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, 30 Jun 2015 14:30:21 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[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/31/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/03/31/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park2 Date: March 31, 2015

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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

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

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

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

- Art Exhibit March 2 - 31, 2015

- Film Screening March 28, 2015

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 387-7687

Location: Hamilton Fish Recreation Center

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

Join the Battery Conservancy as a horticulture volunteer!

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

Volunteer Description

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

Sign up is required.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Playground (in Battery Park)

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

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

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 817-8700

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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

Exercise workout focusing on abs, especially strength training your core

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 12:45 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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

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

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

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 939-0647

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

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

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

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

Hosted at Penumbra Foundation

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-4506 x10

Location: Penumbra Foundation

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

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

Start time: 7:45 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 353-7853

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

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

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 727-1135

Location: Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

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

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

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 817-8700

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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

Get in shape with dance moves while using weights.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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

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

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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

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

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 293-5934

Location: West Bronx Recreation Center

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

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

Join Shape Up NYC's free Bolly X classes.

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

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 927-1563

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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

Join the Battery Conservancy as a horticulture volunteer!

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

Volunteer Description

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

Sign up is required.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Playground (in Battery Park)

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

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

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 817-8700

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: 718 485-4633

Location: Brownsville Recreation Center (in Brownsville Playground)

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B270 Brownsville Playground 2015-04-02 2015-04-02 11:30 am 1:00 pm 40.6566, -73.902 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54fa1aab68334.jpg Wed, 01 Apr 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Belvedere's Kingdom]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/02/central-park-tour-belvederes-kingdom http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/02/central-park-tour-belvederes-kingdom Date: April 2, 2015

Completed in 1872, Belvedere Castle offers grand views of the landscape it dominates just west of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Join Central Park Conservancy guides on this tour of the area's best-loved attractions, including Belvedere Castle, the Great Lawn, Turtle Pond, and the 3,500-year-old Obelisk, commonly known as Cleopatra’s Needle.

The tour route involves moderate inclines and a few stairs. Tour starts and ends at Belvedere Castle (mid-Park at 79th Street)

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

Ticket sales are final. Tours take place rain or shine, except in extreme weather conditions (heavy rain, sustained winds of 30 mph or more, snowstorms, and a wind chill below 25 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) 772-0288

Location: Belvedere Castle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-04-02 2015-04-02 12:00 pm 1:30 pm 40.7793, -73.9691 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/530fef2612e4a.jpg Tue, 03 Mar 2015 19:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/02/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/02/bryant-park-juggling Date: April 2, 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 2015-04-02 2015-04-02 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[Learn To Draw]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/02/learn-to-draw http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/02/learn-to-draw Date: April 2, 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 2015-04-02 2015-04-02 1:30 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:23 EST
<![CDATA[Master Story Tellers Exhbition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/03/master-story-tellers-exhbition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/03/master-story-tellers-exhbition Date: April 3, 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 2015-04-03 2015-04-03 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551303695a60c.jpg Wed, 25 Mar 2015 17:00:13 EDT
<![CDATA[Art In the Garden: Paul Lin & Botanical Therapeutic Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/03/art-in-the-garden-paul-lin-botanical-therapeutic-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/03/art-in-the-garden-paul-lin-botanical-therapeutic-art Date: April 3, 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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2015-04-03 2015-04-03 9:00 am 4:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Mon, 15 Dec 2014 18:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Art Exhibit: Conserving Our City of Nature: The Artwork of Alan Messer]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/03/exhibition-conserving-our-city-of-nature-the-artwork-of-alan-messer http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/03/exhibition-conserving-our-city-of-nature-the-artwork-of-alan-messer Date: April 3, 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 2015-04-03 2015-04-03 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[The Orchid Show: Chandeliers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/03/the-orchid-show-chandeliers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/03/the-orchid-show-chandeliers Date: April 3, 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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2015-04-03 2015-04-03 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[Tai Chi Class for Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/03/tai-chiadults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/03/tai-chiadults Date: April 3, 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 2015-04-03 2015-04-03 11:30 am 12:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:18 EST
<![CDATA[Spring Break at Prospect Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/03/spring-break http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/03/spring-break Date: April 3, 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 2015-04-03 2015-04-03 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/2015/04/03/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/03/bryant-park-juggling Date: April 3, 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 2015-04-03 2015-04-03 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[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/03/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/03/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: April 3, 2015

Some of New York’s most iconic sights are found in Central Park, including the fountain at Bethesda Terrace and Bow Bridge. Join Central Park Conservancy guides for an insider’s look at the world’s greatest urban park.

