NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2015 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://www.nycgovparks.org/sub_things_to_do/upcoming_events/events_search.php NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Sat, 25 Apr 2015 07:22:39 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[Art in the Garden: Nature & Science in Dialogue]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/14/art-in-the-garden-nature-science-in-dialogue http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/14/art-in-the-garden-nature-science-in-dialogue Date: May 14, 2015

Artist Emily Barnett's exhibit of recent collages and installations integrates themes of nature and science using a vocabulary of forms including quantum corrals (an iconic scientific image of individual atoms manipulated with a scanning tunneling microscope), snake skeletons, nests and constellations.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-05-14 2015-05-14 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55316a4e7ba86.jpg Fri, 17 Apr 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Master Story Tellers Exhbition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/14/master-story-tellers-exhbition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/14/master-story-tellers-exhbition Date: May 14, 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 2015-05-14 2015-05-14 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551303695a60c.jpg Wed, 25 Mar 2015 17:00:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Fitness Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/14/fitness-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/14/fitness-walk Date: May 14, 2015

Join this free fitness walking program along the beautiful Joe Michaels Mile, adjacent to Little Neck Bay.

Adults only.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 352-4793 ext. 302

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

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Q012 Crocheron Park 2015-05-14 2015-05-14 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.7888, -73.7821 Wed, 04 Mar 2015 18:00:07 EST
<![CDATA[Exhibition: Mariella Bisson: Sunlight, Water and Gravity]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/14/exhibition-mariella-bisson-sunlight-water-and-gravity http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/14/exhibition-mariella-bisson-sunlight-water-and-gravity Date: May 14, 2015

Mariella Bisson’s large-scale, mixed media paintings of picturesque waterfalls in upstate New York are coupled with her preparatory drawings and watercolors in Sunlight, Water and Gravity. Her paintings, created with hundreds of pieces of layered paper, teeter on the edge of abstraction and representation. The overlapping paper replicates the texture of rushing water and rock strata. Motion, gravity, and the endlessness of geological time are as much the subject of Bisson’s paintings as the actual waterfalls.

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 2015-05-14 2015-05-14 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/553526dd9d9c9.jpg Tue, 21 Apr 2015 16:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Join The Battery Conservancy as a Horticulture Volunteer!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/14/join-the-battery-conservancy-as-a-horticulture-volunteer http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/14/join-the-battery-conservancy-as-a-horticulture-volunteer Date: May 14, 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 2015-05-14 2015-05-14 9:30 am 12:00 pm 40.7029, -74.0157 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5511a3d5f11e0.jpg Fri, 03 Apr 2015 15:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/14/summer-sports-experience http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/14/summer-sports-experience Date: May 14, 2015

Pitch, shoot and score with NYC Parks! Summer Sports Experience welcomes kids to join this free program focused on developing sports skills. Kids will play a variety of sports each day, and can come every session, or just once. Take your pick! The program is available in all five boroughs, so find the one nearest you.

To get started, please register by email with Brooklyn Borough Coordinator Manny Accimeus (click here to email him). See you there!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 972-2135

Location: Sunset Park Recreation Center (in Sunset Park)

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B087 Sunset Park 2015-05-14 2015-05-14 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.648, -74.0037 Fri, 24 Apr 2015 19:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Resiliency and Elements Art Exhibit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/14/resiliency-and-elements http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/14/resiliency-and-elements Date: May 14, 2015

The Lenape Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition featuring an amalgam of works by Staten Island artists and natural infrastructure projects implemented to make New York City more storm resilient and sustainable.

The opening reception will be held Thursday, April 16 from 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

Location: Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2015-05-14 2015-05-14 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.5026, -74.2518 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551835104e9c8.jpeg Wed, 08 Apr 2015 16:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Stretching, Toning, Relaxation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/14/stretching-toning-relaxation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/14/stretching-toning-relaxation Date: May 14, 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 2015-05-14 2015-05-14 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:48 EST
<![CDATA[It's My Park at McLaughlin Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/14/its-my-park-at-mclaughlin-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/14/its-my-park-at-mclaughlin-park Date: May 14, 2015

This It's My Park season, the GreenWorks Team will be caring for the McLaughlin Park garden beds. Please note that volunteer registration for this site is full.

Start time: 10:15 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 272-8453

Location: McLaughlin Park

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B061 McLaughlin Park 2015-05-14 2015-05-14 10:15 am 1:00 pm 40.6965, -73.9861 Fri, 24 Apr 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[30th Anniversary Alice Austen Open House]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/14/30th-anniversary-open-house http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/14/30th-anniversary-open-house Date: May 14, 2015

Celebrate 30 years of the museum being open to the public with free tours and late hours.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-4506 x10

Location: Alice Austen House Museum (in Alice Austen Park)

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R117 Alice Austen Park 2015-05-14 2015-05-14 11:00 am 8:00 pm 40.6146, -74.0631 Fri, 03 Apr 2015 17:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: North Woods]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/14/central-park-tour-north-woods http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/14/central-park-tour-north-woods Date: May 14, 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: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2015-05-14 2015-05-14 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.7968, -73.9515 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5522d3f773fa5.jpg Tue, 07 Apr 2015 18:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Thursday Evening Hours at the Merchant’s House Museum]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/14/thursday-evening-hours-at-the-merchants-house-museum http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/14/thursday-evening-hours-at-the-merchants-house-museum Date: May 14, 2015

Beginning May 7, 2015, the Merchant’s House Museum and Garden will be open to the public for tours on Thursday evenings until 8 p.m. A guided tour, included with Museum admission, will be offered at 6:30 p.m.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 777-1089

Location: Merchant's House Museum

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M318 Merchant's House Museum 2015-05-14 2015-05-14 12:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.7277, -73.9923 Fri, 17 Apr 2015 18:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/14/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/14/bryant-park-juggling Date: May 14, 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 2015-05-14 2015-05-14 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7543, -73.9834 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551c3ca583ca1.jpg Fri, 03 Apr 2015 16:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Exploration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/14/nature-exploration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/14/nature-exploration Date: May 14, 2015

Join the Prospect Park Alliance for nature education programs at the Prospect Park Audubon Center, the first urban Audubon Center in the nation.

