NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2014 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://www.nycgovparks.org/sub_things_to_do/upcoming_events/events_search.php NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Mon, 28 Jul 2014 16:40:26 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[It's My Park Day at Travers Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/its-my-park-day-at-travers-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/its-my-park-day-at-travers-park Date: May 3, 2014

On It's My Park Day, May 3, 2014, volunteer with the Friends of the Travers Park and Jackson Heights Beatification Group. Volunteers will be needed to help clean the park, paint benches and prepare the space for the warmer months.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 565-5344

Location: 78th street entrance (in Travers Park)

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Q303 Travers Park 2014-05-03 2014-05-03 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.7545, -73.889 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 12:40:26 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park Day at Manuel de Dios Unanue Triangle]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/its-my-park-day-at-manuel-de-dios-unanue-triangle http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/its-my-park-day-at-manuel-de-dios-unanue-triangle Date: May 3, 2014

On It's My Park Day, volunteer with the 82nd Street Partnership to help with a general clean-up of Manuel De Dios Unanue Triangle.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 335-9421

Location: Manuel De Dios Unanue Triangle

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Q462 Manuel De Dios Unanue Triangle 2014-05-03 2014-05-03 10:00 am 3:00 pm 40.7476, -73.8828 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 12:40:26 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park Day at Udalls Cove Ravine]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/its-my-park-day-at-udalls-cove-ravine http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/its-my-park-day-at-udalls-cove-ravine Date: May 3, 2014

Please join the Udalls Cove Preservation Committee on It's My Park Day on May 3rd, as they clean up their local park.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 224-7256

Location: Sandhill Road between Douglas Road and Aurora Pond (in Udall's Park Preserve)

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Q452 Udall's Park Preserve 2014-05-03 2014-05-03 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.7744, -73.7451 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 12:40:26 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park Day at Rockaway Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/its-my-park-day-at-rockaway-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/its-my-park-day-at-rockaway-park Date: May 3, 2014

Please join the Belle Harbor Property Association on It's My Park Day, May 3rd 2014. They will be doing a beach clean-up, removing debris, and cleaning up the beach wall on 121st and 134th Streets.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 697-6116

Location: Beach 134th Street (in Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk)

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Q162 Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk 2014-05-03 2014-05-03 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.5723, -73.8508 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 12:40:26 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Fly Fishing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/bryant-park-fly-fishing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/bryant-park-fly-fishing Date: May 3, 2014

Learn the basics of fly fishing - no water needed!

Join expert instrucotrs from Orvis for lessons on fly casting and outfit rigging. Pre-register by phone.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 827-0698

Location: Fifth Avenue Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-05-03 2014-05-03 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7528, -73.9816 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 12:40:26 EDT
<![CDATA[GreenThumb Workshop: Plant Starts Giveaway]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/greenthumb-workshop-plant-starts-giveaway http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/greenthumb-workshop-plant-starts-giveaway Date: May 3, 2014

Please join GreenThumb to get your vegetable transplants at our annual giveaway, plus free tips on square foot gardening.

After a tour of the garden site you can pick up several tasty vegetable starts. Plant starts will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis and are solely for community garden groups.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 788-8070

Location: Melrose New Generation Community Garden

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2014-05-03 2014-05-03 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.8239, -73.915 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 12:40:26 EDT
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: May 3, 2014

See more than 30 life-size animatronic dinosaurs, including a 40-foot long tyrannosaurus rex, on this ride through the two-acre safari at the Bronx Zoo.

Learn about the different species of dinosaurs and their habitats, discover how fossils provide insight into what life may have looked like in prehistoric times and explore how animatronics work.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-1010

Location: Bronx Zoo (in Bronx Park)

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X002 Bronx Park 2014-05-03 2014-05-03 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Mon, 28 Jul 2014 12:40:26 EDT
<![CDATA[Learn to Ride: Brower Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/learn-to-ride-brower-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/learn-to-ride-brower-park Date: May 3, 2014

NYC Parks and Bike New York are proud to present Learn to Ride classes.

The classes teach a safe, easy, effective method to learn to ride. "Balance first" teaches kids the basics: balancing, starting, stopping, and steering.

Participants must bring their own bike and helmet.

Pre-registration is required. To register, please visit Bike New York's webpage.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Brower Park

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B012 Brower Park 2014-05-03 2014-05-03 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.6736, -73.9431 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 12:40:26 EDT
<![CDATA[Randall's Island Cherry Blossom Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/randalls-island-cherry-blossom-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/randalls-island-cherry-blossom-festival Date: May 3, 2014

Join the Randall's Island Park Alliance for the second annual Cherry Blossom Festival. Activities include face painting, kite flying, shodo, origami, traditional Japanese drumming performance, cherry blossom tea tasting and cherry tree planting with the Japanese Consulate.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1899

Location: Urban Farm (in Randall's Island Park)

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2014-05-03 2014-05-03 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.7837, -73.9262 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 12:40:26 EDT
<![CDATA[Volunteering in Northern Forests]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/northern-forests-volunteering http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/northern-forests-volunteering Date: May 3, 2014

Help remove invasive plants and plant native trees and shrubs.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Woodlawn Playground (in Van Cortlandt Park),Mosholu Avenue and Broadway (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2014-05-03 2014-05-03 10:00 am 40.9001, -73.8722; 40.9044, -73.8964 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 12:40:26 EDT
<![CDATA[Shoelace Park 10K Fun Run Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/shoelace-park-10k-fun-run-walk2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/shoelace-park-10k-fun-run-walk2 Date: May 3, 2014

Join the Friends of Shoelace Park and the Bronx River Alliance for the 3rd Annual Shoelace Park 10K Fun Run Walk.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430-4636

Location: East 219th Street and Bronx Boulevard (in Bronx Park)

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X002 Bronx Park 2014-05-03 2014-05-03 10:00 am 3:00 pm 40.8842, -73.8662 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/533dcd117578c.jpg Mon, 28 Jul 2014 12:40:26 EDT
<![CDATA[Learn to Ride: Juniper Valley Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/learn-to-ride-juniper-valley-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/learn-to-ride-juniper-valley-park Date: May 3, 2014

NYC Parks and Bike New York are proud to present Learn to Ride classes.

The classes teach a safe, easy, effective method to learn to ride. "Balance first" teaches kids the basics: balancing, starting, stopping, and steering.

Participants must bring their own bike and helmet.

Pre-registration is required. To register, please visit Bike New York's webpage.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Juniper Valley Park 80th Street Entrance (in Juniper Valley Park)

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Q102 Juniper Valley Park 2014-05-03 2014-05-03 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.7215, -73.8765 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 12:40:26 EDT
<![CDATA[Learn to Ride: Pelham Bay Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/learn-to-ride-pelham-bay-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/learn-to-ride-pelham-bay-park Date: May 3, 2014

NYC Parks and Bike New York are proud to present Learn to Ride classes.

The classes teach a safe, easy, effective method to learn to ride. "Balance first" teaches kids the basics: balancing, starting, stopping, and steering.

Participants must bring their own bike and helmet.

