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 Sat, 20 Dec 2014 01:54:43 GMT NYC Parks News 25 25 http://www.nycgovparks.org/sub_things_to_do/upcoming_events/events_search.php http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/parks_leaf_thumb.gif <![CDATA[Art In the Garden: Paul Lin & Botanical Therapeutic Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/15/art-in-the-garden-paul-lin-botanical-therapeutic-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/15/art-in-the-garden-paul-lin-botanical-therapeutic-art Date: February 15, 2015

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-02-15 2015-02-15 9:00 am 4:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Mon, 15 Dec 2014 18:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Youth Wheelchair Basketball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/15/youth-wheelchair-basketball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/15/youth-wheelchair-basketball Date: February 15, 2015

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 255-3705

Location: Chelsea Recreation Center

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M260 Chelsea Recreation Center 2015-02-15 2015-02-15 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.7483, -74.0022 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:57 EST
<![CDATA[Animal Tracking]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/15/animal-tracking http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/15/animal-tracking Date: February 15, 2015

Our Urban Park Rangers are skilled in the techniques and development of diverse outdoor skills Learn tips and tricks that will enhance your knowledge of the natural world, and might just save your life. On this program, learn to identify animals tracks to understand animal behavior. All programs are family friendly, but are recommended for ages 8 years and older.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Salt Marsh Nature Center (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2015-02-15 2015-02-15 1:00 pm 40.6047, -73.9298 Fri, 19 Dec 2014 16:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Nature Exploration Hike]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/15/nature-exploration-moderate http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/15/nature-exploration-moderate Date: February 15, 2015

Our Urban Park Ranger hiking guides will introduce you to the hidden gems of New York City. On our hikes, you may explore nature, discover our city’s urban forests, or just unplug form the world to clear your head. Hiking programs feature intensity levels ranging from light, to moderate (longer, faster paced hikes on rugged terrain), to vigorous. This is a moderate hike.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Park Drive and Clove Road (in Clove Lakes Park)

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R005 Clove Lakes Park 2015-02-15 2015-02-15 1:00 pm 40.619, -74.1061 Fri, 19 Dec 2014 16:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Remembering Yesterday: Queens and Its World's Fairs]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/15/remembering-yesterday-queens-and-its-worlds-fairs http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/15/remembering-yesterday-queens-and-its-worlds-fairs Date: February 15, 2015

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

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

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 939-0647

Location: Kingsland Homestead

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2015-02-15 2015-02-15 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.7637, -73.824 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/539f45af106a7.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:08 EST
<![CDATA[Hunter Island Night Hike]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/15/hunter-island-night-hike http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/15/hunter-island-night-hike Date: February 15, 2015

Owls, deer, coytoes, and raccoons are among the many animals that call Pelham Bay Park home. Join the Urban Park Rangers for this rare winter night hike. Participants are chosen by lottery. To enter your name in the lottery, visit www.nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Wednesday, February 4th.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 319-7258

Location: Pelham Bay Park

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2015-02-15 2015-02-15 6:00 pm 40.8586, -73.8027 Fri, 19 Dec 2014 16:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Art In the Garden: Paul Lin & Botanical Therapeutic Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/16/art-in-the-garden-paul-lin-botanical-therapeutic-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/16/art-in-the-garden-paul-lin-botanical-therapeutic-art Date: February 16, 2015

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-02-16 2015-02-16 9:00 am 4:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Mon, 15 Dec 2014 18:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[ShapeUp NYC: Mind Body Fusion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/16/shapeup-nyc-mind-body-fusion http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/16/shapeup-nyc-mind-body-fusion Date: February 16, 2015

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

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 227-1403

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2015-02-16 2015-02-16 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.5026, -74.2518 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:32 EST
<![CDATA[Intro to Computers for Adults with Disabilities]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/16/intro-to-computers-for-adults-with-disabilities http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/16/intro-to-computers-for-adults-with-disabilities Date: February 16, 2015

Learn computing basics in a friendly, sociable environment! Adults with disabilities of any kind are welcome, as are persons without disabilities.

Join us! Recreation Center membership is required. For more information, visit the Recreation Center Membership Information page.

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 218-2380

Location: McCarren Play Center

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2015-02-16 2015-02-16 11:30 am 12:30 pm 40.7202, -73.951 Fri, 28 Nov 2014 17:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Adapted Swim Program for People with Disabilities at Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/16/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/16/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities Date: February 16, 2015

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

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

Location: Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center

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M063 Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center 2015-02-16 2015-02-16 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.7715, -73.9885 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:18 EST
<![CDATA[Sit Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/16/sit-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/16/sit-aerobics Date: February 16, 2015

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: 2:15 pm

End time: 3:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 387-7687

Location: Hamilton Fish Recreation Center

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2015-02-16 2015-02-16 2:15 pm 3:15 pm 40.7198, -73.9818 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:39 EST
<![CDATA[National Multiple Sclerosis Society: Southern New York Chapter Level 2 Wellness Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/16/national-multiple-sclerosis-society-southern-new-york-chapter-level-2-wellness-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/16/national-multiple-sclerosis-society-southern-new-york-chapter-level-2-wellness-class Date: February 16, 2015

Level 2 programs are for those who want to focus on a more advanced fitness regimen. These exercises are done from a standing position or while lying on the floor or mat. These activities are minimally modified and you must be able to move from a standing position to the floor or mat independently.

