NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2014 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 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 20:06:53 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[Remembering Yesterday: Queens and Its World's Fairs]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/29/remembering-yesterday-queens-and-its-worlds-fairs http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/29/remembering-yesterday-queens-and-its-worlds-fairs Date: November 29, 2014

Remembering is both a collective and a personal activity. In this exhibition, both are on display in relation to two World’s Fairs that took place in Flushing, Queens in 1939/40 and 1964/65. Within this exhibition, collective memory is represented by shared experiences of the Fairs and personal memory by the memorabilia drawn from the collections of people who attended and fondly recall the Fairs. While these Fairs were global in scope, their attendees were overwhelmingly local, many residing in Queens. All items on display in the exhibition have either been donated or loaned to the Queens Historical Society by those residents of Queens who attended the Fairs.

Open Tuesdays, Saturdays and Sundays, 2:30 – 4:30 pm. Through May 31, 2015.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 939-0647

Location: Kingsland Homestead

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2014-11-29 2014-11-29 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.7637, -73.824 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/539f45af106a7.jpg Thu, 21 Aug 2014 16:06:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/30/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/30/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: November 30, 2014

Test your ping pong skills at one of two state-of-the-art tables.

Paddles and balls provided free of charge to all skill levels. Bring a friend, or sign up with our park attendant, who can arrange a friendly game.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Ping Pong Court (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-11-30 2014-11-30 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 16:06:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Conference House Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/30/house-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/30/house-tours Date: November 30, 2014

Come to the Conference House in Tottenville for guided tours through an historic house where Benjamin Franklin, Edward Rutledge, John Adams, and Lord Howe met in an attempt to end the Revolutionary War. After taking a guided tour, experience the rich views of nature at Conference House Park, as well as stopping by the Visitor's Center to view our rotating exhibits!

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 984-6046

Location: Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2014-11-30 2014-11-30 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.502, -74.2514 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5339a985105b4.jpg Thu, 21 Aug 2014 16:06:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Thanksgiving Kitchen Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/30/thanksgiving-kitchen-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/30/thanksgiving-kitchen-tours Date: November 30, 2014

Tour the kitchens on the site and discover recipes and the sources of Thanksgiving meals we enjoy today.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-1611 x281

Location: Historic Richmond Town

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2014-11-30 2014-11-30 1:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.5698, -74.1448 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 16:06:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Remembering Yesterday: Queens and Its World's Fairs]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/30/remembering-yesterday-queens-and-its-worlds-fairs http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/11/30/remembering-yesterday-queens-and-its-worlds-fairs Date: November 30, 2014

Remembering is both a collective and a personal activity. In this exhibition, both are on display in relation to two World’s Fairs that took place in Flushing, Queens in 1939/40 and 1964/65. Within this exhibition, collective memory is represented by shared experiences of the Fairs and personal memory by the memorabilia drawn from the collections of people who attended and fondly recall the Fairs. While these Fairs were global in scope, their attendees were overwhelmingly local, many residing in Queens. All items on display in the exhibition have either been donated or loaned to the Queens Historical Society by those residents of Queens who attended the Fairs.

Open Tuesdays, Saturdays and Sundays, 2:30 – 4:30 pm. Through May 31, 2015.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 939-0647

Location: Kingsland Homestead

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2014-11-30 2014-11-30 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.7637, -73.824 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/539f45af106a7.jpg Thu, 21 Aug 2014 16:06:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Chair Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/01/shape-up-nyc-chair-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/01/shape-up-nyc-chair-aerobics Date: December 1, 2014

A seated exercise class that raises the heart rate and improves balance, with minimal impact on joints. This Shape Up NYC program is free and open to the public.

For adults and seniors.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 771-2787

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

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2014-12-01 2014-12-01 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.8108, -73.9147 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 16:06:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Chair Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/01/chair-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/01/chair-yoga Date: December 1, 2014

Chair yoga is a gentle form of yoga that can be practiced while sitting or standing using a chair for support. A low impact class, it focuses on strengthening the body's inner core through slow movements, concentrating and breathing. For adults and seniors.

Recreation center membership is required. Visit the recreation membership page for more information.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 447-2020

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

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M164 Asser Levy Playground 2014-12-01 2014-12-01 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7361, -73.9757 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 16:06:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Chair Toning]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/01/shape-up-nyc-chair-toning http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/01/shape-up-nyc-chair-toning Date: December 1, 2014

A seated exercise class that strengthens muscle groups with minimal impact on joints. This Shape Up NYC program is free and open to the public.

For adults and seniors.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

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 2014-12-01 2014-12-01 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.8108, -73.9147 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 16:06:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Monday Movement]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/01/monday-movement http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/01/monday-movement Date: December 1, 2014

Get the week started off right in this low-impact, chair aerobics class. Perfect for seniors or those with limited mobility. Open to adults and seniors.

Recreation center membership is required. Visit the recreation membership page for more information.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 485-4633

Location: Brownsville Recreation Center (in Brownsville Playground)

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B270 Brownsville Playground 2014-12-01 2014-12-01 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.6566, -73.902 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 16:06:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Sit Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/01/sit-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/01/sit-aerobics Date: December 1, 2014

A seated exercise class that raises the heart rate and improves balance, with minimal impact on joints. For adults and seniors.

