NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2014 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://www.nycgovparks.org/sub_things_to_do/upcoming_events/events_search.php NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Sat, 19 Apr 2014 14:48:32 GMT NYC Parks News 25 25 http://www.nycgovparks.org/sub_things_to_do/upcoming_events/events_search.php http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/parks_leaf_thumb.gif <![CDATA[Harriet Tubman Day Of Commemoration Wreath Laying Ceremony]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/10/harriet-tubman-day-of-commemoration-wreath-laying-ceremony http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/10/harriet-tubman-day-of-commemoration-wreath-laying-ceremony Date: March 10, 2014

On March 10, 1913, Harriet Tubman died of pneumonia at her Homestead in Auburn, New York; it is believed she was born in 1820 or 1821. She was buried with military honors at Fort Hill Cemetery, Auburn, New York. On August 26, 2003, through the tireless efforts of BWLC, then Governor Pataki signed legislation for the Harriet Tubman Day of Commemoration to be celebrated every March 10 in New York State.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Harriet Tubman Memorial

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<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/10/shape-up-nyc-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/10/shape-up-nyc-aerobics Date: March 10, 2014

McDonald Park House is Staten Island's home of Shape Up NYC! Take part in 14 fitness classes per week for free.

Aerobics class is a moderate, heart-pumping workout to help burn calories and improve heart health.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: McDonald Park House (in McDonald Playground)

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R034 McDonald Playground 2014-03-10 2014-03-10 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.6291, -74.1155 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:48:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Chair Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/10/chair-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/10/chair-yoga Date: March 10, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 447-2020

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

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M164 Asser Levy Playground 2014-03-10 2014-03-10 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7361, -73.9757 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:48:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Chair Toning]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/10/shape-up-nyc-chair-toning http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/10/shape-up-nyc-chair-toning Date: March 10, 2014

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

For adults and seniors.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 402-5155

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

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<![CDATA[Free Tax Preparation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/10/free-tax-preparation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/10/free-tax-preparation Date: March 10, 2014

Get free tax preparation help at Owen Dolen Recreation Center, sponsored by AARP.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 829-0156

Location: Owen Dolen Golden Age Center (in Owen F. Dolen Park)

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X016 Owen F. Dolen Park 2014-03-10 2014-03-10 10:30 am 2:30 pm 40.8406, -73.8428 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:48:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Senior Sit and Get Fit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/10/senior-sit-and-get-fit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/10/senior-sit-and-get-fit Date: March 10, 2014

Seniors, get low impact exercise in this aerobics class done seated. Persons with disabilties are welcome. Recreation Center membership is required.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 255-3705

Location: Chelsea Recreation Center

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M260 Chelsea Recreation Center 2014-03-10 2014-03-10 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7483, -74.0022 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:48:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Monday Movement]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/10/monday-movement http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/10/monday-movement Date: March 10, 2014

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 485-4633

Location: Brownsville Recreation Center (in Brownsville Playground)

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B270 Brownsville Playground 2014-03-10 2014-03-10 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.6566, -73.902 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:48:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: The Ramble]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/10/central-park-tour-the-ramble http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/10/central-park-tour-the-ramble Date: March 10, 2014

Pass over streams and under arches on a maze of pathways in this secluded, 38-acre woodland on this route, which involves many hills and stairs.

Space is limited; advance registration suggested. Tickets available onsite with credit card only. Please arrive at the meeting location 15 minutes before the start of the tour to allow time for check in. For the courtesy of other guests, those arriving after the start time cannot be accommodated.

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Belvedere Castle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-03-10 2014-03-10 12:00 pm 1:15 pm 40.7793, -73.9691 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/530feb06b56e8.jpg Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:48:33 EDT
<![CDATA[National Girls and Women in Sports Day in Staten Island]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/10/national-girls-and-women-in-sports-day-in-staten-island http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/10/national-girls-and-women-in-sports-day-in-staten-island Date: March 10, 2014

Join us for National Girls and Women in Sports Day, an annual event honoring female athletes! To celebrate, NYC Parks has free events in all five boroughs.

Activities in Staten Island include:

  • Fitness challenge and talks led by WNBA's New York Liberty player Kym Hampton
  • Basketball clinics
  • Fitness classes
  • Hockey clinics
  • Guest speaker, College of Staten Island Dolphin's Ednita Lorenzo
  • Giveaways

Dress warmly! The event will be held outside. Kids registered by 3:30 p.m. will receive a free t-shirt while supplies last!

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 667-3545

Location: P.S. 018 John G. Whittier

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<![CDATA[Grow to Learn/GreenThumb School Garden Seed Giveaway]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/10/grow-to-learngreenthumb-school-garden-seed-giveaway http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/10/grow-to-learngreenthumb-school-garden-seed-giveaway Date: March 10, 2014

Grow to Learn registered schools only will be able to receive 10-12 packets of vegetable, herb, and flower seeds. First come, first served, while supplies last.

RSVP is required for this event.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 788-8073

Location: GreenThumb Office

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<![CDATA[Beginner Hockey Clinic (Registration Full)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/10/beginner-hockey-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/10/beginner-hockey-clinic Date: March 10, 2014

Improve your game with skating and puck control drills as well as scrimmage play, all in an encouraging environment.

Participation in this 10-session program includes use of all equipment.

Ages 6 – 9. Space is limited; advance registration required.

Please note: Registration is full.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 348-4867

Location: Lasker Pool & Rink (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-03-10 2014-03-10 4:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.7964, -73.9547 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:48:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Master Composter Certificate Course with the NYC Compost Project]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/10/master-composter-certificate-course-with-the-nyc-compost-project-hosted-by-queens-botanical-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/10/master-composter-certificate-course-with-the-nyc-compost-project-hosted-by-queens-botanical-garden Date: March 10, 2014

The Master Composter Certificate Course is a wonderful way to become more involved in the composting community in Queens and to share your love for composting with others! You will gain a deeper understanding of composting in NYC and support in creating a compost-related project of your design. Master composters play a vital role in educating New Yorkers about the joys of composting in the city.

To apply, use the online application at: http://www.nyc.gov/html/nycwasteless/html/compost/compostproj.shtml.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: February 7, 2014.

Learn more about becoming a Master Composter: http://www.queensbotanical.org/Education/compost/master_composter

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 539-5296

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Kettlebell, Core and Conditioning]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/10/shape-up-nyc-kettlebell-core-and-conditioning http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/10/shape-up-nyc-kettlebell-core-and-conditioning Date: March 10, 2014

McDonald Park House is Staten Island's home of Shape Up NYC! Take part in 14 fitness classes per week for free.

Kettlebell, Core and Conditioning is a strength and conditioning class that will elevate your heart rate, build muscle, increase flexibility and burn fat.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: McDonald Park House (in McDonald Playground)

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R034 McDonald Playground 2014-03-10 2014-03-10 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.6291, -74.1155 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:48:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC's Couch to 5K: Group Run]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/10/shape-up-nycs-couch-to-5k-group-run http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/10/shape-up-nycs-couch-to-5k-group-run Date: March 10, 2014

Join us for our new running group in Prospect Park on Mondays! The class will combine group running, walking, and conditioning exercises to get you in shape for long distance running. The class will be held outdoors, rain or shine. Everyone will meet on the porch of Lefferts Historic House in Prospect Park at 7:00 p.m.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-03-10 2014-03-10 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.6643, -73.9639 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52d4140b7303f.jpg Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:48:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Body Blast]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/10/shape-up-nyc-body-blast http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/10/shape-up-nyc-body-blast Date: March 10, 2014

McDonald Park House is Staten Island's home of Shape Up NYC! Take part in 14 fitness classes per week for free.