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2015-04-03 2015-04-03 12:00 pm 1:30 pm 40.7691, -73.9741 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54f4c4817dbd5.jpg Thu, 05 Mar 2015 15:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Cardio Toning]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/03/shape-up-nyc-cardio-toning http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/03/shape-up-nyc-cardio-toning Date: April 3, 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 2015-04-03 2015-04-03 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:14 EST
<![CDATA[Adapted Swim Program for People with Disabilities at Roy Wilkins Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/03/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities4 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/03/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities4 Date: April 3, 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 2015-04-03 2015-04-03 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.6881, -73.7701 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:21 EST
<![CDATA[Creative Writing Short Stories Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/03/creative-writing-short-stories-fictionnon-fictionadults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/03/creative-writing-short-stories-fictionnon-fictionadults Date: April 3, 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 2015-04-03 2015-04-03 1:30 pm 3:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Adapted Swim Program for People with Disabilities at Hansborough Pool & Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/03/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/03/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities1 Date: April 3, 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 2015-04-03 2015-04-03 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/2015/04/03/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/03/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities2 Date: April 3, 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 2015-04-03 2015-04-03 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/2015/04/03/seasonal-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/03/seasonal-crafts Date: April 3, 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 2015-04-03 2015-04-03 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/2015/04/03/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/03/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities Date: April 3, 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 2015-04-03 2015-04-03 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/2015/04/03/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/03/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities3 Date: April 3, 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 2015-04-03 2015-04-03 3:45 pm 5:00 pm 40.8108, -73.9147 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:20 EST
<![CDATA[First Friday! Music & Trolley]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/03/first-friday-music-trolley http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/03/first-friday-music-trolley Date: April 3, 2015

Back by popular demand, folk group Hawthorne featuring Nat Osborn, Aimee Bayles, Karna Ray, and Stu Mahan. Enjoy the music, explore the museum, and stroll the garden; light refreshments will be available.

The trolley makes an hourly loop starting at 5:25 p.m. from the #6 Pelham Bay Park subway station to Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum to City Island.

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

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 885-1461

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2015-04-03 2015-04-03 5:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.8719, -73.8055 Thu, 05 Mar 2015 18:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Free Adapted Swim Program for People with Disabilities at Flushing Meadows Corona Park Aquatics Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/03/free-adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/03/free-adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities Date: April 3, 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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2015-04-03 2015-04-03 5:30 pm 6:30 pm 40.7516, -73.8372 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:39 EST
<![CDATA[Greenmarket at Grand Army Plaza]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/04/greenmarket-at-grand-army-plaza http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/04/greenmarket-at-grand-army-plaza Date: April 4, 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 2015-04-04 2015-04-04 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.6735, -73.9701 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[ESL Beginners Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/04/esl-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/04/esl-class Date: April 4, 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 2015-04-04 2015-04-04 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 12 Feb 2015 17:00:09 EST
<![CDATA[Scotland 10K Run]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/04/scotland-run-10k http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/04/scotland-run-10k Date: April 4, 2015

Pack your kilt and running shoes—it's time for the 12th annual Scotland Run! As part of #scotweek, you're invited to bring your tartan, dress up, and join the fun at this 10K in Central Park. You'll run to the sounds of bagpipes and a park full of cheering spectators.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: West Drive near 62nd Street (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-04-04 2015-04-04 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.7697, -73.9795 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54f097c682d96.jpg Wed, 06 May 2015 12:01:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Van Cortlandt Track Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/04/van-cortlandt-track-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/04/van-cortlandt-track-club Date: April 4, 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: 9:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Van Cortlandt Stadium (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2015-04-04 2015-04-04 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.888, -73.8968 Wed, 06 May 2015 12:02:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Master Story Tellers Exhbition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/04/master-story-tellers-exhbition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/04/master-story-tellers-exhbition Date: April 4, 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 2015-04-04 2015-04-04 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[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park (Saturdays)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/04/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park-saturdays http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/04/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park-saturdays Date: April 4, 2015

