NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2014 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://www.nycgovparks.org/sub_things_to_do/upcoming_events/events_search.php NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Sun, 20 Apr 2014 06:57:20 GMT NYC Parks News 25 25 http://www.nycgovparks.org/sub_things_to_do/upcoming_events/events_search.php http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/parks_leaf_thumb.gif <![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Chair Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/14/shape-up-nyc-chair-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/14/shape-up-nyc-chair-aerobics Date: May 14, 2014

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

For adults and seniors.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 771-2787

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

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2014-05-14 2014-05-14 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.8108, -73.9147 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 02:57:23 EDT
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/14/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/14/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: May 14, 2014

See more than 30 life-size animatronic dinosaurs, including a 40-foot long tyrannosaurus rex, on this ride through the two-acre safari at the Bronx Zoo.

Learn about the different species of dinosaurs and their habitats, discover how fossils provide insight into what life may have looked like in prehistoric times and explore how animatronics work.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-1010

Location: Bronx Zoo (in Bronx Park)

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X002 Bronx Park 2014-05-14 2014-05-14 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Sun, 20 Apr 2014 02:57:23 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Tennis]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/14/cityparks-seniors-fitness-tennis2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/14/cityparks-seniors-fitness-tennis2 Date: May 14, 2014

The CityParks Seniors Fitness program offers free tennis lessons, yoga instruction, and fitness walking in 14 parks across the city. The program aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help us feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis. No matter how old we are, our bodies always benefit from physical activity. All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718)760-6999

Location: Brielle Ave. between Rockland Ave. and Wolcott Ave. (in LaTourette Park & Golf Course)

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R013 LaTourette Park & Golf Course 2014-05-14 2014-05-14 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.5911, -74.1395 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d6a68e59b4.jpg Sun, 20 Apr 2014 02:57:23 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Tennis]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/14/cityparks-seniors-fitness-tennis1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/14/cityparks-seniors-fitness-tennis1 Date: May 14, 2014

The CityParks Seniors Fitness program offers free tennis lessons, yoga instruction, and fitness walking in 14 parks across the city. The program aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help us feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis. No matter how old we are, our bodies always benefit from physical activity. All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718)760-6999

Location: Flushing Meadows Corona Park

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2014-05-14 2014-05-14 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7493, -73.8546 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d6c8aaf20a.jpg Sun, 20 Apr 2014 02:57:23 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Tennis]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/14/cityparks-seniors-fitness-tennis http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/14/cityparks-seniors-fitness-tennis Date: May 14, 2014

The CityParks Seniors Fitness program offers free tennis lessons, yoga instruction, and fitness walking in 14 parks across the city. The program aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help us feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis. No matter how old we are, our bodies always benefit from physical activity. All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718)760-6999

Location: Fieldhouse (in Astoria Park)

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Q004 Astoria Park 2014-05-14 2014-05-14 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7749, -73.9241 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d6cde80d16.jpg Sun, 20 Apr 2014 02:57:23 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Senior Fitness: Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/14/cityparks-senior-fitness-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/14/cityparks-senior-fitness-yoga Date: May 14, 2014

The CityParks Seniors Fitness program offers free tennis lessons, yoga instruction, and fitness walking in 14 parks across the city. The program aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help us feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis. No matter how old we are, our bodies always benefit from physical activity. All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718)760-6999

Location: Soundview Park

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X118 Soundview Park 2014-05-14 2014-05-14 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.8174, -73.8703 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d6ba07e982.jpg Sun, 20 Apr 2014 02:57:23 EDT
<![CDATA[Weird, Wild & Wonderful]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/14/weird-wild-wonderful http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/14/weird-wild-wonderful Date: May 14, 2014

In homage to the beauty of the botanical world's most bizarre flora, the New York Botanical Garden invited members of the American Society of Botanical Artists to participate in a study of the eccentric, creating works of art based on visually unusual plants chosen by the artists themselves.

View the results of their efforts, 46 captivating paintings and illustrations of exotic specimens, on display in the Ross Gallery.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2014-05-14 2014-05-14 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 02:57:23 EDT
<![CDATA[Sit Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/14/sit-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/14/sit-aerobics Date: May 14, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 771-2787

Location: St. Johns Recreation Center

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2014-05-14 2014-05-14 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.6735, -73.9348 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 02:57:23 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Chair Toning]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/14/shape-up-nyc-chair-toning http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/14/shape-up-nyc-chair-toning Date: May 14, 2014

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

For adults and seniors.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 402-5155

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

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2014-05-14 2014-05-14 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.8108, -73.9147 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 02:57:23 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/14/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/14/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga3 Date: May 14, 2014

The CityParks Seniors Fitness program offers free tennis lessons, yoga instruction, and fitness walking in 14 parks across the city. The program aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help us feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis. No matter how old we are, our bodies always benefit from physical activity. All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718)760-6999

Location: Inwood Hill Park

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2014-05-14 2014-05-14 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.873, -73.9254 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d6d3522e94.jpg Sun, 20 Apr 2014 02:57:23 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/14/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/14/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga2 Date: May 14, 2014

The CityParks Seniors Fitness program offers free tennis lessons, yoga instruction, and fitness walking in 14 parks across the city. The program aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help us feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis. No matter how old we are, our bodies always benefit from physical activity. All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718)760-6999

Location: South Oxford Park

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B407 South Oxford Park 2014-05-14 2014-05-14 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.6836, -73.9724 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d6d95b3814.jpg Sun, 20 Apr 2014 02:57:23 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Boot Camp]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/14/shape-up-nyc-bootcamp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/14/shape-up-nyc-bootcamp Date: May 14, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-05-14 2014-05-14 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 02:57:23 EDT
<![CDATA[Bronx Week at Bartow-Pell]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/14/bronx-week-at-bartowpell http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/14/bronx-week-at-bartowpell Date: May 14, 2014

Celebrate beauty in the Bronx with free guided tours on Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday afternoons, 12 to 4 p.m. Tours start at quarter past the hour

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 885-1461

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2014-05-14 2014-05-14 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.8705, -73.8109 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 02:57:23 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Belvedere's Kingdom]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/14/central-park-tour-belvederes-kingdom http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/14/central-park-tour-belvederes-kingdom Date: May 14, 2014

Take a walk around the landscapes dominated by historic Belvedere Castle, situated high on Vista Rock. Route involves moderate inclines and a few stairs.