Pre-registration is required. To register, please visit Bike New York's webpage.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Ryan Stadium Parking Lot (in Pelham Bay Park)

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2014-05-03 2014-05-03 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8486, -73.821 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 12:40:26 EDT
<![CDATA[Chair Exercise]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/shaking-in-your-seat http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/shaking-in-your-seat Date: May 3, 2014

This energizing, seated workout for adults and seniors invigorates and infuses new interest and enthusiasm in fitness. It uses exciting latin rhythms with easy to follow steps from cha-cha, mambo, merengue, salsa, bachata, flamenco, cumbia, old-school dances and even belly-dancing, making it fun, safe and healthy for all.

Recreation Center membership is required to participate.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 927-1563

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

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M099 J. Hood Wright Park 2014-05-03 2014-05-03 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.8469, -73.9399 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 12:40:26 EDT
<![CDATA[Freshkills Park Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/freshkills-park-tour11 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/freshkills-park-tour11 Date: May 3, 2014

At 2,200 acres, Freshkills Park will be almost three times the size of Central Park and the largest park developed in New York City in over 100 years. The transformation of what was formerly the world’s largest landfill into a productive and beautiful cultural destination will make the park a symbol of renewal and an expression of how our society can restore balance to its landscape. In addition to providing a wide range of recreational opportunities, including many uncommon in the city, the park’s design, ecological restoration and cultural and educational programming will emphasize environmental sustainability and a renewed public concern for our human impact on the earth.

The Freshkills Park tour will depart from the St. George Ferry Terminal in Staten Island, and will take you by bus to see behind the scenes at Freshkills Park. Freshkills Park staff will be on hand to guide you through the history of the site as the Fresh Kills Landfill and share with you the development of new capital programs at Freshkills as part of the Draft Master Plan for the site designed by James Corner Field Operations. The tour lasts roughly one and a half hours and will return to the ferry.

Please sign up for this tour on the Freshkills Park Events Page. Email freshkillspark@parks.nyc.gov with questions. There is limited space on this tour, registration is required.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 788-8277

Location: St. George Ferry Terminal

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2014-05-03 2014-05-03 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.6436, -74.0734 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 12:40:26 EDT
<![CDATA[Spring Wine Festival in the Native Plant Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/spring-wine-festival-in-the-native-plant-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/spring-wine-festival-in-the-native-plant-garden Date: May 3, 2014

During this oenophile's weekend, join New York Botanical Garden for a flight of palate-pleasing local wines from New York State vintners while experts on winemaking and viticulture invite you to join the conversation during presentations of their crafts. As you sip your wine, enjoy a tour of the Native Plant Garden given by an expert guide who will highlight the significance of the many plant species within. Live acoustic music and snacks for purchase round out a weekend fit for sommeliers and casual wine fans alike.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2014-05-03 2014-05-03 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 12:40:26 EDT
<![CDATA[Weird, Wild & Wonderful]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/weird-wild-wonderful http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/weird-wild-wonderful Date: May 3, 2014

In homage to the beauty of the botanical world's most bizarre flora, the New York Botanical Garden invited members of the American Society of Botanical Artists to participate in a study of the eccentric, creating works of art based on visually unusual plants chosen by the artists themselves.

View the results of their efforts, 46 captivating paintings and illustrations of exotic specimens, on display in the Ross Gallery.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2014-05-03 2014-05-03 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 12:40:26 EDT
<![CDATA[Crochet Two-Color Easy Open Mesh Beach/Market Bag]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/crochet-twocolor-easy-open-mesh-beachmarket-bag http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/crochet-twocolor-easy-open-mesh-beachmarket-bag Date: May 3, 2014

Learn to make an open mesh bag for the beach, or to put your crochet projects and yarn into. Bring your own materials. Choose any two complementary or contrasting colors of your choice. Think summer colors--for beginners, we would suggest avoiding dark colors. If you cannot find cotton yarn, then get acrylic yarn. Avoid stretchy yarns

Supplies needed:

  • #4 (Worsted Wt.) 100% cotton yarn (1 skein color A; 1 skein color B)
  • #J crochet hook

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 2014-05-03 2014-05-03 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 12:40:26 EDT
<![CDATA[Yankee Peddler Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/yankee-peddler-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/yankee-peddler-day Date: May 3, 2014

Vendors will gather for a flea market, antiques crafts, and collectible sale. The Women’s Auxiliary will display theme baskets for all occasions, Mothers' Day gifts, fresh baked goods, candies, and more.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 948-8724

Location: Historic Richmond Town

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2014-05-03 2014-05-03 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.5698, -74.1448 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 12:40:26 EDT
<![CDATA[Tunisian Crochet Beginners]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/tunisian-crochet-beginners http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/tunisian-crochet-beginners Date: May 3, 2014

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

Materials required:

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

Start time: 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 2014-05-03 2014-05-03 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 12:40:26 EDT
<![CDATA[Its My Park Day Jerome Slope]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/its-my-park-day-jerome-slope http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/its-my-park-day-jerome-slope Date: May 3, 2014

Kick-off the spring season with us in the South Bronx as we return to Jerome Slope for "It's My Park Day". NYRP is partnering with the Parks Department and Bronx is Blooming to beautify Jerome Slope by picking up trash, weeding, mulching and planting flowers.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: 212-333-2552

Location:

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<![CDATA[Wave Hill Family Art Project: Treehouse Parlor]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/wave-hill-family-art-project-treehouse-parlor http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/wave-hill-family-art-project-treehouse-parlor Date: May 3, 2014

Join visiting artist and sculptor Matt Bua in making a small outdoor dwelling inspired by former Wave Hill resident Mark Twain, who loved to entertain guests with tea in an outdoor, treehouse parlor. Add natural decorations and pictures to the dwelling’s interior to create a cozy literary den, and help make a Mark Twain “zine”, or small magazine.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2014-05-03 2014-05-03 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8976, -73.9113 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 12:40:26 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Zumba Toning]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/shape-up-nyc-zumba1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/shape-up-nyc-zumba1 Date: May 3, 2014

Zumba is a fusion of Latin, International and popular music dance themes creating a dynamic, exciting, effective fitness system!

The routines feature aerobic, fitness interval training with a combination of fast and slow rhythms that tone and sculpt the body with easy to follow dance steps.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: McDonald Park House (in McDonald Playground)

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R034 McDonald Playground 2014-05-03 2014-05-03 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.6291, -74.1155 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 12:40:26 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park Day at Hoover Playground]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/its-my-park-day-at-hoover-playground http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/its-my-park-day-at-hoover-playground Date: May 3, 2014

Join the Briarwood Action Network for It's My Park Day on May 3rd, 2014 as they clean the park, paint benches and have fun!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 847-6916

Location: Hoover Playground (in Hoover - Manton Playgrounds)

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Q220G Hoover - Manton Playgrounds 2014-05-03 2014-05-03 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.7121, -73.8217 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 12:40:26 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: May 3, 2014

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Ping Pong Court (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-05-03 2014-05-03 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 12:40:26 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/bryant-park-games Date: May 3, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-05-03 2014-05-03 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 12:40:26 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Kubb]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/bryant-park-kubb http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/bryant-park-kubb Date: May 3, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: The Green (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-05-03 2014-05-03 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 12:40:26 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Putting Green]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/bryant-park-putting-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/bryant-park-putting-green Date: May 3, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: The Green (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-05-03 2014-05-03 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 12:40:26 EDT
<![CDATA[Pure Meditation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/pure-meditation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/pure-meditation Date: May 3, 2014

Relax in the calmness of a quiet mind. This is an open sitting meditation practice, with optional slow-walking meditation. Beginners welcome. Wheelchair accessible.

