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 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 21:21:44 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[Beginners Tunisian Crochet]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/20/tunisian-crochet-beginners http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/20/tunisian-crochet-beginners Date: May 20, 2014

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

Materials required:

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

Start time: 1:30 am

End time: 2:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-05-20 2014-05-20 1:30 am 2:30 am 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 17:21:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/20/bryant-park-tai-chi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/20/bryant-park-tai-chi Date: May 20, 2014

Tai Chi and Eternal Spring are instructed by members of the Tai Chi Chuan Center. Open to all ages and experience levels.

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-05-20 2014-05-20 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.7541, -73.9845 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 17:21:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/20/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/20/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: May 20, 2014

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

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

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.

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2014-05-20 2014-05-20 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.8606, -73.9338 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5395c8d750ccf.jpg Wed, 30 Jul 2014 17:21:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: Harvesting Our History: The Story of Queens Botanical Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/20/art-in-the-garden-harvesting-our-history-the-story-of-queens-botanical-garden7 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/20/art-in-the-garden-harvesting-our-history-the-story-of-queens-botanical-garden7 Date: May 20, 2014

Get a sense of Queens Botanical Garden's past and how both the 1939 and 1964 New York World's Fairs influenced the Garden's development. This exhibit is created largely from the Garden's own archives with images that illustrate these important events in New York City's history.

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-05-20 2014-05-20 8:30 am 5:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 17:21:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition by Ruth Marshall: Closely Knit: A Textile Analysis of Animals]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/20/exhibition-by-ruth-marshallclosely-knit-a-textile-analysis-of-animals http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/20/exhibition-by-ruth-marshallclosely-knit-a-textile-analysis-of-animals Date: May 20, 2014

Closely Knit: A Textile Analysis of Animals by Ruth Marshall brings attention to illegal wildlife trade and species loss in a way that unites a widened audience of scientists, art enthusiasts and the general public. Her life-size, knitted textile pelts of tigers, leopards, coral snakes and Australian marsupials exemplify how artisan goods have the potential to have higher commercial value than poached skins on the black market. Her textiles reinforce the ideology that support for conservation and culture is a more sustainable, viable and lucrative endeavor than the illegal wildlife trade.

She has conducted research at the American Museum of Natural History, Melbourne Museum and the Berlin Zoo. For Closely Knit, Marshall studied Askai, Central Park Zoo’s six-year-old male snow leopard and created a new knitted work based on his distinctive coat. The exhibition is staged in the historic Arsenal building, which housed a menagerie of gifted animals on the basement level from 1859 to 1871, and was the first home of the American Museum of Natural History from 1869 to 1877 before it moved to its current home on Manhattan’s West Side.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-05-20 2014-05-20 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5351860bdbc4f.jpeg Wed, 30 Jul 2014 17:21:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Seniors Fitness: Walking]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/20/seniors-fitness-walking http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/20/seniors-fitness-walking Date: May 20, 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 2014-05-20 2014-05-20 9:00 am 40.8959, -73.8782 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 17:21:45 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/20/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga4 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/20/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga4 Date: May 20, 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 2014-05-20 2014-05-20 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.5911, -74.1395 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d7770760a4.jpg Wed, 30 Jul 2014 17:21:45 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/20/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/20/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga3 Date: May 20, 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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2014-05-20 2014-05-20 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.6863, -73.7689 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d7831dc747.jpg Wed, 30 Jul 2014 17:21:45 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Tennis]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/20/cityparks-seniors-fitness-tennis2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/20/cityparks-seniors-fitness-tennis2 Date: May 20, 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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2014-05-20 2014-05-20 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.7302, -73.7774 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d6e23b6354.jpg Wed, 30 Jul 2014 17:21:45 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/20/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/20/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga1 Date: May 20, 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 2014-05-20 2014-05-20 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.7749, -73.9438 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d78aba2a4c.jpg Wed, 30 Jul 2014 17:21:45 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Walking]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/20/cityparks-seniors-fitness-walking http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/20/cityparks-seniors-fitness-walking Date: May 20, 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 2014-05-20 2014-05-20 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.8966, -73.8786 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d76499ca57.jpg Wed, 30 Jul 2014 17:21:45 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/20/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/20/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga Date: May 20, 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 2014-05-20 2014-05-20 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.8485, -73.8199 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d787974f5b.jpg Wed, 30 Jul 2014 17:21:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Fitness Walk at Joe Michaels Mile]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/20/fitness-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/20/fitness-walk Date: May 20, 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 2014-05-20 2014-05-20 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.7888, -73.7821 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 17:21:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Urban Oasis: 30 Years Painting Bronx Parks by Daniel Hauben]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/20/urban-oasis-30-years-painting-bronx-parks-daniel-hauben http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/20/urban-oasis-30-years-painting-bronx-parks-daniel-hauben Date: May 20, 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: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-05-20 2014-05-20 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 17:21:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Zumba]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/20/shape-up-nyc-zumba http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/20/shape-up-nyc-zumba Date: May 20, 2014

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

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: McDonald Park House (in McDonald Playground)

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R034 McDonald Playground 2014-05-20 2014-05-20 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.6291, -74.1155 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 17:21:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/20/bryant-park-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/20/bryant-park-yoga Date: May 20, 2014

Perfect your downward dog under the trees with YogaWorks instructors.

Mats provided by Athleta. Presented by Athleta.

