NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2016 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://nyc.gov/parks/events NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Tue, 03 May 2016 10:51:15 GMT <![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/01/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/01/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: May 1, 2016

Take our signature tour, and let Central Park Conservancy guides give you an insider's look at some of the most iconic features of the world's greatest urban park. Learn how rocky, swampy land was built into the living work of art that is Central Park today. Highlights of this tour include: the Dairy, Sheep Meadow, Cherry Hill, the Lake, Bow Bridge, Bethesda Terrace, The Mall, and Literary Walk.

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

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

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

For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2016-05-01 2016-05-01 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5707fdbcd2ffa.JPG Fri, 08 Apr 2016 18:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[5 Boro Bike Tour Watch Party]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/01/5-boro-bike-tour-watch-party http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/01/5-boro-bike-tour-watch-party Date: May 1, 2016

Alice Austen was an early female bicyclist. Celebrate the TD Five Boro Bike Tour with the Alice Austen House Museum, and watch as thousands of cyclists ride by the museum. This event is a prime photo opportunity!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-4506

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

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R117 Alice Austen Park 2016-05-01 2016-05-01 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.61460113525390600, -74.06310272216797000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56e1b6ec27eed.jpg Tue, 22 Mar 2016 11:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Meditation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/01/meditation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/01/meditation Date: May 1, 2016

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

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

Start time: 11:45 am

End time: 12:45 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Ecology Building (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2016-05-01 2016-05-01 11:45 am 12:45 pm 40.89788818359375000, -73.91107940673828000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570d39e13d942.jpg Mon, 18 Apr 2016 18:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Learn to Ride & Helmet Giveaway]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/01/learn-to-ride-helmet-giveaway http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/01/learn-to-ride-helmet-giveaway Date: May 1, 2016

Learn the fundamentals of bicycling with us, preparing your children for years of safe and confident riding. The New York City Department of Transportation will be giving away helmets while supplies last.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-965-8935

Location: Kaiser Park Entrance (in Kaiser Park)

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B129 Kaiser Park 2016-05-01 2016-05-01 12:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.57770156860400000, -73.99759674072300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570c0cdc52b6b.JPG Thu, 21 Apr 2016 15:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Are You Ready to Bring It?: Children's Dance Battle]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/01/are-you-ready-to-bring-it http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/01/are-you-ready-to-bring-it Date: May 1, 2016

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-543-8672

Location: Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center (in Williamsbridge Oval)

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X104 Williamsbridge Oval 2016-05-01 2016-05-01 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.87689971923828000, -73.87650299072266000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57026842b5b5f.png Mon, 04 Apr 2016 18:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Author Talk: 'Grandfathers of the Flushing Remonstrance' with Mau VanDuren]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/01/author-talk- http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/01/author-talk- Date: May 1, 2016

Author Mau VanDuren, Many Heads and Many Hands: James Madison’s Search for a More Perfect Union, 2016, will discuss "The Grandfathers of the Flushing Remonstrance." The Flushing Remonstrance (1657) and John Bowne's fight for religious freedom (1662) stands as one of the first acts towards free speech in the American colonies and is one of the predecessors to the Bill of Rights.

This program is being held in recognition of the beginning of National Historic Preservation Month in May, and in support of the National Trust for Historic Preservation's “This Place Matters” initiative and in conjunction with St. John's University students enrolled in graduate programs in Public History, Museum Administration, and Library and Information Science.

Registration is requested. Please email bownehouseeducation@gmail.com with your name and contact information (telephone or email).

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 359-0528

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

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Q022 Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech 2016-05-01 2016-05-01 12:00 pm 1:30 pm 40.76290130615234400, -73.82520294189453000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5717e87771147.jpg Mon, 25 Apr 2016 15:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Fitness with Fido]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/01/fitness-with-fido http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/01/fitness-with-fido Date: May 1, 2016

Fitness with Fido combines your love of fitness with the love of your canine companion. This program creates workout programs that are designed to tone, strengthen and burn fat while having your dog by your side helping you along the way.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 796-4541

Location: Canine Court (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2016-05-01 2016-05-01 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.89839935302734400, -73.89579772949219000 Fri, 29 Apr 2016 18:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Freshwater Fishing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/01/freshwater-fishing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/01/freshwater-fishing Date: May 1, 2016

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

Our experienced Rangers teach the ethics of fishing and the ecology of our waterways on every fishing program. You can try to hook a pumpkinseed sunfish, carp or chain pickerel. Whether you chose to grab a simple bamboo pole at a quiet lake or join more advanced saltwater programs, we have a program that fits your skill level.

Participation is first-come, first-served.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 548-0912

Location: Crotona Nature Center (in Crotona Park)

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X010 Crotona Park 2016-05-01 2016-05-01 12:00 pm 1:30 pm 40.83700180053711000, -73.89340209960938000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f032c23701a.JPG Mon, 21 Mar 2016 14:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Spring Break in Prospect Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/01/spring-break-in-prospect-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/01/spring-break-in-prospect-park Date: May 1, 2016

Join the Prospect Park Alliance during Spring Break for family-friendly activities at the Prospect Park Audubon Center, Lefferts Historic House and the Carousel.

  • Nature Exploration, 12–4 pm
    Prospect Park Audubon Center, Free
    Join the Prospect Park Alliance for nature education programs at the Prospect Park Audubon Center, the first urban Audubon Center in the nation.
    Blooming Naturalist, 1–2 pm: So you think you are a naturalist? Join Alliance educators to make your own nature journal, learn how to use binoculars and field guides.
    Nature on the Go!, 2–3 pm: An Alliance naturalist will lead children and families to areas near the Audubon Center, where you can learn about the nature that is all around us and participate in a Citizen Science project.
    Animal Encounter, 3–3:30 pm: Want to watch the snake gobble up a mouse? Join Alliance Naturalists in learning more about the animals in the Audubon Center’s collection and even assist in an actual feeding.
  • Spring Recess, 2–4 pm
    Lefferts Historic House, $3 suggested donation
    It's time for spring planting! Join the Prospect Park Alliance at Lefferts Historic House where you can make a small pot out of newspaper, fill it with soil and plant an herb seed to take home.
  • Carousel Rides, 12–5 pm
    Children’s Corner, $2 per ride, $9 for a book of 5 tickets, free with Alliance Family Plus membership
    Celebrate the start of spring with a first ride of the year on the Park’s beloved 1912 carousel. Join the Alliance at the $125 level and your family (up to 4 people) will receive unlimited rides on the Carousel for a full year!