Recreation Center membership is required to participate.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 285-0301

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

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M194 Alfred E. Smith Playground 2014-05-03 2014-05-03 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7107, -73.9967 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 12:40:26 EDT
<![CDATA[Learn to Ride: Corporal John A. Seravalli Playground]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/learn-to-ride-corporal-john-a-seravalli-playground http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/learn-to-ride-corporal-john-a-seravalli-playground Date: May 3, 2014

NYC Parks and Bike New York are proud to present Learn to Ride classes.

The classes teach a safe, easy, effective method to learn to ride. "Balance first" teaches kids the basics: balancing, starting, stopping, and steering.

Participants must bring their own bike and helmet.

Pre-registration is required. To register, please visit Bike New York's webpage.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Corporal John A Seravalli Playground (in Corporal John A. Seravalli Playground)

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M237 Corporal John A. Seravalli Playground 2014-05-03 2014-05-03 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.7391, -74.0048 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 12:40:26 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Conservatory Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden Date: May 3, 2014

Learn about the thousands of trees, flowers, shrubs, and perennials that decorate the Conservatory Garden from the Conservancy horticulturalists who take care of this special place within the Park. Route involves a few stairs.

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

Location: Conservatory Garden (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-05-03 2014-05-03 11:00 am 12:15 pm 40.7937, -73.9522 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/530ffb1f28e6f.jpg Mon, 28 Jul 2014 12:40:26 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Arts, Culture & Fun: Jewelry Making & Design]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/jewelry-making-design http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/jewelry-making-design Date: May 3, 2014

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

Learn to make your own jewelry! Join expert Lucy Smith for this hands-on demonstration.

This event is free and open to the public.

Jewelry Making & Design is part of NYC Parks’ Arts, Culture & Fun series. Arts, Culture & Fun offers free cultural events, including: book signings, film screenings, art-making workshops, dance, concerts, historical talks and food tastings. All are open to the public at Recreation Centers citywide.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 667-3545

Location: Greenbelt Recreation Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2014-05-03 2014-05-03 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.5926, -74.1358 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 12:40:26 EDT
<![CDATA[Seed Savers Planning Workshop at Taqwa Community Farm]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/seed-savers-planning-workshop-attaqwa-community-farm http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/seed-savers-planning-workshop-attaqwa-community-farm Date: May 3, 2014

Please join the gardeners of Taqwa Community Farm in this hands-on workshop.

We will follow steps for planning and sowing a seed savers garden plot.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 817-8026

Location: Taqwa Community Farm

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2014-05-03 2014-05-03 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8326, -73.929 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 12:40:26 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park Day at Sorrentino Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/its-my-park-day-at-sorrentino-recreation-center http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/its-my-park-day-at-sorrentino-recreation-center Date: May 3, 2014

On May 3rd, 2014, It's My Park Day, please join Green Teens and volunteers as they work together to plant some small perinials in planters and remove trash from in front of the center.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 471-4818

Location: Sorrentino Recreation Center

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Q446 Sorrentino Recreation Center 2014-05-03 2014-05-03 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.6024, -73.7625 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 12:40:26 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/bryant-park-juggling Date: May 3, 2014

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-05-03 2014-05-03 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 12:40:26 EDT
<![CDATA[GreenThumb Workshop: Explore the Many Uses of Herbs]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/greenthumb-workshop-explore-the-many-uses-of-herbs http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/greenthumb-workshop-explore-the-many-uses-of-herbs Date: May 3, 2014

Please join GreenThumb as we cover some of the culinary and healing properties of herbs commonly cultivated in New York City.

Learn how to make some simple products with the herbs you grow, from sun tea to salve.

Please RSVP at the link below.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 788-8070

Location: The Creative Little Garden

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2014-05-03 2014-05-03 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.7246, -73.9826 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 12:40:26 EDT
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Audubon: Wonderful Warblers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/popup-audubon-wonderful-warblers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/popup-audubon-wonderful-warblers Date: May 3, 2014

The Prospect Park Alliance presents Pop-Up Audubon, now in its second season, which invites families to directly engage with nature through outdoor learning in locations around the Park.

Nature on the Go!: 2 p.m.
Wonderful Warblers provides information and background knowledge needed to fully appreciate why Prospect Park is an essential stopover for birds. Participants also create their own pair of binoculars and learn how to identify these colorful songbirds.
Nature’s Helpers: 3 p.m.
Join the Alliance to spend some time enjoying nature while helping to keep the park clean. Take a tour of the Park and help keep it clean along the way. Gloves, garbage bags, and trash grabbers will be provided.
Family Bird Watching: 4 p.m.
Take a stroll on the Lullwater Trail to look for colorful and unique spring migrants.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

Location: Binnen Bridge (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-05-03 2014-05-03 12:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.6617, -73.9659 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d66b19ebc3.png Mon, 28 Jul 2014 12:40:26 EDT
<![CDATA[Introduction to Bird Watching]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/introduction-to-bird-watching http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/introduction-to-bird-watching Date: May 3, 2014

Look, up in the sky, it's a bird! But what kind? Join the Alliance to learn about the 250 species of birds that call Prospect Park home.

Led by the Brooklyn Brid Club.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-05-03 2014-05-03 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/528136ab90698.jpg Mon, 28 Jul 2014 12:40:26 EDT
<![CDATA[Commit to be Fit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/commit-to-be-fit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/commit-to-be-fit Date: May 3, 2014

A day out for youth groups and families to take part in competitive games, sports, and fitness activities such as Tug of War, tennis, karate, Zumba, potato sack races, and more!

Sponsored by Council Member Ruben Wills.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 393-7370

Location: Baisley Park Extension (in Baisley Pond Park)

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Q005 Baisley Pond Park 2014-05-03 2014-05-03 12:00 pm 40.6728, -73.7879 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 12:40:26 EDT
<![CDATA[Urban Wildlife Appreciation Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/urban-wildlife-appreciation-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/urban-wildlife-appreciation-day Date: May 3, 2014

Get up close and personal with NYC's wild residents. Learn about squirrels, coyotes, skunks, urban birds, and more. The Urban Park Rangers will also inform you about the best places to see wildlife in NYC and how to safely interact. Learn from New York State licensed rehabilitators and additional wildlife enthusiasts. Engage your creative side listening to musical performances, and participating in kids' activities. It's fun for everyone!

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Indian Road Lawn (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2014-05-03 2014-05-03 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.8728, -73.9195 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 12:40:26 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: May 3, 2014

Learn about Central Park's history and how its designers, Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux, struggled to make their vision our reality. The route involves a few stairs.

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

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2014-05-03 2014-05-03 12:00 pm 1:15 pm 40.7691, -73.9741 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/530ff01584e37.jpg Mon, 28 Jul 2014 12:40:26 EDT
<![CDATA[Carousel Opening Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/carousel-opening-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/carousel-opening-day Date: May 3, 2014

Celebrate spring with a tree giveaway from 10:00 a.m. – 12 noon with our friends at the New York Restoration Project and a magical “Mobile Forest” that you can climb aboard all day long. This year for “carousel season” and the “year of the horse!” we will have many treats in store including puppet shows by Puppets in Parks at 1 and 3 p.m. Also singer Caroline Cutroneo will lead a song circle from 12 – 3. Bring your own instrument and join in to learn and sing some of the classics.