Recreation center membership is required. Visit the recreation membership page for more information.

Start time: 2:15 pm

End time: 3:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 387-7687

Location: Hamilton Fish Recreation Center

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2014-12-01 2014-12-01 2:15 pm 3:15 pm 40.7198, -73.9818 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 16:06:53 EDT
<![CDATA[NYU Mobility Clinic: Amputee Mobility Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/01/nyu-mobility-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/01/nyu-mobility-clinic Date: December 1, 2014

New York University and Recreation Center 54 partner to host an Amputee Mobility Clinic (part of NYU's Amputee Support Program). For adults and seniors.

Recreation center membership is required. Visit the recreation membership page for more information.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 754-5411

Location: Recreation Center Fifty-four (in Recreation Center 54)

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M130 Recreation Center 54 2014-12-01 2014-12-01 7:00 pm 8:30 pm 40.7565, -73.9651 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 16:06:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/02/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/02/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: December 2, 2014

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

All of our fitness programs are free, led by trained professionals, and suitable for all levels. Wear comfortable clothing and bring water. Please check back for rain and weather/air advisory cancels. Fitness programs are canceled if the weather is lower than 20 degrees.

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

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

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2014-12-02 2014-12-02 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.8606, -73.9338 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5395c8d750ccf.jpg Thu, 21 Aug 2014 16:06:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Story Time With Arts & Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/02/story-time-with-arts-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/02/story-time-with-arts-crafts Date: December 2, 2014

Enjoy listening to stories or poems, followed by arts & crafts activity related to the readings.

For 6 months to 4 years of age.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 10:45 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-12-02 2014-12-02 10:00 am 10:45 am 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 16:06:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Adaptive Track and Field]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/02/adaptive-track-and-field http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/02/adaptive-track-and-field Date: December 2, 2014

Train for the Paralympics through this program! Persons with disabilities are welcome to participate, whether competitively or recreationally.

Recreation Center membership is required to join.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 293-5934

Location: West Bronx Recreation Center

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X261 West Bronx Recreation Center 2014-12-02 2014-12-02 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8441, -73.9188 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 16:06:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Abs Workout]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/02/abs-work-out http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/02/abs-work-out Date: December 2, 2014

Exercise workout focusing on abs, especially strength training your core

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-12-02 2014-12-02 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 16:06:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Meditation Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/02/meditation-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/02/meditation-class Date: December 2, 2014

Join us and learn some basic hatha yoga techniques to initiate relaxation. Learn how to influence changes within our physical and emotional responses to stress. Focus will be on breathing, sound, and mindfulness.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 1:45 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-12-02 2014-12-02 1:00 pm 1:45 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 16:06:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Meditation Class for Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/02/meditation-classadults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/02/meditation-classadults Date: December 2, 2014

Join us and learn some basic Hatha Yoga techniques to initiate relaxation. Learn how to influence changes within your physical and emotional responses to stress. Focus will be on breathing,sound and mindfulness.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 1:45 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-12-02 2014-12-02 1:00 pm 1:45 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 16:06:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Crochet Easy Two-Color Open Mesh Beach/Carry Bag]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/02/crochet-easy-twocolor-open-mesh-beachcarry-bag http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/02/crochet-easy-twocolor-open-mesh-beachcarry-bag Date: December 2, 2014

You will learn to create a two-color, open mesh bag for the beach, or to carry your yarn and projects in, and will learn to read pattern.

Bring your own materials: if you cannot find cotton yarn, then get acrylic yarn. Avoid stretchy yarns.

Supplies:

  • 100% cotton yarn, 1 skein color A, 1 skein color B (complementary or contrasting colors).
  • #J crochet hook
  • Tapestry needle

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-12-02 2014-12-02 2:00 pm 3:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 16:06:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Remembering Yesterday: Queens and Its World's Fairs]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/02/remembering-yesterday-queens-and-its-worlds-fairs http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/02/remembering-yesterday-queens-and-its-worlds-fairs Date: December 2, 2014

Remembering is both a collective and a personal activity. In this exhibition, both are on display in relation to two World’s Fairs that took place in Flushing, Queens in 1939/40 and 1964/65. Within this exhibition, collective memory is represented by shared experiences of the Fairs and personal memory by the memorabilia drawn from the collections of people who attended and fondly recall the Fairs. While these Fairs were global in scope, their attendees were overwhelmingly local, many residing in Queens. All items on display in the exhibition have either been donated or loaned to the Queens Historical Society by those residents of Queens who attended the Fairs.

Open Tuesdays, Saturdays and Sundays, 2:30 – 4:30 pm. Through May 31, 2015.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 939-0647

Location: Kingsland Homestead

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2014-12-02 2014-12-02 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.7637, -73.824 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/539f45af106a7.jpg Thu, 21 Aug 2014 16:06:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Art for Us Adaptive Art Program]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/02/art-for-us-adaptive-art-program http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/02/art-for-us-adaptive-art-program Date: December 2, 2014

Instructional art program for people with disabilities to interact, socialize and express themselves through art. For adults and seniors.

Recreation center membership is required. Visit the recreation membership page for more information.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 218-2380

Location: McCarren Play Center

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2014-12-02 2014-12-02 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.7202, -73.951 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 16:06:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Chair Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/03/shape-up-nyc-chair-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/03/shape-up-nyc-chair-aerobics Date: December 3, 2014

A seated exercise class that raises the heart rate and improves balance, with minimal impact on joints. This Shape Up NYC program is free and open to the public.