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Audubon Center at the Boathouse (in Prospect Park),Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park),The Carousel (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2016-05-01 2016-05-01 12:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.66070175170898400, -73.96540069580078000; 40.66429901123047000, -73.96389770507812000; 40.66370010375976600, -73.96419525146484000 Mon, 28 Mar 2016 17:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Exploration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/01/nature-exploration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/01/nature-exploration Date: May 1, 2016

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2016-05-01 2016-05-01 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.66070175170898400, -73.96540069580078000 Wed, 16 Mar 2016 15:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Ed Center Open Hours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/01/ed-center-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/01/ed-center-open-hours Date: May 1, 2016

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

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

Photo by Alexa Hoyer

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Environmental Education Center (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-05-01 2016-05-01 1:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.70428673171300000, -73.98938399553300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56b39ce479a04.jpg Thu, 04 Feb 2016 15:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Sherman Creek Stewards: Forest Crew]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/01/sherman-creek-stewards-forest-crew http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/01/sherman-creek-stewards-forest-crew Date: May 1, 2016

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

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (917) 291-6436

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

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M037 Highbridge Park 2016-05-01 2016-05-01 1:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.85340118408203000, -73.92669677734375000 Wed, 16 Mar 2016 15:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: IAC NYC 15th Annual Irish Dance Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/01/summer-on-the-hudson-irish-arts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/01/summer-on-the-hudson-irish-arts Date: May 1, 2016

The Irish Arts Center kicks off the Summer on the Hudson 2016 season with their 15th annual day-long Irish Dance Festival featuring hundreds of Irish dancers, Irish music, cultural workshops, and opportunities for the whole family to join in the high-stepping fun.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Pier I (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2016-05-01 2016-05-01 1:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.77970123291015600, -73.98889923095703000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f05748472ea.JPG Wed, 06 Apr 2016 12:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Bird's Eye Tour of the Heather Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/01/birds-eye-tour-of-the-heather-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/01/birds-eye-tour-of-the-heather-garden Date: May 1, 2016

Take a tour with Leslie Day, author of Field Guide to the Neighborhood Birds of New York City, and learn about the abundant and beautiful birds that make Fort Tryon Park their home.

Find out what seeds, berries, leaves, and plants migratory birds feed on, and discover the ecological relationship between plants and animals.

Bring binoculars if you have them.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2016-05-01 2016-05-01 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.86059951782226600, -73.93379974365234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570c152dbfee7.jpg Tue, 12 Apr 2016 11:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Gardening Demo: Growing Trees and Shrubs in Containers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/01/gardening-demo-growing-trees-and-shrubs-in-containers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/01/gardening-demo-growing-trees-and-shrubs-in-containers Date: May 1, 2016

Having only a small city terrace or balcony doesn’t mean you can’t create a patch of urban forest! Many shrubs and smaller trees will do just fine in a container—you just need the right size pot and the correct soil. Join Wave Hill Gardener Harnek Singh as he shares tips on planting and caring for a variety of ornamental woody plants.

This event is free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2016-05-01 2016-05-01 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570d4b832c6a7.jpg Mon, 18 Apr 2016 19:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Meditative Woodland Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/01/meditative-woodland-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/01/meditative-woodland-walk Date: May 1, 2016

Get up-close and personal with nature and yourself this spring! Walk/hike with artist, yogi, and nature-lover Sara Hart of iHart Lens on a monthly meditative journey through woodland and garden. Learn to use art, yoga, breathing techniques, and writing activities to awaken the senses and open yourself to a deeper consciousness.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2016-05-01 2016-05-01 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570d4bcfe7315.jpg Mon, 18 Apr 2016 19:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Floral Ghost: Susan Orlean and Philip Taaffe in Conversation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/01/floral-ghost-susan-orlean-and-philip-taaffe-in-conversation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/01/floral-ghost-susan-orlean-and-philip-taaffe-in-conversation Date: May 1, 2016

Taking inspiration from New York’s disappearing “flower district,” acclaimed author Susan Orlean and venerated artist Philip Taaffe collaborated onThe Floral Ghost, a fine-art book to be released this spring. Orlean’s essay reflects on a poignant moment when she first visited the resplendent district in its heyday; Taaffe’s colorful monotypes recall the universal nature of time passing. Orlean and Taaffe converse about their inspiration and collaboration with Jennifer McGregor, Wave Hill’s Director of Arts and Senior Curator. This event will be followed by a book-signing with Orlean and Taaffe in Wave Hill House.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2016-05-01 2016-05-01 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570d4c29a73ad.jpg Mon, 18 Apr 2016 18:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Science in the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/01/science-in-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/01/science-in-the-park Date: May 1, 2016

Join Alley Pond Environmental Center and New York Hall of Science for free, hands-on science programming in Alley Pond Park on Sundays in May and June. Sessions are held May 1 and 22 and June 5 and 19.

Topics include pond exploration, engineering, inserts, and flight.

Pre-registration is required. Please register here. Sessions are held May 1 and 22 and June 5 and 19.

Generously funded by Council Member Barry Grodenchik.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-4793

Location: 76th Avenue and Springfield Boulevard (in Alley Pond Park)

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2016-05-01 2016-05-01 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.74020004272461000, -73.74960327148438000 Wed, 30 Mar 2016 17:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Inside/Outside: Behind the Scenes at the Oldest Building in Queens]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/01/inside-outside-behind-the-scenes-at-the-oldest-building-in-queens http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/01/inside-outside-behind-the-scenes-at-the-oldest-building-in-queens Date: May 1, 2016

Come discuss plans for the future of one of New York's oldest houses, the John Bowne House in Flushing, Queens, built in 1661. Volunteering on behalf of the Bowne House Historical Society, students from St. John's University will lead two tours at 1:30 p.m. and again at 3:30 p.m. One tour will focus on how the house changed over time with the addition of utilities and other modern conveniences. Visitors can view the contents of a "forgotten" cistern revealed during archaeological excavation. A second tour will focus on the landscape, and discuss the once sprawling boundaries of the Bowne property. Special attention will be given to the surrounding neighborhood and Flushing's history as a center for nursery plants and trees.

This program is being held in recognition of the beginning of National Historic Preservation Month in May, and in support of the National Trust for Historic Preservation's “This Place Matters” initiative. The St. John's students are enrolled in graduate programs in Public History, Museum Administration, and Library and Information Science.

Registration is recommended. Please email bownehouseeducation@gmail.com with your name and contact information (telephone or email).

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 359-0528

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

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Q022 Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech 2016-05-01 2016-05-01 1:30 pm 3:30 pm 40.76290130615234400, -73.82520294189453000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5717d3f459b2d.jpg Tue, 26 Apr 2016 17:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/01/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/01/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park Date: May 1, 2016

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

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

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

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

For more information, please review these Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

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

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M010 Central Park 2016-05-01 2016-05-01 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.77249908447265600, -73.96700286865234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5708015809ab2.JPG Fri, 08 Apr 2016 18:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Environmental Film Screening: 'Love Thy Nature' (Narrated by Liam Neeson)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/01/environmental-film-screening-love-thy-nature-narrated-by-liam-neeson http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/01/environmental-film-screening-love-thy-nature-narrated-by-liam-neeson Date: May 1, 2016

Join the Greenbelt Conservancy for a screening of the documentary film Love Thy Nature. This award-winning film is a cinematic immersion into the beauty and intimacy of our relationship with the natural world.

