NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2015 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://nyc.gov/parks/events NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Sun, 30 Aug 2015 01:46:21 GMT <![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Holiday on the Hudson]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/12/summer-on-the-hudson-holiday-on-the-hudson http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/12/summer-on-the-hudson-holiday-on-the-hudson Date: December 12, 2015

Celebrate the season with the local community.

Join us for our holiday tree lighting party with live music, decoration making, and more.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: West Harlem Piers Park

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2015-12-12 2015-12-12 4:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.8188, -73.9611 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551af5a25607c.JPG Mon, 06 Apr 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Goal Ball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/13/goal-ball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/13/goal-ball Date: December 13, 2015

Goal Ball is a Paralympic sport for athletes with visual impairments. It is played by two teams of three using a ball with bells inside.

The ball is the size of a basketball but twice the weight. All abilities are welcome!

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center

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M063 Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center 2015-12-13 2015-12-13 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.77149963378906000, -73.98850250244140000 Thu, 27 Aug 2015 18:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Special Walking Tour: 19th Century Landmark Treasures of Noho]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/13/special-walking-tour-19th-century-landmark-treasures-of-noho http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/13/special-walking-tour-19th-century-landmark-treasures-of-noho Date: December 13, 2015

On this one-hour walking tour of the Noho Historic District, promenaders will see 11 buildings designated as individual New York City landmarks. The tour begins at the 1832 Merchant’s House and within a few blocks traces 100 years of social, economic, and technological changes in New York during the 19th century, from a residential enclave for the wealthy merchant families of Old New York to a center of manufacturing and busy cultural center. The tour will feature stories of famous as well as infamous residents and builders of these landmarks and the renowned architects who designed them. Stops will include Colonnade Row, the DeVinne Press Building, Astor Library, The Cooper Union, and the Bayard-Condict Building.

Promenaders will return to the Merchant's House Museum in time to take the 2 p.m. guided tour if they wish. Tours are one hour and begin promptly. Limited to 20 people (first-come, first-served basis). Tours are canceled in the case of heavy rain, snow, or extreme heat and cold advisories.

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 777-1089

Location: Merchant's House Museum

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M318 Merchant's House Museum 2015-12-13 2015-12-13 12:30 pm 1:30 pm 40.72769927978515600, -73.99230194091797000 Tue, 11 Aug 2015 18:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Yoga At Morris-Jumel Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/13/yoga-at-morrisjumel http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/13/yoga-at-morrisjumel Date: December 13, 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 2015-12-13 2015-12-13 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.8345, -73.9385 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55301789374c7.jpg Thu, 16 Apr 2015 18:00:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Leading the Way: Six Outstanding Women of Queens]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/13/leading-the-way-six-outstanding-women-of-queens http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/13/leading-the-way-six-outstanding-women-of-queens Date: December 13, 2015

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

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 939-0647

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

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Q022 Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech 2015-12-13 2015-12-13 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.76369857788086000, -73.82399749755860000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5591a2b96e22b.jpg Thu, 30 Jul 2015 11:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/15/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/15/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park2 Date: December 15, 2015

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2015-12-15 2015-12-15 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.86059951782226600, -73.93379974365234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5395c8d750ccf.jpg Mon, 10 Aug 2015 17:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Tai Chi for Beginners]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/15/tai-chi-for-beginners http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/15/tai-chi-for-beginners Date: December 15, 2015

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-12-15 2015-12-15 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 12 Mar 2015 17:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Abs Workout]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/15/abs-work-out http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/15/abs-work-out Date: December 15, 2015

Exercise workout focusing on abs, especially strength training your core

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-12-15 2015-12-15 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:15 EST
<![CDATA[Leading the Way: Six Outstanding Women of Queens]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/15/leading-the-way-six-outstanding-women-of-queens http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/15/leading-the-way-six-outstanding-women-of-queens Date: December 15, 2015

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

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 939-0647

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

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Q022 Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech 2015-12-15 2015-12-15 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.76369857788086000, -73.82399749755860000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5591a2b96e22b.jpg Thu, 30 Jul 2015 11:00:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Dancercise]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/16/dancercise http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/16/dancercise Date: December 16, 2015

Get in shape with dance moves while using weights.

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 2015-12-16 2015-12-16 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 18 Feb 2015 17:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Power Soccer]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/16/power-soccer http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/16/power-soccer Date: December 16, 2015

Power soccer is the first competitive team sport designed and developed specifically for power wheelchair users. These participants include persons with quadriplegia, multiple sclerosis, muscular dystrophy, cerebral palsy, head trauma, stroke, spinal cord injury and other disabilities.