Pre-register at the link below or on-site. Walk-ins are welcome!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-05-20 2014-05-20 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7534, -73.9827 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 17:21:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/20/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/20/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: May 20, 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 2014-05-20 2014-05-20 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Wed, 30 Jul 2014 17:21:45 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Senior Fitness: Tennis]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/20/cityparks-senior-fitness-tennis http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/20/cityparks-senior-fitness-tennis Date: May 20, 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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2014-05-20 2014-05-20 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.6863, -73.7689 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d798f8788b.jpg Wed, 30 Jul 2014 17:21:45 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/20/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/20/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga2 Date: May 20, 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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2014-05-20 2014-05-20 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7302, -73.7774 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d7b33aef25.jpg Wed, 30 Jul 2014 17:21:45 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Tennis]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/20/cityparks-seniors-fitness-tennis1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/20/cityparks-seniors-fitness-tennis1 Date: May 20, 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 2014-05-20 2014-05-20 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.869, -73.9224 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d79c993d9b.jpg Wed, 30 Jul 2014 17:21:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Weird, Wild & Wonderful]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/20/weird-wild-wonderful http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/20/weird-wild-wonderful Date: May 20, 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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2014-05-20 2014-05-20 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 17:21:45 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Senior Fitness: Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/20/cityparks-senior-fitness-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/20/cityparks-senior-fitness-yoga Date: May 20, 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 2014-05-20 2014-05-20 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.7692, -73.9495 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d78f2979a4.jpg Wed, 30 Jul 2014 17:21:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Zumba Toning]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/20/shape-up-nyc-zumba1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/20/shape-up-nyc-zumba1 Date: May 20, 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 2014-05-20 2014-05-20 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.6291, -74.1155 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 17:21:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/20/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/20/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: May 20, 2014

Test your ping pong skills at one of two state-of-the-art tables. Bring a friend, or sign up with our park attendant, who can arrange a friendly game.

Paddles and balls provided free of charge to all skill levels.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Ping Pong Court (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-05-20 2014-05-20 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 17:21:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Chess & Backgammon]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/20/bryant-park-chess-backgammon http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/20/bryant-park-chess-backgammon Date: May 20, 2014

Game boards, including chess and backgammon, are available for a small few. Endorsed by the Marshall Chess Club.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-05-20 2014-05-20 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 17:21:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/20/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/20/bryant-park-games Date: May 20, 2014

Take a break with an eclectic selection of favorite tabletop games for free. From Scrabble and mancala to dominoes and Jenga. Visit bryantpark.org to find weekly Game Socials and Clinics for Board and Party Games, Mah Jongg, and more.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-05-20 2014-05-20 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 17:21:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Kubb]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/20/bryant-park-kubb http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/20/bryant-park-kubb Date: May 20, 2014

Learn the Scandinavian lawn game, also known as Viking Chess. To win, knock over your opponent’s blocks with wooden pins. Never played? Our attendant will teach you.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: The Green (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-05-20 2014-05-20 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 17:21:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Putting Green]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/20/bryant-park-putting-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/20/bryant-park-putting-green Date: May 20, 2014

Practice your technique, perfect your distance and speed, or bring the kids to play on the green, all free of charge. Golf balls and clubs are provided.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: The Green (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-05-20 2014-05-20 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 17:21:45 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Tennis]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/20/cityparks-seniors-fitness-tennis http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/20/cityparks-seniors-fitness-tennis Date: May 20, 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 2014-05-20 2014-05-20 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.6082, -73.935 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d7a740b326.jpg Wed, 30 Jul 2014 17:21:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Adaptive Track and Field]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/20/adaptive-track-and-field http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/20/adaptive-track-and-field Date: May 20, 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 2014-05-20 2014-05-20 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8441, -73.9188 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 17:21:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Board Game Social]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/20/bryant-park-board-game-social http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/20/bryant-park-board-game-social Date: May 20, 2014

Join us at our all new weekly Game Socials to meet up with like-minded players interested in the same games as you. The Board Game Social features games in their classic form with a board, special pieces and a little bit of competition. Try classics like Sorry, Clue, Monopoly, or Life.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-05-20 2014-05-20 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 17:21:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/20/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/20/bryant-park-juggling Date: May 20, 2014

Test your coordination and dexterity with free juggling lessons. All skills are welcome and equipment is provided.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-05-20 2014-05-20 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 17:21:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: North Woods]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/20/central-park-tour-north-woods http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/20/central-park-tour-north-woods Date: May 20, 2014

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

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

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

For the latest information or to see more dates for this tour, check 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) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2014-05-20 2014-05-20 12:00 pm 1:15 pm 40.7968, -73.9515 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51d715c87a7f6.jpg Wed, 30 Jul 2014 17:21:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Abs Workout]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/20/abs-work-out http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/20/abs-work-out Date: May 20, 2014

Exercise workout focusing on abs, especially strength training your core

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-05-20 2014-05-20 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 17:21:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Meditation Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/20/meditation-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/20/meditation-class Date: May 20, 2014

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 1:45 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-05-20 2014-05-20 1:00 pm 1:45 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 17:21:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Tree Care at West Brighton]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/20/tree-care-event-in-west-brighton http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/20/tree-care-event-in-west-brighton Date: May 20, 2014

Help care for street trees in West Brighton, Staten Island, with H.E.A.L.T.H. for Youths, at the kickoff event!

