NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2015 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://www.nycgovparks.org/sub_things_to_do/upcoming_events/events_search.php NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Sat, 04 Jul 2015 15:52:11 GMT NYC Parks News 25 25 http://www.nycgovparks.org/sub_things_to_do/upcoming_events/events_search.php http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/parks_leaf_thumb.gif <![CDATA[ESL Beginners Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/28/esl-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/28/esl-class Date: March 28, 2015

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-03-28 2015-03-28 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 12 Feb 2015 17:00:09 EST
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park (Saturdays)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/28/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park-saturdays http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/28/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park-saturdays Date: March 28, 2015

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 9:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2015-03-28 2015-03-28 8:30 am 9:30 am 40.8606, -73.9338 Tue, 05 May 2015 14:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Art In the Garden: Paul Lin & Botanical Therapeutic Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/28/art-in-the-garden-paul-lin-botanical-therapeutic-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/28/art-in-the-garden-paul-lin-botanical-therapeutic-art Date: March 28, 2015

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-03-28 2015-03-28 9:00 am 4:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Mon, 15 Dec 2014 18:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: The Lives of Hamilton Fish Art Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/28/arts-culture-fun-the-lives-of-hamilton-fish-art-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/28/arts-culture-fun-the-lives-of-hamilton-fish-art-exhibition Date: March 28, 2015

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

The Arts, Culture & Fun series presents The Lives of Hamilton Fish.

- Art Exhibit March 2 - 31, 2015

- Film Screening March 28, 2015

On January 16, 1936 the deaths of two famous men were printed on the front page of the Peekskill Evening Star. The two men shared the name Hamilton Fish. One was a notorious killer Hamilton "Albert" Fish and the other, Hamilton Fish II, a beloved statesman. This coincidence was discovered by artist Rachel Mason who was inspired to create an opera and feature film called The Lives of Hamilton Fish.

Scenes in the film were shot at historic sites in New York State and amazingly, The Hamilton Fish Recreation Center was completed in 1936, the same year that the two men died. To coincide with the film's New York City debut which will happen in March 2015, The Hamilton Fish Recreation Center will present a special exhibition of Mason's storyboard sketches, props, paintings and research.

In addition to the exhibition, the center will host a screening on Saturday, March 28 at 3:00 p.m.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 387-7687

Location: Hamilton Fish Recreation Center

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2015-03-28 2015-03-28 9:00 am 4:00 pm 40.7198, -73.9818 Thu, 26 Feb 2015 17:00:07 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC Zumba]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/28/zumba http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/28/zumba Date: March 28, 2015

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-03-28 2015-03-28 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:19 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Mind Body Fusion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/28/shape-up-nyc-mind-body-fusion http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/28/shape-up-nyc-mind-body-fusion Date: March 28, 2015

Low-impact cardio followed by balancing stretches and meditation to raise heart rate, burn calories, reduce stress, and work out every muscle.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 227-1403

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

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<![CDATA[Seasonal Explorers: Magical March]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/28/seasonal-explorers-magical-march http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/28/seasonal-explorers-magical-march Date: March 28, 2015

Celebrate the start of the spring season by joining the Greenbelt staff for some fun-filled activities, crafts, stories, and hikes (weather permitting). This mini-series will consist of three Saturdays morning sessions and are suitable for ages 5 to 7 years old, accompanied by a chaperone. Join us for one week or all three. Registration and pre-payment required.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 10:45 am

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2015-03-28 2015-03-28 10:00 am 10:45 am 40.5884, -74.1391 Wed, 18 Mar 2015 12:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC Body Sculpting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/28/shape-up-nyc-body-sculpting http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/28/shape-up-nyc-body-sculpting Date: March 28, 2015

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-03-28 2015-03-28 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:13 EST
<![CDATA[Tai Chi Chuan]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/28/tai-chi-chuan http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/28/tai-chi-chuan Date: March 28, 2015

Quiet like a mountain, moving like a river, Tai Chi is a sequence of gentle movements based on images found in nature. In this beginner-level class, Irving Yee, a member of the William CC Chen Tai Chi School, introduces students to the internal martial arts and promotes an awareness of its benefits. Sessions in March are held indoors.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-03-28 2015-03-28 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.8991, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54f5ea7409d8b.jpg Tue, 03 Mar 2015 19:00:08 EST
<![CDATA[The Orchid Show: Chandeliers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/28/the-orchid-show-chandeliers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/28/the-orchid-show-chandeliers Date: March 28, 2015

The elegance of the orchid in all its myriad forms returns to the New York Botanical Garden this year with an aerial display unlike any other.

Explore an expanded showcase of hanging designs inside the Haupt Conservatory before stepping outside to enjoy a complementary schedule of events and activities. Inspired dance performances, poetry, hands-on orchid care demonstrations, and shopping fill the daylight hours, while the return of our popular Orchid Evenings ensures many memorable celebrations after the sun has set.

Please note: The Garden is open year-round, Tuesday to Sunday, 10 a.m.–6 p.m. (Winter hours: 10 a.m.–5 p.m., mid January–February), and Monday April 6, 2015.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 817-8700

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2015-03-28 2015-03-28 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.8597, -73.8806 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54d10e3534a82.jpg Wed, 18 Mar 2015 12:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[ESL Advanced Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/28/esl-advanced http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/28/esl-advanced Date: March 28, 2015

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-03-28 2015-03-28 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 19:00:08 EST
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Camouflage Theaters]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/28/family-art-project-camouflage-theaters http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/28/family-art-project-camouflage-theaters Date: March 28, 2015

Nature’s mimicry is a wonder to behold!

Discover the ways in which animals like moths, lizards, birds, and coyotes copy their surroundings for the purpose of protection. Using cardboard-box dioramas, we’ll create a nature stage to serve as a secret hideaway for the critter of your choice.

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-03-28 2015-03-28 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8987, -73.9125 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54f5e634ea2ba.jpg Thu, 05 Mar 2015 13:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Greenbelt Red Trail Restoration Project with Friends of Island Trails and NYC Parks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/28/greenbelt-red-trail-restoration-project-with-friends-of-island-trails-and-nyc-parks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/28/greenbelt-red-trail-restoration-project-with-friends-of-island-trails-and-nyc-parks Date: March 28, 2015

Wear your old clothes and be prepared to work hard as we reroute a portion of our Red Trail that suffers from erosion and overuse. Our team will work together to improve this trail section that will benefit many who hike and run there.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 667-2165 ext. 311

Location: The Greenbelt

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2015-03-28 2015-03-28 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.5871, -74.1327 Wed, 18 Feb 2015 18:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Greenbelt's Greening the Globe Series]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/28/greenbelts-greening-the-globe-series http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/28/greenbelts-greening-the-globe-series Date: March 28, 2015

These events are part of the Greenbelt's Greening the Globe Series, which includes free events that celebrate women's inspiring efforts towards creating sustainable communities.

10:00 - 2:00 pm: Nature Center Open House

10:00 - 11:00 am: Ecosystem Exploration Hike

12:00 and 2:00 pm: Buck's Hollow Hike

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2015-03-28 2015-03-28 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.5884, -74.1391 Wed, 18 Feb 2015 18:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Easter Egg Hunt]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/28/easter-egg-hunt http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/28/easter-egg-hunt Date: March 28, 2015

This event is sold out.

This is one day when it’s okay to put all your eggs in one basket!

Children 2–12 hunt for eggs, tap their talent at arts and crafts tables, and have a photo taken with the Easter Bunny.

