

Location: Hylan Boulevard and Buffalo Street (in Great Kills Park)

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R016 Great Kills Park 2016-05-07 2016-05-07 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.55519866943359400, -74.12779998779297000 Tue, 22 Mar 2016 14:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Springfield Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/its-my-park-at-springfield-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/its-my-park-at-springfield-park Date: May 7, 2016

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Volunteers for Springfield Park to beautify Springfield Park. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (347) 675-6932

Location: Park House (in Springfield Park)

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Q107 Springfield Park 2016-05-07 2016-05-07 9:30 am 2:00 pm 40.65969848632812500, -73.76339721679688000 Fri, 29 Apr 2016 18:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Learn to Ride: Kids]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/learn-to-ride-kids1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/learn-to-ride-kids1 Date: May 7, 2016

Learn to Ride—kids is a free class for adults and mature teens who are ready to ride. It doesn't matter how old you are, we’ll get you rolling in no time. With our safe, easy, effective method, Learn to Ride students learn how to balance, pedal, start, stop, and steer a bike, as well as adjust a helmet for proper fit. Most kids learn to ride in one session, but even if they don’t, they can join us for another free class!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430-1847

Location: Pelham Bay Park (South of Orchard Beach Parking Lot) (in Pelham Bay Park)

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2016-05-07 2016-05-07 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.86159896850586000, -73.79450225830078000 Fri, 22 Apr 2016 19:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[MAS Jane's Walk: Jefferson Market Library and Its Environs]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/mas-janes-walk-jefferson-market-library-and-its-environs http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/mas-janes-walk-jefferson-market-library-and-its-environs Date: May 7, 2016

This walk explores the Jefferson Market Library and its environs. The neighborhood is steeped in history with notable sites, including the Jefferson Market Garden (formerly the site of the Women's House of Detention), Patchin Place, Milligan Place, the Second Spanish and Portuguese Cemetery, the "Weather Underground townhouse," First Presbyterian Church, the Episcopal Church of the Ascension, and more.

This walk will be led by Historian Jack Intrator. Walks have no advance reservations, unless otherwise noted in the walk descriptions. Just show up!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 0:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Jefferson Market Library

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2016-05-07 2016-05-07 10:00 am 0:00 am 40.73457940000000000, -73.99914800000000000 Mon, 02 May 2016 18:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Thomas Boyland Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/its-my-park-at-thomas-boyland-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/its-my-park-at-thomas-boyland-park Date: May 7, 2016

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Masons in the Parks to help care for Thomas Boyland Park. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 272-8278

Location: Thomas Boyland Park

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B381 Thomas Boyland Park 2016-05-07 2016-05-07 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.68190002441406000, -73.90779876708984000 Fri, 29 Apr 2016 18:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/its-my-park-at-rockaway-beach-and-boardwalk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/its-my-park-at-rockaway-beach-and-boardwalk Date: May 7, 2016

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Belle Harbor Property Owners Association to beautify Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (347) 675-6932

Location: Beach 134th Street (in Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk)

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Q162 Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk 2016-05-07 2016-05-07 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.57229995727500000, -73.85079956054700000 Fri, 29 Apr 2016 18:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Carmansville Playground]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/its-my-park-at-carmansville-playground http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/its-my-park-at-carmansville-playground Date: May 7, 2016

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Beacon Light Lodge #76 to perform a general clean up and some possible plantings at Carmansville Playground. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 913-2456

Location: Amsterdam Avenue Entrance (in Carmansville Playground)

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M018 Carmansville Playground 2016-05-07 2016-05-07 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.82943593391900000, -73.94447711527100000 Fri, 29 Apr 2016 18:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Protectors of Pine Oak Woods: 40 Years of Green]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/protectors-of-pine-oak-woods-40-years-of-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/protectors-of-pine-oak-woods-40-years-of-green Date: May 7, 2016

Celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Protectors of Pine Oak Woods, and learn more about their dedication to preserving and expanding Staten Island parks.This exhibit traces the group’s history and growth through text, photos, and other ephemera. The exhibit runs through June 11, 2016.

The gallery is closed on Sundays and holidays. Admission is free.

Image: The Protectors of Pine Oak Woods has led in the creation of the parks and bluebelts indicated by stars on this map.

Dominick Durso/ALMAR Graphics

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2016-05-07 2016-05-07 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f15c0f3a162.jpeg Tue, 22 Mar 2016 13:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Prospect Park Alliance Saturday Woodland Corps]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/prospect-park-alliance-saturday-woodland-corps http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/prospect-park-alliance-saturday-woodland-corps Date: May 7, 2016

Help the Alliance restore the woodlands with a team of dedicated volunteers committed to the ongoing care of the Park’s 250 acres of forest.

Register online or call (718) 287-3400 for more information.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Prospect Park

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B073 Prospect Park 2016-05-07 2016-05-07 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.66170120239258000, -73.97080230712890000 Tue, 22 Mar 2016 16:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Sherman Creek Stewards: Orientation Session]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/sherman-creek-stewards-orientation-session http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/sherman-creek-stewards-orientation-session Date: May 7, 2016

Learn more about New York Restoration Project's weekly volunteer opportunities! Whether you are interested in getting your hands dirty with traditional ornamental gardening, removing the vines threatening our native NYC trees, or just want to meet an awesome group of people just as excited about getting into nature as you, our weekly Garden and Forest Crews could be for you! Attend an orientation to learn how to get involved. Come prepared to work!

Please register by calling 917-291-6436 or emailing volunteer@nyrp.org.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (917) 291-6436

Location: Swindler Cove (in Sherman Creek)

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M300 Sherman Creek 2016-05-07 2016-05-07 10:30 am 3:30 pm 40.85842514038086000, -73.92292785644531000 Wed, 09 Mar 2016 18:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Marble Hill Whose is it Anyways? - A Bronx Week Historic Neighborhood Walking Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/marble-hill-whose-is-it-anyways-a-bronx-week-historic-neighborhood-walking-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/marble-hill-whose-is-it-anyways-a-bronx-week-historic-neighborhood-walking-tour Date: May 7, 2016

Once the northernmost tip of Manhattan Island, the Marble Hill neighborhood is today claimed (in different ways) by both Manhattan and The Bronx. Visit the sites of old toll bridges, riverbeds, and train tracks, learn about a once-famous bicycle racing track, and a never-completed ballpark which might have hosted a World Series if it had been finished, and troll down quiet, tree-lined streets with private homes and slate sidewalks.

This tour will start on the southeast corner of Broadway and West 225th Street, outside Chase Bank.

Please contact The Society at (718) 881-8900 to reserve your spot. The tour generally runs about 2 hours.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 881-8900

Location: Outside Chase Bank

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2016-05-07 2016-05-07 10:30 am 1:30 pm 40.87433860061800000, -73.90952219496800000 Wed, 23 Mar 2016 15:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Audubon: Wonderful Warblers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/popup-audubon-wonderful-warblers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/popup-audubon-wonderful-warblers Date: May 7, 2016

Join the Alliance to discover why Prospect Park is an important place for many species of birds. Through fun games, experiments and citizen science projects, learn why warblers are so wonderful.

