NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2015 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://nyc.gov/parks/events NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Sun, 02 Aug 2015 04:20:51 GMT <![CDATA[Paper Arts & Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/paper-arts-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/paper-arts-crafts Date: May 16, 2015

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-05-16 2015-05-16 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Tue, 06 Jan 2015 13:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Music at Morris-Jumel: Celebrating the Morris-Jumel Mansion at 250]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/music-at-morrisjumel-celebrating-the-morrisjumel-mansion-at-250 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/music-at-morrisjumel-celebrating-the-morrisjumel-mansion-at-250 Date: May 16, 2015

Brooklyn Baroque, Morris-Jumel Mansion's long-standing ensemble in residence, graciously doffs its cap at the house that hosts it with a performance of vocal and chamber music representative of the Mansion's tri-cultural history: English (Roger Morris), French (Stephen Jumel) and American (Eliza and GW). Refreshments and coffee talk will follow. Tickets are $25, $20 for members. Call (212) 923-8008 or email marketing@morrisjumel.org to reserve.

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 2015-05-16 2015-05-16 3:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.8345, -73.9385 Fri, 15 May 2015 17:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Shakespeare: The Two Gentlemen of Verona]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/bryant-park-shakespeare-the-two-gentlemen-of-verona http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/bryant-park-shakespeare-the-two-gentlemen-of-verona Date: May 16, 2015

Bryant Park Shakespeare returns with three productions presented by The Drilling Company.

  • May 15 - 31: The Two Gentlemen of Verona
  • July 17 - August 2: Romeo and Juliet
  • September 4 - 20: The Taming of the Shrew

All are free and open to the public. Performances occur on Fridays and Saturdays from 6:30 - 8:30p.m. and Sundays from 2:00 - 4:00p.m.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-05-16 2015-05-16 6:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.7534, -73.9827 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55157562ed022.jpg Fri, 27 Mar 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: Nature & Science in Dialogue]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/17/art-in-the-garden-nature-science-in-dialogue http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/17/art-in-the-garden-nature-science-in-dialogue Date: May 17, 2015

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-05-17 2015-05-17 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55316a4e7ba86.jpg Fri, 17 Apr 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/17/summer-on-the-hudson-tai-chi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/17/summer-on-the-hudson-tai-chi Date: May 17, 2015

Join Silvana Pizzuti at the gorgeous Soldier's and Sailor's Monument on Sunday mornings to learn and practice Tai Chi, a slow moving martial art with health benefits for all fitness levels.

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 2015-05-17 2015-05-17 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.792, -73.979 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5519865d5488f.JPG Mon, 30 Mar 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[New York Junior League Volunteer Day at Foley Square and Columbus Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/17/playground-improvement-project-volunteer-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/17/playground-improvement-project-volunteer-day Date: May 17, 2015

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

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

About the New York Junior League Playground Improvement Project

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

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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M015, M030 Columbus Park, Thomas Paine Park 2015-05-17 2015-05-17 8:30 am 4:00 pm 40.7152, -74; 40.7148, -74.0028 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/552c2f99dfe0d.JPG Tue, 21 Apr 2015 13:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Potomac Playground]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/17/its-my-park-at-potomac-playground http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/17/its-my-park-at-potomac-playground Date: May 17, 2015

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. Delta Rho Omega Chapter to help clean, rake, and weed in Potomac Playground. Volunteers are also needed to paint benches in the park. Please bring your own work gloves if possible. Please email sbowden.2010@gmail.com to register for the project. We look forward to a great day of cleaning.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (202) 607-0767

Location: Macon Playground (in Potomac Playground)

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B262 Potomac Playground 2015-05-17 2015-05-17 9:00 am 3:00 pm 40.682, -73.9446 Thu, 14 May 2015 18:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Alley Pond Park Adventure Course: Free Public Sundays]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/17/alley-pond-park-adventure-course-free-public-sundays http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/17/alley-pond-park-adventure-course-free-public-sundays Date: May 17, 2015

The Alley Pond Park Adventure Course offers free outdoor adventure that fosters trust, communication and team building at Alley Pond Park. The program is a two-hour adventure, which includes both low and high elements. The Adventure Course is open for individuals, small groups of friend, and family.

Space is Limited. Open to ages 8 and up. Minors must be accompanied by an adult. Valid photo identificaiton required. Sneakers required. For the months of July and August pre-registration is required. Please visit www.nycgovparks.org/programs/rangers/registration to enter your name into the lottery.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 217-4685

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

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2015-05-17 2015-05-17 9:30 am 12:00 pm 40.7428, -73.7359 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5508a1ad5dcb1.JPG Wed, 22 Apr 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Bicycling Basics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/17/bicycling-basics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/17/bicycling-basics Date: May 17, 2015

Bicycle Basics is a free three hour bike class for adults and mature teens who have recently learned how to ride a bike or who want to improve their core cycling skills. You’ll learn how to adjust your helmet for a safe, comfortable fit, choose an appropriately sized bike, adjust the seat, perform a simple mechanical inspection to ensure the bike is road-ready, start & stop with confidence, shift gears, scan & signal, and navigate around common road hazards. Kids must bring a bike & a helmet; adults can borrow ours.

For even more information and to register please visit the Bike New York Registration Site.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 870-2080

Location: Southwest Playground (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2015-05-17 2015-05-17 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8867, -73.8983 Wed, 13 May 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Birding Basics for Families]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/17/birding-basics-for-families http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/17/birding-basics-for-families Date: May 17, 2015

Experience Central Park when it becomes a precious bird habitat and migration hot spot! Bring your family on a guided walk led by Conservancy Discovery Guides and NYC Audubon Society. Learn how to spot our feathered residents that make Central Park their home, and their foreign cousins as they pass through Central Park during their annual migration. Witness firsthand how the Conservancy's work has made the Park a sanctuary for these birds. Binoculars can be borrowed from the Dana Discovery Center.

Families only, maximum of three children per parent or guardian; no groups. Ages 5+. Free, pre-registration is recommended. Space is limited; arrive early for check in.

This program 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 212.860.1378

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 860.1378

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

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M010 Central Park 2015-05-17 2015-05-17 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7968, -73.9515 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54f8b1598d246.jpg Thu, 09 Apr 2015 12:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Greenbelt Trail of the Month: Blue Trail (South)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/17/trail-of-the-month-blue-trail-south http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/17/trail-of-the-month-blue-trail-south Date: May 17, 2015

Starting from High Rock Park to continue our exploration of the Blue trail. This hike will take us through Southwest LaTourette to the Greenbelt Nature Center. After a short rest at our Nature Center, we will travel back to High Rock via the Red and Yellow trails. This will be an all day, fast-paced hike lasting 3.5-4.5 hours depending on the size and pace of the group. Bring snacks and water. Sunscreen and insect repellent are recommended. Suitable for intermediate hikers.