Our wellness programs are a 22 to 24-week format, and incorporate a holistic approach to promote wellness of mind, body and spirit. Classes will employ similar modalities of movement like yoga, Pilates and aerobic exercise. Guest classes on Reiki, stress management, tai chi and other subjects will provide an enhanced, comprehensive experience for all participants. All classes are designed to tone and strengthen muscles, with a focus on strength and cardiovascular fitness. Light weights and exercise bands are often used.

Register here.

Start time: 6:15 pm

End time: 7:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 453-3247

Location: McCarren Play Center

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2015-02-16 2015-02-16 6:15 pm 7:15 pm 40.7202, -73.951 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:42 EST
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/17/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/17/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: February 17, 2015

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 2015-02-17 2015-02-17 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.8606, -73.9338 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5395c8d750ccf.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:38 EST
<![CDATA[Art In the Garden: Paul Lin & Botanical Therapeutic Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/17/art-in-the-garden-paul-lin-botanical-therapeutic-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/17/art-in-the-garden-paul-lin-botanical-therapeutic-art Date: February 17, 2015

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-02-17 2015-02-17 9:00 am 4:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Mon, 15 Dec 2014 18:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Adaptive Walk NYC]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/17/adaptive-walk-nyc http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/17/adaptive-walk-nyc Date: February 17, 2015

Walk the City with a trained fitness instructor leading a group in a warm up, an exciting walk, and a cool down.

All are welcome. This walk is wheelchair accessible and beneficial for New Yorkers of all abilities. It takes place outside.

This program is free and open to the public, part of Walk NYC.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 218-2380

Location: McCarren Play Center

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2015-02-17 2015-02-17 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7202, -73.951 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5478e812c1062.jpg Fri, 28 Nov 2014 17:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Adaptive Track and Field]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/17/adaptive-track-and-field http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/17/adaptive-track-and-field Date: February 17, 2015

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 2015-02-17 2015-02-17 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8441, -73.9188 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:24 EST
<![CDATA[Intro to Computers for Adults with Disabilities]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/17/intro-to-computers-for-adults-with-disabilities http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/17/intro-to-computers-for-adults-with-disabilities Date: February 17, 2015

Learn computing basics in a friendly, sociable environment! Adults with disabilities of any kind are welcome, as are persons without disabilities.

Join us! Recreation Center membership is required. For more information, visit the Recreation Center Membership Information page.

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 218-2380

Location: McCarren Play Center

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2015-02-17 2015-02-17 11:30 am 12:30 pm 40.7202, -73.951 Fri, 28 Nov 2014 17:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Abs Workout]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/17/abs-work-out http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/17/abs-work-out Date: February 17, 2015

Exercise workout focusing on abs, especially strength training your core

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-02-17 2015-02-17 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:15 EST
<![CDATA[Meditation Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/17/meditation-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/17/meditation-class Date: February 17, 2015

Join us and learn some basic hatha yoga techniques to initiate relaxation. Learn how to influence changes within our physical and emotional responses to stress. Focus will be on breathing, sound, and mindfulness.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 1:45 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-02-17 2015-02-17 1:00 pm 1:45 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:29 EST
<![CDATA[Celebrate Black History Month: George Washington Carver Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/17/celebrate-black-history-month-george-washington-carver-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/17/celebrate-black-history-month-george-washington-carver-workshop Date: February 17, 2015

Called the “Wizard of Tuskegee,” Dr. George Washington Carver made significant contributions in the field of botany.

Learn how plants played an important role in his early life and about his later achievements in botany, agriculture, chemurgy, botanical illustration, industrial engineering, and medicine. Paint with plants, and plant a peanut to take home for further observation.

Advance registration and payment required is required. Please register here.

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-02-17 2015-02-17 1:30 pm 3:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Wed, 17 Dec 2014 12:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Le Petit Zen Art Workshop for Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/17/le-petit-zen-art-workshop-for-adults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/17/le-petit-zen-art-workshop-for-adults Date: February 17, 2015

Participants will create small Zen works of art in black and white. Learn Zentangle and other meditative forms of art. Any color use will be minimal.

Works will be no larger than 4"x6"

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-02-17 2015-02-17 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 01 Dec 2014 12:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Remembering Yesterday: Queens and Its World's Fairs]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/17/remembering-yesterday-queens-and-its-worlds-fairs http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/17/remembering-yesterday-queens-and-its-worlds-fairs Date: February 17, 2015

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

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

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 939-0647

Location: Kingsland Homestead

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2015-02-17 2015-02-17 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.7637, -73.824 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/539f45af106a7.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:08 EST
<![CDATA[Brooklyn Nets Wheelchair Basketball Open Gym]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/17/brooklyn-nets-wheelchair-basketball-open-gym http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/17/brooklyn-nets-wheelchair-basketball-open-gym Date: February 17, 2015

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

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 353-7853

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

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2015-02-17 2015-02-17 8:00 pm 9:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8344 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:54 EST
<![CDATA[Art In the Garden: Paul Lin & Botanical Therapeutic Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/18/art-in-the-garden-paul-lin-botanical-therapeutic-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/18/art-in-the-garden-paul-lin-botanical-therapeutic-art Date: February 18, 2015

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-02-18 2015-02-18 9:00 am 4:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Mon, 15 Dec 2014 18:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Adaptive Walk NYC]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/18/adaptive-walk-nyc http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/18/adaptive-walk-nyc Date: February 18, 2015

Walk the City with a trained fitness instructor leading a group in a warm up, an exciting walk, and a cool down.

