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 08:08:32 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[Repetition in Design]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/01/repetition-in-design http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/01/repetition-in-design Date: April 1, 2013

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2013-04-01 2013-04-01 8:00 am 4:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 04:08:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition, Benjamin Swett: New York City of Trees]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/01/exhibition-benjamin-swett-new-york-city-of-trees http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/01/exhibition-benjamin-swett-new-york-city-of-trees Date: April 1, 2013

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-04-01 2013-04-01 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5115428d3278a.jpg Sat, 19 Apr 2014 04:08:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Mad. Sq. Art: Sandra Gibson & Luis Recoder Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/01/mad-sq-art-sandra-gibson-luis-recoder-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/01/mad-sq-art-sandra-gibson-luis-recoder-exhibition Date: April 1, 2013

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 538-1884

Location: Southern End (in Madison Square Park)

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M052 Madison Square Park 2013-04-01 2013-04-01 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.741, -73.9883 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/510199a071f39.jpg Sat, 19 Apr 2014 04:08:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Community Environmental Center EcoHouse]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/01/community-environmental-center-ecohouse http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/01/community-environmental-center-ecohouse Date: April 1, 2013

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2013-04-01 2013-04-01 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.8729, -73.9186 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/514351473dcae.jpg Sat, 19 Apr 2014 04:08:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Street Types: Turn of the Century Portraiture By Alice Austen]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/01/street-types-turn-of-the-century-portraiture-by-alice-austen http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/01/street-types-turn-of-the-century-portraiture-by-alice-austen Date: April 1, 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 2013-04-01 2013-04-01 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.6146, -74.0631 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 04:08:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Petanque]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/01/bryant-park-petanque http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/01/bryant-park-petanque Date: April 1, 2013

Learn to play pétanque, the popular European game anchored in precision, patience, and camaraderie from members of La Boule New Yorkaise, NYC’s championship-winning club.

Available for parties.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-04-01 2013-04-01 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7541, -73.9845 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 04:08:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park: Le Carrousel]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/01/bryant-park-le-carrousel http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/01/bryant-park-le-carrousel Date: April 1, 2013

La Carrousel was specially created to complement the park’s French classical style, featuring brightly colored animals and French cabaret music. $2 per ride, or buy a discount card to enjoy 10 rides for $15.

Also available for parties.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Le Carrousel (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-04-01 2013-04-01 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7533, -73.984 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 04:08:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/01/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/01/bryant-park-games Date: April 1, 2013

Take a game break with an eclectic selection of favorite tabletop games for free. From scrabble and mancala to dominoes 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 2013-04-01 2013-04-01 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 04:08:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/01/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/01/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: April 1, 2013

Test your ping pong skills at one of two state-of-the-art tables. Paddles and balls are provided free of charge. Sign up with an attendant in the park to reserve a time slot.

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 2013-04-01 2013-04-01 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 04:08:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Reading Room]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/01/bryant-park-reading-room http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/01/bryant-park-reading-room Date: April 1, 2013

Reading, writing, and literary happenings related to the written word – under the London Plane trees – in the open-air Reading Room.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Reading Room (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-04-01 2013-04-01 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7542, -73.9833 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 04:08:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/01/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/01/bryant-park-juggling Date: April 1, 2013

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-04-01 2013-04-01 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 04:08:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/02/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/02/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: April 2, 2013

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

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

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2013-04-02 2013-04-02 7:30 am 8:30 pm 40.8606, -73.9338 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 04:08:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Repetition in Design]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/02/repetition-in-design http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/02/repetition-in-design Date: April 2, 2013

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2013-04-02 2013-04-02 8:00 am 4:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 04:08:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition, Benjamin Swett: New York City of Trees]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/02/exhibition-benjamin-swett-new-york-city-of-trees http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/02/exhibition-benjamin-swett-new-york-city-of-trees Date: April 2, 2013

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-04-02 2013-04-02 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5115428d3278a.jpg Sat, 19 Apr 2014 04:08:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Mad. Sq. Art: Sandra Gibson & Luis Recoder Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/02/mad-sq-art-sandra-gibson-luis-recoder-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/02/mad-sq-art-sandra-gibson-luis-recoder-exhibition Date: April 2, 2013

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 538-1884

Location: Southern End (in Madison Square Park)

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M052 Madison Square Park 2013-04-02 2013-04-02 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.741, -73.9883 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/510199a071f39.jpg Sat, 19 Apr 2014 04:08:32 EDT
<![CDATA[GreenThumb Seed Giveaway]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/02/greenthumb-seed-giveaway http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/02/greenthumb-seed-giveaway Date: April 2, 2013

Pick up vegetable, fruit, flower, and herb seeds for the upcoming season! For registered GreenThumb gardens only. A limit to the number of seeds per group will be determined by how many seeds we receive.

Recibes semillas de frutas, vegetales, flores y hierbas para su grupo de jardinería.

