NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2016 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://nyc.gov/parks/events NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Fri, 12 Feb 2016 14:02:16 GMT <![CDATA[Whimsical Winter Wonder...Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/17/whimsical-winter-wonderexhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/17/whimsical-winter-wonderexhibition Date: February 17, 2016

The Poe Park Visitor Center is proud to present its 3rd annual Whimsical Winter Wonder...exhibition. This season's event features works from emerging and established artists from the Bronx. Participating artists include Rhonda Asher, Ernesto Camacho, Elaine Langer, Amarylis Leon, Abraham Levy, Nishanth Gopinathan, Nidhin Nishanth, Miriam Quin, and James Sexer Rodriguez.

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 2016-02-17 2016-02-17 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/565ddfe39e5df.JPG Tue, 01 Dec 2015 17:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Exhibition - America: The Legacy of African American Public Service]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/17/exhibition-america-the-legacy-of-african-american-public-service http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/17/exhibition-america-the-legacy-of-african-american-public-service Date: February 17, 2016

The year 1619 marked the beginning of the slave trade in the Thirteen Colonies, but the first African American elected to office in the United States of America has been documented as early as 1768.

Despite slavery, prejudice and Jim Crow laws, America has seen numerous influential African American leaders who shaped the social, legal, and justice systems. Artists in this exhibition offer broad interpretations on the theme of African Americans in public service. America: The Legacy of African American Public Service celebrates noted government officials, as well as activists and members of the public who dedicated their lives to the greater good of the people.

This exhibition is presented by NYC Parks Ebony Society.

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 2016-02-17 2016-02-17 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997070000, -73.97129821777344000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56952fc7a5bc1.jpg Fri, 22 Jan 2016 13:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Lunar New Year Celebration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/17/lunar-new-year-celebration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/17/lunar-new-year-celebration Date: February 17, 2016

Join us as we ring in the Lunar New Year with a day of performances, demonstrations, dancing and refreshments!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 263-1163

Location: Lost Battalion Hall Recreation Center

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Q401 Lost Battalion Hall Recreation Center 2016-02-17 2016-02-17 9:00 am 3:00 pm 40.73220062255859400, -73.86519622802734000 Fri, 22 Jan 2016 14:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Kids Week: Winter Fun]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/17/kids-week-winter-fun http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/17/kids-week-winter-fun Date: February 17, 2016

Join us for fun activities such as Yuki ball, football, street hockey, Alley Pond Portable Adventure Course, field games, crafts, and fun activities with the Urban Park Rangers!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 393-7370

Location: Flushing Meadows Corona Park Zoo Picnic Area

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2016-02-17 2016-02-17 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.74238497758800000, -73.84913265705100000 Tue, 02 Feb 2016 17:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Upcycled Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/17/upcycled-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/17/upcycled-crafts Date: February 17, 2016

Reduce, reuse, and re-imagine everyday objects into an awesome craft. This program is suitable for children ages 7 years and older.

Funding for this program is provided by New York City Council members.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2016-02-17 2016-02-17 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 Mon, 11 Jan 2016 18:00:01 EST
<![CDATA[Mid-Winter Recess Workshops: Storytime & Craft for Families]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/17/midwinter-recess-workshops http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/17/midwinter-recess-workshops Date: February 17, 2016

During the school break, join the Queens Botanical Garden for storytime and arts and crafts activities for kids.

Come an hour before (12 p.m. to 1 p.m.) to learn about Queens Botanical Garden's new and upcoming gardening programs for kids and teens, and pick up a winter garden scavenger hunt.

For more information about this Mid-Recess Workshop series please visit queensbotanical.org.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2016-02-17 2016-02-17 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/568ecfa758200.jpg Tue, 12 Jan 2016 10:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Kids Week Bronx: Nature Hike]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/17/kids-week-bronx-nature-hike http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/17/kids-week-bronx-nature-hike Date: February 17, 2016

The kids are out of school, now get them out of the house. Head to the park and join the Urban Park Rangers' free “Kids Week” programs. Immerse your kids, and yourself, in the natural world. All are welcome, but programs are geared for ages 12 and under.

Get your walking shoes on and let's explore Crotona Park. This easy hike will give participants a chance to observe how wildlife and plants are thriving in the winter.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 319-7258

Location: Crotona Nature Center (in Crotona Park)

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X010 Crotona Park 2016-02-17 2016-02-17 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.83700180053711000, -73.89340209960938000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56a8ff29002ba.JPG Fri, 29 Jan 2016 11:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Kids Week Queens: Native Americans]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/17/kids-week-queens-native-americans http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/17/kids-week-queens-native-americans Date: February 17, 2016

The kids are out of school, now get them out of the house. Head to the park and join the Urban Park Rangers' free “Kids Week” programs. Immerse your kids, and yourself, in the natural world. All are welcome, but program is geared toward ages 12 and under.

Discover the culture and history of the true "native" New Yorker through fun games and activities.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Forest Park Visitor Center (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2016-02-17 2016-02-17 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.70069885253906000, -73.85500335693360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56a9003642858.jpg Fri, 29 Jan 2016 11:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Kids Week Staten Island: All about Owls]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/17/kids-week-staten-island-all-about-owls http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/17/kids-week-staten-island-all-about-owls Date: February 17, 2016

The kids are out of school, now get them out of the house. Head to the park and join the Urban Park Rangers free “Kids Week” programs. Immerse your kids, and yourself, in the natural world. All are welcome, but programs are geared for ages 12 and under.

Winters in New York City are a great time of year to observe owls. Get ready to discover what owls eat, while dissecting owl pellets, and learn about the amazing adaptations and habits of these nocturnal birds.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

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

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R119 Blue Heron Park 2016-02-17 2016-02-17 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.53085327148437500, -74.17777252197266000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56a900bfc8920.jpg Wed, 27 Jan 2016 13:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Kids Week Brooklyn: Nature Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/17/kids-week-brooklyn-nature-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/17/kids-week-brooklyn-nature-games Date: February 17, 2016

The kids are out of school, now get them out of the house. Head to the park and join the Urban Park Rangers' free “Kids Week” programs. Immerse your kids, and yourself, in the natural world. All are welcome, but programs are geared for ages 12 and under.

Come join us for fun nature themed games and activities. Participants will use materials from nature as they play along with the Rangers.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Salt Marsh Nature Center (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2016-02-17 2016-02-17 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.60469818115234400, -73.92980194091797000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56ab8440211e3.JPG Fri, 29 Jan 2016 11:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Armor Week Family Workshop: Stained-Glass Gems]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/17/armor-week-family-workshop-stainedglass-gems http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/17/armor-week-family-workshop-stainedglass-gems Date: February 17, 2016

Return to the days of lords, knights and princesses—and even dragons—as Wave Hill pays homage to former resident and scholar of arms and armor Bashford Dean. Spend one, two or three afternoons building, decorating and populating your own medieval castle. Today, design and create your own brilliant, multi-colored work of art that draws inspiration from the stained-glass rose windows of medieval times. Using foil tape and jewel-toned plastics and paints, build a beautiful sun-catcher or candle holder that will help your home feel a little like a medieval castle.

Programs are geared to families with children between the ages of five and 10. Space is limited.

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2016-02-17 2016-02-17 1:30 pm 3:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56aa606a691a1.jpg Tue, 02 Feb 2016 17:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Kids Week Manhattan: Become a Conservation Ranger]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/17/kids-week-manhattan-become-a-conservation-ranger http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/17/kids-week-manhattan-become-a-conservation-ranger Date: February 17, 2016

The kids are out of school, now get them out of the house. Head to the park and join Urban Park Rangers' free “Kids Week” programs. Immerse your kids, and yourself, in the natural world. All are welcome, but program is geared toward ages 12 and under.

The natural world knows how to use only what it needs. Become an expert of the 3Rs—reduce, reuse, and recycle—through fun games and activities, and join the ranks of young conservationists in New York City.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-02-17 2016-02-17 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.79707717895508000, -73.95149230957031000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56a9025ce35d5.JPG Wed, 27 Jan 2016 13:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Kids Week Staten Island: Nature Hike Journal]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/17/kids-week-staten-island-nature-hike-journal http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/17/kids-week-staten-island-nature-hike-journal Date: February 17, 2016

The kids are out of school, now get them out of the house. Head to the park and join Urban Park Rangers FREE “Kids Week” programs. Immerse your kids, and yourself, in the natural world. All are welcome, but programs are geared for ages 12 and under.