Power soccer combines the skill of the wheelchair user with the speed and power of the chair itself, to participate in an extremely challenging game similar to soccer. The game is played in a gymnasium on a regulation basketball court. Two teams of four power wheelchair users attack, defend, and spin-kick a 13-inch soccer ball in an attempt to score goals.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Sunset Park Recreation Center (in Sunset Park)

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B087 Sunset Park 2015-12-16 2015-12-16 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.64670181274414000, -74.00239562988281000 Thu, 27 Aug 2015 18:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Power Soccer]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/16/power-soccer1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/16/power-soccer1 Date: December 16, 2015

Power soccer is the first competitive team sport designed and developed specifically for power wheelchair users. These participants include persons with quadriplegia, multiple sclerosis, muscular dystrophy, cerebral palsy, head trauma, stroke, spinal cord injury and other disabilities.

Power soccer combines the skill of the wheelchair user with the speed and power of the chair itself, to participate in an extremely challenging game similar to soccer. The game is played in a gymnasium on a regulation basketball court. Two teams of four power wheelchair users attack, defend, and spin-kick a 13-inch soccer ball in an attempt to score goals.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Sunset Park Recreation Center (in Sunset Park)

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B087 Sunset Park 2015-12-16 2015-12-16 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.64670181274414000, -74.00239562988281000 Thu, 27 Aug 2015 18:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/17/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/17/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park2 Date: December 17, 2015

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2015-12-17 2015-12-17 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.86059951782226600, -73.93379974365234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5395c8d750ccf.jpg Mon, 10 Aug 2015 17:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Tai Chi for Beginners]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/17/tai-chi-for-beginners http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/17/tai-chi-for-beginners Date: December 17, 2015

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-12-17 2015-12-17 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 12 Mar 2015 17:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Zumba]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/17/shape-up-nyc-zumba http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/17/shape-up-nyc-zumba Date: December 17, 2015

This class combines Latin, international, and popular music with dance moves that create an aerobic workout. The 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 2015-12-17 2015-12-17 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Wed, 26 Aug 2015 14:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Stretching, Toning, Relaxation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/17/stretching-toning-relaxation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/17/stretching-toning-relaxation Date: December 17, 2015

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 2015-12-17 2015-12-17 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:49 EST
<![CDATA[Thursday Evening Hours at the Merchant’s House Museum]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/17/thursday-evening-hours-at-the-merchants-house-museum http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/17/thursday-evening-hours-at-the-merchants-house-museum Date: December 17, 2015

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 777-1089

Location: Merchant's House Museum

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M318 Merchant's House Museum 2015-12-17 2015-12-17 12:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.7277, -73.9923 Fri, 17 Apr 2015 18:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Yoga At Morris-Jumel Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/17/yoga-at-morrisjumel http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/17/yoga-at-morrisjumel Date: December 17, 2015

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

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 923-8008

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

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M073 Roger Morris Park 2015-12-17 2015-12-17 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.8345, -73.9385 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55301789374c7.jpg Thu, 16 Apr 2015 18:00:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Learn To Draw]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/17/learn-to-draw http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/17/learn-to-draw Date: December 17, 2015

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

Start time: 1:30 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 2015-12-17 2015-12-17 1:30 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:23 EST
<![CDATA[Crochet Beginners Class for Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/17/crochet-beginners-class-adults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/17/crochet-beginners-class-adults Date: December 17, 2015

Students will learn the basics of crochet: proper crochet technique, reading patterns, how to measure gauge, selection of yarn & hooks, abbreviations for crochet terms, and make swatches using the stitches learned).

Students bring own materials (#H crochet hook, #4 light color worsted weight yarn:no stripes, polka dots or multiple colors. This is a class for those with serious interest in learning.