This event is generously funded by TD Bank.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: 1 Eton Place (in Willowbrook Park)

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R030 Willowbrook Park 2014-05-03 2014-05-03 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6041, -74.16 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 12:40:26 EDT
<![CDATA[Citizenship Classes for Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/citizenship-classes-for-adults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/citizenship-classes-for-adults Date: May 3, 2014

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 2014-05-03 2014-05-03 12:30 pm 1:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 12:40:26 EDT
<![CDATA[Conference House Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/house-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/house-tours Date: May 3, 2014

Come to the Conference House in Tottenville for guided tours through an historic house where Benjamin Franklin, Edward Rutledge, John Adams, and Lord Howe met in an attempt to end the Revolutionary War. After taking a guided tour, experience the rich views of nature at Conference House Park, as well as stopping by the Visitor's Center to view our rotating exhibits!

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 984-6046

Location: Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2014-05-03 2014-05-03 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.502, -74.2514 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5339a985105b4.jpg Mon, 28 Jul 2014 12:40:26 EDT
<![CDATA["Home" En Plein Air Watercolor Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/home-en-plein-air-watercolor-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/home-en-plein-air-watercolor-workshop Date: May 3, 2014

“Home” artist Elizabeth Allison will lead an outdoor watercolor workshop. Come paint a picture of the Morris-Jumel Mansion or of your favorite house.
This workshop is suitable for ages 10 and up. Reservations are encouraged.
Support provided by the West Harlem Local Development Corporation Fund of Tides.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: 2129238008

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

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M073 Roger Morris Park 2014-05-03 2014-05-03 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.8345, -73.9385 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 12:40:26 EDT
<![CDATA[Fitness Bootcamp]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/fitness-bootcamp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/fitness-bootcamp Date: May 3, 2014

Come join in! Bootcamp is a total body workout that helps muscle tone, improve strength and endurance, and addresses muscle strength and endurance while keeping the heart rate up to burn calories and improve cardiovascular health

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-4793 x301

Location: Alley Athletic (in Alley Pond Park)

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2014-05-03 2014-05-03 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.7404, -73.7339 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 12:40:26 EDT
<![CDATA[NYC Compost Project: Composting in the City]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/nyc-compost-project-hosted-by-queens-botanical-garden-composting-in-the-city http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/nyc-compost-project-hosted-by-queens-botanical-garden-composting-in-the-city Date: May 3, 2014

Leaves, kitchen scraps, garden trimmings, and weeds can all become garden gold through composting. Join us to learn the essentials of outdoor composting in city yards. Registration required. Email compost@queensbotanical.org or call (718) 539-5296 to register. Workshop fee $5 per person.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 539-5296

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-05-03 2014-05-03 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 12:40:26 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Kids Time: Game Social]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/bryant-park-kids-time-game-social http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/bryant-park-kids-time-game-social Date: May 3, 2014

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

Though kids games are available whenever we are open, the Kids Time Game Social lets the little ones enjoy games geared especially towards them. Learn about Candyland, Old Maid, Memory, or Operation every weekend.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-05-03 2014-05-03 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 12:40:26 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour Date: May 3, 2014

Travel from Grand Army Plaza, past the Pond and Gapstow Bridge, and stop at the Dairy on this trip through the southern Central Park highlights. The route involves moderate inclines and some 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: 2:00 pm

End time: 2:45 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

Location: William Tecumseh Sherman Statue (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-05-03 2014-05-03 2:00 pm 2:45 pm 40.7646, -73.9731 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53063cd04714f.jpg Mon, 28 Jul 2014 12:40:26 EDT
<![CDATA[History In Your Hands: Fleece Fun]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/history-in-your-hands-fleece-fun1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/history-in-your-hands-fleece-fun1 Date: May 3, 2014

Come to Lefferts and see how wool was used on a colonial farm. You can brush the wool with carding paddles, spin yarn using a drop spindle, and even make a felt ball to take home with you.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 789-2822 x301

Location: Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-05-03 2014-05-03 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6643, -73.9639 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51635132de039.jpg Mon, 28 Jul 2014 12:40:26 EDT
<![CDATA[History In Your Hands: Flax to Linen]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/history-in-your-hands-flax-to-linen http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/history-in-your-hands-flax-to-linen Date: May 3, 2014

Come check on our flax crop and try out tools used to process flax fibers into linen cloth.

The Prospect Park Alliance will be on hand to help you feel different pieces of linen cloth to compare the weaves and try on some linen reproduction clothes for a fun photo-op in our farm wagon.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 789-2822 x301

Location: Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-05-03 2014-05-03 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6643, -73.9639 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/537519d8d5698.jpg Mon, 28 Jul 2014 12:40:26 EDT
<![CDATA[Shakespeare in the Park: Much Ado About Nothing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/shakespeare-in-the-park-much-ado-about-nothing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/shakespeare-in-the-park-much-ado-about-nothing Date: May 3, 2014

Hamish Linklater and Tony® nominee Lily Rabe return to the Park this summer as the wise-cracking, would-be lovers Beatrice and Benedick in the beloved romantic comedy Much Ado About Nothing. Central Park becomes sun-drenched Sicily at the turn of the last century, where the heat of summer ignites the fevered passions of lovesick ladies in corsets and pining gentlemen spying from the verandah. Three-time Tony winner Jack O’Brien directs this delightful skirmish of wit between two self-declared bachelors tricked by their mischief-making friends into falling in love against their will and in spite of their own hearts.

Free tickets to the 2014 season will once again be distributed in the Park, online via the Virtual Ticketing Lottery, and in the five boroughs of New York City. Visit the tickets page for more information.

New York's most treasured summer tradition, Free Shakespeare in the Park, celebrates its 52nd season in Central Park's famous Delacorte Theater. Love and madness, laughter and tragedy combine for a uniquely thrilling season of exciting theater and exceptional performances under the stars. Join over 5 million people who have enjoyed The Public Theater's free performances and experience the heights of romance and the depths of duplicity in a setting unlike any other, in the heart of Manhattan.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Delacorte Theater (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-05-03 2014-05-03 8:00 pm 40.7799, -73.9688 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 12:40:26 EDT
<![CDATA[TD Five Boro Bike Tour Presented by REI]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/04/td-five-boro-bike-tour-presented-by-rei http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/04/td-five-boro-bike-tour-presented-by-rei Date: May 4, 2014

Held annually the first Sunday in May, the TD Five Boro Bike Tour is the world's biggest charity bike ride.

Produced by Bike New York, NYC's premier bicycling nonprofit, in association with the City of New York and the New York City Department of Transportation, this dynamic event draws 32,000 cyclists from around the world to pedal 40 miles through all five boroughs of New York City on totally traffic-free streets. It's the only time of the year when cyclists can experience the breath-taking thrill of riding over the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge into Staten Island.

Proceeds from the Tour fund Bike New York's free bicycle and safety education programs. In 2013, we taught over 14,000 New Yorkers how to ride and how to do so safely and confidently in the city.

