NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2015 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://www.nycgovparks.org/sub_things_to_do/upcoming_events/events_search.php NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Sun, 26 Apr 2015 19:41:07 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[Yoga At Morris-Jumel Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/10/yoga-at-morrisjumel http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/10/yoga-at-morrisjumel Date: May 10, 2015

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

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 923-8008

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

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M073 Roger Morris Park 2015-05-10 2015-05-10 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.8345, -73.9385 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55301789374c7.jpg Thu, 16 Apr 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Live Music: Tycoon Dog]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/10/live-music-tycoon-dog http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/10/live-music-tycoon-dog Date: May 10, 2015

Come to this free concert of family friendly music by the band Tycoon Dog!

An amplified sound permit has been issued for two hours for this event.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Holley Plaza (in Washington Square Park)

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M098 Washington Square Park 2015-05-10 2015-05-10 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.7313, -73.9982 Fri, 03 Apr 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Special Mother's Day Karaoke]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/10/special-mothers-day-karaoke http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/10/special-mothers-day-karaoke Date: May 10, 2015

Enjoy singing karaoke with family and friends on the boardwalk in front of Deno's Wonder Wheel Amusement Park.

First 25 moms who sing will get a Wonder Wheel t-shirt.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 372-2592

Location: In front of Deno's Wonder Wheel Amusement Park

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2015-05-10 2015-05-10 2:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.5733, -73.9793 Mon, 20 Apr 2015 19:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Spring 2015 Overlook Concert Series: Manhattan School of Music Jazz Quintet]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/10/spring-2015-overlook-concert-series http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/10/spring-2015-overlook-concert-series Date: May 10, 2015

Riverside Park Conservancy and our generous supporters present our Spring 2015 Overlook Concert series. With talent from French Cookin’ Blues Band, Manhattan School of Music Community Partnerships Program, and the Columbia Wind Ensemble.

This week's performer is the Manhattan School of Music Jazz Quintet. These fine musicians bring us the best of standard American jazz, vocals and instrumental.

Join us for these sweet Sundays in the park!

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 870-3070

Location: 116th Street Overlook (in Riverside Park)

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M071 Riverside Park 2015-05-10 2015-05-10 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.8093, -73.9669 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55380401acd93.jpg Wed, 22 Apr 2015 18:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Among the Wildflowers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/10/among-the-wildflowers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/10/among-the-wildflowers Date: May 10, 2015

Spring is here and so are the wildflowers. Join the Greenbelt educators on a leisurely hike to look for these "Spring Beauties" along our trails. We'll take some time to smell the flowers before heading to the Nature Center to create wildflower seed balls to take home and enjoy. These creations also make great gifts for mom in celebration of Mother's Day. This program is part of the 8th annual NYC Wildflower Week.

Registration required.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2015-05-10 2015-05-10 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.5884, -74.1391 Thu, 23 Apr 2015 17:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/10/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/10/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park Date: May 10, 2015

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

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

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M010 Central Park 2015-05-10 2015-05-10 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.7725, -73.967 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5522d5a3da8bf.jpg Tue, 07 Apr 2015 18:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Fleece Fun]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/10/fleece-fun http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/10/fleece-fun Date: May 10, 2015

Come to Lefferts Historic House and see how wool was used on a Flatbush farm.

You can brush the wool with carding paddles, spin yarn using a drop spindle, and even make a felt ball to take home with you.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-05-10 2015-05-10 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6643, -73.9639 Wed, 25 Feb 2015 12:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Remembering Yesterday: Queens and Its World's Fairs]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/10/remembering-yesterday-queens-and-its-worlds-fairs http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/10/remembering-yesterday-queens-and-its-worlds-fairs Date: May 10, 2015

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

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

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 939-0647

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

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Q022 Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech 2015-05-10 2015-05-10 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.7637, -73.824 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/539f45af106a7.jpg Fri, 17 Apr 2015 17:00:11 EDT
<![CDATA[Night Lights at Wave Hill]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/10/night-lights-at-wave-hill http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/10/night-lights-at-wave-hill Date: May 10, 2015

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

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

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-549-3200

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-05-10 2015-05-10 6:30 pm 9:30 pm 40.8987, -73.9125 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5522c0b09b446.jpg Thu, 23 Apr 2015 15:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Birding Tours of Bryant Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/11/birding-tours-of-bryant-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/11/birding-tours-of-bryant-park Date: May 11, 2015

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

Presented in partnership with New York City Audubon.