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 2015-12-17 2015-12-17 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Tue, 28 Jul 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Children's Story Time & Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/18/childrens-story-time-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/18/childrens-story-time-art Date: December 18, 2015

Enjoy interactive story time with songs, nursery rhymes, stories, and poems for toddlers and preschoolers. Children will create a work of art inspired by the stories to take home.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-12-18 2015-12-18 10:00 am 10:30 am 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 29 May 2015 14:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Cardio Toning]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/18/shape-up-nyc-cardio-toning http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/18/shape-up-nyc-cardio-toning Date: December 18, 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 2015-12-18 2015-12-18 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:15 EST
<![CDATA[Seasonal Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/18/seasonal-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/18/seasonal-crafts Date: December 18, 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 2015-12-18 2015-12-18 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:16 EST
<![CDATA[Van Cortlandt Track Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/19/van-cortlandt-track-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/19/van-cortlandt-track-club Date: December 19, 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: 9:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Van Cortlandt Stadium (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2015-12-19 2015-12-19 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.888, -73.8968 Wed, 06 May 2015 12:02:48 EDT
<![CDATA[ESL Beginners Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/19/esl-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/19/esl-class Date: December 19, 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 2015-12-19 2015-12-19 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 12 Feb 2015 17:00:10 EST
<![CDATA[Greenmarket at Grand Army Plaza]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/19/greenmarket-at-grand-army-plaza http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/19/greenmarket-at-grand-army-plaza Date: December 19, 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 2015-12-19 2015-12-19 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.6735, -73.9701 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:08 EST
<![CDATA[Cleaning and Maintaining Westerleigh Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/19/cleaningmaintaining-westerleigh-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/19/cleaningmaintaining-westerleigh-park Date: December 19, 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 2015-12-19 2015-12-19 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.6198, -74.1345 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/552ef635b291e.jpg Thu, 16 Apr 2015 16:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[ESL Advanced Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/19/esl-advanced http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/19/esl-advanced Date: December 19, 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 2015-12-19 2015-12-19 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 19:00:10 EST
<![CDATA[Arts & Crafts and Games for Kids]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/19/artscraftsgame-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/19/artscraftsgame-day Date: December 19, 2015

Participants will enjoy arts & crafts, sand art, and different games. Appropriate for ages 5 and up.

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 2015-12-19 2015-12-19 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Tue, 20 Jan 2015 16:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Free Family Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/19/free-family-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/19/free-family-day Date: December 19, 2015

Visit the Wyckoff Farmhouse this winter for a free family day!

While our public tours on Fridays and Saturdays are normally geared for an adult audience, we’ve planned engaging, kid-friendly tours, hands-on activities, scavenger hunts, and more on select Saturdays. If the weather’s nice, bring a picnic and enjoy our grounds before or after your visit to the house.

If you plan to visit with children under 10, we recommend visiting before 2 p.m. to take advantage of specially planned activities for younger children.

Want to learn more? Email programs@wyckoffmuseum.org for additional information.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 629-5400

Location: Wyckoff Farmhouse Museum (in Fidler-Wyckoff House Park)

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B376 Fidler-Wyckoff House Park 2015-12-19 2015-12-19 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.64431762695312500, -73.92077636718750000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55918d302cad0.jpg Tue, 07 Jul 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Bronx Crime and Noir Writers Society Workshop Hosted By Charlie Vazquez]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/19/bronx-crime-and-noir-writers-society-workshop-with-charlie-vazquez http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/19/bronx-crime-and-noir-writers-society-workshop-with-charlie-vazquez Date: December 19, 2015

The Bronx Writers Center presents this exciting new gathering of crime and noir writers.

This casual writers' meeting will come together every third Saturday of each month to participate in writing prompts, readings, and critiques of these eternal, ever reinventing genres of fiction.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-12-19 2015-12-19 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 05 Mar 2015 12:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[ESL Intermediate Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/19/esl-intermediate http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/19/esl-intermediate Date: December 19, 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 2015-12-19 2015-12-19 11:30 am 12:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 19:00:12 EST
<![CDATA[Introduction to Bird Watching]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/19/introduction-to-bird-watching http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/19/introduction-to-bird-watching Date: December 19, 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 2015-12-19 2015-12-19 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 Wed, 18 Mar 2015 13:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Citizenship Classes for Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/19/citizenship-classes-for-adults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/19/citizenship-classes-for-adults Date: December 19, 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 2015-12-19 2015-12-19 12:30 pm 1:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 19:00:07 EST
<![CDATA[Union Square: Crossroads of New York Walking Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/19/union-square-crossroads-of-new-york-walking-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/19/union-square-crossroads-of-new-york-walking-tour Date: December 19, 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 2015-12-19 2015-12-19 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.7363, -73.9901 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54cfe899a5d4d.jpg Tue, 14 Apr 2015 16:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Leading the Way: Six Outstanding Women of Queens]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/19/leading-the-way-six-outstanding-women-of-queens http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/19/leading-the-way-six-outstanding-women-of-queens Date: December 19, 2015

