NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2015 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://www.nycgovparks.org/sub_things_to_do/upcoming_events/events_search.php NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Sun, 26 Apr 2015 22:50:11 GMT NYC Parks News 25 25 http://www.nycgovparks.org/sub_things_to_do/upcoming_events/events_search.php http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/parks_leaf_thumb.gif <![CDATA[Bryant Park Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/28/bryant-park-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/28/bryant-park-yoga Date: May 28, 2015

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

Bryant Park Yoga also occurs on Tuesdays 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. on the Upper Terrace.

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

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park Lawn (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-05-28 2015-05-28 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.7535, -73.9837 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55146278e5ec2.JPG Thu, 26 Mar 2015 18:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Sunset on the Hudson Gala: Honoring Lynden Miller]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/28/fort-tryon-park-trust-gala-honoring-lynden-miller http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/28/fort-tryon-park-trust-gala-honoring-lynden-miller Date: May 28, 2015

Lynden Miller has been a tireless advocate for and designer of beautiful gardens throughout New York City and beyond. The Fort Tryon Park Trust is excited to celebrate Lynden's extensive contributions to the green spaces of NYC, and hope you’ll consider joining them.

The benefit's proceeds will help sustain this historic park, underwriting horticultural staff; free environmental, cultural and fitness programs, and targeted capital improvements.

6:30 p.m. Cocktails in the Heather Garden
7:30 p.m. Dinner on the David Rockefeller Linden Terrace

Tickets can be purchased at the Fort Tryon Park Trust website below.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388 x300

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2015-05-28 2015-05-28 6:30 pm 40.8606, -73.9338 Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Shakespeare in the Park: The Tempest]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/28/shakespeare-in-the-park-the-tempest http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/28/shakespeare-in-the-park-the-tempest Date: May 28, 2015

Academy Award nominee Sam Waterston (Newsroom, Law & Order, The Public’s King Lear) returns in THE TEMPEST, Shakespeare’s classic about young love, old enemies and the eternal magic of storytelling. Exiled to a fantastical island, Prospero unleashes a churning storm to shipwreck the traitor brother who stole his throne and settle the score once and for all. But bitter revenge is upended by newfound love in this sublime masterpiece that proves we are all “such stuff as dreams are made on.” Tony Award nominee Michael Greif (Romeo and Juliet, Our Lady of Kibeho, If/Then, Next to Normal) directs.

Visit the Public Theater website for information on getting free tickets.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Delacorte Theater (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-05-28 2015-05-28 8:00 pm 40.7799, -73.9688 Wed, 11 Mar 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Yoga in the Orangerie: Intermediate Level]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/29/yoga-in-the-orangerieintermediate-level http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/29/yoga-in-the-orangerieintermediate-level Date: May 29, 2015

The benefits of yoga are well known: de-stress, get strong and flexible, and have fun!

Deepen your practice in a steady, mindful approach at the intermediate level. This class is taught by certified yoga teacher Ann Casapini in a serene, sunlit space.

The ten-class series meets on Fridays; class size limited to 12. Please bring your own mat. Registration and pre-payment required (718) 885-1461 or info@bpmm.org.

Start time: 7:00 am

End time: 8:15 am

Contact phone: (718) 885-1461

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2015-05-29 2015-05-29 7:00 am 8:15 am 40.8719, -73.8055 Thu, 05 Mar 2015 18:00:08 EST
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: Nature & Science in Dialogue]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/29/art-in-the-garden-nature-science-in-dialogue http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/29/art-in-the-garden-nature-science-in-dialogue Date: May 29, 2015

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-05-29 2015-05-29 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55316a4e7ba86.jpg Fri, 17 Apr 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Master Story Tellers Exhbition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/29/master-story-tellers-exhbition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/29/master-story-tellers-exhbition Date: May 29, 2015

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-05-29 2015-05-29 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551303695a60c.jpg Wed, 25 Mar 2015 17:00:15 EDT
<![CDATA[Yoga in the Orangerie: Gentle Level One]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/29/yoga-in-the-orangeriegentle-level-one http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/29/yoga-in-the-orangeriegentle-level-one Date: May 29, 2015

The benefits of yoga are well known: de-stress, get strong and flexible, and have fun!

Deepen your practice in a steady, mindful approach and learn the basics of yoga in this beginner class.

This class is taught by certified yoga teacher Ann Casapini in a serene, sunlit space. The ten-class series meets on Fridays; class size limited to 12. Please bring your own mat. Registration and pre-payment is required at (718) 885.1461 or info@bpmm.org.

Start time: 8:45 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 885-1461

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2015-05-29 2015-05-29 8:45 am 10:00 am 40.8719, -73.8055 Thu, 05 Mar 2015 18:00:07 EST
<![CDATA[Exhibition: Mariella Bisson: Sunlight, Water and Gravity]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/29/exhibition-mariella-bisson-sunlight-water-and-gravity http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/29/exhibition-mariella-bisson-sunlight-water-and-gravity Date: May 29, 2015

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-05-29 2015-05-29 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/553526dd9d9c9.jpg Tue, 21 Apr 2015 16:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Resiliency and Elements Art Exhibit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/29/resiliency-and-elements http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/29/resiliency-and-elements Date: May 29, 2015

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

Location: Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2015-05-29 2015-05-29 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.5026, -74.2518 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551835104e9c8.jpeg Wed, 08 Apr 2015 16:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/29/summer-sports-experience http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/29/summer-sports-experience Date: May 29, 2015

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

To get started, please register by email with Brooklyn Borough Coordinator Manny Accimeus (click here to email him). See you there!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 972-2135

Location: Sunset Park Recreation Center (in Sunset Park)

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B087 Sunset Park 2015-05-29 2015-05-29 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.648, -74.0037 Fri, 24 Apr 2015 19:00:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/29/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/29/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: May 29, 2015

Some of New York’s most iconic sights are found in Central Park, including the fountain at Bethesda Terrace and Bow Bridge. Join Central Park Conservancy guides for an insider’s look at the world’s greatest urban park.

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

Space is limited; advance ticket purchase recommended. Please arrive at the meeting location 15 minutes before the start of the tour to allow time for check-in. Out of consideration for other guests we cannot accommodate those arriving after the start time.

