NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2015 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://www.nycgovparks.org/sub_things_to_do/upcoming_events/events_search.php NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Fri, 22 May 2015 09:22:04 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[ESL Beginners Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/14/esl-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/14/esl-class Date: February 14, 2015

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-02-14 2015-02-14 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 12 Feb 2015 17:00:09 EST
<![CDATA[Greenmarket at Grand Army Plaza]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/14/greenmarket-at-grand-army-plaza http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/14/greenmarket-at-grand-army-plaza Date: February 14, 2015

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Grand Army Plaza

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B040 Grand Army Plaza 2015-02-14 2015-02-14 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.6735, -73.9701 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Van Cortlandt Track Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/14/van-cortlandt-track-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/14/van-cortlandt-track-club Date: February 14, 2015

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

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Van Cortlandt Stadium (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2015-02-14 2015-02-14 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.888, -73.8968 Wed, 06 May 2015 12:02:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park (Saturdays)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/14/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park-saturdays http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/14/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park-saturdays Date: February 14, 2015

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

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

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

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

Please note: Fitness programs are canceled if the weather is lower than 20 degrees and when there are icy conditions.

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 9:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2015-02-14 2015-02-14 8:30 am 9:30 am 40.8606, -73.9338 Tue, 05 May 2015 14:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Art In the Garden: Paul Lin & Botanical Therapeutic Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/14/art-in-the-garden-paul-lin-botanical-therapeutic-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/14/art-in-the-garden-paul-lin-botanical-therapeutic-art Date: February 14, 2015

Blending fine art and traditional crafts, Lin explores natural materials, transforming them into stunning landscapes and portraits. Watch for news about an art workshop and closing reception in the Spring Calendar and on our website

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-02-14 2015-02-14 9:00 am 4:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Mon, 15 Dec 2014 18:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC Zumba]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/14/zumba http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/14/zumba Date: February 14, 2015

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-02-14 2015-02-14 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:19 EST
<![CDATA[Health and Race Walking]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/14/health-and-race-walking http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/14/health-and-race-walking Date: February 14, 2015

Moderate to brisk walks led by the NY Walkers Club for people 18 years and older of all abilities. This low-impact fitness program is perfect for those who want to get in shape, build muscle tone, strength and increase cardiovascular health while enjoying Central Park's beautiful landscapes. Clinics are held every Saturday morning from 9:30am-11:00am at the North Meadow Recreation Center. Free. No pre-registration required and open to all abilities.

Programs 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.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 348-4867

Location: North Meadow Recreation Center (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-02-14 2015-02-14 9:30 am 11:00 am 40.7911, -73.9597 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/546cfae71f144.jpg Wed, 19 Nov 2014 17:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: I Heart Pollinators]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/14/family-art-project-i-heart-pollinators http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/14/family-art-project-i-heart-pollinators Date: February 14, 2015

Visit Wave Hill’s Tropical House—housed in one wing of the Marco Polo Stufano Conservatory—and breathe in the fragrance of greenhouse flowers while enjoying their colorful blooms.

Using a variety of charming style, and adding a pollinator helper, make your own lovely, lacy, feathery, and flowerful Valentine’s Day cards.

Free, and admission to the grounds is free until noon.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-02-14 2015-02-14 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8987, -73.9125 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54c144378baa2.jpg Fri, 23 Jan 2015 18:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Momofuku Milk Bar Pop-Up in Madison Square Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/14/momofuku-milk-bar-popup-in-madison-square-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/14/momofuku-milk-bar-popup-in-madison-square-park Date: February 14, 2015

This temporary sweets shop will feature cereal-milk hot chocolate, hot cider with miso butterscotch, birthday cake truffles, and much more.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Madison Square Park

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M052 Madison Square Park 2015-02-14 2015-02-14 10:00 am 8:00 pm 40.7413, -73.9884 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54c9699f66c06.jpg Wed, 28 Jan 2015 19:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[ESL Advanced Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/14/esl-advanced http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/14/esl-advanced Date: February 14, 2015

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-02-14 2015-02-14 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 19:00:08 EST
<![CDATA[Tai Chi Chuan]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/14/tai-chi-chuan http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/14/tai-chi-chuan Date: February 14, 2015

Quiet like a mountain, moving like a river, Tai Chi is a sequence of gentle movements based on images found in nature.

In this hour-long class, Irving Yee, a member of the William CC Chen Tai Chi School, introduces students to the internal martial arts and promotes an awareness of its benefits.

Sessions are held indoors in winter.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-02-14 2015-02-14 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.8991, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54c65bb07374c.jpg Mon, 26 Jan 2015 16:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[NYC Compost Project Workshop: Crazy for Composting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/14/bronx-greenup-workshop-crazy-for-composting http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/14/bronx-greenup-workshop-crazy-for-composting Date: February 14, 2015

Are you passionate about composting but want more from your bin? This Q&A session provides practical tips, advice, and the encouragement you need to take composting to the next level, whether you are just starting out or have been digging in for years.

Registered GreenThumb community gardens and Grow to Learn registered schools will be able to request an order of compost, soil, or clean fill for spring delivery.

There are two sessions: 10 a.m.–12 p.m. and 1–3 p.m.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 817-8543

Location: New York Botanical Garden

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2015-02-14 2015-02-14 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.8626, -73.8783 Tue, 10 Feb 2015 13:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC Body Sculpting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/14/shape-up-nyc-body-sculpting http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/14/shape-up-nyc-body-sculpting Date: February 14, 2015

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-02-14 2015-02-14 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:13 EST
<![CDATA[Family Craft Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/14/family-craft-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/14/family-craft-day Date: February 14, 2015

Come join us for Valentine's Day-themed craft projects!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 471-4818

Location: Sorrentino Recreation Center

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Q446 Sorrentino Recreation Center 2015-02-14 2015-02-14 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.6024, -73.7625 Thu, 12 Feb 2015 17:00:12 EST
<![CDATA[In-Store Artist: Erica Rosenbaum]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/14/instore-artist-erica-rosenbaum http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/14/instore-artist-erica-rosenbaum Date: February 14, 2015

Local jewelry artist Erika Rosenbaum will be on hand in The Shop at Wave Hill with a selection of her jewelry designs, including heart pendants evoking twisting garden vines and organic wave forms.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-02-14 2015-02-14 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.8991, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54c6619b7961f.jpg Mon, 26 Jan 2015 16:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Great Backyard Bird Count]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/14/great-backyard-bird-count http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/14/great-backyard-bird-count Date: February 14, 2015

Join the Queens Botanical Garden for the 18th annual bird counting event. Our results will be added to those submitted from around the world. Meet at the Visitor & Administration Building lobby. To register, email sromar@queensbotanical.org.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-02-14 2015-02-14 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Tue, 16 Dec 2014 18:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Birding: Winter Birds]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/14/birding-winter-birds http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/14/birding-winter-birds Date: February 14, 2015

New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife. Our Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in the urban jungle. We offer birding programs throughout the year, but now is a great time of year to observe species which live in NYC Parks during the winter. Birding programs are appropriate for all skill levels and beginners are welcome.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Ridgewood Reservoir

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2015-02-14 2015-02-14 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.6864, -73.8892 Wed, 06 May 2015 12:00:23 EDT
<![CDATA[Valentine's Day Cookie-Decorating Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/14/valentines-day-cookiedecorating-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/14/valentines-day-cookiedecorating-workshop Date: February 14, 2015

Roses are red, violets are blue, cookies are colorful and sprinkles are, too!

Bring your sweethearts to Wave Hill this Valentine’s Day for a special cookie-decorating event. Use sanding sugars, cookie icing, and a variety of sprinkles to design your own cookies. Fill a box with your creations to show that certain someone how much you love them.