Supplies: Assorted Seeds

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 788-8070

Location: GreenThumb Office

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2013-04-02 2013-04-02 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7138, -74.0054 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 04:08:32 EDT
<![CDATA[The Orchid Show at The New York Botanical Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/02/the-orchid-show-at-the-new-york-botanical-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/02/the-orchid-show-at-the-new-york-botanical-garden Date: April 2, 2013

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 817-8700

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2013-04-02 2013-04-02 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/511bfc0297cbb.JPG Sat, 19 Apr 2014 04:08:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Community Environmental Center EcoHouse]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/02/community-environmental-center-ecohouse http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/02/community-environmental-center-ecohouse Date: April 2, 2013

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2013-04-02 2013-04-02 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.8729, -73.9186 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/514351473dcae.jpg Sat, 19 Apr 2014 04:08:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Street Types: Turn of the Century Portraiture By Alice Austen]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/02/street-types-turn-of-the-century-portraiture-by-alice-austen http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/02/street-types-turn-of-the-century-portraiture-by-alice-austen Date: April 2, 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 2013-04-02 2013-04-02 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.6146, -74.0631 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 04:08:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Highlights Walk at Wave Hill]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/02/garden-highlights-walk-at-wave-hill http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/02/garden-highlights-walk-at-wave-hill Date: April 2, 2013

Join us for an hour-long tour of seasonal garden highlights.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2013-04-02 2013-04-02 11:00 am 40.8991, -73.9119 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 04:08:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Petanque]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/02/bryant-park-petanque http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/02/bryant-park-petanque Date: April 2, 2013

Learn to play pétanque, the popular European game anchored in precision, patience, and camaraderie from members of La Boule New Yorkaise, NYC’s championship-winning club.

Available for parties.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-04-02 2013-04-02 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7541, -73.9845 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 04:08:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park: Le Carrousel]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/02/bryant-park-le-carrousel http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/02/bryant-park-le-carrousel Date: April 2, 2013

La Carrousel was specially created to complement the park’s French classical style, featuring brightly colored animals and French cabaret music. $2 per ride, or buy a discount card to enjoy 10 rides for $15.

Also available for parties.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Le Carrousel (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-04-02 2013-04-02 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7533, -73.984 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 04:08:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/02/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/02/bryant-park-games Date: April 2, 2013

Take a game break with an eclectic selection of favorite tabletop games for free. From scrabble and mancala to dominoes 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 2013-04-02 2013-04-02 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 04:08:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/02/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/02/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: April 2, 2013

Test your ping pong skills at one of two state-of-the-art tables. Paddles and balls are provided free of charge. Sign up with an attendant in the park to reserve a time slot.

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 2013-04-02 2013-04-02 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 04:08:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Reading Room]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/02/bryant-park-reading-room http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/02/bryant-park-reading-room Date: April 2, 2013

Reading, writing, and literary happenings related to the written word – under the London Plane trees – in the open-air Reading Room.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Reading Room (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-04-02 2013-04-02 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7542, -73.9833 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 04:08:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/02/bryant-park-juggling1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/02/bryant-park-juggling1 Date: April 2, 2013

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-04-02 2013-04-02 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 04:08:32 EDT
<![CDATA[School Break- Huguenot Library Program]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/02/school-break-huguenot-library-program http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/02/school-break-huguenot-library-program Date: April 2, 2013

Design your own flower planter and listen to garden stories as we celebrate Earth Month. All supplies are provided. Call for reservations.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 354-4574

Location: Huguenot Library

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2013-04-02 2013-04-02 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.5341, -74.1932 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5150592a7af21.jpg Sat, 19 Apr 2014 04:08:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/02/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/02/bryant-park-juggling Date: April 2, 2013

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

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-04-02 2013-04-02 5:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 04:08:32 EDT
<![CDATA[MillionTreesNYC Care Captain Training]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/02/milliontreesnyc-care-captain-training http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/02/milliontreesnyc-care-captain-training Date: April 2, 2013

Care Captain trainings empower enthusiastic tree stewards to offer tree care workshops to their neighbors and friends. You will learn all the steps to running a workshop; seasonally specific tree care strategies and tips; community organizing and event coordination skills, and gain an in-depth understanding of the MillionTreesNYC initiative.

Who can attend? New Yorkers who are interested in leading local tree stewardship, who commit to planning a community tree care event engaging at least 10 community members and caring for at least 5 trees. Train the Trainer is a good fit for representatives of block associations, classrooms, neighborhood groups or other civic organizations.

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8237

Location: The Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-04-02 2013-04-02 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.7676, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/514a2f876aa30.jpg Sat, 19 Apr 2014 04:08:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Stargazing on the High Line]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/02/every-tuesday-stargazing-on-the-high-line http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/02/every-tuesday-stargazing-on-the-high-line Date: April 2, 2013

You don’t have to leave New York City to see the stars.

Gaze at the stars, planets, and Moon through the high-powered telescopes of the Amateur Astronomers Association of New York, and chat with the experts about the sights you see. Stargazing at the High Line takes place every Tuesday, beginning at dusk, between Tuesday, April 2 and Tuesday, October 29.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 206-9922

Location: 14th Street Passage (in The High Line)

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M360 The High Line 2013-04-02 2013-04-02 6:30 pm 9:30 pm 40.7417, -74.0078 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5141fffebc529.png Sat, 19 Apr 2014 04:08:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Repetition in Design]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/03/repetition-in-design http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/03/repetition-in-design Date: April 3, 2013

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2013-04-03 2013-04-03 8:00 am 4:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 04:08:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition, Benjamin Swett: New York City of Trees]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/03/exhibition-benjamin-swett-new-york-city-of-trees http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/03/exhibition-benjamin-swett-new-york-city-of-trees Date: April 3, 2013