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

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Belvedere Castle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-05-14 2014-05-14 12:00 pm 1:15 pm 40.7793, -73.9691 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/530fef2612e4a.jpg Sun, 20 Apr 2014 02:57:23 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Couch to 5K]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/14/shape-up-nyc-couch-to-5k http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/14/shape-up-nyc-couch-to-5k Date: May 14, 2014

A beginner program for the aspiring runner, this class will combine running, walking, and conditioning exercises to get you in shape for long distance running.

Rain or shine.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-3300

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

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2014-05-14 2014-05-14 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8344 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 02:57:23 EDT
<![CDATA[Wheelchair Basketball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/14/wheelchair-basketball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/14/wheelchair-basketball Date: May 14, 2014

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

Recreation Center membership is required to participate.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 293-5934

Location: West Bronx Recreation Center

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X261 West Bronx Recreation Center 2014-05-14 2014-05-14 6:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.8441, -73.9188 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 02:57:23 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Yoga - Relax and Stretch]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/14/shape-up-nyc-yoga-relax-and-stretch http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/14/shape-up-nyc-yoga-relax-and-stretch Date: May 14, 2014

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

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

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: McDonald Park House (in McDonald Playground)

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R034 McDonald Playground 2014-05-14 2014-05-14 7:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.6291, -74.1155 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 02:57:23 EDT
<![CDATA[Urban Oasis: 30 Years Painting Bronx Parks by Daniel Hauben]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/15/urban-oasis-30-years-painting-bronx-parks-daniel-hauben http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/15/urban-oasis-30-years-painting-bronx-parks-daniel-hauben Date: May 15, 2014

Well known for his urban vistas, Daniel Hauben has spent many a lovely day painting Bronx Parks.

His new exhibit at the Poe Park VIsitor Center includes giclee prints on canvas and paper, as well as original oil and pastel paintings in locations such as Van Cortlandt Park, the Bronx Zoo, the New York Botanical Gardens, Wave Hill,Saint James Park, Old Fort Four Park, Pelham Bay Park and Poe Park.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-05-15 2014-05-15 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 02:57:23 EDT
<![CDATA[Seniors Fitness: Walking]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/15/seniors-fitness-walking http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/15/seniors-fitness-walking Date: May 15, 2014

Walking is an excellent way to stay fit and enjoy the scenes of the city.

For ages 60+; pre-registration is required.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 760-6999

Location: Indian Field Comfort Station (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2014-05-15 2014-05-15 9:00 am 40.8959, -73.8782 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 02:57:23 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/15/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/15/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga3 Date: May 15, 2014

The CityParks Seniors Fitness program offers free tennis lessons, yoga instruction, and fitness walking in 14 parks across the city. The program aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help us feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis. No matter how old we are, our bodies always benefit from physical activity. All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718)760-6999

Location: Roy Wilkins Park Parking Lot

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2014-05-15 2014-05-15 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.6863, -73.7689 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d7831dc747.jpg Sun, 20 Apr 2014 02:57:23 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Tennis]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/15/cityparks-seniors-fitness-tennis2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/15/cityparks-seniors-fitness-tennis2 Date: May 15, 2014

The CityParks Seniors Fitness program offers free tennis lessons, yoga instruction, and fitness walking in 14 parks across the city. The program aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help us feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis. No matter how old we are, our bodies always benefit from physical activity. All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718)760-6999

Location: Cunningham Park at 193rd Street

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2014-05-15 2014-05-15 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.7302, -73.7774 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d6e23b6354.jpg Sun, 20 Apr 2014 02:57:23 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/15/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/15/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga1 Date: May 15, 2014

The CityParks Seniors Fitness program offers free tennis lessons, yoga instruction, and fitness walking in 14 parks across the city. The program aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help us feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis. No matter how old we are, our bodies always benefit from physical activity. All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718)760-6999

Location: East 86th Street and East End Avenue (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2014-05-15 2014-05-15 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.7749, -73.9438 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d78aba2a4c.jpg Sun, 20 Apr 2014 02:57:23 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Walking]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/15/cityparks-seniors-fitness-walking http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/15/cityparks-seniors-fitness-walking Date: May 15, 2014

The CityParks Seniors Fitness program offers free tennis lessons, yoga instruction, and fitness walking in 14 parks across the city. The program aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help us feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis. No matter how old we are, our bodies always benefit from physical activity. All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718)760-6999

Location: Woodlawn Tennis Courts (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2014-05-15 2014-05-15 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.8966, -73.8786 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d76499ca57.jpg Sun, 20 Apr 2014 02:57:23 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/15/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/15/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga Date: May 15, 2014

The CityParks Seniors Fitness program offers free tennis lessons, yoga instruction, and fitness walking in 14 parks across the city. The program aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help us feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis. No matter how old we are, our bodies always benefit from physical activity. All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718)760-6999

Location: Middletown Rd & Stadium Ave (in Pelham Bay Park)

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2014-05-15 2014-05-15 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.8485, -73.8199 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d787974f5b.jpg Sun, 20 Apr 2014 02:57:23 EDT
<![CDATA[Fitness Walk at Joe Michaels Mile]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/15/fitness-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/15/fitness-walk Date: May 15, 2014