  • Adventure Hike, 12–1 pm: Alliance naturalists will introduce you to the natural history of Prospect Park and the Park's hidden trails. Recommended for families with children 5 and older.
  • Nature on the Go!, 1–2 pm: Did you know 25 types of warblers stop at Prospect Park in May? Learn how to identify these cute and colorful birds on a bird walk. Participants will also create their own pair of binoculars and learn how to identify these colorful songbirds.
  • Nature’s Helpers, 2–3 pm: Did you know that trees help trees? After learning how mulch protects tree roots, spend time spreading wood chips around trees.
  • Family Bird Watching, 3–4 pm: After learning how to use binoculars, join our naturalists to identify some of the 250 species of birds that call Prospect Park home.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Eastwood (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2016-05-07 2016-05-07 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.66183853149414000, -73.96591949462890000 Tue, 22 Mar 2016 16:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Audubon II: Animal Clues]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/popup-audubon-ii-animal-clues http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/popup-audubon-ii-animal-clues Date: May 7, 2016

Join Alliance educators at the Peninsula to learn about birds and other animals that make their home near water, and add to the “nest” we are weaving with natural materials.

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Peninsula (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2016-05-07 2016-05-07 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.65719985961914000, -73.96890258789062000 Tue, 22 Mar 2016 16:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[GreenThumb Workshop: Plant Starts Giveaway]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/greenthumb-workshop-plant-starts-giveaway http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/greenthumb-workshop-plant-starts-giveaway Date: May 7, 2016

Get your veggie transplants at our annual giveaway, and learn some tips on square-foot gardening.

All supplies are for registered GreenThumb community gardens only and are available by RSVP while supplies last. One site pick-up only.

Please RSVP by calling (212) 602-5300 or signing up at the online form here.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 602-5300

Location: Melrose New Generation Community Garden

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2016-05-07 2016-05-07 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.82389831542969000, -73.91500091552734000 Thu, 17 Mar 2016 14:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Mother’s Day Arts & Crafts Fair]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/mothers-day-arts-crafts-fair http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/mothers-day-arts-crafts-fair Date: May 7, 2016

Enjoy the spring grounds and find something special for mom, featuring handmade goods from local artists and crafters.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-4506

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

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R117 Alice Austen Park 2016-05-07 2016-05-07 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.61460113525390600, -74.06310272216797000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56e1b80a81df5.jpg Wed, 23 Mar 2016 15:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Historical Walk: Jane's River Sisters]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/janes-river-sisters http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/janes-river-sisters Date: May 7, 2016

Jane Jacobs may have never set foot in the South Bronx, but there are many examples of how community activism has revitalized local neighborhoods.

Join our volunteer historians as we colloborate with Celebrating the City: Jane Jacobs at 100 Years www.jj100.org and lead a walk in the spirit of Jane Jacobs through Concrete Plant Park to Hunts Point Riverside Park where Bronx activist once fought against auto-oriented plans and led a movement toward increasingly livable communities.

The walk will end at Hunts Point Riverside Park at the Flotilla Festival.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430-4636

Location: Concrete Plant Park

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X305 Concrete Plant Park 2016-05-07 2016-05-07 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.82690048217773400, -73.88480377197266000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/571a3edfd9357.JPG Mon, 25 Apr 2016 15:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Fitness Party with Mark Fisher Fitness in Hudson Park!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/fitness-party-with-mark-fisher-fitness-in-hudson-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/fitness-party-with-mark-fisher-fitness-in-hudson-park Date: May 7, 2016

Need to get beach body ready for summer? Looking to get outside and enjoy the warming weather? Want to make some new friends?

Join the insanely fun Mark Fisher Fitness Team at Hudson Park for a one-hour fitness party!

Classes are free and held each Saturday at 11:00 a.m. All skills levels and welcome, no experience necessary.

Classes will include body-weight exercise for both beginners and advanced fitness ninjas! Space is limited, so please sign up on Eventbrite in advance to guarantee your spot.

Please bring a towel and water bottle. You're going to do some serious sweating!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: 544 West 35th Street (in Hudson Park)

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M399 Hudson Park 2016-05-07 2016-05-07 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.75586466046600000, -74.00046013491800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/572104d8ac801.jpg Thu, 28 Apr 2016 14:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Valentino Pier]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/its-my-park-at-valentino-pier http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/its-my-park-at-valentino-pier Date: May 7, 2016

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Red Hook Boaters to do a general cleanup at Valentino Pier. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (646) 581-3941

Location: Valentino Pier

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B418 Valentino Pier 2016-05-07 2016-05-07 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.67839813232422000, -74.01830291748047000 Fri, 29 Apr 2016 18:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Hoover-Manton Playgrounds]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/its-my-park-at-hoover-manton-playgrounds http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/its-my-park-at-hoover-manton-playgrounds Date: May 7, 2016

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Briarwood Action Network to beautify Hoover-Manton Playgrounds. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (347) 675-6932

Location: Seating area (in Hoover - Manton Playgrounds)

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Q220G Hoover - Manton Playgrounds 2016-05-07 2016-05-07 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.71090338320100000, -73.82070122789900000 Fri, 29 Apr 2016 18:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Learn to Ride: Kids]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/leanr-to-ride-kids http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/leanr-to-ride-kids Date: May 7, 2016

Learn to Ride—kids is a free class for adults and mature teens who are ready to ride. It doesn’t matter how old you are, we’ll get you rolling in no time. With our safe, easy, effective method, Learn to Ride students learn how to balance, pedal, start, stop, and steer a bike, as well as adjust a helmet for proper fit. Most kids learn to ride in one session, but even if they don’t, they can join us for another free class!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 393-7370

Location: Rosemary's Playground

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Q398 Rosemary's Playground 2016-05-07 2016-05-07 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.70470046997070000, -73.90399932861328000 Wed, 06 Apr 2016 13:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Conservatory Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden Date: May 7, 2016

From a magnificent iron gate made in 1894 to a sculptural tribute to The Secret Garden, Central Park Conservancy staff takes you on a guided stroll amid thousands of trees, shrubs, perennials, and annuals that bloom throughout the year. Learn about Conservatory Garden's history, design, and botanical specimens, from the professionals who care for it. This tour is bound to give visitors a new appreciation for this special space in Central Park. Route involves a few stairs.

The last Saturday of the month tour is free with registration.

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

Location: Vanderbilt Gate (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-05-07 2016-05-07 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.79349899291992000, -73.95189666748047000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56fbdce88695e.jpg Mon, 11 Apr 2016 17:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Northern Forts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/central-park-tour-northern-forts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/central-park-tour-northern-forts Date: May 7, 2016

Did you know that the north end of Central Park has a rich history that includes the British having been stationed here during the American Revolution, and American troops stationed there during the War of 1812? Recent archaeological and historical investigations in the area have revealed even more information about how the "Fort Landscape" was used in the late 18th and early 19th centuries, before this area was part of Central Park. This season, join our guides and learn the history of this part of the Park, get insight into the studies in the area, and appreciate the recent restorations undertaken by the Conservancy.

Highlights of this tour include McGowan's Pass, Fort Clinton, Nutter's Battery, and the Harlem Meer.

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

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review the Central Park Conservancy's policies carefully.

Groups of seven or more must schedule a custom tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org.For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2016-05-07 2016-05-07 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.79679870605469000, -73.95149993896484000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57080296a04a7.jpg Mon, 11 Apr 2016 17:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Jennifer's Annual Flushing Bay Shoreline Cleanup]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/jennifers-annual-flushing-bay-shoreline-cleanup http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/jennifers-annual-flushing-bay-shoreline-cleanup Date: May 7, 2016

Please join the Empire Dragon Boat Team, in partnership with Riverkeeper and NYC Parks, as we work together to clean-up the Flushing Bay shoreline.

Join the cleanup, experience paddling in our dragon boat, learn about green infrastructure initiatives designed to restore our waterways, and continue the legacy spearheaded by one of our founders, Jennifer Merendino.

To register for this event, please email empiregreenteam@gmail.com.

Please do not wear open-toed shoes, sandals, or flip flops.