Light refreshments will be offered. Please bring your own basket. Tickets may be purchased in advance at bpmm.org.

Registration is required at (718) 885-1461 or info@bpmm.org. Rain date: Sunday, March 29, 1 to 3:30 p.m.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 885-1461

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2015-03-28 2015-03-28 10:30 am 1:00 pm 40.8719, -73.8055 Wed, 25 Mar 2015 13:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Easter Egg Hunt]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/28/easter-egg-hunt1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/28/easter-egg-hunt1 Date: March 28, 2015

Faith Church NYC presents the Annual Easter Egg Hunt in Central Park West.

There will be fun for all ages, including face painting, games, and balloon animals. Get there early! The hunt starts at noon.

Weather permitting; please visit the Faith Church NYC website for changes before heading out.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: 86th Street and Central Park West (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-03-28 2015-03-28 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.7855, -73.9688 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5515793822735.jpg Fri, 27 Mar 2015 12:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Fire Making Skills]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/28/fire-making-skills http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/28/fire-making-skills Date: March 28, 2015

Our Urban Park Rangers are skilled in the techniques and development of diverse outdoor skills Learn tips and tricks that will enhance your knowledge of the natural world, and might just save your life.

Fire is mankind's greatest discovery. Learn primitive and modern methods for making fire safely and responsibly while exploring the great outdoors. All programs are family friendly, but are recommended for ages 8 years and older.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Comfort station near Eton Place and Richmond Avenue (in Willowbrook Park)

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R030 Willowbrook Park 2015-03-28 2015-03-28 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.604, -74.1596 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55089cfba6df5.JPG Wed, 06 May 2015 12:00:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Starting Seeds in a Greenhouse or Indoors]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/28/starting-seeds-in-a-greenhouse-or-indoors1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/28/starting-seeds-in-a-greenhouse-or-indoors1 Date: March 28, 2015

Get gardening early by starting your seeds in a greenhouse or sunny window. We’ll walk you through the steps of sowing, go over what healthy seedlings need to grow into mature crops, and document the process by keeping good records. Registered GreenThumb gardens and schools registered with Grow to Learn will receive seeds and seed starting kits.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Keap Fourth Community Garden

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2015-03-28 2015-03-28 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.709, -73.9548 Mon, 02 Mar 2015 18:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Ranger's Choice: Gravesend Cemetery Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/28/rangers-choice-gravesend-cemetery-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/28/rangers-choice-gravesend-cemetery-tour Date: March 28, 2015

Each season we feature some of the Rangers' favorite Weekend Adventure experiences.

Dating back to 1643, Gravesend Cemetery is the final resting place of many prominent early residents of old Brooklyn. We will explore the cemetery while sharing their stories. Participants are chosen by lottery.

To register for the lottery please visit www.nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Wednesday, March 18th.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Gravesend Cemetery

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2015-03-28 2015-03-28 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.5952, -73.9735 Wed, 06 May 2015 12:01:54 EDT
<![CDATA[ESL Intermediate Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/28/esl-intermediate http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/28/esl-intermediate Date: March 28, 2015

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

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-03-28 2015-03-28 11:30 am 12:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 19:00:10 EST
<![CDATA[Bronx Memoir Book Reading and Discussion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/28/bronx-memoir-book-readingdiscussion http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/28/bronx-memoir-book-readingdiscussion Date: March 28, 2015

Join Charlie Vazquez, Director of the Bronx Writers Center for a lecture, readings, and a book sale.

Hear the stories of some of the Bronx writers. The Bronx Memoir Project was created by the Bronx Council on the Arts in order to develop and refine memoir fragments written by people of all ages, races, genders, nationalities, and backgrounds residing in the Bronx. This was achieved by deploying memoir-writing to various cultural destinations throughout the Bronx in spring of 2014. The book, "A Bronx Memoir Project has been released with over 50 Bronx writer's stories selected.

There will be a book signing and book sale during the event.

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 12:45 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-03-28 2015-03-28 11:30 am 12:45 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 18 Feb 2015 18:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Bronx Memoir Project: Book Reading and Discussion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/28/bronx-memoir-project-book-reading-and-discussion http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/28/bronx-memoir-project-book-reading-and-discussion Date: March 28, 2015

The Bronx Council on the Arts will present some readers from the breakthrough volume, Bronx Memoir Project.

Bronx Writers Center Director Charlie Vazquez will present them and discuss how the project came about and why it's such a poignant anthology of contemporary memoir fragments.

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 12:45 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-03-28 2015-03-28 11:30 am 12:45 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 05 Mar 2015 13:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/28/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/28/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour Date: March 28, 2015

Travel past the Pond and Gapstow Bridge, and on to the Dairy, with this tour of southern Park highlights led by Central Park Conservancy tour guides.

The tour route involves moderate inclines and some stairs. Tour starts inside the Park at 61st Street and Fifth Avenue

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 12:45 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

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

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M010 Central Park 2015-03-28 2015-03-28 12:00 pm 12:45 pm 40.7655, -73.9722 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54f4c41408d16.jpg Mon, 02 Mar 2015 18:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Exhibit: Sacred to the Memory: The 150th Anniversary of the Death of Seabury Tredwell]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/28/exhibition-sacred-to-the-memory-the-150th-anniversary-of-the-death-of-seabury-tredwell http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/28/exhibition-sacred-to-the-memory-the-150th-anniversary-of-the-death-of-seabury-tredwell Date: March 28, 2015

This year marks the 150th anniversary of the death of Seabury Tredwell, the patriarch of the family who lived at 29 East 4th Street for nearly 100 years. Come pay your last respects as we celebrate the life (and commemorate the death) of one of New York’s oldest and most respected merchants.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 777-1089

Location: Merchant's House Museum

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M318 Merchant's House Museum 2015-03-28 2015-03-28 12:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.7277, -73.9923 Thu, 19 Feb 2015 18:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Introduction to Bird Watching]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/28/introduction-to-bird-watching http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/28/introduction-to-bird-watching Date: March 28, 2015

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

Led by the Brooklyn Bird Club.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-03-28 2015-03-28 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 Wed, 18 Mar 2015 13:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Citizenship Classes for Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/28/citizenship-classes-for-adults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/28/citizenship-classes-for-adults Date: March 28, 2015

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

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-03-28 2015-03-28 12:30 pm 1:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 19:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Botanical Art Making Workshop with Paul Lin]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/28/botanical-artmaking-workshop-with-paul-lin http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/28/botanical-artmaking-workshop-with-paul-lin Date: March 28, 2015

Join artist Paul Lin as he shares the time-honored tradition of pressed flower botanical art. This hands-on workshop will introduce participants of all levels to the therapeutic technique of art making, exploration of natural materials, and the importance of composition and design.

Advanced registration is required. Please register here.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-03-28 2015-03-28 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54d134d1318e1.jpg Wed, 18 Feb 2015 18:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Latinos in Comics Exhibition Closing Reception /Comic Workhsop: How to Draw Bronx Heroes Way]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/28/latinos-in-comics-closing-reception-comic-workhsop-how-to-draw-bronx-heroes-way http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/28/latinos-in-comics-closing-reception-comic-workhsop-how-to-draw-bronx-heroes-way Date: March 28, 2015

Curator Ray Felix and artist Chris Duckett teach teens and young adults how to draw dynamic figures.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-03-28 2015-03-28 1:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 05 Mar 2015 13:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Le Petit Zen Art - Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/28/le-petit-zen-artadults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/28/le-petit-zen-artadults Date: March 28, 2015

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

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

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-03-28 2015-03-28 1:30 pm 3:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 04 Dec 2014 11:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Northern Forts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/28/central-park-tour-northern-forts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/28/central-park-tour-northern-forts Date: March 28, 2015

History buffs will love this exploration of the Fort Landscape in the northern part of Central Park. Join Central Park Conservancy guides to visit sites that played important strategic roles in the American Revolution and the War of 1812.