Join other adults in a weekly fitness walking program that starts at the western end of Joe Michaels Mile (near the front of Fort Totten). No registration is required.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: 718-352-4793 ext. 301

Location: Joe Michaels Mile: Western Entrance (in Crocheron Park)

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Q012 Crocheron Park 2014-05-15 2014-05-15 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.7888, -73.7821 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 02:57:23 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Stretch, Tone and Balance]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/15/shape-up-nyc-stretch-tone-and-balance http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/15/shape-up-nyc-stretch-tone-and-balance Date: May 15, 2014

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: McDonald Park House (in McDonald Playground)

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R034 McDonald Playground 2014-05-15 2014-05-15 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.6291, -74.1155 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 02:57:23 EDT
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/15/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/15/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: May 15, 2014

See more than 30 life-size animatronic dinosaurs, including a 40-foot long tyrannosaurus rex, on this ride through the two-acre safari at the Bronx Zoo.

Learn about the different species of dinosaurs and their habitats, discover how fossils provide insight into what life may have looked like in prehistoric times and explore how animatronics work.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-1010

Location: Bronx Zoo (in Bronx Park)

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X002 Bronx Park 2014-05-15 2014-05-15 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Sun, 20 Apr 2014 02:57:23 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Senior Fitness: Tennis]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/15/cityparks-senior-fitness-tennis http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/15/cityparks-senior-fitness-tennis Date: May 15, 2014

The CityParks Seniors Fitness program offers free tennis lessons, yoga instruction, and fitness walking in 14 parks across the city. The program aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help us feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis. No matter how old we are, our bodies always benefit from physical activity. All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718)760-6999

Location: Roy Wilkins Park Parking Lot

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2014-05-15 2014-05-15 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.6863, -73.7689 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d798f8788b.jpg Sun, 20 Apr 2014 02:57:23 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/15/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/15/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga2 Date: May 15, 2014

The CityParks Seniors Fitness program offers free tennis lessons, yoga instruction, and fitness walking in 14 parks across the city. The program aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help us feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis. No matter how old we are, our bodies always benefit from physical activity. All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718)760-6999

Location: Cunningham Park at 193rd Street

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2014-05-15 2014-05-15 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7302, -73.7774 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d7b33aef25.jpg Sun, 20 Apr 2014 02:57:23 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Tennis]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/15/cityparks-seniors-fitness-tennis1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/15/cityparks-seniors-fitness-tennis1 Date: May 15, 2014

The CityParks Seniors Fitness program offers free tennis lessons, yoga instruction, and fitness walking in 14 parks across the city. The program aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help us feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis. No matter how old we are, our bodies always benefit from physical activity. All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718)760-6999

Location: W. 207 St. & Seaman Ave. (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2014-05-15 2014-05-15 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.869, -73.9224 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d79c993d9b.jpg Sun, 20 Apr 2014 02:57:23 EDT
<![CDATA[Greenbelt Tree Tots]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/15/greenbelt-tree-tots http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/15/greenbelt-tree-tots Date: May 15, 2014

Join us for a dynamic exploration of the wonders of the forest. Through hands-on activities, observations, finger plays, games, and stories, children will become familiar with the sights and sounds of the forest.

The program will take place indoors and outdoors for 3-4 year olds and their caregivers. Registration required. Space is limited.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 10:45 am

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2014-05-15 2014-05-15 10:00 am 10:45 am 40.5884, -74.1391 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 02:57:23 EDT
<![CDATA[Weird, Wild & Wonderful]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/15/weird-wild-wonderful http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/15/weird-wild-wonderful Date: May 15, 2014

In homage to the beauty of the botanical world's most bizarre flora, the New York Botanical Garden invited members of the American Society of Botanical Artists to participate in a study of the eccentric, creating works of art based on visually unusual plants chosen by the artists themselves.

View the results of their efforts, 46 captivating paintings and illustrations of exotic specimens, on display in the Ross Gallery.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2014-05-15 2014-05-15 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 02:57:23 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Stretching, Toning, Relaxation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/15/stretching-toning-relaxation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/15/stretching-toning-relaxation Date: May 15, 2014

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

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

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-05-15 2014-05-15 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 02:57:23 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Senior Fitness: Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/15/cityparks-senior-fitness-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/15/cityparks-senior-fitness-yoga Date: May 15, 2014

The CityParks Seniors Fitness program offers free tennis lessons, yoga instruction, and fitness walking in 14 parks across the city. The program aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help us feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis. No matter how old we are, our bodies always benefit from physical activity. All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (718)760-6999

Location: John Jay Park

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M045 John Jay Park 2014-05-15 2014-05-15 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.7692, -73.9495 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d78f2979a4.jpg Sun, 20 Apr 2014 02:57:23 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Tennis]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/15/cityparks-seniors-fitness-tennis http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/15/cityparks-seniors-fitness-tennis Date: May 15, 2014

The CityParks Seniors Fitness program offers free tennis lessons, yoga instruction, and fitness walking in 14 parks across the city. The program aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help us feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis. No matter how old we are, our bodies always benefit from physical activity. All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718)760-6999

Location: Tennis Courts (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2014-05-15 2014-05-15 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.6082, -73.935 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d7a740b326.jpg Sun, 20 Apr 2014 02:57:23 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Total Body Workout]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/15/shape-up-nyc-total-body-workout http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/15/shape-up-nyc-total-body-workout Date: May 15, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-3657

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

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X044 St. James Park 2014-05-15 2014-05-15 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.8647, -73.8992 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 02:57:23 EDT
<![CDATA[Conversational English]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/15/conversational-english http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/15/conversational-english Date: May 15, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-05-15 2014-05-15 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 02:57:23 EDT
<![CDATA[Chair Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/15/chair-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/15/chair-yoga Date: May 15, 2014

Get into yoga! This session of mindful, seated exercise will convince you of the benefits of this popular practice.

