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 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 15:58:17 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[Bryant Park Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/29/bryant-park-tai-chi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/29/bryant-park-tai-chi Date: May 29, 2014

Tai Chi and Eternal Spring are instructed by members of the Tai Chi Chuan Center. Open to all ages and experience levels.

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-05-29 2014-05-29 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.7541, -73.9845 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 11:58:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/29/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/29/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: May 29, 2014

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

All of our fitness programs are free, led by trained professionals, and suitable for all levels. Wear comfortable clothing and bring water. Please check back for rain and weather/air advisory cancels. Fitness programs are canceled if the weather is lower than 20 degrees.

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

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

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2014-05-29 2014-05-29 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.8606, -73.9338 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5395c8d750ccf.jpg Thu, 31 Jul 2014 11:58:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: Harvesting Our History: The Story of Queens Botanical Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/29/art-in-the-garden-harvesting-our-history-the-story-of-queens-botanical-garden7 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/29/art-in-the-garden-harvesting-our-history-the-story-of-queens-botanical-garden7 Date: May 29, 2014

Get a sense of Queens Botanical Garden's past and how both the 1939 and 1964 New York World's Fairs influenced the Garden's development. This exhibit is created largely from the Garden's own archives with images that illustrate these important events in New York City's history.

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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<![CDATA[Exhibition by Ruth Marshall: Closely Knit: A Textile Analysis of Animals]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/29/exhibition-by-ruth-marshallclosely-knit-a-textile-analysis-of-animals http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/29/exhibition-by-ruth-marshallclosely-knit-a-textile-analysis-of-animals Date: May 29, 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 2014-05-29 2014-05-29 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5351860bdbc4f.jpeg Thu, 31 Jul 2014 11:58:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Seniors Fitness: Walking]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/29/seniors-fitness-walking http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/29/seniors-fitness-walking Date: May 29, 2014

Walking is an excellent way to stay fit and enjoy the scenes of the city.

For ages 60+; pre-registration is required.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 760-6999

Location: Indian Field Comfort Station (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2014-05-29 2014-05-29 9:00 am 40.8959, -73.8782 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 11:58:18 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/29/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/29/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga3 Date: May 29, 2014

The CityParks Seniors Fitness program offers free tennis lessons, yoga instruction, and fitness walking in 14 parks across the city. The program aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help us feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis. No matter how old we are, our bodies always benefit from physical activity. All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718)760-6999

Location: Roy Wilkins Park Parking Lot

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2014-05-29 2014-05-29 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.6863, -73.7689 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d7831dc747.jpg Thu, 31 Jul 2014 11:58:18 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Tennis]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/29/cityparks-seniors-fitness-tennis2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/29/cityparks-seniors-fitness-tennis2 Date: May 29, 2014

The CityParks Seniors Fitness program offers free tennis lessons, yoga instruction, and fitness walking in 14 parks across the city. The program aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help us feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis. No matter how old we are, our bodies always benefit from physical activity. All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718)760-6999

Location: Cunningham Park at 193rd Street

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2014-05-29 2014-05-29 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.7302, -73.7774 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d6e23b6354.jpg Thu, 31 Jul 2014 11:58:18 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/29/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/29/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga1 Date: May 29, 2014

The CityParks Seniors Fitness program offers free tennis lessons, yoga instruction, and fitness walking in 14 parks across the city. The program aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help us feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis. No matter how old we are, our bodies always benefit from physical activity. All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718)760-6999

Location: East 86th Street and East End Avenue (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2014-05-29 2014-05-29 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.7749, -73.9438 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d78aba2a4c.jpg Thu, 31 Jul 2014 11:58:18 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Walking]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/29/cityparks-seniors-fitness-walking http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/29/cityparks-seniors-fitness-walking Date: May 29, 2014

The CityParks Seniors Fitness program offers free tennis lessons, yoga instruction, and fitness walking in 14 parks across the city. The program aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help us feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis. No matter how old we are, our bodies always benefit from physical activity. All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718)760-6999

Location: Woodlawn Tennis Courts (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2014-05-29 2014-05-29 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.8966, -73.8786 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d76499ca57.jpg Thu, 31 Jul 2014 11:58:18 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/29/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/29/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga Date: May 29, 2014

The CityParks Seniors Fitness program offers free tennis lessons, yoga instruction, and fitness walking in 14 parks across the city. The program aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help us feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis. No matter how old we are, our bodies always benefit from physical activity. All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718)760-6999

Location: Middletown Rd & Stadium Ave (in Pelham Bay Park)

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2014-05-29 2014-05-29 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.8485, -73.8199 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d787974f5b.jpg Thu, 31 Jul 2014 11:58:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Fitness Walk at Joe Michaels Mile]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/29/fitness-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/29/fitness-walk Date: May 29, 2014

Join other adults in a weekly fitness walking program that starts at the western end of Joe Michaels Mile (near the front of Fort Totten). No registration is required.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: 718-352-4793 ext. 301

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

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Q012 Crocheron Park 2014-05-29 2014-05-29 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.7888, -73.7821 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 11:58:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Urban Oasis: 30 Years Painting Bronx Parks by Daniel Hauben]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/29/urban-oasis-30-years-painting-bronx-parks-daniel-hauben http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/29/urban-oasis-30-years-painting-bronx-parks-daniel-hauben Date: May 29, 2014

Well known for his urban vistas, Daniel Hauben has spent many a lovely day painting Bronx parks.