For event updates, please visit empiredragonboat.com

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2016-05-07 2016-05-07 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.76060104370117000, -73.84680175781250000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570e99747a764.jpg Wed, 13 Apr 2016 16:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Tompkinsville Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/its-my-park-at-tompkinsville-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/its-my-park-at-tompkinsville-park Date: May 7, 2016

Please note: This project was rescheduled from April 16.

This It's My Park season, volunteers from Island Voice, the Tompkinsville Restoration Project, and Everything Goes will be starting the It's My Park season with a cleanup in the park.

The volunteers will be raking leaves, planting, and doing overall park beautification. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Corner of Victory Avenue and Bay Street (in Tompkinsville Park)

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R024 Tompkinsville Park 2016-05-07 2016-05-07 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.63771910003400000, -74.07611107826200000 Thu, 14 Apr 2016 11:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[NatureFest 2016]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/naturefest-2016 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/naturefest-2016 Date: May 7, 2016

The Museum’s annual environmental fair will include free activities for children and adults, nature walks, information tables, and arts and crafts.

This festival will occur in tandem with the Harbor in Bloom festival.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 483-7107

Location: Snug Harbor Culture Center (in Snug Harbor Cultural Center)

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R116 Snug Harbor Cultural Center 2016-05-07 2016-05-07 11:00 am 4:00 am 40.64130020141601600, -74.10289764404297000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f1c0679a0b2.JPG Wed, 23 Mar 2016 15:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Zumba in West Harlem Piers Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/zumba-in-west-harlem-piers-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/zumba-in-west-harlem-piers-park Date: May 7, 2016

Summer on the Hudson and Shape Up NYC offers free fitness classes to help New Yorkers get and stay fit.

This class is a fusion of Latin, international. and popular music dance themes creating a dynamic, exciting, effective fitness system! The routines feature aerobic, fitness interval training with a combination of fast and slow rhythms that tone and sculpt the body with easy to follow dance steps.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: On the Pier (in West Harlem Piers)

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M376 West Harlem Piers 2016-05-07 2016-05-07 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.81880187988300000, -73.96109771728500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f5706748b17.jpg Wed, 06 Apr 2016 13:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Learn to Ride: Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/learn-to-rideadults1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/learn-to-rideadults1 Date: May 7, 2016

Learn to Ride—Adults is a free class for adults and mature teens who are ready to ride. It doesn’t matter if you’re 18 or 80, we’ll get you rolling in no time. With our safe, easy, effective method, Learn to Ride students learn how to balance, pedal, start, stop, and steer a bike, as well as adjust a helmet for proper fit. Most people learn to ride in one session, but even if they don’t, they’ll leave equipped with an easy, low-stress way to teach themselves—or, they can join us for another free class!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 870-2080

Location: Boxcar Playground (in Crotona Park)

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X010 Crotona Park 2016-05-07 2016-05-07 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.83700180053711000, -73.89270019531250000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56fc431226297.jpg Tue, 05 Apr 2016 14:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Sherry Dog Run]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/its-my-park-at-sherry-dog-run http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/its-my-park-at-sherry-dog-run Date: May 7, 2016

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Friends of Sherry Park Dog Run to beautify the park for our furry friends! Volunteers will be needed to help with a general cleanup, and to paint benches and planters. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (917) 272-8414

Location: Sherry Park (in Sherry Dog Run)

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Q341C Sherry Dog Run 2016-05-07 2016-05-07 11:30 am 4:30 pm 40.74140167236328000, -73.89880371093750000 Fri, 29 Apr 2016 18:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Learn to Ride: Kids]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/learn-to-ride-kids http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/learn-to-ride-kids Date: May 7, 2016

Learn to Ride—kids is a free class for adults and mature teens who are ready to ride. It doesn't matter how old you are, we’ll get you rolling in no time. With our safe, easy, effective method, Learn to Ride students learn how to balance, pedal, start, stop, and steer a bike, as well as adjust a helmet for proper fit. Most kids learn to ride in one session, but even if they don’t, they can join us for another free class!

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 965-8942

Location: Red Hook Park (in Red Hook Recreation Area)

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B126 Red Hook Recreation Area 2016-05-07 2016-05-07 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.67169952392578000, -74.00630187988281000 Fri, 22 Apr 2016 19:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids Learn to Ride a Bike with Bike NY]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/kids-learn-to-ride-a-bike-with-bike-ny http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/kids-learn-to-ride-a-bike-with-bike-ny Date: May 7, 2016

Bike New York will cohost a free Kids Learn to Ride event with HY/HK Alliance!

Are you struggling to teach your child to ride a bike the old-fashioned way? Are you about ready to throw in the towel? Are you and your child interested in a positive community experience where dozens of kids learn to ride a bike together? If so, Learn to Ride—Kids is the class for you. This class is open to children ages 5 - 13. Each participant must attend with a legal guardian.

There will be two class sessions, noon - 2:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. We will close off Hudson Boulevard West adjacent to the playground to create a car free learning environment.

Registration is strongly encouraged! Vist Bike NYC to register.

Kids must bring their own bike and helmet. Enoch's Bike Shop has created a raffle for a girls bike for the event!

Classes are canceled in the event of rain; please call the Bike NY weather hotline at (212) 870-2080 ext. 2 for updates. Students registered for a class that is canceled because of rain will be invited to register for a later class date within the established season schedule.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 239-1619

Location: 35th Street Playground (in Hudson Park)

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M399 Hudson Park 2016-05-07 2016-05-07 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.75603679324600000, -74.00011681216400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/571e7ceed73a5.jpg Mon, 02 May 2016 18:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Urban Wildlife Appreciation Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/urban-wildlife-appreciation-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/urban-wildlife-appreciation-day Date: May 7, 2016

Get up close and personal with NYC's wild residents. Learn about squirrels, coyotes, skunks, urban birds, and more. The Urban Park Rangers will also inform you about the best places to see wildlife in New York City and how to safely interact with them. Learn from New York State licensed rehabilitators and additional wildlife enthusiasts.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: 218th Street and Indian Road (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2016-05-07 2016-05-07 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.87289810180664000, -73.91860198974610000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f9a8bad9845.jpg Tue, 29 Mar 2016 17:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Conservancy On A Wing Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/central-park-conservancys-on-a-wing-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/central-park-conservancys-on-a-wing-festival Date: May 7, 2016

Celebrate the bird migration season with Central Park Conservancy's annual On A Wing Festival.

Meet live bats, butterflies, and birds of prey, some of which call Central Park their home. Look for migrating warblers and other songbirds on a Birding Basics for Families walk and learn how essential these winged beings are to the ecosystem.

Borrow a Discovery Kit and create your own Central Park adventure, exploring how the Conservancy's work has made the park a sanctuary for birds, bats, and butterflies. This festival features interactive presentations from the Organization for Bat Conservation, Talons!, NYC Audubon Society, Long Island Aquarium, Artist, Jessica Daryl Winer, and more.

This event is free. Tickets are not required but let us know you're coming. Open to all ages. Member Perk: Show your family membership card to receive a free Shakespeare Garden Discovery Journal.

Schedule of Events:

12:00 p.m.

  • Shakespeare Garden: Secret World of Insects and Butterflies presented by Long Island Aquarium
  • Birding Basics for Families Walk: Ramble
  • Flight Patterns: Drawing the Shakespeare Garden with Artist Jessica Daryl Winer

1:00 p.m.

  • Live Bat Encounter presented by Organization for Bat Conservation
  • Birding Basics for Families Walk: Ramble
  • Flight Patterns: Drawing the Shakespeare Garden with Artist, Jessica Daryl Winer

2:00 p.m.

