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 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 16:19:28 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[Spring Fungi Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/17/spring-fungi-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/17/spring-fungi-walk Date: May 17, 2014

Come and see the diversity of fungi that grow in the park. We will be finding Polypores, Crust fungi and Ascomycetes which thrive in the early spring weather. Given the evanescent nature of fungi, it is difficult to know what species will be fruiting during our visit. Inwood Hill Park may be hiding fungi species not yet discovered!

Sign up online.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Seaman Avenue & Isham Street (in Isham Park)

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M043 Isham Park 2014-05-17 2014-05-17 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.8697, -73.9206 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 12:19:29 EDT
<![CDATA[Read Aloud Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/17/read-aloud-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/17/read-aloud-day Date: May 17, 2014

Come to Lefferts Historic House for a book give away sponsored by the Brooklyn Reading Council. Dedicated to childhood literacy and reading for enjoyment, the Brooklyn Reading Council invites elementary-aged children to browse their collection and choose one favorite book to take home.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 789-2822

Location: Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-05-17 2014-05-17 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6643, -73.9639 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d563fbd023.jpg Fri, 01 Aug 2014 12:19:29 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Gardening]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/17/family-gardening http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/17/family-gardening Date: May 17, 2014

Urban Park Rangers 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. What do plants need to grow? Participants will have the opportunity to get their hands dirty and learn the basics of gardening with activities such as planting, watering, weeding, and composting.

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 2014-05-17 2014-05-17 1:00 pm 40.7952, -73.7784 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 12:19:29 EDT
<![CDATA[Conference House Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/17/house-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/17/house-tours Date: May 17, 2014

Come to the Conference House in Tottenville for guided tours through an historic house where Benjamin Franklin, Edward Rutledge, John Adams, and Lord Howe met in an attempt to end the Revolutionary War. After taking a guided tour, experience the rich views of nature at Conference House Park, as well as stopping by the Visitor's Center to view our rotating exhibits!

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 984-6046

Location: Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2014-05-17 2014-05-17 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.502, -74.2514 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5339a985105b4.jpg Fri, 01 Aug 2014 12:19:29 EDT
<![CDATA[Fitness Bootcamp]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/17/fitness-bootcamp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/17/fitness-bootcamp Date: May 17, 2014

Come join in! Bootcamp is a total body workout that helps muscle tone, improve strength and endurance, and addresses muscle strength and endurance while keeping the heart rate up to burn calories and improve cardiovascular health

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-4793 x301

Location: Alley Athletic (in Alley Pond Park)

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2014-05-17 2014-05-17 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.7404, -73.7339 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 12:19:29 EDT
<![CDATA[Adaptive Sports Program (S.P.A.R.E.S.)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/17/adaptive-sports-program-spares http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/17/adaptive-sports-program-spares Date: May 17, 2014

Learn the basics of adaptive sports! Kids will get instruction in sports like: Wheelchair Basketball, Wheelchair Football, Wheelchair Tennis, Wheelchair Floor Hockey, Wheelchair Softball, Sled Hockey, Sitting Volleyball, Adapted Swimming, Power Wheelchair Soccer, and Track and Field.

Wheelchairs are provided for use in the program. This program is for kids with a disability ages 5 and up, and it requires a free Recreation Center membership.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 353-7853

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

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2014-05-17 2014-05-17 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8344 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 12:19:29 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park Day at Sara D. Roosevelt Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/17/its-my-park-day-at-sara-d-roosevelt-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/17/its-my-park-day-at-sara-d-roosevelt-park Date: May 17, 2014

On It's My Park Day, youth volunteers from Asian Americans for Equality and others from the Sara D Roosevelt Park coalition will be painting benches, planting, cleaning up, and gathering info from park visitors. Come along and help out or say hello!

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 408-0216

Location: Rivington Street between Chrystie and Forsyth Streets (in Sara D. Roosevelt Park)

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M105 Sara D. Roosevelt Park 2014-05-17 2014-05-17 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.7211, -73.9919 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 12:19:29 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Kids Time: Game Social]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/17/bryant-park-kids-time-game-social http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/17/bryant-park-kids-time-game-social Date: May 17, 2014

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

Though kids games are available whenever we are open, the Kids Time Game Social lets the little ones enjoy games geared especially towards them. Learn about Candyland, Old Maid, Memory, or Operation every weekend.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-05-17 2014-05-17 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 12:19:29 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Hallett Nature Sanctuary and the Pond]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/17/central-park-tour-hallett-nature-sanctuary-and-the-pond http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/17/central-park-tour-hallett-nature-sanctuary-and-the-pond Date: May 17, 2014

Take a break to enjoy this walk through Central Park's smallest woodland area, open to visitors only on guided tours and limited open hours April through October. Route involves hills and wood chipped trails.

Space is limited; advance registration suggested. Tickets available onsite with credit card only. Please arrive at the meeting location 15 minutes before the start of the tour to allow time for check in. For the courtesy of other guests, those arriving after the start time cannot be accommodated.

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

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

Location: 6th Avenue and Central Park South (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-05-17 2014-05-17 2:00 pm 3:15 pm 40.7657, -73.9761 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/530ff6dd5157a.jpg Fri, 01 Aug 2014 12:19:29 EDT
<![CDATA[History In Your Hands: Fleece Fun]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/17/history-in-your-hands-fleece-fun1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/17/history-in-your-hands-fleece-fun1 Date: May 17, 2014

Come to Lefferts and see how wool was used on a colonial 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: (718) 789-2822 x301

Location: Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-05-17 2014-05-17 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6643, -73.9639 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51635132de039.jpg Fri, 01 Aug 2014 12:19:29 EDT
<![CDATA[History In Your Hands: Flax to Linen]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/17/history-in-your-hands-flax-to-linen http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/17/history-in-your-hands-flax-to-linen Date: May 17, 2014

Come check on our flax crop and try out tools used to process flax fibers into linen cloth.

The Prospect Park Alliance will be on hand to help you feel different pieces of linen cloth to compare the weaves and try on some linen reproduction clothes for a fun photo-op in our farm wagon.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 789-2822 x301

Location: Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-05-17 2014-05-17 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6643, -73.9639 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/537519d8d5698.jpg Fri, 01 Aug 2014 12:19:29 EDT
<![CDATA[2014 Play-diem Tour: Holding Down The Fort]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/17/holding-down-the-fort http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/17/holding-down-the-fort Date: May 17, 2014

Join Play-diem for the second free music and arts festival of the 2014 Play-diem Tour!

