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 Tue, 21 Apr 2015 01:43:23 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[The Orchid Show: Chandeliers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/08/the-orchid-show-chandeliers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/08/the-orchid-show-chandeliers Date: April 8, 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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2015-04-08 2015-04-08 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/2015/04/08/dancercise http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/08/dancercise Date: April 8, 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 2015-04-08 2015-04-08 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 18 Feb 2015 17:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: North Woods]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/08/central-park-tour-north-woods http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/08/central-park-tour-north-woods Date: April 8, 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: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2015-04-08 2015-04-08 12:00 pm 1:30 pm 40.7968, -73.9515 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54f0d48bd4d01.jpg Tue, 03 Mar 2015 19:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Spring Break at Prospect Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/08/spring-break http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/08/spring-break Date: April 8, 2015

Join the Prospect Park Alliance during Spring Break for family-friendly activities at the Prospect Park Audubon Center, Lefferts Historic House and the Carousel.

Nature Exploration
Prospect Park Audubon Center, Free

  • Blooming Naturalist, 1 pm
    So you think you are a naturalist? Join Alliance educators to make your own nature journal, learning how to use binoculars and field guides.
  • Nature on the Go! 3 pm
    An Alliance naturalist will lead children and families to areas near the Audubon Center, where you can learn about the nature that is all around us and participate in a citizen science project.
  • Animal Encounter, 4 pm
    Curious as to how “Snappy” the turtle got her name? Want to watch the snake gobble up a mouse? Join Alliance naturalists to meet the animals in the Audubon Center’s collection. Learn what it takes to care for these amazing creatures and assist in an actual feeding.

Spring Sprouts, 2–4 pm
Lefferts Historic House, $3 suggested donation

It's time for spring planting! Join the Alliance at Lefferts Historic House where you can make a small pot out of newspaper, fill it with soil and plant an herb seed to take home.

Carousel Rides, 12-5 pm
Children’s Corner, $2 per ride, $9 for a book of 5 tickets, free with Alliance Family Plus membership

Celebrate the start of spring with a first ride of the year on the Park’s beloved 1912 carousel. Join the Alliance at the $125 level and your family (up to 4 people) will receive unlimited rides on the Carousel for a full year!

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-04-08 2015-04-08 12:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654; 40.6643, -73.9639; 40.6637, -73.9642 Fri, 06 Mar 2015 17:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/08/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/08/bryant-park-juggling Date: April 8, 2015

Test your coordination and dexterity with free juggling lessons in the park. All skill levels are welcome to join in the fun. Equipment is provided.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 42nd Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-04-08 2015-04-08 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7543, -73.9834 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551c3ca583ca1.jpg Fri, 03 Apr 2015 16:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Tartan Week Lunchtime Concerts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/08/tartan-week-lunchtime-concerts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/08/tartan-week-lunchtime-concerts Date: April 8, 2015

The American Scottish Foundation brings a bit of Scotland to the park with a series of lunchtime musical and cultural performances to celebrate Tartan Week. Bring your kilts and swing on by!

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-04-08 2015-04-08 12:30 pm 1:30 pm 40.7541, -73.9845 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551476c591aae.jpg Fri, 27 Mar 2015 18:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids Week Bronx: Raptors]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/08/kids-week-bronx http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/08/kids-week-bronx Date: April 8, 2015

The kids are out of school, now get them out of the house. Head to the park and join Urban Park Rangers Free "Kids Week" programs. Immerse your kids, and yourself in the natural world. Appropriate for ages 12 and under.

Today's topic is raptors. New York City is home for many types of raptors from red tail hawks to American kestrels. Learn about their diversity and adaptations which allow them to thrive in our city parks.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 319-7258

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2015-04-08 2015-04-08 1:00 pm 40.8516, -73.8266 Thu, 26 Mar 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids Week Queens: Outdoor Skills for Kids]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/08/kids-week-queens-outdoor-skills-for-kids http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/08/kids-week-queens-outdoor-skills-for-kids Date: April 8, 2015

The kids are out of school, now get them out of the house. Head to the park and join Urban Park Rangers Free "Kids Week" programs. Immerse your kids, and yourself in the natural world. Appropriate for ages 12 and under.

Today's topic is outdoor skills for kids. Do you know about proper hiking gear? Do you want to learn how to use a compass? How can I collect drinking water? These are just examples of the type of skills you may learn to accomplish during this program.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Forest Park Visitor Center (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2015-04-08 2015-04-08 1:00 pm 40.7007, -73.855 Thu, 26 Mar 2015 17:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids Week Staten Island: Pond Exploration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/08/kids-week-staten-island-pond-exploration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/08/kids-week-staten-island-pond-exploration Date: April 8, 2015

The kids are out of school, now get them out of the house. Head to the park and join Urban Park Rangers Free "Kids Week" programs. Immerse your kids and yourself in the natural world. Program is appropriate for ages 12 and under.

Explore the Blue Heron pond and enjoy learning about the fascinating invertebrates found just below the surface. Be prepared to get your hands wet.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

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

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R119 Blue Heron Park 2015-04-08 2015-04-08 1:00 pm 40.5309, -74.1778 Thu, 26 Mar 2015 17:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Spring Holiday Tennis Program]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/08/spring-holiday-tennis-program http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/08/spring-holiday-tennis-program Date: April 8, 2015

The Prospect Park Tennis Center offers intensive group instruction for adults and children of all levels of experience. The accomplished staff of tennis professionals give players personal attention while they acquire game fundamentals and increase their skill level. Players must register in advance.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Prospect Park Tennis Center (in Parade Ground)

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B068 Parade Ground 2015-04-08 2015-04-08 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6512, -73.9701 Fri, 27 Feb 2015 18:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Recycle-To-Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/08/recycletoart http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/08/recycletoart Date: April 8, 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 2015-04-08 2015-04-08 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:12 EST
<![CDATA[Incredible Edible Cell: Under the Microscope]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/08/incredible-edible-cell-under-the-microscope http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/08/incredible-edible-cell-under-the-microscope Date: April 8, 2015

In this fun activity, participants will learn about the smallest units of living matter: the cell. We will take a look at different types of cells under the microscope then learn about the parts of the cell that make it tick. Each participant will make their very own cell model using such treats as cookies, candies and chocolate.