People with disabilities and who are able-bodied are welcome. Recreation Center membership is required to participate.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 255-3705

Location: Chelsea Recreation Center

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M260 Chelsea Recreation Center 2014-05-15 2014-05-15 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7483, -74.0022 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 02:57:23 EDT
<![CDATA[Adaptive Track and Field]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/15/adaptive-track-and-field http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/15/adaptive-track-and-field Date: May 15, 2014

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

Recreation Center membership is required to join.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 293-5934

Location: West Bronx Recreation Center

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X261 West Bronx Recreation Center 2014-05-15 2014-05-15 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8441, -73.9188 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 02:57:23 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: The Ramble]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/15/central-park-tour-the-ramble http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/15/central-park-tour-the-ramble Date: May 15, 2014

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Belvedere Castle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-05-15 2014-05-15 12:00 pm 1:15 pm 40.7793, -73.9691 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/530feb06b56e8.jpg Sun, 20 Apr 2014 02:57:23 EDT
<![CDATA[Rock Your Seat]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/15/rock-your-seat http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/15/rock-your-seat Date: May 15, 2014

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

Recreation Center membership is required to participate.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 667-3545

Location: Greenbelt Recreation Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2014-05-15 2014-05-15 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.5926, -74.1358 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 02:57:23 EDT
<![CDATA[Blooming Naturalists: Introduction to Bird Watching]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/15/blooming-naturalists http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/15/blooming-naturalists Date: May 15, 2014

So you think you are a naturalist? Join the Alliance at the Audubon Center in this Introduction to Bird Watching series. Using fun games and activities learn what makes birds so special!

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-05-15 2014-05-15 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5327482a3015f.png Sun, 20 Apr 2014 02:57:23 EDT
<![CDATA[Learn To Draw]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/15/learn-to-draw http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/15/learn-to-draw Date: May 15, 2014

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-05-15 2014-05-15 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 02:57:23 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature on the Go!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/15/nature-on-the-go http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/15/nature-on-the-go Date: May 15, 2014

Join the Prospect Park Alliance at the Audubon Center to learn about the nature that is all around us. A naturalist leads children and families to areas near the Audubon Center to discover the flora and fauna in the park. Meet at the Audubon Center.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-05-15 2014-05-15 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51634824e03ed.jpg Sun, 20 Apr 2014 02:57:23 EDT
<![CDATA[Animal Encounter]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/15/animal-encounter http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/15/animal-encounter Date: May 15, 2014

Curious as to how "Snappy" the turtle got her name? Want to watch the snake gobble up a mouse? Join the Alliance at the Audubon Center to learn more about the animals in our collection. Discover what it takes to care for these amazing creatures and assist in an actual feeding. There will also be opportunities to get up close and personal!

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-05-15 2014-05-15 3:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5163470fe9ca2.png Sun, 20 Apr 2014 02:57:23 EDT
<![CDATA[Volunteer with the Garden Crew]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/15/garden-crew1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/15/garden-crew1 Date: May 15, 2014

The garden crew will be meeting regularly to maintain and revitalize the ornamental and native plantings around Sherman Creek and Swindler Cove. As part of garden crew you will help redesign and plant garden beds as well as weed, water, and dead-head in existing gardens. If you want to learn more about planting, pruning, weed identification, and other horticultural techniques join the garden crew in their weekly workdays.

Please register by email.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone: (917) 291-6436

Location: Sherman Creek Park (in Sherman Creek)

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M300 Sherman Creek 2014-05-15 2014-05-15 4:00 pm 6:30 pm 40.8611, -73.918 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 02:57:23 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Bootcamp]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/15/shape-up-nyc-bootcamp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/15/shape-up-nyc-bootcamp Date: May 15, 2014

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

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

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: McDonald Park House (in McDonald Playground)

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R034 McDonald Playground 2014-05-15 2014-05-15 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.6291, -74.1155 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 02:57:23 EDT
<![CDATA[Adaptive Dance]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/15/adaptive-dance http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/15/adaptive-dance Date: May 15, 2014

Body movement to dance music: reggae, hip hop, funk. Recreation Center membership is required to participate.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 234-9607

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

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M014 Jackie Robinson Park 2014-05-15 2014-05-15 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.8242, -73.9425 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 02:57:23 EDT
<![CDATA[Fashion Flashback: 1914]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/15/fashion-flashback-1914 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/15/fashion-flashback-1914 Date: May 15, 2014

To celebrate the centennial of both Bronx County and Bartow-Pell, we offer a look back at the fashions of 1914 by Bard Graduate Center scholar Sarah Pickman. Her studies in fashion history and anthropology, combined with her work in the Textile Conservation Department at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, give her a unique take on a tumultuous time.

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

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 885-1461

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2014-05-15 2014-05-15 7:30 pm 40.8705, -73.8109 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 02:57:23 EDT
<![CDATA[Urban Oasis: 30 Years Painting Bronx Parks by Daniel Hauben]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/16/urban-oasis-30-years-painting-bronx-parks-daniel-hauben http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/16/urban-oasis-30-years-painting-bronx-parks-daniel-hauben Date: May 16, 2014

Well known for his urban vistas, Daniel Hauben has spent many a lovely day painting Bronx Parks.

