NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2014 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://www.nycgovparks.org/sub_things_to_do/upcoming_events/events_search.php NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Sat, 19 Apr 2014 18:03:52 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/2013/04/04/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/04/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: April 4, 2013

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

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

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2013-04-04 2013-04-04 7:30 am 8:30 pm 40.8606, -73.9338 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 14:03:52 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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<![CDATA[Exhibition, Benjamin Swett: New York City of Trees]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/04/exhibition-benjamin-swett-new-york-city-of-trees http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/04/exhibition-benjamin-swett-new-york-city-of-trees Date: April 4, 2013

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-04-04 2013-04-04 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5115428d3278a.jpg Sat, 19 Apr 2014 14:03:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Stretching, Toning, and Relaxation at the Poe Visitor Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/04/craniosacral-relaxation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/04/craniosacral-relaxation Date: April 4, 2013

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

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

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2013-04-04 2013-04-04 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 14:03:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Mad. Sq. Art: Sandra Gibson & Luis Recoder Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/04/mad-sq-art-sandra-gibson-luis-recoder-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/04/mad-sq-art-sandra-gibson-luis-recoder-exhibition Date: April 4, 2013

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 538-1884

Location: Southern End (in Madison Square Park)

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M052 Madison Square Park 2013-04-04 2013-04-04 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.741, -73.9883 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/510199a071f39.jpg Sat, 19 Apr 2014 14:03:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Woodland Discovery Kit in Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/04/woodland-discovery-kit-in-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/04/woodland-discovery-kit-in-central-park Date: April 4, 2013

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2013-04-04 2013-04-04 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7968, -73.9515 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 14:03:52 EDT
<![CDATA[The Wild Garden: Discovering Central Park Woodlands Exhibit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/04/the-wild-garden-discovering-central-park-woodlands-exhibit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/04/the-wild-garden-discovering-central-park-woodlands-exhibit Date: April 4, 2013

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2013-04-04 2013-04-04 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7968, -73.9515 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 14:03:52 EDT
<![CDATA[The Orchid Show at The New York Botanical Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/04/the-orchid-show-at-the-new-york-botanical-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/04/the-orchid-show-at-the-new-york-botanical-garden Date: April 4, 2013

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 817-8700

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2013-04-04 2013-04-04 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/511bfc0297cbb.JPG Sat, 19 Apr 2014 14:03:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Community Environmental Center EcoHouse]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/04/community-environmental-center-ecohouse http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/04/community-environmental-center-ecohouse Date: April 4, 2013

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2013-04-04 2013-04-04 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.8729, -73.9186 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/514351473dcae.jpg Sat, 19 Apr 2014 14:03:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Street Types: Turn of the Century Portraiture By Alice Austen]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/04/street-types-turn-of-the-century-portraiture-by-alice-austen http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/04/street-types-turn-of-the-century-portraiture-by-alice-austen Date: April 4, 2013

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-4506

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

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R117 Alice Austen Park 2013-04-04 2013-04-04 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.6146, -74.0631 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 14:03:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Petanque]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/04/bryant-park-petanque http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/04/bryant-park-petanque Date: April 4, 2013

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

Available for parties.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-04-04 2013-04-04 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7541, -73.9845 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 14:03:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park: Le Carrousel]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/04/bryant-park-le-carrousel http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/04/bryant-park-le-carrousel Date: April 4, 2013

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

Also available for parties.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Le Carrousel (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-04-04 2013-04-04 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7533, -73.984 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 14:03:52 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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<![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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<![CDATA[Bryant Park Reading Room]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/04/bryant-park-reading-room http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/04/bryant-park-reading-room Date: April 4, 2013

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Reading Room (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-04-04 2013-04-04 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7542, -73.9833 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 14:03:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/04/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/04/bryant-park-juggling Date: April 4, 2013

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-04-04 2013-04-04 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 14:03:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature's Helpers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/04/natures-helpers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/04/natures-helpers Date: April 4, 2013

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

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2013-04-04 2013-04-04 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/515c79d60235d.jpg Sat, 19 Apr 2014 14:03:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Spring Workout in Tompkins Square Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/04/spring-workout-in-tompkins-square-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/04/spring-workout-in-tompkins-square-park Date: April 4, 2013

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

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

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

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Tompkins Square Park

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M088 Tompkins Square Park 2013-04-04 2013-04-04 4:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.7257, -73.9812 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 14:03:52 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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<![CDATA[MillionTreesNYC Lecture: Valuing New York City's Changing Urban Forest]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/04/milliontreesnyc-lecture-valuing-new-york-citys-changing-urban-forest http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/04/04/milliontreesnyc-lecture-valuing-new-york-citys-changing-urban-forest Date: April 4, 2013

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

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

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

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

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: The Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-04-04 2013-04-04 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.7676, -73.9713 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 14:03:52 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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