  • Discovery Pack, 12–4 pm
    The Prospect Park Alliance invites you to get inspired by nature with our new Discovery Packs, a ready-to-go kits filled with nature activities for families. In April, play Habitat Bingo, search for birds and design a home for one of the Park's many living things. In May, monitor the development of plants that supply food and shelter for birds in Prospect Park.
  • Bird Nerds Game Hour, 2 pm
    Test your knowledge of birds in this fun, mildly competitive hour of puzzles, Bingo, card games, and more!
  • 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 in learning more about the animals in the Audubon Center’s collection and even assist in an actual feeding.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-05-14 2015-05-14 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 Mon, 09 Mar 2015 19:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Yoga At Morris-Jumel Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/14/yoga-at-morrisjumel http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/14/yoga-at-morrisjumel Date: May 14, 2015

Awesome Asana Yoga is an hour-long exercise in body stretching and mind cleansing taught by registered yoga teacher Chelsea Best. As Chelsea says, “Awesome Asana offers a unique yogic journey, linking breath with movement in a meditative Vinyasa Flow class style designed to awaken the spirit and bring the body and mind back to a place of peace.” The class is Open Level Vinyasa, and is moderately challenging.

MJM’s Awesome Asana is part of Chelsea’s “Localize Yoga” project, which aims to make yoga affordable and accessible – to present it “as a possibility, rather than as a luxury” – to the denizens of upper Manhattan. The class is $5, and mats, should you need one, are provided.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 923-8008

Location: Morris-Jumel Mansion (in Roger Morris Park)

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M073 Roger Morris Park 2015-05-14 2015-05-14 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.8345, -73.9385 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55301789374c7.jpg Thu, 16 Apr 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Learn To Draw]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/14/learn-to-draw http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/14/learn-to-draw Date: May 14, 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 2015-05-14 2015-05-14 1:30 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:23 EST
<![CDATA[Garden Crew]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/14/garden-crew http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/14/garden-crew Date: May 14, 2015

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

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

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Sherman Creek Park (in Sherman Creek)

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M300 Sherman Creek 2015-05-14 2015-05-14 4:00 pm 6:30 pm 40.8611, -73.918 Fri, 03 Apr 2015 16:00:16 EDT
<![CDATA[GreenThumb Workshop: Teaching in the Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/14/greenthumb-workshop-teaching-in-the-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/14/greenthumb-workshop-teaching-in-the-garden Date: May 14, 2015

Navigate the fun, but often challenging world of teaching kids in the garden. We will go over proper garden behavior and stewardship practices with hands-on demonstrations. We also hope to offer strategies that will allow you to get work done in the garden while still executing a successful lesson plan.

Start time: 4:30 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 788-8070

Location: Joe Holzka Community Garden

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2015-05-14 2015-05-14 4:30 pm 6:30 pm 40.6345, -74.1217 Tue, 21 Apr 2015 18:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Birding Tours of Bryant Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/14/birding-tours-of-bryant-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/14/birding-tours-of-bryant-park Date: May 14, 2015

Discover the birds that call Bryant Park home, as well as those that may stop by during migration. A surprising diversity of avian visitors drop in, even in the heart of midtown. Sightings could include warblers, tanagers, vireos, thrushes, even an American woodcock!

Presented in partnership with New York City Audubon.

Follow our sightings virtually on the Bryant Park Blog.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-05-14 2015-05-14 5:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551c593df1141.jpg Fri, 03 Apr 2015 16:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[City Chicken Institute: How to Build an Auto Waterer]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/14/city-chicken-institute-how-to-build-an-auto-waterer http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/14/city-chicken-institute-how-to-build-an-auto-waterer Date: May 14, 2015

You can raise chickens in New York City! Visit a live chicken coop and learn about the benefits of raising your own flock in an urban setting. There are workshops that are suitable for all levels of experience.

Workshops may include hands-on components, so please come in appropriate attire. You will be provided with all necessary tools and gloves.

Garden gates open at 5:30 p.m., the workshop begins at 6 p.m.

For more informaiton and updates visit our Meet Up.com page

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 333-2552

Location: Imani Community Garden

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2015-05-14 2015-05-14 5:30 pm 7:00 pm 40.6762, -73.9329 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/553123482e22e.jpg Tue, 21 Apr 2015 18:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Night Lights at Wave Hill]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/14/night-lights-at-wave-hill http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/14/night-lights-at-wave-hill Date: May 14, 2015

Wave Hill’s 50th anniversary festivities reach a crescendo this spring with a month-long celebration, when, for the first time in Wave Hill’s history, visitors will be invited to attend in the evening to enjoy the garden landscape at a time of day and during a season when it is normally closed to the public. Take in The Lightening: a Project for Wave Hill’s Aquatic Garden, an immersive, plein-air installation by acclaimed artist by Chris Doyle, with music by composer Jeremy Turner, recorded by the Brooklyn Youth Chorus. Stop by Glyndor Gallery to see Chris Doyle: Landscape Fictions. Visit The Shop, The Café and the Marco Polo Stufano Conservatory, and enjoy informal piano performances in Wave Hill House. This evening’s pianist is Greg Kallor.

Shown here: Chris Doyle, The Lightening, 2015, still from digital animation.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-549-3200

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-05-14 2015-05-14 6:30 pm 9:30 pm 40.8987, -73.9125 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5522c0b09b446.jpg Thu, 23 Apr 2015 15:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Yoga in the Orangerie: Intermediate Level]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/15/yoga-in-the-orangerieintermediate-level http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/15/yoga-in-the-orangerieintermediate-level Date: May 15, 2015

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

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

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

Start time: 7:00 am

End time: 8:15 am

Contact phone: (718) 885-1461

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2015-05-15 2015-05-15 7:00 am 8:15 am 40.8719, -73.8055 Thu, 05 Mar 2015 18:00:08 EST
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: Nature & Science in Dialogue]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/15/art-in-the-garden-nature-science-in-dialogue http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/15/art-in-the-garden-nature-science-in-dialogue Date: May 15, 2015

Artist Emily Barnett's exhibit of recent collages and installations integrates themes of nature and science using a vocabulary of forms including quantum corrals (an iconic scientific image of individual atoms manipulated with a scanning tunneling microscope), snake skeletons, nests and constellations.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-05-15 2015-05-15 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55316a4e7ba86.jpg Fri, 17 Apr 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Master Story Tellers Exhbition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/15/master-story-tellers-exhbition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/15/master-story-tellers-exhbition Date: May 15, 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 2015-05-15 2015-05-15 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551303695a60c.jpg Wed, 25 Mar 2015 17:00:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Yoga in the Orangerie: Gentle Level One]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/15/yoga-in-the-orangeriegentle-level-one http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/15/yoga-in-the-orangeriegentle-level-one Date: May 15, 2015