All are welcome. This walk is wheelchair accessible and beneficial for New Yorkers of all abilities. It takes place outside.

This program is free and open to the public, part of Walk NYC.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 218-2380

Location: McCarren Play Center

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2015-02-18 2015-02-18 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7202, -73.951 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5478e812c1062.jpg Fri, 28 Nov 2014 17:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Intro to Computers for Adults with Disabilities]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/18/intro-to-computers-for-adults-with-disabilities http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/18/intro-to-computers-for-adults-with-disabilities Date: February 18, 2015

Learn computing basics in a friendly, sociable environment! Adults with disabilities of any kind are welcome, as are persons without disabilities.

Join us! Recreation Center membership is required. For more information, visit the Recreation Center Membership Information page.

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 218-2380

Location: McCarren Play Center

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2015-02-18 2015-02-18 11:30 am 12:30 pm 40.7202, -73.951 Fri, 28 Nov 2014 17:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[New York Rollin' Knicks Wheelchair Basketball Open Gym]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/18/new-york-rollin-knicks-wheelchair-basketball-open-gym http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/18/new-york-rollin-knicks-wheelchair-basketball-open-gym Date: February 18, 2015

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

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 293-5934

Location: West Bronx Recreation Center

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X261 West Bronx Recreation Center 2015-02-18 2015-02-18 6:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.8441, -73.9188 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:47 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Bollywood Cardio Dance]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/18/shape-up-nyc-bollywood-cardio-dance http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/18/shape-up-nyc-bollywood-cardio-dance Date: February 18, 2015

Join Shape Up NYC's free Bolly X classes.

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

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 927-1563

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

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M099 J. Hood Wright Park 2015-02-18 2015-02-18 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.8469, -73.9399 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:22 EST
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/19/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/19/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: February 19, 2015

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 2015-02-19 2015-02-19 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.8606, -73.9338 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5395c8d750ccf.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:38 EST
<![CDATA[Art In the Garden: Paul Lin & Botanical Therapeutic Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/19/art-in-the-garden-paul-lin-botanical-therapeutic-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/19/art-in-the-garden-paul-lin-botanical-therapeutic-art Date: February 19, 2015

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-02-19 2015-02-19 9:00 am 4:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Mon, 15 Dec 2014 18:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Stretching, Toning, Relaxation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/19/stretching-toning-relaxation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/19/stretching-toning-relaxation Date: February 19, 2015

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

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

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-02-19 2015-02-19 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:48 EST
<![CDATA[Adaptive Track and Field]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/19/adaptive-track-and-field http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/19/adaptive-track-and-field Date: February 19, 2015

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 2015-02-19 2015-02-19 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8441, -73.9188 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:24 EST
<![CDATA[Intro to Computers for Adults with Disabilities]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/19/intro-to-computers-for-adults-with-disabilities http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/19/intro-to-computers-for-adults-with-disabilities Date: February 19, 2015

Learn computing basics in a friendly, sociable environment! Adults with disabilities of any kind are welcome, as are persons without disabilities.

Join us! Recreation Center membership is required. For more information, visit the Recreation Center Membership Information page.

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 218-2380

Location: McCarren Play Center

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2015-02-19 2015-02-19 11:30 am 12:30 pm 40.7202, -73.951 Fri, 28 Nov 2014 17:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Learn To Draw]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/19/learn-to-draw http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/19/learn-to-draw Date: February 19, 2015

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

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-02-19 2015-02-19 1:30 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:23 EST
<![CDATA[Storytime & Craft at Queens Botanical Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/19/storytime-craft-qbg http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/19/storytime-craft-qbg Date: February 19, 2015

Bring your little gardeners and nature lovers to QBG for a relaxing afternoon featuring nature-inspired stories, followed by a botanically-themed craft activity (while supplies last).

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-02-19 2015-02-19 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Wed, 17 Dec 2014 12:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[NYC Compost Project hosted by Queens Botanical Garden: I Heart Worms for Families]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/19/nyc-compost-project-hosted-by-queens-botanical-garden-i-heart-worms-for-families http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/19/nyc-compost-project-hosted-by-queens-botanical-garden-i-heart-worms-for-families Date: February 19, 2015

Did you know that worms have five pairs of hearts?

This unique hands-on workshop introduces kids (ages 5 and up, accompanied by an adult) to the life of indoor composting (red wiggler) worms! Make heart-shaped compost cookies for your plants; be prepared to get your hands dirty!