Celebrate the diversity of New York City and the Fort Greene neighborhood with an eclectic musical jam filled with rock, soul, hip-hop, spoken word, and more.

Free advance tickets available! We can't wait to see you there!

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Prison Ship Martyrs Monument (in Fort Greene Park)

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B032 Fort Greene Park 2014-05-17 2014-05-17 5:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.6918, -73.9755 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53713de76ad79.png Fri, 01 Aug 2014 12:19:29 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Shakespeare: Hamlet]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/17/bryant-park-shakespeare-hamlet http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/17/bryant-park-shakespeare-hamlet Date: May 17, 2014

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

Presented by The Drilling Company. Directed by Hamilton Clancy.

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

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-05-17 2014-05-17 7:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.7534, -73.9827 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 12:19:29 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Dance for Sculptures]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/17/summer-on-the-hudson-dance-for-sculptures http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/17/summer-on-the-hudson-dance-for-sculptures Date: May 17, 2014

Muna Tseng Dance Projects’ newly commissioned choreography engages with Chuck Ginnever’s monumental steel sculptures, Medusa and High Rise, overlooking the Hudson River, its metal ice breakers, and the George Washington Bridge.

Performances co-sponsored by NYC Parks and the Cynthia-Reeves Gallery in association with Chuck Ginnever and Gayle Maxon-Edgerton, GME LLC.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: 145th and the Hudson River (in Riverside Park)

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M072 Riverside Park 2014-05-17 2014-05-17 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.8275, -73.9535 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 12:19:29 EDT
<![CDATA[Movie Night: Monsters University]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/17/movie-night-monsters-university http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/17/movie-night-monsters-university Date: May 17, 2014

Bring a chair or blanket, and join us for a showing of "Monsters University."

Rated G

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 393-7370

Location: Police Officer Edward Byrne Park

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Q092 Police Officer Edward Byrne Park 2014-05-17 2014-05-17 7:00 pm 40.6673, -73.8074 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 12:19:29 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park Day at Collyer Brothers Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/17/its-my-park-day-at-collyer-brothers-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/17/its-my-park-day-at-collyer-brothers-park Date: May 17, 2014

On It's My Park Day, join the Harlem Fifth Avenue Association to help clean-up and plant annuals and perennials at Collyer Brothers Park. Please bring your own work gloves if possible.

Start time: 9:00 pm

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 406-4770

Location: 5th Avenue and West 128th Street

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2014-05-17 2014-05-17 9:00 pm 12:00 pm 40.8085, -73.9411 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 12:19:29 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park Day at Frederick Johnson Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/17/its-my-park-day-at-frederick-johnson-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/17/its-my-park-day-at-frederick-johnson-park Date: May 17, 2014

On It's My Park Day, join the Fred Johnson Park Association to help clean, rake out and plant flowers at the front entrance of Fred Johnson Park. Please bring your own work gloves if possible.

Start time: 9:00 pm

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 690-1687

Location: West 150th Street & Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd (in Frederick Johnson Playground)

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M159 Frederick Johnson Playground 2014-05-17 2014-05-17 9:00 pm 12:00 pm 40.8248, -73.9367 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 12:19:29 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park Day Nehemiah Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/17/its-my-park-day-nehemiah-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/17/its-my-park-day-nehemiah-park Date: May 17, 2014

Please join us for It's My Park Day at Nehemiah Park! Empowering Youth Towards Excellence, Friends of Nehemiah Park, and volunteers will perform a general clean up, paint benches and garbage cans, and celebrate civic engagement.

Start time: 10:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (347) 332-9116

Location: Meet at Watkins Street at Riverdale Avenue Entrance (in Nehemiah Park)

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B396 Nehemiah Park 2014-05-17 2014-05-17 10:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.6614, -73.9058 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 12:19:29 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/18/summer-on-the-hudson-tai-chi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/18/summer-on-the-hudson-tai-chi Date: May 18, 2014

Join Silvana Pizzuti 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 2014-05-18 2014-05-18 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.792, -73.979 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 12:19:29 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: Harvesting Our History: The Story of Queens Botanical Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/18/art-in-the-garden-harvesting-our-history-the-story-of-queens-botanical-garden7 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/18/art-in-the-garden-harvesting-our-history-the-story-of-queens-botanical-garden7 Date: May 18, 2014

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

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-05-18 2014-05-18 8:30 am 5:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 12:19:29 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park Day at Astoria Heights Playground]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/18/its-my-park-day-at-astoria-heights-playground http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/18/its-my-park-day-at-astoria-heights-playground Date: May 18, 2014

Please join the Friends of Astoria Height's Playground to help paint benches, and care for tree beds. We will also be cleaning and prepping the playground for the warmer months.

Please wear appropriate clothing and join us!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (646) 512-0680

Location: Astoria Heights Playground (JHS 10) (in Astoria Heights Playground)

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Q014 Astoria Heights Playground 2014-05-18 2014-05-18 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7604, -73.9118 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 12:19:29 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park Day at East River Esplanade]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/18/its-my-park-day-at-east-river-esplanade http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/18/its-my-park-day-at-east-river-esplanade Date: May 18, 2014

Volunteer with the Friends of the East River Esplanade to help clean and weed the entrance gardens at the Esplanade on 96th Street.

Volunteers also needed to paint rails and promote greater civic engagement near 103rd Street at 10 a.m..

Please bring your own work gloves, water bottle and a paint brush.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: 96th Street and FDR Drive (in East River Esplanade)

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M289 East River Esplanade 2014-05-18 2014-05-18 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7829, -73.9439 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 12:19:29 EDT
<![CDATA[29th Annual AIDS Walk New York]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/18/29th-annual-aids-walk-new-york http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/18/29th-annual-aids-walk-new-york Date: May 18, 2014

AIDS Walk New York returns to Central Park! Join more than 30,000 participants on the 6.2 mile walk through the park!

The landmark event benefits GMHC and over 40 other local AIDS service organizations that provide food, housing, medical care, and much more to people living with HIV/AIDS, as well as vital prevention work that reaches hundreds of thousands throughout the tri-state area.