Perfect for families and crafty visitors of all ages.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-02-14 2015-02-14 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.8987, -73.9125 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54c1493c69b25.jpg Fri, 23 Jan 2015 18:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[ESL Intermediate Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/14/esl-intermediate http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/14/esl-intermediate Date: February 14, 2015

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

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-02-14 2015-02-14 11:30 am 12:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 19:00:10 EST
<![CDATA[Introduction to Bird Watching]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/14/introduction-to-bird-watching http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/14/introduction-to-bird-watching Date: February 14, 2015

Look! Up in the sky, it’s a bird! But what kind of bird is it? Join the Prospect Park Alliance to learn about the magnificent array of birds that call Prospect Park home.

Led by the Brooklyn Bird Club.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-02-14 2015-02-14 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 Wed, 18 Mar 2015 13:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Hands-on History: 19th Century Valentines]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/14/handson-history http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/14/handson-history Date: February 14, 2015

Celebrate with your loved ones at King Manor! Decorate a picture frame and create 19th century-inspired Valentines to give to your sweetheart. Families with children of all ages are welcome!

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 206-0545 x13

Location: King Manor Museum (in Rufus King Park)

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Q023 Rufus King Park 2015-02-14 2015-02-14 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.703, -73.8037 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54b947b80d45c.JPG Fri, 16 Jan 2015 17:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Starting Your Own Web Comic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/14/starting-your-own-web-comic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/14/starting-your-own-web-comic Date: February 14, 2015

Creating your own comic style art website with Caroll Burell. Ms. Burell is the creator of the web comic SPQR Blues under the name Klio. She whe will talk about how to create your own web comic. For ages 10 years - adults

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-02-14 2015-02-14 12:00 pm 1:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Tue, 03 Feb 2015 18:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Citizenship Classes for Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/14/citizenship-classes-for-adults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/14/citizenship-classes-for-adults Date: February 14, 2015

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

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-02-14 2015-02-14 12:30 pm 1:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 19:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Community Conversations for Kids: Democracy]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/14/community-conversations-for-kids-democracy http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/14/community-conversations-for-kids-democracy Date: February 14, 2015

In another New York Council for the Humanities’ Conversations with Kids program, this time focusing on the topic of democracy, we will read and discuss the book Pearl Moscowitz’s Last Stand by Arthur A. Levine. In this story, Pearl takes a radical stand when the city threatens to cut down the last tree on her shattered block; Pearl’s story represents standing up for justice, accepting change, having pride, and getting involved in your community. This program is free to children and their adult companions.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 939-0647

Location: Kingsland Homestead

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2015-02-14 2015-02-14 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.7637, -73.824 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54a192d1da6b5.jpg Mon, 29 Dec 2014 19:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Nature's Workshop: Winter Journal Writing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/14/natures-workshop-winter-journal-writing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/14/natures-workshop-winter-journal-writing Date: February 14, 2015

Urban Park Rangers Nature Centers are your gateway to New York City parks. Each serves as an in–park community center for public education, recreational activities, and environmental studies. The centers serve as starting points for walking tours and workshop sites for educational programs for the whole family. This winter, join us for the Nature's Workshop series. Each program in this series explores its topic in depth and allows you to develop a skill, participate in a hands-on project, and indulge your curiosity. All supplies provided.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Blue Heron Nature Center (in Blue Heron Park)

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R119 Blue Heron Park 2015-02-14 2015-02-14 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.5309, -74.1778 Wed, 06 May 2015 12:01:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Loving The Greenbelt]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/14/loving-the-greenbelt http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/14/loving-the-greenbelt Date: February 14, 2015

Fall in love with the forest and all the animals that make their homes in Staten Island's Greenbelt.

Discover the animals that stay together and the others that have more than one mate. We will make a craft, enjoy a story, and if the weather allows, we will take a short hike.

This program is suitable for ages 4-8 with adult chaperone. Registration and pre-payment is required.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2015-02-14 2015-02-14 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.5884, -74.1391 Thu, 12 Feb 2015 17:00:12 EST
<![CDATA[NYC Compost Project Workshop: Crazy for Composting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/14/bronx-greenup-workshop-crazy-for-composting1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/14/bronx-greenup-workshop-crazy-for-composting1 Date: February 14, 2015

This session will focus on troubleshooting all manner of compost issues, from pests to people management. The NYC Department of Health's rat expert Caroline Bragdon will be on hand to answer any rodent-related questions.

Registered GreenThumb community gardens and Grow to Learn registered school gardens will be able to request an order of compost, soil, or clean fill for spring delivery. There are two sessions: 10 a.m.–12 p.m. and 1–3 p.m.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 817-8543

Location: New York Botanical Garden

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2015-02-14 2015-02-14 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.8626, -73.8783 Tue, 10 Feb 2015 13:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Historic New York: Foundations of Inwood]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/14/historic-new-york-foundations-of-inwood http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/14/historic-new-york-foundations-of-inwood Date: February 14, 2015

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

This program begins with an indoor slideshow detailing the early residents and history of Inwood Hill Park. Then head outdoors for a hike through the trails to visit some of these former sites. This moderate hike includes hills, rugged terrain, and possible snowy conditions due to weather.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Payson Center (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2015-02-14 2015-02-14 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.8672, -73.9289 Wed, 06 May 2015 12:01:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Le Petit Zen Art - Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/14/le-petit-zen-artadults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/14/le-petit-zen-artadults Date: February 14, 2015

Participants (16 years old - adult) will create small works of art utilizing multiple mediums.

Works will be created on surfaces measuring 4"x6" or less, utilizing, both conventional and non-conventional materials.

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-02-14 2015-02-14 1:30 pm 3:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 04 Dec 2014 11:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/14/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/14/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour Date: February 14, 2015

Travel past the Pond and Gapstow Bridge, and onto the Dairy on this trip through the southern Central Park highlights. The route involves moderate inclines and some stairs.

Tours take place rain or shine, except in extreme weather conditions (heavy rain, sustained winds of 30 m.p.h. or more, snowstorms, and a wind chill below 25 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: 2:00 pm

End time: 2:45 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

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

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M010 Central Park 2015-02-14 2015-02-14 2:00 pm 2:45 pm 40.7655, -73.9722 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/549d96851868a.jpg Mon, 29 Dec 2014 18:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Lecture on Charles Dickens & Edgar Allan Poe]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/14/charles-dickens-e-a-poe-talk-with-michael-patrick-hearns http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/14/charles-dickens-e-a-poe-talk-with-michael-patrick-hearns Date: February 14, 2015

Michael Patrick Hearn is an American literary scholar and one of America's leading men of letters specializing in children's literature and its illustration. He will be discussing Charles Dickens and Edgar Allan Poe.

For ages 15-adults

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-02-14 2015-02-14 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 06 Feb 2015 13:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Paper Arts & Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/14/paper-arts-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/14/paper-arts-crafts Date: February 14, 2015

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-02-14 2015-02-14 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Tue, 06 Jan 2015 13:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Union Square: Crossroads of New York Walking Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/14/union-square-crossroads-of-new-york-walking-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/14/union-square-crossroads-of-new-york-walking-tour Date: February 14, 2015

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 517-1826

Location: Abraham Lincoln Statue (in Union Square Park)

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M089 Union Square Park 2015-02-14 2015-02-14 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.7363, -73.9901 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54cfe899a5d4d.jpg Tue, 14 Apr 2015 16:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Remembering Yesterday: Queens and Its World's Fairs]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/14/remembering-yesterday-queens-and-its-worlds-fairs http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/14/remembering-yesterday-queens-and-its-worlds-fairs Date: February 14, 2015

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

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

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 939-0647

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

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Q022 Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech 2015-02-14 2015-02-14 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.7637, -73.824 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/539f45af106a7.jpg Fri, 17 Apr 2015 17:00:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Badminton]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/14/family-badminton http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/14/family-badminton Date: February 14, 2015

Grab a racket and birdie, and come join us for an afternoon of family badminton! Popcorn will be served, but we encourage you to bring your own bottled water.