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2015-05-29 2015-05-29 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.7691, -73.9741 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5522d225a5880.jpg Mon, 06 Apr 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Tai Chi Class for Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/29/tai-chiadults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/29/tai-chiadults Date: May 29, 2015

Learn the correct Tai Chi walk, movement and breathing techniques for health, balance and well-being.

Start time: 11:30 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 2015-05-29 2015-05-29 11:30 am 12:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:19 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Cardio Toning]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/29/shape-up-nyc-cardio-toning http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/29/shape-up-nyc-cardio-toning Date: May 29, 2015

An exercise class focusing on your core through a combination of strength, balance and toning exercises that raise the heart rate to burn calories and strengthen the cardio-respiratory system. Workout mat recommended.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-05-29 2015-05-29 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:14 EST
<![CDATA[Nature Exploration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/29/nature-exploration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/29/nature-exploration Date: May 29, 2015

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

  • Discovery Pack, 12–4 pm
    The Prospect Park Alliance invites you to get inspired by nature with our new Discovery Packs, a ready-to-go kits filled with nature activities for families. In April, play Habitat Bingo, search for birds and design a home for one of the Park's many living things. In May, monitor the development of plants that supply food and shelter for birds in Prospect Park.
  • Bird Nerds Game Hour, 2 pm
    Test your knowledge of birds in this fun, mildly competitive hour of puzzles, Bingo, card games, and more!
  • Nature on the Go!, 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, 4 pm
    Curious as to how “Snappy” the turtle got her name? 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.

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 2015-05-29 2015-05-29 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 Mon, 09 Mar 2015 19:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/29/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/29/bryant-park-juggling Date: May 29, 2015

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 42nd Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-05-29 2015-05-29 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7543, -73.9834 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551c3ca583ca1.jpg Fri, 03 Apr 2015 16:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Adapted Swim Program for People with Disabilities at Roy Wilkins Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/29/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities4 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/29/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities4 Date: May 29, 2015

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

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

Location: Roy Wilkins Recreation Center

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Q448 Roy Wilkins Recreation Center 2015-05-29 2015-05-29 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.6881, -73.7701 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:21 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Fencing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/29/bryant-park-fencing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/29/bryant-park-fencing Date: May 29, 2015

Take a stab at the modern sport of fencing with masters from Manhattan Fencing Center. No prior experience needed and equipment is provided.

Call (212) 382-2255 to pre-register or take a chance and drop by. Must be 16 or older to participate.

For more information, check out the Fencing post on the Bryant Park Blog.

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Fifth Avenue Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-05-29 2015-05-29 1:30 pm 2:30 pm 40.7528, -73.9816 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551c5d9ace645.jpg Fri, 03 Apr 2015 16:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Creative Writing Short Stories Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/29/creative-writing-short-stories-fictionnon-fictionadults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/29/creative-writing-short-stories-fictionnon-fictionadults Date: May 29, 2015

Take this introduction to short story writing. Learn about plot, conflict, resolution with a published writer.

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-05-29 2015-05-29 1:30 pm 3:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Adapted Swim Program for People with Disabilities at Hansborough Pool & Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/29/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/29/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities1 Date: May 29, 2015

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

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

Location: Hansborough Pool & Recreation Center (in Hansborough Recreation Center)

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M131 Hansborough Recreation Center 2015-05-29 2015-05-29 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.8128, -73.9393 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:19 EST
<![CDATA[Adapted Swim Program for People with Disabilities at Metropolitan Pool & Fitness Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/29/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/29/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities2 Date: May 29, 2015

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

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

Location: Metropolitan Pool & Fitness Center (in Metropolitan Recreation Center)

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B085 Metropolitan Recreation Center 2015-05-29 2015-05-29 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.715, -73.9603 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:20 EST
<![CDATA[Seasonal Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/29/seasonal-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/29/seasonal-crafts Date: May 29, 2015

Make seasonal and holiday arts & crafts items to take home.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-05-29 2015-05-29 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:16 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/29/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/29/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park Date: May 29, 2015

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 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 2015-05-29 2015-05-29 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.7725, -73.967 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5522d5a3da8bf.jpg Tue, 07 Apr 2015 18:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Adapted Swim Program for People with Disabilities at Asser Levy Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/29/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/29/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities Date: May 29, 2015

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

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

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

Location: Asser Levy Recreation Center (in Asser Levy Playground)

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M164 Asser Levy Playground 2015-05-29 2015-05-29 3:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7361, -73.9757 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:17 EST
<![CDATA[Adapted Swim Program for People with Disabilities at St. Mary's Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/29/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/29/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities3 Date: May 29, 2015

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

Start time: 3:45 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

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

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

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2015-05-29 2015-05-29 3:45 pm 5:00 pm 40.8108, -73.9147 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:21 EST
<![CDATA[Free Adapted Swim Program for People with Disabilities at Flushing Meadows Corona Park Aquatics Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/29/free-adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/29/free-adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities Date: May 29, 2015

The Adapted Aquatics program offers aquatic exercise therapy that ranges from gentle water walking to aerobic-type exercise whichimproves range of motion, flexibility, mobility, muscle tone, coordination, focis and strength, it also focuses on becoming comfortable in the water and learning basic swimming and safety skills.

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

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

Location: Flushing Meadows Corona Park Aquatics Center

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2015-05-29 2015-05-29 5:30 pm 6:30 pm 40.7516, -73.8372 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:39 EST
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Friday Freshen Up]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/29/summer-on-the-hudson-friday-freshen-up http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/29/summer-on-the-hudson-friday-freshen-up Date: May 29, 2015

Kick off the weekend with some fresh air while you drink in the sounds at this monthly musical get-happy hour. The Friday Freshen Up series takes place in West Harlem Piers Park on the last Friday of the month, May-August.

May 29 Kelly Zullo / Funk-slap-hammer-on acoustic guitar

Guitar World Magazine calls her music "An energetic acoustic guitar assault by this skilled, funky speed demon." Zullo approaches the ‘one man band set’ with a focused frenzy on the acoustic guitar technique and songs they are centered around. A standout from many one-individual shows, Zullo slaps and picks her acoustic at lightning speeds, weaving in and out of the loops on live drums she played just moments earlier. Her feet simultaneously play the bass via midi foot pedals.