Get your walking shoes on and let's explore the Greenbelt. This easy hike will give participants a chance to observe how wildlife and plants are thriving in the winter. Get inspired and collect your observations in your very own nature journal.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2016-02-17 2016-02-17 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56a902e92838a.JPG Wed, 27 Jan 2016 13:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[3 to 6 Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/17/3-to-6-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/17/3-to-6-club Date: February 17, 2016

Walker Park is offering various activities at the 3 to 6 Club, open to children ages 7 through 12 years, including art, literacy and sports.

Registration began September 8th and is ongoing. However, space is limited and on a first come, first serve basis.

For more information please contact Rich Costello at (718) 816-6172

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

Location: Walker Park

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R015 Walker Park 2016-02-17 2016-02-17 3:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.64329910278320000, -74.10939788818360000 Mon, 25 Jan 2016 16:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Teen PASS]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/17/teen-pass http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/17/teen-pass Date: February 17, 2016

When school is out, Teen PASS offers FREE, exceptional clubs that focus on the areas of NYC Parks, arts, environmental science and sports that are tailored to the interests and talents of 6th - 8th graders. We create a safe space for young people to grow as scientists and artists, nature lovers and healthy individuals alongside our gifted staff.

Programs are held during weekday afternoons, select Saturdays and school holidays at Red Hook Recreation Center, Faber Park Field House and Westside Collaborative middle school. Check each individual site for specific program schedules.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: 2123602746

Location: Faber Park Field House (in Faber Pool and Park),Red Hook Recreation Center (in Red Hook Recreation Area)

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R008, B126 Faber Pool and Park, Red Hook Recreation Area 2016-02-17 2016-02-17 3:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.64023590087890600, -74.13526916503906000; 40.67240142822265600, -74.00399780273438000 Mon, 19 Oct 2015 13:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[The Pen and the Trowel: A Horticultural Lecture by Marta McDowell]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/17/the-pen-and-the-trowel-a-horticultural-lecture-by-marta-mcdowell http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/17/the-pen-and-the-trowel-a-horticultural-lecture-by-marta-mcdowell Date: February 17, 2016

An engaging lecturer on topics ranging from design history to plant combinations, garden writer Marta McDowell has for years been occupied with writers who garden, and whose horticultural interests have changed her own planting beds, as well as her bookshelves. Starting with Mark Twain, a former illustrious tenant of Wave Hill House, and connecting to authors ranging from Emerson to Harriet Beecher Stowe, McDowell will explore the writing-gardening connection in their gardens and her own.

This is the second of Wave Hill’s three 2016 Horticultural Lectures, a winter series hosted by the Friends of Horticulture Committee and devoted to the subject of garden design and the meaning of our interactions with plants and the natural world. They are held at the New York School of Interior Design.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: NY School of Interior Design

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2016-02-17 2016-02-17 6:00 pm 7:30 pm 40.76869964599609400, -73.96230316162110000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56aa60c01e26e.jpg Tue, 02 Feb 2016 18:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/18/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/18/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park2 Date: February 18, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2016-02-18 2016-02-18 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.86059951782226600, -73.93379974365234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5395c8d750ccf.jpg Mon, 14 Sep 2015 15:00:11 EDT
<![CDATA[Whimsical Winter Wonder...Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/18/whimsical-winter-wonderexhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/18/whimsical-winter-wonderexhibition Date: February 18, 2016

The Poe Park Visitor Center is proud to present its 3rd annual Whimsical Winter Wonder...exhibition. This season's event features works from emerging and established artists from the Bronx. Participating artists include Rhonda Asher, Ernesto Camacho, Elaine Langer, Amarylis Leon, Abraham Levy, Nishanth Gopinathan, Nidhin Nishanth, Miriam Quin, and James Sexer Rodriguez.

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 2016-02-18 2016-02-18 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/565ddfe39e5df.JPG Tue, 01 Dec 2015 17:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Exhibition - America: The Legacy of African American Public Service]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/18/exhibition-america-the-legacy-of-african-american-public-service http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/18/exhibition-america-the-legacy-of-african-american-public-service Date: February 18, 2016

The year 1619 marked the beginning of the slave trade in the Thirteen Colonies, but the first African American elected to office in the United States of America has been documented as early as 1768.

Despite slavery, prejudice and Jim Crow laws, America has seen numerous influential African American leaders who shaped the social, legal, and justice systems. Artists in this exhibition offer broad interpretations on the theme of African Americans in public service. America: The Legacy of African American Public Service celebrates noted government officials, as well as activists and members of the public who dedicated their lives to the greater good of the people.

This exhibition is presented by NYC Parks Ebony Society.

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 2016-02-18 2016-02-18 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997070000, -73.97129821777344000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56952fc7a5bc1.jpg Fri, 22 Jan 2016 13:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Kids Week: Winter Fun]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/18/kids-week-winter-fun http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/18/kids-week-winter-fun Date: February 18, 2016

Join us for fun activities such as Yuki ball, football, street hockey, Alley Pond Portable Adventure Course, field games, crafts, and fun activities with the Urban Park Rangers!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 393-7370

Location: Flushing Meadows Corona Park Zoo Picnic Area

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2016-02-18 2016-02-18 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.74238497758800000, -73.84913265705100000 Tue, 02 Feb 2016 17:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Northern Forts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/18/central-park-tour-northern-forts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/18/central-park-tour-northern-forts Date: February 18, 2016

Did you know that the north end of Central Park has a rich history that includes the British having been stationed here during the American Revolution, and American troops stationed there during the War of 1812? Recent archaeological and historical investigations in the area have revealed even more information about how the "Fort Landscape" was used in the late 18th and early 19th centuries, before this area was part of Central Park. This season, join our guides and learn the history of this part of the Park, get insight into the studies in the area, and appreciate the recent restorations undertaken by the Conservancy.

Highlights of this tour include McGowan's Pass, Fort Clinton, Nutter's Battery, and the Harlem Meer.

The tour route involves many hills and stairs, and some uneven terrain. Tour starts at Charles A. Dana Discovery Center (inside the park at 110th Street between Fifth and Lenox Avenues), and ends near the park perimeter at 106th Street and Fifth Avenue.

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review the Central Park Conservancy's policies carefully.

Groups of seven or more must schedule a custom tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org.For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2016-02-18 2016-02-18 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.79679870605469000, -73.95149993896484000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/564242ad5ee65.jpg Wed, 06 Jan 2016 15:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Wayfinding: Don't Get Lost!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/18/wayfinding-dont-get-lost http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/18/wayfinding-dont-get-lost Date: February 18, 2016

Learn the basics of map reading and make a cool compass to use on future adventures. This program is suitable for ages 7 and older.

Funding for this program is provided by New York City Council members.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2016-02-18 2016-02-18 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 Mon, 11 Jan 2016 18:00:01 EST
<![CDATA[Thursday Evening Hours at the Merchant’s House Museum]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/18/thursday-evening-hours-at-the-merchants-house-museum http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/18/thursday-evening-hours-at-the-merchants-house-museum Date: February 18, 2016

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 777-1089

Location: Merchant's House Museum

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M318 Merchant's House Museum 2016-02-18 2016-02-18 12:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.7277, -73.9923 Fri, 17 Apr 2015 18:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Hatha Yoga and Meditation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/18/hatha-yoga-and-meditation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/18/hatha-yoga-and-meditation Date: February 18, 2016

This hatha yoga and meditation class focuses on whole body fitness for strength, health, well-being, and balance. You'll learn yoga techniques to initiate relaxation and influence changes within our physical and emotional responses to stress.

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2016-02-18 2016-02-18 12:30 pm 1:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Wed, 20 Jan 2016 19:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Kids Week Bronx: Birding]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/18/kids-week-bronx-birding http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/18/kids-week-bronx-birding Date: February 18, 2016

The kids are out of school, now get them out of the house. Head to the park and join the Urban Park Rangers' free “Kids Week” programs. Immerse your kids, and yourself, in the natural world. All are welcome, but programs are geared for ages 12 and under.