His new exhibit at the Poe Park VIsitor Center includes giclee prints on canvas and paper, as well as original oil and pastel paintings in locations such as Van Cortlandt Park, the Bronx Zoo, the New York Botanical Gardens, Wave Hill, Saint James Park, Old Fort Four Park, Pelham Bay Park, and Poe Park.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-05-29 2014-05-29 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 11:58:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Stretch, Tone and Balance]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/29/shape-up-nyc-stretch-tone-and-balance http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/29/shape-up-nyc-stretch-tone-and-balance Date: May 29, 2014

McDonald Park House is Staten Island's home of Shape Up NYC! Take part in 14 fitness classes per week for free.

Stretch, Tone and Balance is a moderate, heart-pumping workout that strengthens and lengthens muscles and improves imbalance.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: McDonald Park House (in McDonald Playground)

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R034 McDonald Playground 2014-05-29 2014-05-29 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.6291, -74.1155 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 11:58:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/29/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/29/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: May 29, 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 2014-05-29 2014-05-29 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Thu, 31 Jul 2014 11:58:18 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Senior Fitness: Tennis]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/29/cityparks-senior-fitness-tennis http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/29/cityparks-senior-fitness-tennis Date: May 29, 2014

The CityParks Seniors Fitness program offers free tennis lessons, yoga instruction, and fitness walking in 14 parks across the city. The program aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help us feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis. No matter how old we are, our bodies always benefit from physical activity. All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718)760-6999

Location: Roy Wilkins Park Parking Lot

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2014-05-29 2014-05-29 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.6863, -73.7689 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d798f8788b.jpg Thu, 31 Jul 2014 11:58:18 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/29/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/29/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga2 Date: May 29, 2014

The CityParks Seniors Fitness program offers free tennis lessons, yoga instruction, and fitness walking in 14 parks across the city. The program aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help us feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis. No matter how old we are, our bodies always benefit from physical activity. All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718)760-6999

Location: Cunningham Park at 193rd Street

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2014-05-29 2014-05-29 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7302, -73.7774 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d7b33aef25.jpg Thu, 31 Jul 2014 11:58:18 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Tennis]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/29/cityparks-seniors-fitness-tennis1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/29/cityparks-seniors-fitness-tennis1 Date: May 29, 2014

The CityParks Seniors Fitness program offers free tennis lessons, yoga instruction, and fitness walking in 14 parks across the city. The program aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help us feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis. No matter how old we are, our bodies always benefit from physical activity. All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718)760-6999

Location: W. 207 St. & Seaman Ave. (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2014-05-29 2014-05-29 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.869, -73.9224 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d79c993d9b.jpg Thu, 31 Jul 2014 11:58:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Greenbelt Tree Tots]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/29/greenbelt-tree-tots http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/29/greenbelt-tree-tots Date: May 29, 2014

Join us for a dynamic exploration of the wonders of the forest. Through hands-on activities, observations, finger plays, games, and stories, children will become familiar with the sights and sounds of the forest.

The program will take place indoors and outdoors for 3-4 year olds and their caregivers. Registration required. Space is limited.

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 2014-05-29 2014-05-29 10:00 am 10:45 am 40.5884, -74.1391 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 11:58:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Plein Air Landscape Drawing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/29/plein-air-landscape-drawing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/29/plein-air-landscape-drawing Date: May 29, 2014

Join artist Geri Smith to develop artistic direction while building technical and compositional skills in an outdoor setting. Learn how to simplify gardens and landscape into essential shape, tone, texture, and line, creating a personal visual vocabulary of b/w graphite drawings. All levels welcome. Please bring a folding chair. Materials list provided. Six classes. Registration required at info@bpmm.org or (718) 885-1461.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 885-1461

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2014-05-29 2014-05-29 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.8705, -73.8109 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 11:58:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Weird, Wild & Wonderful]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/29/weird-wild-wonderful http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/29/weird-wild-wonderful Date: May 29, 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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2014-05-29 2014-05-29 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 11:58:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Stretching, Toning, Relaxation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/29/stretching-toning-relaxation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/29/stretching-toning-relaxation Date: May 29, 2014

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 2014-05-29 2014-05-29 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 11:58:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Cardio, Toning, and Stretching]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/29/shape-up-nyc-cardio-toning-and-stretching http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/29/shape-up-nyc-cardio-toning-and-stretching Date: May 29, 2014

This medium intensity class will boost your energy levels, improve your health, and get your heart pumping.

Suitable for all ages and levels of fitness. No equipment needed other than supportive sneakers and suitable clothing. We recommend bringing a mat.

Event is subject to change.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-05-29 2014-05-29 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5277fbf99dc4d.jpg Thu, 31 Jul 2014 11:58:18 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Senior Fitness: Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/29/cityparks-senior-fitness-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/29/cityparks-senior-fitness-yoga Date: May 29, 2014

The CityParks Seniors Fitness program offers free tennis lessons, yoga instruction, and fitness walking in 14 parks across the city. The program aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help us feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis. No matter how old we are, our bodies always benefit from physical activity. All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (718)760-6999

Location: John Jay Park

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M045 John Jay Park 2014-05-29 2014-05-29 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.7692, -73.9495 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d78f2979a4.jpg Thu, 31 Jul 2014 11:58:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Locomotive Lawn Live]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/29/summer-on-the-hudson-locomotive-lawn-live http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/29/summer-on-the-hudson-locomotive-lawn-live Date: May 29, 2014

Songs for seeds is a rockin’ music class that encourages kids to dance, play, and sing along with a live band.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: 311

Location: Locomotive Lawn (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2014-05-29 2014-05-29 10:30 am 11:00 am 40.7749, -73.9912 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 11:58:18 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks PuppetMobile Presents: LITTLE RED’S HOOD]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/29/cityparks-puppetmobile-presents-little-reds-hood http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/29/cityparks-puppetmobile-presents-little-reds-hood Date: May 29, 2014

Little Red’s Hood is a fresh retelling of the classic “Little Red Riding Hood” tale updated with a modern sensibility that will appeal to kids. The production features a dozen, hand-made marionettes crafted by the expert puppeteers from the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre.

