NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2014 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://www.nycgovparks.org/sub_things_to_do/upcoming_events/events_search.php NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Sat, 19 Apr 2014 20:29:42 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[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/26/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/26/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: March 26, 2013

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

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

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2013-03-26 2013-03-26 7:30 am 8:30 pm 40.8606, -73.9338 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 16:29:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Repetition in Design]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/26/repetition-in-design http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/26/repetition-in-design Date: March 26, 2013

A series of oil paintings on canvas along with original sketches by Queens artist Gennadyi Gurman. Mr. Gurman is also QBG's Supervising Museum Instructor. This exhibit, in the Gallery of the Visitor & Administration Building is an exploration of life inside repetitive shapes.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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<![CDATA[Exhibition, Benjamin Swett: New York City of Trees]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/26/exhibition-benjamin-swett-new-york-city-of-trees http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/26/exhibition-benjamin-swett-new-york-city-of-trees Date: March 26, 2013

The photography exhibition New York City of Trees by Benjamin Swett is on view in the Arsenal Gallery from March 6 through April 26 (Arbor Day and Frederick Law Olmsted’s birthday). Twenty-eight color portraits of trees around the five boroughs take the viewer up close to some of the extraordinary species that grow along the streets and in the parks, cemeteries, gardens, and backyards of the city. On view in the Arsenal Gallery from March 6 through April 26 (Arbor Day and Frederick Law Olmsted’s birthday), the images have been selected from Swett’s forthcoming book New York City of Trees, to be released by the Quantuck Lane Press on March 6.

After working at Parks for thirteen years, Swett left in 2001 to pursue a career as a freelance photographer but continued to photograph New York City’s urban forest, fascinated by the connections between trees and the city’s history. “We know that trees improve living conditions in cities by filtering and cooling the air, absorbing excess rainwater, and making neighborhoods more attractive,” writes Swett. “But little has been said about the importance of trees as keepers of a city’s past. The aim in taking these pictures—aside from taking the best photographs I could—was to try to bring back into focus an aspect of the city that most people tend to take for granted until something happens to it. The idea has been to remind New Yorkers how much of their own lives and the lives of neighbors these trees quietly contain.”

This project was partially funded through a grant from Furthermore: a program of the J.M. Kaplan Fund, with additional support from the City Parks Foundation.

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 2013-03-26 2013-03-26 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5115428d3278a.jpg Sat, 19 Apr 2014 16:29:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Living In Sequence Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/26/living-in-sequence-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/26/living-in-sequence-exhibition Date: March 26, 2013

Living in Sequence is a comic book exhibition celebrating Poe Park's place in comic history. Bob Kane, Bill Finger and Jerry Robinson once created Batman, Robin and the Joker while sitting on a park bench in Poe Park. Living in Sequence will take you on a journey from the golden age of comics through today, demonstrating how the American art form of comics still thrives in the Bronx.

Artists works on display: Shawn Atkinson, Chris Duckett, Trevor Von Eeden, Will Eisner, Ray Felix, Corey F. Godwell, Dmitry Gubin, Hal Foster, N. Steve Harris, Irwin Hasen, Jack Kirby, Carl Kent, Alitha E Martinez, Regine Sawyer, Jerry Robinson, Vanessa Verduga and Roberto Williams.

Due to popular demand, Living In Sequence has been extended to March 30, 2013.

Closing reception is Saturday, March 30, 2013, from 1pm-5pm

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2013-03-26 2013-03-26 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51128630745bc.JPG Sat, 19 Apr 2014 16:29:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Mad. Sq. Art: Sandra Gibson & Luis Recoder Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/26/mad-sq-art-sandra-gibson-luis-recoder-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/26/mad-sq-art-sandra-gibson-luis-recoder-exhibition Date: March 26, 2013

Madison Square Park Conservancy’s Mad. Sq. Art announces a new installation to inaugurate the spring 2013 season: Topsy-Turvy: A Camera Obscura Installation (2013) by New York-based artists Sandra Gibson and Luis Recoder. On view from March 1 – April 5, 2013, Topsy-Turvy will reimagine one of the world’s oldest moving image devices into a life-sized 10-foot by 10-foot structure. Park visitors will be able to enter the interactive, large-scale installation, which will utilize the physical properties of light to capture images of the surrounding Flatiron District in real time. This centuries-old artistic medium will alter how visitors experience the park and engage with the various elements of New York City’s urban landscape through a new and exciting lens.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 538-1884