  • Talons! Live Bird of Prey Experience presented by Master Falconer, Lorrie Schumacher
  • Birding Basics for Families Walk: Ramble
  • Flight Patterns: Drawing the Shakespeare Garden with Artist, Jessica Daryl Winer

Ongoing Activities:

  • Discovery Kit exploration in the Ramble
  • The Cornell Lab of Ornithology: Colors of Flight activity
  • Wild Bird Fund: Rescued City "Ambassadors" of Flight
  • Photo Opportunity with Talons! Bird of Prey Experience
  • Meet and greet live insects, bugs, and butterflies that call Shakespeare Garden home

This event takes place rain or shine, except in extreme weather conditions (heavy rain, sustained winds of 30mph or heat index above 95 degrees). For more information, please call (646) 208-4111.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 776-1066

Location: Belvedere Castle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-05-07 2016-05-07 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.77930068969726600, -73.96910095214844000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56fae196cb574.jpg Wed, 30 Mar 2016 14:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Carousel Opening Eco Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/carousel-opening-eco-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/carousel-opening-eco-day Date: May 7, 2016

Enjoy a fun-filled day of events for the entire family! Come ride the carousel, enjoy craft activities, and meet farm animals visiting for the day. There will be puppet show performances at 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 pm.

This program is part of the Greening the Globe Begins at Home series, which highlights environmental education, “green collar” career paths, and initiatives towards creating sustainable communities. Funding for these events is provided by a grant from the New York City Council, including Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, CM Donovan Richards, and the Staten Island Delegation: CM Joseph Borelli, CM Debi Rose, and CM Steven Matteo.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: 1 Eton Place (in Willowbrook Park)

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R030 Willowbrook Park 2016-05-07 2016-05-07 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.60414505004883000, -74.16001892089844000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570a7cf71e190.jpg Mon, 18 Apr 2016 19:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Sports and Fitness Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/sports-fitness-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/sports-fitness-day Date: May 7, 2016

Come join us for an afternoon of obstacle courses, races, rockwall climbing, zumba, spin deomonstrations, and more!

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 393-7370

Location: Beach 17th Street and Seagirt Boulevard (in Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk)

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Q162 Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk 2016-05-07 2016-05-07 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.59479904174805000, -73.75090026855469000 Wed, 06 Apr 2016 13:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Amazing Bronx River Flotilla]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/amazing-bronx-river-flotilla http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/amazing-bronx-river-flotilla Date: May 7, 2016

Please note: registration for the 5-mile paddle is now closed.

Join the Bronx River Alliance to kick off paddling season and celebrate during the annual Amazing Bronx River Flotilla at Hunts Point Riverside Park. The event features live music, kids activities, and a live poetry reading by "The Peace Poets."

In collaboration with Jane Jacobs 100 Years, the Bronx River Alliance will also host a guided historical walk starting at Concrete Plant Park at 11 a.m.

For more info please visit our website bronxriver.org.

Rain date is May 21.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430-4665

Location: Hunts Point Riverside Park

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X336 Hunts Point Riverside Park 2016-05-07 2016-05-07 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.81750106811523400, -73.88240051269531000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56d06bbcbadde.jpg Wed, 27 Apr 2016 14:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Playwriting for Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/playwriting-for-adults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/playwriting-for-adults Date: May 7, 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 2016-05-07 2016-05-07 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Wed, 30 Dec 2015 12:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Nature Exploration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/nature-exploration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/nature-exploration Date: May 7, 2016

Join the Prospect Park Alliance for nature education programs at the Prospect Park Audubon Center, the first urban Audubon Center in the nation.

  • Nature Play, 10–11 am: Join Alliance naturalists and learn to appreciate the beauty of nature and develop self-reliance, creativity and problem-solving skills through different outdoor play-based activities.
  • Discovery Pack, 10 am–12 pm: The Prospect Park Alliance invites you to get inspired by nature with our new Discovery Packs, a ready-to-go kits filled with nature activities for families.
  • Blooming Naturalists,12–1 pm: So you think you are a Naturalist? Find out at the Audubon Center by learning how to identify birds and use binoculars and field guides.
  • Introduction to Bird Watching, Saturdays, 12–1 pm: Look! Up in the sky, it’s a bird! But what kind of bird is it? Join the Prospect Park Alliance to learn about the magnificent array of birds that call Prospect Park home. Led by the Brooklyn Bird Club.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2016-05-07 2016-05-07 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.66070175170898400, -73.96540069580078000 Wed, 16 Mar 2016 15:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Introduction to Bird Watching]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/introduction-to-bird-watching http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/introduction-to-bird-watching Date: May 7, 2016

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

Led by the Brooklyn Bird Club.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2016-05-07 2016-05-07 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.66070175170898400, -73.96540069580078000 Fri, 26 Feb 2016 13:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Ed Center Open Hours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/ed-center-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/ed-center-open-hours Date: May 7, 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 2016-05-07 2016-05-07 1:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.70428673171300000, -73.98938399553300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56b39ce479a04.jpg Thu, 04 Feb 2016 15:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Brower Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/its-my-park-at-brower-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/its-my-park-at-brower-park Date: May 7, 2016

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Friends of Brower Park to help care for Brower Park. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 272-8278

Location: Brower Park Parkhouse (in Brower Park)

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B012 Brower Park 2016-05-07 2016-05-07 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.67380142211914000, -73.94390106201172000 Fri, 29 Apr 2016 18:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Science in the Park: Exploring the Bay]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/science-in-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/science-in-the-park Date: May 7, 2016

Join Alley Pond Environmental Center for fun and free hands-on science programming. We will grab a seining net and learn about creatures that live in the bay. Please register here.

Generously funded by Council Member Paul Vallone.

Sessions will be held on May 7 and 29 and June 4 and 26.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-4793

Location: Bay Area (in Little Bay Park)

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Q010A Little Bay Park 2016-05-07 2016-05-07 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.79083504895700000, -73.78331184387200000 Wed, 30 Mar 2016 16:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[FLUX Public Art Projects: FLUX Art Fair Performances]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/flux-public-art-projects-flux-art-fair-performances http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/flux-public-art-projects-flux-art-fair-performances Date: May 7, 2016

FLUX Public Art Projects, a FLUX Art Fair initiative, features over 40 public art installations for its second annual show. The fair will take place from May 3 through May 31, in several locations throughout Harlem’s parks and boulevards. The only contemporary art fair mounted in the neighborhood, FLUX embodies Harlem’s creative spirit and cultural significance by bringing together original works from large sculptural works to sound pieces, performance art and thought-provoking installations in rocks, fences and light-poles by over 40 innovative artists.

In Marcus Garvey Park, the Classical Theatre of Harlem will perform fight scenes from their summer 2016 production of Macbeth. Jose Rodriguez will perform Pennies From Heaven, an improvised live performance and symbolic offering of a penny mosaic. Aya Rodriguez-Izumi will also perform Temple, a one-on-one intervention based on divination practices from various cultures.The public is also invited to join artist Nancy Rakoczy in weaving the Liberian Flag. Visitors are encouraged to bring clean used plastic bags and tablecloths for this project.

FLUX Public Art Projects is presented in collaboration with Marcus Garvey Park Alliance, NYC Parks, and New York City Department of Transportation Art Program.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Acropolis (in Marcus Garvey Park)

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M058 Marcus Garvey Park 2016-05-07 2016-05-07 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.80427169799805000, -73.94361114501953000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/571113ecda05f.jpg Wed, 20 Apr 2016 13:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Hands on History: Musical Instruments]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/hands-on-history-musical-instruments http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/hands-on-history-musical-instruments Date: May 7, 2016

Pianos, guitars and tambourines, oh my!

At 1:00 p.m., listen to a reading of Play Mozart Play by Peter Sis, led by Literacy INC. Show off your musical skills and create an instrument out of recycled materials in our drop-in workshop from 1:30 to 4:00 p.m. After the workshop, tour the house and see our 200 year-old piano.