Follow our sightings virtually on the Bryant Park Blog.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-05-11 2015-05-11 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.7537, -73.9836 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551c562236ed5.jpg Fri, 03 Apr 2015 16:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: Nature & Science in Dialogue]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/11/art-in-the-garden-nature-science-in-dialogue http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/11/art-in-the-garden-nature-science-in-dialogue Date: May 11, 2015

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-05-11 2015-05-11 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55316a4e7ba86.jpg Fri, 17 Apr 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition: Mariella Bisson: Sunlight, Water and Gravity]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/11/exhibition-mariella-bisson-sunlight-water-and-gravity http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/11/exhibition-mariella-bisson-sunlight-water-and-gravity Date: May 11, 2015

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-05-11 2015-05-11 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/553526dd9d9c9.jpg Tue, 21 Apr 2015 16:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Resiliency and Elements Art Exhibit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/11/resiliency-and-elements http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/11/resiliency-and-elements Date: May 11, 2015

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

Location: Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2015-05-11 2015-05-11 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.5026, -74.2518 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551835104e9c8.jpeg Wed, 08 Apr 2015 16:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/11/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/11/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour Date: May 11, 2015

Travel past the Pond and Gapstow Bridge, and on to the Dairy, with this tour of southern park highlights led by Central Park Conservancy tour guides.

The tour route involves moderate inclines and some stairs. Tour starts inside the Park at 61st Street and Fifth Avenue

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 11:45 am

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

Location: Inside the Park at Fifth Avenue and 61st Street (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-05-11 2015-05-11 11:00 am 11:45 am 40.7655, -73.9722 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54f4c41408d16.jpg Tue, 07 Apr 2015 18:00:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Language Classes]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/11/bryant-park-language-classes http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/11/bryant-park-language-classes Date: May 11, 2015

Ciao! Ola! Konnichiwa! Hola!

Bryant Park speaks Italian, Brazilian Portuguese, Japanese, and Spanish this summer with free classes from inlingua. Learn a new language in these standalone beginner classes. Classes are not cumulative, so you may attend any class throughout the season.

If you find that registration for the class you'd like to take is full, take a chance and drop by! We have been able to accommodate walk-ins at some of our summer classes.

Start time: 11:45 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-05-11 2015-05-11 11:45 am 12:30 pm 40.7534, -73.9827 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551c5dcbae1f1.jpg Fri, 03 Apr 2015 16:00:13 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/11/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/11/bryant-park-juggling Date: May 11, 2015

Test your coordination and dexterity with free juggling lessons in the park. All skill levels are welcome to join in the fun. Equipment is provided.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 42nd Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-05-11 2015-05-11 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7543, -73.9834 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551c3ca583ca1.jpg Fri, 03 Apr 2015 16:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Adapted Swim Program for People with Disabilities at Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/11/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/11/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities Date: May 11, 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 2015-05-11 2015-05-11 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.7715, -73.9885 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:18 EST
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/11/summer-sports-experience2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/11/summer-sports-experience2 Date: May 11, 2015

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

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 263-1163

Location: Lost Battalion Hall Recreation Center

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2015-05-11 2015-05-11 1:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.7322, -73.8652 Fri, 24 Apr 2015 19:00:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/11/summer-sports-experience http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/11/summer-sports-experience Date: May 11, 2015

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

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 402-5155

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

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2015-05-11 2015-05-11 1:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.8108, -73.9147 Fri, 24 Apr 2015 19:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/11/summer-sports-experience1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/11/summer-sports-experience1 Date: May 11, 2015