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2016-05-01 2016-05-01 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57113248387df.png Wed, 27 Apr 2016 13:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/01/garden-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/01/garden-highlights-walk Date: May 1, 2016

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

This event is free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2016-05-01 2016-05-01 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570d3fb87e886.jpg Mon, 18 Apr 2016 19:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Fleece Fun]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/01/fleece-fun http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/01/fleece-fun Date: May 1, 2016

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2016-05-01 2016-05-01 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.66429901123047000, -73.96389770507812000 Tue, 22 Mar 2016 11:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Leading the Way: Six Outstanding Women of Queens]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/01/leading-the-way-six-outstanding-women-of-queens http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/01/leading-the-way-six-outstanding-women-of-queens Date: May 1, 2016

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

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 939-0647

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

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Q022 Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech 2016-05-01 2016-05-01 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.76369857788086000, -73.82399749755860000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5591a2b96e22b.jpg Mon, 29 Feb 2016 18:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Inside/Outside: Behind the Scenes at the Oldest Building in Queens]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/01/inside-outside-behind-the-scenes-at-the-oldest-building-in-queens1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/01/inside-outside-behind-the-scenes-at-the-oldest-building-in-queens1 Date: May 1, 2016

Come discuss plans for the future of one of New York's oldest houses, the John Bowne House in Flushing, Queens, built in 1661. Volunteering on behalf of the Bowne House Historical Society, students from St. John's University will lead two tours at 1:30pm and again at 3:30pm. One tour will focus on how the house changed over time with the addition of utilities and other modern conveniences. Visitors can view the contents of a "forgotten" cistern revealed during archaeological excavation. A second tour will focus on the landscape, and discuss the once sprawling boundaries of the Bowne property. Special attention will be given to the surrounding neighborhood and Flushing's history as a center for nursery plants and trees.

This program is being held in recognition of the beginning of National Historic Preservation Month in May, and in support of the National Trust for Historic Preservation's “This Place Matters” initiative. The St. John's students are enrolled in graduate programs in Public History, Museum Administration, and Library and Information Science.

Registration is recommended. Please email bownehouseeducation@gmail.com with your name and contact information (telephone or email).

Start time: 3:30 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 359-0528

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

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Q022 Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech 2016-05-01 2016-05-01 3:30 pm 5:00 pm 40.76290130615234400, -73.82520294189453000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5717d3f459b2d.jpg Tue, 26 Apr 2016 17:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Greenbelt Poetry Trail]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/01/greenbelt-poetry-trail http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/01/greenbelt-poetry-trail Date: May 1, 2016

Join us on a tour of the inaugural Greenbelt Poetry Trail—a site-specific literary art installation. Poems were crowdsourced from park patrons inspired by the natural world on Staten Island.

The installation was fabricated in-house by Greenbelt Environmental Education using pyrography on reclaimed wood, and installed outdoors along a one-mile trail around the Greenbelt Nature Center.

Start time: 3:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2016-05-01 2016-05-01 3:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/571ff35f66444.jpg Wed, 27 Apr 2016 13:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Be Fit Monday]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/02/be-fit-monday http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/02/be-fit-monday Date: May 2, 2016

Join a tour of the recreation center and participate in fitness, recreation, and sports programs.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 367-3657

Location: St. James Recreation Center (in St. James Park)

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X044 St. James Park 2016-05-02 2016-05-02 9:00 am 11:00 am 40.86470031738281000, -73.89920043945312000 Wed, 13 Apr 2016 18:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition: Chroma Botanica: Ellie Irons & Linda Stillman]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/02/exhibition-chroma-botanica-ellie-irons-linda-stillman http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/02/exhibition-chroma-botanica-ellie-irons-linda-stillman Date: May 2, 2016

Chroma Botanica: Ellie Irons & Linda Stillman showcases the work of two artists that use natural plant pigments in their artwork to explore wild and cultivated environments, as well as the complex relationships between people and plants. The show includes the artists’ ongoing personal work, as well as new companion pieces that utilize plant life and research gathered in New York City parks and public spaces over the past year.

This exhibition is free and open to the public.

The Arsenal building elevator is currently out of service. We appologize for the inconvenience.

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 2016-05-02 2016-05-02 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57069918a250b.jpeg Wed, 20 Apr 2016 11:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Protectors of Pine Oak Woods: 40 Years of Green]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/02/protectors-of-pine-oak-woods-40-years-of-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/02/protectors-of-pine-oak-woods-40-years-of-green Date: May 2, 2016

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

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

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

Dominick Durso/ALMAR Graphics

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2016-05-02 2016-05-02 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f15c0f3a162.jpeg Tue, 22 Mar 2016 13:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Prospect Park Alliance Monday Eastside Revival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/02/prospect-park-alliance-monday-eastside-revival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/02/prospect-park-alliance-monday-eastside-revival Date: May 2, 2016

Join the Prospect Park Alliance to help beautify two of the Park’s most elegant locations: the Vale of Cashmere and the Rose Garden. Tasks may include raking, sweeping, path edging, and litter removal.

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Prospect Park

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B073 Prospect Park 2016-05-02 2016-05-02 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.66170120239258000, -73.97080230712890000 Mon, 22 Feb 2016 14:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: The Art of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/02/central-park-tour-the-art-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/02/central-park-tour-the-art-of-the-park Date: May 2, 2016

Central Park has long been revered as a masterpiece of living art. Visitors on this tour will admire park vistas as if walking through a landscape painting, all while learning about the park's intricate design features. Discover the park's most artfully executed landscapes on this tour led by Central Park Conservancy guides. Highlights of this tour include: Sheep Meadow, the Mall, Bethesda Terrace, Bow Bridge, the Ramble, and Belvedere Castle.

The tour route involves hills and stairs. The tour starts at the Dairy Visitor Center (mid-Park at 65th Street), and ends at Belvedere Castle (mid-Park at 79th Street)

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

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

For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2016-05-02 2016-05-02 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57080188cc420.jpg Mon, 11 Apr 2016 17:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Beginner Foreign Language Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/02/beginner-foreign-language-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/02/beginner-foreign-language-class Date: May 2, 2016

Bryant Park speaks Brazilian Portuguese, Italian, and Japanese with instruction by inlingua. Learn a new language in these standalone beginner classes. Classes are not cumulative, so you may attend any class throughout the season without needing to play catch up.

Registration is required, and opens one week before each class date. Please email inlinguainBryantPark@inlingua.com to reserve a spot.

There is a 20 student capacity per class. Attendance limited to one class for each language offered.