Recreation center membership is required for children. Please call the center for more details.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:45 pm

Contact phone: (718) 263-1163

Location: Lost Battalion Hall Recreation Center

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2015-02-14 2015-02-14 2:30 pm 4:45 pm 40.7322, -73.8652 Thu, 12 Feb 2015 17:00:11 EST
<![CDATA[Fourth Annual Ice Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/14/fourth-annual-ice-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/14/fourth-annual-ice-festival Date: February 14, 2015

This Valentine’s Day, celebrate your love of Central Park at Central Park Conservancy's fourth annual Ice Festival. Witness ice-carving artists from Okamoto Studio use electric chain saws, chisels, and picks to transform more than 3,000 pounds of ice into a glistening replica of the Park’s most romantic statue - Romeo and Juliet by Milton Hebald (1966).

As night falls, revel among colorful lights as the Mall becomes a 1980s-themed silent disco with live DJs, all as part of Central Park Conservancy’s 35th Anniversary celebration.

Events

3:00 pm – 5:00 pm: Live ice carving by Okamoto Studio

3:00 pm: InstaMeet, a creative photo challenge; visit Central Park's official Instagram account, @centralparknyc, for details

5:00 pm – 7:00 pm: Silent Disco with three DJ's simultaneously spinning 80's, Top 40, and your favorite NYC artists into headphones powered by: Quiet Events

Ongoing

  • Central Park Conservancy Trivia
  • 80's-themed photo booth fun
  • Mini-cupcakes provided by Sprinkles at 5:00 pm (limited availability)
  • Bites, treats, and other food truck fare for purchase by Milk Truck, Waffles and Dinges, and Uncle Gussy's
  • Dazzling lights in a romantic Central Park setting

What is a Silent Disco?

It's a dance party with headphones; you choose the music. Starting at 5:00 pm, two live DJs take the stage at the same time, playing 80's, Top 40, and your favorite NYC artists. You choose the channel with your favorite music genre and dance the night away. The glowing, color-coded headsets show which music other partygoers are listening to, so you can dance along with your friends.

What to Wear

Baby, it's cold outside! Dress warmly; the event is entirely outdoors. Otherwise, dress to celebrate Central Park Conservancy’s 35th Anniversary - styles from the 1980's and today are welcome!

RSVP and More Info

Open to all ages. Free; RSVP via Eventbrite is strongly recommended but not required. Onsite registration is also available. No bag/coat check available. Quiet Events requires an ID or credit card to check out a pair of headphones. ID will be given back when headphones are returned. In the unlikely event that you lose the headphones you checked out, Quiet Events will charge a $35 replacement fee on-site.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 776-1066

Location: Naumburg Bandshell (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-02-14 2015-02-14 3:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.7725, -73.9711 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54dbcb9d2db6a.jpg Wed, 11 Feb 2015 17:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Winter Chamber Music Valentine’s Day Concert]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/14/winter-chamber-music-valentines-day-concert http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/14/winter-chamber-music-valentines-day-concert Date: February 14, 2015

The Musicians of the Crimson Menagerie, an ensemble specializing in nineteenth-century salon music, present an evening of romantic pieces by Mozart, Haydn, Boccherini, and Beethoven in honor of St. Valentine’s Day.

Tickets may be purchased in advance online at www.bpmm.org or at the door. Registration is requested at (718) 885-1461 or info@bpmm.org

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 885-1461

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2015-02-14 2015-02-14 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.8719, -73.8055 Wed, 06 May 2015 12:03:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Love in the Parlors: A Valentine in Concert]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/14/love-in-the-parlors-a-valentine-in-concert http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/14/love-in-the-parlors-a-valentine-in-concert Date: February 14, 2015

The Bond Street Euterpean Singing Society presents lush, romantic vocal music of the world’s greatest 19th-century composers performed in the Museum’s Greek Revival parlors . Singers Anthony Bellov, Jane Elizabeth Rady, and Dayle Vander Sande perform rarely heard gems by Rossini, Schumann, Liszt, Delibes, Rachmaninoff, Stephen Foster, and more. Chosen by NBC Online and TimeOut NY as a top pick for Valentine’s Day. 75 minutes.

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 777-1089

Location: Merchant's House Museum

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M318 Merchant's House Museum 2015-02-14 2015-02-14 7:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.7277, -73.9923 Wed, 06 May 2015 12:01:23 EDT
<![CDATA[2014 Emerging Artist Fellowship Exhibition at Socrates Sculpture Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/15/eaf14-2014-emerging-artist-fellowship-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/15/eaf14-2014-emerging-artist-fellowship-exhibition Date: February 15, 2015

The annual Emerging Artist Fellowship (EAF) Exhibition is a cornerstone of Socrates Sculpture Park’s visual arts programming and is widely acclaimed for the ambition, breadth, and innovation of the works on view. Featuring fifteen artists, EAF14 is a survey of the compelling and diverse state of sculpture today.

Each EAF14 artist has engaged with the larger narrative of public space in a dynamic and daring way, building upon Socrates Sculpture Park’s goal to present socially aware, inspiring art in the public realm. EAF14 artists were selected through a highly competitive process that attracted a broad field of nearly 300 candidates, reviewed by the park’s curatorial advisors Anne Barlow (Executive Director, Art in General) and Joe Sheftel (Joe Sheftel Gallery, New York). Selected EAF14 artists were awarded a 2014 Emerging Artist Fellowship, including 24/7 access to the park’s outdoor studio and facilities, as well as the financial, technical, and curatorial support to realize his or her most ambitious work possible.

Image credit: Jordan Griska. Dolos. 2014 Emerging Artist Fellowship Exhibition, Socrates Sculpture Park (Queens, 2014). Photo: Nate Dorr.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: Katie Denny Horowitz

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2015-02-15 2015-02-15 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7687, -73.9369 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54b55480939aa.JPG Tue, 13 Jan 2015 18:00:13 EST
<![CDATA[Art In the Garden: Paul Lin & Botanical Therapeutic Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/15/art-in-the-garden-paul-lin-botanical-therapeutic-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/15/art-in-the-garden-paul-lin-botanical-therapeutic-art Date: February 15, 2015

Blending fine art and traditional crafts, Lin explores natural materials, transforming them into stunning landscapes and portraits. Watch for news about an art workshop and closing reception in the Spring Calendar and on our website

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-02-15 2015-02-15 9:00 am 4:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Mon, 15 Dec 2014 18:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Momofuku Milk Bar Pop-Up in Madison Square Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/15/momofuku-milk-bar-popup-in-madison-square-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/15/momofuku-milk-bar-popup-in-madison-square-park Date: February 15, 2015

This temporary sweets shop will feature cereal-milk hot chocolate, hot cider with miso butterscotch, birthday cake truffles, and much more.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Madison Square Park

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M052 Madison Square Park 2015-02-15 2015-02-15 10:00 am 8:00 pm 40.7413, -73.9884 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54c9699f66c06.jpg Wed, 28 Jan 2015 19:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: I Heart Pollinators]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/15/family-art-project-i-heart-pollinators http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/15/family-art-project-i-heart-pollinators Date: February 15, 2015

Visit Wave Hill’s Tropical House—housed in one wing of the Marco Polo Stufano Conservatory—and breathe in the fragrance of greenhouse flowers while enjoying their colorful blooms.