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

Space is limited; Space is limited; advance ticket purchase recommended. Please arrive at the meeting location 15 minutes before the start of the tour to allow time for check-in. Out of consideration for other guests we cannot accommodate those arriving after the start time.

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

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2015-03-28 2015-03-28 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.7968, -73.9515 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54f4b7ad89471.JPG Tue, 03 Mar 2015 19:00:07 EST
<![CDATA[Paper Arts & Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/28/paper-arts-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/28/paper-arts-crafts Date: March 28, 2015

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-03-28 2015-03-28 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 05 Mar 2015 14:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Gardening Workshop: Kokedama]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/28/gardening-workshop-kokedama http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/28/gardening-workshop-kokedama Date: March 28, 2015

Originating in Japan, Kokedama are living plant and moss balls bound up with string. Simple to care for, these hanging plants bring a new style of indoor gardening to your home.

Choose from a variety of houseplants and design your own Kokedama under the guidance of Anna Macoby, a gardener and florist from Australia, now living in Brooklyn.

Ages ten and older welcome with an adult. Registration is required online at www.wavehill.org or onsite at the Perkins Visitor Center.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-03-28 2015-03-28 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.8987, -73.9125 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54f5e9c8904ad.jpg Thu, 05 Mar 2015 13:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Union Square: Crossroads of New York Walking Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/28/union-square-crossroads-of-new-york-walking-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/28/union-square-crossroads-of-new-york-walking-tour Date: March 28, 2015

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 517-1826

Location: Abraham Lincoln Statue (in Union Square Park)

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M089 Union Square Park 2015-03-28 2015-03-28 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.7363, -73.9901 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54cfe899a5d4d.jpg Tue, 14 Apr 2015 16:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Remembering Yesterday: Queens and Its World's Fairs]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/28/remembering-yesterday-queens-and-its-worlds-fairs http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/28/remembering-yesterday-queens-and-its-worlds-fairs Date: March 28, 2015

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

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

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 939-0647

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

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Q022 Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech 2015-03-28 2015-03-28 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.7637, -73.824 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/539f45af106a7.jpg Fri, 17 Apr 2015 17:00:12 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: The Lives of Hamilton Fish Film Screening]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/28/arts-culture-fun-the-lives-of-hamilton-fish-film-screening http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/28/arts-culture-fun-the-lives-of-hamilton-fish-film-screening Date: March 28, 2015

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

The Arts, Culture & Fun series presents The Lives of Hamilton Fish.

- Film Screening March 28, 2015

- Art Exhibit March 2 - 31, 2015

PLEASE BE ADVISED: This screening is recommended for adults only. The film contains mature subject matter not suitable for children.

On January 16, 1936 the deaths of two famous men were printed on the front page of the Peekskill Evening Star. The two men shared the name Hamilton Fish. One was a notorious killer Hamilton "Albert" Fish and the other, Hamilton Fish II, a beloved statesman. This coincidence was discovered by artist Rachel Mason who was inspired to create an opera and feature film called The Lives of Hamilton Fish.

Scenes in the film were shot at historic sites in New York State and amazingly, The Hamilton Fish Recreation Center was completed in 1936, the same year that the two men died. To coincide with the film's New York City debut which will happen in March 2015, The Hamilton Fish Recreation Center will present a special exhibition of Mason's storyboard sketches, props, paintings and research.

In addition to the film screening, the center will host an art exhibition on weekdays and Saturdays through the month of March.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 387-7687

Location: Hamilton Fish Recreation Center

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2015-03-28 2015-03-28 3:00 pm 4:30 pm 40.7198, -73.9818 Thu, 26 Feb 2015 17:00:07 EST
<![CDATA[New York Road Runners 10K Spring Melt Down]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/29/nyrr-10k-spring-melt-down http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/29/nyrr-10k-spring-melt-down Date: March 29, 2015

Join New York Road Runners in Central Park for this 10K that celebrates the arrival of spring and can serve as test of your long-distance fitness, a solid training run, or a tune-up for a spring marathon.

This is a classic race that brings back the feel—and the pricing—of New York Road Runners events of yesteryear. The entry fee is $10 in all categories, and there are no T-shirts, no physical awards (award winners will be listed on our website as usual), and no post-race activities. The race is timed and scored, but it is not a marathon qualifier and it has a reduced field size. Please note: This event is open to New York Road Runners members only.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: East Drive at 102nd Street (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-03-29 2015-03-29 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.7928, -73.955 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54f0976e54afa.jpg Wed, 06 May 2015 12:01:43 EDT
<![CDATA[Art In the Garden: Paul Lin & Botanical Therapeutic Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/29/art-in-the-garden-paul-lin-botanical-therapeutic-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/29/art-in-the-garden-paul-lin-botanical-therapeutic-art Date: March 29, 2015

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-03-29 2015-03-29 9:00 am 4:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Mon, 15 Dec 2014 18:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[The Orchid Show: Chandeliers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/29/the-orchid-show-chandeliers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/29/the-orchid-show-chandeliers Date: March 29, 2015

The elegance of the orchid in all its myriad forms returns to the New York Botanical Garden this year with an aerial display unlike any other.

Explore an expanded showcase of hanging designs inside the Haupt Conservatory before stepping outside to enjoy a complementary schedule of events and activities. Inspired dance performances, poetry, hands-on orchid care demonstrations, and shopping fill the daylight hours, while the return of our popular Orchid Evenings ensures many memorable celebrations after the sun has set.

Please note: The Garden is open year-round, Tuesday to Sunday, 10 a.m.–6 p.m. (Winter hours: 10 a.m.–5 p.m., mid January–February), and Monday April 6, 2015.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 817-8700

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2015-03-29 2015-03-29 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.8597, -73.8806 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54d10e3534a82.jpg Wed, 18 Mar 2015 12:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Tree Giveaway]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/29/tree-giveaway-el-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/29/tree-giveaway-el-garden Date: March 29, 2015

Pick up your free tree! In partnership with local community organizations, NYRP is giving away trees throughout NYC this spring.

To pick up your free tree, you must agree to:

  • plant your tree in one of the five boroughs.
  • keep your tree properly watered and maintained.
  • plant your tree in the ground of your yard and NOT along streets, in city parks, in containers, terraces, balconies or on roofs.

