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 Fri, 29 May 2015 10:30:39 GMT NYC Parks News 25 25 http://www.nycgovparks.org/sub_things_to_do/upcoming_events/events_search.php http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/parks_leaf_thumb.gif <![CDATA[Saturday Morning Arts and Crafts: For The Birds Edition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/saturday-morning-for-the-birds-edition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/saturday-morning-for-the-birds-edition Date: May 30, 2015

Come join us at a For The Birds edition of Saturday morning Arts and Crafts.

Make bird inspired art; let nature be your inspiration.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

Location: Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2015-05-30 2015-05-30 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.5026, -74.2518 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/555b5e237ed66.jpg Tue, 19 May 2015 16:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/bryant-park-juggling Date: May 30, 2015

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: 212-768-4242

Location: 42nd Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-05-30 2015-05-30 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.7543, -73.9834 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551c3f440bb02.jpg Fri, 03 Apr 2015 16:00:11 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Conservatory Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden Date: May 30, 2015

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

Location: Vanderbilt Gate (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-05-30 2015-05-30 11:00 am 12:15 pm 40.7935, -73.9519 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/552d43a12516a.jpg Tue, 14 Apr 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour Date: May 30, 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 2015-05-30 2015-05-30 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[NYRR Youth Running Series at the UAE Healthy Kidney 10K]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/nyrr-youth-running-series-at-the-uae-healthy-kidney-10k http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/nyrr-youth-running-series-at-the-uae-healthy-kidney-10k Date: May 30, 2015

Give your kids a chance to enjoy spring road racing at the NYRR Youth Running Series at the UAE Healthy Kidney 10K.

Sign up today for a 1.6-mile run in Central Park for kids 7-18 years old. Register here.

The event will be staged in three age groups: 7-10 years, 11-13 years, and 14-18 years. Join the New York Road Runners for an unforgettable race!

Start time: 11:15 am

End time: 12:15 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Central Park

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M010 Central Park 2015-05-30 2015-05-30 11:15 am 12:15 pm 40.7796, -73.9694 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54f0bba774727.jpg Wed, 06 May 2015 12:01:43 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Community Chair Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/free-community-chair-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/free-community-chair-yoga Date: May 30, 2015

Learn how to adapt traditional yoga poses while sitting or standing with the support of a chair. This session includes a combination of stretching, strengthening and breathing techniques designed to relieve stress, calm the mind and increase mobility. Led by a member from the Yoga for Bliss team, chair yoga is suitable for all ages, fitness levels and physical conditions. Registration recommended, online at www.wavehill.org, or at the Perkins Visitor Center. Drop-ins will be accommodated as space permits. Free, and admission to the grounds is free until noon.

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-05-30 2015-05-30 11:30 am 12:30 pm 40.8987, -73.9125 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5554e3661f0e0.jpg Wed, 20 May 2015 18:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[ESL Intermediate Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/esl-intermediate http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/esl-intermediate Date: May 30, 2015

Spanish-speaking adults will learn the basic structure of reading and writing English from a certified ESL instructor.

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-05-30 2015-05-30 11:30 am 12:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 19:00:10 EST
<![CDATA[Drifting in Daylight]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/drifting-in-daylight http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/drifting-in-daylight Date: May 30, 2015

Drifting in Daylight is a dreamy springtime pathway of art that winds through the world’s most iconic park. The multi-part art installation includes performative, participatory, and perceptual work by artists Spencer Finch, Alicia Framis, Nina Katchadourian, Ragnar Kjartansson, Marc Bamuthi Joseph, David Levine, Karyn Olivier, and Lauri Stallings + glo. These works include a soft-serve ice cream truck serving free cones containing ice cream the color of a Central Park sunset, a boat filled with musicians floating on the Harlem Meer, and actors quietly performing moments from iconic movie scenes shot in the park.

As the centerpiece of Central Park Conservancy’s 35th anniversary celebration, this free public exhibition aims to draw visitors into the park’s beautiful north end, much of which has been expertly restored by the Conservancy. The six-weekend show will tempt visitors to transcend their busy lives, losing themselves along a playful trail of sensory experiences.

Visit the Drifting in Daylight website for more information and a detailed map.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Conservatory Garden (in Central Park),The Great Hill (in Central Park),Harlem Meer near Malcolm X Blvd Entrance (in Central Park),Path around Harlem Meer (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-05-30 2015-05-30 12:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.7937, -73.9522; 40.7977, -73.9587; 40.7975, -73.9532; 40.7953, -73.9519 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5550d406e8878.JPG Thu, 14 May 2015 13:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Introduction to Bird Watching]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/introduction-to-bird-watching http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/introduction-to-bird-watching Date: May 30, 2015

Look! Up in the sky, it’s a bird! But what kind of bird is it? Join the Prospect Park Alliance to learn about the magnificent array of birds that call Prospect Park home.

Led by the Brooklyn Bird Club.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-05-30 2015-05-30 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 Wed, 18 Mar 2015 13:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Los Tres Creditos / The Three Little Pigs]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/los-tres-creditos-the-three-little-pigs http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/los-tres-creditos-the-three-little-pigs Date: May 30, 2015

Mama Piggy narrates this bilingual adaptation that features a vegetarian wolf and the three cutest little pigs on this side of town.

Action, adventure, Salsa, and other Latin music keeps audiences clapping en route to a happy ending.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718-) 60-6560

Location: 111th Street and 53rd Ave (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2015-05-30 2015-05-30 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7433, -73.8514 Wed, 08 Apr 2015 11:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Celebrate Astoria International Cultural Fest]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/multicultural http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/multicultural Date: May 30, 2015

Astoria, Queens is a true example of a melting pot; its population has the influence of many cultures from all over the world.