Using a variety of charming styles. and adding a pollinator helper, make your own lovely, lacy, feathery, and flowerful Valentine’s Day cards.

Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-02-15 2015-02-15 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8987, -73.9125 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54c14468db6da.jpg Fri, 23 Jan 2015 18:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Hatha Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/15/hatha-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/15/hatha-yoga Date: February 15, 2015

Reduce stress and increase your energy by focusing on your posture, breath, mind, body, and spirit.

Classes are led by Yoga for Bliss Director Neem Dewji and other certified instructors. Ms. Dewji is certified in Hatha and Therapeutic Yoga from The Yoga for Health Foundation, England, and The Integral Yoga Institute, NYC.

All levels welcome. Sessions are held indoors in winter. Classes last for 75 minutes.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-02-15 2015-02-15 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.8991, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54c147c7864fd.jpg Fri, 23 Jan 2015 18:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Youth Wheelchair Basketball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/15/youth-wheelchair-basketball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/15/youth-wheelchair-basketball Date: February 15, 2015

NYC Parks' Chelsea Recreation Center is starting a new sports program for children with physical disabilities ages 6-21. Come out and learn to play wheelchair basketball with the New York Rollin' Fury! There are sportschairs available for use at Chelsea Recreation Center, if needed.

For more information, contact Emmanuel Diaz at Emmanuel.Diaz@parks.nyc.gov or (212) 255-3705.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 255-3705

Location: Chelsea Recreation Center

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M260 Chelsea Recreation Center 2015-02-15 2015-02-15 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.7483, -74.0022 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:57 EST
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/15/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/15/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park Date: February 15, 2015

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

See some of the park's most famous landmarks, including Conservatory Water, Bethesda Terrace, the Lake, and Strawberry Fields, on this east-to-west walk. The route involves a few stairs.

Tours take place rain or shine, except in extreme weather conditions (heavy rain, sustained winds of 30 m.p.h. or more, snowstorms, and a wind chill below 25 degrees 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: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

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

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M010 Central Park 2015-02-15 2015-02-15 12:00 pm 1:30 pm 40.7725, -73.967 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/538cbe0e4c275.jpg Fri, 13 Feb 2015 15:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Winter Workspace Workshop: Meditation as Artistic Practice]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/15/winter-workspace-workshop-meditation-as-artistic-practice http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/15/winter-workspace-workshop-meditation-as-artistic-practice Date: February 15, 2015

Winter Workspace artist Saya Woolfalk and meditation leader Biet Simkin introduce you to meditation as artistic practice.

Experience a 50-minute mediation combining breathing, virtual travel, and aural exercises. End with a discussion exploring your experience with the group.

All workshops with Winter Workspace artists begin in their Glyndor Gallery studios with an introduction to their creative process. Unless otherwise noted, art materials are provided. Ages 10 and older are welcome with an adult.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-02-15 2015-02-15 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.8987, -73.9125 Mon, 26 Jan 2015 16:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Animal Tracking]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/15/animal-tracking http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/15/animal-tracking Date: February 15, 2015

Our Urban Park Rangers are skilled in the techniques and development of diverse outdoor skills Learn tips and tricks that will enhance your knowledge of the natural world, and might just save your life. On this program, learn to identify animals tracks to understand animal behavior. All programs are family friendly, but are recommended for ages 8 years and older.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Salt Marsh Nature Center (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2015-02-15 2015-02-15 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.6047, -73.9298 Wed, 06 May 2015 12:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Exploration Hike]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/15/nature-exploration-moderate http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/15/nature-exploration-moderate Date: February 15, 2015

Our Urban Park Ranger hiking guides will introduce you to the hidden gems of New York City. On our hikes, you may explore nature, discover our city’s urban forests, or just unplug form the world to clear your head. Hiking programs feature intensity levels ranging from light, to moderate (longer, faster paced hikes on rugged terrain), to vigorous. This is a moderate hike.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Park Drive and Clove Road (in Clove Lakes Park)

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R005 Clove Lakes Park 2015-02-15 2015-02-15 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.619, -74.1061 Wed, 06 May 2015 12:01:40 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/15/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/15/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: February 15, 2015

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

See some of the park's most iconic places, like Bethesda Terrace and the Lake, and learn about its history, design, and magnificent restoration of these landscapes.

Space is limited; advance ticket purchase is recommended. Tickets are available for purchase 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 30 m.p.h. or more, snowstorms, and a wind chill below 25 degrees 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: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2015-02-15 2015-02-15 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.7691, -73.9741 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/549d9639c1b0c.jpg Fri, 13 Feb 2015 15:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Garden and Conservatory Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/15/garden-and-conservatory-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/15/garden-and-conservatory-highlights-walk Date: February 15, 2015

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

Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-02-15 2015-02-15 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.8991, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54c142d28b73d.jpg Fri, 23 Jan 2015 18:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Composting and Windowsill Gardening]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/15/composting-and-windowsill-gardening http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/15/composting-and-windowsill-gardening Date: February 15, 2015

It's already time to prep some seeds for eventual planting outdoors.

Create a windowsill garden that can live year-round in the comfort of your kitchen, or be proactive in starting seeds for an outdoor plot. Learn about some of the benefits of growing fresh herbs, and also gain an understanding of how to build a better soil for your plants “from the ground up.” Feel free to bring recipes to share.

Recommended for age 7 and up. Registration and pre-payment is required.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2015-02-15 2015-02-15 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.5884, -74.1391 Mon, 09 Feb 2015 15:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Remembering Yesterday: Queens and Its World's Fairs]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/15/remembering-yesterday-queens-and-its-worlds-fairs http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/15/remembering-yesterday-queens-and-its-worlds-fairs Date: February 15, 2015

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

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

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 939-0647

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

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Q022 Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech 2015-02-15 2015-02-15 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.7637, -73.824 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/539f45af106a7.jpg Fri, 17 Apr 2015 17:00:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Hunter Island Night Hike]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/15/hunter-island-night-hike http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/15/hunter-island-night-hike Date: February 15, 2015

Owls, deer, coytoes, and raccoons are among the many animals that call Pelham Bay Park home. Join the Urban Park Rangers for this rare winter night hike. Participants are chosen by lottery. To enter your name in the lottery, visit www.nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Wednesday, February 4th.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 319-7258

Location: Pelham Bay Park

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2015-02-15 2015-02-15 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.8586, -73.8027 Wed, 06 May 2015 12:01:19 EDT
<![CDATA[2014 Emerging Artist Fellowship Exhibition at Socrates Sculpture Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/16/eaf14-2014-emerging-artist-fellowship-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/16/eaf14-2014-emerging-artist-fellowship-exhibition Date: February 16, 2015

The annual Emerging Artist Fellowship (EAF) Exhibition is a cornerstone of Socrates Sculpture Park’s visual arts programming and is widely acclaimed for the ambition, breadth, and innovation of the works on view. Featuring fifteen artists, EAF14 is a survey of the compelling and diverse state of sculpture today.

Each EAF14 artist has engaged with the larger narrative of public space in a dynamic and daring way, building upon Socrates Sculpture Park’s goal to present socially aware, inspiring art in the public realm. EAF14 artists were selected through a highly competitive process that attracted a broad field of nearly 300 candidates, reviewed by the park’s curatorial advisors Anne Barlow (Executive Director, Art in General) and Joe Sheftel (Joe Sheftel Gallery, New York). Selected EAF14 artists were awarded a 2014 Emerging Artist Fellowship, including 24/7 access to the park’s outdoor studio and facilities, as well as the financial, technical, and curatorial support to realize his or her most ambitious work possible.