Registration is required; please email compost@queensbotanical.org.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 539-5296

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-02-19 2015-02-19 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/548768523d1ac.jpg Wed, 17 Dec 2014 12:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Wheelchair Basketball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/19/wheelchair-basketball1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/19/wheelchair-basketball1 Date: February 19, 2015

Compete in wheelchair basketball at McCarren, whether you're experienced or new at the sport. It's challenging, fast-paced and exciting.

Both disabled and able-bodied athletes are welcome. The program is for adults 18 and up. Recreation Center membership is required.

For more information, email Laura.Nunez@parks.nyc.gov.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 218-2380

Location: McCarren Play Center

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2015-02-19 2015-02-19 8:00 pm 9:30 pm 40.7202, -73.951 Fri, 28 Nov 2014 17:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Art In the Garden: Paul Lin & Botanical Therapeutic Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/20/art-in-the-garden-paul-lin-botanical-therapeutic-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/20/art-in-the-garden-paul-lin-botanical-therapeutic-art Date: February 20, 2015

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-02-20 2015-02-20 9:00 am 4:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Mon, 15 Dec 2014 18:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Adapted Swim Program for People with Disabilities at Roy Wilkins Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/20/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities4 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/20/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities4 Date: February 20, 2015

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

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

Location: Roy Wilkins Recreation Center

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Q448 Roy Wilkins Recreation Center 2015-02-20 2015-02-20 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.6881, -73.7701 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:21 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Mind Body Fusion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/20/shapeup-nyc-mind-body-fusion http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/20/shapeup-nyc-mind-body-fusion Date: February 20, 2015

Get your blood flowing. Join a Shape Up NYC trained instructor for cardio-yoga fusion workout designed to help both your mind and body

Burn calories, reduce holiday stress, and work out thoses muscle kinks.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (646) 645-8446

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2015-02-20 2015-02-20 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.5026, -74.2518 Wed, 03 Dec 2014 10:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Adapted Swim Program for People with Disabilities at Metropolitan Pool & Fitness Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/20/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/20/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities2 Date: February 20, 2015

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

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

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

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B085 Metropolitan Recreation Center 2015-02-20 2015-02-20 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.715, -73.9603 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:19 EST
<![CDATA[Adapted Swim Programs for People with Disabilities at Hansborough Pool & Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/20/adapted-swim-programs-for-people-with-disabilities http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/20/adapted-swim-programs-for-people-with-disabilities Date: February 20, 2015

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

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

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

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M131 Hansborough Recreation Center 2015-02-20 2015-02-20 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.8128, -73.9393 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:22 EST
<![CDATA[Seasonal Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/20/seasonal-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/20/seasonal-crafts Date: February 20, 2015

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-02-20 2015-02-20 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:15 EST
<![CDATA[Adapted Swim Program for People with Disabilities at Asser Levy Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/20/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/20/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities Date: February 20, 2015

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

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

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

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

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M164 Asser Levy Playground 2015-02-20 2015-02-20 3:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7361, -73.9757 Mon, 08 Dec 2014 13:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Adapted Swim Program for People with Disabilities at St. Mary's Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/20/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/20/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities3 Date: February 20, 2015

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

Start time: 3:45 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

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

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

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2015-02-20 2015-02-20 3:45 pm 5:00 pm 40.8108, -73.9147 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:20 EST
<![CDATA[Adapted Swim Program for People with Disabilities at Flushing Meadows Corona Park Aquatics Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/20/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/20/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities1 Date: February 20, 2015

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

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

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

Location: Flushing Meadows Corona Park Aquatics Center

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2015-02-20 2015-02-20 5:30 pm 6:30 pm 40.7516, -73.8372 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:19 EST
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/21/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/21/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: February 21, 2015

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 2015-02-21 2015-02-21 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.8606, -73.9338 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5395c8d750ccf.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:38 EST
<![CDATA[Van Cortlandt Track Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/21/van-cortlandt-track-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/21/van-cortlandt-track-club Date: February 21, 2015

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

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Van Cortlandt Stadium (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2015-02-21 2015-02-21 8:00 am 40.888, -73.8968 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:41 EST
<![CDATA[Zumba]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/21/zumba http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/21/zumba Date: February 21, 2015

Combining Latin, international and popular music with dance moves that create an aerobic workout. This class features a combination of fast and slow rhythms that tone and sculpt the body.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-02-21 2015-02-21 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:59 EST
<![CDATA[Birding: Eagles]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/21/birding-eagles http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/21/birding-eagles Date: February 21, 2015

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

Winter is a spetacular season for observing Bald Eagles through New York City parks. Join us for this early morning program and enjoy learning more about their natural history and basic biology. Our Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in the urban jungle.