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-04-03 2013-04-03 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5115428d3278a.jpg Sat, 19 Apr 2014 04:08:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Mad. Sq. Art: Sandra Gibson & Luis Recoder Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/03/mad-sq-art-sandra-gibson-luis-recoder-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/03/mad-sq-art-sandra-gibson-luis-recoder-exhibition Date: April 3, 2013

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 538-1884

Location: Southern End (in Madison Square Park)

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M052 Madison Square Park 2013-04-03 2013-04-03 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.741, -73.9883 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/510199a071f39.jpg Sat, 19 Apr 2014 04:08:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Woodland Discovery Kit in Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/03/woodland-discovery-kit-in-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/03/woodland-discovery-kit-in-central-park Date: April 3, 2013

Visit The Wild Garden: Discovering Central Park Woodlands exhibit and start exploring the North Woods on your own by borrowing a North Woods Discovery Kit stocked with binoculars, a hand lens, and flora/fauna guides. Accompanying adult with valid ID required. Purchase an optional Discovery Journal for $2 for a one-of-a-kind woodland adventure. Recommended for ages 8 – 12.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2013-04-03 2013-04-03 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7968, -73.9515 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 04:08:32 EDT
<![CDATA[The Wild Garden: Discovering Central Park Woodlands Exhibit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/03/the-wild-garden-discovering-central-park-woodlands-exhibit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/03/the-wild-garden-discovering-central-park-woodlands-exhibit Date: April 3, 2013

Use this hands-on exhibit to illuminate the history, ecology, and management of the woodlands and learn why these landscapes are so essential to the purpose of Central Park. The exhibit includes a digital interactive app highlighting historic photos and revealing hidden features. Exhibit introductions are available by appointment for groups of 10 or more; call (212) 860-1370 for more information.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2013-04-03 2013-04-03 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7968, -73.9515 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 04:08:32 EDT
<![CDATA[The Orchid Show at The New York Botanical Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/03/the-orchid-show-at-the-new-york-botanical-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/03/the-orchid-show-at-the-new-york-botanical-garden Date: April 3, 2013

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 817-8700

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2013-04-03 2013-04-03 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/511bfc0297cbb.JPG Sat, 19 Apr 2014 04:08:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Community Environmental Center EcoHouse]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/03/community-environmental-center-ecohouse http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/03/community-environmental-center-ecohouse Date: April 3, 2013

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2013-04-03 2013-04-03 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.8729, -73.9186 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/514351473dcae.jpg Sat, 19 Apr 2014 04:08:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Street Types: Turn of the Century Portraiture By Alice Austen]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/03/street-types-turn-of-the-century-portraiture-by-alice-austen http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/03/street-types-turn-of-the-century-portraiture-by-alice-austen Date: April 3, 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 2013-04-03 2013-04-03 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.6146, -74.0631 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 04:08:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Petanque]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/03/bryant-park-petanque http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/03/bryant-park-petanque Date: April 3, 2013

Learn to play pétanque, the popular European game anchored in precision, patience, and camaraderie from members of La Boule New Yorkaise, NYC’s championship-winning club.

Available for parties.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-04-03 2013-04-03 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7541, -73.9845 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 04:08:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park: Le Carrousel]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/03/bryant-park-le-carrousel http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/03/bryant-park-le-carrousel Date: April 3, 2013

La Carrousel was specially created to complement the park’s French classical style, featuring brightly colored animals and French cabaret music. $2 per ride, or buy a discount card to enjoy 10 rides for $15.

Also available for parties.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Le Carrousel (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-04-03 2013-04-03 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7533, -73.984 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 04:08:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/03/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/03/bryant-park-games Date: April 3, 2013

Take a game break with an eclectic selection of favorite tabletop games for free. From scrabble and mancala to dominoes 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 2013-04-03 2013-04-03 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 04:08:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/03/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/03/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: April 3, 2013

Test your ping pong skills at one of two state-of-the-art tables. Paddles and balls are provided free of charge. Sign up with an attendant in the park to reserve a time slot.

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 2013-04-03 2013-04-03 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 04:08:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Reading Room]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/03/bryant-park-reading-room http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/03/bryant-park-reading-room Date: April 3, 2013

Reading, writing, and literary happenings related to the written word – under the London Plane trees – in the open-air Reading Room.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Reading Room (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-04-03 2013-04-03 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7542, -73.9833 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 04:08:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/03/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/03/bryant-park-juggling Date: April 3, 2013

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-04-03 2013-04-03 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 04:08:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Talk: Margaret Roach on “Non-Stop Plants: A Garden for 365 Days”]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/03/garden-talk-margaret-roach-on-nonstop-plants-a-garden-for-365-days http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/03/garden-talk-margaret-roach-on-nonstop-plants-a-garden-for-365-days Date: April 3, 2013

Postponed from the Winter Lecture Series due to snow, Margaret Roach now helps us welcome spring with her gardening expertise. For more than twenty years she has worked to make her garden a visual treat every day of the year. Meet the plants and the philosophy that make it happen, delivered with a big dose of “horticultural how-to and woo-woo.”