Like many of today’s children, Little Red is a smart, young city slicker who is too focused on her smartphone to notice her surroundings. Wulfric is a misunderstood wolf with a sweet tooth. When Little Red travels from New York City to the country to deliver some cupcakes to her Grandma, she encounters a colorful cast of characters as Wulfric the Wolf tries to head her off at the pass.

Little Red’s Hood is directed by Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre’s Artistic Director Bruce Cannon and written by Liam Hurley.

The CityParks PuppetMobile is the oldest continually operating company of its kind in the country, which presents free performances and puppet-making workshops in neighborhood parks, recreation centers and schools throughout New York City.

Event Website: https://www.cityparksfoundation.org/arts/puppetmobile/

View the complete 2014 PuppetMobile schedule here

Start time: 10:30 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Brownsville Recreation Center (in Brownsville Playground)

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B270 Brownsville Playground 2014-05-29 2014-05-29 10:30 am 40.6566, -73.902 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53694a111bbbc.jpg Thu, 31 Jul 2014 11:58:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/29/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/29/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: May 29, 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 2014-05-29 2014-05-29 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 11:58:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Chess & Backgammon]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/29/bryant-park-chess-backgammon http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/29/bryant-park-chess-backgammon Date: May 29, 2014

Game boards, including chess and backgammon, are available for a small few. Endorsed by the Marshall Chess Club.

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 2014-05-29 2014-05-29 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 11:58:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/29/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/29/bryant-park-games Date: May 29, 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 2014-05-29 2014-05-29 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 11:58:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Kubb]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/29/bryant-park-kubb http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/29/bryant-park-kubb Date: May 29, 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 2014-05-29 2014-05-29 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 11:58:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Putting Green]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/29/bryant-park-putting-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/29/bryant-park-putting-green Date: May 29, 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 2014-05-29 2014-05-29 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 11:58:18 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Tennis]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/29/cityparks-seniors-fitness-tennis http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/29/cityparks-seniors-fitness-tennis Date: May 29, 2014

The CityParks Seniors Fitness program offers free tennis lessons, yoga instruction, and fitness walking in 14 parks across the city. The program aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help us feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis. No matter how old we are, our bodies always benefit from physical activity. All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718)760-6999

Location: Tennis Courts (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2014-05-29 2014-05-29 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.6082, -73.935 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d7a740b326.jpg Thu, 31 Jul 2014 11:58:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Conversational English]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/29/conversational-english http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/29/conversational-english Date: May 29, 2014

Participants will explore different topics through conversation, to explore their English diction and comprehension.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-05-29 2014-05-29 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 11:58:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Adaptive Track and Field]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/29/adaptive-track-and-field http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/29/adaptive-track-and-field Date: May 29, 2014

Train for the Paralympics through this program! Persons with disabilities are welcome to participate, whether competitively or recreationally.

Recreation Center membership is required to join.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 293-5934

Location: West Bronx Recreation Center

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X261 West Bronx Recreation Center 2014-05-29 2014-05-29 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8441, -73.9188 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 11:58:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Board Game Social]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/29/bryant-park-board-game-social http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/29/bryant-park-board-game-social Date: May 29, 2014

Join us at our all new weekly Game Socials to meet up with like-minded players interested in the same games as you. The Board Game Social features games in their classic form with a board, special pieces and a little bit of competition. Try classics like Sorry, Clue, Monopoly, or Life.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-05-29 2014-05-29 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 11:58:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/29/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/29/bryant-park-juggling Date: May 29, 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: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-05-29 2014-05-29 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 11:58:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: The Ramble]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/29/central-park-tour-the-ramble http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/29/central-park-tour-the-ramble Date: May 29, 2014

Pass over streams and under arches on a maze of pathways in this secluded, 38-acre woodland on this route, which involves many hills and 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) 772-0288

Location: Belvedere Castle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-05-29 2014-05-29 12:00 pm 1:15 pm 40.7793, -73.9691 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/530feb06b56e8.jpg Thu, 31 Jul 2014 11:58:18 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks PuppetMobile Presents: LITTLE RED’S HOOD]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/29/cityparks-puppetmobile-presents-little-reds-hood1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/29/cityparks-puppetmobile-presents-little-reds-hood1 Date: May 29, 2014

Little Red’s Hood is a fresh retelling of the classic “Little Red Riding Hood” tale updated with a modern sensibility that will appeal to kids. The production features a dozen, hand-made marionettes crafted by the expert puppeteers from the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre.

Like many of today’s children, Little Red is a smart, young city slicker who is too focused on her smartphone to notice her surroundings. Wulfric is a misunderstood wolf with a sweet tooth. When Little Red travels from New York City to the country to deliver some cupcakes to her Grandma, she encounters a colorful cast of characters as Wulfric the Wolf tries to head her off at the pass.

Little Red’s Hood is directed by Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre’s Artistic Director Bruce Cannon and written by Liam Hurley.

The CityParks PuppetMobile is the oldest continually operating company of its kind in the country, which presents free performances and puppet-making workshops in neighborhood parks, recreation centers and schools throughout New York City.