Families with children are welcome.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 206-0545

Location: King Manor Museum (in Rufus King Park)

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Q023 Rufus King Park 2016-05-07 2016-05-07 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.70299911499023400, -73.80372619628906000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5717afec79659.jpg Thu, 21 Apr 2016 17:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Goalball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/goalball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/goalball Date: May 7, 2016

Goalball is a Paralympic sport for athletes with visual impairments.It is played by two teams of three who are blindfolded 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. Membership is required.

For more information, email Rodolfo.Guevara@parks.nyc.gov.

Start time: 1:45 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-3319

Location: Chelsea Recreation Center

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M260 Chelsea Recreation Center 2016-05-07 2016-05-07 1:45 pm 4:00 pm 40.74829864501953000, -74.00219726562500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56bb8530e2b9a.jpg Thu, 11 Feb 2016 19:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[The Grand Concourse Historic District Art Deco Delights]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/the-grand-concourse-historic-district-art-deco-delights http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/the-grand-concourse-historic-district-art-deco-delights Date: May 7, 2016

Join Bronx Borough Historian Lloyd Ultan on a stroll through one of The Bronx’s noted designated historic districts – the Grand Concourse. This tour will start on the southwest corner of the Grand Concourse and East 167th Street and will terminate at East 149th Street. Take the D train to East 167th and the Grand Concourse, or take the #4 to East 167th Street and walk two blocks east to the Grand Concourse. Bronx buses #1, #2, and #35 stop at the meeting location.

Tour cost $10 for BCHS members, $20 for non-members. Contact The Society at (718) 881-8900 to reserve your spot. The tours generally run about 2 hours.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-881-8900

Location: E.167th Street and the Grand Concourse

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2016-05-07 2016-05-07 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.83448041665500000, -73.91805733379900000 Thu, 24 Mar 2016 14:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Fleece Fun]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/fleece-fun http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/fleece-fun Date: May 7, 2016

Come to Lefferts Historic House and see how wool was used on a Flatbush farm. You can brush the wool with carding paddles, spin yarn using a drop spindle, and even make a felt ball to take home with you.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2016-05-07 2016-05-07 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.66429901123047000, -73.96389770507812000 Tue, 22 Mar 2016 11:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Paper Arts & Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/paper-arts-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/paper-arts-crafts Date: May 7, 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 2016-05-07 2016-05-07 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Wed, 30 Dec 2015 17:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Le Petit Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/le-petit-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/le-petit-art Date: May 7, 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 2016-05-07 2016-05-07 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Mon, 31 Aug 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: West Side Stories]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/central-park-tour-west-side-stories http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/central-park-tour-west-side-stories Date: May 7, 2016

Discover some of the secret spots that the park's West Siders know and love: a lost village, a poetic garden, and a bridge with a spectacular view. Join Central Park Conservancy guides on a tour through Central Park’s historic west side.

The tour route involves moderate inclines and a few stairs. The tour starts inside the park at 81st Street and Central Park West, and ends near 77th Street and Central Park West

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review Central Park Conservancy's policies carefully.

Groups of seven or more must schedule a custom tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org.For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

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

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M010 Central Park 2016-05-07 2016-05-07 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.78196334838867000, -73.97141265869140000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570802e3d4ca3.JPG Mon, 11 Apr 2016 17:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Learn to Ride: Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/learn-to-rideadults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/learn-to-rideadults Date: May 7, 2016

Learn to Ride—Adults is a free class for adults and mature teens who are ready to ride. It doesn’t matter if you’re 18 or 80, we’ll get you rolling in no time. With our safe, easy, effective method, Learn to Ride students learn how to balance, pedal, start, stop, and steer a bike, as well as adjust a helmet for proper fit. Most people learn to ride in one session, but even if they don’t, they’ll leave equipped with an easy, low-stress way to teach themselves—or, they can join us for another free class!

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 870-2080

Location: Linden Playground (in Linden Park)

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B214 Linden Park 2016-05-07 2016-05-07 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.65900039672851600, -73.88690185546875000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56fc41dfe736e.jpg Tue, 05 Apr 2016 14:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Gallery Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/gallery-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/gallery-tour Date: May 7, 2016

Join Wave Hill’s Curatorial Fellow for a tour of current exhibitions.

In the main gallery, (Not So) Still Life presents novel ways that contemporary artists are transforming the still-life genre to engage with current culture. As a subject, the still life has remained popular since the early Renaissance, featuring compositions of natural and inanimate objects often presented with allegorical connotations. Today, artists are creating new variations by working in photography and sculpture to conflate interior space with landscape, or by using video and animation to convey still life in motion. Artists include Adam Brent, Elizabeth Bryant, Nicole Cohen, Ori Gersht, Jessica Jackson Hutchins, Sue Johnson, Laura Letinsky, Beth Lipman, Erin O’Keefe,Donna Sharrett, Nicolas Touron, Michael Vahrenwald, Rodrigo Valenzuela and Alex Verhaest. In the Sunroom Project Space, Tai Hwa Goh explores the controlled natural environment of greenhouses, contemplating the intersection of the organic and the human-made realms.

This event is free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Glyndor Gallery (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2016-05-07 2016-05-07 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.89886474609375000, -73.91186523437500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570d3c169d92b.jpg Mon, 18 Apr 2016 19:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[MAS Jane's Walk: Jefferson Market Library and Its Environs]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/mas-janes-walk-jefferson-market-library-and-its-environs http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/mas-janes-walk-jefferson-market-library-and-its-environs Date: May 7, 2016

This walk explores the Jefferson Market Library and its environs. The neighborhood is steeped in history with notable sites including the Jefferson Market Garden (formerly the site of the Women's House of Detention), Patchin Place, Milligan Place, the Second Spanish and Portuguese Cemetery, the "Weather Underground townhouse," First Presbyterian Church, the Episcopal Church of the Ascension, and more.

This walk will be led by Historian Jack Intrator. Walks have no advance reservations, unless otherwise noted in the walk description. Just show up!

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 691-8138

Location: Jefferson Market Library

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2016-05-07 2016-05-07 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.73457940000000000, -73.99914800000000000 Mon, 02 May 2016 18:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Leading the Way: Six Outstanding Women of Queens]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/leading-the-way-six-outstanding-women-of-queens http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/leading-the-way-six-outstanding-women-of-queens Date: May 7, 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 2016-05-07 2016-05-07 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.76369857788086000, -73.82399749755860000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5591a2b96e22b.jpg Mon, 29 Feb 2016 18:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Storefront Science: Urban Naturalist]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/storefront-science-urban-naturalist http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/storefront-science-urban-naturalist Date: May 7, 2016

Grab your magnifying glasses! Join Storefront Science's Dr. A. to explore the park’s trees and wildlife through enriching games that highlight plant identification and animal behaviors.

This program is made possible through the generous funding of Councilmember Ydanis Rodriguez.

Space is limited. RSVP is required; please email RSVP@FortTryonParkTrust.org to register.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Anne Loftus Playground (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2016-05-07 2016-05-07 3:00 pm 4:30 pm 40.86520004272461000, -73.92880249023438000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/571f8608f379e.jpg Tue, 03 May 2016 18:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids Learn to Ride a Bike with Bike NY]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/kids-learn-to-ride-a-bike-with-bike-ny1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/kids-learn-to-ride-a-bike-with-bike-ny1 Date: May 7, 2016

Bike New York will cohost a free Kids Learn to Ride event with HY/HK Alliance!