Body Blast is a moderate impact aerobics workout, with strength training exercises for overall fitness.

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: McDonald Park House (in McDonald Playground)

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R034 McDonald Playground 2014-03-10 2014-03-10 7:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.6291, -74.1155 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:48:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Beginners Tunisian Crochet]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/11/tunisian-crochet-beginners http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/11/tunisian-crochet-beginners Date: March 11, 2014

Learn basic Tunisian or Afghan crochet in this class, where you'll learn to use the technique to make a pot holder.

Materials required:

  • One skein light colored worsted weight (#4) yarn
  • #H crochet hook

Start time: 1:30 am

End time: 2:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-03-11 2014-03-11 1:30 am 2:30 am 40.865, -73.8947 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:48:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/11/my-morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/11/my-morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: March 11, 2014

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

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

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

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

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2014-03-11 2014-03-11 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.8606, -73.9338 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:48:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Doors To The Bronx Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/11/doors-to-the-bronx-exhibition1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/11/doors-to-the-bronx-exhibition1 Date: March 11, 2014

An art exhibition comprised of paintings made by Bronx artist Danilo Peguero. This exhibition is a celebration of the Bronx's rich architectural history. The show features some of the most interesting and glamorous doors that beautify and protect the heart of the unconquerable Bronx.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-03-11 2014-03-11 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:48:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: “Get the Picture?”]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/11/art-in-the-garden-get-the-picture3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/11/art-in-the-garden-get-the-picture3 Date: March 11, 2014

Artist Alan Richards’s colorful satirical composite images, or photomanipulations, feature elements juxtaposed to create pieces that portray humor and whimsy.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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<![CDATA[Arsenal Gallery Exhibition: STRATA]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/11/strata http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/11/strata Date: March 11, 2014

NYC Parks is pleased to present STRATA, an exhibition of prints, ceramics and collages by Marie Lorenz, Katy Fischer and Max Warsh. The artists in STRATA collect and arrange found or invented artifacts from the urban environment, including river flotsam, ceramic shards, and architectural details, through various modes of discovery. They use their collections as source material for multilayered, abstract compositions that reframe our familiar surroundings and challenge the division between man-made and organic in favor of a more seamless view of the material world. STRATA is on view in the Arsenal Gallery now through April 24, 2014.

Marie Lorenz creates large scale, collograph prints from objects she collects on her excursions through New York City’s waterways. In this new series of prints, Lorenz engages with the mysterious paths the objects have traveled by repeatedly printing the elements in ornate circular patterns, which evoke both tidal vortexes and folk art medallions.

Katy Fischer’s ceramic sculpture is reminiscent of archeological discoveries. She is inspired by the way ancient artifacts become evocatively abstract shapes once they are broken, weathered and displaced, not unlike the bits of debris deposited around the city. The shard-like fragments read as both found and made, broken and whole, abstract and representational and suggest intriguing connections and possible histories.

On his walks around the city, Max Warsh photographs architectural facades, which are used as source material for his work. For these new pieces, Warsh photographed buildings in the neighborhood that surrounds the Arsenal. He then reconfigures these found textures, grooved surfaces and cast ornamental details in his studio through cutting, painting and collage to arrive at compositions that reinvigorate our engagement with the visual language of the urban landscape.

In the work of all three artists, the fragment points to a larger more complete whole and a sense that a sum of the parts does or could exist. However each artist works to evade the reveal: we never see the whole building, the actual found object, or the unbroken pot. Rather, these fragmented compositions convey the way memory is an amalgamated fiction rather than a knowable fact.

In conjunction with STRATA , Audra Wolowiec will present the sound installation Weather Language on April 14, 2014, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the Arsenal. The sound piece will be composed of a mixture of found sounds and vocal interventions that are sensitive to both the Arsenal site and the city at large. Wolowiecs’ voice will overlap with the voices of strangers she encountered while walking through the city, creating a sound environment that is as subtle and ambiguous as the weather.

The Arsenal Gallery is dedicated to examining themes of nature, urban space, wildlife, New York City parks and park history. It is located on the third floor of the Parks Department Headquarters, in Central Park, on Fifth Avenue at 64th Street. Gallery hours are Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Admission is free. For more information on the Arsenal Gallery, please call 212-360-8163.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-03-11 2014-03-11 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52fd2ae9dd9fd.jpg Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:48:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Zumba]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/11/shape-up-nyc-zumba http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/11/shape-up-nyc-zumba Date: March 11, 2014

Zumba is a fusion of Latin, International and popular music dance themes creating a dynamic, exciting, effective fitness system! The routines feature aerobic, fitness interval training with a combination of fast and slow rhythms that tone and sculpt the body with easy to follow dance steps.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: McDonald Park House (in McDonald Playground)

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R034 McDonald Playground 2014-03-11 2014-03-11 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.6291, -74.1155 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:48:33 EDT
<![CDATA[The Orchid Show: Key West Contemporary]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/11/the-orchid-show-key-west-contemporary http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/11/the-orchid-show-key-west-contemporary Date: March 11, 2014

Step out of the bustling city and into the Florida Keys, where the dramatic beauty of a flourishing tropical garden is amplified by vibrant architecture to recall this particular island's charm and ambience.

The Enid A. Haupt Conservatory's sprawling glasshouse galleries are transformed into a modernist Key West estate garden inspired by a garden originally designed by award-winning landscape architect Raymond Jungles for Susan Henshaw Jones, who is President of the Museum of the City of New York, and Judge Richard K. Eaton.

Immerse yourself in an effusion of orchids blooming among still, geometric reflecting pools, soaring angular pergolas, and sleek benches.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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<![CDATA[Close: A Journey in Scotland at The New York Botanical Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/11/close-a-journey-in-scotland-at-the-new-york-botanical-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/11/close-a-journey-in-scotland-at-the-new-york-botanical-garden Date: March 11, 2014

The word "close" is a traditional Scottish word that describes a landscape so inspirational that heaven seems closer to Earth in that place.

In 2004 when landscape photographer and journalist Allan Pollok-Morris learned that Little Sparta, a garden designed by Ian Hamilton Finlay, had been named the most important work of art in Scotland, he was inspired to travel throughout his home country in search of new works in landscape design and land art.

This exhibition documents Pollok-Morris's journey and celebrates the creations of many notable contemporary designers and artists working in the Scottish landscape. Through his documentary-style photographs, Pollok-Morris aims to capture "everyday" images of these landscapes from the point of view of those who envisioned and created them. The exhibition uses examples from all corners of the country to celebrate the important role of gardens and land art in international arts and culture.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 817-8700

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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<![CDATA[Art for Us Adaptive Art Program]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/11/art-for-us-adaptive-art-program http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/11/art-for-us-adaptive-art-program Date: March 11, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 218-2380

Location: McCarren Play Center

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<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Zumba Toning]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/11/shape-up-nyc-zumba1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/11/shape-up-nyc-zumba1 Date: March 11, 2014

Zumba is a fusion of Latin, International and popular music dance themes creating a dynamic, exciting, effective fitness system!