Event Website: https://www.cityparksfoundation.org/arts/puppetmobile/

View the complete 2014 PuppetMobile schedule here

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Brownsville Recreation Center (in Brownsville Playground)

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B270 Brownsville Playground 2014-05-29 2014-05-29 12:00 pm 40.6566, -73.902 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53694a111bbbc.jpg Thu, 31 Jul 2014 11:58:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Blooming Naturalists]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/29/blooming-naturalists http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/29/blooming-naturalists Date: May 29, 2014

So you think you are a naturalist? Join the Alliance at the Audubon Center in this Introduction to Bird Watching series. Using fun games and activities learn what makes birds so special!

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-05-29 2014-05-29 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5327482a3015f.png Thu, 31 Jul 2014 11:58:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature on the Go!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/29/nature-on-the-go http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/29/nature-on-the-go Date: May 29, 2014

Join the Prospect Park Alliance at the Audubon Center to learn about the nature that is all around us. A naturalist leads children and families to areas near the Audubon Center to discover the flora and fauna in the park. Meet at the Audubon Center.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-05-29 2014-05-29 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51634824e03ed.jpg Thu, 31 Jul 2014 11:58:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Animal Encounter]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/29/animal-encounter http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/29/animal-encounter Date: May 29, 2014

Curious as to how "Snappy" the turtle got her name? Want to watch the snake gobble up a mouse? Join the Alliance at the Audubon Center to learn more about the animals in our collection. Discover what it takes to care for these amazing creatures and assist in an actual feeding. There will also be opportunities to get up close and personal!

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-05-29 2014-05-29 3:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5163470fe9ca2.png Thu, 31 Jul 2014 11:58:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Volunteer with the Garden Crew]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/29/garden-crew1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/29/garden-crew1 Date: May 29, 2014

The garden crew will be meeting regularly to maintain and revitalize the ornamental and native plantings around Sherman Creek and Swindler Cove. As part of 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.

Please register by email.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone: (917) 291-6436

Location: Sherman Creek Park (in Sherman Creek)

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M300 Sherman Creek 2014-05-29 2014-05-29 4:00 pm 6:30 pm 40.8611, -73.918 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 11:58:18 EDT
<![CDATA[How to Build a 3-Bin Compost System]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/29/how-to-build-a-threebin-compost-system http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/29/how-to-build-a-threebin-compost-system Date: May 29, 2014

Learn the basics of composting garden and food waste to make the soil in your garden burst with healthy fruits and vegetables, and join us as we begin construction of a 3-Bin Compost System.

Grow to Learn registered schools only may request soil, compost, and lumber for Fall delivery.

Please RSVP below.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 788-8073

Location: Golden Harvest Food Pantry Garden

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2014-05-29 2014-05-29 5:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.6912, -73.9431 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 11:58:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/29/bryant-park-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/29/bryant-park-yoga Date: May 29, 2014

Perfect your downward dog on the lush lawn with YogaWorks instructors.

Mats provided by Athleta. Presented by Athleta. Pre-register at the link below, or register on-site. Walk-ins are welcome!

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park Lawn (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-05-29 2014-05-29 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.7535, -73.9837 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 11:58:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Bootcamp]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/29/shape-up-nyc-bootcamp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/29/shape-up-nyc-bootcamp Date: May 29, 2014

McDonald Park House is Staten Island's home of Shape Up NYC! Take part in 14 fitness classes per week for free.

Bootcamp is a total body workout that addresses muscle strength and endurance while keeping the heart rate up to burn calories and improve cardiovascular health.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: McDonald Park House (in McDonald Playground)

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R034 McDonald Playground 2014-05-29 2014-05-29 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.6291, -74.1155 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 11:58:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Wheelchair Basketball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/29/wheelchair-basketball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/29/wheelchair-basketball Date: May 29, 2014

Compete in this challenging sport! Shoot some hoops while making new friends. All adults are welcome, including both disabled and able-bodied athletes. Recreation Center membership is required to participate.

For more information, email Deputy Center Manager Emanuel Diaz at Emanuel.Diaz@parks.nyc.gov.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 255-3705

Location: Chelsea Recreation Center

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M260 Chelsea Recreation Center 2014-05-29 2014-05-29 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.7483, -74.0022 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 11:58:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Positive Reinforcement Dog Training]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/29/summer-on-the-hudson-positive-reinforcement-dog-training http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/29/summer-on-the-hudson-positive-reinforcement-dog-training Date: May 29, 2014

Jay Andors (KPA-CTP) of NY Clicker Training and Lauren Wojcik (KPA-CTP) of Lauren’s Leash lead a six-week training seminar that will give you foundation skills for a lifetime of good dog behavior.

For the first session leave your dog at home. Pre-registration and NYC dog license required.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 408-0219

Location: Pier I (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2014-05-29 2014-05-29 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.7797, -73.9889 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 11:58:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Shakespeare: Hamlet]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/29/bryant-park-shakespeare-hamlet http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/29/bryant-park-shakespeare-hamlet Date: May 29, 2014

There's something rotten in the park and it's definitely not the trash cans. Celebrate Shakespeare's 450th birthday with his greatest play, produced by the irreverent and addictive summer troupe that creates LES' Shakespeare in the Parking Lot.

Presented by The Drilling Company. Directed by Hamilton Clancy.

Runs Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, May 15 - May 31. Show starts at 7:00 p.m.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-05-29 2014-05-29 7:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.7534, -73.9827 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 11:58:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: Harvesting Our History: The Story of Queens Botanical Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/30/art-in-the-garden-harvesting-our-history-the-story-of-queens-botanical-garden7 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/30/art-in-the-garden-harvesting-our-history-the-story-of-queens-botanical-garden7 Date: May 30, 2014

Get a sense of Queens Botanical Garden's past and how both the 1939 and 1964 New York World's Fairs influenced the Garden's development. This exhibit is created largely from the Garden's own archives with images that illustrate these important events in New York City's history.