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

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 927-2012

Location: Highbridge Recreation Center (in Highbridge Park)

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M037 Highbridge Park 2015-05-11 2015-05-11 1:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.8426, -73.9343 Fri, 24 Apr 2015 19:00:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Sit Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/11/sit-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/11/sit-aerobics Date: May 11, 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 (in Hamilton Fish Park)

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M033 Hamilton Fish Park 2015-05-11 2015-05-11 2:15 pm 3:15 pm 40.7198, -73.9818 Mon, 16 Mar 2015 14:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Total Body Burn]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/11/shape-up-nyc-total-body-burn http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/11/shape-up-nyc-total-body-burn Date: May 11, 2015

Total Body Burn is an intermediate level class which consists of aerobics, a full body workout that helps with balance, muscle strength, and endurance. This instructor is part of the NYC Parks Fitness Instructor Training Program.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2015-05-11 2015-05-11 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.5026, -74.2518 Tue, 24 Mar 2015 16:00:10 EDT
<![CDATA[National Multiple Sclerosis Society: Southern New York Chapter Level 2 Wellness Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/11/national-multiple-sclerosis-society-southern-new-york-chapter-level-2-wellness-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/11/national-multiple-sclerosis-society-southern-new-york-chapter-level-2-wellness-class Date: May 11, 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 (in McCarren Park)

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B058 McCarren Park 2015-05-11 2015-05-11 6:15 pm 7:15 pm 40.7201, -73.95 Mon, 16 Mar 2015 14:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/12/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/12/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park2 Date: May 12, 2015

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2015-05-12 2015-05-12 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.8606, -73.9338 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5395c8d750ccf.jpg Fri, 13 Mar 2015 11:00:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/12/bryant-park-tai-chi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/12/bryant-park-tai-chi Date: May 12, 2015

Free classes for all ages and experience levels.

Bryant Park Tai Chi is provided by the CK Tai Chi Chuan Center and led by teachers and students who train at CK Chu Tai Chi under the direction of Jeremy Hubbell.

Classes are rain or shine.

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 2015-05-12 2015-05-12 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.7541, -73.9845 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55145e35cc67f.JPG Thu, 26 Mar 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Master Story Tellers Exhbition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/12/master-story-tellers-exhbition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/12/master-story-tellers-exhbition Date: May 12, 2015

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-05-12 2015-05-12 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551303695a60c.jpg Wed, 25 Mar 2015 17:00:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: Nature & Science in Dialogue]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/12/art-in-the-garden-nature-science-in-dialogue http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/12/art-in-the-garden-nature-science-in-dialogue Date: May 12, 2015

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-05-12 2015-05-12 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55316a4e7ba86.jpg Fri, 17 Apr 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Tai Chi for Beginners]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/12/tai-chi-for-beginners http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/12/tai-chi-for-beginners Date: May 12, 2015

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-05-12 2015-05-12 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 12 Mar 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition: Mariella Bisson: Sunlight, Water and Gravity]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/12/exhibition-mariella-bisson-sunlight-water-and-gravity http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/12/exhibition-mariella-bisson-sunlight-water-and-gravity Date: May 12, 2015

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-05-12 2015-05-12 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/553526dd9d9c9.jpg Tue, 21 Apr 2015 16:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Fitness Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/12/fitness-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/12/fitness-walk Date: May 12, 2015

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

Adults only.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

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

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

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Q012 Crocheron Park 2015-05-12 2015-05-12 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.7888, -73.7821 Wed, 04 Mar 2015 18:00:07 EST
<![CDATA[Join The Battery Conservancy as a Horticulture Volunteer!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/12/join-the-battery-conservancy-as-a-horticulture-volunteer http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/12/join-the-battery-conservancy-as-a-horticulture-volunteer Date: May 12, 2015

Join the Battery Conservancy as a horticulture volunteer!