Enjoy musical performances, special guest appearances and educational opportunities. Bring your family, friends and co-workers.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: 59th Street and 5th Avenue (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-05-18 2014-05-18 9:00 am 2:30 pm 40.7646, -73.9736 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 12:19:29 EDT
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/18/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/18/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: May 18, 2014

See more than 30 life-size animatronic dinosaurs, including a 40-foot long tyrannosaurus rex, on this ride through the two-acre safari at the Bronx Zoo.

Learn about the different species of dinosaurs and their habitats, discover how fossils provide insight into what life may have looked like in prehistoric times and explore how animatronics work.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-1010

Location: Bronx Zoo (in Bronx Park)

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X002 Bronx Park 2014-05-18 2014-05-18 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Fri, 01 Aug 2014 12:19:29 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/18/its-my-park-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/18/its-my-park-day Date: May 18, 2014

Get ready to prep the vegetable garden beds, stir and sift compost bins and help plant seedlings.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Mosholu Avenue and Broadway (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2014-05-18 2014-05-18 10:00 am 40.9044, -73.8964 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 12:19:29 EDT
<![CDATA[Weird, Wild & Wonderful]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/18/weird-wild-wonderful http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/18/weird-wild-wonderful Date: May 18, 2014

In homage to the beauty of the botanical world's most bizarre flora, the New York Botanical Garden invited members of the American Society of Botanical Artists to participate in a study of the eccentric, creating works of art based on visually unusual plants chosen by the artists themselves.

View the results of their efforts, 46 captivating paintings and illustrations of exotic specimens, on display in the Ross Gallery.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2014-05-18 2014-05-18 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 12:19:29 EDT
<![CDATA[Wave Family Art Project: Conversations with Puppet Squirrels]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/18/family-art-project-conversations-with-puppet-squirrels1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/18/family-art-project-conversations-with-puppet-squirrels1 Date: May 18, 2014

Mark Twain had an affinity for squirrels. When he lived at Wave Hill, he even named them!

Using simple puppet-making techniques, make your own squirrel and its own little home. What’s your squirrel’s name?

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2014-05-18 2014-05-18 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8976, -73.9113 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 12:19:29 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park Day at West 181st Street Community Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/18/its-my-park-day-at-west-181st-street-community-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/18/its-my-park-day-at-west-181st-street-community-garden Date: May 18, 2014

Come out to the West 181st Street Community Garden to help with weeding, sweeping, and planting spring flowers.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 656-3194

Location: West 181st Street Community Garden

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2014-05-18 2014-05-18 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.8512, -73.9392 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 12:19:29 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park Day at Smokey Oval Playground]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/18/its-my-park-day-at-smokey-oval-playground http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/18/its-my-park-day-at-smokey-oval-playground Date: May 18, 2014

Please join the Green Earth Urban Gardener's Inc. Volunteers will paint, weed, and prep the park for the warmer months.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 520-5913

Location: Smokey Oval Playground

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2014-05-18 2014-05-18 10:00 am 3:00 pm 40.6938, -73.8221 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 12:19:29 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park Day at Soundview Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/18/its-my-park-day-at-soundview-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/18/its-my-park-day-at-soundview-park Date: May 18, 2014

Join the Friends of Soundview Park as they break ground on the long anticipated and planned Butterfly Meditation Garden. The friends will plant, paint and beautify the garden and surrounding area near the Park house at Colgate and Lafayette.

Children and adults of all ages can partake in an beautification art photo visioning project.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (347) 293-7032

Location: Soundview Park Field House (in Soundview Park)

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X118 Soundview Park 2014-05-18 2014-05-18 10:00 am 3:00 pm 40.8194, -73.8778 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 12:19:29 EDT
<![CDATA[Forest Crew]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/18/forest-crew http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/18/forest-crew Date: May 18, 2014

The Highbridge Forest Crew works to remove invasive plants from the park and to care for recently planted native trees.

As part of the Forest Crew you will learn basic invasive and native plant identification, proper removal techniques and an overview of New York Restoration Project’s approach to urban reforestation. Anyone interested in forest ecology, invasive plant removal, and urban forests should join the Forest Crew in their work every Sunday morning.

New members must attend a training and orientation the first Sunday of every month.

Registration required.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 291-6436

Location: 190th Street and Amsterdam Avenue (in Highbridge Park)

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M037 Highbridge Park 2014-05-18 2014-05-18 10:30 am 1:00 pm 40.8534, -73.9267 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/530e4db093a4f.jpg Fri, 01 Aug 2014 12:19:29 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/18/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/18/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: May 18, 2014

Test your ping pong skills at one of two state-of-the-art tables. Bring a friend, or sign up with our park attendant, who can arrange a friendly game.

Paddles and balls provided free of charge to all skill levels.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Ping Pong Court (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-05-18 2014-05-18 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 12:19:29 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/18/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/18/bryant-park-games Date: May 18, 2014

Take a break with an eclectic selection of favorite tabletop games for free. From Scrabble and mancala to dominoes and Jenga. Visit bryantpark.org to find weekly Game Socials and Clinics for Board and Party Games, Mah Jongg, and more.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-05-18 2014-05-18 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 12:19:29 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Kubb]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/18/bryant-park-kubb http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/18/bryant-park-kubb Date: May 18, 2014

Learn the Scandinavian lawn game, also known as Viking Chess. To win, knock over your opponent’s blocks with wooden pins. Never played? Our attendant will teach you.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: The Green (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-05-18 2014-05-18 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 12:19:29 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Putting Green]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/18/bryant-park-putting-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/18/bryant-park-putting-green Date: May 18, 2014

Practice your technique, perfect your distance and speed, or bring the kids to play on the green, all free of charge. Golf balls and clubs are provided.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: The Green (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-05-18 2014-05-18 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 12:19:29 EDT
<![CDATA[Smorgasburg]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/18/smorgasburg http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/18/smorgasburg Date: May 18, 2014

Join us Sundays at Brooklyn Bridge Park's Pier 5 for another season of Brooklyn’s best street food. From brisket to bulgogi and Burmese noodles, to phatty beet sliders, fish and chips and farm-fresh ice cream, there’s always something yummy for everyone. Come enjoy our food with a view.

The markets are open 11:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m., rain or shine, all spring, summer and fall. See ya there!