After 15 years at Martha Stewart Living and a decade each at Newsday and the New York Times, Margaret now writes the nationally acclaimed blog “A Way to Garden.” Her newest book, The Backyard Parables, came out in January 2013. “Margaret Roach writes with intelligence, compassion, and most of all—sanity. Her work is a blessing.” — Eat Pray Love author Elizabeth Gilbert

Registration requested.

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 885-1461

Location: Bartow Pell Mansion

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2013-04-03 2013-04-03 7:30 pm 40.8719, -73.8055 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 04:08:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/04/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/04/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: April 4, 2013

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

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

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2013-04-04 2013-04-04 7:30 am 8:30 pm 40.8606, -73.9338 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 04:08:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Repetition in Design]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/04/repetition-in-design http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/04/repetition-in-design Date: April 4, 2013

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2013-04-04 2013-04-04 8:00 am 4:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 04:08:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition, Benjamin Swett: New York City of Trees]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/04/exhibition-benjamin-swett-new-york-city-of-trees http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/04/exhibition-benjamin-swett-new-york-city-of-trees Date: April 4, 2013

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-04-04 2013-04-04 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5115428d3278a.jpg Sat, 19 Apr 2014 04:08:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Stretching, Toning, and Relaxation at the Poe Visitor Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/04/craniosacral-relaxation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/04/craniosacral-relaxation Date: April 4, 2013

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

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

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2013-04-04 2013-04-04 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 04:08:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Mad. Sq. Art: Sandra Gibson & Luis Recoder Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/04/mad-sq-art-sandra-gibson-luis-recoder-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/04/mad-sq-art-sandra-gibson-luis-recoder-exhibition Date: April 4, 2013

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 538-1884

Location: Southern End (in Madison Square Park)

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M052 Madison Square Park 2013-04-04 2013-04-04 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.741, -73.9883 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/510199a071f39.jpg Sat, 19 Apr 2014 04:08:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Woodland Discovery Kit in Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/04/woodland-discovery-kit-in-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/04/woodland-discovery-kit-in-central-park Date: April 4, 2013

Visit The Wild Garden: Discovering Central Park Woodlands exhibit and start exploring the North Woods on your own by borrowing a North Woods Discovery Kit stocked with binoculars, a hand lens, and flora/fauna guides. Accompanying adult with valid ID required. Purchase an optional Discovery Journal for $2 for a one-of-a-kind woodland adventure. Recommended for ages 8 – 12.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2013-04-04 2013-04-04 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7968, -73.9515 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 04:08:32 EDT
<![CDATA[The Wild Garden: Discovering Central Park Woodlands Exhibit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/04/the-wild-garden-discovering-central-park-woodlands-exhibit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/04/the-wild-garden-discovering-central-park-woodlands-exhibit Date: April 4, 2013

Use this hands-on exhibit to illuminate the history, ecology, and management of the woodlands and learn why these landscapes are so essential to the purpose of Central Park. The exhibit includes a digital interactive app highlighting historic photos and revealing hidden features. Exhibit introductions are available by appointment for groups of 10 or more; call (212) 860-1370 for more information.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2013-04-04 2013-04-04 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7968, -73.9515 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 04:08:32 EDT
<![CDATA[The Orchid Show at The New York Botanical Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/04/the-orchid-show-at-the-new-york-botanical-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/04/the-orchid-show-at-the-new-york-botanical-garden Date: April 4, 2013

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 817-8700

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2013-04-04 2013-04-04 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/511bfc0297cbb.JPG Sat, 19 Apr 2014 04:08:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Community Environmental Center EcoHouse]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/04/community-environmental-center-ecohouse http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/04/community-environmental-center-ecohouse Date: April 4, 2013

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2013-04-04 2013-04-04 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.8729, -73.9186 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/514351473dcae.jpg Sat, 19 Apr 2014 04:08:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Street Types: Turn of the Century Portraiture By Alice Austen]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/04/street-types-turn-of-the-century-portraiture-by-alice-austen http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/04/street-types-turn-of-the-century-portraiture-by-alice-austen Date: April 4, 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 2013-04-04 2013-04-04 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.6146, -74.0631 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 04:08:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Petanque]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/04/bryant-park-petanque http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/04/bryant-park-petanque Date: April 4, 2013

Learn to play pétanque, the popular European game anchored in precision, patience, and camaraderie from members of La Boule New Yorkaise, NYC’s championship-winning club.

Available for parties.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-04-04 2013-04-04 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7541, -73.9845 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 04:08:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park: Le Carrousel]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/04/bryant-park-le-carrousel http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/04/bryant-park-le-carrousel Date: April 4, 2013

La Carrousel was specially created to complement the park’s French classical style, featuring brightly colored animals and French cabaret music. $2 per ride, or buy a discount card to enjoy 10 rides for $15.

Also available for parties.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Le Carrousel (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-04-04 2013-04-04 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7533, -73.984 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 04:08:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/04/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/04/bryant-park-games Date: April 4, 2013

Take a game break with an eclectic selection of favorite tabletop games for free. From scrabble and mancala to dominoes 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 2013-04-04 2013-04-04 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 04:08:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/04/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/04/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: April 4, 2013

Test your ping pong skills at one of two state-of-the-art tables. Paddles and balls are provided free of charge. Sign up with an attendant in the park to reserve a time slot.