Coming Up:

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: West Harlem Piers Park

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2015-05-29 2015-05-29 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.8188, -73.9611 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551ae31db9f87.jpg Tue, 31 Mar 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Shakespeare: The Two Gentlemen of Verona]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/29/bryant-park-shakespeare-the-two-gentlemen-of-verona http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/29/bryant-park-shakespeare-the-two-gentlemen-of-verona Date: May 29, 2015

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

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

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

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-05-29 2015-05-29 6:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.7534, -73.9827 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55157562ed022.jpg Fri, 27 Mar 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Shakespeare in the Park: The Tempest]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/29/shakespeare-in-the-park-the-tempest http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/29/shakespeare-in-the-park-the-tempest Date: May 29, 2015

Academy Award nominee Sam Waterston (Newsroom, Law & Order, The Public’s King Lear) returns in THE TEMPEST, Shakespeare’s classic about young love, old enemies and the eternal magic of storytelling. Exiled to a fantastical island, Prospero unleashes a churning storm to shipwreck the traitor brother who stole his throne and settle the score once and for all. But bitter revenge is upended by newfound love in this sublime masterpiece that proves we are all “such stuff as dreams are made on.” Tony Award nominee Michael Greif (Romeo and Juliet, Our Lady of Kibeho, If/Then, Next to Normal) directs.

Visit the Public Theater website for information on getting free tickets.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Delacorte Theater (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-05-29 2015-05-29 8:00 pm 40.7799, -73.9688 Wed, 11 Mar 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Mind Body Fusion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/shape-up-nyc-mind-body-fusion http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/shape-up-nyc-mind-body-fusion Date: May 30, 2015

Low-impact cardio followed by balancing stretches and meditation to raise heart rate, burn calories, reduce stress, and work out every muscle.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 227-1403

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2015-05-30 2015-05-30 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.5026, -74.2518 Tue, 24 Mar 2015 16:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Greenmarket at Grand Army Plaza]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/greenmarket-at-grand-army-plaza http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/greenmarket-at-grand-army-plaza Date: May 30, 2015

At what other market can you do all your food shopping, sample local wine and explore Brooklyn's favorite park? Established in 1989, the Grand Army Plaza greenmarket is the flagship Brooklyn market. EBT/Food Stamps and WIC & Senior FMNP coupons accepted year-round.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Grand Army Plaza

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B040 Grand Army Plaza 2015-05-30 2015-05-30 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.6735, -73.9701 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:07 EST
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: Nature & Science in Dialogue]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/art-in-the-garden-nature-science-in-dialogue http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/art-in-the-garden-nature-science-in-dialogue Date: May 30, 2015

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-05-30 2015-05-30 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55316a4e7ba86.jpg Fri, 17 Apr 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[ESL Beginners Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/esl-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/esl-class Date: May 30, 2015

Spanish-speaking adults will learn the basic structure of English from an ESL instructor. New students must take a placement test, which is administered at 9 a.m. on Saturdays.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-05-30 2015-05-30 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 12 Feb 2015 17:00:10 EST
<![CDATA[Master Story Tellers Exhbition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/master-story-tellers-exhbition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/master-story-tellers-exhbition Date: May 30, 2015

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-05-30 2015-05-30 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551303695a60c.jpg Wed, 25 Mar 2015 17:00:15 EDT
<![CDATA[Van Cortlandt Track Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/van-cortlandt-track-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/van-cortlandt-track-club Date: May 30, 2015

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

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Van Cortlandt Stadium (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2015-05-30 2015-05-30 8:00 am 40.888, -73.8968 Thu, 26 Feb 2015 18:00:31 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC Zumba]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/zumba http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/zumba Date: May 30, 2015

Combining Latin, international and popular music with dance moves that create an aerobic workout. This class features a combination of fast and slow rhythms that tone and sculpt the body.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-05-30 2015-05-30 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:19 EST
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/summer-sports-experience http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/summer-sports-experience Date: May 30, 2015

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 402-5155

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

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2015-05-30 2015-05-30 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.8108, -73.9147 Fri, 24 Apr 2015 19:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/summer-sports-experience2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/summer-sports-experience2 Date: May 30, 2015

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 927-2012

Location: Highbridge Recreation Center (in Highbridge Park)

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M037 Highbridge Park 2015-05-30 2015-05-30 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.8426, -73.9343 Fri, 24 Apr 2015 19:00:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/summer-sports-experience3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/summer-sports-experience3 Date: May 30, 2015

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

To get started, please register by email with Queens Borough Coordinator Lyle Johnson (click here to email him). See you there!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 263-1163

Location: Lost Battalion Hall Recreation Center

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2015-05-30 2015-05-30 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7322, -73.8652 Fri, 24 Apr 2015 19:00:18 EDT
<![CDATA[United Arab Emirates Healthy Kidney 10K Run]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/uae-healthy-kidney-10k http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/uae-healthy-kidney-10k Date: May 30, 2015

Join New York Road Runners and the Embassy of the United Arab Emirates to celebrate the 11th annual UAE Healthy Kidney 10K. The event offers something for everyone—thrilling performances in Central Park from some of the world's top athletes, a fast course for runners chasing PRs, a great cause to inspire them all, and excellent giveaways including a technical shirt for every registered entrant, and fantastic raffle prizes.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: West Drive near 62nd Street (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-05-30 2015-05-30 9:00 am 40.7697, -73.9795 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54f0992229aee.jpg Fri, 27 Feb 2015 19:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Cleaning and Maintaining Westerleigh Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/cleaningmaintaining-westerleigh-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/cleaningmaintaining-westerleigh-park Date: May 30, 2015

Help us maintain the beauty of Westerleigh Park by raking, planting, or gardening. Enjoy a cup of coffee and a donut while getting great exercise. We are there every Saturday morning.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 442-0336

Location: Westerleigh Park

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R029 Westerleigh Park 2015-05-30 2015-05-30 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.6198, -74.1345 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/552ef635b291e.jpg Thu, 16 Apr 2015 16:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[HSBC Children’s Garden Spring Session at QBG]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/hsbc-childrens-garden-spring-session-at-qbg http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/hsbc-childrens-garden-spring-session-at-qbg Date: May 30, 2015

The HSBC Children’s Garden at Queens Botanical Garden offers hands-on discovery for ages 5-12. Children’s imaginations and knowledge blossom as they plant and harvest vegetables and flowers, visit the Bee garden, and more.