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 2014-05-18 2014-05-18 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.6947, -74.0016 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 12:19:29 EDT
<![CDATA[Food Truck Rally]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/18/food-truck-rally http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/18/food-truck-rally Date: May 18, 2014

The Prospect Park Alliance and the New York City Food Truck Association present a sampling of cuisines from around the world from New York's best food trucks.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Grand Army Plaza

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B040 Grand Army Plaza 2014-05-18 2014-05-18 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.6735, -73.9701 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/532741acbe015.png Fri, 01 Aug 2014 12:19:29 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids Salamander Exploration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/18/kids-salamander-exploration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/18/kids-salamander-exploration Date: May 18, 2014

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. Search for signs of our native amphibians by getting up close with life on the forest floor.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 548-0912

Location: Mosholu Avenue and Broadway (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2014-05-18 2014-05-18 11:00 am 40.9044, -73.8964 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 12:19:29 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park Day at McDonald Playground]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/18/its-my-park-day-at-mcdonald-playground http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/18/its-my-park-day-at-mcdonald-playground Date: May 18, 2014

On May 18th join the Reach for the Stars organization in planting, mulching, and painting of McDonald Playground.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: Mobil (732)766-1767

Location: Mcdonald Playground (in McDonald Playground)

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B244 McDonald Playground 2014-05-18 2014-05-18 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.6006, -73.972 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 12:19:29 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park Day at Asser Levy Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/18/its-my-park-day-at-asser-levy-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/18/its-my-park-day-at-asser-levy-park Date: May 18, 2014

On May 18th, join the September 11 Family Group in painting, planting and a general clean-up of Asser Levy Park.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 965-8992

Location: Asser Levy Playground (in Asser Levy Park)

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B080 Asser Levy Park 2014-05-18 2014-05-18 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.5752, -73.9722 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 12:19:29 EDT
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Audubon: Wonderful Warblers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/18/popup-audubon-wonderful-warblers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/18/popup-audubon-wonderful-warblers Date: May 18, 2014

The Prospect Park Alliance presents Pop-Up Audubon, now in its second season, which invites families to directly engage with nature through outdoor learning in locations around the Park.

Nature on the Go!: 2 p.m.
Wonderful Warblers provides information and background knowledge needed to fully appreciate why Prospect Park is an essential stopover for birds. Participants also create their own pair of binoculars and learn how to identify these colorful songbirds.
Nature’s Helpers: 3 p.m.
Join the Alliance to spend some time enjoying nature while helping to keep the park clean. Take a tour of the Park and help keep it clean along the way. Gloves, garbage bags, and trash grabbers will be provided.
Family Bird Watching: 4 p.m.
Take a stroll on the Lullwater Trail to look for colorful and unique spring migrants.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

Location: Binnen Bridge (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-05-18 2014-05-18 12:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.6617, -73.9659 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d66b19ebc3.png Fri, 01 Aug 2014 12:19:29 EDT
<![CDATA[Bronx Week at Bartow-Pell]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/18/bronx-week-at-bartowpell http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/18/bronx-week-at-bartowpell Date: May 18, 2014

Celebrate beauty in the Bronx with free guided tours on Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday afternoons, 12 to 4 p.m. Tours start at quarter past the hour

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 885-1461

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2014-05-18 2014-05-18 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.8705, -73.8109 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 12:19:29 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: 11th Annual Mamapalooza Outdoor Extravaganza]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/18/summer-on-the-hudson-11th-annual-mamapalooza-outdoor-extravaganza http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/18/summer-on-the-hudson-11th-annual-mamapalooza-outdoor-extravaganza Date: May 18, 2014

Celebrate mothers and the people who love them at our annual music and art-filled festival featuring family bands, kids activities, a Gymboree Play Tent, crafts, eco-environmental information, food, vendors, interactive fun, and more! Everyone welcome.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Pier I (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2014-05-18 2014-05-18 12:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.7797, -73.9889 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/531f54b3e3b7f.jpg Fri, 01 Aug 2014 12:19:29 EDT
<![CDATA[Brooklyn Bridge Park Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/18/brooklyn-bridge-park-tour3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/18/brooklyn-bridge-park-tour3 Date: May 18, 2014

Join one of Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy's volunteer Docents for a free, guided walking tour of Pier 1.

Tours will cover the the topic of BBP's design, history, and ecology. Learn about the history of the Brooklyn waterfront, BBP's sustainable design, and how the park came to life.

Tours begin at the entrance to Pier 1 and are first-come, first-served. Space is limited, please arrive 15 minutes early to ensure a spot.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 412-1031

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-05-18 2014-05-18 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7017, -73.9969 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 12:19:29 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: The Ramble]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/18/central-park-tour-the-ramble http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/18/central-park-tour-the-ramble Date: May 18, 2014

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

Space is limited; advance registration suggested. Tickets available onsite with credit card only. Please arrive at the meeting location 15 minutes before the start of the tour to allow time for check in. For the courtesy of other guests, those arriving after the start time cannot be accommodated.

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Belvedere Castle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-05-18 2014-05-18 12:00 pm 1:15 pm 40.7793, -73.9691 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/530feb06b56e8.jpg Fri, 01 Aug 2014 12:19:29 EDT
<![CDATA[Experience Life as a Plant]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/18/experience-life-as-a-plant http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/18/experience-life-as-a-plant Date: May 18, 2014

Explore the life experience of a plant! We discuss basic botany, the science of plant life, and personal thoughts and feelings about plants. Then we will observe, contemplate, and create. Find a plant, meditate on its life and experience, and then create works of artistic expression (movement, sound, drawing, painting, poetry, prose, performance) based on our observations and imaginings. Finally, we will join in a circle again and those who choose to can share what has been created. This workshop is a celebration of human and plant life! All ages welcome.

You can come for one hour or all three. If you come for 1 or 2, please find us in the field. Materials will be provided.

