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 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 10:36:05 GMT NYC Parks News 25 25 http://www.nycgovparks.org/sub_things_to_do/upcoming_events/events_search.php http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/parks_leaf_thumb.gif <![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/02/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 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 06:36:05 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 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 06:36:05 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 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 06:36:05 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 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 06:36:05 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 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 06:36:05 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 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 06:36:05 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 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 06:36:05 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 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 06:36:05 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 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 06:36:05 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 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 06:36:05 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 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 06:36:05 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 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 06:36:05 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 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 06:36:05 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 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 06:36:05 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 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 06:36:05 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 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 06:36:05 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 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 06:36:05 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 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 06:36:05 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 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 06:36:05 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 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 06:36:05 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 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 06:36:05 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 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 06:36:05 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 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 06:36:05 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 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 06:36:05 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 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 06:36:05 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 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 06:36:05 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 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 06:36:05 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 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 06:36:05 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 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 06:36:05 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 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 06:36:05 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 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 06:36:05 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 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 06:36:05 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 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 06:36:05 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 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 06:36:05 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 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 06:36:05 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 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 06:36:05 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 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 06:36:05 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 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 06:36:05 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 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 06:36:05 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 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 06:36:05 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 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 06:36:05 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 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 06:36:05 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 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 06:36:05 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 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 06:36:05 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 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 06:36:05 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 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 06:36:05 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 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 06:36:05 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 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 06:36:05 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 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 06:36:05 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 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 06:36:05 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 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 06:36:05 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 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 06:36:05 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 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 06:36:05 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 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 06:36:05 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 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 06:36:05 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 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 06:36:05 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 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 06:36:05 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 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 06:36:05 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 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 06:36:05 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 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 06:36:05 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 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 06:36:05 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 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 06:36:05 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 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 06:36:05 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 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 06:36:05 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 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 06:36:05 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 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 06:36:05 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 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 06:36:05 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 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 06:36:05 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 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 06:36:05 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 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 06:36:05 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 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 06:36:05 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 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 06:36:05 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 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 06:36:05 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 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 06:36:05 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 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 06:36:05 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 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 06:36:05 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 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 06:36:05 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 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 06:36:05 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 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 06:36:05 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 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 06:36:05 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 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 06:36:05 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 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 06:36:05 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 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 06:36:05 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 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 06:36:05 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 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 06:36:05 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 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 06:36:05 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 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 06:36:05 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 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 06:36:05 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 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 06:36:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Trail Restoration at High Rock Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/06/trail-restoration-at-high-rock-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/06/trail-restoration-at-high-rock-park Date: April 6, 2013

Join Greenbelt staff removing invasive plants and restoring trails.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 667-2165 ext 311

Location: Parking Area (in High Rock Park)

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R088 High Rock Park 2013-04-06 2013-04-06 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.5839, -74.1254 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 06:36:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Highland Park Children's Garden Open House]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/06/garden-open-house http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/06/garden-open-house Date: April 6, 2013

Join us for a morning of free family activities featuring community garden plot registration, a flower tour, kids activity hour and garden workshop. Come out to smell the flowers and get a jump on spring fever!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 235-4462

Location: Highland Park Children's Garden

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2013-04-06 2013-04-06 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.6829, -73.8879 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 06:36:05 EDT
<![CDATA[8th Annual Spring Seed Celebration & Swap at The Old Stone House]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/06/8th-annual-spring-seed-celebration-swap-at-the-old-stone-house http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/06/8th-annual-spring-seed-celebration-swap-at-the-old-stone-house Date: April 6, 2013

Join us for our annual celebration of making things grow all around the Old Stone House & Washington Park.