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

Volunteer Description

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

Sign up is required.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Playground (in Battery Park)

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M005 Battery Park 2015-05-12 2015-05-12 9:30 am 12:00 pm 40.7029, -74.0157 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5511a3d5f11e0.jpg Fri, 03 Apr 2015 15:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/12/summer-sports-experience1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/12/summer-sports-experience1 Date: May 12, 2015

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 972-2135

Location: Sunset Park Recreation Center (in Sunset Park)

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B087 Sunset Park 2015-05-12 2015-05-12 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.648, -74.0037 Fri, 24 Apr 2015 19:00:11 EDT
<![CDATA[Resiliency and Elements Art Exhibit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/12/resiliency-and-elements http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/12/resiliency-and-elements Date: May 12, 2015

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

Location: Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2015-05-12 2015-05-12 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.5026, -74.2518 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551835104e9c8.jpeg Wed, 08 Apr 2015 16:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Northern Forts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/12/central-park-tour-northern-forts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/12/central-park-tour-northern-forts Date: May 12, 2015

History buffs will love this exploration of the fort landscape in the northern part of Central Park. Join Central Park Conservancy guides to visit sites that played important strategic roles in the American Revolution and the War of 1812.

The tour route involves many hills and stairs, and some uneven terrain. Tour starts at Charles A. Dana Discovery Center (inside the Park at 110th Street between Fifth and Lenox Avenues), and ends near the Park perimeter at 106th Street and Fifth Avenue

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2015-05-12 2015-05-12 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.7968, -73.9515 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5522d53ad96f0.jpg Tue, 07 Apr 2015 18:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/12/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/12/bryant-park-juggling Date: May 12, 2015

Test your coordination and dexterity with free juggling lessons in the park. All skill levels are welcome to join in the fun. Equipment is provided.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 42nd Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-05-12 2015-05-12 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7543, -73.9834 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551c3ca583ca1.jpg Fri, 03 Apr 2015 16:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Abs Workout]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/12/abs-work-out http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/12/abs-work-out Date: May 12, 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 2015-05-12 2015-05-12 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:15 EST
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/12/summer-sports-experience http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/12/summer-sports-experience Date: May 12, 2015

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

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 402-5155

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

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2015-05-12 2015-05-12 1:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.8108, -73.9147 Fri, 24 Apr 2015 19:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/12/summer-sports-experience2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/12/summer-sports-experience2 Date: May 12, 2015

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

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 927-2012

Location: Highbridge Recreation Center (in Highbridge Park)

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M037 Highbridge Park 2015-05-12 2015-05-12 1:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.8426, -73.9343 Fri, 24 Apr 2015 19:00:15 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/12/summer-sports-experience3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/12/summer-sports-experience3 Date: May 12, 2015

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

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 263-1163

Location: Lost Battalion Hall Recreation Center

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2015-05-12 2015-05-12 1:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.7322, -73.8652 Fri, 24 Apr 2015 19:00:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Meditation and Hatha Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/12/meditationtasha-valentin http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/12/meditationtasha-valentin Date: May 12, 2015

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 1:45 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-05-12 2015-05-12 1:00 pm 1:45 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:11 EST
<![CDATA[Le Petit Zen Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/12/le-petit-zen-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/12/le-petit-zen-art Date: May 12, 2015

Through drawings, paintings and other techniques, adults will create miniature works (4"x6") or less of Zen art. The instructing artist will demonstrate how to create delicate works, using repeating strokes and patterns for a Zen experience.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-05-12 2015-05-12 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 25 Mar 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Tuesdays at The Pavilion: Arts & Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/12/tuesdays-at-the-pavilion-arts-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/12/tuesdays-at-the-pavilion-arts-crafts Date: May 12, 2015

Union Square Park's playground isn't the only place kids can have fun in the park! Bring your little ones to The Pavilion in the North Plaza every Tuesday at 3 p.m. to explore fun new topics every month through arts and crafts!