Location: Southern End (in Madison Square Park)

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M052 Madison Square Park 2013-03-26 2013-03-26 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.741, -73.9883 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/510199a071f39.jpg Sat, 19 Apr 2014 16:29:42 EDT
<![CDATA[The Orchid Show at The New York Botanical Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/26/the-orchid-show-at-the-new-york-botanical-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/26/the-orchid-show-at-the-new-york-botanical-garden Date: March 26, 2013

Beginning March 2, The Orchid Show dramatically transforms The New York Botanical Garden’s landmark Enid A. Haupt Conservatory into a lush rain forest. Each year, the eagerly anticipated exhibition displays thousands of orchids in the country’s largest curated show featuring orchids. This year, the exhibition is designed by the Botanical Garden’s own Francisca Coelho, Vivian and Edward Merrin Vice President for Glasshouses and Exhibitions.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 817-8700

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2013-03-26 2013-03-26 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/511bfc0297cbb.JPG Sat, 19 Apr 2014 16:29:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Kid's Week at Inwood Hill Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/26/kids-week-at-j-hood-wright-recreation-center http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/26/kids-week-at-j-hood-wright-recreation-center Date: March 26, 2013

We connect children with nature to encourage active exploration of the natural world. Children who spend time outdoors develop strong imaginations and learn to socialize better with others. Urban Park Rangers are role models who encourage children to let their imaginations run wild in a safe, supportive atmosphere.

While most of our programs are family friendly, the programs highlighted here are specifically for young children and families. Whether enjoying a family friendly movie under the stars, freeing your imagination playing in nature, or learning about conservation through eco-crafts, a free Ranger program is the perfect addition to your family’s week. All supplies provided.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: 212.628.2345

Location: Inwood Hill Park

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2013-03-26 2013-03-26 10:00 am 40.873, -73.9254 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 16:29:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Community Environmental Center EcoHouse]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/26/community-environmental-center-ecohouse http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/26/community-environmental-center-ecohouse Date: March 26, 2013

The Community Environmental Center EcoHouse, a mobile, free, environmental education exhibit, will be at storm-damaged Inwood Hill Park through April 5. Fun as well as educational, the EcoHouse is an ideal experience for both youngsters and their parents. Wall signs explain all the displays, but to really get the full EcoHouse effect, listen to CEC’s expert guides, or bring your cell or smart phone and listen to the audio guide.

Hours are Mondays through Fridays, 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. for school groups; and 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. and Saturday, 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., for the general public (But walk-ins are welcome at any time!). For more information about how to visit the EcoHouse, or to arrange a group tour, contact Katherine Gloede, kgloede@cecenter.org.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Park entrance at 218th Street & Indian Road (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2013-03-26 2013-03-26 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.8729, -73.9186 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/514351473dcae.jpg Sat, 19 Apr 2014 16:29:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Beatrix Potter Bonanza]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/26/beatrix-potter-bonanza http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/26/beatrix-potter-bonanza Date: March 26, 2013

Hop in to a program dedicated to Peter Rabbit’s author, Beatrix Potter. Listen to a whimsical animal story by none other than Ms. Potter. Next, we will search for springtime animals of the Greenbelt forest. Finally, we will paint a picture of Beatrix’s animals to take home. Suitable for ages 5 and up with adult chaperone. Registration and pre-payment required.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2013-03-26 2013-03-26 11:00 am 40.5884, -74.1391 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 16:29:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Street Types: Turn of the Century Portraiture By Alice Austen]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/26/street-types-turn-of-the-century-portraiture-by-alice-austen http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/26/street-types-turn-of-the-century-portraiture-by-alice-austen Date: March 26, 2013

This show explores the portraits Alice Austen made on the streets of Manhattan at the turn of the last century. Her curious work captured the faces of New York City’s working class, as the population exploded with an influx of new immigrants, hoping to find the American Dream.
The Alice Austen House Museum is accessible to wheelchair users. There is a wheelchair ramp located in the rear of the museum.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-4506

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

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R117 Alice Austen Park 2013-03-26 2013-03-26 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.6146, -74.0631 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 16:29:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Wave Hill Family Walk: Early Signs of Spring]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/26/wave-hill-family-walk-early-signs-of-spring http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/26/wave-hill-family-walk-early-signs-of-spring Date: March 26, 2013

Track down hints of spring in the garden. Search for early-blooming flowers, creepy crawly critters and other garden goodies with Assistant Director of Public Programs Laurel Rimmer. Ages six and older welcome with an adult.