Join us on Saturday, May 30th by celebrating some of these amazing cultures through song and dance.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 728-7820

Location: Astoria Park Lawn (in Astoria Park)

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Q004 Astoria Park 2015-05-30 2015-05-30 12:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.7787, -73.9231 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/554b906747e5c.jpg Tue, 19 May 2015 16:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Roller Skate at Brooklyn Bridge Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/roller-skate-at-brooklyn-bridge-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/roller-skate-at-brooklyn-bridge-park Date: May 30, 2015

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 2 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2015-05-30 2015-05-30 12:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.6998, -73.9988 Mon, 20 Apr 2015 15:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Training 5/30]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/training-530 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/training-530 Date: May 30, 2015

Arrive ready to map! This is a free event, all equipment will be provided.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location:

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2015-05-30 2015-05-30 12:00 pm 3:00 pm Fri, 22 May 2015 13:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Strawberry Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/strawbery-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/strawbery-festival Date: May 30, 2015

Join us for the 7th Annual Strawberry Festival. There will be entertainment, crafts, games, inflatables, music, tattoo artist, face painting, strawberry eating contest, carnival games, and much more!

Sponsored by Council Member Rafael L. Espinal, Jr.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 235-4100

Location: Lower Highland Playground (in Highland Park)

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Q020 Highland Park 2015-05-30 2015-05-30 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.684, -73.8856 Thu, 26 Mar 2015 18:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Sumi-e Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/sumie-workshopadults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/sumie-workshopadults Date: May 30, 2015

Learn this ancient style of Japanese water color art with artist Rosalba Henao. The technique results in a delicate work you will be proud to display.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-05-30 2015-05-30 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Tue, 05 May 2015 19:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Citizenship Classes for Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/citizenship-classes-for-adults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/citizenship-classes-for-adults Date: May 30, 2015

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

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-05-30 2015-05-30 12:30 pm 1:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 19:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[OutdoorFest 2015: Free Fitness Outdoors]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/outdoorfest-2015-free-fitness-outdoors http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/outdoorfest-2015-free-fitness-outdoors Date: May 30, 2015

Come and go as you please to this afternoon-long fitness festival. Bring a yoga mat for yoga at 3:30 p.m., a 60 minute vinyasa class by Angelica Olstad of Pop Up Yoga NYC, suitable for all levels. Running groups will be a moderate/easy pace for tours of the island at 12:30pm. Boot camp at 2pm is for everybody and will be fun! If nothing else, come by and have a picnic. Take your shoes off. Play in the grass. Sit under a tree. Relax... living in NYC doesn't mean you can't enjoy the great outdoors.

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Colonels Row

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2015-05-30 2015-05-30 12:30 pm 5:00 pm 40.69, -74.0186 Tue, 26 May 2015 13:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[FLOW.15 Grand Opening]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/flow15-grand-opening http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/flow15-grand-opening Date: May 30, 2015

Join us for FLOW, Randall Island's annual summer outdoor art exhibition! Come enjoy public art along the scenic waterfront from May through November.

This year's artists are Nicholas Fraser, Sharon Ma, Rob Swainston, Rica Takashima, and David Wilson.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 830-7722

Location: Touchdown of the 103rd Street Footbridge (in Randall's Island Park)

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2015-05-30 2015-05-30 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.7849, -73.9358 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/555215f61a006.jpg Thu, 28 May 2015 13:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Historic New York: Fort Greene]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/historic-new-york-ft-greene http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/historic-new-york-ft-greene Date: May 30, 2015

Urban Park Rangers specialize in interpretation of historic turning points, both natural and man-made, in our city's long history.

Fort Greene's history is rife with important names--Walt Whitman, Nathaniel Greene, Frederick Law Olmsted, Calvert Vaux, William Howard Taft, and McKim, Mead and White, to name a few--hinting at the important role the park has played in the city's history. On this historic walking tour, learn about Fort Greene Park and its ties to American history, and view the monument that stands as a tribute the 11,000 men, women and children who died on British Prison Ships during the Revolutionary War.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

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

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B032 Fort Greene Park 2015-05-30 2015-05-30 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.6922, -73.9748 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5507557e693d7.jpg Wed, 06 May 2015 12:01:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Community Paddle]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/community-paddle http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/community-paddle Date: May 30, 2015

Come enjoy free short canoe trips for beginners and families.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430-4665

Location: Concrete Plant Park

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X305 Concrete Plant Park 2015-05-30 2015-05-30 1:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.8269, -73.8848 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55510847da554.jpg Mon, 11 May 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: The Ramble]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/central-park-tour-the-ramble http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/central-park-tour-the-ramble Date: May 30, 2015

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

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Belvedere Castle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-05-30 2015-05-30 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.7793, -73.9691 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55241420b51da.jpg Tue, 07 Apr 2015 18:00:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Paper Arts & Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/paper-arts-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/paper-arts-crafts Date: May 30, 2015

Participants of all ages have fun creating paper arts and crafts. Projects may include origami, kirigami, decoupage, and collage.

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 2015-05-30 2015-05-30 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Tue, 06 Jan 2015 13:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/summer-sports-experience http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/summer-sports-experience Date: May 30, 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: 2:00 pm

End time: 6:00 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 2015-05-30 2015-05-30 2:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.8108, -73.9147 Mon, 04 May 2015 14:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/summer-sports-experience5 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/summer-sports-experience5 Date: May 30, 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 Recreation (click here to email them). See you there!

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 263-1163

Location: Lost Battalion Playground (in Lost Battalion Hall Recreation Center)

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Q401 Lost Battalion Hall Recreation Center 2015-05-30 2015-05-30 2:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.7322, -73.865 Mon, 11 May 2015 10:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Fleece Fun]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/fleece-fun http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/fleece-fun Date: May 30, 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 2015-05-30 2015-05-30 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6643, -73.9639 Wed, 25 Feb 2015 12:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Funny Clown]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/funny-clown http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/funny-clown Date: May 30, 2015

Skats the Clown has been bringing the funny to audiences for nearly two decades. His confusing style of clown comedy is guaranteed to bring out the inner child in everyone. Combining magic and clownery, Skats makes everyone laugh out loud while also leaving them in amazement!