For adults and seniors.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 771-2787

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

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2014-12-03 2014-12-03 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.8108, -73.9147 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 16:06:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Sit Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/03/sit-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/03/sit-aerobics Date: December 3, 2014

A seated exercise class that raises the heart rate and improves balance, with minimal impact on joints. For adults and seniors.

Recreation center membership is required. Visit the recreation membership page for more information.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 771-2787

Location: St. Johns Recreation Center

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2014-12-03 2014-12-03 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.6735, -73.9348 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 16:06:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Body Sculpting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/03/body-sculpting http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/03/body-sculpting Date: December 3, 2014

This total body adult workout class 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 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-12-03 2014-12-03 10:00 am 11:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 16:06:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Chair Toning]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/03/shape-up-nyc-chair-toning http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/03/shape-up-nyc-chair-toning Date: December 3, 2014

A seated exercise class that strengthens muscle groups with minimal impact on joints. This Shape Up NYC program is free and open to the public.

For adults and seniors.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

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 2014-12-03 2014-12-03 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.8108, -73.9147 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 16:06:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Zumba]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/03/zumba http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/03/zumba Date: December 3, 2014

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: 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 2014-12-03 2014-12-03 11:30 am 12:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 16:06:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Meditation Class for Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/03/meditation-classadults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/03/meditation-classadults Date: December 3, 2014

Join us and learn some basic Hatha Yoga techniques to initiate relaxation. Learn how to influence changes within your physical and emotional responses to stress. Focus will be on breathing,sound and mindfulness.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 1:45 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-12-03 2014-12-03 1:00 pm 1:45 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 16:06:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Recycle-To-Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/03/recycletoart http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/03/recycletoart Date: December 3, 2014

Have fun turning discardee materials into usable works of art. Children under 10 years must be accompanied by an adult. Wear clothes that can get messy.

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 2014-12-03 2014-12-03 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 16:06:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Chess Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/03/chess-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/03/chess-club Date: December 3, 2014

Chess is a game that requires strategy and improves your critical thinking skills. The club will consider real life events and use chess to help players come up with solutions and viable alternatives.

For ages 5 years-adults. All levels welcome.

Start time: 3:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-12-03 2014-12-03 3:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 16:06:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Wheelchair Basketball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/03/wheelchair-basketball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/03/wheelchair-basketball Date: December 3, 2014

Practice with the New York Rollin' Knicks! Improve your skills against some of the best. Beginner, intermediate and advanced players with disabilities are welcome.

Recreation Center membership is required to participate.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 293-5934

Location: West Bronx Recreation Center

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X261 West Bronx Recreation Center 2014-12-03 2014-12-03 6:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.8441, -73.9188 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 16:06:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Art for Us Adaptive Art Program]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/03/art-for-us-adaptive-art-program http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/03/art-for-us-adaptive-art-program Date: December 3, 2014

Instructional art program for people with disabilities to interact, socialize and express themselves through art. For adults and seniors.

Recreation center membership is required. Visit the recreation membership page for more information.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 218-2380

Location: McCarren Play Center

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2014-12-03 2014-12-03 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.7202, -73.951 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 16:06:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/04/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/04/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: December 4, 2014

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

All of our fitness programs are free, led by trained professionals, and suitable for all levels. Wear comfortable clothing and bring water. Please check back for rain and weather/air advisory cancels. Fitness programs are canceled if the weather is lower than 20 degrees.

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

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

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2014-12-04 2014-12-04 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.8606, -73.9338 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5395c8d750ccf.jpg Thu, 21 Aug 2014 16:06:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Stretching, Toning, Relaxation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/04/stretching-toning-relaxation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/04/stretching-toning-relaxation Date: December 4, 2014

The relaxation technique, somewhat like yoga, makes you feel as though you are floating on water.

You may experience yourself drifting in and out of sleep during the gentle and quiet sessions. You will gain a deeper sense of well-being and relaxation, with a better understanding of your body and how it feels. If you suffer migraines or back or neck pain, the instructor will advice you on the specific technique to alleviate the area of concern.

Mats and materials are provided. Come in loose and comfortable pants and clothing. Most people remove their shoes.

Get ready to have an amazing experience. This is a very popular class.

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 2014-12-04 2014-12-04 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 16:06:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Adaptive Track and Field]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/04/adaptive-track-and-field http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/04/adaptive-track-and-field Date: December 4, 2014

Train for the Paralympics through this program! Persons with disabilities are welcome to participate, whether competitively or recreationally.

Recreation Center membership is required to join.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 293-5934

Location: West Bronx Recreation Center

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X261 West Bronx Recreation Center 2014-12-04 2014-12-04 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8441, -73.9188 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 16:06:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Conversational English]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/04/conversational-english http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/04/conversational-english Date: December 4, 2014

Participants will explore different topics through conversation to explore their English diction and comprehension.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-12-04 2014-12-04 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 16:06:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Learn To Draw]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/04/learn-to-draw http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/04/learn-to-draw Date: December 4, 2014

Learn the basics of still life pencil drawing, including volume, tone, value and sketching. (Ages 10-adults).