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: The Pavilion in Union Square Park (in Union Square Park)

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M089 Union Square Park 2015-05-12 2015-05-12 3:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.7364, -73.9899 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/552d22b9b8f61.jpg Tue, 14 Apr 2015 11:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/12/bryant-park-juggling1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/12/bryant-park-juggling1 Date: May 12, 2015

Test your coordination and dexterity with free juggling lessons in the park. All skill levels are welcome to join in the fun. Equipment is provided.

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 42nd Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-05-12 2015-05-12 5:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.7543, -73.9834 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551c40306ac5e.jpg Fri, 03 Apr 2015 16:00:12 EDT
<![CDATA[Brooklyn Nets Wheelchair Basketball Open Gym]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/12/brooklyn-nets-wheelchair-basketball-open-gym http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/12/brooklyn-nets-wheelchair-basketball-open-gym Date: May 12, 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 2015-05-12 2015-05-12 8:00 pm 9:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8344 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:54 EST
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: Nature & Science in Dialogue]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/13/art-in-the-garden-nature-science-in-dialogue http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/13/art-in-the-garden-nature-science-in-dialogue Date: May 13, 2015

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-05-13 2015-05-13 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55316a4e7ba86.jpg Fri, 17 Apr 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Master Story Tellers Exhbition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/13/master-story-tellers-exhbition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/13/master-story-tellers-exhbition Date: May 13, 2015

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-05-13 2015-05-13 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551303695a60c.jpg Wed, 25 Mar 2015 17:00:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition: Mariella Bisson: Sunlight, Water and Gravity]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/13/exhibition-mariella-bisson-sunlight-water-and-gravity http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/13/exhibition-mariella-bisson-sunlight-water-and-gravity Date: May 13, 2015

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-05-13 2015-05-13 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/553526dd9d9c9.jpg Tue, 21 Apr 2015 16:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/13/summer-sports-experience1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/13/summer-sports-experience1 Date: May 13, 2015

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 972-2135

Location: Sunset Park Recreation Center (in Sunset Park)

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B087 Sunset Park 2015-05-13 2015-05-13 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.648, -74.0037 Fri, 24 Apr 2015 19:00:11 EDT
<![CDATA[Resiliency and Elements Art Exhibit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/13/resiliency-and-elements http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/13/resiliency-and-elements Date: May 13, 2015

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

Location: Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2015-05-13 2015-05-13 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.5026, -74.2518 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551835104e9c8.jpeg Wed, 08 Apr 2015 16:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Dancercise]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/13/dancercise http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/13/dancercise Date: May 13, 2015

Get in shape with dance moves while using weights.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-05-13 2015-05-13 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 18 Feb 2015 17:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/13/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/13/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park Date: May 13, 2015

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

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

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M010 Central Park 2015-05-13 2015-05-13 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.7725, -73.967 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5522d5a3da8bf.jpg Tue, 07 Apr 2015 18:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/13/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/13/bryant-park-juggling Date: May 13, 2015

Test your coordination and dexterity with free juggling lessons in the park. All skill levels are welcome to join in the fun. Equipment is provided.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 42nd Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-05-13 2015-05-13 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7543, -73.9834 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551c3ca583ca1.jpg Fri, 03 Apr 2015 16:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/13/summer-sports-experience http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/13/summer-sports-experience Date: May 13, 2015

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

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 402-5155

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

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2015-05-13 2015-05-13 1:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.8108, -73.9147 Fri, 24 Apr 2015 19:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/13/summer-sports-experience2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/13/summer-sports-experience2 Date: May 13, 2015

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

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 927-2012

Location: Highbridge Recreation Center (in Highbridge Park)

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M037 Highbridge Park 2015-05-13 2015-05-13 1:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.8426, -73.9343 Fri, 24 Apr 2015 19:00:15 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/13/summer-sports-experience3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/13/summer-sports-experience3 Date: May 13, 2015

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

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 263-1163

Location: Lost Battalion Hall Recreation Center

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2015-05-13 2015-05-13 1:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.7322, -73.8652 Fri, 24 Apr 2015 19:00:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Recycle-To-Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/13/recycletoart http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/13/recycletoart Date: May 13, 2015