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

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 939-0647

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

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Q022 Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech 2015-12-19 2015-12-19 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.76369857788086000, -73.82399749755860000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5591a2b96e22b.jpg Thu, 30 Jul 2015 11:00:10 EDT
<![CDATA[A Walking Tour of Historic 19th Century Noho]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/20/a-walking-tour-of-historic-19th-century-noho http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/20/a-walking-tour-of-historic-19th-century-noho Date: December 20, 2015

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

Tours are one hour and begin promptly. Limited to 20 people (on a first-come, first-served basis). Tours are canceled in the case of heavy rain, snow, or extreme heat and cold advisories.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 777-1089

Location: Merchant's House Museum

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M318 Merchant's House Museum 2015-12-20 2015-12-20 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.72769927978515600, -73.99230194091797000 Tue, 04 Aug 2015 14:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Goal Ball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/20/goal-ball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/20/goal-ball Date: December 20, 2015

Goal Ball is a Paralympic sport for athletes with visual impairments. It is played by two teams of three using a ball with bells inside.

The ball is the size of a basketball but twice the weight. All abilities are welcome!

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center

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M063 Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center 2015-12-20 2015-12-20 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.77149963378906000, -73.98850250244140000 Thu, 27 Aug 2015 18:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Yoga At Morris-Jumel Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/20/yoga-at-morrisjumel http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/20/yoga-at-morrisjumel Date: December 20, 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 2015-12-20 2015-12-20 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.8345, -73.9385 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55301789374c7.jpg Thu, 16 Apr 2015 18:00:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Leading the Way: Six Outstanding Women of Queens]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/20/leading-the-way-six-outstanding-women-of-queens http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/20/leading-the-way-six-outstanding-women-of-queens Date: December 20, 2015

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

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 939-0647

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

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Q022 Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech 2015-12-20 2015-12-20 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.76369857788086000, -73.82399749755860000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5591a2b96e22b.jpg Thu, 30 Jul 2015 11:00:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/22/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/22/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park2 Date: December 22, 2015

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2015-12-22 2015-12-22 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.86059951782226600, -73.93379974365234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5395c8d750ccf.jpg Mon, 10 Aug 2015 17:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Tai Chi for Beginners]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/22/tai-chi-for-beginners http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/22/tai-chi-for-beginners Date: December 22, 2015

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-12-22 2015-12-22 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 12 Mar 2015 17:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Abs Workout]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/22/abs-work-out http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/22/abs-work-out Date: December 22, 2015

Exercise workout focusing on abs, especially strength training your core

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-12-22 2015-12-22 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:15 EST
<![CDATA[Leading the Way: Six Outstanding Women of Queens]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/22/leading-the-way-six-outstanding-women-of-queens http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/22/leading-the-way-six-outstanding-women-of-queens Date: December 22, 2015

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

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 939-0647

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

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Q022 Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech 2015-12-22 2015-12-22 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.76369857788086000, -73.82399749755860000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5591a2b96e22b.jpg Thu, 30 Jul 2015 11:00:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Dancercise]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/23/dancercise http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/23/dancercise Date: December 23, 2015

Get in shape with dance moves while using weights.

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 2015-12-23 2015-12-23 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 18 Feb 2015 17:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Power Soccer]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/23/power-soccer http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/23/power-soccer Date: December 23, 2015

Power soccer is the first competitive team sport designed and developed specifically for power wheelchair users. These participants include persons with quadriplegia, multiple sclerosis, muscular dystrophy, cerebral palsy, head trauma, stroke, spinal cord injury and other disabilities.

Power soccer combines the skill of the wheelchair user with the speed and power of the chair itself, to participate in an extremely challenging game similar to soccer. The game is played in a gymnasium on a regulation basketball court. Two teams of four power wheelchair users attack, defend, and spin-kick a 13-inch soccer ball in an attempt to score goals.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Sunset Park Recreation Center (in Sunset Park)

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B087 Sunset Park 2015-12-23 2015-12-23 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.64670181274414000, -74.00239562988281000 Thu, 27 Aug 2015 18:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Power Soccer]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/23/power-soccer1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/23/power-soccer1 Date: December 23, 2015

Power soccer is the first competitive team sport designed and developed specifically for power wheelchair users. These participants include persons with quadriplegia, multiple sclerosis, muscular dystrophy, cerebral palsy, head trauma, stroke, spinal cord injury and other disabilities.