This program is suitable for ages 9 and up and takes place at the Greenbelt Nature Center.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2015-04-08 2015-04-08 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.5884, -74.1391 Tue, 31 Mar 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids Week Manhattan: Insects]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/08/kids-week-manhattan http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/08/kids-week-manhattan Date: April 8, 2015

The kids are out of school, now get them out of the house. Head to the park and join Urban Park Rangers Free "Kids Week" programs. Immerse your kids, and yourself in the natural world. Appropriate for ages 12 and under.

Today is all about insects. Be an entomologist for a day and learn why all insects are bugs but not necessarily all bugs are insects.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Payson Center (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2015-04-08 2015-04-08 2:00 pm 40.8672, -73.9289 Thu, 26 Mar 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[New York Rollin' Knicks Wheelchair Basketball Open Gym]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/08/new-york-rollin-knicks-wheelchair-basketball-open-gym http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/08/new-york-rollin-knicks-wheelchair-basketball-open-gym Date: April 8, 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 2015-04-08 2015-04-08 6:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.8441, -73.9188 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:47 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Glutes in Gear: Cardio & Toning]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/08/shapeup-nyc-glutes-in-gear-cardio-toning http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/08/shapeup-nyc-glutes-in-gear-cardio-toning Date: April 8, 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 2015-04-08 2015-04-08 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:17 EST
<![CDATA[Artist Talk with Alan Messer In Conjunction with Exhibition: Conserving Our City of Nature]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/08/artist-talk-with-alan-messer-in-conjunction-with-exhibition-conserving-our-city-of-nature http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/08/artist-talk-with-alan-messer-in-conjunction-with-exhibition-conserving-our-city-of-nature Date: April 8, 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.

Alan Messer has taught birding ID and nature drawing classes at The New York Historical Society, and The New York City Audubon Society. His works have been shown at the Cape May Bird Observatory, the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Sanctuary, at Ellis Island, and The Lincoln Center in New York NY. He has illustrated for books, magazines, and field guides, and is a regular contributor to Bird Watcher's Digest. Messer is a former President of The Linnaean Society of New York.

Admission is free but space is limited.
To RSVP, email artandantiquities@parks.nyc.gov.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-04-08 2015-04-08 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54da6ed44730c.jpg Wed, 01 Apr 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/09/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/09/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park2 Date: April 9, 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 2015-04-09 2015-04-09 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.8606, -73.9338 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5395c8d750ccf.jpg Fri, 13 Mar 2015 11:00:13 EDT
<![CDATA[Master Story Tellers Exhbition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/09/master-story-tellers-exhbition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/09/master-story-tellers-exhbition Date: April 9, 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 2015-04-09 2015-04-09 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/2015/04/09/tai-chi-for-beginners http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/09/tai-chi-for-beginners Date: April 9, 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 2015-04-09 2015-04-09 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 12 Mar 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Art In the Garden: Paul Lin & Botanical Therapeutic Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/09/art-in-the-garden-paul-lin-botanical-therapeutic-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/09/art-in-the-garden-paul-lin-botanical-therapeutic-art Date: April 9, 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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2015-04-09 2015-04-09 9:00 am 4:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Mon, 15 Dec 2014 18:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Art Exhibit: Conserving Our City of Nature: The Artwork of Alan Messer]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/09/exhibition-conserving-our-city-of-nature-the-artwork-of-alan-messer http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/09/exhibition-conserving-our-city-of-nature-the-artwork-of-alan-messer Date: April 9, 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 2015-04-09 2015-04-09 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[Join The Battery Conservancy as a Horticulture Volunteer!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/09/join-the-battery-conservancy-as-a-horticulture-volunteer http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/09/join-the-battery-conservancy-as-a-horticulture-volunteer Date: April 9, 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 2015-04-09 2015-04-09 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[Kids Week Manhattan: Music Found in Nature]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/09/kids-week-manhattan http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/09/kids-week-manhattan Date: April 9, 2015

The kids are out of school, now get them out of the house. Head to the park and join Urban Park Rangers Free "Kids Week" programs. Immerse your kids, and yourself in the natural world. Appropriate for ages 12 and under.

Today is all about music found in nature. Let's explore the park focusing on the sounds of birds, trees, water, and maybe even make some music of our own.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-04-09 2015-04-09 10:00 am 40.7971, -73.9515 Thu, 26 Mar 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[The Orchid Show: Chandeliers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/09/the-orchid-show-chandeliers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/09/the-orchid-show-chandeliers Date: April 9, 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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2015-04-09 2015-04-09 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.8597, -73.8806 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54d10e3534a82.jpg Wed, 18 Mar 2015 12:00:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Stretching, Toning, Relaxation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/09/stretching-toning-relaxation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/09/stretching-toning-relaxation Date: April 9, 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 2015-04-09 2015-04-09 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:48 EST
<![CDATA[Conference House Park Nature Hike]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/09/midweek-bird-walk-clove-lakes-park2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/09/midweek-bird-walk-clove-lakes-park2 Date: April 9, 2015

Meet at the Visitor’s Center on Satterlee Street for this all ages nature hikes with your guide Will Lenihan.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 727-1135

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2015-04-09 2015-04-09 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.5026, -74.2518 Thu, 12 Mar 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Spring Break at Prospect Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/09/spring-break http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/09/spring-break Date: April 9, 2015

Join the Prospect Park Alliance during Spring Break for family-friendly activities at the Prospect Park Audubon Center, Lefferts Historic House and the Carousel.

Nature Exploration
Prospect Park Audubon Center, Free

  • Blooming Naturalist, 1 pm
    So you think you are a naturalist? Join Alliance educators to make your own nature journal, learning how to use binoculars and field guides.
  • Nature on the Go! 3 pm
    An Alliance naturalist will lead children and families to areas near the Audubon Center, where you can learn about the nature that is all around us and participate in a citizen science project.
  • Animal Encounter, 4 pm
    Curious as to how “Snappy” the turtle got her name? Want to watch the snake gobble up a mouse? Join Alliance naturalists to meet the animals in the Audubon Center’s collection. Learn what it takes to care for these amazing creatures and assist in an actual feeding.