Did you know cardinals live year round in New York City? Grab a pair of binoculars, or ask to borrow a pair, as we go in search of our feathered neighbors.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 319-7258

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2016-02-18 2016-02-18 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.89110183715800000, -73.89399719238300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56a9037076155.JPG Wed, 27 Jan 2016 13:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Kids Week Brooklyn: Birding]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/18/kids-week-brooklyn-birding http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/18/kids-week-brooklyn-birding Date: February 18, 2016

The kids are out of school, now get them out of the house. Head to the park and join the Urban Park Rangers' free “Kids Week” programs. Immerse your kids, and yourself, in the natural world. All are welcome, but programs are geared for ages 12 and under.

Did you know cardinals live year round in NYC? Grab a pair of binoculars, or ask to borrow a pair, as we go in search of our feathered neighbors.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Salt Marsh Nature Center (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2016-02-18 2016-02-18 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.60469818115234400, -73.92980194091797000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56a903f9b9534.JPG Wed, 27 Jan 2016 13:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Kids Week Staten Island: All about Owls]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/18/kids-week-staten-island-all-about-owls http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/18/kids-week-staten-island-all-about-owls Date: February 18, 2016

The kids are out of school, now get them out of the house. Head to the park and join Urban Park Rangers FREE “Kids Week” programs. Immerse your kids, and yourself, in the natural world. All are welcome, but programs are geared for ages 12 and under.

Winters in New York City are a great time of year to observe owls. Get ready to discover what owls eat, while dissecting owl pellets, and learn about the amazing adaptations and habits of these nocturnal birds.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Tony Dapolito Recreation Center

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2016-02-18 2016-02-18 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.72953033447265600, -74.00550842285156000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56a90495c91be.jpg Wed, 27 Jan 2016 13:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Kids Week Staten Island: Puppet Show]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/18/kids-week-staten-island-puppet-show http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/18/kids-week-staten-island-puppet-show Date: February 18, 2016

The kids are out of school, now get them out of the house. Head to the park and join the Urban Park Rangers' free “Kids Week” programs. Immerse your kids, and yourself, in the natural world. All are welcome, but programs are geared for ages 12 and under.

Get set to hear and see Native American stories and myths come to life through simple puppetry storytelling.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

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

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R119 Blue Heron Park 2016-02-18 2016-02-18 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.53085327148437500, -74.17777252197266000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56a905fd43207.JPG Wed, 27 Jan 2016 14:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Kids Week Brooklyn: Campfire Activities]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/18/kids-week-brooklyn-campfire-activities http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/18/kids-week-brooklyn-campfire-activities Date: February 18, 2016

The kids are out of school, now get them out of the house. Head to the park and join the Urban Park Rangers' free “Kids Week” programs. Immerse your kids, and yourself, in the natural world. All are welcome, but programs are geared for ages 12 and under.

Join us for campfire activities around a colonial hearth. Learn to about campfire safety and sing along to some fun campfire songs.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

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

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B032 Fort Greene Park 2016-02-18 2016-02-18 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.69219970703125000, -73.97480010986328000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56ab848de4c4e.JPG Fri, 29 Jan 2016 11:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Kids Week Queens: Our Furry Friends]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/18/kids-week-queens-our-furry-friends http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/18/kids-week-queens-our-furry-friends Date: February 18, 2016

The kids are out of school, now get them out of the house. Head to the park and join the Urban Park Rangers' free “Kids Week” programs. Immerse your kids, and yourself, in the natural world. All are welcome, but programs are geared for ages 12 and under.

Many unique mammals can be found in NYC parks. Get a chance to learn about their many adaptations, compare replica skulls, and feel real animal pelts.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Forest Park Visitor Center (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2016-02-18 2016-02-18 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.70069885253906000, -73.85500335693360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56ab84cdac7b4.JPG Fri, 29 Jan 2016 11:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Patterned Scarf-Knitting Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/18/knit-a-fibonacciinspired-scarfadults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/18/knit-a-fibonacciinspired-scarfadults Date: February 18, 2016

Participants will create a Fibonnacci-inspired striped scarf with two different colors of yarn. Select your contrasting or complementary colors for your piece. This is a pattern using a sequencing numerical pattern that produces an intersting affect. For those experienced in knitting, and wish to learn a fun technique.

Students bring own materials (#8 knitting needles, #4 color worsted weight yarn-two contrasting or complementary colors of your choice).

This is a class for those with serious interest in learning to work with two colors and creating an interesting numerical sequencing pattern for interesting effect.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2016-02-18 2016-02-18 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Tue, 29 Dec 2015 16:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Mid-Winter Recess Workshops: NYC Compost Project - I Heart Worms for Families]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/18/midwinter-recess-workshops http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/18/midwinter-recess-workshops Date: February 18, 2016

Make heart-shaped compost cookies for your plants. Please register here.

Come an hour before (12 p.m. to 1 p.m.) to learn about Queens Botanical Garden's new and upcoming gardening programs for kids and teens, and pick up a winter garden scavenger hunt.

For more details on the Mid-Winter Recess Workshop seires please visit queensbotanical.org.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2016-02-18 2016-02-18 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/568ecfa758200.jpg Tue, 12 Jan 2016 10:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Armor Week Family Workshop: Entertaining the Court]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/18/armor-week-family-workshop-entertaining-the-court http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/18/armor-week-family-workshop-entertaining-the-court Date: February 18, 2016

Return to the days of lords, knights and princesses—and even dragons—as Wave Hill pays homage to former resident and scholar of arms and armor Bashford Dean. Spend one, two or three afternoons building, decorating and populating your own medieval castle. Today, inspired by medieval puppetry and stories, construct an animated puppet of a royal ruler, a joking jester or a troubadour. Outfit yours with garments and protective armor made from fabric, foil, sequins and natural materials. Then bring it to life in your medieval castle or in Wave Hill’s delightful puppet theater.

Programs are geared to families with children between the ages of five and 10. Space is limited.

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2016-02-18 2016-02-18 1:30 pm 3:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56aa611d7fc29.jpg Tue, 02 Feb 2016 17:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Kids Week Manhattan: Birding]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/18/kids-week-manhattan-birding http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/18/kids-week-manhattan-birding Date: February 18, 2016

The kids are out of school, now get them out of the house. Head to the park and join the Urban Park Rangers' free “Kids Week” programs. Immerse your kids, and yourself, in the natural world. All are welcome, but programs are geared for ages 12 and under.

Did you know cardinals live year round in New York City, and many bald eagles visit in the winter? Grab a pair of binoculars, or ask to borrow a pair, as we go in search of our feathered neighbors.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Payson Center (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2016-02-18 2016-02-18 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.86719894409180000, -73.92890167236328000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56a906b609d7e.JPG Wed, 27 Jan 2016 14:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Tunisian Patterned Scarf-Making Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/18/crochet-beginners-class-adults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/18/crochet-beginners-class-adults Date: February 18, 2016

Participants will create a Tunisian crocheted, striped Fibonacci inspired scarf; producing an interesting numerical sequencing pattern effect on the work.

Students bring own materials (#H Tunisian crochet hook, #4 color worsted weight yarn-two contrasting or complementary colors of your choice).

This is a class for those with serious interest in learning Tunisian crochet and working with two colors.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2016-02-18 2016-02-18 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Tue, 29 Dec 2015 16:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Teen PASS]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/18/teen-pass http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/18/teen-pass Date: February 18, 2016

When school is out, Teen PASS offers FREE, exceptional clubs that focus on the areas of NYC Parks, arts, environmental science and sports that are tailored to the interests and talents of 6th - 8th graders. We create a safe space for young people to grow as scientists and artists, nature lovers and healthy individuals alongside our gifted staff.

Programs are held during weekday afternoons, select Saturdays and school holidays at Red Hook Recreation Center, Faber Park Field House and Westside Collaborative middle school. Check each individual site for specific program schedules.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: 2123602746

Location: Faber Park Field House (in Faber Pool and Park),Red Hook Recreation Center (in Red Hook Recreation Area)

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R008, B126 Faber Pool and Park, Red Hook Recreation Area 2016-02-18 2016-02-18 3:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.64023590087890600, -74.13526916503906000; 40.67240142822265600, -74.00399780273438000 Mon, 19 Oct 2015 13:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Ed Center Open Hours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/18/ed-center-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/18/ed-center-open-hours Date: February 18, 2016

The Ed Center is open for free, drop-in hours four afternoons a week, on Sundays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays!