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-05-30 2014-05-30 8:30 am 5:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 11:58:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition by Ruth Marshall: Closely Knit: A Textile Analysis of Animals]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/30/exhibition-by-ruth-marshallclosely-knit-a-textile-analysis-of-animals http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/30/exhibition-by-ruth-marshallclosely-knit-a-textile-analysis-of-animals Date: May 30, 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 2014-05-30 2014-05-30 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5351860bdbc4f.jpeg Thu, 31 Jul 2014 11:58:18 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/30/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/30/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga Date: May 30, 2014

The CityParks Seniors Fitness program offers free tennis lessons, yoga instruction, and fitness walking in 14 parks across the city. The program aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help us feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis. No matter how old we are, our bodies always benefit from physical activity. All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718)760-6999

Location: Brielle Ave. between Rockland Ave. and Wolcott Ave. (in LaTourette Park & Golf Course)

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R013 LaTourette Park & Golf Course 2014-05-30 2014-05-30 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.5911, -74.1395 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d7770760a4.jpg Thu, 31 Jul 2014 11:58:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Urban Oasis: 30 Years Painting Bronx Parks by Daniel Hauben]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/30/urban-oasis-30-years-painting-bronx-parks-daniel-hauben http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/30/urban-oasis-30-years-painting-bronx-parks-daniel-hauben Date: May 30, 2014

Well known for his urban vistas, Daniel Hauben has spent many a lovely day painting Bronx parks.

His new exhibit at the Poe Park VIsitor Center includes giclee prints on canvas and paper, as well as original oil and pastel paintings in locations such as Van Cortlandt Park, the Bronx Zoo, the New York Botanical Gardens, Wave Hill, Saint James Park, Old Fort Four Park, Pelham Bay Park, and Poe Park.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-05-30 2014-05-30 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 11:58:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Yoga in the Orangerie Spring Series]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/30/yoga-in-the-orangerie-spring-series http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/30/yoga-in-the-orangerie-spring-series Date: May 30, 2014

A beginner-level class also suitable for those who want to deepen their practice in a steady, mindful approach.

Taught by certified Anusara® yoga teacher Ann Casapini in a serene, sunlit space.

Ten classes. Class size limited to 12. Registration and pre-payment required.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:15 am

Contact phone: (718) 885-1461

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2014-05-30 2014-05-30 9:00 am 10:15 am 40.8705, -73.8109 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 11:58:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/30/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/30/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: May 30, 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 2014-05-30 2014-05-30 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Thu, 31 Jul 2014 11:58:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Weird, Wild & Wonderful]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/30/weird-wild-wonderful http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/30/weird-wild-wonderful Date: May 30, 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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2014-05-30 2014-05-30 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 11:58:18 EDT
<![CDATA[English Reading For Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/30/english-reading-for-adults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/30/english-reading-for-adults Date: May 30, 2014

This class is for individuals who speak English. Class will focus on strategies improve reading, diction and writing.

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 2014-05-30 2014-05-30 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 11:58:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Sit Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/30/sit-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/30/sit-aerobics Date: May 30, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 771-2787

Location: St. Johns Recreation Center

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2014-05-30 2014-05-30 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.6735, -73.9348 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 11:58:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/30/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/30/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: May 30, 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 2014-05-30 2014-05-30 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 11:58:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Chess & Backgammon]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/30/bryant-park-chess-backgammon http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/30/bryant-park-chess-backgammon Date: May 30, 2014

Game boards, including chess and backgammon, are available for a small few. Endorsed by the Marshall Chess Club.

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 2014-05-30 2014-05-30 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 11:58:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/30/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/30/bryant-park-games Date: May 30, 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 2014-05-30 2014-05-30 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 11:58:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Kubb]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/30/bryant-park-kubb http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/30/bryant-park-kubb Date: May 30, 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 2014-05-30 2014-05-30 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 11:58:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Putting Green]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/30/bryant-park-putting-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/30/bryant-park-putting-green Date: May 30, 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 2014-05-30 2014-05-30 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 11:58:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/30/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/30/bryant-park-juggling Date: May 30, 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: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-05-30 2014-05-30 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 11:58:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Pilates]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/30/shape-up-nyc-pilates http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/30/shape-up-nyc-pilates Date: May 30, 2014

Join us for an introductory class to the Pilates method. These conditioning exercises can create length in the body, and improve flexibility and strength.

Please bring your own mat. The class is open to adults and seniors and no registration is required. Events subject to change.

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 2014-05-30 2014-05-30 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/528134f69ac11.jpg Thu, 31 Jul 2014 11:58:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Lunchtime Listen - Sonnet Man]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/30/summer-on-the-hudson-lunchtime-listen-sonnet-mann http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/30/summer-on-the-hudson-lunchtime-listen-sonnet-mann Date: May 30, 2014

Devin Glover sets Shakespeare's love sonnets to Hip Hop.

Bring a bag of yummies and eat lunch while drinking in the reverberations.

Thank you to our 2014 Summer on the Hudson in West Harlem Piers Park sponsor Fairway Market.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: 130th Street and Marginal Street (in West Harlem Piers)

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M376 West Harlem Piers 2014-05-30 2014-05-30 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.8188, -73.9611 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 11:58:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Tavern & Its Green]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/30/central-park-tour-tavern-its-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/30/central-park-tour-tavern-its-green Date: May 30, 2014

Discover the parade ground that became the Sheep Meadow and sheepfold that became a world famous restaurant, then explore the Children’s District and the Mall with its statues and majestic stand of American Elms.