His new exhibit at the Poe Park VIsitor Center includes giclee prints on canvas and paper, as well as original oil and pastel paintings in locations such as Van Cortlandt Park, the Bronx Zoo, the New York Botanical Gardens, Wave Hill,Saint James Park, Old Fort Four Park, Pelham Bay Park and Poe Park.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-05-16 2014-05-16 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 02:57:23 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/16/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/16/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga Date: May 16, 2014

The CityParks Seniors Fitness program offers free tennis lessons, yoga instruction, and fitness walking in 14 parks across the city. The program aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help us feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis. No matter how old we are, our bodies always benefit from physical activity. All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718)760-6999

Location: Brielle Ave. between Rockland Ave. and Wolcott Ave. (in LaTourette Park & Golf Course)

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R013 LaTourette Park & Golf Course 2014-05-16 2014-05-16 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.5911, -74.1395 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d7770760a4.jpg Sun, 20 Apr 2014 02:57:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Yoga in the Orangerie Spring Series]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/16/yoga-in-the-orangerie-spring-series http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/16/yoga-in-the-orangerie-spring-series Date: May 16, 2014

A beginner-level class also suitable for those who want to deepen their practice in a steady, mindful approach.

Taught by certified Anusara® yoga teacher Ann Casapini in a serene, sunlit space.

Ten classes. Class size limited to 12. Registration and pre-payment required.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:15 am

Contact phone: (718) 885-1461

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2014-05-16 2014-05-16 9:00 am 10:15 am 40.8705, -73.8109 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 02:57:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/16/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/16/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: May 16, 2014

See more than 30 life-size animatronic dinosaurs, including a 40-foot long tyrannosaurus rex, on this ride through the two-acre safari at the Bronx Zoo.

Learn about the different species of dinosaurs and their habitats, discover how fossils provide insight into what life may have looked like in prehistoric times and explore how animatronics work.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-1010

Location: Bronx Zoo (in Bronx Park)

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X002 Bronx Park 2014-05-16 2014-05-16 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Sun, 20 Apr 2014 02:57:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Weird, Wild & Wonderful]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/16/weird-wild-wonderful http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/16/weird-wild-wonderful Date: May 16, 2014

In homage to the beauty of the botanical world's most bizarre flora, the New York Botanical Garden invited members of the American Society of Botanical Artists to participate in a study of the eccentric, creating works of art based on visually unusual plants chosen by the artists themselves.

View the results of their efforts, 46 captivating paintings and illustrations of exotic specimens, on display in the Ross Gallery.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2014-05-16 2014-05-16 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 02:57:24 EDT
<![CDATA[English Reading For Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/16/english-reading-for-adults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/16/english-reading-for-adults Date: May 16, 2014

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-05-16 2014-05-16 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 02:57:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Sit Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/16/sit-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/16/sit-aerobics Date: May 16, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 771-2787

Location: St. Johns Recreation Center

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2014-05-16 2014-05-16 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.6735, -73.9348 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 02:57:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Pilates]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/16/shape-up-nyc-pilates http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/16/shape-up-nyc-pilates Date: May 16, 2014

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-05-16 2014-05-16 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/528134f69ac11.jpg Sun, 20 Apr 2014 02:57:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/16/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/16/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park Date: May 16, 2014

On this east-west walk you will see a hidden bench that tells time, miniature boats powered by the wind, a magnificent sculpture celebrating fresh water, and much more. The route involves a few stairs.

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

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

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M010 Central Park 2014-05-16 2014-05-16 12:00 pm 1:30 pm 40.7725, -73.967 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53063c99b6a83.jpg Sun, 20 Apr 2014 02:57:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Blooming Naturalists: Introduction to Bird Watching]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/16/blooming-naturalists http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/16/blooming-naturalists Date: May 16, 2014

So you think you are a naturalist? Join the Alliance at the Audubon Center in this Introduction to Bird Watching series. Using fun games and activities learn what makes birds so special!

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-05-16 2014-05-16 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5327482a3015f.png Sun, 20 Apr 2014 02:57:24 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Tennis]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/16/cityparks-seniors-fitness-tennis http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/16/cityparks-seniors-fitness-tennis Date: May 16, 2014

The CityParks Seniors Fitness program offers free tennis lessons, yoga instruction, and fitness walking in 14 parks across the city. The program aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help us feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis. No matter how old we are, our bodies always benefit from physical activity. All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718)760-6999

Location: Tennis Center (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-05-16 2014-05-16 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.79, -73.9619 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d7ba922a4e.jpg Sun, 20 Apr 2014 02:57:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Conference House Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/16/house-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/16/house-tours Date: May 16, 2014

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 984-6046

Location: Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2014-05-16 2014-05-16 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.502, -74.2514 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5339a985105b4.jpg Sun, 20 Apr 2014 02:57:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Short Story Fiction/Non-Fiction Writing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/16/short-story-fictionnonfiction-writing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/16/short-story-fictionnonfiction-writing Date: May 16, 2014

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

This class is for adults.

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-05-16 2014-05-16 1:30 pm 3:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 02:57:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature on the Go!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/16/nature-on-the-go http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/16/nature-on-the-go Date: May 16, 2014

Join the Prospect Park Alliance at the Audubon Center to learn about the nature that is all around us. A naturalist leads children and families to areas near the Audubon Center to discover the flora and fauna in the park. Meet at the Audubon Center.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-05-16 2014-05-16 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51634824e03ed.jpg Sun, 20 Apr 2014 02:57:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Adapted Aquatics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/16/adapted-aquatics2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/16/adapted-aquatics2 Date: May 16, 2014

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

To register, please call our Citywide Aquatics office at 718-760-6969 ext. 0. Recreation Center membership is required to participate.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-760-6969 ext. 0

Location: Metropolitan Recreation Center

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B085 Metropolitan Recreation Center 2014-05-16 2014-05-16 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.7151, -73.9605 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 02:57:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Seasonal Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/16/seasonal-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/16/seasonal-crafts Date: May 16, 2014

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-05-16 2014-05-16 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 02:57:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Animal Encounter]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/16/animal-encounter http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/16/animal-encounter Date: May 16, 2014

Curious as to how "Snappy" the turtle got her name? Want to watch the snake gobble up a mouse? Join the Alliance at the Audubon Center to learn more about the animals in our collection. Discover what it takes to care for these amazing creatures and assist in an actual feeding. There will also be opportunities to get up close and personal!