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 9:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2015-04-04 2015-04-04 8:30 am 9:30 am 40.8606, -73.9338 Tue, 05 May 2015 14:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Art In the Garden: Paul Lin & Botanical Therapeutic Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/04/art-in-the-garden-paul-lin-botanical-therapeutic-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/04/art-in-the-garden-paul-lin-botanical-therapeutic-art Date: April 4, 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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2015-04-04 2015-04-04 9:00 am 4:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Mon, 15 Dec 2014 18:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC Zumba]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/04/zumba http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/04/zumba Date: April 4, 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 2015-04-04 2015-04-04 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:19 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Mind Body Fusion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/04/shape-up-nyc-mind-body-fusion http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/04/shape-up-nyc-mind-body-fusion Date: April 4, 2015

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 227-1403

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2015-04-04 2015-04-04 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.5026, -74.2518 Wed, 13 May 2015 18:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC Body Sculpting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/04/shape-up-nyc-body-sculpting http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/04/shape-up-nyc-body-sculpting Date: April 4, 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 2015-04-04 2015-04-04 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:13 EST
<![CDATA[GreenThumb Workshop: SIPs: Sub-Irrigation Planting Systems]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/04/greenthumb-workshop-sips-subirrigation-planting-systems http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/04/greenthumb-workshop-sips-subirrigation-planting-systems Date: April 4, 2015

Learn how to build your own portable Sub-Irrigation Planting System—also known by the term “self-watering.” SIPs water from below and allow plants to absorb moisture more efficiently, which saves water and helps plants build strong root systems.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 788-8070

Location: Whole Neighborhood Garden

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2015-04-04 2015-04-04 10:00 am 12:30 pm 40.6897, -73.9549 Tue, 24 Mar 2015 19:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Tai Chi Chuan]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/04/tai-chi-chuan http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/04/tai-chi-chuan Date: April 4, 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 2015-04-04 2015-04-04 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.8991, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551aa7951f29b.jpg Tue, 31 Mar 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[The Orchid Show: Chandeliers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/04/the-orchid-show-chandeliers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/04/the-orchid-show-chandeliers Date: April 4, 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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2015-04-04 2015-04-04 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.8597, -73.8806 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54d10e3534a82.jpg Wed, 18 Mar 2015 12:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[ESL Advanced Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/04/esl-advanced http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/04/esl-advanced Date: April 4, 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 2015-04-04 2015-04-04 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 19:00:08 EST
<![CDATA[New York Road Runners Youth Running Series at the Scotland Run]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/04/nyrr-youth-running-series-at-the-scotland-run http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/04/nyrr-youth-running-series-at-the-scotland-run Date: April 4, 2015

Bagpipes, kilts, and running shoes? For the first time at theScotland Run, the New York Road Runners Youth Running Series will host an event for younger runners to take on the challenge. As part of Scot Week, bring your kids to dress up and join the fun at this 1.6-mile run in Central Park.

The event will be staged in three age groups: 7-10 years, 11-13 years, and 14-18 years. Join us for an unforgettable race!

Start time: 10:15 am

End time: 11:15 am

Contact phone:

Location: West Drive at West 67th Street (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-04-04 2015-04-04 10:15 am 11:15 am 40.7724, -73.9767 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54f0bb6bd1a34.jpg Wed, 06 May 2015 12:01:43 EDT
<![CDATA[Easter Egg Hunts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/04/easter-egg-hunts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/04/easter-egg-hunts Date: April 4, 2015

There will be three Easter Egg Hunts and over 3,500 eggs: children ages 2 to 4 at 11 a.m; ages 5 to 7 at noon; and ages 8 and up at 1 p.m.

Activities for all ages from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. include arts and crafts, face painting, and special guest the Easter Bunny.