H.E.A.L.T.H for Youths is participating in the Live Better Staten Island Month initiative launched by the Neighborhood Housing Services of Staten Island.

Please RSVP
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Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Richmond Terrace and North Burgher Avenue

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2014-05-20 2014-05-20 3:00 pm 4:30 pm 40.6415, -74.1158 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 17:21:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Spring in the Kitchen and Extra-Curricular Kitchen and Garden Programming]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/20/spring-in-the-kitchen-and-extracurricular-kitchen-and-garden-programming http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/20/spring-in-the-kitchen-and-extracurricular-kitchen-and-garden-programming Date: May 20, 2014

Come see what's cooking in the ESYNYC Harlem kitchen classroom and talk about extra-curricular programming in both the kitchen and the garden.

You must RSVP for this workshop as space is limited.

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

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: 212.788.8073

Location: PS 7

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2014-05-20 2014-05-20 4:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.801, -73.9396 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 17:21:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Accordions Around the World in Bryant Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/20/accordions-around-the-world-in-bryant-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/20/accordions-around-the-world-in-bryant-park Date: May 20, 2014

Take a cross-cultural musical journey -- from France to Colombia, from the Balkans to Louisiana, from cumbia to jazz, and more -- with accordions, harmoniums, concertinas, and bandoneons. Accordionists will play throughout the park at 5:00 p.m., and then at 6:00 p.m. a band with a different infectious, global beat each week performs on the Fountain Terrace. Produced in collaboration with Ariana's List.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 7:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-05-20 2014-05-20 5:00 pm 7:15 pm 40.7541, -73.9845 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 17:21:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Human Impacts Institute Tree Care Tuesdays]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/20/human-impacts-institute-tree-care-tuesdays http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/20/human-impacts-institute-tree-care-tuesdays Date: May 20, 2014

Human Impacts Institute’s successful Tree Care Tuesday program will be entering its second season, launching during earth week this April. The goal of Tree Care Tuesdays is to beautify NYC neighborhoods, create community relationships, promote green space, mitigate air pollution, and prevent stormwater runoff.

Tree care sessions involve community volunteers, alongside HII crew cleaning-up, aerating and mulching tree beds and planting bulbs in the tree bed soil all while spending quality time with your community and mother nature.

Human Impacts Institute will provide supplies for tree care. Participants should bring water bottles, sunblock, a hat, and any other personal items. Participants under 18 need to be accompanied by a guardian.

Please note: Tree Care Tuesdays meet on Tuesdays between 10:00 a.m. 12:00 p.m., from April 22nd through September 2nd. On April 22, May 20, June 17 and July 15, Tree Care Tuesdays will meet 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Space is limited. Registration is recommended for individuals and required for groups. Please register by email with your full name and contanct information, and specify “Tree Care Tuesday”, the specific date, as well as how many people will be attending in your registration.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 727 9761

Location: Roebling Street between N 7th St and N 6th St

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2014-05-20 2014-05-20 5:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.716, -73.9555 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d8195c8ec3.JPG Wed, 30 Jul 2014 17:21:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/20/bryant-park-juggling1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/20/bryant-park-juggling1 Date: May 20, 2014

Test your coordination and dexterity with free juggling lessons. All skills are welcome and equipment is provided.

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-05-20 2014-05-20 5:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 17:21:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Scrabble Game Social]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/20/bryant-park-scrabble-game-social http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/20/bryant-park-scrabble-game-social Date: May 20, 2014

Join us at our all new weekly game socials to meet up with like-minded players interested in the same games as you.

The Scrabble Game Social brings together the park's wordsmiths in pursuit of Scrabble bingos, and high scoring tiles. If you go wild for words, this one's for you!

Please note, we have two Scrabble sets, so plan to meet new people when you come to play.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-05-20 2014-05-20 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 17:21:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Art for Us Adaptive Art Program]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/20/art-for-us-adaptive-art-program http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/20/art-for-us-adaptive-art-program Date: May 20, 2014

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

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

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 218-2380

Location: McCarren Play Center

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2014-05-20 2014-05-20 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.7202, -73.951 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 17:21:45 EDT
<![CDATA[The Bowery Presents: The Neighbourhood / Danny Brown / Little Daylight / Born Casual]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/20/the-bowery-presents-the-neighbourhood-danny-brown-little-daylight-born-casual http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/20/the-bowery-presents-the-neighbourhood-danny-brown-little-daylight-born-casual Date: May 20, 2014

Doors 5:00 PM | Show 6:00 PM

http://www.bowerypresents.com/event/492933-neighbourhood-new-york

In early 2012 a mysterious band appeared online. The group, The Neighbourhood, revealed no biographical information, no photos and no backstory, offering only a moody track titled "Female Robbery." Fans and the press were confounded, scouring the Internet for any information that might lead them to the identity of these musicians. Pieces of the puzzle, some reflecting reality and some not so much, began to emerge. The Neighbourhood were a quintet. They were from California despite the British spelling of their name. They had a second track, "Sweater Weather," which had an accompanying -- and equally dark -- video.