Registration for the TD Five Boro Bike Tour is required to participate in the event, and is awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. Registration will open at 12 p.m. (noon) EST on January 14, 2014. Visit Bike New York's TD Five Boro Bike Tour page to register.

Start time: 7:45 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Across from 17 Battery Place (in Battery Park)

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M005 Battery Park 2014-05-04 2014-05-04 7:45 am 40.7026, -74.0162 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 12:40:26 EDT
<![CDATA[Birds of the Highland Park Ridgewood Reservoir]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/04/birds-of-the-highland-park-ridgewood-reservoir http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/04/birds-of-the-highland-park-ridgewood-reservoir Date: May 4, 2014

Heidi Steiner, from the Brooklyn Bird Club, will lead this spring bird watching tour around the Ridgewood Reservoir. Binoculars recommended.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 235-4462

Location: Ridgewood Reservoir

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2014-05-04 2014-05-04 8:00 am 10:00 am 40.6864, -73.8892 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 12:40:26 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/04/summer-on-the-hudson-tai-chi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/04/summer-on-the-hudson-tai-chi Date: May 4, 2014

Join Silvana Pizzuti to learn and practice Tai Chi, a slow moving martial art with health benefits for all fitness levels.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: 311

Location: Soldiers and Sailors Monument (in Riverside Park)

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M072 Riverside Park 2014-05-04 2014-05-04 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.792, -73.979 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 12:40:26 EDT
<![CDATA[Walk MS]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/04/walk-ms http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/04/walk-ms Date: May 4, 2014

Walk MS connects people living with MS and those who care about them. It is an experience unlike any other - a day to come together, to celebrate the progress we've made and to show the power of our connections. When you participate in Walk MS, the funds you raise give hope to the more than 10,000 people living with MS in our community. The dollars raised support life-changing programs and cutting-edge research. Every connection counts. Register now, connect with others and start fundraising today.

There is no registration fee, but all participants are encouraged to raise a minimum of $125. Any individual who raises $125 receives a free Walk MS t-shirt.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 26

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2014-05-04 2014-05-04 8:00 am 40.7207, -74.0128 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 12:40:26 EDT
<![CDATA[Early Morning Bird Walk: Marvelous Migrants]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/04/early-morning-bird-walk-marvelous-migrants http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/04/early-morning-bird-walk-marvelous-migrants Date: May 4, 2014

Join the Prospect Park Alliance to see some of the dazzling birds that visit the park before flying to northern breeding grounds. Led by the Brooklyn Bird Club.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-05-04 2014-05-04 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/518d45b45ef3e.jpg Mon, 28 Jul 2014 12:40:26 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: “Get the Picture?”]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/04/art-in-the-garden-get-the-picture3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/04/art-in-the-garden-get-the-picture3 Date: May 4, 2014

Artist Alan Richards’s colorful satirical composite images, or photomanipulations, feature elements juxtaposed to create pieces that portray humor and whimsy.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-05-04 2014-05-04 8:00 am 4:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 12:40:26 EDT
<![CDATA[Al Oerter Kickstart Youth Karate Tournament]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/04/al-oerter-kickstart-youth-karate-tournament http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/04/al-oerter-kickstart-youth-karate-tournament Date: May 4, 2014

Martial arts competitors aged 5 to 17 of all belt levels are welcome to compete at the Al Oerter Kickstart Youth Karate Tournament! Join hundreds of kids and notable guests, including International Champion Fighter Jadi Tention and 14 year old World Champion Danny Etkin. Athletes receive giveaways and recognition for their participation!

The event promotes a safe and healthy lifestyle through martial arts training. A grant from Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids and sponsorship by Wellcare and Metlife made the tournament possible.

To compete:

Participants must show up early at 8:00 a.m. with the required safety gear, including a mouthpiece, chest gear, foot gear, hand gear, helmet and a cup for male competitors. Kids get a free Recreation Center membership, but parents must bring identification.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 353-7853

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

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2014-05-04 2014-05-04 8:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8344 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 12:40:26 EDT
<![CDATA[Early Morning Bird Walk at Wave Hill]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/04/early-morning-bird-walk-at-wave-hill http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/04/early-morning-bird-walk-at-wave-hill Date: May 4, 2014

Enjoy special access to the grounds on a quiet spring morning before Wave Hill opens to the public. Naturalist Gabriel Willow leads this early morning birding walk. Free with admission to the grounds. (NYC Audubon members enjoy two-for-one admission.) Registration required, online at www.wavehill.org, by calling (718) 549-3200 x251 or at the Perkins Visitor Center. Meet at front gate.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2014-05-04 2014-05-04 8:00 am 40.8987, -73.9125 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 12:40:26 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park Day at Captain Tilly Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/04/its-my-park-day-at-captain-tilly-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/04/its-my-park-day-at-captain-tilly-park Date: May 4, 2014

On Sunday May 4th, 2014 for It's My Park Day please come out and join Jamaica Muslim Center Youth Development as they beautify the park. They will be picking up litter, raking leaves, and painting.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 736-7716

Location: 85th Avenue and 165th Street (in Captain Tilly Park)

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Q052 Captain Tilly Park 2014-05-04 2014-05-04 9:00 am 2:00 pm 40.7129, -73.8004 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 12:40:26 EDT
<![CDATA[Table Tennis Tournament]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/04/table-tennis-tournament http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/04/table-tennis-tournament Date: May 4, 2014

Competition will consist of Men's and Women's Singles, Doubles & Mixed matches. Certificates wil be awarded for participants ages 18 and over.

The tournament is free and open to the public. For more information, please call (718) 667-3545.

RSVP by April 30 at the front desk of Greenbelt Recreation Center.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 667-3545

Location: Greenbelt Recreation Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2014-05-04 2014-05-04 9:00 am 3:00 pm 40.5926, -74.1358 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 12:40:26 EDT
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/04/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/04/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: May 4, 2014

See more than 30 life-size animatronic dinosaurs, including a 40-foot long tyrannosaurus rex, on this ride through the two-acre safari at the Bronx Zoo.

Learn about the different species of dinosaurs and their habitats, discover how fossils provide insight into what life may have looked like in prehistoric times and explore how animatronics work.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-1010

Location: Bronx Zoo (in Bronx Park)

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X002 Bronx Park 2014-05-04 2014-05-04 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Mon, 28 Jul 2014 12:40:26 EDT
<![CDATA[Alpine Trough Day at Wave Hill]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/04/alpine-trough-day-at-wave-hill2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/04/alpine-trough-day-at-wave-hill2 Date: May 4, 2014

Spend the day with Assistant Director of Public Programs Laurel Rimmer and Horticultural Interpreter Charles Day as they share the art of trough gardening.