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

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

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

Start time: 8:45 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 885-1461

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2015-05-15 2015-05-15 8:45 am 10:00 am 40.8719, -73.8055 Thu, 05 Mar 2015 18:00:07 EST
<![CDATA[Spring Planting in Westerleigh Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/15/spring-planting-in-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/15/spring-planting-in-the-park Date: May 15, 2015

Join us as we will be planting flowers in Westerleigh Park. The flowers will go around the tree pits on the outside/inside of the park. We supply everything, gloves, bags and shovels. Coffee, juice and donuts will get you moving. Come on down.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 442-0336

Location: Westerleigh Park

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R029 Westerleigh Park 2015-05-15 2015-05-15 9:00 am 3:00 pm 40.6198, -74.1345 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/552f0cfa60514.jpg Tue, 21 Apr 2015 18:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition: Mariella Bisson: Sunlight, Water and Gravity]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/15/exhibition-mariella-bisson-sunlight-water-and-gravity http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/15/exhibition-mariella-bisson-sunlight-water-and-gravity Date: May 15, 2015

Mariella Bisson’s large-scale, mixed media paintings of picturesque waterfalls in upstate New York are coupled with her preparatory drawings and watercolors in Sunlight, Water and Gravity. Her paintings, created with hundreds of pieces of layered paper, teeter on the edge of abstraction and representation. The overlapping paper replicates the texture of rushing water and rock strata. Motion, gravity, and the endlessness of geological time are as much the subject of Bisson’s paintings as the actual waterfalls.

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 2015-05-15 2015-05-15 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/553526dd9d9c9.jpg Tue, 21 Apr 2015 16:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at St. James Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/15/its-my-park-at-st-james-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/15/its-my-park-at-st-james-park Date: May 15, 2015

This It's My Park season, volunteers from the Friends of St. James Park will be cleaning, raking, and painting. Please note that volunteer registration for this site is full.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 12:15 pm

Contact phone: (914) 672-0992

Location: St. James Park

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X044 St. James Park 2015-05-15 2015-05-15 9:30 am 12:15 pm 40.8659, -73.8982 Fri, 24 Apr 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/15/summer-sports-experience http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/15/summer-sports-experience Date: May 15, 2015

Pitch, shoot and score with NYC Parks! Summer Sports Experience welcomes kids to join this free program focused on developing sports skills. Kids will play a variety of sports each day, and can come every session, or just once. Take your pick! The program is available in all five boroughs, so find the one nearest you.

To get started, please register by email with Brooklyn Borough Coordinator Manny Accimeus (click here to email him). See you there!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 972-2135

Location: Sunset Park Recreation Center (in Sunset Park)

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B087 Sunset Park 2015-05-15 2015-05-15 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.648, -74.0037 Fri, 24 Apr 2015 19:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Resiliency and Elements Art Exhibit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/15/resiliency-and-elements http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/15/resiliency-and-elements Date: May 15, 2015

The Lenape Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition featuring an amalgam of works by Staten Island artists and natural infrastructure projects implemented to make New York City more storm resilient and sustainable.

The opening reception will be held Thursday, April 16 from 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

Location: Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2015-05-15 2015-05-15 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.5026, -74.2518 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551835104e9c8.jpeg Wed, 08 Apr 2015 16:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/15/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/15/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: May 15, 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: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2015-05-15 2015-05-15 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.7691, -73.9741 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5522d225a5880.jpg Mon, 06 Apr 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Tai Chi Class for Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/15/tai-chiadults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/15/tai-chiadults Date: May 15, 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 2015-05-15 2015-05-15 11:30 am 12:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:19 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Cardio Toning]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/15/shape-up-nyc-cardio-toning http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/15/shape-up-nyc-cardio-toning Date: May 15, 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 2015-05-15 2015-05-15 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:14 EST
<![CDATA[Nature Exploration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/15/nature-exploration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/15/nature-exploration Date: May 15, 2015

Join the Prospect Park Alliance for nature education programs at the Prospect Park Audubon Center, the first urban Audubon Center in the nation.

  • Discovery Pack, 12–4 pm
    The Prospect Park Alliance invites you to get inspired by nature with our new Discovery Packs, a ready-to-go kits filled with nature activities for families. In April, play Habitat Bingo, search for birds and design a home for one of the Park's many living things. In May, monitor the development of plants that supply food and shelter for birds in Prospect Park.
  • Bird Nerds Game Hour, 2 pm
    Test your knowledge of birds in this fun, mildly competitive hour of puzzles, Bingo, card games, and more!
  • 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 in learning more about the animals in the Audubon Center’s collection and even assist in an actual feeding.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-05-15 2015-05-15 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 Mon, 09 Mar 2015 19:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/15/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/15/bryant-park-juggling Date: May 15, 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 2015-05-15 2015-05-15 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7543, -73.9834 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551c3ca583ca1.jpg Fri, 03 Apr 2015 16:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Adapted Swim Program for People with Disabilities at Roy Wilkins Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/15/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities4 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/15/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities4 Date: May 15, 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 2015-05-15 2015-05-15 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.6881, -73.7701 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:21 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Fencing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/15/bryant-park-fencing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/15/bryant-park-fencing Date: May 15, 2015

Take a stab at the modern sport of fencing with masters from Manhattan Fencing Center. No prior experience needed and equipment is provided.

Call (212) 382-2255 to pre-register or take a chance and drop by. Must be 16 or older to participate.

For more information, check out the Fencing post on the Bryant Park Blog.