Although The Neighbourhood's identity remained hazy, it became clear that the music they were making felt transformative to critics and fans alike. The evocative combination of rock instruments with R&B and hip-hop aesthetics seemed, in many ways, revelatory, a reimagining of sounds that seemed to make people clamor for more information with even greater fervor. In April, BBC Radio One DJ Zane Lowe, an early champion of the group, let it slip that The Neighbourhood was the handiwork of musician Jesse Rutherford, a resident of Newbury Park, CA. By early May, as the band unveiled a free, self-released EP titled "I'm Sorry," it became understood that the identity of this young band was, ultimately, secondary to the music itself.

So who are The Neighbourhood? In essence, the group, which formed in August of 2011, is a collection of five friends who make music together. They're headed by Rutherford, a 21-year-old singer who has dabbled in various genres, including hip-hop, before crafting the merge of sounds that categorizes The Neighbourhood's style. Their debut EP produced by Justyn Pilbrow, who brought Emile Haynie onboard to collaborate on "Female Robbery." The EP, recorded at the end of last year, is composed of shadowy, emotional music with visuals to match. And it's all part of the band's master plan.

"I always have a strong vision before I go into anything," Rutherford says. "I don't know how to make music any other way. It was all in my head, and that vision for the music was to make hip-hop beats with guitars and I was going to sing and rap over them. We wanted to do that hip-hop aesthetic on an indie platform."

"I'm Sorry," a five-song disc, is a precursor to the band's debut album, which is also being produced by Pilbrow and Haynie. The album, expected out March 2013, will expand the group's moody sensibility, which pairs brooding layers of instrumentals with Rutherford's hip-hop-inspired croon. The style, which the band has dubbed "black and white" due to its confident inspirations, is based largely in rhythm, as evidenced by the EP. "When I started in music I started doing drums and then I started doing vocals," Rutherford explains. "And then I combined the two together because to me rapping is just rhythmic vocals. I think the rhythm of hip-hop is really what got me into it. It's not just words being said; it's about how the words are said."

In the end, all you need to know about The Neighbourhood is in that music and in those words. There are more facts, more pieces of the puzzle, more information to unveil. But what's the fun in being given the full picture when you can slowly discover it for yourself? It's better to leave some mystery lingering. Because, after all, it's that unknowing that brought The Neighbourhood to people's attention to begin with.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Rumsey Playfield (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-05-20 2014-05-20 6:00 pm 40.7728, -73.9702 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 17:21:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Cardio Sculpt]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/20/shape-up-nyc-cardio-sculpt1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/20/shape-up-nyc-cardio-sculpt1 Date: May 20, 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 2014-05-20 2014-05-20 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.6291, -74.1155 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 17:21:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Reading Room: Poetry]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/20/bryant-park-reading-room-poetry http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/20/bryant-park-reading-room-poetry Date: May 20, 2014

Join an evening of poetry with CUNY Poets.

The Bryant Park Reading Room presents: Carl James Grindley, Alexander Long, Salita Bryant and Isaac Goldemberg.

Presented in partnership with Anne Lovering Rounds.

Rain information: In case of rain, events are held under a tent at the Reading Room. In case of severe weather, please check bryantpark.org indoor location.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Reading Room (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-05-20 2014-05-20 7:00 pm 8:30 pm 40.7542, -73.9833 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 17:21:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Wheelchair Basketball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/20/wheelchair-basketball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/20/wheelchair-basketball Date: May 20, 2014

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

Recreation Center membership is required to participate.

Start time: 7:45 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 353-7853

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

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2014-05-20 2014-05-20 7:45 pm 9:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8344 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 17:21:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park FitClub: Boot Camp with The Rise NYC]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/21/bryant-park-fitclub-boot-camp-with-the-rise-nyc http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/21/bryant-park-fitclub-boot-camp-with-the-rise-nyc Date: May 21, 2014

NYC’s premiere community-driven pop-up fitness group, TheRise NYC, brings boot camp to Midtown with a distinctive blend of cardio and strength training. No equipment necessary.

Start time: 6:30 am

End time: 7:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-05-21 2014-05-21 6:30 am 7:00 am 40.7541, -73.9845 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 17:21:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Sunrise Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/21/sunrise-tai-chi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/21/sunrise-tai-chi Date: May 21, 2014

Start your day out right; come enjoy Sunrise Tai Chi classes with Robert Martinez, certified Tai Chi Instructor on the beautiful David Rockefeller Linden Terrace. Suitable for all levels. Wear comfy clothing and bring water.

Please check back for heavy rain and weather/air advisory cancelations.

Start time: 6:30 am

End time: 7:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Linden Terrace (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2014-05-21 2014-05-21 6:30 am 7:30 am 40.8617, -73.9335 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/537253657d16e.jpg Wed, 30 Jul 2014 17:21:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: Harvesting Our History: The Story of Queens Botanical Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/21/art-in-the-garden-harvesting-our-history-the-story-of-queens-botanical-garden7 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/21/art-in-the-garden-harvesting-our-history-the-story-of-queens-botanical-garden7 Date: May 21, 2014

Get a sense of Queens Botanical Garden's past and how both the 1939 and 1964 New York World's Fairs influenced the Garden's development. This exhibit is created largely from the Garden's own archives with images that illustrate these important events in New York City's history.