Please note: Although the entertainment is free, there is a fee to ride the carousel and purchase items from the concession stand.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 788-2676

Location: Carousel (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2015-05-30 2015-05-30 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7005, -73.8552 Wed, 06 May 2015 14:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Wave Hill Gallery Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/gallery-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/gallery-tour Date: May 30, 2015

Join a curatorial fellow for an exhibition tour designed to draw visitors into a lively discussion about the relationship between art and nature. In the main gallery, Chris Doyle: Landscape Fictions brings to life the Hudson River. An artist whose sense of craft verges on the obsessive, Doyle presents three animations from a decades-long practice animating the natural world that exists on the urban fringes. This exhibition accompanies The Lightening, a site-specific project installed in the Aquatic Garden that combines mirrored surfaces with backlit animations into an artwork that changes as the day turns into night. At the same time, in the Sunroom Project Space, Kiran Chandra explores the “swarm” as a social form through a sculptural and sonic interpretation of Eugene Marais’ The Soul of the White Ant. Tours take place Tuesdays and Saturdays at 2PM. Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Glyndor Gallery (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-05-30 2015-05-30 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.8989, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5554e40721f45.jpg Wed, 20 May 2015 18:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Union Square: Crossroads of New York Walking Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/union-square-crossroads-of-new-york-walking-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/union-square-crossroads-of-new-york-walking-tour Date: May 30, 2015

The Union Square Partnership teamed with Big Onion Walking Tours to create a free, 90-minute walking tour Saturdaysentitled Union Square: Crossroads of New York. The tour departs from the Abraham Lincoln Statue located along the 16th Street transverse. With the help of a tour guide, you will explore the social and political history of the Union Square neighborhood through discussions of the people, history, architecture, and forces that have shaped this community. Reservations are not required for individuals, but are required for groups.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 517-1826

Location: Abraham Lincoln Statue (in Union Square Park)

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M089 Union Square Park 2015-05-30 2015-05-30 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.7363, -73.9901 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54cfe899a5d4d.jpg Tue, 14 Apr 2015 16:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Le Petit Zen Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/le-petit-zen-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/le-petit-zen-art Date: May 30, 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 2015-05-30 2015-05-30 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 25 Mar 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[The Basics of Composting for the Urban Gardener]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/the-basics-of-composting-for-the-urban-gardener http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/the-basics-of-composting-for-the-urban-gardener Date: May 30, 2015

Jeremy Teperman of the NYC Compost project, hosted by the Queens Botanical Garden, will present a two-hour workshop on the basics of composting.

Urban gardeners of all levels are welcome!

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 206-0545

Location: King Manor Museum (in Rufus King Park)

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Q023 Rufus King Park 2015-05-30 2015-05-30 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.703, -73.8037 Wed, 06 May 2015 13:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[People's Garden: Painting in Trees Opening Reception]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/peoples-garden-painting-in-trees-opening-reception http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/peoples-garden-painting-in-trees-opening-reception Date: May 30, 2015

Paintings in Trees is an exhibition of paintings and sculpture meant to bring Bushwick’s community into The People’s Garden and to bring attention to this jewel of a garden located in Bushwick right on Broadway. Artwork will be hung and displayed in trees, on the exterior walls of adjoining buildings, on the grass and in other nooks and crannies around the garden. The work will be exposed to the elements for the duration of the exhibition. Proceeds from the sale of food and beverages at the reception will go directly to the garden. In the event of sales, participating artists are invited to donate a percentage of their choosing to the garden.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: People's Garden

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2015-05-30 2015-05-30 3:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.6915, -73.9256 Wed, 06 May 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Barstarzz Workout]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/barstarzz-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/barstarzz-workshop Date: May 30, 2015

Join the Barstarzz as they hold a one hour free class including a short freestyle calisthenic demonstration and a beginner workout routine. Get acquainted with your body and learn different ways to stay in shape without requiring a lot of equipment.

Let Fort Tryon Park be your free green gym!

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Anne Loftus Playground (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2015-05-30 2015-05-30 3:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.8652, -73.9288 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55560b343fdae.jpg Tue, 19 May 2015 16:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Music in the Park: The Ebony Hillbillies String Band]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/the-ebony-hillbillies-string-band http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/the-ebony-hillbillies-string-band Date: May 30, 2015

Bring a chair or blanket and enjoy the sounds of The Ebony Hillbillies.

Sponsored by Queens Borough President Melinda Katz in partnership with Kupferberg Center for the Arts at Queens College.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 393-7370

Location: St Albans Park (in St. Albans Park)

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Q051 St. Albans Park 2015-05-30 2015-05-30 4:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.6931, -73.7788 Tue, 26 May 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Camping: Bronx]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/family-camping-bronx http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/family-camping-bronx Date: May 30, 2015

We camp to create lasting memories, connect with the natural world, and bond with our families. Camping affords us the opportunity to unplug from the diversions of everyday life and to laugh and play with our families.

Tents are provided. Space is limited and families are chosen by lottery. To enter your family in the lottery visit nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Wednesday, May 20th.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 548-0912

Location: Van Cortlandt Park

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2015-05-30 2015-05-30 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.8916, -73.8929 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55108a61984ac.JPG Thu, 28 May 2015 15:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Shakespeare: The Two Gentlemen of Verona]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/bryant-park-shakespeare-the-two-gentlemen-of-verona http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/bryant-park-shakespeare-the-two-gentlemen-of-verona Date: May 30, 2015

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

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

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

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-05-30 2015-05-30 6:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.7534, -73.9827 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55157562ed022.jpg Fri, 27 Mar 2015 17:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Shakespeare in the Park: The Tempest]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/shakespeare-in-the-park-the-tempest http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/shakespeare-in-the-park-the-tempest Date: May 30, 2015

Academy Award nominee Sam Waterston (Newsroom, Law & Order, The Public’s King Lear) returns in The Tempest, Shakespeare’s classic about young love, old enemies and the eternal magic of storytelling. Exiled to a fantastical island, Prospero unleashes a churning storm to shipwreck the traitor brother who stole his throne and settle the score once and for all. But bitter revenge is upended by newfound love in this sublime masterpiece that proves we are all “such stuff as dreams are made on.” Tony Award nominee Michael Greif (Romeo and Juliet, Our Lady of Kibeho, If/Then, Next to Normal) directs.