Registration will be posted no earlier than three weeks before a giveaway date. If registration is closed, a limited quantity of trees will be available on a first come, first served basis.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Evergreen Lots Community Garden

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2015-03-29 2015-03-29 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.6996, -73.9307 Mon, 09 Mar 2015 15:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Camouflage Theaters]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/29/family-art-project-camouflage-theaters http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/29/family-art-project-camouflage-theaters Date: March 29, 2015

Nature’s mimicry is a wonder to behold! Discover the ways in which animals like moths, lizards, birds, and coyotes copy their surroundings for the purpose of protection. Using cardboard-box dioramas, we’ll create a nature stage to serve as a secret hideaway for the critter of your choice. Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-03-29 2015-03-29 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8987, -73.9125 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54f5e69a5044a.jpg Thu, 05 Mar 2015 14:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Hatha Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/29/hatha-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/29/hatha-yoga Date: March 29, 2015

Reduce stress, increase your energy and bring strength and flexibility to mind, body and spirit with a yoga practice. Classes are led by Yoga for Bliss director Neem Dewji and other certified instructors. Ms. Dewji is certified in Hatha and Therapeutic Yoga from The Yoga for Health Foundation, England, and The Integral Yoga Institute, NYC. All levels welcome. Sessions in April are held indoors.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:15 am

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-03-29 2015-03-29 10:00 am 11:15 am 40.8991, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54f5eafa77f09.jpg Tue, 03 Mar 2015 19:00:07 EST
<![CDATA[Grow to Learn and Greenthumb School Supply Giveaway]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/29/grow-to-learn-and-greenthumb-school-supply-giveaway http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/29/grow-to-learn-and-greenthumb-school-supply-giveaway Date: March 29, 2015

Stop by our annual spring supply giveaway to pick up tools, gloves, and other materials for working with kids in the garden!

A vehicle or several garden members will be necessary to transport these materials, which will be supplied first-come, first-served to schools registered with Grow to Learn.

Registration is required, please register here.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: GreenThumb Compound

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2015-03-29 2015-03-29 10:30 am 12:30 pm 40.7534, -73.9475 Wed, 11 Mar 2015 16:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Multi-Purpose Trail Hike]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/29/group-hikes-choose-one http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/29/group-hikes-choose-one Date: March 29, 2015

Join us on our extended, fast-paced hike along our relatively flat and smooth multi-purpose trail to Richmondtown and Richmond Avenue, then return to the Nature Center.

This event is part of the Greenbelt's Greening the Globe Seriers, which includes a series of free events that celebrate women's inspiring efforts towards creating sustainable communities.

RSVP to email listed below.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2015-03-29 2015-03-29 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.5884, -74.1391 Wed, 25 Feb 2015 12:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Birding Basics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/29/birding-basics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/29/birding-basics Date: March 29, 2015

New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife. Let the Urban Park Rangers guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in the urban jungle.

This program is geared toward beginners but all skill levels are welcome.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: BRC Senior Center (in Sara D. Roosevelt Park)

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M105 Sara D. Roosevelt Park 2015-03-29 2015-03-29 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7203, -73.9923 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55089def03a0f.jpg Wed, 06 May 2015 12:00:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Hike through the Greenbelt]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/29/trail-of-the-month-multipurpose-trail-southwest-latourette http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/29/trail-of-the-month-multipurpose-trail-southwest-latourette Date: March 29, 2015

Join the Greenbelt Educators for our first fast-paced, extended hike in the trail of the month series. We will hike the entire multipurpose trail through Southwest LaTourette to Richmondtown, then back track to Richmond Avenue and return to the Nature Center. This hike will begin at the Greenbelt Nature Center and last approximately two to three hours depending on pace.

Bring a snack, water, and wear insect repellent. Wear a pedometer if you would like to record your results. Suitable for intermediate level hikers ages 12 and up. Registration required.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2015-03-29 2015-03-29 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.5884, -74.1391 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5508a38dece80.JPG Tue, 17 Mar 2015 18:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[A Sunday Walk in Flushing Meadows Corona Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/29/sunday-in-the-park-with-jack http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/29/sunday-in-the-park-with-jack Date: March 29, 2015

This traverse of Flushing Meadows Corona Park from Flushing to Corona honors the 75th and 50th anniversaries of the World's Fairs in New York City.

This walk with Jack will focus on the history of Flushing Meadows Corona Park as well as sites associated with the World's Fairs. The walking tour is a fund raiser for the Queens Historical Society.

Participants are asked to register with Jack to avoid overcrowding. Please email him at jaconet@aol.com.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 939-0647

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-03-29 2015-03-29 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54cbd44b8a8b9.jpg Wed, 18 Feb 2015 18:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Youth Wheelchair Basketball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/29/youth-wheelchair-basketball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/29/youth-wheelchair-basketball Date: March 29, 2015

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 255-3705

Location: Chelsea Recreation Center

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M260 Chelsea Recreation Center 2015-03-29 2015-03-29 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.7483, -74.0022 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:57 EST
<![CDATA[Meditation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/29/meditation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/29/meditation Date: March 29, 2015

Let nature inspire you to find your center and reconnect with your true self using guided mindfulness and other meditation practices. Each session, led by Yoga for Bliss director Neem Dewji and other qualified instructors, includes instruction in simple techniques, followed by guided meditations. Sessions are held indoors. All levels welcome.

Start time: 11:45 am

End time: 12:45 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-03-29 2015-03-29 11:45 am 12:45 pm 40.8991, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54f5ec40df75d.jpg Wed, 04 Mar 2015 18:00:08 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Seneca Village]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/29/central-park-tour-seneca-village http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/29/central-park-tour-seneca-village Date: March 29, 2015

Seneca Village was an important community of predominantly African-American property owners, living in an area that now makes up part of Central Park. Join Central Park Conservancy guides on this tour to learn about the lives of Seneca Village’s residents in the 1800s and the community’s place in pre-Park New York City.

The tour route involves moderate inclines and a few stairs. Tour starts and ends inside the park at 85th Street and Central Park West

Space is limited; advance ticket purchase recommended. Tickets available on-site only with a credit card. Please arrive at the meeting location 15 minutes before the start of the tour to allow time for check in. Out of consideration for other guests we cannot accommodate those arriving after the start time.

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: 85th Street and Central Park West (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-03-29 2015-03-29 12:00 pm 1:15 pm 40.7846, -73.9697 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51d708b703c02.jpg Thu, 05 Mar 2015 14:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Exhibit: Sacred to the Memory: The 150th Anniversary of the Death of Seabury Tredwell]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/29/exhibition-sacred-to-the-memory-the-150th-anniversary-of-the-death-of-seabury-tredwell http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/29/exhibition-sacred-to-the-memory-the-150th-anniversary-of-the-death-of-seabury-tredwell Date: March 29, 2015

This year marks the 150th anniversary of the death of Seabury Tredwell, the patriarch of the family who lived at 29 East 4th Street for nearly 100 years. Come pay your last respects as we celebrate the life (and commemorate the death) of one of New York’s oldest and most respected merchants.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 777-1089

Location: Merchant's House Museum

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M318 Merchant's House Museum 2015-03-29 2015-03-29 12:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.7277, -73.9923 Thu, 19 Feb 2015 18:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Scavenger Hunt Hike (light)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/29/scavenger-hunt-hike-light http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/29/scavenger-hunt-hike-light Date: March 29, 2015

Our Urban Park Ranger hiking guides will introduce you to the hidden gems of New York City.

On our hikes, you may explore nature, discover our city’s urban forests, or just unplug form the world to clear your head. Hiking programs feature intensity levels ranging from light (a leisurely stroll on mostly paved paths), to moderate, to vigorous.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2015-03-29 2015-03-29 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.5026, -74.2518 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55089e2019fbc.jpg Wed, 06 May 2015 12:01:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Junior Volunteer Corps]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/29/junior-volunteer-corps http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/29/junior-volunteer-corps Date: March 29, 2015

Join the Prospect Park Alliance for a day of giving back. Families and elementary-aged youth groups are invited to join us to help prepare the park for spring by raking leaves and other activities. Learn the value of service and meet other families and children. Refreshments will be provided.