Are you struggling to teach your child to ride a bike the old-fashioned way? Are you about ready to throw in the towel? Are you and your child interested in a positive community experience where dozens of kids learn to ride a bike together? If so, Learn to Ride—Kids is the class for you. This class is open to children ages 5 - 13. Each participant must attend with a legal guardian.

There will be two class sessions, noon - 2:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. We will close off Hudson Boulevard West adjacent to the playground to create a car free learning environment.

Registration is strongly encouraged! Vist Bike NYC to register.

Kids must bring their own bike and helmet. Enoch's Bike Shop has created a raffle for a girls bike for the event!

Classes are canceled in the event of rain; please call the Bike NY weather hotline at (212) 870-2080 ext. 2 for updates. Students registered for a class that is canceled because of rain will be invited to register for a later class date within the established season schedule.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 239-1619

Location: 35th Street Playground (in Hudson Park)

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M399 Hudson Park 2016-05-07 2016-05-07 3:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.75603679324600000, -74.00011681216400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/571e7ceed73a5.jpg Mon, 02 May 2016 18:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Make Some Noise - A Celebration of Women and Music]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/summer-on-the-hudson-make-some-noise-a-celebration-of-women-and-music http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/summer-on-the-hudson-make-some-noise-a-celebration-of-women-and-music Date: May 7, 2016

Summer on the Hudson partners with Barnard College for an evening celebrating women in music. See performances by some of the finest from NYC colleges and universities.

The lineup will be announced on Summer on the Hudson's Twitter account, at @SummerOnHudson, on May 1.

Picnics and blankets are welcome, some chairs will be provided.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Crabapple Grove North (in Riverside Park)

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M072 Riverside Park 2016-05-07 2016-05-07 5:00 pm 8:30 pm 40.79457855224609400, -73.97711944580078000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f570d11e2e4.JPG Wed, 06 Apr 2016 13:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Creed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/movies-under-the-stars-creed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/movies-under-the-stars-creed Date: May 7, 2016

Join NYC Parks and the New York City Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment for a free film! This movie is held outdoors.

The former World Heavyweight Champion Rocky Balboa serves as a trainer and mentor to Adonis Johnson, the son of his late friend and former rival Apollo Creed. Rated PG 13.

Know Before You Go:

You should arrive before 7:30 p.m. to get your spot. Feel Free to bring a blanket to sit on, although there will be a limited supply of chairs available. Bottled waters are OK, but no glass. Reservations are not taken, so space is available on a first come first served basis. All are welcome!

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430-1825

Location: St. Mary's Park

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2016-05-07 2016-05-07 7:30 pm 9:30 pm 40.81169891357422000, -73.91259765625000000 Tue, 03 May 2016 12:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Tyler Perry's The Single Moms Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/movies-under-the-stars-the-singel-moms-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/movies-under-the-stars-the-singel-moms-club Date: May 7, 2016

Join NYC Parks and the New York City Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment for a free film!

Celebrate Mother's Day early at this screening of Tyler Perry's The Single Moms Club. This dramedy centers on five struggling single moms, who put aside their differences to form a support group, they find inspiration and laughter in their new sisterhood, and help each other overcome the obstacles that stand in their way.

Know Before You Go:

You should come before 8:00 p.m. to get your spot for the movie. Please bring your own picnic blanket or chair. Food is OK, but no alcohol or smoking. All are welcome!

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 965-8942

Location: Linden Park

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B214 Linden Park 2016-05-07 2016-05-07 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.65900039672900000, -73.88690185546900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57229c55b668f.jpg Fri, 29 Apr 2016 16:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under The Stars: E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/movie-night-the-mighty-ducks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/movie-night-the-mighty-ducks Date: May 7, 2016

Bring a chair or blanket and join us! The movie begins at dusk.

E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial

Both a classic movie for kids and a remarkable portrait of childhood, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial is a sci-fi adventure that captures that strange moment in youth when the world is a place of mysterious possibilities (some wonderful, some awful), and the universe seems somehow separate from the one inhabited by grown-ups. Henry Thomas plays Elliott, a young boy living with his single mother (Dee Wallace), his older brother Michael (Robert MacNaughton), and his younger sister Gertie (Drew Barrymore). Elliott often seems lonely and out of sorts, lost in his own world. One day, while looking for something in the back yard, he senses something mysterious in the woods watching him. And he's right: an alien spacecraft on a scientific mission mistakenly left behind an aging botanist who isn't sure how to get home. Eventually Elliott puts his fears aside and makes contact with the "little squashy guy," perhaps the least threatening alien invader ever to hit a movie screen. As Elliott tries to keep the alien under wraps and help him figure out a way to get home, he discovers that the creature can communicate with him telepathically. Soon they begin to learn from each other, and Elliott becomes braver and less threatened by life. E.T. rigs up a communication device from junk he finds around the house, but no one knows if he'll be rescued before a group of government scientists gets hold of him.

Paraphrased from Swank website.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 393-7370

Location: George U. Harvey Park Hockey Rink

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2016-05-07 2016-05-07 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.78178787231445000, -73.82458496093750000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/571e741ae501c.jpg Mon, 25 Apr 2016 18:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Japan Run (4M)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/08/japan-run-4m http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/08/japan-run-4m Date: May 8, 2016

Celebrate traditional and contemporary Japanese culture at this four-mile race in Central Park, now in its 10th year. The race and accompanying kids' races are part of Japan Day at Central Park, which starts immediately after the Japan Run and features a variety of Japanese food, activities, and stage performances over the course of the day

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Central Park

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M010 Central Park 2016-05-08 2016-05-08 8:00 am 9:30 am 40.77959823608398400, -73.96939849853516000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56eb0b6172884.jpg Tue, 29 Mar 2016 18:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/08/summer-on-the-hudson-tai-chi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/08/summer-on-the-hudson-tai-chi Date: May 8, 2016

Summer on the Hudson will get your chi flowing each week when you join Silvana Pizzuti at the Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument Plaza to learn and practice Tai Chi, a slow moving martial art with health benefits for all fitness levels.

Wear comfortable clothes and sunscreen.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: 311

Location: Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument (in Riverside Park)

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M072 Riverside Park 2016-05-08 2016-05-08 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.79199981689500000, -73.97899627685500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f5701bd1f8c.JPG Tue, 05 Apr 2016 16:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Conference House Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/08/nyrr-open-run-conference-house-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/08/nyrr-open-run-conference-house-park Date: May 8, 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 the park, but the courses are between 2.5 and 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, and 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: Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2016-05-08 2016-05-08 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.50255203247070000, -74.25181579589844000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5719037d6e027.png Thu, 28 Apr 2016 17:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Marine Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/08/nyrr-open-run-marine-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/08/nyrr-open-run-marine-park Date: May 8, 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 the park, but the courses are between 2.5 and 3 miles long.

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, and 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 2016-05-08 2016-05-08 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.60810089111300000, -73.93769836425800000 Thu, 28 Apr 2016 17:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Cunningham Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/08/nyrr-open-run-cunningham-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/08/nyrr-open-run-cunningham-park Date: May 8, 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 the park, but they are between 2.5 and 3 miles long.