Get to know Brooklyn Bridge Park with our 250-gallon aquarium filled with critters from the East River, a 10’-scale model of Brooklyn Bridge Park, crafts, a reading corner, and much more!

Photo by Alexa Hoyer

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Environmental Education Center (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-02-18 2016-02-18 3:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.70428673171300000, -73.98938399553300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56b39ce479a04.jpg Thu, 04 Feb 2016 15:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[3 to 6 Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/18/3-to-6-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/18/3-to-6-club Date: February 18, 2016

Walker Park is offering various activities at the 3 to 6 Club, open to children ages 7 through 12 years, including art, literacy and sports.

Registration began September 8th and is ongoing. However, space is limited and on a first come, first serve basis.

For more information please contact Rich Costello at (718) 816-6172

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

Location: Walker Park

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R015 Walker Park 2016-02-18 2016-02-18 3:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.64329910278320000, -74.10939788818360000 Mon, 25 Jan 2016 16:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[GreenThumb Workshop: Raised Bed Design]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/18/greenthumb-workshop-raised-bed-design http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/18/greenthumb-workshop-raised-bed-design Date: February 18, 2016

Learn how to create a two tier triangle raised bed using the same supplies given by GreenThumb. These beds are smaller and primarily used in gardens where space is limited.

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 602-5300

Location: Brownsville Recreation Center (in Brownsville Playground)

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B270 Brownsville Playground 2016-02-18 2016-02-18 5:30 pm 7:00 pm 40.65660095214844000, -73.90200042724610000 Mon, 25 Jan 2016 15:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Partnerships Academy: How to Start or Join a Community Park Group (Brooklyn)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/18/partnerships-academy-how-to-start-or-join-a-community-park-group-brooklyn http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/18/partnerships-academy-how-to-start-or-join-a-community-park-group-brooklyn Date: February 18, 2016

For decades, New Yorkers have been taking ownership of their local parks by starting park community groups. These groups bring programs and funding to their parks, and advocate for political support. Join us for a free workshop to learn how you can join an existing local group, or start a new one!

  • Connect to community park groups in your neighborhood
  • Hear from experienced park group leaders in your borough
  • Gain five free parks resources
  • Learn the first three steps to starting a new group

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 602-5349

Location: Dodge YMCA

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2016-02-18 2016-02-18 6:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.68966680000000000, -73.99154830000000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/569554df60b32.jpg Fri, 22 Jan 2016 11:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[New York Road Runners Open Run: Run for Life - Brooklyn Bridge Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/18/new-york-road-runners-open-run-run-for-life-brooklyn-bridge-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/18/new-york-road-runners-open-run-run-for-life-brooklyn-bridge-park Date: February 18, 2016

Open Run is a new community-based initiative that empowers local volunteers to bring free weekly runs to local neighborhood parks all over NYC. All runs are directed by volunteers and are free to all participants. The finish line is open until the last person is done. The courses vary based on park, but they are between 2.5-3 miles.

Participants are encouraged to arrive 15 minutes before the start of the run and to leave their valuables at home – bag check is not provided. No need to do anything before the run, just show up. Open to all ages, experience levels, walkers, strollers, dogs: All are welcome!

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 6 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-02-18 2016-02-18 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.69260025024414000, -74.00189971923828000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/567b1647ce0ae.png Mon, 28 Dec 2015 18:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Whimsical Winter Wonder...Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/19/whimsical-winter-wonderexhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/19/whimsical-winter-wonderexhibition Date: February 19, 2016

The Poe Park Visitor Center is proud to present its 3rd annual Whimsical Winter Wonder...exhibition. This season's event features works from emerging and established artists from the Bronx. Participating artists include Rhonda Asher, Ernesto Camacho, Elaine Langer, Amarylis Leon, Abraham Levy, Nishanth Gopinathan, Nidhin Nishanth, Miriam Quin, and James Sexer Rodriguez.

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 2016-02-19 2016-02-19 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/565ddfe39e5df.JPG Tue, 01 Dec 2015 17:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Exhibition - America: The Legacy of African American Public Service]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/19/exhibition-america-the-legacy-of-african-american-public-service http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/19/exhibition-america-the-legacy-of-african-american-public-service Date: February 19, 2016

The year 1619 marked the beginning of the slave trade in the Thirteen Colonies, but the first African American elected to office in the United States of America has been documented as early as 1768.

Despite slavery, prejudice and Jim Crow laws, America has seen numerous influential African American leaders who shaped the social, legal, and justice systems. Artists in this exhibition offer broad interpretations on the theme of African Americans in public service. America: The Legacy of African American Public Service celebrates noted government officials, as well as activists and members of the public who dedicated their lives to the greater good of the people.

This exhibition is presented by NYC Parks Ebony Society.

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 2016-02-19 2016-02-19 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997070000, -73.97129821777344000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56952fc7a5bc1.jpg Fri, 22 Jan 2016 13:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Hoops for Peace]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/19/hoops-for-peace http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/19/hoops-for-peace Date: February 19, 2016

Join us for this exciting and positive basketball tournament. Teens and the NYPD Gang Unit will team up and play in this wonderful tournament promoting peace in the community. A photo ID or recreation center membership card is required for entry.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 771-2787

Location: St. Johns Recreation Center

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2016-02-19 2016-02-19 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.67350006103515600, -73.93479919433594000 Mon, 01 Feb 2016 18:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Kids Week: Winter Fun]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/19/kids-week-winter-fun http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/19/kids-week-winter-fun Date: February 19, 2016

Join us for fun activities such as Yuki ball, football, street hockey, Alley Pond Portable Adventure Course, field games, crafts, and fun activities with the Urban Park Rangers!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 393-7370

Location: Flushing Meadows Corona Park Zoo Picnic Area

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2016-02-19 2016-02-19 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.74238497758800000, -73.84913265705100000 Tue, 02 Feb 2016 17:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Park Art: Make your own Conference House]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/19/family-arts-and-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/19/family-arts-and-crafts Date: February 19, 2016

It's Kids Week: Monday, February 15th to Friday, February 19th, so bring the kids to Conference House Park and create your own mini version of the historic Conference House. Make your house stand out through drawing, painting and collage using a variety of mediums such as pencils, pastels, charcoal, and more!

Pre-registration is recommended. Meet at the Conference House Park Visitor Center.

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 2016-02-19 2016-02-19 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56b601a97ae32.jpg Mon, 08 Feb 2016 12:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/19/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/19/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: February 19, 2016

Take our signature tour, and let Central Park Conservancy guides give you an insider's look at some of the most iconic features of the world's greatest urban park. Learn how rocky, swampy land was built into the living work of art that is Central Park today. Highlights of this tour include: the Dairy, Sheep Meadow, Cherry Hill, the Lake, Bow Bridge, Bethesda Terrace, The Mall, and Literary Walk.

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

For weather cancellation, ticket and other policies, please review Central Park's Conservancy's policies carefully.

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

For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2016-02-19 2016-02-19 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56423eb442327.jpg Tue, 05 Jan 2016 17:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Dinosaurs Rock]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/19/dinosaurs-rock http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/19/dinosaurs-rock Date: February 19, 2016

Learn about the creatures that roamed the earth millions of years ago, search for fossils and rocks, then create a colossal craft. This program is suitable for ages 5 and older.

Funding for this program is provided by New York City Council members.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2016-02-19 2016-02-19 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 Mon, 11 Jan 2016 18:00:01 EST
<![CDATA[Kids Week Bronx: Orienteering]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/19/kids-week-bronx-orienteering http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/19/kids-week-bronx-orienteering Date: February 19, 2016

The kids are out of school, now get them out of the house. Head to the park and join the Urban Park Rangers' free “Kids Week” programs. Immerse your kids, and yourself, in the natural world. All are welcome, but programs are geared for ages 12 and under.

On this program, participants will learn how to use a compass and tips for reading maps. Putting these two skills together you will begin to navigate through the park and complete an orienteering adventure.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 319-7258

Location: Pelham Bay Nature Center (in Pelham Bay Park)

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2016-02-19 2016-02-19 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.85166235434100000, -73.82469034195000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56a907475c3d5.jpg Wed, 27 Jan 2016 14:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Kids Week Brooklyn: Cordage and Knot Tying]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/19/kids-week-brooklyn-cordage-and-knot-tying http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/19/kids-week-brooklyn-cordage-and-knot-tying Date: February 19, 2016

The kids are out of school, now get them out of the house. Head to the park and join the Urban Park Rangers' free “Kids Week” programs. Immerse your kids, and yourself, in the natural world. All are welcome, but programs are geared toward ages 12 and under.