We offer birding programs throughout the year. These programs are appropriate for all skill levels and beginners are welcome.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Payson Park House (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2015-02-21 2015-02-21 9:00 am 40.8673, -73.929 Mon, 15 Dec 2014 14:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Art In the Garden: Paul Lin & Botanical Therapeutic Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/21/art-in-the-garden-paul-lin-botanical-therapeutic-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/21/art-in-the-garden-paul-lin-botanical-therapeutic-art Date: February 21, 2015

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-02-21 2015-02-21 9:00 am 4:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Mon, 15 Dec 2014 18:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Health and Race Walking]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/21/health-and-race-walking http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/21/health-and-race-walking Date: February 21, 2015

Moderate to brisk walks led by the NY Walkers Club for people 18 years and older of all abilities. This low-impact fitness program is perfect for those who want to get in shape, build muscle tone, strength and increase cardiovascular health while enjoying Central Park's beautiful landscapes. Clinics are held every Saturday morning from 9:30am-11:00am at the North Meadow Recreation Center. Free. No pre-registration required and open to all abilities.

Programs 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.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 348-4867

Location: North Meadow Recreation Center (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-02-21 2015-02-21 9:30 am 11:00 am 40.7911, -73.9597 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/546cfae71f144.jpg Wed, 19 Nov 2014 17:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Arts, Crafts, and Game Day with Princess for Lifetime]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/21/artscraftsgame-day-with-princess-for-lifetime http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/21/artscraftsgame-day-with-princess-for-lifetime Date: February 21, 2015

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-02-21 2015-02-21 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:42 EST
<![CDATA[ESL Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/21/esl-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/21/esl-class Date: February 21, 2015

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

New students take placement test at 12 p.m.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-02-21 2015-02-21 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:21 EST
<![CDATA[Lunar New Year Celebration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/21/lunar-new-year-celebration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/21/lunar-new-year-celebration Date: February 21, 2015

After watching the Flushing Lunar New Year Parade, come to Queens Botanical Garden for children's craft activities and celebrate the Year of the Sheep!

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-02-21 2015-02-21 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Wed, 17 Dec 2014 12:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Nature's Workshop: Owls and Pellets]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/21/natures-workshop-owls-and-pellets http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/21/natures-workshop-owls-and-pellets Date: February 21, 2015

Urban Park Rangers Nature Centers are your gateway to New York City parks. Each serves as an in-park community center for public education, recreational activities, and environmental studies. The centers serve as starting points for walking tours and workshop sites for educational programs for the whole family.

This winter, join us for the Nature's Workshop series. Each program in this series explores its topic in depth and allows you to develop a skill, participate in a hands-on project, and indulge your curiosity. All supplies provided.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

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

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R119 Blue Heron Park 2015-02-21 2015-02-21 1:00 pm 40.5309, -74.1778 Fri, 19 Dec 2014 18:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Le Petit Zen Art - Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/21/le-petit-zen-artadults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/21/le-petit-zen-artadults Date: February 21, 2015

Participants (16 years old - adult) will create small works of art utilizing multiple mediums.

Works will be created on surfaces measuring 4"x6" or less, utilizing, both conventional and non-conventional materials.

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-02-21 2015-02-21 1:30 pm 3:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 04 Dec 2014 11:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Remembering Yesterday: Queens and Its World's Fairs]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/21/remembering-yesterday-queens-and-its-worlds-fairs http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/21/remembering-yesterday-queens-and-its-worlds-fairs Date: February 21, 2015

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

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

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 939-0647

Location: Kingsland Homestead

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2015-02-21 2015-02-21 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.7637, -73.824 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/539f45af106a7.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:08 EST
<![CDATA[Citizenship Classes for Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/21/citizenship-classes-for-adults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/21/citizenship-classes-for-adults Date: February 21, 2015

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

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-02-21 2015-02-21 3:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:49 EST
<![CDATA[The Night Sky]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/21/the-night-sky http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/21/the-night-sky Date: February 21, 2015

Our Urban Park Rangers will be your guides to the solar system, discussing the science, history, and folklore of the universe.

Night Sky programs highlight the history and folklore of the solar system, using the naked eye to locate stars and planets.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

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

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Q458 Fort Totten Park 2015-02-21 2015-02-21 6:00 pm 40.7952, -73.7784 Wed, 17 Dec 2014 12:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Art In the Garden: Paul Lin & Botanical Therapeutic Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/22/art-in-the-garden-paul-lin-botanical-therapeutic-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/22/art-in-the-garden-paul-lin-botanical-therapeutic-art Date: February 22, 2015

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-02-22 2015-02-22 9:00 am 4:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Mon, 15 Dec 2014 18:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Youth Wheelchair Basketball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/22/youth-wheelchair-basketball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/22/youth-wheelchair-basketball Date: February 22, 2015

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 255-3705

Location: Chelsea Recreation Center

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M260 Chelsea Recreation Center 2015-02-22 2015-02-22 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.7483, -74.0022 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:57 EST
<![CDATA[Nature's Workshop: Taste of Nature]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/22/natures-workshop-taste-of-nature http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/22/natures-workshop-taste-of-nature Date: February 22, 2015

Urban Park Rangers Nature Centers are your gateway to New York City parks. Each serve as an in-park community center for public education, recreational activities, and environmental studies. This winter, join us for the Nature's Workshop series. Each program in this series explores its topic in depth and allows you to develop a skill, participate in a hands-on project, and indulge your curiosity.