This program takes place on Saturdays from April 11 to June 20 (except May 23). Children must be 5 years old by June 30, 2015.

Registration required by email at education@queensbotanical.org.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-05-30 2015-05-30 9:30 am 12:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54d3b031016c2.jpg Thu, 05 Mar 2015 18:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[It's My Park Day at Prospect Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/its-my-park-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/its-my-park-day Date: May 30, 2015

Join the Prospect Park Alliance and NYC Parks to give back to your favorite park.

On It’s My Park Day, volunteers will gear up with brooms, shovels, rakes, paint brushes, and trash grabbers to tackle a major cleanup effort in Prospect Park.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: 16th Street Entrance (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-05-30 2015-05-30 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.6574, -73.9739 Thu, 02 Apr 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[ESL Advanced Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/esl-advanced http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/esl-advanced Date: May 30, 2015

The focus of this class will be on sharpening English language speaking, reading comprehension, and writing for Spanish-speaking adults with good conversational writing and reading skills.

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 2015-05-30 2015-05-30 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 19:00:09 EST
<![CDATA[Birding: Hawk Watch]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/birding-hawk-watch http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/birding-hawk-watch Date: May 30, 2015

New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife. Our Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in the urban jungle. Birding programs are appropriate for all skill levels and beginners are welcome.

Bring a pair of binoculars, or ask a Ranger to borrow a pair.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Unisphere (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2015-05-30 2015-05-30 10:00 am 40.7464, -73.845 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55089be05224c.jpg Tue, 17 Mar 2015 18:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC Body Sculpting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/shape-up-nyc-body-sculpting http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/shape-up-nyc-body-sculpting Date: May 30, 2015

This total body workout addresses muscle strength and endurance while keeping the heart rate up to burn calories. Enjoy fun, continuous movement to great music.

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 2015-05-30 2015-05-30 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:13 EST
<![CDATA[Staten Island Remote Control Modelers 5th Annual Charity Fly-In]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/staten-island-rc-modelers-5th-annual-charity-flyin http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/staten-island-rc-modelers-5th-annual-charity-flyin Date: May 30, 2015

The Staten Island RC Modelers would like to invite you to spend a day in the park and watch the annual Charity Fly-In. This year’s event benefits the Staten Island Children’s Campaign.

Join us and watch the RC pilots from around the tri-state area fly models of airplanes from WWI through to today’s modern planes. There will be a BBQ lunch available, and 50/50 prize raffles throughout the day.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Field of Dreams (in LaTourette Park & Golf Course)

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R013 LaTourette Park & Golf Course 2015-05-30 2015-05-30 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.5706, -74.1696 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55254aa78b3c4.jpg Thu, 09 Apr 2015 12:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Woodlands Discovery Club for Families: North Woods]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/woodlands-discovery-club-for-families-north-woods http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/woodlands-discovery-club-for-families-north-woods Date: May 30, 2015

Discover rocks, trees, soil, and squirrels in New York City’s greatest outdoor classroom – Central Park!

The Woodlands Discovery Club for Families is the perfect adventure for families looking to get out of the house and explore a woodland without ever leaving the city. In each weekly two-hour session, families will learn together and connect with nature through hands-on science activities, using tools from your very own Discovery Kits!

Activities are correlated to state and national learning standards.

This five-week program takes place Saturday mornings in the North Woods. There are two upcoming sessions currently open to families with children in grades 1-4:

Session 1: April 18th- May 16th

Session 2: May 30th- June 27th

Register now

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-1461

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

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M010 Central Park 2015-05-30 2015-05-30 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7968, -73.9515; 40.7968, -73.9561 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55047113606e4.jpg Mon, 16 Mar 2015 19:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/summer-sports-experience1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/summer-sports-experience1 Date: May 30, 2015

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

To get started, please register by email with Brooklyn Borough Coordinator Manny Accimeus (click here to email him). See you there!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 972-2135

Location: Sunset Park Recreation Center (in Sunset Park)

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B087 Sunset Park 2015-05-30 2015-05-30 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.648, -74.0037 Fri, 24 Apr 2015 19:00:11 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Fly Fishing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/bryant-park-fly-fishing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/bryant-park-fly-fishing Date: May 30, 2015

Learn the basics of fly fishing for free.

Join expert instructors from Orvis for lessons of fly casting and outfit rigging. Class spaces are first come first served. Call Orvis at (212) 827-0698 to reserve your spot.

For more information, check out the Fly Fishing post on the Bryant Park blog.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Fifth Avenue Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-05-30 2015-05-30 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7528, -73.9816 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551467e37d383.jpg Thu, 26 Mar 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Learn to Ride a Bike]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/learn-to-ride-a-bike http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/learn-to-ride-a-bike Date: May 30, 2015

NYC Parks and Bike New York are proud to present Learn to Ride classes. In these free classes, we’ll teach children the fundamentals of bicycling, preparing them for years of safe and confident riding.

This class teaches a safe, easy, effective way to learn to ride. Using this “balance first” method, parents help get their children rolling while the child does most of the work. Participants learn the basics of balancing, starting, stopping, and steering a bike. Most people learn to ride their bike while taking the class, but even if they don’t, they will leave with an easy, hands-free, crash-free, and low-stress way to learn to ride.

Participants must bring their own bike and helmet. To register, please visit the Bike New York webpage.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Van Cortlandt Park - SW Corner (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2015-05-30 2015-05-30 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8866, -73.8979 Sat, 25 Apr 2015 08:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Learn to Ride for Kids]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/learn-to-ride-for-kids http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/learn-to-ride-for-kids Date: May 30, 2015

NYC Parks and Bike New York are proud to present Learn to Ride classes. In these free classes, we’ll teach children the fundamentals of bicycling, preparing them for years of safe and confident riding.