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-05-21 2014-05-21 8:30 am 5:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 17:21:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition by Ruth Marshall: Closely Knit: A Textile Analysis of Animals]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/21/exhibition-by-ruth-marshallclosely-knit-a-textile-analysis-of-animals http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/21/exhibition-by-ruth-marshallclosely-knit-a-textile-analysis-of-animals Date: May 21, 2014

Closely Knit: A Textile Analysis of Animals by Ruth Marshall brings attention to illegal wildlife trade and species loss in a way that unites a widened audience of scientists, art enthusiasts and the general public. Her life-size, knitted textile pelts of tigers, leopards, coral snakes and Australian marsupials exemplify how artisan goods have the potential to have higher commercial value than poached skins on the black market. Her textiles reinforce the ideology that support for conservation and culture is a more sustainable, viable and lucrative endeavor than the illegal wildlife trade.

She has conducted research at the American Museum of Natural History, Melbourne Museum and the Berlin Zoo. For Closely Knit, Marshall studied Askai, Central Park Zoo’s six-year-old male snow leopard and created a new knitted work based on his distinctive coat. The exhibition is staged in the historic Arsenal building, which housed a menagerie of gifted animals on the basement level from 1859 to 1871, and was the first home of the American Museum of Natural History from 1869 to 1877 before it moved to its current home on Manhattan’s West Side.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-05-21 2014-05-21 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5351860bdbc4f.jpeg Wed, 30 Jul 2014 17:21:45 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Senior Fitness: Walking]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/21/cityparks-senior-fitness-walking http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/21/cityparks-senior-fitness-walking Date: May 21, 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 2014-05-21 2014-05-21 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.7749, -73.9438 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d653971bd7.jpg Wed, 30 Jul 2014 17:21:45 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/21/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/21/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga1 Date: May 21, 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: Salt Marsh Nature Center (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2014-05-21 2014-05-21 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.6047, -73.9298 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d69833d1e1.jpg Wed, 30 Jul 2014 17:21:45 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/21/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/21/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga Date: May 21, 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 2014-05-21 2014-05-21 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.8966, -73.8786 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d6b267ba59.jpg Wed, 30 Jul 2014 17:21:45 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Walking]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/21/cityparks-seniors-fitness-walking http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/21/cityparks-seniors-fitness-walking Date: May 21, 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: Metcalf and Lafayette Avenues (in Soundview Park)

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X118 Soundview Park 2014-05-21 2014-05-21 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.8174, -73.8703 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d67f7c8244.jpg Wed, 30 Jul 2014 17:21:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Urban Oasis: 30 Years Painting Bronx Parks by Daniel Hauben]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/21/urban-oasis-30-years-painting-bronx-parks-daniel-hauben http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/21/urban-oasis-30-years-painting-bronx-parks-daniel-hauben Date: May 21, 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: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-05-21 2014-05-21 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 17:21:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Riverdale Park Garlic Mustard Pull]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/21/park-garlic-mustard-pull http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/21/park-garlic-mustard-pull Date: May 21, 2014

Volunteer with Natural Areas Volunteers (NAV) at Riverdale Park to help remove Garlic Mustard from the forest. This work will help maintain the livelihood of the restored forest.

Volunteers will be trained in invasive weed identification and removal techniques. Come dressed in sturdy boots or shoes, long pants and clothing that can get dirty. Space is limited. Registration is required for this event.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-3318

Location: Riverdale Park

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2014-05-21 2014-05-21 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8902, -73.9174 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 17:21:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Conference House Park Garlic Mustard Pull]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/21/conference-house-park-garlic-mustard-pull http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/21/conference-house-park-garlic-mustard-pull Date: May 21, 2014

Volunteer with Natural Areas Volunteers (NAV) at Conference House Park to help remove Garlic Mustard from the forest.

This work will help maintain the livelihood of the restored forest. Volunteers will be trained in invasive weed identification and removal techniques.

Come dressed in sturdy boots or shoes, long pants and clothing that can get dirty. Space is limited. Registration is required for this event.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-3318

Location: Hylan Blvd and Satterlee Street

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2014-05-21 2014-05-21 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.5028, -74.2519 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 17:21:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Chair Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/21/shape-up-nyc-chair-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/21/shape-up-nyc-chair-aerobics Date: May 21, 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 2014-05-21 2014-05-21 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.8108, -73.9147 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 17:21:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Early Bird Game Social]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/21/bryant-park-early-bird-game-social http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/21/bryant-park-early-bird-game-social Date: May 21, 2014

Join us at our all new weekly Game Socials to meet up with like-minded players interested in the same games as you.

The Early Bird Game Social gives you a chance to start the day in the park, and warm up your mind with games that get you thinking like dominoes, Scrabble, cards or Boggle.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-05-21 2014-05-21 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 17:21:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/21/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/21/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: May 21, 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 2014-05-21 2014-05-21 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Wed, 30 Jul 2014 17:21:45 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Tennis]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/21/cityparks-seniors-fitness-tennis2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/21/cityparks-seniors-fitness-tennis2 Date: May 21, 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 2014-05-21 2014-05-21 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.5911, -74.1395 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d6a68e59b4.jpg Wed, 30 Jul 2014 17:21:45 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Tennis]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/21/cityparks-seniors-fitness-tennis1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/21/cityparks-seniors-fitness-tennis1 Date: May 21, 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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2014-05-21 2014-05-21 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7493, -73.8546 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d6c8aaf20a.jpg Wed, 30 Jul 2014 17:21:45 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Tennis]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/21/cityparks-seniors-fitness-tennis http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/21/cityparks-seniors-fitness-tennis Date: May 21, 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 2014-05-21 2014-05-21 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7749, -73.9241 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d6cde80d16.jpg Wed, 30 Jul 2014 17:21:45 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Senior Fitness: Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/21/cityparks-senior-fitness-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/21/cityparks-senior-fitness-yoga Date: May 21, 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: Metcalf and Lafayette Avenues (in Soundview Park)