Registration preferred.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: 200 Nevada Avenue (in High Rock Park)

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R088 High Rock Park 2015-05-17 2015-05-17 10:00 am 2:30 pm 40.5845, -74.1251 Wed, 06 May 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Shield Me with a Turtle Shell]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/17/family-art-project-shield-me-with-a-turtle-shell http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/17/family-art-project-shield-me-with-a-turtle-shell Date: May 17, 2015

Marvel at the beautiful protective shell of the turtle. Use fabric and leather scraps to design and decorate a stuffed, wearable turtle-shell backpack of your own. Then wearing our shells, we’ll gather outside, and, moving at a turtle’s pace, we’ll waltz in an oh-so-slow parade. Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-05-17 2015-05-17 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8987, -73.9125 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/554b81bd94682.jpg Fri, 08 May 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Hutchinson River Greenway]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/17/its-my-park-at-hutchinson-river-greenway http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/17/its-my-park-at-hutchinson-river-greenway Date: May 17, 2015

Please note that registration for this event is closed.

This It’s My Park season, volunteers will be cleaning up litter and getting the greenway ready for the season.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Hutchinson River Greenway

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2015-05-17 2015-05-17 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.8679, -73.8253 Mon, 11 May 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Soundview Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/17/its-my-park-at-soundview-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/17/its-my-park-at-soundview-park Date: May 17, 2015

This It's My Park season, volunteer with the Friends of Soundview Park.

Join in on the fun at two projects happening at this beautiful park located next to the Bronx River. Volunteers are needed to help spring clean the Butterfly Mediation Garden. The garden needs raking, weeding, and general clean-up. Volunteers are also needed to repaint the children's sprinkler area. It will be a great event to meet your neighbors and your fellow park explorers. Please bring your own work gloves and a paint brush.

Email friends.soundviewpark@gmail.com to register for the project.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430-1861

Location: Park House (in Soundview Park)

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X118 Soundview Park 2015-05-17 2015-05-17 10:00 am 3:00 pm 40.8191, -73.8783 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/554d2c9a2984c.JPG Wed, 13 May 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Yoga in the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/17/free-yoga-in-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/17/free-yoga-in-the-park Date: May 17, 2015

Yoga classes are free and designed for all experience levels. Participants should wear comfortable clothing and, for yoga, bring a mat or a towel.

Kripalu Yoga is a system of Hatha Yoga that integrates body postures, breathing techniques, relaxation, and meditation. Taught by Monique Schubert and Yojaida Estrella, participants are encouraged to integrate their yoga practices with this very special waterfront environment of nature and art.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2015-05-17 2015-05-17 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7687, -73.9369 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/558872f31cc30.jpg Mon, 22 Jun 2015 17:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Hatha Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/17/hatha-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/17/hatha-yoga Date: May 17, 2015

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:15 am

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-05-17 2015-05-17 10:00 am 11:15 am 40.8991, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/554b82742276c.jpg Fri, 08 May 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park with the 181st Street Beautification Project]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/17/its-my-park-at-the-street-trees-at-181st-street http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/17/its-my-park-at-the-street-trees-at-181st-street Date: May 17, 2015

This It's My Park season, volunteer with the West 181st St Beautification Project. Volunteers are needed to help with weeding, sweeping, and planting. West 181st St. Street Beautification Project will also have a table with books, newsletters, and information on the garden's history. Hope to see you there!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 656-3194

Location: West 181st Street Community Garden

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2015-05-17 2015-05-17 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.8512, -73.9392 Tue, 28 Apr 2015 16:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park Day at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/17/its-my-park-day-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/17/its-my-park-day-at-fort-tryon-park Date: May 17, 2015

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

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Margaret Corbin Circle (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2015-05-17 2015-05-17 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.8593, -73.9341 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/554a5331f1709.jpg Wed, 06 May 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Exhibitions at Socrates Sculpture Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/17/summer-exhibitions http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/17/summer-exhibitions Date: May 17, 2015

Come see public art projects by Agnes Denes, Heide Fasnacht, Gabriela Albergaria, Verta Lutter and IK Studio. On view through August 30th.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2015-05-17 2015-05-17 10:00 am 8:00 pm 40.7687, -73.9369 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55886d9d8fa4a.jpg Tue, 23 Jun 2015 16:00:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Spring Fungus Walk With Expert Mycologist Paul Sadowski]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/17/spring-fungus-walk-with-expert-mycologist-paul-sadowski http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/17/spring-fungus-walk-with-expert-mycologist-paul-sadowski Date: May 17, 2015

Join Paul Sadowski at Payson Center as he presents a slide presentation on The Role of Fungi in Forest Succession in the Post-Glacial Periods. Then follow Paul on an exploration hike of the forest to seek out mushrooms introduced in the lecture. Given the evanescent nature of fungi, it is difficult to know what species will be fruiting during the tour. Inwood Hill Park may be hiding fungi species not yet discovered!

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Payson Center (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2015-05-17 2015-05-17 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.8672, -73.9289 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5543b20ff05cb.jpg Wed, 06 May 2015 12:02:13 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Golden Swan Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/17/its-my-park-at-west-4th-street-courts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/17/its-my-park-at-west-4th-street-courts Date: May 17, 2015

This It's My Park season, local residents will be giving this Golden Swan Park garden (next to West 4th Courts) a spring clean and planting. Do you live nearby? Come along, meet neighbors, help with the gardening, and have fun! This cleanup is one of several It's My Park projects this weekend along 6th Ave, between Bleecker and West 4th St.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 675-9188

Location: West 4th Street Courts

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M125C West 4th Street Courts 2015-05-17 2015-05-17 10:30 am 3:30 pm 40.7312, -74.0009 Mon, 04 May 2015 17:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Astoria Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/17/its-my-park-at-astoria-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/17/its-my-park-at-astoria-park Date: May 17, 2015

Please note: This is a rescheduled date from 5/16/15.

Join the Astoria Park Alliance at Astoria Park for some family fun as we re-imagine Charybdis Playground. Starting at 10:30 a.m., children can create postcards to send to Pearl the Squirrel about "What they would like to see in their playground!" We will also ask adults for adult input, because it's your park too. There will be additional children's activities as well.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 217-8896

Location: Charybdis Playground (in Astoria Park)

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Q004 Astoria Park 2015-05-17 2015-05-17 10:30 am 2:00 pm 40.7798, -73.9224 Fri, 15 May 2015 13:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Cooper Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/17/its-my-park-at-cooper-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/17/its-my-park-at-cooper-park Date: May 17, 2015

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Cooper Bark to clean out the Cooper Park dog run. Volunteers will help to rake the wood chips and spread new wood chips in the dog park. We look forward to working with you to care for the Cooper Park dog run!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 272-8453

Location: Cooper Park Dog Run (in Cooper Park)

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B025 Cooper Park 2015-05-17 2015-05-17 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.7157, -73.9386 Tue, 28 Apr 2015 11:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Ewen Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/17/its-my-park-ewen-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/17/its-my-park-ewen-park Date: May 17, 2015

It's My Park, volunteer with the Friends of Ewen Park as they clean up and amplify the beauty of this interesting park. It starts at 11AM rain or shine! Bring your love of nature and activate this green space. Come see, do and experience this special park. Please email ewenpark@yahoo.com to register for the project.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (646) 261-6912

Location: 231St and Riverdale Avenue (in Ewen Park)

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X019 Ewen Park 2015-05-17 2015-05-17 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.8822, -73.91 Tue, 12 May 2015 14:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Tai Chi in the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/17/free-tai-chi-in-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/17/free-tai-chi-in-the-park Date: May 17, 2015

Led by certified instructors from the Taoist Tai Chi Society of the USA, these classes offer the opportunity to learn Taoist Tai Chi, improve one’s health, relax, and exercise in an outdoor setting among changing exhibitions of contemporary sculpture.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2015-05-17 2015-05-17 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7687, -73.9369 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5588738eb3b02.jpg Mon, 22 Jun 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Frieze New York]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/17/frieze-new-york http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/17/frieze-new-york Date: May 17, 2015

Visit Frieze New York and take part in the contemporary art event of the year.