Visit the Public Theater website for information on getting free tickets.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Delacorte Theater (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-05-30 2015-05-30 8:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.7799, -73.9688 Tue, 26 May 2015 11:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Ranger's Choice: Twilight Canoe]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/rangers-choice-twilight-canoe http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/30/rangers-choice-twilight-canoe Date: May 30, 2015

NYC Parks' bright and talented Urban Park Rangers are what make our Weekend Adventure programs so amazing. Enjoy an evening canoeing as the twilight turns into evening. On this Ranger-guided trip, participants should have prior canoe experience and must be able to demonstrate proper technique. Participants are chosen by lottery. To enter your name in the lottery, visit www.nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Wednesday, May 20th.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Central Park

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M010 Central Park 2015-05-30 2015-05-30 8:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.7796, -73.9694 Thu, 21 May 2015 13:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: Nature & Science in Dialogue]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/31/art-in-the-garden-nature-science-in-dialogue http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/31/art-in-the-garden-nature-science-in-dialogue Date: May 31, 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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2015-05-31 2015-05-31 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[Summer on the Hudson: Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/31/summer-on-the-hudson-tai-chi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/31/summer-on-the-hudson-tai-chi Date: May 31, 2015

Join Silvana Pizzuti at the gorgeous Soldier's and Sailor's Monument on Sunday mornings to learn and practice Tai Chi, a slow moving martial art with health benefits for all fitness levels.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: 311

Location: Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument (in Riverside Park)

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M072 Riverside Park 2015-05-31 2015-05-31 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.792, -73.979 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5519865d5488f.JPG Mon, 30 Mar 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Alley Pond Park Adventure Course: Free Public Sundays]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/31/alley-pond-park-adventure-course-free-public-sundays http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/31/alley-pond-park-adventure-course-free-public-sundays Date: May 31, 2015

The Alley Pond Park Adventure Course offers free outdoor adventure that fosters trust, communication and team building at Alley Pond Park. The program is a two-hour adventure, which includes both low and high elements. The Adventure Course is open for individuals, small groups of friend, and family.

Space is Limited. Open to ages 8 and up. Minors must be accompanied by an adult. Valid photo identificaiton required. Sneakers required. For the months of July and August pre-registration is required. Please visit www.nycgovparks.org/programs/rangers/registration to enter your name into the lottery.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 217-4685

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

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2015-05-31 2015-05-31 9:30 am 12:00 pm 40.7428, -73.7359 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5508a1ad5dcb1.JPG Wed, 22 Apr 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Birding Basics for Families]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/31/birding-basics-for-families http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/31/birding-basics-for-families Date: May 31, 2015

Experience Central Park when it becomes a precious bird habitat and migration hot spot! Bring your family on a guided walk led by Conservancy Discovery Guides and NYC Audubon Society. Learn how to spot our feathered residents that make Central Park their home, and their foreign cousins as they pass through Central Park during their annual migration. Witness firsthand how the Conservancy's work has made the Park a sanctuary for these birds. Binoculars can be borrowed from the Dana Discovery Center.

Families only, maximum of three children per parent or guardian; no groups. Ages 5+. Free, pre-registration is recommended. Space is limited; arrive early for check in.

This program takes place rain or shine, except in extreme weather conditions (heavy rain, sustained winds of 30mph or heat index above 95 degrees).

For more information, please call 212.860.1378

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 860.1378

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

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M010 Central Park 2015-05-31 2015-05-31 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7968, -73.9515 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54f8b1598d246.jpg Thu, 09 Apr 2015 12:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Telling Nature and Family Stories]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/31/family-art-project-telling-nature-and-family-stories http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/31/family-art-project-telling-nature-and-family-stories Date: May 31, 2015

Led by visiting artist and performance artist Jesus Benavente and Family Art Project storyteller Rama Mandel, we celebrate storytelling at the Family Art Project and in our own lives. Share your own Wave Hill stories and recreate them using a variety of mixed media, then “plant” your story in a Storytelling Circle. Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-05-31 2015-05-31 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8987, -73.9125 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5554e4894377d.jpg Wed, 20 May 2015 18:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at American Playground]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/31/its-my-park-at-american-playground http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/31/its-my-park-at-american-playground Date: May 31, 2015

This It's My Park season, volunteer for a day of planting and cleaning to show your love for American Playground.

We will add planters to the playground to create cheer. All ages are welcome to join.

Please contact julia@osanb.org to register for the project. We look forward to a great day of caring for American Playground!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (917) 272-8278

Location: American Playground

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B001 American Playground 2015-05-31 2015-05-31 10:00 am 12:30 pm 40.7288, -73.9579 Wed, 13 May 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Buds: For 2s and 3s]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/31/garden-buds-for-2s-and-3s http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/31/garden-buds-for-2s-and-3s Date: May 31, 2015

Discover and explore the wonders of nature with your young gardener. Each class will focus on a different theme and allow your toddler to get a hands-on and fun experience with plants and gardening!

Each Bud must be accompanied by a parent or guardian (due to space limitations, no more than two adults can attend per family). Advance registration is required at gardenbuds.eventbrite.com.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-05-31 2015-05-31 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7515, -73.8262 Tue, 19 May 2015 16:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Hatha Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/31/hatha-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/31/hatha-yoga Date: May 31, 2015

Reduce stress, increase your energy and bring strength and flexibility to mind, body and spirit with a yoga practice. Classes are led by Yoga for Bliss director Neem Dewji and other certified instructors. Ms. Dewji is certified in Hatha and Therapeutic Yoga from The Yoga for Health Foundation, England, and The Integral Yoga Institute, NYC. All levels welcome. Sessions are held outdoors, weather permitting.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:15 am

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-05-31 2015-05-31 10:00 am 11:15 am 40.8991, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5554e596c62c0.jpg Wed, 20 May 2015 18:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Training 5/31]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/31/training-531 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/31/training-531 Date: May 31, 2015

Training events are designed to help voluntreers apply their online learning to master the TreeKIT mapping method and the Treecorder software before collecting data for TreesCount! 2015. This is a free event. All equipment will be provided. All you need is a willingness to learn!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location:

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2015-05-31 2015-05-31 10:00 am 1:00 pm Fri, 22 May 2015 13:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[TreesCount!2015 Training 5/31 Central Park North]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/31/treescount2015-training-531-central-park-north http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/31/treescount2015-training-531-central-park-north Date: May 31, 2015

Training events are designed to help voluntreers apply their online learning to master the TreeKIT mapping method and the Treecorder software before collecting data for TreesCount! 2015. This is a free event. All equipment will be provided. All you need is a willingness to learn!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: W 110th Street and Lenox Avenue

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2015-05-31 2015-05-31 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.7994, -73.9553 Thu, 28 May 2015 11:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[John Muir Trail Volunteer Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/31/john-muir-trail-volunteer-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/31/john-muir-trail-volunteer-day Date: May 31, 2015

The John Muir Trail Volunteer Day begins with the removal of invasive plants and the planting of native trees and shrubs.