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 2013-04-04 2013-04-04 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 04:08:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Reading Room]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/04/bryant-park-reading-room http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/04/bryant-park-reading-room Date: April 4, 2013

Reading, writing, and literary happenings related to the written word – under the London Plane trees – in the open-air Reading Room.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Reading Room (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-04-04 2013-04-04 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7542, -73.9833 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 04:08:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/04/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/04/bryant-park-juggling Date: April 4, 2013

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-04-04 2013-04-04 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 04:08:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature's Helpers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/04/natures-helpers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/04/natures-helpers Date: April 4, 2013

Spend time outside enjoying nature while helping to keep the Park clean.

Families are encouraged to come and take a tour of the Park and its waterways and help keep it clean along the way. Gloves, garbage bags and trash grabbers will be provided.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2013-04-04 2013-04-04 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/515c79d60235d.jpg Sat, 19 Apr 2014 04:08:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Spring Workout in Tompkins Square Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/04/spring-workout-in-tompkins-square-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/04/spring-workout-in-tompkins-square-park Date: April 4, 2013

Spring into fitness with a free workout in the park! This fitness event is hosted by Fit or Flop, the nation's search for the best fitness star, and Biggest Loser's celebrity trainer. The event will feature 10 demo workouts from some of NY's finest trainers for anyone can take part in.

Free workouts range from dance classes to bootcamps and are for all fitness levels. After the workouts, participants can join in on the fun and vote for their favorite trainer to continue the quest for the best fitness star.

For more information or to vote for the best fitness star, check out www.fitorflop.com.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Tompkins Square Park

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M088 Tompkins Square Park 2013-04-04 2013-04-04 4:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.7257, -73.9812 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 04:08:32 EDT
<![CDATA["Grow More Vegetables" Certificate Series]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/04/grow-more-vegetables-certificate-series http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/04/grow-more-vegetables-certificate-series Date: April 4, 2013

Queens Botanical Garden announces the opening of registration for the “Grow More Vegetables” program which will be held at the Garden beginning in April. This is a free edible gardening course designed to equip community gardeners, teachers, and city residents with the best organic techniques for growing vegetables safely and effectively, particularly in urban settings. The program, with hands-on gardening instruction, consists of six classes, both in the classroom and in the field. There is an application process and preference will be given to participants who work, live, or garden in Queens. The course runs for six Thursdays, April 4-May 9, 6-8pm. Space is limited.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2013-04-04 2013-04-04 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 04:08:32 EDT
<![CDATA[MillionTreesNYC Lecture: Valuing New York City's Changing Urban Forest]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/04/milliontreesnyc-lecture-valuing-new-york-citys-changing-urban-forest http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/04/milliontreesnyc-lecture-valuing-new-york-citys-changing-urban-forest Date: April 4, 2013

MillionTreesNYC is hosting a series of spring lecture series events in partnership with photographer Benjamin Swett!

Join us for a presentation by U.S. Forest Service scientist David Nowak, Valuing New York City's Changing Urban Forest.

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

Space is LIMITED. Please RSVP for this event by contacting: artandantiquities@parks.nyc.gov

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: The Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-04-04 2013-04-04 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.7676, -73.9713 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 04:08:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Grow More Vegetables Certificate Series]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/04/grow-more-vegetables-certificate-series1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/04/grow-more-vegetables-certificate-series1 Date: April 4, 2013

The Grow More Vegetables Certificate Series is an edible gardening course designed to equip community gardeners, teachers, and city residents with the best organic techniques for growing vegetables safely and effectively, particularly in an urban setting. The program consists of six classes, both in the classroom and with hands-on gardening instruction in the field. The Queens Botanical Garden and Just Food in Manhattan will each host a Certificate series in their respective boroughs. Be advised that there is an application process for this Certificate series; preference will be given to community, school, and resident gardeners of the specific borough. For more information, e-mail greg@justfood.org for the Manhattan series. For the Queens series, download the Queens Botanical Garden application.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2013-04-04 2013-04-04 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 04:08:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Repetition in Design]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/05/repetition-in-design http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/05/repetition-in-design Date: April 5, 2013

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2013-04-05 2013-04-05 8:00 am 4:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 04:08:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition, Benjamin Swett: New York City of Trees]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/05/exhibition-benjamin-swett-new-york-city-of-trees http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/05/exhibition-benjamin-swett-new-york-city-of-trees Date: April 5, 2013

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-04-05 2013-04-05 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5115428d3278a.jpg Sat, 19 Apr 2014 04:08:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Mad. Sq. Art: Sandra Gibson & Luis Recoder Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/05/mad-sq-art-sandra-gibson-luis-recoder-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/05/mad-sq-art-sandra-gibson-luis-recoder-exhibition Date: April 5, 2013

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 538-1884

Location: Southern End (in Madison Square Park)

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M052 Madison Square Park 2013-04-05 2013-04-05 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.741, -73.9883 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/510199a071f39.jpg Sat, 19 Apr 2014 04:08:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Woodland Discovery Kit in Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/05/woodland-discovery-kit-in-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/05/woodland-discovery-kit-in-central-park Date: April 5, 2013