Register online.

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: 9th Street Entrance (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-03-29 2015-03-29 1:30 pm 3:30 pm 40.6643, -73.9768 Thu, 19 Feb 2015 19:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Gretta Moulton Green Trail Hike]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/29/gretta-moulton-green-trail-hike http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/29/gretta-moulton-green-trail-hike Date: March 29, 2015

Enjoy our leisurely, interpretive hike around the Gretta Moulton/Green Trail. Gretta Moulton was the woman credited with leading the charge to save High Rock Park from residential development in the 1960's and 70's. She was a girl scout leader and environmentalist with extraordinary vision. All who visit High Rock Park owe her a debt of gratitude. Meet in the parking lot of High Rock Park, 200 Nevada Avenue, SI, NY, 10306.

This event is part of the Greenbelt's Greening the Globe Series, which includes a series of free events that celebrate women's inspiring efforts towards creating sustainable communities.

RSVP to email listed below.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: 200 Nevada Avenue (in High Rock Park)

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R088 High Rock Park 2015-03-29 2015-03-29 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.5845, -74.1251 Wed, 25 Feb 2015 12:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Wave Hill Garden Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/29/garden-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/29/garden-highlights-walk Date: March 29, 2015

Join us for an hour-long tour of seasonal garden highlights. Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-03-29 2015-03-29 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.8991, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54f5e7a4babe9.jpg Wed, 04 Mar 2015 17:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: North Woods]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/29/central-park-tour-north-woods http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/29/central-park-tour-north-woods Date: March 29, 2015

The North Woods is the largest of the park's three woodlands, offering people and wildlife a 40-acre forest retreat in the middle of New York City. Join us for this tour of tumbling waterfalls, rustic bridges, and picturesque pools, led by Central Park Conservancy guides.

The tour route involves hills, stairs, and uneven terrain. Tour starts at the Charles A. Dana Discovery Center (inside the Park at 110th Street between Fifth and Lenox Avenues), and ends at the Pool (103rd Street and Central Park West)

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

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2015-03-29 2015-03-29 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.7968, -73.9515 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54f0d48bd4d01.jpg Tue, 03 Mar 2015 19:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Remembering Yesterday: Queens and Its World's Fairs]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/29/remembering-yesterday-queens-and-its-worlds-fairs http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/29/remembering-yesterday-queens-and-its-worlds-fairs Date: March 29, 2015

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

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

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 939-0647

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

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Q022 Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech 2015-03-29 2015-03-29 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.7637, -73.824 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/539f45af106a7.jpg Fri, 17 Apr 2015 17:00:12 EDT
<![CDATA[Art Exhibit: Conserving Our City of Nature: The Artwork of Alan Messer]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/30/exhibition-conserving-our-city-of-nature-the-artwork-of-alan-messer http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/30/exhibition-conserving-our-city-of-nature-the-artwork-of-alan-messer Date: March 30, 2015

Many New Yorkers are unaware of the 350 species of wild birds—almost a third of all bird species in North America—that live in or pass through New York City each year. Artist Alan Messer skillfully captures many, from exquisite migrating blackburnian warblers in Central Park’s ramble to a Northern Harrier scanning the vast marshes of Jamaica Bay. Conserving Our City of Nature: The Artwork of Alan Messer presented by NYC Audubon reveals over 30 of Messer’s detailed paintings, illustrations, and field sketches of New York City's avian wildlife and habitats, offering a view of NYC Audubon's conservation mission through an artistic eye.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-03-30 2015-03-30 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54da6b97eadaf.jpg Tue, 17 Feb 2015 19:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Art In the Garden: Paul Lin & Botanical Therapeutic Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/30/art-in-the-garden-paul-lin-botanical-therapeutic-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/30/art-in-the-garden-paul-lin-botanical-therapeutic-art Date: March 30, 2015

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-03-30 2015-03-30 9:00 am 4:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Mon, 15 Dec 2014 18:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: The Lives of Hamilton Fish Art Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/30/arts-culture-fun-the-lives-of-hamilton-fish-art-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/30/arts-culture-fun-the-lives-of-hamilton-fish-art-exhibition Date: March 30, 2015

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

The Arts, Culture & Fun series presents The Lives of Hamilton Fish.

- Art Exhibit March 2 - 31, 2015

- Film Screening March 28, 2015

On January 16, 1936 the deaths of two famous men were printed on the front page of the Peekskill Evening Star. The two men shared the name Hamilton Fish. One was a notorious killer Hamilton "Albert" Fish and the other, Hamilton Fish II, a beloved statesman. This coincidence was discovered by artist Rachel Mason who was inspired to create an opera and feature film called The Lives of Hamilton Fish.

Scenes in the film were shot at historic sites in New York State and amazingly, The Hamilton Fish Recreation Center was completed in 1936, the same year that the two men died. To coincide with the film's New York City debut which will happen in March 2015, The Hamilton Fish Recreation Center will present a special exhibition of Mason's storyboard sketches, props, paintings and research.

In addition to the exhibition, the center will host a screening on Saturday, March 28 at 3:00 p.m.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 387-7687

Location: Hamilton Fish Recreation Center

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2015-03-30 2015-03-30 9:00 am 9:00 pm 40.7198, -73.9818 Thu, 26 Feb 2015 17:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/30/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/30/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park Date: March 30, 2015

Visit some of the park's most famous landmarks, including Conservatory Water, Bethesda Terrace, and the Lake, on this east-to-west tour led by Central Park Conservancy guides.

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

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

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

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M010 Central Park 2015-03-30 2015-03-30 12:00 pm 1:30 pm 40.7725, -73.967 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/538cbe0e4c275.jpg Tue, 03 Mar 2015 19:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Exhibit: Sacred to the Memory: The 150th Anniversary of the Death of Seabury Tredwell]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/30/exhibition-sacred-to-the-memory-the-150th-anniversary-of-the-death-of-seabury-tredwell http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/30/exhibition-sacred-to-the-memory-the-150th-anniversary-of-the-death-of-seabury-tredwell Date: March 30, 2015

This year marks the 150th anniversary of the death of Seabury Tredwell, the patriarch of the family who lived at 29 East 4th Street for nearly 100 years. Come pay your last respects as we celebrate the life (and commemorate the death) of one of New York’s oldest and most respected merchants.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 777-1089

Location: Merchant's House Museum

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M318 Merchant's House Museum 2015-03-30 2015-03-30 12:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.7277, -73.9923 Thu, 19 Feb 2015 18:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Adapted Swim Program for People with Disabilities at Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/30/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/30/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities Date: March 30, 2015

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

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

Location: Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center

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M063 Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center 2015-03-30 2015-03-30 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.7715, -73.9885 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:18 EST
<![CDATA[Sit Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/30/sit-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/30/sit-aerobics Date: March 30, 2015

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

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

Start time: 2:15 pm

End time: 3:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 387-7687

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

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M033 Hamilton Fish Park 2015-03-30 2015-03-30 2:15 pm 3:15 pm 40.7198, -73.9818 Tue, 28 Apr 2015 16:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Reopening The High Bridge: Celebration Planning Forum]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/30/reopening-the-high-bridge-community-planning-forum http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/30/reopening-the-high-bridge-community-planning-forum Date: March 30, 2015

Please join NYC Parks, Partnerships for Parks, the Harlem River Working Group, and The High Bridge Coalition at these community forums to review plans for celebrating the bridge’s reopening, and consider how your group could enhance those plans.