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Fifth Avenue Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-05-15 2015-05-15 1:30 pm 2:30 pm 40.7528, -73.9816 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551c5d9ace645.jpg Fri, 03 Apr 2015 16:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Creative Writing Short Stories Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/15/creative-writing-short-stories-fictionnon-fictionadults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/15/creative-writing-short-stories-fictionnon-fictionadults Date: May 15, 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 2015-05-15 2015-05-15 1:30 pm 3:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Seasonal Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/15/seasonal-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/15/seasonal-crafts Date: May 15, 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 2015-05-15 2015-05-15 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:16 EST
<![CDATA[Adapted Swim Program for People with Disabilities at Hansborough Pool & Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/15/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/15/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities1 Date: May 15, 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 2015-05-15 2015-05-15 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/2015/05/15/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/15/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities2 Date: May 15, 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 2015-05-15 2015-05-15 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.715, -73.9603 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:20 EST
<![CDATA[Adapted Swim Program for People with Disabilities at Asser Levy Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/15/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/15/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities Date: May 15, 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 2015-05-15 2015-05-15 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/2015/05/15/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/15/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities3 Date: May 15, 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 2015-05-15 2015-05-15 3:45 pm 5:00 pm 40.8108, -73.9147 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:20 EST
<![CDATA[Free Adapted Swim Program for People with Disabilities at Flushing Meadows Corona Park Aquatics Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/15/free-adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/15/free-adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities Date: May 15, 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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2015-05-15 2015-05-15 5:30 pm 6:30 pm 40.7516, -73.8372 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:39 EST
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Harlem Dances with City Stompers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/15/summer-on-the-hudson-harlem-dances-in-west-harlem-piers-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/15/summer-on-the-hudson-harlem-dances-in-west-harlem-piers-park Date: May 15, 2015

Wear dancing shoes and join different local companies as they demonstrate and teach you the moves. The Harlem Dances series occurs on the third Friday of the month, May-August.

City Stompers, NYC's only clogging school, joins Megan Downes and The Melody Allegra Band for Americana roots music and dance. Traditional fiddle playing, songs and southern Appalachian clogging will get you stompin' and hollerin' too.

Coming Up:

  • June 19 - Harlem Dance Club: Social Dance
  • July 17 - The Harlem Swing Dance Society: Swing
  • August 14 - The Hoop Movement: Hoop Dance

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: West Harlem Piers Park

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2015-05-15 2015-05-15 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.8188, -73.9611 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551987e044176.jpg Mon, 30 Mar 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[The Senior Prom]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/15/the-senior-prom http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/15/the-senior-prom Date: May 15, 2015

Turn back the clock, break out the tux and the gown, put on your dancing shoes and come to our Senior Prom. King and Queen of the prom will be announced. There'll be dancing, light snacks, the twist, and fun for everyone.

This event is open to any adults and seniors who want to come. Call Greenbelt Recreation Center at (718) 667-3545 to RSVP.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 667-3545

Location: Greenbelt Recreation Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2015-05-15 2015-05-15 6:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.5926, -74.1358 Thu, 09 Apr 2015 15:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Shakespeare: The Two Gentlemen of Verona]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/15/bryant-park-shakespeare-the-two-gentlemen-of-verona http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/15/bryant-park-shakespeare-the-two-gentlemen-of-verona Date: May 15, 2015

Bryant Park Shakespeare returns with three productions presented by The Drilling Company.

  • May 15 - 31: The Two Gentlemen of Verona
  • July 17 - August 2: Romeo and Juliet
  • September 4 - 20: The Taming of the Shrew

All are free and open to the public. Performances occur on Fridays and Saturdays from 6:30 - 8:30p.m. and Sundays from 2:00 - 4:00p.m.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-05-15 2015-05-15 6:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.7534, -73.9827 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55157562ed022.jpg Fri, 27 Mar 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Candlelight Ghost Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/15/candlelight-ghost-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/15/candlelight-ghost-tour Date: May 15, 2015

Doors slam, floorboards creak, voices call into the night. Venture into the shadows of history to see the house where eight family members died (and The New York Times called “Manhattan’s Most Haunted House”) by flickering candlelight and hear true tales of inexplicable occurrences from the people who actually experienced them.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:20 pm

Contact phone: (212) 777-1089

Location: Merchant's House Museum

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M318 Merchant's House Museum 2015-05-15 2015-05-15 6:30 pm 7:20 pm 40.7277, -73.9923 Fri, 17 Apr 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Night Lights at Wave Hill]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/15/night-lights-at-wave-hill http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/15/night-lights-at-wave-hill Date: May 15, 2015

Wave Hill’s 50th anniversary festivities reach a crescendo this spring with a month-long celebration, when, for the first time in Wave Hill’s history, visitors will be invited to attend in the evening to enjoy the garden landscape at a time of day and during a season when it is normally closed to the public. Take in The Lightening: a Project for Wave Hill’s Aquatic Garden, an immersive, plein-air installation by acclaimed artist by Chris Doyle, with music by composer Jeremy Turner, recorded by the Brooklyn Youth Chorus. Stop by Glyndor Gallery to see Chris Doyle: Landscape Fictions. Visit The Shop, The Café and the Marco Polo Stufano Conservatory, and enjoy informal piano performances in Wave Hill House. This evening’s pianist is Janice Friedman.

Shown here: Chris Doyle, The Lightening, 2015, still from digital animation.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-549-3200

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-05-15 2015-05-15 6:30 pm 9:30 pm 40.8987, -73.9125 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5522c0b09b446.jpg Thu, 23 Apr 2015 15:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Airbnb Brooklyn Half]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/airbnb-brooklyn-half http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/airbnb-brooklyn-half Date: May 16, 2015

This race is sold out.

NYRR welcomes you to the Airbnb Brooklyn Half Pre-Party presented by New Balance, with heaps of Brooklyn flavor.

The Airbnb Brooklyn Half is a part of NYRR's Five-Borough Series: Run New York. Five Boroughs. One City.

Start time: 7:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Prospect Park

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-05-16 2015-05-16 7:00 am 40.6617, -73.9708 Fri, 06 Mar 2015 12:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: Nature & Science in Dialogue]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/art-in-the-garden-nature-science-in-dialogue http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/art-in-the-garden-nature-science-in-dialogue Date: May 16, 2015

Artist Emily Barnett's exhibit of recent collages and installations integrates themes of nature and science using a vocabulary of forms including quantum corrals (an iconic scientific image of individual atoms manipulated with a scanning tunneling microscope), snake skeletons, nests and constellations.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-05-16 2015-05-16 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55316a4e7ba86.jpg Fri, 17 Apr 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Master Story Tellers Exhbition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/master-story-tellers-exhbition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/master-story-tellers-exhbition Date: May 16, 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 2015-05-16 2015-05-16 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551303695a60c.jpg Wed, 25 Mar 2015 17:00:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Greenmarket at Grand Army Plaza]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/greenmarket-at-grand-army-plaza http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/greenmarket-at-grand-army-plaza Date: May 16, 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 2015-05-16 2015-05-16 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.6735, -73.9701 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:07 EST
<![CDATA[ESL Beginners Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/esl-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/esl-class Date: May 16, 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 2015-05-16 2015-05-16 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 12 Feb 2015 17:00:10 EST
<![CDATA[Van Cortlandt Track Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/van-cortlandt-track-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/van-cortlandt-track-club Date: May 16, 2015