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-05-13 2015-05-13 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:13 EST
<![CDATA[GreenThumb Workshop: Soil Health]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/13/greenthumb-workshop-soil-health http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/13/greenthumb-workshop-soil-health Date: May 13, 2015

Want to learn how to keep your plants growing strong this season? Plant health is usually directly linked to the health of the soil it is growing in. We will cover soil health basics. Included in this will be different ways of checking to see how your soil is doing based upon special indicators. We will also cover the ways you can amend or prepare your soil differently in order to improve the health of your soil, thereby getting your plants well nourished and viable.

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 788-8070

Location: La Perla Garden

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2015-05-13 2015-05-13 5:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.7982, -73.9632 Tue, 21 Apr 2015 18:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[New York Rollin' Knicks Wheelchair Basketball Open Gym]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/13/new-york-rollin-knicks-wheelchair-basketball-open-gym http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/13/new-york-rollin-knicks-wheelchair-basketball-open-gym Date: May 13, 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 2015-05-13 2015-05-13 6:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.8441, -73.9188 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:47 EST
<![CDATA[Dancing in Bryant Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/13/dancing-in-bryant-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/13/dancing-in-bryant-park Date: May 13, 2015

This social dance party features popular dance instructors plus an incredible band each week, and is hosted and produced by Talia Castro-Pozo.

From novices to experts, all are welcome. Lessons 6:00 – 7:00p.m., followed by dancing to live music 7:00 – 8:30p.m.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-05-13 2015-05-13 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.7541, -73.9845 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55156fda8d382.jpg Fri, 27 Mar 2015 17:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Glutes in Gear: Cardio & Toning]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/13/shapeup-nyc-glutes-in-gear-cardio-toning http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/13/shapeup-nyc-glutes-in-gear-cardio-toning Date: May 13, 2015

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

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-05-13 2015-05-13 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:17 EST
<![CDATA[FrogWatch Monthly Monitoring Sessions]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/13/frogwatch-monthly-monitoring-sessions http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/13/frogwatch-monthly-monitoring-sessions Date: May 13, 2015

Join us for monthly monitoring sessions where we listen for the calls of local frogs. FrogWatch USA is a nationwide program that monitors and tracks amphibian populations by collecting data with help from volunteers like you! Bring a headlamp or flashlight for the night walk and monitoring.

This program is suitable for ages 8 and up. Registration required.

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: 200 Nevada Avenue (in High Rock Park)

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R088 High Rock Park 2015-05-13 2015-05-13 7:30 pm 9:30 pm 40.5845, -74.1251 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551acf0784300.png Tue, 31 Mar 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/14/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/14/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park2 Date: May 14, 2015

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2015-05-14 2015-05-14 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.8606, -73.9338 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5395c8d750ccf.jpg Fri, 13 Mar 2015 11:00:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/14/bryant-park-tai-chi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/14/bryant-park-tai-chi Date: May 14, 2015

Free classes for all ages and experience levels.

Bryant Park Tai Chi is provided by the CK Tai Chi Chuan Center and led by teachers and students who train at CK Chu Tai Chi under the direction of Jeremy Hubbell.

Classes are rain or shine.

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 2015-05-14 2015-05-14 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.7541, -73.9845 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55145e35cc67f.JPG Thu, 26 Mar 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Tai Chi for Beginners]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/14/tai-chi-for-beginners http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/14/tai-chi-for-beginners Date: May 14, 2015

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-05-14 2015-05-14 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 12 Mar 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: Nature & Science in Dialogue]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/14/art-in-the-garden-nature-science-in-dialogue http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/14/art-in-the-garden-nature-science-in-dialogue Date: May 14, 2015

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-05-14 2015-05-14 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55316a4e7ba86.jpg Fri, 17 Apr 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Master Story Tellers Exhbition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/14/master-story-tellers-exhbition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/14/master-story-tellers-exhbition Date: May 14, 2015