The fourth edition of the New York art fair will bring together over 190 of the world’s leading contemporary galleries, with 63 participants from New York City. See and buy art by over 1,000 of the world’s leading artists, and experience the fair’s critically acclaimed projects, talks, sounds, and education programs.

For more information about Frieze New York and to purchase tickets, please visit the Frieze New York Fair website.

Please note: The fair closes at 6 p.m. on Sunday, May 17.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Randall's Island Park

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2015-05-17 2015-05-17 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7965, -73.921 Wed, 13 May 2015 18:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Waterfront Walks: Guided Tours of Brooklyn Bridge Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/17/waterfront-walks-guided-tours-of-brooklyn-bridge-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/17/waterfront-walks-guided-tours-of-brooklyn-bridge-park Date: May 17, 2015

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

Tours are first-come, first-served.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2015-05-17 2015-05-17 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7017, -73.9969 Thu, 09 Apr 2015 12:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: North Woods]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/17/central-park-tour-north-woods http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/17/central-park-tour-north-woods Date: May 17, 2015

The North Woods is the largest of the park's three woodlands, offering people and wildlife a 40-acre forest retreat in the middle of New York City. Join us for this tour of tumbling waterfalls, rustic bridges, and picturesque pools, led by Central Park Conservancy guides.

The tour route involves hills, stairs, and uneven terrain. Tour starts at the Charles A. Dana Discovery Center (inside the Park at 110th Street between Fifth and Lenox Avenues), and ends at the Pool (103rd Street and Central Park West)

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

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

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

Start time: 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 2015-05-17 2015-05-17 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.7968, -73.9515 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5522d3f773fa5.jpg Tue, 07 Apr 2015 18:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Bird and Nature Walk at QBG]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/17/bird-nature-walk-at-qbg http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/17/bird-nature-walk-at-qbg Date: May 17, 2015

Join us for a stroll through the Garden as we look for springtime birds, flowers, and other treats courtesy of Mother Nature!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-05-17 2015-05-17 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54d3bc0b052cd.jpg Fri, 06 Feb 2015 19:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Audubon II: Plant Clues]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/17/popup-audubon-ii-plant-clues http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/17/popup-audubon-ii-plant-clues Date: May 17, 2015

This spring, the Prospect Park Alliance introduces twice the Pop-Up Audubon fun with a second tent that explores the aquatic habitats of Prospect Park. In May, learn what trees and plants tell us about our environment.

  • 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 May, monitor the development of plants that supply food and shelter for birds in Prospect Park.
  • Lakeside Nature Stroll, 12–1 pm
    Join Alliance naturalists for a guided nature walk through the meandering paths of the Peninsula and scout for plants that thrive in that unique environment.
  • Junior Naturalists, 1–2 pm
    Help Alliance naturalists track the growth of important plant species in this citizen science program.
  • Nature’s Helpers, 2–3 pm
    Let’s lend a helping hand to make our park a better place. Learn how mulch helps trees, spread wood chips or protect the environment by removing damaging litter.
  • Family Birdwatching, 3–4 pm
    After learning how to use binoculars, join our naturalists to identify some of the 250 species of birds that call Prospect Park home.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Peninsula (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-05-17 2015-05-17 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.6572, -73.9689 Tue, 10 Mar 2015 12:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Audubon: Wonderful Warblers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/17/popup-audubon-wonderful-warblers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/17/popup-audubon-wonderful-warblers Date: May 17, 2015

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 Birdwatching, 3–4 pm
    After learning how to use binoculars, join our naturalists to identify some of the 250 species of birds that call Prospect Park home.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Eastwood (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-05-17 2015-05-17 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.6618, -73.9659 Thu, 23 Apr 2015 16:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids Salamander Exploration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/17/kids-salamander-exploration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/17/kids-salamander-exploration Date: May 17, 2015

Urban Park Rangers connect children with nature to encourage active exploration of the natural world. Children who spend time outdoors develop strong imaginations and learn to socialize better with others. While nearly all of programs are family-friendly, this program is specifically designed for young children and families.

Salamanders are important indicators to the health of the forest floor. Explore under logs and turn over rocks gently to catch a glimpse of these fascinating creatures. Be prepared to get your hands dirty.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 548-0912

Location: Mosholu Avenue and Broadway (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2015-05-17 2015-05-17 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.9044, -73.8964 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55088633d3a03.JPG Wed, 06 May 2015 12:01:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Food Truck Rally]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/17/food-truck-rally http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/17/food-truck-rally Date: May 17, 2015

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

The following food trucks will be serving from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.:

  • Brooklyn Organic Coffee & Tea Truck: Serving organic smoothies, coffees, teas, lemonade, freshly squeezed juice, salads, soup, and oatmeal
  • Phil’s Steaks: Serving authentic Philly cheesesteaks
  • Carpe Donut NYC: Serving hot, fresh, handmade, organic donuts
  • Coolhaus: Serving architecturally-inspired, gourmet ice cream sandwiches
  • DUB Pies: Serving New Zealand-style pies and flat-white coffee
  • KELVIN NATURAL SLUSH CO.: Serving premium, all natural slush
  • Kimchi Taco: Serving fresh, bold, and unique flavors of Korean BBQ
  • Milk Truck Grilled Cheese: Serving new American comfort food, artisanal grilled cheese, milkshakes & more
  • Neapolitan Express: Serving eco-friendly and quality pizza and salads
  • Nuchas: Freshly baked empanadas
  • Papaya King: Serving tropical drinks and franks
  • Drive Change / SnowDay: Urban sugar shack on wheels: maple syrup themed, locally sourced, sustainable and completely irresistible
  • Taim Mobile: Serving falafel and fresh fruit smoothies
  • Toum Food Truck: Serving delicious Lebanese eats.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Grand Army Plaza

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B040 Grand Army Plaza 2015-05-17 2015-05-17 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.6735, -73.9701 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5500582504434.jpg Wed, 13 May 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Meditation at Wave Hill]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/17/meditation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/17/meditation Date: May 17, 2015

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

Start time: 11:45 am

End time: 12:45 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-05-17 2015-05-17 11:45 am 12:45 pm 40.8991, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/554b8346b26f7.jpg Thu, 07 May 2015 16:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Mamapalooza Outdoor Extravaganza]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/17/summer-on-the-hudson-mamapalooza-outdoor-extravaganza http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/17/summer-on-the-hudson-mamapalooza-outdoor-extravaganza Date: May 17, 2015

Celebrate mothers and the people who love them at our annual music and art-filled festival featuring all-ages bands, kids activities, Gymboree Play Tent, crafts, momentrepreneures, eco-environmental information, food, vendors, interactive fun, and more! Everyone is welcome.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Pier I (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2015-05-17 2015-05-17 12:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.7797, -73.9889 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55198a5f3567b.jpg Mon, 30 Mar 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Workshop: Architectural Photography]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/17/workshop-architectural-photography http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/17/workshop-architectural-photography Date: May 17, 2015

Join Floto + Warner to learn the basics of architectural photography, using Clear Comfort as subject.