During this workshop, you will learn about the suprising origins of everday food. Discover how many familiar tastes are created with common plants.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 548-0912

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2015-02-22 2015-02-22 1:00 pm 40.8911, -73.894 Fri, 19 Dec 2014 18:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Knot Tying Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/22/knot-tying http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/22/knot-tying Date: February 22, 2015

Our Urban Park Rangers are skilled in the techniques and development of diverse outdoor skills Learn tips and tricks that will enhance your knowledge of the natural world, and might just save your life. Knots, hitches, lashings; discover the diversity and practical uses of knots in the outdoors. All programs are family friendly, but are recommended for ages 8 years and older.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Forest Park Visitor Center (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2015-02-22 2015-02-22 1:00 pm 40.7007, -73.855 Fri, 19 Dec 2014 18:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Remembering Yesterday: Queens and Its World's Fairs]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/22/remembering-yesterday-queens-and-its-worlds-fairs http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/22/remembering-yesterday-queens-and-its-worlds-fairs Date: February 22, 2015

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

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

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 939-0647

Location: Kingsland Homestead

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2015-02-22 2015-02-22 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.7637, -73.824 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/539f45af106a7.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:08 EST
<![CDATA[The Night Sky]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/22/the-night-sky http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/22/the-night-sky Date: February 22, 2015

Our Urban Park Rangers will be your guides to the solar system, discussing the science, history, and folklore of the universe.

Night Sky programs highlight the history and folklore of the solar system, using the naked eye to locate stars and planets.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-02-22 2015-02-22 7:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 Wed, 17 Dec 2014 18:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Art In the Garden: Paul Lin & Botanical Therapeutic Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/23/art-in-the-garden-paul-lin-botanical-therapeutic-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/23/art-in-the-garden-paul-lin-botanical-therapeutic-art Date: February 23, 2015

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-02-23 2015-02-23 9:00 am 4:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Mon, 15 Dec 2014 18:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[ShapeUp NYC: Mind Body Fusion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/23/shapeup-nyc-mind-body-fusion http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/23/shapeup-nyc-mind-body-fusion Date: February 23, 2015

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

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 227-1403

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2015-02-23 2015-02-23 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.5026, -74.2518 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:32 EST
<![CDATA[Intro to Computers for Adults with Disabilities]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/23/intro-to-computers-for-adults-with-disabilities http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/23/intro-to-computers-for-adults-with-disabilities Date: February 23, 2015

Learn computing basics in a friendly, sociable environment! Adults with disabilities of any kind are welcome, as are persons without disabilities.

Join us! Recreation Center membership is required. For more information, visit the Recreation Center Membership Information page.

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 218-2380

Location: McCarren Play Center

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2015-02-23 2015-02-23 11:30 am 12:30 pm 40.7202, -73.951 Fri, 28 Nov 2014 17:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Adapted Swim Program for People with Disabilities at Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/23/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/23/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities Date: February 23, 2015

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

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

Location: Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center

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M063 Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center 2015-02-23 2015-02-23 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.7715, -73.9885 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:18 EST
<![CDATA[Sit Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/23/sit-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/23/sit-aerobics Date: February 23, 2015

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: 2:15 pm

End time: 3:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 387-7687

Location: Hamilton Fish Recreation Center

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2015-02-23 2015-02-23 2:15 pm 3:15 pm 40.7198, -73.9818 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:39 EST
<![CDATA[National Multiple Sclerosis Society: Southern New York Chapter Level 2 Wellness Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/23/national-multiple-sclerosis-society-southern-new-york-chapter-level-2-wellness-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/23/national-multiple-sclerosis-society-southern-new-york-chapter-level-2-wellness-class Date: February 23, 2015

Level 2 programs are for those who want to focus on a more advanced fitness regimen. These exercises are done from a standing position or while lying on the floor or mat. These activities are minimally modified and you must be able to move from a standing position to the floor or mat independently.

Our wellness programs are a 22 to 24-week format, and incorporate a holistic approach to promote wellness of mind, body and spirit. Classes will employ similar modalities of movement like yoga, Pilates and aerobic exercise. Guest classes on Reiki, stress management, tai chi and other subjects will provide an enhanced, comprehensive experience for all participants. All classes are designed to tone and strengthen muscles, with a focus on strength and cardiovascular fitness. Light weights and exercise bands are often used.

Register here.

Start time: 6:15 pm

End time: 7:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 453-3247

Location: McCarren Play Center

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2015-02-23 2015-02-23 6:15 pm 7:15 pm 40.7202, -73.951 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:42 EST
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/24/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/24/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: February 24, 2015

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 2015-02-24 2015-02-24 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.8606, -73.9338 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5395c8d750ccf.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:38 EST
<![CDATA[Art In the Garden: Paul Lin & Botanical Therapeutic Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/24/art-in-the-garden-paul-lin-botanical-therapeutic-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/24/art-in-the-garden-paul-lin-botanical-therapeutic-art Date: February 24, 2015

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-02-24 2015-02-24 9:00 am 4:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Mon, 15 Dec 2014 18:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Adaptive Walk NYC]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/24/adaptive-walk-nyc http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/24/adaptive-walk-nyc Date: February 24, 2015

Walk the City with a trained fitness instructor leading a group in a warm up, an exciting walk, and a cool down.