Spring Sprouts, 2–4 pm
Lefferts Historic House, $3 suggested donation

It's time for spring planting! Join the Alliance at Lefferts Historic House where you can make a small pot out of newspaper, fill it with soil and plant an herb seed to take home.

Carousel Rides, 12-5 pm
Children’s Corner, $2 per ride, $9 for a book of 5 tickets, free with Alliance Family Plus membership

Celebrate the start of spring with a first ride of the year on the Park’s beloved 1912 carousel. Join the Alliance at the $125 level and your family (up to 4 people) will receive unlimited rides on the Carousel for a full year!

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-04-09 2015-04-09 12:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654; 40.6643, -73.9639; 40.6637, -73.9642 Fri, 06 Mar 2015 17:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Northern Forts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/09/central-park-tour-northern-forts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/09/central-park-tour-northern-forts Date: April 9, 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: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2015-04-09 2015-04-09 12:00 pm 1:30 pm 40.7968, -73.9515 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54f4b7ad89471.JPG Tue, 03 Mar 2015 19:00:07 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/09/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/09/bryant-park-juggling Date: April 9, 2015

Test your coordination and dexterity with free juggling lessons in the park. All skill levels are welcome to join in the fun. Equipment is provided.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 42nd Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-04-09 2015-04-09 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7543, -73.9834 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551c3ca583ca1.jpg Fri, 03 Apr 2015 16:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Tartan Week Lunchtime Concerts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/09/tartan-week-lunchtime-concerts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/09/tartan-week-lunchtime-concerts Date: April 9, 2015

The American Scottish Foundation brings a bit of Scotland to the park with a series of lunchtime musical and cultural performances to celebrate Tartan Week. Bring your kilts and swing on by!

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-04-09 2015-04-09 12:30 pm 1:30 pm 40.7541, -73.9845 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551476c591aae.jpg Fri, 27 Mar 2015 18:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids Week Bronx: Nature Exploration Hike]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/09/kids-week-bronx http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/09/kids-week-bronx Date: April 9, 2015

The kids are out of school, now get them out of the house. Head to the park and join Urban Park Rangers Free "Kids Week" programs. Immerse your kids, and yourself in the natural world. Appropriate for ages 12 and under.

Today enjoy a nature exploration hike through the woods of Van Cortlandt Park. The forest floor is a fascinating place to explore and discover.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 548-0912

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2015-04-09 2015-04-09 1:00 pm 40.8911, -73.894 Thu, 26 Mar 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids Week Brooklyn: Outdoor Skills for Kids]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/09/kids-week-brooklyn http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/09/kids-week-brooklyn Date: April 9, 2015

The kids are out of school, now get them out of the house. Head to the park and join Urban Park Rangers Free "Kids Week" programs. Immerse your kids, and yourself in the natural world. Appropriate for ages 12 and under.

Today's topic is outdoor skills for kids. Do you know about proper hiking gear? Do you want to learn how to use a compass? How can I collect drinking water? These are just examples of the type of skills you may learn to accomplish during this program.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Salt Marsh Nature Center (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2015-04-09 2015-04-09 1:00 pm 40.6047, -73.9298 Thu, 26 Mar 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids Week Brooklyn: Trees]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/09/kids-week-brooklyn1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/09/kids-week-brooklyn1 Date: April 9, 2015

The kids are out of school, now get them out of the house. Head to the park and join Urban Park Rangers Free "Kids Week" programs. Immerse your kids, and yourself in the natural world. Appropriate for ages 12 and under.

Today is all about trees! What is your favorite tree? Did you know you can identify a tree by its leaf shape? Improve your tree knowledge and become a Nature Detective.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

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

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B032 Fort Greene Park 2015-04-09 2015-04-09 1:00 pm 40.6922, -73.9748 Thu, 26 Mar 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids Week Queens: All About Insects]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/09/kids-week-queens-all-about-insects http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/09/kids-week-queens-all-about-insects Date: April 9, 2015

The kids are out of school, now get them out of the house. Head to the park and join Urban Park Rangers Free "Kids Week" programs. Immerse your kids and your yourself, in the natural world. Program is appropriate for ages 12 and under.

Today is all about insects. Be an entomologist today and learn why all insects are bugs, but not all bugs are insects.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

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

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Q458 Fort Totten Park 2015-04-09 2015-04-09 1:00 pm 40.7952, -73.7784 Thu, 26 Mar 2015 17:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids Week Staten Island: Insect Exploration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/09/kids-week-staten-island-insect-exploration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/09/kids-week-staten-island-insect-exploration Date: April 9, 2015

The kids are out of school, now get them out of the house. Head to the park and join Urban Park Rangers Free "Kids Week" programs. Immerse your kids and your yourself, in the natural world. Program is appropriate for ages 12 and under.

Today is all about insects. Be an entomologist today and learn why all insects are bugs, but not all bugs are insects.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

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

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R119 Blue Heron Park 2015-04-09 2015-04-09 1:00 pm 40.5309, -74.1778 Thu, 26 Mar 2015 17:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Spring Holiday Tennis Program]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/09/spring-holiday-tennis-program http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/09/spring-holiday-tennis-program Date: April 9, 2015

The Prospect Park Tennis Center offers intensive group instruction for adults and children of all levels of experience. The accomplished staff of tennis professionals give players personal attention while they acquire game fundamentals and increase their skill level. Players must register in advance.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Prospect Park Tennis Center (in Parade Ground)

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B068 Parade Ground 2015-04-09 2015-04-09 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6512, -73.9701 Fri, 27 Feb 2015 18:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[A Marvelous Map-sploration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/09/a-marvelous-mapsploration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/09/a-marvelous-mapsploration Date: April 9, 2015

Maps reveal amazing details about the past and the present. First, we will learn the basics of how to read the Greenbelt trail map. Then we will work as a team to assemble a giant floor puzzle map of the Greenbelt, and find out what clues the land holds about history. Then, we will create customized compasses for use to help us find our way in the woods as we hike the Nature Center Trail.