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, and 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: Main Park House (in Cunningham Park)

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Q021 Cunningham Park 2016-05-08 2016-05-08 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.72980117797851600, -73.77359771728516000 Thu, 28 Apr 2016 17:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Laurelton Playground]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/08/its-my-park-at-laurelton-playground http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/08/its-my-park-at-laurelton-playground Date: May 8, 2016

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Friends of Laurelton Playgrounds to beautify Laurelton Playground. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (347) 675-6932

Location: Laurelton Playground

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Q108 Laurelton Playground 2016-05-08 2016-05-08 9:00 am 3:00 pm 40.67020034790039000, -73.73660278320312000 Fri, 29 Apr 2016 18:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Yoga at Wave Hill]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/08/yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/08/yoga Date: May 8, 2016

Reduce stress, increase your energy and bring strength and flexibility to mind, body and spirit with a yoga practice that makes use of props, including blocks and straps. Classes are led by Yoga for Bliss director Neem Dewji. All levels welcome. Please arrive on time: late-comers will not be admitted once the class begins. Sessions take place outdoors, weather permitting.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:15 am

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Ecology Building (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2016-05-08 2016-05-08 10:00 am 11:15 am 40.89788818359375000, -73.91107940673828000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570d38e9776da.jpg Wed, 13 Apr 2016 18:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Weekend Volunteer Corps]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/08/weekend-volunteer-corps http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/08/weekend-volunteer-corps Date: May 8, 2016

Get involved in your community! Help spruce up gardens, paint fences and benches, weed, spread mulch, clean, and maintain pathways. We can accommodate any group ranging from just a few people to up to 40 volunteers. Advance registration required.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Lincoln Road Entrance (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2016-05-08 2016-05-08 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.66030120849609400, -73.96286010742188000 Wed, 24 Feb 2016 13:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Audubon: Wonderful Warblers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/08/popup-audubon-wonderful-warblers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/08/popup-audubon-wonderful-warblers Date: May 8, 2016

Join the Alliance to discover why Prospect Park is an important place for many species of birds. Through fun games, experiments and citizen science projects, learn why warblers are so wonderful.

  • Adventure Hike, 12–1 pm: Alliance naturalists will introduce you to the natural history of Prospect Park and the Park's hidden trails. Recommended for families with children 5 and older.
  • Nature on the Go!, 1–2 pm: Did you know 25 types of warblers stop at Prospect Park in May? Learn how to identify these cute and colorful birds on a bird walk. Participants will also create their own pair of binoculars and learn how to identify these colorful songbirds.
  • Nature’s Helpers, 2–3 pm: Did you know that trees help trees? After learning how mulch protects tree roots, spend time spreading wood chips around trees.
  • Family Bird Watching, 3–4 pm: After learning how to use binoculars, join our naturalists to identify some of the 250 species of birds that call Prospect Park home.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Eastwood (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2016-05-08 2016-05-08 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.66183853149414000, -73.96591949462890000 Tue, 22 Mar 2016 16:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Audubon II: Animal Clues]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/08/popup-audubon-ii-animal-clues http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/08/popup-audubon-ii-animal-clues Date: May 8, 2016

Join Alliance educators at the Peninsula to learn about birds and other animals that make their home near water, and add to the “nest” we are weaving with natural materials.

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Peninsula (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2016-05-08 2016-05-08 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.65719985961914000, -73.96890258789062000 Tue, 22 Mar 2016 16:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Mother’s Day Arts & Crafts Fair]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/08/mothers-day-arts-crafts-fair http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/08/mothers-day-arts-crafts-fair Date: May 8, 2016

Enjoy the spring grounds and find something special for mom, featuring handmade goods from local artists and crafters.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-4506

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

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R117 Alice Austen Park 2016-05-08 2016-05-08 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.61460113525390600, -74.06310272216797000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56e1b80a81df5.jpg Wed, 23 Mar 2016 15:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Learn to Ride: Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/08/learn-to-rideadults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/08/learn-to-rideadults Date: May 8, 2016

Learn to Ride—Adults is a free class for adults and mature teens who are ready to ride. It doesn’t matter if you’re 18 or 80, we’ll get you rolling in no time. With our safe, easy, effective method, Learn to Ride students learn how to balance, pedal, start, stop, and steer a bike, as well as adjust a helmet for proper fit. Most people learn to ride in one session, but even if they don’t, they’ll leave equipped with an easy, low-stress way to teach themselves—or, they can join us for another free class!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 870-2080

Location: Flushing Meadows Corona Park Aquatics Center (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2016-05-08 2016-05-08 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.75159835815430000, -73.83719635009766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56fc41cd74099.jpg Tue, 05 Apr 2016 14:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[World's Fair History Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/08/worlds-fair-history-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/08/worlds-fair-history-tour Date: May 8, 2016

Meet us at the Unisphere on the second Sunday of each month for a free one-hour walking tour of World's Fair icons.

Hear the stories behind the Unisphere, New York State Pavilion, Hall of Science, the Queens Zoo aviary, the carousel, and more.

Tours are led by Flushing Meadows Corona Park's volunteer docents.

First-come, first-served.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 760-6437

Location: Unisphere (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2016-05-08 2016-05-08 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.74638748168945000, -73.84501647949219000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57081ebe8f276.jpg Tue, 19 Apr 2016 16:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/08/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/08/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park Date: May 8, 2016

Walk straight through the heart of Central Park on this east-to-west tour led by Central Park Conservancy guides. Enjoy a great variety of the scenic, sculptural, and architectural elements the park has to offer. Visit some of the park's most famous landmarks, including Conservatory Water, Loeb Boathouse, Bethesda Terrace, Bow Bridge, Cherry Hill, the lake, and Strawberry Fields.

The tour route involves a few stairs. The tour starts in front of the Samuel F. B. Morse statue (inside the Park at 72nd Street and Fifth Avenue), and ends at 72nd Street and Central Park West.

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review the Central Park Conservancy's policies carefully.

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

For more information, please review these Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

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

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M010 Central Park 2016-05-08 2016-05-08 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.77249908447265600, -73.96700286865234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5708015809ab2.JPG Mon, 11 Apr 2016 17:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at McCarren Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/08/its-my-park-at-mccarren-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/08/its-my-park-at-mccarren-park Date: May 8, 2016

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Good.Clean.Fun. to help care for McCarren Park. During your morning workout, borrow a pair of gloves to help remove garbage from the park. Visit us on Facebook to learn more.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 272-8278

Location: McCarren Park Track (in McCarren Park)

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B058 McCarren Park 2016-05-08 2016-05-08 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.72010040283203000, -73.95130157470703000 Fri, 29 Apr 2016 18:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Ranger's Choice: Woodland Fairy House Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/08/rangers-choice-woodland-fairy-house-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/08/rangers-choice-woodland-fairy-house-walk Date: May 8, 2016

NYC Parks' bright and talented Urban Park Rangers are what make our Weekend Adventure programs so amazing.

In folklore, the woodland fairies awaken the forest and bring about spring. We'll observe the fanciful plants and animals which inhabit the forest floor. Then, everyone will get a chance to create their own miniature fairy house utilizing materials from the woods and leave them behind for the fairies.

Space is limited and registration is required. If necessary, a lottery will be run to select participants. Selected parties will be notified of meeting locations and other details. To register, visit nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Wednesday, April 27.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Inwood Hill Park

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2016-05-08 2016-05-08 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.87300109863281000, -73.92539978027344000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5720e88000f41.jpg Wed, 27 Apr 2016 13:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Spring Wildflower Hike (light)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/08/spring-wildflower-hike-light http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/08/spring-wildflower-hike-light Date: May 8, 2016

Hiking is the ultimate way to enjoy the outdoors and a fun way to reduce stress. Regardless of the intensity level, it is a great way to burn calories and stay fit.

Our Urban Park Ranger hiking guides will introduce you to the hidden gems of New York City parks. On our nature hikes, you can take an hour to unplug from the world and immerse yourself in the wonders of nature.

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Parking Lot (in Clove Lakes Park)

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R005 Clove Lakes Park 2016-05-08 2016-05-08 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.61885833740234400, -74.10642242431640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f031f272691.JPG Mon, 21 Mar 2016 14:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Meditation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/08/meditation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/08/meditation Date: May 8, 2016

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

All levels are welcome. Please arrive on time; late-comers will not be admitted once the class begins. Sessions take place outdoors on occasion, weather permitting.