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

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Van Cortlandt Stadium (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2015-05-16 2015-05-16 8:00 am 40.888, -73.8968 Thu, 26 Feb 2015 18:00:31 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Mind Body Fusion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/shape-up-nyc-mind-body-fusion http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/shape-up-nyc-mind-body-fusion Date: May 16, 2015

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 227-1403

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2015-05-16 2015-05-16 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.5026, -74.2518 Tue, 24 Mar 2015 16:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[New York Junior League Volunteer Day at Foley Square and Columbus Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/playground-improvement-project-volunteer-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/playground-improvement-project-volunteer-day Date: May 16, 2015

Calling all park lovers! This spring, the Playground Improvement Project (PIP) of the New York Junior League invites you to join them in rolling up your sleeves to help revitalize Columbus Park and Foley Square. Throughout five weekends in April and May PIP committee members, New York Junior League volunteers, and external volunteers will spend a day in the park (8:30 a.m.–4:00 p.m.) gardening, landscaping,painting, and completing other tasks to help spruce up this highly used space. We will provide you with breakfast, lunch, and a t-shirt. Please reach out to playground@nyjl.org with any questions or if you are interested in making a donation to this cause.

Please RSVP if you are interested in participating in one or more park days. Registration closes when capacity is reached or the Wednesday prior to that weekend's park days.

About the New York Junior League Playground Improvement Project

For more than 20 years, the Playground Improvement Project (PIP) has been a New York Junior League signature community project. Our volunteers create safe, beautiful, well-organized and educational play spaces for children and other members of the New York City community. PIP focuses on sites and parks that need major renovation and have the greatest impact on the surrounding community. Weekend clean up days include landscaping and repairing the parks. We work with over 700 volunteers a season to help improve the park and make a positive impact on the community.

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Columbus Park,Foley Square (in Thomas Paine Park)

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M015, M030 Columbus Park, Thomas Paine Park 2015-05-16 2015-05-16 8:30 am 4:00 pm 40.7152, -74; 40.7148, -74.0028 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/552c2f99dfe0d.JPG Tue, 21 Apr 2015 13:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Cleaning and Maintaining Westerleigh Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/cleaningmaintaining-westerleigh-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/cleaningmaintaining-westerleigh-park Date: May 16, 2015

Help us maintain the beauty of Westerleigh Park by raking, planting, or gardening. Enjoy a cup of coffee and a donut while getting great exercise. We are there every Saturday morning.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 442-0336

Location: Westerleigh Park

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R029 Westerleigh Park 2015-05-16 2015-05-16 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.6198, -74.1345 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/552ef635b291e.jpg Thu, 16 Apr 2015 16:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Birding: Spring Migration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/birding-spring-migration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/birding-spring-migration Date: May 16, 2015

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 548-0912

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2015-05-16 2015-05-16 9:00 am 40.8911, -73.894 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5508858e784dd.jpg Tue, 17 Mar 2015 16:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Malls]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/its-my-park-at-adam-clayton-powell-jr-malls http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/its-my-park-at-adam-clayton-powell-jr-malls Date: May 16, 2015

This It's My Park season, join the Friends of the Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Boulevard Malls for their annual spring clean-up and planting event to help clean, rake out, and plant flowers in the malls along Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Boulevard. Please bring your own work gloves if possible.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 217-8689

Location: West 152nd Street and Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Boulevard

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2015-05-16 2015-05-16 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.8257, -73.936 Fri, 24 Apr 2015 18:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Astoria Heights Playground]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/its-my-park-at-astoria-heights-playground http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/its-my-park-at-astoria-heights-playground Date: May 16, 2015

This It's My Park season, come on out and join the Friends of Astoria Heights Park for family friendly health and fitness fun. The group will be offering free yoga classes and tots basketball clinic. There will also be a Learn to Ride program, teaching kids to ride their bikes. Activities will begin at 9am and will also include finishing the park mural and retouching our garbage can paintings.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (646) 512-0680

Location: 46th Street and 30th Road (in Astoria Heights Playground)

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Q014 Astoria Heights Playground 2015-05-16 2015-05-16 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.7607, -73.911 Fri, 24 Apr 2015 18:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Collyer Brothers Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/its-my-park-at-collyer-brothers-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/its-my-park-at-collyer-brothers-park Date: May 16, 2015

This It's My Park season, join the Harlem Fifth Avenue Association to help conduct a general clean-up and plant annuals and perennials at Collyer Brother's Park. Please bring your own work gloves if able.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (917)4 06-4770

Location: Collyer Brothers Park

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2015-05-16 2015-05-16 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.8085, -73.9411 Fri, 24 Apr 2015 18:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Columbus Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/its-my-park-at-columbus-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/its-my-park-at-columbus-park Date: May 16, 2015

This It's My Park season, join the Parks gardener and some regular volunteers as they plant flowers for the summer in Columbus Park! If you live nearby why not come along and help them plant!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (347) 733-2450

Location: Worth and Baxter Streets (in Columbus Park)

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M015 Columbus Park 2015-05-16 2015-05-16 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7144, -74.0004 Fri, 24 Apr 2015 18:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Convent Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/its-my-park-at-convent-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/its-my-park-at-convent-garden Date: May 16, 2015

This It's My Park season, join the Convent Garden Community Association for their annual spring clean-up to rake, weed, and plant annuals throughout the garden.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (254) 421-3136

Location: Convent Garden

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M284 Convent Garden 2015-05-16 2015-05-16 9:00 am 3:00 pm 40.8283, -73.9427 Fri, 24 Apr 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC Zumba]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/zumba http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/zumba Date: May 16, 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 2015-05-16 2015-05-16 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:19 EST
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/summer-sports-experience http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/summer-sports-experience Date: May 16, 2015

Pitch, shoot and score with NYC Parks! Summer Sports Experience welcomes kids to join this free program focused on developing sports skills. Kids will play a variety of sports each day, and can come every session, or just once. Take your pick! The program is available in all five boroughs, so find the one nearest you.

To get started, please register by email with Bronx Borough Coordinator Christopher Suarez (click here to email him). See you there!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 402-5155

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

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2015-05-16 2015-05-16 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.8108, -73.9147 Fri, 24 Apr 2015 19:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/summer-sports-experience2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/summer-sports-experience2 Date: May 16, 2015

Pitch, shoot and score with NYC Parks! Summer Sports Experience welcomes kids to join this free program focused on developing sports skills. Kids will play a variety of sports each day, and can come every session, or just once. Take your pick! The program is available in all five boroughs, so find the one nearest you.