Program is suitable for ages 7 and up, and will begin at the Greenbelt Nature Center.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2015-04-09 2015-04-09 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.5884, -74.1391 Tue, 31 Mar 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Learn To Draw]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/09/learn-to-draw http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/09/learn-to-draw Date: April 9, 2015

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

Start time: 1:30 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 2015-04-09 2015-04-09 1:30 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:23 EST
<![CDATA[Kids Week Manhattan: Music Found in Nature]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/09/kids-week-manhattan1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/09/kids-week-manhattan1 Date: April 9, 2015

The kids are out of school, now get them out of the house. Head to the park and join Urban Park Rangers Free "Kids Week" programs. Immerse your kids, and yourself in the natural world. Appropriate for ages 12 and under.

Today is all about music found in nature. Let's explore the park focusing on the sounds of birds, trees, water, and maybe even make some music of our own.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Payson Center (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2015-04-09 2015-04-09 2:00 pm 40.8672, -73.9289 Thu, 26 Mar 2015 17:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Spring Break Family Storytime & Craft @ QBG]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/09/spring-break-family-storytime-craft-qbg http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/09/spring-break-family-storytime-craft-qbg Date: April 9, 2015

Bring your little gardeners and nature lovers to Queens Botanical Garden for a relaxing afternoon featuring nature-inspired stories, followed by a botanically-themed craft activity (limited to first 30 children; while supplies last). Schools and groups: contact schoolprograms@queensbotanical.org.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-04-09 2015-04-09 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Thu, 26 Feb 2015 18:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Garden Crew]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/09/garden-crew http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/09/garden-crew Date: April 9, 2015

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

*All participants are provided with monthly training sessions and asked to commit to at least three work days. Ongoing trainings and orientations are scheduled for the first work day of every month. For information about New York Restoration Project Crews or to register, email volunteer@nyrp.org.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Sherman Creek Park (in Sherman Creek)

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M300 Sherman Creek 2015-04-09 2015-04-09 4:00 pm 6:30 pm 40.8611, -73.918 Fri, 03 Apr 2015 16:00:16 EDT
<![CDATA[GreenThumb Workshop: Double Raised Bed Building]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/09/greenthumb-workshop-double-raised-bed-building http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/09/greenthumb-workshop-double-raised-bed-building Date: April 9, 2015

It’s easy to construct a simple raised bed for your community garden and a double bed provides an easier gardening experience for senior members. We’ll share ideas on design and discuss ways to plan your garden plot for maximum production.

Gardens registered with GreenThumb and school gardens registered with Grow to Learn will be able to request lumber at this event. Requests will be delivered in the Fall on a first come, first served basis.

Please register here.

Start time: 4:30 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 788-8070

Location: Block Association #81

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2015-04-09 2015-04-09 4:30 pm 6:30 pm 40.6907, -73.8037 Wed, 08 Apr 2015 16:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Yoga in the Orangerie: Intermediate Level]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/10/yoga-in-the-orangerieintermediate-level http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/10/yoga-in-the-orangerieintermediate-level Date: April 10, 2015

The benefits of yoga are well known: de-stress, get strong and flexible, and have fun!

Deepen your practice in a steady, mindful approach at the intermediate level. This class is taught by certified yoga teacher Ann Casapini in a serene, sunlit space.

The ten-class series meets on Fridays; class size limited to 12. Please bring your own mat. Registration and pre-payment required (718) 885-1461 or info@bpmm.org.

Start time: 7:00 am

End time: 8:15 am

Contact phone: (718) 885-1461

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2015-04-10 2015-04-10 7:00 am 8:15 am 40.8719, -73.8055 Thu, 05 Mar 2015 18:00:07 EST
<![CDATA[Master Story Tellers Exhbition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/10/master-story-tellers-exhbition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/10/master-story-tellers-exhbition Date: April 10, 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 2015-04-10 2015-04-10 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[Yoga in the Orangerie: Gentle Level One]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/10/yoga-in-the-orangeriegentle-level-one http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/10/yoga-in-the-orangeriegentle-level-one Date: April 10, 2015

The benefits of yoga are well known: de-stress, get strong and flexible, and have fun!

Deepen your practice in a steady, mindful approach and learn the basics of yoga in this beginner class.

This class is taught by certified yoga teacher Ann Casapini in a serene, sunlit space. The ten-class series meets on Fridays; class size limited to 12. Please bring your own mat. Registration and pre-payment is required at (718) 885.1461 or info@bpmm.org.

Start time: 8:45 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 885-1461

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2015-04-10 2015-04-10 8:45 am 10:00 am 40.8719, -73.8055 Thu, 05 Mar 2015 18:00:07 EST
<![CDATA[Art Exhibit: Conserving Our City of Nature: The Artwork of Alan Messer]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/10/exhibition-conserving-our-city-of-nature-the-artwork-of-alan-messer http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/10/exhibition-conserving-our-city-of-nature-the-artwork-of-alan-messer Date: April 10, 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 2015-04-10 2015-04-10 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/2015/04/10/art-in-the-garden-paul-lin-botanical-therapeutic-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/10/art-in-the-garden-paul-lin-botanical-therapeutic-art Date: April 10, 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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2015-04-10 2015-04-10 9:00 am 4:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Mon, 15 Dec 2014 18:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Put A Poem in Your Pocket]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/10/put-a-poem-in-your-pocket http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/10/put-a-poem-in-your-pocket Date: April 10, 2015

April is poetry month. Bring a poem in your pocket to read. If you do not have a poem, you may pick one from a grab bag. For kids, teens and adults.

Start time: 9:00 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 2015-04-10 2015-04-10 9:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 26 Mar 2015 16:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Fish Passage Ribbon Cutting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/10/fish-passage-ribbon-cutting http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/10/fish-passage-ribbon-cutting Date: April 10, 2015

Join us in celebrating the opening of the very first passage on the Bronx River on its most downstream dam. This dam is one of the oldest on the river and was built in the 1600's to power a grist mill. It currently separates the freshwater portion of the river, from its brackish, or tidal, waters. The fish passage will allow two species, collectively known as river herring, alewife and blueback herring, to swim over the East 182nd Street Dam to access 12 acres of spawning and rearing habitat. This fish passage is the first of three planned on the Bronx River within NYC.