Registration is required. Please call (718) 601-1553 for instructions.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 601-1553

Location: Friends of Van Cortlandt Park Compost Demo Site (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2015-05-31 2015-05-31 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.9045, -73.8964 Thu, 14 May 2015 18:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Natural Areas Exploration Day and Audubon Spring Migration Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/31/natural-areas-exploration-day-and-audubon-spring-migration-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/31/natural-areas-exploration-day-and-audubon-spring-migration-walk Date: May 31, 2015

Come explore Randall’s Island’s wetlands and other natural areas. All ages are welcome. Learn from natural areas experts and explore the island’s diverse plant and animal communities.

Check the Randall's Island event calendar for details.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Randalls Island Natural Areas (in Randall's Island Park)

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2015-05-31 2015-05-31 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.7919, -73.927 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5513040148626.jpg Fri, 27 Mar 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[La Casita Verde Garden Work Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/31/la-casita-verde-garden-work-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/31/la-casita-verde-garden-work-day Date: May 31, 2015

La Casita Verde was awarded a $1000 Love Your Block grant from The Citizen's Committee for New York City and we've purchased a tool shed.

We're celebrating by having a work day and inviting everyone into the garden to see how much progress we've made this spring.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: La Casita Verde

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2015-05-31 2015-05-31 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.7077, -73.9642 Wed, 27 May 2015 18:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Marine Ecology: Seining and the Shore]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/31/marine-ecology-seining-and-the-shore http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/31/marine-ecology-seining-and-the-shore Date: May 31, 2015

Catch-and-release fishing is a great way to get outdoors and discover nature just a few blocks from home. Our experienced Rangers teach the ethics of fishing and the ecology of our waterways on every fishing program.

Seining programs, which use nets to catch fish and crustaceans close to shore, are great for kids of all ages.

All equipment is provided. First-come, first-served. Participation in a mandatory safety review led by a trained Ranger is required.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: American Ballfields

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2015-05-31 2015-05-31 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.5991, -73.821 Wed, 06 May 2015 12:01:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Birding: Hawk Watch]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/31/birding-hawk-watch http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/31/birding-hawk-watch Date: May 31, 2015

New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife. Our Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in the urban jungle.

The old Pelham Bay landfill remains closed to the public, making it a great place to watch migrating birds of prey.

Join a small group of fellow birders as we go in search of these avian hunters. Registration is required. Please note: Registration has ended.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 319-7258

Location: Pelham Bay Park

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2015-05-31 2015-05-31 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.8586, -73.8027 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55075493cee60.jpg Thu, 28 May 2015 15:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Audubon II: Plant Clues]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/31/popup-audubon-ii-plant-clues http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/31/popup-audubon-ii-plant-clues Date: May 31, 2015

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Peninsula (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-05-31 2015-05-31 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.6572, -73.9689 Tue, 10 Mar 2015 12:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Audubon: Wonderful Warblers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/31/popup-audubon-wonderful-warblers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/31/popup-audubon-wonderful-warblers Date: May 31, 2015

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Eastwood (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-05-31 2015-05-31 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.6618, -73.9659 Thu, 23 Apr 2015 16:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Smorgasburg]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/31/smorgasburg http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/31/smorgasburg Date: May 31, 2015

Smorgasburg is Brooklyn Flea’s giant all-food market, featuring 100+ vendors every Sunday serving everything from freshly frosted black and white cookies to giant turkey legs to quinoa falafel.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 5 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2015-05-31 2015-05-31 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.6947, -74.0016 Fri, 22 May 2015 13:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Waterfront Walks: Guided Tours of Brooklyn Bridge Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/31/waterfront-walks-guided-tours-of-brooklyn-bridge-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/31/waterfront-walks-guided-tours-of-brooklyn-bridge-park Date: May 31, 2015

Learn about Brooklyn Bridge Park's unique history, sustainable design, and diverse ecology on these guided tours led by Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy docents.

Tours are first-come, first-served.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2015-05-31 2015-05-31 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7017, -73.9969 Thu, 09 Apr 2015 12:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Horseshoe Crabs]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/31/horseshoe-crabs http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/31/horseshoe-crabs Date: May 31, 2015

New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife. Our Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in the urban jungle.

Horseshoe crabs are more closely related to spiders and scorpions than crabs, and this amazing species is older than the dinosaurs. May through June is mating and egg-laying season; this will be your best opportunity to view them up close.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Plumb Beach

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2015-05-31 2015-05-31 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.5833, -73.921 Wed, 06 May 2015 12:01:19 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Brower Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/31/its-my-park-at-brower-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/31/its-my-park-at-brower-park Date: May 31, 2015

This It's My Park season, volunteer with the Friends of Brower Park to help care for Brower Park. Volunteers are needed to mulch, weed, and plant the butterfly garden and tree beds. Please bring your own work gloves. There will be additional opportunities to get involved in Brower Park by connecting with group leaders. Please email info@friendsofbrowerpark.org to register for the project. We look forward to working with you to care for Brower Park!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 272-8453

Location: Brower Park

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B012 Brower Park 2015-05-31 2015-05-31 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.6736, -73.9431 Tue, 28 Apr 2015 11:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Meditation at Wave Hill]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/31/meditation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/31/meditation Date: May 31, 2015

Let nature inspire you to find your center and reconnect with your true self using guided mindfulness and other meditation practices. Each session, led by Yoga for Bliss director Neem Dewji and other qualified instructors, includes instruction in simple techniques, followed by guided meditations. Sessions are held indoors. All levels welcome.