Schedule:

  • 10:00 a.m. Seeding starts and transplanting seedlings
  • 11:00 a.m. Seed cleaning, storage and identification (includes guess that seed, displays with whole foods and whole forms of seeds)
  • noon design tips for city gardens
  • 1:00 p.m. lunch break – propagating plants through stem cuttings and divisions – outdoors
  • 2:00 p.m. GMO information and discussion
  • 2:30 p.m. OPEN SESAME: the Story of Seeds, trailer – a new film by Sean Kaminsky
  • 3:00 p.m. seed art display, raffle winner and How many seeds in the jar? winner announced

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 768-3195

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

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B111 J.J. Byrne Playground 2013-04-06 2013-04-06 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.6729, -73.9846 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/515475aea8ab1.jpg Thu, 24 Apr 2014 06:36:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Wave Hill Family Art Project--Drawn To Nature]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/06/wave-hill-family-art-projectdrawn-to-nature http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/06/wave-hill-family-art-projectdrawn-to-nature Date: April 6, 2013

Join guest artist Ander Mikalson as she guides us in creating individual drawing projects. Then, on the Lower Lawn, add yours to form a large-scale, winding line of drawings that will weave its way through Wave Hill.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Ecology Building (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2013-04-06 2013-04-06 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8979, -73.9111 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5155f12dd015f.jpg Thu, 24 Apr 2014 06:36:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Map-tacular!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/06/maptacular http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/06/maptacular Date: April 6, 2013

Maps reveal amazing details about the past and present. First, we will learn the basics of how to read the Greenbelt trail map. Then we will work as a team to assemble a giant floor puzzle map of the Greenbelt and we will place land use features on the map to see how the Greenbelt and surrounding land has changed over time. Afterwards, feel free to put your map-reading skills to use with a hike along the trails and/or borrow a listening wand for a brief audio tour of Greenbelt natural history. Program is suitable for ages 6 and up and takes place at the Greenbelt Nature Center. Registration required.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2013-04-06 2013-04-06 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.5884, -74.1391 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 06:36:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Opening Day in Prospect Park: Little League Parade]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/06/opening-day-parade http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/06/opening-day-parade Date: April 6, 2013

On Saturday, April 6, almost 2,000 Little League players will start the 2013 baseball season with their annual parade through Park Slope and into historic Prospect Park. The pint-sized players will be joined by their friends, families, local community leaders and elected officials. Everyone will then gather at the Prospect Park Bandshell for the ceremonial first pitch to start another great season of baseball and softball at the seven fields in Prospect Park’s Long Meadow and the six fields at the Parade Ground.

The Little League Parade gets underway at 10 a.m. The parade kicks-off at 7th Avenue and 2nd Street, proceeds along 7th Avenue to 9th Street and then turns up 9th Street to head into the Park and ends at the Bandshell. The Opening Day Ceremony and first pitch at the Bandshell will begin at approximately 10:45 a.m.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 965-8999

Location: The Bandshell (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2013-04-06 2013-04-06 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.663, -73.9766 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/515b3f4d04062.jpg Thu, 24 Apr 2014 06:36:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Film Making Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/06/film-making-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/06/film-making-workshop Date: April 6, 2013

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

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

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

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

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2013-04-06 2013-04-06 10:30 am 2:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 06:36:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Starting Seeds Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/06/starting-seeds-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/06/starting-seeds-workshop Date: April 6, 2013

Get a jump on your vegetable gardening with this "Starting Seeds" workshop sponsored by East New York Farms.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 235-4462

Location: Highland Park Children's Garden

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2013-04-06 2013-04-06 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.6829, -73.8879 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 06:36:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Strength And Conditioning Training Sessions With Next Level Performance]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/06/strength-and-conditioning-training-sessions-with-next-level-performance http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/06/strength-and-conditioning-training-sessions-with-next-level-performance Date: April 6, 2013

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

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

Start time: 10:30 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 667-2165

Location: High Rock Gate (in High Rock Park)

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R088 High Rock Park 2013-04-06 2013-04-06 10:30 am 40.5838, -74.1233 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/513e263ca22eb.jpg Thu, 24 Apr 2014 06:36:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Bird Walks at The New York Botanical Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/06/bird-walks-at-the-new-york-botanical-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/06/bird-walks-at-the-new-york-botanical-garden Date: April 6, 2013

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: 718-817-8700

Location: Watson Building (in Bronx Park)

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X002 Bronx Park 2013-04-06 2013-04-06 11:00 am 40.8624, -73.8805 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 06:36:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Chess Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/06/chess-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/06/chess-clinic Date: April 6, 2013

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

Ages 6+.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-1461

Location: Chess & Checkers House (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-04-06 2013-04-06 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.7689, -73.9746 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 06:36:05 EDT