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-05-16 2014-05-16 3:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5163470fe9ca2.png Sun, 20 Apr 2014 02:57:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Adapted Aquatics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/16/adapted-aquatics1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/16/adapted-aquatics1 Date: May 16, 2014

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

To register, please call the Citywide Aquatics office at 718-760-6969 ext. 0. Recreation Center membership is required to participate.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-760-6969 ext. 0

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

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M164 Asser Levy Playground 2014-05-16 2014-05-16 3:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7361, -73.9757 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 02:57:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Adapted Aquatics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/16/adapted-aquatics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/16/adapted-aquatics Date: May 16, 2014

Practice your swimming skills in this adaptive swim program for people with disabilities! To register, which is mandatory, please call the Citywide Aquatics office at 718-760-6969 ext. 0.

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

Start time: 4:30 pm

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-760-6969 ext. 0

Location: Roy Wilkins Recreation Center

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Q448 Roy Wilkins Recreation Center 2014-05-16 2014-05-16 4:30 pm 5:30 pm 40.6881, -73.7701 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 02:57:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Cardio Sculpt]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/16/shape-up-nyc-cardio-sculpt http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/16/shape-up-nyc-cardio-sculpt Date: May 16, 2014

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

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

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: McDonald Park House (in McDonald Playground)

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R034 McDonald Playground 2014-05-16 2014-05-16 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.6291, -74.1155 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 02:57:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Van Cortlandt Track Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/17/van-cortlandt-track-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/17/van-cortlandt-track-club Date: May 17, 2014

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Van Cortlandt Stadium (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2014-05-17 2014-05-17 8:00 am 40.888, -73.8968 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 02:57:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Urban Oasis: 30 Years Painting Bronx Parks by Daniel Hauben]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/17/urban-oasis-30-years-painting-bronx-parks-daniel-hauben http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/17/urban-oasis-30-years-painting-bronx-parks-daniel-hauben Date: May 17, 2014

Well known for his urban vistas, Daniel Hauben has spent many a lovely day painting Bronx Parks.

His new exhibit at the Poe Park VIsitor Center includes giclee prints on canvas and paper, as well as original oil and pastel paintings in locations such as Van Cortlandt Park, the Bronx Zoo, the New York Botanical Gardens, Wave Hill,Saint James Park, Old Fort Four Park, Pelham Bay Park and Poe Park.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-05-17 2014-05-17 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 02:57:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Bird Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/17/bird-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/17/bird-walk Date: May 17, 2014

NYC Audubon experts lead the way as we marvel at quirky but logical bird behavior and delicate feathers in exquisite patterns.

When birding on your own, check the Nature Sightings log in front of the Nature Center before you head out. At the end of walks, please add your sightings to the log, so others may be aware of recent nature happenings in the park.

Bring binoculars if you have them and wear sturdy shoes!

Start time: 8:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 430-1890

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2014-05-17 2014-05-17 8:00 am 40.8911, -73.894 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 02:57:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Greenmarket at Grand Army Plaza]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/17/greenmarket-at-grand-army-plaza http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/17/greenmarket-at-grand-army-plaza Date: May 17, 2014

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Grand Army Plaza

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B040 Grand Army Plaza 2014-05-17 2014-05-17 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.6735, -73.9701 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52c7206a84855.jpg Sun, 20 Apr 2014 02:57:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Meet Your Neighbor Breakfast]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/17/meet-your-neighbor-breakfast http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/17/meet-your-neighbor-breakfast Date: May 17, 2014

Meet your neighbor is a time to meet new and old friends while sitting down and having breakfast.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 442-0336

Location: Westerleigh Park

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R029 Westerleigh Park 2014-05-17 2014-05-17 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.6198, -74.1345 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 02:57:24 EDT
<![CDATA[MillionTreesNYC Planting Event at Jones Woods Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/17/milliontreesnyc-planting-event-at-jones-woods-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/17/milliontreesnyc-planting-event-at-jones-woods-park Date: May 17, 2014

Seven years ago, the city launched the MillionTreesNYC initiative with an ambitious goal: to plant and care for one million new trees across the city.

The benefits to be gained were clear: improved air and water quality; reduced pollution from storm water runoff, flooding and erosion; and reduced energy costs, to name a few.

Since 2007, we have come a long way towards reaching our goal of planting one million trees, and we are confident that we will get there.

We invite you to join us this spring to plant trees at Jones Woods Park in Staten Island!

Registration is required

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Franklin Avenue and Arnold Street (in Jones Woods Park)

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R048 Jones Woods Park 2014-05-17 2014-05-17 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.6385, -74.0908 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 02:57:24 EDT
<![CDATA[ESL Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/17/esl-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/17/esl-class Date: May 17, 2014

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-05-17 2014-05-17 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 02:57:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Zumba]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/17/shape-up-nyc-zumba http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/17/shape-up-nyc-zumba Date: May 17, 2014

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

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

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: McDonald Park House (in McDonald Playground)

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R034 McDonald Playground 2014-05-17 2014-05-17 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.6291, -74.1155 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 02:57:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/17/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/17/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: May 17, 2014

See more than 30 life-size animatronic dinosaurs, including a 40-foot long tyrannosaurus rex, on this ride through the two-acre safari at the Bronx Zoo.