To get started, please register by email with Manhattan Borough Coordinator Anthony Traverso (click here to email him). See you there!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 927-2012

Location: Highbridge Recreation Center (in Highbridge Park)

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M037 Highbridge Park 2015-05-16 2015-05-16 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.8426, -73.9343 Fri, 24 Apr 2015 19:00:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/summer-sports-experience3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/summer-sports-experience3 Date: May 16, 2015

Pitch, shoot and score with NYC Parks! Summer Sports Experience welcomes kids to join this free program focused on developing sports skills. Kids will play a variety of sports each day, and can come every session, or just once. Take your pick! The program is available in all five boroughs, so find the one nearest you.

To get started, please register by email with Queens Borough Coordinator Lyle Johnson (click here to email him). See you there!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 263-1163

Location: Lost Battalion Hall Recreation Center

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2015-05-16 2015-05-16 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7322, -73.8652 Fri, 24 Apr 2015 19:00:18 EDT
<![CDATA[HSBC Children’s Garden Spring Session at QBG]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/hsbc-childrens-garden-spring-session-at-qbg http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/hsbc-childrens-garden-spring-session-at-qbg Date: May 16, 2015

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

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

Registration required by email at education@queensbotanical.org.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-05-16 2015-05-16 9:30 am 12:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54d3b031016c2.jpg Thu, 05 Mar 2015 18:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[GreenThumb: Plant Starts Giveaway]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/greenthumb-plant-starts-giveaway http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/greenthumb-plant-starts-giveaway Date: May 16, 2015

Get your veggie, herb and flower transplants at our annual giveaway, plus tips on square foot gardening. All supplies are for registered GreenThumb gardens only and are available on a first-come, first-served basis while supplies last. No pre-registration necessary. One site pick-up only. In partnership with GrowNYC.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 788-8070

Location: Hattie Carthan Garden

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2015-05-16 2015-05-16 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.6898, -73.9485 Tue, 21 Apr 2015 18:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Help the Garden Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/help-the-garden-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/help-the-garden-day Date: May 16, 2015

Join us as we pitch in and volunteer with seasonal maintenance projects at the garden.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 235-4462

Location: Highland Park Children's Garden

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2015-05-16 2015-05-16 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.6829, -73.8879 Mon, 06 Apr 2015 19:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts & Crafts and Games for Kids]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/artscraftsgame-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/artscraftsgame-day Date: May 16, 2015

Participants will enjoy arts & crafts, sand art, and different games. Appropriate for ages 5 and up.

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 2015-05-16 2015-05-16 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Tue, 20 Jan 2015 16:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Arts, Crafts, and Game Day with Princess for Lifetime]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/artscraftsgame-day-with-princess-for-lifetime http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/artscraftsgame-day-with-princess-for-lifetime Date: May 16, 2015

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

Participants will enjoy arts and crafts, as well as games and activities using sand art, paper crafts, and more.

Start time: 10:00 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 2015-05-16 2015-05-16 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Tue, 21 Apr 2015 18:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Seasonal Explorers: Sensational Spring]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/seasonal-explorers-sensational-spring http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/seasonal-explorers-sensational-spring Date: May 16, 2015

Get to know the outdoors this spring season by joining the Greenbelt staff for some fun-filled activities, crafts, stories and hikes (weather permitting). This mini-series will consist of three Saturday morning sessions and is suitable for ages 5 to 7 yrs old, accompanied by a chaperone. Join us for one week or all three.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 10:45 am

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2015-05-16 2015-05-16 10:00 am 10:45 am 40.5884, -74.1391 Thu, 23 Apr 2015 16:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC Body Sculpting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/shape-up-nyc-body-sculpting http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/shape-up-nyc-body-sculpting Date: May 16, 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 2015-05-16 2015-05-16 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:13 EST
<![CDATA[Natural Dyes and Herb Sachets]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/natural-dyes-and-herb-sachets http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/natural-dyes-and-herb-sachets Date: May 16, 2015

Learn how to turn kitchen scraps into dyes using natural ingredients such as onion skins and turmeric. Dye your own herb sachet and, once it dries, fill it with a custom blend of herbs. All materials will be provided first-come first-served.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 409-3720

Location: Castle Clinton (in Battery Park)

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M005 Battery Park 2015-05-16 2015-05-16 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7037, -74.0168 Tue, 14 Apr 2015 18:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[ESL Advanced Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/esl-advanced http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/esl-advanced Date: May 16, 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 2015-05-16 2015-05-16 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 19:00:08 EST
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/summer-sports-experience1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/summer-sports-experience1 Date: May 16, 2015

Pitch, shoot and score with NYC Parks! Summer Sports Experience welcomes kids to join this free program focused on developing sports skills. Kids will play a variety of sports each day, and can come every session, or just once. Take your pick! The program is available in all five boroughs, so find the one nearest you.

To get started, please register by email with Brooklyn Borough Coordinator Manny Accimeus (click here to email him). See you there!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 972-2135

Location: Sunset Park Recreation Center (in Sunset Park)

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B087 Sunset Park 2015-05-16 2015-05-16 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.648, -74.0037 Fri, 24 Apr 2015 19:00:11 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Fly Fishing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/bryant-park-fly-fishing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/bryant-park-fly-fishing Date: May 16, 2015

Learn the basics of fly fishing for free.

Join expert instructors from Orvis for lessons of fly casting and outfit rigging. Class spaces are first come first served. Call Orvis at (212) 827-0698 to reserve your spot.

For more information, check out the Fly Fishing post on the Bryant Park blog.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Fifth Avenue Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-05-16 2015-05-16 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7528, -73.9816 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551467e37d383.jpg Thu, 26 Mar 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Woodlands Discovery Club for Families: North Woods]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/woodlands-discovery-club-for-families-north-woods http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/woodlands-discovery-club-for-families-north-woods Date: May 16, 2015

Discover rocks, trees, soil, and squirrels in New York City’s greatest outdoor classroom – Central Park!

Woodlands Discovery Club for Families is the perfect adventure for families looking to get out of the house and explore a woodland without ever leaving the city. In each weekly two-hour session, families will learn together and connect with nature through hands-on science activities, using tools from your very own Discovery Kits! Activities are correlated to state and national learning standards.