Sign up online.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: West 91st Street and Riverside Drive (in Riverside Park)

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M072 Riverside Park 2014-05-18 2014-05-18 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.7928, -73.9771 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 12:19:29 EDT
<![CDATA[Fleece Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/18/fleece-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/18/fleece-festival Date: May 18, 2014

Come to Lefferts and see how wool was used on a colonial 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: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 789-2822 x301

Location: Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-05-18 2014-05-18 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6643, -73.9639 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d5bf57a9a9.jpg Fri, 01 Aug 2014 12:19:29 EDT
<![CDATA[Walking Among Wildflowers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/18/walking-among-wildflowers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/18/walking-among-wildflowers Date: May 18, 2014

Join us as we explore the bright green forest of early May on a moderate length hike. In honor of Wildflower Week, we will search for trillium, bloodroot, mayapples, and others. Hike meets at the parking lot of High Rock Park at Nevada Avenue off Rockland Avenue Registration required.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: 200 Nevada Avenue (in High Rock Park)

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R088 High Rock Park 2014-05-18 2014-05-18 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.5845, -74.1251 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 12:19:29 EDT
<![CDATA[Conference House Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/18/house-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/18/house-tours Date: May 18, 2014

Come to the Conference House in Tottenville for guided tours through an historic house where Benjamin Franklin, Edward Rutledge, John Adams, and Lord Howe met in an attempt to end the Revolutionary War. After taking a guided tour, experience the rich views of nature at Conference House Park, as well as stopping by the Visitor's Center to view our rotating exhibits!

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 984-6046

Location: Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2014-05-18 2014-05-18 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.502, -74.2514 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5339a985105b4.jpg Fri, 01 Aug 2014 12:19:29 EDT
<![CDATA[Wildlife Puppet Show]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/18/wildlife-puppet-show http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/18/wildlife-puppet-show Date: May 18, 2014

We connect children with nature to encourage active exploration of the natural world. We aren't pulling your strings! Bring the whole family to a fun-filled nature themed puppet show at the Blue Heron Nature Center.

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 2014-05-18 2014-05-18 1:00 pm 40.5309, -74.1778 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 12:19:29 EDT
<![CDATA[Freshwater Fishing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/18/freshwater-fishing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/18/freshwater-fishing Date: May 18, 2014

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. Participation in a mandatory safety review lead by a trained Ranger is required. All equipment is provided.

Adults, families, and children ages 8 years and older are welcome to participate in all fishing programs.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 846-2731

Location: 155th Street and Baisley Boulevard (in Baisley Pond Park)

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Q005 Baisley Pond Park 2014-05-18 2014-05-18 1:00 pm 40.6747, -73.7843 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 12:19:29 EDT
<![CDATA[World's Fair Anniversary Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/18/worlds-fair-anniversary-festival-in-flushing-meadows-corona-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/18/worlds-fair-anniversary-festival-in-flushing-meadows-corona-park Date: May 18, 2014

We're celebrating the 75th and 50th anniversaries of the NYC World's Fair with a full day of free activities for all.

Interested in revisiting the 1939 and 1964 Fairs? We'll be leading tours of historic sites that are still in Flushing Meadows Corona Park, and displaying exhibits of memorabilia.

Kid-friendly events include 50-cent rides on the historic carousel, puppet shows, face painting, and a visit by Mr Met.

Enjoy cultural music and dance performances throughout the day followed by an evening concert and fireworks!. Different foods from around the world will be available, including Belgian waffles, which were introduced to the US at the 1964 World's Fair.

Please note: The tours of the historic World's Fair sites will be given at 1:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. Tours are limited to 50 people for each tour. Sign up at the Parks information kiosk near the Unisphere.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Unisphere (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2014-05-18 2014-05-18 1:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.7464, -73.845 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d914eef31c.jpg Fri, 01 Aug 2014 12:19:29 EDT
<![CDATA[Waterfall Hike]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/18/waterfall-hike-light http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/18/waterfall-hike-light Date: May 18, 2014

Our Urban Park Ranger hiking guides will introduce you to the hidden gems of New York City and places often off-limits to the general public. On our hikes, you can gain orienteering skills, explore our city’s rich history, or just take an hour to unplug from the world. This is a light hike.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-05-18 2014-05-18 1:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 12:19:29 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park Day at Luther Gulick Playground]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/18/its-my-park-day-at-luther-gulick-playground http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/18/its-my-park-day-at-luther-gulick-playground Date: May 18, 2014

On It's My Park Day, join the Friends of Gulick Park for their community day event! There will be a spring cleanup, planting, a basketball clinic, face painting and activities offered by the Parks Play Unit!

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 408-0216

Location: Luther Gulick Playground

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M065 Luther Gulick Playground 2014-05-18 2014-05-18 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7159, -73.9819 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 12:19:29 EDT
<![CDATA[Walking Among Wildflowers Hike]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/18/walking-among-wildflowers-hike http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/18/walking-among-wildflowers-hike Date: May 18, 2014

Join us as we explore the bright green forest of early May on a moderate length hike. We will search for trillium, bloodroot, mayapples, and others.

Register for this event for free by calling (718) 351-3450 or emailing naturecenter@sigreenbelt.org.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: 200 Nevada Avenue (in High Rock Park)

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R088 High Rock Park 2014-05-18 2014-05-18 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.5845, -74.1251 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 12:19:29 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks PuppetMobile Presents: LITTLE RED’S HOOD]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/18/cityparks-puppetmobile-presents-little-reds-hood http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/18/cityparks-puppetmobile-presents-little-reds-hood Date: May 18, 2014

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

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

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

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

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

View the complete 2014 PuppetMobile schedule here

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Unisphere (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park),Flushing Meadows Corona Park

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2014-05-18 2014-05-18 1:30 pm 40.7464, -73.845; 40.7493, -73.8546 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53694a111bbbc.jpg Fri, 01 Aug 2014 12:19:29 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Kids Time: Game Social]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/18/bryant-park-kids-time-game-social http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/18/bryant-park-kids-time-game-social Date: May 18, 2014

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

Though kids games are available whenever we are open, the Kids Time Game Social lets the little ones enjoy games geared especially towards them. Learn about Candyland, Old Maid, Memory, or Operation every weekend.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-05-18 2014-05-18 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 12:19:29 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Northern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/18/central-park-tour-northern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/18/central-park-tour-northern-welcome-tour Date: May 18, 2014

See the park’s northernmost highlights on this walk from Conservatory Garden, along the Harlem Meer and past the North Woods. The route is easy to negotiate, 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: 2:00 pm

End time: 2:45 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

Location: East 106th Street Entrance (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-05-18 2014-05-18 2:00 pm 2:45 pm 40.7943, -73.9512 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52a0ef96a6454.jpg Fri, 01 Aug 2014 12:19:29 EDT
<![CDATA[History In Your Hands: Fleece Fun]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/18/history-in-your-hands-fleece-fun1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/18/history-in-your-hands-fleece-fun1 Date: May 18, 2014

Come to Lefferts and see how wool was used on a colonial 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: (718) 789-2822 x301