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 30 m.p.h. 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) 794-6564

Location: Giuseppe Mazzini statue (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-05-30 2014-05-30 12:00 pm 1:15 pm 40.7728, -73.9768 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/530fee6feec9f.jpg Thu, 31 Jul 2014 11:58:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Fencing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/30/bryant-park-fencing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/30/bryant-park-fencing Date: May 30, 2014

Take a stab at the modern sport of fencing with masters from Manhattan Fencing Center. No prior experience needed, and equipment is provided. Registration required at (212) 382-2255. Drop-ins considered if space allows.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Fifth Avenue Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-05-30 2014-05-30 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.7528, -73.9816 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 11:58:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Blooming Naturalists]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/30/blooming-naturalists http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/30/blooming-naturalists Date: May 30, 2014

So you think you are a naturalist? Join the Alliance at the Audubon Center in this Introduction to Bird Watching series. Using fun games and activities learn what makes birds so special!

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-05-30 2014-05-30 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5327482a3015f.png Thu, 31 Jul 2014 11:58:18 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Tennis]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/30/cityparks-seniors-fitness-tennis http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/30/cityparks-seniors-fitness-tennis Date: May 30, 2014

The CityParks Seniors Fitness program offers free tennis lessons, yoga instruction, and fitness walking in 14 parks across the city. The program aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help us feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis. No matter how old we are, our bodies always benefit from physical activity. All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718)760-6999

Location: Tennis Center (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-05-30 2014-05-30 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.79, -73.9619 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d7ba922a4e.jpg Thu, 31 Jul 2014 11:58:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Conference House Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/30/house-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/30/house-tours Date: May 30, 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 2014-05-30 2014-05-30 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.502, -74.2514 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5339a985105b4.jpg Thu, 31 Jul 2014 11:58:18 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park Day at Ten Eyck Playground (PS 196)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/30/its-my-park-day-at-ten-eyck-playground-ps-196 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/30/its-my-park-day-at-ten-eyck-playground-ps-196 Date: May 30, 2014

Join the Friends of Ten Eyck Playground and volunteers to help paint, weed, and clean the park.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 965-6991

Location: Ten Eyck Playground

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B311 Ten Eyck Playground 2014-05-30 2014-05-30 1:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.7089, -73.9389 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 11:58:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Short Story Fiction/Non-Fiction Writing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/30/short-story-fictionnonfiction-writing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/30/short-story-fictionnonfiction-writing Date: May 30, 2014

Work on your fiction/non-fiction short story-writing with an established writer. Get to know your character and create your scene. Use timed writing exercises to flesh out your story idea and develop an interesting character.

This class is for adults.

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 2014-05-30 2014-05-30 1:30 pm 3:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 11:58:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature on the Go!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/30/nature-on-the-go http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/30/nature-on-the-go Date: May 30, 2014

Join the Prospect Park Alliance at the Audubon Center to learn about the nature that is all around us. A naturalist leads children and families to areas near the Audubon Center to discover the flora and fauna in the park. Meet at the Audubon Center.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-05-30 2014-05-30 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51634824e03ed.jpg Thu, 31 Jul 2014 11:58:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Seasonal Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/30/seasonal-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/30/seasonal-crafts Date: May 30, 2014

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 2014-05-30 2014-05-30 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 11:58:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Animal Encounter]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/30/animal-encounter http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/30/animal-encounter Date: May 30, 2014

Curious as to how "Snappy" the turtle got her name? Want to watch the snake gobble up a mouse? Join the Alliance at the Audubon Center to learn more about the animals in our collection. Discover what it takes to care for these amazing creatures and assist in an actual feeding. There will also be opportunities to get up close and personal!

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-05-30 2014-05-30 3:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5163470fe9ca2.png Thu, 31 Jul 2014 11:58:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Adaptive Swim]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/30/adapted-aquatics1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/30/adapted-aquatics1 Date: May 30, 2014

Adapted Aquatics exercise offers a complete body workout and ranges from gentle walking in water to high-energy exercise. It helps alleviate pain, improve circulation, and promote healing and muscle development for those suffering from physical ailments resulting from injury, disease, or aging.

To register, please call the Citywide Aquatics office at 718-760-6969 ext. 0. Recreation Center membership is required to participate.

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 2014-05-30 2014-05-30 3:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7361, -73.9757 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 11:58:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Youth Adaptive Swim]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/30/adapted-aquatics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/30/adapted-aquatics Date: May 30, 2014

Practice your swimming skills in this adaptive swim program for people with disabilities! To register, which is mandatory, please call the Citywide Aquatics office at 718-760-6969 ext. 0.

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

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 5:45 pm

Contact phone: 718-760-6969 ext. 0

Location: Roy Wilkins Recreation Center

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Q448 Roy Wilkins Recreation Center 2014-05-30 2014-05-30 4:00 pm 5:45 pm 40.6881, -73.7701 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 11:58:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Party Game Social]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/30/bryant-park-party-game-social http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/30/bryant-park-party-game-social Date: May 30, 2014

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

The Party Game Social is perfect for large groups and individuals looking to meet other players. With Apples to Apples, Taboo, Scattergories, Jenga and Menu Mash-Up, these games are sure to get the fun started.

Drop in anytime, as many party games allow for late additions.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-05-30 2014-05-30 5:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 11:58:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Shakespeare: Hamlet]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/30/bryant-park-shakespeare-hamlet http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/30/bryant-park-shakespeare-hamlet Date: May 30, 2014

There's something rotten in the park and it's definitely not the trash cans. Celebrate Shakespeare's 450th birthday with his greatest play, produced by the irreverent and addictive summer troupe that creates LES' Shakespeare in the Parking Lot.