This five-week program takes place Saturday mornings in the North Woods. There are two upcoming sessions, currently open to families with children in grades 1-4:

Session 1: April 18th- May 16th

Session 2: May 30th- June 27th

Register Now

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-1461

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

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M010 Central Park 2015-05-16 2015-05-16 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7968, -73.9515; 40.7968, -73.9561 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55046808eda96.jpg Mon, 23 Mar 2015 14:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Forest Restoration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/volunteer-event-its-my-park-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/volunteer-event-its-my-park-day Date: May 16, 2015

Join the Greenbelt Natural Resource Team removing invasive plants and restoring trails in High Rock Park. To volunteer for this event you must be at least 14 years old. Children under 14 years old must be accompanied with an adult. Gloves and tools are provided. Please bring water and a light snack with you.

If you are interested in volunteering, please RSVP.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

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

Location: 200 Nevada Avenue (in High Rock Park)

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R088 High Rock Park 2015-05-16 2015-05-16 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.5845, -74.1251 Mon, 13 Apr 2015 16:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[“Behind the Ropes” Tour of the Merchant’s House 1832 Ornamental Plasterwork with Historic Plaster Specialist David Flaharty]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/behind-the-ropes-tour-of-the-merchants-house-1832-ornamental-plasterwork-with-historic-plaster-specialist-david-flaharty http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/behind-the-ropes-tour-of-the-merchants-house-1832-ornamental-plasterwork-with-historic-plaster-specialist-david-flaharty Date: May 16, 2015

The Merchant’s House Museum’s original Greek Revival decorative plasterwork is considered by many to be the most important extant in a pre-Civil War residential interior in the United States. Its survival is now jeopardized by two major construction projects on East Fourth Street. Plaster restoration expert David Flaharty, who initially repaired portions of the Museum’s plaster in a major 1970s stabilization, will lead a unique “behind the ropes” tour and fascinating exploration of this outstanding 19th century craftsmanship. Flaharty will also discuss and demonstrate DIY decorative plaster techniques to create your own Merchant’s House.

David Flaharty, sculptor and ornamental plasterer, has worked on the restoration and new construction of ornamental plasterwork in the American Wing of the Metropolitan Museum, the Diplomatic Reception Rooms at the U.S. Department of State, and The White House. He has been involved in the preservation and restoration of the Merchant’s House for almost 40 years.

Attendance strictly limited to 30 participants; tickets available at http://merchantshouse.org/calendar/reservations/.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:45 am

Contact phone: (212) 777-1089

Location: Merchant's House Museum

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M318 Merchant's House Museum 2015-05-16 2015-05-16 10:30 am 11:45 am 40.7277, -73.9923 Tue, 21 Apr 2015 18:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Bronx Crime and Noir Writers Society Workshop Hosted By Charlie Vazquez]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/bronx-crime-and-noir-writers-society-workshop-with-charlie-vazquez http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/bronx-crime-and-noir-writers-society-workshop-with-charlie-vazquez Date: May 16, 2015

The Bronx Writers Center presents this exciting new gathering of crime and noir writers.

This casual writers' meeting will come together every third Saturday of each month to participate in writing prompts, readings, and critiques of these eternal, ever reinventing genres of fiction.

Start time: 11:00 am

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 2015-05-16 2015-05-16 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 05 Mar 2015 12:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Oval Adventure Inclusion Field Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/oval-adventure-inclusion-field-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/oval-adventure-inclusion-field-day Date: May 16, 2015

New Yorkers of all abilities are invited to take part in a fun field day! Join us for an adventurous day that includes: relay races, tug of war, obstacle course and arts and crafts.

People with disabilities and able-bodied people are invited. Most activities will be wheelchair accessible. Call Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center at (718) 543-8672 to find out more or to RSVP.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 543-8672

Location: P/g W/ Mini Pool & Courts (in Williamsbridge Oval)

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X104 Williamsbridge Oval 2015-05-16 2015-05-16 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.8772, -73.8768 Wed, 15 Apr 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Owl Pellets]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/owl-pellets http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/owl-pellets Date: May 16, 2015

Urban Park Rangers connect children with nature to encourage active exploration of the natural world. While nearly all of our programs are family-friendly, this program is specifically designed for young children and families.

Several species of owls can be found in NYC Parks. Scientists often use owl pellets to learn more about their behaviors and habits. Using the park as our laboratory, get a chance to dissect a real owl pellet while learning more about these mysterious raptors.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

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

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2015-05-16 2015-05-16 11:00 am 40.7428, -73.7359 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/550885e31b11a.jpg Tue, 17 Mar 2015 16:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Audubon II: Plant Clues]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/popup-audubon-ii-plant-clues http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/popup-audubon-ii-plant-clues Date: May 16, 2015

This spring, the Prospect Park Alliance introduces twice the Pop-Up Audubon fun with a second tent that explores the aquatic habitats of Prospect Park. In May, learn what trees and plants tell us about our environment.

  • Discovery Pack, 11 am–4 pm
    The Prospect Park Alliance invites you to get inspired by nature with our new Discovery Packs, a ready-to-go kits filled with nature activities for families. In May, monitor the development of plants that supply food and shelter for birds in Prospect Park.
  • Lakeside Nature Stroll, 12–1 pm
    Join Alliance naturalists for a guided nature walk through the meandering paths of the Peninsula and scout for plants that thrive in that unique environment.
  • Junior Naturalists, 1–2 pm
    Help Alliance naturalists track the growth of important plant species in this citizen science program.
  • Nature’s Helpers, 2–3 pm
    Let’s lend a helping hand to make our park a better place. Learn how mulch helps trees, spread wood chips or protect the environment by removing damaging litter.
  • Family Birdwatching, 3–4 pm
    After learning how to use binoculars, join our naturalists to identify some of the 250 species of birds that call Prospect Park home.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Peninsula (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-05-16 2015-05-16 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.6572, -73.9689 Tue, 10 Mar 2015 12:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Audubon: Wonderful Warblers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/popup-audubon-wonderful-warblers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/popup-audubon-wonderful-warblers Date: May 16, 2015

Join the Alliance to discover why Prospect Park is an important place for many species of birds. Through fun games, experiments and citizen science projects, learn why warblers are so wonderful.