Partner with us to make The High Bridge’s reopening a monumental event and ensure that The High Bridge is celebrated and sustained for future generations!

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 408-0282

Location: Highbridge Green School

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2015-03-30 2015-03-30 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.8382, -73.928 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/550b11475df55.jpg Fri, 27 Mar 2015 15:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Total Body Burn]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/30/shape-up-nyc-total-body-burn http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/30/shape-up-nyc-total-body-burn Date: March 30, 2015

Total Body Burn is an intermediate level class which consists of aerobics, a full body workout that helps with balance, muscle strength, and endurance. This instructor is part of the NYC Parks Fitness Instructor Training Program.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2015-03-30 2015-03-30 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.5026, -74.2518 Tue, 24 Mar 2015 16:00:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/31/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/31/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park2 Date: March 31, 2015

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2015-03-31 2015-03-31 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.8606, -73.9338 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5395c8d750ccf.jpg Fri, 13 Mar 2015 11:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Latinos In Comics Exhibiton]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/31/latinos-in-comics-exhibiton http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/31/latinos-in-comics-exhibiton Date: March 31, 2015

Over fifty pieces of work by Latinos in the comic book industry will be on display at the Poe Park Visitor Center.

This group has a huge following in the world of Comic Con and cosplay. The exhibit, curated by Ray Felix of the Bronx Heroes Comic Con, features daily screenings of Zorro films from the golden age serials to the contemporaty silver screen.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-03-31 2015-03-31 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54f750e602955.jpg Mon, 23 Mar 2015 14:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Tai Chi for Beginners]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/31/tai-chi-for-beginners http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/31/tai-chi-for-beginners Date: March 31, 2015

Learn basic movements and Tai Chi moves that will improve your balance.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-03-31 2015-03-31 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 12 Mar 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Art Exhibit: Conserving Our City of Nature: The Artwork of Alan Messer]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/31/exhibition-conserving-our-city-of-nature-the-artwork-of-alan-messer http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/31/exhibition-conserving-our-city-of-nature-the-artwork-of-alan-messer Date: March 31, 2015

Many New Yorkers are unaware of the 350 species of wild birds—almost a third of all bird species in North America—that live in or pass through New York City each year. Artist Alan Messer skillfully captures many, from exquisite migrating blackburnian warblers in Central Park’s ramble to a Northern Harrier scanning the vast marshes of Jamaica Bay. Conserving Our City of Nature: The Artwork of Alan Messer presented by NYC Audubon reveals over 30 of Messer’s detailed paintings, illustrations, and field sketches of New York City's avian wildlife and habitats, offering a view of NYC Audubon's conservation mission through an artistic eye.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-03-31 2015-03-31 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54da6b97eadaf.jpg Tue, 17 Feb 2015 19:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Art In the Garden: Paul Lin & Botanical Therapeutic Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/31/art-in-the-garden-paul-lin-botanical-therapeutic-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/31/art-in-the-garden-paul-lin-botanical-therapeutic-art Date: March 31, 2015

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-03-31 2015-03-31 9:00 am 4:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Mon, 15 Dec 2014 18:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: The Lives of Hamilton Fish Art Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/31/arts-culture-fun-the-lives-of-hamilton-fish-art-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/31/arts-culture-fun-the-lives-of-hamilton-fish-art-exhibition Date: March 31, 2015

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

The Arts, Culture & Fun series presents The Lives of Hamilton Fish.

- Art Exhibit March 2 - 31, 2015

- Film Screening March 28, 2015

On January 16, 1936 the deaths of two famous men were printed on the front page of the Peekskill Evening Star. The two men shared the name Hamilton Fish. One was a notorious killer Hamilton "Albert" Fish and the other, Hamilton Fish II, a beloved statesman. This coincidence was discovered by artist Rachel Mason who was inspired to create an opera and feature film called The Lives of Hamilton Fish.

Scenes in the film were shot at historic sites in New York State and amazingly, The Hamilton Fish Recreation Center was completed in 1936, the same year that the two men died. To coincide with the film's New York City debut which will happen in March 2015, The Hamilton Fish Recreation Center will present a special exhibition of Mason's storyboard sketches, props, paintings and research.

In addition to the exhibition, the center will host a screening on Saturday, March 28 at 3:00 p.m.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 387-7687

Location: Hamilton Fish Recreation Center

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2015-03-31 2015-03-31 9:00 am 9:00 pm 40.7198, -73.9818 Thu, 26 Feb 2015 17:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Join The Battery Conservancy as a Horticulture Volunteer!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/31/join-the-battery-conservancy-as-a-horticulture-volunteer http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/31/join-the-battery-conservancy-as-a-horticulture-volunteer Date: March 31, 2015

Join the Battery Conservancy as a horticulture volunteer!

Looking for gardening experience in one of New York City's most unique and dynamic downtown parks? Want to strengthen your foundation in horticultural practices and develop new skills? Get your hands dirty with The Battery Conservancy's Horticulture team! In its 25 acres, The Battery boasts 92,000 square feet of gardens, all designed by renowned Dutch garden designer Piet Oudolf. Through preservation and the use of native plants, sustainable plant selections and growing methods, the Conservancy has made a strong commitment to environmental conservation.

Volunteer Description

The Battery Conservancy seeks volunteers for maintenance of plant beds. Activities include raking, weeding, and planting; path maintenance; and other seasonally appropriate horticulture projects. Volunteers should be in good physical condition, and enjoy working outdoors. Basic horticulture skills are a plus, but not required. For more information, visit http://www.thebattery.org/volunteer.

Sign up is required.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Playground (in Battery Park)

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M005 Battery Park 2015-03-31 2015-03-31 9:30 am 12:00 pm 40.7029, -74.0157 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5511a3d5f11e0.jpg Fri, 03 Apr 2015 15:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[The Orchid Show: Chandeliers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/31/the-orchid-show-chandeliers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/31/the-orchid-show-chandeliers Date: March 31, 2015

The elegance of the orchid in all its myriad forms returns to the New York Botanical Garden this year with an aerial display unlike any other.

Explore an expanded showcase of hanging designs inside the Haupt Conservatory before stepping outside to enjoy a complementary schedule of events and activities. Inspired dance performances, poetry, hands-on orchid care demonstrations, and shopping fill the daylight hours, while the return of our popular Orchid Evenings ensures many memorable celebrations after the sun has set.

Please note: The Garden is open year-round, Tuesday to Sunday, 10 a.m.–6 p.m. (Winter hours: 10 a.m.–5 p.m., mid January–February), and Monday April 6, 2015.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 817-8700

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2015-03-31 2015-03-31 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.8597, -73.8806 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54d10e3534a82.jpg Wed, 18 Mar 2015 12:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Abs Workout]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/31/abs-work-out http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/31/abs-work-out Date: March 31, 2015

Exercise workout focusing on abs, especially strength training your core

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-03-31 2015-03-31 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:15 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Northern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/31/central-park-tour-northern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/31/central-park-tour-northern-welcome-tour Date: March 31, 2015

Enjoy the park's northernmost highlights with a Central Park Conservancy guide on this easy walk from Conservatory Garden, along the Harlem Meer, and past the North Woods.