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X118 Soundview Park 2014-05-21 2014-05-21 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.8174, -73.8703 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d6ba07e982.jpg Wed, 30 Jul 2014 17:21:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Weird, Wild & Wonderful]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/21/weird-wild-wonderful http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/21/weird-wild-wonderful Date: May 21, 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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2014-05-21 2014-05-21 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 17:21:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Sit Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/21/sit-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/21/sit-aerobics Date: May 21, 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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2014-05-21 2014-05-21 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.6735, -73.9348 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 17:21:45 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks PuppetMobile Presents: LITTLE RED’S HOOD]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/21/cityparks-puppetmobile-presents-little-reds-hood http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/21/cityparks-puppetmobile-presents-little-reds-hood Date: May 21, 2014

Little Red’s Hood is a fresh retelling of the classic “Little Red Riding Hood” tale updated with a modern sensibility that will appeal to kids. The production features a dozen, hand-made marionettes crafted by the expert puppeteers from the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre.

Like many of today’s children, Little Red is a smart, young city slicker who is too focused on her smartphone to notice her surroundings. Wulfric is a misunderstood wolf with a sweet tooth. When Little Red travels from New York City to the country to deliver some cupcakes to her Grandma, she encounters a colorful cast of characters as Wulfric the Wolf tries to head her off at the pass.

Little Red’s Hood is directed by Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre’s Artistic Director Bruce Cannon and written by Liam Hurley.

The CityParks PuppetMobile is the oldest continually operating company of its kind in the country, which presents free performances and puppet-making workshops in neighborhood parks, recreation centers and schools throughout New York City.

Event Website: https://www.cityparksfoundation.org/arts/puppetmobile/

View the complete 2014 PuppetMobile schedule here

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Katzman Playground (in Yellowstone Park)

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Q425 Yellowstone Park 2014-05-21 2014-05-21 10:00 am 40.7262, -73.8479 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53694a111bbbc.jpg Wed, 30 Jul 2014 17:21:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Chair Toning]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/21/shape-up-nyc-chair-toning http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/21/shape-up-nyc-chair-toning Date: May 21, 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 2014-05-21 2014-05-21 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.8108, -73.9147 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 17:21:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/21/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/21/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: May 21, 2014

Test your ping pong skills at one of two state-of-the-art tables. Bring a friend, or sign up with our park attendant, who can arrange a friendly game.

Paddles and balls provided free of charge to all skill levels.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Ping Pong Court (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-05-21 2014-05-21 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 17:21:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Chess & Backgammon]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/21/bryant-park-chess-backgammon http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/21/bryant-park-chess-backgammon Date: May 21, 2014

Game boards, including chess and backgammon, are available for a small few. Endorsed by the Marshall Chess Club.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-05-21 2014-05-21 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 17:21:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/21/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/21/bryant-park-games Date: May 21, 2014

Take a break with an eclectic selection of favorite tabletop games for free. From Scrabble and mancala to dominoes and Jenga. Visit bryantpark.org to find weekly Game Socials and Clinics for Board and Party Games, Mah Jongg, and more.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-05-21 2014-05-21 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 17:21:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Kubb]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/21/bryant-park-kubb http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/21/bryant-park-kubb Date: May 21, 2014

Learn the Scandinavian lawn game, also known as Viking Chess. To win, knock over your opponent’s blocks with wooden pins. Never played? Our attendant will teach you.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: The Green (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-05-21 2014-05-21 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 17:21:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Putting Green]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/21/bryant-park-putting-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/21/bryant-park-putting-green Date: May 21, 2014

Practice your technique, perfect your distance and speed, or bring the kids to play on the green, all free of charge. Golf balls and clubs are provided.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: The Green (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-05-21 2014-05-21 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 17:21:45 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/21/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/21/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga3 Date: May 21, 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 2014-05-21 2014-05-21 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.873, -73.9254 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d6d3522e94.jpg Wed, 30 Jul 2014 17:21:45 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/21/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/21/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga2 Date: May 21, 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 2014-05-21 2014-05-21 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.6836, -73.9724 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d6d95b3814.jpg Wed, 30 Jul 2014 17:21:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/21/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/21/bryant-park-juggling Date: May 21, 2014

Test your coordination and dexterity with free juggling lessons. All skills are welcome and equipment is provided.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-05-21 2014-05-21 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 17:21:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Conservatory Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/21/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/21/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden Date: May 21, 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: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

Location: Conservatory Garden (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-05-21 2014-05-21 12:00 pm 1:15 pm 40.7937, -73.9522 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/530ffb1f28e6f.jpg Wed, 30 Jul 2014 17:21:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Reading Room: Emily Giffin's The One & Only]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/21/bryant-park-reading-room-author http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/21/bryant-park-reading-room-author Date: May 21, 2014

Adored author of Something Borrowed and Where We Belong presents another exceptional story on love, loyalty, and finding truth. Hosted by Jane Green, Tempting Fate

Rain information: In case of rain, events are held under a tent at the Reading Room. In case of severe weather, please check bryantpark.org for the indoor location.