The Marcus Garvey Park Alliance and three neighborhood churches are co-hosting this years Easter Egg Hunts with our friends from Artist & Craftsman Supply Harlem.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 797-9938

Location: Northwest lawn (in Marcus Garvey Park)

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M058 Marcus Garvey Park 2015-04-04 2015-04-04 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.8054, -73.9443 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551572b00477e.jpg Wed, 01 Apr 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Egg Hunt]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/04/egg-hunt http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/04/egg-hunt Date: April 4, 2015

Join us for a free eggstravaganza! There'll be tons of fun and games, like:

  • Egg Hunt (limited space, ages 3-11)
  • Carnival Games
  • Potato Sack Races
  • Face Painting
  • Music
  • Egg and Spoon Races
  • Arts and Crafts

The event is free and we welcome the community. The event is hosted by Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center, part of NYC Parks! For more information, please call the Recreation Center at (718) 543-8672.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 543-8672

Location: Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center (in Williamsbridge Oval)

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X104 Williamsbridge Oval 2015-04-04 2015-04-04 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.8769, -73.8765 Mon, 30 Mar 2015 11:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/04/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/04/bryant-park-juggling Date: April 4, 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 2015-04-04 2015-04-04 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[Bunny Hop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/04/bunny-hop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/04/bunny-hop Date: April 4, 2015

Bring the kids out and enjoy the day with us in Willowbrook Park (near the Carousel Ride) for our Annual Bunny Hop. Events for the day include face painting, crafts, games, and egg hunt, and much more.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 667-3545

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

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R030 Willowbrook Park 2015-04-04 2015-04-04 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.6041, -74.1614 Thu, 26 Mar 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Butterfly Exploration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/04/butterfly-exploration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/04/butterfly-exploration Date: April 4, 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. This exploration through the park will focus on butterflies. Cabbage whites, viceroys, and monarchs are just a few of the species found in New York City. Learn more about their fascinating abilities and amazing journeys.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

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

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R119 Blue Heron Park 2015-04-04 2015-04-04 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.5309, -74.1778 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55104ba3c45f4.jpg Wed, 06 May 2015 12:00:28 EDT
<![CDATA[Ready, Set, Hunt!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/04/ready-set-hunt http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/04/ready-set-hunt Date: April 4, 2015

Join Al Smith Recreation Center, an NYC Parks community center in Chinatown, for this special event! Visit for basket making, egg dying, scavenger hunt and seasonal arts and crafts. This event is free and open to all!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 285-0301

Location: Alfred E. Smith Recreation Center (in Alfred E. Smith Playground)

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M194 Alfred E. Smith Playground 2015-04-04 2015-04-04 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.7107, -73.9967 Thu, 02 Apr 2015 18:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[ESL Intermediate Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/04/esl-intermediate http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/04/esl-intermediate Date: April 4, 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 2015-04-04 2015-04-04 11:30 am 12:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 19:00:10 EST
<![CDATA[McGolrick Egg Hunt & Spring Parade]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/04/mcgolrick-egg-hunt-spring-parade http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/04/mcgolrick-egg-hunt-spring-parade Date: April 4, 2015

The 4th Annual McGolrick Egg Hunt will run as long as the thousands of eggs last. Kids will also get to meet the Easter Bunny and enjoy craft activities, face painting, and music.

This year, bring your most colorful bonnets or make one at the park for a colorful spring parade at 2 p.m.!

Proceeds will help send the promising MS 126 science students to a NASA space camp in Istanbul, Turkey this summer! Cool, right?

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (347) 559-1410

Location: Central Pavilion (in Msgr. McGolrick Park)

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B114 Msgr. McGolrick Park 2015-04-04 2015-04-04 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.7244, -73.9434 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5507121d31970.jpg Thu, 26 Mar 2015 17:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Introduction to Bird Watching]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/04/introduction-to-bird-watching http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/04/introduction-to-bird-watching Date: April 4, 2015

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

Led by the Brooklyn Bird Club.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-04-04 2015-04-04 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 Wed, 18 Mar 2015 13:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/04/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/04/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park Date: April 4, 2015

