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 12:26:28 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[Volunteer at Lincoln Terrace Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/30/volunteer-at-lincoln-terrace-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/30/volunteer-at-lincoln-terrace-park Date: March 30, 2013

Volunteer at Lincoln Terrace Park in Brooklyn by raking leaves and spreading mulch and woodchips to trees and flower beds, and painting benches, fences, and light poles.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Eastern Parkway & Buffalo Avenue (in Lincoln Terrace / Arthur S. Somers Park)

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B054 Lincoln Terrace / Arthur S. Somers Park 2013-03-30 2013-03-30 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.6682, -73.9258 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 08:26:28 EDT
<![CDATA[Sprint to the Finish Indoor Triathlon]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/30/sprint-to-the-finish-indoor-triathlon http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/30/sprint-to-the-finish-indoor-triathlon Date: March 30, 2013

Need a challenge to work towards? Feeling stagnant in your exercise routine? Come test your fitness level and set new goals at the NYC Parks' Sprint to the Finish Indoor Triathlon!

Event includes a 300 yard swim, three mile stationary bike ride, and two mile treadmill run.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

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 2013-03-30 2013-03-30 10:00 am 40.8108, -73.9147 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 08:26:28 EDT
<![CDATA[Cross-Park Promenade]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/30/crosspark-promenade http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/30/crosspark-promenade Date: March 30, 2013

Join us for a tour through Central Park in which you will see a hidden bench that tells time, miniature boats powered by the wind, a magnificent sculpture celebrating fresh water, and much more!

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

Accessibility level: Easy to negotiate; paths and few stairs - mostly accessible to people with disabilities.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:45 am

Contact phone: (212) 772-0210

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

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M010 Central Park 2013-03-30 2013-03-30 10:30 am 11:45 am 40.7725, -73.967 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 08:26:28 EDT
<![CDATA[Film Making Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/30/film-making-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/30/film-making-workshop Date: March 30, 2013

Take a film workshop on DSLR Motion Photography with filmmaker Eddie Olmo. Students will learn photography in film making, writing a script and basic editing and will have the chance to create their own 3-minute film. Information on how to submit to Film Festivals will also be provided.

On April 13, students will screen and showcase their projects for a public audience.

Workshops will consist of 6 classes and 1 day of screening of 4 hours each every Saturday starting March 16 to April 13, 2013 from 10:30am - 2:30pm. Classes will be open to the age group of 16 and over with a class limit of 20 students.

Participants should call, email, or come in to sign up and be able to commit to completing the series.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2013-03-30 2013-03-30 10:30 am 2:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 08:26:28 EDT
<![CDATA[Creepy Crawlies!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/30/creepy-crawlies http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/30/creepy-crawlies Date: March 30, 2013

The itsy bitsy spider is fun to learn about, and the insects are too! Hear all about creepy crawlies during this interactive family friendly program.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone:

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

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Q309 Jamaica Bay Park 2013-03-30 2013-03-30 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.619, -73.8264 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5149f351cd51e.jpg Sat, 19 Apr 2014 08:26:28 EDT
<![CDATA[Strength And Conditioning Training Sessions With Next Level Performance]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/30/strength-and-conditioning-training-sessions-with-next-level-performance http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/30/strength-and-conditioning-training-sessions-with-next-level-performance Date: March 30, 2013

Are you ready for the High Rock Challenge? Training Sessions are fast paced and designed to build your strength and endurance for whatever the High Rock Challenge holds in store. Expect something different every week, the ROD is anything but routine. Certified instructors will guide you through a total body workout designed to engage the core and recruit numerous muscle groups, creating a high intensity cardiovascular based resistance routine.

Sessions take place outdoors in High Rock Park, which will help you get acquainted with the terrain for race day. The degree of difficulty and the duration of the sessions will increase as the weeks go on and race time nears. Dress for the weather, bring water and be prepared to get dirty.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 667-2165

Location: High Rock Gate (in High Rock Park)

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R088 High Rock Park 2013-03-30 2013-03-30 10:30 am 40.5838, -74.1233 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/513e263ca22eb.jpg Sat, 19 Apr 2014 08:26:28 EDT
<![CDATA[Bird Walks at The New York Botanical Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/30/bird-walks-at-the-new-york-botanical-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/30/bird-walks-at-the-new-york-botanical-garden Date: March 30, 2013

The diverse habitats of the Botanical Garden offer visitors a chance to see dozens of species of birds throughout the year. Bring your binoculars and walk the Garden grounds with an expert.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: 718-817-8700

Location: Watson Building (in Bronx Park)

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X002 Bronx Park 2013-03-30 2013-03-30 11:00 am 40.8624, -73.8805 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 08:26:28 EDT
<![CDATA[Chess Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/30/chess-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/30/chess-clinic Date: March 30, 2013

Learn new tactical insights from Chess Master Shirley Ben-Dak, then pit your newly acquired skills against other players at your level tournament-style.