Photo credit: Wave Hill

Start time: 11:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2013-03-26 2013-03-26 11:00 am 40.8991, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5136490517dca.jpg Sat, 19 Apr 2014 16:29:43 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/26/bryant-park-juggling1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/26/bryant-park-juggling1 Date: March 26, 2013

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-03-26 2013-03-26 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 16:29:43 EDT
<![CDATA[West Side Stories]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/26/west-side-stories http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/26/west-side-stories Date: March 26, 2013

Walk through a scenic area on the western edge of the Park, much of which is off the beaten track for most visitors. See rolling meadows, lake views, bridges of different styles, and a garden with flowers and plants mentioned by Shakespeare.

Groups of seven or more people should call (212) 360-2726 or email tours@centralparknyc.org to schedule a custom tour.

Accessibility level: Moderate inclines and stairs, paths clear and negotiable - only parts accessible to people with disabilities.

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0210

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

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M010 Central Park 2013-03-26 2013-03-26 12:30 pm 1:30 pm 40.782, -73.9714 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 16:29:43 EDT
<![CDATA[Kid's Week at Crotona Nature Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/26/kids-week-at-crotona-nature-center http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/26/kids-week-at-crotona-nature-center Date: March 26, 2013

We connect children with nature to encourage active exploration of the natural world. Children who spend time outdoors develop strong imaginations and learn to socialize better with others. Urban Park Rangers are role models who encourage children to let their imaginations run wild in a safe, supportive atmosphere.

While most of our programs are family friendly, the programs highlighted here are specifically for young children and families. Whether enjoying a family friendly movie under the stars, freeing your imagination playing in nature, or learning about conservation through eco-crafts, a free Ranger program is the perfect addition to your family’s week. All supplies provided.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 548-0912

Location: Crotona Nature Center (in Crotona Park)

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X010 Crotona Park 2013-03-26 2013-03-26 1:00 pm 40.837, -73.8934 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 16:29:43 EDT
<![CDATA[Kid's Week at Blue Heron Nature Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/26/kids-week-at-blue-heron-nature-center http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/26/kids-week-at-blue-heron-nature-center Date: March 26, 2013

We connect children with nature to encourage active exploration of the natural world. Children who spend time outdoors develop strong imaginations and learn to socialize better with others. Urban Park Rangers are role models who encourage children to let their imaginations run wild in a safe, supportive atmosphere.

While most of our programs are family friendly, the programs highlighted here are specifically for young children and families. Whether enjoying a family friendly movie under the stars, freeing your imagination playing in nature, or learning about conservation through eco-crafts, a free Ranger program is the perfect addition to your family’s week. All supplies provided.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

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

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R119 Blue Heron Park 2013-03-26 2013-03-26 1:00 pm 40.5309, -74.1778 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 16:29:43 EDT
<![CDATA[Kid's Week at the Ft. Totten Visitor Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/26/kids-week-at-the-ft-totten-visitor-center http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/26/kids-week-at-the-ft-totten-visitor-center Date: March 26, 2013

We connect children with nature to encourage active exploration of the natural world. Children who spend time outdoors develop strong imaginations and learn to socialize better with others. Urban Park Rangers are role models who encourage children to let their imaginations run wild in a safe, supportive atmosphere.

While most of our programs are family friendly, the programs highlighted here are specifically for young children and families. Whether enjoying a family friendly movie under the stars, freeing your imagination playing in nature, or learning about conservation through eco-crafts, a free Ranger program is the perfect addition to your family’s week. All supplies provided.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

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

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Q458 Fort Totten Park 2013-03-26 2013-03-26 1:00 pm 40.7952, -73.7784 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 16:29:43 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/26/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/26/bryant-park-juggling Date: March 26, 2013

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

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-03-26 2013-03-26 5:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 16:29:43 EDT
<![CDATA[Woodcock Watch]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/26/woodcock-watch http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/26/woodcock-watch Date: March 26, 2013

Wait and watch in the dusk for American woodcocks and their amazing flying tricks. These birds, also known as timberdoodles, mudbats or bogsuckers, put on a spring show that’s not to be missed! Program will begin with a brief indoor presentation. Bring a flashlight. Rain date, Saturday, March 30.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 354-4602

Location: Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center (in Jamaica Bay Park)

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Q309 Jamaica Bay Park 2013-03-26 2013-03-26 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.619, -73.8264 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5148721159c82.jpg Sat, 19 Apr 2014 16:29:43 EDT