RSVP to (718) 816-4506 x10 or info@aliceausten.org.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-4506 x10

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

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R117 Alice Austen Park 2015-05-17 2015-05-17 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.6146, -74.0631 Fri, 03 Apr 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Bronx Week at Bartow-Pell]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/17/bronx-week-at-bartowpell http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/17/bronx-week-at-bartowpell Date: May 17, 2015

Celebrate history and preservation in the Bronx with free guided tours on Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday afternoons at quarter past the hour. View our spring exhibition, Accomplished Women: Schoolgirl Art from Female Academies in the Early Nineteenth Century

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 885.1461

Location: Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (in Pelham Bay Park)

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2015-05-17 2015-05-17 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.8719, -73.8055 Fri, 01 May 2015 12:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Roller Skate at Brooklyn Bridge Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/17/roller-skate-at-brooklyn-bridge-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/17/roller-skate-at-brooklyn-bridge-park Date: May 17, 2015

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 2 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2015-05-17 2015-05-17 12:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.6998, -73.9988 Mon, 20 Apr 2015 15:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Freshwater Fishing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/17/freshwater-fishing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/17/freshwater-fishing Date: May 17, 2015

Catch-and-release fishing is a great way to get outdoors and discover nature just a few blocks from home. Our experienced Rangers teach the ethics of fishing and the ecology of our waterways on every fishing program.

All equipment is provided, and most are first-come, first-served. Children 8 years and older are welcome. Participation in a mandatory safety review led by a trained Ranger is required.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Baisley Pond Park Parking Lot (in Baisley Pond Park)

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Q005 Baisley Pond Park 2015-05-17 2015-05-17 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.6747, -73.7844 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5510885016dd9.JPG Tue, 12 May 2015 12:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Luther Gulick Playground]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/17/its-my-park-at-luther-gulick-playground http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/17/its-my-park-at-luther-gulick-playground Date: May 17, 2015

Join the Friends of Gulick Park for their It's My Park spring community day!

There will be a spring clean of the park and planting of summer flowers. Enjoy face-painting activities from Parks Playground Associates! Come along, help out, and have fun at this family-friendly event!

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (347) 387-4611

Location: Luther Gulick Playground

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M065 Luther Gulick Playground 2015-05-17 2015-05-17 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7159, -73.9819 Tue, 28 Apr 2015 16:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Presentation: Let Turtles Talk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/17/nature-presentation-let-turtles-talk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/17/nature-presentation-let-turtles-talk Date: May 17, 2015

Spring is an “active” time for turtles, as the females wander around in search of safe places to lay their eggs. Join an environmental educator from the Hudson Highlands Nature Museum to discover fascinating facts about these rotund reptiles, and meet a turtle or two from the Museum’s collection. Ages six and older welcome with an adult. Registration recommended, online at www.wavehill.org, or at the Perkins Visitor Center. Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-05-17 2015-05-17 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.8987, -73.9125 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/554b83e85e869.jpg Fri, 08 May 2015 17:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Alley Pond Park Adventure Course: Free Public Sundays]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/17/alley-pond-park-adventure-course-free-public-sundays1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/17/alley-pond-park-adventure-course-free-public-sundays1 Date: May 17, 2015

The Alley Pond Park Adventure Course offers free outdoor adventure that fosters trust, communication, and team building. The program is two-hour adventure which includes both low and high elements. The Adventure Course is open for individuals, small groups of friends, and family.

Space is Limited. Open to ages 8 and up. Minors must be accompanied by an adult. Valid photo identificaiton required. Sneakers required. For the months of July and August pre-registration is required. Please visit http://www.nycgovparks.org/programs/rangers/registration to enter your name into the lottery.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 217-4685

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

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2015-05-17 2015-05-17 1:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.7428, -73.7359 Wed, 22 Apr 2015 17:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Basic Canoeing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/17/basic-canoeing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/17/basic-canoeing Date: May 17, 2015

Few experiences compare with being on the open water in New York City. Our trained Urban Park Rangers will lead you on canoe adventures that range from the gentle waters of protected lakes to the challenging open waters of rivers and bays. Basic Canoe programs are great for all skill levels.

This program is for ages 8 and up.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-05-17 2015-05-17 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55088697b0789.JPG Wed, 06 May 2015 12:00:13 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/17/family-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/17/family-day Date: May 17, 2015

Come join us for a fun-filled day of crafts, games, inflatables, face painting, light refreshments, and more!

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 393-7370

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

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2015-05-17 2015-05-17 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7227, -73.827 Fri, 15 May 2015 16:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Wildlife Puppet Show]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/17/wildlife-puppet-show http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/17/wildlife-puppet-show Date: May 17, 2015

Urban Park Rangers connect children with nature to encourage active exploration of the natural world. While nearly all of our programs are family-friendly, this program is specifically designed for young children and families.

Can the Rabbit be friends with the Fox? Will the Squirrel be able to find enough acorns? Learn more about the ecology of native wildlife as you meet the Rangers and their puppet friends.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Blue Heron Nature Center (in Blue Heron Park)

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R119 Blue Heron Park 2015-05-17 2015-05-17 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.5309, -74.1778 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/550886d7570ec.JPG Wed, 06 May 2015 12:03:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Yoga At Morris-Jumel Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/17/yoga-at-morrisjumel http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/17/yoga-at-morrisjumel Date: May 17, 2015

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

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 923-8008

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

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M073 Roger Morris Park 2015-05-17 2015-05-17 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.8345, -73.9385 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55301789374c7.jpg Thu, 16 Apr 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Wave Hill Garden Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/17/garden-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/17/garden-highlights-walk Date: May 17, 2015

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-05-17 2015-05-17 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.8991, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/554b84839c31c.jpg Thu, 07 May 2015 16:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Shakespeare: The Two Gentlemen of Verona]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/17/bryant-park-shakespeare-the-two-gentlemen-of-verona http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/17/bryant-park-shakespeare-the-two-gentlemen-of-verona Date: May 17, 2015

Bryant Park Shakespeare returns with three productions presented by The Drilling Company.

May 15 - 31: The Two Gentlemen of Verona
July 17 - August 2: Romeo and Juliet
September 4 - 20: The Taming of the Shrew

All are free and open to the public. Performances occur on Fridays and Saturdays from 6:30 - 8:30p.m. and Sundays from 2:00 - 4:00p.m.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-05-17 2015-05-17 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7534, -73.9827 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55157900931d0.jpg Fri, 27 Mar 2015 17:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Storytime & Craft at QBG]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/17/family-storytime-craft-qbg http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/17/family-storytime-craft-qbg Date: May 17, 2015

Bring your little gardeners and nature lovers to Queens Botanical Garden for a relaxing afternoon featuring nature-inspired stories, followed by a botanically-themed craft activity (limited to first 30 children; while supplies last).