Image credit: Jordan Griska. Dolos. 2014 Emerging Artist Fellowship Exhibition, Socrates Sculpture Park (Queens, 2014). Photo: Nate Dorr.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: Katie Denny Horowitz

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2015-02-16 2015-02-16 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7687, -73.9369 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54b55480939aa.JPG Tue, 13 Jan 2015 18:00:13 EST
<![CDATA[Exhibition: The Migration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/16/exhibition-the-migration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/16/exhibition-the-migration Date: February 16, 2015

NYC Parks’ Ebony Society invites you to celebrate Black History Month with the Arsenal Gallery exhibition The Migration.

In the midst of tremendous upheaval—two world wars and the Great Depression—a vast movement of people, some 6 million African American descendants of the Antebellum South, fled the racial segregation and discrimination of Jim Crow laws for northern and western U.S. cities. The “Great Migration,” as it is commonly termed, caused a seismic societal demographic shift and left an indelible mark on the urbanization of America. Twenty-two artists share their interpretations of this historical epoch and its impact.

Closed holidays

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-02-16 2015-02-16 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54a2c74e1f850.jpg Mon, 05 Jan 2015 17:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Art In the Garden: Paul Lin & Botanical Therapeutic Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/16/art-in-the-garden-paul-lin-botanical-therapeutic-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/16/art-in-the-garden-paul-lin-botanical-therapeutic-art Date: February 16, 2015

Blending fine art and traditional crafts, Lin explores natural materials, transforming them into stunning landscapes and portraits. Watch for news about an art workshop and closing reception in the Spring Calendar and on our website

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-02-16 2015-02-16 9:00 am 4:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Mon, 15 Dec 2014 18:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Native Ensemble: Artists Chronicle Staten Island's Natural Spaces]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/16/native-ensemble-artists-chronicle-staten-islands-natural-spaces http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/16/native-ensemble-artists-chronicle-staten-islands-natural-spaces Date: February 16, 2015

NYC Parks is pleased to present the exhibition: “Native Ensemble: Artists Chronicle Staten Island’s Natural Spaces”, featuring local Staten Island artists that will run from February 13 – March 29, 2015, with an opening reception on Thursday, February 12th from 7-9 p.m. in the Lenape Gallery at the Conference House Park Visitor Center. The exhibition is curated by Sarah Yuster.

The eight artists featured in the show: David DiLillo, Ann Marie McDonnell, Michael McWeeney, Gail Middleton, Bill Murphy, Kristi Pfister, Melissa West and Sarah Yuster will present inspired 2-D and 3-D works created in a variety of art mediums that explore Staten Island’s natural elements and open spaces in conventional and unconventional techniques. Allusions to the human narrative in these works give way in an effort to shape the poetic and elusive concept of time and nature.

Lenape Gallery hours are Tuesday – Friday 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., and Saturday, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. For additional information please contact Frank Gessner at (718) 227-1463.

Image: Gail Middleton, Raritan Bay: View from the Conference House

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2015-02-16 2015-02-16 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.5026, -74.2518 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54ca6156371aa.jpg Tue, 10 Feb 2015 11:00:07 EST
<![CDATA[Momofuku Milk Bar Pop-Up in Madison Square Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/16/momofuku-milk-bar-popup-in-madison-square-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/16/momofuku-milk-bar-popup-in-madison-square-park Date: February 16, 2015

This temporary sweets shop will feature cereal-milk hot chocolate, hot cider with miso butterscotch, birthday cake truffles, and much more.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Madison Square Park

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M052 Madison Square Park 2015-02-16 2015-02-16 10:00 am 8:00 pm 40.7413, -73.9884 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54c9699f66c06.jpg Wed, 28 Jan 2015 19:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Central Park Tour: West Side Stories]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/16/central-park-tour-west-side-stories http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/16/central-park-tour-west-side-stories Date: February 16, 2015

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

Discover some of the secret spots that West Siders know all-too-well: a lost village, a poetic garden, the Oak Bridge, and a tear drop-shaped landscape that memorializes a fallen musical icon. The route involves moderate inclines and a few stairs.

Space is limited; advance ticket purchase is recommended. Tickets are available onsite for purchase by 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 30 m.p.h. or more, snowstorms, and a wind chill below 25 degrees 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: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

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

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M010 Central Park 2015-02-16 2015-02-16 12:00 pm 1:30 pm 40.782, -73.9714 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51d70601d1d92.jpg Fri, 13 Feb 2015 15:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Presidents Week at Prospect Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/16/presidents-week http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/16/presidents-week Date: February 16, 2015

Join the Prospect Park Alliance during Presidents Week for family-friendly activities at the Prospect Park Audubon Center and Lefferts Historic House.

Alliance Nature Programs
Prospect Park Audubon Center, Free

  • Winter in the Wild, 12–3 p.m.: Bundle up and find out what your favorite Park animals are up to this winter. Join Alliance educators to discover the winter survival strategies of animals that live in Prospect Park. Enjoy nature games, naturalist-led tours, and more!
  • Great Backyard Bird Count, 3–4 p.m.: Where are winter finches and other visiting species? Help Alliance naturalists track North American bird populations; see if late winter movements of songbirds and waterfowl are as far north as they were last year, and if winter weather influenced the region's bird populations.

Coming in from the Cold, 1–4 p.m.
Lefferts Historic House, $3 suggested donation

Come to Lefferts Historic House for some great indoor fun. Learn how to play Nine-Man Morris and make your very own playing board to take home.

Historic House Tours, 1–3:30 p.m.
Lefferts Historic House, $3 suggested donation

View significant artifacts from 19th century family life and walk into a fully furnished 1820s bedroom. Tours every half hour.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-02-16 2015-02-16 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654; 40.6643, -73.9639 Mon, 02 Feb 2015 14:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Kids Week in Brooklyn: Marine Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/16/kids-week-in-brooklyn-marine-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/16/kids-week-in-brooklyn-marine-park Date: February 16, 2015

School is out!! Get outside and get excited. Take the kids to the park to enjoy a variety of nature-related programs and activities with the Urban Park Rangers.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Salt Marsh Nature Center (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2015-02-16 2015-02-16 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.6047, -73.9298 Wed, 06 May 2015 12:01:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids Week in Queens: Fort Totten Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/16/kids-week-in-queens-fort-totten-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/16/kids-week-in-queens-fort-totten-park Date: February 16, 2015

School is out!! Get outside and get excited. Take the kids to the park to enjoy a variety of nature-related programs and activities with the Urban Park Rangers.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Fort Totten Visitor's Center (in Fort Totten Park)

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Q458 Fort Totten Park 2015-02-16 2015-02-16 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.7952, -73.7784 Wed, 06 May 2015 12:01:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids Week in Staten Island: Blue Heron Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/16/kids-week-in-staten-island-blue-heron-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/16/kids-week-in-staten-island-blue-heron-park Date: February 16, 2015

School is out!! Get outside and get excited. Take the kids to the park to enjoy a variety of nature-related programs and activities with the Urban Park Rangers.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Blue Heron Nature Center (in Blue Heron Park)

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R119 Blue Heron Park 2015-02-16 2015-02-16 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.5309, -74.1778 Wed, 06 May 2015 12:01:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids Week in the Bronx: Van Cortlandt Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/16/kids-week-in-van-cortlandt-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/16/kids-week-in-van-cortlandt-park Date: February 16, 2015

School is out! Get outside and get excited. Take the kids to the park to enjoy a variety of nature-related programs and activities with the Urban Park Rangers.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 548-0912

Location: Van Cortlandt Nature Center (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2015-02-16 2015-02-16 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.8911, -73.894 Wed, 06 May 2015 12:01:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Adapted Swim Program for People with Disabilities at Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/16/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/16/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities Date: February 16, 2015