Presented by The Drilling Company. Directed by Hamilton Clancy.

Runs Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, May 15 - May 31. Show starts at 7:00 p.m.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-05-30 2014-05-30 7:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.7534, -73.9827 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 11:58:18 EDT
<![CDATA[IS 51 Jazz Band]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/30/is-51-jazz-band http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/30/is-51-jazz-band Date: May 30, 2014

IS-51 Jazz band will be playing in the park.

Bring a blanket and enjoy the wonderful music that they will perform.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 442-0336

Location: Westerleigh Park

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R029 Westerleigh Park 2014-05-30 2014-05-30 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.6198, -74.1345 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 11:58:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Cardio Sculpt]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/30/shape-up-nyc-cardio-sculpt http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/30/shape-up-nyc-cardio-sculpt Date: May 30, 2014

McDonald Park House is Staten Island's home of Shape Up NYC! Take part in 14 fitness classes per week for free.

Cardio Sculpt is a total body workout that addresses muscle strength and endurance while keeping the heart rate up to burn calories and strengthen the cardio respiratory system. Continuous movement to great music makes it fun!

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: McDonald Park House (in McDonald Playground)

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R034 McDonald Playground 2014-05-30 2014-05-30 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.6291, -74.1155 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 11:58:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Movie at Crocheron Park: "Super Buddies"]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/30/movies-across-from-golden-pond-in-crocheron-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/30/movies-across-from-golden-pond-in-crocheron-park Date: May 30, 2014

Bring a low chair or blaket and come watch a free family fun movie!

An ordinary day at Fernfield farms turns extraordinary when Budderball, Mudbud, B-Dawg, Buddha, and Rodebud discover mysterious rings that give them unique super powers to help combat a bully from outer space threatening the planet.

Please bring a blanket or low chair.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-4793

Location: 35th Avenue and Cross Island Parkway (in Crocheron Park)

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Q012 Crocheron Park 2014-05-30 2014-05-30 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.7713, -73.7653 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 11:58:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Films on the Green: Purple Noon]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/30/films-on-the-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/30/films-on-the-green Date: May 30, 2014

Films on the Green, a free outdoor French film festival, will be presenting the thriller Purple Noon, starring Alain Delon, on May 30th in Central Park! In Purple Noon, Tom Ripley is a talented mimic, moocher, forger and all-around criminal improviser; but there's more to Tom Ripley than even he can guess.

Films on the Green is a free outdoor French film festival produced annually in New York City parks by the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the United States, FACE and NYC Parks. Since its inception in 2008, the festival has expanded the reach of French film and brought classic and contemporary movies to local communities.

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time: 11:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 439-1425

Location: Cedar Hill (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-05-30 2014-05-30 8:30 pm 11:00 pm 40.7771, -73.966 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/537ced39afb23.jpg Thu, 31 Jul 2014 11:58:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/31/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/31/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park1 Date: May 31, 2014

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

All of our fitness programs are free, led by trained professionals, and suitable for all levels. Wear comfortable clothing and bring water. Please check back for rain and weather/air advisory cancels. Fitness programs are canceled if the weather is lower than 20 degrees.

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

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

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2014-05-31 2014-05-31 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.8606, -73.9338 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5395c8d750ccf.jpg Thu, 31 Jul 2014 11:58:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Van Cortlandt Track Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/31/van-cortlandt-track-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/31/van-cortlandt-track-club Date: May 31, 2014

Van Cortlandt Track Club runs through and around the Yonkers-Bronx border in small groups.

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 2014-05-31 2014-05-31 8:00 am 40.888, -73.8968 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 11:58:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Bird Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/31/bird-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/31/bird-walk Date: May 31, 2014

NYC Audubon experts lead the way as we marvel at quirky but logical bird behavior and delicate feathers in exquisite patterns.

When birding on your own, check the Nature Sightings log in front of the Nature Center before you head out. At the end of walks, please add your sightings to the log, so others may be aware of recent nature happenings in the park.

Bring binoculars if you have them and wear sturdy shoes!

Start time: 8:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 430-1890

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2014-05-31 2014-05-31 8:00 am 40.8911, -73.894 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 11:58:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Greenmarket at Grand Army Plaza]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/31/greenmarket-at-grand-army-plaza http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/31/greenmarket-at-grand-army-plaza Date: May 31, 2014

At what other market can you do all your food shopping, sample local wine, and take walk in Prospect Park? Open since 1989, Grand Army Plaza 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 2014-05-31 2014-05-31 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.6735, -73.9701 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52c7206a84855.jpg Thu, 31 Jul 2014 11:58:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: Harvesting Our History: The Story of Queens Botanical Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/31/art-in-the-garden-harvesting-our-history-the-story-of-queens-botanical-garden7 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/31/art-in-the-garden-harvesting-our-history-the-story-of-queens-botanical-garden7 Date: May 31, 2014

Get a sense of Queens Botanical Garden's past and how both the 1939 and 1964 New York World's Fairs influenced the Garden's development. This exhibit is created largely from the Garden's own archives with images that illustrate these important events in New York City's history.