Schools and groups, please contact schoolprograms@queensbotanical.org.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-05-17 2015-05-17 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Fri, 06 Feb 2015 19:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Fleece Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/17/fleece-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/17/fleece-festival Date: May 17, 2015

Join the Prospect Park Alliance and Wildlife Conservation Society for a weekend of fleece fun. Visit the zoo, where the sheep will lose their winter coats in preparation for summer, and enjoy woolworking demonstrations, crafts, music and, of course, sheep! At Lefferts Historic House, learn how wool was used on a 18th century Flatbush farm. Brush wool with carding paddles, spin yarn using a drop spindle and even make a felt ball to take home. On Sunday, visitors can also enjoy a demonstration by our resident spinner, Catherine Conrad.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Prospect Park Zoo (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-05-17 2015-05-17 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6653, -73.9654 Fri, 01 May 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Night Lights at Wave Hill]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/17/night-lights-at-wave-hill http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/17/night-lights-at-wave-hill Date: May 17, 2015

Wave Hill’s 50th anniversary festivities reach a crescendo this spring with a month-long celebration, when, for the first time in Wave Hill’s history, visitors will be invited to attend in the evening to enjoy the garden landscape at a time of day and during a season when it is normally closed to the public. Take in The Lightening: a Project for Wave Hill’s Aquatic Garden, an immersive, plein-air installation by acclaimed artist by Chris Doyle, with music by composer Jeremy Turner, recorded by the Brooklyn Youth Chorus. Stop by Glyndor Gallery to see Chris Doyle: Landscape Fictions. Visit The Shop, The Café and the Marco Polo Stufano Conservatory, and enjoy informal piano performances in Wave Hill House. This evening’s pianist is Janice Friedman.

Shown here: Chris Doyle, The Lightening, 2015, still from digital animation.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-549-3200

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-05-17 2015-05-17 6:30 pm 9:30 pm 40.8987, -73.9125 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5522c0b09b446.jpg Mon, 27 Apr 2015 14:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Ocean Breeze Summer Fitness: Morning Miles]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/18/ocean-breeze-summer-fitness-morning-miles http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/18/ocean-breeze-summer-fitness-morning-miles Date: May 18, 2015

Are you having trouble waking up to work out? Do you need motivation to get those feet moving in the morning? If so, join our team of runners looking to gain ground on your goals one stride or step at a time! It doesn’t matter whether you’re an experienced, recreational or novice runner, Morning Miles welcomes participants of all ages, levels and abilities. Our supportive group running atmosphere will incorporate a combination of speed, strength, and endurance principles that will have you jumping right out of bed, ignoring that snooze button, and lacing up those running shoes.

All classes are weather dependent. In cases of rain, please call (718) 667-3543 to confirm classes are still on.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 667-3543

Location: Midland Beach Splash Plaza (in Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach)

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R046 Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach 2015-05-18 2015-05-18 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.5785, -74.0776 Wed, 03 Jun 2015 12:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: Nature & Science in Dialogue]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/18/art-in-the-garden-nature-science-in-dialogue http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/18/art-in-the-garden-nature-science-in-dialogue Date: May 18, 2015

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-05-18 2015-05-18 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55316a4e7ba86.jpg Fri, 17 Apr 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Birding Tours of Bryant Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/18/birding-tours-of-bryant-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/18/birding-tours-of-bryant-park Date: May 18, 2015

Discover the birds that call Bryant Park home, as well as those that may stop by during migration. A surprising diversity of avian visitors drop in, even in the heart of midtown. Sightings could include warblers, tanagers, vireos, thrushes, even an American woodcock!

Presented in partnership with New York City Audubon.

Follow our sightings virtually on the Bryant Park Blog.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-05-18 2015-05-18 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.7537, -73.9836 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551c562236ed5.jpg Fri, 03 Apr 2015 16:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition: Mariella Bisson: Sunlight, Water and Gravity]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/18/exhibition-mariella-bisson-sunlight-water-and-gravity http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/18/exhibition-mariella-bisson-sunlight-water-and-gravity Date: May 18, 2015

Mariella Bisson’s large-scale, mixed media paintings of picturesque waterfalls in upstate New York are coupled with her preparatory drawings and watercolors in Sunlight, Water and Gravity. Her paintings, created with hundreds of pieces of layered paper, teeter on the edge of abstraction and representation. The overlapping paper replicates the texture of rushing water and rock strata. Motion, gravity, and the endlessness of geological time are as much the subject of Bisson’s paintings as the actual waterfalls.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-05-18 2015-05-18 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/553526dd9d9c9.jpg Wed, 06 May 2015 10:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Ocean Breeze Summer Fitness: Breezy Seniors]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/18/ocean-breeze-summer-fitness-breezy-seniors http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/18/ocean-breeze-summer-fitness-breezy-seniors Date: May 18, 2015

Walking is peaceful; it’s therapeutic; it’s soothing. Picture the sun shining, the wind in your hair and the birds flying above. Breezy Seniors, a walking program available to all seniors, offers an escape from your normal daily routine one step at a time! Enjoy nature along the beautiful Staten Island coastline, while chatting with your friends, family and neighbors. This relaxing walking program will have you continuously moving and thinking with movements that emphasize flexibility, endurance, range of motion.

All classes are weather dependent. In cases of rain, please call (718) 667-3543 to confirm classes are still on.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 667-3543

Location: Midland Beach Splash Plaza (in Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach)

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R046 Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach 2015-05-18 2015-05-18 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.5785, -74.0776 Mon, 01 Jun 2015 17:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Heart Smart: A 6-Session Heart Health Education Series!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/18/heart-smart-a-6session-heart-health-education-series http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/18/heart-smart-a-6session-heart-health-education-series Date: May 18, 2015

The 6-session course includes cholesterol and blood pressure screenings. The curriculum will be presented by cardiologists, dietitians, exercise professionals, and yoga instructors. Participants will receive tote bags recipes, exercise bands, and other wellness tools. Both women and men are welcome to enroll!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 860-1380

Location: Pelham Fritz Recreation Center

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2015-05-18 2015-05-18 10:00 am 11:30 am 40.805, -73.945 Thu, 07 May 2015 18:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Exhibitions at Socrates Sculpture Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/18/summer-exhibitions http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/18/summer-exhibitions Date: May 18, 2015

Come see public art projects by Agnes Denes, Heide Fasnacht, Gabriela Albergaria, Verta Lutter and IK Studio. On view through August 30th.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2015-05-18 2015-05-18 10:00 am 8:00 pm 40.7687, -73.9369 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55886d9d8fa4a.jpg Tue, 23 Jun 2015 16:00:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Resiliency and Elements Art Exhibit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/18/resiliency-and-elements http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/18/resiliency-and-elements Date: May 18, 2015

The Lenape Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition featuring an amalgam of works by Staten Island artists and natural infrastructure projects implemented to make New York City more storm resilient and sustainable.