Start time: 11:45 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2016-05-02 2016-05-02 11:45 am 12:30 pm 40.75370025634800000, -73.98359680175800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57101988d29ab.jpg Mon, 18 Apr 2016 19:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/02/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/02/bryant-park-juggling Date: May 2, 2016

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

Equipment will be provided.

The Bryant Park Jugglers use the park throughout the year. They are a friendly group and open to drop-ins, even if you catch them outside of the regular juggling lessons.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Lawn (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2016-05-02 2016-05-02 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.75350189209000000, -73.98370361328100000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57102489e50b8.jpg Fri, 15 Apr 2016 12:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Hallett Nature Sanctuary]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/02/hallett-nature-sanctuary http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/02/hallett-nature-sanctuary Date: May 2, 2016

During these limited hours, visitors can explore the normally-closed Hallett Nature Sanctuary at their own pace along the rustic trail. See how the Central Park Conservancy has restored this native woodland garden for birds and other wildlife.

The wood-chipped trail is uneven; please wear appropriate shoes. This ecosystem is a protected area and home to many flora and fauna. No groups, dogs, bikes, or strollers. Free and self-guided, no registration needed. Space is limited.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Hallett Nature Sanctuary (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-05-02 2016-05-02 2:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.76570129394531000, -73.97609710693360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f00ec84d426.jpg Mon, 21 Mar 2016 12:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Teen PASS]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/02/teen-pass http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/02/teen-pass Date: May 2, 2016

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

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

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: 2123602746

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

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R008, B126 Faber Pool and Park, Red Hook Recreation Area 2016-05-02 2016-05-02 3:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.64023590087890600, -74.13526916503906000; 40.67240142822265600, -74.00399780273438000 Mon, 19 Oct 2015 13:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[3 to 6 Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/02/3-to-6-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/02/3-to-6-club Date: May 2, 2016

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

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

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

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

Location: Walker Park

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R015 Walker Park 2016-05-02 2016-05-02 3:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.64329910278320000, -74.10939788818360000 Mon, 28 Mar 2016 18:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Community Boatbuilding at Brooklyn Bridge Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/02/community-boatbuilding-at-bbp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/02/community-boatbuilding-at-bbp Date: May 2, 2016

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

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

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

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 724-6432

Location: 99 Plymouth Street (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-05-02 2016-05-02 4:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.70405696345800000, -73.98930621147200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570d07b0d24f5.JPG Tue, 12 Apr 2016 11:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Introduction to Meditation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/02/introduction-to-meditation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/02/introduction-to-meditation Date: May 2, 2016

An effective treatment for stress, lack of focus, relationship problems, addiction, and more, participants are led through a variety of guided meditations each week.

Registration is required. To register, please call (718) 885-1461 or email info@bpmm.org.

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 885-1461

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2016-05-02 2016-05-02 5:30 pm 6:30 pm 40.87186431884765600, -73.80553436279297000 Mon, 21 Mar 2016 19:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Be Fit Monday]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/02/be-fit-monday1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/02/be-fit-monday1 Date: May 2, 2016

Join a tour of the recreation center and participate in fitness, recreation, and sports programs.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-3657

Location: St. James Recreation Center (in St. James Park)

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X044 St. James Park 2016-05-02 2016-05-02 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.86470031738281000, -73.89920043945312000 Thu, 21 Apr 2016 15:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/03/bryant-park-tai-chi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/03/bryant-park-tai-chi Date: May 3, 2016

Enjoy free Tai Chi classes in the park.

Bryant Park Tai Chi is provided by the 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. All ages and levels of experience are welcome.

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2016-05-03 2016-05-03 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.75410079956055000, -73.98449707031250000 Thu, 21 Apr 2016 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/03/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/03/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: May 3, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2016-05-03 2016-05-03 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.86059951782226600, -73.93379974365234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5395c8d750ccf.jpg Thu, 24 Mar 2016 12:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition: Chroma Botanica: Ellie Irons & Linda Stillman]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/03/exhibition-chroma-botanica-ellie-irons-linda-stillman http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/03/exhibition-chroma-botanica-ellie-irons-linda-stillman Date: May 3, 2016

Chroma Botanica: Ellie Irons & Linda Stillman showcases the work of two artists that use natural plant pigments in their artwork to explore wild and cultivated environments, as well as the complex relationships between people and plants. The show includes the artists’ ongoing personal work, as well as new companion pieces that utilize plant life and research gathered in New York City parks and public spaces over the past year.

This exhibition is free and open to the public.

The Arsenal building elevator is currently out of service. We appologize for the inconvenience.

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 2016-05-03 2016-05-03 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57069918a250b.jpeg Wed, 20 Apr 2016 11:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Protectors of Pine Oak Woods: 40 Years of Green]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/03/protectors-of-pine-oak-woods-40-years-of-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/03/protectors-of-pine-oak-woods-40-years-of-green Date: May 3, 2016

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

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

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

Dominick Durso/ALMAR Graphics

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2016-05-03 2016-05-03 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f15c0f3a162.jpeg Tue, 22 Mar 2016 13:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Baby & Me Fun Learning]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/03/baby-me-fun-learning http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/03/baby-me-fun-learning Date: May 3, 2016

Learn simple signs for communicating with your baby, and play games and activities for both baby and you. Infants and toddlers are welcome. Join the fun!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2016-05-03 2016-05-03 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Mon, 28 Mar 2016 18:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Paint it Up]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/03/paint-it-up http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/03/paint-it-up Date: May 3, 2016

Participants will create a work of art on canvas to complete within the session and take home. For adults. No experience necessary.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2016-05-03 2016-05-03 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 04 Mar 2016 18:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Garden Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/03/garden-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/03/garden-highlights-walk Date: May 3, 2016

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

This event is free, and admission to the grounds is free until noon.

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 2016-05-03 2016-05-03 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570d412e2684c.jpg Mon, 18 Apr 2016 19:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Mid-Park Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/03/central-park-tour-midpark-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/03/central-park-tour-midpark-welcome-tour Date: May 3, 2016

Explore some of the park's best-known features, and then marvel at the view from Belvedere Castle, on this introductory tour led by Central Park Conservancy guides. Highlights of this tour include: Balcony Bridge, Oak Bridge, the Lake, the Ramble, and Belvedere Castle.

The tour route involves many hills, stairs, and uneven terrain. The tour starts in front of the Alexander von Humboldt statue (77th Street and Central Park West), and ends at Belvedere Castle (mid-Park at 79th Street).

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

For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Alexander von Humboldt statue (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-05-03 2016-05-03 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.77939987182617000, -73.97339630126953000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570801bb68e2d.jpg Mon, 11 Apr 2016 17:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/03/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/03/bryant-park-juggling Date: May 3, 2016

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

Equipment will be provided.