Location: Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-05-18 2014-05-18 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6643, -73.9639 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51635132de039.jpg Fri, 01 Aug 2014 12:19:29 EDT
<![CDATA[Workshop: Histograms, The Photographer's Secret Weapon]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/18/workshop-histograms-the-photographers-secret-weapon http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/18/workshop-histograms-the-photographers-secret-weapon Date: May 18, 2014

The histogram is the ultimate tool for taking the perfect shot. Join instructor Joel Heffner as he demonstrates why the histogram is the photographer's secret weapon. $10 suggested donation, $8 for members. RSVP at 718-816-4506x10 or info@aliceausten.org

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-4506 x10

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

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R117 Alice Austen Park 2014-05-18 2014-05-18 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6146, -74.0631 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5362811325458.jpg Fri, 01 Aug 2014 12:19:29 EDT
<![CDATA[History In Your Hands: Flax to Linen]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/18/history-in-your-hands-flax-to-linen http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/18/history-in-your-hands-flax-to-linen Date: May 18, 2014

Come check on our flax crop and try out tools used to process flax fibers into linen cloth.

The Prospect Park Alliance will be on hand to help you feel different pieces of linen cloth to compare the weaves and try on some linen reproduction clothes for a fun photo-op in our farm wagon.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 789-2822 x301

Location: Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-05-18 2014-05-18 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6643, -73.9639 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/537519d8d5698.jpg Fri, 01 Aug 2014 12:19:29 EDT
<![CDATA[The Dessoff Choirs in Concert]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/18/dessoff-folksongs-and-sprituals-choral-concert http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/18/dessoff-folksongs-and-sprituals-choral-concert Date: May 18, 2014

The Dessoff Choirs, one of New York’s oldest singing ensembles, celebrates spring with a lively concert of folksongs, madrigals, and spirituals.
Drawing on the European tradition, Dessoff sings five English folksongs set by Ralph Vaughan Williams, who travelled the British Isles collecting these tunes, and crystallized them for all time in his lyrical style. The group celebrates America’s own musical past with arrangements of moving, powerful, and joyful African-American spirituals arranged by giants in the field, from William Dawson to Moses Hogan. To honor the rich diversity of northern Manhattan, the program also includes a group of Latin American pieces, combining exciting rhythms and beautiful melodies.
The stunning setting for this FREE concert will be Billings Lawn in Fort Tryon Park in Northern Manhattan, overlooking the Hudson River. Enter Fort Tryon Park through the Southern entrance at Margaret Corbin Circle and walk west and down hill through the Heather Garden to the Billings Lawn.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Billings Lawn (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2014-05-18 2014-05-18 3:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.8602, -73.9345 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 12:19:29 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks PuppetMobile Presents: LITTLE RED’S HOOD]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/18/cityparks-puppetmobile-presents-little-reds-hood1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/18/cityparks-puppetmobile-presents-little-reds-hood1 Date: May 18, 2014

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

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

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

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

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

View the complete 2014 PuppetMobile schedule here

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Unisphere (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park),Flushing Meadows Corona Park

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2014-05-18 2014-05-18 3:00 pm 40.7464, -73.845; 40.7493, -73.8546 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53694a111bbbc.jpg Fri, 01 Aug 2014 12:19:29 EDT
<![CDATA[World's Fair Anniversary Concerts & Fireworks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/18/worlds-fair-anniversary-concerts-fireworks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/18/worlds-fair-anniversary-concerts-fireworks Date: May 18, 2014

To celebrate the anniversaries of the World's Fairs, we'll be hosting musical performances and fireworks at the Unisphere. From 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. a Sounds of the 60s concert will transport you back to the swinging sixties. Afterwards, the Queens Symphony Orchestra will perform a composition originally written for the 1964 World's Fair. Fireworks will start at 8:15 p.m.

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Unisphere (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2014-05-18 2014-05-18 5:30 pm 9:00 pm 40.7464, -73.845 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534eb6b03f8bd.jpg Fri, 01 Aug 2014 12:19:29 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park Day at Crotona Park and Victory Gardens]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/18/its-my-park-day-at-crotona-park-and-victory-gardens http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/18/its-my-park-day-at-crotona-park-and-victory-gardens Date: May 18, 2014

The Rodeph Sholom School is coming out to Crotona Park to do a major clean-up of the area, including litter pick, raking and spreading of woodchips.

Start time: 10:00 pm

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-3464

Location: Victory Garden (in Crotona Park)

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X010 Crotona Park 2014-05-18 2014-05-18 10:00 pm 12:00 pm 40.8396, -73.8903 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 12:19:29 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park FitClub: Pilates with Pilates on Fifth]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/19/bryant-park-fitclub-pilates-with-pilates-on-fifth http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/19/bryant-park-fitclub-pilates-with-pilates-on-fifth Date: May 19, 2014

Target the spine and deep abdominal muscles to build a strong body.

No prior experience necessary. In partnership with park neighbor, Pilates on Fifth. Some mats provided; bringing your own is encouraged.

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-05-19 2014-05-19 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.7541, -73.9845 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 12:19:29 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park FitClub: Pilates with Pilates on Fifth]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/19/bryant-park-fitclub-pilates-with-pilates-on-fifth1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/19/bryant-park-fitclub-pilates-with-pilates-on-fifth1 Date: May 19, 2014

Target the spine and deep abdominal muscles to build a strong body.

No prior experience necessary. In partnership with park neighbor, Pilates on Fifth.

Some mats provided; bringing your own is encouraged.

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-05-19 2014-05-19 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.7541, -73.9845 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 12:19:29 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Birding Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/19/bryant-park-birding-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/19/bryant-park-birding-tours Date: May 19, 2014

Discover the surprising diversity of the birds that call Bryant Park home during migratory season with guided tours. Presented in partnership with the New York City Audubon Society.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 'wichcraft Coffee Kiosk (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-05-19 2014-05-19 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.7547, -73.9841 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 12:19:29 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition by Ruth Marshall: Closely Knit: A Textile Analysis of Animals]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/19/exhibition-by-ruth-marshallclosely-knit-a-textile-analysis-of-animals http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/19/exhibition-by-ruth-marshallclosely-knit-a-textile-analysis-of-animals Date: May 19, 2014

Closely Knit: A Textile Analysis of Animals by Ruth Marshall brings attention to illegal wildlife trade and species loss in a way that unites a widened audience of scientists, art enthusiasts and the general public. Her life-size, knitted textile pelts of tigers, leopards, coral snakes and Australian marsupials exemplify how artisan goods have the potential to have higher commercial value than poached skins on the black market. Her textiles reinforce the ideology that support for conservation and culture is a more sustainable, viable and lucrative endeavor than the illegal wildlife trade.