This class teaches a safe, easy, effective way to learn to ride. Using this “balance first” method, parents help get their children rolling while the child does most of the work. Participants learn the basics of balancing, starting, stopping, and steering a bike. Most people learn to ride their bike while taking the class, but even if they don’t, they will leave with an easy, hands-free, crash-free, and low-stress way to learn to ride.

Participants must bring their own bike and helmet. To register, please visit the Bike New York webpage.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 393-7370

Location: Frank D. O'Connor Playground

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Q098 Frank D. O'Connor Playground 2015-05-30 2015-05-30 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.7442, -73.8866 Sat, 25 Apr 2015 08:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[NatureFest 2015]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/naturefest-2015 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/naturefest-2015 Date: May 30, 2015

NatureFest is a family celebration of environmental awareness and local natural history. It has blossomed into a community event, thanks to participation from science, environmental, and nature groups from around New York City. Admission is free (and fun for the whole family!)

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 727-1135

Location: Carousel for All Children (in Willowbrook Park)

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R030 Willowbrook Park 2015-05-30 2015-05-30 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.6039, -74.1586 Fri, 13 Mar 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Audubon II: Plant Clues]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/popup-audubon-ii-plant-clues http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/popup-audubon-ii-plant-clues Date: May 30, 2015

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

  • Discovery Pack, 11 am–4 pm
    The Prospect Park Alliance invites you to get inspired by nature with our new Discovery Packs, a ready-to-go kits filled with nature activities for families. In May, monitor the development of plants that supply food and shelter for birds in Prospect Park.
  • Lakeside Nature Stroll, 12–1 pm
    Join Alliance naturalists for a guided nature walk through the meandering paths of the Peninsula and scout for plants that thrive in that unique environment.
  • Junior Naturalists, 1–2 pm
    Help Alliance naturalists track the growth of important plant species in this citizen science program.
  • Nature’s Helpers, 2–3 pm
    Let’s lend a helping hand to make our park a better place. Learn how mulch helps trees, spread wood chips or protect the environment by removing damaging litter.
  • Family Birdwatching, 3–4 pm
    After learning how to use binoculars, join our naturalists to identify some of the 250 species of birds that call Prospect Park home.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Peninsula (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-05-30 2015-05-30 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.6572, -73.9689 Tue, 10 Mar 2015 12:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Audubon: Wonderful Warblers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/popup-audubon-wonderful-warblers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/popup-audubon-wonderful-warblers Date: May 30, 2015

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Eastwood (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-05-30 2015-05-30 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.6618, -73.9659 Thu, 23 Apr 2015 16:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour Date: May 30, 2015

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 11:45 am

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

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

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M010 Central Park 2015-05-30 2015-05-30 11:00 am 11:45 am 40.7655, -73.9722 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54f4c41408d16.jpg Tue, 07 Apr 2015 18:00:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Ceramic Sensations]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/ceramic-sensations http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/ceramic-sensations Date: May 30, 2015

Join this interactive ceramic and mosaic workshop inspired by the natural beauty of the Greenbelt. Under the direction of Janice Patrignani, visitors will be invited to create with clay, and the resulting low relief sculptures will then be fired, glazed and assembled along with mosaic glass into a dynamic community-made mural installation. As the project travels from place to place, new community made sculptures will be created & previously made pieces, once fired & glazed, will be added. Participants will also have the opportunity to add mosaic glass elements to the work in progress, as well as to pinch & coil the clay into shapes such as plants, flowers or insects. The mural in its entirety will be displayed at the SI Children’s Museum in November of 2015. This project is make possible in part by a DCA Art Fund Grant from Staten Island Arts with public funding from the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs. Registration encouraged.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2015-05-30 2015-05-30 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.5884, -74.1391 Tue, 31 Mar 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Bark Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/its-my-bark-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/its-my-bark-day Date: May 30, 2015

Free spaying/neutering (limited number), pet adoption, trick contest (12:00 p.m.), raffles and giveaways. For more information, visit Arfarfrockaway.org.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 903-6518

Location: Rockaway Freeway Dog Park (in Rockaway Freeway)

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Q219 Rockaway Freeway 2015-05-30 2015-05-30 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.5912, -73.8085 Fri, 13 Mar 2015 16:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Freshwater Fishing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/freshwater-fishing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/freshwater-fishing Date: May 30, 2015

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

Our experienced Rangers teach the ethics of fishing and the ecology of our waterways on every fishing program.

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Eton Place and Richmond Avenue (in Willowbrook Park)

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R030 Willowbrook Park 2015-05-30 2015-05-30 11:00 am 40.6041, -74.1614 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551089ad36249.jpg Mon, 23 Mar 2015 18:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Conservatory Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden Date: May 30, 2015

Take a tour with Conservatory Garden staff and learn about the history of the only formal garden in Central Park, including its restoration by Central Park Conservancy, its classic design, glorious fountains, and six densely planted acres. Thousands of trees, shrubs, bulbs, perennials and annuals bloom throughout the seasons in this special place in Central Park. Route involves a few stairs.

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

Location: Vanderbilt Gate (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-05-30 2015-05-30 11:00 am 12:15 pm 40.7935, -73.9519 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/552d43a12516a.jpg Tue, 14 Apr 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/bryant-park-juggling Date: May 30, 2015

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: 212-768-4242

Location: 42nd Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-05-30 2015-05-30 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.7543, -73.9834 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551c3f440bb02.jpg Fri, 03 Apr 2015 16:00:11 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Great New York City Fish Count]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/summer-on-the-hudson-great-new-york-city-fish-count http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/summer-on-the-hudson-great-new-york-city-fish-count Date: May 30, 2015

How many and what species fish will we collect as we pull our nets through the Hudson? How will our site differ from others? Join us for this fun waterside event! Part of the annual World Science Festival.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: 172nd Beach (in Fort Washington Park)

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M028 Fort Washington Park 2015-05-30 2015-05-30 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8454, -73.946 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551ae3c035129.JPG Tue, 31 Mar 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Youth Running Series at the UAE Healthy Kidney 10K]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/nyrr-youth-running-series-at-the-uae-healthy-kidney-10k http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/nyrr-youth-running-series-at-the-uae-healthy-kidney-10k Date: May 30, 2015

Give your kids a chance to enjoy spring road racing at the NYRR Youth Running Series at the UAE Healthy Kidney 10K.