The Bryant Park Jugglers use the park throughout the year. They are a friendly group and open to drop-ins, even if you catch them outside of the regular juggling lessons.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Lawn (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2016-05-03 2016-05-03 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.75350189209000000, -73.98370361328100000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57102489e50b8.jpg Fri, 15 Apr 2016 12:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Gallery Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/03/gallery-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/03/gallery-tour Date: May 3, 2016

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

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

This tour is free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Glyndor Gallery (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2016-05-03 2016-05-03 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.89886474609375000, -73.91186523437500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570d428520e4e.jpg Mon, 18 Apr 2016 19:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Le Petit Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/03/le-petit-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/03/le-petit-art Date: May 3, 2016

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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

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

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 939-0647

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

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Q022 Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech 2016-05-03 2016-05-03 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.76369857788086000, -73.82399749755860000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5591a2b96e22b.jpg Mon, 29 Feb 2016 18:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Ed Center Open Hours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/03/ed-center-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/03/ed-center-open-hours Date: May 3, 2016

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

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

Photo by Alexa Hoyer

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Environmental Education Center (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-05-03 2016-05-03 3:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.70428673171300000, -73.98938399553300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56b39ce479a04.jpg Mon, 28 Mar 2016 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[3 to 6 Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/03/3-to-6-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/03/3-to-6-club Date: May 3, 2016

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

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

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

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

Location: Walker Park

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R015 Walker Park 2016-05-03 2016-05-03 3:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.64329910278320000, -74.10939788818360000 Mon, 28 Mar 2016 18:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Teen PASS]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/03/teen-pass http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/03/teen-pass Date: May 3, 2016

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

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

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: 2123602746

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

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R008, B126 Faber Pool and Park, Red Hook Recreation Area 2016-05-03 2016-05-03 3:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.64023590087890600, -74.13526916503906000; 40.67240142822265600, -74.00399780273438000 Mon, 19 Oct 2015 13:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/03/bryant-park-juggling1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/03/bryant-park-juggling1 Date: May 3, 2016

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

The Bryant Park Jugglers use the park throughout the year. They are a friendly group and open to drop-ins, even if you catch them outside of the regular juggling lessons.

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Lawn (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2016-05-03 2016-05-03 5:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.75350189209000000, -73.98370361328100000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5710264b3d71d.jpg Fri, 15 Apr 2016 12:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Game Social]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/03/game-social http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/03/game-social Date: May 3, 2016

Make new friends and play some of the most exciting strategy board games at this social event. Board games include:

  • Tuesdays: Forbidden Island and Shadows Over Camelot
  • Wednesdays: Settlers of Catan and Carcassonne
  • Fridays: Wits & Wagers and King of Tokyo

Stop in during Bryant Park's weekly Game Socials to play multi-player co-op, strategy, and party games.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2016-05-03 2016-05-03 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.75370025634800000, -73.98359680175800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57101d2a07d08.jpg Mon, 18 Apr 2016 19:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[FLUX Public Art Projects: FLUX Art Fair Opening Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/03/flux-public-art-projects-flux-art-fair-opening-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/03/flux-public-art-projects-flux-art-fair-opening-day Date: May 3, 2016

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

At this event, artists will talk about their public art installations on site. Musicians from the National Jazz Museum of Harlem will play solo pieces to accompany Tammy Nguyen’s installation from the Acropolis in Marcus Garvey Park to the National Jazz Museum on 129th Street. Inside Marcus Garvey Park, Jose Rodriguez will perform Pennies From Heaven, an improvised live performance and symbolic offering of a penny mosaic. Aya Rodriguez-Izumi will also perform Temple, a one-on-one intervention based on divination practices from various cultures. Across from Marcus Garvey Park, on West 120th Street, Victoria Udondian will perform Her Majesty, Queen Olori Omoyemi Ade, Tableau Vivant. Fabricated from repurposed clothing, the dresses modeled in this performance draw attention to the inconsistencies between the perceived backwardness of African cultures at the moment of colonization and the history of rich cultural tradition that was effaced by colonial encounter.

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

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Acropolis (in Marcus Garvey Park)

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M058 Marcus Garvey Park 2016-05-03 2016-05-03 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.80427169799805000, -73.94361114501953000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5711111a7a402.jpg Wed, 20 Apr 2016 13:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Stargazing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/03/stargazing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/03/stargazing Date: May 3, 2016

Head to the High Line each Tuesday night for a romantic walk along the park and a chance to take a closer look at the stars. Peer through high-powered telescopes, provided by the knowledgeable members of the Amateur Astronomers Association of New York, to see rare celestial sights.

Stargazing at the High Line takes place every Tuesday, beginning at dusk, between Tuesday, April 5, and Tuesday, October 25.

Viewing times and locations along the High Line are subject to change due to weather. Check back or follow @highlinenyc on Twitter for updates every Tuesday by 3:00 p.m.

Stay for dinner and dessert after checking out the celestial sights.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 206-9922

Location: 14th Street Passage (in The High Line)

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M360 The High Line 2016-05-03 2016-05-03 6:30 pm 10:30 pm 40.74169921875000000, -74.00779724121094000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/571691c3e07e6.JPG Wed, 20 Apr 2016 13:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Fitness Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/03/fitness-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/03/fitness-walk Date: May 3, 2016

Individuals will meet at Fort Totten Gate for a self-guided walk from the gate to Joe Michaels Mile and back (approximately 2 miles).

For adults only.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-4793

Location: Fort Totten Front Gate (in Fort Totten Park)

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Q458 Fort Totten Park 2016-05-03 2016-05-03 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.78953552246094000, -73.78208923339844000 Mon, 28 Mar 2016 19:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Zumba in the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/03/zumba-in-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/03/zumba-in-the-park Date: May 3, 2016

Zumba is the perfect way to have fun while working out! Zumba classes on Randall's Island combine uplifting music, dancing, and energy with beautiful views and fresh air outdoors.

Come join the fun!

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Touchdown of the 103rd Street Footbridge (in Randall's Island Park)

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2016-05-03 2016-05-03 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.78490066528320000, -73.93579864501953000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f96a0a2d2bb.JPG Mon, 28 Mar 2016 19:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Silver Lake Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/03/nyrr-open-run-silver-lake-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/03/nyrr-open-run-silver-lake-park Date: May 3, 2016

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

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

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

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Bridge (in Silver Lake Park)

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R022 Silver Lake Park 2016-05-03 2016-05-03 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.62750538007900000, -74.09353446960400000 Thu, 28 Apr 2016 17:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Greeley Square Improv]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/03/greeley-square-improv http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/03/greeley-square-improv Date: May 3, 2016

Learn improv with some of NYC's best instructors from The Peoples Improv Theater.

Explore scene work and improvisation techniques in a free, two-hour long beginner-level improv workshop in Greeley Square Park.

Each class is a fresh start and covers beginner-level material through games and group exercises.