Power soccer combines the skill of the wheelchair user with the speed and power of the chair itself, to participate in an extremely challenging game similar to soccer. The game is played in a gymnasium on a regulation basketball court. Two teams of four power wheelchair users attack, defend, and spin-kick a 13-inch soccer ball in an attempt to score goals.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Sunset Park Recreation Center (in Sunset Park)

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B087 Sunset Park 2015-12-23 2015-12-23 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.64670181274414000, -74.00239562988281000 Thu, 27 Aug 2015 18:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/24/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/24/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park2 Date: December 24, 2015

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2015-12-24 2015-12-24 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.86059951782226600, -73.93379974365234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5395c8d750ccf.jpg Mon, 10 Aug 2015 17:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Tai Chi for Beginners]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/24/tai-chi-for-beginners http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/24/tai-chi-for-beginners Date: December 24, 2015

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-12-24 2015-12-24 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 12 Mar 2015 17:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Zumba]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/24/shape-up-nyc-zumba http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/24/shape-up-nyc-zumba Date: December 24, 2015

This class combines Latin, international, and popular music with dance moves that create an aerobic workout. The 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 2015-12-24 2015-12-24 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Wed, 26 Aug 2015 14:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Stretching, Toning, Relaxation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/24/stretching-toning-relaxation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/24/stretching-toning-relaxation Date: December 24, 2015

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 2015-12-24 2015-12-24 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:49 EST
<![CDATA[Thursday Evening Hours at the Merchant’s House Museum]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/24/thursday-evening-hours-at-the-merchants-house-museum http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/24/thursday-evening-hours-at-the-merchants-house-museum Date: December 24, 2015

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 777-1089

Location: Merchant's House Museum

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M318 Merchant's House Museum 2015-12-24 2015-12-24 12:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.7277, -73.9923 Fri, 17 Apr 2015 18:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Yoga At Morris-Jumel Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/24/yoga-at-morrisjumel http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/24/yoga-at-morrisjumel Date: December 24, 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 2015-12-24 2015-12-24 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.8345, -73.9385 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55301789374c7.jpg Thu, 16 Apr 2015 18:00:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Learn To Draw]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/24/learn-to-draw http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/24/learn-to-draw Date: December 24, 2015

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

Start time: 1:30 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 2015-12-24 2015-12-24 1:30 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:23 EST
<![CDATA[Crochet Beginners Class for Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/24/crochet-beginners-class-adults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/24/crochet-beginners-class-adults Date: December 24, 2015

Students will learn the basics of crochet: proper crochet technique, reading patterns, how to measure gauge, selection of yarn & hooks, abbreviations for crochet terms, and make swatches using the stitches learned).

Students bring own materials (#H crochet hook, #4 light color worsted weight yarn:no stripes, polka dots or multiple colors. This is a class for those with serious interest in learning.

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 2015-12-24 2015-12-24 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Tue, 28 Jul 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Children's Story Time & Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/25/childrens-story-time-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/25/childrens-story-time-art Date: December 25, 2015

Enjoy interactive story time with songs, nursery rhymes, stories, and poems for toddlers and preschoolers. Children will create a work of art inspired by the stories to take home.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-12-25 2015-12-25 10:00 am 10:30 am 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 29 May 2015 14:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Cardio Toning]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/25/shape-up-nyc-cardio-toning http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/25/shape-up-nyc-cardio-toning Date: December 25, 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 2015-12-25 2015-12-25 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:15 EST
<![CDATA[Seasonal Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/25/seasonal-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/25/seasonal-crafts Date: December 25, 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 2015-12-25 2015-12-25 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:16 EST
<![CDATA[Van Cortlandt Track Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/26/van-cortlandt-track-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/26/van-cortlandt-track-club Date: December 26, 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: 9:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Van Cortlandt Stadium (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2015-12-26 2015-12-26 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.888, -73.8968 Wed, 06 May 2015 12:02:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Greenmarket at Grand Army Plaza]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/26/greenmarket-at-grand-army-plaza http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/26/greenmarket-at-grand-army-plaza Date: December 26, 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 2015-12-26 2015-12-26 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.6735, -73.9701 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:08 EST
<![CDATA[ESL Beginners Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/26/esl-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/26/esl-class Date: December 26, 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 2015-12-26 2015-12-26 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 12 Feb 2015 17:00:10 EST
<![CDATA[ESL Advanced Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/26/esl-advanced http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/26/esl-advanced Date: December 26, 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 2015-12-26 2015-12-26 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 19:00:10 EST
<![CDATA[Solar Observation with Amateur Astronomers Association of NY]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/26/solar-observation-with-amateur-astronomers-assoication-of-ny http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/26/solar-observation-with-amateur-astronomers-assoication-of-ny Date: December 26, 2015

Amateur Astronomers Association members will be present with telescopes specially filtered to view the sun.