The River Park Fish Passage will help to establish a sustainable river herring population on the Bronx River, attract and provide more food for native wildlife, contribute to regional efforts to protect river herring by expanding access to habitat, and maximize the ecological health and value of the Bronx River. This fish passage is a part of on-going efforts to improve the Bronx River and restore NYC’s coastal ecosystem.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: 180th Street & Boston Road (in Bronx Park)

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X002 Bronx Park 2015-04-10 2015-04-10 10:00 am 40.8426, -73.8782 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5523f5a6d770a.jpg Tue, 07 Apr 2015 12:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[The Orchid Show: Chandeliers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/10/the-orchid-show-chandeliers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/10/the-orchid-show-chandeliers Date: April 10, 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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2015-04-10 2015-04-10 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.8597, -73.8806 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54d10e3534a82.jpg Wed, 18 Mar 2015 12:00:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids Week Manhattan: All About Conservation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/10/kids-week-manhattan http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/10/kids-week-manhattan Date: April 10, 2015

The kids are out of school, now get them out of the house. Head to the park and join Urban Park Rangers Free "Kids Week" programs. Immerse your kids, and yourself in the natural world. Appropriate for ages 12 and under.

Learn all about conservation. Do you recycle? Are you an environmental steward? Learn what you can do to help your local park and the natural world and become a Conservation Ranger.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-04-10 2015-04-10 10:00 am 40.7971, -73.9515 Thu, 26 Mar 2015 17:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Monster Marionettes]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/10/monster-marionettes http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/10/monster-marionettes Date: April 10, 2015

This second hand cool craft will turn your creativity loose! Using plastic bags, Mylar balloons, and other reused or repurposed materials, create a plastic puppet like none other. After our creations are complete, we will practice using our puppets and possibly even perform a puppet show or skit in honor of the greenest month.

Program is suitable for ages 7 and up, and takes place at the Greenbelt Nature Center.

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 2015-04-10 2015-04-10 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.5884, -74.1391 Tue, 31 Mar 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Tai Chi Class for Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/10/tai-chiadults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/10/tai-chiadults Date: April 10, 2015

Learn the correct Tai Chi walk, movement and breathing techniques for health, balance and well-being.

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 2015-04-10 2015-04-10 11:30 am 12:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:18 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/10/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/10/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour Date: April 10, 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 2015-04-10 2015-04-10 12:00 pm 12:45 pm 40.7655, -73.9722 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54f4c41408d16.jpg Thu, 05 Mar 2015 17:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Spring Break at Prospect Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/10/spring-break http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/10/spring-break Date: April 10, 2015

Join the Prospect Park Alliance during Spring Break for family-friendly activities at the Prospect Park Audubon Center, Lefferts Historic House and the Carousel.

Nature Exploration
Prospect Park Audubon Center, Free

  • Blooming Naturalist, 1 pm
    So you think you are a naturalist? Join Alliance educators to make your own nature journal, learning how to use binoculars and field guides.
  • Nature on the Go! 3 pm
    An Alliance naturalist will lead children and families to areas near the Audubon Center, where you can learn about the nature that is all around us and participate in a citizen science project.
  • Animal Encounter, 4 pm
    Curious as to how “Snappy” the turtle got her name? Want to watch the snake gobble up a mouse? Join Alliance naturalists to meet the animals in the Audubon Center’s collection. Learn what it takes to care for these amazing creatures and assist in an actual feeding.

Spring Sprouts, 2–4 pm
Lefferts Historic House, $3 suggested donation

It's time for spring planting! Join the Alliance at Lefferts Historic House where you can make a small pot out of newspaper, fill it with soil and plant an herb seed to take home.

Carousel Rides, 12-5 pm
Children’s Corner, $2 per ride, $9 for a book of 5 tickets, free with Alliance Family Plus membership

Celebrate the start of spring with a first ride of the year on the Park’s beloved 1912 carousel. Join the Alliance at the $125 level and your family (up to 4 people) will receive unlimited rides on the Carousel for a full year!

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-04-10 2015-04-10 12:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654; 40.6643, -73.9639; 40.6637, -73.9642 Fri, 06 Mar 2015 17:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Cardio Toning]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/10/shape-up-nyc-cardio-toning http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/10/shape-up-nyc-cardio-toning Date: April 10, 2015

An exercise class focusing on your core through a combination of strength, balance and toning exercises that raise the heart rate to burn calories and strengthen the cardio-respiratory system. Workout mat recommended.

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 2015-04-10 2015-04-10 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:14 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/10/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/10/bryant-park-juggling Date: April 10, 2015

Test your coordination and dexterity with free juggling lessons in the park. All skill levels are welcome to join in the fun. Equipment is provided.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 42nd Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-04-10 2015-04-10 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7543, -73.9834 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551c3ca583ca1.jpg Fri, 03 Apr 2015 16:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Tartan Week Lunchtime Concerts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/10/tartan-week-lunchtime-concerts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/10/tartan-week-lunchtime-concerts Date: April 10, 2015

The American Scottish Foundation brings a bit of Scotland to the park with a series of lunchtime musical and cultural performances to celebrate Tartan Week. Bring your kilts and swing on by!

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-04-10 2015-04-10 12:30 pm 1:30 pm 40.7541, -73.9845 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551476c591aae.jpg Fri, 27 Mar 2015 18:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Conference House Opens for Spring]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/10/conference-house-opens-for-spring http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/10/conference-house-opens-for-spring Date: April 10, 2015

We are open for spring this weekend!

Starting Friday, April 10, 2015, guided tours are available every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 1 p.m. - 4p.m. for the rest of the year!