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-05-14 2015-05-14 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551303695a60c.jpg Wed, 25 Mar 2015 17:00:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Fitness Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/14/fitness-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/14/fitness-walk Date: May 14, 2015

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

Adults only.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

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

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-05-14 2015-05-14 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/553526dd9d9c9.jpg Tue, 21 Apr 2015 16:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Join The Battery Conservancy as a Horticulture Volunteer!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/14/join-the-battery-conservancy-as-a-horticulture-volunteer http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/14/join-the-battery-conservancy-as-a-horticulture-volunteer Date: May 14, 2015

Join the Battery Conservancy as a horticulture volunteer!

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

Volunteer Description

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

Sign up is required.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Playground (in Battery Park)

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M005 Battery Park 2015-05-14 2015-05-14 9:30 am 12:00 pm 40.7029, -74.0157 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5511a3d5f11e0.jpg Fri, 03 Apr 2015 15:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/14/summer-sports-experience http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/14/summer-sports-experience Date: May 14, 2015

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 972-2135

Location: Sunset Park Recreation Center (in Sunset Park)

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

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

Location: Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2015-05-14 2015-05-14 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.5026, -74.2518 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551835104e9c8.jpeg Wed, 08 Apr 2015 16:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Stretching, Toning, Relaxation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/14/stretching-toning-relaxation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/14/stretching-toning-relaxation Date: May 14, 2015

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

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

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-05-14 2015-05-14 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:48 EST
<![CDATA[It's My Park at McLaughlin Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/14/its-my-park-at-mclaughlin-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/14/its-my-park-at-mclaughlin-park Date: May 14, 2015

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

Start time: 10:15 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 272-8453

Location: McLaughlin Park

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-4506 x10

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 777-1089

Location: Merchant's House Museum

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M318 Merchant's House Museum 2015-05-14 2015-05-14 12:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.7277, -73.9923 Fri, 17 Apr 2015 18:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/14/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/14/bryant-park-juggling Date: May 14, 2015

Test your coordination and dexterity with free juggling lessons in the park. All skill levels are welcome to join in the fun. Equipment is provided.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 42nd Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-05-14 2015-05-14 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7543, -73.9834 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551c3ca583ca1.jpg Fri, 03 Apr 2015 16:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Exploration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/14/nature-exploration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/14/nature-exploration Date: May 14, 2015

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

  • Discovery Pack, 12–4 pm
    The Prospect Park Alliance invites you to get inspired by nature with our new Discovery Packs, a ready-to-go kits filled with nature activities for families. In April, play Habitat Bingo, search for birds and design a home for one of the Park's many living things. In May, monitor the development of plants that supply food and shelter for birds in Prospect Park.
  • Bird Nerds Game Hour, 2 pm
    Test your knowledge of birds in this fun, mildly competitive hour of puzzles, Bingo, card games, and more!
  • Nature on the Go!, 3 pm
    An Alliance Naturalist will lead children and families to areas near the Audubon Center, where you can learn about the nature that is all around us and participate in a Citizen Science project.
  • Animal Encounter, 4 pm
    Curious as to how “Snappy” the turtle got her name? Want to watch the snake gobble up a mouse? Join Alliance Naturalists in learning more about the animals in the Audubon Center’s collection and even assist in an actual feeding.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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

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

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 923-8008

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

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M073 Roger Morris Park 2015-05-14 2015-05-14 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.8345, -73.9385 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55301789374c7.jpg Thu, 16 Apr 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Learn To Draw]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/14/learn-to-draw http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/14/learn-to-draw Date: May 14, 2015

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

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-05-14 2015-05-14 1:30 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:23 EST
<![CDATA[Garden Crew]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/14/garden-crew http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/14/garden-crew Date: May 14, 2015

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

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

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Sherman Creek Park (in Sherman Creek)

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

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

Start time: 4:30 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 788-8070

Location: Joe Holzka Community Garden

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

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

Presented in partnership with New York City Audubon.