Start time: 11:45 am

End time: 12:45 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-05-31 2015-05-31 11:45 am 12:45 pm 40.8991, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5554e655d6952.jpg Wed, 20 May 2015 18:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Roller Skate at Brooklyn Bridge Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/31/roller-skate-at-brooklyn-bridge-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/31/roller-skate-at-brooklyn-bridge-park Date: May 31, 2015

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 2 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2015-05-31 2015-05-31 12:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.6998, -73.9988 Mon, 20 Apr 2015 15:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/31/family-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/31/family-day Date: May 31, 2015

Come join us for a fun-filled day of crafts, games, inflatables, face painting, light refreshments, and more!

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 393-7370

Location: Manton Playground (in Hoover - Manton Playgrounds)

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Q220G Hoover - Manton Playgrounds 2015-05-31 2015-05-31 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7119, -73.8216 Tue, 19 May 2015 16:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Alley Pond Park Adventure Course: Free Public Sundays]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/31/alley-pond-park-adventure-course-free-public-sundays1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/31/alley-pond-park-adventure-course-free-public-sundays1 Date: May 31, 2015

The Alley Pond Park Adventure Course offers free outdoor adventure that fosters trust, communication, and team building. The program is two-hour adventure which includes both low and high elements. The Adventure Course is open for individuals, small groups of friends, and family.

Space is Limited. Open to ages 8 and up. Minors must be accompanied by an adult. Valid photo identificaiton required. Sneakers required. For the months of July and August pre-registration is required. Please visit http://www.nycgovparks.org/programs/rangers/registration to enter your name into the lottery.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 217-4685

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

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2015-05-31 2015-05-31 1:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.7428, -73.7359 Wed, 22 Apr 2015 17:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Basic Orienteering (light)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/31/basic-orienteering-light http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/31/basic-orienteering-light Date: May 31, 2015

Our Urban Park Ranger hiking guides will introduce you to the hidden gems of New York City.

On orienteering hikes you will learn to strengthen your map reading and compass using skills.

Light hikes feature a leisurely stroll on mostly paved paths. For all hiking programs we recommend wearing comfortable shoes or boots, and packing water and a light snack.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Bloomingdale Park Playground (in Bloomingdale Park)

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R106 Bloomingdale Park 2015-05-31 2015-05-31 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.5354, -74.2083 Wed, 06 May 2015 12:00:13 EDT
<![CDATA[Yoga At Morris-Jumel Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/31/yoga-at-morrisjumel http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/31/yoga-at-morrisjumel Date: May 31, 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 2015-05-31 2015-05-31 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.8345, -73.9385 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55301789374c7.jpg Thu, 16 Apr 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Fleece Fun]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/31/fleece-fun http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/31/fleece-fun Date: May 31, 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 2015-05-31 2015-05-31 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6643, -73.9639 Wed, 25 Feb 2015 12:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Wave Hill Garden Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/31/garden-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/31/garden-highlights-walk Date: May 31, 2015

Join us for an hour-long tour of seasonal garden highlights. Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-05-31 2015-05-31 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.8991, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5554e914373d0.jpg Fri, 15 May 2015 19:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Greenbelt Garden Club: Natural Pest and Weed Control]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/31/greenbelt-garden-club-natural-pest-and-weed-control http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/31/greenbelt-garden-club-natural-pest-and-weed-control Date: May 31, 2015

Everyone loves fresh fruits and vegetables… including our six- legged friends. Learn natural and safe ways to keep insects and other hungry backyard inhabitants from feasting on your harvest. We will also share tips on how to rid your garden from unwanted plants without using poisons. Make and take home a pesticide-free insect spray for your garden.

This program is suitable for ages 16 and up.

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 2015-05-31 2015-05-31 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.5884, -74.1391 Tue, 31 Mar 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Shakespeare: The Two Gentlemen of Verona]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/31/bryant-park-shakespeare-the-two-gentlemen-of-verona http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/31/bryant-park-shakespeare-the-two-gentlemen-of-verona Date: May 31, 2015

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

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-05-31 2015-05-31 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7534, -73.9827 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55157900931d0.jpg Fri, 27 Mar 2015 17:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: West Side Stories]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/31/central-park-tour-west-side-stories http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/31/central-park-tour-west-side-stories Date: May 31, 2015

Discover some of the secret spots that the park's West Siders know and love: a lost village, a poetic garden, and a bridge with a spectacular view. Join Central Park Conservancy guides on a tour through Central Park’s historic west side.

The tour route involves moderate inclines and a few stairs. Tour starts inside the Park at 81st Street and Central Park West, and ends near 77th Street and Central Park West

Space is limited; advance ticket purchase recommended. Tickets available on-site only with a credit card. 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: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: 81st Street and Central Park West (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-05-31 2015-05-31 2:00 pm 3:15 pm 40.782, -73.9714 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51d70601d1d92.jpg Tue, 07 Apr 2015 18:00:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Wave Hill Art Lecture: Site as Springboard, 1977-2015]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/31/lecture-site-as-springboard-19772015 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/31/lecture-site-as-springboard-19772015 Date: May 31, 2015

Wave Hill has a long history of encouraging artists to create new artwork for the grounds and galleries. Director of Arts and Senior Curator Jennifer McGregor will talk about how the approach artists take to working with a site has changed over the past four decades, and how Wave Hill’s curators have created a place for experimentation. Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-549-3200

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-05-31 2015-05-31 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.8987, -73.9125 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5554e88390851.jpg Wed, 20 May 2015 19:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Sweet Spot Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/31/summer-on-the-hudson-sweet-spot-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/31/summer-on-the-hudson-sweet-spot-festival Date: May 31, 2015

We’ve partnered with Musical Directions to bring Sweet Spot Festival to West Harlem Piers Park. Sweet Spot Festival is a family-friendly gathering of community, cultures, and music lovers of all ages, featuring reggae, soulful house, disco, and Afro-beat spun by a rotating collection of North America's most renowned sound architects.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: West Harlem Piers Park

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2015-05-31 2015-05-31 3:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.8188, -73.9611 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551998ad2dfed.JPG Tue, 31 Mar 2015 18:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Music in the Park: The Barons]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/31/music-in-the-park-the-barons http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/31/music-in-the-park-the-barons Date: May 31, 2015

Bring a chair or blanket and enjoy a Doo Wop performance by The Barons.