Learn about the different species of dinosaurs and their habitats, discover how fossils provide insight into what life may have looked like in prehistoric times and explore how animatronics work.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-1010

Location: Bronx Zoo (in Bronx Park)

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X002 Bronx Park 2014-05-17 2014-05-17 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Sun, 20 Apr 2014 02:57:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Learn to Ride: George U. Harvey Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/17/learn-to-ride-george-u-harvey-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/17/learn-to-ride-george-u-harvey-park Date: May 17, 2014

NYC Parks and Bike New York are proud to present Learn to Ride classes.

The classes teach a safe, easy, effective method to learn to ride. "Balance first" teaches kids the basics: balancing, starting, stopping, and steering.

Participants must bring their own bike and helmet.

Pre-registration is required. To register, please visit Bike New York's webpage.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: George U. Harvey Park Hockey Rink

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2014-05-17 2014-05-17 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.7818, -73.8246 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 02:57:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Shaking In Your Seat]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/17/shaking-in-your-seat http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/17/shaking-in-your-seat Date: May 17, 2014

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

Recreation Center membership is required to participate.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 927-1563

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

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M099 J. Hood Wright Park 2014-05-17 2014-05-17 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.8469, -73.9399 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 02:57:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Centennial Plant Sale]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/17/centennial-plant-sale http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/17/centennial-plant-sale Date: May 17, 2014

Let your garden be inspired by ours! Unusual annuals, perennials, herbs, and roses for sale, plus demos on edible gardening, potting plants, and a book signing of The Little Green Book of Gardening Wisdom. Rain date: Sunday, May 18.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 885-1461

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2014-05-17 2014-05-17 10:00 am 3:00 pm 40.8705, -73.8109 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 02:57:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Weird, Wild & Wonderful]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/17/weird-wild-wonderful http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/17/weird-wild-wonderful Date: May 17, 2014

In homage to the beauty of the botanical world's most bizarre flora, the New York Botanical Garden invited members of the American Society of Botanical Artists to participate in a study of the eccentric, creating works of art based on visually unusual plants chosen by the artists themselves.

View the results of their efforts, 46 captivating paintings and illustrations of exotic specimens, on display in the Ross Gallery.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2014-05-17 2014-05-17 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 02:57:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Tunisian Crochet Beginners]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/17/tunisian-crochet-beginners http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/17/tunisian-crochet-beginners Date: May 17, 2014

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

Materials required:

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-05-17 2014-05-17 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 02:57:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/17/shape-up-nyc-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/17/shape-up-nyc-aerobics Date: May 17, 2014

A low intensity workout that uses easy-to-follow dance steps to improve heart health and tone the body.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-05-17 2014-05-17 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 02:57:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Spring Kids Fest 2014]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/17/spring-kids-fest-20141 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/17/spring-kids-fest-20141 Date: May 17, 2014

Spring Kids Fest is our favorite way to kick off a fresh season of free and fun programming in 2014! Join us in Madison Square Park with our friends at Time Out New York Kids on Saturday, May 17th from 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. for Spring Kids Fest. Free fun indeed! Everything is free for your little ones from snacks, live shows, arts and crafts, games, face painting, storytelling and so much more.

The main stage presents shakin’ performances by Mil’s Trills (1:00 p.m.), Story Pirates (12:00 p.m.) and Field Station: Dinosaurs (11:00 a.m.). In the northern reflecting pool Songs for Seeds will be jammin’ out at 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.

Imagine the park transformed into a kiddie wonderland– that’s Spring Kids Fest. It’s a wonderful time of year and we invite you and your families to Madison Square Park. Make sure to sign up for Madison Square Park Conservancy e-newsletters on our homepage for upcoming sneak peaks of the fest.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 538-1884

Location: Madison Square Park

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M052 Madison Square Park 2014-05-17 2014-05-17 10:30 am 1:30 pm 40.7413, -73.9884 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 02:57:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Hiking Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/17/central-park-tour-hiking-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/17/central-park-tour-hiking-central-park Date: May 17, 2014

A follow-up to the sold-out Central Park Hike last summer, guides will take guests from Belvedere Castle at Vista Rock, through the Ramble and other landscapes to the Hallett Nature Sanctuary. Learn about urban horticulture, woodlands, and conservation on this hike co-led by Conservancy staff and the Appalachian Mountain Club. Route involves hills, stairs, uneven paths, and wood-chipped trails. Ages 16+.

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

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

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

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

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Belvedere Castle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-05-17 2014-05-17 10:30 am 12:30 pm 40.7793, -73.9691 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/530ffee528c1e.jpg Sun, 20 Apr 2014 02:57:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Knitting & Crocheting for Intermediate and Advanced Levels]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/17/knitcrochet-intermediate-group http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/17/knitcrochet-intermediate-group Date: May 17, 2014

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

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

Must be able to read and follow patterns.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-05-17 2014-05-17 10:30 am 12:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 02:57:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Zumba Toning]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/17/shape-up-nyc-zumba1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/17/shape-up-nyc-zumba1 Date: May 17, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: McDonald Park House (in McDonald Playground)

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R034 McDonald Playground 2014-05-17 2014-05-17 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.6291, -74.1155 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 02:57:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Adult Art: Botanical Watercolors]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/17/adult-art-botanical-watercolors http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/17/adult-art-botanical-watercolors Date: May 17, 2014

Using the inspiration of the Greenbelt during the growing season, participants will learn how to use the watercolor medium to create an accurate, life-like illustration of woodland wildflowers.

Pre-payment and registration required.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2014-05-17 2014-05-17 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.5884, -74.1391 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 02:57:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Learn to Ride: I.S. 2 George L. Egbert Playground]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/17/learn-to-ride-is-2-playground http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/17/learn-to-ride-is-2-playground Date: May 17, 2014

NYC Parks and Bike New York are proud to present Learn to Ride classes.

The classes teach a safe, easy, effective method to learn to ride. "Balance first" teaches kids the basics: balancing, starting, stopping, and steering.