  • Alpine Trough Day: Make an Alpine Trough: Alpine troughs function as miniature, self-contained rock gardens, displaying a variety of diminutive plants in a small amount of space. Spend the day with Assistant Director of Public Programs Laurel Rimmer and Horticultural Interpreter Charles Day as they share the art of trough gardening. Mix up a batch of ‘hypertufa’ and craft a small round trough to take home. Children ages 12 and up welcome with an adult. $25/$15 Wave Hill Member. Registration required, online at www.wavehill.org, by calling (718) 549-3200 x251 or at the Perkins Visitor Center. Meet on the grounds at 10:00 a.m.
  • Alpine Trough Walk: Get inspired by the unique collection of alpine plants artfully arranged in the troughs at the T.H. Everett Alpine House. Free with admission to the grounds (Admission: $8 adults, $4 students and seniors, $2 children 12-18). Registration not required. Meet at Perkins Visitor Center, 1:30 p.m.
  • Alpine Trough Day: Plant an Alpine Trough: Alpine troughs function as miniature, self-contained rock gardens, displaying a variety of diminutive plants in a small amount of space. Spend the day with Assistant Director of Public Programs Laurel Rimmer and Horticultural Interpreter Charles Day as they share the art of trough gardening. Using a rustic pre-made trough, select from a variety of alpine plants and create a miniature landscape for your garden, deck or terrace. $40/$30 Wave Hill Member. Children ages 12 and up welcome with an adult. Registration required, online at www.wavehill.org, by calling 718.549.3200 x251 or at the Perkins Visitor Center. Meet on the grounds at 2:00 p.m.

Photos: Joshua Bright, Mick Hale

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2014-05-04 2014-05-04 10:00 am 40.8987, -73.9125 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5339c31640350.jpg Mon, 28 Jul 2014 12:40:26 EDT
<![CDATA[Spring Wine Festival in the Native Plant Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/04/spring-wine-festival-in-the-native-plant-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/04/spring-wine-festival-in-the-native-plant-garden Date: May 4, 2014

During this oenophile's weekend, join New York Botanical Garden for a flight of palate-pleasing local wines from New York State vintners while experts on winemaking and viticulture invite you to join the conversation during presentations of their crafts. As you sip your wine, enjoy a tour of the Native Plant Garden given by an expert guide who will highlight the significance of the many plant species within. Live acoustic music and snacks for purchase round out a weekend fit for sommeliers and casual wine fans alike.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2014-05-04 2014-05-04 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 12:40:26 EDT
<![CDATA[Weird, Wild & Wonderful]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/04/weird-wild-wonderful http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/04/weird-wild-wonderful Date: May 4, 2014

In homage to the beauty of the botanical world's most bizarre flora, the New York Botanical Garden invited members of the American Society of Botanical Artists to participate in a study of the eccentric, creating works of art based on visually unusual plants chosen by the artists themselves.

View the results of their efforts, 46 captivating paintings and illustrations of exotic specimens, on display in the Ross Gallery.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2014-05-04 2014-05-04 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 12:40:26 EDT
<![CDATA[Wave Hill Family Art Project: Treehouse Parlor]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/04/wave-hill-family-art-project-treehouse-parlor http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/04/wave-hill-family-art-project-treehouse-parlor Date: May 4, 2014

Join visiting artist and sculptor Matt Bua in making a small outdoor dwelling inspired by former Wave Hill resident Mark Twain, who loved to entertain guests with tea in an outdoor, treehouse parlor. Add natural decorations and pictures to the dwelling’s interior to create a cozy literary den, and help make a Mark Twain “zine”, or small magazine.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2014-05-04 2014-05-04 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8976, -73.9113 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 12:40:26 EDT
<![CDATA[Forest Crew]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/04/forest-crew http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/04/forest-crew Date: May 4, 2014

The Highbridge Forest Crew works to remove invasive plants from the park and to care for recently planted native trees.

As part of the Forest Crew you will learn basic invasive and native plant identification, proper removal techniques and an overview of New York Restoration Project’s approach to urban reforestation. Anyone interested in forest ecology, invasive plant removal, and urban forests should join the Forest Crew in their work every Sunday morning.

New members must attend a training and orientation the first Sunday of every month.

Registration required.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 291-6436

Location: 190th Street and Amsterdam Avenue (in Highbridge Park)

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M037 Highbridge Park 2014-05-04 2014-05-04 10:30 am 1:00 pm 40.8534, -73.9267 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/530e4db093a4f.jpg Mon, 28 Jul 2014 12:40:26 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park Day at Albemarle Playground]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/04/its-my-park-day-at-albemarle-playground http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/04/its-my-park-day-at-albemarle-playground Date: May 4, 2014

On May 4th join The Singing Winds, a storytelling series featuring traditional folklore representing the local community in an effort to further beautify Albermarle Playground.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 564-5983

Location: Albemarle Playground

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B297 Albemarle Playground 2014-05-04 2014-05-04 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.6457, -73.9806 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 12:40:26 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/04/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/04/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: May 4, 2014

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Ping Pong Court (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-05-04 2014-05-04 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 12:40:26 EDT
<![CDATA[Celebrate Queens Farm!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/04/celebrate-queens-farm http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/04/celebrate-queens-farm Date: May 4, 2014

What does Springtime mean to us?

Celebration all things Queens Farm! Watch sheep shearing and spinning demos, take a hayride, go on a farmer-led tour, check out our Community Compost Program, and pick up vegetable and flower seedlings at our Spring Plant Sale. Enjoy live music by Savannah Sky and locally-made food by Queens County Market purveyors. Our historic Adriance Farmhouse will be open exclusively for this event with special treats for all!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 347-3276

Location: Queens County Farm Museum (in Queens Farm Park)

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Q453 Queens Farm Park 2014-05-04 2014-05-04 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.7478, -73.7223 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 12:40:26 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/04/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/04/bryant-park-games Date: May 4, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-05-04 2014-05-04 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 12:40:26 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Kubb]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/04/bryant-park-kubb http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/04/bryant-park-kubb Date: May 4, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: The Green (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-05-04 2014-05-04 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 12:40:26 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Putting Green]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/04/bryant-park-putting-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/04/bryant-park-putting-green Date: May 4, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: The Green (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-05-04 2014-05-04 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 12:40:26 EDT
<![CDATA[Happy Hounds Hike]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/04/happy-hounds-hike http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/04/happy-hounds-hike Date: May 4, 2014

Bring your canine companion for a hike through the central Greenbelt. Learn the trails and make new friends.

Remember to bring water and bags to pick up your dog. Registration is required. Please call or email to register.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2014-05-04 2014-05-04 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.5884, -74.1391 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 12:40:26 EDT
<![CDATA[Archery]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/04/archery http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/04/archery Date: May 4, 2014

Archery is a wonderful way to improve focus and develop patience. Our trained Rangers will demonstrate the safe and proper way to draw a bow and shoot an arrow. Archery is a great way to build upper body strength! Participants are chosen by lottery. To enter your name in the lottery, visit nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Wednesday, April 23rd. Archery programs are for ages 8 and up.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Willowbrook Park Archery Range (in Willowbrook Park)

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R030 Willowbrook Park 2014-05-04 2014-05-04 11:00 am 40.6032, -74.1613 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 12:40:26 EDT
<![CDATA[Historic New York: Fort Greene]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/04/historic-new-york-fort-greene http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/04/historic-new-york-fort-greene Date: May 4, 2014

Urban Park Rangers specialize in interpretation of historic turning points, both natural and man-made, in our city's long history. Historic New York programs highlight the history of selected neighborhoods or parks. Fort Greene's history is rife with important names: Walt Whitman, Nathaniel Greene, Frederick Law Olmsted, Calvert Vaux, William Howard Taft, and McKim, Mead and White, to name a few, which hint at the important role the park has played in the city's history.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