Stop by the Visitors Center to see what's happening around Conference House Park.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 984-6046

Location: Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2015-04-10 2015-04-10 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.502, -74.2514 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551ef5cf5973b.jpg Thu, 09 Apr 2015 12:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Spring Holiday Tennis Program]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/10/spring-holiday-tennis-program http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/10/spring-holiday-tennis-program Date: April 10, 2015

The Prospect Park Tennis Center offers intensive group instruction for adults and children of all levels of experience. The accomplished staff of tennis professionals give players personal attention while they acquire game fundamentals and increase their skill level. Players must register in advance.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Prospect Park Tennis Center (in Parade Ground)

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B068 Parade Ground 2015-04-10 2015-04-10 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6512, -73.9701 Fri, 27 Feb 2015 18:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Adapted Swim Program for People with Disabilities at Roy Wilkins Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/10/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities4 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/10/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities4 Date: April 10, 2015

The Adapted Aquatics program offers aquatic exercise therapy that ranges from gentle water walking to aerobic-type exercise which improves range of motion, flexibility, mobility, 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: Roy Wilkins Recreation Center

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Q448 Roy Wilkins Recreation Center 2015-04-10 2015-04-10 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.6881, -73.7701 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:21 EST
<![CDATA[Kids Week Bronx: Birding]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/10/kids-week-bronx http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/10/kids-week-bronx Date: April 10, 2015

The kids are out of school, now get them out of the house. Head to the park and join Urban Park Rangers Free "Kids Week" programs. Immerse your kids, and yourself in the natural world. Appropriate for ages 12 and under.

Today's topic is birding. Whether you are a beginner or a long time birdwatcher, spring migration is always an energetic time to explore the parks and observe our avian friends.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 548-0912

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2015-04-10 2015-04-10 1:00 pm 40.8911, -73.894 Thu, 26 Mar 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids Week Brooklyn: Eco Scavenger Hunt]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/10/kids-week-brooklyn http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/10/kids-week-brooklyn Date: April 10, 2015

The kids are out of school, now get them out of the house. Head to the park and join Urban Park Rangers Free "Kids Week" programs. Immerse your kids, and yourself in the natural world. Appropriate for ages 12 and under.

Today go on an eco scavenger hunt with the Rangers. Can you find the herring gull, or spot a sumac? Enjoy exploring the trails of Marine Park while searching for the items on the hunt list.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Salt Marsh Nature Center (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2015-04-10 2015-04-10 1:00 pm 40.6047, -73.9298 Thu, 26 Mar 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids Week Queens: Urban Wildlife]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/10/kids-week-queens-urban-wildlife http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/10/kids-week-queens-urban-wildlife Date: April 10, 2015

The kids are out of school, now get them out of the house. Head to the park and join Urban Park Rangers Free "Kids Week" programs. Immerse your kids and yourself in the natural world. Program is appropriate for ages 12 and under.

Today is all about urban wildlife. Did you know NYC is home to more than just rats and squirrels? Learn all about the fascinating wildlife we share our parks with.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Unisphere (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2015-04-10 2015-04-10 1:00 pm 40.7464, -73.845 Thu, 26 Mar 2015 17:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids Week Staten Island: Orienteering for Kids]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/10/kids-week-staten-island http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/10/kids-week-staten-island Date: April 10, 2015

The kids are out of school, now get them out of the house. Head to the park and join Urban Park Ranger's Free Kids Week programs. Immerse your kids, and yourself, in the natural world. Appropriate for ages 12 and under.

Today's topic is orienteering for kids. Practice your map reading skills and prepare to explore the park.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

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

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R119 Blue Heron Park 2015-04-10 2015-04-10 1:00 pm 40.5309, -74.1778 Thu, 26 Mar 2015 17:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Creative Writing Short Stories Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/10/creative-writing-short-stories-fictionnon-fictionadults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/10/creative-writing-short-stories-fictionnon-fictionadults Date: April 10, 2015

Take this introduction to short story writing. Learn about plot, conflict, resolution with a published writer.

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 2015-04-10 2015-04-10 1:30 pm 3:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Kids Week Manhattan: All About Conservation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/10/kids-week-manhattan1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/10/kids-week-manhattan1 Date: April 10, 2015

The kids are out of school, now get them out of the house. Head to the park and join Urban Park Rangers Free "Kids Week" programs. Immerse your kids, and yourself in the natural world. Appropriate for ages 12 and under.

Learn all about conservation. Do you recycle? Are you an environmental steward? Learn what you can do to help your local park and the natural world and become a Conservation Ranger.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Payson Center (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2015-04-10 2015-04-10 2:00 pm 40.8672, -73.9289 Thu, 26 Mar 2015 17:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Adapted Swim Program for People with Disabilities at Hansborough Pool & Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/10/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/10/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities1 Date: April 10, 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: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

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

Location: Hansborough Pool & Recreation Center (in Hansborough Recreation Center)

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M131 Hansborough Recreation Center 2015-04-10 2015-04-10 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.8128, -73.9393 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:19 EST
<![CDATA[Adapted Swim Program for People with Disabilities at Metropolitan Pool & Fitness Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/10/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/10/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities2 Date: April 10, 2015

The Adapted Aquatics program offers aquatic exercise therapy that ranges from gentle water walking to aerobic-type exercise which improves range of motion, flexibility, mobility, 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: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

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

Location: Metropolitan Pool & Fitness Center (in Metropolitan Recreation Center)

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B085 Metropolitan Recreation Center 2015-04-10 2015-04-10 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.715, -73.9603 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:20 EST
<![CDATA[Seasonal Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/10/seasonal-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/10/seasonal-crafts Date: April 10, 2015

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-04-10 2015-04-10 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 26 Mar 2015 17:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Adapted Swim Program for People with Disabilities at Asser Levy Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/10/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/10/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities Date: April 10, 2015

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

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

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

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

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M164 Asser Levy Playground 2015-04-10 2015-04-10 3:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7361, -73.9757 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:17 EST
<![CDATA[Adapted Swim Program for People with Disabilities at St. Mary's Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/10/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/10/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities3 Date: April 10, 2015

The Adapted Aquatics program offers aquatic exercise therapy that ranges from gentle water walking to aerobic-type exercise which improves range of motion, flexibility, mobility, 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: 3:45 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

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

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

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2015-04-10 2015-04-10 3:45 pm 5:00 pm 40.8108, -73.9147 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:20 EST
<![CDATA[Free Adapted Swim Program for People with Disabilities at Flushing Meadows Corona Park Aquatics Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/10/free-adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/10/free-adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities Date: April 10, 2015

The Adapted Aquatics program offers aquatic exercise therapy that ranges from gentle water walking to aerobic-type exercise whichimproves range of motion, flexibility, mobility, muscle tone, coordination, focis and strength, it also focuses on becoming comfortable in the water and learning basic swimming and safety skills.