Bowline, square, and slips are just some of the knots you may learn how to tie. Our Urban Park Rangers are well-versed in outdoor lore and will show you tips and tricks to enhance your knowledge.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Salt Marsh Nature Center (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2016-02-19 2016-02-19 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.60469818115234400, -73.92980194091797000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56a907fe6bba2.JPG Wed, 27 Jan 2016 14:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Kids Week Staten Island: Nature Bingo]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/19/kids-week-staten-island-nature-bingo http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/19/kids-week-staten-island-nature-bingo Date: February 19, 2016

The kids are out of school, now get them out of the house. Head to the park and join the Urban Park Rangers' free “Kids Week” programs. Immerse your kids, and yourself, in the natural world. All are welcome, but programs are geared for ages 12 and under.

Get your walking shoes on and let's explore Blue Heron Park. This easy hike will give participants a chance to observe nature, while playing bingo at the same time.

Best of luck!!

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

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

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R119 Blue Heron Park 2016-02-19 2016-02-19 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.53085327148437500, -74.17777252197266000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56a908607bd1e.JPG Wed, 27 Jan 2016 14:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Kids Week Queens: Winter Wildlife Hike]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/19/kids-week-queens-winter-wildlife-hike http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/19/kids-week-queens-winter-wildlife-hike Date: February 19, 2016

The kids are out of school, now get them out of the house. Head to the park and join the Urban Park Rangers' free “Kids Week” programs. Immerse your kids, and yourself, in the natural world. All are welcome, but programs are geared for ages 12 and under.

Get your hiking shoes on and let's explore the woods of Alley Pond Park. While searching for wildlife, learn all about their unique adaptations and how they survive the winter.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

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

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2016-02-19 2016-02-19 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.74280166625976600, -73.73590087890625000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56ab85352e2ba.jpg Fri, 29 Jan 2016 11:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Kids Week Manhattan: Animal Tracking Hike]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/19/kids-week-manhattan-animal-tracking-hike http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/19/kids-week-manhattan-animal-tracking-hike Date: February 19, 2016

The kids are out of school, now get them out of the house. Head to the park and join the Urban Park Rangers' free “Kids Week” programs. Immerse your kids, and yourself, in the natural world. All are welcome, but programs are geared for ages 12 and under.

Let's get outside and hike through the woods in search of wildlife. Looking for signs and tracks of animals is the best way to learn more about them, and maybe even observe them.

Wear comfortable walking shoes and dress appropriately for the weather.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-02-19 2016-02-19 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.79707717895508000, -73.95149230957031000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56a90c4a2d938.jpg Wed, 27 Jan 2016 14:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Kids Art Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/19/kids-art-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/19/kids-art-class Date: February 19, 2016

Learn drawing and painting techniques using multiple mediums.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 3:45 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2016-02-19 2016-02-19 2:30 pm 3:45 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 22 Jan 2016 14:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[3 to 6 Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/19/3-to-6-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/19/3-to-6-club Date: February 19, 2016

Walker Park is offering various activities at the 3 to 6 Club, open to children ages 7 through 12 years, including art, literacy and sports.

Registration began September 8th and is ongoing. However, space is limited and on a first come, first serve basis.

For more information please contact Rich Costello at (718) 816-6172

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

Location: Walker Park

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R015 Walker Park 2016-02-19 2016-02-19 3:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.64329910278320000, -74.10939788818360000 Mon, 25 Jan 2016 16:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Teen PASS]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/19/teen-pass http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/19/teen-pass Date: February 19, 2016

When school is out, Teen PASS offers FREE, exceptional clubs that focus on the areas of NYC Parks, arts, environmental science and sports that are tailored to the interests and talents of 6th - 8th graders. We create a safe space for young people to grow as scientists and artists, nature lovers and healthy individuals alongside our gifted staff.

Programs are held during weekday afternoons, select Saturdays and school holidays at Red Hook Recreation Center, Faber Park Field House and Westside Collaborative middle school. Check each individual site for specific program schedules.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: 2123602746

Location: Faber Park Field House (in Faber Pool and Park),Red Hook Recreation Center (in Red Hook Recreation Area)

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R008, B126 Faber Pool and Park, Red Hook Recreation Area 2016-02-19 2016-02-19 3:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.64023590087890600, -74.13526916503906000; 40.67240142822265600, -74.00399780273438000 Mon, 19 Oct 2015 13:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Film Screening: Ghosts of Amistad, In the Footsteps of the Rebels]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/19/film-screening-ghosts-of-amistad-in-the-footsteps-of-the-rebels http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/19/film-screening-ghosts-of-amistad-in-the-footsteps-of-the-rebels Date: February 19, 2016

Join us as we explore the Amistad slave ship rebellion 177 years later with a screening of the documentary Ghosts of Amistad.

The film, based on Marcus Rediker's The Amistad Rebellion: An Atlantic Odyssey of Slavery and Freedom (Viking-Penguin, 2012) documents his journey to Sierra Leone in 2013 to recover historical accounts from the villages of those Africans who were forced onboard the Amistad vessel, and his encounter with the ruins of the slave trading factory Lomboko.

Following the screening, co-producers, Dr. Philip Misevich and Dr. Konrad Tuchscerer will lead a discussion. To reserve a seat, email programs@kingmanor.org or call (718) 206-0545 x 13.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 206-0545

Location: Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning Black Box Theatre

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2016-02-19 2016-02-19 6:30 pm 8:00 pm 40.70400750000000000, -73.79843160000000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/568bf4dfb802e.jpg Tue, 05 Jan 2016 18:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Whimsical Winter Wonder...Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/20/whimsical-winter-wonderexhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/20/whimsical-winter-wonderexhibition Date: February 20, 2016

The Poe Park Visitor Center is proud to present its 3rd annual Whimsical Winter Wonder...exhibition. This season's event features works from emerging and established artists from the Bronx. Participating artists include Rhonda Asher, Ernesto Camacho, Elaine Langer, Amarylis Leon, Abraham Levy, Nishanth Gopinathan, Nidhin Nishanth, Miriam Quin, and James Sexer Rodriguez.

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 2016-02-20 2016-02-20 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/565ddfe39e5df.JPG Tue, 01 Dec 2015 17:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Van Cortlandt Track Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/20/van-cortlandt-track-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/20/van-cortlandt-track-club Date: February 20, 2016

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

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Van Cortlandt Stadium (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2016-02-20 2016-02-20 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.888, -73.8968 Wed, 06 May 2015 12:02:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/20/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/20/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: February 20, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

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 2016-02-20 2016-02-20 8:30 am 9:30 am 40.86059951782226600, -73.93379974365234000 Tue, 09 Feb 2016 15:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Birding: Eagles]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/20/birding-eagles http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/20/birding-eagles Date: February 20, 2016

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. Birding programs are appropriate for all skill levels and beginners are welcome. This program will focus on eagles. Dress appropriately for the weather, this program will include making observations along the shorelines of the Hudson River.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone: 212-628-2345

Location: Payson Center (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2016-02-20 2016-02-20 9:00 am 10:30 am 40.86719894409180000, -73.92890167236328000 Wed, 09 Dec 2015 13:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[New York Road Runners Open Run: Run for Life - Astoria Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/20/new-york-road-runners-open-run-run-for-life-astoria-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/20/new-york-road-runners-open-run-run-for-life-astoria-park Date: February 20, 2016

Open Run is a new community-based initiative that launched in St. Mary's Park in the Bronx on National Running Day, June 3, 2015. Through this initiative, New York Road Runners is empowering local volunteers to bring free weekly runs to local neighborhood parks all over NYC.

All runs are directed by volunteers and are free to all participants. The finish line is open until the last person is done. The courses vary based on park, but they are between 2.5-3 miles. Participants are encouraged to arrive 15 minutes before the start of the run and to leave their valuables at home – bag check is not provided. No need to do anything before the run, just show up. Open to all ages, experience levels, walkers, strollers, dogs: All are welcome!