The routines feature aerobic, fitness interval training with a combination of fast and slow rhythms that tone and sculpt the body with easy-to-follow dance steps.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: McDonald Park House (in McDonald Playground)

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R034 McDonald Playground 2014-03-11 2014-03-11 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.6291, -74.1155 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:48:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Chair Fitness with Weights]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/11/chair-fitness-with-weights http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/11/chair-fitness-with-weights Date: March 11, 2014

With the addition of weights, the chair exercise program gives members the opportunity to add more movement and activity in their daily lives to improve health. For adults and seniors.

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 242-5228

Location: Tony Dapolito Recreation Center

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M103 Tony Dapolito Recreation Center 2014-03-11 2014-03-11 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7296, -74.0054 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:48:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Abs Workout]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/11/abs-work-out http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/11/abs-work-out Date: March 11, 2014

Exercise workout focusing on abs, especially strength training your core

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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<![CDATA[Adult Adaptive Sports]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/11/adult-adaptive-sports http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/11/adult-adaptive-sports Date: March 11, 2014

A selection of adaptive sports clinics. An excellent opportunity for adults and seniors with disabilities to play and learn modified sports.

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 397-3159

Location: Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center

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M063 Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center 2014-03-11 2014-03-11 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.7715, -73.9885 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:48:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Meditation Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/11/meditation-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/11/meditation-class Date: March 11, 2014

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 1:45 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-03-11 2014-03-11 1:00 pm 1:45 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:48:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Knitting & Crocheting for Intermediate and Advanced Levels]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/11/knitcroxchet-intermediate-group http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/11/knitcroxchet-intermediate-group Date: March 11, 2014

Knit: Participants will create a small reversible knit project using two different colors. Materials: 1 (7oz) skein each of color A & color B in Worsted weight yarn, #6 knitting needles.

Crochet: Participants will make a reversible crochet project using two different colored yarns. Materials: Worsted weight yarn, crochet hook letter H. 1 (7oz.) skein each of Color A & Color B.

Must be able to read and follow patterns.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 3:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-03-11 2014-03-11 2:30 pm 3:30 am 40.865, -73.8947 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:48:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Urban Cemeteries as Historic Landscapes : Design, Topography, Geology, and Stewardship]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/11/urban-cemeteries-as-historic-landscapes-part-2-design-topography-geology-and-stewardship2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/11/urban-cemeteries-as-historic-landscapes-part-2-design-topography-geology-and-stewardship2 Date: March 11, 2014

Sidney Horenstein will give a lecture on urban cemeteries, both private and public, and with a view towards giving listeners a greater understanding and appreciation of these evocative landscapes in our urban setting.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8240

Location: The Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-03-11 2014-03-11 6:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.7676, -73.9713 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:48:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Cardio Sculpt]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/11/shape-up-nyc-cardio-sculpt1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/11/shape-up-nyc-cardio-sculpt1 Date: March 11, 2014

McDonald Park House is Staten Island's home of Shape Up NYC! Take part in 14 fitness classes per week for free.

Cardio Sculpt is a total body workout that addresses muscle strength and endurance while keeping the heart rate up to burn calories and strengthen the cardio respiratory system. Continuous movement to great music makes it fun!

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: McDonald Park House (in McDonald Playground)

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R034 McDonald Playground 2014-03-11 2014-03-11 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.6291, -74.1155 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:48:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Wheelchair Basketball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/11/wheelchair-basketball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/11/wheelchair-basketball Date: March 11, 2014

Join the Brooklyn Nets wheelchair basketball team for a practice in the gymnasium!

Recreation Center membership is required to participate.

Start time: 7:45 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 353-7853

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

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2014-03-11 2014-03-11 7:45 pm 9:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8344 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:48:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Doors To The Bronx Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/12/doors-to-the-bronx-exhibition1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/12/doors-to-the-bronx-exhibition1 Date: March 12, 2014

An art exhibition comprised of paintings made by Bronx artist Danilo Peguero. This exhibition is a celebration of the Bronx's rich architectural history. The show features some of the most interesting and glamorous doors that beautify and protect the heart of the unconquerable Bronx.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-03-12 2014-03-12 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:48:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: “Get the Picture?”]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/12/art-in-the-garden-get-the-picture3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/12/art-in-the-garden-get-the-picture3 Date: March 12, 2014

Artist Alan Richards’s colorful satirical composite images, or photomanipulations, feature elements juxtaposed to create pieces that portray humor and whimsy.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-03-12 2014-03-12 8:00 am 4:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:48:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Arsenal Gallery Exhibition: STRATA]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/12/strata http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/12/strata Date: March 12, 2014

NYC Parks is pleased to present STRATA, an exhibition of prints, ceramics and collages by Marie Lorenz, Katy Fischer and Max Warsh. The artists in STRATA collect and arrange found or invented artifacts from the urban environment, including river flotsam, ceramic shards, and architectural details, through various modes of discovery. They use their collections as source material for multilayered, abstract compositions that reframe our familiar surroundings and challenge the division between man-made and organic in favor of a more seamless view of the material world. STRATA is on view in the Arsenal Gallery now through April 24, 2014.

Marie Lorenz creates large scale, collograph prints from objects she collects on her excursions through New York City’s waterways. In this new series of prints, Lorenz engages with the mysterious paths the objects have traveled by repeatedly printing the elements in ornate circular patterns, which evoke both tidal vortexes and folk art medallions.

Katy Fischer’s ceramic sculpture is reminiscent of archeological discoveries. She is inspired by the way ancient artifacts become evocatively abstract shapes once they are broken, weathered and displaced, not unlike the bits of debris deposited around the city. The shard-like fragments read as both found and made, broken and whole, abstract and representational and suggest intriguing connections and possible histories.

On his walks around the city, Max Warsh photographs architectural facades, which are used as source material for his work. For these new pieces, Warsh photographed buildings in the neighborhood that surrounds the Arsenal. He then reconfigures these found textures, grooved surfaces and cast ornamental details in his studio through cutting, painting and collage to arrive at compositions that reinvigorate our engagement with the visual language of the urban landscape.

In the work of all three artists, the fragment points to a larger more complete whole and a sense that a sum of the parts does or could exist. However each artist works to evade the reveal: we never see the whole building, the actual found object, or the unbroken pot. Rather, these fragmented compositions convey the way memory is an amalgamated fiction rather than a knowable fact.

In conjunction with STRATA , Audra Wolowiec will present the sound installation Weather Language on April 14, 2014, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the Arsenal. The sound piece will be composed of a mixture of found sounds and vocal interventions that are sensitive to both the Arsenal site and the city at large. Wolowiecs’ voice will overlap with the voices of strangers she encountered while walking through the city, creating a sound environment that is as subtle and ambiguous as the weather.

The Arsenal Gallery is dedicated to examining themes of nature, urban space, wildlife, New York City parks and park history. It is located on the third floor of the Parks Department Headquarters, in Central Park, on Fifth Avenue at 64th Street. Gallery hours are Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Admission is free. For more information on the Arsenal Gallery, please call 212-360-8163.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-03-12 2014-03-12 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52fd2ae9dd9fd.jpg Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:48:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Chair Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/12/shape-up-nyc-chair-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/12/shape-up-nyc-chair-aerobics Date: March 12, 2014

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

For adults and seniors.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 771-2787

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

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2014-03-12 2014-03-12 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.8108, -73.9147 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:48:33 EDT
<![CDATA[The Orchid Show: Key West Contemporary]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/12/the-orchid-show-key-west-contemporary http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/12/the-orchid-show-key-west-contemporary Date: March 12, 2014

Step out of the bustling city and into the Florida Keys, where the dramatic beauty of a flourishing tropical garden is amplified by vibrant architecture to recall this particular island's charm and ambience.