All are welcome. This walk is wheelchair accessible and beneficial for New Yorkers of all abilities. It takes place outside.

This program is free and open to the public, part of Walk NYC.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 218-2380

Location: McCarren Play Center

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2015-02-24 2015-02-24 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7202, -73.951 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5478e812c1062.jpg Fri, 28 Nov 2014 17:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Adaptive Track and Field]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/24/adaptive-track-and-field http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/24/adaptive-track-and-field Date: February 24, 2015

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 2015-02-24 2015-02-24 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8441, -73.9188 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:25 EST
<![CDATA[Intro to Computers for Adults with Disabilities]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/24/intro-to-computers-for-adults-with-disabilities http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/24/intro-to-computers-for-adults-with-disabilities Date: February 24, 2015

Learn computing basics in a friendly, sociable environment! Adults with disabilities of any kind are welcome, as are persons without disabilities.

Join us! Recreation Center membership is required. For more information, visit the Recreation Center Membership Information page.

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 218-2380

Location: McCarren Play Center

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2015-02-24 2015-02-24 11:30 am 12:30 pm 40.7202, -73.951 Fri, 28 Nov 2014 17:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Abs Workout]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/24/abs-work-out http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/24/abs-work-out Date: February 24, 2015

Exercise workout focusing on abs, especially strength training your core

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-02-24 2015-02-24 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:15 EST
<![CDATA[Meditation Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/24/meditation-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/24/meditation-class Date: February 24, 2015

Join us and learn some basic hatha yoga techniques to initiate relaxation. Learn how to influence changes within our physical and emotional responses to stress. Focus will be on breathing, sound, and mindfulness.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 1:45 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-02-24 2015-02-24 1:00 pm 1:45 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:29 EST
<![CDATA[Le Petit Zen Art Workshop for Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/24/le-petit-zen-art-workshop-for-adults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/24/le-petit-zen-art-workshop-for-adults Date: February 24, 2015

Participants will create small Zen works of art in black and white. Learn Zentangle and other meditative forms of art. Any color use will be minimal.

Works will be no larger than 4"x6"

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-02-24 2015-02-24 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 01 Dec 2014 12:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Remembering Yesterday: Queens and Its World's Fairs]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/24/remembering-yesterday-queens-and-its-worlds-fairs http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/24/remembering-yesterday-queens-and-its-worlds-fairs Date: February 24, 2015

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

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

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 939-0647

Location: Kingsland Homestead

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2015-02-24 2015-02-24 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.7637, -73.824 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/539f45af106a7.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:08 EST
<![CDATA[Brooklyn Nets Wheelchair Basketball Open Gym]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/24/brooklyn-nets-wheelchair-basketball-open-gym http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/24/brooklyn-nets-wheelchair-basketball-open-gym Date: February 24, 2015

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

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 353-7853

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

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2015-02-24 2015-02-24 8:00 pm 9:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8344 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:54 EST
<![CDATA[Art In the Garden: Paul Lin & Botanical Therapeutic Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/25/art-in-the-garden-paul-lin-botanical-therapeutic-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/25/art-in-the-garden-paul-lin-botanical-therapeutic-art Date: February 25, 2015

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-02-25 2015-02-25 9:00 am 4:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Mon, 15 Dec 2014 18:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Adaptive Walk NYC]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/25/adaptive-walk-nyc http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/25/adaptive-walk-nyc Date: February 25, 2015

Walk the City with a trained fitness instructor leading a group in a warm up, an exciting walk, and a cool down.

All are welcome. This walk is wheelchair accessible and beneficial for New Yorkers of all abilities. It takes place outside.

This program is free and open to the public, part of Walk NYC.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 218-2380

Location: McCarren Play Center

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2015-02-25 2015-02-25 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7202, -73.951 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5478e812c1062.jpg Fri, 28 Nov 2014 17:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Intro to Computers for Adults with Disabilities]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/25/intro-to-computers-for-adults-with-disabilities http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/25/intro-to-computers-for-adults-with-disabilities Date: February 25, 2015

Learn computing basics in a friendly, sociable environment! Adults with disabilities of any kind are welcome, as are persons without disabilities.

Join us! Recreation Center membership is required. For more information, visit the Recreation Center Membership Information page.

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 218-2380

Location: McCarren Play Center

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2015-02-25 2015-02-25 11:30 am 12:30 pm 40.7202, -73.951 Fri, 28 Nov 2014 17:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[New York Rollin' Knicks Wheelchair Basketball Open Gym]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/25/new-york-rollin-knicks-wheelchair-basketball-open-gym http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/25/new-york-rollin-knicks-wheelchair-basketball-open-gym Date: February 25, 2015

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

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 293-5934

Location: West Bronx Recreation Center

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X261 West Bronx Recreation Center 2015-02-25 2015-02-25 6:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.8441, -73.9188 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:48 EST
<![CDATA[NYC Compost Project hosted by Queens Botanical Garden: Teacher Wormshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/25/nyc-compost-project-hosted-by-queens-botanical-garden-teacher-wormshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/25/nyc-compost-project-hosted-by-queens-botanical-garden-teacher-wormshop Date: February 25, 2015

Discover the benefits of composting with a worm bin in your classroom.