Sign up today for a 1.6-mile run in Central Park for kids 7-18 years old. Register here.

The event will be staged in three age groups: 7-10 years, 11-13 years, and 14-18 years. Join the New York Road Runners for an unforgettable race!

Start time: 11:15 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Central Park

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M010 Central Park 2015-05-30 2015-05-30 11:15 am 40.7796, -73.9694 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54f0bba774727.jpg Fri, 06 Mar 2015 12:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[ESL Intermediate Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/esl-intermediate http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/esl-intermediate Date: May 30, 2015

Spanish-speaking adults will learn the basic structure of reading and writing English from a certified ESL instructor.

Start time: 11:30 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 2015-05-30 2015-05-30 11:30 am 12:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 19:00:10 EST
<![CDATA[Los Tres Creditos / The Three Little Pigs]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/los-tres-creditos-the-three-little-pigs http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/los-tres-creditos-the-three-little-pigs Date: May 30, 2015

Mama Piggy narrates this bilingual adaptation that features a vegetarian wolf and the three cutest little pigs on this side of town.

Action, adventure, Salsa, and other Latin music keeps audiences clapping en route to a happy ending.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718-) 60-6560

Location: 111th Street and 53rd Ave (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2015-05-30 2015-05-30 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7433, -73.8514 Wed, 08 Apr 2015 11:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Strawberry Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/strawbery-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/strawbery-festival Date: May 30, 2015

Join us for the 7th Annual Strawberry Festival. There will be entertainment, crafts, games, inflatables, music, tattoo artist, face painting, strawberry eating contest, carnival games, and much more!

Sponsored by Council Member Rafael L. Espinal, Jr.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 235-4100

Location: Lower Highland Playground (in Highland Park)

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Q020 Highland Park 2015-05-30 2015-05-30 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.684, -73.8856 Thu, 26 Mar 2015 18:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Roller Skate at Brooklyn Bridge Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/roller-skate-at-brooklyn-bridge-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/roller-skate-at-brooklyn-bridge-park Date: May 30, 2015

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 2 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2015-05-30 2015-05-30 12:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.6998, -73.9988 Mon, 20 Apr 2015 15:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Introduction to Bird Watching]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/introduction-to-bird-watching http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/introduction-to-bird-watching Date: May 30, 2015

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: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-05-30 2015-05-30 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 Wed, 18 Mar 2015 13:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Citizenship Classes for Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/citizenship-classes-for-adults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/citizenship-classes-for-adults Date: May 30, 2015

In this class, students will review sample citizenship questions as well as practice English comprehension, pronunciation, and listening skills.

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 2015-05-30 2015-05-30 12:30 pm 1:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 19:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Compost Crew]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/compost-crew http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/compost-crew Date: May 30, 2015

Every Saturday, the Compost Crew processes food scraps collected at the Inwood Greenmarket and organic waste recovered from New York Restoration Project's landscaping operations. Learn about the process of composting and the dynamic range of current projects in New York City while making a contribution to local waste reduction and greening efforts

All participants are provided with monthly training sessions and asked to commit to at least three work days. Ongoing trainings and orientations are scheduled for the first work day of every month. For more information about New York Restoration Project crews or to register, email volunteer@nyrp.org.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Sherman Creek Park (in Sherman Creek)

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M300 Sherman Creek 2015-05-30 2015-05-30 1:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.8611, -73.918 Fri, 03 Apr 2015 16:00:15 EDT
<![CDATA[Flow.15 - Grand Opening!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/flow15-grand-opening http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/flow15-grand-opening Date: May 30, 2015

Join us for FLOW, Randall Island's annual summer outdoor art exhibition! Come enjoy public art along the scenic waterfront from May – November. This year's artists are Nicholas Fraser, Sharon Ma, Rob Swainston, Rica Takashima, and David Wilson.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Waterfront Pathways along Ward's Island (in Randall's Island Park)

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2015-05-30 2015-05-30 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.7818, -73.9295 Fri, 27 Mar 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Historic New York: Fort Greene]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/historic-new-york-ft-greene http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/historic-new-york-ft-greene Date: May 30, 2015

Urban Park Rangers specialize in interpretation of historic turning points, both natural and man-made, in our city's long history.

Fort Greene's history is rife with important names--Walt Whitman, Nathaniel Greene, Frederick Law Olmsted, Calvert Vaux, William Howard Taft, and McKim, Mead and White, to name a few--hinting at the important role the park has played in the city's history. On this historic walking tour, learn about Fort Greene Park and its ties to American history, and view the monument that stands as a tribute the 11,000 men, women and children who died on British Prison Ships during the Revolutionary War.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

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

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B032 Fort Greene Park 2015-05-30 2015-05-30 1:00 pm 40.6922, -73.9748 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5507557e693d7.jpg Mon, 23 Mar 2015 18:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Fleece Fun]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/fleece-fun http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/fleece-fun Date: May 30, 2015

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 2015-05-30 2015-05-30 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6643, -73.9639 Wed, 25 Feb 2015 12:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: The Ramble]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/central-park-tour-the-ramble http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/central-park-tour-the-ramble Date: May 30, 2015

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. Join us for a tour of this serene 36-acre woodland, led by Central Park Conservancy guides.

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

Space is limited; advance ticket purchase recommended. Please arrive at the meeting location 15 minutes before the start of the tour to allow time for check-in. Out of consideration for other guests we cannot accommodate those arriving after the start time.