The Enid A. Haupt Conservatory's sprawling glasshouse galleries are transformed into a modernist Key West estate garden inspired by a garden originally designed by award-winning landscape architect Raymond Jungles for Susan Henshaw Jones, who is President of the Museum of the City of New York, and Judge Richard K. Eaton.

Immerse yourself in an effusion of orchids blooming among still, geometric reflecting pools, soaring angular pergolas, and sleek benches.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2014-03-12 2014-03-12 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:48:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Chair/Sit Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/12/chairsit-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/12/chairsit-aerobics Date: March 12, 2014

Get a full cardio workout without using machines! Great for those with limited mobility or those in wheelchairs.

Recreation Center membership is required to participate.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 353-7853

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

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2014-03-12 2014-03-12 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7515, -73.8344 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:48:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Close: A Journey in Scotland at The New York Botanical Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/12/close-a-journey-in-scotland-at-the-new-york-botanical-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/12/close-a-journey-in-scotland-at-the-new-york-botanical-garden Date: March 12, 2014

The word "close" is a traditional Scottish word that describes a landscape so inspirational that heaven seems closer to Earth in that place.

In 2004 when landscape photographer and journalist Allan Pollok-Morris learned that Little Sparta, a garden designed by Ian Hamilton Finlay, had been named the most important work of art in Scotland, he was inspired to travel throughout his home country in search of new works in landscape design and land art.

This exhibition documents Pollok-Morris's journey and celebrates the creations of many notable contemporary designers and artists working in the Scottish landscape. Through his documentary-style photographs, Pollok-Morris aims to capture "everyday" images of these landscapes from the point of view of those who envisioned and created them. The exhibition uses examples from all corners of the country to celebrate the important role of gardens and land art in international arts and culture.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 817-8700

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2014-03-12 2014-03-12 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:48:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Sit Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/12/sit-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/12/sit-aerobics Date: March 12, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 771-2787

Location: St. Johns Recreation Center

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2014-03-12 2014-03-12 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.6735, -73.9348 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:48:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Chair Toning]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/12/shape-up-nyc-chair-toning http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/12/shape-up-nyc-chair-toning Date: March 12, 2014

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

For adults and seniors.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 402-5155

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

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2014-03-12 2014-03-12 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.8108, -73.9147 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:48:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Chair Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/12/chair-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/12/chair-aerobics Date: March 12, 2014

A seated exercise class that raises the heart rate and improves balance, with minimal impact on joints. Recreation Center membership is required.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 397-3159

Location: Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center

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M063 Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center 2014-03-12 2014-03-12 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7715, -73.9885 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:48:33 EDT
<![CDATA[GreenThumb Seed Giveaway]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/12/greenthumb-seed-giveaway http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/12/greenthumb-seed-giveaway Date: March 12, 2014

Pick up a mix of vegetable, fruit, flower, and herb seeds for the upcoming season! For registered GreenThumb gardens only. A limit to the number of seeds per group will be determined by how many seeds we receive.

Please RSVP

* You will need an ID to enter the building.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 788-8070

Location: GreenThumb Office

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2014-03-12 2014-03-12 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7138, -74.0054 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:48:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Boot Camp]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/12/shape-up-nyc-bootcamp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/12/shape-up-nyc-bootcamp Date: March 12, 2014

This total body workout addresses muscle strength and endurance while keeping the heart rate up to improve your cardiovascular health.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-03-12 2014-03-12 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:48:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Adaptive Dance]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/12/adaptive-dance http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/12/adaptive-dance Date: March 12, 2014

This program leads participants in body movement to dance music such as reggae, hip hop, and funk Especially for adults and seniors with disabilities.

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 234-9607

Location: Jackie Robinson Recreation Center (in Jackie Robinson Park)

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M014 Jackie Robinson Park 2014-03-12 2014-03-12 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.8242, -73.9425 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:48:33 EDT
<![CDATA[MillionTreesNYC TreeLC Workshop in Brooklyn]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/12/milliontreesnyc-treelc-workshop-in-brooklyn http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/12/milliontreesnyc-treelc-workshop-in-brooklyn Date: March 12, 2014

Help water and care for the 80,000+ new street trees that have been planted across New York City! Join the MillionTreesNYC to give trees a little "Tree LC" and stewardship, and help keep New York City green by coming to a free MillionTreesNYC tree care workshop where you will learn:

  • What is MillionTreesNYC?
  • How to identify trees in New York City Benefits trees bring to our city
  • Tree Care - Water! Weed! Mulch! Plant flowers!

Workshops are focused on active tree care, so come ready to get your hands dirty and care for street trees along the sidewalk. Please wear closed-toed shoes and layered clothing that can get dirty. Tree stewardship is similar to gardening work, involving bending and kneeling on the sidewalk. Children are always welcome, and must be accompanied by an adult. All participants will care for trees using small gardening tools and watering buckets. Please dress for light gardening work, wear close-toed shoes, and bring a refillable water bottle. All MillionTreesNYC events are rain or shine.

Registration is required

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 393-7254

Location: Sterling Place & Nostrand Ave

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2014-03-12 2014-03-12 1:30 pm 3:30 pm 40.6725, -73.9503 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:48:33 EDT
<![CDATA[After School Ice Skating (Registration Full)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/12/after-school-ice-skating http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/12/after-school-ice-skating Date: March 12, 2014

Learn the basic elements of ice skating through group and individual instruction.

Participation in this 10-session program includes use of all equipment.

Ages 5 – 7. Space is limited; advance registration required.

Please note: Registration is full.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 348-4867

Location: Lasker Pool & Rink (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-03-12 2014-03-12 4:00 pm 4:30 pm 40.7964, -73.9547 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:48:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Wheelchair Basketball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/12/wheelchair-basketball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/12/wheelchair-basketball Date: March 12, 2014

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

Recreation Center membership is required to participate.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 293-5934

Location: West Bronx Recreation Center

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X261 West Bronx Recreation Center 2014-03-12 2014-03-12 6:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.8441, -73.9188 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:48:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Yoga - Relax and Stretch]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/12/shape-up-nyc-yoga-relax-and-stretch http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/12/shape-up-nyc-yoga-relax-and-stretch Date: March 12, 2014

McDonald Park House is Staten Island's home of Shape Up NYC! Take part in 14 fitness classes per week for free.

Yoga - Relax and Stretch is an open level class with a focus on bringing awareness to the body through core strengthening and total body flexibility.