She has conducted research at the American Museum of Natural History, Melbourne Museum and the Berlin Zoo. For Closely Knit, Marshall studied Askai, Central Park Zoo’s six-year-old male snow leopard and created a new knitted work based on his distinctive coat. The exhibition is staged in the historic Arsenal building, which housed a menagerie of gifted animals on the basement level from 1859 to 1871, and was the first home of the American Museum of Natural History from 1869 to 1877 before it moved to its current home on Manhattan’s West Side.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-05-19 2014-05-19 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5351860bdbc4f.jpeg Fri, 01 Aug 2014 12:19:29 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Senior Fitness: Walking]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/19/cityparks-senior-fitness-walking http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/19/cityparks-senior-fitness-walking Date: May 19, 2014

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 760-6999

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

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2014-05-19 2014-05-19 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.7749, -73.9438 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d653971bd7.jpg Fri, 01 Aug 2014 12:19:29 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/19/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/19/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga1 Date: May 19, 2014

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718)760-6999

Location: Salt Marsh Nature Center (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2014-05-19 2014-05-19 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.6047, -73.9298 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d69833d1e1.jpg Fri, 01 Aug 2014 12:19:29 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/19/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/19/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga Date: May 19, 2014

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718)760-6999

Location: Woodlawn Tennis Courts (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2014-05-19 2014-05-19 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.8966, -73.8786 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d6b267ba59.jpg Fri, 01 Aug 2014 12:19:29 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Walking]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/19/cityparks-seniors-fitness-walking http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/19/cityparks-seniors-fitness-walking Date: May 19, 2014

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718)760-6999

Location: Metcalf and Lafayette Avenues (in Soundview Park)

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X118 Soundview Park 2014-05-19 2014-05-19 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.8174, -73.8703 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d67f7c8244.jpg Fri, 01 Aug 2014 12:19:29 EDT
<![CDATA[Pelham Bay Park Garlic Mustard Pull]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/19/pelham-bay-park-garlic-mustard-pull http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/19/pelham-bay-park-garlic-mustard-pull Date: May 19, 2014

Volunteer with Natural Areas Volunteers (NAV) at Pelham Bay Park to help remove Garlic Mustard from the forest.

This work will help maintain the livelihood of the restored forest. Volunteers will be trained in invasive weed identification and removal techniques.

Come dressed in sturdy boots or shoes, long pants and clothing that can get dirty. Space is limited. Registration is required for this event.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-3318

Location: Orchard Beach Parking Lot (in Pelham Bay Park)

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2014-05-19 2014-05-19 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8687, -73.797 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 12:19:29 EDT
<![CDATA[Bronx River Forest Garlic Mustard Pull]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/19/bronx-river-forest-garlic-mustard-pull http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/19/bronx-river-forest-garlic-mustard-pull Date: May 19, 2014

Volunteer with Natural Areas Volunteers (NAV) at Bronx River Forest to help remove Garlic Mustard from the forest. This work will help maintain the livelihood of the restored forest.

Volunteers will be trained in invasive weed identification and removal techniques. Come dressed in sturdy boots or shoes, long pants and clothing that can get dirty. Space is limited. Registration is required for this event.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-3318

Location: Bronx River Forest Island

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2014-05-19 2014-05-19 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8715, -73.8706 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 12:19:29 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Chair Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/19/shape-up-nyc-chair-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/19/shape-up-nyc-chair-aerobics Date: May 19, 2014

A seated exercise class that raises the heart rate and improves balance, with minimal impact on joints. This Shape Up NYC program is free and open to the public.

For adults and seniors.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 771-2787

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

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2014-05-19 2014-05-19 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.8108, -73.9147 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 12:19:29 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Early Bird Game Social]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/19/bryant-park-early-bird-game-social http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/19/bryant-park-early-bird-game-social Date: May 19, 2014

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

The Early Bird Game Social gives you a chance to start the day in the park, and warm up your mind with games that get you thinking like dominoes, Scrabble, cards or Boggle.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-05-19 2014-05-19 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 12:19:29 EDT
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/19/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/19/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: May 19, 2014

See more than 30 life-size animatronic dinosaurs, including a 40-foot long tyrannosaurus rex, on this ride through the two-acre safari at the Bronx Zoo.

Learn about the different species of dinosaurs and their habitats, discover how fossils provide insight into what life may have looked like in prehistoric times and explore how animatronics work.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-1010

Location: Bronx Zoo (in Bronx Park)

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X002 Bronx Park 2014-05-19 2014-05-19 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Fri, 01 Aug 2014 12:19:29 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Tennis]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/19/cityparks-seniors-fitness-tennis2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/19/cityparks-seniors-fitness-tennis2 Date: May 19, 2014

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718)760-6999

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

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R013 LaTourette Park & Golf Course 2014-05-19 2014-05-19 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.5911, -74.1395 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d6a68e59b4.jpg Fri, 01 Aug 2014 12:19:29 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Tennis]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/19/cityparks-seniors-fitness-tennis1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/19/cityparks-seniors-fitness-tennis1 Date: May 19, 2014

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718)760-6999

Location: Flushing Meadows Corona Park

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2014-05-19 2014-05-19 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7493, -73.8546 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d6c8aaf20a.jpg Fri, 01 Aug 2014 12:19:29 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Tennis]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/19/cityparks-seniors-fitness-tennis http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/19/cityparks-seniors-fitness-tennis Date: May 19, 2014

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718)760-6999

Location: Fieldhouse (in Astoria Park)

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Q004 Astoria Park 2014-05-19 2014-05-19 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7749, -73.9241 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d6cde80d16.jpg Fri, 01 Aug 2014 12:19:29 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Senior Fitness: Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/19/cityparks-senior-fitness-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/19/cityparks-senior-fitness-yoga Date: May 19, 2014

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718)760-6999

Location: Metcalf and Lafayette Avenues (in Soundview Park)

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X118 Soundview Park 2014-05-19 2014-05-19 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.8174, -73.8703 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d6ba07e982.jpg Fri, 01 Aug 2014 12:19:29 EDT
<![CDATA[Weird, Wild & Wonderful]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/19/weird-wild-wonderful http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/19/weird-wild-wonderful Date: May 19, 2014

In homage to the beauty of the botanical world's most bizarre flora, the New York Botanical Garden invited members of the American Society of Botanical Artists to participate in a study of the eccentric, creating works of art based on visually unusual plants chosen by the artists themselves.