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

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

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M010 Central Park 2015-04-04 2015-04-04 12:00 pm 1:30 pm 40.7725, -73.967 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/538cbe0e4c275.jpg Tue, 03 Mar 2015 19:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Spring Break at Prospect Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/04/spring-break http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/04/spring-break Date: April 4, 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 2015-04-04 2015-04-04 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[Spring Egg-stravaganza!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/04/spring-eggstravaganza http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/04/spring-eggstravaganza Date: April 4, 2015

Join us for "egg-xellent" fun for the family! Children can take part in an egg scavenger hunt and old-fashioned games. Fllora, Queens Botanical Garden's mascot, will be making appearances so don't forget the camera.

Advanced registration is required. Please register here. A ticket is required for each participant. Ticket prices do not include Garden Admission.

Please note: No refunds. This event takes place rain or shine. Event parking rate of $10 will be in effect; discount parking vouchers are not applicable on event days. Supplies are limited to the first 750 children.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-04-04 2015-04-04 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54d135dbac184.jpg Thu, 26 Mar 2015 17:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Citizenship Classes for Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/04/citizenship-classes-for-adults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/04/citizenship-classes-for-adults Date: April 4, 2015

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

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-04-04 2015-04-04 12:30 pm 1:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 19:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Compost Crew]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/04/compost-crew http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/04/compost-crew Date: April 4, 2015

Every Saturday, the Compost Crew processes food scraps collected at the Inwood Greenmarket and organic waste recovered from New York Restoration Project's landscaping operations. Learn about the process of composting and the dynamic range of current projects in New York City while making a contribution to local waste reduction and greening efforts

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 more information about New York Restoration Project crews or to register, email volunteer@nyrp.org.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Swindler Cove (in Sherman Creek)

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M300 Sherman Creek 2015-04-04 2015-04-04 1:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.8574, -73.9216 Mon, 22 Jun 2015 16:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids Sensory Perception Hike]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/04/kids-sensory-perception-hike http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/04/kids-sensory-perception-hike Date: April 4, 2015

Urban Park Rangers connect children to nature to encourage active exploration of the natural world.

Even in an urban environment, you can experience the wonder of nature. Engage your sense of touch, smell, sight, and hearing as we explore the natural world.

While nearly all of our programs are family-friendly, this program is specifically designed for young children and families.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

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

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B032 Fort Greene Park 2015-04-04 2015-04-04 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.6922, -73.9748 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55089e5c8fa91.jpg Wed, 06 May 2015 12:01:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Track and Field Workshop for People with Disabilities]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/04/track-and-field-workshop-for-people-with-disabilities http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/04/track-and-field-workshop-for-people-with-disabilities Date: April 4, 2015

Try a push rim chair or hand cycle! Learn how to play boccia or learn how to throw the shot put and discus. Learn how blind runners run with a tether. Meet members of NYC Parks' Paralympic Sports Club. Meet Bill "Backward Bill" Reilly, a top marathon runner with Cerebral Palsy, and other members of the Achilles Track Club.

All ages and abilities are welcome! This event is free and open to the public.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Chelsea Field (in Chelsea Park)

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M011 Chelsea Park 2015-04-04 2015-04-04 1:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.7502, -74.0016 Wed, 08 Apr 2015 11:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Union Square: Crossroads of New York Walking Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/04/union-square-crossroads-of-new-york-walking-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/04/union-square-crossroads-of-new-york-walking-tour Date: April 4, 2015

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 517-1826

Location: Abraham Lincoln Statue (in Union Square Park)

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M089 Union Square Park 2015-04-04 2015-04-04 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.7363, -73.9901 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54cfe899a5d4d.jpg Tue, 14 Apr 2015 16:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Flax Planting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/04/flax-planting http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/04/flax-planting Date: April 4, 2015

Join the Prospect Park Alliance for the start of the spring season at Lefferts Historic House, and help them plant their first crop of the season by spreading flax seed and watering the garden.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-04-04 2015-04-04 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6643, -73.9639 Wed, 01 Apr 2015 11:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Paper Arts & Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/04/paper-arts-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/04/paper-arts-crafts Date: April 4, 2015