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

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

Location: Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center

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M063 Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center 2015-02-16 2015-02-16 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.7715, -73.9885 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:18 EST
<![CDATA[Kids Week in Manhattan: Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/16/kids-week-in-manhattan-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/16/kids-week-in-manhattan-central-park Date: February 16, 2015

School is out! Get outside and get excited. Take the kids to the park to enjoy a variety of nature-related programs and activities with the Urban Park Rangers.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-02-16 2015-02-16 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.7971, -73.9515 Wed, 06 May 2015 12:01:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Sit Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/16/sit-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/16/sit-aerobics Date: February 16, 2015

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

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

Start time: 2:15 pm

End time: 3:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 387-7687

Location: Hamilton Fish Recreation Center (in Hamilton Fish Park)

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M033 Hamilton Fish Park 2015-02-16 2015-02-16 2:15 pm 3:15 pm 40.7198, -73.9818 Tue, 28 Apr 2015 16:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/17/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/17/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park2 Date: February 17, 2015

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2015-02-17 2015-02-17 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.8606, -73.9338 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5395c8d750ccf.jpg Fri, 13 Mar 2015 11:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Dickens: A Celebration In Pictures]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/17/dickens-a-celebration-in-pictures http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/17/dickens-a-celebration-in-pictures Date: February 17, 2015

We're celebrating the author's birthday with illustrations of his most important literary works, exhibiting at the Poe Park Visitor Center's gallery. The exhibit offers a selection of works provided by Childrens Book Illustrators Group, featuring works of art from 14 illustrators. This exhibition will particularly appeal to children and is great for the entire family, with programming designed for visitors ages 5 and up. NYC Parks is partnering with Childrens Book Illustrators Group for this exhibition. Contributers include literary historian, Michael Patrick Hearn and biographer and literary scholar Fred Kaplan.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-02-17 2015-02-17 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54cd2383969ba.jpg Mon, 02 Feb 2015 19:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[2014 Emerging Artist Fellowship Exhibition at Socrates Sculpture Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/17/eaf14-2014-emerging-artist-fellowship-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/17/eaf14-2014-emerging-artist-fellowship-exhibition Date: February 17, 2015

The annual Emerging Artist Fellowship (EAF) Exhibition is a cornerstone of Socrates Sculpture Park’s visual arts programming and is widely acclaimed for the ambition, breadth, and innovation of the works on view. Featuring fifteen artists, EAF14 is a survey of the compelling and diverse state of sculpture today.

Each EAF14 artist has engaged with the larger narrative of public space in a dynamic and daring way, building upon Socrates Sculpture Park’s goal to present socially aware, inspiring art in the public realm. EAF14 artists were selected through a highly competitive process that attracted a broad field of nearly 300 candidates, reviewed by the park’s curatorial advisors Anne Barlow (Executive Director, Art in General) and Joe Sheftel (Joe Sheftel Gallery, New York). Selected EAF14 artists were awarded a 2014 Emerging Artist Fellowship, including 24/7 access to the park’s outdoor studio and facilities, as well as the financial, technical, and curatorial support to realize his or her most ambitious work possible.

Image credit: Jordan Griska. Dolos. 2014 Emerging Artist Fellowship Exhibition, Socrates Sculpture Park (Queens, 2014). Photo: Nate Dorr.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: Katie Denny Horowitz

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2015-02-17 2015-02-17 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7687, -73.9369 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54b55480939aa.JPG Tue, 13 Jan 2015 18:00:13 EST
<![CDATA[Exhibition: The Migration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/17/exhibition-the-migration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/17/exhibition-the-migration Date: February 17, 2015

NYC Parks’ Ebony Society invites you to celebrate Black History Month with the Arsenal Gallery exhibition The Migration.

In the midst of tremendous upheaval—two world wars and the Great Depression—a vast movement of people, some 6 million African American descendants of the Antebellum South, fled the racial segregation and discrimination of Jim Crow laws for northern and western U.S. cities. The “Great Migration,” as it is commonly termed, caused a seismic societal demographic shift and left an indelible mark on the urbanization of America. Twenty-two artists share their interpretations of this historical epoch and its impact.

Closed holidays

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-02-17 2015-02-17 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54a2c74e1f850.jpg Mon, 05 Jan 2015 17:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Art In the Garden: Paul Lin & Botanical Therapeutic Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/17/art-in-the-garden-paul-lin-botanical-therapeutic-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/17/art-in-the-garden-paul-lin-botanical-therapeutic-art Date: February 17, 2015

Blending fine art and traditional crafts, Lin explores natural materials, transforming them into stunning landscapes and portraits. Watch for news about an art workshop and closing reception in the Spring Calendar and on our website

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-02-17 2015-02-17 9:00 am 4:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Mon, 15 Dec 2014 18:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Momofuku Milk Bar Pop-Up in Madison Square Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/17/momofuku-milk-bar-popup-in-madison-square-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/17/momofuku-milk-bar-popup-in-madison-square-park Date: February 17, 2015

This temporary sweets shop will feature cereal-milk hot chocolate, hot cider with miso butterscotch, birthday cake truffles, and much more.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Madison Square Park

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M052 Madison Square Park 2015-02-17 2015-02-17 10:00 am 8:00 pm 40.7413, -73.9884 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54c9699f66c06.jpg Wed, 28 Jan 2015 19:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Native Ensemble: Artists Chronicle Staten Island's Natural Spaces]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/17/native-ensemble-artists-chronicle-staten-islands-natural-spaces http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/17/native-ensemble-artists-chronicle-staten-islands-natural-spaces Date: February 17, 2015

NYC Parks is pleased to present the exhibition: “Native Ensemble: Artists Chronicle Staten Island’s Natural Spaces”, featuring local Staten Island artists that will run from February 13 – March 29, 2015, with an opening reception on Thursday, February 12th from 7-9 p.m. in the Lenape Gallery at the Conference House Park Visitor Center. The exhibition is curated by Sarah Yuster.

The eight artists featured in the show: David DiLillo, Ann Marie McDonnell, Michael McWeeney, Gail Middleton, Bill Murphy, Kristi Pfister, Melissa West and Sarah Yuster will present inspired 2-D and 3-D works created in a variety of art mediums that explore Staten Island’s natural elements and open spaces in conventional and unconventional techniques. Allusions to the human narrative in these works give way in an effort to shape the poetic and elusive concept of time and nature.

Lenape Gallery hours are Tuesday – Friday 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., and Saturday, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. For additional information please contact Frank Gessner at (718) 227-1463.

Image: Gail Middleton, Raritan Bay: View from the Conference House

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2015-02-17 2015-02-17 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.5026, -74.2518 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54ca6156371aa.jpg Tue, 10 Feb 2015 11:00:07 EST
<![CDATA[The Presidents Behind the Parks Hike]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/17/the-presidents-behind-the-parks-hike http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/17/the-presidents-behind-the-parks-hike Date: February 17, 2015

Join us for a hike through the central Greenbelt as we quote and discuss the presidents who conserved parkland across America. The hike begins at the Greenbelt Nature Center and will last about one hour. Recommended for ages 7 and up. Registration recommended.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2015-02-17 2015-02-17 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.5884, -74.1391 Mon, 09 Feb 2015 19:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Outdoor Adventures: Clove Lakes Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/17/outdoor-adventures-clove-lakes-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/17/outdoor-adventures-clove-lakes-park Date: February 17, 2015

This nature hikes is appropriate for all ages. Wear weather-appropriate clothing and sturdy shoes.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 727-1135

Location: Martling Avenue Bridge (in Clove Lakes Park)

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R005 Clove Lakes Park 2015-02-17 2015-02-17 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.6225, -74.1183 Mon, 02 Feb 2015 12:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Presidents Week at Prospect Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/17/presidents-week http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/17/presidents-week Date: February 17, 2015

Join the Prospect Park Alliance during Presidents Week for family-friendly activities at the Prospect Park Audubon Center and Lefferts Historic House.