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 1:45 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Reading Room (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-05-21 2014-05-21 12:30 pm 1:45 pm 40.7542, -73.9833 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 17:21:45 EDT
<![CDATA[School Garden Composting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/21/school-garden-composting-workshop1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/21/school-garden-composting-workshop1 Date: May 21, 2014

Over the past few years, Columbia Secondary School students have played an integral role in building a school cafeteria compost project, from classroom worm bins to outdoor garden compost. This workshop, led by 7th and 8th grade students from Columbia Secondary School for Math, Science, and Engineering, will focus on on-site compost possibilities for school gardens. They will discuss what compost is and the principles of composting, why and how their school composts, and strategies to engage school communities and students in cafeteria composting.

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

Please RSVP at the link below.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 788-8073

Location: Old Croton Aqueduct Gatehouse

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M320 Old Croton Aqueduct Gatehouse 2014-05-21 2014-05-21 5:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.8084, -73.9596 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 17:21:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Teen Beach Volleyball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/21/teen-beach-volleyball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/21/teen-beach-volleyball Date: May 21, 2014

Teens, find out the basics of beach volleyball! Spike, set and volley in beautiful Riverside Park. You'll meet other teens in a fun, chill environment.

No pre-registration is necessary, but you get to become a free Recreation Center member! For more information, email Anthony at Anthony.Traverso@parks.nyc.gov.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Hudson Beach (in Riverside Park)

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M072 Riverside Park 2014-05-21 2014-05-21 5:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.8024, -73.9727 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 17:21:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Dancing in Bryant Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/21/dancing-in-bryant-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/21/dancing-in-bryant-park Date: May 21, 2014

A social dance party after work, featuring popular dance instructors plus an incredible band each week, hosted and produced by Talia Castro-Pozo. Salsa, swing, tango, and much more! From novices to experts, all are welcome.

Lessons are from 6:00pm - 7:00 p.m., followed by dancing to live music 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-05-21 2014-05-21 6:00 pm 8:30 pm 40.7541, -73.9845 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 17:21:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Zumba]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/21/zumba http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/21/zumba Date: May 21, 2014

Join us for Zumba - an aerobic excercise that blends both Latin and African dance movements.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-4793 x301

Location: Little Bay Park

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Q010A Little Bay Park 2014-05-21 2014-05-21 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.7896, -73.787 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 17:21:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Artist Talk with Ruth Marshall]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/21/artist-talk-with-ruth-marshall3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/21/artist-talk-with-ruth-marshall3 Date: May 21, 2014

Join Ruth Marshall for a talk about her artwork as part of her exhibition Closely Knit: A Textile Analysis of Animals on View in the Arsenal Gallery.

Closely Knit: A Textile Analysis of Animals by Ruth Marshall brings attention to illegal wildlife trade and species loss in a way that unites a widened audience of scientists, art enthusiasts and the general public. Her life-size, knitted textile pelts of tigers, leopards, coral snakes and Australian marsupials exemplify how artisan goods have the potential to have higher commercial value than poached skins on the black market. Her textiles reinforce the ideology that support for conservation and culture is a more sustainable, viable and lucrative endeavor than the illegal wildlife trade.

She has conducted research at the American Museum of Natural History, Melbourne Museum and the Berlin Zoo. For Closely Knit, Marshall studied Askai, Central Park Zoo’s six-year-old male snow leopard and created a new knitted workbased on his distinctive coat. The exhibition is staged in the historic Arsenal building, which housed a menagerie of gifted animals on the basement level from 1859 to 1871, and was the first home of the American Museum of Natural History from 1869 to 1877 before it moved to its current home on Manhattan’s West Side.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-05-21 2014-05-21 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5351884c65142.jpeg Wed, 30 Jul 2014 17:21:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Couch to 5K]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/21/shape-up-nyc-couch-to-5k http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/21/shape-up-nyc-couch-to-5k Date: May 21, 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 2014-05-21 2014-05-21 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8344 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 17:21:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Art for Us Adaptive Art Program]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/21/art-for-us-adaptive-art-program http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/21/art-for-us-adaptive-art-program Date: May 21, 2014

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

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

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 218-2380

Location: McCarren Play Center

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2014-05-21 2014-05-21 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.7202, -73.951 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 17:21:45 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park Day at Matthews Palmer Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/21/its-my-park-day-at-matthews-palmer-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/21/its-my-park-day-at-matthews-palmer-park Date: May 21, 2014

Join the Friends of Mathews Palmer Park & support the 45th/46th Street block association as they turn the outdoor community center into a Ride-In Theater.

Watch the 1979 cult classic "Breaking Away" under the Hell's Kitchen stars. Bring your blankets, chairs, yummy treats, and friends!

There will be a special pre-show by world renowned New York Bike Dance, and bike tips, consults and discounts from our local shops, including Q&A with Al of Al's Cycle Solutions, offering special in-store discounts!
Sponsored by The West 45th/46th Street Block Association - neighbors who come together to build community, beautify our streets and make them safe, and infuse our park with positive energy! Activities include candlelight yoga, live performances featuring local talent, park cleanups and gardening, outdoor film screenings, storytelling projects, social gatherings and more!