This program is in coordination with NYC Parks' Community Parks Initiative.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Astoria Park Track (in Astoria Park)

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Q004 Astoria Park 2016-02-20 2016-02-20 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.77669906616211000, -73.92579650878906000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/567b14d16da82.png Mon, 28 Dec 2015 18:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[New York Road Runners Open Run: Run for Life - St. Mary's Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/20/new-york-road-runners-open-run-run-for-life-st-marys-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/20/new-york-road-runners-open-run-run-for-life-st-marys-park Date: February 20, 2016

Open Run is a new community-based initiative that launched in St. Mary's Park in the Bronx on National Running Day, June 3, 2015. Through this initiative, New York Road Runners is empowering local volunteers to bring free weekly runs to local neighborhood parks all over NYC.

All runs are directed by volunteers and are free to all participants. The finish line is open until the last person is done. The courses vary based on park, but they are between 2.5-3 miles. Participants are encouraged to arrive 15 minutes before the start of the run and to leave their valuables at home – bag check is not provided. No need to do anything before the run, just show up. Open to all ages, experience levels, walkers, strollers, dogs: All are welcome!

This program is in coordination with NYC Parks' Community Parks Initiative.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: St. Anns Avenue and East 149th Street (in St. Mary's Park)

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2016-02-20 2016-02-20 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.81409835815430000, -73.91290283203125000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/567b147d97ced.png Mon, 28 Dec 2015 18:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Teens Beginners' Dance Classes]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/20/teens-beginners-street-jazzmodernballet http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/20/teens-beginners-street-jazzmodernballet Date: February 20, 2016

This class for teen girls ages 14-17 teaches a mix of hip hop, ballet, and street jazz. Participants will learn basic dance, flexibility, and singing.

Start time: 10:00 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 2016-02-20 2016-02-20 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Tue, 29 Dec 2015 18:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Love Your Body: Fitness Marathon]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/20/love-your-body-fitness-marathon http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/20/love-your-body-fitness-marathon Date: February 20, 2016

Come out and join us for a day of indoor fitness activities promoting health, wellness and physical fitness for all age groups.

The first five people to sign up as new members will receive a special gift!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1380

Location: Pelham Fritz Recreation Center (in Marcus Garvey Park)

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M058 Marcus Garvey Park 2016-02-20 2016-02-20 10:00 am 3:00 pm 40.80502319335900000, -73.94498443603500000 Wed, 27 Jan 2016 16:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Herb Smith Art Exhibit: The Birds of Richmond County]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/20/herb-smith-art-exhibit-the-birds-of-richmond-county http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/20/herb-smith-art-exhibit-the-birds-of-richmond-county Date: February 20, 2016

NYC Parks is pleased to present the exhibition: The Birds of Richmond County. Artist Herb Smith’s interest in painting wildlife, especially birds, goes back to his youth. His ability and technique to capture the structural differences, colors and unique traits of birds by layering oil paint brings a satisfying depth to his work. Paying homage to masters of the Dutch Renaissance Age such as Van Eyck, Van Der Wyden, Rembrandt and Vermeer, his realistic approach creates an accurate quality that tantalizes the viewer’s perception in a way that is true to life.

There will be an opening reception on Thursday, January 14, 2016 from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. The exhibit runs through 2-29-16.

Lenape Gallery hours are Monday to Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Saturday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The gallery is closed on Sundays and holidays. Admission is free.

Image: Herb Smith - White Throated Sparrow 16” x 12” oil on panel

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2016-02-20 2016-02-20 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/568408f2e228d.jpg Wed, 13 Jan 2016 18:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Tai Chi Chuan]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/20/tai-chi-chuan http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/20/tai-chi-chuan Date: February 20, 2016

Quiet like a mountain, moving like a river, Tai Chi Chuan is a sequence of gentle movements based on images found in nature. In this class, Irving Yee, a member of the William CC Chen Tai Chi School, introduces students to the internal martial arts, and promotes awareness of their health benefits. Students split into groups according to their level of expertise, exploring movements at their own pace, whether as beginners or more advanced students of Tai Chi. Classes are held indoors November through April.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2016-02-20 2016-02-20 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56a10c9753a5a.jpg Fri, 22 Jan 2016 11:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[GreenThumb Workshop: Maintaining Your Garden Tools]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/20/greenthumb-workshop-maintaining-your-garden-tools http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/20/greenthumb-workshop-maintaining-your-garden-tools Date: February 20, 2016

Learn how to maintain your garden tools and extend their use to make them more effective. Learn how to sharpen your hand pruners and your other gardening tools. This is a bilingual English/Spanish workshop.

Please RSVP here.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 602-5300

Location: GreenThumb Compound

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2016-02-20 2016-02-20 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.75339889526367000, -73.94750213623047000 Mon, 25 Jan 2016 15:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Amour for Armor]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/20/family-art-project-amour-for-armor http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/20/family-art-project-amour-for-armor Date: February 20, 2016

Inspired by Wave Hill’s illustrious former resident Bashford Dean and his passion for armor, we’ll make our own protective gear that shimmers. Using recycled materials and colored aluminum foil, emboss and bedazzle a pair of cuffs, a modern helmet or a fancy shield.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2016-02-20 2016-02-20 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56aa61c5ca598.jpg Tue, 02 Feb 2016 17:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Behind the Lens: Discover Highbridge Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/20/behind-the-lense-inwood-nature-walk-with-cameras http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/20/behind-the-lense-inwood-nature-walk-with-cameras Date: February 20, 2016

Bring your camera and join naturalist and photographer Mike Feller on a winter walk near the river in Highbridge Park.

Mike will discuss nature photography strategies for dealing with difficult lighting situations, lens and zoom choice for perspective control, and demonstrate the use of a large format film camera.

Please note: Space is limited. RSVP is required; please email RSVP@FortTryonParkTrust.org to register

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: West 172nd Street and Amsterdam Avenue (in Highbridge Park)

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M037 Highbridge Park 2016-02-20 2016-02-20 10:00 am 11:30 am 40.84230041503906000, -73.93499755859375000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56b3b55a177a7.jpg Thu, 11 Feb 2016 16:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[George Washington's Birthday: Family Activity Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/20/george-washingtons-birthday-family-activity-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/20/george-washingtons-birthday-family-activity-day Date: February 20, 2016

Come celebrate George Washington's birthday at his only Manhattan headquarters during the Revolutionary War!

We will be making a special George-inspired craft. At 1 p.m. we will have a special tour about Washington's time in the mansion.

Free with museum admission. Advanced registration is recommended at education@morrisjumel.org.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 923-8008

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

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M073 Roger Morris Park 2016-02-20 2016-02-20 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.83449935913086000, -73.93849945068360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5696863fa1207.jpg Wed, 20 Jan 2016 19:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Lunar New Year at the Queens Zoo]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/20/celebrate-lunar-new-year-at-queens-zoo http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/20/celebrate-lunar-new-year-at-queens-zoo Date: February 20, 2016

The WCS's Queens Zoo is celebrating the Year of the Monkey with special activities to ring in the Lunar New Year.

Activities include:

  • Lunar New Year Zodiac Scavenger Hunt – Visitors will use a scavenger hunt map to search for answers about zoo animals that might also be represented in the lunar zodiac. (11 a.m. to 4 p.m.)
  • Crafts – Visitors will make a special craft to take home in celebration of the new year. (11 a.m. to 4 p.m.)
  • Calligraphy –Visitors will have a chance to try out their calligraphy skills. (1 p.m. to 4 p.m.)
  • Chinese Theatre Works Performances – The Chinese Theatre Works will perform a special Year of the Monkey puppet show for visitors of all ages. (1 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.)
  • Tea and Fortune Cookies – Visitors will warm up inside the zoo’s Wild Room and enjoy a snack of tea and fortune cookies. (11 p.m. to 4 p.m.)
  • Sea Lion Feedings – The zoo’s daily sea lion feedings will take place at 11:15 a.m., 2 and 4 p.m.