Alliance Nature Programs
Prospect Park Audubon Center, Free

  • Winter in the Wild, 12–3 p.m.: Bundle up and find out what your favorite Park animals are up to this winter. Join Alliance educators to discover the winter survival strategies of animals that live in Prospect Park. Enjoy nature games, naturalist-led tours, and more!
  • Great Backyard Bird Count, 3–4 p.m.: Where are winter finches and other visiting species? Help Alliance naturalists track North American bird populations; see if late winter movements of songbirds and waterfowl are as far north as they were last year, and if winter weather influenced the region's bird populations.

Coming in from the Cold, 1–4 p.m.
Lefferts Historic House, $3 suggested donation

Come to Lefferts Historic House for some great indoor fun. Learn how to play Nine-Man Morris and make your very own playing board to take home.

Historic House Tours, 1–3:30 p.m.
Lefferts Historic House, $3 suggested donation

View significant artifacts from 19th century family life and walk into a fully furnished 1820s bedroom. Tours every half hour.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-02-17 2015-02-17 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654; 40.6643, -73.9639 Mon, 02 Feb 2015 14:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/17/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/17/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park Date: February 17, 2015

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

See some of the park's most famous landmarks, including Conservatory Water, Bethesda Terrace, the Lake, and Strawberry Fields, on this east-to-west walk. The route involves a few stairs.

Tours take place rain or shine, except in extreme weather conditions (heavy rain, sustained winds of 30 m.p.h. or more, snowstorms, and a wind chill below 25 degrees 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: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

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

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M010 Central Park 2015-02-17 2015-02-17 12:00 pm 1:30 pm 40.7725, -73.967 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/538cbe0e4c275.jpg Tue, 17 Feb 2015 11:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Abs Workout]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/17/abs-work-out http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/17/abs-work-out Date: February 17, 2015

Exercise workout focusing on abs, especially strength training your core

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-02-17 2015-02-17 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:15 EST
<![CDATA[Animal Tracks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/17/animal-tracks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/17/animal-tracks Date: February 17, 2015

Animals leave clues about where they have been. Learn how to identify Greenbelt animals by their footprints. Practice your identification skills with a game of Animal Track bingo. Weather permitting, we will take a short hike on a nature trail to see tracks in the soil [or mud or snow]. Recommended for ages 5-9. Registration and prepayment required,

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2015-02-17 2015-02-17 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.5884, -74.1391 Mon, 09 Feb 2015 19:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Kids Week in Brooklyn: Marine Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/17/kids-week-in-brooklyn-marine-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/17/kids-week-in-brooklyn-marine-park Date: February 17, 2015

School is out!! Get outside and get excited. Take the kids to the park to enjoy a variety of nature-related programs and activities with the Urban Park Rangers.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Salt Marsh Nature Center (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2015-02-17 2015-02-17 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.6047, -73.9298 Wed, 06 May 2015 12:01:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids Week in Queens: Fort Totten Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/17/kids-week-in-queens-fort-totten-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/17/kids-week-in-queens-fort-totten-park Date: February 17, 2015

School is out!! Get outside and get excited. Take the kids to the park to enjoy a variety of nature-related programs and activities with the Urban Park Rangers.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Fort Totten Visitor's Center (in Fort Totten Park)

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Q458 Fort Totten Park 2015-02-17 2015-02-17 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.7952, -73.7784 Wed, 06 May 2015 12:01:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids Week in Staten Island: Blue Heron Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/17/kids-week-in-staten-island-blue-heron-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/17/kids-week-in-staten-island-blue-heron-park Date: February 17, 2015

School is out!! Get outside and get excited. Take the kids to the park to enjoy a variety of nature-related programs and activities with the Urban Park Rangers.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Blue Heron Nature Center (in Blue Heron Park)

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R119 Blue Heron Park 2015-02-17 2015-02-17 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.5309, -74.1778 Wed, 06 May 2015 12:01:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids Week in the Bronx: Pelham Bay Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/17/kids-week-in-the-bronx-pelham-bay-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/17/kids-week-in-the-bronx-pelham-bay-park Date: February 17, 2015

School is out! Get outside and get excited. Take the kids to the park to enjoy a variety of nature-related programs and activities with the Urban Park Rangers.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 319-7258

Location: Pelham Bay Ranger Station (in Pelham Bay Park)

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2015-02-17 2015-02-17 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.8516, -73.8266 Wed, 06 May 2015 12:01:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Meditation and Hatha Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/17/meditationtasha-valentin http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/17/meditationtasha-valentin Date: February 17, 2015

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. The focus of the class will be breathing, sound, and mindfullness.

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 2015-02-17 2015-02-17 1:00 pm 1:45 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:11 EST
<![CDATA[President's Week Vacation Family Workshops: Stargaze]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/17/presidents-vacation-week-family-workshops-stargaze http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/17/presidents-vacation-week-family-workshops-stargaze Date: February 17, 2015

Take a break from winter this week and join us for one, two or three afternoons of hands-on art-making as we explore the cool winter skies using an array of fun and exciting media.

At today’s workshop, discover the constellations that light up the night sky in winter and throughout the year. Using an empty cereal box, paint, and LED light strings, make your own light box to recreate your favorite constellation and gaze at the stars all day long.

Geared to children ages five to 10 with a parent or caregiver. Space is limited.

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-02-17 2015-02-17 1:30 pm 3:00 pm 40.8991, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54c145fe8a941.jpg Mon, 02 Feb 2015 12:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Celebrate Black History Month: George Washington Carver Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/17/celebrate-black-history-month-george-washington-carver-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/17/celebrate-black-history-month-george-washington-carver-workshop Date: February 17, 2015

Called the “Wizard of Tuskegee,” Dr. George Washington Carver made significant contributions in the field of botany.

Learn how plants played an important role in his early life and about his later achievements in botany, agriculture, chemurgy, botanical illustration, industrial engineering, and medicine. Paint with plants, and plant a peanut to take home for further observation.

Advance registration and payment required is required. Please register here.

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-02-17 2015-02-17 1:30 pm 3:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Mon, 02 Feb 2015 12:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Le Petit Zen Art Workshop for Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/17/le-petit-zen-art-workshop-for-adults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/17/le-petit-zen-art-workshop-for-adults Date: February 17, 2015

Through drawings, paintings and other techniques, adult participants will create miniature works (4”x6” or less) of Zen art. The instructing artist Lucy Aponte will demonstrate how to create intricate, delicate works, using repeating, strokes and patterns, creating detailed miniature art for display at home. There will be very minimal use of color, for a more dramatic effect.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-02-17 2015-02-17 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:10 EST
<![CDATA[Kids' Week in Manhattan: Inwood Hill Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/17/kids-week-in-manhattan-inwood-hill-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/17/kids-week-in-manhattan-inwood-hill-park Date: February 17, 2015

School is out! Get outside and get excited. Take the kids to the park to enjoy a variety of nature-related programs and activities with the Urban Park Rangers.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Payson Center (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2015-02-17 2015-02-17 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.8672, -73.9289 Wed, 06 May 2015 12:01:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Remembering Yesterday: Queens and Its World's Fairs]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/17/remembering-yesterday-queens-and-its-worlds-fairs http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/17/remembering-yesterday-queens-and-its-worlds-fairs Date: February 17, 2015

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

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

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 939-0647

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

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Q022 Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech 2015-02-17 2015-02-17 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.7637, -73.824 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/539f45af106a7.jpg Fri, 17 Apr 2015 17:00:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Brooklyn Nets Wheelchair Basketball Open Gym]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/17/brooklyn-nets-wheelchair-basketball-open-gym http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/17/brooklyn-nets-wheelchair-basketball-open-gym Date: February 17, 2015

This sport is similar to regular basketball but is played in a wheelchair. Participants must be physically disabled and able to play in a sports wheelchair. There are available sportschairs for use at the recreation center. This event is for adults and seniors.