Start time: 11:00 am

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 2015-12-26 2015-12-26 11:00 am 1:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Wed, 22 Jul 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[ESL Intermediate Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/26/esl-intermediate http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/26/esl-intermediate Date: December 26, 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 2015-12-26 2015-12-26 11:30 am 12:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 19:00:12 EST
<![CDATA[Introduction to Bird Watching]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/26/introduction-to-bird-watching http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/26/introduction-to-bird-watching Date: December 26, 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 2015-12-26 2015-12-26 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 Wed, 18 Mar 2015 13:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Christmas and New Year's Holiday]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/26/christmas-and-new-years-holiday http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/26/christmas-and-new-years-holiday Date: December 26, 2015

Join the Prospect Park Alliance for educational programming to ring in the new year.

Nature Exploration, 12–3 pm
Prospect Park Audubon Center, Free

Bundle up and find out what your favorite Park animals are doing this winter. Join Alliance naturalists to discover the winter survival strategies of animals that live in Prospect Park. Enjoy nature games, science activities and bird watching!

  • Blooming Naturalist, 1–2 pm: Learn how to identify birds, use binoculars and create your own "Official Blooming Naturalist" button.
  • Christmas Bird Count, 2–3 pm: Join Alliance Naturalists in this fun, nation-wide Citizen Science project. Each checklist submitted helps researchers learn more about the health of birds and how to best protect them!
  • Animal Encounter, 3–4 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.

Historic Crafts and Games, 1–3pm
Lefferts Historic House, $3 suggested donation

Join us at the Lefferts Historic for our last week of the season. Make and play 9-Man Morris, a historic board game, and try your hand at creating a small needlework sampler to take home.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-12-26 2015-12-26 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.66070175170898400, -73.96540069580078000; 40.66429901123047000, -73.96389770507812000 Thu, 06 Aug 2015 19:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Citizenship Classes for Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/26/citizenship-classes-for-adults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/26/citizenship-classes-for-adults Date: December 26, 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 2015-12-26 2015-12-26 12:30 pm 1:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 19:00:07 EST
<![CDATA[Union Square: Crossroads of New York Walking Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/26/union-square-crossroads-of-new-york-walking-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/26/union-square-crossroads-of-new-york-walking-tour Date: December 26, 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 2015-12-26 2015-12-26 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.7363, -73.9901 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54cfe899a5d4d.jpg Tue, 14 Apr 2015 16:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Leading the Way: Six Outstanding Women of Queens]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/26/leading-the-way-six-outstanding-women-of-queens http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/26/leading-the-way-six-outstanding-women-of-queens Date: December 26, 2015

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

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 939-0647

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

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Q022 Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech 2015-12-26 2015-12-26 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.76369857788086000, -73.82399749755860000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5591a2b96e22b.jpg Thu, 30 Jul 2015 11:00:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Goal Ball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/27/goal-ball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/27/goal-ball Date: December 27, 2015

Goal Ball is a Paralympic sport for athletes with visual impairments. It is played by two teams of three using a ball with bells inside.

The ball is the size of a basketball but twice the weight. All abilities are welcome!

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center

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M063 Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center 2015-12-27 2015-12-27 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.77149963378906000, -73.98850250244140000 Thu, 27 Aug 2015 18:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Yoga At Morris-Jumel Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/27/yoga-at-morrisjumel http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/27/yoga-at-morrisjumel Date: December 27, 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 2015-12-27 2015-12-27 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.8345, -73.9385 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55301789374c7.jpg Thu, 16 Apr 2015 18:00:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Leading the Way: Six Outstanding Women of Queens]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/27/leading-the-way-six-outstanding-women-of-queens http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/27/leading-the-way-six-outstanding-women-of-queens Date: December 27, 2015

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

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 939-0647

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

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Q022 Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech 2015-12-27 2015-12-27 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.76369857788086000, -73.82399749755860000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5591a2b96e22b.jpg Thu, 30 Jul 2015 11:00:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/29/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/29/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park2 Date: December 29, 2015