Start time: 2:00 pm

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 2014-12-04 2014-12-04 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 16:06:53 EDT
<![CDATA[English Reading For Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/05/english-reading-for-adults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/05/english-reading-for-adults Date: December 5, 2014

This class is for individuals who speak English. Class will focus on strategies improve reading, diction and writing.

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 2014-12-05 2014-12-05 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 16:06:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Sit Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/05/sit-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/05/sit-aerobics Date: December 5, 2014

A seated exercise class that raises the heart rate and improves balance, with minimal impact on joints. For adults and seniors.

Recreation center membership is required. Visit the recreation membership page for more information.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 771-2787

Location: St. Johns Recreation Center

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2014-12-05 2014-12-05 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.6735, -73.9348 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 16:06:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/05/tai-chi1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/05/tai-chi1 Date: December 5, 2014

Learn the correct Tai Chi movements and walking and breathing techniques, with a professional Tai Chi 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 2014-12-05 2014-12-05 11:30 am 12:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 16:06:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Conference House Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/05/house-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/05/house-tours Date: December 5, 2014

Come to the Conference House in Tottenville for guided tours through an historic house where Benjamin Franklin, Edward Rutledge, John Adams, and Lord Howe met in an attempt to end the Revolutionary War. After taking a guided tour, experience the rich views of nature at Conference House Park, as well as stopping by the Visitor's Center to view our rotating exhibits!

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 984-6046

Location: Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2014-12-05 2014-12-05 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.502, -74.2514 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5339a985105b4.jpg Thu, 21 Aug 2014 16:06:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Short Story Fiction/Non-Fiction Writing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/05/short-story-fictionnonfiction-writing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/05/short-story-fictionnonfiction-writing Date: December 5, 2014

Work on your fiction/non-fiction short story-writing with an established writer. Get to know your character and create your scene. Use timed writing exercises to flesh out your story idea and develop an interesting character.

This class is for adults.

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 2014-12-05 2014-12-05 1:30 pm 3:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 16:06:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Creative Short Story Writing Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/05/creative-short-story-writing-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/05/creative-short-story-writing-workshop Date: December 5, 2014

Work on your short story, or fiction/non-fiction writing with an established writer. Get to know your character and create your scene.

For adults.

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 2014-12-05 2014-12-05 1:30 pm 3:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 16:06:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Seasonal Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/05/seasonal-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/05/seasonal-crafts Date: December 5, 2014

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 2014-12-05 2014-12-05 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 16:06:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Fitness Bootcamp]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/05/fitness-bootcamp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/05/fitness-bootcamp Date: December 5, 2014

Come join a bootcamp class with a focus on strength, plyometrics, and high intensity circuit training. There will also be some mind/body elements of stretching and breathing.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-4793 x301

Location: Alley Athletic (in Alley Pond Park)

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2014-12-05 2014-12-05 5:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.7404, -73.7339 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 16:06:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/06/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/06/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: December 6, 2014

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

All of our fitness programs are free, led by trained professionals, and suitable for all levels. Wear comfortable clothing and bring water. Please check back for rain and weather/air advisory cancels. Fitness programs are canceled if the weather is lower than 20 degrees.

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

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

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2014-12-06 2014-12-06 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.8606, -73.9338 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5395c8d750ccf.jpg Thu, 21 Aug 2014 16:06:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Greenmarket at Grand Army Plaza]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/06/greenmarket-at-grand-army-plaza http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/06/greenmarket-at-grand-army-plaza Date: December 6, 2014

At what other market can you do all your food shopping, sample local wine, and take walk in Prospect Park? Open since 1989, Grand Army Plaza 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 2014-12-06 2014-12-06 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.6735, -73.9701 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52c7206a84855.jpg Thu, 21 Aug 2014 16:06:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Van Cortlandt Track Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/06/van-cortlandt-track-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/06/van-cortlandt-track-club Date: December 6, 2014

Van Cortlandt Track Club runs through and around the Yonkers-Bronx border in small groups.

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 2014-12-06 2014-12-06 8:00 am 40.888, -73.8968 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 16:06:53 EDT
<![CDATA[ESL Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/06/esl-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/06/esl-class Date: December 6, 2014

Spanish-speaking adults will learn the basic structure of English from ESL instructor. New students must take a placement test, which is administered at 11am on Saturdays.

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 2014-12-06 2014-12-06 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 16:06:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Cleaning & Maintaining Westerleigh Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/06/cleaningmaintaining-westerleigh-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/06/cleaningmaintaining-westerleigh-park Date: December 6, 2014

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 2014-12-06 2014-12-06 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.6198, -74.1345 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/535b12e79fe5e.jpg Thu, 21 Aug 2014 16:06:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC Body Sculpting for Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/06/shape-up-nyc-body-sculptingadults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/06/shape-up-nyc-body-sculptingadults Date: December 6, 2014

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 2014-12-06 2014-12-06 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 16:06:54 EDT
<![CDATA[ShapeUp NYC: Mind Body Fusion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/06/shapeup-nyc-mind-body-fusion-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/06/shapeup-nyc-mind-body-fusion-yoga Date: December 6, 2014

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 227-1403

Location: Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2014-12-06 2014-12-06 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.502, -74.2514 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 16:06:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC Dance Fitness for Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/06/shape-up-nyc-dance-fitnessadults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/06/shape-up-nyc-dance-fitnessadults Date: December 6, 2014

We'll be combining Latin, international, and popular music with dance moves for an aerobic workout.