View the results of their efforts, 46 captivating paintings and illustrations of exotic specimens, on display in the Ross Gallery.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2014-05-19 2014-05-19 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 12:19:29 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/19/shape-up-nyc-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/19/shape-up-nyc-aerobics Date: May 19, 2014

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

Aerobics class is a moderate, heart-pumping workout to help burn calories and improve heart health.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: McDonald Park House (in McDonald Playground)

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R034 McDonald Playground 2014-05-19 2014-05-19 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.6291, -74.1155 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 12:19:29 EDT
<![CDATA[Chair Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/19/chair-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/19/chair-yoga Date: May 19, 2014

Chair yoga is a gentle form of yoga that can be practiced while sitting or standing using a chair for support. A low impact class, it focuses on strengthening the body's inner core through slow movements, concentrating and breathing. For adults and seniors.

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 447-2020

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

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M164 Asser Levy Playground 2014-05-19 2014-05-19 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7361, -73.9757 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 12:19:29 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Chair Toning]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/19/shape-up-nyc-chair-toning http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/19/shape-up-nyc-chair-toning Date: May 19, 2014

A seated exercise class that strengthens muscle groups with minimal impact on joints. This Shape Up NYC program is free and open to the public.

For adults and seniors.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

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 2014-05-19 2014-05-19 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.8108, -73.9147 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 12:19:29 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/19/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/19/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: May 19, 2014

Test your ping pong skills at one of two state-of-the-art tables. Bring a friend, or sign up with our park attendant, who can arrange a friendly game.

Paddles and balls provided free of charge to all skill levels.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Ping Pong Court (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-05-19 2014-05-19 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 12:19:29 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Chess & Backgammon]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/19/bryant-park-chess-backgammon http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/19/bryant-park-chess-backgammon Date: May 19, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-05-19 2014-05-19 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 12:19:29 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/19/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/19/bryant-park-games Date: May 19, 2014

Take a break with an eclectic selection of favorite tabletop games for free. From Scrabble and mancala to dominoes and Jenga. Visit bryantpark.org to find weekly Game Socials and Clinics for Board and Party Games, Mah Jongg, and more.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-05-19 2014-05-19 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 12:19:29 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Kubb]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/19/bryant-park-kubb http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/19/bryant-park-kubb Date: May 19, 2014

Learn the Scandinavian lawn game, also known as Viking Chess. To win, knock over your opponent’s blocks with wooden pins. Never played? Our attendant will teach you.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: The Green (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-05-19 2014-05-19 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 12:19:29 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Putting Green]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/19/bryant-park-putting-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/19/bryant-park-putting-green Date: May 19, 2014

Practice your technique, perfect your distance and speed, or bring the kids to play on the green, all free of charge. Golf balls and clubs are provided.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: The Green (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-05-19 2014-05-19 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 12:19:29 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/19/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/19/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga3 Date: May 19, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718)760-6999

Location: Inwood Hill Park

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2014-05-19 2014-05-19 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.873, -73.9254 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d6d3522e94.jpg Fri, 01 Aug 2014 12:19:29 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/19/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/19/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga2 Date: May 19, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718)760-6999

Location: South Oxford Park

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B407 South Oxford Park 2014-05-19 2014-05-19 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.6836, -73.9724 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d6d95b3814.jpg Fri, 01 Aug 2014 12:19:29 EDT
<![CDATA[Monday Movement]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/19/monday-movement http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/19/monday-movement Date: May 19, 2014

Get the week started off right in this low-impact, chair aerobics class. Perfect for seniors or those with limited mobility. Open to adults and seniors.

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 485-4633

Location: Brownsville Recreation Center (in Brownsville Playground)

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B270 Brownsville Playground 2014-05-19 2014-05-19 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.6566, -73.902 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 12:19:29 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Italian Language Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/19/bryant-park-italian-language-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/19/bryant-park-italian-language-class Date: May 19, 2014

Learn a new language or brush up on your skills in these beginner classes. Attendance is limited to one class for each language offered. Registration required: inlinguainBryantPark@inlingua.com.

Italian: May 19th, July 7th, July 28th, August 25th

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 2014-05-19 2014-05-19 11:45 am 12:30 pm 40.7534, -73.9827 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 12:19:29 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/19/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/19/bryant-park-juggling Date: May 19, 2014

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-05-19 2014-05-19 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 12:19:29 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: The Art of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/19/central-park-tour-the-art-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/19/central-park-tour-the-art-of-the-park Date: May 19, 2014

Walk from the Dairy to Belvedere Castle and see how Central Park's interwoven landscapes began as a series of images envisioned by Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux. The route involves many hills and stairs.

Space is limited; advance registration suggested. Tickets available onsite with credit card only. Please arrive at the meeting location 15 minutes before the start of the tour to allow time for check in. For the courtesy of other guests, those arriving after the start time cannot be accommodated.

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2014-05-19 2014-05-19 12:00 pm 1:30 pm 40.7691, -73.9741 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/530feca70d2c0.jpg Fri, 01 Aug 2014 12:19:29 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Couch to 5K]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/19/shape-up-nyc-couch-to-5k http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/19/shape-up-nyc-couch-to-5k Date: May 19, 2014

A beginner program for the aspiring runner, this class will combine running, walking, and conditioning exercises to get you in shape for long distance running.

Rain or shine.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-3300

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

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2014-05-19 2014-05-19 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8344 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 12:19:29 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Kettlebell, Core and Conditioning]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/19/shape-up-nyc-kettlebell-core-and-conditioning http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/19/shape-up-nyc-kettlebell-core-and-conditioning Date: May 19, 2014

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

Kettlebell, Core and Conditioning is a strength and conditioning class that will elevate your heart rate, build muscle, increase flexibility and burn fat.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: McDonald Park House (in McDonald Playground)

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R034 McDonald Playground 2014-05-19 2014-05-19 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.6291, -74.1155 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 12:19:29 EDT