The opening reception will be held Thursday, April 16 from 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

Location: Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2015-05-18 2015-05-18 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.5026, -74.2518 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551835104e9c8.jpeg Wed, 08 Apr 2015 16:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Ocean Breeze Summer Fitness: Breezy Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/18/ocean-breeze-summer-fitness-breezy-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/18/ocean-breeze-summer-fitness-breezy-walk Date: May 18, 2015

Come take in the ocean scenery along the Franklin D. Roosevelt boardwalk as we walk and stride for fitness. Starting from the Splaza, Breezy Walk will include handheld weights and fitness bands. By incorporating various movements along the route, Breeze Walk will provide a relaxing, healthy atmosphere that will brighten your day. Mingle and meet your Ocean Breeze neighbors and have some fun down by the beach.

All classes are weather dependent. In cases of rain, please call (718) 667-3543 to confirm classes are still on.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 667-3543

Location: Midland Beach Splash Plaza (in Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach)

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R046 Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach 2015-05-18 2015-05-18 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.5785, -74.0776 Mon, 01 Jun 2015 17:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/18/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/18/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park Date: May 18, 2015

Visit some of the park's most famous landmarks, including Conservatory Water, Bethesda Terrace, and the Lake, on this east-to-west tour led by Central Park Conservancy guides.

The tour route involves a few stairs. 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

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

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

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

Start time: 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 2015-05-18 2015-05-18 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.7725, -73.967 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5522d5a3da8bf.jpg Tue, 07 Apr 2015 18:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Language Classes]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/18/bryant-park-language-classes http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/18/bryant-park-language-classes Date: May 18, 2015

Ciao! Ola! Konnichiwa! Hola!

Bryant Park speaks Italian, Brazilian Portuguese, Japanese, and Spanish this summer with free classes from inlingua. Learn a new language in these standalone beginner classes. Classes are not cumulative, so you may attend any class throughout the season.

If you find that registration for the class you'd like to take is full, take a chance and drop by! We have been able to accommodate walk-ins at some of our summer classes.

Start time: 11:45 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-05-18 2015-05-18 11:45 am 12:30 pm 40.7534, -73.9827 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551c5dcbae1f1.jpg Fri, 03 Apr 2015 16:00:13 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/18/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/18/bryant-park-juggling Date: May 18, 2015

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 42nd Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-05-18 2015-05-18 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7543, -73.9834 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551c3ca583ca1.jpg Fri, 03 Apr 2015 16:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Adapted Swim Program for People with Disabilities at Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/18/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/18/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities Date: May 18, 2015

The Adapted Aquatics program offers aquatic exercise therapy that ranges from gentle water walking to aerobic-type exercise which improves range of motion, felxibility, mobilty, muscle tone, coordination, focus and strength. It also offers swim instruction that focuses on becoming comfortable in the water and learning basic swimming and safety skills.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 760-6969 ext. 0

Location: Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center

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M063 Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center 2015-05-18 2015-05-18 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.7715, -73.9885 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:18 EST
<![CDATA[Ocean Breeze Summer Fitness: Going the Distance]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/18/ocean-breeze-summer-fitness-going-the-distance http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/18/ocean-breeze-summer-fitness-going-the-distance Date: May 18, 2015

Are you interested in building up your stamina? Do you have trouble maintaining your workout? If so, Going the Distance can help you! We’ll develop your endurance, strengthen your muscles and improve cardiovascular fitness while striving to promote a healthy lifestyle. Come check us out and find out what it means to go the distance!

All classes are weather dependent. In cases of rain, please call (718) 667-3543 to confirm classes are still on.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 667-3543

Location: Midland Beach Splash Plaza (in Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach)

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R046 Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach 2015-05-18 2015-05-18 4:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.5785, -74.0776 Mon, 01 Jun 2015 17:00:10 EDT
<![CDATA[New Music in Bryant Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/18/new-music-in-bryant-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/18/new-music-in-bryant-park Date: May 18, 2015

Award-winning classical and jazz ensembles perform back to back each week, showcasing works commissioned by Chamber Music America.

Performers to be announced soon. Check New Music in Bryant Park for more details.

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-05-18 2015-05-18 5:30 pm 8:00 pm 40.7534, -73.9827 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55158dc76ed01.JPG Fri, 27 Mar 2015 17:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Total Body Burn]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/18/shape-up-nyc-total-body-burn http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/18/shape-up-nyc-total-body-burn Date: May 18, 2015

Total Body Burn is an intermediate level class which consists of aerobics, a full body workout that helps with balance, muscle strength, and endurance. This instructor is part of the NYC Parks Fitness Instructor Training Program.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2015-05-18 2015-05-18 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.50260162353515600, -74.25180053710938000 Mon, 13 Jul 2015 16:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Partnerships Academy: Working with the Parks Department]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/18/partnerships-academy-working-with-the-parks-department http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/18/partnerships-academy-working-with-the-parks-department Date: May 18, 2015

Supporting neighborhood parks involves getting to know NYC Parks employees who care for them. Learn more about NYC Parks and find out how community groups can successfully collaborate to support parks in all five boroughs.

Our expert panel of NYC Parks officials will share how they have partnered with the community, and answer your questions. At this workshop, you will learn how NYC Parks is structured and who to contact to address your specific concerns about your local park/green space. You will also receive our FREE step-by-step guide to setting up a volunteer project in your park.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 788-1965

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-05-18 2015-05-18 6:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 Mon, 11 May 2015 11:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Literary Lounge]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/18/summer-on-the-hudson-literary-lounge http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/18/summer-on-the-hudson-literary-lounge Date: May 18, 2015

Summer on the Hudson and Lamprophonic team up to bring local writers of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction out into nature. Come hear a reading, a moderated discussion, and join in an open Q&A. An excerpt of the writer’s work will be provided for digital download prior to each event here.

May 18th — Issa Rae

June 15th — Bridgett Davis

July 20th — Fiona Maazel

August 17th —Said Sayrafiezadeh

September 21st —Eileen Myles

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Red Shade Plaza (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2015-05-18 2015-05-18 6:30 pm 8:00 pm 40.7756, -73.9919 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551af6cde9ab4.JPG Thu, 28 May 2015 11:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Ocean Breeze Summer Fitness: Total Body Boot Camp]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/19/ocean-breeze-summer-fitness-total-body-boot-camp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/19/ocean-breeze-summer-fitness-total-body-boot-camp Date: May 19, 2015

Total Body Boot Camp is a full body, high intensity workout that will focus on improving overall fitness and building strength. Using light weights and body weight exercises, we’ll activate and develop primary muscle groups as well as secondary, less utilized muscles that get overlooked. By focusing on the entire body, Total Body Boot Camp will allow muscles to trigger simultaneously in order to optimize your results!

All classes are weather dependent. In cases of rain, please call (718) 667-3543 to confirm classes are still on.

Start time: 7:00 am

End time: 8:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 667-3543

Location: Midland Beach Splash Plaza (in Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach)

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R046 Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach 2015-05-19 2015-05-19 7:00 am 8:00 am 40.5785, -74.0776 Mon, 01 Jun 2015 17:00:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/19/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/19/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park2 Date: May 19, 2015

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2015-05-19 2015-05-19 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.8606, -73.9338 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5395c8d750ccf.jpg Fri, 13 Mar 2015 11:00:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/19/bryant-park-tai-chi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/19/bryant-park-tai-chi Date: May 19, 2015

Free classes for all ages and experience levels.

Bryant Park Tai Chi is provided by the CK Tai Chi Chuan Center and led by teachers and students who train at CK Chu Tai Chi under the direction of Jeremy Hubbell.