Visit The Wild Garden: Discovering Central Park Woodlands exhibit and start exploring the North Woods on your own by borrowing a North Woods Discovery Kit stocked with binoculars, a hand lens, and flora/fauna guides. Accompanying adult with valid ID required. Purchase an optional Discovery Journal for $2 for a one-of-a-kind woodland adventure. Recommended for ages 8 – 12.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2013-04-05 2013-04-05 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7968, -73.9515 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 04:08:33 EDT
<![CDATA[The Wild Garden: Discovering Central Park Woodlands Exhibit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/05/the-wild-garden-discovering-central-park-woodlands-exhibit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/05/the-wild-garden-discovering-central-park-woodlands-exhibit Date: April 5, 2013

Use this hands-on exhibit to illuminate the history, ecology, and management of the woodlands and learn why these landscapes are so essential to the purpose of Central Park. The exhibit includes a digital interactive app highlighting historic photos and revealing hidden features. Exhibit introductions are available by appointment for groups of 10 or more; call (212) 860-1370 for more information.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2013-04-05 2013-04-05 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7968, -73.9515 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 04:08:33 EDT
<![CDATA[The Orchid Show at The New York Botanical Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/05/the-orchid-show-at-the-new-york-botanical-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/05/the-orchid-show-at-the-new-york-botanical-garden Date: April 5, 2013

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 817-8700

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2013-04-05 2013-04-05 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/511bfc0297cbb.JPG Sat, 19 Apr 2014 04:08:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Community Environmental Center EcoHouse]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/05/community-environmental-center-ecohouse http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/05/community-environmental-center-ecohouse Date: April 5, 2013

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2013-04-05 2013-04-05 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.8729, -73.9186 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/514351473dcae.jpg Sat, 19 Apr 2014 04:08:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Street Types: Turn of the Century Portraiture By Alice Austen]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/05/street-types-turn-of-the-century-portraiture-by-alice-austen http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/05/street-types-turn-of-the-century-portraiture-by-alice-austen Date: April 5, 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 2013-04-05 2013-04-05 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.6146, -74.0631 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 04:08:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Petanque]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/05/bryant-park-petanque http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/05/bryant-park-petanque Date: April 5, 2013

Learn to play pétanque, the popular European game anchored in precision, patience, and camaraderie from members of La Boule New Yorkaise, NYC’s championship-winning club.

Available for parties.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-04-05 2013-04-05 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7541, -73.9845 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 04:08:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park: Le Carrousel]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/05/bryant-park-le-carrousel http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/05/bryant-park-le-carrousel Date: April 5, 2013

La Carrousel was specially created to complement the park’s French classical style, featuring brightly colored animals and French cabaret music. $2 per ride, or buy a discount card to enjoy 10 rides for $15.

Also available for parties.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Le Carrousel (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-04-05 2013-04-05 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7533, -73.984 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 04:08:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/05/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/05/bryant-park-games Date: April 5, 2013

Take a game break with an eclectic selection of favorite tabletop games for free. From scrabble and mancala to dominoes 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 2013-04-05 2013-04-05 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 04:08:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/05/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/05/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: April 5, 2013

Test your ping pong skills at one of two state-of-the-art tables. Paddles and balls are provided free of charge. Sign up with an attendant in the park to reserve a time slot.

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 2013-04-05 2013-04-05 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 04:08:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Reading Room]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/05/bryant-park-reading-room http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/05/bryant-park-reading-room Date: April 5, 2013

Reading, writing, and literary happenings related to the written word – under the London Plane trees – in the open-air Reading Room.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Reading Room (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-04-05 2013-04-05 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7542, -73.9833 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 04:08:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/05/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/05/bryant-park-juggling Date: April 5, 2013

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-04-05 2013-04-05 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 04:08:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature's Helpers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/05/natures-helpers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/05/natures-helpers Date: April 5, 2013

Spend time outside enjoying nature while helping to keep the Park clean.

Families are encouraged to come and take a tour of the Park and its waterways and help keep it clean along the way. Gloves, garbage bags and trash grabbers will be provided.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2013-04-05 2013-04-05 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/515c79d60235d.jpg Sat, 19 Apr 2014 04:08:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Fencing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/05/bryant-park-fencing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/05/bryant-park-fencing Date: April 5, 2013

Take a stab at the modern sport of fencing with masters from Manhattan Fencing Center. No prior experience needed, and equipment is provided.

Please call (212) 382-2255 to register. Drop-ins also welcome.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Fifth Avenue Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-04-05 2013-04-05 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.7528, -73.9816 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 04:08:33 EDT
<![CDATA[First Friday! Music & Bronx Seaside Trolley]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/05/first-friday-music-bronx-seaside-trolley http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/05/first-friday-music-bronx-seaside-trolley Date: April 5, 2013

In collaboration with the Bronx Music Heritage Center, BPMM presents Juilliard-trained violinist Kenneth Edwards and co. for an evening of jazz fusion for it first First Friday! of 2013. Explore the mansion and savor light refreshments. The free Bronx Seaside Trolley makes a continuous loop from the number 6 Pelham Bay Park subway station to BPMM to City Island. Registration requested.