All event times are subject to change. For a complete schedule, visit queenszoo.com.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 271-1500

Location: Queens Zoo

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2016-02-20 2016-02-20 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.74363327026367000, -73.85064697265625000 Fri, 22 Jan 2016 13:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Armor Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/20/armor-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/20/armor-day Date: February 20, 2016

Get thyself to Wave Hill’s Armor Hall for a day of merrymaking and medieval adventures! Try on armor, watch fencing and archery demonstrations, enjoy roaming minstrels, and immerse yourself altogether in the knightly world. Built in 1927 by scholar Bashford Dean, Armor Hall once displayed his personal collection of arms and armor. Be “Dean for a day” when the armor returns to Armor Hall! Co-presented with Historic Arms, an association of scholars who lecture and demonstrate arms and armor, including duels of honor and legends of chivalry.

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2016-02-20 2016-02-20 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56aa616eae9fc.jpg Tue, 02 Feb 2016 17:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/20/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/20/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour Date: February 20, 2016

Join Central Park Conservancy guides for an introduction to some of the southern park highlights, including Grand Army Plaza, the pond, Gapstow Bridge, Wollman Rink, Chess & Checkers House, and the Dairy.

The tour route involves moderate inclines and some stairs. Tour starts inside the park at 61st Street and Fifth Avenue. For weather cancellation, ticket and other policies, please review Central Park's Conservancy's policies carefully. Groups of seven or more must schedule a custom tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org.

For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 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 2016-02-20 2016-02-20 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.76549911499023400, -73.97219848632812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56423f05b161b.jpg Wed, 06 Jan 2016 15:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Winter Tree ID]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/20/winter-tree-id http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/20/winter-tree-id Date: February 20, 2016

Our Urban Park Ranger hiking guides will introduce you to the hidden gems of New York City. This hike will strengthen your winter tree ID skills as you learn about different characteristics and traits to look for, in order to identify trees without their leaves.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-421-2021

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2016-02-20 2016-02-20 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.66070175170898400, -73.96540069580078000 Wed, 09 Dec 2015 13:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Winter Succulent Garden Terrarium Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/20/winter-succulent-garden-terrarium-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/20/winter-succulent-garden-terrarium-workshop Date: February 20, 2016

Join horticulturalist and author Maria Colletti to design and make a miniature succulent garden under glass to take home. Learn about tropical plant terrariums, hanging glass globes with air plants, succulent and moss dish gardens, and more.

Registration is required; please call (718) 885-1461 or email info@bpmm.org.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 885-1461

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2016-02-20 2016-02-20 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.87186431884765600, -73.80553436279297000 Thu, 04 Feb 2016 16:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Playwriting for Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/20/playwriting-for-adults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/20/playwriting-for-adults Date: February 20, 2016

Join Juan Ramirez in a playwriting series of workshops at the Poe Park Visitor Center on Saturdays. This class is for adults. The class will workshop:

  • Creating characters, monologues and outlines
  • Proper play format
  • How to make character dialogue natural
  • Emphasizing character development
  • How to find inspiration with the world around you
  • Discovering genres

Fun exercises: Characters writing letters to each other, characters talking to other fictional characters, writing like other playwrights

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2016-02-20 2016-02-20 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Wed, 30 Dec 2015 12:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Learn to Play Soccer with Coach Victor Campbell]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/20/learn-to-play-soccer-with-coach-victor-campbell http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/20/learn-to-play-soccer-with-coach-victor-campbell Date: February 20, 2016

Children and youth ages 6-12 years learn fundamental and advanced soccer skills.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-402-5155

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

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2016-02-20 2016-02-20 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.81079864501953000, -73.91470336914062000 Wed, 23 Sep 2015 18:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Owls and Pellets]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/20/owls-and-pellets http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/20/owls-and-pellets Date: February 20, 2016

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 both 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.

Discover what makes owls fierce, nocturnal predators and dissect a real owl pellet indoors at the Blue Heron Nature Center.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-967-3542

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

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R119 Blue Heron Park 2016-02-20 2016-02-20 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.53085327148437500, -74.17777252197266000 Wed, 09 Dec 2015 17:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Free Family Day at Wyckoff Farmhouse]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/20/free-family-day-at-wyckoff-farmhouse http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/20/free-family-day-at-wyckoff-farmhouse Date: February 20, 2016

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

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

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

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 629-5400

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

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B376 Fidler-Wyckoff House Park 2016-02-20 2016-02-20 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.64431762695312500, -73.92077636718750000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5679612da0624.jpg Mon, 28 Dec 2015 18:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Ed Center Open Hours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/20/ed-center-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/20/ed-center-open-hours Date: February 20, 2016

The Ed Center is open for free, drop-in hours four afternoons a week!

Get to know Brooklyn Bridge Park with our 250-gallon aquarium filled with critters from the East River, a 10’-scale model of Brooklyn Bridge Park, crafts, a reading corner, and much more!

Photo by Alexa Hoyer

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Environmental Education Center (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-02-20 2016-02-20 1:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.70428673171300000, -73.98938399553300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56b39ce479a04.jpg Thu, 04 Feb 2016 15:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Lunar New Year]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/20/lunar-new-year http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/20/lunar-new-year Date: February 20, 2016

Celebrate the Year of the Monkey with holiday-themed storytime and crafts for kids (free while supplies last), and a tea-blending workshop for adults ($5 materials fee).

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2016-02-20 2016-02-20 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56a295d3aeae8.JPG Wed, 27 Jan 2016 17:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Goalball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/20/goalball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/20/goalball Date: February 20, 2016

Goalball is a Paralympic sport for athletes with visual impairments.It is played by two teams of three who are blindfolded using a ball with bells inside.

The ball is the size of a basketball but twice the weight. All abilities are welcome! Interested players can attend anytime. Membership is required.

For more information, email Rodolfo.Guevara@parks.nyc.gov.

Start time: 1:45 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-3319

Location: Chelsea Recreation Center

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M260 Chelsea Recreation Center 2016-02-20 2016-02-20 1:45 pm 4:00 pm 40.74829864501953000, -74.00219726562500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56bb8530e2b9a.jpg Thu, 11 Feb 2016 19:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Paper Arts & Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/20/paper-arts-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/20/paper-arts-crafts Date: February 20, 2016

Participants of all ages will have fun creating paper arts & crafts items to take home. Projects may include origami, decoupage, kirigami, collage, paper cutting, and more.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2016-02-20 2016-02-20 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Wed, 30 Dec 2015 17:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Union Square: Crossroads of New York Walking Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/20/union-square-crossroads-of-new-york-walking-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/20/union-square-crossroads-of-new-york-walking-tour Date: February 20, 2016

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 517-1826

Location: Abraham Lincoln Statue (in Union Square Park)

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M089 Union Square Park 2016-02-20 2016-02-20 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.73630142211914000, -73.99009704589844000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54cfe899a5d4d.jpg Tue, 15 Dec 2015 11:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Le Petit Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/20/le-petit-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/20/le-petit-art Date: February 20, 2016

Create miniature works of art (4"x6") or less using multiple mediums like acrylic paint, water color, pastel, pencil, ink, and surfaces like wood, canvas, paper, metal, and glass.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2016-02-20 2016-02-20 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Mon, 31 Aug 2015 17:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Leading the Way: Six Outstanding Women of Queens]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/20/leading-the-way-six-outstanding-women-of-queens http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/20/leading-the-way-six-outstanding-women-of-queens Date: February 20, 2016

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

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 939-0647

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

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Q022 Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech 2016-02-20 2016-02-20 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.76369857788086000, -73.82399749755860000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5591a2b96e22b.jpg Thu, 30 Jul 2015 11:00:11 EDT
<![CDATA[Foraging Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/20/foraging-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/20/foraging-tour Date: February 20, 2016

Join author and forager Marie Viljoen on a brisk botanical stroll to discover the indigenous edible plants of Brooklyn Bridge Park. Learn how to spot them in the growing year, how to use them in the kitchen, and where to plant them in your own gardens.

Photo by Etienne Frossard

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: 334 Furman Street (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-02-20 2016-02-20 3:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.69403178914900000, -73.99932694435100000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56b3a5090c46b.jpg Thu, 04 Feb 2016 16:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Yoga with Awesome Asana]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/20/yoga-with-awesome-asana http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/20/yoga-with-awesome-asana Date: February 20, 2016

Every Saturday at 3 p.m. at Morris-Jumel Mansion, certified yoga instructor Chelsea Best conducts Awesome Asana Yoga, an open-level Vinyasa class designed to accommodate beginners and experts alike.