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: McDonald Park House (in McDonald Playground)

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R034 McDonald Playground 2014-03-12 2014-03-12 7:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.6291, -74.1155 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:48:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/13/my-morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/13/my-morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: March 13, 2014

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

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

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

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

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2014-03-13 2014-03-13 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.8606, -73.9338 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:48:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Doors To The Bronx Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/13/doors-to-the-bronx-exhibition1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/13/doors-to-the-bronx-exhibition1 Date: March 13, 2014

An art exhibition comprised of paintings made by Bronx artist Danilo Peguero. This exhibition is a celebration of the Bronx's rich architectural history. The show features some of the most interesting and glamorous doors that beautify and protect the heart of the unconquerable Bronx.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-03-13 2014-03-13 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:48:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: “Get the Picture?”]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/13/art-in-the-garden-get-the-picture3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/13/art-in-the-garden-get-the-picture3 Date: March 13, 2014

Artist Alan Richards’s colorful satirical composite images, or photomanipulations, feature elements juxtaposed to create pieces that portray humor and whimsy.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-03-13 2014-03-13 8:00 am 4:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:48:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Arsenal Gallery Exhibition: STRATA]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/13/strata http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/13/strata Date: March 13, 2014

NYC Parks is pleased to present STRATA, an exhibition of prints, ceramics and collages by Marie Lorenz, Katy Fischer and Max Warsh. The artists in STRATA collect and arrange found or invented artifacts from the urban environment, including river flotsam, ceramic shards, and architectural details, through various modes of discovery. They use their collections as source material for multilayered, abstract compositions that reframe our familiar surroundings and challenge the division between man-made and organic in favor of a more seamless view of the material world. STRATA is on view in the Arsenal Gallery now through April 24, 2014.

Marie Lorenz creates large scale, collograph prints from objects she collects on her excursions through New York City’s waterways. In this new series of prints, Lorenz engages with the mysterious paths the objects have traveled by repeatedly printing the elements in ornate circular patterns, which evoke both tidal vortexes and folk art medallions.

Katy Fischer’s ceramic sculpture is reminiscent of archeological discoveries. She is inspired by the way ancient artifacts become evocatively abstract shapes once they are broken, weathered and displaced, not unlike the bits of debris deposited around the city. The shard-like fragments read as both found and made, broken and whole, abstract and representational and suggest intriguing connections and possible histories.

On his walks around the city, Max Warsh photographs architectural facades, which are used as source material for his work. For these new pieces, Warsh photographed buildings in the neighborhood that surrounds the Arsenal. He then reconfigures these found textures, grooved surfaces and cast ornamental details in his studio through cutting, painting and collage to arrive at compositions that reinvigorate our engagement with the visual language of the urban landscape.

In the work of all three artists, the fragment points to a larger more complete whole and a sense that a sum of the parts does or could exist. However each artist works to evade the reveal: we never see the whole building, the actual found object, or the unbroken pot. Rather, these fragmented compositions convey the way memory is an amalgamated fiction rather than a knowable fact.

In conjunction with STRATA , Audra Wolowiec will present the sound installation Weather Language on April 14, 2014, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the Arsenal. The sound piece will be composed of a mixture of found sounds and vocal interventions that are sensitive to both the Arsenal site and the city at large. Wolowiecs’ voice will overlap with the voices of strangers she encountered while walking through the city, creating a sound environment that is as subtle and ambiguous as the weather.

The Arsenal Gallery is dedicated to examining themes of nature, urban space, wildlife, New York City parks and park history. It is located on the third floor of the Parks Department Headquarters, in Central Park, on Fifth Avenue at 64th Street. Gallery hours are Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Admission is free. For more information on the Arsenal Gallery, please call 212-360-8163.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-03-13 2014-03-13 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52fd2ae9dd9fd.jpg Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:48:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Stretch, Tone and Balance]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/13/shape-up-nyc-stretch-tone-and-balance http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/13/shape-up-nyc-stretch-tone-and-balance Date: March 13, 2014

McDonald Park House is Staten Island's home of Shape Up NYC! Take part in 14 fitness classes per week for free.

Stretch, Tone and Balance is a moderate, heart-pumping workout that strengthens and lengthens muscles and improves imbalance.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: McDonald Park House (in McDonald Playground)

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R034 McDonald Playground 2014-03-13 2014-03-13 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.6291, -74.1155 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:48:33 EDT
<![CDATA[The Orchid Show: Key West Contemporary]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/13/the-orchid-show-key-west-contemporary http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/13/the-orchid-show-key-west-contemporary Date: March 13, 2014

Step out of the bustling city and into the Florida Keys, where the dramatic beauty of a flourishing tropical garden is amplified by vibrant architecture to recall this particular island's charm and ambience.

The Enid A. Haupt Conservatory's sprawling glasshouse galleries are transformed into a modernist Key West estate garden inspired by a garden originally designed by award-winning landscape architect Raymond Jungles for Susan Henshaw Jones, who is President of the Museum of the City of New York, and Judge Richard K. Eaton.

Immerse yourself in an effusion of orchids blooming among still, geometric reflecting pools, soaring angular pergolas, and sleek benches.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2014-03-13 2014-03-13 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:48:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Close: A Journey in Scotland at The New York Botanical Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/13/close-a-journey-in-scotland-at-the-new-york-botanical-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/13/close-a-journey-in-scotland-at-the-new-york-botanical-garden Date: March 13, 2014

The word "close" is a traditional Scottish word that describes a landscape so inspirational that heaven seems closer to Earth in that place.

In 2004 when landscape photographer and journalist Allan Pollok-Morris learned that Little Sparta, a garden designed by Ian Hamilton Finlay, had been named the most important work of art in Scotland, he was inspired to travel throughout his home country in search of new works in landscape design and land art.

This exhibition documents Pollok-Morris's journey and celebrates the creations of many notable contemporary designers and artists working in the Scottish landscape. Through his documentary-style photographs, Pollok-Morris aims to capture "everyday" images of these landscapes from the point of view of those who envisioned and created them. The exhibition uses examples from all corners of the country to celebrate the important role of gardens and land art in international arts and culture.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 817-8700

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2014-03-13 2014-03-13 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:48:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Stretching, Toning, Relaxation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/13/stretching-toning-relaxation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/13/stretching-toning-relaxation Date: March 13, 2014

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

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

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-03-13 2014-03-13 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:48:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Chair Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/13/chair-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/13/chair-yoga Date: March 13, 2014

A wonderful adaptation of the standard yoga sequence, Chair Yoga is done seated. For adults and seniors.

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

Start time: 10:15 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 242-5228

Location: Tony Dapolito Recreation Center

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M103 Tony Dapolito Recreation Center 2014-03-13 2014-03-13 10:15 am 11:00 am 40.7296, -74.0054 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:48:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Total Body Workout]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/13/shape-up-nyc-total-body-workout http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/13/shape-up-nyc-total-body-workout Date: March 13, 2014

Class will provide a total body workout, with strengthening exercises and light weight lifting. Most of the class is done seated, with modifications available for the standing portion. The center is wheelchair accessible.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-3657

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

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X044 St. James Park 2014-03-13 2014-03-13 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.8647, -73.8992 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:48:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Conversational English]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/13/conversational-english http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/13/conversational-english Date: March 13, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-03-13 2014-03-13 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:48:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Cardio, Toning, and Stretching]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/13/shape-up-nyc-cardio-toning-and-stretching http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/13/shape-up-nyc-cardio-toning-and-stretching Date: March 13, 2014

This medium intensity class will boost your energy levels, improve your health, and get your heart pumping.

Suitable for all ages and levels of fitness. No equipment needed other than supportive sneakers.

Event is subject to change.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-03-13 2014-03-13 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5277fbf99dc4d.jpg Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:48:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Chair Fitness]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/13/chair-fitness http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/13/chair-fitness Date: March 13, 2014

The chair exercise program gives members the opportunity to add more movement and activity in their daily lives to improve health. For adults and seniors.