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 2014-12-06 2014-12-06 11:30 am 12:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 16:06:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Holiday Happening]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/06/holiday-happening http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/06/holiday-happening Date: December 6, 2014

Celebrate the holiday season with crafts, games, music and a surprise visitor!

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 235-4100

Location: George Seuffert Bandshell (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2014-12-06 2014-12-06 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.6994, -73.8572 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 16:06:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Citizenship Classes for Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/06/citizenship-classes-for-adults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/06/citizenship-classes-for-adults Date: December 6, 2014

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 2014-12-06 2014-12-06 12:30 pm 1:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 16:06:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Conference House Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/06/house-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/06/house-tours Date: December 6, 2014

Come to the Conference House in Tottenville for guided tours through an historic house where Benjamin Franklin, Edward Rutledge, John Adams, and Lord Howe met in an attempt to end the Revolutionary War. After taking a guided tour, experience the rich views of nature at Conference House Park, as well as stopping by the Visitor's Center to view our rotating exhibits!

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 984-6046

Location: Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2014-12-06 2014-12-06 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.502, -74.2514 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5339a985105b4.jpg Thu, 21 Aug 2014 16:06:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Paper Arts & Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/06/paper-arts-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/06/paper-arts-crafts Date: December 6, 2014

Participants will have fun creating paper arts and crafts. Projects may also include Origami, Kirigami, Decoupage and Collage.

Start time: 2:00 pm

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 2014-12-06 2014-12-06 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 16:06:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Remembering Yesterday: Queens and Its World's Fairs]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/06/remembering-yesterday-queens-and-its-worlds-fairs http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/06/remembering-yesterday-queens-and-its-worlds-fairs Date: December 6, 2014

Remembering is both a collective and a personal activity. In this exhibition, both are on display in relation to two World’s Fairs that took place in Flushing, Queens in 1939/40 and 1964/65. Within this exhibition, collective memory is represented by shared experiences of the Fairs and personal memory by the memorabilia drawn from the collections of people who attended and fondly recall the Fairs. While these Fairs were global in scope, their attendees were overwhelmingly local, many residing in Queens. All items on display in the exhibition have either been donated or loaned to the Queens Historical Society by those residents of Queens who attended the Fairs.

Open Tuesdays, Saturdays and Sundays, 2:30 – 4:30 pm. Through May 31, 2015.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 939-0647

Location: Kingsland Homestead

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2014-12-06 2014-12-06 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.7637, -73.824 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/539f45af106a7.jpg Thu, 21 Aug 2014 16:06:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Conference House Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/07/house-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/07/house-tours Date: December 7, 2014

Come to the Conference House in Tottenville for guided tours through an historic house where Benjamin Franklin, Edward Rutledge, John Adams, and Lord Howe met in an attempt to end the Revolutionary War. After taking a guided tour, experience the rich views of nature at Conference House Park, as well as stopping by the Visitor's Center to view our rotating exhibits!

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 984-6046

Location: Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2014-12-07 2014-12-07 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.502, -74.2514 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5339a985105b4.jpg Thu, 21 Aug 2014 16:06:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Remembering Yesterday: Queens and Its World's Fairs]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/07/remembering-yesterday-queens-and-its-worlds-fairs http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/07/remembering-yesterday-queens-and-its-worlds-fairs Date: December 7, 2014

Remembering is both a collective and a personal activity. In this exhibition, both are on display in relation to two World’s Fairs that took place in Flushing, Queens in 1939/40 and 1964/65. Within this exhibition, collective memory is represented by shared experiences of the Fairs and personal memory by the memorabilia drawn from the collections of people who attended and fondly recall the Fairs. While these Fairs were global in scope, their attendees were overwhelmingly local, many residing in Queens. All items on display in the exhibition have either been donated or loaned to the Queens Historical Society by those residents of Queens who attended the Fairs.

Open Tuesdays, Saturdays and Sundays, 2:30 – 4:30 pm. Through May 31, 2015.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 939-0647

Location: Kingsland Homestead

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2014-12-07 2014-12-07 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.7637, -73.824 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/539f45af106a7.jpg Thu, 21 Aug 2014 16:06:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Chair Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/08/shape-up-nyc-chair-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/08/shape-up-nyc-chair-aerobics Date: December 8, 2014

A seated exercise class that raises the heart rate and improves balance, with minimal impact on joints. This Shape Up NYC program is free and open to the public.

For adults and seniors.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 771-2787

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

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2014-12-08 2014-12-08 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.8108, -73.9147 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 16:06:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Chair Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/08/chair-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/08/chair-yoga Date: December 8, 2014

Chair yoga is a gentle form of yoga that can be practiced while sitting or standing using a chair for support. A low impact class, it focuses on strengthening the body's inner core through slow movements, concentrating and breathing. For adults and seniors.

Recreation center membership is required. Visit the recreation membership page for more information.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 447-2020

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

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M164 Asser Levy Playground 2014-12-08 2014-12-08 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7361, -73.9757 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 16:06:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Chair Toning]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/08/shape-up-nyc-chair-toning http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/08/shape-up-nyc-chair-toning Date: December 8, 2014

A seated exercise class that strengthens muscle groups with minimal impact on joints. This Shape Up NYC program is free and open to the public.