Classes are rain or shine.

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-05-19 2015-05-19 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.7541, -73.9845 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55145e35cc67f.JPG Thu, 26 Mar 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Tai Chi for Beginners]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/19/tai-chi-for-beginners http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/19/tai-chi-for-beginners Date: May 19, 2015

Learn basic movements and Tai Chi moves that will improve your balance.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-05-19 2015-05-19 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 12 Mar 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Master Story Tellers Exhbition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/19/master-story-tellers-exhbition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/19/master-story-tellers-exhbition Date: May 19, 2015

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-05-19 2015-05-19 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551303695a60c.jpg Wed, 25 Mar 2015 17:00:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: Nature & Science in Dialogue]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/19/art-in-the-garden-nature-science-in-dialogue http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/19/art-in-the-garden-nature-science-in-dialogue Date: May 19, 2015

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-05-19 2015-05-19 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55316a4e7ba86.jpg Fri, 17 Apr 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition: Mariella Bisson: Sunlight, Water and Gravity]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/19/exhibition-mariella-bisson-sunlight-water-and-gravity http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/19/exhibition-mariella-bisson-sunlight-water-and-gravity Date: May 19, 2015

Mariella Bisson’s large-scale, mixed media paintings of picturesque waterfalls in upstate New York are coupled with her preparatory drawings and watercolors in Sunlight, Water and Gravity. Her paintings, created with hundreds of pieces of layered paper, teeter on the edge of abstraction and representation. The overlapping paper replicates the texture of rushing water and rock strata. Motion, gravity, and the endlessness of geological time are as much the subject of Bisson’s paintings as the actual waterfalls.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-05-19 2015-05-19 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/553526dd9d9c9.jpg Wed, 06 May 2015 10:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Fitness Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/19/fitness-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/19/fitness-walk Date: May 19, 2015

Join this free fitness walking program along the beautiful Joe Michaels Mile, adjacent to Little Neck Bay.

Adults only.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 352-4793 ext. 302

Location: Joe Michaels Mile: Western Entrance (in Crocheron Park)

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Q012 Crocheron Park 2015-05-19 2015-05-19 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.7888, -73.7821 Wed, 04 Mar 2015 18:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Tai Chi Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/19/tai-chi-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/19/tai-chi-class Date: May 19, 2015

This tai chi class with teacher Steven Asherman is appropriate for all levels and abilities. Drop-ins are welcome. Join us!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Garibaldi Plaza (in Washington Square Park)

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M098 Washington Square Park 2015-05-19 2015-05-19 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.7305, -73.997 Thu, 14 May 2015 16:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Join The Battery Conservancy as a Horticulture Volunteer!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/19/join-the-battery-conservancy-as-a-horticulture-volunteer http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/19/join-the-battery-conservancy-as-a-horticulture-volunteer Date: May 19, 2015

Join the Battery Conservancy as a horticulture volunteer!

Looking for gardening experience in one of New York City's most unique and dynamic downtown parks? Want to strengthen your foundation in horticultural practices and develop new skills? Get your hands dirty with The Battery Conservancy's Horticulture team! In its 25 acres, The Battery boasts 92,000 square feet of gardens, all designed by renowned Dutch garden designer Piet Oudolf. Through preservation and the use of native plants, sustainable plant selections and growing methods, the Conservancy has made a strong commitment to environmental conservation.

Volunteer Description

The Battery Conservancy seeks volunteers for maintenance of plant beds. Activities include raking, weeding, and planting; path maintenance; and other seasonally appropriate horticulture projects. Volunteers should be in good physical condition, and enjoy working outdoors. Basic horticulture skills are a plus, but not required. For more information, visit http://www.thebattery.org/volunteer.

Sign up is required.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Playground (in Battery Park)

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M005 Battery Park 2015-05-19 2015-05-19 9:30 am 12:00 pm 40.7029, -74.0157 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5511a3d5f11e0.jpg Fri, 03 Apr 2015 15:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Exhibitions at Socrates Sculpture Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/19/summer-exhibitions http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/19/summer-exhibitions Date: May 19, 2015

Come see public art projects by Agnes Denes, Heide Fasnacht, Gabriela Albergaria, Verta Lutter and IK Studio. On view through August 30th.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2015-05-19 2015-05-19 10:00 am 8:00 pm 40.7687, -73.9369 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55886d9d8fa4a.jpg Tue, 23 Jun 2015 16:00:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Resiliency and Elements Art Exhibit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/19/resiliency-and-elements http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/19/resiliency-and-elements Date: May 19, 2015

The Lenape Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition featuring an amalgam of works by Staten Island artists and natural infrastructure projects implemented to make New York City more storm resilient and sustainable.

The opening reception will be held Thursday, April 16 from 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

Location: Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2015-05-19 2015-05-19 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.5026, -74.2518 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551835104e9c8.jpeg Wed, 08 Apr 2015 16:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Tree Care Tuesday with Human Impacts Institute]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/19/tree-care-tuesday-with-human-impacts-institute http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/19/tree-care-tuesday-with-human-impacts-institute Date: May 19, 2015

Join the Human Impacts Institute to help care for local trees and greenspace and help with their local oyster monitoring project too!

Register online.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 727-9761

Location: 90 Kent Avenue and North 8th Street

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2015-05-19 2015-05-19 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7209, -73.9611 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55524766b3d33.JPG Wed, 13 May 2015 18:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/19/bryant-park-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/19/bryant-park-yoga Date: May 19, 2015

Perfect your downward dog under the trees at our 12th season of outdoor yoga classes, presented by Athleta with media support from Flavorpill. Mats are provided by Athleta - no need to bring your own!

Bryant Park Yoga also occurs on Thursdays 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m on the lawn.

RSVP online at http://yoga.bryantpark.org. Walk-ins are also welcome.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-05-19 2015-05-19 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7534, -73.9827 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5514604d30270.JPG Wed, 24 Jun 2015 12:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/19/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/19/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour Date: May 19, 2015

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 11:45 am

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

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

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M010 Central Park 2015-05-19 2015-05-19 11:00 am 11:45 am 40.7655, -73.9722 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54f4c41408d16.jpg Tue, 07 Apr 2015 18:00:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Wave Hill Garden Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/19/garden-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/19/garden-highlights-walk Date: May 19, 2015

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-05-19 2015-05-19 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.8991, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/554b852e1b484.jpg Thu, 07 May 2015 16:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Ocean Breeze Summer Fitness: Jump into Summer]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/19/ocean-breeze-summer-fitness-jump-into-summer http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/19/ocean-breeze-summer-fitness-jump-into-summer Date: May 19, 2015

Can’t wait for beach season? Well you’re not alone! Summer is just around the corner and there is no better way to get your body moving than to just jump on in! Jump into Summer is a jump rope interval training program designed to enhance endurance, stamina, and coordination. Jumping rope offers a great way to tone various parts of your body while concentrating on cardiovascular fitness and health.