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-04-04 2015-04-04 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Tue, 06 Jan 2015 13:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Spring Sprouts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/04/spring-sprouts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/04/spring-sprouts Date: April 4, 2015

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.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-04-04 2015-04-04 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6643, -73.9639 Mon, 06 Apr 2015 13:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: North Woods]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/04/central-park-tour-north-woods http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/04/central-park-tour-north-woods Date: April 4, 2015

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2015-04-04 2015-04-04 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.7968, -73.9515 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54f0d48bd4d01.jpg Tue, 03 Mar 2015 19:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Remembering Yesterday: Queens and Its World's Fairs]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/04/remembering-yesterday-queens-and-its-worlds-fairs http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/04/remembering-yesterday-queens-and-its-worlds-fairs Date: April 4, 2015

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

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

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 939-0647

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

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Q022 Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech 2015-04-04 2015-04-04 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.7637, -73.824 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/539f45af106a7.jpg Fri, 17 Apr 2015 17:00:12 EDT
<![CDATA[Ranger's Choice: Fort Tour by Candlelight]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/04/rangers-choice-fort-tour-by-candlelight http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/04/rangers-choice-fort-tour-by-candlelight Date: April 4, 2015

NYC Parks' bright and talented Urban Park Rangers are what make our Weekend Adventure programs so amazing.

A pristine stretch surrounding a preserved Civil War fortress, Fort Totten Park provides a fascinating glimpse in New York's past. To register, visit www.nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Wednesday, March 25th.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

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

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Q458 Fort Totten Park 2015-04-04 2015-04-04 8:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.7952, -73.7784 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55089ea689690.JPG Wed, 06 May 2015 12:01:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Early Morning Birdwalk: Changing Seasons, Changing Birds]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/05/early-morning-birdwalk-changing-seasons-changing-birds http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/05/early-morning-birdwalk-changing-seasons-changing-birds Date: April 5, 2015

Join the Prospect Park Alliance to welcome the earliest migrants of the year, and also say goodbye to some of our winter residents. Please note this tour leaves promptly at 8 am. Led by the Brooklyn Bird Club.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-04-05 2015-04-05 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.6607, -73.9654 Fri, 20 Feb 2015 18:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Art In the Garden: Paul Lin & Botanical Therapeutic Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/05/art-in-the-garden-paul-lin-botanical-therapeutic-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/05/art-in-the-garden-paul-lin-botanical-therapeutic-art Date: April 5, 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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2015-04-05 2015-04-05 9:00 am 4:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Mon, 15 Dec 2014 18:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park: North Woods Discovery Walk for Families]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/05/central-park-discovery-walk-for-families http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/05/central-park-discovery-walk-for-families Date: April 5, 2015

Bring your family for a guided Discovery Walk through Central Park's North Woods and learn together through hands-on exploration led by Central Park Conservancy educators and Discovery Guides.

Families only; Ages 5+. Maximum of three children per parent or guardian. No groups, please. Space is limited; pre-registration required. Please arrive at the Charles A. Dana Discovery Center 15 minutes before the start of the Discovery Walk to allow time for check in and to pick up Discovery Kits.

Programs take place rain or shine, except in extreme weather conditions.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2015-04-05 2015-04-05 10:00 am 11:30 pm 40.7968, -73.9515 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54f9f91abaaa8.jpg Thu, 26 Mar 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Hatha Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/05/hatha-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/05/hatha-yoga Date: April 5, 2015

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:15 am

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-04-05 2015-04-05 10:00 am 11:15 am 40.8991, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551aa857ca49a.jpg Tue, 31 Mar 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[The Orchid Show: Chandeliers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/05/the-orchid-show-chandeliers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/05/the-orchid-show-chandeliers Date: April 5, 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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2015-04-05 2015-04-05 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[Youth Wheelchair Basketball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/05/youth-wheelchair-basketball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/05/youth-wheelchair-basketball Date: April 5, 2015

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 255-3705

Location: Chelsea Recreation Center

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M260 Chelsea Recreation Center 2015-04-05 2015-04-05 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.7483, -74.0022 Thu, 26 Mar 2015 17:00:07 EDT