Tour starts inside Central Park at 106th Street and Fifth Avenue, and ends at the Charles A. Dana Discovery Center (inside the Park at 110th Street between Fifth and Lenox Avenues)

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 12:45 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

Location: East 106th Street Entrance (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-03-31 2015-03-31 12:00 pm 12:45 pm 40.7943, -73.9512 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52a0ef96a6454.jpg Tue, 03 Mar 2015 19:00:07 EST
<![CDATA[Meditation and Hatha Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/31/meditationtasha-valentin http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/31/meditationtasha-valentin Date: March 31, 2015

Join us and learn some basic Hatha Yoga techniques to initiate relaxation. Learn how to influence changes within our physical and emotional responses to stress. The focus of the class will be breathing, sound, and mindfullness.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-03-31 2015-03-31 1:00 pm 1:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 29 May 2015 12:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Le Petit Zen Art Workshop for Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/31/le-petit-zen-art-workshop-for-adults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/31/le-petit-zen-art-workshop-for-adults Date: March 31, 2015

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-03-31 2015-03-31 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:10 EST
<![CDATA[Remembering Yesterday: Queens and Its World's Fairs]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/31/remembering-yesterday-queens-and-its-worlds-fairs http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/31/remembering-yesterday-queens-and-its-worlds-fairs Date: March 31, 2015

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

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

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 939-0647

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

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Q022 Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech 2015-03-31 2015-03-31 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.7637, -73.824 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/539f45af106a7.jpg Fri, 17 Apr 2015 17:00:12 EDT
<![CDATA[A Contemporary Conversation Inspired by Two Victorian Women]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/31/a-contemporary-conversation-inspired-by-two-victorian-women http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/31/a-contemporary-conversation-inspired-by-two-victorian-women Date: March 31, 2015

Join Ann Marie McDonnell, Director of Education at the Alice Austen House and Stacy Morrison, historian & photographer, as they discuss the life and work of two progressive women, Sylvia DeWolf Ostrander and Alice Austen. Stacy Morrison’s recent project, "The Girl of My Dreams" traces the life of a Ostrander, a story discovered when Morrison found a small trunk with Ostrander’s belongings abandoned for garbage on a New York City street. Come and learn about these two women and how the work they left behind provides us with insight into the past.

RSVP at RSVP@penumbrafoundation.org or (917) 288-0343.

Hosted at Penumbra Foundation

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-4506 x10

Location: Penumbra Foundation

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2015-03-31 2015-03-31 7:30 pm 9:00 pm 40.7447, -73.9841 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54f88efb001cf.jpg Thu, 05 Mar 2015 14:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Brooklyn Nets Wheelchair Basketball Open Gym]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/31/brooklyn-nets-wheelchair-basketball-open-gym http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/31/brooklyn-nets-wheelchair-basketball-open-gym Date: March 31, 2015

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

Start time: 7:45 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 353-7853

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

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2015-03-31 2015-03-31 7:45 pm 9:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8344 Tue, 28 Apr 2015 15:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Master Story Tellers Exhbition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/01/master-story-tellers-exhbition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/01/master-story-tellers-exhbition Date: April 1, 2015

Classic tales from Hans Christian Andersen, the Brothers Grimm, Edgar Allan Poe, and master story tellers, inspire nineteen children's book artists who create illustrations for children age three through teens in this exhibit. The show will include events for children and adults. "These are the classic stories you grew up with as a child interpreted for a contemporaty audience," said Donna Miskend, the exhibit curator.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-04-01 2015-04-01 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551303695a60c.jpg Wed, 25 Mar 2015 17:00:13 EDT
<![CDATA[Art In the Garden: Paul Lin & Botanical Therapeutic Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/01/art-in-the-garden-paul-lin-botanical-therapeutic-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/01/art-in-the-garden-paul-lin-botanical-therapeutic-art Date: April 1, 2015

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-04-01 2015-04-01 9:00 am 4:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Mon, 15 Dec 2014 18:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Art Exhibit: Conserving Our City of Nature: The Artwork of Alan Messer]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/01/exhibition-conserving-our-city-of-nature-the-artwork-of-alan-messer http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/01/exhibition-conserving-our-city-of-nature-the-artwork-of-alan-messer Date: April 1, 2015

Many New Yorkers are unaware of the 350 species of wild birds—almost a third of all bird species in North America—that live in or pass through New York City each year. Artist Alan Messer skillfully captures many, from exquisite migrating blackburnian warblers in Central Park’s ramble to a Northern Harrier scanning the vast marshes of Jamaica Bay. Conserving Our City of Nature: The Artwork of Alan Messer presented by NYC Audubon reveals over 30 of Messer’s detailed paintings, illustrations, and field sketches of New York City's avian wildlife and habitats, offering a view of NYC Audubon's conservation mission through an artistic eye.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-04-01 2015-04-01 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54da6b97eadaf.jpg Tue, 17 Feb 2015 19:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Midweek Bird Walk: Conference House Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/01/midweek-bird-walk-clove-lakes-park1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/01/midweek-bird-walk-clove-lakes-park1 Date: April 1, 2015

Join us for a walk in New York City’s southernmost park, as we search for newly arrived migrants, like pine and palm warblers, eastern phoebes, and blue-gray gnatcatchers.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 727-1135

Location: Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2015-04-01 2015-04-01 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.5026, -74.2518 Wed, 11 Mar 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[The Orchid Show: Chandeliers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/01/the-orchid-show-chandeliers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/01/the-orchid-show-chandeliers Date: April 1, 2015

The elegance of the orchid in all its myriad forms returns to the New York Botanical Garden this year with an aerial display unlike any other.

Explore an expanded showcase of hanging designs inside the Haupt Conservatory before stepping outside to enjoy a complementary schedule of events and activities. Inspired dance performances, poetry, hands-on orchid care demonstrations, and shopping fill the daylight hours, while the return of our popular Orchid Evenings ensures many memorable celebrations after the sun has set.

Please note: The Garden is open year-round, Tuesday to Sunday, 10 a.m.–6 p.m. (Winter hours: 10 a.m.–5 p.m., mid January–February), and Monday April 6, 2015.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 817-8700

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2015-04-01 2015-04-01 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.8597, -73.8806 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54d10e3534a82.jpg Wed, 18 Mar 2015 12:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Dancercise]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/01/dancercise http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/01/dancercise Date: April 1, 2015

Get in shape with dance moves while using weights.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-04-01 2015-04-01 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 18 Feb 2015 17:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: The Art of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/01/central-park-tour-the-art-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/01/central-park-tour-the-art-of-the-park Date: April 1, 2015

Central Park has long been revered as a masterpiece of landscape architecture. Discover the park's most artfully designed pastoral landscapes and romantic vistas on this tour led by Central Park Conservancy guides.

The tour route involves hills and stairs. Tour starts at the Dairy Visitor Center (mid-park at 65th Street), and ends at Belvedere Castle (mid-Park at 79th Street)

Space is limited; advance ticket purchase recommended. Please arrive at the meeting location 15 minutes before the start of the tour to allow time for check-in. Out of consideration for other guests we cannot accommodate those arriving after the start time.