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-05-31 2014-05-31 8:30 am 5:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 11:58:18 EDT
<![CDATA[MillionTreesNYC Planting Event at Wolfe's Pond Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/31/milliontreesnyc-planting-event-at-wolfes-pond-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/31/milliontreesnyc-planting-event-at-wolfes-pond-park Date: May 31, 2014

Seven years ago, the city launched the MillionTreesNYC initiative with an ambitious goal: to plant and care for one million new trees across the city. The benefits to be gained were clear: improved air and water quality; reduced pollution from storm water runoff, flooding and erosion; and reduced energy costs, to name a few.
Since 2007, we have come a long way towards reaching our goal of planting one million trees, and we are confident that we will get there.
We invite you to join us this spring to plant trees at Wolfe's Pond Park in Staten Island!

Register online; registration is required.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Cornelia Avenue and Chester Avenue (in Wolfe's Pond Park)

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R031 Wolfe's Pond Park 2014-05-31 2014-05-31 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.5195, -74.1877 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 11:58:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Urban Oasis: 30 Years Painting Bronx Parks by Daniel Hauben]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/31/urban-oasis-30-years-painting-bronx-parks-daniel-hauben http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/31/urban-oasis-30-years-painting-bronx-parks-daniel-hauben Date: May 31, 2014

Well known for his urban vistas, Daniel Hauben has spent many a lovely day painting Bronx parks.

His new exhibit at the Poe Park VIsitor Center includes giclee prints on canvas and paper, as well as original oil and pastel paintings in locations such as Van Cortlandt Park, the Bronx Zoo, the New York Botanical Gardens, Wave Hill, Saint James Park, Old Fort Four Park, Pelham Bay Park, and Poe Park.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-05-31 2014-05-31 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 11:58:18 EDT
<![CDATA[ESL Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/31/esl-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/31/esl-class Date: May 31, 2014

Spanish-speaking adults will learn the basic structure of English from ESL instructor. New students must take a placement test, which is administered at 11am on Saturdays.

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 2014-05-31 2014-05-31 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 11:58:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Cleaning & Maintaining Westerleigh Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/31/cleaningmaintaining-westerleigh-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/31/cleaningmaintaining-westerleigh-park Date: May 31, 2014

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 2014-05-31 2014-05-31 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.6198, -74.1345 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/535b12e79fe5e.jpg Thu, 31 Jul 2014 11:58:18 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park Day at Juan Pablo Duarte Square]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/31/its-my-park-day-at-juan-pablo-duarte-square http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/31/its-my-park-day-at-juan-pablo-duarte-square Date: May 31, 2014

Come out to Juan Pablo Duarte Square to help the Washington Heights Gardening Crew take care of their street trees.

Volunteers are needed to help paint tree guards and to set up cobblestones in tree pits.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (646) 334-1713

Location: 169th Street and St. Nicholas Avenue

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2014-05-31 2014-05-31 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.8419, -73.9391 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 11:58:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Zumba]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/31/shape-up-nyc-zumba http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/31/shape-up-nyc-zumba Date: May 31, 2014

McDonald Park House is Staten Island's home of Shape Up NYC! Take part in 14 fitness classes per week for free.

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: 9:30 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: McDonald Park House (in McDonald Playground)

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R034 McDonald Playground 2014-05-31 2014-05-31 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.6291, -74.1155 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 11:58:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Fly Fishing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/31/bryant-park-fly-fishing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/31/bryant-park-fly-fishing Date: May 31, 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 2014-05-31 2014-05-31 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7528, -73.9816 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 11:58:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Moves]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/31/bryant-park-moves http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/31/bryant-park-moves Date: May 31, 2014

Experience the joy of movement and dance! This modern dance class, now in its fourth year, is led by dancers from the world-renowned Limon Dance Company.

Open to all levels.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park Lawn (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-05-31 2014-05-31 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7535, -73.9837 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 11:58:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Staten Island RC Modelers 4th Annual Charity Fly-In]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/31/staten-island-rc-modelers-4th-annual-charity-flyin5 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/31/staten-island-rc-modelers-4th-annual-charity-flyin5 Date: May 31, 2014

The Staten Island RC Modelers will be hosting their annual Charity Fly-In. This year’s event will benefit the Staten Island Children’s Campaign.

Come enjoy the day watching local RC pilots fly models of planes from WWI to present day.

Donations on behalf of the Staten Island Children’s Campaign will be accepted. We will also have other Raffles and 50/50's available with all proceeds going to the Staten Island Children’s Campaign.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Field of Dreams (in LaTourette Park & Golf Course)

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R013 LaTourette Park & Golf Course 2014-05-31 2014-05-31 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.5706, -74.1696 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 11:58:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/31/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/31/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: May 31, 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 2014-05-31 2014-05-31 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Thu, 31 Jul 2014 11:58:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Learn to Ride: Brower Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/31/learn-to-ride-brower-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/31/learn-to-ride-brower-park Date: May 31, 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 2014-05-31 2014-05-31 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.6736, -73.9431 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 11:58:18 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park! Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/31/its-my-park-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/31/its-my-park-day Date: May 31, 2014

Take this opportunity to care for your Park and give back to this very special part of Brooklyn! On It’s My Park! Day, volunteers will gear up with brooms, shovels, rakes, and trash grabbers to tackle a major cleanup effort.

Individuals can sign up online. Groups should pre-register.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

Location: Prospect Park Southwest and 16th Street Entrance (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-05-31 2014-05-31 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.6574, -73.9739 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5165e0bbb287f.png Thu, 31 Jul 2014 11:58:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Learn to Ride: Roy Wilkins Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/31/learn-to-ride-roy-wilkins-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/31/learn-to-ride-roy-wilkins-park Date: May 31, 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: Roy Wilkins Recreation Center

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Q448 Roy Wilkins Recreation Center 2014-05-31 2014-05-31 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.6881, -73.7701 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 11:58:18 EDT