All are welcome, and mats, if you haven’t one, are provided.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:05 pm

Contact phone: (212) 923-8008

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

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M073 Roger Morris Park 2016-02-20 2016-02-20 3:00 pm 4:05 pm 40.83449935913086000, -73.93849945068360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56968379cec80.jpg Wed, 20 Jan 2016 19:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Special Interactive Tour for Families: A Child’s View of Life in 19th Century New York]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/20/special-interactive-tour-for-families-a-childs-view-of-life-in-19th-century-new-york http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/20/special-interactive-tour-for-families-a-childs-view-of-life-in-19th-century-new-york Date: February 20, 2016

29 East Fourth Street was home not only to the eight Tredwell children, but also to two young granddaughters. Come tour the house and learn what life was like for children (and adults) in the 1850s, from schoolwork and chores to games and play.

Could you carry a bucket of coal up steep stairs? Do you have a calling card? A top hat? What, no hoop skirt? How did you take a bath? And penmanship really, really mattered.

Best for children eight to 12 years old.

Start time: 3:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 777-1089

Location: Merchant's House Museum

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M318 Merchant's House Museum 2016-02-20 2016-02-20 3:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.72769927978515600, -73.99230194091797000 Fri, 22 Jan 2016 11:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[The Night Sky]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/20/the-night-sky http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/20/the-night-sky Date: February 20, 2016

Our Urban Park Rangers will be your guides to the solar system, discussing the science, history, and folklore of the universe. Night Sky programs highlight the history and folklore of the solar system, using the naked eye to locate stars and planets.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-352-1769

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

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Q458 Fort Totten Park 2016-02-20 2016-02-20 6:00 pm 7:30 pm 40.79520034790039000, -73.77839660644531000 Wed, 09 Dec 2015 13:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Owl Prowl]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/21/owl-prowl http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/21/owl-prowl Date: February 21, 2016

Great Horned, saw-whet, long-eared, and barred owls can often be found near the mansion this time of year. Join Jack Rothman of City Island Birds to search the grounds for owls and other winter species, including winter woodland birds and waterfowl.

Be prepared for winter weather; wear sturdy waterproof shoes. Registration is requested; please call (718) 885-1461 or email info@bpmm.org.

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 885-1461

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2016-02-21 2016-02-21 8:30 am 10:00 am 40.87186431884765600, -73.80553436279297000 Thu, 04 Feb 2016 16:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[New York Road Runners Open Run: Run for Life at Marine Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/21/new-york-road-runners-open-run-run-for-life-at-marine-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/21/new-york-road-runners-open-run-run-for-life-at-marine-park Date: February 21, 2016

Open Run is a new community-based initiative that launched in St. Mary's Park in the Bronx on National Running Day, June 3, 2015. Through this initiative, New York Road Runners is empowering local volunteers to bring free weekly runs to local neighborhood parks all over NYC.

All runs are directed by volunteers and are free to all participants. The finish line is open until the last person is done. The courses vary based on park, but they are between 2.5-3 miles. Participants are encouraged to arrive 15 minutes before the start of the run and to leave their valuables at home – bag check is not provided. No need to do anything before the run, just show up. Open to all ages, experience levels, walkers, strollers, dogs: All are welcome!

This program is in coordination with NYC Parks' Community Parks Initiative.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Carmine Carro Community Center (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2016-02-21 2016-02-21 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.60810089111300000, -73.93769836425800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/567b155c53d54.png Mon, 28 Dec 2015 18:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Hatha Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/21/hatha-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/21/hatha-yoga Date: February 21, 2016

Reduce stress, increase your energy and bring strength and flexibility to your mind, body, and spirit with a yoga practice. Classes are led by Yoga for Blissdirector Neem Dewji, and are held indoors November through April.

All levels welcome.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:15 am

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Ecology Building (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2016-02-21 2016-02-21 10:00 am 11:15 am 40.89788818359375000, -73.91107940673828000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56a10d87ec88b.jpg Fri, 22 Jan 2016 11:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Amour for Armor]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/21/family-art-project-amour-for-armor http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/21/family-art-project-amour-for-armor Date: February 21, 2016

Inspired by Wave Hill’s illustrious former resident Bashford Dean and his passion for armor, we’ll make our own protective gear that shimmers. Using recycled materials and colored aluminum foil, emboss and bedazzle a pair of cuffs, a modern helmet or a fancy shield.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2016-02-21 2016-02-21 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56aa61c5ca598.jpg Tue, 02 Feb 2016 17:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Lunar New Year at the Queens Zoo]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/21/celebrate-lunar-new-year-at-queens-zoo http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/21/celebrate-lunar-new-year-at-queens-zoo Date: February 21, 2016

The WCS's Queens Zoo is celebrating the Year of the Monkey with special activities to ring in the Lunar New Year.

Activities include:

  • Lunar New Year Zodiac Scavenger Hunt – Visitors will use a scavenger hunt map to search for answers about zoo animals that might also be represented in the lunar zodiac. (11 a.m. to 4 p.m.)
  • Crafts – Visitors will make a special craft to take home in celebration of the new year. (11 a.m. to 4 p.m.)
  • Calligraphy –Visitors will have a chance to try out their calligraphy skills. (1 p.m. to 4 p.m.)
  • Chinese Theatre Works Performances – The Chinese Theatre Works will perform a special Year of the Monkey puppet show for visitors of all ages. (1 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.)
  • Tea and Fortune Cookies – Visitors will warm up inside the zoo’s Wild Room and enjoy a snack of tea and fortune cookies. (11 p.m. to 4 p.m.)
  • Sea Lion Feedings – The zoo’s daily sea lion feedings will take place at 11:15 a.m., 2 and 4 p.m.

All event times are subject to change. For a complete schedule, visit queenszoo.com.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 271-1500

Location: Queens Zoo

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2016-02-21 2016-02-21 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.74363327026367000, -73.85064697265625000 Fri, 22 Jan 2016 13:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/21/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/21/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park Date: February 21, 2016

Walk straight through the heart of Central Park on this east-to-west tour led by Central Park Conservancy guides. Enjoy a great variety of the scenic, sculptural, and architectural elements the park has to offer. Visit some of the park's most famous landmarks, including Conservatory Water, Loeb Boathouse, Bethesda Terrace, Bow Bridge, Cherry Hill, the lake, and Strawberry Fields.

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

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review the Central Park Conservancy's policies carefully.

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

For more information, please review these Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

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

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M010 Central Park 2016-02-21 2016-02-21 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.77249908447265600, -73.96700286865234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56423e4f3f7a0.jpg Wed, 06 Jan 2016 15:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Trail of the Month: Lavender Trail]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/21/trail-of-the-month-lavender-trail http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/21/trail-of-the-month-lavender-trail Date: February 21, 2016

Join us for an easy, guided interpretive hike along the Lavender trail in High Rock Park.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-351-3450

Location: 200 Nevada Avenue (in High Rock Park)

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R088 High Rock Park 2016-02-21 2016-02-21 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.58449935913086000, -74.12509918212890000 Fri, 08 Jan 2016 13:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Living with White-Tailed Deer]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/21/living-with-whitetailed-deer http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/21/living-with-whitetailed-deer Date: February 21, 2016

Explore Blue Heron Park with the Urban Park Rangers in a search for deer. Learn about deer ecology and behavior as you look for clues of deer presence. Join in a discussion about the impacts of deer in an urban environment.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-967-3542

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

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R119 Blue Heron Park 2016-02-21 2016-02-21 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.53085327148437500, -74.17777252197266000 Thu, 03 Dec 2015 13:00:01 EST
<![CDATA[Outdoor Skills: Animal Tracking]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/21/outdoor-skills-animal-tracking http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/21/outdoor-skills-animal-tracking Date: February 21, 2016

Our Urban Park Rangers are well versed in outdoor lore. Learn tips and tricks that will enhance your knowledge of the natural world, and might just save your life. Whether you are preparing for an extended journey through the woods or just want to be more prepared for any situation, a wilderness survival program is perfect for you. All programs are family friendly, but are recommended for ages 8 years and older.

In this program, learn to identify animal tracks to understand animal behavior. Dress appropriately for an outdoor hike.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-352-1769

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

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2016-02-21 2016-02-21 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.74280166625976600, -73.73590087890625000 Wed, 09 Dec 2015 16:00:02 EST