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2015-04-01 2015-04-01 12:00 pm 1:30 pm 40.7691, -73.9741 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54f4d78241ec1.jpg Thu, 05 Mar 2015 14:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Recycle-To-Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/01/recycletoart http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/01/recycletoart Date: April 1, 2015

Have fun turning discarded materials into usable works of art. Children under 10 years must be accompanied by an adult. Wear clothes that can get messy.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-04-01 2015-04-01 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:12 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Glutes in Gear: Cardio & Toning]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/01/shapeup-nyc-glutes-in-gear-cardio-toning http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/01/shapeup-nyc-glutes-in-gear-cardio-toning Date: April 1, 2015

Focus on your lower half in this belly-busting, booty shaping, two part class. The first part builds endurance with heart-pumping cardio. Part two uses mat work to build your core and flatten and tighten your abs and glutes. Please bring your own workout mat.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-04-01 2015-04-01 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:17 EST
<![CDATA[New York Rollin' Knicks Wheelchair Basketball Open Gym]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/01/new-york-rollin-knicks-wheelchair-basketball-open-gym http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/01/new-york-rollin-knicks-wheelchair-basketball-open-gym Date: April 1, 2015

Wheelchair basketball is similar to regular basketball but is played in a wheelchair. Particpants must be physically disabled, adults or seniors, and able to play in a sports wheelchair. There are available sports wheelchairs for use at the recreation center.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 293-5934

Location: West Bronx Recreation Center

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X261 West Bronx Recreation Center 2015-04-01 2015-04-01 6:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.8441, -73.9188 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:47 EST
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: CANCELLED: Shape Up NYC: Bollywood Cardio Dance]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/01/shape-up-nyc-bollywood-cardio-dance http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/01/shape-up-nyc-bollywood-cardio-dance Date: April 1, 2015

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

Join Shape Up NYC's free Bolly X classes.

Bolly X is a high in tensity Bollywood cardio dance workout.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 927-1563

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

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M099 J. Hood Wright Park 2015-04-01 2015-04-01 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.8469, -73.9399 Thu, 26 Mar 2015 13:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/02/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/02/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park2 Date: April 2, 2015

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2015-04-02 2015-04-02 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.8606, -73.9338 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5395c8d750ccf.jpg Fri, 13 Mar 2015 11:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Master Story Tellers Exhbition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/02/master-story-tellers-exhbition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/02/master-story-tellers-exhbition Date: April 2, 2015

Classic tales from Hans Christian Andersen, the Brothers Grimm, Edgar Allan Poe, and master story tellers, inspire nineteen children's book artists who create illustrations for children age three through teens in this exhibit. The show will include events for children and adults. "These are the classic stories you grew up with as a child interpreted for a contemporaty audience," said Donna Miskend, the exhibit curator.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-04-02 2015-04-02 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551303695a60c.jpg Wed, 25 Mar 2015 17:00:13 EDT
<![CDATA[Tai Chi for Beginners]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/02/tai-chi-for-beginners http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/02/tai-chi-for-beginners Date: April 2, 2015

Learn basic movements and Tai Chi moves that will improve your balance.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-04-02 2015-04-02 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 12 Mar 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Art Exhibit: Conserving Our City of Nature: The Artwork of Alan Messer]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/02/exhibition-conserving-our-city-of-nature-the-artwork-of-alan-messer http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/02/exhibition-conserving-our-city-of-nature-the-artwork-of-alan-messer Date: April 2, 2015

Many New Yorkers are unaware of the 350 species of wild birds—almost a third of all bird species in North America—that live in or pass through New York City each year. Artist Alan Messer skillfully captures many, from exquisite migrating blackburnian warblers in Central Park’s ramble to a Northern Harrier scanning the vast marshes of Jamaica Bay. Conserving Our City of Nature: The Artwork of Alan Messer presented by NYC Audubon reveals over 30 of Messer’s detailed paintings, illustrations, and field sketches of New York City's avian wildlife and habitats, offering a view of NYC Audubon's conservation mission through an artistic eye.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-04-02 2015-04-02 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54da6b97eadaf.jpg Tue, 17 Feb 2015 19:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Art In the Garden: Paul Lin & Botanical Therapeutic Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/02/art-in-the-garden-paul-lin-botanical-therapeutic-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/02/art-in-the-garden-paul-lin-botanical-therapeutic-art Date: April 2, 2015

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-04-02 2015-04-02 9:00 am 4:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Mon, 15 Dec 2014 18:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Join The Battery Conservancy as a Horticulture Volunteer!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/02/join-the-battery-conservancy-as-a-horticulture-volunteer http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/02/join-the-battery-conservancy-as-a-horticulture-volunteer Date: April 2, 2015

Join the Battery Conservancy as a horticulture volunteer!

Looking for gardening experience in one of New York City's most unique and dynamic downtown parks? Want to strengthen your foundation in horticultural practices and develop new skills? Get your hands dirty with The Battery Conservancy's Horticulture team! In its 25 acres, The Battery boasts 92,000 square feet of gardens, all designed by renowned Dutch garden designer Piet Oudolf. Through preservation and the use of native plants, sustainable plant selections and growing methods, the Conservancy has made a strong commitment to environmental conservation.

Volunteer Description

The Battery Conservancy seeks volunteers for maintenance of plant beds. Activities include raking, weeding, and planting; path maintenance; and other seasonally appropriate horticulture projects. Volunteers should be in good physical condition, and enjoy working outdoors. Basic horticulture skills are a plus, but not required. For more information, visit http://www.thebattery.org/volunteer.

Sign up is required.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Playground (in Battery Park)

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M005 Battery Park 2015-04-02 2015-04-02 9:30 am 12:00 pm 40.7029, -74.0157 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5511a3d5f11e0.jpg Fri, 03 Apr 2015 15:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[The Orchid Show: Chandeliers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/02/the-orchid-show-chandeliers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/02/the-orchid-show-chandeliers Date: April 2, 2015

The elegance of the orchid in all its myriad forms returns to the New York Botanical Garden this year with an aerial display unlike any other.

Explore an expanded showcase of hanging designs inside the Haupt Conservatory before stepping outside to enjoy a complementary schedule of events and activities. Inspired dance performances, poetry, hands-on orchid care demonstrations, and shopping fill the daylight hours, while the return of our popular Orchid Evenings ensures many memorable celebrations after the sun has set.

Please note: The Garden is open year-round, Tuesday to Sunday, 10 a.m.–6 p.m. (Winter hours: 10 a.m.–5 p.m., mid January–February), and Monday April 6, 2015.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 817-8700

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2015-04-02 2015-04-02 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.8597, -73.8806 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54d10e3534a82.jpg Wed, 18 Mar 2015 12:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Stretching, Toning, Relaxation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/02/stretching-toning-relaxation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/02/stretching-toning-relaxation Date: April 2, 2015

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

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

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-04-02 2015-04-02 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:48 EST
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Screening of The Homestretch]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/02/arts-culture-fun-screening-of-the-homestretch http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/02/arts-culture-fun-screening-of-the-homestretch Date: April 2, 2015

The Homestretch, a film by Anne de Mare & Kirsten Kelly

Three homeless teens brave Chicago winters, high school pressures, and life on the streets to build a brighter future. Against all odds, they recover from a life of abandonment to create new, surprising definitions of home.

This season, Community Cinema celebrates 10 years of uniting people through independent film. Community Cinema presents free screenings and discussions around the Emmy Award-winning PBS documentary series Independent Lens. By igniting conversations around issues that affect us all, Community Cinema creates real and lasting change - both at home and around the world.

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: 718 485-4633

Location: Brownsville Recreation Center (in Brownsville Playground)

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B270 Brownsville Playground 2015-04-02 2015-04-02 11:30 am 1:00 pm 40.6566, -73.902 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54fa1aab68334.jpg Wed, 01 Apr 2015 17:00:05 EDT