Start time: 11:45 am

End time: 12:45 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Ecology Building (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2016-05-08 2016-05-08 11:45 am 12:45 pm 40.89788818359375000, -73.91107940673828000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570d39e13d942.jpg Mon, 18 Apr 2016 19:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Are You Ready to Bring It?: Children's Dance Battle]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/08/are-you-ready-to-bring-it http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/08/are-you-ready-to-bring-it Date: May 8, 2016

Learn the form of dance called Stand Battle. Children ages 6-13 years old are encouraged to come join us Sundays in April and May to learn this great form of dance that is performed in parades. To end the session the group will perform in Manhattan's Dance Parade on Saturday May 21 sponsored by danceparade.org. To register email sarah.bishow@parks.nyc.gov you can also just show up. These are free dance classes. All we require is for your child to get a free membership with the recreation center. Please have a guardian bring the child to fill out the membership form.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-543-8672

Location: Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center (in Williamsbridge Oval)

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X104 Williamsbridge Oval 2016-05-08 2016-05-08 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.87689971923828000, -73.87650299072266000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57026842b5b5f.png Mon, 04 Apr 2016 18:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Exploration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/08/nature-exploration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/08/nature-exploration Date: May 8, 2016

Join the Prospect Park Alliance for nature education programs at the Prospect Park Audubon Center, the first urban Audubon Center in the nation.

  • Nature Play, 10–11 am: Join Alliance naturalists and learn to appreciate the beauty of nature and develop self-reliance, creativity and problem-solving skills through different outdoor play-based activities.
  • Discovery Pack, 10 am–12 pm: The Prospect Park Alliance invites you to get inspired by nature with our new Discovery Packs, a ready-to-go kits filled with nature activities for families.
  • Blooming Naturalists,12–1 pm: So you think you are a Naturalist? Find out at the Audubon Center by learning how to identify birds and use binoculars and field guides.
  • Introduction to Bird Watching, Saturdays, 12–1 pm: Look! Up in the sky, it’s a bird! But what kind of bird is it? Join the Prospect Park Alliance to learn about the magnificent array of birds that call Prospect Park home. Led by the Brooklyn Bird Club.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2016-05-08 2016-05-08 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.66070175170898400, -73.96540069580078000 Wed, 16 Mar 2016 15:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[A Walking Tour of Historic 19th-Century NoHo]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/08/a-walking-tour-of-historic-19th-century-noho http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/08/a-walking-tour-of-historic-19th-century-noho Date: May 8, 2016

Join us for a journey back in time to the elite "Bond Street area", home to Astors, Vanderbilts, Delanos, and the Tredwells, who lived in the Merchant’s House.

You’ll walk the footsteps of these wealthy mercantile families whose elegant Federal mansions once lined the tranquil cobblestone streets. Our tour passes by iconic landmarks such as the imposing Colonnade Row, the Public Theater, and The Cooper Union, where Lincoln gave his "right makes might" speech. On the bustling Astor Place, imagine the drama of events that led to the Opera House riot of 1849, among the bloodiest in American history. And visit the site of the scandalous 1857 Bond Street murder of Harvey Burdell, one of the City’s still unsolved crimes.

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 777-1089

Location: Merchant's House Museum

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M318 Merchant's House Museum 2016-05-08 2016-05-08 12:30 pm 1:30 pm 40.72769927978515600, -73.99230194091797000 Wed, 30 Mar 2016 16:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Seining]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/08/seining http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/08/seining Date: May 8, 2016

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

Our experienced Rangers teach the ethics of fishing and the ecology of our waterways on every fishing program. Get ready to get your hands wet, seining programs use nets to catch fish.

All equipment is provided; this program is recommended for ages 8 years and older. Participation is first-come, first-served.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Burnett Street and Avenue U (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2016-05-08 2016-05-08 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.60269927978515600, -73.93350219726562000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f03336dbd56.JPG Mon, 21 Mar 2016 14:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Ed Center Open Hours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/08/ed-center-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/08/ed-center-open-hours Date: May 8, 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 2016-05-08 2016-05-08 1:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.70428673171300000, -73.98938399553300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56b39ce479a04.jpg Thu, 04 Feb 2016 15:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Sherman Creek Stewards: Forest Crew]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/08/sherman-creek-stewards-forest-crew http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/08/sherman-creek-stewards-forest-crew Date: May 8, 2016

On Sunday afternoons, volunteers go into Highbridge Forest and tackle the modern day challenge of native reforestation. We’ll teach you everything you need to know, from native plant and tree identification to the how, why, and what of invasive species removal. Later, you can tell your friends and family how you helped preserve a forest in the middle of Manhattan!

New members are required to attend an Orientation Session, held on the first Saturday of the month. Email volunteer@nyrp.org or call 917-291-6436 for more details.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (917) 291-6436

Location: 190th Street and Amsterdam Avenue (in Highbridge Park)

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M037 Highbridge Park 2016-05-08 2016-05-08 1:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.85340118408203000, -73.92669677734375000 Wed, 16 Mar 2016 15:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Fleece Fun]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/08/fleece-fun http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/08/fleece-fun Date: May 8, 2016

Come to Lefferts Historic House and see how wool was used on a Flatbush farm. You can brush the wool with carding paddles, spin yarn using a drop spindle, and even make a felt ball to take home with you.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2016-05-08 2016-05-08 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.66429901123047000, -73.96389770507812000 Tue, 22 Mar 2016 11:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: The Ramble]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/08/central-park-tour-the-ramble http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/08/central-park-tour-the-ramble Date: May 8, 2016

Coined the 'wild garden' by designer Frederick Law Olmsted, the Ramble offers visitors a tranquil spot to meander along winding paths and discover hidden forest gardens. This truly is a place for the urban explorer to escape the city and get lost in nature.

Join us for a tour of this serene 36-acre woodland, led by Central Park Conservancy guides. Highlights of this tour include: the Lake, Bow Bridge, Ramble Arch, Oak Bridge, the Gill, and Azalea Pond.

The tour route involves hills, stairs, wood-chipped trails, and uneven terrain. The tour starts at Belvedere Castle (mid-Park at 79th Street) ends at Oak Bridge (West Side of the Ramble between 77th and 78th Streets).

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review Central Park Conservancy's policies carefully. Groups of seven or more must schedule a custom tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org.For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Belvedere Castle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-05-08 2016-05-08 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.77930068969726600, -73.96910095214844000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570802204361b.JPG Mon, 11 Apr 2016 17:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/08/garden-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/08/garden-highlights-walk Date: May 8, 2016

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

This event is free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2016-05-08 2016-05-08 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570d3fd8c15cb.jpg Mon, 18 Apr 2016 19:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Leading the Way: Six Outstanding Women of Queens]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/08/leading-the-way-six-outstanding-women-of-queens http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/08/leading-the-way-six-outstanding-women-of-queens Date: May 8, 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 2016-05-08 2016-05-08 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.76369857788086000, -73.82399749755860000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5591a2b96e22b.jpg Mon, 29 Feb 2016 18:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Concert: Treasure Hunting in the Middle Ages]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/08/concert-treasure-hunting-in-the-middle-ages http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/08/concert-treasure-hunting-in-the-middle-ages Date: May 8, 2016

Ensemble Concerts in the Heights returns to perform the music of Gesualdo, Guillame de Machaut, and Hildegard Von Bingen.

Advanced registration is required. For additional information, please email publicprograms@morrisjumel.org.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 923-8008

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

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M073 Roger Morris Park 2016-05-08 2016-05-08 3:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.83449935913086000, -73.93849945068360000 Tue, 12 Apr 2016 11:00:02 EDT