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

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Belvedere Castle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-05-30 2015-05-30 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.7793, -73.9691 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55241420b51da.jpg Tue, 07 Apr 2015 18:00:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Le Petit Zen Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/le-petit-zen-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/le-petit-zen-art Date: May 30, 2015

Through drawings, paintings and other techniques, adults will create miniature works (4"x6") or less of Zen art. The instructing artist will demonstrate how to create delicate works, using repeating strokes and patterns for a Zen experience.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-05-30 2015-05-30 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 25 Mar 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Union Square: Crossroads of New York Walking Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/union-square-crossroads-of-new-york-walking-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/union-square-crossroads-of-new-york-walking-tour Date: May 30, 2015

The Union Square Partnership teamed with Big Onion Walking Tours to create a free, 90-minute walking tour Saturdaysentitled Union Square: Crossroads of New York. The tour departs from the Abraham Lincoln Statue located along the 16th Street transverse. With the help of a tour guide, you will explore the social and political history of the Union Square neighborhood through discussions of the people, history, architecture, and forces that have shaped this community. Reservations are not required for individuals, but are required for groups.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 517-1826

Location: Abraham Lincoln Statue (in Union Square Park)

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M089 Union Square Park 2015-05-30 2015-05-30 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.7363, -73.9901 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54cfe899a5d4d.jpg Tue, 14 Apr 2015 16:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Paper Arts & Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/paper-arts-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/paper-arts-crafts Date: May 30, 2015

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-05-30 2015-05-30 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Tue, 06 Jan 2015 13:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Family Camping: Bronx]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/family-camping-bronx http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/family-camping-bronx Date: May 30, 2015

We camp to create lasting memories, connect with the natural world, and bond with our families. Camping affords us the opportunity to unplug from the diversions of everyday life and to laugh and play with our families.

Tents are provided. Space is limited and families are chosen by lottery. To enter your family in the lottery visit nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Wednesday, May 20th.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 548-0912

Location: Van Cortlandt Park

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2015-05-30 2015-05-30 6:00 pm 40.8916, -73.8929 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55108a61984ac.JPG Mon, 23 Mar 2015 18:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Shakespeare: The Two Gentlemen of Verona]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/bryant-park-shakespeare-the-two-gentlemen-of-verona http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/bryant-park-shakespeare-the-two-gentlemen-of-verona Date: May 30, 2015

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

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

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

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-05-30 2015-05-30 6:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.7534, -73.9827 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55157562ed022.jpg Fri, 27 Mar 2015 17:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Ranger's Choice: Twilight Canoe]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/rangers-choice-twilight-canoe http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/rangers-choice-twilight-canoe Date: May 30, 2015

NYC Parks' bright and talented Urban Park Rangers are what make our Weekend Adventure programs so amazing. Enjoy an evening canoeing as the twilight turns into evening. On this Ranger-guided trip, participants should have prior canoe experience and must be able to demonstrate proper technique. Participants are chosen by lottery. To enter your name in the lottery, visit www.nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Wednesday, May 20th.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Central Park

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M010 Central Park 2015-05-30 2015-05-30 8:00 pm 40.7796, -73.9694 Fri, 13 Mar 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Shakespeare in the Park: The Tempest]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/shakespeare-in-the-park-the-tempest http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/shakespeare-in-the-park-the-tempest Date: May 30, 2015

Academy Award nominee Sam Waterston (Newsroom, Law & Order, The Public’s King Lear) returns in THE TEMPEST, Shakespeare’s classic about young love, old enemies and the eternal magic of storytelling. Exiled to a fantastical island, Prospero unleashes a churning storm to shipwreck the traitor brother who stole his throne and settle the score once and for all. But bitter revenge is upended by newfound love in this sublime masterpiece that proves we are all “such stuff as dreams are made on.” Tony Award nominee Michael Greif (Romeo and Juliet, Our Lady of Kibeho, If/Then, Next to Normal) directs.

Visit the Public Theater website for information on getting free tickets.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Delacorte Theater (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-05-30 2015-05-30 8:00 pm 40.7799, -73.9688 Wed, 11 Mar 2015 17:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: Nature & Science in Dialogue]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/31/art-in-the-garden-nature-science-in-dialogue http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/31/art-in-the-garden-nature-science-in-dialogue Date: May 31, 2015

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-05-31 2015-05-31 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55316a4e7ba86.jpg Fri, 17 Apr 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/31/summer-on-the-hudson-tai-chi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/31/summer-on-the-hudson-tai-chi Date: May 31, 2015

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: 311

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

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M072 Riverside Park 2015-05-31 2015-05-31 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.792, -73.979 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5519865d5488f.JPG Mon, 30 Mar 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/31/summer-sports-experience http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/31/summer-sports-experience Date: May 31, 2015

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 402-5155

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

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2015-05-31 2015-05-31 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.8108, -73.9147 Fri, 24 Apr 2015 19:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/31/summer-sports-experience1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/31/summer-sports-experience1 Date: May 31, 2015

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 927-2012

Location: Highbridge Recreation Center (in Highbridge Park)

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M037 Highbridge Park 2015-05-31 2015-05-31 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.8426, -73.9343 Fri, 24 Apr 2015 19:00:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/31/summer-sports-experience2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/31/summer-sports-experience2 Date: May 31, 2015

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

To get started, please register by email with Queens Borough Coordinator Lyle Johnson (click here to email him). See you there!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 263-1163

Location: Lost Battalion Hall Recreation Center

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2015-05-31 2015-05-31 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7322, -73.8652 Fri, 24 Apr 2015 19:00:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Alley Pond Park Adventure Course: Free Public Sundays]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/31/alley-pond-park-adventure-course-free-public-sundays http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/31/alley-pond-park-adventure-course-free-public-sundays Date: May 31, 2015

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

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

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 217-4685

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

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2015-05-31 2015-05-31 9:30 am 12:00 pm 40.7428, -73.7359 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5508a1ad5dcb1.JPG Wed, 22 Apr 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Birding Basics for Families]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/31/birding-basics-for-families http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/31/birding-basics-for-families Date: May 31, 2015

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

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

This program takes place rain or shine, except in extreme weather conditions (heavy rain, sustained winds of 30mph or heat index above 95 degrees).

For more information, please call 212.860.1378

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 860.1378

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

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M010 Central Park 2015-05-31 2015-05-31 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7968, -73.9515 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54f8b1598d246.jpg Thu, 09 Apr 2015 12:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Natural Areas Exploration Day and Audubon Spring Migration Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/31/natural-areas-exploration-day-and-audubon-spring-migration-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/31/natural-areas-exploration-day-and-audubon-spring-migration-walk Date: May 31, 2015

Come explore Randall’s Island’s wetlands and other natural areas. All ages are welcome. Learn from natural areas experts and explore the island’s diverse plant and animal communities.