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

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

Location: Flushing Meadows Corona Park Aquatics Center

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2015-04-10 2015-04-10 5:30 pm 6:30 pm 40.7516, -73.8372 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:39 EST
<![CDATA[Anima: A Cabinet of Wonders]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/10/anima-a-cabinet-of-wonders http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/10/anima-a-cabinet-of-wonders Date: April 10, 2015

Anima features soprano Beth Anne Hatton, Baroque violinist Vita Wallace, viola da gambist and lirone player Motomi Igarashi, and harpist Christa Patton. The group specializes in music for small ensemble and voice from the Baroque and late Renaissance, played on period instruments.

This program will feature pieces from the Netherlands, England, Spain, and Italy.

Visit kingmanor.org/events/concert.php for more details and to purchase tickets:

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 206-0545 x13

Location: King Manor Museum (in Rufus King Park)

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Q023 Rufus King Park 2015-04-10 2015-04-10 6:00 pm 7:30 pm 40.703, -73.8037 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54f2141f1d447.jpg Thu, 05 Mar 2015 18:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Greenmarket at Grand Army Plaza]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/11/greenmarket-at-grand-army-plaza http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/11/greenmarket-at-grand-army-plaza Date: April 11, 2015

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Grand Army Plaza

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B040 Grand Army Plaza 2015-04-11 2015-04-11 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.6735, -73.9701 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:07 EST
<![CDATA[Van Cortlandt Track Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/11/van-cortlandt-track-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/11/van-cortlandt-track-club Date: April 11, 2015

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

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Van Cortlandt Stadium (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2015-04-11 2015-04-11 8:00 am 40.888, -73.8968 Thu, 26 Feb 2015 18:00:31 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Mind Body Fusion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/11/shape-up-nyc-mind-body-fusion http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/11/shape-up-nyc-mind-body-fusion Date: April 11, 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: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 227-1403

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2015-04-11 2015-04-11 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.5026, -74.2518 Tue, 24 Mar 2015 16:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[ESL Beginners Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/11/esl-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/11/esl-class Date: April 11, 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 2015-04-11 2015-04-11 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 12 Feb 2015 17:00:09 EST
<![CDATA[Master Story Tellers Exhbition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/11/master-story-tellers-exhbition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/11/master-story-tellers-exhbition Date: April 11, 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 2015-04-11 2015-04-11 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[It's My Park at Conference House Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/11/its-my-park-at-conference-house-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/11/its-my-park-at-conference-house-park Date: April 11, 2015

This It’s My Park season, volunteer with Big City Bait & Tackle and the Fisherman’s Conservation Association to help clean up along the shorelines of Conference House Park.

We look forward to a great day of cleaning up the beach!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 880-9253

Location: Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2015-04-11 2015-04-11 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.5026, -74.2518 Thu, 02 Apr 2015 17:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Art In the Garden: Paul Lin & Botanical Therapeutic Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/11/art-in-the-garden-paul-lin-botanical-therapeutic-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/11/art-in-the-garden-paul-lin-botanical-therapeutic-art Date: April 11, 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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2015-04-11 2015-04-11 9:00 am 4:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Mon, 15 Dec 2014 18:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Birding: Spring Migrants]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/11/birding-spring-migrants http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/11/birding-spring-migrants Date: April 11, 2015

New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife.

Our Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in the urban jungle. Birding programs are appropriate for all skills levels and beginners are welcome. Bring a pair of binoculars or ask a Ranger to borrow a pair.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

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

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2015-04-11 2015-04-11 9:00 am 40.7428, -73.7359 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/550873a102110.jpg Tue, 17 Mar 2015 15:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC Zumba]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/11/zumba http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/11/zumba Date: April 11, 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 2015-04-11 2015-04-11 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:19 EST
<![CDATA[HSBC Children’s Garden Spring Session at QBG]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/11/hsbc-childrens-garden-spring-session-at-qbg http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/11/hsbc-childrens-garden-spring-session-at-qbg Date: April 11, 2015

The HSBC Children’s Garden at Queens Botanical Garden offers hands-on discovery for ages 5-12. Children’s imaginations and knowledge blossom as they plant and harvest vegetables and flowers, visit the Bee garden, and more.

This program takes place on Saturdays from April 11 to June 20 (except May 23). Children must be 5 years old by June 30, 2015.

Registration required by email at education@queensbotanical.org.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-04-11 2015-04-11 9:30 am 12:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54d3b031016c2.jpg Thu, 05 Mar 2015 18:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Partnerships for Parks 2015 Conference]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/11/partnerships-for-parks-2015-conference http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/11/partnerships-for-parks-2015-conference Date: April 11, 2015

The Partnerships for Parks Conference provides community groups, park supporters, and open-space advocates an opportunity to unite and learn how local park stewards strengthen neighborhoods and improve the quality of life in New York City.

We are excited to share a day with park enthusiasts from all five boroughs and to share best practices, tools, and resources we have honed over our 20 years of successfully supporting community partners and transforming communities.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: NYU Law

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2015-04-11 2015-04-11 9:30 am 3:30 pm 40.7305, -73.9995 Wed, 25 Mar 2015 14:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Spring Birding]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/11/spring-birding http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/11/spring-birding Date: April 11, 2015

Join expert naturalists on a walk through the grounds of Wave Hill and discover the birds passing through the skies during this early migration season. Ages 10 and older welcome with an adult. Birders of all levels welcome! Severe weather cancels.