For adults and seniors.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

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 2014-12-08 2014-12-08 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.8108, -73.9147 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 16:06:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Monday Movement]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/08/monday-movement http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/08/monday-movement Date: December 8, 2014

Get the week started off right in this low-impact, chair aerobics class. Perfect for seniors or those with limited mobility. Open to adults and seniors.

Recreation center membership is required. Visit the recreation membership page for more information.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 485-4633

Location: Brownsville Recreation Center (in Brownsville Playground)

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B270 Brownsville Playground 2014-12-08 2014-12-08 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.6566, -73.902 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 16:06:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Sit Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/08/sit-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/08/sit-aerobics Date: December 8, 2014

A seated exercise class that raises the heart rate and improves balance, with minimal impact on joints. For adults and seniors.

Recreation center membership is required. Visit the recreation membership page for more information.

Start time: 2:15 pm

End time: 3:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 387-7687

Location: Hamilton Fish Recreation Center

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2014-12-08 2014-12-08 2:15 pm 3:15 pm 40.7198, -73.9818 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 16:06:54 EDT
<![CDATA[NYU Mobility Clinic: Amputee Mobility Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/08/nyu-mobility-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/08/nyu-mobility-clinic Date: December 8, 2014

New York University and Recreation Center 54 partner to host an Amputee Mobility Clinic (part of NYU's Amputee Support Program). For adults and seniors.

Recreation center membership is required. Visit the recreation membership page for more information.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 754-5411

Location: Recreation Center Fifty-four (in Recreation Center 54)

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M130 Recreation Center 54 2014-12-08 2014-12-08 7:00 pm 8:30 pm 40.7565, -73.9651 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 16:06:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/09/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/09/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: December 9, 2014

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

All of our fitness programs are free, led by trained professionals, and suitable for all levels. Wear comfortable clothing and bring water. Please check back for rain and weather/air advisory cancels. Fitness programs are canceled if the weather is lower than 20 degrees.

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

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

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2014-12-09 2014-12-09 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.8606, -73.9338 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5395c8d750ccf.jpg Thu, 21 Aug 2014 16:06:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Story Time With Arts & Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/09/story-time-with-arts-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/09/story-time-with-arts-crafts Date: December 9, 2014

Enjoy listening to stories or poems, followed by arts & crafts activity related to the readings.

For 6 months to 4 years of age.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 10:45 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-12-09 2014-12-09 10:00 am 10:45 am 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 16:06:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Adaptive Track and Field]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/09/adaptive-track-and-field http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/09/adaptive-track-and-field Date: December 9, 2014

Train for the Paralympics through this program! Persons with disabilities are welcome to participate, whether competitively or recreationally.

Recreation Center membership is required to join.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 293-5934

Location: West Bronx Recreation Center

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X261 West Bronx Recreation Center 2014-12-09 2014-12-09 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8441, -73.9188 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 16:06:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Abs Workout]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/09/abs-work-out http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/09/abs-work-out Date: December 9, 2014

Exercise workout focusing on abs, especially strength training your core

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-12-09 2014-12-09 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 16:06:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Meditation Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/09/meditation-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/09/meditation-class Date: December 9, 2014

Join us and learn some basic hatha yoga techniques to initiate relaxation. Learn how to influence changes within our physical and emotional responses to stress. Focus will be on breathing, sound, and mindfulness.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 1:45 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-12-09 2014-12-09 1:00 pm 1:45 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 16:06:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Meditation Class for Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/09/meditation-classadults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/09/meditation-classadults Date: December 9, 2014

Join us and learn some basic Hatha Yoga techniques to initiate relaxation. Learn how to influence changes within your physical and emotional responses to stress. Focus will be on breathing,sound and mindfulness.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 1:45 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-12-09 2014-12-09 1:00 pm 1:45 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 16:06:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Crochet Easy Two-Color Open Mesh Beach/Carry Bag]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/09/crochet-easy-twocolor-open-mesh-beachcarry-bag http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/09/crochet-easy-twocolor-open-mesh-beachcarry-bag Date: December 9, 2014

You will learn to create a two-color, open mesh bag for the beach, or to carry your yarn and projects in, and will learn to read pattern.

Bring your own materials: if you cannot find cotton yarn, then get acrylic yarn. Avoid stretchy yarns.

Supplies:

  • 100% cotton yarn, 1 skein color A, 1 skein color B (complementary or contrasting colors).
  • #J crochet hook
  • Tapestry needle

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-12-09 2014-12-09 2:00 pm 3:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 16:06:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Remembering Yesterday: Queens and Its World's Fairs]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/09/remembering-yesterday-queens-and-its-worlds-fairs http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/09/remembering-yesterday-queens-and-its-worlds-fairs Date: December 9, 2014

Remembering is both a collective and a personal activity. In this exhibition, both are on display in relation to two World’s Fairs that took place in Flushing, Queens in 1939/40 and 1964/65. Within this exhibition, collective memory is represented by shared experiences of the Fairs and personal memory by the memorabilia drawn from the collections of people who attended and fondly recall the Fairs. While these Fairs were global in scope, their attendees were overwhelmingly local, many residing in Queens. All items on display in the exhibition have either been donated or loaned to the Queens Historical Society by those residents of Queens who attended the Fairs.