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 885-1461

Location: Bartow Pell Mansion

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2013-04-05 2013-04-05 5:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.8719, -73.8055 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 04:08:33 EDT
<![CDATA[The Old Stone House and Light and Sound Concerts Present: The Klopotic/Pierce/Zoernig Trio]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/05/the-old-stone-house-and-light-and-sound-concerts-present-the-klopoticpiercezoernig-trio http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/05/the-old-stone-house-and-light-and-sound-concerts-present-the-klopoticpiercezoernig-trio Date: April 5, 2013

Violinist Julianne Klopotic, Pianist Joshua Pierce, and Cellist Lawrence Zoernig join forces to pay honor to one of the original social misfits of his time, Franz Schubert. Eccentric, didactic, this short lived but prolific composer contributed some of the most beloved song cycles and chamber music works of all time. Haunting melodies mixed with explosive exuberance make for a musical journey the ears and heart remember. Klopotic/Pierce/Zoernig bring to Schubert their own eclectic musical backgrounds, drawing the listener into both a dignified and internal experience of these two monumental works.

Friday, April 5 at 8pm and Saturday, April 6 at 8pm

Community/Family Concert: Saturday, April 6 at 6pm

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 768-3195

Location: Old Stone House (in J.J. Byrne Playground)

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B111 J.J. Byrne Playground 2013-04-05 2013-04-05 8:00 pm 40.6729, -73.9846 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5154731bbab9b.webarchive Sat, 19 Apr 2014 04:08:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Bagel Bark]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/06/bagel-bark http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/06/bagel-bark Date: April 6, 2013

Get to know fellow dog lovers while enjoying bagels, pastries, and coffee during off-leash hours. Free.

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 628 1036 x. 26

Location: The Mall (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-04-06 2013-04-06 7:30 am 9:00 am 40.7721, -73.9717 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/511a64a330140.jpg Sat, 19 Apr 2014 04:08:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Van Cortlandt Track Club Saturday Morning Group-Run]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/06/van-cortlandt-track-club-saturday-morning-grouprun http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/06/van-cortlandt-track-club-saturday-morning-grouprun Date: April 6, 2013

Good Morning! Come join the Van Cortlandt Track Club for regular morning group runs through and around the Yonkers-Bronx border in small groups each Saturday morning at 8AM!

We break into various groups based on different paces and distances, starting with a loop of the Parade Grounds, then some peel off through the trails for various length and speed runs in smaller groups.

Be sure to meet back up after the run for breakfast!

Visit www.vctc.org for details & local running tips.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Van Cortlandt Stadium (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2013-04-06 2013-04-06 8:00 am 40.888, -73.8968 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 04:08:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Opening Weekend at Queens Botanical Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/06/opening-weekend-at-queens-botanical-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/06/opening-weekend-at-queens-botanical-garden Date: April 6, 2013

Enjoy a weekend filled with fun and learning at QBG! Join us for garden tours, crafts, and meet Flora, QBG's colorful mascot. Free with Garden admission.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2013-04-06 2013-04-06 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 04:08:33 EDT
<![CDATA[2013 Group Trail Runs High Rock Park in the Greenbelt]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/06/2013-group-trail-runs-high-rock-park-in-the-greenbelt http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/06/2013-group-trail-runs-high-rock-park-in-the-greenbelt Date: April 6, 2013

Join experienced runners from the Staten Island Athletic Club (SIAC) for training runs leading up to the High Rock Challenge Adventure Race.The group will leave at 8 am from the High Rock parking lot. Note that the final distance and resulting route will be determined by the group’s skill and fitness level - everyone is welcome.There is no charge and no reservation requirement. Plan on one hour of running. Please share a ride to High Rock as parking is limited.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: 200 Nevada Avenue (in High Rock Park)

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R088 High Rock Park 2013-04-06 2013-04-06 8:00 am 40.5845, -74.1251 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 04:08:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Saturdays at Red Hook Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/06/free-saturdays-at-red-hook-recreation-center http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/06/free-saturdays-at-red-hook-recreation-center Date: April 6, 2013

Free admittance for everyone, every Saturday in April 2013!

Hey Red Hook! Come enjoy FREE family fun programming at Red Hook Recreation Center. Activities will include fitness activities, board games, billiards, access to the cardio and weight room and more!

For more information, please call Jackie Spann at (718) 722-3211.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 722-3211

Location: Red Hook Recreation Center (in Red Hook Recreation Area)

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B126 Red Hook Recreation Area 2013-04-06 2013-04-06 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.6724, -74.004 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/512e783a61806.jpg Sat, 19 Apr 2014 04:08:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Bird Walks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/06/bird-walks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/06/bird-walks Date: April 6, 2013

Bird Walks focus on wildlife happenings in the park and are led by NYC Audubon experts or the Urban Park Rangers.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 430-1890

Location: Van Cortlandt Nature Center (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2013-04-06 2013-04-06 8:00 am 9:30 am 40.8911, -73.894 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 04:08:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Repetition in Design]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/06/repetition-in-design http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/06/repetition-in-design Date: April 6, 2013

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2013-04-06 2013-04-06 8:00 am 4:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 04:08:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Table Tennis Tournament]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/06/table-tennis-tournament http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/06/table-tennis-tournament Date: April 6, 2013

The City of New York Parks & Recreation in conjunction with the Golden Age Community Inc. is happy to announce details for the 2013 Table Tennis Tournament.

This event is for:

  • Men's singles 18-62
  • Men's singles 63+
  • Lades singles 18-62
  • Ladies singles 63+
  • Men's doubles
  • Ladies doubles
  • Mixed doubles

It is free and open to the public. Certificates will be awarded.