This excellent hands-on and inquiry-based activity teaches kids biology, recycling, and responsibility. Learn great facts about earthworms, how to set up a worm bin, and how to maintain the system effectively.

Registration is required; please email compost@queensbotanical.org or call (718) 539-5296.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 539-5296

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-02-25 2015-02-25 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Wed, 17 Dec 2014 11:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Bollywood Cardio Dance]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/25/shape-up-nyc-bollywood-cardio-dance http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/25/shape-up-nyc-bollywood-cardio-dance Date: February 25, 2015

Join Shape Up NYC's free Bolly X classes.

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

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 927-1563

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

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M099 J. Hood Wright Park 2015-02-25 2015-02-25 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.8469, -73.9399 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:22 EST
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/26/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/26/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: February 26, 2015

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 2015-02-26 2015-02-26 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.8606, -73.9338 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5395c8d750ccf.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:38 EST
<![CDATA[Art In the Garden: Paul Lin & Botanical Therapeutic Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/26/art-in-the-garden-paul-lin-botanical-therapeutic-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/26/art-in-the-garden-paul-lin-botanical-therapeutic-art Date: February 26, 2015

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-02-26 2015-02-26 9:00 am 4:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Mon, 15 Dec 2014 18:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Stretching, Toning, Relaxation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/26/stretching-toning-relaxation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/26/stretching-toning-relaxation Date: February 26, 2015

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

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

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-02-26 2015-02-26 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:48 EST
<![CDATA[Adaptive Track and Field]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/26/adaptive-track-and-field http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/26/adaptive-track-and-field Date: February 26, 2015

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 2015-02-26 2015-02-26 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8441, -73.9188 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:24 EST
<![CDATA[Intro to Computers for Adults with Disabilities]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/26/intro-to-computers-for-adults-with-disabilities http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/26/intro-to-computers-for-adults-with-disabilities Date: February 26, 2015

Learn computing basics in a friendly, sociable environment! Adults with disabilities of any kind are welcome, as are persons without disabilities.

Join us! Recreation Center membership is required. For more information, visit the Recreation Center Membership Information page.

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 218-2380

Location: McCarren Play Center

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2015-02-26 2015-02-26 11:30 am 12:30 pm 40.7202, -73.951 Fri, 28 Nov 2014 17:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Learn To Draw]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/26/learn-to-draw http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/26/learn-to-draw Date: February 26, 2015

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

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-02-26 2015-02-26 1:30 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:23 EST
<![CDATA[Wheelchair Basketball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/26/wheelchair-basketball1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/26/wheelchair-basketball1 Date: February 26, 2015

Compete in wheelchair basketball at McCarren, whether you're experienced or new at the sport. It's challenging, fast-paced and exciting.

Both disabled and able-bodied athletes are welcome. The program is for adults 18 and up. Recreation Center membership is required.

For more information, email Laura.Nunez@parks.nyc.gov.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 218-2380

Location: McCarren Play Center

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2015-02-26 2015-02-26 8:00 pm 9:30 pm 40.7202, -73.951 Fri, 28 Nov 2014 17:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Art In the Garden: Paul Lin & Botanical Therapeutic Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/27/art-in-the-garden-paul-lin-botanical-therapeutic-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/27/art-in-the-garden-paul-lin-botanical-therapeutic-art Date: February 27, 2015

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-02-27 2015-02-27 9:00 am 4:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Mon, 15 Dec 2014 18:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Adapted Swim Program for People with Disabilities at Roy Wilkins Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/27/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities4 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/27/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities4 Date: February 27, 2015

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

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

Location: Roy Wilkins Recreation Center

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Q448 Roy Wilkins Recreation Center 2015-02-27 2015-02-27 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.6881, -73.7701 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:21 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Mind Body Fusion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/27/shapeup-nyc-mind-body-fusion http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/27/shapeup-nyc-mind-body-fusion Date: February 27, 2015

Get your blood flowing. Join a Shape Up NYC trained instructor for cardio-yoga fusion workout designed to help both your mind and body

Burn calories, reduce holiday stress, and work out thoses muscle kinks.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (646) 645-8446

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2015-02-27 2015-02-27 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.5026, -74.2518 Wed, 03 Dec 2014 10:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Adapted Swim Program for People with Disabilities at Metropolitan Pool & Fitness Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/27/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/27/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities2 Date: February 27, 2015

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

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

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

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B085 Metropolitan Recreation Center 2015-02-27 2015-02-27 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.715, -73.9603 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:20 EST
<![CDATA[Adapted Swim Programs for People with Disabilities at Hansborough Pool & Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/27/adapted-swim-programs-for-people-with-disabilities http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/27/adapted-swim-programs-for-people-with-disabilities Date: February 27, 2015

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

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

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

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M131 Hansborough Recreation Center 2015-02-27 2015-02-27 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.8128, -73.9393 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:22 EST