Open Tuesdays, Saturdays and Sundays, 2:30 – 4:30 pm. Through May 31, 2015.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 939-0647

Location: Kingsland Homestead

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2014-12-09 2014-12-09 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.7637, -73.824 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/539f45af106a7.jpg Thu, 21 Aug 2014 16:06:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Art for Us Adaptive Art Program]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/09/art-for-us-adaptive-art-program http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/09/art-for-us-adaptive-art-program Date: December 9, 2014

Instructional art program for people with disabilities to interact, socialize and express themselves through art. For adults and seniors.

Recreation center membership is required. Visit the recreation membership page for more information.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 218-2380

Location: McCarren Play Center

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2014-12-09 2014-12-09 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.7202, -73.951 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 16:06:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Chair Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/10/shape-up-nyc-chair-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/10/shape-up-nyc-chair-aerobics Date: December 10, 2014

A seated exercise class that raises the heart rate and improves balance, with minimal impact on joints. This Shape Up NYC program is free and open to the public.

For adults and seniors.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 771-2787

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

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2014-12-10 2014-12-10 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.8108, -73.9147 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 16:06:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Sit Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/10/sit-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/10/sit-aerobics Date: December 10, 2014

A seated exercise class that raises the heart rate and improves balance, with minimal impact on joints. For adults and seniors.

Recreation center membership is required. Visit the recreation membership page for more information.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 771-2787

Location: St. Johns Recreation Center

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2014-12-10 2014-12-10 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.6735, -73.9348 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 16:06:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Body Sculpting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/10/body-sculpting http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/10/body-sculpting Date: December 10, 2014

This total body adult workout class 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 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-12-10 2014-12-10 10:00 am 11:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 16:06:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Chair Toning]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/10/shape-up-nyc-chair-toning http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/10/shape-up-nyc-chair-toning Date: December 10, 2014

A seated exercise class that strengthens muscle groups with minimal impact on joints. This Shape Up NYC program is free and open to the public.

For adults and seniors.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

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 2014-12-10 2014-12-10 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.8108, -73.9147 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 16:06:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Zumba]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/10/zumba http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/10/zumba Date: December 10, 2014

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: 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 2014-12-10 2014-12-10 11:30 am 12:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 16:06:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Meditation Class for Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/10/meditation-classadults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/10/meditation-classadults Date: December 10, 2014

Join us and learn some basic Hatha Yoga techniques to initiate relaxation. Learn how to influence changes within your physical and emotional responses to stress. Focus will be on breathing,sound and mindfulness.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 1:45 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-12-10 2014-12-10 1:00 pm 1:45 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 16:06:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Recycle-To-Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/10/recycletoart http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/10/recycletoart Date: December 10, 2014

Have fun turning discardee materials into usable works of art. Children under 10 years must be accompanied by an adult. Wear clothes that can get messy.

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 2014-12-10 2014-12-10 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 16:06:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Chess Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/10/chess-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/10/chess-club Date: December 10, 2014

Chess is a game that requires strategy and improves your critical thinking skills. The club will consider real life events and use chess to help players come up with solutions and viable alternatives.

For ages 5 years-adults. All levels welcome.

Start time: 3:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-12-10 2014-12-10 3:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 16:06:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Wheelchair Basketball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/10/wheelchair-basketball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/10/wheelchair-basketball Date: December 10, 2014

Practice with the New York Rollin' Knicks! Improve your skills against some of the best. Beginner, intermediate and advanced players with disabilities are welcome.

Recreation Center membership is required to participate.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 293-5934

Location: West Bronx Recreation Center

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X261 West Bronx Recreation Center 2014-12-10 2014-12-10 6:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.8441, -73.9188 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 16:06:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Art for Us Adaptive Art Program]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/10/art-for-us-adaptive-art-program http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/10/art-for-us-adaptive-art-program Date: December 10, 2014

Instructional art program for people with disabilities to interact, socialize and express themselves through art. For adults and seniors.

Recreation center membership is required. Visit the recreation membership page for more information.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 218-2380

Location: McCarren Play Center

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2014-12-10 2014-12-10 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.7202, -73.951 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 16:06:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/11/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/11/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: December 11, 2014

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

All of our fitness programs are free, led by trained professionals, and suitable for all levels. Wear comfortable clothing and bring water. Please check back for rain and weather/air advisory cancels. Fitness programs are canceled if the weather is lower than 20 degrees.

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

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

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2014-12-11 2014-12-11 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.8606, -73.9338 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5395c8d750ccf.jpg Thu, 21 Aug 2014 16:06:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Stretching, Toning, Relaxation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/11/stretching-toning-relaxation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/11/stretching-toning-relaxation Date: December 11, 2014

The relaxation technique, somewhat like yoga, makes you feel as though you are floating on water.

You may experience yourself drifting in and out of sleep during the gentle and quiet sessions. You will gain a deeper sense of well-being and relaxation, with a better understanding of your body and how it feels. If you suffer migraines or back or neck pain, the instructor will advice you on the specific technique to alleviate the area of concern.

Mats and materials are provided. Come in loose and comfortable pants and clothing. Most people remove their shoes.

Get ready to have an amazing experience. This is a very popular class.