Please register by April 3rd at the front desk or call Atul Majmudar at (718) 979-7045 or Dr. Bharat Parekh at (718) 948-7962

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 979-7045 or (718) 948-7962

Location: Greenbelt Recreation Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2013-04-06 2013-04-06 9:00 am 3:00 pm 40.5926, -74.1358 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 04:08:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Registration Closed: Paerdegat Basin, Canarsie Park: Coastal Cleanup]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/06/paerdegat-basin-canarsie-park-coastal-cleanup http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/06/paerdegat-basin-canarsie-park-coastal-cleanup Date: April 6, 2013

Please join the Natural Areas Volunteers (NAV) in a storm cleanup of Paerdegat Basin. Volunteers will help remove large and small debris from the coastline. 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) 360-3317

Location: Paerdegat Avenue North & Seaview Avenue (in Paerdegat Basin Park)

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B406 Paerdegat Basin Park 2013-04-06 2013-04-06 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.6263, -73.9006 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 04:08:33 EDT
<![CDATA[HSBC Children's Garden Spring Session]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/06/hsbc-childrens-garden-spring-session http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/06/hsbc-childrens-garden-spring-session Date: April 6, 2013

The HSBC Children's Garden at Queens Botanical Garden offers a hands-on discovery program for children ages 5-12. Children's imaginations and knowledge blossom as they plant and harvest vegetables and flowers, visit the Bee Garden, and more! No class on May 25 for Memorial Day weekend. Special price: $166 members /$185 for non-members. To register email rwolf@queensbotanical.org or call (718) 886-3800 ext. 230.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800 ext230

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2013-04-06 2013-04-06 9:30 am 12:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 04:08:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Woodland Discovery Kit in Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/06/woodland-discovery-kit-in-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/06/woodland-discovery-kit-in-central-park Date: April 6, 2013

Visit The Wild Garden: Discovering Central Park Woodlands exhibit and start exploring the North Woods on your own by borrowing a North Woods Discovery Kit stocked with binoculars, a hand lens, and flora/fauna guides. Accompanying adult with valid ID required. Purchase an optional Discovery Journal for $2 for a one-of-a-kind woodland adventure. Recommended for ages 8 – 12.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2013-04-06 2013-04-06 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7968, -73.9515 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 04:08:33 EDT
<![CDATA[The Wild Garden: Discovering Central Park Woodlands Exhibit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/06/the-wild-garden-discovering-central-park-woodlands-exhibit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/06/the-wild-garden-discovering-central-park-woodlands-exhibit Date: April 6, 2013

Use this hands-on exhibit to illuminate the history, ecology, and management of the woodlands and learn why these landscapes are so essential to the purpose of Central Park. The exhibit includes a digital interactive app highlighting historic photos and revealing hidden features. Exhibit introductions are available by appointment for groups of 10 or more; call (212) 860-1370 for more information.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2013-04-06 2013-04-06 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7968, -73.9515 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 04:08:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Grow to Learn Grant Writing & Garden Planning Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/06/grow-to-learn-grant-writing-garden-planning-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/06/grow-to-learn-grant-writing-garden-planning-workshop Date: April 6, 2013

Need help applying for a Grow to Learn Mini-Grant? Attend a grant-writing and garden design workshop. We will walk you through the application and garden design process and help answer any individual questions you may have. RSVP required.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 788-7900

Location: GrowNYC Office

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2013-04-06 2013-04-06 10:00 am 12:30 pm 40.7139, -74.0054 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 04:08:33 EDT
<![CDATA[The Orchid Show at The New York Botanical Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/06/the-orchid-show-at-the-new-york-botanical-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/06/the-orchid-show-at-the-new-york-botanical-garden Date: April 6, 2013

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 817-8700

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2013-04-06 2013-04-06 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/511bfc0297cbb.JPG Sat, 19 Apr 2014 04:08:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Drawn to Nature Weekend at Wave Hill]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/06/drawn-to-nature-weekend-at-wave-hill http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/06/drawn-to-nature-weekend-at-wave-hill Date: April 6, 2013

Experience the landscape through drawing this Target Free weekend with activities for all ages. At the Family Art Project, join artist Ander Mikalson in creating a large-scale line of drawings weaving and winding through Wave Hill. In the afternoon, participate in a collaborative project with guest artists: We provide the tools, paper and natural inspiration; you draw what you experience! On Saturday, join a guided tour of the spring exhibition in Glyndor Gallery and, on Sunday, a reception with talks by the exhibition artists.

Photo credit: Joshua Bright

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill,Ecology Building (in Wave Hill),Glyndor Gallery (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2013-04-06 2013-04-06 10:00 am 4:30 pm 40.8987, -73.9125; 40.8979, -73.9111; 40.8989, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/514a1895b9e18.jpg Sat, 19 Apr 2014 04:08:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Trail Restoration at Willowbrook Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/06/trail-restoration-at-willowbrook-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/06/trail-restoration-at-willowbrook-park Date: April 6, 2013

Join Greenbelt staff restoring trail issues along the White Trail.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 667-2165 ext 311

Location: Willowbrook Park Archery Range (in Willowbrook Park)

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R030 Willowbrook Park 2013-04-06 2013-04-06 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.6032, -74.1613 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 04:08:33 EDT