Check the Randall's Island event calendar for details.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Randalls Island Natural Areas (in Randall's Island Park)

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2015-05-31 2015-05-31 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.7919, -73.927 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5513040148626.jpg Fri, 27 Mar 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Marine Ecology: Seining and the Shore]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/31/marine-ecology-seining-and-the-shore http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/31/marine-ecology-seining-and-the-shore Date: May 31, 2015

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

Seining programs, which use nets to catch fish and crustaceans close to shore, are great for kids of all ages.

All equipment is provided. First-come, first-served. Participation in a mandatory safety review led by a trained Ranger is required.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: American Ballfields

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2015-05-31 2015-05-31 11:00 am 40.5991, -73.821 Mon, 23 Mar 2015 18:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Birding: Hawk Watch]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/31/birding-hawk-watch http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/31/birding-hawk-watch Date: May 31, 2015

New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife. Our Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in the urban jungle.

The old Pelham Bay landfill remains closed to the public, making it a great place to watch migrating birds of prey.

Join a small group of fellow birders as we go in search of these avian hunters. Registration is required. To register, please visit www.nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Wednesday, June 20th.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 319-7258

Location: Pelham Bay Park

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2015-05-31 2015-05-31 11:00 am 40.8586, -73.8027 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55075493cee60.jpg Mon, 16 Mar 2015 19:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Audubon II: Plant Clues]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/31/popup-audubon-ii-plant-clues http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/31/popup-audubon-ii-plant-clues Date: May 31, 2015

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

  • Discovery Pack, 11 am–4 pm
    The Prospect Park Alliance invites you to get inspired by nature with our new Discovery Packs, a ready-to-go kits filled with nature activities for families. In May, monitor the development of plants that supply food and shelter for birds in Prospect Park.
  • Lakeside Nature Stroll, 12–1 pm
    Join Alliance naturalists for a guided nature walk through the meandering paths of the Peninsula and scout for plants that thrive in that unique environment.
  • Junior Naturalists, 1–2 pm
    Help Alliance naturalists track the growth of important plant species in this citizen science program.
  • Nature’s Helpers, 2–3 pm
    Let’s lend a helping hand to make our park a better place. Learn how mulch helps trees, spread wood chips or protect the environment by removing damaging litter.
  • Family Birdwatching, 3–4 pm
    After learning how to use binoculars, join our naturalists to identify some of the 250 species of birds that call Prospect Park home.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Peninsula (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-05-31 2015-05-31 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.6572, -73.9689 Tue, 10 Mar 2015 12:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Audubon: Wonderful Warblers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/31/popup-audubon-wonderful-warblers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/31/popup-audubon-wonderful-warblers Date: May 31, 2015

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Eastwood (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-05-31 2015-05-31 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.6618, -73.9659 Thu, 23 Apr 2015 16:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Waterfront Walks: Guided Tours of Brooklyn Bridge Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/31/waterfront-walks-guided-tours-of-brooklyn-bridge-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/31/waterfront-walks-guided-tours-of-brooklyn-bridge-park Date: May 31, 2015

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

Tours are first-come, first-served.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2015-05-31 2015-05-31 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7017, -73.9969 Thu, 09 Apr 2015 12:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Horseshoe Crabs]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/31/horseshoe-crabs http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/31/horseshoe-crabs Date: May 31, 2015

New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife. Our Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in the urban jungle.

Horseshoe crabs are more closely related to spiders and scorpions than crabs, and this amazing species is older than the dinosaurs. May through June is mating and egg-laying season; this will be your best opportunity to view them up close.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Plumb Beach

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2015-05-31 2015-05-31 11:00 am 40.5833, -73.921 Mon, 23 Mar 2015 18:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Roller Skate at Brooklyn Bridge Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/31/roller-skate-at-brooklyn-bridge-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/31/roller-skate-at-brooklyn-bridge-park Date: May 31, 2015

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 2 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2015-05-31 2015-05-31 12:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.6998, -73.9988 Mon, 20 Apr 2015 15:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Alley Pond Park Adventure Course: Free Public Sundays]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/31/alley-pond-park-adventure-course-free-public-sundays1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/31/alley-pond-park-adventure-course-free-public-sundays1 Date: May 31, 2015

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

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 217-4685

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

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2015-05-31 2015-05-31 1:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.7428, -73.7359 Wed, 22 Apr 2015 17:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Basic Orienteering (light)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/31/basic-orienteering-light http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/31/basic-orienteering-light Date: May 31, 2015

Our Urban Park Ranger hiking guides will introduce you to the hidden gems of New York City.

On orienteering hikes you will learn to strengthen your map reading and compass using skills.

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Bloomingdale Park Playground (in Bloomingdale Park)

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R106 Bloomingdale Park 2015-05-31 2015-05-31 1:00 pm 40.5354, -74.2083 Thu, 23 Apr 2015 17:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Yoga At Morris-Jumel Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/31/yoga-at-morrisjumel http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/31/yoga-at-morrisjumel Date: May 31, 2015

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

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 923-8008

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

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M073 Roger Morris Park 2015-05-31 2015-05-31 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.8345, -73.9385 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55301789374c7.jpg Thu, 16 Apr 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: West Side Stories]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/31/central-park-tour-west-side-stories http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/31/central-park-tour-west-side-stories Date: May 31, 2015

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

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

Space is limited; advance ticket purchase recommended. Tickets available on-site only with a credit card. Please arrive at the meeting location 15 minutes before the start of the tour to allow time for check in. Out of consideration for other guests we cannot accommodate those arriving after the start time.

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

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

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

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M010 Central Park 2015-05-31 2015-05-31 2:00 pm 3:15 pm 40.782, -73.9714 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51d70601d1d92.jpg Tue, 07 Apr 2015 18:00:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Shakespeare: The Two Gentlemen of Verona]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/31/bryant-park-shakespeare-the-two-gentlemen-of-verona http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/31/bryant-park-shakespeare-the-two-gentlemen-of-verona Date: May 31, 2015

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

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-05-31 2015-05-31 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7534, -73.9827 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55157900931d0.jpg Fri, 27 Mar 2015 17:00:07 EDT