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 2014-12-11 2014-12-11 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 16:06:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Adaptive Track and Field]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/11/adaptive-track-and-field http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/11/adaptive-track-and-field Date: December 11, 2014

Train for the Paralympics through this program! Persons with disabilities are welcome to participate, whether competitively or recreationally.

Recreation Center membership is required to join.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 293-5934

Location: West Bronx Recreation Center

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X261 West Bronx Recreation Center 2014-12-11 2014-12-11 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8441, -73.9188 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 16:06:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Conversational English]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/11/conversational-english http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/11/conversational-english Date: December 11, 2014

Participants will explore different topics through conversation to explore their English diction and comprehension.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-12-11 2014-12-11 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 16:06:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Learn To Draw]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/11/learn-to-draw http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/11/learn-to-draw Date: December 11, 2014

Learn the basics of still life pencil drawing, including volume, tone, value and sketching. (Ages 10-adults).

Start time: 2:00 pm

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 2014-12-11 2014-12-11 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 16:06:54 EDT
<![CDATA[English Reading For Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/12/english-reading-for-adults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/12/english-reading-for-adults Date: December 12, 2014

This class is for individuals who speak English. Class will focus on strategies improve reading, diction and writing.

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 2014-12-12 2014-12-12 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 16:06:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Sit Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/12/sit-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/12/sit-aerobics Date: December 12, 2014

A seated exercise class that raises the heart rate and improves balance, with minimal impact on joints. For adults and seniors.

Recreation center membership is required. Visit the recreation membership page for more information.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 771-2787

Location: St. Johns Recreation Center

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2014-12-12 2014-12-12 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.6735, -73.9348 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 16:06:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/12/tai-chi1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/12/tai-chi1 Date: December 12, 2014

Learn the correct Tai Chi movements and walking and breathing techniques, with a professional Tai Chi 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 2014-12-12 2014-12-12 11:30 am 12:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 16:06:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Conference House Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/12/house-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/12/house-tours Date: December 12, 2014

Come to the Conference House in Tottenville for guided tours through an historic house where Benjamin Franklin, Edward Rutledge, John Adams, and Lord Howe met in an attempt to end the Revolutionary War. After taking a guided tour, experience the rich views of nature at Conference House Park, as well as stopping by the Visitor's Center to view our rotating exhibits!

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 984-6046

Location: Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2014-12-12 2014-12-12 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.502, -74.2514 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5339a985105b4.jpg Thu, 21 Aug 2014 16:06:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Short Story Fiction/Non-Fiction Writing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/12/short-story-fictionnonfiction-writing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/12/short-story-fictionnonfiction-writing Date: December 12, 2014

Work on your fiction/non-fiction short story-writing with an established writer. Get to know your character and create your scene. Use timed writing exercises to flesh out your story idea and develop an interesting character.

This class is for adults.

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 2014-12-12 2014-12-12 1:30 pm 3:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 16:06:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Creative Short Story Writing Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/12/creative-short-story-writing-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/12/creative-short-story-writing-workshop Date: December 12, 2014

Work on your short story, or fiction/non-fiction writing with an established writer. Get to know your character and create your scene.

For adults.

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 2014-12-12 2014-12-12 1:30 pm 3:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 16:06:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Seasonal Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/12/seasonal-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/12/seasonal-crafts Date: December 12, 2014

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 2014-12-12 2014-12-12 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 16:06:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Fitness Bootcamp]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/12/fitness-bootcamp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/12/fitness-bootcamp Date: December 12, 2014

Come join a bootcamp class with a focus on strength, plyometrics, and high intensity circuit training. There will also be some mind/body elements of stretching and breathing.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-4793 x301

Location: Alley Athletic (in Alley Pond Park)

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2014-12-12 2014-12-12 5:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.7404, -73.7339 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 16:06:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/13/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/13/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: December 13, 2014

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

All of our fitness programs are free, led by trained professionals, and suitable for all levels. Wear comfortable clothing and bring water. Please check back for rain and weather/air advisory cancels. Fitness programs are canceled if the weather is lower than 20 degrees.

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

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

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2014-12-13 2014-12-13 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.8606, -73.9338 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5395c8d750ccf.jpg Thu, 21 Aug 2014 16:06:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Greenmarket at Grand Army Plaza]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/13/greenmarket-at-grand-army-plaza http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/13/greenmarket-at-grand-army-plaza Date: December 13, 2014

At what other market can you do all your food shopping, sample local wine, and take walk in Prospect Park? Open since 1989, Grand Army Plaza 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 2014-12-13 2014-12-13 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.6735, -73.9701 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52c7206a84855.jpg Thu, 21 Aug 2014 16:06:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Van Cortlandt Track Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/13/van-cortlandt-track-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/13/van-cortlandt-track-club Date: December 13, 2014

Van Cortlandt Track Club runs through and around the Yonkers-Bronx border in small groups.

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 2014-12-13 2014-12-13 8:00 am 40.888, -73.8968 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 16:06:54 EDT
<![CDATA[ESL Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/13/esl-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/13/esl-class Date: December 13, 2014

Spanish-speaking adults will learn the basic structure of English from ESL instructor. New students must take a placement test, which is administered at 11am on Saturdays.

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 2014-12-13 2014-12-13 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 16:06:54 EDT