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

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B032 Fort Greene Park 2014-05-04 2014-05-04 11:00 am 40.6922, -73.9748 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 12:40:26 EDT
<![CDATA[Food Truck Rally]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/04/food-truck-rally http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/04/food-truck-rally Date: May 4, 2014

The Prospect Park Alliance and the New York City Food Truck Association present a sampling of cuisines from around the world from New York's best food trucks.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Grand Army Plaza

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B040 Grand Army Plaza 2014-05-04 2014-05-04 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.6735, -73.9701 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/532741acbe015.png Mon, 28 Jul 2014 12:40:26 EDT
<![CDATA[Smorgasburg]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/04/smorgasburg http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/04/smorgasburg Date: May 4, 2014

Join us Sundays at Brooklyn Bridge Park's Pier 5 for another season of Brooklyn’s best street food. From brisket to bulgogi and Burmese noodles, to phatty beet sliders, fish and chips and farm-fresh ice cream, there’s always something yummy for everyone. Come enjoy our food with a view.

The markets are open 11:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m., rain or shine, all spring, summer and fall. See ya there!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 5 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-05-04 2014-05-04 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.6947, -74.0016 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 12:40:26 EDT
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Audubon: Wonderful Warblers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/04/popup-audubon-wonderful-warblers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/04/popup-audubon-wonderful-warblers Date: May 4, 2014

The Prospect Park Alliance presents Pop-Up Audubon, now in its second season, which invites families to directly engage with nature through outdoor learning in locations around the Park.

Nature on the Go!: 2 p.m.
Wonderful Warblers provides information and background knowledge needed to fully appreciate why Prospect Park is an essential stopover for birds. Participants also create their own pair of binoculars and learn how to identify these colorful songbirds.
Nature’s Helpers: 3 p.m.
Join the Alliance to spend some time enjoying nature while helping to keep the park clean. Take a tour of the Park and help keep it clean along the way. Gloves, garbage bags, and trash grabbers will be provided.
Family Bird Watching: 4 p.m.
Take a stroll on the Lullwater Trail to look for colorful and unique spring migrants.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

Location: Binnen Bridge (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-05-04 2014-05-04 12:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.6617, -73.9659 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d66b19ebc3.png Mon, 28 Jul 2014 12:40:26 EDT
<![CDATA[Fitness with Fido]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/04/fitness-with-fido http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/04/fitness-with-fido Date: May 4, 2014

Celebrate your pups and your health with a walk in the park. Proceeds will go toward upkeep of the Canine Court dog playground. +

Pre-registration is required.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 796-4541

Location: Canine Court (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2014-05-04 2014-05-04 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.8984, -73.8958 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 12:40:26 EDT
<![CDATA[Pets & Pals/ Walk 4 Paws Party]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/04/pets-palawalk-4-paws-party http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/04/pets-palawalk-4-paws-party Date: May 4, 2014

Join us for a free day of family and pet fun. There will be games, rides, craft projects, pet adoption, microchip clinic by Central Veterinary Associates, animal demonstrations and more. This event is sponsored by City Council Member Mark Weprin. For the dog walk, you can sign up that morning with your dog at 10:00 a.m. or you can register online.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-4793 x301

Location: 76th Avenue and Springfield Boulevard (in Alley Pond Park)

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2014-05-04 2014-05-04 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.7402, -73.7496 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 12:40:26 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Arts, Culture & Fun: Tap Your Way]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/04/tap-your-way http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/04/tap-your-way Date: May 4, 2014

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

Join Larissa Schiano for a Living Through Movement event. Living Through Movement is an intergenerational modern dance company. The focus is to bring the art of dance to the community for everyone.

Please call or visit Greenbelt Recreation Center for details! This event is free and open to the public.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 667-3545

Location: Greenbelt Recreation Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2014-05-04 2014-05-04 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.5926, -74.1358 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 12:40:26 EDT
<![CDATA[Kayak Freshkills Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/04/kayak-freshkills-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/04/kayak-freshkills-park Date: May 4, 2014

Join us as members of the Freshkills Park team, with assistance from Kayak Staten Island and generous support of the Downtown Boathouse, guide you through the creeks of Freshkills Park via kayak. This is an incredible opportunity for you to discover the future potential of Freshkills Park by experiencing the beauty of the waterways, grassy meadows, and trees on site. Kayaks, life vests, and safety training will be provided.

Meeting location will be inside the park - exact location and directions will be provided upon confirmation, and spaces fill up quickly. This tour will be limited to participants ages 16 and up.

Participants will be selected by lottery if the number of prospective participants exceeds the capacity. Register for the lottery at the Freshkills Park Events Page. Email freshkillspark@parks.nyc.gov with questions.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 788-8277

Location: Freshkills Park

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2014-05-04 2014-05-04 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.5771, -74.1864 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51caf7354e4ec.jpg Mon, 28 Jul 2014 12:40:26 EDT
<![CDATA[Brooklyn Bridge Park Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/04/brooklyn-bridge-park-tour3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/04/brooklyn-bridge-park-tour3 Date: May 4, 2014

Join one of Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy's volunteer Docents for a free, guided walking tour of Pier 1.

Tours will cover the the topic of BBP's design, history, and ecology. Learn about the history of the Brooklyn waterfront, BBP's sustainable design, and how the park came to life.

Tours begin at the entrance to Pier 1 and are first-come, first-served. Space is limited, please arrive 15 minutes early to ensure a spot.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 412-1031

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-05-04 2014-05-04 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7017, -73.9969 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 12:40:26 EDT
<![CDATA[Adaptive Table Tennis]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/04/adaptive-table-tennis http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/04/adaptive-table-tennis Date: May 4, 2014

Make use of the center's table tennis tables! Join in this adaptive session for adults and seniors with disabilities.

Recreation Center membership is required to participate.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 397-3159

Location: Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center

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M063 Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center 2014-05-04 2014-05-04 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.7715, -73.9885 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 12:40:26 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Mid-Park Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/04/central-park-tour-midpark-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/04/central-park-tour-midpark-welcome-tour Date: May 4, 2014

Explore Central Park’s central features, including the Lake and Ramble woodland, then marvel at the views from Belvedere Castle. This route involves many hills, stairs, and uneven paths.

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 12:45 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Alexander von Humboldt statue (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-05-04 2014-05-04 12:00 pm 12:45 pm 40.7794, -73.9734 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53063d734c462.jpg Mon, 28 Jul 2014 12:40:26 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park Day at King Fisher Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/04/its-my-park-day-at-kingfisher-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/04/its-my-park-day-at-kingfisher-park Date: May 4, 2014

On It's My Park Day, please join the local community in cleaning the trails and perimeter of the pond at King Fisher Park.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 390-8016

Location: Miles Avenue and Fairfield Street (in King Fisher Park)

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R140 King Fisher Park 2014-05-04 2014-05-04 1:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.5626, -74.1533 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 12:40:26 EDT
<![CDATA[Conference House Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/04/house-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/04/house-tours Date: May 4, 2014

Come to the Conference House in Tottenville for guided tours through an historic house where Benjamin Franklin, Edward Rutledge, John Adams, and Lord Howe met in an attempt to end the Revolutionary War. After taking a guided tour, experience the rich views of nature at Conference House Park, as well as stopping by the Visitor's Center to view our rotating exhibits!