All classes are weather dependent. In cases of rain, please call (718) 667-3543 to confirm classes are still on.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 667-3543

Location: Midland Beach Splash Plaza (in Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach)

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R046 Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach 2015-05-19 2015-05-19 11:00 am 11:30 am 40.5785, -74.0776 Mon, 01 Jun 2015 17:00:11 EDT
<![CDATA[Ocean Breeze Summer Fitness: AbDominator]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/19/ocean-breeze-summer-fitness-abdominator http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/19/ocean-breeze-summer-fitness-abdominator Date: May 19, 2015

Do you remember the days of toned, tight abdominal muscles? Well, those days aren’t gone forever and we can help you get them back! AbDominator offers an intense abdominal and core focused fitness program equipped with variable and adaptable workouts. This program is designed to strengthen the core and burn fat while increasing flexibility by incorporating time for stretching. AbDominator is able to focus on movements that activate your upper and lower abdominals as well as your obliques.

All classes are weather dependent. In cases of rain, please call (718) 667-3543 to confirm classes are still on.

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 667-3543

Location: Midland Beach Splash Plaza (in Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach)

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R046 Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach 2015-05-19 2015-05-19 11:30 am 12:00 pm 40.5785, -74.0776 Mon, 01 Jun 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/19/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/19/bryant-park-juggling Date: May 19, 2015

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 42nd Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-05-19 2015-05-19 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7543, -73.9834 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551c3ca583ca1.jpg Fri, 03 Apr 2015 16:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Abs Workout]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/19/abs-work-out http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/19/abs-work-out Date: May 19, 2015

Exercise workout focusing on abs, especially strength training your core

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-05-19 2015-05-19 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:15 EST
<![CDATA[Meditation and Hatha Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/19/meditationtasha-valentin http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/19/meditationtasha-valentin Date: May 19, 2015

Join us and learn some basic Hatha Yoga techniques to initiate relaxation. Learn how to influence changes within our physical and emotional responses to stress. The focus of the class will be breathing, sound, and mindfullness.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-05-19 2015-05-19 1:00 pm 1:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 29 May 2015 12:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[TreesCount! 2015 Training Session]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/19/treescounttraining-519-soundview http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/19/treescounttraining-519-soundview Date: May 19, 2015

Training events are designed to help voluntreers apply their online learning to master the TreeKIT mapping method and the Treecorder software before collecting data for TreesCount! 2015. This is a free event. All equipment will be provided. All you need is a willingness to learn!

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: 1171 Morris Ave Bronx, NY

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2015-05-19 2015-05-19 1:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.83246633423800000, -73.91454577446000000 Fri, 17 Jul 2015 12:00:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/19/summer-sports-experience2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/19/summer-sports-experience2 Date: May 19, 2015

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

To get started, please register by email with Manhattan Borough Coordinator Anthony Traverso (click here to email him). See you there!

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 927-2012

Location: Highbridge Recreation Center (in Highbridge Park)

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M037 Highbridge Park 2015-05-19 2015-05-19 2:00 pm 7:30 pm 40.8426, -73.9343 Mon, 04 May 2015 14:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/19/summer-sports-experience4 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/19/summer-sports-experience4 Date: May 19, 2015

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 402-5155

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

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2015-05-19 2015-05-19 2:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.8108, -73.9147 Mon, 04 May 2015 14:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[TreesCount! 2015 Training Session]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/19/treescounttraining-519-arden-heights http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/19/treescounttraining-519-arden-heights Date: May 19, 2015

Training events are designed to help voluntreers apply their online learning to master the TreeKIT mapping method and the Treecorder software before collecting data for TreesCount! 2015. This is a free event. All equipment will be provided. All you need is a willingness to learn!

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: 140 HALPIN AVENUE, Arden Heights, NY

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2015-05-19 2015-05-19 2:30 pm 5:30 pm 40.55204877027100000, -74.18766974370100000 Fri, 17 Jul 2015 12:00:10 EDT
<![CDATA[TreesCount! 2015 Training Session]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/19/treescounttraining-519-clearview http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/19/treescounttraining-519-clearview Date: May 19, 2015

Training events are designed to help voluntreers apply their online learning to master the TreeKIT mapping method and the Treecorder software before collecting data for TreesCount! 2015. This is a free event. All equipment will be provided. All you need is a willingness to learn!

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: 22-05 202 St Whitestone, NY

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2015-05-19 2015-05-19 2:30 pm 5:30 pm 40.77765371460000000, -73.79086672290000000 Fri, 17 Jul 2015 12:00:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Tuesdays at The Pavilion: Arts & Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/19/tuesdays-at-the-pavilion-arts-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/19/tuesdays-at-the-pavilion-arts-crafts Date: May 19, 2015

Union Square Park's playground isn't the only place kids can have fun in the park! Bring your little ones to The Pavilion in the North Plaza every Tuesday at 3 p.m. to explore fun new topics every month through arts and crafts!

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: The Pavilion in Union Square Park (in Union Square Park)

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M089 Union Square Park 2015-05-19 2015-05-19 3:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.7364, -73.9899 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/552d22b9b8f61.jpg Tue, 14 Apr 2015 11:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/19/summer-sports-experience3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/19/summer-sports-experience3 Date: May 19, 2015

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

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

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 263-1163

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

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Q401 Lost Battalion Hall Recreation Center 2015-05-19 2015-05-19 3:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.7322, -73.865 Mon, 11 May 2015 10:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Ocean Breeze Summer Fitness: Breezy Bodies]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/19/ocean-breeze-summer-fitness-breezy-bodies http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/19/ocean-breeze-summer-fitness-breezy-bodies Date: May 19, 2015

Have you ever been sore after a night of dancing? If so, you’re not alone! Dancing is one of the best ways to work out and Breezy Bodies offers just that! By providing an atmosphere of upbeat dancing, Breezy Bodies with focus on cardiovascular fitness, coordination and strengthening of your core muscles. Feel the rhythm, feel the beat and feel yourself getting into shape by doing something that you love!

All classes are weather dependent. In cases of rain, please call (718) 667-3543 to confirm classes are still on.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 667-3543

Location: Midland Beach Splash Plaza (in Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach)

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R046 Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach 2015-05-19 2015-05-19 3:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.57849884033203000, -74.07759857177734000 Mon, 13 Jul 2015 16:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[TreesCount! 2015 Training Session]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/19/treescounttraining-519-upper-east-side http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/19/treescounttraining-519-upper-east-side Date: May 19, 2015

Training events are designed to help voluntreers apply their online learning to master the TreeKIT mapping method and the Treecorder software before collecting data for TreesCount! 2015. This is a free event. All equipment will be provided. All you need is a willingness to learn!

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: 5th Ave btwn E59th/60th

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2015-05-19 2015-05-19 4:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.76466004565800000, -73.97287308140300000 Fri, 17 Jul 2015 12:00:10 EDT
<![CDATA[TreesCount! 2015 Training Session]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/19/treescounttraining-519-asser-levy-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/19/treescounttraining-519-asser-levy-park Date: May 19, 2015

Training events are designed to help voluntreers apply their online learning to master the TreeKIT mapping method and the Treecorder software before collecting data for TreesCount! 2015. This is a free event. All equipment will be provided. All you need is a willingness to learn!

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: 321 Sea Breeze Ave Brooklyn, NY

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2015-05-19 2015-05-19 5:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.57600507125100000, -73.97246003150900000 Fri, 17 Jul 2015 12:00:10 EDT