Follow our sightings virtually on the Bryant Park Blog.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 333-2552

Location: Imani Community Garden

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

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

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

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-549-3200

Location: Wave Hill

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

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

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

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

Start time: 7:00 am

End time: 8:15 am

Contact phone: (718) 885-1461

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

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

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-05-15 2015-05-15 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55316a4e7ba86.jpg Fri, 17 Apr 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Master Story Tellers Exhbition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/15/master-story-tellers-exhbition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/15/master-story-tellers-exhbition Date: May 15, 2015

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-05-15 2015-05-15 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551303695a60c.jpg Wed, 25 Mar 2015 17:00:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Yoga in the Orangerie: Gentle Level One]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/15/yoga-in-the-orangeriegentle-level-one http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/15/yoga-in-the-orangeriegentle-level-one Date: May 15, 2015

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

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

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

Start time: 8:45 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 885-1461

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 442-0336

Location: Westerleigh Park

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-05-15 2015-05-15 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/553526dd9d9c9.jpg Tue, 21 Apr 2015 16:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at St. James Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/15/its-my-park-at-st-james-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/15/its-my-park-at-st-james-park Date: May 15, 2015

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

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 12:15 pm

Contact phone: (914) 672-0992

Location: St. James Park

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

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 972-2135

Location: Sunset Park Recreation Center (in Sunset Park)

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

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

Location: Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2015-05-15 2015-05-15 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.7691, -73.9741 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5522d225a5880.jpg Mon, 06 Apr 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Tai Chi Class for Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/15/tai-chiadults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/15/tai-chiadults Date: May 15, 2015

Learn the correct Tai Chi walk, movement and breathing techniques for health, balance and well-being.

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-05-15 2015-05-15 11:30 am 12:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:19 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Cardio Toning]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/15/shape-up-nyc-cardio-toning http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/15/shape-up-nyc-cardio-toning Date: May 15, 2015

An exercise class focusing on your core through a combination of strength, balance and toning exercises that raise the heart rate to burn calories and strengthen the cardio-respiratory system. Workout mat recommended.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-05-15 2015-05-15 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:14 EST
<![CDATA[Nature Exploration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/15/nature-exploration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/15/nature-exploration Date: May 15, 2015

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

  • Discovery Pack, 12–4 pm
    The Prospect Park Alliance invites you to get inspired by nature with our new Discovery Packs, a ready-to-go kits filled with nature activities for families. In April, play Habitat Bingo, search for birds and design a home for one of the Park's many living things. In May, monitor the development of plants that supply food and shelter for birds in Prospect Park.
  • Bird Nerds Game Hour, 2 pm
    Test your knowledge of birds in this fun, mildly competitive hour of puzzles, Bingo, card games, and more!
  • Nature on the Go!, 3 pm
    An Alliance Naturalist will lead children and families to areas near the Audubon Center, where you can learn about the nature that is all around us and participate in a Citizen Science project.
  • Animal Encounter, 4 pm
    Curious as to how “Snappy” the turtle got her name? Want to watch the snake gobble up a mouse? Join Alliance Naturalists in learning more about the animals in the Audubon Center’s collection and even assist in an actual feeding.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-05-15 2015-05-15 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 Mon, 09 Mar 2015 19:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/15/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/15/bryant-park-juggling Date: May 15, 2015

Test your coordination and dexterity with free juggling lessons in the park. All skill levels are welcome to join in the fun. Equipment is provided.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 42nd Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-05-15 2015-05-15 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7543, -73.9834 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551c3ca583ca1.jpg Fri, 03 Apr 2015 16:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Adapted Swim Program for People with Disabilities at Roy Wilkins Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/15/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities4 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/15/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities4 Date: May 15, 2015

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

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

Location: Roy Wilkins Recreation Center

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Q448 Roy Wilkins Recreation Center 2015-05-15 2015-05-15 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.6881, -73.7701 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:21 EST