Ages 6+.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-1461

Location: Chess & Checkers House (in Central Park)

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<![CDATA[Spring Egg Hunt at Queens Botanical Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/30/spring-egg-hunt-at-queens-botanical-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/30/spring-egg-hunt-at-queens-botanical-garden Date: March 30, 2013

Come enjoy the beauty of the Garden at QBG's first Spring Egg Hunt! Bring your own basket to collect eggs hidden in the Crabapple Orchard in our Arboretum. The fun continues with seasonal crafts activities for children and a special visit from Flora the Flower, QBG's mascot! This event will take place weather permitting and the fee is $5 per child, which includes Garden admission. The Parking Garden will be open for this event at $5 per vehicle.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2013-03-30 2013-03-30 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5123e48c4edfe.jpg Sat, 19 Apr 2014 08:26:28 EDT
<![CDATA[Street Types: Turn of the Century Portraiture By Alice Austen]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/30/street-types-turn-of-the-century-portraiture-by-alice-austen http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/30/street-types-turn-of-the-century-portraiture-by-alice-austen Date: March 30, 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 2013-03-30 2013-03-30 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.6146, -74.0631 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 08:26:28 EDT
<![CDATA[Community Environmental Center EcoHouse]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/30/community-environmental-center-ecohouse http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/30/community-environmental-center-ecohouse Date: March 30, 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: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2013-03-30 2013-03-30 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.8729, -73.9186 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/514351473dcae.jpg Sat, 19 Apr 2014 08:26:28 EDT
<![CDATA[Historic New York Walking Tour: Park Slope]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/30/historic-new-york-walking-tour-park-slope http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/30/historic-new-york-walking-tour-park-slope Date: March 30, 2013

Ice-age glaciers, Native Americans, Dutch traders, British Redcoats, and the Underground Railroad have all left their mark on New York City. Their stories can be found in the names of our streets, our architecture, and our parks. Urban Park Rangers specialize in interpretation of historic turning points, both natural and man-made, in our city’s long history.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Grand Army Plaza Arch (in Grand Army Plaza)

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B040 Grand Army Plaza 2013-03-30 2013-03-30 12:00 pm 40.6729, -73.9698 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 08:26:28 EDT
<![CDATA[West Side Stories]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/30/west-side-stories http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/30/west-side-stories Date: March 30, 2013

Walk through a scenic area on the western edge of Central 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 2013-03-30 2013-03-30 12:30 pm 1:30 pm 40.782, -73.9714 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 08:26:28 EDT
<![CDATA[Exploring Clouds]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/30/exploring-clouds http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/30/exploring-clouds Date: March 30, 2013

Discover the different types of clouds and what they can tell us about upcoming weather patterns.

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 2013-03-30 2013-03-30 1:00 pm 40.7952, -73.7784 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 08:26:28 EDT
<![CDATA[Living In Sequence Exhibition: Closing Reception]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/30/living-in-sequence-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/30/living-in-sequence-exhibition Date: March 30, 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.

Start time: 1:00 pm

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 2013-03-30 2013-03-30 1:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51128630745bc.JPG Sat, 19 Apr 2014 08:26:28 EDT
<![CDATA[Sherman Creek Meadow Shearing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/30/sherman-creek-meadow-shearing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/30/sherman-creek-meadow-shearing Date: March 30, 2013

Help weed and cut back the grasses and perennials growing in the Sherman Creek Meadow. Learn about native meadow plants and how NYRP’s approach to meadow maintenance creates habitat and food sources for many of the birds, mammals and insects that call Sherman Creek home.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (917) 291-6436

Location: Sherman Creek Park (in Sherman Creek)

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M300 Sherman Creek 2013-03-30 2013-03-30 1:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.8611, -73.918 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 08:26:28 EDT
<![CDATA[Castle and its Kingdom]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/30/castle-and-its-kingdom http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/30/castle-and-its-kingdom Date: March 30, 2013

Take a walk around the lands dominated by Belvedere Castle, situated high on Vista Rock. Visit the 55 acre realm on an eclectic tour of history and nature.

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: 2:30 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0210

Location: Belvedere Castle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-03-30 2013-03-30 2:30 pm 3:30 pm 40.7793, -73.9691 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 08:26:28 EDT
<![CDATA[Nocturnal Wildlife]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/30/nocturnal-wildlife http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/03/30/nocturnal-wildlife Date: March 30, 2013

New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife. From falcons and salamanders, to deer and seals, wildlife viewing opportunities exist year-round in all of our parks and beaches. Wildlife viewing is a perfect activity for any age. Today wildlife viewing is recognized as one of the nation’s fastest growing activities. Our Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in New York City.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Belvedere Castle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-03-30 2013-03-30 5:00 pm 40.7793, -73.9691 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 08:26:28 EDT