Participants must bring their own bike and helmet.

Pre-registration is required. To register, please visit Bike New York's webpage.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: I.S. 2 George L. Egbert Playground

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2014-05-17 2014-05-17 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.5773, -74.1011 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 02:57:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Learn to Ride: Morningside Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/17/learn-to-ride-morningside-park-at-112th-st-manhattan-ave http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/17/learn-to-ride-morningside-park-at-112th-st-manhattan-ave Date: May 17, 2014

NYC Parks and Bike New York are proud to present Learn to Ride classes.

The classes teach a safe, easy, effective method to learn to ride. "Balance first" teaches kids the basics: balancing, starting, stopping, and steering.

Participants must bring their own bike and helmet.

Pre-registration is required. To register, please visit Bike New York's webpage.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: 112th Street and Manhattan Avenue (in Morningside Park)

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M056 Morningside Park 2014-05-17 2014-05-17 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.8024, -73.9587 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 02:57:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Birding: Hawk Watch]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/17/birding-hawk-watch http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/17/birding-hawk-watch Date: May 17, 2014

New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife. Our Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in New York City. Birding programs are appropriate for all skill levels and beginners are welcome. To enhance your experience we encourage you to bring binoculars and field guides, or ask a Ranger to borrow a pair.

Registration required. To register, please visit nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Wednesday, May 7.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 319-7258

Location: Pelham Bay Park

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2014-05-17 2014-05-17 11:00 am 40.8586, -73.8027 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 02:57:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Freshwater Fishing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/17/freshwater-fishing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/17/freshwater-fishing Date: May 17, 2014

Catch-and-release fishing is a great way to get outdoors and discover nature just a few blocks from home. Our experienced Rangers teach the ethics of fishing and the ecology of our waterways on every fishing program. Participation in a mandatory safety review lead by a trained Ranger is required. All equipment is provided.

Adults, families, and children ages 8 years and older are welcome to participate in all fishing programs.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

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

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R005 Clove Lakes Park 2014-05-17 2014-05-17 11:00 am 40.619, -74.1061 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 02:57:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Conservatory Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/17/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/17/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden Date: May 17, 2014

Learn about the thousands of trees, flowers, shrubs, and perennials that decorate the Conservatory Garden from the Conservancy horticulturalists who take care of this special place within the Park. Route involves a few stairs.

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

Location: Conservatory Garden (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-05-17 2014-05-17 11:00 am 12:15 pm 40.7937, -73.9522 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/530ffb1f28e6f.jpg Sun, 20 Apr 2014 02:57:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Hands-on History: Reading with Rufus]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/17/handson-history-reading-with-rufus http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/17/handson-history-reading-with-rufus Date: May 17, 2014

Rufus King loved to read and owned over 3,500 books! Take a tour of the museum to see his library. Create your own book and decorate it using paper marbleizing, which was very popular in the 19th century.

Families with children of all ages are welcome!

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 206-0545

Location: King Manor Museum (in Rufus King Park)

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Q023 Rufus King Park 2014-05-17 2014-05-17 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.703, -73.8037 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fe3c0293b2.jpg Sun, 20 Apr 2014 02:57:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Audubon: Wonderful Warblers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/17/popup-audubon-wonderful-warblers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/17/popup-audubon-wonderful-warblers Date: May 17, 2014

The Prospect Park Alliance presents Pop-Up Audubon, now in its second season, which invites families to directly engage with nature through outdoor learning in locations around the Park.

Nature on the Go!: 2 p.m.
Wonderful Warblers provides information and background knowledge needed to fully appreciate why Prospect Park is an essential stopover for birds. Participants also create their own pair of binoculars and learn how to identify these colorful songbirds.
Nature’s Helpers: 3 p.m.
Join the Alliance to spend some time enjoying nature while helping to keep the park clean. Take a tour of the Park and help keep it clean along the way. Gloves, garbage bags, and trash grabbers will be provided.
Family Bird Watching: 4 p.m.
Take a stroll on the Lullwater Trail to look for colorful and unique spring migrants.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

Location: Binnen Bridge (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-05-17 2014-05-17 12:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.6617, -73.9659 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d66b19ebc3.png Sun, 20 Apr 2014 02:57:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Introduction to Bird Watching]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/17/introduction-to-bird-watching http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/17/introduction-to-bird-watching Date: May 17, 2014

Look, up in the sky, it's a bird! But what kind? Join the Alliance to learn about the 250 species of birds that call Prospect Park home.

Led by the Brooklyn Brid Club.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-05-17 2014-05-17 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/528136ab90698.jpg Sun, 20 Apr 2014 02:57:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Bronx Week at Bartow-Pell]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/17/bronx-week-at-bartowpell http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/17/bronx-week-at-bartowpell Date: May 17, 2014

Celebrate beauty in the Bronx with free guided tours on Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday afternoons, 12 to 4 p.m. Tours start at quarter past the hour

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 885-1461

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2014-05-17 2014-05-17 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.8705, -73.8109 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 02:57:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Mid-Park Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/17/central-park-tour-midpark-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/17/central-park-tour-midpark-welcome-tour Date: May 17, 2014

Explore Central Park’s central features, including the Lake and Ramble woodland, then marvel at the views from Belvedere Castle. This route involves many hills, stairs, and uneven paths.

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 12:45 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Alexander von Humboldt statue (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-05-17 2014-05-17 12:00 pm 12:45 pm 40.7794, -73.9734 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53063d734c462.jpg Sun, 20 Apr 2014 02:57:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Citizenship Classes for Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/17/citizenship-classes-for-adults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/17/citizenship-classes-for-adults Date: May 17, 2014

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

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-05-17 2014-05-17 12:30 pm 1:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 02:57:25 EDT