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 242-5228

Location: Tony Dapolito Recreation Center

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M103 Tony Dapolito Recreation Center 2014-03-13 2014-03-13 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7296, -74.0054 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:48:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: North Woods]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/13/central-park-tour-north-woods http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/13/central-park-tour-north-woods Date: March 13, 2014

View tumbling cascades, rustic bridges, and picturesque pools in the "Manhattan Adirondacks." The route involves many hills and stairs.

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2014-03-13 2014-03-13 12:00 pm 1:15 pm 40.7968, -73.9515 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51d715c87a7f6.jpg Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:48:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Rock Your Seat]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/13/rock-your-seat http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/13/rock-your-seat Date: March 13, 2014

Experience the sound of music as you workout to the beat without leaving your seat. This class which takes place in a seated position will increase upper body range of motion, develop strength, and tone.

Recreation Center membership is required to participate.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 667-3545

Location: Greenbelt Recreation Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2014-03-13 2014-03-13 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.5926, -74.1358 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:48:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Learn To Draw]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/13/learn-to-draw http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/13/learn-to-draw Date: March 13, 2014

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-03-13 2014-03-13 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:48:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Raised Bed Construction Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/13/raised-bed-construction-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/13/raised-bed-construction-workshop Date: March 13, 2014

Would you like a little practice with power tools? Do you need some help with how to build your raised beds? Join students from DeWitt Clinton High School as we construct them!

Grow to Learn registered schools only may request soil, compost, and lumber for Fall delivery.

Please RSVP for this workshop.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 788-8073

Location: The Clinton Garden at DeWitt Clinton High School

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2014-03-13 2014-03-13 3:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.8808, -73.8881 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:48:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Bootcamp]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/13/shape-up-nyc-bootcamp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/13/shape-up-nyc-bootcamp Date: March 13, 2014

McDonald Park House is Staten Island's home of Shape Up NYC! Take part in 14 fitness classes per week for free.

Bootcamp is a total body workout that addresses muscle strength and endurance while keeping the heart rate up to burn calories and improve cardiovascular health.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: McDonald Park House (in McDonald Playground)

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R034 McDonald Playground 2014-03-13 2014-03-13 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.6291, -74.1155 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:48:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Screening of Doin' It in the Park: Pick-Up Basketball, NYC with Director Bobbito Garcia]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/13/arts-culture-fun-screening-of-doin-it-in-the-park-pickup-basketball-nyc http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/13/arts-culture-fun-screening-of-doin-it-in-the-park-pickup-basketball-nyc Date: March 13, 2014

Come see the movie Complex Magazine calls, "One of the greatest sports documentaries of all-time."

Doin’ It In The Park: Pick-Up Basketball, NYC explores the history, culture, and social impact of New York’s summer b-ball scene, widely recognized as the worldwide mecca of the sport. Stay for the Q&A and meet the film's Director, Bobbito Garcia!

Space is limited. RSVP to centralrec@parks.nyc.gov or (718) 402-5155.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 402-5155

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

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2014-03-13 2014-03-13 7:00 pm 8:30 pm 40.8108, -73.9147 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52d7fa1c426f9.JPG Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:48:33 EDT
<![CDATA[The Architecture of Delano & Aldrich]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/13/the-architecture-of-delano-aldrich http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/13/the-architecture-of-delano-aldrich Date: March 13, 2014

The firm of Delano & Aldrich played a central role in the first half of the 20th century, substantially shaping the architectural climate of the period. The International Garden Club hired the NY firm in 1914 to restore the dilapidated Bartow mansion. Award-winning architect and author Peter Pennoyer has an international practice in classical architecture and wrote the seminal work on Delano & Aldrich together with architectural historian Anne Walker.

Registration requested at (718) 885-1461 or info@bpmm.org

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 885-1461

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2014-03-13 2014-03-13 7:30 pm 40.8705, -73.8109 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:48:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Doors To The Bronx Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/14/doors-to-the-bronx-exhibition1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/14/doors-to-the-bronx-exhibition1 Date: March 14, 2014

An art exhibition comprised of paintings made by Bronx artist Danilo Peguero. This exhibition is a celebration of the Bronx's rich architectural history. The show features some of the most interesting and glamorous doors that beautify and protect the heart of the unconquerable Bronx.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-03-14 2014-03-14 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:48:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: “Get the Picture?”]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/14/art-in-the-garden-get-the-picture3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/14/art-in-the-garden-get-the-picture3 Date: March 14, 2014

Artist Alan Richards’s colorful satirical composite images, or photomanipulations, feature elements juxtaposed to create pieces that portray humor and whimsy.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-03-14 2014-03-14 8:00 am 4:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:48:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Arsenal Gallery Exhibition: STRATA]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/14/strata http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/14/strata Date: March 14, 2014

NYC Parks is pleased to present STRATA, an exhibition of prints, ceramics and collages by Marie Lorenz, Katy Fischer and Max Warsh. The artists in STRATA collect and arrange found or invented artifacts from the urban environment, including river flotsam, ceramic shards, and architectural details, through various modes of discovery. They use their collections as source material for multilayered, abstract compositions that reframe our familiar surroundings and challenge the division between man-made and organic in favor of a more seamless view of the material world. STRATA is on view in the Arsenal Gallery now through April 24, 2014.

Marie Lorenz creates large scale, collograph prints from objects she collects on her excursions through New York City’s waterways. In this new series of prints, Lorenz engages with the mysterious paths the objects have traveled by repeatedly printing the elements in ornate circular patterns, which evoke both tidal vortexes and folk art medallions.

Katy Fischer’s ceramic sculpture is reminiscent of archeological discoveries. She is inspired by the way ancient artifacts become evocatively abstract shapes once they are broken, weathered and displaced, not unlike the bits of debris deposited around the city. The shard-like fragments read as both found and made, broken and whole, abstract and representational and suggest intriguing connections and possible histories.

On his walks around the city, Max Warsh photographs architectural facades, which are used as source material for his work. For these new pieces, Warsh photographed buildings in the neighborhood that surrounds the Arsenal. He then reconfigures these found textures, grooved surfaces and cast ornamental details in his studio through cutting, painting and collage to arrive at compositions that reinvigorate our engagement with the visual language of the urban landscape.

In the work of all three artists, the fragment points to a larger more complete whole and a sense that a sum of the parts does or could exist. However each artist works to evade the reveal: we never see the whole building, the actual found object, or the unbroken pot. Rather, these fragmented compositions convey the way memory is an amalgamated fiction rather than a knowable fact.

In conjunction with STRATA , Audra Wolowiec will present the sound installation Weather Language on April 14, 2014, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the Arsenal. The sound piece will be composed of a mixture of found sounds and vocal interventions that are sensitive to both the Arsenal site and the city at large. Wolowiecs’ voice will overlap with the voices of strangers she encountered while walking through the city, creating a sound environment that is as subtle and ambiguous as the weather.

The Arsenal Gallery is dedicated to examining themes of nature, urban space, wildlife, New York City parks and park history. It is located on the third floor of the Parks Department Headquarters, in Central Park, on Fifth Avenue at 64th Street. Gallery hours are Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Admission is free. For more information on the Arsenal Gallery, please call 212-360-8163.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-03-14 2014-03-14 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52fd2ae9dd9fd.jpg Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:48:33 EDT
<![CDATA[The Orchid Show: Key West Contemporary]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/14/the-orchid-show-key-west-contemporary http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/14/the-orchid-show-key-west-contemporary Date: March 14, 2014

Step out of the bustling city and into the Florida Keys, where the dramatic beauty of a flourishing tropical garden is amplified by vibrant architecture to recall this particular island's charm and ambience.