Sponsored by Queens Borough President Melinda Katz in partnership with Kupferberg Center for the Arts at Queens College.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 393-7370

Location: MacNeil Park (in Macneil Park)

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Q009 Macneil Park 2015-05-31 2015-05-31 4:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.7928, -73.8512 Thu, 28 May 2015 12:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Training 5/31]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/31/training-531 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/31/training-531 Date: May 31, 2015

Training events are designed to help voluntreers apply their online learning to master the TreeKIT mapping method and the Treecorder software before collecting data for TreesCount! 2015. This is a free event. All equipment will be provided. All you need is a willingness to learn!

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location:

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2015-05-31 2015-05-31 5:00 pm 8:00 pm Fri, 22 May 2015 13:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Ocean Breeze Summer Fitness: Morning Miles]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/01/ocean-breeze-summer-fitness-morning-miles http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/01/ocean-breeze-summer-fitness-morning-miles Date: June 1, 2015

Are you having trouble waking up to work out? Do you need motivation to get those feet moving in the morning? If so, join our team of runners looking to gain ground on your goals one stride or step at a time! It doesn’t matter whether you’re an experienced, recreational or novice runner, Morning Miles welcomes participants of all ages, levels and abilities. Our supportive group running atmosphere will incorporate a combination of speed, strength, and endurance principles that will have you jumping right out of bed, ignoring that snooze button, and lacing up those running shoes.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 667-3543

Location: Midland Beach Splash Plaza (in Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach)

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R046 Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach 2015-06-01 2015-06-01 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.5785, -74.0776 Mon, 11 May 2015 17:00:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: Nature & Science in Dialogue]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/01/art-in-the-garden-nature-science-in-dialogue http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/01/art-in-the-garden-nature-science-in-dialogue Date: June 1, 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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2015-06-01 2015-06-01 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55316a4e7ba86.jpg Fri, 17 Apr 2015 17:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition: Mariella Bisson: Sunlight, Water and Gravity]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/01/exhibition-mariella-bisson-sunlight-water-and-gravity http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/01/exhibition-mariella-bisson-sunlight-water-and-gravity Date: June 1, 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 2015-06-01 2015-06-01 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/553526dd9d9c9.jpg Wed, 06 May 2015 10:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Ocean Breeze Summer Fitness: Breezy Seniors]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/01/ocean-breeze-summer-fitness-breezy-seniors http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/01/ocean-breeze-summer-fitness-breezy-seniors Date: June 1, 2015

Walking is peaceful; it’s therapeutic; it’s soothing. Picture the sun shining, the wind in your hair and the birds flying above. Breezy Seniors, a walking program available to all seniors, offers an escape from your normal daily routine one step at a time! Enjoy nature along the beautiful Staten Island coastline, while chatting with your friends, family and neighbors. This relaxing walking program will have you continuously moving and thinking with movements that emphasize flexibility, endurance, range of motion.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 667-3543

Location: Midland Beach Splash Plaza (in Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach)

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R046 Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach 2015-06-01 2015-06-01 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.5785, -74.0776 Mon, 11 May 2015 17:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Heart Smart: A 6-Session Heart Health Education Series!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/01/heart-smart-a-6session-heart-health-education-series http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/01/heart-smart-a-6session-heart-health-education-series Date: June 1, 2015

The 6-session course includes cholesterol and blood pressure screenings. The curriculum will be presented by cardiologists, dietitians, exercise professionals, and yoga instructors. Participants will receive tote bags recipes, exercise bands, and other wellness tools. Both women and men are welcome to enroll!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 860-1380

Location: Pelham Fritz Recreation Center

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2015-06-01 2015-06-01 10:00 am 11:30 am 40.805, -73.945 Thu, 07 May 2015 18:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Resiliency and Elements Art Exhibit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/01/resiliency-and-elements http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/01/resiliency-and-elements Date: June 1, 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 2015-06-01 2015-06-01 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[Ocean Breeze Summer Fitness: Breezy Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/01/ocean-breeze-summer-fitness-breezy-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/01/ocean-breeze-summer-fitness-breezy-walk Date: June 1, 2015

Come take in the ocean scenery along the Franklin D. Roosevelt boardwalk as we walk and stride for fitness. Starting from the Splaza, Breezy Walk will include handheld weights and fitness bands. By incorporating various movements along the route, Breeze Walk will provide a relaxing, healthy atmosphere that will brighten your day. Mingle and meet your Ocean Breeze neighbors and have some fun down by the beach.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 667-3543

Location: Midland Beach Splash Plaza (in Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach)

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R046 Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach 2015-06-01 2015-06-01 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.5785, -74.0776 Mon, 11 May 2015 17:00:12 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/01/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/01/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park Date: June 1, 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 2015-06-01 2015-06-01 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 Language Classes]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/01/bryant-park-language-classes http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/01/bryant-park-language-classes Date: June 1, 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 2015-06-01 2015-06-01 11:45 am 12:30 pm 40.7534, -73.9827 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551c5dcbae1f1.jpg Fri, 03 Apr 2015 16:00:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/01/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/01/bryant-park-juggling Date: June 1, 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 2015-06-01 2015-06-01 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7543, -73.9834 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551c3ca583ca1.jpg Fri, 03 Apr 2015 16:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Adapted Swim Program for People with Disabilities at Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/01/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/01/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities Date: June 1, 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 2015-06-01 2015-06-01 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.7715, -73.9885 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:18 EST
<![CDATA[Ocean Breeze Summer Fitness: Going the Distance]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/01/ocean-breeze-summer-fitness-going-the-distance http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/01/ocean-breeze-summer-fitness-going-the-distance Date: June 1, 2015

Are you interested in building up your stamina? Do you have trouble maintaining your workout? If so, Going the Distance can help you! We’ll develop your endurance, strengthen your muscles and improve cardiovascular fitness while striving to promote a healthy lifestyle. Come check us out and find out what it means to go the distance!