  • Adventure Hike, 12–1 pm
    Alliance naturalists will introduce you to the natural history of Prospect Park and the Park's hidden trails. Recommended for families with children 5 and older.
  • Nature on the Go!, 1–2 pm
    Did you know 25 types of warblers stop at Prospect Park in May? Learn how to identify these cute and colorful birds on a bird walk. Participants will also create their own pair of binoculars and learn how to identify these colorful songbirds.
  • Nature’s Helpers, 2–3 pm
    Did you know that trees help trees? After learning how mulch protects tree roots, spend time spreading wood chips around trees.
  • Family Birdwatching, 3–4 pm
    After learning how to use binoculars, join our naturalists to identify some of the 250 species of birds that call Prospect Park home.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Eastwood (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-05-16 2015-05-16 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.6618, -73.9659 Thu, 23 Apr 2015 16:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Butterfly Project NYC: Native Plant Share]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/butterfly-project-nyc-native-plant-share http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/butterfly-project-nyc-native-plant-share Date: May 16, 2015

Learn more about the connections between native plants and pollinators and how to encourage them in urban landscapes.

This year’s workshop is once again part of NYC Wildflower Week. Plants will be available for pickup, to be used in schoolyards, community gardens, and other public spaces while supplies last.

Pre-registration is required. Register online at butterflyprojectnyc.org by 5:00 p.m. on May 9th.

The Butterfly Project NYC is a collaboration between GreenThumb, Grow to Learn, and Bronx Green-Up/New York Botanical Garden. Many thanks to our partners at City Parks Foundation and NYC Wildflower Week.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 788-8070

Location: Grove Hill Learning Garden

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2015-05-16 2015-05-16 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8197, -73.9093 Tue, 21 Apr 2015 19:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/bryant-park-juggling Date: May 16, 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 2015-05-16 2015-05-16 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[Central Park Tour: Conservatory Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden Date: May 16, 2015

Take a tour with Conservatory Garden staff and learn about the history of the only formal garden in Central Park, including its restoration by Central Park Conservancy, its classic design, glorious fountains, and six densely planted acres. Thousands of trees, shrubs, bulbs, perennials and annuals bloom throughout the seasons in this special place in Central Park. Route involves a few stairs.

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

Location: Vanderbilt Gate (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-05-16 2015-05-16 11:00 am 12:15 pm 40.7935, -73.9519 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/552d43a12516a.jpg Tue, 14 Apr 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: The Ramble]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/central-park-tour-the-ramble http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/central-park-tour-the-ramble Date: May 16, 2015

Coined the "wild garden" by designer Frederick Law Olmsted, the Ramble offers visitors a tranquil spot to meander along winding paths and discover hidden forest gardens. Join us for a tour of this serene 36-acre woodland, led by Central Park Conservancy guides.

The tour route involves hills, stairs, wood-chipped trails, and uneven terrain. Tour starts at Belvedere Castle (mid-Park at 79th Street) ends at Oak Bridge (West Side of the Ramble between 77th and 78th Streets)

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: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Belvedere Castle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-05-16 2015-05-16 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.7793, -73.9691 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55241420b51da.jpg Tue, 07 Apr 2015 18:00:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Track and Field Workshop for People with Disabilities]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/track-and-field-workshop-for-people-with-disabilities http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/track-and-field-workshop-for-people-with-disabilities Date: May 16, 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.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Linden Park

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B214 Linden Park 2015-05-16 2015-05-16 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.6592, -73.8875 Tue, 07 Apr 2015 18:00:11 EDT
<![CDATA[ESL Intermediate Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/esl-intermediate http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/esl-intermediate Date: May 16, 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 2015-05-16 2015-05-16 11:30 am 12:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 19:00:10 EST
<![CDATA[Hands-on History: Rufus King's Library]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/handson-history-rufuss-library http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/handson-history-rufuss-library Date: May 16, 2015

Rufus King loved to read and owned over 3,500 books! Take a tour of the museum to see his library. Create a book, decorate it using a popular 19th century technique called paper marbleizing, and design your own bookplate. Families with children of all ages are welcome!

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 206-0545 x13

Location: King Manor Museum (in Rufus King Park)

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Q023 Rufus King Park 2015-05-16 2015-05-16 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.703, -73.8037 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551838e19a0b0.jpg Mon, 30 Mar 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Introduction to Bird Watching]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/introduction-to-bird-watching http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/introduction-to-bird-watching Date: May 16, 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 2015-05-16 2015-05-16 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 Wed, 18 Mar 2015 13:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: GRO Girls Season Opener Skateboard Jam]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/summer-on-the-hudson-skate-park-open-jam http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/summer-on-the-hudson-skate-park-open-jam Date: May 16, 2015

Girls Riders Organization and Summer on Hudson celebrate the skateboarding season with a meet and greet, open skate, girls' all level learn to ride, board decorating and ending with a game of S.K.A.T.E. Bring your board and full gear (helmet, elbow & knee pads for those over 18 / + wrist guards for those under 18) to join in.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Skate Park at 108th (in Riverside Park)

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M072 Riverside Park 2015-05-16 2015-05-16 12:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.8035, -73.9698 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5519891a397b0.jpg Mon, 30 Mar 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Roller Skate at Brooklyn Bridge Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/roller-skate-at-brooklyn-bridge-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/roller-skate-at-brooklyn-bridge-park Date: May 16, 2015

Go skating at Brooklyn Bridge Park. Find information and details at the Pier 2 Roller Rink website.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 2 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2015-05-16 2015-05-16 12:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.6998, -73.9988 Mon, 20 Apr 2015 15:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Citizenship Classes for Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/citizenship-classes-for-adults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/citizenship-classes-for-adults Date: May 16, 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 2015-05-16 2015-05-16 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/2015/05/16/compost-crew http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/compost-crew Date: May 16, 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: Sherman Creek Park (in Sherman Creek)

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M300 Sherman Creek 2015-05-16 2015-05-16 1:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.8611, -73.918 Fri, 03 Apr 2015 16:00:15 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Limited Partnership]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/arts-culture-fun-limited-partnership http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/arts-culture-fun-limited-partnership Date: May 16, 2015

Limited Partnership: A film by Thomas Miller & Kirk Marcolina

Decades before The Defense of Marriage Act and Proposition 8, one gay couple, a Filipino American and an Australian, fell in love. Over the course of 40 years, they took on the U.S. government to fight for marriage and immigration equality.

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: 1:15 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitors Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-05-16 2015-05-16 1:15 pm 3:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5500781fd1a3b.jpg Wed, 11 Mar 2015 14:00:05 EDT