Register online and join us for a class! Registration is required for each class but we encourage you to stop by a class to see if there is space available.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 719-3434

Location: Greeley Square (in Greeley Square Park)

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M032 Greeley Square Park 2016-05-03 2016-05-03 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.74860000610351600, -73.98829650878906000 Wed, 27 Apr 2016 13:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Boot Camp]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/04/bryant-park-boot-camp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/04/bryant-park-boot-camp Date: May 4, 2016

Join The Rise NYC, a community-driven pop-up fitness group, for a Boot Camp on the Fountain Terrace.

Rotations through exercises like crunches, planks, push-ups, burpees, and mountain climbers ensure a mixture of cardio and strength training that will keep you coming back—and seeing results.

No equipment is necessary; smiles and high-fives encouraged.

Rain or shine.

Start time: 6:30 am

End time: 7:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2016-05-04 2016-05-04 6:30 am 7:00 am 40.75370025634800000, -73.98359680175800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57101a776c8da.jpg Fri, 15 Apr 2016 12:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Greenmarket at Bartel-Pritchard Square]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/04/greenmarket-at-bartelpritchard-square http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/04/greenmarket-at-bartelpritchard-square Date: May 4, 2016

Nestled inside Prospect Park's tree-shaded southwest corner, this much-loved weekday market is where South Slope and Windsor Terrace residents stock up on locally grown staples.

The offerings range from a selection of vegetables, fruits, baked goods, plants, and flowers to fresh-caught fish and organic baked goods.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Bartel-Pritchard Square

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B003 Bartel-Pritchard Square 2016-05-04 2016-05-04 8:00 am 3:00 pm 40.66099929809570000, -73.97989654541016000 Mon, 22 Feb 2016 14:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Walking Meditation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/04/walking-meditation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/04/walking-meditation Date: May 4, 2016

This class, presented by the Shinnyo Center for Meditation & Well-Being, translates fundamental Buddhist principles into experiences that can be accessible to anyone in contemporary society. The Walking Meditation classes will begin at the Upper Terrace gravel (across from the Bryant Park Cafe) with opening remarks and instruction; then, the class will conduct a slow and mindful turn about the park.

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2016-05-04 2016-05-04 8:30 am 9:00 am 40.75370025634800000, -73.98359680175800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/571022d1e50f9.jpg Mon, 18 Apr 2016 19:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition: Chroma Botanica: Ellie Irons & Linda Stillman]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/04/exhibition-chroma-botanica-ellie-irons-linda-stillman http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/04/exhibition-chroma-botanica-ellie-irons-linda-stillman Date: May 4, 2016

Chroma Botanica: Ellie Irons & Linda Stillman showcases the work of two artists that use natural plant pigments in their artwork to explore wild and cultivated environments, as well as the complex relationships between people and plants. The show includes the artists’ ongoing personal work, as well as new companion pieces that utilize plant life and research gathered in New York City parks and public spaces over the past year.

This exhibition is free and open to the public.

The Arsenal building elevator is currently out of service. We appologize for the inconvenience.

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 2016-05-04 2016-05-04 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57069918a250b.jpeg Wed, 20 Apr 2016 11:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at New Dorp Beach]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/04/its-my-park-at-new-dorp-beach http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/04/its-my-park-at-new-dorp-beach Date: May 4, 2016

This It's My Park season, please join the Friends of Kivlehan Park as they work to clean up and beautify the 9/11 memorial at the Cedar Grove beach parking lot. We look forward to a great day of spring cleaning near New Dorp Beach Park!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 299-5664

Location: Ebbits Street & Cedar Grove Avenue (in Great Kills Park)

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R016 Great Kills Park 2016-05-04 2016-05-04 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.55989837646484400, -74.10179901123047000 Mon, 02 May 2016 15:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Protectors of Pine Oak Woods: 40 Years of Green]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/04/protectors-of-pine-oak-woods-40-years-of-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/04/protectors-of-pine-oak-woods-40-years-of-green Date: May 4, 2016

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

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

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

Dominick Durso/ALMAR Graphics

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2016-05-04 2016-05-04 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f15c0f3a162.jpeg Tue, 22 Mar 2016 13:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: The Ramble]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/04/central-park-tour-the-ramble http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/04/central-park-tour-the-ramble Date: May 4, 2016

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Belvedere Castle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-05-04 2016-05-04 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.77930068969726600, -73.96910095214844000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570802204361b.JPG Mon, 11 Apr 2016 17:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/04/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/04/bryant-park-juggling Date: May 4, 2016

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

Equipment will be provided.

The Bryant Park Jugglers use the park throughout the year. They are a friendly group and open to drop-ins, even if you catch them outside of the regular juggling lessons.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Lawn (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2016-05-04 2016-05-04 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.75350189209000000, -73.98370361328100000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57102489e50b8.jpg Fri, 15 Apr 2016 12:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Hallett Nature Sanctuary]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/04/hallett-nature-sanctuary http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/04/hallett-nature-sanctuary Date: May 4, 2016

During these limited hours, visitors can explore the normally-closed Hallett Nature Sanctuary at their own pace along the rustic trail. See how the Central Park Conservancy has restored this native woodland garden for birds and other wildlife.

The wood-chipped trail is uneven; please wear appropriate shoes. This ecosystem is a protected area and home to many flora and fauna. No groups, dogs, bikes, or strollers. Free and self-guided, no registration needed. Space is limited.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Hallett Nature Sanctuary (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-05-04 2016-05-04 2:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.76570129394531000, -73.97609710693360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f00ec84d426.jpg Mon, 21 Mar 2016 12:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Teen PASS]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/04/teen-pass http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/04/teen-pass Date: May 4, 2016

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

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

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: 2123602746

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

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R008, B126 Faber Pool and Park, Red Hook Recreation Area 2016-05-04 2016-05-04 3:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.64023590087890600, -74.13526916503906000; 40.67240142822265600, -74.00399780273438000 Mon, 19 Oct 2015 13:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[3 to 6 Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/04/3-to-6-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/04/3-to-6-club Date: May 4, 2016

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

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

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

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

Location: Walker Park

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R015 Walker Park 2016-05-04 2016-05-04 3:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.64329910278320000, -74.10939788818360000 Mon, 28 Mar 2016 18:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[GreenThumb Workshop: Vertical Gardening III - Converted Verticals]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/04/greenthumb-workshop-vertical-gardening-iii-converted-verticals http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/04/greenthumb-workshop-vertical-gardening-iii-converted-verticals Date: May 4, 2016

In this vertical gardening series, you will learn how to create planters from recycled containers. Reused tin cans and water bottles provide a fantastic way to add green to walls and small spaces.

Please RSVP here.