The Enid A. Haupt Conservatory's sprawling glasshouse galleries are transformed into a modernist Key West estate garden inspired by a garden originally designed by award-winning landscape architect Raymond Jungles for Susan Henshaw Jones, who is President of the Museum of the City of New York, and Judge Richard K. Eaton.

Immerse yourself in an effusion of orchids blooming among still, geometric reflecting pools, soaring angular pergolas, and sleek benches.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2014-03-14 2014-03-14 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:48:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Close: A Journey in Scotland at The New York Botanical Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/14/close-a-journey-in-scotland-at-the-new-york-botanical-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/14/close-a-journey-in-scotland-at-the-new-york-botanical-garden Date: March 14, 2014

The word "close" is a traditional Scottish word that describes a landscape so inspirational that heaven seems closer to Earth in that place.

In 2004 when landscape photographer and journalist Allan Pollok-Morris learned that Little Sparta, a garden designed by Ian Hamilton Finlay, had been named the most important work of art in Scotland, he was inspired to travel throughout his home country in search of new works in landscape design and land art.

This exhibition documents Pollok-Morris's journey and celebrates the creations of many notable contemporary designers and artists working in the Scottish landscape. Through his documentary-style photographs, Pollok-Morris aims to capture "everyday" images of these landscapes from the point of view of those who envisioned and created them. The exhibition uses examples from all corners of the country to celebrate the important role of gardens and land art in international arts and culture.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 817-8700

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2014-03-14 2014-03-14 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:48:33 EDT
<![CDATA[English Reading For Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/14/english-reading-for-adults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/14/english-reading-for-adults Date: March 14, 2014

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-03-14 2014-03-14 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:48:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Sit Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/14/sit-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/14/sit-aerobics Date: March 14, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 771-2787

Location: St. Johns Recreation Center

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2014-03-14 2014-03-14 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.6735, -73.9348 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:48:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/14/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/14/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: March 14, 2014

Learn about Central Park's history and how its designers, Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux, struggled to make their vision our reality. The route involves a few stairs.

Space is limited; advance registration suggested. Tickets available onsite with credit card only. Please arrive at the meeting location 15 minutes before the start of the tour to allow time for check in. For the courtesy of other guests, those arriving after the start time cannot be accommodated.

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2014-03-14 2014-03-14 12:00 pm 1:15 pm 40.7691, -73.9741 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/530ff01584e37.jpg Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:48:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Pilates]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/14/shape-up-nyc-pilates1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/14/shape-up-nyc-pilates1 Date: March 14, 2014

Join us for an introductory class to the Pilates method. These conditioning exercises can create length in the body, and improve flexibility and strength.

Please bring your own mat. The class is open to adults and seniors and no registration is required. Events subject to change.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-03-14 2014-03-14 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/528134f69ac11.jpg Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:48:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Pilates]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/14/shape-up-nyc-pilates http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/14/shape-up-nyc-pilates Date: March 14, 2014

Join us for an introductory class to the Pilates method.

These conditioning exercises can create length in the body, and improve flexibility and strength.

Please bring your own mat. The class is open to adults and seniors and no registration is required. Events subject to change.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-03-14 2014-03-14 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/528134f69ac11.jpg Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:48:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Short Story Fiction/Non-Fiction Writing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/14/short-story-fictionnonfiction-writing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/14/short-story-fictionnonfiction-writing Date: March 14, 2014

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

This class is for adults.

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-03-14 2014-03-14 1:30 pm 3:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:48:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Seasonal Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/14/seasonal-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/14/seasonal-crafts Date: March 14, 2014

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-03-14 2014-03-14 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:48:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Adapted Aquatics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/14/adapted-aquatics1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/14/adapted-aquatics1 Date: March 14, 2014

Adapted Aquatics exercise offers a complete body workout and ranges from gentle walking in water to high-energy exercise; it helps alleviate pain, improve circulation, and promote healing and muscle development for those suffering from physical ailments resulting from injury, disease, or aging.

To register, please call our Citywide Aquatics office at 718-760-6969 ext. 0.

Recreation Center membership is required to participate.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-760-6969 ext. 0

Location: Metropolitan Recreation Center

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B085 Metropolitan Recreation Center 2014-03-14 2014-03-14 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.7151, -73.9605 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:48:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Adaptive Swim]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/14/adaptive-swim1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/14/adaptive-swim1 Date: March 14, 2014

Adapted Aquatics exercise offers a complete body workout and ranges from gentle walking in water to high-energy exercise; it helps alleviate pain, improve circulation, and promote healing and muscle development for those suffering from physical ailments resulting from injury, disease, or aging.

To register, please call the Citywide Aquatics office at 718-760-6969 ext. 0.

Recreation Center membership is required to participate.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 234-9603

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

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M131 Hansborough Recreation Center 2014-03-14 2014-03-14 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.8128, -73.9393 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:48:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Adaptive Swim]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/14/adaptive-swim http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/14/adaptive-swim Date: March 14, 2014

Adapted Aquatics exercise offers a complete body workout and ranges from gentle walking in water to high-energy exercise; it helps alleviate pain, improve circulation, and promote healing and muscle development for those suffering from physical ailments resulting from injury, disease, or aging.

To register, please call the Citywide Aquatics office at 718-760-6969 ext. 0.

Recreation Center membership is required.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 447-2020

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

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M164 Asser Levy Playground 2014-03-14 2014-03-14 3:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7361, -73.9757 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:48:33 EDT
<![CDATA[After School Ice Skating (Registration Full)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/14/after-school-ice-skating http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/14/after-school-ice-skating Date: March 14, 2014

Learn the basic elements of ice skating through group and individual instruction.

Participation in this 10-session program includes use of all equipment.

Ages 5 – 7. Space is limited; advance registration required.

Please note: Registration is full.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 348-4867

Location: Lasker Pool & Rink (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-03-14 2014-03-14 4:00 pm 4:30 pm 40.7964, -73.9547 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:48:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Adapted Aquatics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/14/adapted-aquatics2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/14/adapted-aquatics2 Date: March 14, 2014

Adapted Aquatics exercise offers a complete body workout and ranges from gentle walking in water to high-energy exercise; it helps alleviate pain, improve circulation, and promote healing and muscle development for those suffering from physical ailments resulting from injury, disease, or aging.

To register, please call our Citywide Aquatics office at 718-760-6969 ext. 0.

Recreation Center membership is required.

Start time: 4:30 pm

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-760-6969 ext. 0

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

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2014-03-14 2014-03-14 4:30 pm 5:30 pm 40.8108, -73.9147 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:48:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Adapted Aquatics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/14/adapted-aquatics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/14/adapted-aquatics Date: March 14, 2014

Adapted Aquatics exercise offers a complete body workout and ranges from gentle walking in water to high-energy exercise; it helps alleviate pain, improve circulation, and promote healing and muscle development for those suffering from physical ailments resulting from injury, disease, or aging.

To register, please call the Citywide Aquatics office at 718-760-6969 ext. 0.

Recreation Center membership is required.