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 2015-02-17 2015-02-17 7:45 pm 9:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8344 Tue, 28 Apr 2015 15:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[2014 Emerging Artist Fellowship Exhibition at Socrates Sculpture Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/18/eaf14-2014-emerging-artist-fellowship-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/18/eaf14-2014-emerging-artist-fellowship-exhibition Date: February 18, 2015

The annual Emerging Artist Fellowship (EAF) Exhibition is a cornerstone of Socrates Sculpture Park’s visual arts programming and is widely acclaimed for the ambition, breadth, and innovation of the works on view. Featuring fifteen artists, EAF14 is a survey of the compelling and diverse state of sculpture today.

Each EAF14 artist has engaged with the larger narrative of public space in a dynamic and daring way, building upon Socrates Sculpture Park’s goal to present socially aware, inspiring art in the public realm. EAF14 artists were selected through a highly competitive process that attracted a broad field of nearly 300 candidates, reviewed by the park’s curatorial advisors Anne Barlow (Executive Director, Art in General) and Joe Sheftel (Joe Sheftel Gallery, New York). Selected EAF14 artists were awarded a 2014 Emerging Artist Fellowship, including 24/7 access to the park’s outdoor studio and facilities, as well as the financial, technical, and curatorial support to realize his or her most ambitious work possible.

Image credit: Jordan Griska. Dolos. 2014 Emerging Artist Fellowship Exhibition, Socrates Sculpture Park (Queens, 2014). Photo: Nate Dorr.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: Katie Denny Horowitz

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2015-02-18 2015-02-18 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7687, -73.9369 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54b55480939aa.JPG Tue, 13 Jan 2015 18:00:13 EST
<![CDATA[Dickens: A Celebration In Pictures]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/18/dickens-a-celebration-in-pictures http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/18/dickens-a-celebration-in-pictures Date: February 18, 2015

We're celebrating the author's birthday with illustrations of his most important literary works, exhibiting at the Poe Park Visitor Center's gallery. The exhibit offers a selection of works provided by Childrens Book Illustrators Group, featuring works of art from 14 illustrators. This exhibition will particularly appeal to children and is great for the entire family, with programming designed for visitors ages 5 and up. NYC Parks is partnering with Childrens Book Illustrators Group for this exhibition. Contributers include literary historian, Michael Patrick Hearn and biographer and literary scholar Fred Kaplan.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-02-18 2015-02-18 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54cd2383969ba.jpg Mon, 02 Feb 2015 19:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Exhibition: The Migration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/18/exhibition-the-migration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/18/exhibition-the-migration Date: February 18, 2015

NYC Parks’ Ebony Society invites you to celebrate Black History Month with the Arsenal Gallery exhibition The Migration.

In the midst of tremendous upheaval—two world wars and the Great Depression—a vast movement of people, some 6 million African American descendants of the Antebellum South, fled the racial segregation and discrimination of Jim Crow laws for northern and western U.S. cities. The “Great Migration,” as it is commonly termed, caused a seismic societal demographic shift and left an indelible mark on the urbanization of America. Twenty-two artists share their interpretations of this historical epoch and its impact.

Closed holidays

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-02-18 2015-02-18 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54a2c74e1f850.jpg Mon, 05 Jan 2015 17:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Art In the Garden: Paul Lin & Botanical Therapeutic Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/18/art-in-the-garden-paul-lin-botanical-therapeutic-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/18/art-in-the-garden-paul-lin-botanical-therapeutic-art Date: February 18, 2015

Blending fine art and traditional crafts, Lin explores natural materials, transforming them into stunning landscapes and portraits. Watch for news about an art workshop and closing reception in the Spring Calendar and on our website

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-02-18 2015-02-18 9:00 am 4:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Mon, 15 Dec 2014 18:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Native Ensemble: Artists Chronicle Staten Island's Natural Spaces]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/18/native-ensemble-artists-chronicle-staten-islands-natural-spaces http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/18/native-ensemble-artists-chronicle-staten-islands-natural-spaces Date: February 18, 2015

NYC Parks is pleased to present the exhibition: “Native Ensemble: Artists Chronicle Staten Island’s Natural Spaces”, featuring local Staten Island artists that will run from February 13 – March 29, 2015, with an opening reception on Thursday, February 12th from 7-9 p.m. in the Lenape Gallery at the Conference House Park Visitor Center. The exhibition is curated by Sarah Yuster.

The eight artists featured in the show: David DiLillo, Ann Marie McDonnell, Michael McWeeney, Gail Middleton, Bill Murphy, Kristi Pfister, Melissa West and Sarah Yuster will present inspired 2-D and 3-D works created in a variety of art mediums that explore Staten Island’s natural elements and open spaces in conventional and unconventional techniques. Allusions to the human narrative in these works give way in an effort to shape the poetic and elusive concept of time and nature.

Lenape Gallery hours are Tuesday – Friday 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., and Saturday, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. For additional information please contact Frank Gessner at (718) 227-1463.

Image: Gail Middleton, Raritan Bay: View from the Conference House

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2015-02-18 2015-02-18 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.5026, -74.2518 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54ca6156371aa.jpg Tue, 10 Feb 2015 11:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Momofuku Milk Bar Pop-Up in Madison Square Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/18/momofuku-milk-bar-popup-in-madison-square-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/18/momofuku-milk-bar-popup-in-madison-square-park Date: February 18, 2015

This temporary sweets shop will feature cereal-milk hot chocolate, hot cider with miso butterscotch, birthday cake truffles, and much more.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Madison Square Park

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M052 Madison Square Park 2015-02-18 2015-02-18 10:00 am 8:00 pm 40.7413, -73.9884 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54c9699f66c06.jpg Wed, 28 Jan 2015 19:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Games our Presidents Played]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/18/games-our-presidents-played http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/18/games-our-presidents-played Date: February 18, 2015

Our Founding Fathers didn't have an Xbox, but they had plenty of low-tech, high-fun hobbies and games they turned to for entertainment. Join us to play like the presidents and the children of the First Families during this free Presidents' Week program.

We will explore many historical favorites such as hopscotch, thaumatropes, graces, and quoits.

Registration is required.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2015-02-18 2015-02-18 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.5884, -74.1391 Thu, 12 Feb 2015 17:00:12 EST
<![CDATA[Winter Beach Walk and Art Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/18/fit-find-and-fun-winter-beach-walk-and-art-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/18/fit-find-and-fun-winter-beach-walk-and-art-workshop Date: February 18, 2015

Kids will get the chance to explore the natural shoreline of Conference House Park and ollect interesting natural objects, such as shells and pieces of drift wood. They'll bring their finds back to the visitor center and will be shown how to create 'beach art'.

Kids will also learn why Conference House Park's natural dunes are so important in protecting our coastal neighborhoods.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2015-02-18 2015-02-18 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.5026, -74.2518 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54cba63d779bb.jpg Tue, 10 Feb 2015 11:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Dancercise]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/18/dancercise http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/18/dancercise Date: February 18, 2015

Get in shape with dance moves while using weights.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-02-18 2015-02-18 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 18 Feb 2015 17:00:05 EST