In partnership with Grow to Learn.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 602-5300

Location: Brooklyn Gardens Elementary School

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2016-05-04 2016-05-04 5:00 pm 6:30 pm 40.66555670000000000, -73.89764060000000000 Tue, 05 Apr 2016 17:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Presents Dance Party: Opening Night Ball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/04/bryant-park-presents-dance-party-opening-night-ball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/04/bryant-park-presents-dance-party-opening-night-ball Date: May 4, 2016

Dress to impress for the kickoff of Bryant Park Presents Dance Party, which brings three swinging bands and three different styles of dance instruction—Charleston, Foxtrot, and Jitterbug—for one great night.

Charleston: Jesse Gelber & The Astor Boys
Dance Instructors: Adrienne Weidert, Rafal Pustelny

Foxtrot: Dan Levinson & his Gotham SophistiCats with Molly Ryan
Dance Instructors: Randy Dias, Tonja Dias

Jitterburg: The Blue Vipers Of Brooklyn
Dance Instructors: Nathan Bugh, Gaby Cook

Dance Party, hosted and produced by Talia Castro-Pozo, includes superb bands and expert dance instruction for extraordinary dancing experiences each Wednesday evening. All-ages are welcome to explore a different dance genre each week, including swing, tango, salsa, bachata and more. The extra special opening and closing nights, with three bands and three dance lessons, are events where the audience is encouraged to come dressed up for a night of dancing.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2016-05-04 2016-05-04 5:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.75410079956055000, -73.98449707031250000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5717c832b5405.jpg Thu, 21 Apr 2016 17:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Pedal the Park Island Bike Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/04/pedal-the-park-island-bike-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/04/pedal-the-park-island-bike-tour Date: May 4, 2016

To encourage biking to and from Randall’s Island, Randall's Island Park Alliance will host monthly bike tours along our numerous cyclist-friendly pathways.

Discover the island’s beautiful spaces and learn about its interesting history!

Please note: Bikes are not provided. Please bring your own bike.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Touchdown of the 103rd Street Footbridge (in Randall's Island Park)

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2016-05-04 2016-05-04 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.78490066528320000, -73.93579864501953000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f97e2312491.jpg Mon, 28 Mar 2016 15:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Game Social]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/04/game-social http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/04/game-social Date: May 4, 2016

Make new friends and play some of the most exciting strategy board games at this social event. Board games include:

  • Tuesdays: Forbidden Island and Shadows Over Camelot
  • Wednesdays: Settlers of Catan and Carcassonne
  • Fridays: Wits & Wagers and King of Tokyo

Stop in during Bryant Park's weekly Game Socials to play multi-player co-op, strategy, and party games.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2016-05-04 2016-05-04 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.75370025634800000, -73.98359680175800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57101d2a07d08.jpg Mon, 18 Apr 2016 19:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Adult Basketball League]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/04/adult-basketball-league http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/04/adult-basketball-league Date: May 4, 2016

This program is for ages 18 and over. This is a seven game season, with games on Wednesdays from 6:15 p.m. to 7:15 and Thursdays from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. Each team will make the playoffs. Participants must be members of the Recreation Center.

For more information regarding individual or team play, please contact David Deas at (718) 353-7853.

Start time: 6:15 pm

End time: 7:15 pm

Contact phone: (718) 353-7853

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

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2016-05-04 2016-05-04 6:15 pm 7:15 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.83439636230469000 Mon, 21 Mar 2016 19:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Zumba]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/04/zumba http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/04/zumba Date: May 4, 2016

Get fit in the park with free Zumba, an aerobic exercise program that blends Latin and African dance movements.

No session on June 29.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-4793

Location: Hockey Rink (in Little Bay Park)

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Q010A Little Bay Park 2016-05-04 2016-05-04 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.78979873657226600, -73.78479766845703000 Mon, 28 Mar 2016 19:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[May the Fourth Be With You!: "Star Wars The Clone Wars" (PG)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/04/movies-in-the-parks-star-wars-the-force-awakens-pg13 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/04/movies-in-the-parks-star-wars-the-force-awakens-pg13 Date: May 4, 2016

Bring your light saber and celebrate this iconic blockbuster!

Join NYC Parks for games, costume contests and more as we screen the only animated feature in this epic franchise. Star Wars: The Clone Wars follows the Republic’s clone army in their struggle against Count Dooku’s Separatist forces, and features fan-favorite characters like Anakin Skywalker, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Ahsoka Tano, and Darth Maul.

Know Before You Go:

Contests begin at 7:30 p.m. and the film begins at 8:00 p.m. However, it is strongly encouraged that you arrive before 8:00 p.m. to get your spot. Food is OK, but no alcohol or smoking. Reservations are not taken, so space is available on a first come first served basis. All are welcome!

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 965-8942

Location: 68th Street and Colonial Road (in Owl's Head Park)

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B066 Owl's Head Park 2016-05-04 2016-05-04 7:30 pm 10:00 pm 40.63830184936523400, -74.03089904785156000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5711538311dc0.jpg Thu, 21 Apr 2016 15:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Minions (Rated PG)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/04/movies-under-the-stars-minions http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/04/movies-under-the-stars-minions Date: May 4, 2016

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

Minions Stuart, Kevin, and Bob are recruited by Scarlet Overkill, a super-villain who, alongside her inventor husband Herb, hatches a plot to take over the world.

Know Before You Go
This movie is held outdoor. You should arrive before 6:30 p.m. to get your spot. Feel free to bring a blanket to sit on, although there will be a limited supply of chairs available. Bottled waters on OK, but no glass. Reservations are not taken, so space is available on first come first served basis. All are welcome.

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430-1825

Location: Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center (in Williamsbridge Oval)

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X104 Williamsbridge Oval 2016-05-04 2016-05-04 7:30 pm 9:30 pm 40.87689971923828000, -73.87650299072266000 Mon, 02 May 2016 18:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/05/bryant-park-tai-chi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/05/bryant-park-tai-chi Date: May 5, 2016

Enjoy free Tai Chi classes in the park.

Bryant Park Tai Chi is provided by the 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. All ages and levels of experience are welcome.

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2016-05-05 2016-05-05 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.75410079956055000, -73.98449707031250000 Thu, 21 Apr 2016 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/05/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/05/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: May 5, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2016-05-05 2016-05-05 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.86059951782226600, -73.93379974365234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5395c8d750ccf.jpg Thu, 24 Mar 2016 12:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition: Chroma Botanica: Ellie Irons & Linda Stillman]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/05/exhibition-chroma-botanica-ellie-irons-linda-stillman http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/05/exhibition-chroma-botanica-ellie-irons-linda-stillman Date: May 5, 2016

Chroma Botanica: Ellie Irons & Linda Stillman showcases the work of two artists that use natural plant pigments in their artwork to explore wild and cultivated environments, as well as the complex relationships between people and plants. The show includes the artists’ ongoing personal work, as well as new companion pieces that utilize plant life and research gathered in New York City parks and public spaces over the past year.

This exhibition is free and open to the public.

The Arsenal building elevator is currently out of service. We appologize for the inconvenience.