Registration recommended, online at www.wavehill.org or at the Perkins Visitor Center. (NYC Audubon Members enjoy two-for-one admission.) Free, and admission to the grounds is free until noon.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-04-11 2015-04-11 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.8991, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551aaa9f31410.jpg Tue, 31 Mar 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC Body Sculpting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/11/shape-up-nyc-body-sculpting http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/11/shape-up-nyc-body-sculpting Date: April 11, 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 2015-04-11 2015-04-11 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:13 EST
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: A Nest for Song Birds]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/11/family-art-project-a-nest-for-song-birds http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/11/family-art-project-a-nest-for-song-birds Date: April 11, 2015

Let’s welcome back our feathered friends as they return to their spring home at Wave Hill! With visiting artist and sculptor Matt Bua, collect sticks, leaves, grasses and found feathers to make a giant, outdoor bird’s nest in the woods. 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 2015-04-11 2015-04-11 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8987, -73.9125 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5522bcb724a25.jpg Mon, 06 Apr 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Birdwatching]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/11/family-birdwatching http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/11/family-birdwatching Date: April 11, 2015

Looking for a fun way to spend time with your family outdoors? Join the Prospect Park Alliance for its monthly family birdwatching tours. After learning how to use binoculars, join our naturalists to identify some of the 250 species of birds that call Prospect Park home. Please note this tour leaves promptly at 10:00 a.m.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-04-11 2015-04-11 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.6607, -73.9654 Thu, 19 Feb 2015 19:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[The Orchid Show: Chandeliers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/11/the-orchid-show-chandeliers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/11/the-orchid-show-chandeliers Date: April 11, 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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2015-04-11 2015-04-11 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.8597, -73.8806 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54d10e3534a82.jpg Wed, 18 Mar 2015 12:00:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Tai Chi Chuan]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/11/tai-chi-chuan http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/11/tai-chi-chuan Date: April 11, 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 April 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 2015-04-11 2015-04-11 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.8991, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551aa7762dbbd.jpg Tue, 31 Mar 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Opening Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/11/opening-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/11/opening-day Date: April 11, 2015

Join the Prospect Park Alliance and the Prospect Park Baseball Association to celebrate the start of the baseball and softball season.

Over 1,000 players, ages 4-18 years old, will parade down 7th Avenue, led by local marching bands and civic leaders, to the Bandshell, where ceremonial first pitches will be thrown to start the season.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: The Bandshell (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-04-11 2015-04-11 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.663, -73.9766 Mon, 06 Apr 2015 13:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[ESL Advanced Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/11/esl-advanced http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/11/esl-advanced Date: April 11, 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 2015-04-11 2015-04-11 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 19:00:08 EST
<![CDATA[Annual Shearing of the Heather Celebration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/11/annual-shearing-of-the-heather-celebration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/11/annual-shearing-of-the-heather-celebration Date: April 11, 2015

The three-acre Heather Garden is the site of our annual rite of spring – the shearing of the heather by members of the Northeast Heather Society and Heather Garden staff. Bring your instruments and join in our community parade through the Heather Garden. Come take a tour with a horticulturist, win the Heather Garden Quiz, hear bagpipes and flute. Join our Skraptacular children’s art making workshop while enjoying the garden’s spring beauty and panoramic views of the Hudson River and Palisades.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Margaret Corbin Circle (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2015-04-11 2015-04-11 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.8593, -73.9341 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5501fd5971e41.jpg Fri, 13 Mar 2015 12:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[“Greening” Spring Cleaning]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/11/greening-spring-cleaning http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/11/greening-spring-cleaning Date: April 11, 2015

Now that the spring sunshine is revealing the dirt and dust that may be hiding out in your home, it’s time for some spring cleaning! But how can we do so in a way that is best for our health and homes? Learn how to “green” your spring cleaning with some people and pet-friendly recipes that are: a snap to make (with ingredients you likely already own), that smell good, and also work hard to fight dirt, grime, drain clogs, and more! Receive recipes and select samples of products featured, and get a jump-start on your to-do list. This program is suitable for ages 16 and up and takes place at the Greenbelt Nature Center.

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 2015-04-11 2015-04-11 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.5884, -74.1391 Tue, 31 Mar 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/11/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/11/bryant-park-juggling Date: April 11, 2015

Test your coordination and dexterity with free juggling lessons in the park. All skill levels are welcome to join in the fun. Equipment is provided.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: 212-768-4242

Location: 42nd Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-04-11 2015-04-11 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.7543, -73.9834 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551c3f440bb02.jpg Fri, 03 Apr 2015 16:00:11 EDT
<![CDATA[The Art of the Park: Drawing Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/11/the-art-of-the-park-drawing-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/11/the-art-of-the-park-drawing-workshop Date: April 11, 2015

Capture the beauty and draw inspiration from the natural surroundings and environment of Conference House Park. Embrace the park's dominant topographical features: the shoreline and the forest through the art of drawing.

This introductory workshop provides basic how-to instruction along with the materials to explore and capture the varied landscape of Conference House Park. Workshop to be held outdoors – weather permitting. All skill levels welcome.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2015-04-11 2015-04-11 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.5026, -74.2518 Fri, 03 Apr 2015 16:00:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Exploration Hike (Vigorous)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/11/nature-exploration-hike-vigorous-high-rock-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/11/nature-exploration-hike-vigorous-high-rock-park Date: April 11, 2015

Hiking is the ultimate way to enjoy the outdoors and a fun way to reduce stress.

Our Urban Park Ranger hiking guides will introduce you to the hidden gems of New York City. Vigorous hikes include long distances with hills and rugged terrain. For all hiking programs we recommend wearing comfortable shoes or boots, and packing water and a light snack.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: High Rock Ranger Station (in High Rock Park)

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R088 High Rock Park 2015-04-11 2015-04-11 11:00 am 40.5794, -74.1263 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5508a0bd767fb.jpg Tue, 17 Mar 2015 18:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Tartan Week Pipe and Drums]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/11/tartan-week-pipe-and-drums http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/11/tartan-week-pipe-and-drums Date: April 11, 2015

The American Scottish Foundation brings a bit of Scotland to the park with a series of musical and cultural performances to celebrate Tartan Week. Bring your kilts and swing on by!

Performances by:

  • Lanark & District Pipe Band, Scotland
  • Pipes and Drums of the Atlantic Watch
  • Bonnie Brae Knights
  • Shamrock & Thistle Pipes & Drums of Ocean County

For more information on the American Scottish Foundation, please visit www.americanscottishfoundation.com.

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-04-11 2015-04-11 11:30 am 1:00 pm 40.7541, -73.9845 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551478f7e993a.jpg Fri, 27 Mar 2015 18:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[ESL Intermediate Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/11/esl-intermediate http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/11/esl-intermediate Date: April 11, 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 2015-04-11 2015-04-11 11:30 am 12:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 19:00:10 EST