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2015-12-29 2015-12-29 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.86059951782226600, -73.93379974365234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5395c8d750ccf.jpg Mon, 10 Aug 2015 17:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Tai Chi for Beginners]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/29/tai-chi-for-beginners http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/29/tai-chi-for-beginners Date: December 29, 2015

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-12-29 2015-12-29 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 12 Mar 2015 17:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Abs Workout]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/29/abs-work-out http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/29/abs-work-out Date: December 29, 2015

Exercise workout focusing on abs, especially strength training your core

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-12-29 2015-12-29 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:15 EST
<![CDATA[Leading the Way: Six Outstanding Women of Queens]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/29/leading-the-way-six-outstanding-women-of-queens http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/29/leading-the-way-six-outstanding-women-of-queens Date: December 29, 2015

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

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 939-0647

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

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Q022 Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech 2015-12-29 2015-12-29 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.76369857788086000, -73.82399749755860000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5591a2b96e22b.jpg Thu, 30 Jul 2015 11:00:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Dancercise]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/30/dancercise http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/30/dancercise Date: December 30, 2015

Get in shape with dance moves while using weights.

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 2015-12-30 2015-12-30 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 18 Feb 2015 17:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Power Soccer]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/30/power-soccer http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/30/power-soccer Date: December 30, 2015

Power soccer is the first competitive team sport designed and developed specifically for power wheelchair users. These participants include persons with quadriplegia, multiple sclerosis, muscular dystrophy, cerebral palsy, head trauma, stroke, spinal cord injury and other disabilities.

Power soccer combines the skill of the wheelchair user with the speed and power of the chair itself, to participate in an extremely challenging game similar to soccer. The game is played in a gymnasium on a regulation basketball court. Two teams of four power wheelchair users attack, defend, and spin-kick a 13-inch soccer ball in an attempt to score goals.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Sunset Park Recreation Center (in Sunset Park)

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B087 Sunset Park 2015-12-30 2015-12-30 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.64670181274414000, -74.00239562988281000 Thu, 27 Aug 2015 18:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Power Soccer]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/30/power-soccer1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/30/power-soccer1 Date: December 30, 2015

Power soccer is the first competitive team sport designed and developed specifically for power wheelchair users. These participants include persons with quadriplegia, multiple sclerosis, muscular dystrophy, cerebral palsy, head trauma, stroke, spinal cord injury and other disabilities.

Power soccer combines the skill of the wheelchair user with the speed and power of the chair itself, to participate in an extremely challenging game similar to soccer. The game is played in a gymnasium on a regulation basketball court. Two teams of four power wheelchair users attack, defend, and spin-kick a 13-inch soccer ball in an attempt to score goals.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Sunset Park Recreation Center (in Sunset Park)

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B087 Sunset Park 2015-12-30 2015-12-30 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.64670181274414000, -74.00239562988281000 Thu, 27 Aug 2015 18:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/31/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/31/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park2 Date: December 31, 2015

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2015-12-31 2015-12-31 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.86059951782226600, -73.93379974365234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5395c8d750ccf.jpg Mon, 10 Aug 2015 17:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Tai Chi for Beginners]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/31/tai-chi-for-beginners http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/31/tai-chi-for-beginners Date: December 31, 2015

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-12-31 2015-12-31 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 12 Mar 2015 17:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Zumba]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/31/shape-up-nyc-zumba http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/31/shape-up-nyc-zumba Date: December 31, 2015

This class combines Latin, international, and popular music with dance moves that create an aerobic workout. The 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 2015-12-31 2015-12-31 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Wed, 26 Aug 2015 14:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Stretching, Toning, Relaxation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/31/stretching-toning-relaxation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/31/stretching-toning-relaxation Date: December 31, 2015

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 2015-12-31 2015-12-31 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:49 EST
<![CDATA[Thursday Evening Hours at the Merchant’s House Museum]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/31/thursday-evening-hours-at-the-merchants-house-museum http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/31/thursday-evening-hours-at-the-merchants-house-museum Date: December 31, 2015

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 777-1089

Location: Merchant's House Museum

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M318 Merchant's House Museum 2015-12-31 2015-12-31 12:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.7277, -73.9923 Fri, 17 Apr 2015 18:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Yoga At Morris-Jumel Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/31/yoga-at-morrisjumel http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/31/yoga-at-morrisjumel Date: December 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 2015-12-31 2015-12-31 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.8345, -73.9385 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55301789374c7.jpg Thu, 16 Apr 2015 18:00:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Learn To Draw]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/31/learn-to-draw http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/31/learn-to-draw Date: December 31, 2015

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

Start time: 1:30 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 2015-12-31 2015-12-31 1:30 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:23 EST
<![CDATA[Crochet Beginners Class for Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/31/crochet-beginners-class-adults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/31/crochet-beginners-class-adults Date: December 31, 2015

Students will learn the basics of crochet: proper crochet technique, reading patterns, how to measure gauge, selection of yarn & hooks, abbreviations for crochet terms, and make swatches using the stitches learned).