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 2016-05-05 2016-05-05 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57069918a250b.jpeg Wed, 20 Apr 2016 11:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Tree Tots (3-4 year-olds) - Early Childhood Series]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/05/tree-tots-early-childhood-series http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/05/tree-tots-early-childhood-series Date: May 5, 2016

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

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

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

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:15 am

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2016-05-05 2016-05-05 9:30 am 10:15 am 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 Mon, 28 Mar 2016 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Prospect Park Alliance Thursday Corps]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/05/prospect-park-alliance-thursday-corps http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/05/prospect-park-alliance-thursday-corps Date: May 5, 2016

The Prospect Park Alliance’s Thursday Corps volunteers perform a multitude of different projects throughout the park. The group meets at a different location every week helping in a variety of landscape and horticultural projects. Regardless of physical ability, there's something for everyone to do.

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2016-05-05 2016-05-05 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.66070175170898400, -73.96540069580078000 Mon, 22 Feb 2016 14:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Protectors of Pine Oak Woods: 40 Years of Green]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/05/protectors-of-pine-oak-woods-40-years-of-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/05/protectors-of-pine-oak-woods-40-years-of-green Date: May 5, 2016

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

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

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

Dominick Durso/ALMAR Graphics

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2016-05-05 2016-05-05 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f15c0f3a162.jpeg Tue, 22 Mar 2016 13:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Peepers (2 year-olds) - Early Childhood Series]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/05/peepers-early-childhood-series http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/05/peepers-early-childhood-series Date: May 5, 2016

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

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

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

Start time: 10:45 am

End time: 11:15 am

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2016-05-05 2016-05-05 10:45 am 11:15 am 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 Mon, 28 Mar 2016 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Waterfront Garden Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/05/waterfront-garden-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/05/waterfront-garden-tour Date: May 5, 2016

Located along the shoreline of the East River, the waterfront garden offers year-round beauty, from spring-blooming daffodils to winter-blooming witch hazelz.

Join an experienced member of Randall's Island Park Alliance's horticulture department and learn about the flowers growing along the water’s edge. Enjoy breathtaking views of Manhattan while you explore the winding paths of our shade garden.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Touchdown of the 103rd Street Footbridge (in Randall's Island Park)

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2016-05-05 2016-05-05 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.78490066528320000, -73.93579864501953000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f967f333d83.jpg Mon, 28 Mar 2016 15:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Northern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/05/central-park-tour-northern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/05/central-park-tour-northern-welcome-tour Date: May 5, 2016

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

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

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

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

For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2016-05-05 2016-05-05 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.79430007934570000, -73.95120239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5708024fda209.JPG Mon, 11 Apr 2016 17:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/05/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/05/bryant-park-juggling Date: May 5, 2016

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

Equipment will be provided.

The Bryant Park Jugglers use the park throughout the year. They are a friendly group and open to drop-ins, even if you catch them outside of the regular juggling lessons.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Lawn (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2016-05-05 2016-05-05 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.75350189209000000, -73.98370361328100000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57102489e50b8.jpg Fri, 15 Apr 2016 12:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Exploration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/05/nature-exploration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/05/nature-exploration Date: May 5, 2016

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

Thursdays and Fridays, 12–4, beginning Friday, April 7

  • Discovery Pack, 12–3 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.
  • Bird Nerds Game Hour, 1–2 pm: Test your knowledge of birds in this fun, mildly competitive hour of puzzles, Bingo, card games, and more!
  • Nature on the Go!, 2–3 pm: An Alliance Naturalist will lead children and families to areas near the Audubon Center, where you can learn about the nature that is all around us and participate in a Citizen Science project.
  • Animal Encounter, 3–4 pm: Curious as to how Snappy the turtle got her name? Want to watch the snake gobble a mouse? Join Alliance Naturalists in learning more about the animals in the Audubon Center’s collection and even assist in an actual feeding.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2016-05-05 2016-05-05 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.66070175170898400, -73.96540069580078000 Mon, 28 Mar 2016 18:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Thursday Evening Hours at the Merchant’s House Museum]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/05/thursday-evening-hours-at-the-merchants-house-museum http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/05/thursday-evening-hours-at-the-merchants-house-museum Date: May 5, 2016

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 777-1089

Location: Merchant's House Museum

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M318 Merchant's House Museum 2016-05-05 2016-05-05 12:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.7277, -73.9923 Fri, 17 Apr 2015 18:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Hatha Yoga and Meditation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/05/hatha-yoga-and-meditation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/05/hatha-yoga-and-meditation Date: May 5, 2016

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

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2016-05-05 2016-05-05 12:30 pm 1:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Wed, 20 Jan 2016 19:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Patterned Scarf-Knitting Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/05/knit-a-fibonacciinspired-scarfadults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/05/knit-a-fibonacciinspired-scarfadults Date: May 5, 2016

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

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

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2016-05-05 2016-05-05 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Tue, 29 Dec 2015 16:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Sherman Creek Stewards: Garden Crew]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/05/sherman-creek-stewards-garden-crew http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/05/sherman-creek-stewards-garden-crew Date: May 5, 2016

Like many New Yorkers, you may love the idea of raising your own garden but lack the knowledge, space or confidence to do so. Garden Crew is the perfect opportunity to dive into the soil and figure it all out! Here you’ll learn about plant maintenance and care throughout the seasons while helping to beautify Sherman Creek Park.

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (917) 291-6436

Location: Swindler Cove (in Sherman Creek)

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M300 Sherman Creek 2016-05-05 2016-05-05 1:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.85842514038086000, -73.92292785644531000 Wed, 16 Mar 2016 15:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Tunisian Patterned Scarf-Making Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/05/crochet-beginners-class-adults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/05/crochet-beginners-class-adults Date: May 5, 2016

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

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2016-05-05 2016-05-05 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Tue, 29 Dec 2015 16:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Ed Center Open Hours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/05/ed-center-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/05/ed-center-open-hours Date: May 5, 2016

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

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

Photo by Alexa Hoyer

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Environmental Education Center (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-05-05 2016-05-05 3:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.70428673171300000, -73.98938399553300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56b39ce479a04.jpg Mon, 28 Mar 2016 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[3 to 6 Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/05/3-to-6-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/05/3-to-6-club Date: May 5, 2016

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

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

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

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

Location: Walker Park

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R015 Walker Park 2016-05-05 2016-05-05 3:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.64329910278320000, -74.10939788818360000 Mon, 28 Mar 2016 18:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Teen PASS]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/05/teen-pass http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/05/teen-pass Date: May 5, 2016

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

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

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: 2123602746

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

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R008, B126 Faber Pool and Park, Red Hook Recreation Area 2016-05-05 2016-05-05 3:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.64023590087890600, -74.13526916503906000; 40.67240142822265600, -74.00399780273438000 Mon, 19 Oct 2015 13:00:09 EDT