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 667-3543

Location: Midland Beach Splash Plaza (in Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach)

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R046 Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach 2015-06-01 2015-06-01 4:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.5785, -74.0776 Mon, 11 May 2015 17:00:13 EDT
<![CDATA[New Music in Bryant Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/01/new-music-in-bryant-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/01/new-music-in-bryant-park Date: June 1, 2015

Award-winning classical and jazz ensembles perform back to back each week, showcasing works commissioned by Chamber Music America.

Performers to be announced soon. Check New Music in Bryant Park for more details.

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-06-01 2015-06-01 5:30 pm 8:00 pm 40.7534, -73.9827 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55158dc76ed01.JPG Fri, 27 Mar 2015 17:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Total Body Burn]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/01/shape-up-nyc-total-body-burn http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/01/shape-up-nyc-total-body-burn Date: June 1, 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 2015-06-01 2015-06-01 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.5026, -74.2518 Tue, 24 Mar 2015 16:00:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Dancing Under the Stars]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/01/dancing-under-the-stars http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/01/dancing-under-the-stars Date: June 1, 2015

Enjoy free ballroom dance lessons for people of all levels.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 235-4100

Location: Wallenberg Square (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2015-06-01 2015-06-01 6:00 pm 7:30 pm 40.7075, -73.8372 Tue, 24 Mar 2015 19:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Shakespeare in the Park: The Tempest]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/01/shakespeare-in-the-park-the-tempest http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/01/shakespeare-in-the-park-the-tempest Date: June 1, 2015

Academy Award nominee Sam Waterston (Newsroom, Law & Order, The Public’s King Lear) returns in The Tempest, Shakespeare’s classic about young love, old enemies and the eternal magic of storytelling. Exiled to a fantastical island, Prospero unleashes a churning storm to shipwreck the traitor brother who stole his throne and settle the score once and for all. But bitter revenge is upended by newfound love in this sublime masterpiece that proves we are all “such stuff as dreams are made on.” Tony Award nominee Michael Greif (Romeo and Juliet, Our Lady of Kibeho, If/Then, Next to Normal) directs.

Visit the Public Theater website for information on getting free tickets.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Delacorte Theater (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-06-01 2015-06-01 8:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.7799, -73.9688 Tue, 26 May 2015 11:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Flute Concert to Benefit MillionTreesNYC]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/01/flute-concert-to-benefit-milliontreesnyc http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/01/flute-concert-to-benefit-milliontreesnyc Date: June 1, 2015

Attend a special concert performance featuring 30 flutists.

This event is free; suggested donation of $15. Donations to benefit MillionTreesNYC in support of caring for young trees throughout New York City.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: St. Luke in the Fields Church

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2015-06-01 2015-06-01 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.7326, -74.0068 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5564dce1121fd.jpg Tue, 26 May 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Ocean Breeze Summer Fitness: Total Body Boot Camp]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/02/ocean-breeze-summer-fitness-total-body-boot-camp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/02/ocean-breeze-summer-fitness-total-body-boot-camp Date: June 2, 2015

Total Body Boot Camp is a full body, high intensity workout that will focus on improving overall fitness and building strength. Using light weights and body weight exercises, we’ll activate and develop primary muscle groups as well as secondary, less utilized muscles that get overlooked. By focusing on the entire body, Total Body Boot Camp will allow muscles to trigger simultaneously in order to optimize your results!

Start time: 7:00 am

End time: 8:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 667-3543

Location: Midland Beach Splash Plaza (in Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach)

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R046 Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach 2015-06-02 2015-06-02 7:00 am 8:00 am 40.5785, -74.0776 Mon, 11 May 2015 17:00:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/02/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/02/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park2 Date: June 2, 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 2015-06-02 2015-06-02 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/2015/06/02/bryant-park-tai-chi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/02/bryant-park-tai-chi Date: June 2, 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 2015-06-02 2015-06-02 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[Art in the Garden: Nature & Science in Dialogue]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/02/art-in-the-garden-nature-science-in-dialogue http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/02/art-in-the-garden-nature-science-in-dialogue Date: June 2, 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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2015-06-02 2015-06-02 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55316a4e7ba86.jpg Fri, 17 Apr 2015 17:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Tai Chi for Beginners]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/02/tai-chi-for-beginners http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/02/tai-chi-for-beginners Date: June 2, 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 2015-06-02 2015-06-02 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 12 Mar 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Tai Chi Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/02/tai-chi-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/02/tai-chi-class Date: June 2, 2015

This tai chi class with teacher Steven Asherman is appropriate for all levels and abilities. Drop-ins are welcome. Join us!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Garibaldi Plaza (in Washington Square Park)

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M098 Washington Square Park 2015-06-02 2015-06-02 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.7305, -73.997 Thu, 14 May 2015 16:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Fitness Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/02/fitness-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/02/fitness-walk Date: June 2, 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 2015-06-02 2015-06-02 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.7888, -73.7821 Wed, 04 Mar 2015 18:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Exhibition: Mariella Bisson: Sunlight, Water and Gravity]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/02/exhibition-mariella-bisson-sunlight-water-and-gravity http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/02/exhibition-mariella-bisson-sunlight-water-and-gravity Date: June 2, 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 2015-06-02 2015-06-02 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/553526dd9d9c9.jpg Wed, 06 May 2015 10:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Join The Battery Conservancy as a Horticulture Volunteer!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/02/join-the-battery-conservancy-as-a-horticulture-volunteer http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/02/join-the-battery-conservancy-as-a-horticulture-volunteer Date: June 2, 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 2015-06-02 2015-06-02 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[Resiliency and Elements Art Exhibit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/02/resiliency-and-elements http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/02/resiliency-and-elements Date: June 2, 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 2015-06-02 2015-06-02 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