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone: (347) 460-1818

Location: Mathews-Palmer Playground (in Matthews - Palmer Playground)

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M154 Matthews - Palmer Playground 2014-05-21 2014-05-21 7:00 pm 10:30 pm 40.7614, -73.9927 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53744ca4b97d8.jpg Wed, 30 Jul 2014 17:21:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Yoga - Relax and Stretch]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/21/shape-up-nyc-yoga-relax-and-stretch http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/21/shape-up-nyc-yoga-relax-and-stretch Date: May 21, 2014

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: Walker Park

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R015 Walker Park 2014-05-21 2014-05-21 7:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.6433, -74.1094 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 17:21:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/22/bryant-park-tai-chi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/22/bryant-park-tai-chi Date: May 22, 2014

Tai Chi and Eternal Spring are instructed by members of the Tai Chi Chuan Center. Open to all ages and experience levels.

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-05-22 2014-05-22 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.7541, -73.9845 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 17:21:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/22/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/22/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: May 22, 2014

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

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

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.

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2014-05-22 2014-05-22 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.8606, -73.9338 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5395c8d750ccf.jpg Wed, 30 Jul 2014 17:21:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: Harvesting Our History: The Story of Queens Botanical Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/22/art-in-the-garden-harvesting-our-history-the-story-of-queens-botanical-garden7 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/22/art-in-the-garden-harvesting-our-history-the-story-of-queens-botanical-garden7 Date: May 22, 2014

Get a sense of Queens Botanical Garden's past and how both the 1939 and 1964 New York World's Fairs influenced the Garden's development. This exhibit is created largely from the Garden's own archives with images that illustrate these important events in New York City's history.

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-05-22 2014-05-22 8:30 am 5:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 17:21:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition by Ruth Marshall: Closely Knit: A Textile Analysis of Animals]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/22/exhibition-by-ruth-marshallclosely-knit-a-textile-analysis-of-animals http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/22/exhibition-by-ruth-marshallclosely-knit-a-textile-analysis-of-animals Date: May 22, 2014

Closely Knit: A Textile Analysis of Animals by Ruth Marshall brings attention to illegal wildlife trade and species loss in a way that unites a widened audience of scientists, art enthusiasts and the general public. Her life-size, knitted textile pelts of tigers, leopards, coral snakes and Australian marsupials exemplify how artisan goods have the potential to have higher commercial value than poached skins on the black market. Her textiles reinforce the ideology that support for conservation and culture is a more sustainable, viable and lucrative endeavor than the illegal wildlife trade.

She has conducted research at the American Museum of Natural History, Melbourne Museum and the Berlin Zoo. For Closely Knit, Marshall studied Askai, Central Park Zoo’s six-year-old male snow leopard and created a new knitted work based on his distinctive coat. The exhibition is staged in the historic Arsenal building, which housed a menagerie of gifted animals on the basement level from 1859 to 1871, and was the first home of the American Museum of Natural History from 1869 to 1877 before it moved to its current home on Manhattan’s West Side.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-05-22 2014-05-22 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5351860bdbc4f.jpeg Wed, 30 Jul 2014 17:21:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Seniors Fitness: Walking]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/22/seniors-fitness-walking http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/22/seniors-fitness-walking Date: May 22, 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 2014-05-22 2014-05-22 9:00 am 40.8959, -73.8782 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 17:21:45 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/22/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/22/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga3 Date: May 22, 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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2014-05-22 2014-05-22 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.6863, -73.7689 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d7831dc747.jpg Wed, 30 Jul 2014 17:21:45 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Tennis]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/22/cityparks-seniors-fitness-tennis2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/22/cityparks-seniors-fitness-tennis2 Date: May 22, 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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2014-05-22 2014-05-22 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.7302, -73.7774 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d6e23b6354.jpg Wed, 30 Jul 2014 17:21:45 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/22/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/22/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga1 Date: May 22, 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 2014-05-22 2014-05-22 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.7749, -73.9438 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d78aba2a4c.jpg Wed, 30 Jul 2014 17:21:45 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Walking]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/22/cityparks-seniors-fitness-walking http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/22/cityparks-seniors-fitness-walking Date: May 22, 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 2014-05-22 2014-05-22 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.8966, -73.8786 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d76499ca57.jpg Wed, 30 Jul 2014 17:21:45 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/22/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/22/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga Date: May 22, 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 2014-05-22 2014-05-22 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.8485, -73.8199 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d787974f5b.jpg Wed, 30 Jul 2014 17:21:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Fitness Walk at Joe Michaels Mile]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/22/fitness-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/22/fitness-walk Date: May 22, 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 2014-05-22 2014-05-22 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.7888, -73.7821 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 17:21:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Urban Oasis: 30 Years Painting Bronx Parks by Daniel Hauben]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/22/urban-oasis-30-years-painting-bronx-parks-daniel-hauben http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/22/urban-oasis-30-years-painting-bronx-parks-daniel-hauben Date: May 22, 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: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-05-22 2014-05-22 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 17:21:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Alley Pond Park Garlic Mustard Pull]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/22/alley-pond-park-garlic-mustard-pull http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/22/alley-pond-park-garlic-mustard-pull Date: May 22, 2014

Volunteer with Natural Areas Volunteers (NAV) at Alley Pond Park to help remove Garlic Mustard from the forest. This work will help maintain the livelihood of the restored forest.

Volunteers will be trained in invasive weed identification and removal techniques. Come dressed in sturdy boots or shoes, long pants and clothing that can get dirty. Space is limited. Registration is required for this event.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-3318

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

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2014-05-22 2014-05-22 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.7428, -73.7359 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 17:21:45 EDT