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 271-7572

Location: Flushing Meadows Corona Park Aquatics Center

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2014-03-14 2014-03-14 5:30 pm 6:30 pm 40.7516, -73.8372 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:48:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Les Delices]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/14/les-delices http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/14/les-delices Date: March 14, 2014

King Manor Museum partners with Five Boroughs Music Festival to present Les Delices, a Cleveland-based, critically-acclaimed ensemble performing French Baroque music on period instruments. The program will feature works by Philidor, Guillemain, Leclair, and Rameau.

6:00 pm - Wine & light refreshments

6:30-7:30 pm - Concert

Reservations: $25 in advance, $30 at the door: http://kingmanor.org/events/concert.php

$15 student rate at: http://5bmf.org/buy-tickets/

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 206-0545

Location: King Manor Museum (in Rufus King Park)

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Q023 Rufus King Park 2014-03-14 2014-03-14 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.703, -73.8037 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52f3f05778800.jpg Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:48:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Cardio Sculpt]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/14/shape-up-nyc-cardio-sculpt http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/14/shape-up-nyc-cardio-sculpt Date: March 14, 2014

McDonald Park House is Staten Island's home of Shape Up NYC! Take part in 14 fitness classes per week for free.

Cardio Sculpt is a total body workout that addresses muscle strength and endurance while keeping the heart rate up to burn calories and strengthen the cardio respiratory system. Continuous movement to great music makes it fun!

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: McDonald Park House (in McDonald Playground)

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R034 McDonald Playground 2014-03-14 2014-03-14 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.6291, -74.1155 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:48:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Doors To The Bronx Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/15/doors-to-the-bronx-exhibition1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/15/doors-to-the-bronx-exhibition1 Date: March 15, 2014

An art exhibition comprised of paintings made by Bronx artist Danilo Peguero. This exhibition is a celebration of the Bronx's rich architectural history. The show features some of the most interesting and glamorous doors that beautify and protect the heart of the unconquerable Bronx.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-03-15 2014-03-15 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:48:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: “Get the Picture?”]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/15/art-in-the-garden-get-the-picture3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/15/art-in-the-garden-get-the-picture3 Date: March 15, 2014

Artist Alan Richards’s colorful satirical composite images, or photomanipulations, feature elements juxtaposed to create pieces that portray humor and whimsy.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-03-15 2014-03-15 8:00 am 4:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:48:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Greenmarket at Grand Army Plaza]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/15/greenmarket-at-grand-army-plaza http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/15/greenmarket-at-grand-army-plaza Date: March 15, 2014

At what other market can you do all your food shopping, sample local wine, and take walk in Prospect Park? Open since 1989, Grand Army Plaza is the flagship Brooklyn market. EBT/Food Stamps and WIC & Senior FMNP coupons accepted year-round.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Grand Army Plaza

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B040 Grand Army Plaza 2014-03-15 2014-03-15 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.6735, -73.9701 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52c7206a84855.jpg Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:48:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Volunteer to Install Deer Browse Guards at Conference House Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/15/conference-house-park-installing-deer-browse-guards http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/15/conference-house-park-installing-deer-browse-guards Date: March 15, 2014

Volunteer with Natural Areas Volunteers (NAV) at Conference House Park to help protect our young trees from deer browse. Volunteers will be trained in proper fitting and installation of tree guards. These tree guards will prevent deer from rubbing and feeding on young trees. Come dressed in sturdy boots or shoes and warm clothing that can get dirty. Please meet your NAV Technical Leader at Hylan Boulevard and Satterlee Street near the Conference House visitors center.

Space is limited. Registration is required for this event.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-3317

Location: Hylan Blvd and Satterlee Street

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2014-03-15 2014-03-15 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.5028, -74.2519 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:48:33 EDT
<![CDATA[ESL Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/15/esl-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/15/esl-class Date: March 15, 2014

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-03-15 2014-03-15 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:48:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Shaking in Your Seat]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/15/shaking-in-your-seat http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/15/shaking-in-your-seat Date: March 15, 2014

This energizing, seated workout for adults and seniors invigorates and infuses new interest and enthusiasm in fitness. It uses exciting latin rhythms with easy to follow steps from cha-cha, mambo, merengue, salsa, bachata, flamenco, cumbia, old-school dances and even belly-dancing, making it fun, safe and healthy for all.

Recreation Center membership is required to participate.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:15 am

Contact phone: (212) 927-1563

Location: J. Hood Wright Recreation Center (in J. Hood Wright Park)

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M099 J. Hood Wright Park 2014-03-15 2014-03-15 9:30 am 10:15 am 40.8469, -73.9399 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:48:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Zumba]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/15/shape-up-nyc-zumba http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/15/shape-up-nyc-zumba Date: March 15, 2014

McDonald Park House is Staten Island's home of Shape Up NYC! Take part in 14 fitness classes per week for free.

Zumba is a fusion of Latin, International and popular music dance themes creating a dynamic, exciting, effective fitness system! The routines feature aerobic, fitness interval training with a combination of fast and slow rhythms that tone and sculpt the body with easy to follow dance steps.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: McDonald Park House (in McDonald Playground)

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R034 McDonald Playground 2014-03-15 2014-03-15 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.6291, -74.1155 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:48:33 EDT
<![CDATA[The Orchid Show: Key West Contemporary]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/15/the-orchid-show-key-west-contemporary http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/15/the-orchid-show-key-west-contemporary Date: March 15, 2014

Step out of the bustling city and into the Florida Keys, where the dramatic beauty of a flourishing tropical garden is amplified by vibrant architecture to recall this particular island's charm and ambience.

The Enid A. Haupt Conservatory's sprawling glasshouse galleries are transformed into a modernist Key West estate garden inspired by a garden originally designed by award-winning landscape architect Raymond Jungles for Susan Henshaw Jones, who is President of the Museum of the City of New York, and Judge Richard K. Eaton.

Immerse yourself in an effusion of orchids blooming among still, geometric reflecting pools, soaring angular pergolas, and sleek benches.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2014-03-15 2014-03-15 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:48:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Close: A Journey in Scotland at The New York Botanical Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/15/close-a-journey-in-scotland-at-the-new-york-botanical-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/15/close-a-journey-in-scotland-at-the-new-york-botanical-garden Date: March 15, 2014

The word "close" is a traditional Scottish word that describes a landscape so inspirational that heaven seems closer to Earth in that place.

In 2004 when landscape photographer and journalist Allan Pollok-Morris learned that Little Sparta, a garden designed by Ian Hamilton Finlay, had been named the most important work of art in Scotland, he was inspired to travel throughout his home country in search of new works in landscape design and land art.

This exhibition documents Pollok-Morris's journey and celebrates the creations of many notable contemporary designers and artists working in the Scottish landscape. Through his documentary-style photographs, Pollok-Morris aims to capture "everyday" images of these landscapes from the point of view of those who envisioned and created them. The exhibition uses examples from all corners of the country to celebrate the important role of gardens and land art in international arts and culture.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 817-8700

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2014-03-15 2014-03-15 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:48:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Tunisian Crochet Beginners]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/15/tunisian-crochet-beginners http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/15/tunisian-crochet-beginners Date: March 15, 2014

Learn basic Tunisian or Afghan crochet in this class, where you'll learn to use the technique to make a pot holder.

Materials required:

  • One skein light colored worsted weight (#4) yarn
  • #H crochet hook

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-03-15 2014-03-15 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:48:33 EDT