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 984-6046

Location: Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2014-05-04 2014-05-04 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.502, -74.2514 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5339a985105b4.jpg Mon, 28 Jul 2014 12:40:26 EDT
<![CDATA[Hike to Alley Giant (Moderate)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/04/hike-to-alley-giant-moderate http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/04/hike-to-alley-giant-moderate Date: May 4, 2014

Hiking is the ultimate way to enjoy the outdoors and reduce stress. Regardless of the intensity level, it is a great way to burn calories and stay fit. Our Urban Park Ranger hiking guides will introduce you to the hidden gems of New York City and places often off-limits to the general public. Our moderate hikes include longer, faster paced hikes, which may include rugged terrain. For all hiking programs we recommend wearing comfortable shoes or boots, and packing water and a light snack.

Registration is required. To register, please visit nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Wednesday, April 23rd.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Alley Pond Park

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2014-05-04 2014-05-04 1:00 pm 40.7441, -73.7442 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 12:40:26 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Irish Arts Center presents Irish Dance Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/04/summer-on-the-hudson-irish-arts-center http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/04/summer-on-the-hudson-irish-arts-center Date: May 4, 2014

Irish Arts Center returns with its 13th annual day-long Irish Dance Festival featuring performances by hundreds of the best Irish dancers, with opportunities for the whole family to join in.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Pier I (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2014-05-04 2014-05-04 1:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.7797, -73.9889 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/531f334a04933.jpg Mon, 28 Jul 2014 12:40:26 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Walking Tour in Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/04/garden-walking-tour-in-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/04/garden-walking-tour-in-fort-tryon-park Date: May 4, 2014

Take a tour of the "Park for All Seasons." Take a walking tour of the Heather and Alpine Gardens of Fort Tryon Park. Discover which plants are in bloom in each of the seasons, even in the dead of winter. Learn about the gardens' history, future, and secrets from a member of Fort Tryon's expert horticulture staff.

These tours are wheelchair accessible but persons with mobility issues may find them challenging because of the park's many steep paths.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2014-05-04 2014-05-04 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.8606, -73.9338 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 12:40:26 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Kids Time: Game Social]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/04/bryant-park-kids-time-game-social http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/04/bryant-park-kids-time-game-social Date: May 4, 2014

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

Though kids games are available whenever we are open, the Kids Time Game Social lets the little ones enjoy games geared especially towards them. Learn about Candyland, Old Maid, Memory, or Operation every weekend.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-05-04 2014-05-04 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 12:40:26 EDT
<![CDATA[QBG Craft Table at The Shops at Skyview Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/04/qbg-craft-table-at-the-shops-at-skyview-center http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/04/qbg-craft-table-at-the-shops-at-skyview-center Date: May 4, 2014

Make papel picado (perforated paper) flags for Cinco de Mayo!

Supplies are limited and times/location are subject to change.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Shops at SkyView Center

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2014-05-04 2014-05-04 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7578, -73.8347 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 12:40:26 EDT
<![CDATA[History In Your Hands: Fleece Fun]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/04/history-in-your-hands-fleece-fun1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/04/history-in-your-hands-fleece-fun1 Date: May 4, 2014

Come to Lefferts and see how wool was used on a colonial farm. You can brush the wool with carding paddles, spin yarn using a drop spindle, and even make a felt ball to take home with you.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 789-2822 x301

Location: Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-05-04 2014-05-04 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6643, -73.9639 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51635132de039.jpg Mon, 28 Jul 2014 12:40:26 EDT
<![CDATA[History In Your Hands: Flax to Linen]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/04/history-in-your-hands-flax-to-linen http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/04/history-in-your-hands-flax-to-linen Date: May 4, 2014

Come check on our flax crop and try out tools used to process flax fibers into linen cloth.

The Prospect Park Alliance will be on hand to help you feel different pieces of linen cloth to compare the weaves and try on some linen reproduction clothes for a fun photo-op in our farm wagon.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 789-2822 x301

Location: Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-05-04 2014-05-04 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6643, -73.9639 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/537519d8d5698.jpg Mon, 28 Jul 2014 12:40:26 EDT
<![CDATA[Lecture Series: Gus Schumacher, Farming in Flushing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/04/gus-schumacher-farming-in-flushing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/04/gus-schumacher-farming-in-flushing Date: May 4, 2014

An authority on all things food, Gus Schumacher’s family has been in the farming industry since his great-grandfather emigrated in 1848 from Germany to New York and rented some land in the city. His grandfather, Fred Schumacher, was born on their farm in 1865 and then moved the family’s farm in 1888 to Flushing, where they farmed in Queens County until 1968.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 939-0647 x17

Location: Kingsland Homestead

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2014-05-04 2014-05-04 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.7637, -73.824 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5327314674a1c.jpg Mon, 28 Jul 2014 12:40:26 EDT
<![CDATA[Shakespeare in the Park: Much Ado About Nothing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/04/shakespeare-in-the-park-much-ado-about-nothing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/04/shakespeare-in-the-park-much-ado-about-nothing Date: May 4, 2014

Hamish Linklater and Tony® nominee Lily Rabe return to the Park this summer as the wise-cracking, would-be lovers Beatrice and Benedick in the beloved romantic comedy Much Ado About Nothing. Central Park becomes sun-drenched Sicily at the turn of the last century, where the heat of summer ignites the fevered passions of lovesick ladies in corsets and pining gentlemen spying from the verandah. Three-time Tony winner Jack O’Brien directs this delightful skirmish of wit between two self-declared bachelors tricked by their mischief-making friends into falling in love against their will and in spite of their own hearts.

Free tickets to the 2014 season will once again be distributed in the Park, online via the Virtual Ticketing Lottery, and in the five boroughs of New York City. Visit the tickets page for more information.

New York's most treasured summer tradition, Free Shakespeare in the Park, celebrates its 52nd season in Central Park's famous Delacorte Theater. Love and madness, laughter and tragedy combine for a uniquely thrilling season of exciting theater and exceptional performances under the stars. Join over 5 million people who have enjoyed The Public Theater's free performances and experience the heights of romance and the depths of duplicity in a setting unlike any other, in the heart of Manhattan.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Delacorte Theater (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-05-04 2014-05-04 8:00 pm 40.7799, -73.9688 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 12:40:26 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Birding Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/05/bryant-park-birding-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/05/bryant-park-birding-tours Date: May 5, 2014

Discover the surprising diversity of the birds that call Bryant Park home during migratory season with guided tours. Presented in partnership with the New York City Audubon Society.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 'wichcraft Coffee Kiosk (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-05-05 2014-05-05 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.7547, -73.9841 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 12:40:26 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition by Ruth Marshall: Closely Knit: A Textile Analysis of Animals]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/05/exhibition-by-ruth-marshallclosely-knit-a-textile-analysis-of-animals http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/05/exhibition-by-ruth-marshallclosely-knit-a-textile-analysis-of-animals Date: May 5, 2014

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-05-05 2014-05-05 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5351860bdbc4f.jpeg Mon, 28 Jul 2014 12:40:26 EDT