Students bring own materials (#H crochet hook, #4 light color worsted weight yarn:no stripes, polka dots or multiple colors. This is a class for those with serious interest in learning.

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 2015-12-31 2015-12-31 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Tue, 28 Jul 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Seasonal Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/01/seasonal-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/01/seasonal-crafts Date: January 1, 2016

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 2016-01-01 2016-01-01 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:16 EST
<![CDATA[Van Cortlandt Track Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/02/van-cortlandt-track-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/02/van-cortlandt-track-club Date: January 2, 2016

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: 9:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Van Cortlandt Stadium (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2016-01-02 2016-01-02 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.888, -73.8968 Wed, 06 May 2015 12:02:47 EDT
<![CDATA[ESL Beginners Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/02/esl-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/02/esl-class Date: January 2, 2016

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 2016-01-02 2016-01-02 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 12 Feb 2015 17:00:11 EST
<![CDATA[ESL Advanced Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/02/esl-advanced http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/02/esl-advanced Date: January 2, 2016

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 2016-01-02 2016-01-02 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 19:00:10 EST
<![CDATA[ESL Intermediate Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/02/esl-intermediate http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/02/esl-intermediate Date: January 2, 2016

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 2016-01-02 2016-01-02 11:30 am 12:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 19:00:12 EST
<![CDATA[Citizenship Classes for Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/02/citizenship-classes-for-adults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/02/citizenship-classes-for-adults Date: January 2, 2016

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 2016-01-02 2016-01-02 12:30 pm 1:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 19:00:07 EST
<![CDATA[Union Square: Crossroads of New York Walking Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/02/union-square-crossroads-of-new-york-walking-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/02/union-square-crossroads-of-new-york-walking-tour Date: January 2, 2016

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 2016-01-02 2016-01-02 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.7363, -73.9901 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54cfe899a5d4d.jpg Tue, 14 Apr 2015 16:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Leading the Way: Six Outstanding Women of Queens]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/02/leading-the-way-six-outstanding-women-of-queens http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/02/leading-the-way-six-outstanding-women-of-queens Date: January 2, 2016

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

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 939-0647

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

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Q022 Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech 2016-01-02 2016-01-02 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.76369857788086000, -73.82399749755860000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5591a2b96e22b.jpg Thu, 30 Jul 2015 11:00:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Goal Ball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/03/goal-ball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/03/goal-ball Date: January 3, 2016

Goal Ball is a Paralympic sport for athletes with visual impairments. It is played by two teams of three using a ball with bells inside.

The ball is the size of a basketball but twice the weight. All abilities are welcome!

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center

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M063 Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center 2016-01-03 2016-01-03 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.77149963378906000, -73.98850250244140000 Thu, 27 Aug 2015 18:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Leading the Way: Six Outstanding Women of Queens]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/03/leading-the-way-six-outstanding-women-of-queens http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/03/leading-the-way-six-outstanding-women-of-queens Date: January 3, 2016

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

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 939-0647

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

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Q022 Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech 2016-01-03 2016-01-03 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.76369857788086000, -73.82399749755860000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5591a2b96e22b.jpg Thu, 30 Jul 2015 11:00:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/05/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/05/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park2 Date: January 5, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2016-01-05 2016-01-05 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.86059951782226600, -73.93379974365234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5395c8d750ccf.jpg Mon, 10 Aug 2015 17:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Abs Workout]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/05/abs-work-out http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/05/abs-work-out Date: January 5, 2016

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 2016-01-05 2016-01-05 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:15 EST
<![CDATA[Leading the Way: Six Outstanding Women of Queens]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/05/leading-the-way-six-outstanding-women-of-queens http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/05/leading-the-way-six-outstanding-women-of-queens Date: January 5, 2016

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

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 939-0647

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

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Q022 Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech 2016-01-05 2016-01-05 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.76369857788086000, -73.82399749755860000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5591a2b96e22b.jpg Thu, 30 Jul 2015 11:00:10 EDT